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A British Fascist Critiques Wall Street: Oswald Mosley on the Beginnings of “Multiracialism” in British Society and Cheap Labor

“It is childish nonsense to say that a British Government rules Britain. It’s nothing to do with British Government or the British People!”


Implored an impassioned Oswald Mosley. Sir Mosley spoke of the exploitation of non-Anglo peoples for cheap labor in the society, during the beginnings of multiracial and multicultural policies, and the shift of historic economic, or financial power from Great Britain to New York’s Wall Street and U.S. private banking institution. In On A Reborn Britain And The Spirit Of European Civilisation, the masterful orator and political agitator of his day, declared that the people could and should make a third system, a system that united classical wisdom and the modern sciences, and embodies the cultural advancements made by the British and European peoples, in the sense he conceived it through the Fascist philosophy. This is related to us, as the Fascists believed the Enlightenment Liberals had failed, and Liberalism could not bring about such an expression, as Mario Palmieri explained in his work, The Philosophy of Fascism

Mosley on Race

Oswald Mosley on race stated that:

“It is utterly untrue that the British Union is largely a racialist movement. (…) For as its followers are fervent believers in the Empire, and as the empire contains scores of races, to be anti any one race is a contradiction in terms. If the Jews place Jewry first, we are against them; but if they place Britain first they have nothing to fear. And the same applies to all other races, cults, and creeds.” (Oswald Mosley)

“I am not an anti-semite. Anti-semitism is hatred of all Jews on account of their race. I attack some Jews on account of what they do, but I never attack any Jew on account of his birth. I never attack a man on account of his race or religion. If a Jew does something against the interests of Britain or of Europe, he should be attacked like anyone else. He should not be attacked because he is a Jew, but equally he should not be immune from criticism because he is a Jew.” (Oswald Mosley, Mosley—Right or Wrong, 1961, pg. 131)

Race, Antisemitism and Eugenic Support in Fascism

In La Dottrina del Fascismo early Italian Fascism was said to be founded on the concept of national unity, or the nation, more than on the call for racial unity. This work stated, that the nation is defined as “a multitude unified by an idea.” Benito Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile called their spiritual conception of life, or political worldview and that of the nation, Mazzinianism, or the ‘Mazzinian Conception.’ However, Mussolini, whom Mosley met, was concerned with the birth-rates of whites, saying that whites were morally and physically sick and ruined. Mussolini stated, that: “The singular, enormous problem is the destiny of the white race. Europe is truly towards the end of its destiny as the leader of civilization” (Aaron Gillette, Racial theories in fascist Italy, p. 43), and he advocated eugenics as its solution. Under Mussolini’s rule, the Italian fascist government committed ethnic-cleansing on Slovenes, and were prejudiced against Roma people. In 1938, the Fascists passed Anti-Semitic laws which made Jews second-class citizens, and in 1943, after Mussolini was ousted out of power, 9,000 Jews were deported to Nazi concentration camps. Although, Mussolini was not in power, the foundations for such policies were supported by Mussolini concerning Jewish bankers.

In theory, under Fascism, one regardless of racial background could be considered citizens, understanding that its citizens were part of an organic expression through the unity of the people under national, civil, and historic principle.

Yet early on, Benito Mussolini in a 1921 speech in Bologna (Italy) stated, that “Fascism was born (…) out of a profound, perennial need of this our Aryan race.” In relation to Mosley’s suspicions of Wall Street in New York City, Mussolini in a 1919 speech (Mark Neocleous, Fascism. 1997, p. 35), argued that eighty-percent of the Soviet Union leaders were Jews, and that Jewish bankers in New York City and London were bound to Moscow, because of Jewish loyalty. Yet, we are told Mussolini had said this of the Jews:

“Naturally there is no such thing as a pure race, not even a Jewish one (…) Race: it is a sentiment, not a reality, it is 95% sentiment. I don’t believe that it is possible to prove biologically that a race is more or less pure (…) Anti-Semitism does not exist in Italy. The Jews have behaved well as citizens, and as soldiers, they have fought courageously.” (Benito Mussolini, Emil Ludwig’s Talks With Mussolini, 1932)

Emil Ludwig had said of Mussolini that:

“Undoubtedly no contemporary Englishman or Russian had so much sympathetic understanding of the Jews, as Mussolini with me in 1932.” (Emil Ludwig, Talks with Mussolini, preface, 1945 ed.)

Primo de Rivera and Codreanu, also leading Fascists said of race that:

“Here is what is required by our total sense of the Patra and the state which is to serve it: That is all the people of Spain, however diverse they may be, feel in harmony with an irrevocable unity of destiny.” (José Antonio Primo de Rivera)

“National Socialism is preoccupied by the body (namely the racial eugenics) whereas Legionarism is preoccupied by something much deeper: by the soul.” (Corneliu Zelea Codreanu)

An Italian Encyclopedia states in 1935 in contradiction to Mussolini that:

“A race does not exist, but only a people and an Italian nation. There does not exist a Jewish race or nation, but a Jewish people; there does not exist, the gravest error of all, an Aryan race.” (Enciclopedia Italiana, 1935, see section ‘Race’)

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