The Western Socialist
Vol. 27 - No. 213
No. 2, 1960
page 9

Society's Products

The current eagerness to attach most of the blame for the latest wave of anti-Semitism to the remnants of the Nazi party is certainly stretching the imagination. Are they supposed to be the cause of anti-Semitism in Russia or the U.S.A.?

Any exhaustive study of the subject will show that racial and religious discrimination was around long before German capitalism's Adolf came along to give it a little unnecessary aid. It is also a pertinent point to realize that dictatorships and concentration camps were conspicuous by their absence before class society came into being.

So long as the world's workers support commodity production so long will they suffer the miseries thereof.

A little more than 10 seconds' thought will surely illustrate that prejudices such as religious pride and religious discrimination, patriotism and race hate are all related and are not the cause but the products of our present type of society.


(Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C.)