Over-represented, yes, dominant, no. 
by Colin Liddell

Sometime around 2016, just as it was having its biggest impact, the Alt-Right became zombiefied.

By "zombiefied" I mean that it essentially died but nevertheless kept moving. In the process it increasingly assumed the corpse-like forms of White Nationalism 1.0 (or Neo-Naziism as some refer to it), a movement that was only ever successful at ghettoising its followers and giving FBI shills a home.

This had a lot to do with the self-loathing Jewshalf-Jews and gay-presenting WASPs who gained popularity within the movement by offering its lazy audience of angry and alienated young White males the easiest and simplest explanations for what was wrong with the world. Pandering to the blindest instincts and urges of a group that you seek to attract is about as far from leadership as a whore opening her legs is, so let's not call these people "leaders."

Meanwhile, serious, uncompromising, and honest thinkers in the Alt-Right, who, as a consequence of their rigorous approach, had a more nuanced but accurate view of the World, were shut out or marginalised within an already marginalised movement.

For me, this was nothing more than yet another amusing example of human group psychology in action. But it nevertheless speeded my realisation that the Alt-Right, as it had been constructed—an open tent where the catchiest memes were the dominant currency—could not succeed except as a freak show and a ghetto. This was because the catchiest memes for that particular audience of angry, alienated, young Whites were the ones that attributed all the evil in the World to the simplistic all-powerful "boogerman" of the Jew. In short, the Alt-Right just relapsed into a retarded Anti-Semitic-slash-Jewish-supremacist club, where Jew hatred and fear of Jewish power became the dominant currency—even as it was dished out by obvious Jews.

This was why in April of this year I finally distanced myself from a movement that I had helped to found and foster. In its place I created the Affirmative Right, an ongoing attempt to reestablish the positive characteristics of the early Alt-Right—but with an in-built defence encoded into its DNA, against the solipsism, victimist tendencies, and addiction to self-justifying lies that overcame the Alt-Right.


So far, what I have written here against the Alt-Right "reads" merely as my opinion. It can easily be dismissed by someone who isn't emotionally programmed to share my views. So, to make it stick, I have to demonstrate as clearly as possible that many of the most cherished memes of the Alt-Right are in fact little more than lies or crude distortions of reality at best. Luckily this isn't too hard to do. In a previous article I poked holes in the flimsy logic of the Alt-Right-slash-Conspiritard myth that globalists want to create a global Mogadishu because it will somehow enhance their lifestyles. My colleague Duns Scotus has also contributed a deconstruction of the popular Alt-Right delusion known as the Kalergi Plan.

This time I want to take apart the Alt-Right-slash-Neo-Nazi myth that the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union, especially its atrocities, were essentially Jewish-dominated projects. These myths are routinely repeated by prominent Alt-Righters, as in this episode of TDS (from the 39:45 mark), or else trotted out by Alt-Right foot soldiers with memes like the one below:

This will often come with references to how "the evil Jews" slaughtered millions of innocent Christians in the Holodomor, etc. Not too far away, you will also find mention of how "international Jewry," including capitalist Jews in the West, colluded with Communist Jews in the Soviet Union. The Jewish Wall Street banker Joseph Schiff, will be offered up as a prime example of this, with links to content such as this:
"It is a well-known fact that the Bolsheviks were and are financed by Jewish interests in the West. At a Bolshevik celebration rally in New York’s Carnegie Hall on the night of 23 March 1917, a telegram of support from Jacob Schiff of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. was read out. The telegram was reprinted in the next morning’s New York Times. Schiff later tried to deny his involvement, but thirty years later his grandson John admitted in the New York Journal-American (3 February 1949) that the old man had sunk twenty million dollars into the Bolshevik cause." [source]
You will also run into references to Solzhenitsyn and a rather odd quote attributed to Vladimir Putin which goes:
"I thought about something just now: The decision to nationalize this library was made by the first Soviet government, whose composition was 80-85 percent Jewish," Putin said June 13 during a visit to Moscow’s Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.
Brilliant! What a cast-iron case! How could you not believe it was all done by the Jews?

But luckily for anyone interested in the real story, Jewish domination of the Russian Revolution is rather easy to check. This is because the Bolshevik Party was run by committees and bureaus with well-known and relatively easy-to-check memberships. These include the Sovnarkom, the Central Committee, and the Politburo.

The latter body became increasingly important as the Soviet Union developed. Being a small, tight-knit group deciding on policy and ideology, it became the effective heart of Soviet power. For a picture of how the politburo dominated the Soviet Union watch Armando Ianucci's excellent comedy film, "The Death of Stalin."

Starting with the Sovnarkom (The Council of People's Commissars) that was chosen soon after the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks, and which was effectively the Soviet cabinet, Jewish representation can be shown to rather minimal. Here is a list of the members:
Vladimir Lenin
Nikolai Gorbunov
Vladimir Milyutin
Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko
Nikolai Krylenko
Pavel Dybenko
Viktor Nogin
Anatoly Lunacharsky
Ivan Teodorovich
Leon Trotsky
Alexei Rykov
Georgy Oppokov
Alexander Shlyapnikov
Joseph Stalin
Nikolai Glebov-Avilov
Ivan Skvortsov-Stepanov
Of these 16 members, only Trotsky is a confirmed Jew.

Next, let's look at that picture from the top of this article. Here it is again to save you the trouble of scrolling up.

It shows the membership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in 1917. The Central Committee was the ruling body of the Communist Party, but it only met for short periods, when it would pass resolutions and choose the membership of various committees and bureaus, like the Politburo. The picture above, which comes from, shows 26 members (and, funnily enough, also records the causes of their deaths).

While the Sovnarkom was more administrative and also included some non-Bolsheviks at first, the Central Committee was purely Bolshevik and more political and ideological in its focus.

Krestinsky, a Jew from an
assimilationist background
So how did the Jews do here? Frankly a lot better. After careful research, I made the number of Jews to be seven and a half, namely Sverdlov, Zinoviev, Uritsky, Trotsky, Sokolnikov, Joffe, and Krestinsky, with Kamenev being a half Jew, with a Russian mother. Krestinsky is sometimes described as being of Russian or Ukrainian extraction, but there are reports of his family converting to Orthodox Christianity. Based on this and his appearance, I would mark him as an ethnic Jew. Adolph Joffe is also an "edge case," being from a secularised Crimean Karaite background, a Turkic-speaking people who practiced an atypical form of Judaism.

Interestingly, but not excessively so, Lenin was one eighth Jewish, having a Jewish great grandfather Moishe Blank, who married a Swedish woman Anna Ostedt. With German, Swedish, Kalmyck, and Russian blood, in addition to Jewish, it would be accurate to describe him as something of a "mystery meat" person. To call him "Jewish," as some Alt-Righters do, makes as much sense as to call him Swedish.

With regard to the Central Committee, no one could say that it was dominated by Jews, when Jews only represented 28% of its membership at a time when they were at their strongest.

Jewish fortunes can be gauged from the membership rolls of the Politburo. This group was the highest organ of the party when the Congress and the Central Committee were not in session. The first one was elected by the 8th Party Congress in March 1919 and sat for a little over a year. The five full voting members included Lenin, Trotsky, Krestinsky, Kamenev, and Stalin, making it effectively half Jewish if we count Krestinsky as an ethnic Jew and Kamenev as a half-Jew—although, of course, Lenin, only 12.5% Jewish, entirely dominated proceedings.

The next Politburo was elected in 1922 by the 11th Central Committee in the immediate aftermath of the 11th Congress. The full voting members were Lenin, Trotsky, Kamenev, and Stalin again, with three new full voting members: Alexei Rykov, Mikhail Tomsky, and Grigory Zinoviev, the last of whom was Jewish. This made two and a half Jews to four and a half non-Jews. The following year the same seven members were elected to the politburo, and in 1924, following Lenin's death, Nikolai Bukharin was added to keep the number at seven.

By 1926, when the next Politburo was elected by the Congress, Jewish representation was clearly fading. Of the ten members, only Trotsky and Zinoviev were Jews. As the Politburo became increasingly powerful throughout the 1920s, we see it becoming increasingly less Jewish. By 1927 not a single Jew was on it.

Soviet leadership photo shortly before the Holodomor, showing the robust Eurasian type that dominated the Soviet Union.
By 1932 and the start of the Holodomor, which is characteristically memed by the Alt-Right as a "Jewish genocide of Christians, worse than the Holocaust," the 12 members of the Politburo included only one Jew, Lazar Kaganovich, who, like many of his colleagues, was essentially just a creature of Stalin. Although Jews may have been involved in the Holodomor, they were merely serving as functionaries for their Goyim masters. That is simply a fact.

Likewise other parts of the meme that the "Russian Revolution was essentially Jewish" don't stand up well to scrutiny. Earlier in this article I mentioned Jacob Schiff. Here is the quote I referred to again, to save you the trouble of scrolling up:
"It is a well-known fact that the Bolsheviks were and are financed by Jewish interests in the West. At a Bolshevik celebration rally in New York’s Carnegie Hall on the night of 23 March 1917, a telegram of support from Jacob Schiff of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. was read out. The telegram was reprinted in the next morning’s New York Times. Schiff later tried to deny his involvement, but thirty years later his grandson John admitted in the New York Journal-American (3 February 1949) that the old man had sunk twenty million dollars into the Bolshevik cause."
Yes it is true that Jacob Schiff was extremely happy with the Russian Revolution, so happy, in fact, that he even ended his bank's embargo on lending to Russia. But just look at the date in the quote above. Notice anything odd? March 23rd.... Yes, that would be around the time of the first Russian Revolution—there were two that year—one that put liberal centrists into power, and one that put capitalist-hating Bolsheviks into power. Guess which one Jacob Schiff was celebrating.

As reported by Kenneth Ackerman in "Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Radical on the Eve of Revolution":
"Schiff made sure none of the funds from his loans ever went to the Russian Empire, which he felt oppressed Jewish people. When the Russian Empire fell in 1917, Schiff believed that the oppression of Jews would end. He formally repealed the impediments within his firm against lending to Russia. However, Schiff's stance changed upon the Bolshevik seizure of power: Schiff’s gripe against Russia had been its anti-Semitism. At home Schiff had never shown any sympathy for socialism, not even the milder Morris Hillquit variety. Schiff had declared victory for his purposes in Russia after the tsar was toppled in March 1917 and Alexander Kerensky, representing the new provisional government, had declared Jews to be equal citizens. In addition to repeated public statements of support, he used both his personal wealth and the resources of Kuhn Loeb to float large loans to Kerensky’s regime. When Lenin and Trotsky seized power for themselves in November 1917, Schiff immediately rejected them, cut off further loans, started funding anti-Bolshevist groups, and even demanded that the Bolsheviks pay back some of the money he’d loaned Kerensky. Schiff also joined a British-backed effort to appeal to fellow Jews in Russia to continue the fight against Germany." pp. 320–321.
Any objective person who wasn't emotionally invested and mentally warped into rejecting clear evidence like this would perceive that, yes, the Jews were over-represented in Russian Communism, but they were very far from being dominant. And while the Soviet Revolution had many successes, failures, and sins, it was from the start a Goyim-dominated enterprise.


Colin Liddell is the Chief Editor of Affirmative Right and the author of Interviews & Obituaries, a collection of encounters with the dead and the famous. 
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