May 29, 2007
Springtime For Edgar Rice Burroughs, Part One
Including A Review Of
The Cave Girl
Book I: The Cave Girl
In 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs was looking back on nearly forty years of humiliation and failure. As 1913 dawned, after that lifetime of suppression and depression it must have seemed as though the Millennium had arrived. Success on his own terms seemed to be within his grasp. The Gambler had finally won the gamble.
As the year turned he finished his fifth novel since he took up his pen in 1911, The Return Of Tarzan. As of the beginning of 1913 only two had been published and those only in pulp magazine form. Perhaps such publication was rewarding in the personal sense but the pulps had a very low literary reputation. Pulp writers were always second class literary citizens. Both his first publications created a sensation among the pulp readership while the second ‘Tarzan Of The Apes’ was a stunner.
His reputation was augmented when Tarzan Of The Apes began to be serially published in various newspapers. So while he had not established a reputation from the pulp publications the newspapers had spread his fame. Book publication was still a full year away.
Thus by 1913 A Princess Of Mars and Tarzan Of The Apes were before the world. Gods Of Mars would be published later in the year. His second novel, Outlaw Of Torn, had been met with outright rejection.
Based on this promising but hardly conclusive beginning, less than 2500.00 had changed hands in two years, Burroughs decided to throw over his day job to became a full time writer. As he says everyone thought he was crazy; without the benefit of foresight he most surely was. Burroughs himself even says he thought so. The Gambling Man was risking his all on a turn of the cards. His whole life he had seemed driven to take the riskiest and longest of long shots. His characters would behave in the same way. Shall we say on the positive side that it was an act of supreme confidence?
Not only did he give up his day job but he set himself the daunting task of writing a story every two months of which he expected every one to sell. He ultimately wrote seven in 1913 of which all did sell. In this year of the most daring audacity he did earn over 10,000 dollars and that beat the cost of living and then some.
Burroughs won that bet, too.
The first book of the year, At The Earth’s Core began his Inner World series. It was also the begining of his exploration of prehistoric and evolutionary themes. The prehistoric novel was already a genre. Fictional treatments by Jack London and H.G. Wells were certainly known to him while he may have been familiar with the anthropological studies of J.G. Frazer in one form or another. Frazer made the phrase ‘the thin veneer of civilization’ a household phrase that Burroughs was so frequently to use and mock throughout his work. He may possibly have picked the phrase up through newspapers and magazines or possibly as David Adams has suggested through Jack London who used it before him and who we can be reasonably certain Burroughs read.
Frazer was at the height of his influence at this time having written three different versions of his most famous work, The Golden Bough. In 1910 he published a four volume study called Totemism and Exogamy that Sigmund Freud cribbed to write his own semi fictional work, Totem And Taboo.
Personally I would place Totem And Taboo with the prehistoric work of London, Wells and Burroughs. Read as a novel Totem And Taboo isn’t all that bad. Unfortunately Freud took himself seriously thinking he had more than he did. But as fiction Totem And Taboo is OK.
Interestingly for Freud he formed his very speculative theories in the historical blind spot in the place between his intense Jewish Patriarchalism and the discovery of the Matriarchy that preceded Patriarchy. So his theories are somewhat skewed. Matriarchal theories were very stoutly resisted gaining any degree of acceptance only after the 1960s.
It is to Freud’s credit that he didn’t resist the concept. Even as early as Totem And Taboo he had heard of the discovery of the Matriarchy through the work of the Swiss mythologist, J.J. Bachofen, although he didn’t know how to incorporate the material. By 1938 he seemed to be conversant with Matriarchalism but still didn’t know how to fit it into his system. He was still touting the ridiculous theories of Totem And Taboo.
For some reasons I haven’t yet identified I find similarities between Freud’s and Burroughs’ writing. After all Freud did get his Nobel prize for literature not science.
Freud was in many ways a speculative and wild writer and so in fact was Burroughs. While the others wrote interesting but conventional prehistoric stories Burroughs discovered ways to link the various evolutionary stages with the present. While it is overlooked, at the time it was very innovative. The approach may have been suggested to him by his Prince and Pauper mentality in which he believed a clean break between his past and present had been made when he was sent to the Michigan Military Academy.
There is no clearer link for this possibility than the story of Tarzan. In Tarzan Of The Apes Tarzan was born a ‘Prince’ to an aristocratic British family but became a ‘Pauper’ when his parents died and he was adopted by the great she ape, Kala. Thus he was raised in a prehistoric environment before the advent of man. Tarzan then evolves into the fully human right before our eyes eventually becoming the very epitome of civilization. A thin veneer perhaps but a veneer.
So ERB devises all sorts of clever ways to somehow get his contemporary characters into prehistoric environments. In his fifth book, The Return Of Tarzan, he invents the lost land of Opar. Opar is a fossil city dating back to prehistoric Atlantis. The Oparians have never advanced beyond the culture of Atlantis and lost most of that. Behind Opar is an even earlier stage of culture called The Valley Of The Diamonds. This place is ruled by a highly developed form of gorillas.
In Tarzan The Terrible Tarzan crosses a great swamp to arrive in prehistoric Pal-ul-Don. In the Inner World series he employs two methods of entering. In the first David Innes invents an earth borer that drills through the crust to discover a hollow core containing the Inner World. In Tarzan At The Earth’s Core Burroughs employs the notion of a North Pole entry using the dirigible O-220 to enter in that manner.
In the most wild of all the stories, The Eternal Lover, his hero Nu is gassed in what Burroughs calls the Neocene to wake up in the twentieth century. He acquires a lover with whom he successfully travels back to the Neocene. On the return journey to the present he failed to keep his grip on the strap and didn’t make it. Wonderful story concept. Certainly as fine as anything Burroughs ever did.
Then in the trilogy The Land That Time Forgot the crew of the submarine discover a submarine entrance to the lagoon of a large island that is prehistoric but covers the whole range of evolution from amoeba to full fledged humans. Quite daring actually and Burroughs is able to make these impossible stories work. If one compares The Land That Time Forgot with Freud’s Totem And Taboo I think it possible to find many similarities. Of the two Burroughs was by far the most successful writer in their time although he received no Nobel prize. Both writers have weathered the vicissitudes of fortune quite well. One hundred years from those days both men are top sellers although Burroughs has the edge.
The novel under consideration, The Cave Girl has a terrifically interesting scenario. In this story Burroughs anticipates The Land That Time Forgot by creating a large prehistoric island off the shipping lanes that is ‘seldom visited’ although it seems that no one has trouble finding it.
In this story Burroughs reverses Tarzan Of The Apes. Instead of an infant boy being abandoned he has the infant girl, Nadara, survive her parents. Instead of a female ape rescuing Tarzan he has a cave man rescue and nurture the girl. The Cave Man retains a little leather bag containing the emblems of Nadara’s origins, while Tarzan has his father’s cabin and books.
In this instance Nadara having been left on the island, just as Jane and her party are landed on the spot of Tarzan’s father’s cabin so the civilized castaway, Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones is washed from the deck of the steamer by a big wave during a storm landing on the siland where as Tarzan watched Jane’s party arriving Nadara observes the arrival of Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones.
It isn’t stated how old she was when she and the civilized Waldo got together but I should think twenty on the analogy of Tarzan.
Burroughs’ two favored terrestrial locations for his stories are Africa and the South Seas. Both locations occupy legendary possibilities in the imagination of the West. They were thought to be locations where the White man was freed from the restraints and limitations of civilization.
Go to Springtime For Edgar Rice Burroughs Part II
The Deconstruction Of
Edgar Rice Burroughs’
The Byss And The Abyss
You could kiss your lips, and have all the fun
If you only knew the trick.
It would be perfectly easy
If they would only stay there
Until you got around to them.
Why don’t you manage it somehow?
Benjamin Paul Blood:
Quoted by William James
The Varieties Of Religious Experience
In 1914-15 the great modern Jewish cultural adventure was beginning. The culture was prepared. As they say of a good football team, it makes its own breaks. It was a matter of waiting patiently for opportunity then taking advantage of it. In 1917 the Big Break came when the German General Ludendorff transported Lenin and his cadre of Jewish Revolutionaries to the Finland Station in St. Petersburg. In October Trotsky drove the nail home. The Jews had been prepared. They had been working out the details for a couple decades or more. At least since Freud joined with his like minded fellows of B’nai B’rith in 1895.
Little details pop up in his writing. In his 1914 On the History Of The Psychoanalytic Movement he lets drop a line that the progress of the French Revolution had been charted and understood. A few years later the Jewish Revolutionaries in Petersburg would be running around with this little volume of analysis in their back pockets. Freud refers to the revolution, Thermidors, epigones and reaction. Psychologically events have to follow in a certain order. they will follow in that order so if you are aware of things to come in their proper order you will be in a position to anticpate and manipulate. What the French Revolution had to do with the history of the Psychoanalytic movement isn’t made clear.
My feeling is that the study of the French Revolution was the role of the men of B’nai B’rith to which Freud was privy. His role as a psychoanalyst would be to prepare the minds of the revolutionaries for the slaughtering to come while he probably also assisted in the damage control applications for the inevitable reaction when the Europeans had realized what the Jews had done. Remember in a multicultural environment each culture maintains its identity so that it is necessary to speak of a distinct Jewish and European cultures. The cultures will of necessity be antagonistic contrary to the ill informed Liberal projection of universal brotherhood.
Thus in 1917, four years into the Jewish Revolution the culture enjoyed a signal success in Russia; implementing the plan then became the problem. While the culture might well have expected a rapid worldwide success as all allied governments, including the US, were heavily infiltrated with fellow culturalists. However the Jews were baffled by the successes of Hitler and Stalin
While things seemed to be going according to plan in Russia the premature death of Lenin was not accounted for nor the success of Stalin. You can understand the rage of Trotsky in exile in the swamps of Asia against the triumph of what he considered the epigone, Josef Stalin. The Man of Steel was a National Socialist who aborted the international revolution pursued by Trotsky and his culture. This was no small thing for the Jewish Revolution.
In the West as Freud had predicted a firestorm of protest against the Jewish culture took place. Behind the phalanx of Liberals who took their side the culture had two main lines of defense. One was simply to deny everything much as they accuse the so-called Holocaust deniers of today and the second was to denounce accusers as madmen, conspiracy theorists, cranks and anti-Semites. As they pretty effectively controlled the media, which they denied, these courses were easy for them.
As an historian this stuff is my meat. I like it. It was at that time that a little book appeared entitled The Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion. This volume is the center of the firestorm. Naturally the culture denied any involvement with the book calling it a forgery by which they meant someone other than themselves had written it and palmed it off on them.
Over the next twenty years or so it was claimed that their authorship was ‘proven’ false. This is not true. The authorship is still an open question, nothing has been proven either way. As the book was reproduced by Henry Ford in his Dearborn Independent articles and we know Burroughs read the articles let us deal with that issue first.
While the Protocols are claimed to be a forgery it is also universally assented that they are pased on an 1864 predecessor by the French Jew Maurice Joly entitled Dialogues Between Machiavelli and Montesquiou in Hell. Clearly so. Both works are now readily available if you’re interested in this sort of thing.
It is claimed that Joly was a Jew while being denied, naturally, by the culture. Joly was at the least of Jewish descent, which is to say the son of Jews, while I have seen his picture and he looks Jewish to me. But perhaps he was a secular and not religious Jew whatever than distinction might mean.
It is said the Dialogues applied to Napoleon III then reigning in France but then it is said the Testament Of Dr. Mabuse parodies the Nazis. I don’t think either is true. How many times can you pull the same trick before someone, anyone catches on?
At any rate it is said that Napoleon III got wind of publication of the book that it so alarmed and inflamed him that he confiscated the entire printing at the printers. Thus the book must have been legendary and unable to influence anyone. The stories are too good to pass over thoughs which is why I like this sort of thing. This stuff would make a good movie.
Here is one version I just pulled up on the internet that I had not heard before.
Joly’s “Dialogues” while intended as a political satire, soon fell into the hands of a German anti-Semite named Herman Goedsche writing under the name of Sir John Retcliffe. Goedsche was a postal clerk and spy for the Prussian secret police. He had been forced to leave postal work due to his part in forging evidence in the prosecution against the Democratic leader Benedict Waldeck in 1849. Goedsche adapted Joly’s ‘Dialogues’ into a mythical tale of a Jewish conspiracy as part of a series of novels entitled “Biarritz” which appeared in 1868. In a chapter called “The Jewish Cemetery In Prague And The Representatives Of The Twelve Tribes Of Israel,” he spins the fantasy of a secret centennial rabbinical conference which meets at midnight and whose purpose is to review the past hundred years and to make plans for the next century.
To delet the paranoia I am familiar with the Goedsche story, this from Jewish sources only, but I have never heard of his using a copy of the Dialogues before. As a government spy in a government post office I fail to see why the government wouldn’t have covered for him unless something else was involved. In any event there is no shame on Goedsche involved.
He was simply doing his job for the government rather than the revolution.
My studies indicate that the chapter referred to was from a trilogy called ‘To Sedan’ that would indicat a publication date after 1871. I have read the indicated chapter which is good Gothic stuff. As a novel I see no reason to take the chaper seriously as history or based on Joly. It may have happened, it may not have but the atmospheris care terrific and it moves the story along. A nice bit of writing. the bit about the representatives of the twelve tribes I took as a literary touch but then I’m not that sensitive on the matter.
If the Jewish Virtual Library means to imply that the culture was not an organized political entity with specific political goals carried on in a conspiritorial manner than I would have to take issue with the wirter or writers. As we have Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver’s testimony that sometime after 1666 when the Sabatai Zevi messiahship failed that the, shall we call them the Elders Of Zion, met and formulated the hope of the Jewish Revolution. Virtually as Goedsche wrote the ‘elders’ of B’nai B’rith were sitting in Vienna in the company of Herr Doctor Professor Sigmund Freud planning to bring about the Revolution imminently. While I don’t accept the novelist’s meeting of the Elders in the Prague graveyard as a fact I don’t think the idea can even be called a stretcher nor because of the story should Goedsche be defamed as an anti-Semite. One would expect the culture to deny the story, naturally.
Back to the Protocols. It is not improbable that the culture disseminated the Protocols so that its proponensts could be defamed for
making a ‘forgery.’ After all mis- and disinformation is a part of the game. One should always look for it. In order to discredit the Protocols, and hence any notion of an international Jewish conspiracy, it was suddenly remembered, by whom it is never said, that the Protocols must have been based on the earlier Dialogues. A great public search was instituted throughout the great public libraries of Europe although if the edition had been confiscated and destroyed one wonders why. Aw heck, in fairness, let’s disregard logic. Needless to say the search was fruitless. No copy could be found of this legendary book, not even that used by Herman Goedsche who we all know must have had one. The suspense mounted hauntingly. Would the Dialogues ever be found? Not to worry. An emigre soldier of Wrangel’s passing through Constantinople, now Istanbul, had a copy missing cover and title page that he sold to a Jewish second hand book dealer. I mean, this is good stuff; I wish the story wasn’t already taken. This more than kind hearted book dealer paid good money for this piece of trash unable to even know what he had bought or what the book was about. Stories of really human kind hearted bood dealers like this warm the heart.
One doesn’t know in what language the book was printed, possible French, which fortunately this kind hearted Jewish second hand book dealer could read. This fellow was also an expert on The Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion. What a concatenation of coincidences, hey? As he was reading along to see what he might have bought he said to himself: Wait a minute! I’ve read this before. A light went on in his head. By golly or perhaps, oy vey, he said to himself, What I’ve got here must be the long lost Dialogues Entre Machiavelle Et Monstesquiou Aux Enfers. Remember this was the first copy of this book anyone had ever seen except, possibly, Herman Goedsche. Be damned it if wasn’t. Filled with joy at his lucky buy the used book dealer turned the book over to B’nai B’rith or whoever and saved the day. It was now ‘proved’ that the Protocols were a forgery based on the Dialogues. Hey, listen, the Dialogues could have been a forgery themselves. There’s a good chance even that the Nineteenth Century is a forgery. The history of the nineteenth century is one of the more implausible stories. I’ve heard. What do you think. At any rate this beat up copy of the Dialogues disappeared never to be found again. One wonders where the copies now being published came from.
So, the damage controllers enlisting the support of their Liberal allies shouted down their accusers. For myself, the culture’s story is so fishy and contrived that I at the very least doubt the defense but I sure as heck like the story. Could Conan Doyle have done any better? Pshh…
Well, so much for the prep work. As there was no longer room in Russia for the dead Czar’s men a very large number of them fled to, where else, the United States of America. Hence all those jokes about waiters who used to be Russian dukes. Some of them were. Among the emigres was a gentleman named Boris Brasol who just happened to have a copy of the Protocols in his back pocket.
The plot thickens. Gets really good. Now, Henry Ford had been picked out as an anti-Semite back in ’14 when he ‘unilaterally’ doubled the prevailing wage. This act was considered a blow at the Revolution. No good deed shall go unpunished.
Consequently Ford was lured into the Peace Ship deal of ’16 by the Jewish Rosa Schwimmer. The folly was one from which Ford’s reputation never recovered although the idea of the Peace Ship isn’t as absurd as it sounds. As a result of the Peace Ship Ford began to have his doubts about the sincerity and motives of the culture which were certainly justified.
The doubts were sharpened into certainties by the role of Bernard Baruch and his Jews of the WIB and in the government. It wil be remembered that the Dodge Brothers lost their lives because of a confrontation with Baruch while Ford had his company’s finances attacked as a result of the confrontation in 1919-20. At that point Brasol showed up with his copy of the Protocols which he provided to Ford for the small sum of 10,000. Ford then bought the Dearborn Independent which began to publish the articles that became the four volumes of the famed International Jew.
Today these volumes are classed with the Protocols and are forbidden reading. On the Coalition Index. The Liberal Coalition has the bad habit of denying history by preventing its examination. I haven’t leafed thrugh the Dearborn Independent but there are a couple sample copies on the internet. It was a pretty decent newspaper cum magazine of the uplifting sort.
The story of Ford and the Independent articles is an interesting study made more delicious by being forbidden. One knows how much better forbidden fruit tastes, doesn’t one?
It should be remembered that the Jewish culture was especially active after the October Revolution, the fourth year of the Jewish Revolution. the fourth through eighth years are especially important. The AJC- American Jewish Committee- wished to ascertain where the centers of American resistance might be the strongest. At sometime either during or after the War the AJC drew up something called the Jewish Bill Of Rights. They sent it to prominent men and women to ascertain their stance toward the Jews. Their responses or non-responses would determine if the recipient was an ‘anti-Semite’ or not. If not, fine; if so then efforts would be made to marginalize or destroy them. Edgar Rice Burroughs was sent a copy of this Jewish Bill Of Rights. He failed the test by questioning one or more clauses while taking an independent attitude. He was thus marked down for destruction. It would be interesting to know to whom this questionnaire was sent and how they fared.
As I noted the Dodges were assassinated in 1920 while Ford’s business was attacked. It might also be noted that Ford was run off the road while returning home one night suffering injuries but nothing serious. His Ford pulled him out of another one.
Had the bankers succeeded in filching Ford Motor Co. it would have been quite a coup. At the time the company was valued by Ford at a billion dollars, a hundred billion in today’s dollars. In the bankers valuation the company put on the market at that time could be made to produce three to five billion dollars. As I said the Revolution was an expensive affair. If the Jewish banking houses had been able to secure Ford they could have recouped a profit of as much as four or five billion in 1920 dollars for their projects. You will be able to understant the sort of assault that was made on Ford.
The coalition, which has written all the histories, characterizes Ford’s defensive maneuvers as cranky anti-Semitism which he displayed for no other reason than that he was an insane cranky anti-Semite who attacked Jews qua Jews.
Nor were Ford’s Independent articles mere ranting without an understanding of the problem as some would have you believe. The articles were written by William Cameron Ford’s employee. Ford as usual did things in a thorough way. Almost overnight he amassed a huge library concerning Judaism. I mean, this was massive. The Jews wanted it. They asked him for it after the apology. Ford sneered. While the library is described as anti-Semitic it embraced the whole range of Jewish activities. Perhaps a unique collection
Cameron set to work master this huge mass of material. The result was the four volumes of The International Jew with several uncollected articles left over. While the volumes have been defamed as anti-Semitic balderdash they are nothing of the kind. They are well researched accurate accounts of the topics covered. The first volume dealing with the Protocols merely duplicates what already existed but the remaining three volumes recording the various roles of Jews in American are interesting studies and true, which is to say based on verifiable facts. However as we have recently learned- the truth is no defense.
When the articles began appearing they created quite furor. If you have checked the Dearborn Independent samples on the internet site you will have an idea of what the paper looked like. Just insert one of the Jewish articles and you have what the readers of the twenties saw.
Ford’s liquid wealth in today’s terms was in the tens of billions of dollars so he was well able to afford a defense. Mr. Deep Pockets. He created something called the Service Department that was a counterspy outfit not unlike that of Daddy Warbucks of Little Orphan Annie fame. It will be remembered that Little Orphan Annie made its debut at this time. Ford Employed agents who were supposed to get the lowdown on Jewish activities such as those featured in the Dr. Mabuse series. Starting from scratch the Service Department was no match for Jewish agences like the AJC, ADL or B’nai B’rith and others that had had decades if not centuries of experience in subversive activities.
One only has the Coalition accounts of these years of the Jewish Revolution so the reader has undoubtedly been conditioned to view Ford as an insane crank. To my knowledge no other accounts have appeared. How contemporaries other than the Liberal side reacted isn’t recorded at present. However Edgar Rice Burroughs tried in his modest way to assist Ford.’
Ford and Burroughs were Americans raised on the ideals of that scrap of paper, the Constitution. They therefore made the mistake of thinking that they could appeal to the reason of ideologues or bigots. You can’t. An ideologue has his projection and he knows he got it from from God. As I have pointed out before a devout member of a religion must, of necessity, be a bigot; there is no room for any opinion that contradicts dogma. So Ford and Burroughs were wasting their time.
By 1924 Burroughs must have known he was under attack both demestically and internationally by the Communists. His 1919 effort, Under The Red Flag, had signaled his antagonism to Communism just as his response to the Jewish Bill Of Rights signaled his refusal to be bulldozed from that quarter.
Using material gleaned from the Independent concerning the role of Jews in the theatrical business Burroughs wrote a book entitled, Marcia Of The Doorstep in support of Ford and gently rebuking his fellow Americans for their authoritarianism. The book didn’t see print until 1999. The novel isn’t bad. It would have sold reasonably well under the Edgar Rice Burroughs name. As has been indicated the Liberal Coalition was in control of publishing; nothing was published that didn’t pass their censorship. Burroughs novel was rejected. Now, this is interesting. Burroughs began his own imprint in 1930 eventually publishing all his titles but not, I repeat, not Marcia Of The Doorstep. One might well ask stayed his hand on that title.
At any rate, probably as punishment, there were no Tarzan movies made by Jewish controlled studios from 1922 to 1928. Ford also was having his problems. The auto industry was p;rogressing faster than he was. By 1927 the Model T was approaching obsolescence losing its sales lead to Chevrolet which it never recovered.
It became necessary to call off his war with the AJC-ADL to concentrate on saving his business. In 1927 he was forced to sign a bogus apology. It was a forgery. Ford had no hand in its writing. However he promised to abandon the battle.
With Ford’s collapse anything approaching to resistance to the Jewish Revolution in America collapsed.
While the Republican interregnum of 1920-32 slowed the Revolution down the Liberal Wilsonian Revolution was resumed in 1933 by Wilson’s disciple Franklin Delano Roosevelt. With Roosevelt the Jews returned to Washington in force. Among the first things FDR did was to recognize the Soviet Union just as Jacob Schiff had immediately reversed the Jewish policy toward Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution by granting huge loans to the still nascent and insecure Bolshevik government. This was OPM- other people’s money. The money of the citizens of the United States Of America. Thus the everyday American was forced to underwrite the Bolshevik Revolution whether he knew it or not.
Schiff who was the Prime Minsister of the International Jewish Culture, was called down to Washington by the President of the United States to justify himself on the charges of Bolshevism. He was apparently successful as when he left the capitol of the United States to got back to the Capitol of the Jewish Revolution, NYC, it was with a face wreathed in smiles. Jacob Schiff didn’t smile often. He quickly resumed his loans to the Bolsheviks.
To return to 1919.
This part if followed by Freud which is Part VI and the Deconstruction Of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ America without a part number which is Part VII.
Thanks for your interest.
The Deconstruction Of
Edgar Rice Burroughs’
by R.E. Prindle
The Red Triumph
How long, how long,
Has that leetle old evenin’ train
How long, how long,
A pall fell over the world when the Communists assumed power. Joy left the planet in favor of the sour envy of that ilk. There were no happy Communists. They knew no contentment. They were as disaffected, dissatisfied with life, civilization and themselves, especially themselves as psychologically possible. Misfits, envious with no prospects in life they were. They were incapable of generating wealth; they could only appropriate and waste what others had created. The spirit of vengeance which had been their dominant characteristic in the French Revolution would remain their goal throughout their existence. There has been no Red government from the France of 1793 to the present that hasn’t believed in wholesale massacres of ‘enemies’ at the the least, genocide at the worst. Quite frankly they can only think in terms of crime no matter how they rationalize it and they can rationalize like nobody’s business.
Murder is part of their psychotic nature. I do not exclude Hitler and the Nazis as Red organizations. Placed in the context of Redism Hitler and the Nazis are perfectly understandable. The Nazis were National Socialists. One can’t be socialist without being Red; one can’t be Red without believing in mass exterminations. History speaks the for the truth about Reds; I merely repeat history.
No one Red faction can be held less accountable than others. All participated equally and as joyously as their sour temperaments allowed. Mild mannered college professors and sanctimonious ministers of the social gospel wholeheartedly supported the murders and atrocities of Communist regimes just as today they raise no outcry against the genocide and crimes against Whites taking place in Africa because they think the ‘right side’ has the upper hand. Reds never did and never will have a disinterested concept of morality. The Red idea of law and morality is merely a projection of their subconscious desire.
In the giddiness of the Russian success the Revolutionaries believed that the world revolution had arrived so that it was a matter of a few months before they assumed control of the world.
Post-war success in Hungary encouraged them on. Revolutionaries flowed back into Germany from Russia intent on bringing to fruition the ‘German’ revolution. Success in Germany eluded them. There the world revolution stalled. It was going to a tougher job than anticipated. The United States especially was not as ripe for their plans as they had projected.
Resistance was prompt if somewhat flaccid. Wilson’s program, while Red was opposed to that of Bolshevism. Some have said that Wilson was merely envious of Lenin as the leader. His Attorney General, A. Mitchell Palmer, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude, cracked down hard on the Red cadres deporting a very few while putting the rest in disarray as a law was passed that outlawed the Communist Party temporarily.
But all the Parlor Pinks, Fellow Travelers and Liberals interested in their form of ‘social justice’ and the ‘true American Way’ had the ban repealed. As usual they misrepresented their motives. The task now became one of subverting the ideals the country held sacred.
Heroes And Villains
We must now delineate the sides in the American struggle for supremacy as it stood in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution.
The Liberal Coalition had gained the power of the Presidency in 1913 when Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated. Although not appreciated as such this was an occurrance for the both the Jewish and World Revolution as significant for America as that of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. The Wilson administration began the ‘partnership’ between America and the Jews as celebrated by Irving Berlin in his song, God Bless America, while this year of 1913 was the inaugurating year of the Jewish Revolution. Off on the right foot. At this point in 1913 for the first time the Jews became influential in the US government. In 1916 Wilson created the ‘Jewish seat’ on the Supreme Court when he appointed the confirmed Zionist, Louis D. Brandeis, to the bench.
During the War the Jews played an ambiguous or perhaps duplicitous role. So long as Czarist Russia was in the War they refused to support the Allies. This refusal led the British to attempt to buy their cooperation with the Balfour Declaration involving Palestine. This was unnecessary as after the Spring Revolution the Mensheviks dethroned the Czar effectually taking Russia out of the War. At the time of the October Revolution of the Bolsheviks the Jews threw their support to the Allies against Germany. As they had no troops to offer one wonders what this support was worth. Perhaps a cessation of sabotage?
In the US the Socialistic Wilson administration used its window of opportunity to attempt to impose it version of ‘equality’ on the American people. The key agency was the WIB- War Industries Board- headed by the Jewish financier- the bear of Wall Street- Bernard Baruch.
I’m not sure that the ultimate or secret plans of Wilson have ever been revealed but Baruch in his autobiography drops a few helpful hints. The plan depended on the continuance of the War so that when that ended prematurely in 1918 the plan was aborted.
At that time Wilson, through the WIB had orders ready for execution that would have limited the styles of shoes and clothing to just three or four styles within a definite price so that everyone would be dressed alike without distinction. Wilson deemed inequality to be based on differences in dress. Obvious, hey.
If you think the Liberals discarded the plan just because the war ended all you have to do to look around you today and observe everyone in jeans or sports outfits of one kind or another. The plan is about seventy per cent or so implemented. It was done through infiltration of the fashion industry.
Most troublesome for the leaders of industry was that the WIB required all businesses to submit financial and other data to the WIB for their evaluation. Most significantly a center of resistance came from the auto industry of Detroit. Noting all the Jews on the board who essentially had the industrial base of the US in their hands the auto makers demurred. Of course the Masters of Denial deny that Jews were that involved but if the matter was noted who are you going to believe the Jews or the auto makers? One of the other must have it wrong. I’m betting on the auto makers against the Masters of Denial.
The resistance of Detroit would have consequences. The Jews never forget. Significantly Henry Ford was not in thrall to the Eastern bankers thus being independent. Now, Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers, accurately noting the number of Jews on the WIB correctly divined their purpose. Remember, if the War had gone on for another year or two Wilson would have been able to complete the revolution in toto changing the American character in one stroke while Jews would have assumed the role of Commissars or the role they had enjoyed in pre-expulsion Spain, that of middlemen under the crown administering to the general populace. This is the ultimate cultural dream.
Objecting vociferously to the Wilson plan some intemperate remarks concerning the nature of Jews were made by the Dodge Brothers allowing the administration to play the race card with AS for anti-Semite up there in the corners. Both the Dodges subsequently died in mysterious circumstance in 1920 while a strenuous effort was made to destroy Ford by bringing his company under the control of the New York bankers, that is to say, the Jews. Thus there was very little cranky about any of Ford’s supposedly eccentric beliefs. Such a characterization is mere defamation by his enemies. Failing to break Ford the anti-Semitic race card was played against him that resulted in his excommunication from society. They haven’t been able to flush him out of history yet but that may be just a matter of time. I wouldn’t be suprised to see the marque changed to something other than Ford.
The Jewish culture shifted the onus from themselves to the ‘anti-Semites’ in a clever damage control move to exonerate themselves. Internationally the damage controllers also shifted the onus from themselves to ‘anti-Semites.’
The Liberals, continuing the Reconstruction policy, now set the Jews, Negroes and immigrants over what we may call the Conservatives precisely as they had set the Negroes over the Southern Whites during the Reconstruction after the Civil War. This was extended to the international field where the Liberals self-righteously adopted an anti-colonial policy. As European colonialism was equated with Southern slaveholding in Liberal minds they took the side of the colonials, that is to say the colored Third World peoples against the Europeans. Thus as Charles De Gaulle despairingly noted that America while a White country behaved as though they were a colored or Third World country. Europeans then were classed with the Southern Whites and Conservatives of the United States.
The Jewish Culture continued the ultra self-righteousness based on their projection that they were an exceptional people chosen by god to administer the affairs of the people of the world. Although patently absurd and scientifically impossible the Jews were able to impose this notion on both the Liberal and conservative religious cultures of the US. Thus although the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith was organized in 1913 as a terrorist organization and the NAACP came into prominence as a terrorist organization as members of the Coalition these patently racist outfits were considered virtuous.
On the other hand Nativist organizations in reaction such as the APA- American Protective Association- or the the KKK- Ku Klux Klan- were considered kranky or actually terrorist. In reality there was no difference in intent between any of these organizations. You may call them protective or terrorist as you wish but they all functioned with the same goal in mind but for different sides. That intent was to intimidate all others into submission.
These were cultural wars, in other words, Cold Wars, not shooting wars so the battles were for the control of the dissemination of information, opinion and institutions. In this the Jews were particularly effective having a clear idea of their objectives effectively seizing control of the key publishing units, the film industry and the emerging radio-television industries.
Thus the Jews in the US were uniquely positioned to implement Freud’s program of cultural domination. Now, all of this was done in the light of day so that it was impossible for the program to pass unperceived. A firestorm of indignation against the Jewish culture ensued after the Russian Revolution. It might be noted here that culturalism is merely latter day nationalism. Its defense is patriotism. So let’s keep the meanings of the terms straight. The damage controllmen went to work successfully silencing all opposition while censoring the entire media over the next few years except in Germany.
I will here examine a few literary voices that saw the nature of things but in different ways. One novel, three movies and one short story that was turned into a TV show.
The short story was by Charles Beaumont published in 1959 then made into a TV script for Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone. In the TV script the time is set just after the Great War. A traveler while staying at a monastery unintentionally releases Satan whom some monks were holding captive. Among various possible interpretations one is that the Bolsheviks represented Satan. An allegory was necessary as a more direct representation would never have been published as Edgar Rice Burroughs found to his chagrin in 1919.
The horrors of Communism immediately presented themselves to that writer’s mind who quickly composed an anti-Communist polemic. Politics was nothing new to Burroughs who sniped at various political affairs from the time he began writing. About the time he took up his pen in 1912, the Socialist convention of that year took umbrage at the nascent IWW- Industrial Workers Of The World- booting them out of the congress. The Socialists were led by Jews while the IWW, also known as Wobblies, were Americans of the true working class, the people the Socialists were supposed to represent. Must have been a culture clash when American workers met European style Jewish intellectuals.
Now, the Wobblies were the Real Thing compared to the Socialist ‘labor fakers.’ Under the leadership of Big Bill Haywood the Wobblies took direct action in an attempt to shut down industry and bring the government to heel as the United States was entering the Great War. These guys meant business. Their role in this period as well as the whole period has been misrepresented and distorted by Liberal control of the media.
Burroughs whose anti-Left attitude can be traced back to his boyhood cast the IWW as villains in several of his novels from 1915 to 1924. Nothing was more natural than Burroughs pillorying the Bolsheviks. As publishing was controlld by the Reds his effort came to nothing in 1919. He rewrote the theme in his dystopian novel, The Moon Maid, that was published in 1926.
The third and most interesting examination of the Red assault on civilization was made by the Jewish-German film maker, Fritz Lang. While the notion of conspiracy is derided by the conspirators nothing can be more obvious than that events from 1913 through this period were not merely spontaneous. I doubt if there ever has been a period of history that has not been directed by a cabal or any number of cabals and conspiracies. Check out your own neighborhood. You just don’t call them conspiracies, that’s all. Even the Trojan war was a conspiracy headed by Agamemnon. You don’t think Ulysses wasn’t coerced by the cabal do you?
One can call anyone who disagrees with you, bigots or anti-Semites as Liberals do but that doesn’t change the facts. There is no one group of people more sensitive to subterranean movements than artists. Paranoia rightly channeled is a gift of the gods not a curse as Freud himself discovered. He thought he succeeded where paranoiacs failed. Does that say something? Lang being himself a Jew from Austria might be expected to be a little more aware of what Freud was up to. It might be interesting to check to see if Lang was a member of B’nai B’rith. Hitler himself was an Austrian who had lived in Vienna at the time Freudianism was being formulated while he was highly critical of ‘Jewish psychology.’ Hitler was at least as intelligent and aware as either Freud or Lang.
Lang first tried to land the directorship of the 1919 movie titled The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. Although silent this is a great film and great art. As great art the movie must be allegorical. As with Lang’s films there is a war being directed against civilization from a mysterious source. Civilization is represented here as a fair or carnival, a common device of the artist.
Dr. Caligari is some sort of showman who doubles as an agent of the conspiracy or is the ‘unknown superior.’ He is obviously intended to be Jewish as he has a Golem, a sort of Frankenstein’s monster, to carry out his dirty work.
When he would be exposed by the injured party it turns out that Dr. Caligari is also the director of an insane asylum, in other words a psychoanalist not unlike Herr Doktor Freud. In the denouement rather than he being exposed his accuser is committed to the insane asylum. Obviously an ‘anti-Semite.’ An unexplained crime wave directed at civilization continues. One believes that Dr. Caligari is responsible.
Lang didn’t get to direct this picture but having fought for it he was familiar with the story line which had on influence on him if he, indeed, wasn’t part of this particular cabal. He converted Dr. Caligari into Dr. Mabuse. Dr. Mabuse was based on a novel by Norbert Jacques. I haven’t read the novel so I can’t compare how Lang adapted the character for his uses.
While depicting a gambler, which in a way I suppose Freud was, Mabuse is nevertheless a psychologist and master hypnotizer not unlike Freud. Like Caligari and Freud he is at war with civilization doing everything he can to undermine it. In this case that favorite dodge of counterfeiting money is used. He is able under cover of a gambler (one of many guises) to direct several people to destruction by his use of hypnotism. It will be remembered that Freud was a master hypnotist. In a stunning scene Mabuse, presenting his act on stage, mass hypnotizes the audience into believing they are seeing a parade not unlike the episode of the Lotharians in Burroughs’ Thuvia, Maid Of Mars. In the end Mabuse is captured, but his ravings are such that unlike Caligari he himself is committed to an insane asylum.
He, one imagines, pined there until 1932 when Lang chose to make his masterpiece and the first Mabuse sequel, The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse. During the intervening several years Mabuse has been catatonic sitting up in his pajamas in bed saying and doing nothing. And then one day he takes up his imaginary pen simulating writing on an imaginary pad. The astute head of the asylum, one Dr. Baum, realizes what he is doing giving him a real pen and paper.
The master criminal Mabuse/Freud then writes out his manifesto or testament for the destruction of civilization non-stop. As a master hypnotist he is able through his writing to hypnotize and take control of Dr. Baum’s mind who then sets in motion an incredible series of crimes including the counterfeiting of money meant, naturally, to undermine civilization.
Mabuse having delivered his testament dies. His ghost then merges with Dr. Baum who becomes in effect Dr. Mabuse executing his Testament. In the end Baum certifiably insane is incarcerated in Mabuse’s room with all his papers taking his place as head of the conspiracy. One assumes that another will eventually replace Baum and once set in motion the plot will continue of its own accord, so to speak.
So, we have a neat allegory of Freud’s goal of destroying civilization. That Lang chose 1932 to revive the character would correspond neatly with the direction of Freud’s writing at the time which included his attack on Christianity ‘The Future Of An Illusion’ and Civilization And Its Discontents. While Lang would later say that Mabuse was an attack on the National Socialists when the same character with the same goals was introduced in 1922 there was no National Socialist Movement of consequence to pin the crimes on.
No. Both films of Dr. Mabuse were about someone and something else. The use of psychology points more directly to Freud than it does to Hitler. How involved Lang was in the conspiracy I leave to your conjecture. That he made a copy in French and that that French copy was smuggled into the US in 1943 when the Nazi defeat became not only apparent but certain would imply that he too was one so discontented with civilization that he wanted his blueprint for destruction brought to the attention of the American Communist cadres. By 1943 Lang had been in the United States for about ten years.
As a footnote Dr. Mabuse became a franchise with many sequels including one by Lang, The 1000 Faces Of Dr. Mabuse. There is a Mabuse/Tarzan connection. The former Tarzan, Lex Barker, who spent the rest of his career making movies in Europe was involved in Mabuse sequels himself. So, in that way Mabuse and Tarzan are connected.
Freud’s intent then was divined by many people including Fritz Lang.
The question then was how to go about undermining European Civilization. Ostensibly the most ‘pacifistic’ culture in the world while having neither numbers, territory or means for a frontal attack, just in case the disaster of the Great War didn’t present an object lesson, Freud and his culture would have to use surreptitious or clandestine means, in other words, an international conspiracy.
Even on a cultural level Freud was shrewd enough to understand that a mere frontal attack on the cultural traditions would be met with stern resistance so that first the effort must be made to deconstruct the culture according to the desires and needs of the minority culture. Freud was a master of reduction.
One doesn’t know whether the signal failure of the Anglians in the South when they merely tried to impose their will on the Southern Whites influenced Freud or his culture but the failure was certainly an object lesson before them of what not to do.
As I say the Coalition was already in possession of the publishing and news apparatus of the United States. Through the Jews it controlled the movies and would control Radio. Thus they controlled access to the media. Only those writers who met their apporval stood a chance of being published. As the Red slogan had it: All things are permissible to Revolutionaries, all others are to be denied. This while they availed themselves of the freedoms of the Constitution which they claimed to respect.
While the older authors posed a problem the editorial function can be wielded in such a way that content can be substantially altered while publication of a novel might no longer be able to be taken for granted.
Overnight, almost miraculously, the nature of the authorial community changed. While the percentage of Jews and homosexuals was relatively small prewar, after the War non-Jews and heterosexuals seem to have lost the talent to write while Jews and homosexuals miraculously acquired it. As the editors explained it: All the best new writers seem to be of the Left. Thus what people were allowed to read tended to shift their opinions from Right to Left.
The Social Gospel was preached from the pulpit while college professors subtly rewarded Left thinking students while punishing those of the Right. Of course it would take time to turn the universities into the Red seminaries they are today but from 1917 to the present is only ninety years. Once can judge the indredients from the pudding so there is no reason for the Left to deny the results as they did the process for at least seventy of those ninety years.
Make no mistake the Cold War began with the October Revolution of 1917. It broke out into a shooting war only because the National Socialists refused to accept the Judaeo-Communist yoke. It matters not what anyone else says, the reason for WWII was the German volkist refusal to accept Jewish volkism under the religious guise of Communism. That the leaders of the resistance turned out to be Hitler and the National Socialists may be only coincidental. They understood the problem and had the will to resist. It was inevitable that there should be casualties but the extent of destruction was truly phenomenal.
Only after WWII when the American Right had regrouped under cover of the War essentially exercizing a hegemony over Western Europe did the West acknowledge the Cold War. The American resistance only solidified after the death of FDR when his less ideological successor Harry Truman took the helm. What took place before FDR’s death was maneuvering in the Culture Wars.
The maneuvering took many forms, all of which tended to undermine or destroy the existing culture. While Jews and Liberals were the key elements in the Coalition each was in competition with the others to impose its culture as supreme. You can read culture as nationalism by another name. The contest was both temporal and spiritual. While I am primarily concerned with the spiritual or culture aspect one may look at the temporal event of the Crash of ’29 and its resultant Depression as the work of the Liberal Coalition.
While I’m sure there were many reasons for the Crash there were also many ways to make it worse than it need have been. The restraints that were thrown off the Stock Market are worth investigating. For instance it was at this time the Jews invented the Holding Company. Now, I will not tolerate charges of anti-Semitism. I attempt a scientific analysis of a religious culture, one of only a great many in the US, and refuse to kowtow to any cultural projection. If Christianity which is a Semitic religion is thought to be ridiculous then how much more ridiculous must the other two Semitic religions, Judaism and Moslemism, be? One must have at least a modicum of consistency. So, as I say, the Jews, as an instrument of their particular cultural revolution invented the Holding Company. A holding company owns a number of producing companies. Therefore the value of the stock of a holding company is dependent on the dividends it receives from the producing companies. If there are no dividends the holding company has no source of income. then the Jews invented Holding Companies of Holding Companies whose stock was based on value at all. But these stocks were traded and purchased with bonafide capital.
Now, when the market crashed if you owned your stock outright you may have taken big paper losses but you weren’t wiped out. Your stocks still had considerable value. If you bought on margin that is to say if you put a small amount down when your margin call came you couldn’t meet it and you were wiped out. The Holding and Holding Holding companies were a total loss as it was all phony money. And the bankers called Henry Ford a fool!
I don’t know if a study has ever been done on winners and losers but a survey of those left standing might provide some interesting insights.
But to return to culture. The Freudian attack was primarily centered on sex, that is, the destruction of Euroamerican morality. It is important to bear in mind that Freud was a despicable person, a master hypocrite. He was a homosexual, Libertine and dope addict. It should hardly come as a surprise that the ‘morality’ he wished to impose on civilization was precisely the morality of homosexuals, Libertines and drug addicts.
The key to such morality is sex. Western morality from the time of Homer was based on the control of sexual apetites or, at the very least, channeling sexual energy into productive habits. The sexual story of Homer’s Odyssey is Odysseus’ conquest of his sexual nature. First he resisted the wantonness of Circe, then the allure of the Sirens. He stayed for some time with Calypso who was the most complaisant of females but who demanded his full attention and finally a vision of the peacful home before his return to Penelope. Even then he immediately left his wife after taking twenty years to get back to continue his wanderings or his search for salvation, meaning or whatever. The Roman Catholic Church reinforced these sexual attitudes.
The ruling attitude then was what Freud wanted to overturn. In the destruction of the goyim’s culture to be reconstructed on the Semitic cultural model was the most important step. First the ‘prudish’ ‘Puritan’ attitude toward sex had to be dismantled. Censorship of explicit sexual material had to be removed. Hence a campaign ensued to impugn anyone who ‘didn’t appreciate the beauty of the nude human body.’ Sounds reasonable doesn’t it? But what does it mean? It means the legitimization of pornography. ‘There shouldn’t be any shame connected with sex.’ The Freudians said. Well, that’s an opinion not a fact.
The first effort was to legitimize literary works of questionable morality or, at least, which contradicted the prevailing morality. So, books such as Madame Bovary, Lady Chatterly’s Lover and James Joyce’s Ulysses were promoted as the highest form of literary attainment, whatever exactly that might be, rather than as salacious novels. Literary, well there’s a thought to be considered. Eventually they were all legalized. ‘They started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff.’ The standards of society had been breached. Then came the Marquis de Sade whose ‘literary’ value was said to override his sadistic psychosexual content. Literary, hmm? From thence we passed through Esquire Magazine to Hugh Heffner’s Playboy. The latter magazine opened the floodgates of pornography which of course legitimized homosexuality; but, Playboy published stories of the highest literary quality. Literature, yup, but everyone looked at the dirty pictures.
So that, as of today we have this peculiar, need I say disgusting, homosexual and Libertine sexual morality. One judges the tree by its fruits. What the Satan Freud cut loose which has come to fruition today must have been his intent.
The driving wheel for this transformation was the film industry of Hollwood. The very essence of the film is hypnotic suggestion. While it is true that poetry and novels also serve as suggestion there is a great quantitative and qualitative difference. One’s intellectual distance and guard are always present while reading while with movies the opposite is always true. Since one could maintain distance in the silent era being always able to discuss the movies with others while viewing them without disturbing people the suggestive power of any film required the same degree of consent as ‘literature.’
This was not true with sound movies. Talking was not tolerated as it disturbed concentration. Thus the mind was left open in a hypnoid state to visual and audio stimulation. What goes in the mind stays in the mind. Nothing is forgotten. During the thirties and forties suggestion was employed but without the effectiveness of the technical changes that began in the fifties. Huge wrap around screens began to fill the entire visual field enveloping the viewer in the suggestion. Huge, powerful surround sound speakers filled any void left by the screen. The volume was overpowering, virtually blocking out critical attention, actually placing the viewer very deep into the hypnoid state, almost the same as the feeling of terror wherein the suggestion becomes implanted in the subconscious somewhat on the order of a fixation. Then the movie going audience was being hypnotized without being aware of it.
Realizing that young minds were somewhat more malleable than older ones movies were directed at the ‘critical audience of from twelve to twenty-five.’ this age group also has the most leisure for movies. Yeah, I know there were good reasons to direct movies at the age group but I’m interested in the real reasons.
As the Jewish culture had a near hammerlock on the making of movies it could control the content. Thus while having to ‘pander’ to the dominant culture, especially in the thirties and forties, the Jewish culture could subtly condition the viewers to their own cultural goals.
Naturally this had to be done openly if not obviously so that there was always a sizable minority who understood what was being attempted; voices were raised in objection. Once again the Jews and the Coalition denied this was so deriding any objections as anti-Semitism or in violation of the Constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech and conscience. The dissidents allowed themselves to be silenced too easily although the charge of anti-Semite was and is indefensible. Unless you just dismiss it as a joke like I do.
Thus by the process of gradualism control was established so that no movie not passing a very strict Jewish censorship could be shown. Christian movies depicting Jesus were absolutely forbidden hence the huge flap over the Mel Gibson movie led by the Jewish culture who, that’s right, denounced Gibson as an anti-Semite. The key word here is culture, not individual Jews but the entire culture denounced Gibson. That’s why they call them culture wars.
In the thirties and forties the studio heads abjured movies with Jewish themes even in some cases refusing to employ actors because they looked too Jewish. That’s the legend anyway. Gentlemen’s Agreement broke that taboo although the lead characters were all goys playing goys but posing as Jews. Interesting ploy. Elia Kazan directed. During the fifties movies that Jews considered purely reflected Jewish culture although the goy audiences were too oblivious of the fact were successful. Two big films of this genre were A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and Cabaret.
Gradually what Jews called ‘Christians’ were made the butt of the jokes while Jewish characters became heroes. Then as in the Adam Sandler movies he as a Jew although it was never made clear he was acting as a Jew put down ‘Crhistian’ characters, treating them as buffoons and fools while abusing goy women who were portrayed as sex crazed sluts and bimbos.
Of course criminal behavior and sleazy approaches were used to condition the viewers mind in the direction of Freudian criminal and sex crazed morality. The ‘Christian’ family was always attacked, fidelity, honor and uprightness demeaned.
This attack was paralleled by a similar attack made on TV and also significantly in recorded popular entertainment. First Vinyl records and then more openly on CDs. Thus the public mind was constantly bombarded by propaganda reflecting the desires and needs of the Jewish culture.
So that, if in 1918 you had stood up and said that it was the intent of Freud and the Jewish culture to hypnotize the entire American population they wouldn’t even have had to call you an anti-Semite to discredit you, you would have been laughed to scorn. Yet here it is. You are all hypnotized. Except for a small disregarded and vilified minority, a small body not unlike the excommunicated heretics of the Middle Ages, everyone has been conditioned to accept the value system of the Jewish culture. Of course when you abandon control of your culture to another you can’t expect anything else.
As a side excursion let us consider the field of pornography.
Let me say that while I deplore the Jewish culture’s methods I vastly admire their chutzpah. it is the same as the admiration I have for the great Midwestern bandits like Jesse James, the Youngers, the Daltons or Pretty Boy Floyd The Outlaw. Well, let’s exclude Pretty Boy, he has a special place in my affections. While their careers were based on a false premise yet there was a dauntless courage and actual justification for the Outlaws’ choice of means to redress their grievances. While I am aware that it was necessary for society to terminate their careers in one way or another, still I have that secret admiration for their attempt. So it is with the Jewish culture. While I can’t endorse their ideals and feel their methods will always doom them to failure, much as those of the Outlaws did, like the Western train and bank robbers there is something thrilling in the attempt.
But the return to the question. Freud in his essay ‘The Aitiology Of Hysteria’ which is certainly approriate here, said: Collected Papers Vol. I, p. 194:
(I) am prepared to let my belief outrun the evidential force of my discoveries for the present time. Besides, I am influenced by another motive, which for the moment is merely subjective value.
I am not quite so ready to allow my beliefs to outrun my evidence nor am I willing to abandon objectivity as was the good Herr Doktor Professor Sigmund Freud. No. No. We must adhere more closely to our science than that. While Freud doesn’t tell us what his subjective motives were I think I can guess.
As a Libertine and homosexual Freud would have been a proponent of the distribution of pornography. We have seen that Freud made advanced studies into the nature of emasculation. Well, pornography is what emasculation is all about. It seems certain that Freud misinterpreted the nature of the Anima following rather the lead of his friend Fliess, of nose fame, that there was an inherent bisexuality. In other words in keeping with his homosexuality he believed that a man desired sexual relations with either men or women. Any port in a storm, or even fair weather.
In fact an affect of emasculation is the estrangement of the Animus from the Anima. In the process of emasculation the Animus apparently has the understanding that the Anima failed in its duty therefore wishing to punish it. Indulging his or her hatred then the homosexual is attracted to pornography with is attendant sadomasochism. Indeed the mainstay of the pornography business is the homosexual by which I include Lesbians.
In use then terms from individual psychology to group psychology the same Freudian rules apply. Freud realized his own emasculation, probably that of the Jewish culture, and therefore sought to emasculate the Euroamerican culture in return. We have seen through the media of movies, TV, radio and recordings how successful he was. There is a French film entitled Dr. Petiot. Dr. Petiot was a real person who realized his full potential under the Nazi occupation of France. A bonafide psychotic as well as a physician Petiot lured those seeking to escape France to his home under the pretense that he would smuggle them out of France. Instead he murdered them but before he did he mocked and ridiculed them deriving full enjoyment from their humiliation.
Now, in the Winter 2004 edition of the European magazine The Jewish Quarterly an essay was published by a lecturer of American History at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland by the name of Nathan Abrams. His bit is entitled Jews In The American Porn Industry. What this essay shows is the divorcement of the cultural or group Animus from the Anima of the Jews. This should come as no surprise because Semites in general suppress the role of women, or the Anima in favor of the Male Animus which is an expression of the Culture’s unhealthy Anima-Animus relationship. Here Mr. Abrams mocks and ridicules Euroamerican civilization.
Mr. Abrams begins his essay thus:
A story little told is that of Jews in Hollywood’s seedier cousin, the adult film industry. Perhaps we’d prefer to pretend that the ‘triple exthnics’ didn’t exist, but there’s no getting away from the fact that secular Jews have played (and still continue to play) a disproportiate role throughout the adult film industry in America.
Jewish involvement in pornography has a long history in the United States as Jews have helped transform a fringe subculture into what has become a primary constituent of Americana. These are the ‘true blue Jews.’
The most virulent anti-Semite couldn’t have expressed it more succinctly. At the same time we have a cultural confession of emasculation. I haven’t been able to discover the exact meaning of ‘triple-exthnic’ but the term is probably just another obfuscation in terminology.
While everyone has known of the Jewish role in the ‘sex industry’, where they are as over represented as they are in Hollywood itself, for a hundred years, only Jews have been permitted to write about it. The goys have been so thoroughly emasculated in their turn that they would rather leave it alone than be denounced as anti-Semites thereby being excommunicated or thrust out of society so Mr. Abrams has the field to himself. However one is free to criticize the content of the essay.
When Mr. Abrams identifies pornography as the seedier cousin of the Hollywood film industry he tacitly admits that Hollywood itself is seedy to which conclusion I heartily assent. All, or nearly all films, are pornographic in intent. The only area in the world in which the production of pornography is legal is right here in these United States Of America and that place is within a twenty mile radius of Hollywood where you know who is over heavily represented. Not American but Israeli, Jewish. Hollywood is an Israeli colony in the United States.
Mr. Abrams says that Jews have helped transform a ‘fringe subculture’- read criminal- into what has become a primary constituent of Americana. Further he says that this legitmization of crime has been the work of the Jewish culture. Mr. Abrams is projecting badly when he believes that pornography has anything to do with Americana, rather by his own admission he should say Judaica. He further states that these pornographers are ‘true blue Jews.’ In other words, the best that Judaism has to offer. If so, then the Jewish culture must be analyzed with this notion in mind.
Pornography is essentially an extension of prostitution. That is to say, the degradation and exploitation of the Anima, let alone women. To keep the business running there must therefore be procurers and procuresses. Men may volunteer but women by and large have to be dragooned.
As an expression of emasculation one finds a disproportionate number of homosexual also involved which means sadomasochism and drugs. Sadomasochism is an affect of emasculation.
Thus the seedier cousins of seedy Hollywood itself are governed by a psychotic state of mind. In fact Hollywood movies are psychotic visions of a psychotic sadomasochistic projection on the world as examples of American culture or as Mr. Abrams would have it, Americana; quite falsely so.
How far they represent other cultures than the Jewish is open to question.
Pornography was taken mainstream by the goy, Hugh Heffner, who developed this affect of a mental disease in the guise of Hedonism rather than Libertinism which is its true guise. He was joined by the major ‘players’ Larry Flynt of Hustler Magazine and Bob Guccione of Penthouse Magazine.
Although Jews had been instrumental in kicking down the doors of sexual censorship, most notably with the legitimization of Joyce’s Ulysses, it was Heffner beginning in 1953 who paved the way for the porn film industry which arose in the sixties. In competition with Heffner, Flynt and Guccione constantly stretched the limits from Heffner’s Hedonism to outright pornography. The three magazines above were sold openly across the counter which meant high grosses. It should be noted that while tremendous effort was made in lifting censorship of obscene material at the same time the same effort was made to censor political and social thought by the same parties.
The smut industry of peep shows and whatnot Mr. Abrams quite correctly identifies as being primarily Jewish. Mr. Abrams then gets involved with the motivations of the smut peddlers. As is consistent throughout Jewish writing he distinguishes between ‘secular’ Jews and ‘religious’ Jews as though they were two separate entities. The distinction will undoubtedly confuse those who haven’t scientifically studied the culture. In point of fact crime and prostitution had a significant hand in financing Jewish political activities from the beginning of the Revolution from 1913 and before to the present.
The Revolution didn’t come free and it didn’t come cheap; there’s a price tag on everything and a very high price tag on this one. On the financial and banking level it was fairly easy, the bankers just used other people’s money. Loans are loans and expenditures are expenditures; loans have to be repaid while expenditures are cash out of hand. So for expenditures the money came largely from vice. One usually thinks of organized crime as Italian or Sicilian while in actuality the organizers were Jewish. Enormous sums were raised by crime especially under the kingpins Arnold Rothstein and Lepke Buchalter. But, lo and behold, when these men died the vast sums that passed through their hands which they could not possibly have spent were nowhere to be found. To all intents and purposes these men died penniless.
On the other hand men like Julius Rosenwald who became a principal of Sears, Roebuck contributed millions upon millions of dollars to Jewish ‘charities’, read- political organizations. While there is no reason Rosenwald couldn’t have become rich from his position at Sears still the amounts of money he contributed seem well in excess of any possible earnings. While Jewish criminals were donors to Jewish causes, and very welcome ones too, it seems probable that the money pouring into their coffers which, after all was a joint Jewish effort, may well have been funneled thrugh intermediaries like Rosenwald as a money laundering scheme.
After all men like Rosenwald maintained magnificent establishments while making these contributions.
The Liberal position from 1815 or so when Liberalism per se came into existence had always been that crime and prostitution were the result of the inequitable distribution of wealth. Always on the qui vive for another utopia it was assumed that when the working class had its share crime and prostitution would disappear.
For all practical purposes that particular utopia was realized in the United States. Lo and behold, instead of crime and prostitution having disappeared they have prospered mightily. Indeed, rather than being repulsed by this particular form of prostitution women have apparently embraced it. Yes, as Mr. Abrams so quaintly puts it: Once (women) had laid down, they could stand on their own two feet, particularly as female performers typically earn twice as much as their male counterparts. Once they had laid down that is. Good paying prostitution is still prostitution, but at least the girls were paid better than the boys. I’d still rather be a boy in those circumstances.
So, if not driven into prostitution by poverty it seems that women are lured into it by the pursuit of wealth or as Mr. Abrams insultingly puts it, in pursuit of the ‘American Dream.’
Nor are these entrepreneurs of porn from poverty backgrounds. Mr. Abrams proudly claims that these porn pros come from ‘upper class’ and prosperous Jewish families. What motivations does Mr. Abrams attribute to these Libertine criminals other than the pursuit of the buck.
Mr. Abrams: Porn is just one expression of [the] rebellion against standards, against the disciplined life of obedience to the Torah that marks a Jew living in Judaism.
So, their rebellion is really culturally internal and has nothing to do with the mainstream culture. They find Judaism too restricting. Indeed, ‘America provided the freest society Jews had ever known.’ Adds Mr. Abrams. Including his own Judaic culture one assumes. One might think the Promised Land had been realized. But, read the sentence carefully and it is made evident that the Jews still consider themselves strangers in a strange land but now they have the freedom to rage at all, even themselves.
Extending the subversion thesis, Jewish involvement in the X-rated industry can be seen as a proverbial two fingers to the entire WASP establishment in America. Some porn stars viewed themselves as front-line fighters in the spiritual battle between Christian America and secular humanism. (read- the Jews) According to Ford (Luke Ford) Jewish X-rated actors brag about their ‘joy in being anarchic sexual gadflies to the puritanical beast.’ Jewish involvement in porn by this argument is the result of an atavistic hatred of Christian authority: They are trying to weaken the dominant culture in America by moral subversion.
Quite right. While the revolution or 1913-28 has been extended that War still rages on. Furthermore it is being waged on the terms laid down by Freud. The Jewish culture permits even encourages these pornographers toward that goal. One doesn’t really believe that a bunch of scum criminal pornographers were able to get a law passed legalizing their criminal behavior does one? Of course one doesn’t. Such a law could only be passed by very influential ostensibly respectable people of porn’s less seedy cousin.
This area of legal pornography is Hollywood. Whether fronted by goys or not Jewish moguls passed this law. Are they taking a rake-off as a reward for providing the pornographers a legal sanctuary of are they sleeping partners of the pornographers or has it made it possible to release such racist pornographic filth as Shadow Boxing as legitimate entertainment in mainstream theatres. Gosh, let me think long and hard on that one.
So , we have the results so far of Freud’s psychological program for the conquest of Euroamerica. Of course along the way his program would be reinforced. Here’s Mr. Abrams again:\
Those at the forefront of the movement which forced America to adopt a more liberal view of sex were Jewish. Jews were also at the vanguard of the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Wilhelm Reich, Herbert Marcuse, and Paul Goodman replaced Marx, Trotsky and Lenin as required reading. Reich’s central preoccupations were work, love and sex, while Marcuse prophesied that a socialist utopia would free individuals to achieve sexual satisfaction. Goodman wrote of the ‘beautiful cultural consequence’ that would follow on legalizing pornography. It would ‘ennoble all our art’; ‘humanize sexuality.’
I’d put those statements in quotation marks too. These writers might be considered the second wave after Freud to refreshen the program and keep it moving forward. There is a particular reason why these writers should have been published and lauded over others and it isn’t literary value. As we will see in the next section, when a book was to be promoted a cadre of boomers ran through the universities and cities touting this stuff.
Thus this very powerful organization was very effective. The effectiveness was made total when any who objected could be isolated and harassed by teams of damage controlmen. Not only could an individual be silenced and marginalized by a whispered imputation of ‘anti-Semitism’ but the entire population could be emasculated by the same charge.
Freud then had devised the means to emasculate the hundreds of millions of Euroamericans and that purely by their own acquiescence. Rather than be known as anti-Semites they willingly abandoned their sexuality. This abandonment was conditioned and reinforced by the entire media of the land. Most especially Hollywood.
Do not think I condemn the Jewish culture, or nationality in fact, for this fait accompli. On the contrary I applaud it. Imagine this atavistic religious consciousness projecting a state of ignorance over the most enlightened population on the planet. Think about it. It stuns one to silence. This achievement is so amazing it leaves one standing with mouth gaping. If the entire Euroamerican population is willing to voluntarily surrender not only their intelligence but their manly and womanly sexuality to another culture why should the receiving culture be blamed? No force was used. Only psychological manipulation that any fool could have seen and easily rejected.
Further, just like Dr. Petiot with his victims, the Jewish culture humiliates its slaves via the media. I have pointed out Adam Sandler movies where he plays a vacuous nerd who triumphs over athletic men and humiliates nubile women. If the past is any guide to the future one can look forward to a gulag system where opponents are mass executed.
I can say no more on the topic here. Suffice it to say that on the sexual level Edgar Rice Burroughs’ America hs been deconstructed per Sigmund Freud’s plan and reconstructed to the complete advantage of the Jewish culture and to the complete disadvantage of the Euroamerican culture. All it took, and this the most astonishing fact of all, was a little chutzpah.
All credit belongs to the Jewish culture and I say that to the shame of my own.
The Deconstruction of
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ America
Organizing The Revolution
Deeds white and black, for minds are clean or foul.
Is the mind clean? Then earth and sky are clean.
Is themind foul? Then earth and sky are foul.
For it is upon the mind that all depends.
I quote Christopher Hale, Himmler’s Crusade
Hale quotes Charles Bell, who quotes…
This essay is an investigation of cultures and cultural beliefs especially as they apply to the United States. The above Tibetan proverb as can readily be seen is pre-scientific. It takes no account of the objective world but supposes only that world is a projection of the mind good or bed as the mind is clean or foul.
It tacitly states that all religions are products of the mind or minds that conceived them. As projections they comment on the cleanness or foulness of the projectors.
As my own ideas of psychology are passes through a Freudian lens my argument is based on the scientific aspects Freud assembled while rejecting his religious projection. It should be clear to any thinking person that no religion has been transmitted to man from any god. Such a notion is inconceivable as is the very notion of God which to the Western mind means the Yahweh of the Old Testament. God therefore is the projection of the mind on nature. This concept is clearly brought out in Johann Sebastian Bach’s musical piece; Jehu, Joy Of Men’s Desiring. Man desires redemption in the form of Jesus but the divine Jesus is only a projection of Man’s desiring.
The nature of the fantasy is that God has chosen a certain people to be the bearers and disseminators of his word to all the peoples of the world. The originators of this notion were the Jews who believed and believe themselves to be the elected Ones. After the death of Jesus the English believe that the scepter of empire was passed to them while Anglians in the United States forming the Liberal religion believe the scepter has passed to them as in the adage: Westward the course of Empire.
As the notion is based only on desire or wishful thinking its believers were doomed to be disappointed. Thus a defense mechanism must be projected on tap of the projection of a chosen people. One then invents the notion of a redeemer- the Messiah, the Mahdi, the Christ. In Christan theology there can be only one Messiah, the Christ, whose mission on Earth was aborted by the crucifixion. Christians await the RETURN of the Christ in a supernatural form.
For Jews and Moslems the messiah can be any human who so proclaims himself. David Bakan thinks that Freud was the Messiah for instance. Both religions have a surfeit of messiahs all naturally having failed to produce the desired results.
The history of the Jews since their defeat and scattering by the Romans in 70AD has been a succession of failed messiahs. Failure has not daunted this belief but it has changed tactics and strategies. The last Jewish messiah to step forth and abe recognized as such, unless like Bakan you include Freud, was the seventeenth century Sabbatai Zevi. (Spelled several different ways so don’t take me to task for my spelling.)
It is significant that a seventeenth century claimant was the last because the European Enlightenment blossomed at nearly the same time. The Enlightenment means Science. Science points ou the absurdity of religious projections. thus all religions have been sdhown to be based on false premises.
The meaning in terms of Human Consciousness was the consciousness of the mind had now evolved beyond a predecessor Religious Consciousness. Merely because a better method has been found doesn’t mean everyone will embrace it. There are many people and institutions who have a vested interest in the old way and don’t mean to give it up. Moreover they don’t mean for the advance in consciousness to exist.
For our purposes here we are discussing Christianity and Judaism: The West and Judaism. There had been many changes before in the evolution of religious beliefs, most notably the transition from Matriarchy to Patriarchy and they had all involved long and bloody wars. The transition from Religion to Science can be no different. If you haven’t noticed the reactionary Semitic religions have instigated increasing wars and bloodshed from 1914 to the present Second Irruption From The Desert of the stultified reactionary Moslems.
Vis-a-vis the Roman Catholics and the Protestants the Jews had always been able to hold their own on a theological basis. After all, their religion is the basis of Christianity. The Jews had no chance against Science which acknowledged none of their claims.
The Jews would therefore have to devise new tactics and strategies to defend their atavistic belief system. There was no relgious argument they or any other religion could devise to defeat this intelligence; their only alternative was to corrupt it and destroy it from within, thus supplanting Science in the minds of men with their stultifying religion once again. Difficult perhaps, but possible given a shameless exploitation of the good will of Euroamericans.
Now, when the failure of Sabbatai Zevi occurred and the Scientific spirit arose against which religious argument was ineffective, the wisemen of Judaism put thier heads together to devise a strategy. They decided to never again acknowledge a human messiah but to place their hopes in their whole people in the form of a revolution based on the French Revolution.
From the French Revolution the modern form of Communism emerged. The Jacobins of Robespierre were proto-Communists. The banner was picked up by a man named Babeuf and the Communist assault on society led through the revolutions of 1830 and 1848. the French Revolution took place at the beginning of the so-called Industrial Revolution so that all the miseries inherent in the transition from one system to another were visited on ‘Labor.’ Labor was subsumed into the Communist agenda. Early socialism was divided between the Utopian Socialists and the Communists. The cleavage was permanent as Socialists and Communists despised each other’s methods.
Now, the Jews were emancipated by the generous feelings of the Revolutionaries. Up to this point the Roman Catholic Church had more or less contained Judaism. That is they isolated the Jes from the body politic much as a computer virus is isolated by a security system. A psychological allegory of this was put into a short story by Charles Beaumont in 1959. The short story was entitled, The Howling Man. In the story monks had imprisoned the Devel. Achance traveler was admitted to the monastery but advised to pay no attention to a captive man, the Devil in disguise, who howled for release. Naturally the traveler listened to the well sounding pleas of the howling man releasing him. thus evil was set loose on the world.
This is somewhat the situation between the Church, the Revolutionaries and the Jews. Negating the efforts of the Church the released Jews began to subvert society and science. When one says Science in regard to the post-Revolution one is saying actually Science in embryo. Every science and scientific thinking were in the beginning stages of development. Early theories, absurd by today’s understanding, cannot be judged by today’s knowledge. They were the beginning steps. Like everything else Science would evolve. As it had with the Jews, the Revolution released Science from the control of the Church allowing it to develop, but positively, not negatively.
The Jews realized the threat to their religious mental projection understanding that Science was the true danger that had to be subverted. Unlike Catholicicm and Protestantism which were based in Judaism and cuold therefore be defeated in argument there was no religious argument effective agains Science. A different approach would have to be taken. That approach was to appropriate a science with mumbo jumbo then slowly eviscerate the science of its content while supposedly making it moral or in other words subservient to Jewish religious beliefs. This required both bold assertions while suppressing discussion or channeling it so that it could be controlled.
The first attempt and the most developed ‘science’ was politics. Thus Karl Marx began to appropriate the Communist Movement giving it a definite shape and direction. Seizing on the discontent of Labor Marx made that the cornerstone of ‘Scientific’ Socialism. Thus from 1789 to 1913 Communism struggled against the established order with minimal result. A mere one hundred twenty-five years after 1789 Communism established itself in Russia while being on a parity with the establishment in Western Europe.
The other Sciences progressed accordingly. Biology assumed its modern form in 1859 when Darwin published his Origin Of Species. Biology remained one science for which no Jewish claimant arose. The sudy of the mind or psychology was a different story. The stuy of psychology in a mythopoeic manner goes back as far as can be traced and further. The ancient Egyptians already had a good working model of the mind.
The scientific study, groping as it were, was undertaken by numerous people in the early nineteenth century. There was no organized theory, just investigation in numerous areas. The most noteworthy investigator for our purposes here was Jean Martin Charcot and his investigations into hysteria at the Salpetriere in Paris.
It appears that the basis of psychological malfunctioning is caused by a variety of hypnosis. That is a suggestion is made in a hypnoid state which enters the subconscious directing the individual against his conscious will, as it were.
The modern recognition of hypnosis was made by the Austrian Anton Mesmer who called it ‘animal magnetism.’ After Mesmer hypnotism was in disrepute for about fifty years althought subject to serious investigation by responsible scholars.
Charcot made hypnotism scientifically respectable again when he discovered it use in dealing with his hysterics. At the same time a man named Auguste Liebeault working with hypnotism in nearby Nancy was discovering the effect of suggestion.
In Vienna a restless Sigmund Freud was casting about for an emerging discipline to appropriate to make his mark. He had been trained as a biologist but despaired of making his name in that discipline. Under the influence of his fellow religionist, Joseph Breuer, he drifted over into psychology.
Freud was of the Jewish culture and he was militantly Jewish. He hated Europeans and the European culture. There is no question but that he intended to replace it with the Jewish culture. At what point he decided to manipulate the emerging science isn’t clear but probably by the time he began attending B’nai B’rith meetings in 1895.
Freud had a Moses Complex, not too dissimilar in effect than Christians with a Jesus complex. He undoubtedly chose psychology as a wide open field with many areas of exciting research possibilities and the opportunity to gratify his Moses Complex by leading his followers out of the psychological wilderness he found Europe. Thus as Moses rescued the Jews from Egypt Freud would rescue them from Europe.
Vienna as part of the polyglot Austrian Empire was the original Melting Pot from which Israel Zangwill took his idea. A relatively small German minority governed a multi-cultural empiers embracing dozens of cultures and numerous religions. thus the model for Freud’s conquest by culture was already suggested to him by the rising influence of Jewish culture within the Austrian Empire especially polyglot Vienna.
Having begun his association with Breuer and having heard of Charcot, Freud left for Paris in 1882 to visit what he derogatively would call the Great Man, himself. While Freud resented the ‘Master’ it would seem that Charcot’s influence on his own approach was seminal. There would have been no Freud without Charcot.
During this period of his life Freud was impoverished. He could only wander around Paris without the means to sample the delights of the city. This embittered him. Freud would have us believe that he became a favorite of Charcot even petted by him. In all likelihood this is a gross exaggeration. Although Charcot may have taken some notice of him it would be characteristic of the culture to exploit any relationship out of its true proportion. In reading Freud his observations of Charcot are always made from the outside as a seeming voyeur, never as an intimate.
It is clear from the sardonic, belittling tone in which Freud always refers to Charcot that he was profoundly indebted to him. I must have been humiliating to a man with a psychotic attachment to Moses to submit to a man he considered his lesser. In dealing with hysterics Charcot brought hypnosis into respectability. Freud’s understanding of hypnosis was subtle. In Freud’s own psychoanalytic theory he abandoned hypnosis per se choosing a variant he called free association in which the patient was lulled into a hypnoid state so that a form of hypnosis remained the basis of psychoanalysis. Nor did Freud’s researches into hypnosis stop there. After the Great War hypnosis would form the basis of his ideas of Group Psychology. He developed subtler forms of hypnosis.
After returning to Vienna he once again went back to France in 1889 to visit with Liebeault and his disciple or leech, Hippolyte Bernheim. Liebeault had been working with hypnosis for some time. While Charcot failed to understand the signficance of suggestion, the key element of hypnosis, Liebeault id. His researches attrated the attention of Bernheim who like Freud was a Jew on the make. Bernheim succeeded in displacing Liebeault much in the same way as Freud would displace Charcot and his school.
While Liebeault and Bernheim apparently did not understand the relationship of suggestion to the creation of the neurosis or psychosis they had actually discovered that hysteria was caused by a form of suggestion. Ignoring the original suggestion while patient was hypnotized they tried to use counter-suggestion to remove the affects of the original suggestion or fixation but with limited or temporary success. Since the original suggestion or fixation wasn’t obviated it shortly reestablished its primacy over the counter-suggestion.
While Freud said he rejected the clumsy ineffectiveness of the counter-suggestion he understood suggestion well enough to make it the cornerstone of his version of Group or cultural psychology.,
There is a common misconception that Freud invented psychology, that before him there was no psychology. The notion is completely untrue. Before and after Charcot psychological research was diverse and plentiful throughout Europe and America. There were many theories of the subconscious, for instance, but no one had undeertaken to systematize the various strands. Freud was able to do this while at the same time supplanting all other theories with his own. He actually succeeded in closing off investigation along other lines channeling psychology into his own somewhat flawed system.
All Freud did was to cull the best opinion and put his name on it while shouldering the originators aside as ‘anti-Semites’. For instance, another student of Charcot, Pierre Janet, working from the same teaching came to the same conclusion, namely that ‘neuroses’ are fixed in the subconscious. Whereas Freud named his version of the process ‘repression’ Janet named the result as an ‘idee fixe.’ Both terms mean approximately the same thing, although in my opinion Janet’s is more accurate. My own term is ‘an encysted fixation’. I came to my term independently, or at least I think I idi, this is Freudiansism you know, but the term I use means, I think, what Janet’s idee fixe means. Freud’s term ‘repression’ may describe the process but doesn’t deal with the result.
As I see it repression implies a voluntary act of will but such is not the case, repression is involuntary functioning independently of the conscious will. This is where Freud’s theory of sex goes wrong. The ‘repression’ is part of a defense mechanism. When the ego or Animus is offered an insult for which it has no defence the response is to repress the inslut into an encysted fixation or idee fixe in an effort o control it. In other words, the mind tries to pretend that the insult didn’t occur. As the sexual apparatus is thephysical portion of the psychic Animus the expression of the fixation will ivariably be a sexual affect although of differing manifestations from masochism to sadism. Thus the insult is converted into a suggestion of inadequacy of some form.
Thus the use of the sexual apparatus is merely an attempt to massage or exorcise the fixation. Freud actually believed that frequency of ejaculation would make a healthier person or in other words sexual intercourse would cure the ‘neurosis’ or in my and possibly Janet’s term eliminate the fixation. Clearly an impossible method.
One may compare the fixation to a virus on your computer. Once the virus is introduced it must be isolated and removed or it will control or shut down the computer. The virus may be equated with the suggestion that resulted in the fixation. One must eliminate the suggestion or fixation from mind as with the virus and your computer.
This is where the ‘talking cure’ is effective. Once the fixation is identified if the afflicted person can make the fixation conscious it will disappear or in another world be exorcised. If Freud realized this, which he ought to have, he never published his knowledge.
His use of the unconscious indicates that he at least understood the negative effects of fixations as expressed through their affects or in his terms neuroses and psychoses.
So Freud defamed Janet while organizing psychoanalysis to exclude any opinion but his own no matter how inaccurate. He organized and controlled the magazines and publishing houses, while he controlled and convened the international congresses. Following the Jewish Cultural model, no dissent was allowed, there is no freedom of expression in the Jewish Culture; if you refuse discipline you are merely excommunicated. Once expelled you are defamed and rendered inconsequential. Marginalized in today’s terms. The only analyst to survive this treatment was C.G. Jung who had an awful lot going for him. I can’t think of another dissident who has survived to the present.
Thus having evolved an understanding of emasculation to add to the mix this was how Freud’s psychological matters stood in 1915 when his idea of psychoanalysis was essentially complete. He now applied his psychological knowledge to political matters. At this point whatever scientific basis Freud possessed was subsumed to Jewish religious requirements.
Historically the Jews have been a migratory people. When the going get tough the Jews get moving. Wherever the action is that’s where they want to be. thus when the Promised Land of America became accessible to mass migration, that is reliable steamships had replaced unreliable sail, the People began a mass migration to America. The intent was to move the entire Eastern European population to America. The plan failed only by the outbreak of the Great War for which signficant scholarship can show the Jewish guiding hand. So, in one way the Jews defeated their own plan.
The important thing to remember is that Jewish activities are backed by an inviolable ideology, tight orgzanization and fairly precise coordination and excecution. There is nothing haphazard in the culture’s activities. This has been true for two millennia with increasing precision. As noted when the messiahship of Sabattai Zevi failed, the plan was formed for the whole people to foment a revolution. The date of the revolution was set for 1913 to 1928. Hence if you study Jewish history you can see the preparations unfold leading to this historical knot.
Since Marx the culture had been in control of the Labor movement of the Socialists so that a signficant portion of the whole population was involved not just the minority culture. The more timid or moderate such as the Wilsonites and other ‘parlor pinks’, fellow travelers and whatnot, Liberals, were distributed throughout society where they could exercise control without revealing themselves in their true guise.
While I had sifted the information out except for the dates of the messiahship of the culture all I really had to do was read one book. That book was by the Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver who plainly stated the plan and its objectives giving the years.
This revolutionary schedule could not have been unknown to Freud. Thus his schedule from 1895 on must have been coordinated with it as best he could and that best was very good indeed. By 1910 he had his theories in close to final form. From 1915 on, especially after 1917 he eas no longer developing his ideas but organizing them for use by the Revolution.
For years he had been attending weekly meeting of B’nai B’rith, the international Jewish brotherhood. He lectured them on psychology on a regular basis. It would be interesting to know how the lectures differed from his published work.
Now for a moment let us consider some aspect of Freudian doctrine. Freud insisted that the was a scientist but the grounds for such a claim seem tenuous at best, rather Freud was a relgionist who used what he learned for the furtherance of the Jewish Revolution. Thus his concepts of the unconscious and sex were tailored to upset the morality of European civilization. His promulgated notions were menat to confuse and obfuscate. When one combines Freud’s interpretation of the unconscious, sex and emasculation, all of which were worked out by 1915, one has in fact a potent weapon of psychological warfare. They called it brainwashing during the Korean War. Combined with conditioning and indoctrination trusting Euroamericans who did consider Freud a disinterested scientist abandoned all defenses.
The really noteworthy fact about Freud is that he offered only negative analyses but nothing positive such as how to reconcile the unconscious and conscious minds or how to understand and improve the conscious mind. Freud discussed the nature of projection and perception very little. The nature of the ‘science’ Freud professed to embrace is the negation of perception and projection without which there can be no science. At least he chose not to address consciousness in any positive manner.
He did issue the enigmatic statement that where Id was Ego shall be. He also said that the Id was a species of something around which the Ego ensheated itself. That’s a tough one. As Ego is prepresentative of consciousness and Id unconsciousness it sounds as though Freud was referring to the integration of the personality. He doesn’t explain how he invented or discovered the nature of the relationship of Ego and Id or give any indication of how it actually worked. He never develops the idea.
We feel that he perhaps knew more than he chose to reveal through his analysis of Wilhelm Jensen’s novelette Gradiva that he title Delusion and Dream In Wilhelm Jensen’s Gradiva. By delusion I presume he means projection. That is what Jensen’s character is doing; he is imposing his inner projection on society which makes actions appear irreal. It is only as the story develops that the character’s projection dissolves as reality intrudes itself more and more. At the end of this short piece the character emerges into a true or truer perception of the world. He no longer casts his projection on reality.
Thus what Freud denotes delusion I would call projection. Ridding onself of a mistaken perception of reality to realize as nearly as possible the actual state of affairs is the goal of mental health.
While what Freud has to say about the unconscious is itself a religious projection it does bear some relationship to the reality. Since Freud wished to and did impose a psychological system on the science of psychology it behooved him to deal with the whole mind and not just half. The question is whether he was dishonest or incapable; I opt for dishonest and criminal.
Freud is as guilty of criminal misconduct as the Sudanese Mahdi at Omdurman who offered his followers the religious projection that the bullets of the massed British machine guns facing them would turn to water at Allah’s will. If the Mahdi had so little scientific knowledge and so much religious fervor then there was no difference between his religion and insanity. the Mahdi at least had the excuse that he was far from the centers of scientific research. Freud didn’t.
By the advent of the Russian Revolution then, through his associate with B’nai B’rith Freud had prepared the Jewish cadres for some particularly dirty work.
As the Russian Revolution marked the first great success of the Jewish Revolution Freud now began to manipulate his scientific knowledge of hypnotism and psychology to confuse and obfuscate the minds of the Euroamerican cultures while keeping his culture’s mind focused on the work ahead.
Everything was in order; the tools were developed. Freud had cleverly monopolized the study of the mind if not psychology. Further study would be conducted on his terms. Idt was only necessary now to skillfully use the tools he developed.
End of Part III. Go to Part IV.
The Deconstruction Of
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ America
Organizing The Unorganizable
Don’t you leave me here,
No, don’t you leave me here.
If you must go, Sweet Pollyanne,
Well, leave a dime for beer.
There has at present been no good history of America written. All histories have been written by partisan Liberals with no real attempt to deal with multi-culturalism in an objective manner. While I offer no comprehensive history here I do attempt to get at some underlying cultural motives of what was and is actually being attemped by the various cultures and the ends they pursue.
The key problem for American history is why the Civil War was fought. Contrary to propaganda it wasn’t over the issue of Black slavery. None of the cultures involved had ever been opposed to slavery historically or on principle, although the moral issue did evolve in Europe and the United States leading to the abolition of the slave trade at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
The cultural roots of the conflict do not being in the US but go back to the conquest of England by the Norman, William The Conquerer, in 1066. Nor do either of the cultures involved talk about the real issue; they project a false or surrogate issue. The issue is not the issue and seldom is. Underline that: The issue is not the issue.
The conflict began when the conquering Normans enslaved the Anglo-Saxons, especially those of East Anglia. The issue then is that like the biblical Hebrews the Anglo-Saxons objected to their ill treatment only. None of the cultures objected to slavery per se. The Hebrews not only held slave but in order to finance the building of Solomon’s Temple Solomon sold his countrymen into slavery. The Normans held English slaves until within a hundred years of the regicide of Charles I. The East Anglians themselves under Cromwell expatriated tens of thousand of Irish to the Caribbean Ilands as slaves to work cheek by jowl with the Negro slaves, no distinctions because of race or species. In addition, the South took no part in the procurement of Negro slaves. The slave trade was run in part by New England Puritan seamen who took the profits from the trade. Thus both the Puritans of New England and the Cavaliers of Virginia had no particular aversion in principle to slavery. The true issue was not whether but who.
The scepter of the chosen people had been literally transferred from the Hebrews to their successors the inhabitants of England in the years following the conquest of 1066. This is a fact. The substance of the story of how the transfer was made can be found in the Lancelot-Grail. The complete Lancelot-Grail. The monarch of England are annointed according to the Jewish rites of David as administered by the high priest Zadok.
When printing made inexpensive bibles possible the East Anglians immediately associated themselves with the Israelites who according to the bible had been slaves in Egypt. Already of the new chosen people of England the East Anglians identified completely with the Hebrews of the bible becoming, if not in fact, at least as a mental projection the same. They adopted Hebrew customs, or attempted to, to the letter.
As stiff-necked as the originals they made themselves as unpopular among the other colonials who despised them and even ran them out of their communities from time to time. Their arch enemies the Norman Cavaliers of the southern counties of England followed the East Anglians to the New World when Charles I was beheaded and Cromwell and the Puritans seized power. They established themselves in Virginia and the South. The East Anglians glared at them over the barrier of the Middle Colonies. And then at some point they found a casus bellus in Negro slavery.
Negro slaves were not the issue- they were the good reason; the former enslavement of the East Anglians was the real issue. Othrs might fight for the former reason but not the latter.
I doubt if few Westerners can be found to defend slavery yet slavery was the natural order of things. If you are a Liberal your view of slavery will be very narrow concentrating on the Atlantic trade. Facts don’t matter the religious mind and Liberalism is a religion but they do to the Scientific mind. Thus slavery was endemic to Africa. Every African was a slave and possession of their king who could and did dispose of their bodies in any way he chose. It was also just as natural for the African to enslave any other people who came in his way who were not strong enough to maintain their freedom. Thus while African slaves poured out of Africa, having been sold by their chiefs, into the Atlantic trade other millions if not tens of millions gushed from Africa to the Semitic East destined for Arabia, Iran and India. The Semites paid for nothing; they merely shot up the tribes and took what they wanted.
While Africans were leaving Africa, Africans raided the shores of Europe abducting Europeans to endure worse treatment than Africans ever did in the South. Needless to say the Africans paid for nothing. If any reparations are due they are due from Africa to Europe.
Yes, slavery is wrong, is bad, but there are absolutely no innocents. All, all are guilty of the same crime against humanity. Now that we’ve got that straight we can deal with the attitude of the East Angians toward the Cavaliers of the South during the period called Reconstruction that ran in its first form from 1865 to 1877. Edgar Rice Burroughs was two years old when Reconstruction ended.
The term chosen for this period is instructive. What changes were to be made? How was the South to be reconstructed and according to whose vision? Why, according to the whims and fancies of the South’s arch enemy the East Anglians of New England- read New East Anglia. If 1865 these people had been souring their intellects on the Hebrew writings for four hundred years or so. Let that fact sink in. For four hundred years- that’s a long time- these people had been chanting refrains like- the Lord shall deliver mine enemy to me and I shall smite him hip and thigh. Take a moment to dwell on this bitter, dare I say evil, doctrine of the hateful Anglians. I grew up with this horrid doctrine and maybe you did too. Well, the Cavaliers could expect no mercy from these deep dyed bigots and they didn’t get any.
At the same time the Anglians were self-righteous, that is to say, dis-honest. They considered themselves the most virtuous of men and women just as did their fellow biblicals, the Hebrew Children. You have to remember that nearly everyone believed that God literally rescued the Hebrew Children from the fiery furnace. The Puritan was a justified sinner, wrong in their hands became right by virtue of their sanctity. They had united the will of God with their own. What they chose to believe was just; there could be no other oinion, no reasonable objection. The essence of bigotry.
At this precise psychological moment American Liberalism came into existence. Liberalism was equated with virtue; opposition to as evil. It is that simple. In the classic mode: If you’re not with ‘em, you’re against ‘em. If you’re against ‘em then you have to be destroyed. In order for Liberals to believe this false religion no one can be allowed to call them on it, so opinion must be strictly controlled; no dissenting allowed. Anyone thinking other wise must be demonized. Thus the conflict that will run throughout American history.
The Anglians had their enemy where they wanted them. Left to their own untrammeled desires I have no doubt that they would have annihilated every White person, that is to say, Norman Cavalier, in the South. Genocide runs like a red thread through the Liberal left from La Vendee throught the European aftermath of the Great War through the Hitler/Stalin genocidal programs to Mao, Pol Pot and beyond. It must be remembered that members of theFDR administration pressed for the genocide of German after WWII. Genocide is part of the Liberal mentality.
But the more placid people of the Middle Colonies limited Anglian hopes for a genuine holocaust. If the Anglians had been able to succeed in their ‘reconstruction’ plans the crime against humanity would have exceeded anything that happened up to 1950, or after, even exceeding the Liberal atrocities of Chairman Mao.
The reconstructed society would have reversed the pre-war situation dispossessing the Southern Whites while making them the virtual slaves of the Blacks. You see, if slavery was the issue it wasn’t Black slavery but how to impose slavery on the descendants of the Normans of the latter had imposed slavery on the Anglians hundreds of year before.
As with all Leftists the Anglians were unscrupulous disregarding all conventions and rules. That they didn’t disregard the Law was only because they were able to make the laws to serve their purposes. Hitler who had studied the period fairly closely probably learned a lot from them. Quite simply, right was equated with their desires, wrong with anything that refused to follow them. You can see the making of the Old Testament Hebrew based reliigion slowly displacing that of the Founding Fathers. As I have said before, religion equals bigotry, which is what religion must be.
The Anglian program was so unjust and transparent that reasonable men in the country instinctively opposed it while the men of the South who were directly affected took up cover armed resistance as they ought to have and must have. Just as we will have to soon.
Liberal denial of their program began with their defeat while the true horrors of this genocidal holocaust have been sswept under the rug and never discussed historically. Quite similar to the Armenian Holocaust and the Hungarian Holocaust. The Liberals, however, did not give up the war because they lost this battle. They continued to vilify the South and Southerners. One has only to look at how the South has been portrayed in movies of the last eighty years or so to understand the slander. Much of the trouble in the South today is the result of the implacable hatred of the Anglians now converted to the arrogant hatred known as Liberalism. The Second Reconstruction goes on today under the Leftist understanding of multi-culturalism. You can read Left Multi-Culturalism as the Second Reconstruction. This program calls for the abolitionof the entire ‘white race.’
The enemy of the Liberal religion became, just as with the Hebrew bible, anyone who refused to endorse and follow the program.
Prominent among these was a man of the generation of the 1850s who was revered by the people of his and the next couple generations. The tumultuous times of the twentieth century took their toll on this man who attempted to live the ‘strenuous life,’ Theodore Roosevelt. Too close to the men and the times to see it clearly, this man led such a full life, inreflected in his too short autobiography, to remember to tell all that much about it.
Born in 1859 TR had seen America during Reconstruction and before the vast influx of immigration that began in the 1870s. He had seen the America of legend and even took part in it. He had been a rancher in the Dakotas when the West was still unwon. He had been the Police Commissioner of New York City at the height of its corruption in that most wide open town where anything went and did. I tis only by some strange myopia that untrammeled vice in the major cities of the United Sates is not recognized for far exceeding whatever vice has gone on before. Very peculiar. De Sade could have learned something from Hollywood. TR had been President of the United States from 1900 through 1908 riding in on the coattails of the assassinated President McKinley whose VP he was.
These were tumultuous times, sure, when weren’t they, as America sought to adjust to rapid changes, assimilating the Western conquests of the nineteenth century, trying to absorb scientific, technological and economic changes occurring with bewildering rapidity, while trying to reconcile differences in a rapidly growing immigration of diverse cultures.
Everyone who came to America seemed to be nursing a centuries or millennia old grudge they couldn’t give up against someone and possibly everyone. They call it multi-culturalism. The East Anglians had a half millennium old grudge against the Norman Cavaliers. The Irish had an even longer grudge against all the English. The Sicilians had a grudge that went on no one knows howlong against whomever. Perhaps the grudge was antediluvian going backt to when the sunny Mediterranean was unflooded. Probably even before the Sicels were known as Sicels. And then there was the paragon of grudge holders going back four millennia against all mankind, the Jews. Not to mention the Negroes who had only begun to to nurse their grudge against the Whites of America. The United States became a seething cauldron of hate with all these haters joining forces with the Liberals to form a coalition to Reconstruct anyone who disagreed with any of their programs out of existence. The coalition was coming together during TR’s presidency.
While Tr might have run for president in 1908 he instead ‘appointed’ a successor he believed ould continue his policies then went off to shoot lions and tigers in Africa. (Oops, did I say tigers? Everyone knows there are no tigers in Africa.) By the time he came back and realized his error he wanted to be President again. Rejected by the Republican Party he foolishly decided to run on a third party Progressive, or Bull Moose, ticket. Disastrously splitting the Republican vote he allowed the ineffably destruction Woodrow Wilson to become the first Liberal or, even Red President. At this point democracy in America began to deconstruct.
He threw himself into ineffective oppostion although too late. When the War began in 1914 he was for immediate intervention on the side of England and France in a European struggle that could have no real influence on the United States. The status quo would have assumed a different temporary form, that is all. If the Soviets couldn’t impose their will on subject Europeans for more than a very few decades how then could have the Germans? The consequences of the War would have had to have been dealt with one way or another, that’s all. When the US did enter how effective was the Liberal Wilson’s intervention? The next twenty-five years tell the story. More tens of millions of deaths. Furious with Wilson for staying out TR vociferously berated him. Quite violent language.
When war came to America, inflaming the American population, so diverse and multi-cultural, questions of loyalty arose. TR, who like so many had never examined the motives of the immigrants but expected them to embrace ‘American’ iceals, asked whether America was no more than an international boarding house. And he might have added, nothing more than something to be merely plundered.
And then in 1919 he died.
Backing TR all the way was that writer in Chicago. He’d been writing away furiously. His best selling Tarzan Of The Apes was followed by numerous other books as well as a steady stream of Tarzan sequels. In 1919 when TR pulled up stakes and left the planet Edgar Rice Burroughs pulled up his Chicago roots heading for LA to begin his second or was it his third, lifeteem. He was riding a crest of popularity as his creation, Tarzan had become a household word.
Burroughs had always been an admirer of TR. He had even tried to join the Rough Riders during the Spanish American War. Growing up in the eighties and nineties as he did, TR and his generation made an impact on his own development. The Wild West was real to him. The memory of the Wild West was a major influence on America through my youth until Hollywood began to demythologize American culture in favor of Post-WWII Jewish influences drifting away from the moral and heroic model to cringing guilt and angst.
During Burroughs’ early Hollywood years real Western badmen and lawmen, real cowboys men who had been there when it was happening, so rapidly the West came and went, served as advisors and consultants for Western movies. An important fact too easily glossed over is that Edgar Rice Burroughs experienced that West. He had seen it first hand. First in the midst of the Johnson County War in 1891 and in 1896-7 during his brief stint in Arizona when he took part in suppressing the Apache raids.
I don’t know if Burroughs scholars have yet related his first stay in Idaho with the Johnson County War going on in Wyoming. There is a good chance that the murderer Burroughs talks of having known at that time was a fugitive from Wyoming’s Johnson County.
Burroughs was a great admirer of Owen Wister reading his Virginian six or seven times. That book was about the Johnson County War in which the big ranchers tried to squeeze the little ranchers out. It was a shooting war. In Wister’s book the big ranchers purseued a member of the small ranchers into Idaho and lynched him as a ‘murderer’. Of course Wister and TR were great friends.
Then too, Burroughs would have been familiar with the fabulous career of Buffalo Bill. What a live Buffalo Bill led. A showman capitalizing on his career in the West before Little Big Horn in 1876, he returned to the West the next year to serve in the punitive campaign engaging and killing a Dioux cheif by the name of Yellow Hand in hand to hand combat then displaying the fancy clothes he had worn in the fight in his show. Mind blowing. Bill reenacted the Little Big Horn with the real Sitting Bull as an actor. How mindblowing must that have been to a seventeen year old Edgar Rice Burroughs watching the show at the Columbian Expo in 1893 with all the intenseness of youth. One imagines Burroughs hanging around the show hoping to get a glimpse of the hero up close and personal, perhaps even brushing past him with a shy, “Hello, Bill.”
So this vision of what Greil Marcus is pleased to call Bad Old America was deeply graven on the character of Edgar Rice Burroughs, nor did he consider it Bad Old America. That was the immigrant experience surfacing in Marcus.
At the same time, as a cross current, while he lived in Chicago he was to witness the tremendous immigrant invasion that took place from 1870 until the Great War did what no agitation could. It stopped immigration. Burroughs witnessed the beginnings of the conflict between Marcus’ Bad Old America and the American Cesspool since created by the culture that Marcus apprently believes is the Good New America. He may be surprised that there are dissenters to his opinion.
As a young boy at the time of the Haymarket Riot Burroughs watched immigrants, German in memory, marching throught the Chicago streets waving red flags and shouting: Down with America. He visited the tremendous Jewish community of Halsted and Maxwell streets in which people were piled on top of people to create the most densely populated location on the face of the earth in an attempt to prevent the dilution of their culture.
One need only read Upton Sinclair’s novel of the stockyards, The Jungle, to get an idea of what sights, sounds and smells seared the consciousness of a young man growing up in what was then considered the freest and and greatest nation in the world; and it was regardless of what a legion of Greil Marcuses might think. It was the Bad Old America that Greil Marcus ancestors considered The Promised Land. How attitudes change with circumstances.
It was the freest but these immigrant cultures who were to make the United States the most polyglot nation in the world were chronically dissatisfied. They brought their clotted politics with them projecting them on their new home before they even discovered what it was.
A conflict between the Western dream of TR, Wister and Burroughs and the immigrant projection of America took shape. There was still that conflict within in the ranks of oldtime Americans however.
After Reconstruction was terminated, Liberals, who still projected the destruction of their Southern enemies, began to align themselves with the incoming discontented and hateful cultures to form a strange vision of utopia. A fantastic dream that disregarded all reality. The Liberals asked: What if apples were oranges? And then decided they could be.
Perhaps H.G. Wells writing his 1921 effort The Salvaging Of Civilization, the title displays his own personal angst, expressed the essence of the fantasy. P. 14.
It is, if people will but think steadfastly, inconceivable that there should be any world control without the a merger of sovereignty, but the framers of these early tentatives toward world unity have lacked the courage of frankness in this respect. They have been afraid of bawling outbreaks of patriotism, and they had tried to believe, that they contemplate nothing more than a league of nations, when in reality they contemplate a subordination of nations and administration to one common rule and law.
Wells here presents a masterly example of the studied disingenuous of the Liberal or in Orwellian terms, doublethink. Wells doesn’t explain to which one common rule of law we are all to submit ourselves. In point of fact the nationality the Liberals claim to despise did not disappear. They merely changed the name to multi-culturalism. Thus each culture is trying to impose its law on all the others. Thus the Jews, thus the Moslems, thus the Africans. But there is and will be no actual synthesis.
The Liberal always denies his real intent preferring subterfuge to honest discussion. In point of fact no Liberal objective will stand up to examination so, convinced of their rightness, or rather preferring their pleasant daydream of their vision of a utopia they feel the need to mislead and deny.
In this quote Wells is actuall admitting that Liberals are lieing about their objectives, further it is perfectly obvious they are lieing. As Wells admits here it is inconceivable that there should be any world control without a merger of sovereignty. But what does he mean by a merger of sovereignty. That the rest of the world shall submit to Jewish or Moslem rule? Is that a merger? Disbelievers have called the Liberals on this issue. Liberals have been lieing says Wells. Why? Because they have been afraid of ‘bawling outbreaks of patriotism.’
Here, with consummate skill Wells defames those who disagree with him as irrational dissenters mired in a ‘superstition’ of the past. Their objections are not reasonable nor presented in a rational manner but are ‘bawling outbreaks’, hysterical, shrieking objections, one might say, of ‘patriotism.’ Patriotism we have all been informed elsewhere is ‘the last refuge of the scoundrel.’ Samuel Johnson, if I remember correctly. Thus Wells characterizes any dissenters as irrational hysterical scoundrels. When you can’t convice, defame. The old ad hominem. Wells might as have come right out and called the dissenters ‘anti-Semites’ and gotten it over with.
Wells and his ilk, and I know he didn’t honestly believe this, assume not only that all people are equal but that they are at the same level of civilization and psychology. What is clear to anyone with a grain of sense is that they aren’t. The Asia psychology is incompatibleto the Western and the African. The Africans first made contact with more than a stone age culture, come into real contact with higher civilization only about one hundred fifty years ago. They still have no concept of civilization as is evidenced by Zimbabwe and the congeries of tribes in South Africa who when they have committed genocide against the Whites will renew the old tribal conflicts.
The only way to merge cultures is to the lowest denominator and that is the African.
Wells assumes that all people see the problem as he and his Euroamerican Liberals see it. They don’t. China has always considered itself the Middle Kingdom- that is the country around which all others revolve. And it always has been except for the last couple hundred years. Currently it is using economic means to reestablish that position. I’ll put it before you as plainly as I can. People with that attitude don’t merge with anybody; they assume overlordship of subservients.
The same is true of the Semites who believe they have a mandate from god to rule mankind. These are facts no one can dispute, you just have to apply them.
On top of that each bears grudges against the others that they are unwilling to either forgive or forget. Do the Liberals really believe the Africans don’t want to avenge the ignominy of subjection to White, and White is the key problem, Euroamericans? Five hundred years of resentment against the Normans by the Anglians led to the bloodiest war of all time and it isn’t over yet. Are the Liberals really so naive as to believe that Africans are going to forgive or forget a mere hundred years after the fact? They are mad, obtuse, crazy projectors.
And then there’s the question of the Law. Wells and Liberals apparently assume that Western Law will prevail. Well, they forgot to ask the Moslems abut that, who since their declaration of war against the world in the seventh century will accept nothing less than their barbaric Sharia code. How smart do you have to be to figure that one out? Lothrop Stoddard had no difficulty.
The Jews work quietly to overturn Western Law in favor of the Talmudic. The Chinese certainly favor authoritarian rule and African notions of Law are real howlers.
Is the recognition of these problems an outbreak of ‘bawling patriotism’? I don’t think so. Unless Wells and his Liberals are will to defame intelligence itself. Bad enough to defame another simply because they disagree with your blather.
Immigration was a mistake from the beginning. By what mode of reasoning men like Theodore Roosevelt believed that dozens of cultures could be mingled with their own without conflict is a mystery. There was and is no possibility that such cultures with no attempt to define and understand them or even with it can be introduced without changing the dominant culture. When TR asks is America just an international boarding house one has to regard him with some surprise. Why, of course, how could it be otherwise?
Even a population monster like China which discourages immigration for obvious reasons is finding it must give way to militant Moslemism. Even while ti seeks to destroy a number of other relitions it is accommodating Moslems. Strange isn’t it? Must be some kind of consanguinity in outlook.
Thus Americans really surrendered their country when Red President Wilson assumed the presidency. That was when the Liberal Coalition took over. A settlement house mentality of government where the superior Liberals looked after the not inferior but permanently less capable Negroes and immigrants. The Libereals didn’t yet think in terms of multi-culturalism, ne nationalism, that was an immigrant Jewish invention, but they gave preference to Negroes and immigrants over Bad Old Americans who couldn’t quite agree with them. All who disagreed were equivalent to the Southern Cavaliers.
In future years Liberals would pervert the Law, to isolate those not of their merry band and submerge them beneath the rest just as they attempted to do during Reconstruction: Affirmative Action = Reconstruction.
In latter days they constructed a ladder of minorities which included even a majority like women and sexual psychotics like homosexuals while isolating the non-Liberal heterosexual White male. These madmen poured out their hatred and scorn on these surrogates of the Norman invaders of 1066.
Little of this was clear at the time, however it suddenly dawned on some of the ‘advanced’ thinkers like Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard that there was indeed a new direction to America that they didn’t like. A brief flurry of anti-immigration literature appeared from 1915 into the twenties but that was vigorously opposed by the Judaeo-Communist propagandists.
We can see how Wells and his Open Conspiracy functioned fairly clearly. Let us tuen now the more obscure Revolution
Go to Part III. Organizing The Revolution
The Deconstruction Of
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ America
Snapshots Of The Twentieth Century
Hey mama, mama, hey papa, papa
Ridin’ on the Mobile Line.
Hey mama, mama, hey papa, papa
I’m talkin’ ’bout the Mobile Line.
Theys a road to ride baby,
Ease your troubled mind.
The time is 1912, the place is Harry Hope’s Bar in New York City. A number of hapless alcoholic anarchists and socialists lay about waiting for the Revolution, Lefty, Godot or the one bright spot in their year, the appearance of a traveling salesman named Hickey who will regale them all with free drinks until his money runs out.
Larry Slade, a despondent tired anarchist sits numbly staring into thin air when Don Parritt a young Movement member blows in from the Coast. The Utopian revolution has crashed on the rock of psychological realities. Don Parritt could not tolerate his mother’s one night stands turning her and the West Coast Movement in to the police.
The scene now shifts to the inside of a rundown movie theatre in Manhattan in 1943. On the end row in the middle back slumps a tall gangly man of twenty-eight intently almost breathlessly watching the flickering movement on the screen listening with great concentration to the words booming from the loudspeakers.
Well he might for the movie is one of the most amazing ever filmed. Originally shot in Germany in 1932 the movie had been confiscated by Dr. Goebbels shortly thereafter as subversive. Dr. Goebbels was right on the mark.
Thus the film had disappeared to be discovered and reconstructed only in the post-war years. Wait! How then could the man be watching The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse in 1943? Well, this is an amazing story. The director, Fritz Lang, well knew his film would be suppressed by the German authorities so he had a parallel copy filmed in French at the same time. This version was smuggled from Germany to France and from Occupied France to the United States even as the war raged. What was so important about this film that it had been rescued twice and shown in the middle of the war?
The film was and is subversive and not only to Nazi Germany. It is quite frankly a blueprint for the subversion of society, indeed, of all civilization. Anarchism perfected. The faithful were being given their post-war marching orders. The Communists, of which faith the tall gangly man was, cleverly described the movie as an anti-Nazi polemic which it definitely was not. They fooled a great many people but at the same time the faithful were directed to see the movie. The message struck home. The Capitalist State could be undermined. As the man left the theatre he would always recall the moment as one of the great moments of his life. A life changing moment. He would subsequently review the movie many times, finally watching the German version when it was released. The movie so overwhelmed his senses he never could get the story right.
Three years later in 1946 the now thirty-one year old sat in a theatre watching a play with the same rapt intensity. This too electrified him as much as the Testament Of Dr. Mabuse had in 1943. The play depicting an earlier time had been writen in 1939 but for various reasons had never been produced until this evening. The scene is set in Harry Hope’s Bar in New York City in 1912. A group of alcoholic socialists and anarchists sat around waiting for the Revolution, Lefty, Godot or the appearance of a traveling salesman named Hickey whichever came first. Hickey was first on the spot with money for drinks.
Yes, the play was Eugene O’ Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. The opening scene of the play occurred only in Eugene O’ Neill’s imagination. True enough the story was nevertheless. The tall gangly man watched this greatest of all American plays with feelings mixed with admiration and loathing. Stunned by its brilliance, he resented the depiction of his fellow anarchists and socialists as bums. The play was the antithesis of his favorite movie, The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse.
As he left the theatre he was one of the few who realized he had watched a masterpiece. He had to strike back in the name of subversion. The character of Hickey, the traveling salesman, haunted his mind mixed with images of the terrifying sociopathic and insane Dr. Mabuse. As he brooded the faint outline of a play of his own formed in his mind. His play would be about a traveling salesman but would combine both efforts to attack and undermine the fabric of the American State as his favorite movie had taught him.
He and his had been attacked and ridiculed by what he considered the reactionary Eugene O’ Neill. In only one or two years Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman would assault and insult the American people. Miller was clever, the Boobocracy didn’t even know it had been insulted. The Judaeo-Communist propaganda machine went to work. Today O’ Neill is all but ignored while Arthur Miller’s insignificant piece of fluff is mentioned in the same breath with Shakespeare.
Back once more to 1912 where a thirty-six year old man toils over what will be his second published novel. The first novel was strange enough but the novel he is now writing will become perhaps the most unusual novel to ever become a best seller.
O’ Neill wrote conventional prose, long winded sucker too; Lang’s Dr. Mabuse was comprehensible to the simplest mind although understood by few, the novel being written in 1912 would leave men and women scratching their heads incredulously. The novel defied conventional literary logic speaking instead to unspoken hopes and desires. The author himself was terrified that the story was too strange. But as he put a period to the last sentence of Tarzan Of The Apes and mailed it off, Edgar Rice Burroughs heaved a sigh and sat to wait for the verdict of the publisher. It seems almost too incredible that such a bizarre story was immediately accepted with such enthusiasm.
DISASTER BY ANY OTHER NAME IS DISASTER
The Heir to the first disaster, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President of the United States in 1932.
TWENTY YEARS OF TREASON BEGINS
Samuel Dickstein, a congressman from New York, sitting in the House of Representatives was on the payroll of the Premier of the Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics, Josef Stalin.
In this capacity he pushed for a House Un-American Activities Committee to root out and punish opponents of the Soviet Union and Communism. These people were labeled Fascists whatever their actual politics and defamed by the Judaeo-Communist Propaganda Machine. They were usually anti-Communists opposed to the Soviet Union and perhaps to Uncle Joe himself. Needless to say they were also characterized as anti-Semites. This was done with the full blessing of Frank Roosevelt himself.
In 1938 HUAC was created but the chairmanship went to a Congressman from Texas by the name of Martin Dies. Although his name has been blackened by the Judaeo-Communist Propaganda Machine Dies was a good man. A very good man.
He promptly went after Communists as well as ‘Fascists’, which was not in Uncle Joe’s, Frank’s or Sam Dickstein’s script. Dies was given a very hard time. Captured by Parnell Thomas and the Roman Catholic religious faction after the war HUAC became dedicated to anti-Communism. This was definitely not in the Red script so the Propaganda Machine was turned against HUAC after initially agitating for it. The Communists now did everything they could to destroy the committee they had created.
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART
Israel Baline, giddy with the success of the Russian Revolution sat down in Tin Pan Alley to write a sweet little song to the tune of an earlier hit, When Moses Led The Band With His Nose, entitled God Bless America. He exhorted his fellow Culturalists to ‘stand beside her, and guide her’ as presumably he thought Americans were incapable of navigating a course without Semitic assistance.
Presumably as part of the assistance and guidance the media of his ‘home sweet home’ was taken over and administered by his fellow Culturalists. Tin Pan Alley, A Jewish cultural economic niche, was already accounting for a large part of culture forming popular songs. Now in the twenties a flood of books was written by Jews, or Semites, debunking ‘Bad Old America’ as Greil Marcus has characterized it, and the poor ignorant boobs who formed the country the songwriter claimed to love, appeared. Israel Baline’s Home Sweet Home was never to be the same as another of his Culture, Philip Roth, wrote a book eighty years or so on, The Plot Against America, in which, backdating a little to that critical year of 1943, Roth gives the Jewish Culture credit for creating ‘the land that he loved’ while the Bad Old American true creators are accused of corrupting it.
God Bless America wasn’t orignally all that successful. In the critical year of 1938, when HUAC was formed, Irving Berlin, for that’s who Israel Baline became, dusted the song off and rewrote it. For now the game was afoot indeed. In 1918 spreading a new song by sheet music and phonograph, without the use of radio, was along, laborious effort. Things had changed by 1938. In one night a new song broadcast over radio would be heard instantly by millions of people across this great land of ours.
The contest between the Communists and Nazis was raging. Uncle Joe Stalin, Sam Dickstein and Frank Roosevelt had established the House Un-American Activities Committee for the purpose of rooting out not only Nazis but, you guessed it, ‘anti-Semites’ and , if fact, enemies of the New Deal. Irving Berlin’s song reintroduced in 1938 was a very strategic emplacement. The same words have different meaning for different Cultures. Thus the message sent to the Jewish Culture by the song was different from what was heard by the general culture, or most of it. I always had difficulty with the song as a child, refusing to sing along. I couldn’t reconcile the words:
God Bless America land that I love.
Stand beside her,
And guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
‘Land that I love’ implies a choice of lands and I knew no other lands nor any other choice. As I was ‘America’ to ‘stand beside her, and guide her’ meant that I would have to be beside myself which was clearly impossible. I considered the last line pure nonsense.
I couldn’t articulate my understanding at the time but I was not alone in my perception. Apparently feeling the insult, Woody Guthrie wrote an answer in 1940 originally entitled God Bless America For Me. It seems clear he understood the cultural implications. He later changed the title to the very aggressive This Land Is My Land- this land is your land, from California to the New York Island.’ I didn’t know it but I wasn’t alone.
One of the most popular radio shows of 1938 starring the most stellar of Anglo-Saxon singers was chosen for the debut to make sure the song had strong ‘American’ credentials. Berlin and his culture knew what the song meant. Georgie Jessel wasn’t right for this one. Kate Smith could really belt it out too.
The Kate Smith Society historian Richard K. Hayes tells the story like this:
Now Kate Smith was the No. 1 popular songstress in America in 1938, and her weekly Kate Smith Hour was heard by many millions of radio listeners that Thursday, November 10. The shy composer was invited to attend the show but he declined, opting to listen with a few friends in his office at his music publishing company in New York. Kate sang it as her closing number after which Berlin’s phone began to ring, as people began to ask, ‘Where can we get that song Kate Smith just sang?”
The new anthem electrified the nation and Kate sang it on nearly every broadcast through December, 1940.
The song was revived in the equally crucial year of 1943 when Kate Smith rendered it in the Warner Brothers movie This Is The Army. This was the year it became clear in Jewish circles that the Nazis were bent on exterminating European Jewry. It would be more urgent than ever to reinforce the notion of a Jewish and American ‘partnership’ which is what the song implies. The protection by America of the Jews was paramount in Jewish minds. Now more than ever it was necessary for the Culture ‘to stand beside her, and guide her.’
SO LONG, IT’S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YA
FDR did the United States a favor by passing away in 1944. Could have done it earlier and made it a big favor. Succeeded by his VP Harry Truman the FDR-Truman years would be characterized by the stout Roman Catholic anti-Communist, Joe McCarthy, as Twenty Years Of Treason. Joe got it right but heavily infiltrated by Judaeo-Communists he was made to look ridiculous and a fool. Needless to say the Propaganda Machine has ground an honest American to dust.
The man who created Tarzan had been working away developing his creation, who was well on his way to becoming the reigious archetype for the Aquarian Age. Himself a stout anti-Communist, capable of creating a new scientifically based religion, it became necesary for the Machine to co-opt his creation while neutralizing Burroughs himself. Accordingly, the Judaeo-Communists at MGM lured Burroughs into a contract in 1931 then stripped him of his creation while ultimately exiling Burroughs himself from Hollywood in 1940.
Anxious to join the war against Germany, John Dos Passos joined the ambulance corps in France. the experience of the war was the making of Dos Passos (1896-1970) as a writer. In 1924 he published his novel, Manhattan Transfer, since become a minor classic of the period. During the thirties he began to write and publish his magnum opus the USA Trilogy. Composed of The 42nd Parallel, 1919 and The Big Money the trilogy would cover the years from approximately the time of his birth to the 1920s.
In 1906 he would have been called a muckraker; in 1935 he was one of the Jewish debunkers. He didn’t just debunk one person he debunked a whole people. There is not one single admirable person is his story and few if any immigrants. One asks as one reads, why would anyone want to know these people or live in the US? He’s attacking the ‘Anlgo-Saxons’. These are all Bad Old Americans in Bad Old America. While others were writing utopias Dos Passos ground out these dystopias- people you didn’t want to know in a place you didn’t want to be.
Some caricatures are easily recognizable. Bernarr Macfadden is laughable present. There are some incidents reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs who in the 1930s was a world renowned figure. Dos Passos was born in and spent some of his youth in Chicago but would have been too young to actually have observed what he was writing about. He was only sixteen when he left for France and his ambulance. Thus his writing was based on hearsay and rumor.
John Dos Passos may be considered a key figure in the deconstruction of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ America. His constant derogation of people, places and things either set or reinforced the negative critical attitude which has since become the norm. My most recent reading left me with a slight feeling of nausea for have visited Dos Passos dystopian Bad Old America.
A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE MOVES ON
Out of the night that cover me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable Soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud,
Under the bludgeoning of Chance,
My head is bloody but unbowed.
Beyond this Place of wrath and tears,
Looms but the Horror of the Shade,
And yet the Menace of the years
Finds and shall find me Unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the Master of my Fate,
I am the Captain of my Soul.
In March of 1950, if not one of the greatest men of the 1850-1950 period, certainly one of the most influential shuffled of this mortal coil and did his cake walk over to the other side. Edgar Rice Burroughs had seen enough. This stuff wasn’t funny anymore.
It was a tough fight. Burroughs was a tough fighter but life is a fight one must inevitably lose. Like his generation and three or four following it Burroughs embraced Henley’s Invictus of 1896 as his own creed. There are no golden ages except in retrospect; his was as tough and violent as they come. Born at the end of that great criminal holocaust known as Reconstruction, Burroughs was always sympathetic to the South. He owned volume three of Thomas Dixon’s trilogy on Reconstruction while certainly having read the first two.
When it comes to holocaust denials liberals have no interest in acknowledging the great crimes they have perpetrated. The Reconstruction period is barely mentioned in US histories and then with no references to the egregious crimes committed in the name of ‘social justice.’ This is not the place to go into them.
Suffice it to say the bigoted Old Testament Hebrew immitating Puritan wannabes of New England- read New Anglia- meant to reverse the situation in the South making the Whites virtual slaves of the Negroes. That they failed is one of the great epic histories of mankind. Reconstruction is a story that remains untold. In control of the media, text books and all, Liberals have attempted to bury the truth with a slight condemnation of a ‘small minority’ of Yankee thieves known as carpetbaggers.
The crimes of the Reconstruction period rival and surpass even those of Adolf Hitler against the Jews. Many more people were affected by Reconstruction while millions lost their lives during Reconstruction and in the war that preceded it that had nothing to do with Negro slavery.
Filled with stories of the evils of Reconstruction perhaps heard from the lips of victims and victimizers, young Burroughs followed the Indian Wars of the eighties in the pages of his native Chicago papers. He in fact participated in the final suppression of the Apaches.
As a young man he witnessed the terrific technological expansion of America. All the inventions we take for granted today were invented in his lifetime with the exception of photography. He saw the first airplanes fly and watched them metamorphose into supersonic jet planes. He saw the first Model T and watched it metamorphose into what is now considered the classic 1949 models. Movies, radio and even the first glimmerings of television.
Amonst all these positive developments he also watched the deconstruction of the America he grew up in. The advances in technological developments themselves brought about incredible changes. The propaganda capabilites of movies, radio and TV by a process of gradualism in the hands of a selfish culture graually eroded the values of his childhood and youth beginning their replacement by the antithesis of everything he believed in. They turned the Bad Old America of their fancy into the cesspool America has become under their guidance while they stood beside us.
He had been a central figure in the deconstruction of America himself whether he knew it or not. He embodied his character of Tarzan with all those venerable American values placing himself under attack by those who wished to replace them. He survived the brutal battering he took in the thirties his ‘head bloody but unbowed.’
In the menace of those years he continued to patiently endow Tarzan with those qualities we his successors would need to be the ‘Masters of our Fates; the Captains of our Souls.” He was able to organize a hope and belief for the coming Aquarian Age.
So, here’s to Edgar Rice Burroughs and his great projection, Tarzan.
Rest not in peace Old Warrior but alert to the dangers we face on this side of the divide. Live on in our hopes and needs. You continue to inspire and guide us. May we be worthy of your trust.
End of Part I of The Deconstruction Of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ America. Part II Follows.
May 7, 2007
A Mother’s Eyes
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
In Part I, Huxley’s Eyes, I showed the Structural Psychology of the Male. I hope I made the consequences of the X and y chromosomes clear.
In our day the drive by women is to establish the notion that the differences between the sexes are superficial or cosmetic rather than substantial and genetic. The notion began to have an effect on society in the late nineteenth century. The consequences for society have been disastrous. H.G. Wells may not have known to what he was referring in his autobiography of 1934 when he says that of the nineties: In those gentle days before the return toward primitive violence begam…
Edgar Allan Poe may be considered to be a presage of that return. The return toward primitive violence is now nearly complete. At the bottom the cause of this primitive violence which women claim to abhor is Woman’s refusal to either accept or understand her Structural Psychology. She refuses to acknowledge
The Female role in relation to the Male in an attempt to create some fantasy in which she is actually dual sexual enjoying the best of both sexes while avoiding the worst of the Male.
Before the evolution of sexuality at some time in the past there existed a unisexual organism that contained all four chromosomes, XXXy. This notion was well understood in ancient times. Although sexual identity began long before the evolution of man the ancients understood that the first organism must have been unisexual and male in character. They didn’t know that the y chromosome was the reason but they did know that the first organism logically had to have a male identity.
Thus before either the egg or chicken there existed a unisexual organism of a male character. The y chromosome is the essence of the matter.
When sexual identity evolved, as there were three X chromosomes and only one y chromosome, of necessity one sex received two Xs and one an X and a y. The y like it or not is the critical chromosome. It is what the female lacks and misses. It is what makes the male intellectually and physically dominant.
This was recognized in Greek mythology as after the subordination of Hera to Zeus she acknowledged his physical superiority and what Homer refers to as his mind of infinite power. Hera was left with physical inferiority and a low intellectual cunning to achieve her ends.
As above, so below.
Just as the X side of the body is weaker and more passive so the Female with a double X is smaller and less assertive. This is not to say less significant or important. The species cannot exist without all four chromosomes. The y chromosome is not deteriorating and on the verge of extinction as some emasculates claim. Indeed, as the animal mother of the race Woman has a significance out of proportion to her share of the division of sexual spoils.
Because the sexual division of spoils has denied the Female the very powerful y chromosome she has a longing for it to complete herself. This was expressed in ancient times by the female adoration of the bull and then the horse. Sigmund Freud picked this up in his usual smutty sexual way by characterizing the longing as Penis Envy which while
it gratified his vanity rather missed the point. Nevertheless he was correct. On a brainstem level the Female recognizes her incompleteness.
While the Male clothes his Anima with Female role models, the Female clothes both her X chromosomes with Female role models of two different types; a passive feminine set for the Anima and an aggressive male oriented for the Animus. The longing for the Male rests between the two.
Now, while the Female has been denied the y chromosome she has been gifted with the ability to give birth to a man child or son. Hence the ancient symbol of the Great Mother seated on the Throne beholding the Son in her lap while the Father stands ineffectually behind her gazing down. This scene is replicated in the birth of Jesus, the Savior of Man, in the manger or eating trough.
It is a shame that the present day refuses to understand the significance of the story of Christ for the psychic well being of mankind. The avant garde among us have now passed to the Scientific Consciousness and the way of the future but the main body is still mired in the Religious Consciousness.
Just as Evolution is replicated in the development of the physical organism so one must replicate the evolutionary development of consciousness in the individual. To cut out any part or parts is to do oneself irreparable damage. One should learn to separate the symbols from the scourge of human religious and political activities.
There never was a single person killed in the name of Christ, blasphemers merely used the name to cover their own vile passions. Bear in mind that neither Polarion nor myself are nominal Christians. We hold no brief for Churches. We just know where to look for the sun shining through the clouds.
While Evolution has denied the Female physical strength and aggression it has awarded her the Throne on which society rests. She has the power to make or break her men.
Several adages which are not taken as seriously as
they should be attest to this fact. It is said that a man’s wife is his luck. Nothing could be truer. As another adage says: Behind every successful man stands a woman. Thus the character of a man’s wife will either build him up and push him forward or drag him down and push him under. It can equally be said that behind every failure stands a woman. that woman will be the man’s mother or her reflection that he married.
Women since Wells’ ‘gentle days’ fail to recognize their dual role. They tend to see themselves only in the positive light with no negatives.
So it is in the matter of her son. The true role of the Mother is as ‘cow-eyed’ Hera. Now, in the myth of Heracles and Eurystheus the ancient Greeks make this abundantly clear. The Matriarchal Heracles as consort of Hera must have represented the perfect symbiotical relationship between man and woman. The Sun blesses the Earth and the Earth bursts forth in productivity. The Patriarchate turned Hera into Heracles’ enemy. In the Patriarchal myth Hera blessed Eurystheus and cursed Heracles. Indeed when Heracles was a little, tiny baby Hera sent two snakes to kill him in the cradle. Cut ahead to to Jesus in the manger when Herod decreed the death of the firstborn. To show the power of the Patriarchy over the Matriarchy the sweet baby Heracles strangled a snake in each hand.
The power of the Matriarchy was in no way nullified. In ‘Hera and Poe’ I indicated that the longer a mother nurses a child the better his chances of success in life. Indeed, the act of early weaning may have a profound negative effect on the child with or without abandonment. The very act of weaing may be interpreted by the mind of the boy child as rejection.
So with the Mother’s blessing Hera’s favorite, Eurystheus was a weak chicken livered man who dominated both society and Heracles while Heracles the strongest and best man who ever lived was relegated to a role of dependency and the frustration of his superior abilities because of the animosity of the Mother. The most powerfull Male figure in the universe couldn’t rescue him from this ignominy.
Hera achieved this end even though she was physically weaker and intellectually inferior to her lord, Zeus, through mere cunning.
Heracles was indentured to the weak Eurystheus for whom he was compelled to perform twelve of the most impossible labors imaginable. Each one would have been enough to baffle an ordinary man.
After completing the first labor he reported back to Eurystheus who was so terrified in Heracles’ presence that he retreated into a bronze vessel half buried in the Earth which represents the womb of the Great Mother. Thus the Mother’s influence is such as to make a despicable man rule and make an admirable man serve.
So, if it is true that behind every successful man is his mother it is also true that behind every axe murderer is his mother. It may be said that the Hand That Rocks The Cradle makes or wrecks the world. Check out the story of Ma Barker.
The last problem is the crux of the period from ‘those gentle days’ before the return of primitive violence to these latter days when primitive violence rules.
Woman complains about the claimed increasing violence of men toward women. Women’s solution is to punish men for their lack of ‘respect’ for women. Actually the increasing violence is caused by women’s lack of respect for both themselves and their sons.
If only the rules of Structural Psychology were applied women would undoubtedly be better mothers; but women have been given very active brains that function on the everyday level as well as those of men. In fact, since women are more single minded because of their child bearing faculty their brains may function better on the everyday level. However on the speculative or creative or scientific level Structural Psychology favors the Male.
Moreover her intelligence makes the Female unsatisfied with her role as perpetuator of the species. She want all that belongs to the female and because of what Freud called Penis Envy all that appertains to the Male. You begin to see what either the possession or lack of the potent y chromosome means.
Because of both her child bearing capabilities and her inferior size in relation to the Male Woman has acquired a superior will characterized by low cunning. Unfortunately for her undisciplined intelligence and will to thwart her role as Mother of the Species she chafes at the responsibility of motherhood.
In the case of Huxley his mother willfully rejected him to start her girl’s school. In both Huxley’s and Poe’s cases the death of their mothers was unpreventable but disastrous to them and the women associated with them by the nature of things. In Ted Bundy’s case his mother willfully abandoned him giving him to his grandparents to rear. Speck’s mother denied him everything.
The result in all these cases was disastrous. Huxley sought out a woman who would allow herself to be persecuted for his mother’s sins; Poe was driven mad while it is almost certain judging from his writings that he became a killer of women; in Bundy’s case there is no doubt he avenged his mother’s abandonment of him on dozens of young women; Speck uncorked one day to slaughter a number of girls; not only girls but nurses who are known as ‘angels of mercy.’ Would Speck have murdered them if his mother hadn’t betrayed her role as an ‘angel of mercy?’ Look for the symbolism.
Women condemn these acts as representative of the Male character but they are not representative of the Male character; they are the result of unavoidable disruptions in the mother/son relationships: of Huxley and Poe and the completely avoidable disruptions in the cases of Bundy and Speck.
If Bundy’s mother had been stronger in resisting her seducer or had accepted the consequences of her weakness by keeping her son with her it is a certain fact that Ted Bundy would never have killed those girls.
The number of mutilators, stranglers and serial killers seems to increase on a daily basis. Women demand more jails and tougher punishment to stem this rising tide of brutality against women because of ‘horrid men.’
I suggest that because of the high divorce rate, day care schools and the number of unwed mothers that the crimes against women will continue to escalate. What has been done in the past few decades cannot be undone. Domestic violence will in all probability continue to increase as sons visit their maternal resentment on their wives, daughters and other women.
Unless educated to the reason for their rage they will never know why they are reacting as they do nor will they be able to control or change their actions. Nor, are they any more responsible for their actions which arise from Structural Psychology of the brainstem than their mothers.
Whether the female of the species likes it or not the fault lies with them more than with their sons. A well nurtured son of a loving mother will seldom if ever visit violence on women.
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle can either build or wreck the world. What’s it going to be, Mom?
The end of A Mother’s Eyes.
A Mother’s Eyes
Cow Eyed Hera And Edgar Allan Poe
Stories under consideration:
Berenice March 1835
Morella April 1835
Fall Of The House Of Usher 1839
William Wilson 1840
…Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is not the loftiest intelligence- whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound- does not spring from disease of thought- from MOODS of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect…In their visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill…to find that they have been on the verge of the great secret.
Sonnet- To My Mother
Because I feel that, in the heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’,
Therefore by that dear name I long have called you,
You who are more than mother unto me,
And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you,
In setting my Virginia’s spirit free.
For mother- my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself, but you
Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
By that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.
As we study Poe keep in mind Dali’s picture: The Temptation Of St. Anthony. Keep those symbols in the forefront of your mind.
Edgar Allan Poe is a classic study on the effect of abandonment by the mother on the psyche, specifically affecting the brain stem as part of Structural Psychology. Poe exhibits the classic symptoms of the eyes, the horse and the female substitute for the Mother as well as adding several other twists due to his extremely analytical mind.
As the opening quote from his story Eleonora indicates Poe understood that he was quite mad. Although he was able to describe quite clearly in symbolical language the source of his madness his intelligence was unable to sift below the psychological barriers which would have cleared his mind of his madness.
In five really remarkable stories with extreme clarity he delineates his problem. They are the first story he wrote, Metzengerstein of 1832, Berenice of March 1835, Morella of April 1835, Ligeia of 1838 and Eleonora of 1842.
The Fall Of The House Of Usher and William Wilson demonstrate his inability to deal with the problem adequately. Under stress his personality begins to disintegrate.
Poe lived a short life of forty years from 1809 to 1849. His first story, Metzengerstein, was written when he was only twenty-three. It would have been interesting if he had lived long enough to consolidate his stories into at least one full length novel, other than Arthur Gordon Pym.
His own mother died in 1811 when he was only two. Thus the connection between his and his mother’s eyes was disrupted very early. He was then adopted by a Mrs. John Allan for whom he had the greatest respect and love. Mrs. Allan died February 28, 1829 when Poe was twenty years old. The horror of the death of this second mother festered in his mind for three years until his feelings began to find expression for him in 1832 with Metzengerstein.
The woman he refers to in his rather confused poem- Sonnet- To My Mother- was the mother of his wife Virginia, a Mrs. Clemm. This poem was written shortly before his own death two years after the death of his wife Virginia in 1847. As the poem says, Mrs. Clemm, his mother-in-law filled ‘his heart of hearts’ where Death had placed her when her daughter Virginia died.
Clearly Poe was having mother figure after mother figure taken from him by death. His response apart from his literary outpourings was to drug and drink himself to death in 1849 two years after Virginia’s demise.
The Mother Archetype is truly a very powerful figure. In giving the figure prime importance Sigmund Freud was absolutely correct. What does that Mother figure mean to a man?
In ancient Greece the Great Mother goddess was ofter referred to by Homer as ‘Cow-eyed’ Hera. This image has been difficult for subsequent generations to understand. Many current translators of the Iliad drop ‘cow eyed’ in favor of euphemisms they can understand. If we would understand Homer this is a very serious mistake. Hera as the Great Mother is associated with the cow for good reason.
Whether she was ‘cow-eyed’ before she caught Zeus philandering with Io is unclear. Caught in the act Zeus attempted evasion by turning Io into a cow. Hera retaliated by having Io tormented by a vicious gad-fly. The gad-fly drove Io in the form of a cow from Greece to India to Egypt. In Egypt Io was transformed back into human shape as the goddess Isis. Formerly the Egyptians had depicted Earth and Sky, or the sources of plenty, in the form of a woman arching over with her feet on one horizon and her fingers on the other. After Io was introduced to Egypt the image of the woman was replaced by that of the cow.
In nearly every country Io visited the cow has been considered a sacred animal. Whether in India, Egypt or the cattle raising tribes of Africa the cow was never killed. This miraculous animal was so beneficial live that its life became sacred. The cow was not only wealth but a symbol of wealth. One imagines that the first coin might have been called the ‘cow.’
Cattle lifting or rustling has been a way of life since perhaps the time of Io if she represents when the cow was domesticated. To lift a man’s cattle was to strip him of all social significance while making the lifter significant in his place.
Thus in Greek Mythology and history men and gods are stripped of significance by the lifting of their cattle. When the god Hermes was born his first act was to lift the cattle of Apollo thus assimilating himself with that god. Apollo tracked Hermes down but was so pleased with the little trickster that they established an accord, became blood brothers so to speak. Both sides of the coin.
In the Odyssey the Cattle Of The Sun were inviolable. Odysseus incurred the wrath of the Sun when his men after having been warned not to, killed a single cow. As the Sun sees all from his heavenly abode retaliation was quick and sure. Obviously that was a reason the Sun’s cattle were inviolable.
The story of the lifting of Geryon’s cattle by Heracles is also significant. In former times before the advent of the Patriarchy Heracles as Hera’s consort had been the Sun God. When the Patriarchy replaced the Matriarchy Hera was assigned to Zeus while Heracles was demoted to a human and made an enemy of Hera.
Now, prior to the end of the Ice Age before the Mediterranean Basin was flooded, Hera and Heracles, by whatever names they were then known, must have been the chief gods of the pre-flood peoples of the Mediterranean. Thus two cults of Heracles grew up as the Western Mediterranean became separated from the Eastern Mediterrean in the post-flood Basin. One cult in the East in Greece and the Levant and another in the West of Spain.
The two cults must have come in conflict as the Greeks colonised Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Marseilles and the northern Spanish Coast around Barcelona. It became necessary for the Spanish cult to be suppressed or co-opted in favor of the Greeks. Thus, in myth the Greek Heracles is sent West to lift the cattle of the Spanish Heracles or Geryon. Relieved of his cattle the Spanish Heracles became a non-entity while all the glory accrued to the Greek Heracles.
Such was the poltical and social significance of cows.
The economic importance of cattle was equally great which, of course, led to their social importance. Cows produced offspring. Fifty percent bulls and fifty percent cows. So one’s social importance increased every Spring if you could hold onto your cattle. The bulls being superfluous in large numbers, there being no reason to waste valuable feed on them, were used as sacrifices in the ancient Mediterranean. The gods were given the bones and fat while the flesh was consumed by the human votaries of the holocaust. Thus cows, without killing them, provided an abundance of meat. They also provided milk and its various by-products including butter and cheese. The African tribes bled their cattle to acquire nourishment from the blood so it is not unlikely that the Greeks and others did the same. The Africans never did figure out butter and cheese.
The cow being female was naturally related to the Mother Archetype. Hence we have ‘cow-eyed’ Hera. The mother is to her son, like a cow to mankind, a source of superabundance or should be. She sacrifices her own happiness, or should, to supply all his needs, she feeds him from her own body. She psychologically nourishes him with the love pouring from her eyes. It seems to be a fact that the longer a son nurses from his mother the better his chances for success in life are. Sons who nurse for two years or more are assured of the best chances.
Thus to be abandoned by your mother, death being a form of abandonment, is the greatest tragedy that can befall a son.
In Poe’s case he was abandoned by his mothers, once at two and once at twenty and by his wife-mother surrogate at forty-seven. The unconscious strain was simply too much for him so he drank and drugged himself to death succeeding in 1849 at the age of forty.
Fortunately he recorded all the classic symptoms plus some in his series of magnificent short stories. They are or should be a treasure trove for the analyst.
As noted above, when his adoptive mother died in 1829 his reaction was intense. Poe began his inquiry into his anguish in a raging examination of the effect on his Ego or Animus in Metzengerstein. The story culminates in the destruction of Metzengerstein’s house or castle by fire. Fire is a purifying agent. The house is a psychological symbol for the self just as a room in the house is a symbol for the mind. As his house was being consumed the smoke gathered above to form the shape of– a horse. Thus as with Aldous Huxley and my other examples the mother is related in the male to the horse and more especially the eyes. It is not improbable that if Hera had come into existence after the introduction of the horse into Greece that she would have been known as horse-eyed Hera. As it was Athene who may have been a Patriarchal attempt at superseding Hera was depicted on occasion theriomorphically with a horse’s head and hence horse’s eyes.
I can’t say for certain, as I am not a clinical psychologist, but I am reasonably sure this symbolism is not true for the female although the female retains a need for the masculinity expressed by the strength, force and grace of the male horse. This need was transferred from the bull. As women their symbolism is probably relative to the cow as in ‘cow-eyed’ Hera.
Indeed, many men derogatively refer to women as cows. To do so may refer to a hatred of women and mothers in these men. The significance of all this symbolism has been ignored far too long.
Poe knew he was distaught or mad. Madness may indeed be a road to intelligence or self-discovery. Duller intelligences are usually quite satisfied, seeing no reason to question or investigate. Another madman, the poet and singer Roger Miller, put it as that he had too much water for his land. In other words his intelligence was bubbling out all over the place drowning his land or stability. When land and water are in balance in Miller’s scheme one has normality. When land is more prevalent than water one has a desert and a pretty nasty fellow. According to Miller too much water made one hep while a balance of land and water made one square. His moral was that squares made the world go round.
He was certainly correct. Stolidity leads to solidity. Society needs a solid basis to exist as a beneficial organism. The mad, bad or sad in the proper proportions either leaven society or destroy it as at present when the Bohemian and Libertine influence is so dominant. The influence of all three has to be controlled or monitored or their intrinsic evil destroys any equitable basis for society.
But to return to an analysis of Poe’s stories.
Oppressed by his psyche the dam began to burst shortly after the death of Poe’s adoptive mother. First his own mother died when he was two and then his adoptive mother when he was twenty. The effect on his psyche must have been unbearable to cause such a violent irruption as Metzengerstein when he was twenty-three.
The story of Metzengerstein centers around what appears to be a flesh eating horse. There is only a brief significant mention of the horse’s teeth as the horse pictured on a tapestry in the attic or mind turned to look at M. with a baleful eye.
The same horse is then given to him by his grooms who capture it fleeing from the burning stables of M.’s rival Berlifitzing. They claim the horse is M.’s even though it was seen coming out of the burning stables and is branded with this rival’s initials W.V.B. in a rather unusual place for a horse, the forehead. No missing that brand, sort of reminds you of a wedding ring.
Now, the horse with eyes and teeth is part of the Structural Psychology located in the brain stem. This one represents his dead adoptive mother. Poe had become estranged from his adoptive father, John Allan after receiving marked benefits from him as a child. The cause of the disruption is attributed to drinking and gambling but the literary evidence of Metzengerstein would indicate an intense sexual rivalry.
B. is the older man as was Allan. M. had just come of age following a course of action not too different from Poe’s. The horse, representing Poe’s adoptive mother, has B.’s brand on her. Or in other words the horse represents Mrs. Allan, B.’s wife. Disregarding all the evidence to the contrary M. is given the horse as belonging to him. Seems fairly clear on the surface of it.
She is a difficult flesh eating horse of firery temperament which only M. can ride. As Mrs. Allan was no relationship to Poe there can be no question of incest so that he could ‘ride’ or have sex with Mrs. Allan without incestuous guilt. In fact M. frequently rides off on her into the forest at night. Night is the usual time for love making while the forest is a symbol for the lost soul who cannot find his way.
The tapestry on which the horse is pictured is located in a very large room at the top of M.’s castle or house. Psychologically the house represents the self. The room represents one’s mind. The tapestry functions as memory.
Having left on a night ride of some duration into the forest, as M.’s servants are anxiously awaiting his return M.’s house or castle myteriously bursts into flame. This must represent the death of Mrs. Allan or Poe’s being caught by Mr. Allan in flagrante dilecto. The horse returns at a mad gallop out of control bearing a screaming M. to rush straight into the burning house, up the stairs to the upper chamber and one assumes onto the tapestry. Then in a supernatural manner the violence of the flames subsides while the rising smoke forms the image of– a horse.
Forgive me for saying so if you are a Poe fan but the story qua story is stupid. Only as an allegory of Poe’s relationship to the Allans does it make sense, specifically the relationship of the Mother Archetype with the Son.
Metzengerstein was merely the first bursting of the dam; the next four stories on our list named for women develop the horror of Poe’s fixation on the Mother Figure. Let me say here that I do not believe that Poe’s adoption of the name of Allan refers in any way to John Allan; it is rather in memory and tribute to Mrs. Allan. The death of Mrs. Allan seared Poe’s mind. The trauma was so intense that his mind did become rather disordered.
Those teeth, those teeth which got such a brief mention in Metzengerstein form the focal point of his next story dealing with his horrible fixation. As with Huxley those teeth could bite you.
Berenice is the story of the teeth of the flesh eating mare. In the story, in an abortive attempt to exorcise the demon of Mrs. Allan, Poe abandons the omniscient observer of M. for the first person. Berenice and Morella are now written in the first person. They are attempts to violently dispose of the horrifying losses of his Mother Figure. Always an astute psychologist Poe now creates an image of monomania. He knows he is quite distraught, men have called mad. The mania is centered around the teeth so briefly mentioned in Metzengerstein. All Poe can think about now is those teeth.
As noted in Huxley, the Mother Figure is always exempt from retribution so that one’s obsession is transferred to another woman usually a beloved but not necessarily.
Most of the violent so-called crimes against women by men can be traced directly to the man’s relationship with his mother. In other words, crimes are not against women per se but against mother surrogates. One has to look behind the symbolic victim to the source of the discomfort. The hand that rocks the cradle is at fault.
Ted Bundy, all the various stranglers and mutilators, Richard Speck, they are all retaliating the crimes of their mothers against them on other women. Bundy is an exceptionally interesting case when viewed from this perspective. His symbolism is quite astonishing.
Extreme violence is only an extreme response to what the perpetrator considers an extreme crime against himself. One may assume that the way a man treats his wife or lovers is a reflection on the way he interprets his mother treated him.
The drive and push since the turn of the nineteenth century for the destruction of the family by Reds, Communists and Fellow Travelers can have only the most dire consequences. One can hardly consider the Reds well intentioned in their obtuseness. One might begin by examining their relationships to their mothers. In disrupting the eye to eye relationship of the infant with his mother they are in essence condemning the world to a reign of terror, and against women, unparelleled since the beginning of time.
On the score of rejection and abandonment one can only shudder at what the results of these idiotic infant day care centers the Reds favor will be.
A woman’s preoccupation with sex condemns her offspring.
One has to assume from Poe’s writing that he found his relationship with his adoptive mother of the most troubling nature. Whether he actually had sexual relations with her or only fantasized them the result is the same.
As I say, in attempting to exorcise or control her memory he concentrated on the man eating quality of her teeth. In the story Berenice the narrator becomes quite conscious of what he is doing.
In a fugue state he attacks the living Berenice restraining her in some way while he pulls every tooth from her screaming terror stricken head and then buries her alive keeping the teeth as souvenirs. When he is discovered coated in mud after having buried her he is horrified at this evidence that proves his guilt of which he is unaware.
This, shall we say, is psychotic behavior.
Poe may have fantasized the whole incident but one wonders if somewhere he had not actually committed such a crime burying the woman’s body where it wouldn’t be retrieved. One has visions of Ted Bundy.
Imagine if Ted Bundy had written a series of ‘imaginative’ stories centered around his murders or if Richard Speck had written a novel about the murder of those nurses. Could the descriptions of the killings have been more realistic or chilling than Berenice?
Then turning quickly from the writing of Berenice Poe promptly followed with his story of yet another woman, Morella. Probably emotionally drained from the excessive violence of Berenice Poe is more subdued in Morella as he struggles to bring his agony under control. In Morella he is attached to a woman who he does not kill by burying alive. Instead Morella sickens and dies from neglect as the first person narrator subtly spurns her. Thus if he couldn’t defang and bury his mother alive from which she would only return to haunt him perhaps he could just sort of forget her. Really?
Morella is determined that he will not rid himself of her so easily. On her deathbed she gives birth to a daughter who is in reality herself. The narrator cannot help loving and devoting himself to this child although he never gives her a name. Still, necessity compels him when she is fourteen to have her baptized. Asked for the name compulsion makes him whisper the name ‘Morella.’ The child answers, ‘I am here’ and expires. Upon taking the child to the tomb to be buried beside its mother he finds the tomb empty. He just can’t pull those teeth.
It was some three years after Berenice and Morella in 1838 that he returns to the theme in Ligeia. Here he tries to marry once again. The dominant theme of Ligeia is her eyes. A subordinate theme is her teeth. Once again after expatiating on Ligeia’s eyes for some two or three pages Ligeia sickens and dies but she warns that she will not go quietly into the beyond but that she intends to will herself back into life. Ye gods. Poe’s mother fixation does torment him. Why don’t you read Poes’ Sonnet- To My Mother again.
The first person narrator remarries but his memories of Ligeia remain so prominent that he disgusts his new wife. She in turn sickens and dies, in fact, she is murdered by Ligeia from beyond the grave in a supernatural manner. By some process of metempsychosis Ligeia as a mature woman gains possession of the corpse. The narrator is able to recognize the revivified body as Ligeia from her eyes and teeth. Definitely brain stem stuff.
Now, up to this point Poe is dealing with this intense stress in his own persona. This is an intolerable situation that cannot go on. Thus his ego or Animus splits in two as he creates a doppelganger who can deal more directly with the problem while he watches. In other words he remains himself as the narrator while creating a Ted Bundy like double.
In 1839 he wrote ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’
While being more comfortable for himself, Poe’s personality enters a critical stage. The narrator visits the doppelganger, Roderick Usher, and his sister in their castle which is quite reminiscent of the castle of Metzengerstein.
During his stay Usher’s sister sickens and is thought to be dead. She is sealed in a coffin. The narrator helps Usher carry the coffin to a cell at the bottom of the castle. At this point Poe has passed the responsibility from himself to his doppelganger a la Bundy or Speck. Unlike Berenice in which the narrator personally tore out Bernice’s teeth while burying her alive the crime is now performed, albeit unintentionally, by a split off personality. Poe in essence watches deeds performed by someone else relieving him of guilt although in this instance he participates in carrying the coffin to the cell.
Significantly the cell is directly beneath his own chamber in the castle, from which cell he hears mysterious sounds as though the sister were stirring in her coffin. The two rooms answer to the brain and brainstem so that he is still unable to escape the specter of the Mother Figure.
Eventually the sister frees herself going to the same room in which Usher and the narrator are chatting. They are naturally together as dopplegangers must be. Usher throws open the door to discover his sister covered in blood. To his and the narrator’s horror they discover that they have buried her alive. She collapses on Usher and they both fall down dead.
There is a correspondence here with Poe’s poem The Raven in which he hears a tapping on the door. Opening the door he finds no one there. The tapping transfers to his window. When the narrator opens the window the Raven enters to sit on a bust of Athene above his chamber door. Athene in one guise is the goddess of wisdom, her bird is the owl, so the Raven, an omen of death, replaces wisdom as the symbol of Athene. When the narrator leaves through that door he passes to the Land Of No Return.
As the narrator leaves the house or Usher, once again representing himself, great rents appear in the stone walls. The house collapses just as the castle of Metzengerstein burned to the ground. Perhaps Poe thinks he has solved his problem by dissociation but he is still not dealing directly with it. By killing off his doppelganger, Usher, and his sister he still has only an ineffective solution.
However he has now moved from intense first hand suffering to a suffering once removed in the creation of a doppelganger. He may believe that in killing the doppelganger as well as the Mother Figure he has disposed of his problem but once again he is deceived.
In William Wilson that directly followed Usher in 1840 the doppelganger has truly become an alternate persona. To punish himself for his inability to resolve the Mother Figure dilemma the double goes around defeating Wilson in all his criminal schemes. In the story the narrator leads a life of crime while the doppelganger functions as his conscience.
In a rather silly ending Wilson confronts himself in a duel realizing that it is he himself who is hurting himself. Thus he kills not only his doppelganger but himself. On the streets of Baltimore.
This theme was examined well in the movie: Who Is Harry Kellerman And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me. Certainly Poe in his own life, this man of talent, is botching his own career. This of course begs the question would he have had the talent if he hadn’t been mad? If he had been one of Roger Miller’s squares who make the world go round no more notice would have been taken of him than any other square, whose name is Legion.
From Wilson, Poe moves to the last of his woman stories, Eleonora of 1842, only seven years from his death.
In this story his demon seems to be laid to rest as Eleonora finally gives her consent for the narrator to marry. One imagines that Poe’s union with Virginia receives the blessing of the Mother Figure. The question is why would she? What ulterior motive does Poe have? This brings us back to Poe’s Sonnet- To My Mother. Looked at closely this poem is evidence of a seriously deranged mind. This is not a poem to Poe’s mother or even Mrs. Allan.
‘My mother- my own mother’, he says, ‘who died early, was but the mother of myself; but you (Mrs. Clemm) are mother to the one I loved so dearly, and thus are dearer than the mother I knew…’ He mentions his own mother who died early while one presumes that Mrs. Allan was the mother he knew. Both previous mothers are now dismissed in favor of his mother-in-law because of what must have been a mother surrogate in his beloved Virginia.
Now, what Virginia has in common with Morella and Ligeia is that she is sickly and dies while his beloved mother-in-law, who is more than a mother to him, whatever that might mean, is healthy and lives. Even then she is Poe’s ‘heart of hearts’ where DEATH installed her in setting Virginia’s SPIRIT free. No real murder in Poe’s mind. He rationalizes Virginia’s murder as that her soul was set free.
Can one find any similarities with Morella and Ligeia?
The appearance is that he married Virginia to obtain a mother. This may have been the only way he could assuage the pain in his brainstem caused by the loss of the mother he didn’t know and the mother he knew.
Now, Poe’s personality split back in 1839 or, at least, Usher was the first record of it. One imagines that Virginia was superfluous and possibly an impediment to enjoying his relationship with this latter day mother who Poe says is dearer than the mother he knew by that infinity with which ‘my wife was dearer to my soul than its own soul-life.’ Was his real mother his soul-life? If so that is quite some distance between the mother he knew, Mrs. Allan, Virginia, Mrs. Clemm and his own mother or soul-life. Certainly his deeply proclaimed affection for Mrs. Clemm was of very recent origin. Why this intense depth of affection so quickly? Thus when Eleonora released him to be married the conclusion is that Virginia replaced his real mother in his brainstem. She became a surrogate mother who had to die so he could resume a relationship with a true mother figure. Very possibly a sexual one or an attempted sexual one.
Once again, it is absolutely forbidden for a man to avenge himself on his mother’s person. Impossible in this case since Poe’s own mother died when he was two and the mother he knew when he was twenty. Nevertheless Hera’s great cow-eyes have seared his soul. His mother’s eyes appear again in the face of Ligeia and hence Virginia.
A person may not be able to recall infantile impressions or memories clearly but they survive in Structural Psychology or what Jung called the ‘collective unconscious.’ As the infant mind has no way to put the experience into words or clear images the adult transforms them into metaphors which control his life but against which he has no defence as he cannot ‘remember’ in the sense of recalling them.
Poe could not punish his mother but he could select a mother surrogate and punish her while transferring his affections to the mother of she who was dearer to his soul than its own soul-life. All of Poe’s fictional heroines sickened and died except Berenice who the narrator actually mutilated and buried alive.
Poe himself had created a persona which would never murder a wife but he had also created a double who would and did inadvertantly in the character of Roderick Usher. Certainly Poe’s doppelganger was capable of doing what he could voyeuristically observe but still feel free of participation and, hence, guilt.
Which brings to mind the ‘Mystery Of Marie Roget’. Just as Ted Bundy rigidly created an amiable trustworthy everyday persona to live his life and a doppelganger who avenged himself on his mother by killing girl substitutes it is possible, I don’t say that it is so, that Poe himself killed Mary Rogers and possibly some others.
It may have been a display of his genius in demonstrating that Mary Rogers was killed by a single person rather than a gang but on the other hand he created a doppelganger of Mary Rogers in the character of Marie Roget to demonstrate his reasoning. Perhaps he was so clever because he had actually committed the murder. It is not impossible that Poe split off a doppelganger of Mary Rogers in Marie Roget who was killed by Poe’s own doppelganger while Poe killed Mary Rogers.
That was a pretty neat trick for a deranged mind. He not only demonstrated a murder, he did it but no one caught on. Compare the idea behind the Purloined Letter.
There can be little question that Poe suffered severely in his Structural Psychology which was reflected in his personal psychology.
Here we may raise the question of what effect the balance of Menos and Ate has on a man’s actions. There must obviously be degrees of imbalance. For people like Huxley, Poe, Freud, Jung, Polarion and myself there is the creative outlet of Menos. Those like Ted Bundy and Richard Speck have insufficient Menos but are all Ate. Without a creative outlet they may be condemned to commit murders to express their anguish at their treatment by their mothers.
In Huxley’s case he was, on the Menos side, able to express himself in novels thus relieving the pressure while on the Ate side he appears to have become his mother while marrying a woman who would willingly compensate him for his mother’s neglect.
I hesitate to review my own behavior in that respect.
Poe who was much more deeply troubled seems to have had correspondingly greater gifts on the Menos side than Huxley while on the Ate side the pressure appears to have been so intense that he may have resorted to murder of unrelated women while he may surely have caused the death of Virginia by a combination of neglect on the one hand as evidenced by the examples of Morella and Ligeia or even willful poisoning as in the case of Ligeia and the narrator’s wife. The negative actions would have been caused by his doppelganger while Poe himself looked on.
Jung and Freud, who while not abandoned by their mothers had troubled relationships with them, applied the Menos to make significant contributions to the understanding of psychology while their expression of Ate was either minor or extremely well hidden in Jung’s case and not exposed in Freud’s case.
I hope that Polarion and I are making our contribution to psychological understanding while on the Ate side we merely express indifference to externals.
All of us probably are or were introverts.
The solution of the problem is completely out of the hands of men. The solution, if there can be one, rests with The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.
End of Cow-Eyed Hera And Edgar Allan Poe. Go to Part IV, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle