Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones
And The Yobbo Revolution
…they’re just war babies with the bell bottom blues.
Along about 1968 Jagger among the Stones, at least, became disenchanted with his and their new manager Allen B. Klein of notorious fame.
By 1968, counting 1963 as the beginning of their labors the Stones had been working hard. Jagger and Richards had emerged as successful songwriters giving them a financial advantage over fellow stones, Jones, Wyman and Watts. By that time the band was said to have earned millions but had virtually nothing to show for it except for a heroin habit and several cases of VD. When one says heroin habit one reduces disposable income considerably.
The Stones last effort Their Satanic Majesties Request seemed to indicate a loss of direction. Their initial impetus had been expended. The impetus that began in 1963 had then played out. The good part of the Sixties was over and the bad part had begun with the ’66 release of the Doors first album containing the appropriately named song The End. The Rock scene had turned dark while turning the volume up.
The Stones knew dark so they quickly reinvented themselves as a Dark band turning out Beggar’s Banquet in 1968. Out there on the buying end of rock and roll I groaned. The new Stones were born as the Hounds of Hell emerging from a drug fueled Freudian unconscious. Just what the world didn’t need.
While Jagger and Richards engaged the world with their follies the other three members had to suffer enduring the ignominy in silence. Richards would go on to astound the world with his drug offenses. While Jagger himself descended into darkness as a Satanist carrying his inamorata Marianne Faithfull along with him.
While both deny other than a titillating passing interest in Satanism the facts imply a more serious involvement.
These years that should have been bright were the beginning of dark times, darker than the Communo-Nazi era for the world. Deny it if he can, Jagger was a leader on the downward path.
Undeniably the Fifties and Sixties were a trying period but which decade of the century hadn’t been? Fear of both Communism and the A-Bomb, not to mention the Neutron Bomb, kept people tense. There was a disturbing lack of balance in which TV, newspapers, and magazines presented developments. Nevertheless the beginning of the post-war period was one of astounding advances in knowledge both in Science and the Liberal Arts. Huge layers of ignorance were sheared away. For instance the knowledge of geological tectonic plates that demonstrated how the planet evolved was, shall I say, earth shaking.
In 1950 the highest an object had been was measured in feet; the atmosphere hadn’t been penetrated. Seven years later the Soviets put the Sputnik in orbit. Telstar went up in July 1962 to tremendous astonishment and acclaim opening the way to the future and the fabulous prosperity of the late Sixties and the Seventies.
Medicine cured syphilis and all venereal diseases, killing and disabling diseases were gone and even TB and polio were ended. At the beginning of the Fifties a child had to ponder being debilitated by both as a probable occurrence. The diet was improved immensely and made more varied. But, as life improved the psyche grew darker, dissatisfaction with virtual perfection was endemic. Murder and crime increased dramatically. Charlie Whiteman in his UT tower, Richard Speck’s ritual murder of the Chicago nurses. While the good genie let many good things out the bottle at the same time a cloud of darkness followed. The country chose to embrace the darkness rather than the light.
During the Sixties Satanism was on the rise. We all know there is no existing entity called Satan but Satanism is a fact of the psyche. First truly released by Freud in 1900 Satanism had been emerging as a social force. A 1966 cover of Time Magazine asked the question Is God Dead? This sparked a fair controversy at the time. That same year, less conspicuously and metaphorically saw the birth of the Son of Satan, Andy, in the book Rosemary’s Baby by the Jew Ira Levin followed by the movie of the same name directed by the Jew Roman Polanski. Rosemary’s Baby was followed by a spate of Satanic novels and movies. The shift from God’s Son, Jesus, to Andy was quite noticeable but we were slow to comprehend.
The Satanic movement had been building since the middle of the nineteenth century when the Frenchman, Eliphas Levy, reorganized the occult along modern lines. The Golden Dawn brought Satanism into prominence in the English speaking world. The Golden Dawn was captured by the pervert Aleister Crowley who guided Satanism through the first half of the century. He died in 1946. A druggie and sex fiend, his sex magic in the Sixties was joined by that of the Jewish sex madman, Wilhelm Reich, also a notable Freudian. Reich had even had his books burned by the US government but like a phoenix his sexual ideas rose from the flames during the Sixties. ( See the movie WR, The Mysteries Of The Organism, read organism as Orgasm. This movie is not for the weak of mind.)
The magical crowd had coalesced in the beginning of the Sixties. In England it was led by the Satanic Process Church that emigrated to the US, LA based, and back to England. In the US the chief Satanist was the San Francisco based Anton Lavey with his acolyte in Los Angeles, Kenneth Anger. It is to be noted that the sex magician Charles Manson was associated with all these people in one form or another.
Jagger and his consort Marianne Faithfull were drawn into the flames through their friend in London, Groovy Bob Fraser who seemed to be the clearing house for all strange in London. He introduced Mick and Marianne to Kenneth Anger while they found their own way to the Process Church. Mick was recruited by the Crowleyian Satanist and filmmaker Donald Cammell. Cammell’s father had been a Crowleyian having writing a biography of him. Cammell’s mind thus had been corrupted from childhood.
Cammell starred Jagger and Keith’s girlfriend Anita Pallenberg in his ’68 movie Performance. Pallenberg was a long gone cutie deeper into Satanism than probably anyone in the crew.
Mick had become acquainted with the fashion photographer David Bailey in late ’62 or early ’63. Anthony Burgess published his Satanic novel A Clockwork Orang in 1962.
In ’62 and ’63 Jagger was a nobody, a student at the London School of Economics while doubling as frontman for the unknown Rolling Stones, or Rollin’ for the purists. The two apparently bonded on sight as the two bought the movie rights to A Clockwork Orange. This strange situation has never been explored. As far as we know Mick had no money or anything really to recommend him to Bailey who was a very successful photographer and the model for Fellini’s movie Blowup. Yet while a student and singer for a grungy R&B band Bailey took him under his wing, or perhaps Andrew Loog Oldham that inveterate man about town introduced himself to Bailey, then introduced Bailey to Mick with whom he was palling. It would seem that Andrew first discovered A Clockwork Orange in mid-62 talking it up with Bailey and Mick. Andrew and Bailey saw Mick as the hero of the book, Alex, leader of his band called The Droogs. The idea of the Droogs exerted a fascination over the minds of Andrew, Bailey and Mick and through Bailey and Mick the Warhol crowd of NYC. As a photog for English Vogue Bailey would have had an intro to New York and the American Vogue.
For those who aren’t aware, Vogue Magazine is a huge global presence. There are many ‘local’ editions of the magazine published for Germany, France, Russia, Italy and even Japan. It is really extraordinary. I subscribe to the English edition and buy Italian, Parisian, German and the occasional Japanese copy from a news dealer in my own city. Globalism takes on a real meaning.
In reading Stone’s histories there is no mention of Jagger being absent from London in 1963 but Bailey scooped him up and took him to New York, presumably at his own expense or perhaps that of Vogue to shop for a movie maker for their book. Bailey who was very up on things may have thought that Andy Warhol would be interested; in fact Warhol did make a movie that purports to be based on Clockwork Orange but you couldn’t prove it by me. But, in 1963 Warhol was not yet that famous or his vacuous movies. Bailey must have had his nose to the ground with the sensitivity of a bloodhound. Where Mick got the money for his share of the rights and trip to what is now known as The Big Bagel isn’t clear.
In New York Mick met the Dark, if not Satanist, Andy Warhol with whom he banded as quickly and tightly as he had Bailey. Because of this the Stones would always be big in the Village.
Interestingly Mick’s girlfriend during this period was Bailey’s top model Jean Shrimpton’s sister, Chrissie Shrimpton.
Things fell out, Mick gravitated to the adultress, Marianne Faithfull. The two were arrested at the famous drug bust at Keith’s Redlands in 1967.
Apparently Mick et al. thought they were immune to the laws and mores of the time concerning drugs so that Mick took the arrest and subsequent conviction as a grievous insult. It confirmed and hardened his devotion to Satan while solidifying his revolutionary aims. He thought the ‘kids’ would be able to bring down the State.
Thus in 1967 they recorded and released the record album titled Their Satanic Majesties Request. Smarting horribly- for all practical purposes Marianne’s life was ruined. In combination with a succession of injurious events that would follow, Marianne’s psyche would never recover. She had been holding the burning match to see how close to her fingers it got before she was burned, she now knew.
Still in reaction to the arrest, following Satanic Majesties, Mick decided to make a film. This became the long lost Rock And Roll Circus. The movie only has historical significance as it was never released at the time. Rights were held by Allen Klein so after his death in 2009, under his son Jody’s direction ABKCO released it for the first time. Psychologically it places where Mick was in 1968.
The American Satanist Kenneth Anger had a huge shoulder to shoulder tattoo of the name L-U-C-I-F-E-R on his chest to show his dedication to the Commander In Chief. At the end of Rock And Roll Circus as the band plays Sympathy For The Devil we see Mick groveling on the stage as though to the Master. He wiggles out of his shirt rising to his knees to display a Lucifer tattoo on his bare chest. Whether real or a transfer isn’t clear. I hope the latter.
In 1968, at least, Jagger had dedicated himself to Satan. While Marianne has since repudiated Satanism claiming the fascination was a passing fancy it seems clearly to have been more than that.
That aside, to be borne in mind as we move along. Mick, who is no dummy, had been quickly learning the ropes of the record business since his introduction in 1963. As he wasn’t getting enough money to indulge his fantasies, finances became his chief concern.
The Stones were first managed and promoted by the nineteen year old Andrew Loog Oldham. Oldham was the right man to put the Stones on the road. Unfortunately for himself Andrew was at the flighty if not to say flaky stage of life so that he found it expedient to sign the Stones to the American desperado or operator, Allen Klein. Klein was the big talking type so endemic to the industry who promised the moon while actually being able to pry money from the labels not that much ever got back to the artists. While first being pleased with Klein’s services getting money out of him was a problem so that Jagger quickly became disaffected with him. In 1968 he began the search for a money man who would work in the Stones’ interests.
This was a critical period for Jagger and the band. Their first rush of creativity ended about 1966 as the songwriters went dry and the band quit touring. The transition from the sixties to the seventies actively took place between ’66 and ’67. In fact that was the Sixties, the rest of the decade was a long slow fade. The artists most identified with the sixties didn’t make the transition to the seventies and beyond. The Stones before ’68’s Beggar’s Banquet were a quintessential 60s’ band. Beggar’s Banquet eased them toward the seventies.
So at this transitional period that must have been cause for great anxiety the band had little to show for their sixties output other than a certain notoriety that was however global and second only to the Beatles.
In his search for a money man Jagger asked his friend Chrissie Gibbs for his help. Gibbs was a central figure in the Groovy Bob Fraser circle. Fraser’s place was a central gathering place for the crowd including the American Satanist Kenneth Anger and the Warhol crowd.
Fraser himself was an art dealer who associated himself with the upcoming Pop Art Movement. Thus he was the center of all that was hip and modern.
Gibbs knew of an investment banker by the name of Prince Rupert Loewenstein. Rupert was an actual hereditary Prince who prefaced his name with that title. According to Rupert’s memoirs, A Prince Among Stones, Rupert knew Gibbs in only the most casual manner, Gibbs was not exactly a member of the aristocracy as he is presented.
Rupert is a bit of an enigma. He says, in his memoir, that he had never heard of the Stones when Gibbs mentioned them. In the context of the times the Stones were rock musicians who are as a class not welcome in polite society and even some not so polite society, yet Rupert said to this very casual acquaintance that he would look into it. Then, as he tells it, he learned who or what the Rolling Stones were and that all three principals of the group had been arrested on drug charges a year earlier along with Robert Fraser the art dealer and a true member of the aristocracy although now declasse. Rupert even says that he agreed wholeheartedly with the judge.
Just as a point of reference, when I opened my record shop in 1967 the insurance agents would not even sell me insurance while the AAA agent cancelled my auto insurance. I could obtain no amenities and only grudgingly services. So, it is extremely strange that Rupert knowing the actual unsavory history of the Stones jeopardized his standing in respectable circles in the City and society to associate himself with them. And I mean associate, he actually toured with the band. If he didn’t know the kind of people he was with he certainly learned then.
Now, no one associated with rock and roll had any social standing especially the Stones as the bad boys of rock. Then all the creeps and drug dealers who being around the record scene especially attached themselves to the Stones and believe me that crowd was well beyond unsavory. Robert Greenfield’s book S.T.P. will give you some examples but the flavor of these people doesn’t come through in print.
As I read Rupert’s autobiography, he died a year or so ago, I find a distaste for Stones from beginning to end. Even the title of his memoir, A Prince Among Stones, is a put down of the Stones. Rupert obviously disdained the Stones. So, one asks why he would choose to represent them? And that’s only the beginning of the mystery.
Having accepted the assignment as they used to say on Mission Impossible he had to familiarize himself with bushels of documents and assorted records. Before he could even confront Klein he had to spend a year trying to understand the documentation. Klein was a tough cookie who didn’t play by any rules. You grappled with him. I’m not sure that the Stones to this day know what Rupert did for them.
Here’s the point: The Stones are said to have no money with which to pay him, we are told that they were stone broke. Didn’t mean that they didn’t have a great stash but, you know, they were broke. This was a serious time for the band. Get this: Rupert worked three years gratis with no guarantee of ever making a dime. That any of us should have luck of that kind. Further he learned that there was no way the Stones were going to get any money out of Klein without very expensive litigation. But, there were exceptions as we shall see. The Stones entire career from 1963 to the end of the contract in 1971 that Andrew had saddled them with belonged to Klein. Never fire your manager when he holds your life in his hands.
Any career they would have to make money would begin in 1971. The intellectual properties Jagger and Richards’ had created would provide them with an income apart from the band although the publishing was sold to Klein by Andrew. But the full intellectual properties would begin only with Exile On Main Street. And of course by then the big boom in record sales was underway. Even at the end of the sixties the record business was small potatoes. The stadium era was on the horizon.
From Rupert’s point of view the only real potential for money for him would come from the Stones’ touring. The Stones would do some non-stop touring beginning in 1971. The ’69 US tour was Rupert’s introductory tour during which he learned how inefficient and criminal touring was..
Until Rupert reorganized touring, the road had not been profitable for the Stones. No money at all. So Rupert began his management career on the off chance that the Stones would stay together, actually a fairly long shot, and he could mount some extravaganzas and monitor expense to make the road profitable. Little he knew that he was catching the really big one.
If you sit and think about this a little it will blow your mind the chances that Rupert was taking especially with a heroin addict of the status as Keith. I mean we’re talking the Master of Flake with Keith- no offense intended. The man blew millions that Rupert was setting up in recording contracts when Keith was arrested with a jug of heroin in Toronto. Keith was not in this alone, there were three other Stones plus Mick as well as Rupert who had bet his life on the Stones. Can you imagine how crushed Rupert was when he had to call all the bidders and advise them of Keith’s gaffe. Keith cost Rupert a couple million too.
This is amazing, the pre-’68 money had been so badly managed that the Stones owed more tax money that it appeared that the band could ever pay off; especially when every new dollar would be taxed at ninety percent. What were the Brits thinking? As I understand it the Stones have never paid the debt off, or tried. So Rupert compelled them to leave England for a more tax friendly climate. As we are repeatedly told they were broke one wonders how they expected to finance their life in France. Mick and Keith were OK because as Robert Greenfield tells us in his book Ain’t It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones On The Road To Exile just before the Stones left England Klein sent Mick and Keith each a check for 800 and some odd thousand dollars. That is nearly a million each. I don’t know whether BMI paid royalties quarterly or half yearly but Mick and Keith should have gotten a check of comparable size quarterly, semi-annually or annually. For the next decade or two probably double that. No sympathy here.
Wyman and Watts both bought handsome residences on the Riviera so one wonders where that money came from while Exile was being recorded. They settled on the Riviera where they spent a fortune recording Exile On Main Street. Over half a million dollars. And while Exile sold well still only over seven hundred and some thousand copies on its first release; not enough copies to surpass recording costs so they received nothing for the LP initially. Still Rupert hung in there, drug stories or no.
As the only hope for the Stones to make money, apart from intellectual right for Mick and Keith, was touring and thereby justify Rupert’s decision to throw in his lot with them Rupert set about to make touring as profitable as possible. He was in for some surprises as he had to come into contact with the Underworld, Mafia to you and me. I don’t see how he or they ever thought that there would be the truly big money of the last tours especially in North America but luck and the times were with him and them.
The Stones, about whom hung an air of vulgarity, were never a top selling recording band, mediocre at best but Jagger was a top performance artist while Keith was and is revered as a guitarist and personality. The nature of the tour also evolved so that under the guidance of Rupert major companies such as Chrysler sponsored tours contributing up front money while toward the end promoters ponied up a couple hundred million to manage the tours. The expense of putting on the show was the Stones but the mechanics of lining up venues and retailing the tickets was off their hands.
If you can stay together the intellectual property or ‘brand’ can become extremely valuable providing a payoff as time goes on. The Stones may be unique in the size of the payoff but many performers have been on the road for decades and are still out there, viz. Bob Dylan.
Still given all the imponderables, one is astonished that a respectable investment banker would take such a huge risk on his future. Not only had the principals been arrested and convicted, actually sent to jail, on a drug charge but they were involved with the revolutionary movement, indeed, other revolutionaries considered them one of them. Jagger wrote revolutionary and agitprop songs. As the seventies were characterized by revolutionary upheavals throughout the Western world including European outfits like the Baader-Meinhoff Gang and the Italian Red Guards and the infamous Carlos as well as the criminal and destructive American group, The Weathermen it would have been desirable to have some inconspicuous means of communication. Historically a means has been itinerants who had a reason to travel about such as the entertainers like the Stones and Bob Dylan. Cultural exchanges in governmental usage.
I think it quite possible, although I have no hard evidence that when Rupert was investigating the Stones at Chrissie Gibbs request he may have contacted the security agencies of England who seeing an opportunity to put an operative above suspicion in the Stones organization recruited Rupert.
As an intelligence agent in the Stones’ organization Rupert could maintain contact through his Europe wide aristocratic friends while dealing through the Stones with the revolutionaries who, at the very least, hung around the Stones. I suspect that Mick and Keith were more than sympathetic to them.
Eric Burdon of The Animals as a solo artist was arrested by the German police on suspicion of aiding the revolutionaries. Eric pleads innocence of course but the rock crowd as a group was sympathetic to the revolutionaries while the lyrics themselves were frequently openly revolutionary. Police suspicion would not have been misplaced.
In Eugene Oregon where I had my record store at the time, revolutionary zanies functioned quite openly, at least as far as I was concerned, infesting the foothills of the Cascades where they had built bunkers to store weapons, ammunition and food against the Day which was thought imminent. As a record store owner they assumed that naturally I too was a revolutionary. The Black Panthers for instance extorted money from me. I was caught in the middle as the authorities assumed naturally that I was too. It was tricky as I was then walking a tightrope between two hostile sides.
Thus Rupert otherwise inexplicably declassed himself while undertaking to represent a bankrupt band that was hopelessly in debt to the Inland Revenue. A debt he knew could never be paid off and never has been. In fact his first act regarding the ones was to advise them to leave England for more tax friendly shores.
When Rupert moved the band from England they ceased being a specifically English band becoming a band without a country or a true global band. As a global band it is probable that Allen Klein even though Jewish was strictly of a US geographic mentality whereas Rupert being Europe based with friends in each country was better able to deal with different tax laws, mores, etc. As a businessman he was better prepared to set up the business organization that the Stones needed.
It must be borne in mind that when the band left England on the cusp of the big boom of the seventies they became a multi-million dollar corporations with rather intricate financial problems. Klein had the reputation of a buccaneer; he could squeeze the pips but he couldn’t command respect, Rupert could.
So, the success of the Stones after ’68 depended in a great part on the superb financial management of Rupert, as well as his ability to deal with a lunatic like Keith. Rupert had no sooner got the band established in France than Keith got them thrown out of the country for, let’s not put a gloss on it, criminal behavior. Keith was handling large amounts of heroin while providing, as it were a safe haven for the Marseilles criminal drug element. Finally Keith and Anita turned a young girl, possible with violence, which resulted in the Stones having to flee France. That made two countries they could no longer perform in, at least for a while, France and England.
I’m sure Rupert smacked his forehead, wrung his hands and asked the universe, what the hell is going on? Keith and Mick must have been born under good signs as Rupert stayed on.
Having established a basis for prosperity Rupert then set about dealing with the first key problem, Allen Klein. Although broke the Stones initiated an expensive , read multi-million lawsuit against the wily Klein. Americans operate on the principle that possession is nine tenths of the law so getting anything out of Klein would be a small miracle. Without numbers to go on any accurate notion of what happened is impossible but as both sides were into the lawsuit for millions over eighteen years it would seem the results when they finally signed off were profitable for each.
So, having serendipitously acquired a supremely competent money man in Prince Rupert Loewenstein the financial future of the Stones was secured. They would become perhaps the richest band in history.
July 6, 2015
The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles
Made The Rolling Stones
And Transformed Rock And Roll
Goodman, Fred: Allen Klein, The Man Who Bailed…etc., 2015, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Loewenstein, Prince Rupert: A Prince Among Stones, 2013, Bloomsbury
Oldham, Andrew Loog: Stoned, 2000, 2001 Vintage Edition
Oldham, Andrew Loog: 2Stoned, 2002, 2003 Vintage Edition
Oldham, Andrew Loog: Stone Free, 2012, Escargot Books
I anticipated what I hoped would be a revealing account of the infamous Allen Klein. I have been sorely disappointed by this hagiography. Bailed out the Beatles, made the Stones and transformed rock and roll? Whew! Where’s his statue so I can reverence it. Since Allen died in 2009, his son, Jody, has shaken up his father’s empire. Jody has dipped into the archives to let out the two Stones’ movies Charley Is My Darling and Rock and Roll Circus to his credit. They can now be seen and appreciated. He probably has done much else that I am not aware of but would undoubtedly approve.
Fred Goodman’s white wash of Allen is disappointing. Jody did call Fred and offer him the job so this must be a work of hire. Perhaps Jody wanted a hagiography of sorts which is what he got or perhaps Fred was so daunted by the job he swallowed his teeth. Having accepted the assignment Jody led Fred out to the warehouse and showed him several pallets of documents. That would make me shiver too.
When Rupert Loewenstein accepted Jagger and the Stones as clients after the Stones rejected Allen he spent two or three years studying all their contracts and documents which were voluminous although not several pallets. And he did it without pay.
Something tells me that Fred never touched those pallets. If he didn’t study the documents one thing is certain: he read the three books of the Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham carefully. It was Oldham who sold the Stones to Klein. Apparently none of these people understood the nature of intellectual properties because, if we are to believe, none of them realized that the developing rock catalogs would be worth anything down the road. Even Oldham who is billed as prescient let the Stones’ masters that belonged to him as the producer go to Klein for less than a peanut.
The president of Decca Records, Edward Lewis, sensing the Oldham was having difficulties offered to buy the masters for 800K, K as in thousands, much less than even a million that would be a low ball. Oldham didn’t want to sell to Decca but needing money offered to them to Klein for 750K. The biggest bastard in the valley snapped them up. They have since proved to be worth tens and tens of millions of dollars over the years. Of course, Andrew would have had to wait and his blood was running too hot for that.
A few years later when he realized the masters might be worth a billion or more he has spent his life begging Allen for a larger settlement.
Andrew Oldham’s three books are Stoned, 2Stoned and Stone Free. They make good reading although 2Stoned is a rehash and expanded version of Stoned. There is a French condensation of both books into one but the translation is laughable as Andrew was much too colloquial for French. Fun to have though if you get a thrill out of mere possession. I’m not exactly guilty but I don’t object. It’s there on my shelf.
While Fred gives an overly long synopsis of Andrew’s life, probably because he needed a little filler and certainly didn’t have what It took to tackle those pallets, Andrew tells his own life better. Fred seems to have based his researches on Andrew’s brief life of Allen as contained in Stone Free. Stone Free might be sub-titled Brief Lives of the Notable Rockers. A great collection and grand background. Fred follows Klein’s Life closely.
Fred’s book was obviously written after Rupert’s: A Prince Among Stones. Published in 2013 but Fred shows no evidence of having read it and he didn’t use it. To read Fred’s account Allen was a greater prince than Rupert even though the facts as we know them read differently.
Allen who was Jewish, was born in 1931 in the city of Newark, New Jersey, a city that has produced several notable Jews including the novelist Philip Roth. Allen’s mother died when he was only a few months old so he never knew her. He briefly lived with his maternal Jewish grandmother but his paternal grandmother objected because his mother’s parents weren’t Jewish enough. His father unable to care for Allen and his sisters placed them in an orphanage. This fact explains much about Allen’s adult attitudes. I was in an orphanage but a municipal orphanage rather than a religious one. Jewish orphanages seem to have been rather cushy places. The groupie Catherine James lived in one that appears to have been a ‘country club.’ Allen’s Newark orphanage (often called Children’s Homes) had only thirty inmates and let me tell you that removes a lot of stress.
Mine had a hundred twenty or thirty most of which were bigger bastards then Allen could have been. The Catholic orphanage down the street that we visited as a group every so often was as close to hell on earth that any kid would want to get. Still orphans are pariahs in the community so I’m sure Allen’s small place left an indelible impression on him.
When he grew up and entered the record business, notable for the quality of its bastards, Allen billed himself as the biggest bastard in the valley. He was undoubtedly at war with everyone including himself.
Once in the record business he saw the easy marks and they were English. The American record people were uncommonly intense bastards while the British were mannerly bastards so someone like Allen, the biggest bastard, pretty much reversed the British Invasion traveling to England and scooping up some impressive bands and artists. I mean, Mickie Most! He was already a legend to anyone who read the record covers.
He cut his teeth on Sam Cooke as the first artist he bilked- that is robbed. Somehow he managed to steal Cooke’s face, that is his whole musical career and hence life, lock, stock and barrel. Sam Cooke died under mysterious circumstances. As might be expected Fred clears Allen of any suspicions accepting the story that a hooker he was with did the deed. Well, maybe, she caught with his pants around his ankles unable to maneuver properly; on the other hand Andrew Oldham who is fairly reliable at calling spades spades says that Cooke was badly beaten and the hooker couldn’t have done that. That doesn’t implicate Allen necessarily, him being in the record business. Sam certainly knew a few bastards, may have been one himself, who could make Allen look like a crass beginner.
Nevertheless Allen got all the goodies bar none and for perpetuity. After having viewed Cooke’s body he was satisfied the hooker did it. Those intellectual properties just keep on paying and paying. Poor Sam. Allen probably could have stopped there but the biggest bastard wanted the biggest bands- the Stones and the Beatles and he did realize that orphan’s dream.
Allen had the typical manager’s attitude toward his clients’ money, pp. 57-58
Theatrical producer, Lawrence Myers, a British business manager and an accountant by training, met Klein several months before Cooke’s death and credited Allen with altering the course of his own career. “Allen taught me something without which I wouldn’t have the lifestyle I do today,” said Myers. “Don’t take twenty percent of an artist’s income- give them eighty percent of yours. The difference between Allen and I is that I actually told them what was going to happen. And Allen certainly didn’t. They found out sometime later.”
Obviously being a ‘business manager’ was a license to steal. If Allen gave all his artists 80% of 20% son Jody has inherited well. As a ‘business manager’ all checks were collected by Allen and once in his pocket were the devil to get out. However after all was said and done, after taxes, fees, expenses and commissions there wasn’t that much left over to be divided five ways. Even if the manager was honest, and few are, he, as an individual was taking a minimum of one fifth. In the case or Colonel Parker and Tony Defries nearly all. There wasn’t that much left over to be divided five ways.
Consider: The tax rate in England for ordinary income was 90%. That means that after all expenses were deducted, perhaps fifty percent or more out of a million, a half million at best might be left over. Ninety percent of half million is four hundred fifty thousand dollars leaving fifty thousand dollars to be split five ways. That is at most ten thousand dollars each. While the Stones minds were confused because they were earning millions and getting peanuts. Didn’t compute in their minds.
So while from 1963 to 1968 if the group earned ten million dollars and that’s a lot of money they were only entitled to a mere good living in after tax dollars. Not flush at all. At the time I don’t think the Stones realized that.
Without knowing the exact amount of money Klein was handling perhaps the Stones were making unreasonable demands for cash. For Klein it was a stroke of good luck when the drug addled Andrew sold him the Stones masters from 1963-71 for what to him was pocket change. Those masters are the basis of what Klein made from the Stones. And it was a legitimate purchase. They have no complaints against Klein on that score as Andrew owned the rights and could sell them to who he chose.
Nevertheless Klein did not deal openly with Jagger and the group so Jagger, by far the businessman of the group, began to look for help elsewhere. A Hippie about town he knew named Chrissie Gibbs had a passing acquaintance with the investment banker Rupert Loewenstein, introduced him to Jagger, then he inexplicably agreed to represent an uncouth rock group of whom he says he had never heard. This is even more remarkable in that the Stones had been arrested and convicted on drug charges in 1967 the year before the staid and respectable Rupert took them on. It was on the front pages with pictures.
Reminded of William Rees-Moggs editorial in the London Times that Rupert had read, he writes in his memoirs that, oh yes, he did remember that but endorsed the conviction entirely. He still agreed to represent them. What do you think of that?
Analyzing a mountain of paperwork Rupert probably came to the conclusion that the Stones’ past was a lost cause and only the future earnings counted. The only hope for big money lay in performing. As the way touring was conducted at the time was less than cost effective Rupert had to reinvent it. He had to eliminate as much of the thieving and inefficiency as possible. This is actually pretty strange.
Why he felt equal to this with absolutely no guarantees is beyond me; according to his memoirs at this time the Stones were not only broke but in debt to the Inland Revenue for more than they could ever hope to pay as matters stood. Well, OK, Rupert was super prescient. You have no idea how criminal the record business is or was at the time. Think about leopards. The business is a shadow of itself today since the internet recreated the single while destroying the LP market.
Rupert was lucky in that Jagger was essentially a performance artist who would make Yoko Oko turn several shades of green. But that is part of the Stones’ story.
Rupert and Klein got into a twenty year legal battle that as the saying goes made the lawyers rich.
However as the Stones left Klein’s stable Allen’s dream of managing the Beatles, at least three of them, came true. Allen got John, Ringo and George while Lee Eastman got McCartney.
Once Klein got the money it was very difficult to get it out of him although he took a sort of paternal interest in the artists. Of course if you are robbing them it is only proper to give then an allowance now and then. Fred goes out of his way to demonstrate, or at least claim, Klein’s honesty, white washing him entirely although as one evidence of dishonesty Klein actually went to jail for a couple of months for failure to report income.
In the record business in order to get their records exposure, companies have to allow for so many demonstration albums- promos or demos as they were called. I owned a small chain of stores back in the day so I would be given sets of albums of a new release for in store play. The promo men had boxes of copies for all the radio stations and other uses. As should be obvious there is a certain play in there to sell demos.
George Harrison, a client of Klein’s put together the charity play, The Concert For Bangladesh. That was a charity release, box set of three records, for relief of the starving of Bangladesh. Any of them starving at the time of the concert were dead by the any money reached Bangladesh. Klein’s deal was that he pressed the records and packaged them, obviously he had the masters, sending the completed copies to the companies for distribution. He then pressed, according to Andrew in Stone Free, literally truckloads of copies that he disposed of as promos. Now these were sixty foot semis were talking about.
The things that happened in the record business is incredible. When the Kiss solo albums were released Neil Bogart of Casablanca seriously overestimated the demand pressing up two million copies of each in advance. Supposedly two truckloads, 200,000 copies, where hi-jacked on I-5 on their way North. As unbelievable as it may sound it was suggested that I was the responsible party. I’m sure those copies were insured.
It was not a crime for Allen to sell the records but, unfortunately, he failed to report the income and that is an IRS offense. Bad, bad.
Andrew offers this take on the situation, Stone Free p. 360:
Allen’s karma finally caught up with him in 1979 when he was convicted on charges of US Federal tax evasion. Klein had sold literally truckloads of albums that were accounted for on the books as “promos” (albums distributed free of charge for radio stations and press for which the label is not obligated to pay artist royalties. His actual felony was pocketing the income from those sales without reporting it to the Internal Revenue service. But Let’s tote up who Klein screwed in the affair, his country, which was entitled to tax him; the Beatles, both collectively and individually…UNICEF…and thousands of starving childre
Perhaps this was a sensitive issue for Jody because Fred carefully steps around the issue claiming a penny ante sharing between himself and his hapless promotion man. The jail sentence says something else.
Actually it got Klein into more hot water than two months for a tax dodging charge. By the time of Bangladesh Klein was one of the most hated men in records by fans. His reputation was just terrible. Calling him a mere crook wouldn’t begin to cover what the fans thought.
A.J. Weberman got wind of the scam. For those who don’t know, Alan J. Weberman was the first ‘garbologist.’ He was so interested in what Bob Dylan was doing he used to collect his garbage from the cans set out on the sidewalks of New York and sort through it carefully. He was trying to prove Dylan was a heroin addict among other things. So, he was a self-styled policeman of the industry.
Having got wind of the sale of the promos, he not only arranged picketing of Klein’s office but actually invaded it. By the time he got through, Klein’s battered reputation was beyond repair. Fred avoids all that even though a great story.
Allen also failed to back Harrison in his lawsuit over his supposed plagiarizing the song He’s So Fine with his song My Sweet Lord.
Andrew Oldham handles that story well in his biography of Allen in Stone Free p. 361:
A falling out with Lennon followed (John would vent many of his feelings towards Klein in his song “Steel and Glass”). but the ultimate betrayal came when Allen sued his own former client, Harrison for copyright infringement. To Allen, this was probably as simple as getting the attention of an artist he felt was off the reservation- a counter-insurgency- if you will. Like so many songs before it, George’s “My Sweet Lord” was patently based on the spiritual “Oh Happy Day”, a song long in the public domain and hence not subject to copyright. Unfortunately, another song derived from “Oh Happy Day”, the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine’ was protected, prompting the publisher, Bright Tunes, to launch proceedings against Harrison.
Klein, naturally, was enraged, and happily assisted Harrison in preparing his defense. But as his relationship with the former Beatles crumbled, Klein looked for ways of bringing George back in line. He took himself out and purchased Bright Tunes for himself- and kept the lawsuit alive. A degree of justice prevailed as the Judge slammed Klein for switching sides…
That’s a perfect example of the record business. If Harrison had employed the same solution, buying Bright Tunes, Klein would have howled foul. Artists are supposed to function with a different morality. That’s the record business.
The thing is there are no original songs, every song is derived from another or several. I don’t know why the Courts accept the suits. There is no way the Judges can make an informed decision unless they happen to be musicologists.
As Fred obviously read Andrew as above and had other information or could get it from his employer Jody, there is no reason to shield Allen’s terrible reputation. The guy was totally unscrupulous. Probably better than his counterpart Morris Levy of Roulette or Tony Defries who managed David Bowie or the king of con men himself, Colonel Parker who robbed the King himself- Elvis.
To conclude: I can only recommend the book to the dedicated Stones or Beatles enthusiast. There is no depth or breadth to the book. Allen’s roster of clients, most of whom are still living do not seen to have been interviewed by Fred. He doesn’t even seem to have talked to Andrew who knew and was intimate with Allen the longest. Heck, Fred didn’t even bother to interview his own employer, Jody Klein.
I mean Jody must have had something to say about his father. Even the pictures ae somewhat limited. Fred could have gotten a picture of the orphanage that created the ‘biggest bastard in the valley.’ Allen’s whole career can be placed in the context of his life in the orphanage. Four years old to nine, whew!- the most formative years of a boy’s life.
I was in from eight to ten and that was bad enough. You learn a lot about bastards in the orphanage so when Allen Klein bills himself as the biggest bastard in the valley he is saying a little more than something.
July 4, 2015
The European Holocaust
…Hitler slaughtered Jews…for no other reason than that they were Jews; whereas Stalin killed only those gentiles and Jews who displeased him.
William C.Bullitt, The Great Globe Itself
p.6. When you have a good reason
you have a good reason.
A critical point in the run up to US entry into the European Holocaust was the discrediting of Charles Lindbergh in September 1941 over his Omaha speech for the America First Committee when he boldly stated that the only people who wanted war were the British, Roosevelt and the Jews. While this was true and anybody who cared to know knew it was true the Jewish reaction was instantaneous. The shriek of anti-Semitism filled the air from coast to coast.
As strange as it may seem the shriek was judge and jury to which there was no appeal. The verdict was automatic. Not only was the truth of Lindbergh’s assertion known at the time but subsequent research has proven the accusation. The Jews denied it then, and still deny it today.
The trio’s guilt is a given the question is why was each of the three so anxious for a war they knew would imperil the very survival of civilization itself. What did the three think they had to gain from a second world war piled on top of the first a mere twenty years previously. As Roosevelt and the Jews began preparation for a war against Germany in 1933, a mere fourteen years since the end of the incredibly painful and destructive war, what could they possibly want? Perhaps as was said the Armistice settled nothing, the job had to be finished. What was the job?
To take the trio one at a time:
The English, provoked behind the scenes by Roosevelt were led by the belligerent Winston Churchill once the war began. Both the English and French had been crippled by WWI from which they had had no time to recover either materially or the bleeding away of their male population. The losses of men they endured in WWI are too horrendous to contemplate, one just accepts the totals. The dislocations to the societies were tremendous. As millions of men were slaughtered that meant millions of women were condemned to spinsterhood as potential husbands and fathers were removed from the mating pool. Millions of children were condemned to be raised in poverty as their only support was their mother.
In 1940 the human and material resources were not there to fight another major war. And it was known to all. When Churchill asked how he thought the British could win another war he replied that the English couldn’t so that he was going to bring the Americans and their resources in to do it for them. That was a fairly long shot and if the US came to the assistance of the English would it be in a timely manner?
Once the US was involved Churchill is reported to have told Roosevelt that between the two of them they could rule the world. Such a thought was anathema to Roosevelt who was opposed to colonialism and imperialism in theory. I’m sure he lost respect for Churchill at that point finally demeaning him in front of Stalin.
A possible reason then for Churchill’s desire for war was the notion that the US would prop up the Empire that was tottering and could not survive the emerging consciousness of the twentieth century. If this scenario is probable at any event Roosevelt needed little prodding to commit the US; persuading the population to commit sons and resources for another European war proved to be impossible.
The key to the question of why Roosevelt was eager for another world war having experienced the first is a more difficult problem.
There is no question but that the Socialists had gained control and having gained control wished to keep it. Indeed, if Wilson hadn’t crashed it seems clear that he intended to run for a third term to confirm the socialist seizure. His stroke temporarily saved the US. Roosevelt and Cox ran on a Wilsonian ticket in 1920. They were crushed by Harding who wished to take the country back to a pre-Wilson America. What Roosevelt’s reaction to his and Cox’s defeat would have been must remain unknown because he was struck down by polio the next year. The attack was serious putting him down for months while he lost the use of both his legs.
Certainly becoming a paraplegic in the prime of manhood had a devastating effect on Roosevelt’s psychology. Plus, the firestorm as the disease ravaged his mind must have made an indelible effect. It must have had the effect of a couple atom bombs or fleets of bombers unloading over Dresden.
There is little doubt that Roosevelt believed his political career was over as well as for all practical purposes his life. However others had as much or more invested in his political career than he. As he lay suffering his mentor, Louis Howe, and his wife, Eleanor, worked assiduously to keep his career alive. As also did the Jews. FDR was barely out of his sick bed when Governor Al Smith dragooned him into running as his successor. Seems a little strange, doesn’t it? Al failed in his presidential bid but FDR was elected handily.
As governor he ran the Jewish and Smith program. Performing handsomely he was picked for a second term and then received the presidential nomination in 1932. The Jews now had their man ruling the US while believing themselves in power in the USSR. FDR immediately asked for dictatorial powers thus placing himself on a par with Stalin and the newly elected Hitler. He also immediately became a warmonger as Wolf Hitler correctly called him. He generally frustrated any attempts for a peaceful settlement of differences in Europe.
In the end he embroiled the whole world in his vision of Armageddon. He alone could have authorized the savage genocide perpetrated on the Germans. He alone could have authorized the virtual destruction of European civilization as city after city was flattened. He most likely would have authorized the destruction of Notre Dame if he thought the Germans were using it just as US bombers flattened Monte Casino in Italy.
At the time Germans were removing art treasures, the heritage of Europe, from cities before the advancing troops of the US. This was called the looting of Europe by Hitler’s enemies. But, was it? Is it not possible to interpret the removal and concealment of irreplaceable artefacts as preserving them before Roosevelt bombed them to smithereens. Might their storage deep within the bowels of the Earth not be seen that way? The bombing was a crime against humanity, make no mistake about that.
After the destruction of Monte Casino Europeans appealed to the mad Roosevelt to avoid bombing these European memories preserved in stone and on fragile canvasses. Is it possible that the destruction of Dresden, perhaps the most beautiful city in the world was Roosevelt’s answer? Was he remembering the destruction of his youth by the ravages of polio? It is quite possible if not probable.
And of course Roosevelt was aided in his rape by his confederate Jews. Long before the Jews had sworn to destroy Europe, its morals, its people and its civilization. Freud’s psycho-analysis itself was an assault on the civilization of Europe now coming to fruition. More than once they had destroyed whole peoples if their writings are to be taken at face value. Does anyone today remember the Amalekites? Think about Europe.
Gustavus Myers of The History Of The Great American Fortunes fame issued a curious volume in 1935 entitled America Strikes Back. The odd little volume posits ‘Americans’ spitefully resent their treatment by Europeans over trifles. And now in 1935 they are ‘striking back.’ Perhaps we should read ‘Americans’ as Jews striking back much as Capt. America of the comic books is a Jew who wears patriotic American paraphernalia as a disguise.
This nasty anti-European dogma would reappear undisguised in Theodore Kaufman’s 1940 pamphlet Germany Must Perish. This was about to same time as the first issue of the comic book Capt. America appeared. It was truly an open conspiracy. It should be quite obvious from these examples that Lindbergh wasn’t talking through the back of his neck.
Apart from the genocidal blood thirstiness of Kaufman’s book the interesting thing is that it was well received. Apparently Kaufman, a rather nondescript person, could afford to send out a few thousand copies as it was reviewed favorably by American newspapers. Apparently Germanophobia cut deeply into American consciousness as the US was not yet at war with Germany. Maybe Gustavus Myers was onto something.
Reaching its considerable national audience Time Magazine also gave the pamphlet a favorable review. This is also interesting because Time was also infested with Communist cells while have an enormous Jewish cadre as writers and editors on its editorial board. Even more intriguing Clare Booth, now married to Henry Luce the publisher of Time was previously the mistress of none other than Bernard Baruch who had been urging presidents to prepare for war beginning with Warren Harding while being very influential in the Roosevelt administration.
It pays to check into the people who financed Luce also.
Nor was Theodore Kaufman’s a lone wolf book. He was part of a larger book organization that had been planning the destruction of Germany and Europe for centuries. Certainly the latest excrescence went back for over a hundred years. Certainly before the Communist Manifesto was gifted to the world.
In this case Kaufman’s theme came close to being realized by the very Jewish Henry Morgenthau Jr. who served Roosevelt as his Secretary of the Treasury. The Treasury, hmm? Morgenthau’s post-war dream was the complete eradication of Germany from the map, not unlike the eradication of Russia which was renamed the Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics. Thus the Jews triumphed over the Russian Czars.
From 1943 to his death the dithering Roosevelt was either on duty in North Africa, Iran or the Soviet Union or in the arms of his harem down in Warm Springs so Morgenthau had nearly a free hand in furthering his designs.
While some guardian angel saved the German people from that fate that felt like the fate worse than death of novelists’ imaginations that was wished on them by the triumphant Children Of Light they probably did wish they were dead.
Morgenthau was only stopped by Roosevelt’s death. Roosevelt waiting in the shack for the Grim Reaper rolling around in his sweet babies’ arms- that is, surrounded by women was in no position to administer the government so God only knows what fate might have awaited us if The Grim Reaper had been asleep at the wheel.
It seems clear then, even though massive volumes were written to prove the obvious point, that the Jews ardently wanted the ‘good’ war, they still deny it although the ‘good’ war could have been good for them alone. It wasn’t good for my family. If telling the truth makes Lindbergh an anti-Semite then, as the saying goes: ‘We’re all anti-Semites now.’
Having nicely disposed of those problems let us now turn to examining the Roosevelt-Stalin nexus. If the Col. House/Wilson friendship was the strangest on record, as has been written, then the Roosevelt/Stalin Nexus is truly incomprehensible.
In the thirties Stalin was consolidating his position. When Lenin died, relatively young, in 1924, a power struggle ensued between Stalin and the Jewish champion, Leon Trotsky. Trotsky lost, was exiled to the swamps of Central Asia, escaped, continued to flee Stalin who pursued him and finally caught up with him in Mexico where he was murdered in 1940. One wonders what Trotsky might have to do with Stalin seeking to neutralize Hitler at that time?
Having captured the government Stalin was plagued by conspirators who had to be eliminated. This was done in the Great Terror and show trials of 1936-38. Numbers of victims vary wildly but might have approached a million before the terror abated. I suppose one could compare it to the Great Terror of 1793 in France. The Old Guard was all but eliminated along with many ranking military officers and the intelligentsia. One of the major accusations was that the victims had been conspiring with the Germans. For some reason this accusation is pooh—poohed by critics but nothing seems more reasonable to me. Germany always figured prominently in Russian or Soviet politics. In order to eliminate Stalin outside help was needed. Where else but from Germany would it come?
The Ukraine was populated by German farmers who immigrated in the nineteenth century. German technology and technicians were sought after. Resentment against Stalin’s regime was inevitable. Just as Hitler eliminated his internal adversaries on The Night Of The Long Knives why wouldn’t Stalin do the same?
Even Roosevelt tried to either purge or put his opposition in jail, that is, exile them to Siberia as it were. It would seem inevitable that this brutal purge would cause some stir and resentment in revolutionary circles. And it did. Plots were formulated to assassinate Stalin. One such plan was divined by the English writer H.G. Wells.
Wells had begun his rise to prominence in 1895 with the publication of his proto-scifi novel, The War Of The Worlds. He put out a successful string of scifi-fantasy novels prior to WWI. Then he turned serious writing contemporary fantasies about sociology and politics.
Always a socialist the horrors of WWI disturbed his mind, first in the direction of religion and when God failed him he dedicated himself to the Revolution. The Revolution was centered in Moscow so he was driven into the Soviet camp. As perhaps the most famous literary person of his time he had entre to both Lenin and Stalin, face to face. He served an emissary of Stalin carrying messages back and forth between Stalin and Roosevelt.
The Soviets had a cadre of State prostitutes who were assigned to monitor various Western European writers serving as their concubines. A woman named Moura Budberg was assigned to Wells. Budberg had previously monitored the exiled Soviet writer Maxim Gorky.
Moura was a nice Jewish lady who apparently knew how to handle men. Both Wells and Gorki were madly in love with her. So was the English diplomat Bruce Lockhart that infuriated Wells, but that is another story. At any rate Wells functioned as a Soviet agent.
His early very successful scifi career petered out at the beginning of the war. After 1920 Wells turned out a succession of novels one after the other but they were commercially unsuccessful, read by few. They tend to be a little tedious, even if you like Wells, as I do, in tune with his intellect, they are still lighted by a blighted genius. The novels record the history of his day although in metaphorical terms.
So Moura Budberg was the love of Wells’ life but she was a Soviet Agent at the beck and call of Stalin. She would disappear from Wells’ life from time to time on other assignments. Wells didn’t probe into the absences too deeply but he did have a possessive attachment to her.
In the thirties when Gorki was dying having returned to Moscow, Stalin called Wells to the Capital. Budberg had also been called to console Gorki. She told Wells that she would be out of town. Stalin then sadistically allowed Wells to see Moura and Gorky expressing affection. This had a devastating effect on Wells’ psyche, wounding him to the depth of his soul.
At that point he began to conspire against Stalin. As there were many revolutionaries now disaffected with Stalin, the Trotskyites most prominently, many were horrified by the show trials and Great Terror, Well’s Joined their ranks.
As I have tried to show much propaganda was disseminated through literature, novels and studies, that undoubtedly was meant to send messages to revolutionaries in the disguise of stories and analyses, Gustavus Myers being a prime example. As Stalin was alert, paranoid as some would say, a great deal of caution was necessary for the conspirators of what Wells called an open Conspiracy.
In 1939 then Wells published his novel The Holy Terror. I have no idea how many people read this obscure novel but I am sure I am one of the happy few.
The novel concerns a dictator named Rud who while necessary at the beginning of the revolution has now exceeded his usefulness having become an excruciating burden. The problem is how to get rid of him as there is no hope that he will step down.
Wells’ solution was to get doctor’s to dispose of Rud in a medical way.
As a didactic work how was Wells’ suggestion taken by his fellow revolutionaries? Perhaps they dismissed it but probably they heeded it although it took them about twelve years. Sometime after, around 1950, Stalin did claim that he had uncovered a doctor’s plot to assassinate him. The doctors were Jewish so Stalin’s response was to plan to round up the Jews of the USSR and send to the far Northern gulag, a sure death sentence or genocide. At this point Stalin was not only killing people who displeased him but Jews qua Jews.
Fearing that they would be next Khrushchev and his fellows poisoned Stalin just before the order was executed in 1953 putting a period to his rule. A doctors’ plot could have been a coincidence with Wells’ novel but I rather suspect the conspirators were picking that choice.
In any event if Stalin had feared a conspiracy involving Germany he took the time, mid-1938, to invite Hitler to join him in a non-aggression pact. If he was worried about a German led conspiracy the pact would have been a good way to disarm it.
Stalin was the cagiest of the dictators. He was controlling a worldwide Communist conspiracy from the Moscow that was the center of the spider’s web. To the East he was attempting to annex China’s adjacent Sinkiang province, Mongolia and Manchuria, with the intention of capturing China, thus defeating the anti-Communist Japanese. To the West his Comintern agents were in action in all countries.
In the East the Japanese sought to restrain his advances while in the West his only threat came from Germany and Italy while his agents active in every Western country were slowly undermining the ‘peace loving democracies.’
The West didn’t know what to make of Stalin’s sudden about face with Germany, one day denouncing Hitler and the next embracing him. As it seems probable that the Terror extended into 1940 it was necessary for Stalin to mop up the remains of the revolt against him. True, a lot mistakes we made but what’s that compared to wiping out the viper’s nest.
Still, in Roosevelt’s mind possibly, the Socialist capital of the world was made safe as he fought against the ‘Isolationists’ at home who prevented his attacking the arch-Satan, Wolf Hitler, and wiping that counter-revolutionary vipers’ nest from the face of the earth.
It was probably with horror he received the news that the ‘aggressor nation’ had invaded the ‘peace loving democracy’ of the USSR. Having already inaugurated the Lend-Lease program with Great Britain he set in motion plans to supply the West’s arch enemy, or new ally as it were, with billions of dollars’ worth of free goodies no strings attached. An unparalleled breath taking display of altruism never seen in the world before.
FDR had been promising the mothers of the country for years that he would not send their sons to fight in foreign wars. HE would not send their sons…what deranged egotism is that? Was he admitting that he was a dictator? He lied, of course. He reached up his sleeve for that old ace in the hole.
As Hoover had preached for years, boycotts and embargoes was an invitation to war. He vetoed his then Secretary of War Henry Stimson’s embargo efforts against Japan and now that same Henry Stimson was Roosevelt’s Secretary of War still advocating embargoes. Japan was embargoed and within weeks it sent its RSVP to Hawaii- Pearl Harbor.
Hitler very foolishly, perhaps in despair because Japan shifted South rather than attacking Stalin in the North, declared war on the United States even though the American people were stoutly resisting entering the European war.
Did Stalin need those billions and billions of dollars’ worth of US resources to defeat the Nazis? I don’t think so. He was ready, if surprised. He moved industrial plants beyond Moscow, taking three and a half million Jews to safety with him. If the Nazis found six million Jews to murder I have to wonder where they found them, or did they manufacture them like so many golems?
As the war began there were few in authority who didn’t think that the US-USSR alliance would handily defeat the Nazis. It was money in the bank.
What Was The Intent Of The War?
It is very difficult to believe that Hitler was not maneuvered into the war by both Roosevelt and Stalin. It is true that Hitler was rectifying the crimes of the Versailles Peace Treaty in an aggressive manner but it is equally true that both FDR and Stalin saw the Axis- Germany and Italy- as an obstruction to their plans for a socialist utopia. Germany had to be removed much as the people of the Vendee were during the French Revolution.
One can only see Stalin’s offer to divide Poland with Hitler as a trap into which Hitler stepped, to lure him into a war with France and England. Both Hitler and Stalin must have known of Poland’s treaties with France and England.
Stalin might have envisioned a stagnant trench warfare as in WWI that would have disabled all three countries allowing the Soviets to occupy not only East Poland but the whole of Europe. With Europe in his pocket the removal of Japan as an irritant would have been small potatoes while adding that country as a Soviet republic.
This situation must have been obvious to Roosevelt and his very intelligent State Department, not to mention his super-intelligent Jews. Given Jewish claims to massive intelligence it is impossible that they could have missed the implications. To claim otherwise would be to demean themselves.
Perhaps then Stalin never thought that the USSR would ever be invaded by Germany or anyone else. Perhaps he actually was caught by surprise.
Roosevelt and his Jewish advisers must then have had another or ancillary reason for wanting to go to war. That must have involved the takeover of the US by the ‘true Americans’- the Jews as well as the destruction of Europe.
Indeed the Jews had a terrific organization, organized to work in many different areas simultaneously so that their actions would be disguised in the whirl of movement while any particular group of opponents could only find time to deal with one aspect of the assault if they recognized it as that. Having been propagandized to believe the Jews were sacrosanct there was small reason they would do that and having done it found anyone to listen to them.
The Treasury was theirs. The Dept. was Jewish top to bottom with the Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. ably seconded by the vicious Harry Dexter White. Perfectly disguised because of the name; I’m sure most people didn’t know White was Jewish.
Morgenthau, seconding Theodore Kaufman, originated a plan for the extermination of the Germans that he began implementing in post-war Germany before a horrified Truman, I hope he was horrified, removed him from office. Morgenthau also gave the plates to print occupation script to the Soviets.
In the interim from 1940 to 1944 the Jews conducted a pogrom to put all ‘Isolationists’ and pre-war dissidents behind bars, that is in ‘concentration camps.’ At the same time they were working desperately to prevent the execution of the convicted chief of Murder Inc, Louis Lepke Buchalter who the foremost Jewish criminal of the time.
Perhaps Hitler’s easy victory in the West disturbed Stalin’s plans but they solidified Roosevelt’s. He took the back door in by forcing Japan to attack in the West of the US.
Once in the European war what exactly was the battle plan? The Jews wanted not only Germany but all Europe destroyed as they still do. To change Gustavus Myers’ title a bit it might have been called The Jews Strike Back At Europe Using American Men And Materiel. Roosevelt wanted Germany destroyed as an enemy of the Socialist utopia.
It appears that from the very first it was determined to bomb Europe flat. Destroy the whole continent. The first plane having flown a few hundred feet in 1903, a mere 37 years later the US could launch whole flotillas of super bombers carrying payloads of bombs enough to terrify the whole world. The films of the big B17s and 24s dropping those long, long strings of mega tons of bombs on civilians is enough to terrify anyone even distanced from reality by film.
I don’t know how anyone can read of the Horror of Dresden crying for poor deluded, insane homo sapiens.
That’s not the worst of it. Germany aided by Jews, had been working on the Atomic Bomb. Roosevelt knew from nothing about atomic bombs. But, the Jews wanted the US to develop the A-Bomb because as they feared the Germans might succeed first, the use of the weapon would disturb their plans.
Emissaries failing to move Roosevelt, who was too slow or unbelieving to grasp the idea, the Jews pulled out their Physics shill Albert Einstein whose reputation apparently could move Roosevelt so he jumped to it establishing the Manhattan Project. This was a crash project as the Jews hoped to have the bomb ready to obliterate Germany and Europe putting paid to that age old rivalry.
It was only because the Bomb was completed too late for Europe that it was used against Japan. The Japanese would never have seen it if the Soviets had slowed down their advance by a few months. There would have been no complaints if the Bomb had been used on Germany nor would that have any irradiated German maidens been sent to the US for treatment.
So, if the Germans were war criminals the Jews and the US were no less war criminals for the attempt to erase German and European civilization with the bombing campaign and the great crime against humanity committed against Germany in the aftermath of the war which was no less than that.
How to decide the responsibility between Roosevelt and his Jewish auxiliaries? When Roosevelt was sworn into office for his third term he was already a physical wreck. Almost immediately after his fourth inauguration he died. The four years of his third term are the only relevant ones here.
Whatever FDR’s physical and mental capacity was for the first two years of the term by 1943-44 he appeared to have nearly been on life support. He gives no evidence that he was able to concentrate. For Stalin at Teheran and Yalta it was like taking candy from a baby. Unable to face down the Soviet leader he was being cut down from behind by US Communists led by Alger Hiss in his administration. I doubt if FDR was even half there.
His whole administration from 1933 to 1945 was one of catering to the Soviets. Fortunately he died or the US would have had nothing left to give away.
Well, the US did have something more to give away. Before FDR bought the farm he sent it away to San Francisco to be used by his cherished creation of the United Nations. The UN has never been a viable organization; it has been a mere plaything of the US wholly financed by US taxpayers while working against US interests with the full compliance of the US government. Truly Roosevelt was such a generous man that he would give his enemies the shirts off our backs.
As should be clear from events occurring today in the US the Jews consider themselves a separate people from Whites and Negroes having nothing in common with either. For a decade or two now the ex-Harvard professor Noel Ignatiev has been chanting that Whites must disappear from the Earth while Jews are now rapping out a catichel tune I’m Not White, I’m Jewish. So having begun a race war between Negroes and Whites the Jews excuse themselves from being considered White by declaring they are Jewish.
Any such current happenings, of course, have their origins deep in the past. Thus in 1933 when the Jewish spokesman Samuel Untermyer declared a holy war, that is jihad, against Germany, safe on American shores, he was essentially condemning them to a genocidal attack by religious fanatics.
A lawyer declaring a religious war and heeded? Obviously something is going on here that 99% of US Aryans have no knowledge or even suspicion. Obviously if a hysterical Jew declares a holy war against Germany he could just as easily declare it against the US. And in fact that is what we have today being waged against US Aryans.
The fact was that the Jews having declared war they had no means to fight it. No army, no country from which to stage it, nothing that in ordinary terms constitute resources, so where was the menace in the Jews’ declaring war on anyone? The menace quite simply was that in Europe the Jews were going to get the Soviets with their resources to humble Germany; while in the West having the Roosevelt administration of the US under their control they were going to use White boys, Aryans, and the ‘inexhaustible resources’ of the US. Just as today they are going to use Negroes to do the fighting while they sit back waiting to reap the harvest.
Thus in WWII they were able to field thirty million soldiers and huge productive capacity against a few million Germans with pitifully small material resources. Why would Roosevelt and Stalin take up this ‘good’ war, this Jewish war? You are going to have to tell me.
From 1914 to 1945 it is impossible to tell what anyone but the Jews were thinking. There just seems to have been a destructive frenzy that seized minds.
When Bismarck unified the German State in 1871 he upset a centuries old balance of power. Germany had been a congeries of small principalities that were perceived as comic opera, humorous novels of a mythic Ruritania. After unification they were the most populous European State after Russia. They equaled the combined populations of England and France. Not only were they twice as big, they were twice as smart. I would go so far as to say they were the summit of human evolutionary development; what the English writer Bulwer-Lytton described in his novel The Coming Race or H.G. Wells new race in his The Food Of The Gods. I’m serious now. The Germans could out compete France and England in every field while leaving the Russians eating dust. The bravos of the US found it tough sledding going against them in trade. Hence we have a deep seated German hatred born of fear and frustration. That is why the Jews hated them; they were what Jews aspired to be but were genetically incapable of.
So what recourse did Jews, Brits, the French, Russians and Americans have? To murder the whole goddamned lot. Hence from the very start of a war that could have been settled peacefully the war was genocidal from beginning to end.
Through the US the Jews were able to conduct a bombing campaign that not only destroyed Germany but half the rest of Europe. Perhaps there was some maniacal feeling that everything had to be destroyed to begin all over again.
In this orgy of destruction and murder the Jews overlooked one thing. That thing was that genocide cuts both ways. When Theodore Kaufman advertised the true Jewish goal in his polemic Germany Must Perish he cleared the way in German thinking to determine that if one or the other was to perish it would be the Jews. Hitler had the means and the will.
So in the European Holocaust in which God only knows how many lives were sacrificed or destroyed, perhaps one or two hundred million, half the infrastructure and glory of European civilization, there was a small collateral damage of a few million Jews perishing. Six million is a poetic figure consistent with Biblical mythology but the before and after numbers don’t add up. It seems like there were as many survivors of the death camps in after decades as there had been Jews in the camps; and nearly a century later they keep on coming seemingly multiplied. The intent was definitely there but I think the execution fell far short of perfection.
Even so Kaufman’s polemic was just a shot across the bow, the real genocidal scheme was cooked up in Jewish councils and enunciated by their man Henry Morgenthau Jr. who served as FDR’s Secretary of the Treasury- of the Treasury.
The Morgenthaus were an influential Jewish family dating back to the turn of the century. Henry’s father, Henry, served as the US ambassador to Constantinople or what is the Turkish Istanbul.
During the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century Istanbul was a world crossroads and great listening post hence the US Jews claimed the post as their own. For maybe half a century all the ambassadors to Turkey were Jews.
It was while the elder Morgenthau was ambassador that the seeming solution to the Protocols of Zion problem was resolved. A mutilated copy of the Dialogues Between Montesquieu and Machiavelli was supposedly purchased by a Jewish used goods seller from a fleeing soldier of Wrangel’s army who just happened to have a slightly used copy in his back pocket.
As there must have been a cadre of Jews roaming the city for information it is possible if not probable that between themselves and Morgenthau they cooked up the Dialogues fraud. At any rate Henry Jr. came from a distinguished family of Zionist operatives.
As his father may have cooked up the Dialogues son Jr. obviously working with Jewish operators cooked up the Morgenthau post-war German genocide plan.
Thus the holy war declared by Samuel Untermyer in 1933 was augmented by writings such as those of Gustavus Myers from ’33 to ’43 and in 1940 by Theodore Kaufman’s enunciated Genocidal Jewish intentions in his pamphlet Germany Must Perish. The wish if not the plan was undoubtedly embedded in the Jewish mind for five hundred years or so.
Strangely Germans Must Perish has been ignored by Western historians. However the discovery of the Wansee Conference sends shivers of horror down their legs. The Folio Society, English publishers of old titles, recently published a copy of the Wansee Conference and the Final Solution. Their blurb reads like this:
In 1947, American prosecutors were collecting information for the Nuremburg trials when they discovered a few pieces of paper stamped Geheime Reichssache (secret Reich matter). These were the minutes of a meeting between top Nazi civil servants, SS officials, and party representatives on 20 January 1942. It has been called ‘perhaps the most shameful document of modern history’.
Kaufman, undoubtedly with help from the Jewish hierarchy, wrote what must certainly have the previous most shameful document of modern history in 1940. Two years later the Germans responded in kind while the Jewish genocidal warfare was raining down on them from the skies. Why is one the most shameful document in modern history and the other ignored?
Buried in the middle of their demolished cities faced with implacable enemies the German situation was dire. Much suffering could have been avoided if both Roosevelt and Stalin had not insisted on unconditional surrender. What that term means is that the vanquished turn over their bodies to be used as their victims wish. Unlike conditional surrender that might say the vanquished keep their weapons and return home in amity bygones be bygones for example, under unconditional surrender the vanquished have no rights whatsoever. Ask the people of the American South in the wake of the Civil war.
Hitler tried to surrender but Roosevelt and Stalin refused to accept it preferring to continue their genocide of the Germans. I repeat, those genocidal intentions had no reference to anything that happened to the Jews. Thus while a surrender did take place, by that time the smoking ruins were fully occupied.
The horrors committed by the Children of Light post-war were too unpleasant for me to offer any details here. I refer the reader to the book Hellstorm for an account of the brutal occupation of Germany by all the allies, no exceptions, but the US and the USSR were the worst, well, the French had an oar in the pond. As I have been careful to point out the Jews were the first to declare war, first to proclaim genocidal intent and influential in directing the genocide in the post-war period. And they have continued to exact pounds of flesh ever since while continuing to plot the destruction of the Aryan race.
Given that the Europeans lost hundreds of millions in dead or ruined lives, millions of precious cultural artefacts through bombing, what if a couple million Jews died also? That Americans and Europeans place these miniscule Jewish losses above their own in significance and value is incomprehensible. That Aryans find any guilt at all rather than disdain and vengeance is one fabulous success story of incessant Jewish propaganda.
Aryans should stop moping and get on with their lives with no regard for the victimizing Jews. Quarantine the aggressor.
I think the Jews owe the world an apology. They have nothing with which to make reparations.