April 21, 2017
Some Thoughts Concerning The Astrological Summer
Global Warming As A Natural Process
Since we seem to need something to be hysterical about Algore has fixated us on Global Warming for the last decade or so. In fact, Algore seems to have started a religious crusade. It is heretical not to accept his version of reality. Just exactly what can be done about warming isn’t clear; oh, that’s right, electric cars.
Unfortunately, nothing can be done about global warming as it is a totally natural phenomenon that will continue for at least two thousand years. Our mathematicians should be able to calibrate exactly how many degrees the process will take.
Early astronomy then going by the name of Astrology had the problem worked out. If they had known what the problem was they could have provided us with the solution.
The problem is with the Great Year and it can’t be corrected; it can only be endured. Looking at the first diagram above you will notice a tipped over globe. That tip is known as the Plane of the Ecliptic. It amounts to 23 ½ or 24 degrees and produces a wobble in the orbit of the globe. Each wobble takes about 25K years to complete.
As with the terrestrial year of months the Great Year was divided into 12 units called Ages. So the Zodiac is one monstrously huge timepiece. As the globe wobbles seasons, as above so below, are created. There are Astrological winters, or ice ages, as we call them, and summers, or Global Warming, as Algore calls them.
If you look at diagram one you will notice that the ice age occurred when the pole star was Vega. So Vega is the winter marker while Polaris is the Summer marker.
At Vega the Northern Hemisphere was angled as far away from the sun as it can get; hence North America toward the pole was covered with a humongous ice sheet which over roughly twelve thousand years became thousands of feet thick. Instead of rising the ocean levels dropped exposing millions of square miles of new land.
Then, as the Astrological year progressed Spring arrived during the Ages of Virgo and Leo and ‘global warming’ began. The ice cap collapsed sending out huge flood waves that raised ocean levels to nearly what they are today. All settlements and/or cities located on the ocean’s marge were inundated under hundreds of feet of water. Oops, there went Atlantis.
Since the Mediterranean was occupied the residents fled the Great Flood for higher ground on all sides of the Mediterranean. The priestly class, obviously, headed for the Nile Delta probably settling at its apex near Memphis as it was called. It was there they built their memorial to what was- the three great pyramids setting these astrological clocks at the Age of Leo soon after the disaster occurred. All the astronomical sights are set for that Age. We are now five Ages past Leo in the midst of the Astrological summer. Spring has been passed.
The Age of Aquarius will likely be the equivalent of the terrestrial month of August; hence Aquarius should be an age of continuing warming leading to the Age of Capricorn cooling and hence to a new ice age or winter when Vega once again becomes the pole star.
Thus, as is happening now, for the next two thousand years at least the Northwest Passage will open and remain open; a couple thousand feet of ice or more will melt from Greenland. If as with the North Amrican ice sheet the ice of Greenland collapses then the water level of the oceans might rise a number of feet within a year.
Electric cars will not change the Astrological reality. We are talking science here, if you didn’t recognize it. The Great Year and its consequences are real. Live, love, laugh and be happy, don’t be hysterical. If you don’t want to move to higher ground now, I live at a thousand feet above sea level well prepared to withstand the Astrological judgment day, then be prepared to be flooded out, if you live long enough.
Just some thoughts.
Diagrams borrowed from: http://www.revealer.com/review.htm
April 1, 2017
La Maison de la Derniere Cartouche
A Contribution To The ERB
A Review: Atlantida
By Pierre Benoit
Review by R.E. Prindle
Pierre Benoit’s excellent novel Atlantida: The Queen Of Atlantis was first published in 1919. Written in French it was translated in 1920 so it is possible that Burroughs read it. There is a possible reference to the book in Tarzan the Invincible, I’ll get to that later. Benoit himself was accused of ‘plagiarizing’ H. Rider Haggard but he defended himself by saying he neither read nor spoke English while Haggard was not translated into French as of 1919.
It matters little as Benoit, Haggard and Burroughs all knew their Greek mythical heritage and all seem to be addressing the male-female conflict from the same intellectual approach derived from that mythology. And they all placed their stories in Africa, a burning question of the day.
The heroine of Benoit’s novel, Antinea, is an irresistible woman along the lines of Haggards She and Homer’s Circe, and Burroughs’ La. All three women rule over lost lands. Antinea lures Aryan men to her to her palace carved from a mountain of the Ahaggar range.
The Ahaggar range, Ahagger is Taureg, the Arabic is Hoggar, is located almost in the middle of the Sahara at what is now the Southern extremity of Algeria. Its highest peak is nearly 10,000 feet in elevation, the whole massif of a half million square kilometers being at the same elavation as Denver, a mile high. Boiling summers and freezing winters and fair moisture.
Antinea having lured the men entrances them and when they no longer amuse her she embalms them alive in a unique metal called Orichalch. Thus, they are preserved forever as they were in life. An advance on all other methods. The question is why does she do this?
The answer is explained by Benoit’s character Mesge:
“Now you know,” he repeated. “You know, but you do not understand.”
Then, very slowly, he said:
“You are as they have been the prisoners of Antinea. And vengeance is due Antinea.”
“Vengeance?” said Morhange…For what, I beg to ask? What have the lieutenant and I done to Atlantis? How have we incurred her hatred?”
It is an old quarrel, a very old quarrel.” The Professor replied gravely. “A quarrel which long antedates you, M. Morhange.”
“Explain yourself, I beg of you, Professor.”
“You are a Man. She is a Woman…the whole matter lies there.”
“Really, sir, I do not see…we do not see.”
“You are going to understand. Have you really forgotten to what an extent the beautiful queens of antiquity had just cause to complain of strangers whom fortune brought to their borders? The poet, Victor Hugo, pictured their detestable acts well enough in his colonial poem called la Fille d’ Otaiti. Wherever we look we see similar examples of fraud and ingratitude. These gentlemen made free use of the beauty and the riches of the lady. Then, one fine morning, they disappeared. She was indeed lucky if her lover, having observed the position carefully did not return with ships and troops of occupation….Think of the cavalier fashion in which Ulysses treated Calypso, Diomedes Callirrhoe. What should I say of Theseus and Ariadne? Jason treated Medea with inconceivable lightness…”
And so on. Thus on page 114 of 229 Benoit explains the nature of his story. Bear in mind that of Circe and Ulysses in which Circe enslaves all the men who approach her and turns them into swine by lust while Ulysses with a pocket full of mole to defend himself resists her charms, maintains his manhood, rescues his sailors and sails away. So, while there are great similarities between Benoit’s, Haggard’s and Burrough’s stories they could easily derive from the same sources; variations on a theme. Of course, Burrough’s La is derived from Haggard’s She. But La is closer to Antinea in method than She. La’s job in Opar is to sacrifice men on the bloody altar. La is also from Atlantis. And all three share the glorious tradition of being too beautiful to resist.
Benoit himself the son of a French diplomat grew up in Tunisia and Algeria where he became acquainted with the desert and its legends. Thus, his story is an authentic addition to the great stories of the African explorers and the fictions of Haggard, Burroughs, Edgar Wallace, Mrs. Hull, P.C. Wren and others.
Benoit charmingly writes his story as current history rather than fiction without any framing story. He includes the Emperor Louis Napoleon and others as well as showing himself familiar with the latest Parisian designers and bon ton retail establishments. He mentions a painting titled La Maison Des Derniers Cartouches which can be found on internet and with which I have headed the review. Translated it means The House of the Last Bullet. I’m sure all his Parisian references are real but they have slipped through the crack of time had have not found a place on the internet.
In this case there is a Captain Avis who is believed to have murdered his fellow, Capt. Morhange and hence is in bad odor. This is the mystery that holds the story together. We learn later how Morhange died. Avit is transferred to a desert post, indeed demanded the transfer, managed by Lieutenant Ferrieres who is about to embark on a mission passing the Ahaggar massif.
At the post Saint Avis tells Ferrieres of his strange adventure in the Ahaggar Mountains with Capt. Morhange during which Morhange perishes. The African scenery is different than any of the authors mentioned and the setting is quite spectacular.
Morhange and Avit are caught in a freak storm on the slopes of the Ahaggar, and apparently these are not uncommon on the massif, where they rescued a Taureg from drowning who happens to be the procurer of European men for Antinea. The two soldiers are procured and delivered to the Atlantian Queen.
Somewhat very similar to scenes from Haggard’s She they are conducted to a great room or hall where fifty some embalmed former lovers stand in niches. The truth descends on our sexual warriors.
Morhange who, being the more handsome and impressive of the two, finds favor with the Queen of Atlantis also, not unlike Ulysses and Circe, is proof to her blandishments and beauty. What he had is his pocket isn’t mentioned. His refusal eventually enrages Antinea. Without going into details, Antinea hypnotizes Avit into taking her large silver hammer with which she bangs her gong and giving Morhange such a good bash it cracks the man’s skull to pieces. Thus she solves her problem of being rejected by Morhange.
A digression here. Benoit here shows off is knowledge. Amazingly I was able to get it. In Paris at the time there was a theatre called The Grand Guignol. It was a place of horrors, a sadists delight, at which all kinds of gruesome murders, mutilations and disfigurations were enacted. Apparently the scenes were so realistic that the faint hearted actually fainted and a doctor was kept on the premises to deal with these frequent occurrences. Now, a guignol is something like a puppets booth. Benoit has Avit climb into a guignol in Antinea’s boudoir where he watches the horror of Morhange being dismissed after which Antinea calls his down, hypnotizes him, hands him the silver hammer, directs him to Morhange’s room and watches as Avit cracks his friend’s skull. The horror, the horror. So Benoit demonstrates he is au courant with Paris’ entertainments.
Avit then turns to thoughts of escape. Here Benoit displays a certain genius in moving his story along.
Antinea had a slave girl named Tanit Zerga who became enamored of Avit and also wishes to escape to return to her people. She organizes the escape attempt. As it turns out she is a princess also, of the Trarzan Moors on the North side of the Senegal River. Bear in mind that everything mentioned in the story is real except the story itself. The Trarzan Moors exist to this day and of course the Senegal is one of the great rivers of Africa. The history is within the realm of fact. Only the story and its leading characters are fiction. Benoit does not spare the reader his knowledge. The man has been around.
The pair are assisted by the procurer rescued by Avit in the storm. He is quite willing to help because he tells Avit he will be back, no one who has ever known Antinea can escape her charms. All the victims in the hall had died of love.
Here’s a Burroughs connection indicating he may have read the book. Tanit Zerga resembles Nao, the fourteen year old girl who rescues Wayne Colt in Tarzan the Invincible only to be discarded coldly as were the heroines mentioned. It would be pushing it too far to claim Burroughs did read the book but he often got his scenes and incidents from other authors so I’m about three fourths convinced.
At any rate Tanit Zerga dies in the desert carrying on Benoit’s theme of women making sacrifices for ungrateful men.
The story then returns to the Foreign Legion camp of Ferrieres as he and Saint Avit are to make a trip across the desert passing the Ahaggar massif. As prophesied, to know Antinea is to love her forever, and her lovers all died from love, so he intends to return to the Ahaggar’s and his certain death. Whether Ferrieres will accompany him is left open.
The book was a slow starter but one is gradually swept along almost as a participant as the storm increases. A very exciting conclusion. Benoit’s is a very worthy book for Bibliophiles. If it wasn’t in Burroughs’ library it must have been through neglect or loss. Highly recommended.
Pierre Benoit 1932
March 14, 2017
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R. E. Prindle
In The Outlaw of Torn of 1911 Burroughs reached and exorcised his central childhood fixation freeing his subconscious and integrating his personality but he was still conflicted on his Animus and Anima. The trilogy and coda would address the problem of reconciling his Anima leaving the rectification of his Animus till later.The internal evidence of the corpus indicates that his tormentor, who I will refer to as John the Bully, was an Irish boy, possibly himself an immigrant manifesting the national hatred of the Anglos on young Burroughs; or of the first generation of Irish immigrants who received his parents’ prejudices undiluted. Accordingly, the protagonist of the Mucker is the Irish hoodlum, Billy Byrne, although nowhere in the trilogy does Burroughs mention Irish or Anglo, you have to follow the names.
In the first volume Burroughs identifies his Animus completely with Byrne. Perhaps the name signifies that he got “burned.” He will not separate out an alter ego for himself until “Out There Somewhere,” when he creates the Happy Hobo, Bridge.
While Burroughs has exorcised the fixation caused by John the Bully, John still occupies the dominant position on his Animus while being the substance of his Anima. Having identified with his oppressor he has adopted the oppressor’s characteristics subconsciously, while his conscious mind unsuccessfully tries to follow in the footsteps of the respectable recessive Animus figure of his father, the hero.
In Burroughsian symbolism which is repeated almost without variation several times in the corpus he visualizes his former life as a yacht cruising on calm seas, then there is a sudden squall in which no ship can live, a simile borrowed from Longfellow’s “Wreck of the Hesperus.” The yacht sinks. The hero is then separated from his true destiny with the intended respectable folk by Fate, being cast in with the thugs, criminals and ne’erdo-wells of the character of John the Bully but he retains his own integrity through it all.
Thus we have the picture of the charming, honest respectable Bridge as a volunteer hobo living his life among society’s rejects.
In The Mucker Byrne is yacht wrecked on a jungle island somewhere in the Pacific along with an Anima figure, the Anglo Barabara Harding. In Burroughsian symbolism the “island” represents the psychologically circumscribed prison of his mind into which John the Bully cast him. The Anima figures which are always Anglo represent the identity of the former clothing of his Anima, probably his mother.
The question here is whether Byrne and Harding will fall in love. The answer is no.
In a series of hostile encounters Byrne is wounded by the natives. Recuperating by a pool along a mountain stream Barbara nurses Byrne to health. Thus in Freudian terms Burroughs identifies with his oppressor while tending to his welfare.
Nevertheless Burroughs’ hatred of his oppressor precludes the possibility of a union between Byrne and Harding. On the return to civilization or, rather, New York, the disparity in their cultural levels appear stark so Harding dismisses Byrne. He, realizing the justness of the decision, goes his own way back to the demi-monde.
Burroughs has subtly removed John the Bully from his Anima so that now he has a female figure still clothed by Fate but now in men’s clothes rather than women’s clothes. He has at least reversed the situation which makes life more comfortable for him but still irritating.
For three years he is stalemated although he wrestles with the problem in twelve more books before he picks up the thread again in the thirteenth, Out There Somewhere. Funny how numbers like ten, twelve and thirteen crop up like that, isn’t it?
In this book Burroughs slips out from under the dominance of John the Bully but does not rectify his Animus; his hero aspect does gain equality with the clown aspect but not the upper hand.
Byrne returns to Chicago to face trial for his murder charge. Wrongfully convicted, he escapes to flee Out There Somewhere where Bridge/Burroughs awaits him. On the road to Anywhere he blunders into the camp of the Happy Hobo. Bridge is boiling his beans while yodeling the verses to Knibbs’ poem: “Out There Somewhere.”
Let’s take a moment to analyze the name, Bridge.
On one level Bridge means just that. The character is meant to bridge the transition from Byrne the Oppressor to Burroughs’ successor identity. A bridge is also the preferred place for hoboes to construct their jungles. In connection with this, the name commemorates one of Burroughs’ heroes the hobo writer Jack London. Bridge is not the protagonist’s real name but was assumed when, because of his use of long words, a fellow hobo had called him Unabridged which was then shortened to Bridge. As the leading authority on Burroughs, George T. McWhorter, points out, Bridge gives his name as L. Bridge, which McWhorter says means London Bridge, meant as a joke. As hoboes gather by bridges, naming Bridge “London Bridge” after Jack London is even funnier. You may not want to take the time to dissect a name like this but if you want to puzzle things out Burroughs will always reward you.
When Byrne haps on Bridge it is possible to see the personality of Burroughs melding into the character of Bridge. When Burroughs read the first two verses of the Knibbs poem in which the hardened hobo listens in on the College Guy, ERB must have seen both aspects of his Animus melding them attractively into one which he then separated from his dominant aspect of Byrne to escape his servitude to John the Bully. Bridge is obviously an Anglo who is joined to the Irish Byrne. Thus the two aspects of Burroughs’ own Animus, one cultured, one rude. Burroughs accepted the fact that he had a “dual” personality.
While in the process of separating his identity from that of the Irish John the Bully he still feels obligated to help him no less than Barbara Harding did. Thus, even though Bridge notices the cuff marks on Byrne’s wrists he sagely suspends judgment until he knows the man better.
Burroughs has some first hand knowledge of these Knights of the Road. In 1904-05 he had held the job of a railroad bull in Salt Lake City. He had had plenty of opportunity to talk with many of them while observing the jungles first hand. One may assume this scene is a fairly accurate representation.
While he and Byrne are getting acquainted they are jumped by a couple of vicious criminal ‘boes who they repel. After Byrne tells his story, which Bridge accepts, he allies himself with the fugitive in his flight from the police. Once again we have identity and service with the oppressor.
A good book at the time, this novel is now a charming period piece of the long ago and far away variety. One mourns for a lost heritage.
In a delightfully written sequence of episodes Burroughs leads Byrne and Bridge down to El Paso a step or so ahead of the Chicago coppers who seem to rival the FBI in jurisdiction. Tracked to El Paso by those dogged Chicago police the two ‘boes slip over the border into Ciudad Juarez then out into Chihuahua province.
Who should turn up in Chihuahua but Barbara Harding. She and Bridge have a mild flirtation but in the end in an act of generosity, ever helpful to his oppressor, Burroughs gives her in an improbable union to Byrne. The Mucker, Byrne, passes out of the story.
All through the novel Bridge has been quoting the stanzas of “Out There Somewhere” while emphasizing the couplet:
And you, my sweet Penelope, out there somewhere you wait for me,
With buds of roses in your hair and kisses on your mouth.
Penelope was the wife of Odysseus, the prototype of all wanderers. She had waited patiently for twenty years for her husband to return from the Trojan War. Twenty years is a symbolic figure throughout Burroughs’ writing connected with the reconcilement of his Anima.
Out There Somewhere closes with this passage:
It was a month later, spring was filling the southland with new, sweet life. The joy of living was reflected in the song of birds and the opening of buds. Beside a slow moving stream a man squatted before a tiny fire. (Why tiny?) A battered tin can, half filled with water, stood close to the burning embers. Upon a sharpened stick a man roasted a bit of meat, as he watched it curling at the edge as a flame licked it he spoke aloud though there was none to hear:
Just for a con I’d like to know (yes he crossed over long ago;
And he was right, believe me ‘bo!) if somewhere in the South
Down where the clouds lie on the sea, he found his sweet Penelope
With buds of roses in her hair and kisses on her mouth?Which is what they will be singing about me one of these days he murmured.
Look at all those sexual images: Spring, buds, tiny fire, battered can half filled with water next to the burning embers, sharpened stick, bit of meat, flame licked. Clearly Burroughs is seeking salvation for his Anima.
Note the “battered can half filled with water.” Burroughs’ Animus being the battered can while the can is half filled and not half empty. Water is a symbol of the female. The promise is that the can will soon be filled to overflowing with the feminine waters of salvation when Bridge finds his Penelope.
Spring is, of course, the time of nature’s resurrection.
He might as well have said Easter and called himself the Christ.
Burroughs appears to be pointing the direction for the working out of his psychosis. He indicates a fairly well developed vision of a system of psychology. One which differs from the existing ideas of 1910 and much in advance of them. He already had his vision in 1911 when he began writing so his vision must have been brought to fruition sometime between 1900 and 1910 in America which excludes Freudian influence. Translations of Freud’s work only began to reach America in 1912.
He mentions 1903 or ’04 as fruitful by saying something occurred twenty years after his fixation which was in 1883 or ’84. Both of William James’ major works had been published by then. More importantly, a book titled Human Personality and Its Survival After Death by FWH Myers which deals with the concept of the unconscious had appeared in 1903. One can’t be certain that Burroughs obtained the book by 1904 but it is possible.
He would have been aware of Myers because H.G. Wells mentions him in his When The Sleeper Wakes of 1899. Whether Burroughs would admit that he had read the stunning fantasias of “Mr. Wells” or not, it seems clear that Wells was an important influence. Wells had the tendency to name significant works and writers which were either influential on the period or had influenced him. Burroughs exhibits the same trait. Wells had a good eye for the significant and important. Actually the careers of Wells and Burroughs are intertwined. I have written of that elsewhere.
FWH Myers, who was both a scientist and occultist, was deeply interested in the “unconscious.” He had a well developed concept of the notion long before Freud. Burroughs offers amazingly graphic descriptions of the unconscious in several different places of the corpus: I especially recommend The Chessmen of Mars.
If one takes the time to penetrate the “fictionalizing” of Burroughs one will find that he is a psychologist of note although without the systematization of Freud. But then method and system are about all Freud has to offer; for the rest he is blowing smoke.
Interestingly I worked out a nearly identical vision of the mind as Burroughs which makes it relatively easy for me to see what he is doing. It is also true that I was an avid reader of the Tarzan books as a child so I may have subconsciously picked up the rudiments of Burroughs’ thought merely unconsciously integrating them into my own thinking later in life. Our two notions are so close that I must have been influenced by him although my own central childhood fixation was a mere variation on his so that perhaps our minds were driven in the same direction by circumstance.
Burroughs was terrorized into his fixation while mine was induced in a hypnoid state. While Burroughs was able to resolve his issues as did I, release was only partial for him or he had not prepared suitable personas for transition. Thus when he shucked John the Bully he was left with an unclothed Animus. Having no reasonable persona to step into he tried to assume the persona of his creation Tarzan, which led to disaster.
In my case I realized that if I exorcised the fixation being only vaguely aware of the Anima and Animus at the time that having exorcised the fixation, I would need an adequate role model to make the transition. Hence I developed a successful alternate Animus figure which I was able to assume when I understood and rectified my Animus. My main Anima figure appears to have been strong and adequate. It supported me all my life.
My Animus had been assassinated when I was seven. Burroughs interest in assassins obviously stems from the same cause.
At any rate, by the end of Out There Somewhere, Burroughs has separated an alternate identity in Bridge from John the Bully or Billy Byrne while at least having reclaimed the female identity of his Anima while being able to discard an interim Anima figure, Barbara Harding, as a gift to his oppressor. In other words, John the Bully could have what he stole which was no longer of any use to Burroughs.
His Anima is now female but still clothed in male garb.
This is made evident in the last volume of the trilogy, “The Oakdale Affair.” This book was originally titled Bridge and the Oskaloosa Kid. As both this title and Out There Somewhere are more descriptive of intent I will refer to the book as “Bridge” or “Bridge and the Kid.”
As the ending of Out There Somewhere indicated Bridge was hot on the trail of his Penelope “where the mist meets the sea somewhere in the South.” Burroughs actually tried to act this fantasy out. It may be a coincidence, but nine months, the duration of pregnancy, after finishing Out There Somewhere Burroughs gave birth to Bridge and the Oskaloosa Kid in which he finds his Penelope.
Fixated as he had been so that he associated himself with the criminal or hobo class, Burroughs would have felt himself unworthy of the aristocratic Barbara Harding. In “Bridge” he moves down the social scale to associate himself with the small town banker’s daughter, Abigail Prim. An abigail is a personal handmaiden so Burroughs makes his Anima a prim personal hand maiden. That she may not be the One is indicated by the fact that she is only nineteen, one year short of the magic twenty.As the story opens, Gail, dressed in men’s clothing, the same as Burroughs’ Anima, is robbing her own safe in her parents’ home. once again a version of his encounter with John the Bully. Pocketing this treasure which symbolizes the female treasure that a woman brings a man she hits the road as a hobo. She immediately falls in with a band of criminal IWW hoboes who have initiated a crime wave in placid Oakdale.
They intend to kill and rob her just as the hoodlum John the Bully killed Burroughs’ Anima robbing him of the treasure of the female, or his X chromosome. Like Burroughs she runs away, with the Wobblies in hot pursuit.
Illustration from the first publication of The Oakdale Affair in Blue Book magazine.
Jane Ralston Burroughs and James Pierce in costumed pose for
the John Coleman Burroughs dust jacket illustration for The Oakdale Affair.
Who should she meet at the proverbial fork in the road but the Happy Hobo, Bridge. Bridge is immediately attracted to this strange boy who he doesn’t realize is a girl. He decides to protect and help him although he doesn’t understand why he is so attracted to this apparent boy. Still quoting snatches of Knibbs and Service they flee up the opposite fork, just as Burroughs’ life had been diverted, to a deserted farm house to escape the gathering squall.The image of the house is very interesting. A house is a symbol of the self. After his encounter with John the Bully, Burroughs’ house or self would have been vacated and haunted. So Bridge and Gail, Burroughs’ Animus and Anima, enter the deserted house to escape the storm which begins to break upon them.
The house is reputed to be haunted, in other words, the rejuvenated Burroughs/Bridge and his reborn Anima enter into his pre-John the Bully domicile.
While they are congratulating themselves for having escaped the storm, a high-powered motor car roars up the road. They watch as a female form is flung out the window, while a man simultaneously fires a shot after her. Fearing she is dead they gather her up, bringing her into the haunted farm house.
The woman represents Burroughs earlier Anima, who was assassinated by John the Bully but who now returns as psychological baggage to haunt him.
Right after this woman come the two IWW criminals in search of Gail and her loot.
They hear a chain clanking in the basement: the past in the subconscious. Bridge would face the danger but, solicitous of this strange boy who is terrified, all five retreat into a room on the second floor where they stay the night. Thus we have the house representing Burroughs’ self, his new Animus and Anima, his old Anima, and the two criminals perhaps representing his Byrne Animus and the male Anima given him by John the Bully.
Toward morning the storm lets up, the two villains are driven off by Bridge, who then begins to make the acquaintance of his new Anima, who rustles grub while Bridge rustles rhyme.
In a very charming book rather reminiscent of Booth Tarkington, they pass through many adventures, but are never separated, contrary to Burroughs’ usual approach, until at last Fate puts their backs against the wall. About to experience the pleasures of the “hempen noose” both are rescued.
Bridge had discovered that the Oskaloosa Kid was actually a girl. We now discover that Bridge is not a true hobo but a Virginia gentleman who had opted for a life on the road. Gail dons her female raiment completing the transition in Burroughs’ Anima from a man in women’s clothing to a woman in women’s clothing. Bridge is reunited with the respectable folk.
Still Gail Prim was not a satisfactory Anima for Burroughs. He still felt unworthy of such a princess. She was a Banker’s daughter while he still felt like no more than a cleaned up bum. Completed in June of 1917 it would take Burroughs until 1924 to make another attempt when he wrote the unpublished Coda to the trilogy, Marcia of the Doorstep.
Marcia was left on the doorstep of an inept New York actor named Marcus Aurelius Sackett. Marcus Aurelius was the stoic emperor of Rome. Stoicism is how one bears the slings and arrows of an unkind and unjust fate. One just grits one’s teeth and hangs on which is how Burroughs lived his life. The foundling’s name, Marcia Aurelia, represents ERB’s desperation.
Moving down the social scale he has rejected Barbara Harding, a socialite as an Anima figure as well as Gail Prim, a handmaiden, to try with a little orphan girl who he hopes will be sufficiently beneath his station to be grateful to him for selecting her.
Burroughs is having a terrible time trying to come to terms with his Anima. He’s got the proper conception but he lacks the execution. He first gives Marcia such terrible antecedents that he himself blanches at them, altering the antecedents to make her socially acceptable to himself.
True to psychological reality Marcia was conceived in Chicago as were Burroughs’ ideas but born in New York where his stories first saw the light of day.
We are first led to believe that her mother conceived her illegitimately by a married man. This is apparently too much for Burroughs as he later tells us that the man was married when he impregnated Marcia’s mother, but he either got a quick Chicago divorce to marry the woman before Marcia was born or else he married her bigamously.
Having given birth to Marcia her mother leaves her on the Sackett doorstep appearing the next day to seek a room with the Sacketts. Thus mother and daughter grow up together but Marcia never learns that the woman is her true mother.
The mother represents Burroughs ‘ pre-John the Bully Anima while Marcia is his search for a replacement. As his Anima was not strong enough to resist John the Bully he feels free to represent her as a woman of loose morals if not worse.
The novel is a duplicate of the Mucker with a different denouement. After introduction Marcia is inducted into the friendship of a society woman who convinces a 16-year-old Marcia to go on a Pacific yachting cruise.
Aboard the yacht is the dashing alter-Animus John Chase III. A fine military type, Jack Chase III substitutes for Billy Byrne. Thus Burroughs’ Animus or Ego has separated from the thug Billy Byrne into Bridge the Anglo-Virginian gentleman into the genteel, if not aristocratic, Jack Chase III. Byrne-Bridge-Chase- one, two, three- Jack Chase III. The John represents the positive side of John the Bully while the Chase represents the chase for the rectification of his Animus into an Anglo model.
Once again we have the yacht peacefully sailing the ocean of life. The yacht representing young Burroughs’ comfortable life in the bosom of his family. Then there is a sudden squall in which no ship can live. The yacht representing his early life sinks.
While in this story both Marcia and Chase III were destined to take the lifeboat with the respectable people, Fate intervenes and their lots are cast with the disreputable element. As in The Mucker, Fate casts them ashore on an island. As with Byrne and Barbara Harding, Marcia and Chase III are thrown together after being separated from the others.
They follow a stream up a mountain side toward the ridge. While Barbara tended the wounded Byrne while rejecting his advances, Chase III protects and aids Marcia reversing the roles. In the midst of a blinding rainstorm as Chase III hauls Marcia up the slope he realizes he loves this little orphan girl. Disregarding the pelting rain he either strains or crushes her to him, I forget which. The only way Burroughs ego aspects can hold a woman is to either crush or strain her to them. Well, some girls like it rough.
Overjoyed at finding their mutual love the aristocratic and the orphan girl top the crest. There is nothing but light and sunshine on the other side; the grass is truly greener on the other side of the mountain. Not only that but the respectable people from the wreck were landed on that sunny shore. Chase III and Marcia reverse the situation of the Mucker and Barbara by being reunited with the respectable people.
Burroughs cannot yet see himself as this privileged aristocratic although by now ERB was wealthy, inhabiting the ranch that would become his city of Tarzana. Chase loses touch with Marcia on the way back to the States. Unable to bear the loss he degrades himself to Burroughs’ emotional level by drinking and gambling. When he has undergone the appropriate degradation he and Marcia are married. She has also attained the age of twenty.
Burroughs still had trouble reconciling his Anima. His further efforts do not concern us here but he is still troubled by the masculine interjection on his Anima. In a later story he will team up with a mannish woman who is his slave. John the Bully did a real number on him.
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On The Road To Salvation
R. E. Prindle
I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
Was it famine or scurvy – I fought it;
I hurled my youth into a grave.
I wanted the gold, and I got it —
Came out with a fortune last fall —
Yet somehow life’s not what I thought it,
And somehow the gold isn’t all.
Robert W. Service — The Spell of the Yukon
Edgar Rice Burroughs lived through what I would consider the most exciting and romantic time in the history of the world. The old world was fading; the modern world was emerging. On every level the most exciting and dramatic changes were scintillating. Darwin, Freud and Einstein in Science; Wells, Kipling, Doyle, Haggard in literature; The steamship and railroad the automobile and airplane revolutionized travel. The telegraph, the telephone, the movies. All the far places of the world including the Arctic and Antarctic were brought within the pale of Western Civilization for all to see.But, that’s not all.
Man not only discovered and revealed the world but he discovered and revealed himself. Freud, Jung and James in the science of the mind. In physical culture astonishing strongmen like the Great Sandow and Louis Cyr amazed the world with feats of strength. Bernarr McFadden made a cult of physical culture. Through his discovery of Dynamic Tension the great Charles Atlas was declared the most perfectly developed man in 1922. He really was, too.
There was also another class of men come into their time for a fleeting moment less respectable than these who Robert Service dubbed the Legion of the Lost. He also called them The Men That Don’t Fit In:
The Men That Don’t Fit In
Robert W. Service
These were the men who chase the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Gold for them is the symbol of salvation. The philosopher’s stone of redemption. If only they can make that lucky strike then, my god, well, their lives will shine.They look with rue upon “the sturdy, quiet, plodding ones” who they know will win in life’s race but they hope to turn reality on its ear without that kind of effort. To be consistent, persistent, to earn their gold is beyond them; they have been disappointed or injured in their early life so that they feel that the world owes them a living. They refuse to work toward a goal; even if they made it big they could find no satisfaction in that manner; they want it handed to them in the form of a golden lucky strike.
While they hope to make that strike they invent the legend of the Big Rock Candy Mountain with its pie in the sky and lemonade fountains so many you can’t count ’em, free for the taking.
We want what we want and we want it now without work! I know where that’s at and so did Edgar Rice Burroughs. He found his Lucky Strike in Tarzan.When John the Bully fixated Burroughs on the road to Somewhere, Brown School, he sent him out on the road to Anywhere, the great wasteland of the soul. Burroughs felt akin to these wandering men as is evidenced throughout his work. The hobo poet H. H. Knibbs’ “Out There Somewhere” formed a credo for Burroughs’ life; it meshed with his psychic malaise. This is most apparent in his great Mucker Trilogy and Coda.
So from 1849 through the great gold strikes beginning in California progressing through South Africa, Australia and the Klondike this breed of men were sent scurrying around the world chasing salvation in the form of a pot of gold. This was their era which neither they nor the World will ever see its like again.
Stereoview of the prospectors at Chilkoot Pass
The marvelous photo of the long seemingly endless line of prospectors climbing Chilkoot Pass through the snow drifts on the way to the gold fields of the Klondike, which Charlie Chaplin parodied in his movie The Gold Rush, tells it all. Who but insane dreamers would suffer such hardship for what all of them must have realized was an unobtainable goal. I mean, you know, get a job. Still, many of them did find some gold and a few came out with a fortune.By 1910 it was all gone. Burroughs’ brothers and himself pursued the pot of gold on the big Snake River in Idaho with slight success. Although unable to find a gold mine Burroughs was able to capitalize on the weird scenes in his own gold mind, to appropriate a phrase from Jim Morrison and the Doors.
Snake River Gold Mining
As one of the Legion of the Lost he had reached the end of his tether, an abject failure, in 1911. But then he dug deep in his own personal gold mind far up on the slopes of the Big Rock Candy Mountain to come up with nugget after nugget; the kind of wealth of which most men only dream. But as Service noted “somehow the gold wasn’t all.”
His malaise was in his tortured soul and not his empty pocket. His whole literary corpus was the attempt to resolve the malaise in his psyche created by John the Bully in 1883 or ’84 when he sent ERB out on the road to Anywhere along which road he made and spent a fortune “as he stripped and ran with a brilliant fitful pace” but, “each fresh move was just a fresh mistake.”
The middle portion of the Mucker Trilogy is built around Henry Herbert Knibbs’ poem “Out There Somewhere” which was also the original and more appropriate name of the novel. The poem concerns the search for self in the Wasteland on the Road to Anywhere or Out There Somewhere:
Robert W. Service, who was a bank clerk in the Klondike, studied these men. He was one of the “steady, quiet plodding ones.” He provided Burroughs the counterpoint to Knibbs with the longing to get away to Anywhere in his poem “The Tramps”:
“…I had no intention of resigning myself to the dictates of an unkind and unjust Fate without a struggle. Furthermore, in the idiom of a famous American game, I had an ace in the hole.”Burroughs — The Swords of Mars
Burroughs’ Mucker Trilogy is written on several levels or keys just like Homer and Dante or the Arthurian cycle from which Burroughs undoubtedly learned the method. For the literal meaning I refer you to his books; in this section I will deal with Burroughs’ personal psychological key; in the later sections I will describe the historical and social keys of the novels.The Mucker Trilogy without Coda is, I believe, one of the great neglected gems of American literature. It is too late for it to find its rightful place but not too late to be discovered and appreciated by the discerning reader.
The Mucker — a mucker was a Chicago term of the time used to describe a ne’er-do-well, a street person, a type of minor thug — first of the trilogy was the tenth book of the Burroughs corpus which numbers some seventy odd, written from August to October in Burroughs’ incredibly prolific year of 1913. As Burroughs explained in his 1930 novel, Tarzan The Invincible, he didn’t mind “pirating” a political or religious idea so long as there was “a definite impression of fictionalizing.” By that he meant disguising the true facts to the point where they were unrecognizable to the reader seeking only entertainment. He succeeds admirably well in all keys in this trilogy.
From his first novel written in 1911 to his last written in 1943 Burroughs is trying to work out his psychological dilemma. This central childhood fixation was given him on a street corner on the way to Brown School in Chicago in 1883 or ’84 when he was eight or nine. The experience was both harrowing and terrifying, conditioning his mind for the rest of his life.
The incident was that which an “unkind and unjust Fate” with a capital F imposed upon him. Since you and I weren’t there we may laugh and say it was a trivial incident but since I’ve walked many a mile in the same shoes I can tell you what’s trivial to others is devastatingly fixating to one’s own mind.
Burroughs was born in 1875. The Irish potato famine was very recent history in 1875. While the Irish had begun their immigration early in the century, by the ’40s and ’50s the invasion had become massive. The Irish population of New York or Chicago equaled that of Dublin.
In Chicago large numbers of Irish were crowded into the great slum of West Side Chicago. The stunning squalor of this huge slum belied the promise of this land of opportunity. The squalor was so breathtaking so other worldly, there was nothing like it anywhere else in this world, that Burroughs and many another author speak of the West Side with hushed awe.
The Irish came over with their antagonism to the English at fever point. Extending their antagonism to Americans of English descent, in cities and towns throughout America, Irish and English boys fought pitched battles every day.
In the early days before the Irish were able to control political graft the economic contrast between “Micks” and Anglos was very pronounced. Young Burroughs came from a very well-to-do family while his Irish antagonist was a young Irish hoodlum or mucker from the slums of the West Side.
Burroughs was eight or nine at the time while his antagonist was a much bigger young tough of twelve. On his way to prestigious Brown school one day this young tough blocked Burroughs way thoroughly intimidating and terrifying him. I leave it to your imagination to recreate the incident. Young Burroughs apparently broke and ran which left him a feeling of shame and cowardice for the rest of his life.
The incident had a three-fold effect on his psychology which absolutely controlled him until he was thirty-six, then haunted him with varying degrees of intensity the rest of his life.
He was fixated in his subconscious, which fixation controlled his conscious mind. At the same time the bully assumed the prominent position on his Animus or Ego, with the result of a castration complex in the Freudian sense which will be explained in the appropriate place. Perhaps more important and troubling was that the bully assumed the role of Burroughs’ female Anima which he experienced as a male Fate in women’s clothing. This realization found expression in his 1911 novel The Outlaw of Torn. The Mucker Trilogy and Coda would be devoted to resolving this dilemma.
In Freud’s “Splitting of the Ego in the Process of Defence,” I paraphrase Ernest Jones from Vol. III of his biography, Freud maintained it was an error to regard the Ego as a unitary synthesis; (boy, this guy could really heave it around, synthesis of what?) he said that there were ways in which in early childhood, a splitting could take place in regard to the attitude toward reality.
I do not agree with Freud’s conception of the Animus or Ego. The Ego or Animus is an anatomical fact. The “splitting” of it is a psychological detail. The Animus is the spermatic side of the spinal cord which passes out of the brain stem to form the free end of the left lobe of the brain while its lower end is attached to the right gonad. Quite literally the penis is the man. As an anatomical fact it cannot be damaged by traumatic events. What traumatic events do is alter the organization of the clothing of the free end of the Animus.
Prior to this incident there was no place on ERB’s Animus for this bully. One assumes that the Animus was confidently clothed by the single reassuring image of young Burroughs’ father. The incident created a place on the Animus or clothed the Animus with the image of the bully alongside that of the father which conflicted with the previous dominant image of the father.
This is what Freud means, or should have meant, by “the splitting” of the Ego.
Thus Burroughs was now conflicted with the identity of the clown on the one hand and the hero on the other, with the clown uppermost. The defeated Ego expresses its humiliation in the image of the clown. On the subconscious level Burroughs had been presented with a Challenge for which he had no adequate Response so he suppressed the trauma into his subconscious where he “forgot” it. Encysted in the subconscious it controlled his image of himself. Having failed in this crucial Challenge his Response was to assume the role of the perpetual failure.
He was now by an “unkind and unjust Fate” condemned to failure unless by struggling he could use his “ace in the hole” to free himself. His ace was a version of psychology which he apparently developed himself.
His problem in life now was to exorcise his fixation and remove the traumatized figure of John the Bully from his Animus while seeking an appropriate female figure for his Anima.
Burroughs has a very well developed vision of psychology which appears to have been formed completely independently of either Freud or Jung. His psychological notions were complete when he began writing, which was before Freud had been translated into English. I have been unable to trace the origins of Burroughs’ ideas of psychology, as yet. He seemed to be aware of the notion of the Animus and the Anima since he describes it so well. He could have obtained an idea of it by a study of Greek Mythology with which he was well acquainted and from which I developed my own ideas which match those of Burroughs so well.
As Freud says, when such a trauma as Burroughs’ occurs the victim identifies with the oppressor, admiring him and being solicitous of his welfare. Burroughs identifies this thug who fixated him only by the name of John. If he remembered his last name he doesn’t reveal it. From that point on Burroughs wanted to grow up to be just as tough as this guy John. He was so fixated that John became his favorite name. He said that he even considered legally changing his name to John. His novels are liberally sprinkled with Johns, both heroes and villains, reflecting his love-hate relationship. His major alter egos are John Carter of Mars and John Clayton otherwise known as Tarzan.
November 14, 2016
A Review: Lion Feuchtwanger, Jud Suss-book, Jew Suss-movie And The German Movies Jud Suss And The Rothschilds In The Context Of The Times.
This is a review of the novel Jew Suss by Lion Feuchtwanger. The review will place Feuctwanger’s novel in the context of the times it was written, that is the twenties and thirties of the twentieth century with a view of the author’s intent.
While the novel is of great importance to the period in question perhaps the name Lion Feuchtwanger is unfamiliar to most. As an historian, prior to reading Jud Suss I had seen the name mentioned frequently but I knew nothing further of him. Feuchtwanger while not logorrhaeic wrote a corpus. Most of it is historical concerning the greatness of the Jews. He wrote a trilogy- 1500 pages- around the character of Josephus and the Jewish-Roman war of the first and second centuries AD.
Perhaps it was the times and the Jewish propaganda machine that credits Feuchtwanger with the mantle of the greatest historical novelist. He isn’t close to that or even a contender, he makes laborious reading at best. As his reputation has disappeared that speaks for itself. Nevertheless, Jud Suss was a best seller both in Germany and abroad. My copy from the English reprint publisher Hutchinson bills itself as of the 158th thousand. One wonders.
The book was published in Germany in 1925. It tells in a sort of fantasia of the career of Joseph Suss Oppenheimer who was the court Jew to the Duke Karl Alexander of Wurttemberg, the companion State of Bavaria in the South of Germany. I am sure that few people today know anything of Suss Oppenheimer if they have even heard of him. He is little known outside Germany while I have found no study of Suss in English.
The book revived an interest in Germany so that it was notorious from 1925 to the German defeat in 1945.
Suss Oppenheimer was the man who reorganized Jewry in the eighteenth century giving them a sense of direction in the evolution of modern Europe. The contrast between the emerging Jew of Suss and the traditional Jew as represented by a Rabbi Landauer is one of themes Feuchtwanger develops. This theme applies to the contemporary Germany of the period.
I don’t want this essay to be too disjointed but as the past is ever present in the present, for a proper understanding one has to meld the present with the past. Feuchtwanger is well versed in Jewish history and lore. He knows and understands the Jewish program. In Jewish thinking the Jews are always distinct from and superior to the host people. Thus, the Jew Suss Oppenheimer although essentially an employee of the Duke of Wurttemberg, Karl Alexander, he considers himself equal to and indeed preeminent over his employer.
At the end of the story when Suss has put the State into turmoil and the Duke lay dying Suss whispers into his ear, we could have been friends but you felt yourself preeminent when I was superior to you in every way. Together what we may have accomplished with myself representing the aristocracy of money and you as the aristocrat of the soil.
Here Feuchtwanger gives away the Jewish conspiracy. By commandeering the banking system they became not only equal to but superior to the landed nobility. Who has money controls destiny.
Suss was the organizer of modern Jewry, he paved the way for the Rothschilds, ne Bauer, to be the near absolute lords of money beginning only a few year after Suss’ hanging. Of course the Rothschild rise was made possible by the theft of the fortune of the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel during Napoleonic times.
As is common knowledge Nathan Rothschild was sent to England to exploit the textile manufacturing industry. According to the current historian Niall Ferguson in his history of the Rothschilds using Rothschild archives, Nathan had a struggle to stay solvent resorting to a variety of devious practices including smuggling. Then the Landgrave entrusted either his fortune or a large part of it to Mayer Rothschild the patriarch of the family who sent substantial sums to Nathan making him a banker and richest stock broker in the City. From there within a very few years the Rothschilds became the lords of money gaining patents of nobility wherever they lived thus realizing Suss’ dream. The Jews had become equal or superior to the European nobility.
In the interim between Suss’ and Feuchtwanger’s time the Jews had taken control of European and American currency through the Central banks, the Federal Reserve System in the United States. Thus, as I interpret it in the sly conclusion of the Jew Suss Feuchtwanger is celebrating what in 1926 looked like the triumph of the Jews over Germany and Euroamerica. Essentially the Stateless Jews were the State from Russia across Europe to the United States. Money had displaced both European nobility and statehood while Europe was in turmoil soon to be virtually destroyed by warfare.
Once again at the risk of confusing the issue it is necessary to go back in time again. This time to 1666 in Europe. As always the Jews were welcome nowhere by host countries. In eleventh century Mesopotamia the Jews had been expelled. The bulk of them migrated to Spain. Then in the thirteenth century they were expelled from England, in the fourteenth century from France and in the fifteenth from Spain. The Spanish migration had been to Africa, the Turkish Empire in the Middle East and increasingly into the Eastern European area that was to be called the Pale of Settlement. They had been banned from the Muscovite land much earlier. The German States now expelling them, letting them back in, banning again, etc.
In the seventeenth century in the extended Polish empire in the Ukraine where they made themselves pests the Ukrainians rebelled against the Poles and their Jewish allies causing mass destructions. The Jews fled in numbers into Germany and Holland carrying their medieval vision of religion with them. This was just prior to the career of Suss and the establishment of Court Jews. Thus the German lands were in turmoil as the Jews struggled to establish themselves.
Becoming increasingly exasperated while blaming their woes on anti-Semitism rather than their own actions a Messiah arose in the seventeenth century Turkic states by the name of Sabbatai Zevi. As the Jewish messiah is preeminently a military redeemer a great buzz of excitement was aroused amongst worldwide Jewry. (The US does not yet figure in world politics). Especially in Europe where the Jews were struggling to find a place.
History knows the Jews as violent brutal revolutionists, a people that nurses grievances and never forgets them. Thus remembering the Amalekites, in the second century the Jews of Alexandria and Rhodes on a signal turned on their unsuspecting neighbors murdering about 250 K in each location committing horrid atrocities. This set off a bloody reprisal in which Rome terminated the Jewish State.
Now in the seventeenth century just as European events were setting the Jews in turmoil Zevi’s messiahship was rising to a climax in 1666, that year was determined as the year of the redemption. Thus as in Rhodes and Alexandria the Jews prepared to turn on their European neighbors murdering them wholesale, a genocide in hopes. This is history and one suspects the history has survived into our times as well as Germany and Europe of the twenties and thirties.
The signal was to have been Zevi declaring the millennium in an audience with the Sultan in Turkey. Instead of declaring himself the Messiah Zevi converted to Moslemism. The revolution fizzled much to the dismay of the Jews. Remember this occurred from say, 1660 to 1680. Suss enjoyed his heyday in the four years from 1730-34 in the eighteenth century. That is a mere fifty years from Zevi’s apostasy. There must have living people who remembered those tumultuous times as Suss grew up. Although Feuchtwanger doesn’t mention it, perhaps even his characters Isaac Landauer and the Rabbi Gabriel.
Nor were those intervening five decades years of repose for the Jews. The disappointment caused a movement toward a whole reorganization of Judaism. On the Western edge of the Pale the Jewish visionary the BaalShemTov created the Hasidic sect that challenged Rabbinic Judaism while a disciple of Zevi, Jacob Frank, created the freak sect of Frankists or Sabbatians whose belief system taught that the Millennium would never come until the Jews had indulged all their evil impulses thus clearing their psyches of nothing but good impulses thus preparing them to receive their redemption.
At the same time the Elders put their heads together to come up with a plan in which the people themselves would be their own messiah renouncing individual messiahs. So that the above was the Jewish background in which Suss arose and flourished. Feuchtwanger was aware of it as there are descriptive references to it.
So, now, Feuchtwanger wrote his story in 1921-2 and published it in 1925. Things in the Jewish world had progressed. As Feuchtwanger describes it in his novel Suss, Landauer and the Rabbi Gabriel have been working to get together the Jewish network from the four corners of Europe. Suss represented the future of an open display of Jewish financial power while Landauer represent the traditional sub rosa power of money. Rabbi Gabriel was a strange one. He was a Jew who migrated to Holland where his prime identity lay but for his networking purposes he went in disguise as Ahasuerus, the Wandering Jew. He actively claimed to be several hundred years old and the actual Jew who insulted Jesus. The disguise amused the gentiles gaining their tolerance as he moved from place to place organizing.
At Suss’ death in 1734 it was only about fifty years to the proclamation of Jewish emancipation by the French Revolution. It was in 1806 that Napoleon overran Hesse-Cassell that the Landgrave made the Bauer/Rothschilds by entrusting his wealth to them. From then to the 1897 Jewish Zionist convention in Vienna was only another ninety years. It was then but sixteen years to 1913.
According to the American Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver the Elders had determined that the years 1913-28 were to be the years of the redemption as the Jewish Revolution at which time the Jews would kill their European neighbors and unlike 115 and 1666 succeed. Six years after the Vienna Zionist convention the first Russian Revolution was attempted but failed. Out of the convention and the first Revolution came the document known as The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion that outlined the Revolution that would succeed in Russia in 1917.
As a result of the European War of 1914-18 Europe was totally devastated and in turmoil. The war that had engulfed Europe from Russian to England had destroyed the flower of European manhood. The aftermath in Central and Eastern Europe consumed even more. Once in power in Russia as Dostoyevsky predicted the Jews began killing the Russians. Of course historians speak of Russian activities against the Jews while ignoring Jewish crimes.
When the news of Jewish atrocities reached Western Europe they became alarmed. The Manchester Morning Post published a book, The World’s Problem that sounded the alarm. The Jews were prepared. It took relatively small effort to discredit the Protocols while having their opponents discredited as anti-Semites.
However, even though the German Communist Revolution failed Jews had thoroughly infiltrated the government while controlling German and international banking and the press while obtaining a significant number of university posts. The Weimar Republic is remembered by Jews as almost realizing the hopes of Joseph Suss Oppenheimer and it is that that Lion Feuchtwanger is celebrating in his novel.
Feuchtwanger, in the Jewish manner, took himself very very seriously. He believed he was a great, perhaps the greatest novelist, while being at the same time a seer or prophet. In an interview of 1930 he asserted positively that things were under control and there would be no revolution in Germany. Of course, in 1933 he learned differently. Just as the Wurttembergers had turned on Suss so in 1933 the Germans turned on the Jewish people. In a way then, Feuchtwanger was a prophet.
In the novel as well as in history Suss assumed the role of the dark, even black, eminence of the Duke Karl Alexander. All his counsels were evil while given on the basis of three for him and one for the Duke. Like Colonel Parker and Elvis the great lion’s share of the money earned by Elvis went into the Colonel’s pocket and the remainder into Elvis’. So with Suss. When Wurttembergers remonstrated with him Suss haughtily informed them they couldn’t hang him higher than the gallows. As it turned out they could. They had a special seldom used gallows thirty feet higher than the usual gallows. Plus Suss was shut into an iron cage in which his body was exposed to the elements for years. He had ably earned that level of hatred by his actions.
So Feuchtwanger pointed the way to the anger of Germany in which having no other recourse the Germans set about systematically exterminating them. A gallows high indeed. But, remember, the years 1913-28 were the years of redemption. Just as the Jews in the immediate years following 1918 slaughtered millions in Russia and Hungary and would have in Germany had the revolution succeeded so the Germans were in peril as a people and it had nothing to do with any holocaust. In 1940 a Jew from Newark, New Jersey, Theodore Kaufmann published a book called Germany Must Die. In it he proposed to castrate all German males, thus Germans would disappear within a generation. Genocide in another word. This notion of castration reappeared in FDR’s talk as it became evident that the Germans would be defeated. The Jews then were no less guilty in intent than the Germans.
Having no territories or armies the Jewish offensive had to be asymmetrical, that is psychological warfare. They had the gifted Sigmund Freud to guide them. Sigmund Freud’s role in guiding the destiny of the Jewish Revolution is suppressed but as my studies advance he assumes a much more central role.
As part of the asymmetrical warfare propaganda, of course, took first place. Psycho-analysis itself was controlled by the Jews, almost a closed club although it had to represent itself as a universal science. A science is universal so that Judaism already active in all countries from the Soviet Union to the Americas enjoying the advantage of the Trojan Horse of Communism also thrust themselves into science as a Trojan Horse perverting scientific disciplines into subjective Jewish propaganda.
Already in control of the print media in the Pan-Judaic superstate of Europe and America either by direct ownership or psychological control through the charge of anti-Semitism it only remained to gain control of emerging technologies such as movies and radio. This was easily accomplished, the theater and movies certainly began as Jewish monopolies which, at least in the US, all radio networks were in their control from the beginning.
Thus by the twenties the Jews were in a position to direct the social and intellectual mores of society. One no longer hears mores discussed as they once were even though mores control society even more than laws. For instance there was no law against criticizing Jews, one can’t be punished for criticizing Jews in Court while Jews have established as a more that criticism of Jews is an unforgivable social faux pas so that any individual will be ostracized by his own people, blacklisted, deprived of employment having his entire future ruined. A penalty no Court could inflict. People have lost careers amounting to tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars by the single accusation, that is accusation, no proof or trial required, and with no recourse to law. Simple mechanics, street sweepers, had been rendered unemployable for life.
Using this immunity from criticism the Jews began an attack on the mores of the people of Pan-Judea. They began defaming the heroes of the various cultures defaming them into ridiculous caricatures. In the US the character of Thomas Jefferson, for instance, has been demolished, Washington also. Having gotten the wedge in the whole of the American past has been reduced to one huge crime for which living White people are held wholly responsible and must be punished.
At the same time the media elevated insignificant Jews to positions of not only importance but extreme virtue. It matters not that they were important out of all proportion in the slave trade or as slave owners. They were Jews and all their crimes could be justified.
Thus when Feuchtwanger’s Jud Suss appeared in 1925 alert Germans immediately recognized its import, its attack on Germans and German mores.
While I am not familiar with the whole body of European Jewish writing it was also at this time that Emil Ludwig began writing derogatory biographies of Bismarck and Napoleon that drew the ire of European readers. Feuchtwanger himself continued his sarcastic derogatory style in his next novel of 1930, Success, that ridiculed and mocked the society of his native Munich in much the same manner as Jud Suss. He displayed a contempt for European mores much as his contemporary Sigmund Freud was doing in his psychological treatises. In films, the two Dr. Mabuse movies of Fritz Lang are worth noting. I am unfamiliar with US and French efforts but in the US Gustavus Myers was turning out a long series of books denigrating American mores and customs from finance to the Supreme Court finally ending his career in 1942 with his History Of Bigotry In The United States.
So from the Soviet Union West to the Americas the asymmetrical war on the West was being very successfully waged. The back of Western confidence and self-respect was broken. In the great German book burning in which Jewish texts were destroyed Feuchtwanger’s earned prominence.
The war accelerated when the Nazis Party gained power in 1933. Perhaps in support of that event Feuchtwanger began the movie script for Jud Suss that was released in that year in England under the title Jew Suss and in the US under the title Power. Closely adhering to the book the movie was a vicious propaganda piece.
A number of propaganda movies celebrating Judaism in the lead up to the attempted Jewish seizure of power were such films as Erlich’s Magic Bullet, The Rothschilds, The Story Of Emile Zola and several B level anti-Nazi movies of the late thirties and early forties. The chief irritant to the Nazis after Jud Suss was the US production of The Rothschilds. While nearly everything noted here is currently available American The Rothschilds is not. The movie apparently covered the Napoleonic period involving the Rothschild shipment of gold through France to aid Wellington in the Peninsular War.
When the Germans got around to answering these two propaganda films in the early forties with their own propaganda versions they were demeaned as, naturally, anti-Semitic. The directors of the German Rothschild film covering the same events of the Jewish version was vilified after the war and the vilification continues to today. The vilification of Veit Harlan, the director of this brilliant film, is carried to extremes although perhaps a tribute to his skill.
The Napoleonic episode is apparently still sensitive to the Rothschild family since the massive biography by Niall Ferguson only reaches to 1905 then pussy foots around the incident. After pages of verbiage Ferguson refuses to come to any definite conclusion and he was given access to the family records and papers.
As these two films are key to Jewish the war I will attempt to deal with them in extenso.
The Jewish versions appeared first. The Jew Suss was released simultaneously in England under that title and in the US titled Power. The Rothschilds was released in the US under that name in 1934; whether it was distributed in England I don’t know but suspect so. It must be remembered that the Jews declared war on Germany in 1933 so that these two films have to be seen as acts of war, part of an extensive ongoing campaign. For instance in 1937 the Dreyfus Affair in France of the 1890s was revived in the US film The Life Of Emile Zola. Zola was a French novelist who championed the cause of Dreyfus. Alfred Dreyfus was a Jew serving as a French military officer. He was tried and found guilty of spying. He was certainly guilty although probably not for spying for the Germans. Like Johnathan Pollard in the US he was turning documents over to his fellow Jews. He spent a number of years on Devil’s Island until with the help of Zola his conviction was overturned. The affair was a serious issue that convulsed France and apparently still does as Roman Polanski is scheduled to direct another film sometime soon. Apparently along with slavery we should all feel guilty of the indignity that Dreyfus suffered even though he was guilty.
For the Germans the two most galling films were Jud Suss and the Rothschilds. They answered the former in 1940 and the latter in 1943. As films both are superior to the Jewish versions although my opinion will be objected to as anti-Semitic, but facts are facts. The English-American Jew Suss was written by Feuchtwanger thus closely following the outline of his book. The German film presents the story from the perspective of the Germans who were afflicted with Suss’ policies.
Both films follow the general outlines of Suss’ actions and policies. There is no real conflict between the two versions. In both, as well as in fact, the Duke Karl Alexander gave Suss what seems to be in our terms a Power of Attorney giving him the full authority of the Duke to do as he pleased. His will was the Duke’s will. Seems rather extraordinary that a ruler would give such a thing but there you have it. It is an inexplicable action of the Duke. One can even imagine it as his essential abdication. Certainly the Power Of Attorney gave him the right to depose the Duke.
In any case the Money Power as represented by Suss was placed in a superior position over the temporal power of the Duke.
After the Duke’s death this presented a legal problem for the Wurttembergers because in fact Suss was acting in the Duke’s name. Thus Suss was absolved of all responsibility. Unlike Feuchtwanger’s two versions, book and movie, in the German version the Wurttembergers were driven into open rebellion. In the German version there is no indication that the Duke was murdered by Suss but the Duke had some strange degeneration losing his will. He surrendered his own will to Suss while the Duke’s wife and his advisors all seem to have been accomplices of Suss. Perhaps he was a master hypnotist or else how explain it. At the end of the German version the Duke is a drunk who when confronted by the rebels flies into a rage and has a stroke or heart attack. Goes apoplectic as they used to say.
With his death Suss’ Power of Attorney loses its validity. He is arrested and tried. As stated, legally he was acting as the will of the Duke having no personal responsibility. It is interesting to note though that German soldiers under orders, therefore having no will of their own, were held responsible by the Jews for following orders in the camps. The law is the law until it isn’t.
The German problem then is that they are bound by the rule of law and cannot violate it so as they ponder it appears that Suss must go free.
However there is a law on the books making it illegal for a Jews to have intercourse with a German girl. While in the book and Feuchtwanger’s movie Suss had mingled with many German women including the Duke’s wife in the German version he violates the daughter of the Privy Counselor the girl then drowning herself. The law is the law and the penalty is death. The Privy Counselor gets his due back (law is not vengeance) by exacting the prescribed death penalty.
In Feuchtwanger’s versions Suss’ daughter committed suicide to escape the attentions of the Duke. Thus the Germans neatly reverse the situation.
Now, the German version released in 1940 was roundly condemned by the Jews as ragingly anti-Semitic; this is strange as neither the Jewish or German versions contest the facts of Suss’ activities. The Jews happily admit Suss’ crimes.
Both movies were released before there was a hint of a holocaust so one is at a loss to explain the Jewish sensitivity, especially so as in the US in 1940 the book The Germans Must Die by Theodore Kaufmann called for the genocide of Germans. The Germans were thoroughly outraged by the book and its positive reception in the US causing Goebbels to exclaim that the Germans would see who died first. Perhaps the seeds of the holocaust were planted in German minds at that time.
Jud Suss then, was the reply to the English/American production of Jew Suss. That left the equally galling movie from the German viewpoint of The Rothschilds to answer; this was done in 1943 when the Germans replied in kind dealing with the transport of gold to Wellington in Spain during the Peninsular War against Napoleon. The event has been kept shrouded in mystery so the Jewish guilt must be enormous.
As noted the American film to which the Germans were responding is being kept off the market as of 10/12/16 so the only conclusion is that even by Jewish standards the incident is indefensible. We will have to infer from the German film.
As there may be readers who are not familiar with the historical account it may be appropriate to give that briefly.
When Suss had organized the Jews into a functioning unit, the ‘united’ Jews continued to develop along with the emerging new money based economy of Europe. Excluded from the old land based wealth the Jews were uniquely positioned to seize the money based economy.
As is shown in the German Rothschild film the peasantry and even the nobility had little familiarity with numbers and were easily bamboozled by fast talking Jews who had been usurers for centuries. This is demonstrated in both the Jewish and German versions.
The French Revolution occurred forty-nine years after Suss’ death freeing the Jews from medieval restrictions; this was called the emancipation. The Europeans expected the Jews to abandon their parochial ways and become one people with the Europeans.
As Feuchtwanger said the Jews expected to become a sovereign entity as the Lords of Cash.
There were hurdles before them but they were swept aside when Napoleon in 1806 annexed the German principality of Hesse-Cassell. The Landgrave of Hesse-Cassell had amassed the largest fortune in Europe by renting out his male subjects as soldiers to other States. In the book Suss’ advises Duke Karl to hire soldiers to suppress the Duke’s subjects. These most likely would have come from Hesse-Cassell.
The Landgrave then used the receipts to loan money to the other States and people amassing mortgages all over Europe. Napoleon wanted the money; to avoid his getting it the Landgrave enlisted the aid of his Court Jew, Mayer Rothschild ne Bauer who secreted the fortune. Some believe the Landgrave entrusted the whole of his fortune to Rothschild. Niall Ferguson in his history is ambiguous waltzing around the issue.
In the German movie the Landgrave entrusts Rothschild with 650K in negotiable bills. Changing the issues from the Landgrave to the English Jew Montifiore Mayer sent them to his son Nathan who was stationed in England.
A few years earlier Mayer had sent his ‘five arrows’ of legend to various capitals: Nathan to England, James to Paris and the three others to Berlin, Vienna and Naples.
Nathan began in the textile business in Manchester which apparently was too hard for him so he resorted to the criminal means of smuggling and other subterfuges. The smuggling experience would stand him in good stead. Nathan had also positioned himself in the City. The London district known as the City is equivalent to Wall Street in the US.
When Napoleon invaded Spain the English countered by sending Wellington and an army to Spain to counter the invasion. Operating from England the provisioning of the army was difficult. To fund Wellington it was necessary to send gold. The sea route was considered too precarious so an overland route was deemed necessary. Overland meant passing through Napoleon’s citadel of France.
England was short of gold but a shipment arrived from India that was sold at auction. The English financiers were a sort of cartel so they expected to obtain the gold. However with the 650K in paper securities from his father (according to the German film) Nathan was in a position to outbid the cartel which he did.
He then had the only gold available to send to Wellington. He agreed to do this for a handsome fee. Napoleon who was retreating from Russia was defeated and sent to Elbe. From there he would soon return to France assemble an army and meet Wellington at Waterloo.
This was a second opportunity for the Rothschilds that far surpassed the gold purchase and its transport to Spain. This stunt would be worth in excess of ten million pounds making the Rothschilds the wealthiest family in Europe while setting the stage for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The price of government securities in England would depend on the results of Waterloo. A loss, stocks down, a win stocks up. A window of opportunity would exist between the time of the outcome and the time the news reached England. No phones, no telegraph, no internet. Nathan Rothschild saw his chance to cheat the people of England and he took it. He had his agents at Waterloo to record the outcome, some say he used passenger pigeons, some say not. In any event his agents got the news of Napoleon’s defeat to him first. Nathan created a panic by circulating the story that Wellington had been defeated. Then when prices were at their lowest, apparently fire sale prices, he bought as much as he could. When the news of victory arrived it was too late for the cartel. Nathan had become the richest man in England.
Perhaps that is why as of 11/5/16 the US version of the Rothschilds is unavailable. The facts coincide with the German version too closely. In any event if the US version is released you may be sure it will be heavily edited, quite unlike the original.
Of course the cry is that the German versions of both movies are anti-Semitic rather than historical. At least in the case of the Rothschilds the facts are incontrovertible. The smuggling of the gold through France was actually known by the French authorities at the time. The police under the direction of Fouche were not fools. Fouche himself is credited as being brilliant. Nor are German historians fools. They are more than competent. Before the two world wars German universities were considered tops in the world. German scholars stood out as the most brilliant stars in the firmament. German music and literature was unsurpassed.
Beginning with the Weimar Republic and Jewish dominance standards slipped while German hatred in the West led by the Jews libeled everything Germans did. The point being there is no reason to doubt the scholarship on which the German Rothschild film is based. The Germans are speaking from intimate knowledge of the Jews as indeed the controversy from Suss to 1950 indicates. You need only to read Jewish-German literature to see the contempt with which Jews treat the Germans. But if you control the propaganda as the Jews do, black may be made white and vice versa.
Hitler in his Mein Kampf clearly delineates the problem. As he wrote, that if he and the Volkists failed their heads would roll in the sand. This prediction was proven in the years following the defeat. The war did not end with the allied victory but continued to rage one sidedly over the prostrate Germany for at least five years.
During 1943 the year the German Rothschild was released the extermination of the Jews was reaching maximum efficiency. Now, we must take the Jewish threat to exterminate the Germans through castration seriously. Had FDR not died in ’45 before hostilities ceased it is quite possible he might have ordered such an action. He was surrounded by Jewish advisors who certainly would have encouraged him most notably his Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau Jr., who had already usurped significant Executive powers not unlike Suss himself from the Duke.
To put the matter into perspective then, the German extermination of the Jews may be seen as a preemptive strike. The Jews have always favored preemptive strikes. So while in 1943 the Germans had the upper hand a short time later the Jews would gain the upper hand over a completely bombed over destroyed Germany flattened by tens of thousands of bomb raids.
Fortunately there were saner heads in Washington who were aghast at the lunacy of what was now the Morgenthau plan, Kaufmann having been forgotten. Thus, when Truman replaced FDR Morgenthau found he could no longer give orders to him as he could FDR. When Morgenthau haughtily told Truman the he would do what Morgenthau said or Morgenthau would quit Truman merely held his hand out to accept the resignation. At that point a great deal of the Jewish influence prominent under FDR evaporated.
But the Jewish influence had been cultivated since 1933 and was so embedded that its actions persisted. As is not too well known Bernard Baruch, an arch-Jewish villain in this period, had cultivated his acquaintance with Eisenhower from the days of the Bonus March in 1934. Eisenhower revered Baruch saying he had sat at his feet for twenty-six years while considering him the wisest man he knew. The influence was so incredibly effective that Eisenhower initially ordered the extermination of the surrendered German troops. During the winter of 1946 one of the coldest on record he left entire German armies in the open with no cover and the scantiest of rations. He ordered that any German civilian who tried to pass food through the fence be shot dead.
The allies also perpetrated enormous crimes against the German people. The French and Americans turned hordes of African troops and American Negroes loose to rape German women at will, not unlike Mama Merkel and the Moslems today. The French took tens of thousands of German troops as slave labor and worked them to death.
Perhaps you say the Germans did the same but even if they did were we, the children of light, that kind of people? Well, yes we were although it was never reported in the papers. I grew up believing Americans were sainted people who went into battle with a holy fervor bearing the banner of a righteous Lord before us. I grew up believing no American soldier would commit an act of injustice or cruelty. I was lied to.
The truth has taken decades to reach me. I should have known better because as great or greater crimes have been committed on American soil by Americans. I was raised to believe that Sherman’s March from Atlanta to the Sea was a great military feat. The actions of General Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley or the evacuation of half a dozen counties around Kansas City were never mentioned but all three were horrendous crimes. General Grant’s demand for an unconditional surrender was just that, a turning over of American minds and bodies to do with as the North liked; hence the horrors of Reconstruction. The Southern Whites were essentially reduced to slavery. We are that kind of people.
Thus when Roosevelt demanded unconditional surrender from the Germans it was his intent to murder the entire nation if he chose; we are that kind of people.
Despite Obama’s assurances to the contrary he himself has declared opposition to his rule to come from Domestic Terrorists, his acolyte, Hillary Clinton has disparaged dissidents as a Basket of Deplorables, really having no right to exist. Sorry, Barry, we are that kind of people. Opposition to them is irredeemably bad. The Jew, Noel Ignatiev, and various Negro leaders have demanded the extermination of the White race; therefore setting the staging in place for the extermination of half of the White population. We are that kind of people. We’ve done it before.
The slaughter of Germans by the allies and Soviets in the East, US, Brits and French in the West was incredible, far exceeding any German war crimes. The post-war assault was led by the Jews. While a small percentage of the allied peoples, the so-called war crimes trials were staffed disproportionately with Jews. Even though the Jews first declared war against the Germans, and even though the Jews first called for the extermination of the Germans backed by the full power of the Soviet Union and the US, France and England, as in WWI the Germans were declared the aggressor nation.
Even though the Jews were murdering their so-called British allies throughout the Middle East at the exact same time the war crimes trials were held, even though the Jews in the US sent out teams of man-hunters to track down innocent men and women they deemed anti-Semites in an extra-legal manner the Jews called themselves the victims.
Even though the Jews were punishing Germans they set their man-hunters to punish the US for the ‘crime against humanity’ of not demanding a cessation of hostilities until the entire Jewish population of Europe had been removed from the hostilities to the safety of the US. Their determination to exterminate Whites today is based on this perceived injustice.
As unremitting as ever the Jews deeply resented the German version of the Jud Suss movie. The key Germans were tried and found guilty, some committed suicide, some were hanged outright, somewhat reminiscently of Suss, while some were subjected to cruel and unusual punishments. The children of the German leaders were treated like animals deprived of all humanity, they were not allowed education or the right to live their lives.
Over the decades Jewish man-hunters tracked down totally insignificant German soldiers to be imprisoned or killed by judicial murders. The man-hunters violated all international law and the rights of countries such as Argentina professing themselves to be a holy people above human laws.
Veit Harlan, the director of the superb film Jud Suss was deprived of work and hounded from pillar to post. He had committed no crime for which he could be tried or convicted. The movie Jud Suss was a historical film based on real incidents, in its general outline it differed in no substantial way from the Jews’ own version. History is history and cannot be denied. The Jewish version lauded Suss as a great Jewish hero; the German version condemned him as a great criminal. There was no anti-Semitism so -called.
The Jews merely consider it a crime to criticize them in any way. It is time for the dead past to bury its dead. It is time for the Jews to leave their so-called grievances behind. There are no innocents. The Jews are their own problem. They merit no special handling.
Opening A Case For The Reexamination
Of The History Of The Twenties And Thirties
No period of US history, or world history for that matter, is more misunderstood than the nineteen twenties and thirties. Some reevaluation is beginning to appear but much remains to be done.
In the following two essays I attempt a more accurate understanding of the squabble between the Jews and Henry Ford. You may be shocked, yes, shocked to find that Ford was not in the wrong nor was he an anti-Semitic demon. This is really interesting stuff.
January 19, 2016
The Vampyres Of New York
Now, Gentlemen, to make myself intelligible I should clear up two things: one is the ages old conflict between the Aryans and the Semites that continues into the present, and second, the meaning of vampirism.
I find it necessary to set the stage for the first argument by a rather lengthy quote from the father of history, Herodotus. I use the Landmark Edition:
Herodotus of Hallicarnassus here presents his research so that human events do not fade with time. May the great and wonderful deeds- some brought forth by the Hellenes, others by the barbarians- not go unsung; as well as the causes that led them to make war on each other.
Persian authorities of the past claim that the Phoenicians were responsible for the dispute. This is because, after they had come to and settled the land which they still inhabit from what is now called the Erythraean Sea, they at once undertook long sea voyages and brought back cargo from Egypt, Assyria, and elsewhere, but more importantly came to Argos.
At this time in the land we now call Hellas, Argos surpassed other places in all things, and when the Phoenicians reached Argos they set out their cargo for sale. On the fifth or sixth day after their arrival, when they had sold almost everything, many women came down to the sea, in particular, the king’s daughter. Her name, according to what the Hellenes also say, was Io daughter of Inarchos. The women were standing by the stern of the ship intent upon their purchases when the Phoenicians, inciting each other, rushed upon them. The greater part made their escape, but some were seized and carried off. Io herself was among the captives. The Phoencians put the women on board their vessel and set sail for Egypt.
This is how Io came to Egypt according to the Persians (thought the Hellenes disagree), and this was the beginning of grievances.
Then much later Jason abducted Medea followed by the Trojan abduction of Helen and so over the millennia the war between the East and West has continued as it does today. Egypt was not part of Asia but of the West.
Alexander followed by the Romans conquered Asia and so it remained until the Semitic Arabs annexed North Africa, Spain and most of the Middle East, that is Asia.
The Jewish diaspora began in far distant time taking definite shape in Roman times when using the diaspora the Jews attempted to subvert and conquer the Roman Empire. When that attempt broke into open war in the first and second centuries AD the Jews were crushed but the Roman Empire had been undermined by the Jewish War.
The Jews as a hostile alien element in Europe lived what was considered a parasitic life on the Europeans but in our term might be described as vampiric.
So, now, what is meant by vampiric. I’m sure we all agree that true or blood sucking vampires do not exist nor have they ever existed. As George Sylvester Viereck, the early nineteenth century American writer, put it in his novelette, The House Of The Vampire: Our gods are ourselves raised to the highest power. So our gods and demons are merely projection of our desires. By their deeds shall you know them.
God the highest on one hand and Satan his diametrical opposite but both are the products of our imaginations. Who you going to follow, your best or your basest desires?
The human mind personates those desires and expresses them. Previous to the emergence of the creator god, that in itself says something about human desires, the Earth was enchanted, filled with imaginary beings that personated nearly everything. As it was thought that nature abhorred a vacuum the very air was filled with spirits, nixies, pixies, elves, elementals abounded without limit and this was very satisfying to the human intellect. Then as Europeans evolved and reason took over from superstition all these imaginary beings could no longer be justified and vanished.
But, as nature abhors a vacuum, humanity missed its imaginary beings so they were bodied forth in another way. The very person this literary group was named after was present at the death of the old world and the birth of the new. That is essentially the context of his stories.
Even as Hoffman was straddling the two periods a band of the younger generation was summering in Switzerland, Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley and Polidori. Is it an amazing coincidence that the party bodied out two of the great myths of the modern world, that is Frankenstein and the Vampyre as its author John Polidori styled it. Thus the new scientific world was given its key myths while the Vampyre gave a presence to a psychological type. These two would later by joined by the great myths of Jekyll and Hyde, The Phantom Of The Opera, and Tarzan Of The Apes. The whole space opera epic as well as Flying Saucers and many other myths that while imaginary filled the mythological needs after the downfall of Napoleon.
No myth has been more fully explored than that of the Vampyre. Dracula, the actual bloodsucker who appeared in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel of the same name is the most famous although the psychic Vampyre is best portrayed in George Sylvester Viereck’s House Of The Vampire and is the type of Vampyre I’m concerned with in this essay.
Perhaps the best example of this type of Vampyre is in the history of the Jews in Spain. Tax farming was the old style of collecting revenues. In this guise the kings, in this case in Spain, would lease out tax collecting. He would commit the tax farmers to return X amount of revenue and anything they could collect above that was theirs. This amounted to a license to steal.
Thus as the Spaniards forged their way from the French border to the Mediterranean against the Moors there was a constant need of revenues. Spanish citizens found it difficult to collect being one with the taxpayers so the Jews stepped forth and said that they could collect with no trouble as they were a different race.
And so a system of exploiting the Spanish that lasted for hundreds of years began. Every year at Harvest time the Jewish tax farmers descended on the Spanish farmers collecting not only the king’s quota but whatever they could extract leaving the Spanish near destitute.
As the farmers were now broke the Jews leant their own money to them against the next year’s crops thus insuring that the wealth of Spain should flow into their pockets, or purses as it was then.
This system was a great grievance to the Spaniards who would endure it as long as they could before attempting a revolt. Such revolts were styled anti-Semitism.
Now, as the Jews were properly resented they had to create fortified positions in which to remain unmolested. These were actual forts into which they retreated at night for their own safety. In later centuries these forts would be styled ghettoes in which Spaniards forced them to live.
When Spaniards assaulted these forts these assaults were naturally styled social disturbances. The Jews called on their employer the king to defend them. Spanish troops were then called out to disperse the Spanish ‘anti-Semites.’
This obnoxious system was ended by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 when the last Moorish enclave was expelled from Spain at which time the Jews (and Moors) were given the choice of being expelled or abandoning their Jewish identity and religion and ‘become’ Spaniards. Idle dream that.
As the Spanish method was characteristic of Jews everywhere they were nowhere welcome being expelled not only from Spain but from all other places.
It is impossible to act in their manner without being noticed and characterized. Before the rise of the Vampyre myth the Jews were called parasites as their wealth depended on exploiting others but after Emancipation by the French Revolution they were increasingly compared to Vampyres and the myth of the Vampyre become the dominant myth of Western civilization and that is how I will use the myth. It is real on the psychological level but not on the physical.
So, does that answer my use of the Vampyre figure?
Baron Cammell: I’m not familiar with your interpretation of the Jews in Spain. Do you have any authority for that?
Me: Ben-Zion Netanyahu tells the story in his History Of The Jews In Spain along with many other details.
Max Savings: Is Ben-Zion Netanyahu any relation to Bibi?
Me: Yes. He is Bibi’s father or was, he died about five years ago. Old man though, survived innumerable wars and death camps. Long winded book.
- If that’s it now that we have those two points cleared up let us advance.
As this is actually a brief history of the conflict between Jews and Europeans it is necessary to give some account of the period between the Spanish expulsion and the emancipation of the French Revolution. Contrary to current opinion that all people are one we are not all one. We do not all think alike, believe alike or act from the same motives seeking the same results nor is it likely we will in any conceivable future. Freud, who we will become very familiar with further along, posits the existence of group psychology. Group psychology posits that groups are at least subject to some motivation different from other groups. It is absolutely clear that Jews and Europeans have not and do not share the same motivations.
Nobody shares Jewish motivations hence they have been expelled from every society within whom they have settled. Hence they were expelled from England in 1290, France in 1307, various German States over the centuries and Russia. These expulsions completely exasperated the Jews instilling a deep and abiding hatred of Europeans to the point they wished to exterminate them. Remember the Amalekites.
The Catholic Church with whom the Jews were in competition kept them in check until the French Revolution and Emancipation. With Emancipation the woes of Europe began in earnest.
As an allegory of the situation the twentieth century US writer Charles Beaumont wrote a story entitled The Howling Man that was later used as an episode for The Twilight Zone. The story describes a monastery of monks that has captured Satan and imprisoned him. It is their duty to make sure he doesn’t escape to plague the world; hence they allow no one in the monastery. However a traveler having lost the way begs the monks to put him up for the night. There is a time for Christian charity and time for none. This was one of the latter times.
Over the night Satan howls and howls bringing the traveler to his prison door. Persuaded by Satan that he is being justly imprisoned the ignorant traveler releases him and Satan is once again loose on the world.
This is symbolic of the situation between the Jews, the Church and the Revolution. Within a little over a hundred years after Emancipation the European Holocaust of 1914-1950 began and European civilization was damaged beyond recovery.
While at the time of the Spanish expulsion society was considered static by the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries it became dynamic. That is the European mind evolved and from that evolution a scientific understanding of the world at last arrived.
Contrary to what everyone has been told the Jewish mind remained static. Over the centuries the majority of Jews occupied that stretch of land from Baltic to the Black Seas between Eastern Poland and Russia. That land became known as the Pale of Settlement. Its culture created by the Jews is the true face of Judaism. It was based on the Talmud and its commentaries hence it was essentially superstition unaffected by Western science.
In the West the English expulsion was rescinded during the time of Cromwell while the European emancipation began in France and spread East from there over the nineteenth century.
When Napoleon attacked Germany in 1806 the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassell gave the Jews an incomprehensible break when he entrusted his fortune to them rather than be looted by Napoleon. This was an immense fortune. The Landgrave had been renting out his male subjects as mercenaries, hence the Hessians of the American revolution.
He had converted these revenues into loans and mortgages on vast numbers of properties throughout Europe. The Landgrave entrusted this incredible fortune to the court jeweler Meyer Rothschild. Rothschild had five sons among which he distributed this fortune sending Nathan to England, James to France and the others to Berlin, Vienna and Naples. Situations were not so propitious for the others or they were not as capable but James and Nathan were able financiers who became preeminent in their countries while making the Rothschilds the richest family in the world. We no longer hear of the Landgrave of Hesse.
Remarkably within just a few years the Rothschilds had an organization that could manipulate the affairs of Europe. This would imply a preexisting organization. During the Peninsular War in Spain Wellington might have been defeated by Napoleon’s armies for the lack of money to carry on. Nathan whose immense fortune was then unaccounted for volunteered to loan the English government the gold and deliver it to Wellington in Spain.
This was done by smuggling the gold into France and transporting and delivering it overland to Wellington in Spain under the nose, as they say, of Napoleon.
No mean feat. How did they do it? Obviously in possession of the Landgrave’s wealth they were able to use a preexisting covert Jewish network.
Thus also after the Battle of Waterloo when the outcome was unknown in England Jewish couriers got the news of victory to Rothschild quicker than the authorities got it allowing him to speculate on securities and augment his fortune considerably. Thus the Jews became an autonomous, or nearly so, nation within the various European States.
With the rise of the Jews came the rise of the myth of the Vampyre. As noted Polidori’s story appeared in 1816. It was not long before vampire stories began to flood the market. Aiding the Vampyre idea was the discovery of hypnotism by the Viennese doctor or proto-scientist Anton Mesmer. Once that cat was let out of the bag the way was clear for the means to control whole societies and even civilizations. This fact has been insufficiently realized but it has been the main tool of Vampyres.
Once in the money led by the Rothschilds the Jews were able to control almost all the commodities while becoming important in railroading both in Europe and North America. They sent a very effective agent named August Belmont (assumed name) to manage their affairs in the US.
With emancipation and the vast wealth created by emerging technologies and the rise of modern financial institutions of course, what Jews call anti-Semitism arose in reaction to what Europeans called blood-sucking. Thus the Jews were perceived as sucking away the very vitality of Europe and Europeans.
It was necessary for the Jews to conceal what their intentions were which were, indeed, the destruction of Europe and ‘Christianity’ their term, or Europeans in ours. The hatred generated over the centuries only increased in virulence as, indeed, the Jews sank allegorical fangs into the neck of Europe.
As I said, the Jews were divided between the East and the West. Those of England, France and Germany were bowled over by the rise of Science. Scientific thinking invalidated all Jewish claims to supremacy over Christianity. Religion became irrelevant. It no longer served Jewish interests.
Long had Jews considered their vision of God, that is, themselves magnified to the highest power, as supreme while denigrating Europeans as Christians whose religion was grafted onto the main root of Judaism, following Ben Zion Netanyahu’s explication of the two peoples. Now, in one fell swoop those claims were negated to nothing while European Science stood incontrovertibly towering over Talmudic superstition. Yes, the Talmud, the rock of Judaism, was reduced to no more than possibly amusing nonsense.
The Eastern Jews sunk into barbaric forms of antiquated Jewish fictions was nearly oblivious to the rise of Science in the West and would remain so until those Jews in their millions emigrated to the United States.
As the Western Jews thrashed around trying to devise a religious answer to Science whole thousands abandoned the faith of their fathers for the rational West. The West made giant strides in the understanding of the world. What were the Jews to do? If Science couldn’t be overmatched, and it couldn’t, then it would have to be subordinated first to a level with ‘Jewish knowledge’, that is the Talmud, and then below. How was that to be done?
Here we have a first glimmer of the theory of relativity.
All systems would become relatively equal in value. Nothing would be better or worse, just different. It would be proposed that Jewish knowledge was equal to European knowledge; they would both stand on pedestals of equal height. Thus the Talmud was disguised as ‘Jewish knowledge.’ A mighty task to realize but the Jews have been equal to the task. How did they achieve it against seemingly impossible odds?
Baron Cammell: I’ve never heard anything like this. Do you have anything to substantiate your views?
Me: Baron! I thought this was a group brought together for discussion of lesser known issues, backstories. That’s what I am providing.
Here I had to suppress any reference to Cammell’s ridiculous co-called unified field of knowledge. I almost gagged when he’d mentioned it but in the spirit of fellowship I passed over it.
Baron: Well, yes, but all this conspiracy twaddle about the Jews! Come, come, haven’t these people suffered enough?
Lessing: The fellowship, Baron, the fellowship. Moderate your discussion.
Me: Thank you Lessing. Baron, do you deny that the Jews function as an autonomous people or, at least, a self-interested group?
Baron: I think that diversity is a key virtue of the American system. That’s the kind of people we are.
Me: That, in itself implies a distinct identity within a plurality, does it not?
Baron: Perhaps so, but…
Me: Then so. In the Freudian sense they are a cohesive group and can be examined as such and that is what I’m doing. On the other hand I’m dealing with what Freud would perhaps call meta-psychology. The creation of mental archetypes or myths, if you will, so how the human mind deals with ill understood or unpleasant ideas or those realities that can only be discussed allegorically and hence in mythological figures such as Vampyres. At this point in history that is the Mauve Nineties. This period, as you are aware I’m sure, was a very critical period in European history not least because it was a period of intense reaction to the disenchantment of society by Science as well as the rising threat of Semitism.
Baron: That’s what I mean! Is it necessary to consider the Jews a threat.
Me: Necessary or not, the Jews were considered a threat. Need I remind you that the intensely nationalistic creed of Zionism conquered the minds of the East Jews at this time. The Englishman George Du Maurier wrote his magnificent allegory of Trilby exposing it at this precise time.
The reaction to Science was also intense. All kinds of fantastic notions were relaeased. The esoteric ferment was expressed in the rise of the cult of the Golden Dawn that was taken over by the notorious Aleister Crowley that continues as a significant influence in Satanic thought to this day.
The Englishman George Du Maurier wrote his magnificent allegory Trilby at this precise time creating the menacing figure of Svengali who is still today nearly a household name. He is secondary perhaps to Dracula but on the same level. Indeed Svengali was a type of psychic Vampyre who is portrayed as Jewish and representing the Jewish people.
I don’t know how many of the fellowship have read Trilby but it is quite a landmark in literature.
Max Savings: I read your review of the book on your website and found it quite interesting. Lessing has also, haven’t you Lessing?
Me: Thank you for your reading. I feel compelled to go on. I don’t think Baron has and probably not Marc. Has anybody read Du Maurier or Trilby? No? Hmm.
Du Maurier wrote three books all in the nineties. Trilby is the most famous but his superb Peter Ibbotson is almost as well known as Trilby while his last The Martian may be unknown to most although I have more reads of my review of it than I imagined I would.
As you probably know the artist Whistler was caricatured by Du Maurier in Trilby who knew him during their Bohemian days in Paris. Whistler forced the excision of the caricature from the book version so most copies lack that literary portrayal however WH Allen issued a complete edition in 1983 including the excised parts under the title Svengali. I might add that the back cover blurb describes the book as ‘one of the great myths of fiction so, Baron, I am not alone in crediting these ideas to mythology.
Now, Du Maurier is clearly in reaction to the feared takeover of European civilization by the Jews. Remember the Dreyfus brouhaha was raging in France at the time and the result of the Dreyfus incident was the breakdown of French resistance to Semitism. Once again the rise of the Zionism that produced as its textbook The Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion was written at or near 1900.
Trilby, or Svengali, then expresses a deep anxiety.
Du Maurier himself is a very interesting person. The end of the century was a period of the Neo-Romantics or a re-enchantment of Europe of which Du Maurier was central. He was a man who loved his life, every scrap of it. He was born in Paris in 1834, dying in 1896. Thus he became aware in France at the tail end of the Romantic period but its literature would have been and was a powerful influence on his intellectual development. Crucial to his development was his French and English experience that appears in all three of his books. He was destined by his father to be a chemist who set him up in business in London. At his father’s death he threw over chemistry returning to France to study art and living the Bohemian life as depicted by Henri Murger in his memoir of that golden age of Parisian Bohemia.
He eventually returned to England where he became an illustrator ultimately finding a place at Punch Magazine where he would become celebrated. He in turn celebrated the social milieu around him. The times where a high point, perhaps the high point, in English culture and Du Maurier loved it, as why not. In retrospect it looks like a wonderful period. He seemed to know how magical the period was and he gloried in being part of it. Sort of like our Sixties actually.
As the old guard at Punch shuffled off George was passed over for the editorship he thought he deserved and so he bid adieu to the magazine. While always comfortable, enjoying a genteel Bohemian existence. He was not rich but that would change in the last few years of his life when he found terrific success as a novelist, Trilby being the key to his financial success.
When he took up his pen he romanticized not only his own life but the whole history of his times from the Romantic period to the New Romantics of which he was a leading example. If the Enlightenment disenchanted Europe Du Maurier worked hard to reenchant it. He was in sync with the New Romantics.
Trilby was a rewrite of two Romantic novels. The first was the charming novelette by the French Romantic Charles Nodier also named Trilby and the second the Bohemian novel of Henri Murger. I find Nodier’s Trilby OK but it obviously entranced Du Maurier. In Nodier’s version Trilby is a Scot fairy just past the edge of belief in the Little People. He nevertheless appears to the heroine, a girl named Jeannie.
Jeannie mistakenly talks about Trilby who only she can see so that the more enlightened post-Romantics are alarmed. She is subjected to ‘re-education’ in the process losing her zest for life.
Du Maurier in emulation of Nodier takes the same story transposing it into post-Romantic terms. He transposes the sexes making Trilby female and Jeannie male. Thus the heroine Trilby O’Farrell is a sort of free spirit in the Bohemia of Paris. She is really sort of transvestite frequently appearing in men’s clothes while the hero ‘Little Billie’ is a fairly effeminate sort although with no taint of Homosexuality. He is the same character as William Makepeace Thackeray’s poem Little Billie. Du Maurier took him whole. Billie is pretty close with his two roommates while falling in love with Trilby.
As George’s story opens Billie and his two friends are a sort of Three Musketeers with Trilby being a sort of D’Artagnon. This is sort of relevant in explaining Du Maurier: He loved his memories and couldn’t believe that such wonderful memories disappeared after death. In a wonderful way he incorporates literary tribute memories in his work. He even mentions works by name that had a major influence on him.
Into this mix comes the arch villain the evil Jew, Svengali. He might be based on Lady of The Three Musketeers. DuMaurier doesn’t go into a lot of detail concerning Svengali’s background but he was an Eastern Jew, a wandering Jewish type known as a Schnorrer, that is an impoverished ne’er do well not too dissimilar from the American hobo of the period. You didn’t really want to see him coming. Svengali has all the arrogance of the Schnorrer. Even though penniless he arrogates the attitude of the Prince to himself. Chutzpah on a stick.
He himself is an accomplished musician familiar with qualities that could make a great vocalist. Prying Trilby’s jaws apart he examines Trilby’s oral cavity making the determination that the configuration of the cavity was the needful for a great vocalist. Unfortunately Trilby can’t find notes or melodies although she does render Sweet Alice, Ben Bolt for the amusement of the boys. Svengali is not to be deterred as we will learn.
Trilby and Little Billie hit it off so that he proposed marriage to her. However Trilby is an artist’s model and models were notoriously sexually lax even being thought of as a prototype of prostitute. Billie is of a higher social status so when his mother visits she is horrified at the prospect of the union drawing Billie back to England scotching the marriage. This might be compared to Jeannie’s reeducation in Nodier’s version.
Trilby suffers tribulations, just as Jeannie did, finally ending up on Svengali’s doorstep. He takes her in because of her marvelous oral cavity.
The pair disappear into the wilds of the East. Svengali is not only a great musician but an unscrupulous first rate hypnotist. Hypnotism was a hot topic at the end of the century. Du Maurier and a friend actually practiced the art on girls back in the 1850s.
There is no hope of teaching Trilby to sing in her natural state but Svengali discovers that he can, as it were, project his musical knowledge into Trilby while she is in a hypnotic state. Hypnotized she made Jenny Lind sound like an amateur. The only problem was that she could only sing when Svengali was making direct eye contact with her. Apparently George is indicating the supposed Mesmeric magnetic fluid of the hypnotist flowing to the hypnotized.
Having organized his repertoire Svengali creates a magnificent career for himself and Trilby taking Europe by storm. Thus we have an allegory of the Jewish exploitation of Europe while Svengali functions as a psychic Vampyre. While not drawing blood he usurps Trilby’s life force as we will see when she is in her death throes.
Svengali arrives in London for shows where Billie and his friends will see her. Svengali hates Billie with more than passion. Conducting Trilby he glances up to see Billie thus breaking eye contact while dying from an apoplectic fit. Trilby’s career is ended.
Svengali dead, Trilby who had been under total hypnosis for years can no long survive on her own. Thus while Little Billie sought to fill Svengali’s shoes he fails miserably; Trilby’s dying words are Svengali, Svengali, Svengali.
In this unassuming but amazing novel Du Maurier demonstrates Europe’s relationship with the Jews since Emancipation. He demonstrates perfectly psychic vampirism whereas others used terms to describe the Jews as bloodsuckers or parasites.
It is significant that DuMaurier uses the metaphor of hypnosis. Even as Trilby was taking the world by storm, it is described as the first modern bestseller, the ultimate Jewish Vampyre, the Great Satan himself was finding his future career in Vienna, Sigmund Freud. Freud was the West’s real Svengali.
After Anton Mesmer unleashed Mesmerism, also known as Animal Magnetism (meaning humans as magnets as opposed to iron) certain disciples improved on the principles while developing them into a system. As a new phenomenon Mesmerism was rejected by the academy. Hypnotism became a stage attraction used to amuse an audience. But then one of the first great psychiatrists, a Frenchman by the name of Jean Martin Charcot who presided at the Salpetriere women’s asylum in Paris associated hypnotism with hysteria in women and began using it thus legitimizing it.
About the time Du Maurier was putting Trilby in order Freud was visiting Charcot in France. Freud had begun as a research biologist. He was consumed by the ambition to be a great man; he soon learned there was no future for him in biology or medicine so he thrashed around to find a field more open to manipulation. He teamed up with a physician who dabbled in psychology, hysteria in female patients, Joseph Breuer from whom he saw the possibilities in the field that was in a nascent state thus being open to seizure. He made his pact with Satan.
Satan was of course a pre-enlightenment mythical figure like God and actually, the Vampyre. Unlike the God principle that sought the best in mankind Satanism indulged the worst passions. As Freud was as consumed with hatred of the European as his fellow Jews he set out to exalt the Jews and demean and destroy Europeans.
Freud made few if any original contributions purloining from Charcot and Charcot’s great student Pierre Janet among others. Guilty of what amounts to theft or psychic vampirism Freud then had to destroy Janet’s et al. reputation and bring them down and bury them which he did. He, for instance talks about his discovery of the unconscious. In a masterful way he hypnotized the world into believing that he had discovered the unconscious whereas Mesmer had exposed the concept and others had worked to develop it over the nineteenth century. Freud merely developed a pernicious version of the unconscious and managed to impose that version on the world.
Now, the Jews had been busy seeking to undermine Science in an effort to lower the value to that of the Talmud- what Barbara Spectre calls Jewish knowledge- to make Jewish phantasies equal to Aryan thought. Darwin’s concept of Evolution had been the intellectual Atom Bomb of the nineteenth century. Few ideas have been so stoutly resisted as that of Evolution. An Earth millions, even billions of years old, completely discredited the supposed creation of the universe less than six thousand years ago by the Jews. If science was right then the Jews were fantastics living a lie or at least fictional view of history. It is easy to understand their need to overturn Science.
Quite simply Jewish views were exploded. A tedious Jew by the name of Henri Bergson sought to inject creationism into Darwin’s biology. While this effort has never been an unqualified success it has strengthened the religious argument thus undermining science.
While Einstien’s reputation has been pumped up into amazing proportions his physics seem to have come from the back of his neck. Nevertheless he has confused the discipline while as a sainted Jew few wish to challenge his ‘thought experiments’. You all know that one about the elevator in space.
So Franz Boaz attacked the discipline of Anthropology injecting religion into it. To attack this notion could discredit one as an anti-Semite while losing your credibility and job. Blacklisted, as it were. And the keystone of the Jewish attack on Aryan Science has been Freud’s theories of psycho-analysis.
Freud was said to have abandoned the use of hypnosis very early by the year of 1900 presumably because he was an inept hypnotist. This is really throwing dust in our eyes. Freud abandoned the hocus-pocus of hypnotism because he found it wasn’t needed. He understood more perfectly the role of suggestion in influencing behavior. Thus it was possible to hypnotize whole crowds, even peoples, by suggestion, then indoctrination and finally conditioning. By 1915 he had his system worked out and from that date on was busy putting it into effect.
Part of his success was effected through the disorientation of Europeans through constant innovation and change. So-called common sense had been proven ridiculous by the overturning of not only long held beliefs but seemingly incontrovertible beliefs. The very notion of the Eternal God of Jewish legend had been proven false for those with eyes to see. Nothing challenged the notion of the Eternal God more than the theory of Evolution. Old beliefs die stubbornly and none more stubbornly than that of God the Father and Creator. Not surprisingly the search for proof of life after death, the most cherished of all beliefs, became of central importance. Those who could tolerate the absence of God also refuse to give up the belief in eternal life after death. Du Maurier was representative in supposing that his works proved life after death. With his ‘proofs’ he was content to die and disappear into the sun. That’s how The Martian ends.
Doubts about God gave impetus to other suppressed religious beliefs such as the occult science and Satanism. When God ‘died’ in our Sixties the son of Satan was born in the movie Rosemary’s Baby. It is not coincidental that Satanism after having been suppressed for millennia began its rise toward its current status of primary belief of today. Nor is it coincidence that Freud and his Jews would be primary propagators.
Equally unsettling to the psyche and as I believe as the importance of Evolution was the Wright brothers discovery of how to keep a heavier than air plane afloat in the ether. The achievement overturned all beliefs making anything believable. If men could fly than nothing was impossible or maybe even improbable.
And for the Jews their discovery of a New World in the nineteenth century was fortuitous indeed. Apart from a few Portuguese Jews in the seventeenth century the vanguard of the Jewish invasion arrived in the wake of the failed revolution of 1848. This contingent rapidly established itself quickly acclimating and taking advantage of all the fabulous technological achievements of nineteenth century Aryans while being aided by European Jewish fortunes.
Prior to the nineteenth century people’s clothes were hand made. Aided by the sewing machine and the development of cities a whole new industry of the needle trades developed. When Eastern Jewish immigration began in the 1870s the needle trades were appropriated by the Jews while large numbers of Eastern Jews were directed to this industry.
Thus the Eastern Jews found a relatively easy access to American life. There was no resistance to speak of in the United States while to the enterprising person opportunity to acquire wealth was nearly unbounded.
As most of the Jews chose to remain in New York City, then the commercial capital of the US, and as Jews comprised twenty-five to thirty percent of its population and therefore of the labor pool obviously Jewish infiltration of the cultural life of the US was immediate and pervasive.
New York City then became the Jewish capital of the US and, indeed, the world. New York City became a competitor of Washington DC as a governing body. The US was a safe haven from which Jews could direct the subjugation of Europe. Jewish hatred of the Russian Czars that led directly to WWI was managed from the US. Jewish machinations caused the diplomatic break with Russia. The idea was apparently to draw Germany into a war with Russia in an effort to destroy the Czar. Thus was achieved by the assassination of the Austrian Grand Duke at Sarajevo.
Research indicates that the assassination was planned and directed from the Grand Masonic Lodge in Paris which means the Jews.
Perhaps the War in the West was not in the planning but an inevitable result once the war began. In any event the Jewish hatred of Europeans resulted in the Great European Holocaust or what some call the Second Thirty Years War.
Continuation in Clip 5 continues.
October 28, 2015
Outsiders Like Trump And Carson
One expects the struggle between the Establishment and the political interlopers Trump and Carson to be continually evolving as the Es attempt to destroy Trump and Carson.
A dodge that seems to be gaining currency is to depict the interlopers as political and social outsiders. Naturally this will involve the age old concept of divide and destroy. Pit the one against the other.
One fears, fear is a big issue in this election as ‘outsiders’ are said to be devoured by fear and loathing while the insiders are healthy, strapping lads and lassies although uniformly on the fey side, hey Leslie?
The ‘insiders’ should tread lightly as they are a distinct minority compared to we ‘outsiders’. Insiders care nothing for those not inside their clique and none of us are close to being insiders. None us get thirty-five million dollar bonuses while the economy is circling the drain. None of us get tens of millions in salaries in addition while millions of outsiders go unemployed. Who do the Insiders think they are kidding?
Why should we vote for their candidate so we can be fleeced some more. And we are being fleeced. Trump has the courage to say so. Never forget, his life is now on the line. If he doesn’t succeed he is a dead man.
Actually the Insiders are condemning themselves as being more outside the voters than the Outsiders they condemn. We the people are all outsiders compared to the miniscule group of selfish Insiders. None of us are inside. None of the Insiders are our friends.
Why vote to be enslaved by Insiders for their profit when we have a perfectly good Outsider in Trump?
October 26, 2015
The Vampyres Of New York
I’ve been searching around for a more discursive format for a while now; I think I’ve finally found one. I have been a great admirer of the German Romantic writer E. T. A. Hoffmann for several decades now. He has been described as a prolific author of twenty volumes in German although most of that remains untranslated. Mostly there are collection of twenty or so from his tales.
Hoffmann was at one time very famous. The opera Tales Of Hoffman by Offenbach is based on his stories perpetuating his name better than he could himself. Then I got wind of a two volume work (a thousand pages) called The Serapion Brethren. On the off chance that it was available I searched specifically for the title on Amazon as it didn’t come up under the author’s name. And, lo! it turned up from some hidden corner of that giant book store. Why it isn’t up front with the various collections is beyond me. Having obtained my copy I am now half way through it. A fabulous book.
I don’t think Hoffman fans are legion but I know there are a lot of us; if any of them haven’t learned of the existence of The Serapion Brethren the way is now clear, two volumes, less than fifty dollars on Amazon. Not my point but I pass the info on.
The format Hoffman uses is perfect for what I want to do. The idea of The Brethren is that a group of writers (artists) get together to discuss their stories written according to a serapiontic point of view. Thus Hoffmann presents a couple dozen of his amazing stories within a framework of these meetings and discussions.
Hoffmann was an amazing psychologist far far ahead of his times. In a generation since the advent of Anton Mesmer’s discovery of the unconscious, while Mesmer was still living, Hoffman takes psychology to a level such as Sigmund Freud nearly a hundred years on was able to borrow from it wholesale. As Freud refers to Hoffmann by name it is certain that he read him while Freud a Jew brought up within German culture had access to all twenty volumes of his work. Hoffmann was current of psychological matters while making his own contributions. He refers to the Frenchman Phillipe Pinel of Paris’ Salpetriere Insane Asylum. Pinel was the first to remove the fetters with which inmates were chained thus beginning a more human and understanding treatment of inmate. Hoffmann himself visited insane asylums for study and reflection.
It was Pinel who first came up with the idea that the insane were afflicted with a Fixed Idea, the Idee Fixe of Pierre Janet who worked at the Salpetriere with the great Jean Martin Charcot in the last third of the nineteenth century. Freud also picked up on the notion incorporating it into his corpus as ‘fixation’ or reminiscences.
Hoffmann’s stories are examinations of various fixed ideas or phantoms. And what stories. Mademoiselle Scuderi is one of the greatest stories ever written. When I say stories, these are mainly novellas not short stories. They are mostly 50 to 100 pages thus giving the imagination greater latitude with superior character development.
Hoffman himself was a very accomplished individual. His first longing was to be a great composer hence music motifs abound. Teaming up with La Motte Fouque, another great German Romantic write he wrote the music to Fouque’s great novella Undine while Fouque wrote the libretto. Writing mainly after 1809 to about 1822 Hoffman was close in time to the great composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Handel and others being very familiar with their work while being able to discuss it knowingly as a composer himself and in his early career a director of opera houses. His knowledge of European music and art from its origins is encyclopedic. He provides names you have never heard of that will send you scurrying to the internet to possibly find more info, view the pictures on images.
This is rich stuff for any artist/litterateur or musician. Don’t delay, enrich your life today.
Thus in my using Hoffmann’s format I hope it will be possible to examine and interrelate disparate historical elements into a unified whole relating to today’s events. While Hoffmann’s work is mainly fiction I intend to write accurate history that reads like fiction. Hoffman himself fictionalizes certain stories in a historical manner.
For instance his terrific story The Singers’ Contest deals with a historical or semi-historical event in thirteenth century Germany between various historical Master Singers including Wolfram von Eschenbach who wrote the great German version of the story of Percival.
As a Romantic in reaction to the Enlightenment Hoffmann blends the fantastic or spiritual with scientific reality. Indeed that is the point of his writing, identifying the religious side of the mind from the real or scientific. It is that aspect of his writing that attracts me.
He opens his treatise with the story of a contemporary mad monk Serapion who thought that he was Saint Anthony living in the Theban desert while actually being in Germany. Serapion insisted that he was in the Theban desert. Hoffmann was very sympathetic insisting that following his inner wishful thinking or delusion ‘Saint Serapion’ actually was who he believed and was actually living in the Theban desert.
Of course as Serapion was merely successful in denying reality, a quite common occurrence as Hoffmann will show, in his insane condition he was neither the saint nor in the Theban desert; however he was successfully living the saint’s life as a hermit in a wilderness. This conflict fascinates Hoffmann and it fascinates me. I find that in our own society people, society’s leaders, are living fixed ideas that have little or no relation to reality while trying to impose these fixed ideas on the entire population of the world. In other words as in Edgar Allan Poe’s great story, itself based on Hoffmann, the inmates are in control of the asylum. Thus Poe’s story The System Of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.
As I envision my work it will deal with the problems caused by inner wishful thinking as contrasted with reality. While the New York City of the Dylan period will be the central focus I see the work as wider ranging but closely related to the theme of Bob Dylan and the Vampyres Of New York.
As I envision it the work will be quite long and will be posted in chapters and sections as it is written. I have already dealt with most of the issues as posted on I, Dynamo and Contemporary Notes so that my progress should be steady and relatively quick. I expect to post one to two chapters or sections per month. Feel free to make comments or suggestions.
October 11, 2015
Jay Michaelson Talks The Talk
To Ben Carson
The redoubtable Jay Michaelson, spokesperson for the Jews, is at it again. This time his out of control rage is directed at a poor Negro, Ben Carson. Knowing that Negroes have suffered almost as much as Jews I was truly surprised at Jay’s hitherto concealed bigotry.
Ben, who as we know is running for president made some innocuous remark to set Jay off. Naturally Jay began spewing the usual ad hominem vitriol over the whole Republican Party that indirectly includes a little old domestic terrorist like me. Jay, I take personal offence at your comments.
Carson’s exact argument has been made by morons as disparate as Matt Drudge, Ted Nugent, Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano, racist ex-ballplayer John Rocker (now a favorite on the Tea Party circuit), current NRA president David Keene and former NRA president Wayne LaPierre.
Morons all says Jay, offending at least that bunch. Maybe, but Nugent is a great guitar player and that should count for something. Charlton Heston deserved at least an honorable mention even if he is dead. Oh, that’s right he was Jewish. Excuse me.
All Republicans aren’t bad according to Jay because:
There is a very decent Republican Party out there, that is…strong on Israel…’
Now we know what makes a good Republican, they’re Neo-cons.
Jay who looks to have been born around 1980 or so still considers himself a victim of the holocaust, you knew this was heading there, didn’t you? Jay rants on:
Second, Carson’s (the poor Black fellow) statement is so offensive as to beggar the imagination. [That is if you’re of Jay’s persuasion, my own imagination wasn’t beggared.] Most of my grandparents, and many of my grandparents generation, died when the Nazis and their Ukranian [Now you know why the US is assaulting the Ukraine.] collaborators rounded up entire villages and massacred them in the forest. So, Dr. Carson [Son of Dr. Mengele] what killed them was gun control?
No, what killed them was anti-Semitism, bigotry, hatred and extreme nationalism [All strong Jewish characteristics.] all of which, incidentally are far more prevalent on the right than on the left. In the ADL’s words, “Gun control did not cause the holocaust; Nazis and anti-Semitism did.”
Now, hold on there a minute Jay. Let’s examine that past passage a bit. you seem to imply that the Jews were totally innocent in this matter, innocent collateral damage. Yet it is absolutely clear that the Jews were first to declare war on Germany and not the other way around. In early 1933 before anything had been done to the Jews, they publicly declared war on Germany. True, check it out. As Roosevelt’s henchmen they instituted a worldwide boycott and blockade on shipments of food and medicines to Germany that got tighter and tighter as the thirties wore on. Germany depended on imported food Jay so what your Jews were doing was committing genocide on the German people. Be fair Jay, if you can, if you don’t eat you die. Yes, the Jews were using food as a weapon of mass destruction.
So, ask yourself a question Jay, would you leave an enemy sworn to your destruction behind your lines? Of course not. What would your own Jews do in a similar situation Jay? I’m asking you to remember the Amalekites now Jay. You know what you would do. And that’s what the Nazi’s did.
I think you’re right though Jay. Gun control had nothing to do with it.