March 26, 2015 at 3:55 pm #19913
Anthony Sutton describes how Prescott Bush, the father of George Bush Senior was one of the infamous Wall Street Nazi bankers. Sutton tells how Prescott Bush, acting as an older member or ‘patron’ of Skull and Bones, was initiating freshly tapped recruits. It was a routine adventure that all new members go through, and this particular initiation involved going on a night excursion to a tomb and raiding it. It was Geronimo’s tomb. Who was Geronimo ? Geronimo was the last rebel Indian. He was the great leader of the Native America Indian Resistance during their final round-up. The wealthy families were again taking land from the natives and now forcing them into reservations, breaking the promises to not encroach any more on the inhabitants of North America. Geronimo was fighting the good fight against this final indignation, and of course he was eventually captured. He was never allowed to return to his own people and for the rest of his life he was kept under a kind of house arrest. After he died, his body was put in a grave that was not kept secret or given any honor. A few years later, during the 20th century, the Skull and Bones’ new recruits, with ‘Patron’ Prescott Bush in the lead, stole Geronimo’s skull out of the lonely grave.
Some years later Geronimo’s tribe and relatives demanded his bones be brought to their reservation and re-buried. But when the skeleton was exhumed from the grave, the skull was missing. Ned Anderson, Geronimo’s descendant fought a court battle for the dignity of the great Native American Leader. During the proceedings Ned Anderson learned about the raid and theft of Geronimo’s skull by Prescott Bush during a Skull and Bones Initiation rite. He was probably given the information by an anonymous member of Skull and Bones. In the end, Skull and Bones surrendered three different skulls, one being the skull of a child. But Geronimo’s skull was never surrendered.March 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm #19914March 26, 2015 at 4:21 pm #19915
US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program
Obama revenge for Netanyahu’s Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel’s top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move.
In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.
But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.
The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu’s March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.
Another highly suspicious aspect of the document is that while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel’s sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document.
The 386-page report entitled “Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations” gives a detailed description of how Israel advanced its military technology and developed its nuclear infrastructure and research in the 1970s and 1980s.
Israel is “developing the kind of codes which will enable them to make hydrogen bombs. That is, codes which detail fission and fusion processes on a microscopic and macroscopic level,” reveals the report, stating that in the 1980s Israelis were reaching the ability to create bombs considered a thousand times more powerful than atom bombs.
The revelation marks a first in which the US published in a document a description of how Israel attained hydrogen bombs.
The report also notes research laboratories in Israel “are equivalent to our Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories,” the key labs in developing America’s nuclear arsenal.
Israel’s nuclear infrastructure is “an almost exact parallel of the capability currently existing at our National Laboratories,” it adds.
“As far as nuclear technology is concerned the Israelis are roughly where the U.S. was in the fission weapon field in about 1955 to 1960,” the report reveals, noting a time frame just after America tested its first hydrogen bomb.
Institute for Defense Analysis, a federally funded agency operating under the Pentagon, penned the report back in 1987.
Aside from nuclear capabilities, the report revealed Israel at the time had “a totally integrated effort in systems development throughout the nation,” with electronic combat all in one “integrated system, not separated systems for the Army, Navy and Air Force.” It even acknowledged that in some cases, Israeli military technology “is more advanced than in the U.S.”
Declassifying the report comes at a sensitive timing as noted above, and given that the process to have it published was started three years ago, that timing is seen as having been the choice of the American government.
US journalist Grant Smith petitioned to have the report published based on the Freedom of Information Act. Initially the Pentagon took its time answering, leading Smith to sue, and a District Court judge to order the Pentagon to respond to the request.
Smith, who heads the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, reportedly said he thinks this is the first time the US government has officially confirmed that Israel is a nuclear power, a status that Israel has long been widely known to have despite being undeclared.March 27, 2015 at 10:48 am #19942March 27, 2015 at 11:24 am #19943
Anton Chaitkin provides a rather unappealing description of this prominent figure in Freemasonry:
Albert Pike is one of the most physically and morally repulsive individuals in American history. Horribly obese-easily 300lbs. or more – Pike was known in his adopted state of Arkansas as a practitioner of Satanism. His reported sexual proclivities included sitting astride a phallic throne in the woods, accompanied by a gang of prostitutes. He would bring to his revels one or more wagon-loads of food and liquor, most of which he would consume over a period of perhaps 48 hours, until he passed into a stupor. (Chaitkin, Treason in America, 234-35)
In addition to occult practices and deviant sexual appetites, Pike also openly expressed his derision for other ethnicities and embraced racist affiliations:
Pike was thrilled at the chance he got to kill Spanish-Americans in the Mexican War; he pushed himself forward in Arkansas politics with noisy anti-Negro and pro-slavery rhetoric; and in the 1850s he became the leading Southern organizer and boss of the American Party or “Know-Nothings” – the third-party grouping based on hatred and fear of immigrants.
In 1858 Albert Pike and 11 of his collaborators issued a circular calling for the expulsion of free Negroes and mulattoes from Arkansas, citing “the laziness and bestiality of a degraded race,” their “immorality, filth and laziness,” and calling the Negro “so worthless and depraved an animal.” (Chaitkin, Treason in America, 235)
According to researcher Des Griffin, Pike served in the Confederate Army as a brigadier-general (62-66). Given his Masonic pedigree and racist affiliations, it would not be unreasonable to surmise that Pike’s military service was premised on some devotion to the Confederacy’s institution of slavery. Masonry’s role in the formation of the Confederacy could provide clues concerning the rebellion’s racist character. The Masonic religion itself exhibits distinctly racialist elements, presenting the Anglo-Saxon as the divinely ordained instrument for the creation of a novus ordo seclorum. In a September 1950 issue of New Age Magazine, which was the official publication of the Supreme Council, 33rd Degree Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, C. William Smith declares:
Looking back into history, we can easily see that the Guiding Hand of Providence has chosen the Nordic people to bring in and unfold the new order of the world. Records clearly show that 95 percent of the colonials were Nordics… Anglo-Saxons. Providence has chosen the Nordic race to unfold the “New Age” of the world… a “Novus Ordo Seclorum.” (551)
For many years, a policy of Masonic apartheid governed the membership policies of the Lodge. While the Prince Hall Grand Lodge admits black members, this enclave is a separate organizational entity from the Scottish Rite and York networks. According to John J. Robinson, black Masons constitute “just a fraction of a fraction of one percent of total membership” (324).
Moreover, from the vantage point of the mainstream Lodge, the practices of black Masons are “spurious, illegitimate imitation” (Shaw and McKenney 29). Even with the significant advances made by the civil rights movement, the Lodge’s systemic racism continued unabated. William J. Whalen explains: “By 1987, decades after most American institutions had accepted racial integration, only four of the forty-nine Grand Lodges could count even one black member in their jurisdictions” (23-25). While lodges in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts eventually did initiate “a handful of blacks,” Whalen contends that “regular Freemasonry remains ninety-nine and forty-four hundredths percent white” (23-25).
Pike himself decried the inclusion of black members in the Lodge: “I took my obligations from white men, not from negroes. When I have to accept negroes as brothers or leave Masonry, I shall leave it” (qutd. in Darrah 319).
Ironically, Pike’s virulent racism did not prevent the 33rd Degree Freemason from collaborating with the more aggressive Indian tribes against the North. Pencak states that the South employed a “pattern of guerilla violence” before and after the rebellion (19). Pike’s military tactics typified this ruthless pattern, as is evidenced by the brutal army he assembled during his tenure as the Confederacy’s Indian Commissioner. Des Griffin recounts the creation of Pike’s army:
The Confederate authorities appointed him Indian Commissioner charged with the most savage tribes to raise an army of warriors. To aid him in the creation of the new army, he was made governor over Indian Territory. When the army, composed of Chickasawa, Comanches, Cherokees, Miami, Osages, Kansas and Choctawa came into being, it was placed under Pike’s command. Among all the tribes he was known as “the faithful pale-face friend and protector.”
Pike and his army of savages participated in an orgy of atrocities under the cloak of legitimate warfare. This barbarism was so terrible that the foreign powers intervened. Representations made by England, threatening intervention in the name of humanity, finally compelled Jefferson Davis to disband his auxiliary Indian troops. (66)
Pike had given the South its own Civil War-era Mai Lai Massacre. The moral outrage of the Confederacy’s foreign allies notwithstanding, Pike’s own unique brand of guerilla violence may have continued after the war through the KKK. Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia details Pike’s role in the formation of the KKK:
In May 1866, a group of returned veterans and other young men of Pulaski County, Tennessee, undertook to organize a social or recreational society, the name kuklos (Greek for band or circle) being suggested, which was promptly converted into Ku Klux, and Klan naturally followed.
About that time, a body of bad Negroes and worse Whites had begun a career of outrage against Southern Whites, and the unusual social conditions prevailing caused Ku Klux Klans to be organized in adjoining states, and the development went into its second stage in which it revenged some wrongs and committed others of its own.
Albert Pike was the Chief Judicial Officer of the KKK (620)March 28, 2015 at 8:02 am #19963
Insects insects trapped in amber from 100 million (?) years agoMarch 29, 2015 at 7:48 am #20023
Former Australian prime ministers Robert Menzies, Howard Holt, John Gorton, Bob Hawke and John Howard all compliantly sent Australian troops to fight US wars. But in the early 1970s, Whitlam’s government had the courage to bring Australian soldiers home from the US war in Vietnam.
For this audacious action, Labor would never be forgiven by then-US president Richard Nixon, the CIA, Rupert Murdoch, the CIA, and corrupt conservative premiers Bob Askin (NSW) and Joe Bjelke-Petersen (Queensland) — who all hated Whitlam as though he were Che Guevara.
Whitlam’s election in 1972 began a short-lived era in which the stated aims of the new Labor government were to promote equality and involve the people in decision-making processes.
Within two weeks of Whitlam’s election, conscription was abolished and draft resisters released from jail. Voting rights were extended to all Australians over 18, and university fees abolished.
Whitlam’s youth constituency also gained community radio stations, and the Whitlam government intended to decriminalise marijuana. Aborigines were granted land rights in the Northern Territory.
Whitlam was less subservient than his Liberal predecessors to Washington’s foreign policy directions. He took a more critical line in foreign policy, condemning Nixon’s 1972 bombing offensive against North Vietnam and warned he might draw Indonesia and Japan into protests against the bombing.
The People’s Republic of China was recognised and the Whitlam government spoke up in the United Nations for Palestinian rights. The French were condemned for testing nuclear weapons in the South Pacific, and refugees fleeing the CIA-backed coup in Chile were welcomed.
Nixon and the CIA found such independence intolerable. After Whitlam was re-elected in 1974, and Jim Cairns became his deputy, Nixon ordered the CIA to review US policy towards Australia. Although the CIA’s response to Nixon has never been released, it seems it began a covert operation to destabilise the Whitlam government began then.
The puppet masters who led the coup were Ted Shackley and Marshal Green. Nixon appointed Green as US Ambassador to Australia in 1973. Nick-named “the coup-master”, Green had been involved in several countries where the CIA had masterminded coups, such as Indonesia (1965) and Cambodia (1970).March 29, 2015 at 9:11 am #20024March 29, 2015 at 9:59 am #20027
Once upon a time—and a fairly long time it was—most of the thickly settled parts of the world had something called feudalism. It was a way of organizing society hierarchically. Typically, at the very top there was a sovereign (king, prince, emperor, pharaoh, along with some high priests). Below the sovereign were several ranks of noblemen, with hereditary titles. Below the noblemen were commoners, who likewise inherited their stations in life, be it by being bound to a piece of land upon which they toiled, or by being granted the right to engage in a certain type of production or trade, in case of craftsmen and merchants. Everybody was locked into position through permanent relationships of allegiance, tribute and customary duties: tribute and customary duties flowed up through the ranks, while favors, privileges and protection flowed down.
It was a remarkably resilient, self-perpetuating system, based largely on the use of land and other renewable resources, all ultimately powered by sunlight. Wealth was primarily derived from land and the various uses of land. Here is a simplified org chart showing the pecking order of a medieval society.
Feudalism was essentially a steady-state system. Population pressures were relieved primarily through emigration, war, pestilence and, failing all of the above, periodic famine. Wars of conquest sometimes opened up temporary new venues for economic growth, but since land and sunlight are finite, this amounted to a zero-sum game.
But all of that changed when feudalism was replaced with capitalism.March 29, 2015 at 10:11 am #20028March 31, 2015 at 7:09 am #20079
A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said.
Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow’s stomach.
They were “astonished” to find it almost completely wiped out methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA.
Their findings will be presented at a national microbiology conference.
The remedy was found in Bald’s Leechbook – an old English manuscript containing instructions on various treatments held in the British Library.
Anglo-Saxon expert Dr Christina Lee, from the University of Nottingham, translated the recipe for an “eye salve”, which includes garlic, onion or leeks, wine and cow bile.
Experts from the university’s microbiology team recreated the remedy and then tested it on large cultures of MRSA.March 31, 2015 at 8:02 am #20083
Although known to historians and religious experts, the centuries-old political and economic influence of a group known in Turkish as the “Dönmeh” is only beginning to cross the lips of Turks, Arabs, and Israelis who have been reluctant to discuss the presence in Turkey and elsewhere of a sect of Turks descended from a group of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition in the 16th and 17th centuries. These Jewish refugees from Spain were welcomed to settle in the Ottoman Empire and over the years they converted to a mystical sect of Islam that eventually mixed Jewish Kabbala and Islamic Sufi semi-mystical beliefs into a sect that eventually championed secularism in post-Ottoman Turkey. It is interesting that “Dönmeh” not only refers to the Jewish “untrustworthy converts” to Islam in Turkey but it is also a derogatory Turkish word for a transvestite, or someone who is claiming to be someone they are not.
The Donmeh sect of Judaism was founded in the 17th century by Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi, a Kabbalist who believed he was the Messiah but was forced to convert to Islam by Sultan Mehmet IV, the Ottoman ruler. Many of the rabbi’s followers, known as Sabbateans, but also “crypto-Jews,” publicly proclaimed their Islamic faith but secretly practiced their hybrid form of Judaism, which was unrecognized by mainstream Jewish rabbinical authorities. Because it was against their beliefs to marry outside their sect, the Dönmeh created a rather secretive sub-societal clan.
The Dönmeh rise to power in Turkey
Many Dönmeh, along with traditional Jews, became powerful political and business leaders in Salonica. It was this core group of Dönmeh, which organized the secret Young Turks, also known as the Committee of Union and Progress, the secularists who deposed Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II in the 1908 revolution, proclaimed the post-Ottoman Republic of Turkey after World War I, and who instituted a campaign that stripped Turkey of much of its Islamic identity after the fall of the Ottomans. Abdulhamid II was vilified by the Young Turks as a tyrant, but his only real crime appears to have been to refuse to meet Zionist leader Theodore Herzl during a visit to Constantinople in 1901 and reject Zionist and Dönmeh offers of money in return for the Zionists to be granted control of Jerusalem.April 1, 2015 at 12:32 am #20150
Seem to recall, the way David Cameron’s family got wealthy, was blood money, financing the Russo-Japanese War…
The disastrous effects to Russia of the British-inspired Russo-Japanese war provoked the 1905 Russian ‘revolution’ that lasted until 1907. That revolution paved the way for the overthrow of the Tsar and the coming to power of the nihilistic Bolsheviks in the October revolution of 1917.
The event would define Russia’s history for the next 70 years. Far from being an impediment, the fact that Tsarist Russia was a British ally in the middle of WW1 appears, at the time, to have been seen by the British and American governments as an opportunity to stab the Tsar in the back when, and from where, he least expected it.
Like the first World War, the plan for the overthrow of the Tsar and revolution in Russia was years in the making. In fact, it seems that the 1905 Russo-Japanese war was used by the aforementioned Jacob Schiff and Co. to sow the seeds of that 1917 revolution 12 years in advance.
In her book, Jacob H. Schiff: A Study in American Jewish Leadership, prolific Jewish-American author Naomi Wiener Cohen states:
“The Russo-Japanese war allied Schiff with George Kennan in a venture to spread revolutionary propaganda among Russian prisoners of war held by Japan (Kennan had access to these).
The operation was a carefully guarded secret and not until the revolution of March 1917 was it publicly disclosed by Kennan.
He then told how he had secured Japanese permission to visit the camps and how the prisoners had asked him for something to read. Arranging for the ‘Friends of Russian Freedom’ to ship over a ton of revolutionary material, he secured Schiff’s financial backing.
As Kennan told it, fifty thousand officers and men returned to Russia [as] ardent revolutionists. There they became fifty thousand “seeds of liberty” in one hundred regiments that contributed to the overthrow of the Tsar.”
While Schiff was a strident opponent of the Russian Tsar for his treatment of Russian Jews, it’s difficult to tell if sympathy for his co-religionists in Russia was the motivation for Schiff, and other Jewish Wall Street bankers and industrialists, to finance the Bolshevik revolution. After all, they all also reaped massive financial rewards as a result.
http://www.sott.net/article/294157-The-Rise-of-Russia-and-the-End-of-the-WorldApril 1, 2015 at 2:19 am #20153
After Hitler came to power in 1933, Britain’s security services MI5 and MI6 worked closely with the Nazis.
In March 1933, Guy Liddell, MI5’s German-speaking deputy head of counter-espionage, arrived in Berlin and stayed for 10 days.
Liddell was assisted by MI6’s Berlin station chief Frank Foley.
At a Nazi torture centre, Liddell and Foley met officials of the Gestapo, and were introduced to Rudolf Diels, the head of the Gestapo.
Rudolf Diels explained that it was his intention to exterminate certain pacifists, left-wingers, and other opponents of the Powers-That-Be.
Liddell and Foley were allowed to examine the files of the Gestapo and take copies back to London.
Both the Nazis and the Zionists are told to believe in a Master Race or Chosen People. The rich elite, whether Nazi or Zionist or Communist Chinese or Hindu, tend to favour ‘Authoritarianism’. Some of the ‘working class’ also support ‘Authoritarianism’.
It is to be assumed that MI5 provided the Nazis with its own lists of pacifists and other opponents of the Powers-That-Be.
Reportedly, Liddell, who got Lord Victor Rothschild into MI5, sometimes helped and sometimes hurt both the Communists and the Nazis.
During the 1930s, and during World War II, many of the top people in MI5 and MI6 reportedly helped both Hitler and Stalin.
On at least one occasion MI6 ‘infiltrated a double agent of its own into the Special Operations Executive who betrayed some 400 British and French agents to the Germans.’
The Intelligence Game – James Rusbridger
After Hitler disappeared in 1945, the USA allowed a number of top Nazi torturers to join the CIA.
Meanwhile, MI5’s Sir Anthony Blunt and his group were helping Stalin.
Blunt was not an idealist. He was working with MI5’s Lord Victor Rothschild and died a millionaire.
It can be argued that at the top of the pyramid of power, the Nazis, Communists, and Mafias all work together on behalf of the Robber Barons and Feudal Lords.
The Robber Barons and Feudal Lords were happy to support Hitler one moment, and Stalin the next moment.
Is it possible that Jews could work with Fascists?
In 1932, Oswald Mosley set up his fascist party in the UK.
Many of the key members of this fascist group were Jewish.
Jews like John Beckett (British Union Director of Publications), Bill Leaper (Editor of the Blackshirt) and Harold Soref (later Tory M.P. for Ormskirk), and the Jewish boxer Kid Lewis supported Oswald Mosley and his fascist Blackshirts.
Oswald Mosley and his supporters
And in Germany, many of the top Nazis were secretly Jewish.
And what about today?April 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm #20165
The first airborne troops of the British army landed in Greece on 4 October, 1944. England’s main goal in this country was not to defeat the German forces however, far from it, but a speedy advance to meet Soviet Marshal Tolbukhin’s troops, which had just carried out a successful operation to liberate Yugoslavia. With no resistance from German troops, the English hurried to occupy the liberated territory so as not to let the Russians into Greece.
Peace did not follow their arrival in Greece. On the contrary, military operations broke out with renewed vigour. The English were opposed to the powerful communist partisan movement ELAS. As a result, the British “liberators” began military operations against the Greeks.
Here are just a few facts about what today has become a completely hushed up conflict:April 1, 2015 at 10:51 pm #20176
Saharan ‘carpet of tools’ earliest known man-made landscape
A new intensive survey of the Messak Settafet escarpment in southern Libya, a massive outcrop of sandstone in the middle of the Saharan desert, has shown that stone tools occur everywhere across the entire landscape, averaging 75 artefacts per square metre, in an area 350 kilometres long, and on average 60 kilometres wide – approximately 21,000 square kilometres.
Researchers say this vast assemblage of stone-age tools were extracted from and discarded onto the escarpment over hundreds of thousands of years – the earliest known example of an entire landscape being modified by hominins: the group of creatures that include us and our ancestral species.
“The Messak sandstone, now in the middle of the vast sand seas of Libya, would have been a high quality rock for hominins to fracture – the landscape is in effect a carpet of stone tools, most probably made in the Middle and Upper Pleistocene,” said Dr Robert Foley, from the University of Cambridge, who conducted the research with colleague Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr.
At the simple end, large flakes of stone would have been opportunistically hacked from boulders. At the more sophisticated level, researchers found evidence that specific tools had been used to wedge into the stone in order split it.
Clusters of small quarrying pits dot the landscape, ranging up to 2 metres in diameter, and 50 centimetres in depth. These pits would have retained moisture, and the small pools would have attracted game. In many of these pits, the team found ‘trapping stones’: large stones used for traps and ties for game and cattle during the last 10,000 years.
Although stone tool manufacture dates back at least 2.5 million years, the researchers limited their estimate to one million years. Based on their and others research, they standardised population density, tool volume, the number of tools used by one person in a year and the amount of resulting debris per tool. They estimate an average density of between 0.5 and 5 million stone artefacts per square kilometre of Africa.April 3, 2015 at 2:54 pm #20208
In August 1903, he travelled to New York to generate a spiritual following there. When asked why he had come to the US, he said: “You are very prosperous in all that pertains to money, but in spiritual things you are ignorant.”
But it was his return to England, and events leading up to his court case, that saw this apparent desire to be a spiritual leader for the West become mixed with a bizarre cult of female worshippers.
His views on women were controversial with one newspaper quoting him as saying American women were “silly fools and made slaves of men”. He also later allegedly said they had no souls and were pigs.
It was at his disciples’ new headquarters in Goldhurst Terrace that the Mahatma was then accused of indecently assaulting two young women, a charge profoundly shocking to his followers.
At the court case, an advert placed in The Daily Telegraph was shown. It read: “An intelligent lady typist wanted, 8s. a week; live in; nice comfortable home. Reply to Secretary: 110 Goldhurst Terrace.”
Several young women replied and were invited for interviews.
Suzanne Allaveue, 17, told the magistrate she was shown into a room by an older woman who said there was very little typing to do and that Agamya was not a man but a god, adding: “There are many ladies here and he loves them very much. If she pleased him he would love her too. It is heaven here and outside is hell.” The Mahatma then sat down besides Ms Allaveue and said: “This house is all love, and I will love you like I love the other ladies here.” He kissed her and forced her to sit on his knee.
A second young woman, Maud Anderson, also gave evidence that she had been to the house on the same day. The Mahatma told her: “There is no work to do, all you have to do is worship me all day long and be happy with the other five disciples who are here.”
When he touched her breast she ran out of the house. After her parents complained to the police the Mahatma was arrested.
The magistrate said he had also received complaints about the Mahatma’s behaviour. He gave him a lecture about the way women should be treated in England, saying he believed his “religious professions” had been a cover for “disgusting practices”.
Agayma pleaded guilty to common assault and was sentenced to four months hard labour. He said his work in England was finished and left the court, astonished by the judge’s remarks. His groups of disciples broke up and he seemingly returned to India.April 4, 2015 at 6:16 pm #20229
It seems to me that if anyone wants to do anything about global warming, switching from fossile fuels, from oil and it’s by products like plastics and chemical fertilizers, they have to clip the wealth of ‘the four families’. Because they will do anything to maximize their profits, let alone protect their fortunes and influence. By the way, the late Dutch (German) Prince Bernhard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, was as member of the Reiter SS before WWII, which was later absorbed into the Waffen SS. He was stationed to Holland in 1934, working as a corporate spy for IG Farben. Three years later, he married Holland’s future queen Juliana, who spent her last years ‘locked away’.April 4, 2015 at 11:43 pm #20235April 4, 2015 at 11:47 pm #20236
Russian beehives.. seem to be hollowed logsApril 7, 2015 at 11:17 am #20311
Campaign to End Cold or Hot War with Russia
Friends, for the remainder of 2014, I will send articles to help us examine the nature of the U.S.-Russia relationship and how it has developed over the past 130 years. Until we understand the differences in the evolution of these two cultures, we cannot hope to untangle the current picture which is now dangerous for the entire world. Until we understand the impact of public media on the relationship between the two countries, we will be hopelessly trapped in a mesh of misunderstandings and misinterpretations.We must find ways to hold journalists responsible for irresponsible headlines and faulty war-making scenarios.Sharon Tennison
The following is from Dr. David Fogleson, Rutgers’ University Historian, specializing in U.S.-Russia history.Fogelson is author of “The American Mission and the Evil Empire”.
The Transformation of Post-Soviet Russia’s Image in the United States: Domestic and International Challenges
Dark Pictures are Easy to Paint: Journalists and American Images of post-Soviet Russia in Historical PerspectiveApril 7, 2015 at 11:24 am #20312
Kramer is notorious for these kind of shenanigans, as this recent article in the Greanville Post details at length, and it has led to wide-spread speculation that Kramer, whose previous career was in the US military, (a fact carefully omitted from any public info about him on the web), besides being a boob and as stooge, pulls down a second paycheck from US intelligence services.
He is married to the slightly batty Anna Nemtsova, of “Ukrainian swastikas are kind of cute” fame. See here, and here. Spinning nonsense about Russia is a family enterprise.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times
The New York Times has produced some very interesting pieces when it comes to the crisis in Ukraine.April 7, 2015 at 11:28 am #20313
Our embarrassing, servile media: Does the New York Times just print everything the government tells it?April 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm #20316
I am able to report one other book in english which provides some valuable information about this, in the absence of the absolutely essential book, which is Isaiah Tishby’s “Doctrine of Evil and the Shells in the Teachings of the ARI.” This other book is Lawrence Fine’s “Physician of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos.” It is not a concentrated study of the teachings themselves, but more of a biography with generous excursi into what theologians would call the Sitz im Leben of Luria as a personality, his cultural environment, the religious sociology of his community in Safed, and so on. It’s far from ideal, but it is helpful. There are a number of things I can say about the Lurianic concepts, but like other equally essential phases in the Jewish subversion of all things good, the subject is difficult in the extreme. We are talking about depths of evil which are philosophically almost inconceivable to us, and psychologically almost unendurable to contemplate. Still, I shall try.
Before I do so, however, I shall make another appeal to my Jewish readers. I know that I have at least a few, though how they feel about me is something I cannot easily guess at. Let us assume that there are one or two who agree with me that Jewish mysticism is enormously important and equally, enormously harmful. For their benefit, I shall rehearse once again my fundamental presuppositions, so that they can see what kind of research it is necessary to do. Here is a methodological axiom: we must assume that all the concepts of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ that we find in the Jewish mystical writings have to be quite literally stood on their heads, reversed, or turned inside out. What they represent as ‘good’, we have to analyse as ‘evil’, and vice versa. We are not talking about general humanistic concepts of good and evil here, because there aren’t any in this literature; for instance, the idea that kindness is good and cruelty is evil, as such, does not arise in Jewish mystical writing. If it did, my methodological axiom would not be applicable to it, since obviously (at least, to us) kindness is good and cruelty is evil, absolutely. But Jewish mystics simply do not define good and evil in this way. To them, what benefits Jewish power over the world is good, and what diminishes Jewish power over the world is evil. Since that is so, it is necessary and legitimate for us to reverse, invert, turn inside out, or however you wish to put it. And that is what I shall do.
Now, I can offer a little thumbnail sketch, so to speak, of what is happening in Jewish kabbalah, and in particular in Lurianic kabbalah, which is the most abominable and ruthlessly systematic form of Jewish mysticism, and thus the hardest and most necessary form for us to comprehend. To begin with, Luria claims, the Divinity exists as an uninterrupted plenum. That is, there is no universe, just a boundless expanse of this Entity, enjoying itself in repletion and solitude. Then, he says, an internal opposition begins to condense within this plenum. The feminine element, which he identifies with the quality of severity or harshness, gradually condenses like an excretion, constituting a ‘centre’ where previously there was no centre. The masculine element, which he identifies with kindness, wishes to rid itself of this feminine element, and literally excretes it, into a newly constituted lower realm. This is Adam Kadmon, prior to the constitution of what we call the physical universe, but already a concentrated form of impurity of which the Divinity wishes to rid itself. Now, in a second phase, Adam Kadmon himself disintegrates, and his lower portions fall into a second new realm, which is so to speak doubly impure. This becomes the physical universe.
Let us apply the methodology of reversal in order to make sense of this, and see what in our terms is so unimaginably ‘evil’ about it. His ‘evil’ shall be our ‘good’. And this is unexpectedly easy to do. It is in fact easy, once you make the mental leap, to see that the impure and doubly impure realms posited by Luria are in fact nothing but our own prehistory, made up of pagan kingdoms in which the feminine element is at least as powerful as the masculine. It is these that the Jews are supposed to conquer, to reabsorb, to ‘correct’. And in order for them to achieve this, they have to enter into these impure realms themselves, to (as we would see it) subvert them, but (as they would see it) ‘correct’ them, so that they once again become subservient to the abominable Jewish Deity. I shall proceed with this method, gradually specifying the unpleasant ways in which the Jews are taught to do this, but before I do, I want to make another appeal to my Jewish readers (assuming I have any).
My dear Jewish gentlemen and ladies, I want to ask you help in obtaining and translating the Tishby book which I mentioned at the beginning. I have given up on my erstwhile friend ‘Walter Benjamin’, who originally undertook to obtain the book (if not to translate it). I have also given up on David Solomon, the professional translator who more than twenty years ago undertook a commission to translate it but never did so. I am pretty well satisfied that there is a general Jewish determination not to translate it, in fact, because it is regarded as too dangerous. In particular, it contains an argument that in the end, when the world has been subjected to Jewish ‘correction’, all the other kingdoms of the world (kingdoms, states, countries, nations, call them what you will), will quite simply cease to exist. They will be abolished. There will be no political entity left in the world except the Jewish empire. This is such an intolerable thesis that the Jews of today, or their ruling authorities, have quite understandably decided to ensure if they can that the book is never translated. If indeed it is the case that religious, ultra-Orthodox, kabbalistic Jews are brought up with the idea that the aim of the Jewish people is to abolish all other nations, absolutely, then it is clear that the Jewish authorities, whoever they may be, would rather the Gentile world had no knowledge of this.
However, I do have knowledge of it, and I regard it as particularly important to obtain this book and if possible to translate it into english, at least for my own use. That is, I would not legally be able to publish a translation of it, since the rights to do so belong to David Solomon, whose job it is precisely not to do it. But if I can arrive at some sort of translation, I can certainly excerpt or paraphrase it whenever it suits my purpose, which is to help the Gentile world understand what it is up against. And in fact there appear to be several copies of it available on the second hand book market. Unfortunately, I cannot navigate the ordering pages for them, so my first request of my Jewish readers, assuming they can read basic hebrew better than I can, is to look at these ordering pages and see whether they can obtain these copies in the normal way, and if they can, to buy one or the other for me, for which I can then reimburse them for via PayPal. Here are two immediate options:
There is a whole list of possible copies available, here.
PS: there is also the work of Dr Ronit Meroz, which it would be foolish to ignore. According to Lawrence Fine, Dr Meroz has succeeded in identifying seven, or possibly nine, successive layers in the teaching of Luria, in what I think must have been her doctoral thesis, supervised by Moshe Idel. I have even been able to download a copy (228 pp pdf), in hebrew of course, and if I was fortunate enough to have a collaborator (or, in my dreams, a lifetime companion) who could read hebrew, I could get to work on this too. Technically, it might be possible to scan this using OCR and then put it through a translation machine. The same applies to the Tishby volume, which is only half the length, and which I still regard as the most essential text – RBApril 8, 2015 at 12:05 am #20328
After the Second World War, our superpower solved this dilemma in exactly this way and on exactly this line of reasoning. From the more or less official start of the Cold War, Harry Truman’s speech to Congress in March, 1947, announcing his policy “to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures”—that is, Communist aggression—the United States created fronts and secretly infiltrated existing nongovernmental organizations in order to advance American interests abroad.
Almost exactly twenty years after Truman’s speech, in February, 1967, the government’s cover was spectacularly blown by a college dropout. The dropout’s name was Michael Wood, and the operation he exposed was the C.I.A.’s covert use of an organization called the National Student Association. The revelation had a cascading effect, and helped to mark the end of the first phase of the Cold War.
The C.I.A. had its eye on the N.S.A. from the start—both were born in 1947, a few months after Truman’s speech—and the relationship gained steadily in strength and intimacy until the day the secret became public. Its story is now told in detail for the first time, in Karen M. Paget’s “Patriotic Betrayal” (Yale).
“Patriotic Betrayal” is an amazing piece of research. Paget has industriously combed the archives and interviewed many of the surviving players, including former C.I.A. officials. And Paget herself is part of the story she tells. In 1965, her husband, a student-body president at the University of Colorado, became an officer in the N.S.A., and, as a spouse, she was informed of the covert relationship by two former N.S.A. officials who had become C.I.A. agents.
She was sworn to secrecy. The penalty for violating the agreement was twenty years. Paget describes herself back then as “an apolitical twenty-year-old from a small town in Iowa,” and she says that she was terrified. Fifty years later, she is still angry. She has channelled her outrage into as scrupulous an investigation of the covert relationship as the circumstances allow.
One circumstance is the fact that a good deal of material is classified. Paget was able to fish up bits and pieces using the Freedom of Information Act. But most of the iceberg is still underwater, and will probably remain there. So there is sometimes an aura of vagueness around who was calling the tune and why.
The vagueness was also there by design. It was baked into the covert relationship. There was a lot of winking and nodding; that’s what helped people believe they were on the same page. But it means that much of the history of what passed between the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. is irrecoverable. Still, “Patriotic Betrayal” is a conscientious attempt to take the full measure of an iconic piece of Cold War subterfuge.
It’s a dense book. Readers will be glad for the three-page guide in the back to abbreviations and acronyms. (There are also nearly ninety pages of endnotes, with more references accessible online.) Organizationally, the N.S.A.-C.I.A. affair was quite complex. There were a number of quasi-independent parts—another reason, besides the secrecy, that it was hard to see what was really going on.
The parts included the World Federation of Democratic Youth, or W.F.D.Y., a Soviet front organization created right after the war; the International Union of Students, or I.U.S., formed at a world congress of students in Prague in 1946, with a Czech Communist elected president; and the N.S.A. itself, which was founded at a student convention in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1947, in order to represent the United States in the I.U.S.
The Madison convention also created an N.S.A. subcommittee on international affairs and gave it authority to deal with international issues. The key move was the separation of the main N.S.A. office, which was in Madison, from the international division, which was housed in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was the Cambridge branch of the N.S.A. that received most of the C.I.A.’s funding and did most of the C.I.A.’s bidding. Madison was kept out of the loop.
In 1948, there was a Communist coup in Czechoslovakia, a crucial event in the hardening of postwar relations. When the I.U.S. refused to condemn the coup, the N.S.A. withdrew and set about forming a rival group, the International Student Conference, or I.S.C. These two organizations, the I.U.S. and the I.S.C., became superpower proxies in the looking-glass war that was the Cold War. Through the N.S.A., the C.I.A. tried to orchestrate what happened in the I.S.C., just as the I.U.S. was responsive to the demands of the Kremlin.
The N.S.A. was never a virgin. Paget reveals that, even before Prague, American students were subject to surveillance and scheming by three groups of grownups: the State Department, the F.B.I., and the Catholic Church. It can be forgotten how influential a role the Church’s highly disciplined anti-Communism played in Cold War affairs. The Holy Father took a personal interest in the danger of Communist infiltration of youth organizations, including the N.S.A.; the bishops kept a close eye on Catholic student leaders; and Catholics usually voted as a bloc in N.S.A. and I.S.C. meetings.
The Pope’s anti-Communism was too rigid for the C.I.A. The agency also had little use for J. Edgar Hoover, with whom the Church collaborated in investigating students’ backgrounds, or for Senator Joseph McCarthy and his hunt for Communists in the government. Agency politics—or, rather, the politics of agency policies—were farther to the left.
The N.S.A., for example, was a forthrightly liberal organization. Civil rights was part of the agenda early on. The N.S.A.’s second president (1948-49), James (Ted) Harris, was an African-American (and a Catholic). Its fourth president (1950-51) was the future civil-rights and antiwar activist Allard Lowenstein (not a Catholic). The N.S.A. helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, a principal organizer of the march from Selma that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, in 1965. And the N.S.A.’s politics were typical of most of the organizations in the C.I.A.’s covert network: they were socially progressive, anti-colonialist, and sometimes even socialist.
One customary explanation is that the people who ran covert operations at the C.I.A. from 1947 to 1967 were not right-wing jingoists. They were liberal anti-Communists, veterans of Roosevelt’s Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the C.I.A. They were good guys who despised the Soviet Union as a traitor to progressive principles.
If people held this belief about the C.I.A., the agency exploited it. C.I.A. officials used to tell N.S.A. students who were in the know—the agency’s term for them was “witting” (or “witty”)—that, while the State Department supported authoritarian dictatorships, the C.I.A. supported foreign students who were involved in democratic resistance and national liberation movements. This was supposed to make the N.S.A. students feel that they had bargained with the right devil.April 8, 2015 at 9:04 am #20331
“ This was the order of human institutions: first the forests, after that the huts, then the villages, next the cities, and finally the academies.”
Giambattista Vico, The New Science
‘What the fuck do you think an English forest is for?’ raged Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, when served with a notice to move his caravan from its woodland clearing, in Jez Butterworth’s 2009 anti-Arcadian play, Jerusalem. The kids who come there, he claimed, are safer than at home. This is where the wild things are. The opening stage direction: ‘England at midnight’.
Butterworth’s explosive ‘state of the nation’ drama raised many questions about the state of the nation. In a highly urbanised society, talk of the ‘meaning’ of the forest today might seem anachronistic. Yet it raises anew the spectre of waking up to find that many historic freedoms–about rights to roam and freely associate (and on occasions run foul of the law)–have been subtly suborned, or deleted.
As the 1215 Magna Carta is being celebrated, it is a good time to remember its significant addendum, the 1217 Charter of the Forest. The Forest Charter formalised the right of unbonded men to access and use of the goods of the royal forests (grazing, fuel, food), while implicitly assuming the right to wander freely in the landscape as well as providing a place of refuge for those cast out of the social order. Forest sentiments still run deep, it would seem. It was public protest against the sale of Forestry Commission woodlands which prompted the first political turnaround of the present Coalition government in 2011.
Since 1215 such rights have been subject to political reversal. ‘Claim and counter-claim have been the condition of forest life for centuries,’ wrote historian E.P.Thompson, in his forensic dissection of the 1723 Black Act in Whigs and Hunters (1975). That Act introduced nearly 50 new capital offences, and was brought in to come down hard on poachers in the Windsor Forest. It resulted in a flurry of executions at Tyburn of villagers who had gone into Windsor and other forests in disguise (blacked up, hence the Black Act) or armed with staves or guns, poaching for deer.April 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm #20343April 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm #20347
I am very sad to learn Oliver Rackham has died. I have several of his books. Excellent man. He was a big influence in my life.
The monumental Ancient Woodland: Its History, Vegetation and Use in England (1980, and enlarged 2003) presented a mass of original information and ideas gathered from Oliver’s studies across the whole of south-eastern England. It covered woodland soils, descriptions of the types of woodland, and most importantly a critical analysis of the various kinds of information on woodland history and management – pollen analysis, medieval manuscripts and later maps, earthworks, archaeological artefacts, place names – and their application to specific woods, for many of which he provided his own invaluable hand-drawn maps.
There are so many hedge rows around here like this, and I often think of Rackham and stuff in his books when I look at them. I learned a lot from him.April 9, 2015 at 8:12 pm #20379
Michael Josselson, an American intelligence officer involved in psychological warfare, and Nicolas Nabokov, a White Russian composer (cousin of the novelist Vladimir), came together in post-war Berlin during the highly selective de-nazification programme which exonerated prominent Nazi sympathisers like Wilhelm Furtwängler and Elizabeth Schwarzkopf. They later joined forces with the agitator Melvin Lasky, whose rabidly anti-Communist speeches had earned him the title of the ‘Father of the Cold War’ in Berlin. Backed by generous funding arranged by the fledgling CIA, these three shadowy men became the fixers who conspired to control European cultural life.
Their clandestine machinations throw a very different light on America’s reputation as the custodian of freedom in the post-war world, and indeed on her generosity. American capital may well have rebuilt much of Europe, but it did so because the U.S. wanted a homogeneous European society fashioned in its own image that it could economically and politically control. This also meant suborning its front-rank thinkers and artists.
The initial CIA strategy was to champion European intellectuals and artists from the non-Communist Left, including former Communists like Arthur Koestler, in order to create a cultural bulwark against Soviet Russia.
Through a host of bogus philanthropic foundations, the CIA established the ostensibly independent Congress for Cultural Freedom, a forum for anti-Communist thought, and secretly bankrolled pro-American magazines, like Der Monat and Encounter (both of which Lasky eventually edited). In doing so it hoped not only to eclipse European interest in the Soviet Union, but ultimately to encourage Europeans to embrace American culture.
A very bleak picture is painted here of a generation of minds that allowed itself to be coerced into equating the idea of freedom with the Pax Americana. Apart from Sartre and Camus, it seems, few could resist the lure of the Yankee dollar. Prominent British writers were amongst the most compromised. The excuses given by the supposedly ‘gullible’ Stephen Spender and others that they did not realise that the Congress for Cultural Freedom and Encounter were being funded by the CIA, seem lame if not downright mendacious.
Behind the scenes at Encounter lurked the egregious British intelligence agent and broadcaster, Malcolm Muggeridge, whose face was so ubiquitous on the BBC in the Sixties. In reality, Muggeridge worked for the largely unexamined Information Research Department of the Foreign Office, set up by Attlee in 1948 as a sister organisation to the CIA to counteract the spread of Communism. It was to this department that another champion of freedom, George Orwell, shopped thirty-five ‘Communist fellow-travellers’ in 1949, the year he published Nineteen Eighty-Four.
In hindsight, what is most remarkable about this whole conspiracy is the importance Washington attached to winning over the European intelligentsia, as if this held the key to popular support. Ms Saunders believes it was the ingrained cultural inferiority of the Americans that made them so desperate to succeed in the cultural sphere, be it through the exportation of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the loaning of the huge canvases of Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism to European galleries, or simply through the worldwide dissemination of millions of copies of American novels.
Unsurprisingly, Ms Saunders confirms in her introduction that she was given no assistance in her research by the CIA itself, nor any direct access to its files. Her book covers the period up to the exposure of Encounter’s backing and the discrediting of Lasky, Josselson and Nabokov at the end of the Sixties. But there is no reason to suspect American interference in European affairs, political and cultural, diminished thereafter. It will perhaps be another fifty years until we discover the influence the CIA still exerts over newspaper publication and broadcast media this side of the Atlantic.
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Those who wish to subjugate Russia will utilize every means available to do so. The primary assailant in the form of the Trilateral Commission needs to be terminated sooner or later for the good of humanity, as do the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderberg Group (BC). Likewise, the CIA, MI6 and MOSSAD (henchmen for TC, CFR and BG) need to be fully exposed as the cold-blooded killers and serial torturers that they are. All of these organizations have proven to have hardcore Nazi roots and ought to be outlawed by the community of nations.
By using every means to assail and weaken Russia, the Trilateral Commission dangerously vitiates the integrity of international order and vital trade relationships. In sowing seeds of conflict and chaos throughout the world community of nations, the Jesuits have only succeeded in creating their unsustainable version of Ordo Ad Chao. Likewise, the Anglo-American Axis has so polarized the world community of nations through their divide and conquer tactics that the karmic blowback will surely come back to each participating nation according to their degree of complicity.
If ever there was a time when cooler heads must prevail, it is now. With the global population well over 7 billion, the competition for finite natural resources, limited food supplies, and diminishing freshwater has pushed many (nations and provinces, cities and states, families and communities) into panic mode. Global Climate Change has only exacerbated this unfolding scenario. Therefore, the global village finds itself in a place whereby world peace and international cooperation are more necessary than ever.
Truly, the only way out of our current planetary predicament, fraught with so many formidable obstacles and facing such daunting challenges, is by working closely together … as never before. The old paradigms based on fear and division will simply no longer work. Those who reside at the peak of global governance surely know this; however, they are stuck — REALLY STUCK — in their self-destructive and counter-productive grooves of the past.
Therefore, the changes, which are direly needed throughout the Anglo-American Axis, will not come from the top down as they have successfully occurred in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Western Civilization requires a people-powered, grass roots driven, organically grown movement to sweep aside the prevailing unenlightened leadership. Only when it is viscerally understood that a bomb dropped on a Palestinian is a bomb dropped on everyone; that a missile fired at a Ukrainian church is fired at every house of worship, will the necessary transformation begin to manifest.
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