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Month: January, 2014

UNCOVERING THE FORCES FOR WAR by Conrad K. Grieb

In the Middle Ages, the monarchs of Europe and their Vatican string-pullers would employ immigrant Jews to be their tax collectors. This allowed the Gentile European nobility, the popes, and the Roman Catholic orders to fleece the peasants without the peasants apprehending who it was that was ultimately fleecing them. From the unsophisticated peasants came the ever-obtuse cry, “the Jews did it!” Ever since that time, the peasant masses, like the bull that keeps chasing the cape instead of the matador, have focused their wrath–when the masses were even sensate enough to have any wrath–toward “the Jews” instead of toward the orchestrating Gentile kings, queens, popes, and priests behind the scenes. This is the origin of the cyclical pogroms erupting more or less all over Europe down through the centuries since that time. This is the origin of the “brownshirt” movement in Germany that gave spawn to the Nazis; this is the origin of today’s burgeoning brownshirt movement in the U.S.A.: from elements of the Tea Party movement, the entirety of the “Christian Identity” movement, and anybody who listens to Texe Marrs, Michael Collins Piper, anybody on RBN, etc., and goes around blaming “the Zionists” for everything. These are the types that swallowed and still swallow the Jesuitical ruse called the PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION from a little over a century ago.

Okay, enough of that brief history review. Here we have a book, published in 1947, which does exactly what I just described. The author, Conrad K. Grieb, whoever he was, understood much about the secret, sinister, and over-lording nature of fiat banking. He knew that the geopolitical world was governed by international financiers behind the scenes. He had many incisively rare historical truths to record about the secret and sinister nature of Great Britain and the origin of the modern nation-state of Israel, too. But Grieb makes the mistake of blaming “the Jews” for it all; and like all such racially bigoted people that this reader has ever encountered, Grieb seldom gets more specific than that. He can’t point to any “pope” or “superior general” of Zionism. Almost always herein, it’s “the Jews” or “the Zionists” who are his scapegoats (gee, where have I heard that before?), and that’s it. Very little specifics. Occasionally he is able to cite the name of some or other powerful Jewish bankster, but not very often does he do this, and even here he vaguely (these Jew-hating types are always vague) alludes to some unnamed, ghostly, global force of all-Jewish conspirators that sit atop all non-Jewish governments–but no names of persons or specific orders, no hierarchical system identified, nothing. There’s never anything more substantial given than this, neither is there ever a distinction drawn between the small minority of really, really wealthy Jews and the vast masses of not-so-wealthy Jews at all. These are the kind of dangerously vague accusations that lead to pogroms against average, innocent people who just so happen to be Jewish, while the Super-Rich get off scot-free just like the Super-Rich always do, whatever their heritage. Oh, but this man Grieb and others like him somehow believe, in the face of the facts, that the Super-Rich ARE ONLY “Jews” and, I suppose, a few Gentile collaborators. Grieb predictably makes the false claim that “the Jews” dominate the banking and media industry. True, those two industries are rife with an overabundance of quite wealthy Jewish people, and they sometimes are quite inordinately powerful, but just as in the Middle Ages, these are only the wealthy “tax collecting” Jews all over again–they work at the behest of a Super-Rich Gentile Elite who won’t even allow Jewish people, ANY Jewish people, into their ultra-private clubs. For more on that, read THE RICH AND THE SUPER-RICH by Ferdinand Lundberg. Other suppressed writers whose suppressed work provides the suppressed antidote for the Jew-hating poison that men like Grieb was, and many, many others still are, selling include George Seldes (LORDS OF THE PRESS and quite a few other books), H.P. Lehman (BEHIND THE DICTATORS), and literally dozens and suppressed dozens of others, dating back until at least the early 1800s. Also, this reader has heard the very learned and very maverick contemporary Israeli journalist Barry Chamish say such things in various audio interviews available online: Chamish, with whom this reader has personally spoken, has stated more than once that although the “Labor Zionists/Frankists/Sabbateans” are indeed a powerful bunch, they always play second-fiddle to the Vatican.

It is no coincidence that, although Mr. Grieb makes a great deal of historical and rational sense in discussing the modern history of Germany, how that it is no more nor less culpable for the World Wars than Britain, nevertheless it is eerie that he literally has nothing negative to write about Adolph Hitler to accompany the few neutral or positive comments he does give about Hitler. This is always where “Jew”-blaming men like this go; it is inevitable, no matter how scholarly they are–and this man Grieb appears to have been quite scholarly. It is like a vortex of brownshirtism that inexorably sucks them in once they go down this misguided road. Not that he is hysterical in tone at all; far from it. He is quite controlled and lucid. And despite the comparative brevity of this work, he also cites quite a few other authors who were obviously in agreement with him, even as there are so many brownshirt types around today. (Do they ever go away?)

Works like this, “Jew”-blaming men like this, are so frustrating and lamentable. Authors like this are so close to “getting it,” and yet so very far away at the same time.

Rating: Δ Δ
1/2014

EGYPTIAN ASTROPHYSICS: THE 30-YEAR CYCLES by John Ackerman

John Ackerman’s latest continuance of his completely iconoclastic conjectures on astronomical history which he calls, appropriately enough, “Cyclic Catastrophism.” This is the second book by John Ackerman I have read. What Mr. Ackerman does, if may be too cursory in trying to be succinct, is to examine a broad spectrum of ancient historical texts from sundry bygone civilizations, and wherever modern, mainstream scholars interpret ancient myths as myths, Ackerman interprets them as recording the movements, events, and physical aspects of the planets of the solar system many centuries ago. His departure from conventional astronomy and history is about as radical as can be imagined while still remaining entirely rational and plausible.

The main difference between this work, and the other work by Ackerman that I had read (PELEH) is that here the focus is a bit more exclusively concerned with ancient Egypt and the meaning behind the religious/astronomical symbols left behind by it. Still, there is a good deal of academic overlap between the two books.

What this reader appreciates the most about Ackerman is how deftly he weds his dissident astronomical suppositions with the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, and not at all as a non-believer in their authenticity. Interestingly, in his system of outrageous-but-fathomable speculations he seeks to explain the following miraculous events of the Bible: the Red Sea crossing; manna from Heaven; the sudden extirmination of the Assyrian forces under Sennacherib surrounding Jerusalem, etc.

In this book alone, besides ancient Egypt, Ackerman draws from the ancient texts of the following fossilized cultures: Phoenicia, Sumeria, Maya, ancient Japan, ancient Greece, ancient Israel, ancient China, ancient India, and even Algonquin Indian.

This book is 80 pages in all and is intellectually dense, with many photos comparing ancient Egyptian symbols with certain key physical attributes of the planet Mars. It is probably fair to say that the planet Mars is the most important planet in Mr. Ackerman’s hypothesis (after Earth, of course).

If I had to pick only one single-sentence quote from this book which best sums up all of Ackerman’s work so far, it would be wherein he writes, “The primary problem with modern astrophysicists is their refusal to accept and absorb the priceless knowledge present in these universally available documents.”

Now, one cannot read an arcane work like this and not come away with serious, head-scratching questions, and I have several. For example, when Ackerman writes that the Egyptian pyramids were built only and basically as immovable life preservers for the ancient Egyptian population to survive cyclic catastrophic mega-floods of the Mediterranean Sea, I wish he would address (unless I missed it?) the reason behind the incredibly intricate inner passageways of at least the Great Pyramid.

Like I said, I have several other questions. But the one that definitely befuddles me the most completely is where Ackerman writes about an “enormous sub-human gene pool” on the Earth prior to what he calls the ejection of “priori Mars.” “Enormous sub-human gene pool”? I am afraid he lost me there. Either I was not paying sufficient attention, or else he did not explain this idea thoroughly enough. I honestly have no idea which.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ
1/2014

SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL by Romeo Dallaire

Romeo Dallaire was the Canadian United Nations general who had on-site command over the U.N. humanitarian relief operation in Rwanda shortly before and then during the approximately 100 days of concentrated genocide in that nation in the Spring of 1994. If I am not mistaken, the character that actor Nick Nolte portrayed in the motion picture HOTEL RWANDA was loosely based on Dallaire. This was published in 2003, apparently as Dallaire was recovering from a quite understandable psychological/emotional tailspin in life.

This book is extremely engrossing: Once a reader gets to about the third chapter, beyond a bit of necessary background, autobiographical information, the reader will not want to put down this book until they have finished all 500 or so pages.

Dallaire reveals himself to be still full of shame from everything he saw and some of what he did or didn’t do, but it is transparently clear (and clearly unappreciated by Dallaire himself) that he of all people should hold no shame over himself. The specific details he records about the Rwandan holocaust, the colossal suffering, the acute barbarity, is ghastly, gruesome, horrific. Dallaire documents how his U.N. paper-shuffling superiors, and the governments of several first-world nations–most notably the U.S., the U.K., and France–severely hampered his own personal exhaustive (and this reader would say “herculean”) efforts to assuage the Rwandan belligerents and avert, and later, to at least mitigate, the massive slaughters happening all over that countryside. Here is a man who obviously risked his own life many times and was very conscientious about risking the lives of the men under his command, and who apparently was plagued as almost no other military commander in history has ever been plagued by weak-willed, self-centered, morally ambivalent bureaucratic bosses. So Dallaire shows himself to have been heroic, and to be humble. And yes, I understand he was writing about himself; but no, I don’t think he could have made any of this up, by the way. The whole account sounds far too authentic for that.

Dallaire also reveals himself to have been naïve, and in a very real sense, still naïve. He admits to having been, in 1994, strictly a military man who was naïve about geopolitics. He certainly emerged from his Rwandan trial by fire as a man thoroughly trained in regional political machinations; but in matters of global geopolitics, at least in 2003, he revealed himself to be still naïve indeed: On the last couple pages of the conclusion, Dallaire refers to the 911 “terrorist” attacks, and he makes it clear that he, like most of the propagandized masses, believes in the impossible official government version of events of that day. Again, this was written in 2003; I’d like to think he has seen the light about the Machiavellian/Orwellian reality of False Flag Attacks by now.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ
1/2014