but Ezra Pound was the "poet's poet"
and an insightful man was he.
"And how much liberty have you [Americans] got, anyhow?” Pound said on an Italian radio broadcast on July, 1942. “And as to the arsenal --- are you the arsenal of democracy or of judeocracy? And who rules your rulers? Where does the public responsibility end and what race can mix in America without ruin of the public stock, the American brain? Who is organized? What say have you in the choice of your rulers? What control of their policy?" And in May of 1943, "Every day of war is a dead day as well as a death day. More death, more future servitude, less and less of American liberty of any variety."
Did you know that four of Ezra's protege's were given the Nobel Prize for Literature after he personally added to their work? There was Hemingway and Yeats. T.S. Eliot dedicated
The Waste Land to Ezra, and he also edited James Joyce's Ulysses.
Quite an intense crew, eh? What minds!!! Yes, some of those minds snapped. Even Ezra was locked up for a time in an insane asylum. I think his wife had some kind of "nervous disorder" also. Gotta be careful 'bout what you say -- if ya know what I mean.... They still lock you up today ya know! (Kentucky Teacher Placed In Psych Ward For Declaring 9/11 Was An 'Inside Job')
Following his release, Pound was asked his opinions on his home country. He famously quipped: "America is a lunatic asylum." Subsequently he returned to Italy, where he remained until his death in 1972. Pound was conceited and flamboyant, not to say obsessive, which in psychiatric terms became "grandiosity of ideas and beliefs."
According to his last living "pupil" Eustace Mullins, back in the 1940's-50's, Ezra assigned Mullins to go to the Library of Congress and research the Federal Reserve, as he had many suspicions regarding the creation of our "central banking system".
Eustace Mullins: The Neo-Zionist Order.
Here in this interview, he argues that ... the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, drafted by German banker Paul Warburg and others in a secret meeting, defies Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 5 of the US Constitution by creating a "central bank of issue" for the United States. Mullins goes on to claim that World War I, the Agricultural Depression of 1920, the Great Depression of 1929, and Adolf Hitler's rise to power were brought about by international banking interests in order to profit from conflict and economic instability.
I think Mullins messed up a bit in the interview when he said --although Ezra Pound never received a Nobel, they did make a movie out of his book For Whom the Bell Tolls. Let's just cut him some slack right now. That was quite a bit of indigestion he let out there right before that comment! So he confused Ezra with Hemingway? -- the guy is 84. All in all, he did pretty well.
I started this post today with Ezra Pound
(I'm happy to see he's been absolved), because it was my original intent to post an article about the housing bubble -- a week ago! Guess what? I got lost, as usual. (It took me a while to get through The Waste Land)
Anyway, Mike Whitney is at it AGAIN with the doom and gloom (that's been just around the corner for quite a while now) with his recent post:
The Mother of all Bubbles. I stumbled upon Ezra Pound's name in the comment section of this article. That's where I got lost. I'm beginning to notice a pattern though. In the course of finding my way back, I seem to always return home only to find out that the AIPAC and the Central Bank appear to be the root of all this insanity going on in our world today. Israel and the Fed -- same shit, different day. Since neither are going away, how does one keep from going insane?
I sort of felt some kind of "nervous disorder" brewing yesterday when my insurance agent told me it will cost me $1400 extra to put our son on the car insurance policy for 6 months. He's 17 - just got the license. "Sorry honey, no can do...I know you've been waiting patiently for this day for a long, long time but it seems that every kid is getting the priviledge of driving a car cause every other mother is out of the home working and can't wait for the kid to drive himself everywhere now. And since 9 out of 10 boys get into an accident their first year of driving we will be rated "high risk" for a while. Oh, and sorry, you're not going to work to pay for a car. Get A's and B's on your report card and they will discount it quite a bit for us. Besides, if you don't get your A's and B's, you're not going to get into a "desireable" college unless we get some scholarship assistance. We don't have an extra 25 grand x 4, (actually 6 cause now you need a master's to get your foot in the door). I don't want to saddle you with a $100,000 plus loan when you start looking for a job. You'll have to make due at the community college for now -- nothing wrong with that. I'll be hearing about a few jobs I applied for and that will help us get the car, pay for the insurance and gas her up so you can drive to school. I'll find a bus route for my job. I hate driving around lately anyway. Everybody's in such a rush. I'm on the verge of hurting someone too. I actually rolled my window down today and stopped traffic in front of the school while I went off on some parent (in a big SUV) who dropped her kid where you aren't supposed to. Her kid slows everybody else down in the "requested" line cause he crosses in front of us. I really wish I could have experienced the horse and buggy as a means of transportation. I know you have to feed a horse, but right about now, I don't think I'd mind that too much. Besides, it may become a necessity again. I have already told my kids we are part of the Have-Nots, not the Haves (great NPR special series going on this week -- got lost here too).
You're just going to have to learn that you can be happy. It's a state of mind. It's inside of you. It's been there all along. It's called finding God.
How the hell can the Fed keep this scam up for much longer? If we don't take it to the streets pretty soon, we'll all be in the streets fighting each other if this Great Dollar Crash of ‘07 does really happen.
So, I've decided that to keep myself from going insane (or locked up, or both), I had best keep my mouth shut. I think I'll take that job down the street at this yummy eatery for now. All I really want out of this wonderful experience called life is a decent meal -- especially if someone else makes it. Now that's a bonus!!
Crossposted at BigBrassBlog