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The Answering of Kautski

The Answering of Kautski

by Richard Mitchell

The Underground Grammarian

November, 1979

Why should we bother to reply to Kautski? He would reply to us, and we would have to reply to his reply. There’s no end to that. It will be quite enough for us to announce that Kautski is a traitor to the working class, and everyone will understand everything.

-Nikolai Lenin

TYRANNY is always and everywhere the same, while freedom is always various. The well and truly enslaved are dependable; we know what they will say and think and do. The free are quirky. Tyrannies may be overt and violent or covert and insidious, but they all require the same thing, a subject population in which the power of the word is dulled and, thus, the power of thought occluded and the power of deed brought low. That’s why Lenin’s bolshevism and American educationism have so much in common.

“Give me four years to teach the children,” said Lenin, “and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” He wasn’t talking about reading, writing, and arithmetic. He wanted only enough of such skills so that the workers could puzzle out their quotas and so that a housebroken bureaucracy could get on with the business of rural electrification. Our educationists call it basic minimum competency, and they hope that we’ll settle for it as soon as they can cook up some way of convincing us that they can provide it. For Lenin, as for our educationists, to “teach the children” is to “adjust” them into some ideology.

Lenin understood the power of that ready refuge from logical thought that is called in our schools the “affective domain,” the amiable Never-never Land of the half-baked, to whom anything they name “humanistic” is permitted, and of whom skillful scholarship and large knowledge are not required. Lenin approved of the “teaching” of values and the display, with appropriate captions, of socially acceptable “role models.” He knew all too well the worth of behavior modification. He knew that indoctrination in “citizenship” is safer than the study of history, and that a familiarity with literature is not conducive to the wholehearted pursuit of career objectives in the real-life situation, or arena.

On the other hand, Lenin knew that there was little risk that coherent thought could erupt in minds besieged by endless prattle about the clarification of values. He knew that reiterated slogans can dull even a good mind into a stupor out of which it will never arise to overthrow the slogan-makers. In this, our educationists have followed him assiduously, justifying every new crime against freedom of language and thought by mouthing empty slogans about “quality education.”

“Most of the people,” Lenin wrote, not in public, of course, but in a letter, “just aren’t capable of thinking. The best they can do is learn the words.” If that reminds you of those bleating sheep in Animal Farm, try to forget them, and think instead of the lowing herds of pitiable teacher-trainees, many of whom began with good intentions and even with brains, singing for their certificates dull dirges of interpersonal interaction outcomes enhancement and of change-agent skills developed in time-action line. Lenin’s contempt was reserved for the masses. These educationists, pretenders to egalitarianism, hold even their own students in contempt, offering them nothing but words.

If you think it too rash to charge our educationists even as unwitting agents of tyranny and thought control, consider these lines from a recent proclamation of the Association of California School Administrators:

“Parent choice” proceeds from the belief that the purpose of education is to provide individual students with an education. In fact, educating the individual is but a means to the true end of education, which is to create a viable social order to which individuals contribute and by which they are sustained. “Family choice” is, therefore, basically selfish and anti-social in that it focuses on the “wants” of a single family rather than the “needs” of society.

So what do you think? Would it suit Lenin?

And if you’d like to object, you’ll see that these people also know how to answer Kautski. They’ll just pronounce you an elitist, and everybody will understand everything.

Two Hands

Two Hands

One controls the wealth, the other produces it.

From “Watson’s Magazine”, January 1909

The historic Democratic banking policy

“President Garfield once said that whoever controls the supply of currency and bank credit will largely control all American business. Thomas Jefferson, when opposing the issuing of public currency by a private central bank, declared that a private bank issuing and controlling the volume of the public currency would be more dangerous to the country and the liberties of the people than a standing army. Andrew Jackson when President took the same position. That, historically, is the Democratic policy. It is now the view of the progressives of all parties.”

Alfred O. Crozier, March 2, 1913

Banking and currency: Hearings before the Committee on banking and currency, United States Senate, Sixty-third Congress, first session, on H.R. 7837 (S. 2639) (1913), pg. 1465

What Bankers Want

Note: this post was just censored by in its “politics” section.

Rarely do the hyperambitious actually admit to wanting more power but in the first decade of the 20th century, the High Priests of Finance were so drunk on possibility that they couldn’t contain themselves. In the early 20th century, those in finance and government were aware that a new Central Bank was about to be formed in the United States. This was good news to the hyperambitious as a new Bank meant new opportunities and power.

In 1906, The New York Chamber of Commerce charged a special committee to report on how a central bank might work. The committee was composed of bankers, naturally. John Claflin, chairman, was a member of the Jekyll Island Club. Jekyll Island was where the conspiracy against the American people, The Federal Reserve, was hatched in 1908. The vice-chairman of this special committee was Frank Vanderlip, one of the architects of the Federal Reserve.

In the section titled “Advantages of a Central Bank”, we find a rather stunning admission about what bankers of all ages desire:

 “By the control of its rate of interest and of its issues of notes it would be able to exert great influence upon the money market and upon public opinion. Such power is not now possessed by any institution in the United States. ”

The Currency Report By The  Special Committee Of The  Chamber Of Commerce  Of The  State Of New York 

October 4, 1906

Judging by google’s results, no one in the past 100 years has paid any attention to the above quote.

Seven years after this report, bankers imposed the Federal Reserve on the American people. The horrors of the 20th century can be laid directly at the feet of those men that sought and still seek “such power” as well as our own desire to be taken care of like house pets of the Monied Class.

What do Bankers want? The World and the power to tell you what to believe. They’ll even tell you if you’ll only listen closely enough.

I have an older and better quote to counter the influence of the grimy banker porn just quoted above:

 “The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet.” – George Herbert

DEA Chief Michele Leonhart defends Federal monopoly for medical cannabis

In the revealing video of DEA head Michele Leonhart and Congressman Jared Polis doing the DC version of Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s On First?” and the resulting commentary, I see something being neglected in the discussion: the Federal government owns a patent for medical cannabis.

As such, she’s just doing her job, assuming that part of her job is the US government defending its patent on medical cannabis:

Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services

Patent 6630507 Issued on October 7, 2003. Estimated Expiration Date: February 2, 2021.

For students and observers of cognitive dissonance, watching Federal employees insist that there are no medical benefits to cannabis while their employer holds a patent for the same is an event like no other.

Vernon Jordan tacitly admits existence of One World Government plan

Vernon Jordan is the consummate insider. History might remember him as the guy that got Monica Lewinsky a job and a lawyer after her dress got soiled but for now, his titles and honors in the world of banking and business define him:

Since January 2000, Jordan has been Senior Managing Director with Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, an investment banking firm. He is also a member of the board of directors of multiple corporations, including American ExpressJ.C. Penney Corporation, XeroxAsbury Automotive Group and the Dow Jones & Company.

Vernon Jordan

A few days ago, Luke Rudkowski posted this brief exchange he had with Mr. Jordan. The part to focus on is at the 1:49 mark:

Luke: The Bilderbergs planned this economic crisis to…create a One World Government..

Vernon: That’s just bullshit.

Luke: What about David Rockefeller saying himself he wants a One World Government?

Vernon: That doesn’t mean that everybody accepts that, ok?

Note Jordan’s quick reversal from denial to tacit agreement when confronted with undeniable fact. Jordan might or might not be agree with where the Bilderberg Bus is headed but it’s not his bus, is it?

Somewhat related:

Obama’s Chief Economist Attends Bilderberg Meeting

Speaking of the Bilderberg Conference…

As the Bilderbergers suck down oysters and fresh virgin’s blood at their fabulous super secret private party, to which we’re SO obviously not invited, it did me well to remember the words of Carroll Quigley, historian of rare ability rescued from obscurity by Bill Clinton, of all people. Quigley specifically mentions the super secret private parties.

“The powers of financial capitalism had [a] far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.

Tragedy and Hope

Nothing in politics is untouched by these vampires. Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and gay Christian billionaire, is on the Bilderberg Steering Committee with the likes of Richard Perle, Minor Prince of Darkness, and Marcus Agius, Chairman of Barclays. Peter Thiel is also Ron Paul’s biggest single backer, having spearheaded Endorse Liberty Super PAC and funneled some $4 million to Paul’s campaign. Smartly, Paul took it. But it shows that no one, not even a stalwart like Ron Paul, remains untouched by the influence of these barbarians. We’re all under their sway in some form or another.

Toward the end of his life, Quigley was candid about where the whole show was going. As the  Bergermeisters are engaged this weekend in what they merely see as business planning and which we rightfully see as a plot against humanity’s liberty and inheritance, keep these words of Quigley’s in mind.

“We are living in a very dangerous age in which insatiably greedy men are prepared to sacrifice anybody’s health and tranquility to satisfy their own insatiable greed for money and power.”

Carroll Quigley: Some Aspects Of His Last Twelve Years 

That’s who and what we’re fighting and always have been. Don’t get sidetracked by the lying clowns that want to tell you that large sodas, terrorism and insufficient health care insurance are the topics of concern. None of those people mentions Fukushima either.

President Taft on the nature of economic conspiracy

“When men attempt to amass such stupendous capital as will enable them to suppress competition, control prices, and establish a monopoly, they know the purpose of their acts. Men do not do such things without having it clearly in mind.” -President William Taft, 1911, Message of the President of the United States: communicated to the two houses of Congress at the beginning of the second session, Sixty-second Congress, December 5, 1911, on the anti-trust statute 

Hemp: It Ain’t About Drugs

I like plowing through old agricultural entries, books and journals. Hemp is one of my favorite topics to research and not for the reasons that you might assume as obvious. None of us has ever lived in a world where we’re “allowed” to even grow the most useful plant on the planet much less use it to its fullest potential, so looking at how hemp used to be cultivated strikes me as a fruitful endeavor. It’s also a window into a world that’s long gone but could be partially regained if only a critical mass had both knowledge and motivation.

There’s much knowledge and folklore about hemp that’s been forgotten about. It used to be as prevalent as corn, wheat or bad TV shows. In Elizabeth’s England, the town of Bridport was known for its flax, hemp, ropes, yarns and canvas sails (the word ‘canvas’ comes from the Latin word for hemp, cannabis), materials that ensured the defeat of the Spanish Armada. As such, the hangman’s rope was also known as a Bridport dagger, made from the Bridport’s hemp. The reason that Bridport’s canvas was so good was because the material used to make it was boiled and sized, never rotting or shrinking on the rigging. Rotting and shrinking sails were a life-threatening hazard for anyone using ships, much as bad tires make for dangerous driving today.

Thomas Tusser, 16th century author of Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, has some things to say about hemp in his couplets. While going through this book, I found this tidbit:

“Where plots full of nettles be noisome to eye,
sow thereupon hempseed, and nettles will die.”

He said it very matter of factly, as though it was known that hemp was a natural herbicide. It was a fact unknown to me, mostly because I’m a thoroughly free and modern fellow that isn’t permitted to grow one of the oldest cultivated plants on earth because banks, oil companies, drug companies and a host of other centralized industries and their various political dependents might lose their grip and their shirts should we all be “allowed” to compete with them via agriculture. But I digress…

This couplet got me curious about what other information regarding hemp as an herbicide might be obtained. In looking at available material (thank you, Google Books), we find that hemp was known as both an herbicide and a natural pesticide. Hemp oil itself, obtained from hemp seeds, can be used to kill fleas, lice and other historical traveling companions of both humans and beasts.

Here’s another area where hemp’s very existence conflicts with the interests of the aforementioned centralized Capital-Industrial Complex. The huge agrochemical market, representing tens of billions to be shared by the likes of DuPont, Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Dow, etc., would be quite threatened by an unpatentable natural herbicide/pesticide that grows most anywhere. Considering the decades, effort and money that large agrocorps have put into positioning agriculture in a full nelson, for them to allow hemp to be grown is as crazy an idea as legal hemp is to the Prison-Industrial Complex, one of the few industries that profits from hemp’s existence.

In closing, a few links that will hopefully back up my balderdash. Please note the sources. I look forward to the day when governments are advising people on how to grow hemp again rather than throw them in jail to protect the financial interests of a few.

Entry for Hemp, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1810

…Besides these uses of hemp, it is said to possess a property as a plant which renders it almost invaluable; via. that of driving away almost all insects that feed upon other vegetables. Hence in some places of the continent they secure their crops from these mischievous attacks, by sowing a belt of hemp round their gardens, or any particular spot which they wish to preserve.

Pantologia: a new cabinet cyclopaedia, comprehending a complete series of essays, treatises, and systems 1819

The culture and management of hemp makes a considerable article in agriculture; requiring divers operations, as fulling, watering, beating, and swingling. It is sown in May, in a warm, sandy, rich soil; and is of itself sufficient to destroy weeds on any ground…

The British farmer’s cyclopaedia, 1808

WEVIL. Mode of destroying. Mr. Willpole having suffered for many years by the wevils, and having tried every possible means to get rid of them, made use at last of a plant, the smell of which attracted these insects from their habitations. He put on a heap of corn, thyme and sweet marjorum, and changed each of these plants every twenty-four hours, in hopes of discovering one which would answer his purpose. He tried also hemp, took a handful of it, and put it on a heap of corn, and found the next morning that the hemp was full of wevils. These little insects seem to have a liking to a smell of a bad nature, since they find the disagreeable smell of hemp pleasant, and it appears that they like the soft rind of it. The handful of hemp was cleaned from these insects, and put again on the corn: the result was that in five days afterwards lucre were no wevils to be seen in the said heap of corn.

In the season when there was no green hemp, they make use of mould and old hemp, and with equal success, except that it requires a longer time to destroy the insects. —Malcolm’s Compendium

Flax and hemp: their culture and manipulation, 1854

“…the hemp will be gathered when it is ripe, which will be known by the whiteness of the stem, and by other signs to be learned by practice. But in pulling it, the male plants must be distinguished from the female, drawing the former firsfand leaving the latter in the ground till the seed is ripe. And not only is the sterility of the male plant the reason of its being gathered first, but in order that the rind may be more productive of fibre, than if it were left standing to harden. On the other hand, waiting for the seed to ripen causes the rind of the female to be harder than it otherwise would. Plucking it from the ground is the fashion of gathering hemp, as vegetables are plucked, with the additional proceeding of sowing turnip-seed amongst it, which, being favoured by rain falling soon afterwards, or by waterings by hand, cannot fail to fructify, in land which has been so well prepared by the hemp, whose strength will have killed all noxious plants and insects. No further trouble need be taken about these turnips than to throw the seed over and amongst the hemp before pulling it; for in the act of gathering, the earth is raised, which is all the tillage the turnips will require, if, after the hemp is pulled, the surface of the ground is smoothed with a rake.

…Land does not tire of bearing hemp several years in succession, as it does of almost every other thing, provided there is no spare of ploughing and manuring, by means of which it may be made to continue this service as long as you choose. The strong smell of hemp chases from the ground many noxious herbs and troublesome animals; a very useful thing in gardens. When they are attacked by these nuisances, hemp is grown in them a couple of years successively, which thus ameliorates and renovates the soil, to the great benefit of such herbs as affect fresh ground.

A history of the vegetable kingdom, 1841

…After this period, the hemp ground requires very little care or labour till it is fit for pulling. This plant is never overrun with weeds, but on the contrary, has the remarkable property of destroying their vegetation. The cause of its producing this effect is attributed by some cultivators to a peculiar poisonous quality residing in its roots; by others it is considered to be so great an impoverisher of the soil as to draw off a11 the nourishment, which would otherwise contribute to the growth of weeds.

Agriculturists sometimes take advantage of this well known fact, and by sowing a crop or two of hemp on the rankest soils, they subdue all noxious weeds, and entirely cleanse the ground from these troublesome intruders. One of the greatest difficulties attending the clearing a tract of ground in the vicinity of Naples, the swamp near the Lago di Patria, was to rid it of an exuberant growth of canne, or reeds, that rose considerably above the head of a man on horseback. The sowing of hemp was found to be by far the most efficacious means. After hemp, Indian corn was very successfully sown in some of the fields.

It is said that this plant has likewise the peculiar property of destroying caterpillars and other insects which prey upon vegetables; it is therefore very usual, in those countries where hemp is much cultivated, for the peasantry to secure their vegetable gardens from insects, by encircling the beds with a border of hemp, which in this manner proves a most efficient barrier against all such depredators.

United States Department of Agriculture, 1896

There will be little trouble with weeds if the first crop is well destroyed by the spring plowing, for hemp generally occupies all the ground, giving weeds but little chance to intrude. For this reason the plant is an admirable weed killer, and in flax-growing countries is sometimes employed as a crop, in rotation, to precede flax, because it puts the soil in good condition. In proof of this, a North River farmer a few years ago made the statement that thistles heretofore had mastered him in a certain field, but after sowing it with hemp not a thistle survived, and while ridding his land of this pest the hemp yielded him nearly $60 per acre where previously nothing valuable could be produced.

Report of the Director, University of Wisconsin. Agricultural Experiment Station, 1911

Hemp As A Weed Eradicator

Experiments have been conducted by the Agronomy department on the value of hemp as a means of eradicating noxious weeds. On the state prison farm at Waupun, a field of 3% acres, infested with quack grass and Canada thistles, was treated two years ago. This field was heavily manured and plowed in July, being harrowed weekly and the loose roots removed with ;j hay rake. The following spring it was sown to hemp at the rate of one bushel per acre, and a yield of over 2100 pounds of fibre per acre, valued at $118, secured. This treatment resulted in complete destruction of thistles, and nearly complete annihilation of quack grass. As a result this year over 125 acres of hemp have been sown on the quack and thistle infested lands surrounding Waupun. In all cases, except where sowing was made too late and growth was therefore checked by the drought, marketable hemp has been produced. In many instances, this land was not previously summer fallowed, nevertheless the growth of these noxious weeds was seriously checked. “Where previous summer fallowing is practiced, this treatment appears efficacious in the destruction of these weeds. The fact that land can be used for the growth of a money crop during the process of eradication makes the method the more valuable.

Scientific American: Supplement 1907

Hemp and Hempseed Oil as Protectives Against Vermin: It ought to be more generally known that hemp seed oil can be recommended as a safe and speedy means of getting rid of the parasites which infest the skins of animals. A farmer writes “I have used this protective for thirty years and always with complete success. In two to three hours after the oil has been rubbed into the skins of domestic animals the troublesome itching ceases, the vermin have been exterminated. The oil is also very effective against lice. It is cheap and easily procurable and does not like other substances of this kind possess poisonous properties. It can therefore be safely used with horses as a preservative against horse flies etc also with cats and dogs which are apt to lick off the oil. My long experience has shown that it is particularly useful with poultry. In gardens also hempseed may render effective service as a protective against earth fleas eg In keeping these insects away from cabbage seedlings. Hempchaff has a similar action. Hemp is also a pretty plant and will contribute to the adornment of the garden.”

The US House of Representatives on Banking, 1911

Note: This is two years before the imposition of the Thieves Guild, popularly known as the Federal Reserve, on the American people.

…The history of these men in the United States proves that they started in the interest of and under the direction and domination of the English house of Rothschild, dealers in debts and money, and as their American correspondents the houses of Belmont, Morgan, et al., received their education and instruction from them, until at last they have become the greatest plunderers of the people the world has ever known.

The men who have manufactured the debts on the railroads and resources of the United States are not bankers. They are creators of false promises, defrauding the living, capitalizing the future, and placing mortgages upon the unborn children of this country.

Under an evil money system, and in violation of the law, banking and industrial corporations, really in partnership, one with the other, have caused the issue of stocks and bonds upon the railroads and industrial resources until it is now seriously suggested that the fundamental principles of the American Constitution must be violated, and our form of government changed in order to protect the fabulous amount of watered securities dishonestly issued by and through these corporations.

The time of the voters is taken up during each campaign with furious debates over all kinds of issues except the most important one, a sound money system. In the meanwhile, presidential candidates are syndicated by the moneyed interests. There is no patriotism in these men now controlling the politics and policies of the country. It is a cold-blooded, far-seeing, avaricious, and systematic greed for wealth and the power that goes with it. What do these men care for political creeds? Their maxim is, “Let us issue and control the money supply, and manage the United States Treasury, and we care not what political party is in power.”

The question now is, how much longer will the intelligence of the American people be diverted from this vital question by the politicians and their political theories, striving after shadows, while the people lose the substance.

Hearings on House resolution no. 314: authorizing the appointment of a committee to investigate as to whether there are not combinations of financial and other concerns who control money and credits, and operate in restraint of trade through that control, 1911

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