PRESERVING THE MEMORY AND THE TEACHING OF EZRA POUND

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PRESERVING THE MEMORY AND THE TEACHING OF EZRA POUND

Post#1 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:04 pm

Ezra Pound is another Great american that most folks will never learn about because of the zionazi stronghold over our free press. Ezra Pound was also the teacher of one of our teachers - Eustace Mullins, another great American whose memory is constantly impugned by the POS of the zionazi variety... The real Haters Hate the TRUTH. And both of these men had bucketfuls of the TRUTH.
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PRESERVING THE MEMORY AND THE TEACHING OF EZRA POUND

by Michael Hoffman | Coeur d'Alene, Idaho | Oct. 28, 2010
http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2 ... -ezra.html


"Bank-paper must be suppressed, and the circulating medium must be
restored to the nation to whom it belongs." (Thomas Jefferson to John
Wayles Eppes, Monticello, June 24, 1813).

"I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more
dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money
to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling
futurity on a large scale." (Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor,
Monticello, May 28, 1816).

"Neither he (Benito Mussolini) nor T.J. (Thomas Jefferson) was
interested in, nor bamboozled by money." (Ezra Pound, "Jefferson and/or
Mussolini," p. 64).

This Saturday, Oct. 30, will mark the 125th annniversary of the birth of
poet/philosopher Ezra Pound in the frontier town of Hailey, in what was
then the "Idaho territory" of the United States.

To honor his memory and perpetuate his campaign for justice in economics
and against the authority of money in government and society,
Independent History and Research is reprinting his classic text,
"Jefferson and/or Mussolini," which has been out of print for forty
years.

Pound's union of Jefferson, the small government populist, with
Mussolini the Fascist, will certainly strike the reader as the oddest of
conjunctions. Prof. Alec Marsh decodes the paradox:

"...Pound's critique of capitalism...is purely Populist, certainly not
Fascist. Pound was against militarism...and had little interest in youth
cults, mass spectacles or mystic Italian nationalism, which he seems to
have accepted simply as the Italian way of doing things. What
fundamentally interested Pound in Italian Fascism was the possibility it
offered for what Emilio Gentile has called 'the conquest of modernity.'
That is, Pound admired the attempt by Mussolini to overcome and control
the impersonal economic forces unleashed by modernization. Volitionist
economics is an attempt to formulate a practical program for those who
have the will to master the forces of modernity a will that Mussolini
had in abundance....It seems clear that the man, not the party,
interests Pound. And Pound is interested because he thinks that
Mussolini might enact the economic reforms necessary to restore social
justice..." ("Money and Modernity: Pound, Williams, and the Spirit of
Jefferson").

If one knows anything of the history of western civilization's struggle
against usury, from the ancient Greeks to the medieval Catholics, from
William Shakespeare to C.H. Douglas, a glaring contradiction will be
found not in a conjunction of an American and an Italian revolutionary,
but in the appropriation of Jefferson by Glenn Beck, the Fox TV disciple
of the greed-is-good Khazar-capitalist, Ayn Rand.

Beck has plenty of friends in Pound's native state. In Idaho we have a
tabloid called the "Capitalist Papers" which is where the Tea Party and
well-intentioned patriots like Phil Hart advertise and are afforded a
forum.

Raul Labrador, Idaho’s “conservative” Republican candidate for Congress,
is a shill for the corporate transfer of America's wealth to China. His
campaign is against "Obamacare" and government spending (except for
spending on the national police state and overseas neocon empire). Nancy
Pelosi is his cuss word; Ben Bernanke gets a pass.

"Jefferson and/or Mussolini" is not a book we intend to distribute to
Idaho ignoramuses and expect that they will have a "Eurkea!" moment
after reading it. It's not a book for the completely ignorant. Pound was
old school. He dealt in what the Scholastics called "First principles."
His thought patterns and arguments are lush with profundity, paradox and
poetry.

Pound was not a snob, however. Like Jefferson, he was a man of the
people despite an I.Q. that was off the charts. He cared intensely for
the welfare of the poor and the workers. He was big on common sense and
intuition and he would cherish a vision of an Idaho mountaineer in 2010
trying to parse his prose by a wood-fired stove.

We're not promoting "Jefferson and/or Mussolini" as one of those
supposed "blockbuster eye-opener books!" which is guaranteed to generate
instant enlightenment in the reader. Since when is education anything
other than a lifetime project?

Pound's book should be in the library of every person who aspires to be
learned -- we do advance that thesis and trust that it is not hyperbole.

There is no substitute for true education. One can obtain the appearance
of learning by sitting at the feet of Glenn Beck and his chalkboard.
Image and appearance are what modern America is all about. Mountebanks
like Beck invoke the America of the past as a front for their support
for anti-American usury banking and Israeli hot and cold foreign wars;
the latter now being waged against Iran, where sanctions are beginning
to destabilize the economy of a nation rooted in opposition to usury,
and which is a threat to no one except those who believe they have a
license to murder Palestinian and Lebanese civilians at will.

From out of this nightmare arises the writer who gave us the "Pisan
Cantos," the intellectual who wrote the "ABC of Reading," and the
courageous campaigner for economic justice who penned "Jefferson and/or
Mussolini."

Reading Pound's book is a journey into a great mind. We make no
warranties concerning the degree to which it will "change your life" or
"wake up your neighbors." The extent to which this book can exalt your
spirit and stimulate your mind depends on the extent of your own
personal character and ennoblement.

Let's face it, most of us are not spending our days making our way
through the 100 Classic Books of Western Thought. Most of us spend our
reading time on newspapers and the Internet. We haven't read Aristotle
or Augustine, Chaucer or Dickens, or if we did it was ages ago, in a
stuffy classroom with a mediocre teacher, and from a motivation to pass
a course rather than lift up our heart and mind.

Pound's little volume fills a two-fold void. First, it starts us on our
peregrination back to the tried and true paths and founts of our
civilization which the Glenn Becks of our world have suppressed. Second,
it serves as a sign of contradiction to the literati of America and
Europe as they meet over the next days and weeks to celebrate the 125th
birthday of a domesticated Ezra Pound, shorn of his lion's mane. They
want to forget that there was a reason he was locked up for twelve years
by the U.S. government and it has to do, then as now, with the
life-and-death struggle with the Money Power, the evil which underlies
every other evil (Matthew 6:24; 1 Timothy 6:10).

Alas, in this economy, our own publishing enterprise is no longer what
it once was, as buyers and donors drop by the wayside. Therefore, we are
no longer able to order a thousand copies of a book at a time, with the
resulting advantageous economy of scale that such quantity purchases
afford. In our straitened circumstances, wherein we are fighting to
stave off bankruptcy, we have engaged the services of the
print-on-demand publishing trade. By this means we finance the printing
of books based on the advance orders we receive from individual readers.
If you choose to order, please allow up to four weeks for delivery.
Overseas please allow up to five weeks (figuring an average of an extra
week for air mail).

JEFFERSON AND/OR MUSSOLINI (quality paperback; 138 pages), $17.95 plus
postage and packing. (Please do not send just $17.95 or your order will
be returned. You must also pay for shipping - see below).

You can order by credit card at this link:
http://revisionisthistorystore.blogspot ... onist.html


Or you can pay with a US check or US Money order, as follows:
U.S. customers send $21.00 postpaid. Canadians send US$26.00 postpaid.
Foreign/Overseas send US $28.00. Order from: Independent History and
Research, Box 849, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816 USA.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EZRA!
May we never forget the price you paid for telling the truth about
money!

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