- Jan 14, 2016
Tadgh your post is amongst the best writing I have seen on EZRA POUND he had an irish connection as he was the only mentor for 4 nobel prizewinners in the world and many believe he should have got the prize himself .
Ezra Pound and his wife Dorothy settled in Italy in 1924. He met Mussolini in 1933. He also became a regular contributor to the periodicals of Mosley’s British Union of Fascists, meeting Mosley in 1936. They remained friends into the post war period.
Writing in Mosley’s BUF Quarterly, Pound stated that Roosevelt and his Jewish advisers had betrayed the American Revolution. The American Revolution of 1776 had been a revolt against the control by the Bank of England of the monetary system of the American colonies. Indeed, Benjamin Franklin had stated in his diary that the colonists would have gladly borne the tax on tea. They had issued their own colonial script reminiscent of the social credit policy that Pound was advocating, and which was being undertaken in Italy and Germany. This had resulted in prosperity with a credit supply independent of the private banking system. The Bank of England intervened to compel the colonies to withdraw the script at a rate of devaluation that caused depression and unemployment. The colonists rebelled. But people such as Alexander Hamilton ensured that an independent America was soon again subject to the orthodox financial system of private banking control. Lincoln attempted the same resistance to the bankers and issued his famous ‘Lincoln Greenbacks’.
Pound pointed out in that Mussolini had instituted banking reform in 1935, and deplored the lack of knowledge and understanding around the world on what Italy was achieving. The U.S. constitution provided for the same credit system, giving the government the prerogative to create and issue its own credit and currency. Pound saw parallels between Fascist Italy and the type of economic system sought by certain American statesmen such as Jefferson and Jackson.
Pound’s Canto XLV (With Usura) is a particularly lucid exposition of how the usury system infects social and cultural bodies. He provides a note at the end defining usury: as “a charge for the use of purchasing power, levied without regard to production: often even without regard to the possibilities of production”. That is to say, what we commonly know as interest rates charged on loans for credit which the banks create largely out of nothing, i.e. as a book-keeping entry, for which we all, individuals, businesses and governments must pay back in real money as a token of our work.
“With usura… no picture is made to endure nor to live with but it is made to sell and to sell quickly with usura, sin against nature, is thy bread ever more of stale rags is thy bread dry as paper .. And no man can find site for his dwelling. Stone cutter is kept from his stone Weaver is kept from his loom WITH USURA Wool comes not to market Sheep bring not gain with usura… Usura rusteth the chisel It rusteth the craft and the craftsman It gnaweth the thread in the loom… Usuru slayeth the child in the womb It stayeth the young man’s courting It hath brought palsey to bed. lyeth Between the young bride and her bridegroom CONTRA NATURAM They have brought whores to Eleusis Corpses are set to banquet At behest of usura.”
Elsewhere Pound describes usury as like sodomy, against the law of natural increase.
Ezra Pound – Oswald Mosley
Tadgh this is amongst the best writing I have seen on EZRA POUND he had an irish connection as he was the only mentor for 4 nobel prizewinners in the world and many believe he should have got the prize himself .
Wb Yeats and James Joyce asked him to edit their work as did Hemingway and Ts Eliot --this is the greatest honour a writer can bestow and you place your work in the hands of somebody who is considered as least equal to your self .
They were afraid of his powers in the US and had him put in a mental home as he had a grasp of economics and banking which was not allowed -when you combine this knowledge with his skills in writing he was lucky he did not get killed --the judge who sentenced him was 14 years later the same judge who freed him-he was freed mainly by the work of Eustace mullins hemingway was not loyal .
his understanding of banking has created ripples which are washing these shores today as I type on this screen Ezra Pound is at my side -he knew who was enslaving us and how -he had a remarkable and sad life adored by numerous women who sometimes had to share him in public he was a fathers nightmare for a besotted daughter
and literature ruled his world and the cost to human relationships was never counted .
they tried to pin anti-Semitism on him but failed due to his profound and real concern with usury - which of course is par for the course for anybody who s only concern is to end the parasitism . slan bugs