“A Messiah Of Absurdity”

In 1932, the New York Times wrote a very accurate description of the madness America faces today.

The majority of [his] followers are men and women who have lost their spiritual anchorage 

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To them civilization is no longer a protection but a menace. The skyscraping factory chimneys of which they had been so proud may one day sound the signal of the doom of a mad world.

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Logic no longer appeals to them, and what they want is insanity. A Messiah must come, even if he is a Messiah of Absurdity.

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Nothing can be worse than ‘reality! Let madness reign supreme!

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TimesMachine: May 22, 1932 – NYTimes.com

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10 Responses to “A Messiah Of Absurdity”

  1. Jon says:

    It’s not just the climate that cycles, is it?

  2. Marsh says:

    Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
    – Harry S. Truman
    ……………………………………………
    The problem is : some leaders have their own reality & society can be blind to that agenda. Change for the sake of Change, does not always result in progress, where the leadership is wanting ; with the worship of another world & lesser gods..!
    …………………………………………….
    Seriously, someone needs to “hit the reset” button or undo changes with “system restore”…

  3. saveenergy says:

    If you want to know the future…read history…it all runs in cycles…. just like the climate.

    • Gail Combs says:

      That is why such care has been taken to rewrite history.
      Ignoring Elites, Historians Are Missing a Major Factor in Politics and History: Steve Fraser, Gary Gerstel (2005)

      … Over the last quarter-century, historians have by and large ceased writing about the role of ruling elites in the country’s evolution. Or if they have taken up the subject, they have done so to argue against its salience for grasping the essentials of American political history. Yet there is something peculiar about this recent intellectual aversion, even if we accept as true the beliefs that democracy, social mobility, and economic dynamism have long inhibited the congealing of a ruling stratum. This aversion has coincided, after all, with one of the largest and fastest-growing disparities in the division of income and wealth in American history….Neglecting the powerful had not been characteristic of historical work before World War II. ” http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/11068.html

      The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

      Each year at this time, schoolchildren all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.

      It is also very deceiving…..

      The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hard-working or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves….

      This “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving….

      To rectify this situation, in 1623 Bradford abolished socialism. He gave each household a parcel of land and told them they could keep what they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit. In other words, he replaced socialism with a free market, and that was the end of the famines.

      Many early groups of colonists set up socialist states, all with the same terrible results. At Jamestown, established in 1607, out of every shipload of settlers that arrived, less than half would survive their first twelve months in America. Most of the work was being done by only one-fifth of the men, the other four-fifths choosing to be parasites….
      Thus, the real meaning of Thanksgiving, deleted from the official story, is: Socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets, and we thank God we live in a country where we can have them.

      Of course this would not be a history lesson the Progressives want taught to American children since the goal of John Dewey, Father of Progressive Education, was to show how education could be changed to produce little socialists and collectivists instead of little capitalists and individualists.

      THE HIDDEN AGENDA

      …The first place to look is in history. The past is the key to the present, and we can never fully understand where we are today unless we know what path we traveled to get here. It was Will Durant who said: “Those who know nothing about history are doomed forever to repeat it.”

      …. Mr. Norman Dodd, the chief investigator for what was called the Reece Committee, which was a Congressional committee to investigate tax-exempt foundations. The Ford Foundation was one of those, so he is there as part of his Congressional responsibilities….

      The reason for Dodd’s investigation was that the American public had become alarmed by reports that large tax-exempt foundations were promoting the ideologies of Communism and Fascism and advocating the elimination of the United States as a sovereign nation. As far back as the 1930s, William Randolph Hearst had written a series of blistering editorials in his national chain of newspapers in which he cited Carnegie Foundation publications that spouted Communist slogans identical to what was coming from the Communist Party itself. When the Carnegie Endowment published an article written by Joseph Stalin attacking Capitalism and praising Communism, Hearst called it “propaganda, pure and simple.” He continued:

      Its publication by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an act of
      thorough disloyalty to America – indistinguishable from the common and familiar circulation of seditious and subversive literature by secret creators. The organ which carries such stuff, even if it has the imprint of the Carnegie Endowment, is not one whit less blameworthy and censurable than the skulking enemy of society whose scene of operation is the dark alley and the hideout. [1]

      In another editorial, dated March 11, 1935, Hearst turned the spotlight on Nicholas Murray Butler, who was the President of Columbia University and also President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Hearst quoted a report written by Butler which was a strategy for abolishing the United States as a sovereign country. He concluded: In his report to the Directors of the Fund which Andrew Carnegie left to promote the Europeanization of America under the mask of universal peace, Dr. Butler expounds quite frankly the astounding Anti-American propaganda that this organization is carrying on.

      This movement is for what Dr. Butler calls a WORLD STATE. It is the most seditious proposition ever laid before the American public, SEDITIOUS because it gives aid and comfort to the communist, the fascist and the nazist, absolute enemies of the very rock bottom principles on which our Government is founded[1]
      [1] [2]As quoted by Catherine Palfrey Baldwin, And Men Wept (New York: Our Publications, 1955), p. 9.

      A STRATEGY TO CONTROL THE TEACHING OF HISTORY
      The question that arises in Mr. Dodd’s mind is: How would it be possible for anyone to think they could alter life in the United States so it could be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union and, by implication, with other nations of the world?…

      The answer was provided by the Carnegie Endowment Fund for International Peace, the same group that had been the center of controversy in the 1930s….

      sent a member of his staff to the Carnegie Endowment facilities. Her name was Mrs. Catherine Casey who, by the way, was hostile to the activity of the Congressional Committee. Political opponents of the Committee had placed her on the staff to be a watchdog and a damper on the operation Her attitude was: “What could possibly be wrong with tax-exempt foundations? They do so much good.” So, that was the view of Mrs. Casey when she went to the boardroom of the Carnegie Foundation. She took her Dictaphone machine with her (they used mechanically inscribed belts in those days) and recorded, word for word, many of the key passages from the minutes of this organization, starting with the very first meeting. What she found was so shocking, Mr. Dodd said she almost lost her mind. She became ineffective in her work after that and had to be given another assignment. This is what those minutes revealed: From the very beginning, the members of the board discussed how to alter life in the United States; how to change the attitudes of Americans to give up their traditional principles and concepts of government and be more receptive to what they call the collectivist model of society….

      these were their exact words:
      “We must control education in the United States.”
      They realized that was a pretty big order, so they teamed up with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation to pool their financial resources to control education in America – in particular, to control the teaching of history. They assigned those areas of responsibility that involved issues relating to domestic affairs to the Rockefeller Foundation, and those issues relating to international affairs were taken on as the responsibility of the Carnegie Endowment.

      Their first goal was to rewrite the history books, and they discussed at great length how to do that. They approached some of the more prominent historians of the time and presented to them the proposal that they rewrite history to favor the concept of collectivism, but they were turned down flat. Then they decided – and, again, these are their own words, “We must create our own stable of historians.” They selected twenty candidates at the university level who were seeking doctorates in American History. Then they went to the Guggenheim Foundation and said, “Would you grant fellowships to candidates selected by us, who are of the right frame of mind, those who see the value of collectivism as we do? Would you help them to obtain their doctorates so we can then propel them into positions of prominence and leadership in the academic world?” And the answer was “Yes.”

      So they gathered a list of young men who were seeking their doctorate degrees. They interviewed them, analyzed their attitudes, and chose the twenty they thought were best suited for their purpose. They sent them to London for a briefing. (In a moment I will explain why London is so significant.) At this meeting, they were told what would be expected if and when they win the doctorates they were seeking. They were told they would have to view history, write history, and teach history from the perspective that collectivism was a positive force in the world and was the wave of the future. In other words, in the guise of analyzing history, they would create history by conditioning future generations to accept collectivism as desirable and inevitable….

      …Now let’s go to the words of Norman. Dodd, as he described these events before our cameras in 1982. He said:

      This group of twenty historians eventually formed the nucleus of the American Historical Association. Then toward the end of the 1920’s the Endowment grants to the American Historical Association $400,000 [a huge amount of money in those days] for a study of history in a manner that points to what this country can look forward to in the future. That culminates in a seven-volume study, the last volume of which is a summary of the contents of the other six. And the essence of the last volume is, the future of this country belongs to collectivism, administered with characteristic American efficiency.

      London = London School of Economics and the Fabian Society. John Dewey was a charter member of the American Fabian Society.

      • Jason Calley says:

        Some years back I had a discussion with a lady at the local grocery store. She was (I estimate) in her late 50s or early 60s. She tried to convince me that school children in middle school and high school should not be required to study math or history. She said, “What good are they? What use are they? And besides, students don’t want to learn them! And I’ll tell you how I know. I am a school teacher!”

        The mind boggles…

  4. gator69 says:

    President Obama reportedly suggested that not watching enough cable TV was to blame for his initial low-key response to the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/12/18/obama-reportedly-blames-low-key-response-to-terror-on-not-watching-enough-cable-tv.html

    Well, we know for certain that the Narcissist in Chief will be watching much more cable TV now…

    President Obama guest starred in last night’s episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls on NBC. Fans of the show know Grylls as a handsome, rugged Brit who’s a former solider and will do just about anything to survive in the wilderness. The episode was filmed back in September when Obama was in Alaska on the last leg of his U.S. climate action tour.

    http://ecowatch.com/2015/12/18/obama-running-wild-bear-grylls/

  5. ntesdorf says:

    Excellent posting Steve, the parallels between Adolf and Barak Hussein are remarkably close. Let’s hope that time is running out for the latter-day Saint of America too

  6. Marsh says:

    I always thought, for one to be President ; being “born” in the USA was a prerequisite.! Doesn’t that mean Obama was disqualified, the day he was born.? With Obama overcoming that hurdle & its implications ; now there are no limits, as to deception & defrauding the American people.!

  7. omanuel says:

    We have lived under an increasingly bizarre government since Climategate emails exposed data manipulation in late Nov 2009. There seems no fear of prosecution for deceiving the public.

  8. Will says:

    Might the same be said of Mr. Trump?

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