Ezra Pound, Jewish Activism, and the Struggle for Cultural Memory

Andrew Joyce, Ph.D.

The terror of Pound for Kazin and the rest of us, if we are honest, is Pound’s racism”
Theodore Weiss, The New York Review of Books, 1986. 

I often take great pleasure from looking into the past and finding, among persons and works of great genius, ideas that we very closely share. It’s not terribly difficult. Times have changed so dramatically, and the window of ‘acceptable’ ideas has so radically narrowed, that almost every great creative thinker of substance prior to the 1950s held socio-political views regarded as quasi-Fascistic by the current dispensation. Most of us will be aware, of course, that these broader cultural shifts have had extremely negative repercussions for the socio-historical legacy of such figures. In short, within a society all too keen to abolish the ‘old White men’ from the history books, such figures will be the first to go.

Against this ominous backdrop, a colleague and literary scholar recently felt the inclination to inform me that the great genius of literature Ezra Pound (1885–1972), who possessed a genuine and open sympathy for Fascism, is being slowly and insidiously exiled from college reading lists and school curricula. It should come as no great surprise to readers of the Occidental Observer that having been caged in a ‘death cell’ for his war-time affiliations, and driven first into a mental health hospital and then out of his country, Pound’s punishment would continue posthumously with his relegation to anonymity. Where my friend erred, however, was in attributing the slow vanishing of Pound to an amorphous ‘neoliberal’ zeitgeist. As an ‘armchair’ fan of Modernist poetry for almost a decade, and an ethno-nationalist even longer, I’ve been more acutely aware of the specificities behind the degradation of the much-maligned poet. Far from being a recent phenomenon, I was also aware that the most important steps in Pound’s marginalization had been put in place decades earlier. Having shared these specificities with my colleague, I now present them here for the consideration of our readership.

The process of annihilating a genius and his worldview from the cultural memory of his people is both straightforward and relatively commonplace. During the course of several research projects over the last decade, it became apparent to me that even where ideologically suspect cultural figures are permitted to remain under study, the socio-political ideas of these ‘tainted’ individuals, no matter how central to their character or intellectual worldview, are sequestered within their social and professional biographies, and often presented as unpleasant ‘moral stains’ upon an otherwise acceptable and productive life. An excellent example in this regard is W.J. McCormack’s 2005 Blood Kindred: W.B. Yeats, The Life, The Death, The Politics, which endeavored to ‘expose’ and quarantine the Anglo-Irish poet’s alleged “intense relationship” with Fascism and anti-Semitism. In this way, ‘offending’ but ‘milder’ figures like Yeats are made ‘safe’ for the young and impressionable White minds passing through our college systems. In the more ‘extreme’ cases, however, like that of the explicitly Fascist-affiliated Pound, these ‘moral stains,’ and the indignation they provoke, are deemed unmanageable and unforgiveable. They are amplified, and utilized in attempts to defame and degrade the cultural figure. The process of defamation and degradation eventually forces that figure out of acceptable public discussion and recognition, and thus into obscurity.

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The method of defamation and degradation is subtle and slow, like the drip-feeding of poison. It is also in large part facilitated by the now-familiar practise of academic and cultural gatekeeping. Retaining our focus on the example of Pound, it is instructive to study the work of Jewish academic Louis Menand, who has occupied highly influential chairs in English Literature at Princeton and Harvard, and is a prominent critic for both The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. In a 2008 article titled ‘The Pound Error,’ Menand unleashed precisely the kind of withering indictment of Pound that continues to pave the way for his banishment from cultural memory. In Menand’s summation of the poet’s personality, Pound was “vain and idiosyncratic,” but by far the greatest problem was “that he was a Fascist.” Pound is said by Menand to have been possessed of an “obsession with the Jews,” which is true only to the extent that Pound had a preoccupation with usury and financial abuse that inevitably drew him into ideological opposition to some of the key innovators in that area of economic life. Pound, the titan of letters and the enabler of W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, and T.S. Eliot (among many others), is ultimately dismissed by Menand as “a failure,” notable only for “the shambles of his political beliefs and the limitations of his poetics.”

Emanating from such lofty academic heights, Menand’s invective would be influential enough in demeaning the work and cultural memory of Ezra Pound. But the effort is more widespread and thus even more effective. Although one may instinctively expect the ‘anti-Semitic’ work of poets like Pound and T.S. Eliot to deter the attentions of Jewish literary scholars, the reality is quite different. Indeed, in the mirror image of Menand’s claim, it actually appears that it is Jews who have the obsession with Pound. Pound, perhaps more than any other poet, has exerted an attractive influence over a large swathe of Jewish scholars, all of whom have been pulled magnetically towards him by a burning zeal to deconstruct his work, life, and legacy. This juxtaposition of hatred with attraction is subtly expressed in Anthony Julius’s T.S. Eliot, anti-Semitism and Literary Form, in the course of which Julius writes that Jews reading Eliot’s poetry are both “appalled and impressed.”[1] These academic activists are appalled because they perceive an unjustified critique upon their ethnic group, and they perceive this critique all the more keenly because of their ethnocentrism. They are impressed because they appreciate, and are threatened by, the talent of their target, often despite themselves. The ‘attraction’ arises from the desire to deconstruct and demean that talent, and thus avenge or assuage the critique.

Posthumously, Pound possessed no shortage of Jewish ‘admirers.’ The death of a notable figure often gives rise to renewed interest in that individual’s work and its significance. One might argue, particularly in the modern era, that the first ten to twenty years following that death may set the tone for how or if that figure will be remembered over a much greater length of time. After Pound died in Venice in November 1972, the remainder of the 70s was taken up by a widespread fascination and rediscovery of his poetry, but this enthusiasm was not shared by Jewish intellectuals. Following Pound’s death one of the most ardent and vocal was the New York Intellectual, and prominent literary critic, Alfred Kazin. Alfred Kazin would remark bitterly in 1986 that “in the museum of modern literature no figure commands more space than Ezra Pound. … The literature on Pound is enormous and swells every month.” What set apart the coming attentions of Kazin, and later Theodore Weiss, Macha Rosenthal, Charles Bernstein, Nancy Harrowitz and, most recently, Noel Stock, Tim Redman, Louis Menand and David Biespiel, from the early enthusiasm of the 70s, was the deconstructive and antagonistic slant of the Jewish academics. In words that almost perfectly mirror Julius’s claim to be “appalled and impressed” by the work of T.S. Eliot, Kazin’s scathing 1986 rebuke was titled “The Fascination and Terror of Ezra Pound [emphasis added].” The objective of these Jewish attentions was not to partake in celebration and the cementing of a cultural icon in the literary canon, but rather to break down the target’s reputation and weaken his place in cultural memory. In attacking the posthumous enthusiasm for Pound’s work, these intellectuals were in effect condemning Pound to a second, cultural, death.

In this deconstructive effort, no arguments were too tenuous, and no line of attack was too abstract or extreme. Assaults on Pound’s legacy and work by these Jewish intellectuals in the decade immediately following his death were astonishing in their bitterness. When, in 1973, the English literary scholar Michael Wood wrote a positive review of two (gentile-authored) works on the poet, he was met with remarkable ferocity by the Jewish New York writer Max Geltman. Wood had committed the sin of writing that he perceived great tenderness in the work of Pound, to which Geltman responded by asking whether “the word ‘tenderness’ is meant to imply the kind of tender care lavished on the gas chambers.” In the protracted invective that followed, Geltman would deride Pound, with sneering condescension toward his rural origins, as that “sputtering comet out of Hailey, Idaho.” At its conclusion, Geltman would round off the piece with an obscure reference to a forlorn note allegedly written by a child at a “Nazi Death Camp.” Wood’s response was both brave and damning, describing Geltman’s attack as both “stupid and incoherent.” And Wood’s conclusion was a perfect indictment of Geltman’s tactical use of Jewish schmaltz: “There is, however, nothing in Pound which is quite as ugly as the closing paragraph of Mr. Geltman’s letter. If fidelity to the holocaust means exploiting the memory of that child for the sake of a cheap, polemical pathos, then I’m all for forgetting.”

Unfortunately, strong-willed non-Jews like Wood had by the 1970s been disprivileged numerically at the higher levels of academia and popular criticism. As a result, and in marked contrast to the enthusiasm and celebration of the early 1970s, by the 1980s the balance of opinion on Pound began to tip heavily against him. Alfred Kazin’s 1986 attack on Pound was even more significant than the Geltman affair, and would be described by an acquaintance of the poet as reaching “some heights of virulence,” with the “more than strong” suggestion that Pound “was to blame for the 7,740 Italian Jews who died at Auschwitz.” For Kazin the New York Intellectual, Pound was the epitome of the ‘White Imperialist,’ a “genius not least in his American gift for appropriating land not his own.” Above all though, Kazin’s scathing rebuke represented an attempt to push the popular Pound, and other Modernist poets associated with the reconstruction of Homeric myth, if not volkisch thought, back out of the spotlight:

Modernism…has threatened to take over the curriculum. Eliot’s prescription, that past literature should constantly be assimilated to the taste of the present, had led to a steady omission and distortion of actual history. Modernism must not become the only writer of its history…. Modernism is not our only tradition.

In this respect, Kazin found ready agreement from Princeton academic Theodore Weiss, who assented that “Whatever their fascination, Pound and modernism are overdue for relegating to the dead past,” and suggested that “Pound and modernism be ignored or, if dealt with, done so negatively, and that poetry itself be considered peripheral, inconsequential as it is in a modern industrial society.” More recently, David Biespiel states that if Pound’s “violent fascism and anti-Semitism” weren’t bad enough, his poetry should be dropped because it is “getting less and less contemporary and more and more lost to time.” Thus, through Jewish domination of the key ‘valves’ of culture, we have witnessed the steady shift from a situation in which “the literature on Pound is enormous and swells every month” to one in which Pound is a “peripheral” nothing; a “failure;” or worse.

The strong presence within elite Western English faculties of a Jewish bloc advancing Jewish interests (marginalizing an ‘anti-Semite’ and a literary movement ‘tainted’ with ‘anti-Semitism’) is somewhat ironic given that Jewish literary critics like Anthony Julius issued maudlin complaints that “it is well known that English faculties in America were once especially hostile to Jewish applicants.”[2] What Julius is referring to is the subtle conflict that played out across Western universities between the 1920s and 1950s; a conflict that would ultimately end with Jewish intellectuals like Weiss and Menand flooding the leading positions at Ivy League colleges, and other Jewish intellectuals like Kazin taking command of the leading avenues of criticism. If the WASP ‘old guard’ ever really exerted the privileges of academic and cultural gate-keeping, this had been conclusively wrenched from their grasp by Jews by the early 1960s.

The conflict cannot be seen as benign in either its progression or its results. In English departments, and presumably in many other disciplines, both WASPs and Jews perceived group interests as being at stake. At Yale, WASP professors expressed doubts and concerns that “Jews lacked the cultural and religious background for teaching English literature,”[3] which was presumably the subtle articulation of the belief that Jews would be implicitly hostile to much of the English literary canon. On the other hand, one need only survey a handful of memoirs by Jewish literary scholars to learn that such hostility was clearly in evidence. For example, when asked about his experience of 1950s Yale, Harold Bloom replied sardonically that it was “an Anglo-Catholic nightmare. Everyone was on their knees to Mr T. S. Eliot.”[4]

Given such evidence, any argument that Jews and gentiles shared the same cultural interests should be treated with a healthy scepticism. Indeed, it is concerning to say the least that a group evincing demonstrable hostility to the cultural figures, interests, and heritage of White Europeans now dominates the upper echelons of that same culture. Jewish academics have become an important segment of our hostile elite.

While we may be encouraged by our current culture-shapers to believe that the entry of Jews into our arts helped us to become more ‘worldly’ and ‘objective’ in our creative life, sober reflection on contemporary Jewish activity in English literature reveals quite the opposite. Even if we accept Bloom’s perspective, it may be said that we have merely replaced the ‘Anglo-Catholic nightmare’ with a Jewish one. And rather than being on our knees to ‘Mr T. S. Eliot,’ everyone is now on their knees to Jewish victimhood. The apparent Jewish inability to appreciate English literature beyond the narrow purview of ethnic interest is demonstrated with even the briefest of bibliographies from the field’s leading scholars:

  • Derek Cohen and Deborah Heller’s Jewish Presences in English Literature
  • Bryan Cheyette’s Constructions of ‘the Jew in English Literature and Society and his Between Race and Culture: Representations of ‘the Jew’ in English and American Literature
  • Harry Levi’s Jewish Characters in Fiction: English Literature
  • James Shapiro’s Shakespeare and the Jews
  • Edgar Rosenberg’s From Shylock to Svengali: Jewish Stereotypes in English Fiction
  • Gary Levine’s The Merchant of Modernism: The Economic Jew in Anglo-American Literature
  • Heidi Kaufman’s English Origins, Jewish Discourse, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
  • Esther Panitz’s The Alien in the Midst: images of Jews in English Literature
  • Edward Calisch’s The Jew in English Literature: As Author and as Subject
  • Matthew Biberman’s Masculinity, Anti-Semitism, and Early Modern English Literature
  • Eva Holmberg’s Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination
  • Phillip Aronstein’s The Jews in English Poetry and Fiction
  • Nadia Valman’s The Jewess in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture
  • Frank Felsenstein’s Anti-Semitic Stereotypes: A Paradigm of Otherness in English Popular Culture
  • Jonathan Freedman’s The Temple of Culture: Assimilation and Anti-Semitism in Literary Anglo-America
  • Sheila Spector’s British Romanticism and the Jews: History Culture and Literature
  • Anna Rubin’s Images in Transition: the English Jew in English Literature, 1660-1830

These works represent only the tip of a very large and growing iceberg. They are in addition to hundreds of articles appearing in influential journals and magazines. Writers like Julius would have us believe that the position of the Yale academics of the 1950s was based on irrational bigotry — the ignorant anxieties of dusty old White men. And yet the trajectory of literature in the English language, both in respect of its past and present, has moved in a radically different direction since the end of the WASP dominance.

This new departure has not been for the better. The likes of Pound, Yeats, and Eliot have now given much ground to ethnically myopic works like Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint (1969), about a neurotic and compulsively masturbating Jew, and Howard Jacobson’s similar, if more periphrastic, The Finkler Question (2010). I am only half-joking when I suggest that our grandchildren will learn their Chaim before their Homer.

While I have labored on the importance of academic gate-keeping, it is important to note that the deconstruction of a cultural figure may take forms other than the assault of elite journalism and co-ordinated academic critique. It also takes the form of exclusion and socio-cultural taboo. In 1999 a panel of thirteen writers and poets, including John Updike, voted to honor Pound with a carved stone that would have put him beside such figures as T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe in a part of the nave of the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York, inspired by Poets’ Corner in London’s Westminster Abbey. The effort was ultimately thwarted by a concerted campaign of pressure on the Cathedral to block Pound’s inclusion. One of the few public representatives of the campaign was the academic and Pound ‘scholar’ Tim Redman, author of Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism. Redman, a Jewish academic who has made a career out of combining hate with attraction, explained his opposition to Pound’s inclusion with the remarkably curt, blunt, and unsophisticated retort that: “He contributed to a climate of opinion that enabled the Holocaust to happen.”

T.S. Eliot is often excoriated for his now infamous line that “The rats are underneath the piles / The Jew is underneath the lot.” Eliot and Pound may have both smiled wryly on learning that this august Cathedral apparently boasted a Jewish warden, Marsha Ra, who would earnestly explain to reporters that Pound “was giving anti-Semitic radio broadcasts while my people were being gassed.” Ra, a convert to Christianity, further insisted that Pound was “not representative of Christian values.” The New York Times later reported that it was Ms. Ra who organized, and was thus ‘underneath,’ the petition to block Pound’s inclusion. A panel of thirteen leading figures of contemporary literature was thus rendered obsolete by the activism and absurd moralizing of a middle-aged Jewish librarian.

To conclude, it is fairly evident that the struggle for cultural memory can involve more specific players, trends, and actions than the amorphous ‘neoliberal’ zeitgeist imagined by my colleague. Civilization, for all its greatness, is ultimately a fragile entity. It requires care, conservation, and occasional pruning. If our culture loses sight of its geniuses, we will be all the poorer for it — ideologically, spiritually, tactically, and culturally. We all have a duty to keep these figures and their work alive. Our ability to do so will ultimately determine whether there is life in our civilization yet, or whether, as Pound feared, there is nothing left but “an old bitch gone in the teeth.”

[1] A. Julius, T.S. Eliot, anti-Semitism and Literary Form (Thames & Hudson, 2003), 40.

[2] Ibid, 52.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

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44 Comments to "Ezra Pound, Jewish Activism, and the Struggle for Cultural Memory"

  1. Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
    October 25, 2016 - 12:42 am | Permalink

    This is a very interesting article; indeed, an important one. I thank Andrew Joyce for it.

    I wonder whether Dr. Joyce or any other reader is familiar with either or both of the books written about Pound by Charles Norman. Besides being acquainted with Pound, Norman was close enough to E. E. Cummings and his third (and last) wife to be designated Cummings’s authorized biographer. As some other readers may know, Cummings, being a true and courageous friend of the older poet, deplored and actively campaigned against Pound’s Soviet-style incarceration in a mental hospital for his wartime anti-victor activities.

    In the early and midsixties, when I was in my late teens and just entering my twenties, it was through Norman’s books—The Case of Ezra Pound (ca. 1948), an examination of his political thought and of the circumstances of his wartime broadcasts and other activities (its subtitle is With opinions by Conrad Aiken, E. E. Cummings, F. O. Matthiessen, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky); and the later, more standard sort of biography (though written ca. 1960, when Pound was still very much alive and writing), Ezra Pound—that I first learned anything of a biographical nature about Pound. What I recall from these books is that Norman, like Cummings and Williams, was far from completely in sympathy with FDR or the (((Allied))) passion for war against Germany and Italy and, also like them, portrayed Pound as a victim of governmental injustice amounting to open malevolence.

    The problem for me, however, is that, as I haven’t held or looked into either book for almost fifty years now and my recollections of both are thus sketchy at best, I wouldn’t wager more than a dollar or so that my memory of them is accurate. I would therefore be pleased and grateful to read a comment by anyone whose acquaintance with these books is more current than my own.

  2. Ben's Gravatar Ben
    October 25, 2016 - 2:05 am | Permalink

    make it new!

  3. Viva Trump's Gravatar Viva Trump
    October 25, 2016 - 2:26 am | Permalink
    • T. J.'s Gravatar T. J.
      October 25, 2016 - 10:03 am | Permalink


      Jarred Langdom25 Oct 2016 08:37Reply
      “for the Islamic Jihad terror group, set up and funded by Obama, Clinton and their evil middle eastern Islamic allies.”

      Funded by anyone but Israel, right? The Mossad runs ISIS…

    • JM's Gravatar JM
      October 26, 2016 - 10:25 pm | Permalink

      @Viva Trump
      An unlikely story.
      Note the unknown site (?) and the source…Pamela Geller…
      “…”Speaking to Dr Yvette Isaac, from advocacy charity Roads to Success (CIA?), Alice Assaf said: “Our neighbour came in and said: ‘Umm Issa, they have taken many girls about 300 girls. They were taken to Duma. Many of them were Christians and few were Alawites.“At the bakery, there were six young people who were working there. We knew them. They were burned in the oven, six well-framed men.
      “Then there were 250 children. They were put in the dough mixer, they were kneaded. The oldest one of them was four-years-old.”

      The photos look as though they’re from a Hollywood set.

      More questions than answers here.

  4. m's Gravatar m
    October 25, 2016 - 2:57 am | Permalink

    Alternately, one looks to Chinese scholarship to recognize the genius of Pound. Less to do with Western fascism, but rather because of Pound’s embrace of Confucianism, along with the poet’s attempts at a rather unique etymological translation of certain Chinese classics. Of course Chinese, being ethnic chauvinists, have not bought in to the Jewish inspired multicult world; hence are they less prone to these sorts of academic attacks. Also, they don’t demonstrate the White man’s misplaced guilt–guilt that Jews so intensely feed upon. Finally, they tend to appreciate Westerners who appreciate them.

  5. Edward Hunter's Gravatar Edward Hunter
    October 25, 2016 - 3:01 am | Permalink

    More than anyone Ezra Pound is the symbol of the American Civilization that should have been. The most talented writer our country has produced. Its greatest artist, its most original thinker. His fate was the fate of our culture and our people. His talent was envied and deconstructed, his genius denigrated, his achievements belittled. The author himself thrown into a cage, called a traitor, declared insane and then banished from history. The . The story of Ezra is the story of what our country could have been. Ezra intoned “The thought of what America could have been with a wide circulation of the classics, troubles my sleep”. For Ezra Pound America was to be the next and greatest chapter in European culture. . America would be culmination of 2500 years of European striving. Instead it terminated in Barack Obama, Hollywood, the New York Times and The Clintons. The role of the Jews in this turned out to be exactly what Pound said it would be Many things destroyed the American Republic, but its collapse would not have happened without the type of Jewish subversion and revisionism provided by the likes of Louis Menand. Still history never really terminates. It recycles itself, often in the most unexpected ways. Jewish led Liberalism is coming to an end. The Jewish media is self destructing, next hopefully will come Jewish Academia and the reputation of Louis Menand. Those that survive amongst the wreckage will ask where it all went wrong and they will return to the iconic story of Ezra Pound, the genius, the greatest artist our country has produced, the teacher of four Nobel Prize winners in Literature, when such prizes meant something. The iconic image of the end of the American Republic is Ezra Pound alone in his madhouse cell above the Anacostia River looking out on the real madhouse of Washington DC. Today St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is gone its site is occupied by the Department of Homeland Security whose ever expanding police apparatus tries desperately to keep contained the even faster expanding chaos of Multicultural America.

  6. David Ashton's Gravatar David Ashton
    October 25, 2016 - 4:00 am | Permalink

    Some of these hostile “secondary studies” – e.g. Anthony Julius, “Trials of the Diaspora” (2010) or John Carey, “The Intellectuals & the Masses” (1992) – are useful in so far as they inadvertently direct our attention to primary sources that can be used in a more favorable way. There are still a number of pro-Pound studies in print or easily accessible.

    The notable problem with Jewish ascendancy in literary criticism is that almost everything has to be seen in terms of “The Holocaust”, as the pole event in human history, and given “marks out of 10” accordingly. However, we also now have an additional runaway censorship and propaganda saturation over “gender” and also of course “Islam”, which have a few Jewish academic critics as well as supporters.

  7. N. Dings's Gravatar N. Dings
    October 25, 2016 - 4:08 am | Permalink

    The rats are underneath the piles
    The Jew is underneath the lot

    —T.S. Eliot

    It is all saying. Rhetoric deconstructions of geniuses which are believed by cuckservatives. Gleichschaltung and images of the movies They Live and The Invasion of the Body Snatchers.Too much influence from the Holohoax which is also lying ‘underneath’. Racist! Fascism seems to be ontologically the nearest by. But Alexander Dugin does away with it, and also with Communism and Liberalism in his The Fourth Political Theory.

  8. Lynda's Gravatar Lynda
    October 25, 2016 - 4:38 am | Permalink

    Pound will be remembered as the American contribution to the giants of the European civilisation, the ancien regime, born out of its time and during the century of its destruction.

    “Corpses are set to banquet
    at behest of usura”
    Canto XLV with ‘Usura’

    Will be a fitting epitaph for Europe post World War III, not just another European Kinslaying at the behest of the Judaic Crown, but the war to render all nations without form and void.

  9. Stogumber's Gravatar Stogumber
    October 25, 2016 - 5:14 am | Permalink

    On the whole, I don’t think we have to “struggle” for cultural memory. We don’t need to make it “visible” or “attractive” or, worse, get official recognition for it. Insofar, a stone for Pound in a cathedral is not important.
    What we have to do is: making our alternate cultural tradition easy to find for the curious. By alphabetical and systematical registries, practical overviews, cheap copies etc. The curious guy from a high school or provincial college must have easy access to it.

    • Michael Adkins's Gravatar Michael Adkins
      October 25, 2016 - 7:29 am | Permalink

      I agree, the enemy knows that a well-crafted paragraph is a dangerous thing.

    • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
      October 25, 2016 - 10:59 am | Permalink

      How true! In combining moral and ethical soundness with practicality, your strategizing is infinitely superior to the usual hot-air grandiosity.

  10. John C.'s Gravatar John C.
    October 25, 2016 - 5:29 am | Permalink

    Great article! The cultural wars are the deepest. Ultimately that is where civilization will be preserved or irretrievably destroyed. And “the Arts” is where the heart of civilization beats. But before being able to engage successfully in that war, the battle in the streets and in the battle fields must be won. The enemy did not get the upper hand in the cultural war until after the World Wars. It may be argued that Masonry laid the groundwork but that also had to succeed in the streets before the wholesale attack on civilization could be unleashed. Today they have the citadel and from there they can scheme and launch any type of cultural attack on society they wish. Regaining the citadel is prerequisite; and for that the methods may have to be the same ones they used, an admittedly unpleasant thought.

  11. October 25, 2016 - 7:48 am | Permalink

    You let in the Jew and the Jew rotted your empire, and you yourselves out-jewed the Jew. Your allies in your victimized holdings are the bunyah, you stand for NOTHING but usury.
    Ezra Pound radio broadcast, 15 March 1942

    So many great men, we are oblivious of them all. We glorify idiots who did nothing great, except to kiss some Jewish ass.

    Italians have very bad memories of partisans, as thugs who committed unwarranted, unfettered, unspeakable acts of terror. They have very fond memories of fascism. The only reason why Allies found some help in Sicily is because Mussolini crashed Mafia to death. Whoever mafiosi survived (most of them did), allied with the Allies.

    How much we have been lied! We have been cuddling the Jewish cuckoo as if it was our most precious progeny.

  12. October 25, 2016 - 8:07 am | Permalink

    In this new globalist religion, Hitler is the satan, Jews are the savior, Auschwitz is the holy land. Salvation is attained through multikulti enrichment by unlimited migration of Africans.

  13. Montefrío's Gravatar Montefrío
    October 25, 2016 - 8:24 am | Permalink

    The Frankfurt School standards of culture may have metastisized at my (and all the others) Ivy alma mater, but they have no place in my home. I’m a native New Yorker, but not Jewish, and aside from a few very good musicians and conductors (Perlman, Stern, Barenboim, Bernstein, et. al); I’ve been consistently underwhelmed by Jewish “cultcha”. Bitter toward and resentful of the societies that admit them, it now seems to me over the course of a longish life that the West in general and the US in particular would have done well to exclude them, given that they will never rest until every vestige of European, once-Christian culture is eroded by the acidity of the venom they spit upon it. It is time for “counter-semitism” to begin the reassertion of the superior culture that they despise.

  14. Curmudgeon's Gravatar Curmudgeon
    October 25, 2016 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    This is an excellent article exposing the collusion of Zion to misrepresent the giants of literature. Pound, Eliot, Cummings et al are in the good company, of that vile anti-Semite, Shakespeare with his “Merchant of Venice” smear.
    Mr. Joyce’s “The method of defamation and degradation is subtle and slow, like the drip-feeding of poison” immediately conjured Rossini’s Barber of Seville, and Don Basilio’s aria La Calunnia (slander), written 200 years ago. Undoubtedly, Rossini was an anti-Semite.
    If I have a complaint, it is that Mr. Joyce refers to a number of the Jewish writers as intellectuals. Perhaps it is my age or cultural background, but intellectuals, in my world, were people who had, not only broad academic achievements, but a world view that could dispense wisdom. None of the “intellectuals” named do that. They, as do Mr. Joyce’s named “academics” use their academic achievements as a shield to advance the agenda he describes so well.

  15. The Barbara Spectre Society's Gravatar The Barbara Spectre Society
    October 25, 2016 - 10:49 am | Permalink

    Quite a thorough rendering of the issue. Though I regret, what I perceive to be, the guarded pessimistic tone to this dark chapter in our culture heritage. With younger WASP leftovers like myself, there is a burning frustration with the old guard for having surrendered academic and cultural supremacy in America so easily. If the dark age of Jewish Establishment has taught us – the first generation of the dispossessed – anything it is this: you fight chutzpah with chutzpah.

    Now a word on Pound’s legacy. Recognizing the inferiority of our current academic establishment, it is vitally necessary that the Alt Right maintain a parallel and vigorous cultural establishment. In the salvage operation that is mostly likely our road ahead, quiet lamentations on the dying legacy of cultural heroes like Pound is simply not an acceptable attitude to take. This is our heritage, it is superior to the degenerate and alien Jewish literary bigotry that is getting rammed down our throat at every turn, and we either fight to perserve it’s legacy or go join the dust heap we’re being consigned to. Pardon the common language, but this is the Jewish academic and journalistic establishment pissing all over what they perceive to be a defeated enemy. But remember this: Jews are often choke artists, and MacDonald’s excellent Culture of Critique points to numerous instances in recent history, in Russia, Poland, and Hungary in which Jewish minority rule and cultural dominance inevitably comes back to haunt them. The only question then is, where will the memory of Pound be when this happens.

    Perhaps the appropriate Alt Right attitude to take when some Jew whines about the (((anti-Semetism))) of figures like Pound and Eliot is to remind them that they are respected figures in the rich Anglo-American culture heritage, that we’re not required to blindly accept their judgement, and that perhaps they should keep their corrosive and bitter deconstructions to partisan interpretations of THEIR heritage. These bullying Jews need to be reminded in their faces that their tradition is not the Anglo tradition, and that we, Pound and Eliot are not going away anytime soon.

    • Elizabeth's Gravatar Elizabeth
      October 26, 2016 - 9:47 pm | Permalink

      It would be far more fun and satisfying to criticize any particularly Jewish works in the Geltman manner that Dr. Joyce outlined above only with opposite intent and using historical eras that show them in their tyrant rather than their so-called victim phase. This would be fairly easy and amusing to do given that their work is often inferior, unimaginative and obsessed with lavishing undeserved accolades upon themselves. They have the weakness of extreme academic hubris and believe that works are generally important just because they have been made to be important to their own tradition: Maimonides for instance has almost no substance and yet they dare to study him in great detail and consider him important. I doubt that there is even one Jewish writer that could hold a candle to Ezra Pound or T. S. Eliot. The opportunities for academic mockery are many.

  16. PPight1931's Gravatar PPight1931
    October 25, 2016 - 11:40 am | Permalink

    This insightful article well reflects the labour and contemplation that indubitably preceded it.

    However: do we analyse and agonise too much? No good deed goes unpunished, especially it seems where certain people are concerned:

    “Pound’s greatest danger in 1944 was not the possibility of arrest by the United States armed forces, but the possibility of execution either at the hands of the Gestapo or of Communist partisans. He had shielded a number of Jews from the Nazi exterminators, several of them Jewish musicians whom he had hired to play at the Rapallo concerts during the 1930s. The death penalty was automatically incurred for hiding Jews.

    A rabbi who had fled the Nazi terror in Budapest also came, seeking aid, and Pound sheltered him for three weeks. The Gestapo searched his rooms twice during this period, but he had been warned aforetime by friendly townspeople, and the rabbi was sent to hide in the butcher shop. The disgruntled Gestapo officer took away some of Pound’s letters and papers, but nothing incriminating was found. Pound says that the papers were returned in “good order” the following week.”

    pp246-7, This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound (1961), by Eustace Clarence Mullins

    That passage did strike me as extraordinary (in particular, having read and enjoyed “Ezra Pound Speaking: Radio Speeches of World War II” (ed.: L.W. Doob) where Pound excoriates the usurers and names their tribal affiliations where applicable). But Mullins was encouraged by Pound in the production of the 1961 book which unlike much of Mullins’ later output is fortified with copious endnotes; so presumably this passage can be taken at face.

    “Kill the Best of the Gentiles!” is the reason; and their declamation against Pound issued forth, because ‘it is in their nature’ as Dr Pierce was at pains to remind his audience. All their chorus of critiques is just rationalisation after the event.

  17. Joey Virgo's Gravatar Joey Virgo
    October 25, 2016 - 11:54 am | Permalink

    I’m glad that the author is bringing up Ezra Pound and America’s waning cultural memory of him. A poet’s legacy cannot continue after death unless people care and contribute financially to make his work live through republication and lectures and other media. Eustace Mullin’s excellent biography of Ezra Pound, “This Difficult Man,” published in the 1940s, has been out of circulation for quite some time now and someone needs to republish it. As a college student in the Sixties, I just thought cultural memory just happened because the author and his works were just so great. Not so. Cultural memory is a value that exists only through labor, money, and cultural networking. Even this article keeps Ezra Pound’s genius alive.

    • tadzio308's Gravatar tadzio308
      October 27, 2016 - 1:22 am | Permalink

      Eustace Mullins published This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound, in 1961. There is an edition published in 2011. Check Amazon for details.

      • Joey Virgo's Gravatar Joey Virgo
        October 27, 2016 - 8:20 pm | Permalink

        Thanks very much for the update, tadzio308. Last time I checked (2009), Amazon no longer had the book available. My review was the only one at that time, too. Now there’s a total of 4 reviews. This is good to know that it’s now available again — under a different publisher, too, and I appreciate the correction. It’s strange to me that Eustace Mullins actually published the book in 1961 though that is a fact. I had a very strong impression from the book when I first read it that most of it had been at least written more than a decade before it was published. Thank you for the notice!

      • Joey Virgo's Gravatar Joey Virgo
        October 27, 2016 - 8:33 pm | Permalink

        I just noticed that Amazon is stating that the new edition of Eustace Mullins’s book, “This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound” is temporarily unavailable — again. Abebooks online, however, does have copies of the original printing as well as copies of the newest edition under the new publisher.

  18. Junghans's Gravatar Junghans
    October 25, 2016 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    This is truly a great article, Mr. Joyce. I can’t say that I am very well acquainted with the works and thinking of Ezra Pound, but I have seen and perused several books, which I recall being entitled, ‘Jefferson and/or Mussolini’, and E. Mullins’, ‘This Difficult Individual’. Your bibliography of Jewish dissimulators of English literature in this article is certainly telling! It kind of reminds one of Drumont’s attempt to describe the Judaization of France in La France Juive. As a matter of fact, I wonder if anyone has ever attempted to chronicle the cultural and intellectual Judaization of the Anglo world in book form yet? Hint, hint, Mr. Joyce… Some excellent works do come close. I remember an online website of about 14 years ago, the name of which I can’t currently recall, that basically came close in that regard. Michael Santomauro may have done a limited print edition of it at the time. It mysteriously disappeared down the rabbit hole more than a decade ago, but I’m sure it is still mirrored somewhere on the net yet today.

    • Junghans's Gravatar Junghans
      October 25, 2016 - 7:23 pm | Permalink

      The website that I referred to, (and couldn’t remember), was called The Jewish Tribal Review, and the online book was called When Victims Rule: A Critique of Jewish Pre-eminence in America. This lengthy tome is currently mirrored at several online sites, and was evidently even offered at one time in a Kindle edition on Amazon.

    • Sheila's Gravatar Sheila
      October 27, 2016 - 9:15 am | Permalink

      As a matter of fact, I wonder if anyone has ever attempted to chronicle the cultural and intellectual Judaization of the Anglo world in book form yet?

      (Wouldn’t one of the best be the *Culture of Critique* by Kevin MacDonald.)

  19. October 25, 2016 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    The most interesting thing about this essay and the comments is that only “Stogumber” seems to sense that the topic of Pound should result in some action steps, and he is right.

    If any reader wants to start useful action, find one or two people in your city to work with you, then research the number of texts and titles by Pound that are available in the library. If there is an acute shortage, you already have at hand all the research, names, and dates you will need to start a campaign for Pound’s works to be more available in the library. You don’t need to use ((( ))) to make your point or tread on the nature of the haters, just propagate Pound’s name and genius. It will branch off into school libraries and numerous other places.

    That’s how Resisting Defamation got its start. We formed a committee to attack the California State Board of Education for encouraging mockery of Irish immigrant workers on the Great Continental Railroad, and we won and we’ve never looked back.

    The trail of our groups was The Irish Task Force, then the European American Study Group, then the European American Issues Forum, and then Resisting Defamation to focus on one small wedge of the massive attacks we endure. We have long looked for someone to establish the White Anti-Defamation League in vain. Where are all the small groups chipping away at the abuses we and our grandchildren endure on a daily basis?

  20. October 25, 2016 - 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Einstein is the pinnacle of chutzpah. He is as thick as his high school professor made him. He has become the icon of IQ by plagiarizing the hell out of everybody, + tribal glorification.

  21. Trenchant's Gravatar Trenchant
    October 26, 2016 - 1:27 am | Permalink

    Likewise, Louis-Ferdinand Céline awaits rehabilitation at Dr. Joyce’s hand.

  22. rosa's Gravatar rosa
    October 26, 2016 - 7:32 am | Permalink

    OT, in part:
    a big fuss here in Italy, and I suppose even bigger in USA, for the UNESCO decisions on Jerusalem. When I heard of it, I thought: (((they))) are ruining and destroying our cultural heritage, our history, ourselves too, with their cunning, deceitful and plenty of money tricks. Now they are tricked by the same (((New World Order))) organisations they helped to create, if not inspired since the beginning.
    A modest moment of Schadenfreude.

  23. ff's Gravatar ff
    October 26, 2016 - 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Off topic,

    I think this has appeared here before but worth reposting,

    Jewish hatred of Trump is all over the airways
    Billionaires— like — Mark Cuban (Name changed f/Chaberinsky)
    Jeffrey Goldberg (Atlantic Magazine)
    Stuart Rothenberg (Washington Post)
    Charles Krauthammer (Fox News)
    Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post)
    Bill Kristol (The Weekly Standard)
    Jessica Ehrlich (DNC Operative)
    Bernie Sanders (Communist)
    Julie Roginsky (Fox News)
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DNC Chair)
    Lisa Bloom (Feminist Lawyer)
    Robert Zimmerman (DNC Operative)
    Simon Rosenberg (DNC Operative)
    Julian Epstein (DNC Operative)
    Maggie Haberman (New York Times)
    Brad Whitman (DNC Operative)
    Barbara Streisand (Hollywood)
    Bret Stephens (Wall St Journal)
    Ben Cardon (US Senator)

    Rep Steve Israel (Congressman)
    Rachel Maddow (MSNBC / Lesbian Activist
    Bethany Mandel (Washington Post)
    David Goodfriend (DNC Operative)
    Al Frankin (US Senator)
    Richard Goodstein (DNC Operative)
    Ezra Klein (Washington Post)
    Erica Berenstein (New York Times)
    Fred Kaplan (Slate Magazine)
    Jessica “Motormouth” Tarlov) Political Op
    David Axelrod (DNC Political Operative)
    Dana Bash (CNN – Real name Schwartz)
    Brad Gerstman (DNC Operative)
    Matthew Littman (Speech Writer For Biden)
    David Plouffe (Politico)
    Josh Schwerin (Hilary spokesman)
    Joel Benenson (DNC Operative)
    Judith Miller (NY Times Fox News)
    Lanny Davis (DNC Operative)
    Alan Dershowitz (Zionist / Lawyer)
    Jennifer Pozner (Media Critic  )
    Jake Tapper (CNN)

  24. Ed's Gravatar Ed
    October 27, 2016 - 7:13 am | Permalink

    The alt-right is rapidly forming our own ” culture of critique” of these Jews. Of course they will throw up “anti-Semitic” at any negative tones used to describe Jews, to which we reply “We don’t care what you think. This is our homeland for our people and if Jews can’t respect that they can GTFO!

  25. October 27, 2016 - 11:16 am | Permalink

    ‘David Biespiel states that if Pound’s “violent fascism and anti-Semitism” weren’t bad enough, his poetry should be dropped because it is “getting less and less contemporary and more and more lost to time.”’

    Once again a rock has been turned over to expose a blinking, Janus-faced, Jewish wordsmith at work. Wait a minute, aren’t these the same people that constantly whine and kvetch about how “ve must neffer forget?” (My favorite Jewish trope currently bandied about is: “We’ve seen this before . . .” sadly trailing off, while leaving the unmistakable impression that Hitler has somehow risen from the grave like that horrible Jesus feller.)

    So while ignorant goyim are to “neffer forget” a single example of those terrible, ancient, ahistorical, singularly Jewish tragedies, that never actually happened, they are supposed to forget their own recent history! Now thatsa’ some spicy Chutzpah!

    Chutzpah is strictly a Jewish trait other races are quite incapable of displaying. Whites may be “nervy” or have the “gall” or “temerity”, but only Jews have the “chutzpah”. The original chutzpah came in the form of the Bible and its claim that Jews are “god’s chosen people.” And to think even Christians beleive this!

    The current, and perhaps most classic, example of Jewish chutzpah is the monstrous lie of the Hallowedhoax. Has any race, apart from the Jews, ever considered lying so boldly and on such a scale?

    The “memory hole” made famous by Eric Blair, was highly evident in the Soviet Union where leading Jewish politicos, commissars and their sycophants went to great lengths in their efforts to “erase” people from history.

    A the risk of sounding like a skipping record, this is exactly what the story of Moses and the Israelites was all about, erasing all the pantheistic icons of Egyptian religious culture and replacing them with “the one true god.” With Jews there is very little that is new under the Tel Aviv sun.

    • Rosa's Gravatar Rosa
      October 27, 2016 - 2:39 pm | Permalink

      Actually a true, really true Christian, which means a true, really true Catholic, knows that they are no more “God’s chosen people”, because they rejexted and killed God’s Son, the promised Messiah. It is the Christians who are the God’s chosen people, since 33AD.

      • October 27, 2016 - 9:58 pm | Permalink

        Shhh! Don’t tell anybody lest you be labeled an “anti-semite.”

        By the way Jesus never claimed title to being either the “Son of god” or the “messiah.” This makes sense as he never considered himself either.

        The long awaited Messiah or “Mashiach” was expected to be a strong military leader, a king, sent by God to deliver the Jews from their Roman “oppressors”. Jesus did just the opposite, instead of delivering the Jews from the Romans, he delivered them from their corrupt Temple and its sacrificial system’s oppressive laws. As for the Romans, well, render onto Caesar. . .

        Jesus kept referring to himself as “the Son of man,” but when the Sanhedrin’s kohein gadol accuses him thus: “I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.”

        Jesus’ replies, (according to Matthew), “Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

        See? “Thou hast said” or in modern vernacular, “if you say so.” Not exactly an explicit admission to the words Caiaphas puts in his mouth. Then however he continues by identifying himself as the “Son of man” – not the “Son of God.”

        So what is a “Son of man?” According to Jews, they are the only “men,” all others are beasts created in the form of men to better serve the Jew. As such, they view their tribes as descendants of their God’s original Adamic man.

        When Jesus identifies himself as the “son of man,” as he does some 88 times, he is saying, “I am a Jew’s Jew, a direct descendant of the original patriarchs who carry your law. Therefore, I actually have the true authority you falsely claim.”

        The title of “king” as applied to their coming messiah, was also assigned by the Sanhedrin as a mockery of the claim he had come to deliver the Jews from the Temple.

        Who was Jesus? Not a God, not a Messiah, but a poor, working stiff. A sage, a healer and teacher who finally had enough. Jesus was mad as hell and wasn’t going to take it anymore.

        Jesus soundly rebuked Temple law by reversing the proclamation of death assigned by the kohanim to those yet living, attacked the money changers in the Temple courtyard and finally thumbed his nose at Caiaphas to enable offering himself up as the Temple’s final blood sacrifice in the form of the Paschal lamb.

        So what does this have to do with non-Jews? – Nothing. Unless maybe one wants to pick up the ball and start attacking the Jew’s new Temple called “The Federal Reserve” and its sacrificial system called the “IRS.”

        Yes, you too can be a cosplay Jesus – just keep in mind the penalty.

        • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
          October 28, 2016 - 10:34 am | Permalink

          Dear Arch,

          I don’t mean to be argumentative, but when Jesus laid claim to be the Son of Man, he dispensed in public for the very first time with what biblical scholars and theologians call the “messianic secret,” and the effect on the Jewish leaders, especially the high priest, the rest of the Sanhedrin, and the Pharisees, was far, far more explosive than a mere claim to be Son of God (this latter was a familiar term, both in the Old Testament and in popular usage, for what one might simply call a righteous man). These Jews rightly heard Jesus’s use of the expression as referring directly to the messianic figure in Daniel’s vision (Daniel 7:13), because in the next verse, 7:14, the Son of Man is invested with sovereignty that is permanent and eternal, not simply that of an earthly messiah to the Jews. In other words, Jesus openly identified his person, role, and mission with God’s.

          As for being the literal Son of God, there is clear indication that Jesus had already confided this to the Twelve. As the Synoptic Gospel accounts indicate, this was revealed in plain, unmistakable, and indeed frightening terms to Peter, James (the one often called “the Greater”), and John at the Transfiguration.

  26. Charles Frey's Gravatar Charles Frey
    October 27, 2016 - 12:01 pm | Permalink

    My Christmas stocking is up. Size 16. I asked Santa to fill it with a list of European associations who share our values and viewpoints: perhaps calls to action. Germany, where an outright war along familiar lines is raging, has an election in 17. Our viewpoint has registered advances locally and regionally there.
    Such list should come from a European contributor. Several names of eminently-qualified TOO contributors come to mind. Whatever the outcome here, we must regularly supply/assist these associations, reciprocally, with our mailed viewpoints/pamphlets.
    Said list should come in point form; summarizing their program/concern, their interests, overlapping or, in part where they differ from us or among themselves, as well as their organized YOUTH MOVEMENTS and their publications.
    Here’s a kick-start: Alternative fuer Deutschland; Identitaere Bewegung [ Identity Movement ]; Deutsche Mitte. Enough fodder for a multi-part, most relevant essay, affording a platform from which to proceed with greater aggressiveness. This does not foreclose the necessity of an identical list from the Western Hemisphere or, indeed, from Down Under.

  27. Ugly Mind Babies's Gravatar Ugly Mind Babies
    October 27, 2016 - 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Re: Charles Bernstein – The nature of deconstructive garbage is that a great poet is filtered through the little thoughts of a minor one. The modern student or writer winds up standing on the shoulders of midgets.

  28. RoyAlbrecht's Gravatar RoyAlbrecht
    October 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    As I see it, the main reason as to why Jews always seem to be able to stay a few steps ahead of Europeans in (((their))) race to domesticate all life on the planet…,
    is that Jews have a materially oligopolistic Leader who remains hidden and is being advised by a pack of Rabbis that dabble in Subconscious Mind-exploration Techniques.

    Whereas Europeans seem to have eaten the Jewish lie that Spiritual Enlightenment is either little more than a superstitious belief with no basis in reality or a purely mental phenomenon that elevates Complex Thought to the pinnacle of human existence,
    and although I seriously doubt that these Rabbis or their Leader have attained any appreciable level of Spirituality,
    even to dabble in techniques designed to bring one closer to Enlightenment will most probably enable the practitioner to harness the subconscious mind more effectively.

    Since it has become generally acceptable to state that 9/10ths of the mind’s power resides in the subconscious part, it stands to reason that anyone who employs techniques that enhance this oft underutilized area of the mind will be ahead of the game when it comes to strategizing and optimizing…,
    especially when the number of factors in the equation become overwhelming for the conscious mind bring into order.

    In today’s Jew World Order…, –
    given the number of material assets controlled by the Jews,
    the rapid development and viral spread of ideas that counter Jewish Plans for Global Domination and Subjugation,
    the need for Jews to continually develop Subtle yet Effective Mass-mind Occupation and Control Weapons to counter the ever growing Counter-Truths that contribute to Jewish-Mass-Neutralization,
    and the need to balance all the above and more against each other to come up with Optimum Attack Strategies and Counter Measures at a rate that outpace their Targets’ (Whites’) efforts to resist their own eventual Domestication and/or Extermination…, –
    being able to harness the subconscious mind gives one a distinct advantage over those who remain anchored in the conscious mind.

    It is for the above reason that IMO,
    if an Aryan Leadership Class is to emerge that is capable of staying several steps ahead of the Jews in its efforts to elucidate, present and implement a Positive-Feedback Alternative Path of Conduct that Neutralizes and Contains the present Jewish Negative-Feedback False-Paradigm Effort to Destroy,
    the seeds of Spiritual Renewal must be planted within Our People concurrent with the present Backsliding Battle we seem to be engaged in.

  29. Dave Bowman's Gravatar Dave Bowman
    October 30, 2016 - 7:40 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Dr Joyce, for yet another flawless contribution to the cause. David Bespiel’s acidic comment about Pound’s poetry – and indeed his wider literary achievements and reputation – becoming less worthy and relevant with the passage of time, is exactly the same standard pathetic, brash, unrestrained, lying Jewish reversal of the facts we have come to expect. It is their tired, predictable one-trick pony in all intellectual combat. In fact, as usual, the truth is the exact opposite, as witness the confident summary by the poet and writer Carl Sandburg: “All talk on modern poetry, by people who know, ends with dragging in Ezra Pound somewhere. He may be named only to be cursed as wanton and mocker, poseur, trifler and vagrant. Or he may be classed as filling a niche today like that of Keats in a preceding epoch. The point is, he will be mentioned.”

    And that is exactly the point. Pound WILL and must always be “mentioned” – He will continue to be identified in all honest – invariably White – academic circles and respected curricula as ultimately, the most central, staggeringly gifted, intellectually elite, supremely important and significant giant of 20th century culture – in the face of all grinding of Jewish teeth for his very keen awareness of their treachery.

    This is a man who, amidst a colourful and difficult personal and professional life of constant near-penury, somehow contrived to devote the bulk of his time to the intellectual study of literature, to found and guide an entire Modernist movement, to discover, edit, promote and sponsor the varied gifts of a dozen and more other great writers and artists who have also become central to the history of 20th century White culture, and whose ongoing private struggle with the eccentricities of high genius, the demands of multiple wives, mistresses and children, and the injustices of war, landed him first in a military prison, and then in a psychiatric hospital. Sadly, his almost child-like, naive openness as an artist prevented him from disguising his awareness of the truth about the Jews which he had come to understand – and thus he became a very easy target for a Jewish hatred which will never be forgotten. Their ongoing revision of history to remove and bury White icons of genius and all they stand for – especially those who have fearlessly brought attention to Jewish evil – is the very essence of Orwell’s ‘1984’. But for all that, Pound’s body of work will continue down through the years to display a thousand times more historical and cultural grasp, artistic integrity and towering intellectual power – not to mention pure, implicit Whiteness – than anything the Philip Roths, Howard Jacobsons and hundreds of other arrogant, over-read, over-hyped, talent-free, jealous Jewish scribblers across the western world could ever aspire to. We must, as others have pointed out here, continue to cherish, defend and publicise the values and achievements of our White cultural icons by all and any means possible, in the face of the Jewish onslaught of leaven and lies.

  30. HK Wills's Gravatar HK Wills
    October 30, 2016 - 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Profiles in myopia: what predominates in the thinking of Pound’s Jewish critics is not his genius as a poet, something that should be the focus of nominally qualified academics, but his criticism of Jews. They even discard the standards of their profession to damage his legacy. They just can’t let it go or put it in perspective. The limbic system is in charge.

    Fascinating and trenchant article. Thank You.

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