1. The View From Prindle’s Head.
  2.   The Story of Jud Suss Continued
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  4. R.E. Prindle


Before I jump ahead to the reformer Jud Suss and the rise of modern Judaism let us first review evolving European society. While the Jews were sinking into a desperate mysticism characterized by the Kabala, which is to say even into deeper subjectivism, Europeans were developing a more objective appreciation of reality, that is the scientific method of raising the Veil of Isis and revealing nature.

One might say that the Europeans truly discovered the world, both visible and invisible. Unlike the earlier Marco Polo they didn’t traverse the Eurasian land mass but, blocked by the Moslems on that route, they made an end run around Africa to India, thus proving a water route to the East while beginning the realization that the Earth was indeed a sphere. Untold vistas were opened up as geographical information rapidly added to the knowledge, thus from the fifteenth century onward the European mind expanded rapidly.

The European brain expanded quickly as the objective world ceased to be less and less mysterious. Initially Astronomy and Chemistry moved rapidly ahead soon followed by the other sciences.

Judaism stagnated stultifying itself in the nonsense of the Talmud and Kabala. They took at most a peripheral part in the rapid development until the turn of the twentieth century and then they began to inject Jewish subjectivism into it and corrupting it. The world was developed in the image of the Europeans.

In about 1740 the Jud Suss made his appearance on the world stage from the German Duchy of Wurttemberg nestled between Bavaria on the East and Alsace of the West and South of Hesse and its capital of Frankfort. That city was also the center of Jewish operations in Europe at the time.

Not much has been written about Suss in Western Europe. My account relies on the novel of the Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger. He first wrote up a play about Suss in the critical year of 1916. By 1926 the Jews under the guise of Communism were in open revolution against the ancient native German population. Volkist [folkist] groups of which the National Socialist was the most prominent were defending the Germans and Germany from the Jewish takeover. A few years later in 1930 Feuchtwanger would write his novel Success that mocked the National Socialist leader Adolf Hitler. At that time the Jews considered Hitler a joke and no threat. That was a serious miscalculation.

At that time the future of the National Socialist electoral victory was undreamed of and the events of WWII were unimagined and unimaginable. Indeed, in 1930 the Jews had little cause to doubt their success as Russia, France, England and the United States were in their pocket. If needed the US could be held in reserve as they had been in WWI. How could they lose? Thus the novel Jud Suss was mocking Germany as losers and was perceived as such.

The novel was a propaganda success. It sold extremely well in England. The English made it into a movie also titled Jud Suss which was even more successful than the book. From my view of the matter, it is difficult to see why either the book or movie was so well received. Feuchtwanger lays bare the Jewish conspiracy and its methods. Methods the Jews had used at least since the reign of Suss and which ought to have been known by one and all. One can only say that like Maxwell Grant’s fictional character, The Shadow, they had the ability to cloud men’s minds. Perhaps the Jewish bible had indoctrinated and conditioned the West to view the Jews in the light in which they wished to be viewed.

Feuchtwanger chose Suss as his vehicle in part because he represented the demise of the medieval Jew and the rise of the modern Western Jew as would be epitomized by the Rothschilds who may have emulated Suss to perfect his method. At the same time as the Western Jews adapted to Aryan ways the Eastern Jews remained dedicated to the ancient ways. Thus paradoxically the Western Jews despised the Eastern Jews for those very Jewish customs.

It is this transitional moment in time that Feuchtwanger chose to capture. He could have used the early nineteenth century Rothschilds but he didn’t. He chose the beginning and foundation of modern Jewish history. In this passage below Feuchtwanger contrasts the medieval Jew in the character of Isaac Landauer with that of the modern Suss, Joseph Oppenheimer.

Isaac Landauer looked his colleague up and down with amicable amusement. The elegantly cut brown coat, bordered with silver made of the first cloth, the powdered peruke with its fastidious formal curls and delicately pleated lace ruffles, these alone must have cost forty gulden. He had always had a weakness for this Suss Oppenheimer, whose eager and adventurous spirit flared so fiercely as his great restless round eyes. He, Isaac Landauer, had seen a rough and sparing life, the kennels of the Jews’ quarter and the pleasure houses of the great. Confinement, dirt, persecution, arson, death, oppression, utter helplessness—and pomp, spaciousness, despotism, lordliness and beauty. He knew the machinery of diplomacy as only three or four others at most within the empire knew it, and his eye could examine down to the smallest detail of the whole apparatus of war, and peace, of the government of men. His countless business interests had given him a keen eye for the connections between things, and he was aware with a good-humoured and mocking awareness, of the absurd and subtle limitations of the great. He knew there was only one reality in the world- money. War and peace, life and death, the virtue of women, the Pope’s power to bind or to loose, the Estates’ enthusiasm for liberty, the purity of the Augsburg Confession, the ships on the sea, coercive power of princes, the Christianizing of the New world, love, power, cowardness, wantonness, blasphemy and virtue, they were all derived from money and they would turn into money, and they could well be expressed in figures.

Yes, and usury meant the control of money and hence the control of all. As the saying goes, follow the money. In many ways this history is the history of money and usury.

But in his [Landauer’s] dress and appearance he clung obstinately to the traditions of his race. He wore his caftans as he wore his skin. In it he entered the closets of princes and of the Emperor. That was the other secret and more profound secret of his power. He disdained gloves and perukes. He was indispensable, and this was his triumph, even in his caftan and his ritual curls.

But now there was this Josef Suss Oppenheimer, the younger generation. There he sat, proud magnificence with his buckled shoes and his lace ruffles, and puffed himself up. It was not subtle, this younger generation. It did not understand the refined pleasure of keeping power secret, of possessing it without betraying it, and the still more refined pleasure of relishing its flavour quietly and exclusively by oneself. Knick knacks and silk stockings, and an elegant traveling carriage with attendants up behind, and the trumpery external signs of possession, these were of more account to it than a jealously-guarded chest containing a bond on the City of Frankfort or on the Margrave of Baden’s Treasury. A generation without finesse, without taste.

Here in Feuchtwanger’s novel we have he Jewish side of the story and it is exactly this image of the most ardent anti-Semite. It is the reality that Jews deny to the outside world.

It is also the truth about money. It was the truth that Europeans wouldn’t begin to learn until the nineteenth century when this epoch begins, when the great banking institutions of money developed that reality to the world. The Duke Karl Alexander of Wurttemberg is secure in his power as the Lord of Wurttemberg with all its people and its lands, for to the European land was the source of wealth and power not money.

Suss would betray the Duke’s trust and wheedle away his power in land until Suss had both the power of the purse and the land leaving the Duke a mere shadow of a presence. This was the sneer that Feuchtwanger was giving the German people during the Weimar Republic.

Thus the Jew Suss is an allegory of the stripping of Europe by the Jews.

Continue to 17. The View From Prindle’s Head.

  1. The View From Prindle’s Head


R.E. Prindle


The period from 1492 to the career of Joseph Oppenheimer, known to history as the Jud Suss, or Jew Suss, in the middle of the eighteenth century was a terrible time for Jews. Either expelled from or unwelcome everywhere in Europe the tribe was truly wandering in the desert without an effective central authority or direction.

It was the time of the many messiahs as any Jew with the gall could present himself as the long awaited one. None got very far in their impersonation except one and that one was a man called Sabbatai Zevi. Zevi worked in the Ottoman Empire to which many Jews had migrated from Spain. This was during the seventeenth century c. 1650.

One should note the date because European society had been developing rapidly and freeing itself from the Judaeo-Catholic incubus. Entering a period called the Enlightenment. When the Turks captured Constantinople, now Istanbul, numerous Greek scholars fled West reinforcing Classical learning that strengthened scientific development among the Aryans and among the Aryans only. Early experimentation, the Alchemists, was deeply mixed with the supernatural but by the time of the Enlightenment taking form in the seventeenth century the European mind was rapidly developing a scientific consciousness.

The Jewish mind however was till immured in the supernatural and magical. Indeed, it has never left. Thus, while the Aryan mind became objective, looking outward from the mind, the Jewish mind remained subjective, as it is today, looking inwardly. Thus as late as the sixteenth century Rabbi Loewe is credited with creating the Golem. The Golem was a stone monster created to be an avenging angel of the Jews. In the time honored manner Rabbi Loewe gathered some mud together, muttered a magical formula, then himself being a master magician, breathed life into its nostrils and, voila!- The Golem.

Which is not to say that the supernatural had vacated the Aryan mind as yet, but that by the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the spectre of the supernatural had been brought under control and objectivity owned the field.

Thus, the messiah, Sabbatai Zevi conquered the Jewish mind establishing himself universally in Europe. The day of redemption then seemed at hand. The date fixed for the redemption was in the year 1666. One of the many, many dates over the centuries when the messiah was to appear. The year 1000 had also been a year of the Great Hope.

At any rate, the Jews armed for a repeat of the Roman Revolution of 70-135 AD. Many Jews sold all their goods and indulged themselves in various follies as no money would be needed in the after-redemption. Throughout Europe the Jews armed themselves in readiness to commit genocide on the Europeans. They awaited only the word from Zevi. Sabbatai wasn’t the soul of confidence while the Sultan having gotten word of Zevi’s pretensions sent him an invitation to attend him at the palace.

Of course Sabbatai obliged the Sultan. Then things began to sour. The Sultan having plumbed Zevi’s depth offered him a choice, death or conversion to Mohammedanism. What’s a boy to do in a situation like that? Sabbatai Zevi swallowed hard then asked in a quavering voice: Anybody have a spare turban?

Thus the word was out that Sabbatai had become a Moslem ending the threat of a holocaust of Europe. A Moslem Sultan had inadvertently saved Europe from potential extinction. But…note the pattern. Genocide is embedded in Jewish psychology. It would express itself after the redemption in Russia in 1917. While knowledge of it has been suppressed the Jews went on a murderous rampage in Russia, Hungary and Germany that was horrendous and disgusting, that being the reason it has been suppressed. However the Europeans in the West observed and did not forget. They just didn’t go around announcing: Never Again!

The failure of the proposed insurrection and Sabbatai’s conversion shattered the Jews. As is usual in such cases the trauma created new gods as the old ones had failed in their duty. It was thus that the Hasidic cult came into existence created by a man calling himself the Baal Shem Tov. He created, not usually is such a situation, an ecstatic religion with a lot howling and jumping around somewhat like the Holy Rollers of the United States. A scene in the German version of the movie Jud Suss depicts this. They created the Tzaddic, a man god whom they revered and taxed themselves to provide him with the most luxurious lifestyle.

The Hasids split the Jewish religion as they controlled the South of what would become the Pale of Settlement with the Rabbinic mainstream occupying the North. From this disaster a sort of messiah named Joseph Frank emerged initiating the Frankist cult to which the future Sigmund Freud adhered. Freud’s view of the unconscious is little more that Frankism dressed in pseudo-scientific language.

The Frankist ideology was that the redemption would never be realized until the Jews had gotten all the evil out of their system so he encouraged his followers to indulge all their evil impulses until the evil was purged. Thus Freud urged the removal of inhibitions.

At the same time as the Jews were resettling in England, France and Germany ‘modern’ Western Jews would emerge while the Eastern wing of the Pale of Settlement sunk into a sort of Medieval semi-barbarity from which Zionism and the future of Israel would emerge.

The big man for the reformation of the Western Jews lived and died in the German Duchy of Wurttemberg. He went by the title of the Jud Suss named Joseph Oppenheimer. His career occurred about seventy-five years after the failed insurrection and the apostasy of Sabbatai Zevi.


A Second Note On The Works Of George W. M. Reynolds: Mary Price, Memoirs Of A Servant Maid


R.E. Prindle


Reynolds’ novel Mary Price was composed in 1852, the same year as the final chapters of the Second Series of The Mysteries Of The Court Of London written concurrently. The succeeding generation of writers including Willkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot and others were beginning their long careers in the 50s. The Romantics had made it clear that there was big money in literature.

In the fifties the Romantics still held center stage. W. Harrison Ainsworth, the historical novelist, who had preceded Reynolds by a few years was the companionable sort liking to have a lot of people around him. Thus he founded a sort of literary salon or club including the leading lights of his generation including Charles Dickens.

By 1852 and the success of The Mysteries Of London and The Mysteries Of The Court Of London plus a dozen or more others of varying success, Reynolds was of the writers that Ainsworth should have invited to his coterie but he didn’t. And for a very good reason. Dickens was the shining light of his group. For any who might read this or have familiarity with the period, Dickens had achieved immediate success with his Sketches By Boz and The Pickwick Papers.

Reynolds, who at the time, was floundering in 1836 when Pickwick appeared, appropriated Dickens’ Mr. Pickwick for his own novel Pickwick Abroad. And then in successive works he continued to use Mr. Pickwick as well as others of Dickens works most notably his Master Master Humphrey’s Clock on which Reynolds based his Master Timothy’s Bookcase. You may imagine that Dickens’ had small appreciation of Reynolds.

There was something about Dicken’s writing that stuck in Reynold’s craw and he never let up ridiculing Dickens. Thus in his 1852 novel, Mary Price, Reynolds from out the blue had this to say about the leading and most famous novelist of the day while his reputation down to this day nearly two hundred years later is undimmed. Reynolds gratuitously caricatures Dickens thusly: Part I, p. 119. Dickens as Charles Wiggins is attending a big ball:

There was a great literary character amongst the visitors- Mr. Charles Wiggins; who from having been a penny-a-liner on the Morning Chronicle, had by dishing up all kinds of absurdities which he called “humour”, and throwing into the hodge-podge a dash of maudlin sentimentality, or sickly extravagance which he called “pathos”, had managed to establish his renown as a popular author—somewhat impudent and presumptuous—dressed rather gaudily than well—and courting observation even among stable boys. Mr. Charles Wiggins was nevertheless a very requisite ornament in the circle I am describing; because it was absolutely necessary to have a literary man in order that the party should be complete; and the one thus selected was of a mental culture thus suited to the average intellectual standard of Harlesdon Park.

There does seem to be a touch of envy there as Reynolds with his own radical reputation was never invited anywhere. Charles Wiggins/Charles Dickens is hard to miss and one may be sure that Dickens’ attention was called to this passage which is really a capital joke of the type that is funny if you’re not the object.

Still, the above is an astute evaluation of Dickens and his writing and one that I share fully. If Reynolds knew that Dickens two hundred years on would still be famous and celebrated and he not, I’m sure he would have smashed his head against a stone wall.

In point of fact, Reynolds far exceeds Dickens on any level while being a dozen times more prolific than Dickens who really had trouble trying to find topics to write about.

Such is fate and whatever Dickens had has stood him in good stead for two centuries. There are innumerable editions of his novels and collected works. I think Shakespeare himself would be rolling over in his grave.

  1. The View From Prindle’s Head
  2. Unintended Consequences
  3. Battleground Europe


R.E. Prindle


The period after the fall of the Western Roman Empire was one of perpetual slow motion chaos. From the fall of the Western Empire to the time of Charlemagne was roughly four hundred years. Any periods of security were short lived as the German tribes were in constant motion. Hordes roved about throughout the remains of the Empire. England was vacated fairly early by the Romans so that waves of Germans passed over Great Britain until the Normans established a more settled kingdom after 1066.

The Romano-Celts occupied France and were subdued early on by the Franks thus constituting two cultures and peoples although the Celts were originally an Aryan tribe from Central Asia. The Celts were thoroughly Romanized hence in the thrall of the Catholic Church.

In addition to giving the Jews a monopoly on usury the Catholic Church made the Jewish bible its Holy Scriptures thus impressing the minds of Catholics with ancient Jewish mores. Illiteracy was the norm except for the Churchmen who had to be able to use the Latin language. The priesthood fully believed the fables of the Jewish bible as God’s own truth. Hence society was thrown back by a thousand years or more into the ignorance of those fables. At that time according to Jewish scriptures the earth would only have been about three thousand years old and that was believed literally against impossible odds to the contrary. The old Mesopotamian cultures with their knowledge which ran against Jewish fables had disappeared beneath the sands without a trace. The Assyrians were known only from biblical lore. The Egyptians existed only in Jewish legend.

World Jewry became concentrated in Spain and were engulfed by the Moors as Spain was ripped from the possession of the Visigoths in 700. The Reconquest of Spain by the Visigothic Spaniards driven into the North West corner of the peninsula would take seven hundred years! One must dwell on the length of that time to appreciate the duration of seven hundred years of warfare.

Gradually the Jews dispersed throughout Europe as the war continued on the Iberian peninsula, that is Spain. The Moors and Spanish were fighting all through the Middle Ages until Columbus sailed West to the New World inaugurating the beginning of modern times. One speaks of Moors, Spaniards, Germans, the English as nationalities. The Jews too are a nationality but as they possessed no territory of their own when they entered another nation they came as invaders no different than Goths who invaded Italy and conquered it Thus, whether in England, France or Germany they thought to possess it. Not coming with an army they were instead armed with usury. Rather than conventional weapons they armed with themselves with money. They always maintained their Jewish identity and never amalgamated with the locals. In this respect they were no different than the Aryans who, whether in India or elsewhere attempted to maintain the color line. There is no difference between the two attitudes.

Indeed the Franks and Roman-Celts in what became France maintained their characteristics and remained distinguishable until the various wars, the leaders of which preferred tall Germans to smaller Celts, eliminated the tall warriors. One should not be surprised that a determined people such as the Jews maintain their Jewish identity although they assume the native appearance to avoid discovery.

By 1290 in England Jewish usury had made them a danger to the State so that they were expelled and not allowed to officially return until about 1655. Of course they were always a disguised presence in any country. In 1307 some seventeen years after the English expulsion the French king, Philip LeBel expelled them from France for the same reason.

The Jews then began their migration East into the no-mans land of the steppes between Russia and Poland. A huge expanse of land that was to be called The Pale of Settlement after the Russians annexed Poland in the Eighteenth Century.

As an alien, actually nomad, nation without a territory of its own, the Poles at the time claimed the future Pale as its own, the Jews were in perpetual conflict with their neighbors. As the Poles were dominant at the time the Jews assumed the position of middle men between the rulers and the people as in Visigothic Spain. Such was the invasive technique. The so-called holocaust or Final Solution ended that particular pattern of their history. The very name Final Solution indicates the nature of their residence in Europe all other solutions, such as expulsion, having failed to resolve the problem.

Having been expelled from most of the States of Europe from 1290 on, as a result of the triumph of the Spanish Reconquista in 1492, the Jews and Moors were required to either accept Christianity or leave Spain. Many did and many didn’t, but from that moment the Jews declared a war to the knife in Europe. This was no joke. While the so-called holocaust was the European solution to the Jewish problem, the Second Thirty Years War, bookended by the two world wars was the Jewish solution to their European Problem and in 1945 the whole of Europe lay in ruins. Was that a fair exchange?

The future of Europe was very black indeed and would have endured hundreds of years of misery had not the US stepped in to restore European Civilization. The vital center, Germany, was a total ruin. It had been bombed flat enveloped by an intense anti-German hatred from both the East and West and, needless to say, world Jewry.

Fortunately Jewish hatred was baffled by more level heads in the US but that is not at our place in our history. The future situation should still be borne in mind as our history is told.

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