Eugenics and Dysgenics Pt. 2b-5

Mysteries Of The Second Thirty Years’ War


R.E. Prindle

Continuation of Pt. 2b-4



After The War Was Over


The big war, WWI, ended in 1918 but war raged all across Europe for several years. The German revolution, an extension of the Bolshevik Revolution, touched off conflicts running through Germany sporadically and the fighting between the Communists and the NSDAP continued for ten years until the NSDAP won and Hitler took control. In Hungary the war between the Communists, essentially Jews, and the Whites raged with horrible crimes and exterminations committed by the Communists.

In Russia the war between the Reds and the Whites, Czarists otherwise, was carried on with unprecedented brutality. Released from Czarist dominance and now in control the Jews realized Dostoyevsky’s prediction that if they were free to do it they would exterminate the Russians root and branch right then as in fact over the next twenty years they would exterminate Russians in the tens of millions. The Chmielnicki massacres of Jews and Poles in the seventeenth century in the Ukraine were now visited on the Ukrainians with food used as a weapon of mass destruction and deprived of it Ukrainians were starved to death in their millions.

The Jewish god was dead, the supernatural obviated as the Jewish ego in its purist form revealed itself. Remember the Amalekites, and, now, remember the Ukrainians.   And so, the European Holocaust raged across Europe. How many Europeans died in that great European Holocaust will never be known. Thus in 1919 as the chaos continued it became obvious that the Jews were the cause of world unrest.

A great but ineffective movement rose to expose the Jewish threat. There was never a period when the Jewish threat was so obvious nor a time when a solution was so elusive. Knowing is one thing, being able to do something about it Is quite another. Disguised as a universal political movement in which all nationalities were subsumed in an apparent sole ideology, that of Communism, to the mas of the population Jewish influence was not obvious and easily denied. The Jewish ego had been converted into ‘Social Justice’ which is different from ‘Justice.’

The Protocols of Zion formulated in 1897 before this Revolution had escaped notice, but now, as one might expect, they were seized on as a red herring. Themselves innocuous and rather foolish, as conspiracy fare they were too obvious to be taken seriously. Such manifestations today are so common and so much more preposterous that they are perceived as threats to no one. The James Bond series of movies mocked the Protocols and turned them into great fun. Although the Jews still use them as a bogeyman to frighten small children there is no there there.

Nevertheless they caused quite a flap at the time, the Jews professing to be horrified that such a travesty of Judaism could be written while certain other Jews held them up as a threat to civilization or, at least, ‘our’ democracy. Perhaps in the circumstances they were. In the event all exposes of Jewish intentions centered around them.

In Europe the Leaders apprehension was the NSDAP of Germany. The true war in Europe was between Germans and Jews while in the US Henry Ford carried the battle to them. Supposedly an arch-anti-Semite, which was not true, all his ideas and announcements were criminally distorted to defame him and after twenty-one years the campaign was successful. Thus the achievements of the most decent of men and perhaps the greatest American of the twentieth century have been buried and he is remembered only as a ‘vicious anti-Semite.’ Degradation of the worst sort.

As I said this was a critical period for the Jews. After 1917 through perhaps the 1927 Sapiro trial Jewish controlmen were busy putting out fires as fast as they could.  The London newspaper the Morning Post published The Cause of World Unrest that received very favorable reviews and attention and had its influence on Ford himself, so Ford is not an isolated case but part of a much greater reaction to Jewish crimes. Something had to be done and Henry Ford took up the challenge in 1920.

Henry Ford bought himself a little local Dearborn Michigan weekly newspaper called the Dearborn Independent and turned what was virtually a neighborhood paper into a national newspaper of tremendous influence, The International Dearborn Independent. As Ford was an actual reactionary socially in addition to being an industrial innovator of supreme imagination he turned his dissatisfaction to account and was a major influence on American mores. In that sense he was a real danger to the Jews who were trying to change American mores into Jewish mores.

In creating the International Dearborn Independent he was also fighting yellow journalism such as Hearst’s and Pulitzers newspapers in New York City and sensationalism generally. More of a magazine than a newspaper, from the copies I’ve seen, there was no sensationalism; the Reader’s Digest could have been patterned after it. It was just an attractively formatted Family Home Companion. Dull to most political readers I’m sure.

The paper reflected aspects of civilization as Ford would have liked them to have been. In fact, he reflected the America most people today find ideal.

Smarting under his treatment by the Jews such as Baruch and other bankers and alarmed by the post-war turmoil created by the Bolsheviks who most people considered to be Jews, Ford, by his own admission set about to solve the age old Jewish problem. No so-called anti-Semitism was involved, he was addressing the cause of world unrest. However, Ford was stepping into a musty controversy. Post-war Jewish activities had alarmed the more thoughtful part of thinking people. As there was little that could be done other than exposure this was Ford’s method and the method of a number of significant organizations and people. Ford was not alone in his exposure; Jewish damage controlmen were kept very buy worldwide. The Protocols were not a lone document; there were many.

Chief among these was a small volume called ‘The Cause Of World Unrest published by the London Morning Post by Anon. The author didn’t want to put his head on the block, Jewish vengeance is terrible, ask the Amalekites. The book was a success in England. In the US Charles Scribner decided to publish an edition as, indeed, the subject was an important political issue.

As Jews constituted somewhere near forty percent of the labor in New York City it would seem that someone or one’s reported to the American Jewish Committee Scribner’s intent. Louis Marshall, the President of the AJC sprang into action as he was prone to do. Marshall has two long volumes of his letters published in which he deals with all these events from the AJC and Jewish point of view. All his letters are not included, just a selection. These are usually long windy letters too. The guy must have spent all his days writing letters.

A word about Louis Marshall. Marshall was an NYC lawyer, a real Jewish gadfly. He was an inveterate letter writer and I mean it. He mostly penned thousand and many thousand word letters. It’s a miracle that any were read. Sometimes he followed the original multi-thousand word letter with another long winded epistle three days later probably before the recipient had had a chance to decipher the first letter. These letters were rambling affairs requiring great concentration to follow. As these letters often do not reflect well on Jewish activities one wonders about the letters that were excluded in which Marshall may have really let loose.

As the Cause of World Unrest exposed Jewish machinations that were not creditable Marshall and the AJC wanted them suppressed, that is censored. While the AJC loudly proclaims its dedication to freedom of speech it goes to great lengths to suppress what it doesn’t like. They wanted no unnecessary notice brought to their activities that were often indefensible. Thus Marshall wrote his letters to Charles Scribner commanding he not publish the Cause of World Unrest.

Scribner protested that it was relevant and important information founded in fact and ought to be disseminated. Scribner therefore went ahead and printed copies. Whatever threats were made, Scribner was visited by operatives of the anti-defamation league, who considered any comment about the Jews as defamation, who may have threatened to defame Scribner if he went ahead or threatened to interrupt his supplies or distribution driving him out of business, common Anti-Defamation League methods to persecute those who insisted on their Constitutional right to free speech, Scribner pulped the printed copies abandoning the project. Thus, as chief damage controlman Marshall achieved his end- suppressing free speech, while at the same time professing to be its champion. Institutionalized hypocrisy.

Then came Ford, who, also knowing of Scribner’s intent was disgusted by the book’s suppression.

Ford, while not immediately subject to suppression by reason of his great wealth and reputation, was adamant, well funded, and free to do as he pleased and he did it. The famous Independent articles later bound into the four volumes called The International Jew began to appear in his newspaper or magazine The International Dearborn Independent.

Having suppressed The Cause Of World Unrest this new, what they considered, threat threw the Jews into a frenzy of activity. Louis Marshall wrote many letters. The Anti-Defamation League got busy. Ford was immoveable, the articles kept coming out and they were learned articles, firmly rooted in fact. The first volume was an analysis of the Protocols, but the articles began to deal with various aspects of Jewish activities in the US and worst of all from the Jewish point of view they were accurate, incontestable, proof against any test bur irrational defamation, the resort was to pure defamation.

The Jewish activities analyzed by the Independent writer, William Cameron, were all directed at discrediting American mores, ways of doing things. This was an age old Jewish tactic. Conquer the people by destroying their mores and replacing them with Jewish mores. Thus in their contest with ancient Egypt the Jews attacked their sacred animals wantonly killing Egyptian protected species such as the Hippopotamus. Anti-Semitism wasn’t a term then but Egyptian animosity toward them for the destruction of the sacred animals was an indication of their stupidity because as always the Jews know best.

Nothing in the US is more defamatory than being called an anti-Semite. Ford became the definitive example of anti-Semite and the defamation followed him into the grave and still plagues Ford Motors.

Connected to the International Jew articles but separate from them, going on in the background, were the agricultural activities of a fellow by the name of Aaron Sapiro. Sapiro was busying himself organizing agricultural commodity co-ops. His activities would involve the famous Bernard Baruch, the prominent banker, Eugene Meyer Jr. and the head of the Lord and Taylor of Chicago advertising firm, Albert Lasker. Ford would begin investigating Sapiro two years after discontinuing the International Jew articles.

Now, this is interesting. Just as the Jews had the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation organizations, investigative and vigilante terrorist units, so Ford had his Service Department. Most people are probably no longer aware of the Daddy Warbucks character of the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. I have the feeling that cartoonist Harold Gray had Henry Ford in mind when he created Daddy Warbucks. Warbucks was an individualist with sparkling eyes and his own Service Department, submarine, spy system, the works.

Ford’s Service Dept. didn’t have a submarine but did have a force of investigators that he hired to scout out what the Jews may have been doing and what else they may have turned up I don’t know but Ford must have been one of the best informed men in the US. The Jewish organizations investigating and defaming Ford took his investigations of themselves as an unjustified affront, mocked him and defamed his investigators as a bunch of incompetent boobs. One of their tasks was to investigate Aaron Sapiro and his commodity co-ops.

The Jewish interest in agriculture might see slightly out of place as they were never associated with farming. Yet, all through this period they are active in agriculture, not as farmers, but as manipulators.

Behind these agricultural projects was a man never mentioned in the histories of Ford or the Sapiro case and apparently unnoticeable to any radar. I only came across him by a chance comment about him by Sapiro who was addressing a Detroit meeting just before the trial. Sapiro referred to a David Rubin as though he was the mastermind behind the whole agricultural business and he was. I searched Amazon for Rubin and surprisingly came up with a biography. A woman named Olivia Rosetti Agresti wrote a biography published in 1922, Rubin died in 1919, titled David Rubin; A Study In Practical Idealism. More of a hagiography than a biography it never-the-less details Rubin’s career. Rubin was a sort of latter day Jewish prophet, what we today would call a professional Jew. Not academically educated he was well read in Jewish sacred literature and was aware of and advanced the Jewish Revolution of 1913-1928. The US’ Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver explains the dates of the revolution in his book on Messianic Judaism.

Rubin’s messianism is demonstrated in this quote from Mrs. Agresti’s book, p. 75:

More than that…the young Yid will learn that the lifework of his people, of Yisroel, has just about got into shape to be begun, for we may safely say that, if we are to take the word of the Prophets seriously, our work in the past is but a prelude to what we have to accomplish. To prepare us for this great work we have been placed in a comatose condition for twenty centuries and we are just about beginning to awaken from our long sleep.

And when we open our eyes what do we behold? We behold the crown of royal equity, of righteousness, of justice, of “rachmonus”, of the Spirit, ruling the nations, the people and the individuals! and the regal quality off his rule is infinitely more potent than all the qualities inherent in kings or presidents; and after beholding this let any one then say that the Jew has no country. Can a country be shown, high in the qualities named, that was not shaped through the influences in the life of Israel? Do not let the young people get fooled by the seeming level-headed, practical man; the man that boasts of his levelness. Such men are more often practical humbugs….Let there be but one Jew with the proper spirit; let him go forth to do the work which it is Israel’s mission to do, and the work will be begun.

One sees then that the prophetic spirit is on Rubin and he has embraced it. He is the prophet. And he passed the spirit on to his acolyte, Aaron Sapiro. It is the Jew’s mission to lead the nations to righteousness and one might add, by any means necessary.

Rubin, born in 1849, came to the US as a young man growing up in New York then gravitating to the city of Sacramento on the West Coast. Arriving with little means he and his half-brother Harris Weinstock opened a store in Sacramento and prospered. Accumulating money rather quickly, given Rubin’s self-proclaimed righteousness and integrity, Rubin became interested in agriculture through the Jewish fruit growers of Sacramento. Rubin was involved in the Jewish Colony Association so he apparently brought a lot of landsmen West. Oranges and such being overplanted and supply far exceeding demand, Rubin took a hand in organizing co-operatives to put some order in the chaos, especially as he had gone from merchant to grower. According to Sapiro the Rubin plan was the one he based his plan on. The information is sketchy and hard to follow but Rubin left Sacramento in 1895 to find someone to sponsor his agricultural fantasia. He found that someone in the king of Italy. He returned briefly to Sacramento in 1906 at which time he may have met Sapiro and indoctrinated him. Sapiro takes credit for organizing the orange growers co-ops but at about the same time the ad man from Chicago Albert Lasker takes credit for creating the Sun Kist label and organizing the growers under that umbrella. And somewhere along the line Bernard Baruch became involved in these agricultural schemes through his interest in commodities. The paths began to cross between the Jewish schemers and Henry Ford who, have been raised on a farm, was developing a scheme to benefit farmers beginning with his tractor that was developed shortly after the Model T. Ford and his idol Edison worked out a plan together that they presented to Baruch for his evaluation. Baruch, of course, involved with the Jewish plan rejected it outright. Ford and Thomas Edison were stung by the rejection. Why it should have been taken to Baruch for evaluation unless he was known to be involved in agricultural efforts isn’t clear to me.

Sapiro began forming these co-ops in the teens and was successful in organizing them making for himself enormous sums of money. In his best year he pocketed eighty thousand dollars, in today’s dollars and buying power that is millions. And that was for himself. Baruch, Meyer and Lasker were surely being paid for their contributions so the farmers and growers were being mulcted even before the co-ops were functioning.

There is a distorted episode in this Jewish-Ford war than the Sapiro episode.

Sapiro based his plan on the prophet Lubin’s teachings. He then formed numerous commodities into co-ops moving from West to East as he exhausted areas. About the time Ford caught up with him he was involved in the Kentucky tobacco growers along with Bernard Baruch. The agricultural plan was quite simple. In order, theoretically, to get the best price for the growers they would consign their crops to the co-ops which would then warehouse the crops, that is take them into their possession, make the growers a small down payment while distributing payments to the growers as the crops were sold. Thus, hopefully the crops were withheld in times of low prices and released in times of high prices. All very well in theory.

However the administrators of the co-ops had to be paid and as in all such cases the administrators think themselves more important than the growers who become in their minds mere employees. They also have the means of disciplining the growers as they have possession of the crops. Thus the co-op becomes a collective. The administrators invariably value their services as more important to those of the growers as employees. The co-ops as devised by Sapiro were mere rackets and Sapiro was very well paid for setting them up.

Ford, at one time, briefly, a farmer had along with Thomas Edison devised his own plan, one in which the farmers retained their independence. Edison, in turn, had even submitted his plan for criticism to Bernard Baruch. As Baruch was involved with the Lubin-Sapiro plan he coldly dismissed the Ford-Edison plan as impractical which in my estimation it was.

Whether Baruch’s decision affected Ford’s articles investigating Sapiro is not known, nevertheless his detectives began examining Sapiro’s activities which in turn infuriated Sapiro who filed a legal suit against Ford for defamation. As Sapiro’s activities were public the suit turned into a defamation action against the whole Jewish people. Thus Sapiro brought the whole of Judaism into his complaint. The end result of this would have been the beginning of a law making it a crime to criticize Jews in any way giving them complete immunity as they pursued their goals while establishing Judaism as the State’s protected religion.

In any event Sapiro was caught tampering with the jury and the trial was declared a mistrial. Contrary to belief Ford did not lose the trial. Had the parties wished the trial would have been rescheduled. It is unlikely that Sapiro could have borne the expense of a new trial so Ford would have won by default.

However, as Ford was involved in a model change, the Model T had outlived its life span and Ford had shut down his entire operation for over a year for retooling, he could ill spare the time for a new trial, so even though no new trial was scheduled he inexplicably chose to settle.

The whole of the Jewish establishment had been involved in the trial, the AJC headed by the gadfly Louis Marshall, the lawyer Samuel Untermyer, the Hollywood Studios and the united Jewish people, so Sapiro had become such a cipher that Louis Marshall and the Jewish hierarchy took charge. In addition to money damages Marshall demanded that Ford apologize, not to Sapiro, but to the whole body of Jews, presumably in the world. This was close to the blood libel in significance.

The articles in the Dearborn Independent had apparently been so effective in the book form throughout the world that the world’s unrest had redounded or was redounding on the Jews so that as part of the settlement Ford was required to renounce the International Jew worldwide proving, I suppose, that the concept international Jews was a fact and there was no international Jewish conspiracy.

The problem was that Ford had never copyrighted the articles and anyone could us them at their discretion, Ford received no royalties. In fact Ford had no legal control on their dissemination.

In the event Sapiro had been thoroughly discredited, apology or no apology, and was never able to recover. His day in the sun was finished. Louis Marshall, himself, had written Ford’s apology and the fulsome generosity to the Jews was palpable. He had the two page document bound in boards and sent a copy to every library in the US of A. One can only conclude that Ford had successfully upset Jewish plans or, at least, put them on the defensive during the twenties. The apology however did not end the affair in Jewish minds; remember the Amalekites. It didn’t end until the forties when Ford was completely demoralized and Ford Motors was in tatters. The Amalekites as you may know refused Moses and the Hebrews passage through their country which was a mortal offense to the Jews. Decades after the fact when they were stronger they organized an army, marched back to the Amalekites and exterminated them man, woman and child. It was the will of the Lord. As with the Amalekites, so with Ford.

Had Woodrow Wilson remained healthy he would have sought a third term. Bursting from the energy center of a successful Bolshevik Revolution in Russia the Jews would have remained powerful thus controlling the enormous empire of Russia as well as the huge economic engine of the US. As incredible as it may seem they would have been the rulers of the Eurocentric world and the impossible dream would have been a reality. How long it would have endured is another question.

With Wilson out of the running, assuming he could have obtained a third term, the rump of the post-Civil War GOP won the election in 1920 creating the economic power house of the 1920s. With the Republicans back in power there was no place for the Jews in Washington.

Continued in Part 2b-6

Outsiders Like Trump And Carson


R.E. Prindle


One expects the struggle between the Establishment and the political interlopers Trump and Carson to be continually evolving as the Es attempt to destroy Trump and Carson.

A dodge that seems to be gaining currency is to depict the interlopers as political and social outsiders.  Naturally this will involve the age old concept of divide and destroy.  Pit the one against the other.

One fears, fear is a big issue in this election as ‘outsiders’ are said to be devoured by fear and loathing while the insiders are healthy, strapping lads and lassies although uniformly on the fey side, hey Leslie?

The ‘insiders’ should tread lightly as they are a distinct minority compared to we ‘outsiders’.  Insiders care nothing for those not inside their clique and none of us are close to being insiders.  None us get thirty-five million dollar bonuses while the economy is circling the drain.  None of us get tens of millions in salaries in addition while millions of outsiders go unemployed.  Who do the Insiders think they are kidding?

Why should we vote for their candidate so we can be fleeced some more.  And we are being fleeced.  Trump has the courage to say so.  Never forget, his life is now on the line.  If he doesn’t succeed he is a dead man.

Actually the Insiders are condemning themselves as being more outside the voters than the Outsiders they condemn.  We the people are all outsiders compared to the miniscule group of selfish Insiders.  None of us are inside.  None of the Insiders are our friends.

Why vote to be enslaved by Insiders for their profit when we have a perfectly good Outsider in Trump?

Reconstruction- Phase Two

R.E. Prindle

Reconstruction is America’s unfinished revolution….
-Eric Foner

Reconstruction was not just something that happened after the Civil War; it was and is a program, a policy, a desideratum of the Left. Now that we are well into Barry Obama’s second term impersonation of a president of the United States we have to ask ourselves, is the increased social unrest of Negro on Aryan crime and inexplicable increasing frequency of crazy Whites shooting up schoolrooms and movie theaters coincidental? Or is it evidence of a second phase of Reconstruction. The changing of America from White to Black?

It should be obvious that the American Civil War only used Negro slavery as a pretext to continue the English Civil War of the seventeenth century. The participants were the same- the Roundheads of New Anglia and the Cavaliers of Wessex.

The Roundheads had never shown an aversion to slavery at any other time in their history. Indeed, during the East Anglian interregnum the Anglian leader, Oliver Cromwell, rounded up tens of thousands of Irish and sent them to the West Indies to live and perish as slaves cheek by jowl with the Negroes from West Africa. Irish slaves were especially profitable as they cost nothing while the purchase of Negroes from their African chiefs was a costly enterprise limiting profitability.

From the other side of the Atlantic it was those enterprising New Anglian Yankee traders who bought from the African chiefs and foisted their surplus cargo on the American colonies. Let us never forget that Negro slaves were bought and sold in the Anglian colonies of New Anglia while White slaves, politely called Indentured Servants as they hadn’t been purchased were prominent in all the colonies.

So slavery was not all that repugnant to the Roundheads of New Anglia; what was anathema to them was their old Cavalier enemy from England in the South.

By 1865 the Anglians ranging across the entire Northern tier of States had been become sanctimonious.

It was not to end slavery they fought but to exterminate their Southern Aryan adversaries. Thus the draconian measures taken in Reconstruction to make the Negro supreme over the Aryans. Thus Thomas Dixons post-Reconstruction plea to the Anglians to remember that the Southern and Northern Whites were Aryans and to pledge never to slaughter each other again for the benefit of Negroes. The Anglians took every possible means to subordinate Whites to Negroes. True savagery rather than an attempt to actually reconstruct society on an equitable basis- whatever equitable could mean in the circumstances.

The majority of American Negroes were imported after 1800. A great many from say 1820 to 1860. That means they were fresh from the jungle, mere savages, with no familiarity with civilized procedures and conditions, such as for instance, freedom. They had always been slaves, always. Freedom was a strange White condition so foreign to them that they didn’t actually know what it meant. They had no idea what freedom meant except that Whites appeared to have it. Enfranchising such people on a basis of equality with civilized people then was an egregious crime.

Indeed, while enfranchisement was being forced on Sourthern Whites, States of the Anglian North such as Michigan and Ohio and most others legally excluded Negro enfranchisement by new laws. Ever the hypocrites, Liberals.

From 1866 to 1877 then, Southern Whites fought a continuation of the Civil War to preserve their freedom from Negro-Anglian domination. With help from Northern sympathizers they were successful in this as official Reconstruction was terminated in 1877 while Jim Crow was established to preserve Aryan supremacy.

Oh, I know, Negroes, Anglians and some others find the notion of White Supremacy as repulsive. But, there are others who find Negro Supremacy, Jewish Supremacy and what have you just as repulsive, perhaps Judaeo-Negro Supremacy even moreso.

The point is: there will always be the Top Dog. There is no reason that the Top Dog shouldn’t be White rather than Black or Jewish piebald.

Now, the Civil War did not end in 1865 nor did Reconstruction actually end in 1877. As Eric Foner expresses it they were unfinished revolutions, still in progress today. Both efforts just went underground.

The Negroes still long to be Top Dog which the Anglians, now Liberals, long that they should be. The Southern White has been replaced by the Aryan as the adversary that is to be destroyed. If one accepts that Jim Crow was fully operative by 1900 then the Negro-Jewish-Liberal counteroffensive began in earnest at that time.

During the next fifty years from 1900 to 1950 the effort was to erode and destroy Jim Crow. This effort effectively succeeded in 1954 with the Supreme Court Brown vs. The Board Of Education decision. The decision of the Court was the opening shot of the Second Civil War of Jews, Liberals, and Negroes against the Aryans; hence the Anti-Aryan Hate Laws to disenfranchise the Aryan male.

These laws are unconstitutional as they violate the right to equal protection of the law. As it now stands all other races and classes are protected against the apparently all powerful White male but the Aryan male is legally unprotected on a basis of inferiority in direct violation of equity and the Constitution.

Thus the Aryan male is deprived of the right of self-defense much as was the Negro Slave. So far the Aryan male has chosen to suffer the indignities rather than right the wrong. This was not always the case. In a situation perhaps more dire than today the Aryan males of Louisiana chose to protect themselves and theirs. As William A. Dunning in his Reconstruction, Political and Economic of 1907 relates the story, pp. 248-49:


The conservatives (Renamed Domestic Terrorists by 2011) of (Louisiana), large numbers of whom were organized in semi-secret and military societies known as White Leagues, had been quiescent since Grant’s formal recognition of Kellogg in the spring of 1873. The radical government maintained a formal existence, but with no moral and little material support from the White population. In September of 1874, Kellogg undertook to seize a lot of arms which the White Leagues of New Orleans had purchased. The result was a pitched battle between the league and the police, mostly Negroes, who were organized and equipped as soldiers. The police were totally defeated and dispersed, and the radical governor took refuge in the custom house and protection of the Federal troops.


That appears to be the situation we’re headed into now as the Negro government of the United States has bought and distributed billions of rounds of ammunition and millions of automatic weapons with the apparent intent of subduing the legally unprotected Aryan males while beginning the attempt to disarm them.

If the Negro government expects less from current Aryan men than the response of the men of New Orleans he may wish to re-examine his intentions. Let history be the guide. History has shown the futility of force to achieve social goals. One deplores the possibility of armed defense by the Aryans but one is guilty of weakness of mind to suppose they will docilely submit to being enslaved which is the next step down from disenfranchisement.

I advocate nothing, no massa I just be speakin’ trut’ to power, humbly, massa, ever so humbly, o’ cose, but due caution in provoking what history shows to be the inevitable result should be considered. Not even the Soviet Union with all its brutal power could maintain itself against the justified will of its subject peoples. Remember Mussolini and his lamp post, Hitler and his bunker. Vengeance is mine says de lawd.

Edgar Rice Burroughs And The Revolt Against Civilization
A Review Of
Lothrop Stoddard’s Eponymous Title


R.E. Prindle

Lothrop Stoddard

Lothrop Stoddard

Stoddard, Lothrop: The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace Of The Underman, 1922, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, First Edition.

In the name of our To-morrow we will burn Rafael
Destroy museums, crush the flowers of art,
Maidens in the radiant kingdom of the Future
Will be more beautiful than Venus de Milo.

Quoted by Stoddard p. 202

A perennial problem in Burroughs’ studies is what did he believe? Was he a racist? Was he an anti-Semite? Was he an irredeemable bigot? Shall we just say he was not of a contemporary Liberal frame of mind. If you listen to Richard Slotkin author of Gunfighter Nation and a professor at Case Western Reserve at the time he wrote his book a couple decades ago, Edgar Rice Burroughs was an evil man responsible for all the evil in the US from 1912 to the present. Slotkin even sees him responsible for the My Lai massacre of Viet Nam.

Himself a Communist Slotkin can overlook all the crimes of the Soviet Union in which tens of millions were exterminated to find the ultimate evil in the killing of a few dozen people in Viet Nam.

Slotkin, who rampages through his history disparaging any non-Liberal writers as atavistic bigots firmly attaches Burroughs’ name to two scholars, Madison Grant and his Passing Of The Great Race of 1916 and Lothrop Stoddard and his historical studies of the twenties. He considers the two hardly less evil than Burroughs. To someone less excitable, perhaps, or lessLiberal, the two writers have written responsible and astute studies. I certainly think they have.

When I first read Slotkin I rejected the notion that Burroughs had been influenced by either. Ten years on I have to retract that opinion. It is now clear that Burroughs read both while being heavily influenced by Lothrop Stoddard, especially his 1922 volume, The Revolt Against Civilization. While the studies of both Grant and Stoddard would at best supplement Burroughs already developed opinions The Revolt can easily be seen as a template for Burroughs’ writing after he read it. While the study complemented his own developed social and political opinions I am sure that Stoddard’s explication of the history provided Burroughs with many new facts. Based on its opinions that appeared in ERB’s novels I would place the reading somewhere about 1926 or 1927.

Contrary to what some admirers want to make him ERB was what today would be considered a very conservative man, today’s Liberals would be anathema to him. He was decidedly anti-Communist, a Eugenicist, while not bigoted he was not a Negrophile or Semitophile. He was essentially a man with a social and historical outlook that was formed before 1900, a pre-immigration outlook formed while the Indian wars were still in progress. In short he was a man of his times.

Thomas Dixon Jr. to whom he is often compared was one of the most successful writers of the period who carefully examined both the Civil War and Reconstruction as well as the growing Socialist/Communist movement. He was not a bigot as he is always construed but a man of his own people. Burroughs was influenced by his work and thought well of him. He did not abhor him. ERB read many of Dixon’s novels and admired the movie based on his books, The Birth Of A Nation. He sympathized with Henry Ford in his struggle for the welfare of America and read the Dearborn Independent, Ford’s newspaper. In short, Burroughs was a stand up guy.

Now, what evidence is there he read The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace Of The Underman? Let’s begin with this quote, p. 34 et seq.


Down to that time the exact nature of the life process remained a mystery. The mystery has now been cleared up. The researches of [August] Weisman and other modern biologists have revealed the fact that all living beings are due to a continuous stream of germ plasm which has existed ever since life first appeared on earth and which will continue to exist as long as any life remains. This germ-plasm consists of minute germ cells which have the power of developing into human living beings. All human beings spring from the union of a male sperm-cell and a female egg-cell. Right here, however, occurs the basic feature of the life process. The new individual consists, from the start, of two sorts of plasm. Almost the whole of him is body plasm – the ever multiplying cells which differentiate into the organs of the body. But he also contains germ- plasm. At his very conception a tiny bit of the life stuff from which he springs is set aside or carefully isolated from the body-plasm, and forms a course of development entirely its own. In fact, the germ-plasm is not really part of the individual; he is merely its bearer, destined to pass it on to other bearers of the life chain.

Now all this was not only unknown but even unsuspected down to a short time ago. Its discovery was in fact dependent upon modern scientific methods. Certainly, it was not likely to suggest itself to even the most philosophic mind. Thus, down to a generation ago, the life stuff was supposed to be a product of the body, not differing essentially in character from other body products. This assumption had two important consequences. In the first place, it tended to obscure the very concept of heredity, and led men to think of environment as virtually all important; in the second place, even where the importance of heredity was dimly perceived the role of the individual was misunderstood, and he was conceived as a creator rather than a mere transmitter. This was the reason for the false theory of “the inheritance of acquired characteristics,” formulated by Lamarck and upheld by most scientists until almost the end of the nineteenth century. Of course, Lamarckianism was merely a modification of the traditional ‘environmentalist’ attitude: it admitted that heredity possessed some importance, but it maintained environment as the basic feature.


Now there you have the argument of God in Tarzan And The Lion Man of 1933 nearly word for word. I hink it unlikely that ERB actually read Weisman who published following 1900 and who ERB may never have heard of, so his source was in all probability Stoddard.

Stoddard’s presentation nicely straddles the change of consciousness from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. It sounds a trifle naïve to our ears but was cutting edge at the time. Weisman’s theories were a big step in the direction of the discovery of DNA a short 26 years after Stoddard’s study.

It is important though to remember that more than fifty percent of the US population today rejects the concept of evolution while being more Lamarckian in outlook than might be supposed. We are as a whole not quite as advanced as we think we are.

As a quick affirmation of the influence of Stoddard on ERB on pages 95-96 he gives an account of the famous Jukes family of degenerates that appeared in ERB’s 1932 novelette, Pirate Blood.

Stoddard was well aware of what was happening historically and presently and one can see that he passed that understanding on to ERB. Almost as though writing today, on page 237 Stoddard writes:


Stressful transition is the key-note of our times. Unless all signs be faulty, we stand at one of those momentous crises in history when mankind moves from one well-marked epoch to another of widely different character.


Extremely prescient observation in 1922 while his study has been borne out in detail. The chapter titles give a clear outline of the contents:

1. The Burden Of Civilization
2. The Iron Law Of Equality
3. The Nemesis Of The Inferior
4. The Lure Of The Primitive
5. The Ground Swell Of Revolt
6. The Rebellion Of The Underman
7. The War Against Chaos
8. Neo-Aristocracy

As can be easily seen novelists such as Rider Haggard, ERB, Edgar Wallace as well as many others from 1890 to the 20s were grappling with the problems indicated by the chapter titles.

The natural tendency in humans is to be rather lax in mental activity. Precision calls for an active mentality and concentration. Not everyone is capable of this, yet, beginning in the nineteenth century such mental qualities were increasingly necessary. Such disciplines as Chemistry and Physics didn’t allow for personal vagaries or individual style. One couldn’t bend the disciplines to one’s own desires, precise measurements were necessary requiring mental concentration. A little bit off and who knows what might happen. In a way then the Overman and Underman were created. Either you could or you couldn’t and if you couldn’t you slipped beneath- an Underman. Higher civilization was impossible for you.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Burroughs addressed this problem continually. In his character Tarzan he resolved the problem giving his creation a split personality, in a loin cloth he was one man, in a tuxedo he was another. Two separate gorillas in one and always a beast. In real life society split into two possibilities- the Over and Underman.

Worse still scientific methods were able to measure the ineffable, the unseen. In chemistry sub-tiny atoms were able to be detected and their sub-miniscule weights actually measured. Measurement is the bane of the Underman. A Mole contains 6,022 x 10 to the 23rd power of atoms, an incredible incomprehensible number that still might weigh 12 grams or less. Astonishing. Beyond the comprehension hence belief of the Underman. As the process can’t be seen it can’t be believed.

In human intelligence the Englishman Francis Galton began to devise measuring devices of intelligence in 1865 shortly after Darwin announced Evolution in 1959. Thus uncertainty about mental capacity was eliminated. As Stoddard calls it, The Iron Law Of Inferiority. Biology and measuring excluded something like eighty-five percent of the population from the ranks of the most intelligent. Without that high measurement of intelligence 85% of the population was automatically excluded from the possibility of higher attainment while at the same time being prejudged.

Big strapping fellows, all man, were relegated to manual labor while wimps like perhaps, John D. Rockefeller, became billionaires. Not right, the big strapping fellows said, but not measuring up in intelligence, which they couldn’t see, they were condemned to the shovel for life.

Intelligence measuring tests were improved between 1865 and 1920 although not as accurate as could be desired. Men entering the armed forces in WWI were an excellent testing group. Of 1,700,000 tested intelligence levels were fairly accurately determined. It was then discovered that only four and a half percent were very bright with another seven or eight percent bright, while the huge bulk were C+ to C- descending from there.

One imagines Burroughs read this with extreme thoughtfulness.

So, now as the bulk of the good things were going to those who could do, what were those who couldn’t do about it? The great issue since 1789 has been equality; the Underman demanded equality as a first condition. He could organize. He could sabotage. He could rage. And that is what the Underman has done.

The Communist Party was formed. And what was their chief demand? Equality. Absolute equality. As they couldn’t rise to a natural equality then the only other feasible solution was to bring the Superior intelligences down to their level. Thus they raged against that great equalizer, education. Screw science, screw physics, screw chemistry, screw biology. Who needed what you couldn’t see and that especially included intelligence measuring?

One of ERB’s bete noires was the I.W.W.- The Industrial Workers Of The World, syndicalists. Imagine his reaction when he read this:


Viewed in the abstract, technical sense, Syndicalism does not seem to present any specially startling innovations. It is when we examine the Syndicalists’ animating spirit, their general philosophy of life, and the manner which they propose to obtain their ends, that we realize we are in the presence of an ominous novelty,- the mature philosophy of the Under Man. This philosophy of the Under-Man is today called Bolshevism. Before the Russian Revolution it was known as Syndicalism. But Bolshevism and Syndicalism are basically one and the same thing. Soviet Russia has really invented nothing. It is merely practicing what others had been preaching for years- with such adaptation as normally attend the putting of theory into practice.

Syndicalism, as an organized movement, is primarily the work of two Frenchmen, Fernand Pelloutier and Georges Sorel. Of course, just as there were Socialist before Marx, so there were Syndicalists before Sorel. Syndicalism’s intellectual progenitor was Proudhon, who in his writings had closely sketched out the Syndicalist theory. As for Syndicalism’s savage, violent, uncompromising spirit, it is clearly Anarchist in origin., drawing its inspiration not only from Proudhon but also from Bakunin, [Johann] Most, and all the rest of that furious company of revolt.

Georges Sorel

Georges Sorel

“Revolt!” This is the essence of Syndicalism: a revolt, not merely against modern society but against Marxian Socialism as well. And the revolt was well timed. When, at the very end of the nineteenth century, Georges Sorel lifted the red banner of Syndicalism, the hour awaited the man. The proletarian world was full of discordant and disillusionment at the long dormant Marxian philosophy. Half a century had passed since Marx first preached his gospel, and the revolutionary millennium was nowhere in sight. Society had not become a world of billionaires and beggars. The great capitalists had not swallowed all. The middle classes still survived and prospered. Worst of all, from the revolutionary viewpoint, the upper grades of the working classes had prospered, too. The skilled workers were, in fact, becoming an aristocracy of labor. They were acquiring property and thus growing capitalistic; they were raising their living standards and thus growing bourgeois. Society seemed endowed with a strange vitality! It was even reforming many of the abuses which Marx had pronounced incurable. When, then, was the proletariat to inherit the earth?

The Proletariat! That was the key word. The van, and even the main body of society, might be fairly on the march, but behind lagged a rear guard. Here, were, first of all, the lower working class strata- the “manual” laborers in the narrower sense, relatively ill paid and often grievously exploited. Behind these again came a motley crew, the rejects and misfits of society. “Casuals” and “unemployables”, “down-and-outs” and declasses, victims of social evils, victims of bad heredity and their own vices, paupers, defectives, degenerates, and criminals- they were all there. They were there for many reasons, but they were all miserable, and they were all bound together by a certain solidarity- a sullen hatred of the civilization from which they had little to hope. To these people evolutionary, “reformist” socialism was cold comfort. Then came the Syndicalists promising, not evolution but revolution; not in the dim future but the here and now; not a bloodless “taking over” by “the workers” hypothetically stretched to include virtually the whole community, but the bloody “dictatorship” of The Proletariat in its narrow revolutionary sense.

Here, at last, was living hope- hope, and the prospect of revenge! Is it then strange that a few short years should have seen revolutionary Socialists, Anarchists, all the anti-social forces of the whole world grouped under the banner of Georges Sorel? For a time they went under different names syndicalists in France, Bolshevists in Russia, I.W.W.s in America but in reality they formed one army, enlisted in a single war.

Now, what was this war? It was, first of all, a war for the conquest of Socialism as a preliminary to the conquest of society. Everywhere the orthodox Socialist parties were fiercely assailed. And these Socialist assaults were formidable, because the orthodox Socialists possessed no moral line of defense. Their arms were palsied by the virus of their revolutionary tradition. For however evolutionary and non-militant the Socialists might have been in practice, in theory they had remained revolutionary their ethics continuing to be those of the “class war”, the destruction of the “possessing classes” and the “dictatorship of the proletariat.”

The American economist, Carver, will describe the ethics of socialism in the following lines: “Marxian Socialism has nothing in common with idealistic Socialism. It rests not on persuasion, but on force. It does not profess to believe, as did the old idealists, that if socialism be lifted up it will draw all men to it. In fact, it has no ideals; it is materialistic and militant. Being materialistic and atheistic, it makes no use of such terms as right and justice, unless it be to quiet the consciences of those who still harbor such superstitions. It insists that these terms are mere conventionalities; the concepts mere bugaboos invented by the ruling caste to keep the masses under control. Except in a conventional sense, from this crude materialistic view there is neither a right or wrong, justice nor injustice, good or bad. Until people who still believe in such silly notions divest their minds of them they will never understand the first principles of Marxian socialism.

“Who creates our ideas of right and wrong?” asks the Socialist. “The ruling class. Why? To insure their domination over the masses by depriving them of the power to think for themselves. We, the proletarians, when we get into power, will dominate the situation; we shall be the ruling class; we shall determine who is right and wrong. Do you ask us if what we propose is just? What do you mean by justice? Do you ask if it is right? What do you mean by right? It will be good for us. That is all that right and justice ever did or ever can mean!

People ask what Burroughs believed? Was he a racist? Was he an anti-Semite? Well, Burroughs’ beliefs can be extrapolated from the above quote as well as Stoddard’s whole book. If Burroughs could have expressed himself concisely he would have written The Revolt Against Civilization. You don’t have to look any further.

There could be no more ardent anti-Communist, anti-Socialist, anti-IWW than ERB. The book was published five years after the Russian Revolution, a mere three years after the narrow quelling of the Communist disturbances of 1919 while in 1922 the Harding administration was putting the finishing touches on the suppression of that Communist revolution in the US. Make no mistake the crimes of 1919 were part of an American Bolshevik revolution. Things would not return to what Harding called normalcy but it would be a reasonable facsimile that would endure until the engineered great crash of 1929 opening the way for the Communist revolution of FDR in the US.

These were perilous times ERB was living in no less than those of today. One can’t be sure when Burroughs read Revolt but many of the same themes almost in quotation were employed in his 1926 novel The Moon Maiden. And from the Moon Maiden he went to the more sophisticated approaches of his great political novels from Tarzan At The Earth’s Core to Tarzan And The Lion Man.

As Stoddard thinks the Underman breeds at a very fast rate while the Overman limits his family the obvious consequence is that people of intelligence decrease rapidly in relation to the Underman. Of course Stoddard has all kinds of tables and charts to prove his point. As this was published in 1922 the results are heavily skewed to prove the English are the top of the heap; a result not uncongenial to Burroughs’ sensibilities.

One imagines that as of induction time in 1917-18 a great many of the recent immigrants at least had underdeveloped English language skills that affected the results but at this point it no longer matters; the general idea has been proved sound.

As we have a war between the Underman and the Overman and make no mistake, as far as Sorel and the Syndicalist/Bolshevik ideology goes it is a war to the knife, it may be asked what Stoddard’s formula for the Overman’s success might be.

This returns us to the Underman’s great fear that science, that is objective analysis supported by an array of facts will condemn him to the virtual condition of servitude. It might be surmised that this is an intolerable but inescapable conclusion unless education and science are destroyed reducing the more intelligent to the masses.


Stoddard then relying on Darwinian and Weismanian evolution and the notion of Eugenics introduced by Francis Galton resolves the problem by ending the reproduction of the ‘defective’ classes, that is, forced sterilization. Forced sterilization was actually employed. It is interesting that he never brings in the issue of race thus on the surface his book is neither racist for anti-Semitic. However as the book assumes that the superior intelligences are English or Nordic the text qualifies as anti-Semitic in Jewish eyes and hence has been placed on the Jewish Index Of Forbidden Literature.

One may be horrified at the Eugenic solution to the intelligence problem but one must be equally horrified at the Underman solution to their Overman problem. Liquidation is more horrifying than sterilization and Liquidation was employed by the Underman in Russia and will be employed again if they can consolidate their gains in the US and Europe today.

The problem is that while being founded in reality it is impossible in execution. The human mind is too subjective to be trusted with such a great responsibility. Many statues were placed on the books commanding forced sterilization and many such were executed.

Schools classes were organized based on supposed mental aptitudes. How objectively I will demonstrate by my own example. Until Jr. High in my home town schools did not systematically differentiate based on mental capacity, however at the end of the ninth grade just before I.Q. testing in the tenth there were three options, Trade School for those deemed not of academic ability, in other words destined for the labor force, and once in high school a division between business, that is white collar, and college prep. This was still a process of self-selection thus I signed up for high school however someone changed my papers to trade school.

Thus when I showed for classes at high school, I was told I was enrolled at trade school. Now, this was the fight of my life, and for it. I was told I was in trade school and to get out. I said I wasn’t leaving and sat down where I waited for four days for the situation to resolve itself. My argument was that the law required that I be given an education and it wouldn’t be at trade school. Whatever the behind the scenes machinations were I was reluctantly allowed to enter but they then insisted it would be business level while I demanded college prep. With an unexplained prescience I was told that I would never go to college so I should be in business. Nevertheless I won that struggle too.

I am sure that if enforced sterilization had been possible at the time I would have been compelled to undergo it.

Now, here’s the kicker. Came time for I.Q. tests and I placed in the upper four percent. I have no idea what the reaction to that was although my critics had to tone down their act. So human passions invalidated the whole Eugenic idea.

In other words there is no equable solution to this terrible human dilemma.

In that sense the solution offered by Aldus Huxley in his famous comic novel Brave New World is of some interest. In Huxley’s story he enlists science, chemistry, to produce different levels of mental competence. The zygote is nurtured in test tubes while at certain levels of development certain chemicals are introduced limiting the development of the fetus. Thus the labor problem is solved by creating classes only capable of menial tasks. The upper classes are bred like race horses to various degrees of excellence. Huxley was tongue in cheek to be sure but, actually the only solution to this otherwise insoluble problem.

Stoddard didn’t introduce any ideas to which Burroughs wasn’t already familiar and in agreement. At best Stoddard’s superb research and explication clarified ERB’s understanding for him. I don’t know how familiar he was with Georges Sorel. Today Sorel is unknown except to specialists although I am beginning to see his name pop up so with the Communist regime of Barack Obama perhaps the way is being prepared for Sorel’s extreme measures of exterminating the Overman.

At any rate I have come to the opinion that Richard Slotkin is correct in thinking the Burroughs had read and was in accord with both Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard. However Slotkin evaluates their work through the distortion of his own Communistic lens which is only valid to those of his point of view.

His view does not make Burroughs a racist or anti-Semite. It makes him an objective and accurate observer and analyst of the situation of his time. As indicated above Burroughs absorbed Stoddard’s information, that point of view and used it to create his wonderful works of the late twenties and first half of the thirties. If one bears Stoddard’s book in mind while reading those novels it will make them make great sense while presenting his view of the political and social situation

Of course the novels are not confined solely to dealing with these issues; Burroughs had a much more far ranging mind, both subjectively and objectively.

Stoddard’s The Revolt Against Civilization is a major study as relevant today as the day it was written. The last ninety years have only borne out his theses. The Revolt Against Civilization is well worth a read, perhaps two. At any rate you will have an accurate idea of Burroughs’ social and political beliefs.


A Review

Thuvia, Maid Of Mars


Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Part III-C


Review by R.E. Prindle

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Civilization And Its Malcontents

     Let us say that for the fifty years or so before the 1920s there was a growing sense of societal malaise.  This malaise was reflected most notably in the creation of  Edgar Rice Burroughs’ psychological projection, Tarzan Of The Apes.   One has to account for the immediate acceptation by society of such an absurdity.  Tarzan, in fact, completely rejected civilization for the life of the  romantic ‘unrestrained freedom’ of the jungle.  The noble savage in fact.

     Thus in a metaphor Burroughs reflected the malaise of his time so brilliantly that his creation was accepted as virtually a real person.  Writers like Grant and Stoddard put the same theme into more scholarly terms.  As noted, contrary to Richard Slotkin’s idea, Grant had little or no influence on Burroughs while the slightly later Lothrop Stoddard whose three relevant works appeared only from 1920 to 1922 could have had no influence on Burroughs’ formative years.   It seems probable that Burroughs did read Stoddard and was influenced by his work but only after his ideas were fully formed.  Even then  The Revolt Against Civilization appeared after Burroughs had examined some of the same problems in his rejected manuscript, Under The Red Flag of 1919.

     The problem of the malcontents and their war on civilization was examined by a number of writers during the twenties and thirties so why Slotkin singled out Burroughs, Grant and Stoddard isn’t as clear as it might be.  Postwar German cinema was intensely concerned with the matter as why should it not?  Germany was under asault by what Stoddard called the Underman.  Nor need Slotkin think Stoddard was alone.  I’m sure there were dozens of forgotten books prophesying the end of the world by one means or another including the Undermen of Communism.


     The Underman, or the Communist, was not even a term unique to Stoddard.  Gustave Le Bon, the French scholar on whose work Sigmund Freud based his study Group Psychology And The Analysis Of The Ego wrote prolifically on the psychological foundations of the Underman.  Freud based his book on Le Bon’s 1895 study  The Psychology Of Crowds.  Unless I’m mistaken he based his 1930 study Civilization And Its Discontents on Le Bon’s 1921 book The World In Revolt: A Psychological Study Of Our Times.

     On the cinematic side the problem was examined in the great silent films The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari and Fritz Lang’s 1922 film Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler.  Lang would follow that ten years later with the sound film The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse.

     Even though Buroughs’ Under The Red Flag was rejected in 1919 he persisted, rewriting and extending the text into the 1926 story, The Moon Maid.   This story reflects a possible reading of The Revolt Against Civilization but such a reading was much more evident in 1934’s Tarzan And The Lion Man.

     The development of the problem was evident to all these writers which it seems to have escaped Slotkin who attributes the recognition of societal evolution to mere ‘racism’ in the writers.  One thinks that perhaps Slotkin is too involved in his own agenda.

     Rider Haggard enunciated the problem quite clearly in his 1888 novel Allan Quatermain  in which Quatermain grouses about the ‘strict limits’ of civilization compared to the ‘natural’ life of the African Zulus.  It might almost seem that the idea of Tarzan arose in Burroughs’ mind from that observation.  In fact science was undermining all the comforting beliefs that mankind had been settled in for a hundred thousand years.  During that long period characterized by the mental mode of what is called mythopoeic thinking man’s mind devoid of true knowledge projected a vision of reality that resulted in the notion of God.  Thus reasoning from insufficient knowledge man’s mind came up with an erroneous result.  You can’t get out of a mind what isn’t in it; all education is suggestion.

     As Freud was to say, man’s settled view of reality received its three great shocks when Galileo disproved the geocentric notion of the universe, Darwin disproved the uniqueness of man’s position in the animal kingdom and he, Freud, displaced the conscious mind with his vision of the unconscious mind.  Once again Le Bon was there ahead of him.

     Thus as the nineteenth century opened and progressed the bases of mankind’s notions of reality were shattered leaving him emotionally and intellectually bereft of foundations of belief.  Adrift without an anchor.

     As if that were not bad enough the great cataclysm that ushered in the modern era, The French Revolution, was based on the the absolute notion that not only were all men created equal but remained equal in all aspects of their existence.  The advance of civilization would toss this certainty into the trash can of history also.

     As civilization placed greater and greater demands on the intelligence and self-discipline of men and women the incontestable gap between those less intelligent and those more intelligent became more and more obvious.  Thus as the century progressed the notion of the Overman and the Underman began to become clear.

     At the same time the first tentative efforts at measuring the intellectual potential of the individual began to become possible.  Of course the basic inequality of men and women in its physical aspect had always been apparent.  Some men were naturally stronger and better muscled than others.  But, even that was changing. The science of physical culture was making it possible for the 98 lb. weakling to develop himself into a man mountain.  Thus artifically developed srongmen like the Great Sandow ushered in the golden age of the strong man topped off by Charles Atlas who guaranteed he could turn you into a man mountain if you followed his program.

     There was the promise that you could dethrone that bully and kick sand back in his face.  On the other side Francis Galton was originating the first primitive tests to measure intelligence potential.  Burroughs would have seen both proponents during his miraculous summer of 1893 at the Chicago Columbian Exposition.  I mean to say that both facts entered his mind where they could be digested and emerge later.  Nothing can come out of your mind that didn’t go in it.

     And then after the turn of the century Binet devised he first actual IQ test.  Thus, just as Sandow and Atlas could measure the size of muscles, the psychologists became able to measure the intelligence potential.  Those with high IQs were set up; those with low IQs were cooked.  The upshot was that all men were not created equal nor could they ever attain intellectual equality.


     To a very large extent what became the Communist Party recognized the inequality while demanding equality against reason.  Recognizing subconsciously, perhaps, that men could never be intellectual equals rather than try the futile task of raising the less fortunate they sought to destroy education which brings out the inequality but doesn’t create it.   No matter what happens there are always going to be the more intelligent just as there will always be the physically stronger.  As Le Bon points out, if you needed to hear it, nature don’t know from equality.

     Thus the Communist Party devised the well sounding slogan- From each according to his ability; to each according to his need.  Good plan for the needy, slavery for the able.  The needy were organized beginning their struggle to achieve superiority by collective action.  This was accomplished in Russia in 1917.  The battle was joined.

     Just as individuals are created with different capabilities so are peoples and races.  Some can achieve and some can’t.  Slotkin who must be a Communist thus takes offence at what he perceives to be, and is, an attitude of White Supremacy in Burroughs, Grant and Stoddard.  While I am aware there are those who will disagree with White superiority it is nevertheless not an attitude but an evolutionary fact.  That is the reason Communists have Darwin under attack.  While Darwin doesn’t say it, it is the inevitable result of his studies.  Just as it was necessary for the Undermen to destroy education in the hopes of creating intellectual equality so it became necessary to destroy White achievement of the last five hundred years.  The whites must be demonized and made to feel evil and inferior morally.  That is the import of Slotkin’s Gunfighter Nation.

     At that level all three writers are guilty.  As has been stated in Canadian courts- Truth is not a defense.  So there’s nothing to discuss.  Might is right and whoever has the might will prevail.

     It is a fact that all three writers were anti-Communists so it may be assumed that whatever Communists believe, they didn’t.  And why should they?  Might may be right but it can still be nonsense.  Communism is a flawed ideology based on a false premiss.  It always fails wherever it is introduced.  Failure is not evidence of a bad plan in Communist eyes.  One just continues to shovel sand against the tide and pray.  So succeed or fail they always think they can succeed by the same flawed ideology.  The fault for failure lies elsewhere.

     In that sense Burroughs was wasting his time assailing this religion of failure with his Under The Red Flag and its successor The Moon Maid.  The only people who would applaud his effort would be we non-Communists but he could never convince anyone with Communist leanings.  Of course that wasn’t well understood at the time.


     If Burroughs were accused of not believing in equality that would be true.  Not only are John Carter and Tarzan superior to any contemporaries on two worlds but Burroughs has a whole hierarchy of value.  John Carter is the Warlord of Mars ruling from the top city  of Mars, Helium.  The races of Mars pretty much reflect those of  Earth and their relative stations.  The main exception is the ruling Red race.  As Whites do and have existed on Mars in Burroughs stories  while at one time being the dominant race perhaps the Red race is some sort of amalgam of the various Eropean immigrants of the United States.  I believe the Green Men represent the American Indian.  Both roam the great plains while being essentially savages.

     Tarzan though always spoken of as being White is described as a bronze giant.  Bronze is a fairly dark metal so that Tarzan and the Red men of Mars may be more or less identical in color.

     Tarzan is the man-god so there are none superior or even equal to him.  Below him come the English who are the cream of mankind.  Perhaps slightly below the English are the French and then the rest of the Whites.  Tarzan himself is psychologically an animal having been raised by the Apes.  Not your ordinary gorilla or Chimp but a species intermediate between Gorilla and the Negro.  Slotkin hasn’t read enough Burroughs to make an intelligent comment but the undeniable attitude of Burroughs is enough for Slotkin to condemn him as an unregenerate bigot.  The reader may believe as he likes.  I have stated my opinion eslewhere and that is enough. Whether any of these opinions of Burroughs influenced American soldiers at My Lai is open to question.  The burden of proof is on Slotkin and he hasn’t provided  it.

     Along with the Undermen however, speaking through Tarzan, Burroughs is heartily discontented with civilization.

      The spectacle of Chicago of the 1890s as a dirty unpleasant place haunts Burroughs.  In contrast to the great White City of the Columbian Expo was what was afterwards known as the Black City of everyday Chicago.  The contrast was so strong and so offensive to the Undermen that within a year of the Expo’s closing the entire White City was burned to the ground with the exception of one building.  Hence perhaps the decayed crimson and gold ruins of Opar and the crimson and gold twin cities of Helium.  One wonders what effect the sight of the ruin of the White City had on Burroughs when he revisited the site sometime after his miraculous summer of ’93.  The mind creates nothing from nothing so there must have been models of the great cities of ERB’s imagination.

     There are points at which Burroughs and Communism have quite similar views.  It will be remembered that Burroughs only reluctantly married and throughout his life expressed discontent with the institution.  To some extent or other ERB must have been an advocate of free love.  Communists would have heartily approved of ERB’s women who went nude except for certain ‘adornments.’  Communists of course want women to be accesible to any man who wants them at any time while they have always advocated bare breasts.

     In many ways when the Communists appropriated Tarzan for the MGM movies it took but slight changes to make Tarzan conform to their ideals.   The MGM Tarzan and Jane were not married.  While Burroughs’ Tarzan was a highly educated on-again off-again sophisticate the MGM Tarzan was a stupid illiterate oaf and one who rejected the attributes of civilization high up there in the Cloud Cuckoo Land of the Mutia Plateau.

     On the essentials though Burroughs rejected the demands of the Underman as The Moon Maid clearly shows.  There was very little in Stoddard’s The Revolt Against Civilization that Burroughs would have disagreed with.  At the same time there was probably very little he didn’t already believe although he had never codified his information as Stoddard had.  Slotkin’s contention that Burroughs was influenced by either Grant or Stoddard is surely wrong.  ERB had already taken hs positions before either men had begun to write.

     Each writer was, in his own way, an advocate of White Supremacy.  It now become clear that White Supremacy has nothing to do with a fringe element in Liberal ideology.  All Whites are White Supremacists in that ideology unless they reject ‘White skin privilege’  whatever that is.   Ayers and Dorhn explain in their recent Race Course In White Supremacy.  Interestingly constructed title.  Nor as Slotkin would have it is the attitude based on mere racial pride and bigotry but on a solid record of achievement unattained by any other people.  The quesiton is not was it right for some people to rule or be supreme because in the nature of things some people will rule and be supreme but which of the peoples are most qualified to be supreme.

     All people have had equal opportunity so that one can only conclude that the race has gone to the most qualified participant.  In the contest the Whites  unified the other peoples against them as must inevitably be the consequence of being the top people.  As they say, getting there is the easy part; staying there is the hard part.

     Slotkin merely represents the envious losers, the Undermen.  who clutch at any firebrand to burn the White House down.  Who is most to be admired and emulated?  Builders or destroyers?

Finis of Thuvia, Maid Of Mars Review