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Taylor Caldwell: En alternativ Ayn Rand?

 
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InnleggSkrevet: 31 07 09 20:53    Tittel: Taylor Caldwell: En alternativ Ayn Rand? Svar med Sitat

Denne postingen var litt malplassert i en tråd om Obama, så jeg flyttet den hit til Litteraturforumet, hvor den nok hører mer hjemme.

olemt skrev:
Det er jo ikke noe nytt at eliten i USA ikke respekterer grunnloven. Slik sett er det jo en "ildprøve" på hvor langt man faktisk kan gå uten å møte motstand når man lar innsette en presiden som etter grunnloven ikke kan være det. Da er på sett og vis siste skanse falt.

Sant nok, men både Federal Reserve, inntektsskatt og direkte valg på senatorer er brudd på grunnloven, har jeg nylig lest (i den skjønnlitterære romanen "Ceremony of the Innocent" av Taylor Caldwell fra 1976), så grunnlovsbrudd finnes det mye, solid presedens for både i Norge og USA. Og jeg synes kanskje at Federal Reserve var, og er, verre, enn Obama, selv om begge antagelig er produkter av akkurat samme interessegrupper?

"…there will be no peace in the tormented world, only a programmed and systematic series of wars and calamities - until the plotters have gained their objective: an exhausted world willing to submit to a planned Marxist economy and total and meek enslavement- in the name of peace." Taylor Caldwell in “Ceremony of the Innocent 1976).

Om Taylor Caldwell's Answer As A Man:




Leslie Holm skrev:
One of Caldwell's better novels, Answer As A Man touches on most of her recurring themes - the conspiracy behind governments to incite wars for profit and to install taxation to create a form of slavery. She also continues to stress that man can be evil and God cruel.

This is the story of an Irish innocent, Jason Garrity, who rises from the slums of a suburb in Pennsylvania to become a wealthy landlord and hotelier. For too long he is unable to see the evil around him, and is taken advantage of by his wife, his siblings, his best friend . . .

A good read, and as always, Caldwell makes one think. Whether you agree with her or not, she presents compelling arguments.
Kilde: http://www.librarything.com/work/2014669 Den, som likte Ayn Rand vil antagelig ha sans også for Taylor Caldwell. Men hun er mindre direkte filosof og mest "litterær".





Den første boken av henne, som jeg leste var denne (som nok også var den, som gjorde henne kjent): Glory and the Lightning:




Review
Sitat:
Like Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, there was Pericles and Aspasia and with a "dulcitude of nightingales" along with her usual implementation of period detail, Miss Caldwell tells their story in three parts: Aspasia's from the time when even as a child she had "myriad eyes, all developed" as was the rest of her to become a hetaira and one of the reluctant harem wives of the Persian Al Taliph against whom she rebels for her sex (dulcitudinous reverberations of early Women's Lib); and of Pericles, the confident, progressive, expansionist political leader - "a formidable man" the "least impetuous" until he meets Aspasia and for him it's "rapture and ecstasy and beguilements" and for her "transports" even just as she is bearing his son. Less enthralled however with this relationship were the Athenians and Pericles comes under greater and greater attack, he is accused of poisoning his best friend, and lo and verily behold dies "of grief" in Aspasia's arms. . . . For all those "mere mortals" - many, many, many. (Kirkus Reviews)


Høres kanskje ikke så spennende ut? Men, tro meg det er drama i såvel cerebral cinemascope som cinemiracle og technicolor, med lukt og smak, fra første til siste side. Og man blir lett hekta på Caldwell, med dette historiske panoramaet. Ett grep hun forøvrig vanligvis tar med seg i sine mer "kontemporære" romaner.

Ett stort mysterium er hvorfor de ikke trykker opp nye opplag av bøkene hennes, da det har vært hektisk omsetning av brukte eksemplar helt siden hun døde. F.eks. var det eneste eksemplaret jeg fant av Glory and the Lightning på Amazon et brukt eksemplar av paperback-utgaven til $74 (kanadiske) og tilsvarende gjelder for de fleste bøkene hennes. Kanskje ble hun for ubehagelig for Makten bak makten?

Avslutningskapitlene i "Ceremony of the Innocent" er den mest knusende analyse jeg har sett av av dobbeltbunnetheten i den moderne, påtatt altruistiske personlighet og etikk. Rand's Ellsworth M. Toohey i the Fountainhead blir rene korgutten i forhold til Taylor Caldwell's analyse av kreftene bak Federal Reserve o.l. fenomén. Og Caldwells personer er mer 3-dimensjonalt levende og mindre sjablonaktig karikerte, enn Rands. Og det hele blir derfor mer levende og uhyggelig, troverdig,




real eye-opener..., November 26, 2002
By E. J. Wendel (Phoenix, AZ United States)

Unlike Orwell's distant and dismissable prognostication "1984", Caldwell's "The Devil's Advocate" traces a straight line between American Freedom and American Fascism, showing each step in the journey, from ignoring Franklin's warnings about trading liberty for security to the deceptive seduction of liberal socialism. Read this book, and then give it to a friend to read also.

In her 1957 social/political article "Honoria" she chronicles the rise and fall of the fictitious country she calls "Honoria". She ends the article with a very foreboding rebuke of society. “It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn back? It is up to you.”
Kilde: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Caldwell#Social_philosophy

Ett, kort avsnitt fra Honoria:

Taylor_Caldwell i Honoria skrev:


Death of the Middle Class

Honoria had always been distinguished by a strong, sturdy, industrious middle class, composed of farmers, artisans, shopkeepers — virtuous and sane and devout. But the middle class presented a threat to an all-powerful government, determined to protect the rich and the strong — and the worthless, the mean, the haters-of-work, the whining cowards who wanted everything for nothing. So the government decided to get rid of the middle class.

The middle class of Honoria stood in the way; it must be destroyed. Then, the elite could rule by oppression; and the craven, the despicable, the cowards, the worthless, could live on the bodies of the nobles and the heroic — through taxation.

Kilde: http://www.fateofnations.com/?p=256



£4.86

De skjulte maktelitene og makten bak makten, er et tilbakevendende tema i Caldwells bøker. Men vanligvis handler det mest om deres ofre. Her handler det også om hvordan en fattig irsk immigrant havner på innsiden hos elitene og blir en del av dem.

En "page turner" fra Taylor Caldwell, dette også

en leseranmeldelse på Amazon:
Entertaining Historical Fiction
Gail Moore skrev:
There are two sides to this book, one is typical of the romantic pulp fiction style of the 70's, this is first the life story of Joseph Armagh, a destitute orphan who emigrated from Ireland because of the famine. His bitter experiences in childhood leave him cold hearted and in pursuit of money at all costs, and he achieves incredible wealth and power in America. His goal at any price is to make his son president of the United States. There was a made for TV mini series based on this story.

The other more interesting part of this book though is about the control of wealth and real power in the world in the hands of a few. Taylor Caldwell has written an add on to the story that is a warning that the "controllers" are not fiction and were more powerful than ever. In the Captains and the Kings some historical events described are the US civil war, the presidencies of Lincoln, labor struggles, the making of Teddy Roosevelt, and immigration. Was the civil war after all just an event arranged & set up mainly by rich European bankers for profit? Are all wars always set up by a handful of distant people for profit? This book really makes you wonder.
http://www.amazon.com/Captains-Kings-Story-American-Dynasty/dp/0449205622/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253987188&sr=1-1


Taylor Caldwell hadde ry på seg for nitid historisk kildegranskning, så hennes historiske baktepper skal visstnok være sjeldent korrekte til skjønnlitteratur å være, bortsett fra når handlingen griper inn i den historiske beskrivelsen, og forfatterinnens plot tar over selvfølgelig.

Men en ting, som har slått meg er parallellene mellom Ayn Rands beskrivelse av elitegruppen i Galt's Gulch og betegnelsen av dem, som "Motor of the World" i Atlas Shrugged og hvordan Caldwells finansielle makteliter betrakter og betegner seg selv og sin rolle i verden.

Var altså Atlas Shrugged en "roman á clef" (dvs. en roman som beskriver en virkelighet, bak en skjønnlitterær fasade?)

Så påstanden at Rand skrev Atlas Shrugged, som et bestillingsverk fra sin elsker Philippe Rothschild (Kilde....) blir smått troverdig, om Taylor Caldwells beskrivelse av verdens finanseliters selvoppfatning har noe for seg. Den indirekte koblingen til dette via Rand/Rotschild gjør ihvertfall ikke Caldwells fremstilling mindre troverdig. Men les gjenutgivelsen av Captains And The Kings, og døm selv.

Jeg tror man vil ha stort utbytte av romanen, enten man har lest Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged, eller ei. Men alliansen Rand/Rotschild vil kanskje gjøre boken ennå mer interessant for lesere av Atlas Shrugged.

Hva synes andre, som har lest begge?
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InnleggSkrevet: 03 10 09 15:47    Tittel: Re: Taylor Caldwell: En alternativ Ayn Rand? Svar med Sitat

truud2 skrev:
Var altså Atlas Shrugged en "roman á clef" (dvs. en roman som beskriver en virkelighet, bak en skjønnlitterær fasade?)


Her er en, som har analysert det spørsmålet litt mer i dybden, enn jeg gjør:

"ATLAS SHRUGGED" by Ayn Rand - A Blueprint for Ushering in the New World Order



Many of you may already know that the book "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand, is the blueprint for the New World Order (see below). In fact it is little known habit of the elite to place a copy this book like the one below (35th anniversary gold embossed) on their coffee tables. If you are one of "them" you will be able to quickly identity that these people (who process this book) are "in the know". This is really no different than a Freemason using a secret handshake to identify a fellow Mason.


Ayn Rand

In 1957, a 1,168 page book by Ayn Rand, called Atlas Shrugged, was published. According to one source, Rand was alleged to be a mistress to Philippe Rothschild, who instructed her to write the book in order to show that through the raising of oil prices, then destroying the oil fields and shutting down the coal mines, the Illuminati would take over the world. It also related how they would blow up grain mills, derail trains, bankrupt and destroy their own companies, till they had destroyed the economy of the entire world; and yet, they would be so wealthy, that it would not substantially affect their vast holdings. The novel is about a man who stops the motor of the world, of what happens when “the men of the mind, the intellectuals of the world, the originators and innovators in every line of industry go on strike; when the men of creative ability in every profession, in protest against regulation, quit and disappear.”

If we are to believe that the book represents the Illuminati’s plans for the future, then the following excerpts may provide some insight to the mentality of the elitists who are preparing us for one-world government.


One of the characters, Francisco d’Anconia, a copper industrialist and heir to a great fortune, the first to join the strike, says:


“I am destroying d’Anconia Copper, consciously, deliberately, by plan and by my own hand. I have to plan it carefully and work as hard as if I were producing a fortune- in order not to let them notice it and stop me, in order not to let them seize the mines until it is too late ... I shall destroy every last bit of it and every last penny of my fortune and every ounce of copper that could feed the looters. I shall not leave it as I found it- I shall leave it as Sebastian d’Anconia found it- then let them try to exist without him or me!”


A bit later, d’Anconia says: “We produced the wealth of the world- but we let our enemies write its moral code.” Still later, he says: “We’ll survive without it. They won’t.”


Dagney Taggart, the main character of the book, is the head of the Taggart Transcontinental Railroad. Her goal was to find out who John Galt was. She discovered that he was a young inventor with the Twentieth Century Motor Company, who said he would put an end to the regulations which bound a man to his job indefinitely. Before disappearing, he said: “I will stop the motor of the world.” He told her:



“Dagney, we who’ve been called ‘materialists’ ... we’re the only ones who know how little value or meaning there is in material objects ... we’re the ones who create their value and meaning. We can afford to give them up ... We are the soul, of which railroads, copper mines, steel mines, and oil wells are the body- and they are living entities that beat day and night, like our hearts, in the sacred function of supporting human life, but only so long as they remain our body, only so long as they remain the expression, the reward and the property of achievement. Without us, they are corpses and their sole product is poison, not wealth or food, the poison of disintegration that turns men into hordes of scavengers ... You do not have to depend on any material possessions, they depend on you, you create them, you own the one and only tool of production ... leave them the carcass of that railroad, leave them all the rusted nails and rotted ties and gutted engines- but don’t leave them your mind.”

Later in the book, Galt says:


“And the same will be happening in every other industry, wherever machines are used- the machines which they thought could replace our minds. Plane crashes, oil tank explosions, blast furnace breakouts, high tension wire electrocutions, subway cave-ins, and trestle collapses- they’ll see them all. The very machines that made their life so safe- will now make it a continuous peril ... You know that the cities will be hit worst of all. The cities were made by the railroads and will go with them ... When the rails are cut, the city of New York will starve in two days. That’s all the supply of food its got. It’s fed by a continent three thousand miles long. How will they carry food to New York? By directive and ox-cart? But first, before it happens, they’ll go through the whole of the agony- through the shrinking, the shortages, the hunger riots, the stampeding violence in the midst of the growing stillness ... They’ll lose the airplanes first, then their automobiles, then their trucks, then their horsecarts .. Their factories will stop, then their furnaces and their radios. Then their electric light system will go.”



Francisco d’Anconia, who blew up all the copper mines in the world, said of Galt:



“He had quit the Twentieth Century. He was living in a garret in a slum neighborhood. He stepped to the window and pointed at the skyscrapers of the city. He said that we had to extinguish the lights of the world, and when we would see the lights of New York go out, we would know that our job was done.”



Galt led the men of the mind, on strike, and they retired to a self-supporting valley, where a character, Midas Mulligan, says that “the world is falling apart so fast that it will soon be starving. But we will be able to support ourselves in this valley.” Galt said: “There is only one kind of men who have never been on strike in human history ... the men who have carried the world on their shoulders, have kept it alive, have endured torture as sole payment ... Well, their turn has come. Let the world discover who they are, what they do and what happens when they refuse to function. This is the strike of the men of the mind.”



The book describes what resulted from the strike: “But years later, when we saw the lights going out, one after another, in the great factories that had stood like mountains for generations, when we saw the gates closing and the conveyer belts turning still, when we saw the roads growing empty and the streams of cars draining off, when it began to look as if some silent power were stopping the generators of the world and the world was crumbling quietly...” And the culmination of their efforts: “The plane was above the peaks of the skyscrapers when suddenly, with the abruptness of a shudder, as if the ground had parted to engulf it, the city had disappeared from the face of the earth. It took them a moment to realize that the panic had reached the power stations- and the lights of New York had gone out.” The men of the mind had taken over the world.

Kilde: http://www.illuminati-news.com/2007/0322a.htm

En annen kilde:

Skeptics say that if the Illuminati were real, there would be defectors. There ARE plenty of defectors; clinics that deal with victims of CIA mind control and satanic ritual abuse are full of them.

http://www.mindcontrolforums.com/resrc-hm.htm#newsmagrad

But the vocal ones get put away. In 1987 Todd was framed "for rape" and sentenced to 30 years. According to Fritz Springmeier, when Todd was freed in 1994, he was "picked up by a helicopter" and murdered. ("Bloodlines of the Illuminati" p.93)
Kilde: http://www.rense.com/general78/ilumm.htm

Om dette er riktig, har Taylor Caldwell dramatisert det troverdig i skjønnlitterær form.

"Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
--Woodrow Wilson, from his book The New Freedom (1913)

Man tukler ikke ustraffet med Ayn Rand vet jeg, så dette leses neppe med entusiasme. Wink

Men, her er en som visstnok tror at Ayn Rand forsøkte å advare verden med Atlas Shrugged: http://www.blackwebportal.com/nuforums/vm.cfm?Forum=37&Topic=4360 og isåfall kan hun nok beholde helgenstatusen.
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