Sunday, December 30, 2007

Rudyard Kipling

Kipling

Dean Stockwell in Kim (The Sheila Variations: Dean Stockwell Archives)

Mowgli by Detmold - 1903 Jungle Book.

Rudyard Kipling was very keen on boy scouts and wrote a lot about boys.

Kipling wrote The Jungle Book (1894), Just So Stories (1902), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), Kim (1901), Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), "If—" (1910), The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and Plain Tales from the Hills (1888).

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

According to Raymond-Jean Frontain, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) 'was one of the first international literary celebrities.'

According to Christopher Hitchens, in the June 2002 Atlantic Monthly (The Atlantic June 2002 A Man of Permanent Contradictions ...) :

"Kipling's most successful and polished achievement in prose, Kim (1901), is ... dependent on the idea of a double life.

"The boy is an orphan, raised to believe he is half-caste, and is 'passing' for Indian. (His father was an Irish soldier and his mother, we learn, a white camp follower.) The whole action of the story hangs on dissimulation and duality."

Martin Seymour-Smith wrote a biography of Kipling (Rudyard Kipling 1989).

Seymour-Smith believed that Kipling went in for dissimulation and led a double life.

According to Seymour-Smith, Kipling was in love with a young, American literary agent, Wolcott Balestier. When Wolcot died in 1891, a grief-stricken Kipling married Wolcot's 'unappealing' sister Caroline perhaps 'out of guilt over his homosexual desire'.

According to Christopher Hitchens (The Atlantic June 2002 A Man of Permanent Contradictions ...) :

"Angus Wilson was probably right in supposing him (Kipling) to have been in love with the young writer Wolcott Balestier, whose sudden and early death appeared to drive him to distraction. Those friends, including Henry James, who attended his bizarre, hasty wedding to Wolcott's mannish sister Caroline ... were somewhat at a loss to explain it any other way."

Kipling describes the boy Kim as having "singular, though unwashen, beauty." Kim resists the sexual advances of women. (Rudyard Kipling)

Kipling could be considered to be a bit of a right-wing militarist. Such people are usually gay.

Kipling was not good at writing about heterosexual love. His attempts were 'stilted' and 'wooden'. (Rudyard Kipling)

Kipling's closest friends were people like Henry James, Edmund Gosse, and Cecil Rhodes 'who are now recognized to have been discreet or closeted homosexuals.' (Rudyard Kipling)

Some of Kipling's contemporaries, such as writer Enid Bagnold, thought Kipling was probably gay.


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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer and friend

Schweitzer hospital

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), as a man of religion, could have spent his life writing books about God.

But he decided to help sick people in Africa.

In 1905 he began to study to be a doctor and by 1913 he had set up a hospital in Gabon in French Equatorial Africa.

Sometimes, as a doctor, he was criticised for being old fashioned and bossy, but, thousands of Africans were helped by his hospital.

Louise Jilek-Aall, M.D. wrote (Working with Dr. Schweitzer - Chapter 7) :

"Journalists and visitors, especially from affluent countries, blamed him for running an overcrowded, old-fashioned, and unhygienic hospital.

"When I first arrived, I discovered those statements about the hospital did indeed appear to be true, but it did not take me long before I understood why the Africans nevertheless crowded into Albert Schweitzer's compound instead of going to the half-empty government hospital near Lambaréné village.

"Like most of the so-called 'modern' hospitals that I saw in Africa, the government hospital had solid, whitewashed brick walls, hard cement floors, and large wards with two rows of beds, twenty or more to the room.

"The rural Africans were frightened of an atmosphere seemingly desolate and too cool for comfort. Accustomed as these people were to dark, small huts with the familiar physical closeness of their people, they felt dejected and lonely in bright and spacious hospital wards."

Schweitzer never abandoned his interest in theology and wrote many books on the subject.

Schweitzer believed that the Greek and Indian religions did not concern themselves enough about helping the poor, the hungry and the sick.

Schweitzer wrote: "The only experience the religious mind of the Graeco-Oriental type knows is the longing after the spiritual; but according to the teaching of Jesus men are to be gripped by God's will to love, and must help to carry out that will in this world...Christianity and the Religions of the World

Schweitzer liked Chinese Taoism because it dealt with every day life in the real world and with compassion.

Schweitzer wrote: "Lao Tze ... fascinated me... The Chinese philosophers ... idealize the natural forces at work in the world, and ascribe to them ethical character." Christianity and the Religions of the World

Schweitzer was aware that some of God's creatures eat each other.

He decided that we must do everything we can to show reverance for life.

He wrote: "Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationshipwith the universe."

Schweitzer was not popular with conservative Christians.

Schweitzer wrote in 1934: "All thinking must renounce the attempt to explain the universe. . . . What is glorious in it is united with what is full of horror. What is full of meaning is united with what is senseless. The spirit of the universe is at once creative and destructive - it creates while it destroys and destroys while it creates, and therefore it remains to us a riddle." (The Christian Century, November 28, 1934). (Reconsidering Albert Schweitzer)
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

John Milton - gay poet


John Milton(1608-1674, the author of Paradise Lost, has been described as the greatest poet in the English language.

As a youth, at university, Milton was known as the 'Lady' of Christ’s College.

Milton had a loving relationship with Charles Diodati. This is recorded in the letters they wrote to each other.

John Shawcross studied Milton's relationship with his boyhood friend Charles Diodati and concluded that the relationship was homosexual. (John T. Shawcross is Professor of English at the University of Kentucky and author of Milton: The Critical Heritage.)

There are homosexual allusions in various Milton works including his elegy for Diodati, Epitaphium Damonis (1638). (John Milton)

Milton was knowledgable about the classical literature of homosexuality, including the works of Virgil. In his poems, Milton makes reference to various gay figures, including Alexander the Great, Scipio Africanus, Ganymede, and Hylas.

In Milton's Paradise Regained, Christ faces homosexual temptation:

Our Saviour lifting up his eyes beheld...

Tall stripling youths rich clad, of fairer hew

Then Ganymed or Hylas.


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THE CLASSIC FUNDAMENTALIST

John Calvin

JOHN CALVIN (1509–1564) was the classic fundamentalist.

Reportedly he was Jewish, gay and a sadist.

Jerome Bolsec published a life of Calvin, 'Vie de Calvin', in 1577.

According to Bolsec, Calvin frequently engaged in gay sex.

According to Bolsec, Calvin resigned his church post at Noyon, in France, because of the public exposure of his homosexuality.

John Calvin became the religious boss of Geneva in Switzerland.

"Under his rule Geneva, formerly so gay, became like a city of death, where all citizens went about as if in mourning." (Progress of Calvinism - In Switzerland.)

Calvin's followers burned 58 people for heresy.

Servetus was a wise doctor who took an interest in religion.

He was not keen on the idea of the Trinity.

When Servetus came to Geneva in 1553, Calvin had him arrested.

Poor Servetus was then burnt at the stake.

Christopher Hitchens writes (Christopher Hitchens - God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons ...) that "Calvin's Geneva was a prototypical totalitarian state, and Calvin himself a sadist and torturer and killer, who burned Servetus (one of the great thinkers and questioners of the day) while the man was still alive."

Allegedly, Jewish plotters introduced Calvinism into England 'to split Church and State, and divide the people'.

Archibald Ramsay wrote: 'How the Jews stole Britain' and according to an article based on Ramsay's book (Cached):

Calvinism is of Jewish origin.

Calvin’s real name was Cohen.

When he went from Geneva to France he became known as Cauin.

Then in England it became Calvin.

At the B’nai B’rith celebrations held in Paris, France, in 1936, Calvin, was enthusiastically acclaimed to have been of Jewish descent.

Ayatollah Sadeq Khalkhali - Iran va Jahan - Source: http://www.iranvajahan.net/english/pictures/en.20031129..1.jpg

Most of the top fundamentalists are the same.

According to this Obituary of the Ayatollah Khalkhali, in The Telegraph:

"Some of Khalkhali's victims were no more than children.

"When a 14-year-old boy he had had executed turned out to be innocent, Khalkhali remarked that the child was not on his conscience because he had 'sent him to heaven'.

"His critics maintained that in his early life Khalkhali had spent time in a mental institution for torturing cats; it was said that strangling cats remained one of his favourite pastimes."

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"Gallows were hitched up in main Tehran streets and sometimes as many as eight people were hanged at the same time. In the mayhem that ensued, the age of treason was lowered and children as young as nine were 'executed'.

"Within a couple of months over 8000 people had been killed."

Ayatollah Sadeq Khalkhali Obituaries Guardian Unlimited

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Friday, December 07, 2007

The 'Jewish Conspiracy' in the UK


David Abrahams, who has recently given money to the UK's Labour Party, has talked of a Jewish Conspiracy.

David Abrahams is quoted as saying: "They are saying there was a Jewish conspiracy, with Lord Levy, Jon Mendelsohn and me..." - David Abrahams: I feared Jewish conspiracy accusations

According to a comment on The Times website: "There may well be an Israeli conspiracy. Many of the characters in this scenario have strong Israeli connections and most were or are members of the 'Labour Friends of Israel' lobby - and that includes Lord Levy." - David Abrahams: I feared Jewish conspiracy accusations

Abrahams has denied giving an interview to the Jewish Chronicle on the subject of a Jewish Conspiracy, but "the Jewish Chronicle said it spoke to Mr Abrahams by phone and stood by the contents of the interview." - Abrahams denies giving interview

There is a belief that friends of Israel have exercised enormous influence on UK politics since at least the beginning of the 20th century.

1917 was the year of the Balfour Declaration. This stated the position, agreed at a British Cabinet meeting, that the British government supported Zionist plans for a Jewish 'national home' in Palestine.

Prime Minster, David Lloyd George, was sympathetic to the Zionist cause. Before the war, Lloyd George had served as legal counsel to the Zionists. Lloyd George was beholden to Rufus Isaacs, by whom he was implicated in insider trading in Marconi shares. - aangirfan: Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, the Marconi ...

In 1917 Churchill supported the Balfour Declaration. Reportedly, Churchill's mother was Jewish.

According to an article in The Independent ( Churchill and the Jews, by Martin Gilbert - Independent Online ... ): "Churchill benefited from the generosity of rich Jews such as Sir Ernest Cassel... His sponging induced grotesque fantasies that he was in the pay of 'International Jewry'."

Cassel was alleged to have been involved in a financial scam along with Churchill during the First World war.- aangirfan: Churchill and the Jews

And what of UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his many Jewish friends?

Harold Wilson was President of the Board of Trade from 1947-51. The few people who could get permission from the Board of Trade to import heavily rationed raw materials or finished goods were in a good position to become vastly rich.

Among the lucky few who got licenses were Montague Meyer, Joe Kagan and Rudy Sternberg. Kagan and Sternberg later became peers. Meyer gave Wilson a consultancy which took him on frequent trips to Moscow and Eastern Europe.

After the 'mysterious' death of Hugh Gaitskell, Wilson became Labour leader and eventually Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson's 'private office' was funded in secret by a wealthy group which included Lord Goodman, Sir Samuel Fisher, and Rudy Sternberg.

In the 1970's, Private Eye began to receive information of a possible link between Wilson and the Israeli secret service and the KGB.

In connection with alleged plots, the names of various people were handed to Private Eye.Labour MP Ian Mikardo had at one time partnered Leslie Paisner in a business that traded with East Germany. Mikardo's pair in the House of Commons was Barnaby Drayson who worked for Rudy Sternberg, as did Wilfred Owen MP who had resigned after being revealed as a spy for Czechoslovakia.

Montague Meyer, it turned out, was the man who had bought up much of the timber felled in Tanganyika during Labour's ill-fated groundnut scheme.

Then there was Labour MP Edward Short 'who had been in the habit of receiving bundles of banknotes from T Dan Smith', the city boss of Newcastle and one time partner of Eric Levine.

Kagan was a frequent visitor to Downing Street. He was also on friendly terms with the station chief of the Russian KGB. After being questioneded by the police about tax and currency offences he eventually 'fled' to Israel, where perhaps his real allegiance lay.

Sir Rudy Sternberg was also under investigation by the security services.

What may have stopped Private Eye from finally getting at the truth was the intervention of the Jewish businessman James Goldsmith, a friend of PM Wilson's personal secretary, Marcia Williams. Marcia was also a friend of Kagan. Private Eye had mistakenly claimed that Goldsmith had been present at a lunch given by John Aspinall, on the day after the disappearance of Lord Lucan. Goldsmith began criminal libel proceedings against Private Eye.

Patrick Marnham, in his brilliant book "Trail of Havoc: In the Steps of Lord Lucan", writes that Goldsmith was "effectively silencing the only newspaper which migh t have made headway with the ....allegations."

Goldsmith later became a lord. Sir Joseph Kagan was later imprisoned.

But the possible links between Labour and Israel's secret service may not have ended with Wilson. Private Eye began to take an interest in Robert Maxwell, the chief fund raiser for Labour. Maxwell received a peerage, mysteriously disappeared, and 'his body' was buried with great honour in Israel. It was assumed by many that he was a top Israeli spy.

And what of Margaret Thatcher?

Jonathan Freedland, 31 10 2003, wrote in The Guardian: "(Margaret Thatcher had) a Cabinet which included no fewer than five Jews: Lord (David) Young, Malcolm Rifkind, Leon Brittan, Nigel Lawson and Keith Joseph. "


Margaret Thatcher appointed Victor Rothschild as her unofficial security adviser. In 1994, Roland Perry's book The Fifth Man claimed that Victor Rothschild may have helped Israel to gain important nuclear secrets. http://users.cyberone.com.au/myers/perry.html

Files released to the National Archives in Kew, west London, under the 30 year rule reveal that diplomats feared Margaret Thatcher would be seen by Arab countries as a "prisoner of the Zionists". - aangirfan: Margaret Thatcher's Jewish links

And what of Tony Blair. Private Eye has pointed out that Blair's chief fund raiser is Lord Levy, a man with strong links to Israel. Blair's chief foreign policy adviser was Sir David Manning........


aangirfan: Britain and 9 11 : Sir David Manning was in Washington ...


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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Tennessee Williams


Tennessee Williams was one of American greatest writers.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955. In addition, The Glass Menagerie (1945) and The Night of the Iguana (1961) received New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo (dedicated to his lover, Frank Merlo), received the Tony Award for best play.

Williams was gay, but it is not immediately obvious from viewing his plays and films.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is about a family living on a plantation in Mississippi.

There is a turbulent relationship between Maggie and her husband Brick Pollitt.

Brick does not seem to be sexually attracted to his wife.

Brick's beloved friend Skipper has killed himself.

Skipper was sexually attracted to Brick. Brick rejected Skipper's advances. Brick tries to hide his own gay feelings.

(The Hays Code limited how clearly the film could portray Brick's past sexual desire for Skipper)

Brick and Maggie are living in the room once occupied by Jack Straw and Peter Ochello, the founders of the plantation now run by Big Daddy Pollit.

Straw and Ochello were gay.

Big Daddy hints he had a gay relationship with his former bosses, Straw and Ochello.

Big Daddy sees Brick's rejection of Skipper as a betrayal.


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