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Ezra Pound: "Bankers Colonize Nations"

"An economic system in which it is more profitable to make guns to blow men to pieces than to grow grain or make useful machinery, is an outrage, and its supporters are enemies of the race."

From Ezra Pound’s the "ABC of Economics."

Ezra Pound is among the most remarkable men of the last 130 years. He made his name as a poet and guided W. B. Yeats, T. S. Elliot and Ernest Hemingway on their way to the Noble Prize (back when it meant something). He is the most brilliant founder of "Modernism" — a movement which sought to create art in a more precise and succinct form. Modernism can be seen as a natural reaction to the florid, heavy Victorian sensibility — it is NOT the meaningless abstractions we are assaulted with today.

Born in Idaho, Pound left the United States for Europe in 1908. In London, he found an audience of educated people who appreciated his poetry. He married Dorothy Shakespear, a descendant of the playwright. Pound also befriended some of the most brilliant artists of the time and watched them butchered in the First World War.

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, a sculptor and one of Ezra’s best friends, was one of these sacrifices. The Great War changed Pound’s outlook on life — no longer content with his artistic endeavors alone, he wanted to find out why that war happened.

The answer he got bought him 12 years as a political prisoner in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Anacostia, just across the river from the Capitol in Washington D.C. Pound was never put on trial but was branded a traitor by the post-war American Regime.

What answer did Pound find? Our wars begin and end at the instigation of the international financial houses. The bankers make money on fighting and rebuilding by controlling credit. They colonize nations and have no loyalty to their host countries’ youth or culture. No sacrifice is too great for their profit.

Much of Pound’s work chronicles the impact of this parasitic financial class on societies, spanning from ancient China to modern-day Europe. Unlike many of today's "revolutionaries" from both the "left" and the "right," Pound spoke truth to power and suffered not only for his hard-earned fame but also for his audacious veracity."

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