The Babylonian Woe3
through time, amongst which are numbered virtue, honour, and godliness, destroys equally as any other debilitating disease, andwill surely and speedily drag any people down to degeneracy and decay. A great army could not be more efficient in its power of destruction.The main discussion of the
of Kautilya, Hindu classic instructing kings and rulers as to their proper conduct towardsgood government, was as to whether financial or military organization came first of all as the root of strength and power in anyorganized state.
Clearly in that day no less than in this day, financial organization preceded military organization; therefore thereis not much point really in discussion of so obvious a fact and truth.While an effete people, though
as it is known, is in their hands, soon give way to vigour; nevertheless vigour, without strictorganization of its finances, which, while constituting strict organization of its labour, also enables it to create, or to obtain bypurchase from elsewhere the finest of weapons, will not much avail. Thus, and it has been demonstrated through history over andover again, it is clear there is one feature basic and decisive in the progression of human life; certainly during the latter years of which memory exists. That feature, particularly in relatively modern societies from the bronze age onwards, and during that periodof the rapid perfection of the mass production of weapons, is monetary organization, and what precious metals are available forpurposes of international exchange as against the purchase of those finest of weapons and essential materials of war onlyobtainable abroad, and as wages for the most skilled men at arms from wherever obtainable, abroad or otherwise.
The gates of Egypt stand fast like Inmutet They open not to the Westerners,They open not to the Easterners,They open not to the Northerners,They open not to the Southerners,They open not to the enemy who dwells within.
Much of history as we know it is the record of civilizations to counter and evade destruction of themselves from without or within,or is the record of their efforts to destroy other seemingly competing civilizations or peoples attacking them from without orwithin.War is as inevitable as is peace as the result of the exhaustion of war, and there are few peoples that escape; but wars of the lastthree thousand years have not been relatively infrequent occurrences, and have been an incessantly recurring evil. It is no chancethat; the growth of warfare into a very cancer eating into the vitals of mankind, and more particularly the white races is parallel tothe growth of that other cancer which is private, and therefore irresponsible, money creation and emission.It seems that almost none of the scholars make any serious effort to throw light on the real meaning of this matter of privatemonetary emission, and the disastrous effects that it has had, and in finality, will have, towards the defining of the remainingperiod of time of man upon this earth, as being brief and uncertain.Those strange decisions of kings signalling the opening of wars as frightful and disastrous to the European peoples, as the last twoso-called “World Wars,” decisions so abnegatory of self, but more than that, abnegatory of the best interests of the peoples theyrepresented before God, far from being the directives of benevolent force, are the directives of a force which cannot but bedescribed in any way but as being wholly malevolent.
The great engine which is the international control of monetary emission and regulation, driven as it was until recently by thecatalytic fuel of gold alone, is now almost world embracing in the scope of its operations. It seems there is no change in theattitude of those its guides, nor any admission of the folly of their misuse of this God- Power which they direct towards the goodof themselves and their friends. Their obsession, despite ruin for all looming on every horizon, seems to remain the same narrowvision of the day of their own world supremacy wherein they will rule as absolute lords over all; although by now it should beapparent to them, no less than to all thinking people, that if this madness concealed within the much talked about conceptionknown as
is not brought to a complete arrestment, nothing remains but an end wherein shall be silence and no song, forindeed there will be no singer, nor any to sing to.As it looks today, it may be the end for the Indo-European peoples whose diligent labours made so much of this world of today. Itmay be the end, final and absolute for all men for that matter. it may be the end for this our Earth, our only place and home andhope in the awful endlessness of space and time.It should be more than apparent that in the relatively recent day when kingship and god-ship were one, so far as the simple soulswere concerned, and the god and his viceroy on earth, the priest-king, were creators and controllers of the economic good,exchanges were created in order that the people might live a fuller life, and not so much to benefit any secret society orinterlocked group standing aside from the main paths of mankind, but to benefit all who kneeled humbly before the Almighty,
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles Moore:
A Source Book in Indian Philosophy
, pp 219- 220. Princeton; 1957.
Ancient Egyptian Poem; Christopher Dawson:
The Age of the Gods
For example, the folly of Britain in letting itself and the Empire be stamped into these last two so-called “Great” wars, may be compared tothat of the man described by the Emperor Augustus who goes fishing with a golden hook; he has everything lose and little to gain. (Suetonius:the Twelve Caesars II, 25)