Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More on First Things' "David Shushon"

This is a follow up to the last blog posting. Thanks to a reader who sent in this and other leads.

In Phillip Weiss' essay on First Things contributor, "David Shushon" in which he makes the case for "Shushon" being a pseudonym of David P. Goldman, he mentions that Goldman works for Asteri Capital Partners.

CORRECTION: The Asteri Capital Ltd. that David P. Goldman works for is a hedge fund backed by Marc Rich's commodity trading firm, Glencore.

Below is a link to a video(at approximately 5:00) of a man named David Goldman from an Asteri Capital appearing on MSNBC.

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For what it's worth, Lyndon LaRouche wrote about his old associate, David P. Goldman and explained why he gave him the boot in an essay which mentions a Goldman crony, Laurent Murawiec.

http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2004/3129phys_econ_reports.html

It seems that Laurent Murawiec, like Goldman is a player in The Great Game. He was invited by Richard Perle to brief the Pentagon Defense Policy Board in 2002 and is said to have explained to them that the U.S. must invade Saudi Arabia, confiscate their financial assets and take possession of their oil fields:

http://www.slate.com/?id=2069119

4 comments:

W.LindsayWheeler said...

Thank you for these wonderful posts exposing who Spengler is. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Keep the "zio and neo-con infiltration" into the self-styled Catholic traditionalist movement articles coming. They are sorely needed.

Food for thought: Mike Hoffman spoke about what Tom Brokaw (I think it was the name of his book) wrote about America's 'greatest generation' - the WW2 generation. Hoffman had said that this generation more willingly than any other American generation before it, took the proverbial 'mark of the beast' and ran to Europe to bomb and invade our religious and ethnic bretheren to the benefit of Uncle Joe Stalin. (I am paraphrasing here).

A book should be written about the mentality of the 'greatest generation' and assert that the same naive mentality is now running the bulk of the Catholic traditionalist movement (and periodicals that cater to it) that is being 'mainstreamed' by virtue of the Pope's recent motu proprio.

Example - draftees into the army in WW2 were given a free pass to various dance halls (under the auspices of the USO I believe) in New York City prior to shipping out. The History channel did a nice program about it a while back The gist of it: Country bumpkins and nice sheltered Catholic boys from single sex high schools who had never been near a girl got food and drink (but no alcoholic beverages) from blond model type women. The history channel interviewed soldiers about their remembrances of it and all were universal in singing the program's praises. All I can think about is Christ saying "Are you not worth much more than the birds."

These naive Americans thought nothing of it and would turn themselves into cannon fodder for a plate of meat and potatotos and five minutes with their arms around the waist and back of a svelte woman in a nice sequin dress. After WW1 and the great depression, all you needed to do was run the flag up, showcase a coca cola girl and play a patriotic tune. HOO RAH.

To today, look at the trad. Catholic schools with various academic and disciplinarian deans hailing right out of Quantico or Annapolis. The books being put out by trad. publishers bashing Islam, but not one book about the Talmud or a real Christian legal or philosophic system.

Napolean wrote to the effect that a solder will fight long and hard for a colored piece of ribbon - its still amazing what a 'Catholic' will do for a five pointed piece of tin and a shiny gun, or $600 a month and a black rifle. Its the Catholic police forces of and large segments of the military that keep the current 'framework' in place for people like Wolfowitz, Pearl and Dubya.

New York City cops are predominantly conservative and account for huge numbers of Catholics. The force itself is probably 95% Christian. BUT, on meager salaries and living 2 hours away in Orange and Rockland counties, they still pay NYC income tax and can't deduct the Catholic school tuition from their taxes. Something is wrong here and unfortunatley it lies first with Christian stupidity. Just have a few Communion breakfasts and a pipe and drum band and its all OK.

The 'greatest generation' mentality is running the bulk of the trad. movement and with that naive and unsophisticated attitude, are being led like lambs to the slaughter. Even before Pope Paul II's death, Cardinal Hoyos was going around to independant Catholic parishes (with validly ordained priests - just that the parish building, grounds etc. were all privately owned) and stating that as a condition of 'regularization' the parish property would have to be transferred to the diocese.

Please.

Between the sex crimes and the knighting of Orthodox Talmud adherants to orders of Catholic Knights - come on.

E. Michael Jones of Culture Wars sent a fundraising letter out a while ago where he reiterated Norman Finklestein's assertion to him in a private interview that the tide (of Israeli and Zio-Judiac hegemeny over foreign affairs) had crested and would now recede. While I do not explicitly recall Jones stating he agreed with Finklestein, the tone of the letter was suggestive of same.

Irregardless, this is all wrong - this is the most dangerous time because the 'tide' may be cresting, or it may be resting for another surge. Since the date of that letter we saw the motu proprio, the changes to the Good Friday prayers, Tony Blair 'converting' to Catholicism, and a ramping up of anti-Islamic articles and pro-zionist propaganda.

This is the most dangerous time, and 10% of well meaning but stupid Catholics could constitute a swing vote.

Trad. Catholics, who are so fond and nostalgic for Louis XVI, ought take a lesson from the King's last will and testament. The worst came after his death to his wife and son. Anyone know the Latin phrase for "WISE THE HELL UP YOU BUNCH OF JERKS."

Anonymous said...

Maurice,


Take a look at this quote from over at Athanasius contra mundum:

Is it not a far better triumph for the Church to convince and convert the Jews than to put them all to the sword? Has that prayer which the Church offers for the Jews, from the rising up of the sun to the going down thereof, that the veil may be taken from their hearts so that they may be led from the darkness of error into the light of truth, been instituted in vain? If she did not hope that they would believe and be converted, it would seem useless and vain for her to pray for them. But with the eye of mercy she considers how the Lord regards with favor him who renders good for evil and love for hatred.
-Sr. Bernard of Clairveux
Letter to Archbishop Henry of Mainz, 1146

Good stuff heh?

sheepdip1 said...

David P Goldman writes in today's Asian Times under his own byline,
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/JK22Dj01.html

In the concluding paragraph he states that Obama:

"Barack Obama is the only man in town with a checkbook, and by virtue of the Treasury's near-monopoly of financial power, will take office as the most powerful peacetime president in US history. Faced with the collapse of private pension, health care and financing systems, Obama will have every reason to use his mandate to socialize medicine, pensions and many other aspects of US economic life."

This slightly positive comment seems completely at odds with the writings published under the pseudonym Spengler. On the other hand, here's a proven link between Goldman and the Asian Times.

(I haven't seen much else published by David P Goldman recently, so this also given any skilled exigetes a chance to do some literary style comparisons.)

I'm gonna post this on Mondoweiss as well...