The Baker’s Dozen Most Dangerous
Publications in History
Today Rajjpuut the Audacious, with his usual effrontery, goes where no Libertarian sympathetic to the TEA (“Taken Enough Abuse”; ‘Taxed Enough Already”) Party has gone before: compiling a list of the 13 most dangerous liberal; progressive; communist; or totalitarian publications in history. His logic may well amuse you, but hopefully it will make you think as well. The inclusion of some of these illustrious works will absolutely shock you. The countdown from #13 to #1 begins now, Enjoy:
13. Drama-Movie/Musical: Grease
Unlike the powerful and laudable books by S.E. Hinton, Grease goes well beyond revealing the truth about a dubious sub-culture into unshackled naked glorification of it. Rajjpuut gives two-thumbs up to Marie Osmond for her role in #13’s history. Our first entry in the category of most dangerous publications in history will undoubtedly surprise many: perhaps if we’d listed the cartoon show The Simpsons you might have been more than surprised and absolutely shocked . . . but The Simpsons is excellent satire (even though it has long irritated a certain segment of the ultra-right) that tends to intelligently cut both ways across the political spectrum. Grease can claim no such evenness of hand. After its 1971 premier in Chicago, Grease quickly became one of the most popular off-Broadway plays in history.
Later the play became the #1 most popular ever performed on Broadway running to 3,388 performances before its 1980 close. Later this record would be beaten by several plays, Cats and Chicago to name two. The 1978 film version of Grease was originally planned to star Henry Winkler (the Fonze from the Happy Days TV program) and Marie Osmond but instead lit fireworks under the careers of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Osmond turned down the part even though the movie looked like “a lot of fun” because she didn’t like the ending with the girl having to “turn bad” to get the boy. And that is precisely the point, the heroine of the story starts out as an admirable young woman and becomes a cheap imitation of other cheap females . . . albeit more popular . . . .
The movie was the highest grossing movie of 1978; the highest grossing movie musical ever at that time surpassing 1965’s The Sound of Music and wound up being the third highest grossing film of the ‘70s behind only Star Wars and Jaws. The danger in Grease is that the film is such a fine nostalgic piece; that it IS so very much fun; and most importantly, that it was so extraordinarily successful both on the boards and on the silver screen; and of course, it comes down to this: a super-fine girl chooses to become mediocre and lower-class and to decimate her standards to be popular. I have heard a lot of parents raise some of these points, but uniformly the teen audience is mesmerized by Grease and loves it without anyone of them questioning the reverse-heroine journey that Sandy makes into cheapness. Yeah, we know, Rajjpuut is an old “fuddy-duddy” ain’t he? But the very least that needs to be said is that wise parents talk to their kids about such matters . . . and Rajjpuut doubts very much that very many parents ever took up that teaching moment. Kids have an enormous difficulty battling with integrity vs. popularity. The greater the artist, the greater the art: the greater the responsibility to uplift our young people rather than to suggest capitulation to mediocrity.
12. Music/Record: Cocaine
The most popular version of Cocaine was the Eric Clapton cover version and the song rose to #1 in several countries although only topping out on the Billboard charts in this country at #30 . . . but it was very popular for a long, long time. The lyrics and music are powerful and . . . Cocaine is one of the best rock and roll songs ever to dance to . . . despite Clapton’s claim that the song was “anti-drug,” it was exactly what America and the world didn’t need: a great artist creating an ambiguous song about a drug with no socially redeeming features (even heroin and morphine have serious medical uses). Later Clapton would add the lyrics “that dirty cocaine” to tone down the songs ambiguity. He claims never to have sung it at any of his concerts. IF it really was an anti-drug song with a clear message, why not? The Beatles had glorified drugs, but they tended to hide the message (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds = LSD) sometimes rather cleverly. Today, a new type of music has taken up the banner of glorifying the unseemly: Rap! Rap as a genre not only glorifies drug use and wife-beating but also cop-killing. All such overt glorification of the seedy and evil is just following in the footsteps of those who debased their art as the Beatles and Clapton did.
11: Drama: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Perhaps nothing feels so evil as undisciplined intelligence (think of Charles Manson!). Perhaps nothing IS so evil as disciplined narcissistic intellect. Shaw’s terrific play Pigmalion has so captivated English audiences from 1912 on and, of course, became perhaps the very best Broadway musical of all time My Fair Lady. Shaw's Pigmalion was based upon an old Greek myth about a sculptor who falls in love with the girl he creates out of stone . . . but Shaw goes above and beyond in his tale about a down-and-out cockney working girl who is transformed into a lady by a linguistics expert betting on the matter with a friend.
The problem with Pigmalion, of course is that it was the play that cemented Shaw’s fame in England and America and Germany . . . . and with that fame, Shaw (who lived to be 94 years old) now had an appreciative audience for all his crackpot ideas such as eugenics; and Keynesian Economics long before Keynes thought of it; and progressivism . . . which is, of course, deliberately slow, sneaky Marxism slipping under the radar of otherwise solid societies and economic systems to lead us first to abject socialism and eventually communism. Shaw was the most infamous of the Fabian Socialists and a founder of the Fabian Society. It says volumes that the emblem of the Fabian Society was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. You can now see the emblem; and then see it again in the infamous stained glass “Fabian Window” depicting Shaw (with a smithy’s hammer) and others “destroying the world to save it” at this link:
Shaw’s belief in eugenics is lightly touched upon in his none-too-popular play The Doctors’ Dilemma but he was also filmed a good twenty times letting the world know how important eugenics was. One of our other infamous writers, Adolf Hitler, took Shaw at his word, which was:
KILLING THOSE "UNFIT TO LIVE"
"The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it … If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?"
Later, Adolf Eichmann architect of the Hitler’s “Final Solution” would attempt to defend himself using Shaw’s claim of humanitarian eugenics via Zyklon- B gas in the concentration camps.
10. Music/Record Album: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles
Despite being in the U.S. Navy at the time, Rajjpuut, like a helluva lot of American kids took his first tokes from a joint while listening to this album. While SP’sLHCB seems very tame by today’s standards, of course, at the time it was a huge departure from anything that had ever been done. The Beatles were the most popular and skilled and powerful message-senders in the mid and late 60’s and they sold out the youth of the world with this unabashed glorification of the drug culture.
Before SP’sLHCB the counter-culture in America was a limited number of crackpots and impotent malcontents . . . after SP’sLHCB, the counter-culture (that became today’s leading political voices of progressivism) had for a time become almost unstoppable. Oh, and by the way, hashish and heroin were offered to some of Rajjpuut’s friends, the same night he took that first toke of marijuana.
9. Book: Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power by George Soros
Rajjpuut will NOT comment on Soros’ writing at this time as he intends to dedicate two individual blogs to discussing #9 and #8 on our list.
8. Book: The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered by George Soros
Rajjpuut will NOT comment on Soros’ writing at this time as he intends to dedicate two individual blogs to discussing #9 and #8 on our list.
7. Book: Untitled, Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler (sometimes called Mein Kampf II)
This book appeared to being headed for publication in 1929, but unfortunately it never was. “Unfortunately” we say, because perhaps this book would have been read in America and England and perhaps history might have changed for the better. Let’s talk briefly of this book’s predecessor . . . . The powerful evil of Mein Kampf written in 1924 in Landsberg am Lech Prison and published the next year -- despite being a blue print for the Nazi horrors that followed Hitler’s initial rise to power in January was largely ignored inside Germany and throughout the rest of the world. This second Hitler book was even more evil and yet it is virtually unknown. Hitler documented how after succeeding in Europe, the Third Reich would defeat the United States and institute Nazism around the world.
Among other things the world under the Nazis would be Jewless, Gypsyless, free from Slavic peoples, homosexuals, free of retarded folk, free of those with birth defects, free of cripples of all sorts, free of most “intellectuals,” free of Jehova’s Witnesses and many other religions, and eventually free of Non-Aryans period. Originally intended for general release, it was so revealing and so detailed of Der Fuehrer’s future plans that only a few copies were printed before Hitler and Nazi leaders decided to keep it under wraps.
Hitler’s second book is in many ways more important than Mein Kampf. Mein Kampf is cluttered with a great deal of highly unreliable testimony about Hitler's own past which appears to have been invented in some instances out of blue sky. This book is the Bible of Beneficial War. Hitler believed war was the single greatest achievement of mankind . . . a purifying force that had played and would always play the central role in human affairs.
In Hitler’s view modern capitalist world economies that augmented individual freedom had no future – zero, zip, nada. He expounded on Mein Kampf‘s theme that the answer to the economic development of Germany - rich in human potential, but poor in resources - was to seize land and raw materials from other people, so-called "living space" or “elbow room.” Darwin was right, man is no better than animals: the struggle for existence was the only reality for nations and races, and warfare expressed that struggle magnificently.
Much of the sequel detailed even more of what Hitler saw as the worldwide struggle against the Jews. It was the glory of Germany and of Nazism that they had the honor of eradicating the “Jewish Virus.” which he and his party had to lead. One of the main reasons Hitler returns to time and again saying “warfare as both natural and necessary,” is that with the raw naked power of Aryan soldiers they could CLEANSE the world of the evil Jews.
6. Book: Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (?)
This book, based upon several handfuls of notes and a collection of transcripts from interviews that Barack Obama taped in Africa, first brought this communist son of a communist father to the attention of the Democratic Party. In the 2nd link below Barak (YES, that IS correct spelling) Hussein Obama, Sr. discusses communism, socialism, and 100% taxes in an article written when his son was four years old . . . this is the dream the two of them share.
Obama had little hand in actually writing the book. His neighbor and friend in Chicago (Weather Underground 70’s bomber now grown respectable) Bill Ayers, wrote the book for him based loosely upon the notes and interviews with Ayers’ clever prose giving the book coherence and lucidity. The Communist poet and mentor to Barack, Jr., Frank Marshall is alluded to but not named. The words “communism” and communist are never mentioned . . . but Ayers the communist and Obama the communist know what they’re talking about, even as they gussy it up and hide its essence from the unaware among the rest of us. Without this book, published in 1995, Barack Obama who was an ACORN lawyer in 1995 and 1996 would have had zero political future . . . virtually all the Oval Office evil of the last 30 months never would have happened and the economy would be sailing along in a fine recovery right now.
5. Book: Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
Most people don’t know that the 13 million estimated concentration camp deaths (6 million of them Jewish) pales in significance to World War II’s total cost . . . . What more can be said about a book so evil it helped launch a war that killed an estimated 55 million people (25 million military and 30 million civilian deaths around the world). Too bad so few people took it seriously!
4. Book: Das Kapital by Karl Marx
The Bible of Communism was written by one of history’s greatest losers and malcontents. One has but to document 126 million democides (killing of a nation’s people by the STATE) under communist rule in the 20th Century to justify #4’s inclusion on our list. Still the Mao and Che t-shirts are popular all around the world. How quickly they forget!
3. Book: The Little Red Book by Mao Tsedong
In the case of most of the communist democides, war at least could be blamed for a lot of the loss of life. Not so with Chairman Mao. 65 million Chinese lost their lives because Mao was an ideologue pushing full-fledged communism upon his people despite the absolutely foreseeable cost. The Little Red Book (quotations from Mao about Chinese Communism) is worldwide the second best-seller behind the Bible.
2. Movie: An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
The great Greek Hippocrates gave the greatest advice ever written: “First do NO HARM.” He was talking about doctors, but he could just as well have been discussing politicians and scientists (or should we say, “pseudo-pscientists?”) or public policy makers of all ilk.
This movie about “Global Warming” won an Oscar and a Nobel Prize for Al Gore. It should have been titled “A Very Convenient Lie” for it not only won those awards but also almost made Gore the world’s first “Green Billionaire” -- if the U.S. Senate had been able to pass the carbon-trading “Cap and Trade” legislation already passed by the House of Representatives, Gore and about sixty of his cronies would have begun raking in a fortune under the auspices of the CCX (Chicago Climate eXchange). Gore would have become a multi-billionaire in a very short time. Instead the very liberal London Times was one of several European newspapers breaking the news about fraudulent science, fudged figures, struggles for political power and money by scientists with an agenda, deliberately leaving out the 350 year history of the Medieval Warm Period in climate computations . . . in a very sordid affair which has come to be known as “Climate Gate.”
Today in Europe, extremist environmentalists get a lot less respect than they do on this side of the Atlantic. Radicals with an agenda beyond real environmentalism pushing Global Warming nonsense in Europe are now called “mean greenies” and “watermelons” (green on the outside but pink or RED on the inside implying that the lies of global warming were just pretexts to pass legislation leading quickly to virtual totalitarian states). In the United States the cost of carbon-trading tax legislation would reach $10 Trillion yearly or 40% of the economy without producing a good or service. Since the entire real economy is worth only $15 Trillion that means that costs of all other goods and services would rise 67% with the profits going to Gore and his cronies ($10 TR/$15 TR = 67%). Nevertheless Gore and his buddy George Soros are still pushing global warming and carbon trading via the United Nations and Soros’ toady Barack Obama has pledged to comply with whatever programs the U.N. comes up with. He has also pledged a) to bankrupt the coal industry and b) to institute energy policies that “would necessarily make the cost of electricity skyrocket” . . . once the Cap and Trade laws failed Obama has sought to institute carbon trading, etc. via presidential fiat within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These links make it all clear:
1. Book: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Whatever was said about global warming pseudo-pscientific pshenanigans is true in spades about environmental “research” into products that keep humanity safe . . . such as DDT.
While the verdict is still out on Cap and Trade legislation, Ms. Carson has quietly passed Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy, the Cuban combo of Castro and Che Guevara, Pol Pot, Genghis Khan, Hitler, Stalin and Chairman Mao to move onto the throne as the all-time #1 mass murderer. She did it with her little science-FICTION book masquerading as real science: Silent Spring. Despite documenting no actual science, Ms. Carson was able to practically create the extremist wing of the environmental movement single-handedly; and to influence the American government and the United Nations to institute a worldwide ban on DDT, the most effective and most harmless insecticide ever created.
By 1972, deaths from just one tropical mosquito-borne disease, malaria, had dropped to 41,400 worldwide. Now and for virtually every single one of the 38 years since the DDT ban took effect malaria deaths stand at roughly 2.1 million yearly, not to mention the even greater number of surviving millions who will now spend every third day of their life suffering the ravages of malaria’s fever. All told, considering all the nine deadly tropical diseases dramatically reduced using DDT which are now running rampant, Ms. Carson has killed about 98 million people.
Rajjpuut has been told about a showman who purportedly would drink DDT as tea and also use it as salad dressing. The safety of the substance is seen in the fact that it was sprayed directly upon U.S. servicemen in World War II; and upon their clothing and tents; and that today many African nations are starting to avoid the DDT ban and use DDT again – their favorite way? They spray their huts inside and out three times yearly.
Despite Ms. Carson’s undocumented claims of testing, no human has ever been proved to have developed cancer from DDT exposure; no animals with fewer than six legs has ever been shown to have been harmed by DDT; and DDT has never been shown to actually make birds’ eggshells thinner: QED. But lack of DDT, definitely kills 2.1 million people a year.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,