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HATED AND FEARED BY THE ROMAN HIERARCHY
(Some Pointed Paragraphs, the Which Was Scribbled to Scan)
EVERY SHOT A BULLSEYE
A big eighty-page book full of pictures that puncture popery, and point a moral concerning Rome in American politics.
Red-hot cartoons sandwiched with pointed paragraphs and pertinent poetry.
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Fater Tom and The Pope
by Sir Samuel Ferguson, keeper of the Irish Records. This charming little book is quite a literary gem, a burning satire, easily surpassing “Mr. Dooley.” In fact it is almost Rabelaisean in its rollicking hilarious humor.
This book is intended as both a warning and a prediction.
Ragnar Redbeard's Might is Right ends thus: “Book II will be issued when circumstances demand it.”
Guess what, the 1903 novel Rival Caesars is Book II.
The story begins in the colonial days, when Burr and Hamilton were both young men in New York and continue until after the fatal duel. It is supposed that both the “Rival Caesars” were members of a secret organization known as “The Iron Cross,” and in this way, as well as in some other respects, the story is given suggestion of the weird and occult.
Rival Caesars is more than just a romantic novel starring Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, it was cleverly put together as a recruiting tool for Arthur Desmond and his revolutionary dreams. From Rival Caesars introductory notes; “Therefore the readers of this book are expected to think between the lines. Nay, they are commanded so to do.” Readers were invited to correspond with the author... For the initiated “a recruiting tool for revolutionary dreams.”
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(Artwork by Walter J. Enright. Original text untouched)
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In his work, Mr. Watson takes up, one by one, each of the propositions of Karl Marx, and discusses them fully and fairly.
He also analyses the great book of Herr Bebel, the world-leader of Socialism, “Woman Under Socialism.”
Mr. Watson cites standard historical works to prove that Bebel, Marx and other Socialist leaders are altogether wrong about,
The Origin of Prosperity,
The rise of the Marital relation,
The Cause of the inequality of Wealth, etc.
Mr. Watson demonstrates that Socialism—as taught by Marx, Bebel, LaSalle, Engel, etc.— would annihilate
Individuality and personal liberty,
Home-life as we know it,
The Marital relation, with its protection to women, and finally
RELIGION OF ALL KINDS.
Mr. Watson proves that SPECIAL PRIVILAGE intrenched in law and in government, is now, and always has been, the Great Enemy of the Human race.
• WHY DO THE UNGODLY PROSPER?
• IS MIGHT RIGHT?
• CAN THE POOR BE SAVED BY THE PITY OF THE RICH?
Redbeard Versus Tolstoy
This brutally outspoken egoist publication includes essays and works by Lord Erwin McCall (John Basil Barnhill), Malfew Seklew, Ragnar Redbeard.
One of the most remarkable books ever written. The author, a man of wealth and high social position, and who writes under a nom de plume, “Edmund Boisgilbert, M.D,” presents, in a wonderfully fascinating and startlingly original work of fiction, a profound study of present sociological conditions, and follows these conditions out to what he believes will be their inevitable result. First published in 1890.
A dangerously revolutionary futuristic novel with a dystopian theme in a New York setting.
The book is luridly fascinating. 1988, New York, the scene of the story, is an earthly heaven, where man (or rather, capitalism) has brought nature under foot, and chained science to his car as a slave. Airships scour the atmosphere. Electricity threads the earth. Money is the only god, and human brotherhood has perished from off the face of the earth. One-seventh of the entire population riot in soulless luxury. The great bulk of the people lead and live the lives of brutes lower than the beasts that perish. Then comes the inevitable crash. Civilisation in the twentieth century totters over the brink of Tophet, and falls into an abyss of chaotic Sheol, in which all art, science, beauty and loveliness perish together. The French Revolution is a child’s dream compared to the horrors conjured up by the writer of Caesar’s Column. The outlook for humanity for thousands of years afterwards is blacker than midnight. To-day the ignorant mob triumphs over the brutal plutocracy. To-morrow it will starve. The day after it will devour its own flesh and blood; and civil government of the rudest kind will take long, long centuries to re-establish itself.
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Crime and Punishment” is the greatest of Dostoevsky’s novels, and those who have not read it can have only an incomplete idea of the author’s genius. A great critic of Russian literature, whose affection for Turgenev never allowed him to do more than strict justice to a rival’s work, once declared that this book was the most perfect study in criminal psychology since Shakespeare wrote “Macbeth.” The story is quite simple. A certain student named Raskolnikov is living in miserable poverty. His head is as full of ambitions as his pockets are empty of roubles, and he is constantly chafed by the thought of an old hag who keeps a pawnshop where he has now and then raised a little money. The horrible idea of murder for the sake of coin comes to him, but at first he resists it. His whole nature revolts against any act of cruelty, but a number of small circumstances combine to make it seem that the crime is inevitable. In a tavern he hears a discussion of which the gist is that in a world where young lives are often wasted for lack of help those who abuse their riches should be destroyed. A letter suddenly tells him that his sister is hastening into a miserable marriage simply on account of his family’s penury. Another chance conversation reveals how easily the old woman’s death could be compassed.
By Robert Edwards
Written anonymously and first published in 1922, is perhaps the most prominent anti-Hollywood polemic published during this turbulent time in film history.
The author (later identified as former PHOTOPLAY editor Edward Roberts) takes us on a guided tour through the seedy, disreputable, thoroughly indecent underworld that lurks beneath Hollywood's glistening, glamorous facade. It is a sensational work of moral alarmism that gives us a wild, untamed, unapologetically lurid account of Hollywood's dark side.
All around the world flags are unfurled, they might be black, red, bloodstained or showing skulls and bones. Some even fly two triangles on them. Anarchy—The Coming Terror: Courage, Freedom, and Revolution, is a collection of events, essays, articles, and reports concerning Anarchists, Communists, Socialists, Unemployed, Politicians, Revolutionists, Workers, Governments, Prophets, Robbers, Unionists, Capitalists, Individualists, Rebels, Friends and foes.
From New Zealand, Australia, to Chicago and Portland, United States of America, we present historic works by; Arthur Desmond (Ragnar Redbeard), J. A. Andrews (A Handbook of Anarchy), John Dwyer (The Anarchist), Malfew Seklew, No. 7., The Active Service Brigade, Ringleader 27, Henry Lawson, and then some.
By Stefan Von kotze
Australasian colonial observations including;
*PAPUA DIABOLI. (*Ragnar Redbeard used the last phrase, his own altered version on the cover to his Women and War.)
THE DEATH OF GOD.
THE EVOLUTION OF GOD.
Stefan Von Kotze was born in Germany in 1869 and died in 1909. He was a frequent contributor to THE BULLETIN and other journals both in Australia and abroad in the ’nineties. He wrote in both German and English, and A. G. Stephen said of him that he envied Daley’s facility, as it took him days to write a poem. Much of his work was published during his lifetime in Germany in book-form, and not translated or available in English until years later. He was a keen observer with a sense of humor, and his stories are interesting as showing the impact of the Australian bush and bush-life on Continental Europeans.
FREEMASONRY—"The Open Road To Damnation." The pamphlet is brilliantly written, is extremely aggressively vitriolic. It speaks of the hidden “Black Degrees” and the “Adoration of Satan.”
Stunning articles about the labor movement, unpublished poetry, and historic Maori translations. Caricature depictions accompanied by writings which caused its author to be accused of plagiarism.
In June 1890 Arthur Desmond got his article “Christ as a Social Reformer,” published in “Zealandia,” a Dunedin magazine. The article quickly became popular and in October he arranged for it to be printed as a pamphlet by Mr. Arthur Cleave, of Vulcan lane. Presented here for the first time since then is Arthur Desmond’s accused article followed by Mr. Van Deusen’s article “Ecclesiastical Christianity versus Jesus.” "Writings in Red" is a collection of Desmond’s writings, poetry, and correspondence. All his published works in Zealandia. His Union and strike articles. Critiques and controversy between the years 1889-1891.
“The author treats the subject in a style that is new to many in this city. He looks upon Christ as a great Hebrew Reformer, who was murdered because he upheld and defended the cause of the poor. The Tribune recommends this pamphlet to its readers.” —The Tribune
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