8602Schiller and the Robber Barons
- Jun 6, 2003
of the Robber Barons that Schiller made famous. Poor Schiller, such a
close friend to Goethe, almost like Pericles and Phidias were close
friends in Athens. Anyways, Schiller came from a family of Doctors
and naturally, instead of taking the radical path of revolutionary
poet and friend of Mephisto hunter, Croc Hunter, Dragon Slayer, Beast
Master -Goethe, Schiller's family thought that Schiller should have
become a Doctor as well. They slapped his wrist, but his Play, "The
Robber Barons" blew the doors off the public. Schiller had a small,
suffered from a small heart, it was far too tiny for the greatness of
his impulse. Goethe was blessed with powerful forces of Etheric life
because he had invested so much Etheric vision into his Phidias
incarnation as a sculptor. You need to think about these things.
Now we have a way, once again to look at the Robber Barons. According
to the post above, the link to the post above, we can extract this
quote and build something incredible on it.
"What conservatives are really arguing for is a return to the three
historic forms of tyranny that the Founders and Framers identified,
declared war against, and fought and died to keep out of our land.
Those tyrants were kings, theocrats, and noble feudal lords."
Giving the Power to declare War into the hands of a easily
manipulated President, George Bush - or for that matter, the even
worse potential of Pre-Emptive U.S. strikes- means that Congress
betrayed the American People and the Founding Fathers.
False Relgious Right now predominates as Christianity goes on a
Crusade to get "The Evil Doers". Another betrayal of the Founding
Fathers in a country that honors all forms of religion and freedom of
religion and freedom of persecution and freedom of speech were
protections of the American Experiment.
The American Experiment as a social contract that allows us to mature
to the level of a Threefold vision and penetrate with balanced moral
insight into the Rights Sphere... awaits at this point the link up to
the connection back to the Gods.. That is that Steiner's deed of the
Philosphy of Freedom, out of Weimar, is the deed that is the
capstone, the Eye of the I AM that is the much talked about God Eye
or Goethean Observation Eye that allows humanity to find their way
back to realm of the Gods and understand the true nature of the
Mystery of Golgotha. That mystery is only possible when anyone is
ready to approach it, but does not exclude any human being... there
is no human life form that is strictly out of the loop of anything
presented in "Occult Science an Outline" nobody is outside the loop.
But the kicker presently is the "Feudal System" Shadow. We have three
shadows of the Threefold life, which the founding Fathers strongly
attempted to 'gift' to any citizen who found their karma united with
the United States of America. No friggin King, bureaucrat or spoiled
little draft dodging MBA, "corporate cats paw" should have sole
ability to declare War... blame it on the idiots in Congress.
Superficial Religious maxims that have not even penetrated the moral
sphere of the Rights of Mankind, to dictate what is Christian to the
rest of the world is obscene. Finally there is the Feudal Lords of
the Corporate World. All of these Threefold shadows have grown into
living monsters before our eyes under the current Bush
I have talked in "Matrix Theory" post about the magnetic North and
the triangulation of thinking that places a heavy burden on the
objectivity of Rudolf Steiner and the higher navigation of the I Am.
But the case merely against the feudal system that has arisen and is
promoted is already beyond ugly and full of such foul venom and sacks
of extreme poison that we should have a toxic alert, we should have a
code orange alert from HOmeLand Security that would protect the world
from the toxic gas coming out of the current U.S. Government.
The Case of the Feudal Lords
Published on Thursday, June 5, 2003
The Enronization Of Public Policy
by Arianna Huffington
Has there ever been a clearer, more irrefutable example of our
political leaders' lack of a moral compass than the clandestine,
eleventh-hour elimination of a promised child tax credit for almost
12 million of America's poorest children?
It's a move that is so cold-hearted and so profoundly dishonorable
that it could only have been made by people who have lost all moral
A magnetic compass should always point north; a moral compass should
always point out what is moral -- and immoral. Heaping billions on
the rich while ensuring that one out of six American kids doesn't get
a penny is dead wrong.
But that's exactly what Congressional Republicans did -- and what
President Bush signed off on.
This is not a right/left issue. It's a right/wrong issue. But the
GOP's self-appointed morality czars have been deafeningly silent on
this bit of economic indecency. I guess Bill Bennett was too busy
shaking the hands of every one-armed bandit in Vegas to notice.
Adding to the obscenity is the fact that while the Congressional
hatchet men were hacking up the $3.5 billion child tax credit in the
name of keeping the total tax cut under $350 billion, they let stand
billions in corporate tax dodges and accounting cons, including the
use of offshore tax havens.
The White House labeled this particular piece of supply-side porn the
Jobs and Growth Act. I guess the Leave No Corporate Loophole Behind
Act didn't focus group as well.
The last few years have shown us what happens when an entire
subculture loses its moral compass: Enron, Tyco, Adelphia, WorldCom,
et al. And it's becoming increasingly clear that the current
administration has embraced the unethical ethos of the corporate
oligarchy from which so many of its members came -- and which all of
them continue to serve. The same inability to distinguish right from
wrong that characterized the corporate scandals is now dominating
It's the Enronization of Washington.
Want more proof? How about the unprecedented aircraft-leasing deal
currently being put together by the Pentagon and Boeing -- a plan
that uses the same kind of accounting sleight-of-hand popularized by
the gang at Enron. Here's how it works: instead of the Pentagon
buying the 100 new jets it wants to use as aerial refueling tankers
directly from Boeing, at an upfront cost of $138 million per plane, a
special-purpose entity created on Wall Street will purchase the
planes and lease them to the Air Force.
That way the Pentagon gets to acquire the planes without having to
dip into the Air Force's limited procurement budget, and Boeing gets
to reap billions in new military contracts without having to show the
debt associated with the shady deal on its balance sheet. It's an off-
the-books win-win deal for them both -- but a losing proposition for
taxpayers, who'll end up forking over an additional $8 billion to
cover the interest payments on the leases.
The sleazy new deal is being put together by the good bankers at
Citigroup -- the same outfit that helped Enron defraud shareholders
out of, what do you know, also $8 billion. Who says irony is dead?
Then there is the news that, in an effort to ensure the passage of
its cherished tax-cut plan, the Bush administration buried a highly
damaging study -- commissioned by its own Treasury department -- that
found that it would take either the permanent elimination of all
future federal discretionary spending or an immediate and permanent
tax hike of 66 percent to cover the upcoming retirement and
healthcare needs of aging baby boomers. You think that bombshell
might have put a little damper on Bush's tax cut orgy?
This is exactly the kind of skullduggery corrupt corporations used to
conceal potentially disastrous news from investors -- like Adelphia
hiding its $3.1 billion loans to the Rigas family in tiny footnotes
in an earnings filing.
Like many disgraced companies, the White House has proven adept at
playing fast and loose with the numbers in order to mislead
its "shareholders" -- the American people. Take the administration's
shifty use of "averages" to make it seem like the new tax cut
benefits everyone -- claiming that "91 million taxpayers will
receive, on average, a tax cut of $1,226," when, in fact, the
majority of households will receive a tax cut of $100 or less. Or the
way it used sure-to-be-repealed "sunset clauses" to make it seem as
if the president was reasonably settling for a $350 billion tax cut,
when the actual price tag on the new bill will be close to $1
It's the kind of economic book cooking that would do ol' Kenny Boy
It's time to expand the Right's definition of immorality beyond sex,
drugs, and rock and roll to include lying, cheating, and callous
indifference to those in need.
CEOs lying to investors to pad their own pockets is bad enough.
Political leaders lying to the American people to pad the pockets of
their big buck contributors is immoral -- and intolerable. "
Bradford Adds: Weimar-Steiner? (not even a mention)
With Goethe, Schiller, & Liszt in Weimar!
This is Weimar's Year in the Sun. It has been chosen as the Culture
City of Europe.
Other European cities have been so honored in previous years, but
they were major capitals like Berlin, Madrid, and Copenhagen.
Weimar, in German Thuringia, has long been a sleepy little provincial
town. Especially during the long years of the German Democratic
Republic, when it was almost impossible for West Germans to visit.
And extremely difficult for foreign journalists like your reporter.
But Weimar has a very special place in Europe's Cultural History.
Here, the reigning Duke, Carl August, engaged the great German poet,
playwright, and philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to run his
As well as to advise him on most other matters as well, including
investing in dollars and pounds sterling.
Goethe's great contemporary, Friedrich Schiller, was also a Writer-in-
Residence in Weimar. Nor were the talents of the remarkable Hungarian
pianist, composer, and lover, Franz Liszt, lacking.
...........There will also be social seminars and public discussions
of issues raised by the darker shadows of Weimar's and Germany's
The infamous Nazi Death Camp, Buchenwald, is only a short distance
from the Neo-Classical Mausoleum in which Goethe is buried. There
have recently been some questions about the body in the sarcophagus:
is it really that of the author of "Faust I & II"?
Not to worry. Goethe's remains were apparently carefully preserved
during the Communist Era. Only the bones now remain."
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