Thursday, May 8, 2008

His Highness, Baron Alphonse Rothschild, deigns to speak to you rabble

You damned wage slaves are always pissing and moaning about something. If you're not bitching about working 60 or so hours per week w/o overtime, you're complaining about not having a safe workplace.

Or moaning about not having any benefits.... or being paid too little.... yadda, yadda, yadda.

Hey, we super-rich have problems too, you know. Why, do you know how much it costs to buy a private jet these days?? Huh? Huh???

Or how much it costs for upkeep and maintenance on several mansions and assorted ski condos and South Seas beach homes? Well, do you?

Don't look at me like that, you imbecile.

Not to mention finding decent help to staff those places, who are happy and willing to work for nickels and dimes, and to bow and scrape anytime one of us landed gentry walk by. Do you realize how difficult it is to find serfs of quality?

And have you checked the prices of foie gras or an 1897 bottle of Dom PĂ©rignon lately? I thought not.

And don't even get me started on how much it costs to buy off corrupt politicians these days, the horrors of it all. And most of that payola isn't tax-deductible, heavens.

So, shut up, eat your mush and quiet down that sick child, his wailing is giving me a headache.

The name Rothschild is still used as a synonym for extreme wealth in Israel. In the Hebrew language version of the song "If I Were a Rich Man", the title line goes 'lu ha'yiti Rothschild, literally if I were a Rothschild. Similarly the Yiddish version is ven ich bin a Rothschild, meaning the same thing.


The Baron Does Not Believe a Crisis Is At Hand and Thinks the Laboring Man Is Content With Things As They Are

Chicago Tribune Sept. 15, 1892

Paris, Sept. 14. SPECIAL CABLE - FIGARO published today a special interview with Baron Alphonso Rothschild on the so-called social and economic crisis of the present. Baron Rothschild preluded his remarks with the declaration that there was neither a social nor an economic crisis, as alarmists in all countries were pretending.

There had been monetary crises, resulting in unfortunate failures, as for instance, the collapse of the Barings, but the general situation in Europe had remained unchanged by them. The business world at present was far from being in a bad condition.

"I do not believe the so-called Labor Movement", Baron Rothschild continued, "I am confident that the workingmen generally speaking are satisfied with their condition, and have neither cause nor desire to complain. They are, I am convinced, indifferent to Socialism. To be sure, some agitators make plenty of noise, but that amounts to nothing. They do not influence the honest and reasonable workmen. In considering the so-called labor movement it is necessary however to distinguish good bad workmen. Only the idle, good-for-nothing desire the eight-hour day. Serious men, fathers of families, work as long as they think necessary for their own and for their children's needs. There is too much loose talk nowadays about the danger of so much capital in the hands of a few men. This is all rubbish. Some men are richer; others are poorer; tomorrow this is all changed by vicissitudes which nobody can control. It is money which circulates, that fructifies, and money circulates with the same risk to all. It is money which one lends in confidence for so-called good things which do not always turn out to be good. All that applies to the great as well as to the small venturer. Frighten and threaten capital and it vanishes. Capital is like water. Grasp it violently, and it slips through your fingers; treat it gently, dig a canal in which to lead it, and it runs wherever you will."

"Capital is a country's fortune. It represents the energy, intelligence, thrift and labor of the people. Capital is labor. Apart from unhappy exceptions which seem to be unavoidable, each shares in the capital according to his intelligence, energy and work accomplished. If a workman is dissatisfied with his share, he may strike. It is unjust to compare a man with capital and intelligence, organization faculties, invention and knowledge with any gross, brutal workman who applies to his work only the unintelligent work of his hands."

In conclusion, Baron Rothschild said that the war on capital was brutal and baneful, and that anti-Semitism was brutal and irrational.

To see the New York Times story on the Baron's comments, click here Story is a small PDF file.

As for the Baron's admonishment that so much capital is so few hands wasn't a worry, he didn't have to worry, since he and his family were able to make a fair amount of coin off the U.S. financial crisis that was gripping the nation.

It was called the Panic of 1893 and some argue that it was as bad as the Great Depression of the 1930's.

Hundreds and hundreds of banks failed, due in no small part to a speculative bubble blown up by financial sharpies over-investing in the railroad business. Not unlike the bubble of the late 1990's or the mortgage backed securities bubble of now.

European investors--fellow Rothschilds?--only took payment in gold, further weakening the US gold reserve and dropping the US dollar's value!

Sound familiar?

Interested in reading more about the Rothschild's without whom the racist and Apartheid State of Israel would not exist?

Click here for more info


The Rothschilds were supporters of the State of Israel, and Baron Edmond James de Rothschild was a patron of the first settlement in Palestine at Rishon-LeZion. In 1917 Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild was the addressee of the Balfour Declaration, which committed the British government to the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.

James A. de Rothschild financed the Knesset building as a gift to the State of Israel.

The Supreme Court of Israel was donated to Israel by Dorothy de Rothschild. [3] Outside the President's Chamber is displayed the letter Ms Rothschild wrote to Prime Minister Shimon Peres expressing her intention to donate a new building for the Supreme Court.

1 comment:

Ardent said...

I enjoyed reading the Baron Rothschild speech.

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