Monday, February 5, 2007

Chapter 8, pages 231-234


Part 4
So far, I have been translating all of the narration in the book and leaving out the speech bubbles unless they are necessary for context or particularly interesting. The same is true of the pictures, which I only describe when they are quite shocking. The reason for doing so is that I think the pictures in the book are extremely off-putting. Images of Uncle Sam trapped in a Star of David, or the royalty of Europe prostrating themselves before a haughty enthroned Nathan Rothschild are so over the top that they provoke a strong reaction in the viewer. I really want to focus on the portion of the book that is unquestionably being presented as fact by Rhie Won-bok, and that would be the narration. This seems to me to be the most unambiguous and unquestionable way to bring attention to his glaring racism, antisemitism, and general poor scholarship.

On a related note, I am curious whether I should continue translating so much, or whether I should focus on the worst portions of the book. I think the whole narrative flow is quite interesting, but I also understand that posting everything robs the low points of some of their visceral punch. Any thoughts?

p231)
The first place that the Jews got a solid hold on the finance industry was Amsterdam. After the religious revolution religious groups being oppressed in their homelands were pushed there. Netherlands was open-minded towards Jews and Sefaradim chased from Spain came there. In the time of the English Revolution the Jews lent huge sums of war funding to Oliver Cromwell and so played a decisive role in his victory. At the chance of profit, Jews spread en masse into England. In 1688, Stewart King James the 2nd was forced out and William the 3rd of Orange, from the Netherlands, rose to the British crown. William was afraid that James had his eye on retaking the crown. He needed a massive amount of money and he consulted with Jewish merchants.
(Graphic shows William of Orange with a Jew)
Jew: "But you know nothing is free in this world. Instead of giving you this money at low interest, give me some rights equal in value to the money I've lent you."
William: "Be straight, you're asking for the right to mint money, right?"
Jew: "Oh, your highness, you've got a good head on your shoulders, that's just what I'm talking about."
William: "What's so tough about that." (maybe we could translate this as "No problem.")
Jew (thinks): "Stupid. He doesn't even know that national sovereignty is the power to coin money."

p232)
"The Jews who got permission in 1694 established the Bank of England.

"The Bank of England remained a private establishment until it was nationalized in 1946."

(Graphic shows a Jew in a yarmulke waving from behind an altar or box labeled "Bank of England" with a menorah standing on it)
This was the Jews' chance to grab England's financial power, and thus had the world's finances wrapped around their fingers (이를 계기로 유대인은 영국 내의 금융권을 장악, 세상을 그들의 뜻대로 좌지우지하였어).
Jews even occupied the chair of England's Prime Minister. Disraeli and Glad Stone (글래드 스톤 ) are representative of this.


"But it's not just England. All over Europe Jewish power, based on monetary power, began to get stronger."


Representatives of that power exhibit strong power world-wide to this day as financial dynasties. We can point to the Rothschild clan. The Rothschilds were a family of Jewish international financiers from Frankfurt. They were born in Germany and so this German Jewish name was pronounced "Rothschild' (로트 실트), but we now pronounce it in the British style. They are an ultra-wealthy Jewish clan that had all of Europe clasped in their hand via their money (전유럽을 돈으로 휘어잡은 거부 유대인 가문이지).


p233)
This family's leader, Mayer Amschel Rothschild was born in the Frankfurt ghetto. Rothschild started a bank with money he gathered from usurious loans (고리대금업으로 출발하여 거금을 모아 로트실트, 즉 로스차일드 은행을 설립하고 . . .). In London, Naples, Vienna, and other places he opened branches and sent his sons to them. After he constructed a connected financial network and exercised huge influence, getting close to each country's government and power elite. They even got ennobled in various countries, meddling deeply in their government. They took power on their back as today's world financial capital's basis was solidified by them.
In Europe whenever there was a big war the Rothschilds' money played an important role. European history was reversed depending on the direction their money flowed.
England's Nathan Rothschild decided the outcome of the Napoleonic War. Nathan Rothschild lent 100 million pounds to each country's government. He had them fight Napoleon, who was hostile to Jews.


p234)
After Napoleon escaped from Elba, when the decisive Battle of Waterloo began, Rothschild promised enormous sums of financing so Prussia and the other nations' volunteer armies could receive massive reinforcements. The greatly bolstered allied forces delivered a crushing defeat to Napoleon. Napoleon eventually came to ruin at the hands of the Jews (그는 결국 유대인에 의해 몰락한 셈이지).
(Graphic shows Star of David-clad hand holding a mallet and bopping Napoleon on the head)
Nathan Rothschild as a financier was the first person to perceive that information was important. When the Battle of Waterloo began he bought off the reporters. The British and allied forces won, but of course everyone in London heard the news that they had lost. London instantly went nuts (아수라장으로 돌변). In London's stock market, the stock prices plummeted 90%. Rothschild bought these stocks at the same price as sheets of toilet paper. He was able to snatch up 62% of the stocks being exchanged on the market. England's famous families went bankrupt and fell into poverty. They had no choice but to prostrate themselves before Nathan Rothschild, now England's greatest rich man.

1 comment:

j_matto said...

The imprtant thing is that whatever you work on, get it posted for all to see.

Let the racism, ignorance, etc. see the light of day, so to speak, following the proverb that sunlight is a powerful disinfectant.

Keep going!