Cantos of Ezra Pound.
With usura hath no man a house of good stone . . .
with usura, sin against nature . . .
Stonecutter is kept from his stone
weaver is kept from his loom . . .
Usura slayeth the child in the womb . . .
N.B. Usury: A charge for the use of purchasing power, levied
without regard to production; often without regard to the
possibilities of production. . . 1a
. . Said Paterson:
Hath benefit of interest on all
the moneys which it, the bank, creates out of nothing.
Said Mr. RothSchild, hell knows which Roth-schild
. . . "Very few people
"will understand this. Those who do will be occupied
"getting profits. The general public will probably not
"see it's against their interest."
. . . The bank makes it ex nihil
Denied by five thousand professors, will any
Jury convict 'um? . . .1b
. . .
debt when the Medici took the
throne was 5 million
And when they left was fourteen
And its interest ate up all the best income . . .1c
. . Stinkschuld's sin drawing vengeance, poor yitts paying
paying for a few big jews' vendetta on
. . . remarked Johnie Adams (the elder)
IGNORANCE, sheer ignorance ov the natr ov money
ignorance of credit and circulation.
Remarked Ben: better
keep out the jews
or yr/ grand children will curse
you . . .1d
EDWARD AYOUB'S CRITIQUE OF
POUND'S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
For an understanding of
the nature and roots of Judeophobia, see Schafer.
For an analysis of the "us" vs. "them" complex, see
Pagels. For a
general investigation of Anti-Semitism, see
philosophical utterances on Judaism, see
Buber. For a Jewish
human rights perspective, see
Simon Wiesenthal Center. For a comparative analysis of major
Italics in the original.
1 Ezra Pound
The Cantos of
Ezra Pound. Ezra
Pound, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1948, 1950, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1963,
1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971. The Estate of Ezra Pound,
1969, 1972. The Trustees of the Ezra Pound Literary Property
Trust, 1973, 1986. Vice Versa, 1942. Harcourt, Brace
& World, Inc., 1950. New York, NY: New Directions Publishing
XLV, at 229-230.
b Canto XLVI,
c Canto L, at 246.
d Canto LII, at 257.