Monday, 1 December 2014

The Great Gatsby is "chick lit" disguised as literature


Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy Buchanan, the novel's principal woman character, says:

"Civilization’s going to pieces,” broke out Tom violently. “I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read “The Rise of the Colored Empires’ by this man Goddard?" "Why no,” I answered, rather surprised by his tone." "Well, it’s a fine book, and everybody ought to read it. The idea is if we don’t look out the white race will be — will be utterly submerged. It’s all scientific stuff; it’s been proved." "Tom’s getting very profound,” said Daisy, with an expression of unthoughtful sadness. “He reads deep books with long words in them. What was that word we — " "Well these books are all scientific,” insisted Tom, glancing at her impatiently. “This fellow has worked out the whole thing. It’s up to us, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things." "We’ve got to beat them down," whispered Daisy, winking ferociously toward the fervent sun. “You ought to live in California —” began Miss Baker, but Tom interrupted her by shifting heavily in his chair. “This idea is that we’re Nordics. I am, and you are, and you are, and —” After an infinitesimal hesitation he included Daisy with a slight nod, and she winked at me again. “ — And we’ve produced all the things that go to make civilization — oh, science and art, and all that. Do you see?” There was something pathetic in his concentration, as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more.

Goddard was really STODDARD

‘Stoddard argued that race and heredity were the guiding factors of history and civilization and that the elimination or absorption of the "white" race by "colored" races would result in the destruction of Western civilization.

Some predictions made in The Rising Tide of Color were accurate; others were not. Accurate ones — not all of which were original to Stoddard or predicated on white supremacy — include Japan's rise as a major power; a war between Japan and the USA; a second war in Europe; the overthrowing of European colonial empires in Africa and Asia; the mass migration of non-white peoples to white countries; and the rise of Islam as a threat to the West because of Muslim religious fanaticism (Stoddard was an Islamic scholar and published the book, The New World of Islam in 1921.)

In The Revolt Against Civilization (1922), Stoddard put forward the theory that civilization places a growing burden on individuals, leading to a growing underclass of individuals who cannot keep up and a 'ground-swell of revolt'. Stoddard advocated immigration restriction and birth control legislation in order to reduce the numbers of the underclass while promoting the growth of the middle and upper classes. He believed social progress was impossible unless it was guided by a "neo-aristocracy" made up of the most capable individuals and reconciled with the findings of science rather than based on abstract idealism and egalitarianism.’

Read Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or see the movie, and you will have an idea who the enemy within is.

After reading Simon Sheppard's Sex and Power you will know exactly what the problem is. The rotten apple referred to in the film that was at right at the top of the tree was the wife of a senior intelligence officer.

How strange that men can watch a film that only men are expected to like and not get any of the subtle references.

The point is that Smiley's wife fucked the mole and caused all that trouble, death and mayhem. At the end of the movie you saw him stroking her head when he should have given her a clout.

As for GATSBY, it seems men who have read it are blind to the fact that Daisy Buchanan was really the very worst kind of woman - an adulteress, a mother who wanted her daughter to grow up to become a "beautiful fool", who caused so many deaths, and no man passes any comment about her except me.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

The Victorians would call this sort of a woman a SIREN.

British men would mostly be OK about having a wife like Daisy Buchanan or Smiley's. Indeed, most of them can't see anything wrong with any of this at all, as long as the sex is good, even as they continue blaming the coloured races, Jews, Catholics, Muslims etc for their decline and fall.

a French phrase which literally means "look for the woman." The implication is that a man behaves out of character or in an otherwise inexplicable manner because he is trying to cover up an affair with a woman, or trying to impress or gain favor with a woman.

The Trojan War was about a man getting his adulterous wife back.  Read The Trojan Women by Euripides to see how Helen gets away with all the trouble she caused. She takes no responsibility whatsoever. As for stoning women to death for adultery, it is interesting to know that this idea does not come from the Koran or even solely from the Bible, but from the Greeks. This was what Hecabe, widow of Priam, King of Troy, proposed should happen to adulterous women, especially Helen.  

This is how women can cause collective neurosis in men. It becomes very dangerous when this collective neurosis affects men in positions of power and influence.

In the film of TINKER TAILOR Ann was seductive and powerful. In both versions of GATSBY, Daisy was simply insufferable.

Fitzgerald got the story of Gatsby from a newspaper report of a similar tragedy, so it was based on a true story.

Perhaps Le Carre was trying to make a point. Perhaps Fitzgerald was too, but without even knowing it.

Fitzgerald married an upper class woman who was a siren with mental health issues.

Fitzgerald praises Gatsby though. He even eulogises him for having "the quality of hope". Disgusting. But then it is libtard feelgood CRAP that most women love so much.

Women of course love that novel. They fantasise about some rich and powerful man who could have it all destroying himself over them.

Perhaps that explains its great popularity. It is really shit chick lit disguised as literature. Fitzgerald was also a DRUNK.

Women are now mostly in charge and senior men in positions of power and influence defer to women they find attractive unthinkingly and unquestioningly, however rotten their morals,.  For to question this practice would be to admit that they had been wrong all their lives to promote Free Love and even  now say that it is all harmless, innocent joyous fun because they are all right, Jack. If they can get away with going to their graves without being caught out or having to recant, that is precisely what they intend to do. Sadly, Naim Attallah is one of these many men in a position of influence. I am sure commercial considerations also apply.


would sell much much better than

Photo of 'Sex and Power' front cover
Click to order Simon Sheppard's Sex and Power

Feminists seize publishing

The Bhagavad Gita:

"Out of the corruption of women proceeds the corruption of races; out of the corruption of races, the loss of memory; out of the loss of memory, the loss of understanding, and out of this all evil." 

Feminazi laws to end British tradition of pantos at Christmas

The incestuous nature of British book publishing and the inevitability of feminist censorship

Interestingly, the only novelist of any talent in Bron's family is Bron's wife IMHO.

I have today ordered The Gossips and The House from Amazon. Her latest I may just leave till it comes out in paperback. What I love about them is the pellucid prose, and the fact that there is always a moral to her stories. I remember complaining bitterly to Bron about his relations just writing any old rubbish cobbled together from their lives and still managing to get published. I do have all Bron's novels but I have to be honest and say I didn't think they were much cop either. Turbulent Decade was what made me fall in love with him.

I don't imagine that I will be receiving a review copy of Daisy Waugh's latest book, which has been compared to The Great Gatsby.


JK said...

Daisy is supposed to be insufferable: a moneyed flibbertigibbet in whom Gatsby invests mistakenly his aspirations. If there is a tragedy here it is the tragedy of a nation that pursues illusory goals with relentless energy.

SA said...

Worth remembering that all the famous traitors, the Cambridge Five etc were products of the very upper classes that were supposed to be the guiding lights. The traitors are at the top not the bottom.

It is the inbred upper classes and aristocracy that are the most corrupt and degenerate.

Claire Khaw said...

Homosexual too.

SA said...

How do run an empire without an underclass? Will the middle and upper classes dig the coal, build the ships?

JK said...

Unfortunately of course they forgot their class loyalties and thought they could trifle with international socialism - with far from hilarious consequences for all concerned.

Jeff Marshall said...

Gatsby had nothing to do with the upper classes and they wanted nothing to do with him. He was a successful bootlegger who tried to reinvent himself as upper class but didn't really succeed. The novel is more about him than Daisy.

Jeff Marshall said...

The rotten apple in Tinker Tailor isn't Smiley's wife. It’s Bill Haydon, the well-placed mole with whom she had an affair. Its significance to Smiley is that it forces him to suppress a jealous emotion that he might be expected to feel. He doesn't want to find himself overly distracted by emotion when trying to identify the traitor.

As for Gatsby he is surprisingly sentimental about the upper classes for a bootlegger. You would expect a self-made criminal to know better. An implausible novel.

And - reprehensible though Daisy turns out to be - it is nevertheless true that her husband, Tom, is a serial adulterer, far worse than she is - and she knows it.

All she does on the adultery front is get back together briefly with Gatsby.

Claire Khaw said...

I guess I missed the bit about Tom Buchanan being a serial adulterer.