Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the many facets of Fool Killer lore. FOR PART ONE, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT, CLICK HERE
PART TWENTY-EIGHT – Here is a look at some of the Fool Killer’s targets from James L Pearson’s January of 1921 issue of The Fool-Killer. New imagery invoked was of the Fool Killer sitting on a high hill picking off fools as the world traveled around him. (A very odd quasi-Axis Mundi)
** Dr Frank Crane. Pearson and his Fool Killer found Crane to be too sweet and sugary with his “inspirational” writings. The Fool Killer compared him to molasses. If Crane was writing in later decades it’s a safe bet his work would have been part of “Oprah’s Book Club.”
** An unnamed writer for one of the “plute (plutocrat) publications” who published an article called Bulk Opinion. The writer claimed that “bulk opinion” favored everything the writer supported and rejected everything the reporter disapproved of. This writer was apparently using the vague term bulk opinion the way some people today claim to be on “the right side of history.” (LMAO)
** William Wirt Gilmer, Governor of the American possession Guam. Gilmer had recently invited ridicule by banning whistling, sort of the way modern-day SJW fools try to ban clapping (“use jazz-hands instead”) and the “ok” sign (“a symbol of white supremacy”).
** The “wolves of Wall Street” as such bloated rich pigs were called at the time.
** The publishers of Present Truth Messenger, a Florida religious magazine which claimed that Jews were the eternal “cast-offs” of the world.
** John Spargo, a formerly Socialist writer who had “turned plutocrat” after becoming wealthy. Pearson and his Fool Killer regarded Spargo as a phony “voice of the working man” who actually pandered to the moneyed powers. Like today’s phony Michael Moore, who pretends to speak for the working class and the poor but is actually despised by the working class and the poor. Many wealthy and comfortable Democrats still delude themselves that Moore speaks for the working class.
** People who believed the bizarre story claiming that in Georgia only one woman had voted the previous November. (The 1920 election was the first election in which women could vote.)
** Henry Ford and his Dearborn Independent newspaper, for insisting Jews were secretly running the country through their money and influence. Hey, Henry Ford was a forerunner of people like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib!
** The Preachers of “Churchianity” as Pearson called the mass of religious authorities who seemed more interested in money than anything else.
As I always say, it’s fascinating to read this old publication and its odd mix of viewpoints – even the ones you disagree with.
FOR PART TWENTY-NINE CLICK HERE
I WILL EXAMINE MORE FOOL KILLER LORE SOON. KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR UPDATES.
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