Jack London was one of the founders of The League for Industrial Democracy (LID), whose purpose was to extend democracy in all aspects of American life. During the Cold War, it was renamed the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID), had close ties to the CIA and had become anti-communist. Jack London was a supporter of social Darwinism, eugenics, Nietzschean philosophy and Jungian psychology. London has occasionally been cited by the Unitarian church as the epitome of rugged individualism that men should aspire to.
Charles Darwin was a Unitarian and author of “Origins of the Species.” His cousin Francis Galton studied heredity based on Darwin’s work and as a result, coined the word “eugenics”, the theory that selective breeding will improve the human race.
Norman Vincent Peale was a minister of the Lutheran church, politically conservative, and opposed the liberal and Catholic Jack Kennedy. He believed that as a Roman Catholic President Kennedy would align with the Vatican with respect to US foreign policy. He headed a group, which included Billy Graham, that held a secret meeting to discuss how to derail Kennedy’s election bid. Some of Peale’s associates were supporters of lynching, while others were against the Eisenhower-Khrushchev Paris peace summit. He was also friends with Nixon and Hoover.
None of these writers were incongruent with the IARF/Unitarian controlled Albert Schweitzer College and I had always believed Oswald chose those writers knowing they were favored by the institution, rather than because of personal admiration.
But it seems that assumption was wrong.
From The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union by Peter Savodnik
Peale always seemed the least likely of the three to be a favorite of an aspiring Marxist - but there you have it.
Now I had to find out who James Allen was.
And... he is one of the fathers of the self-improvement industry mastered by Peale.
The under-toad swimming below the sonar with these people, with the college in question, and with the religions around such colleges and movements - and indeed, most of the cold war assassinations, is the occult.
Peale himself is now understood to have plagiarized an occult writer for his output.
It is, after all, just a step from Peale's "power of Positive Thinking" to AMORC's Power to affect people/events remotely by using only the mind (and maybe one or two props).
But my main point is, you would be hard pressed to find a Marxist in the world reading those guys. Was Oswald playing a role, or was he a confused young man, or just a bit differently wired to most?
Australians don't mind criminals: It's successful bullshit artists we despise.
The Cold War ran on bullshit.
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Evica closes the book with a couple who emerged as character witnesses for the Paines during the Warren Commission inquiry: Frederick and Nancy Osborn. The Osborn family, including his father Frederick Sr., was significantly involved in the American eugenics movement whose intention was to "create a superior Nordic race." (p. 251) Frederick Sr. also worked with Allen Dulles in the organization of the National Committee for a Free Europe. (p. 254) The funding for this group eventually came from Frank Wisner's Office of Policy Coordination in the CIA. (p. 255) These were the connections of the friends of the kindly Quaker couple who befriended Lee and Marina.