by A. Hammond Ryhe for CPW News Services
In the 1930's the rise of Nazi Fascism in Germany was, according to Edwin Black, author of The Transfer Agreement and War Against the Weak, encouraged and supported by key U.S. business magnates who embraced Fascism world-wide. This was the same group that General Smedley Darlington Butler exposed as leaders of the U.S. "business plot" to overthrow Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"At the same time you have the fascist Satanist, Aleister Crowley, receiving notoriety in the U.S. with followers like Hollywood starlet, Jane Wolfe, U.S. rocket expert, Jack Parsons, Grady McMurtry and later the U.S. Army's psychological warfare expert, Col. Michael Aquino, embracing the gnostic traditions and mumbo jumbo of Crowley's bizarre rituals and dogma. Crowley said quite famously "Before Hitler was, I am."
Betty "Thelema" Bottoms of Lake Placid, New York was a life-long follower of Crowley until she realized that one of his little disciples, Leah Hirsiq, had committed suicide after being prompted by Crowley to copulate with a goat at his Temple of Thelema in Cefalu, Sicily. "When little Leah found that the goat couldn't perform during the Gnostic Mass she took it as a severe blow to her ego and committed suicide. When Mussolini kicked Crowley out of Nazi Italy Crowley took it as a badge of honor. As the self-professed "Master", "Beast" and "666", Crowley's influence did not stop in Italy, but he continued to promulgate his views from the United States where the average Joe Schmoe has no idea that his disciples are still running around chasing goat gonads," said Barry Bottoms, Betty's grandson from Boston, Massachusetts. "You can see why it shakes the beejeebies out of normal Americans to learn that their U.S. Navy SEAL headquarters building in San Diego is shaped like a swastika or that GWB's father's office is in a building shared by the Thyssen Company," said Bottoms.