Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Fighting Like the Flowers

Fighting the Sexual Revolution – is it Possible to?

In autumn last year I shared a platform with Judith Reisman, bought her book Sexual Sabotage, and reviewed it in the Winter 2011 issue of The Social Crediter, at . Later in the year Dr. Reisman addressed the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) in London: see
In her lectures, Dr  Reisman introduces a host of complex, inter-related issues, each of which requires study and thought. For the parents and grandparents of today, Judith Reisman’s work is essential reading, revealing as it does an alarming agenda which would otherwise pass us by.

However, so alarming is this information that it could leave us feeling helpless and disempowered. What, after all, can we personally, as individuals, do to protect youngsters from the onslaught to which they are currently subjected from infancy to adolescence?

Far from just happening, the sexual revolution has been deliberately engineered, backed by solid financial interests since the 1940s. A materialistic ‘brave new world’ is the result, where personal gratification over-rules not only morality, poetry and literature, but also all rights of citizenship and responsibilities of parenthood. Poetry is for sissies – real men play football, and expect sex on demand. We cannot fight this with a barrage of moral teaching, still less can we put the clock back. Rather, it is necessary to look in unexpected places for the signs of a new spring. Quietly, underneath it all, something is happening. Over the past century certain men and women have sown vital seeds for the future. If each individual seeks, they may well be surprised to find nuggets of pure gold.

In this quest I was reminded of the work of men and women who have faced challenges in amazing ways. For a random example, the autobiography of Lawrence D Hills, entitled Fighting Like the Flowers, makes reference to the scientific work of Henry Doubleday and Rachel Carson in challenging the pharmaceutical, military- industrial complex by presenting sane alternatives. We need to turn from action packed desperate reactions to the so-well-documented specific ills, ranging from 9/11 mysteries, through GM crops, sexual sabotage, nuclear and financial meltdowns, in order to see how individuals can enable the desert to bloom as in Sekem .

Peter Maurin, synthesiser of history, based his teachings on ‘Cult, Culture and Cultivation’ (see blog entry for Friday 2 December 11). Stanley Vishnewski explains:

“By Cult, Peter meant the Liturgical Cycle of the Church with its yearly cycle of festivals and ceremonials.
“By Culture, Peter meant the cultivation of the mind through the study of literature and the great classics.  
“By Cultivation Peter meant the return to the soil through the establishment of Community Life in a strongly individualistic society.”


  1. Henry Doubleday was NOT scientific! Doubleday's claim of 100 tons an acre from comfrey (Symphytum sp.) was entirely erroneous, based on extrapolation from one tiny plot to an acre, and a year, and never achieved in reality.

    L Hills uncritically repeats the "100 tons an acre" claim in his book on comfrey.

    L Hills was himself responsible for a fair number of pseudo-scientific, non-evidence based, statements. See the early journals of the HDRA; e.g. Hills on rotovating (result was claimed to be a doubling of the earthworm population, because they had all been cut in half); e.g. Hills on the Falkland Island's need for flightless bumblebees to pollinate their white clover (bumblebees with wings would get blown out to sea ...)

  2. Lawrence had little or know scientific training - but he never let that get in the way of his enthusiasm. My favourite memory from the early days of HDRA is the luminous watch story. It was a time of nuclear tests and nuclear worries. Someone asked LH what his new Research Association was doing about all this. And someone else told him that luminous watch dials were radio-active. So the next issue of the HDRA newsletter annunced that the RA would indeed investigate the effects of radiation on growth of veg:- Members were kindly requested to send in any old clocks and watches which had luminous dials. The watches would be strapped - dial inwards, of course - around the stems of test plants. I do not remember hearing of any results. And he never thought of asking members to look at their wrists.

  3. Well I dont know about all this. Just listened to BBC Gardeners Question time. They talked about LH and his initiative in saving old varieties. That grew and grew and eventually turned into the gene bank at Wellsbourne. And now Wellsbourne has just about gone down the tubes. Whereas down the road at Ryton on Dunsmore, HDRA is doing just fine.