Arthur Desmond "Ragnar Redbeard"
SAYINGS OF REDBEARD
By Arthur Desmond (Ragnar Redbeard)
“A chant of joy I raise
A high and holy song;
The race is to the swift,
The battle to the strong.”
Life is strife for every man,
For every sun of Thunder;
Then be a lion, not a lamb
And don’t be trampled under.
It’s “might against might” for ever,
(And great things still befall),
You get what you can conquer—
Hell’s blazes if you fall.
“Laws” and “rules” imposed on you
From days of old renown
Are not intended for your “good”
But for your crushing down.
Always think your own thought,
All other thoughts reject;
Learn to use your own brain
And boldly stand erect.
You can pray until you’re toothless,
And vote and whine and shout,
But the laws of life are ruthless,
And you shall find it out.
Hate for hate and ruth for ruth,
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth,
Scorn for scorn and smile for smile,
Love for love and guile for guile,
War for war and woe for woe,
Blood for blood and blow for blow.
You urge us to bless them,
Who plunder and cheat us;
To love and caress them,
Who hate and illtreat us.
Failure to seize subsistence,
Is proof that you are “unfit,”
And, toil for bare existence,
That, that is the “bottomless pit.”
Arthur Desmond (1859-1929).
In 1884 a failed local New Zealand politician. Later, in 1893 Desmond, the rebel unionist agitator had moved to Australia fighting on the barricades, and produced pamphlets and journals like HARD CASH, and The Standard Bearer.
After fleeing both law, and country, Desmond ends up in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. There he lived a life under many diffrent names. At one time he had an Advertisement Bureau, he was the store manager for a Candy & Ice Cream shop, (SER-VIS.) He sold, printed, imported, and published books through Thurland & Thurland, and The House of Gowrie under the pseudonyms Richard Thurland, and Gavin Gowrie. In 1904 he married the young Fredericka Woldt (1882-1913), and within a few years Fredericka gave birth to their son Arthur Konar Desmond (1906-1977).
Between ca 1908 and 1911 Arthur was in Canada, and under the name GERALD DESMOND (and variations to that name) he promoted Socialism as a member and organizer for The Socialist Party of Canada. During this time he published two small books, now available again through RAGNAR REDBEARD, Archive & Publisher.
By the end of 1920 up till his death in 1929, he sold books through his small book shop "Gold Coast Book Store," 1353 North Clark Street, Chicago.
Have you heard of the notorious book MIGHT IS RIGHT, written by Ragnar Redbeard? Well, Arthur Desmond using the nom de guerre Ragnar Redbeard wrote that thundering opus of Social Darwinism. Might is Right first came out as a small circular back in Australia in 1890. The first official edition was published in Chicago in 1896.
Learn more about Ragnar Redbeard and Might is Right at: WWW.RAGNARREDBEARD.COM
FREEMASONRY—"The Open Road To Damnation." The pamphlet is brilliantly written, is extremely aggressively vitriolic. It speaks of the hidden “Black Degrees” and the “Adoration of Satan.”
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Ragnar Redbeard's Might is Right ends thus: “Book II will be issued when circumstances demand it.”
Guess what, the 1903 novel Rival Caesars is Book II.
The story begins in the colonial days when Burr and Hamilton were both young men in New York and continue until after the fatal duel. It is supposed that both the “Rival Caesars” were members of a secret organization known as “The Iron Cross,” and in this way, as well as in some other respects, the story is given a suggestion of the weird and occult.
Rival Caesars is more than just a romance novel starring Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, it was cleverly put together as a recruiting tool for Arthur Desmond and his revolutionary dreams. From Rival Caesars introductory notes; “Therefore the readers of this book are expected to think between the lines. Nay, they are commanded so to do.” Readers were invited to correspond with the author... For the initiated “a recruiting tool for revolutionary dreams.”
YOU can get this “DON'T TREAD ON ME” 2022 edition NOW!
(Artwork by Walter J. Enright. Original text untouched)
All around the world flags are unfurled, they might be black, red, bloodstained or showing skulls and bones. Some even fly two triangles on them. Anarchy—The Coming Terror: Courage, Freedom, and Revolution, is a collection of events, essays, articles, and reports concerning Anarchists, Communists, Socialists, Unemployed, Politicians, Revolutionists, Workers, Governments, Prophets, Robbers, Unionists, Capitalists, Individualists, Rebels, Friends and foes.
From New Zealand, Australia, to Chicago and Portland, United States of America, we present historic works by; Arthur Desmond (Ragnar Redbeard), J. A. Andrews (A Handbook of Anarchy), John Dwyer (The Anarchist), Malfew Seklew, No. 7., The Active Service Brigade, Ringleader 27, Henry Lawson, and then some.