The book is a first-person narrative of 16-year old Holden Caulfield, who, after getting kicked out of prep school in Pennsylvania, goes to New York and begins a self-indulgent episode that involves picking up a prostitute, getting beat up, getting drunk, getting lonely, visiting his younger sister, an old teacher, and wandering around the city.
Holden carries an alienated, negative and isolated outlook on life, seeing himself as an outsider, and criticizing things he sees as superficial, often using the word “phony”. This attitude is characteristic of some Jewish authors like J.D. Salinger, who feel like outsiders. Unfortunately this satanic “modern, alienated from God and man ” attitude has been spread widely.
Caulfield uses the word “goddamn” to express his frustration. He also has a fantasy of being a “catcher in the rye”, a sort of hero who protects children running around in a rye field on the edge of a cliff in case they wander too close – falling off symbolizes the evils of adulthood.
This fantasy is then rebuked by his admired English teacher. At the end of the book, he alludes to “getting sick” and living in a mental hospital.
EFFECT ON YOUTH
Holden’s disposition appeals to teenagers who don’t have a sense of identity and are trying to find one but don’t know where or how. It seems that this book plays on these feelings, leading them to self-destructive solutions, devoid of any sense of inner-wisdom or conscience.
Thinking back on when I read the book, it left me with a feeling of hopelessness, further deepening the illusion of separateness from other people. Holden’s nihilism is celebrated and justified as something normal which need not be questioned or corrected. I also think the first-person style of the book does a lot to reinforce these feelings, as the reader unconsciously identifies with Holden.
Simply put, it seems like a beginner’s manual for how to screw yourself up when you are too young to know any better. Or maybe it’s a “green light” for doing whatever you want and letting your ego completely take over – “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” as Crowley put it – let your mind and desire do what it wants and don’t worry about it! So why is it required reading in the schools?
I believe this book to be one of the major ways the Illuminati has been able to change people’s behavior (especially males) in the West, through its mandatory use in school curricula as well as incessant mentioning and glorification in the mass media (movies, books, music) over the many decades. A true case of psychological warfare and social engineering by way of the education system and mass media.
Just look at how much it’s been mentioned in the media! It sells 250,000 copies a year.
It is part of a massive covert attack on intrinsic human morality and values. I also believe it is being used as a programming “script” akin to Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz to program people in covert mind control operations (many people in Hollywood are such people) as well as to constantly reinforce the programming through its repeated appearances in the mass media.
I remember thinking “Why are we reading this?” in my high school English class and now I am beginning to understand why. I remember reading about how “The Catcher in the Rye” is Winona Ryder’s (Horowitz’s) favorite book and that she apparently owns every edition. Knowing about Ms. Ryder’s “adventurous” life, I thought it was interesting that her godfather was Timothy Leary (involved in CIA LSD experimentation), whom her parents were friends with. Also, Aldous Huxley’s wife were friends of her parents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winona_Ryder
USED FOR BRAINWASHING
“The Catcher in the Rye” had been used as a “mechanism of control” in the assassination of John Lennon, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. If you recall, both Hinkley and Chapman had the novel after their respective rampages. In fact, when the New York City police apprehended Chapman in the aftermath of Lennon’s assassination, he was sitting glassy-eyed and zombified, leaning against the Dakota Building, reading Salinger’s book.”
“Denazification of Germany” = Communist/NWO takeover, in my opinion. So, Salinger was an INTELLIGENCE operative, interrogating (or maybe programming?) captured Nazis.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.