Saturday, October 29, 2011
The heir to the British throne says he is related to Vlad the Impaler, the cruel 15th-Century Romanian warlord who helped inspire Bram Stoker's 1897 vampire novel "Dracula." more...
Prince Charles recently claimed to be a descendant of Vlad Tepes, the Romanian prince who is most recognized for overseeing the impalements of not only colossal numbers of invading Ottoman Turks but also many thousands of his own people, with a particular focus on women who committed adultery. Maybe David Icke was right about the royal family after all! ;) Queen Elizabeth's alleged involvement in the recent Mohawk nation genocide does seem to give some credence to the thought.
also related, via The Metro:
British royals 'used to be cannibals dining on human flesh'
The British royal family have been firmly in the limelight recently, with the nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton making headline news around the world. But now a new reason has emerged why the royals might be a particularly interesting subject, with the revelation that they used to dine on human flesh. According to a new book on medicinal cannibalism, written by University of Durham academic Dr Richard Sugg, well-off and well-educated Brits used to eat human flesh, blood and bones as medicine. This practice apparently took place in other parts of Europe as well up until the end of the 18th century. While referring to the barbarity of cannibals in the New World, royals hypocritically applied, drank or wore powdered Egyptian mummy, as well as human fat, flesh, bone and even brains. Dr Sugg suggests one cure for nosebleeds used by the upper class was moss taken from the skulls of dead soldiers. The academic, from the university's English Studies department, argues strongly that the Europeans were the real cannibals of the world.more...:
Normally I try to avoid posting photos from tabloids but it's hard not to in this case because Prince Harry's Nazi uniform, which he wore to a Native people-themed costume party, is a little questionable considering his own family's involvement in enacting genocide and mass slavery in the Congo.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
by Anthony Gregory, October 28, 2011
When I was a child in Reagan’s America, a common theme in Cold War rhetoric was that the Soviets tortured people and detained them without cause, extracted phony confessions through cruel violence, did the unspeakable to detainees who were helpless against the full, heartless weight of the communist state. It was torture as much as any evil that differentiated the bad guys, the commies, from the good guys, the American people and their government. However imperfect the U.S. system was, it had civilized standards rejected by the enemy.
In April 2004, the world was shocked to see photos exposing the torment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, one of Saddam Hussein’s most infamous prisons, which was taken over and used by the United States in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Well, most of the world was shocked. Some, mostly conservative commentators, dismissed or defended the barbarity, even comparing it to frat-boy hazing. Others were disgusted but shrugged it off as the work of a few bad apples, not something that should draw judgment down on the whole of U.S. policy and the brave men and women in uniform....We have actually come to the point where the rhetoric of Reagan’s day no longer holds: American exceptionalists and conservatives no longer claim emphatically that the United States does not and never will torture, as they did before (however disingenuously). An AP poll in June 2009 found that 52 percent of Americans thought torture was justified in some situations — up from only 38 percent in 2005. In Obama’s America, torture is now normalized.
But Americans should recoil from torture absolutely, should recognize it is not an anomaly of the Bush war in Iraq but a practice with decades of U.S. precedent, should understand that responsibility for the Bush-era torture went all the way to the top, should know that domestic and international laws were unambiguously violated in the war on terrorism, should understand and oppose torture even when it’s “only” psychological or used against domestic criminal convicts, and should recognize that Obama has not put a stop to the abuse. A single book will offer a crash course in all these elements of the U.S. torture state: The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, a remarkable and multidisciplinary collection of chapters by scholars, lawyers, and journalists, all compiled by Marjorie Cohn, past president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Not just Bush
It is crucial to recognize that torture is not a new policy that began with George W. Bush’s war on terrorism. Despite the Cold War rhetoric, the U.S. government has been responsible for torture for decades, particularly in Latin America. The preface to the book is written by Dianna Ortiz, a nun who was raped, burnt, beaten, and otherwise tortured in Guatemala in 1989, all under the auspices of a U.S. commander, she is sure. There is no reason to doubt her. A chapter by Bill Quigley surveys the legacy of the School of the Americas (SOA), a U.S. Army installation with origins in Panama in 1946 that was moved to Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1984 and renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) in 2001. “Together these schools have trained more than 60,000 members of the military from 22 Central and South American countries.”
Students were trained in “the systematic use of torture and executions to neutralize dissidents.” In 1996 the Pentagon admitted using torture training manuals in the SOA. The manuals “were based on materials used in the Vietnam War in the 1960s.”
Some of the worst graduates include Bolivian Gen. Hugo Banzer, who seized the country in a violent coup in 1971; the dictator of Guatemala, Gen. Romeo Lucas Garcia, who is implicated in “5,000 political murders and up to 25,000 civilian deaths”; Panama’s famed dictator, Manuel Noriega; and “most of the Chilean military who overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973.”
El Salvador was probably the scene of most of this U.S.-sponsored barbarity. American support for the death squads is the focus of Terry Lynn Karl’s chapter. The Reagan administration repeatedly defended the regime in El Salvador, despite its outright murder of moderate reformers, Jesuit priests and nuns, and other innocent men, women, and children. “On December 10, 1981, units of the Atlactl Battalion and the Third Infantry Brigade detained between 500 and 900 people in the village of El Mozote and the surrounding area, then executed them in groups, first the men, and then the women and children.” It is telling that “U.S. aid totals in the two years of greatest repression (1980–1981) were far greater than the total for the previous 33 years.” This is one great shame of both the Carter and the Reagan administrations.
Even before George W. Bush took office, what became one of his most scandalous torture programs — the outsourcing of abusive interrogation to foreign thugs, known as “extraordinary renditioning” — was already being developed. Jane Mayer tells of its fledgling beginnings in the Clinton years, when it was also used in the war on al-Qaeda, with most of the renditioned detainees handed over to Egypt, “the largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid after Israel.” At the hands of Mubarak’s brutal regime, Shawki Salama Attiya claims “that he suffered electrical shocks to his genitals, was hung from his limbs, and was kept in a cell in filthy water up to his knees.” The abuses only expanded under Bush, who renditioned at least dozens of terror suspects. At least some of them, such as Canadian citizen Maher Arar, tortured in Syria, appear to have been completely innocent of any terrorist-related activities.
Just as U.S.-sponsored torture didn’t begin with Bush, it didn’t end with him. The last chapter, written by Thomas Ehrlich Reifer, points out that the Obama administration has “implied that it would continue the practice of extraordinary rendition” and as of his writing Obama “is not complying with the UN Convention Against Torture, the Geneva Conventions, or other obligations under international and domestic law, as reports from the Washington Post and other reputable news organizations indicate that torture continues at various U.S. prisons oversees.” Of course, indefinite detention without charge has also continued and Obama has shielded Bush officials from legal recourse.
Psychological abuse and solitary confinement
One misconception about torture is that it has to leave a physical mark, or be physical at all. Alfred W. McCoy’s chapter, “The CIA’s Pursuit of Psychological Torture,” dispels this myth, detailing the agency’s most disturbing past in attempting to master the art of mind control. Starting in the late 1940s and early 1950s and guided by a report on Nazi experiments, chemist Henry Beecher consulted for the CIA in psychological experiments in postwar Germany. Later, “Beecher won a classified military contract to test heavy LSD doses on unwitting human subjects at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1953-4 — a clear violation of the Nuremberg medical code.” McCoy explains how severe psychological torture techniques can be and traces their propagation “among anti-communist allies across Asia and Latin America” and their link to the Phoenix Program in South Vietnam.
The importance of psychological torture is not lost on U.S. officials, who have in the war on terrorism cooperated with professional psychologists to hone this diabolical craft. “[Psychologists] helped to define what constitutes ‘torture’ in general terms of detainee breaking points” to help the administration find the threshold of what would “officially constitute illegal torture,” writes Stephen Soldz. The psychologists “were not just monitors of abuse.” They helped design it. U.S. troops are put through abusive conditions to “evaluate how much stress an individual could tolerate. It was these psychologists on whom the government relied, when it ‘reversed engineered’ … techniques to design ‘counterresistance techniques’ to break down detainees.” Soldz is highly critical of the American Psychological Association for what he says is complicity in this shameful collaboration between members of the profession and the torture state.
Just as physical torture is not the only kind of torture, so wartime enemies are not the only victims. Lance Tapley indicts the entire institution of solitary confinement in America’s supermax prisons as a form of torture. But is he exaggerating?
Severe pain and suffering as punishment are plainly the norm in a supermax. Even when mental suffering alone is considered — ignoring, for example, the coordinated beatings and violent subjugation of recalcitrant prisoners known as “cell extractions” — the prolonged solitary confinement of prisoners has increasingly been described by UN agencies and human-rights organizations as cruel, inhuman, degrading, or torturous.
You don’t have to take the UN’s word for it. Tapley describes compellingly a totalitarian hell for domestic prisoners. Nothing like it can be found in the world of criminal justice, especially the so-called civilized world. And what are “cell extractions”? The author describes one prisoner who endures them “up to five times a day”:
Five hollering guards wearing helmets and body armor charge into a cell. The point-man smashes a big shield into the prisoner, knocking him down. The others spray Mace into his face, push him onto the bed, and twist his arms behind his back to handcuff him, connecting the cuffs by a chain to leg irons. Then they haul him into the corridor, cut off all his clothes, and carry him screaming through the cell block while they continue to Mace him. They put him in an observation room, and bind him to a special chair. He remains there for hours, naked and cold, yelling and mumbling.
Estimates of how many American prisoners sit in supermaxes range between 36,000 and 100,000. Not all inmates are violent rapists and murderers. Many are mentally troubled. Their terrible treatment is one reason some of us were not so shocked by the photos at Abu Ghraib.
Legal violations and philosophical dilemmas
Yet there was something particularly evil about the Bush administration’s torture policies. Many thousands were detained without due process and were exposed to particularly disturbing cruelties. Up to a hundred died in detention, many tortured to death.The chapter by Marc D. Falkoff, a lawyer for a Guantánamo inmate, humanizes such prisoners, many of whom were swept up in the war in Afghanistan, called the “worst of the worst” by American officials, and deprived of due process for years, even as the Supreme Court struck down one administration attempt after another to circumvent habeas corpus. Falkoff’s client, Adnan, appears to be an innocent victim of circumstance, deprived of the right to see the evidence against him, accused of connections with al-Qaeda, an organization he seems not to know anything about. He suffers from chronic headaches and inner ear pain, the results of a 1994 car accident. He is denied suitable food or anywhere near adequate medical attention for his many health problems. The water he is given has bugs in it. Excerpts from the proceedings and interrogations indicate a code of justice reaching Kafkaesque absurdity. After years of torturous confinement, Adnan went on a hunger strike. In response, “twice a day, soldiers force-feed Adnan a liquid nutrient by inserting a tube up his nose and into his stomach. His arms and legs are strapped to a special restraint chair during the feedings.” more...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
source:Irish Times via Cryptogon
“AT WHAT time does he have to be back in the seminary?” The question might seem innocent enough, were it not for the fact that the man asking it is a Papal Gentleman, Angelo Balducci, and the man of whom he is asking it is his pimp, Vatican chorister and Nigerian, Chinediu Thiomas Ehiem.
If Italian media sources are to be believed, then the compromising shadow of a highly active gay prostitution ring currently hangs over both the Holy See and unnamed Rome seminary colleges.via more...
Friday, October 21, 2011
At this phase digital dreams are promoted as a safe, comforting fantasy land just like the Magic Kingdom, which of course is quite ugly beneath the surface. In a few years the same technology will likely be openly used to torture people without leaving a mark, thereby making prosecution for war crimes much more difficult to achieve while increasing potential damages exponentially. The possibilities are nearly endless: synthetic sexual assault, drowning, suffocation and nearly anything a sick mind can dream up to torture social dissidents. Trigger search algorithms could even be used to mine the target for particularly upsetting scenarios. Of course this will all seem like paranoia unless you're aware of the U.S. military sponsored MK Ultra project and its history of destroying the minds and bodies of U.S. civilians, in no small part via the use of microchips that alter neural impulses responsible for regulating emotional well-being. Happy dreaming!
A soldier tries to sleep. But he is not safe in his dreams. Jolted awake by a nightmare, the combat veteran fumbles in the dark for his 3-D glasses.
He puts them on. Around him are the faces of people whom he trusts. They fight the darkness with him. The soldier’s re-lived this scene in his head and the laboratory over and over again, until it has become reassuringly familiar. The soldier knows that his pixelated friends will take him away from these troubled dreams. When the scene is over, he takes off his goggles and looks around him. The soldier is home.The U.S. Army wants this dream sequence to become reality. In an Army-backed experiment called “Power Dreaming,” Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington State will help traumatized troops battle their nightmares — with soothing, digitally-made dreams crafted in virtual worlds. more...
Thursday, October 20, 2011
On the trail of Spain's stolen children
In the decade following the end of the Spanish Civil War, an unholy alliance of doctors, priests, and General Francisco Franco's secret police systematically took thousands of children from vulnerable women known to have supported the Republican cause. These women were often in prison, or their husbands had been killed or were also in jail. It was seen at the time as an effective way of inflicting a lasting punishment on those who had backed the wrong side in the war, at the same time as preventing the appearance of a new generation of "reds" by placing the children in the care of families who supported the new regime.
But over recent years, it has emerged that the practice continued beyond the war, which came to an end in 1939, and was widespread throughout the Franco era - even after the dictator died in 1975. A network of Catholic Church-run children's homes and private hospitals would take newborn infants, typically from young, impoverished single mothers, who were told that their baby had died. Estimates put the total number of children who may have been illegally adopted between 1950 and 1980 at around 300,000.
...The link that enabled the practice of taking children from their mothers - now through deception rather than by force - up to and beyond the death of Franco, was made up of a network of priests and nuns, as well as Catholic doctors, judges and notaries, many of them belonging to the highly secretive Opus Dei movement.more...
What is highly interesting here is that it reveals the extent to which Opus Dei has been involved in supporting right wing dictatorships, a history the group has repeatedly attempted to minimize, despite the fact that, in 1958, Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei's founder, wrote a letter to General Franco announcing his congratulations and support for the regime. Not mentioned in the above article is Opus Dei's practice of recruiting members through highly developed techniques of cult mind control. Here is an excerpt from a personal testimony on the Opus Dei Awareness Network website:
"While many Catholic religious organizations now question whether corporal mortification brings a person closer to God, the lay organization Opus Dei embraces corporal mortification in their program of making modern-day martyrs. The use of the cilice (see photo), a barbed-wire chain worn around the groin for two hours each day and the disciplines (see photo), a flagellation device, is well-documented by former numerary (celibate) members. And Opus Dei’s 1950 Constitutions, whose operational and governing paragraphs are still in effect say:
“They conserve faithfully the pious custom of chastisement of the body to keep it in a state of servitude, by wearing a small cilice for at least two hours a day, taking the discipline and sleeping on the floor once a week, making adequate provision to safeguard the health.”...I found out to what extreme this philosophy is carried out when I began to have doubts about my numerary vocation after living in an Opus Dei center for two years. They assigned me a new spiritual director to get me back on track with my life-long commitment to the organization. She was the same age as me, 24. She took me on pilgrimages, and I explained to her that I wanted to leave because I wanted to get married some day. She laughed and told me that the lives of the supernumeraries were far worse and that “men are jerks in pants.” In addition to spending more time with me than our usual weekly fraternal chat, she assigned me the following spiritual reading:..The secret internal document in which Fr. Alvaro del Portillo describes an incident which happened while he and Escriva were hiding in the Madrid’s Honduran consulate in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. This testimony is recounted in Andrea Tornielli’s book on Escriva and is translated by John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter, ““Escriva would ask for the use of the bedroom alone when it was time for his spiritual practices. Once, however, his chief aide, Fr. Alvaro del Portillo (who would later succeed Escriva as head of Opus Dei), was sick and could not leave the room. Escriva thus told Portillo to cover his head with his blanket. Portillo described what followed: ‘Soon I began to hear the forceful blows of his discipline. I will never forget the number: there were more than a thousand terrible blows, precisely timed, and always inflicted with the same force and the same rhythm. The floor was covered with blood, but he cleaned it up before the others came in.’” more...
It is also interesting that, when most people discuss covert rule by secret societies, the focus is on the "secular humanism" of the Illuminati, with scant mention of the cult's origins in rituals of the Jesuits, a Catholic secret society whose founder was accused of belonging to a secret society named Alumbrados(Illuminated). The Illuminati's founder, Adam Weishaupt, was himself a Jesuit and he based the rituals of the Illuminati upon those of the Jesuits. Ultimately, both right wing religious ideologies and their supposed left wing counterpart in libertinism are rooted in Gnostic sects of antiquity, and both sides have repeatedly been linked to gross abuses of power, whether through politics, industry, religion or the media. Since geopolitical centralization is by no means partisan in nature, it is vital to dig deeper to understand the philosophical undercurrent which unifies the seeming opposites in dictatorial criminal rule. For now, I will wrap things up by comparing images of the pagan sun cross with the insignia of Opus Dei and the Jesuits, an organization that has repeatedly been linked to assassinations(notice what appears to be the image of a sword in their logo. It's the first one down). The Knights of Malta, yet another Catholic secret society linked to right wing dictatorships, will have to wait for another day.
*Credit is due my East Bay reader for inspiration for this post. ;)
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
For years I was convinced that former NYC Mayor Giuliani's "revitalization"/Disneyfication of the formerly grimy Times Square and everywhere else interesting in NYC had sucked the life out of the city. The protests are encouraging but let's hope the main purpose behind OWS, alleviating economic injustice, doesn't get subverted by foundation grants and the non-profit industrial complex. For now, at least, it seems fairly decentralized and this will increase the chances of effectiveness tenfold.
Let's keep this story firmly in the context of what has recently been occurring between Roman Catholic sex abuse scandals, Church genocide of Mohawk children and Catholic priests openly admitting to their involvement in organizations formed with the specific purpose of legalizing pedophilia. Viewed in this light it should not be too hard to put two and two together. Moreover, Vaticancrimes.us recently published an article about similar child trafficking practices occurring in Viet Nam, and of course many of those children were also taken from their families and sold at an exorbitant rate for the benefit of the Church, as usual. Let's also remember that this incident, Operation Baby Lift, was not the only time a relief agency has been charged with trafficking children, as can be evidenced in the history of Dyncorp, a private military contractor whose employees were charged with kidnapping Eastern European girls and forcing them into prostitution. Similar to child-molesting priests within the Vatican, Dyncorp employees have been given legal immunity from prosecution under international law. But I suppose it would be unreasonable to suggest there's some kind of a pattern here, wouldn't it? (eyeroll)
Spain's Stolen Babies
Spain is reeling from an avalanche of allegations of baby theft and baby trafficking. It is thought that the trade began at the end of the Spanish civil war and continued for 50 years, with hundreds of thousands of babies traded by nuns, priests and doctors up to the 1990s. This World reveals the impact of Spain's stolen baby scandal through the eyes of the children and parents who were separated at birth, and who are now desperate to find their relatives.
Exhumations of the supposed graves of babies and positive DNA tests are proof that baby theft has happened. more:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This essay made me laugh for about 5 minutes straight. I wish that so many "small government" types who profess to be against tyranny weren't really like this but unfortunately the stereotype is based in quite a bit of truth. Commentary after the jump. (Also, the link regarding Ron Paul's newsletters has been modified).
Fed up with what they see as a preponderance of unpleasant poor people controlling the national agenda, the Tea Party has countered the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement with its own series of radical protest groups called "Occupy Skid Row."
Already, hundreds of largely peaceful Tea Party Patriots have gathered in San Francisco's Tenderloin District, Seattle's Pioneer Square and impoverished areas of New York City and Los Angeles to bring their simple message to the American people: that the desperately poor, the homeless and those lacking even basic nutrition or medical attention simply do not care about what happens to the rest of the people in this country.
"All they care about is where their next meal is coming from, or whether or not the swelling in their feet and ankles might mean they could die of cardiac arrest at any moment," said one infuriated Tea Party protester. "For too long, we have let these moribund unfortunates make us feel like there is some sort of class inequality in the United States. It's time we stood up and said, "you sicken us!"
Police in riot gear descended upon one Occupy Skid Row faction in Portland Oregon's Old Town Chinatown when protesters insisted upon knocking the ladles out of the hands of volunteers who were attempting to dole out meals at a soup kitchen. Signs bearing such slogans as "Let Them Eat Cake" and "We Are the One Percent!" were seen falling to the ground in the ensuing melee. more...
In all seriousness, what has been lost in the Tea Party is the opposition to government-corporate collusion, since the movement began with mass protests against the financial industry bail-outs. Now, the Tea Party has been invaded by scores of bigots who believe that "liberty" is defined by freedom from helping others. Check out former New York governor candidate Carl Paladino, who gained Tea Party support with a platform that included relocating welfare recipients to prison dorms. On Lew Rockwell's site, Tea Party favorite Ron Paul wrote "As with all proponents of welfare programs, the supporters of H.R. 4 show a remarkable lack of trust in the American people. They would have us believe that without the federal government, the lives of the poor would be "nasty, brutish and short." However, as scholar Sheldon Richman of the Future of Freedom Foundation and others have shown, voluntary charities and organizations, such as friendly societies that devoted themselves to helping those in need, flourished in the days before the welfare state turned charity into a government function."
Perhaps someone should enlighten Paul about the history of poorhouses, which were considered to be the most efficient solution to poverty in previous times. Here is an excerpt from an excellent site with extensively documented histories of poorhouses and the frequently horrific treatment found within. "People who could not support themselves (and their families) were put up for bid at public auction....The person who got the contract got the use of the labor of the pauper for free in return for feeding, clothing, housing and providing health care for the pauper and his/her family. This was actually a form of indentured servitude. It sounds a lot like slavery -- except that it was technically not for the pauper's entire lifetime. And it had many of the perils of slavery. The welfare of the paupers depended almost entirely upon the kindness and fairness of the bidder. If he was motivated only by a desire to make the maximum profit off the "use" of the pauper, then concern for "the bottom line" might result in the pauper being denied adequate food, or safe and comfortable shelter, or even necessary medical treatment. And there often was very little recourse for protection against abuse....there was a fervent popular belief that housing such people in institutions would provide the opportunity to reform them and cure them of the bad habits and character defects that were assumed to be the cause of their poverty."
When analyzing right-wing rhetoric on poverty it is necessary to read between the lines to trace the beliefs to an origin in eugenics, and the notion that society is necessarily hierarchical because hierarchy reflects the natural moral order of the world, with disability of any form viewed as a moral flaw. This history can easily be forgotten in widespread social movements which have the financial backing of criminal mega-donors such as the Koch brothers, who obviously have their own interests at stake when it comes to revolt against corporate misconduct. So, personally, when I hear right-wing libertarians like Paul say that he would vote against the Civil Rights Act because discrimination is "ancient history", I sit up and take notice, especially considering the flagrant racism of his newsletters. Because this is not my idea of what "freedom" is about, and I highly doubt it is for the majority of Americans either. Ultimately, libertarians such as Paul will do little but provide more incentive for governmental centralization, since any opposition to its imposition will be characterized as bigotry and willful ignorance to social inequalities. The solution, from what I can see, lies in transforming the nature of liberty movements towards a genuinely compassionate grass roots base, with an emphasis on galvanizing local charities and mutual self help networks instead of bringing to life a Charles Dickens novel as Paul would prefer. Fortunately the American public has not totally lost their ability to spot empathy deficits so the survival-of-the-fittest policies of certain libertarians will not gain too much favor. Or at least we can hope so.
Back in April, TSA airport passenger screener Thomas Gordon uploaded explicit photographs of children onto an internet site, accompanied by photos of himself wearing his TSA uniform. Now, yet another TSA officer has been arrested due to charges of child pornography. Hmm, I wonder. Could it be that TSA's policy, which explicitly supports the groping of children by airport security, might just have something to do with the fact that TSA's ranks now appear to be increasingly staffed by predators? On another level, these guys are minor examples of a thriving child porn industry endemic to governmental institutions worldwide, but of course you won't be seeing the major culprits in the news anytime soon.
Another TSA Agent Charged With Child Porn
October 12, 2011
A Transportation Security Administration security officer is out on bail after he was arrested and charged with child pornography.
Michael Scott Wilson, 41, has been suspended from his job following the arrest.
Wilson was charged Monday with possession and distribution of child pornography after agents searched his Perry Hall home. more...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
And everyone has called David Icke crazy for his claim that the British royal family has been involved in the ritual torture of children....
Mass genocide of Mohawk children by UK Queen and Vatican uncovered in Canada
BRANTFORD, ON, CANADA - Mass graves of Mohawk children have been uncovered by ground-penetrating radar at the Mohawk Institute, a residential school for Mohawk operated by the Church of England and the Vatican before its closure in 1970.
According to Rev. Kevin Annett, Secretary of the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (www.itccs.org), the Mohawk Institute was “set up by the Anglican Church of England in 1832 to imprison and destroy generations of Mohawk children. This very first Indian [First Nations] residential school in Canada lasted until 1970, and, like in most residential schools, more than half of the children imprisoned there never returned. Many of them are buried all around the school.”
Preliminary scanning by ground penetrating radar adjacent to the now closed main building Mohawk Institute has revealed that “between 15-20 feet of soil” was brought in and put over the mass graves just before the Mohawk Institute closed in 1970 in order to camouflage the mass graves of Mohawk Children and avoid prosecution for genocide and crimes against humanity under the Geneva Conventions, the International Criminal Court, and cooperating national courts.
International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) is expected to commence judicial proceedings starting in late October 2011 in Brussels, Belgium and Dublin, Ireland for child genocide crimes against humanity against defendants Elizabeth Windsor, head of state of Canada and head of the Church of England and Pope Joseph Ratzinger, both of whom knowingly participated in the planning and coverup of the child genocide, according to forensic evidence.
The Tribunal sessions were originally to have been held in London, U.K. However, The U.K. government has denied entrance to the Secretary and major jurists and staff of the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) without cause.
The discovery of the mass graves of Mohawk children, uncovered by ground-penetrating radar at the Mohawk Institute comes on the heels of videotaped evidence by eyewitness William Coombes, who in Oct. 1964 witnessed Elizabeth Windsor, as Head of State of Canada and Head of the Church of England, visit an aboriginal school in Kamloops, British Columbia, choose 10 young aboriginal children, made them kiss her feet, and allegedly took them from the school for a picnic at a lake.
The 10 aboriginal children were never seen again. Mr. Coombes, who was to give evidence at the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) of Elizabeth Windsor’s child genocide, was murdered in Feb. 2011. Fortunately, Mr. Coombes’ testimony was videotaped before his death and is available for the Tribunal.
Rev. Kevin Annett states that instruments of torture such as a rack for torturing the Mohawk children in ritual torture have been found at the now closed Mohawk Institute. Eyewitnesses from the Mohawk community have stated they witnessed priests in red robes torturing children in ritual torture.
Rev. Annett made these revelations in an exclusive Oct. 7, 2011 interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre. In the interview, Rev. Annett acknowledges the close parallels between the Oct. 1964 personal child genocide and possible ritual killings of 10 aboriginal children by Elizabeth Windsor, Head of State of Canada and Head of the Church of England, and the child genocides occurring during the same period at the Mohawk Institute.
These parallels suggest that Elizabeth Windsor, as Head of State and Head of the Church of England was personally aware of, ordered, and participated in this systematic program of genocide and ritual torture and killings at Church of England residential schools operated by the Church of England and the Vatican.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Although totalitarian ideals have been covertly absorbed into international governments, some of the last remaining forums for open dissemination of authoritarian philosophies remain within the realms of countercultural fascism. One of the founders of this movement in the modern era is Boyd Rice, an industrial music pioneer who is partly responsible for the formation of that particular genre of music. Rice is a blood fetishist and self-avowed social Darwinist with ties to the American Nazi Party, as well as other far right organizations, including one Abraxas Foundation which he co-founded with Michael Moynihan. In keeping with the anti-feminist family values of the Nazi party, Rice penned an antagonistic screed entitled "Revolt Against Penis Envy", in which he wrote, "In a once – glorious past, woman was a creature without rights, a second – class citizen. In some places, she wasn’t considered a citizen at all – she was property....The only way to subdue feminine values is by subduing the female herself. Woman must be reacquainted with truth and force...What plainer way to demonstrate this relationship than the simple act of rape?...Rape is the act by which fear and pain are united in love. It is the
triumph of harmony through oppression". Many have dismissed the essay as tongue-in-cheek provocation, yet Rice's ex-girlfriend, Lisa Carver, has written extensively about his physical and psychological abuse towards her throughout the duration of their relationship. In a recent biopic about his life, entitled Boyd Rice: Iconoclast, one of Rice's friends discusses how he bragged about having recently "deflowered" a 13 year old girl. Rice has also talked openly about gaining access to the members only Club 33, a secret nightclub inside Disneyland that was named after the highest rank of 33rd degrees within Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Although Walt himself has never been verified to have been a Freemason, he was a member of the Masonic youth group, Demolay International, and his brother, Roy Disney, was a proven member of the fraternity.
I found this revelation to be highly interesting because prominent mind control researcher Fritz Springmeier has written about Walt Disney's involvement in the production of child pornography, a claim that seems entirely possible considering the information presented in threads like this one. Although the claim of Disney's involvement in child porn may see far-fetched, it is certainly true that the Disney corporation grooms children from their Mickey Mouse club to transform into highly sexualized stars marketed for an adult audience. Supposedly, Disney movies, and the occult symbolism contained within them, are also used in trauma-based military brainwashing programs to ritually compartmentalize the mind and structure alternate personas to house trauma. I believe this to be true because, at the time I was interacting with children and young adults who had been through child pornography rings, a number of them had been so inundated with Disney media that it really was a little freakish. At one house, the walls were so thoroughly covered with Disney themed pictures, in combination with stylized glamour shots of the two girls, that you could barely see an inch of the walls. It really was not normal!
Rice has also claimed to be a descendant of royal bloodlines, and in fact believes that he is related to Jesus Christ because of his Merovingian lineage. Rice is one of many occultists who glorifies religious orthodoxy in part because of its eventual path towards a global holocaust. Surprisingly, millennial doctrines have a strong pull on social Darwinists, who are attracted by the promise of a genocidal soul harvest. It has been more than a little disappointing for me to witness this authoritarian power worship coming from apparently subversive countercultural types, since the popular conception of these subcultures is that they are diametrically opposed to that sort of thing. The Nietzchean ethos of will to power has become drearily predictable within the confines of black metal and noise subgenres, so I'm at the point now where I can only roll my eyes. more...
As an aside, I have to say that Rice's experiments in noise music have always seemed very overrated. Here is some Merzbow to show a phenomenal example of noise done right.
So, the following story about how dangerous it can be to use pop psychology as a basis for character assassination is immensely interesting because it holds much relevance to the present cultural trend of analyzing occult symbolism in the media, especially since that trend is largely driven by evangelical Christians who see any deviation from the "traditional family" as evidence of wrong-doing. Given that there really are occult organizations such as high-ranking Freemasonry involved in genuinely sinister activities such as wide-scale child pornography, human trafficking and trauma-based mind control programs, there is the potential for exposure and discussion of these issues to dissipate into a literal witch hunt based on superstition and religious phobia. The overlap between military and Freemason-sponsored mind control projects is a ripe area for this dissolution because corporate media is both so widely disseminated and intentionally provocative, and also because analysis in this area can be much easier than wading through stacks of pages and throughly familiarizing ones self with the issues involved.
Ultimately, this kind of pearl-clutching hysteria obscures the real problems that people need to be made aware of, since only a very limited demographic is going to take claims such as sexual slavery for the worlds' elites seriously when those claims are mixed in with moral condemnations about some celebrity cheating on their wife or being intoxicated in public, since the latter kind of problems are all too mundane and predictable. It can be tempting to jump to conclusions given the overwhelming prevalence of Freemasonic symbolism in the media, assuming that such and such producer is a handler who drugs and sexually exploits his stars, because abuses like these are a routine part of the entertainment industry and to a certain extent this is common sense--although your average person really has no idea exactly how well-organized and extreme this kind of personality deconstruction really is. Closely looking into the personal history of Britney Spears or Marilyn Monroe provides more than enough evidence proving that there are celebrities out there whose management team violates basic human dignity, and in combination with the history of celebrity assassinations, many carried out largely for the purpose of collecting stars' post mortem revenues, speculation is rendered unnecessary. Point being: stick to the facts, or at least to personal knowledge before potentially destroying people's lives from the anonymous comfort of your keyboard. Hopefully the exoneration on Amanda Knox can serve as an example of the kind of harm that can be inflicted by unfounded accusations, whether those accusations are practiced by government officials or the public as a whole.
Amanda Knox: What's in a face?
Amanda Knox was convicted of murder and her reputation sullied around the world, in large part because of her facial expressions and demeanour. Her story reveals how our instincts about others can be dangerously superficial.
In the days and weeks following the discovery of Meredith Kercher's body, Italian police found no physical evidence linking Amanda Knox to the murder. But then, they didn't need it: they could tell Knox was guilty just by looking at her. "We were able to establish guilt," said Edgardo Giobbi, the lead investigator, "by closely observing the suspect's psychological and behavioural reaction during the interrogation. We don't need to rely on other kinds of investigation." Giobbi said that his suspicions were first raised just hours after the murder, at the crime scene, when he watched Knox execute a provocative swivel of her hips as she put on a pair of shoe covers.
Little about Knox's behaviour during that time matched how the investigators imagined a wrongfully accused woman should conduct herself. She appeared too cool and calm, they said – and yet also, it seems, oddly libidinous. One policeman said she "smelled of sex", and investigators were particularly disturbed by a video that first appeared on YouTube, shortly after the investigation began, which showed Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in each other's arms outside the cottage in which Kercher was murdered, as the investigation proceeded inside.In fact, the video is anything but sexy. Knox, looking wan and dazed, exchanges chaste kisses with Sollecito, who rubs her arm consolingly.
...It's not just police or legal professionals who make this error. We all have an inherent bias towards assuming that we can discern a person's inner mental state simply by observing them...It is astonishing how quick we are to draw conclusions about how a person ought to look or behave in circumstances we haven't ourselves even come close to experiencing. How many of us have returned to our home after a night away to discover that our flatmate has been brutally murdered? How many of us can know what it feels like to be at the sharp end of a punishing interrogation, in a foreign country, carried out by men in uniform who seem absolutely convinced that they know what happened, who are as certain as we are confused, fearful and exhausted? None of us. And yet we feel free to blithely pronounce, from a great distance, on whether someone in this situation is "acting weird" or not. What does it stem from, this over-confidence in facile intuitions about what other people are thinking? It probably has something to do with our innate difficulty in recognising that other people are as fully rounded and complex as we are.
...Thinking about what others might be thinking and feeling is hard work. It requires intellectual application, empathy, and imagination. Most of the time we can barely be bothered to exert such efforts on behalf of our friends and partners, let alone on people we read about in the news. We fall back on guesses, stereotypes, and prejudices. This is inevitable, and not always a bad thing. The trouble comes when we confuse our short-cuts with judgment.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Here is an update to the previously linked to study on the efficacy of Queen Anne's Lace (wild carrot) as birth control, with brief commentary after a few select quotes:
Wild Carrot Study - Final Summary, August 2011
by Robin Rose Bennett and Mischa Schuler
First, the background:
During 2009 and 2010 we invited women between the ages of 18 and 50 to take part in a yearlong research project to explore the reliability of Daucus carota tincture (made from wild carrot flowers and seeds in 100 proof vodka) when used as a woman’s sole method of contraception...The participating women were asked to fill in a monthly menstrual wheel (sample attached) and chart their ovulation (when known), menstruation, times of intercourse, and times of taking wild carrot....We asked women to note any time they used another method of contraception in addition to wild carrot. We didn’t count those instances in the study data below.
Second, the results:
30 women participated in the study enough to be counted.
5 women completed the entire year and there were no pregnancies among those women.
The average number of charts per woman participating in the study was 5, not necessarily indicating how long they used carrot, but indicating how many charts we received.
Throughout the study women recorded 731 occasions of intercourse. Of those, we counted 160 instances of intercourse during fertile phases.
There were 9 pregnancies in 160 potentially fertile times of intercourse.
That is: 5.625% pregnancies, which equals a 94.375% contraceptive success rate.
We did not include in that number any times a woman used an additional method of contraception, only wild carrot. It is enlightening to look at some of the details surrounding these 9 pregnancies, as summarized below. Nearly half of the pregnancies resulted when women were not using wild carrot as suggested in the study guidelines and there were other potential problems in 3 of the 5 instances where the women were using carrot as suggested.
Summary of pregnancies:
Pregnancies in women taking wild carrot as suggested
1) 38-year-old woman (mother of 2) –
Conceived during her 4th month of using wild carrot
Notes: she was almost immediately physically uncomfortable, had terribly painful breasts while using this plant. Her cycles got shorter and shorter over the first couple of months. We suggested this might not be the right method for her. She continued to rely on wild carrot and conceived during her 4th month of using wild carrot...
All nine pregnancies that resulted confirm our general hypotheses so far, seven of them very clearly, and the other two suggest somewhat that:
Women must use the wild carrot in a timely way (approx 8 hours after intercourse.)
Wild carrot is not to be solely relied on after coming off of hormonal medications until cycles are re-regulated for at least three months. Highly fertile women may need to use a combination of methods.
Women who become physically uncomfortable while using wild carrot or who experience menstrual cycle changes should not rely on carrot as a contraceptive.
So, I found the study, which obviously was far more involved than can be briefly summarized here, to be intriguing for a number of different reasons. Number one being that it confirmed a number of suspicions I've had about intentions and their effect on conception. While I would never recommend for anyone to rely on intention alone as a birth control device, I do have a friend who is both sexually active and fertile who never uses any form of birth control whatsoever with her boyfriends yet she never conceives. Ever. This particular friend is someone I've mentioned before here because she told me about levitating one of her toys as a kid, so there may be a little more going on here besides will power.
However, I do think that the idea of conscious conception is one that everyone can benefit from, especially considering the idea from Chinese medicine that the moment of conception determines the constitution of the child. According to this theory, if the parents are ill or otherwise emotionally imbalanced then those conditions will be passed on to the child. If this theory is correct, then the world as a whole would benefit from women taking an active role in conception since less people would suffer from disabling conditions, whether psychically, physically or emotionally.
Speaking for myself, I will spare the reader my unfortunate history of numerous contraceptive accidents, but suffice to say that I have been very lucky to have never become pregnant. In retrospect, I believe this might have something to do with the fact that I have never even entertained the possibility of having children, even momentarily, having known from a very early age that children are not for me, at least in this lifetime. Again, in no way am I suggesting for anyone to rely on intention alone as a birth control method!!
Thinking about all of this caused me to go back to an old thread from the Montalk forum, about the ethical/metaphysical ramifications of having or not having children(By the way, I don't necessarily agree with all the views on that site, but the forum contained many interesting discussions). One of the more interesting posts in the thread was from a member called Lipstick Mystic, and there was much in what she wrote that confirmed what I've heard elsewhere, from friends who have used shamanic work to end unwanted pregnancies. There is so much important information here that it would be impossible to summarize so I will just include as much as possible!
I'm childfree by choice and always will be. Should I get pregnant via "oops," I know the herbs to take that will bring on my period. This information was a part of women's education for centuries until the Church finally intimidated many women into silence during the "witch burning" of the Middle Ages and afterwards. Since then, women have helped maintain the conspiracy of silence by not sharing this information with their fellow women. Poo on them, I say. Subjecting each other to lifetimes of having 10-12 children all because nobody would talk about this stuff and assert their right to have sovereignty over their reproductive systems. My grandparents came from families of 10- 12 children each. The burden on those families and on those women, physically, emotionally, financially, is simply unbelievable. And inexcusable, if you ask me.
The millions of women who were killed off in the Middle of Ages were the herbalists, midwives, and domestic mystics who knew how to invoke spiritual energy for healing, for medicine, for childbirth, and for contraception. Very sad that that wisdom had to go underground to the point that it barely exists anymore...So the truth of the matter is, between herbal contraception and also communicating directly with spirits of the unborn, we do have the ability to determine whether or not we will bring a child into this world. There's no real need for a "oops."...
I support doing lots of shamanic work and communication/negotiation with the soul and your guides and angelic helpers before resorting to taking any herbs that might cause miscarriage. All of it needs to be done from a deeply aware, loving place.
But the herbs ARE available should a woman decide that she wants to remain childfree.
I know three women who communicated with the soul of their child and renegotiated the contract.
Case in point - the two single women living at poverty level, just scraping by, with no family members to turn to or help them out, without any "fallback" position with their respective pregnancies....and without men in their lives who were sticking around to play the role of father in ANY way, spiritually, emotionally, physically, or financially. (One guy was a bohemian artist type who had immediately gone overseas and broken up with the woman after their fling, so he wasn't going to be in her life again. The other was an abusive boyfriend the woman had FINALLY been strong enough to kick out of her life, the type a woman shouldn't keep around.)
These women would have been in major dire straits should they have had to continue the pregnancy. No support, no money, no job, etc. Each woman was headed for the abortion clinic but agonizing about doing it that way. They turned to many spiritual means - prayer, tuning into the spirits of the baby, etc. to see if they could make another choice and if that would be okay for the spirit.
One woman had a miscarriage as she got in the cab to go to the clinic.
Another had her miscarriage at home. Both women felt a loving, angelic presence as the cord between them and the babies were "cut," by mutual agreement between souls, not through the intervention of a doctor at the clinic.
Another woman was pregnant with twins in a new marriage with precarious financial support beneath them. While she was joyful about having a child and her relationship with her husband was great, the thought of twins absolutely overwhelmed her. Deep down, she just knew she wasn't going to be able to handle the double responsibility. She was very sad, did tons of prayer and soul-searching, and in the end, left it the matter in God's hands.
A few weeks later she miscarried one twin. Felt the same angelic sense that all was okay, and this was meant to happen. Later she delivered one happy, healthy baby, and her family was balanced and able to work towards saving more money before attempting to have a second child.
I hear these stories from women all over the world, heard many of them back when I was in private practice.
So it is very true that prayer and communication with the spirit of the unborn, if done sincerely and loving, can sometimes result in the child withdrawing its energy....sometimes permanently, or sometimes to come back to that mother in the future when the timing is better for the mum. And sometimes the soul will be born to a friend of the mother. I know one woman who had an abortion, and she was in agony about it, but she also somehow knew it was okay. The spirit of the child was later born to a friend of hers, and due to things that were going on in her life, she had the opportunity to essentially become this child's aunt. So they could still work out karma in a familial way.
I believe that for many people, having kids is the ONLY way that they will ever tap into their powers as creators. But what we're really here fo is to come into our power as spiritually sovereign co-creators with God/Goddess/Great Spirit/Creator.
Having kids is ONE way to tap into this energy. For many, it will be the only real opportunity for them to do this in their current lifetime.
But there are many, many other journeys available to us. The arts. Healing. Learning how to affect reality shifts and do power prayer. All of these also involve this same creationary energy and are other ways to express this urge.
To bring children into this world, by the way, creates tons of new karma. I'm into travelling light, myself, because I'm not at all certain that I"ll be returning here. That's not to say that I think I'm better than anyone or more evolved, because I don't think that at all. But I am very aware that there are other realities, other places of a less dense vibration, that my energies are more in synch with. And by breeding and falling into the old human fallback position of creating layers and layers of karma on TOP of whatever karma I already need to work on, well, it's just not for me.
Basically, my entire philosophy comes down to this:
It's not my job to make more people.
My job is to make people better.