Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Barbara DeLong's NIGHT-LIGHT RADIO

Last night I appeared on Barbara DeLong's NIGHT-LIGHT RADIO for two hours during which DeLong and I discussed my book CHAMELEO, Homeland Security, exotic weapons, Havana Syndrome, David Paulides' MISSING 411 books, Philip K. Dick, MILABs, Skinwalker Ranch, Freemasonry, the most haunted house in California, and general High Strangeness! You can listen to the entire interview on YouTube....

Barbara DeLong's NIGHT-LIGHT RADIO:
Chameleo & Cryptoscatology Robert Guffey

Monday, November 22, 2021

The "Reese's QAnon Peanut Butter Cups" Theory of Parapolitics (OR) "Hey, You Got Your QAnon on My JFK Assassination Theory! Hey, You Got Your JFK Assassination Theory on My QAnon!"

From Steven Monacelli's 11-22-21 ROLLING STONE article entitled "Hardcore QAnon Believers, Regular Old JFK Conspiracy Theorists Converge in Dallas":

Nearly three weeks ago, hundreds of middle-aged QAnon fanatics gathered in Dallas to witness the return of John F. Kennedy, Jr. This group believes that JFK Jr. and many other deceased celebrities — including his father, President John F. Kennedy — are not only alive, but part of a decades-long plot to take down a global pedophile cabal that secretly controls the world. Despite multiple no-shows from the former George publisher or his charismatic dad, dozens still haven’t left. In fact, one of the JFK Jr. truthers — a rapper by the name of Pryme Minister — offered the use of his property just outside Dallas, and the group’s Telegram chats indicate some of them have been living communally for weeks.

This QAnon group in particular is led by a popular conspiracy theory influencer named Michael Protzman, who has prophesied the Kennedys’ return, and organized these gatherings, the latest of which took place on Monday, the anniversary of the assassination of JFK. But this time they’re not the only JFK obsessed conspiracy theorist in Dallas. Just a few block away, at the Magnolia Hotel, about three dozen people gathered for the Ninth Annual JFK Assassination Conference, three days of discussions about the latest evidence and theories regarding autopsies, CIA informants, and links to 9/11.

The conference attendees are what you could call your Oliver Stone JFK Truthers — they believe JFK was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, but they don’t believe the Warren Report (which claims Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole shooter and acted alone) and they have a variety of kooky ideas about who did it.

On the sunny but brisk morning, the two distinct conspiracy groups converged. The JFK Assassination Conference folks showed up first and set up an altar in line with the spot where Kennedy was shot. There they gave speeches honoring the fallen president as a handful of guided tour groups passed through the area. They were joined by dozens of members of Protzman’s group, several of them wearing Trump-Kennedy campaign t-shirts, alluding to the notion that JFK Jr. would help Trump return to the White House. The two groups occasionally intermixed, but the majority of Protzman’s followers gathered on a nearby bridge singing songs and waving signs and flags. Each group largely operated as if the other didn’t exist, perhaps because they don’t agree on the fundamental question of whether JFK is still alive. 

The Q-pilled crowd’s beliefs about the Kennedy’s are so strange that even Kris Millegan — one of the JFK Assassination Conference speakers who has published books outlining global secret society plots and was given a lifetime achievement award by the conference organizers — thinks they’re being misled. “It’s a psy-op,” Millegan said of the QAnon movement, suggesting that a secret society of nefarious powers was behind it. “If you want to control a conspiracy, you spin on a dime and point at everyone else.” Millegan also said that some people were peddling QAnon theories opportunistically. “People are using it to make money and all kinds of different things.” 

Indeed, Potzman, the leader of the Dallas QAnon movement who has been peddling his take on Gematria, a form of Christian numerology, has begun hawking merchandise featuring his online moniker, Negative48. But even if Protzman is just an opportunistic salesman, some of the attendees appear to be true believers in what he’s hawking. Telegram chats and fundraising calls suggest some have dedicated thousands of dollars and weeks of their lives to wait for JFK Jr. in Dallas.

A recent Vice report documented that Protzman has a history of spreading anti-semitic propaganda. In the past few months, he has shared links to extreme right-wing films films that push Nazi and Neo-Nazi talking points on his Telegram channel. “If you haven’t watched the documentary Europa: The Last Battle 2017, here’s the link,” read an Oct. 2 Telegram post. The film is appallingly antisemetic, arguing that Jews are responsible for starting both world wars and frames the Nazis as innocent victims. (He has also shared a link to the film Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told.) Protzman did not respond to requests for comment from Vice or Rolling Stone regarding these posts. 

In general, Telegram chats affiliated with Negative48 and his followers are rife with highly detailed and bizarre theories about celebrities, medical technology, and the idea that they are all participants in a movie. One popular theory is that the Kennedy family is a part of a bloodline that goes back to Jesus Christ. Most disturbingly, on a recorded video call with Protzman, one of his followers said “We have to experience that physical death to let go of the ego and come out on the other side.” Protzman appeared to agree. “Yeah, yeah,” he said.

To read Monacelli's entire article, click HERE.

Dave Emory: The Guns of November

In November of 1983, anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory began a radio series entitled THE GUNS OF NOVEMBER, which deconstructed the official narrative surrounding the JFK assassination. You can access Emory's archive by visiting his website, SpitfireList. You can listen to the entirety of THE GUNS OF NOVEMBER by clicking right HERE.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Banning Books in Texas

From Corky Siemaszko's 10-27-21 NBC NEWS report entitled "Texas Lawmaker Says 850 Books Ranging From Race to Sexuality Could Cause 'Discomfort'":

A Texas Republican lawmaker has drawn up a list of 850 books on subjects ranging from racism to sexuality that could “make students feel discomfort,” and is demanding that school districts across the state report whether any are in their classrooms or libraries.

State Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, also wants to know how many copies of each book the districts have and how much money they spent on them, according to a letter he sent Monday to Lily Laux, deputy commissioner of school programs at the Texas Education Agency, and several school district superintendents.

Krause, who chairs the state’s House Committee on General Investigating, also directed the districts to identify “any other books” that could cause students “guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex or convey that a student, by virtue of their race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.”

"Your prompt attention to this request is appreciated," he wrote, giving them a Nov. 12 deadline to respond.

Along with the letter, which was first obtained by The Texas Tribune, Krause appended the book list that includes well-known titles like the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Styron novel, “The Confessions of Nat Turner” and best-sellers that were turned into movies or television series, such as John Irving’s “The Cider House Rules,” Alan Moore’s dystopian “V For Vendetta,” and the graphic novel version of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Krause did not explain in the letter exactly why he was seeking this information, but his investigation came just months after Texas lawmakers tried to ban critical race theory from school campuses [...].

“Rep. Krause’s letter demanding that school superintendents provide him with lists of books dealing with certain subjects on their school bookshelves is disturbing and political overreach into the classroom,” Texas State Teachers Association President Ovidia Molina said in a statement. “What will Rep. Krause propose next? Burning books he and a handful of parents find objectionable?”

To read the entire report, click HERE.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Sylvère Lotringer, R.I.P. (1938-2021)

From Alex Greenberger's 11-10-21 ARTNEWS article entitled "Sylvère Lotringer, Semiotext(e) Founder Who Brought French Theory to New York Art World, Has Died at 83":

Sylvère Lotringer, a French philosopher whose influential Semiotext(e) publishing imprint is credited with spurring an interest in French theory within the New York art world of the 1970s and ’80s, has died at 83. A representative for Semiotext(e) said that Lotringer died of a long illness on Monday in Ensenada, Baja California.

“His big life encompassed many key points of the 20th and 21st centuries,” Hedi El Kholti, managing editor of Semiotext(e), wrote in a statement. “He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, ex-students, and many collaborators.”

Lotringer founded Semiotext(e) in 1974 with a group of students at Columbia University, where he taught in the philosophy department. It began as a journal that was associated with academia, although its tendency toward more avant-garde forms of publishing that included image-heavy layouts and its willingness to print cutting-edge theory later brought it into the fold of the art world. Since 2004, the entire Semiotext(e) list has been jointly co-edited by Lotringer and Chris Kraus, as well as El Kholti, who serves as managing editor.

Nearly 50 years after its founding, Semiotext(e) has obtained cult status in the art world. Through its various books series, it has published tomes by Dodie Bellamy, Hervé Guibert, Natasha Stagg, Paul B. Preciado, the Bernadette Corporation, and Kraus, who was romantically involved with Lotringer and included a version of him in her 1997 novel I Love Dick. (Since the ’90s, Kraus has also run a series of books published through Semiotext(e) known as “Native Agents.” Initially, its focus was writings by women. Its name is a reference to “Foreign Agents,” Lotringer’s book series devoted to French theory.)

Within the art world, Semiotext(e) is most closely associated with a 1975 conference called “Schizo-Culture,” as well as a 1978 issue published under the same name. In that edition, Semiotext(e) published English-language translations of texts by Gilles Deleuze, Jean-François Lyotard, and Michel Foucault, all of whom were not well-known to American readers at the time because many of their texts had not yet been translated. Alongside their writings came pieces of writing by filmmaker Jack Smith, composers John Cage and Philip Glass, experimental playwright Kathy Acker, and artists Robert Wilson, John Giorno, and Pat Steir. The issue, with designs by filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow and artist Denise Green, was laid out in various fonts and with seemingly unrelated images....

To read the entire article, click HERE.

Dean Stockwell, R.I.P. (1936-2021)

From Daniel Victor's 11-9-21 NEW YORK TIMES obit for Dean Stockwell:

Dean Stockwell, who began his seven-decade acting career as a child in the 1940s and later had key roles in films including “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night” in 1962 and “Blue Velvet” in 1986, while also making his mark in television, most notably as the cigar-smoking Al Calavicci on the hit science fiction series “Quantum Leap,” died on Sunday. He was 85.

His death was confirmed by Jay Schwartz, a family spokesman, who did not say where Mr. Stockwell died or specify a cause.

In honor of Stockwell's passing, I suggest watching him perform the infamous "Rite to Summon Yog-Sothoth" in Daniel Haller's THE DUNWICH HORROR. This 1970 film was based on H.P. Lovecraft's 1929 novella of the same name.


 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

QAnon's JFK Jr. Obsession

From Michael Williams and Catherine Marfin's 11-2-21 DALLAS MORNING NEWS article entitled "QAnon Supporters Gather in Downtown Dallas Expecting JFK Jr. to Reappear":

Scores of QAnon believers gathered Tuesday afternoon in downtown Dallas in the hopes that John F. Kennedy Jr. would appear, heralding the reinstatement of Donald Trump as president.

The supporters first gathered Monday night in downtown Dallas, and about 1 p.m. Tuesday there were several hundred people near Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Kennedy’s son died in a plane crash in 1999 at age 38, but some supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory believe that he has spent the last 22 years in hiding. They think John F. Kennedy Jr. will reappear at the plaza before midnight Tuesday, Newsweek reported.

One post from a widely followed QAnon social media account said that after Trump was reinstated as president, he would step down and JFK Jr. would become president. Then former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would be appointed as his vice president and Trump would ultimately become the “king of kings,” according to Newsweek.

Experts who have been following QAnon since its inception said that even they were surprised by the number of people who showed up Tuesday in Dallas.

"Frankly, I’m kind of shocked at how many people turned out for this,” said Jared Holt, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab who researches domestic extremism [...].

While it may be hard not to laugh at some of the theory’s more outlandish claims, Holt said the fact that such a large group was able to mobilize in person is concerning.

“If they’re willing to show up to the Grassy Knoll thinking JFK Jr. is coming back, it scares me to think of what happens when they get real power,” he said.

JFK Jr. has been a popular figure among QAnon conspiracy theorists. In 2019, some members believed he would return on July 4 as Trump’s vice president, Forbes reported. Another theory posits that JFK Jr. is “Q,” the group’s anonymous leader, according to Forbes.

After a few hours of standing on the Grassy Knoll, waving at passing cars and reciting the pledge of allegiance, the crowd retreated from heavy rains. Some said they expected a revelation Tuesday night at the Rolling Stones concert in Dallas. Others vowed to return at midnight to the Grassy Knoll, where they believe JFK Jr. will appear.

Micki Larson-Olson, who wore a QAnon-themed Captain America costume Tuesday, said she not only believes JFK Jr. is alive — she also believes that his father was never assassinated and that the 104-year-old former president will appear to help usher in a Trump-JFK Jr. administration.

How will she react when the former president and his dead son do not show up?

“We’ll figure that something happened in the plan that made it not safe to do it,” she said. “If it doesn’t go down how I believe it will, that’s OK. We’ll figure it just wasn’t the right time.”

To read the entire article, click HERE.