Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Jon Rappoport on "The Psyop to Neuter The Rebel"

Highly recommended:  Investigative journalist Jon Rappoport's most recent blog post, "The Psyop to Neuter The Rebel," a brief excerpt from which can be found below:

"'THIS or THAT' is the history of Earth: choose reality program A or B. The choice was always a con.
 
"We're well into a time period when the experts and scientific authorities are settling on the human being as a biological machine that can only respond to programming. That's their view and their default position.
 
"It's sheer madness, of course, but what else do you expect? We're in an intense technological age, and people are obsessed with making things run smoother. They treat their precious little algorithms for control like the Crown Jewels. They're terribly enthusiastic about the problem they're solving, and that problem is us.
 
"We're the wild cards, a fact which they take to be the result of our improper and incomplete conditioning. They aim to fix that."
 
Click HERE to read the entirety of Jon Rappoport's "The Psyop to Neuter The Rebel."

Monday, January 16, 2017

Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King

In September of 1995, political researcher Dave Emory recorded the following episode of his radio show, For the Record (#46), in which he analyzes William F. Pepper's book, Orders to Kill:  The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King (Carroll & Graf, 1995).  According to Emory's website, Spitfirelist.com, this series "discusses, among other things:  an organized crime arms-smuggling ring, which maneuvered accused assassin James Earl Ray into position to take the fall for the crime; the member of that arms-smuggling ring who boasted of actually [having] done the shooting; the Army intelligence program to surveil and neutralize black American leaders (including King); the 20th Special Forces Group 'A team' that, according to Pepper, served as a backup sniper team poised to kill Dr. King and his then-aide Andrew Young (in case the organized crime marksman missed); and the apparent role of elements of the National Security Agency in helping to set Ray up for the assassination."  You can listen to the entirety of For the Record #46 right HERE.  You can also hear the show on YouTube:



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Florida Airport Assailant

From Lizette Alvarez, Richard Fausset, and Adam Goldman's 1-6-17 New York Times article entitled "Florida Airport Assailant May Have Heard Voices Urging Violence, Officials Say": 

"Federal law enforcement officials said they were investigating whether the gunman who opened fire on Friday at the airport here, killing five people and wounding eight, was mentally disturbed and heard voices in his head telling him to commit acts of violence.

"According to a senior law enforcement official, the gunman, identified as Esteban Santiago, 26, walked into the F.B.I. office in Anchorage in November and made disturbing remarks that prompted officials to urge him to seek mental health care.

"Mr. Santiago, appearing 'agitated and incoherent,' said 'that his mind was being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency,' the official said."

To read the entire New York Times article, click HERE

From Shepard Ambellas's 1-6-17 Intellihub article entitled "Airport Shooter Admits He Was 'Mind Controlled' By Intelligence Agency, Eyewitness Claims There Were At Least Three Other 'Sleepers,' Shooters, With High-powered Rifles Shooting Into Crowd":

"...an eyewitness to the actual event maintains that after they caught the first guy 'there had to be three sleepers [three other shooters].' 

"'[…] we could see inside literally where the windows — you could see the fire coming from the barrels. There was like at least three people in there still shooting. Like it was like a high-powered rifle, like an AR or something […]. They was non-stop shooting. Like they just started hitting different people inside the crowd. We had to leave. We had to get on the roof.'"

To read Ambellas's entire article, click HERE.

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Cryptoscatology Top Ten: The Best Comic Books of 2016!

1. Patience by Daniel Clowes (published by Fantagraphics):

I've been reading Daniel Clowes's work since the publication of The Adventures of Lloyd Llewellyn in 1986.  Since that time I've been amazed by the fact that Clowes continues to top himself with one masterpiece after another:  Live a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (1993), Ghost World (1997), David Boring (2000), etc.  Patience, a convoluted plunge through conflicting layers of memory and loss, somehow combines the complex narrative structure of a Philip K. Dick novel with the pseudo-psychedelic visuals of a 1960s Jack Kirby superhero comic book and the intense emotional impact of a time travel story by Jack Finney.  



2. Mooncop by Tom Gauld (published by Drawn & Querterly):

Tom Gauld's latest graphic novel, Mooncop, is an absurd but wistful journey through a desolate lunar landscape where law and order does not need to be maintained... and yet our title character dedicates his life to maintaining it anyway.



3.  The Longest Day of the Future by Lucas Varela (published by Fantagraphics):

A seemingly endless war between two mega-corporations in the near-future is made even more chaotic by the sudden intervention of an alien spaceship.  This nearly wordless satire combines the cultural criticism of Frederick Pohl and Cyril Kornbluth's The Space Merchants with the visual imagination of Terry Gilliam's Brazil.



4.  Panther by Brecht Evens (published by Drawn and Quarterly):

If Jonathan Carroll, author of The Land of Laughs (1980) and many other excellent dark fantasies, somehow reached across time and space to collaborate with Val Lewton, producer of Cat People (1942) and numerous other groundbreaking horror films, to create a children's book that no child in their right mind should ever read, the result might very well be Panther by Brecht Evens, one of the most disturbing and creepy horror stories I've read in many, many years.



5.  Motor Girl by Terry Moore (published Abstract Studios):

A very funny series that, in Moore's own words, centers on "a girl and her best friend, a gorilla.  The pair work together fixing cars at a gas station in the desert, and one day, they're approached by an alien with a damaged UFO.  She helps him on his way, and word of mouth about her excellent services makes her little garage a UFO hot spot...."  The fact that the objective reality of both the gorilla and the alien is constantly in question makes the series even more fascinating and humorous.



6.  Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (published by Dark Horse):

This revisionist superhero series, clearly taking its initial inspiration from Marv Wolfman and George Perez's Crisis on Infinite Earths (published by DC Comics from 1985 to 1986), is about a group of super-powered beings who find themselves inexplicably exiled from their world after having survived an epic battle with a gigantic alien called "the Anti-God."  The five main characters, Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien, must adjust to an introspective life spent dealing with the day-to-day mundanities of a rural farm community in the middle of nowhere.  Essentially trapped in limbo, they must conceal their true identities from all those around them while trying to figure out how to return to their homes in Spiral City.  This dark comedy, or comedic drama, is far better than any mainstream superhero comic book published by DC Comics during the past ten years. 



7.  Providence by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows (published by Avatar):

The best analysis of H.P. Lovecraft's impact on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries takes the form of journalist Robert Black's episodic journey from quasi-innocence to unalterable, unholy awareness in a meta-horror-story that turns Lovecraft's original narratives upside down and inside out, changing forever the way the readers will perceive Lovecraft's fictional pantheon of demi-gods, demons and their (often too-human) acolytes here on Earth.



8.  #24 and #25 by Steve Ditko (published by Robin Snyder & Steve Ditko):

In last year's Top Ten list, I mistakenly identified Ditko's latest series as "A Ditko."  Publisher Robin Snyder soon pointed out to me that Ditko's anthology doesn't actually bear a specific title. Though A Ditko was indeed the title of an early issue in the series, the fact is that the series can only be identified by each individual issue number.  I find this wonderful.  What other series can make the same claim?  It's a rare example of anti-advertising.  It's as if Ditko is going out of his way to make finding his latest series a quixotic experience... a labyrinthine journey that's well worth the effort.  This remains one of the most unique comic books being published today.  Nothing else on the stands looks like this at all.  2016 saw the publication of two more issues of the series:  #24 and #25, featuring brand new stories about such bizarre Ditko characters as "The !?," "The," "Outline," "The Madman," and course "The Avenging World."  Though comic book fans and historians naturally lavish praise on Ditko's early masterpieces such as Spider-man and Doctor Strange, I think it will be very clear in the not-so-distant future that this series is among Ditko's most important works.  Do not miss it.



9.  The Silver Surfer by Dan Slott and Michael Allred (published by Marvel):

Though just as much a bastardization of Jack Kirby's original concept as Stan Lee and John Buscema's watered-down space epics from the late 1960s, Dan Slott and Michael Allred's interpretation of The Silver Surfer nonetheless remains one of the most charming mainstream comics being published today.  Filled with both humor and heart, essential qualities sorely lacking in most mainstream comics being foisted off on the public these days, this series is a constant delight to read.  If Robert Sheckley--author of The Tenth Victim (1965), Mindswap (1967), Dimension of Miracles (1968), and numerous other brilliantly satirical novels--had ever written a Marvel superhero comic book, it probably would have read like this.  

 

10.  The Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (published by Marvel): 

Here's a true rarity:  a mainstream comic book, written by an ex-CIA agent no less, that feels intensely personal, breathes new dimensions into characters that were never intended to be anything more than action adventure icons, creates minor supporting characters who also possess deep emotions, and manages to success at all this while never forgetting to be exactly what it has to be--a Marvel superhero comic.  Readers unfamiliar with the history of Marvel comic books will still be able to enjoy this series as a self-contained story.  As Cory Doctorow recently wrote on Boing Boing

"Though [the Vision] is still a member of the Avengers, he and his family -- a robot wife, a pair of robot children -- have settled in the DC suburbs, determined to live their lives as normal humans, despite being able to fly, walk through walls, and kill at a blow.

"So Vision becomes a story about assimilation, about wanting to be like everyone but not fitting in. But as King's storytelling makes clear from the first page, it's a story about fate and destiny, about the knowledge that it can't possibly work, that there is a world out there of people who will never accept you, regardless of your merits or accomplishments -- and certainly not because they owe their lives to you.

"In places, Vision reads as a parable about the lives of demobilized veterans of color, hated by the country they risked everything for. In other places, it's a story about simple prejudice. All throughout, it is a story about love, and fury.

"I was never enough of a Marvel comics fan to be able to keep the various pantheons and incarnations clear in my head, but it's clear that King has brought a deep knowledge of the material to this story [...].  I'm here to testify as someone who was virtually totally ignorant of the setting and history: Vision is a moving and gripping story you won't soon forget."


By the way, several important archival collections were published in 2016 as well, all of which are also highly recommended:

The World of Edena by Moebius (published by Dark Horse):


Suicide Squad:  The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1 by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru (published by DC Comics):


Supergirl:  The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1 by Otto Binder and Jim Mooney (published by DC Comics):  


Devil Tales edited by Steve Banes (published by IDW):


Snake Tales edited by Mike Howlett (published by IDW):


The Complete Voodoo Vol. 2 edited by Craig Yoe (published by IDW):  


Machine Man:  The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (published by Marvel Comics):


Marvel Masterworks:  The Black Panther Vol. 2 by Jack Kirby (published by Marvel Comics):


The Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu Omnibus Vol. 1 by Steve Englehart, Doug Moench, Len Wein, Jim Starlin, Paul Gulacy, and John Buscema (published by Marvel Comics):


World Without End:  The Complete Collection by Jamie Delano and John Higgins (published by Dover):  


Sunday, January 8, 2017

"What's At the End of Main Street?" Part Three in NEW DAWN #160

It's here at last!  The most recent issue of New Dawn Magazine (No. 160, January/February 2016) contains the THRILLING CONCLUDING CHAPTER of my three-part series entitled "What's At the End of Main Street?:  The Struggle Between the Artificial and the Real in Recent Gnostic Cinema."  The two previous installments analyzed key examples of "Gnostic Cinema" (films that explore the illusory nature of reality within a fictional framework) ranging from 1924's Sherlock Jr. to 2002's The Mothman Prophecies.  Part Three begins in 2003 with Francisco Athie's overlooked surrealist masterpiece, Vera, and ends in 2014 with Jennifer Kent's critically acclaimed debut film, The Babadook.

New Dawn Magazine, available from a well-stocked newsstand NEAR YOU, is also available from the New Dawn website HERE.  

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Adventures in Gangstalking

What follows is an end-of-the-year roundup of gangstalking-related links, documents, and news articles I haven't had the time to post until now:

1)  Here's an unclassified U.S. Special Operations Command document regarding the "Continuous Clandestine Tagging, Tracking, and Locating" of what is referred to as "Human Beings and Other Important Targets" (pay particular attention to the "Bioengineered Signature Translation" on p. 15).  Click HERE to peruse the entire document.

2)  In Valerie Gauriat's1-29-16 euronews.com article entitled "The Women Who Knew Too Much," whistleblower Stephanie Gibaud refers to "organised mobbing, gang stalking" being used against her by Swiss bank UBS.  Here are the first few paragraphs of the article:

“The woman who really knew too much” is how Stephanie Gibaud has described herself.
"It’s also the title of a book published last year by the former marketing manager of Swiss bank UBS.
"A book that’s led to her being summoned to court to answer libel claims brought by its French subsidiary. It’s the third time in six years, that she’s facing her former employer in the French courts.
"'UBS filed a complaint against me in 2010 for libel; for daring to ask questions about illegal canvassing and tax evasion. I had to go on trial in 2010, and of course I was discharged. And then it was I who brought UBS before a tribunal for harassment, where I also won. And in both cases, there was no appeal,' Gibaud told euronews.
"Charged with money laundering and tax fraud, the Swiss bank has had to pay bail of more than one billion euros. According to the ongoing investigation, UBS has concealed more than 12 billion euros from French tax authorities via offshore accounts and yet it continues to hound its former employee.
"'That’s what I call ‘organised mobbing, gang stalking.' It’s meant to make you crack. That’s what they expect. Because you’re just a crumb in front of this super-powerful multinational firm. And it shows the impunity of those companies whose only rule is money,” added Gibaut."

To read the rest of Gauriat's article, click HERE.

3)  Here are some relevant excerpts from Cory Doctorow's 10-26-16 Boing Boing article entitled "AT&T Developed a 'Product' for Spying on All Its Customers and Made Millions Selling It to Warrantless Cops":

"AT&T's secret 'Hemisphere' product is a database of calls and call-records on all its customers, tracking their location, movements, and interactions -- this data was then sold in secret to American police forces for investigating crimes big and small (even Medicare fraud), on the condition that they never reveal the program's existence.

"The gag order that came with the data likely incentivized police officers to lie about their investigations at trial -- something we saw happen repeatedly in the case of Stingrays, whose use was also bound by secrecy demands from their manufacturers. Because the data was sold by AT&T and not compelled by government, all of the Hemisphere surveillance was undertaken without a warrant or judicial review (indeed, it's likely judges were never told the true story of where the data being entered into evidence by the police really came from -- again, something that routinely happened before the existence of Stingray surveillance was revealed).

"The millions given to AT&T for its customers' data came from the federal government under the granting program that also allowed city and town police forces to buy military equipment for civilian policing needs. Cities paid up to a million dollars a year for access to AT&T's customer records.

"EFF is suing the US government to reveal DoJ records on the use of Hemisphere data.

AT&T has a long history of illegal spying. In 2006, we learned that AT&T built a secret room in its San Francisco switching center to allow the NSA unfettered access to the nation's internet communications. In 2015, we learned that AT&T was the NSA's favorite mass surveillance contractor, and the NSA used that contractor relationship to ensure that the most radioactively illegal spying took place outside its environs, shifting the worst criminality to AT&T."

To read the rest of Doctorow's article, click HERE.

4)  Here's some essential information from Ian Sample's 11-7-16 Guardian article entitled "U.S. Military Successfully Tests Electrical Brain Stimulation to Enhance Staff Skills": 

"US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators [emphasis added] and others in the armed forces’ most demanding roles.
"The successful tests of the devices pave the way for servicemen and women to be wired up at critical times of duty, so that electrical pulses can be beamed into their brains to improve their effectiveness in high pressure situations.
"The brain stimulation kits use five electrodes to send weak electric currents through the skull and into specific parts of the cortex. Previous studies have found evidence that by helping neurons to fire, these minor brain zaps can boost cognitive ability.
"The technology is seen as a safer alternative to prescription drugs, such as modafinil and ritalin, both of which have been used off-label as performance enhancing drugs in the armed forces. 
"But while electrical brain stimulation appears to have no harmful side effects, some experts say its long-term safety is unknown, and raise concerns about staff being forced to use the equipment if it is approved for military operations [...].
"In a new report, scientists at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio describe how the performance of military personnel can slump soon after they start work if the demands of the job become too intense [...].
"The tests are not the first to claim beneficial effects from electrical brain stimulation. Last year, researchers at the same US facility found that tDCS [i.e., 'transcranial direct current stimulation'] seemed to work better than caffeine at keeping military target analysts vigilant after long hours at the desk. Brain stimulation has also been tested for its potential to help soldiers spot snipers more quickly in VR training programmes.
"Neil Levy, deputy director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, said that compared with prescription drugs, electrical brain stimulation could actually be a safer way to boost the performance of those in the armed forces. 'I have more serious worries about the extent to which participants can give informed consent, and whether they can opt out once it is approved for use,' he said. 'Even for those jobs where attention is absolutely critical, you want to be very careful about making it compulsory, or there being a strong social pressure to use it, before we are really sure about its long-term safety.'
"But while the devices may be safe in the hands of experts, the technology is freely available, because the sale of brain stimulation kits is unregulated. They can be bought on the internet or assembled from simple components, which raises a greater concern, according to Levy."
To read the rest of Sample's article, click HERE.

5)  Here's a related article, published only about a week after the previous one, courtesy of journalist Clare Wilson of New Scientist.  This 11-15-16 article is entitled "Electric Fields Can Stimulate Deep In Your Brain Without Surgery" (readers of Chameleo should note the location of the neuroscience conference, as mentioned in paragraph five below):

"It’s one of the boldest treatments in medicine: delivering an electrical current deep into the brain by implanting a long thin electrode through a hole in the skull.
"Such 'deep brain stimulation' (DBS) works miracles on people with otherwise untreatable epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease – but drilling into someone’s head is an extreme step. In future, we may be able to get the same effects by using stimulators placed outside the head, an advance that could see DBS used to treat a much wider range of conditions.
"DBS is being investigated for depression, obesity and obsessive compulsive disorder, but this research is going slowly. Implanting an electrode requires brain surgery, and carries a risk of infection, so the approach is only considered for severe cases.
"But Nir Grossman of Imperial College London and his team have found a safer way to experiment with DBS – by stimulating the brain externally, with no need for surgery.
"The technique, unveiled at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego, California, this week, places two electrical fields of different frequencies outside the head. The brain tissue where the fields overlap is stimulated, while the tissue under just one field is unaffected because the frequencies are too high. For instance, they may use one field at 10,000 hertz and another at 10,010 hertz. The affected nerve cells are stimulated at 10 hertz – the difference between the two frequencies."
To read the rest of Wilson's article, click HERE.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Gnostic Astronaut

Recommended listening:  "The Gnostic Astronaut," an illuminating lecture by Terence McKenna (author of The Archaic Revival, Food of the Gods, True Hallucinations, and other cryptoscatological books) delivered to the Shared Visions Bookstore in Berkeley, CA in June of 1984: