Sunday, May 22, 2016

Shared Responsibility Committees (AKA Gangstalking)

CHAMELEO readers will definitely want to check out the following Federal Bureau of Investigation document that defines the primary objectives of what the FBI calls a "Shared Responsibility Committee."  Using the most bureaucratic, Orwellian, Cover Your Ass language possible, the document lays out the goals and obligations of gangstalking.  Here are the first three paragraphs of the document:

"Dear [list members of SRC]:

"We welcome your interest in participating in a Shared Responsibility Committee (SRC).  The FBI uses the term SRC to refer to multi-disciplinary groups voluntarily formed in local communities--at the initiative of the group and sometimes with the encouragement of the FBI--to which the FBI may agree to refer potentially violent extremists for intervention so long as the SRC operates consistent with the principles and expectations set out below.  This letter provides additional information on these principles and our role in referring individuals to an SRC.  Through this letter we hope to ensure you are fully aware of the FBI's role as a referring entity in the intervention process, as well as potential outcomes and risk so that you can make informed decisions about whether to participate in the SRC.

"The primary goals of an SRC intervention is disengagement.  Disengagement is defined as the social and psychological process whereby an individual's commitment to violence is reduced to such an extent that he/she is no longer at risk of using violence as a solution to a grievance.  It is not the role or goal of the SRC to influence an individual's core political or religious beliefs.

"The FBI's primary objectives in referring an individual to the SRC are to enable community partners to develop community-led multidisciplinary solutions and to build community resilience and foster greater community trust, while also fulfilling the FBI's national security and public safety responsibilities.  The FBI is not a member of the SRC."

To read the entire FBI document, click HERE.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

POSTSCRIPTS: THE DRAGONS OF THE NIGHT Has Been Released!



The latest volume of POSTSCRIPTS, which contains my novella "The Wedding Photographer" (17,300 words), arrived on my doorstep earlier today.  POSTSCRIPTS #36/37:  THE DRAGONS OF THE NIGHT also contains stories by Brian Aldiss, Paul Di Filippo, Darrell Schweitzer, Lavie Tidhar and many others.  Purchase a copy from PS Publishing by clicking HERE




PS Publishing, by the way, also released my 2014 collection of novellas, SPIES & SAUCERS, still available for purchase (click HERE for ordering info).

Spies and Saucers [Hardcover] Robert Guffey



"Robert Guffey’s book Spies and Saucers presents three novellas about UFOs, Men in Black, strange creatures and even stranger occurrences.  These tales are set in the '50s, but they sound as fresh as any modern story of UFOs and strange creatures.  Reading in bed or right before bed is not recommended for the faint of heart."
--Tessa B. Dick, author of Philip K. Dick:  Remembering Firebright and My Life on the Edge of Reality

"Robert Guffey’s Spies and Saucers is an unforgettable experience.  In this book, the three tales are distinct and yet also have clear thematic relationships to one another, all evoking an insightful view of the wonders and the fears of America in the '50s.  They also draw upon a rich array of pop culture, ranging from B-horror movies like The Devil Bat (1940) with Bela Lugosi to Irish folklore and the golden age of science fiction novels.

"These allusions enriched both occasions I’ve read Spies and Saucers (thankfully I have a hardback, as I’ll be returning to it again in the near future).  At the same time, I don’t believe knowledge of the various films and books to which Guffey refers is necessary, no more so than it is for reading and loving Thomas Pynchon.

"Spies and Saucers is thoughtful--at times dark, at times darkly humorous--but always enjoyable.

"Along with Cormac McCarthy, Guffey is my favorite modern fiction writer.  Spies and Saucers provides ample proof as to why I feel that way.”
--Gary D. Rhodes, author of The Perils of Moviegoing in America

"Robert Guffey is a writer of the first rank.  He is more.  He makes strange landscapes and people come alive in ways that remind the reader that, yes, this world is strange.  The three novellas in Spies and Saucers will shake up your soul and make you laugh, even if you don't want to.  You'll walk in his characters' shoes as they try to cope with exceedingly bent realities, and you'll know why winning and losing are only a part of a much larger and more surreal Weird that has taken over society.  Guffey makes his work look easy, but it isn't.  He's a magician.  He has the ineffable touch." 
--Jon Rappoport, author of The Secret Behind Secret Societies


Monday, May 16, 2016

H.P. Lovecraft and the 15-second Delay from Reality

Back in 1926, H.P. Lovecraft wrote the following words in his now famous short story "The Call of Cthulhu":

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."

According to a 4-7-14 article published on rt.com, H.P. Lovecraft was absolutely right.

If we can believe the research conducted by a team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, human beings are on a 15-second delay from reality.  Why would this be?  The simple answer:  To keep us all from going insane.

What follow are the first few paragraphs of the article:

"Scientists have revealed the human brain has a 15-second lag that helps stabilize incoming visual information, which we don’t notice bombarding us in the course of our everyday lives.
"Eyes tend to receive an enormous information load from dusk till dawn, and as one opens his or her eyes in the morning, the brain starts its intensive work, processing incoming pictures from the surroundings, including imagery from TV screens and computer monitors. 

"A team of vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed this secret of the human brain: To save us from insanity induced by a constantly changing torrent of pictures, shapes and colors – both virtual and real world – the brain filters out information, failing in most cases to notice small changes in a 15-second period of time.

"It actually means that what we do see is, in fact, a mixture of past and present. According to the research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, stability is attained at the expense of accuracy. 

"'What you are seeing at the present moment is not a fresh snapshot of the world but rather an average of what you've seen in the past 10 to 15 seconds,' said study author Jason Fischer, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at MIT."

To read the rest of this article, entitled "Brain '15-second Delay' Shields Us from Hallucinogenic Experience," click HERE.


According to a far more recent article, cognitive scientist David Hoffman contends he has employed evolutionary game theory to demonstrate that "our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions."  Here are the first two paragraphs of Amanda Gefter's 4-21-16 quantamagazine.org article entitled "The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality:"

"As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive is never the world directly, but rather our brain’s best guess at what that world is like, a kind of internal simulation of an external reality. Still, we bank on the fact that our simulation is a reasonably decent one. If it wasn’t, wouldn’t evolution have weeded us out by now? The true reality might be forever beyond our reach, but surely our senses give us at least an inkling of what it’s really like.
"Not so, says Donald D. Hoffman, a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. Hoffman has spent the past three decades studying perception, artificial intelligence, evolutionary game theory and the brain, and his conclusion is a dramatic one: The world presented to us by our perceptions is nothing like reality. What’s more, he says, we have evolution itself to thank for this magnificent illusion, as it maximizes evolutionary fitness by driving truth to extinction."


Further along in the article, Gefter quotes Hoffman as saying:


"Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive.  But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know.  And that’s pretty much all of reality, whatever reality might be.”

To read the entirety of Gefter's article, click HERE.

To read the entirety of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu," click HERE.

As an extra-special bonus, you will see below a sketch of the ultraterrestrial Cthulhu drawn by Lovecraft himself in 1934, the very first illustration of this most ubiquitous fictional (?) fiend....

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Monday, May 2, 2016

POSTSCRIPTS #36/37 IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

This volume includes twenty-four stories, including my 17,300-word novella "The Wedding Photographer."  Also included are such tales as "Abundances Above" by Brian Aldiss, "A Reverie of Time" by Allen Ashley, "Everything Finishes" by John Grant, "Karen Coxswain, or, Death as She is Truly Lived" by Paul Di Filippo, "The Man Without the Blue Balloon and the Woman Who Had Smiles Only for Him" by Scott Edelman, and "The Dragons of the Night" and "The Hutchison Boy" by Darrell Schweitzer. 
  
If you're interested in ordering a copy of this book (due to be published this very month), simply click HERE.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dick Gregory on Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

Consider this a sequel to my last post about Dick Gregory and the death of Prince.  I highly recommend watching in a row the following five interviews with Gregory.  Inevitably, there's some repetition here, but each segment builds on the previous one in a most fascinating way.

The information Gregory presents here echoes some of my own ruminations regarding Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, at least in regard to the very questionable nature of the official narrative surrounding Martin's death (as blindly reported by the mainstream media).  Here's what I wrote on January 18th of this year:


"When George Zimmerman was found 'not guilty' of Trayvon Martin’s murder on June 13, 2013, despite the overwhelming evidence against him, the world community couldn’t believe it.  The day Zimmerman escaped his due punishment, my friend Dion Fuller (the subject of my book Chameleo) sent me an email in which he wrote, '…in my very valuable opinion, this "kid" has the stink of the all new American Secret Police from day one.  He’s a gaslighting closet cop who is obviously too nutty to make it as a real cop, but that didn’t stop the new and improved crypto-control apparatus from exploiting that douche bag to Hell and back.'
 
"Obviously, Dion is speculating a great deal here, so let’s pause a moment and assume that Zimmerman has no real ties to the gangstalking community at all.  If so, this wouldn’t change the fact that Zimmerman is the perfect poster boy for the type of drone drawn into the world of gangstalking...."

(To read my original post, click HERE.)

1.  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin and Black Market Organ Harvesting:   

 

 

2.  Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and Blood Sacrifices:

 

3.  The Truth About Trayvon Martin:

 

4.  The Truth About Rodney King, DC Sniper and 9/11:

 

5.  On Shape-Shifters, Keys to Good Health and Surviving Cancer:



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Prince, Chemtrails, and George Washington

In the wake of Prince's recent premature death, it might be illuminating to revisit his April 27, 2009 comments regarding the controversial chemtrail phenomenon:  "[Dick Gregory] said something that really hit home about this phenomenon of chemtrails. And you know, when I was a kid I used to see these trails in the sky all the time and [think] ‘Oh that’s cool—a jet just went over.’ And then you started to see a whole bunch of them, and next thing you know everybody in your neighborhood was fighting and arguing and you didn’t know why."



In this statement, Prince is clearly suggesting that the covert purpose of chemtrails is out and out mind control and population reduction.  Readers of Leonard Cole's well-researched book, Clouds of Secrecy:  The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas, will immediately understand that this is by no means an unprecedented scenario. 


Tellingly, however, chemtrails and mind control were not the only "fringe subjects" that fascinated Prince.  Take note in particular of his statement in this same interview regarding the eight American presidents who preceded George Washington:  "We live in a place now that feels just about like a plantation.  We're all indentured servants.  When I found out that there were eight presidents before George Washington, I wanted to smack somebody.  I wanted to know why I was taught otherwise."

In my 2014 essay "The War Against the Imagination:  How to Teach in a System Designed to Fail," I wrote about my own experience learning this same obscure aspect of American history:

"In light of the increasing amount of darkly surreal political scandals emerging from the White House these days (i.e., 'Benghazi-gate,' 'AP-gate,' 'IRS-gate'), one can’t help but wonder if the real reason Those In Power wish to eradicate fiction from American education is to make the next generation of voters unfamiliar with the very concept of fiction itself, thus rendering the citizenry incapable of recognizing pure fiction when it appears on the nightly news or—more specifically—when it comes pouring out of the mouth of a duplicitous President on a regular basis.  Distinguishing between lies and truth requires the skill to think independently, a skill best reinforced by the imagination itself, the ability to consider possibilities.

"One day many years ago, back when I was in middle school, my Civics teacher became ill all of a sudden.  A substitute teacher came to take his place.  I think he was in his early to mid-twenties.  He was a handsome blond gentleman, fairly athletic looking.  He didn’t seem like your normal kind of teacher at all.  He ignored the instructions our regular teacher had left for him and instead launched into a monologue that went something like this:  'Everything you know is a lie.  Everything you’ve been taught is a lie.  History?  It’s just a pack of fairy tales.  Hey, you, kid!'  He pointed at a popular boy sitting in the front row.  'Who’s George Washington?'

"The boy laughed nervously, sensing a trick question in the air.  'Uh… well, uh, the first President of America?'

"'Wrong.  The first President of the United States was a man named John Hanson.  So what’s George Washington most famous for?  What’d he do?'

"'Uh… he… well, he chopped down a cherry tree, right?'

"'Yeah?  And then what he’d do?'

"The kid couldn’t answer, so somebody else jumped in:  'He told his mom about it, ‘cause he couldn’t tell a lie!'

"The substitute replied, 'Bullshit, man!  Just more bullshit, never happened!  None of this ever fucking happened!'

"An uncomfortable silence fell upon the room.  The most disruptive class clowns weren’t even making funny noises with their armpits.  Nobody knew what to do.  Abruptly, everybody had been teleported to an alternate dimension where everything seemed a lot more uncertain—and a lot more serious—than ever before.

"He suggested to us that if we wanted to understand 'true' history, we should read a novel entitled Illuminatus!, a three-volume work of psychedelic fabulism by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.  Needless to say, we never saw that particular teacher again.  I shouldn’t have been surprised.

"Nor should I have been surprised when I discovered, ten years later, while doing research among the stacks of the CSU Long Beach library, that John Hanson was 'elected President of the United States in Congress Assembled on November 5, 1781, the first of seven such one-year termed presidents,' whereas George Washington wasn’t elected President until 1789.  My source for that little-known factoid is an obscure 1978 book entitled The Illuminoids.  Is it possible that that weird substitute had read the same book?  Maybe he’d even read the same exact copy!  I wish I could ask him.  I often wonder if he’s still in the teaching biz.  Somehow I doubt it."

[END OF EXCERPT]

I wouldn't be at all surprised if a tattered, well-read copy of Neal Wilgus' The Illuminoids is sitting on Prince's bookshelf at this very moment.  

(If you would like to read the entirety of my article "The War Against the Imagination," simply click HERE.)

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One last note:  At one point during his aforementioned 4-27-09 interview, you will hear Prince reference trailblazing comedian/writer/activist Dick Gregory.  If you're not already familiar with Gregory's work, you should definitely begin by reading his important 1978 book Code Name "Zorro":  The Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. (written in collaboration with Mark Lane, the former attorney of James Earl Ray, King's accused assassin).  In the 1990s, this book was reprinted under the title Murder in Memphis:  The FBI and the Assassination of Martin Luther King.

 

And if you ever had a desire to know exactly what it was like to live through the chaotic end of the Richard Nixon's administration while being harassed by the President's deadly cadre of thugs, spies and assassins, you should take the time to listen to Gregory's final, incendiary standup comedy performance, released on vinyl in 1974 under the appropriate title Caught in the Act.  



"If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.”--Dick Gregory  
f they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.
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f they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/d/dick_gregory.html

Monday, April 18, 2016

Jacques Vallee's CONFRONTATIONS

CHAMELEO readers will be intrigued by the following excerpt from Jacques Vallee's excellent 1990 book CONFRONTATIONS:  A SCIENTIST'S SEARCH FOR ALIEN CONTACT:

"On May 15, 1978, another strange experience happened to Mrs. Victor, although it was not connected with a UFO sighting.  She was in the house of one of her patients, an elderly woman, when she suddenly fell on the floor as if someone had thrown her down violently; over the next several minutes she was severely beaten by an invisible entity.  The older lady reported that she saw Mrs. Victor turning and spinning on the floor, hitting obstacles in her path.  She suffered multiple bruises, a sliver of wood punctured a vein, and she broke her leg.  She had to spend six days in the hospital.  At the time of my visit she showed me her bandaged foot, which had not completely healed [...]

"The sequence of the sighting, the abduction, and the beating is a very interesting one.  Naturally, the latter incident fits into no theory of extraterrestrial visitation:  if UFOs are spacecraft piloted by beings from another planet, why should the witnesses find themselves under unprovoked physical attacks by invisible entities?  For this reason such incidents are generally withheld from publication by UFO enthusiasts [...].

"Another important lesson from this experience concerns the uselessness of Occam's razor.  This expression is applied to a rule of thinking in science that states that one should never invoke a complex hypothesis when a simple one will fit.  It all depends, of course, on what one means by 'simple.'  The theory of a spherical earth spinning around the universe with over fourteen different motions is incredibly complex when compared to the elegant theory of a flat, motionless earth, with the sun and the celestial bodies simple lamps carried around by angels.

"Occam must have had a beard.

"In UFO research, as in other fields, one is frequently forced to set aside Occam's razor and to accept the frustrating complexity of the physical world--and the even more complex reality of the human beings within it."

--from Chapter Six, "Beacon Probe" (pp. 81-85)