Henry Kissinger and the true meaning of Bilderberg

It’s June, and you know what that means — Bilderberg season! Every year around this time, a selection of national and corporate leaders (and some of their biggest fans) get together for a no-holds-barred talk about running the world (and, some fear, running us).

It’s called Bilderberg because its first meeting was at the Hotel de Bilderberg in the Netherlands. Without belaboring the history of the annual meeting (because, who cares?) the thing is an opportunity for representatives of various countries in North America and Europe to discuss the issues of the day. This year, topics including cybersecurity and the American elections are on the table. Of course, the attendees deserve close scrutiny; but they always deserve close scrutiny, whether they all go on vacation together or not. Continue reading on Medium

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video by Lenny Flatley
featuring Amanda Rose Helbig

Screened for Blockbuster Video (Pittsburgh) on May 19, 2017

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Screened for VCLA (Los Angeles) at Nonplussed Fest 2017

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I’m on the Liminalist podcast!

Jasun Horsley’s Liminalist podcast is hard to succinctly summarize. Past guests include Jonathan Lethem,  Temple Grandin, and Alex Cox — so I’m in pretty good company.

Topics discussed include:

… on meeting Flat Earth-ers, getting accused of being an agent of Mossad, the error of flat-earthism as an appeal to antiquity, targeted individuals and energy-directed weapons, an honest dialogue between opposing viewpoints, falling between two stools, alien abductions & the eyes of beholders, a wide spectrum of belief, questioning the literal reality of the paranormal, Joseph’s anxiety attacks, opening a can of worms, a shift in perception, different levels, the Jon Ronson shtick, a journalist’s responsibility, an inner muckraker, observing the investigation, a voyage of discovery, the classical mission of the journalist, survival condos, conspiracy creeps & conspiracy culture, the high-concept conspiracy theory, where’s the there?, literal vs. figurative clues, Levenda again, Jim Hogan [sic] & Jonestown, The Necronomicon & stoners…

Listen at The Liminalist(Part 1) (Part 2)

Silicon Valley’s technolibertarian dream was invented by Timothy Leary

By 1980, Leary had become a counterculture icon, an international fugitive, a lodger in some of California’s finest penitentiaries, and eventually a resident of Beverly Hills. He had come far from his time as a young cadet at West Point and his subsequent career at Harvard researching psychedelic drugs. It was in this latter period that Leary’s theories emerged as a precursor to the weird transhumanist vision of Silicon Valley. In the 1960s, Leary’s pro-LSD jingle was “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out.” In the 1980s, his vision could be summed up in one word: SMI2LE.

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Paranoid delusions in the police state

According to Brian, the American security apparatus is more vast, more out-of-control than even Julian Assange would suspect. The result of having so many people running around with surveillance tools and law enforcement connections is that America is a de facto surveillance state, where we’re all victims of decentralized, lone wolf Stasi. Most of us just haven’t realized it yet.

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Defiant Trespass

Vincent Eirene is a peace activist and advocate for the homeless living in Pittsburgh, PA. I’ve been friends with Vincent for two decades, so it’s only natural that at some point we’d get together to talk about his protests at Carnegie Mellon University. This school, like many others, is an integral (and often unacknowledged) part of the American war machine.

Ethiopians

“[T]here are researchers who have carefully studied the life and work of [Aleister] Crowley and who believe that he succeeded in tapping into the very same twilight realm that is home to the so-called alien ‘Grays’ who practically dominate the modern era of UFOology.” Nick Redfern, Final Events

How one man turned conspiracy theories and impending doom into a YouTube empire

Davidson is probably the last person you’d suspect would become a conspiracy entrepreneur. Hailing from a well-to-do suburb outside Pittsburgh, he studied meteorology in college before receiving a B.A. in economics and then a law degree in 2011. It was around then when the tsunami and subsequent disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant introduced him to a world of scientific inquiry at odds with the mainstream. “I became really interested in the Japan earthquake,” he tells me, “just because I wanted to understand the raw power of what was going on.” This was at a time when pop culture was freaking out over an impending doomsday scheduled for Dec. 21, 2012.

Four years later, he’s not only making a living—he’s established a haven for hundreds of thousands of people whose outré beliefs make them feel marginalized. In short, he’s created a community of believers.

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The Earth is flat and ‘they’ don’t want you to know

In the year 1543, the Pope teamed up with Copernicus, the Church of England, and possibly Aristotle (who, inconveniently, had died in 322 B.C.) to convince unsuspecting Europeans that, despite the Earth’s obvious flatness, it’s actually a sphere, and that the sun is the center of the universe. In the years since, the usual bad guys—Catholics, Jews, and bankers—have jealously guarded the secret of the flat Earth. And with the birth of the space age, NASA (basically a joint project between the Freemasons and the Nazis) got involved. That, at least, is the story according to the Flat Earth Truthers, a small but vocal group who believe that the world is flat, and that this knowledge is the key to understanding who really runs the world.

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Corey Feldman Uncaged

Corey Feldman is an American actor and singer, best known for films including The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, and Gremlins.

He has also had a front seat to some of the more pressing conspiracies of our time.