- "Back in the 60's there was an Army major who worked
for MKUltra. I can't remember his name now (visible in his dotage?) and
he was a known Satanist. Anton Szanador LaVey founded The FirstChurch of
Satan in San Francisco around the same time. What was being expressed
in the hearts and minds of that small collective known as 'hippies' was
only one philosophical construct that came out of the period. I have certain
memories of San Francisco, although I didn't spend a lot of time there.
The California side of the equation always struck me as airhead
central; forgive me if I have offended any long term residents who resonate
with the landscape."
- His daughter contacted me in Laguna Beach at
the Sawdust Festival. She wanted to commission me to do murals in his black-mansion
in San Francisco. So I went to his headquarters on Van Ness Avenue,
at her invitation, and what I found ended anything real or actually subversive
that he or she might have been involved in. What they wanted were red-devils
with tails and horns and tridents in their hands-they weren't evil, just
another version of common Carney's in the midway of the 60's form, of what
then passed for demonic.
- "Whatever may have been taking place during that
period, which got identified as peace and love, was not the only emergent
thing. Human nature is capable of all sorts of things. Eventually whatever
you wind up with has everything to do with whether you are all about self
interest or more at home serving and enjoying the greater good; should
that oft referenced and seldom seen condition ever actually appear. I remember
the genuine presence of something fine and noble in the full time residents
of that temporary culture. I remember that ten times that number would
swell the ranks every weekend and that speaks volumes about all sorts of
things. I remember how real and vital it all was to me. After these many
years, it stands out as one of the brief moments in which I was able to
interact with what I held in a higher regard than all the rest of the repetitious,
bullshit redundancies that are the usual order of the day. I remember returning
around 18 months later to a war zone, where everything formerly familiar
had departed. It was all about heroin and speed, with the occasional souls
squatting in doorways in hope of Ginsberg's 'angry fix'"
- It's very interesting because I was in that generation
(the silent-generation) that was just beyond the birth of what you experienced
directly. I got to see what you saw from the outside looking in as one
of those that "couldn't be trusted," because we were too old:
This is where the parallax view kicks in.
- For instance you mentioned, a few columns back having
had an encounter with Scientology. I too had that as well.
- I was living in Corona Del Mar, with someone
that was just completing "becoming clear." So I asked him to
get me a commission from Scientology to do a portrait of L. Ron Hubbard;
which he did. I had prints made for their convention which was held at
a major hotel in LA, where I contracted for a booth to sell the prints.
When I got there I discovered that Scientology would not pay for the oil
portrait (a typical transaction of the organization), as they almost never
ever paid anyone for anything, which I only learned of, later on.
- The convention was centered on an auditorium that was
darkened wherein the only object that was illuminated was a bronze bust
of Hubbard, and the convention consisted of listening to his tapes: It
was beyond creepy.
- Consequently I took the oil painting and smashed it onto
a door closer on the door-way beside my booth so that the metal closer
protruded from the upper right hand corner of the painting. Then I proceeded
to sell the posters, and give the story of how it came to be, to those
still interested. "SECURITY" became very nervous but seemed unclear
about what they should "do" about me. A few hours later in the
john I met a reporter from TIME magazine and we began to compare notes
about this relatively new phenomena of Scientology, and what it was really
doing in this country.
- It turned out that their security forces; all in gray
sharkskin suits were exactly the right age to have been SS members in their
former lives. The reporter filled me in on Scientology's' Navy, that allowed
them discretion and communications world-wide, independent of having to
use more traditional methods. Scientology it seems had just been banned
in Britain. After the convention I wrote up an eleven page report
which I forwarded to the FBI, that later turned out to be the document
that placed Scientology on the national watch list of the FBI. So again
we were involved in some of the exact same movements of those days, but
just from very different perspectives.
- "There is a lot of dark and sinister activity in
the dark and sinister world, which we occupy. That dark and sinister state
has been gang-fucked into our situations for pretty much all of the centuries
since they got around to recording and revising all of the histories that
supposedly came before the moment in which we find ourselves today. I suppose
that is a justifiable precedence for believing in cabals and overlords
who exercise a firm hand of control over all of our affairs and... I'm
not saying they don't, at least as far as it goes for those of you who
submit to them.
- It's understandable that some of you think the occupy
Wall Street movement is just another controlled expression by the usual
suspects, whose intent is to destroy our hope and kill our initiative.
Because most people don't look deeply into things, it is easy to arrive
at the conclusion that Masonry is the be all, end all and chief villain
behind all of our torments and difficulties without grasping that it's
more about the tenor and darkness of the times that it gets expressed in
than it is about any enduring resident evil."
- And that evil has always involved the major players both
collectively and personally. For instance the Senator that appointed me
to the Air Academy in 1959, who was at the time the Chairman
of the Armed Services Committee for the US Senate, was also the
head of Kerr-McGee Oil. (Senator Robert S, Kerr) After the military, and
after the LBJ debacle, I was a co-owner of an investigative magazine inOklahoma that
was formed to write the stories that others would not print. When LBJ stepped
down I left for California, but my partner (one of my body-guards
and ex-NSIA agent) during the years and after of my opposition to the president,
had stayed behind to run the magazine. He was doing a story on Kerr-Magee
oil when he was murdered, and this was before the Karen Silkwood story
became national news.
- I remember thinking about the strangeness of these events
and the situation that could have contained such a weird set of associations
within so few players, and why I survived-there was no answer worth the
time I spent trying to figure that out it "just happened that
way." And I suspect that many of the events we are all suffering through
right now may still suffer from the same kinds of unexplainable circumstances.
Or as you said today:
- "I don't really concern myself with what people
believe or how they arrived at that. The large majority of the population
generally comes to believe what supports the opinions they have already
formed and are not usually open to principles and perspectives that challenge
their disingenuous explanations for the usual indulgences of self interest;
not forgetting what I already said about that. Most of the people who make
up the world audience and most of the people that milk it, are all recognizable
neighbors in the enduring collective deceit that finds its voice and fealty
in survival instincts, their sexual organs and their stomachs. You'll just
make yourself depressed and unfulfilled by expecting anything more.
- I've heard it said that even if it happens at the hands
of a total degenerate, sanctimonious hypocrite, you can still have a real
and lasting spiritual experience depending on the level of your faith and
conviction. Most things aren't what they seem and your destinies and dependencies
are not necessarily as hard wired as you think they are, given that you
have any idea of what is or isn't so in the first place.
- The idea of secret cabals of twisted individuals that
run everything is about as real as the degree of your faith in that supposition.
This is not to say that a consortium of bankers, political whores and all
the rest of them are not continuously busy stealing everything that isn't
nailed down and coming back with crowbars for the rest. This is about perception
and position relative to your degree of confinement and servitude. Most
people get what they deserve for being lazy, paranoid and cheap. Most people
convinced themselves of something and wind up the victim of it down the
road. Most people have no problem adjusting the facts to suit their preferences,
or justifying their actions through some form of self deception about what
they were really up to.
- Of course there is some amount of controlled opposition
going on with the Wall Street movement. Of course there are elements within
the Masonic orders and every other group that's engaged in the manipulation
of human affairs. Of course this is the terra firma of the prince of the
air and all things are skewed toward the corruption and destruction of
all of the better possibilities of our nature but that's not the whole
- You're not as defenseless and screwed as you might imagine
based on surface appearances. Your biggest problem is not these self serving
psychopaths in high places. Your biggest problem is yourself and the weaknesses
and appetites you rationalize and engage in, while professing to be otherwise.
No external force or personage has any more power over you than what you
provide by making yourself available to it through the usual conceits and
weaknesses of your unformed and unexamined being."
- And it is this set of facts that differentiates us from
the other beasts upon the planet. Moreover it remains within our abilities
to counter the weaknesses that one way or another come to all of us, in
such ways that not only do we have the opportunity to change what has been
presented to us as something that cannot ever be either refuted or defeated-but
with the right point of view we can actually turn the darkness of these
supposed powers back upon themselves. Admittedly this is not easy, but
it is entirely POSSIBLE! There are far more of "us" than most
people realize walking this planet; and what we need to do is awaken them
to their own full potential. (1)
- "These times are like no other times. The usual
terms and traditions are no longer as preeminent as they once appeared
to be. The very nature of their oppressive behaviors and intentions is
proof positive that they are losing their grip on the hearts and minds
of their subjects and victims. The critical concern is that any of you
might see the possibility of the moment and seize upon it, rather than
allowing it to become just one more missed opportunity in the cycling recurrence
of lifetimes so employed. What you may or may not do is not my affair,
that is your concern, or otherwise, it just wasn't that important and you
may repent at your leisure." (2)
- I don't know what it is that connects Visible and me,
but whatever it is it seems to have been on a roll now for quite awhile.
- 1) The Wayseer Manifesto
- 2) Condo Dwelling in Perpetual Hamster City