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Wednesday, December 28. 2022
Basically, it's like the Trailer Park Boys meets The X-Files. In other words: a bunch of comedy actors pretend to investigate made-up anomalous bullshit.
Much like the Trailer Park Boys the team comprises of a bunch of numbnuts, notably Travis (Bubbles) Taylor (an alleged astrophysicist with a Ph.D in what one can only imagine is 'Advanced Bullshitting'), Brandon Fugal (the Mr. Lahey of the park/ranch - albeit a sober one but just as equally dumb), Tom Winterton (Julian), Erik Bard (Randy) and security chief Bryant "Dragon" Arnold (the obvious Ricky of the group with a completely dumbass nickname).
On each episode the boys use state-of-the-art technology to investigate ordinary events that have been dramatically exaggerated out of all context, whilst fabricating the failure of that technology as the cameras mysteriously keep rolling without succumbing to the same fate as all the other equipment. Pieces of rust are discovered in an industrial vacuum cleaner, Venus is repeatedly filmed in the sky, torch beams are shone off some nearby trees, and the reflection of the rising sun bouncing off the top of a mesa is considered to be of incredible significance. When a cow mysteriously dies (apparently of fright) no-one seems to conclude that it might have had something to do with the boys shooting rockets into the sky for no other reason than it being fun to launch rockets.
If, by season 3, anyone has any shadow of a doubt that the whole thing is a badly pulled off hoax, then just to set the matter in concrete they bring a whole host of shady guests onto the show like professional goat starer Colonel John B. Alexander and lucrative disinformation agent George Knapp.
An exceptionally entertaining show for all the wrong reasons, I can only highly recommend it for its unintentional hilarity.
Tuesday, December 27. 2022
'The star of the TV show The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch Travis Taylor has accused “debunkers” of having a bias in their research. In the interview that appeared last week on 8 News Now, journalist George Knapp reveals the double life of this star. He was secretly working as the chief scientist for the Pentagon’s UAP Task Force.
'The article describes how Travis Taylor was an integral part of investigating UFO sightings and other phenomena related to UFOs and extraterrestrial.
'During his interview with KLAS-TV, the chief scientist of the Pentagon’s UFO Task Force, Travis Taylor, took aim at skeptics who are biased in their research.
'Taylor explained to journalist George Knapp in an interview that skeptics and debunkers obtain their results by “knowing what answer they’re going to get” and “changing” the analysis to take them in that direction.
'It seems that independent fact-checkers like Mick West are being belittled. Not just by Travis Taylor, but also by biased journalist George Knapp, who is also good friends with UFO hoaxer Jeremy Corbell.
'Jeremy Corbell, an American contemporary artist, documentary filmmaker, and ufologist, has repeatedly been caught lying about his claims. In one example, he posted a UFO from the miniseries Taken (2002) as “real” on his Instagram account which he later removed when we exposed him.
'In the 8 News Now article dedicated to Travis Taylor, George Knapp called fact-checkers “civilian debunkers”, saying: “Civilian debunkers have tried to explain away the Tic Tac or Gimbal UFOs as birds or reflected light or far off jet engines as if military investigators are oblivious to such possibilities. When The UPA Task Force determined these objects to be genuine unknowns, it wasn’t merely relying on brief video clips.”
'George Knapp, a supporter of the hoaxer Jeremy Corbell, featured a video in his news reporting that originate from the hoaxer Jeremy Corbell. This video contains a “UFO video” involving the USS Russell in 2019. The video footage depicts multiple pyramid-shaped flying objects.
'The UAP Task Force, George Knapp, and intrepid UFO investigator Dr. Travis Taylor all failed but not the “civilian” debunker Mick West. This just turns out to be an effect as a result of a triangular camera lens called the Bokeh effect. This is confirmed by the congressional committee. ' (LionsGround article).
Monday, December 26. 2022
'A discovered US Department of Defense document provides unprecedented insight into why the US government is disclosing information concerning UFOs.
'The US Department of Defense is very certainly utilising or plans to deploy sophisticated anti-gravity planes to gain an advantage over its terrestrial opponents. If the document obtained by UFO researcher Richard Dolan from the DNI report is to be believed, the US was in the midst of an informational campaign to gain a significant advantage, which may have been thwarted. The document obtained by Mr. Dolan makes a bold claim that anti-gravity aircraft is already being tested at Area 51 and related sites (based out of Nevada).
'The actual objective of the Viper teams, who seemingly work closely in association with with George Knapp and Jeremy Corbell (both stationed in Nevada), might be for Information Operation (IO). Information Operations (IO) are critical to the successful execution of military operations, according to a recently discovered US Department of Defense study document.
'“Information is facts, data, or instructions in any media or form,” according to Joint Publication 1–02 (Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, April 2006). Information is also defined as “the meaning that a person imparts to facts via the application of recognised protocols in their representation.”
'For those wanting to answer additional existential mysteries, Richard Dolan’s report also cites “Advanced utilisation of exotic elements for energy research (ET related stuff).” With former US intelligence member Christopher Mellon and AATIP Director Luis Elizondo alluding to wrecked ET spacecraft on many occasions, it is reasonable to conclude that the anti-gravity craft now being tested were successfully reverse engineered.
'According to the uncovered document, DoD is using media as a key perception management tool. The document also claims that the media is a force multiplier and a weapon of war. When using media for perception management, the intent is to achieve key objectives such as targeting the mass minds on the inner front of a hostile nation. This aims at defeating adversary psychologically by subverting their public and defense forces and, also, disarming them morally.' (The Pulse article).
Thursday, December 8. 2022
'Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Matt Ridley go in depth to explore the Covid 19 outbreak, scrutinizing the lack of criticism, the inherent red flags widely accepted as benign, the possible motive for a multi-government cover up, and ultimately the demise of the scientific enlightenment as it bends to a more fearsome pandemic: totalitarianism.
'Matt Ridley is a British writer, journalist, and public speaker. His books collectively have sold over a million copies, and have been translated into 31 languages. His books include The Red Queen, The Origins of Virtue, Genome, Nature via Nurture, Francis Crick, The Rational Optimist, The Evolution of Everything, and How Innovation Works. He is also frequently published in The Wall Street Journal, and in The Times (London), as a columnist. As a speaker, Ridley has seen over two million views for his TED talk, “When Ideas Have Sex.” Ridley focuses on the area of science for his writings, and held the role of science editor at The Economist for nine years.'
Wednesday, December 7. 2022
'Alexander Weygers, a Renaissance man in the mold of the tech industry’s stated ideal, inspired an art dealer to become an acolyte. In this Hello World short, Ashlee Vance visits the dealer whose curiosity about Weygers has evolved into an obsession.'
Tuesday, December 6. 2022
'During the 20th century, urban environments got taken over by corporate logos. Studies have reported that an average person is exposed to about a hundreds of logos a day.
'Few people however ponder on the symbolic meaning of these marketing tools and their occult origins.
'Think about where you encounter logos on an average day: they are on household items, on cars, on clothes, in tv ads, on billboards, on insignia, and all over sporting events.
'Logos are one of the results of extensive studies (funded by the Rockefeller's "Chicago School") in cognitive sciences, psychology and biology.
'Those studies constitute the core of "marketing", a heavily funded field which keeps its findings totally secret from the general public. Why are the findings secret?
'The show begins with discussing the symbolism of two major corporations, Starbucks and Apple. What is really being said in logos?
'This documentary was filmed in Bath and Bristol, England featuring special guests such as Michael Tsarion, Neil Hague, Ralph Ellis, Leo Rutherford, Neil Kramer, Dan Tatman and Peter Taylor. The crew also interviews a priest, university students, teachers and of course a couple random pub interviews.'
Monday, December 5. 2022
'The Traitors (BBC One) is the Highlands Hunger Games. It is terrible - a pandering to our basest, most voyeuristic, atavistic instincts, an exercise in exquisite cruelty lasting 12 weeks. You’re going to love it.
'Like all the best tortures, the set-up is simple. Twenty-two people are taken to an isolated spot - a huge castle in the wilds of Scotland - to complete a series of tasks together that will increase the prize money (up to a possible £120,000), which will be split among the winners. Fine! Dandy, you might even think! Except that three of the contestants are secretly designated - by host Claudia Winkleman - “traitors”. They get to “murder” one person a night to reduce the competition. The group can eliminate one person a day. They must try to identify the traitors and get them out because if a traitor survives to become one of the prizewinners, he or she will walk away with the whole sum. Thus are the seeds of discord sown with a lavish hand.
'Somehow, I’ve made it sound complicated. It really isn’t. Not least because the rules are, in a sense, immaterial - all you really need to know is that the game has been ruthlessly designed to set individual against individual, exploit every inch of humanity’s capacity for suspicion, dissembling, paranoia, guilt, sociopathy and every other unpleasantness you can think of. The knowledge that there are three traitors in their midst is like a poison creeping through the group. But as it works on them, they must come together to do the tasks as a unified whole to maximise their profit. If the makers had had the balls, they would have called it Headfuck.' (Guardian article).
Sunday, December 4. 2022
'Take a trip out to the Californian deserts and join the occult rocket-race with Ken and Mark. Our man who fell to Earth this week is the wonderful George Pendle, author of the go-to book on Jack Parsons: Strange Angel.' (SittingNow podcast).
Saturday, December 3. 2022
'Author Raymond Wiley delves into the mystery of the Georgia Guidestones, a massive granite monument located in northeastern Georgia. Marked by engravings written in twelve languages, the Guidestones are the creation of one R.C. Christian, an individual whose real identity remains unknown. Join Raymond for a tour of the Guidestones and a look at the controversy and strangeness surrounding the monument and its (some say) apocalyptic messages to humanity.'
'The Georgia Guidestones was a granite monument that stood in Elbert County, Georgia, United States, from 1980 to 2022. It was 19 feet 3 inches (5.87 m) tall and made from six granite slabs weighing a total of 237,746 pounds (107,840 kg). The structure was sometimes referred to as an "American Stonehenge". The monument's creators believed that there was going to be an upcoming social, nuclear, or economic calamity and they wanted the monument to serve as a guide for humanity in the world which would exist after it. It initially garnered little controversy, but it ultimately became the subject of conspiracy theories which alleged that it was connected to Satanism. On the morning of July 6, 2022, the guidestones were heavily damaged in a bombing, and were dismantled later that day. In late July, Elberton Mayor Daniel Graves announced plans to rebuild the monument. However, on August 8, the Elberton city council voted to donate the remains of the monument to the Elberton Granite Association and return the five acres of land on which the monument was erected to its previous owner.'
Friday, December 2. 2022
'To what extent is the Chinese Communist Party responsible for the scourge of the coronavirus? This conspiratorial premise looms over the intriguing documentary Tracking Down The Origin Of Wuhan Coronavirus.
'The film questions the official narrative that pinpoints the origins of the virus among the seafood and wildlife markets of Wuhan, China. One significant challenge to this narrative comes from the first reported case of the mystery pneumonia: a patient who had absolutely no exposure to the markets. In fact, this was true of the first 14 of 41 reported cases. If this data is accurate, it could indicate the virus had been spreading among the human population as early as November 2019.
'Why has this theory taken hold when over a third of the initial cases of the coronavirus were unrelated to these markets? The filmmakers find further complications in China's early suppression and eventual announcement of the infections. This flow of information was guided by a panel consisting of several communist party propagandists.
'The conspiracy deepens from there. Scientists have since unlocked the genetic sequence of the new virus and found striking similarities to other SARS-like infections originating from bats. Curiously, the amino acid make-up of COVID-19 is 100% identical to one of these infections discovered at a Chinese military university in 2018. This has led many to believe that the new virus must have been purposely manufactured.
'What ensues is a deep dive into the research of synthetic virus construction, and its susceptibility to cross-species infection. Along the way is the presence of the Chinese Communist Party and their eagerness to silence and reluctance to publicize sound scientific findings. The film's argument for conspiracy is further supported by a particularly damning series of communications between scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
'Tracking Down The Origin Of Wuhan Coronavirus goes week by week throughout the timeline of this new virus to exploit countless inconsistencies and curiosities. Accented by a ghostly soundtrack and a constant barrage of supposedly convincing research papers and insights, the film provides much to ponder, particularly for those who have a high tolerance for conspiracy-laden narratives.'
Thursday, December 1. 2022
'Common sense ain't so common anymore. That's the overriding message of Trump, QAnon And The Return Of Magic, a lively, but distressing portrait of our current state of disrepair. The film issues a scathing critique of our cultural and sociopolitical climate, which is being driven by harmful and irresponsible rhetoric, social media proliferation, and lack of distinctions between truth and fantasy.
'Conspiracy crackpots have always existed, but social media has provided them with a more dominant and attention-grabbing public forum. This has also greased the wheels for larger numbers of followers who are perhaps similarly disenfranchised or susceptible.
At the center of this mayhem is QAnon, a social movement started in 2017 which alleges a widespread operation of child sex trafficking led by Satan worshipping pedophiles. Supporters of QAnon 'overwhelmingly stand in strong support of current U.S. President Donald Trump, a figure they view as the hero who will stand against the cabal of perverted degenerates. Their mission is bolstered by the president's frequent retweets of their conspiracies and general disinterest in condemning their actions on a public stage.
Unfortunately, QAnon is not an anomaly. Conspiracy movements are gripping the public consciousness like never before. It seems to fulfill a primal human need. The film outlines the motivations behind this disturbing phenomenon.
'It begins with the notion of magical thinking - a relatively harmless exercise characterized by fable and superstition. Taken to the extremes in our current environment of unprecedented fear and anxiety, this kind of thinking can deepen divisions and actually place lives in peril. The film reviews the tenants of conspiracy-minded perceptions, including their reliance on symbols and patterns, how they prey upon our basic need to find comfort through our search for meaning, and the social conditions that allow for the easy spread of their misinformation campaigns.
'Utilizing reels of footage from pop culture spectacles, news reports and other popular media, the film itself represents a theory of where we have gone wrong as a society. But it's one that's deeply rooted in common sense thinking, and a firm belief in the work of scientists and other evidence seekers.'
Wednesday, November 30. 2022
'In late June of 2013, as United States leaders were publicly labeling him as a "coward" and a "traitor", Edward Snowden was hiding from authorities in Hong Kong. Terminal F: Chasing Edward Snowden dramatizes the pulse pounding moments prior to and in the aftermath of this moment.
'Just three weeks earlier, he nervously handed over nearly a million top secret documents from the National Security Agency (NSA) to journalists from the world's most renowned newspapers. These classified materials painted a frightening picture of a U.S. government whose surveillance activities far exceeded constitutional boundaries, and whose efforts worked to sabotage the interests of ordinary citizens they were sworn to protect. Once the documents were revealed to the world and Snowden's identity was exposed, a massive global manhunt ensued.
'Around every corner, Snowden never knew when he might be arrested or even killed. He was an enemy of the state now. The United States government - made weak and hostile from the revelations revealed in the leaked documents - was diligent in their attempts to arrange extradition back to their country so Snowden could face the legal consequences of his actions. In the end, a simple clerical error might have been the only factor that helped him evade harm or capture.'
Tuesday, November 29. 2022
'John Pilger's film is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war. The War You Don't See traces the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of World War I to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the war in Afghanistan. As weapons and propaganda are ever more sophisticated, the very nature of war has developed into an 'electronic battlefield'. But who is the real enemy today?
'This is John Pilger's second major film for cinema, after his 2006 award-winning The War On DemocracyThe War You Don’t See traces the history of ‘embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War I to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan. As weapons and propaganda are ever more sophisticated, the very nature of war has developed into an ‘electronic battlefield.’ But who is the real enemy today?
'The film is made with John's long time collaborator Alan Lowery, who worked with him on The New Rulers Of The World (2001), Paying The Price: Killing The Children Of Iraq (2000) and The Last Dream (1988).
'In a unique alliance of TV and cinema, The War You Don't See received a simultaneous cinema release and TV broadcast in December 2010.'
Monday, November 28. 2022
'Adam talks with British writer and cultural historian John Higgs about 90s TV, the KLF, the importance of trying to be optimistic about the future, what John Lennon might be like if he were alive now and what The Beatles and James Bond tell us about the British psyche.'
'John Higgs is a writer who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture, which can change the way we see the world.
'In the words of MOJO magazine, “Reading John Higgs is like being shot with a diamond. Suddenly everything becomes terrifyingly clear”. The Times agreed, saying that “Higgs’s prose has a diamond-hard quality. He knows how to make us relate.”
'“A while ago I decided to read anything Higgs writes,” said Frank Cottrell Boyce, “He seems to be able to take any subject - pop music, Watling Street, conspiracy theories, robotics - and poke at it until it yields up its secrets.”
'Russell Brand described him succinctly as “a great writer […] who pulls shit together in an interesting way.”' (Adam Buxton podcast).
Sunday, November 27. 2022
Episode One of Invisible Cities, hosted by occult author Damien Echols.
Damien Wayne Echols is an American writer, best known as one of the West Memphis Three - a group of teenagers controversially accused and convicted of a triple murder. Upon his release from death row in 2011 under an Alford plea, Echols authored several autobiographies and spiritual books. He has been featured in multiple books, documentaries, and podcasts about his spiritual works and the West Memphis Three case.
Saturday, November 26. 2022
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s book, The Real Anthony Fauci, became an immediate best-seller upon its release in 2021, and that despite Big Tech’s censoring of its advertising. Kennedy’s book has now been made into a movie.
The book and the film reveal how Fauci turned the National Institutes of Health into an incubator for pharmaceutical products and essentially sold the entire country to the drug industry.
The film explores “the carefully planned militarization and monetization of medicine that has left American health ailing and our democracy shattered,” and chronicles the troubling role of the dangerously concentrated mainstream media, which during COVID have seemingly morphed into full-blown propaganda centers.
While the NIH and the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are supposed to serve the public, the reality is that they’re partnered with private drug companies and act for their benefit. Both agencies own pharmaceutical patents that are then licensed to drug companies while the agencies themselves collect royalties on the sales. Fauci has personally filed patents on hundreds of new drugs his agency funded.
Were it not for this symbiotic relationship with drug companies, the NIH/NIAID would not be working against public health and deceiving the public about drugs and vaccines. (Pirate Bay magnet link).
Friday, November 25. 2022
'Due to a new bill, officials who have knowledge of or experience with sightings of UFOs in the US could soon come forward and share information about the phenomenon without fear of retaliation.
'According to a report by WTOP, the annual defense authorization bill that the US Congress passes could include language that will allow former and current government employees to discuss their experiences with unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs. The provision was approved in July 2022.
'Although the House passed the bill, the Senate has not yet taken up the issue. As the leader of the House’s minority party, Kevin McCarthy said that he would like to see the legislation delayed until the following year.
'Author and UFO investigator Richard Lang said that he has been in touch with several individuals who have information about UAPs that they would like to share if the legislation passes. He noted that if the bill passes, many of these individuals will start talking about their experiences.
'According to Swiatek, the passage of the bill will hopefully bring some fresh air to the subject of UAPs. In addition, it will allow authorities to thoroughly investigate these phenomena.
'It has been a long journey for Bill Cooper, a former Navyman who became known as a conspiracy theorist. Despite the cost, he decided to speak out about his experiences with UAPs.
'According to Pale Horse Rider, Cooper and other crew members of the USS Tiru spotted an unidentified aerial object that was about the size of a football field that repeatedly entered and exited the water. However, despite the reports, authorities did not find anything suspicious.' (Latest UFO Sightings article).
Thursday, November 24. 2022
What if everything we know about prehistoric humans is wrong? Journalist Graham Hancock visits archeological sites around the world to uncover whether a civilization far more advanced than we ever believed possible existed thousands of years ago. (Pirate Bay magnet link).
Wednesday, November 23. 2022
'Jon and Timothy head to the haunted Pottstown Regional Public Library for a ghost tour and investigation. Windows are mysteriously opened, candles mysteriously light, bells ring, unexplained scents drift through the building, and an EVP is collected.'
'The library was founded in 1921 by the Century Club of Pottstown. The library has been at the location of 500 E. High Street (corner of High and Washington streets) since 1962. The building was once the local post office, and is over one hundred years old.
'Strange Familiars is a paranormal podcast that tells stories through a combination of historical research, witness interviews, discussion, and on-site recordings when possible. Join Timothy and his rotating cast of co-hosts (Alison, Chad, Jon, and James) as they legend trip into unknown and forgotten places.
'Timothy is is an illustrator, author, paranormal investigator, and folk musician living in Pennsylvania. His illustrations have appeared in the pages of various books, magazines, fanzines and comics as well as on many record and CD covers. Since 1995, Timothy has been making music both solo and with his band, Stone Breath. Stone Breath has released over a dozen albums. Timothy makes regular appearances on the paranormal radio show, Where Did The Road Go?, and has appeared as a guest on many other podcasts and radio programs, including Coast To Coast AM.' (Strange Familiars podcast).
Tuesday, November 22. 2022
'Ready to see one of the most famous alleged alien abduction incidents questioned? It’s coming, anyway. It’s that of Betty and Barney Hill. They were a husband and wife who, on the night of September 19, 1961, and while driving home from Canada to New Hampshire after completing a fun vacation, had a significant number of hours erased from their minds. It all happened near Indian Head, New Hampshire. It was there they saw a strange light in the sky that appeared to be carefully shadowing them from above. Concern and anxiety set in, which is no surprise. Finally, they made it home. Something very strange and disturbing happened to the Hills, but such was the state of their minds, they weren’t sure what it was. But, they certainly wanted to know. In the days and weeks that followed, the Hills began to experience terrifying, never-jangling nightmares: there were memories of having been taken on-board a UFO, and of having been subjected to intrusive and stressful medical-based experiments. Betty recalled that the aliens inserted a needle into her navel. Sperm was removed from Barney, via what was termed as “a suction device.” The “alien abduction” phenomenon was up and running, and the issue of “missing time” was well and truly born. The fascination that the Hill’s experience generated - partly due to Betty and Barney’s decision to speak openly at UFO events - ultimately led to the publication in 1966 of The Interrupted Journey: Two Lost Hours “Aboard a Flying Saucer.” It was written by a respected journalist and author, John Fuller.
'The story of Betty and Barney - and of their pet dog, Delsey, too, who was also in the car at the time of the incident - still provokes interest and intrigue to this very day. It is to alien abductions what Roswell is to tales of crashed UFOs: a key case in the history of Ufology. What if, however, aliens did not abduct Betty and Barney? What if - just like those who were present in Rendlesham Forest in 1980 - the pair were led to believe they had undergone something that had extraterrestrial origins, when things were actually much different? One of those who came to believe that the Hills had been subjected to an MK-ULTRA-type encounter was the late Philip Coppens. He said: “It is clear that the Hills were being monitored by USAF [U.S. Air Force] Intelligence before the encounter took place, through Major James MacDonald, who had befriended them some time earlier. Betty Hill wrote to [UFO researcher/author] Donald Keyhoe who, despite the fact that he received over a hundred letters a day, homed in on this initially unremarkable case. Within twenty-four hours, Keyhoe had arranged for the Hills to be visited by top-level scientists, including C.D. Jackson, who had previously (definitely not coincidentally) worked on psychological warfare techniques for President Eisenhower. Stretching coincidence far beyond breaking point, Jackson already knew Major MacDonald, with whom he next interviewed the Hills.”' (Mysterious Universe article).
Monday, November 21. 2022
'The death of Queen Elizabeth II, where the BBC dropped programming to run endless, wall-to-wall coverage, has underlined the fact to many Britons that the network is far from impartial, but the voice of the state.
'The BBC website draped itself in black, printing stories such as “Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The moment history stops,” while BBC News presenter Clive Myrie explicitly dismissed the cost of living and energy crisis wracking the country as “insignificant” compared to the news.
'But even before the monarch’s death, the BBC’s reputation was in crisis. Between 2018 and 2022, the number of Britons saying they trusted its coverage dropped from 75% to just 55%. Yet it still remains a giant in media; more than three-quarters of the U.K. public rely on the network as a news source.
'However, this investigation will reveal that the BBC has always been consciously used as an arm of the state, with the broadcaster openly collaborating with the U.K. military, the intelligence services and with NATO, all in an effort to shape British and world public opinion.' (MintPress News article).
Sunday, June 19. 2022
Alright you twisted freaks! After a very long hiatus, The Subverse forum is back online.
Why has it come back now?
Well the bottom line is that social media is dead.
Now sure, the normals might not realise this yet, but the death knell of Facebook and Twitter is sounding as society descends into a state of complete paranoia and uncertainty. Operation Mindfuck has been a success, it just didn't quite pan out the way the original architects probably intended it to.
The mere fact that huge online social networking companies were able to replace the likes of the humble user created online forum was, without a doubt, a tragedy. But it was inevitable.
As the masses flocked to share all their data for the chance of centralised peer recognition, the resulting outcome has proven to be precisely what is expected from selling your soul to the devil - a brief period of hopeful yet unfulfilling opportunity, followed by an eternity in hell.
I was never a particular fan of social media, having never bothered jumping on the Facebook death slide, but I did tinker with the Twitter for a while, only to come to the realisation that it was turning out to be exactly what I expected from a centralised social media system; where the advertisers are the customer and the users (i.e. user data) are the product. Inevitably the algorithms that tailor your feeds have lead to an increase in bias and polarisation. The world is now a total clusterfuck and so any sane person has gone back to looking for decentralised alternatives.
So will a return to decentralised forums be a solution? I dunno, but I've now eradicated all centralised social media from my life and, for me, it's a step in the right direction. I'm not, however, particularly interested in reinstating The Subverse for nostalgia - although I am curious to see if any old faces return to the boards - but I've missed the community spirit of a small forum and can no longer deal with the suffocating feedback loops created through profit driven corporate vampirism.
So unplug, tune out and sign up to The Subverse if you find yourself concurring. At the very least we can discuss these issues without troves of personal data being gathered to try sell us ideas and products that none of us really need or require.
Conceived, Controlled and Constructed by The KLF.
A film by Bill Butt...
Saturday, April 9. 2022
A rare audio recording of Gerald Suster's lecture on Aleister Crowley - recorded in West Hollywood, California on September 1st, 1989.
Saturday, January 1. 2022
Firstly, I'm not an anti-vaxxer - I've had two AstraZeneca shots and a Pfizer booster - but had I seen this video before being offered the booster, I might've decided against it given that I experienced serious adverse side-effects which left me feeling poisoned and bed-ridden for almost 24 hours. I did, at the time, have my reservations knowing Pfizer's track record, but said "fuck it" and went for it anyway. In retrospect, I'm still unsure if it was the right thing to do.
I also know of someone who was inoculated with the Pfizer booster one day and died the next of a serious heart-attack.
The bottom line is it's difficult to know what's real and unreal in the Disinformation Age, but this video from the Canadian Covid Care Alliance is, I think, worth exploring and raises some serious questions.
Saturday, July 24. 2021
Continuing on from where I left the trail two years ago, I cover ground from Ullapool to Inchnadamph. This is the third stage of my CWT section hike over some of Scotland's most rugged terrain.
Friday, July 9. 2021
This is just a short video I uploaded, more for myself than for anyone else, to document my progress in the garden. Since June pretty much all the fruit, veg and herbs have really taken off and it looks like I'm in for a bumper crop.
Saturday, June 26. 2021
So, I went on an off-grid mountain bike trip. Big fucking deal! However, I couldn't be arsed making a video of it, but here's the footage I got anyway. Don't get me wrong, the trip was epic. For sure it was a good time catching up with my old friend Darren whom I haven't been bothying with for over a year and a half (thanks to Covid) but the question is: Why do I need to film any of this horseshit? Why the fuck do I need your approval? Why should my life be peer reviewed by an online community I have never met and will never know? The making of videos to me is a double edged sword. You want to share stuff, but then ego creeps in and it becomes about who can make the best content and who can get the most recognition; which then leads to sponsorship, advertising, and compromising who you really are for more viewers, money and self-aggrandisement. All the while it's really about you wanting fame. Why do you want fame? Fame sounds fucking horrible. The bottom line is that none of it means anything. A video will never convey the reality. Anyone who has ever made a video knows this. The map is not the territory. So here's a video of mostly nothing of interest. All the interesting shit happened during the bits I couldn't be arsed filming. May I suggest that instead of sitting on your fat lardy arse watching this from the comfort of your living room, you could go out and find your own adventure? We did, but none of the interesting shit that happened is filmed here.