Overlapping Parallax Views
10-10-2011, 01:22 PM
Overlapping Parallax Views
"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 story.
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. . .
The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
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