Saturday, September 25, 2021

KunstlerCast 295 — Chatting with Neil Howe: How Is “The Fourth Turning” Turning Out?

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by James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler:

Neil Howe is a renowned author and speaker on economic, demographic, and social change in America. He is the nation’s leading authority on social generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America’s future. Howe is the originator of the term “Millennial Generation” and has written over a dozen books on generations and generational research, a field of research he single-handedly invented. His landmark 1997 book The Fourth Turning (co-authored with the late William Strauss), has become an indispensable lens for viewing world political history.

Howe is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He served as Senior Policy Advisor to Blackstone Group and has testified on entitlement reform many times before Congress.

Click HERE to listen.

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Digging Up An Old Story

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by J. Johnson, Miles Franklin:

Last night instead of watching the No Fans Left political program, I decided to watch a 1931 movie starring Bela Lugosi. Being in the Halloween Season and all, I watched the original “Dracula” where the main character was charismatic, kind, considerate, wealthy, and a little off. This movie was epic and the digitally remastered film really showed the viewers a good time.

Bela Lugosi was claimed to have stayed in character for 6 months past the making of the movie and I found out later that he was actually buried in the costume of his most famous character. Obviously actors are still a bit off back then as now. But back then they didn’t melt down in public.

As I watched this movie unfold, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was an underlying theme to the movie and its characters. It started off with a “solicitor” by the name of John Harper who was invited to a grand castle in a foreign land under the strictest terms in secrecy. Being a solicitor, he naturally spoke openly of how this trip was important to almost everyone along the way. Mr. Harper did not heed the warnings from the people that he had spoken and completely ignored their behavior, because it was his chance, for something big to happen in his life and he would have none of their tomfoolery. He was ensnared by the possibilities of fame and fortune and became a minion.

Eventually, John went crazy after being in the castle and under the evil eye of the night crawler himself. Dracula also had 3 beautiful women, who catered to their masters every wish. As the plot thickened, the Count moved from Europe to England where a new beginning could be started, and with an entire population completely unaware of the events that unfolded in the darkness, far away from the light of day. In time we meet the nemesis of Dracula, a man named Van Helsing, an educated man who also dabbled into the oddities of the occult and other curiosities which wound up being the unwinding of the main character, the banker, pardon me, vampire.

This is truly a great movie that even the young ones can enjoy, no gore at all! Where am I going with all this? Well, it lead into a little more research because almost everything about Dracula could be viewed as a central banker and the life force of Dracula was the blood which is, in a twisted way, the life of our economy and the people that live under it.

I spoke about last night’s viewings and my thesis with a friend of mine when he asked me if Stoker was involved with any anti-bank societies that may have been around in his day. A quick look up on Wikipedia showed the man Stoker was born in 1849 and died in 1912 and a large list of books penned by him. Most of his famous stories were written around the turn of the century. He was a writer for the Dublin Evening Mail, then an acting manager, then business manager of a theater company for 27 years. The man had an economic and reporters mind but I could not find any links to anything that would make my thought more convincing. Wikipedia was done telling me anymore about this writer. My friend and I started looking for clues to see if there may be something to this thesis.

With all these writings accredited to Bram, I wondered if there was a complete collection of Bram Stoker writings on Amazon or another site. There were no compilations in real book form, all where in electronic, but when I want a collection I have to have the hard cover for my library, and we did find something within this search, a book not mentioned in the Wikipedia list of books written by Bram Stoker. It was oddly yet accurately titled “Famous Impostors” published in 1910, just a few years before his passing.

What was in the table of contents made me pull out the credit card and get this book ordered fast before my friend did, because my purchase was only $38.99 and the next hard cover book went for $788,  $2,580, then$2,693. (Just to let you know, I know someone who will have a book like thus up for sale shortly, say $600?)

What was most intriguing in the table of contents was a name of interest from an economic crisis of the past.  Writers can only write their viewpoints so I had to find more views but I didn’t expect one to pop out because of a movie. The name “John Law” was in print within the second chapter. This is the man (whom btw, I am studying on right now) behind the failure known as the Mississippi Company which was really a cover up for an unlimited currency printing scheme hiding behind an attempt to make land the basis for currency instead of Silver and Gold. In short, Bram knew economics a bit more than what is being projected out there and my thesis has now become a viable possibility.

Dracula may have been a central banker. Both characters pretend to be clean, decent, trusting, and an amicable gentlemen, that can swoon people’s hearts with the printed script. But in the darkness, life or the works of man, are being sucked dry by his ways of getting into the lifeblood of an economy without anyone knowing about that hidden tax called interest. It alone extracts more and more profits and payments from its guests and they think little of it. This master had servants who went crazy with the power of print, and the only possessions that could save all civilization was ancient and trusted. Dracula’s nemesis, Van Helsing found out that Garlic and a Cross could be used against the villain, in kind, the population under the fiat monetary system have Silver and Gold to use against the fiat drain that sucks a life’s earnings out of the workers retirement accounts thru its devaluation.

Read More @ MilesFranklin.com

Harvey Weinstein and Roger Ailes Emulated Wall Street’s Private Justice System

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by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:

Following a detailed investigative report that appeared on the front page of the New York Times last Friday, along with additional disturbing reports over the weekend, the powerful Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, was fired yesterday by The Weinstein Company, the film studio he founded with his brother, Bob, in 2005. The two were previously the co-founders of Miramax Film Corp. It was sold to Disney in 1993.

According to the Times and other reports that followed, Weinstein is a sexual predator who has harassed his own employees in the workplace as well as actresses seeking jobs during hotel interviews.

Weinstein, like Fox News founder Roger Ailes, was said to have perpetrated his sexual misdeeds over many years without public disclosure by effectively creating his own private justice system – using private monetary settlements with gag orders for their accusers instead of public courtrooms where the claims would have been reported by the press, decided by the public jury system based on witness testimony and detailed evidence obtained in discovery. Had the nation’s court system been utilized, dozens of future female victims would have been spared the trauma and lifetime scars of these sexual predators.

What Weinstein and Ailes did was a less formalized version of Wall Street’s private justice system – where all industry workers must sign away their rights to access the public courts and agree to try all claims against the firm, and the prolific sexual assaulters and harassers that work on Wall Street, in an industry-run private justice system known officially as mandatory arbitration but more accurately as kangaroo courts. (See related article below.)

It is these private justice systems and their enablers – the lawyers who have allowed them to proliferate — that have emboldened the sexual ogres in the workplaces of America.

The plaintiffs’ lawyers who craft these private settlements and iron-clad non-disclosure agreements (gag orders) are turning their backs on the intent of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991. These legislative acts, passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the President of the United States, provide civil rights protections in the workplace including anti-discrimination statutes and court remedies to stamp out sexual predators who use their position of superior rank to sexually harass colleagues.

The legislation confers on the private litigant the role of private attorney general to pursue not only her own claim but to vindicate the rights of other women to a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Federal agency that enforces the civil rights acts, has filed amicus briefs with appellate courts, outlining the importance of the private litigant’s role in functioning as a private attorney general on behalf of society as a whole.

In a 2003 paper, Stanford Law Professor, Pamela Karlan, explained the critical role that these private attorneys general can perform on behalf of society. Karlan writes:

“The idea behind the ‘private attorney general’ can be stated relatively simply:  Congress can vindicate important public policy goals by empowering private individuals to bring suit…Virtually all modern civil rights statutes rely heavily on private attorneys general…Congress harnessed private plaintiffs to pursue a broader purpose of obtaining equal treatment for the public at large.”

Karlan goes on to explain that when the plaintiff is denied her day in court, the important public policy enshrined by the civil rights acts goes unvindicated, and the entire Nation suffers.

Indeed, the United States has suffered serial embarrassment and loss of credibility as an enlightened society from the claims against Weinstein and Ailes and the even more serious claims against Bill Cosby, which include rape.

An underlying concept embedded in the role of the private attorney general is that women of conscience would be bringing important cases to the courts and juries would be awarding high damage awards, and potentially punitive damages, to send a message to all would-be sexual predators that shame and loss of career will be the outcome of this behavior. The message would also be sent to the Boards of the companies that shareholders will pay a hefty price if written workplace policies to eliminate this conduct are not seriously communicated and enforced.

Similar to the Weinstein matter, the power by men on Wall Street to sexually harass with impunity has been an open, dirty secret for decades. (See Editor’s Note below.) On June 9, 1994, Margaret Jacobs, writing for the Wall Street Journal, detailed the case ofHelen L. Walters:

“Helen L. Walters says her boss called her a ‘hooker,’ a ‘bitch’ and a ‘streetwalker.’ Sometimes he brandished a riding crop in front of her and once he left condoms on her desk.

Read More @ WallStOnParade.com

Cartel Nervous: Gold & Silver To Be The Slashers On Friday The 13th?

from SilverDoctors:

Monday Outlook: The cartel has slashed gold & silver ever since September 8th, but by this Friday, it may be the Cartel who’s getting slashed…

The week is starting out a-typical and ending that way too. Today is Columbus Day, and the banks are closed, but the markets are open. On the fundamental front, we have a slew of Fed speakers starting tomorrow, and of course, by Friday the 13th, they are going to need all the jawboning they can get to keep their stock market propped, the dollar under hypnosis, and gold & silver out of the public conscious:

From Wednesday on there are market moving data releases for the HFTs to trade off of, including:

  • JOLTS
  • Treasury Budget
  • Business Inventories
  • Consumer Sentiment

This is why it matters:

The data releases “hit the tape”. This means they are released, and everyone’s favorite tape is the market data feeding news platform Bloomberg Terminal, which no longer publishes yearly costs but, but it is safe to assume it costs around $25,000 for the program, which hedge funds and major trading firms (i.e. the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street) use in conjunction with their algorithms to trade positions back and forth all the while racking up the profits and creating nothing other than a bunch of synthetic paper currency and nothing of substance.

The Fed speeches are significant too. Computers calculate numbers, and the “black boxes” that are built to parse the data in the releases is not something a human mind can do in nano-seconds, let alone does a human have fiber-optic and laser connections to the major trading clearinghouses like BATS to front run, skim, spoof, snipe and pounce any other computer that is nano-seconds behind. So humans need fundamental news.

The fundamental news comes in the form of jawboning the markets. That is to say, all of those Fed Heads declaring that everything is awesome reassure any of the actual people left in the stock markets that the Fed has their backs. Said differently, this week is the typical data release feeding the computer algorithm trading, in conjuction with the various staggered Fed speeches re-assuring the humans that U.S. stocks are the place to be.

At one point, however, it won’t be, and with the exception of a few people on the inside who stand to profit immensely from knowledge we are not privy too, the Fed will not longer support the system in order to allow the bubble to pop. Since they know when that point is, they will bank on the whole way down too as investors loose their hard earned money that they trusted in paper assets.

But they will most likely have trouble with gold and silver this week.

Gold & silver have been under constant price smashing since September 8th. Can the smashings continue, such as the way we saw the precious metals fall until the end of the year in 2016? They could, but the pressure on price has come much earlier this year than last. The silver price was still at $19 just a year ago. Are they really going to be able to push silver down $2 from here to end the year? Not likely. Yes there is silver (and gold) on the markets at the retail level, but there’s no way there would be much if any left after the rush into the metals if they push the price down that far.

Here’s a chart showing just how they have barely been able to keep the 50-day from crossing the 200-day:

When that blue line crosses above the red-dotted line, that would represent a huge change in sentiment on the bullish side. Could we get that cross before Friday the 13th? if silver has some surge in price this week it’s possible, and if silver was $2 higher this time last year, it could indeed have that surge in it.

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Trump Takes Down Over Two Dozen Elite Pedophiles Including Celebrities & Politicians

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by Liz Crokin, LizCrokin.com:

In June I reported that President Donald Trump is zeroing in on the elite pedophile rings. There are dozens of politicians, government officials and celebrities – including Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Epstein, Anthony Weiner, Mark Salling and eleven Democratic mayors – who have been arrested or are currently embroiled in major sex or pedophilia scandals since Trump’s election victory. The powerful peers of these sexual predators and pedophiles have vigorously protected them for decades; however, now they’re no longer safe. Trump is fully committed to exposing and stopping the sexual criminality and child sex trafficking that’s run rampant in DC and Hollywood for far too long.

On Feb. 23, during a listening session at the White House on human trafficking Trump said: “Dedicated men and women across the federal government have focused on this for some time — as you know it’s been much more focused over the last four weeks.” Trump meant what he said and wasted no time going after child sexual predators. During Trump’s first month in office alone, authorities arrested over 1500 individuals for charges related to pedophilia. The mainstream media not only has refused to cover child sex trafficking among the elites, they’ve actively covered up for pedophiles because many in the media are involved. However, I wrote in February that this story would eventually get so big that the mainstream media will be forced to cover this epidemic. We’ve finally reached that boiling point.

On Thursday The New York Times released a bombshell report revealing that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the Weinstein Company has paid off at least eight women who claimed he sexually assaulted them. He made sexual advances toward Ashley Judd, told an employee on her first day that he’d boost her career if she accepted his sexual advances and forced another employee to give him a massage, according to the report. Although there are no public reports of Weinstein sexually assaulting children or downloading child pornography, he has aggressively defended Roman Polanski who was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl. Not only did Weinstein stick up for the pedophile, he campaigned for the courts to commute his sentence by starting a petition and wrote an entire op-ed on his behalf titled Polanski Has Served His Time & Must Be FreedMeryl Streep gave Roman Polanksi a standing ovation at the Oscars after he was convicted of child rape and Whoopi Goldberg insisted the sexual assault of the child not a real rape. “I know it wasn’t rape-rape,” Goldberg said.

Not only does Weinstein have slew of close A-list friends such as Streep and Jay-Z, he’s also close with both former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The disgraced mogul is so tight with these Democratic leaders that he visited the White House 13 times while Obama was in office and held a fundraiser for Clinton at his private Manhattan home last June. Disturbingly, Obama’s daughter, Malia, interned for Weinstein’s company in New York during a break before college.

On Tuesday former Glee star Mark Salling plead guilty to one possession of child pornography stemming from an indictment filed last year. He admitted to downloading over 50,000 images and videos of child pornography. Multiple women have accused Salling of sexual assault.

Former “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden was sentenced to life in prison in May for raping two children. Hayden was found guilty of repeatedly raping two female victims for years between the age of 11 and 13-years-old. Hayden’s daughter, Stephanie, who also starred on the show, was arrested in 2014 on allegations of child abuse. She allegedly allowed her son to be physically abused by her husband. She said her father preyed on her as a child, and that her father raped one of the alleged victims “almost daily” for a year.

Earlier this week news broke that Clinton close ally and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has paid $5.5 million to settle lawsuits filed by three of the more than two dozen teens who sued him. Epstein was accused of recruiting dozens of underage girls as sex slaves and for his wealthy friends. He reportedly trafficked many of the minors on his private island that was visited by Bill Clinton about two dozen times according to flight logs. A source claims Hillary went to the island several times as well. On September 25, a judged sentenced Anthony Weiner, another close ally of the Clintons, to 21 months in jail for sexting with a minor. Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, has worked as Clinton’s top aide while she was Secretary of State and during both of her presidential campaigns.

Not only are most of the elite politicians and celebrities arrested tied to the Clintons, many of them are Democrats. There’s a staggering 11 liberal mayors accused of child sex-related crimes since 2016. Also, authorities arrested Mayor Bill de Blasio staffer and CNN guest Jacob Schwartz for child porn in New York on May 25. Schwartz had 3,000 images of child porn including the rape of a 6-month-old baby. Schwartz’s father, Arthur Schwartz, is a labor lawyer and a prominent Democratic insider. Even though Schwartz appeared on CNN, the network has refused to cover this story to this day. I confronted Jake Tapper on video over the summer at Politicon and asked him why CNN has refused to cover the arrest of Schwartz and other elite pedophiles. Tapper was unable to offer me an explanation. Senator Bob Menendez is accused of sleeping with multiple prostitutes in the Dominican Republic including a minor. The Democratic senator from New Jersey is currently on trial for bribery and corruption charges.

Although most of the elite pedophiles who have been arrested are registered Democrats, there are some big name Republicans involved in pedophilia-related scandals too. Former Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey was charged with child sex trafficking, production of child pornography and two counts of transportation of child pornography involving a prepubescent girl and young boys in March. The former Republican senator attempted to solicit sex from a 17-year-old boy. Shortey was elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2010 and served till he resigned after his arrest earlier this year. A new accuser filed a lawsuit against Dennis Hastert in May alleging the former Speaker of the House sodomized him decades ago. Hastert was indicted in 2015 for paying hush money to victims he admitted to molesting when they were children as he served as their wrestling coach from 1965 to 1981.

Shockingly, many of the pedophile-related arrests under Trump’s Department of Justice have included law enforcement and judicial elites who are in positions that require them to protect children from pedophiles. For example, former Virginia sex crimes detective Bruce Arlie Harvey pleaded guilty in August to multiple charges of sex crimes against children. Harvey, who also worked as a karate instructor, sexually abused multiple female students who were approximately 13-years-old. The abuse of the children last several years. Former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department psychologist Michael Dane Ward was convicted in August of multiple sexual assaults of two young children. He faces a possible life sentence for the crimes, which involved oral copulation, sodomy and lewd acts on children under the age of 10.

Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Adam W. Godbey is facing child pornography charges after more than 30 images and videos were found on a cellphone and laptop at his home. Authorities arrested Godbey after a tip was sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about child porn being uploaded to a website. Godbey was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2013. Former well-respected Massachusetts cop Richard Woodhead plead guilty to child pornography charges in April. The 54-year-old was placed on administrative leave and has since retired.

New York Sheriff’s Deputy Peter Farnum was arrested on child porn charges in July. The Saratoga County officer is accused of using a home computer to download and store more than 14,000 files of child pornography. Former DC police officer Chukwuemeka Ekwonna was indicted in August on charges of sex trafficking of minors and enticement of minors to engage in prostitution. Prosecutors say that in June of 2012 Ekwonna exchanged messages with minors – including a 14 and 15-year-old girl – offering to pay them to engage in sex acts with him. Ekwonna met up with the 15-year-old in January and allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim in the back seat of his car and demanded she give him back the money he had just paid her.

Read More @ LizCrokin.com

Donald Trump: Warmonger-in-Chief!

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from Antonius Aquinas:

If a world conflagration, God forbid, should break out during the Trump Administration, its genesis will not be too hard to discover: the thin-skinned, immature, shallow, doofus which currently resides in the Oval Office!

This past week, the Donald has continued his bellicose talk with both veiled and explicit threats against purported American adversaries throughout the world.  In a cryptic exchange with reporters during a dinner with military leaders, he quipped:

You guys know what this represents?

Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.  It could be the

calm. . . before. . . the storm.*

A reporter asked if he meant Iran or Isis which the POTUS responded, “you’ll find out.”  Instead of threatening supposed overseas foes with nuclear annihilation, none of whom have taken any concrete military action against the US, why not go after someone who has actually compromised the country’s security, namely Hillary Rodham Clinton!

While some dismissed the comments as typical Trumpian bluster, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders added further ominous overtones when questioned saying they were “extremely serious.”

Later in the week, Trump continued to threaten tiny North Korea, this time in not so veiled terms:

Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years,

agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements

violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators.  Sorry, but only

one thing will work.**

If war erupts either on the Korean Peninsula or in any other part of the globe that the U.S has wantonly poked its nose into, it can be safely assured that neither Trump nor any of the other “military leaders,” with which he recently had dinner with, will be in the midst of hostilities as the bombs and bullets are being cast about.  No, these laptop bombers will be in safe quarters far away from enemy lines, giving orders, making speeches, and praising the troops while Congress will be hurriedly passing more “defense” funding legislation further lining the pockets of the military industrial complex.

The Warmonger-in-Chief, who has repeatedly bragged about America’s military prowess, had a chance to become a part of the organization he constantly gushes over during his youth at the time of the Vietnam War.  Yet, he escaped military service, due to the machinations of his father, because of a mysterious foot/toe malady.

For all those who avoided being conscripted into America’s disastrous imperial exercise in Southeast Asia during those years, whether it was from phony medical conditions, escaping to Canada or beyond, or going to jail, they did so for justifiable reasons.  The war was immoral, since Vietnam had taken no hostile action against the US and what made it worse, the government drafted thousands of America’s youth to fight it.  It is reprehensible that those who got out of military service then are now at the forefront in advocating mass murder (war).

One resolution that would certainly curtail warmongering in the future would be that any legislator, president, cabinet officer, or ambassador that promotes military intervention abroad should be required to directly participate in field operations.  This would quickly put the brakes on threatening talk from the likes of Trump and his crazed UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley.

A country’s leadership personally conducting military operations has had a long tradition in Western history.  During the crusading era, princes and kings led their retinues and forces into battle risking life and limb such as the great Norman prince, Bohemond, whose courage, tenacity, and military acumen won the day for Christian forces at the battle of Antioch.

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Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3” is Straight Up Satanic

from Vigilant Citizen:

Lil Uzi Vert has been described as a “the future of hip-hop”. Apparently, the future is extra satanic. His video XO Tour Llif3 is proof of it.

Say “Lil Uzi Vert” quickly a couple of times. Does it sound like Lil Lucifer? Well, that’s pretty much the point of this article. Thanks for tuning in and see you next time.

Oh, wait, I didn’t even get into the XO Tour Llif3 video. Because, this thing is blatantly satanic, complete with ritualistic symbolism. If, in the past, some rappers were accused of being “devil worshippers” using obscure evidence, Lil Uzi Vert makes things rather obvious. Unfortunately, that doesn’t prevent this young artist from being insanely popular.

 

Lil Lucifer

Lil Uzi Vert has a “rabid” following, hundred of millions of YouTube views, and enjoys industry acclaim. Most recently, XO Tour Llif3 won the “Song of the Summer” Award at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Music magazine Noisey describes Lil Uzi as being “particularly charismatic, a natural entertainer who is for better or for worse, yanking people into the future.” 

Lil Uzi does indeed represent a new generation of hip-hop artists who sing about being sedated on Xanax and who enjoy wearing women’s clothing.

Lil Uzi at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Fun fact, he reportedly paid $2,400 for that pretty sweater.

More importantly, Lil Uzi enjoys wearing specific pieces of jewelry that sum up everything he is truly about.

Lil Uzi wears a big inverted cross chain during an interview with Complex.

As Vigilant Citizen readers surely know, the symbol of the inverted cross is a staple in satanic symbolism. It plays on the classic black magic practice of inverting and corrupting Christian symbols for ritualistic purposes.

A Church of Satan altar featuring an inverted cross.

Lil Uzi also likes to wear this $220,000 chain:

Lil Uzi’s chain: Marilyn Manson wearing Mickey Mouse ears.

Lil Uzi calls Marilyn Manson “his greatest inspiration”. While he probably enjoys his music, there appears to be another thing linking both artists: The Church of Satan.

Marilyn Manson posing with Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan.

Manson is very fond of LaVey and his Church. Indeed, the AntiChrist Superstar was deeply involved with the organization.

On an off-day from the band’s tour with Nine Inch Nails in San Francisco, Manson received a call telling him that Church of Satan founder Anton Szandor LaVey requested his presence. “Near the end of our visit, he said, ‘I want to make you a Reverend,’ and gave me a crimson card certifying me as a minister in the Church of Satan,” Manson wrote in his autobiography. “It was like an honorary degree from a university.”

Consequences: Manson penned the foreword to LaVey’s final book, Satan Speaks!, which came out in 1997. “Anton LaVey shared his magic, and I think it has made this wretched f*****g planet a better place,” he wrote in it.
– Rolling Stone, The Golden Age of Grotesque: Marilyn Manson’s Most Shocking Moments

Knowing all of this information, would you be surprised to know that Lil Uzi’s most popular video is pure satanism?

XO Tour Llif3

The song is reportedly about Lil Uzi’s relationship issues with his ex-girlfriend, Brittany Byrd. It also addresses topics dear to today’s hip-hop artists: Money, death, suicide, depression, and popping pills.

However, the video takes the song to a deeper level by adding a layer of dark spirituality to it. Although clearly present, usually allusions to satanism in mass media are somewhat subtle.

Read More @ VigilantCitizen.com

Forget Scientology, celebs are now falling for an even more sinister ‘religion’: Introducing the Satanic sex cult that’s snaring stars such as Peaches Geldof

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  • Founder Aleister Crowley dubbed ‘the wickedest man in the world’
  • Crowley was born in 1875 and styled himself ‘the Great Beast, 666’
  • Other stars linked to the cult include Jimmy Page and Jay-Z

by Richard Price, Daily Mail:

Taken at face value it was an innocent enough remark, encouraging friends to explore ‘a belief system to apply to day-to-day life to attain peacefulness’.

But when Peaches Geldof chose to share her ‘religious’ convictions with her 148,000 followers on Twitter, it lifted the lid on a much more sinister world than first impressions would suggest.

The socialite, 24, is a devotee of Ordo Templi Orientis, known as OTO, and even has the initials tattooed on her left forearm.

Sinister: Peaches Geldof has an ‘OTO’ tattoo which is an acronym for the creepy Ordo Templi Orientis

Given her tendency to flit between fads and fashions (at one point she was a Scientologist, more recently she has wandered into Judaism), this could be dismissed as another harmless flirtation.

But a closer look at OTO — and Aleister Crowley, its founding ‘prophet’ — gives the lie to that assumption. 

Crowley, who was born into an upper-class British family in 1875, styled himself as ‘the Great Beast 666’. He was an unabashed occultist who, prior to his death in 1947, revelled in his infamy as ‘the wickedest man in the world’. 

His form of worship involved sadomasochistic sex rituals with men and women, spells which he claimed could raise malevolent gods and the use of hard drugs, including opium, cocaine, heroin and mescaline. 

Crowley’s motto — perpetuated by OTO — was ‘do what thou wilt’. And it is this individualistic approach that has led to a lasting fascination among artists and celebrities, of whom Peaches is the latest in a long line.

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, for example, routinely took part in occult magical rituals and was so intrigued by Crowley he bought his former home, Boleskine House, on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland.

And there are now OTO lodges scattered around the country, practising the same ceremonial rituals and spreading the word of Crowley.

While membership is secret, Peaches is said to have been initiated into it, raising the prospect that many of her impressionable fans could try to do the same.

Converts: Rapper Jay-Z (left) and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page are believed to be involved with OTO
 

Indeed, when one of her Twitter followers asked how she could find out more about Thelema, another word for Crowley’s teachings, Peaches directed her to read his books, which she described as ‘super interesting’.

Other celebrities linked to OTO include the rapper Jay-Z, who has repeatedly purloined imagery and quotations from Crowley’s work. 

Whether wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with ‘Do what thou wilt’ or hiring Rihanna to hold aloft a flaming torch in his music videos (a reference to the Illuminati, an outlawed secret society whose name supposedly derives from Lucifer, or ‘light bringer’), he has given the sect priceless publicity. 

His clothing line, Rocawear, is shot through with OTO imagery such as the ‘all seeing eye’ in a triangle, the ‘eye of Horus’ (an ancient Egyptian symbol frequently referenced in occult texts) and the head of Baphomet (the horned, androgynous idol of Western occultism).

Some conspiracy theorists have seized on this as evidence that he is a member of a secret Masonic movement which they believe permeates the highest levels of business and government.

Others take a more pragmatic view: that it is commercial opportunism, cashing in on impressionable teens’ attraction to the ‘edginess’ of occult symbolism.

Yet OTO is much more than a marketing opportunity for attention-seeking celebs. It is a living religion, with adherents still practising occult rituals set out by Crowley in his books.

This week I tracked down John Bonner, 62, the head of OTO in the UK, to his home in East Sussex. He told me: ‘We are not a mass-appeal sort of organisation— in the UK we number in our hundreds. Worldwide it’s thousands.

Malevolent: OTO was set up by Aleister Crowley, who revelled in the title of ‘the wickedest man in the world’

Celebrities are not always a boon or a benefit. ‘We are used to being misunderstood. Many stories about Crowley, like people saying he filed his teeth down into fangs, are nonsense. 

‘You could call us a sex cult in a way, because we recognise, accept and adore the whole process which goes towards making tangible the previously intangible.’

According to adherents of OTO it takes years of study before you can begin to understand what the religion is about — much like the equally controversial Church of Scientology. 

Bonner takes issue with the comparison, saying it is ‘extremely expensive’ to study Scientology, yetOTO demands no financial contributions.

Given her own dabbling in heroin and casual sex, particularly during a rootless period when she lived in Los Angeles a few years ago, it is perhaps natural that the troubled offspring of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates should be attracted to such a liberal school of thought.

And if Peaches’ own interest is so shallow, heaven knows what her impressionable — and mostly very young — fans will take from it.

A former FBI agent, Ted Gundersen, who investigated Satanic circles in LA, found that Crowley’s teachings about ‘raising demons to do one’s bidding’ suggested human sacrifice, preferably of ‘an intelligent young boy’.

Read More @ DailyMail.co.uk

WHY MOST CHRISTIAN CHURCHES REFUSE TO PREACH THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST

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by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

Go to your average mega-church where thousands will gather on a Sunday, and you will hear happy, upbeat messages about how God has a “wonderful plan” for your life. What you will not hear is that when Jesus returns at the Second Coming, He stomps His enemies the same way you stomp grapes, with the literal blood of the fallen staining His white robes.

WHEN YOU REMOVE BIBLE DOCTRINE FOR THE CHRISTIAN IN THE CHURCH AGE, YOU ARE LEFT WITH LITTLE MORE THAN FAIRY TALES AND FABLES.

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.” Revelation 19:11 (KJV)

In America today, there are roughly 300,000 churches claiming to represent Jesus Christ, that’s an average of 6,000 churches per state. That’s a lot of churches. So why are so many professing Christians ignorant about the main theme of the Bible? Because there is not one in a thousand that preaches Bible doctrine, and not one in ten thousand that believes the book of Revelation is a road map of the future.

What is the main theme of the Bible, you ask? From cover to cover, the main theme of the Bible is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to rule and reign as King over all the nations, literally, physically and visibly. I will pause here for a moment as you struggle to collect your thoughts, your mind reeling from trying to process this “strange teaching” that your pastor never touches on in your church.

When Paul commanded Timothy to study the word like a “workman”, and to learn to “rightly divide” the truth of scripture, he was giving us a template for proper Bible study. Making necessary divisions like between Old Testament – New Testament, Jews – Christians – Gentiles, etc, takes away the confusion and seeming contradictions present when casually studying from a high level. Paul also says that in the end times, Bible doctrine will thrown out the window, leaving the average Christian in the dark about the future.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 2:3,4 (KJV)

When you remove Bible doctrine for the Christian in the Church Age, you are left with little more than fairy tales and fables. Joel Osteen has famously stated that the reason he refuses to preach on Hell and the coming judgment is because “most Christians are beaten down enough”. Hmm, I guess Joel knows better what a Christian needs than God does, because God commands us to study about the things that are about to come upon all the earth.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

Why is Congress at 31{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} & Trump at 41{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Approval in the Polls?

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by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

A root cause for Congressional ineffectiveness will be found in the simple fact that the exercise of good governmental judgment cannot possibly compete with re-election pressures. This is why term limits are ABSOLUTELYMANDATORY if we ever hope to have a reasonable government. There is a substantial conflict between good government and corrupt ineffective government. Congress has merely been transformed into a school how to be corrupt and get away with it.

Congress has only at best a 31{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} approval rating against Trump at 41{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Democrats in Congress are at 29{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} with Republicans at 36{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Nancy Pelosi is at 35{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} and Chuck Summer is at 23{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Yet CNN and the New York Times bash Trump as being so unpopular while they ignore Congress’ approval rating.

What is amazing is that people criticized Trump for lacking experience in government. Yet, politicians lack any skill set whatsoever to understand the real world. There is no advantage to the nation from lengthy political office holding for there is no empirical evidence that it has increased the knowledge or skill to run the nation. Unfortunately, the only skill or increased knowledge is confined to re-election techniques and how to raise money. This is always counter-trend to the public interest of running the nation. So much governmental expenditure is pressured by the re-election fervor that the real Federal deficit cannot be closed and the Federal debt will continue to skyrocket without end. These debt ceiling increases are a joke because they all just want to spend money so they get re-elected. That is using public funds for personal gain at the expense of our future.

From 1789 to 1855, members of Congress received only a per diem (daily payment) of $6.00 while in session, except for a period from December 1815 to March 1817, when they received $1,500 a year. Members began receiving an annual salary in 1855, when they were paid $3,000 per year.

Read More @ ArmstrongEconomics.com