Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Glastonbury Symposium 2010

I’ve just come back from my first ever Glastonbury Symposium and I had a wonderful time! Ustane and I arrived on Wednesday and have spent 5 full days in Glastonbury and the surrounding area. We’ve stood in crop circles, drunk from the Chalice Well, climbed to the top of the Tor at sunset and attended the conference itself which featured 18 top international speakers. I also shot Ben Goes on Tor! a second HPANWO TV feature-length movie that I will hopefully be uploading in the next few days, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2010/07/ben-goes-on-tor.html (At the time of writing I’ve been unable to upload any of the film’s segments due to technical difficulties beyond my control. This is very frustrating! But rest assured the film will eventually be available on HPANWO TV, free of charge to all viewers) Unfortunately I have not been able to do a full written report on this conference due to workload constraints, but I will be doing one for the ARC Convention next month.

(Addendum 28/7/10) Sorry about the delay in getting the film up online. YouTube are having serious technical problems right now which makes it impossible for me to upload the video segments. It's very frustrating. What's more I'm moving house in a few days so my internet connection's going to have to be switched which will add to delays. I'm going to keep trying though. Fingers crossed they'll fix it soon.
(Addendum 30/7/10) YouTube seems to be working OK now. I've uploaded the first 3 of the vid sections successfully. Going to try and do the rest.

Here's Ustane's blog article of the event: http://spreadingtheword-now.blogspot.com/2010/07/and-sea-shall-turn-black.html

(Latest HPANWO Voice article: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2010/07/roman-polanski-not-to-be-extradited.html

Latest HPANWO TV films: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2010/07/ben-goes-on-tor.html (links pending)
And: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2010/07/burka-will-not-be-banned-good.html)

Saturday, 10 July 2010

How Anti-Semitic Are YOU?

“What’s wrong with Ben?” people have been asking. “He’s not normally such a grouch.” Well I’m sorry about that, but I’ve had a stressful few weeks. I’ve been plagued by a series of minor health problems that put together have hampered me a lot (Although when I see the state some of the people who come into my hospital are in my self-pity goes out the window!) and I’m also moving house; a situation that has been thrust on us suddenly. The good news is that Jack is a lot better and I hope he’ll be let out of hospital soon, see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2010/06/get-well-soon-jack.html .

So today’s tirade is about anti-Semitism and how so many people are accused of it who are innocent. This includes me. It seems as if whenever you go online and talk about a conspiracy to create a tyrannical one-world government the dregs of the forum Trolling community descend on you hurling abuse and calling you “Antee-Suh-Mittick!” Seen from a step back it amazing how a concept can be applied so hysterically beyond its literal definitions. Why?

So what is anti-Semitism? Wikipedia defines it as a: “prejudice against or hostility towards Jews, often rooted in hatred of their ethnic background, culture, and/or religion. In its extreme form, it attributes to the Jews an exceptional position among all other civilizations, defames them as an inferior group and denies their being part of the nation[s] in which they reside.” However "Troll-ipedia" defines it as: “Any group or individual who professes belief in any and every idea that comes under the heading of “Conspiracy Theory”. That includes me. However I’ve always said very clearly that I’m convinced that the Illuminati and New World Order agenda is not an action deriving from and particular race, nationality, ethnicity or cultural group. I’ve written an article on the Protocols of Zion explaining how this document, in the form that we know it, is fake and that it can’t be attributed to Jews: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/02/protocols-of-zion.html . So I do not hate Jews at all, any more than I hate any other group of people, and the New World Order is not a plot by Jews on the rest of the world. So that should be the end of it... shouldn’t it?

Unfortunately not. You see as far as the Trolls and the various leftist protest groups are concerned when I say: “I do not hate Jews” I’m using code; this code has been deciphered and what it really means is: “I do hate Jews”. So you see once a charge of anti-Semitism has been pressed it’s virtually impossible to refute it because of the logic of the accuser. If you admit it, you’re guilty! If you deny it, you’re guilty! Heads they win, Tails you lose! Well actually there is one single line of defence: denounce all your previously-held beliefs in Conspiracy Theories. David Icke’s experience with this kind of unfalsifiable nonsense has been well-documented in Jon Ronson’s famous film The Lizards and the Jews (Ironically it was watching this on Channel 4 TV that first introduced me to David and his ideas. Who was it who said: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”?): http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2912878405399014351# . The most relevant scene is between 14.30 and 18.34 where you see the Anti-Defamation League engage David in a witch hunt from which he cannot escape.

Of course this idiocy serves the establishment very well if they want to assassinate somebody’s character when they’re getting too close to the truth. It’s accepted by many that this is a tactic used by Israel and its various supporters around the world. Anyone who criticizes the Israeli government’s policies: bombing housing estates in Gaza, raping Palestinian woman, imprisoning families in concentration camps etc etc, is branded a “Jew Hater”, “Holocaust Denier”, “Nazi-sympathizer” and any other demonic label that can be attached, allowing the agenda to proceed unmolested. Why should this method not be expanded into other areas if it works so well? Why not use it to smear people who try to expose other government misdemeanours? This is what it seems is going on.

Of course real anti-Semites exist; that is not in question. But there’s something else I’ve noticed about the Internet Trolls regarding that fact. As I said, they pounce on people with almost psychotic rage whenever they mention that they think that the New World Order and Illuminati exist, but occasionally when real anti-Semites appear on forums and comments boxes what do the Trolls do? Nothing! You don’t hear a peep out of them. There’s an example on the HPANWO Forum with a former-member called “Martin Timothy” (See links column). As soon as he joined it was pretty clear that he hated Jews. He said that the Holocaust was a good thing and that all Jews today should be gassed in the street by car exhaust. He didn’t waste time and effort with code words or hints or any of the other things the Trolls are convinced I was using! So where was the abuse? Where were the accusations? The Trolls went completely silent when Martin Timothy posted his spiteful rants. They were totally impassive to his vitriol and bigotry. Why was that!? I could have actually done with their support in that situation and they gave me none!

It’s funny that these people who rave on about Anti-Semitism don’t even know what it is. They’ve never seen a pogrom, a lynching, a poor Jewish family living in a ghetto. So, Trolls, let me open your eyes and extract your terminally-naive heads from your rectal orifices. This is real Anti-Semitism: http://www.goyfire.com/ . Programme 54 is the most interesting because it opens and closes with a song glorifying in the murder of Rodney King by police officers. So I’ve decided that I don’t want to hear any more shit from you about me and people like me being “Antee-Suh-Mittick”! OK?

(Addendum: Christopher Hitchens' lecture on Anti-Semitism. I don't agree with all his views on this subject, but he gives vital information here to understanding it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FJzNvIaOLE)

(Latest HPANWO Voice article: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2010/07/big-brother-rules-go-out-window.html
And: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2010/06/rip-subway.html

Latest HPANWO TV film: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2010/07/dont-eat-pringles.html
And: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2010/07/mutilating-mother-earth.html)

Thursday, 8 July 2010

At Least you can Trust the Skeptics!

I study Skeptics. I study them as a social and psychological phenomenon. It’s a real hobby of mine, maybe because I’ve got an internet stalker who’s one of them; and maybe I should thank him for being such a good research subject! There’s this kind of myth, this fantasy, that Skeppers are somehow the bastions of good, honest research and the vanguard of the very best of human cognition and creation. Even some non-Skeppers believe this. “The Skeptics might be wrong, but at least you can trust them not to lie.” Er… no! Skeptometrists, and scientists in general, are just the same as anyone else; they sometimes lie, cheat, mislead, delude themselves, take short cuts, cover their tracks, lose their nerve and use dirty tricks against their enemies. In other words they’re capable of everything that they accuse “Woos” of doing. Of course not all Skeptomandoes do this, but then neither do all non-Skeps.

A good example has just emerged. The Big Pharma company Wyeth has been forced to admit that it faked research papers on its hormone-replacement therapy drugs: http://www.naturalnews.com/029160_medical_journals_ghostwriters.html . They covered up the dangers of their product, the increased risk of cancer, dementia etc.

There are other examples. I’ve written about The Houdini Code, see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2009/05/houdini-code.html and there’s also the doubts cast over that Skeptolemicist and absolute Knight in Shining Armour of the Skeptic Movement, James Randi. His proclaimed “coup” exposing the world of psychic investigators, Project Alpha, is not what it first appears to be. Nexus magazine exposed how the actual occurrences during that attempted-hoax were not quite as Randi portrayed them as; that’s the nicest way of putting it! (Sorry, the online editions of this article have been taken down.)

Piltdown Man is probably the most famous scientific hoax in history. In 1912 some bones were supposedly found of a proto-human creature that became a sensation, but it was a fake concocted for political reasons. Germany had just won accolades for its isolation of Neanderthal Man remains and because of the rivalry between the two countries it was prestigious for Britain to discover its own hominid ancestor. The perpetrator has never been caught and is probably dead by now. It took over 40 years to expose the fraud; and in that time Piltdown Man became part of the human family, appearing in scientific journals and books. There's a memorial in the Sussex village where the "discovery" was made which has been allowed to remain standing and a pub was set up there called The Piltdown Man. (It's still called that; it hasn't changed its name!)

The most recent and topical example of this is Climategate. What happened was that a hacker managed to access the email accounts of scientists from the International Panel on Climate Change that were stored in the computers in the University of East Anglia. The emails were of private discussions between various scientists in which they blatantly and state how they know very well the Man-Made-Climate-Change Theory is incorrect, but they decide to conspire to cover that up for political and economic reasons. The control of the media by the government was sadly tight enough to prevent this story becoming the scandal it deserved to be; however it swept around the alternative media and internet like wildfire. (See: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2010/04/alternative-view-4-part-3.html) Thanks goodness for the Net! Climategate is not the first time this kind of deception has happened. I’ve written before about the Hockey-Stick Hoax, an earlier and even more blatant attempt to cover up which I write about here (I am “hagbard_celine”): http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1204 .

Science, ever since the Enlightenment and the fall of Religion, is put on one of the most massive and highest pedestals as anything since Jesus Christ. It’s as if, in our very noble and understandable reaction against Religion, have swung too far back the other way to the opposite extreme. Richard Dawkins is a good example, see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/04/god-delusion-by-richard-dawkins.html . There’s no doubt that Science is a wonderful thing, but does it really deserve all the fawning consecration that is bestowed on it? Or is it time for those who work within the establishments of Science and Reason to take a long hard look in the mirror and realize that they are not the lily-whites they’ve been led to believe they are. And as for the rest of us: we’ve got, to quote Dawkins, “to stop being so damn deferential” to Science and especially the Skeptic Movement. We have to realize that both sides in the debate are equally flawed; and then maybe we can assess all the evidence, all the pro’s and con’s, for everything and hopefully reach the truth.

(Latest HPANWO Voice article: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2010/07/big-brother-rules-go-out-window.html
And: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2010/06/rip-subway.html

Latest HPANWO TV film: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2010/07/dont-eat-pringles.html
And: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2010/07/mutilating-mother-earth.html)