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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The stigma of mental illness and tyranny

The stigma of mental illness. It is one of the few remnants of a bygone era of eugenics and Nazism. In the early days, it was a sign of shame and disgrace. The stigma was similar to racism, to religious intolerance and eugenics. All of which have since gone but the stigma for mental illness remains. It is no longer a shame to be black, to be Catholic or Quaker, to be Jewish, Moslem, Atheist, to be in a wheel chair or even to be mentally disabled.

It is strange to me that when we think of a child or adult with mental retardation we get fuzzy thoughts about a person who despite being cursed with a tragic disability as being full of love and joy. The family of such a person though at first devastated knowing that their dreams and desires for this person will not come true soon turn into a blessing. We think of people like Rainman, like corky,
like helpless individuals who are bright and cheery. They will never grow up to be fully capable adults yet most become a little self sufficient and they are beloved by family.

This is not so with mental illness. When we think of Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Paranoiac, borderline personalities or hyper mania, the first thought is Charles Manson, The Unabomber, Jeffery Dahmner, The Columbine Killers, Adolph Hitler and other madmen and mad women who murder and cause destruction. We think of psychos, raving disheveled filthy homeless people. Family members tend to hide children with a diagnosis of a mental illness. sometimes they just cast them away in institutions or on the streets. There are countless films portraying insanity and dementia with murderers and mayhem. Think of mental illness and we get the above mentioned stereotypes which are still seen in Hollywood movies in media and in news sensations.

I decided to write about this after watching a series of television ads which are being broadcast to try and combat the stigma. I had first learned about them from an episode of Good Morning America. The ads were by a family that had a mentally ill relative who suffered from Bipolar disorder, a disorder affecting over 5 million Americans yet is viewed terribly by the public.

The ad courageously combats this stigma but there is still a lot that must be done to combat it. In fact all Americans should worry about it. This is because psychiatry and the stigma of mental illness can also be used to target not just those truly afflicted but ordinary Americans by using guilt by association and by lumping those with certain traits with those who are dangerous.

In countries such as National Socialist Germany and Soviet Russia and even in western republics including the United states, opponents and other undesirables were cast as mentally ill and persecuted by the state and the public using this stigma. Nazis used psychiatry to cast Jews, communists, Gypsies and opposition as sub human and mentally ill. Psychiatry was the foundation of Eugenics in Hitler's Germany.

The same was also used decades earlier in Britain and the USA. The Eugenics movement with help from psychiatry became the foundations for racism, Jim Crow, anti semitism and genocide of native indigenous. The stigma of mental illness was also fueled by Hollywood films.

The 1934 film Maniac for example, about a mad scientist featured descriptions about certain mental ailments such as paranoiac and manic depressive that grouped them with dangerous people and sex offenders. Then there were Alfred Hitchcock films such as Paranoiac and Psycho. Movie reviewers advocated that posters of wanted criminals with mental disorders have placards placed that ask why they were allowed outside of mental gulags. Other movies fueled suspicion and bigotry.

Mental health text books and guidelines also made matters worse, portraying all who had mental disorders and any mental lapse as invalid and useless incapable of working or being independent. They were also portrayed as child like and even subhuman.

Despite efforts to curtail the stigma of mental illness, despite ending the gulag system and closing down institutions as well as aiding them in building their lives the mentally ill and the mentally retarded are still deemed as undesirables.

The left especially has used this to attack those they hate. Those who are libertarian, conservative, religious, those who believe in liberty and freedom, all are deemed crazy mentally ill criminals by liberals and by the Democrats. In Democrat states such as California, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut New York and New Jersey ETC psychiatrists brand those with such beliefs as mentally ill and torment and work to ruin their lives.

During the Tea Party rallies, liberal media outlets and blogs categorized protesters as mentally ill radicals. This with the usual grouping together with Nazis and the KKK. The left also attacks opponents of health care, gun control ETC as mentally ill.

Advocates against smaller government and for 2nd amendment rights are also favorite targets. On YouTube for example, those who oppose government management of our very existence are deemed paranoid schizophrenics. Paranoia is a catch phrase used to smear opposition to bigger government.

The religious are also favorites. A Canadian psychiatrist for example wrote a video equating religion with mental disease. He grouped all who believed in God as schizophrenics, bipolar and just about every severe mental illness under the sun. He then finished by stating that religion was a contagious mental disease and that rather regarding someone as religious, they should be regarded as mentally disturbed. It smacks of communist despotism.

These alone are causes for concern. Those who have read my blog over the years know about case studies I have shown of how liberals use psychiatry to destroy the lives of innocent people. As our government grows bigger, and as our freedoms and civil liberties diminish, along with new catchphrases and diagnosis being made up by the APA grows, the danger grows and grows and grows even more. Expect in the future to see defender of human rights, the constitution and liberty against government and the UN a mental disorder along with gun owner, non conformist and others.

In conclusion, aiding the mentally ill is a cause we must all endear ourselves to. It is a civil rights cause that can affect anyone of us. Helping them to build their lives and become self sufficient and stable benefits the community and ourselves. It also takes away power from tyrannical government.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Are serpents living among us?

In the world wide web and in the publishing world, there are conspiracy theories going about concerning topics from the Kennedy assassination, aliens, 9/11 being an inside job, Chariot of the gods, a book claiming that extraterrestrials influenced the ancient world, and corporate control over government. While some present some truth, some are fantastic and even fictitious. One such theory involves ancient history and a belief that we have not been alone in the universe for sometime.

British Author and Green activist David Icke has compiled a series of books claiming that since the dawn of time, Earth has been inhabited by a race of serpents from the solar system alpha Draconis. The alien reptiles use holograms to disguise themselves as humans. He claims that several famous people past and present are serpent reptiles called annunaki by followers of Icke. These include Queen Elizabeth II, Hitler, Stalin, Both Bush presidents, Bill Clinton and Even celebrities such as Matt Damon, Tom Cruise and Boxcar Willie.

Icke's core ideas are outlined in four books written over seven years: The Robots' Rebellion (1994), ... And the Truth Shall Set You Free (1995), The Biggest Secret: The Book that Will Change the World (1999), and Children of the Matrix (2001). The basic conspiracy theory is that the world is controlled by a network of secret societies referred to as the "Brotherhood," at the apex of which stand the "Illuminati" or "Global Elite."The goal of the Brotherhood is a world government, a plan that Icke says was laid out in the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (in reality, long established as a Czarist hoax) which Icke says are really the revealed plans of the Illuminati. Icke, in common with many other conspiracy theorists, says the methods of these conspirators include control of the world's economies and the use of mind-control techniques.

The Global Elite controls the Brotherhood and the world using what Icke calls a "pyramid of manipulation," consisting of sets of hierarchical structures involving banking, business, the military, education, the media, religion, drug companies, intelligence agencies, and organised crime. At the very top of the pyramid are what Icke calls the "Prison Warders," who are not human. He writes that: "A pyramidal structure of human beings has been created under the influence and design of the extraterrestrial Prison Warders and their overall master, the Luciferic Consciousness. They control the human clique at the top of the pyramid, which I have dubbed the Global Elite."

Icke cites the Holocaust, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 11 September 2001 attacks, and the notion of man made global warming, which he describes as a "myth", as examples of events financed and organised by the Global Elite. British journalist Simon Jones writes that, according to Icke, "Ordinary people are being massively duped into believing that the ordinary course of world events are the consequence of known political forces and random, uncontrollable events. However, the course of humanity is being manipulated at every level. These individuals arrange for incidents to occur around the world, which then elicit a response from the public ('something must be done'), and in turn allows those in power to do whatever they had planned to do in the first place." Icke refers to this as problem-reaction-solution.

Icke's theories have as you can imagined landed him in hot water especially with European and Canadian human rights tribunals over his attacks against Israel and the Jews which have been denounced by groups such as The Anti Defamation League as hate speech. Indeed much of Icke's theories especially concerning serpent aliens are code words for anti semitism and racism against particular groups. This is to get by hate speech laws in Other countries where anti semitism and racism are illegal.

In addition to citing Jewish and other related groups and individuals as serpents and as serpent conspiracies, he has targeted Muslims, Roman Catholics and American Evangelical Christians as reptiles or Anunnaki.

Following around the world

Icke's followers have cited evidence of the Anunnaki using YouTube videos. On some videos you will see digital broadcasts with pixelation and interference and other anomalies related to satellite broadcasts. A news anchor shown to have scales, sideways blinking eyes, a lizard lips and long tongue for example. Also characters with Green eyes are targets. Instead of interference, followers of the reptile shape shifter theory claim they are reptilian and use it as evidence.

No one has been immune from these attacks. Even the likes of Alex Jones have come under scrutiny of being a shape shifting alien. The funny thing is this only started around the time digital broadcasting was introduced not analog.

The theory of shape shifters has been expanded using works such as Chariots of the Gods. UFO activists including one Vermont Station have broadcast stories of Dinosaur shape shifters from the Draco Constellation invading Earth and how events in the Bible, and other holy books and chronicles such as the flood, Adam and Eve, the Tower of Babel Elijah the prophet and the life of Christ are all influenced by aliens. Christian followers of Icke cite the Serpent in the Garden of Eden as a symbolic story of Mankind being blasted back into the Bronze age by Anunnaki. Its a story straight out of science fiction. But to Icke's followers and even UFO theorists, it is science fact.

Icke was briefly detained when he tried to enter Canada in October 1999 to take part in a speaking tour, following complaints from the Canadian Jewish Congress to Ontario's Hate Crime Unit. His books were removed from Indigo Books and Music stores, and several venues on his speaking tour were cancelled. The University of Toronto allowed his speech there to go ahead in the Hart House Theatre, with some 70 protesters standing outside. Icke received a standing ovation after speaking for four hours.

University of Toronto law professor Edward Morgan wrote on 30 September 1999 to the university's president, Robert Pritchard: "This is precisely the type of vilifying material with which the Supreme Court was concerned in its decision regarding the Criminal Code of Canada ban. The publications praise classic anti-Semitic tracts, and are replete with references to a secret society carrying on a global conspiracy led by a manipulating Jewish clique. The material which I have reviewed finds no place in the Canadian marketplace of ideas."

Sumari Communications, which hosted Icke's tour, denied the allegations: "I dispute the anti-Semite issue because the Jewish community has chosen to isolate anti-Semitic quotes in David's books which he himself uses quotes from Jewish authors to prove his theories. No one is forcing these people to be here, but what is important is that they have the choice. It is called freedom and David doesn't even mention the Jews in his talks." Icke himself addressed the concerns during his speech:

Is this a Jewish plot? No, No, No. Is it a plot? Yes, Yes, Yes. We are being manipulated, and I do not care if you are Jewish, Chinese, Catholic, etc. We are all being manipulated. And those people that are offended by what I have to say, they should choose not to be offended.

Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman told Jon Ronson that he helped prevent media interviews and book signings Icke had set up for himself in Canada in 2000. Icke attracted an audience of 1,200 for his lecture that year in a downtown Vancouver theatre. In 2001, when Icke's Children of the Matrix was published, Warman issued libel notices to Canadian libraries, warning them that the book contained defamatory statements, including the claim that Warman was working to stop the exposure of the abuse and sacrifice of children. The B.C. Libraries Association cited Warman's notices on an Internet database of censorship attempts.

Icke continues to deny being racist or anti Semitic. These incidents have actually helped him out as they point to proof of there being a conspiracy plot by a large interstellar think tank to enslave humanity. Unfortunately, many of his followers are genuine haters of Jews.

Pastor Peter J Peters runs Laporte Church of Christ in LaPorte Colorado. He is a follower of British Israelitism, the belief that white European specifically those from Northern Europe are the lost descendants of The northern tribes of Israel. He has incorporated Icke's teachings into his sermons where he frequently refers to evil people as snakes, serpents and reptilians. Although Peters does not literally believe in an alien take over or in shape shifters, he views it metaphorically, pointing out Christs description of the Pharisees as serpents who are of their father the devil. Other more extreme groups such as Christian identity churches and Neo Nazis literally follow Icke's teaching as true and associate Jews, and at times others such as blacks and Hispanics as serpents.

Left wing communists and Anarchists have also made similar attacks using the theory against Evangelical born again Christians and against conservative activists as well as corporate executives and other opponents to vilify them.


Refuting the serpent conspiracy is easy. First of all as mentioned before, digital anomalies do not cut the mustard. These are the result of interference of satellite broadcasts in digital, not a holographic malfunction. This is true because there are no such videos found in analog. Second, Icke's theories are borrowed from fantasy and science fiction.

The stories of serpent men are found as far back in the stories of King Kull in 1929. They were also adapted for the comic series Conan the Barbarian as well as the animated series Conan the adventurer where Conan fights serpent soldiers of Set using star metal weapons that expose them as serpents and banishes them to the Abyss.

Shape shifting serpent Men are also commonplace in stories such as He-man, Doctor Who, Othulhu, and even an entire TV series, called V about an invasion by serpent aliens disguised as humans. A new series is set to debut on November 3rd.

Third, serpent men probably would not have survived in our temperate environment or be able to breathe our air. In addition, such problems as holograph errors would have been noticeable.

So in conclusion while David Icke does draw out interesting theories, this is one theory that really doesn't stand.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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