Scandalous Scoundrel Media Big Lies

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Scandalous Scoundrel Media Big Lies
by Stephen Lendman

They proliferate daily. Shameless propaganda substitutes for hard truths.
it mocks legitimate journalism. It fronts for power. It does so reprehensibly. It betrays readers and viewers in the process.

It exceeds the worst of Cold War misinformation. It increases chances for global conflict. It drives things unconscionably toward it.

Sunshine is the best disinfectant. On May 4, RT International did responsible fact-checking. “MSM uncertain who is behind deadly Odessa blaze,” it said.

Hard evidence omits doubt. Video footage delivers clarity. Not according to scoundrel media liars. RT put it this way, saying:

“Despite clear evidence that the pro-Kiev radicals set Odessa’s House of Trade Unions ablaze on Friday killing dozens, the mainstream media (are) being ambiguous about the causes of the tragedy.”

Misinformation proliferates. Hard truths are buried. “(A)ssigning blame to those who actu
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PEACHES GELDOF: MIND CONTROL: SATANISM: MYSTERIOUS DEATHS

 
Peaches urged her social media followers to learn about the O.T.O, which caused a surge of interest for the secret society in mass media. This “bright happy” young mother dabbled in “magical acts” using dark energies to achieve success. Or so she thought. 
  
ED Noor: The sex rites of the OTO are not to be dismissed lightly. Nor are they all “just” blood; the sex ritual aspect is very real; the physical stamina of the participants is pushed to the utmost, often to the point of unconsciousness in their efforts to attract various demons.
Crowley battled Christianity with black magick, and spent his life detailing how to perform black masses which include sacrificing animals and children. He wrote “A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim for use in the Mass” (which corresponds back to the sacrifice of children to Ba’al in much earlier times).
In Crowley’s day restless wantons from all level of society partook in these rites, in private, the elite flocked to participate in his doings. Things have not changed. Peaches may not have been a sacrifice; she could have simply overdone things. We may never know the truth. It would not be the first time; stimulants are part of these things, whatever can help maintain endurance.

 Call me shallow but, the fact that her husband is a Cohen who pushes the Hasidic fashion look to complement his dark Sephardic looks, also strikes a chord. This girl got in over her head. Even their young sons are given the names of ancient Hebrew female goddesses. 

In truth, looking at this young woman over the years, she shows all the usual signs of having been tampered with ~ the usual conditioning given these very normal people who happen to be born of rock royalty. (Any rocker with the title “sir” has to be a corrupt person to have earned the dubious honour and Bob is a rather slithery individual. Rumour was his dirty looks were not a mere affectation but his true state of cleanliness.)

In looking for images of Peaches I also discovered that for some time she was heavily involved with the twisted pornographer Eli Roth, creator of torture porn. Poor girl was 17 years younger than he. She has messed with some pretty evil people in her past.

Peaches urged her social media followers to learn about the O.T.O, which caused a surge of interest for the secret society in mass media (well, tabloid news).

While information concerning her death is still scarce, Peaches life had all of the bearings of an industry victim: 

She was born into an unstable, show-business family;

She got involved in the entertainment industry early in her life;

She developed relations with industry insiders;

She dabbled with the most powerful spiritual currents of the occult elite;

Finally, she unfortunately lost her life in “mysterious” circumstances, under the spell of an elite secret society.

Notice that her husband and father say she was ‘bonkers’ in their supposed eulogies.  That’s not normally the kind of thing people say of their loved ones when they’ve just died.  They wanted her to keep quiet presumably.  It seems Peaches had come to the realisation that the Satanic cults and networks they all belong to are evil and wrong.  Far from being bonkers, she was the only sane one in the family.  Like Diana, and the Royals, they had to get rid of the one that was starting to spill the beans as to what is really going on. 

Satanic sex cult makes its mark on Geldof 

Then there is this event which, when I first read of it thought perhaps there might be hope for Peaches after all. The pedophile received a hefty prison term and the mothers have also faced prosecution.

We might be seeing, once again, the dark side of the entertainment world working its “magick” in plain sight. Meanwhile, from Aangirfan: 

April 8, 2014 

On 26 November 2013, the Lost Prophets singer Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.

Peaches Geldof tweeted the names of the mothers who allowed Ian Watkins to try to abuse their babies

In April 2012, Watkins attempted to rape an 11-month-old baby boy.

The boy’s mother pleaded guilty to aiding the attempted attack.

Another mother allowed Watkins to plot the rape of her daughter.

Did Peaches know too much about a powerful pedophile ring?

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Peaches Geldof, right, with her mother Paula Yates and Paula’s partner Michael Hutchence.  www.dailymail.co.uk 

Michael Hutchence was the partner of Paula Yates who was the mother of Peaches Geldof.

On 22 November 1997, Michael Hutchence died in mysterious circumstances.
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Paula Yates wrote in her police statement that Michael Hutchence was “frightened”.

Yates wrote that Bob Geldof, Peaches’ father, had threatened them repeatedly with, “Don’t forget, I am above the law”.[10] 

Yates refused to accept the coroners verdict of suicide. [11] 

On 17 September 2000, Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates, died in mysterious circumstances.

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On 7 April 2014 Peaches Geldof, 25, was found dead at her home in Wrotham, in Kent in the UK.
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Police investigating the death of Peaches Geldof reportedly found ‘no hard drugs, no suicide note and no visible signs of injury’.
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Peaches Geldof and her son Astala and a ghostly hand.
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In June 2011, an inquest heard that Peaches’ name appeared in the diary of 18-year-old Freddy McConnel who died in mysterious circumstances. 

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Peaches Geldof and Jonny Makeup 

Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof (1989 – 2014), the daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, was an English journalist, television presenter and model. 

Bob Geldof’s paternal grandmother, Amelia Falk, was Jewish [13]
 

Peaches died in mysterious circumstances.

Paula Yates in 1999 and daughter Peaches Geldof in 2008. iaincarstairs.wordpress.com 

Peaches was the granddaughter of Hughie Green

 Her sisters are Fifi Geldof and Pixie Geldof. She also has a younger half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof. [4] 

 Peaches was married to Thomas Cohen.

Agent Provocateur’s Occult Campaign ~ ‘featuring Peaches Geldof.’
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See the Agent Provocateur official site “for some interesting symbolism.”

According to an article at Mail Online, a Satanic sex cult is ensnaring a growing number of celebrities, such as Peaches Geldof, Jimmy Page and Jay-Z.

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page “has taken part in occult magical rituals” and bought Satanist Aleister Crowley’s former home.
 
DailyMail 

The Mail does not mention that the CIA and its friends have long used Satanic sex cults to mind-control top people.  


Maxwell-Knight, a friend of Aleister Crowley. From: ‘One Girl’s War, by Joan Miller (1986) we learn about Charles Henry Maxwell-Knight, formerly head of Britain’s MI5 spy agency. “His first wife Gladys, I learnt, died in the Overseas Club after some sort of occult misadventure in which the notorious Aleister Crowley was involved.” (http://www.bilderberg.org/sis.htm) 

Peaches Geldof showed an interest in Scientology and Judaism.

Peaches Geldof told her Twitter fans that she is a devotee of Ordo Templi Orientis, known as OTO.
OTO originated in Germany or Austria between 1895 and 1906. [4]
OTO, in the UK, was founded by Aleister Crowley.
Crowley’s form of worship “involved sadomasochistic sex rituals” with young males and females, spells, and the use of hard drugs…

Crowley and Peaches. DailyMail

THE ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS (OTO) is today’s best-known of the hard-core, British-based Satanist cults. 

Like the Lucis Trust, the OTO is a direct off-shoot of the work of Britain’s leading twentieth-century Satanist, Theosophy leader Aliester Crowley.

OTO enthusiasts claim this organization is an offshoot of Templar freemasonry, and hint at very influential protection from among Templars very high in British freemasonry. 



Reportedly, there are now OTO lodges around the UK.

John Bonner, 62, from East Sussex, is the head of OTO in the UK.

Former FBI agent Ted Gundersen investigated Satanic circles in LA.

He found that Crowley’s teachings suggested human sacrifice, preferably of ‘an intelligent young boy’.


“POLICE are probing claims that disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile was filmed cavorting naked in a Satanic sex club.

“Operation Yewtree detectives investigating the shamed star’s sordid antics are hunting for the footage which is said to have been preserved on DVD.

“The sleazy film is said to show other celebrities and civic bigwigs taking part in naked Satanic rituals at a secret club called The Chamber.
“The meeting place in Whitby, North Yorks, had a ceremonial whipping post in the centre of the room. Occult symbols including pentagrams and goat’s heads adorned the walls.”

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Bob Geldof’s Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts supposed to help the poor of the Third World.

The money raised by Geldof’s Live 8 “was instead used to pay off the corporate creditors of indebted countries.  In effect, the ENTIRE focus of the money generated by Live 8 was to provide direct assistance to corporations owed money by these impoverished nations.”


Blair and Geldof.
 
In 2008, Bob Geldof made a speech, in Melbourne, about the tragedy of Third World poverty.

 He was paid A$100,000 for his one-off speech which included a luxury hotel room and first-class airfares. [28]

 
Bob Geldof is a friend of George Bush and Tony Blair. 

ED Noor: Now you understand how he earned the title “sir”. Bob is also a close affiliate in these charity workings with his good friend Bono who also moves in the same elite social circles.

Above, we see Ian Watkins.


Ian Watkins was raised in a Baptist manse in Wales by Church minister John Davies and his wife Elaine.
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Ian Watkins, famous singer.


Ian Watkins reportedly likes sex with very young children.

On 26 November 2013, Watkins pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.

The charges included sexually touching a one-year-old and encouraging a fan to abuse her own child during a webcam chat. 

He ‘seduced fan aged 15’ before she offered him her baby to abuse

Ian Watkins 

A former girlfriend of Watkins said he abused hundreds of fans before also trying to abuse their children.

The former girlfriend of Watkins says she first went to the notorious South Wales police in 2008 but she was ignored.

Using the Skype online chat programme, Watkins and 24-year-old female fan discussed getting the fan’s baby daughter to have sex with animals and take drugs. 

Peaches Geldof could face investigation after naming women / Peaches Geldof faces criminal probe after tweeting names of … 

Peaches Geldof faces criminal probe after tweeting names of mothers who helped Lostprophets paedophile abuse their babies 

The CIA’s Monarch Programming takes its name from the Monarch butterfly. “They begin as worms (underdeveloped and new) and after the cocoon stage (programming) it is transformed into a completely different creature ~ a high-flying butterfly (aka the Monarch slave). Also, when someone is given electroshock therapy, a feeling of light-headedness occurs and the person feels like they are floating, like a butterfly.” ~ memoirsfrommorocco.blogspot.com

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BILL CLINTON: AN ALIEN INVASION “MAY BE THE ONLY WAY TO UNITE THIS INCREASINGLY DIVIDED WORLD”

ED Noor: Not mentioned by the author is this ominous and infamous quote from Kissinger:
“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an “extraterrestrial” invasion], whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.” ~ Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991.

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By Michael Snyder

April 6, 2014

Would contact with a race of aliens be enough to fully unite humanity?

Would it cause all of us to drop our bitter quarrels and come together as one?
That is apparently what former president Bill Clinton believes. On Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night, Clinton said that an alien invasion “may be the only way to unite this increasingly divided world of ours”.
He also said that “if we were visited someday, I wouldn’t be surprised”.
So does he know something that the rest of us don’t?
And why is he sharing this now? 

In recent years, the general public has been primed for the possibility of contact with aliens. There has been an endless barrage of books, movies, television shows and video games that portray human contact with extraterrestrials. It has gotten to the point where even some of the most hardcore skeptics in our society seem quite eager to embrace the possibility of extraterrestrial contact. Is this a good thing, or could the truth be that we are being set up for a great deception of historic proportions?
Appearances by major political figures on late night talk shows are usually highly scripted. So it seemed odd that Jimmy Kimmel would ask Bill Clinton about UFOs. Is that something that Clinton actually wanted to talk about? When Kimmel asked his questions, Clinton seemed quite prepared with his answers. Among other things, he told Kimmel that “the differences among people of Earth would seem small” if we were to be suddenly confronted with contact by extraterrestrials.
The former president said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday that an invasion by extraterrestrials might be the best way to unite the fractious countries of our war-wracked planet.

“I had people go look at the records on Area 51 to make sure there was no alien down there. But there are no aliens there. So then I, when the Roswell thing came up, I knew we’d get gazillions of letters. So I had all the Roswell papers reviewed, everything.

[At the same time,] we know now we live in an ever expanding universe. We know that there are billions of star and planets literally out there, and the universe is getting bigger. We know from our fancy telescopes that just in the last two years, more than 20 planets have been identified outside our solar system that seem to be far enough away from their suns and dense enough that they might be able to support some form of life, so it makes it increasingly less likely that we are alone.
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If we were visited someday, I wouldn’t be surprised. I just hope that it is not like Independence Day, that it’s a conflict. [Although] that may be the only way to unite this incredibly divided world of ours. ‘They’re out there, we’d better [work together]’ Think of how all the difference among people on earth would seem small if we felt threatened by a space invader. Everybody gets together and makes nice. That is the whole theory of Independence Day.”

I have posted video of Bill Clinton telling Jimmy Kimmel these things below.

This is absolutely stunning.
Back in 1987, President Ronald Reagan made a similar statement. He told the United Nations General Assembly the following…
“I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside of this world.”
At that time, a belief in “aliens” was usually ridiculed.

Just think how much has happened since that time to help prepare humanity for alien contact.

Not only have we been primed to think that it could happen someday ~ we have been primed to expect that it will happen someday.

In fact, according to a survey conducted by National Geographic, 77 percent of all Americans already “believe there are signs that aliens have visited Earth”.

But only 68 percent of all Americans believe that Jesus is God or the Son of God.

That means that more Americansbelieve that UFOs have visited us than believe what the Bible has to say about Jesus Christ.

At this point, even the most hardcore “skeptics” in our society seem absolutely primed for extraterrestrial contact.

Just consider celebrity atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of the new Fox series “Cosmos” A Spacetime Odyssey”. He appears very open to the possibility that aliens have visited us or may visit us in the future. In fact, he has joked that aliens may be avoiding open contact with us because they can’t detect any sign of intelligent life on this planet.

“I wonder if, in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behaviour they have concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on Earth”.
And celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins seems very open to the possibility that life on earth may have been “intelligently designed” by aliens. Just check out this video.

Alternatively, the Vatican also appears to be extremely interested in the search for extraterrestrial life. Vatican astronomers speak excitedly about the possibility of contact with “brother extraterrestrial“, and one has even suggested that aliens could “be the Saviours of humankind“.

It seems like almost everyone is looking up at the stars, hoping for contact with other life forms.

And with each passing day, even more “UFO videos” and “alien videos” are posted to YouTube. Certainly many of them are fakes, but is that true for all of them? It has gotten to the point where there are millions upon millions of people out there that claim that they have either personally seen a UFO or have had contact with an alien being. With each passing decade, this type of activity seems to become even more frequent.

So what is it all leading up to?

All over the world, our technology is capturing images of these “UFOs” and “aliens”. The following is one video from Mississippi that I discovered just today.

Most people out there seem to have the hope that when we do make contact with aliens, that they will come in peace.

And there are many, including Bill Clinton, that seem to believe that contact with extraterrestrial life will finally be the moment that unites the entire world.

But there are others that have studied these things intensely for many years that are deeply, deeply concerned about the agenda of these “aliens”. For instance, Temple University Professor Dr. David Jacobs has been studying the alien abduction phenomenon for more than 30 years, and he has developed “a tremendous sense of concern about the future” based on what he has discovered.

But I must say that now that I’ve learned as much as I have learned, and I think I’ve learned an awful lot, I am very, very unsettled and upset by what I see. I don’t like what I see. I wish I didn’t see this. I wish I hadn’t uncovered this. I despair of it. It’s thrown me into a tremendous sense of concern about the future and unease. I just don’t like it very much. I wish I did. I don’t want to be this way. I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news. I could not have ever imagined that I would come to this position. What I’m seeing now, what I’ve found with the phenomenon, I could never have imagined.
So what do you think?

Do you believe that we will make contact with “extraterrestrial life” someday? 

 

 If we do, will that be good or bad?

Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below.

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Miley Cyrus-The Illuminati Virus

How closely are you monitoring your children/teen music? Do you know what they’re listening too? Are you afraid to know the TRUTH? If not then, read on… When I saw this first video, it really saddened me. Seriously. I know you’re probably thinking, it’s just me over-reacting to a simple young lady’s music who has […] Continue reading

A Reality Show of Your Life – Would You Watch?

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The best reader responses are below.

In case anyone is curious about me, no I would not watch
a reality show based on my life; nor would anyone else.
My life takes place inside my head. Nothing to see!

That’s how I get through these long Manitoba winters.

Dennis- Unless they handed out awards for MOST boring show ever.

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have brought this subject up to my wife several times in the recent
past. We laugh at how boring our life is and how no-one would watch us
as we sat in bed ,her watching tv and me reading. Her disturbing my
reading with something she thinks is funny or suspenseful, and me trying
to ignore her attempts to distract my reading, or me glaring at her
when she succeeds. Unless somebody finds a couple of people living with
four dogs as a good use of time, it is unlikely to have any viewership.

No, Henry, I would not watch a reality show about myself. Unless they handed out awards for MOST boring show ever.
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Bill It’s tough being sane in an insane world.

My life reminds me of the Grateful Dead song Truckin’, which includes the line: what a long, strange trip it’s been. My mom and dad are gone, as is my sister, my ex-wife and daughter (who has not spoken to me for 3 years – no explanation given). The only family I have left is my brother Bob, who is married with two kids and always busy. Fortunately, we are very close, so when we do chat, it’s very nourishing. One thing we both agree on: Life is strange and people are weird.

When I get to sharing stories with people, I often hear, “you should write a book.” Which brings me to your question: If your life were a reality show, would you watch it? My answer is NO. At least not without some glamorization. I lost too often. It’s quite pitiful. So much potential going to waste.

I thought “being saved” and giving my life to God would change things. It had a positive effect at first, but then a negative effect later. Now I am free from that mindfuck, as well as the marriage and family craziness (I married a Filipina in Cebu City in 1988. My experience was similar to yours.) At 58, the “need” for a female sex partner and companion is finally subsiding. This is a huge blessing.

My focus these days is on being fully aware of life “in the moment.” It goes by fast, so enjoy each pain-free moment. I am content living alone in my comfortable condo. Peace and quiet, surrounded by nature in warm, sunny Florida. Life is good. Now, if the Government would stop attacking us from all directions, my stress level would be much healthier. It’s tough being sane in an insane world.
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Denny- Modernity is one big show.

My life already is a “reality show” and yes I am watching it as I live it. Krishnamurti once coined the phrase: The Observer is the Observed, which sounds rather esoteric but is confirmed by physicist Dr. David Bohm. When observing subatomic particles scientists discovered that the very act of observing the particle actually had an affect on it — meaning……our very awareness of something (focused attention) actually changes it.

Observing this “show” is indeed having an affect but whether the whole season gets pulled or has a long run is anybody’s guess. Complete with sites like yours (the good guys) exposing the Illuminati (the bad guys), consumer zombies, fembots and clueless Liberals thickens the plot indeed. Not being a fan of TV in general…. no I would not watch it but I am “observing” it…….reluctantly. Modernity is one big show.

Jim- I feel I’m in the show waiting for the gong.

My life has been a good one so far fighting the battle against the evil empire. My name is Jim R I live in Framingham Massachusetts. I produce four-hour long cable shows that air on local cable TV that basically do what you are doing but in video on TV.  My shows deal with news topics from all over the internet that are very controversial and not shown on regular TV. One of my main topics has been the Holocaust Hoax and all things relating to it. Why I say my life is a reality show is because so far the Jews haven’t had the balls to come after me for exposing their Hoax, which surprises me, as they took my show off the air in 2010 for a year. I guess they finally came to a realization that free speech is part of the fabric of life in the U. S. So the question remains how long will the Jews allow me to function? When will they make their move to use the forces to be to attack me and do whatever they can to take me down.   I feel I’m in the show waiting for the gong. I have a lot of short videos on youtube and my longer shows are on RizoliTV1 on youtube.

Christopher No, it would be far too depressing for TV.

No, I would not want my life (at present) depicted in a reality show. The reason? Too depressing. An amazing movie, however, could be made tracing the incredible decline, in health-wealth-and stealth, of this American; who was once quite wealthy, healthy, traveled the world, and enjoyed an ample amount of privacy and dignity.

Some actions and choices could have been better. Yet, no amount of smart moves could «plan» for the poisoning of our air, food, and water. No amount of «planning» could predict the day when I would be surrounded by «Blue Pill» takers. And no amount of «planning» could figure out what to do with the incredibly high levels of poisonous, manmade radiation being unleashed upon the Earth… No, it would be far too depressing for TV. The Sheeple prefer lighter fare. Thanks New World Order!

Andrew E – Don’t need  the ego endorphins that come from being “liked”.

No. In the same way that I don’t take photos at a museum or watch my nephew’s Christmas concert through my camera screen rather than watching live in the moment.

It is this “living in the moment” that is so undervalued today. Sharing your every thought with the world for “likes” is the great inflation of ego and the staple of generation Y. It compromises and edits the thought process during inception as every thought starts with, “what would they think of __?” “This movie’s great, I bet I can get 10 likes” “twitter would love this thought” .. And instead of sitting with our original thoughts and ideas we share them and await their reception, anticipating either silence or the ego endorphins that come from being “liked”.

Fame or even reality show celebrity is like being on social media whenever you’re in public; molding every gesture or articulation based on what the group finds pleasing. We lose the self within the crowd. Every girl who is passionate about renaissance art and every boy who is enticed by the circle of fifths in music may repress their passion for something more culturally acceptable. “How about those Grammy performances?”

Dr. JohnNope, too boring and too many mistakes. 

Now if it was a time machine and I could go back in time then that would be a different story
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Michael – Looking forward to growing old in as close to the most boring way possible,

I might have to watch the reality show of my life, particularly my earlier life. It was the exact opposite of the boring, steady, predictable life that I am striving towards. In fact, it contained the following elements:

*Graphic sex – my mother, for a time, did “go-go” dancing (pole dancing/stripping in the modern vernacular) to supplement the food stamps she received (single mom in the 1970’s), and then she was a prostitute-turned-madam for the mob in the 1980’s in New Jersey;

*Drugs – my father sold, then used, much cocaine and graduated to crack in the mid-80’s, smoking as much as $1,800 per day; this forced me, as a teenager, to work, sometimes multiple shifts, at the local McDonald’s in Brooklyn’s Coney Island area, just to (shortly) keep a roof over our heads;

*Homelessness – a teenaged boy should not have to sleep under the Coney Island boardwalk, or in store fronts, and have to get beat up, urinated and spit on, because his crack-addicted father burned down the apartment;

*Sexual Abuse – my father, like his father (and uncles), just couldn’t keep his hands off his daughters;

*Strange encounters – shades and shadows and other odd entities early in life, particularly in the mid-70’s, culminating in an abduction from my apartment when I was 8 years old (1978) by what is commonly referred to as the Greys;

*Military adventures – the only way out of the homeless situation, or so it seemed at the time, was to join the US Navy — it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure — where I got to live in Scotland for two years, travel throughout Europe, and get the kind of “education” some of my more well-off friends could only imagine.

Obviously, this is the Cliff’s Notes version, but now that I am 44, and recently married, both my wife and I are looking forward to growing old in as close to the most boring way possible, with the exception of occasionally going out to dance and maybe catching the occasional Hollywood action drivel. Thanks for letting me rant!

Rollin – If? My life is a reality show, and I do watch it.

If? My life is a reality show, and I do watch it. The Manduka Upanishad (as I’ve condensed it into a haiku) says:
       On a bough, two birds —
One eats the sweet fruit and one
        Watches and eats not.

I should add that I virtually never watch TV. This has been true my whole life. As a result, I’ve never seen even a single “reality show,” though of course I have a general idea (from the tabloids in the supermarket) of the Kardashians, Duck Dynasty, etc. But my interest in them is zero.
Because of that, at first I didn’t relate to your invitation. But then I thought: living my life knowing it is being filmed and fed to the public so I can be a celebrity is my idea of unreality, not reality, whereas my own life (modest as it is) is real; at least, it’s as real as I am willing to be. Life is real only when I am.
It’s not only real, it’s a “show,” in the sense that I not only live it, I (but not the same “I”) watch it. That’s where the Manduka Upanishad comes in. It’s a fable or parable, deliberately gnomic, written to produce an epiphany, and in condensing it, I tried to capture and preserve that quality. (The Upanishads are part of the Vedic scriptures, and are subject to different interpretations by different schools of Vedanta. I think it’s better to let it remain a parable, though I did consider giving the haiku a title taken from another Upanishad: “Thou art that.”)
As for haiku, you probably have a general idea of it. It’s like a snapshot. No explanation, no rhyme or metrical pattern, no title  It’s not only a literary form, it’s a way of perceiving and concentrating. I follow the traditional Japanese form, which I’ve defined as follows: Haiku: a poem Of three lines and seventeen Syllables. That’s it.

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Thank you all! I will contact the winner of my upcoming collection ILLUMINATI3: SATANIC POSSESSION
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