ALUMINUM (Tastes Like Fear)

I first observed it in Amsterdam, relaxing in friend’s motorboat as we pottered around town and out into the countryside south of the city. All afternoon, lying back in the bow, I watched plane after plane laying down white trails in a blue sky – trails which twisted like ribbons, ruffled at the edges, spread […]


In 1720, there was a frenzy of speculation and rumour in the newspapers and among the London public, about the so-called ‘Hellfire Clubs’ which were allegedly proliferating everywhere. All this was triggered by a Royal Proclamation: His Majesty have received Information, which gives great Reason to suspect that there have lately been and still are, […]


Designs V2- The Orchid – Insanity  CONSPIRACY THEORY and the SOFT GULAG ∆ One particularly vile aspect of totalitarian systems is the abuse of psychiatry. In China today, dissidents may be labeled mentally ill and consigned to psychiatric hospitals. Once swallowed up by the mental health system, they can be subjected to electric shock […]


THE REAL ENEMY In 1967, a book was published by Dial Press which purported to be the report of a secret government commission, leaked by one of its members. Entitled ‘The Report from Iron Mountain – On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace‘, the book exposes the kind of thinking, cold, dispassionate and entirely free […]


SOMETHING’S HAPPENING In late 2011, I was walking through rainforest in the hills above Chiang Dao in northern Thailand with about a hundred twelve-year-old children and a handful of teachers. The forest was quiet, apart from the whooping and chattering of kids happy to be away with their friends for a few days. The guide […]


The LOGIC of CLIMATE CHANGE The Appeal of Ignorance When confronted by new information which clashes with their previous assumptions, people do their best to resolve the contradiction. By ‘do their best’, I do not mean to patronize. In criticizing the thinking of those who accept the theory of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change (CACC), I […]