SHIT GETS REAL

…when it happens to you.  My first real encounter with the Thought Police.  The third essay in my series exploring some implications of The Report from Iron Mountain has been suppressed by WordPress. It sketched a timeline of events in 2011-12, juxtaposing them with cinema films which were in production at this time or related […]

SACRAMENT, MALEFICE, SORCERY [FULL ESSAY]

JEAN BAUDRILLARD: DOUBLETHINK AS AN ART FORM   Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist who became known as a prophet of artificial reality. His most famous work, Simulacra and Simulation (1981), concerns the point at which representation loses connection with reality, and ultimately displaces it, trapping humanity in a synthetic world of copies of copies, […]

THE REALITY-BASED COMMUNITY

‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.’ These words are from a brief but memorable conversation the journalist Ron Suskind had with Karl Rove, who was the chief political adviser and Machiavellian ‘teacher of tricks’ to the Bush dynasty. He had a way with words, and these particular ones […]

HANUMAN

I found Jamrock by accident, like everybody does.  I’d stayed in Phuket longer than planned, to keep an eye on Apsara’s kids while she finished up in Bangkok and got ready to move down here. I was living in a simple holiday bungalow and had rented another one for them. It was around the beginning […]

A FIG-LEAF FOR CLOVERLEAF

THE MULTIPLE AGENDAS OF THE GEO-ENGINEERING PROGRAMME When faced with challenging information, the undisciplined mind – or the clever disinformation agent – goes straight to questions of How? and Why? and uses the difficulty of these questions to negate the reality. The first order question must be the straightforward What? So in the question of […]

THE SECOND GULAG

(The Madness Gambit, updated) In the chaotic months that followed the inauguration of Donald J Trump as President of the United States, his enemies searched desperately for ways to unseat him through impeachment. The question was, for what? An investigation was launched into allegations of collusion with Russia, the consequences of which will continue to […]

ANATHEOSIS

“It is through the death of God that religions emerge.”  — Jean Baudrillard (Simulacra and Simulation, 1981) “What comes after God? What follows in the wake of our letting go of God? What emerges out of that night of not-knowing, that moment of abandoning and abandonment?” — Richard Kerney (Anatheism, 2010) Whence, whence this creation […]