Tuesday, January 19, 2016

EARTH HOAX, NUKE HOAX ..with Edward R Murrow

People often see the world of modern conspiracy starting in the 60s with the assassination of JFK, however, what if the really big stuff began in the 50s, or even slightly earlier?

This post started for me when I came across the prologue to the 1956 movie Around the World in 80 Days. It was presented by the American broadcast journalist Edward R Murrow. Now Murrow, I later found out, was the most prominent media voice in pretty much every major political news story from World War II onwards. I'll list his most noteworthy stuff;
  • He came to prominence reporting for the CBS station during World War II. In many ways he was the voice of the war for American listeners. In fact, you'll no doubt be very familiar with his voice from old news reel clippings - he's actually the guy who coined the phrase "this is London" with his trademark emphasis on the word this.
  • In 1945 he and his colleague, Bill Shadel, were the first reporters at the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.
  • He produced a series of reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy. His broadcasts essentially turned public opinion away from McCarthyism in 50s America.
  • He also reported on that other big fear of the 1950s, the development of the Hydrogen Bomb.
Quite an impressive CV.

Now Murrow was generally considered to be a liberal-leaning, forward thinker and had a reputation for honesty and integrity as a journalist. However, not everyone shared that opinion, as some of the videos I'll share further down this page will show.

Anyway, back to the prologue to Around the World. In it Murrow introduces the movie by narrating the development of man's dreams of conquering space. He shows the audience the French 1902 silent movie A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès, which depicts a fictional voyage to the moon. Then he shows modern, 50s era, footage of a rocket flying into space and filming our globely abode, mentioning that we now possess the power to destroy it all as well. He then finishes his piece by spinning a model globe with his hand and stating that not too long ago "learned men thought that was flat".

Obviously with my recent interest in Flat Earth I found that little bit particularly interesting :)

The link I share below shows a shortened version of this prologue complete with the flat earth line - I tried to share the entire prologue on YouTube last night but ended up with a copyright strike :/

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/471491/Around-The-World-In-80-Days-Movie-Clip-Speed-Is-Good.html

Now I did say I was going to drop the Flat Earth hashtag in a previous blog, but it's just far too interesting to give up. I think I'll start using the term Earth Hoax instead though xD as if you now search on YouTube for Flat Earth most of the stuff you get is the shill psy-opera with its "daytime TV"-style fake smiles and general nonsense.

Now if there is something wrong with our model of the world - and that's a big IF (bigger than I can capitalise) - then I think it must have came to a climax of sorts during the 1950s, when Antarctica, the last area of earth to finally submit itself to man's vigorous investigations, was finally mapped out.

People new to the idea of questioning such things may laugh at the suggestion that Earth may not be what we think it is, however, when one looks at the wranglings over Antarctica during this period it's hard not to be at least a little suspicious of what's going on down (over?) there.
  • In early 1939 Nazi Germany explored New Swabia, a part of Antarctica.
  • Antarctica, strangely enough, was the focus of manoeuvrings during World War II.
  • Operation Highjump of course took place in 1946/47
  • The International Geophysical Year took place in 1957/58
  • And finally the Antarctic Treaty System came in 1959
In fact, the links between the Geophysical Year in Antarctica and space exploration are curiously cognate. For example, Sputnik was launched for this event, and the Van Allen radiation belts were also discovered as a consequence of it.

Returning to Edward R Murrow though we can maybe see how the propaganda to keep all this away from public eyes was played out on TV. With fake earth, fake Cold War and possibly even, as some on YouTube claim, fake nukes. A nice way of keeping us all sacred and in the dark you could say.

[As a side note I should also say that some on YouTube and elsewhere may also claim the concentration camps as more fakery to add to the list, however although I'm open to the idea that all history, even the Holocaust, may not be as it seems, I have to state that I'm deeply opposed to any form of racial hatred. I feel that really needs stating as the number of people on-line expressing racial prejudice is really quite frightening ...and also unhelpful to people looking for a truthful historical narrative. Even if the Holocaust was another hoax or "false flag" of sorts it wouldn't be any reason to point the finger at an entire group of people. Just as 9/11 being a false flag doesn't make all Americans complicit in its design.]

So anyway, here are the videos I promised to share; (Oh, and as they say on Twitter - a retweet isn't necessarily an endorsement);

This one comments on Murrow's treatment of Senator Joseph McCarthy;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkWx-CwvcFs

This next one is McCarthy responding to Murrow;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhDJCwWn5Zw

And this final one is Murrow on the Hydrogen Bomb (it's the first 6/7 minutes you need to watch);
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2h4O5NRQzc

I found all three really fascinating.

I'll end this post with an image from the above referenced silent movie A Trip to the Moon. It shows the earth as viewed from the moon. As ever we're shown it with Africa pointing towards us - just like we always see it :) ..the power of art is really quite amazing.


...oh and on a final, final note, the star of Around the World in 80 Days, David Niven, went on to release an autobiography that sold over 5 million copies. Its title? ..The Moon's a Balloon xD

Friday, January 8, 2016

Beditation - Or Winter Meditation

Do you ever get that thing where you think you've invented something new, but then when you search on-line it turns out you haven't? Well, I've just had that experience. I thought I'd coined the term beditation xD - meditating in bed essentially. However, unsurprisingly, after looking it up on the Internet it turns out the term is already in use. On-line it seems to be used to describe meditation practices that help you sleep, or alternatively meditation done whilst lying down. My intention for the term was going to be slightly different though.

I use it to describe my own form of "lazy" meditation involving music. Basically I go to bed for an hour or so, put some music on, and then just relax and let my mind wander as I drift in and out of half-sleep. I'm sure other people do this too. Normally I'll put on some experimental music, like the Binaural Beats I mentioned in my last post, or something a little more atmospheric. I really like Kid A by Radiohead for doing this actually. It depends on my mood though. I usually do this beditation in the evening time, when it's too early to go to bed properly, but late enough that I'm too tired to be bothered doing anything else.

I do sometimes do traditional meditation and other more meditative things like Yoga, and can really see the benefit of them, however I don't have the discipline to make them a regular thing. Plus it's not really suited to the British climate, especially at this time of the year. It's one thing relaxing in silence with your eyes closed on a beautiful summers day, but when you're in a wintry Middlesbrough with cold feet and very little daylight coming in through the window it isn't as attractive. Why can't you meditate snuggled up in a duvet? Does everything have to be such hard work? I'm sure there's a lazier way to relieve stress and find enlightenment.

Listening to music whilst relaxing and falling in and out of sleep is something I find particularly enjoyable. Just as your mind relaxes and wanders more freely when you're walking or travelling than it does when you're sitting or standing still it's similar with music. The changing audioscape created by the music is like the changing landscape of a journey. It helps your mind wander and go to new places.

I think I've mentioned this on-line somewhere before, that I've always been interested in the concept of hibernation. We know that some other animals dream just like we do. I wonder do bears dream? Do they dream when they hibernate? It's weird that we spend 8 hours a day sleeping and dreaming. Imagine an entire winter of it. It would be like a spiritual journey into another world.

It's a shame the term beditation is already in use really. Maybe I should just steal it anyway, as I can see my version of it taking off. I can imagine celebrity lifestyle gurus and women's magazines recommending it as the latest health fad in 12 months time or so xD complete with advice about what music to use and which stylish onesies to wear. Maybe I should start selling bear onesies to go with the Northern Lights hibernation theme?

I guess beditation will also be good practice for when I eventually go to Antarctica and have to endure the wintry nights there as well ;)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016: Year Zero

I'm deciding to make a nice fresh clean start in 2016. First up, I'm dropping the Flat Earth hashtag. What was a genuine free-thinking investigation into the nature of the world we're living in is now morphing into something a bit more murky. I don't know where it's going so I think I'll just sidestep it all and continue doing my own thing. I'm starting to feel like the snake is eating its own tail to be honest.

Amusingly, I even recently heard the conspiracy researcher Thomas Sheridan claim that flat earthers are using binaural beats to brainwash people. Now I make songs with binaural beats, or at least I used to, and I even used them in a few of my early Flat Earth videos! To my knowledge I think I'm the only person to actually do this, in fact if you search 'Binaural Beats Flat Earth' on YouTube one of my videos pops up top of the list. So I guess I'm part of the psy-op - now I really do feel like I'm in it far too deep. I even described the music as mood and mind control on the Facebook page I created for it. Talk about being hoisted by your own petard xD

https://www.facebook.com/freckledmonkey/

For those unfamiliar a binaural beat is an auditory illusion that is created by putting two different pure tones into a listeners ears. For example, say a tone of 400hz is put in one ear and a tone of 405hz put in the other, the listener will perceive to hear a third tone of 5hz - the difference between the two. Some people believe that this third tone, effectively created by the brain, can then help move the brainwaves of the listener towards that frequency. Helping to induce a different mood.

Opinions vary about whether there is any real evidence for this actually working, however when I've listened to this type of music I've found it very useful in helping me relax. Then again, of course, this could simply be some type of placebo effect. Either way it's interesting though.

In fact, in many ways all music is about manipulating another persons mood or inducing a feeling in someone. Think of the catchy advertising jingle, or the pop song you can't get out of your head. Or how a happy song can make you feel happy, or a sad one make you feel sad :(

Or think about how you may start tapping your foot or bobbing your head automatically even though you're not consciously aware that there's even music playing in the background. Also think about how hypnotic shamanic rhythmic tribal drumming can be - whoever has the drum is in control.

In modern culture it's no different, only much more complex. I love most genres of music, but I especially admire the irresistible force of catchy pop music, especially the type that often gets labelled "Illuminati Pop Music" in the conspiracy world. That's normally the good stuff! - Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga. It has a candy-sweet addictiveness to it. Possibly even more so than what used to get labelled the "Devil's music" - Rock & Roll.

It's often said that the pen is mightier than the sword, it might be worth adding though that the guitar is mightier than the pen. I think I might continue on this theme of the power of music in 2016 actually. It might be a fitting replacement for Flat Earth, especially given that it overlaps quite neatly with mathematics and the so-called Music of the Spheres.

I'll leave this article with one of my Flat Earth videos from 2015. This one is possibly the only one that had any real merit. The rest were all a little bit crappy. It has birds, bees, UFOs, a David Icke sample ..and a binaural beat thrown in for good measure :p


Good luck in 2016 everyone :)