Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Uncomfortably Numb: The Rape of Persephone

So a reader turned me on to a new French TV series called Les Témoins ("The Witnesses"), which its creators proclaim is based in the "Nordic Noir" genre, similar to shows like The Killing. 

Well, that's one way of looking at it. What I've seen so far reminds me of nothing else but a Gallic update on Chris Carter's Millennium

It's chalk full of Millenniumistic themes: cults, ritual killings, mind control, child abduction and all the rest of those cheery kinds of subjects.



SPOILER ALERT



Season Two of Les Témoins deals with the highly-Ten Thirteenesque ritual killings of a group of men who all have one thing in common; they were all lovers of a mysterious woman whose memory seems to have been erased.

Appropriately enough, given the Nordic Noir conceit, it's set in Normandy, one-time stomping grounds the Normans, aka the Medieval Hell's Angels. 

And birthplace of Jacques Vallee, as fate would have it.

It might be more exact to describe the series as mix of Millennium's apocalypticism, The Killing's gloom and True Detective's occult-tinged proceduralism. 

Sure enough, there's a heavy mythological influence. Showrunner Marc Herpoux : 
"This shift towards the mythic has become our hallmark. This time, we worked on the Minotaur, who is waiting, in his Labyrinth, for children to be given to him as food."

Pizza, perhaps.




While investigating the deaths of this mystery woman's lovers, the lead detective is herself abducted by the Marc Dutroux stand-in, who is part of a very sick and weird cult that kidnaps women, wipes their memories, reprograms them, has them impregnated and steals their babies so they may be brought up in the cult, which seems to be a spin on McKenna's Archaic revival.



The Dutroux figure takes the detective to his basement dungeon and begins injecting her with memory-wiping drugs. 

He's quite insane and sees his victims as his brides.


Like a true sociopath he sees his ritualized crimes as part of a mystic realization that completely consumes him. Amnesia is a sacrament to him.


Things get rather dire and our heroine seems to be doomed, fated to become breeding stock, a dangerous thing at her age.

But wait. Wait a second. That image behind her. 

It looks oddly familiar. Damn, where have I seen that before?

Think, think....


Dammit. It's on the tip of my tongue.


And that image on the left- that looks familiar too. Hmm, let's zoom in a bit...


Oh. 

That's why.

Well, big deal, right? It looks like there are a lot of pop stars on the wall there. What's a couple little pinups?

Let's zoom out now then....


Oh.


Yeah. By my rough count, there are at least ten Elizabeth Frasers on the back wall of this ritual dungeon here.


And the Frasers seem to be arranged so whatever we see of the wall here, there's always an Elizabeth Fraser in-frame. 

Including three separate Frasers above the kidnapped woman's bed. Someone is trying to send a message here.


This is the third, by the way.


They even go so far as to have this photo on the wall twice, at the far left and the far right. 

And of course, "Fraser" is a Norman name.

Maybe this is another example of that overkill-- like we saw with the Siren-- that requires us to pay attention to what is really being said here.

Herpoux compares this room to the Labyrinth, but I see more of a Persephone allegory at work, with this Dutroux character as Hades. The ritually-arranged frozen corpses don't exact dissuade me in this.



Persephone was immortalized on two separate songs on Treasure, including "Ivo (Peep Bo)," which we looked at in the context of Lil' Peep's OD death.

Jesus Christ, this has been a very weird year.


IT PUTS THE LOTION IN THE BASKET


Since I'm only 98.3% sure that reality is not being overwritten by the Cosmodemonic AI, I should mention that this wonderful reader raised the issue of this series at the same time I was struggling with sorting out the few facts we have about the background of this woman who some entity seems to be encoding into every Secret Sun-worthy event of the past year or so.


The scenario in this new series is of course reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs, though not nearly as grisly.  Which opens the whole butterfly, um, can of worms.



Which then brings us to the fact that Fraser was hired to perform in the direct precursor to this year's MK-ULTRA ballet, produced by BBC filmmaker Adam Curtis and the Rosie Kay Dance Company. 

When I'm right, I'm right.

We then need to factor into all the songs she wrote about butterflies and moths, including one song whose lyrics are basically a recitation of the scientific names of various butterflies.

Which then raises the issue of the UK and Ireland being literally over-run with sociopathic elite pedophiles (including top officials at MI5 and MI6) when Fraser was young. 

We know she was hospitalized on at least three different occasions for PTSD dating back to sexual abuse in her home, but I just can't shake the feeling that's not the whole story.

And a recent biography-- originally published in France-- leads me to believe that feeling may well be based in fact.
“I grew up in a very special family, with two sisters who were half mad. One of them spent a long time in a correctional home. The other one tried to kill me. Nothing serious!” 
At age 14, Elizabeth left home with one of her sisters.
So it's 14, not 16. And she wouldn't fall in with Robin Guthrie until she was 17. And one of her sisters spent "a long time in a correctional home." 

So which sister did she leave home with? The one who was placed in a home or the one who tried to kill her? 

It's an important question, because it raises the possibility that she and her sister left home at the same time because both were put into a home.

Which at the time Elizabeth Fraser was 14 was one of the most horrific places in the civilized world for a small, frightened child to be.












It all starts to make a horrible kind of sense, especially when placed in the context of Fraser's long and painfully-public psychic meltdown (and Robin Guthrie's concurrent heroin hell), which media outlets like MTV, Select and Robert Maxwell's Melody Maker (which had previously heavily promoted Cocteau Twins) gleefully framed as a freak-show (including the MM's 9/11/93 cover featuring an extreme close-up of Fraser's left eye). 

Shattered.

It gets worse. 

I made a few goofs when discussing this with Greg Carlwood on THC, like misstating Fraser grew up in a Catholic family rather than a Catholic neighborhood

Another snippet of information then:
 "It was wonderful growing up with music in the house, because there was so much tension just outside the door, like our Protestant segregation from Catholics. 
My brother and grandfather were in the Orange Lodge, and you weren’t allowed to cross the road when they marched."

The Orange Order. 





My God, this poor woman never stood a chance. 


I mean, we still have no documentation proving Fraser was put into care in some Dickensian hellhole when her Orangeman family kicked her and her sister out of the house at age 14, but it would certainly explain quite a lot.

Such as the lyrics on the album released during her meltdown. This, from "Theft, and Wandering Around Lost."


Is this what my body said?
"Use me, Drain me, Fall around me"
Is this what my body said?
"Engulf me, I’m already dead"

Keep cutting myself on the edges of reality

Keep cutting myself on the edges of reality

Maybe there's a clue here:
SCULLY: So, you started to tell me about walk-ins but I'm not sure if I grasped the finer points.
MULDER: Well, it, it's kind of a new age religion based on an old idea. That if you, uh, lose hope or despair and want to leave this mortal coil, you become open and vulnerable.
SCULLY: To inhabitation by a new spirit.
MULDER: A new enlightened spirit. 

For reasons I can't begin to understand, something big and weird and powerful is using this woman to communicate with us somehow. 

I very much believe we need to figure out what it's trying to say.


POSTSCRIPT


The CIA Daily Gazette is really pushing the Pentagon alien thing, demanding that YOU should care about it. 

ALWAYS a bad sign. Run.


Lady Gaga, whom we last saw recreating the Millennium Dome Show at the Super Bowl, will be appearing at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas for a two-year run.

Because of course.


Don't forget this year's Super Bowl will be held in the Twin Cities.

Because of course.


If you want to catch this new season of Les Témoins, look for it under that title.


And to end it all on a seasonal up note, here's another reminder of the otherworldly gifts this singularly-enigmatic woman possesses.


92 comments:

  1. Hello Chris,

    Once more outstanding dot-joining, I'm torn between glee for 'seeing' and fear for 'knowing'.

    Not sure if this is 'pure coincidence' but the Sunday Express magazine crossword this week had 'Mithras' as an answer and then on a daily pop quiz on BBC 2 on Monday one of the answers was the Cocteaus's 'Pearly Dewdrops Drops'.

    Something's going on ...

    Keep up the great work
    x

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    1. I would very much doubt it's a coincidence. These things almost never are.

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    2. Yeah, if an idiot like me figured out what Pearly Dewdrops' Drops is really about, I'm pretty sure the guys at MI5 figured it out when it was recorded. Thanks for that, Kevin and Maria.

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  2. I dont think its not that anyone cares. Its just unless they are going to literally land on the planet no one gives a shit. Life goes on. Oh cool, pentagon released a video.

    Man isnt vegas supposed to be the place you go when you're old and your career is over?
    Lady gaga really fell off fast.

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    1. I think the point is that Lady Gaga’s residency has more symbolic meaning than just a career move. Why anyone would want to live or visit Las Vegas is beyond me. I’ve never been more depressed than driving through and briefly stopping there on the way to LA.

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    2. Come on, if you've been following the Secret Sun it should be clear by now that Las Vegas is becoming a very cool place that lots of people are going to want to visit and be in.

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    3. It's probably going to end up being the Breakaways' Capital. So Gaga is just following her trajectory here.

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  3. Well, I think Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote about drawings and carvings of butterflies done by children on concentration camp walls.

    And, of course, all around the world the butterfly is/was thought to be the spirit of the dead, so it's a perfect symbol of possession (possessed people were called larvati, from latin larva=juvenile form of the butterfly, but also spirit).

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    1. Thanks for that info on butterflies. I didn't know that one.

      Then, I just saw a diagram with the classic four elements and their main features (hot/cold, dry/wet), and I felt like one of those casino machines in Las Vegas after a prize, so many pennies were dropping. In fact, I was kicking myself for not seeing the bloody obvious earlier. Well, better late than never.

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    2. Popstar/Actress Zendaya at the premiere of The Greatest Showman yesterday wore this butterfly dress: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/12/20/07/4778894700000578-5197345-image-a-39_1513753883472.jpg

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  4. Gehenna as hell,Tophet as meat morsel, and idol worship are the answer of IHVH. Theurgy in the age of Iron cannot but be this.

    Tophet was the chant of those encouraging on mothers and fathers as they sacrificed their sons and daughters, in love service worship, to idols per the OT.

    Children as donuts

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  5. I thought what happened to Liz was obvious.

    The bands mentioned on Magic #7 are significant to thiiiings too.

    Chris - I have meant to ask for a while...
    Ever watched "Closet Land"?

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    1. That's what I thought of when I saw Skinny Puppy, who are members of the modern day incarnation of The Process Church, even named album after it, with songs about Processian beliefs.
      As an aside about that, I often ran into, through friends of friends, the founder of the Satanic Temple, before he changed his name to Lucien Grieves back in Cambridge about a decade ago. He went by 'Doug' then. The last time I saw him was with the then-drummer for Skinny Puppy who was staying for a with him during the band's tour at the time. I remember the tour being called 'Mythrus', too, of all things.

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    2. The Afghan Whigs, for sure. In fact, their new album, "In Spades," is my choice for top album of '17. Sample lyric: "So in the haze of feverish lights / The satyr arrives to the throne / We'll come together when the feeling's right ..."

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    3. Closet Land? Ages ago. Alan Rickman, right? Fraser tie-in there.

      What's your theory on what happened to Liz, Morgan.

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    4. I think the place she was in was probably a lot like the JRC.

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  6. Seem to be having issues with posting. Forgive me if this has been submitted a jillion times already!

    Well done! DOn't have to tell you you've been on a tear lately. As have I. Current working hypothesis: Time is the surface of a hyper-sphere we're traveling "across" in a "spiral" motion. Stars guide us. The cycles repeat but "elevates" on every iteration. The u-n-i-verse was created to be filled with spirit. We will all be artists someday when we real-eyes that we already are. The u-n-i-verse will shaman-eyes and spiritual-eyes reality whether semi/conscious beings consciously ask for it or not, because that's the plan. Without it, all of this is for naught.

    So taking that into consideration, we can flavor this trip with anxiety and fear and doom and gloom (Sound familiar? Who benefits from this line of thinking?), or we can pay attention, work with the current space weather as it takes us to where we are inevitably headed, and make this a pleasant, enjoyable and helpful experience - which it always is ultimately - helpful, that is.

    Keep up The Great Work!

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    1. Right on, brother. We can reject the fear-based weaponry wielded by dark forces and at least attempt to pull the whole of us up to a higher level.

      That being said, what Mr. Chris writes is important: "For reasons I can't begin to understand, something big and weird and powerful is using this woman to communicate with us somehow. I very much believe we need to figure out what it's trying to say."

      And I have to wonder if people smarter and more informed about these issues than I could "reverse engineer" these lines of evidence to sift out signal from noise.

      Casey

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    2. Well, what's the worst that can happen? You can die. That's going to happen anyway, no matter what Kurzweil thinks.

      Be of good cheer. It's all just a big joke in the end.

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  7. Chris, I thought of this song from "Outside" used in
    "Lost Highway" when you mentioned art. https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/im-deranged/
    But if those walls could talk! [The inmates’] whole process and how they instinctively jumped from symbol to symbol in their narratives and things. One man is called the Angel Man—and in fact he turns up in one of the songs in the end—he believed he was an angel and said [German Angel Man voice], “I was exactly who I was up until the 5th of February, 1948, and then I became an angel…it was just after lunch.” And from that point, he believed that his old person disappeared and his angel took over him. He was totally reborn at that moment.
    Bowie, interview with Moon Zappa, Ray Gun, 1995
    Inspired by his and Eno’s trip to the Gugging Psychiatric Clinic in 1994 (from which Bowie took the image of the “Angel Man...
    He later assigned “I’m Deranged” to his Artist/Minotaur figure (see “Wishful Beginnings”) but the conceit was wearing thin by this point, and any attempt to shoehorn “Deranged” into the “Nathan Adler” storyline would devote far more time than its author ever did. Its allegiances are with two other tracks on the record—the title song, for which “Deranged” seems a counterpart, inspired by the same Gugging visit and suggesting sensory derangement and “outsider” art; and “No Control,” with which “Deranged” shares a lyrical and textural mood.
    Karin

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    1. Yeah, can't go wrong with 1.Outside, the great unacknowledged masterpiece and program guide to the 21st Century. Thanks, Karin.

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  8. You're thinking of old Vegas. Getting a residency in New Vegas is sort of a graduation present for people who went above and beyond the call of duty carrying water for their elite masters. They're handed obscene amounts of money and don't have to tour anymore. They get to relax in the comfort of their own private sex dungeon after a show instead of furitively molesting groupies on the tour bus. It's said that Hollywood is the new Babylon, but it's got nothing on Vegas.

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    1. Why, it's brighter than the sun is to me. If Hollywood is Babylon, maybe Vegas is Ur.

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    2. "ur-a combining form meaning “earliest, original,” used in words denoting the primal stage of a historical or cultural entity or phenomenon"

      Yup, just like PKD's never ending Roman Empire, Las Vegas is a transtemporal incarnation of Ur. The architecture is a dead giveaway, not just primal but practically atavistic. More demons and ifreets around here than you can shake a stick at. Very Mesopotamian vibe. You suggested Vegas might be the capital of a new breakaway civilization, I think you're spot on with that observation. Some days, if you squint, you can practically see the old temples shimmering in the heat haze. *Somebody* out there wants to hit reset and return to their glory days, and Vegas is a key component of their working.

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  9. With the multitude of theories offered in Rodney Ascher's "Room 237" I think that there is some truth to each one offered, after watching and re-watching it. As for the copious amount of Cocteau Twins posters on the walls of the mind-control dungeon ... you have a real gift, my friend. I literally am stunned. And speaking of posters, recall the focus on the "Ski Monarch" poster in "The Shining" and how the observer interviewed in "Room 237" says that the "Ski Monarch" poster is showing a Minotaur and the Jack Torrance is the Minotaur and that the Overlook's hedge maze is his labyrinth. As for the Monarch connection, I think it speaks for itself.

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    1. It cannot be ruled out that this website is part of an elaborate psyop, involving surreptitious planting of Cocteau Twins paraphernalia - simply in order to later note its mysterious preponderance - and consequently beguile its astounded readership.

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    2. Nor can it be ruled out that *you* are part of an elaborate psyop, surreptitiously planting Cocteau references, then suggesting they were planted by an innocent blogger who merely chronicles them, in order to deflect attention from your Archonic paymasters.

      Paranoia can be a useful tool, but you have to know how to apply it. Weigh backgrounds, potential motivations, opportunities, and perceived sincerity.

      But then, maybe you *are* part of an elaborate psyop.

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    3. Here at the sun of an occulted nature, brain food, interesting investigations, soulful adventures. No fucking psyop.

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    4. Agreed.
      It is obvious that the new wave movement of the 80's was likened to the Tavistock/Military Industrial Complex 60's movement.
      TPTB and their bullshit Globalist agenda's.
      But there is something much more sinister here; the quest for your very soul.
      Whatever these 'Vegans' are they seem to prove they are a parasitic predatory race, and see us in the same way most humans see cattle.
      We are in the end times, but through death can come rebirth, and that should have at least the chance to become beneficial.

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    5. I hope we're all aware of that issue. A limited hangout is still hanging out. Happy Chrysanthemums.

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    6. An elaborate psyop on a blogspot? I guess psyops have fallen on hard times.

      Seriously, if you think this is a psyop, call the doctor and get your dosage upped.

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    7. The rest of you can check out this ancillary report: http://www.reddirtreport.com/dust-devil-dreams/nothing-secret-sun-0

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  10. Even the new Star Wars film (Spoilery)has a Las Vegas analogue; as another poster (I think?) stated in response to a previous entry, it has a lot to do with the military-industrial complex & the arming of both sides in a conflict. Just saw the film BTW, I felt it was very "meh" overall though, rather dissapointing considering I really liked Rian Johnson's previous film "Brick". It felt like Star Wars pastiche, with crappy dialogue, requisite big screen battles, & a little social engineering strewn throughout along with a handful of breadcrumbs. But the previews...you want to talk social engineering? VERY apocalyptic vibes for the coming year. Something tells me between March & July things will get quite hairy. I know the Saturn retrograde starts April 17th, for what its worth.

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    1. David, I made the Rose Tico in Space Vegas/Military Industrial Complex comment on the previous post.

      I also wanted to mention the final shot of the film, focusing on the stable boy/shepherd boy (who was part of the Rose Tico subplot) and notion of the power of myths and legends his story entailed.

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    2. Of course Star Wars has a Las Vegas analog. As with Blade Runner 2049. The Vegas are on their way, at least that's what some folks think. They're rolling out the red carpet.

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  11. Chris, I'm hoping that eventually you use your sleuthing skills to look a bit deeper into the mysterious Ivo Watts Russel of 4AD. Money, and the marketing from 4AD (and Beggars Banquet) is really what brought the Cocteau Twins' art to the masses. Watts-Russel seemed to be very involved in all of this and then had a nervous breakdown and withdrew from the music industry. I feel like Liz, Robin and the musicians will always be able to claim a type of 'artistic license' in regards to any type of occult shenanigans, or spell casting. However, the producers and directors should be able to give more revealing answers, if only we could get them to respond honestly.

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    1. Yeah, I would be interested to learn more about Ivo. Some information about him and 4AD can be found in the book Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD by Martin Aston.

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    2. Yeah, I have that book wishlisted. Ivo is a fascinating guy. It was his idea to have Liz sing Song to the Siren. Apparently he comes from aristocratic stock.

      One thing I should say in Ivo's defense however is that Liz and Robin didn't really fall apart until they signed to Polygram. It was when they were in the belly of the beast that the demons really had their way.

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  12. The Cocteau Twins posters on the wall in Les Témoins was a great find. There are some other connections of the Cocteau Twins to France:

    -The lyrics to the song "Road, River, and Rail" describe France. You can make out phrases like "fleur-de-lis," "île-de-la-cité," and "Bayeux" (as in the Bayeux tapestry, depicting the Norman invasion of England; she pronounces the phrase as "Bayuz" with her characteristic flair).
    -Robin Guthrie moved to northern France after the breakup of the Cocteau Twins, possibly in or around Normandy.
    -Elizabeth Fraser would sing in French sometimes and she cites the French singer Édith Piaf as an influence.
    -The "Fraser" surname is thought to have come from a French clan.
    -Both Robin Guthrie and Elizabeth Fraser have collaborated with French artists.
    -The French author Jean-Christophe Manuceau released the only biography of Cocteau Twins as far as I know. By the way, the title of the book is is "Des Punks Célestes," which was translated as "The Ethereal Punks," and could alternatively be translated as "The Celestial Punks." Both "ethereal" and "celestial" have an etymology of "pertaining to the sky."

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    1. Don't forget punk means rotten as tinderwood.

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    2. Absolutely. And that Norman connection tantalizes. Liz is an extraordinarily intelligent woman.

      And then of course there are all those interdimensional portals Jean Cocteau and his friends opened in the Pyrenees.

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  13. You know
    I really need to stop reading your blog.
    Of course I won't.
    Heroin is too devilishly delish.
    My brand is Secret Sun.
    'Fun'/'Fucked' Fact, ya wanna?
    14 was th same age one of yr dear readers was also sent to th same sort of 'Institutions'. [LNX] ~ #echoechopalindrome

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    1. Don't give the heroin dealers any ideas. I don't want a trademark dispute on my hands.

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  14. In the second Kingsman movie there is a thing about the amnesiac agent reciting scientific butterfly names and those two movies are RIFE with REVELATION, if u Kno wat I mean.

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    1. The Kingsman is waaay to much lovely killing. So many ideas to bring to the killing floor. Stupid and clever killing tropes. A vapid employ of absolutely no redeeming values. Flawed just like those who made it. 87

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    2. Yeah- Kingsman. The church shootings and all. Do have a link to the butterfly scene, Blake? I'd appreciate it.

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    3. The super-soldier feeds on the energy of those it destroys. Monarch is Monsters in the Making. Indigos and Crystal children are key to the growing of such individuals and the corruption of the Light Elite. Genius children have something to aspire to in the form of a glorified government slave.

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  15. Isn't Las Vegas considered an analogue or modern representation of Sodom? However that fits into the picture. So here'sn odd bit that I feel is a puzzle piece that relates to current goings on: I dimly recall an essay in Jim Keith's Secret and Suppressed, either i or ii, that spoke of an elite plan for a limited hangout, a release of certain information on nasty goings on. Either late 20th C or early to mid 21st C depending on certain event-triggers. A kind of sacrifice placating of the plebes as it were. Casts suspicion on current revelations...had an official name for it. Essentially revelation of some of the, ah, 'lesser evils' (to their thinking, anyways). However, my memory could be misleading on that. As for Skinny Puppy, they originated in Vancouver in the 90s(Vancouver's a weird little town) home of X-files and other oddities. Uncertain how that all works together but there it is.

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    1. Well, I don't think its relative proximity to Area 51 is happenstance. It really is a Gnostic's nightmare. Maybe Groom Lake is an enormous hellmouth.

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  16. Has Fraser ever revealed political beliefs, or a stance on any big social issues?

    The Delonge group uses a lot of "One Humanity. One planet. We're all the same" types of phrasing. Silicon Valley/tech overlord-ese. The kind of talk that a lot of people are reacting very strongly against, on both a critical level and an instinctual level (like, if it was actually true why do you keep trying to beat us over the head with it?).

    It just feels like we're being softened up for something big and it's creepy as hell. Tech. DNA. One World Gov't. A Final Solution to the 'problem' of Nationalism and/or racial tension. Something like that.

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    1. There is some evidence of her political sympathies.

      On environmentalism: Her song "Oomingmak" was featured in an animal rights commercial. In the song "Half-Gifts" she says "I still care about this planet/ I am still connected to nature."

      On religion, religious conflict: She recorded a song "Be Still" for the 1993 fundraiser compilation album Peace Together, dedicated to promoting peace in Northern Ireland. In an interview she spoke of being alienated from religion as a youth and expressed remorse about tensions between Catholics and Protestants.

      On sexuality: Earlier this year, she appeared at an LGBT fundraiser at Royal Albert Hall.

      From just the information I have seen, she does not seem to be particularly politically outspoken or engaged, unlike some of her peers (e.g. Bono, Morrissey). Then again, she is somewhat private, so who knows how passionate she is about politics.

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    2. Hey, thanks anon. That's very useful

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    3. As far as I can tell, Fraser is almost resolutely apolitical. The Cocteaux ran afoul of many a socialist rock critic for being insufficiently committed to the Revolution. But also because they were actual working class kids and not stroppy public school boys pretending they were Che Guevara. Because PC is just a clever reinvention of class snobbery.

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  17. Tangentially related to the "amnesia as sacrament" trope (and creepy as hell):

    "Samsung reveals bizarre 'unspoil me' hypnotherapy site it claims can make you forget TV shows so you can watch them again"

    www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5196153/Samsung-unveils-hypnosis-site-make-forget-TV-shows.html

    Yes, it's from the Daily Mail, but it looks like it's a real thing.

    www.samsung.com/se/unspoilme/eng/

    23 minutes of "hypnotherapy" from a massive tech company? No thanks!

    W. T. F.?

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    1. Wow, just wow, read the article and their special QLED TV was unveiled where else but...Las Vegas. Of course it was.

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    2. Of course they did. Smarmy bastards. What's really twerking my synapses about this thing is the name. "Unspoil Me" seems like a nasty piece of NLP designed to subliminally equate forgetfulness/ignorance with a state of purity/innocence. Just stare into the spinning spiral and your corporate overlords will restore your sense of childlike wonder, over, and over, and over again...

      It's a little too "Eternal Sunshine of the Vanilla Sky" for my taste.

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    3. That's likely because the major electronics trade shows have been in Vegas for years. It's also pretty likely the first "human-like" US sexbot will be introduced in Vegas (if it hasn't already).

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    4. And sure enough this pops up today:

      https://www.rt.com/uk/413762-sex-love-robot-conference/

      Guess it makes sense since London is a perv hotbed as well.

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    5. Oh my, the Archons are really working overtime.

      Wait until that technology starts "accidentally" showing up embedded in your favorite shows.

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  18. Hi Chris,
    I wanted to stop by and mention that there were two talking heads on one of our American versions of Vremya circa 1982 the other night and some gibberish was said about what was then the upcoming tax bill. I wasnt paying any attention until the female head said something to the male head like "How can we tell off this will be good for the ecoonomy?"
    In reply the male head "Go to Las Vegas! You can bet on ANYTHING in Las Vegas. And I can tell by the variety and amounts of bets placed that people are betting that passage of the bill will make the economy ROAR!"
    And I thought to myself a la Secret Sun and Goro if this was the "Vegan" version of "the futures so bright I gotta wear shades":)--along being simply overwhelmed by the gents empirical analysis-😁
    ATB,
    Devin

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    1. Oh, yes. You're going to get sick of Las Vegas in very short order. The rollout is underway.

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  19. Like one of our Australian Prime-ministers used to say, "life wasn't meant to be easy".
    But then again his name was Malcolm FRASER and as fate would have it I got to meet him in real life just before he died and I played a little prank on him to boot, which I wrote about on my blog at this link -

    https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/dangerous-ailies.html

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    1. Quite cheeky, Darren. I hope it didn't get you placed on a watch list.

      Wait- everyone is on one now. Carry on!

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  20. http://observer.com/2017/12/review-sally-hawkins-sinks-in-benecio-del-toros-the-shape-of-water/

    Actor playing the merman in shape of water is Doug Jones aka the Tulpa.

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    1. No escaping it.

      Douglas means "Dark River".

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  21. ...are you sure that the showrunner of Les Témoins isn't just simply a reader here, giving you a cheeky wink?

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    1. I thought the same thing. Dave

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    2. A kind of Heisenberg uncertainty principle - the observer can affect that which they observe.

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    3. I would say that was pretty unlikely given the program was filmed in 2016 and I didn't get on this OCD jag until May of 2017.

      But I didn't say it wasn't the Cosmodemonic AI, did I?

      Huh? Huh? See what I did there?

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  22. About Fraser- Maybe some people act as lightning rods/antennas for an epoch. Charles Fort wrote a book titled Wild Talents about such people. Also, does not seem people lately are grabbing at anything for solace? Like Bitcoin. After all it is only money and yet I know people who see it as a personal saviour, a new faith. Mammon. Las Vegas is a temple for Mammon. Aka Moloch. Every time I read Howl it seems more timely.

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    1. Bitcoin will end in tears. I don't know how yet. But it's coming.

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    2. Chris, any sort of time-frame on the Bitcoin tears?

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  23. Remember that the Orange Hitler is a fake. Germany was well on its way to cleaning up the Wiemar era of licentiousness and sexual abuse - what do you think all those crowds were cheering for? - but alas that the Germans' very existence as a people was cut short by war. Now Germany is no longer Germany. Who can tell these days where Istanbul ends and Berlin begins? But hey, at least the sex is free (and sometimes even an alleyway surprise!)

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  24. A neighbour of mine, for a time time past, was a Lady who bore uncanny facial resemblance to Fraser right down to the occasional eyes. She was of similar stature to Fraser but podgier, due in no small part to the combination of medications she was on, she had been, as is termed, 'institutionalised', diagnosed bipolar & had also been the victim of sexual abuse, the last time I saw her she was the happiest I'd ever seen her, a few days later she died.

    KTV (Yuletide Holiday)

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    1. Well, there's a lovely Christmastime story to tell the kids.

      Actually, I think that was a Rankin-Bass puppet animation back in the 70s. It was called "The Podgy PTSD Girl 's Last Christmas." Andy Williams voiced the rapey uncle and Cloris Leachman voiced the Angel of Death.

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  25. Notes and Comments (from your least favorite Fraser-worshipper):
    1. Butterflies and moths - don't forget, "Pink Orange Red", "Great Spangled Fritillary" and "Pale Clouded White" are also, more-or less, lepidoptera songs (with some additional seemingly-unrelated details added to their "lists")
    2. "Maxwell-owned Melody Maker" - this is inaccurate. Not only had Maxwell himself been dead quite some time, but by 1993 the Maxwell/Pergamon group was bankrupt and IPC Magazines had been sold to Elsevier.
    3. Robin Guthrie was addicted to cocaine, not heroin.
    (4: Comments: freakshow? if anything the 1993 era interviews suggest the journalists were overlooking much of what was going on in front of them...
    Extreme close-up: well, their art department could only have held out for so long against that particular temptation.)

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    1. Ah, the Coc-troll is here. I knew it was Christmastime.

      Now, for your latest round of devastating ripostes.

      1. Cheers.

      Of course, I mentioned all three in previous posts you trolled.

      2. "Quite some time" meaning "less than two years." And the issue here are the endless connections to intelligence agencies and organized pedophilia the Maxwell organization was rife with, particularly in the 80s. But right up to this day as well, thanks to his daughter.

      3. So in other words, you didn't bother to click on the link where Guthrie tells MTV News about his heroin abuse? You should, since he was also clearly on heroin at the time.

      4. Overlooked? That's your wry sense of humor again, right? No? Oh, dear.

      Again, use the links. Those pieces are based entirely around the rather alarming mental state Liz was in at the time. That's not how you're supposed to promote a new album. Liz was by no means the first musician to be having a meltdown while doing press.

      Thanks for checking in. Happy Christmas.

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  26. https://www-recode-net.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.recode.net/platform/amp/2017/12/20/16761708/2017-startups-funding-billion-valuation-company

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    1. All that plundered money has to go somewhere, I suppose.

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  27. Is Goro Adachi really Richard Hoagland?

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    1. Good question; I don't think so. But then again I've never seen them together at the same time.

      But then again I've never seen either of them in person.

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  28. Thanks for including the genius of Calvin and Hobbes at the end.

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    1. You're welcome. Anything I can do to help.

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  29. Anyone catch child star Zendaya and her butterfly dress a couple of days ago?: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/12/20/07/4778894700000578-5197345-image-a-39_1513753883472.jpg

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    1. I did indeed. Was she the one on Sidney Gottlieb Junior High? I get her confused with the other mind-controlled starlets.

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  30. I suppose I had better mention... I played about 30 seconds of Frosty on here, then did other things, put the Twins on the YouTube... then went back to dear old BBC radio 6... To have Cocteau Frosty play a few minutes later. Merry Solstice, EveryOne.

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    1. Well played, Morgan. You are fast becoming a Sync-Jedi.

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  31. Maybe my particular Solar prayer helps.

    Got given a bottle of wine half an hour ago. Have a look at their logo. Lolz. http://www.firstcape.com

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  32. Just checked their site, and it's not their main logo, but it is on the bottle cap. https://photos.app.goo.gl/h7aydh2q4KCs9OwT2

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  33. It's currently on display for the general
    public.

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