Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mermaid Apocalypse: Social Engineering through Memetic Overkill


 A lot of people have asked me over the past ten years how you can tell if a symbol-set is circulating through the culture through synchronistic means as opposed to being injected into the culture by conscious design. 

My answer has always been that if a symbol or meme is popping up at weird intervals and no one is paying much attention to it, then it's probably synchronicity.

On the other hand, if you're constantly getting hammered in the face with a symbol or meme, and it's the same goddamn note being struck over and over again, then that's a campaign.




A lot of people laughed at me when I started talking about the Siren and the Mermaid Apocalypse. I guess a lot of folks figured I finally cracked my casing and was losing myself in some obsessive idée fixe. This Mermaid thing was all just another passing fad, like Pogs or fidget spinners. Only it's actually been raging for several years now.

Having made my living in the merchandising, licensing and marketing of pop culture and consumer products for over 30 years I think I can spot a fad by now. I've seen all kinds of them come and go. This isn't a fad.

This is a Program.


This Program is coordinated and it's been budgeted, conferenced and war-gamed. It's a multimedia effort, using film, theatre, music, television, publishing, licensed apparel, and recreational activity programs. It seems to have long outlived the span or your usual fad.

It also feels very much like a top-down imperative to me because I can't imagine that everyone else isn't sick to death of fucking Mermaids already.


But make note: Mermaid-Mania isn't selling you a fantasy, it's selling you a lifestyle. This isn't just something you experience vicariously through movies or books, it's something you become

Aside from books like that above, there're all kinds of tutorials online on Mermaiding, including YouTube videos with millions of views.


Mermaid academies and programs are popping up everywhere. So much so that some localities are growing concerned over the safety of mermaid tails in public pools. But the Mermaid Apocalypse rolls on, undaunted. 


Now, I'm all for anything that gets kids to exercise and I think fantasy play is not only healthy but essential for their development. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't look twice at this stuff. 

The problem is I can't separate it from the blatant social engineering at work.


Like this; this isn't from Girl's Life or Seventeen, it's from Cosmopolitan. Is it just me or do you find it odd that what is essentially a sex-tips magazine is using a prepubescent girl to plug mermaid workout gear?


And then there's this outfit, which is promoting the transgender lifestyle for children. Leaving aside the gay-erasure implications of this program (or the fact that androgyny is a normal part of childhood development for many kids, gay or straight), it's a little more than troubling that there's so much subtle anti-parent/anti-family messaging coming from an NGO that actively seeks to remove transgender children as young as five from their homes (an effort being written into law in some places) if the parents don't go along with the Mermaids. 


But if you raise an eyebrow at this, you're automatically branded transphobic. Which is kind of like telling someone they're anti-airplane because they don't want their tax dollars going to build stealth bombers.

And if you suspect this is all an intermediate stage to some future program, you're not only transphobic but a paranoid nutcase. But let me ask you this- say I told you ten years ago that a major world government would unilaterally declare there are 50-something genders and if you didn't agree with that you could be fucking sent to prison, what would you say to that?

You'd say I was batshit crazy.


But look at how the mainstream media is pushing this thing-- becoming a Mermaid is magical and empowering. Every buzzword in the lexicon is being used to push this thing. Most importantly, it's being sold as a way to liberate yourself from the restraints of normal life. 

Oh, you don't know the half of it.



Not only that but you can make a living at Mermaiding, too. All kinds of opportunities for "professional mermaids" are popping up everywhere. Coming to your town soon.


Not only a living, but a very good living. And as regular Secret Sun readers expect by now, the Mermaid lifestyle is being hitched up with the vegan lifestyle. Or the Vega lifestyle. Whatever. 

The point here is that everyone not only needs to be separated from one another, they need to be unremittingly hostile towards each other as well.



Just ask this guy.



And special Mermaid food is being pushed, using colors naturally repellent to landwalkers, prone to millennia of evolutionary signaling. Seriously; does that actually look like something you want to eat? 


Don't worry, guys-- there's a place for you in the fishtank, too. Well, for some of you. This ad is for a popular watering-hole in Sacramento, the capital of California. Because California.


And of course that push is being draped in the usual charitable-therapeutic costumery, which never fails to soften any lingering resistance. Or at least discourage it.

You can sneak the most destructive trends into the body politic that way. It's done all the time.



And fellas, if you can't find a spot in the fishtank, then certainly try the Mermaid Olympics. Filed under AWESOME, apparently.

No, seriously- the Mermaid Olympics.* 


And as always, the BBC is right behind the push. When are they ever not? I mean, ever seen the sculpture on their London headquarters?


And right on schedule...




...there's this season's critical darling, The Shape of Water.  

Guillermo Del Toro was wise to press all the right buttons and all the right people are on his side with this, which gets my tinfoil vibrating. It just seems off for a movie like this from a guy like that. But the truly stunning thing about this film for me is that it's being pushed as a feminist triumph. 

I'll tell you why in a moment.



Then there are puff pieces like this-- this one is from the toxic pixel-rag Jezebel-- celebrating the interspecies romance of the picture. Because why not? Are you a specieist, too? You some kind of shaved-ape supremacist or something? Check your privilege, surface-man.


And of course, the aggregate has the overwhelming majority of the respondents saying, yes, of course we'll do it with the Fish-Man. Because our souls were ripped away from our bodies by the anti-humanist educational system. Plus, Tumblr.

A plurality do add certain preconditions, but otherwise, let the good times roll. 

Is it just me or something way off about this? 



I still haven't seen The Shape of Water yet, but intend to as soon as I can. All the more so since everything I've seen and read of it is reminding me not so much of Hellboy and BPRD comics but of another comic altogether. 



And that's Alan Moore's incredibly controversial Neonomicon series from 2010 (part of his Lovecraft Universe trilogy) in which a female FBI agent is kidnapped by a Old One-worshipping sex and murder cult (in Salem, Mass) and locked in an underground chamber with a Fish-Man uncomfortably similar to the creature Doug Jones plays.



This rather-troubling parallel was noticed early on by at least one comics site, but all seems to have vanished in the monsoon of gushing praise The Shape of Water has received. Del Toro's lawyers should have people out there destroying the extant copies of this thing.

Back to Neonomicon shortly.


What's the messaging being pushed with all of this? 

The Mermaid Apocalypse gospel is a message of separation; pulling away from your family, your culture, your lifestyle; pretty much everything that makes you who you are. But this goes way above and beyond the Bernays-type, Century of the Self of social atomizing here.  This is crossing over to species atomization. 

Just look at the imagery used to push this thing. You'd have no reason not to believe these are actually mermaids and not just morons with rubber tails.

And in that sense it's a more-ambitious variation of what we're seeing on college campuses and the high-tech world. But here the very young are being conditioned to no longer even see themselves as human, never mind a part of their families, their culture or their history. 

And the way you do that is to condition the desired future Smart-Citizens to not only see themselves as inherently superior to the Undesired,  but as inevitable products of the Great Apotheosis. 

Everyone else is not only genetically-inferior but morally-inferior.


Which is why this story is so perfect; a homeless man--in reality, a sixteen year-old boy-- was given a sandwich by a young Starbucks customer over the expressed wishes of a Starbucks employee--sorry, a Starbucks partner-- who told the naive young girl that she'd be better off to let the boy starve to death in the cold.

Because Nature.

Doing so openly may be against corporate policy, but it's entirely consistent with Starbucks messaging. You're smothered in that messaging every time you walk into one of their stores. Yeah, you've felt it.

Back to Neonomicon....

Oh yeah, spoiler alert.


The end of the miniseries has the female FBI agent freed from the cult, their pet Fish-Man killed by SWAT like a docile Golden Retriever.  The agent then goes to visit a former FBI agent-turned-serial killer (we meet him in the first installment of Moore's Lovecraft trilogy, The Courtyard) in prison and the two begin communing in Lovecraftian argle-bargle. 

It's here we discover the woman has been impregnated by the Fish-Man and is destined to be the Mitochondrial Eve of the new race of Mer-Overlords. 


We then learn that the Old Ones and the Deep Ones or whoever are not ancient beings but future beings. Future fish-beings.

Which brings us back to the saddle of my Transgenics hobby-horse...

It's on. 

I mean, after what--70 years or so of practice?-- the test-tubes are ready. CRISPR GMOS are coming very soon to your grocery shelves and human trials are now out in the open. Get ready for all kinds of miracle cure CRISPR stories on the front pages and the transgenic chimera horror stories in the back.


And of course there's the AI-CRISPR convergence because why not? Hitch all the horses to the buggy. We ride until dawn.



And just in case you think I'm talking total nonsense here, there's this.


Now, if you still think that the big CRISPR-Transgenic campaign is somehow unconnected or coincidental to the Mermaid Apocalypse, then I very humbly apologize. For I have utterly failed you.

If you think stuff like this is a distraction from our real problems, let me ask you this: what if what you think are our real problems are a distraction from stuff like this? Think about it. I have.


But here's the deal: I wasn't really planning on dedicating an entire post to the Mermaid Apocalypse, but that story up there put the final piece in place. Why?

Because anyone familiar with how these things work can immediately translate that Bullshitese headline to plain American. 

What it really says is "Most People Are Already Unwanted for CRISPR." Meaning they have no intention of bestowing these still-dubious blessings onto the masses but only to the Smart-Citizens of the New Atlantis. 


Or perhaps only to the Mer-People, who shall be intrepid and cruel. 



* Mermaid Olympic events include:  the abduction-squad obstacle course, the post-bonegraft morphine-lever thumb press, the 400-hour agonizing writhe, the post-CRISPR therapy projectile-vomit dash and the "please, please, please, just let me fucking die" screech. Contestants from every country in the world are set to compete.

173 comments:

  1. del toro is an ultra nerd that likes horror, comics, and shit like that. Wouldnt put it past him to rip off moore.

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    1. This definitely needs some clarification. I'm Spanish, so I started following del Toro back when he was perfectly unknown in the Anglo-sphere.

      Del Toro obviously knew about Moore since he was a baby, or there-abouts. But then, Moore has only ever done rip-offs of everybody else. Admittedly, very good rip-offs that improve vastly on the original material. But I'm not sure that Moore has ever had a truly original idea in his life, and del Toro is well aware of this. (Not that I know the man personally, but as I've said, I know his films, and I can tell the man does his homework thoroughly.)

      Neonomicon is pretty much a rip-off of Abe Sapien, much cleaned up and more interesting, true. But I don't doubt del Toro would certainly have gone to the true source, added some more obscure bits and pieces straight from Greek mythology, and somehow connect it all specifically with Spain in ways that only a Spaniard would ever notice.

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    2. Neonomicon is a ripoff of Abe Sapien? How?

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  2. Looks like the designers of the Starbucks logo had a little trouble dragging it out of the Uncanny Valley and added imperfections in order to “humanize” the Siren. Guess they didn't want people to associate Planet Starbucks with a cold, inhuman (fishlike?) visage.

    “Why the siren of the Starbucks logo is slightly asymmetrical”

    https://boingboing.net/2018/01/17/why-the-siren-of-the-starbucks.html

    “It was like, ‘Oh, we need to step back and put some of that humanity back in. The imperfection was important to making her really successful as a mark.”

    “It felt a bit more human, and felt less like a perfectly cut mask.”

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    1. 'Specifically, Lippincott realized that to look human, the Siren couldn’t be symmetrical, despite the fact that symmetry is the well-studied definition of human beauty. She had to be asymmetrical.'

      Some comments on the article:

      'That logo, or a very similar one with a couple extra wisps of hair, is in use at the Disneyland Starbucks, of all places. They wanted something retro to not clash with the surrounding architecture of Main Street.'

      &

      'I would just point out that the slight asymmetry in the design does NOT make it look like her FACE is asymmetrical, just that it is lit slightly from the side.'

      'lit slightly from the side'

      & the source of that illumination would be?

      Perhaps this plays a role:

      https://medium.com/persian-empire/persian-flaw-81ccec023fe3

      'The Persians believed only God or a higher power was perfect in all aspects and to show this carpet makers would intentionally place flaws or mistakes in the carpet.'

      Perhaps starbucks aren't entirely without hubris, a would-be globe drowning via caffeination empire wouldn't want to go upsetting the Elementals & fall from favour, & which sourced Elemental would be revered above all in an ever dustier and drying land?

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    2. @KTV - Ooh, I didn't even think of that angle. I've heard of the Persian flaw concept before but didn't make the connection in this case. Nice catch!

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    3. Would a mortal notion of perfection find symmetry in what a deity, or It's familiars, embodies Itself as? Guitardave's mention of 'The Scream' below reminds me of Gorgons and the like, not something a soul would wish to meet eyes with, a mask has many uses but they all relate to hiding truth.

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    4. Amen to that! ;) The idea that “perfiction to offend the eye of God” is even possible always seemed to require an element of hubris in and of itself, but that's a philosophical rabbit hole that doesn't have interest to me.

      The SB Siren does have a pretty high “ook” factor if you really look closely. It's always reminded me of the claymation version of Mark Twain's “Mysterious Stranger” - now that's a rabbit hole I've spent too much time exploring!

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    5. Human always goes hand in hand with 'flawed' for them. We are "only human". We are bad, because human. Cruel, Since, ye know , human. Imperfect, cause human. And so on and on. Nature equals bad for them. And they are so beyond and above all that.

      Such an insult. Such a stupidity. Such a deep and Total lack of knowledge and appreciation.

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  3. Yeah, wise words. Thank you for having the guts to never pull your punches, Chris. The worst kinds of evil and exploitation are often wrapped in the glamours of freedom, tolerance and liberty. I'm all for genuine freedom, tolerance and liberty, hard as they are to find these days. But this system doesn't care about people except as an utterly disposable resource, trans or otherwise. They don't give a shit about our physical sovereignty as human beings, our birthrights. Nor do they care about our right to choose how we want to live, collectively or individually. Just the opposite in fact. We are being led towards some nightmare shit, make no mistake. It's important to call bullshit when you see it, now more than ever. Minorities and the oppressed are always used in this way, as a shield or cover for all kinds of further oppression sold as freedom. What's truly frightening is that anyone still believes the unaccountable billionare psychopaths funding and gaming this shit-show care about anything but themselves. Not much nuance or context in the collective thinking process, I guess. Or things aren't yet personal enough to shake people from their torpor. Keep standing for truth and discernment, my man.

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    1. Cheers, Raj. On the face of it, Mermaids are just another fun little pop culture fantasy. But it's like Bullseye- anything can be weaponized if you have that kind of mindset. It reminds me of those horrible Soviet mines that would be shaped little butterflies in order to blow more children up.

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  4. The Shape of Water started over here (Australia) today and I'm seeing it tonight.
    I've never read Moore's Neonomicon series though and I haven't seen Hellboy, so I won't be able to compare the movie to them.
    I might need some coffee to get me through the movie though, as it does look a bit boring to me.
    It won't be Starbucks coffee though, as Starbucks has never really taken off in Oz, because most of us over this side of the planet like proper coffee and Starbucks just doesn't cut it with most Australians when it come to coffee.

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    1. Having seen it now I would recommend taking a refillable cup in with you.
      It's good in parts, but overall let's just say if this movie was a music track it would come with a "do not listen to while driving" warning.
      Maybe I'm just a romance cynic as I get older, but anyone so lonely as to want to f#ck a fish has got some real life problems to deal with.
      Give me the single life any day, as I would rather be a fish out of water than be schooled into thinking being single means a lonely life.
      I don't know why anyone thinks some other person would make them complete when only you can really complete yourself.
      'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' has nothing to fear about this movie taking the Oscars off it.
      But I'm yet to see 'Lady Bird' which sounds like it might be the one to beat come Oscar night.

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    2. I do want to see it, but the overpraise has me a little nervous. In my experience it's never a good sign. But I'll drink real coffee if I can find some. The stuff they have at theaters is usually pretty asslicious.

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  5. My theory is that this transgenic meme is for two reasons: colonization of the oceans (merfolk) and colonization of space (Vega/n/s). Long term space travel wreaks havoc on a human body, and it's easier to grow plants on an interstellar voyage than raise livestock - vegan! And the underwater aspect may be because land will soon be too polluted and radioactive?

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    1. I personally think the transgenic meme would be around whether there was any intention to colonize anywhere or not. After all, rich people would like improved children no matter what.

      This said, I am wondering whether some sort of underwater colonization is being planned. Not just because of all the mermaid stuff. It makes sense, because rich people have been trying to escape countries for a while (it's the best way of not being taxed). Countries are land-based. Create an underwater habitat, and legally, it's in limbo. Plus, easy to protect from most of the undesirable effects of WWIII, if/when that happens. And it would explain what Elon Musk is really up to. Because I can't believe he really means it when he talks about colonizing Mars. Just not technically feasible right now. I should know, I hang around the sort of people that have been obsessing on this very point all their lives.

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    2. Singapore government vision: Underwater City of the Future.

      www.nrf.gov.sg/innovation-enterprise/innovative-projects-showcase/physical-sciences-engineering/underwater-city-of-the-future

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    3. Underwater aspect may be because land will soon be too polluted and radioactive?

      Ice.

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    4. The waters have been plasticised as part of the broader artificialization project imposed upon us through the medium of us, what else would a demiurge do but evermore seek to make things anti-life (a symmetry with itself?)?

      & this past week:

      https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/10/theresa-may-proposes-plastic-free-supermarket-aisles-in-green-strategy

      'The prime minister set out her ambition to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years ... May’s speech, unveiling a much-heralded 25-year plan for the environment in England... focused heavily on plastic waste, which she called “one of the great environmental scourges of our time”'

      25 years? For some that may seem a doable time frame, for others optimistic, maybe what's being said is within 25 years plastic pollution will no longer be an issue for humanity because humanity (as we know it) will no longer exist ('Under The Sea').

      & regarding the future, the movie 'Waterworld':

      'The setting of the film is in the distant future. Although no exact date was given in the film itself, it has been suggested that it takes place in 2500.' (*The Making of Waterworld by Janine Pourroy (August 1995). Production designer Dennis Gassner states: "The date was 2500.")

      Whatever happens be it calamity by some Elemental means or other the prescription (presCRISPR?) is disaster in some shape of form.

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    5. Yup, I was waiting for Waterworld to be mentioned (and the human gills adaptation or genetic mod).

      For better or worse, cataclysm only briefly inundates the land. Waterworld is thus more poetic than prophetic.

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    6. Well, no pun intended, 25 or 2500 = 7 & 7 X 7 = 49

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  6. A great post as always. The merfolk had me laughing from beginning to end; idiocy of cathartic proportions, so let's laugh while we still can.

    In many ways, the mermaids are close cousins of our friends the UFO demons oops aliens. Except they belong to the antediluvian variety. Some made it through Noah's Great Flood, and TPTB are obviously ready to wheel them out again. So it's a good thing the ladies are embracing the idea of doing it with fish men: Soon that fantasy may become a daily reality. The Talking Pot blog has some good info on all this antediluvian stuff, including celebs learning the ante, pre-Tower of Babel language.

    The Starbucks logo, in its early days anyway, symbolized the dawning Age of Aquarius. As in Goodbye Christianity / Age of Pisces. But I can see how it would be readily coopted into mermania.

    Lastly, that's some impressive Neonomicon drawing - the Fish-Man genitals... Believable, and yet distinctly fishy.

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    1. Yes demons not aliens.
      Yes mer-men/woman a carryover from antediluvian times; some say they sired the merovingians.
      Pre babylon language; symbolic or written?
      Senzar says HPB.
      So the obvious mermaid agenda is getting us ready to meet our fish gods perhaps?
      Glad I have not had sushi for some time now!

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    2. I concur. It's us, like a fish to water - Pisces to Aquarius.

      However, such 'morphically resonant marketing' is make work for a higher echelon - deluded into believing they can have some kind of metaphysical power over the masses (whilst those deluded are kept unaware of the cataclysm, which they would be affronted to realise they have no control over).
      So, really, there is zero supernatural potential here. The fact that people (at any echelon) are gullible and can be misled otherwise, is simply memeological pollution.

      And the ulterior purpose of the make work is to provide yet another signal to the receptive, that the Age of Aquarius is immanent and they need to understand the secret sun and what happens when The Sun's orbit with it causes it to cross the galactic plane (twice a great year).

      Dear Chris, please tell why you named your blog 'The Secret Sun', and what you understand that to mean?

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    3. The Sumerians were greeted by Fish like Beings, with that odd little basket held in right hand. Who were the Nommo from Africa? Lot's of historical references. So much ocean, so little explored. Shine forth brave souls. 87

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    4. Zod, I've explained the meaning of the title a number of times. Check the archives.

      Dennis- yes, indeed. The Nommo, the Persian Gulf. Dubai, UAE. The war brewing against Persian. Interesting, isn't it?

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    5. Thanks, I'll plough my way through their vastness...

      In turn, in case you were wondering, I chose 'Zod' as short for zodiac, and not, as I now realise it may be misconstrued, as short for 'General Zod'.

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    6. Then again, if you could narrow it down to a particular year, it would help. And did you explain the meaning in a blog post, or in a comment?
      Perhaps a keyword that would enable Google to pinpoint it?

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  7. Hope you can gather some info from here
    http://thereptiliansnworldconspiracies.blogspot.com/2013/09/illuminati-origins-satans-underwater.html

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  8. There are mermaid farmers: https://www.instagram.com/farmermaidflowers/
    I guess they can supply the La Sirena grocery chain if it ever migrates north. I guess at this point I'm left wondering how the transgenic pig work fits with the PIMP hypothesis. Are the "lucky" few going to be PIMPISHes???

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    1. An entire episode of Seinfeld was devoted to a pig-human hybrid.

      Just sayin'.

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    2. La Sirena. Perfect. In the future they'll be stocking Soylent Green...

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  9. I think I get it now.

    Chimera above, so chimera below. Above is Saturn in Capricorn; below we have CRISPR trans-genics and the fantasy larping mermaids.

    Can people still remain naive as to the human sources for all this reproductive tech? Syncra

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  10. For those who may think depictions of a fish monster's ejaculation are pushing the envelope: Re-watch Rihanna's Umbrella video (2007), where she's obviously mating with a demon, and count how many times she gets drenched in his sperm.

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  11. I had forgotten, but maybe 7 years ago, I was wandering around the film week of SXSW here in Austin. It's fun to catch a random weird film or two at the theater - stuff you'll never see anywhere else. So I go watch this film that's a compilation of 4 shorts, about 25 min each. And there's just the one I remember... It was about a guy, maybe 18ish yo? He worked at the Y and to cut the short short, he ends up in a weird sex relationship with a 90ish yo woman-mermaid that would transform in the pool. He was the lifeguard. The front end being that "it doesn't matter what's on the outside" but the disturbing back end being some transgenic sex age taboo weirdness. And I guess each to their own, but it was more a creepy feeling I left with, not a heartwarming one.

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  12. I know you've synced on The Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island, Bahamas before but it occurs to me that Nassau orange, casinos and Atlantis just go together now. Thanks for the nightmares, you know how to bring it.

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    1. Um, thanks?

      And yes, I need to take another look at that joint. Good one.

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  13. Speaking of pig people... have you watched Philip K. Dick Electric Dreams on Amazon Prime? In one episode, Crazy Diamond, a pig person chimera speaks to one of the characters and says, “I was bred to not take offense to anything.” (or something along those lines). It’s definitely a symbol-packed episode and is apparently based on “Sales Pitch,” though I have difficulty seeing that. I’m pretty sure you’d have a field day with all the syncs and symbols in this very transgenic show that mostly finds itself very, very far away from Dick’s stories.

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    1. exactly. my imression as well. far, far away. couldn't watch the whole season, pathetic as hell. as if made by a committee that never read anything pkd, after an anonymous sponsor submitted a bag of moolah with a note inside, describing the general sentiment required.

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    2. Hollywood loves the Philip K Dick brand. His actual stories? Not so much.

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  14. I'm not sure how the curse of the siren fits into this one yet, but I'm sure there's some connection -- Poison 13 was the prototype of the grunge movement before it was called grunge and influenced a lot of our dead singers.
    http://music.blog.austin360.com/2018/01/17/mike-carroll-singer-for-1980s-austin-band-poison-13-dies/

    Here's an album / song for you "First you dream, then you die" https://www.discogs.com/Poison-13-First-You-Dream/release/912451

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    1. Austin is the unacknowledged birthplace of grunge, isn't it?

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    2. Yeah it is. Psych rock too (Roky Erikson). Depends who you ask of course.

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    3. Beg to differ Brian.

      Grunge was more or less centered in the NW and the influence was a different Poison - Poison Idea. If you’ve never heard of them check them out. Glad I saw them during their heyday.

      -D.

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  15. Just sticking to the film 'The Shape of Water', saw it a few days ago; did not like it much, although I enjoyed its 60s aesthetic, and the cast of course are good. The implicit inter-species sex (you don't thankfully see them do it), is just icky. The fact that it doesn't bother people much, is itself disturbing. The defense one hears is along the lines of 'well mermen/amphibian men/aquamen don't really exist, so it's fantasy, no need to get worked up about it'. I don't get worked up about it, I just think it's icky, and saying it's fantasy misses the point.

    I normally like Del Toro (his Spanish Civil War films are excellent, and I loved the Hellboy films), yet this film left me cold. I did like some of its touches, including its Cold War messages that flatter neither the US nor the USSR, but not enough to like the film, nor its central theme. Need to mention the obvious: that Jones's Amphibian Man is clearly influenced by self-same Jones's Abe Sapien from self-same Del Toro's Hellboy. In fact I don't see how this film would have happened without the Abe Sapien thing. What works re Hellboy, does not work in The Shape of Water, because of the latter's conceit. Just my take.

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    1. Cheers, Lawrence, good to know. I have to admit Del Toro is a filmmaker I admire more than I like. His Hellboy movies missed the mark for me. He doesn't seem to get the ominous mood and quiet that makes the comics work.

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    2. Kind of weak. Lots of Amelie in there. The retro sci-fi sets....ho hum. Pan's Lab was amazing. what happened ? I think he might be getting sandbagged.

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  16. My pet peeve with your text is the comment about Stephanie Zacharek's review. No, there's nothing "off" about it. She knows her stuff and is really passionate about films. I love her writing. Can at least this talented woman be free from conspiracy theories? Cheers.

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    1. Siriusly? The ghost of Foucalt had a gun to The Bull's head whilst he made this empty husk of a movie. Cinema is dead. All is vanity. And no one is free from conspiracy..especially if you work for Time.

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    2. How naive, Alpha! Zacharek can’t possibly have opinions of her own. THEY must have gotten to her, if she’s not already one of THEM. She’s been brainwashed. “Wash” as in water, water as in ocean where mermaids live...this goes deep...oh my god I said “deep”! This just confirms that I’m on the right path!

      And the prevalence of mermaid imagery can’t just be that mermaids are currently trendy, like how zombies were hip for several years and aliens were all over the place in the 90s. Nah, it has to be a transgenic fish people agenda being pushed by the elite. Culture doesn’t exist!

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    3. No, Alphabase, there’s no way Zacharek can have an opinion of her own. She must have been brainwashed.

      Wait a minute...”brainwashed”...”wash” as in “water”, “water” as in “Shape of Water”...this goes deep. Oh my god...”DEEP”!!!!! We’re through the looking glass here, people!

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    4. What exactly did I say about Stephanie Zacharek? Do a word search on this page. Not only did I not make any conspiracy claims about Stephanie Zacharek here I didn't even type the name. I only highlighted the text to point to the rusty old cans of empowerment word-spaghetti being opened all over this film.

      SMDH/Anonymous- If you're going to troll could you try being even vaguely original? This shit is weak and tired. Try harder.

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    5. "Is it just me or something way off about this?" - this is the comment you made referring to the highlighted fragment (it's not even immediately obvious who "yellowed" the text, you or Jones). I can read, thank you very much. *rollseyes* And anyway, if you actually saw the film, you would have understood why the word empowerment might not be off at all in the case of the female protagonist. Whatever.

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    6. Yeah, maybe I'll wait to Redbox it or something. You pretty much turned me off to it now.

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    7. Here is the entire paragraph:

      "And of course, the aggregate has the overwhelming majority of the respondents saying, yes, of course we'll do it with the Fish-Man. Because our souls were ripped away from our bodies by the anti-humanist educational system. Plus, Tumblr.

      A plurality do add certain preconditions, but otherwise, let the good times roll.

      Is it just me or something way off about this? "

      So it had absolutely nothing to do with her review.

      Which, of course, you already knew.

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    8. That person who said "Cinema is dead" in the comment above should try to make a movie. Put your money where your mouth is. Everybody is a film critic these days. Or so it seems. There are plenty of good films made and released, maybe more than at any point of history. If you only consider Hollywood as the whole of cinema I pity you.

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    9. Omniscient Shut-In6:00 PM, January 20, 2018

      "If you only consider Hollywood as the whole of cinema I pity you."

      Yup. It's a strange recurring tic of this blog. On the one hand, it is esoteric and Out There in interesting ways, and Knowles obviously has good taste in music etc.

      On the other, these days it mostly pays attention to extremely basic pop cultural stuff: the biggest Hollywood movies, oatmeal-ass pop music, etc. There is a world elsewhere, etc etc...

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    10. "So it had absolutely nothing to do with her review.

      Which, of course, you already knew."

      @Chris, the only obvious thing here is that you like assuming things about people. And it's embarrassing.

      "On the other, these days it mostly pays attention to extremely basic pop cultural stuff: the biggest Hollywood movies, oatmeal-ass pop music, etc. There is a world elsewhere, etc etc..."
      @Omniscient Shut-In Yes, it's mind-boggling and ultimately insipid, though I suspect writing endless posts about boring mainstream female performers helps rationalize misogyny. But then maybe I shouldn't assume things about people. ;)

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    11. Hey, I have an idea; instead of digging in deeper on this and throwing around insults, just admit you misinterpreted what I said and we can move on. You don't even need to do so in a comment.

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  17. Phylax is down. I repeat, Phylax is dew dropped down!

    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/01/18/vandals-rip-down-satanic-greek-statue/

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    1. "According to Palaio Faliro Mayor Dionysis Hatzidakis, people who objected to the artwork had torn it down.

      Speaking to Real FM, the mayor called it an act of vandalism:

      “They came with a huge truck and two jeeps and they were wearing hoods. They threw ropes over the sculpture and pulled it down. As you can understand, the wings are broken,” he said.

      “They told the man in the [nearby] canteen: ‘If you warn the police or the mayor, we will burn your canteen down.’”

      “As soon as he notified me, I went straight down there, but unfortunately they had removed the license plates from the vehicles,” Hatzidakis added.

      He also claimed there are signs the perpetrators belonged to the far-right Golden Dawn party."

      So the mayor is called Dionysis and he's blaming The Golden Dawn who threatened to *burn* the witnesses. Absolutely fucking classic.

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    2. It's about time the right-wingers started putting up some real resistance against our Satanic overlords.

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    3. This whole op is hilarious. Truck and two jeeps- yeah, that doesn't sound like military intelligence at all.

      The Golden Dawn thing was a little sloppy, though. Why would a neopagan/heathen political cult pull down an ostensibly pagan statue? I'm guessing there weren't supposed to be any witnesses and that was a last minute recovery. It happens.

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    4. Chris, are you thinking of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and not the Golden Dawn political party in Greece? they are facist/right wing/Nazi-esque (maybe some literal Nazis), connected with the Greek .mil juntas of the 60's-70's:

      "In more recent years, anti-fascist and left-wing groups have claimed that many of Golden Dawn's members have close relationships or collaborated with Greece's Central Intelligence Service, the predecessor to the National Intelligence Service, and accused Michaloliakos of working for the KYP from the 1980s."

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Dawn_(political_party)


      respectfully.

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    5. Hey Andrew. No, I'm talking about the Greek Golden Dawn Party.

      Here are a couple of interesting links.

      http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/inside-the-european-far-rights-weird-obsession-with-paganism/79101

      http://www.ekathimerini.com/150637/article/ekathimerini/news/bishop-seraphim-turns-against-golden-dawn

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    6. Ok, we're talking about the same group. Didn't realize they had any links to neopaganism et al. Interesting!

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    7. It's so sad, the whole Greece situation... In our societies, even when the majority is broke, starving, deprived of any future and eating out of the dumpsters, what do they do? Nothing. They turn to some pretty-boy banker to 'save' them. Or join a color-coded 'protest'. Action, reaction, solution = all manufactured.

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  18. i'm working on the cubes homework jeje (coming with results soon), but the old ones comes in lots of forms. Recently i read the comic series Lock&Key, and it was like a carlos castaneda take on the plateu of leng demons (and shub nigurath)... In Lovecraft lore we have the merpeople as the Deep Ones, who mix their blood with humans and give them "the insmouth look". The Vegans would be from which old one? maybe Lovecraft panteon is more accurate than we thought.

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    1. Lovecraft was tapped into something deep and very real. Almost every major story he wrote has an unsettling correspondence with our true secret history and situation within the greater multiverse.

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    2. Yeah, the guy was kind of a monster himself but he was tapped into something. One way or the other.

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  19. Chris, I think I'm finally getting what the siren spirit really is like. It did help that I had a dream where a bird went into a lake and came out as a mermaid, and literally said "I'm a siren."

    Maybe I should read more stories about mermaids. I have the complete works of Oscar Wilde in my library, and I remember he had a story about a mermaid. Worth a re-read, I think.

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    1. They're hot so it's not a bad idea. Just be careful with it. If my blog does nothing else, let it help you avoid the trapdoors with that archetype.

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  20. The latest issue (#4) of the comic 'Michael Cray' - a spin-off of Warren Ellis's excellent 'The Wild Storm' - ends with a splash-page introducing a new, monstrous version of Aquaman. 'Voice-over' captions explain that "He's a genetic-therapy specialist working in New Zealand. By a specialist, I mean he's spliced himself with the DNA of aquatic predators. He's broken the frontier of gene therapy. His intention being to create a new inhuman race.'

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    1. Ha! Warren Ellis. Gotta love that guy. I used to hang on his AOL board. Lot of fun. But he got really lazy for a stretch I stopped spending my hard earned dosh on comics that took 3 minutes to read.

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    2. Totally agree. And I was on that board too. Until he started calling himself 'Stalin'. He peaked with 'The Authority' and 'Planetary', was over-praised for 'Transmetropolitan', then,as you say, got lazy, producing half-baked 'high concept' comics which were lapped up by an uncritical, but internet-savvy fanbase. Thankfuly, he got he got his mojo back in the '00s with 'Moon Knight'(of particular interest to you I should think); 'Injection' and 'Trees'. And now with 'The Wild Storm' which is simply superb: a re-imagining of the whole WildStorm universe which draws heavily on ideas discussed here such as the secret space programme, breakaway civilisations, transhumanism etc. I bet he's a lurker here.

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    3. Cheers, David.

      And hello there, Warren.

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  21. Keen and brilliant, again, and right on time, and thank god it's such funny writing. All of this genealogy and tracking you've done, CK, in a really sinister way relates to the vast subject of the Disney Empire, as i'm sure you're aware. Which whole rat's kingdom is, for me, lately, a bottomless mine-shaft of occult conspiracy-porn that taxes my ability to be scornful and surprised, anymore. It's basically impossible to feel that one can come to grips with the enormity and wickedness of that miserable animal-peddling monster. It all goes too far, and too deep underground, it owns too many celebrities and controls what they represent, to culture and moral programming. This whole remarkable piece of writing, meet humor, and collation syncs mercilessly with what i've been thinking and absorbing about Disney and its state-sanctioned methods. Conjuring the name of the behemoth may seem trite and shallow here, but i suggest that it isn't. Disney is so damn big that i feel it requires many returns and reapplications of focus. It's Bernays for the kids, who are expertly programmed to stay kids, and so on. I see a direct line from Mouse-ear hats to playboy Bunny Ears to the Libertine Costumed Sabbatical of the Uniquely American Halloween, on to these fucking mermaid classes and latex tails and that insane shit with the trans mermaid initiative and their take on delivering 5yo's into gender manumission.

    For how many generations have we been influenced and in some ways dominated by the chimerical images and obsessions of Disney Products? A very great deal of their whole multi-generational shtick could be summed up as "Down with the impermanent and identity-stifling family. Death is an inescapable force to be early acquainted with, in life, with Sex lurking forever, stage left. Animism and animal worship/human-rebuking, anthropomorphization, are golden keys to cosmic wokeness. Chimeras represent freedom from this and that. Monsters and beasts are cute and sexy. Magic is the way and a bit of conjuring never hurt anyone. Ellen Degeneres."

    Not the pithiest summary, no, but most people in this group have studied up on Disney enough to see that It was laying down some prodigious and earth-covering groundwork for this, our new age of Dagonism and mer-fixation. Disney is gender fluid as it breathes. Its cardinal internal contradiction, as a fundamentally child-oriented institution, is that it has long been the face of a push in the corporate world to ease homosexuality into mainstream culture or acceptance. It's an incongruity that is probably lost on most modern people, by this late point of shoe-horning gay characters into the magnum opus of inter-species-love tales, Beauty and The Beast. Probably only Disney would consider it sound to make Persephone a recurring character. Or have their Miramax films produce the movie "Kids." Or a "triumphant" movie about human courage, based on men cannibalizing each other after a plane crash. Only they have such a god-like eye for talent that their mouseketeers go on to eventually become mega-stars, in almost every deranged case. I do believe that it serves as a template for scientific and organized mind control. And anyone who thinks that's nuts simply hasn't read or researched enough. Anyway, such a great number of well-considered points, CK, thanks very much for getting it done. I think this is masterful work. We're being forcibly evolved, top-down. It's troubling and frightening to imagine what specifically, even biologically and religiously, is being implied by our merging with marine life..

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    1. Excellent post. I agree with Mer-Man about the role Disney plays in this agenda; after all, the company has a long, strange & troubling history that is too extensive to go into in great detail but I'm sure many here are familiar with it. For example: A lot more pedo activity goes on at their parks than most are aware of, & who knows how long that's been going on:

      http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/14/us/theme-park-employees-child-sex-stings/index.html

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiuzGHCA2lI

      & the animation studio certainly knew how to push some buttons:

      http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/12-hidden-sexual-images-in-disney-movies/83782825/

      But hasn't the trangenics movement been prefigured in a lot of ways by the whole "otherkin" phenomena, itself an outgrowth of furries & fandom (at least as I understand it)? At the very least, it planted some strange seeds:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otherkin

      I do have a strange, nagging feeling though that transgenics, veganism AND climate change are all intimately linked in this program being rolled out & that the anti-family/anti-human agenda you mention is only the tip of the iceberg. There's something else going on too. But right now, I can't wrap my head around it.

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    2. Well, Aquaman is Warner. Jupiter ascending is Warner. CNN and Time are Warner.

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    3. Yeah, this is pretty much a cross platform effort we're looking at. I'm still trying to figure out who's bankrolling all these Mermaid camps.

      The thing I keep going back to is the whole roots of the Mermaid meme to begin with. I'm tempted to say we're looking at an inert archetype that's being weaponized but Mermaids are pretty horrible creatures in the old fairy tales. So are fairies, for that matter.

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    4. 'When You Wish Upon A Star' 'Under The Sea' 'A Star is Born'

      Lady Gaga, 'Star' of upcoming 'A Star is Born', Starred as a mermaid in the video to her tune 'You and I', wiki:

      'The video features Gaga's two alter egos: Jo Calderone, Gaga's male ego, and Yüyi, a mermaid she had hinted would appear in the video in July 2011.' ... 'Regarding the sexual intercourse scenes between actor Taylor Kinney and the singer as a mermaid, Gaga explained that it emphasized metaphorically that sometimes relationships did not work. "No matter what you do, there's this giant boundary between you and someone else. So that's what it's about, perceiving in your imagination that there's something magical inside of you that you can make it work,"'

      & speaking of making a splash there's been a spate of deaths in the porn industry since August Ames much publicised suicide early December, keeping things liquidy 'Tila Tequila' is staking her claim as avenging angel doing The Good Lord's work so as to turn the tide of degeneracy.

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    5. And just to remind the pimping parents and their pleading offspring the price of child prostitution Seventeen gives us this (because hey, young women should know their price!)

      http://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/movies-tv/a15063632/how-much-money-do-disney-channel-stars-actually-make/

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    6. Whether It's Shirley Temple or Miley Cyrus, or Emma Watson (who knows what she may have been put through, aside the obvious conditioning, considering her flaming virtue signalling), & all the others passed on through the meat grinder via the casting couch, hollywood is a means by which blatant abuse is gotten away with and passed off as entertainment that in turn serves a further purpose of assaulting & desensitizing cinemagoers.

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  22. I live down the street from dive bar. It's also right down the street from our famous steppe pyramid and drawbridge.

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    1. Oh, keep us posted on that situation. For sure.

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  23. almost ready for the age of aquarius!

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  24. And these are just 'bona fide' merfolks...

    Today I was penning a PR piece for a tech company. Did you guys know that major US tech vendors nowadays run big product platforms called "Alienware" and "Project Nautilus"?...

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  25. Not sure what to think about all this stuff, Chris. I can say, that I saw The Shape of Water and absolutely loved it. I found it visually stunning and brilliantly acted. It hooked me in the first minute, and I happily went along for the ride. I actually cheered when the bad guy got his comeuppance. Been a while since I was so captivated by a movie.

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    1. That's good to hear, Juan. I'm hoping to see it next week.

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    2. hollywood / horrorwoed / pedowood loves splashing those It's conjured to patsy as bad guys receiving comeuppance as the silvered screen & this is It's obscenity - to do so whilst being a villain of the piece, It's current medium, oprah (#YesSheCan), embodies this (#SheKnew), the likes of del toro wheezing through a teary-eyed acceptance speech (there's that prized water again) compounds the continuing atrocity seeking to assault us all.

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  26. Starbucks anecdote. A friend once made me wonderful coffee. I asked what might be special about it. 'It's Starbucks coffee', was the reply. And I said, 'Well, how come when you go into the store it doesn't taste like that?'

    My understanding from this is that Starbucks (at least in the UK) don't know how to make coffee. (They certainly haven't a clue about tea!) So: what are they there for?

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  27. Fox is on a roll pushing the "anything goes!" meme with this report on A&F's new unisex fashions

    http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/01/18/abercrombie-kids-debuts-unisex-collection.html


    It gets even worse with this article about the new fashion of choker (suicide inspired/ing neckwear) from the Michael Hutchence Collection:

    http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/01/17/glorifying-suicide-fashion-store-slammed-for-new-belt-choker.html

    Note how scrupulously the story avoids the way (and how, and why) these "chokers" often cause ACCIDENTAL suicides.

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    1. Yeah. It's funny, I realize a lot of people think I'm just going off the deep end again and everything is all just okey-dokey. But all that tells me is they haven't really looked into this stuff. I think there's a lot of ego going on too. Like if this was really going on I'd have gotten a notice in the mail about it. Good lynx, Anony.

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  28. great piece, thoughtful and all, as expected. the take home chilling message is indeed that -
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    What it really says is "Most People Are Already Unwanted for CRISPR." Meaning they have no intention of bestowing these still-dubious blessings onto the masses but only to the Smart-Citizens of the New Atlantis.
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  29. Yeah, I guess this was predictable:

    https://futurism.com/how-transgenic-species-could-help-fight-the-effects-of-climate-change/

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    1. Yeah. This will really come down with some kind of crisis-resolution pitch, some kind of "we have to do this because..."

      That's how they seem to push everything now- guilt and shame.

      Great link, David.

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  30. I’m always watching for the mermaid parade you’ve so eloquently described to eventually sync hard with the Enuma Elish creation myth chestnuts such as the repeat-ey parts in the first, second & third tablets starting around, “she spawned monster-serpents”. Leading to chimeric descriptors such as “raging hounds and scorpion-men, mighty tempests and FISH-MEN, and rams.”

    Of course this whole epic depicts a squabble between Tiamat and Marduk. Or are Tiamat and Marduk merely the named proxies, challenging to suss out - much like today’s politics. Does Alex Jones want us to be team Tiamat? Steve Bannon is surely down with Marduk. Right? Regardless of what I’m supposed to believe about the political alignments of The Old Gods not much is offered for carbon units pushing for a culture that can support self-actualization.

    With that in mind – Chris you’re leaving out the “Happy” ending of Neonomicon. The Fish-Rape panel you posted looks harsh. But the poor woman, mercifully I guess, couldn’t really see what was going on. And by the end, she embraces her unique role.

    The extra snazzy key detail you’ve included – Thank you for your consistent insight - is the manifestation coming back through time. I.E. from the future, as in “a” future that would not manifest save a well-executed plan. By my estimation that’s the purpose for the program details you’ve illustrated. Ugh.

    Can't wait for Guillermo's digital fish-muppet-baby sequel, "Look who's talking about the shape of water".

    Thanks Again.

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    1. Yeah, a lot of folks found Neonomicon to be highly problematic in that regard, Sean. It's a horror comic so I kind of took it in stride but a lot of folks did not.

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    2. "not much is offered for carbon units pushing for a culture that can support self-actualization."

      Anything to keep the masses preoccupied so as not to pay attention to one's own glorious evolution.

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  31. I’m always watching for the mermaid parade you’ve so eloquently described to eventually sync hard with the Enuma Elish creation myth chestnuts such as the repeat-ey parts in the first, second & third tablets starting around, “she spawned monster-serpents”. Leading to chimeric descriptors such as “raging hounds and scorpion-men, mighty tempests and FISH-MEN, and rams.”

    Of course this whole epic depicts a squabble between Tiamat and Marduk. Or are Tiamat and Marduk merely the named proxies, challenging to suss out - much like today’s politics. Does Alex Jones want us to be team Tiamat? Steve Bannon is surely down with Marduk. Right? Regardless of what I’m supposed to believe about the political alignments of The Old Gods not much is offered for carbon units pushing for a culture that can support self-actualization.

    With that in mind – Chris you’re leaving out the “Happy” ending of Neonomicon. The Fish-Rape panel you posted looks harsh. But the poor woman, mercifully I guess, couldn’t really see what was going on. And by the end, she embraces her unique role.

    The extra snazzy key detail you’ve included – Thank you for your consistent insight - is the manifestation coming back through time. I.E. from the future, as in “a” future that would not manifest save a well-executed plan. By my estimation that’s the purpose for the program details you’ve illustrated. Ugh.

    Can't wait for Guillermo's digital fish-muppet-baby sequel, "Look who's talking about the shape of water".

    Thanks Again.

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    1. Thanks blogger, I thought it deserved repeating. Apologies.

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    2. Given the utter lack of creativity nowadays in LA can we soon expect "Four Mermen and a Mermaid"? Hey, it's just another healthy family comedy!

      With a more Onion-y flavor as I scanned that Merman Calendar pic as "Calendar of mermaid-tailed men raises $300,000 for mental health..." and then "of those seeing them" immediately came to mind.

      Maybe this makes me some sort of latent speciest surface-ape, to borrow a well-turned phrase.

      Seriously, though, totally agree the future working back theme needs further exploration. There is an esoteric train of thought that follows through with the deepest implications of the singularity, AI etc., which, it turns out, may be the ability to "hack time". In other words, those in our future can change their present by changing our present in their past (got all that?).

      Historic "earthquakes", such as Trump's election and the semi-mirrored Bush-Gore (not to mention a certain NYC/DC event) remain curious, though for different reasons, if one takes this perspective.

      Another deeper aspect is how the "we're living in a digital simulation" claims avoid the question of why do we run simulations now? Answer: to predict potential outcomes so as to manage a range of outcomes more to our liking.

      How might a digitally simulated existence aid that goal? By providing "outcome feedback" as to just how and where to hack the past? Perhaps social media is how we are manipulated to temporarily digitize ourselves for these simulations (likes! eyeballs! mood changes!) to be later used against us in ways we don't yet understand. It can get pretty deep so sorry if hard to follow.

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    3. It all boils down to Ray Kurzweil having the same kind of issues a lot of geniuses have. He's paralyzed by his fear of death and has created an entire religion and pseudoscience around it. Give the guy props- that's magnetism for you.

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    4. @anon 6:28
      Im absolutely convinced that future events ripple backward in time (all directions really), and can affect both our present and past. Particularly high energy events (like 911 e.g.) but even personal life events sometimes show themselves before we get there if we know what to look for.

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  32. I was re-reading the Lucifer's Technologies series, and wanted to let you know that the month of June is missing from 2016. All the posts about Sumer and Jesus as a magician. Thanks.

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  33. Great work as usual Chris.

    Movie from last year seems to have gone under the radar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Skin_(film)

    I’ve only just noticed it. Based on the 2002 novel about fish people attacking a remote lighthouse…

    “After some days, he finds out that Caffo has sex with a domesticated monster, the female Aneris, not only domesticated but also his lover.”

    On another tangent, I’ve always been fascinated by the Aquatic Ape hypothesis. Given how all this stuff seems to pan out I’m eagerly awaiting that re-emerging into the collective consciousness/ orchestrated media reality… I struggle to tell the difference these days. Hundredth Aquatic monkey effect perhaps.

    Keep up the great work. Thanks!

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    1. Yeah, MOTN. Absolutely- really need to check that one out. The trailers look really zesty. And yeah, this Merperson lover thing is definitely a thing.

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  34. How 'bout see the fucking movie before taking a shit all over it and accuse it of being something it is totally NOT? It's just del Toro's version of Creature from The Black Lagoon. It's only bears the most incidental resemblance to Neonomicon. But hey, whatever. Your mind's already made up.

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    1. Your comment suggests you've never been to this website. Puddles you say? Nay. These be oceans.

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    2. Where did I say my mind was made up? And what did I say my mind was made up about? Where did I take a shit all over it?

      Try actually thinking before you throw a tantrum.

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    3. just watched it yesterday. It was pretty shit.

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  35. I note the "tweaking" of the Starbucks siren in my new post today. They say they wanted her to "look more human." Indeed.
    http://www.reddirtreport.com/dust-devil-dreams/fairy-tales-and-mermaid-tails-cascading-through-our-consciousness

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    1. Great post Andrew and it made me realize how everything really does seem to be connected when I read this passage in your post -
      "It is in the beginning of this cult film that Mike, Micky, Davy and Peter "commit suicide" by jumping off of a bridge, as a way of "killing" the pre-teen pop image that these adult men found so suffocating.
      As they float underwater, amidst psychedelic colors, mermaids swim up to the land-dwelling Monkees and presumably "save" the group, although they have gone from "square society" and emerged in a sort of colorful, acid-fueled "Upside Down" where they encounter Sonny Liston, Frank Zappa and Annette Funicello, among others, as the ego slips away ..."
      I wrote a post about seeing the Ridley Scott film 'All the Money in the World' -
      https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/all-money-in-world-on-lifes-lost-highway.html
      The movie about the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Balthazar Getty's father).
      Balthazar was the guy in the ' Lost Highway' Song to the Siren love scene.
      Michelle Williams plays Gail Harris (Balthazar Getty's Grandmother) in the movie 'All the Money in the World' and Michelle's late ex-partner Heath Ledger, who she has a daughter to, also filmed a love scene in the movie 'Candy' to 'Song to the Siren'.
      But here is a rather bizarre fact, Heath passed away on
      January 22nd, which happens to be Balthazar Getty's birthday, too.
      And let's not forget Ridley's brother Tony jumped off a bridge to his death.
      But here is the real weird part, because Ridley's son Jake was the director of the "When You're Gone" segment of The Cranberries " The Cranberries: The Best Videos 1992-2002" 2002 video.
      Jake also did the Massive Attack ' Pray for Rain' video and the George Michael: Flawless, Go to the City video.
      The w/hole just seems to get deeper, don't it?

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    2. Damn, Red and Brizzy, some choice dot-connecting there. I definitely need to dig further there. Well done. And that Starbucks story- it seems to be utterly earth-shaking given the coverage it's getting.

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  36. So it can’t just be that mermaids are currently trendy, like how zombies were hip for several years and aliens were all over the place in the 90s. Nah, it has to be a transgenic fish people agenda being pushed by the elite.

    What an embarrassment this blog has become.

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    1. And you don't think aliens and zombies were pushing an agenda? You haven't thought very deeply about any of this, have you?

      You're angry because you're afraid.

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    2. Like Dinosaurs back in the 90s, which was so overt it made me laugh. Keep an eye on Spielberg. Whatever he pushes becomes the drug of choice soon after. He is our W. Disney. His next movie stinks of agenda pushing. It is about video games as our only salvation.

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  37. Hey, I posted a comment here this morning and it is nowhere to be seen. Any idea wha’ happen?

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    1. It got trapped in the spam folder. It's up now. Lot of things got lost there today.

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  38. Interesting narrative, but I'm on team "you're losing yourself in some obsessive idée fixe". I don't feel that "being human" is a rhetorical hill one should ever die on. It's got a nice ring to it, but it's honestly not a condition that's under legitimate threat. You're obviously well-intentioned, bu frankly, you seem a bit inattentive to the possibility that racialist narratives can lead to some dangerous places. The monsters we're afraid of are largely generated by our own unconscious projections, hence very human. Or, if demons and aliens etc have any external reality, I suspect they are still dependent on our very human perceptions and interpretations of them before they can take form (as Jeffrey Kripal theorizes). As far as actual living non-human beings, well have you ever had a dog? You don't have to mate with it or splice your DNA to it to understand that it's a being that's worthy of compassion and respect, and if it's a bad dog--well that's not something that's in it's genes, is it? That comes from it's upbringing, one might say it's culture. Why would that not be true of any species from any place in the universe?

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    1. >I don't feel that "being human" is a rhetorical hill one should ever die on. >

      That's where I stopped. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Then you missed the point. To be a bit more blunt, there's a very precise term for what you're talking about in posts like this: miscegenation. It's got a pretty ugly history, look it up.

      Or you can just imagine that I'm a NWO reptilian shill. Your call.

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    3. Transgenics is miscegenation? So you don't believe people of other races than yourself are actually human?

      Ah, I get it. You're just- what do they call it?-- shitposting.


      Toodles.

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    4. Not shitposting. I'm saying that transgenics, while bizarre and creepy af, isn't actually a threat to humanity, and that your fear of it is wildly exaggerated. I'm just trying to be circumspect because while you're clearly not a racist, there's a blatantly obvious parallel between an exaggerated fear of transgenics and the racist fear of miscegenation--which is a real, historical, "exoteric" thing that doesn't go away just because your view is more esoteric.

      Also, scientists that do the sort of thing you're talking about may seem inhuman, but in reality the kind of sociopathy and moral dissociation that allows them to do it is all too human.

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    5. >youre racist if you dont fuck a fishman

      lol

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    6. "the slippery slope doesn't exist"

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    7. Transgenics not being a threat? Lead was not considered a threat for years and look how that turned out. Do you think our guts are designed to eat any kind of junk monsanto designs on a whim? Or that we can rewire our dna as if it was some old radio? We are dealing with things that have taken millions of years to get to their current shape. Do think that some morons with a god complex could foresee the outcome of their actions?

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    8. Ok, yeah. It's going so swimmingly with crops, let's move on to humans and animals. When my pig-dog is an asshole, it will be my fault because I didn't raise it properly.

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    9. What Monsanto does to the DNA of seeds has nothing to do with fevered sci-fi fantasies of alien/human hybrids.

      Honestly I think that some of y'all saw "Frankenstein" and thought that the peasants with pitchforks and torches were actually the heroes of the story.

      https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/mary-shelley/images/c/ca/Frankenstein-1024x748.jpeg/revision/latest?cb=20160509211223

      Guess I'll just have to report back to my NWO reptilian handlers that your minds are too strong for our control beams.

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    10. My god the moral implications are astounding!
      When a non-racist equal-opportunity transpecies lover mouthbroods for their fish bride will inescapable caviar indulgences be considered murder/cannibalism or an instance of 'it's my body' right to choose?
      Oh the travails of salubrious siren song we shall face!

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    11. >youre racist if you dont fuck a fishman<

      And so it begins...

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    12. > When my pig-dog is an asshole, it will be my fault because I didn't raise it properly

      Yeah, pretty much. Or, if it turns out to be some kind of incurable feeb, do you feel pity for it, or contempt? The answer says more about you than about it.

      But what if it turns out to be fine? Dogs and pigs are both known as good companion animals. What if the pig-dog is a good companion, squared? What if it's happy and its companions are happy with it? What then?

      Fear and condemnation are just so much easier, right? For a bunch of "free thinkers" a lot of y'all are pretty lazy thinkers.

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  39. Stumbled in by way of image searching. Just wanted to say how thanks for writing. Will be directing more toads your way.

    https://secretsun.blogspot.com/2017/11/charles-manson-and-uncle-sams-secret.html

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  40. Stumbled in by way of image searching. Just wanted to say how thanks for writing. Will be directing more toads your way.

    https://secretsun.blogspot.com/2017/11/charles-manson-and-uncle-sams-secret.html

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  41. Chris, I think you should watch this. It's a mainstream kids show from 2014. It has it all, mermaids, three golden pyramids, a young girl crossing the siren's river to find pepe/kek. The line "Oh mermaid, why are you so full of sadness and grief?" sure seems salient.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFNz2_P_dVg

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    1. That's the great thing about this simulated reality- its full of WTF larfs. Here's one for you-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyMJCiZTq1I

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  42. Omniscient Shut-In12:32 AM, January 19, 2018

    One time I saw a mermaid in the pizzeria and the mermaid looked at me.

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  43. News today about tech company employee buses attacked in the bay area. Looks like totally staged. I wonder what the hell they are paving the way for.

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      Is it possible that some things happen organically and spontaneously, and that not everything in the cosmos is controlled by a bunch of elites rubbing their hands together in a dark room?

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    2. Much does but in doing so offends the sense the 'bunch of elites rubbing their hands together in a dark room' have of their place in the scheme of things, hence their attempts at dominion over all.

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    3. According to the reports published so far the attacks were coordinated, which is the opposite of spontaneous. So this was not a case of someone just spotting a Google bus, picking up a rock and throwing it. If there were simultaneous attacks many people were involved. In these days that usually costs money, especially in the bay area.

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    4. Shades of a Ballardian Element at work?

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  44. "Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire."

    "Progress is the name Moderns give to the destruction of what our ancestors nurtured."

    "Not blind opposition to progress but opposition to blind progress."

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  45. Russian prisoners with mermaids tattoos represent child molesters. Perhaps tie in with all else going on (mk-ultra, pop music child abuse, sex rings, hollywood, ect)? This is getting very interesting. Link: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/sep/18/decoding-russian-criminal-tattoos-in-pictures

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  46. Wasn't there something in Gordon's Starships about some ancient languages using the same word for stars and for fish? So there was no linguistic distinction between STAR-men and FISH-men, hence how we end up with some weird after-the-fact interpretations like fish-headed Dagon. So maybe it's not the mermaids *or* the Vegas. Maybe it's the mermaids *are* the Vegas or Vegans or whatever.

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  47. You know, for some years, I was contemplating getting a classic mermaid tatto on my inner right forearm. After reading your thoughts on The Siren, I have decided that might not be such a good idea. Might go with a plague doctor, or something, I dunno . . .

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    1. I don't know if I'd recommend a Mermaid, Juan, not right now. It's kind of like of when extremists take something cool and spread their stink all over it until it's ruined for everyone else. Mermaids are lovely fantasy figures but disturbing Transhumanist icons.

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  48. Thought about the different aspects of this some more, both the full-spectrum assault mode this seems to be in now, as well as what the synergistic outcome could be of something that encompasses transgenics, veganism, & climate change, among other things...I realized that what we could be looking at is the roll-out of a new religious paradigm that is on a very specific timetable. Something to act as a cushion perhaps to lessen the shock on splash-down day in Dubai? (&/or real disclosure?) Because when you step back & really look at it, it has all the signs of a new religion: new ways of dressing, new attitudes towards sexuality & sexual identity/roles, new diet, new ways of relating to the world, a new "chosen people", & of course, recycling/adapting old archetypes to fit...I think this is the part I was having a hard time figuring out before. At least, that's my take. & I also think it ties into the whole "elusive companion hypothesis" as well. The idea that perhaps we've been sharing the planet with another intelligent species all along, either one that originated here long before we did or came here eons ago. All those strange underwater ufo sightings over the years, not to mention the watery origin of a number of deities who were humanity's teachers--might we worthwhile to re-examine some of that material in light of what's going on now. Maybe Jung's "Aion" as well?

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    1. Those are all excellent questions, David. I'd say it's an all of the above proposition. I've always thought the only way you can approach this material is holistically.

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    2. Of note 11/11/17 SNL had a skit involving human-dolphin sexual interaction.

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  49. PG on the mic again:
    "Everyone being hostile towards each other" is the natural order of things. In so much as: Humans are not meant to cohabit because governance, in all its forms [I could include an aside here about "wasteful over-consumption"], is against nature.
    We all knew that as primary/middle-school-age children - having our very personalities stifled through being forced to (a) attend mostly-worthless schooling (time-theft and personality-subjugation on a colossal scale), (b) still live amongst, and be disenfranchised by, our "nuclear [choice word] families". It was wrong then, and a hundred times more abusive when we became adolescents. Even though you hypocritically / abusively refer to a sixteen-year-old as a "boy" [not a man entitled to minimum-wage labour and a dwelling of his own], behind all that psychopathic religious pissfart you emit, you know I am speaking simple self-evident truths, just as all humans know.
    Yes all humans. Do you think that commenter above doesn't know that there was no Great Flood (not when the human race exixted, anyway) - and isn't just exploiting Biblically-preserved superstition as a method of exerting tyranny (in conjucntion with our so-called civil rights laws which not only legitimize but elevate psychopathy-in-the-guise-of-"faith")?

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  50. Hey Chris, great work, as always,....so did you notice that the crop job on your first pic ( Ms.Siren Bucks ) kinda makes it look like that six+ million dollar piece of shit pseudo-art "The Scream", no?? ...except the mouth ain't right...its more of a smirk..kinda nasty...!that's it, shes making fun of people screaming....
    Guitardave out.

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    1. Heh, didn't see it that way but the hair is interesting.

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    2. The scream obscured by the mask altered to pass as human?

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  51. Uh oh, these creatures look aquatic.

    https://youtu.be/ausiAS9ptW4

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  52. I used to come to this blog because it was the antithesis to, say, Project Avalon. Then you got angry, Chris. Angry and bitter. Your post are increasingly exclusionary and seem to revel in lashing out at people who “don’t get it.” You spend a lot of time trying to point out how you’re NOT this or NOT that. And the sycophantic fans aren’t helping things. What happened? I hope you reconcile whatever it is.

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    1. What happened? I'm pretty sure I've been killing myself here trying to methodically detail exactly what happened.

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    2. Dont worry, this is very common today. We are supposed to "be cool" with everything that is happening, never to feel indignation or voice any passionate opinion. Today "losing your cool" is the worse cultural sin. So most people are willing to accept any and all assaults on dignity in order to remain cool. Never underestimate the extent of the mind control the masses are subjected to. So the most important to say now is "I am cool with that". If anyone refuses to stay cool it gets on their nerves. Conformity rules.

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    3. Perhaps.

      But there's a difference between voicing a passionate opinion and giving in to hysterical paranoia. The coolness-at-all-costs thing you're talking about is real, but at the same time there's an awful lot of screaming indignation across the board on the web, social media,
      etc (both real and forced, or maybe more accurately a lot of it is forced into being). And there's a difference between "coolness" as a shallow pseudo-ironic pose and keeping one's cool, trying to maintain some serenity and sense of proportion in the midst of "passionate" hysterics and monomaniacs.

      That Yeats line comes to mind.

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    4. "synchophantic fans"

      You know, the ones who like to think for themselves and relish nonconformity.

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  53. In doublespeak, work makes you free, ideology is fact and so on. But "uncool is cool" is definitely not cool.

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  54. You seem to have really hit a raw nerve with the last few posts. Maybe its that the subject matter is getting increasingly dark, or maybe its that its hard to stay totally detached from such subject matter. Some of the complaints Ive read here arent even reacting to you. Theyre reacting to what they are societally programmed to think you are saying, emotionally reacting to preserve groupthink identity. Dont water anything down though - not that I think you would. I want to hear your thoughts on these subjects without a filter for people that need trigger warnings.

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  55. The “raw nerve” being hit is one of despair at a formerly incisive blog descending into sadly typical “connect-the-dots” mush-brained hysteria. But perhaps I shouldn’t be so harsh. After all the last few years have been enough to break almost anyone’s brain, regardless of where one lies on the political or ideological spectrum. We’re all swimming in the dark towards the Siren’s embrace.

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  56. Just watched "Shape of Water" yesterday and boy is it a smorgasbord!! No shortage of fascinating correlations, and I'm curious what you'll find that I missed.

    Some (non-spoiler-y) observations:
    - In the opening scene, Eliza (the protagonist) tears off a page of her tear-off calendar from the 17th to the 18th (or, '17 to '18)
    - There's a factory fire in the opening scene that never gets discussed again, which seems timely with the California fires
    - The secondary protagonist being a graphic artist, there's overt mention of color campaigns, and the future is green. (So is the whole movie.)
    - A subtle motif throughout the film is "the future is now"
    - There's a LOT of mention of the space race
    - Like the Centurion at the Crucifixion, there is a confession of faith in the fish-man by the end

    ...and so much more...

    As a film, I don't think it needs to be watched in the theater, but I'd love to get your thoughts as soon as possible.

    Be well in everything

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  57. Hi, Chris. My family saw the "Shape of Water" in the comfort of our living room. I am no prude, but it was sort of cringey watching certain parts with teenaged relatives.

    I enjoy Del Toro, but I did not find it to merit such rapturous hype. The Devil's Backbone, for example, is so much more deserving. The Shape of Water felt like heavy handed indoctrination.

    You're a xenophobe if you don't support cross species mixing. Hmm. Sounds like the "Straight men who refuse to date transwomen are transphobes" fracas that emerged a few months back.

    Having sailed past cinematic trope to tired cliche, the Christian family man in the movie(is a hate-filled, white man, using the Bible to justify his oppression of all those with differences in the film). And, of course, a rag-tag band of those on society's fringes are the heroes after they throw off the complacency of victimhood.

    All of the actors were exceptional, but I felt they were unfairly imprisoned in a propaganda poster.

    Following, as it is, on the heels of the December disclosure about the DOD's UFO investigation, the program chief talking about his certainty regarding the non-human origins of these phenomena, the military pilots describing their interactions(and a more recent story where pilot Fravor reasserted his claims and scolded the media, etc. For not taking this seriously) it looks like the Vegans will be on our doorstep sooner rather than later, and the overwhelming narrative is: "love is blind, even if there are tentacles involved."

    This cross species narrative, whether it is Nuada (Hellboy 2)(Del Toro again) or Thranduil (Lord of the Rings) blatantly disregards the warnings that run throughout our lore, all the way back to Genesis and Enoch 1. The mates of gods in Greek and Roman mythology rarely come out on top.

    I just heard Geordie Rose of D:Wave and Kindred likening AI to the impersonal gods of H.P. Lovecraft, and I believe that is what we will see with our extra-dimensional biologic suitors.

    I admit to falling prey to the decades of programming. I keep looking for a nice single guy like David Bowie in Labyrinth, but my common sense tells me - if it looks too good to be true, run like hell.

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