Please don’t burn reason

So this week something terrible happened in the Kensington district London. On Wednesday, a fire broke out in the Grenfell Tower flat complex, resulting in the deaths of about 30 people and counting, with the final death toll as yet uncertain at the time of this writing, and the destruction of Grenfell Tower, with 76 people missing and feared dead. It is a national tragedy.

And it didn’t take long for the event to politicized. Many people took to protesting the government for its perceived inaction regarding the event, with Prime Minister Theresa May criticized for not visiting the victims. It is worth noting that May did visit the fireman in order to talk with them, presumably in order to try and assess the situation. Jeremy Corbyn meanwhile spent half an hour at a church hugging people, and then used the issue to advocate for the wholesale confiscation of private property in order to house those displaced by the fire.

Worse still, people are seriously trying to proclaim that the Grenfell fire was a crime – either the result of criminal negligence or an act of deliberate corporate malfeasance – without any evidence to suggest this and without an inquiry to produce any evidence of the kind. Labour MP David Lammy was a vociferous cheerleader of such a rush to judgement, advocating that arrests should be made and powerful people should be put in the dock for “corporate manslaughter”, without offering satisfactory evidence of course. Sadiq Khan, a man usually known for his inaction in the face of tragedy, is actually calling for “action and justice” in response to this whole thing. There is actually a movement now titled “”Justice for Grenfell” operating in the vein that this was indeed an act of criminal negligence and corporate malfeasance, and I’m just baffled because I’m not confident that we have any evidence yet that this is the case. Yet here I find people storming the Kensington town hall in what looked like an angry mob, demanding satisfaction, and some people claiming that the government is actively hiding the truth from the people, all without direct evidence. Are we going to start seeing Grenfell truthers soon?

More crucially, are we truly going to be allowed to give into mob mentality like this, rushing to judgement based only on reactionary whims? I know this must be horrible for the people in Kensington, and you can hardly blame them for having an intense emotional reaction to what is, by all accounts, a tragedy. But there is a danger that too little patience is being exercised for the government. It will take time to find all the answers, and a full inquiry will likely be a pretty slow process. In the meantime, there should be focus not just on gathering the facts in a calm and rational manner but also on recovery as people will need to find new homes, preferably in a manner that doesn’t entail full blown socialist confiscation of private property. I sincerely hope we don’t throw our sense of reason into the fire as well.

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A photograph taken of Grenfell Tower at the time of the fire

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Summer Thunder’s response post to my Satanic zeitgeist post.

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This post is in response to my friend Aleph’s excellent piece on his place in “the Satanic zeitgeist”.

There are many kinds of Satanists, and a number of different types of Satanism discernible nowadays, not to mention a near unlimited number of individual variations (given the minimalist individualism of Satanic philosophy), but it is good for us to look at what has grown, and where we find ourselves in it, 50 odd years on from the proper genesis of modern Satanism, courtesy of Anton LaVey. I consider modern Satanism to have antecedents (notably in Crowley’s Thelema from my point of view), but the emergence of a movement consciously self-identified as “Satanist” dates back to LaVey most clearly*. I look upon this as the emergence of a spiritual stream that actually goes deeper and broader than “what it says on the tin” of LaVey’s Church or Bible.

So without further ado…

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King of Mad Hatters – David Shurter

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david_shurter David Shurter – mad hatter and self-proclaimed antichrist.

One of the positive aspects of fighting the Hampstead Satanic Ritual Abuse Hoax is that all those who promote the hoax provide episodes of entertainment better than anything found on television.  The whole army of these hoax promoters fall into the psychopathic, mentally ill and personality defective elements of society, and has provided we who fight them with plenty of opportunity to create satire and funny videos about them.

Since late 2014 the hoax has been an endless soap opera reminiscent of a Mad Hatters Tea Party, and the king Mad Hatter of them all has to be David Shurter, his blog is linked here.

Shurter is a seriously deluded and rabid individual well known to some leading Satanists such as Lucien Greaves and Dr Michael Aquino.  Shurter is a major promoter of Satanic Ritual Abuse fictions, accusing his own family of…

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The myth of the super-soldier versus the reality of the child soldier

An example of some of the great work done on Hoaxstead Research, this post dissects a claim made by Angela-Power Disney, one of the main proponents of the Hampstead SRA hoax, about “super soldiers” and illustrates the ugly truth about child trauma and children being trained as soldiers in the real world.

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One of the themes that Angela Power-Disney has been promoting lately is the idea of so-called “super-soldiers”: children who have been subjected to various “trauma-based mind control” techniques to shape them into the perfect tools of…um, whoever it is that is training them. The state, the Illuminati, aliens: all have been named as the abusers and ultimate beneficiaries of the “super-soldiers'” astonishing abilities.

The idea is that various experiences of abuse and trauma, especially if imposed in very early childhood, will shape the developing child’s mind in such a way that he or she can behave like a remote-controlled robot, doing the abusers’ bidding perfectly and seemingly without understanding that they’re obeying an implanted order.

The super-soldier concept is a popular theme in television and film. For example, in the popular American TV series Dark Angel, Jessica Alba played Max Guevara, a genetically enhanced super-soldier who at the age of…

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Witch on DMT – For Science!

A fascinating article on magick and DMT.

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DMT is an iconic substance; one of the central ingredients of the magical potion ayahuasca, fuel for the entrancing soliloquies of Terence McKenna and the beautiful art of Pablo Amaringo. This powerful psychedelic was also the one that the fabulous Nikki Wyrd was injected with at the winter solstice last year – for science!

Nikki was a participant in an experiment conducted at Imperial College, London. In due course I’m sure she will publish exactly what happened, but she can’t share much at the moment because the experiment is ongoing (and no one wants to mess up the data). Both physiological and psychological information was collected, as subjects had the chance to take this often highly visual psychedelic in a clinical setting. The aim is to understand more about how this substance operates, its potential to help us explore how the brain (and mind) works, and the mechanisms by which it exerts its possible therapeutic effects.

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Does despotism stand a good chance today?

I really recommend watching the 1946 short film “Despotism”, and meditating on its prescience regarding our present political woes.

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So I noticed that a video from 1946 is apparently doing the rounds online again. It seems that it was released as an educational video by Encyclopaedia Britannica, and is notable for how chillingly prescient it was when it comes to America’s transformation from a free society to an authoritarian nightmare. Given that the film was made shortly after the end of World War II, the death of Adolf Hitler, and the fall of Nazi Germany, it’s easy to surmise that the film was made to warn the next generation of the signs of despotism. Assuming that’s the case, I find it tragic that today’s children simply aren’t getting that lesson.

The central premise is that you can measure any community in the world on a sliding scale with democracy on one end, and despotism on another, and that two effective yardsticks for measuring the path to despotism are respect…

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Ab Ki Bar Trump Sarkar

This is actually a topic I had heard about and I can’t believe I never wrote about the subject of Donald Trump’s popularity in India. Regardless, this is a good post on the subject.

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This recent spate of “right wing” victories which includes Brexit, Trump, and the European nationalists is part of the same global phenomenon which produced Modi.

It almost seems too obvious to point out how similar Trump and Modi are but I haven’t seen many people in my circles saying it. Probably because I hang out mostly with Americanized NRI liberals in the Brahmin class (as per Moldbug’s schema, not Chaturvarna). These people love Modi and hate Trump and want to avoid finding the obvious similarities and connections. There are some articles tracing out the connections. Mostly in condemnatory tones. But some sources are saying the exact opposite as well, which is totally ridiculous. So lets go over some of the basics.

Victory of the Edgelords: The first major similarity is their negative public branding, and the material causes for why that sort of branding was possible in the first place…

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