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14 April 2014

Visible is moving home April 15th 2014.

At the same time, all his blogs - including this one, will be relocating, too; this means that soon this page will disappear - as will all other pages on Vis' sites. The move (the blogs' move that is, not lord Visible's) is expected to take somewhere between 3 and 8 Earth days so should complete some time between 18 and 25 April 2014.

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Please also be aware that although all the existing blogs' content will remain accessible, many image links and other bits and pieces may look a bit tatty for the duration of the move (not that anyone visits Vis blogs for pretty pictures anyway, but it's just polite to let you know)



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Friday, April 29, 2005

Welcome to the Cast of Meet the Feebles

Well Hello! And Boy Howdy; it just gets better and better, or worse, depending on your point of view.

As I’ve pointed out, male prostitute Gannon has spent many a sleepover at the White House. We don’t know the actual truth, but the implications of circumstantial evidence, the mass media blackout and the Secret Service’s, “Well… uh… we don’t know nuthin.” All serve to show that Lewinsky’s morphed into something seedier than the original, into something typically Republican and like a deranged Jack in the Box is thumping at the lid. Now it’s just a matter of ‘who’ he’s been having sex with. Can you imagine? Well you don't have to imagine. It's there in black and white. A sex worker has been spending the night, many nights, at the White House. He's been doing it with press credentials awarded to him by the White House. I don't even need to start working the connections between this Paris Hilton of journalism and a former pedophile scandal in the Reagan/Bush White house; others are doing that. A small amount of easy searching will bring you more than you can possibly read on the matter.

All sorts of other astounding phenomena are buzzing like flies around a dead body in hot sunlight. This is no dead skunk in the middle of the road; this is an army of dead skunks. Let us hope one and all that they are not vampire skunks soon to rise into an insufferably fetid army of the undead.

I’m going to post an article by Christopher Bollyn of the American Free Press which I think speaks volumes, even though, there is about a hundred times this much information readily available. Still, this is succinct and intriguing. I expect it offers a hotel buffet of poisonous food for thought. You be the judge.

MOSSAD: The Israeli Connection to 9/11
April 8, 2005, by Christopher Bollyn, American Free Press

U.S. investigators and the controlled media have ignored a preponderance of evidence pointing to Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad, being involved in the terror attacks of 9/11.

From the very morning aircraft smashed into the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon, news reports have indicated Israeli intelligence being involved in the events of 9/11 - and the planting of "false flags" to blame Arab terrorists and mold public opinion to support the pre-planned "war on terror."

Shortly after the destruction of the twin towers, radio news reports described five "Middle Eastern men" being arrested in New Jersey after having been seen videotaping and celebrating the explosive "collapses" of the WTC.

These men, from a phony moving company in Weehawken, N.J., turned out to be agents of Israeli military intelligence, Mossad. Furthermore, their "moving van" tested positive for explosives.

Dominic Suter, the Israeli owner of Urban Moving Systems, the phony "moving company," fled in haste, or was allowed to escape, to Israel before FBI agents could interrogate him. The Israeli agents were later returned to Israel on minor visa violations.

The Assistant Attorney General in charge of criminal investigations at the time was Michael Chertoff, the current head of the Dept. of Homeland Security. Chertoff, the son of the first hostess of Israel's national air carrier, El Al, is thought to be an Israeli national.

One of the Israeli agents later told Israeli radio that they had been sent to document the event" - the event which took the lives of some 3,000 Americans.

Despite the fact that the Israelis arrested in New Jersey evidently had
prior knowledge or were involved in the planning of 9/11, the U.S. mainstream media has never even broached the question of Israeli complicity in the attacks.

ISRAELIS FOREWARNED
On September 12, 2001, the Internet edition of The Jerusalem Post reported, "The Israeli foreign ministry has collected the names of 4,000 Israelis believed to have been in the areas of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon at the time of the attack."

Yet only one Israeli was killed at the WTC and two were reportedly killed on the "hijacked" aircraft.

Although a total of three Israeli lives were reportedly lost on 9/11, speechwriters for President George W. Bush grossly inflated the number of Israeli dead to 130 in the president's address to a joint session of Congress on September 20, 2001.

The fact that only one Israeli died at the WTC, while 4,000 Israelis were thought to have been at the scene of the attacks on 9/11 naturally led to a widespread rumor, blamed on Arabic sources, that Israelis had been forewarned to stay away that day.

"Whether this story was the origin of the rumor," Bret Stephens, the Post's editor-in-chief wrote in 2003, "I cannot say. What I can say is that there was no mistake in our reporting."

ODIGO INSTANT MESSAGES
Evidence that Israelis had been forewarned several hours before the attacks surfaced at an Israeli instant messaging service, known as Odigo. This story, clear evidence of Israeli prior knowledge, was reported only briefly in the U.S. media - and quickly forgotten.

At least two Israel-based employees of Odigo received warnings of an imminent attack in New York City more than two hours before the first plane hit the WTC.

Odigo had its U.S. headquarters two blocks from the WTC. The Odigo employees, however, did not pass the warning on to the authorities in New York City, a move that could have saved thousands of lives.

Odigo has a feature called People Finder that allows users to seek out and contact others based on certain demographics, such as Israeli nationality.

Two weeks after 9/11, Alex Diamandis, Odigo's vice president, reportedly said, "It was possible that the attack warning was broadcast to other Odigo members, but the company has not received reports of other recipients of the message."

The Internet address of the sender was given to the FBI, and two months later it was reported that the FBI was still investigating the matter. There have been no media reports since.

Odigo, like many Israeli software companies, is based and has its Research and Development (R&D) center in Herzliya, Israel, the small town north of Tel Aviv, which happens to be where Mossad's headquarters are located.

Shortly after 9/11, Odigo was taken over by Comverse Technology, another Israeli company. Within a year, five executives from Comverse were reported to have profited by more than $267 million from "insider trading."

Through Israeli "venture capital" (VC) investment funds, Mossad spawns and sponsors scores of software companies currently doing business in the United States. These Israel-based companies are sponsored by Mossad funding sources such as Cedar Fund, Stage One Ventures, Veritas Venture Partners, and others.

As one might expect, the portfolios of these Mossad-linked funding companies contain only Israeli-based companies, such as Odigo.

Reading through the strikingly similar websites of these Israeli "VC" funds and their portfolio companies, one can't help but notice that the key "team" players share a common profile and are often former members of "Israel's Intelligence Corps" and veterans of the R&D Department of the Israel Air Force or another branch of the military. Most are graduates of Israel's "Technion" school in Haifa, Mossad's Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, or a military program for software development.

The IDC, a private, non-profit university, is closely tied to the Mossad. The IDC has a "research institute" headed by Shabtai Shavit, former head of the Mossad from 1989 to 1996, called the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

The IDC also has a "Marc Rich Center for the Study of Commodities, Trading and Financial Markets" and a "Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy."

The cosmetics magnate Ronald S. Lauder, who is a supporter of Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his far-right Likud Party, founded the Lauder school.

Lauder, president of the Jewish National Fund and former chairman of New York Governor George Pataki's Commission on Privatization, is the key individual who pushed the privatization of the WTC and former Stewart AFB, where the flight paths of the two planes that hit the twin towers oddly converged.

Ronald Lauder played a significant, albeit unreported, role in the preparation for 9/11.

Pataki's wife, Libby, has been on Lauder's payroll since at least 2002 and reportedly earned $100,000 as a consultant in 2004.
According to The Village Voice, between 1994 and 1998, Gov. Pataki earned some $70,000 for speaking to groups affiliated with Lauder.

THE PTECH CUTOUT
Ptech, a mysterious software company has been tied with the events of 9/11. The Quincy, Massachusetts-based company was supposedly connected to "the Muslim Brotherhood" and Arab financiers of terrorism.

The firm's suspected links with terrorism resulted in a consensual examination by the FBI in December 2002, which was immediately leaked to the media. The media reports of the FBI "raid" on Ptech soon led to the demise of the company.

Ptech "produced software that derived from PROMIS, had an artificial intelligence core, and was installed on virtually every computer system of the U.S. government and its military agencies on September 11, 2001," according to Michael Ruppert's From the Wilderness (FTW) website.

"This included the White House, Treasury Dept. (Secret Service), Air Force, FAA, CIA, FBI, both houses of Congress, Navy, Dept. of Energy, IRS, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, Enron and more," FTW reported.

"Whoever plotted 9/11 definitely viewed the FAA as the enemy that morning. Overriding FAA systems would be the most effective way to ensure the attacks were successful," FTW reported. "To do this, the FAA needed an evolution of PROMIS software installed on their systems and Ptech was just that; the White House and Secret Service had the same software on their systems - likely a superior modified version capable of 'surveillance and intervention' systems."

But did the U.S. government unwittingly load software capable of "surveillance and intervention" operations and produced by a company linked to terrorism onto its most sensitive computer networks, or was Ptech simply a Mossad "cutout" company?

Oussama Ziade, a Lebanese Muslim immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1985, founded Ptech in 1994. But the company's original manager of marketing and information systems was Michael S. Goff, whose PR firm, Goff Communications, currently represents Guardium, a Mossad-linked software company.

And Goff comes from a well-to-do line of Jewish Masons who have belonged to Worcester's Commonwealth Lodge 600 of B'nai Brith for decades. So, why would a recently graduated Juris Doctor in Law leave a promising law career to join forces with a Lebanese Muslim's upstart company sponsored with dodgy funders in Saudi Arabia?

"As information systems manager [for Ptech], Michael handled design, deployment and management of its Windows and Macintosh, data, and voice networks," Goff's website says. "Michael also performed employee training and handled all procurement for software, systems and peripherals."

AFP asked Goff, who left the Worcester law firm of Seder & Chandler in 1994, how he wound up working at Ptech. "Through a temp agency," Goff said. Asked for the name of the agency, Goff said he could not remember.

Could it be Mossad Temps, or maybe Sayan Placement Agency?

Goff, the original marketing manager for Ptech software, said he did not know who had written the code that Ptech sold to many government agencies. Is this believable?

Goff leaves a legal practice in his home town to take a job, through a temp agency, with a Lebanese Muslim immigrant who is selling software, and he doesn't know who even wrote the code?

AFP contacted the government agencies that reportedly have Ptech software on their computers, and IBM, to ask if they could identify who had written the source code of the Ptech software.

By press time, only Lt. Commander Ron Steiner of the U.S. Navy's Naval Network Warfare Command had responded. Steiner said he had checked with an analyst and been told that none of the Ptech software has been approved for the Navy's enterprise networks.

Hmmm. Well golly, gee wiz. As I’ve said, there’s hundreds of times this much information. What do you think of people who connect the dots, especially when there are enough dots to make a full painted portrait, and who then say, “No, what I am seeing, what you are showing me, is not there. It’s a lie.” It’s like that old saw, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?”

Visible and The Critical List: La Vierge Sperme Danceur by Les Visible and The Critical List♫ Outrageous ♫
'Outrageous' is track no. 6 of 8 on Visible and The Critical List's 1987 album
'La Vierge Sperme Danceur'


La Vierge Sperme Danceur by Les Visible and The Critical List

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Rove's Boyfriend in the (White) House!

Rove's Boyfriend

Well, just like the Lewinsky scandal this one heats up by the day. Of course it's always possible that this is George's boyfriend, or maybe he and Karl are sharing him, but it looks like Rove- who used to haunt Georgetown gay bars and later went on to participation in group endeavors at five star hotels.

Checks into the White House but doesn't check out... hmmmm. Doesn't check in but then later checks out... double hmmmm. Was a gay male escort who suddenly turned into a privileged journalist with unheard of cachet in this post 9/11 world... hmmmm. And the Secret Service doesn't know anything about it.... hmmm, hmmm, I'm humming a few bars.

Well, I fear this will come out. These people are hated with an intensity not seen since Nixon's Darth Vader days. I can just hear the fundies now. I can hear the fundies spining the news and making it alright somehow. This should really be fun. When will these people ever learn?

Visible and The Critical List: La Vierge Sperme Danceur by Les Visible and The Critical List♫ The Virgin Sperm Dancer ♫
'The Virgin Sperm Dancer' is track no. 5 of 8 on Visible and The Critical List's 1987 album
'La Vierge Sperme Danceur'


La Vierge Sperme Danceur by Les Visible and The Critical List

Monday, April 25, 2005

How Far is too Far?

Every year people probably say to themselves that it's going to get better, we'll have a new president, people will become sane but hey, that's not going to happen. You've got two crazy sides that aren't going to quit. Presently running the show are the luddite, reptile mind, contingent who want to legislate morality and maximize profit by maintaining the public in a state of suspense and fear, where, at each turn, Daddy Government is to be trusted to do the right thing.

Daddy Government doesn't actually give a shit about you. You're cannon fodder and treadmill runners. You're dumber than the man leading you and you get what you deserve. Most of you are obese spectacles of neglect who need to be understood, nurtured and helped through their 'issues'. As long as you don't have sex outside the lines you can turn into Jello Mountain and watch TV non stop; even have one put in your coffin when the forklift sets you down. It helps if you call out to Jesus; Jesus the bleeding cadaver from the cross who hates all evil doers and members of other religions and who is mighty, mighty strict about everything. This Jesus looks more like Rasputin to me but what do I know?

On the other side are a collection of smaller groups who may or may not be sane. They're generally not as nuts as the other guys. But where the other guys have a frozen moral compass stuck at 1646 AD, these guys have one that just spins and stops, well, wherever. If three successive election thefts hadn't delivered the White House and The Congress to the 'turtle on the fencepost' the specter of gay marriage would have. Gay marriage is a delusion that only comes up in the minds of the people who never took acid but collected issues of the Berkeley Barb. I don't know any self respecting gay who believes in it. It's for the lets dress up and pretend contingent that lives in a Brady Bunch loop. No civilization will tolerate it. Of course depravity awaits both groups because the sex force is real and will not be denied. Only the most subtle minds understand sublimation.

One group wants no freedom, under the guise of providing it and one group wants all freedom without understanding is isn't license. One group is content to be lead by fear and suspicion and gratefully gives their children to die in wars designed for corporate profiteering. The other group knows this is wrong, knows that the government was behind 9/11 and can often see clearly for moments at a time until they are seduced by a different version of the controlling mind that already controls the others.

The one group trusts the government; lying weasels that they are. They trust that they'll be okay if they are honest and go to church and don't screw around. Then they can feed like pigs and watch TV every free moment, like I said. God help them when they hit the hospitals where medicine is designed around allopathic precepts and the agendas of the medical supply and pharmaceutical industries; orchestrated by lawyers and insurance companies; where everything hurts and it just goes on and on and they won't let you die. Maybe you shouldn't have had that 3 liter take out Coke after the Super Burger platter. I'd recommend the Coke they sell South of the Border, that still has Cocaine in it.

The one side takes everything on faith and the other flirts with moral relativism. The one side wants their children to be drug free and fit enough to die in the governments service so that they can righteously mourn and feel proud of their proxy sacrifice. The other side often doesn't believe in God and they're right. the God that they don't believe in doesn't exist. Neither does the other one. God's not a projection of your image of him. It works the other way but that's apparently not working either. I don't guess that God is a barge of flesh groping through the Garden of Earthly Delights. Yeah, it's hard, all these full color brochures of things to enjoy and consume. It's why civilization always fails. Our personal development never matches our technical capacities. We just don't grow up.

How did you wind up here? How did you allow a craven moron and his controllers to lasso you into this shit? How is it that you don't see? Well, it won't happen tomorrow, I don't think and maybe not next week or next month but... strange times are coming. The wrong people have control of world events and you know what that means, that means the wrong, or most undesired things are going to happen.

Of course there is help to be had but you have to know where to look. Neither of these groups has a clue. And the unknown beckons. Personally I went sailing into the unknown like it was the lights of my home town on the horizon and I've got to tell you, it's a lot scarier here than it is there. Of course, you have to have the gene that allows you to see all sorts of apparitions and manifestations as normal. I suppose I was lucky in that the Hell I was escaping from was always worse than any temporary difficulty I found in the unknown.

The thing is, at this time, that the best thing is to retreat within; find a safe harbor, a quiet zone and let the shadows pass. Your elder friends have been through all of this before and they will assist you. So it goes, generations come and go and you, within your life have these periods of smooth sailing; you could forget all about what's on the approach. The wiser party makes preparation well in advance of circumstance. They're not fooled by liars and con artists. They're not hungry for personal increase. They know the sanest thing is to cut down on their own cravings. Hunger will do you in. It's good to be hungry for the right thing. You never know how long you'll have to wait but it's worth it in the end.

I had written something so much better and lost it at the flick of a finger. Of course I hadn't taken my usual precautions. Somehow it all seems like a metaphor for something. Our words and deeds, all that we have worked for can and does disappear just like that (fingers snapping). I always think about those suckers that go to Las Vegas. Las Vegas, home of the high rollers and the entertainment royalty. Home of lobbyists and scammers from the far corners of the world that has no corners. I think about everyone who went there with a dream, with hope high and got drunk and lost everything they had. Las Vegas is sort of like the American Dream. It's legal, it's hyped, it's real, or sort of. It's like Disneyland for adults complete with all the dark gangster nightmares that make life so exciting when you imagine you're walking on the wild side.

The only difference between the two groups is in how they interpret the scenery. Neither one of them are right. It's just the way it looks at the time. Of course, manipulating the scenery before you interpret it is an altogether different thing. You've got to ask yourself, "how far is too far?" How far can you push the thing before it turns on you and eats you? How radical do you want to get? The coming turn of the age is faced off against the luddites and the coming age will win but it won't be a bloodless battle. A new age is coming and it will rise up within all the old place settings. There isn't anything anyone can do to change this. You can't hold back the clock of circumstance. So like I said, when times of peril appear, find yourself a quiet location to wait out the storm. You'll be leaving eventually anyway, but all things in good time.

Monday, April 18, 2005

The Dirty Dogs and the Tasty Vomit.

Yes, I’ve been remiss in my contributions here but...reader pressure, combined with something to say, has prevailed upon me to be sitting here when I could be having my nails done for the upcoming steel cage dragon match. Of course, those of us who engage in this highly stylized form of combat really just think of ourselves as a particular version of the Indian Rain Dancer; in other words, we play with the weather in a different mythology than the one Rip Van Winkle got caught up in. People are asleep in both cases however.

A supporter of mine from The Best of The Fray forum sent me some links that he posted over there a couple of days ago and I find them to be most interesting. I’d already heard about these things but I hadn’t run into information as clearly delineated as these links give and so I’m going to share them with you.

Fraud in Action
Nasty, Nasty
A Mother lode of Reading
Just Coincidence and Misapprehension; Move along, nothing to see here


Well, I’ve given you a lot to think about and in the case of the third link, enough reading matter to provide you with a B.A. in something or other; or would that be B.S.?

Listen up; yes, ‘they’ have stolen every American election since 2000. It’s clear and evident. If you can’t see it, if you don’t want to see it, that’s not my problem, that’s your problem.

Yes, quite a few of the people in charge of your country are involved in ongoing sexual mayhem that beggars belief.

Yes, the web of interlinking corruption that is at work; one might say always has been- except not on this scale, is impressive; pity poor Eliot Spitzer of New York as he uncovers within the Berkshire Hathaway mess all sorts of ties to the 9/11 coverup.

And yes, Israel via Mossad is connected to the 9/11 attacks working in concert with forces in London and America. Just to mention this grants automatic anti-Semitic status. That’s the P.R. backlash for telling the truth. No one can read the last link I’ve given and walk away without questions. The more telling truth is that this is just one small piece of evidence- there are hundreds more.

It’s pointless for me to put all this information out here. It’s been put ‘out there’ by numerous sources and bloggers and individuals. The internet is flooded with it. I’m not saying that every piece of evidence is prima facie proof of deeper doings. There are all sorts of ludicrous speculations and outright misinformation designed to discredit the real information.

Al Qaeda is a fantasy constructed to represent a boogeyman for the administration to react against and to smear anyone they choose with a connection to it. On a number of occasions the Israeli’s have been caught behind the construction of phony Al Qaeda cells. That much is fact. It’s 99% certain that Bin Laden is long dead. However, keeping his fate unknown keeps his presence as boogeyman in front of you. Whatever Bin Laden may have been, he wasn’t a coward. He flatly denied any connection to 9/11.

The point of this exercise is not to indict the Israeli people as collective propagators of terror but rather to point out that ‘elements’ within Israeli intelligence are actively engaged in it. That’s clear. This is not to take a Muslim side against a Jewish side. Dark malevolence exists on both sides. This whole exercise is hopefully to provoke you to look deeper. Relative evil is not Jewish or Muslim or Christian or what have you. It’s specific to individuals working collectively for their own gain; both financial and political. Some of them are Israeli, American, English and other. Being as they have the power of the press, which they own, they can label all dissent as representative of tag lines they use to marginalize those who call attention to their chicanery. You can get a daily running commentary from worldwide press at

  • What Really Happened
  • I’m not in sync with the entirety of this sites presentations or philosophy. I’m ‘with’ no one against no one. I am ‘for’ full disclosure period.

    I realize that no disclaimer on my part is of any use in defense against those who will use any available smear to take the focus off of their efforts to enslave humanity and further their own ends. All I ask is that you think about the vast, vast weight of evidence that exists.

    Even in such small ways as putting ‘pissed off Barbie’ demagogue, Ann Coulter on the cover of Time in a flattering portrait of sanity and reason; neither of which she possesses, you can see the intentional agenda-driven forming of mass consciousness at work. This morally bankrupt shill for bad intentions and fascist enterprise has been caught out lying numerous times. Her shrill Macarthyesque rhetoric would be a cartoon in a reasonable age. This is tantamount to presenting Jim Jones as a representative of mainstream Christianity; hmmm, now that I think about it… In any case this fascist whore is being fashioned into a spokesperson for a rudderless public dumbed down to believe anything they are told.

    I’m not in any fear about these thugs because their power exists in one sphere only. My resource exists in all spheres simultaneously. I’m also not in fear about their ever being able to take over the whole world; that possibility doesn’t exist. The Earth is a sacred vessel. I’m just doing my part to point things out. Take it or leave it. Your destiny is woven out of your beliefs. You have the right to enslave yourself. You have the right to sample spun shit and be convinced it tastes like- in fact is- cotton candy.

    I’m not an enemy of Israel. I am not a follower of Islam. I’m here to say there are weeds planted among the flowers and they are screaming that they are not weeds. However, the gardener knows. It is about this gardener that I want to speak. Whenever lies become so pervasive that the truth is almost utterly obscured, nature and veiled angels get called in for a certain amount of police work. Subsequently, terrific upheaval is on the horizon. You can ignore it at your peril. You can’t say you weren’t told.

    It may be that nothing any of us can do will retard or change the dreadful transition needed to bring us collectively more on course with abiding reality. What you can do is take note of your surrounding and make the effort to put yourself outside the action when the crowd turns into a panicking mob. If you’ve never been in a panicking mob, let me say, it’s a real learning experience- if you survive the event. Of course, you can fall off a ladder and kill yourself while you are miles from any of it. That’s something else entirely. Wake the fuck up.

    Visible sings: Bad Dogs and Barbed Wire by Les Visible♫ Bad Dogs and Barbed Wire ♫


    P.S. a major researcher into the 9/11 coverup is going to be on C-Span real soon. I think his name is Hamilton but I'm not sure. I saw the info in passing and didn't think to write it down. You should be able to find it through their schedule. If you get a chance, don't miss it.

    Friday, April 8, 2005

    The Bigger the Sendoff, The Smaller the Reception

    It is taking forever to get The Pope’s effects on their way into the corruptions of the composting earth. With all the hoopla you would be inclined to get the impression that this drag queen accomplished something. Honestly, does it impress you when he wears that great big hat and leans on his jeweled scepter? Can you hear the screaming of the heretics they burned echoing through the vast caverns of the empty wastes of the cathedrals?

    Here’s this fellow seated on the throne of the world’s biggest religion. No doubt he had the capacity to do great things. At the very least he could have honestly confronted the sexual molestations of his pederast priesthood. Nah, no comment. He could have addressed world hunger, sold off or given some portion of all that vast real estate to house the poor they make their money from; being the world’s biggest landlord… Nah. He could have been more plain spoken than the lip service he gave to Bush’s rush to war but most likely that wouldn’t have been diplomatic. Personally, given the choice between being diplomatic and preventing suffering I think I opt for the latter.

    There’s scant mention of the way The Pope marginalized and sent to Catholic Siberia those whose positions didn’t gel with his own conservative viewpoint.

    There was something all so telling in its beautiful irony in the way he would slouch forward in his chair and drool on the paper an inch in front of his face as he read off pointless Luddite dogma to the uncomprehending masses. It was as if God was showing you how little effort he was going to put into this performance.

    For centuries this heavy, heavy, ponderous, draconian organization has butchered and plotted; has repressed and pronounced behavioral codes (that they never followed), has raked in billions in swag, has wiped out entire peoples and cultures, has sat like a fat, glutted pig upon a false throne, dressed in costume regalia and primped like a chimpanzee in an elaborate gown at a Viennese Waltz and… you don’t need me to give you a laundry list, that’s history’s job… all of a sudden though we are led to believe that, “hey that’s all in the past, we be righteous now.” Nah.

    This Pope accomplished dick, nadda. This Pope was okay at kissing the ground in acts of false humility… then again; why was he kissing the ground? Worshipping the raw materials of the material world maybe? He was okay at photo-ops and delivering mind-numbingly boring addresses on how many angels can cross-dress on the head of a pin. He was okay at shaking his head and letting us know how sad he was about all the things he made no effort to prevent or change. He was okay at waving like a Fischer Price doll from the Pope-mobile but… he achieved zip… nothing.

    So, what the Hell, let’s spend about fifty million dollars burying the contemporary embodiment of The Peter Principle. Let’s sing a hundred dreary Latin show tunes and wave a bunch of censors; as if the air weren’t clouded enough already with all the smoke they’ve been blowing up the public’s ass. Let’s get fatuous, one dimensional world leaders to come and sit with faux gravitas as they wish Bon Voyage to The Cheese-Head.

    Tell me it isn’t tough to be a politician. You couldn’t pay me to sit there in that big drafty movie set on those uncomfortable seats while Byzantine sex freaks mutter bad rhetoric over the remains of a cartoon character from Alice in Wonderland. Meanwhile, outside the gates among the great unwashed, thousands twist their hankies and weep over the passing of a trite sound-bite; a religious talking head whose actual persona they never saw; whose persona they did see was a PR manufactured Vanity Fair ad.

    I especially liked seeing the Cardinals in their red bondage outfits with the cute aprons, walking single file, singing with dignity and looking especially holy.

    You know what I think? …The bigger the send off, the smaller the reception. You get a funeral like that; something along the lines of what Kissinger and David Rockefeller will get- only bigger and… the funeral of God’s right hand man on Planet Earth; you factor in what The Pope could have done with what the Pope didn’t get done and I think when he gets to St. Peter at the gates that St. Peter is going to ask him did he get lost or something. I would expect St. Peter to say, “Dude, you got your reward, what do you want here?”

    The Pope and the church are a fraud. They don’t represent God or the intent of God. They’re a museum of offenses against humanity and they continue to be virtuous despite the overwhelming weight of evidence to the contrary. It was only fitting that Cardinal Law; Boston’s Johnny Cochrane for the defense of the Diocese booty bandits of Boston should preside over one of the main masses for The Pope. Johnny we hardly knew ye.

    What a sad, tragic spectacle. What an epic embarrassment of pomp and ceremony with no basis other than repeating a bankrupt tradition of honoring the dishonorable.

    Personally I think they should have picked up the remains with a backhoe and just dumped them in a landfill but... that’s just me. They did do that with Mozart, whom- I expect was the reverse of the equation mentioned in this articles headline.

    Yes, everything is backwards down here. Open your eyes, its right in front of you. You don’t believe it? Maybe you know things Johnny Boy did that I don’t know about? Maybe you can tell me how we’re all better for his having been here? Maybe you can resolve the constant hypocritical comments and acts with the churches inability to police itself? Maybe you can balance out the sanctimony with the utter neglect of the principles the original founder set forth? Nah. You can’t.

    Luckily I don’t watch TV or I’d be less gentle than I am now. I’ve really been awfully restrained in my comments. I’ve understated the whole thing. Maybe I’m just in a charitable mood. For instance, I would piss on him if he were on fire.

    I just thought I’d add my two cents for a counter balance to what I’ve seen here on the internet. No doubt I’m wrong and they’re right. After all, I’ve only got the facts on my side.

    Visible and The Critical List: The Pope of Rock and Roll by Visible and The Critical List♫ The Pope of Rock & Roll Part 2 ♫
    'The Pope of Rock & Roll Part 2' is track no. 6 of 7 on Visible and The Critical List's 1987 album 'The Pope of Rock and Roll'

    The Pope of Rock and Roll by Visible and The Critical List

    Monday, April 4, 2005

    You're all a Pack of Cards.

    I can't get my head around it. It doesn't make any sense to me and that is right in line with most of the phenomena I encounter on this plane; why are the headlines full of vast outpourings of grief and mourning for The Pope? Why was everyone praying for the Pope? Doesn't the Christian religion guarantee entrance into Heaven following the demise of the faithful? Shouldn't every one be celebrating? Are we being sold a bill of goods about the meaning of death once again? Should the Pope have recovered and lived to, what- 86? ...87? ...104? Could The Pope have evaded death? Will you? As it was, he needed a seatbelt to stay in his chair while pitching precariously forward an inch from his paper and slowly reading off any one of his devastatingly slow and ponderous documents about some piece of insufferably boring, comatose making, church doctrine.

    So what is the point of the mourning and what is the point of the prayers? It's quite apparent that either the church is selling a Heaven that is less benign than their main resource text suggests or... they don't know what they are talking about; lacking faith in all they profess. The latter surely is true. As for the former, I myself know otherwise and I'm not Mr. Infallible.

    To an observer who possesses the feature of clear objective reasoning it becomes quite clear that this particular branch of religion is all about milking the fears of an uncertain flock for the benefit of the surface organization.

    We are being told that The Pope when he prayed, "groaned and moaned" while presenting his prayers to his father in Heaven. I guess this makes him extra zealous. I can't help but smile and shake my head. I don't know who these people are representing but it isn't God. Recently a main spokesman for the church said that the spate of molestations and sexual encounters visited upon altar boys and available male youths in the church was not really a big deal because most of them just, "grow out of it." In other words, it's just a rite of passage for the kids. I'm surprised he didn't say they'd just be the better for it one day. "Now shut up kid, this will make you a man."

    The heavy, heavy tread of leaden dogma, clouds of incense, strange men in brocaded robes of the finest cloth amidst goblets and regalia of gold and precious gems bears a strange irony when matched against the words of the master they purport to represent. I remember when I learned that, at the time, The Vatican was the world's biggest landlord. It gives an extra taste of hypocrisy to the milking of the bloody nickels of Third World Hell.

    On the one hand you have outrageous pomp and circumstance bearing no relationship to the message represented; powerful men whose Jesuitical minds are focused on crowd control and profit as if they were rich New Zealand sheepherders. On the other hand you have the government focused on the same result. Both of these bookends of mind and behavioral control are dovetailed toward the same end. Render unto Caesar...

    And the fine rhetoric flows. We are exhorted to lift our eyes to the far light. We are exhorted to live in humility and want; always knowing that the kingdom awaits beyond. Bear the scourges and whips oh my children for this but prepares you for the glory that is to come. Funny thing is that it is actually true, regardless of the designs of those manipulating your every breath and action toward the greater glory of the manifest realm and their position within it.

    I'm going to present a concept here. Hopefully it will clarify a truth that has operated within the sphere of manifest human existence since the beginning. God and The Devil are the same force seen from two different perspectives. You were made higher than the angels (potentially) because whatever you serve you grow into. You can, in fact, become God. Since you could not forever abide within The Devil, which is a false face, what you do, growing in that direction, is make deposits in the bank of suffering that are required to bring you around to clear understanding. You don't have a choice in the matter over the long run. Free will is the freedom to obey or disobey, that's it. The church knows this and works it to their advantage... here.

    Think of The Devil as a fright mask worn by the light. It's designed by a fear based imagination and created in your mind by force of appearances. "Even The Devil is transformed into an angel of light at the given moment, be not deceived." The church has had a real problem with this phrase and has altered it significantly over time, especially recently.

    You my friend are here in a world of false appearances which, to a clear mind, should be evidently false but the sheer power of them works so strongly upon the mind that part of you is forced into belief. Your job is to deny the appearance and transform the world just the way a candle will banish the darkness to the corners of a room. You have placed a ridiculous creature upon the throne and given it a power it only possesses because of your having done so. You have to restore the 'true ruler' to the throne. The collective acquiescense of the world mind in the visible charade is what has formed the things that 'appear' to surround you. Turning on your television you see the lies repeated from a hundred thousand mouths and your head bows in agreement to whatever BS is pumping from the screen.

    It's all designed for a purpose. You can run riot in it. You can drink it deep. You can play endless roles within it upon ever wider stages. None of it is real. It is a cartoon representation of a higher world in a higher place distorted through ever more bent and darkling mirrors the further ones descent proceeds. All the suffering present is designed to spur you to an aspiration for what is true. All the darkness is to awaken a hunger for light. Avatars and teachers descend into it as guides.

    Getting angry with it achieves nothing. Fighting it is like arm wrestling yourself.

    The Pope, the presidents, all of the mouthpieces for products and principles that lie without end are here to further your suffering until your real appetite awakens. They are ridiculous figures. It is the reason that in the back of your mind, in the deep region of your heart, no satisfaction is attendant. "What's puzzlin you is the nature of my game."

    If you laugh at The Devil he will run away. The Devil cannot abide scorn. Nor can we when Pride is our standard.

    Give yourself a break. The outside is outside. The inside is inside. Go inside and ask for help. Keep asking. The one who waits and listens is not impressed with a brief, insincere request for help. Be determined. I assure you that slowly, or more quickly, depending on the intensity given, you will get led out of this mess to a more clear view of what you are engaged in. Then just follow the markers.

    Much of this piece more properly belongs in my other blog but the force of some of the rhetoric places it here. Help is always there when you actively seek it. Otherwise you are in the long crawl of evolutionary change. That doesn't work for me.

    Aleister Crowley, an occultist of some years back- and not someone I am representing as a source of wisdom, nor any sort of a guide to the unwary (I'm not knocking him, he was a bizarre individual who had his moments) once said, "You're all a pack of cards." He was, I believe, referring to Alice in Wonderland. The personalities and circumstances/conditions that surround you are just playing cards; perhaps I should say Tarot cards; though many are not familiar with them. This stuff isn't real. It is possible to see beyond it into another realm. It is possible to go there. This planet is a ghetto. I like to think of myself as upwardly mobile.

    Visible and The Critical List: The Pope of Rock and Roll by Visible and The Critical List♫ The Pope of Rock & Roll Part 1 ♫
    'The Pope of Rock & Roll Part 1' is track no. 1 of 7 on Visible and The Critical List's 1987 album 'The Pope of Rock and Roll'

    The Pope of Rock and Roll by Visible and The Critical List