Congressman Thomas Massie Blowing the Whistle On the US GOV Controlled Afghan Opium Monopoly

After recent public statements by Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Olan Thomas from Cut2theTruth reports on speculation surrounding the US Government’s involvement in turning Afghanistan into the all-but-sole supplier of opium on planet Earth since their invasion 16 years ago.

Sources:

http://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSA…

http://www.creativeloafing.com/news/a…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/watch-br…

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2…

http://www.businessinsider.com/opium-…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/afghanis…


By Olan Thomas of Cut2theTruth

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Royal Rape: Woman Files Suit For Being Sold For Sex as a Teen to Royals

Not for the first time in recent decades, and probably not the last, the royals of England are in hot water over a claim filed in a Florida court by an unnamed woman — for now being referred to as Jane Doe, but who some reports speculate as being a 30-year-old woman named Virginia Roberts — accusing elite financier Jeffrey Epstein, 61, of running an underaged sex ring where teen sex slaves were sold to royalty, tycoons, and bigwigs from all over the world.

One of those named in the report is 54-year-old Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who is said to have paid for sex with Doe three times when she was 17 — once in London, once in New York, and once in the Virgin Islands.

“The allegation is contained in a document filed in a Florida court by a woman who claims banker and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein loaned her to rich and powerful friends.” —Mirror U.K.

Epstein was thrown in jail back in 2008 for 18 months for solicitation of prostitution, at which point his Palm Beach mansion was searched and a giant stash of child porn was found on his computer.

According to Doe’s lawyers, Epstein kept an array of cameras hidden in the walls of his mansion, where he would host sex orgies and secretly film powerful people in the most compromising of positions. Prince Andrew is known to have frequented the house often.

While a royal family spokesperson in London stated the accusations are “categorically untrue,” pictures have already surfaced of the prince with Virginia Roberts, who is all but confirmed to be Jane Doe.

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Prince Andrew and 17-year-old Virginia Roberts together in 2001 at a New York party she claims to have been sold to sleep with the royal.

According to a handyman of Epstein’s, who worked at his mansion for 11 years, the prince would often receive “massages” in a private part of the waterfront home, sometimes daily.

This latest claim against Epstein comes after 3 other women have filed lawsuits against prosecutors for signing a plea bargain with Epstein in regards to his 18 month prison sentence. They say the prosecutors signed the plea agreement for a lesser charge — he was facing 15 years — without their consent or knowledge.

“The four women allege their rights under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act were violated because the U.S. ‘government secretly negotiated a non-prosecution agreement’ with Epstein…the women contend…Epstein used ‘powerful political and social connections to secure a favorable plea deal.'” —CNN.

Also named as a customer Jane Doe was forced to have sex with as a teen was Alan Dershowitz, a noted political commentator, lawyer, and Harvard professor. He has denied the claim and stated this girl is only after money. In fact, he asked her to repeat her claims in a public statement so he can sue her for defamation.

Doe has since said in a statement made through her legal team that “I’m looking forward to vindicating my rights as an innocent victim and pursuing all available recourse. It appears that I am now being unjustly victimized again.”

The William Combs Conspiracy

While there is an extensive list of claims into the royals of England being involved in child torture, abduction, murder, and molestation, none come close to the claim made by 3 students who attended one of Canada’s notorious residential schools for Native children in Kamloops, BC in the mid-sixties.

These schools, run by the Catholic Church in conjunction with the Canadian government, as many are aware, have been subject to many lawsuits over the torture children were forced to suffer for years at the hands of maniacs who sexually molested them, electroshocked them, starved them, and in at least a few cases in Montreal in the late 50’s / early 60’s, tested mind control on them through similarly horrifying methods.

William Combes was the sole survivor of the three — until very recently — who testified that in September of 1964, the Queen and her husband Philip visited the Catholic-run school, leaving with 10 students that were never to be seen again.

According to Combes:

“In October, 1964 when I was 12 years old, I was an inmate at the Kamloops school and we were visited by the Queen of England and Prince Philip. I remember it was strange because they came by themselves, no big fanfare or nothing. But I recognized them and the school principal told us it was the Queen and we all got given new clothes and good food for the first time in months the day before she arrived.

The day the Queen got to the school, I was part of a group of kids that went on a picnic with her and her husband and some of the priests, down to a meadow near Dead Man’s Creek. I remember it was weird because we all had to bend down and kiss her foot, a white laced boot.

After awhile, I saw the Queen leave the picnic with ten children from the school, and those kids never returned. We never heard anything more about them and never met them again even when we were older. They were all from around there but they all vanished.” —International Tribunal Into Crimes of Church and State.

In February 2011, Combes died suddenly in hospital after receiving tests a few weeks earlier, right before he was scheduled to appear as a witness at the opening session of the International Tribunal Into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) in London. He is one of 5 ITCCS members to have died of mysterious causes within the past few years.

It’s quite a claim, yes, but one thing is for sure, the Queen was documented as being in Quebec on October 5th, 1964, so she was in the country right around the time Combes places her in it. If he were to have researched this fact to lie about, why choose September and not October?

Kevin Annet, a reverend who spoke with Combs and helped arrange the London conference in 2011 for the ITCCS, believes Combes was murdered to be silenced. As it happens, around the time he was murdered, Annet was returning to London from the Netherlands. He was jailed, fingerprinted, and deported before he could make it home.

Annet commented, “Nothing will halt our campaign for the murdered and tortured children. This only shows how scared these villains are of exposure.”

Editors thoughts:

Now, personally I think extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and claiming the Queen personally kidnapped 10 kids is going to take some pretty incredible evidence. It may be the wildest claim ever. Why would the Queen personally take part in something like that, even if she is a kid killing psychopath? She could have anyone do her dirty work and bring her kids on a silver platter while she has her ass wiped by the Groom of the Stool — look what that is up on Google. To me, putting herself in such a compromising position doesn’t make sense. But you know what also doesn’t make sense to me? Taking part in child prostitution rings, like Prince Andrew, Jeff Epstein, Michael Aquino, Lawrence King, and the rest of the government officials recently caught with millions of child pronography files on their computers, so the thought process of these people may not be something I, and you as well, can comprehend. While Combes’ story is about as out there as it gets, stories like the Duke’s do nothing but add credibility to the conspiracy that these elites are sicker than we can imagine.


By Olan Thomas of CUT2THETRUTH.com.

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Controversial Beginnings: Cut2TheTruth’s Top Stories of 2014

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Dear readers,

This project started only in June of this year, and since then I can’t say how much I appreciate the readers that have helped spread Cut2TheTruth’s name and information. In six short months we’ve published over 100 articles and have gone from averaging 60 readers a day to many thousand a day; now we’re at the point where we are being read at every second of every day somewhere in the world, having reached every country on the planet minus less than 10 of the 196 the earth holds. I must give extra special thanks to those who choose to share the articles they like as they are the ones who are responsible for our early and exponentially growing success.

If we’ve proven anything here, it’s that the mainstream media is a tightly owned, corporately run, propaganda machine. There is no reason that they should be trusted. The most important stories they show the public are lies. We have proven this time and time again. 

Why would they lie? One must understand big business and its connections to government — which is made of businessmen serving corporate interests, not the people’s — to truly comprehend the reason. The news media in the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and most of Europe is owned by a small handful of elitists whose workers walk in and out of the revolving doors of those governments. These are the people who make up the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and a host of other think tanks. They are the corporate media and they only report stories that steer public opinion in certain ways for corporations, which our governments have become. It’s a web of teamwork to keep the consumers hungry to throw their money away on unhealthy, needless junk while the ruling class collects it; a giant scheme of backdoor handshakes to keep the top of the pile forever on top. In a word, it’s called “synergy.”

With the internet finding a place in every person’s pocket nowadays, the information war is at all new heights. We now have the power to search and find information on anything we want, which means we can find alternatives to the stories being sung by the corporate news. Because of this, many have seen the ugly truth behind the lies on the headlines — no doubts involved.

There’s a harsh effort in effect to censor these alternative forms of information, and it’s possible this outlet won’t always be available to us, but for now we still have a voice and a means to research anything we want in depth. This changes the dynamic from the rulers remaining rulers because the masses are ignorant, to the rulers remaining the rulers because the masses are complying. The numbers of our readers is proof more and more people are waking up to the reality they survive in — not thrive in — and it’s up to us to spread the information further, until none comply with their own slavery. While we don’t have the money, we do, on the other hand, have the numbers on our side, and that’s where the power really lies. We are the many; they are the few.

Happy New Year to all! Here’s to hoping 2015 is our year!

-Olan Thomas 


STEPHEN HARPER: ABOLISHING THE CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

Our biggest article to date. For days after its publishing back in late October, this article examining Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet’s attempts to pass bills — anti-terrorism and internet regulations — which infringe on Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms was shared so many times it was trending on Facebook, which drew in over 6,800 readers an hour for many days straight. It must have been a touchy issue to many who came across it as they chose to comment underneath, in agreement or totally opposed, starting a veritable chat room at the bottom of the short piece.


JAMES FOLEY ISIS EXECUTION TAPE: FAKE??

As the mainstream media exploded with stories of ISIS and the beheading of James Foley, an apparent American journalist in the Middle East, we had already posted a video to Youtube showing the beheading as an obvious hoax, seeing it on social media before the corporate news could get their story straight, or, as usual, confirm their sources in any way. Youtube pulled the video and we had to post another, but this article shows the frames in picture view that we removed from the original before reposting it. This article is still being shared like crazy and seeing many views a day, and with your help we hope to keep it that way to expose the fraud that is the war in the Middle East — the one we in the west financially and physically support. 


SENATOR DAVID NORRIS ON THE GENOCIDE IN PALESTINE: “IT IS TIME PEOPLE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT IS BEING SAID IN ISRAEL!” — AMAZING SPEECH!!!

Published during the height if the Israeli bombing campaign of Palestine in early August, when children were being killed in the thousands in their schools, hospitals, and homes, Cut2TheTruth documented Irish Senator David Norris as he delivered an impassioned speech of the cruelty and barbaric tactics of Israel’s government and military — something the rest of the world, including his own government, refused and still refuses to do in fear of being labelled “anti-semitic,” when nothing could be further from the truth.


ANOTHER FAKE ISIS BEHEADING: DAVID CAMERON PLEDGES WAR FOR “AS LONG AS IT TAKES”

We mainly have other bloggers to thank for the number of views this article maintains. This lengthy piece has been reblogged all over the world in several different languages — and continues to be. This is probably because of the screen shots of over 10 mainstream media sources who reported the James Foley execution ISIS tape was a fraud — headlines forgotten and dropped quickly for some reason. Either way, the photo evidence is kept in this article, along with videos and a piece on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempt at furthering the ISIS propaganda.


STILL BELIEVE THE ISIS BEHEADINGS ARE REAL: WATCH THIS

Sticking with the ISIS beheading theme, this was a feature of a video from Red Pill Revolution‘s channel back at the start of October. The video shows how the beheading tapes were faked and believed so easily.


TRUTH BEHIND RELIGION SERIES EP. 2: INSIDE THE CHURCH OF SATAN (INTERVIEW WITH MAGUS PETER H. GILMORE)

The most popular episode of Cut2TheTruth’s the Truth Behind Religion Series, Olan Thomas’s in depth interview with the articulate High Priest of the Church of Satan, Magus Peter H. Gilmore, where the rumours are put to rest and the truth is told in reference to ritual killings, magic spells, and the real belief system of Satanists.


FINANCIAL MURDER CONSPIRACY: 48 DEAD BANK EXECUTIVES THIS YEAR (LIST)

A much more recent article that caught fire as soon as it was published. In this piece we cover — by documenting headlines from around the world — the conspiracy of dead bankers in 2014, an ongoing drama we covered many times throughout the year. By the time we published this one, 48 big wigs — most from JPMorgan — had been murdered around the world, but their deaths were deemed suicides.


OTTAWA FALSE FLAG: PIECES TO THE PUZZLE

After the Parliament shootings in Canada in late October, Cut2TheTruth put out this piece exposing the harsh inconsistencies reported by the corporate news of Canada, completely providing the case against the mainstream narrative of the attacks, while clearly showing the CBC to be a crown controlled propaganda machine.


WORLD WAR III: US HOUSE PASSES RESOLUTION 758 AGAINST RUSSIA

Just published this month, this article on the United States House passing a bill that gives the president the authority to wage war on Russia, without the permission of the rest of the government, was reblogged all over the world and continues to to be viewed many times a day.


LIBERIAN OBSERVER: MAN ARRESTED FOR PUTTING FORMALDEHYDE INTO WELL WHILE FAKE NURSES GIVE DEADLY “EBOLA-VACCINE”

During the Ebola panic in October, a Liberian newspaper released an article about people posing as health specialists offering Ebola vaccines while spiking local water wells with formaldehyde, causing residents to display Ebola-like symptoms while they grew incredibly ill, some even dying.


OTTAWA FALSE FLAG: OLD BULLET HOLES IN PARLIAMENT SHOOTING

Sealing the deal on the Canadian Parliament shooting being an orchestrated hoax, Cut2TheTruth exposes the bullet holes in Centre Block reported by the CBC to be in the wall already on Google Maps in April 2013, a year and 6 months before the Parliament shooting took place. In fact, the marks aren’t even bullet holes!


EVIL SECRETS: PEDOPHILIA IN THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF WASHINGTON, DC

Reinvestigating the case of Lawrence King, a man arrested during the 1980’s who ran a child abduction / pedaphile ring in America, and whose customers included top politicians in Washington, DC. According to the child victims, even the president was a regular customer.


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The Zombie/Ebola Connection: Is This What The US Government Has Been Preparing For?

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Two Halloweens ago — in 2012 — the Department of Homeland Security shelled out a vast amount of money to an unknown number of participants — $1,000 each — to take part in a five-day conference where military personnel, first responders, and law-enforcement workers were trained in overcoming a zombie attack.

Makeup was applied to dozens of actors who roamed around like the walking dead, thirsty for brains, while law enforcement types learned how to shoot them in the head. This, believe it or not, went on for nearly an entire week at a HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit, which would have costed upwards of millions of dollars to put on.

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Republican Sen. from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, issued a report disgusted at such a waste of  taxpayers money.

“[Strategic Operations] performed two shows on Halloween, which featured 40 actors dressed as zombies getting gunned down by a military tactical unit. Conference attendees were invited to watch the shows as part of their education in emergency response training. [HALO president Brad] Barker explained that, ‘the idea is to challenge authorities as they respond to extreme medical situations where people become crazed and violent, creating widespread fear and disorder,’” —Safety At Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S Cities, Tom Coburn, DHS, (Dec. 2012).

But, believe it or not, those weren’t the only “zombie domination” conferences conducted by official United States defense authorities:

“’Zombie disaster’ drills were held in October 2012 and ’13 at California’s Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The exercises allowed medical center staff ‘to test response to a deadly infectious disease, a mass-casualty event, terrorism event and security procedures,’ [said] Erik Angle, Sutter’s emergency preparedness program coordinator.” —New York Post, (Oct. 13, 2014).

zombie dhs drillAs crazy as that all sounds, and it is crazy, a year prior — in 2011 — the American Department of Defense released a lengthy manual titled CONPLAN 8888, which listed its purposes to:

a. (U) Establish and maintain a vigilant defensive condition aimed at protecting humankind from zombies

b. (U) If necessary, conduct operations that will, if directed, eradicate zombie threats to human safety

Now, while this may seem like a joke, I can assure you it isn’t. The document states right in its opening disclaimer:

“This plan was not actually designed as a joke. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, while training augmentees from a local training squadron about the JOPP [Joint Operational Planning Process], members of a USSTRATCOM [US Strategic Command] component found out (by accident) that the hyperbole involved in writing a ‘zombie survival plan’ actually provided a very useful and effective training tool.”

The manual, which also states it used the zombie scenario as a means to make sure the public knew they were seeing a drill and not a real-life situation, goes on for pages describing the different classes of zombies — from PZ’s, which are Pathogenic Zombies, to CZ’s, which are Chicken Zombies, and which the document states are “the only proven class of zombie that actually exists.”

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United States official codes of defensive and offensive operations when fighting zombies. POTUS stands for President of the United States and SECDEF stands for Secretary of Defense. GCC either stands for Geographic Combatant Command or Geocentric Coordinate System, both are used in military documents as such, but there are also plenty of other terms which use the acronym.

In such a situation as zombies becoming infected everywhere and being deemed a “threat to human survival”, the United States government notes all strategies to “Kill and burn” those infected “will be executed concurrently with a declaration of martial law within CONUS [48 states that make up the continental United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii] and US territories.”

The madness and gobs of taxpayer money being spent on zombie education doesn’t stop there, either. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention put out a novella in 2012 called “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” in which characters “Todd, Julie, and their dog Max” go on an adventure “as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies.”

Screenshot from CDCs website marketing zombie novella.

Screenshot from CDCs website marketing zombie novella.

Yes all of this was very bizarre a couple years ago, and it still is, but with the recent flooding of Ebola stories in the news getting compared — headline after headline — with the also recent public zombie fascination, could it all be making sense now? Let’s list the agencies actually implementing these “zombie-defense” drills and weeklong courses beside each other and look from that angle:

We have the Department of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement Agencies from around the country, the US Military, US Strategic Command, National first-responders, HALO Counter-Terrorism, the CDC, and the Department of Defense, over the course of 3 years leading up to a worldwide Ebola crisis, conducting drills on how to shoot to citizens if a “zombie” epidemic” were to break out. Really?

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Have you seen the above picture? For the last few weeks or so it’s been viral on the internet with a story attached to it saying the man in the photo was a dead Ebola patient who came back to life. In other words, he’s a zombie. Now, of course that story is ridiculous, and it’s been proven, in fact, that the man in the picture is a photoshopped character from the movie World War Z — which is about a zombie epidemic. The question is: who released this obvious hoax?

One thing to keep in mind is that as well as stating, “This plan is actually not designed as a joke” — meaning the protocol the students learn is to be remembered and obeyed as United States military direct orders — the “zombie domination” manual CONPLAN 8888 clearly wrote their offensive strategy as using “denial, deception, disruption, degradation, and destruction” as their means to “neutralize” the threat and keep the public calm. As this whole Ebola craze has unfolded over the last month or so, another thing is also for sure too. As conspiracy theories against the United States having genetically engineered this newest — and deadliest — Ebola strain began to fly, this “zombie” picture was suddenly released and tied in with all other credible bits of skepticism over the crisis that had thus been released. I don’t know, but to me that certainly fits the description of “denial, deception, disruption, degradation, and destruction” of challenging opinions quite accurately. This — denial, deception, and degradation — is also a very well documented tactic of the United States in many national and international crises. Bringing the zombie aspect in the picture with all of these recent zombie drills and conferences by US government terror-defense agencies makes the coincidence all the much stronger.

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Article from the Liberian Observer, Liberia, accusing the US of creating Ebola and AIDS from September 9th, 2014.

An article published in Liberia by a Dr. Cyril Broderick, Professor of Plant Pathology, was released with a damning report on how — according to Dr. Broderick — Ebola and AIDS were both engineered by the American government as biological weapons. Dr. Broderick’s research sites many articles, books, and studies, both from Africa and abroad, ranging from the 50’s until today, as proof of his contention. Here’s a piece from that article, which I recommend reading in full when you’re done with this one:

“The World Health Organization (WHO) and several other UN Agencies have been implicated in selecting and enticing African countries to participate in the testing events, promoting vaccinations, but pursuing various testing regiments. The August 2, 2014 article, West Africa: What are US Biological Warfare Researchers Doing in the Ebola Zone? by Jon Rappoport of Global Research pinpoints the problem that is facing African governments.
Obvious in this and other reports are, among others:
(a) The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), a well-known centre for bio-war research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland;
(b) Tulane University, in New Orleans, USA, winner of research grants, including a grant of more than $7 million the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund research with the Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever;
(c) the US Center for Disease Control (CDC);
(d) Doctors Without Borders (also known by its French name, Medicins Sans Frontiers);
(e) Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company;
(f) The UK’s GlaxoSmithKline; and
(g) the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial (NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March. Disturbingly, many reports also conclude that the US government has a viral fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Kenema, a town at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The only relevant positive and ethical olive-branch seen in all of my reading is that Theguardian.com reported, ‘The US government funding of Ebola trials on healthy humans comes amid warnings by top scientists in Harvard and Yale that such virus experiments risk triggering a worldwide pandemic.’ That threat still persists.”

The strangest, most suspect move, to at me least, throughout this whole recent Ebola fiasco was the decision to bring the first American with Ebola symptoms in Africa — 33-year-old Kent Brantley — right back to America. Democratically speaking, shouldn’t the decision to bring a deadly disease to a continent for the first time in history be a decision made by more than just the US, or it’s congress — who wasn’t consulted — or even North American state heads? Why did the United States decide to fly this patient right back to Georgia?

For another thing, if this person was a health worker in West Africa fighting Ebola, why would he risk an incredibly long flight back to a country where the disease has never been dealt with before; away from a place where he personally knew the workers who would attend him? Let’s imagine the message this would send to the African patients. “Yeah, we’ll save you from Ebola. Oh shit, I have Ebola! I gotta get the hell outta here or I’m dead!”

No, sorry, this made no sense to me when it happened and it still doesn’t. Whether Georgia’s doctors are the greatest specialists on the planet or not, they should have gone there, not the other way around.

Georgia coincidentally, and hauntingly, is where the Georgia Guidestones sit — an uncommonly expensive 20-foot stone monument commissioned built by an anonymous donor — displaying the “new world’s” 10 commandments in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian; number one being: “1. MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE.” If we wanted 500,000,000 people on earth today, in case you’re wondering, 6.42 billion people would have to drop dead first. Eerily the guidestones have just last month had a new tiny stone added that reads: “2014”.

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It’s a lot to take in. The question still remains, now heavier than ever: Is it all a coincidence; or have we found out what the US has been bizarrely training their ever growing security forces for these last few years? As usual, only time will tell. But keep this in mind, and only true skeptics will truly understand: Nothing is done for nothing.

By Olan Thomas of Cut2TheTruth.com

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Canadians Privacy Lost: The Harper Gov’t Puts Unconstitutional Spying to a Vote

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A couple months ago we went over a story about a Canadian politician name Vic Toews — public safety minister — trying to push a bill through, under the guise of catching child porn solicitation, that would enable the Canadian government and law enforcement services to spy on and track citizens online without a warrant.

Things took a bad turn for Toews when some computer hackers — who clearly thought he was an orwellian tyrant — hacked into his phone and proved he was also a hypocrite, and worse. As it turns out, Toews was having an affair with a woman half his age. This was exposed directly after he screamed, “You’re either with us, or you’re with the child pornographers!” in the middle of the House of Commons at his opposition. Needless to say the bill disappeared after he was shown to be an adulterous cradle robber whose interests were in painting those against government spying as child molesters.

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That bill was called C-30, and in its death came its replacement — Bill C-13 — which is a rewrite of Toews’ bill by safety minister Peter Mackay, as well giving law enforcement and government agencies the ability to unconstitutionally monitor Canadian citizens without their knowledge or consent — emails, phone calls, facebook, twitter, pictures, videos, etc. — simply because they suspect a person may commit a crime in the future — only this time “cyberbullying” is the selling feature. This conveniently in the wake of a few internet bullying deaths of teenagers in Canada.

“MPs had their last round of debate on the bill Friday, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper held a cyberbullying roundtable in Winnipeg to mark the two-year anniversary of Amanda Todd’s death. Todd killed herself at age 15 after enduring ‘merciless cyberbullying,’ Harper said in a news release.

A spokeswoman for government House Leader Peter Van Loan said the last House vote on the cyberbullying bill, known as C-13, will be Monday, Oct. 20. If it passes, it will go to the Senate for debate by senators and consideration at committee.” —CBC.ca, (Oct. 10, 2014).

Aside from many others, and most importantly — in my opinion — Canada’s safety minister, Daniel Therrien, has been vocally against the implementation of C-13 since its introduction knowing the corruption that would be bred from giving people the power to bypass internet providers — and search warrants — to directly track any metadata they feel they want, on any person, and at any time they feel it’s necessary. According to him, this is way too much power for authorities to have and a violation of Canadians privacy, not to mention a direct violation of their rights according to the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Therrien also points out C-13 deals with a lot more issues than cyberbullying and highly recommends the bill be split into two parts, leaving the hardcore data-collection issues apart from the cyberbullying; and it isn’t just him suggesting this. Carol Todd, Amanda Todd’s mother, has also been vocal about splitting the bill into two parts and separating the cyberbullying issues from the surveillance-related provisions that are snuck in behind. She has publicly asked the government to fulfill her request:

“I don’t want to see our children to be victimized again by losing privacy rights. I am troubled by some of these provisions condoning the sharing of Canadians’ privacy information without proper legal process… A warrant should be required before any Canadians’ personal information is turned over to anyone, including government authorities.” —Carol Todd.

Even though she’s been opposed to the bill for months now that still hasn’t slowed Stephen Harper from campaigning around the country using Amanda Todd’s tragic death as his ammunition to sell this freedom surrendering bill into law to the Canadian people.

Not being mentioned in the news, of course, is the fact Stephen Harper has signed on with a host of other government leaders to The Council of Europe’s, Convention on Cybercrime, which obligates them to pass strict internet laws on their citizens; they’re simply keeping their word. But again, this vital piece of information — which is the single answer to why these unconstitutional bills are being pushed through — this is kept from the public.

The vote happens on the 20th in the House of Commons. if it passes it will be put to a vote in the Senate. We’ll keep you updated on the decision as we get it.

*UPDATE: SEE THE RESULTS OF THE BILL HERE


By Olan Thomas of Cut2TheTruth.com

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CNN Propaganda Alert: Terrorists Blowing Up Near You

CNN and their fear monger hosts are, in my eyes, surpassing even FOX News for their terror slinging tactics. A quick look at their website will reveal the tone their plastic faced, fake personality, robotic, sociopathic hosts are selling their dumbed down, mindless, ADD inflicted masses. So what then do we have to fear?

As Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama drops thousands of bombs on foreign soil from unmanned aircraft, the justification for his actions are not only questionable, but most likely complete lies. I’m talking about the beheadings — or fake beheadings — which have been used repeatedly as an excuse to spur this “project” — let us remember, according to Secretary of State and documented Skull and Bonesman, John Kerry, “this is not a war, it’s counter terrorism.”

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Of course it isn’t war. American presidents have to consult congress and so on to go to war; but if they don’t call it a war, like the current situation, Obama can, it seems, send troops whereever he wants — same with my prime minister, Stephen Harper, who is sending armed troops to the Middle East on “peace keeping” and “humanitarian” missions, not having to consult with the rest of the government or the people to do so.

In an informed society these types of actions would be scrutinized, weighed, debated, and voted on before consideration for taking them was ever implamented. This is where the propaganda machine comes into play. When the people are scared they will automatically look to the government to protect them. For proof of this just look at what happened to Iraq right after the Twin Towers went down. The psychology of the matter is not only well known by the governments of the world, but abused on a day to day basis; and I advise you to do your homework if you disagree, because this is all documented on this website.

For example, let’s pretend Obama out of the blue came on TV and said, “Today I’m going to completely break the main promises I made to win both of the presidential elections I ran in and use drone planes to bomb Syria.” The public would be in an outrage — so would the international community. No, for Obama to be able to eliminate his corporate sponsor’s competiition in the most lithium, oil, and opium rich part of the world, take out all of the governments in the area and install their own men to run them, first they need an excuse: Enter ISIS, or al Qaeda, or Libyan Dawn, or al Nersa, James Foley, Stephen Sotloff, Mr. Haines, 9/11, the Gulf of Tonkin, the USS Liberty, Pearl Harbour, communism, Osama Bin Laden, Moammar Gadhafi, the Taliban, Cuban rebels, Russian separatists, downed aircraft, and on. These will scare the people so bad they will let their government use their tax dollars and military like their own personal property — which is probably what 90 percent of the people think they are anyways.

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I’ve exposed the Foley and co. tapes in detail; if not showing the beheadings were definite fakes, then at least to the point we should all agree there are clear questions that need to be addressed before sending our boys to die and kill again.

This is how you know the mainstream media is involved in the project, because real reporters ask questions, they don’t trumpet assumptions and lies; they try to reduce fear and spread awareness to the public, not the other way around.

Well, CNN just did a segment of fear spreading comperable to a primetime show hosted by Pope Urban II , Joseph Goebbels, and Dick Cheney on the eve of Y2k. According to their round table of “experts”, America is guaranteed an attack in what they deem an “aviation catastrophe.”

What can America expect?

“They have created things such as non-metalic bombs that can’t be detected, explosive clothing, somehow, that can be ignited mid-air, toothpaste bombs…”

You’ll notice CNN has opted to use former New York City Chief of Police during 9/11 and fresh multiple sentence serving ex-convict, Bernard Kerrik, as an “expert” again — a man convicted of conspiracy and fraud on multiple counts — as if his word is worth anything or to be trusted at all when he says, “The intelligence community is doing a really great job…much better than they were doing back in Sepember 2001” — remindng us of the most horrific attack of most of our llifetimes.

For the record, Kerrik was with Guliani safely away from the Twin Towers when they were hit and fell, so if he thinks the intelligence community is doing a better job than they did when they convinced the world America was attacked by 19 hijackers who are sill alive today, then they must be working on something big. But before you move into the bomb shelter your grandpa built during his day of terror filled Americana, just remember a 4-term-serving war monger once aptly said:

“There’s nothing to fear but fear itslelf.”


By Olan Thomas of http://cut2thetruth.com

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Canada sends 69 special forces to Iraq to advise in fight against ISIS

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-boss-bernard-kerik-prison-article-1.1356234

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-war-on-isis-has-no-legal-basis/

Truth Behind Religion Series Ep. 2: Inside the Church of Satan (Interview With Magus Peter H. Gilmore)

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In my research I come across a lot of Alex Jones type reporting where Satanists are running wild and chopping kids to bits; then eating them. When presented with this kind of information you have two options: believe it at face value or research the claim. I’m not the type of person to take any claim at face value, especially when they come from sensationalists like Alex Jones and fear mongers of his ilk.

So, I decided to research the claim; and what better way to come by information than going straight to the source?

After watching hours of videos on Youtube of past interviews and television specials on The Church of Satan I was seeing a much different picture of what it was about compared to what neo-con fear mongers were trying to sell me, and so I contacted the church directly to get the questions I had answered.

Not only did the administration of the church get back to me right away, but they were polite as hell and willing to honestly answer and publish any question I was pondering.

As for my own beliefs, my readers can easily guess I am as close to an atheist as they come. I was raised in a non-religious home, though I’m fascinated by the subject and have studied it in detail for years. I don’t know if there is a god and I certainly don’t believe any person or book has proven or could prove their is. I live my life based on reason and scoff at any superstitious lines of thought; and I must admit that going into this interview I thought that was the line of thinking of the Satanic Church, but I was wrong and it isn’t, at least not technically, in the sense that any belief system of any member is welcomed so long as the basic philosophy, which you will learn in depth soon, is agreed upon.

Magus Peter H, Gilmore

Magus Peter H. Gilmore

The man I conversed with was a well spoken intellectual who seems to share my position on the matter of god and the supernatural in many ways; though naturally we differ on many as well — first and foremost being I prescribe to no organized philosophy and am not so firm in my position of there not being a god or afterlife of some sort, as I believe we’re all yet to find out, but I do hold both the former and latter as unlikely as anything could be. His name is Magus Peter Gilmore, a native New Yorker, composer, author, and the administrator for the Church of Satan. Before getting into our in depth interview, first a quick bio on Satanism.

Now, you’re free to believe what you want, but the Church of Satan doesn’t worship the Devil, as they, like anyone who has researched the subject in depth, don’t believe such supernatural things exist. The church’s founder, Anton LaVey, was a philosopher who used the term Satan in it’s Hebrew translation: The Opposer, not in the Christian sense of the term, which is a real entity, to Christians, who is constantly up to no good — although it appears, to me at least, that LaVey believed in many sorts of unexplainable phenomena to some degree, but I suppose that is up for debate.

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Anton LaVey

After penning his philosophy down in the early sixties in a book called The Satanic Bible, LaVey, who eerily shares my birthday, gathered a following in California, officially opening his own church — the Church of Satan — in San Francisco on April 30th, 1966, where he sat as High Priest until his death in 1997.

After a falling out and renunciation of Anton’s daughter, Zeena LaVey, Peter Gilmore became the High Priest of the church — which is fittingly now located in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan — in 2001 and remains in that position to this day.

Do they rule the world; worship the devil; cast evil spells; and eat children for breakfast, lunch, a quick snack, and then dinner? Are they the Illuminati; the dreaded New World Order? Are they anything for you to fear at all?

Decide for yourself…

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Olan Thomas (Cut2TheTruth): To get some of the rumors and, most likely, misconceptions about Satanists, such as child sacrifice, Devil worship, sexual abuse, demonic spells, world domination, and so forth out of the way, could you give an explanation of what the fundamental philosophy of what the Church of Satan is?

Peter H. Gilmore (Church of Satan): Satanism is an atheist philosophy that employs Satan as a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism. We are pragmatic, skeptical and materialist. We do not embrace faith nor are we spiritual in any sense. Our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey, termed this the world’s first carnal religion which accepts man as an animal, just like all the rest, who as a species is sometimes better but can often behave worse than others. Satanism challenges its adherents to form their own personal hierarchy of values and to be responsible for their lives, both the successes and failures, which tends to be an off-putting aspect of our perspective for most people who would rather blame someone or something else for the condition of their lives.

OT: How many members does the church currently claim?

PHG: We have never given specific membership figures but we do have thousands of adherents, primarily in the U.S., Europe, and Australia, and also in other nations in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

OT: Are there actual church buildings your followers mass at?

PHG: No. Mass meetings are not part of Satanism. Satanists tend to only spend time with others with whom they have common interests beyond the philosophy of Satanism. If Satanists employ the tool of ritual, they do so in home spaces customized to personal aesthetics.

OT: Is there a fee to join? If so why and how much?

PHG: There is a $200 lifetime membership fee. We are not altruists, so if folks want our attention they must join. However, people can consider themselves Satanists if they find their natures and beliefs reflected in our literature. It should be noted that most churches claiming altruism as their philosophy often tithe their members based on their income and those monies usually amount to more than $200.

OT: In the sense that Satan is a character made out of Christian lore, is your church a response strictly to Christianity, and if not, why use a Christian figure, defined only by  Christianity, as your namesake and base of philosophy?

PHG: In Hebrew mythology Satan means adversary, opposer, one who questions. We Satanists find inspiration in those character elements. This name is clearly identifiable in today’s culture which is greatly influenced by Judeo-Christian symbols. But even that image of Satan is derived from earlier mythological figures. We do not limit ourselves to only Satan as an inspirational symbol. The Satanic Bible includes a roster of diabolical characters from many world mythologies and we also feel free to use more recent fictional creations such as Cthulhu and Godzilla if they provide emotional resonance.

OT: To expand on this, what books and writings in particular does your church study and do any predate Christianity or Christian thought?

PHG: We are a loose association of individualists, not a collective, so the members of our church study whatever topics they find to be of personal interest. History, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, philosophy, religion, hard sciences, art, sexology, literature, music, architecture, cuisine, health and quite literally anything that might be be fascinating covering all cultures throughout history. LaVey himself included an extended bibliography in his book The Satanic Witch which showed some of the many books which assisted him in forming the philosophy of Satanism, and indeed materials predating Christianity were consulted, but his interests skew strongly towards studies of human behavior.

OT: What is the church’s view on other religions, like Islam, Judaism, and eastern religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism?

PHG: Our members are free to evaluate other religions and philosophies according to their own personal standards. Our commonly held principle is one of “live and let live” with society being governed in a strictly secular manner. Satanists generally propose that religions may be tolerated so long as they satisfy their members but do not promote or initiate aggression against those who do not share their beliefs. We also tend to think that religions should refrain from proselytizing and forcing conversion of those who have no interest in participation. Most Satanists thus consider that it would be a positive step to revoke currently existing legislation based solely on values fostered by religious belief leading to social inequity, such as those laws opposing same-sex marriage.

OT: In the same respect as other recognized religions, are their guidelines or tenets one must follow and believe to be recognized as a member of your church, and if so, what are they?

PHG: To reach our first degree level of membership is to be recognized by us as having embraced and applied our philosophy, but defining our philosophy has taken books worth of writing and so cannot be summarized in one or two paragraphs. These two essays of mine should help people to grasp some basics:
http://www.churchofsatan.com/what-the-devil.php
http://www.churchofsatan.com/satanism-the-feared-religion.php

OT: Is anybody free to join, in the sense that any race, age, sex, culture, or social standing is accepted?

PHG: Membership is limited to people who are legally of adult age in their nation of residence, or 18 years of age, whichever is older. They must be able to afford the membership fee. Membership in the Church of Satan is held in strict confidence. Because of bigotry in our society, many of our members whose careers depend upon acceptance by the general populace remain “closeted” about their affiliation, though at times they might choose to offer “signs” to those who can see them.

OT: Does your church promote violence, promote peace, or is it indifferent on the matter?

PHG: We promote having an equitable social contract meant as a means for offering personal freedom with as limited a governmental apparatus as might be practical so that society will provide a stable, rationally determined structure that would permit a pursuit of one’s desires. Thus we advocate law and order, and can certainly understand the need for a responsible police force as well as a militia, should military action be needed when dealing with any who might be aggressive towards our nations of residence. Peace and prosperity are generally favored by Satanists since our primary purpose is to enjoy the one life we have without harming others. We don’t care if we offend people, since a consequence of a diverse society is that there will be pursuits that might not be to everyone’s tastes, but since we have no intention of forcing others to do as we do, we expect reciprocal courtesy.

Personal specific politics and activism are determined each member’s values, since each must decide what local or national political doings would suit their lives best.

OT: Does the church believe in good and evil, and if so, can you define them in the church’s terms?

PHG: “Good” and “Evil” are subjective human values. For Satanists, the good is that which benefits or brings pleasure to each Satanist and the people or things that he/she cherishes. Evil would be whatever hinders or brings harm to the Satanist and cherished people and things.

OT: According to your website, “Anton Szandor LaVey never expected to be the founder of a new religion, but he saw a need for something publicly opposing the stagnation of Christianity, and knew that if he didn’t do it, someone else, probably less qualified, would.” This paints a picture, to me at least, that LaVey believed the Christian story put forth in the Bible to be a true story, but saw the movement as having peaked its highest level of power and dominance and was not going anywhere; in what way was he qualified to diagnose this condition, oppose Christianity, and start his own dogma?

PHG: LaVey, coming from a secularized Jewish background, had nothing but contempt for Christianity so he never found any “truth” to that belief system. He saw it as a successful means for keeping herd-minded people under control, and saw it as equivalent to other doctrines with the same purpose, such as those resulting in totalitarian governments. But such systems are never healthy for individualist points of view. In Satanism we value productivity, so the results of LaVey’s thinking, his research (both observational as well as studying literature) and his organizing and recording his thoughts through to the success of founding a philosophy that has appeal to people of a certain unique nature regardless of their culture of origin has determined his qualifications as far as we are concerned. “The proof of the pudding…”

OT: Does your church promote the fact that magic and spells are real, exist, and can be manipulated? If so, in the sense that gravity or the laws of motion can be proven to everybody conclusively no matter what their belief on the matter is, can your church experimentally prove the claim magic and spells exist, even to the nonbeliever?

PHG: No, we do not promote that magic and spells are real in the commonly accepted definition of those terms. Satanists use science and reason to understand the universe in which we exist, but we do not consider that everything is already fully understood. A number of our members are physicists and some actively explore the theoretical aspects of that field. We champion research into any demonstrable phenomena that might increase our grasp of Nature. Magic to us is a form of applied psychology. Lesser Magic is the day to day act of charming people to do what you’d like them to do. Greater Magic is a form of psychodrama during which one uses a ritual framework to release emotions that might be hindering one’s enjoyment of daily life. These are the fundamental definitions used by our members.

LaVey thought that the possibility exists that the focused outpouring of emotions during the framework of ritual might possibly communicate feelings or images to other people, but he never required anyone to believe this idea. He suggested that if anyone enjoyed using ritual that they could decide for themselves—based on their own standards for evidence—whether there were any causal results afterwards. LaVey felt that if results did in fact occur and could be documented, that they would surely be the result of some as yet unexplored aspect of how our minds/bodies function and thus be a part of nature since Satanism rejects the idea of the supernatural, entirely.

Theorists like Ingo Swann have conducted thought transference exercises with mixed results and biologist Rupert Sheldrake has compiled fascinating evidence for phenomena such as animals knowing when their owners are approaching from distances beyond their normal sensory input data. He also explored the ability of some people to know when they are being stared-at by others who are unseen to them and people who make others feel noticeably uncomfortable when they consciously stare at them from an unseen vantage point. Such “meta-mind” experiences might be talents that only occur in some individuals, like mathematical, musical or athletic abilities, or they might be latent and only rarely manifest. Or there might be nothing to these ideas whatsoever, but Satanists generally keep open—but skeptical—minds when considering such topics. No Satanist is required to use ritual nor are they required to accept anything on faith. We expect our adherents to test the premises of Satanism and only accept them based upon satisfactory evidence. If they decide that aspects of Satanism are not suitable for their evolving understanding of our species and the world we inhabit, they are free to depart and follow whatever course offers them the most satisfactory answers.

OT: To follow up, the Church of Satan website also states: “LaVey wanted to establish something new, not strict doctrines awash with attitudes of blind faith and worship,” but the same article states a bit before that: “From the early 1950’s, Anton LaVey explored some of these ideas, eventually gaining a reputation as a powerful black magician.” Since belief in magic requires nothing but faith for lack of tangible, documented, surmounted, testable evidence, how does one claim to be a magician while at the same time professing faith itself a tool for the blind? Do the two statements not contradict one another? If not, why?

PHG: LaVey himself eschewed the term “black magic,” considering magic to be as I defined it above, the psychological manipulation of oneself or others in either ritual (Greater) or non—ritual (Lesser) forms. Members of the press of course were eager to label him a “black magician” as well as call him “The Black Pope” and they often misapprehend his philosophy as devil worship, when in essence it promotes self-deification. So, in the accounts of observers, this charismatic, dramatic, man with Infernal aesthetics was depicted in a way that general readers could readily comprehend, even if it was a distortion of the facts. LaVey himself, having come from a background of performing in carnivals and circuses, felt that such publicity got him attention and that the right people would look beyond such surface ballyhoo to learn that his philosophy was built on atheism and individualism, including aspects gleaned from Nietzsche, Hobbes, Rand, Epicurus, Stirner, and many other prior secularist realist freethinkers.

OT: Anton LaVey stated “Satan isn’t an anthropomorphic entity,” in interviews. His next words in one such interview were, “Satan demands study, not worship.” If Satan isn’t a real thing, in the sense that he or it doesn’t tangibly exist, as the words “anthropomorphic entity” indicate, what is Satan; where does Satan exist; what is there to be studied; and from what source do the lessons come from?

PHG: Satan is simply a symbol and the Nine Satanic Statements from LaVey’s The Satanic Bible enumerate aspects of what that symbol means for Satanists. LaVey states in that same book in the essay THE GOD YOU SAVE MAY BE YOURSELF that humans have invented all deities with their carnal brains and points out that the spiritual realms have no existence whatsoever. Spiritually inclined people thus have to work overtime to convince themselves of their religious fictions, since reality offers no evidence to support such delusions.

LaVey’s writings are never claimed to be ideas or concepts received from supernatural sources as are the texts of most religions. His works are presented as his own creations, and they are offered up not as truths that people must accept, but simply as his personal perspective on existence which others are free to adopt if they find it to be of value.

The study mentioned is that of the human animal in all aspects so that a clear picture of the nature of our species can be gained. LaVey termed this “undefiled wisdom” as it should not be clouded by idealist overlays. Satanists may chose what particular fields they wish to examine. Not accepting anything on faith, rather—fueled by skepticism—investigating topics of interest so that one can come to one’s own conclusions is a methodology that is part of the perspective offered by Satanism.

OT: To follow up, Anton LaVey also states the church “does not grovel, we do not worship Satan, we do not implore Satan give us what we wish. We feel that anyone who is going to be blessed by any god of his choice he is going to have to show that god he is capable of his blessing.” In this respect, if Satan isn’t a real entity with human characteristics, such as approval, how does one earn Satan’s, or any other god’s, blessing?

PHG: LaVey is speaking metaphorically, addressing an issue of human psychology. Satanism moves beyond being a philosophy to being a religion since it considers that the trappings and experience of ritual—its use of symbols and metaphor—are elements that address emotional needs found in many people. Knowing that all deities are fictions invented by humans, he considered that deities could function as externalized, personalized mental projections encompassing one’s goals and values. If one decides that a particular deity has symbolic aspects that are inspirational, such as the strength of Thor or the productivity of Hephaestus, then that model is one that supplies paradigms for how one might live. Living up to those valued paradigms brings oneself self respect which would thus be the equivalent of the “blessing” of the externalized god symbol which provided the stimulation to successfully pursue such goals. It is all productive “sleight of mind,” which can be observed in human behavior throughout history.

OT: With respect to magic, in the description of the early history of the Church of Satan your website states: “Anton expanded and refined his formulas for the Magic Circle rituals and began achieving precise results—professional advances, unexpected rewards, monetary gain, sexual or romantic satisfaction, the elimination of certain enemies—it was apparent to everyone involved that Anton had indeed tapped into that mysterious Dark Force in Nature.” Is this a commonly held belief within your church that LaVey received these benefits in life purely through practicing magic; and if so, is it not possible that practicing rituals as LaVey did had absolutely nothing to do with his social circumstances? (to follow up) Could anybody achieve these results; and are there those who have tried just as hard as LaVey with different or no results?

PHG: LaVey himself did not mandate that people must credit his rituals as a source for his successes, and so our organization also does not. For LaVey, he found that he often got results after he ritualized about them, but he also pointed out that ritual can be a means for removing psychological barriers towards attaining goals, for example assisting in surmounting a fear of performing in public, so whether the rites he performed did anything beyond simply freeing him up psychologically to effectively pursue his goals is something that observers must decide for themselves. In his later years he did not do many formal rituals as he felt he had achieved the sort of intellectual and emotional focus needed to reach his goals that did not require such stylized experiences.

It should be noted that formal ritual is an optional tool. Many in the Church of Satan have their own means for priming their creative pumps and find it superfluous. But others have found that it can offer a form of energizing self-therapy that leads to more effective results. It is a matter of personal taste and so it is something that can be employed if and when desired or not at all.

OT: As far as I understand, your church’s philosophy states that nature dictates survival of the fittest and has throughout evolution in every species on earth, even those which existed before what is alive today, which is a reasonable observation in my opinion. Because of this observation, as your representatives have stated many times, you feel the “strong” among humans should dominate and the “weak” should basically die; keeping in accord with nature’s law. In the same respect, no other animal uses bathrooms, or ever has, they all eat their food completely raw, live outdoors, speak no language, never seek medical assistance, and have maintained these attributes throughout known history. Which leads me to the question: Why only adopt the most vicious trait of animal behavior and ignore the rest?

PHG: The model of “survival of the fittest” requires no advocacy as it is an accurate theory describing the way in which nature functions. It is always in operation. Some humans are quick to misinterpret who holds the position of “strength” in the ongoing evolutionary process, but that which survives and prospers via reproduction is how nature exhibits what is best suited. So simple attributions of physical strength or weakness are naive when observing the dynamics that actually lead a species to prosperity and dominance.

Satanists do not separate humans from other animals, so all of our behaviors are understood as “animal” traits, though often differing in degree from fellow organisms. There are some behaviors unique to our species, our creativity and our savagery are unparalleled amongst the rest of Earth’s denizens. Man is a unique beast.

OT: And to follow up on the last question, do you not agree with the fact that the reason we as humans do use bathrooms, cook and prepare our food, live in comfortable dwellings (if we are fortunate enough to be born where they are generally available to us), heal our wounds and infections with expert assistance, communicate by sophisticated auditory dialogue, and help our fellow man when they are less fortunate than ourselves, is because we possess mental faculties which wild animals haven’t evolved towards, even though their species could benefit in many ways from them?

PHG: Humans certainly have mental abilities that lead to behaviors which are currently beyond other earth species. That is one characteristic of the human animal. We have not yet learned to communicate with Earth species that may have other sorts of intelligence such as dolphins and whales, but we have taught sign language to some other primates. We’ve yet to encounter alien species of similar achievements, but with the vast number of worlds that science now points out as having conditions that are similar to ours we might readily conjecture that there are, have been or will be other species that might be similar to us. Satanists consider that because mankind has the ability to effect other species as well as the climate of our globe, that we should be aware and responsible caretakers assisting to protect and maintain the world’s environment to the benefit of Earth’s denizens. In time our technology may assist us towards preventing the decimation of our planet by asteroid strikes or solar eruptions, and I think that would be a proper role for our species.

OT: Your members in interviews have said, many times, that it’s the belief of the Church of Satan that “the world died many years ago.” Scientifically speaking, we are both alive and sustained on planet Earth right now, and at the same time, when compared to many documented points in history, the world today is much better for the average person, which leads to the question: In what sense does your church use the terms “the world is dead” or “the world died many years ago”?

PHG: I am not familiar with such terminology being used “many times” by members or representatives of the Church of Satan. Such ideas are not part of our philosophy nor do they figure in our literature. I personally enjoy the vitality and richness of our contemporary society and the technology that leads to comfortable standards of living as well as having easy access to such vast amounts of data. Of course one needs to filter out the crap, which is copious, but that is always par for the course when dealing with human endeavors. The planet itself is delightfully verdant, and in fact I advocate that humans understand that it is not a toy to abuse nor a resource to squander, but it provides an ecosystem that is fragile enough that if sufficiently distorted could lead to the extinction of our and other currently existing species so that other life forms might arise to inhabit it.

OT: To follow up, by basically stating and promoting the idea of “the strong shall dominate the weak,” and taking into consideration that for most of human history societies have been run by totalitarian rulers using that same philosophy to justify their own tyranny, thus leading to the state of the world today, which your church members deem as a “dead” or a “cesspool”, how do you reconcile between resenting the state of the world while at the same time promoting the type of mindset which produces it?

PHG: Satanism does not promote totalitarianism nor do we say that the world is “dead” or a “cesspool.” As students of history, we do see how easily such governments can arise because of the commonplace sheep-like behavior of many people. We don’t advocate such forms of society, rather we seek the equitable social contract that I described above.

I suspect that you are basing this and other similar questions on statements made by ex-members Zeena and “Nikolas Schreck.” Zeena is the daughter of Anton LaVey and “Schreck” became her husband. At the time they were members, I and other influential Church of Satan members approached Anton LaVey and criticized their representation of the philosophy, particularly statements by “Schreck,” and it became clear that they were trying to force Anton LaVey to retire so that they could promote their own vision of Satanism that was essentially theist and collectivist. Their interviews present a distorted concept of Satanism that is not congruent with the writings of Anton LaVey and those of us who currently belong to and run the organization.

As students of history, we note that totalitarianism is the most common form of human self-regulation. However, most Satanists treasure the idea of having as much freedom as possible and so we are pleased with the current situation which offers great access to information and much mobility both socially and otherwise to pursue one’s interests. Members who are my personal friends have made it their mission to promote access to data that might be forbidden by various regimes. One enters theocratic countries in the Middle East (at high personal risk) to assist people to obtain access to The Internet so that they can properly evaluate the limited information their governments permit. Another has spearheaded a global effort to gather data about aspects of the Earth and its climate so that scientists and anyone interested can be aware of changes being wrought in the environment either naturally or due to human interference.

OT: It’s been said the Manson murder news footage was shown by LaVey to the early followers of the church and that they were encouraged to cheer when the stabbing murder of Sharon Tate, a young pregnant woman, was reported. Is this at all true; and if so, what exactly was being celebrated about this whole episode?

PHG: That is an incorrect account. On August 8, 1988, Zeena, “Schreck,” and their then current cronies did a public performance intended to shock people at a San Francisco theatre which included the showing of a film by “John Aes-Nihil” titled MANSON FAMILY MOVIES (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183492/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl). That movie is shot in an intentionally amateurish style meant to be viewed as if the murderers filmed their own crimes. Some audience members of that sparsely-attended event applauded the scene of the killings, but we have no idea what motivated such a response nor who were the few who responded in that manner. I enjoy Sharon Tate’s film performances and consider it horrific that she and her unborn child were murdered. Satanists agree that murderers should be punished to the full extent of the law, not celebrated.

OT: LaVey defined Satanism as such: “The Church of Satan is an organization which is comprised of Satanists, who because of their abilities and lifestyles reflect a higher than average human potential.” With respect to this description, by whose gauge are these potentials measured by and against; and what statistics does the church hold onto to prove this claim? And to expand, what “human potentials” exactly was LaVey referring to (ie. mathematical, physical, scientific, social, spiritual, etc.)?

PHG: Over the years we’ve noted that many who join the Church of Satan are people who cultivate their creative abilities to the best extent they can achieve. Satanism values both creativity and productivity as general human behaviors worthy of cultivation, but in such endeavors we expect people to evaluate themselves based on their individual capacities. We do not attempt to establish strict criteria, since that would be meaningless and not supportive of individualism. So long as each Satanist self-judges their efforts to develop whatever potentials they possess, then that is encouraged by our philosophy. They then judge the works of others based on their own standards. Judge and be prepared to be judged is a Satanic perspective, but each individual’s personal standards are the measure.

Satanism embraces the development of positive individual human capacities, though from your list above we do not think there are spiritual realms, so if you mean being contemplative, reflective, and thoughtful, we’d certainly endorse that as a worthwhile pursuit. In our observation of people around us, many philosophies do not seem to offer our encouragement for self-development and often they promote acquiescence to the authority of their belief system, rather than self-expression or self-realization.

OT: Members of your church seem to constantly use the word “illuminated” in interviews to describe their knowledge of nature, the inner workings of society, and so on, much like the gnostics of the early first and second centuries used the word. Lately the most popular theme in conspiracy theorists’ circles, which are larger now than they have ever been, and in social media, is the idea of the “New World Order,” otherwise called the Illuminati, who is generally depicted as a “Satanic” organization involved in child abuse, mass manipulation, and basically running the world by tyrannical means stemming from a deep belief in occult philosophy. It must be asked if your church believes the Illuminati to be a real entity or a myth today; and if you believe it to be a real functioning entity, are you, by which I mean your official church, connected with it in any way?

PHG: I don’t know where you’ve seen the word “illuminated” used “constantly” amongst our members or representatives. In the very many interviews that both Anton LaVey and I have done it has occurred infrequently. The Church of Satan is not a part of the Illuminati. Historical records show that there was an occult society founded in 1776 in Germany called the Bavarian Illuminati. It was modeled after Freemasonry and its members considered themselves freethinkers. It was not a part of Satanism, which did not exist as a codified philosophy then, and it is long gone, having lasted about a decade. Current legends about some global conspiratorial organization we consider to be alarmist fantasy.

OT: Who are some past celebrities and public figures belonging to your church and who are some present public figures?

PHG: We do not “out” members, celebrities or otherwise. Those who have been open to the public about their affiliation have included performers Jayne Mansfield, Sammy Davis, Jr., King Diamond, Marc Almond, and Marilyn Manson. Public figures who are members, especially those holding elected office, often keep their affiliation private as general misunderstanding of our philosophy would hinder their pursuits.

OT: On your website there is a page dedicated to the Pentagram which describes a book from the First Century known as the Testament of Solomon, about which you say:  “This text…relates that Solomon had a ring inscribed with that symbol which gave to him the ability to call forth demons and to have them work his will.” This is stated pretty matter of fact. So, first of all, given the fact that this book was written, according to your website, around 500-1000 years after Solomon’s biblically recorded death, do you have any historical evidence you could reference to show a man such as Solomon actually existed; and the second part to that question would be: What do you mean when you say, “call forth demons…to have them work his will”?

PHG: Paraphrased quoting from a text claiming that a mythologized version of a quasi-historical figure could perform sorcery does not mean that we endorse such beliefs, just as referencing a passage from Hitler’s Mein Kampf would not automatically suggest that one condones such points of view. LaVey states in The Satanic Bible that grimoires such as this are “esoteric gibberish.” As said before, we are an atheist philosophy and we thus do not believe in gods, devils, angels or demons. To us those are childish fairy-tales believed only by the gullible.

OT: What is the story behind Anton LaVey’s daughter leaving and denouncing the church?

PHG: As mentioned above, LaVey’s daughter Zeena and her husband, “Nikolas Schreck” were attempting to force Anton LaVey into retirement so that they could take over the organization. They failed and thus moved to Europe to first create an unsuccessful fascism-flavored “Werewolf Order.” They then joined Michael Aquino’s Temple of Set, which is a theist religion believing that an ancient Egyptian deity actually exists and is in communication with its followers. Zeena eventually became the High Priestess of that group before departing to then create a more “orthodox Sethian” organization. Apparently that too expired and currently I think she is claiming to be some sort of Buddhist. It is important to note that Zeena considered her own birth to have been “magically destined” and this, along with her theism, are ideas utterly incompatible with the Satanism founded by her father. Thus her departure due to philosophical differences was assured. Her husband’s dwelling on the Third Reich and his obsession with Charles Manson were not supported by Anton LaVey, who despised being linked with Hitler (a collectivist totalitarian) and Manson (a life long loser and common criminal).

The presentations by Zeena and “Schreck” do not accurately communicate the philosophy of the Church of Satan, neither then nor now.

OT: What is the overall aim of your church?

PHG: Our specific goal is to accurately present our philosophy to any who are interested in it. Our web site and our literature serve this purpose. The published translations of Anton LaVey’s books and my own book and the numerous interviews and presentations of our representatives further that effort. Additionally, the creative endeavors of our members continue to embody the richness of Satanism as a means for a positive life before our global audience.

OT: What are some ways people can learn more about the Church of Satan?

PHG: They can begin by thoroughly reading http://www.churchofsatan.com, which has a great deal of information available for free. If their interest is stimulated, then next read Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Bible and my own The Satanic Scriptures before then going on to the rest of LaVey’s writings as well as the efforts of our other representatives which are listed on our Sources page (http://www.churchofsatan.com/sources-print.php).

OT: Thank you very much for your time. It is much appreciated.

—Olan Thomas

PHG: Thank you for the opportunity to clarify a number of issues.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore


By Olan Thomas of http://Cut2TheTruth.com

Special thanks to Peter Gilmore for taking the time to speak with us; it was and is much appreciated.

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