The Curse of Oak Island had its season (and possibly series) finale last night, and after big promises about a major discovery, nothing much happened. The team found some colonial era materials, including a gold button, and that was that. No evidence of pre-Columbian expeditions came to light, and with that my interest faded to nothing. It’s what I expected. A real discovery would have prompted news coverage long ago. Such is life.
The New York Times reported yesterday that Donald Trump’s advisor, Stephen K. Bannon, who has expressed fringe history views, is apparently influenced by Italian fascist philosopher Julius Evola, who was popular with Nazis and Neo-Nazis. The Atlantic adds that Bannon is a fan of neoreactionary philosophy, which advocates autocracy and, at times, praises Nazi Germany. Evola’s followers call themselves the Children of the Sun, a fascist phrase used in white supremacist contexts going back decades, and a phrase uttered by white nationalist Richard Spencer in his infamous “Hail Trump!” speech. Bannon refused to confirm or deny influence from the philosopher, whom he referenced in a 2014 speech, but Spencer and other so-called “alt-right” thinkers suggest that Bannon can help bring into the mainstream Evola’s elitist vision of a hierarchical society run by a superior caste, a “master race” if you will. The anti-Semitic Evola was influenced by Nietzsche (but of course) and fetishized Germanic culture, becoming an outspoken supporter of the SS. He believed that historical movements such as the Renaissance and the Enlightenment were disasters that disconnected humanity from ancient truths. Does this sound familiar? It’s pretty much exactly what Jay Dyer advocates, minus the explicit racism, as we learned in yesterday’s blog post.
I’m sure that most of you have noticed that things look a little different around here today. That’s because yesterday my web services provider, Weebly, pushed through an update that seriously messed up the formatting of my website and limited some functionality. When I attempted to fix the problem, I discovered that the editing and coding tools wouldn’t work right, either. Customer service informed me that the template I built the site on top of was no longer one that the company supports, so in order to work with the latest upgrade I would have to adopt a new site theme from the approved list of templates. This was, obviously, a bit of a mess since I had to transform my increasingly non-functional website in a single day. As a result, there are some changes:
Before we dive into David Wilcock’s bizarre claims about Atlantis and Antarctica (which have now spread to the mainstream tabloid media via repetition across the internet), I want to share something I read in the December 20 issue of Forbes magazine. In an interview with Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, the New York Observer publisher told the magazine that politicians recognize that particular television shows attract individuals with specific political opinions:
"Hunting Hitler" Exonerates Moe Howard of the Charge of Being Hitler; Plus: Is the FBI "Childish" about MJ-12?
There was a bit of surprising news from Leiden, the Netherlands, where the National Museum of Ethnology announced about a week ago that a famous Mixtec artifact, a skull covered in a turquoise mosaic, is a fake. After tests revealed that the mosaic was glued on with modern glue, researchers determined that the artifact had been assembled from ancient mosaic tiles and an ancient skull in modern times, probably by a dentist in Mexico in the 1940s or 1950s. I can remember seeing that piece in textbooks when I was in school, and it’s surprising to discover that it’s a forgery.
Did you see the story on Ancient Code claiming that the FBI “admitted” that aliens are transdimensional beings from another reality? I know we live in a post-truth universe where facts don’t matter, but you’d think that even bottom-feeding click-bait writers would have a basic level of reading comprehension.
Occultist Peter Levenda Defends Musician and Ufologist Tom DeLonge's Use of Fiction to Deliver UFO Disclosure
This week occultist Peter Levenda appeared on the UFO Modpod podcast with Jason McClellan, Maureen Elsberry, and Ryan Sprague to discuss his involvement with ufologist and rock musician Tom DeLonge’s “Sekret Machines” UFO disclosure project, in which DeLonge and a cast of novelists, occultists, and ufologists say they will disclose U.S. government UFO secrets provided by shadowy “insiders” through a series of novels, nonfiction books, documentaries, and scripted entertainment. Levenda’s contribution is looking to be a masterclass in postmodern obfuscation. But to understand this, it’s probably a good idea to give a little background on “Sekret Machines” world.
On NPR on Wednesday, CNN’s conservative commentator and Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes demonstrated astonishing hypocrisy when the opponent of all things “liberal” embraced postmodernism’s most pernicious interpretation to declare that objective truth no longer exists: “It’s kind of like looking at ratings or looking at a glass of half-full water. Everybody has a way of interpreting them to be the truth or not true. There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore as facts.” I’m confused: I thought conservatives opposed relativism for destroying Western Civilization. Slimy elites will say anything when convenient to justify the excesses of the powerful.
On Thursday, I discussed a recent article by Robbie Graham which criticized musician and ufologist Tom DeLonge for teasing UFO disclosure while simultaneously launching a for-profit multimedia company to profit from what DeLonge promises will be years of teasing, through fiction, nonfiction, music, and collectible merchandise, on behalf of ten high ranking government and military officials who have revealed the alleged truth about UFOs to DeLonge. The newest major release from DeLonge’s project is a novel written with Shakespeare scholar A. J. Hartley. Graham’s article has set off an interesting conversation among ufologists and other fringe types, many of whom are debating the relative merits of DeLonge’s and Graham’s positions. This has produced an absurdity that both made me a little angry and also showed the small and increasingly homogenous world of the fringe.
You will recall that on Sunday J. Hutton Pulitzer announced what he claimed to be the discovery of “Roman” human and cultural remains in “near conjunction” to Oak Island, Nova Scotia. This morning I received a statement from the Special Places division of Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage, the provincial department in charge of archaeology for the area surrounding Oak Island. Special Places confirms that there was no report made to them of a discovery of “Roman” human remains or “Roman” cultural artifacts anywhere in Nova Scotia, and Special Places has issued no permit for the excavation of human remains to J. Hutton Pulitzer, Xplrr Media, or any entity associated with them. While Pulitzer has not specified the location of his alleged discovery beyond being in “near conjunction” with Oak Island, Nova Scotia’s Special Places has jurisdiction over the entire province encompassing Oak Island. Any such discovery, therefore, has been unreported, misreported, or was made on the mainland, such as in New Brunswick or the U.S. state of Maine, points which are at least a hundred miles or more from Oak Island.
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