Monday, 30 June 2008

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - The Witnesses

The Men Who Killed Kennedy (Part 5) - The Witnesses
51 min - Jul 16, 2006

The Men Who Killed Kennedy is a video documentary series by Nigel Turner that originally aired in 1988 in England with two one-hour segments about the John F. Kennedy assassination.

The United States corporation, Arts & Entertainment Company, purchased the rights to the original two segments. Three one-hour segments were added in 1991. A sixth segment was added in 1995. Finally, three additional hourly segments were added by the History Channel in November 2003.

The ninth segment, titled "The Guilty Men", directly implicated Lyndon B. Johnson.

Within days, Johnson's widow, Lady Bird Johnson, more of his surviving associates, ex-President Jimmy Carter, and the lone, living Warren Commission commissioner and ex-President Gerald R. Ford immediately complained to the History Channel.

They subsequently threatened legal action against Arts & Entertainment Company, owner of the History Channel. "The Guilty Men" segment was completely withdrawn by the History Channel.

Also during the series, French prisoner Christian David named Lucien Sarti as one of three French criminals hired to carry out the assassination of Kennedy, when he was interviewed by author Anthony Summers. This claim is one of the most strongly investigated theories presented on the show.

Here is a fascinating take on the JFK’s assassination – stories of the people who had witnessed it, and those who helped to clean up after it. They are not holding back.

Probably, the most powerful one is the opening testimony of a mother who saw the surreal events together with her husband and their young daughter. She recalls the shape of the President’s head as it is about to explode. She still sees the blood, the devastation.

Her husband tells us how he begins to vomit at this point – how his whole body feels overwhelmed with sickness. The daughter's voice trembles as she speaks of the sadness and the permanent imagery "emblazoned" on her mind.

Another woman who was then in her early twenties tells us how she lost her youth at that moment. Her political inclinations annihilated, having (over-)realised the transience of existence and the reality of crushed dreams.

And there were many such witnesses. The whole planet saw it.

How does such trauma affect an individual? What about whole nations? It’s not unreasonable to assume that the effects are devastating. In fact, this is exactly what these people are saying. The lady who saw the President’s head explode was still seeing it during the interview.

But what about whole nations - does it mean that the United States of America experienced a similar level of trauma as a single entity? In my opinion - yes. If you agree, then another question must follow - what did that do to the collective mind of its citizens?

[pause for reflexion]

What happened after the assassination of JFK? Did things get any better in America or any other nation?

No, they did not. They got a whole lot worse. Many wars and suffering followed – we are still doing it today. Except, nowadays I don’t believe that people would be as traumatised by seeing a person die in front of them.

Just look at Iraq – or Palestine. When was the last time you vomited because you saw a mutilated body of an “insurgent”? Or shed a tear last time you saw a funeral procession for an innocent child shot by a sniper?

How did we become like that. There must be some sort of global denial, some sort of global amnesia that enveloped our collective conscious mind. Making all of us ignore the facts in front of our very own eyes. No amount of brain splatter seems to make a difference – we still choose to remain silent, passive and dreaming.

What can one do?

We get the answer right at the beginning and all throughout the documentary. First, you begin to wonder - based on the dissonance between your own experience of reality and the feedback you receive from the environment.

Then you begin to investigate and validate your experiences.

Exchange your stories with others – straight from the heart, in the spirit of Truth and preserving the memory of how things really happened.

Lest We Forget.

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This is a leaflet distributed around Dallas shortly before JFK's visit.
You've gotta snigger at the contents - especially, this point:

5. He has illegally invaded a sovereign State with federal troops.

Added: 30 October 2008

Even though no new pages have appeared for a while, the research continues.
It never ends, right?

You will find lots more odds and ends on Rending The Veil Channel.
Check out the playlists!

Monday, 21 April 2008

Psychiatry - Instrument of Death

Psychiatry: Instrument of Death (Industry of Death)
1 hr 38 min 22 sec - Mar 10, 2008

This documentary shows the fraud of psychiatry for what it is.

Recent news stories on the uselessness of antidepressants. Find out about the scandalous and deliberate information blackout, by the media-pharmaceutical-psychiatric complex, which involves negative test studies and results on antidepressants.

Yeah, so what’s happening? The evil psychiatrists are out to get you. I might be bi-polar…

And, you know, they go about prescribing these products that just obliterate the patients – and then happily go about writing papers about it. Nobody is quite sure what they are on about, but it’s just accepted.

It’s awkward, so nobody really wants to discuss it. These people in the movie – on the other hand – are quite happy to yell loads of stuff in your face… Nevermind, still good.

You gotta think it through in pragmatic terms, I reckon. All this evil in the world nowadays – despite the good psychiatrists out to save humanity as we still unfortunately know it. Or maybe because of...

Are they making any impact whatsoever? Is the humanity a better state to be because of psychiatrists? Or in spite of them...

Maybe certain expressions of behaviour, such as violence or homicide, stem from a deeply-rooted biological composition. Oh, like down to the make-up of the brain...

Who knows, right?

(now, do be mindful of the flashing lights...)

prag·mat·ic (prg-mtk) adj.

1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
2. Philosophy Of or relating to pragmatism.
3. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Why We Fight...

Why We Fight
1 hr 38 min 41 sec - Oct 10, 2007
Average rating: (859 ratings)

Why We Fight, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, it is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a who's who of military and beltway insiders.

Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, Why We Fight launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire.

Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower's legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase "military-industrial-congressional complex"), filmmaker Jarecki (The Trials Of Henry Kissinger) surveys the scorched landscape of a half-centurys military adventures; asking how and telling why a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war.

The film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why does America fight? What are the forces political, economic, ideological that drive us to fight against an ever-changing enemy?

"Frank Capra made a series of films during World War II called Why We Fight that explored America's reasons for entering the war," Jarecki notes.

"Today, with our troops engaged in Iraq and elsewhere for reasons far less clear, I think its crucial to ask the questions: Why are we doing what we are doing? What is it doing to others? And what is it doing to us?"


Most of the films were directed by Frank Capra, who was daunted and terrified by Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda film Triumph of the Will, and worked in direct response to it.

The series faced a tough challenge: convincing an isolationist nation of the need to become involved in the war and ally with the Soviets, among other things.

In many of the films, Capra and other directors spliced in Axis Power's propaganda footage – recontextualizing it so it promoted the cause of the Allies instead.
quote from Wikipedia

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

The Kogi - The Elder Brothers' Warning

The Kogi - From the Heart of the World - The Elder Brothers' Warning
53 min 26 sec - Mar 9, 2008

One of the best documentary films of 1992 is a warning by a South American Indian tribe for humanity to give up their self-destructive ways and respect the planet before it is too late.

After four centuries of seclusion, the Kogi agreed to have BBC filmmaker Alan Ereira visit their homeland in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern Colombia in South America.

"From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers' Warning" delivers their prophetic message to the world. This documentary explores the culture and spiritual beliefs of the Kogi tribe -- a pre-Colombian American tribe once believed destroyed.

The Kogi, who call themselves the Elder Brothers of the human race and us the Younger Brothers, are convinced we are destroying the balance of life on earth. Believing that our only hope is to change our ways, the Kogi have set out to teach us what they know of the balance of mankind, nature and the spiritual world.


The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,479 metres (11,414 ft).

Parts of the range have been included in the Sierra Nevada National Park. The range has also been declared a biosphere reserve. The Sierra Nevada Observatory is located on the northern slopes at 2800 m.

quote from Wikipedia


Everything we do is an event not only in the physical world but also in the spirit world. We live in a world shaped in spirit.

Every tree, every stone, every river, has a spirit form, invisible to the Younger Brother. This is the world of aluna, the world of thought and spirit.

Aluna embraces intelligence, soul and fertility: it is the stuff of life, the essence of reality.

The material world is underpinned, shaped, given life and generative power in aluna, and the Mama's work is carried out in aluna.
-- p. 63

"An Important Message from the Kogi Elders"

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Secrets of the Dead - Bulgarian Umbrella Assassin

Secrets of the Dead - Umbrella Assassin
53 min 8 sec - Mar 16, 2008

Terrorists with roadside bombs have the world's attention at the moment, but once upon a time a different breed of killer stalked the earth.

It wasn't so long ago, and for those who remember the strange death of the Bulgarian writer Georgi Ivanov Markov in 1978, revisiting of the case on "Secrets of the Dead" series will tickle some brain cells.

For those new to the tale, the episode, titled "Umbrella Assassin," will be even more compelling. It turns out that those James Bond movies were not fiction after all. Mr. Markov wrote novels and plays that displeased the hard-line Communist president of Bulgaria, Todor Zhivkov, and in 1969 he defected to the West, eventually ending up in England doing commentary for the BBC and Radio Free Europe.

The Bulgarian Communist machine, it appears, had a long memory and a long reach to go with it: while waiting for a bus on a London bridge in September 1978, Mr. Markov felt a sting on his thigh. He guessed what had happened — he had been injected with a poison pellet — but had trouble convincing doctors that the illness he quickly developed was not a mere flu.

"No one was taking him seriously," Bernard Riley, a doctor who saw him, recalls on the program. "In fact, I remember the look in his eyes. He was desperate for someone to listen to him and believe him." Within days Mr. Markov was dead, and a lethal umbrella was believed to be the cause. "Poison Brolly Riddle," one newspaper headline read.

No arrest was ever made. The details of the case are vividly recalled by numerous people involved, not just doctors and investigators, but Vladimir Kostov, another Bulgarian dissident who had been similarly attacked in Paris two weeks earlier but lived.

The program analyzes the crime "CSI" style, and from Bulgarian and Soviet files picks out some likely culprits. It eventually runs out of cinematic material, resorting to images of a dripping needle and file folders far too often, but it's fascinating nonetheless. And against today's headlines, the tale feels like something from, well, a century ago.

It may indeed feel like a century ago - nevertheless, history likes to repeat itself. The intricate nature of this affair is as disturbing as it is educational.

When you know thy enemy, how many enemies would that repel?

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Immanuel Velikovsky - The Bonds of the Past

Immanuel Velikovsky - The Bonds of the Past
55 min 54 sec - Sep 3, 2007
Average rating: (12 ratings)

Immanuel Velikovsky proposed in his 1950's book Worlds in Collision that many myths and traditions of ancient peoples and cultures are based on actual events.

Worldwide global catastrophes of a celestial origin, which had a profound effect on the lives, beliefs and writings of early mankind.

This is a documentary about Immanuel Velikovsky's discoveries by Henry Zemel. First telecast on February 22, 1972 by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


Immanuel Velikovsky (June 10, 1895 (NS) – November 17, 1979) is best known as the author of a number of controversial books on pre-history, particularly the US bestseller Worlds in Collision (1950). Earlier in his life, he played a role in the founding of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was a respected psychiatrist/psychoanalyst.

His books primarily used comparative mythology and ancient literary sources (not least the Bible) to propose that the Earth had suffered catastrophic close-contacts with other planets in the solar system (principally Venus and Mars), during and before recorded history.

He argued that electromagnetic effects played an important role in celestial mechanics. He also proposed a revised chronology of Ancient Egypt, Greece, the Land of Israel and the Near East, aiming to eliminate Dark Ages and reconcile Biblical history with both archeology and Egyptian chronology.

Generally, Velikovsky's theories have been vigorously rejected by the academic community, but despite, or perhaps because of this, Velikovsky's books sold well, with claims of unfair treatment by the mainstream providing a rallying call for Velikovsky's lay supporters.
Source: Cassopedia - The True Encyclopedia


The documentary about psychopaths was just posted, when this little nugget popped out of nowhere… Very surreptitiously, almost as if some cosmic joker pulled a naughty slight-of-hand on the events of that day...

I guess, when you follow your heart, all else falls into place.

When you consider these two movies together - on one hand, you have a story about psychopaths who dwell in a bizarre inner world - a very morose and hollow place, one devoid of emotions or empathy. Subjectivity in its purest form reins supreme here.

On the other hand, we have a very tangible reality where actual rocks fly around in outer space causing death and destruction in their path. Here we have a rather objective and tangible world. Here we have no need for prolonged deliberation or wondering about the reality of the phenomenon.

I guess, this sort of implies, “The rocks, planets – whatever, are just flying above our heads so deal with it”.

Lately, I am pondering on that – for some reason. This whole shebang with rocks and impacts and how often it happens – and most importantly – how do you survive such events, have been on my mind lately…

When I read Velikovsky’s ever-excellent “Worlds in Collision”, it was a challenging book. I don’t think it was the language he used – that was pretty much straight down the line. I believe it was the content – the meaning of what he was trying to convey was creating some sort of internal response in me that made me switch off.

To this day, it is difficult for me to remember the content – however, I do remember how much I struggled to read it. Why??

Because I am attempting to deal with the implications of the subject matter. Not the bodily implications – but how survival connects to the spiritual aspects of our existence.

Are my bodily experiences predetermined by the blueprint of the soul? How does that work?

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Psychopath - Diagnostic Primer

Equinox - Psychopath
48 min 49 sec - Nov 27, 2007
Average rating: (8 ratings)

Channel 4 - 7th December 2000.

According to popular wisdom, psychopaths are crazed and bloodthirsty serial killers. The reality is not so simple.

While many psychopaths do commit violent crimes, not all psychopaths are criminals and not all criminals are psychopathic. Psychopaths are found in many walks of life and are often successful in competitive professions. However they are also ruthless, manipulative and destructive.

Equinox reports on techniques developed by psychologists to work out whether a person is psychopathic and shows how brain scientists are coming close to mapping the malfunctions in the brain that cause a person to be a psychopath.

In Britain one person in 200 is likely to be a psychopath. However psychopaths are thought to be responsible for half of all reported crimes and to make up between 15% and 20% of the prison population.

The programme looks at the most recent research into the brains and behaviour of psychopaths and assesses the prospects for the treatment or containment of this antisocial group of people who create such a disproportionate amount of destruction.

Psychopaths who have been convicted of appalling crimes explain with disturbing clarity what motivated them in their violent and destructive behaviour. They speak without shame, guilt, remorse or empathy with their victims.

Though they are articulate and, at times, plausible and charming, they lack the range of emotions experienced by the rest of society. They know the difference between right and wrong but they do not feel it.

Robert Hare, Professor of Psychology at the University of Vancouver, has devised a system of assessment called the Psychopathy Checklist. In specialised interviews, psychologists assess individuals on a scale of 0 to 40 for a series of character traits, including callousness, superficial charm, lack of empathy and many others (for more detail look at How to recognise a psychopath).

Anyone whose score is greater than 26 is diagnosed as psychopathic.


Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)

This is a clinical rating scale with 20 items. Each of the items in the PCL-R is scored on a three-point (0, 1, 2) scale according to specific criteria through file information and a semi-structured interview.

A value of 0 is assigned if the item does not apply, 1 if it applies somewhat, and 2 if it fully applies. The items are as follows:
  1. Glibness/superficial charm
  2. Grandiose sense of self-worth
  3. Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
  4. Pathological lying
  5. Conning/manipulative
  6. Lack of remorse or guilt
  7. Shallow affect
  8. Callous/lack of empathy
  9. Parasitic lifestyle
  10. Poor behavioral controls
  11. Promiscuous sexual behavior
  12. Early behavioral problems
  13. Lack of realistic, long-term goals
  14. Impulsivity
  15. Irresponsibility
  16. Failure to accept responsibility for own actions
  17. Many short-term marital relationships
  18. Juvenile delinquency
  19. Revocation of conditional release
  20. Criminal versatility
The items are then summed in order to obtain a total score. The cutoff for psychopathy is 30 points or greater (25 in some studies).
Source: Cassiopedia, The True Encyclopedia


  1. Twins Study Finds Genetic Cause For Psychopathy


Added: 3 June 2008

Here is an interesting piece with some answers for those seeking recovery after "interaction" with sociopathic types.

I found it invaluable - perhaps someone else will, too.

Acute traumatic Stress, Paranoia and Displacement due to the narcissist

After you have managed to escape the narcissist, you will still be in fear. These fears are multiple and are to do with your personal safety. This is, the narcissist will make efforts to ensure that you do not feel safe and every means will be used including:
  • telling you that violence will be used against you with a real risk of execution.
  • telling you that you will have no access to your belongings, pets or children
  • turning up at the place where you stay unexpectedly
  • ringing you and leaving intimidating messages
  • passing on bills and financial commitments to you which are not yours
  • using a lawyer to write intimidating letters
  • spreading lies about you to your family and friends (if you have some left)
  • start a court case against you claiming that the narcissist was the victim
  • telling you not to speak to people because they are all working for the narcissist
  • telling you that nobody ever loved you like (s)he did and that you are a liar
  • go through your personal belongings where possible (e.g. break into your email account)
  • threatening to phone work and inform them that you are unsuitable for the work
  • intimidating you sexually be making inappropriate advances

As you can imagine, this all has one main effect on you. It all stresses you. Taking this into account together with the stress you might be experiencing through a move, new financial commitments and new surroundings, it is more than likely that you will experience acute traumatic stress - you can feel your heart pumping overtime.

Additionally to the stress, you might develop a paranoid tendency. As you have been informed that the narcissist has her/his spies operating against you, you feel you cannot trust anybody. A person sitting outside your house in a car, might just be one of those spies. The shopkeeper down the road seems not to smile at you anymore. Well, he too might have turned against you.

This deep sense of distrust becomes reinforced because it does happen that things you said or did leak to the narcissist. Work colleagues and friends, who might have begrudged you for some time, see this as the perfect opportunity to add to your distress.

There is only one way of dealing with this: Use the appropriate channels (such as your GP) and make your situation officially known. Rather than loosing your job, take sick leave if you feel that you cannot cope.

Accept help from everywhere except from the narcissist.

Finally, you will struggle with a problem of cognitive nature. Any situation which will resemble a situation reminding you of the narcissist can trigger fear. So it can quite easily happen that a person who genuinely talks to you in order to help you, chooses the wrong tone and you see the narcissist in this person.

You have to use all your reasoning powers to separate other people from your narcissist (seeing a problem shifted somewhere else is called displacement). It happens very easily that you displace fears, hopes, even positive feelings into other people simply there is something about them which is similar to your narcissist.

However, you also will have to learn to understand your inner alarm bells. If someone really resembles the narcissist, you better stop contact fast. Do not ignore your inner feelings and concerns like you did in the past.

Summarizing, this is a very difficult time for you where not just one major issue affects you, but at least three.
  1. You have to try to stay calm as much a possible and
  2. Give yourself plenty of rest.
  3. You need to be in a relaxed and quiet environment.
In this situation it might be an idea to return to a place where you feel definitely safe (e.g. your parent's home if you are sure you felt safe there). In my case, I simply wanted to be on my own.

Dr. Ludger Hofmann-Engl

Monday, 14 January 2008

Richard Feynman - The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out...

THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT, Richard Feynman Interview (1981)
49 min 37 sec - 05/04/2007
Average rating: (55 ratings)

BBC Horizon/PBS Nova THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT, Richard Feynman Interview (1981)

Fifty minutes of PURE Feynman! This is the original Horizon Nova interview - essential for any Feynman fan... and for everyone else too!

"I'm an explorer, OK I like to find out!" Richard Feynman, physicist and adventurer extraordinary...

THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT was filmed in 1981 and will delight and inspire anyone who would like to share something of the joys of scientific discovery. Feynman is a master storyteller, and his tales -- about childhood, Los Alamos, or how he won a Nobel Prize -- are a vivid and entertaining insight into the mind of a great scientist at work and play.

"The 1981 Feynman Horizon is the best science program I have ever seen. This is not just my opinion - it is also the opinion of many of the best scientists that I know who have seen the program... It should be mandatory viewing for all students whether they be science or arts students." - Professor Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Prize for Chemistry


At Princeton, the physicist Robert R. Wilson encouraged Feynman to participate in the Manhattan Project—the wartime U.S. Army project at Los Alamos developing the atomic bomb. Feynman said he was persuaded to join this effort to build it before Nazi Germany.

He was assigned to Hans Bethe's theoretical division, and impressed Bethe enough to be made a group leader. Together with Bethe, he developed the Bethe-Feynman formula for calculating the yield of a fission bomb, which built upon previous work by Robert Serber.

Until his wife's death on June 16, 1945, he visited her in a sanatorium in Albuquerque each weekend. He immersed himself in work on the project, and was present at the Trinity bomb test.

Feynman claimed to be the only person to see the explosion without the very dark glasses provided, reasoning that it was safe to look through a truck windshield, as it would screen out the harmful ultraviolet radiation.