November 4, 2009
Apropos Corsi and "The Bush legacy? European socialism.", can anybody perhaps associate that on April 30, 2007 signed agreement about "a transatlantic economic council" with the new cabinet? Because it can't be the one with Skull and Bones Goolsbee, and I'd like to presume that this "agreement" – never heard of it again since then – could have been something much bigger than C-Span had told about with regard of the Queen's visit only a few days later and the proclamation of the most ominous "Loyola Day" on May 1, the day after.
By the way, great interview, Vyzygoth!
If I may ask you a particular question about the "locked head" you spoke of: why do you think, "the truth" would be something that has to be believed? Because of its religious nature?
You know, McKenna's phrase was: "If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed." The same thing, isn't it?
I don't see it that way, I can't.
("The Conspiracy is us" because "the conspiracy" is a fractal phenomenon.)
And the thing with this "peering-behind-the-veil" channel of Greg, the "Rochester" guy, seems to me to be an almost openly Catholic/Freemasonic/Theosophical/Scientological – what cultish ideologies/memestreams have you – podcast when you listen, for example, to episode 71.
@22min, Mitch) To me, this material really humanizes Joseph Smith. It explains to me a little bit of where he comes from, helps me see him as a fuller figure, and that was a great surprise, and in many respects a delightful surprise, to find him, and to be able to locate him within the occult history that I explore in Occult America. And I would suggest that, you know, all this material to me deepens and broadens the person that he was. I think, he was a remarkable man. And some of this material is offensive and challenging to people within LDS today, but I would say that this is material that enriches and deepens – it doesn't in any way detract from who Smith was. It helps set him in a context, a great American context. And people can have the virgin beliefs about the figure he was and the man he was, but it's not necessary for any of the richness of his background to be seen as something that detracts or compromises his greatness. In fact, to me it builds it.
Greg) Yeah, I agree completely by viewing it in this context, as you mentioned it. It definitely – as you said – humanizes him. It allows us to see what he did, the life he lived, the church that he helped found.
Mitch) Many outsiders to the Mormon Church have a hard time understanding where some of the ideas, the concepts, the historical timeline that you find in the Book of Mormon, where all this comes from. To some people it seems very alien.
Posted by Tosco Weber at 11:54 PM