|Hunter S Thompson Murdered???
February 20th 2005 - Hunter S Thompson found dead...suicide - involved how?|
Hunter S. Thompson's body was found in a chair in the kitchen in front of his typewriter with the word "counselor" typed in the centre of the page, according to sheriff's reports.
The word was typed on stationery from the Fourth Amendment Foundation, which was started to defend victims of unwarranted search and seizure, according to reports released Tuesday. Source
|Speculation & Rumour abounds:
Were they spooking Hunter?
Is this spin?|
On Sunday, they talked on the phone when she was at a health club and he was at home. He asked her to come help him on his writing. He set the phone on the tabletop, still on, and she heard clicks that sounded like he had started typing.
She thought it was a gesture of love, because he could usually warm any chill between them that way: ``All he'd have to do was start writing, and I would start melting at the knees.''
Now she thinks the clicking noise was her husband loading and cocking the .45-caliber handgun he used to take his life. She said she didn't hear a gunshot before she hung up. - guardian
At the time when Thompson (was) commited 'suicide' - he was inmidst of a telephone-conversation with his wife! -
"Gonzo-Journalist" Hunter S. Thompson was talking to his wife Anita on phone about his work on his weekly ESPN column and that she should come home from her health club, but instead of proceeding the phone conversation she heard a "muffled noise" and "didn't know what had happened". She reported further: "I was waiting for him to get back on the phone,"...
HUNTER S.THOMPSON SILENCED WITH 'SILENCER'...?...
Hunter S. Thompson, talked to Mick O'Regan
from Radio National's Media Report.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
6:15am - Thursday 29 August 2002 -
Transcript of radio show:
Mick O'Regan: Could I take you back to September 11th. What I'd really like to know is your reactions. And I know you said you were writing a sports column for ESPN when the planes hit the towers, but could I get you to tell that story of when you found out about it and what you were doing and what your reaction was?
Hunter S. Thompson: I had in fact just finished a sports column for ESPN. Here it is: "It was just after dawn in Woody Creek, Colorado when the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday morning. And as usual I was writing about sports. But not for long. Football suddenly seemed irrelevant compared to the scenes of destruction and other devastation coming out of New York on TV."
Mick O'Regan: You went on to say in that article, which I have in front of me, that "even ESPN was broadcasting war news. It was the worst disaster in the history of the United States." Do you think that the event completely transformed the way in which Americans see themselves and their own vulnerability?
Hunter S. Thompson: No, the event by itself wouldn't have done that. But it was the way the Administration was able to use that event. Even use it as a springboard for everything they wanted to do. And that might tell you something. I remember when I was writing that column you sort of wonder when something like that happens, Well who stands to benefit? Who had the opportunity and the motive? You just kind of look at these basic things, and I don't know if I want to go into this on worldwide radio here, but ...
Mick O'Regan: You may as well.
Hunter S. Thompson: All right. Well I saw that the US government was going to benefit, and the White House people, the republican administration to take the mind of the public off of the crashing economy. Now you want to keep in mind that every time a person named Bush gets into office, the nation goes into a drastic recession they call it.
Mick O'Regan: It seems a very long bow to me, but are you sort of suggesting that this worked in the favour of the Bush Administration?
Hunter S. Thompson: Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. And I have spent enough time on the inside of, well in the White House and you know, campaigns and I've known enough people who do these things, think this way, to know that the public version of the news or whatever event, is never really what happened. indybay
Hunter S Thompson warned he would be suicided...? or is it fiction?
Alexander Pope in a prose convertible
By PAUL WILLIAM ROBERTS - Saturday, February 26, 2005, Page F9
Hunter telephoned me on Feb. 19, the night before his death. He sounded scared. It wasn't always easy to understand what he said, particularly over the phone, he mumbled, yet when there was something he really wanted you to understand, you did. He'd been working on a story about the World Trade Center attacks and had stumbled across what he felt was hard evidence showing the towers had been brought down not by the airplanes that flew into them but by explosive charges set off in their foundations. Now he thought someone was out to stop him publishing it: "They're gonna make it look like suicide," he said. "I know how these bastards."
[But then the author goes on to write...]
That's how I imagine a tribute to Hunter S. Thompson should begin. He was indeed working on such a story, but it wasn't what killed him. He exercised his own option to do that. As he said to more than one person, "I would feel real trapped in this life if I didn't know I could commit suicide at any time."
- full article archived from 'the Globe & Mail'
Now let's see if I've got this straight. Thompson's family says he was not depressed, nor was he in enough to pain to kill himself. In fact, by all reports, he was quite happy. He was talking on the phone to his wife, getting ready to work on his column, when he decided it would be wise to kill himself, so that he could go out (we are told) while 'still at the top of his form,' even though this would mean not finishing his column or his expose on 9/11 (potentially the most important thing he would ever write) (?)
The late Hunter S. Thompson, speaking 2003 in an interview on community radio station KDNK in the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado, speaking with then-Station Manager Mary Suma. Hunter S. Thompson died of an apparent suicide:
MARY SUMA asked him about his book Kingdom of Fear: Loathesome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON: It started off - it's supposed to be a memoir; I think it started off as memoirs. You know, it just sort of -- a very quick and active story about how I got to be what I am today, you know, different key adventures in my life. Mainly it is fun. Yeah, I could use a little bit more editing, but everything could. It's a fun read. It's a very - pretty savage one. And it's clearly, not anti-Bush, but anti-war. See, I don't hate Bush personally. I used to know him. I used to do some drugs here and there.
MARY SUMA: Is that true, Hunter? What about, I didn't know that you were an unofficial adviser to Jimmy Carter.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON: Yeah. Weird things happen here and there. I got to know him early, two years before he ran, and he just looked like a pretty good bet to me, because I was a gambler, and I wanted to win. It was important to win at that time.
ANITA THOMPSON: Evan Dobelle, who was, among other things, Carter's Secretary of Protocol, he held a dinner in Hawaii about two months ago and Hunter was a guest of honor and he stood up to say and thank Hunter because Jimmy Carter would not be president if it wasn't for Hunter Thompson.
MARY SUMA: Really?
ANITA THOMPSON: Yeah. Isn't that cool?
Now that IS interesting:
By 1973, Jimmy Carter, till then a unknown hayseed from Georgia, had aligned himself with the Trilateral Commission, becoming a founding member. Three years later, in 1976, he was elected President and immediately commenced policies sanctioned by the Commission. Numerous members of his administration were also fellow members. None more so, than Brzezinski, who was placed in the enormously powerful National Security Adviser slot.
Critics, among them Senator Barry Goldwater, referred to the Commission as "David Rockerfeller's newest international cabal." Goldwater then added "it is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests…" Goldwater's comments revealed the true-working of how President's are made and elections won.
In his book "With No Apologies," Goldwater states "David Rockerfeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski found Jimmy Carter to be their ideal candidate. They helped him win the nomination and the presidency. To accomplish this purpose, they mobilised the money power of the Wall Street bankers, the intellectual influence of the academic community - which is subservient to the wealth of the great tax-exempt foundations - and the media controllers represented in the membership of the CFR and the Trilateral."
Disparaging democracy as unworkable, the Trilateralists proceeded to plan the carve up the globe into three principal and inter-related powers. These would be the United States of the America's, the United States of Europe and a Pacific Union. Big business, and especially trans national corporations would become the effective masters of the world.
- NEW WORLD ORDER & ELITE THINK TANKS By David Guyatt
MARY SUMA: Will we be at war in a year, Hunter?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON: I think so, without a doubt. Like I said, we've been at war for 13 years. We've been bombing that country that long and we've cut off everything, all their food, books, you know, close -- cut off all imports of books over there.
MARY SUMA: Have you ever been there?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON: Excuse me?
MARY SUMA: Have you ever been over there?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON: I don't think so. Not in any way that I was impressed by. I probably have gone through it or stopped there. I don't really know Iraq. I made a point of getting to know it a lot better. It was a very advanced, progressive country, had, what, 90% literacy, health care for the whole entire population. They were doing well, prosperous, high literacy. Many more book stores per capita in Iraq than there are in this country. Many. No more. We bombed their children. We killed their husbands and wives and we bombed them, and we saw her, and we're going to do it again. Just random killing like that, mass killing to force a population to get rid of Saddam so we can move in and take over and control the oil, God damn it, if that's not evil, I don't know what would be. You know, Bush, he's really the evil one in here. Well, more than just him. We're the Nazis in this game, and I don't like it. I'm embarrassed and I'm pissed off. Yeah. I mean to say something and I think a lot of people in this country agree with me. A lot more never say anything. We'll see what happens to me if I get my head cut off in the next week by -- it's always unknown Bush [inaudible] strangers who commit suicide right afterward. No witnesses. They have a new kind of crime.
MARY SUMA: Is that the CIA kind of crime?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON: Oh, absolutely. Anyone who's a successful criminal has got a crime. Absolutely no witnesses, no records. We can go on and on. I have to be restrained on the subject.
Why is this relevant?
Because Paul Bonacci - Lead witness to the original
Whitehouse child abuse scandals testimony...
"In other testimony, Bonacci said that Larry King was smiling and laughing the whole time the film was being shown, and that 'the men with the hoods' were a Satanic group which planned to use the dead boy in some sort of ceremony . He also named the director of the snuff film, whom they had picked up in Las Vegas, |
as 'Hunter Thompson'."
- libertyforum - quoted from 'The Franklin cover-up' [pp.102-105 & 327]
Recently arrested photographer Russell E. 'Rusty' Nelson-who according to U.S. District court testimony [2-5-1999] was impersonated by another photographer at Capitol Hill child sex parties during the Reagan and Bush presidencies, told us last week that in 1988 he refused Hunter Thompson's offer of $100,000 to film a graphic child sex 'snuff movie to be sold to wealthy private clients where a young boy would be murdered as a sacrifice.' -
Witness says 20-30 pedophile legislators abused abducted children - Tom Flocco
Russell (Rusty) Nelson:
June 28, 2000 - Retired FBI Agent in Los Angeles, Ted L. Gunderson, writes:
RUSSELL NELSON: WILL HE BE KILLED IN OREGON? OR WILL HE BE ALLOWED TO DOCUMENT CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT?
(Evidence of corruption linking the FBI, CIA, some top political figures, the Franklin case, missing children, including kidnap-victim Johnny Gosch, satanic abuse, CIA MK-Ultra Mind Control, Iran-Contra, and new arrests of possible American terrorists in Mexico)
Russell Nelson, central figure in the Franklin Credit Union scandal (1989 to present), has evidence, including photographs, that implicates prominent law enforcement and political figures, including two past U.S. presidents, in crimes of child abuse, pornography, kidnapping (e.g., missing-child Johnny Gosch), drug smuggling, money laundering, illegal campaign financing, and illegal activities by the FBI and CIA. There appear to be ties to Iran-Contra.
Since 1989, much of the evidence has been confiscated from Rusty Nelson. Some of the evidence remains hidden. In May, 2000, Nelson was taken into custody for a parole violation in Nebraska and is to be extradicted to Oregon, away from the watchful eyes of his attorney, family, and friends. Ted Gunderson (this writer and investigator of the Franklin cover-up) and Nelson's attorney, John De Camp (Author of "The Franklin Cover-Up") believe Nelson's life is in danger. This report is in an effort to prevent his being "suicided", or otherwise suspiciously killed. Ted Gunderson report
March 13th 2005 - Tom Flocco.com reports:
Photographer for White House child sex ring arrested after Thompson suicide
WASHINGTON -- March 13, 2005 -- TomFlocco.com -- Photographer Russell E. "Rusty" Nelson was recently arrested two days after journalist Hunter Thompson reportedly committed suicide four weeks ago on February 10, according to two phone interviews with attorney John DeCamp last week.
Nelson was allegedly employed by a former Republican Party activist to take pictures of current or retired U.S. House-Senate members and other prominent government officials engaging in sexual criminality by receiving or committing sodomy and other sex acts on children during the Reagan-Bush 41 administrations.
Hunter Thompson's death and the news blackout of Rusty Nelson's simultaneous arrest raise questions that someone may be attempting to limit Nelson's freedom or threaten him, since according to testimony, both men had allegedly witnessed homosexual prostitution and pedophile criminal acts in a suppressed but far-reaching child sex-ring probe closely linked to Senate and House members--but also former President George H. W. Bush. [In U.S. District Court testimony, Rusty Nelson told Judge Warren Urbom he took 20,000 to 30,000 pictures. - Free Press Int. back up
My back up
Hunter S Thompsom Frame up....?
Nelson's U.S. District Court testimony weaves a curious tale regarding his impersonation so that abducted children and others would identify him as the child porn photographer should it be necessary:
"Q: How did you come to know Larry King?...
A: I needed to find a decent job and he [Ron, who hired Rusty Nelson for photos at club named Max's] goes 'I know somebody who probably be able to use a good photographer, I'll talk to him...All of a sudden, here's [Franklin Credit Union's] Larry King, I had no idea who he was...and next thing I'm on a private jet to Washington, DC and just lavishly being spent money on, clothes..."
Q: How old were you?...
A: About 24, 25...maybe 23...
Q: Did you function as a photographer for Larry?...
A: Oh, yes.
Q: Did you function as a photographer for Larry?...
A: Oh, yes.
Q: What did you photograph?
A: Things like the opening of Prince's Palace, a restaurant, a jazz club he started...took pictures at his mansion on Embassy Row...he kept wanting me to do kiddie porn, gay porn. I wanted no part of it...he went to the extent of insisting I wear certain clothes, my hair had to be a certain way...Nancy Reagan's hairdresser [Robin Weir] did my hair. Permed it, everything, totally changed my appearance...I happened to come across a man who was also a photographer for Larry. Whose appearance was almost identical to mine...I came to gather I was being run as the front man for the fall and this other person was doing the actual hard core kiddie porn...I heard somebody was passing themselves off as myself, as Rusty Nelson..."
[U.S. District Court, Nebraska, U.S. Senior District Judge Warren Urbom, February 5, 1999, Sworn testimony of Russell E. Nelson, pp. 40-43]
Did you get all that?
Now, Nelson also said in the interview that "Hunter Thompson" offered him money to film some kiddie snuff porn. And in the article in Pointblank Des Moines last week, former FBI agent Ted Gunderson said that several of the children in the CIA/Bohemian Grove/BoysTown/etc. pedophile ring also said "Hunter Thompson" filmed kiddie porn (as did Paul Bonacci in his court case).
If Rusty Nelson's story is true -- that someone who looked like Rusty Nelson and was running around making elite kiddie porn and telling everyone he was "Rusty Nelson" was truly NOT Rusty Nelson -- then, why should we think that the person who looked like Hunter Thompson and told everyone at the kiddie porn shoots that he was "Hunter Thompson" was indeed Hunter Thompson?
Indeed, it would make more sense to posit a consistent modus operandi among the perps and look at Thompson as the victim of a frame-up.
Hunter S Thompsons last book was called 'the kingdom of fear'
Written in 2003, within it was a chapter entitled
'JESUS HATED BALD PUSSIES'
The difference between an outlaw and a war criminal is the difference between a pedophile and
a Pederast: The pedophile is a person who thinks about sexual behavior with children, and the Pederast
does these things. He lays hands on innocent children, he penetrates them and changes their lives forever.
Being the object of a pedophile's warped affections is a Routine feature of growing up in America, and
being a victim of a Pederast's crazed "love" is part of dying. Innocence is no longer an option. Once
penetrated, the child becomes a Queer in his own mind, and that is not much different than murder.
Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads? Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this
innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and
fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad
Ali locked up for refusing to kill "gooks". They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the
American character. They are racists and hate mongers among us-they are the Ku Klux Klan.
I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not.
he also wrote this:
The Autumn months are never a calm time in America. Back to Work, Back to School, Back to Football Practice, etc. ... Autumn is a very Traditional period, a time of strong Rituals and the celebrating of strange annual holidays like Halloween and Satanism and the fateful Harvest Moon, which can have ominous implications for some people.
Autumn is always a time of Fear and Greed and Hoarding for the winter coming on. Debt collectors are active on old people and fleece the weak and helpless. They want to lay in enough cash to weather the known horrors of January and February. There is always a rash of kidnapping and abductions of school children in the football months. Pre-teens of both sexes are traditionally seized and grabbed off the streets by gangs of organized Perverts.
Prepare for the Weirdness
By Hunter S. Thompson ESPN.com
Nov. 20, 2000
IS THIS A MASSIVE HINT? Was he In too deep?
What did he witness while hanging with friends
of the Manson 'family' and the Hells Angels in the 60-70's?
Another question, Where, if you were Hunter S Thompson, do you buy the BEST drugs from, in a seamless supply for decades? The CIA perhaps...
or am i just letting my imagination run wild with this whole scenario?
[Captain Al] Hubbard's secret connections allowed him to expose over 6,000 people to LSD before it was effectively banned in '66. He shared the sacrament with a prominent Monsignor of the Catholic Church in North America, explored the roots of alcoholism with AA founder Bill Wilson, and stormed the pearly gates with Aldus Huxley (in a session that resulted in the psychedelic tome Heaven and Hell), as well as supplying most of the Beverly Hills psychiatrists, who, in turn, turned on actors Cary Grant, James Coburn, Jack Nicholson, novelist Anais Nin, and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. - Todd Brendan Fahey
"See, I don't hate Bush personally. I used to know him. I used to do some drugs here and there..."
GW Partying with the gonzo...
In 1974, George W Bush spent Superbowl Sunday at a party hosted by Hunter S. Thompson . When asked decades later if he remembered whether Bush had used any drugs at his party, Thompson replied:
"I can't be expected to remember what every drug-addled yuppie hanger-oner who wanted to get close to me during a football game twenty-five years ago digested. There were so many dope fiends milling about, I don't remember what some Yalie named Bush, whose father was a factotum in the Nixon Administration, was doing. But he strikes me as the sort of person I would have thrown out of the room. A rich, beer-drunk yahoo with a big allowance who passes out in your bathtub. ... I don't want to become the Deep Drug Throat. ... I won't do it." source
another rumour thread
What are the 'best drugs'???
Quick Facts about: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Published in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a first-person account by a journalist of a trip to Las Vegas with his "300-pound Samoan" attorney to cover a narcotics officers' convention and the "fabulous Mint 400" motorcycle race. During the trip the journalist and his lawyer become sidetracked by a search for the American dream with the aid of heroic amounts of LSD
A powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acidLSD,
ether [A colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic ether, ]
and numerous other drugs. The journalist and the attorney are never named, but they are obviously thinly-diguised versions of Thompson himself, and his friend and lawyer Oscar Zeta Acosta - source
What is Adrenachrome?
Is it a harmless:
Studies in the mid-twentieth century have indicated that adrenochrome is metabolized as one of two other substances, dihydroxyindole or adrenolutin. Dihydroxyindole may balance the anxiety and depression effects of adrenaline to reduce tension and irritability. Defective processing of adrenochrome, however, primarily produces the toxic adrenolutin instead, which combines with adrenochrome. The adrenochrome-adrenolutin combination is hypothesized by Dr. Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond to result in disruption of the brain's normal chemical processes. This disruption, according to their hypothesis, would be responsible for the symptomatology of schizophrenia.
This hypothesis has long been abandoned.
An adrenochrome solution would likely be synthesized by a process involving suspension of adrenochrome in an aqueous solution (likely water to suspend and trace HCl to dissolve). Silver oxide or catechol oxidase would be added for the requisite oxidation process, and the solution filtered to remove the adrenochrome.
Adrenochrome semicarbazone is often mentioned as a recreational drug. However, it is not a psychedelic hallucinogenic drug and its psychoactive effects are described as very mild or have been questioned at all.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author Hunter S. Thompson mentions adrenochrome in his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In the book it is derived from a living donor's adrenal gland (removing the gland kills the donor). As such, it is purported to be very exotic, and very intense: "the first wave felt like a combination of mescalin and methedrine". The adrenochrome scene also appears in the novel's film adaptation. In the DVD commentary, director Terry Gilliam admits that his and Thompson's portrayal is fictional hyperbole. - wikipedia.org
or a strange exotic drug:
an Elixir type stimulant which is adreneline garnered from the pineal gland of a sacrificed human subject
"Hunter S. Thompson did write in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas about receiving Adrenochrome from a Satanist. Adrenochrome is a material that is now synthesized in a lab, but originally obtained from human sacrifices." - source
In 1952, the first International Congress of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) was held in Amsterdam. IHEU represents more than 3 million members in 30 countries. The early sponsors of IHEU were also instrumental in founding the United Nations. They included Lord Boyd Orr -- first head of the World Food Organization, Sir Julian Huxley, first head of UNESCO and Canadian physician Brock Chisholm, first head of the World Health Organization. In 1952 British psychiatrists Humphrey Osmond and John Smythies published "A New Approach to Schizophrenia," theorizing that when the body is confronted with extreme anxiety it produces the hallucinogen adrenochrome, inducing schizophrenic or psychotic reactions. The next year they flew out to bring Aldous Huxley a vial of mescaline. Huxley later cabled his editor that mescaline was "the most extraordinary and significant experience available to human beings this side of the Beatific Vision." He then dashed off The Doors of Perception in a month. In The Doors of Perception he wrote: "The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less cocksure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable Mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend." - The Aquarian Conspiracy
question: when was the Adrenachrome hypothesis discredited?|
put this in google you get nothing
Apparently, Dr Hoffers Hypothesis is alive and well - Is it just quackery?
September 10, 2001:
Psychosis is not caused by drug deficiency, but rather by a functional
nutritional deficiency. There is a chemical found in quantity in the bodies
of schizophrenic persons. It is an indole called adrenochrome. Adrenochrome
(which is oxidized adrenalin) has an almost mescaline-like effect on the
body. That might well explain their behavior. Niacin serves to reduce the
body's production of this toxic material. It takes a lot of niacin to do the
Dr. Hoffer says: "Dr. Humprhry Osmond, John Smythies and I originated the
adrenochrome hypothesis in 1954. We are delighted that (after some 45 years)
this hypothesis which has been so fruitful in directing research, which was
one of the roots of orthomolecular medicine, is at last receiving serious
examination in the establishment literature. It is likely that over the next
decade there will be a major explosion of interest into adrenochrome and
similar oxidized derivatives of the catechol amines."
Is the scary myth of Adrenochrome just a cover?
Is Adrenochrome actually the chemical that can be stimulated to stop the effects of trauma based induced schizophrenia caused by ritual abuse using LSD and other hallucinegens?
Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, 1984
Grof: I am very interested in one particular hypothesis concerning the effects of LSD. It was formulated by Dr. Harold Abramson and his team in New York City. On the basis of some animal experiments, particularly with the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), they came to the conclusion that the most relevant aspect of the LSD effect involves the enzymatic transfer of oxygen on the subcellular level. For me this was interesting, because it could account for the similarity between the LSD effects and the experiences associated with the process of dying. And there might also be connections to the effects of the holotropic breathwork that my wife Christina and I have developed. Unfortunately, it seems that this research remained limited to that one paper; I have not seen any additional supportive evidence for this hypothesis.
Hofmann: There was another hypothesis, where the emphasis was, I believe, on the effect of LSD on the degradation of adrenaline and noradrenaline leading to abnormal oxidation products (Hoffer and Osmond's adrenochrome and adrenolutine hypothesis). But none of this has been confirmed and the question of the effective mechanisms of LSD is still open. In addition, it is important to realize that there is an enormous leap from chemistry to psychological experience. There are limits to what this basic chemical background can tell us about consciousness.
Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, 1984
and the following from:
CHAPTER VI - DEVELOPMENTAL FORCING - 6.1 SPONTANEOUS DEVELOPMENTAL FORCING: SCHIZOPHRENIA
Another writer who supports the importance of serotonin is Edmunds (1968:26) who, speaking of pineal gland hormones, says:
One of the three isolated has been termed A.G.T. for short, and has a structure very closely related to harmaline, the active agent in caapi, a potion of jungle vine which Peruvian Indians take to induce hallucinations and delusions, and which is derived from serotonin, another of the three hormones isolated. This provides an interesting link with adrenochrome and adrenolution, which are end products of adrenaline metabolism on the body, which are also linked chemically to serotonin and A.G.T., and which are known to be powerful hallucinogenic agents. -
JOHN CURTIS GOWAN
Dr. Gowan became interested in gifted children after the Russians gained superiority in space with the 1957 launch of Sputnik. He formed the National Association of Gifted Children the following year. He was the group's executive director and president from 1975 to 1979 and over the years wrote more than 100 articles and fourteen books on gifted children, teacher evaluation, child development, and creativity.
from The Illuminati Formula Used to Create
an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave
by Cisco Wheeler and Fritz Springmeier
The Science of Body Manipulation and Programming
A. The Scarring of the Brain Stem
It takes a good memory to remember computer languages and programming. These whiz kids, who were both programmed with Monarch programming and had their brain stems scarred can be seen in some of the University computer departments and the intelligence/military agencies' computers rooms.
For instance, at Ft. Meade, the NSA has 2 buildings which contain a completely self-sufficient intelligence operation. (The complex has its own stores, bank, dry cleaning, dentistry, barber shop, PX, hospital, as well as the normal snack bars and cafeteria that Federal buildings often have.) This complex which is internally guarded by cameras watching all the corridors, has several major computer rooms where whiz kids are employed. Movement by these whiz kids, requires that they have the proper I.D. attached to them. The CIA which has had an ongoing project to create them, has called them "Compu-kids." Some of the elevators are private and operate only with the proper key. The NSA's computers participate in electronically watching the world. Another example of where compu-kids (slaves with scarred brain stems) work on big computers (incl. a Beast computer) is at Area 51 (Dreamland), NV.
The method of scarring the reticular formation of the brain stem is accomplished electronically. The RNA piles up and breaks the continuity of the signals coming through. Different people's bodies are able to tolerate different levels of abuse. Many of the brain stem scarring victims die, or end up with a pseudo-Multiple Sclerosis. Many children are coming into hospitals and being misdiagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis when in fact they are damaged from programming and brain stem scarring.
If the victim is successfully given a photographic memory through their entire alter system due to brain stem scarring, then they are often programmed to see what are called "hieroglyphics" (that is the cover name) which is really just the "Intergalactic Language" that NASA developed in the 1960s and then turned around and used to program slaves with photographic memories. Under the cover of research projects like N67-3042 (17 p. 3022) "Language structure and message decoding for interplanetary decoding." in 1967 and N65-32284 20-3414 in 1965 entitled "Symbol science for communication language of humans, animals, and inanimate objects --application to mathematics, cybernetics, and automation." The actual study no. or no.s for the Intergalactic Language is not known, but they should appear somewhere in the voluminous Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports that NASA puts out each year. The script of this language was shown in the beginning credits of the strange movie Lawnmower Man. Some of the symbols are similar to Ascii Computer language (which is a language that interfaces with many other computer languages, so that one language can be translated into another language). The Monarch slaves are told that this is an alien language. - source
|| Michael A. Aquino & the Temple of Set.
Michael A. Aquino is the founder of another Satanic Church named the Temple of Set. (Set being the Egyptian god of the underworld) Aquino was originally a member of LaVey's Church of Satan. Aquino served as the High Priest of the Temple of Set until he retired the position, which is now held by Don Webb.
The Temple of Set was founded in 1975 by Michael Aquino and a group of other members of the Church of Satan who left that organization because of disagreements with its administration and philosophy. Aquino and his follows believed that LaVey and the Church of Satan were too commercial and not a serious enough Satanic organization. Aquino essentially accused LaVey of operating the Church of Satan merely for profit. In the book, The Book of Coming Forth by Night (1985) Aquino describes what seems to be a call to start the his cult and speaks in the first person as Set, the Egyptian Satan. The Temple of Set considers itself a real religion and unlike the Church of Satan is incorporated in and recognized as a religion by the state of California and the federal government of the U.S.A. The Temple of Set's official website is Xeper.org (An Egyptian word, roughly translated as "self-improvement" or "self-creation")
In 1981, Major Michael A. Aquino collaborated with Colonel Paul E. Vallely to produce a paper entitled From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory. The paper was submitted to Military Review and Parameter, the publication of the U.S. Army War College. The paper describes how psychological warfare should be used against the American people and, "MindWar should take full advantage of such phenomena as atmospheric electromagnetic activity, air ionization, and extremely low frequency waves." (Aquino - From PSYOP to MindWar p. 9-10) (See Mind Control) While on a NATO tour of Europe in 1982 he performed a Satanic ritual in the Westphalian castle that Heinrich Himmler's elite SS used for the same reason, and apparently unquestioned by others in the force.
During the 1980s Aquino, his wife, and another were accused of ritual child sexual abuse involving a US Army base near Presidio, California, but no charges were filed against Aquino. Controversy still surrounds the allegations. Prosecutor Susan Gray had been able to get a grand jury to charge Gary Hambright, a worker at the daycare center with molesting only one child. Three months after Hambight's arrest the charges were dismissed. US District Court Judge William Schwarzer refused to allow the admission of so-called hearsay statements, and ruled that the children would not serve as competent witnesses because of their age. - the resistance manifesto.
Or is it those Charles Manson links coming back to haunt Hunter?
By 1967, when he was finally released, Manson had spent most of his adult life in jail, mostly for such offenses as car theft and credit card fraud. He also worked some time as a pimp. He gathered a group of followers, which he referred to as the Family, a commune bound together by fanatical loyalty to Manson, and a negation of all moral precepts.
He soon afterwards moved to Los Angeles, at first basing himself and the Family in Pacific Palisades and then taking over an un-used ranch in the western San Fernando Valley formerly used to make western movies, the Spahn Ranch. Inspired by the Beatles song "Helter Skelter" and other songs off the White Album, he became convinced of an impending race war and nuclear attack, based on Biblical prophecy in the Book of Revelation.
He implied to his followers that he was Jesus Christ, saying he had died before, some 2,000 years ago. However, when asked directly in court he said, "I may be Jesus Christ. I have not yet decided who I am." Around the time the family was formed, he is said to have begun calling himself by a slightly different name, Charles Willis Manson (his real name was "Charles Milles Manson"), allegedly because it could be read symbolically as "Charles Will Is Man's Son". He had also been strongly influenced by Scientology and it is hypothesized, an obscure cult or belief known as The Process (also known as the Church of the Final Judgement).
Although only a few members of the Family came to national attention, the Family itself seems to have been quite a significant size, estimates of up to 100 people (of varying degrees of involvement) associated with the Family have been quoted beyond the "hard core" of around 30. - wikipedia.org
The process church - Jehovah, Christ, Satan and Lucifer all equal parts - compare with 'esoteric freemasonry', 'the illuminati' and 'the fellowship'
The Process Church combined community activism with a peculiar set of beliefs: Jehovah, Christ, Satan and Lucifer were not enemies, but all equal parts of Creation. These four personalities were all venerated, though only the 'good guys' were truly worshipped at first. Like many cults that formed in the late 1960s, the Processeans depended on both youthful enthusiasm and cultish practices of separation, unquestioned beliefs that they were the chosen ones, and an apocalyptic worldview. The Church's use of Scientology 'techniques' in order to determine the subconscious drives of members (drives personified by the four archetypes), and its misuse of Alfred Adler's view of the subconscious, helped keep members in line while 'The Teacher' Robert DeGrimston and 'The Oracle' Mary Anne Maclean waited for the end of the world. The world didn't end, but the 1960s did, with the Manson murders. Manson was originally associated with the Process by several writers (he contributed a meditation on Death to a Process newsletter), most notably in The Family: The Manson Group And Its Aftermath (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1971), a book about Manson written by Ed Sanders, and now available in a revised form as The Family: The Story Of Charles Manson's Dune Buggy Attack Battalion (New York: Panther, 1973). - the process church of the final judgment
Mind control - traumatic abuse aids the creation of 'alters'....
Many different levels within the subject which contain
information, abilities, functions
Hypnosis in Multiple Personality Disorder: Ritual Abuse
There appears to be some Green Programming below that and I suspect that you get down to fewer and more central programs the deeper you go. Well, all Green Programming is Ultra-Green and the Green Tree. Cabalistic mysticism is mixed all into this. If you're going to work with this you need to pick up a couple of books on the Cabala. One is by a man named Dion Fortune called "Qabala" with a "q," Dion Fortune. Another is by Ann Huffer-Heller and it's called "The Kabbalah." I knew nothing about the Cabala. It was interesting. A patient had sat in my waiting area, got there considerably early and drew a detailed multicolored Cabalistic Tree over two years ago. It took me two months to figure out what it was. Finally, showing it to somebody else who said, "You know? That looks an awful lot like the Cabala Tree" and that rang a bell with some esoteric in an old book and I dug it out. That was the background of Dr. Green.
Now the interesting thing about the Green Tree is his original name was Greenbaum. What does "greenbaum" mean in German? Green Tree, Ultra-Tree and the Green Tree. I've also had patients who didn't appear to know that his original name was Greenbaum, volunteered that there were parts inside named Mr. Greenbaum. Now let me give you some information about parts inside that may be helpful to you if you're going to inquire about these things, because my experience is one part will give you some information and either run dry or get defensive or scared and stop. and so you punt and you make an end run and you come around the other direction, you find another part. I'll tell you several parts to ask for and ask if there's a part by this name. And, by the way, when I'm screening patients and fiddling around with this, I throw in a bunch of spurious ones and ask, "Is there a part inside by this name and by that name" as a check on whether or not it appears genuine. For example. "In addition to the core," I ask, "is there a part inside named Wisdom?" Wisdom is a part of the Cabalistic Tree. Wisdom, I've often found, will be helpful and give you a lot of information. "Is there a part inside named Diana?" I mean I may throw in all sorts of things. "Is there a part inside named Zelda?" I've never encountered one yet! Just to see what kind of answers we get. I try to do this carefully. Diana is a part that, in the Cabalistic system, is associated with a part called the Foundation. You will be fascinated to know that.
Remember the Process Church? Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, was killed by the Manson Family who were associated with the Process Church? A lot of prominent people in Hollywood were associated and then they went underground, the books say, in about seventy-eight and vanished? Well, they're alive and well in southern Utah. We have a thick file in the Utah Department of Public Safety documenting that they moved to southern Utah, north of Monument Valley, bought a movie ranch in the desert, renovated it, expanded it, built a bunch of buildings there, carefully monitored so that very few people go out of there and no one can get in and changed their name.
A key word in their name is "Foundation." The Foundation.
- D.C.Hammond via cassiopaea
The Fellowship, also known as 'The Family' & The International Foundation
A letter from Arlington County's Department of Inspection Services to Coe's attorneys, dated September 20, 1976, granted the Fellowship use of the Cedars as a 'place of worship.' The Fellowship would provide more than just a place of worship at the Cedars. The estate would become the site for international intrigue and charges from neighbors that troubled young people staying at the home were being subjected to mind control.
In 1984, the Fellowship achieved a record at its National Prayer Breakfast. The 34th such gathering attracted representatives from over 100 nations. Similar prayer breakfasts were held in over 500 American cities. Conservative politicians were being tapped as never before for future service to the goals of the Fellowship and its affiliates.
Moreover, the Christian fundamentalists were gaining influence in the media. Pat Robertson's 700 Club began the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), which cleverly combined news broadcasts with religious programming.
- the fellowship
Hunter S Thompson wrote 'Fear and loathing on the Campaign Trial' - an expose of the Nixon election process...
and...Bob Woodward - another exposer of President Nixon recently made an announcement...
reported February 6, 2005
Bob Woodward, a reporter on the team that covered the Watergate story, has advised his executive editor at the Washington Post that Throat is ill. And Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Post and one of the few people to whom Woodward confided his source's identity, has publicly acknowledged that he has written Throat's obituary. - source
Is there any link to Bob Woodward [book & snake CIA cousin to the skull & Bones BUSH]
announcing that 'DEEP THROAT' was close to death?
Was this in fact a warning to Thompson to keep quiet
on the whole world Underground Pedophile / organ harvesting / mass conversion movement?
Is an announcement of 'deep throat' actually a codeword for:
"There is a whistleblower"
Does a hint of 'writing someones obituary' actually mean:
"Assassinate the target"
Bob Woodward: A Military intelligence damage limitation operation
The staunchly conservative Bob Woodward grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. A good student at Yale, he was ultimately one of fifteen seniors "tapped" for one of that university's secret societies, Book and Snake, a cut below the more infamous Skull and Bones, but the top of the second-tier fraternities.
Woodward had his first journalistic experience working for the Banner, a Yale publication. In his 1965 yearbook he was referred to as a "Banner mogul." Havill writes, Certainly, with the CIA encouraged to recruit on the Yale campus, particularly among history majors and secret societies, it is more than reasonable to assume Bob may have been one of those approached by the agency, or by a military intelligence unit, especially after four years of naval ROTC training.
Although it would answer a lot of questions that have been raised about Bob Woodward, at this point one can only speculate as to whether he was offered the chance to become a "double-wallet guy," as CIA agents who have two identities are dubbed. It would certainly be understandable if he decided not to adhere to the straight and accepted the submerged patriotic glamour and extra funds that such a relationship would provide. It would also explain the comments of Pulitzer Prize-winning author J. Anthony Lukas, when he wrote in 1989 that Bob Woodward was "temperamentally secretive, loathe to volunteer information about himself," or the Washingtonian's remarks in 1987: "He is secretive about everything." As Esquire magazine put it, summing up in its 1992 article on Bob, "What is he hiding?" - source
Could it be possible that the source responsible for the Bob Woodward [CIA] and Carl Bernsteins Watergate exposee - one which led to the outing of Nixon from office was actually an ally of George Bush Sr. who was desperate to get into the Whitehouse?
In the view of the dominant school of pro-regime journalism, the essence of the Watergate scandal lies in the illegal espionage and surveillance activity of the White House covert operations team, the so-called Plumbers, who are alleged to have been caught during an attempt to buglarize the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office building near the Potomac. The supposed goal of the break-in was to filch information and documents while planting bugs. According to the official legend of the Washington Post and Hollywood, Nixon and his retainers responded to the arrest of the buglars by compounding their original crime with obstruction of justice and all of the abuses of a coverup. Then the Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, dedicated partizans of the truth, blew the story open with the help of Woodward's mysterious source Deep Throat, setting into motion the investigation of the Senate committee under Sam Ervin, leading to impeachment proceedings by Rep. Peter Rodino's House Judiciary Committee which ultimately forced Nixon to resign.
The received interpretation of the salient facts of the Watergate episode is a fantastic and grotesque distortion of historical truth. Even the kind of cursory examination of the facts in Watergate which we can permit ourselves within the context of a biography of Watergate figure George Bush will reveal that the actions which caused the fall of Nixon cannot be reduced to the simplistic account just summarized. There is, for example, the question of the infiltration of the White House staff and of the Plumbers themselves by members and assets of the intelligence community whose loyalty was not to Nixon, but to the Anglo-American financier elite.
This includes the presence among the Plumbers of numerous assets of the Central Intelligence Agency, and specifically of the CIA bureaus traditionally linked to George Bush, such as the Office of Security- Security Research Staff and the Miami Station with its pool of Cuban operatives.
George Bush Sr. -The unauthorized Biography
Some thirty admirals and generals considered that Richard M. Nixon together with Henry Kissinger had committed treason in the way they conducted the Viet Nam War. Apparently these military brass did not, however, want to conduct a public execution of Nixon---a political assassination---and hence, they instigated Bob Woodward of Naval Intelligence with no journalism background, to be the front for a story of Nixon's misdeeds.
- Sherman Skolnick
...now it gets interesting...
Feb 20th - Hunter S Thompsons apparent suicide...
- a guy who was - a feind of kinds [albeit a lovable one]
for an example read this short story
Fear and Loathing in Elko,
by Hunter S. Thompson, January 23, 1992
published in 'Rolling Stone' magazine -
A man who couldn't get access to Whitehouse
press credentials while reporting for Rolling Stone...
but actually stood and talked with Nixon on many occasions...
excerpt from "Fear and Lothing on the campaign trail '72" - page 55-56
"...but suddenly i was seized from behind and jerked away from the plane Good God, I thought as i reeled backwards
, Here we go...Watch out! somebody was shouting. Get the cigarette. A hand lashed out of the darkness to snatch the cigarette out of my mouth, then other hands kept me from falling and I recognize the voice of Nick Ruwe, Nixon's chief advance man for New Hampshire, saying, 'God dammit, Hunter, you nearly blew up the plane!'
I shrugged. He was right. I'd been leaning over the fueltank with a burning butt in my mouth. Nixon smiled and reached out to shake hands again, while Ruwe muttered darkly and the others stared down at the asphalt.
The plane took off and I rode back to the holiday Inn with Nick Ruwe. We laughed about the cigarette scare, but he was still brooding. 'What worries me,' he said, 'is that nobody else noticed it. Christ, those guys get paid to protect the Boss...'
'Very bad show', I said 'especially when you remember that I did about three king-size Marlboros while we were standing there. Hell, I was flicking the butts away, lighting new ones...You people are lucky i'm a sane, responsible Journalist; otherwise I might have hurled my flaming Zippo into the fuel tank.'
'Not you' he said, ' egomaniacs don't do that kind of thing.' he smiled. 'You wouldn't do anything you could'nt write about, would you?'
'You're probably right', I said, 'Kamikaze is not my style. I much prefer subtleties, the low-key approach - because I am, after all, a professional.'
'We know. That's why you're along.'
Will the real deep-throat stand up?
The man who was the No. 2 at the FBI in the early 1970s was Deep Throat, the source who leaked information about Watergate that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, the Washington Post confirmed on its Web site on Tuesday. The former executive editor of the paper, Ben Bradlee, told The Post that he knew the paper was "on the right track" by using W. Mark Felt.
The identity of Deep Throat was first revealed in a Vanity Fair magazine article posted Tuesday.
According to a story, Felt, 91, told John D. O'Connor: "I'm the guy they called Deep Throat."
Some convinced, some still doubt
The news was not surprising to some observers.
"I am highly persuaded that this is the fellow," said former Nixon White House adviser David Gergen, who added that secondary questions remain. "Why in the world did he do it? What was behind it? And why now?"
Still, one prominent Watergate figure expressed misgivings. "I've got grave doubts about the story," said the figure, who asked not to be identified.
"The guy might think he's Throat, but if he is, it raises some serious questions about Woodward's journalism.
"There's a tremendous amount of information that Throat gives Woodward that's wrong. Felt, in a piece in the Atlantic recently, denied he was Throat, and he said that had he been Deep Throat, he would have had better information."
"Also, the info that Throat is giving to Woodward at the end of Watergate is not information that Felt would have had access to at the FBI. I don't think he was at the FBI at that time. It's possible he could have gotten access, but I don't think he did.
"Plus, I gather that Woodward and Bernstein have refused to comment on the [Vanity Fair] reports. But that doesn't make sense -- if Felt is Throat, then wouldn't he have been able to release Woodward and Bernstein from their confidentiality agreement? Why wouldn't he?
"Wouldn't they have all talked beforehand about this interview he was doing with the magazine?" - Cnn
the Cloak & Dagger myth perpetuted to cover what?
Woodward tells of first meeting
From correspondents in Washington
June 02, 2005
A CHANCE encounter with a senior FBI official in 1970 grew into a friendship and as the Watergate scandal unfolded the official became the "Deep Throat" source for the stories that helped bring down President Richard Nixon, reporter Bob Woodward wrote in The Washington Post today.
Woodward said he was a young Navy lieutenant on a errand at the White House when he first met Mark Felt,
who was unveiled this week as the instrumental source for the Post's Watergate stories written by Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
"I asked Felt for his phone number and he gave me the direct line to his office," Woodward wrote.
He said he came to regard the senior FBI official as a friend and a mentor and kept in touch with him.
Mr Felt was promoted to the No. 3 position at the FBI in July 1971, about a year before J. Edgar Hoover's death and the Watergate break-in, and two months before Woodward joined The Washington Post.
Woodward said he turned to Felt after he and Bernstein wrote about the break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington.
"This was the moment when a source or friend in the investigative agencies of government is invaluable," Woodward said.
"I called Felt at the FBI ... It would be our first talk about Watergate."
Woodward said Mr Felt told him the Watergate burglary case was going to "heat up" for reasons he could not explain and abruptly hung up. But he started providing guidance on the story, Woodward said.
"Felt believed he was protecting the bureau by finding a way, clandestine as it was, to push some of the information from the FBI interviews and files out to the public, to help build public and political pressure to make Nixon and his people answerable. He had nothing but contempt for the Nixon White House and their efforts to manipulate the bureau for political reasons," Woodward wrote.
Given the complexity of the fast-breaking Watergate story, Woodward said, there was "little tendency or time" to consider the motives of sources. He also noted that Mr Felt was immensely disappointed at being passed over to succeed Hoover.
The clandestine exchanges began when Woodward went to Mr Felt's home in suburban Virginia one night after failing to reach him by telephone.
He and Mr Felt worked out a notification system for when either of them wanted a meeting, Woodward said.
He said he signalled Mr Felt using a small red flag in an empty flowerpot on his apartment balcony. Mr Felt would put a signal in Woodward's copy of The New York Times delivered outside his apartment.
"How this was done, I never knew," Woodward wrote. "Page 20 would be circled, and the hands of a clock in the lower part of the page would be drawn to indicate the time of the meeting that night."
Woodward said he did not know at the time that in Mr Felt's earliest days at the FBI, during World War II, Mr Felt had learned a lot about German spying and after the war spent time keeping suspected Soviet agents under surveillance. - The Australian
Was Felt involved in operation paperclip? - the Gehlen organisation?
IE: did he help smuggle and deal with the remnants of the Nazi war machine?
Deep Throat Cover Blown, Washington Post Still Sucks
June 1, 2005 - Greg Palast
Think about it. It's been 33 years since cub reporters Woodward and Bernstein pulled down the pants of the Nixon operation and exposed its tie-in to the Watergate burglary. That marks a third of a century since the Washington Post has broken a major investigative story. I got a hint of why the long, dry spell when I met Mark Hosenball, "investigative" reporter for the Washington Post's magazine, Newsweek.
It was in the summer of 2001. A few months earlier, for the Guardian papers of Britain, I'd discovered that Katherine Harris and Governor Jeb Bush of Florida had removed tens of thousands of African-Americans from voter registries before the 2000 election, thereby fixing the race for George Bush. Hosenball said the Post-Newsweek team "looked into it and couldn't find anything."
Nothing at all? What I found noteworthy about the Post's investigation was that "looking into it" involved their reporters chatting with Florida officials -- but not bothering to look at the voter purge list itself.
Yes, I admit the Washington Post ran my story -- seven months after the election -- but with the key info siphoned out, such as the Bush crew's destruction of evidence and the salient fact that almost all those purged were Democrats. In other words, the story was drained of anything which might discomfit the new residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Let's not pick on the Post alone. Viacom Corporation's CBS News also spiked the story. Why? "We called Jeb Bush's office," a CBS producer told me, and Jeb's office denied Jeb did wrong. End of story.
During the Clinton years, the Washington Post and Newsweek allowed reporter Mike Isikoff to sniff at the President's zipper and write about our Commander-in-Chief's Lewinsky. But when it came to a big story about dirty energy industry money for Clinton's campaigns, Mike told me his editors didn't "give a sh--" and so he passed the material for me to print in England.
Today, Bob Woodward rules as the Post's Managing Editor. And how is he "managing" the news? After the September 11 attack, when we needed an independent press to keep us from hysteria-driven fascism, Woodward was given "access" to the president, writing Bush at War,a fawning, puke-making fairy tale of a take-charge president brilliantly leading the war against Terror.
Woodward's news-oid story is a symptom of a disease epidemic in US journalism. The illness is called, "access." In return for a supposedly "inside" connection to the powers that be, the journalists in fact become conduits for disinformation sewerage.
And woe to any journalist who annoys the politicians and loses "access." Career-wise, they're DOA.
Here's a good place to tote up part of the investigative reporter body count. There's Bob Parry forced out of the Associated Press for the crime of uncovering Ollie North's arms-for-hostages game. And there's Gary Webb, hounded to suicide for documenting the long-known history of the CIA's love-affair with drug runners. The list goes on. Even the prize-laden Seymour Hersh was, he told me, exiled from the New York Times and now has to write from the refuge of a fashion magazine.
And notice someone missing in the Deep Throat extravaganza? Carl Bernstein, the brains and soul of the All-the-President's-Men duo, is notably absent from the staff of the Post or any other US newspaper.
from the Alex Jones show -
JONES: Well let me just add this. I mean, we have the New York Post: 'Top gay porn star services moguls at Bohemian Grove... I mean I have Parade magazine articles, Spy magazine articles from the 80s where, as I said they bus in the gay prostitutes like Beluga caviar for our "Christian conservative" leaders... And is that what Hunter S. Thompson was on to?
ROBERTS: He certainly knew all about that and I believe had written about it. I don't know wheher there was a book in the works, but he certainly had published columns on it...
JONES: Well it certainly looks pretty suspicious. Man let me tell you.
If this is true...How much did Thompson know?
Was Thompson threatening to break an agreement he'd made which allowed him ACCESS?
Bankrate: You've been pretty outspoken in your dislike of our current commander in chief.
Hunter S. Thompson: I was candid about Nixon, too.
Bankrate: Yet you say Nixon pales in comparison to George W. Bush.
Hunter S. Thompson: Oh, yeah, he looks almost like a liberal. You look at the Clean Air Act and several others back then. Nixon was a crook but at least he operated off of an individual base. But this yoyo, this stupid little … It's cheap opera. Take a look at your pocket. Take a look around you. It's a hold-up, a looting of the national treasury, and that's what they're doing. The combined spending of the Kerry campaign is far less than $5 million for advertising. Five million dollars, that's like a goddamned Susan Anthony dollar compared to $60 billion that is just routine going out to Halliburton. We might lose if we went to war with Halliburton.
Bankrate: You are neighbors with Prince Bandar, the Saudi ambassador and longtime Bush family friend featured in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Hunter S. Thompson: I can see him from my front porch. He's been a pretty good neighbor; that counts for a lot out here. He will shoot some skeet now and then. I don't want to say anything really ugly about him. He's an enlightened plutocrat, I guess you call it. Michael Moore is dead right on that, and it's even worse than you think. Bandar. All kinds of roads cross out here. Networks and wires. - bankrate.com
|Owns a 55,000 square-foot home in Aspen,
Colorado with 19 bathrooms.
1. Jimmy Carter stays in Prince Bandar's house when he take his grandson skiing in Aspen.
2. Hunter Thompson held his last book signing in the Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Center at the Aspen Institute.
3. Hunter Thompson's article in Rolling Stone on Jimmy Carter's Law Day speech attracted so much attention that Carter turned from an unknown to a major force in the campign almost overnight. People now claim that without HST, Carter never would have been elected. - cannabisnews
Thompson also described a Bandar incident in a 1992 letter to James Carville (Bill Clinton's campaign manager) in his 1994 book, Better Than Sex-Confessions of A Political Junky, page 132. This letter was written shortly before the Clinton/Bush 1 election in 1992.
"There is another small point of information . . . James, which has to do with my new neighbor, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia, brother of the king and Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.
"Last Saturday (9/19/), about 9 or 10 o'clock at night, the black sky over my home was rent by the thunderous noise of a low-flying U.S. military helicopter, en route to Bandar's house about a mile up the valley from mine (which is in Woody Creek, James, not in Aspen. There is a big difference, and Bandar is only on the cusp of it).
"Bandar does not normally arrive in this fashion—and if he departed that way (other witnesses swear they saw/heard three military choppers), it was a blatant display of urgency. Bush [Senior] would not move [in the Gulf War) without Him 'on board.'
"Ah . . . but so what, eh? There are many rooms in the mansion, James, and we will never be privy to all of them.
"As for fleet movements—they're not essential in that every other ordnance (weapons, bombs, boats, etc.) except hospital ships is already in place over there and they won't really need hospital ships, anyway.
"Not to take Saddam's head . . . Shit, even a phony head would look good for a South Lawn photo op on October 15. Who's going to call the president a liar when he's parading around in public with a rotting human head that he says is Saddam Hussein's?"
First, the chopper delivery of Bandar gives you a sense of the prince's closeness to the Bush family, then and now. It also reveals Hunter's insider knowledge of what was going on. You also get a sense of Hunter's distaste for Bush 1 and political lies in general. What's more, Thompson reports in Better Than Sex that he had gotten tipped by a merchant marine friend that the U.S. was moving several black-painted hospital ships (which he above mentions) into the Gulf region as part of a larger attack.
Prince Bandar and the Aspen Medical Foundation
Returning to present day and the Portland Independent Media Center's previously mentioned article, we are told that Bandar "had a cozy relationship with the Aspen Medical Foundation . . . In 1998, Level III Trauma Center at Aspen Valley Hospital is renovated thanks to a generous gift from HRH Prince Bandar.
"His $325,000 donation to Aspen Valley Medical Foundation helped fund construction of a new trauma center at Aspen Valley Hospital," said Kris Marsh, foundation president. "He also gave $500,000 to the foundation for a CAT scanner several years ago, she said." Remember, the Media Center's article had also accused the foundation of trying to smear Thompson as being depressed.
- Keeping Hunter Thompson's death alive Jerry Mezza
Some Hunter S. Thompson QUESTIONS...
the Fellowship has established strong links to corrupt African governments via fundie missionaries. Guess who's largely behind the Nigerian scams to secretly move dirty oil money from oil-rich Nigeria (and Equatorial Guinea and Angola) into the funding corrupt election manipulators and Enron/Halliburton/AES scams? Some of those "419 emails" have been discovered by US intelligence to contain coded instructions to the money launderers and financial manipulators in the States and in off shore bank havens like the Bahamas and Tortola. The Nigerian scammers operate from the southern Christian south of the country (Lagos and the Niger River Delta) and are in league with fundie Church missions there and in the States.
The Fellowship believes that ANYTHING is permitted in order to bring about a 1000-yr Kingdom of Christ on Earth, and that includes stealing elections and even murder.
Some of the money used by the Fellowship to obtain real estate and maintain their group came from Saudi Arabia through lucrative defense contracts and pass throughs like the Islamic Institute. - Wayne Madsen
spot the similarities: Nigerias cultic enforcers...The Fraternity...
Over 50 years ago, a group of seven students gathered at that same spot on an equally uncommon mission - to found the nation's first campus fraternity, whose motto, as inscribed in its scroll, is summed up as: anti-tribalism, anti-elitism, non-conformism, chivalry, etc. Fast-forward 20 years, and the fraternity has acquired many imitators, mostly rejects from the original fraternity. Their ethos - if one can call it that - is of such a nature that to describe them as fraternities is as appropriate as calling a serial rapist a sex therapist.
They establish competitive reigns of terror on campuses, engage in activities that occasionally spill over into the towns. They extort, rape, employ acid to disfigure women who have spurned them, and serve as enforcers and thugs to politicians.
- A dream perverted Wole Soyinka
Why was Thompsons neighbour so important?
During the first weeks of the second Bush Administration, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, met with the new President. Bandar.....was so close to the President's father, George H. W. Bush, that he was considered almost a member of the family
Bandar & Bush|
what is a coup?
Hunter Thompson 'suicide note' published|
September 09, 2005 By Sam Knight, Times Online
One of the last notes written by Hunter S. Thompson before he committed suicide in February has been published in Rolling Stone magazine.
Scrawled in black felt-tip, five days before Thompson shot himself, the short letter was addressed to Anita, his wife, but it reads as a suicide note in which the author of Fear of Loathing in Las Vegas berates his age and searches for the nerve to kill himself.
Entitled Football Season Is Over, to mark the passing of the American football season, which Thompson avidly followed, the note ran: "No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun -- for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax -- This won't hurt."
According to Thompson's friends and official biographer, Douglas Brinkley, who wrote about the letter in today's edition of Rolling Stone, Thompson talked frankly about suicide in the weeks leading up to his death.
"'This child's getting old,' he muttered with stark regularity, an old-timey refrain that mountainmen used to utter when their trailblazing days were over," wrote Brinkley today.
"Depressed and in physical pain from hip-replacement surgery, he started talking openly about suicide, polishing his .45-calibre pistol, his weapon of choice."
Thompson was found dead at his kitchen table on the evening of February 21, with a pistol at his feet. Police arriving at the scene were greeted by Juan, the journalist's son, who was firing a shotgun into the air to mark his father's passing.
Admirers of the writer, who developed a brand new voice in American journalism in the 1960s and 1970s with long articles about the Hell's Angels and politicians on campaign, were left bemused by a piece of paper found in his typewriter, on which the single word "Counselor" was written.
In accordance with his wishes, Thompson's ashes were blasted into the night sky from a 153ft cannon on August 20.
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Football Season Is Over
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's final note . . . Entering the no more fun zone
By DOUGLAS BRINKLEY
Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mold-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of "the rat race" is not yet final.
-- HUNTER S. THOMPSON, 1937-2005
February was always the cruelest month for Hunter S. Thompson. An avid NFL fan, Hunter traditionally embraced the Super Bowl in January as the high-water mark of his year. February, by contrast, was doldrums time. Nothing but monstrous blizzards, bad colds and the lackluster Denver Nuggets. This past February, with his health failing, Hunter was even more glum than usual. "This child's getting old," he muttered with stark regularity, an old-timey refrain that mountainmen used to utter when their trailblazing days were over. Depressed and in physical pain from hip-replacement surgery, he started talking openly about suicide, polishing his .45-caliber pistol, his weapon of choice. He was trying to muster the courage to end it all.
Then, on February 16th, Hunter decided to leave a goodbye note. Scrawled in black marker, it was appropriately titled "Football Season Is Over." Although he left the grim missive for Anita, his young wife, Hunter was really talking to himself. Here, published for the first time, are perhaps his final written words:
No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun -- for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax -- This won't hurt.
At the bottom of the page, Hunter drew a happy heart, the kind found on Valentine's cards. Four days later, on February 20th, he committed suicide by firing his pistol into his mouth.
On Saturday, August 20th, six months to the day after Hunter died, many of his closest friends gathered in the high-ceiling lobby of the Hotel Jerome in Aspen. Since the mid-1960s, Hunter had used the hotel's J-Bar as his boozy late-night office, its long outdoor swimming pool as his fitness club. Now, family and friends congregated here, waiting for a convoy of shuttle buses that would ferry them down the two-lane country road to Owl Farm, Hunter's home in Woody Creek, to say goodbye.
As the hour approached, the Victorian hotel became a Gonzo way station. Reporters wandered about with spiral notebooks while Ralph Steadman and Bill Murray held court at the bar. "I wouldn't miss this for the world," Sen. John Kerry said as he boarded a shuttle, his arm around former Sen. George McGovern. "I met Hunter in the days of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Then, last summer I offered him the vice-presidency in jest. He's missed."
Because Hunter had been a perpetual Peter Pan, accepting the bleak reality of his death came hard. Nobody coveted what his son, Juan, deemed "Dr. Phil closure." Instead, his family and friends wanted to find a gallant, jubilant way to remember him. Luckily, Hunter provided them with a dramatic, ready-made funeral scheme first hatched nearly thirty years ago, a self-aggrandizing stunt guaranteed to launch his posthumous literary reputation skyward in a final blaze of triumphant glory. "Hunter wanted to be crazy and outrageous in death, just as he was in life," composer David Amram said on the bus ride to Owl Farm. "Like a phoenix, he planned on rising from the ashes."
Back in 1977, Hunter had asked Ralph Steadman -- his brilliant illustrator and trusted sidekick -- to draft a blueprint for a Gonzo Fist Memorial, his warped idea of a pyrotechnics-rigged mausoleum. The morbid notion had been preoccupying Hunter for a while. A few years before, he had asked his artist friend Paul Pascarella to design an official Gonzo logo: an iconic two-thumbed red fist clutching a peyote button, ensconced atop a dagger. Now, with a BBC crew in tow, Hunter and Ralph wandered into a Hollywood mortuary to inquire about transforming the Gonzo symbol into a full-fledged artillery cannon, 153 feet tall, capable of blasting his ashes into the atmosphere. It started out as a lark, but as the years passed, Hunter grew serious about the cannon concept, telling his family and friends it was his "one true wish." He often spoke of how Mark Twain wanted to report on his own funeral, how France celebrated the death of Victor Hugo with a no-holds-barred parade and, more recently, how Timothy Leary had his ashes fired into space from Grand Canary Island via a rocket. But Hunter had a much grander farewell in mind. He wanted to trump his own suicide with a surefire, high-octane, sizzling Gonzo epilogue complete with a thunderous eight-piece Japanese drum band and a Buddhist reading and his ashes showering down on his lifelong friends while Bob Dylan wailed "Mr. Tambourine Man" from high-decibel speakers.
How one deals with the death of a loved one is a highly personalized affair. Some people weep for days; others take a hike in the woods or count rosary beads. The actor Johnny Depp, it turns out, is a charter member of the Direct Action School of Mourning. Depp and Hunter were homeboys. Both hail from Kentucky, and the two had become friends when Depp played Hunter's alter ego Raoul Duke in the movie adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. One of Hunter's great delights was getting Depp enshrined as an honorary Kentucky Colonel in 1996. From induction onward, Hunter always called him "Colonel Depp" -- or sometimes just "the Colonel." Since nothing could bring Hunter back to life, Depp decided to make his buddy's 1977 death fantasy come true.
"Fuck you, Hunter," he joked one afternoon not long after Hunter died. "You want a Gonzo Cannon? We'll give you a Gonzo Cannon."
Following Hunter's thirty-year-old blueprints, the Colonel commissioned a construction crew to build the cannon. Cost was not a factor. So what if the price tag was $2 million or $3 million? Depp's recent hits Pirates of the Caribbean and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were financial grand slams, earning the forty-two-year-old actor enough money to buy his own island near the Bahamas. Doing it right for Hunter was all that mattered. "I loved him and wanted to make sure his last wish was fulfilled," Depp says. "It's that simple." He galvanized Hunter's inner circle to share his vision of building the most spectacularly weird monument ever erected for a writer. Without hesitation, both Anita and Juan signed up for the ash blast.
But greater Aspen has a notoriously hard-line building code. Pitkin County is NIMBY-land, a place where rich folks with $10 million alpine homes don't want their scenic views obstructed by a giant day-glo peyote fist. Facing a political minefield, Depp dispatched his movieland troops to the Rockies, determined to construct a permanent monument for the Good Doctor. "There were a lot of community grumbles," recalls Sheriff Bob Braudis. "Nobody minded a small cannon blast, but 153 feet tall? And permanent? That, quite naturally, raised eyebrows."
So a compromise was struck. Depp could build his grandiose monument and his friend's ashes could light up the Western sky in a fireworks orgy. But the memorial would have to be temporary. Two weeks only and down it would have to come. Faced with this reality check, most people would have resigned themselves to building a makeshift memorial, some tawdry papier-mache-like contraption modeled after a disposable Rose Bowl float. But Depp is not most people. "Our goal was to get everything right," he says. "We wanted to respect the wishes of the people of Pitkin County. These were Hunter's friends and neighbors. We wanted them to be part of the entire process."
In early June, construction crews armed with jackhammers, buzz saws and humongous cranes arrived at Owl Farm. While engineers and security guards roamed the property around her, Anita focused on the guest list. Handsome invitations with a silver-foil dagger topped by a double-thumbed fist went out to a select group of family and friends. "Hunter had so many fans, and I wanted them all to come," Anita says. "But reality dictated that we limit the event to 300 or 400 people."
Slowly the program began to take shape. Juan would be master of ceremonies, introducing nine or ten of the people closest to Hunter to make brief five-minute eulogies. The tone was funeral-solemn -- a wake -- but expansive humor was naturally welcomed. Only mint juleps would be served for phase one. A full bar would open up after the eulogies. Music, of course, would be a big part of the evening; given Hunter's preference for Kentucky bluegrass, Depp lined up Jimmy Ibbotson of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and Lyle Lovett and David Amram to orchestrate variations on "My Old Kentucky Home."
Finally, there would be absolutely no cameras or tape recorders or working media allowed at the ceremony. (An exception was made for the New York Times.) "We didn't see this as a media event," Juan says. "It was a remembrance of Hunter. Our goodbye. We simply asked people to respect the family's wishes." Not everyone got the message. Three days before the event, a freelance photographer who was snooping around the area was run off by Ibbotson, a neighbor of Hunter's, who fired off his shotgun for emphasis. "If you want to print the fact that neighbors are shooting at paparazzi, please do," Ibbotson told the Aspen Times. "It might save us a little hassle on the day of the event."
The festivities were scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. As the shuttle buses approached Owl Farm, guests encountered a wall of frenzied fans, wildly waving Gonzo placards while toking on dope and mixing drinks. Virtually everyone claimed some connection to Hunter -- be it a Utah bookseller or Honduran smuggler or Houston social maven or Pennsylvania hitchhiker. A few lost souls were even dressed like Hunter in Tilley hats and white Converse sneakers, smoking Dunhills from a cigarette holder. "Those folks weren't in Woody Creek to rub elbows with glitterati," said Gerry Goldstein, a close Hunter friend. "They came from far and wide to salute Hunter."
As I chatted with some of these pilgrims -- all in awe of the fifteen-story Gonzo tower standing across Woody Creek Road surrounded by a forested canyon wall -- it dawned on me that Hunter had become the Patron Saint of Righteous Rage for the voiceless outcast. Like Jesse James or Billy the Kid, Hunter took on the Bad Boy persona of the average guy's avenger. He wouldn't take shit from uppity bosses or dishonest police or corrupt lawyers or phony agents like most of us do. With a fierce vengeance, he lashed out, creating chaos from the mundane, psychedelic sparks out of the terminally placid. Most of us would never drive our Jeep through plate-glass windows or whiff rotten cocaine in a Huddle House parking lot . . . so Hunter did it for us. Mayhem was his calling.
And posterity was his obsession. Hunter spent his entire life in a childlike state, wailing like a rambunctious newborn for things like Equal Rights and Prison Reform. He wanted his legacy to be both literary and political. As the invited guests and family arrived, they walked up a flight of stairs -- an elegant, gondola-shape pavilion on the hill above Owl Farm, constructed especially for the occasion. The decor was a luscious cross between a Deadwood-like brothel and a Vegas stage show circa 1970. One entrance to the Gonzo palace was adorned by large framed portraits of Hunter's favorite authors -- Hemingway, Faulkner, Conrad, Twain, Fitzgerald. A fine circular bar stood in the center, flanked by furniture draped in black cloth, to be unveiled after the eulogies. Stuffed peacocks and Chinese gongs and other assorted Hunter artifacts were scattered about, his apple-red convertible stuffed with blow-up dolls perched on a nearby knoll. "It was like entering an ancient temple," says Curtis Robinson, a former editor at the Aspen Daily News. "It reminded me of how much Hunter looked like the Dalai Lama."
Standing at the podium dressed in a tuxedo jacket, Juan Thompson called for testimonials from his father's family and friends. Anita, wearing a silk shirt with hand-painted red poppies (Hunter's favorite flower), sobbed her way through Coleridge's epic poem "Kubla Khan." Steadman gave a rambling, hilarious toast, reading some of Hunter's lengthy faxes to him over the years, including one that demanded an immediate loan of $50,000 ("Keep your advice to yourself," Hunter instructed, "and send the money"). Ed Bradley of CBS News described encountering Hunter's work when he bought ROLLING STONE at a military PX in Vietnam and eventually growing to trust the notoriously erratic writer enough to allow Hunter to shave his head with a Bic razor. Colleen Auerbach -- the mother of Lisl Auman, a young Colorado woman who was being released from prison after Hunter raised questions about her case -- read a letter from her daughter. "Hunter saved Lisl's life," Auerbach said. "Not a day goes by that I don't thank him and wish him love."
Jann S. Wenner, the founder and editor of this magazine, called Hunter "the DNA of ROLLING STONE." He also commented on the scores of black-clad security officers patrolling the surrounding roads and woods. "Hunter liked to refer to Owl Farm as 'my heavily fortified compound in the Rockies,' " Wenner noted. "Well, today that's never been more true."
George McGovern, whose campaign for president Hunter covered for Rolling Stone, remembered him as "a man of deep goodness and justice and compassion and idealism." Sheriff Braudis, a longtime friend, gave a heartfelt speech recounting how he had helped Hunter out of various jams over the years. He encouraged those present to keep Hunter's wife and son and grandson in their thoughts before concluding, "Goodbye, Hunter . . . motherfucker."
Juan gave the final ceremonial tribute to his father. "So here we go," he said. "Let's do this thing . . . . Let's shout, let's laugh, cry . . . . Let's honor the great fallen warrior. Let us spread his ashes on our farm . . . . Let us celebrate power with power. The king is dead. Long live the king!"
The previous week, Anita had flown to Pennsylvania to deliver her husband's remains -- kept in an oak box draped with an American flag -- to Zambelli Fireworks. The company loaded the ashes into ten mortar shells packed with gunpowder. Anita wrote "I love you" on each shell, which were then driven by armored car to Woody Creek and packed into the waiting cannon.
Now the moment had arrived. As "Spirit in the Sky" began blasting over the loudspeakers, even the handful of drunks in attendance sobered up. The massive drapery enfolding the monument was slowly pulled away, revealing the Gonzo fist at the top of the tower -- two feet taller than the Statue of Liberty -- a multicolored peyote button pulsating at its center. Ed Bastian, a close friend, read part of the sacred text of the Heart Sutra in Tibetan, and a troupe of Japanese drummers began a choreographed ritual. As the drums stopped, champagne flutes were passed around. Then, at 8:46 p.m., more than thirty fireworks rocketed high above Owl Farm, bursting in the night sky illuminated by a nearly full moon. The cannon atop the tower fired, and Hunter's ashes fell over the assembled guests like gray snow, "Mr. Tambourine Man" blaring from the sound system on cue. Hunter was literally all around us now, a destroying angel whooping it up with one final Rebel Yell. I glanced at Hunter's compatriots: Kerry looked curious, McGovern sad, Lovett silent. "I have never seen an event like this," whispered Harry Dean Stanton. "And I'm old. Very old."
Afterward, when the moment came to sing "My Old Kentucky Home," the performers discovered that no one knew the lyrics. George Tobia, Hunter's friend and attorney, whipped out his cell phone and managed to find someone to pull the words off the Internet. Struggling to hear over the blare of the music, he wrote the lyrics out in longhand by the light of the moon. Lovett and Amram then took the stage to perform the song, with Depp on guitar and Hunter's brother Davison on vocals.
Depp, bouncing on his heels, had a wicked grin on his face. He -- along with Juan and Anita -- had a right to celebrate. They had bucked the tiger and won. Everybody knew the tower and its ghostly beacon were temporary. But for the moment Hunter's family and friends indulged in a well-earned collective pride. They, better than anyone, knew that Hunter was no saint. Far from it. Not even close. At times, in fact, his veins seemed to fill with snake blood. But he was always bursting with kinetic passion and an indomitable prankster vision. Somehow it was hard to mourn his wildly vibrant sixty-seven years with a one-ton Gonzo fist in the sky and Lovett onstage singing "If I Had a Pony" and raw oysters and Gonzo-emblazoned chocolates being handed out like Halloween candy. The party lasted until dawn, with Bill Murray cutting a fine figure on the pavilion's dance floor and others serenading an inflatable sex doll until the sun finally rose and fatigue settled in and everybody drifted out of Owl Farm full as ticks from food and booze.
As I left the farm with George McGovern and Anita Thompson to deliver a tape of the ceremony to an Aspen bar where hundreds of Hunter's fans were convened, we stared out the bus window, and there it was, from three miles down the valley -- the green orgiastic fist, lighting up the mountain. Jay Gatsby's green light at the end of the pier had moved west to Hunter S. Thompson Territory. It glowed in the darkness like a long-ago lighthouse on loan from Haight-Ashbury, blinking a sentimental farewell, a bizarre hallucinogenic symbol soon to flicker out forever.
Suddenly, the shuttle bus grew hushed. You could hear the wheels humming down the lonesome Colorado blacktop road. Our transport had become as solemn as an empty church. No human murmurs or casual asides, just stony silence. As the highway turned sharply right, putting the phantasmagoric Gonzo fist out of view, the collective fear of everyone on board was that we had all entered the No More Fun Zone. The Green Light was temporary. The sorcerer was truly gone. The ashes had settled, and only the dark shadow of the valley remained.
(Posted Sep 08, 2005)
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