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PPR ep. 166 Satan Goes to the Mind Control Convention with Joseph Flatley

From LennyFlatley.net

Satan Goes to the Conspiracy Convention is an investigation into the role that conspiracy theories play in American life and the current political climate. The story begins with the author crashing a convention for therapists who promote recovered memory therapy, a discredited (and dangerous) form of therapy that conjures up “memories” of past lives, extraterrestrials, and government mind control operations. From there, the reader will meet Pizzagate enthusiasts, conspiracy entrepreneurs, Satanists, flat-earthers, and people who believe that the Boston Marathon Bombing was a government “false flag” psyop. The story ends on the streets of Pittsburgh during the recent synagogue shooting and its aftermath. Ultimately, the book says, right-wing conspiracy culture is an authoritarian confidence trick that will only get more dangerous over the coming years.

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“Joseph L. Flatley goes where few journalists dare to tread: into the heart of America’s conspiracy culture. Sociopaths, quack psychologists, targeted individuals, flat-earthers, antisemites, one world government freaks—no moldy rock is left unturned. Reading this book, first you’ll want to laugh and then you’ll want to run home and lock your doors. Because it makes one thing very clear: America’s conspiracy culture is a lot less fringe, a lot more profitable, and a hell of a lot more right-wing and scary than most of us want to admit.”
— Yasha Levine, author of Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

“Joe Flatley is that rarest journalistic observer of conspiracy culture: deeply informed of its history and lineages, perfectly rational, and just sympathetic enough to know when harmless eccentricity and justified paranoia bleeds into malevolent madness. In these investigations he is at his best, deep-diving into worlds of belief where the CIA, Satan and the Occult are the only forces that matter.”
— Alexander Zaitchik, author of The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump’s America and Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

“Nobody gets inside the minds of conspiracy theorists and other American oddballs quite like Joe Flatley. This book is a pleasure to read—and a little frightening.”
— Matt Stroud, author of Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing

“A haunting and intimate look into the darker corners of the conspiracy movement, Satan Goes to the Mind Control Convention explores the toxic practices used by groups who exploit and control people seeking help. Joseph L. Flatley clearly demonstrates the dangers they present to an America obsessed by conspiratorial thinking.”
— Pearse Redmond, host of Porkins Policy Radio and Open Minds On Air

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 166 Satan Goes to the Mind Control Convention with Joseph Flatley

Journalist and filmmaker Joseph L Flatley joined me to discuss his latest book Satan Goes to the Mind Control Convention: Manchurian Candidates, Recovered Memories, and the Dark Side of Conspiracy Culture (and other stories). We start out by discussing why Joseph decided to write a non-fiction book this time around. Joseph also explained his precise definition of conspiracy theory and conspiracy theorists that is used throughout the book. Joseph and I then moved onto the topics that take up the first half of the book, the recovered memory community and the theory of wide spread Satanic Ritual Abuse perpetrated by the CIA and aliens. We focused on one of the leading charlatan’s in this field Dr. Colin Ross. We talked about the toxic practices that Ross and other employ on their mainly female victims. Joseph used the case of Roma Hart as a template to explain how Ross implants false memories of abuse. Later we talk about the creepier aspects of Ross’ “therapy” which infantilizes women and turns them into children. Joseph also touched on the role that Lucien Greaves and the Satanic Temple have done in exposing many of these dangerous practices. We also discussed Ross’ connections to Scientology.

Later we talked about the broader issues related to conspiracy theory that Joseph bring up in the book. We discussed the rise of right-wing populist conspiracy theory and the role that is playing in everyday life. Joseph talked about his idea that conspiracy theorists are the canaries in the coal mine of society. We closed out the conversation by talking about Robert Bowers and the Tree of Life shooting in Joseph’s native home of Pittsburgh.

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Show Notes:

LennyFlatley.net

@LennyFlatley

Satan Goes to the Mind Control Convention: Manchurian Candidates, Recovered Memories, and the Dark Side of Conspiracy Culture (and other stories)

The Fascist Creep: How Conspiracy Theories and an Unhinged President Created an Anti-Semitic Terrorist

Porkins Policy Radio episode 160 Quarantining 9/11 with Robbie Martin

Frequent guest and friend of the show Robbie Martin joined me this week. We started off by discussing Reddit’s recent quarantining of 23 subreddits. We focused on their quarantine of the 9/11 Truth subreddit. We talked about the specific language that was used for 9/11 Truth about misinformation, and that the fact that no other quarantines specified misinformation. Robbie talked about the levels to which 9/11 Truth has been stifled in the past few years. We also contemplated the role of open source and crowd sourced research in today’s political landscape. We talked about Bellingcat’s role as a open/crowd sourced outlet and if this is the preferred model of western governments. Robbie also touched on Bellingcat’s role in the Skripal Poisoning Saga. We talked about Bellingcat’s recent report identifying some of the alleged GRU agents involved in the operation.

In the second hour Robbie talks about the new film The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scene. We discussed the history of Magnitsky and his partner Bill Browder in the context of the New Cold War. I closed out the show by answering a listener question about some of the most important books in my life.

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Show Notes:

MediaRoots.org

AVeryHeavyAgenda.com

List of subreddits quarantined on Sept. 27th

Brett Kavanaugh cover up of Vince Foster Murder

Coverup: Why All You’ve Heard From Mainstream Media About the Magnitsky Act is Probably Wrong

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid

Xala by Sembene Ousmane (full book)

Xala (full film)

Aberration in the Heartland of the Real: The Secret Lives of Timothy McVeigh by Wendy S Painting

Legacy of Deception: An Investigation of Mark Fuhrman & Racism in the L.A.P.D. by Stephen Singular

Revolve: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood by Aaron Franz

The Ochelli Effect: Remember September Eleven

From Ochelli.com

Continuing the search for meaning in the in the alternative views of 9-11 we attempt to hold a unique conversation set with some people of interest and invite callers to join.

In the first hour, author, Dean Hartwell and Chuck talk about what really matters in the aftermath of the alleged terror attacks in 2001.

Chuck explains how the date had an ugly meaning to him throughout his life. Dean and Chuck try to sort out the reasons why it still matters to everyone listening.
Remember September Eleven

In the next hour, Adam Fitzgerald joins Chuck and Porkins to get into the larger agenda that may have been 17 years ago.

Callers including “Spent Kent” get into the discussion, and the time seems to fly.

Mass Distraction Weapons of self-destruction, and the appeals to authority that force freedom from the foolish who seek safety.

Where have all the 9-11 truthers gone? What did most fail to learn from the JFK Research community?

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 154 The end of Alex Jones with Robbie Martin and Jon Gold

This week I discussed the recent banning of Alex Jones on several tech platforms from two different perspectives. In the first hour Robbie Martin joined me to discuss the negative aspects of this. We talked about the dangers of censorship and what this may mean for the future of alternative media. Then we addressed the latest on the ever evolving Qanon saga. Robbie and I inquired how this may be related to the banning of Jones.

In the second hour Jon Gold joined me to talk about why Alex Jones got what he deserved. We discuss why Apple, Facebook, and other companies were justified in banning Jones from using their platforms. Jon discussed Jones’ history as a 9/11 and conspiracy profiteer, and his recent lawsuit against Sandy Hook victims. We talked about the dangers of social media. Jon and I also touched on patriotism in sports and why we, personally, can’t watch football and baseball anymore.

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Show Notes:

A Very Heavy Agenda

Media Roots

We Were Lied To About 9/11

Alex Jones hit with bans from Facebook and Apple

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: We Haven’t Banned Alex Jones Because He Hasn’t Violated Our Rules

It’s Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters

Alex Jones, Pursued Over Infowars Falsehoods, Faces a Legal Crossroads

Not All “Truthers” Are Equal

Porkins Policy Radio episode 145 The Tommy Robinson Con and Qanon’s Coup

In the first hour Keelan Balderson of WideShut.co.uk joins us to talk about the truth behind Tommy Robinson’s arrest and the media circus that surrounds it. Keelan explains the legal reasons for why Robinson was held in contempt of court. He also discusses how Robinson posed a serious threat to the criminal case he was pretending to “expose.” Keelan talks about how Robinson’s actions could have actually helped the alleged pedophiles get off. Keelan and I discuss the Rotherham and Rochdale child sex ring scandals and the real journalists and activist’s who uncovered it. We also explore the history of Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, aka Andrew McMaster, aka Paul Harris. Keelan explains the circumstances where Tommy grew up in Luton. Including the extremist cult group Al Muhajiroun and their connections to the security services, and the connections between far right football hooligan groups and the security services. Keelan and I also discuss the history behind the English Defense League and the role that extremist Zionist groups have played in its formation.

In the second hour Robbie Martin of Media Roots and A Very Heavy Agenda joins us to discuss the latest developments in the ongoing Qanon saga. Robbie tells us about the recent break-up Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi had with their once beloved Q. We talk about how Qanon has continued to evolve both in substance and influence. Robbie lays out his theories for Q being a person or persons working directly for Trump himself. We also talk about the way that Qanon has been able to cultivate a massive following of rabid supporters, who will essentially do whatever is asked of them. Robbie and I also touch on how Qanon has helped to humanize lunatics like John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani. Robbie also gives us his take on Giuliani’s latest pronouncement about Trump being able to kill James Comey and get away with it.

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Show Notes:

Why Tommy Robinson Was Jailed For Contempt of Court

Tommy Robinson Jailed: The Truth

Who Are The English Defence League?

Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal

qmap.pub

Media Root Radio – North Korea Summit & Iran Deal Neoconned, QAnon Loses Control, Rudy’s Bad Advice

WikiLeaks Calls QAnon A Likely ‘Pied Piper’ Operation

Roger Stone to Associate: “Prepare to Die”

Porkins Poliy Radio episode 112 Stephen Paddock, Vegas Shooting, and Lack of Logical Thinking

On this solo show I discuss the Vegas Shooting and Stephen Paddock. I start off by talking about the Vegas Police and their track record as being unprofessional and trigger happy. The allegations that the police didn’t help evacuate the concert, and that the cover up my stem from their failures are explored. I then begin laying out the facts as we know them about the shooting, Paddock and Marilou Danley. I look into the ever changing narrative, including the latest development regarding hotel security guard Jesus Campos. Then I explore Stephen Paddock and try to make sense of who he was. I look at the reports that he was a mean loner type person, as well as an avid gun enthusiast. I pay particular attention to his obsessive gambling habits and the odd life of a compulsive gambler. Later I discuss his girlfriend Marilou Danley and try to make sense of their relationship. The first hour ends with me looking at some of the more interesting points of this investigation including: what happened beginning in October of 2016 and his fathers criminal background.

In the second hour I take a hard look at the media’s role in crafting this story. I explore how both the the mainstream and conspiracy media are working hand in hand in presenting us a confused and contradictory narrative. I talk about how the media is selling us not just the shooting but literally selling us advertisements. I also discuss why the mainstream and conspiracy media enjoy having complete explanations to any event. I finish off by discussing Paddock’s apparent gambling addiction and ponder if this didn’t play a larger role in the shooting. I talk about the lifestyle of gamblers, the problems they face, and how this effects their views on reality. I also touch on the transhumanist aspects of being “one with the machine” that many addicts of video slots embrace. I ask the question if gambling addiction and the casino’s are two big culprits in what transpired on October 1st 2017.

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Show Notes:

PPR Special Podcast: Ed Opperman on the Las Vegas Shooting

Here’s a timeline of the Las Vegas shooting — with the crucial detail police left out last time

Las Vegas Mass Shooting News Conference, Afternoon Briefing

Las Vegas Shooting News Conference (4th news conference)

What We Know About Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock

Las Vegas shooter recalled as intelligent gambler well-versed on gun rights

The Father of the Las Vegas Shooter Was a Notorious Bank Robber Who Escaped From Prison

Portrait emerging of Las Vegas shooter as man ‘descending into madness’

New information on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock

New details emerge about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock and girlfriend Marilou Danley

Las Vegas Strip shooter prescribed anti-anxiety drug in June

Vegas shooter bought 33 guns in past year

Las Vegas sheriff: gunman planned to survive and may have had help

Las Vegas gunman booked Chicago hotel rooms overlooking Lollapalooza: sources

Investigators looking for mystery woman seen with Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock

Frugal Las Vegas gunman ate at retirees’ $3.50 lunch

Cops reveal contents of Vegas madman’s cryptic note

Las Vegas shooting: Woman told crowd ‘you’re all going to f***ing die’ before attack started

Did an Unidentified Woman Warn Las Vegas Concert-Goers They Were ‘All Going to Die’?

Marilou Danley: What we know about Las Vegas gunman’s companion

Las Vegas shooting: Who is Marilou Danley – and where is she?

Vegas shooter’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, never expected ‘violence’ from him: ‘I loved him’

Las Vegas shooting: Former Gold Coast mother cleared of any involvement in partner Stephen Paddock’s killing spree

Prostitute reveals Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock hired her for sick rape fantasises and boasted he was “born bad”

PPR Special Podcast: Ed Opperman on the Las Vegas Shooting

Ed Opperman joins me today for a special PPR podcast on the Las Vegas Shooting. Ed tells us about the night in question, giving us a first hand view of what was happening in Vegas. Ed talks about the unprofessional nature of the Vegas police department. We discuss how this led to massive confusion and many of the early reports of multiple shooters and multiple incidents all over the strip. Ed also touch on Vegas police corruption, their tendency to overreact. We talk about some of the stranger theories that have emerged in the past few days on social media, and try our best to decipher them.

Ed and I also talk about some of the strange details of Stephen Paddock’s life including: his father, gambling practices, and his girlfriend Marilou Danley. We also talk about the need for calm when it comes to situations like this.

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ClandesTime 121 – Operation Terror

From SpyCulture.com

This week I am joined by Robbie Martin and Pearse Redmond to review and analyse the low budget conspiracy thriller Operation Terror. We analyse the plot – where a member of the Council on Foreign Relations recruits a CIA officer to prepare and carry out the 9/11 attacks – and why this is unrealistic. We note several examples of how the film incorporates elements from all over 9/11 conspiracy lore, but especially from Pilots for 9/11 Truth, one of the more wacky parts of the ‘truth’ movement. We ask whether the film is fan service for 9/11 truthers, and conclude that it reflects and represents a lot of the real characteristics of the 9/11 movement. This is a lengthy and very funny discussion that you won’t want to miss.

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Show Notes:

Operation Terror

Operation Terror Youtube Channel (full of weird conspiracy nonsense)

ClandesTime 044 Homeland Season 4

From Spy Culture:

“Once more my good friend Pearse Redmond of Porkins Policy Radio joined me to discuss the latest series of Homeland, the CIA’s pet TV project. We looked at how the show has been rebooted in this season, with a much more aggressive and ambitious purpose both in mythologizing past events and predicting future ones. From 9/11 to the ISIS beheadings to drone strikes to The Lone Gladio, this is typically wide ranging conversation on one of the most important shows currently on TV.”

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For Show notes and more please visit Spy Culture.

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