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Porkins Policy Radio episode 85 The Truth Shall Make You Free with Aaron Franz

Good friend Aaron Franz joins me on the show this week to discuss our recent work in The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. We begin by talking about some of the behind the scenes aspects of the issue. I talk about the whole process of how the issue came into being from the initial offer from Clifford Cobb, getting all the writers together, and dealing with all the road bumps along the way. Aaron and I talk about the actual writing process and the challenges involved in writing for an academic journal. Next we explore Aaron’s piece which deals with secret societies, CIA, occult practices, and the ways in which this is mimicked in Hollywood films. We talk about the similarities between secret societies and the CIA, particularly with their strong reliance on cryptography. Aaron and I discuss the famous Kryptos sculpture outside CIA headquarters and the agencies use of art’s powerful occult properties. We also talk about the bizarre Fallen Angel sculpture in CIA headquarters.

In the second hour we talk about the notion of truth as it now exists today. We begin by talking about the biblical verse “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” which is carved into the lobby wall of the CIA’s Original Headquarters Building. We talk about the significance and deeper meaning behind not only the quote but why CIA Director Allen Dulles insisted that it be inscribed. Later Aaron and I move onto the current environment that we find ourselves in right now. We talk about the way truth has become an almost meaningless notion in today’s political and media landscape and what this means for us as a society. Aaron and I also discuss the hidden truths behind the various statements and missteps of Donald Trump. We talk about the possible occult meanings behind this as well as the notion that a magick spell was cast on America after the election.

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Show Notes:

The Age of Transitions

Themes and Memes

Uncle The Podcast

The American Journal of Economics and Sociology Vol. 76 Issue 2

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The CIA and Hollywood episode 5 The Social Network

Thomas Sheridan joins us to talk about the 2010 film The Social Network, which tells the story of the origins of facebook.  We discuss the class struggle portrayed in the story, the mechanism by which the film could have been influenced by the CIA, the archetypes in the finely-produced melodrama that plays out, the CIA’s silicon valley network which is conspicuous by its absence from the narrative, and the meaning of the movie’s dark and brooding tone.  We also get into some unusual areas, including the mystery of the sub sandwich.

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Show Notes:

The Social Network (2010)

With friends like these…

Facebook CIA connection

How team of geeks cracked the spy trade

How a ‘deviant’ philosopher built Palantir, A CIA funded data-mining juggernaut

Palantir, the War on Terror’s secret weapon

Sean Parker: Agent of disruption

The EyeOpener: Exposing In-Q-Tel

The CIA and Hollywood episode 3 The Recruit

Aaron Franz joined in the conversation as we looked at the film The Recruit, which more than any other film we’re covering in this season was moulded by CIA entertainment liaison Chase Brandon.  Like so many films, it tells the story of a young person inducted into a secret world with secret rules and codes of thinking and behaviour, and in doing so inducts the audience into that same world.  We discussed this dynamic from various angles – black operations, secret societies, occult or mystery school philosophies – before studying Brandon’s appearance in the most fascinating ‘making of’ documentary ever made.

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Show notes:

Case Studies in Intelligence review of The Recruit

Chase Brandon and Roger Towne projects

Chase Brandon and Jeff Apple projects

The CIA and Hollywood episode 2 Robert DeNiro

Guillermo Jimenez joins us for this episode to talk about Robert De Niro – a man whose relationship with the CIA spans two decades.  We look at four films – Wag the Dog, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and The Good Shepherd, the latter three of which have documented CIA assistance in their production.  We discuss Robert De Niro’s transformation from a serious dramatic actor into a kooky comedy figure, and the CIA’s apparent involvement in that.  This led to us asking whether the three comedy films are trojan horses for a sneaky CIA agenda, and talking about how The Good Shepherd has many flaws but this did not stop the CIA themselves from praising it as ‘probably as good as any film on the Agency’.

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Show notes:

Chase Brandon (personal website)

ClandesTime 021 – Wag The Dog

Wag the Dog (1997)

Meet the Parents (2000)

Meet the Fockers (2004)

The Good Shepherd (2006)

CIA roundtable discussion on The Good Shepherd

Robert De Niro interview on The Good Shepherd

Milt Bearden interview on The Good Shepherd

ClandesTime episode 038 Eyes Wide Shut

I recently had the great pleasure to join Tom Secker on his podcast ClandesTime to discuss the film Eyes Wide Shut

From Spy Culture:

I welcome back my good friend Pearse Redmond to the show and we talked about the film Eyes Wide Shut, looking into the background of its star, senior scientologist and state-sponsored film star Tom Cruise.   We discussed Stanley Kubrick’s relationship with conspiracy theories and secret societies and whether the film is a warning about them, or whether he enjoyed promoting these sorts of theories.   In this typically broad conversation we also touched on the mainstreaming of conspiracy, Alex Jones’s infiltration of Bohemian Grove not long after the film was released, and linking in with the last episode whether the audience watching Eyes Wide Shut are to be considered ‘willing fools’.  There is much more besides in this conversation, so don’t miss it.

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For show notes please click here.

Porkins Policy Review episode 14 Alchemy, the occult, and transhumanism with Aaron Franz

For today’s episode we were joined once again by Aaron Franz from The Age of Transitions.  We discussed his fantastic book Revolve: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood.  Aaron and I delved into the deep relationships between alchemy, the occult and transhumanism.  In our conversation we touched on everything from the transgender movement,  secret societies, the death-rebirth ritual, the notion of what “revolution” truly means, and much more.

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Show notes:

theageoftransitions.com

Chapter 1 of Revolve: Man’s Scientific Rise to Godhood

The Age of Transitions (full length documentary)

The New Atlatis by Francis Bacon

Audio book version of The New Atlantis

Music:

Kraftwerk – “Pocket Calculator”

Gary Numan – “M.E.”

JFK’s secret societies speech sheds light on why he was murdered

With the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination I thought I would post something related to it.  As with any large scale conspiracy there is just too much to talk about, and to many avenues to explore to really encapsulate what transpired in November 1963.  That being said, the above speech by JFK to the American Newspapers Publishers Association is one that in many ways answers the question as to why JFK was murdered in a security service coup.  In this speech JFK speaks out about the dangers of “secret societies.”  Undoubtedly Kennedy was speaking about the ever expanding CIA, whose firm grip on society and geopolitics was starting to take form as he ascended to the presidency.  He refers several times to the “cold war” but never specifically to the Soviets or Communism.  He instead warns of a secret group of individuals who rely on subversion, propaganda, and guerrillas to achieve their agenda.  JFK makes a point to convey how important a free unrestricted media is in order for America to survive.  With the 50th anniversary of his murder there has been a concerted effort to paint any and all conspiracy theories about his death as completely bogus.  The myth that Oswald was an unintelligent loner nut job still persists in the corporate controlled media.  Yet, this speech shows that Kennedy was very well aware of the danger that was posed by the ever expanding security state, not just to himself, but to the very notion of freedom here in America.  So take the time and listen to this startlingly candid speech.  You will never ever hear a president make a speech like this now or in the future. As long as the CIA and their invisible government runs this country we will never be free.

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