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My friend Russell Dowden, publisher of WEIRD Magazine for the past ten years, is now the General Manager of Alex Jones’ new InfoWars news-magazine published from right here in Austin, Texas.
This is an article from the September issue of the all-new Infowars magazine, free hard copies of which will be available throughout Austin. To get a free digital version of the magazine, sign up to Infowars Insider by clicking here.
If you are picking up this publication for the first time and wondering what we are all about, the answer is freedom. We stand behind the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the concept of 1776 expanding worldwide – the idea of liberty all over the planet.
We are a firewall standing between liberty and the tyranny of a corporatist and monopolist system that is diabolically opposed to freedom and the free market, especially when it comes to media and the unrestricted flow of information.
We oppose wireless NSA wiretapping and the secret arrest of Americans under the NDAA. We oppose endless and criminal proxy wars carried out in our names. We oppose the persecution of people for religious or cultural reasons.
We are not left or right. We are constitutionalists. Because Obama is currently the titular head of the global empire and crime syndicate, a lot of this publication will be about his actions. In the past, we were critical of Bush. We will also examine Romney and others who may replace Obama and his administration.
Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com, our flagship websites, are rated by Alexa.com and similar metrics that gauge web traffic as the top alternative media site in the world. Infowars.com receives about twice the traffic of MSNBC.com.
News via print is dying as a result of a perfect storm. People are abandoning corporate newspapers and print publications and instead are flocking to the web as so-called mainstream newspapers just regurgitate corporate and government talking points. Mainstream news is also dying online – this is why we are able to dominate them with film, videos, and our news websites.
Print is impervious to a government kill switch and any other electronic scheme designed to shut down areas of the web the government wants censored. Digital and networked technology make it easy for corporate control freaks to track down dissidents, delete their words and even kill audio files of their voices, as they have done with my voice on YouTube. Corporations have gone so far as to claim copyright on voices, including that of Optimus Prime, a character from the Transformers franchise. That’s right – You Tube is now adhering to third party claims of ownership – many of them erroneous – to people’s own voices, and using this as a pretext to delete content – representing a new frontier of censorship via copyright.
Automated software bots are now being used to preemptively censor content with no due process whatsoever.
Kindle recently demonstrated how it is possible to remove content when it invaded privately owned devices without permission or warning and deleted ebooks. As Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently warned, the very idea of cloud computing poses a threat to the existence of digital material and the idea of individual ownership. The director of the CIA has admitted that the Internet is a surveillance tool that even gives “smart” appliances the ability to spy on you.
This censorship war amounts to nothing less than electronic book burning, where words and ideas can be digitally erased from the “cloud”. The automated bots will now do the work of the firemen in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451.
Print makes this sort of censorship virtually impossible. It allows you to hold a physical copy in your hand – a physical copy that you can now pick up in your city or order online in bulk at cost price at infowarsshop.com and give to friends and family.
We’re going back to the very roots of free speech – the Gutenberg printing press – while also continuing to expand in an increasingly restrictive Internet space, where cybersecurity legislation is little different from what the state is doing to the freedom of expression in Russia. More and more, the web is darkening as our authoritarian government expands its reach.
While we continue to fight for Internet and cyber freedom, it is important to embrace print at a time when everyone is abandoning it. Print media is important because it is not dependent on a device that can be controlled, disabled or turned off by a government kill switch or at the whim of a corporation. All you need are your eyes; print gives the power to the reader.
Over the next year, we will transition from a monthly to a weekly publication. We will also launch a franchising of the publication within the next few months. This will allow others that share a passionate love of liberty to add their local stories to our national and international content. Franchising will also allow you to share ad space. In addition, we will offer a digital copy of the publication which you can receive for FREE. All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter at infowars.com/newsletter.
Ultimately, the success of this new venture is up to you and other liberty lovers eager to see the message of resistance delivered across all media. Hopefully we will serve as an example that will help lead print back from oblivion and make it a truly useful activist tool in the fight against global control freaks determined to dominate all media and to wipe out the message of resistance as they move to consolidate power and dominate the world.
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This Thursday, Austinites (and visitors from out of town for SXSW-2012) have an opportunity to hear one of the most famous counter-culture writers from the alternative press discuss his latest book.
From Publishers Weekly:
Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society: A Visual Guide
Adam Parfrey and Craig Heimbichner, foreword by Loren Coleman. Feral House (Consortium, dist.), $29.95 paper over board (380p) ISBN 978-1-936239-14-6
There have been hundreds of clandestine clubs in America, but as Coleman notes in the foreword, we “[do] not know much about the hidden landscape in which we live everyday.” In unmasking this “widespread covert reality”—a motley group of secret societies from Elks and Masons to the Ku Klux Klan, the Bohemian Club, and the Rosicrucians—Heimbichner, a contributor to Paranoia magazine, and Parfrey (editor of Apocalypse Culture) survey secret passwords, garments, handshakes, songs, and initiations to show how these offbeat orders and brotherhoods have shaped America. The pages are packed with unusual images, many not previously printed, in paper ephemera, postcards, cartoons, sheet music, and art by numerous illustrators, along with kooky costumes and helmets. Controversial figures such as Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard and “Masonic Pope” Albert Pike are profiled. One bizarre section has ads for items (like axes) used in hazings and sadistic initiation pranks. The military is described as “a bastion of Masonic membership,” and a dubious connection is drawn between waterboarding and “fraternal traditions.” The total effect is that of a tattered, bulging scrapbook of outré oddities on high-quality slick paper with an attractive graphic design. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 01/16/2012
Here are details about the event which is being hosted at the Domy Bookstore in Central East Austin:
Adam Parfrey, Jodi Wille,
Isis Aquarian & Electricity Aquarian
A reading, presentation and discussion about secret societies,
cults, Father Yod, The Source Family and YaHoWa13,
The Law of Attraction, sex magic and much more…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Domy Books – Austin
913 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702, FREE
6–7:30pm Jodi Wille, Isis Aquarian & Electricity Aquarian
7:45–9pm Adam Parfrey
From the Feral House email blast: Prepare yourself, Austin!
Austin, TX, we love you. Yes we do. Filled up the Dobie Theater to its capacity back in ’91 or ’92, and spoke in a stadium mascot uniform. Chicken Little, specifically, since the lecture was about Apocalypse Culture. Frank Kozik did the poster: a Nazi minister with red Shriner clown nose.
Twenty years later, we’re back to speak about Ritual America in a multi-media extravaganza at DOMY Books, just after Process Media puts forward a discussion and slides from Isis Aquarian and Electricity Aquarian of your favorite cult-commune, The Source Family. Also speaking is Jodi Wille, editor of the Process Media book about The Source, and co-director of the amazing documentary about the family, which is credited as being based on the book. It’s receiving its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. I wouldn’t miss it for the world!
Check it out: HERE!
Ps. In case you missed it this week, hear Adam speak about Ritual America at length for the first time in this Expanding Mind interview with hosts Erik Davis and Process Media author Maja D’Aoust, HERE.
Amidst the idiocy of the Penn State riotous, soul-less, rabble’s response to their deity’s toppling over multiple charges of institutional cover-up of the sports-children-sexual-abuse-industrial-complex, there are thankfully, several rational reactions to this community’s crisis including these protesters speaking out.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar (right)
There seems to be some confusion. Students rioted at Penn State. And some have picked the wrong side. They protested the firing of legendary coach, Joe Paterno. Not the loss of the innocence of children.
Did I miss something? A respected adult has KNOWLEDGE about young boys being molested and does next-to-nothing to stop it. Now, years later, there are finally consequences. Someone is finally standing up for the victims, who…again, were CHILDREN…. and people are protesting?
Ahhh…. but relief… some students, like these here, DO get it and instead of wanting to yell, “where are your parents??” I find myself wanting to send their parents a note of congratulations — as these are the young adults I hope my children will emulate.
Meanwhile the ripple effects of the events at Penn State continue to echo outward … even to Texas:
Penn State students gather at Old Main, at the center of Penn State University’s campus, to express solidarity with the alleged rape victims. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – The child sex abuse scandal coming out of Penn State University involves alleged child sex crimes, one of which may have occurred in Texas when the school’s football team was in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl in 1999.
San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides told the Associated Press Thursday that his department is “looking into the possibility that an offense may have happened” while the football team was in town.
Related: Sandusky Grand Jury Report
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/11/10/ … ry-report/
Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who coached at Penn State for more than 30 years, is the accused perpetrator and faces child sex abuse charges in Pennsylvania. A grand jury report says a young boy, who was allegedly molested, was threatened to be sent home if the victim resisted Sandusky’s criminal sex acts against him.
Legendary coach Joe Paterno was fired Wednesday for his role in not reporting to police what he knew about Sandusky’s alleged crime.
Houston connection: Texans WR Bryant Johnson Discusses His Time At Penn State
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/11/10/ … e-scandal/
In late 2001, in the wake of September 11th, a new publication was born out of fear for our Republic and a need to communicate the weirdness of post-911 life to our Central Texas friends, family and neighbors.
From early 2002 to mid 2003 I was editor of the Austin Para Times news-zine. We covered a variety of paranormal and parapolitical issues and topics.
I left the magazine to finally start my non-profit community lending library, the Anomaly Archives.
In issue #3, I wrote an article as my alter-ego Jackson Valient (with co-writer Yogina Bare … another pseudononymous author and fellow fringe explorer) that serves as an introduction to all things anomalous here in Central Texas.
I offer it here for archival purposes and as part of my personal introduction to our new audience within the LOWFI network.
AusTex Anomalous: An APT Guide to Para Texas
By Jackson Valient and Yogini Bare
Why Austin Para Times? What’s so “Para” about Austin or Texas?
People might not think of Texas as particularly paranormal or parapolitical, but we have a long tradition as a disputed territory and have retained the right to secede from the United States. Our state sports a lot of stereotypes about backyard barbeques, cowboy roundups, and other wholesome family fun, but Texas has also seen some of the most notorious mass killings in the country, from murders by free-range serial killers like Henry Lee Lucas & Angel Maturino Resendez the “Railway Killer” to the Matamoros massacre graves found along the Texas/Mexico border. We have one of the largest training facilities for Air Force intelligence in the country, and we’ve even had a President ceremonially sacrificed as part of a Military-Industrial Complex coup right on Dallas’ own Grassy Knoll. The Lone Star State may seem pretty straightforward at first, but, for the curious and well-informed, there’s a lot more lying beneath the façade of normalcy.
Texas Cryptoozoology Connection
Deep within the heart of the East Texas Piney Woods lies the mysterious Caddo Lake region, a place of great cinematic interest which has seen the filming of many movies, including the drive-in classic The Legend of Boggy Creek about a bigfoot creature. But East Texas is also the stomping ground of real life bigfoot hunters. A network of dedicated outdoorsman and naturalists forensically investigating the physical traces of these intriguing and archetypal Sasquatch reports stretches from Conroe to Jefferson. Chester Moore, a contributor in previous APT issues, is headquartered in Conroe where he just held the annual Southern Crypto Conference last month. Meanwhile, Craig Woolheater, Assistant Director of the Texas Bigfoot Research Center in Jefferson, is busy organizing the 2nd Annual Texas Bigfoot Conference scheduled for October 12th.
All across the State you can see the tell tale folktale markers in such placenames as HarryMan Road. Sombunall of these street namings actually originate from local sighting reports. Even Austin has a Cryptozoological Connection. The Fortean coincidence of names in these “alien animal” phenomena recurs with the strange goings-on reported down along Austin’s own … Boggy Creek. Residents along a certain stretch of Boggy Creek have reported mysterious shadowy shapes and animal noises. Reports one person:
“I heard a strange animal call: it was positively mournful. It was almost like the hooting of our owls, but not quite. The cry had a resonance to it that was mammalian; it had expression.” And later … “This was a ‘textbook’ chimp sound, starting with the characteristic low, heaving grunt, working its way up to a shrieking “OOH-OOH-OOH-OOH- AH-AH-AH-AH!”
Soon after, a resident’s dog went missing. When the dog was found barely alive, it:
“… Appeared to have fallen off the bluff, and was unable to move. ‘He was ripped to shreds’, recalls Darrell, ‘The skin on the top of his head was flipped back like a bad toupee, and his skull was punctured. He was a bloody mess.’”
The main witness was so frightened that he actually contacted Texas Parks and Wildlife. TPW was rather dismissive but sent out a two person team armed with rifles. The team searched the area along the creek and up on the bluff:
” … they reported having found a veritable boneyard in an area up above the bluff, with skeletons ranging from dog-and-cat-size to entire deer. Their official opinion was that our ‘monster’ was a mountain lion.”
As cut and dried as this case appears it offers typical Fortean and Paranormal anomalous details that are the hallmark of such ambiguous mysteries. The main witness, who was only one of the people to report these happenings, stated he was part of a consciousness group experimenting with their own version of Stanislov Grof’s Holotropic Breathwork, and quoted another para-investigator as saying:
“It is inevitable that the intention to investigate and communicate any experience alters the ultimate reality of that experience.”
Whether you are a Fortean, Anomalist, Paranormalist or Cryptozoologist, the subject of “Bigfoot” offers an opportunity to consider various possible paradigms. From a purely Fortean or Anomalist (informational) perspective, one can consider these reports as possible misidentification of escaped chimps as bigfoot creatures or even the reverse: the misidentification of bigfoot as an escaped chimp. The Fortean or Anomalist will focus on the report as a narrative with possible but unnecessary physical evidence. The paranormalist usually will focus on the mysterious aspects of the beasts’ sudden appearance and disappearance. They may also link the witness reports of extremely foul odors preceding bigfoot sightings with smells like sulphur and rotten eggs that were supposed to accompany the presence of Medieval-style demons and Mephistophelean visitations. Austin even has it’s own paranormal oriented cryptozoologist, Rob Riggs, the author of In The Big Thicket: On The Trail Of The Wildman. An interview with Mr. Riggs will be included in a forthcoming issue of Austin Para Times.
Texas Parapsychology Connection
Bridging the gap between Cryptozoological Investigations and Paranormal Research are the multitude of ghost, haunting, ESP and remote viewing seekers populating all of Texas. There’s the Lone Star Spirits and Capital City Ghost Research Society in Austin, North Texas Paranormal Investigation and Research Studies group in and around Dallas, and the South Texas Paranormal Society in Corpus Christi. Also of note is Michael Weaver and his San Antonio Paranormal Research Society. The SAPRS is a membership based division of the Institute of Paranormal Investigations, which conducts research in the areas of Apparitions, ESP, Hauntings, Remote Viewing, Mediumship and other paranormal phenomena using the rigid tenets of scientific method.
Last but not least, we have legendary psi scientist Hal Puthoff, who has been in Austin for a while now studying possible alternative power sources involving Zero Point Energy. Puthoff produced the psi research scene’s premier Remote Viewing project at Stanford Research Institute in California working with the Father of Remote Viewing, Ingo Swann. Both Putoff and Ingo Swann spoke at last month’s International Remote Viewing Conference held here in Austin by former military remote viewer Paul Smith. Smith actively trains people in the art of Remote Viewing and makes his home in Round Rock.
Of Crashed Craft & Soaring Airships: Texas UFOs – The Early Years
Perhaps the richest alternate paradigm engrained in Texas history is the state’s legendary UFO sightings & hotspots. An alleged crash of an alien ship has left a legacy of tales in Aurora, Texas. Some people believe, the interred body of the ship’s dead crewmember rests in the town’s cemetary. Someone even made a children’s movie based on the accounts, but didn’t attempt to portray an accurate record of the alleged events. Owners of the legendary Austin underground zine and counterculture store, FringeWare, commissioned a sculpture by artist Steve Brudniak to replace the stolen Aurora Alien tombstone.
Let’s not forget other paranormal phenomenon like the Marfa Lights in West Texas that have mystified indigenous peoples as well as early and modern day settlers and travelers for a hundred years or more. The Marfa Mystery Lights appear almost everyday starting around dusk, and have been widely studied, but never solved. North East of Marfa is the site of another famous Texas UFO Mystery, the Lubbock Lights. The unidentified lights were seen by multiple witnesses and even photographed, but many dismissed them as geese flying in formation, reflecting the city lights off the bottoms of their bodies.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s Southwestern States from California to Texas experienced a wave of unidentified flying objects before terms like UFO or flying saucer were ever introduced. These unidentified objects are known as airships because they predate the Wright Brothers’ contraption and seem to mimic early experimental blimps. Yet, in a strange twist some of the crew / occupant appearances portend both the Italian-looking olive-complexioned Space Brother crews of the 1950s and, in some cases, the short grey aliens of the 1980s seem predated by the Asian-eyed airship occupants.
Several sightings of the airship were reported in Austin within the pages of our city’s precursor to today’s Austin American Statesman. The first sightings took place on April 19th and were reported in the next day’s Austin Daily Statesman. Two more mysterious airship sighting reports appeared in the April 26th & 29th issues.
“About 3 o’clock yesterday morning, it began to rain and the young men were compelled to get up and fasten their tent. It was at this time they saw the mysterious air craft. They claim it was in sight fully fifteen minutes and are positive they could not have been mistaken. At intervals of every few seconds it would throw its searchlights, and the boys said the light looked as big as four ordinary arc lights. It made its appearance from behind Mount Bonnell and traveled north.” – Austin Daily Statesman, April 26, 1897
“The airship, carrying a large headlight, passed over the city yesterday morning, apparently about 300 or 400 feet above the earth. … an intelligent and wholly reliable gentlemen living at the corner of Colorado and Second Streets. … Saw a great light slowly moving over the Salge Hotel. It was coming from the southeast and moved in a northwesterly direction… It traveled very slow, the light being so blinding that I could not see the shape of the vehicle. … After it had passed me, I could see the shape of the rear end of the vessel, and it appeared to be in this shape,’ and Mr. Porsch arranged his hands in a V shape, somewhat like the tail of a fish.” – Austin Daily Statesman, April 29, 1897
Nearly a hundred years later, one of the most famous physical trace UFO cases would occur in North Texas. The Cash-Landrum Encounter is a well known case in ufology that left rather significant physical traces in the form of conspicuous radiation burns on the witnesses, the road, and the witnesses’ car. It was December 29th, 1980, when Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum and Colby Landrum were driving along Highway FM1485. Colby was the first to spot the distant object which would eventually approach them and block their way on the road. Vickie screamed to, “Stop the car or we shall be burned alive!” The diamond shaped object hovered at tree top level above the road, occasionally belching flames below. It also had small blue lights on its dull aluminum surface and occasionally emitted a beeping sound. The three of them got out of the car, but the heat terrified them. Then the helicopters arrived. “They seemed to rush in from all directions… it seemed like they were trying to encircle the thing,” Betty says. An adequate explanation for this sighting has never surfaced; most people assume it was a military test aircraft gone awry.
Several Air Force Project Blue Book files document sightings throughout the State, including one in Austin at Mansfield Dam on June 24th, 1967 (the twentieth anniversary of the Kenneth Arnold sighting and the birth of the “Modern UFO Era”). The witness was none other than psychic-sensitive ufo-researcher contactee-artist Ray Stanford.
Ray Stanford pioneered one of the world’s most interesting and instrumented approaches to civilian UFO research ever with his historic Project Starlight International. Armed with radar, cameras, magnetometers, lasers, computers and other equipment, Ray and company documented several interesting sightings just outside of Austin. In one incident an orange ball of light appeared while they had a very special terrestrial visitor on the property; Charles Hickson of the Hickson/Parker Pascagoula Mississippi Abduction. Ray Stanford has since disbanded this research lab and now uses his psychic intuition to find a wealth of rare dinosaur fossils up in the North East United States.
So next time you’re ready to dismiss Texas as just another boring state, take a trip to Marfa to see the Mystery Lights dance or visit the Capitol Building in downtown Austin and peruse the Freemasonic symbolism. Look at the anomalous right above you in the Austin sky, or consider that anyone you pass by on the street could be one of the numerous contactees, researchers, and paranormalists that make this place a lot more interesting than most people would suspect.
-Southern Crypto Conference
-Texas Bigfoot Research Center & the 2nd Annual
Texas Bigfoot Conference
-Rob Rigg’s Mysterious Dimension
-Austin’s Boggy Creek Monster
-Lone Star Spirits
-North Texas Paranormal Investigation and Research Studies
Dallas and Surrounding Areas
-South Texas Paranormal Society Corpus Christi
-Paranormal Research Society of Texas
-Capital City Ghost Research Society
-Institute of Paranormal Investigations
-Remote Viewing Instructional Services
-Austin’s Airship Sightings
-The Great Texas Airship Mystery by Wallace O. Chariton