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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Radiohead’s take on the 1973 film The Wicker Man.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    The role of British intelligence and British police in these matters deserves special scrutiny. The following video discusses the role of MI5 and Special Branch in covering up the serial sex offending of Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith.

    Similar kinds of corruption exist at the highest levels of the British public service and at the most senior levels of the legal profession. The problem extends to members of the English judiciary.

    Lastly, former US Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill died on 18 April. He will be remembered for disclosing that the Bush Administration had been planning the invasion of Iraq and the distribution of its oil fields prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This is Channel 4’s interview with Richard Kerr, victim of one the UK’s notorious VIP paedophile rings. In this instance, young boys were taken from the Kincora Boys Home in Northern Ireland during the Troubles to service elite paedophiles in London.

    The report outlines that MPs at Westminster were sexually abusing young boys, that British Intelligence and the MI5 were aware of and complicit in these crimes, and that British police threatened the victims with arrest. The case is reminiscent of the British establishment’s involvement in Jimmy Savile’s reign of terror at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

    Sheryl’s Crow’s revelations about Michael Jackson, Cory Feldman’s recent allegations about Two and a Half Men(!) star Charlie Sheen, and the deaths of Kevin Spacey’s accusers suggest something is very wrong. As Cindy McCain said of Jeffrey Epstein:

    Epstein was hiding in plain sight. We all knew about him. We all knew what he was doing, but we had no one — no legal aspect that would go after him. They were afraid of him. For whatever reason, they were afraid of him.

    There’s a lot that can’t be said in a forum such as this one. Suffice to say, a re-evaluation of the value, meaning and real origins of Aleister Crowley’s magical teachings – that explicitly encourage the sexual exploitation of young people – is long overdue.

    Those who have supported the degradation of the innocent and unsuspecting will one day have to answer for what they done.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    A few years ago North & South magazine ran a piece about New Zealand’s own Temple of Higher Thought and the Order of the Golden Dawn. The article is worth reading in full, but for present purposes it’s enough to note that the leaders of these occult movements infiltrated New Zealand’s Anglican communion and posed as ordinary churchgoers.

    Like any important social lever, magic and witchcraft are inevitably deployed against political targets and other adversaries. As a result, not everything in political life is what it seems to be. Speech and behaviour are impeded and compelled; events are planned and synchronised. Serious crimes are being committed – people do get badly hurt.

    The problem was well known to our ancestors. As Christopher Faraone wrote in An Accusation of Magic in Classical Athens:

    Plato mentions itinerant magicians who crowded the doors of the rich and for a small fee promised (among other things) to harm their political enemies with incantations and binding spells. Plato’s suspicions were not without foundation; in recent years scholars have [shown] that these curses were being used by and against members of the Athenian upper classes, including some prominent Athenian politicians.

    If there’s a pattern in the media’s easy coverage of the witchcraft renaissance, it’s a determined refusal to consider what premeditated attacks on other people must mean for those affected and for society at large.

    May the many victims of these crimes find justice.

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  • Legal Beagle: On the possibility of laws…,

    There are restrictions on disorderly and offensive behaviour and language in the Summary Offences Act 1981. These provisions cover many of the everyday scenarios that people would expect to be covered by a hate speech law.

    This proposal poses a threat to New Zealanders' basic rights and freedoms.

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  • Legal Beagle: On the possibility of laws…,

    There's an authoritarian aspect to these kinds of proposals that we need to be really careful about.

    As you've alluded to, hate speech laws are part of a toolkit that is used by social activists to manipulate public opinion. Their campaigns are coordinated with the media and often fail to properly represent the views of the community.

    Suffice to say, not all of the tools available for influencing other people's behaviour are consistent with the structure of our legal system.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

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    This is the temple on Little St James Island, the underage sex lair of notorious pedophile, underage sex trafficker and billionaire insider Jeffrey Epstein.

    Epstein’s apparent suicide in US federal custody sparked widespread speculation that he had been murdered by the famous and politically important people he associated with, such as Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. Epstein’s little black book is a who’s who of the well connected.

    In 2002, current US President Donald J. Trump told New York Magazine:

    I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.

    This NYT article summarises their friendship. To state the obvious: Trump seems to have been aware that Epstein was associated with the abuse of minors and statutory rape.

    The flight logs of Epstein’s private 727 – the plane dubbed the Lolita Express because it was a venue for group sex with minors – show that former president Bill Clinton took more 20 flights with Epstein, including a trip through Asia without his Secret Service detail. Epstein’s activities were a kind of open secret in certain circles and were embraced even after his underage sex offences were made public.

    The case is reminiscent of the suspicious death of Imane Fadil, one of the witnesses in Silvio Berlusconi’s trial for child prostitution, the even uglier side of the Italian leader’s bunga bunga parties. Ms Fadil alleged that Mr Berlusconi was involved in occult sex rituals and was writing a book about her experiences called I Saw The Devil at the time of her death.

    A suspicious temple on a pedophile’s private sex island? Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and there’s more going on than they’re going to tell you about. The occult aspect of the problem is real.

    Francisco Nguema. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. General Manuel Noriega. Jimmy Savile. Roman Polanski. Gore Vidal.

    These people are monsters. Don’t get involved in the occult.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Who could have predicted it?

    The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach US President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The matter will now be referred to the US Senate for adjudication. In the unlikely event that two-thirds of the senators uphold the charges Trump will lose the presidency.

    Evangelical magazine Christianity Today has posted an editorial endorsing Trump’s removal. Editor Mark Galli writes:

    We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see. This damages the institution of the presidency, damages the reputation of our country, and damages both the spirit and the future of our people. None of the president’s positives can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character.

    US evangelicals tend to vote Republican and are an important part of Trump’s electoral coalition. The editorial was important enough for Trump to announce that he has done more for religion than anybody ever. This seemed unlikely to be true.

    In related news, Boris Johnson led the Conservatives to an emphatic victory over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, a widely predicted reprise of the 1983 contest. As was as if some occult hand had moved the players like pawns upon some giant chessboard.

    In neither case are things what they seem to be. Behind a thinning veneer of managed chaos there is a deliberate profanity and a shocking cruelty, a kind of cold-eyed madness. I didn’t choose my visit to these cursed lands, but I invite those who know to push past the illusion that such efforts could be without lasting consequences.

    Merry Christmas.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

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    This photo of the Cybertruck - that mostly bulletproof challenge to the aesthetic of our times - is from Tesla's website. Elon Musk says Tesla had received 250,000 orders as of 26 November.

    Pricing starts at $39,900USD, or around $62,000NZD. The battery on the most expensive model is said to have around 750 kilometres of range.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    If witchcraft really is the future, it would be good to see proponents and commentators take its drawbacks more seriously.

    If there is such a thing as magic, it should be a criminal offence to use it on other people without their informed consent.

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