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Apocalypse How, Part 1

A Secular, Cyclical Reading of Revelation In this multi-part post, I provide a rationalist reinterpretation of the apocalyptic End Times prophecies of Christianity. As with the Old Testament analysis series, my goal is to allow the texts to speak for themselves, while showing how they relate to our modern context. Of course, Joseph Atwill has shown that those same End Times prophecies referred to […]

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Racism, Cultural Degradation, and Misplaced Paranoia

With the Democratic and Republican primary contests all but settled, any day now we expect some sort of dramatic and Hillarious farce-off between Trump and the Evita du jour. As entertaining as this might be, we’d much prefer a sincere campaign dialogue. But really, isn’t this the way it has always been, in American national politics? This year’s […]

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Ken Kesey, Lifetime Actor

In his premier novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey portrayed a mental hospital that was controlled by an evil ‘Combine’, whose tentacles extended well beyond the hospital walls.  This ‘Combine’ was described using Masonic symbolism, as a society with a secret, hateful agenda to remold the world and to govern it as an empire of human […]

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Even Jove G’nows

With the recent opening of the movie Jupiter Ascending, we are treated to a futuristic science fiction thriller by the Wachowskis, in some ways akin to their famous Matrix Trilogy. Unlike The Matrix, this film has failed to achieve either critical acclaim or commercial success: no doubt, because the uninitiated (typical) movie critic or fan sees only a boring […]

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Warning to Oysters: Beware the Walrus!

For many in the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation, the Beatles were not just a fantastically popular band, but a symbolic representation of what was best about the era of their youth. The Beatles stood for Love, and Freedom, and Peace; and they stood against the extremes of the Cold War; that is, for common sense as opposed […]

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Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin – Manufacturing the Deadhead

In 2012 Jan Irvin made an important discovery.  In the course of re-publishing The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by the Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Allegro,[1] Irvin had been researching the letters of one of Allegro’s most prominent critics, Gordon Wasson, at various university archives (including Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, and the Hoover Institute […]

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