Thursday, June 30, 2005

Hosanna Church

"The case of a church where at least nine members allegedly abused children and animals will be taken up by a grand jury today.

"Eight of the suspects have been booked on child rape charges carrying a possible death penalty. They include pastor Louis Lamonica of Hosanna Church in Ponchatoula, his wife and a former Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputy.

"Authorities have said witnesses described the use of robes, pentagrams on the church floor, sex with a dog and the sacrifice of cats. The alleged victims, suspected to number up to two dozen, range from infants to young teens and include children of those accused."

"It's beginning to look as though another demonstrable case of ritual abuse is about to be mishandled by American law.

"The Hosanna Church paedophile ring will be tried upon the word of three abused children, while confessions of occult motive and corroborating evidence are being written out of the record:

"What is missing from the court case as it stands are the allegations of occult activity as the motive for the sexual abuse of children and animals, he said. No physical evidence of the occult, such as pentagrams drawn on the floor and spell books were ever found, Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's Detective Mike DePhillips told the court.

'"You heard today that they couldn't find any evidence of the occult, so that is a dead issue,' said Assistant Public Defender Reginald McIntyre, who represents defendants Paul Fontenot and Patricia Pierson.

"No pentagrams? Just last month, The New York Times reported that clear imprints of pentagrams, showing attempts at erasure, had been found on the floor of the church youth hall.

"No evidence? Upon accused Nicole Bernard's April confession to the FBI, she 'directed authorities to her storage unit, containing videotapes and nine bin liners full of masks and robes for use in the ceremonies. Also, she described performing oral sex on her infant daughter as part of the child's dedication."'

"No motive? The confessions were of occult crimes. Detectives were told by church members that 'they carried out the practices for years as part of a devil-worshipping ritual involving cat blood.' Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said 'This is hard to talk about and harder to believe, but some of the suspects have told us their intention in all of this was devil worshipping."'


Police fears for hundreds of children missing in London

Black magic, spies and child abuse

Child sex and top Americans?

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Chisholm, Zinser, Galloway, Blair


Malcolm Chisholm, Scotland's communities minister, declared his opposition to the Iraq war by grabbing a megaphone outside his office and denouncing the British decision to go to war.

POLICE were last night investigating a hoax press release sent out to all news outlets in Scotland claiming that Malcolm Chisholm, the communities minister, was "gay and in love".


Mexico City, MEXICO June 7, 2005 -- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, the Mexican ambassador to the United Nations who took on the Bush administration during its pressuring of the UN Security Council prior to the invasion of Iraq, was killed in an automobile crash in the state of Morelos on June 5.

On April 22, 2003, the Daily Telegraph published an article describing documents which the paper claimed had been found by its reporter David Blair in the ruins of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry. The documents purport to be records of meetings between Galloway and Iraqi intelligence agents, and state that he had received £375,000 per year from the proceeds of the Oil for Food programme. Galloway insisted that the documents were forgeries, and pointing to the questionable nature of the discovery within an unguarded bombed-out building. He instigated legal action against the newspaper. On December 2 2004, Justice David Eady ruled that the story had been "seriously defamatory", and that the Telegraph was "obliged to compensate Mr Galloway.

An article in the Daily Telegraph, 27 June 2005, referred to allegations that Tony Blair is 'unfit and drinking.'

Lifestyle guru Carole Caplin spoke candidly about Tony Blair to an undercover newspaper reporter (News of the World) posing as a wealthy sheik looking to set up a business deal.

In talks with the reporter, Caplin said the health of Tony Blair was in "dire straits".

She said that the prime minister was drinking more alcohol.

Monday, June 27, 2005

The 'Bible Fraud' is a fraud? And the 'Da Vinci Code'?

The Bible Fraud is a book by Tony Bushby.

William Harwood reviewed it thus:

"To Tony Bushby, the Christian religion began with the illegitimate birth in Rome of Yeshu'a and his twin brother Judas to Mariamne Herod.

"If that theory sounds familiar, it is because it was plagiarized from Robert Graves' novel, King Jesus.

"In historical novels, the most improbable speculation is legitimate, provided only that it is not known beyond doubt that this is not what really happened. On that basis, Graves book cannot be faulted. But as a theory of history, no biblical scholar has ever taken Graves' imaginings seriously, for the logical reason that there is no evidence whatsoever to support them.

"Now Tony Bushby has followed the precedent set by Joseph Smith, who found an unpublished historical novel by Solomon Spalding and rewrote it into the semblance of nonfiction under the name, The Book of Mormon.

"Bushby has rewritten Graves' undisciplined fantasizing as an alleged reconstruction of real events. Other analogies that come to mind are Emmanuel Velikovsky, Eric von Daniken, and The Chariots of Ezekiel, that all tried to pass off mushroom fantasies as reality.

"This book is unmitigated drivel."

William HarwoodReviewer


The book by Tony Bushby, The Bible Fraud.

Laura Knight-Jadczyk wrote:

"I had discarded it in disgust at the time I originally began to read it (in 2002, I believe) because I had noted a "twisting" of the facts in the first chapter...

"I revisited this book, reading it through to the end. Indeed, there were a number of interesting references, but again I found it to be a frustrating read because these references were often used in a very loose way intended to support the incredible leaps of assumption, and a wholly fantastic story..."


Tony Bushby's 'The Bible Fraud' has been reviewed by Robert Adams.

According to Bushby, Christ had a twin brother called Rabbi Jesus. According to Bushby, the Council of Nicaea decided that the stories of the two brothers would become one story. Jesus Christ would become God.

Constantine wanted the New Testament to tell the story of Jesus Christ.

Bushby claims that the parents of Jesus and Christ were a Nabatean Arab, Mariamne Herod, and a Roman Centurion, Tiberius ben Panthera.

Bushby relates that the brothers were raised in the Essene community. Rabbi Jesus was initiated in Egypt at the highest of levels similar to the 33rd degree of Freemasonry. He then later married three wives, one of whom we know as a Mary Magdalene, a Druidic Princess. He stole the Torah from the temple and moved to Lud, now London.

Christ, or Khrestus, conspired to take the throne of Rome, his royal birthright, and was captured, tried, and was sentenced to be crucified. At the trial, Judas exercised his royal birthright to have a replacement in Simon of Cyrene and then was sold as a slave to live out his days as a carpenter in India.

And so it goes on....


A Comment from Alton Raines

"The foundation stone of Bushby's erratic, nonsensically woven tale of two Jesii is conjecture and wild imagination, at best, having a remarkably embarrassing lack of evidence and/or reference materials for any given statement or postulation....

'How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us.' Pope Leo X (1513-1521) is a quote tossed around like a hacky-sack, but it cannot be substantiated in the least!

"Most research finds this quote, or a variation of it, attributed to a Carmelite who converted to protestantism named John Bale (1495-1563), a playwrite, who swore to inflict as much damage upon the Roman church as possible...

"...The essential story of Christ is backed by extant manuscripts (more than 12,000!) which literally stack neck high, whereas for often blindly accepted sources and resources of detractors and enemies of the veracity of scripture, there exists either no or little empirical data by which to authenticate.

"One of the key arguments posed by the De-Christers is that the earliest known writings about the life of Christ appear far too late to be accepted as valid or accurate. They are, of course, ignoring a key reality of that time which was the oral tradition, which then far outweighed writing (Plato called writing "third hand from the truth")...

"The Counsel of Nicaea in 325 AD ... was called to settle reasonable disputes of very deep intellectual, theological and rational inquiry (such as the nature of Christ, incarnate, man and God, etc) and to codify a creed and an authorized position...

The Bible Fraud is just that. A fraud.


Comment by Robert Alves

...There was a Jewish scholar by the name of Flavious Josephus. Jospehus was charged with writing/documenting the history of the Jews. He was given access to 1st century writings, scrolls etc.

In the year 93A.D, he wrote the extremely lengthy history. From Josephus:

"About this time there lived Jesus.... And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross.... " - Jewish Antiquities.


Thoughts on The Da Vinci Code

Richard D~Rating: Awful

~The puzzles remind me of middlish early day computer games. Langdon's art historical 'expertise' amounts to Postershop insights (Ah, so Monet 'originated' Impressionism!). The book is constantly flattering the reader by presenting the most obvious and superficial connections as 'iconographical', 'symbological', 'etymological' conundrums barely withing the grasp of the (unconvincingly moronic) Harvard and Oxford men that run much of the show (the girl usually impressing with reminiscences and wide-eyed stupidity). By far the worst feature is the writing though. Pretentious latinates often wrongly used (without or the wrong prepositions - check almost every second page), habitual annoyances like 'he eyed her' instead of 'looked at her', etc. Don't even get me started on the hocuspocus history. For the easily convinced: Just open any academic (i.e. peer-reviewed) account of the topics in question to get a sense of what 'evidence' actually means. Most useful to remember perhaps (for Christians, anti-institutional Christians and the non-religioug alike): Just cos I like the idea of something doesn't make it true!

Michael W.~Rating: Awful

~I cannot remember a worse book - seriously. My dislike of the writing started with (literally) the first word. "Renowned Curator...". Everything in this book is renowned, or famous, or some such. Even the big evil hulking albino. Yes, an albino villain. Seriously. The thing is that Mr.Brown does not know how to write. Almost every sentence mixes metaphor and makes you shudder with jaw-grinding cliche (oh, look, now I am doing it.) The characters are flat and totally unbelievable. Yes, his "facts" on secret societies and Christianity's history are almost all wrong, and a GPS receiver does not transmit to satellites either. But the prose is so terrible that that hardly matters. Unless you are about 12, you should stay clear of this book. Best regards, Michael.

Tom B.~Rating: Awful

~Well. I read it. And with my legal training applied to this book, let's just say it's got more holes than a swiss cheese! To the simple minded it would lead them to this final conclusion: The Catholic Church, along with the Opus Dei (monks?) have obtained the Holy Grail, which according to Indiana Jones gives everlasting life, and are safe keeping the Grail in Area 51 along with a bunch of aliens, who are, of course, Jewish financiers, and are using its power to fix all of Vegas' games.

Paul H.~Rating: Awful

~Utter rubbish! Poorly researched garbage!! Where does one begin to point out the faults? Nowhere in Genesis is an apple mentioned in the story of Adam and Eve. Don't believe me? Well go and check it! It is the "fruit of the tree of knowledge." Leonardo did not have the second name da Vinci (of Vinci). The Olympic games were in honor of Zeus not Aphrodite etc., etc., etc. Coming to a car trunk sale near you in the near future...


Thursday, June 23, 2005

Melaka - Wiggly Bottoms


Schoolgirl bottoms wiggled on the open-air stage at one end of Jonkers Street in down town Melaka. It was non-stop karaoke performed by cute Chinese kids, to entertain the Saturday evening crowd, mainly local Chinese and Chinese from Taiwan and Singapore.

Jonkers Street is fun at traffic free weekends: red lanterns, oriental music, food stalls, crowds of people.... but, there isn't enough of this kind of thing in Melaka.

Too much of Melaka is fast dangerous traffic, ugly modern buildings, no pavements and the occasional mugger.

And, it's 90 degrees and ultra-humid.

I took a £2 taxi ride heading North along the coast. Curiosity took me into a block of grey flats: pealing paint, graffiti on some walls, litter. I got talking to a moustachioed man called Abdullah who invited me into his home.

"I earn about £150 a month as a general worker," said Abdullah, seated beneath a Moslem picture.

He and his wife and five children live in this tiny two bedroom flat in this low rent government-built block of flats on the edge of Melaka. The house has tap water. They are near a beautiful section of beach and a towering condominium called Ocean Palms, just before Tanjung Kling. The sea water is filthy.

"You are much better off than people in Indonesia," I told Abdullah. "The government here has done much better than the government in Indonesia. Most Indonesian workers live in home-made shacks with no tap water."

"But most people here are not rich. Only 20% of Malaysians are rich," said Abdullah.

"But, in Indonesia so many people die of Typhoid and TB," I pointed out. "So many children don't go to school. In Melaka, on the other hand, there's been no typhoid for years and kids go to school."

Abdullah's neighbour Siti said: "It's a struggle here. My husband ran off to K uala Lumpur and he doesn't give me a single Ringgit."

Siti's friend Milah said: "I'm divorced. It's very hard to pay the bills."

Abdullah's son, cute Yussuf, and Milah's son, tall Aziz, took me on a tour of Melaka. Their sisters chose not to accompany us.

First stop: a mildly interesting full-size replica of a Portuguese ship. The Portuguse were here in the 16th Century; the Dutch in the 17th Century; the British in the 19th Century.

Second stop: some tiny ruins on a hill: St Paul's Church built in 1521. On the way down: some rude schoolchildren of Indian origin.

Third stop: Melaka's main shopping mall at Mahkota Parade. Not as good as malls in Jakarta or Bangkok. Prices are much lower in Melaka's China Town or at Ocean Mall near the bus station.

"Where would you like to eat?" I asked Yussuf and Aziz.

"Kentucky Fried Chicken," said Yussuf. Aziz agreed.

After our tasteless meal I asked, "What next?"

They decided to play some arcade games on the top floor of the mall, while I looked at the bookshop.

I picked up a copy of Ian Buruma's excellent "Gold Dust" and read - "Happy to relax. It was the usual image of Malays in Malaysia, as common as the other image, of the corrupt Malay politician, living in his grotesquely palatial home, driving expensive European cars, keeping Chinese mistresses, and taking in kickbacks from every deal in town....

"The Malays regard the Chinese and Indians as immigrants...

"Islam is the official religion...

"It is government policy to favour Malays... It is the Malays who receive government grants, scholarships, special loans, and plum government jobs...

"Yet it is the Malays who look dispossessed in Kuala Lumpur, many of them huddled together in shabby estates on the city outskirts, their children skulking in shopping arcades with nothing to do, taking to drugs or religion, dressed like punks or in the pseudo-Arab gear of Muslim fundamentalists..."

According to Buruma, the British were happy to let the Chinese run the plantations and build the cities... the Malays were quite content to stay in the rural kampongs.


A big cheerful taxi driver called Hamid took me to his kampong house on the outskirts of Melaka. It was a simple wooden shack, in need of some repairs.

The hamlet was surrounded by coconut palms, rice fields, fruit trees and meadows containing cattle and buffalo.

"Want to see a bull having its neck cut?" asked Hamid, leading me towards a struggling creature. "My neighbour is about to kill an animal."

"No thank you," I said, changing direction. "Do you own any land?"

"No I sold it to a Chinese."

Happy to relax. Hamid seemed content with his shack, falling-to-bits taxi, and easy kampong life.


My hotel: The FIVE STAR Ramada Renaissance, managed by Marriot.

A huge oversupply of hotel rooms and the Asian financial crisis have pushed down the price of hotel rooms in Malaysia. I was paying £199 per week for half board.

The hotel was full of noisy school groups from Singapore and down-market Chinese package tourists from various countries.

In some rooms the wallpaper was stained, carpets were torn, baths were chipped, and dust gathered under cupboards. In corridors there were sometimes cigarette ends that remained on carpets for weeks. Parts of the hotel were in need of refurbishment.

The food in the three restaurants was stomach-wrenchingly poor: canned fruit, oven chips, stale pastries, reheated stew, cheap over-cooked meat, cold soup... A bluebottle sometimes hovered over the none-too-clean cutlery and cups. ..

The coffeeshop played rap music containing a certain four letter word.

"Here you get what you pay for," said the charming, urbane Chinese hospital doctor I was visiting due to an attack of diarrhoea. "The Renaissance is not really Five Star! In London I paid over £100 for one night in a small cupboard-sized room. London can do that because it has a huge number of world-class attractions. Not like Melaka."

"You can see most of Melaka's temples, mosques and other historical sites in one day," I commented.

"We have a Chief Minister, Ali Rustam, who has worked hard to promote Melaka. Over two million visitors this year. Yet, Melaka needs to offer more attractions," said the doctor.

"Why do so many Singaporeans come to Melaka?" I asked.

"Hospital treatment," said the doctor. "There are several top class hospitals here and you can see a specialist immediately. Treatment is very cheap."

"Is Malaysia a healthy place?" I inquired. "Any cholera?"

"Pretty healthy. There's cholera in the Klang Valley, next to Kuala Lumpur. Then there was that virus in the Port Dickson area that killed about a hundred people in 1999. You get that only by having very close contact with pigs."


"How safe is Malaysia?" I asked my pretty friend Sasha, who is a native of Sabah, and who works in computing.

"A friend of mine was in her car on the way from Melaka to KL," said Sasha, "and she was forced to stop. Robbers took all her valuables."

"Any street muggings?" I asked.

"Last week a couple of British tourists got robbed on the street next to the Renaissance Hotel and the Emperor Hotel. And in Kuala Lumpur, five British tourists with Saga holidays got mugged within 12 months. That's why you have to be careful."

"Are the police any good?" I asked.

"In Melaka, yes. They've got better," said Sasha. "In Kuala lumpur the Star newspaper reported recently that nine police officers, including 2 chief inspectors, had been involved in carrying out robberies and kidnappings."

"Sounds like Indonesia," I commented.

"Last year in Malaysia a church and a Hindu temple were bombed. A politician was shot dead. There is a small group that want a holy war or jihad," said Sasha.

"Could that small group be linked to the security services of a certain country? I have heard that a certain great power wants an excuse to station troops in this area," I commented. "They want to control the Melaka Strait because of all the oil that passes through there on its way to China and Japan."

Sasha decided not to comment.


I set off to explore some kampongs (simple wooden village houses).

Kampong Morten, near the Renaissance Hotel, is now a fairly prosperous Malay village where residents often drive Mercedes or BMWs.

Villa Sentosa, 138 Kampong Morten, which is both a museum and a lived-in house, takes you back to a 1920's middle-class Malay world. Fancy woodwork, pot plants, elaborate furniture, a courtyard, a simple kitchen... Charming.

Outside, some of the teenage children behave like British kids: a bit of mockery and the occasional one-finger salute.

A little further out from the centre of Melaka I visited a much poorer kampong: rows of simple wooden houses on stilts; red lanterns hanging outside ; fierce barking dogs; all Chinese families.

Immediately next to this Chinese hamlet was a Malay Kampong: more plain dark wood; lots of dark trees; a bunch of kids; a bit of mockery of the sweating tourist.

Malaysia is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural.

There are 12.7 million Malays, 5.5 million Chinese and 1.6 million Indians.

The Chinese control most of the wealth.

There is not enough inter-marriage. Moslems insist that anyone marrying a Moslem must be a Moslem.

The Chinese stick to their areas. The Chinese stick to their culture which is belief in spirits, Buddhism, Confucianism or Christianity; mini-skirts, dim sum, red and gold decoration, money ....

The Indians stick to their culture which is Gujarati, Tamil or whatever...

And the Malays stick to their culture which is Kentucky Fried Chicken or American break-dancing or rural kampong life or very occasionally Medieval Saudi Arabian fundamentalism....


In 1969 there was deadly rioting between Malays and Chinese. Hundreds (mainly Chinese) were killed as the police seemed to "stand and watch".

After this time of trouble, the coalition government of Malays (UMNO), Chinese (MCA) and Indians (MIC) tried very hard, and usually successfully, to prevent racial conflict.

Malaysia made dramatic progress - KL has the world's second tallest building; KL has one of the world's top airports; Malaysia produces the highly-rated Proton car; Malaysia's airline (MAS) seems streets ahead of British Airways, but not Singapore Airlines, in terms of quality in economy class; Malaysia is one of the world's biggest producers of computer disc drives....

HOWEVER, there are too many half-built or nearly empty condominiums and office blocks; Malaysian Airlines needs restructuring to bring it into profitability; recession is hurting manufacturing; palm oil and rubber sell at low prices; computer literacy and general levels of education still seem to be low for many Malays; there is still a huge gap between the rich Chinese businessmen and the mainly poor Malays and Indians. There is no common culture.

In March 2001, in Kuala Lumpur's Kampong Medan, six people were killed in bloody clashes between Malays and Indians.


MELAKA ESSENTIALS - Bus Station- Grotty place, but staff are helpful.

Dangdut night clubs around Taman Melaka Raya near the Equatorial Hotel;

Jonkers Street Friday-Sunday.

Take a taxi along the coast to Tanjung Bidara and stop off at any interesting bits of beach or any interesting kampong.

Talk to the locals in the kampongs. The Malay language is the easiest in the world.

Where to eat- Coffee Bean at Mahkota Parade mall. The girl will ask your name so she can call it out when your order is ready. Tell her your name is David Beckham or James Bond. It creates quite a stir when you go to collect your sandwich.


Anwar Ibrahim and sex and the CIA


Numbers, Numerology, The Hermetic Universe


"Thirteen is a higher octave of the number four and is one more than twelve, the ancient number of completion. Thirteen is considered to signify the end of a cycle, as evidenced by the fact that there are thirteen lunar months in the year and thirteen signs in the Celtic and Native American systems of astrology. While thirteen foretells new beginnings, it also signifies that outmoded systems must come to an end to make way for much needed transformations. Thirteen may also be interpreted as 12 + 1 and is regarded by many as the number of the initiate."



"The golden ratio is an irrational number, approximately 1.618, that possesses many interesting properties. Shapes defined by the golden ratio have long been considered aesthetically pleasing in Western cultures, reflecting nature's balance between symmetry and asymmetry and the ancient Pythagorean belief that reality is a numerical reality, except that numbers were not units as we define them today, but were expressions of ratios. The golden ratio is still used frequently in art and design. The golden ratio is also referred to as the golden mean, golden section, golden number or divine proportion."


The ancient Greeks knew of a rectangle whose sides are in the golden proportion (1 : 1.618 which is the same as 0.618 : 1).


Phillip S. Mitchell wrote:

The twelfth century Italian mathematician, Leonardo P. Fibonacci, observed a predictable sequence of all natural development as shown by a progression of numbers:

1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, ad infinitum.

[1 + 0 = 1] [1 + 1 = 2] [2 + 1 = 3] [3 + 2 = 5] [5 + 3 = 8] [8 + 5 = 13] etc.

The Fibonacci Sequence demonstrates the idea that each stage of natural growth or development refers to its prior state in order to take its next evolutionary step. (This is not unlike Piaget's principle of rapprochement in child psychology.) It also follows the Phi Ratio


Numerology is the study of numbers, and the way in which 'they reflect certain aptitudes and character tendencies.'


The purpose to be fulfilled on this Life Path is that of becoming independent.

This Life Path produces extremely sensitive people who generally have the most delicate ability to be balanced and fair.

This Life Path is one that emphasizes expression, sociability, and creativity as the lesson to be learned in this life.

This Life Path produces the most trustworthy, practical, and down-to-earth of individuals

A Life Path 5 person is usually very versatile, adventurous, and progressive.

The Life Path 6 indicates that very prominent in your nature is a strong sense of responsibility. You are idealistic and must feel useful to be happy.

A Life Path 7 person is a peaceful and affectionate soul, and by nature rather reserved and analytical.

With the Life Path of the number 8 you are focused on learning the satisfactions to be found in the material world.

The keys to the nature of a Life Path number 9 person are compassion, generosity, and a very humanitarian attitude. This is the lesson that must be learned in this life.

This is the number associated with spiritual awareness.

This individual is endowed with many powers from within and they can reach any heights in life

A is the numerical equivalent of 1. B is the numerical equivalent of 2 etc.


Michael Hayes, at New Dawn magazine, wrote about 'The Hermetic Universe'.

Hayes has been puzzling about the meaning of life.

Hayes introduces the 'Hermetic Code'.

It's all about numbers and their relation to everything from music to religion.

Hayes refers to pi which is 22/7, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

"22/7 is ... an expression of three consecutive octaves of resonance. An octave ... comprises seven fundamental notes: Do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti. The eighth note, Do, a repeat of the first but with double the pitch frequency, is the first note of the second octave. Accordingly the eighth note of the second octave – again, Do – is the first note of the third. Taken together these three octaves contain twenty-two notes...


According to Hayes:

Three, the number of the Trinity, is the number of octaves encoded in pi.
Four is the number of base-notes (Dos) in three consecutive octaves.
Seven is the number of intervals between the notes of the major scale.
Eight is the number of individual notes in the major scale.
Twenty-two is the number of notes in three consecutive scales or octaves.

The three octaves incorporated in pi are each sub-divisible into three octaves apiece, giving an inner formula of nine octaves, or sixty-four notes.

So eight is the constant, and sixty-four, is the square of it.

Hayes calls 'this musical pattern of symmetry' the Hermetic Code, after the Greek god of wisdom, Hermes.

Hayes believes the 'pi symmetry' is found in the Great Pyramid.

The number three is important throughout the universe: the three main constituents of atoms – protons, electrons and neutrons, the three primary colours of the spectrum of light....

And the number eight... eight particles to each octet

Superstring theory 'describes all particles in the universe as infinitesimally small strings made of a kind of vibrational energy.'

Superstring theory - eleven different dimensions : three spacial, one temporal, and seven others of increasingly acute curvature...

'There are eight degrees of manifestation or modes of movement inherent within the string itself....'

"In the genetic code there are four kinds of fundamental chemical bases... It takes three of these bases to make what is known as a triplet-codon, an amino acid template, of which there are precisely sixty-four variations...

"Universal harmony is also reflected in the ever present number seven...

Hayes sees the Hermetic Code as a blueprint of the structure of the universe, DNA molecule, and life itself.

In China the chapters of the I-Ching were numbered using a combination of eight three line symbols called trigrams.

Confucius talked of the Eight Steps of Learning.

The Vedas described the nature of reality as being supported by a system of proofs, of which there were considered to be eight fundamental types.

Buddha had the Eightfold Path.

Hayes writes that "the Hermetic Code, the design plan for everything existing – particles, cosmic concentrations, living cells – is applicable literally everywhere, not only in the wider universe, but also, as we see from esoteric traditions going back over centuries and millennia, in the ephemeral realms of the collective human psyche.... Everyone, quite literally, is a miniature universe...

"If we assume, therefore, that the universe is itself an organism, a living entity, and that we are all copies of it, then this would imply that the more advanced products of an organic brain – ideas, theories, concepts – are also in their own way alive, they are metaphysical genes, as organic as the brain from which they originate.

"The ancients of the remote past, in my view, seem somehow to have understood this, which is why they devised a musical mode of existence in the form of prescribed disciplines and rituals which enabled them to psychologically conform to the laws and forces controlling evolution. This is precisely why religion was first invented – to instil into the collective consciousness of humanity the necessity of harmonising one's inner faculties according to the principles of the Hermetic Code.

"The aim was quite straightforward, it was an attempt to complete the natural course of one's evolutionary and psychological development by living-out a harmonious existence and ultimately transcending on to a higher plane, a greater musical scale above. This greater scale, a wholly scientific concept describing a higher dimension of existence accessible to the trained mind, is the heaven expressed in all religions."



1 Reformer
I do everything the right way.

2 Helper
I must help others.

3 Motivator
I need to succeed.

4 Romantic
I am unique.

5 Thinker
I need to understand the world.

6 Skeptic
I am affectionate and skeptical.

7 Enthusiast
I am happy and open to new things.

8 Leader
I must be strong.

9 Peacemaker
I am at peace.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

American soldiers shoot small children?


The story below is told by Sgt. Zachary Scott-Singley serving in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division.

The full story and the sergeant's Web log can be read at:

"I was inside the courtyard of a house questioning a woman when I heard gunfire....

"When the gunfire stopped I peeked around the front gate. I saw a soldier pulling rear security who was still aiming his M249 machine gun at a black truck off in the distance. His was the weapon I had heard...

"I was among the four, including the soldier who had fired, selected to go check on that truck.

"We were out of breath when we got to the gun-truck nearest to the black civilian truck. There were four Iraqis walking towards us from the black truck. They were carrying a body, a small boy no more than 3 years old. His head was cocked at the wrong angle and there was blood. So much blood. The Iraqi men were crying and asking me WHY?

"Someone behind me started screaming for a medic. It was the young soldier who had fired. He screamed for a medic until he was hoarse. A medic came just to tell us what we already knew: The boy was dead.

"I stood there looking at that little child, someone's child just like mine, and seeing how red the clean white shirt of the man holding the boy was turning. Then I realized I was speaking to them, speaking in a voice that sounded so very far away. I heard my voice telling them how sorry we were. My mouth was saying this but all my mind could focus on was the hole in the child's head. The white shirt covered in bright red blood. I couldn't stop looking even as I kept telling them how sorry we were.

"I can still see it all to this day. There were no weapons found and we accomplished nothing besides killing a child. I stayed as long as I could, talking to the man holding the child. I couldn't leave because I needed to know who they were. I wanted to remember. The man was the child's uncle, minding him for his father who had gone to the market. They were carpenters and what the soldier who had fired on the truck had seen was one of the Iraqi men standing in the truck bed, holding a piece of wood.

"Before I left I saw the young soldier who had killed the boy. His eyes were unfocused and he was just standing there, staring off into the distance. My hand went to my canteen and I took a drink of water. That soldier looked so lost, so I offered him a drink. In a hoarse voice he quietly thanked me.

"Later that day we were filling out reports about what we had witnessed. The captain who had led the raid was angry: 'Well, this is just great! Now we have to go give that family bags of money to shut them up ... '

"A family had just lost their beautiful baby boy, and this man is worried about having to pay for a family's grief and sorrow.

"To this day I still think about that raid, that family, that boy. I wonder if they are attacking us now. I would be. If someone took the life of my son or my daughter nothing other than my own death would stop me from killing them. I still cry when the memory hits me. And I cry when I think of how very far away I am from my family. I am not there, just like the boy's father wasn't there. I have served my time. I have my nightmares. I have enough blood on my hands. Just let me be a father, a husband, a daddy again."

-Sgt. Zachary Scott-Singley

Monday, June 20, 2005


Amenhotep was the pharaoh of Egyptian, between roughly 1380 and 1362 BC.

Amenhotep, sometimes called Amenhophis IV, changed his name to Akhenaton.

Akhenaton declared that Aton-Ra was the supreme god and Akhenaton was the sole spokesman of Aton-Ra.

Smenkhkare was reportedly Akhenaton's male lover and his co-ruler for 3 yrs.

Freud believed that Moses was an Egyptian and that Moses got his ideas from Akhenaton.

Akhenaton's chief wife was the beautiful Nefertiti.

Akhenaton may have suffered from Marfan's Syndrome, a disease of the connective tissue which is made worse by in-breeding.

Akhenaten built a new city half way between Thebes and Memphis, on the eastern banks of the Nile.

This 'Amarna period' produced art that was 'more relaxed'.

From this time comes the Hymn to Aten, composed by Akhenaten. Some people think it is the origin of Psalm 104, written centuries later.

Nefertiti apparently departed the scene.

Smenkhare reportedly became Akhenaten's lover.

There are various theories about Smenkhare:

1. he was Akhenaten's half brother.

2. he was Nefertiti in disguise.

3. he was Akhenaten's son.

Smenkhare married one of Akhenaten's daughters, Meritaten.

Akhenaten made Smenkare his co-regent.

Reliefs depict Akhenaten and Smenkhare in "scandalous" intimacy.


Dr Marc Gabolde

"Some archaeologists have argued that Smenkhare and the pharaoh-queen are one and the same person. However, the image of Smenkhare alongside the royal wife Merytaten, in Meryre II's tomb at Amarna, and the exclusively masculine epithets referring to this individual in the same tomb and on a now-vanished block at Memphis, confirm that we are dealing with a man - as distinct from the pharaoh-queen Ankh(et)kheperure Neferneferuaten."


Under Akhenaton, the previously obscure god Aten became the supreme God.

Aten was the name for the sun-disk.

"The Aten was by this point in Egyptian history considered to be an aspect of the composite deity Ra-Amun-Horus. These previously separate deities had been merged with each other. Amun was identified with Ra, who was also identified with Horus. Akhenaton simplified this syncretism by proclaiming the visible sun itself to be the deity, introducing monotheism.

"Some commentators interpret this as a proto-scientific naturalism, based on the observation that the sun's energy is the ultimate source of all life.

"Others consider it to be a way of cutting through the previously ritualistic emphasis of Egyptian religion to allow for a new 'personal relationship' with God."


Recently Ahmed Osman has claimed Moses and Akhenaten to be the same person.


He was a political opportunist?

"When Akhenaten ascended to the throne the priests of Amun controlled much of Egypt. The temples were wealthy and powerful and Akhenaten may have seen their destruction as the way to further his own ambitions. Effectively in Atenism the Pharaoh was the only person who could make offerings directly to the God, which would have given him power as both religious and political leader."


When the youthful and by all accounts extremely handsome Smenkhare was made co-regent the now alienated queen cut herself off and withdrew to the isolated North Palace with the young prince - Tutankhamun.


The oasis town of Siwa, in the western desert of Egypt, is popular with tourists.

In Siwa, there used to be marriages between boys. The weddings involved lavish ceremonies.

The sheikhs and other top people used to give their sons to each other.

Egypt gained nominal independence from Britain in 1922. However, Britain retained control of defence and communications and remained the power behind the throne.

The custom of legally-contracted homosexual marriages was officially banned by King Fouad in 1928. The British outlawed 'gay' marriages in Egypt in the 1940s.

The marriages continued in secret until about 1950.

In Siwa the minimum age for heterosexual marriage used to be forty for men.

"Sexual relations between older and younger boys are said to be frequent in the Middle East as well as in the Maghreb."

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Winston Churchill

"Winston Churchill ... had a fling with musical comedy star Ivor Novello."


Novello was the lover of the British actor Bobby Andrews, and he had an affair with the British poet and writer Siegfried Sassoon.

W. Somerset Maugham was reportedly told by Winston Churchill, that he, Churchill, had slept with Novello.

Sassoon ... embarked vigorously on a series of homosexual love affairs... His sexual journeys... brought couplings with Queen Victoria’s grandson, Prince Philip of Hesse, the musical comedy star Ivor Novello (the Lloyd Webber of his day) and, painfully, Stephen Tennant... With all of this, he won the respect of the literary and musical establishment, Thomas Hardy, William Walton, Edward Elgar, Walter de la Mare, the bizarre Sitwell Trio and ‘Laurence of Arabia’ T E Lawrence, Robbie Ross (Oscar Wilde’s great friend) – even Winston Churchill.


"In the midst of war and grand strategy, as he himself recorded in his history of World War II, he took time to note the pleasures of the flesh in Marrakesh in Morocco."


According to Winston Churchill the Royal Navy's only traditions were rum, sodomy and the lash.

In 1911, Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty.


"In the fifty-six years of their married life Winston and Clementine Churchill were often apart...

"He was backward with the opposite sex... Winston (was) awkward with women

"Readers are bound to be struck by the fact that Winston and Clemmie took so many holidays apart..."


Brendan Bracken was Winston Churchill's closest friend. Some people thought that Bracken might be homosexual.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Suffering children


Jakarta's mayor, General Sutiyoso, is "waging war on the poor".

The homes of thousands of poor people have been knocked down.

Luxury flats and golf courses have sprung up in many areas previously occupied by the poor.

Meanwhile, in certain parts of Indonesia, malnutrition is killing children.

Indonesia has oil and many billionaires and a government run by a former general who recently visited Washington.


2001 - 2003

1. Number of families evicted in Jakarta = 10,321 households (more or less 50,000 people were evicted)
2. The number of street vendors who have been evicted or had their carts and wares confiscated = 3,525 vendors
3. the numbers of side-street stalls demolished = 21,223 stalls
4. 550 street musicians have been arrested


Indonesia's president, General Yudhoyono, is a friend of the USA.

Hera Diani, in the The Jakarta Post 16 June 2005, reports that many thousands of Indonesian children are suffering from malnutrition....

Malnutrition has left 41 children dead in West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara over the last six months....

Data from the Institute for the Development of the Economy and Finance (Indef) revealed that last year only about 26 percent of subsidized rice for the poor reached its target, 26.5 percent for health services, 35 percent for school fee support and nearly 10 percent for soft loans for small and medium enterprises.

"The programs are run with heavy bureaucratic structures. The amount of funds embezzled is crazy," said Wardah Hafiz of the Urban Poor Consortium (UPC), a winner of the Yap Thiam Hien human rights award.

Free contraceptives ... have stopped due to lack of funds, which has resulted in more births in poor families.


Indonesia's President Yudhoyono "shared command responsibility for the criminal conduct of TNI forces in East Timor in 1999."

"He took part in Operation Seroja, the invasion of East Timor, and had several tours of duty there since, including commanding the Dili-based battalion 744 some time in the 1970s. Much of his career has been with Kostrad airborne units. In the 1980s and '90s he took several military courses in the US."

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Martin Luther

Westheimer/Lopater's, Human Sexuality: A Psychosocial Perspective, Second Edition, refers to Martin Luther.
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According to the authors, in his youth, Martin Luther struggled with his own sexuality.

Luther tried to deny his homosexual attractions to other men.

During the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther came to believe that if two people are devoted to each other and to God, it does not matter if they enjoy a homosexual relationship.

Martin Luther married a nun.

Martin Luther believed that a possessed child should be thrown into the river to be killed or cured. (Robertson, History of Christianity: p208;Knight, Honest to Man: p101)

In 1525, the German peasants, in reaction against extreme poverty and the tyranny of the nobles, began a revolt. Luther wrote a pamphlet attacking the peasants. He stated:

"Let all who are able, cut them down, slaughter and stab them, openly or in secret, and remember that there is nothing more poisonous, noxious and utterly devilish than a rebel."

Paul Tobin writes:

"In the peasants' revolt alone more than 100,000 peasants were slain.

"Thus, in one fell swoop, this German religious reformer, anxious to get back to the original purity of Christianity, had condoned the killing of more Christians than the Roman Empire, in its pagan years, ever did."


In 1520 Pope Leo X condemned Martin Luther for forty-one doctrinal errors. Pope Leo X enjoyed 'sporting with young boys: that is, sodomy.'


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great's father was Philip of Macedon. Philip had wives but also male lovers.

Philip was killed by a vengeful former lover, Pausanias, who had been rejected by the king for a prettier boy.

Young Alexander had a friend called Hephaestion. Both boys were tutored by Aristotle. Alexander was in love with Hephaestion.

Alexander was unmarried when he set off on his conquests.

Alexander led his army from Greece to the borders of India.

Alexander fell in love with a young man from Persia. Curtius describes him as, "... Bagoas, a eunuch exceptional in beauty and in the very flower of boyhood, with whom Darius was intimate and with whom Alexander would later be intimate."

Alexander made a political marriage when he married the daughter of the defeated king of Persia.

Hephaestion died of typhus. Alexander was grief stricken and he himself died some months later.

Robin Lane Fox in the book Alexander the Great:

"Hephaestion was the man Alexander loved...At the age of thirty Alexander was still Hephaestion's lover."

Mary Renault, in The Nature of Alexander :

"With Hephaestion he remained in love, at a depth where the physical becomes almost irrelevant; and years later Bagoas ( a young Persian) was still his recognized eromenos/lover"

Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History in the University of Cambridge:

"That he loved at least two men there can be little doubt. The first was the Macedonian noble Hephaestion, a friend from boyhood ... Macedonian and Greek mores would have favoured an actively sexual component rather than inhibiting or censoring it. Like hunting, homosexuality was thought to foster masculine, especially martial, bravery.

"The other non-female beloved of Alexander's was named Bagoas. He was not just a 'barbarian' (Persian) but also a eunuch.... Alexander's personal commitment to him seems to have attained levels of sexual intimacy that his Greek and Macedonian courtiers found embarrassing."

Monday, June 13, 2005


Sonnet 126 by William Shakespeare:

"O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power
Dost hold Time's fickle glass his fickle hour..."

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Act 2. Scene II:

on each side her
Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids,
With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem
To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool,
And what they undid did.

W.H. Auden believed that Shakespeare's sonnets showed that Shakespeare loved boys.

Some believe Shakespeare was in love with Henry Wriothesley, third Earl of Southampton.

Paraphrase of Sonnet 20:

'You were created by Nature as a woman but more beautiful than any woman, for you do not have their faults. But Nature changed her mind as she made you, and turned you into a man, for she herself adored you, and, perhaps desiring congress, gave you male parts. Therefore I cannot love you with the fulness that I would love a woman. But let me have your real love, while women enjoy the physical manifestation of it, which I know to be merely a superficies'.

In 1582, Shakespeare, aged 18, married Anne Hathaway, aged 26.

In 1587, Shakespeare left left his family in Stratford and moved to London to work in the world of theatre.

The Shakespeare sonnet Number 116: "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments; love is not love which alters, when it alteration finds." Shakespeare reportedly wrote this to a male. The sonnets are dedicated to W.H.

Oscar Wilde believed that WH was William Hughes, a boy actor who played the parts of women in Shakespeare plays, including Romeo and Juliet.

Sonnet Number 18: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate..." Scholars believe this was written for a fair-haired male.

Shakespeare wrote an elegy for the funeral of a young Oxford student named William Peter.

Professor Lars Engle of the University of California at Berkeley said in a 1995 interview with The New York Times, "Shakespeare had what we would now think of as a homosexual attachment to the youth."

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Masons

The BBC's Panorama programme has claimed that the Watch Tower Society, the Jehovah's Witnesses HQ, keeps a worldwide database of around 20,000 members accused of child abuse.

Allegations of child abuse within the church began in Scotland when 19-year-old Alison went to the police with allegations that her father, a Jehovah's Witness, had been sexually abusing her.

It turned out that church elders had known for three years that her father had been abusing her older sister, that he had confessed to the church but that no action had been taken.

Alison's father went to jail for 5 years.


May 2005

Hugh Nibley was a famous Mormon scholar whose books defend the Mormon religion.

Nibley's daughter, Martha Nibley Beck, claims in her book that Nibley was a pedophile who abused her as a child 'while chanting ancient Egyptian prayers'.

She says that her father's history books were fictional and that the footnotes 'for which he was famous' were simply made up.


Suzan Mazur, 26 October 2004, wrote about 'Bush And The Mormons'.

Suzan Mazur reports that J.W. Marriott, Chairman of Marriott Corp. is one of the most celebrated members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - the Mormons.

Bill Marriott sold its airline catering service to the Carlyle group.

Mazur describes the Carlyle "founding fathers" as being Dan Altobello, Steve Norris, Fred Malek and Dan D'Aniello.

Mazur says they all came from the 'Marriott Mormon culture'.

Malek was number two man at Marriott.

Malek was a former Director of the Republican Party.

Malek brought George W. Bush into the Carlyle group.

Mazur refers to allegations of certain Mormons forming a 'polygamist/pedophile colony'.

Why did Marriott sell its airline catering service to Carlyle?

Mazur asks: "Did Marriott have an ear to the ground through Mormon missionary/intelligence connections about a brewing Gulf War which could kill his business?"

Mormons reportedly have had a large number of people in the CIA and FBI.

J. Edgar Hoover 'started the FBI with Mormon agents'.

Brent Snowcroft, reportedly a Mormon, has had important intelligence rolls in Bush I and II governments.

Mazur claims that the Mormons have been crucial to George W. Bush's political campaigns. Supporters have included former Utah governor Mike Leavitt, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Karl Rove.

Rove is not Mormon but 'he was nurtured in the Salt Lake City Mormon culture and educated at the University of Utah.'

Mormon Timothy E. Flanigan organized the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court legal argument and was later given the job of 'making the Homeland Security department come to life'.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that oversees the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Darwin A. John was chosen by Director Rober Mueller to reorganize the FBI's computer files. Darwin A. John had previously been managing director of information and communication systems for the Mormon Church.


Factors found in cults according to Stephen Hassan in "Combatting Cult Mind Control"

1) You can only believe what the cult tells you. There is no room for interpretations.
Everything is Black and White. Other groups or sects are wrong.

2) Members of the cult are the chosen few.

3) Individuals must obey the group and its leader

4) Behave as the cult tells you and you will be happy. You will be controlled by fear and guilt.

5) If you leave the cult you will go to hell or be punished in some way. There is never a good reason for leaving the cult.

Note also - lots of flattery is used to get you to join the cult.

In extreme cults, torture is used to control peoples' minds.

Margaret Smith in her book 'Ritual Abuse': "Some violent cults believe in supreme evil gain supernatural power...people practice ritual abuse ...

"In the Middle Ages, some secret societies and fraternal organizations were accused by the Catholic church of practicing a violent, sexualized mass."

According to Smith - 67% of survivors said their ritual abuse perpetrators belonged to either secret societies or fraternal organizations (33% of alleged perpetrators were Masons).

Some believe the Masons:

1. are linked to the 'Illuminati.'

2. have occult connections.

Albert Pike, 'Father of Modern Masonry', refers to the connections of Masonry to the occult in "Morals and Dogma".

Albert Pike allegedly states that Masonry intentionally misleads lower level Masons.

Albert Pike talks about Lucifer bearing the light.

Many or most of the presidents of the USA are alleged to have been Masons.

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons, was reportedly a Mason.

In "Satanic Ritual Abuse and Mormonism" (Tanners newsletter), 60 victims in the Mormon church discuss seeing or participating in alleged ritual abuse activities.

Abraham Lincoln

"The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln", By C. A. Tripp, edited by Lewis Gannett, refers to Lincoln's sexual interest in males.

Trip argues that Lincoln's relationships with women were not deep.

In 1831, when he was 22, Lincoln moved to New Salem, Illinois, and met Billy Greene. Lincoln shared a bed with Greene.

Greene said of Lincoln's body: ''His thighs were as perfect as a human being could be.''

When Lincoln moved to Springfield, Illinois, he became close friends with Joshua Speed, a young store owner. Earlier biographers, Nicolay and Hay, described Speed as the only intimate friend that Lincoln ever had.

Lincoln and Speed shared a double bed in Speed's store for four years.

Some of Lincoln's letters to Speed are signed ''Yours forever.''

In 1836 Lincoln began courting Mary Owens. In 1837 Owens ended the relationship.

Lincoln wrote: ''I knew she was oversize, but now she appeared a fair match for Falstaff.''

In 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd and they had 4 children. Tripp suggests Mary had a psychopathic personality. With Mary, Lincoln was 'remote' and 'unavailable'. Lincoln is reported to have been terrified of the idea of marrying Mary.

When Lincoln became president, he met Col. Elmer Ellsworth described by Lincoln as ''the greatest little man I ever met.''

Lincoln brought Ellsworth into his Springfield lawoffice and then made him part of his presidential campaign. As war approached, Ellsworth was given a top military post. When Ellsworth was killed, Lincoln was deeply upset.

In 1862-3, Capt. David Derickson was one of Lincoln's bodyguards in DC. According to Derickson's regiment's history, Derickson ''advanced so far in the president's confidence and esteem that in Mrs. Lincoln's absence he frequently spent the night at his cottage, sleeping in the same bed with him, and - it is said - making use of his Excellency's night shirt!''

Early biographers of Lincoln, such as Carl Sandburg, wondered about Lincoln's homosexuality.

Sandburg wrote: "Month by month in stacks and bundles of fact and legend, I found invisible companionships that surprised me. Perhaps a few of these presences lurk and murmur in this book."

Sandburg wrote that Lincoln and Joshua Speed had "streaks of lavender, spots soft as May violets."

Lincoln's stepmother said of Lincoln: "He was not very fond of girls, as he seemed to me."

Lincoln's fellow lawyer Henry C. Whitney observed once that Lincoln "wooed me to close intimacy and familiarity."

Lincoln produced a humorous ballad in 1829:

But Biley has married a boy
The girles he had tried on every Side
But none could he get to agree
All was in vain he went home again
And sens that he is married to natty.

In 1990, the American Historical Association presented a panel on "Gay American Presidents? — Washington, Buchanan, Lincoln..."

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

John Duncan, Hornel, Monet, Faucon...

John Duncan (1866-1945) was born in Dundee. He worked as a newspaper illustrator and developed an interest in Celtic myth and legend.


Scottish painter Edward Atkinson Hornel liked to paint 'young girls cavorting in dense thickets'. He also liked to paint young girls in his studio. Nudity was a feature of the occasional painting.

E. Rimbault Dibdin visited Hornel in Kirkcudbright. Dibdin noticed that, ‘All about his doors are the children of the poor, many his red-headed young models … His garden is full of flowers, and the flowers of humanity are free to come in from the street, through the side gate, and enjoy themselves in it. He meanwhile studies and paints them, the flowers and the children, in the open air’.

Hornel was born in Australia in 1864. His parents were from Kirkcudbrightshire. He moved to Scotland as a young man and studied art in Edinburgh.

Hornel moved to Broughton House, In Kirkcudbright, in 1901.The gallery at Broughton contains many Hornel paintings, including works inspired by his travels to countries such as Japan and Burma.


Monet made friends with 12-year-old aspiring artist Daniel Fontaine, son of his landlady. Monet became a father-figure to the boy, who accompanied Monet on his painting excursions.


Bernard Faucon produces photos of mannequins and boys.


Germaine Greer's book The Boy was reviewed by Natasha Walter in the Guardian 11 October 2003

Walter refers to "page after page of sheeny illustrations of fine, languid boys as seen by artists from Praxiteles to Annie Leibovitz.... Greer is asking us to celebrate the evanescent loveliness of boys."

Greer quotes: "Correggio is the only artist ever to have depicted the anus and scrotum of an airborne angel,"

Greer claims that saying boys are beautiful amounts to "demolishing one of the last great western taboos."

Greer looks at how boys in fifth-century Athens 'allowed themselves to revel in their own peacock beauty.'

Greer compares this with the lack of grace and feeling in some modern boys.

Walter points out that 'Monica Ali's Brick Lane gives the heroine a smooth-skinned, naive boy for her illicit affair; Zoë Heller's Notes on a Scandal deals with a 40-year-old teacher destroyed by her love of a 15-year-old. In popular films, from Titanic to Thelma and Louise , love is directed towards the figure of the boy rather than the man, in contradiction of the traditionally sanctioned direction.'

Greer's aim is stated on the back cover, "to reclaim for women the right to appreciate the short-lived beauty of boys".


Germaine Greer warns women that "they are ill-equipped to act as 'sex objects' and are 'programmed for failure in their duty of attraction'. Greer believes that the job of arousing desire is done better, and with an ecumenical appeal to both men and women, by the boys who teasingly lounge and cockily strut through the pages of her book."

"If nature didn't intend boys to be seduced by older men and women, why did it make them so damnably fetching, so downy-cheeked, rangy-limbed and pert-buttocked? And what harm, she asks, can be done by romps that are 'irresponsible, spontaneous and principally self-pleasuring'? Later she risks a defence of sex tourism, proposing that the carnal traffic runs both ways and demanding: 'Who is seducing whom?'"


Angelica Kauffmann -Portrait of prince Henri Lubomirski as Cupid, Museum of Liviv, Ukraine


Anna Lea Merritt - Love Locked Out 1889


Robert Manson


Miguel Covarrubias (1902-1957)


Pierre Joubert




Emile Munier


Paul Chocarne Moreau


Roger San Miguel


Lehnert and Landrock

Monday, June 06, 2005

Black boys, 'Britain's main crime problem', need 'segregation and discipline' at school?

In the UK, many black boys are involved in gang and drug crime.

The majority of black boys in the UK are brought up by one parent.

Three quarters of black boys seem to under-perform at school. Many have problems with reading.

Three-quarters of the people shot by criminals in London are black.

80% of those who pull the triggers are black.

In the UK there was a 10% rise in gun crime in the past year.

In London, during the month of April 2005, there were 49 shootings.


Guns and Gangs: Inside Black Gun Crime, by Graeme McLagan, looks at the problem of black gun crime.

London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Nottingham are among those British cities which have a growing black gun crime problem.

McLagan describes the problems:

1. the rise of the Jamaican Yardies

2. crack-cocaine dealing

3. British-born black gangs

4. the failure of many black boys with reading

5. lack of job prospects among young blacks

6. a lack of positive male role models in early childhood

7. more than half of the black boys in the UK brought up by one parent

8. easy profits made from drugs


We must tackle the failure of black boys says Trevor Phillips, Head of the Commission for Racial Equality.

In an article in the Guardian, Mr Phillips points out that three out of four African-Caribbean boys fail to reach the basic threshold of five or more good passes at GCSE, and there are twice as many black men in prison as there are at university.

Phillips argues that "the simplistic argument" that underachieving black boys are the victims of the "racist attitudes" of white teachers does not account for the fact that Chinese and Indian children, who are just as likely to come from poor backgrounds and to face racism, typically do nearly three times as well as black boys.

Professor Stan Mimms of East St Louis, Illinois, has recommended that black boys be taught separately from others.

British academic Dr Tony Sewell has advocated Caribbean-style discipline.

Mr Phillips points to examples of segregation in the UK which have already produced good results. The Windsor fellowship runs a programme for ethnic minority children, where they are mentored and given extra lessons.

In London last year 100% of their students passed five or more good GCSEs.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


In 1994, Mao Zedong's personal physician, Dr. Li Zhisui, published The Private Life of Chairman Mao.

According to Li Zhisui, young virgin peasant girls were brought to Mao for sex, often group sex.

Mao had a venereal disease.

Reportedly Mao also liked sexual activity with the 'handsome young men in his guard who put him to bed.',6121,1498719,00.html

Mao: The Unknown Story, by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, shows that Mao was a monster, like Stalin and Hitler.

Mao was 'responsible for the deaths of 70 million people'.

According to Chang and Halliday:

Mao had no great love of the peasants.

He used terror as a political weapon.

He was sadistic.

The Great Leap Forward led to the deaths of 30-40 million people.

The Long March was a sham.

At Yenan, Mao's men marketed opium.

Mao was pitilessness; he neglected his wives.

He lacked idealism.


A defence of Mao:

Friday, June 03, 2005

Andre Gide


Andre Gide, born in 1869, was one of France’s most famous writers and he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature.

Marc Beigbeder, a professor of philosophy and literature at the Lycee de Carthage, has written Nobel Prize Library: Gide, Gjellerup, Heyse, 1971.

Scott Fish has written about Gide at

According to Beigbeder, Gide’s ‘reaction to natural beauty was never passive; it involved all of his sensibility and intelligence.’

In Si Le Grain Ne Meurt (1924-26, If It Die: An Autobiography) , Gide describes a childhood sexual episode with the concierge's son, while both of them were hidden under the family table.

Beigbeder states that Gide was ‘unable to find the flesh displeasing.’ In fact, the demands of the flesh ‘could not be ignored.’

At the age of 24, Gide traveled to North Africa. According to Beigbeder, ‘Gide’s Protestant conscience made him sleep dutifully with various women during his stay.’

In North Africa he also enjoyed sex with an Arab boy called Ali, as related in his autobiography Si Le Grain Ne Meurt.

When he returned to North Africa he met up with Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglas, and had further adventures with young Arab boys.

Gide got married - to his ‘pure-minded’ cousin Madeleine Rondeaux. He never consummated the marriage.

When Gide wrote Les Nourritures Terrestres (Fruits of the Earth, 1897), it was ‘a breakthrough for Gide’ because it was ‘a positive celebration of the senses, of self- indulgence in beauty.’

In Gide's L'Immoraliste, the chief character, Michel, is married to Marceline. But Michel is attracted to the naked young boys of North Africa and the youthful farm boys on his estate in Normandy.

According to Scott Fish, Michel rejects ‘the Protestant ethic of duty and bourgeois morality.’ He glorifies in ‘a self released from all moral constraint.’

In 1916, Gide began a relationship with the young Marc Allégret. They travelled to Switzerland together.

On his return to France, Gide discovered that his wife, ‘in reaction to his infidelities’, had burned all of his letters to her.

In 1926, Gide published Les Faux-Monnayeurs (The Counterfeiters) in 1926. According to Scott Fish, ‘the only relationship in the novel that ultimately succeeds is that of Eduard and his young nephew Olivier Molinier, who are clearly based on Gide and Marc Allégret.’

According to Fish, ‘the relationship between Eduard and Olivier also furnished Gide an opportunity to make a case for pederasty which Gide saw as permissible because it had been honored in ancient Greece and Rome.’

Gide’s Corydon (1924) is in the form of four Socratic dialogues. The narrator has the dialogues with Corydon, a former doctor preparing a text entitled Défense de la pédérastie (In Defense of Pederasty).

In Corydon, Gide points out that homosexuality had a civilizing influence on ancient Greek society.

Corydon's defense of homosexuality includes an examination bisexuality in the animal kingdom.

Beigbeder describes Gide’s attitude to free-will: "Gide equates freedom with the gratuitous, with chance. By acting gratuitously, he asserts, the individual is liberated from himself, leaving self-interest, the routine, and the commonplace behind."

Gide rejected priestly religion, but he did like the joy and love that was found in the four Gospels.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Cardinal Spellman

Francis Cardinal Spellman became New York's cardinal in 1939. He died in 1967.

He "was known as 'Franny' to assorted Broadway chorus boys and others."


The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman by John Cooney

“When Spellman died on December 2, 1967, President Johnson lost one of the most ardent backers of his war policy -the Vietnam War."

“Spellman landed in Paraguay, where he warmly greeted the dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who had recently effected a military coup. Unlike military dictatorships in Brazil and Chile that at least paid lip service to helping the people, Stroessner made no pretenses. His military and police were rewarded with graft, contraband, and the spoils of lucrative narcotics and prostitution trades. Upon his arrival Spellman went to the general’s residence, where he publicly proclaimed what a pleasure it was to be in ‘the ancient Catholic country of Paraguay.’”

"Many felt- and continue to feel- that Spellman the public moralist may well have been a contradiction of the man of the flesh. Numerous priests and others interviewed took his homosexuality for granted (Among the many interviewed who asserted this was Philip Nobile, a former seminarian who served as one of Spellman’s altar boys, according to the Chapter Notes)."


Michelangelo Signorile wrote:

"The archconservative Spellman was the epitome of the self-loathing, closeted, evil queen, working with his good friend, the closeted gay McCarthy henchman Roy Cohn, to undermine liberalism in America during the 1950s’ communist and homosexual witch hunts."

John Cooney’s The American Pope, 1984:

Cooney’s interviewed C.A. Tripp, a researcher linked to Dr. Alfred Kinsey of the Institute for Sex Research.

Tripp told Signorile:

A Broadway dancer had a relationship with Spellman in the 1940s.

Spellman brought the dancer to his place several nights a week.

A Jesuit priest wrote a letter to the press: "Cardinal Spellman’s sex life does not matter, but his homosexuality does... It matters to thousands of people whose jobs, relationships and whose very lives are threatened because of their sexuality, all the while being forced to view and eat the hypocrisy of their church. And it enrages people that church men and women can retain their jobs, hiding behind their clerical and religious statutes while their own people suffer persecution, disease and discrimination."


“The Messianic Legacy” by Lincoln Leigh Baigent

"Another of the CIA’s most influential allies within the church was Cardinal Francis Spellman of New York. In 1954, he acted directly for the CIA in Guatemala, helping to stage a coup there which was orchestrated by the agency.

"But Spellman was also deeply involved in affairs in Italy. He played a crucial role in obtaining large sums of US Government ‘Black Money’ for the use of the Catholic Church. He was intimately associated with Bernardino Nogara, the mastermind behind the Vatican Bank, and with Count Enrico Galeazzi, who with Michele Sindona watched over Vatican investments and banking in the early 1960’s.

"And it was Cardinal Spellman who, in 1963, first brought to the Pope’s attention Father Paul Marcinkus of Chicago. By 1971, Marcinkus, now Archbishop, was head of the Vatican bank, a close friend of P2 members such as Michele Sindona and Roberto Calvi, and an alleged member of P2 himself."