Paul Robeson’s ECT at the Priory

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In September 1961 the American actor Paul Robeson was admitted to the Priory Clinic in Richmond, London, and treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). His son, Paul Robeson junior, has long suspected that the CIA may have had a hand in both his father’s sudden breakdown during a visit to Moscow and subsequent treatment in London (and, later, in New York).

Paul spent nearly two years in the Priory Clinic, with occasional short visits home to the London flat where he lived with his wife Eslanda. It was his wife who organised his admission to the Priory and consented to ECT, his son not learning he had been given ECT until later. Eventually Eslanda was persuaded that the regime of ECT and heavy doses of drugs at the Priory were not doing any good; Paul was removed from the Priory and taken to a clinic in East Germany where he spent…

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Teddy Terrorizes

Dioniso Punk

It seems this world has definitively lost any trace of our original innocence and tenderness, so nothing is safe anymore and everything conceals a risk. According to Getty Images, even Teddy isn’t always so sweet.

Kind of like many horror authors, the photo agency curated a list of stock photos featuring various beloved toy bears in situations ranging from shocking to bizarre to downright disturbing. Can your childhood bear being destroyed yet again?

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Victorian Giants

Dioniso Punk

Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll are the guest stars of a fascinating exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London next spring, together with other three of the most celebrated figures in art photography: Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander, and Clementina Hawarden. These four artists would come to embody the very best in photography of the Victorian era. Their experimental approach to picture-making and radical attitudes towards photography have informed artistic practice ever since.

Featuring striking portraits of sitters such as Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Carlyle, George Frederick Watts, Ellen Terry and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the exhibition will include loans from the Royal Collection, the V&A and Tate, as well the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and other museums in Sweden and Germany. Fragile images rarely displayed because the prints and negatives are so vulnerable to light damage.

Lewis Carroll’s portraits of Alice Liddell, the real model…

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22 Vintage Photos Show What America Looked Like When Alcohol Was Illegal During the 1920s and ’30s

The prohibition of alcohol in the United States lasted for 13 years during the 1920s and 30s. It is one of most famous—or infamous—times in recent American history. While the intention was to reduce the consumption of alcohol by eliminating businesses that manufactured, distributed, and sold it, the plan backfired.

Considered by many as a failed social and political experiment, the era changed the way many Americans viewed alcoholic beverages. It also enhanced the realization that federal government control cannot always take the place of personal responsibility.

We associate the Prohibition era with gangsters, bootleggers, speakeasies, rum-runners, and an overall chaotic situation in respect to the social network of Americans. The period began in 1920 with general acceptance by the public. It ended in 1933 as the result of the public’s annoyance with the law and the ever-increasing enforcement nightmare.

Police in New York City pour liquor from a barrel down a sewer during a 1921 raid. (Graphicaartis / Getty Images)
Tears mingle with strong beer in Newark, New Jersey, as prohibition agents destroy the unlawful liquor seized in a Hoboken raid on June 18, 1931. (New York Daily News / Getty Images)
Huge black-and-white posters printed in bold type serve as notice that a Chicago business had been closed by the federal courts for violations of the Volstead Act. (George Rinhart / Getty Images)
A driver tries to ensure his safety with a banner on his vehicle that reads, “I’m not a Bootlegger. Don’t shoot, I’ll stop,” near the Mexico border in 1929. (Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)
The shoe of an alcohol smuggler who had been arrested at the Canadian border is strapped with wooden soles in the form of cattle hooves to camouflage their border crossing, circa 1924. (Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)

Bottles of Scotch whisky smuggled in hollowed-out loaves of bread are confiscated by police on June 12, 1924. (AP Photo)
Groups of young people playfully pose with illegal drinks, circa 1922. (Kirn Vintage Stock / Getty Images)
Two police officers drink from flasks by their car, circa 1930. (Kirn Vintage Stock / Getty Images)
A woman demonstrates how to use a Prohibition-era book to conceal a liquor flask in 1927. (Bettmann / Bettmann Archive)
A woman uses a dummy book, titled The Four Swallows, as a hiding place for liquor during Prohibition in 1925. (Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)
A woman shows off her new initialed garter flask, which had become the latest rage in 1926. (Hulton-Deutsch Collection / Corbis / Getty Images)
A potential customer examines an enterprising advertisement for an illegal speakeasy during Prohibition in the 1920s. (Hulton-Deutsch Collection / Corbis / Getty Images)
Children watch as a prohibitionist destroys a barrel of beer with an ax during the 1920s. (Bettmann / Bettmann Archive)
Police officers raid a Long Island, New York, home to find $20,000 worth of booze on Jan. 26, 1930. (Bettmann / Bettmann Archive)
Four women chug bottles of illegal liquor, circa 1925. (Kirn Vintage Stock / Getty Images)
A woman demonstrates how her overcoat conceals two tins of booze strapped to her thighs on Sept. 3, 1928. (George Rinhart / Getty Images)
More than 40,000 demonstrators gather in Military Park, Newark, on Nov. 1, 1931, to oppose the ban of alcohol in the US. (Bettmann / Bettmann Archive)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Cullen-Harrison Act, or “Beer Bill,” the first relaxation of the Volstead Act, on Mar. 22, 1933. The new law allowed the sale of beer and wine containing 3.2% alcohol starting at midnight on April 6. (AP)
Partygoers celebrate the end of Prohibition amid a tangle of confetti and ribbons in 1933. (Bettmann / Bettmann Archive)
Workers in Brooklyn unload cases of liquor from marble blocks, which were used to conceal alcohol before the repeal of Prohibition, in October 1933. (New York Times Co. / Getty Images)
Bartenders at Sloppy Joe’s bar in Chicago pour a round of drinks on the house for a large group of smiling customers as it was announced that the 18th Amendment had been repealed and Prohibition had been removed from the US Constitution after 13 years. (American Stock Archive / Getty Images)
A woman serves drinks to a crowd of men who are joyfully celebrating the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. (Bettmann / Bettmann Archive)

Disasterland

Dioniso Punk

Through his family-unfriendly paintings of Cinderella in a meat dress or Jasmine and Belle making out and the Queen from Snow White snorting cocaine, José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, from Mexico, just seeks to highlight the striking contrast between our ideals and our realities: I think it’s time to stop being afraid and to speak without hesitation about certain taboo subjects.

But, as opposed as it might seem, Rodolfo has utmost respect for the artistry of Disney cartoons, since served as his “first visual school”: It was very stimulating. The colorful landscapes, the stylization of the characters and the amazing animation inspired me. Disasterland — from a past exhibition at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles — is his tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable attraction of celebrity.

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Hate Thy Brother

Dioniso Punk

As one of the most significant events of “the Troubles” — an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century — because a large number of civilian citizens were killed, by forces of the state, in full view of the public and the press, Bloody Sunday was celebrated from 1972 to today by artists like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, U2, Roy Harper, Black Sabbath, Thomas Kinsella and many others. It’s an event recalled every year through memorials and marches and that still has the potential to divide Northern Ireland’s fractious politicians. Even though many soldiers never fired a shot, the cloud of anxiety still hangs heavy on their lives. Someone has suffered depression and years of worry: “we served our country and have been abandoned”.

26 people were shot by the paratroopers, 13 died on the day and another died four months later. One of these was…

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GIANT TREES BEFORE THE FLOOD! No Trees on Flat Earth-Biblical Perspective 

FLAT EARTH SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING!!! This will totally change your thinking about our earth and how you see it. We have seen mesas, buttes, and jagged rock mountains, but we have never truly SEEN them for what they are! Even if you are a Flat Earther, this is going to blow your mind! The pictures speak for themselves, but I highly recommend watching the video link below. It is fantastic and explains why these large rock structures are not lava formations, but are something much different than we’ve been told.


Here is the video that recently came out and is rocking the Flat Earth community.

There are No Forests on Flat Earth Wake up

Many assumptions have been made about how trees could have been this large and where they went. This is a view of these giant tree stumps from a Biblical perspective.

The evidence pointing to these large…

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The big one: how environmental killing becomes a medical disease

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The big one: how environmental killing becomes a medical disease

The giant pig farm disaster: a medical hoax and cover story

The full truth has never been told—until now.

by Jon Rappoport

January 18, 2017

“To handle all that [pig-farm feces] waste, farmers in North Carolina use a standard practice called the lagoon and spray field system. They flush feces and urine from barns into open-air pits called lagoons, which turn the color of Pepto-Bismol when pink-colored bacteria colonize the waste. To keep the lagoons from overflowing, farmers spray liquid manure on their fields nearby. The result, says Steve Wing, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is this: ‘The eastern part of North Carolina is covered with shit’.”National Geographic, 10/30/14

The above quote describes corporate pig farming around the world.

In order to carry out this operation, giant companies like Smithfield have influenced…

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Bombshell: sacrificing children to the state of California: SB18

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Bombshell: Sacrificing children to the state of California: SB18

Watch out for the big money behind this operation: it’s the secret

by Jon Rappoport

December 15, 2016

This article is dedicated to Patrick Wood, author ofTechnocracy Rising, a book everyone should read. Yesterday.

A bill introduced by the notorious Richard Pan, the mover and shaker behind the mandatory vaccination law in CA—this new one, SB18, is a grab-bag of generalities basically giving over care of children to the State.

Catch the flavor of the wording. It emerges like swamp gas:

“The Legislature finds and declares that all children and youth, regardless of gender, class, race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, religion, immigration status, sexual orientation, or ability, have inherent rights that entitle them to protection, special care, and assistance, including, but not limited to, the following: The right to parents, guardians, or caregivers who act in their best…

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The Control Matrix Scrambles To Keep The Slaves On The Plantation

By Dylan Charles

For decades now, independent journalists, researchers, thinkers and truth-seekers have been at work uncovering the ugly truth how about how our world is managed, manipulated and controlled by an unaccountable corporate and political elite.

Working to push the message into public consciousness, we’ve written countless books, bank-rolled radio, films and television programs, created organizations, newsletters and blogs, held public gatherings and rallies, and anything else possible to enlighten others with the knowledge and information being deliberately hidden from view of the mainstream.

The matrix, however, insists on driving the narrative, because, in order for the paradigm of war, debt, pollution, surveillance, and injustice to survive, we the people must be content to live our lives on their plantation of the mind. We must remain focused on their stories, distracted from our own. We must stay glued to their manufactured version of reality, so that we don’t get busy with the work of creating a new vision for ourselves.

READ: 16 Signs That You’re a Slave to the Matrix

But now the message of truth and freedom is moving into mainstream consciousness. It’s reaching critical mass, and predictably, the control matrix is scrambling to maintain its grip on reality and how we perceive the world.

It simply cannot allow us to venture out into the wilds of human imagination because if we up and walk off, then it goes the way of all empires … to the grave. All we have to do is withdraw our consent and retract our complicity, and it falls.

And so, you see, because so many of us have already shunned the corporate/state propaganda machine, and because so many of us have stepped out of Plato’s cave and have seen beyond the world of shadow fiction, the control matrix has been forced to play its predictable hand: censorship.

This is the rise of the fabled Ministry of Truth, as prophesied by George Orwell. The attempt to corral public consciousness via censorship of the Web by appointment of a ludicrously biased board of corporate and media elite. They want the ability to gaslight humanity, to make it appear as though the reality we see, feel and experience every day is unreal.

Pure lunacy. Arrogance of the highest order.

As the technocracy, or any other bureau of the control matrix, rises to battle the awakening it will be met with ever evolving and creative forms of resistance.

They may re-write Facebook algorithms so that people only see fluffy bunnies and flag-worshiping sports contests. They may call everything they don’t approve of fake news.’ They may say every dissenting voice is sponsored by Russia, or whatever other ridiculous nonsense they contrive, but they are only sabotaging themselves.

We already know the truth. Desperation is the driving force behind their new attempts at censorship.

People want to be free, they want liberty, and they want choices. It’s better for everyone that the control matrix quit pretending this is what they offer humanity. It’s better we all move forward without any illusions as to the true purpose of their mission.

Socrates undermined the legitimacy and moral authority of the state with nothing but spoken word. For ‘refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state,’ and for ‘corrupting the youth,’ he was sentenced to death.

As much as they would like us to believe otherwise, the power of awakened consciousness is far greater than even the threat of death. The human desire to be free in this material world is so strong, countless heroes and martyrs have sacrificed everything for the dream of freedom. This is why Socrates willingly drank the poison hemlock, why he carried out his own death sentence.

In a game of high strategy, forcing your opponent to reveal their hand and to play their cards is a win.

If the public no longer believes in and obeys the propaganda, the control matrix loses their authority and power. This is happening now, and while the journey might be harrowing, there simply is no return to slavery.

Read more articles by Dylan Charles.

Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. He may be contacted at wakingtimes@gmail.com.

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