Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Reflections of human stupidity in the light of an ongoing controversy

Some people have been clamouring for the lurid details of the online attacks against Guy McPherson, something I have been unwilling to do.

In the light of Guy’s essay from yesterday this is all I am prepared to say on the subject.


This may be about the last essay of this sort that intend to write.


A discussion of Guy McPherson, Carolyn Baker,Mike Ruppert and human folly

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Today I am particularly despairing – more than anything about the perversity of human nature.

The news of abrupt climate change and the destruction of the biosphere gets worse day-by-day.

Just today I have read reports that show that CO2 levels (at an average of 403 ppm) are the highest since humans have been on the planet. There is more than a sneaking suspicion that methane levels are much higher than we are being told about. This after the ice stopped its process of refreezing and a large earthquake in the Arctic circle.
Meanwhile the satellites that are supposed to be monitoring this have gone dark.

I wrote the following on Facebook earlier today:

We have CO2 at unprecedented levels. The same too with methane and a totally unreported 6.0 quake in the Polar Circle in an area with methane clathrates.

Never mind. We should be concerned about fucking emojis.

Burger bummer: Google CEO promises to ‘drop everything’ to address urgent emoji issue

The die is cast and my main concern right now is the Darkness descending on human consciousness.

And for my money it is is NOT (I repeat, NOT) JUST about Trump.

I am disillusioned with MOST of humanity (or at least the ‘civilised part’) who are quite happy to be led by the nose.

This has happened in all tyrannies in history and is being repeated once more.

I am ready to sign out

Meanwhile, almost as I write darkness is settling over public discourse whereby the voices that tell the full truth about abrupt climate change and all voices against imperialism and war are being censored and silenced.

Meanwhile I detect that the populace in the United States and elsewhere is going the same way as in previous times in history when Darkness descends and we have totalitarian governments (of which the United States is definitely one) – of passive acceptance and even support.

The atmosphere is toxic and previously reasonable and sane voices are changing.

I have (or rather had) one “friend” who has given up activism in the anti-nuclear movement to take up with Antifa – quietly 'defriending' and blocking me in the meantime.

The following is written, not out of spite – more in grief than anger as an illustration of what I have observe.

Although I write about one individual and about the malign attacks against Guy McPherson I see all this as just symptoms of a malaise I see everywhere.


 The devolution of Carolyn Baker

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Carolyn Baker is someone who I have known,mostly indirectly,since I encountered Mike Ruppert back in 2011.

It was Carolyn who informed me by phone that Mike had taken his life and this is something that I will always be grateful for.

She has done some great work in the past of helping people for prepare for collapse and (more recently) near-term extinction even if I found her approach far too self-referencing and mercenary for my comfort.

She cut her teeth by meeting Mike Ruppert and doing some of the early work on analysing 9/11.

See,for instance what she was writing 10-15 years ago:

"As long as a community of thinkers, and indeed, the citizenry at large, continue to question the events of September 11, there is at least a spark of hope that at some point, with the proper conditions and at the right time, that spark might be fanned into a flame of revolution. And of course, as our Founding Fathers incessantly reminded us, there are many ways to make revolution besides the use of bombs and bullets, and if we are not willing to do so once a democratic republic has become antithetical to its principles, then we do not deserve to live in a democratic republic. Citizenry in a democratic republic, the Constitutional framers told us, is attended by momentous responsibilities, including the willingness to “alter and abolish” it should it cease to be a democratic republic."

The first indication for me of a change came last year when I inteviewed her for the second annivesary of Mike Ruppert's death.

That I was intending was an appreciation of Mike's life and work but what I got was a rant on suicide and a turning of her back on the entire Ruppert legacy.

I should have seen it coming but in hindsight it is obvious.

From a critique of the 9/11 false flag and a clarion call for revolution it has come to the following – an uncritical acceptance of the official version of the shooting in Las Vegas

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What I see (while,no doubt she continues with her day job) is a reversion to Democrat memes and an obsession with Donald J. Trump.

She has swallowed this meme hook, line and sinker.

Not a single clue of critical thinking unless it is directed against Trump from a very,very conventional way.

Not one criticism of corruption in the Democrat party,not one word against America's criminal wars let alone the Empire.

I would have expected to have read a critique of Trump as a predicament ( a word I first encountered used by her), as a symbol of the collapse of society,politics and economy.

But no – she seems to have accepted the memes thrown out by the corrupt Clintonites in the Democrat Party with singular ease.

The Guy McPherson saga

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And now we come to the Guy McPherson saga.

I had been aware over the months of this woman called Serena Marie Raphael McPherson from Western Australia who appeared to have Guy’s ear.


It turns out that Guy and Serena had been ‘stexting’ for some months, something we were all unaware of until Derrick Jensen posted something with a selected text from Guy addressed to Serena which was pretty lewd.

People jumped on the bandwagon – just about all his old friends such as Cory Morningstar, Mike Sliwa and Forrest Palmer – and Carolyn Baker who ganged together to condemn Guy for ‘abusing his role as teacher’ and taking advantage of a young woman.

Quite apart from the seeming ‘facts’ I found the whole thing pretty disgusting from the start. How dare people deign to condemn Guy for something that was private and none of my business and therefore no business of theirs.

Whatever happened to the very good biblical admonishment: “let he who is without sin cast the first stone’?

This is what appears on Cory Morningstar's Facebook page from Guy's old friend Forrest Palmer:

"Okay...Kill all this...let me be totally forthcoming...the only thing that me and my comrades have responded to is stuff that is already in the public domain...And the burden as to whether or not to respond to this stuff was something we debated ad fucking nauseam...This has been an emotional rollercoaster...It has beat us all the fuck down...period...

Even responding to things that are in the public domain, this in and of itself puts us in a precarious position where we could be attacked in many ways...And since we are all adults, you know that there is a big difference between locker room fucking gossip mixed with hallway rumors in fucking high school and discussion of a personal nature like this in the adult world...So, we are all basically putting our heads on the chopping block in numerous aspects for no other reason than we feel that the masses of people need to know what is going on...Not for us...We could have just took the information and distanced ourselves from this person and left everyone none the wiser...Simply said "Fuck it...It is none of our business...We will worry about ourselves and good luck to everyone"...But we didn't do that...Not to save ourselves...But in an attempt to notify people who are unaware so they won't make the personal mistake that we made in trusting this individual...That is it...That is our only reason for doing this

EACH OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS DOCUMENT WERE INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE DEEP FRIENDS, ADMIRERS, FOLLOWERS AND/OR COMRADES WITH THIS MAN...SHIT, WE WERE THE ONES WHO DEFENDED THIS CAT WHEN OTHERS FUCKING TRIED TO TEAR DOWN HIS NAME OVER THE SCIENCE AND TRIED TO TEAR HIM DOWN PERSONALLY BECAUSE OF THE WORK...I PERSONALLY HAVE DEFENDED HIM...EVERYONE ON THIS DOCUMENT HAS DONE IT...NOW, ALL OF A SUDDEN WE CONSPIRED TOGETHER TO THROW THIS DUDE UNDER THE BUS...TO WHAT END?...WE SURE AS SHIT WILL SEE NO MONETARY OR RESOURCE BENEFIT FROM IT...ALL WE HAVE INVESTED IS THE TIME WE LOST WITH OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OR JUST ENJOYING THE SIMPLE PLEASURES OF LIFE...THAT IS IT...THIS IS THE ONLY PAYMENT WE HAVE FOR THIS...

Point blank, I don't give a damn who fucks who or what in this world...It is not a concern of mine...Shit, if this person was above board and doing his thing, I would be the FIRST ONE to defend his actions...In fact, I was privy to information before now as other folks were concerning his lascivious nature and using the "doomer" movement to serve his sexual needs...And I didn't say anything...Shit, I am questioning myself as to if I should have said something...Hell, I am mad at myself in innumerous ways...But the fact is I do err on the side of not destroying ANY PERSON'S reputation off of word of mouth and private discussions...This is why I didn't say anything about it, although in the back of my mind I asked myself if I was doing the right thing...

In fact, to go even deeper, I sometimes ask myself why the fuck I personally give a damn about climate change or peak oil or any of this other shit...I don't have any kids...I don't have any descendants coming my way...I should really not give a fuck about any of it...But I do...For some insane ass reason that I can't even explain, where I have every justifiable reason to be at the club shaking my ass after taking care of my sickly mother during a significant portion of my adult life, I am up here staying up late and working wtih my people trying to put a response together to notify folks about a sexual predator who will honestly have no effect upon me personally one way or the other if he continues doing his thing...So, I must have one of the biggest hearts in the world or be one of the dumbest fucking bastards ever...and you know what?...Maybe they are one in the same fucking thing...

So, we will receive nothing from this...We knew going in that a slew of disparaging comments would be directed at us...But I will tell you something...If we can save ONE woman from being taken advantage of by this person in the immediate future, then we will at least have saved that one person...The time that we will never get back will be well worth it..."

To which Carolyn Baker chimed in: 

"I defended his ass and hurt other people in the process. For that I am sorry."

Everyone will be aware that Guy and Carolyn co wrote a book




When the shitstorm broke out in August I heard reports that Baker had been burning copies of her book – a story I took as apocryphal.

However when I looked at her website to write this article I found that all mention of the book has been expunged from her list of books that she so loves to promote.


I quickly discovered that the story being spread by these people was nothing more than a crock of shit. At best this was a example of people jumping to judgement without having access to all the facts.

You would think that with the true situation being pointed out that an apology to Guy might be forthcoming, but no, on the contrary, people have doubled down on their crazy aspersions, even to the extent of accusing Guy and his partner, Pauline, of running a paedophile ring from Belize – something that apart from the insanity and mendacity of the claims may well have put Guy and Pauline’s lives at risk.

I have known the truth of the situation from day one – that Serena, far from being an innocent and helpless victim (something that is very strange coming from ‘feminists’) was an instigator.

I have seen direct proof of this, which I have promised not to share – presumably because all this is subject to legal action.

However what I can do is to share this letter to Guy from Serena:

Received at San Ignacio, Belize post office, 24 July, 2017

Apart from anything this is all a matter of ethics.

In this post-modern age as the civilisation hurtles towards collapse and the American Empire implodes people have separated (even more than before) into tribes and collectively taken leave of their senses.

They take up positions on social media just as quickly as their minds can concoct something and their fingers move across the keyboard without the slightest recourse to evidence or facts.

The double standards and hypocrisy of these moralisers has reached the stratosphere if the reports that have come my way are even half-true.

Such as Mike Sliwa walking over to the Mud Hut in New Mexico to use Guy’s internet to put out his diatribes.

Such as (unsubstantiated) reports that at least one of the men involved in making these accusations themselves being involved in ‘stextng’ with Serena.

I can only repeat: “let he who is free of sin cast the first stone”

The motivations behind all of this remain a bit of a mystery to me. It may be that Serena decided for some reason to set up Guy only to later take revenge.

A more charitable explanation is that the Deep State who has been following everything Guy writes and says and definitely knew of the conversation approached Serena with a mixture of promises and threats to get here to make these accusations against Guy with the aim of blacking his name – something that supporter and NSA spy Mark Austin might possibly confirm (?).

If this were true it would make Messrs. Palmer, Jensen, Sliwa – along with Morningstar and Baker the dupes of the Deep State,

I sincerely hope not, but I don’t find it difficult to read these days.


On Mike Ruppert and sychophancy

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Finally this morning I woke to comments on Ruppert’s Restaurant which continues to keep alive the legacy of Mike Ruppert who died by his own hand in April, 2014.

Someone posted yesterday’s article from Guy with the response from one of the moderators Ali Maverick Thomas saying

I really don’t give a rat’s ass. I found an old article from McPherson dissing Mike. I don’t think anything by or about Guy should be shared in RUPPERT’S Restaurant.”


She was referring to some statement purportedly by Guy from back in 2011 (!!) critical of Mike Ruppert which Guy looked for and couldn’t find.

Never mind. That was back in 2011 when Michael C. Ruppert still doubted that climate change was caused by humans.

He also ‘unfriended’ Guy for some reason but then forgot and went on, towards the end of his life to become a friend of Guy’s and to adopt his message.

So much so that just four months before his death he made the following statement telling people that three (and only three things mattered):

  • Abrupt climate change leading to near-term human extinction
  • Fukushima and nuclear radiation ending life on the planet
  • Infinite growth on a finite planet.

He admonished his followers not to be distracted by other, secondary issues.


This is, of course something that has been TOTALLY forgotten by most of his admirers as they turn Mike into a demigod whose words cannot be doubted even if they contradict each other and his views evolved with more than one volte-face.

So Guy made one statement (allegedly) back in 2011 critical of Mike Ruppert and he becomes guilty of ‘dissing’ the Great Man.

I have to put it on record at this stage that I continue to be an admirer of Mike Ruppert. This has never meant that I agreed with him on everything, much less took his word on everything.

Every human has his/her weaknesses and in the case of someone blessed with genius like Mike, was flawed as a human being.

I have never been, and never will be, anyone’s ‘groupie’. But I acknowledge my debt of gratitude to these people, whether it be Michael C. Ruppert or Guy McPherson.

I regard this as being a far greater form of respect than sycophancy and the uncritical placing on a pedestal – from which, as we have seen, it is very easy to knock people off.

This is my 2 cents.


P.S. My interview with Carolyn Baker has disappeared but here is my appreciation of Mike Ruppert from the second anniversary of his death

Listen to "Remembering Mike Ruppert - Part two" on Spreaker.

9 comments:

  1. I was on a so-called doomer humor facebook page that exploded in outrage over McPherson's alleged activities. I kept asking if any of it, if true, altered the science behind his work. That was the wrong stance to take as the Morally Superior quickly circled their wagons. The trouble with climate change is that the ignorant and the informed as well as the sinners and the saints all share the same planet and the same fate. I find it easier not to argue with deniers and find it more pleasant not to hang out with people who are moral judges in the court of facebook.

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  2. I couldn't have said it any better! I trust my gut and am with Guy and Pauline. Imo! I have had friends set up and go to Federal Prison! Nuf said.

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  3. This all makes for very sad reading. We witnessing a collective losing of the plot by people I looked up to.
    The default mode seems to be "guilty when accused and that's it!"
    The lunatics are definitely on the grass and yes Robin, I understand your sadness about this.

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  4. I look forward to reading or viewing anything Guy has to say. I'm not at all interested in all the moralizing about his supposed wrongdoing, there are plenty of people out there doing everything they can to lie about and smear good people.I feel sad for Guy, he's tried so hard to help us. And I feel sad for all his friends who failed to stand by him. Even if the stories are true, which I sincerely don't care if they are or not, I will always consider Guy to be a hero!

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  5. I look forward to reading or viewing anything Guy has to say. I'm not at all interested in all the moralizing about his supposed wrongdoing, there are plenty of people out there doing everything they can to lie about and smear good people.I feel sad for Guy, he's tried so hard to help us. And I feel sad for all his friends who failed to stand by him. Even if the stories are true, which I sincerely don't care if they are or not, I will always consider Guy to be a hero!

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  6. Leave Serena's letter up but please block out her address.

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  7. Thank you for this! To be honest I never liked this Serena person. She always struck me as being incredibly gushy, flaky and a bit of a crybaby.

    I was turned off by her admonition of not being responsible for the climate mess of the older generation-never mind the fact that she is a benefactor of all of the inventions and achievements of the older generation as we all are. If you live in civilization then you have benefited from it, period. This is your mess as it is mine and the people that came before us! Take responsibility and stop crying innocent! She always made my eyes roll, frankly.

    When I found out that she was going to be a regular on the NBL show I stopped tuning in. I didn't want to be subjected to her abdication from responsibility or gushing worship of GMcP.

    I am amazed that GMcP's friends and colleagues would automatically side with this JennyComeLately instead of finding out the facts of this case. I can't tell whether this was a set up or if this is indicative of the rash hot-button political atmosphere that is upon us now. Whatever this is it proves to me that the doom community has unraveled. It's interesting that Mike Ferrigan has blocked GMcP from the NTHE group when you consider the fact that the group probably wouldn't have existed if it wasn't for GMcP! MF has been doing his own unraveling on that show of his lately when he badmouthed a past guest without actually naming them. If you were a listener on the show(I no longer am) in the past then you would know who he was talking about, and it was frankly immature and in bad taste. As for the other accusers on the list I have completely lost respect for them as they seem to be acting like a band of deplorables.

    I still follow GMcP, and will continue to follow him. I'd still follow Michael C Ruppert if he was still alive, as his show TLH was the best show on the internet with NBL being a close second. What Carolyn Baker did to the show was to turn it into a wasteland of New Age woowoo, hooha and constant advertisements for her books and workshops!

    Ugh!

    I've never joined any Near Term group and I Thank God for that! It makes it all the more easier to walk away from the wreckage of this movement. I will continue to follow GMcP, as his information is what started me on this journey in the first place. All of his accusers be damned.

    Thank you for giving me this time to rant :D




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    1. Thank you for your comments. I concur with most of them.

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    2. One more thing that I would like to point out if that's ok, and then I will leave the subject be. I remember Mike Ruppert had allegations of sexual misconduct aimed against him by a young woman who used to work for him back in his From The Wilderness days. She had made claims that Mr. Ruppert would comment on her form fitting clothes and at one time even greeted her wearing nothing more than his underwear. These allegations always followed him, whether true or not. Well, Carolyn Baker knew about these allegations and has never been bothered by them. She continued to be a friend and colleague of Mr. Ruppert, and from what I've heard Mr. Ruppert never denied the allegations (again, not saying that they are true or not). When did CB suddenly decide to take this sanctimonious high road concerning Dr. McPherson with a consensual online fantasy relationship, when the allegations with Mr. Ruppert concerned a worker who was non-consenual?!

      I don't get it. Has anyone ever pointed this discrepancy out-ever?

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