Note to Reader: This blog post has been put “under review” as we have had growing pains in developing the technology we use to identify twins, replicas and zombies. The eyes behind the technology are getting better, so as you read this piece note that if you are troubled by its conclusions that we will be looking at it in more depth and with better eyes. For the time being, it is speculation.
Gwen Ifill died on November 14, or so we are told. There are no spook markers that I can see around her death. It could be real, and if so I offer condolences to her family, her twin sister, and also any Ifill’s that might be real people, the Riperton’s and Rudolph’s, and Maya Rudolph, who is either a daughter or niece. Spook families can be complicated.
I have a list from our writer Straight of people of interest who he thinks might be Zombies. We have diverted from that path now that we are discovering replicas. But for me it still holds interest. There appears to be a program in place to put people in music and acting to train them in the art of duplicity. They learn to be comfortable in public while lying and having a false identity. These people then fake their death and later re-emerge as someone else, usually in the news business.(My favorite so far – Razzle becomes Brian Williams. The irony is delicious, as news readers take themselves so seriously.)
Gwen Ifill was such a person, as evidence that follows will indicate. When I learned of her death, I contacted Straight and offered this project to him, since she is his discovery. But he is wrapped up on other very interesting research.
So here it is: Minnie Riperton, the R&B singer of the 70s, faked her death in 1979, and reappeared later as Gwen Ifill. She has now died again, but this time it appears real.
I gathered up photographs and set them up and compared them, and quickly realized Straight had it right. Riperton and Ifill lined up perfectly in most photos.
I’ve been at this long enough now that there are no surprises, and yet I was surprised to discover that Riperton was a twin, and so, of course then, is (was) Ifill. When will I learn?
Let’s start with a YouTube interview of Riperton by Mike Douglas. You need only watch the first 30 seconds of it to get the important material. If by chance the video below is disabled, then go see it on YouTube, as embedding has been disabled by request. In it you will learn that Riperton sent her daughter to school in Laurel Canyon.
That’s a red flag. Laurel Canyon was the center of spook activities in the music business 60s and 70s, and the location of the fake Charles Manson affair. It was also the location of the Lookout Mountain film studio, a CIA bees nest where they shot more movies than all of Hollywood during that time. (Possibly the moon landing footage as well.) And that is where Riperton was. So it should come as no surprise that she too was a spook on assignment.
Riperton’s Wiki page is very interesting. Her fake background puts her in Chicago, daughter of a Pullman porter. She married Richard Rudolph in 1970, and gave birth to two children, Marc and Maya Rudolph, who later became a cast member on Saturday Night Live. (I have not followed her career, but note that well-connected people seem to skate into stardom with or without talent.) She then faked her death (breast cancer) and re-emerged as Ifill in 1981 or so, at first a print journalist.
This is why Marc and Maya Rudolph have lost either an aunt or mother with the death of Ifill.
Richard Rudolph is an interesting man, a powerful force in the music business, and an Ashkenazi Jew. It all fits. I have Jewish roots of my own, and don’t know what it means, since I was raised Catholic. I certainly hold nothing against them either as a race or religion, and the old prejudices that kept them our of the arts, businesses and schools has long vanished. But this sort of thing is a constant theme in music and movies – there are many, many powerful Jews at work.
Here’s a clip from Maya Rudolph’s Wiki page:
Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida. She is the daughter of soul singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton and composer, songwriter, and producer Richard Rudolph. Her father is an Ashkenazi Jew, and her mother was an African-American. Her paternal grandfather was Sidney Rudolph, a philanthropist who once owned all of the Wendy’s and Rudy’s restaurants in Dade County, Florida. Her great-grandfather, who was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, changed his surname from “Rudashevsky” to “Rudolph,” and was one of the founding members of Congregation Beth Shalom, a Conservative Jewish synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
So Riperton was not just some talented young Chicago girl who stumbled to fame. She was well-connected, at least from 1970 forward, and probably before. Then she became “Gwen Ifill,” a small part of a large project, what I call total spectrum domination. (Just within PBS we have so far uncovered Charlie Rose (who was once David Box) and Judy Woodruff (a replica), and now Ifill.
As I see it, every face we see on TV news is fake. We have discovered many who used to be someone else, usually trained in the music business or acting. I would say “all” but cannot prove that. I only suspect it. We offer strong evidence here at this blog that all news is fake news read to us by fake people.
On to photographs:
First Minnie Riperton Twin One:
Minnie Riperton Twin Two:
Here are some mismatches drawn from these photos:
These are clearly two different people.
Here is Gwen Ifill Twin One:
And Gwen Ifill twin Two:
And, some mismatches drawn from these photos:
Again, clearly two different people, with the nature of the mismatch identical to that of the Riperton’s.
And now the fun part, the match-up between Riperton and Ifill. Here is Twin One of each:
They look very much alike, same shape face, eye line, nose, cheeks. I call it a match.
Twin Two of Each:
Again, features match, just a tad of misalignment on the nose, but not enough to convince me that these are not the same person.
And so, we add Gwen Ifill and Minnie Riperton to the Honor Roll of Twins, and both again to the Honor Roll of Zombies.
And to the family of Minnie Riperton/Gwen Ifill, our condolences.