We have, in the past, spent inordinate time on two (or three or four) men named Paul McCartney and John Lennon. I must take responsibility for this, and it is because of my age. The Beatles came on stage just as I was growing pubes and noticing girls, and like every kid alive of that age at that time, I fantasized about being a Beatle. Later on I learned what phonies they were, mere actors backed by a huge Intelligence team that included spooks, publicists, song writers, studio musicians. But at the time, they mattered to me.
“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13)
Would that the bible verse were true, I suppose. Here I am writing about John and Paul, two old men, even older than me, one in hiding somewhere (or maybe dead for real by now), the other having a hidden twin (or out in the open as “John Halliday”). It has been good for shits and giggles to uncover and expose these low and vile creatures, but it has also for a long time been time to move on.
When the group was assembled in Hamburg, Germany, it was known to all that there were two Paul’s, and I came away long ago suspecting there were also two John’s and two Stu Sutcliffe’s. Then I stopped working on it. Others think there were more than one Ringo (but he was not in Hamburg) and more than one George Harrison, but I have not gone there, and never will. Remember, in addition to twins, famous people often have body doubles just for the sake of security.
So I am posting the following video, but with ulterior motives. It is otherwise a forgettable four-and-one-half-minute pastiche of words, photos, and creepy music.
We have used these very same photos here in our work. So maybe our blog is but a small outpost in the wilderness, but our work has not gone unnoticed. The purpose of the video is misdirection, getting people to ask the wrong question about the photos. “Clithtina” is a made-up name for a group of spooks working to litter the landscape with confusion.
This video is available on YouTube, and this leads to the nature of censorship. YouTube is heavily censored. If something is allowed to run on YouTube, it is not being censored, meaning we are meant to see it. This video, therefore, is misdirection.
The true nature of censorship
Some years back a now-departed friend was part of a project in my former home town. It was a group of fuzzy-minded liberals who built a monument in tribute to censored, suppressed or banned books. It was just a large pillar at the library with books glued to the outside, the kind of work of art that a committee would do.
One of the books, as I remember, was Invisible Man, by Ralph Waldo Ellison, and another Fool’s Crow by James Welch. Invisible Man won the National Book Award but was indeed censored in a few isolated outposts. Fool’s Crow was banned by the public school board in Laurel, Montana, but that was a tempest in a teapot, nothing more. It was “controversial” due to its treatment of sex and violence among Native Americans in the 19th century … if you really want a kid to read a book like that, ban it.
The problem with the display and the books it showed was that none of the books were censored. How do I know this? Because they were printed so that they had a copy and were able to glue it to the pillar. Further, we know about the books.
What books have been censored? What books have been banned? I don’t know. Neither does anyone else. Censorship does not work if we know it is going on. A truly banned book is one that never gets published, or better yet, never gets written. Even better yet, as with Orwell’s 1984, it’s a book that no one had the idea to write because the ability to even express the ideas has left our Wordspeak world. True censorship is what we experience daily here in the Land of the Free … arguing constantly about things of no importance, and unable to even think properly about things that are important.
I mentioned to a Facebook friend who was posting stuff about Judge Brett Kavanaugh that whenever we are allowed to debate something in public it is because it has already decided been in private. Public opinion in our country does not matter, but it is managed.
That is the kind of comment that gets no “likes,” no responses, because people cannot grasp it and don’t know how to think about it. It is a censored thought that bounces off them like flubber. It ended the comment thread in its tracks.
I am rambling, I know. Just understand, the video presented above was not censored by YouTube, and that by itself is enough to know that it is mere misdirection.