Earlier this week John le Bon and I had a 2-1/2 hour conversation, which was saved for posterity.
I do not imagine I am that interesting, so relax. I am not suggesting that you go to John’s website to listen to me rattle on for that long, but there is a trove of interviews there. I am going to subscribe, but am waiting until my credit card rolls over, some time after the 20th. I am in that time frame where I can incur an expense, and then postpone payment for almost 60 days. It is an interest-free loan.
I do urge readers to visit his site, as this very interesting young man contributed tons to our interview. He is currently a resident of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, a beautiful city north and west of Greece. One thing I wanted to ask him is how he ended up there, but I never got around to it, you know, talking about me, me and then me.
I do suggest that you go to his website, maybe even become a subscriber. Right now my name is pasted on the front page, but that will roll over as he finds someone else to interview. In theory you can listen to the first hour without becoming a member, but for those I have directed there, that has not worked. My fascinating ruminations appear to be forever behind the pay wall. [Here is the link to bypass the pay wall for the first hour, supplied by John: https://www.johnlebon.com/uncategorized/bonversations-ep-23-mark-tokarski-14-jun-2022-public-release/%5D
One thing we talked about was climate change, and I recalled watching a 1975 movie called Rancho Deluxe. It was filmed in Paradise Valley, a beautiful stretch of land perhaps 60 miles long on the Yellowstone River. The valley connects the towns of Livingston with Gardiner, which is the northwest entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It is currently undergoing heavy flooding. The road in YNP that leads from Gardiner to Mammoth is wiped out now, and I doubt that people will be traveling there for a couple of years.
The reason I brought up Rancho Deluxe was that I spent a lot of time there while a Montana resident, and in watching the movie decades after it was made, felt regret that the mountains nearby were loaded with snow pack. How sad, I thought, with global warming, that we would not see that again in our futures.
My point was that if we do not pay close attention, do our own research and think for ourselves, we absorb the mainstream narrative, and are not skeptical enough. This year, with heavy snow pack and rain to boot, flooding is going on. We can easily see that the snow pack in that area varies from year to year. The climate is variable, never stable, and is not changing to any degree that is harming anyone.
Snowfall is not in decline. Temperatures, if anything, are in slight decline as we wind down in our Holocene Interglacial period. Due to precessions and oscillations and other stuff I do not grasp, during these brief (10-15,000 year) escapes from our normal glaciated epoch in the Northern Hemisphere, we have warm periods and periods of cooling.
The Holocene has been going on now for around 12,000 years. When it ends, North America will cool again, glaciers will return, crops will fail, windmills and solar panels and other memorials to our current insanity will be buried under ice. Trust me on this one: Cooling is not something we want. Warming is good.
The New York Times tells us that current flooding in Montana is part of Climate Change, and that every other National Park will soon endure the same fate. I watched in 1988 as two million acres in the Park burned to a crisp as a result of a prolonged drought. The place is now lush again, the forest canopy fully recovered. It varies.
The New York Times is full of shit.
John and I wandered afield, and I want to cover two more topics from his perspective, autism and ultrasound.
As above, with Climate Change, I have been passively absorbing the mainstream narrative regarding autism. Here is Peter Breggins, MD, from his 1994 book, Toxic Psychiatry:
Responding to a PR blitz from biopsychiatry and from parents of autistic children, represented by the Autism Society of America, the media have been promoting the idea that autism is now a known physical disorder, that parents have no role in creating the problem, and, further, that no one in the profession believes anything else. None of these assertions is true. The evidence for a physical basis for autism is as flimsy as the evidence in regard to other psychiatric disorders.
The other disorders that Breggins sets aside with great force are schizophrenia, manic depression (“bipolar disorder”), ADD, learning disorders, dyslexia, childhood depression, and just about every other “disease” that parents induce in children (along with schools and enforced boredom). There are no chemical tests that give us a diagnosis for any of those, no lists of physical symptoms that indicate that there are problems that can be objectively relegated to chemical imbalances in the brain.
No one in any profession has a clue about chemicals in the brain or their proper balance. It is all hooey. Two professions now rule from a high perch and offer nothing in terms of credible science for us: Virology, and Psychiatry. Both should be set aside with great force.
And here I was, assuming 1) that vaccines cause autism that it is running wild now, and that 2) psychiatrists are on top of this. Just as with Climate Change before I looked into the matter, I was passively absorbing the landscape around me. I’ve got to stop doing that!
John made the very interesting point that while vaccines are like our modern religion that no one can question, they do allow a subsurface industry to flourish that attributes autism to certain vaccines. Hmmm.
There exists a TV series called “The Shield,” which ran from 2002 to 2008. It was about corrupt cops, but a side plot was how the leading character, Vic Mackey, had two children who were autistic. He and his wife confronted a pediatrician who claimed that there were no studies connecting autism to vaccines. Vic’s wife, Corrine, recited an elegant rebuttal of that notion to her.
The point is that this series, which was mainstream fare, was allowed to indict vaccines as the cause of autism. Nothing gets on TV by accident.
John brought up a topic that he is very keen on and that I have no inkling about: The effects of ultrasound on babies. He says that the procedure is now cooking kids in the womb, as the intensity of both the procedure and the power of modern devices used to create those images is harming children.
If indeed autism is rampant, John suggests we look beyond vaccines and at ultrasound. Indeed I want to know more.
Anyway, JLB asked me to do the interview, and I came away with new ideas, topics of research, and new attitudes. He enlightened me.