Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Summer of 1947

The summer of 1947 was an amazingly eventful moment in human history, in more ways than one.

In June of 1947, a French scholar named Jean Doresse discovered the importance of 52 books, referred to as the Nag Hammadi Codices, found in December of 1945 in a cave in Upper Egypt. These books were allegedly hidden by early followers of Jesus Christ, called Gnostics, nearly 2,000 years ago. Gnostics (gnosis is a Greek word meaning inner knowledge or insight) were considered heretics and persecuted by orthodox Christians.

These books included: the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Apocryphon of John, and the Gospel of Truth. Also in this collection were writings attributed to early followers of Jesus Christ, such as the Secret Book of James, the Apocalypse of Paul, the Letter of Peter to Philip, and the Apocalypse of Peter.

Also in the summer of 1947, 15,000 fragments from 500 manuscripts were discovered in 11 caves on the shore of the Dead Sea, about 13 miles east of Jerusalem. These are known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Fragments of every book in the Old Testament (except the Book of Esther) were found. Prophecies by Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Daniel, plus psalms attributed to King David and Joshua, not found in the Bible are written in the scrolls.

According to scholars, the Dead Sea Scrolls were written by the Essenes (a strict apocalyptic Jewish sect that dwelled in the wilderness) between 200 B.C and 68 A.D. The Essenes were led by a priest known as the "Teacher of Righteousness" who was opposed (and possibly killed) by the established priesthood in Jerusalem.

On June 21, 1947, an airplane pilot named Kenneth Arnold spotted what he described as “flying saucers” over Mt. Rainier in Washington. The term “flying saucer” soon became part of the English language. Over the next few weeks, hundreds of reports of flying saucers appeared in newspapers across the USA.

On July 4, 1947, several witnesses, including an older couple sitting on their porch, an archeologist and his students on a field trip, and two nuns changing shifts at a local hospital witnessed an object late at night "come in out of the north-northwest sky at a very high rate of speed" near Roswell, New Mexico, and crash into the earth.

This unidentified object was spotted on Army Air Force radar and an armed unit was dispatched to the area.

Sometime thereafter, during the daylight, Mack Brazel discovered a large amount of unusual debris scattered over his ranch near Roswell. He informed the local sheriff who informed the Army Air Force Base in the area.

On July 8, 1947, Major Marcel, intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group at the Roswell Army Air Field, released a statement to the press that a flying disk had been recovered from a ranch in the Roswell vicinity. The recovered debris was flown to "higher headquarters" where it soon disappeared from the radar screen altogether.

The official explanation, by General Ramey of the Army Air Force, was a weather balloon. Apparently, an intelligence officer and numerous witnesses were unable to distinguish between a balloon and a metallic saucer.

No big deal -- now we can all sleep better at night knowing our government isn't keeping any secrets from us.

In the summer of 1947, Jews began returning to their ancestral homeland, from Europe and Russia, to form a new state named Israel (officially recognized in 1948). The United Nations set up partitions for Arabs and Jews.

Also in the summer of 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the racial color barrier in baseball, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in jet aircraft flight, construction began on the United Nations (U.N.) building in New York City and the minimum wage became a dollar an hour. The ever-expanding federal government created the Atomic Energy Commission, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Council, the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

It was quite a remarkable coincidence that significant holy scriptures were discovered in the Middle East and UFO activity became intense during the same short span of time. Plus, it was quite a coincidence of the rapid buildup of military intelligence during a period of perceived UFO threat.

Or perhaps, it wasn't a coincidence at all.

On August 10, 1947, I blew out the three candles on my birthday cake. Then I went outside and played alone in my sandbox, contemplating my future as either the inventor of a space-time continuum modulator that would traverse parallel universes via vibration-frequency modality corresponding to the nine-dimensional vortex of superconsciousness within the quantum matrix of the id, or as a rodeo clown. At age three, I had trouble figuring out what to do with the rest of my life.

In the end, it turned out that a space-time continuum modulator was non-functional because the Galactic Federation didn’t think much of the human race thereby quarantining Planet Earth from contaminating the rest of the universe, and being a rodeo clown had too many potential mishaps such as being flung into the air by a large-dumb animal and landing in a fresh pile of large-dumb-animal dung, so I moved on to other pursuits.

The winter of 2010 isn’t much different than the summer of 1947. The human race is still populated by self-centered morons who lust for wealth and/or power, and/or demand conformity to their way of life. Materialism and mindless growth remain prime objectives, superseding stability and peace of mind. The greedy manipulate the wealth, the fearful initiate conflicts, the self-righteous demand conformity and the conformists fall in line. Humanity becomes a giant organism of power struggles, inevitably resulting in suffering and injustice.

But at least we can now watch it all on TV.

On Planet Earth, “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” has become the programmed motto of the masses. Greed is good, big is better and follow the leader over the cliff.

In the meantime, those with enough common sense and fortitude to see beyond the programmed vision forced upon them by the Elites will live incorruptible lives of rebelliousness, patiently waiting for the glorious moment when the Bubble of Bling-Bling bursts.

The summer of 1947 was a monumental turning-point in human history.

The summer of 2010 beckons.

Quote for the Day -- “When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.” George Carlin

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and is still trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. His blogs appear on several websites, including

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Johnson Cult

A cult is a momentary relief from confusion. It’s a refuge for those who don’t have the brains and/or balls to be responsible on their own without the approval of others.

Papua New Guinea is the eastern half of the island on New Guinea, a large island land mass within Indonesia, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It has over 850 indigenous languages, with at least as many traditional societies.

Papua New Guinea was first colonized in the 1870s. Germany ruled the northern portion and the British ruled the south. Soon thereafter, Australia took over. During World War II, it was occupied by the Japanese. After the war, Australia regained control.

And so it goes with small island nations in a world of struggle for supremacy.

In 1964, due to pressure from the United Nations, the territory began a new era of independence. Lyndon Johnson was President of the USA at the time.

Lavongai is a 460 sq. mile island within the New Guinea island region with a population of about 5,000.

In the first election to select someone to represent them in the House of Assembly, the Lavongais voted for Lyndon Johnson. Even after the Australian authorities explained that they couldn't vote for Johnson, the Lavongais refused to change their vote. They wanted the American President to be their representative.

To much of the rest of the world, this seemed a bit odd. After all, Johnson was already fairly occupied in Washington D.C. escalating an expansive conflict in Vietnam and coping with race riots in American cities.

This caught the attention of the media in America. They referred to the Lavongais as "Johnson Cultists."

The first to break the story was TIME magazine (Feb. 28, 1964): "Cultists believe that white men do not work, that they merely write secret symbols on scraps of paper, for which they receive planeloads of 'cargo' – boats, tractors, houses, cars and canned goods. After the election, cultists believe that they will inherit the white man's magic to make goods materialize without doing any work."

The March 9, 1964 issue of NEWSWEEK magazine, referring to the election, reported that "the murderous Kukukuku warriors and the wild Nembi people promised not to eat any candidates." And in their issue of June 22, 1964, they implied the natives were immoral for thinking they could actually buy Johnson's influence.

Ironically, buying Lyndon Johnson's influence wasn't really all that difficult but that's another story for later.

The media had assumed that the ignorant islanders yearned for Johnson because he was the architect of the "Great Society" – a liberal scheme to promote socialism (welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.) which would keep liberals in control. To the media, the natives merely wanted a piece of the great government giveaway pie.

But nothing could be further from the truth -- the Lavongais were simply exercising their cultural tradition.

It turns out, as it occasionally does, that no one from the media actually visited the island to research the story. The journalists basically created the reportage based on a few scattered facts and armchair speculation.

In 1964, Dorothy Billings was teaching anthropology at the University of Sydney in Australia. Intrigued by the stories of the "Johnson Cult," she ignored the objections of the Australian authorities, who considered the natives to be extremely dangerous, and traveled to Lavongai to become the first anthropologist to live on the island.

What she eventually discovered was a "culture of shaming." The natives believe you cannot trust a person until you have seen his anger. Thus, they go out of their way to provoke, through shame, a quarrel with others.

"In the vote for Johnson, the people shamed the Australian administration for not having done a better job of developing the island, while pretending that they were just following Australian orders to vote," Billings claimed.

It was all just a simple cultural misunderstanding. There's a lot of that going around these days.

Personally, I belong to the Cult of Individuality -- in order to become a member you must think exactly as other cult members think, which obviously prevents you from being an individual and therefore automatically disqualifies you for membership.

As for my own journalistic talents, I never visit the scene of the action either. I gather a few facts and run with it. But instead of armchair speculation (making things up based on my biases), I have a method to my madness.

First, I light four yellow candles and place them in a row, north to south. Then I stare at the candles until they blend into one. At this point, I'm in a complete hyper-dimensional trance of “fear and loathing” whereby I am able to assemble all aspects of the subject matter related to the scattered facts. Then I leap to my word processor and begin automatically typing with my eyes closed, while being possessed by the ghost of Hunter S. Thompson.

As you can see, I'm very much like the Lavongais -- I shame the reader into thinking it's worth reading.

Quote for the Day -- "Freedom is something that dies unless it's used." Hunter S. Thompson

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where the Cult of Bret flourishes among rebels with or without a cause. His blogs appear on several websites, including

Sunday, February 14, 2010


In 1905, a series of papers appeared in ANNALEN DER PHYSIK, a German physics journal, submitted by a young man who was a technical examiner third class in a Swiss patent office with no university affiliation and no access to a laboratory. Apparently, an application to be promoted to technical examiner had been recently rejected and the young man had lots of spare time on his hands to ponder.

One of the papers examined the photoelectric effect of physicist Max Planck's quantum theory. Another dealt with the behavior of small particles in suspension. And a third paper outlined a special new theory of relativity.

The young man was Albert Einstein.

The first paper explained the nature of light and won the young man a Nobel Prize.

The second paper provided proof that atoms exist, a fact that was in dispute at the time.

And the third paper, titled “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies,” changed the world. It later became known as “The Theory of Relativity.” Unlike similar presentations, it had no footnotes or citations, and almost no mathematics. To the amazement of the physics community, he had reached his conclusions by pure reason.

"When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours – that's relativity," Einstein quipped.

Born in Germany in 1879, Einstein moved to Switzerland as a teenager to continue his education. Ironically, he failed his college entrance exam on the first try. He was eventually accepted at Zurich Polytechnic Institute in a four-year course designed to produce high school science teachers.

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." Einstein complained.

Although not considered an outstanding student, Einstein graduated in 1900 and soon began to contribute papers to scientific journals. His first effort was a paper on the physics of fluids in drinking straws. Two years later, he found a job in the Swiss patent office in 1902 where he remained for the next seven years.

The famous equation that accompanies the Theory of Relativity is that energy is equal to the mass of an object multiplied by the speed of light squared (a very large number). In other words, a very small mass of matter contains an enormous amount of potential energy.

Basically, matter (mass) and energy are reciprocal. Matter is untapped energy and energy is unshackled matter. The average-sized adult male contains enough matter to explode with the force of 30 hydrogen bombs.

This discovery led to the atomic age (nuclear power and nuclear bombs). Of his work, Einstein opined, "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

After his papers had been published, Einstein applied for a job as a university lecturer but was rejected. He later applied to become a high school teacher and was again rejected.

He moved to America in 1933 and became a professor of theoretical physics at Princeton University.

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Einstein professed. "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Every night before he went to bed, Einstein read passages from old alchemy books. He died in 1955 at the age of 76. His brain was examined during the autopsy. It weighed only 1,230 grams, considerably smaller than the average human brain which weighs about 1,400 grams.

He was a man with a small brain and a bad haircut who couldn't get a job because he spent far too much of his time wondering about weird stuff.

He and I had much in common.

Quote for the Day -- "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." Albert Einstein

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where discussions of relativity are relatively rare. His blogs appear on several websites, including

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chinese New Year -- 2010

The Chinese invented many wonderful things, including fortune cookies and dynamite. They also invented astrology. In fact, the Chinese Lunar New Year is the longest chronological record in history.

According to Chinese astrology, 2010 is the Year of the Metal Tiger.

Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the zodiac in 2600 BC. As with other supreme rulers of his era, he had a lot of time on his hands and was eager to impress his subjects with his superior knowledge.

The first day of the Chinese New Year is celebrated at the second new moon after the winter solstice which can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February, depending on cyclical lunar conditions.

The Chinese lunar year is divided into 12 months of 29 or 30 days. Each 12-year cycle is then positioned within a major cycle of 60 years (five 12-month cycles) representing the characteristics of each upcoming year.

Chinese astrology is basically composed of two cycles – 12 annual animal cycles and 5 two-year element cycles. The 12 annual animals are Dog, Boar, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey and Rooster. The five element cycles, each lasting two years, are fire, earth, metal, water and wood.

In 2010, the Chinese New Year starts on February 14. The Year of the Earth Ox will end and the Year of the Metal Tiger will be ushered in. Celebrations will last for 15 days, until the full moon arrives and the Lantern Festival takes place.

Metal Tiger is a positive sign for good luck with money. The Tiger is a symbol of power and authority. This type of personality is good for leadership, but it is also inflexible and destructive. Tiger people have poor relationships, particularly with family members.

A person born this year will be born in the Year of the Tiger. Tiger-born people are short-tempered, suspicious, adventurous, sensitive, emotional and risk-taking.

Other Tiger-born people were born in 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 and 1998. Included in this group are Marilyn Monroe, Tom Cruise, Jay Leno, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sheryl Crow, Ludwig van Beethoven, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Karl Marx.

I was born during the Year of the Monkey. According to the Chinese astrology, I am certain to be very intelligent, well liked by everyone and highly successful in whatever field of endeavor I choose.

Apparently, Chinese astrology isn’t an exact science but two out of three isn't bad.

Quote for the Day – "At the center of your being you have the answer -- you know who you are and you know what you want." Lao Tzu

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where local yahoos celebrate the New Year on Jack Daniel’s birthday. His blogs appear on several websites, including

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nostradamus and Princess Diana

Nostradamus (1503 – 1566) was a Frenchman who dispensed medicines to physicians and patients. He was also a seer who published a collection of prophecies of the future, including the prediction of many major world events.

For example, his quatrains have been said to predict the Great Fire of London, Napoleon I of France, Adolph Hitler and the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

His major work of predictions was in the form of 10 Centuries, with each Century containing 100 4-line quatrains. The original work was in French, in no particular linear-time sequence, written in a cryptic fashion in order to protect the author from the prevailing religious authorities who tended to burn people at the stake for such heresy.

The following Nostradamus prediction is Century 2, Quatrain 28.

"The last son of the man with the Prophet's name,
will bring Diana to her day of rest.
They wander far in frenzied grief,
delivering a great people from subjugation."

On August 31, 1997, a black Mercedes slammed into the 13th pillar of the Pont d’Alma Tunnel in Paris, France. Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were all pronounced dead at the scene. The sole survivor was Trevor Rees-Jones, Fayed’s bodyguard.

Dodi Fayed was the youngest son of Mohamed Al-Fayed, a self-made billionaire. Mohamed is the name of an ancient prophet.

“Dodi Fayed (last son of a man with a prophet’s name) will bring Diana to her day of rest.”

On September 6, 1997, Diana’s death drew an estimated 3 million mourners (many wandering from afar) in London, plus a worldwide TV audience of 2.5 billion people. Those of the British Empire (a great people) are subjects (subjugation) of the crown, the Royal family.

“They wander far in frenzied grief, delivering a great people from subjugation."

Another Nostradamus prediction seems to have come true. But how were a great people delivered from being subjects of control?

In February of 1998, Mohamed Al-Fayed claimed the crash was a conspiracy, orchestrated by MI6 (British Intelligence) at the behest of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

In 1999, after an 18-month judicial investigation, French authorities declared the crash was caused by the driver who lost control at a high speed while intoxicated.

In October of 2003, THE DAILY MIRROR newspaper in London published a letter Diana had written 10 months prior to her death, whereby she declared, “This particular phase of my life is the most dangerous… my husband (Charles) is planning an accident, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make a path for him to marry.”

An inquest was held in London in 2004, which concluded in October of 2007, whereupon it was determined that Diana had been killed due to gross negligence of the driver and paparazzi photographers.

In my never-ending quest for answers, I couldn’t help noticing the previous Nostradamus quatrain -- Century 2, Quatrain 27.

“The divine voice will be struck by heaven,
and will not be able to proceed further.
The secret is hidden with the revelation,
so that people will walk over and ahead.”

According to the translation interpretation (in 1973) by Nostradamus expert, Ericka Cheetham, this quatrain indicates, “some secret locked in the grave.” A strict French translation of one of the phrases also includes, “…to be buried at the foot of a wall or chained in an underground cell.”

There is a secret yet to be revealed concerning the death of Princess Diana. People walking over and ahead, indicates they believe the matter is closed, when in fact there is more to learn.

Perhaps it is a really, really big secret.

There are those who believe royal families are descendents of “serpent gods” -- reptilian entities with the ability to shape-shift between reptilian and human form at will.

There are those who believe royal families are called “blue bloods” because their increased reptilian genetic makeup contains additional copper, which turns bluish-green when exposed to air.

There are those who believe these reptilian shape-shifters originally descended upon earth from the Draco star system (Big Dipper) eons ago and remain in positions of power by interbreeding among themselves.

There are those who believe the reptilians consider themselves to be superior to other forms because they are androgynous (both male and female simultaneously) and are satanic in nature.

There are those who believe reptilians have the ability to appear in and out of our physical reality.

There are those who believe the reptilians were unable at first to enter into our physical reality because they had a high vibration rate rendering them unable to sustain a physical body.

There are those who believe that in order to survive in our reality, it was necessary for pure reptilians to mate with earthlings, producing reptilian hybrids called Nephilim.

There are those who believe reptilians are highly attracted to light-haired (blond or red), blue-eyed or green-eyed people because they need their genetics to survive in this dimension.

There are those who believe a group of global elites known as the Illuminati are of reptilian bloodlines (shape-shifters), led by an entity code-named Pindar (phallus of the dragon), and that the current Pindar is the head of the Rothschild family.

There are those who believe the 13 Illuminati families consist of Rothschild (Bauer), Bruce, Cavendish (Kennedy), De Medici, Hanover, Hapsburg, Krupp, Plantagenet, Rockefeller, Romanov, Sinclair (St. Clair), Warburg, Windsor (British Royal family).

There are those who believe these Illuminati “money” families are obsessed with breeding among themselves in order to remain genetically pure within the reptilian bloodline and to systematically gain control of most of the major positions of economic, political, military and media power in the world.

There are those who believe there is another layer of families, under the 13 Illuminati families, called the Committee of 300, with reptilian DNA but not necessarily of shape-shifter quantity. Some of these families include Beale, Bouvier, Bush, Campbell, Carnegie, Cooledge, Delano, Douglas, Ford, Graham, Hamilton, Harriman, Loeb, Mellon, Montgomery, Morgan, Norman, Oppenheimer, Rhodes, Roosevelt, Russell, Savoy, Spencer, Stuart, Taft, Wilson and more.

There are those who believe that the Illuminati elitists, who currently control world banking, political leaders and mainstream media, are attempting to create a one-world government (New World Order) in order to enslave humanity under their rule, thereby enriching and empowering themselves through total domination of the planet.

There are those who believe the reptilian Windsors (British royalty) chose Diana because of her blond-haired, blue-eyed genetic DNA structure.

There are those who believe the Windsors needed an infusion of Diana’s essence (genes) to maintain their human form.

There are those who believe the Windsors had Diana killed because she had already conceived Pindar’s son, William, and her essence (soul?) was needed to replenish the Windsor genetic bloodline.

And therein is the Secret of Secrets. We are not alone in the universe. We are occupied and manipulated by intelligent forces beyond our perceived reality that lust for power and control. We are being kept in a state of continual conflict (distraction) while our Masters create a New World Order to feed off of our labor and stimulate their satanic desires through our fear.

It is time to deliver a great people from subjugation -- it is time to free mankind from their “royal” slave masters.

On the positive side, the Slaves outnumber the Masters.

The Truth will set you Free.

Quote for the Day -- “We are being force fed the ROYALTY. They are nervous because 80 percent of most people see NO use for them at all.” Sherrie Lea Laird

Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where reptilians fear to tread. His blogs appear on several websites, including