Intelek International statement on Barbados PM plans to legalize “gay unions”.

I write to express my profound concern about Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s Throne Speech proposal to legalize homosexual unions in Barbados.

Both my support for the human rights of homosexuals and my concern about the dangerous, intrusive “liberties” being taken by some celebrity and other excessively influential homosexuals – like Sir Elton John, Ellen Degeneres, Sandi Toxvig, Graham Norton and other celebrity British and American “gay gospel” campaigners – should be well known.

Since 2012, at least, I have been publishing my concerns about the socioeconomic and sociopolitical “overbite” or “overreach” of these “gay gospel” apostles and their heterosexual allies (people like David Cameron, Barack Obama and Madonna) who politically and commercially “commodify” human sexuality and other core, critical features of human identity, consciously or unconsciously.

It was in 2012, while affiliated with the citizen journalism publisher Allvoices.com that I expressed deep reservations about then re-election hopeful US president Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage.

I followed that up with explanations of my reservations, which have to do with the potentially exploitative, oppressive, concept of marriage that has been consciously or unconsciously propagated by institutional, politicised Christianity since the confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament in the second century AD.

I will soon compile a list of articles in which I have been outlining my concerns over the past eight years and publish that list here, as a follow-up to this statement.

For now, I will only say that my core concern is that because we human beings struggle to understand the deep biological and psychosocial dynamics of heterosexuality, upon which the propagation of our species depends, rushed, reckless efforts to normatize homosexuality poses peculiar existential perils.

These are not just questions of “lifestyle choice”, as one gay rights mantra insists.

These are matters of life and death, as the phenomenon of marital murder and related violence makes clear.

Marital power struggles often end fatally or with life altering physical and psychological injuries to men and women, and to children, in many cases.

My concern is that influenced consciously or unconsciously by Christianity’s written New Testament aided and abetted legalistic overbite, and overreach into the domestic affairs of couples and parents many people are turning to written, legally codified and commodified homosexual unions to redress the challenges of marital power struggles that have their root in those deep genetically and environmentally complex dynamics.

I believe that it is significant that the same written New Testament that likens heterosexual marriage to “the mystery of Godliness” (Ephesians 5:22 – 33) also warns us that literalism and legalism can have fatal consequences (2 Corinthians 3:6).

Even Charles Dickens speaks to the mindboggling, legal stipulations transcending complexity of heterosexual marital power distribution in his book Oliver Twist, from which we get the phrase “the law is an ass”.

Here is the relevant quotation, in which the character Mr Bumble seeks to lay all the blame for the abuse and victimization that he and Mrs Bumble had inflicted on Oliver on her:

“It was all Mrs. Bumble. She would do it,” urged Mr. Bumble; first looking round, to ascertain that his partner had left the room.

That is no excuse,” returned Mr. Brownlow. “You were present on the occasion of the destruction of these trinkets, and, indeed, are the more guilty of the two, in the eye of the law; for the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.”

If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass — a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience — by experience.”

The “gay mafia”

I have also published my concerns, like those of Pope Francis I and others, that secretive, “gay mafia” type entities have been using the legitimate grievances of homosexuals to advance questionable, potentially deeply harmful sociopolitical agendas.

And I have been expressing related concerns about the misandry overbite and overreach (excesses) of politically motivated fundamentalist feminist individuals and organizations for at least fifteen years.

My concerns about the intersection of fundamentalist feminist and “gay gospel” interests are particularly relevant to the timing of prime minister Mottley’s throne speech gay union legalizing announcement, coinciding as it does with her announcement of her intention to take Barbados out of its “colonial” relationship with the British monarchy, despite gaining independence in 1966.

I address this coincidence in a Facebook conversation I had with the mental health advocate Joe Bartholomew earlier today.

Bartholomew, whom I first met at the International Emerging Proud event hosted by Katie Mottram in London in May 2017, had posted a link about Mottley’s plan to end Barbados’ constitutional ties to the British monarchy in the Radical Culture Bristol group that he created on Facebook.

A brief extract from that conversation follows and a fuller extract is included at the end of this article/statement.

The larger conversation extract reveals my thinking about the perceptions of power and its distribution both within Barbados’ domestic politics and its foreign policy.

Intriguingly, links can be made from the conversation to the way concepts of power and disenfranchisement are also treated in Oliver Twist, where there is an arguably oracular link to the West Indies and Australia.

I close this article/statement and that extract with a link to a petition to the British Parliament that I created yesterday. The petition calls on Parliament to take advantage of the opportunity created by the COVID-19 pandemic to prioritize the role of parents, not schools, in the socialization of children.

Brief extract from my conversation with Joe Bartholomew

“The timing is interesting, given her (Mottley’s) statements about independence.
Some might say she and others in Barbados have an issue with heterosexual monarchies because of their preference for homosexual ‘kings’ and ‘queens’
Have you any concerns about Barbados and other developing countries becoming ‘colonialist’ clients of ‘queens’ like Sir Elton John and ‘kings’ like Sandi Toxvig?”

Covert classical conditioning by gay media interests

Is there a substantial difference between the written New Testament aided and abetted Christian “gay conversion therapy” practices that many gay rights advocates denounce, and the simplistic legalistic, New Testament proximating “canonical” promotion of a homosexual orthodoxy from primary, through tertiary and other formal and informal educational settings (especially via the print and electronic media) and in other public fora that those same advocates applaud?

From my perspective, they seem to be of the same controversial, potentially abusive, secretive social conditioning intent as the experiment featured in the film above.

Lengthier extract of my conversation with Joe Bartholomew:

Joe: I just find it astonishing that the Monarchy of Britain was still seen as the head of state of Barbados up until 2020 in the 21st century. There are working people who are British Royalist supporters who see the Queen and the British Monarchy as harmless without realising they are a symbol of the British Empire. And their influence overseas still lingers on. More recently the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said our colonial past is nothing to be embarrassed about. To me, it seems imperative for slavery and colonialism to be taught at British schools so the British public are informed and have their awareness raised. To stir a social conscience from an early age and to understand the lack of reparations around the world. How the third world’s debts and underdevelopment are a result of slavery and colonialism due to Western Imperialist nations.

Me: Thanks for that fulsome response Joe.
If you could point me to the context in which Boris Johnson made that claim, I might respond to his views specifically.
In the meantime, I’ll just say that I trust the judgement of Barbados’ “Father of Independence” Errol Walton Barrow, who led the negotiation process with Britain over Barbados’ independence.
As far as I can tell Barrow was as proud and independent a thinker as any Barbadian of his time.
He was also an astute socialist theorist and was aware of Barbados’ geopolitical and socio-economic vulnerabilities.
I agree that “it’s imperative for slavery and colonialism to be taught at British schools so the British public are informed and have their awareness raised.”
I too believe in stirring “social conscience from an early age… to understand the lack of reparations around the world. How the third world’s debts and underdevelopment are a result of slavery and colonialism due to Western Imperialist nations.”
Where our views diverge is on your silence on the role of Africans themselves in the slave trade as traders.
Born and raised in Barbados and suffering egregious abuse and victimization at the hands of the island’s political Black directorate and their Asian, White, Middle-Eastern and other allies, I probably have a more nuanced, Barrowesque view of Barbadian identity and geopolitical realities than you do.
Have you seen news about Barbados PM Mia Mottley’s intention to legalize “gay unions”?
The timing is interesting, given her statements about independence.
Some might say she and others in Barbados have an issue with heterosexual monarchies because of their preference for “homosexual” kings and “queens”
Have you any concerns about Barbados and other developing countries becoming “colonialist” clients of “queens” like Sir Elton John and “kings” like Sandi Toxvig?
Do you understand how they, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton, Kelly-Anne Conway, Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders and other darlings of Western media can validly be viewed as Western royalty, irrespective of the ideology they espouse publicly?

Joe: I just find it shameful of Britain how things like Brexit are voted for and there are campaigns like black lives matter, yet there is no attention drawn to how Britain are acting in unethical and inhumane ways overseas. I see professional footballers before kick-off in football standing on one knee to symbolically support the black lives matter campaign, but what direct action is being implimented politically and socially to change and reform things for the better?

Me: I think any real or perceived failings by Britain overseas are rooted in its domestic relations dynamics. As the saying goes, “charity begins at home”.
Britain has been my home for the past 14 years. Thanks to Barrow, Britain, and especially the BBC (“auntie”) have been influencing my, Barbadian PM Mottley’s, reparations crusader Sir Hilary Beckles and other Barbadians’ thinking from birth. Beckles’ reparations strategy certainly seems to owe more to Birmingham and the “Garveyites” he met there than it does to Barrow.
Anyway, does a petition count as direct action with you? Providentially, I created one today appealing to parliament to redress the imperialist, colonialist influence of schools/universities by prioritizing the home as the dominant socializing agency.
My petition cites the work of Barbadian education Dame Nita Barrow, educator alongside that of England’s Sir Ken Robinson. Dame Nita was Errol Barrow’s sister.
Will you sign it?
It reads:
Review home education concepts and policies to seize COVID-19 reform opportunity
The COVID-19 pandemic is a chance to redress conceptual and structural weaknesses in the UK’s education provision that have been imperiling children’s/young adults’ health and well being for decades. The prior role of homes in socialization (not schools) needs to be asserted unequivocally.
This is an opportunity to progress reforms that the late Dame Nita Barrow, Sir Ken Robinson and other Commonwealth thinkers have discussed for half a century. We can redress eroding mental health, child sexual abuse and related outrages of basic decency stemming from parents ceding their duty of care to religious and secular institutional entities. Home education is degenerating while parents pursue personal liberty fantasies. COVID-19 has exposed the need to redress this dangerous tendency.


Click this link to sign the petition: R

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551935/sponsors/new?token=cyY3MfslzddF5DLwQf1BR

Junior (Jay) Campbell

Founder-Principal

Intelek International

22/02/2020

(Updated 27/09/2020)

Original



I write to express my profound concern about Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s Throne Speech proposal to legalize homosexual unions in Barbados.

Both my support for the human rights of homosexuals and my concern about the dangerous, intrusive “liberties” being taken by some celebrity and other excessively influential homosexuals – like Sir Elton John, Ellen Degeneres, Sandi Toxvig, Graham Norton and other celebrity British and American “gay gospel” campaigners – should be well known.

Since 2012, at least, I have been publishing my concerns about the socioeconomic and sociopolitical “overbite” or “overreach” of these “gay gospel” apostles and their heterosexual allies (people like David Cameron, Barack Obama and Madonna) who politically and commercially “commodify” human sexuality and other core, critical features of human identity, consciously or unconsciously.

It was in 2012, while affiliated with the citizen journalism publisher Allvoices.com that I expressed deep reservations about then re-election hopeful US president Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage.

I followed that up with explanations of my reservations, which have to do with the potentially exploitative, oppressive, concept of marriage that has been consciously or unconsciously propagated by institutional, politicised Christianity since the confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament in the second century AD.

I will soon compile a list of articles in which I have been outlining my concerns over the past eight years and publish that list here, as a follow-up to this statement.

For now, I will only say that my core concern is that because we human beings struggle to understand the deep biological and psychosocial dynamics of heterosexuality, upon which the propagation of our species depends, rushed, reckless efforts to normatize homosexuality poses peculiar existential perils.

These are not just questions of “lifestyle choice”, as one gay rights mantra insists.

These are matters of life and death, as the phenomenon of marital murder and related violence makes clear.

Marital power struggles often end fatally or with life altering physical and psychological injuries to men and women, and to children, in many cases.

My concern is that influenced consciously or unconsciously by Christianity’s written New Testament aided and abetted legalistic overbite, and overreach into the domestic affairs of couples and parents many people are turning to written, legally codified and commodified homosexual unions to redress the challenges of marital power struggles that have their root in those deep genetically and environmentally complex dynamics.

I believe that it is significant that the same written New Testament that likens heterosexual marriage to “the mystery of Godliness” (Ephesians 5:22 – 33) also warns us that literalism and legalism can have fatal consequences (2 Corinthians 3:6).

Even Charles Dickens speaks to the mindboggling, legal stipulations transcending complexity of heterosexual marital power distribution in his book Oliver Twist, from which we get the phrase “the law is an ass”.

Here is the relevant quotation, in which the character Mr Bumble seeks to lay all the blame for the :

“It was all Mrs. Bumble. She would do it,” urged Mr. Bumble; first looking round, to ascertain that his partner had left the room.

That is no excuse,” returned Mr. Brownlow. “You were present on the occasion of the destruction of these trinkets, and, indeed, are the more guilty of the two, in the eye of the law; for the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.”

If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass — a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience — by experience.”

The “gay mafia”

I have also published my concerns, like those of Pope Francis I and others, that secretive, “gay mafia” type entities have been using the legitimate grievances of homosexuals to advance questionable, potentially deeply harmful sociopolitical agendas.

And I have been expressing related concerns about the misandry overbite and overreach (excesses) of politically motivated fundamentalist feminist individuals and organizations for at least fifteen years.

My concerns about the intersection of fundamentalist feminist and “gay gospel” interests are particularly relevant to the timing of prime minister Mottley’s throne speech gay union legalizing announcement, coinciding as it does with her announcement of her intention to take Barbados out of its “colonial” relationship with the British monarchy, despite gaining independence in 1966.

I address this coincidence in a Facebook conversation I had with the mental health advocate Joe Bartholomew earlier today.

A brief extract from that conversation follows and a fuller extract is included at the end of this article.

The larger conversation extract reveals my thinking about the perceptions of power and its distribution both within Barbados’ domestic politics and its foreign policy.

Intriguingly, links can be made from the conversation to the way concepts of power and disenfranchisement are also treated in Oliver Twist, where there is an arguably oracular link to the West Indies and Australia.

I close this article/statement and that extract with a link to a petition to the British Parliament that I created yesterday. The petition calls on Parliament to take advantage of the opportunity created by the COVID-19 pandemic to prioritize the role of parents, not schools, in the socialization of children.

“The timing is interesting, given her statements about independence.
Some might say she and others in Barbados have an issue with heterosexual monarchies because of their preference for homosexual ‘kings’ and ‘queens’
Have you any concerns about Barbados and other developing countries becoming ‘colonialist’ clients of ‘queens’ like Sir Elton John and ‘kings’ like Sandi Toxvig?”

Covert classical conditioning by gay media interests

Is there a substantial difference between the written New Testament aided and abetted Christian “gay conversion therapy” practices that many gay rights advocates denounce and the simplistic legalistic, New Testament proximating “canonical” promotion of a homosexual orthodoxy from primary, through tertiary and other formal and informal educational settings (especially via the print and electronic media) and in other public fora that those same advocates applaud?

From my perspective, they seem to be of the same controversial, potentially abusive, secretive social conditioning intent as the experiment featured in the film above.

Extract of my conversation with Joe Bartholomew:

Joe: I just find it astonishing that the Monarchy of Britain was still seen as the head of state of Barbados up until 2020 in the 21st century. There are working people who are British Royalist supporters who see the Queen and the British Monarchy as harmless without realising they are a symbol of the British Empire. And their influence overseas still lingers on. More recently the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said our colonial past is nothing to be embarrassed about. To me, it seems imperative for slavery and colonialism to be taught at British schools so the British public are informed and have their awareness raised. To stir a social conscience from an early age and to understand the lack of reparations around the world. How the third world’s debts and underdevelopment are a result of slavery and colonialism due to Western Imperialist nations.

Me: Thanks for that fulsome response Joe.
If you could point me to the context in which Boris Johnson made that claim, I might respond to his views specifically.
In the meantime, I’ll just say that I trust the judgement of Barbados’ “Father of Independence” Errol Walton Barrow, who led the negotiation process with Britain over Barbados’ independence.
As far as I can tell Barrow was as proud and independent a thinker as any Barbadian of his time.
He was also an astute socialist theorist and was aware of Barbados’ geopolitical and socio-economic vulnerabilities.
I agree that “it’s imperative for slavery and colonialism to be taught at British schools so the British public are informed and have their awareness raised.”
I too believe in stirring “social conscience from an early age… to understand the lack of reparations around the world. How the third world’s debts and underdevelopment are a result of slavery and colonialism due to Western Imperialist nations.”
Where our views diverge is on your silence on the role of Africans themselves in the slave trade as traders.
Born and raised in Barbados and suffering egregious abuse and victimization at the hands of the island’s political Black directorate and their Asian, White, Middle-Eastern and other allies, I probably have a more nuanced, Barrowesque view of Barbadian identity and geopolitical realities than you do.
Have you seen news about Barbados PM Mia Mottley’s intention to legalize “gay unions”?
The timing is interesting, given her statements about independence.
Some might say she and others in Barbados have an issue with heterosexual monarchies because of their preference for “homosexual” kings and “queens”
Have you any concerns about Barbados and other developing countries becoming “colonialist” clients of “queens” like Sir Elton John and “kings” like Sandi Toxvig?
Do you understand how they, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton, Kelly-Anne Conway, Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders and other darlings of Western media can validly be viewed as Western royalty, irrespective of the ideology they espouse publicly?

Joe: I just find it shameful of Britain how things like Brexit are voted for and there are campaigns like black lives matter, yet there is no attention drawn to how Britain are acting in unethical and inhumane ways overseas. I see professional footballers before kick-off in football standing on one knee to symbolically support the black lives matter campaign, but what direct action is being implimented politically and socially to change and reform things for the better?

Me: I think any real or perceived failings by Britain overseas are rooted in its domestic relations dynamics. As the saying goes, “charity begins at home”.
Britain has been my home for the past 14 years. Thanks to Barrow, Britain, and especially the BBC (“auntie”) have been influencing my, Barbadian PM Mottley’s, reparations crusader Sir Hilary Beckles and other Barbadians’ thinking from birth. Beckles’ reparations strategy certainly seems to owe more to Birmingham and the “Garveyites” he met there than it does to Barrow.
Anyway, does a petition count as direct action with you? Providentially, I created one today appealing to parliament to redress the imperialist, colonialist influence of schools/universities by prioritizing the home as the dominant socializing agency.
My petition cites the work of Barbadian education Dame Nita Barrow, educator alongside that of England’s Sir Ken Robinson. Dame Nita was Errol Barrow’s sister.
Will you sign it?
It reads:
Review home education concepts and policies to seize COVID-19 reform opportunity
The COVID-19 pandemic is a chance to redress conceptual and structural weaknesses in the UK’s education provision that have been imperiling children’s/young adults’ health and well being for decades. The prior role of homes in socialization (not schools) needs to be asserted unequivocally.
This is an opportunity to progress reforms that the late Dame Nita Barrow, Sir Ken Robinson and other Commonwealth thinkers have discussed for half a century. We can redress eroding mental health, child sexual abuse and related outrages of basic decency stemming from parents ceding their duty of care to religious and secular institutional entities. Home education is degenerating while parents pursue personal liberty fantasies. COVID-19 has exposed the need to redress this dangerous tendency.


Click this link to sign the petition: R

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551935/sponsors/new?token=cyY3MfslzddF5DLwQf1BR

Junior (Jay) Campbell

Founder-Principal

Intelek International

22/02/2020



Playing Through The Line (PTTL) – a cerebral cricket project



Background (Genesis: The ‘Playing Field’)

I am pleased to announce the impending launch of Intelek International’s Playing Through The Line (PTTL) international online cricket tournament.


This cerebral, COVID-19 compliant cricket project has been in development since at least March 2020, when I initiated discussion of the project with cricket lovers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Kenya, India and the Caribbean.


But PTTL has much deeper roots. It has a much lengthier back story.

Indeed, holistic “tracking and tracing” may one day uncover and document deposits into this project’s sublime cerebral, biblically proportioned bank account that date back to the Garden of Eden!

Dalkeith Road and Rendevous Gardens

Less speculatively, PTTL can be traced to at least one community-based cricket match that I organized in the 1990s.


That match, for which I may have been the only financial backer, was between a group of youngsters living in Dalkeith Village, St Michael, Barbados, and staff at the nearby National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) headquarters, which provided the playing field.


And “in those days”, as the late Methodist minister reverend Vivian Comissiong was fond of saying, there were meetings and conversations with graphic artist Stephen Massiah, Swiss-Barbadian business woman Denise Harding and other residents of Rendevous Gardens and its environs that prefaced PTTL subliminally.


Today PTTL can be thought of as a project exploring and documenting games played at the “ground of being” (Tillich, 1957) perennially.


Staying with a more superficial, albeit metaphorical mode of diagnostic testing though, PTTL can also be seen to have benefited from direct and indirect inputs from an array of linguists, historians and other career academics affiliated with Carrington Primary School, the Barbados Community College, Norfolk, England based City College Norwich, the University of the West Indies (UWI), the University of East Anglia, the University of Illinois, York University (Toronto) and similar secular science espousing entities.


And in this regard the contributions by Korah Belgrave, Martha Isaacs, Trevor Marshall, Hilary Beckles, Isaac Goodine, Viola Davis, Ikael Tafari, Ethan McCardle and others are noteworthy here.

And on the more overtly religious side of things, PTTL’s evolving incarnation has benefited from conversations and dialogues I have been pursuing with leaders and members of the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist (Norwich), The Ihsan Mosque and Islamic Centre (Norwich), the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (Barbados) and various other social cohesion focused interactions I have been pursuing with Spiritual Baptists, Buddhists, Jews, Greek Orthodox Christians and other groups and individuals who share my interest in cricket-like balance or fairness and related expressions of spirituality.

And PTTL has also benefited from my pursuit of this social cohesion seeking ethic in my interactions with the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Cable News Network, the Caribbean Media Corporation, Cricket Australia and a wide range of similar, formal and informal, religious and secular knowledge trading entities.

And in the interest of balance, as I have noted the helpfulness of some media houses in bringing this project to its current state of development, it would also be helpful to mention my indebtedness to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other members of the Royal Family – not least, the head of the Church of England, Her Majesty the Queen – who can attest to the unhelpful, intrusive influence of the media as well as anybody.

Mercy, mercy me!
And some familiar with my own checkered media career may know only too well that I am a beneficiary of Her Majesty’s fairness and forbearance in spheres where cricket extends, as the cricketing mystic CLR James might say, “beyond a boundary”.


On “fields of play” where others perceive limited time and space, the Royal Family’s role both within and beyond the Commonwealth, gives unique, British expression to the mystery of Godliness that the name of fabled cricketer WG Grace attests to sublimely – notwithstanding the disgrace that taints the Goliath-scoring batsman Grace’s reputation because of his notorious, Anansi-esque gamesmanship and moneymaking intrigues.


And no insult is intended to Grace or anyone else here.


My main focus is a forensic tracking and tracing of the forgiveness that I experience for my own temporal and spatial transgressions repeatedly.


First and foremost, PTTL is about mapping and measuring cricket as a human interdependence and marital complementarity mirroring mystical expression of mercy.


Rather than the boxer-like, possibly self-righteous and excessively aggressive, individualistic point scoring of boundary hitting (or a bad marriage?), PTTL is more about the co-dependent, two-batsmen-based score building that demonstrates the mustard seed science I celebrate in my song “Small Beginnings”.


It is about the “Spirit of Cricket” based sense of fair play and duty of care that I extol in my careful conversations with the Marxist-Feminist Selma James (2017, 2018).


I have come to appreciate that sense of fairness and social responsibility at a deeper level still, since assuming the role of safeguarding officer with St Andrew’s Cricket Club in Norwich last year.


With support from the English Cricket Board’s Safeguarding Team, I have a deeper revelation of how the “circle of care” extends to all spheres of life: how it is concurrent with all human fallibility and vulnerabilities.


I now have a deeper insight into how all participants in the game of life are at risk of direct or indirect aggression, exploitation and bullying, irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, class or creed.

Calypso Cricket

The princely scoring West Indian batsman Brian Lara might recall one physical transgression I committed against him in the 1990s.

It happened when, as a freelance journalist with the now defunct Caribbean News Agency (CANA), I placed my recording device too close to his lips, prompting him to flash me a stare of irritation and incredulity.


“Do you mind?!” those ever sharp eyes shouted.

Fortunately I had sufficient presence of mind to reposition my device hastily.

My own sharp mind now sees that defensive action as a kind of journalistic “social distancing” retreat.

And mercifully, that brief interview proceeded without further incident or need for an apology.

The quick-minded, potentially hard-hitting, heavenly hand-eye coordinated batting marvel Lara has been known for his volatility.

I will always be grateful to him, as I am to others (including members of the Royal Family) who have not held such conscious or unconscious Rasputinian spatial transgressions against me.

And this reference to the controversial Russian Christian mystic Rasputin, a symbol of physical and spiritual resilience, brings me to one of the most exciting tributaries that extends from the banks of this PTTL cerebral cricket mainstream: the contribution it has been making over several years to neuroscience and related disciplines.


One of the reasons I am launching Intelek’s PTTL cerebral cricket project here, and in other academic spaces, is because of how it intersects with the study of consciousness and communication that I have been engaged in since at least 1982 when my own consciousness underwent something like a COVID-19 imposed quantum (leap) review and repositioning.


My poem “Communion”, written in November that year, describes how I was hit for six, in cricketing speak, as I began experiencing
“communion/ with the truth that/ embraces all truth: / intercourse,/ with the nucleus of/ reality.”

I consolidated this science and religion reconciling, truth seeking process in 2005 with my Linguistics bachelor of arts thesis.

Titled “A Voice From Heaven: Could The Study Of Glossolalia Benefit Linguistic Theory”, this study of “speaking in tongues”, as glossolalia is informally known, influences my current efforts to respond to the “communicable disease” challenges posed by COVID-19 strategically.


Indeed, I cannot help but wonder, if my call in that thesis for research into the intersection of animal and human language, based on evidence of animal and human communication “cross contamination” in the Toronto Blessing phenomenon of the 1990s was heeded, might we have avoided the trespass by human beings into animal spaces that many believe is the origin of COVID-19?

And who would have imagined that humanity, having birthed a deadly global pandemic by our intrusion into the animal kingdom, might best battle the COVID-19 animal spirits by recourse to a song birthed in a metaphorical marriage of that most civilized game cricket with the untamed elements of the Caribbean’s natural environment?


That song, entitled “Cricket In the Jungle”, was released by Guyanese musical all-rounder Dave Martins and the Tradewinds in 1981.

As Imhotep at the bat

And, as would be expected, there have been a number of very meaningful and memorable contributions by Barbadian and other West Indies cricketers – including that team’s current batting coach Floyd Reifer.

I had the distinct pleasure of bowling the all-rounder Reifer during a Sunday beach cricket session that I, Barbadian political economist Don Marshall and other Barbadians of various ideological orientations regularly frequented in the 1990s.


I am also obliged to mention former West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt who facilitated an opportunity for me to promote my “Batsman Psalm”, when I presented a copy of it to West Indies players in 2000.


Skerritt would have facilitated a similar presentation of my “Bowlers’ Psalm” to the players some time later but unfortunately less favorable circumstances intervened.


But as methodically as my mathematical mentor Peter Farnum, I continue to build an innings like the iconic Egyptian Imhotep, an architect and social engineer of the highest degree, it is believed.


Like the Italian renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, a successor to Imhotep, at least cognitively, I continue to create and innovate for the benefit of myself and others, turning over the strike strategically.


PTTL is the latest manifestation of that commitment and determination.

Birthed in the crucible of the COVID-19 pandemic, Intelek International’s PTTL international online cricket tournament offers an array of actionable, practical responses to the devastation that this pandemic has wrought in our lives individually and collectively.


Modelled on the mental toughness and stick-to-it-iveness behind my meticulous unraveling of the approximately 1900 year-long confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament, I am convinced that PTTL has the capacity to reform and regenerate the deeply disrupted and traumatized world economy.


I am convinced that this cerebral, mainly cyber-space based version of the archetypal “gentleman’s game” cricket has the capacity to tame the rampant, raging COVID-19.

It has the capacity to generate the healthy, sporting good humor and composure that inspired my Cricket Psalms some twenty or so years ago.


A uniquely Caribbean creolizing of the heavenly and earthy, those Psalms remain a source of inspiration and insight to all who read them with an open mind and non-judgmental curiosity.

I close this introduction to the playful PTTL project with the first two of these psalms.


The King James Version of Psalm 23 and Psalm 1, on which these two psalms are based is also included to assist those who are not familiar with the Bible to appreciate my cricketing version’s artistry.

The Batsman’s Psalm

The Lord is my umpire,
for impartial judgement and fairness
I shall not want.
He maketh me to bat confidently on any pitch;
he leadeth me to detect elusive slow-pitched deliveries
from early.
He restoreth my run rate: he leadeth me in the path of
an excellent batting average for his name sake.

Yea, though I walk out to the crease to face the most
savage short-pitched deliveries, I shall fear no evil:
for thou art with me:
thy helmet, thigh pad and “you-know-what-box”,
they comfort me.
Thou preparest a triple-century for me in the presence
of my enemies;
thou annointest my bat with strokes;
the score board ticketh over.
Surely the most glorious straight-drives,
cover-drives, on-drives
square-cuts, backward sweeps, pulls, and hooks
shall follow me all the innings of my career
and my name shall be a memorial at Kensington Oval, forever.

The Bowler’s Psalm

  1. Blessed is the bowler that doth not over-step the crease continually,
    nor standeth in the way of the crossing batsmen,
    nor sitteth as the twelfth man in the pavilion.
  2. But his delight is to bewilder batsmen with the most testing deliveries,
    and on the penetration of their defenses
    and their early dismissal doth he meditate day and night.
  3. And he shall be the pick of his team’s bowling armory
    that breaketh up the most promising partnerships of rival teams,
    his attacking line and length also shall not waver,
    and all the traps he sets close-in or deep in the outfield shall prosper.
  4. The unthinking bowler is not so,
    but is like the loose delivery which batsmen driveth away to the boundary.
  5. Therefore will the reckless bowler not sustain a healthy bowling average,
    nor the indifferent bowler maintain a respectable position in the international bowling ratings.
  6. For the law of averages favors the way of the thinking and insightful bowler,
    but the way of the unreflecting pacer or spinner is really rather silly.

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

References
https://www.academia.edu/32345256/A_Voice_From_Heaven_Could_The_Study_Of_Glossolalia_Benefit_Linguistic_Theory

On covert influencers and COVID-19 influenza – Deconstructing “dickhead” (Part 3)

In this third installment of my “Deconstructing ‘dickhead'” discourse I am reconnecting with an article that documents a conversation I had with the radical, London-based Marxist feminist Selma James in 2018.


I believe that James has been influencing the politics of current Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley and her UK and United States, Canadian, West African and other allies for decades – dating back at least to Mottley’s sojourn in London, when she attended the London School of Economics (LSE).

That article was published on May 6th 2018 under the title “‘Careful conversations with Selma James ( Cosmic Cricket- part 1)“.

But read against the backdrop of the SARS-CoV-2 silent killer corona virus that causes COVID-19, I am struck by how prophetic that article could be, focusing as it does on the deadly visitation of the “Beast from the East” in the UK that February.


The article begins with a two-minute video that I recorded while walking near my Norfolk-based home, in the pre-dawn, twilight hours.

Shivering as I plod through heavily-set snow, I draw viewers attention to the “silent assassin” dimension of Hartmut, as the Germans called that “unprecedented” weather phenomenon.


The audiovisual parallels with the “invisible enemy” that is the SARS-CoV-2 virus are intriguing.

Note too that “chillblains”, usually associated with frostbite has been identified as a symptom of COVID-19.


Then there is the weather system paralleling “battle of the sexes” or “gender war” that the article documenting my “delicate” conversation with the radical Marxist feminist James addresses.

And I make that more-than-metaphorical connection between what happened as I conversed with James and what happens when hot and cool elements meet in the atmosphere explicit at various points in the article.

Take these two paragraphs, for example:


“Certainly, considering the differences in our genders, ages, races and ideological orientations, some clashing of opinions between James and I once we had actually met seemed inevitable.

Despite the mutual interests and acquaintances in Barbados and other Caribbean countries that we discussed during our second telephone conversation, she and I seemed destined to collide, like the arctic anticyclone Hartmut (as the Beast from the East has been dubbed in Germany) and the cyclone Emma that collided with it on and around February 24.”


And also note the attention that I give to the matter of vision, brought to the fore in the ongoing Dominic Cummings “comings and goings” media storm in England.

Intriguingly, the Cummings affair has coincided with a similar COVID-19 lockdown and social isolation breach by Barbadian politician Liz Thompson, a key ally and influencer of the feminist Barbadian prime minister Mottley.

Which brings me to the first title I considered for this third installment of this “Deconstructing Dickhead” series of articles: Boris Johnson’s and Mia Mottley’s political pandemics and ‘pandagenics’.


The initial inspiration or, if you will, vaporous inflowence of the ideas that this title inscribes (more so than incarnates) took place in the predawn hours of May 29, just before ‏‎06:42:10.


According to my records, that is the exact time at which I electronically secured the original giant panda images, on which I have superimposed photos of Mottley and Johnson – the “head dicks” of Barbados and the United Kingdom.


With the passing of about four days since then, and, in that space of time, the now routine assault of various kinds of information (including at least one rather disconcerting, veiled visual-verbal “insult” by a Norfolk woman driver) on my sentience, it is rather difficult to deconstruct or disentangle my thoughts at that moment of inspiration.


My recollection is also clouded by the lack of sleep that induces something like the delirium listed as a COVID-19 symptom.

I just know that I wanted to foreground the principle of human interconnection and interdependence.


But I am not sure if the characteristic mixing of black and white colouring of the giant pandas in the photo was integral to my selection of that Mottley-Johnson “marrying”, Mottson image initially.


As I disclose in a tweet to the Oregon-based George Fox University at approximately 5:32 pm (UK time) on Sunday, May 31, the panda reference was initially mainly inspired by the phonetic similarity of the words’ “panda” and “pandemic”.


Noting the use of a bear as that university’s Mascot, I wrote:

“This is an extraordinary coincidence, as I have spent much of the last several hours studying giant pandas, prompted by nothing more, initially, than these big “bear cats'” links to China and the similarity of their name to the word ‘pandemic’.”

I was also keen to link the thoughts I share here to Mottley’s recent, repeated and for me, uniquely personal, comments about women leaders’ capacity to care.

Mottley’s words are uniquely personal and possibly insulting to me for a number of reasons.

Firstly, because I, a man, and as a man, I have been doing both voluntary and paid “care work” for nearly 40 years!

And I note that the Black American George Floyd who was murdered by the White policeman Derek Chauvin last week also did a lot of voluntary work among churches, coincidentally.

And I have much more to say about Mr Floyd’s murder.

But for now I will only ask readers to note that the name of this man on whose body the hopes and fears of Black and White people are now converging can be interpreted as “farmer grey” – a kind of syncretistic, seeding symbolism.

Mottley first made her comments about women’s capacity to care in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on April 29, a month before I even contemplated “cross-pollinating” ideas about her and Johnson’s leadersip – far less making any links between them and pandas, or any other “animal spirits”.


But it was Mottley’s re-iteration of the care theme in an interview with the BBC’s Matthew Amroliwala on May 26, that triggered a sense that I needed to engage with her now, about her care for and leadership of Barbadians at home and abroad, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Indeed, I have deferred the originally planned follow-up of my interaction with Chris Salewicz about Bob Marley’s possibly fatally guilty conscience to pursue the core care issue in this article.


That is the whole point of reproducing and highlighting extracts from my “careful” conversation with James.

In that article I refer particularly to the paid, personal care work that I have been doing in England since 2013.


You see, readers, the core care issue is not only integral to the question of the judgement that the Mottley ally Thompson or Boris Johnson’s mate Cummings demonstrated, or failed to demonstrate.

It is at the crux of how Mottley came to be prime minister of Barbados in the first place.

It is clear to me, that like the miscreant politician and convicted criminal Donville Inniss (who led a criminal conspiracy against me for several years), Mottley had significant external aid.

Moreover, based on my personal, unique experience, as an independent thinking, political partisanship eschewing, heterosexual, male Barbadian who now lives in relative exile in England, I have cause to be concerned not only about Mottley’s domestic political agenda, but also about her and her international allies’ “gender equality” ambitions.

Like the arguably well-meaning Sir Hillary Beckles and political-activist turned diplomat David Comisssiong, Mottley and her allies seem to have very elementary, short-sighted, simplistic ideas about “equality”.

Sadly, as human rights activists they seem rather incompetent – rather like the rioters and looters supposedly “commemorating” the evidently Christian-minded, forgiveness preaching Mr Floyd.


Fundamentally, I am concerned that Mottley may be a conscious or unconscious “super spreader” of a deeply destructive, fascist fundamentalist feminist agenda.


I expressed a similar concern for the iconic lesbian journalist Rachel Maddow last year, in an article about the virus-like, pathogenic mixed microbial messages her “wonky” journalism may be propagating.


Among other things, I am concerned that Mottley’s capacity to care for me and other heterosexual Black males may be being constricted by various influencers and interests – especially those domidicks who dominate media-political pulpits.

I am particularly concerned at the prospect that Johnson and Mottley may be consciously or unconsciously complicit in the short-sighted political plots and planning of persons who are not just content to horde the “oxygen of publicity” but now feel they must put their knees on my and other citizen journalists’ necks until we no longer breathe.


In this respect, I again draw readers attention to the silent assassin treatment that I (and possibly others) have been subjected to by the now defunct, Ilkley, West Yorkshire based website Wikinut.com.

I also recall a death threat I received in 2002 because of my involvement in the landmark United Nations World Conference Against Racism, held the previous year in Durban South Africa.

To be continued…

What Caroline Flack’s death could mean for quantum theory? (Technologies of Trust #6d)

When news of the apparent suicide of the high profile British celebrity Caroline Flack broke on Saturday, 15 February 2020, I was so deeply immersed in my study of the twilight “twin” deaths of Terry Jones and Kobe Bryant that the “Love Island” icon’s tragic passing scarely registered on my revelatory Richter scale.


Actually, I had so submerged myself in psychic soundings as I explored the depths of likely and unlikely “signs in the skies” type correlations and comparisons between the 77 year-old “Life of Brian” linked star Jones and the 41 year-old basketball icon Bryant’s deaths, that it took me a full week to discover Flack’s “Storm In A C Cup” autobiography.


Alternately, one could say that I had been spending so much time traversing the past, present and future plains of the Jones-Bryant study, metaphysically, that I came to a realization of what Flack’s death could mean for my evolving understanding of quantum theory and similar alternative reality measuring systems rather belatedly.


In fact, because I had made a conscious decision not to be distracted by the gathering celebrity cyclone around the 40 year old Flack’s death, I did not become aware of the title of her autobiography and therefore the synchronicity between that title and the “signs in the skies” theme that I have been investigating and foregrounded in this sixth “movement” of my Technologies of Trust (TOT) series of articles until 22 February.


Like John the Revelator, immersed in the ecstasies of exile on the Isle of Patmos, perhaps, a full week had passed before I became aware of the extent to which Flack’s stormy story could be construed as an oracular “self-fulfilling prophecy”, inscribed on the flimsy Cochno Stone corollary of her autobiography’s pages.


At any rate, it was not until the twilight bordering hours of February 22-23, as darkness and light danced a tense truth tracing Tango in my sleep starved head (behind my eyes and between my temples, particularly) that I discovered the University of Glasgow’s archaeological project that made the metaphorical reference to that ancient, at least 3000 year-old Stone in the preceding paragraph possible.


The proximate timing of that rolling “revelation within a revelation” – or we can call it a particulate matter “wheel within a wheel”, in keeping with the quantum theory courting theme of this article and the Air-On-Air (or “Client Ears”) pollution project that I introduced in article 6b of this TOT series – has been recorded in the Twitterverse, thanks to a conversation I was prompted to initiate with another Flak-like, high-flying media femme, Storm Huntley.


I explain the inspiration for that approach to Huntley below.

For now though, I will only say that my decision to reach out to Huntley had more to do with the coincidence of her first name and the subject of male-female antagonism that she had tweeted about creating something like a tropical convergence zone, than it did with her “C cup” or any of her other anatomical features.


At this point, as I lay the groundwork for how I came to see Flack’s suicide as a kind of quantum theory relevant “Shroedinger’s cat” approximating topic of conversation, it may be more helpful to note an “on-air” sign involving the prominent British physicist Brian Cox.


My memory, gaslighted by the burdens of my own ongoing care burdens and crises (which I have revived in a 2016 article copied below) is a bit fuzzy.

Callously, and probably criminally neglected by various fundamentalist feminist and other consciously or unconsciously gender, race and religion racketeering entities, I sometimes find myself cognitively catspraddled by things that I hear, see and otherwise experience.


Anyway, I believe that sign involving Cox or some other attention economy dominating member of the BBC’s atheism slanted, selective scientific community engaged my attention within the past week.


That “sign in the sky”, or sound on the ground, more accurately, was Cox’s voice, I think on my car radio.

That “white noise”, rousing me from my focus on one of my care clients to a waking sleep walk through quantum science, was referencing the Old Testament version of the prophet Ezekiel’s version of a vision of “a wheel within a wheel” (Ezekiel 1:15-20).

And I am stressing that this is “the Old Testament version of the prophet Ezekiel’s version of a vision of ‘a wheel within a wheel'” deliberately.
There is an unwritten, more biological than biographical – more New Covenant narrating than New Testament narrated – biospherically friendly, life affirming and sustaining version of Ezekiel’s “wheel in a wheel” vision, that is not only dictated by quantum theory, but may also point to how the empirical gulf between quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of relativity could be best resolved.

I believe that the physicist Cox, his comic co-presenter Robin Ince, comedian and lapsed Roman Catholic Katy Brand and physicists Sean Carroll and Jim Al-Khalili spent the bulk of the 43 minutes, 31 seconds long 10 February edition of BBC Radio Four’s “The Infinite Monkey Cage” broadcast verbally dancing around the question of how written, New Testament proximating, simultaneously visually facilitated and vision limiting mathematical scripting, or “scripture”, is at the core of the “Black Hole” that prevents the reconciliation of Einstein’s theory of relativity with the field of quantum mechanics.


I am proposing that a study of the tragic demise of the “Big Cat” Flack (and this metaphor couples her with the lion of Ezekiel’s vision) could yeild a resolution of that scientific knowledge crisis, or at least move the discipline of physics, and the constellation of chemistry too, nearer to that sublime place of convergence.


I am proposing that the issues of beauty and terror that Flack drew our attention to in life and in death – and not least through the “petit mort” phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, sociolinguistics and other linguistic features of her high risk, high profile “Love Island” narratives are essentially the same as those that permeate all the interdependent reality of the cosmos.


Like the comedian Lucy Beaumont who, in another, chronologically close episode of TIMC advised looking in Hull for UFOs , rather than looking outward to uncharted galaxies, I am urging a look inward, to our hearts, specifically for the most crucial answers to the questions the cosmos asks of us.
With all due respect to the Coch Stone “cosmic ca[r]tographer” Mr Mann and others who would look to the stars for the timeless truths underpinning ultimate reality, I am suggesting that the “rings and cups” that got him excited may point more to Flack’s “C cup” and other features of her “heavenly body” than they do to the sun and the moon.


If my understanding of the primacy of the prophet Jeremiah’s unwritten New Covenant, multiverse narrative is correct, the significance of the sun, the moon and other celestial bodies is secondary.


Ultimate truth is “displaced” by intimate truth, at least notionally.
I believe that this is the main point of Jeremiah’s cryptic reference to the “pulling power” of women (“Behold, a woman shall compass a man”) in the same chapter 31 where the game changing, unwritten, heart-focused New Covenant principle is first introduced and explained.


With crucial conscious and unconscious, positive and negative inputs from theologian J I Packer, my tutors at the University of the West Indies (including Korah Belgrave, Peter Roberts, Mark McWatt and Eudene Barriteau) and a number of “Big Cats” in Barbados’ “institutional Christian” community (including Reverends Holmes Williams, Andrew Hatch, Rufus Brome, Noel Titus and John Holder, latterly) I have been developing this “everyday”, commonplace understanding of how quantum mechanics and Eistein’s theory of relativity over the past 38 years, at least.


My arrival at my current understanding has been facilitated particularly by Packer’s employment of laws of physics involving particles and waves to “ameliorate” the mindboggling, apparent contradiction between the concepts of divine sovereignty and human responsibility that are central to Christian theology.


This “attention economy” rationalizing understanding of reality underpins my reconciliation of the beauty and terror of the Bible and in big and small ways helps to preserve my sanity.


Like the “attention seeking” former Norwich Justice and Peace member Peter Kemp and other Norfolk, England residents with whom I share comparable “attention seeking” needs I know at least a little about the quandary in which Flak apparently found herself: the quandary that apparently led her to end her own life, ultimately.


As I note in the 2016 article which accompanies the Academia.edu posted version of this article, Kemp says that he also contemplated suicide.


My hope is that my reflections on Flack’s suicide and Kemp’s, my own and other Norfolk and wider UK citizens’ and residents’ suicide ideation will help to stem what I called “the disastrous death spiral that is “gender politics” in my response to Huntley’s conscious or unconscious contribution to the British media’s male bashing norm.

I am particularly concerned for children like the then 12 year-old Isabel Richardson, whose death in 2015 I “commemorate” in that 2016 article.

Now, as then, I am appealing to Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Hilary Clinton, Barbados prime Minister Mia Mottley and all the other “Big Cats” who enjoy comparatively easy access to mainstream media to do their part to promote healthy, proportionate “quantum mystical” gender and sexuality discourse.


To be continued imminently….

Jones’ Jesus-Brian confusion and Bryant’s “burnt offering” (Technologies of Trust #6c)

Dying to be seen

It was certainly their name recognition, the personal brands that Kobe Bryant and Terry Jones built in their minimally overlapping fields with the assistance of familial, media-political and other image managers that ensured their subliminally synchronic, superficially separate deaths significant news media coverage.

But while that mass media coverage largely ensured that Bryant’s and Jones’ tragic ends would come to my attention, as they have to the attention of millions, it is mainly my LeBron-James-like faith in a logical, meaningful universe – or, if you will, in a cosmological continuum of character – that ensured that I would focus on the familial-phonetic relationship between the names Brian and Bryant and cross-pollinate these two superficially very different deaths.

The phonetic similarity of the names “Brian” and “Bryant” ultimately led to me treating these two deaths as a twin-engine tragedy that, with some creativity, could ultimately be used to draw attention to the approximately 1900 years long confusion of the unwritten New Covenant (UNC) with its “fraternal twin” the written New Testament (WNT).

This scientific-spiritual or secular and religious science syncretizing concern with patterns and principles has in turn led me to compare Bryant’s death to similar family tree felling aviation tragedies, dating back at least to the July 28, 1982 plane crash that killed the much loved American gospel music singer Keith Green, three other adults and eight children, including two of his.


And on Saturday, January 11th, 15 days before the Bryant helicopter crash, intriguingly, I had informed the London-based American cleric Reverend Ethan McCardell that I believe that God (or, as the universalist and Lakers successor to Bryant, James, might say “the universe”), has been speaking to me through such aviation tragedies and similar “signs in the skies” for years.

Indeed, on the basis of my own clairvoyant experiences, I have come to believe that in the contemporary “attention economy” , there are signs comparable to the Miracle of the Sun of 1917 happening everyday.

I believe that the significance of these “signs of the times” is being misrepresented by various conscious and unconscious fake news “false prophets”, including secular and religious Caiphas-like, communication media manipulating high priests and priestesses.

“Sun” publisher Rupert Murdoch, Pentecostal “pontiff” Franklyn Graham, Iranian potentate Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pop music moralist and “gay gospel” marketeer Sir Elton John and “soft power” queens Oprah Winfrey, Kellyanne Conway and other high visibility, attention leveraging men and women come to mind immediately .

I believe that despite their noblest intentions, they and others may be imperiling other human beings by distracting us from contemporary, personalized, mini “Miracle of the Sun” simulating messages in our biologically based familial relationships and other intimate spaces in our immediate environments.

I will say more on the evangelical Green plane crash, the downing of a Ukranian civilian flight by the Iranian army on January 8, the fact that the Bryant helicopter crash started a bush fire, and the deaths of three American firemen whose plane crashed while they were trying to help Australians contain their ongoing bush fire tragedy eventually.

The deadly, biblical scale flooding in The Bahamas last year, brought on by hurricane Dorian, the Novel Coronavirus (or New Sun-Queen virus, as I am considering labeling it) causing alarm around the globe and the “plague” of locusts decimating crops in East Africa will also receive my “signs of the times” reading attention.

For now though, I will only say that the Green flight was found to have exceeded its safety weight, in much the same way that Roman Catholicism and other branches of Christianity have been doing ever since Marcion and other Church Fathers started putting the burdens of spiritual discernment on the written words of the New Testament excessively.

I note that a comparative weight watching failure has been suggested for the Australian water bomber tragedy, incidentally.

And the coincidence of Bryant’s death at 41 coinciding with the 41st anniversary of Iran’s Islamist Revolution is also not lost on me.

(To be continued imminently…)

“Life of Brian” and death of Kobe Bryant cross-pollinated (Technologies of Trust #6b)

Jones tweeted this poster at 11:49 AM on May 5, 2015· ahead of that year’s UK general election.

This post documents my efforts to make sense of subliminal, arguably obscure, tangential links between the recent deaths of iconic American athlete and businessman Kobe Bryant and the celebrated British comic-writer-historian Terry Jones, of Christian faith ridiculing film Life Of Brian fame – and notoriety.

On the surface, the lives and deaths of the 41 year-old, black American Roman Catholic and the white, Wales-born 77 year-old apparent atheist or agnostic who predeceased him by only five days may seem wholly unrelated.

My goal in this identities and events cross-pollinating article is to help readers see through and navigate the Gaslight simulating, mental fog inducing faith lenses that conceal Jones’ and Bryant’s similarity and synergistic action potential.

As elsewhere, I am hoping to dissipate the dense secular and religious knowledge manipulating mists that Australia’s first Pentecostal prime minister Scott “Scottie-from-marketing” Morrison and others apparently live in and propagate.

As I indicated to journalist and British Labor Party activist Marc Wadsworth and other Black and Minority Ethnic colleagues who attended the June 6th 2018 Black members’ Council General Meeting of the UK’s National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ) I am deeply concerned about the air-pollution-paralleling editorial emissions of the media industry.

And a little over a month later, at the 2018 Digital Innovation in Mental Health conference, hosted by neurologist Dr Becky Inkster in London from July 17-18th, I raised these concerns, some of which both Bryant and Jones clearly shared, with other delegates there.

I suggested to both gatherings that on the basis of the example set by the environmental solicitors firm Client Earth a “Client Ears” legal and public relations campaign should be pursued to address the noise and neurological “particulate matter” being propagated by ethically epileptic or anchorless individuals who currently dominate the Western media landscape – persons like the morally muddled media mogul Rupert Murdoch, United States presidents Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama, pop music icon and “gay gospel” marketeer Sir Elton John, pollster Kellyann Conway, Facebook’s Cheryl Sandberg and others in or close to the cloudy Roman Catholic commonweal or “wheels within wheels” and “deals within deals” of our day.

(I have been addressing the consciously or unconsciously dodgy dealings of Barclays Bank, Lidl Supermarkets, Audioboom, Norwich Institute of Language Education [NILE], Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council, Lloyds Bank, Domino’s Pizza and other corporate interests in both public and private fora for some time now.)

Sadly, it seems that only death, the great equalizer, will get some people to appreciate the extent to which we are all “identical twins”, like Bryant and Jones, irrespective of our gender, race, religion and other differences.

Only death, sadly, will apparently help some “high achievers” like Bryant and Jones stay grounded in the grave fragility of our common humanity.

High hopes

Bryant’s death was quick and rather direct, like the Black Mamba spirit he sought to emulate.

Jones on the other hand, was a victim of a frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a particularly aggressive, deadly form of dementia that gradually wasted his highly prized speech and other cognitive capacities over approximately five years.

And it could be said that Jones died a thousand deaths, as his power of speech and related cognitive skills were gradually devastated.

Similarly, the family focused Bryant may be said to have died at least nine times, as democratic death asserted its equalizing power, as Black Mamba-like, it struck again and again, taking his 13 year-old daughter Gianna and the other seven souls on that ill-fated, fog test failing flight with him.

So while Bryant and Jones may seem to have been united only by their celebrity, their respective “hot and high” national profiles and visibility, there clearly was a lot more going on in a shared, synergistic sense, beneath the stages on which these two actors played.

To be continued imminently…

Australians’ burnt offerings (Technologies of Trust #6a)

This patchwork post is a kind of concession: an open embrace of my human limitation; my child-like limitation and dependence on others’ strength.

It’s an ode to humility:

A memorializing of modesty;

An acceptance of the generosity

Of those who in giving freely become the wind beneath our wings.

The strings in the streams of our theories….

The flesh that fills the ridges between what we are

When we are

Where we are

Who we are:

That bridge amid the branches;

In the breeze.

#HeartfeltThanks to warm wind winging singing Dany Rosevear, the first singer featured here, in the above video.

The words she is singing are from the 19th century poet Christina Georgina Rosetti’s poem “Who has seen the wind”.

I have never met Rosevear.

I had not known of her existence until today, January 26th, around 10:00 or so.

I discovered her Youtube page and website as I was seeking some light about the Rosetti poem – which until today, I was also oblivious to.

And yet John 3:8, on which Rosetti’s poem is very likely based, is one of my favorite passages of New Testament scripture, as those familiar with my focus on the invisible, unwritten nature of the New Covenant, can imagine.

Those who know my keenness to see Pope Francis, Franklin Graham and other church leaders publicly acknowledge the great harm being done by the 1900+ year long, ongoing, conscious or unconscious confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament will appreciate where my gale force fervor for that verse originates.

I can tell you it does not come from Frome!

Not from that Rome.

Not from that room of the blaze.

Although it is clear Christina passed through there

On her way to seeing Yoko Ono sing

On the Be-side

Of John Lennon’s Rapier rhythm.

Ono oh so

Willing, like Lennon

To be a burnt offering.

Australians’ burning ambition (Technologies of Trust #6)

As Australia burns, what might we learn, individually and collectively?

I think there is a lesson about poetic justice here: a lesson about cosmologically fair outcomes, as I indicated in a January 3rd tweet thread.

Responding to a reflection about Australia’s unprecedented, deadly bush fires by Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, on the BBC Radio 4 program Thought for the Day, I published the arguably incendiary idea that those lightning generating fires might be a form of divine retribution for Australia’s political gaslighting immigration policies.

And I must point out here that since I started writing this article on January 16th, under the title “Melbourne burning”, my understanding of the word gaslighting has deepened and evolved considerably.

I started out with a superficial, rather misleading sense of that word, thinking that it denoted a blatant, obvious mode of political incitement and instigation — the kind of verbal behavior that has made United States president Donald Trump infamous.

I now have a deeper and still deepening, time and space filling grasp of its more accurate use as a synonym for subtle “brain washing” and other covert forms of psychological warfare: the kind of mental undermining that I have been addressing in a number of initiatives, including previous installments in this Technologies of Trust series of events and articles.

I am now more inclined to associate “gaslighting” with the indirect, chthonic gender, racial and religious micro aggression employed consciously or unconsciously by University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles, media baron Rupert Murdoch, British economist Ruth Lea and others who have been waging psychological warfare on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.

And readers should note that consistent with my generally cautious New Covenant nous (“nous” is pronounced like “mouse”) informed, conscientious approach to questions of divine judgement, I published this potentially divisive, possibly deeply hurtful suggestion of a link between those fires that have claimed at least 29 lives and the New Zealand mosques attack in the form of a question.

And that is because I had no desire to contribute to the self-destructive, political gaslighting or flame throwing that I was challenging in the tweet thread I posted at 9:20 the morning of January 3rd.

Like conciliatory approaches I have been making since 2017 to my apparently atheistic, lewd, bestiality-humor-backfiring branded local MP Clive Lewis, in an effort to peacefully resolve past differences, my tweet thread was an invitation to prof Siddiqui and others of all faiths and none to have a dialogue with me.

Like the “Spirited Sport” football match I organized between Norfolk-based Roman Catholic Christians and Muslims in 2007, it was intended to initiate an open-ended dialogue: a constructive conversation about the metaphysical reality in which we all live and move and have our being, as offspring of Divine Essence (Acts 17:28).

I remain firmly convinced that Judaism, Christianity and Islam have more in common than differences, both positively and negatively, as “religions of the book”.

Having thus transcended the terrors of that text trapped and trapping, familial faith-based love triangle, by untangling the reality of the unwritten New Covenant from its written representations, I would have to be out of my mind to let my mind be ensnared again, as it was between 1982 and 1987, by any other “bookish theoric”, reality reducing secular or religious divisions.

So however strongly I was and remain convinced that those deadly wild fires entail a cosmological or karmic response to the murderous, Aryan supremacist excesses of the self-described Australian “ethno-nationalist” (Nazi) mass murderer, as the second tweet in that January 3rd thread suggests, I am mindful that my compatriot Rev Dr Sonia Hinds, English cleric Rev Laura Fawcett and other theists might have another take on the matter.

Even as I noted the bush fires focused New South Wales roots of that heart-hardened, brain dead, morally muddled, self proclaimed Christian “knight”, I was mindful that physicists professor Brian Cox, Jim Al-Khalili and other science preaching souls might not accept that detail as evidence of a cosmic correlation between the fires and tragic mass murders perpetrated by that miscreant Australian: they might reject the poetic justice rounding or reconciliation of Australia’s immigration policy accounts that I offer in my Siddiqui-triggered-thread.

(And in noting that Australian misanthrope’s murderously muddled, tragically twisted incarnation of the notion of chivalry, I am urging persons reading this article to view president Trump’s efforts to reach out to Roman Catholic knights similarly.

More on that, and particularly on how Trump’s Catholic agenda may be being facilitated by his “rabble rousing” Roman Catholic adviser Kellyanne Conway in the next TOT article.)

I am mindful, even now, that “gay gospel” preaching Sir Elton John and his primacy of heterosexual reproduction challenging complementary Christian counterpoint, president Trump, who challenges the primacy of natural reproduction on other fronts, might not find my arguments compelling.

And I respect their right to disagree with me, even as I hope they would respect my right to disagree with them.

Unlike political gaslighting Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, who came under fire in February 2011 for spouting anti-Islamic, pyrrotechnic Pentecostal rhetoric, I try to apply the New Covenant (NC) principle of transcending religious and other ideological “denominations” or labels in all of my public interventions.

On Twitter, as in other settings, I often publish the views I hold most firmly as questions because I know only too well the paradoxical impotence and power of written words in private and public contexts — as I explain at length in my book The Bible: Beauty and Terror Reconciled.

Like Marshall McLuhan I deeply appreciate the fact that the messenger is the message.

And like Vilém Flusser I am very wary of the “textolatry” that apparently polluted the mind of the Australian who killed unarmed men, women and children at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

I abhor the abuse of literacy by gender, race and religious racketeers, like the English nationalist who brutally butchered Lewis’ Labor Party colleague Jo Cox MP : males and females, misogynists and misandrists who seek to etch their names on history by creating and exploiting a “hostile environment”.

I know that written words can ignite and give deadly “life” to mind darkening, gaslighting lies, whether those lies are perpetrated consciously or unconsciously.

petition I have created calling on Pope Francis to make a definitive statement on the crucial difference between the unwritten NC and the written New Testament (NT) reflects my deep appreciation of how much the confusion of the unwritten, conscience based NC with its written, linguistically limited and deep, empathetic learning limiting NT representation has blighted the evolution of Christianity for the past 1900 years, approximately.

I know how easily ALL words, but especially written words, can be twisted and manipulated to serve the short-sighted, unethical aims of conscious or unconscious gender, race and religious racketeers, plagiarists and other vampirish identity privateers and thieves.

Gaslighting

Still, I might have used the word “gaslighting” in my January 3rd tweet thread if it was more than just a buzzword I had heard, by then.

I might have used it if it were as deeply seeded and securely seated in my heart and head as it now is.

As I recall, I first became aware of the word “gaslighting” when I heard it used in one or more news items about the toxic climate being generated by Britain’s inflammatory Brexit politics.

I therefore associated it with the fiery rhetoric and anxious atmosphere that was being generated by the hybrid, artificially inseminated or “plagiarized”, screaming baby of David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Cherie Blair, Diane Abbott and other conscious and unconscious Cerberus (“hound of Hades”) channeling surrogates on either side of England’s core Leave/Remain EU referendum narrative.

I was not aware of the word’s rich roots in the truth twisting psychological abuse depicted in the 1938 play Gas Light by Patrick Hamilton.

I was not aware of how much the conduct of Jack Manningham, the fictional villainous husband in that play, has in common with Morrison’s and other Australian politicians’ word-based, legalistic psychological manipulations.

Indeed, Morrison only came to my attention last year when Australian media houses reported on his surprise victory in that country’s general election.

I had no idea that in 2013 when Morrison was appointed Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in then prime minister Tony Abbott’s Government he was responsible for implementing Operation Sovereign Borders — an Australian incarnation of excessively ideological, infernal ideas about our human capacity, individually or collectively, to subjugate nature to our gender, racial and religious appetites and ambitions.

I recall being naively pleased, or at least innocently intrigued, to learn that like me, Morrison can be described as a Pentecostal Christian.

It was only as research for this article led me to study him more deeply that I got a sense of how much Morrison, (like Trump, Johnson or, albeit, less likely, Barack Obama or Oprah Winfrey) could be viewed as a political incarnation of the gas light dimming, treacherous, treasure seeking marital manipulator and murderer Manningham.

Only after I learned that it was the morally muddled, Islamaphobic Christian Morrison who piloted Australia’s arrogant, anti-Christ evoking “sovereign” borders initiative did I begin to sense the extent to which his consciously or unconsciously “petty pope” or pirate “king of kings” conduct shares a bloodtype-like moral kinship with the character Manningham’s malicious manipulation of the gas lighting in the home that he shared with his wife, Bella, in foggy London.

And by January 19th I was able to discern an ethically genetic correspondence between Morrison’s political capital motivated attacks on Islam and Manningham’s dimming of the gas light, then insisting that its flame was constant, to confuse his wife and make her question the reliability of her memory and sense of perception.

It was that Sunday afternoon, if I remember correctly, that I noticed that the playwright Hamilton’s creation of the fictitious “gas light” scenario provides an excellent framework in which to discuss the mind bending, human intelligence scandalizing notion of a harmonious relationship between divine sovereignty and human responsibility for our actions — especially as this relates to our interactions with the “natural environment”.

It dawned on me that like the unconscious, subterranean hypocrisy of some deeply pious people, who have been duped, as I was, by Christendom’s almost 2000 years deep confusion of the unwritten NC and the written NT, Manningham’s lying, psychologically abusive behavior was to some degree “involuntary”.

And so too was the “insane” Morrison’s.

It occurred to me that as Hamilton’s play is constructed, the dimming of the gas light in the house that Jack and Bella Manningham share is out of his control, being — at least in the first instance — the undesired, or at least unforeseen, unplanned consequence of his nefarious gas light dimming activity in the home of an elderly female neighbor that he had killed.

By Monday, January 20th, 2020, I could see with 20/20 clarity, that like Christianity and Islam, the two homes are fundamentally connected.

And home was the central theme of Siddiqui’s thoughts, coincidentally.

And on Tuesday, January 21st, at approximately 03:21, it dawned on me, that I had been led — by God, the cosmos, the Fates; call it what you will — to see that Hamilton’s play, was first and foremost about the ecology of light and darkness in the operation of male-female interdependence.

Thanks to the light being shed by Hamilton’s approximately 82 year-old play, the significance of the fiery-tongued-Pentecostals-allied Morrison’s education in “economic geography”, his background in tourism marketing, first in New Zealand, then in Australia, and other evidentiary details supporting the prophetic analysis I am presenting here is becoming increasingly clear to me.

And in due course I will be employing that play and its literary Caribbean cognate “Wide Sargaso Sea”, a novel by Jane Rhys, to analyse other “fires” raging in the British Commonwealth.

I will only note here that similarities between the stubborn, “stoical” contempt that Conway, attorney general William Barr and other legally trained Trump officials have shown for the Hatch Act of 1939 (which states that federal government employees must not advocate their political beliefs while representing a public office) and the perverse notion of chivalry that led an Australian to perpetrate mass murderer at two mosques in New Zealand are not accidental.

That Trump praising, monstrously misguided Australian Islamaphobe’s pernicious, pyrotechnic notion of chivalry is powered by the same desensitization to the teachings of Joshua (Jesus) of Nazareth that led the first century heretic Marcion to gaslight other Christians through pilpul manipulations of written records of Joshua’s teachings.

Intriguingly, Marcion was branded a heretic by the African “Church Father” Tertullian and other leaders of first and second century Christendom who nonetheless adopted and consolidated elements of his written communication based pilpul strategy when they confused the unwritten NC phenomenon that Joshua apparently saw himself as inaugurating with the 27 documents we know as the NT.

A forerunner of the ideologically liberal, entrepreneurially pragmatic Australian-American publisher Murdoch in many respects, it was the “schismatic” Tertullian who first labelled those 27 documents (the Gospel of Matthew through to the cryptic “Book of Revelation”) the “New Testament”, as I report in my book The Bible: Beauty And Terror Reconciled.

And the monstrous, psychological warfare being waged by Murdoch and other monopolistic mass media publishers against the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, and against their infant son Archie, indirectly, in the name of some ill-defined, obscure notion of stoicism also springs from a place of moral confusion about the the medium of divine movement and rule in earthly affairs, clearly.

I draw readers’ attention to psychologist Bryant Welch’s claim in his 2008 book State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind, about the prevalence of gaslighting in American politics, beginning in the age of modern communication.

Welch wrote,

To say gaslighting was started by the Bushes, Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, Fox News, or any other extant group is not simply wrong, it also misses an important point. Gaslighting comes directly from blending modern communications, marketing, and advertising techniques with long-standing methods of propaganda. They were simply waiting to be discovered by those with sufficient ambition and psychological makeup to use them.

I am arguing for a rather more radical, historically far reaching “back cataloguing” (or “backburning”?) of what Welch might mean by “long-standing methods of propaganda”.

I am calling attention to the at least 1900 years worth of NC displacement by the NT.

I am urging readers to reflect on the build-up of biblical “branches and dead trees on the ground” that I believe has been fueling fires of one kind or another, with or without the conscious or unconscious complicity of technology disrupting, temperamental “tongues of fire” flame throwers like Trump, Murdoch (who was made a Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II in January 1998, 3 months before the announcement of his separation from his second wife, Anna, a Roman Catholic, incidentally), his presidential predecessor Obama, current Australia PM Morrison or any other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist or any other hot wind wielder of earthly authority.

I am saying that the Australian bush fires should probably be examined scientifically as a metaphysical manifestation of Murdoch’s, Morrison’s, the mosque attacker’s and other Australians’ New Covenant knowledge deficient, moral anchor abandoning or abandoned burning ambitions.

BBC a ‘brain dead’ broadcaster? (Open letters to the BBC – part 1)

As I record in a poem I wrote several years ago, there is a very real possibility that “I acquired my English via the BBC”.

I have a theory that the uncharacteristic Standard English dialect that my twin brother Wayne and I spoke as small boys was absorbed, sponge-like, from our exposure to BBC radio programming, beginning around March or April 1964, when we were conceived.

The Standard English vibrations that Wayne and I would have first experienced through the meta-Motherese maternal mechanisms of our mother’s womb was not the language of our home, which was located in Carrington Village, St Michael, on the outskirts of Barbados’ capitol, Bridgetown.

Our parents, Jeffrey and Lucille Campbell and our four sisters, Cheryl, Yvette, Suzanne and Ava all spoke the Creole, African languages influenced “Bajan” English dialect that Barbadian “father poet” Edward “Kamau” Brathwaite and other Afrocentric academics have dubbed “nation language”.

And yet Wayne and I conversed with each other in this foreign, Standard English tongue like two Ormesby born orphans, embedded with Black Barbadian parents.

Strangers would stop us on the streets of Carrington Village and ask us, “Where are you from? Were you born here, in Barbados?”

As best I can remember, we found these questions puzzling because as far as we were concerned, we were speaking the same Bajan English as everyone else.

And perhaps we did speak Bajan on many occasions.

Perhaps our use of a foreign, Standard variety of English was intermittent.

I cannot say for sure.

I only know that our “speaking great” (Bajan for speaking with a posh accent, and therefore thinking oneself better than others) aided our reading skills and that it was a counterbalance, once we started going to school, to our generally below average performance in Mathematics.

I have no doubt that our ability to speak and write a Standard variety of English was our redeeming grace, first at Carrington’s Primary School and subsequently, when our family eventually moved away from Carrington Village, at Bay Primary.

There were other dialects that emanated from the Rediffusion radio in my parent’s home in the early 1960s and 70s.

Vic “Buddy Boy” Brewster, a Barbadian broadcasting icon who channeled an American deejay accent and sensibility almost certainly had an impact on Wayne’s and my developing facility with English.

And I sometimes think that I may owe more than I can ever estimate to spiritual forces that were beamed via Rediffusion into our house on St Hill’s Road, as my father dutifully listened to broadcasts of sermons delivered by Arch Bishop Granville Williams, a pioneer among Barbadian, Trinidadian and other Caribbean Spiritual Baptists.

Similarly, my mother’s flirtation, like so many other Barbadians, with the American evangelical fundamentalist flavored, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association affiliated messages preached by Reverend Holmes Williams during his “Christ Is the Answer” broadcasts probably had a parallel impact.

But as I indicate in that poem, it is to the BBC that I instinctively trace the shaping of my early, Received Pronunciation or “Queen’s English” flavored proficiency in, what for better or worst, is the language of the Commonwealth.

So, when I say that I believe I owe a very substantial debt of gratitude to the BBC for all that I have achieved as a holistic communications and education specialist, trading as Intelek International, I mean just that.

And I am equally sincere when I say with equal parts anger and sadness that I believe that the BBC is a deeply damaged, moral bankruptcy bordering, gender, race, religion and other ideological poison propagating organization.

In other words, I believe that notwithstanding all the good that the BBC has done and continues to do, the organization is deeply flawed.

I believe that like the Bible, the BBC has the capacity to be a force for both good and evil.

Alternately, you could say that I love the BBC but I do not always like it.

And this Black History Month is as good a time as any to say that I love the BBC because of the good it has done and can continue to do for me and others like me.

Others including little Prince Archie, his mother Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and his father Prince Harry.

This Black History Month is also as good a time as any to say that I do not like the BBC when it facilitates evil, gender, race or religion motivated attacks against me, the Sussexes, the television presenter and journalist Naga Munchetty or anyone else.

And “more to the point”, as conservative political scientist Ruth Lea might say, though in a rather more prejudicial, less sound way, I believe that the legacy of the BBC bred, ethically “brain dead”, child abuse excelling sexual predator Jimmy Saville would have left no one in doubt about the BBC’s capacity to be a gender, race and religion racketeering opportunist if that establishment embedded sociopath’s evil crimes had been holistically investigated.

This Black History Month is as good a time as any to call for precisely such an investigation and I am doing so now.

I am calling particularly for a forensic study of Savile’s ties to the Roman Catholic church and his conscious or unconscious “co-conspirator” mother Agnes’ interactions with that institution.

I believe that like the “trademark mixture of gurning and garrulity” that Saville pioneered on Top Of the Pops, his reported “sequestering” of his mother’s corpse could hold important clues about a malformed, malignant Motherese attachment with precedents in the anal retentive propensities of Christianity and other excessively book-based religions.

I explore and denounce these “bookish theoric”, brain death inducing, anal retentive propensities in The Bible: Beauty and Terror Reconciled, which I brought to the attention of the BBC’s complaints department on 5 October 2019.

A copy of that complaint is reproduced below.

The complaint is presented in some of the best “Queen’s English” I am capable of, and if I may say so myself, represents the gracious workings of the Spirit of God in my life from the time of Wayne’s and my conception, until now.

I believe it is the grace of God that allowed me to recognize the confusion of the UNWRITTEN New Covenant with the WRITTEN New Testament that is at the crux of the “banker bride” Lea’s apparent confusion about the nature and purpose of stoicism.

Is there a fundamental difference between the marathon running, wrestling Aryan strong man “channeling” prolific pedophile Savile’s motivating force and the fascist, fundamentalist feminist spirit that animated Lea’s criticism of Duchess Meghan and, indirectly, her infant son?

I do not think so.

The only question as far as I am concerned, is the extent to which Savile was and Lea is conscious of the destructive “dance dialectics” of their anima.

I have been raising these issues with Rev Harcourt Blackett and other clergy and lay members of the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches in Barbados, the UK and US for a number of years.

And I recently launched a petition to Pope Francis I, calling on him to address the confusion of the UNWRITTEN New Covenant with the WRITTEN New Testament definitively.

I call on all people of good conscience to sign that petition for the benefit of humanity.

The BBC complaints department has responded to my complaint, asking for specific examples of the kind of the “deeply flawed, excessively literalistic concept of ‘objectivity'” that my complaint is about.

I might just send them a copy of this article, in the hope that it will help focus minds at that publicly funded corporation.

As the last two sentences of my complaint indicate, I am banking on the BBC, hoping it will desist from brain dead broadcasting and possum prone programming.

If it is not sure how, a recovering evangelical fundamentalist religious bigot myself, I can provide that corporation with practical examples.

My complaint to the BBC

Full Complaint: I am concerned that a deeply flawed, excessively literalistic concept of “objectivity” is exposing the BBC to manipulation by shadowy political and economic interests. I address this evangelical fundamentalist Christianity approximating, “Biblical bullying” resembling concept of objectivity in my book “The Bible: Beauty And Terror Reconciled” and elsewhere. Here I will only say that it induces BBC personnel to engage in the kind of empty, exploitative word play that was used in the extraordinary error of judgement that recently led to presenter Naga Munchetty being censored for a perfectly legitimate expression of her opinion. I am particularly concerned that these manipulative, shadowy political and economic interests (whose destructive influence I have personally experienced) include persons hostile to the Duchess of Sussex and are complicit in a media wide attack on her, Prince Harry and their infant son. The clearest evidence of this hostility is some BBC reporters’ use of the word “attack” to describe Prince Harry’s patently peaceful attempts to defend his wife and child from excessively intrusive, toxic market driven media scrutiny and commodification of their life stories. The BBC’s sensationalist use of “attack”, like Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s use of “surrender” in concert with the Daily Mail and other publishing and/or broadcasting interests was particularly prominent on October 2, 2019. Martha Kearney and Nicholas Witchell led the way with her report, beginning at 35:54 in this recording: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008wn6. Kearney’s apparently excessive pro-Brexit nationalism and Witchell’s past insensitivity when reporting on Princess Margaret’s death may both be relevant in this regard. Consciously or not, Kearney, Witchell and other BBC personnel are waging psychological warfare against various targets. Like my book, my 2016 complaint to the BBC (Ref: CAS-3217340-W3GQRP) provides evidence of this. I can help. Please let me.

BBC’s response (so far)

Reference CAS-###########
Dear Junior,

Thank you for contacting the BBC.

I understand you have concerns the BBC is being manipulated by ‘political and economic interests’.

Your complaint is quite general and does not raise a very specific issue for us to reply to. We regret that at present we’re not able to reply, unless we receive specific examples such as programme names, dates and timestamps, relating to one point.

We appreciate that you have provided some specific information; but would stress that our framework requires a complaint to be limited to a single item or issue.

If you would kindly provide this in writing, we may then be able to address your complaint. If may be helpful to read the BBC Complaints Framework on our website which explains on page 12 the type of information we may need in order to be able to reply. A link is here:https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/sites/default/files/2019-05/BBC_Complaints_Framework.pdf

If you can provide this information please contact us as you did before, but also include the case number above so we can pick up where we’ve left off.

Thanks again for taking the time to get in touch.

Kind Regards,
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BBC Complaints Team 
www.bbc.co.uk/complaints
 
Please note: this email is sent from an unmonitored address so please don’t reply. If necessary please contact us through our webform (please include your case reference number).

My submission to the Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee (Abomination of Desolation #3)

Dance Across the Seas by Barbadian band Spice and Company

Following is a copy of written evidence I submitted to the UK Parliament’s
House of Lords Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee in September 2018.

I am publishing it here as a reference point for persons involved in ongoing, direct and indirect conversations I am having with neuroscientist Dr. Becky Inkster, the “writer, academic, itinerant scholar” Dr John Rapley, “retired” educator Mrs Janice Gurney (she’s still teaching me a thing or two) and other residents of Great Yarmouth and other Norfolk and wider England-based seaside towns who are demonstrating extraordinary resilience as the confidence undercutting currents of Brexit and other psychosocial phenomena take their toll on all of us.

Readers please note that I am probably just as surprised you by the reference in this parliamentary submission to purgatory, which suggests a conscious continuity between that reference last September and the more developed treatment of the purgatory theme in the article preceding this one, published on September 30.

That was not planned. I had forgotten about the reference to purgatory a year ago.

And then there is the reference in the last sentence to “transient storms” pounding our “psychological shores”.

Might there be a message here for Barbadian prime minister Mia Mottley and other prominent Barbadian feminist leaders of the global battle of the sexes about the intersection of coastal and cerebral environmental factors?

I think Ms Mottley, who made much of the vulnerability of Caribbean and other island states after the devastation hurricane Dorian inflicted on The Bahamas, would do well to consider the possibility of a measurable “chaos theory” link between climate change and disruptions in human ecology that she, Sir Elton John, Barack Obama and other conscious or unconscious gay rights orthodoxy advocates and their reactionary religious and secular opponents have spawned.

Mottley, Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis, Jamaica’s Andrew Holness, Trinidad and Tobago’s Keith Rowley, Guyana’s David Granger, St Lucia’s Allen Chastanet, Ralph Gonzalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit, Antigua and Barbuda’s Gaston Browne, other Caribbean leaders and their counterparts in Africa, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, India, France, Africa and elsewhere would do well to note what in my view, is a more than merely metaphorical similarity between Dorian’s “abomination of desolation” devastation of The Bahamas, and the opportunistic, Cambridge Analytica recalling flash flooding of print and electronic media and other formal and informal information and education channels with a Dorianesque deluge of deeply cynical, truth disemboweling misinformation.

And I think married to money “banker bride economist” Ruth Lea’s clearly biased, bigoted verbal assault on the Duchess of Sussex, during today’s edition of Broadcasting House is a particularly flagrant example of the destructive capacity of such divisive misinformation.

Responding to journalist Sathnam Sangera’s expression of sympathy for Duchesss Meghan, as he suggested that there is “an element of racism” in the destructive Dorianesque coverage that has been unleashed on her, Prince Harry and their baby son Archie, Lea responded “Well, there may be. But I think more to the point that she has to accept, as a royal that she will have to behave as a royal and that does mean an awful lot of self-sacrifice, which she seems reluctant to do.”

This assertion of “the point” by the banking industry veteran Lea suggests an omniscience about the Duchess’ psychosomatic state and capacities that I think she will have difficulty justifying to any but her most bigoted, self-righteousness assuming anti-Meghan supporters.

Lea’s subtly aggressive, deeply arrogant assertion smacks of the
“elements of fragmentation, inconsistency and incoherence” in the UK’s formal and informal communication and education channels that I identify in my letter to the House of Lords Committee below.

I assert that these social schizophrenia propagating, divide and rule elements are impacting negatively not only on the seaside city of Great Yarmouth but on communities throughout the United Kingdom.

Mr Junior Campbell – written evidence (RST0007)

Dear Sirs

My name is Junior (Jay) Campbell and I am a Norfolk, England-based Barbadian holistic communication and education specialist, trading as Intelek International.


Noting the Committee’s concern with issues around education, I write to share my observations about artificial divides that exist in coastal Norfolk’s “knowledge trading” structures and systems.


Drawing on a theory of cognitive and affective degeneration and renewal that I first articulated in my book The Bible: Beauty And Terror Reconciled, I will be giving particular attention to the informal education channeled through virtually omnipresent 24-7-365-day radio and television broadcasts.


It is apparent to me, based on my more than 36 years formal and informal (self-directed) study of communication and education phenomena, that elements of fragmentation, inconsistency and incoherence in Norfolk’s formal and informal communication and education channels are impacting negatively not only on the seaside city of Great Yarmouth but on communities throughout the United Kingdom.


Moreover, based especially on my verbal communication work and wider interactions with Norfolk based churches, mosques and synagogues, Hellesdon Hospital, Wensum Valley Medical Practice, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norfolk Police and other organizations and individuals involved in the emergent mental health and religion marrying “Spiritual Emergency” movement, I believe that any efforts at regeneration in Great Yarmouth or anywhere else in Norfolk risk being eroded by divisive, degenerative psychosocial and sociopolitical currents that have been undermining Norfolk’s and the wider UK’s social cohesion for some time.


More than 12 years of interactions with various academics, business people, journalists, medical professionals, lawyers, police personnel, politicians, religious leaders and other Norfolk residents have led me to believe that these degenerative dynamics, characterized among other things by entrenched and opportunistic religious-secular antagonisms and competition, are reflected in the 2010 census branding Norfolk the most atheistic county in England.


As Cath Elliott notes in a 2009 Guardian online article, Norfolk is by no means unique in this pronounced atheism.

Elliott cites a survey by the think tank Theos which declares the entire East of England “the most godless region of the UK.”


However, I believe that the 2011 census’ identification of Norwich as having “the highest proportion of the population reporting no religion at 42.5 per cent” is highly significant, pointing to a mentally divisive, schizophrenic understanding of both secular and religious systems of knowledge acquisition and transmission.


The typically poor performance of Norfolk schools is probably also evidence of this unhealthy, excessively competitive ideological environment in which the empathic and ethical dimensions of intelligence are de-emphasized.


The so-called affective or emotional dimensions of intelligence, the realm most crucial to the inner, psychic infrastructure of our self-awareness (and hence our capacity for resilience or personal regeneration), is apparently being devalued in Norfolk, as elsewhere in the UK, because of an excessive emphasis on cognitive intelligence: that aspect of intelligence that is evident in literacy, numeracy and related academic competencies.


Ancient and contemporary warnings of the dangers of literalism, which led the biblical author of 2 Corinthians 3:6 to warn that “the letter killeth” seem to be bearing little fruit in Norfolk, despite the claims of influential individuals and organizations based here to dependence on rigorous empirical research (that is, “scientific method”), on one hand, and deep religious faith on the other.


Both secular and religious thinkers seem to be struggling to come to terms with the dangers of intolerance of ambiguity: thinkers on both sides of that historical chasm seem prone to the folly of coast conscribing certainty in spheres of thought prone to conceptual erosion.


This inflexibility or brittle belief seems especially, but not exclusively apparent, in the realm of secular education, where the concept of faith is systemically frowned upon, consciously or unconsciously, and viewed as being at variance with and even inevitably inimical to rational thought.


And this is despite the clear operation of a secular humanist species of faith operating, for good or ill, in the academic arena.


Through interactions with “Creative Entrepreneurship” guru Ian Chance, Development Studies specialist Cecile Jackson and other lecturers and students at the University of East Anglia, I have detected evidence of a type of adherence to or conformity with the dictates of certain secular academic “apostles” or authorities that seems as highly prized as and otherwise indistinguishable from the corresponding conceptual boundaries erecting force of authoritative personalities, creeds and notions of “orthodoxy” in the religious realm.


And I may have occasion here or elsewhere to explore the rather disappointing Kalibank suggestion of one female academic that this virtually religious deference in secular academic contexts is a hang-over from male patriarchal dominance of Western education systems – as though men invented anal retentive pedagogies that promote divisive notions of faith and reason (Please note that I have raised this matter in a letter to the Committee on Gender and Equalities. The age old, interminable “battle of the sexes” certainly seems central to the diachronic and synchronic transmission of belief and knowledge systems, as the lives and work of RD Laing, Karl Jung and others from the field of psychology suggest.)


Alternately, on the other side of the same corrupted communication coin, there is evidence of an excessive reliance on “common sense” or communal knowledge and an indifference or, in worst case scenarios, outright hostility toward so-called “book learning” among Norfolk residents.


Here again, divisive, fragmentary, essentially literalistic, binary ideas about the nature and workings of the knowledge trade are the central feature.


Hence, the secular-religious knowledge divide is replaced by a common sense versus book learning antagonism, with terms like “local knowledge” and “education” being confused with the phenomena they refer to.


Overall, the elements of fragmentation, inconsistency and incoherence in both Norfolk’s secular and religious, formal and informal communication and education channels recalls the values confusion I, Barbadian political scientist Dr George Belle and others have commented on in relation to our island home’s transition to “developed” nation status.

And as in Barbados, the role of the electronic and print media in consolidating divisive, fragmentary knowledge acquisition (typically at the behest of various, competing political, religious, commercial and idiosyncratic interests) is crucial.

As economic historian and former Labour Party MP Tristram Hunt implies through the inclusion of Barbados in his ten cities that have built the British empire, Barbados’ psychic or “cosmological” coastal conundrum makes this purgatorial outpost of contrarian political, religious, gender and other currents a useful, microcosmic object of study for much that happens in Britain.


I would welcome an opportunity not only to discuss these and related matters further with the Select Committee, but also to share solutions I and others have been developing to meet the challenges of social dissolution and disintegration.


They and I have been developing “technologies of trust” to preserve both Barbados’ and Britain’s fragile domestic and external relations as the terrors and tremors of Brexit, the Trump presidency and other transient storms pound our psychosocial shores.

Kind regards
Junior (Jay) Campbell
Founder-Principal
Intelek International