“A kiss is still a kiss”: Re-thinking COVID-19’s causation narrative – part 1

I was spoilt for choice but chose Shirley Bassey’s version of this song in recognition of women’s rights – and wrongs. Ladies first.

(First published on Academia.edu)

Abstract: The COVID-19 narrative has been the story of a pathogen, probably created in a Chinese wet market, somehow jumping from the animal kingdom into the human population and basically destroying our bodies from within by virtue of its reproductive rapacity or viral “virility”.
Efforts have therefore tended to focus on understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, to find an effective cure for this disease.
However, given COVID-19’s well documented impact on the mind, inducing delirium, feelings of exhaustion and other psychosomatic manifestations, called “malaise” by a British Medical Journal (BMJ) article cited here extensively, might it be worth considering the possibility that SARS-CoV-2’s virility and reproductive efficacy is interdependent with a radical (albeit gradual, possibly), change in human bio-psychology?
In other words, might some seismic alteration in human bio-psychology and psychosocial relations have occurred that predisposes human beings to infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which the delusions and other neurological or bio-psychological disease insults are “atypical” symptoms?
Might the much noted penetrative, or binding power of the protein spikes on the envelope which surrounds the virus’ core genetic material be a consequence of or a complement to a catastrophic, or at least perilous bio-psychological permeability that has opened up in the individual consciences and/or collective unconscious of human beings, much like the hole in the earth’s ozone layer?
Might the much noted higher covid-19 death rates among males point to or reflect a distinct, possibly “new” phase in humanity’s perennial, existential battle of the sexes: a phase predicted approximately 3000 years ago by Jeremiah, a Jewish prophet?
“How long will you wander, O faithless daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing in the land— a woman will surround a man,” reads Jeremiah 31:22.
These words may be viewed as a kind of “abstract” and preamble to the more elaborate description and explanation of that “new thing”, the unwritten New Covenant (NC), in verses 31 to 34:

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt— a covenant they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD.
“But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD. I will put My law in their minds and inscribe it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people.
No longer will each man teach his neighbor [or] his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity and will remember their sins no more.”

Consistent with the distinction I make between that unwritten, conscience (heart and mind) oriented New Covenant (NC) dynamic prophesied by Jeremiah in that same chapter (verses 31 to 34) and the written New Testament (NT) that has surreptitiously displaced it, I am not proposing a one-to-one mapping of biblical (or biographical) and biological referents and meaning: I am merely pointing to, or in epidemiological terms, “tracking and tracing”, the outline of a truth, or better, an incarnation or “body of truth” that mirrors male-female procreational interdepence.
As I argue in a related Publishizer project, COVID-19 can very usefully be construed as a Couvade, phantom pregnancy mirroring procreational dynamic.
And I am proposing that this male-female interdependence mirroring, covid-19 causation narrative – this possibile explanation of that contagion’s origin and/or mode of operation – is worth considering on the basis of known bio-psychological precedents.
And chief among these precedents, from my perspective, is the viral spread of the legalistic, written-NT-foregrounding, unwritten, conscience (heart and mind) oriented NC suppressing version of Christendom in the first to fourth century Roman empire.
I am proposing that like the spread of Nazism in the 1930s, its contemporary, resuscitated forms of Afrocentric and Eurocentric nationalism (the former cloaked in the academic garb of Sir Hilary Beckles’, Dr Margaret Gill’s and others’ “critical race theory”, the latter associated with United States president Donald Trump’s racial reactionary presidency), fundamentalist feminist phenomena, violent strains of Jihadi Islam, a subtle, Jihadi mirroring, fascist “gay gospel” presumption and militancy and other divisive, social cohesion eroding strains of toxic thinking and testaments are implicated in a psycho-social contagion that has made humanity so “batty” that we are more susceptible than we might otherwise be to a virus that may have originated in the bodies of bats.
And I note the similarity of the Roman emperor Constantine’s autocratic regime to that of the Chinese and Saudi Arabian “principalities” in temporal-spatial circumstances or environments that spawned the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in China in 2002-2003, and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
And might the spawning of the H1N1 influenza in Mexico in 2009 point to a preference of these “crown” (corona) viral biological phenomena for psycho-social climates or conditions that result from the embedding or entrenchement of moral corruption and crime in official state organs?
Note that to the extent that the influenza-influencer interactive model of disease phenomenon that I am proposing here is a valid explanation of the H1N1’s appearance in Roman Catholicism saturated Mexico, the confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament in the first and second century AD and its nationalist-imperial consolidation under Constantine can also be construed as an epoch jumping and/or intergenerational ethical disease.

And I note that Jeremiah’s anouncement of the NC phenomenon is immediately preceded by a reference to what appears to have been a well known ethical maxim that explained illness or other ill-fortune as a consequence of heredity:
“In those days, it will no longer be said: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and this has set the children’s teeth on edge. Instead, each will die for his own iniquity. If anyone eats the sour grapes, his own teeth will be set on edge.”
The spiritual NC phenomenon, which transcends written material and related legalism, is therefore introduced as a kind of hereditary “circuit breaker”, stemming the spread of all destructive human contagion – at least from the time of Jeremiah, through to the emrgence of COVID-19.
Equating the NC with conscience, as I do most explicitly in The Bible: Beauty and Terror Reconciled (2010), I have traced its existence, in one form, ideation/incarnation or iteration or another, to humanity’s emergence on the African continent.
And I underscore this point as much out of a duty of care for myself, a melanin rich, phenotypically Black Barbadian, as out of my care for other Barbadians, like historian Trevor Marshall, who apparently struggle to appreciate the intricacies of my Pan Humanist brand of Pan Africanism.
Seasoned in Barbados’ 98% literacy aided and abetted gender, racial and religious politics of information inflammation, I empathise with Marshall’s and others’ capacity for Black Nazi, Feminazi and similar grand designs and delusions.
I consider myself a fellow traveller and struggler with the late Nation newspaper publisher emritus Harold Hoyte, journalists Al Gilkes, Anthony Blackman, Kaymar Jordan, Carol Martindale, Roxanne Gibbs and other scribes who have survived Hoyte.
I too struggle to manage my cognitive cholesterol: I struggle with literacy aided and abetted information addiction, related memory afflictions and ungrounded ambition induced strangleholds.
Certainly, having been an evangelical fundamentalist Pentecostal Christian, I have deep personal knowledge of the historical hallucination inducing capacity of the written NT.
And I have spent much of the last ten years, at least, trying to explain to colleagues and comrades in Britain’s National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and similar atheistic or secular writer enclaves, how literacy can lead to information inflammation irrespective of its ideological canon or carcass.
By my analysis, the historical hallucination inducing capacity of the written NT canon (the last 27 books of the Bible, from Matthew to Revelation) is comparable with the “penetrative, or binding power” of the COVID-19 protein spikes mentioned above.

“The fundamental things apply, as time goes by”
So actually, I am not proposing a COVID-19
causation narrative that differs fundamentally from that embraced by the global scientific community.
Rather, I am urging consideration of the possibility that incidence of the disease be viewed as a kind of book-bound-and-binding act of believing in which the genetic or hereditary DNA material of one’s sense of identity and world view,the foundational function of conscience, feature’s prominently.
My proposition presupposes an isomer approximating or isometric relationship between breathing and believing.
And, of course, one’s sexuality and procreative origin and potential – one’s gender identity, roughly – features prominently in one’s sense of identity.
The bio-psychological scripting or sense of who one is and what one is scripted or bound to be and do constitutes a sort of categorical imperative (Kant), arguably.
It binds or locates one’s temporal-spatial ground of being (Tillich) in the cosmological battle of the sexes.
Accordingly, the apostle Paul, the Church Father Tertullian and other early Christian writers of note might be construed as superspreaders, who consciously or unconsciously inscribed their ancestral addresses (genetic markers or spiritual signatures) “on the envelope” which surrounds SARS-CoV-2’s ancient, core graphic-genetic material.
President Trump, who I have previously likened to the beast of Revelation, his presidential rival Joe Biden, Pope Francis, the Queen of England, Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley, New Zealand’s Jacinda Adern and all other world leaders and influencers, of ancient pedigree or novel “publication” (or publicanism?), could therefore also be assessed in terms of how they deliver the “letter” that kills (2 Corinthians 3:6) – or in line with the procreative binding or undermining “battle of the sexes” framework, how they deliver the scriptural kisss of death.
And I am more indebted to the little known American song writer Herman Hepfeld than I am to the biblical traitor Judas for the “kiss” metaphor that I am using to explain this marital-procreative epidemiological construct.
On November 3, 2020, as I was preparing this article, I heard the words “The fundamental things apply” from Hepfeld’s classic song “As time goes by”, immortalized in the film Casablanca.
An excerpt of the song that contains those words is featured in the second episode of The Sanest Guy in the Room, the award winning lyricist Don Black’s “warm and wonderfully moving memoir”, read by Black on BBC Radio Four’s Book of the Week.
I immediately made the link between those words and the perennial, beauty and terror of the battle of the sexes, and of humanity with COVID-19 that I am treating here.
And thus induced to listen to other episodes of the “causation narrative” that the legendary songwriter and creative force Black shares about his own and his late wife Shirley’s (indirect) contribution to some of the twentieth century’s biggest hits, I was reacquainted with his classic Born Free, a personal favourite.
And then I was almost immediately struck by the potentially truth twisting, “terror” of that songs lyrics: a tribute to freedom that takes the mind captive, potentially.
It occurred to me that Born Free can be as much a war song, as a song of peace.
It occurred to me that this 1966 Black classic can as surely be a “battle cry” as the would be peace-maker Bob Marley’s song “War” can.
And it is arguably as simplistic as the Jamaican Reggae music icon Marley’s rape-like reduction of the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie’s speech: a kind of piracy or plagiarism.
I discuss Marley’s conscious or unconscious mangling or mauling of the essential peace-making message that distinguished Selassie’s 1963 address to the United Nations elsewhere.
He and other charismatic songwriters, who straddle the realm of letter and spirit, as Black suggests, bear a peculiar social responsibility.
I note that Barbadian “Queen of Soca”, Allison Hinds’ assertion that she is not a role model was made many years ago – and, significantly, before she became a mother.
I also recall a comment by former National Cultural Foundation (NCF) literary arts officer Katie Gash, who empathised with fellow female writer Nailah Imojah’s (formerly Charmaine Gill) delusional claim to foundational work I had done among Barbados’ literary community in the 1980s and 1990s.
Gash suggested that Imojah had acted unethically, overstating her contribution to Barbados contemporary cultural renaissance and negating my contribution, effectively, because she was not a mother.
At the time Imojah was a teacher but she had no children of her own.
The implication was that Imojah, whose delusional, consciously or unconsciously deceitful, glory grabbing behavior led to her employment as Literary Officer by Barbados’ National Cultural Foundation (NCF), somehow confused literary creativity with procreation: a case of NC-NT confusion by the NCF, essentially.
I am proposing that Nailah’s influence and that of other illusion or influenza superspreader proximating influencers could be assessed in terms of how much they consciously or unconsciously encourage the people they inspire, mentally “massage”, musically “message” (McLuhan) or otherwise infect, to develop that “catastrophic, or at least perilous bio-psychological permeability” that I am proposing is the bride (or bribe?) of COVID-19.
Note that it is Nailah who I call Lie-e-lah in my landmark 2005 article Fundamentalist Feminism.
Readers should also note that Barbados’ current PM Mottley was responsible for the NCF at the time that it adopted the maladpted, others’-credit-claiming, fruit-of-others’-wit-womb-labor misappropriating Imojah.
I am proposing that just as we are all succeptable, to varying degrees, to skin cancers and other disease insults that accompany increased entry of solar ultra violet rays into human’s habitable atmosphere, with the annual depletion of earth’s ozone envelope, we are clearly all also succeptable at an intergenerational or perenial level to what I have called “the cerebral fossilization or ‘brain death'” that has ensued from the Church Fathers’ confusion of the unwritten NC with the written NT, and similar malformations of conscience and intelligence (nous, gnosis) that predate that Judeo-Christian instance or iteration of bio-psychic carcinogenesis.
And the African Ubuntu concept, especially as articulated by Zimbabwean nationalist Stanlake Samkagne is a well-known indigenous construct of interdependent reality or relationship that predates Christianinty, Marxism and other ideologies.

And noting the disproportionate COVID-19 death rate among Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK and elsewhere, I am particularly concerned about instances of such carcinogenic confusion of biology and biography that can be traced to Africa, the perennial cradle and grave of civilization.
Might the kind of patriarchal misstep or grave mistake that Samkange suggests the Zulu king Lobengula made in his dealings with the British imperialist Cecil Rhodes be explained in terms of bio-psychological permeability?
I feel certain of this.
I also believe that the “unconventional” African animism derived cosmology that Cameroonian-American physician and pastor Dr Stella Immanuel has been superspreading is not entirely without medicinal merit as COVID-19 battling strategy.
Sadly, a NC-NT mimicking marital mirage of the evangelical Christian Immanuel’s NT based literalism and the book bound bigotry of “scientific” secularism may be presenting her and persons critical of her, like CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, from appreciating the extent to which their self-understandings and world views are interdependent with the temporal-spatial environments that surround or encompass them – like the Elsa-esque lioness in Jeremiah’s NC causation, conscience formation narrative surrounds its quarry.
The one-hole warri (Oware) of the Caribbean, the two wickets of cricket and its trinitarian stumps all attest, as does glossolalia, also known as “speaking in tongues” to a simultaneously carnal and transcendental way of knowing (gnosis): a coronal carnal knowledge norm at the heart of human existence.
The recommendation of Tai Chi Chuan therapy by the British National Health Service (NHS) suggests an openness to alternative understandings of science that could mean the difference between life and death for some people in their COVID-19 battle.
Perhaps some research by British and American secular scientists into the clearly more privileged and respected Chinese art of Tai Chi Chuan – privileged and respected relative to the low regard, modeled by Cooper, that many British and American scientists have for African knowledge systems – might produce a useful evidentiary bridge from Immanuel’s “spirit spouse” diagnostic cosmology to the NC heiros gamos that Jeremiah predicted some time between 626 and 587 BC, approximately.

Background – gender discourse diglossia
In a petition to Pope Francis that I initiated in September 2019, I write:
There is compelling evidence that during the second century AD, Marcion, Origen, Tertullian and other “Church Fathers” confused the UNWRITTEN, spiritual principle called the New Covenant by the prophet Jeremiah in the Bible (Jeremiah 31:31-34) with the New Testament, a collection or “canon” of WRITTEN materials.
These Christians, their Jewish ancestors, Islamic successors and other bookish believers therefore bear significant, catalytic historical responsibility for the cerebral fossilization or “brain death” that has ensued from that Church Fathers’ error, whether committed consciously or unconsciously.
In that petition I also mention “the Yin that can compliment or contaminate the Yang of literacy.”
(Might this be usefully construed as an isometric trait of literacy?)
And refuting the suggestions of News International’s Rupert Murdoch, the BBC’s Stuart Hall and other prominent traditional media representatives that Facebook, Twitter, Google and other internet based “social media” monopolies are to blame for the proliferation of “fake news” and all the other evils afflicting contemporary communication, I argue that these “new (generation) media” have only compounded underlying challenges.
“They have not created those challenges,” I insist.
I argue “Literacy itself is implicated in the academic anxiety, legalism, literalism and related psychosocial tensions and mental health crises in Barbados, Jamaica, India, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Italy and other places.”
And this opinion of literacy has been informed by the understanding of the interplay or complementarity of beauty and terror that I set out in my book The Bible: Beauty And Terror Reconciled (TBBTR).
And a similar rational, arguably Kantian, measurement or reconciliation of beauty and terror, faith and fear is at the heart of my booklet Woman-I-Zen, a “study of the feminine principle – or, of soft power” (Campbell, 2013).
But I have been keenly exploring the psychosocial impact or imprint of the batty “battle of the sexes” and related gender dynamics associated with the distribution of power on unwritten NC tensions or dis-ease of conscience for many years, as I recently indicated to the self-taught American academic Charles E Peck Jr.
That exploration, reflected in research I did for UNIFEM (UN Women’s predecessor) in the 1990s, was already considerably advanced and yeilding evidence of what might best be described as gender racketeering induced diglossic fossilizations when I discovered the research done by Dr Lisa Littman into what she calls “a rapid onset of gender dysphoria”.
Littman’s study furnishes evidence of a “social contagion” that can be traced to the batty, bi-polar broadcasted thinking of contemporary mainstream and social media influencers like the transwoman Caitlyn Jenner, gay parenting pop music crusaders Sir Elton John and Madonna, the current Barbados Prime Minister Mottley and other champions of legalistic, written New Testament proximating “political homosexuality” around the world.
And I am careful to distiguish here between individual cases of homosexual ideation and its mass media propagated political variants.
I published my concerns about this advertizing industry “aided and abetted”, celebrity super spreader sprayed pandemic-of-NC-NT-confusion-mirroring gender confused and clustering strain of homosexuality on September 22, 2020, in a statement responding to prime minister Mottley’s announcement of her plans to legalize same sex unions in our island home.
That statement asserts both my decades long support for the human rights of gay people and “my concern about the dangerous, intrusive ‘liberties’ being taken by some celebrity and other excessively influential homosexuals…”.
I wrote “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.”
Note the similarity between the effect of “classical conditioning” that I address in that statement and the influence of peer or social contagion and the influence of medical professionals and the media that Littman’s research documents and explores.
Under the heading “Covert classical conditioning by gay media interests”, I wrote:

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 “Little Albert” experiment featured in the film above.

The film referred to there is about behaviorist John B Watson’s controversial research that saw him subject an eleven month old infant named Albert to traumatic experiences in a replication of Ivan Pavlov’s work with dogs.
Painful to watch, some extracts of Watson’s fear conditioning experiment featured in the film are comparable, at an indirect or micro aggressive level, to the images of beheadings and other acts of brutality and inhumanity that Muslim extremists use in their psychological warfare advertizing campaigns.
And the photo of a stream of immigrants supposedly threatening to overrun the UK that was deployed by the then Nigel Farage led UKIP in Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership also comes to mind here.
As does Sir Elton’s social media and mainstream media “aided and abbetted” conspiratorial campaign against the designers Dolce and Gabana.
John, who shares two sons with his husband David Furnish, launched a “boycott Dolce and Gabana” campaign because those two gay men had the audacity to express a view that dissents from the narrative of gay parenting that he, Sandi Toxfig and others dominating homosexual rights advocacy are propagating and comfortable with.
When I mentioned “a subtle Jihadi mirroring, fascist ‘gay gospel’ militancy” in a preceding paragraph here, I had John’s and others’ freedom of speech and related human rights trampling behavior in mind.
Notably, Littman documents similar evidence of fascistic prejudice by members of transgender youth clusters (friendships, Facebook and other online groups, for example) against heterosexual people, who gay fascists label “cis privileged” and similar labels denoting evil intent or culpable ignorance.
And Littman clearly had hijackings of homosexuality and gender transitioning narratives by such influential clusters in mind when she wrote about “social contagion”.
And note how her account of the “scripted” or parroting behavior of the adolescent and young adults that she studied aligns with my likening of the binding power of the SARs-CoV-2 spikes to the bookish binding potency of the written New Testament.
My recent outreach to French president Emmanuel Macron, drawing his attention to the role of the written NT in facilitating Christendom’s shameful, tragic legacy of intolerance and violence attests not just to the relevance but the urgency of the difference between the unwritten NC being taken to heart.
On October 26 I delivered that “open letter”, which essentially compares the mind binding or bending power of the written NT and the Koran, to president Macron in an 8-tweet Twitter thread.

In tweet number three of that thread I ask: “Is Islam more in crisis than its “bookish theoric” (Shakespeare) siblings Christianity & Judaism? Indeed, the youngest of the three, Islam’s propensity for adolescent brashness and brutality can at least be understood. While sternly denounced, it can possibly be forgiven.”

Conclusion
“Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in December 2019, there has been an unparalleled global effort to characterise the virus and the clinical course of disease,” writes Muge Celik et al in a recent edition of the BMJ (BMJ 2020;371:m3862).
And they continue “Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2, follows a biphasic pattern of illness that likely results from the combination of an early viral response phase and an inflammatory second phase.”
Might there be some psychosomatic correspondence, if not a parallel, between that biphasic pattern of illness and the bipolar, gender, race and religious racketeering thinking and behavior that I exlore in a September 2017 article titled Trump’s bipolar Bajan ‘head teachers’ (Heady black and white nationalist alliances – part 1)?
Celik and his co-authors note that most clinical presentations are mild, and that the typical pattern of covid-19 “more resembles an influenza-like illness—which includes fever, cough, malaise, myalgia, headache, and taste and smell disturbance—rather than severe pneumonia (although emerging evidence about long term consequences is yet to be understood in detail).”
Their review provides “a broad update on the emerging understanding of SARS-CoV-2 pathophysiology, including virology, transmission dynamics, and the immune response to the virus.”
Mindful of the evolving nature of the virus they concede that any of the mechanisms and assumptions discussed in the article and in their understanding of covid-19 may be revised as further evidence emerges.
I am hoping that the “metaphysical” medical perspective I am offering here will be received in that spirit of openness to evolving, empirical evidence.
I am hoping that this arguably “spikey” article will be receved by the “ACE2 receptors” of the medical and wider scientific comunity in the spirit in which I wrote it: that is to say, I hope that they will align their critical thinking faculties with the good intentions – or as Christian apologist CS Lewis might say, the “good infection” – of my hypothesis.
Among other things, this should lead to an exploration of issues that epidemiologists studying SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 may not have considered relevant previously.
Issues to do with reading patterns and other literacy related information consumption by persons contracting or “covenanting” with COVID-19 is the most obvious of these issues.
The open ideological and interdisciplinary scope of my alternative COVID-19 causation narrative also invest in and invite inquiry from an array of disciplines, including history, geography, biology, physics, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology and theology.

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Is Steve Chalke’s “educational imperialism” a greater threat to Britain’s youth than COVID-19?

Chris Edwards, Regional Director, for the Oasis Trust in the Midlands talks about the ongoing challenge of “honesty and integrity”.

I wonder if the suspected drug related deaths of four students in the North East of England on or around October 2 might be a wake-up call to Steve Chalke and other prominent British “knowledge traders” who argued for the re-opening of schools and universities in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

Might those Newcastle University and Northumbria University student deaths cause the prominent religious cleric and Oasis Charitable Trust founder Chalke and other religious and secular pedagogues with whom he is allied in the United Kingdom, the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and other parts of the world to consider the possibility that their “educational empire” building may be a greater threat to the lives and wellbeing of children and young people than COVID-19?

Sadly, based on what I have heard and read about the human rights crusading cleric Chalke’s theological evolution and the arguments he has made for the opening of schools I do not get the impression that he has made that pedagogical, “circle of care” connection.

I do not get the impression that Chalke, whose Trust runs 53 schools in the UK, sees how his rhetoric rich “equality” focused pedagogical advocacy may be having unintended consequences – especially the perpetuation of the perilous pattern of psychoactive drug simulating, radical disconnection from reality that persistently plagues Christian thinking and similar “big picture” focused religious and secular ideologies.

Steve Chalke, courtesy Wikipedia

A theist, like Rev Chalke, I have been addressing this pedagogical peril in which faith becomes confused with escapist, Marxism mirroring, atheistic utopian fantasy since at least the 1980s.

Through my book The Bible: Beauty And Terror Reconciled, my Lewd Logic multi-media Caribbean “dirty dancing” analysis, my “The Word Becomes Flesh” booklet and a number of related initiatives, I have been alerting colleagues in the knowledge trading field and the general public to the intellectually intoxicating, COVID-19 delusions mimicking capacity of knowledge: the delusions of grandeur inducing capacity that religious and secular education, or if you will, miseducation, shares with mind altering substances like alcohol, marijuana, ketamine and MDMA, commonly called Ecstacy.

According to news reports, both ketamine and MDMA are implicated in the deaths of the four adolescents, whose lives, full of positive possibility, were cut short last weekend.

The tragically deceased, two males and two females, include 18 year-old Jeni Larmour who had been “a model pupil” and deputy head girl at the prestigious Royal School, Armagh – one of a number of free schools created by King James I of England and Ireland (James VI of Scotland) in 1608.

At 05:00 on October 9, I initiated a conversation with the community equality and inclusion advocate Chalke, through his Oasis’ National Press Officer Daniel Marsh, because I am very keen to know the former Baptist minister’s thoughts on this “knowledge economy” tragedy – and on the teenager Larmour’s death in particular.

Based on the stereotypical socialist rhetoric that Rev Chalke seems predisposed to, judging by his excessive, lopsided gender, race and religious rights advocacy, among other things, one gets the impression that he and other, social inclusion advocating educationalists might have difficulty understanding how such a seemingly privileged young woman like Larmour might be made to feel so disadvantaged, vulnerable and insecure that she might be persuaded to risk her future by experimenting with dubious or illegal mind altering substances.

Now, to be clear: I am not claiming that Ms Larmour suffered such insecurity or self-doubt.

Nor am I saying that she was experimenting with the drugs mentioned in reports of her death, or any other drugs.

I am simply saying that this kind of insecurity of seemingly privileged, white people is a possibility that the socialist pedagogy “super spreader” Chalke might not be disposed to considering, based on his seeming susceptibility to stereotypical assessment of the influence of “economic environment” and other social determinants of children’s life chances.

The tributes paid by the Royal School , Armargh to Larmour’s intelligence and other personality traits certainly paint a picture of a very confident young woman, secure in healthy, sense of humor enriched self-belief.

It reads, in part:

“She was a highly valued member of the Chamber Choir and was blessed with a beautiful singing voice.

“She combined that beautiful voice and a brilliant sense of comic timing when she masterfully played the role of Madame de la Grande Bouche in the school production of Walt Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”.

“In October 2019 Jeni was part of the school’s signature charity project, the ASHA team which spent ten days in the Trilok Puri slum in New Delhi.

“This trip required significant commitment and was the culmination of a year of fundraising activity by Jeni and the other team members.

“Jeni was a spirited and independently minded girl with clear views which she was happy to articulate in a respectful manner and she was possessed of a well-developed sense of justice.

“Through her work on the School Council, she was instrumental in promoting plans for the ‘greening’ of the school site through tree planting.

“We have no doubt, that given her academic ability and personality, Jeni had a bright future ahead of her and we are saddened that has been so suddenly cut short.”

Based on that description, I am more inclined to think of Larmour as a victim of a sexual predator, like the homosexual sociopath Reynhard Sinaga who reports say used date rape drugs (like ketamine) to render his male victims defenseless.

I think it unlikely that Larmour was habitually afflicted with the low mood and loss of purpose that BBC reporter Hayley Mortimer lamented feeling in an unrelated Twitter post that she pinned to her profile on October 7 (I use the word “unrelated” advisedly).

At the moment, based on the Royal School tribute, the reported police suspicion that ketamine and MDMA were factors in Larmour’s and the other adolescents’ deaths and other variables, I think it is best to limit speculation and withhold judgement until more evidence of the circumstances around these young people’s lives and deaths emerges.

And I am also reminded here of the mystery shrouded death of University of East Anglia student Jess Fairweather.

He hanged himself, according to assistant coroner for Norfolk Johanna Thompson on October 11, 2018, 21 days ahead of his 21st birthday, critically and cryptically.

And the fact that that happened two years ago today is not lost on me.

I mentioned the 20 year-old Fairweather’s death in this academic “circle of care” (or “circle of scare”?) exploring article that I published in December 2018.

In that article, as in my landmark Fundamentalist Feminism essay, first published in 2006, I address “…indirect aggression, a kind of violence that is characteristic of academic environments, especially where academia, with its written material based, legalistic and literalistic propensities, intersects with gender, race and religious racketeering politics.”

My firsthand experience and awareness of that dimension of the global knowledge economy is one of the reasons I challenged Chalke, journalist-educationalist Toby Young and others back in August.

I believe that Chalke and others at or associated with his Oasis Trust are consciously or unconsciously compounding the toxicity of “academic environments” that are the root and fruit of the knowledge economy.

I am concerned that like the “academic theologian” and Garveyite generalist politics propagating activist Robert Beckford and other gender, race and religion focused (and leveraging?) knowledge traders at or associated with Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of East Anglia, the University of the West Indies, the Queen’s Foundation
the global on-demand audio and podcasting distribution platform Audioboom, and other entities mentioned in that 2018 article, Chalke and his Oasis associates who were pushing for a re-opening of schools and universities might find themselves liable to a charge of criminal negligence.

I have found significant evidence of the Spurgeon College trained cleric’s and other Oasis personnel’s good intentions, in my ongoing study of their social activism.

I identify with and have a profound appreciation particularly for the awareness of the “ongoing” nature of the the struggle for honesty and integrity that Oasis’ regional academies director for the Midlands Chris Edwards talks about in the video linked at the top of this article particularly.

But in the absence of any evidence that Chalke is aware of how the confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament for almost 2000 years has been eroding the type of “good atmosphere” that he, Edwards, I and other knowledge traders are trying to build, I am obliged to question his competence.

And Chalke and his youthful National Press Officer Daniel Walsh’s failure, (so far) to respond to my recent request for information and a comment on the suspected Ketamine and MDMA student deaths is a particularly polluting, conversation cancelling “concoction”.

It makes me wonder if Chalke and others at or close to his Oasis Trust “empire” may be trying to shield themselves from legitimate scrutiny by generating a “Great Smog of London recalling smoke screen”.

Here, as in that 2018 article, “I am arguing for a more ‘spiritual’ academia and a new politics, based on the ancient principle of what I call ‘common sense’, the Logos, the New Covenant, freedom of conscience and ‘Lady Wisdom of Proverbs’, in line with its ancient manifestations.”

I want to help Chalke and other religious and secular academics and knowledge traders “test the spirits”, much like they test students.

As in my 2006 Fundamentalist Feminism article, and the statement I published in response to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s “same gender unions” announcement more recently, I feel obliged to challenge Rev Chalke’s “community inclusion” agenda because I believe it attacks basic principles of “community inclusion”, ironically, by prioritizing the role of churches, schools and other socializing agencies over that of the embryonic basis of all social cohesion and inclusion: the heterosexual union generated family.

And this biological imperative is the focus of a petition to the British Parliament that I recently created with the help of my knowledge trading associate Gina Bullen.

I think it would be nearing suicidal to carry on as “normal” in a situation where Chalke, the Oasis Trust, or some shadowy group or individual that is adept at Great Smog of London recalling smoke screens, may be trying to silence my and others’ concerns about the motives that might be behind their push for children to return to classrooms, consciously or unconsciously.

And I note the “shadowy”, arguably simplistic, sleepwalking socialist nature of the “public service”, license fee funded BBC’s and other media outlets coverage of the Birmingham LGBT teaching row in this regard.

Is it just me, or does anyone else see parallels between the “Great British laws” around sexual reproduction and the Matrix Trilogy storyline: the technological fall of mankind, in which the creation of artificial intelligence gives way to a race of self-aware machines that imprison mankind in a Ketamine and ADMD delusions inducing system—the Matrix—to be farmed as a power source?

And it probably would not hurt the BBC’s credibility as a “public service broadcaster” if it explored possible links between Parkfield Community school, which was at the center of the LGBT teaching row and the Monaco-based, formerly(?) sex-addicted Tory Party donor Lord (Irvine) Laidlaw, through his charitable Excelsior Academy brand.

And I would urge readers to recall what I have noted in another recent article (paragraph 29) about the meaning behind the name George Floyd, “on whose body the hopes and fears of Black and White people are now converging: “farmer grey” – a kind of syncretistic, seeding symbolism.

I believe that if UK citizens and residents “carry on as normal” in this situation we and our children might soon suffer a fate comparable to that of the reported suicide death of the UEA student Fairweather in 2018 or the student drug deaths in the North East.

And I am hoping that the education empire building pedagogue Chalke will be in touch with me soon to explore how he and I can collaborate with each other, and other parents, to prevent such tragic, COVID-19 approximating, abomination of depopulation (desolation) outcomes.

Article Background

At 4:42 PM on August 26 this year, as debate was raging in England about whether schools and universities should be re-opened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I published a four tweet Twitter thread challenging journalist Toby Young, religious cleric Steve Chalke and other prominent knowledge traders who have been claiming that a return to classrooms would be in children’s best interests.

The first tweet in my thread featured a Live Science video about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome” (MIS-C), a “serious complication associated with COVID-19”, according to the US based Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the video, 300 US children had developed MIS-C.


In the second tweet I asked Young and Chalke if they had considered the MIS-C in their assessment of the risks that they were urging parents and children to take.

I had been “tracking and tracing” their and other “knowledge traders” claims on this issue for some time and had challenged both men’s views in previous Twitter posts.





References

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-54413820

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/tragic-death-jeni-larmour-being-19052920

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/06/reynhard-sinaga-peter-pan-phd-student-who-raped-scores-of-men

http://www.queens.ac.uk/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine_Laidlaw,_Baron_Laidlaw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54486269

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 “Little Albert” 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 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 Flack 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.