Is the child on the far right a young Julian Assange?
So just who the hell is Julian Assange? His ghostly and gaunt visage strikes a slightly gothic pose, world weary wiki-leaker, man on the run from everything but his conscience. That is the alternate image. The other reflection is that he is the devil incarnate, putting soldiers lives at risk, taking a wrecking ball to democracy, finishing off America with a flurry of demoralizing cables to the solar plexus. Oh, but wait! There might be some really good UFO stuff!
However, that juicy little tidbit, hanging ever so temptingly on the side of the table, waiting to drop into the mouths of starved believers, must apparently wait. Truth’s man on the run is now cooling his heels in London, surrendering to Scotland Yard, determined to clear his name. He is two steps away from the cross, a scapegoat for the half truths served up by gate keepers that are getting ready to slam the door shut on the internet and whistle-blowers in general.
Julian Assange is precariously poised and ready to be the hanged man for the truth movement, with dire consequences as a result of not his actual leakage, but apparently some other unsavory behavior, you know like rape. Major momentum killer.
So now he will have to defend himself against charges, which may or may not be true, meanwhile Wikileaks has become synonymous with security issues and quite possibly, treason, but since Assange is a man without a home, it’s really hard to trace where the treasonous roots emerge from. His soil is the soil of the planet and of course he becomes the perfect fall guy, since he is everywhere and nowhere.
Assange is the manifold personality of the Net itself. He’s not so much a person, but an avatar, and I mean this in the game playing sense, not in the Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed. Krishna sense, though there are some that will be ready to unofficially canonize him should the other shoe fall. Yes, in a world dying to be saved, he is unfortunately, the most recent semblance of a savior. The world needs truth now, more than ever, but if your sweaty Texan, radio-heckler version, or your middle-aged, English reptile-hunter version just isn’t cutting it, then the rock star hacker with a heavy dose of aftermath might just do the trick. But let us return to the very first sentence–just who the hell is he?
In the somewhat immortal words of Jimmy Castor, leader of the Castor Bunch, let us go way back, way back into time.
It’s the late seventies and the psychedelic dreams of the love generation have slightly faded. Jerry Rubin has his eyes firmly affixed to Wall Street and Ken Kesey is thinking that people are out to kill him. But not in Australia, where young Julian was hatched into this world on 7/3/71.
Young Julian was the progeny of a two “New Age” parents. One of them, some sort of New Age musician. I would use the wolf/sheep analogy here, but I respect wolves too much. Let’s just say that predatory energies of another kind were some sort of influence in young Julian’s life. Beyond predatory actually. Shall we say, malicious and evil? Okay. I just said it. Let me introduce you to Anne Hamilton-Byrne. Based on what I can piece together, she was like a cross between Joseph Mengele and Alice Bailey. What I am about to share with you is from the other “Wiki” as in pedia. This is what they have to say about Anne Hamilton-Byrne, who was at the center of New Age group called, “The Great White Brotherhood” aka “The Santiniketan Park Association” aka “The Family.”:
“The Santiniketan Park Association, also known as The Family and The Great White Brotherhood, is a controversial New Age group formed in Australia under the leadership of the Yoga teacher Anne Hamilton-Byrne.” There’s more.
Around 1964, Dr. Raynor Johnson was hosting regular meetings of a religious and philosophical discussion group led by Hamilton-Byrne at Santiniketan, his home at Ferny Creek in the Dandenong Ranges on the eastern outskirts of Melbourne. Also connected was a series of weekly talks he gave at the Council of Adult Education in Melbourne, entitled “The Macrocosm and the Microcosm”. The group purchased an adjoining property which they named Santiniketan Park in 1968 and constructed a meeting hall, Santiniketan Lodge. The association consisted of middle class, professional people; it has been estimated that a quarter were nurses and other medical personnel, and that many were recruited by Johnson who referred them to Hamilton-Byrne’s hatha yoga classes. Members mainly lived in nearby suburbs and townships in the Dandenongs, meeting each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening at Santiniketan Lodge, Crowther (Crowther?) House in Olinda or another property in the area known as the White Lodge. And yet, more.
During the late 1960s and 1970s, Newhaven Hospital in Kew was a private psychiatric hospital owned and managed by Marion Villimek, a Santiniketan member; many of its staff and attending psychiatrists were also members.
Many patients at Newhaven were treated with the hallucinogenic drug LSD. The hospital was used to recruit potential new members from among the patients, and also to administer LSD to members under the directions of the Santiniketan psychiatrists Dr John Mackay and Dr Howard Whitaker.v One of the original members of the Association was given LSD, electro convulsive therapy and two leucotomies during the late 1960s. Although the psychiatric hospital had been closed down by 1992, in that year a new inquest was ordered into the death of a Newhaven patient in 1975 after new claims that his death had been due to deep sleep therapy. The inquest heard evidence concerning the use of electro convulsive therapy, LSD, and other practices at Newhaven but found no evidence that deep sleep had been used on this patient. The Newhaven building was later reopened as a nursing home with no connections to its previous owner or uses.”
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