Angus Jones, the half man from “Two and a Half Men” made waves recently when he made a video with controversial preacher Christopher Hudson denouncing the show he works on. Jones urged viewers to not watch the show, calling it “filth.” Said Charlie Sheen of Jones’ actions, “With Angus’ Hale-Bopp-like meltdown it is radically clear that the show is cursed.” Sheen was fired from the show in 2011 after he infamously made anti semetic rants toward studio exec Chuck Lorre while most likely on a bath salt binge.
Angus’ blowup isn’t the only controversy surrounding the video. In it, he is accompanied by controversial pastor Christopher Hudson. Hudson’s YouTube channel, Forerunner Chronicles, has a long backlog of videos of Hudson’s sermons, on topics including Jay-Z’s illuminati membership, comparing President Obama to Hitler, and most lately stating that the gas crisis in New York City will lead to cannibalism, including the famous line, “Your baby might start looking like chicken wing.”
Here's a clip from the infamous video:
19 year old Jones found religion while attending a Seventh-Day Adventist church with his father and brother. When he last renewed his contract he became the highest paid child actor in history, earning $300,000 an episode. The studio has some time to figure out what to do about the Jones situation. He didn’t appear in the last few episodes of the past season, as his character went off to join the army, and isn’t due back to begin shooting on the next season until later this year.
Jones and Hudson hadn’t met before the day the now infamous video was shot in Jones’ trailer on the Warner Brothers lot. The video was supposed to be of Jones giving his Testimony, declaring the good things God has done for him. The focus, instead, went straight to the denouncement of the televisions show. In the video he told Jones, “Your videos have been a blessing to me,” before going on to say that he couldn’t work on a show like Two and a Half Men and be a true god-fearing person. Jones’ parents recently split up and in the video he talks about his feelings of ‘inauthenticity’ and feeling empty inside. His mother has been quoted as saying she fears her son is being exploited by the church.
According to insiders when the video was released co-star Ashton Kutcher stormed into the studio executives’ offices and demanded Jones be fired. Jones soon released another statement apologizing for his comments. “I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed. I never intended that.” He did not clear up whether he still feels like the show that’s made him the highest paid child actor ever is filth or not. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church released a statement saying that Hudson and ‘Forerunner Chronicles ministry is in no way associated with their church. Hudson’s work has been associated with The Voice of Prophecy Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Los Angeles where Angus Jones worships. His “Forerunner” tag comes from John the Baptist who was the forerunner to Jesus Christ. Hudson has no formal ministry, his work consists of the videos he puts online.
Christopher Hudson of Forerunner Chronicles
Among Hudson’s Forerunner videos are sermons on Jay-Z’s illuminati membership as we mentioned, saying his “Blueprint” albums are evidence of his climbing of the Masonic ranks and reveal a Satanic plot. He also compares Obama’s healthcare plan to Hitler’s policies. One video announces Beyonce, like her evil husband, is using her music to move people away from God and toward accepting homosexual practices. He has a whole series of sermons online dealing with the NOW (New World Order conspiracy). He accuses Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor of devil worship, speaks on a conspiracy involving Japan and HAARP, and insists that Rick Ross’s music production is all about spreading Satanism. He says Oprah is a disciple of Satan and that Hurricane Sandy was a harbringer of a food shortage that will lead to cannibalism and famously “Your baby might start looking like a chicken wing.”
Hudson has a criminal history he hasn’t commented on in regard to his online ministry. In 2005 he was stopped by police in New York and cited for driving an uninspected car with a suspended license and registration. Months later he was charged with driving without a licecnse again when he was involved in an accident. This past April Hudson was arrested in Columbus, GA for driving on a suspended license and failure to obey a traffic device. He managed to post bail and was given probation for the offenses, but New York caught wind of it and he found himself back in the Nassau County Correctional Facility on Long Island due to his outstanding cases there. His lawyers were able to reach an agreement and after his fines were paid Hudson was released. I get the feeling that Hudson is less religious guru and more paranoid conspiracist, but we’ll let you decide for yourself. His YouTube channel, Forerunner777 contains hours of videos expressing his views. A self-proclaimed charismatic prophet working for the lord…makes you wonder how things would have turned out if Charlie Manson had internet access back in the day….
Those are the headlines not from the USA Today, or CNBC, but conspiracists will definitely consider it, if not adhere to it. I’ve mentioned before how lately with the Medicine Show one blog has mysteriously led to another, and this is another of those cases. The evening after I posted on the top conspiracy theories of 2012, which included David Petraeus’ extramarital affair as a maneuver to get out of giving congressional testimony, I walked through the door from work to see Hillary Clinton on the news. According to the story just days before she was to give her testimony as acting Secretary of State when the attacks on the Benghazi consulate occurred, she fell critically ill with a blood clot in her brain.
If you’ve read any of the other medicine show articles, you’ll see that we try to be as bipartisan as we can and offer a fair, skewed from both sides, point of view. We trust no one. While not quite convincing myself, my first thought was of how conspiracists could be convinced that this latest development was a part of the Benghazi cover-up. They would see it as a backup plan. The Big Government machine had tried distraction tactics with an affair involving the head of the CIA, but Petraeus had been made to give his testimony despite his resignation. Now here we have a woman, who’s popularity rating while serving as First Lady was once of the highest in recent history, and people tend to be more sympathetic toward women. And Clinton wasn’t out sleeping around as her husband Bill or Director Petraeus had done. She had a serious medical issue. Would that garner enough sympathy to excuse her? To conspiracists, this could spell cover-up more plainly than what had been one of the biggest conspiracies of the year with Petraeus. It is evolving.
If master strategist Petraeus could plan announcing an affair a year in advance, the Clinton conspiracy’s groundwork could’ve been laid when she took a fall and her staff attributed it to dehydration due to the flu. She suffered a concussion from her fall and testing revealed a blood clot in her brain…at least that’s what the government is telling us, and the government wouldn’t lie would they?
Is it possible that Clinton’s health scare was a tactic to at least stall the congressional hearing into the “sloppy work” with the Benghazi attacks? As you’ll recall from a previous blog and news coverage for the last three months, four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed in an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11 and Secretary of State Clinton caught her share of the heat over the controversy.
Whether the outrage of an anti-Muslim video that got its 15 minutes was the catalyst for the attacks or if they stemmed from an all together different matter, the Obama administration was quick to become the target for the tragedy. Opponents said better handling of intelligence could have prevented the loss of four American lives.
Former Presidential candidate and senior United States senator from Massachusetts John Kerry is poised to take Clinton’s seat as Secretary of State. From the view at Lost Creek, we don’t necessarily think Hillary’s health scare was part of an Obama administration cover up of, what, an alien base or the President’s illegitimate child? But as the forensic tech that died after blogger Andrew Breitbart was pulled into that conspiracy, we’re sure it won’t be long until Hillary’s aneurysm will be drawn into the Benghazi conspiracy.
For the record Hillary’s actual diagnosis is cerebral venous thrombosis, a rare and serious condition but one from which Clinton is expected to recover from. Had she not been the Secretary of State instead of your average Joe worrying about healthcare struggles, the rigorous tests preformed on Clinton wouldn’t have been done and her condition would likely have progressed to cause a stroke or actual hemorrhage.
"They have no idea about my Illuminati confirmation at Bohemian Grove!"
Besides all the apocalyptic hype over the Mayan doomsday prophecy this past year has seen it's share of additions to paranormal-related history. The conspiracy world has had no shortage of fodder to fuel their paranoid fires this year. Some of their claims have us looking over our shoulders. Others make us happy knowing that conspiracy for entertainment purposes is continuing to grow and evolve. Here’s a few of this year’s best conspiracies from a Lost Creek point of view.
Whitney Houston Illuminati Sacrifice for Blue Ivy Carter
The first conspiracy is by far my favorite. It shows how the pop culture machine, mass media, and paranoids the world over all combine to produce us some quality entertainment. As I mentioned in the Smurl article, whether ghost stories or conspiracy theories are true or not they reflect the views and concerns of society at large and provide some seriously interesting entertainment. The perfect storm of conspiracy came when Whitney Houston died, shortly after the birth of Blue Ivy Carter to parents Beyonce and Jay-Z.
On Jan. 7 we welcomed Blue Ivy Carter into the world to parents Beyonce and Jay-Z. Conspiracy forums and videos abounded with claims of both of Blue Ivy's parents' allegiance to the Illuminati- a secret order that controls the world. Many of them are reaching way too far, like when Beyonce’s latest video is freeze-framed and dissected to point out possible Illuminati symbolism. With so many of the devoted working to prove the music duo were part of the secret order it was no wonder that within hours of the baby’s birth the internet was abuzz with theories on Blue Ivy.
Beyonce with Blue Ivy
The theories were popularized on Twitter with users making "Illuminati’s Very Youngest" one of its trending topics. The leading retweet stated that Blue Ivy was an anagram for Eulb Yvi, the supposed name of one of the daughters of Satan. The name was also said to be an anagram for “Born Living Under Evil” and “Illuminati’s Very Youngest.” Conspiracy forums filled with theories using numerology. 4 was said to be a powerful number representing the Illuminati. Ivy was likened to the Roman numeral IV, or 4. Pointed out was that 4 seemed to be a very significant number for Blue Ivy’s parents. Beyonce’s 2011 album was titled “4,” her birthday was on the 4th of the month, Jay-Z’s birthday is the 4th of the month, and their anniversary is on the 4th of the month.
Jay-Z throwing up an Illuminati sign?
Skeptics tried to reason that if they existed the Illuminati were an uber-secretive group whose members were the elitist of the elite. They wouldn’t think of inducting a newborn into their ranks. However, if her parents are in fact Illuminatus as has been speculated, couldn’t it be possible that Blue Ivy was planned and her position within the order was secured by birthright? The conspiracists were quick enough to claim once that Barak Obama had been the result of an Illuminati-planed birth.
Whitney Houston died on February 11. Early rumors spread that she had been killed by drug dealers to whom she owed a large amount of money. The facts were that she was found in the bathtub of the Beverly Hilton hotel room she was staying. The cause of death was ruled accidental drowning with heart disease and chronic cocaine abuse as contributing factors. A large amount, even for Whitney, of cocaine was found in her toxicology report, along with marijuana and several prescription drugs.
Conspiracy theories went a step further by including Whitney Houston’s death as a sacrifice in a fertility ritual by the Illuminati so they could bring forth Blue Ivy who would either take over the world or have a notable music career. "For a queen to grow, another queen has to fall,” touted the headlines of these articles.
In detailed conspiracies it was noted that location is very important to the rituals of secret orders. Hollywood lies at 35 degrees north. When such a sacrifice is made, it has to be within 3 degrees north or south of a 33rd degree coordinate, which relates to the 33 degree’s of Freemasonry. Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson and JFK are all said to have been targets who were sacrificed within 3 degrees of a 33rd degree north point.
David Petraeus Planned Affair to Cover Up Benghazi Attacks
Gen. David Petraeus
The conspiracy theory that uncovering of the head of the CIA’s extramarital affair was of his own orchestration to avoid giving congressional testimony on the attacks at Benghazi made it all the way to the pages of the New Yorker and on respected news channels such as CNN.
Petraeus was said to be a master strategist, several chess moves ahead of events. On Sept. 11 an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, resulted in the deaths of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The Obama administration was blamed, and in turn said that sloppy work had caused the tragedy. Days before he was scheduled to give testimony at a congressional hearing on the Benghazi attacks Petraeus went public with an affair he had had with his biographer and the president accepted his resignation. The affair had been with Paula Broadwell, a West Point graduate who accompanied Petraeus to the Middle East while writing the book.
Petraeus with Broadwell
The affair came to light when the FBI performed an audit searching for a leak in an unrelated matter. Emails between Petraeus and Broadwell were found. It was also discovered that Broadwell had access to Petraeus' email account, which undoubtedly contained top secret information.
If going to the media with the affair to get out of testifying was his intention, it worked. Conspiracy theorists already after the Obama administration over the Benghazi attack claim that Petraeus’ testimony would have answered many questions and he had been a patsy, taking the fall for the cover up. White House officials have been busy with other conspiracies this year as well, such as fudging employment numbers just before the election to make the economy appear more favorable and secure a reelection. Wonder if they’ve put on their administrative parachutes to jump off the fiscal cliff yet?
Andrew Breitbart was Murdered by Obama
Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart died unexpectedly on March 1 in L.A. He collapsed while walking near his home late that night and was pronounced dead at the hospital. His lawyer immediately released a statement citing the cause of death as being a cardiac event. Conspiracists jumped on this, as no autopsy had yet been performed.
Breitbart was widely read and gained notoriety for his coverage of the Anthony Weiner scandal in 2011. He had created several websites and had a large conservative following. Weeks before his death Breitbart appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. and announced he had damning video evidence of Pres. Barak Obama. "We are going to vet Obama from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008." He planned to release the video in early March.
From what was released after his death it seems that the damning evidence Breitbart referred to was from Harvard and showed a young Barry Obama hugging controversial Professor Derrick Bell at a Harvard protest. Bell was the first tenured African-American Professor of at Harvard Law School and is largely credited as one of the originators of critical race theory. CRT is a whole other subject, but to see why it’s so controversial, jump here.
Obama hugging Derrick Bell. Was Breitbart killed for having this?
That’s what they tell us he was talking about anyway….
Another twist in this story came when LA County forensic technician Michael Cormier died on April 20. He had been complaining of stomach pains and throwing up. He was taken to the hospital and died. It was suspected that Cormier had been poisoned with arsenic. Officials were quick to say that they weren’t sure if it had been intentional or if he could have accidentally ingested the poison. The same day the coroner’s office released Breitbart’s autopsy findings, ruling heart failure from natural causes as being responsible for his death. It was later stated that Cormier had never worked on the Breitbart case.
Google has got me leaning toward the side of conspiracists who say the corporation is out to take over the world. It may very well be the secret cover for the Illuminati. They offer a program to users called AdSense. They place ads on your blogs and such. For every ten clicks you get half a penny, or something like that. They don't send you a payment until you reach $100, which takes a lot of half pennies.
Take the case of this blogger. It took them a while to catch on, figure out how to promote their stuff. They notice their earnings are finally starting to get somewhere. They're motivated to continue their hard work.
Imagine that blogger's surprise when they wake up one morning to find a notice from Google that their account has been suspended because of "suspicious ad clicks," You can't click from your own IP address. They agreed to that, checked the little box.
The case is under review but as a reaction we've decided to pull up stakes and move the Medicine Show to a new home. All the old blogs will be archived here, and new ones are on the way. Perhaps Google is Big Brother-type corporation that has every search you've ever queried filed away. And all they're waiting on is the anti-chrst to come forth and take the CEO reins. If I end up dead, Google did it for $63 they stole from me.
When Thomas Edison invented the phonograph he noted that when played backwards, music sounded novel but all together different. Fast forward a hundred years later and experimental musicians began to purposely include backward recordings, or backmasking, on their albums. Artists like the Beatles inserted these clips and teenagers everywhere began searching their record collections for hidden messages. Today every new pop song that comes out is scrutinized in reverse in search of possible satanic references, allegiance to the Illuminati, or any random string of possible words.
Technically backmasking is the process of reversing an audio track and placing it in another track meant to be played forward. When played normally the message will sound like gibberish, but when reversed is clear. Some of the classic examples that follow were intentionally done this way, while other artists contend that if there is any meaning to be found when playing their music backwards it is purely coincidental.
The Beatles were among the first artists to incorporate backmasking into their music. Following rumors that member Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash and replaced with a lookalike fans scoured their White Album for clues to confirm this. The legend grew as they seemed to find what they were looking for. During the song "I'm So Tired" John Lennon can be heard speaking but not plainly. When played backwards, it sounds like he says "Paul is dead man. Miss him, miss him, miss him." You decide:
YouTube is full of videos purporting to be evidence of unmasked backmasking. While a lot of the 'backwards translations' sound more like gibberish to me (the example that comes to mind being Brittney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time" being "sleep with me I'm not too young" in reverse), we can find among them the classics. Listening to the backmasked tracks is a lot like listening for EVP evidence while ghost hunting. What you hear isn't usual talking or singing. The pronunciations and inflections are skewed, but with a little push (such as including the backward interpretation on screen) listeners may hear alternate messages.
The connection between backmasking and Satanism can be traced back to the grand magician himself, Aleister Crowley, who stated in a 1913 book that those wishing to practice the dark arts would do well to learn to speak backwards. Sixty years later Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page moved into what used to be Crowley's mansion. Is it a coincidence, then, that the most often cited backmasked message, which also fits into the category of seeming to promote satanic worship, appears in Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven?"
The band denied claims that they put the hidden message in their lyrics. It would take a lot of work to come up with words that would sound cohesive both backward and forward. This is a psychedelic rock band we're talking about, though. But if too much free time and hallucinogenic drugs aren't the answer, did they perhaps make a pact as legendary guitarist Robert Johnson was said to have done and made a pact with the devil, selling their souls for music mastery? Is the reverse message a side effect of such a Faustian deal?
Another often cited song when talking about backmasking is Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust." When played in reverse, some say "It's fun to smoke marijuana" can be heard. The band denies an intentional message. This is often cited as an example of phonetic reversal, where a word sounds similar to another word when reversed and similar connections are made by the brain, as with matrixing when looking at photos of "ghosts." Judge for yourself:
In 1990 Judas Priest was taken to court by the angry parents of a teenager who had committed suicide after repeatedly listening to their song “Better by You, Better than Me." The parents filed a civil action, alleging the song encouraged listeners to commit suicide and urging them to "Do it" when played in reverse. The case was dismissed after being deemed unfounded.
The Eagles were also targets of the Christian movement to expose satanic music. When "Hotel California" is played backwards, they claim to hear an allegiance to the devil. Listen to it below and decide:
Did you hear anything like "Satan hears me, he had me believe in him?" A quick YouTube search for backmasking will turn up these classics, as well as what seems to be every song released by Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj, all who seem to have either sold their soul to the devil and are announcing it to the world or have secretly embedded clues that they are part of the New World Order and the Illuminati. A list of admitted intentional backmasking, sometimes for comedic purposes, can be found here. All the others out there are unintentional, or not being admitted to because of the artists' secret allegiance with the dark powers that be. Here's one more, just for fun. This YouTube user has taken Nirvana's grunge-ground breaking "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and found an entire song in reverse. I found it uncanny that the listener managed to translate the whole song, with the better part of it sounding like rock song lyrics.
The moon landing was faked, 9/11 was an inside job, and George W. Bush assassinated JFK. You won't read these facts in standard textbooks, but conspiracy theorists the world over continually unearth evidence that have just enough factual basis to make you wonder. Conspiracies range from suspicious to irrational, usually involving some secret group working together to commit a wrongful act. Everybody knows that Dale Gribble guy who's obsessed in their abstract belief of what others hold to be historical accounts. They often point to obscure or vague documents or people that are nearly impossible to track down as the basis of their arguments. However, a true conspiracy is uncovered before the public frequently enough to keep the Dale Gribble's of the world hungry for the next piece of information that will blow the top off of accepted events.
X-Files fans will recall Agent Mulder's "I Want To Believe" UFO poster that hung on his office wall. That sums up the conspiracists' worldview quite well. There are those people who seem to be genetically inclined to grasp onto these far-fetched notions. They are a paradoxical breed; skeptical believers. They cannot accept accounts of events as they are presented once they catch wind of a conspiracy. They question every frame of the Zapruder film of Kennedy's assassination, while seeming to reject Lee Harvey Oswald as the Occam's razor candidate.
The average history student could tell you that the Office for Strategic Services, which became the CIA, was founded in 1947 with J. Edgar Hoover as it's director, but it would take an Alex Jones or Jesse Ventura type to tell you that the agency conducted Project Paperclip following WWII, bringing Nazi scientists and intelligence officers to the United States to work for them. They could also tell you that they gave LSD and other experimental drugs to US soldiers to study their effects for mind control purposes as released with the MK-ULTRA information. A true conspiracist would go on to tell you that the CIA orchestrated the Kennedy assassination, pointing out memos known to have been in circulation around the office. They wouldn't stop there. You would also have to hear how they spread crack throughout black neighborhoods in order to incite them to kill one another and created the AIDS virus to wipe out gay men and African-Americans. I could tell you Hoover fancied wearing women's underwear, but what part that played in the great conspiracy I'm not sure I want to know.
Where do these guys come up with these very different accounts of history? It would appear that some, such as the limo driver shot JFK, were just made up. The sun glints off the mirror of the limo in the Zapruder film for a split second, in which someone decided that the driver turned, fired a gun hitting Kennedy and Texas governor John Connally several times, completely unnoticed, posted a video to Youtube, and accumulated followers who wanted to believe. Perhaps humans, the free will loving beings that we are, innately fear George Orwell's Big Brother government controlling our every move, knowing all our secrets. We are weary of the "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" warnings, ever searching for an impish old man pulling the strings unknown to us.
The Watergate scandal is accepted as historical fact now, but during Nixon's early presidency who would've thought the man in charge of running the country would be involved in breaking into the rival political party's headquarters to tarnish them? We can read historical accounts everywhere of James Earl Ray's assassination of Martin Luther King, but you have to dig a little to find that the FBI had unofficially labelled him as an enemy of the state, and have records of a letter they sent to him anonymously, informing him they had knowledge of an affair he was having, and implying he should kill himself if he didn't want to be outed and disgraced.
I have to agree with conspiracists' belief that we have a right to information. So many times our government has kept knowledge secret, sometimes for national security, sometimes maybe not. The Manhattan Project kept hushed about it's atomic bomb research, not acknowledging it's existance or it's 130,000 employees for over 25 years. It's not always a shadowy government conspiring against the public. Corporations are favorites among conspiracists. While the owners of Johnson & Johnson may not be promoting Satanism and KFC doesn't add an ingredient to make African-American men sterile to the Colonel's recipie, there are proven corporate conspiracies. Take for instance the case of Karen Silkwood, a union worker assigned to investigate health conditions at the Kerr-Mcgee nuclear plant in Oklahoma. When tested for contamination, it appeared that someone was trying to poison her with plutonium. When sent to Los Angeles for further testing, Silkwood was found dead in her car, the accident officially said to be caused by her falling asleep at the wheel.
Do we Americans in fact have complete free will, or are we just puppets of a Masonic-ran government from it's conception? Are Tupac, Elvis, and the real Paul McCartney sipping mojitos on a Middle Eastern beach resort with Michael Jackson? When you dig deep enough history certainly gives us reason to question what the mainstream media machine feeds us. Trust no one. If there is a shadow government firmly in place orchestrating the looming apocalypse, surely there's a yankee doodle Luke Skywalker hero among us who will uncover their plot and overthrow them. Or maybe he already has...