Tuesday, January 31, 2017

#1784: Laura Knight Jadczyk

Laura Knight Jadczyk is a “scientific mystic and PaleoChristian Shaman.” (Please let that sink in.) Primarily, she’s a blogger most famous for promoting Comet Elenin, Planet X and Nibiru nonsense (though apparently the 2012 apocalypse was a false flag operation to fool thinking people like herself) – but she is also deeply into free energy conspiracies, trutherism (she has even written a book, 9/11 The Ultimate Truth with Joe Quinn), JFK conspiracies, various conspiracies centered around Mossad, the Denver Airport conspiracy theory (check it out if you don’t know it), New World Order conspiracies, Earth changes, aliens and HAARP. If you've taken the first step, why not go the whole way?

Her Cassiopaea website is worth a visit. Not everything there is entirely clear to us, but apparently Cassiopaeans are aliens, possibly from the future, who communicate with humans via channeling. Jadczyk has channeled them herself. They told her that the Men in Black are “lizard projections”. So there is that. They may also be trying to kill us. Who knows. Much of the website is devoted to The Grail Quest And The Destiny Of Man, which has something to do with finding the Holy Grail through a mix of alchemy, hallucinations and dreams, Christianity and (we suspect) vibrations. There is also a lot about The Wave, which has something to do with souls and earth changes.

As for the real world, it (every nation) is – according to the “Sign of the Times” website, which she helps moderate, and which is “The world for the people who think” – controlled by psychopaths by means of dominant personalities. She has this information from a book she wrote with a Soviet professor. The professor, however, fled with the book in his memory when he discovered the truth. She is also miffed about how corporate science hide the Truth by the wicked trick of peer review.

As for psychopaths, they are failed organic portals. What? Oh, yes. Organic portals are “people whose abilities of imitation are so developed, so much an integral part of who they are, that they can only be discovered after years of observation. The psychopath is the failed organic portal.” Apparently there are 3 billion organic portals, and they are soulless. The rest of humanity, on the other hand, are distinguished into “pre-adamic” and “adamic” humans, who have different souls and we have no idea but it probably doesn’t matter.

She has also written the book The Secret History of the World and How to Get Out Alive, which … well, lets just quote the blurb: “If you heard the Truth, would you believe it? Ancient civilizations. Hyperdimensional realities. DNA changes. Bible conspiracies. What are the realities? What is disinformation? The Secret History of The World and How To Get Out Alive is the definitive book of the real answers where Truth is more fantastic than fiction. Laura Knight-Jadczyk, wife of internationally known theoretical physicist, Arkadiusz Jadczyk, an expert in hyperdimensional physics, draws on science and mysticism to pierce the veil of reality. Due to the many threats on her life from agents and agencies known and unknown, Laura left the United States to live in France, where she is working closely with Patrick Rivière, student of Eugene Canseliet, the only disciple of the legendary alchemist Fulcanelli. To this day, Laura continues to undergo ad-hominem attacks on her web pages, her blog and even as faux book ‘reviews’ on book seller websites, by those threatened by the information she reveals in this definitive work. Yet, with sparkling humour and wisdom, she picks up where Fulcanelli left off, sharing over thirty years of research to reveal, for the first time, The Great Work and the esoteric Science of the Ancients in terms accessible to scholar and layperson alike.” The book was published with something called the Red Pill Press.

Apparently Jadczyk is vice president of the Quantum Future Group (QFG). In 2008 the QFG was apparently sued by Eric Pepin, guru-i-chief of the Higher Balance Institute, which offers courses in “multi-dimensional meditation.” Apparently Sign of the Times accused his institute of being a cointelpro group promoting meditation as an act of “falling into confluence with a psychopathic reality” that “leads people more deeply into sleep.” We do not know how Pepin went about demonstrating that the claim is false, insofar as falsehood requires minimal meaningfulness.

Jadczyk’s husband Arkadiusz is apparently a legit PhD in theoretical physics, but also pushes New Age speculations and quantum woo.

Diagnosis: Gibberish. Gibberish everywhere. Gibberish and trans-dimensional martian Leprechauns. Fortunately Jadczyk’s influence is limited, and the fact that most of her sentences are meaningless nonsense probably doesn’t help in the long run.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

#1783: Larry Jacobs

Yeah, yeah. Another anti-gay lunatic. The World Congress of Families (WCF) is another wingnut anti-gay hate group – as is virtually guaranteed by the presence of the word “Family” in their name – and Larry Jacobs is their executive director. Though the WCF is US-based, it has an international focus (there’s a good profile here), and works tirelessly to prevent countries from decriminalizing homosexuality (something that really wouldn’t go over particularly well in the US anymore) and to support the implementation of anti-gay legislation. Jacobs has accordingly cheered on Russian laws banning gay pride demonstrations and supposed “homosexual propaganda,” calling the ban a “great idea” and praising the initiative as a means for “preventing [gays] from corrupting children” (Jacobs calls the ban Russia’s “child protection law”). He even called the Russians the “Christian saviors to the world.” Jacobs’s group even planned to arrange their eighth international conference at the Kremlin’s Palace of Congresses in Moscow in 2014, although it was apparently cancelled. According to Jacobs Russia has “got a problem with marriage rates and fertility, and it doesn’t help if you’re encouraging non-reproductive behavior.” Just think about it for a second (Jacobs obviously didn’t). In 2013 Jacobs was also involved in pushing for similar measures in the Ukraine.

Meanwhile, “radical leftists, radical environmentalists, radical feminists and radical LGBT groups” are tirelessly working “to break the family apart”, since the family “is a threat to the state”, promotes freedom, is a threat to authoritarianism and “radically opposes their leftist agenda”. No, it’s not the argument of a reasonable person; Jacobs left that boat a long time ago. It’s worth remembering that WCF is the only group in this debate that actively opposes families and actively seeks to ban families that don’t conform to their ideal.

In 2015 Jacobs repeated his claim that Russia is the “hope for the world”. He also complained about how cultural Marxism has become a threat to freedom and freedom of speech in the West and lauded efforts to ban positive descriptions of homosexuality. We in the West have also “lost the freedom of education and culture;” no, it’s not clear what that means, but “[l]et me explain,” said Jacobs and proceeded to produce a word salad. At least he emphasize that “there is also a spiritual element to this.” Good to know.

In 2014 the WCF launched a petition accusing the Human Rights Campaign of being hateful since the HRC was quoting the WCF’s own hateful bigotry toward gay people and describing their efforts abroad to institute oppressive measures that they recognize wouldn’t fly in the US.

Diagnosis: Extremist with theocrat leanings who apparently hates America and the Constitution. His influence is hard to gauge since he seems most concerned with supporting hate, tyranny and violence abroad.

Friday, January 27, 2017

#1782: Raynard Jackson

Raynard Jackson is a wingnut political consultant with some influence, having been involved in every Republican presidential campaign from H to W, in addition to plenty of Congress and Senate races. He’s done multiple TV appearances, enjoys – apparently –some popularity as a talkshow host, and has penned a number of columns for the Texas Taliban newsletter Charisma often concerning … yeah, it’s gay marriage again.

Jackson doesn’t like gay people. He has argued that the Boy Scouts have “sold their souls to the devil” for having “decided to make 97 percent of its troop members uncomfortable in order to satisfy the perverted needs of 3 percent.” They ended up there after “radical homosexuals” targeted them as part of their scheme to turn kids into “pawns in an adult game perpetrated by immoral homosexual activists,” and insisted that “there will be hell to pay as a result of that bonehead decision.” Nebulous threats are a common argument strategy for people like Jackson when they encounter developments, policies or claims they don’t like.

Later he called on social services to take MSNBC host Krystal Ball’s daughter away from her for “indoctrinat[ing] her daughter about homosexual marriage.” Apparently, telling kids that homosexual marriage is OK makes you “without question an unfit parent;” even though it “may not be child abuse legally, but morally it is definitely abuse, and I am amazed that even liberals of goodwill have not criticized [Ball] for such abuse.” Then he kicked it up a notch, and claimed that progressives want to “take another person’s child and brainwash them into believing that homosexual marriage is OK” and “brainwash innocent children to perpetuate their radical liberalism.” Is it “OK for Ball’s 5-year-old to begin experimenting with kissing boys and girls or touching her classmates in intimate places?” asked Jackson rhetorically. I don’t think that’s part of telling kids that gay marriage is OK, but leads one to wonder how Jackson would talk about (heterosexual) marriage with his own kids. After calling for the government to take Ball’s daughter away, Jackson concluded that: “This is why we need to keep the government out of our lives to the greatest extent possible.”

In 2014 he warned that homosexuality and immigration are hurting African American men, and that only white female right-wing commentators like Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham can save the black community by fighting President Obama. No, really. He said that. There is high rates of unemployment, high incarceration rates, and homosexuality occurring among black men, and “[t]his is why black men need more white women like Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham.” The argument is apparently enthymematic, but we still have to puzzle out the tacit assumption; it should be interesting.

Diagnosis: Asshole and idiot. There are plenty of those to go around, but as opposed to most Jackson seems to enjoy a modicum of influence.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#1781: Kevin Jackson

We could perhaps have awarded an entry to Cicero-based bishop Herman Jackson, who threatened a federal judge with the wrath of God – “because of Judge Sharon Coleman’s continual mocking of God’s ecclesiastical order and the sanctity of family/marriage, the wrath of God almighty shall soon visit her home” – but he is otherwise just a fraudster and crook.

Kevin Jackson is less well-hinged. Jackson is a wingnut radio personality affiliated with the Black American Leadereship Alliance (together with people like Jesse Lee “thank God for slavery” Peterson, Charles Butler and Vernon Robertson), and the kind of guy who claims that feminists are waging “a war against beautiful women” and that President Obama “has taken America back into the 1960’s except now whites are enslaved to blacks.

On Feminism
In more detail, Jackson complains that society is currently being run by “women who look like men, act worse than men, and who have essentially sacrificed their womanhood at the alter [sic] of ‘achievement.’” (We don’t like to link directly to this kind of shit, but his article “Ugly Teachers: Product of Women’s Movement” is something to remember him for). “There is a war against beautiful women, and it’s being waged by the Women’s Movement, ironically …,” says Jackson, and “[l]et’s face it, the women who rise through the ranks in Leftist politics look like dudes. In fact, if you put high-ranking female political Plutopians against their ‘male’ counterparts, it would be the CHICKS WITH … well … CUPS, and I’m not talking bras. … Women on the Left secretly wish to build a society of powerful ugly women … to match how they feel (and are) inside. A beautiful Liberal woman (not that I’ve ever seen one) might as well be fitted for knee pads and given Bill Clinton’s ‘How to Pleasure a President While On Your Knees Under a Desk’ manual and a box of Cuban cigars.” He’s not a feminist.

Miscellaneous politics
So, yeah, the influence of women and liberals has been pretty nefarious. Indeed, the influence of liberals is so powerful that they have even “changed the definition of pedophilia,” says Jackson, presumably referring to the delusional and profoundly dishonest (though Jackson might actually believe it) wingnut idea that growing social acceptance of and civil rights for gays and lesbians will lead to the normalization of pedophilia. Here is Jackson weighing in on Dylann Roof (the murderer). Apparently the murders are to blame on liberals, since “he’s a product of culture, a culture Liberals own.

Jackson is also vehemently opposed to immigration reform, claiming that undocumented immigrants are “mostly criminals” and “undocumented freeloaders”. “It’s Jim Crow laws being touted as immigration reform, and immigration reform is just a euphemism for treason,” said Jackson, once again apparently blithely unconcerned with truth, evidence or what words mean.

According to Jackson, then, it is pretty clear that America needs a white president, though he is quick to add that the sentiment isn’t racist: “Wanting a white Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American.” I don’t think … that claim is true. But Jackson digs elaborates: “The election of a recognized black president was not supposed to change anything. In fact, it was supposed to (1) ease any perceived racial tensions, and (2) allow the government to focus on legislating without race. So America would be more free than ever to discuss the issues. Not the case. And that is why having a white Republican president is best for the country.” That’s not a coherent line of reasoning to the conclusion that wanting a white president rather than a black one isn’t racist, in case you wondered.

Diagnosis: We’re reluctant to use the expression “Uncle Tom”, but Kevin Jackson is a racist. He is also a complete and utter moron. Fortunately, his impact is probably pretty limited. Still.

Monday, January 23, 2017

#1780: Harry Jackson

Harry R. Jackson Jr. is a Pentecostal bishop, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, and Presiding Bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches. He is also founder and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, a group of extremist wingnuts, and co-founder of The Reconciled Church Initiative. Moreover, Jackson is completely, utterly deranged, and an open supporter of Seven Mountains dominionism.

Jackson has for instance supported the position that the US is facing its present challenges primarily because of the actions of the Queen of Heaven, which NAR founder C. Peter Wagner and Cindy Jacobs – and apparently Jackson – think is the demonic force that rules over Roman Catholicism, Islam and other faiths. Apparently she lives on Mount Everest – Wagner has written a whole book on the subject, and bragged about how his efforts to defeat her led to the deaths of Mother Theresa and Princess Diana, and to the “earthquake [that] destroyed the Basilica of Assisi” – but she has apparently also infiltrated the US government. Yeah, that kind of guy.

Politics and race
Jackson’s one-trick-pony trick is to claim that anything and everything he doesn’t like, including abortion, contraception and gay marriage, is a particular threat to the black community and therefore inherently racist. (It’s not clear that he really believes that, though; he has also argued that minorities should stop complaining about racism and start working with white Republicans.) The IRS for instance: according to Jackson the fact that churches cannot both engage in politics and retain their tax-exempt status is a conspiracy against blacks, and according to his own imagination (and nothing else), such regulations were originally put in place in order to prevent black churches from speaking out in support of the civil rights movement (in reality it originated with an amendment introduced by Senator LBJ in 1954 in response to attacks on him by tax-exempt groups that accused him of being soft on Communism during his re-election campaign). It’s not the only time he’s missed some historical details (he has, in fact, repeated the claim several times); his familiarity with the views and campaigns of Martin Luther King seems shaky at best, for instance.

Moreover the Obama administration’s contraception mandate isa means of anti-Black population control – a “silent effort of the powerful to control black breeding” – but Jackson is a bit thin on details as to, you know, how that’s supposed to work.

And Jackson has extensively blasted what he calls African Americans’ “adulterous relationship” with Obama, “adulterous” because “there’s no romance” between the Democratic Party and African Americans and Hispanics. Just think about it. And part of the problem is the “assignment of Hell” that has been in place since 1967 and which is attempting to “erase sexual differences” through the LGBT community, but the above claims of course suggests that Jackson is somewhat confused on issues related to love and sexuality. He has also implored minorities to leave the Democrats’ “ideological plantation” (he likes to use these kinds of phrases, but rarely elaborates – it makes you look awfully silly, Harry), and reminds us that a vote for Obama is a vote to bring “divine vengeance” on America (like so many of his ilk, Jackson seems to think of God mostly as his violent friend on whom he can call to beat up those who disagree with him). After the 2012 election Jackson argued that God is moving to “take out” voters who chose “race over grace” and didn’t “care about homosexual marriage” – he himself won’t condone violence, of course, but his crazy-as-shit bulldog God won’t hesitate.

In 2016 Jackson, who otherwise seems to have been considered too crazy even for CPAC, joined Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board (in fairness, one suspects the purpose of the board was to collect some of the loudest fringe lunatics – to satisfy the Texas Taliban voter block – and let them yell it out without having to actually listen to them), and argued for instance that God won’t heal racism under Clinton because she is, like anyone who dares to disagree with Jackson, “anchored in anti-Biblical darkness.” In January (2017) Jackson’s group created a “POTUS shield” to “renew America’s covenant with God” and declared Trump anointed by them God.

(More on) zeh gays
Jackson, who is completely delusional on these issues, has called on people to pray – preferably in tongues – against “the Enemy”, Satan, whom he is convinced is ultimately behind marriage equality (also, donate money!). According to Jackson, legalization of same-sex marriage is “an assault”: “The Enemy wants it to be a legacy, or a seed that is planted in this generation that corrupts, perverts and pollutes” society. He has elsewhere claimed that Christianity is the foundation for freedom and religious liberty, but curiously does not seem to be in favor of either.

Jackson thinks abortion and gay marriage are to blame for the erosion of the black family: “I don’t know of anybody black who says, ‘I hate gay people’ [he himself prefers to call them pawns of Satan who spread corruption, pervertion and pollution]. We’re more accepting generally. But you overlap that – homosexuality and gay marriage – with broken families, and we don’t know how to put it back together.” According to Jackson “[t]wo people of the same sex who marry and try to indoctrinate children into that lifestyle does nothing to strengthen marriage or families,” and “[i]f you redefine marriage, you have to redefine family. You’d have to redefine parenting. I’m looking at the extinction of marriage. And black culture is in a free fall.” Moreover, “sexual abuse does not happen” in straight marriages; it’s exclusively a gay thing (but he doesn’t hate gay people; he only think they’re depraved, violent enemies of America and decency and possessed by Satan), and if same-sex marriage is legal, then “polygamy and many other forms of marriage” will “automatically sweep the land” (note the delectable insertion of “automatically”; I don’t think he knows what it means). And of course, to Jackson being in favor of marriage equality means that you’re, like Obama, wishing to “wipe Biblical marriage from the Earth” since you can’t have both homosexual marriages and heterosexual ones coexisting. In general, the gays will bring in Armageddon – though apparently the end times are coming soon anyways and that is apparently a good thing. He has written extensively on these issues for the Taliban leaflet Charisma magazine.

In 2009, Jackson led the anti-marriage-equality efforts in D.C., and even filed a lawsuit after the D.C. Board of Elections refused to allow a ballot initiative on marriage equality, claiming the initiative would violate D.C.’s Human Rights Act. He lost, several rounds. He also led subsequent efforts in Maryland, where he claimed that D.C. public schools are teaching “children – young children – to explore and examine the differences in heterosexuality, homosexuality and transgender lifestyles,” and that activists trying to repeal marriage equality are “not trying to impose our views on others” but that gay rights advocates “are trying to impose their agenda on us.” I don’t think that’s how it works.

Jackson also believes that condoms promote AIDS, just because.

There is a fine Harry Jackson resource here.

Diagnosis: Barely coherent bag of hate, bigotry and insanity. He’s a clown, of course (Pennywise-style), and gets a lot of attention as such, but we have to believe that his actual influence is relatively limited.