by Clyde Lewis
(Ground Zero Radio)
When Ground Zero first aired two decades ago, the show started at around the same time the internet was still called, the information superhighway. I fortunately worked for a radio broadcasting company that decided the internet could co-exist with radio. This philosophy also was passed on to another company that was a startup I had a hand in advising which was called, Earthmail.
The birth of our show, as many people know, happened on April Fool’s Day 1995. In its infancy, the show was still trying to find an identity as it was first called KULT Radio and the name was later changed to Ground Zero within days of its inception.
I was told I should utilize the internet by writing about my show every day. I was blogging before blogging was thing. I was also sending out e-mail with me doing mini broadcasts and using real audio – people tell me that I was doing MP3’s before MP3’s even existed.
We were actually the first paranormal show in history to broadcast on the internet. We also broadcasted Art Bell after me on the internet, later.
Just weeks after Ground Zero aired, there was a terrible tragedy where the words “ground zero” was used to describe the Oklahoma City bombing. I was asked by my “higher ups” to change my name because it would remind everyone of the event.
I figured the name to be an unfortunate coincidence and told them I wouldn’t want to change it again.
So, it stuck.
Six years later, 9/11 happened and it was another grave coincidence that the loudspeaker spoke up from George W. Bush on the rubble of Ground Zero to and later we were told to give up some of our rights in order to ensure our safety.
Tracy Twyman once told me on a show that she often was curious about how my shows would speculate or report something that was considered unknown by most people and then by some coincidence, would occur in reality much later.
By mentioning this would mean I am psychic and I would not go that far in thinking, whereby I have some sort of gift of second sight. I always thought that maybe in some weird way, I am like a paranormal Forest Gump that simply ends up in these coincidental situations or a lot of what I write about or think about somehow winds up happening later, and what I mean by later is many, many years later. I have been told though that some of the things I talk about happen a lot sooner than that. I chalk it up to coincidence and selective thinking. However, over the weekend I saw the movie, Sausage Party.
One of my producers, Wes said that he saw it and sent me text noting the entire movie is loaded with Ground Zero themes and he wondered if I saw them.
I told him that I didn’t quite make the connection until another friend who saw it said it reminded him of a story I wrote back in 2002 to explain the paranormal called, “The Parable of the Moldy Cheese.”
I remember that story and the “Sausage Party” plot had a similar theme but was more detailed and of course more politically incorrect.
The story goes like this :
Mold on a piece of cheese was in a refrigerator overhearing the conversation between the other foods and was getting quite annoyed.
” I am so sick and tired of hearing these stories about the bright light and how all of you claim that you are being taken away and having horrible things done to you!” he groaned.
“I have seen nothing that proves that when the light comes on we go anywhere. I have been sitting here for the longest time and I haven’t moved at all.”
The green onion upon hearing the mold’s irritating babble muttered,
“I know that when I see the light something strange happens, I heard a rumor that sometimes little green onions like me are taken out of our cool little home and are placed on huge tables and are diced into little pieces.”
The milk bottle nodded and said,
“Oh yes I know what you mean, I see the bright light flash and then something takes out my liquids and then puts me back, I’ve had friends who have been drained completely and then they are thrown out into a huge holding area that crushes them eventually.”
The moldy cheese scolded the milk bottle by saying,
“You sit in the dark, like all of us and you wouldn’t be able to tell if you have sprung a leak? Milk Bottles like you spring leaks all the time, I believe that you are defective and that you are imagining things!”
Suddenly, there was a burst of bright light and after the blindness subsided the moldy cheese noticed that a couple of eggs had left.
The mold on the cheese began to wonder if he was being tricked and asked,
“Are you trying to pull a fast one? Where are the other eggs, where did they go?”
The other eggs looked at each other and one spoke,
“They have been taken and they have been broken! A creature with large hands broke three and began to beat them! I then heard them sizzle in a horrible way and then we saw the bright light and ended up here.”
The mold then said,
“You see? You see? None of you can get your stories straight. The green onion claims that his buddies were diced after the light came on. The milk bottle says that he is drained of his contents when the light comes on, and now the eggs are beaten and broken. Why do these things always happen to you when nothing is happening to me?”
The milk bottle then said, “It happens to everyone sooner or later, something we can’t explain shakes us up and makes us wonder if we are alone, every experience is unique to you and everyone interprets it differently.”
The mold then said, “Well that’s fine for you, but I haven’t experienced anything out of the ordinary. There is nothing to show me that there is anything special here.
In unison the milk bottle, the green onion, and the eggs exclaimed,
“What about the light in the sky?”
The mold quickly answered,
“The light appears all the time, I have been here the longest and as far as I can remember it has appeared and disappeared, it just happens, there is nothing causing it to happen it just is. The light and the cheese is all I know, and that is all I believe in and there is no leaky milk bottle, paranoid onion, or persecuted egg that will convince me otherwise!”
The milk bottle, the green onion, and the eggs gave up in frustration. To the mold the cheese was the universe and no one could tell him that there was anything beyond it.
There are so many worlds within and without our own world that it can only stand to reason that perhaps we, like the mold in the parable are only seeing the cheese and not what is beyond it.
Do you think that the worms that eat a rotting corpse buried in the ground even fathom that above them is yet another world with other life? To the worms the corpse is the cosmos.
With this in mind, how can we be so sure about what exists in our world? Do you base all knowledge on what can be seen with telescopes and microscopes? Do you look at history as fact even though it is nothing more than what a few people have agreed upon?
Do you agree with science even though its spectrum is limited and that perhaps it is nothing more than an organized system of ego and ignorance? Are you easily swayed by a television show, or radio talk show dealing with subjects so vague that anyone can put their interpretation to work to get you to act?
Much like Charles Fort, I believe this world is similar to a pantry or a refrigerator. A planet sized cupboard stocked with humans. Where every once in a while we are taken, and replaced, or take forever to be put to use elsewhere.
Of course, I was inspired by a speech that was given by the bizarre “Brother Theodore” who took stand up comedy to the place of streaming consciousness and stand up tragedy.
I got to thinking about the importance of streaming consciousness and symbolism and how it has an important role in our lives. The internet has now created cells of consciousness that grow and there are some who believe this is called, “Meme Magic.”
Meme theory of course asks a simple question and that is, do we come up with ideas or do ideas control us?
Do you have ideas, or do ideas have you? What exactly are ideas? Are they divine sparks of inspiration, the accidental by-products of our weird brains, neuronal fireworks displays that find meaning in our lives – or are they more than all these things?
Can memes trigger actions? Is there a process on the internet that a meme can be unleashed and that symbolism and trigger words grow or evolve into realities that are fore structured in a constant barrage of meme voodoo?
Now we can all admit that symbolism is powerful and symbols are empowered as sigils or talisman that can create feelings and attitudes. One of the more magical of symbols of course is the Swastika. At first the symbol was a symbol of life and healing, then after a manipulation and repositioning the symbol became a mesmerizing artifact and now represents all that is vile and inhuman on planet Earth.
It appears to this day in film, and in presentations and with it comes a tsunami of feelings. It is an obvious affective tool to send a message today and there seems to be no apparent change in the way this symbol will be seen for generations to come.
In the book, Simulacra and Simulation, by Jean Baudrillard, symbols shape reality and even though many do not know the meaning of the symbols many of them do resonate with us for some reason and our minds are drawn to them. Certain colors stimulate sexual feelings; certain sounds can be triggers that bring back memories, smells, even enjoyable of even tragic moments in our lives.
Symbolism can either reveal certain truths, or it can obscure of hide real intent and purpose. The question is why are the symbols being used, are they part of a greater ritual and what is the purpose of the ritualism and simulation? Will it make an imprint on the people who witness it? Is it coincidence or intentional.
These questions need to be asked every time and image shows up on the paranormal radar screen. I always see these interesting images and while occult imagery is always attributed to some Satanic or Illuminated conspiracy, the idea of such imagery needs to be examined and looked upon with curiosity and intrigue rather than just limited to an intentional Satanic brainwashing.
Like it or not symbolism always affects our decisions and our subconscious. Those who have studied deep occult symbolism will know that sacred geometry and other factors are responsible for choice and enticement.
According to Wikipedia a meme is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
Proponents theorize that memes are a viral phenomenon that may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influences a meme’s reproductive success.
Memes spread through the behavior that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success, and some may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.
Memes that spread on the internet are said to be very effective and they have been called thought viruses that can develop into meme magic where coincidences like hoax death of celebrities and things like the Mandela effect create brain schisms and pattern recognition that makes us wonder if we are losing our minds or if our universe is a constructed matrix where sympathetic aliens are watching us like a living encyclopedia.
Meme Magic is also similar to what can be called, “Memetic Triggering.” Since all human beings who have had any prolonged contact with society are programmed to some degree, large portions of the human mind, especially the thinking portion of the psyche which utilizes language, are constructed almost entirely of complex memetic structures.
Some what I am talking about is exactly what I implied when I was indicating that a meme of politically motivated assassination was triggered by the release of John Hinkley, Jr., the “would be assassin” of President Ronald Reagan.
Just days after his release the news media was jumping on Donald Trump for an off-handed joke about the Second Amendment and how supporters of it would handle Hillary if she were president, the media implied that Trump was encouraging an assassination attempt. Which prompted memories of gaffe that Hillary Clinton made in 2008 about Robert Kennedy’s assassination that triggered a supposition that Hillary implied that there should be an assassination of Barack Obama.
Soon, this fueled the whole conspiracy theory of the Clinton Body Count and a video of a 2010 statement made by Bob Beckel to illegally assassinate Julian Assange.
It is like a memetic domino effect and unless it is pointed out to someone, no one would have had a clue about the meme magic works, or how viral thoughts can spin into some strange ethereal pattern.
Recently there was a study about “Neuro Resonance” which indicates that brains of your friends and relatives react to mind spikes or ideas even before they are said.
Research into the neuroscience of social interactions between humans has revealed fascinating details of how the brains of friends and family (in scientific terms, brains that “operate at least in part on shared information content”) can synchronize and ‘align’ with each other. So, given the (controversial) results from parapsychology that suggest telepathy and other ‘psi’ talents might be real, is it possible that this ‘neuro-resonance’ can be detected even when two people attempt to mentally interact despite being blocked from doing so via normal sensory means?
Well-thought viruses can influence and program like minds and so it appears that it is easier to program people and create a viral meme that can exponentially change the course of history.
Recently, I was watching a Public Service Announcement created by the Council on Foreign Relations that I believe is using meme programming, as it pushes image and action parameters and neuro-linguistic resonance or grooming for a globalist order. In the PSA, there is an image of Hillary Clinton as President. It is quick but effective and the words used are very plain and simple to understand. The message is simply that the world is showing signs of collapse. The bigger our population, the greater the chances of something catastrophic will happen and the Council on Foreign Relations is the only globalist organization that can fix it.
The PSA already assumes the world is ready for globalization, but our government alone won’t stand a chance at solving the world’s problems, so the Council on Foreign Relations will handle it all.
The video also gets endorsements from members, many of them are people we are already familiar with who are supportive of the globalist agenda. Those who appear in the video are a who’s who of media, literature, religion and entertainment.
• Juliette Kayyem CNN National Security Analyst,
• Robert Rubin Former Treasury Secretary , Co-Chair CFR
• Juju Chang, ABC News Anchor
• Dina Habib Powell, Global Head of Impact Investing, Goldman Sachs
• Condolezza Rice, Former Secretary of State
• Angelina Jolie, Actress
• Jon Meacham, CEO Random House Publishing
• Rev. Chloe Breyer, Interfaith Center of New York
• Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, Park Avenue Synagogue
• Richard Plepler, CEO HBO
• Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw
Reverend Cloe Baker is female clergy who represents the Interfaith Center of New York, which of course has stated its mission to create a “one world religion” and it’s agenda is evident in its ecumenical message.
Of course CNN, ABC and HBO are some of the largest TV networks and entertainment networks in the world. Jon Mecham the CEO of Random House heads up the largest book publisher in the world. Goldman Sachs is one of the largest banking firms and with the images of people like Henry Kissinger, and a presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, we see that the meme magic or voodoo is starting and the dialogue of socialism is being started and the idea of world globalism is less than a generation away.
You can say that you don’t believe in programming or grooming the group think but it is evident there is a huge effort to toy or tinker with the neuron-resonance of the critical mass.