I cannot print your webpages. The text and pictures go off the page.
Sorry, I'm not a professional webpage designer. Try out a different browser (some have more elaborate print options), print the page sideways or copy the contents to Word - that's all I can think of at the moment.
What country are you from?
The Netherlands. You know, that horribly liberal country directly to the east of England, across the channel. No, it's not a province of Germany.
What has been your motivation for building this site? And how long did it take?
Initially out of curiosity, but soon the primary motivation became to make a difference. To this day I don't understand why any of the other 7 billion people on the planet haven't been able to put together the information that can be found on this website - it shouldn't be that hard for a political historian/scientist.
Time it took? About 10,000 hours over a 9-year period.
A primary reason for continuing all those years has actually been to dispel the absolutely massive amounts of propaganda and disinformation that dominates the internet, books, radio shows and documentaries on conspiracy topics. As history shows, it has been absolutely impossible for anyone to see through this smokescreen, which has quite clearly been put up by various three letter government agencies.
Are you religious?
No. Not an atheist either. A spiritual darwinist? Does that term even exist?
Here, in a compilation of Joe Rogan Podcast shows, the reader can get a sense of my general ideas on religion and life in general.
What are your political views?
The first thing is that I don't care about politics - at all. The only reason I can rattle up the political history of dozens of countries around the world is because of ISGP.
My political stances? An impossible combination:
Relatively strong labor unions.
Gay rights. Education towards making it completely acceptable. Homosexuality has been a common phenomenon throughout human history. These people aren't hurting anyone and have equal rights to be happy.
Pro-social security, but not to the point it makes people too comfortable.
Relatively easy access to education at any age and with any income.
Pro-medicare (as it used to be in the Netherlands: government-ran and for less than 40 euros a month with all the basics are covered, as well as major emergencies) and great focus on the development and integration of alternative medicine. Personal experience tells me that most deceases can be completely cured by working yourself correctly with the meridian system.
Legalization and acceptance of Ayahuasca and Ibogaine. At the very least anyone in contact with the police or psychiatry should be given these earth-shattering natural medicines. In contrast to popular belief, these psychedelics can have tremendous creative and psychological benefits to people's minds. Besides that, people should have the freedom to experiment with psychedelics that are non-addictive and actually tend to confront people with their own unhealthy thoughts and actions. Certain other psychedelics should potentially also be legalized, but they tend to be less effective and are of less importance to discuss.
Legalization of weed. It should only be illegal to smoke it at work, in public places (except in remoter areas), or any place where it becomes a nuisance to others.
Production of hemp should be legalized and promoted, as it is an ideal plant to produce fuel, food, clothing and other products from.
Legalization of cocaine, crack, heroine, PCP (Angel dust), crystal meth, etc. to stop the illegal demand is the dumbest idea ever. Many more people, especially children, will become exposed to these drugs when they can be found everywhere ("Let's just give it a try") and in many cases will be instantly addicted or get themselves in trouble in some other way. These type of drugs should be 100% illegal. They have no practical value except for providing temporary pleasure at a major cost to physical and psychological health. This makes them the complete opposite of Ayahuasca and Ibogaine which alternate discomfort and euphoria with the purpose of improving the physical and phychological health of the individual, as well as to give advise on how to handle life. XTC should also be illegal, as it damages the nervous system if taken more than 2 or 3 times a year.
The tobacco plant should be legal (an ideal combination with Ayahuasca, but not to smoke or consume), but all the dozens of cancerous and addictive additives in cigarettes should be banned instantly. These additives cause DNA mutations leading to various forms of cancer and other genetic diseases, which, of course, are passed on to future generations.
A focus on sustainable development and alternative energy due to rapidly decreasing oil and gas reserves. Nuclear energy shouldn't be a problem in geologically stable areas (some day we can shoot the waste materials to the sun and luckily uranium is far from an unlimited resource). Revolutionary technologies to split water into hydrogen and oxygen (see John Deutch's bio in the intro article), as well as cold fusion type devices as the E-Cat, should become part of the mainstream discourse. An open minded can-do attitude should prevail and people should be stimulated to create home-made devices. This will increase interest in science and engineering and lead to more discoveries.
The rise is global CO2 levels is worrying. In the past few centuries we had an average of 280 parts per million in the atmosphere. By 1960 we were at 320 ppm and by 2015 we will have reached 400 ppm. It is possible to debate to what extent CO2 will be able to increase global temperatures, as in the past CO2 levels always lagged behind global temperature changes - CO2 wasn't the cause. However, the rise of CO2 levels should be of considerable concern - it's a greenhouse gas, after all - and is one more reason to push for the introduction of green energy and possibly new revolutionary energy devices.
In addition to the meridian system, many millions a year should be made available for the study of near death experiences, out of body experiences, past life regressions (and verifying them), the "in between state", and half a dozen other subjects in order to create a new, non-cultish, fact-based world religion that combines darwinism and creationism.
A military that is designed along the needs of the United States and the rest of Europe. Maintaining a considerable technological edge over the rest of the world should be considered absolutely essential, especially when it comes to facing undemocratic countries.
Vatican City should seize to be a sovereign state and be stripped of its diplomatic status. The Catholic Church should only have the right to exist as a non-government religious group. The problem with the church is that it has been abusing its power for the past 2000 years and is a danger to both the democratic process and the evolution of modern society. It's also a danger to the world with its refusal to support any birth control measures.
Continental and global integration along political and economic lines, but at a slower pace. Not too many poor countries should be allowed to join at once and democracy should not be sacrificed. The European Parliament, for example, is very weak.
A virtual stop to third world immigration combined with strong re-education and integration programs for everyone who is already here (language, culture, raising of children, attitude towards women, spreading people out, providing of education). Skin color is not what is keeping people apart - cultural differences do that. Only when large numbers of immigrants have fully integrated and intermarried (which only has benefits) and today's growing immigrant ghettos have disappeared, more third world immigrants can be allowed.
Cooperation with China and India in promoting responsible birth control measures in the western world. Without cooperation from these countries -especially China - it is too much of a security threat to limit the growth of our own populations. Women rapidly need to become equal to men in these Far Eastern societies to prevent child murders. For the next two centuries the United Nations should advise all world citizens to only take one or two children, but people should not be forced. Instead, re-education programs are preferred that instill a sense of responsibility for the planet in all humans. As for the Third World, they either dramatically lower their birth rates or face ever increasing poverty. As long as the West can afford it, Africa should not be abandoned when it comes to preventing the worst conflicts and temporary food shortages, but it's ultimately up to the people of that continent to help themselves. If they dramatically lower their birth rates, eventually there should be enough food for everyone.
World population of less than 1 billion people - most likely 500 million people. Every person should be allowed to go out in nature and hunt animals and gather edible nuts and plants. Everyone should know how to build a basic wood cabin and live off the land when times get rough. We deserve it, the animals deserve it and the planet deserves it. No more non-biological bio-industry, no more nuclear accidents, a Great Pacific Garbage Patch, third world ghettos without sewer systems, homeless people, forced 8 to 16 hour working days - you name it. Humans were meant to be part of nature. Technology is essential, however, for luxury, entertainment and keeping everyone connected all over the planet. Fundamentally it should not change much in our modern western society, except that people will be happier and healthier. Access to nature is essential in that. As long as everyone has access to biological food (including biological versions of pizzas, bread and hamburgers), large cities can continue to exist - there will just be less of them.
Gun laws of the Netherlands are more than fine. No guns are allowed to protect personal property, although it is possible to acquire bows and crossbows for people who fear burglars (it's not advisable to shoot the burglar though). It's extremely uncommon that people do this, however. If you want to own a gun you'll have to be a member of a shooting club for at least one year or follow an one-year hunting course. In both cases weapon permits are only given after extensive background checks with the police regularly checking if guns are properly registered and stored at home. Hunters need to be active. Most likely the only area of improvement is to do more extensive psychological background checks and banning anyone with a history of serious psychological treatment. The same model should work in the United States. It's an entirely different country, however: a superpower regularly involved in wars, still a lot of places to hunt and a centuries-long indoctrination that guns are needed to protect oneself against the government and burglars.
Realpolitik should become part of the public discourse. We need the resources from Third World countries and make sure we continue to get them. The only alternative is that western society collapses and we can all go back to tribal warfare. In turn, however, western societies should do whatever they can to work on scientific breakthroughs in every area of sustainable development. It should also actively become engaged in reducing the world's population through birth control measures.
Can you summarize what you do believe in and in what you don't when it comes to topics discussed on this site?
I believe in:
Large scale historical drug and arms trafficking to fund covert operations, primarily by the CIA (and likely also communist elements).
Regular collaboration between mafia and gangs, intelligence agencies, diplomats and military and government officials.
Sexual and pedophile blackmail operations, mainly ran by the CIA.
CIA/DIA false flag terrorist operations.
CIA-mafia-Cuban exiles involvement in the JFK and RFK assassinations.
Old boy networks.
The powerful influence of the Israel Lobby in the U.S.
That the Israelis attacked the U.S.S. Liberty on purpose.
That the Israelis have been obtained a considerable arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Voter fraud, even in the United States.
ISGP's four-establishment model.
Short and long term economic growth problems due to a peak in the world's remaining conventional oil and gas supplies.
That Osama bin Laden originally plotted 9/11, but that U.S. elites cooperated with the Saudis to allow the attack to happen.
That there's extremely strong evidence that thermate and explosives were present inside the WTC buildings by the time the planes hit the buildings.
That the conspiracy community is almost completely controlled by counter-intelligence.
That shows like Alex Jones, Rense and Coast to Coast AM mix in huge amounts of nonsense with some really interesting stuff (but are part of the counter-intelligence network).
I think the following is absolute nonsense:
Fake Moon landings.
Illuminati and bloodline theories.
New World Order talk.
Satanic conspiracies (although some ritual abuse comes close).
Nibiru or Planet X.
Annunaki and Reptilians.
Freemasonry having any political significance in the present day.
That bankers as the Rothschilds and Rockefellers rule the world by themselves.
Holocaust denial (so prominent because of the Liberty Lobby and its legacy: the Spotlight, Institute for Historical Review and American Free Press. Ignore the many discussions about concentration camp Auschwitz; instead, read about Babi Yar and the eastern European extermination camps of the Nazis and the Ustasa)
That there has ever existed a Committee of 300.
Pod and no-plane-at-Pentagon theories of 9/11.
The Cathy O'Brien and David Icke's Queen Mother stories.
Everything that has come out of Ted Gunderson's mouth.
In other words, the kind of stuff that completely dominates the internet and "alternative" books and has been put out for years by the huge Art Bell/Coast to Coast AM show. As I said: counter-intelligence (and money making) is the game.
What came first? Wikipedia or ISGP?
When ISGP first wrote about the Cercle, the 1001 Club, and the Pilgrims, entries on Wikipedia about these societies did not exist. In each case they were added shortly after the ISGP articles had been uploaded. Virtually no other information existed on these groups at the time.
Wikipedia's Sun Valley/Allen & Co. entry took years before it was created.
Wikipedia's JASON Group article did exist, but was far from complete. At least half of the members were taken from ISGP.
Details about the Bohemian Grove camps and the visitors also came from ISGP. Although membership lists have leaked in recent years, back in 2005/2006 none were in the public domain and names were scattered all over the place.
ISGP has been responsible for other information on Wikipedia. Often this information was removed, but it appears that Wikipedia suffers from relatively little censorship if the sources are good - which I applaud it for.
Anno December 2012: Wikipedia doesn't have a page on the American Security Council; only the American Security Council Foundation. Almost no members are mentioned, while ISGP just published an extensive membership list with a just as extensive article about the history of both groups. Let's see how long it takes before the Wikipedia article is expanded.
Are you supported by other researchers?
From conspiracy circles? Little to nothing. There was quite a bit of initial support from the "gurus" that - sadly - form the New York Times and Washington Post of the conspiracy community, Alex Jones and Jeff Rense - respectively progenies of the McCarthyite John Birch Society and the pro-Nazi Liberty Lobby (both with deep ties to the conservative establishment). Their support, however, completely disappeared when my articles became more in depth and they apparently realized I was an independent person. There's just absolutely no way that they would not have been interested in the later published material, which Jones also demonstrated when he incorporated an oversight created by ISGP in one of his films.
I did receive support from a limited number of professional investigators and journalists who provided me with crucial documents. Other material was provided by ordinary persons without websites or any kind of name for themselves.
Reader feedback has always been near 100 percent positive without any skeptics trying to debunk the articles. Sure, when you write about 9/11 there are regular exceptions to that rule: you're bound to get 5 page emails from "architects" and "physicists" willing to debate you on every single statement you ever made on the subject - but that's just how national security works.
What writers do you support?
Hmmm, let me think. George Seldes' 1943 book Facts and Fascism should be required reading for every high school student internationally. Seldes also came up with one of the cleverest and most telling book titles ever: Tell the Truth and Run. He showed how journalism ought to be: to the point, hard hitting and instead of being "objective", with enormous bias towards rational, moral thinking.
Other more modern ones? A few, I think. Daniel Hopsicker, Dr. Peter Dale Scott, Rodney Stich, Joseph Trento and David Teacher come to mind as authors whose works I have found really insightful.
And I really love the older lyrics written by James Hetfield. Does that count?
What is your relation to Lyndon LaRouche's organizations, mainly Executive Intelligence Review?
I'm not a member, nor will I ever be. They were very interested in my Cercle work and therefore I used to keep in contact with one of the members to whom I've regularly passed information in return for small favors (primarily the translation of French-language texts). The contact lasted from 2006 to 2008 or so.
Where has the criticism on the Disclosure Project gone?
Copied it all to the archives 2006 page, where one of Steven Greer's books was extensively reviewed.
Has anything strange happened?
Not a whole lot. A few interesting things did happen, mainly early on.
Event #1) In 2005, I did an article on the JASONs. For some reason I ended up on the mailing list of one of the JASON members in the weeks after that. Together with dozens of JASONs I got an email with all kinds of details on nuclear power plants and how they could be protected from enemy attacks. These blueprints - or whatever they were - were extremely complex with so many scientific terms in them that I couldn't understand them at all. It might well have been the most hard-to-understand material I've ever come across. Anyway, I closed the email within two or three minutes, letting it sit there in my inbox. I thought about notifying the JASON who had put me on his mailing list, but at the time I considered the possibility that the JASONs were involved in other, shall we say, more "exotic" engineering projects - so I kept quiet. I never had the slightest intention of distributing or uploading the information in the email. All I did was wait and see if they would send me something else.
A week or ten days later something interesting did indeed come my way. I opened my email program and found that my inbox was completely empty. Although I immediately suspected this had something to do with the JASON mail, I did check my deleted items and other folders. Everything was still exactly the same in these other folders, so the missing emails in my inbox, including the JASON email, had mysteriously skipped the deleted items folder.
Although I'm still not 100% sure that I didn't do anything wrong, I knew this had never happened before and basically made a bet with myself that this would never occur again. And, of course, it hasn't. My guess: a JASON or someone at the DOD or NSA corrected the mistake. Although, it probably wasn't a mistake at all. Most likely it was intimidation or an excuse to tap my email, phone, etc.
Event #2) Sometime in the first half of 2006 all of a sudden it had become impossible for me to order any books from Great Britain. Actually, to be more precise, I could order them, but they would never arrive. In a brief period I ordered three different books from three different book stores: none of them ever arrived. The book stores in question all assured me they had shipped the book I ordered and in one case they sent me a scan of their post office receipt. This book store also returned my money.
Now, I had ordered numerous books before that time, both from the US and Britain, and I've never had any problems with delivery. What's the chance that three books from three different book stores all get lost at about the same time? (Actually, I don't know. But I bet the odds are not very high.)
I reordered the books from the US and, as usual, there weren't any problems. I also recently again tried to order books from Britain, and it seems the delivery problems are over. I still wonder where those three books are that I ordered.
Event #3) In about the same period--give or take a few months--that I had these shipping problems from England, something else happened that was very interesting. One day I picked up the phone to call someone. I dialed the number, but instead of hearing the person I wanted to speak with, I ended up talking to a room with humming noises in the background, like a bunch of servers were running there. After maybe 10 seconds either I hung up or the connection was broken--can't remember anymore--and I redialed the number of the person I wanted to speak with. This time I was successful. The person I called hadn't heard anything the first time.
In the book 'Enemies of the State' (a book that recently actually did arrive from Britain), written in 1993 by the British author Gary Murray, we find stories of anti-nuclear energy activists being intimidated by British intelligence. On page 220 we can read about experiences of a person whose phone was tapped. One experience was very similar to my own, except for the fact that I did not hear anyone on the other side:
"She [a victim of serious harassment] also had the fairly common, and unnerving, experience of dialling a number and hearing not a ringing tone but people moving about in a room."
Has my phone been tapped? I don't know for sure. As a Dutch documentary showed a few years ago, the number of phone taps per person in the Netherlands is higher than anywhere in the world.
Event #4) As for more recent experiences, the fact that the ISGP domain was taken down for a week in early 2010 was probably another one of these strange episodes. At Eurid they said my living address wasn't correct anymore and I needed to provide documentation as to my current address. The strange things about this episode were:
That in Brussels they couldn't have known (as far as I know) that I was living at a different address, because social services and city hall where I live hadn't changed the address in their own database at that point. I regularly called city hall on this issue, because I needed a parking permit. Each time they asked for more information and additional steps had to be taken before they could process the information in their database. As far as they could see (and there supposedly are no others), I had never moved. But somehow Eurid in Brussels knew...
The persons hosting my site (whom I knew personally) and the company who in turn provided their hosting space and bandwidth, all thought it was unheard of what Eurid was doing. In their experience it (almost?) never happens that a domain is taken down over minor issues like this, and only after one notification.
It also took quite a bit effort to get the domain back up again. Multiple scanned documents had to be sent to Brussels that proved where I was living. It took days for them to respond and they didn't answer the question how they could see I had moved when local administrations in the Netherlands couldn't. It's not a company, that's for sure. With those customer service standards they'd be out of business in no time.
Oh well... you get used to this kind of stuff. Maybe it's something; maybe it's nothing.