Today we slow down and start to explore Imperial Japan, spiritually speaking. This is the first of two episodes about Zen Buddhism under Imperial Japan. There's a brief history of Zen Buddhism in order to explain New Buddhism. New Buddhism was utilized by Imperial Japan to control their population and to exert power overseas. Then, we discuss Gudō Uchiyama and Zen Buddhism's resistance to New Buddhism and the Japanese state. We talk about High Treason Incident and its very interesting connection to Japanese railroads.
The Preacher and the Slave - Utah Phillips
The Sound of Breath - SiM
Today's a little something special for the fans - an episode on freemasonry to celebrate the 33rd free episode of the show. This one might be a little controversial for those on the weirder freak frequencies. I go over the basic premise and points of King Kill 33, and then get into James Shelby Downard's life via his autobiography. Then I try to nail that down with external sources and research, and get into where this all came from, namely Michael Hoffman, William Grimstad and Adam Parfrey. To wrap it up, I discuss synchromysticism as such.
King Kill 33 - Marilyn Manson
Old Devils - William Elliott Whitmore
Unmitigated Gall - Faron Young
Get Behind Me, Satan - the Alex Jones Prison Planet
Free Mason - Rick Ross
Today we explore Japan's imperial aggressions against China. We talk about Shanghai's unique position in this prewar period as a hotbed for gambling, espionage, drugs and prostitution. We discuss the July 7th / Marco Polo Bridge Incident and the Rape of Nanking. Then, there's an extended discussion of Iris Chang and her book, "The Rape of Nanking", and the cautionary tale that was the end of her life. Then, we discuss the Golden Lily organization and Yoshio Kodama's "China period" running narcotics, shakedowns, and purchasing for the Imperial air force.
cw: rape, suicide (not too explicit)
"The Sword March", a Chinese patriotic song from the Second Sino-Japanese war
Today's introducing one of my new fixations - Manchuria, basically in every era, and the South Manchurian Railway Company, which Imperial Japan eventually leveraged into propping up a puppet ethnostate - Manchukuo. To accomplish this, they used another secret society, the Black Dragon Society, which carried out more false flag attacks to provoke casus belli and intervention. Along the way, we bring in the Earl of Lytton (yes, the same Lytton) and introduce Colonel Kenji Doihara and Yoshiko Kawashima (future episodes on Kawashima coming).
Then we discuss the curious case of "leftism" in Manchukuo, as well as tenko, a Japanese form of brainwashing which was carried out there. We also discuss the looting of Manchuria and its sudden rise as a main grower and producer of opium. Mitsui was heavily involved in the drug trade in Manchuria, and Nissan engaged in slave labor there as well.
To round it out, we discuss the Cotton Connection, which was one of the main sources of narcotics coming into the US in the 1930s and 1940s - the network ran through Japanese-Americans and virtually all of it came from Manchuria; they also worked with the US mafia. Finally, we mention Yoshio Kodama, who will come up in many of the episodes to come, as well as biological weapons research, which will later, too.
1935 Manchukuo propaganda poster which says “With the help of Japan, China, and Manchukuo, the world can be in peace.”
"Move That Dope" by Future
Manchukuo national anthem
Today's the first episode in season 2 of Programmed to Chill, and it's all about Japan. We talk about the Dark Ocean Society and Japan's imperial ambitions in Korea and elsewhere. I also discuss the parallels between far-right terrorism in Germany, and then discuss the assassination of Korean Empress Myung-Sung, the fallout from it, and Japan's eventual annexation of Korea. I try to go into the economic drivers of the annexation and try to cover some of the crimes Japan inflicted. This included but was not limited to looting, ethnic cleansing, burning Korean historical documents, and so on. Then we discuss Korean resistance to the occupation, all of which should set us up for the upcoming episodes.
"A Japanese officer is seen taunting a senior Korean"
"We Will Safeguard the Leadership of the Revolution with Desperate Courage!" by the Korean People's Army State Merited Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
Today's a weird one, and I'm joined by Khrist Koopa to discuss the Dönmeh, the Frankists, and the Fraternitas Saturni, or the Brotherhood of Saturn. First, we discussed Sabbatai Zevi and his movement, then the Dönmeh, which led us to Jacob Frank, the Frankist sect, and the French Revolution. That got us going on the Bavarian Illuminati, which we try to contextualize, and discuss how it relates to the Golden Dawn, the OTO, and especially the Brotherhood of Saturn, Germany's oldest, most secretive, and most Luciferian secret society.
Along the way, we talk Wizard of Oz symbolism, Gnosticism proper, language itself, the Demiurge, egregores, Saturn as recurring symbol and as object of worship, butterflies-as-symbols, Rudolf Steiner, sex magic, PB Randolph, hip hop, and much more. It's nuts, but in a good way.
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Savage Planet - Caz Greez (prod. Khrist Koopa)
Moonchild - Khrist Koopa
Wizard of Oz - Logic
Dissolved - Khrist Koopa
Sacred Letters - Khrist
No Talking (Distant Intro) - Khrist Koopa
News about Season 2 and the holiday release schedule.
Today I'm joined by the journalist Jeff Kaye to talk about his work on the Korean War. He has illustrated how the US used biological warfare attacks against the North Korean and Chinese troops and civilian populations. We discuss the USAF and Marine Corps pilots who confessed to using biological weapons, and how the US government's story was that they were tortured and/or brainwashed into confessing. However, communications and signals intelligence document that there were biological attacks occurring, which is consistent with both the confessions, international commissions' findings, and other US documents that came out later.
When the US POWs returned to the US, they were subject to interrogation under Project ARTICHOKE, a predecessor program to MKULTRA. It is not certain that this caused the flyers' recanted confessions, though it is fair to speculate that this could have been a factor. Mr. Kaye also documented how many of the same people who were involved with the biological warfare program were, in fact, the same people who were involved with the MKULTRA programs.
Mr. Kaye's work directly addresses several key controversies of the Cold War and is crucial for understanding the Korean War, biological weapons programs in later years, international relations with the Koreas and China, and the MKULTRA programs.
"From Mother's Arms to Korea" by the Louvin Brothers
"Get That Communist, Joe" by the Kavaliers
"MK Ultra Blues" by William Elliott Whitmore
Today I interview Philip Fairbanks, journalist and author of "Pedogate Primer: the Politics of Pedophilia" about his book and the topics therein. We have a freewheeling episode where we discuss JM Barrie and Peter Pan, Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland, Oscar Wilde and the Cleveland Street Scandal, the Iowa Monster experiments, MKULTRA, NXIVM, the F*nders, the Children of God cult, #MeToo, D*sney and N*ckelodeon, Adam Parfrey, and a number of other topics I'm sure I left out. It's a great episode, folks, and we tried to stay non-explicit and positive, or as positive as is possible given the topic.
cw: pedophilia, obviously
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"Psycho" by Eddie Noack
"The Ballad of Charles Whitman" by Kinky Friedman
[note: I didn't want to pick "pedophile" songs or episode art, so I picked vaguely MK-related songs, though I suppose Psycho touches on it. I'm not implying anything negative about either artist]
We're at the end of the series. We talk about the sudden collapse of Krupp Steel. First, we discuss Krupp's Holocaust reparations fund, and how they somehow managed to make even that anti-Semitic. Then we talk about Arndt von Bohlen und Halbach, the useless playboy son of Alfried Krupp. He hung out with some really interesting failsons and faildaughters and got up to some hijinks, none of which even approach the horrors of his father. In discussing the collapse, we use the 'business school' approach and the 'parapolitical' approach to understanding what was going on, and hopefully tried to synthesize the two. Illiquidity and Krupp not cutting in the right people, basically, were the two root causes, possibly paired with a controlled demolition. There's also the almost unparalleled lines of credit Krupp was giving to the Eastern bloc which can't really be explained through a straight 'business school' understanding of events. Tax law is discussed, also. Krupp Steel became a foundation, and we discuss the fates of Alfried and Arndt.
To finish, I created the Programmed To Chill Matrix of Business Success to quantify Krupp's many, many moral, legal, and dare I say religious failings.
Today we see Alfried Krupp released from prison and balling out, living his best life. He immediately marries Vera Hossenfeldt, a con artist, and they honeymooned in Nassau where they met with Axel Wenner-Gren to arrange, you know, "things". Then Krupp met with Haile Selassie I and a host of Third World leaders. Alfried got divorced, and Krupp Steel moved into the "consulting engineering" sector. Alfried's photographed with Otto Skorzeny in Egypt, Alfried's brother Harald got released from a gulag, and Krupp Steel keeps prospering.
Today's all about the Nuremberg trials - Krupp evading the first tier of them, then getting their own trials a year later. We talk about their crimes, the weirdness of the trial, especially the curious handling of it by US forces. At the trial, Krupp executives revealed that they were, in fact, guilty of treason, which is pretty funny. Then we talk about the Korean War, and Alfried Krupp's pardon at the hands of an appeals board appointed by John J. McCloy. McCloy's career is examined, and we discuss why Krupp was pardoned.
Today's about the rest of WWII - we talk about Allied bombing campaigns targeting civilians over factories, Krupp's Batcave-like bunker, the documents Krupp burned before the Allies showed up, the loyalty oaths and the Lex Krupp, the crimes Krupp was guilty of, and we talk about the Night and Fog decree. To wrap it up, I compare and contrast the experiences of two different Catholic priests in Essen during the war - Father Alphonso Come and his excellency Cardinal Hengsbach. To wrap up, I talk about Nazi snuff films.
Unlocked due to Astrofest's recent events.
Something spooky for the night before Halloween. Nearly 4 hours about Satanism in SoundCloud rap, with Luke Marshall (@thingobserver). We go through Ghostmane's obvious position as a thelemite, touch on Trippie Redd's weird Laurel Canyon vibes, Sahbabii's Unknownism, and a long section on XXXTentacion.
In it, we possibly discover a pornographer who maybe grooms/recruits these guys (blackmails?) with a long list of stars under his belt. We talk about X's deep interest in Rudolf Steiner and other occultists, a possible human sacrifice, and perhaps who was behind X's murder.
I'm very proud of this one, lol. It's a wild trip. Happy Halloween, everyone.
Plagues - Ghostmane
Kali Yuga - Ghostmane
Elixir - Ghostmane
Choronzon - Ghostmane
Guardian Angel - XXXTentacion
John Dee - Ghostmane
Topanga - Trippie Redd
Pull Up Wit Ah Stick - Sahbabii
LOOK AT ME - XXXTentacion
I spoke to the devil in miami and he said everything would be fine - XXXTentacion
Jocelyn Flores - XXXTentacion
Take a Step Back - XXXTentacion and Ski Mask
regarding music videos (I think this is all the ones we mentioned):
[no ghostmane videos mentioned]
Trippie Redd - Topanga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE4Z0KfzpE8
at Bruno's house (note: I definitely said Bruce instead of Bruno at various points, but it's Bruno):
Tankhead666 - Tick Tock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN_7iAluwYA
Jugglord - Geeked ft. lil tracy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYqysE6X-yw
XXL Freshman Cypher w/ X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO12BCNUlLU
weird prophetic music video:
XXXTentacion - SAD!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAeYPfrXwk4
Mac Miller - Self Care: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsKT0s5J8ko
lil peep x lil tracy - white wine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckAAh-V428
Today's a rough episode. We talk about slave labor in concentration camps, and in Essen, and in Krupp factories. We talk about Krupp doctors studying inmate health, and Ewald Oskar Ludwig Löser, one of Krupp's executives, who communicated with Allen Dulles and whose ring attempted to assassinate Hitler. We talk about how Slavs were explicitly singled out to be slaves, the language around slavery, and then we talk about Buschmannshof, which was Krupp's child death camp. It's very bleak. Then we talk about the Lex Krupp again, to walk back from the edge.
Today we talk about the Krupp Steel empire during WWII, with both Gustav and his son Alfried Krupp. To start, we talk about Hjalmar Schacht's financial trickery to keep rearmament off Germany's books after the Nazis took power. Then we talk about Alfried Krupp, his interests and career up to that point, and how deranged his family was. We talk about Krupp's weapons during the Spanish Civil War, the case of Robert Rothschild, Gustav Krupp's senility, and the story of Artur Rümann, an art dealer who witnessed Alfried Krupp salivating and drooling over maps of soon-to-be expropriated factories across Europe. Then we introduce the topic of slave labor under Nazi Germany, including the theft of the Ukraine, culminating with the Battle of Kursk.
w/ Katyusha by the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army
Today's all about Gustav Krupp - his dementia, his views on German nationalism and Hitler, and especially the secret rearmament program after WWI. We're talking about tricking journalists, and how blindingly obvious it should have been to know they were rearming if you could, idk, read a balance sheet. Then we talk about exactly how Krupp Steel hid their weapons manufacturing and designers, like, black production, and how it intersected with Gustav's politics. Then, I discuss an important meeting of German industrialists with Hitler where some very curious things get brought up, then we talk about the terror elections, the immediate steps the Nazis actually took, and when Hitler declared Gustav Krupp to be the Führer of the Economy, and how Hitler was actually at Villa Hügel when he launched the Night of the Long Knives.
w/ Krupp und Krause theme song
Today I talk with Khalid of Subliminal Jihad about Islam, djinn, Slenderman, Iblis, Shaitan, Islamic kabbalah, Sabbati Zevi, ceremonial magic, and how T*ylor Sw*ft is a crypto-Sufi. It's a really fun conversation!
w/ Holy Ground by T*ylor Sw*ft
Today we're talking about WWI, including Big Bertha, the giant artillery gun, and German U-boats, both of which were developed by Krupp Steel. Then we discuss war profiteering, specifically the fact that, due to patents, the British firm Vickers technically owed about 60 marks for every dead German soldier. Then we discuss the Kaiser visiting the Krupp steelworks, a very interesting moment in history. After that, we discuss the German revolutions and political assassinations again, especially the communist takeover of the Krupp works, and the German army's massacre of these workers. Then, the French invaded, and Krupp committed more crimes, and we discuss how Krupp stayed afloat during this period. Hint: it's through outright subsidies from the government and financial crimes.
w/ Krupp und Krause theme song
Today Marga Krupp takes the helm of the Krupp firm, at least for a while, and the German state finds Bertha Krupp a reliable husband. The reliable man is Gustav Krupp, an interesting little homunculus. Then we discuss the extent of the Krupp empire at this point, and talk about their shitty renaissance fair antics, and then the run-up to WWI. Finally, we talk about the Brandt Trial, which ought to be called the Krupp trial, the SPD's role in the affair, and why Krupp was allowed to walk out unscathed.
w/ Krupp und Krause theme song