How I tried to not write about Pizzagate
Until mid December 2016 I had no intention whatsoever to write or even read about "Pizzagate". As I wrote in ISGP's Media Psywar Manual quite a few years ago:
"With the mainstream media a viewer, listener or reader primarily has to worry about the 1 percent that is not being reported or is being spun. With the alternative media, one has to worry about the 99 percent that it does report, because that's the amount of nonsense and spin going around."
I think I've proved my case several times over with articles about Coast to Coast AM, Alex Jones' Infowars, the "liberal CIA" network of media and activism, and the army of no-plane-at-Pentagon promoters.
So, I ignored everything. The numerous reports in the media, the countless 4Chan, Godlike Forum and Reddit links to my Beyond the Dutroux Affair article, the Eddie Bravo - Bryan Callen "debate" about Pizzagate on the Joe Rogan Experience, the half dozen emails of persons informing me about the affair, or wanting to debate it, or asking me to promote it (much like the weekly no-plane-at-Pentagon theory pushers). I ignored it. All of it.
Then, in mid-December 2016, I remembered that the year before, in December 2015, I wrote about Pizzagate future "stars" John Podesta, his brother Tony, and both Clintons, this in ISGP's Cult of National Security Trolls' chapter Tides, New World and Soros foundations financing UFO disinformation?
Why did I write about them? Well, the title says it all: because in the 1990s President Bill Clinton and his chief of staff John Podesta, at the instigation of Laurance Rockefeller, were key players in pushing the so-called "UFO disclosure" agenda. Steven Greer's disinformative Disclosure Project was one of several leading players in this effort; Edgar Mitchell, who happened to be all over Podesta's email box, another.
But, as always, the disclosure effort was just one giant farce. All the prominent material the Clinton-Podesta-Rockefeller group focused on was nonsense. Doing a little historical background checking, it soon turned out that John Podesta's brother and Hillary Clinton both were intimately part of the "liberal CIA" network since at least the 1980s, respectively through the People for the American Way activist group and the even more obviously CIA-tied New World Foundation, of which Hillary even served as chair. Essentially the Podestas and Hillary Clinton, similar to the Rockefellers, were elite security state operatives well before reaching their most influential positions in government.
After a lengthy association with George Soros-financed NGOs as David Brock's Media Matters for America, the Center for American Progress and his brother's People for the American Way, in 2014 and 2015 John Podesta served as an advisor to the Obama administration. When he left, he again tried to make the masses believe that he had tried to push high level officials for UFO disclosure. He did this through a tweet that read: "Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files." The tweet was discussed by a number of newspapers, including the Washington Post. 
That's as far as I took the information at the time, but Podesta's story didn't end there. Later in 2015 he became Hillary Clinton's campaign manager and as a result of his email box being hacked, he, Clinton and other close associates ended up in tons of controversy throughout the 2016 election year. Pizzagate served as a final chapter in this controversy.
So, realizing all this, I thought that maybe a little update would be in place in the Coast to Coast AM article. Just a tiny, little one; a few lines. Unfortunately, in order to write a few lines that are accurate, generally lots of studying has to be done. So in no-time I found myself deeply sucked into the Pizzagate controversy. This little fact-checking article - and then some - is the result.
Debunking the "pizza" "code words" in Podesta's emails
On March 19, 2016 hackers manage to fool then Clinton campaign manager John Podesta into changing the password of his gmail account through a basic phishing email. By July it starts raining Podesta emails through Wikileaks, resulting in a number of minor scandals: ties of Clinton to Wall Street and a variety of journalists, shenanigans of the already controversial Clinton Foundation, and concrete evidence that Clinton and the Democratic Party elite purposely undermined Bernie Sanders, Clinton's chief rival for the Democratic nomination.  In other words, whoever was behind the hacking did a lot of good - and maybe should receive a Pulitzer Prize.
In an interesting development, the first few days of November 2016 - amidst continued releases of thousands upon thousands of Podesta emails by Wikileaks - saw the emergence of "Pizzagate" in the alternative media: the claim that words as "pizza" and "pasta" in the Podesta emails were used as code words to conceal trafficking and sexual abuse of children. Before we look at any origins or motives behind these claims, let's first see what exactly the evidence entails.
When we look at a number of cited Podesta emails in prominent Pizzagate video clips - such as PizzaGate Definitive Factcheck: Oh My God (update: original removed in early 2017, but it had over half a million views) on the YouTube channel of David Seaman, a former "liberal CIA" Huffington Post contributor - at first glance one indeed is tempted to think that they reveal a kind of code language surrounding the terms "pizza" and "pasta". However, being extensively familiar with the treacherous nature of disinformation, I checked all the citations in their full context on Wikileaks. As it turns out, all of them have very mundane explanations. Here's a full list of the examples I ran into. Click on the dates to read the emails in their full context.
- January 6, 2014: email of Tony Podesta to his brother John: "Mary not free. Would love to get a pizza for an hour? Or come over."
Explanation: Looking at the email exchanges, Tony is just asking to go eat pizza at some place for an hour, or alternately, if his brother wants to come over, so they can eat it at home.
- December 24, 2015: email of John Podesta to Herb Sandler of the Sandler Foundation on Christmas Eve: "Ps. Do you think I'll do better playing dominos on cheese than on pasta?"
Explanation: Looking at the entire email, it becomes clear that Sandler used to give Podesta pasta for Christmas, but that he changed this tradition in 2015 and sent over "a lovely, tempting assortment of cheeses". Podesta's children would also be coming over and it appears what Podesta is saying is that he has been playing some kind of dominos game with his children involving these gifts. Certainly there's no child abuse context here.
- March 1, 2015: Jennifer Palmieri to John Podesta: "Have to settle for the pasta John gave us at Christmas."
- September 29, 2015: Tony Podesta to John Podesta with a CC to hkliegman@podestagroup: "The menu for Tuesday. Do you know what pasta you're doing? See you tonight?"
Explanation: The context isn't fully clear, because this involves just one brief email exchange, but it most certainly involves literal dinner plans, as John is replying: "When are you getting to the apt? I'm going to try to do my 8:00 and 9:00 conference calls from there over a bowl of pasta. Join me or do you have dinner plans?"
- September 2, 2014: Susan Sandler to her friend John Podesta: "The realtor found a handkerchief (I think it has a map that seems pizza-related. Is it yorus [sic]? They can send it if you want."
Explanation: If you read the full email conversation, it becomes clear that the Sandlers and possibly the Podestas were looking for a house at Martha's Vineyard. They visited several homes with a realtor agent. Afterwards the realtor send an email to Susan and Herbert Sandler that she had found a "square cloth handkerchief (white w/ black) that was left on the kitchen island" in one of the houses and inquired if anyone in the group wanted it back. She offered to send a batch of pillows as well, which may also have been left behind. Subsequently Susan Sandler asked John Podesta if the cloth handkerchief is his and if he wants it back. Apparently someone used it while eating pizza or maybe had artwork of a pizzeria on it. No secret pedophile code here.
- April 11, 2015: A certain Jim Steyer from Northern California asks John Podesta: "Walnut sauce for the pasta? ... was the sauce actually very tasty?" Again it is implied that some kind of code language related to sex acts is used here. For instance, Alex Jones is among those who used this email in a November 5, 2016 Prisonplanet article entitled Bombshell: Hillary Linked to Child Rape Network, Emails Suggest.
Explanation: This gets more and more in the domain of cheap trolling, as in ordinary life a word as "walnut sauce" indeed would be hilarious "code language" for something else entirely. However, this email correspondence also reveals nothing out of the ordinary. What they reveal is that Podesta is seen by friends and family as "a true master of cuisine" and that the Steyers never heard about walnut pasta sauce. I never heard about it either, despite my love of pasta (oh no!), but this sauce (oh no!) most certainly exists. And I'm also wondering if it is going to be any good (oh no!). See, it comes down to simple trolling.
- August 8, 2009: This email from chief Bill Clinton advisor Doug Band to John Podesta and others only consists of the sentence "As John said, it doesn't get any better than this" and included a picture of two Asian women eating pizza with a child. The Pizzagate claim here is that the women are child traffickers and with this picture were displaying their "merchandise" (the child) to key Clinton staffers. Additional weight is provided to this claim by bringing up the fact that these women were involved in investigating a human trafficking ring from North Korea.
Explanation: The women in question are Laura Ling and Euna Lee. They were arrested in North Korea in March 2009 and released on August 5, 2009 when Bill Clinton personally flew to North Korea and escorted the women back to the United States. Thus the fact that Clinton staffers were distributing an email of these women eating pizza - something they themselves are extremely fond of doing - three days after their release isn't the slightest bit suspicious. The fact that Ling and Lee were investigating human trafficking before their arrest isn't the slightest bit relevant here. As for the child, it is Laura Ling's then six-year-old daughter, Hana. Yes, that's how low disinformer have sunk.
- September 3, 2015: An email to John Podesta from White House colleague Todd D. Stern reads: "I'm dreaming about your hotdog stand in Hawaii". Not really pizza or pasta, but this food has also been promoted as representing some kind of hidden code.
Explanation: The context isn't clear, but it appears Podesta told Stern about a hot dog stand in Hawaii at some point that he may or may not own or have a stake in. Based on the email, there's not the slightest reason to suspect Stern was using code for some hidden boy brothel. Pizzagate enthusiasts should also know that this reference was first brought up as a joke, as was the "rougher internally" part and a reply of Hillary Clinton in an email that she asked for "a hot dog without bun" for lunch. More about that later.
Explanation: With the inclusion of the sentence before this, "Suffice to say we will not make it tonight, I am sad to say," and knowledge of the email discussed above, it's safe to say that Podesta and friends have a tradition of exchanging food gifts for Christmas. Obviously, uncooked pasta can be stored for over a year.
Clearly these email exchanges had NOTHING to do with code for child sexual abuse. These exchanges took place on completely separate dates with perfectly obvious contexts. There actually are 149 references to "pizza" and 78 to "pasta" in the leaked Podesta emails at wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/. Going through them I can't find one instance in which code language appears to have been used. The same obviously goes for the far less frequently used "walnut sauce" and "hot dog".
What I can do is find many more emails to take out of context. For example, in an email conversation of March 3, 2016 Tony Podesta asks his brother "29 st between park and Madison right around corner. Let me know [if you want to come]. Or I could bring a pizza home." To which John replies: "I'm going to pass. I have too much to do before heading to Michigan tomorrow. No need for pizza." Whoa! Exciting! Are they talking about a child? No, because when you see the heading it reads "815 dinner at Marta" and when you look up the address on 29th street you find a restaurant called Marta which is described in Google maps as "Airy Italian place with thin pizzas."
With that we can say that the "pizza" and "pasta" aspect of Pizzagate is a complete and utter fabrication, similar to hoaxes as no-plane-at-Pentagon or Kennedy-was-shot-by-his-driver theories. The main thing we learned is that the Podestas, who have an Italian background, really love pizza and pasta. And to be honest, who doesn't? All this talk about pizza and pasta actually makes my own mouth water all the time.
What we did until now is really only discredit one aspect of pizzagate: the so-called "secret code" in the Podesta emails involving "pizza" and "pasta" as euphemisms for child abuse. There are other aspects to Pizzagate though. The code word mania had only been concocted by online trolls after the John Podesta emails revealed a close friendship and association between the Podesta brothers, Comet Ping Pong owner James Alefantis and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Comet Ping Pong is a pizza restaurant in down town Washington, D.C. where people, especially children and young couples, can also play a little ping pong on the side. It looks like a run-down youth club, but this is just the restaurant's theme. It's a great place for families to come and eat with their children, at least during the day.
Immediately after the code words were "deciphered" on November 2 and 3, Comet Ping Pong owner James Alefantis and some of his personnel came under attack by online trolls. The premier example of this is a November 4, 2016 article of "DumbScribblyUnctious" on Reddit entitled Comet Ping Pong - Pizzagate Summary. In the article "DumbScribblyUnctious" extensively tried to make the case that Alefantis and his Comet Ping Pong are an integral part of a pedophile ring that services the Clintons and Podestas. Much of the "evidence" involved links to Alefantis' Instagram account.
The thread in question was deleted by Reddit in November. Luckily in mid December, when I was putting together this section, it was still available in Webarchive (where it now has also been removed). Going through a list of "flagged" Instagram photos of James Alefantis (@jimmycomet) by "DumbScribblyUnctious" and allies, virtually all can be dismissed as insignificant or having been interpreted wrongly on purpose by these trolls. Here's a summary:
- A little girl with her arms taped to a Comet Ping Pong restaurant table with a man standing behind her. Caption: "New seating area / procedure for your youngest guests? Hilar." Obviously the photo implies that children can't sit still and can't keep their hands off anything. However, a commenter rightly says: "This is pretty creepy bro". It is.
- A young, topless Kate Moss (picture not included here). She's an adult in the picture though, probably in her early 20s, so this photo proves nothing.
- A photo of Marina Abramovic, the founder of "spirit cooking", in which she is holding fire wood: "#faggot Marina and Faggot". While it reveals an association between the supposedly Satanic "spirit cooker" Marina Abramovic (to be discussed) and Alefantis, the context isn't clear, especially not with Alefantis calling Abramovic a "faggot".
- Guys staring at a hole in the ground. Absolutely proves nothing, although trolls undoubtedly meant to imply the existence of secret basements. What is interesting though is how Alefantis' gay nature immediately shines through when a good-looking guy nicknamed "ralphindc" asks: "Where is this hole?" and Alefantis replies: "@ralphindc you show me yours."
- Close up image of a baby's face. Trolls are saying Alefantis calls the baby a "#hotard", meaning a combination of a "hooker" and a "retard". It's not true that Alefantis calls the baby this. In the screenshot it becomes obvious that another Instagram user named joewills called Alefantis a "#hotard", after Alefantis returns the favor to joewills with the same word.
- Controversy exists about Alefantis calling a man with his little baby on Instagram "#chickenlovers". Unfortunately, this term is generally sexually interpreted, in one variation apparently even meaning a homosexual pedophile. However, upon closer inspection we see that the hashtag-link links to an Instagram page with people who love to eat chicken. Alefantis is also using plural, thus referring to both the child and the father. So maybe, just maybe, the father and baby daughter are acquaintances of Alefantis who have just been eating chicken or some kind of chicken-pizza.
- There was a picture of a 1991 Jeff Koons' image entitled Ilona's Asshole up on Alefantis' Instagram, on display at the elite Whitney Museum in 2014 - where Alefantis went to see it. It involves a picture of a penis going into a vagina. The butt of the girl actually looks so small it could be mistaken for a child's. However, the "actors" in the image were Jeff Koons himself and his wife Ilona Staller, also known as the porn star "La Cicciolina". It's easy to see why Alefantis would upload this image to his Instagram: the scene of a sleeping guard next to such hyper-expletive painting is somewhat hilarious.
- A lot of images of children (example) can be spotted in lists compiled from Alefantis' Instagram by Pizzagate trolls. It's hard to say how unusual this is, because it is unknown to what extent these children belong to family, friends and acquaintances of Alefantis or his personnel. And maybe 6 or 7 individual photos of children among possibly hundreds of Instagram uploads wouldn't be much all, especially not considering the amount of children and their families Alefantis comes into contact with on a daily basis through his Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant.
- Not in the list of "DumbScribblyUnctious": a picture of Alefantis snapped at Tony Podesta's home from underneath an artwork of a person arched backward in a kind of wrestler's bridge, except looking considerably more distressed. Trolls immediately drew parallels to pictures serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer took of his victims. However, the artwork in question is called The Arch of Hysteria and was created by Louise Bourgeois. She described the artwork as the product of "her interest in the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of pain and fear."  The artwork is based on photos and drawings in the late 19th century book Invention of Hysteria by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, pages 119 and 120 to be exact.
To summarize: the Instagram pictures of James Alefantis prove absolutely nothing in terms of him being a pedophile, except that he has been the target of online Pizzagate trolls with questionable motives.
Immediately after Pizzagate broke, promoters of the affair endlessly pointed to an old February 4, 2010 tweet of Andrew Breitbart, founder of the ultraright Breitbart.com news site, that asked why John Podesta isn't a household name as an "underage sex slave op[eration] cover-upperer". Anyone looking into evidence of elite child abuse sex will probably think at this point that there's evidence Podesta has been shielding some of his elite friends from child abuse allegations - similar to something as Beyond the Dutroux Affair. But no, once again, the truth isn't even remotely as exciting.
Andrew Breitbart's tweet, as well as quite a few others in the 2009-2011 period, referred to the 2009 ACORN "prostitution" scandal. A prostitution scandal? How exciting! No, it isn't. The whole scandal was created by Andrew Breitbart himself and some of his ultraright friends as a psyop against the Democrat Party. Breitbart financed an effort of James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles - the latter a daughter of ultraright propagandist Doug Giles  - to walk into different ACORN offices and try to get employees to advise them on how to set up an underage prostitution network with girls from El Salvador, complete with tips on how to evade taxes and capture by the authorities.  Shockingly, two black employees of ACORN's Baltimore office, Shira and Tanja, cooperated and told them everything they needed to do to start their illegal business. A partial transcript reads:
|O'Keefe||Is it against the law in Maryland, [underage] prostitution?|
|Shira:||Anything the government is not getting money from is always against the law. ... Be careful. Train them to keep their mouths shut. Always keep your eyes in the back of your head. ... [Tanja] is going to make it a legal business.|
|O'Keefe:||They're very young. We don't wanna put them on the books. They are from El Salvador. There's like 13 of them... They are like 15.|
|Tanja:||Well, then don't worry about it [with regard to a social security number]. ... If they're making money and they're underage you shouldn't let anybody know anyway.|
|Tanja:||Let me make sure there's a [tax] code for [your illegal prostitution business]. ... So, I'm thinking, if you work in ... "Performing Arts" - which is what you are, a performing artist. ...|
|O'Keefe:||You're an artist of sorts, the way you move your body.|
|Giles:||Yes, I'm very independent. Well, I am now that [my abuse pimp] is gone. |
These employees were an exception, however. When O'Keefe and Giles visited other ACORN office with the same story, employees weren't nearly as cooperative and generally called in the police. And the second this video became available, Shira and Tanja were fired by ACORN, as were two other employees.  Despite that, the ensuing coverage in ultraright media outlets as Fox News, the Washington Times and, of course, Breitbart still resulted in the government and private donors retracting funding from ACORN, leading to the closure of the group in 2010. In other words, Breitbart personally killed ACORN.
What Breitbart's tweets are based on is the fact that John Podesta was appointed to an ACORN advisory committee on how to handle the scandal. Soon Andrew Breitbart came to be of the opinion that Podesta and ACORN were giving far too much attention to the backgrounds of the individuals (Breitbart at the top) who brought the ACORN affair to the public and the questionable manner in which these persons had accomplished their work. So Breitbart thought it a good idea to start tweeting that Podesta is a "underage sex slave op cover-upperer". And because ACORN had such deep ties to the Democrat Party, Barack Obama, George Soros and the Tides Foundation - everything Breitbart and his newspaper loath - a lengthy barrage of tweets and articles followed about their ties to ACORN's "aiding & abetting child sex slavery rings in multiple offices."
To summarize, Podesta and friends as David Brock at the Soros-financed Media Matters for America did what they could to keep ACORN alive after Breitbart exposed a few lowest level and soon fired bad apples in their organization. That's it. Taken by itself, this affair reveals no evidence whatsoever of institutionalized corruption. Certainly it has nothing to do with evidence of high level pedophile networks with children being imported from El Salvador.
Technically, Breitbart could claim what he did, but in reality he was just pushing propaganda - as these ultraright interests always appear to be doing. It most certainly worked in this case. In 2010 ACORN was shut down due to a lack of funds after 40 years of existence. And in 2016 this piece of fake news helped give "credence" to the even more fake pizzagate affair.
4Chan user "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK"
Considering the above-discussed key aspects of the Pizzagate affair are such obvious hoaxes, a key question to ask might be who the people are that have been pushing these manipulations. Ordinary I wouldn't bother with the question who exactly invented a particular type of disinformation - more with who is peddling it - but it might be interesting to look at for a change, especially because the mainstream media has also attempted to do this.
In contrast to a Snopes investigative article on Pizzagate that pointed to the earlier-discussed "DumbScribblyUnctious" Reddit thread of November 4 as the origin of Pizzagate , a Buzzfeed article  pointing to the 4Chan forum as the origin of Pizzagate in late October 2016 is quite accurate. That article is missing a few details though. It also takes the origins of the pizzagate "myth" too serious, as, for example, evidence can be found that by mid to late October 2016 sporadic "dick jokes" had begun to appear about the Podesta emails surrounding the numerous references to pizza parties. It is in this period that "Pizza" and "cheese pizza" first became code words for child sex. However, they clearly were just goofs at that point. A person who actually appears to have complained about the "cheese pizza" jokes on October 14, shared the picture of Laura Lin, her daughter, and Euna Lee eating pizza after Bill Clinton had secured the release of these reporters from North Korea to make the case that all the references to pizza in the Podesta emails actually meant pizza - and not something else.
It remained rather quiet for almost 3 weeks, until the evening of November 2, 2016, when an anonymous 4Chan post by "qymNxRx3" entitled 'PODESTA IS A FUCKING PEDO' used the exact same picture to make the case that these women "are showing off wares to Podesta and Hillary's high level staff." As already discussed, the "wares" consisted of Laura Lin's daughter. Looking at copy-pastes from the November 2 article and words that betray an English background ("lads" and "colour"), it appears this same person made a post the next morning under the ID "bU74pXJK" with the title 'Podesta/Pizza PAC Investigation Thread 15'. It is in this thread that James Alefantis and his Comet Ping Pong are first mentioned - one day before the more detailed and now infamous Reddit post of "DumbScribblyUnctious". In addition, a minute after his initial 4Chan post, "bU74pXJK" did an update in which he shared a picture of Wikileaks founder Julian Assagne, accompanied with the following text:
|"Search for these possible doublespeak keywords in Wikileaks
"hotdog" = boy
"pizza" = girl
"cheese" = little girl
"pasta" = little boy
"ice cream" = male prostitute
"walnut" = person of colour
"map" = semen
"sauce" = orgy"
With his "hotdog" translation, "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK" actually seems to have picked up on a parallel thread that he managed to merge with Pizzagate. On October 25, 2016, Medium.com blogger Delmon Gulliver was joking about Todd Stern's email statements to Podesta "rougher internally" and "I'm dreaming about your hotdog stand in Hawaii", as well as Hillary Clinton's statement on another occasion that she'd like "a hot dog with no bun" for lunch.  As of January 11, 2017 the post has 7 likes, so it's unlikely to have had much, if any, impact. However, on October 27 a thread was opened on the Reddit forum by a certain "tidus8922". Titled 'Todd D. Stern dreams about John Podesta's "Hotdog stand in Hawaii..."', "Tidus8922" said little, but implied a lot, an obvious giveaway being a superimposed picture over the relevant email of a lanky man - with the posture of John Podesta and Todd Sterns - in a full-body SM suit. The post received 436 comments loaded with speculation. It's clear that "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK" at some point picked up on this line of trolling, either directly or indirectly.
By the afternoon of November 3, the list of 4Chan's "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK" was spreading through forums as Reddit, Godlike, Ron Paul and others. Buzzfeed said so, and I saw the spread happen live through incoming links to ISGP's Beyond the Dutroux Affair (which these propagandists themselves for obvious reasons have left alone). Twitter users also soon took notice. The most important user here on November 3 appears to have been the Fox News and New Yorker magazine-promoted, pro-Trump, "alt right" propagandist Mike Cernovich, who tweeted about the parallel-developing "hot dog" "controversy":
|""I'm dreaming about your hotdog stand in Hawaii"
This is code for something. Sex trafficking?
Anyone who looks at the original email will realize that Cernovich was trolling, possibly in criminal fashion. Despite that, Cernovich 's tweet was immediately followed by a reply of the much more minor Twitter user "The West Declines", who tweeted the Podesta emails "cheat sheet" apparently created hours before by 4Chan propagandist "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK":
|"@Cernovich Someone put this code word sheet together. Not sure of accuracy:
- "hotdog" = boy
- "pizza" = girl
- "cheese" = little girl
- "ice cream" = male prostitute
- "walnut" or nuts = person of colour
- "map" = semen
- "sauce" = orgy"
Whether "The West Declines" had learned of this cheat sheet directly from "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK" or through a number of copy-pastes is unclear, but he was making similar references as "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK" to "#Epstein" in replies to his above tweet.
Looking at the evidence gathered until here, we can say with a degree of certainty that November 2 was the birth of Pizzagate: the day that occasional goofing and trolling with words as "pizza" and "cheese pizza" went to a (supposedly) serious-as-can-be online investigation of child trafficking and child abuse. It was 4Chan propagandist "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK" who started that. Considering he clearly violated a few laws with regard to slandering public officials, maybe the FBI and mainstream media should have gone after the identity of this person...
While Pizzagate was born on November 2 by 4Chan propagandist "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK", with a significant amount of online speculation making the rounds on forums and Twitter by November 3, Pizzagate did not explode until November 4 with a perfectly-timed release of another batch of Podesta emails by Wikileaks. Instantly online "investigators" picked up on the rather bizarre "spirit cooking" dinners. By mid day headlines were appearing all over the alternative media that Podesta and the Clintons were involved in Satanic Ritual Abuse of children. Wikileaks did its part in the controversy with their November 4 tweet:
|"The Podestas "Spirit Cooking" dinner?
It's not what you think.
It's blood, sperm and breastmilk.
But mostly blood.
wearechange.org/spirit-cooking ... "
Apart from the timing of the Wikileaks release just over 24 hours after the birth of Pizzagate by a Julian Assange supporter, with this latest release involving the "spirit cooking" information, a few things should be considered suspicious about this tweet, namely that:
- the "spirit cooking" session in question involved pig blood instead of human blood;
- they link to key 9/11 disinformation platform We Are Change;
- the writer of the We Are Change article, Cassandra Fairbanks, is identified in that same article as a contributor to the Putin-backed Sputnik news agency.
The We Are Change link is interesting, considering that back in 2010 Assange stated, "I'm constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11..."  Funny, because We Are Change has been among the most prominent 9/11 Truth groups around ever since its creation by Alex Jones "protege" Luke Rudkowski. And as even Alex Jones surmised, the fact that Wikileaks released a batch containing the "spirit cooking" email mere hours after the first widespread rumors of child sexual abuse code words emerged from internet forums and Twitter accounts may not be a coincidence, especially not because We Are Change soon put focus on this email by linking to the We Are Change article. Jones has his own interpretations on this , of course, but personally I'd say it's rather obvious that Wikileaks had no interest in a balanced debate on spirit cooking.
In addition, We Are Change contributor Cassandra Fairbanks appears to be yet another example of the Russia-controlled press pushing the same western disinformation and disinformation agents (RT had no-planer Abby Martin and Pravda is controlled by the Far West group). Obviously mainstream media outlets, including Reuters, picked up on her Sputniknews.com affiliation and asked her about it. And obviously it didn't mean anything, according to Fairbanks. Looking at her past, Fairbanks is a product of Anonymous and Occupy Wall Street , two groups already taken up in ISGP's "liberal CIA" oversight, along with Wikileaks, due to their clear connections to the elite liberal Eastern Establishment network of NGOs.
After the "spirit cooking" tweet of Wikileaks, the internet exploded. The information was immediately integrated into the emerging Pizzagate controversy. Among the pushers of the bogus affair were all the usual ISGP suspects. The most prominent and extreme, as always, was Alex Jones of Infowars. Amidst a barrage of articles and discussions on so-called "pizza", "pasta, "hot dog", "hamburger", "cats", "dogs", "Beanie Babies" and "walnut sauce" code words , Jones openly wondered "how many children Hillary personally murdered ... chopped up and raped". Then he called her "one of the most vicious serial killers the world has ever seen" and proceeded to do a little fake crying for "zhe children" .
Of course, there also was Jeff Rense with his pro-Nazi website Rense.com; James Corbett, Coast to Coast AM and Joe Rogan Experience favorite David Seaman and - it pains me to say this - Joe Rogan Experience resident conspiracy theorist Eddie Bravo. It must be a coincidence that all these individuals have been pushers of chemtrail and no-plane-at-Pentagon theories as well.
Even Joe Rogan himself has endorsed the Pizzagate code words theory, albeit, as usual, in the safest possible way. On February 1, 2017 Alex Jones was on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast for the first time, a podcast that garnered almost 4 million views on its official YouTube link alone within two months. Thinking the Pizzagate affair was over, I soon realized I couldn't have been more wrong. Listening to the podcast, it actually began to look as if the alternative media is attempting to make Pizzagate part of any future elite child abuse discussion for years to come. For four hours Jones was intermittently ranting about "hot dogs" being code for "male prostitutes", "walnut sauce" and his favorite, "children in hot tubs". These alleged code words have already been debunked earlier in this article. Strangely, all of sudden Joe's generally very savvy assistant "Young Jamie" fails to discredit these claims while looking them up online, while Rogan, 47 minutes into the podcast, affirms:
|"Maybe it is ["hot dogs" being code for "male prostitutes"], but what I'm saying is, anybody who is skeptical, anybody who is looking at this and is saying, "You guys are so fucking crazy. You're making such gigantic leaps of faith." No leaps, just look at all the weird code in those emails. There's definitely some code in those emails."|
The rest of the four hour podcast was quite hard to sit through. Pretty much not a single piece of credible information was discussed: ancient aliens, Niburu, fake moon landings, Albert Pike's non-existent three world wars letters, chemtrails, CIA "rogues" having engaged in drug trafficking, etc. - all of it just the usual go-to disinformation points. That's additionally interesting because I personally had to bribe Alex Jones in 2007 with $500 to link to Beyond the Dutroux Affair while I informed Joe Rogan's clique of this article around 2013. Of course, not the slightest mention of this article was made. Half the time it almost looks as if Jones in particular is talking about it ("We have the documents; we got the names; it's all coming out now."), but, of course, it's just Pizzagate he's talking about: the most ridiculous and disinformative elite child abuse expose ever devised.
Much other continued pushing of Pizzagate comes from forums at Reddit, Reddit spin-off Voat and Godlike that spawned much of the affair. Seeing occasional links to ISGP articles coming from these forums, it once again is very clear that groups of government-backed disinformers dominate the discussions on Pizzagate and are looking to milk the controversy for as long as they can. The most ridiculously impossible connections are made all the time. For example, on the Godlike Forum a discussion was started that the CIA's Camp Peary, also known as "The Farm", is the same "farm" where Podesta's clique went to visit "children in hot tubs". Yes, that's how crazy it gets. And this stuff is pushed 24/7, all year long, clogging up the entire internet.
In another example, three days after I linked this article at the top of Beyond the Dutroux Affair to stop this article from being continually linked to Pizzagate, a contributor to Voat linked to it, asking what others thought about it. Predictably, the core group of Pizzagate pushers began having seizures and used all the usual tactics to cast doubt on this article. One contributor is particular hilarious to cite:
|"To compare Pizzagate to theories such as a cruise missile hitting the Pentagon [as ISGP does] is pathetic. We all know it wasn't a plane. We all know that whatever really happened at Sandy Hook was covered up. We all know that one of the bombs at the Boston Marathon was a sound bomb and that a certain guy didn't have any legs anyway, he lost them in Afghanistan.
"It mentions troll or trolling 16 times, and propagandist 6 times. It reads like something from a 20 year old rookie at WaPo..."
Here we have yet another disinformer dictating the general commandments of the conspiracy disinformation bible to any potential dissenters. We all know these theories from more prominent conspiracy gurus as James Fetzer and Dave McGowan. The article was 79% downvoted with one mod immediately announcing he would be "flairing as disinfo", giving us an indication of the number of disinformers on these forums. In the long run, no honest contributor is going to survive here, as these people simply cannot be reasoned with. They will always, absolutely always, attempt to undermine your claims, no matter how irrational. You will never have the last word.
The same goes for any "free speech zone" anywhere on the internet. The second conspiracies are discussed, it will be infiltrated, overtaken and destroyed by these trolls. The only difference with Pizzagate is that these trolls were provided with national media attention and promoted as being representative of any person ever suspicious of government.
However, outside of these rather marginal conspiracy forums and low profile sites, we only have a handful of pushers of the Pizzagate affair. And they are a rather tight-knit network that includes Alex Jones, Jeff Rense, Joe Rogan, Eddie Bravo and David Seaman. In an ideal situation, all these individuals are arrested and investigated on charges of undermining democracy and free speech.
Interestingly, a third (former) Joe Rogan friend and major conspiracy disinformer apart from Eddie Bravo and David Seaman, Jan Irvin, has also been pushing Pizzagate, including the theory that "pizza" and "pasta" code words exist in the Podesta emails - a subject we just completely debunked.  Despite the small size of Irvin's podcast, he actually is a somewhat important character in Pizzagate, because he has interviewed a person who claims to have been one of the originators of the "affair": long-time 4Chan participant  Dean Fougere, a.k.a. "Titus Frost". 
Based on his own words about his Pizzagate involvement, Fougere couldn't have been 4Chan propagandist "qymNxRx3 / bU74pXJK" - who appears to have been British anyway. But Fougere's inspiration for Pizzagate "research" did come from 4Chan: "It all kicked off when I saw some obvious code words being talked about on 4Chan..."  Despite this let down, Fougere still is interesting enough to talk about for people to get a sense of the identity behind an ordinarily anonymous troll on forums as 4Chan.
During the Irvin interview, and when one doesn't pay attention to the details of his statements, Fougere comes across as lucid and rational. He also has a very decent background. He used to be a Roanoke College Pi Kappa Alpha frat boy  who for his summer job shuttled an unnamed but wealthy Wall Street broker to and from the elite Nantucket Island.  While not quite as elite as neighboring Martha's Vineyard, where the Clintons, Podestas, Rothschilds and other Democrat elites generally spend their summers, Nantucket is also an island with a strong Democrat and Wall Street presence. Since 2008 Fougere has been the vice president for sales and marketing of D-2 Incorporated , a business "that specializes in [oil pipeline] conductivity measurement and control". Listed partner firms of D-2, with Fougere's email appearing on the same page, include oil industry giants as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Total, KBR Halliburton and Honeywell, as well as the "U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army (TARDEC) [and] NATO." 
With a background like this, what are the chances that Fougere is a true believer in the Pizzagate conspiracy that he helped promote? Or, for that matter, his other theories, which he promotes under his pseudonym Titus Frost and include chemtrails, Illuminati symbolism, cold fusion-powered particle beams destroying the World Trade Center, a cruise missile hitting the Pentagon and the Sandy Hook shooting being a hoax. Obviously he's a troll. The only question is who is running him. And what role his former and current employers have played a role in this.
Apart from the 'PODESTA IS A FUCKING PEDO' post of "qymNxRx3" on 4Chan on November 2, 2016, which essentially is the origin of Pizzagate, something else happened that day. It was the day that Truepundit.com published an article BREAKING BOMBSHELL: NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes with Children, Child Exploitation, Pay to Play, Perjury. The article claims that the New York Police Department and FBI found evidence for the above-listed crimes while going through emails belonging to Anthony Weiner, the former New York City congressman whose "sexting" affair with a 15-year-old was exposed in the media in late September 2016.  The article furthermore alleged that FBI director James Comey had been forced to reopen the Clinton email investigation four days before this article after reviewing the new evidence on Weiner's laptop.
The whole Truepundit article reads like a typical anti-Clinton Alex Jones broadcast. Here we have, apart from "FBI sources", anonymous "NYPD detectives and a NYPD Chief" describing how they're digging for ties to the Jeffrey Epstein child abuse affair while threatening to go public "if the FBI [top] and Justice Department fail to garner timely indictments against Clinton and co-conspirators". Of course, Weiner's wife, key Clinton staffer Huma Abedin, is dragged in as a suspect, followed by another dire warning: "If they don’t cooperate they are going to see long sentences." Oh noes!
Coincidentally, Truepundit.com happens to be a pro-Trump propaganda site that was only registered in March 2016 and didn't appear in Webarchive until June 22. It's the furthest thing from a credible source. Incredibly, it was none other than General Michael Flynn, a key advisor of Donald Trump and soon his national security advisor, who helped bring the True Pundit article to the attention of the masses with a tweet that very same day. It wasn't a very subtle tweet either:
|"U decide - NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes w Children, etc...MUST READ! truepundit.com/breaking-bombs..."|
Two days later, on November 4, it was a certain Erik Prince who referred to the exact same "New York Police Department" sources and made the exact same allegations as those in the True Puncit article, in his case to fellow-conservative propaganda site Breitbart.com. Erik Prince just happens to be the founding chairman and CEO of Blackwater USA who admitted that his company served as a CIA front during its partnership with the JSOC terrorist assassination unit operating out of "allied" Pakistan in the years after the Iraq invasion. With top "retired" CIA officers as Cofer Black, apparent mafia hit man and CIA drug trafficker Enrique Prado, Buzzy Krongard and Robert Richer on various boards of Blackwater in this period, an admission of Prince along these lines would hardly have been necessary.
The Blackwater network is discussed in some detail in ISGP's The Supranational Suspects Behind 9/11 article, considering the failures and ties of the above men in relation to the 9/11 hijackers. Blackwater is also discussed in ISGP's Cult of National Security Trolls article, because one of the long-time owners of the Coast to Coast AM "fake news" franchise, Red McCombs, flanked by former CIA deputy director Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, followed up Erik Prince as chairman of Blackwater after the firm became mired in controversy over its out-of-control behavior in Iraqi, which random shootings on citizens and death threats to State Department investigators. Obviously, Inman - who also served as deputy DIA director and ONI and NSA director - and McCombs were put in place to make sure that nothing changed at the firm and nothing else leaked out.
Interestingly, right after this entire section had been finished, international newslines appeared revealing that Erik Prince has been serving as an advisor to incoming president Donald Trump  and also acted as a backchannel for Trump to try to get Putin cease his support for Iran. 
This development makes sense for many reasons, and not because Prince acted as a trusted disinformation peddler for the Trump presidential campaign while his sister, Betsy DeVos, was appointed Trump's first secretary of education. No, the underlying reason for these facts is that Prince is a top-level veteran of Bush's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which in turn has a lot to do with the fact that he's the daughter of Elsa Prince, a decades-long key participant and council member of the elite Council for National Policy (CNP).
The CNP basically is the nexus of what remains of America's Christian old right isolationists and (Cold War) "new" right interventionists. Contra War veterans Colonel Oliver North and General John Singlaub have been some of the long-term council members. Top individuals of Trump-supporting news outlets as Breitbart (executive chair Steve Bannon became Trump's chief White House strategist), World Net Daily and Newsmax have all been among the membership, with Infowars' Alex Jones having sworn his allegiance to the group on more than a few occasions. All members essentially are Christian extremists, corporate fascists and even conspiracy disinformers of the ultraright John Birch Society school. They often claim to oppose the neocons, but in reality share a deep antipathy for Muslims and great affection for endless foreign interventions without looking at the national budget.
So no, Erik Prince smearing Trump's opponents and subsequenly advising Trump on matters of defense and national security, as well as serving a private bridge towards Putin for him, shouldn't really come as a surprise.
Then, when we look at fellow-Pizzagate pusher General Michael Flynn, is it really a coincidence that he, as the director of intelligence for JSOC and a protege of JSOC commander General Stanley McChrystal, used to work with Erik Prince and his CIA-riddled Blackwater firm back in the 2004-2007 period? Probably not. In fact, the more we look at General Flynn, the more hints we find that Pizzagate was little more than part of a joint CNP-neocon Trump coup against the Clinton campaign.
For starters, in early December 2016, even after the Pizzagate controversy had resulted in a shooting at Alefantis' Comet Ping Pong and more than enough evidence was available in the public domain that the entire affair was a hoax, Flynn's son, Michael Flynn Jr., who aided his father in Trump's transition team for the presidency, continued to tweet in favor of a Pizzagate investigation. He would be removed from the Trump administration as a result, but this is a clear indication as to how dedicated the Flynn family is to spreading disinformation.
Let's cut the discussion of the Trump administration off here. We can go very deep into the histories of Erik Prince, General Michael Flynn, Donald Trump and Trump's age-old partners Roy Cohn and Roger Stone, but this is distracting to the discussion of Pizzagate. A separate ISGP article will deal this. Rest assued though that this network has been very deeply involved into controlled opposition networks, including General Michael Flynn.
Genuine aspects of Pizzagate: in brief
The amount of noise generated related to Pizzagate is truly staggering, although not necessarily more staggering than with other well-known conspiracy subjects. There's really no point in debunking every single claim, because even this week as I'm writing this article a number of new, bogus theories related to Pizzagate have been created, most of it through forums as 4Chan, Reddit and Godlike Forums. Considering these forums regularly link to ISGP, new developments and theories are relatively easy to pick up on. This is just how the game works. Instead, it might be more fruitful to distill some of the more genuine aspects of Pizzagate and ignore all the rest.
Also, in light of Beyond Dutroux having been banned from Google during the writing process of this article, it might be extra productive to look for ties between elements of Pizzagate and this Belgian elite child abuse affair of the late 1990s.
As for a first genuine element of Pizzagate, in mid 2016 former New York congressman Anthony Weiner was caught in a sexting affair with a 15-year-old minor.  It was the third time he ended up in a sexting scandal. The first time was in 2011. As a result, he had to resign as congressman, which he had been since 1999. In 2013 his campaign to become New York City's mayor was derailed with a second sexting affair. The third time was much worse. Not only did it involve a minor this time, it also briefly caused the FBI to reopen the Hillary Clinton email scandal immediately before the 2016 presidential elections, crashing her in the polls. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, a key aide to Hillary Clinton since 1996, left him immediately after the scandal became known.
As for its importance to Pizzagate: think what you will of Weiner, there's no evidence of an organized child abuse network around him. Even when he goes to prison on child abuse or child pornography charges, the case is only moderately interesting at best.
A second genuine element of Pizzagate is the case of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, sentenced to prison in 2016 for being a "serial child molester". Lucky for him, the statue of limitations had run out on the most important charges, resulting in only 15 months in prison.  Hastert could be seen on national television sitting behind or next to presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush during their State of the Union addresses.
The Wikileaks releases revealed Tony Podesta acknowledging in a June 1, 2015 email to "have stayed in touch with denny Hastert [for] almost 50 years since Camp Nose." Obviously it would be interesting to know what Podesta and and others in government exactly knew about Hastert's behavior.
Peculiarly, when the indictment of Hastert was announced on May 28, 2015, John Podesta's old colleague from the Clinton administration, Jake Siewert (who also served in the Obama administration under superclass Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner and then became an executive at Goldman Sachs), sent him an email of only one sentence that read: "Might be time for Denny to vanish to an undisclosed Japanese island." That's a clear reference to Camp Nose, located on Osaka island, Japan, and where Tony Podesta (without John) went to in 1965 with Denny Hastert on a "People to People Student Ambassador Program".  By the time they were sent over, Podesta and Hastert were in their early 20s and were involved in the oversight of some the youths.
The fact is, it's entirely possible that John or Tony Podesta already communicated to Siewert, a frequent contact of theirs, about a May 19 email to the Podestas from Masahiko Horie, an old member of Camp Nose who went there with Tony Podesta and Hastert. If not, that would be very strange coincidence and very much indicitive of Hastert's pedophile activities going back all the way to Camp Nose. But even then, why single out Nose? So most likely it's the former - there's been communication. And that doesn't exclude the latter possibility.
As for Horie, he used to be Japan's ambassador for global environmental affairs. He hadn't been in contact with Tony Podesta and Dennis Hastart for 49 years after their joint Camp Nose experience. On May 19, 2015 Horie met John Podesta at a United Nations Foundation dinner, informed him of the history he had with his brother, and subsequently send his old "Nose friend", Tony Podesta, an email. Despite not having talked to Tony Podesta for half a century, Horie had been involved in the globalist network since at least the 1990s when he was a participant in the elite new age conferences of the State of the World Forum, which was dominated by men as Ted Turner, Maurice Strong and David Rockefeller.  Today Horie is involved in the Sustainable Development for All NGO with the Ban ki-Moon, the House of Saud, John Kerry and two African members of the Rockefeller Foundation. 
It seems obvious that Horie was groomed for high office since at least university, as is also very common in the United States though Harvard, Yale and Princeton in particular, as discussed in ISGP's Pilgrims Society article. Horie graduated from Osaka University and Tulane University (1973) in New Orleans. Whether it's relevant or not, Tulane's board of trustees was dominated by Rockefeller scientists and some of the closest Rockefeller allies in the region, such as United Fruit and Freeport Minerals.
One would think Camp Nose would be relatively insignificant, but the loyalty these men appear to have to each other seems to approach that of Yale fraternities as Skull & Bones. In his email to Podesta, Horie, for example writes, "When you come to Japan, please let me know. I will convene our Nose friends. I am having lunch with Kei-chan next week in Osaka!" These men spent three months with each other half a century ago, but end up in the highest offices, working for and with the same supranational interests, and apparently continue to value their "Nose" network. Yes, who knows if some kind of elite grooming is going on through Camp Nose as well, possibly to guarantee long-term U.S.-Japan cooperation. Full membership lists are welcome.
Then there's the peculiar liking Tony Podesta takes to creepy, pedophile-looking, cannibalistic and overall very depressing art. In September 2004 the Washington Post did an article on the art Tony Podesta's has been collecting at a number of his homes, as well at his office. The Washington Post author described seeing works of Margi Geerlinks at Tony's office, including "a boy seemingly born from a sewing machine... a young girl knitting her own hair [and] a naked woman immersed in blood-red liquid." The photographs are supposed to serve as a warning to the dangers of genetic engineering, but they'll undoubtedly raise a few eyebrows here and there.
The Washington Post article went on to describe that Tony Podesta and his wife had a number of "pictures of naked teenagers in their parents' suburban homes", creations of Katy Grannan , a Harvard and Yale-educated artist whose works have been endorsed by the equally elite Guggenheim Museum.  It's not really clear which exact pictures of Grannan the Podestas kept in their bedroom, but it was enough for some of his guests to feel "horrified".  The pictures on the right are part of today's Guggenheim collection. Some are more exclicitely nude than others. It certainly is an interesting discussion to have: at what point does art go over into open display of pedophilia? If the authorities found this art in the possession of a known or suspected pedophile, he would be immediatly prosecuted for it. But when it hangs on the walls of a member of the establishment and has been endorsed by an elite museum, all of a sudden it's an acceptable art form and, on top of that, becomes a sin to ask questions about it. Personally, I'm not sure where the line is. It probably does go on a case by case basis. But still... put some clothes on the kids above, especially the girl knitting her hair. The message would be the same and far more comfortable to look at.
In June 2015, Washington Magazine did an art special on Tony Podesta's relatively recent Kalorama home.  It revealed that he maintained at least three paintings of the female Serbian painter Biljana Djurdjevic. To a large extent paintings of Djurdjevic seem to form one large collective with the theme of physical abuse and the permanent psychological scars it leaves behind being central. Many of the paintings depict a group of young children that are or have been abused by being stripped naked to their underwear, hung on ceilings by ropes, treatened by aggressive Doberman Pinchers, and beaten with chains and brass knuckles. Other paintings depict these children lost in the forest and laying on their backs in the swamp here, all with empty eyes and pale white bodies. Still other paintings seem to depict these children as they're at middle age or elderly, still looking lost and with the same terrifying, empty eyes - and often still in their underwear. There are some variations to this, but people being lost, walking around in unflattering underwear, and physical and mental abuse all seem to be core themes. So yes, there might be a message there, but once again, as with Margi Geerlinks and Katy Grannan, we find very young, naked children. Or, in this case, almost naked.
Both the 2004 Washington Post and 2015 Washington Magazine articles depict Tony Podesta with his Arch of Hysteria sculpture, "one of his favorite works". The artwork is based on a drawing in the late 19th century book Invention of Hysteria by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot.  The sculpture itself was created by Louise Bourgeois. She described it as the product of "her interest in the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of pain and fear."  Internet disinformers have drawn a parallel between the Arch of Hysteria and to a picture rapist, serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer shot of one of his victims. That's all nice and well, but the Podestas have a deep interest in art and the original (and obscure) concept of the Arch of Hysteria most certainly goes back a century before Dahmer went on his killing spree.
Speaking of cannibals, in April 2016 Time magazine reported that a painting in John Podesta's office at Hillary Clinton's Brooklyn headquarters, one of the locations from which he was coordinating Clinton's presidential campaign, "shows two men hunched over a dining room table, bearing knives and forks. On the table lays a man in a suit, who looks vaguely like Podesta."  It can be seen in the image compilation above. The title of the painting is "We're Bringing An Old Friend Over For Dinner", most likely meaning how old friends can take advantage of each other in the world of business and politics as situations change.
What can we really say about the art collection of Tony Podesta? He gathered the worst type of art imaginable for someone accused of involvement in a child abuse or even Satanic ritual abuse network (there's really no direct evidence of this, by the way): children everywhere, some getting abused, some naked, one bathing in blood; and a cannibal painting to finish things off. How nice. It's quite bizarre to say the least.
It is often said that art is a reflection of the inner self. If that's the case, Podesta clearly has a few demons to exorcise. Even art that is not supposed to be depressing, looks depressing, such as the human doll that I will term here "Tumorman". From now on, maybe he should stick to paintings of rainbows, flowers and butterflies. And maybe he should paint them himself to get that positive vibe going.
Not mentioned yet is that back in 2015 Tony Podesta owned at least one piece of art of Marina Abramovic, stashed in his Kalorama home. Abramovic became prominent during the Wikileaks releases of John Podesta's emails, because a June 28, 2015 email of Marina Abramovic to Tony Podesta was found in which she confirms Tony's presence at a "spirit cooking" dinner at her home and asks if his brother John is willing to attend. Eventually John did not attend, at least according to Marina, but she acknowledged that Tony is a "long-standing friend of mine"  who also was one of her financial backers in the founding of the Marina Abramovic Institute.  The primary issue with the Podesta-Abramovic relationship is that people have been worried about Abramovic's "spirit cooking" sessions. And, looking at the "spirit cooking" scenes below (and some above), who can blame them?
Bizarre, isn't it? For many decades Abramovic's performance art has centered on pain, blood, torture (in which she subjected herself to the public with weapons laying around to torture her ), self-mutilation, child murders, ritual sacrifice, cannibalism, possession, pentagrams, goat heads, serpents and serpent goddesses. Bizarrely, in her 2016 biography Walk Through Walls very little is written about these subjects, and certainly not anything about her rather obvious "magickal" or occultic influences or related practices. And that while from various reports we can gather that she clearly is very new age-oriented.  It appears there's also no one in the art world who asked her about any occult influences. Apparently it's a big no-no. On Twitter, during the height of the Pizzagate affair, Abramovic even denied being a Satanist - if only part-time as a performance artist - ironically while her Twitter name was @AbramovicM666. A few days later, the account was suspended for reasons unknown.
The only serious influence for her dark inspiration that we can find in Marina's biography - which has been edited by the esteemed journalist and biographer James Kaplan - is that she was raised by a physically abusive communist family that was obsessed with never showing any kind of weakness, including cries of pain. 
Overall, Abramovic's family from her mother's side doesn't appear to have contained too much sunshine. Her great-grandmother was expelled from a wealthy family for having fallen in love with a servant and lived in total poverty. One of her daughters, Milica, at age 15 ended up in an arranged marriage with a wealthy 35-year-old Far East silk and spice trader with the name Uros Rosic, Marina Abramovic's grandfather. During the wedding night, Milica fled the room thinking Uros was trying to murder her.
Uros was in business with his brother Aleksa and his father George, while his brother Narvana was a priest in the Orthodox Christian church of Serbia. Eventually, from 1930 until his death in 1937, and undoubtedly as a result of the influence of his family, Narvana ended up as the head/patriarch of Serbia's Orthodox Christian church - and with that apparently the most influential man in the country apart from "the king".  Interesting detail? Varnava was an avid supporter of Nazi Germany who praised Hitler for leading "a battle which serves all of humanity" and allowed his church to print anti-Jewish propaganda. 
At the time of his dead Varnava also opposed the Concordat, a treaty between the Vatican and the Yugoslavian government to make the Catholic Church the official religion of the country. Varnava implemented the policy to excommunicate any member of his church who would vote in favor of the Concordat.  When Varnava suddenly died the night when the Concordat legislation was brought to parliament, riots broke out amidst widespread suspicions of foul play.
Intriguingly, even today Wikipedia nor any other mainstream English source mentions that the two brothers of Varnava died that same year, and reportedly all within a two month period. We have to go to a Serbian genealogical website for that  About the only English-language source we can learn this from is from Abramovic's biography, in which she states that the three brothers met with "the king" - apparently the rather antagonist  regent Prince Paul Karadordevic , whose nephew in recent times hosted a meeting of the secretive CIA-Vatican liaison group Le Cercle  - to discuss the Concordat. When Varnava continued to resist, the king's physician  had diamond powder mixed with the food of the brothers, resulting in their "terrible deaths from intestinal bleeding."  Then again, three days before his death, Varnava is reported to still have led a large mass.  So true or not, the brothers opposed the Vatican and allied royal families and all died in 1937. That stretches the imagination for it to have been coincidence. Separately, adding diamond powder to food is not an unheard form of assassination in Medieval and Renaissance high society. The practice has been attributed to Catherine de Medici (1519-1589) and a number of other aristocrats.
After World War II, Uros' widow, Marina's grandmother, was bankrupted when her daughter, the physically abusive uber-communist mother of Marina, told the communists where she had stashed away all her remaining wealth.  So yes, one big happy family. Enough to explain some of Abramovic's "Byzantine" fascinations? (Justinian I was born in present day Serbia, what do you know?) Maybe, but certainly her own aristocratic roots are an interesting detail to have. It could have led to easier acceptance by various European and American aristocratic circles, much of it we still need to discuss.
As for the much more modern ties of Tony Podesta to Abramovic, they might be interesting, but the fact remains that Abramovic's international fame today is largely thanks to the Rockefeller-founded Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), which has been hosting her original, 1996, 30-some page Spirit Cooking With Essential Aphrodisiac Recipes booklet , a rather silly and innocent compilation of utterly ridiculous "poems"/recipies. Think, for example, of, "In time of doubt, keep a small meteorite stone in your mouth." Others, including the opening recipies, are much more obviously occult leaning - yet still come across as rather silly:
- "Mix fresh breast milk with fresh sperm milk. Drink on earthquake nights."
- "With a sharp knife, cut deeply into the middle finger of your left hand. Eat the pain."
- "Fresh morning urine, sprinkle over nightmare dreams."
The scenes people have seen online of Abramovic writing on walls in pig blood are the "recipes" of this 1996 Spirit Cooking booklet, which only contains a few hundred words in all. 
Moving on, in 2005 the Guggenheim Museum was the first to feature Marina Abramovic, in what was described as an effort that "jump-started the current performance-art reperformance boom". In 2010 this was followed by a very important exhibit of Abramovic at the Rockefeller's Museum of Modern Art.  Since 2013 Rockefeller Brothers Fund, with aid from the similarly "liberal CIA" Knight Foundation and the Soros, Ford, Mellon and MacArthur Foundation-backed Sundance Film Festival, have financed the 3D film A Portrait of Marina Abramovic. 
With backing like this, it is easy to see how Abramovic has become enough of a cultural icon to be seen with the likes of Jay Z and Anthony Weiner, who participated in her museum art show; and Lady Gaga, Hugh Jackman, Gwen Stefani, Debbie Harry, Robert De Niro and Pamela Anderson, who are known to have attended and/or participated in her cannibal art galas. At various social events Ambramovic has been spotted with Al Pacino, James Franco, Nicki Minaj, Woody Allen, Adriana Lima, Kristen Stewart, Liv Tyler, Beyonce, David Copperfield, etc.  Naomi Campbell attended Abramovic's birthday party.
I'd say few of her VIP contacts are particularly important to discuss. The Wolverine, a.k.a. Hugh Jackson, looked a little flustered at Abramovic's event, for example. But people like to know and it may always come in handy in the future, because you never know what's up. And, it must be said, Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce are Black Lives Matter financiers and thus other obvious favorites of the Rockefeller establishment. The story of Anthony Weiner and his sexthing addiction, including with underage girls, we know. David Copperfield and Naomi Campbell are also known as friends of pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Pamela Anderson, believe it or nor, has very, very deep "liberal CIA" ties through the environmental movement, Wikileaks and her foundation. And Robert De Niro, the irrational Donald Trump campaigner  with CIA ties , has ... Oh, wait a minute. We'll get back to him. Once again it has worked in ISGP's advantage to be as thorough as possible.
Some of the most high society names Abramovic has been spotted with are fashion designer Princess Diane von Furstenberg, Wendi Deng Murdoch, the wife of billionaire Rupert Murdoch; and billionaire Ted Forstmann, who had Michael Eisner, Colin Powell, George Shultz, Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger and Lynn Forester de Rothschild on the advisory board of his company Forstmann Little. 
As for Diane von Furstenberg, she was married to Prince Egon von Furstenberg, whose mother was the eldest sister of Gianni Agnelli, the long-time Bilderberg participant and best friend of Henry Kissinger. Anno 2017 Diane's son, Alexander, is a director of InterActiveCorp, which, apart from The Daily Beast, controls just about every online dating app in existence: Tinder, OKCupid, BlackPeopleMeet.com and a dozen others. Other directors of InterActiveCorp are Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary and the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation; Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Michael Eisner and chairman Barry Diller. The latter is Diane von Furstenberg's present-day husband and Rupert Murdoch's predecessor as president of Fox. In other words, Diane von Furstenberg is more than just a high society fashion designer. The Diller - von Furstenberg Family Foundation, ran by Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander von Furstenberg, is discussed in ISGP's "liberal CIA" article.
Who knows who else Abramovic met, but it was all made possible because her art show was picked up by the Guggenheim in 2005, the Rockefeller's Museum of Modern Art in 2010 and was put on the road by the elite-backed Sundance Film Festival.
Keep in mind that it is possible that the Rockefellers may well use their Museum of Modern Art to help keep some of their favorite agents of influence afloat. Remember, for example, that alien abduction "researcher" Budd Hopkins had his "art" featured at MoMa, similar to the equally Eastern Establishment-dominated Whitney Museum (and how Rupert Murdoch's daughter-in-law is the half-sister of super-prominent 9/11 no-planer Eric Hufschmid). MoMa itself used to act as a CIA front, with the Rockefellers all involved in the CIA, the national security council and directly with numerous presidents - and thus at the absolute highest level. Much more details on this in ISGP's Pilgrims Society article.
As times goes by, ISGP actually keeps spotting more and more elites surrounding Abramovic. One not noticed when the above image compilation was put together is Ella Cisneros. She was the first person to sit across Abramovic's Rockefeller-backed The Artist is Present show at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010 and one of participants to break out in tears during the staring contest. To the Miami New Times Ella explained to have a "longstanding friendship with Marina". 
Ella Cisneros, a major arts enthusiast, is the former wife of Oswaldo Cisneros, the brother of the more prominent Venezuelan billionaire Gustavo Cisneros, a 1001 Club member and Knights of Malta who appears in ISGP's Superclass Index. Gustavo's daughter, Adriana Cisneros, has also been involved with Abramovic at the time of MoMa's 2014 Zero Tolerance: Miami exhibit, in which familiar names as Yoko Ono and Pussy Riot turned up. 
The Cisneros family, under the leadership of Gustavo, have been among the closest Rockefeller friends and have a decades-long involvement in the Museum of Modern Art.  Gustavo Cisneros also was a trustee of Rockefeller University and a member of the super-elite international advisory board of Maurice Strong's Power Corporation. Strong, another 1001 Club member, has been the ultimate Rockefeller-Rothschild-allied new age, sustainable development and global warming guru. Cisneros also has been a major critic of Hugo Chavez and was accused of involvement in the 2002 coup against Chavez. 
Interesting, earlier I already noticed that Elle Cisneros - unaware at that point of her Abramovic connection - participated in the same elite, new age, Rockefeller-backed State of the World Forum in the early 2000s as Masahiko Horie, the Japanese diplomat who in the 1950s attended Camp Nose with Tony Podesta and "serial child molester" Dennis Hastert. It's always amazing to see how small-circle the connections within the superclass are.
What certainly is depressing about the prominence of modern art as promoted by the Museum of Modern Art of Rockefeller and Cisneros, is that it is the perfect type of art to control society with. Not only is it relatively a-political, it requires no talent. Anybody can do it. So instead of a relatively small pool of most likely very independent artists to pick from (and who can work anywhere), you can now pretty much pick any "artist" deemed reliable enough for widespread media exposure to feature at your museum. The state of art is really depressing in that sense. How can "artists" as Margi Geerlinks and Katy Grannan, or even Biljana Djurdjevic, be considered more accomplished artists than some of the better tattoo artists around or the absolutely stunning DeviantArt-type material you generally find in Two Steps From Hell videos on YouTube? Much of this art is created by youngsters doing this as a hobby. They get almost zero recognition for their creations, while works of often completely talentless "dabblers" are hailed as "cultural enrichments" and sold for millions of dollars at elite art auctions in New York, London and Paris.
In any case, the Tony Podesta-Marina Abramovic relationship proves nothing. It's much more important to realize that both are connected to the elites of this world and look for evidence in general what these elites are up to. It wasn't until after this section was complete that I found various elite connections of Abramovic apart from the Rockefellers, the Knight Foundation and Sundance Film Festival that really need discussing.
While reading the full email on Wikileaks that was sent from Abramovic to Tony Podesta, I noticed a schedule with Abramovic's upcoming appearances. First name on the list? Axel Vervoordt, a Belgian who apparently moved to the more culturally-rich Venice these days. ISGP is very familiar with that name, because it is one of many discussed in the site's 2007 Beyond the Dutroux Affair article. Vervoordt wasn't part of the Dutroux X-Dossiers, but of an overlapping list released by Count Yann de Meeus d'Argenteuil, a member of an elite family who, soon after, committed suicide. The existence of the list is hyper-obscure, even in the Netherlands and Belgium and, as far as I'm aware, has never been discussed in the media - much like the contents of the X-Dossiers. Let me cite from my the Beyond the Dutroux Affair article:
| "On February 2, 1997, X1 recognized Katrien de Cuyper from a series of pictures shown to her. She explained how this girl had been taken to a castle and was murdered by a group of individuals that included [her pimp] Tony [Vandenbogaert], [Dutroux associate Michel] Nihoul and [Annie] Bouty. 
"After [victim witness] X1 had given a description of the castle and the route she had travelled, the investigators were able to find the domain in question: Castle Kattenhof in 's Gravenwezel, owned by the de Caters family.  It turned out that this family owned property in Knokke in streets where X1 had already pointed out some apartments where she had been abused. 
"Baron Patrick de Caters, a co-owner of the de Caters domain, is a member of Cercle de Walloon, together with Etienne Davignon, Prince Philippe de Chimay, Count Jean-Pierre de Launoit (vice president Cercle de Lorraine), Elio Di Rupo and Aldo Vastapane. All of these men have been accused of child abuse [and torture, and murder] at some point, although it must be stated that some of the accusations are more reliable than others.
"Additionally, next to the de Caters domain, the castle of Axel Vervoordt can be found. Vervoordt is a famous art collector, who counts international pop stars and businessmen among his clientele. He too has been accused of pedophilia [and in another coincidence his] art castle is located next to a domain where X1 said child murders took place ; [clarification: Vervoordt was accused of trade in drugs and children]"
In other words, Vervoordt didn't just appear on the list of Count Yann de Meeus d'Argenteuil, his neighbor was independently accused of being involved in a sadistic and murderous child abuse network. In fact, X1 claimed to the police that a snuff film studio was housed on the domain of the De Caters family. This studio was moved here after Roger Boas refused to film any additional snuff movies at ASCO, the defense corporation he owned that was deeply linked to the Israelis. Boas himself was best friends with former prime minister Paul Vanden Boeynants. The whole network, in contrast to "Pizzagate", revolved around an ultraright Opus Dei and Knights of Malta-dominated anti-communist network with numerous ties to the CIA and Reagan administration. Another excerpt of Beyond the Dutroux Affair:
|"X1, X2, X3, X4, Nathalie W., VM1, Jacques Thoma, Pascal Willems, and others all spoke about children being murdered. These murders were often captured on video, which were subsequently shown at a number of abuse parties. ...
""The factory" X1 regularly spoke about (see above) was a location, where besides regular abuse, snuff movies were shot. Vanden Boeynants' private driver Henri Bil, Baron de Bonvoisin [CIA and Cercle visitor], Annie Bouty, Michel Nihoul, Tony, the controversial lawyer Michel Vander Elst [linked to CIA-NATO Gladio activity], former prime minister Wilfried Martens, examining magistrate Melchior Wathelet and lawyer Jean-Paul Dumont apparently all went to the ASCO factory to torture and abuse children. 
"In November 1996, X1 took the investigators to the location she had described. On arrival, it turned out that the witness had been talking about the ASCO factory, located just outside Brussels. The description she had given matched, and coincidentally, ASCO was (and is) owned by the Boas family, which used to be close friends and business partners of the late [prime minister, defense minister, CIA asset and Bonvoisin partner] Paul Vanden Boeynants.  X1 mentioned having seen a "Roger"  at the factory, apparently the head of the Boas family who used to be a member CEPIC and Cercle des Nations."
Am I saying that any of this is true? No. It's just an interesting coincidence to see Axel Vervoordt's name in Marina Abramovic's email to Tony Podesta, especially considering Podesta is life-long friends with a convicted serial child molester who served as the longest U.S. Speaker of the House in history (Dennis Hastert), Vervoordt is closely linked to accusions of sadistic, murderous, ritual child abuse, which Abramovic subsequently portrays in a fictional manner at art exhibitions for high society entertainment industry.
Now, in the previous section the discussion related to Robert De Niro was cut short. That's because, while looking up the actor's exact tie to Marina Abramovic, it turned out he and Abramovic attended the April 17, 2014 opening of Vervoordt's TriBeCa Penthouse of New York City Greenwich Hotel.  De Niro is a partner in the hotel and had left the interior design of the penthouse to Vervoordt.  Abramovic apparently came along for the small, intimite party, as did the ex-wife of Michael Douglas, Diandra, and a number of other New York society people.
Wait a minute, isn't Michael Douglas an advisory board member of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, along with Rockefeller man Theodore Hesburgh (now deceased), conservative superclass member Max Kampelman (now deceased), Ted Turner, Queen Noor of Jordan, Desmond Tutu, the 14th Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall and conspiracy community controlled opposition assets as Senator Claiborne Pell, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk (actually board vice president) and Daniel Ellsberg?  Yes, he is. Interesting, isn't it? Most of these people are hip-deep into UFO and other new age cultism (like John Podesta), in part through the earlier-mentioned State of the World Forum. And Falk is a no-plane 9/11 "truther". It's such small world. Amazing.
Subsequently, looking deeper into Abramovic's circle of friends, one can spot additional photos of her with Vervoordt. On October 22, 2012 the two were snapped at a dinner at New York City's 475 10th Avenue. Roughly six months later, on February 14, 2013, the two were together at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. It appears the two are rather close friends. It does make one wonder, if only a little. I wouldn't call it smoke yet, but the wood is definitely smoldering.
Is Tony Podesta similarly friends with Vervoordt? The answer almost certainly is yes. For the longest time a first tiny little hint was that Susan Kleinberg, a New York City-based artist who considers herself a "pal" of John Podesta, also announced a performance at Axel Vervoordt's Palazzo Fortuny in an email to Podesta.
Then another hint popped up: Tony Podesta and wife Heather have maintained a summer home in Venice. Still a long shot, right? Then it turned out that the Podesta couple has been visiting this villa for more than a decade and up to a dozen times a year. Leading lobbyists as they are, they have hosted at least 20 members of congress here, including Ted Kennedy.  Still a long shot, right? Then it turned out that Tony and Heather Podesta never, or almost never, miss the Venice Biennale, the leading annual art show in the world in which much of Venice is transformed into an art circus. They extensively take part in the festivities.  According to Tony Podesta in 2013, "I've been coming [to Venice Biennale] for more than 25 years, so I guess that makes me a regular."  You know who else is a regular at Venice Biennale? Axel Vervoordt. In fact, he has been hosting the show annually at his Palazzo Fortuny, where he combines it with his own art show.  So, while there is no absolute proof, it appears Podesta and Vervoordt, both giants in the art world, know each other very well through Venice Biennale. Quite possibly their relationship goes back further than with their mutual friend Marina Abramovich.
Direct ties of Vervoordt to families as Rockefeller and Rothschild are not known, but as a prominent art collector and the "most admired, indeed, even revered interior decorator/designers in the world"  it's hard to see how he could escape building ties with the transatlantic network of elite bankers and their closest associates that dominate the art world. What can be determined is that Vervoordt has been a regular donor - albeit one of many - to the Rockefeller's Museum of Modern Art, consistently putting him in the "patron" category of about $2,000, along with superclass members as Princess Firyal of Jordan and Nelson Rockefeller, Jr.  It is also known that he already counted leading superclass members as Bill Gates and Henry Kravis among his interior design clientele in 2002, while still working out of (the Dutroux X-Dossier child murder-linked) 's-Gravenwezel Castle. 
Another, even older client of Axel Vervoordt was the Belgium royal family. He decorated Belvedere Castle at the time King Albert II and Queen Paola Ruffo di Calabria still lived here with their children Prince Filip, Princess Astrid (who married a Habsburg) and Prince Laurent. He has continued as a supplier of art and antiques to the royal family and is known to be very friendly with members, including Prince Laurent.  The thing is, King Albert II features as child abuser in the Pinon affair alongside the earlier-mentioned Paul vanden Boeynants. He has a total of three accusations against his person. Prince Laurent has been named by two witnesses, but was only spotted masturbating in the presence of children. Other members of the royal family have also been accused. This doesn't always involve the most reliable accusations, but a lot of their aristocratic friends have also accusations against their person.
Of course, none of this proves anything regarding Axel Vervoordt, Tony Podesta, or Marina Abramovic, but their relationship is interesting in light of the accusations and the latter two's preferences for depressing and even outright pedophile, cannibalistic and Satanic art.
Abramovic, Habsburg, and Belgium's pedophile death cult
In the previous section the reader could see how seemingly very insignificant ties - in that case between Abromovic and Podesta on the one hand and Axel Vervoordt on the other - tend to grow out into something much more substantial if one takes an honest look at the evidence and keeps digging. That happens all the time with ISGP. In similar fashion, a hunch, based on Abramovic's type of art and a sense that at least part of the X-Dossiers accusations are genuine, said there had to be more questionable establishment ties of Abramovic from Europe than just Vervoordt (we already got the Rockefeller CIA network in the U.S.). Turns out, there are.
Just about every donor to the Marina Abramovic Institute apart from Tony Podesta, is an insignificant art enthusiast. Even companies as Adidas and Squarespace are not interesting in this regard. However, also listed is the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, founded in 2002 by Francesca von Habsburg, who is also listed separately as a donor.  Back in 2012, Francesca and her art production company co-produced the documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, based on her Rockefeller-supported MoMa show.  This was one year before the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Knight Foundation helped produce the documenary A Portrait of Marina Abramovic - as has been discussed previously. Both films were shown at the Rockefeller, Soros, Ford Foundation-financed Sundance Film Festival. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present was also screened at other festivals. For example, in October 2016 Francesca was photographed with Abramovic standing on stage at the Vienna International Film Festival.
Now, who is Francesca von Habsburg? For starters, she's an art patron who has been attending the annual Venice Biennale. That probably makes her an acquintance of Axel Vervoordt, as well of fellow elite participants as Lapo Elkann, a grandson of key Bilderberg participant Gianni Agnelli. 
Francesca is a born-and-bred art patron through her father, 1001 Club member Baron Hans Heinrich "Heini" von Thyssen-Bornemisza, a member of a German steel family that has maintained ties to the American Eastern Establishment since the early 20th century. Heini in particular was deeply involved in art. When David Rockefeller and some of his closest art-loving friends arrived at his villa in May 1960 for the first time, they were "awestruck" and considered it "the most beautiful private collection we have ever seen."  The Rockefellers, along with the British and French Rothschilds, the Bechtels, Henry Ford II, Gianni Agnelli, Michel David Weill of Lazard, Gustavo Cisneros, the Thurn und Taxis family, King Juan Carlos and the houses of Orange of Windsor all were members of the 1001 Club. ISGP would know, because it is the first to publish full photocopies of membership lists, one from 1978, another from 1987 and finally one from 2010.
Guess who is on the 2010 1001 Club membership list? That would Abramovic patron Francesca von Habsburg - along with five Swiss and Spanish members of her Thyssen-Bornemisza family.
Now, Francesca von Habsburg might be totally innocent, but nevertheless the fact remains that the 1001 Club is riddled with shady, intelligence connected individuals (her father being one of them), more than a few accused of involvement in elite child abuse and sadism networks. Count Leopold Lippens, a alleged torturer of children along with his Bilderberg brother Maurice, comes to mind, for example. His family has been accused by no less than 6 separate witnesses. The Rothschilds can be tied to at least three child abuse scandals, although they have never been implicated directly. And there are many more examples. But we'll get back to 1001 Club-linked abusers in the next section.
Just as important, 1001 Club member Francesca von Habsburg is the wife of Karl von Habsburg, the head of the house of Habsburg. Karl is the son of Archduke Otto von Habsburg, who, of course, is a very well known individual to ISGP - and not just for his central role in the creation of the super-secret CIA-MI6-Opus Dei liaison group Le Cercle in the early 1950s (with ISGP, again, being the first to publish photocopies of membership lists). Let's cite again from ISGP's Beyond the Dutroux Affair:
|"The Habsburg network in this table is a reference to this [Otto von Habsburg's] central role in setting up and running what this author has been labeling the "Vatican-Paneuropa network". Besides the national branches of Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta, in Belgium this network consisted of such organizations as ... Cercle des Nations [and many other groups]. All these organizations had overlapping membership and were connected to other, equally reactionary organizations all over Catholic Europe.
"One of the most important branches in this extremely anti-communist network is the privatized, intelligence-oriented, discussion group Le Cercle, which for over 50 years has brought together questionable individuals connected to European and US intelligence agencies... Otto von Habsburg acted as a sponsor of Violet [who founded Le Cercle]. ...
"Interestingly, Violet is known to have been a member of Cercle des Nations, meeting here with such men as Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Paul Vankerkhoven, de Merode family, lawyer Jacques Jonet and other anti-communist radicals.  It's probably no surprise to learn then that most, if not all, of these men, including Violet, belonged to Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta.  It's also known that Violet, Vankerkhoven and Jonet worked closely with Otto von Habsburg. . ... Along with Violet, and Habsburg, Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vankerkhoven and Jacques Jonet have visited the CIA's Cercle Group."
The article goes on to describe how much of the anti-"communosocialist", CIA-linked "Strategy of Tension" network in Belgium, and Catholic Europe as a whole, is deeply linked to Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta - and is also where much of the alleged child abuse and ritual abuse accusations appear to emerge from.
The names in bold above, for example, have been named as child abusers. Vanden Boeynants 7 times. His closest partner-in-crime and fellow CIA asset, Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin, 5 times. The Princes of Merode: 3 times. Apart from ordinary child abuse networks, the accusations involve the most extremely sadistic ritual abuse and hunts on children. King Albert II has also been named (alongside Vanden Boeynants), whose daughter, Princess Astrid, married a Lorenz von Habsburg, a nephew of Otto. In the Count Yann de Meeus d'Argenteuil list of similar accusations, in which Axel Vervoordt appears, there's also a Princess Stephanie de Windisch-Graetz, a daughter of Archduchess Elisabeth von Habsburg (1883-1963). So while Otto von Habsburg himself hasn't been named hasn't been named as child abuser (he's not from Belgium, for starters), numerous of his closest Belgium Opus Dei and Knights of Malta colleagues have.
The earlier-mentioned Gustavo Cisneros by the way, with two relatives close to Abramovic, is also a Knight of Malta, as well as 1001 Club member.
Considering the ever increasing elite ties Abramovic has been maintaining since at least 2010 when she was picked up by the Rockefeller's Museum of Modern, it shouldn't be surprising that she has also performed in the presence of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. This happened on June 22, 2012 at the Carre Royal Theatre in Amsterdam where Abramovic performed The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. Abramovic and her crew had a backstage meeting with the queen.
There's no evidence of any deeper relationship between the Orange royal family and Abramovic. The main reason the queen probably went to see Abramovic is because the performance artist was build up by her Rockefeller and Habsburg friends as "something to be seen".
Of course, as the Rockefellers, Francesca von Habsburg and the Cisneros family, the Orange royal family of the Netherlands also belonged to the elite 1001 Club. Prince Bernhard, who also played a key role for decades in Bilderberg, founded it. Queen Beatrix took over the Orange royal family's involvement in Bilderberg after Bernhard had run into hot water over the Lockheed scandal in the late 1970s.
What is primarily interesting here is that both Bilderberg and the 1001 Club - and thus not just the ultraconservative Cercle, Opus Dei and Knights of Malta network - do have more than a few individuals and families in them that appear in elite child abuse dossiers. Bilderberg chairman Etienne Davignon, his close friend Maurice Lippens and Karel van Miert, both also Bilderberg participants, appear in the Dutroux X-Dossiers. Leopold Lippens, the brother of Maurice and similarly named by half a dozen witness as a sadistic, violent child torturer and murderer, has been a long-time member of the 1001 Club. Cousins of real estate magnet Ado Blaton, named in the Pinon dossier as a child abuser, have been members. The Solvay family of the 1001 has been linked to half a dozen X-Dossier and related accusations of child abuse. It's also the family that ows Chateau des Amerois - made notorious in the 1990s by a certain unreliable Illuminati author who referred to it as the "Mothers of Darkness" castle. Reliable or not; it remains quite the coincidence. Then there's Michel Relecom of the 1001, who appears to have been deeply linked to the CIA's underground, fascist, "Strategy of Tension" network and key members in it that have also been accused of extreme child abuse, torture and muder. The Rothschild family, through the Jeffrey Epstein affair, pedophile accusations against Lord Alistair McAlpin, and certainly the Haut de la Garenne case, is strongly linked to child abuse networks as well.
As for the Dutch royals, Queen Beatrix's husband, Prince Claus, was said to have been observed having sex with a 13-year-old in a brothel. Prince Bernhard has been accused of groping underage staff members at Soestdijk Palace. The chief legal advisor to the royal family and one of King William Alexander's godfathers, Frits Salomonson ended up in a raging pedophilia scandal in the late 1990s. Hammerstein long-time law partner Oscar Hammerstein has similar accusations against his person. Both Salomonson and Hammerstein also worked at the same law firm as a Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, a member of an old aristocratic family with ties to Dutch intelligence and the royal family.
In addition, in the Dutroux X-Dossier this author found references to an elite ritual child cult operating in the Netherlands consisting of roughly 300 "attorneys, judges, [and] police officers". Among the several locations listed where this cult allegedly abused children in the past, Villa Westerflier was mentioned. Guess who owned that? That would be the Schimmelpenninck family. Probably just a coincidence. And let's say that rumor has it that Prince Bernhard was familiar with the cult.
All this, of course, is separate from the infinitely better known Joris Demmink affair, which revealed that several Dutch chief prosecutors and justice officials have been accused of (homosexual) child abuse and that the chief of the Dutch police aided in the cover up of this scandal. Unfortunately, the scandal has been much hyped with disinformation being spread by individuals with Soros, Rockefeller and CIA ties.
ISGP suspects mafia elements served as a bridge between pedophile pimps and members of the establishment, not the least of the ties having been Princess Mabel Wisse Smit of Orange, who used to be the girlfriend of top Dutch mafia Klaas Bruinsma, in turn suspected to have been involved in managing criminal pedophile elements in the Netherlands. Smit later became a key employee and friend of George Soros, so well known for his efforts, alongside the Podesta brothers, in trying to get Hillary Clinton elected.
In any case, ISGP has a specific article on child abuse network in the Netherlands. The point here is that, once again, when Abramovic had an audience with the Dutch Queen, she was in the company of a member of the establishment who might well know a thing or two about some of the real life aspects Abramovic's has been portraying as art. Or maybe it's all disinformation. Who the heck really knows?
The Comet Ping Pong: "kid friendly" pizza restaurant by day, wild party and sex club by night
We just mentioned Princess Mabel Wisse Smit's connection to George Soros, a key Hillary Clinton backer alongside the Podestas. With that, we end up with the final segments of potentially genuine questions to be asked about Pizzagate: James Alefantis and his Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant. The Pizzagate "code words" might all be nonsense and the images on Alefantis' Instagram page may been taken completely out of context, but that doesn't mean Alenfantis has been fully absolved yet. Let's look a little deeper at his connections. And... his business in general.
Wat was already determined from a number of online statements and pictures of Alefantis, and also from Instagram pictures he allows his employees to upload, is that he is a bit of sexual degenerate. As a person who runs a self-proclaimed "fun, kid-friendly neighborhood pizza restaurant" and interacts with children and their parents on a daily basis, maybe he shouldn't be uploading pornographic imagery, make crude sexual remarks, or allow your personnel to do the same. I mean, Ilona's Asshole, a topless Kate Moss, or using words as "faggot" and "hotard" are pretty good examples of don't do's for a "kid-friendly" restaurant manager, especially when, like Alefantis, you've passed the age of 40.
A DJ/Bartender at the Comet Ping Pong, Joshua Ryan Vogelsong, also had a habit of uploading homosexual and heterosexual explicit content. Examples include:
- Pizza slices covering vaginas and penises, with statements as "Cum visit!".
- A pizza slice being erotically slobbered up by two naked homosexuals, with the statement, "We're about to get pounded!".
- Two persons having sex on a pizza slice.
It's not that there's necessarily something wrong with this, but one would think it might be better to set up a separate establishment for this: one the "fun, kid-friendly neighborhood pizza restaurant" and the other a night club of some sort. Well, "night club"? One gets the impression the Comet Ping Pong serves as a homosexual and heterosexual sex club of some sort at night, despite the fact that there's not a hint about that on the restaurant's rather polite website. Despite that, if the Comet Ping Pong would be catering more exclusively to teenagers of 18 years and older, this would be far less of a problem, but with all the little kids running around during the day and early evening, and even many underaged teenagers later in the evening, it definitely makes the Comet Ping Pong come across a little shady.
Another curious and rather prominent association involves the psychedelic underground rock band Heavy Breathing, which regularly plays at the Comet Ping Pong and is listed at the top in the friends section of this "kid-friendly" pizza restaurant's website. Artwork of the band includes a bent-over naked man, his asshole prominently visible, his penis dripping sperm or urine, and his middle fingers raised in the air. Even as a long-time heavy metal fan, the art work creeps me out. There's just something very disturbing about it.
Also, a video clip exists of the band's keyboardist, Amanda Kleinman, while dressed up as the bizarre alien-like creature "Majestic Ape", joking about pedophilia on stage to a rather receptive audience which, based on the voices, appears to involve more than a few persons in their 40s and older:
|Majestic Ape: Jerry is known to hang out down here.
Audience member: Jerry!
Majestic Ape: He likes the world's sounds to [inaudible] ...
Audience member 1: and little boys!
Audience member 2: and children!
Majestic Ape: I think that was his manager.
Audience member 1: Noooo!
Others in audience: *Laughing*
Majestic Ape: We all have preferences... [rather demonic laugh]
In another clip, this time at the Comet Ping Pong, Majestic Ape, in its usual creepy, whiny voice, is basically explaining to the crowd how annoying she (always sounds like a he) thinks children are and how she apparently had to "put a kid down: euthanasia!"
One likes to think there's a good reason for these comments. Looking around, Kleinman appears to refer to the latter video as having been "a comedy roast for a friend on her 30th birthday, an event which happened to be held at the Comet." In the same Facebook post, she unfortunately doesn't talk about the earlier "we all have preferences" video, which didn't take place at the Comet. So, as for the time being, the context of this video remains unknown. Certainly one can say it involves a rather creepy atmosphere, even if the conversations only involved a little black humor. Innocent they certainly cannot be labeled and I doubt anyone would want Majestic Ape and and her band anywhere near their kid's party after hearing the clips.
So, once again, very bad PR for an establishment visited by so many children during the day and early evening. Not that James Alefantis seems to care. Even after Pizzagate, Heavy Breathing continued its prominent association with the Comet Ping Pong. It was right up there at the top of the restaurant's "friends" list until at least January 2017. It's just so inappropriate.
It wasn't until after putting together the above information that I ran into a December 13, 2007 uploaded YouTube clip of Majestic Ape, at a time when her band was still known as The Apes, entitled The Neutered Noel. Majestic Ape produced an utterly creepy Christmas message in it, preceded by warping faces interspaced with rapidly flashing images of torture, spiders, dead insects, a bizarre occult ritual, an occult language surrounding the Earth, twilight zone paintings, a demon holding a young girl, children portrayed as candy and pizza slices (yes, really), and - repeatedly - Sai Baba, the billionaire new age guru widely accused of being a homosexual pedophile. 
As for this last statement, Sai Baba's pedophile activities reportedly counted the involvement and/or support of top Indian officials, including prime minister Vajpayee, with the FBI and U.S. State Department refusing to investigate the accusations to prevent a souring of diplomatic relations with the country. More is written about this in ISGP's article Sex Clubs, Sex Cults and Morgues, which primarily deals with Osho's Bhagwan cult. The Bhagwan cult's sinister Jonestown cult-like security force was trained by CIA assets and was linked to pedophile death cult activity in Belgium. (note: article will soon be updated) The Raelien UFO cult sect also featured in Belgian dossiers and has similarly been linked to pedophilia. Maybe this information comes in useful for the next video of The Apes / Heavy Breathing, because it's hard to see how they're not making references to pedophilia. I just went through the images again and had to wonder: why does it include a picture of dolls of naked teenagers? Or why are babies and children in general the only "positive" references among the ultra-negative content? The answer seems rather obvious...
After the bizarre introduction sequences, Majestic Ape turns it up even more and starts to read the following "Christmas" story to two little children/apes, which is centered around jerking off:
|"This one is called The Neutered Noel.
"There once was a college turd with a Jewfro. He read all the blogs, went to all the shows. And his non-profit job, downloading fads, jerking his worm to [ultraconservative] America in Peril ads. He rubbed and he tugged, but nothing came out. "Greats God, I've been neutered!" he began to shout. "How did this happen? Makes no sense at all. Are my pants too tight, constricting my balls?"
"Little turd, little turd, how could you know? You have been neutered by fads with music and show. But fear not, little one. Salvation is at hand. On February 19, Ghost Games will land."
Ghost Games is the fourth album of The Apes, released on February 19, 2008. If the title has anything to do with video, which appears to portray evil ghosts and demons warping people's minds throughout history and playing sinister games with them, is a good question: the lyrics of the individual songs are not available and the singer in the few songs available is too hard to hear. I wonder where The Apes got their inspiration from though. Let's assume it's a horror movie or a supernatural fantasy miniserie.
Moving on, "America in Peril", what is that? For one, America in Peril is an ultraright John Birch Society-affiliated videotaped speech on the "New World Order" of Mark Koernke, created in 1995. Koernke was a militia member who invented the so-called black helicopter hype and was among those who claimed that Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh was set up. Eventually Koernke went to prison for assaulting a police officer and fleeing the scene in a police car. A quick check reveals that Koernke - of course - has been interviewed by none other than Alex Jones, the leading "conservative CIA" asset and Council for National Policy and John Birch Society-ally of the post-9/11 world.  Isn't Alex Jones a key "Pizzagate" code word disinformation pusher? Yes, he is. Quite the coincidence then that Majestic Ape is taking jabs at the conspiratorial right here in 2007 while producing an image of child dressed up as a pizza slice.
America in Peril might also be a reference to a March 1, 2008-released book of Bob Aldridge - days after the release of Ghost Games - in which he warned of the neocon takeover of the government after 9/11. The foreword of the book was written by 9/11 truther and no-planer David Ray Griffin, previously a Rockefeller-financed Esalen Institute man. In other words, Griffin is a security state asset. Aldridge used to be involved with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, which today has Richard Falk, Griffin's chief partner-in-crime in 9/11 no-plane "trutherism", as vice president. We mentioned this foundation earlier, as Michael Douglas, whose ex-wife has been affiliated with Marina Abramovic, sat on the foundation's advisory board, along with Rockefeller man Theodore Hesburgh, the 14th Dalai Lama, Queen Noor of Jordan, Ted Turner, Desmond Tutu and conspiracy community controlled opposition assets Senator Claiborne Pell, Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg.  As reported at that point, most of these people are hip-deep into UFO and other new age cultism (like John Podesta), in part through the earlier-mentioned State of the World Forum. The Apes and Heavy Breathing would fit right in. And maybe, just maybe, they do.
Why not look a little deeper into Amanda Kleinman, a.k.a. Majestic Ape? She received a BA in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland College Park in 1995 and a MS in Special Education, with a concentration on mild to moderate disabilities, from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. At that point she became a special education teacher in Maryland for grades 1 to 8. Parallel to that, from 1999 on she has been the keyboardist for The Apes and Heavy Breathing. Starting in January 2015, she has been academic advisor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  In light of her videos and statements, some might consider Kleinman's (early) link to young, disabled children - not to mention being located right next to CIA headquarters - a little worrying. And let's face it, while nothing can be proved here, she has been incredibly "eccentric" and has been behaving inappropriately for someone working with said young, disabled children. Heck, even without any ties to children her "art work" will send chills up the spine of the average person.
Most interestingly about Kleinman, however, is her progressive political awareness ("college turd with a Jewfro" with his "non-profit job" reading "fads" on "blogs") and also her long-term jabs at the conspiracy theory-believing right. Her America in Peril reference certainly refers to conspiracy theory and most likely to the right. Also, in her November 13, 2016 Facebook post, Kleinman says that she got "lumped into a right wing conspiracy theory" by "a notoriously scandalous internet message board" (4Chan, possibly Reddit) where members "quickly invented a wild story" by working "in junior detective, connect-the-dot, conspiracy fashion." Apart from Kleinman's denials more sounding like the Clintons' PR office than those of a totally independent random person with no clue as to what just happened, why single out the "right wing"? Similar to what the Clintons did in the late 1990s when Richard Mellon Scaife and allies as David Brock and the up-and-coming Alex Jones were partly slandering, but also partly bringing up good information? At the very least Kleinman has been taught to think in (liberal) stereotypes.
Kleinman's reference to the religious (right) "uptight people" of the PMRC (another jab at the right) trying to censor metal bands as Kiss and AC/DC on grounds of being "Satanic" back in the 1980s also makes little sense. None of these bands were even as remotely disturbing as the Majestic Ape performances (note: they were not disturbing at all) - and I'm saying that as a old-time fan of Metallica, Megadeth, Sepultura and even Slayer (Megadeth's Hook in Mouth is specifically about the PMRC). They might have been aggressive, they might have tried to shock, but none of them were portraying children as candy and reading bedtime stories to children about political bloggers jerking off to right wing propaganda. That's less appropriate than the darkest lyrics of darkest black metal bands. Frankly, I take great exception at Kleinman comparing her little wannabe Led Zeppelin jerk off band to all-time greats and that she describes her "rock band" as a "positive thing" that "can still piss of angry, fearful, paranoid folks [stuck in] good old-fashioned threats, racism, and hate." Racism? Hate? How did we get here? It all comes across as left wing false opposition attacking right wing false opposition, creating an endless, extremist, illogical loop of debate that George Soros would be proud of.
Interestingly, in the description section of Kleinman's The Neutered Noel YouTube video, a certain Robin Bell is listed as the person who shot the live promotional footage for The Apes' new record, Ghost Games.  On Bell's Twitter page he describes himself as "an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in Washington DC." That's nice, but what is really important here is that Bell is a first rate "liberal CIA" asset who has been religiously tweeting against Trump and in favor of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton since early 2016, along with the usual propaganda of the Soros machine: pro-feminism, pro-Third World immigration, pro-Black Lives Matter, pro-Edward Snowden, pro-global warming activism, pro marijuana activism, etc., etc. He hits all the debating points of the controlled "new left". Among the channels Bell has subscribed to are Moveon.org, The Intercept, The Guardian, Stand With Snowden, Activist Embassy, 350.org, WWF, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Climate Truth, DCMJ.org (District of Columbia Marijuana, a group also obsessed with the police's "racial bias"). He has retweeted tweets of the Indiana Feminist Collective and DeRay Mckesson (one of less than 200 to do so), a key George Soros-backed leader of Black Lives Matter.  See all the links? Those are to ISGP's "liberal CIA" article where so many of these groups have already been discussed, including their ties to key billionaire foundations as Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Gates, Packard and many more.
Is Bell a CIA / "liberal CIA" asset? Absolutely. The network he is part of is just too close-knit, too organized, too dogmatic and has too many elite ties for this not being the case. Bell's work is featured on Bellvisuals.com. From there we learn that Bell has contributed the opening scene of Michael Moore's 2009 documentary Capitalism: A Love Story. He interviewed Lt. Dan Choi for the video I am Bradley Manning, in which Russell Brand and Oliver Stone also feature. There's all kinds of other interesting trivia, including Bell's statement:
|"These fringe alt-right groups have gone from a minority of hateful assholes to having the ear of the president, which is terrifying. The work that we do is a resistance to that." |
Politically active? It looks like it. On February 2, 2017 Bell announced on his Twitter account to have collaborated with The Intercept, the pro-Edward Snowden media outlet set up and financed by "liberal CIA" billionaire Pierre Omidyar:
|"Last night was great to work with @joshbegley's #BestOfLuckWithTheWall.
"Field of Vision: ... Last night we partnered with @theintercept and @bellvisuals on our first guerilla screening of @joshbegley's #BestOfLuckWithTheWall."
Josh Begley is the research editor of The Intercept, working alongside more famous journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. Begley's Best of Luck With the Wall video is little more than an activist statement by showing satellite imagery of the entire 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexican border. It's just one of countless anti-Trump statements Bell has been making as well, including a retweet that he wants Trump impeached and his involvement in a Greenpeace-backed "Reject Rex" (Tillerson) protest. Nothing of this is out of the ordinary. Bell is simply more confirmation of what ISGP has already documented in detail in the article $150 Billion in Foundation Funds Attacking Trump and Pushing Third World Immigration; Soros, Ford, Carnegie, Gates, Rockefeller, Etc.
Some of the other artists listed alongside Robin Bell in working with Heavy Breathing for their live shows (generally together with performances of one or two other bands) also appear to have an unusual amount of political involvement.  One is Lindsay Johnson, an artist who primarily provides her drawings to first-rate "liberal CIA" outlet National Public Radio - "liberal CIA" meaning NPR is financed by foundations as Rockefeller, Soros, Ford, etc. Feminism, education, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have all featured in her drawings.  Another, the musician (and band) Congo Sanchez, has produced the number Democrazy. Looking at the comments section of the video, this is a song about being "crazy" about democracy; not so much about any "crazy" aspects of democracy. It's a multicultural social justice-oriented group. They're a combination of Whitish Latino and Somalia-like black guys, with the former in one clip dating a black vitiligo sufferer. Another, a hip hop artist named Adrian Loving, has performed at rather unexpected places, such as the "Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art ... [the] White House Correspondent’s Dinner, The National Gallery of Art and Library of Congress."  I suspect Obama would be more enthusiastic about him than Trump. In any case, it looks as if the left-vs-right political awareness of Amanda Kleinman is not an accident.
So, again I ask: are the jabs of Amanda Kleinman - a.k.a. the apparently pro-pedophilia Majestic Ape - at the "conspiratorial right" before and after Pizzagate a coincidence? I already had very strong doubts, not the least because she's a favorite of Soros-Podesta-Clinton darling James Alefantis and his Comet Ping Pong. Now seeing her association with Robin Bell and some of the others just mentioned, I think we have to conclude that there's a very good chance that she is part of the exact same controlled opposition "liberal CIA" activism network Soros and billionaire friends as Bill Gates, David Rockefeller and Ted Turner have been running. I'm not sure how deep the rabbit hole exactly goes, but it appears she is just playing her role, similar to what the thousands of guests of shows as the Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM and Rense are doing.
Heavy Breathing isn't the only peculiar band affiliated with the Comet Ping Pong. Just a minute ago, my eyes ran across a September 15, 2016 promotional flyer of the Comet Ping Pong for the band "Sex Stains". Apart from the name, the flyer features vampire teeth, a bloody chair and the text "9 PM, $12, all ages". All ages? Really? That looks a little inappropiate.
The band itself actually doesn't seem to be particularly vulgar, but once again it certainly is over the top creepy: very multicultural, very psychedelic, and very pedo-looking at times. A really ideal State of the World Forum-type band. It's not nearly as bad as Heavy Breathing, but certainly weird - apparently just the way James Alefantis and this whole "artsy" D.C. network like it.
Quite possibly more weird and inappropiate bands have performed at the Comet Ping Pong. Some Pizzagate "researchers" have pointed to the "inappropiate" behavior of an Israeli band called Monotonix. Unlike Heavy Breathing, that band actually falls into the "normal" spectrum for a rock band. If they get a decent singer and tighten things up a bit, they might even go places. They got some killer riffs.
The Comet Ping Pong's "friend band" The Apes/Heavy Breathing and all its pedophile references really is all that's relevant for the time being. It's hard to say which video of them is the worst, but certainly their 2007 The Neutered Noel is incredibly bizarre. The image of young child in a pizza slice suit, accompanied by images of occultism, torture, spiders, insects and other pedophile-like elements (other kids in candy suits, a group of babies and dolls of naked teenagers)... it's just very strange. And made even stranger by the jabs at right wing conspiracy theorists combined with very clear ties to the "liberal CIA" network through James Alefantis and Robin Bell. This alone very much makes me suspect The Apes/Heavy Breathing are part of controlled opposition intelligence network, there to play a role, similar to Alex Jones, his guests, and all the boys and girls of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Coast to Coast AM, Esalen Institute and State of the World Forum having been assigned roles to deceive the public with conspiracy disinformation.
One of many things that is quite interesting about James Alefantis is that he hasn't been the slightest bit concerned about his image, despite being close friends with a top politician as John Podesta, having visited the Obama White House on multiple occasions, and being closely involved in Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign alongside the Podesta brothers. Vice versa, did these politicians or the persons around them not pay attention? Were they blinded by the heavenly taste of Comet Ping Pong's pizza? Hard to say.
What is fact is that Alefantis was part of the power clique around the Podesta brothers and Clintons. One telling image on this is to be found on Alefantis' Instagram page that was shot at River House and featured David Brock, a ten-year boyfriend of Alefantis ; and Lynn Forester de Rothschild, who lives at River House with her husband Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (they have a home at Martha's Vineyard and in England as well). Other residents of River House are/were Henry Kissinger, his friend Peter Peterson, the former Blackstone Group chairman and World Trade Center 7 leaseholder , and old money heir Kiliaen Van Rensselaer.  River House also features the elite River Club, with historical membership as Brooke Astor, Kermit Roosevelt, Vanderbilts, Drapers, Rockefellers, Thomas Watson of IBM, chief Morgan banker Thomas Lamont, Peter Peterson, George Ball, Michael Blumenthal, Angier Biddle Duke and many other elites.  Yes, largely the usual Pilgrims Society clique. It's hard to find a more elite block in New York City.
David Brock, Alefantis' boyfriend for 10 years, deserves a little additional attention. Initially a liberal, Brock shifted to the neocon right while editing campus journals as a student at UCLA Berkeley. One year after his graduation in 1985, he was recruited to Insight on the News by John Podhoretz, a son of top superclass national security-linked neocons Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter. Brock then spent some time as a fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a think tank with tight links to the Knights of Malta, Opus Dei, and the secretive Cercle group. Mainly from 1992 to 1996 Brock served as an attack dog for the Richard Mellon Scaife-backed American Spectator on the Clinton presidency, reporting on Whitewater, Monica Lewinsky and related affairs. His 1996 book The Seduction of Hillary Rodham was not considered aggressive enough against the Clintons, resulting in his fall from grace with America's ultraright. This book also was the first sign that Brock had begun to leave behind his right-wing ideology. In the 1997-2002 period he announced to have left behind the right, explained to have engaged in "journalistic terrorism" against the left, and even apologized for his activities to the Clintons. Then he became the Clinton's attack dog towards the right.
In 2004 Brock founded Media Matters for America, a privately-financed "liberal CIA" news analysis group focused on combating right-wing propaganda in the media. A key financier of Media Matters from the very start was George Soros, who in 2010 provided no less than $1 million dollars to the think tank. Incredibly, Hillary Clinton served as an early advisor to Media Matters, with John Podesta providing office space at his Center for American Progress, another think tank financed by George Soros. Brock, Clinton, Podesta and Soros have been thick as thieves ever since. Certainly since the election of Donald Trump, Alex Jones and his Infowars machine have been favorite targets of Media Matters, and vice versa, providing strong evidence of some kind of controlled opposition game going on because Media Matters does not point out Jones' consistent use of disinformation and his family's long-standing "conservative CIA" ties. Vice versa Jones is also quiet about the deeper aspects of the "liberal CIA" network.
Soros can also be connected even more directly to the Comet Ping Pong through David Brock's liberal superPAC American Bridge 21st Century, which paid for "Catering & Facility Rental" at the pizza restaurant in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Soros was the superPAC's most generous donor. The same goes for Correct the Record, another David Brock-ran, George Soros-financed superPAC, which was revealed to be hiring "Internet trolls to spread pro-Clinton ideologies on the Internet." 
In short, Soros, the Podestas, David Brock, the Clintons and Barack Obama are very close. James Alefantis ties into this network through his close friendship with the Podestas, his 10-year love relationship with David Brock and his regular visits to the White House during the Barack Obama administration. In addition, it appears that Alefantis has been intrically involved with Brock in Media Matters  and overall Democrat Party fundraising. 
Brock, Clinton and perhaps Soros are also very close with Lynn Forester de Rothschild, who at the same time actually has a rather difficult relationship with John Podesta. In the Wikileaks emails Podesta complains to Neera Tanden, Barack Obama's domestic policy director and by then president and CEO of the Center for American Progress (CAP), about having to meet "that crazy Lady de Rothschild ... at CAP." Later, after Podesta was making excuses about Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump, Lynn de Rothschild tweeted "@johnpodesta this is pathetic; HRC lost because you ran an arrogant out of touch campaign; you have destroyed a great family and are a loser." That is some candid language, to the point of hilarity.
The accusations themselves really are about nothing significant, because Lynn de Rothschild went right along with all the you-are-a-racist-and-sexist-if-you-question-Hillary agenda. At most she would have liked a slightly different propaganda tune to sell the message to the masses. De Rothschild's anger about the loss of Hillary Clinton is understandable though. She has been a "loyal adoring pal", key fundraiser  and political strategist/propagandist  to Hillary for many years at this point. It appears possible she had a hand in the whole propaganda anti-"hate" and anti-"sexism" campaign built around Hillary's candidacy in the years preceding the election - along with George Soros and David Brock. And Alefantis to an extent.
In any case, there's no doubt that James Alefantis and his seemingly innocent pizza restaurant, the Comet Ping Pong, is close to the elite of the elite. He's part of the "in" crowd and it is very hard to imagine that the "liberal CIA" network financed by George Soros' Open Society Foundations and allied foundations as Rockefeller, Ford, Gates and Carnegie does not extent its influence to Alefantis, his Comet Ping Pong and a "friend band" as Heavy Breathing. This would include the usual psywar and disinformation operations ran against the public.
Bizarrely, the Alefantis family itself can be linked to accusations of a child abuse cover up. Or, more accurate maybe, it can be demonstrated that they're one of the usual establishment families who do not seem to be particularly bothered with having a pedophile in their midst.
James Achellis Alefantis' has a mother (at the very least she is a very close aunt, but we'll go along with the claims it is his mother) with the name Susan Alefantis.  The two were photographed together at a February 9, 2009 Media Matters party, together with LJ Alefantis, either James' brother or his close cousin.  Old Soros agent and "liberal CIA" asset Arianna Huffington attended that party. So did Rajendra Roy, the curator of the Rockefeller's Museum of Modern Art, art advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation and jury and selection committee member of the earlier-discussed "liberal CIA" Sundance Film Festival. 
Alefantis was also photographed with Patricia Bauman, the president of the Bauman Foundation, a $100 million "liberal CIA" foundation with particularly close ties to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Rockefeller Family Fund.
A first interesting little fact that might need mentioning before we dig deeper into Susan Alefantis is that Patricia Bauman's husband, the then 74-year-old fellow Bauman Foundation board member John Landrum Bryant, was sued by his housekeeper, a certain 24-year-old male immigrant Bilguudei Ganhuyag (apparently from Mongolia), for sexual harassment, which included Ganhuyag continually being questioned about his sex life, having to strip down to his underwear and having to receive backrubs from Bryant. 
One wonders if Bryant knew a certain Jeffrey Epstein, who was involved in the same type of activity, except that Epstein used underage girls. Certainly this type of sexual exploitation by Bryant is not something the "social justice" movement the Bauman Foundation helps to keep afloat would condone. Or does it? At least at the top?
Moving on to Susan Alefantis, in 2013 she wrote a letter of support for the now convicted serial child molester Christopher Kloman, a teacher and administrator at the elite Potomac School, which "has long educated the children of Washington’s elite [and] counted the children of congressmen, ambassadors and foreign royalty among its students."  Susan Alefantis knew Kloman was guilty, but tried to argue to the judge that Kloman should still be kept out of prison. The judge ignored the pleads and sent Kloman to 43 years in prison on 5 accounts of child molestation that took place in the 1960s and 1970s. 
When I wrote this section in January 2017, I would have sworn I had read the entire letter of Alefantis' aunt. However, now, three months later I cannot find this letter. It appears it is among the half that is not available to the public, and quite possibly never has been available. From the half that is available, however, we can tell that everyone who sent in a letter of support for Kloman was downplaying or ignoring the accusations while focusing on Kloman's "community work" and senior position in the Episcopal Church as an excuse to give him either a light sentence or no sentence at all. There's no reason to suppose Alefantis' mother argued Kloman's case any different.
Want to know who some of these other elites defending Kloman were? Several names stood out to me personally, apart from Susan Alefantis. The most shocking might be Ken Starr, a solicitor general to George H. W. Bush who in the mid to late 1990s ran investigations into Whitewater, Vince Foster's death and the Monica Lewinsky affair, eventually leading to the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton. At that point he still was a close ally of Clinton basher David Brock - Alefantis' future boyfriend - who hadn't yet switched over to the Clinton camp yet.
In 2007 Starr surfaced as one of the attorneys of later convicted serial child molester Jeffrey Epstein and in 2013 his wife Alice argued that Christopher Kloman, who had already confessed to repeated child sexual abuse, should be kept out of jail. To make the situation even more bizarre, two children of the Starrs went to the Potomac School under the tutelage of Kloman. According to the Starrs, they were extremely "distressed" and "upset" about the allegations. A third child of theirs was tutored at the home of the Klomans. According to the letter: "She felt very close to both Mr. and Mrs. Kloman and experienced no untoward behavior from Mr. Kloman." And thus the Starrs recommended: "Community service would be a far better punishment [for Kloman] than having him languish in jail."
A second letter defending Kloman came from the wife of the late Clay T. Whitehead, a person who served as director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1970 to 1974 and then joined chief CIA defense contractor Hughes Aircraft - of the peculiar Howard Hughes - and set up the company's Hughes Communications. As usual, Whitehead was educated at Harvard and MIT.
Looking further, in mid 2007 Clay Whitehead joined the board of the trustees of the neocon Hudson Institute, at that time occupied by top superclass members Richard Perle, Marie-Josee Kravis and Nina Rosenwald. Pierre S. du Pont IV, Alexander Haig and Donald Kagan were listed as trustees emeriti at the time , with neocons as Elliott Abrams, Conrad Black, Douglas Feith and Norman Podhoretz all having been involved in Hudson over the years. Whitehead died in 2008, but in 2011 his wife Margaret, the letter writer, herself became a trustee of the Hudson Institute and remains in this position today, with disgraced Dick Cheney national security aide Scooter Libby serving as vice president.  Earlier, during the George H. W. Bush administration in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Margaret served as an aide to First Lady Barbara Bush.
As for the interactions between Margaret and Clay Whitehead with the Klomans, the Whiteheads moved to McLean, Virginia in 1985 and sent their children to the Potomac School at that point. Margaret wrote that they never visited the Klomans' home or vice versa and that their children were in separate classes. However, they did meet the Klomans at numerous social gathering around the Potomac School, including at homes of mutual friends, and in recent years attended St. John's Episcopal Church in McLean together, an association that continued after Clay's death in 2008. Most revealing, after bragging about her credentials and those of her husband for one-and-a-half page, Margaret writes in her letter:
|"I believe that families at Potomac during these decades, or the eighties and early nineties, generally knew each other better than at other schools of similar academic status. That is during this period, Potomac was in transition from being a community school to being on par with the top private schools in the area. The point is that within this web of close-knit relationships the Klomans were liked and a family that people trusted. On occasion,
my husband and I attended social functions in the homes of mutual friends where the Klomans were also guests. ...
"1.) He was very early and active as an advocate and perhaps one of the initiators of the community service movement at Potomac...
"2.) Several years ago, Chris ran for the Head of the Mclean Community Center Board. ... It's significant that not another soul known to me in Mclean had agreed to be on the ballot.
"3.) He was the Senior Warden at St. John's Episcopal Church in Mclean. You might call this predictable since he was the son of the head of the Virginia Theological Seminary, Felix Kloman... It is important to understand that though St. John's is in Mclean, it membership is very cosmopolitan and consists of numerous national, state, and local leaders and nationally known families. ...
"On hearing of his behavior that ceased years ago and thinking of his contributions as t have known them and outlined them here, it occurred to me that he has seemed as someone who has already been to prison, felt deep remorse, and was atoning."
Clearly Kloman was one of the lesser members of the Eastern Establishment, which, as discussed in ISGP's Pilgrims Society article, for centuries has revolved around the Anglican / Episcopal church. In New York, the Carnegies, Morgans, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, Mellons and other well known families were all part of this network.
An even more important name among the letter writers is Gilbert M. Grosvenor, who described himself as a four decade-long friend and three decade-long neighbor of Christopher Kloman. The two were "close friends" and even "vacationed together". At various times Grosvenor was the editor, president, chairman and CEO of the National Geographic Society. Even more significant, anno 2012 Grosvenor was chairman of the super-elite Alfalfa Club, where sitting presidents, leading cabinet officials and some of the biggest bankers and industrialists meet each other once a year.
Above Kloman is listed with Alfalfa members Maurice Greenberg (a particularly close friend and business partner of Henry Kissinger) and former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. The same 2012 Alfalfa membership list reveals names as Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, James Baker, the entire Bush family, Madeleine Albright, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, James Wolfensohn, John Whitehead, Frank Carlucci, Senator John McCain, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Sharon Percy Rockefeller and Warren Buffett. Former FBI and CIA director William Webster, CIA director David Petraeus, Barack Obama and John Kerry also belonged to the group. And Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald E. Graham is another interesting addition to the list, also because his newspaper discussed the Kloman case in some detail.
Even Barry Goldwater, the darling of the ultraright Cold War American Security Council network, who John Birchers as Alex Jones continue to praise into high heaven as the ultimate anti-establishment crusader, was listed as a member. The only really noticable absentees on the list are the pillars of the "new left": the Clinton couple, George Soros, Ted Turner and Bill Gates. However, in case of the Clintons, their chief establishment advisor, Vernon Jordan, was listed as a member.
Granted, I only took notice of the Whitehead and Grosvenor names because of the appearance of these family names in Pilgrims Society membership lists. However, it appears neither Clay Whitehead nor Gilbert Grosvenor are directly related to their Pilgrims Society namesakes. But clearly it did not hurt to do a background check.
A fourth name in the list of letters that stood out is Charlie Gibson, the Princeton-educated White House correspondent who was the anchor of ABC's Good Morning America from 1987 to 2006. In these and other positions, Gibson has interviewed most, if not all, American presidents of the last few decades.
According to the letter, Gibson's wife, Arlene, got to know Kloman in the early 1970s when she also became a teacher at the very same Potomac School, right in the period that Kloman was abusing children here. They became best friends, attended the wedding of the Kloman couple, and "rejoiced in the birth of each of their children." Gibson's daughter Jessica ended up becoming best friends with Kloman's daughter Whitney, with Jessica spending "countless nights in Kloman home." The two went to Princeton together and these days Jessica acts as the godmother of Whitney's daughter.
In his letter Gibson subsequently surmises that "Chris has to have carried this guilt with him for years" and states how he "can't imagine how the knowledge that it would some day come out ... must have eaten at his soul." Read: not what Kloman has done "eats his soul", but that he might get caught. What happened to the truth shall set you free? Also, Gibson doesn’t "know how one can determine what is fair and right after all these years", he believes in "redemption" and "forgiveness" and that "any punishment for Chris now [is] retributive not rehabilitative." It seems quite simple really: punish Gibson as you punish other child abusers. More than half a dozen underage girls were traumatized for life by his actions and if you give Kloman one year minimum security for that (Epstein anyone?) it's only going to give the green light to other abusers, especially those with some standing.
One almost begins to believe that Kloman was a changed man, were it not for the consistent blind spot these elites appear to have for the crimes themselves. Equally disturbing, at least four victim-witness of Kloman all made it clear to the judge that Kloman was a serial child molester who made more victims than just themselves, that various parents of other children at the Potomac School had complained about him, and that nothing was done about it except in one case when Kloman "was sent to counseling" while allowed to continue roaming the school's corridors and interact with his victims. He even had a nickname among some girls: The Wolf. 
In other words, with the Kloman case we have serial child molester at an elite school, with this serial child molester having neighbors and friends who belong to the elite of the elite who are so unconcerned with the accusations against him that they hang out with this serial child molester and leave their kids alone with him. It does make one wonder about a wider child abuse network in which these elite friends of Kloman might be involved in. It doesn't have to overlap at all with what happened at the Potomac School. That might just have been Kloman's little playground with Kloman's friends accepting of it as long as he leaves their own kids alone. But in the end, who really knows? No evidence of wider child abuse network surrouding Kloman has been presented - not even throught the Alefantis family - so we'll have to look for evidence of that elsewhere.
Was it worth the work?
I have to say, I feel a little silly for having put any time into the whole Pizzagate "affair" beyond debunking the "code words" in Podesta's Wikileaks-released emails, a few related claims, and looking at who has been pushing this disinformation. The reason? In part because the term "Pizzagate" is so synonymous with insane, delusional conspiracy theories that to mention it is to be discredited. And in part because, let's face it, even when looking at the genuine elements of Pizzagate, what do we really have in terms of significant evidence of an elite pedophile network here? A big, steaming pile of nothing really.
Yes, there are interesting leads and connections, primarily to work done by myself years ago in relation to the X-Dossiers of the Dutroux Affair (and ironically banned by Google while writing this article), but by itself, even the genuine aspects of Pizzagate amount to little more than suspicious behavior among elites. Nothing is proved, apart from a little additional evidence that elites aren't too concerned with having a pedophile or two in their midst, in this case Dennis Hastert and Christopher Kloman. And that they think it's perfectly normal to support, without question, only a single performance artist - Marina Abramovic - who just happens to have an obsession with (mock) cannibalism, ritual sacrifice, child murder, torture, goat heads, pentagrams carved into bodies, and serpent goddesses. The evidence is so flimsy against her that I feel bad for even drawing parallels to the Dutroux X-Dossiers and the Count Yann de Meeus d'Argenteuil list. Not that the ties aren't there, but it would have been nice, for once, to have a bit more evidence on the U.S. side that doesn't involve mountains of security state-backed propaganda and disinformation.
We really have to wait and see if more individual cases come out in the future to see if the work here has been useful (apart from explaining the disinformative aspects). In fact, if it weren't for other studies carried out by ISGP related to the Netherlands, Belgium, France and bits and pieces of the Lord Alistair McAlpin and Haut de la Garenne cases, there really wouldn't have been a point in the first place because virtually all information pushed by the conspiracy community involves disinformation and superficial fluff. Even the Franklin affair is beyond suspect while the Jeffrey Epstein affair is only moderately interesting in terms of wider, organized child abuse networks.
|||February 13, 2015, Washington Post, 'Obama aide John Podesta says 'biggest failure' was not securing the disclosure of UFO files'.|
|||October 27, 2016, BBC, '18 revelations from Wikileaks' hacked Clinton emails'.|
|||gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=100798 (accessed: January 11, 2017): "Arch of Hysteria, 1993. French, American, 1911 - 2010 bronze with silver nitrate patina. ...
Stemming from her interest in the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of pain and fear, Bourgeois was drawn to the arch of hysteria as theorized and represented by the nineteenth-century neurologist Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893). While working at the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, Charcot sought to represent hysteria by documenting the performances of his female patients. The physical tension of the hysterical arch - an intense muscular contraction, resulting in immobility and paralysis of the limbs - is emblematic of an equally extreme emotional state."
|||September 18, 2009, Miami New Times, 'ACORN Smasher Hannah Giles's Dad Is a Bit of an Anti-Obama Nut'.|
|||September 29, 2009, NPR, 'ACORN Fights To Clear Name After Sting Operation'.|
|||September 9, 2009, YouTube upload of "veritasvisuals", 'ACORN Baltimore Prostitution Investigation Part I' (text transcribed from video).|
|||September 29, 2009, NPR, 'ACORN Fights To Clear Name After Sting Operation'.|
|||December 4, 2016, Snopes.com, 'Chuck E. Sleaze': "Origin:On 4 November 2016, Reddit user u/DumbScribblyUnctious published a thread titled "Comet Ping Pong - Pizzagate Summary" to subreddit r/The_Donald (a community of Donald Trump supporters), which appears to have touched off a complex and detailed conspiracy theory involving WikiLeaks' release of e-mails from former Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chair John Podesta, child exploitation, and a Washington, D.C., pizzeria called Comet Ping Pong."
|||November 4, 2016, last updated December 5, 2016, Buzzfeed, 'How The Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Behind "Pizzagate" Was Spread'.|
|||October 25, 2016, Delmon Gulliver on Medium.com, 'John Podesta owns a Hot Dog Stand in Hawaii': "Anyway, SternTD writes J-Podz [John Podesta] an email about how his/her next three months are going to be really difficult internally versus in Beijing (o.O). ... “SternTD unbelievable” really misses Podesta and his hot dog stand in Hawaii… Hot dog stand? ... those must have been some damn good hot dogs. ... The only tangible thing I could really find was the email Hillary sent about how she likes her hot dog."|
|||July 19, 2010, Belfast Telegraph, 'Wanted by the CIA: Julian Assange'. See the Wikileaks oversight in ISGP's "liberal CIA" article for more information.|
|||November 4, 2016, Alex Jones on his Infowars show, just before and during the interview with Douglas Hagmann: "Wikileaks linked to We Are Change, which was bold enough to go with the angle that this was about child trafficking. Now what does that tell ya? Wikileaks leaked the info; then leaked [linked] to the media that finally figured what was going on [the] first. That tells you Wikileaks is getting ready to release the pedophile info. God, just look at Hillary's face. She looks like demon, because she is."|
|||*) June 6, 2013, Glamour.com, 'Attention Rapists: You've Met Your Match': "One of those someones was Cassandra Fairbanks, 28, a sound technician then living in Pittsburgh, who had just gotten involved with the controversial "hacktivist" group Anonymous. ... Fairbanks drove to Ohio to help organize Occupy Steubenville protests; thousands of people attended, many wearing Anonymous' trademark Guy Fawkes masks and carrying signs."
*) June 12, 2013, Gawker, '"Weaponize the Media": An Anonymous Rapper's War on Steubenville': "Fairbanks lived in nearby Pittsburgh. She was the administrator of the Occupy Steubenville Facebook page, and was instrumental in organizing a 2,000-person protest that took place in Steubenville in late December."
|||*) November 4, 2016, Infowars, 'Flashback: Occultic Hillary Summons the Dead, Refuses to Speak to Christ Hillary was attending a Satanic church, says Clinton insider'.
*) November 5, 2016, Infowars, 'Bombshell: Hillary Linked to Child Rape Network, Emails Suggest; Evidence of child sex would explain why FBI reopened investigation into Hillary'.
*) November 5, 2016, Infowars, shows image of pro-Trump female Twitter user who tweeted the day before: "Wikileaks: Clinton campaign chair John Podesta caught throwing HOT TUB PARTIES WITH CHILDREN as young as 7 YEARS OLD"
*) November 5, 2016, Alex Jones on his Infowars show: "I'm sorry, it was $65,000 in hot dogs [that they ordered]. But don't worry, they have "hot dogs" and "hamburger" for people that are "cat" and "dog" lovers. That ain't talking about food. That means you want male or female [children] and the law enforcement says this is classic pedophile code. ... I mean, I got children. I'm having serious compulsion to control right now not to just go to New York. ...
[In different voices:] You'll beat children in hot tubs for your pleasure? These "Beanie Babies" misbehave... $20,000 a piece for "Beanies". But how good are the "walnut sauces"?
[Co-host Joe Biggs:] A lot of the emails too that came out today ... "Do you want dominos on you pizza or on your hot dog?" I mean, what does that even mean? That's not even a normal conversation. Yeah, that's code talk."
||| *) November 4, 2016, Alex Jones on his Infowars show, just before and during the interview with Douglas Hagmann (mp3 audio): "When I think about all the children Hillary Clinton has personally murdered and chopped up and raped, I have zero fear standing up against her. I just can't hold back the truth anymore. Hillary Clinton is one of the most vicious serial killers the world has ever seen. Am I talking about the devil worship story with her chief of staff, her campaign chairman, looking at the menu of blood and semen and body parts at the Aleister Crowley [Spirit Cooking] event? The private event?
Oh no, I'm not talking about that. I mean the 200,000 dead Christians with her operation with Syria and her operation in Libya and not letting the Christians get out and directing Al Qaeda and ISIS, who target and murder children, and put up their sex slavery, and throw Catholic priests off cliffs. ...
Nichols told me about the handler, who he was, years ago. ... And they were there, handling Hillary. And it was so embarrassing, because she was going to these orgies, but also going to these other rituals. And to her credit, she didn't get into the real bloodthirsty stuff until later. And she got sucked in while she was first lady to the hardcore stuff. And, so, they were trying to handle all that. And they called that the Witches' Church. We should cue Nicholson, because he mentioned it. ...
Crowley said [Spirit Cooking] meant cooking children!"
*) November 2016 (precise date not known), Alex Jones on his own Infowars show, YouTube reupload by 'Anonymous Rebels sVizz' entitled 'Alex Jones #PizzaGate' (mp3 audio); "Now it's out in the open: we've got the Clintons involved in hardcore Satanism, blood rituals, Aleister Crowley stuff. The Wikileaks have released it. ...
This is about child trafficking, Haitian children. As a father, as an American, I'm very ashamed right now of this country. And we don't take any pleasure, in fact, that this is going on. But, this is truth of what we've become. ...
They're even denying this. The media is totally ignoring it. [awkward silence, pretends to wipe a tear away] Like, young children, 6, 7, 8 years old in hot tubs for entertainment. ... We said a month ago; if they don't back down, they're gonna bring out the pedophilia...
And the coup de grace folks is reportedly is the mess after these parties. And I'm told that police officers that see this are literally crying for hours. So all I'm telling you [breaks out in fake crying] ...
It says in the Bible: the cries of the innocents are very powerful. These people get power off hurting children. But those cries went up; they've been heard. ... And, by the way, Hagmannwas breaking out crying. I've been interviewing him for 10 years He said the stuff the New York police was showing him was horrible. He started crying. Who does this to kids?! [pretending to cry himself] "
|||December 13, 2016, Jan Irvin's Gnosticmedia.com podcast, 'UnSpun 049 – #PizzaGate to Date w/ Titus Frost' 1:15, 5:10 (words of Jan Irvin): "You have probably done even more research on this topic than Joe and I have... I personally agree with the evidence. What do you personally have to say to people that the evidence of these code words regarding pizza and these things aren't strong enough? Or it's just circumstance? And I've seen quite a few people trying to dismiss this. I think it's solid and I poured through the evidence for many hours."|
|||May 22, 2015, Twitter of Titus Frost, @ImperatorTruth, "Love #4chan. When a /b/ thread is going badly, or someone is saying / posting dumb things. Boom! #SpidermanThread."|
|||December 13, 2016, Jan Irvin's Gnosticmedia.com podcast, 'UnSpun 049 – #PizzaGate to Date w/ Titus Frost' 1:15, 5:10 (words of Jan Irvin): "We're joined by Dean... What's your last name again? ... Fougere. Anyway, he also goes by Titus Frost."|
|||Ibid., 20:00: "[Fougere is asked by Irvin to comment on his old fraternity:] Pi Kappa Alpha at Roanoke College, which is where I went, is basically 40 guys and we just get together and drink. We don't even do hazing, you know? It's not like some super-secret Masonic order. Is there, like, a stupid ritual where we all wear robes on initiation night? Yeah, like every stupid fraternity."|
|||linkedin.com/in/dean-fougere-0419572a (accessed: January 12, 2017): "Boat Captain - Private Yacht.
Oyster Harbors MA. May 2006 – August 2007 (1 year 4 months).
Captain of a brand new 38' Sabre Twin Diesel Yacht owned by a retired wall street investor. This was my summer job for a few years whilst in college. Duties included driving the vessel monday through friday normally to and from Nantucket. Also keeping the ship and the owners fleet of cars as clean as possible, also fixing any minor problems. Most importantly being courteous to the passengers and being presentable."
|||linkedin.com/in/dean-fougere-0419572a (accessed: January 12, 2017): "Director of Sales & Marketing D-2 Incorporated
June 2008 – Present (8 years 8 months)
Manage all internal and external sales processes. Develop and maintain a network of international distributors and representatives. Create and maintain a growing sales forecast. Follow up with all past orders and maintain positive client relationships. Provide all after sales direct support. Create all marketing material including building and maintaining the company website. Customer and Conference presentations, both technical and sales talks. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to invoice processing and bill collection. I pack and process shipping documentation for every shipment. I am in charge of doing the final quality test and inspection on all products, which includes running sensor diagnostics. I have done field installations of equipment. I am also in charge of the company safety protocols. ...
I am VP of D-2 Incorporated in charge of all sales & marketing. D-2 is a company that specializes in conductivity measurement and control. ... Specialties: Sales, Marketing, Management, Boat Captain (Licensed by US Coast Guard), Web Site Developer, Shipping Manager, Naval Architecture (Naval Honor Certificate for work in Naval Architecture from U.S. Naval Academy)."
|||d-2inc.com/about-d2/ (accessed: January 12, 2017): "Current Clients in the Oil and Gas Industry: - Chevron ... - ConocoPhillips ... - Shell Oil ... - Total Oil & Refining. - U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army (TARDEC), NATO. ... - Honeywell Enraf. - Halliburton, Kellog Brown & Root (KBR).
For references from these clients and others please feel free to contact our Sales Department. ... please give us a call (508) 329-2046 or send an email to Dean Fougere (firstname.lastname@example.org). .. "
|||September 21, 2016, Daily Mail, 'EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a troubled 15-year-old girl telling her she made him 'hard,' asking her to dress up in 'school-girl' outfits and pressing her to engage in 'rape fantasies''.|
|||January 17, 2017, The Intercept, 'Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince Is Advising Trump From the Shadows'.|
|||April 3, 2017, New York Times, 'Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel'.|
|||September 21, 2016, Daily Mail, 'EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a troubled 15-year-old girl telling her she made him 'hard,' asking her to dress up in 'school-girl' outfits and pressing her to engage in 'rape fantasies''.|
|||April 27, 2016, New York Times, 'Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months, and Apologizes for Sex Abuse'.|
|||2004, Dennis Hastert, 'Speaker: Lessons from Forty Years in Coaching and Politics', p. 214.|
|||worldforum.percepticon.com/ news-events/oce_participants.html (accessed: July 21, 2004): "Ella Cisneros ... Olivier Giscard d'Estaing ... Masahiko Horie ... Steven Rockefeller ... Rustum Roy ... Danny Sheehan ..."|
|||seforall.org/about-us/advisory-board (accessed: April 7, 2017).|
|||September 23, 2004, Washington Post, 'Married, With Art'.|
|||guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/katy-grannan (accessed: April 7, 2017).|
|||September 23, 2004, Washington Post, 'Married, With Art'.|
|||June 5, 2015, Washington magazine, 'Inside Homes: Private Viewing'.|
|||*) June 30, 2008, Mind Hacks: Neuroscience and psychology news and views. Arch of Hysteria
*) 2003 (translation of 1982 original), 'Invention of hysteria: Charcot and the photographic iconography of the Salpêtrière', pp. 119-120 (drawing and 1890 photograph of persons in an hysteric arch).
|||gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=100798 (accessed: January 11, 2017): "Arch of Hysteria, 1993. French, American, 1911 - 2010 bronze with silver nitrate patina. ...
Stemming from her interest in the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of pain and fear, Bourgeois was drawn to the arch of hysteria as theorized and represented by the nineteenth-century neurologist Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893). While working at the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, Charcot sought to represent hysteria by documenting the performances of his female patients. The physical tension of the hysterical arch - an intense muscular contraction, resulting in immobility and paralysis of the limbs - is emblematic of an equally extreme emotional state."
|||April 28, 2016, Time magazine, 'Meet the Man Behind Hillary Clinton's Campaign'.|
|||November 4, 2016, Washington Post, 'No, John Podesta didn’t drink bodily fluids at a secret Satanist dinner'.|
|||mai.art/support/ (accessed: April 8, 2017): "Anthony Podesta ... Francesca von Habsburg ... Adidas ... Squarespace, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary..."|
|||1979, A. A. Bronson, Peggy Gale, 'Performance by artists', p. 69 (earlier source: 1976, Studio International): "Marina Abramovic invited visitors to a Naples Gallery to choose from knives, loaded guns, torture instruments on the floor and do what they wanted to her. Two men stabbed her in the throat. Then tried to put the gun in her mouth and make her pull the trigger. She struggled to stop them. Her dealer tried to stop them."|
|||October 17, 2016, New York Magazine, 'Marina Abramovic at 70': "She's also become something else: a kind of shambolic mother goddess cloaked in a New Age self-help aura...
Once in the wooded riverbank, we pass over a dry streambed, which, she tells me, a visiting Brazilian shaman said demarcates the most intensively spiritual part of her property, dating back to the Native Americans who lived around here. Whether it is technically some sort of vortex, it's certainly very pretty...
She has built a meditation cabin with a view of rushing water over rocks; inside, I see a quartz the size of a toddler... [She is] directing me to quiet my mind. ...
For decades now, Abramovic, whose work requires nearly superhuman endurance, has been developing and refining what she calls the Abramovic Method, which is based in part on certain Buddhist traditions — she's spent a lot of time in India and knows the Dalai Lama — to encourage being "present,"...
Inside, Abramovic's house is spare, with crystals, some quite large, settled here and there on the floor alongside piles of books (The Secret of Mind Power and How to Use It; Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths;...)... On her mantel in the living room there's an Ettore Sottsass "Shiva" vase, shaped like a penis."
|||2016, Marina Abramovic, 'Walk Through Walls: A Memoir': "When I was small, when my mother and her sister slapped me, I got blue bruises all over; my nose would bleed constantly. ... maybe some kind of psychosomatic reaction to my mother's and aunt's physical abuse. I was given all kinds of treatments, then I went back home and the slapping and beatings continued, maybe a little less frequently than before. I was expected to endure this punishment without complaint. I think that, in a certain way, my mother was training me to be a soldier like her. She might have been an ambivalent Communist, but she was a tough one. True Communists had "walk through walls" determination--Spartan determination. "As for pain, I can stand pain, "Danica said, in an interview I did with her later in her life. "Nobody has, and nobody ever will hear me scream."At the dentist's office, she insisted on not being given anesthesia when she had a tooth pulled. I learned my self-discipline from her, and I was always afraid of her."|
|||*) 2016, Marina Abramovic, 'Walk Through Walls: A Memoir'.
|||1996, Philip J. Cohen, 'Serbia's Secret War: Propaganda and the Deceit of History', p. 72.|
|||2002, Vjekoslav Perica, 'Balkan Idols: Religion and Nationalism in Yugoslav States', p. 17.|
|||pvportal.me/2016/09/11-9-1880-roden-u-pljevljima-patrijarh-srpski-varnava-rosic/ (accessed: May 1, 2017): "Hristina – Krsmana Rosić, rođena Pejatović( 1844- 1927) majka patrijarha Varnave i otac Đorđe ( 1832- 1916) . Imali su pet sinova: Todor- učitelj, (1867 – 1907), Danilo je umro vrlo mali, Aleksa Lekso(1875 – 1937) trgovac, Petar- Varnava (1880 -1937) i Uroš (1885 – 1937) trgovac. ...
Posle Drugog svetskog rata, Rosići su napustili Pljevlja i nastanili se u Beogradu. Tragična i misterizna smrt braće Petra, Alekse – Leksa i Uroša, za nepuna dva meseca 1937. godine, ostavila je nenadknidiv gunitak porodici. Uroševa udovica Milica je sa četvoro dece : Nadežda, Danica Dana, Ksenija Sena i Đorđe ipak uspela da ih sve izvede na put.( Detaljnije o porodici Rosić PV novine ’01. April 2003. godine)."
||| July 27, 1937, Chicago Tribune, 'Serbian Regent Jolts Church in Concordat Fight': "Hopes for a reconciliation in the dispute between the Jugo-Slav Orthodox church and the government over the proposed concordat with the Vatican faded tonight with the departure of Prince Paul, one of the three regents for King Peter II, who is 14 years old.
The regent returned to his home on the Adriatic after a hasty trip to Belgrade [Serbia]. He failed to receive a delegation of Orthodox bishops and made no arrangements to attend the funeral of the patriarch Narvana [sic] of the Orthodox church, who died Friday with the controversy at its height."
|||Prince Alexandr I Karadordevic of Yugoslavia was king of Yugoslavia from 1921 until his assassination in Marseille in 1934. His son, Peter II, was 11 years old at the time, making Alexandr I's cousin, Prince Paul Karadordevic, the royal regent of Yugoslavia until Peter II "would come of age". And thus, during the death of Varnava and his two brothers in 1937, there was no official king in Yugoslavia (of which Serbia was part).
Milan Stojadinovic was prime minister of Yugoslavia 1935-1939 and working with the royal family and Vatican in establishing the Concodat.
Regent Paul deposed Stojadinovic in 1939, making clear royal families still regained a good degree of influence at the time. Regent Paul himself was removed from power by the Allies in favor of the by then 18-year-old Peter II, because Paul was outwardly aiding Nazi Germany - despite the fact that covertly he always supported the allies, in contrast to Varnava.
|||June 18, 2004, Chancellery of HRH Crown Prince Alexander II of Yugoslavia, 'Reception in honor of the "Le Cercle" conference. Crown Prince Alexander II Karageorgevitch, who hosted a Cercle meeting in 2004, is the son of Peter II.|
|||michael-laub.com/showContent.php?id=135 (accessed: May 1, 2017).|
|||2016, Marina Abramovic, 'Walk Through Walls: A Memoir'.|
|||2002, Vjekoslav Perica, 'Balkan Idols: Religion and Nationalism in Yugoslav States', p. 17.|
|||2016, Marina Abramovic, 'Walk Through Walls: A Memoir'.|
|||moma.org/collection/works/146732?locale=en (accessed: December 15, 2016): "Spirit Cooking was the first project Jacob Samuel produced with his portable aquatint box, working with Abramović—a performance artist with little printmaking experience—in her Amsterdam studio. The artist chose to make a cookbook,writing a series of "aphrodisiac recipes" that serve as evocative instructions for actions or thoughts."|
|||A full photocopy version of Marina Abramovic's Spirit Cooking booklet can be found here: editionjs.com/img/abramovic/ (accessed: April 8, 2017).|
|||*) October 17, 2016, New York Magazine, 'Marina Abramovic at 70': "The MoMA exhibition [in 2010] made her the most famous performance artist in the world. You could even say she is the world's only famous performance artist."
*) March 10, 2010, New York Times, 'A Rebel Form Gains Favor. Fights Ensue': "MoMA, that temple of high Modernism, took ... long to embrace performance art. As early as 1963 the museum showed at least a mild interest in the genre ...
In 2005, for example, Ms. Spector and Ms. Abramovic jump-started the current performance-art reperformance boom with "Seven Easy Pieces" at the Guggenheim, for which Ms. Abramovic re-enacted several legendary works, including ... her own 1975 "Lips of Thomas," during which she uses a razor blade to incise a pentagram on her stomach. ...
Ms. Abramovic's retrospective is the biggest performance exhibition that MoMA has mounted. Along with documentation and the re-enactment of her past performances, it features a new piece, "The Artist Is Present," which Ms. Abramovic will perform every moment the museum is open for the entire 11-week run of the show. She says it is the longest-duration piece that has ever been performed in a museum."
|||*) visionaireworld.com/184-portrait-marina-abramovic (accessed: December 15, 2016): "A Portrait of Marina Abramović" was made in association with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National YoungArts Foundation and premiered at Art Basel Miami Beach on December 3rd, 2013."
*) June 8, 2016, Imby.com, 'A Portrait of Marina Abramović: Opening Weekend': "A Portrait of Marina Abramović in each of the 4 spaces. The work premiered at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2013 to much acclaim as a site-specific installation in the National YoungArts "Jewel Box" building and was later presented at the National Monument Fort Jay on Governors Island in September of 2015. The film was an official selection of numerous film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival's "New Frontiers," the Toronto International Film Festival and the AFI Festival in Los Angeles. This work was made possible by the generous support of The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The National Young Arts Foundation, The Knight Foundation and Executive Producers VISIONAIRE Film."
|||bfa.com/people/marina-abramovi (accessed: April 9, 2017; photos of Abramovic with...): "... Diane von Furstenberg ... Christina Ricci ... Nicki Minaj ... Wendi Deng Murdoch ... David Copperfield .. Al Pacino ... Lady Gaga ... Abdullah Al-Turki ... Woody Allen ... Adriana Lima ... Axel Vervoordt ... James Franco ... Beyoncé Knowles ... Kristen Stewart ... Liv Tyler ... Robert Redford ..."|
|||*) January 12, 2017, Telegraph, 'Robert De Niro writes letter praising Meryl Streep's 'beautiful' speech attacking Donald Trump' (a rambling speech in favor of open borders in which Streep even attacked MMA as not being an art and barbaric).
*) February 3, 2017, Daily Mail, 'Robert De Niro still wants to punch Trump in the face'.
|||Robert De Niro has been working with retired CIA officer Milton Bearden since 1997 when the men began to do research for the film The Good Sheperd (2006). Bearden also served as technical advisor to the (hilarious) 2000 film Meet the Parents in which Robert De Niro played the role of a retired paranoid CIA counterintelligence officer, essentially making a goof of the CIA (he also co-produced the film). Milton Bearden is a former CIA station chief in Pakistan, Nigeria, Sudan and Germany. From 1986 to 1989 he was a CIA field officer in Afghanistan to help train the Mujahedeen. CIA director William Casey assigned him there.|
|||Search ISGP's intro article for "Forstmann" to get a proper summary and sources.|
|||June 8, 2010, Miami New Times, 'What Made Moneybags Collector Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Cry? BP Oil Spill or Marina Abramovic?': "Ella Fontanals-Cisneros is the former wife of tycoon Oswaldo Cisneros... Fontanals was the first person to sit before the Buddha-like Abramović on May 8, and after 11 minutes, she spontaneously started bawling. ...
When we asked her for comment, Fontanals very kindly responded back. "Because of my longstanding friendship with Marina, when I sat down and looked into her eyes, we both just erupted in tears and in an instant I felt one with her emotions as a woman," she wrote in an e-mail."
|||youngarts.org/past-exhibitions (accessed: April 11, 2017): "Zero Tolerance: Miami: in Partnership with MoMA PS1 December 3 - December 21, 2014. ... The artists in Zero Tolerance: Miami include: ... Yoko Ono, Pussy Riot..."|
|||moma.org/research-and-learning/research-resources/cisneros (accessed: April 11, 2017): "The [Cisneros] gift [to MoMA] includes 102 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, made between the 1940s and the 1990s ... They join 40 works previously given by Patricia and Gustavo Cisneros over the last 16 years; Mrs. [Patricia] Cisneros is a longtime MoMA Trustee and a member of several acquisitions and funding committees..."|
|||*) 2007, Nikolas Kozloff, 'Hugo Chávez: Oil, Politics and the Challenge to the United States', p. 68.
*) 2009, Brian A. Nelson, 'The silence and the scorpion: the coup against Chávez and the making of modern Venezuela', p. 79.
|||bfa.com/events/8915 (accessed: April 9, 2017): "Opening of the TriBeCa Penthouse by Axel Vervoordt at the Greenwich Hotel. 19 Images. ... NYC... Thu, Apr 17 2014. ... Tatsuro Miki, Axel Vervoordt, Ira Drukier, Robert De Niro. ... Robert De Niro, Marina Abramovic... Diandra Douglas, Axel Vervoordt, Marina Abramovic..."|
|||thegreenwichhotel.com/penthouse/ (accessed: April 9, 2017): "The TriBeCa Penthouse was created by Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt and Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki, in close collaboration with the hotel’s partners Ira Drukier and Robert De Niro."|
|||*) wagingpeace.org/about/people/advisory-council/former-napf-advisors/ (accessed: April 23, 2017): "Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh ... Ambassador Max Kampelman ... Honorable Claiborne Pell ... Elisabeth Kubler Ross ... Carl Sagan ... Jan Tinbergen ... Niko Tinbergen..."
*) wagingpeace.org/about/people/advisory-council/ (accessed: April 23, 2017): "Harry Belafonte ... Medea Benjamin is a co-founder of CODEPINK ... Noam Chomsky ... Jean-Michel Cousteau ... Michael Douglas ... Anne H. Ehrlich ... Paul R. Ehrlich ... Daniel Ellsberg ... Harrison Ford ... Jane Goodall ... H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama ... Rev. James Lawson was a mentor in nonviolence to Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Robert Jay Lifton ... Queen Noor of Jordan ... Rev. George Regas ... Robert Scheer is Editor-in-Chief of truthdig.com. ... Ted Turner ... Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu..."
*) wagingpeace.org/about/people/board/ (accessed: April 23, 2017): "Richard Falk, J.S.D., Senior Vice President..."
*) wagingpeace.org/about/people/associates/ (accessed: April 23, 2017): "Robert C. Aldridge... "
||| August 24, 2009, Time, 'Heather Podesta: It Girl': "The [Podesta] couple used to escape to the beloved retreat they own in Venice 10 or 12 times a year, but "now we only maybe get there six times a year," Heather Podesta says. Leaving Washington doesn't always really mean leaving Washington. In Venice they've hosted, among others, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, though she was a mere governor back then, and hung with, by Podesta's count, something like 20 members of Congress (Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley, New York Rep. Eliot Engel, even Teddy Kennedy)."
|||September 23, 2004, Washington Post, 'Married, With Art': "Tony and Heather [Podesta] enjoy in-your-face art ... During last year's Venice Biennale, they threw parties night after night, renting out their favorite restaurant and packing it with artists and a gallerist or two."|
|||*) clocktower.org/show/venice-2013-jesper-just-tony-podesta (accessed: April 9, 2017), ArtOnAir.org/clocktower.org interview with Tony Podesta at the 2013 Venice Biennale, exact date unknown (audio).|
|||*) December 15, 2015, therogerthomascollection.com, 'Masterful proportions in Venice': "Roger Thomas shares reflections and images from the 2015 Venice Biennale exhibition curated by Axel Veervort [sic] at the Palazzo Fortuny."
*) May 4, 2015, Art World News, 'The mathematics of life and art': "Since 2007, the exhibitions organised for the Venice Biennale by Axel Vervoordt and his foundation... This year's show, again at the Palazzo Fortuny [of Vervoordt], ..."
|||March 12, 2007, New York Social Diary, 'A man's castle is his home, at least in this case'.|
||| All accessed on April 7, 2017:
*) moma.org/interactives/annualreportFY16/ assets/MoMA_2015-16_Donors.pdf
|||March 8, 2002, New York Times, 'Antiques; A Preference For Mingling Old and New': "Axel Vervoordt is not like most antiques dealers. First, he sells many of his wares by appointment out of Kasteel van 's-Gravenwezel, a 14th-century castle outside of Antwerp, Belgium. ... Mr. Vervoordt has a clientele that includes Bill Blass, Sting, Pierre Bergé, Henry Kravis and Bill Gates."|
|||*) 2012, Thierry Debels, 'Prins Laurent: rebel met een reden': "Laurent voelt zich ook als een vis in het water tijdens de cocktailparty bij de opening van de winkel van Diane von Fürstenberg in Antwerpen eind maart 2006. ... Tijdens een korte rondgang in de winkel botst prins Laurent op de Kempense antiekhandelaar Axel Vervoordt die als een goede vriend wordt begroet. 'Hij (Vervoordt) straalt', noteert de aanwezige pers. Je zou voor minder. Laurent kent Vervoordt van vroeger. De jonge Vervoordt heeft het Belvédere nog ingericht."
*) November 16, 2014, Gazet van Antwerpen, 'Antwerpse antiquair Axel Vervoordt opnieuw hofleverancier': "Zijn bedrijf in Wijnegem verkoopt sinds de jaren negentig kunst en antiek aan de koninklijke familie. Vooral koningin Paola is fan. In 2001 benoemde Albert II Vervoordt tot gebrevetteerd hofleverancier."
|||mai.art/support/ (accessed:April 8, 2017): "Anthony Podesta ... Francesca von Habsburg ... Adidas ... Squarespace, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary..."|
|||Artnet.com, 'Marina Abramovic: special projects' (accessed: April 10, 2017): "Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present is ... directed by Matthew Akers. The producers are Jeff Dupre and Maro Chermayeff. ... Co-Producer Francesca von Habsburg; ... The film will be screened at the following times and locations during the Sundance Film Festival..."|
|||June 3, 2009, Daily Beast, 'When in Venice: Biennale Dos And Don'ts': "Stop in at Palazzo Fortuny for Axel Vervoordt’s In-finitum ... rub shoulders with Archduchess Francesca von Habsburg [and] Lapo Elkann... Yoko Ono will receive a Golden Lion award..."|
|||2002, David Rockefeller, 'Memoirs', pp. 448-449.|
|||*) July 26, 2001, Salon.com, ' Untouchable? Millions of people worship Sai Baba as God incarnate. More and more say the Indian guru is also a pedophile.'
*) July 26, 2001, Salon.com, 'Sai Baba: Pedophile or God incarnate?'.
*) May 24, 2011, New York Times, 'A God Is Dead, but It’s Business That May Suffer Most'.
|||Mark Koernke on the Alex Jones Show: February 23, 2008 (on the Oklahoma Bombing); July 11, 2008; July 18, 2008 (to talk about the "National Guard being used for gun confiscation in Illinois, Barack Obama's Hitler Youth-style Stasi proposal..."); July 23, 2008; July 29, 2008.|
|||See note 69.|
|||linkedin.com/in/amanda-kleinman-9647a534/de (unavailable as of April 23, 2017), but visible at archive.is/DJu4m:.|
|||*) December 3, 2007 YouTube upload of 'ApesDC, Apes - The Neutered Noel' (95% dislikes), information: "A heartwarming holiday tale about the magic of Christmas and Ghost Games. Video by Apes. Live footage by Robin Bell."
*) oneeightyoner.blogspot.nl/2012/04/cherry-blast-iv.html (accessed: April 23, 2017): "In the Dance Hall: ... Heavy Breathing ... Some of the video artists who have been curated into the smaller video installations in the chill lounge: Robin Bell [links to bellvisuals.com]. Congo Sanchez [links to a page that mentions the Democrazy song]. Lindsay Johnson [links to thelajohnson.com, where her (NPR) art work is featured]. ... Adrian Loving ..."
|||twitter.com/bellvisuals (accessed: April 23, 2017).|
|||bellvisuals.com/Trump-is-a-Pig (accessed: April 23, 2017).|
|||See note 86.|
|||Ibid. and thelajohnson.com (accessed: April 23, 2017).|
|||Ibid. and adrianloving.com/about/ (accessed: April 23, 2017).|
|||January 13, 2017, Buzzfeed, 'David Brock Wants To Build His Own Koch Donor Network': "...Brock’s former boyfriend of 10 years, James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong..."|
|||See ISGP's article The Supranational Suspects Behind 9/11.|
|||December 16, 2010, Variety.com, 'River House Round Up'.|
|||*) riverclubnyc.com/About.aspx (accessed: April 23, 2017): "Under the presidency of Kermit Roosevelt, the son of Theodore Roosevelt, membership would be limited to four hundred men and women from New York City and two hundred from other cities. Among the members of the organizing committee were Mrs. Vincent Astor, Marshall Field, Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt, and Harold S. Vanderbilt. "Mrs. George Draper," the article continued, "is acting as consultant on plans and decoration for the structure..."
*) August 25, 1952, Life magazine, 'Royal visitor looks at U.S.': "At dinner in king's [King Faisal of Iraq] honor at New York's plush Rover Club, he chats with Mrs. Thomas J. Watson."
*) 1994, Robert Edwin Herzstein, 'Henry R. Luce: A Political Portrait of the Man who Created the American Century: "At the River Club, in New York, a group of men and women, clad in "Chinese" outfits, attended a UCR benefit. Mrs. Edith Willkie, John D. Rockefeller III, [J.P. Morgan chief] Thomas Lamont, Thomas J. Watson of IBM, and Mrs. Dwight Morrow graced the occasion."
*) November 8, 1983, New York Times , 'Charlotte Curtis': "In 1979, when it looked as if Mr. Toure was hunting a new friend and visited President Jimmy Carter, Mr. Rockefeller was the host of a lunch for him at the River Club."
*) January 25, 1990, New York Times, 'Chronicle': "George W. Ball's 80th birthday bash [at the River Club], the co-hosts (and former Cabinet secretaries) W. Michael Blumenthal and Peter G. Peterson gathered... Guests at the River Club dinner on Tuesday included David Rockefeller, Adlai E. Stevenson 3D, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. ... James R. Schlesinger and 70 others."
*) Angier Biddle Duke I picked from ISGP's Pilgrims Society membership/bio list. Original source is the digital Who's Who.
|||August 15, 2016, The Observer, 'DC Leak Exposes Top Clinton Donor George Soros Manipulating Elections; Billionaire investor buys access to high-powered Democrats'.|
|||February 27, 2012, Daily Mail, 'Media Matters founder accuses gay ex-lover of blackmailing him for $850K after breakup': "In May 2010, Brock says his lover sent an e-mail to him and his new partner James Alefantis that read: 'David, You and James pulled this same kind of sick nonsense in 2008 to try to hide your financial malfeasance [with Media Matters]. Next step is I contact all of your donors and the IRS. OK?'".|
|||February 13, 2017, Buzzfeed, 'David Brock Wants To Build His Own Koch Donor Network': "More than 120 top Democratic donors will spend next week's inauguration near Miami at the Turnberry Isle resort for three days of closed-door meetings and strategy sessions with elected officials, progressive leaders, and key strategists — all organized by David Brock. ...
The conference's more eclectic offerings include a welcome speech from liberal newscaster Keith Olbermann ... and a session on "Fake News: What It Is and What To Do About It," led by Brock’s former boyfriend of 10 years, James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong..."
|||May 13, 2016, Wall Street Journal, 'Hillary Clinton Holds $100,000-a-Head Fundraisers': "The former secretary of state attended a pair of small, intimate gatherings in New York City on Thursday evening that cost donors a minimum of $100,000 to attend... The second Thursday event was at the home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild..."|
|||Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 7:15 PM email of Lynn Forester de Rothschild to key Clinton advisor Cheryl Mills, which was CC-ed to John Podesta and others (and released through Wikileaks): "We need to craft the economic message for Hillary so that [Clinton critic Elizabeth] Warren's common inaccurate conclusions are addressed. Xoxo Lynn"|
|||May 5, 2007, Buffalo News, 'Today's Notices: Helen (Rappas) Alefantis': "ALEFANTIS-Helen (Rappas) May 2, 2007, beloved wife of the late Louis G. Alefantis; dear mother of George ([married] Joanne) and Achilles "Lee" ([married] Susan) Alefantis [maiden name reportedly Susan Reid Shoemaker]; loving grandmother of Dr. Timothy (Chris), Louis John ["LJ"] and James Alefantis..."|
|||*) February 5, 2009, Washingtonlife.com, 'Media Matters Party': "Donor Patricia Baumand [sic] and James Alefantis [in picture] ... The guests: Al Franken, Arianna Huffington, MOMA curator Rajendra Roy ... [gay congressman] Barney Frank, James Alefantis and David Brock..."
*) moma.org/about/senior_staff/rajendra_roy (accessed: April 27, 2017): "In 2007, Rajendra Roy joined The Museum of Modern Art... In addition, he has nominated individuals or works to be recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation [and] the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage... From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Roy worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum... He has also served on numerous juries and selection committees for organizations such as the Sundance Film Festival [and others]..."
|||*) September 7, 2012, New York Daily News, 'Queens housekeeper says his Manhattan boss wanted his back rubbed — not his pots scrubbed';
*) September 7, 2012, New York Post, 'Rubbed the wrong way: Queens man claims millionaire boss demanded ‘massage’, then fired him'.
|||November 23, 2013, Washington, 'For women once abused by Potomac School teacher Kloman, years of pain and silence'.|
|||October 18, 2013, Washington Post, 'Former Potomac School sentenced to 43 years in decades-old molestations'|
|||hudson.org:80/learn/index.cfm?fuseaction=board_of_trustees (accessed: October 11, 2007).|
|||*) hudson.org:80/learn/index.cfm? fuseaction=board_of_trustees (accessed: June 3, 2011);
*) hudson.org/about/leadership (accessed: April 29, 2017);
*) hudson.org/experts/720-margaret-whitehead (accessed: April 29, 2017).
|||November 23, 2013, Washington, 'For women once abused by Potomac School teacher Kloman, years of pain and silence': "She thought [Kloman] would be fired [after molesting her], that she’d never see him again. Instead, her parents told her, he was sent to counseling. There he was in the hallway each day as Gill passed, and she felt the eyes of the man some girls dubbed "The Wolf" boring into her. ...
Most say they never told anyone about the abuse, but Gill and another victim said their parents warned the school about him. A Fairfax County prosecutor said in court that Kloman told detectives he was reported to the school and sent to counseling."