War die Hippiebewegung inszeniert, um eine Antikriegsbewegung zu unterminieren, und hatte sie satanische Hintergründe ?
Im nexus-magazin erschienen interessante Artikel von David McGowan zur Hippiebewegung im Laurel Canyon in den USA und deren möglicherweise satanischen Hintergründen. David Mc Gowan zeigt auch auf, daß die meisten Prominenten dieser Zeit Verbindungen zum Militär und Geheimdienst hatten und sehr oft einen extrem reichen und priviligierten Hintergrund hatten.
War die Hippiebewegung inszeniert, um eine Antikriegsbewegung zu unterminieren ?
U.a. schrieb er zu Frank Zappa und dessen Frau, Gail, dass beide einflussreiche Eltern gehabt hätten (Vater von Frank Zappa hätte im Bereich chemische Kriegsführung gearbeitet, Gail Zappa würde aus einer Familie hochrangiger Marine-Offiziere stammen).
Given that Zappa was, by numerous accounts, a rigidly authoritarian control-freak and a supporter of U.S. military actions in Southeast Asia, it is perhaps not surprising that he would not feel a kinship with the youth movement that he helped nurture. And it is probably safe to say that Frank’s dad also had little regard for the youth culture of the 1960s, given that Francis Zappa was, in case you were wondering, a chemical warfare specialist assigned to – where else? – the Edgewood Arsenal. Edgewood is, of course, the longtime home of America’s chemical warfare program, as well as a facility frequently cited as being deeply enmeshed in MK-ULTRA operations. Curiously enough, Frank Zappa literally grew up at the Edgewood Arsenal, having lived the first seven years of his life in military housing on the grounds of the facility. The family later moved to Lancaster, California, near Edwards Air Force Base, where Francis Zappa continued to busy himself with doing classified work for the military/intelligence complex. His son, meanwhile, prepped himself to become an icon of the peace & love crowd. Again, nothing unusual about that, I suppose.
Zappa’s manager, by the way, is a shadowy character by the name of Herb Cohen, who had come out to L.A. from the Bronx with his brother Mutt just before the music and club scene began heating up. Cohen, a former U.S. Marine, had spent a few years traveling the world before his arrival on the Laurel Canyon scene. Those travels, curiously, had taken him to the Congo in 1961, at the very time that leftist Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was being tortured and killed by our very own CIA. Not to worry though; according to one of Zappa’s biographers, Cohen wasn’t in the Congo on some kind of nefarious intelligence mission.
No, he was there, believe it or not, to supply arms to Lumumba “in defiance of the CIA.” Because, you know, that is the kind of thing that globetrotting ex-Marines did in those days (as we’ll see soon enough when we take a look at another Laurel Canyon luminary).
Making up the other half of Laurel Canyon’s First Family is Frank’s wife, Gail Zappa, known formerly as Adelaide Sloatman. Gail hails from a long line of career Naval officers, including her father, who spent his life working on classified nuclear weapons research for the U.S. Navy. Gail herself had once worked as a secretary for the Office of Naval Research and Development (she also once told an interviewer that she had “heard voices all [her] life”). Many years before their nearly simultaneous arrival in Laurel Canyon, Gail had attended a Naval kindergarten with “Mr. Mojo Risin’” himself, Jim Morrison (it is claimed that, as children, Gail once hit Jim over the head with a hammer). The very same Jim Morrison had later attended the same Alexandria, Virginia high school as two other future Laurel Canyon luminaries – John Phillips and Cass Elliott.
Weiteres aus „whale“:
When I recently presented to a friend a truncated summary of the information contained in the first installment of this series, said friend opted to play the devil’s advocate by suggesting that there was nothing necessarily nefarious in the fact that so many of these icons of a past generation hailed from military/intelligence families. Perhaps, he suggested, they had embarked on their chosen careers as a form of rebellion against the values of their parents. And that, I suppose, might be true in a couple of cases. But what are we to conclude from the fact that such an astonishing number of these folks (along with their girlfriends, wives, managers, etc.) hail from a similar background? Are we to believe that the only kids from that era who had musical talent were the sons and daughters of Navy Admirals, chemical warfare engineers and Air Force intelligence officers? Or are they just the only ones who were signed to lucrative contracts and relentlessly promoted by their labels and the media?
If these artists were rebelling against, rather than subtly promoting, the values of their parents, then why didn’t they ever speak out against the folks they were allegedly rebelling against? Why did Jim Morrison never denounce, or even mention, his father’s key role in escalating one of America’s bloodiest illegal wars? And why did Frank Zappa never pen a song exploring the horrors of chemical warfare (though he did pen a charming little ditty entitled “The Ritual Dance of the Child-Killer”)? And which Mamas and Papas song was it that laid waste to the values and actions of John Phillip’s parents and in-laws? And in which interview, exactly, did David Crosby and Stephen Stills disown the family values that they were raised with? …
… Let’s wrap up this installment with a quick review of what we have learned about the people populating LaurelCanyon in the mid-to-late 1960s. We know that one subset of residents was a large group of musicians who all decided, nearly simultaneously, to flood into the canyon. The most prominent members of this group were, to an overwhelming degree, the sons and daughters of the military/intelligence community. We also know that mingled in with them were the young stars of Hollywood, who also were, to an astonishing degree, the sons and daughters of the military/intelligence community. And, finally, we know that also in the mix were scores of military/intelligence personnel who operated out of the facility known as Lookout Mountain Laboratory.
I got to tell you here folks that, given the relatively small size of Laurel Canyon, I’m beginning to wonder if there was any room left over for any normal folks who might have wanted to live the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. …
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David McGowan ist Autor und Unternehmer aus Kalifornien. Seit 1997 veröffentlicht er Artikel und Kommentare auf seiner Website The Center for an Informed America, darunter die Serie „Wagging the Moondoggie“ über Widersprüchlichkeiten bei den Mondlandungen und den vorliegenden Artikel, der die ersten zwei Abschnitte einer bisher 18-teiligen Serie wiedergibt, die noch fortgesetzt wird.
David ist regelmäßig zu Gast in der Meria Webradio-Show von Meria Heller. Er kann per E-Mail unter firstname.lastname@example.org kontaktiert werden.
Artikel von David McGowan
|Love, Peace und CIA: Die seltsame und größtenteils wahre Geschichte des Laurel Canyon und der Geburt der Hippie-Generation (Teil 1)||NEXUS Magazin 34|
|Love, Peace und CIA (Teil 2): Die Stars des Laurel Canyon – jung, berühmt und … tot||NEXUS Magazin 35|
|Love, Peace und CIA (Teil 3): Lucifers Freakshow||NEXUS Magazin 36|
Love, Peace und CIA: Die seltsame und größtenteils wahre Geschichte des Laurel Canyon und der Geburt der Hippie-Generation (Teil 1)
„There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.“
Buffalo Springfield: „For What It’s Worth“, 1967
Irgendetwas ging vor sich, an diesem lauschigen Ort am Rande von Los Angeles, an dem die Hippie-Bewegung geboren wurde: Laurel Canyon. Es war irgendetwas, das nicht ganz „klar“ war – und zwar nicht nur aufgrund der vielen Drogen, sondern auch wegen den sonderbaren militärischen und
satanischen Hintergründen der Hippie-Helden.
Love, Peace und CIA (Teil 2): Die Stars des Laurel Canyon – jung, berühmt und … tot
Laurel Canyon, ein idyllisches Stück Natur im Großraum Los Angeles, wurde in den 60er-Jahren zur Keimzelle der Popmusik. Nur merkwürdig, dass jeder dritte Star dort eines gewaltsamen Todes starb. Sicher ein Zufall, meint David McGowan.
Love, Peace und CIA (Teil 3): Lucifers Freakshow
Unbemerkt von der Aufmerksamkeit der Medien waren es vor allem jene zwei Gruppierungen mit extrem seltsamen Hintergründen, die eine zentrale Rolle bei der Geburt der Hippie-Bewegung spielten: die „Freaks“ und die „Young Turks“. Ohne deren Hilfe hätte es womöglich keine der ersten Bands in Studio geschafft. Eine glückliche Fügung? Ja, ganz bestimmt.