Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Illuminati are Perverting our Social Norms!


The commentary was broadcast 47 years ago.... April 3, 1965.
Porn Shackles Society More than Patriot Act
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
April 28, 2012
(left, scene from American Pie,1999, porn passing as "teen comedy-drama")
Increasingly, pornography is changing societal norms. Soon, we could be living in a porn movie.
"We aspire to corrupt in order to rule." Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872) Freemason leader.
Mankind has been colonized by a satanic cult, the Illuminati, Cabalist Jewish bankers & Freemasons who used their fraudulent monopoly over government credit (currency) to buy the world and hold it in debt servitude.
So effective is their control over culture that humanity is only now realizing it is their hostage in an emerging imperialist police state that spans the globe.
We are also recognizing that "sexual liberation" and pornography are political weapons designed to degrade and control.
The Illuminati know that real men supported by loyal wives will fight to defend their families and ensure their children have a wholesome future.
Better to turn these men and women into sex addicts who betray their families for a cheap thrill.
Porn is literally a weapon of war. In occupied Poland, the Nazis corrupted Polish society:
"The authorities turned a blind eye to the illicit distillation of alcohol. In Warsaw, gambling halls were opened which only Poles were allowed to attend. Prostitution was tolerated. The printing and distribution of pornography was encouraged." ("Poland Under Nazi Occupation" 1961, p.218.)
Casinos. Prostitution. Porn. Sound familiar?
Porn is a favorite weapon of colonizers. When Israel took over Palestinian TV stations in the West Bank, they broadcast porn. After the US invaded Iraq, porn flourished.
For most people, sex has become an addiction. Porn is the crack. In the 19th Century the British fought the Opium Wars because the Chinese wouldn't take their "medicine."
For the past 50-100 years this weapon has been used against us and increasingly porn is setting societal norms.
(Right: Risky Business, 1983)
Illuminati Jewish Hollywood
Just as "social change" is really "social engineering," Hollywood entertainment is really behavior modification.
"Risky Business" (1983) is described as "a teen comedy-drama" when it was designed to hook a new generation on pornography. Tom Cruise plays Joel "Goodson" an innocent whose teenage fantasy comes true when a comely young prostitute (Rebecca de Mornay) moves in while his parents are away on vacation.
The film contains many steamy sex scenes and implicitly condones prostitution and sex for its own sake. No coincidence, it was made by David Geffin, a homosexual Jew and written and directed by Paul Brickman, a Jew whose "sexual preference" is unknown.
This film about corrupting innocence is bookmarked by the American Pie series (1999-2012) more Illuminati Jewish "teen comedy" which begins with four teenagers who vow to lose their virginity before graduation.
Again, the film contains enough sex and nudity to hook every young male viewer on pornography.
The "American pie" refers to a scene in which the hero is caught masturbating into an apple pie, a reflection of what Illuminati Jews and Masons think of American values and what they are doing to America. ("Motherhood & apple pie" used to signify wholesome before it was defiled by Illuminati Jews.)
In the sequel, American Wedding, (2003),the future bride performs fellatio on the groom under a table in a crowded restaurant.
At the wedding reception, the groom's unruly friend has sex with the groom's grandmother in a darkened closet thinking she is the bride's sluttish sister.
Granny is so pleased she blesses her grandson's marriage to a "shiksa." In the final scene, another friend performs cunnilingus on the unruly friend's mother in a bubble bath.
This crude psychological assault on our morals and decency is part of the Illuminati's hate-filled (Talmudic) strategy to destroy the institution of the family.
In this context Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Pretty Women (1990) are significant for their nudity and for legitimizing abortion and prostitution.
All these movies played a major role in removing moral constraints and allowing obscenity, porn and Satanism to flourish in the mass media today.
Mainstreaming Porn
According to one 2005 estimate, 12% of all websites and 25% of all downloads are porn. Almost 30% of consumers are women.
People respond to porn as if they were actually engaged in it. This cannot but affect behavioral norms. Increasingly pornography is dictating societal norms.
Here, the TSA sought to grope the genitals of a 79-year-old woman. Can you see what's happening? This is not about security. This is about making us all porn stars. Where are the Illuminati Jews defending human rights now? This old woman is Jewish!
Recently Illuminati widget Myley Cyrus was photographed panty-less in public. Coincidence? Flashing vagina could become as acceptable as breast. With so many young women showing their pruned privates in porn, it is inevitable.
In this perspective, the "Vagina Monologues" which sought to "culturally rehabilitate" the female genitals can be seen as advance preparation.
(See my "Porn Play Degrades Women" )
There is a "Breastaurant" trend where waitresses provide generous portions of their own cleavage along with ribs and mash potatoes.
Look on the street. Young girls are responding to media cues by wearing form fitting leggings which highlight bum and camel toe.
Young women used to be respected for becoming wives and mothers. Now they seek validation as porn stars and unpaid prostitutes. Ultimately, the Illuminati plan is for women to become a common utility like running water. One satisfies thirst, the other lust.
The other effect of porn is arrested development. Sex is important in the courtship and procreation stages of life. However people in healthy marriages pursue new interests after they have children and grow older.
E. Michael Jones
Along with Kevin MacDonald, E. Michael Jones, the editor of Culture Wars, is our leading cultural thinker. In his book Libido Dominandi, Jones details how the Illuminati used "sexual liberation" for political control since the French Revolution. I invite you to listen to his interview.
[see the first video below] Jones characterizes the rise of porn as a battle between Catholics and "Jewish pornographers" which the Illuminati Jews have won.
In his most recent book, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit, he correctly characterizes modern history as the hate-filled subversion of civilization by Cabalist Jewish bankers and their Freemason proxies who have usurped Gentile leadership. [This interview can be found below - second video.]
This process of subversion is now almost finished. Everybody, especially many Jews, are duped into advancing the suicidal New World Order. Career success depends on it.
The Cabalist bankers who intermarry with non-Jewish Satanists ensure that other Jews will take the blame. They fund anti-Semites and create anti-Semitism in order to conflate this secret Cabalist agenda with all Jews.

Jones quotes Leon Trotsky: "Pogroms in which the rank-and-file of the Jewish nation suffer serve the useful purpose of keeping them in absolute dependence on their leaders."
Jones: "This is another way of saying the Trotskys promote revolution and the Braunsteins suffer for it."
Humanity has been colonized by this satanic cult and is satanically possessed.
Possession takes the form of sex addiction and promiscuity. Anonymous sex, separated from love, courtship and marriage is extremely degrading for human beings, especially women.
"Liberation" is really enslavement. That's how Satanism works. Everything is the opposite of what is claimed. Evil is portrayed as good and vice-versa.
Saint Augustine said: "A man has as many masters as he has vices."
How much easier for the Illuminati to let the human race enslave itself.
How much easier to construct a police state if men and women are focused on sex.
How Kulture is Contrived
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
December 10, 2011
(left, Clay Felker in 1967. Founder of New York and Editor of Esquire and many other popular magazines, Felker was one of some 600 US journalists secretly working for the CIA. They were "cheaper than a good call girl" according to CIA handler, Washington Post publisher Phillip Graham.)
A pervasive, highly organized system diverts us from the truth and places us in a cultural limbo where very little is real.
"We have already contrived to possess the minds of the goy communities...[they are] looking through the spectacles we are setting astride their noses." (Protocols of Zion, 12)
"No one is more a slave than he who thinks he is free without being free." (Goethe)
W. Eugene Groves was an idealistic young American who wanted to serve his country.
After winning a Rhodes Scholarship, he was a shoo-in for the Presidency of the National Student's Association in 1966. But, confided the outgoing President Philip Sherburne, he needed to know something.
The NSA was secretly funded by the CIA. Until this point, Groves had been an "unwitting" member, a dupe. But as President, of course he would have to know the truth. He would need to become a "witting" participant.
During the Cold War, the CIA secretly funded and controlled scores of US student, labor, religious, political and artistic organizations, according to the book "The Mighty Wurlitzer" (2008) by Hugh Wilford.
They were modeled after Soviet propagandist Willi Munzenberg's "Popular Front" organizations which had recruited earnest Westerners (Socialists and Liberals) in an array of "anti Fascist" causes. These seemingly spontaneous groups were secretly funded and run by Moscow (through the CPUSA) and subtly promoted Communism. Munzenberg called them his "innocents' clubs."
It's not unusual that the CIA would imitate Comintern's tactics. Behind the veil, both serve the Cabalist Jewish central bankers and their Masonic network which has now subverted all significant private and public institutions in the West.
So while Hugh Walford suggests that the CIA was fostering an "anti-Communist" Left, in fact it was controlling the post-war dialogue, fostering the illusion that the Cold War was real, and promoting a collectivist mentality.
The Russians told a familiar joke: "Under Capitalism, man exploits man while under Communism, it's the
other way round."
(2008 Book "The Mighty Wurlitzer" describes how Illuminati bankers "played" America)
As we are discovering, there isn't much difference between monopoly capitalism and Communism. Under Communism, the State owns the corporations and the Illuminati bankers own the State.
Under monopoly capitalism, the corporations own the State, and the bankers own the corporations. Both are devoted to giving the satanist bankers a total political, cultural, economic and spiritual monopoly, i.e. the New World Order.
The only difference is, in the West, there is an illusion of freedom and democracy. "Witting" servants of the Illuminati bankers are chosen to lead governments and organizations, while unwitting dupes perpetuate the illusion of a free society. The masses are also unwitting dupes kept in a coma by the education system and mass media.
Eugene Groves' dilemma was resolved when Ramparts Magazine and the New York Times exposed the CIA program. Now you ask, why would the controlled expose the controllers? Well sometimes the dupes throw a monkey wrench into the works. Ultimately, anything that discredited the CIA and the USA was also grist for the Illuminati mill.
Groves oversaw the NSA's transition to independence and then quit. "The world has lost its innocence," he said." I want to get out." (Wolford, 5)
How do we know what we know? We are taught by the mass media and the education system. But what if they were subverted by a satanic secret society, i.e. the Illuminati? (i.e. Cabalist Judaism and Freemasonry.)
"Modernism" and its spawn mirror a gradual perversion of reality and morality by the Illuminati bankers. What we regard as "progress" is really the advance of their satanist agenda. It is the change in "changing the world."
The mass media and education system promote this suspension of reality. Truth is suppressed. Lies are promulgated. Negative or self-destructive behavior is portrayed in a positive light.
Modernism is a solipsism where the bankers' perversity becomes the norm. For example, the CIA actively promoted modern abstract art, an art disconnected from human identity and aspirations, an art any child or monkey could produce.
They financed the cultural magazines, (Encounter, Partisan Review) critics (Clement Greenberg) and art museums through a network of foundations and Illuminati millionaires like Nelson Rockefeller and John Hay Whitney.
"Many of the artists in the movement had radical backgrounds (Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline for example...) Their painting, with its gestural expression of the artist's consciousness and total rejection of representation, constituted a massive rebuke to...Soviet art.." (p.106)
Not really. While pretending to reject socialist realism, the CIA advanced the Communist agenda which is to make art discordant, irrelevant and ugly.
The same story can be applied to modern literature where the "anti-hero," i.e. the alienated outsider and misfit, (i.e. the Illuminati Jew) becomes the hero. The "hero" is not the community-builder but the Luciferian rebel, the destroyer of the Cabala.
Similarly, modern literary criticism is a linguistic voodoo divorced from the author's social reality, biography or intention. This criticism was orthodoxy when I went to university. I wondered why this placebo was presented as "truth." Now I know.
The same story can be repeated for music, TV and movies. These have convinced everyone that the fertile young female is a Goddess, while romantic love and sex are panaceas and the purpose of life. (How would a pagan sex cult differ?)
With folks thus distracted, perverts and traitors are inserted into all positions of leadership. Just look at the logos with swooshes (sunrises), dots, pyramids (triangles) or combinations of the three. They are everywhere. Guess what? While we were sleeping, a satanic cult took over.
(left, CIA social engineer, Gloria Steinem)
Second-wave feminism was another Illuminati sponsored "popular front" masquerading as grass roots expression. Gloria Steinem, a Jewish misfit from a broken home was chosen to lead it. Clay Felker, who in the 1950's worked with Steinem at the CIA's "Independent Research Bureau," (another student front,) orchestrated the media campaign. Apparently Felker was not Jewish.
In 1968, Felker hired Steinem at New York magazine. He published the 40-page inaugural issue of MS Magazine as a supplement in New York.
In 1975, Redstockings, a radical feminist magazine, exposed Steinem's CIA connections. They revealed that MS Magazine was funded by Warner Communications and Katherine Graham, both CIA conduits.
In 1979, when Redstockings tried to put this account into a book, the publisher Random House was pressured to delete it by these conduits and feminism funders, the Ford Foundation. Thus kulture is contrived. (Kerry Bolton, Revolution from Above, p.168)
The Cabalist bankers have subverted our political and social institutions and are using government to enslave us according to the blueprint of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The people of the world and even their governments will be "as children under-age," say The Protocols. (15)
There has always been two kinds of Jews: those who follow the Lawgiver Moses on the one hand; and the Baal Worshipers on the other. Unfortunately, the latter have prevailed while retaining the prestige of the former. And they have been joined by traitors from every background, willing to betray their fellow man for personal profit.
Throughout history, these Luciferians have waged a war against God, the inherent spiritual and natural design. They have sought to dethrone God and enslave humanity, and are very close to succeeding. This is the true esoteric meaning of "revolution."
A large part of this involves destroying the four sources of our human identity and meaning: race, religion (God), nation and family (gender.) They do this by creating one race, one religion, one gender and one world government. At the same time, our kulture is increasingly rootless, depraved and meaningless.
While the CIA supposedly opposed Communism, they both served the same master, and created kulture to enslave humanity.
Our Illuminati Reality Bubble
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
August 18, 2011
Modern Western culture is based on denying objective truth and erecting a false reality in its place.
"We have already contrived to possess of the minds of the goy communities...[they are] looking through the spectacles we are setting astride their noses." (Protocols of Zion, 12)
Modern society is based on a solipsism created by Illuminati (Cabalist) Jewish bankers and their Masonic minions.
The word "solipsism" means a self-created reality that has little or no connection with Truth.
The word was coined in 1874 from the Latin solus "alone" and ipse "self".
It is the view that self is the only object of real knowledge or the only thing that is real.
The New World Order is dedicated to replacing Truth with a solipsism created by the same people who create money from nothing and charge interest.
What is Truth? On the material plane, it is the natural design, the most efficacious functioning of the natural realm. On a spiritual plane, it is God, who is the ultimate reality, another name for absolute truth, beauty, love, harmony and justice, what all human beings naturally crave.
Our mission is to embody these ideals.
On the other hand, the Illuminati say man is already God. Man excels by manifesting his worst qualities which Satanists think are his best.
Western Culture Based on Denying Reality
Instead of being dedicated to Truth, humanity has been hijacked by the bankers. The "New World Order" is a solipsism that stymies and enslaves mankind while increasing the bankers' power and wealth.
Modern culture is based on replacing reality with this Illuminati Jewish solipsism, sometimes called "secular humanism." Anything that goes against this program dies on the vine from lack of funding and notice.
This is not a recent development. I expect it has been going on since before Christ. But the modern chapter probably began with the return of the Jews to England in the early Seventeenth Century and the establishment of the Bank of England in 1694.
British and later American imperialism have been the instruments of the "Jewish Conspiracy." The New World Order is an extension of this.
The bankers have created a solipsism that portrays the material world as "red in tooth and claw" (Darwin etc.) and mired in class conflict (Marx.) This way the bankers harnessed the workers to eliminate their competition.
Meanwhile Nietzsche pronounced God dead. "Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?" he wrote. They reject the inherent moral order because it interferes with their monopoly of wealth.
"Think carefully of the successes we arranged for Darwinism (Evolution), Marxism (Communism), Nietzsche-ism (Socialism). To us Jews, at any rate, it should be plain to see what a disintegrating importance these directives have had upon the minds of the goyim." The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (2).
This solipsistic process has not abated. Today, scientists who detect an intelligent force at work in nature are fired from their jobs.
The bankers also champion the dogma that reality is unknowable and that researchers and artists are depicting themselves.
For example, postmodernist Hayden White writes, "historical narratives are verbal fictions, the contents of which are more invented than found.."
WRONG. History is the record of the gradual enslavement of mankind by the Illuminati. Naturally, they want us to believe objectivity is impossible and history unfathomable.
Meanwhile, instead of art, they hype perversity. The bestselling novel of 2008 was about hemorrhoids. Modern art is devoted to destroying the "uplifting potential of art, literature and music..." (Michael Minnichino, The Frankfurt School and Political Correctness.)
Modern literature normalizes "alienated" people who became dysfunctional because they attempted to supplant God.
Organized Jewry
Organized Jewry is funded and controlled by the Illuminati bankers. These bankers are not even Jewish; they belong to a satanic cult (the Sabbatean-Frankists) who intermarry with Gentile generational satanists. They are humanity's shadow.
Throughout history, they have championed "revolution." The real occult meaning of revolution is the overthrow of God. They have financed and trumpeted anything that challenges or undermines the salutary natural and moral order: "sexual liberation"; "homosexual rights"; feminism; abortion --all designed to disconnect people from the natural cycle of marriage and reproduction. "Multiculturalism" and diversity breaks down national character and cohesion.
"We will undermine every collective identity but our own," the Protocols say.
Look at the current offerings of the cable network Home Box Office for example.
"True Blood" is pornography, vampires ravishing and killing young women. "Hung" - the exploits of a male gigolo. "Entourage" - height-challenged talent agents making lucrative deals. All feature explicit sex.
The movies this month: "Walkout" glorifies Hispanic minorities who want to take back the American Southwest. And Rosie O'Donnell's family cruise- champions homosexual families.
Jews are aware of their tendency to self-absorption. Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO satirizes his selfishness and inability to consider others. Canadians can watch Ken Finkleman's embarrassing knock-off, Good Dog on HBO Canada. Both men model Jewish dysfunction and help to make it universal.
The Mass Media
The Illuminati controlled entertainment industry and media inducts humanity into their Cabalist Satanism. "Secularism" is merely a cover for this. They control our politicians too or their media monopoly would have been broken up.
Human beings tend to be unthinking conformists and can't imagine that society has been thoroughly corrupted. Monkey see; monkey do. And most of what monkey sees is degrading and often disgusting.
It's no coincidence that "slut walks" and children raised "gender-free" are front-page news.
It's no coincidence that the media does not elevate us morally, or make us feel good about being human. It's no coincidence that it never depicts history accurately. No coincidence that it rarely exposes the universal, but instead fixates on the trivial.
We are being drawn into a solipsism that inverts good and evil; truth and lies. We are being inducted into a satanic cult.
Society has allowed this vicious satanic conspiracy to fester and thrive in our midst because it is sponsored by the richest and most powerful elements.
Ninety five per cent of Jews aren't privy to the Illuminati banker agenda. Nonetheless they must appreciate that this ancient agenda is the cause of anti-Semitism. The Protocols of Zion is not a forgery.
Most Jews I know are not interested in the truth, no matter what it is, if it forces them to examine their preconceptions. They have been conditioned to believe any criticism is due to irrational hatred.
This attitude makes them easily manipulated. For example, the Illuminati bankers put Hitler into power partly to establish the State of Israel as their world government religious HQ.
All national and religious groups have been subverted and manipulated. We need to begin the long process of cleansing. Otherwise we will continue to be accomplices in our own demise.
Finally, the Illuminati have elevated subjectivity to a god in order to recast reality in their own satanic image. Our modern worldview is a solipsism and, with the possible exception of science, has little value or legitimacy.

Porn -- Watching Bruised, Drugged Prostitutes
by David Richards
February 22, 2010
(David Richards, 22, is a Uk citizen teaching English in China. See his personal statement at end.)
Shelley Lubben (left) believed she was ready to shoot her first porn film. She was in for a shock: 'When I walked in, it's like a dark satanic anointing just fell on me. It was creepy, it was dark, it was eerie, and it was nothing like prostitution. I knew I was in the devil's territory; this was the final frontier of Satan.'
During the little satanic ritual that followed she hit rock bottom: 'I sold what was left of my heart, mind and femininity to the porn industry and the woman and person in me died completely on set.'
Then something remarkable began to happen; Shelley's survival instincts kicked in and she re-connected with the Christian God of her childhood and, after taking a long and slow period of rehab to recover from her ordeal, she started on a crusade to expose the reality of porn.
She has marketed herself as a charismatic public figure in the televangelist style, telling her life story in a confessional manner as an entertaining way to deliver her message. The hub of her operation is the Pink Cross, a charity that launches fierce grassroots activism and collects data on the industry.
There is one overriding truth to Shelley's work; behind whatever thin veil of glamour they might masquerade with: porn stars are prostitutes. Delete any notion in your mind of a glamorous 'porn star' now.
Using Shelley's research, I have written this article with the hope that it will act as a wake up call to men in the western world with an addiction to a quite pathetic act; self-pleasure to film footage of prostitutes at work.
Porn stars rarely get started out of a free-willed love of sexual exhibitionism. Along with poverty and broken families, childhood abuse is very common.
Shelley said: 'Many actresses admit they've experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse and neglect by parents. Some were raped by relatives and molested by neighbors. When we were little girls, we wanted to play with dollies and be mummies, not have big scary men get on top of us. So we were taught at a young age that sex made us valuable.'
Often they are teenage runaways picked up by pimps. They only escape one circle of abuse by entering another; they can't run from the pain so they go towards it. Fast forward a few years and they find themselves in a zombified state, drunk and drugged on a porn set as they re-live the same abuse they experienced growing up.
Shelley continues: 'The same horrible violations we experienced then, we relive through as we perform our tricks for you in front of the camera. And we hate every minute of it.'
Crissy Moran was a famous and 'successful' porn star. Did she enjoy it?
'I went through more heartbreak and became suicidal. I was taken to the hospital for panic attacks. I tried to overdose on xanax, strangle myself, and cut my wrists but not nearly deep enough. I was too scared of the pain. I prayed God would just take me away! I felt helpless. I even went to church for a few months but the guilt I felt was overwhelming that I would feel as if I were choking when I was at church. I had to choose and once again I chose to continue sinning. It was easier and I needed the money.'
The brutality of most porn videos is obvious to anyone who has seen one. A typical film consists of one or more huge guys on steroids having violent sex with a girl.
Porn users only see a well-edited film. They don't see what happens behind the scenes; the girls that are crying and throwing up because they can't handle the hardcore acts they are being told to do. Jersey Jaxin explains what awaits you on set: 'Guys punching you in the face. You have semen from many guys all over your face, in your eyes. You get ripped. Your insides can come out of you. It's never ending."'
A girl's first time on camera can be horrific. She is disorientated under the bright lights and the sex is shockingly violent. The experience is more akin to an abusive alien abduction than a pleasurable sexual one. This is how Genevieve described her first scene:
'It was one of the worst experiences of my life. It was very scary. It was a very rough scene. My agent didn't let me know ahead of time... I did it and I was crying and they didn't stop. It was really violent. He was hitting me. It hurt. It scared me more than anything. They wouldn't stop. They just kept rolling.'
Her horror was in sharp contrast to the indifference of the crew.
'I had bodily fluids all over my face that had to stay on my face for ten minutes. The abuse and degradation was rough. I sweated and was in deep pain. On top of the horrifying experience, my whole body ached, and I was irritable the whole day. The director didn't really care how I felt; he only wanted to finish the video.'
Whatever artifice of control the girl had is now removed and Lubben has described what is left as 'traumatised little girls living on anti-depressants, drugs and alcohol acting out our pain in front of YOU who continue to abuse us.'
The sex you see in porn is a lie; sexual enhancement drugs are used on set. 'Drugs are huge. They're using viagra. It's unnatural. The girls will be on xanax and vicodin,' according to Sierra Sinn. No wonder the sex is so vicious.
Perhaps there should be a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen noting what drugs the performers are on: Gary is on Viagra and coke. Candy drank half a bottle of Jack Daniels and then smoked some crack. Enjoy the film.
Most porn stars take drugs, in fact they are often on film to pay for their habit. The girls are traumatised and get high to numb their pain, as Becca Brat will tell you: 'I hung out with a lot of people in the Adult industry, everybody from contract girls to gonzo actresses. Everybody has the same problems. Everybody is on drugs. It's an empty lifestyle trying to fill up a void.'
However it is a void that cannot be filled, and as the drug abuse spirals more and more out of control their lives get dangerous. Brat said: 'I became horribly addicted to heroin and crack. I overdosed at least three times, had tricks pull knives on me, have been beaten half to death - the only reason I am still here is God.'
Ask a young guy when he last saw a drug addict; chances are he pleasured himself while looking at one that very morning.
It should be no surprise that sexual diseases are at pandemic level in the porn industry.
With chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and herpes being passed from performer to performer there is a backdrop of sickness to a porn set. In fact, they often act as laboratories for the creation of whole new sexual diseases, such as the novel herpes of the throat.
When disease is added to the already traumatic nature of being a porn actress, it can all get too much, as Tamra Toryn found out: 'I caught a moderate form of dysplasia of the cervix and later that day, I also found out I was pregnant. I had only one choice which was to abort the baby during my first month. It was extremely painful emotionally and physically. When it was all over, I cried my eyes out.'
Most performers develop some form of incurable sexual disease during their career and some are killers; AIDS is still loose in the industry. Every time a performer steps in front of the camera they are playing Russian roulette with their lives.
Lara Roxx got HIV on film without knowing the risks. She said: 'We should think about these issues right now, to change stuff around to make this a safer f**kin' business. It isn't a safe business, and I thought it was, and I would not have done that scene with no condom with Darren James if it would have crossed my mind that those tests weren't good and that I couldn't trust him or the people he's been with. I thought porn people were the cleanest people in the world.'
There is nothing clean about porn; it is diseased prostitutes having sex with other diseased prostitutes.
It is incredible to realise that it has become the norm for young men to grow up watching videos of trafficked women being abused for their amusement. It is legitimised by the silence of the media, education system and religious groups, who rarely denounce it.
A porn habit can terribly pollute a man's image of women and sex. He will become cynical and believe that any nice qualities a girl has mask her true essence; the whore he sees on screen.
Shelley was that girl on screen. It nearly killed her. What saved her was spiritual elevation to a state where she could make judgments on good and evil. When she awoke to see demons running amok in the sex industry, she finally had the strength to leave it.
This is her most important lesson: to reclaim what is right and wrong and start imposing it on our amoral culture.
David is a 22 year old British man. He writes: "My generation have been conditioned to accept porn from a young age.... In primary school I even remember my classmates having soft porn material and phoning sex lines. Then, growing up watching porn online was sort of 15, 16 onwards all the way through university was normal for all the guys my age.
This was all normal to me. What set alarm bells ringing was that I went to a college in university with a diverse range of foreign students and met girls form India, Kenya, China, Japan, Ghana and so on and they were very different. They warmer, more gentle and caring than english girls and thought english guys acted like sexual animals. So I had to figure out why we were like that and porn is the main reason. I dated a chinese girl, she was caring and presumed we would always be together, for my english generation that's dinosaur thinking, but when with her I suddenly felt tremendous stability for the first time in my life. She would care and love me no matter what and I felt free to focus on my two main passions, politics and music. I then realised how much pornography and lack of stable relationships were making men too obsessed with sex to focus on anything important. So I came to the conclusion porn was an attack on us."
Too Much of a Bad Thing: Internet Lures Kids into Porn Addiction
By Paul Knight
Thursday, Feb 18 2010
Ethan Burnett spent a lot of time alone in his bedroom, and that was before he hit puberty.
Being alone was OK for Ethan, because at his desk and his chair in the corner of his room, in front of his computer, he was comfortable. That wasn't the case when Ethan was at school or at church surrounded by other boys and girls his age.
Ethan (names of the teens in this story have been changed) was a gamer, and even at 12, he spent much of his idle time on the Internet. The first time he stumbled across pictures of people having sex, it fit. Like his games, the stream of Internet pornography did not stop, and even though looking at porn and masturbating felt wrong to Ethan, alone in his room, there was no one to stop him.
The technology got better as Ethan got older, and the millions of pictures became millions of videos; Ethan couldn't open all the doors if he tried. If he hadn't been so young, his parents might have thought that Ethan was shooting heroin. The dark rings around his sagging eyes in the mornings revealed little sleep from the night before.
But Ethan's parents, who live north of Houston, didn't flinch. They thought he was fine until a weekend-long binge of Internet gaming and masturbating while looking at porn made him sick with dehydration.
Ethan is part of the first generation of teenagers who are computer literate and have had fast, unlimited access to the Internet basically since birth. In fact, the rise of MySpace and Facebook has turned the Internet into the preferred method of communicating.
Advances in cell phone technology have allowed teens to get on the Internet in the back of their parents' cars, in restaurants and classrooms. These kids are well versed in texting, sending pictures, video chatting and whatever else pops up long before they can do a lick of algebra.
And like Ethan, they're getting hooked on porn.
"If a child has a computer or takes a cell phone to bed at night, I can guarantee that they're using it for some sexual purpose," says Steve Schultz, a director at the Oxbow Academy, a private residential treatment facility in Utah and one of the only programs in the country for young boys with pornography addiction. Oxbow also gets plenty of calls about girls who are addicted, but chooses not to treat them. Schultz doesn't know of any facility that does.
Dr. Robert McLaughlin, who treats teens at ADAPT Counseling, a private facility in Houston, adds, "In many cases, the kids are poorly supervised and the parents have a mistaken belief about what their kids are up to and are quite naïve about what their children are really doing with their time."
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association and viewed as the bible among shrinks, doesn't recognize pornography addiction as an official disorder, although scientists in recent years have become more vocal about the notion. A researcher from the University of Pennsylvania, for instance, testified to members of the U.S. Senate in 2004.
"Even non-sex addicts will show brain reactions on PET scans while viewing pornography similar to cocaine addicts looking at images of people doing cocaine," Dr. Mary Anne Layden told senators. "This material is potent, addictive and permanently implanted in the brain."
The federal government has never formally funded a study into the sexual behaviors of adolescents, but the little research that is being done has produced staggering statistics.
The average kid sees his first pornographic image at age 11, and according to researchers at the University of New Hampshire, about 90 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 16 have looked at porn. In fact, the largest group of Internet pornography consumers consists of teens between the ages of 12 and 17.
The New Hampshire researchers also found that most kids who watch porn on the computer weren't searching for it the first time they found it. If a sixth-grader, for example, was doing a research paper on Abraham Lincoln and errantly Googled "Abe Lincon," one of the first things that would pop up is this definition: "This happens when a man shoots his cum on the girl's face, letting it run down her chin."
Armed with that information, a child could find all the porn he'd ever need, and it's not airbrushed pictures in Playboy kids are seeing.
"There's been lots of tits and ass out there since 3000 B.C., so if you're trying to make money off just another booby site, then you've got to be smarter," says Ray Morris, whose company in College Station handles Internet security for huge sites like Girls Gone Wild and Twistys. Morris has also worked in just about every technical area of the Internet porn industry, starting his first site in Austin in 1997. Early in his career, Morris flew to Dallas for a weekend to set up the first live video "adult chat" with sound.
"Maybe it's Asian midgets," Morris says. "If you have the best Asian midget site on the Internet, then everybody who wants that is going to buy from you. That's the content that is successful."
The effects are spilling over to the classroom. Middle schools and high schools provide the perfect meeting grounds for aspiring porn producers and directors—young teen boys—and willing actresses—young girls.
The Houston Independent School District, at the start of this school year, passed an official ban on receiving, sending or possessing "sexually suggestive messages." The ban was aimed at stopping kids from passing around naked pictures on cell phones.
In December of last year, two boys at a middle school in Keller, about 35 miles west of Dallas, were arrested after getting young girls to take naked pictures of themselves, which the boys sent out to hundreds of classmates. A 13-year-old boy in Sanger was arrested on child pornography charges for having a nude photograph of a girl his age on his cell phone.
Pictures aren't the only problem. A star athlete and homecoming king in Georgia was taken to jail for making a sex tape that featured him having sex with a girl and another girl performing oral sex on multiple boys.
Ethan, on the other hand, never went to jail, partly because his parents had the resources to seek help. They sent him to a lockdown facility 1,500 miles away in Utah. It was about their only choice.
Perhaps the most famous porn movie ever made, when viewed on video today, comes through as grainy, a reddish yellow color and almost warm. One scene early in the movie features lead actress Linda Lovelace being examined by a doctor.
"So nothing turns you off to sex?" the doctor asks.
"Nothing turns me off to sex," she replies. "I could spend the rest of my life getting laid!"
Sexual intercourse follows.
The film, Deep Throat, would almost be considered soft by today's Internet porn standards; the movie's plot largely centers on Lovelace's quest to have an orgasm. She succeeds after discovering that her clitoris is in the back of her throat. Even the movie's tagline, "How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle?" is more shtick than smut.
Deep Throat was produced in six days for $25,000, and it's credited as the first adult film that had the same elements—plot and character development—as a mainstream feature film. A 2005 documentary about Deep Throat said the film had grossed close to $600 million, making it the most profitable movie of all time. That number has been doubted, but it's never been questioned that the movie made a whole lot of money.
More important, it was the first porno that made it out to a mainstream audience. The modern porn industry was born.
Before the release of Deep Throat in 1972, pornography was a seedy, backroom industry. Hugh Hefner had already started Playboy, but it wasn't until 1970 that pictures showing pubic hair were published. More and more adult theaters were erected between 1960 and 1970, but many states used an anti-prostitution act from the early 20th century to shut them down.
The demand for Deep Throat, however, was too strong. The 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat shows archival news footage from the 1970s, and in one clip, a white-haired grandmother wearing a cherry-red suit and a string of pearls, standing outside a movie theater, says, "I liked it. I wanted to see a dirty picture, and that's what I saw. I don't want someone telling me I can't see a dirty picture."
The woman's attitude wasn't far off from that of the rest of the country involved in the pornography debate. An article titled "Porno Chic," for example, appeared in The New York Times Magazine about a year after Deep Throat came out, and the reporter wrote that the film "helped people expand their sexual horizons and particularly emphasized that a woman's sexual gratification was as important as a man's." The article's mention of celebrities like Jack Nicholson and Truman Capote seeing the film didn't hurt the movie's acceptance, either.
Members of the judiciary joined the debate as well, almost from the beginning, and in March 1973, a judge in New York City ruled that Deep Throat was obscene and banned it. The day after the ruling, the judge was quoted by The Associated Press as saying, "This is one throat that deserves to be cut."
That same year, a grand jury in Houston indicted the owner and five employees for playing the movie at the Cinema West theater in downtown. The film was shown just three times before the Houston Police Department confiscated it.
But after being arrested, Joe Spiegel, the owner of the movie theater, obtained another copy of Deep Throat and held private viewings for people in the city, including members of the Houston Athletic Club and local media, according to an article from the now-defunct Houston Post. About 200 students showed up to watch Deep Throat at the University of Houston.
After two mistrials, then-District Attorney Carol Vance told The Associated Press, "Although a majority may oppose showing this explicit film, the sole issue is whether the film is illegal...It is extremely doubtful any Harris County jury would be able to reach a unanimous verdict."
"They were never going to stop us," says Scott Fuller, who has worked at different adult video stores in Houston for the last couple of decades. Deep Throat, now digitally mastered and sold on DVD, is carried at different stores statewide, and it continues to sell well.
Fuller's latest gig is Pleasure Zone, an adult video store, and while adult video sales have dipped since Fuller started in the industry, "anything we carry, people buy." On a recent evening at Pleasure Zone, which was lit up like a Gap store in the Galleria, Fuller worked the register. A couple of video racks had been taken down to make room for more sex toys—those used to be illegal too—in preparation for Valentine's Day, but the films remain a big part of the store. One of the best sellers goes for $73.
"People always ask what we have in the back," Fuller says. "But I tell them, if it's not up front, it won't sell."
Ethan Burnett never had to tell anyone what he was looking for. All it took was a quick Google search.
If he searched for "porn" on any random night, the result might be a link to the popular video-streaming site The top video on Porn Hub for this particular search might be "Drunk, High and Cock Hungry," provided by the site The video features a young woman surrounded by a group of men at a party, taking off her shirt and pants before performing oral sex on a guy in front of a group of college-age students.
If Ethan moved on from Porn Hub, he could click on another Google result:, full of similar video streams. The top video on Keez might be titled "Slut Masked and Gangbanged," featuring a young woman having sex with half a dozen men at the same time.
It would take less than 20 minutes to view both videos, and neither cost a dime.
High-end pornography today that sells on DVD and Blu-ray has basically moved mainstream, pushed by the home video boom of the 1980s. Porn actresses do far better than Lovelace, who made a little more than $1,000 for her role in Deep Throat and was arrested for cocaine possession a couple years after the movie's release.
Jesse Jane, for instance, who was born just outside of Dallas, acted in a 2005 adult film that had a $1 million budget. The movie, Pirates, which sells at Pleasure Zone for $73, was also released in a toned-down version and carried by Borders and Barnes & Noble. Jane told Howard Stern that she pulled down six figures making five films a year.
Forbes magazine estimated that a porn company started by Jenna Jameson, who made about 50 adult movies in a 10-year span, is worth $30 million. Vanessa del Rio, who worked in the porn industry for 25 years, also acted in the ABC series NYPD Blue.
If the porn industry has a dark side now, it's on the Internet.
"There's so much free stuff, coming out so fast, and it's all junk," says Fuller, who doesn't own a computer and stays away from Internet porn. "Our customers keep spending money here because they have kids, or grandkids, and the kids get on the computer too."
Authorities haven't done much to stop children from watching porn on the Internet. They've cracked down on child pornography, and those arrests are often massive and highly publicized, but regulating what people produce and publish on the Internet has proved trickier for the government.
Courts have left that task up to cities and states, and the governing law depends on where a person is viewing the porn. So if a kid in Texas were looking at a hardcore porn site based out of Nebraska, it would be up to Texas to pursue any criminal charges.
"There are tens of thousands of laws, and that's the problem," says Morris, the Internet porn guru in College Station. "Every city, every county, every state, those laws apply to every Web site. How are you going to comply with that? You're not. Most Web masters say, 'We can't follow the law, so why try?'"
Producing and selling a sex tape in Texas isn't legal—California is the only state where it is—but the Internet culture has some haphazard views on the law.
"I've shot stuff in Texas, and there's certainly stuff being filmed in Texas now," Morris says. "But you just try to fly under the radar, don't do anything with bondage, no rape fantasy, anything that might get the [district attorney] or the neighbors interested, and you hope for the best."
The federal government has tried to protect kids from porn, starting in 1996 with the Communications Decency Act, and two years later, the stricter Child Online Protection Act. The law basically outlined criminal punishment for anyone who made pornographic material available to kids under 18.
The act became the subject of litigation almost immediately after being signed into law, and as recently as the summer of 2008, a federal circuit court upheld earlier rulings that the act violated the 1st and 5th amendments. In effect, there are almost no penalties under federal law for a Web site that makes porn available to children. Not that it would have mattered much anyway.
"COPA wasn't that big of a deal," Morris says. "Proving [age] was a little bit of a concern, but most of the people in the industry have that teenage attitude of, 'It's never going to happen to me. I can get away with anything.'"
Tube sites—places like Porn Hub and Keez Movies—are the rage of Internet porn right now. It started back when YouTube exploded in 2005 and 2006, causing the adult industry to follow. Along with the above-mentioned sites, there's,, and just about every other catchy spin on YouTube.
And all the free stuff is driving customers to spend money on Internet porn.
"I hear a lot of complaining about the free stuff hurting business, but I don't hear the complaining from the guys who have been successful year after year," Morris says. "Those guys look at it and say, 'OK, there's free stuff out there, there's always been free stuff out there, so how do we use that to make money?'"
Morris started his first "porn" site in the infant years of the Internet boom, after he was offered a free site for signing up with an Internet provider. Adult Web sites were pulling in about 80 percent of the money being spent online and 70 percent of the traffic. (Those numbers today have fallen to about a 60/50 split, Morris says.)
He was 21 years old and working at a fast-food restaurant, so Morris went with what was selling: He used his free Web site to post six pictures of Alyssa Milano. Then he got involved in an affiliate program, posting ads for other Web sites on his page, and each time someone clicked on an ad on his Alyssa Milano site, Morris got 10 cents.
"It took all of an hour to set up," Morris says. "But a couple weeks later, I got a check for $25, and a couple weeks after that, I got another check. I worked for an hour and kept getting $25 over and over, so I figured, 'What happens if I work for 10 hours?'"
Two years later, Morris was making $8,000 a month with his sites. The money model was fairly simple back then, mainly funneled through a program called Adult Check. Consumers paid $30 a month for access to about 80,000 Web sites. Morris never took money from a person looking at his porn, but received a percentage of Adult Check's profits.
"That model has pretty much gone away," Morris says.
Web companies now can process credit card payments, something individual owners couldn't do 10 years ago. Most of the sites that have the endless supply of free material are operated by smaller pay sites that provide a niche product, usually one fetish or another. The free sites link to the pay sites, and if a person doesn't buy there, it links back to a free site, which will lead to another pay site. The ultimate goal is to get someone to stumble across something he has to buy.
"Let's say you have If someone wants to see black girls and Mustangs, that's where you go," Morris says. "If you're not the best with the black girls and Mustangs, if you opened up, then nobody's going to buy it, and you're not going to make shit."
A goal for a site might be to retain 200 members who pay $30 a month for membership to the site. That Web master would pull down $6,000 for the month, money made, more than likely, from running the site as a side job from his house.
"The Internet is the perfect market economy," Morris says. "If you're the best at what you do, if you produce the best product, you're going to make a butt-load of money."
Logan Moore was hooked on child pornography by the time he was a teenager. He found out that getting the stuff, however, especially the videos of young kids being molested, could be hard for someone his age.
The amount of kiddie porn Logan collected was expanding, but his stockpiling became tough after he fixated on one "prepubescent" child who had been molested and raped over a long period of time on film. The videos were released in short segments only, and the people who distributed the stuff were guarded, to say the least.
Logan plodded through online chat rooms where pedophiles conversed, and he presented himself as an adult, constantly working to find videos of the young child he wanted to watch. Logan later admitted to spending six hours at a time hunting down the content featuring the kid.
"He described to me that it reached the point where it was no longer for sexual arousal," says McLaughlin, the doctor who works with teens at Houston's ADAPT Counseling. "He became attuned to the look in the child's eye that showed she recognized that she had lost control. It was the helplessness that served as the stimulus."
The ADAPT program works with about 50 teens—mainly in the 12 to 17 age group—from Harris County at any given time, and more than half of those are referred from the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. Teens who are hooked on child porn, bestiality, bondage or rape simulation are rare, McLaughlin says, but those kids do come through the program.
McLaughlin has even treated kids who have had sexual encounters with animals.
"They're available, and they don't report or complain," he says. "Some kids, especially the ones without social skills, they might act out those sexual impulses on available targets, and that can be family pets, or in rare instances, we've had kids who have had sexual encounters with farm animals."
He adds, "Because of the nature of the Internet now, kids have that as a resource to find out whether what they're hearing is real, and they don't have to look very far to find out that it can be very real."
A top result of a Google search for "bestiality," next only to Wikipedia, is basically a YouTube of animal porn. Videos of men and women having sex with horses and dogs and just about everything else are instantly available.
"If we found a dad's Playboy when I was young, we'd look at it, but eventually we'd get bored and go play football," says Shawn Brooks, a founder of Oxbow Academy, the lockdown facility in Utah. "Now an adolescent can sit in front of a computer for 15 hours and never see the same thing twice."
Brooks, along with Steve Schultz, was in Houston in January to meet with family therapists and talk about treating kids who are addicted to porn. Teens who end up at Oxbow—the academy only accepts 13-to-17-year-old boys—are extreme cases. One boy, for example, was out to eat with his parents and was caught in a bathroom stall masturbating to porn on his cell phone.
Another Oxbow kid had continually broken through the restrictions and locks his mom put on the family computer to stop him from looking at pornography, and when his mother finally removed the computer, the boy broke into a neighbor's house.
One teen, in a recorded therapy session at Oxbow, said, "I think honestly what I deserve right now, for what I have done, is to be locked away for a long time."
"We get the kids who let [pornography] have a serious effect on their daily lives," Schultz says.
The teens at Oxbow—it's in Utah because the state doesn't have any anti-lockdown laws—have also, for the most part, been through their local school counselor/family therapist/church counselor systems with no results.
"I think there are a lot of therapists who have contact with it," Brooks says. "They just don't necessarily know how to treat it."
Things in Texas are no different.
In 2004, about the same time McLaughlin saw a rapid increase in the number of patients with pornography addictions, a 14-year-old boy walked into a Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting in Houston, marking the first time a teen had tried to join a meeting in the city. Carol Ann "R," a recovering sex addict herself, was there and says the group was stunned, unsure how to proceed.
"We're just a fellowship for people who have a desire to stop. Anyone is welcome; we trust people to tell the truth and don't think anyone would lie about being a sex addict," Carol Ann says of the group, which has its national headquarters in Houston. "But with teenagers, we have to be so careful because of age. We needed to develop a special message."
After about 30 minutes of debate, the group allowed the boy to stay at the meeting, but it would be the last time a teenager seeking help would be allowed do so, because the "legal responsibilities transcend 12-step traditions."
According to Carol Ann, Sex Addicts Anonymous has created a program for teens wanting to join the organization. It has a rigorous and lengthy screening process for the teen and any adult who agrees to be the kid's sponsor.
A faster-growing portion is a group for the parents of such teens. One Houston mom joined Sex Addicts Anonymous after she discovered that her stepson had been using her credit card to buy pornography.
"I don't know how to access the degree of it, but it turned out it was going on for quite a while," she says. "It's definitely a problem, because it influenced him in a negative way and certainly the household. My husband and I want a completely porn-free house, and we're both going to the 12-step group, and we want to focus on recovery."
Getting her son to commit to therapy of any kind has been more difficult. The mom says that he has talked to "one or two people," but the therapy isn't "completely under way."
Dr. Milton Magness runs a practice in Houston for men with sexual addictions, and he treats celebrities and professional athletes, who have the same issues, at a resort in the Canadian Rockies. Magness' career has been as successful as any family therapist could hope for, but he rarely treats anyone younger than 17.
"It's such a specialized area of care, that for the most part I will not treat younger teens," Magness says. "I'll get calls from Mom and Dad who say they want something straightened out, but when I talk to the son on the phone, he's not motivated. I'm not going to treat him."
Jake Turner went to therapists during his entire childhood, starting after he was kicked out of kindergarten. Early on, he was diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and separation anxiety, and psychiatrists loaded Jake up on pills.
"At one time he was on $1,400 worth of meds a month, and that was out of pocket," says Jake's father, James, who wished only to be identified as living in "a Southern state." "A lot of those counselors weren't real good, and one just about killed him with an overdose."
Meds did little to help Jake's behavioral problems, and at school and church, he would lash out at other kids his age, as well as adults. As he grew up, Jake enjoyed the company of young children half his age, his father says, but he couldn't make friends with his peers and constantly caused problems.
"It was always someone else's fault," James says. "His typical answers were, 'They don't like me, nobody likes me, they hate me.' Things would escalate, and boom, he'd burst out the door of high school and run down the road."
During his junior year, Jake hit a teacher. Then his parents found out Jake had been buying hardcore pornography. The family withdrew Jake from school and sent him to a 51-day wilderness camp for troubled teens in North Carolina.
One evening while he was at the camp, Jake called his parents and told them he had been molested, starting at age 5, for about four years by an older kid, the son of a family that lived next to Jake's baby-sitter.
"It wasn't something pleasant to listen to, to hear him tell that story," James says. "But we felt relief that now we knew what to go and attack."
The family sent Jake to Oxbow after he returned from wilderness camp, to "give him a new thought process," James says. Jake was there for more than a year, spending his 17th birthday and senior year of high school being treated in Utah.
"He begged to come home, and he begged us to come get him," James says. "But we were committed to whatever time it took."
After he was sent to Oxbow, Ethan Burnett experienced actual withdrawal pains. Missing the endorphins that would shoot into his body from sitting in front of the computer, looking at porn and masturbating, was too much for him to handle.
Ethan broke down, unable to stop crying or punching the floor.
"They have a hard time not masturbating every 15 or 20 minutes," Brooks says.
To combat that, Oxbow has implemented a prison-like regimen. The boys are under constant supervision by staff members, because all it takes is 10 seconds, Schultz says, to quickly grope another boy.
"They don't do it to achieve orgasm, but they're trying to create a memory to masturbate to later," Schultz says.
Boys at Oxbow are allowed 10 minutes in the bathroom, and because of a variance granted by the state of Utah, the boys are monitored by video cameras and motion detectors while they sleep. It would be nearly impossible for the boys to escape.
"And we're in central Utah in the middle of nowhere," Brooks says. "There isn't anyplace to go."
The therapy at Oxbow focuses on group sessions, and in one exercise, the boys get together in small groups and try to corral horses without putting their hands on the animals. "Force will normally get what you want, but you don't always need to get what you want," one of the boys said in a recorded session, after being asked what he learned from the horses.
Another major part of the therapy is a lie-detector test, aimed at getting to the underlying issues that caused the boys to get hooked on porn. Some of the teens at Oxbow come from divorced families, some were adopted and some had even been sexually abused, but almost all of them were socially awkward at home and detached from boys and girls their age, causing them to find solace in hardcore pornography.
Ethan remains at the academy, but Jake recently returned home. A big challenge, his father says, came recently when he got a new computer to start taking online classes at a community college.
"An alcoholic that wanted to stay sober wouldn't go into a bar," Brooks says. "But these kids will always be in front of a computer."
Hit Movie Exposes Hollywood's Luciferian Game
By Henry Makow Ph.D.
June 16, 2007
They tell you they are Satanists before the movie starts.
The logo of Universal Studios features a globe emitting "a thousand points of light," an occult concept popularized by George H.W. Bush in 1991. It refers to the Illuminati initiates.
The Illuminati are Luciferians who have harnessed man's divine spirit for evil. They believe evil is good and good is evil. Thus these "light bearers" are really evildoers. This is the origin of Orwell's "doublespeak." (Technically Satanists differ from Luciferians in that they know evil is evil and revel in it.)
The film "Knocked Up" portrays crude demeaning behavior as acceptable. An evil spirit, this movie is hailed as "an era-defining classic" --"the American comedy of the decade" by film reviewers. It received an unusually high 91% favorable rating at rotten
Thus, our double-speaking masters pass off the disgusting as acceptable and funny. Evil is good.
The film is about a beautiful TV entertainment reporter (Katherine Heigl) who picks up a slacker (Seth Rogan) at a bar, accidentally gets pregnant and tries to make the relationship work. This is the post-feminist version of courtship and marriage. First you get pregnant, then you date. In the movie, her sister also got married this way.
Luciferians would prefer Katherine had an abortion but hey, you can't make a comedy about that. So, with little explanation, she decides to have the baby.
This "comedy" was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The train of course is Western Civilization.
The movie's idea of comedy is to throw acid at our sense of taste, intelligence, decency and style. Just when I thought it couldn’t shock me again, it did. I'll give you a few examples. Warning: This is disgusting.
The "hero" Ben Stone lives with a bunch of lowlifes in a comfortable suburban home in LA. They spend their time watching porn, getting stoned and riffing on entertainment trivia.
Stone has no occupation or money. A Canadian Jew, he lives off a small insurance settlement he got when a postal truck ran over his foot. His career program consists of starting a website that tells viewers when in a movie the star gets naked. "Want to see Meg Ryan's bush? That's 22 min 14 seconds into..." he says with a straight face.
OK, hold your nose. His roommates get "red eye" infections from a prank: farting bared-assed on each other's pillows. Apparently this is what happens when you get poop in your eye. "American comedy of the decade!" "Era Defining Classic!"
His future niece, an 8-year-old girl says everyone calls him a "prick." "What's a prick?" Does he reply, ask your mother?
No. He tells her. "A penis." The daughter of the writer and director, Judd Apatow, plays the niece.
When Katherine goes into labor, her MD is out of town, although he promised he would not be. Seth blows a gasket. He leaves a three-minute tirade full of expletives and obscene threats on the doctor's answering service. Classy.
When Katherine is having the baby, Seth's lowlife friends gather in the waiting room. They are "family." Hearing her screams, a particularly repulsive fellow rushes into the operating room in time to give the theatre audience a full frontal of Katherine's dilating vagina. He retreats in panic.
Let's not forget the scene of Katherine and sister sitting on toilets stuffing pregancy tests you-know-where; and the one of Seth and K making love while she is pregnant. "I think my penis is hitting the kid on the head."
Funny? I guess that's what Apatow meant when he said the studio urged him to "earn his R rating."
When did a scatological obsession with sex, genitals and excrement become the new "funny?" Let me explain.
The Luciferian Dynamic
Since the "Enlightenment," Western culture has been based on the denial of God. Sure we pay lip service to God, but that's what it is.
Western culture is Luciferian. Freemasonry, the church of Lucifer, is the real religion of the modern world. The Illuminati is the highest echelon of Freemasonry. Our "culture" is predicated on replacing God with man, hence we have "humanism," the religion of man, sex and excrement.
In practice, the central bankers take the place of God. When man puts himself above God, he becomes Satan. The Illuminati know this and actually channel evil.
Western history is punctuated by a series of "revolutions" sponsored by these bankers –English, American, French and Russian. "Revolution" means replacing the Old Order with the New World Order, replacing God with banker. They create money of thin air; they think they are God. They disguise this process with social reforms which we pay for and democracy which they control.
Truly, what is God? God is Reality. Even if we don't believe in God, we all have a sense of truth, goodness, justice, love, peace, and beauty. This spiritual sense and craving is our connection to God. It defines us as human.
Just as God made the natural world with exquisite design, so humanity is also governed by natural and spiritual laws. It's our job to discern these laws and live accordingly.
Luciferians want to outrage our sense of Divine order. They want to replace God with Satan. By offending us in movies like 'Knocked Up," they thumb their nose at God and worship their master Lucifer.
The Jewish Dynamic
The writer-director, leading man and many supporting characters in this movie are Jews. I am not being anti-Semitic. They chose to present Jews in this bad light.
Jews should hearken to Harold Rosenthal who said, "Jews don't realize it but their God is Lucifer." Also, when he says, we "pit management against labour [Right vs. Left] so they will never unite and attack us [capital, the Fed] and usher in a debt-free industrial utopia."
I used to be a Luciferian Jewish dupe so I understand their mentality. The Luciferian Leftie Jew is taught that society is dominated by repressed greedy right-wing Christians who own the evil corporations. These racists and hypocrites engage in imperialist wars like Vietnam and Iraq. Only Liberals and Socialists can keep these awful people in check.
For Luciferian Jews, being obscene and tearing down the moral and social order is rebellion against hypocritical mainstream society. They don't realize that they are being manipulated. The Masonic bankers want to degrade, demoralize and alienate Americans. They sponsor Left and Right. They control the corporations. They own the studios. Luciferian Jews like Judd Apatow aren't rebels. They're dupes serving the establishment's long-term occult world-government agenda.
It's time entertainment and media Jews stop acting as NWO Shock troops. It's time they stop creating anti-Semitism. It's time other Jews disassociate themselves from the banker agenda.
The movie has one redeeming quality: it exposes the domineering, out-of-control American feminist. Katherine got pregnant because she told Seth, struggling with his condom, to "just do it." He misunderstood her meaning and tossed the condom. Giving birth, she tells the male MD how to deliver her baby.
My favorite scene is when a nightclub doorman won't admit her because she is big-with-child (after a fight with Seth, she goes back to the nightclub pregnant); and her sister is "too old." The sister (played by Apatow's wife) vents in typical foulmouthed fashion.
But this movie cannot be mistaken for sophisticated social observation. (To Hollywood's credit, Richard Gere's "The Hoax" was.) "Knocked Up" is an assault on the collective psyche, degrading and perverting our social norms and sensibilities.
Culture is based on setting up spiritual ideals and elevating our lives accordingly. It is choosing the higher path over the lower. The Luciferian NWO is based on reversing the two, making evil seem good, and crushing the human spirit.
"Knocked Up" is a trip down a psychic rabbit hole populated by perverts, creeps and losers. Hollywood wants us to emulate them. Judging from the rave reviews, we are willing to oblige.
Henry Makow is the author of A Long Way to go for a Date. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto. He welcomes your feedback and ideas at 
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Will the Arctic be the Next Place of Conflict?

Hunters react to proposed mines, road in Canada's eastern Arctic
CBC News
Thursday, 26 April 2012
MMG eyes zinc, copper at Izok Lake and High Lake
Hunters and trappers organizations in the Kitikmeot region of Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut are voicing their concerns about a proposed mining project.
Chinese-controlled Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) wants to build a zinc mine at Izok Lake, a copper mine at High Lake and an all-weather road connecting the two.
Willie Aglukkaq, the manager for the Gjoa Haven Hunters and Trappers Association, is paying close attention to how those possible mines will impact the McClintock channel.
The government has already put a moratorium on polar bear hunting there.
"Now we're afraid with all the ships going through there, they'll definitely be impacted because of the shipping route. The board is afraid the polar bears are just going to move away to other areas," said Aglukkaq.
Aglukkaq said the association is also concerned about chemicals from any mining activity leeching into nearby streams and rivers.
Heidi Klein, with MMG, said she heard the community's concerns.
"We know we'll have to certainly go back and get more from the communities as time goes on," she said.
The company has already made some early promises. It has ensured that the all-weather road won't affect the migratory route of caribou – the road will be closed during calving season.
Despite his concerns, Aglukkaq said he is excited about the prospect of more jobs and money going into the area.
MMG has been consulting with various communities the past couple of weeks. It's in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, this week.
The company plans to put a proposal before the Nunavut Impact Review Board this June.
Gold fever in Nome, Alaska has troopers, Coast Guard fearing the worst
Alex Demarban, Alaska Dispatch
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Fearing a frenzy, an outreach campaign off the hopeful shores of Nome begins in five weeks, when the US Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and other agencies hold a series of meetings designed to offer safety tips and warnings to gold dredgers.
[Owner Ian Foster (left) and deckhand Scott Foster (right) aboard The Sluicey]
The dredging vessels made famous by Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold" are a growing, unregulated fleet, and Coast Guard investigators and others worry about the safety of operators who flout laws, said Lt. Eric Thompson of the Coast Guard's investigation division in Anchorage.
"They've been out of sight, out of mind for years," he said. "Now they're on our radar. We'll be working with them to educate them and make them safe. Then we'll hold them to a standard."
Thirty dredging boats have grown to more than 50 in two years. More are expected this summer as a modern-day gold rush expands. Some of the boats are hodgepodge, homemade operations that work in close quarters. Some lack such required gear as life vests for every passenger and navigation lights. Some aren't registered with the state, as required by law, Thompson said.
Operators will hear about those requirements and others at the meeting as dredgers ready their rigs for a season expected to begin when the ice melts. The meeting is strictly educational. Citations will come later after people have been given a reasonable period of time to buy the gear they need.
"We're hoping to discourage people from watching the show and coming up here," said Thompson. "There's a lot of details people may not consider. Most important for us is their safety."
The meeting will include tips on boating, diving and cold-water survival. "A lot of them are under the misguided belief they can swim to shore. Until you have been in that water, you don't know how quickly hypothermia can kick in and how quickly you can be incapacitated."
One man died of a heart attack on his first-ever dive into the frigid Bering Sea waters last year. "It is my opinion he didn't grasp what he was getting into," Thompson said. "He officially died of a heart attack, but the environmental conditions could have led to that."
The educational outreach and enforcement efforts by the Coast Guard and Troopers will include drop-in visits early in the summer, Thompson said.
"We'll spot check, make sure everything is in order. If it's an immediate life-threatening issue, like they don't have life jackets, we'll tell them to stop for a day, go to port and get life jackets. We'll give them a bit of time to get other things, too" because stores aren't always stocked with boating equipment.
But after some weeks, investigators will return to Nome, ready to write tickets.
"We won't tell you a date when we'll be there, but it will come sometime this summer. We want to make sure people are prepared."
Canada's military ramps up Arctic communications
CBC News
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
The Canadian military's High Arctic exercise, Operation Nunalivut, is getting more tech-savvy.
The forces have been training in the region near Resolute, in Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, for two weeks.
[Left: RCMP officer Cpl. Tom Cooke, from Pelly Bay, Nunavut, rides his snowmobile up a hill on Thursday March 29, 2007 enroute to Alexandra Fjord as part of sovereignty patrol Operation Nunalivut. The military has just ramped up its Arctic communications capabilities. (Dianne Whelan/Canadian Press)]
Lt.-Col. Glen MacNeil said they've made great progress in communications.
"This is the first time I've witnessed the technical commander of the forward element of the rangers group being able to do real-time chat not only to our headquarters here in Resolute Bay, but all the way back to Yellowknife," he said.
Before, the rangers were only able to connect with headquarters via radio and telephone. Now, they can communicate via a chat program.
"If the person in a deployed forward headquarter is talking to, let's say Yellowknife, then we can see what they're saying in Resolute Bay. So we have an all-informed net. So if anything is going on or we need something to happen, we can immediately communicate over that mechanism. It's great in terms of situational awareness," he added.
The 150-person task force has members from the Royal Canadian Navy, army, air force and rangers. They traveled by snowmobile and by air to do search and rescue exercises, and they even dove into the freezing, remote Arctic waters.
MacNeil said operating in these conditions proves the Canadian military can operate just about anywhere.
Operation Nunalivut ends May 1.
Top of the World: NATO Rehearses For War In The Arctic
The Western campaign for global dominance has reached the top of the world.
By Rick Rozoff
Global Research, April 24, 2012
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To the world’s military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources and long-dreamed-of sea-lanes. Rick Rozoff scrutinizes the feverish military activity taking place in the High North, under the official label of a joint Norwegian-NATO-Partnership for Peace endeavor, including preparedness drills against terrorist threats, mass demonstrations...and spies coming in from the cold!
Cold Response 2012 military exercise in Nordland, Norway. The yearly air land and maritime exercise is organized withing NATO with a UN mandate.
The largest military exercise in the High North, inside and immediately outside the Arctic Circle, since the end of the Cold War (and perhaps even before) was completed on March 21 in northern Norway.
Except for the crash of a Norwegian military transport plane in Sweden during its course the world would have been unaware of it.
Cold Response 2012 was conducted from March 12-21 primarily in Norway but also in Sweden with the participation of 16,300 troops from fifteen nations as part of full spectrum – air, sea, infantry and special forces – maneuvers against the backdrop of the past three years’ new scramble for the Arctic.
The term High North is a translation of the Norwegian designation nordområdene which was adopted by NATO in January of 2009 for its two-day Seminar on Security Prospects in the High North in Reykjavík, Iceland attended by the bloc’s secretary general, chairman of its Military Committee and two top military commanders, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
Four of the five Arctic claimants – the United States, Canada, Norway and Denmark – are members of NATO. The other, Russia, is not. In 2010 Norway became the first Arctic nation to move its military command center within the Arctic Circle, transferring the Norwegian Operational Command Headquarters from Stavanger to Bodø, a five-story complex built during the Cold War to withstand a nuclear attack. The preceding year Norway purchased 48 Lockheed Martin F-35 fifth generation multirole fighters.
Last month’s Cold Response was the largest of five such exercises held since 2006. The first was the largest military exercise ever conducted in Norway, with 10,000 troops from eleven nations. All NATO member states, at the time 26, were invited to participate.
The next, in 2007, included 8,500 military personnel. The third, in 2009, consisted of 7,000 troops from eleven nations and the fourth, in 2010, included 8,500 soldiers from fourteen nations.
This year’s Arctic drills were almost twice as large in terms of troop numbers as any preceding one.
Information on the exercise was scarce before, during and after the event; even the full roster of participating nations was not disclosed by the Norwegian military.
According to the website of the Norwegian Armed Forces, military forces from fifteen nations were involved – NATO members Norway, the U.S., Britain, France, Canada and the Netherlands – as well as Partnership for Peace affiliate Sweden, part of whose territory was employed for the exercise.
The other eight nations were not identified but the exercise was described as a joint Norwegian-NATO-Partnership for Peace undertaking. One of only a handful of English-language reports on the subject, from Finland, confirmed that nation’s participation. Finland and Sweden are for all intents the 29th and 30th members of the Alliance.
The other Partnership for Peace states involved are likely to have been, among others, former Soviet republics like Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.
According to the Norwegian Armed Forces, “The main purpose of this year’s winter exercise is to rehearse high intensity operations in winter conditions within NATO with a UN mandate.”
The source added: “Participants will rehearse deploying and using military reaction forces in an area of crisis where they have to handle everything from high intensity warfare to terror threats and mass demonstrations. The soldiers have to balance the use of diplomatic and military force.”
High-intensity warfare, terror threats and mass demonstrations in the Arctic...
It also described live-fire infantry, naval and air – with the participation of fighter jets and helicopters operating from several Norwegian and Swedish bases and from aircraft carriers – components of the exercise.
The ground forces included U.S. Marines. According to the Marine Corps Times, “After years of fighting in a desert environment, most Marines may not think of the North Pole often, but the area abounds with oil, gas and other minerals, making it one of the most contentious regions of the world.”
The same source quoted a national security and Arctic expert at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for a New American Security with the improbable name of Will Rogers:
“The importance of why we need forces capable of operating in the Arctic is very basic power projection — to make a show to other players in the international community that we are an Arctic nation, and we are going to protect our interests in the Arctic Circle.”
Britain deployed HMS Illustrious, its last-remaining aircraft carrier, which had to return home early for repairs after being rammed by a tugboat, thereby eliciting a few paragraphs in the Daily Mail.
A Norwegian C-130 Super Hercules military transport plane crashed in Sweden, killing five soldiers. A memorial service was presided over by King Harald V, the titular commander-in-chief of the Norwegian armed forces.
The assault ship HMS Bulwark accompanied HMS Illustrious, which carried eight helicopters, and the first landed British commandos as well as American and Dutch troops, equipment and vehicles on the northern Norwegian coast.
In the words of the commanding officer of the Bulwark:
“It is not simply park the ship and offload it. In war – and therefore in training – we have to take account of the environment, enemy forces in the air, sea, and on land, coordinate people into boats and naval helicopters, all to arrive on target, in the right order, at the right time, to achieve the battle-winning effect. Few navies deliver this successfully and most aspirants look to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Fleet Air Arm, with our war-proven capability, for guidance – on the sea in the air and on the land.”
Regarding “war-proven capability(ies),” Defense Media Network quoted U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General James M. Lariviere, commanding general of 4th Marine Division, present for the occasion:
“It was an opportunity to interact with our allies. Many of them are veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, and anti-piracy task forces off the coast of Somalia. They all have a lot of experience working with the U.S. and our allies in various capacities...”
The U.S. uses the Bjugn Cave Facility in Norway’s Fosen peninsula for Marine Corps Prepositioning Program Norway, the Marine Corps’ only land-based prepositioning program. According to a U.S. European Command article of last year:
“Well guarded within 671,000 sq. feet of six climate-controlled caves, $420 million worth of Marine Corps equipment and supplies lie ready for real world use. The caves, located in Norway, serve as a key strategic storage site for the Marine Corps....The Norwegian caves are strategically located to provide support to the United States Marine Corps’ operations around the globe...[T]he equipment from the climate controlled caves of Norway has seen action in places as diverse as the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.”
The Helsingin Sanomat, which reported 215 Finnish soldiers participating in the exercise, characterized Cold Response 2012 as “a major military training exercise being held in the far north of Norway [in which] armed forces from 14 nations are protecting civilians in the same way as last year in Libya, and are fighting against the local opposition just as in Afghanistan.”
The newspaper also quoted a Finnish military media and communications officer stating, ”It would be silly to rehearse a situation if it were not realistic.”
A Swedish website, which identified Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Latvia and Switzerland as having also supplied units for Cold Response, published a synopsis of the scenario for the Swedish part of the exercise provided by the Swedish Armed Forces, which included:
A “strange group of people” have settled in northern Sweden and established a state called “Gardaland” from which they have invaded “an area in Norway,” after which NATO intervenes under a United Nations mandate.
The Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands reported a potpourri of unrelated and even conflicting scenarios that leaves the door open for any pretext for military intervention:
“The Netherlands Defence organisation sent 800 military personnel to take part in the exercise, including a large maritime detachment and units from the army and air force. The Dutch units left the Norwegian training area on 21 March, after a simulated attack lasting 48 hours. The emphasis was on beating off air attacks, combating submarines and covertly landing amphibious units. The scenario also included taking terrorists into custody.”
The Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 was deployed to the Norwegian Arctic island city of Tromsø for the exercise. NATO established a Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, which at the time hosted the nation’s military command headquarters, in 2003. According to NATO’s Norfolk, Virginia-based Supreme Allied Command Transformation, the center is “the jewel in the Crown of Allied Command Transformation”.
On the opening day of this year’s Cold Response, Igor Korotchenko of Russia’s National Security Journal put the event in geopolitical perspective:
“The current military drill takes place amid NATO’s increased activities in the Arctic. Apparently, NATO is set on obtaining a share of Arctic resources and is carrying out the naval exercises to demonstrate that its geopolitical and diplomatic efforts lean on military might.”
Vladimir Yevseyev of the International Security Center of the Institute of Global Economy and International Relations, as cited by Voice of Russia, added:
“[T]he exercises are being held on the territories of Norway and Sweden, in close proximity to Russian borders. They might thus be seen as a provocation. Russia has all grounds for concern given that ships equipped with the...Aegis Combat System can be deployed in the Arctic.”
The last sentence is an allusion to the U.S.-NATO sea- and land-based interceptor missile system, which thus far is limited to Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea but could well expand into the Norwegian, Barents, Baltic and Black Seas in future.
The Western campaign for global dominance has reached the top of the world.
Rush for Arctic's resources provokes territorial tussles
US, Canada, Russia, Denmark and Norway are becoming embroiled in disputes over boundaries on land and at sea
Terry Macalister, Wednesday 6 July 2011
Two nations on opposite sides of the Nato military alliance divide – Russia and Norway – have signed a deal over who owns what in the Barents Sea. But there are plenty of other territorial tussles going on – some between good friends.
[Left: The submarine USS Annapolis reaches the frozen Arctic Ocean surface after breaking through three feet of ice. Photograph: U.S. Navy/Getty Images]
The United States and Canada still disagree on the setting of the boundaries in the Beaufort Sea – an area of intense interest to oil drillers.
Similarly, Canada has yet to resolve a dispute with Denmark over the ownership of Hans Island and where the control line should be drawn in the strait between Greenland (whose sovereignty remains with Denmark) and Ellesmere Island.
But of even greater significance in a world of melting ice floes is control of the North West Passage. Canada insists that it has sovereignty over the sea route and therefore must be asked about usage. The US sees it as a potential area of open water which gives it automatic right of passage for its battleships.
Canadians were incensed when Americans drove the reinforced oil tanker Manhattan through the passage in 1969, followed by the icebreaker Polar Sea in 1985, both without asking for Canadian permission.
The Svalbard archipelago, north-west of Norway, is already covered by an international treaty signed in 1920. But that does still not stop friends like Britain and Norway having disagreements over the way the treaty has been interpreted.
Norway has been given sovereignty and responsibility for administering the fishing rights and safeguarding the environment.
But it is also meant to give other signatories to the treaty – Russia, the US, China and the UK – equal rights to exploit Svalbard's natural resources four miles onto the continental shelf. The problem is that Norway does not regard the archipelago as having its own shelf, leaving scope for conflict. A major oil discovery off Svalbard would undoubtedly trigger a row.
Meanwhile the US and Russia still have a disagreement over the exact maritime border from the Bering Sea into the Arctic Ocean. A deal was signed with the then-USSR, but Russia has refused to ratify it.
All Arctic nations still have a major disagreement over who owns bits of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean, most particularly the 1,800km Lomonosov ridge. Claims are being submitted under the Law of the Sea Convention.
Growing Battle Over Arctic Natural Resources – but can Countries Agree?
Jorgen Heikki, Sr Sami Radio
Thursday, 05 May 2011
The ice is melting in the Arctic, intensifying the battle for its natural resources.
[Left: Annika E Nilsson, Arctic researcher at Stockholm Environment Institute. Photo by Jörgen Heikki, SR Sámi Radio]
The ice is melting in the Arctic, intensifying the battle for its natural resources.
These points are highlighted in two recent reports by the Swedish Institute for International Affairs.
Most eager is Russia, which considers the Arctic to be its greatest resource, according to Russia expert Ingmar Oldberg.
In his latest report, Oldberg notes that about 13 percent of Earth's oil reserves and 30 percent of its
These points are highlighted in two recent reports by the Swedish Institute for International Affairs.
Most eager is Russia, which considers the Arctic to be its greatest resource, according to Russia expert Ingmar Oldberg.
In his latest report, Oldberg notes that about 13 percent of Earth's oil reserves and 30 percent of its natural gas are in the Arctic – natural resources that will now become available as the polar ice melts.
"Of course Russia knows about these resources and hopes to find more," says Oldberg.
Russia claims about half of the Arctic surface and demonstrated as much in 2007 by attaching a Russian flag to the seabed at the North Pole.
But the Arctic is also important militarily for Russia. Its northern fleet outnumbers the total military capabilities of the other Arctic countries in the area.
Annika E Nilsson, an Arctic researcher at Stockholm Environment Institute, also recently published a report about the Arctic.
She sees no major risks of conflicts among the countries over Arctic wealth. The struggle for natural resources mainly involves different national interests, often with Indigenous people as one of the parties, according to Nilsson.
"Land use in northern Sweden is a classic Swedish example. The struggle involves mining vs. hydro vs. reindeer. Similar examples can be found in Russia," says Nilsson.
Despite the wealth that awaits in the Arctic, border disputes are relatively few.
Russia and Norway recently agreed on a border in the Barents Sea. According to Oldberg, the Arctic countries are only involved in a few minor disputes.
Canada and the United States are arguing about the boundary in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. Hans Island (Greenlandic/Inuktitut: Tartupaluk), west of Greenland, is a point of contention for Denmark and Canada.
Oldberg believes that the Arctic's natural resources may instead result in greater cooperation.
"Russia has the most resources, but lacks the technological capability to exploit the resources of the sea. That's where western companies and governments can help out," says Oldberg.
The Inuit prepare to defend their rights
Now it's their turn
The Economist
Mar 3rd 2011
WHEN in the Arctic, you should at least treat your host well. Royal Dutch Shell, an oil giant, had to learn this the hard way when planning to drill exploration wells in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska a couple of years ago. The firm had spent $84m on offshore leases and had satisfied regulators. But it failed to win over the Inupiat, an Inuit group. They worried that icebreakers and drill ships would hurt the bowhead whales on which they depend. Their leaders and environmental groups sued American regulators for not following a 1970 law on environmental impacts. This allowed them to wrest a number of concessions from Shell, including a commitment to stop all offshore operations during the bowhead migration and hunt, should drilling ever proceed.
Much has been made about conflicts between Arctic states because of a retreating polar ice cap, which will make many natural resources accessible for the first time. But so far, the disputes have been of a different kind. Shell’s experience in Alaska is being repeated around the North Pole. And such clashes are bound to become even more common. Native groups claim much of the Arctic coast as their traditional territory (see map)—and are prepared to fight for their rights. In late February representatives of the Inuit met in Ottawa to discuss a common position on resource development in the High North.
In fact, countries surrounding the Arctic do not have much to argue over. The resources on land lie within clearly delineated borders and those under the sea—which include an estimated 83 billion barrels of oil, more than Russia’s proven reserves today—are largely in shallow waters within the uncontested jurisdiction of coastal states. “There is no race for Arctic resources, and no appetite for conflict,” says Michael Byers, author of the book “Who Owns the Arctic?” Instead of getting into a fight, he points out, Norway and Russia last year ended a decades-long dispute.
In contrast, potential for conflict with native groups is in rich supply. In particular the Inuit live in areas where natural resources are plentiful. And although they are only a small minority—an estimated 160,000 of them are spread across the Arctic—they have achieved a degree of power. Greenland, a territory of Denmark with a predominantly Inuit population, assumed self-rule in 2009, giving it control of its resources. Nunavut, a vast northern territory in Canada, was created a decade earlier by a settlement with the Inuit.
What is more, the Inuit are determined not to be bowled over. They have amplified their power by banding together in the Inuit Circumpolar Council, (ICC), a body created in 1977. They have used their membership of various United Nations bodies to compare notes with indigenous groups from around the world. They have teamed up with other Arctic dwellers such as the Sami of Scandinavia and the Dene of north-western Canada. And they have sought expert legal advice for their common position, which is due in May.
The Inuit are not against development, but want to ensure that it happens on their terms. This partly means sparing the environment—but it also means receiving their share. “For centuries the Arctic lands and waters have been exploited by everybody—except the Inuit. Now it’s our turn,” Kuupik Kleist, Greenland’s prime minister, said at a meeting in Ottawa. The territory is counting on offshore oil and gas to speed its way to independence. It allowed exploration to proceed last year when others were hanging back after the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Other delegates spoke dismissively of companies that, a while back, had talked Inuit into bad deals. In one case a firm supplied poor communities in Russia with a crate of vodka and some food. In another a company in Canada tried to buy access to a nickel deposit in Quebec by offering cash and two ice resurfacers for the local rink.
Yet it was the Inuit success stories that most grabbed delegates. One example is the Red Dog Mine in northern Alaska. Created as a joint venture between the operator, Teck Alaska, and the local Inupiat, it has fed much cash—$146m in 2010 alone—into the Inupiat’s coffers. Such deals may be too steep for the appetite of many resource companies with Arctic dreams. But the increasingly interconnected Inuit are unlikely to settle for less in one country when they know what their counterparts have received in another.
The Inuit know that they will not always get what they want—in Russia, say, where the rights of the Yupik, another Inuit group, are enshrined in the constitution but are being eroded by the government. On the other hand, events in the Middle East will only make their oil and gas more desirable. “Development is going to happen”, says Edward Itta, the Inupiat leader who wrested the concessions from Shell, “whether we like it or not.”
Countries in tug-of-war over Arctic resources
By Marsha Walton
January 02, 2009
One of the planet's most fragile and pristine ecosystems sits atop a bounty of untapped fossil fuels.
Melting polar ice is making the Arctic more accessible to shipping and other industry.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that 90 billion barrels of oil, 44 billion barrels of natural gas liquids and 1,670 trillion cubic feet of natural gas are recoverable in the frozen region north of the Arctic Circle.
And the fight over who owns those resources may turn out to be the most important territorial dispute of this century. Russia, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland all have a stake in the Arctic's icy real estate.