RANDI ALWAYS KNEW “ALVAREZ” WASN’T WHO HE SAID HE WAS
Rules of Investigation:
1. You see it once you’ll see it again.
2. If you can’t find the answer you already got it.
3. All skeptic are liars.
FT. LAUDERDALE: The man who 12 years ago offered me $1,000,000 (one million dollars) to prove homeopathy (to him) ended up in court this week bailing out his longtime domestic partner on charges of life fraud, a 23 year long identity theft.
James “the Amazing” Randi is a career conjurer and debunker of extraordinary claims, a hero to a large following of atheists, local skeptics and amateur debunkers. His reputation as a ‘seeker of truth” turned hypocritical this week when in court he openly admitted that prior to the theft he knew the true identity of his homosexual lover, artist Deyvi Orangel Pena Arteaga.
NEW YORK: “He’s had my identity for 20 years,” the real Jose Alvarez said Friday, when reached by telephone in New York from Florida by the Sun Sentinel. “Why is he stealing my identity? Is he illegal?”
Pena is a Venezuelan, better known as “Jose Alavarez” and before that known to Australian audiences as a phony psychic channeler going by the name of “Carlos.”
The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports,
“Pena was arrested Sept. 8 at Randi’s Plantation home under the name “John Doe” and charged with passport fraud and identity theft. A Sun Sentinel investigation revealed Pena’s true identity earlier this week. The newspaper obtained the immigration visa he used in March 1984 to come to the United States from his native Venezuela to attend the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.”
The next question here is to what degree did Randi assist Pena in the theft of a New York man’s identity? The hoax was discovered when the real Jose Luis Alvarez, whose identity was stolen by Pena 23 years ago, applied for a passport. The story goes that Federal agents burst into his New York apartment to arrest him, but the real Alvarez was able to quickly corroborate his identity.
The next step was to cuff Pena and throw him in the Broward county slammer.
REPORTED TO DEPORTED
This is where the real dilemma began for Pena, for at the time his real identity had not yet been confessed. If he wasn’t Alvarez, who was he? To reveal his true identity would be an admission of guilt. The only way for him to be released on bond was for him to reveal his true identity.
Will Randi say that he didn’t know Pena’s identity as Alvarez wasn’t legal? Will he say that he just assumed that Pena had made a legal name change? Is there any evidence that Randi aided and abetted Pena in the identity theft? If so, will the prosecutors give Pena a break if he turns state’s evidence against Randi?
My concern is that the public, the majority of which appears to me to have stood behind Randi, will influence the prosecution to be ambivalent regarding Randi and not prosecute him for staging the whole thing!
Academia loves Randi. He has spoken in countless colleges and high schools. Youtube overflows with his videos. He’s a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award. He’s a founder of CSICOP, the psychic phenom defamation enterprise started by Paul Kurtz. Randi’s authored books, audio tapes.
Randi is a can of worms. The involvement in the Pena fraud is not the first revelation of something not generally known about Randi’s character. Recently he came out of the closet regarding his homosexuality after watching Sean Penn’s “Milk.” I subsequently made a video about it that questioned whether or not there would be any thing else that we might like to know about Randi.
And there was, just as there have been and will be.
Prior to coming out, Randi has long been suspect of pederasty, the sodomization of boys, implied in phone recordings made when Randi lived in New Jersey back in the ’70’s, and in what appear to be redacted court affidavits that detail three separate incidences of sexual assaults on minors.
You see it once, you’ll see it again.
I PREDICT there will more explosions of yet unknown but suspected facts to come. The JREF truth and identity crisis has long been in the making and is not yet over.
James Randi is not the only name he has gone by either.
Expect to see outbursts from slathering Randi lovers Michael Shermer, Steven Novella, PZ Myers, Penn and Teller, Sir John Beddington, Paul Lee, Edzard Ernst, Phil Plaitt, DJ Grothe, David Gorski, Harriet Hall, Ray Hymen and a myriad of anonymous “skeptic” sock puppets.
For more information, see the Bolen Report.
John Benneth, Homeopath
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The Skeptics haven’t had a meltdown because they don’t know anything about it. The media had totally covered it up for Randi, aside from the court report in the local Florida paper. A total media coverup.
Randi was from Rumson, wasn’t he? What can you tell us about that?
Your prediction that other skeptics would have a meltdown over the Pena incident seems to be as accurate as your other pseudoscientific claims.
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Here is a more extensive look at what I have been saying about vaccine damage to the brain and the limbic system.
It is in this connection worthwhile to read “Vaccination: The Assault on the American Brain.” by Harris Coulter. He contends that criminality is also the result of vaccination.
I might add that in my understanding of vaccinosis there is a huge part that remains undescribed, since it involves the Limbic System.
The Limbic System regulates personality and it is a mystery to me why it is ignored. Since vaccination often involves a more or less mild form of encephalitis, which involves the entire sheath. Within which we find the Limbic System as an integral part – nothing in the body stands ever in isolation.
Here is my take on several notable increases in different social orientation in present-day society.
Some Glaring Omissions
In all the reports we have read, we have not discovered a single mention
of the thymus gland apart from its importance in youth for the
development of the immune-system and its possible damage by vaccines.
Science has as little knowledge about the thymus as it has about the
spleen or the appendix. We shall come across a few more body parts of
which they know little or nothing. While its function in youth is fairly
well described, it is supposed that after reaching puberty, the thymus
has done its work and retires from active service. Further down we shall
come to its description.
However, in adulthood the thymus must also have a function, since my
T-cells – T for Thymus – are constantly being depleted and reformed. How
would such be possible, without the help of the thymus, which is
moreover one of the endocrine glands? There is no reason given why such
an important endocrine gland should become inactive at adulthood, other
than the supposition that the T-cells regenerate automatically as long
as there are sufficient to replace the depletion. When the T-cell count
comes below a certain number, one is supposed to suffer from auto-immune
disease, while it may be due to exhaustion, having just recovered from a
disease, having received a vaccine or simply because a woman is
Bookkeepers and Medieval Monks
Morning counts are always great, except after the night-shift, a wedding
or another all-night party. Afternoon readings are always bad, because
the T-cells are depleted by activity. An office clerk has better blood
values than an athlete, when tested in the afternoon. Yet the first
lives an unhealthy life and the second is the picture of health, except
when you look at the T-cell count. Then the roles are reversed. Hence
T-cell counts by themselves tell us nothing and are only good for
bookkeepers or medieval monks.
Nonetheless, their name implies that the thymus must still be involved,
in a manner they do not know. Since they cannot detect any secretion,
they assume it is inactive. After all, an active gland releases
hormones, is the contention. What if the T-cell is the hormonal
function’s secretion? They have never even thought about the
possibility. Nonetheless, that is the only logical explanation.
In the blood we find all sorts of entities that are unknown as to their
function. Béchamp, Pasteur’s better and teacher, called these ‘the third
element in the blood’ and he assumed they could take on the form of
vira or other defense troops, according to need in disease. While such
notions never had any serious considerations let alone gained any
traction – Béchamp being overshadowed by his plagiarist pupil – they
deserve careful consideration. After all, Béchamp was a much better
scientist than Pasteur ever would or could be and was moreover famous in
his day for his thoroughness. Pasteur simply misunderstood what he saw
with those birds he could not make sick and assumed that the bug had
become weaker and thus no longer could infect. In reality he should have
understood that germs do not cause disease.
Hence to return to the vaccines, they use the result and assume it is
the cause and so have it front to back. Since these vaccines take up
most of the T-cell and antigen or antibody production, they lay one open
for all kinds of infections one would never get when not vaccinated.
A Graver Oversight
The second omission, which we consider much graver and serious, is the
complete and utter omission of anything that even smells of the limbic
system. This, after all, regulates our personality in the materialist
explanation. In our view, the limbic system is the vehicle of expression
for the personality.
The limbic system is also known as the seat of the personality, which
Descartes sought in the pineal gland, which is the third omission in the
discussion about vaccination and its results. Many researchers talk
about personality changes, but none connects it to the limbic system and
none speak about the pineal gland, which in our view is the connector
between the soul and the body and consists of the “ahankara” or bodily
identification known as the ego. In those that are not spiritually
developed, it is calcified and small, with little secretion, while in
those that are, it is large and active, with abundant secretion.
One can understand that physical identification equals attachment and
the stronger that attachment, the more the pineal calcifies in a fixed
identity structure. On the contrary, the more one gives up this
identification, the less calcified ego structure and the more the pineal
gland develops. While normally the length of the smallest phalanx of
the little finger, in the spiritually developed, it may be as large as
both phalanxes of the thumb.
Further down, we shall discuss these glands and their fuctions and structure more extensively.
The body is a vehicle for higher purposes and its construction, function
and possibilities enable us to come to full self-realisation, provided
we follow the proper route for such endeavours. Anatomy is not merely
taking the body apart in its constituent parts, but an opportunity for
wonderment and respect. Of all the parts of the body, the brain is the
most important and it is also the organ we know least about, regarding
its function, its structure and its possibilities. While we do know its
shape and some of its functions, with most of the brain the information
is at best speculative and not in any way definitive.
The brain might be called the tool of the mind, while the limbic and
endocrine systems are the regulators and maintainers of our mental and
emotional states. It must not be supposed that the endocrine glands
cause mental and emotional states, but rather that the mental or
emotional state brings on reactions from the endocrine glands to
maintain or strengthen that state. Thus in situations of fear, the
adrenals produce adrenalin as a reaction to the mental state, which is
known as the ‘fight or flight’ reaction. This also maintains our
strength for feats of either bravery or cowardice, when we either fight
or run. In both cases the extra energy of the adrenalin is needed to
maintain and regulate the fight or flight.
At other times, when we meditate and enter the alpha-wave, other
substances are released by the endocrine glands to maintain the state of
bliss or concentration we have entered. The endocrine system is
connected to the seven chakras, known from yoga practices.
The pituitary or hypophysis is the most important of the endocrine
glands, because it regulates our entire endocrine system. The endocrine
system is important for digestion, respiration, circulation, elimination
through the digestive and urinary tracts, sexual function and also it
has an important influence on the functioning of the personality, since
the limbic system – consisting of other glands only indirectly connected
to the endocrine system – is the locus of aspects of the personality.
The endocrine hormones are important substances that help maintain the
body’s functioning properly. For instance, the lack of thyroid secretion
may cause obesity and diabetes. Diabetes itself is an endocrine
disorder, since the pancreas secretes insulin, which also belongs with
the hormones. Of all the endocrine glands, we consider the pituitary the
most important, because it secretes hormones for all other endocrine
glands in the body.
The Limbic System/Personality Link
Considering the personality, we discover that several endorphins and
other dopamines apparently regulate our moods, for when we take these
endorphins when depressed, they will lift the depression. Science
considers these substances to have causal power over our moods, but such
cannot be the case. Rather, it is our mood, which triggers the release
of certain substances, thus maintaining that mood. Things develop from
subtle to gross and not the other way around, as is evident from every
art work, which begins as an idea in the mind of its creator. Naturally,
we like to be happy all the time but when we feel depressed, a lack of
endorphins and dopamines maintains it or other chemicals are released by
the brain to keep that mood present.
Within the brain we discover some glands that have apparently no
function – at least not with the endocrine system, but which are
nonetheless affected by some of the hormonal secretions. We only have to
mention the sex hormone testosterone and have a look at the strange
mindset of the body builder that uses them, to see the correlation.
These glands have a relation to the personality, but conventional
medicine has no idea about the why, the how and the wherefore of these
The pineal gland is the most important, since it is from the pineal that
the entire personality is controlled. The pineal is the seat of the
personality, one could say. It represents the ego, which identifies with
the material body. The pineal gland is surrounded by three ventricles,
which may be compared to a triune with separate functions. Each
ventricle has an important role in our functioning in society. One
regulates sexual identity, one regulates social behaviour and the last
regulates physical functions in relation to personality.
These ventricles remain steady in those that develop spiritually, just
as the gland that sits in their midst grows and remains active in the
spiritually developed, but calcifies in those that follow a purely
In the vaccinated, the ventricles surrounding the pineal are damaged,
because each vaccination causes an inflammation of the encephalic sheath
that surrounds the brain as a connective tissue. This sheath envelopes
the entire large brain and extends to the small brain and the brain-stem
via those aforementioned ventricles. The encephalitis, be it ever so
slight, will cause damage to the three ventricles and cause differences
in pressure in each of them. This in turn will of course affect the
personality and depending on the ventricle damaged most, with the
development of aberrations in sexual identity, social behaviour and
Stuffing Supine Credulities
It is not surprising then to find that vaccination does not protect. As
we know from the German experience under Bismarck, it is as good as
useless, simply because of the massive dose and the way of
administration. Moreover, the timing of these vaccinations is
inadequate. It is not done when the epidemic rages, but at random –
beginning at birth.
Some of the vaccinations can instantly kill the child – pertussis
vaccine is the sole cause of cot-death. When such happens with the nanny
present, she is accused of shaking the baby to death.
‘Shaken-baby-syndrome’ invariably shows as damage to the brainstem. So
does vaccination damage.
In each case of parents being brought to justice for child-abuse or
supposed baby killing, it will serve the prosecution to look into the
vaccination records. There they will find the culprit more often than
not – pertussis vaccine, often hidden in a ‘triple antigen’ vaccine DTP.
Such of course will not be welcomed by the pharmaceutical interests –
Salk, ICI, Monsanto, Rhone-Poulenc, Bayer, Hoechst – for they carry the
responsibility and not the parents, nannies and au-pairs or
baby-sitters. They push the vaccination programs, for it provides
experimental opportunities with the severely damaged survivors.
They will have untold of diseases to treat that were never seen before,
but all caused as sequels to the use of massive doses of unsuitable
drugs. Aids is a prime example, although not having much to do with
vaccination damage. This is contrary to other views in the field. We
invite them to read our polemic on the subject.
The percentages getting the disease are approximately the same as in
non-vaccinated populations. They range from 6% to 18%, but are generally
towards the lower % in the non-vaccinated group and the higher % in
those so ‘protected’. While polio is not an eradicated disease, it is a
matter of nutrition more so than vaccination.
Many people in third world and developing countries live below the
minimum means of sustenance. Many places are faced with famine, due to
drought, a recent tsunami or earthquakes. The cheapest available pulse
is the chickpea, which when eaten as staple food, will cause polio. We
use it extensively for the exact same problem – Lathyrus sativus.
It strikes us all when we see that UN food relief is often with those
very same chickpeas, causing an epidemic of polio. Then the WHO rushes
in with a vaccination program and the genocide has started.
We believe that doctors are good people, driven by the need to help
others. We also know that in business ruthlessness and cynicism count
for great qualities. It is easily conceivable that the same companies
that rule the grain markets world-wide – ICI, Monsanto, Rhone-Poulenc –
know this and so create the circumstances under which they can sell a
large amount of vaccine that does not protect and creates terrible
diseases afterwards. Mind you, it is not just vaccines that go there.
Some Unforgivable Oversights
Of all investigators into the effects of vaccination, few have mentioned
the involvement of the endocrine system. If they have mentioned it at
all, the allotted place of importance has been documented as one of the
many effects a vaccine may have. However, we are convinced that
endocrine damage is, after the encephalitis mentioned above, the prequel
to all other reactions, since the endocrine system as a whole is the
prime determinant in immune reactions as well as behaviour, when the
secretions have gone away from the normal.
We must here reiterate that first of all the vaccine will do its damage,
while some of the hormonal secretions also affect the limbic system
glands, such as the amygdale and the pineal.
The Damage to the Limbic and Endocrine Systems
In the view of this researcher, the Limbic and Endocrine Systems are of
far greater importance to the functioning of the person as a whole –
body and mind. In particular, because of its influence on all physical
processes, including those of the brain, it is the regulating authority.
It is the ego-expression and identification. A damaged self-image is
alienated from the self through the malfunction of both the limbic and
endocrine systems and the nervous system. The different degrees of
damage determine the degree of aberrational behaviour.
The degree of expressionability determines the degree of self-awareness
available to the individual. Endocrine damage to the thalamus and
pituitary is the main cause of aberrations in the development of the
personality caused by vaccinosis.
The different degrees are defined as follows:
1. Minimal limbic and endocrine damage coupled to minimal nervous system
damage causes hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder and other minor
2. Medium-light limbic and endocrine system damage coupled to minimal
nervous system damage causes asperger syndrome, korsakoff and similar
3. Medium limbic and endocrine damage coupled to medium nervous system
damage is the cause of rebellion against authority and damage to
property or sometimes physical assault.
4. More than medium limbic and endocrine damage with medium nervous
damage causes minor criminality – kleptomania, property damage, robbery,
pickpocketing, store theft often or always with assault.
5. Maximum limbic and endocrine damage coupled to minimal nervous damage
causes extreme violence, psychopathic behaviour, sex offences and
6. When both systems are maximum damaged, autism is the diagnosis.
Autism is however a misleading nomination, when the damage is so great
that the ‘auto’ or self cannot be contacted and the term “alienation”
covers the state in which the individual finds himself more closely.
Limbic and Endocrine damage provide only false authority, which is
moreover incompletely relayed to the external awareness because of the
nervous system communication breakdown. As stated before: Limbic and
Endocrine damage involves authority through excess or deficient hormones
that steer the damaged brain and nervous system, involving wrong
communication through inadequate signals. Let us see what the textbooks
teach about the endocrine system. We begin with a general description of
Nothing Right in the Left Brain
The brain has a particular structure with a hierarchy expressed in the
different parts. The following tree shows this hierarchy rather clearly:
* Limbic System
* Brain Stem
The nervous system is your body’s decision and communication center. The
central nervous system (CNS) is made of the brain and the spinal cord
and the peripheral nervous system (PNS) is made of nerves. Together they
control every part of your daily life, from breathing and blinking to
helping you memorize facts for a test. Nerves reach from your brain to
your face, ears, eyes, nose, and spinal cord… and from the spinal cord
to the rest of your body. Sensory nerves gather information from the
environment, send that info to the spinal cord, which then speed the
message to the brain. The brain then makes sense of that message and
fires off a response. Motor neurons deliver the instructions from the
brain to the rest of your body. The spinal cord, made of a bundle of
nerves running up and down the spine, is similar to a superhighway,
speeding messages to and from the brain at every second.’
Rather it resembles the worldwideweb, with its millions of messages
going in all directions simultaneously, with every receiving part –
workstation, pc, laptop, games computer, wifi and bluetooth, comparable
to nerve-endings – having full broadband connection with unlinmited
download and upload speed. The brain is but the communication center and
the memory banks, while the mind and intelligence, as well as the ego
are comparable to the staff that runs it.
‘The brain is made of three main parts: the forebrain, midbrain, and
hindbrain. The forebrain consists of the cerebrum, thalamus, and
hypothalamus (part of the limbic system). The midbrain consists of the
tectum and tegmentum. The hindbrain is made of the cerebellum, pons and
medulla. Often the midbrain, pons, and medulla are referred to together
as the brainstem.
These are all damaged after vaccination to a greater or lesser extent.
Imagine the signals directed at the left brain entering the right brain
and vice versa. One would no longer be able to make sense of the world,
one’s own position therein and the social and sexual orientation one
ought to have, according to the body.
Nothing Left in the Right Brain
The cerebrum or cortex is the largest part of the human brain,
associated with higher brain function such as thought and action. The
cerebral cortex is divided into four sections, called “lobes”: the
frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, and temporal lobe.
* Frontal Lobe- associated with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, move-ment, emotions, and problem solving
* Parietal Lobe- associated with movement, orientation, recognition, perception of stimuli
* Occipital Lobe- associated with visual processing
* Temporal Lobe- associated with perception and recognition of auditory stimuli, memory, and speech
Note that the cerebral cortex is highly wrinkled. Essentially this makes
the brain more efficient, because it increases the surface area of the
brain and the amount of neurons within it. We will discuss the relevance
of the degree of cortical folding (or gyrencephalization) later.
A deep furrow divides the cerebrum into two halves, known as the left
and right hemispheres. The two hemispheres look mostly symmetrical yet
it has been shown that each side functions slightly different than the
other. Sometimes the right hemisphere is associated with creativity and
the left hemispheres is associated with logic abilities. We like to add
that the right brain is connected with feeling and the left brain with
rules. When these are compromised in their signaling, then the person
under such conditions has literally nothing left in the brain. The
entirety of thought processes would become utterly confused. The corpus
callosum is a bundle of axons which connects these two hemispheres. This
is also damaged after encephalitis, adding to the confusion between the
two halves of the brain, inbetween which sits the Pituitary, and the
Limbic System glands. As a whole, the entire brain is compromised and
thus the personlaity is equally compromised.
The genes express through feedback loops with the environment and
develop the body accordingly. When we expose the genes during the
process of development and construction to toxins, then the genes will
express the effects of those toxins in that development and construction
as certain as day follows night.
Nerve cells make up the gray surface of the cerebrum which is a little
thicker than your thumb. White nerve fibers underneath carry signals
between the nerve cells and other parts of the brain and body.
The neocortex occupies the bulk of the cerebrum. This is a six-layered
structure of the cerebral cortex which is only found in mammals. It is
thought that the neocortex is a recently evolved structure, and is
associated with “higher” information processing by more fully evolved
animals (such as humans, primates, dolphins, etc).
The cerebellum, or “little brain”, is similar to the cerebrum in that it
has two hemispheres and has a highly folded surface or cortex. This
structure is associated with regulation and coordination of movement,
posture, and balance.
The cerebellum is assumed to be much older than the cerebrum,
evolutionarily. What do I mean by this? In other words, animals which
scientists assume to have evolved prior to humans, for example reptiles,
do have developed cerebellums. However, reptiles do not have neocortex.
‘Limbic System: The limbic system, often referred to as the “emotional
brain”, is found buried within the cerebrum. Like the cerebellum,
evolutionarily the structure is rather old.’
Linear development does not exist in nature – everything is cyclic. The linear idea of evolution is therefore an oxymoron.
This system contains the thalamus, hypothalamus, amygdala, and hippocampus.
Underneath the limbic system is the brain stem. This structure is
responsible for basic vital life functions such as breathing, heartbeat,
and blood pressure. Scientists say that this is the “simplest” part of
human brains because animals’ entire brains, such as reptiles (who
appear early on the evolutionary scale) resemble our brain stem.
The brain stem is made of the midbrain, pons, and medulla.’
What is the matter with the pineal gland? It is significant to notice
two omissions so far, which are the thymus and its function, about which
they know very little and the pineal gland, of which they know nothing
Midbrain/ Mesencephalon- the rostral part of the brain stem, which
includes the tectum and tegmentum. It is involved in functions such as
vision, hearing, eye movement, and body movement. The anterior part has
the cerebral peduncle, which is a huge bundle of axons traveling from
the cerebral cortex through the brain stem and these fibers (along with
other structures) are important for voluntary motor function.
Hippocampus- the portion of the cerebral hemisphers in basal medial part
of the temporal lobe. This part of the brain is important for learning
and memory; for converting short term memory to more permanent memory,
and for recalling spatial relationships in the world about us.
Hans Selye – 1937
Evidently, damage to the thymus gland has severe repercussions, as the
literature of vaccine damage records so frequently. The incidence of
juvenile diabetes is another example of endocrine damage, together with
allergies to foodstuffs and arrhythmia or rheumatism. None of the
researchers have stressed the importance of these findings, with the
exception of Selye, whose work has been almost completely forgotten,
since they were done in 1936-37. His last contribution is from the 1978,
where he has bundled all his research together. This is already 30
years ago and ignored by the orthodox establishment.
Dr. Scheibner has quoted him in her book on vaccination, but she also
devotes only a small chapter to the subject and has missed the
importance of his work. Prof. Coulter does not mention him anywhere in
his writings, which stand out in his thoroughness and his hesitation to
call a spade a spade. The reluctance with which some investigators
approach the subject borders on the fearful – possibly for their
position or reputation. After all, if one is part of the orthodox
establishment one risks excommunication, vilification and ridicule,
resulting in losing one’s livelihood. If one is outside the mainstream
one is simply ignored, or if too loud, vilified and “made an example
of”. Not a prospect to look forward to.
Those that do mention endocrine damage only mention the damage done to
the individual glands, without appearing to realise that the entire
endocrine system is involved. They also seem to forget that the
endocrine system is involved in every immune-response and that damage
done to one gland implicates that the entire system is involved. To
understand the endocrine system as a whole, it is necessary to look at
how it functions in health and in disease. Evidently, hormonal secretion
is different in health and disease and this very secretion gives us
valuable clues to the damage caused by different toxic substances.
Since we know that vaccines cause severe damage to the brain and since
this damage has received the most attention from the researchers, it is
necessary to point out that hormonal secretion can cause brain-damage
and behavioural aberra-tions. Confusion about sexual identity and other
sexual aberrations, such as hormonal imbalance of the different glands,
are also among these effects. Other hormonal imbalances resulting in
‘diseases’ like diabetes, poliomyelitis, rheumatism, asthma and a host
of other complaints associated with endocrine damage are frequently
In all these considerations we must first consider that the pituitary
gland is the prime regulator of the entire endocrine system. If the
pituitary is damaged or otherwise imbalanced, the resulting hormonal
secretions will also affect the other glands and functions of the entire
endocrine system. Moreover, it will influence the limbic system too. It
is therefore imperative that we investigate the endocrine damage from
the beginning – that is, from the pituitary gland as the first to
The fact that since Selye’s investigation nothing has been done to
implement his findings, nor instigated further investigation of these
most important findings can be considered an unforgivable oversight.
Benneth and Kaviraj are beneath contempt and are homeopathy’s worst enemies. If I was a homeopath, I would be doing my utmost to distance myself from your hateful and bigoted rants.
Time for other homeopaths to cut you off, if they have any integrity.
If you like to distance yourself, why do you post here?
I am, frankly, disgusted both by the tone of this article, from the use of the purple-prose “Lover” in its title, and by its content.
Has the homeopathic community fallen into such straits (pun intended) that this is what passes for a clear and meaningful argument in favor of holistic health and healing? In my opinion, this is no better than the sort of rant that is used by politicians like Michele Bachmann to try to subtly (and not so subtly) play upon prejudice to steer and audience into action. And based upon the first response garnered and the homophobic slop it includes, I don’t feel that I am far off the mark.
Let’s consider the content of both the post and its response.
First there is the inflammatory title, worthy of the New York Post. Now I ask, is it anyone’s business who the Amazing Randi loves, what his or her gender is, or, indeed, what issues they might have with the law? Last I checked, there was nothing illegal about living life as an openly gay man or woman. Now, of course, there are laws–laws that I think none of us would argue with–against having sex with underage children, male or female, but to intertwine as our author here does, the fact that Randi has, apparently, recently announced himself to be gay and the vague possibility (again, our author seems more interested in blackening the man’s reputation than in working with facts) that he may have abused children in the past in New Jersey. Personally, I find no apparent intertwining of the two and do not feel that all gay people need be suspected of raping children, etc, and cannot help but wonder why the author would stoop to combing the two under his umbrella of “what else about Randi don’t we know.” Indeed, the whole of this nonsense makes me wonder what else is there about John Benneth that we don’t know…
As someone who has studied homeopathy for three decades, taught thousands the joy and power of homeopathy and authored ten books on the subject to date, I cannot sit quietly by without saying that this is NO way of making a point about homeopathy. This bigoted and homophobic assault on one man’s character (and that of his “lover”) is to be reviled and not supported. Homeopathy needs no such defense. The fact of its value as a healing tool is something to be shared and honored, not this post.
And the response that it elicits is, perhaps, even worse. Starting with the cliched comment that the author is in no way against homosexuals and even counts them among his friends (imagine that, how wonderfully willing he is to consort with lesser folks) and following through the whole of his rant, this author would on the one hand suggest that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality and then, on the other hand, present an image of the homosexual as an old, tired queen, a sick person who could be set right through the use of a particular remedy.
Again, to evoke the name of Michele Bachmann, it troubles me that, in 2011, we have made so few inroads into understanding homosexuality as a basic genetic building block of character that we would on the one hand suggest that Bachmann’s husband in his clinic can “pray the gay away” and here, on the other hand, possibly consider the idea that we can give remedies for it as well.
Time to rethink the manner in which we want to frame this discussion, folks. If this is the new direction, not to attack a man’s argument, but, instead, to attack his “lover,” his family members or his own character, well, then the homeopathic community is going to have to get by with one less member.
Rethink this. This is the wrong path.
Thank you for sharing your opinions here. But they’re hypocritical. Your feelings are not motivated by a real sense of concern for anyone but yourself.
We homeopaths are faced with outright hostility, generated through a deliberate misinformation campaign by our competition of which James “the Amazing” Randi has been its leading proselyte.
Look at his video “James Randi explains homeopathy,” a blatant solicitation of malice against homeopaths and their trade. This video has had over a half a million views. The commentary that follows it is relentless hatred against homeopaths, whereas the defense of homeopathy there is sporadic and mocked, challenged and attacked.
In both video and commentary on YT I have done the best I can to answer objections in both tone and substance, but particularly substance. But where have you been? When told that there are no peer revewed studies or challenged to cite one, I simply post it and they usually slink away or sometimes try to hypocritically pick it apart. So I have come lately to reverse the charges and hold them to their own criteria for the junk they peddle.
But where have you been?
You can make all the happy face Homeopathy Worked for Me videos but they’re going to be used as targets and as examples of how easily people are duped. If you want to move homeopathy forward you’re going to have to stand up to the opposition and make a proper use of similia in reversing the charges. Make them think. Make them take a look at their own values. Hold a mirror up to them.
In my opinion the hate campaign against homeopathy is tortious intererence and criminal defamation of a legal tradecraft. Proof of its effectiveness is that you believe it, you believe Randi and those who parrot him. Where’s the leadeship from the National Center for Homeoapthy or NASH to stand up to these lying bullies in court? They sing a different une when put on the stand.
Nowhere. They have their heads stuck so far in the sand they’re looking up skirts in China.
You might have a different tone if you had to actually deal with these liars, fools and frauds on a daily basis. This week I had two separate cases were women told me their husbands had instructed them NOT to spend ANY money on homeopathy because it was useless. ANd where do they get such ideas? Watch “James Randi explains homeopathy”
And I see that you subscribe to the ARH-Media list, and have posted your response there.
But how did you get on that list? You’re certainly not a homeopath. You certainly might be psoing as one, but you c an’t convince me that you’re a pratitioner or even a student of it.
That woul take more dedication than you are capble of.
If you were a homeopath you wouldn’t be complaining about my use of terms, such as calling Randi’s domestic partner his lover, which is accurate and without malice, and you wouln’t be calling my article slop, which is merely perjorative and full of malice. So you’re a hypocrite, an hypocrites don’t make very good homeopaths.
You’ve had nothing to say up to this point here or on the ARH and now suddenly this. No . .you wouldn’t be complaining about the “tone” of the article, and if you were genuine in the outrage you’re showing here on Randi’s behalf, you would have long ago been up on your hind legs challenging and attacking what Randi is claiming, that Kaviraj and I and real homeopaths are criminals and frauds running cams. How does that rate on your truth meter? How does that rate for “tone?”
Apparently since you are so fast to come to Randi’s defense and have never posted anything to ARH before this, I’m assuming that you agree with him in charging me with the crime of practicing homeopathy. My challenge to you is prove it. Prove I’m a criminal in a court of law. Prove that the substances I use are fraudulent.
No, I supsect the only time we’ll see you in court is when you’re in the gallery for Randi’s behalf , cheering on his involvemnet in a 23 year long idnetity fraud, cheering on his pederasty and booing the prosecutor.
If you were a real homeoapth you’d be demanding that the National Center for Homeoapthy take legal action against the James Randi Educational Foundation.
But no. because of opinions like yours the Vatican isn’t a pile of rubble for mass child rape, allopathic medicine rules the planet and homeopaths have to learn to duck and travel at night.
And let me tell you something else. Michelle Bachmann is not only right about Gardasil, she’s also right about homosexuality being a treatable condition, a hellhole from which a lot of suffering people would like to escape. And I have every right to not like homosexuality and I have every right to express my opinion as such. I don’t like what it’s does to people, I don’t like what it does to families, I don’t like having to defend my sons against pederasts who would destroy their dignity, while trying to help them grow into good men who can have the blessings and happiness of families of their own without being tormented by what some guy did to them. But because of people like you, Vinton, its been a real struggle. You can’t imagine how tough it’s been. The only difference is I’m going to win and you, Randi and your little rat packs are going to lose. You can be assured of that. I promise you. You have my word on it. I think your homosexuality is disgusting and I think homosexuals and pederasts are sick individuals who are seriously in need of compassionate help of the type homeopathy can give them.
blessings with love,
John Benneth, Homeopath
How, first of all, do you know that my comments are hypocritical? You don’t know me–as is apparent from all the rest that you write. When you announce that my concern is only for myself, you show that you have no knowledge of my work, the books that I have written, the many hundreds of classes I have taught, radio shows I have produced and/or appeared on, all for the sake of homeopathy. Since my own healing now more than thirty years ago through the use of a single dose of a homeopathic remedy (something I have written about again and again in some detail), I have been a believer in homeopathic medicine, to the point of becoming first a student of homeopathy, and then later a teacher and author on the topic. You would do well to at least Google a name before denouncing anyone.
Therefore, I do not speak to you from outside the homeopathic community, but from within that community in the USA.
I have myself been attacked many times by those that I refer to as the “Flying Monkeys,” those “skeptics” who tend to rather mindlessly follow Randi, Goldacre and others who would seek to eliminate our legal right to choose homeopathy as our medicine of choice. And I will continue to do so, as I see the basic argument as being one of legal right to choose–nothing more or less. I feel that the skeptics have every right to disagree with me/us, but that they have NO right , now or ever, to seek to eliminate my freedom to choose where it comes to medicine. When they take the step further, from debating to attempting to change the laws here or in England, or anywhere else, then I believe that they must be stopped. Not only for me/us, but for generations to come. The world is, I believe, big enough for allopathy and homeopathy, now and in the years to come.
So I believe that you make a mistake in attacking me as if I were not already one who is in agreement with you when it comes to homeopathy. Further, I believe that you are in error when you begin to attack anyone–skeptic or not–on a base, emotional level. I in no way was personal in my post, other than to tell you in all sincerity that I believe that, in going after a man’s sexuality, and in stating such serious charges as alluding to the possibility of rape without any proof of what you are saying is wrong. It is simply wrong.
I also believe that we need only remember what we learned from our mothers to know that two wrongs do not make a right. The skeptics are often rude, always unintelligible, but that does not mean that we should stoop to there level in order to score debate points. The fact that we have homeopathy as a healing art on our side is enough. More people are won over to homeopathy every day by the simple fact that IT WORKS than by any argument, pro or con. And such base and cruel arguments as you are presently making here will do nothing but harm for everyone on all sides of this issue.
Worst of all is the bigotry that you show. That you can think that Bachmann is in any way correct is horrifying. It is as if I were able, through some magic, to communicate with someone who is living a hundred years back in time. Your viewpoint is so incredibly antiquated and the histrionics that you include within your narrative do nothing to support either your point of view or homeopathy.
As someone who has worked in media in the USA for nearly forty years now–producing television for PBS, producing and hosting talk radio, working in print and electronic media–I can only tell you what my expertise suggests and that that the sort of argument you are presently making is the one that is least likely to work in terms of motivating those who disagree with you or are neutral in their viewpoint from coming over to your own.
You are, in turns, angry and rather self-pitying in your message to me. After finding me responsible for such ludicrous things as Catholic priests raping children, for you to, at the end, wring your hands and say that the skeptics have made you this way–rather fragile, beaten-down and, perhaps, bitter–is to give that motley crew far more power than they deserve.
I tell you again, this is the wrong path. You work as a homeopath, do you not? If so, then you are a healer. Act like one, speak like one. You are better than this.
Just read your nonsensical comment to me again, JB and wanted to add some thoughts:
You keep trying to position me as being pro-Randi, even saying that I will be in the gallery in a court of law cheering me on. The simple truth is that I in no way support that man, I merely do not support you in attacking him on a personal level. Attack his ideas all you want, he is completely wrong in everything he says, attack him politically, by all means, and lead the fight to make sure that homeopathy always remains a legal form of medicine. That’s all great and to the good. But when you cross the line and begin to attack him personally, you cross a line.
You also crossed it in your attack on me. You become utterly vicious with me–why? Because I disagree about the level of your discourse? Is this all it takes to bring out your fangs? Is the entire world supposed to knuckle down under you and your vocal theatrics? You do not, thank God, control the homeopathic community in any part of this world. Those of us who are members are a diverse group. And yet we are all equal members, whether you like it or not. Whether you recognize it or not. Yes, I do make those positive videos that support homeopathy. Obviously you are not a fan. You seem to think that they will be turned against us. But how can your bitter and vengeful tirade here not be used against us? How can your inability to enter into a sensible debate on a topic on which we disagree not be seen as anything other than what it is, the descent of a good man into bad behavior?
It is especially on the topic of homosexuality and gay rights that your venom particularly flows. No one, I promise you, is about to attack your sons or make them gay. The comments you make are laden with not only rage but fear as well. They represent a viewpoint that has, thank God, largely disappeared from the world in the last fifty years. To watch them come spewing out of the mouth of someone who is supposedly dedicating his life to health and healing is, frankly, a frightening thing. Based on your bigoted and vengeful viewpoint, I can’t help but question you and your calling into homeopathy. Such rage, such a narrow viewpoint and lack of intellectual skill, and, especially, such fear cannot help but be a great hinderance in a healer.