Is Hollywood run like a Satanic cult?

Max Roscoe

Kingfisher
Neil Postman warned about this future (and how television was poised to create it) in 1982, in his book 'The Disappearance of Childhood'.


But who wants to do away with the gadgets?
I've been meaning to read Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death for years. What do you recommend of his? I think even he would be astonished at the current state of things.
 

ilostabet

Pelican
I've been meaning to read Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death for years. What do you recommend of his? I think even he would be astonished at the current state of things.

I recommended four here, which I think are his most important:


But he's a good writer so anything you pick up of his will be worth your time.
 

budoslavic

Owl
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budoslavic

Owl
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Would you call her A-list though in that context? She's definitely well connected in elite circles but not really a well known name to the general public.

She's well-known to the general public, but also all over the world. When Microsoft featured her in one of their YouTube ads, they immediately pulled it after getting hammered with tons of dislikes and angry comments.

 

hedonist

Woodpecker
She's well-known to the general public, but also all over the world. When Microsoft featured her in one of their YouTube ads, they immediately pulled it after getting hammered with tons of dislikes and angry comments.


That piece of trash is deep down the rabbit hole, she is very well connected to a lot of shady people.
 

Dr Mantis Toboggan

Kingfisher
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She's well-known to the general public, but also all over the world. When Microsoft featured her in one of their YouTube ads, they immediately pulled it after getting hammered with tons of dislikes and angry comments.


Are YouTube commenters really representative of the general public though? I had never heard of her until a few years ago when her name got brought up in all the Pizzagate stuff.

Like I said she's certainly well-connected and involved in all kinds of evil shit with powerful people in Hollywood and DC, she's also well known among people who frequent websites like this one, but when I hear "A list" I think someone who is instantly recognizable and has 90+% name recognition among the general public, people like Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, I'm not sure she's that. "Artist" can also mean a musician, to be sure this could be CDAN interpreting the term A-list differently than I do and it is Abramovic, but this could also be someone like Beyonce or Lady Gaga.
 

Coja Petrus Uscan

Hummingbird
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Source: https://nypost.com/2020/10/27/keith-raniere-sentencing-nxivm-leader-gets-120-years-behind-bars/

Nxivm leader Keith Raniere was slammed with 120 years behind bars Tuesday for running a twisted sex-slave cult where women were branded like cattle and forced to sleep with him.

The arrogant 60-year-old sicko — who billed himself as a Ghandi for the wayward, only to be unmasked as a perverted master manipulator — remained defiant till the end, insisting to the judge that his slew of accusers were lying.

But Brooklyn federal court Judge Nicholas Garaufis scoffed at the notion — calling the Svengali’s crimes “cruel, perverse and extremely serious’’ as he ensured the con would remain in prison for life.

“To him, the brave victims … are liars,” Garaufis said in bringing down the gavel on the sex-trafficker, including ordering him to pay a $1.75 million fine.

“Mr. Raniere remains unmoved. … [He] has therefore failed to demonstrate remorse.’’

Raniere, wearing navy prison scrubs over an orange shirt, stood stoically as he was hit with the life sentence — which was handed down after 15 people, mostly female victims, told the judge about the horrific abuse they suffered at the cult leader’s hands.

Raniere had faced as few as 15 years on seven felony convictions involving everything from sex-trafficking to racketeering, child pornography and forced labor amid a yearslong saga of sexual, physical and mental abuse involving scores of young women.

The shaggy-haired supposed self-help guru ran the Albany-based group Nxivm, draining members of dough amid promises of promoting individual growth — all while grooming the women for his sexual pleasure, the feds said.

His reach proved far and wide — from disadvantaged towns in Mexico to Hollywood, luring actresses such as Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne, as well as Seagram’s booze heiress Clare Bronfman and India Oxenberg, the daughter of TV’s Catherine Oxenberg, into Nxivm’s ranks.

He formed a secret master-slave group within Nxivm to carry out his illicit deeds. It was called DOS, or “Dominant Over Submissive.”

Those who spoke against Raniere at the hearing included his first sex slave and a former DOS “maste” identified only as Camila, who finally broke her silence to tell the judge that the cult leader took her virginity at age 15.

“It is difficult for me to utter his name so I will only refer to him as ‘he,’ ” said Camila, recounting how she met Raniere in her native Mexico at age 13.

She and her two older sisters were all allegedly impregnated by Raniere, then forced to get abortions.

Camila was branded on her body with Raniere’s initials, as were many other members, who described being burned with a cauterizing pen to make the mark above their genitals.

India Oxenberg, 29, wept as she told the judge Raniere starved her to make her look like a 12-year-old — and raped her.

She said that before he forced her to have sex with him, he would sometimes rub his hand over her branding.

It took a jury fewer than five hours to convict Raniere of all the counts against him at trial last year — but Judge Garaufis said the verdict would have come even quicker had Camila taken the witness stand.

“Had she testified, it would have taken a jury 10 minutes to convict him,” the jurist said. “She was groomed from the age of 13 to 15, then was seduced by Mr. Raniere for his sexual pleasure. That’s a fact.”

When Raniere’s lawyer, Marc Agnifilo, tried to argue that his client’s intent was not to hurt anyone, the judge shot back, “Excuse me, pardon me.

“But what do you think intent is when you’re a 13-year-old girl and a 43-year-old man?” the jurist said, referring to Camila and Raniere’s ages when they met.

“I’m not going to tolerate what his intent was when he seduced a 15-year-old girl,” Garaufis said of Raniere. “It’s an insult.

“The branding of Camila was cruel to the part of inhumane. The harm he inflicted on her was incalculable.”

Agnifilo tried again to defend his client, saying, “He was in love with some of these women. … He doesn’t know how to let go.”

But the judge just shut him down again — as Raniere’s victims made faces at each other in disbelief at the lawyer’s assertion.

Still, Raniere continues to have supporters.

Clyne, Mack’s wife who appeared on TV’s “Battlestar Galactica,” was among about 20 of Raniere’s pals who showed up in court Tuesday. The group also included Marc Elliot, who claimed he overcame Tourette syndrome thanks to Nxivm.

“I think Keith is a good man who has helped the lives of thousands and thousands of people, and currently there is only one narrative in the media because another side has been completely silenced until only a couple of days ago,” Elliot said.


Bronfman and Mack have already pleaded guilty to roles in the case, with the heiress landing nearly seven years behind bars earlier this month.

Garaufis also sentenced Bronfman — slamming her with even well over a year more than prosecutors had sought.

Mack is still awaiting sentencing.

Raniere made a plea to the judge Tuesday to go easy on her.

“Allison should spend no time in prison,” he said.
 
^ I'm getting sickening vibes just reading that. Just another stone's throw away from normalizing walking around with a bone through your nasal septum or a series of bronze amulets that extend your neck like a giraffe to get in touch with your primitive side. The rung of degeneracy continues, yet the gates of hell were passed a long time ago.
 
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