Actual image from David Icke’s website.
It’s always kind of a bummer finding out an artist you like is an anti-vaxxer, Scientologist or Republican, even when you largely accept that artists tend be just as potentially delusional as the rest of population. There are some folks though, who really, really shock you with their beliefs—Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker (who is arguably a literary genius), for example, is a big fan of David Icke of “Lizard People control the world” fame, and not in some abstract or ironic “literary” way. While The Color Purple author attempts a bit of anti-literalism in her interpretation/defense of his work (probably to avoid being labelled a complete kook), it appears she buys in hard on the Lizard People line.
From her website:
Recently I’ve taken a few knocks for my liking of David Icke. Well, I can’t help liking him, he’s got cojones for days. Seen many of those lately not backed up by missiles and tanks? Actually and happily, yes, as more silenced people speak and folks on their knees rise, but he’s still special.* Anyway, last night it occurred to me what it is I like and I wanted to put it in one sentence: David Icke’s work is a feast for the imagination. That’s it. Take it or leave it, he is offering something extremely timely and useful. A completely new and different way to understand the world. And if you love mythology, as I do, you will have a fine time seeing how a new myth, with us in it (!) might be made. Though Icke isn’t talking about myth, but reality. Still, for some this will seem very far out, and way beyond the safety net of Joseph Campbell. Or even beyond the wild tales and fables of Greek and Hindu storytellers, my favorites for many years.
On the reptile issue, which seems to freak most people out, and while pondering the deep-rooted causes of the suffering of our people and our planet, I think: this paradise certainly didn’t get ruined by people who acted like the angels various religions have imposed on our thoughts: who else could those “angels” have been, but winged, highly technologically advanced, shape-shifting Reptilians from another galaxy? Ah, madness. Yes. Wonderful stuff.
The only way we will change the outcome of our global predicament is to change our understanding of what we have considered “reality.” Change the tall tales of yesteryear that have always stymied and confused us. I am beyond weary, and most of the planet is, of the old explanations for our wretched plight as humans and the “wisdom” hidden in enforced doctrines that are supposed to “enlighten” us. You know: virgin births, life after death in the same body, the making of the planet and maybe the whole universe in a week by someone who looks surprisingly like the white man oppressing you, the blackness of humans being a curse, the required obedience of slaves to their masters, the making of woman out of a rib, the silence required of this same rib-fashioned woman in any gathering of the Holy (all male by definition) and so on.
In the video below I really like the attitude of the young interviewer with his cap turned backwards. That’s it. Keep an open mind. Change the habits, the hats, the mind-set, the conversation, by any means necessary. We now are being alerted, some of us, (more noticias from cojones-rich Edward Snowden) to the probability of solar flares on the sun sending us all up, fairly soon, in the prophesied “fire next time.” I don’t know about you, but I want to face this denouement, if it comes in my lifetime, having considered all the possibilities of how such a lovely (but apparently not unlimited) time on earth, as we have had (many of us, despite various deceptions, sufferings, and struggles) came to be. David Icke’s work can be very helpful here.
*For instance: Julian Assange, Bradley/Chelsea Manning, Tim DeChristopher and all those striking and marching and speaking out for a just world and a livable life. Shout out especially to the hunger strikers in all the prisons,especially Guantanamo and Pelican Bay, and to my brave and brilliant sister, Cynthia McKinney!
We are change
David Icke on his new tv station
The People’s Voice
A bit of bloody uplift! David Icke is starting a new television/internet station that promises to offer news we can use.
For the unaware, Cynthia McKinney is a six-term Congresswoman for the Democrats and 2008 Green Party nominee for President. She is also a 9/11 Truther who compares Truthers to Civil Rights activists, and her father (also a politician) once explained the inevitable failure of his daughter’s campaign with, “Jews have bought everybody ... J-E-W-S.”
What will Oprah think???
Via Alice Walker