Isaac Kappy Investigation, Part 2 [UPDATES]

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The Sawman, The Priest and the Fi-Fi Dossier

The last post got too big so I’m continuing the research over here. A lot is happening in the collective online investigation into Hollywood pedophilia whistleblower Isaac Kappy’s sudden death.

We will be adding to this post as more information comes in. I want to try to separate the facts from speculation as much as possible. I will be talking about this story on YouTube this week.

Q = 17, IK = 9 11

Some Anons zoomed in on the photo Tom Hanks posted of a glove “roadkill on Historic Route 66”. Centered in the V-shaped shadow made by his elbow is a bottle cap with the letter P on it. Cap P = Kappy

The first police reports had two major errors. Kappy forced himself (with two people holding him) off the I-40 Westbound, not Eastbound; and there was a car accident, as well as the bridge fall. How could the DPS get both these things wrong when reporting to the media?

The story took an interesting turn this week when @truthofaflower appeared on the scene. This was her first Periscope, as the lady who looked after the dogs of Isaac’s roommate. She broadcast in front of the wooden closet where Kappy filmed his last Periscope.

https://twitter.com/truthofaflower/status/1129467575975333888?s=20
https://twitter.com/truthofaflower/status/1129475157674811392?s=20

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1vAxRWRlmkVKl

https://twitter.com/truthofaflower/status/1129486243555713024?s=20

Not everybody was buying it. @Robert_Qsentme asked a lot of questions, pointing out 10 different occasions where she lied.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lPJqolZwlAKb

Robert had made an earlier Periscope too:

https://twitter.com/THN777/status/1128884229587103745?s=20

In response, @truthofaflower Kayla came on Periscope with a lady purporting to be Kappy’s landlord, Michelle (MDS) or “Eve”, a florist in Southern California.

https://www.pscp.tv/truthofaflower/1OyJApnQoaeGb

Backup copy: https://www.bitchute.com/video/SqJ6BPZjyl7Z/

A killer parasite that came from our soldiers in Iran?

Robert the Deplorable did a response video tonight:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1OyKApnerpNxb


Jason Boss, a “Torah Keeper” has funded Isaac Kappy and Vegan Mikey to the tune of around $20,000, and had helped Kappy out with “a lot” of Bitcoin ($17,000) before he traveled to Australia (according to one report, and confirmed as likely by a close source, Eliahi Priest paid for the flight):

Kappy was purchasing diamonds from Priest while in Australia. This is confirmed from the chat logs between Fiona and Kappy about Priest.


Here is Eliahi Priest’s eulogy for Kappy, in which he clearly states “I know who killed Isaac Kappy”. He appears to think “Q” killed him:

Eliahi’s Instagram posts immediately before Kappy’s death are eyebrow-raising. Expendable spies? Large quantities of gold and diamonds?

1195 carats is worth between $1-$10 million, depending on the color of the diamonds. Diamonds are a way to move large amounts of money around the world undetected, as they won’t trigger metal detectors and a small bag can be worth a fortune.

One thing that most people don’t understand about gold is that it is phenomenally heavy. All the gold that has ever been mined in the history of humanity would fill an Olympic size swimming pool. Here are some pictures of gold bullion:

10 kg bars
12.5 kg bar

The bars pictured look at least 10 kg. A single gold bar of that weight is currently worth more than $400,000. Assuming that they are stacked 4 high in the 3 chests shown, it would be 180 bars= $73.9 million. A sliver under 2 tons of gold.

Eliahi’s social media in the 2 weeks leading up to Kappy’s death is mostly dark. Seemingly out of nowhere in May 12 he appears with massive amounts of gold bars and diamonds. Kappy was involved in some sort of diamond deal with Priest (whose family are jewelers), and purchased about $17,000 of Bitcoin before he went to Australia to meet the man who claims responsibility for hacking the Australian government on his Twitter page. Note the chess header:


Kappy’s phone number was (323)283-3537. He also used Signal, Telegram, Instagram. He had a computer which was “wiped clean” except for his email access and bank account password, and an iPad (or possibly tablet laptop) that he took with him.

Jason Boss took “Junkie Mikey” in and was paying his bills and what he thought was for his kids’ school, when it turned out it was for “the needle”.

Thanks to Monkey Savant for capturing this video from Jason Boss:

He reveals that he was abused by his father. Kayla said his father was Jewish and a “minister” – strange that she would not say Rabbi.

Kappy is in the red, Jason and his wife are in the gray.

This video has a quick summary of social media connections. Many of them are being deleted.


There are a number of questions. I will try to compile them here, and update if any get answered.

  1. Who ID’d the body?
  2. Why has nobody been able to obtain a police report yet?
  3. Is there an autopsy report, death certificate, toxicology report, funeral notice, obituary?
  4. If Kappy had money, why did he not pay rent?
  5. Why did MDS let him stay with her if he did not tidy his mess or contribute to the house?
  6. Did “Mommy” kick him out?
  7. How did Kayla get into his computer?
  8. How did Kayla get printouts of his bank records? Wells Fargo has two-factor authentication.
  9. Why was Kappy in Arizona?
  10. Did he realize he was right next to an Arizona Army National Guard base?
  11. What did he do between the tire blow out, the last time he was seen in his Telegram group, sunrise (5:22am) and his alleged suicide (7:25am)?
  12. Why did the police rule it a suicide in about 1 hour, when he had made a video saying he was not suicidal and indicating he was under duress?
  13. Why did police not come to his house to look at his computer and other effects?
  14. Why was there damage to the walls of the house in 3 different locations?
  15. Why is the media not asking any questions about a Hollywood star suddenly dying in a small town? Shouldn’t the town have been crawling with media?
  16. If Kayla and her boyfriend gave Kappy a book about how to disappear without a trace, why would she mention that?
  17. Why do the two women not seem more remorseful or grieved after the loss of their friend?
  18. Why did Michelle say she was going to get $3 million and pay her place off, turn it into Camp Kappy, and give some of the money to the parents – out of the royalties from Kappy’s Album?
  19. Why did Eliahi Priest burn sage and post an exclusive track from Kappy within hours of the news of his death, and only post a eulogy days later? Shouldn’t you grieve for your friend first and think about promoting his album second?
  20. Why did Tom Hanks post gloves abandoned in the desert on Historic Route 66 (I-40 where Kappy died is also the Historic Route 66) 40 days and nights before the death? Why did he post a red scarf with 1977 (the year Kappy was born)?
  21. Why did Kayla mention twice that this is a chess game?
  22. Where is the CCTV video of Kappy checking in at the Days Inn?
  23. Is there any video from the truck stop?

https://twitter.com/truthofaflower/status/1130192973767954432?s=20

https://twitter.com/truthofaflower/status/1129784022417125377?s=20

https://twitter.com/truthofaflower/status/1129630641568473090?s=20

Some body language analysis of Kappy’s last video. 113,000 views, 2,773 comments:



[Update May 20 2019 9:00pm]

Great job Ghostcrab for speaking to the worker who checked Kappy in at the Days Inn. Kappy was twitching his head. After 7:11 am he was leaving for home and saw Kappy walking around the outside of the hotel. He was in bed for much of the night, “apparently came back out on some occasions”, went back to the room and then apparently went back out again. Buying cigarettes from the truck stop?


[Update May 21 2019 7:12am]

Thomas from Cicada 3301 has given an interview to The Phoenix Enigma about Isaac Kappy.

The latest Cicada video has prophesies relating to Judas (1:18)


I have edited the Coconino County EMS traffic to cut out gaps and obviously unrelated calls. I can’t guarantee that everything still in there is related to Kappy, as the scanner is for the entire County.

The first announcement of the accident says it is at the I-40 Eastbound. Then he corrects it to Westbound. In fact, it was Eastbound.

The Flagstaff feed has slightly different information. Kappy may have been alive when they found him, CPR was given, efforts to revive him failed.

[Update May 21 2019, 1:52pm]

Isaac Kappy timeline from an Anon at Voat.

https://voat.co/v/QRV/3225712/#

Here is a timeline. I have not included all of the bad actors. There are many; some of whom I have mentioned elsewhere in this thread.

July 22, 2018 – Isaac Kappy’s first tweet about Seth Green intimating Green is a pedophile. https://youtu.be/f7giKTBarB0?t=143YouTube

July 23, 2018 – Isaac Kappy drops the dime on Seth Green on periscope and instagram livestreams  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MaVxmNXtPYYouTube

July 24, 2018 – Lift The Veil first mention of Isaac Kappy his initial impression is that Kappy is high as a kite and doesn’t seem to take him seriously.  https://youtu.be/DLMzf1pp6bg?t=2709YouTube

August 1, 2018 – Isaac Kappy goes on Alex Jones and talks about Seth Green and Clare Grant. https://www.bitchute.com/video/QxMXJf4W0Z0/BitChute

August 2, 2018 – Media Matters publishes a list of the right-wing amplifiers of the QAnon conspiracy theory hit list which includes LTV and Alex Jones (#1 on the list) among many others. Most of which revolved around the Q phenomenon in addition it also mentions Pizzagate. While LtV did cover Q at times it was clear that he thought Q was fake yet Media Matters still labeled him as an alt-right influencer. http://archive.li/Ckk3N

August 3, 2018 – Lift the Veil discusses Media Matters labeling him as an alt-right influencer on his show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL_KA1MSYZEYouTube

August 4 or 5, 2018 – Lift the Veil interviews Michael Whalen about his experience with voodoo doughnuts owners involving child trafficking. Initial video has since been removed from youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAU7Yk1HS1gYouTube

August 5, 2018 – Alex Jones/infowars gets de-platformed from Apple, youtube, facebook, twitter and associated app stores. http://archive.li/coBhr

August 6, 2018 – AnOpenSecret claims Isaac Kappy is a fraud. http://archive.li/ILF82 Furthermore AnOpenSecret claims that Kappy had both a patreon and youtube account neither of which were true. (Kappy did set up a Patreon sometime in late July and it was up for about an hour but then he took it down after people objected to it and he then told people not to send donations)  http://archive.li/RZnYy

August 8, 2018 – Media Matters publishes an article about DoughnutGate and names Isaac Kappy, Lift the Veil and Michael Whalen. – http://archive.li/urKh0

August 10, 2018 – Lift the Veil has a second interview with Michael Whalen regarding Voodoo Doughnuts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKWHvcMKVIIYouTube

August 11, 2018 – Kam Hoffman aka ‘Exploring Reality’ reappears on youtube with a video titled ‘Isaac Kappy and nathan shill or real? pizza gate?’ in which he attacks Issac Kappy and Lift the Veil as shills and possibly satanists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpP4NzPNWk0YouTube

August 15, 2018 – Kam Hoffman uploads a video titled ‘”vegan mikey” michael connelly is he a con? illuminati dis info agent? tom hanks a pedo?’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSdBbABzxzoYouTube

August 26, 2018 – Blayne Douglas sends out a periscope video from the hospital saying that he wants to leave $75,000 to Michael Whalen and Isaac Kappy because he is dying from meningitis and will soon be put into an induced coma. He also says he wants to give Kappy power of attorney over his estate. He claims to own a house in Ireland but he actually lives in Iowa. During the video Blayne is very insistent that people make Kappy take the money because ‘without the money there is no winning’. This was 100% staged and fake.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGdkS7qi3kAYouTube

August 28, 2018 – First mention of Voodoo doughnuts by AnOpenSecret on twitter. Citing a police report obtained by The Oregonian/Oregon Live. Tweet – http://archive.li/8BYIj Article – http://archive.li/8BYIj

August 30, 2018 – A rapid-fire series of tweets by AnOpenSecret decrying the whole thing as nothing more than a hoax designed to scam money.  http://archive.li/FGpZ9

September 1, 2018 – AnOpenSecret attacks a journalist for creating a Discord chat with the intention of gathering evidence that the owners of Voodoo Doughnuts may be involved in a pedophile ring. https://twitter.com/AnOpenSecret/status/1036079221372792832archive:  http://archive.li/aOSYJ

September 4, 2018 – CDAN Blind Item #3 First mention of Voodoo ‘scam.’ (Note: Enty from CDAN is a good friend of Gabe Hoffman from AnOpenSecret) – http://archive.li/Z3N47

September 4, 2018 – Jason Boss makes a video stating he has gotten involved with Michael Whalen. Boss states he already knows Mikey very well now and considers him a friend and has helped him as much as he possibly can. Talks Mikey up for the first 7 minutes or so then plays a call he says he made to Portland PD @10:00. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKUOHfq5sNAYouTube

September 10, 2018 – CDAN posts Blind Item #3 about Michael’s paypal being shut down – http://archive.li/ryTUr

September 12, 2018 – Kam Hoffman aka Exploring Reality broadcasts an interview with Voodoo Doughnut Recordings artist Devin Millar titled ‘Devin Millar from Voo doo doughnut recordings thinks Vegan Mikey is a liar’ (Very important!! ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2fOq2nBtMIYouTube

October 2, 2018 – Random Rants of Ryan announces he is working with Kam Hoffman in video titled ‘Dropping BombShells Tonight W/ Exploring Reality’ (reminder Devan Miller of Voodoo Recordings worked with Kam Hoffman to debunk Michael) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uBUYR0a8UcYouTube

October 3, 2018 – Random Rants of Ryan video ‘#Shitstorm #VooDooDonuts – Vegan Mikey revealed! W/ Exploring Reality’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_-AdpeQ5EAYouTube

October 5, 2018 – Ryan posts video ‘Setting Up Interview With Vegan Mikey…’ Ryan claims to be working with LtV to set up an interview with Mikey but it never happened. This is a theme that becomes very apparent throughout this entire saga: none of the people who work so diligently to discredit LtV, Kappy and Mikey not once bother to reach out and attempt to get to the bottom of things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qGIkocsHUYouTube

October 10, 2018 – CDAN posts Blind Item #17 implying Issac Kappy was hit with a cease and desist letter from Seth Green and Clare Grant. (Kappy emphatically stated to me that he received no such letter) – http://archive.li/C4jMQ

October 13, 2018 – Titus Frost sets up forum to clear the air between LtV, Kappy, The Last American Vagabond. After bashing LtV, Kappy and Mikey for almost two weeks straight with no real evidence Ryan does not show up to clear the air. ‘#STWT Show 63 – #PedoGate is now # DramaGate – Kappy, LTV and TLAV Discussion #Shitstorm’ https://youtu.be/sGHXZx41zFo?t=3802YouTube

October 23, 2018 – Titus Frost interviews Mikey ‘#DonutGate – Vegan Mikey aka Michael Whalen Interview’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYQRHESdiU4YouTube

November 5, 2018 – CDAN posts Blind Item #9 about Issac Kappy being kicked of Twitter and returning on a new account. – http://archive.li/MK1Hg

December 7, 2018 – Random Rants of Ryan livestreams a video ‘Santa Claus came early this year’ hinting that certain youtubers (presumably Lift the Veil) are going to have a very bad Christmas and get coal in their stockings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTmJ3P3nliwYouTube

Dec 20, 2018 – Random Rants of Ryan does a livestreams called ‘Santa Clause Came Early For Vegan Mikey’ where he intimates that Mikey is going to have a bad Christmas. How would he know that? (I asked Mikey about this and he said that it was because he was getting evicted but how would Ryan know that unless he talked to Jason Boss?)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMluhejuW_0YouTube

February 4, 2019 – Boss posts ‘The @VeganMikey saga- It’s Finally Over.’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCPLJS4_GCoYouTube

February 4, 2019 – Boss posts “VeganMikeys Puzzle Pieces – House Cleanup…Since This Was Public…” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSNphRAUBVEYouTube

February 5, 2019 – Crazy Days and Nights posts Blind Item #9 sourcing Boss’ claims Michael left the house trashed and needles left behind  http://archive.li/VwjTn

February 7, 2019 – Boss posts ‘VeganMikeys Needles Are Everywhere.’ Similar to the House Cleanup video this is a short video showing a needle in a sink that could have been filmed anywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWKWHCVSxI0YouTube

March 27, 2019 – Boss posts ‘ Isaac Kappy Comes At Me – Blood Diamonds???’ Boss goes through a text exchange with Isaac Kappy after Kappy accuses him of being a Mossad shill. It’s not the first time that this claim has been made by people. Boss refers to Kappy as a junkie, claims to talk to Fiona Barnett for ‘hours on the phone’ and that she is as legitimate as it gets. He also claims to have filed charges with the police – presumably in The Dalles where Michael was staying – against Michael Whalen for the alleged drug paraphernalia. He also mentions that Kappy deposited $17,000 worth of bitcoin with him before he left for Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXjZ8zZR4H8YouTube

May 2, 2019 – Boss posts ‘ The Curse of @VeganMikey Michael Whalen’ A video in which he goes over an alleged bill for the property that leased in his wife’s name for Michael Whalen. There is no address, letterhead or any other information. Much like the two drug paraphernalia videos this could have been created by anyone with a word processor. In this video he alleges that he is out $26,000 dollars. He calls Kappy a ‘junkie psyop.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQxHz1r8E40YouTube

May 13, 2019 – Date that Isaac Kappy died. 

May 15, 2019 – Boss begins posting videos on his youtube channel alleging that Isaac Kappy was murdered, blames other youtubers for it, and claims that the letter posted on Isaac Kappy’s Instagram was not written by him. What a swell guy! It’s totally not like he has been involved in shady shit before! Yeah, snopes is shit. Doesn’t change the fact that he rallies support for Sidethorn and Conspiracy Granny to go hassle the family members of the victims of a church that got shot up. This guy is psyop central. 

In case anyone hasn’t been paying attention to this guy it’s also weird that he proudly hosts and encourages videos of Brenton Tarrant on his video hosting site 153news.net. I’m all for free speech but when a shady fucker like this guy is the only one loudly and proudly hosting stuff like this with literally zero blowback you have to ask yourself: is this really about free speech or is it about identifying people who believe in it? Oh, did I mention he wants your personal information so he can ‘vet’ you before you can post videos on his site? Weird. Go ahead and try to sign up. Maybe things have changed in the last couple months but I doubt it. His buddy Todd D. Bennett is an interesting character as well. Some of you should look into that guy and his trips to Israel and the children’s charities.

I don’t expect anyone to watch every video listed in this timeline. That’s not the point of this. I am merely sourcing the information that I used to come to my conclusions. If you read all through all of that you will notice that the two main players responsible for ‘debunking’ the voodoo doughnuts accusers are: Jason Boss and Blayne Douglas (who I haven’t even gotten into yet). At least those were the two that provided the setup and the debunking. One promised the moon and the other pulled the rug out from under it. Convenient huh? I haven’t gotten into the the other people,aside from Ryan, who used their voice and position of ‘authority on the matter’ to reinforce the narrative yet but I will soon enough. Until then, there’s this for you to chew on.

Source: Voat


The discussion about Lyme’s disease, Morgellons, and flesh-eating scabies seemed like a classic red herring, a diversion for the truthers.

On a hunch, I Googled “lyme disease Israel”. Straight away it came up with this guy, telling us Israel has only ever had 1 case.

https://www.contagionlive.com/videos/how-prevalent-is-lyme-disease-in-israel

But then…later that year (2017), an outbreak of Lyme disease was found in caves in the West Bank.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-warns-public-to-avoid-lyme-disease-ridden-caves/

The closest town? Bethlehem. It’s almost like someone is trying to paste Biblical elements into this narrative. Judas, Noah, Archangel Michael, Bethlehem…is this the Illuminati trying to usher in the End Times?

The medicine the two ladies were pushing to fight against parasites from Iran in the video is Ivermectin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bausch_Health

The largest shareholder is John Paulson, who made his fortune betting against subprime mortgages in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

Ivermectin is actually pretty widely available, including in the US

MK-designation

Phoenix Enigma has driven past the site both West and East bound and filmed HD evidence that the accident happened on I-40 Eastbound. So why did the officer get this wrong on the scene?


Could be related, could be note, but there was a VICE journalist raid of the owner of 8 Chan’s house. VICE was started by Canadians (intelligence?) 8 chan is the home of #QAnon, Isaac Kappy was a big QAnon supporter and seemed to suggest he betrayed QAnon.

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/gy4yvy/8chan-is-a-mysterious-place-to-us-anti-terrorism-officials


[Update May 22 19 11:26am]

Thanks to Nathan from @lifttheveil for providing further information about the Bitcoin transactions Kappy did before going to Australia. He sold 1.58 BTC to Jason Boss via this address.

Does anyone have a copy of Kappy’s final Instagram – the one he did from the car? This is one of the most important pieces of missing information, along with the police report.

Two hero teenagers tried to stop the tragic death of a Hollywood celebrity in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Why aren’t these kids posting on social media and doing interviews on TMZ? A lot of mainstream media mentions of this case around the world, but where are all the reporters looking into it? Surely the one thing that would open a suicide investigation is if the subject said on video right before “I am definitely not suicidal and I am in big trouble, I fear for my life”.


[Update May 22 2019 6:21pm]

A lot of these social media posts are getting rapidly scrubbed. An army of anons are archiving everything.

Robert_QSentMe has bombshell news: the FBI have opened an investigation into Kappy’s death.

Lift the Veil had an interesting interview today with occultist de-occultist The Phoenix Enigma, who claims to have met the driver of the truck that ran Kappy over “like a box of kittens”.

“13 Times More Dangerous Than Returning From Active Combat”

4. Barbie Death Camp IMG_0396

Salon has done an excellent piece on the epidemic of suicides amongst Burning Man workers.

There is a great deal of concern about the high frequency of depression and suicide among Black Rock City LLC (BRC) workers. While several factors contribute to depression and suicide, and correlation is not causation, the fact remains that 3 suicides (in a year) is an astonishingly high rate for virtually any population so small, and more so because, while these deaths are mourned, they are not entirely unexpected.

To put this in perspective, the US Army in 2011 reported a peak of 22.9 suicides per 100,000 soldiers, which was the highest rate seen in a decade. Per 100,000 appears to be a standard metric for this sort of thing. Assuming the combined numbers of Gate, DPW and Rangers to be approximately 1,000 strong, that would mean a suicide rate of 300 per 100,000. Statistically speaking, Black Rock City’s staff are 13 times more likely to kill themselves in the off-season than veterans returning from active combat duty. Even in a “slow year”, where only one BRC worker commits suicide, that is still 4 times the Army’s highest recorded suicide rate.

Read the full story at Salon.com

The story has also been picked up by the Daily Mail, Rave Jungle, and EDM Tunes. There’s also a rebuttal piece on Medium. If the suicide rate is just standard, nothing special to Burning Man, then why are there no other festivals with such a high death toll?

The seven suicides in seven years were just for DPW workers. There have also been Burners who committed suicide at the event, or after the event, workers who died on the job, and tragic fatal accidents.

Burning Man’s official history traces its origins to a secret society known as The Suicide Club. Coincidence? Or dark irony?

1998 ticket

Some previous related coverage:

DPW vs the Org – Labor Relations Board Ruling (2018)

Protesting the Protestors (2014)

Man Burns When Man Burns (2017)

RIP Lost Tom (2017)

RIP Spoono (2015)

Burning Man Electrician’s Tragic Death (2014)

Burner Dies At Utah Regional (2014)

Woman Dies At Burning Man (2014)

How Not To Die At Burning Man (2014)

9 Ways to Die At Burning Man (2013)

Monday is the New Saturday (2012)

There have also been two deaths by drowning at regional events, political activist Jay Houston Marx at Transformus NC (2015) and Matthew Vo at Lakes of Fire MI (2016).

The Black Rock Beacon also covered deaths at Burning Man in 2014:

Black Rock Beacon: A History of Deaths (2014)

Before this year, there were at least six deaths in Black Rock City. An additional number of Burners passed away after being evacuated.

The known deaths, reported by the Black Rock Beacon and other media or the Burning Man organization:

  • 2011 – Erika Kupfersberger, cerebral hemorrhage.
  • 2007 – Jermaine “Jerm” Barley, suicide by hanging.
  • 2006 – Adam Goldstone, a DJ with a known heart condition, died in RV after fainting.
  • 2005 – Sam Rich, a member of the fire-dancing group Controlled Burn, heart attack. Rich had sustained a head injury for which he was given stitches on Wednesday, the day before he died.
  • 2003 – Katherine Lampman, run over by art car she was exiting.
  • 2001 – A participant chose to run into a fire, according to the Afterburn probably the burning of Amazing Larry’s Lucky Seven Ages, the casino built into two large dice in the Deep Playa.

Among other event-related fatalities, an unidentified 52-year-old female Burner died in a Reno hospital after being transported from the Playa in 2010 because of an “unknown” medical condition, according to the Afterburn.

In 2005, a second Burner suffered cardiac arrest on the Playa and died that October after slipping into a coma in the hospital.

One fatality occurred from one of the two aircraft crashes in 2003. Barry Jacobs, the pilot of one of the planes, died after being hospitalized.

Two additional deaths in 2001 associated with the event included a Department of Public Works volunteer who died in a motor vehicle accident on the highway before the event and a second traffic fatality on Highway 447 during Exodus.

Michael Furey died in a motorcycle accident as the event was being set up in 1996.

 

Image: Fest300

BREAKING: Man Burns When Man Burns [Updates]

[Update 9/5/17 0:45am PST]

There’s a Reddit thread with more eyewtiness accounts.

He had a history of trying to self-harm while on psychedelics (allegedly: friend of a friend saying)

[Source: Reddit]

[Update 9/4/17 11:43pm PST]

There was a chain-link fence surrounding the Temple when they burned it on Sunday night. The new normal?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/633vrqav3byy2dp/Screenshot%202017-09-04%2023.51.56.png?dl=0

From the RGJ:

More than 600 volunteers and staff ringed the perimeter of the Temple, backed up by a hastily installed metal security fence. The fence and additional security were new conditions sought by the federal land manager, said Burning Man co-founder Crimson Rose. 

 

…Rose said federal Bureau of Land Management officials wanted Burning Man to call off the Temple burn, the ceremonial finish to the weeklong festival of 70,000 people in the Nevada desert. She said the government wanted 350 extra security guards. Burning Man found nearly double that number.

 

“We are showing the government we can step forward,” Rose said as she joined with other perimeter guards. “It is a testament to our spirit. We have a ritual to complete”

 

[Source]

The show must go on, says the High Priestess. It’s a Radical Ritual of death and rebirth, so why let more death stop it?

An eyewitness account from a friend of Christina Duncan was posted on the official Burning Man Facebook page

Saturday of Burning Man, everyone in our group was pretty fed up with the desert and ready to be home with our families and pets. Then we went to the burn. We spun conclave in the middle of the great circle, looking out at the sea of people and art cars with their neon lights and bumping music. It was a rush unlike any other. Afterward we settled in to watch The Man go up in flames. We cheered as the biggest effigy to date produced an impressive fire works show and serious explosions. Laughing and joking, all of us talked about how we had earlier been ready to leave but after performing and watching The Man burn, maybe we ought to discuss coming next year after all. Then suddenly people were yelling. A man was barreling through the crowd right toward our fire group. Nick was on his feet and running after the guy, the perimeter people called at him to sit down so he pulled a baseball slide and tried to trip the runner, barely missing. The guy darted at the perimeter, a relatively tall man looking very in shape, he dodged the sandmen rushing him with incredible speed and agility. He was determined and bigger and faster than anyone chasing him. As he bolted to the fire, I kept thinking he wasn’t really going to make it. No way. But then he was running into the fire, the sandmen couldn’t follow him any more. The fire was hot as hell from where we were sitting so I can’t imagine being that close to it. He ran back out of the fire, circled back a bit and ran right into the middle and laid down (or tripped backward maybe). None of the firemen could go after him until a piece of the effigy fell, then they rushed into the fire and pulled him out and loaded him into an ambulance. I can’t even describe the emotions. I was crying, gasping for breath, saying “Oh my god, please no” over and over again, feeling a panic attack clenching my throat in a steel grip. We didn’t want to look but we couldn’t stop watching. I saw my friends crying as well, shoulders shaking, hands covering their faces, partners trying to comfort their loved ones while barely keep it together themselves. I couldn’t take it anymore. We asked the perimeter guards if we could leave and they graciously let us stand up and rush away. Nobody got to run around the fire that night. Instead we muscled our way through the crowd, sometimes hearing people ask if someone had run through the fire as we rushed out sobbing. Most people were too far back to know what happened and were partying and having the time of their lives. It was so disturbing to have just witnessed someone lay down in a massive fire then leave to see that the world went on like nothing had happened. Once back at camp, we had lengthy discussions about the happening. We wondered what the guy had taken, he was obviously neck deep in some sort of intense psychedelic experience. We wondered if he was already suicidal and chose that moment to end his human contract or if he was just so fucked up that he actually thought he could do it and live, driven by feelings of godliness. There was a lot of anger. If the man was suicidal, why did he have to do that to us? Was it necessary to imprint that horrifying scene into our minds for our entire lives? We expressed how lucky we were to have our tribe, to be confident that if one of us ever reached that point we would for sure wrestle the person to the cops or a med station even if it meant clubbing then upside the head and tying them up. Because really, who the fuck are this guy’s friends? Then there is the perimeter itself. It’s weak. The sandmen are spaced too far apart and aren’t big enough and strong enough to take on all types of potential runners. I know burners are about handling business themselves but damn, hire a trained security team of big beef cake meatheads in top notch health. It has happened before, multiple people run every year, some have even made it. And what about telling the crowd not to help? I get it to some extent, but several people in our group could have tackled that guy and restrained him until help arrived momentarily. Or at least slowed him enough for the sandmen to get into position to catch him. Maybe we are somewhat in the wrong for not trying anyway. A man’s life was on the line and everyone followed orders instead of doing the right thing. Why were the sandmen chasing him in circles instead of blocking the fire and creating a barrier? By doing that, they left the fire wide open for him to run into. This man tried THREE times to break perimeter. Three. Why aren’t people who do that escorted to safety and monitored and maybe even banned from burns in general? Now I am not blaming any one person directly. Someone that sets that sort of intention and makes such a decision is clearly at fault for the consequences of their actions. However, could the safety precautions being modified and strengthened? Ab-so-fucking-lutely. And they should be. Not only for the mentally unstable runners, but for the sake of the thousands of witnesses who are traumatized by such an event. Nobody go burnier than thou on me and defend Burning Man, especially if you didn’t see what we were forced to see. These sorts of events bring an already misunderstood event like Burning Man under the microscope scrutiny of police and government organizations who already disagree with people who live as freely as burners do together. What could possibly be more important than protecting the sacred oasis that is Burning Man and regionals, the only places that so many of us feel safe being who we truly are? I’m trying to sort through this. I don’t want to be dwelling on this and circling around it, talking about it, reading articles and looking at pictures of the guy of Aaron Mitchell and wondering what he was like and what made him snap but I am and it just won’t stop. I saw some of the most amazing art in the world, danced at incredible sound stages with fire sculptures breathing flames and towering speaker stacks throwing bass across the the playa. I got to see what can happen when creative people want to build something amazing to uplift those in their burn community, when people just want to make others happy and taken care of while encouraging them to become more self reliant. The Ten Principles really are the guidelines for building a truly free and sustainable community, I really believe that. I am in awe always over the potential and motivation of true burners. But…just to the forefront of all that wonder and magic is Aaron Mitchell, laying down in unfathomably hot blaze, the man who probably just took too strong of drugs and thought he could survive fire, the stranger who died and left a scar on our hearts forever. Honestly, that is burn life. It won’t always be fun, sometimes it’s incredibly hard and you’re forced to evaluate parts of the human experience that aren’t comfortable and it happens in between the moments of love and elation and connection that we all crave. I’m learning from this, I’m growing as a person and am reminded of how incredibly lucky I am to be alive and deeply loved. Thanks for reading. Hug your loved ones. If you need help, don’t be afraid to seek it out. If you think someone needs help, reach out and offer them some. I will abuse the cliche again and say that we truly have to be the change we wish to see in the world.

 

All my love.

 

[Source: Facebook]

[Update 9/4/17 9:27pm PST]

There’s video. WARNING. This is intense. The Man had burned but the Temple of The Man was still standing.

[Update 9/12/17 11:26am PST]

A lot of censorship is being generated around this post. Thomson-Reuters gave me a takedown request for the photos, which we complied with, but that wasn’t good enough. They also objected to the screenshot of the Drudge Report headlines which incorporated one of their images. How far does this go: embedding a YouTube video, which may contain some of their photos? Linking to a Facebook discussion where somebody else posted the photos? At what point does non-profit, educational Fair Use become a consideration to MainStream Media #fakenews conglomerates? Remember, these are the people who brought us the 9/11 conspiracy and WMDs in Iraq, while profiting enormously. One wonders why free blog sites about Burning Man are so important to them.

We have shown already some of the Org’s attempts to shut down any discussion of this incident on social media, which has been backed by what appears to be co-ordinated troll attacks. Looks like there is an effort to take down all the related videos too. It would be nice to think they were doing this to prevent copycats and further sacrifices, but I suspect there are other motivations at work.

 

[Update 9/3/17 2:36pm PST] The man has been named as (Aaron) Joel Mitchell, 41

 

 

 


In a scene reminiscent of 2014’s tragic suicide at the Element11 regional in Utah, a man has run straight into the fire after the main event of Burning Man.

From the Las Vegas Review Journal:

About 10:30 p.m. Saturday, the man broke through safety perimeters at the Northern Nevada festival and ran straight into a fire, Burning Man officials said in a statement. Black Rock City firefighters entered the flames to rescue the festival-goer.

 

The man was treated on the scene before being transported to an on-site medical facility, officials said. He was later airlifted to a burn treatment center…

 

The man’s condition as of Sunday morning was unknown.

 

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Here’s the official statement from BMorg:

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday evening, a male participant at the annual Burning Man event in Northern Nevada broke through a safety perimeter and ran into a fire. Black Rock City fire personnel rescued him from the fire.

 

The individual was treated on scene, transported to the on-site medical facility and airlifted to a burn treatment center.

 

We will share more information as it becomes available.

There has now been confirmation that the man is dead, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. In 2005, a man intentionally ran into the fire and survived. He went on to try to sue Burning Man for his stupidity, unsuccessfully.

As well as the 2014 Utah fire death, there were deaths by drowning at Regional events at Transformus 2015 (North Carolina) and Lakes of Fire 2016 (Michigan).

One of the Honorarium art installations this year was “The Pyramid of the Dead”   dedicated to celebrating death: “Death is a part of life as much as life is a part of Death, and we invite you to celebrate this relationship with us”

A couple of days ago RT ran a story “Beware of Fire: Deaths at Burning Man”. There seem to be far more deaths at this event than any other festival, including much larger ones. Of course, it’s just a coincidence that it’s an occult ritual burning a wooden effigy inside a pentagram celebrating death and rebirth, surrounded by Pyramids and Temples for the Dead, lit from a fire kept burning in a magic soul-cooking cauldron called El Diabla. There are many other large scale public occult rituals that go on without such deaths…oh wait. Sorry, my mistake. There are no other such rituals.

[Images from YourEDM removed at the request of Thomson Reuters]

[Update 3/9/17 5:44pm PST]

Some links to counseling information from BMorg. Many Burners are seriously traumatized about witnessing such an horrific event during the peak moment of the party:

Emotional support teams have been made available to participants and staff. For people on playa, the Zendo Project is providing peer counseling at their space at 5:15 & A. Support staff from our Emergency Services Department’s Crisis Intervention Team are stationed at 3:00 & C, 9:00 & C, and 5:30 & Esplanade. Please seek them out.

 

If you are not on playa and are feeling the need to talk to someone, don’t wait. You can reach 24/7 crisis and suicide hotlines at 1-800-273-8255 or 775-784-8090. You can also text LISTEN to 839863.

 

Now is a time for closeness, contact and community. Trauma needs processing. Promote calls, hugs, self-care, check-ins, and sleep. We have found this article helpful for understanding how trauma affects us: “A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma”.

 

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Some eyewitness accounts have shown up already on social media:

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Source: Official Burning Man Facebook Page

The official Burning Man Facebook group is censoring reports and photos of the tragedy:

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There were originally comments on the BMorg official posting, these have been disabled too.

More as it comes in. BMorg said the Temple burn will continue as scheduled tonight…the show must go on.

[Update 9/3/17 6:23pm PST]

The Reno Gazette-Journal has more information about Joel Mitchell:

Update 4:45 p.m. Sunday: The mother of Aaron Joel Mitchell confirmed that her son was the man who died after running into flames at Burning Man on Saturday night…

 

Joel grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma but was living in Switzerland. 

 

“He’s 41, but they are always your baby,” said Johnnye Mitchell. “He was loving and a nice person…Joel liked hiking and outdoors, running.”

 

Mitchell said she saw her son on Aug. 1 before he headed to Oregon to go to an Eclipse festival.  She knew he was planning to go to Burning Man with friends and it was his first time to the annual festival. 

 

She said he is married but does not have any children. His wife is from Switzerland. He was working in construction.

 

“He was in great spirits when we saw him…We are just in shock, total shock,” she said. “We can’t believe this happened.”

 

…The Burning Man organization canceled scheduled burns through noon Sunday but will proceed with the scheduled Temple burn at 8 p.m.

 

[Source]

 

There is an investigation into his death. So far it is not known where he was camping.

 

 [Update 9/3/17 7:44pm PST]

The RGJ has some further details from the Sheriff:

The Pershing County Sheriff said Sunday night that the initial rescue efforts were hampered due to a portion of “the Man” falling at the time rescuers were attempting to retrieve Mitchell from the debris. 

 

“Rescuers had to leave him to allow the structure to fall and provide for rescuer safety before they could go back into the flames to extract Aaron from the debris,”…

 

It remains unclear whether Mitchell was trying to run into the fire or tripped and fell into it while trying to avoid security staff

 

One safety ranger who witnessed the incident teared up as she told her campmates early Sunday morning how she tried but failed to stop the man. 

 

Rangers who work the event are told in advance to look out for three kinds of people likely to rush toward the fire: people trying to get attention, people who are on drugs or intoxicated and don’t understand the danger, and the suicidal

 

Photo: Reno Gazette Journal

 

 

[Source: Reno Gazette Journal]

 

Joel was airlifted to the UC Davis Medical Center specialist burn unit, where he was pronounced dead

Some of the MSM coverage of the tragedy:

CNN

 

SFGate

 

The Guardian

 

The Sun

 

The Daily Mail

 

New York Post

 

Vulture

 

VICE

YouTube videos are starting to be made.

BREAKING: Oakland Rave Turns Deadly, 34+ Dead or Missing After Fire [Updates]

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An horrific tragedy happened last night at 1305 31st Avenue in Fruitvale, the home of Satya Yuga Collective who seem to be into shamanism, magic, and manifestation. Just under 100 people were present at an event for Golden Donna “100% Silk/Not Not Fun” at an underground “rave cave”. At least 9 people are dead, with more than 25 missing and unaccounted for. 55 firefighters were on the scene battling the blaze. The cause of the fire is still unknown. There were no sprinklers in the building and firefighters saw no evidence that smoke detectors were activated. Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims of this disaster and their friends and families.


[Update 12/6/16 7:34am]

Today has a video interview with Derick Ion Almena. He admits that there were multiple people living on the site, including his children. He tries to paint himself as a hero of the arts, lured into this situation.

He says “I didn’t do anything ever in my life that would lead me up to this moment”…see below for some of the comments he has made in the past.

 

 


[Update 12/5/16 12:10pm]

The founder of the artists collective has made a public statement today (Monday). He has also taken down/made private his Facebook page.

“In my previous Facebook post, I had no idea there was a loss of life,” Almena’s statement to NBC Bay Area read. “This tragic event consumes me every moment. My heart is broken. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends who have suffered the loss of loved ones.”…

According to a KGO-TV report, Almena and partner Micah Allison were seen at 10:45 p.m. Sunday in the Oakland Marriott City Center. Almena and Allison had checked into the hotel without using their names, and KGO reporter Lilian Kim and a camera person saw no sign of the pair’s three children.

[Source: San Jose Mercury News]

One of the videos I shared below which showed Derrick Ion at the property has been made private, did anyone get a copy?

Spare a thought for the horror of the firefighters and others who have to sift through this rubble identifiying bodies.

Work halted shortly after midnight Monday at the warehouse known as the Ghost Ship” because the building became unstable. According to Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton, the front wall began to lean inward, creating a dangerous situation. 

“We will not put our firefighters in harm’s way, and we won’t put Alameda County Sheriff deputies in a precarious position,” Drayton said.

Work was expected to resume between noon and 2 p.m. Monday, Drayton said.

Police announced that a 12-hour power outage would affect the area of the warehouse, due to a large crane being brought in to assist the recovery effort. An estimated 50 to 500 customers would be affected, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said. A team of city officials would contact residents in the area to check on whether they need additional resources to cope with the outage, she added.

City officials called for patience amid the slow progress and called for support from those awaiting answers.
“It’s really important to give the firefighters everything they need. This is very emotional and taxing work, not only physically but emotionally,” councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan said. “They deserve a lot of credit and support from that.”

The schoolmates of one of the juvenile victims are all in mourning:

On Monday administrators from Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, a prestigious public arts school in San Francisco, confirmed the 17-year-old victim was one of their own. The school did not release the victim’s name, but said he was in 11th grade.

The San Francisco Chronicle on Monday identified the student as Draven McGill.

“This is an incredibly unsettling and sad event – for the Asawa SOTA community, and especially for the victim’s family,” Principal Barnaby Payne wrote in a news release sent out by the school. “As sad as we are today, I know that how we react in challenging times is what defines us as a community. As parents, teachers, children, students, brothers, sisters, and friends, we share in the heartbreak of his family and will embrace them and each other as Asawa SOTA family. We must rise to this occasion and rally around each other with love, compassion and support.”

The school provided counseling for students and faculty Monday morning…

Weather conditions could pose a possible threat to the timely recovery of victims and evidence. According to the National Weather Service, dry but chilly conditions early this week are expected to yield to storm systems that could bring from one to three inches of rain to the region. Chances of rain could be highest Wednesday evening through Friday morning, followed by slight chances of rain Saturday night into Sunday morning.

[Source: San Jose Mercury News]

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms might seem an unusual addition to an event in which none of the three seem to be a major factor. Technically they are the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and they have a unique Fire Research Laboratory in Maryland for criminal arson.

 

Image: NBC Los Angeles

Image: NBC Los Angeles

 

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Image: NBC News

Geri Ungurean has done some occult analysis of the “Hell House”:shiva-hell-house-best

I knew that if I dug deep enough, I would find Satan at the heart of the tragic fire which took the lives of dozens of people in Oakland, CA.

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  What I will show you about the “Warehouse” in Oakland will express more than I could ever write.

As you will see, Shiva – the god of destruction in Hinduism, was greatly revered by the lost souls who gathered and even lived at the warehouse.

One of the pictures of the “Oakland Ghost Ship” as it was called, clearly shows a woman in a ritualistic dance, with fire above her.  There were no smoke alarms nor was there a sprinkler system in place at this satanic gathering house. One could speculate that the inferno began during one of these dances.

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Read the full story here.

This angle really needs to be investigated by the police, there are many signs of intense interest in the occult on these peoples’ Facebook pages. They have the same statue as CERN in Switzerland, where a couple of months ago there was a Satanic ceremony: a ritual sacrifice to Shiva , the god of destruction. In this religion, Shiva the Destroyer ends the Kali Yuga, the age of suffering, to herald in Satya Yuga, the golden age in a fiery cataclysm:

“Kali” is the reigning lord of Kali Yuga and his nemesis is Sri Kalki, the tenth and final Avatar of Lord Vishnu. According to the Vishnu Purana, Kali is a negative manifestation working towards the cause of ‘the end’ or rather towards eventual rejuvenation of the universe.[15] Kali also serves as an antagonistic force in the Kalki Purana. It is said that towards the end of this yuga, Kalki will return riding on a white horse to do battle with Kali and his dark forces. The world will suffer a fiery cataclysm that will destroy all evil, and a new age (the next Satya Yuga of the following Mahayuga), will begin.

[Source]

There was a skull painted over the entrance, and they called it Ghost Ship and their collective Satya Yuga. It’s very hard to see this as just a coincidence, especially when they keep talking about all the “Alters” around – as you can see in this video by RichieFromBoston which builds upon Geri’s work.

“Unofficial Burners” recently held their own occult fire ritual about the birth of a new golden age. On the recent once-in-a-lifetime Super Moon, the ex-military group staged a multi-day-and-night occult ritual in front of the obelisk at the National Mall in Washington DC. It was about the phoenix and the Temple of Rebirth, an egg hatching a new age under the theme “Returning Home”…presumably they were expecting this to be a grand magickal celebration of Clinton’s victory, commencing as it did 32 days after the election – at 11:11 on 11/11.

Not saying that all these geographically separate rituals are directly connected to each other, but on an occult level they definitely are. Dabble with the dark gods and sacrifice and fire magick, you can expect death and destruction and mayhem as the result.

Image: burningman.org

Image: burningman.org

 

 


[Update 12/5/16 7:55am]

The death toll is now at 36, with parts of the building still unable to be searched. Only 35-40% has been searched.

Derick Ion said “I can proverbally get away with murder” several months ago. He, his wife and kids were not present at the property when the fire occurred.

Although some Burners have been saying on Facebook that “nobody lived there”, one of the residents said she escaped with her cat. Authorities believe the fire began at the rear of the building on the lower floor.

[Source: some good coverage at the San Jose Mercury Newsalso here and here.]

There were multiple minors killed in the fire. A criminal investigation has begun with Federal involvement:

Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, said the majority of the victims were in their 20s and 30s, but that some were teenagers.

Kelly said the district attorney’s office has sent a team of criminal investigators to work alongside the sheriff’s arson task force and the Oakland Police Department. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has also sent representatives to help in the investigation, providing resources, forensics and laboratory work.

The investigators are working to uncover any potential criminal activity that may have led to the blaze.

[Source: LA Times]

The East Bay Express says Burning Man artists are worried that a crackdown on underground collectives that don’t live up to building code will hurt the arts community.  Sorry, but no art is worth 36 lives. You can’t host commercial events in places without fire exits and sprinklers, no matter how broke you are.

Some Burners are butt-hurt that the mainstream media described this all-night underground event with a lineup of DJs playing electronic dance music as a “rave”. Apparently glowsticks are offensive to them, and if there’s no glowsticks it can’t be a rave:

Let me explain something, and i’ll make it as simple as possible. This was not a rave, or an empty headed dance party, not a place people came to consume. This was a show, part of a vital and important underground world. The stakes are different and the connection level is intense. You want to talk families? These are chosen families. People with very little in common with the family they are born to, or choose to make their lives based on shared interest and values.

[Source]

Hmmm, wonder if those “shared interests and values” include LSD, meth, and ketamine?

People love to think of the bay area as a hotbed of creativity, but with a few very rare and notable exceptions our aboveboard venues are very conservative and trend risk averse to keep the doors open. Staying open is a daily battle. So when you talk of true innovation, it’s far more likely to happen at a place like Ghost Ship than a place like the Fox Theater

…these are our spaces, these are havens. These are the places where we make our culture happen and they matter. It’s a welcoming place to the marginalized, the oppressed, the freaks, the dorks, the last ones picked, those that don’t fit in anywhere and don’t have a whole lot of interest in complying.

[Source]

Silicon Valley is internationally renowned as a world center for innovation, but which specific inventions came out of the Oakland warehouse arts scene is a mystery to me. It seems that the creative talent of the Bay Area can work just fine when building codes are enforced. Even the freaks, the dorks, and the last ones picked deserve safety. Nobody deserves to die at a rave intellectual dance party, and “leave the junk-filled death traps the way they are and throw more dance parties” is not a solution.


[Update 12/4/16 9:05pm]

33 bodies have been found. 70% of the venue is yet to be searched. [Source: ABC]

Mayor Libby Schaaf suggested that there were juveniles found among the dead. Victims have been found in every section of the building.


 

[Update 12/4/16 1:54pm]

Beware of fundraisers relating to this event. This person Jonathan Lee Riches was caught trolling people on Derick Ion’s Facebook page and soliciting donations. Thanks Matt for the tip.


[Update 12/4/16 12:37pm]

Eyewitness account from Bob Mulé

 

Official death toll now at 30 [Source: CBS]

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook


[Update 12/3/16 5:23pm]

They are now saying as many as 40 people were killed. 24 bodies have been recovered from the hellish scene [Source: LA Times].

The building was inspected just over 2 weeks ago, and ruled illegally unsafe. There had been multiple complaints. [Source: East Bay Express]

The owner of the warehouse was Chor Ng. [Source: East Bay Express]

The building was assessed at $86,000 – can you believe there is any building like that in the entire Bay Area? [Source: SF Chronicle]

NOTE: this fire has nothing to do with the Ghost Ship Halloween parties. It seems the Satya Yuga were calling themselves “the Oakland Ghost Ship”.

Notice he said “ceremony”. Different from “underground rave” or “Halloween party”. There is certainly a lot of occult imagery on the proprietors’ Facebook pages.

The owner of the business hosting the event has made a stunning comment on Facebook.

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Understandably, the community is not impressed with this response. Selected comments at the end of this article. I’m disappointed that I have some amazing mutual friends with this guy.


[Update 12/3/16 7:46pm]

 

This list is from CBS:

Here is a list of names from the Oakland police of those who are believe to be missing from calls by family and friends.

  • Alana Kane
  • Alex Ghassen
  • Alex Vega
  • Amanda Kershaw
  • Ara Jo
  • Ben Runnels A/K/A Charlie Prowler
  • Cash Askew
  • Chelsea Faith (Dolan)
  • David Cline
  • Donna Kellogg
  • Edmind Lapine
  • Eliott Rattle
  • Griffin Sean Madden
  • hanna Hennikka Ruax
  • Ivania L. Chavarria Gonzalez
  • Jason Adrian McCarty
  • Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye
  • Joey Matlock a/k/a Casio
  • Justin/Feral Fritz/Pines
  • Madison Machado
  • Michela Gregory
  • Naomi Riches
  • Nex/Chase Iuguolo/Wittenauer
  • Nicholas Walrath
  • Nick Gomez-Hall
  • Nicole “Denalda” R Siegrist
  • Peter Wadsworth
  • Travis Hough
  • Viktor Kastro

There were two reported to be treated at a local hospitals.

  • Samuel Maxwell
  • Tobi/Geyl Chase

[Source]

Derick Ion’s Facebook page and his wife Micah Allison’s are deeply disturbing, full of occult symbols and lengthy rants. It appears that the party-loving couple had their kids taken away by Child Protective Services several years ago. They were in a hotel room when this disaster happened. Now they are supposedly on the run:

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They are Burners. A couple of the rants were targeted at Burning Man. See below.

 

 


Original story:

The first responders from @OaklandFireLive were there at 11:27. Half an hour later, the fire was out of control and all units were ordered to be evacuated

An eyewitness report:

It was too hot, too much smoke, I had to get out of there,’ Bob Mule, a photographer and artist who lives at the building and suffered minor burns, told the Times. 

‘I literally felt my skin peeling and my lungs being suffocated by smoke. I couldn’t get the fire extinguisher to work.’ 

Mule was able to make it out of the building that was engulfed in a matter of minutes.  

It’s unclear how the fire started, as it’s believed an artists’ collective that is adjacent to the warehouse was also engulfed in flames. Arson investigators will be called to the scene, officials said.  

[Source: Daily Mail]

The fire inspector has asked that people post the names of those known to be safe or missing at this Facebook thread. The police have asked for missing people’s photos and identifying features. Piercings, tattoos, clothing they were wearing, weight, birthday, hair color etc. There are more than 20 people listed here as missing, if you know any of them please try to get in touch and share their information on Facebook.

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Only about half a dozen are confirmed to be OK. Someone posted the list from the hospital:

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These people are in the hospital

These people are still missing

These people are still missing

The list on the Facebook thread of missing people has more names. Many of the people seem to have pseudonyms, which complicates the search.

The “live/work collective space” seems like one of these Burner warehouse packed full of “stuff”. Their Facebook page describes the space as “An unprecedented fusion of earth home bomb bunker helter skelter spelunker shelters and indonesian straw huts rolling into valleys and down alleys”

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Image: Google Streetview

Satya Yuga’s profile pic and other Facebook posts on Derrick Ion and his wife and children’s pages (yes, there were children living in this raver collective) suggest occult interests in dark magick and death:

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Further coverage:

Daily Mail

San Jose Mercury News

East Bay Times

Russia Today

TMZ

Vice

4Chan


Event Details:

Golden Donna (100% SILK/ CGI Records/ Not Not Fun)
Golden Donna is the electronic outlet of Madison, Wisconsin’s Joel Shanahan. The project draws on genres ranging from psych to house music to create layered tracks built on powerful, danceable rhythms and bass lines and intricate, headphone-worthy synth composition.
“As Golden Donna, Madison, Wisc.’s Joel Shanahan makes synth-based instrumentals that slide from psychedelic workouts into the kind of soaring pop that evokes 1980s movie soundtracks.” —Marc Masters, Pitchfork
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14875-machete-bathtub/
“In truth, it all comes off more as a composition than a track, the song’s six-minute run landing on a number of different musical sections, each with their own distinctive moods and melodic hooks.” —Glenn Jackson, XLR8R, on “Empty Charm Vessel”
http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2014/02/empty-charm-vessel
http://www.soundcloud.com/goldendonna

Cherushii (100% SILK / Run The Length Of Your Wildness)
Cherushii is Chelsea Faith, an electronic musician based in San Francisco, California. Her passion for dance music history is evident in her work, which takes cues from Detroit techno, Chicago house, and classic rave sounds. A multi-instrumentalist since childhood, Chelsea began experimenting with electronics as a teenager, which lead to playing live techno and house at underground raves in the 2000s. She has been working as a live performer, producer, DJ, and remixer for over a decade, using her gear savvy and innate musicianship to create lush, retro-futurist productions. Cherushii signed with LA-based dance music tastemakers 100% Silk in 2013, and released her second 12″ for the label “Far Away So Close” in November 2015.
http://www.soundcloud.com/cherushii

Nackt (100% SILK /Outpost/ Rare Form/ AYLI)
Nackt is a DJ, Producer, Lover, and Gentleman. As a co-founder of the Outpost, Rare Form and Deep East parties, he is committed to bringing excellent talent to Oakland and San Francisco.
Excited by the techno-influenced house and garage revival happening in the UK bass scene, Nackt plays techno, funky deep house, and forward-thinking bass music from across the globe… Nackt’s original productions and remixes have appeared on labels like 100% Silk, Chillin Music, Popgang, Don’t Say Techno, and 3AM Devices.
http://nacktmusic.com/

Russell E. L. Butler//Black Jeans (Opal Tapes/ Jacktone Records/ Intersection)
Russell Butler is an experimental artist and DJ based in Oakland, California. Originally from Bermuda, Russell has developed a process of improvisation that draws from a rich cultural of history rooted in their island and the black, queer diaspora.
“Oakland synth artist Russell E.L. Butler used to record heavy acid jams with a punk aesthetic under the name Black Jeans…He’s since delved further inside his machines, exploring a variety of techno expressions.” – The Fader
http://soundcloud.com/russellelbutler
http://www.thefader.com/2016/05/31/russell-butler-without-fear

OBSIDIAN BLADE (Oakland no-rave)
pomo post club from the oakland underground crafted for the purpose of facilitating ecstatic camaraderie and cyberdelic transcendence
https://soundcloud.com/obsidian-blade

PIANO RAIN (AJA VISION)
Rooted in Denver and flowered in Oakland, Aja Archuleta spins webs of sound and rhythm in a study of memory and the processing of trauma through our right to dance.
https://soundcloud.com/ajavision

R △ D △ Я
“RADAR is wired for innerspace sonics and mind to mind transmissions. RADAR is bent like light through water as it reaches us through time and space. RADAR hears us, sends us back to ourselves. RADAR has conjured who we’re becoming within ourselves together: RADAR programs synths and percussion sounds to the echoes of what we’ve become by the time RADAR’s heard us. RADAR is playing the warehouse rave on the space station. RADAR could be Jon Hrabko of Oakland, CA. RADAR could be electronics, corrosion, flavor crystals in permanent shadow.”
https://soundcloud.com/j0n-1/sets/r-d-ya_ya-3-m-1-x-3

Live Visuals provided by
VISUAL AIDS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzZHJJge4PU

featuring Brook Munchhausen‘s “VIDEO CUBE”

**RAVE CAVE HAIR AND NAIL SALON PROVIDING CUSTOM LOOKS**

SECRET EAST OAKLAND LOCATION
ANNOUNCED DAY OF SHOW.
$10 before 11PM
$15 after

 


Comments from Derick Ion’s public Facebook page:

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A couple of his rants were Burning Man related:

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FIRST… let me say ive said this all before… and now i will say it again…
And again and again…. because it cracks me the fuck up to see every year an endless line of hungry ghosts desperately getting in line for the ultimate ritualistic right of passage …. that they have been seeking thier entire lives….. So good to see that they have found it…… and remember…… we are not there with you.
WE ARE SATYA YUGA.
maybe you do not know what we do… it’s not … looking cool or participating in the very construct that has robbed BURNING MAN… run off the truly talented community that spent a generation plus… building a village free from the bullshit corporate wasteful ridiculously enormous ego driven mockery of participation.
I AM…. that barnacle of old stone and ancient wood and bones woven together with the family songs and cultural offerings tenderly stitched intimate upon the backside of never forever and no where now.
Not the present nightmare gaining momentum as I slip into honest dreams… it attempts to murder me with the horrific shouting of vomiting madness.
The pre recorded fabricated endless loop of a constant loving arrival … self importance systematically designed like video games for pathetic lonely 30 year olds… the childish tantrum for attention … as big money industry chains a monkey and drunk bum to the ableton serato virtual scratch live pro auto tune native mouth LIP SYNCED AS AGREED ARRANGEMENT … INVITATION TO ENDLESS IMPOSSIBLE SLOT MACHINES DRIPPING TREASURES GOLD HONEY ENDLESSLY COMING DONKEY KONG ALL NITE LONG MAINLINED DIRECT FED 25,000 WATTS ORGASMIC WADS OF POWER SUPREME…. FULL VISIONARY ASSAULT. LIKE GIANT MATRIX BRAND STEROIDAL TROPICAL FRUIT FLAVOR SHERBERT ICE CREAM EDIBLE UNDERWEAR BEING ATTACKED AND LICKED AND SUCKED ON ALL SIDES TO GET TO THE THE DELICIOUS CHEWY NECTAR OF IMMORALITIES CENTER STAGE… RED CARPET RUNWAY.. TO BE HERALDED AS DIVINE BEAUTY . THEN… LIGHT AS A SACRED NATIVE AMERICAN EAGLES FEATHER WITH DIGNITY… EAR-WING WORN COSMIC TANTRIC ALL WHITE PRAYER-FORMERS WITH PLATINUM GOLD TRIM SHIPIBO G STRINGS… LIFTED ME TOGETHER IN COMMUNAL ORGASM … SAMPLED AND LOOPED ME WITH JUST THE RIGHT FLANGIE DELAY THEN AUTO TUNED A REALTIME REMIX …. ALL OF US … THE ENTIRE 70,000 BROTHERS AND SISTERS INTERTWINED IN SACRED COMMUNAL HARMONY.. LIKE A VILLAGE… A small little village… that the devil had just visited and made us… forced to drink wine… he put his finger pointy and red … into the table… and when he pulled it out… wine as crimson as the lords sons tortured blood… sprang fourth like a fountain… of life… of forget… of passion and recklessness… we did it for jesus and spoke not of it ever again. BUT THE FUCKING BLOOM SERIES WAS THERE AND THEY ONLY FILMED THE REALLY NASTY PARTS AND BROADCASTED IT LIKE PIRATE WHALE KILLERS SEDUCING THE NEXT VICTIM WITH THE SAD YET JOYFUL SONGS OF BABY WHALES…(engineered at expressions audio arts school in emmeryville ca.) CRYSTAL CLEAR INTO EVERY DERANGED CROTCHLESS DRY HUMPER PLAYA PERVERTS EAR… IN SONIC FORCE SO LOW IN MISERABLE ATTEMPT TO REPLACE NATURAL RHYTHM… TIPPER $$Xryllix NASTY DUB STEP SY TRANCE NECROMANCE DRIVEN AS TURNCOAT ASSASSINS SELF PROMOTING MANAGER PAID TO ARRANGE THE PATHETIC FACADE OF RECKLESS AND WILD MIDDLE AGED DANGEROUS MASTER BACKER FAT ASS BUSTED BALI CROTCH BLOWN OUT FROM FUCKIN THREE BITCHES IN DESSERT POSITION … AS AGREED IN THE SIGNED CONTRACTS UNDER ALTERNATIVE GIFTING BUY IN PERCENTAGE VARIABLE OPTIONS OF SUBMISSIONS AND PERMISSIONS TO SELF AMEND THE TRADE FOR SERVICES AGAINST A SUBSTANTIAL MONETARY DEBT… DEPENDING OF COURSE ON EXISTING BENEFICIAL TO CIRCLE CONDITIONS…. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAINSTAGE OR THAT DIRTY LITTLE CLUB IN THE MISSION. IT AINT LOVE OR LUCK ANYMORE… ITS BUSINESS … BOTH SIDES FUCKING TO THE MIDDLE FOR THAT LOVING MUTUALLY EARNED GIFT OF POSITION. CUP CAKE CHEESE AND CRACKER TONY BENNETT FRANK SINATRA DEAN MARTIN… CROONER.. OUT DATED VINTAGE OBSOLETE MOB BITCHES. DIFFERENT DAY… UPGRADED EXTERNAL MONKEY FINGER SPLICED ASS SIDE OF MULE FUELED INSTANT PARTY TOOL… JUST ADD APATHY… BURNING MAN AND CLEVER STERILITY… PRE PACKAGED WITH SHELF LIFE ADVERTISED…. DEEJAY… CULTURE KILLER. FACEBOOK BILLIONAIRE RENTAL ART CAR CRUISING THE STRIP NAME BRAND HOUSEHOLD FAMOUS DOOLAB HEADLINER SOUNDTRACK AS LURE CLAIMS THIS FLY BY NITE ILLUSION OF PRETTY LIGHTS DECREPIT ROLLING COVEN OF VAMPIRES… TO BE COOL… … HUNTING WITH A SOUNDTRACK… SACRIFICIAL PIT… AIR CON DOME.. SECRET SOCIAL VIP MIXERS … GUARDED… BY BLACK-WATER ARMED MERCENARY SECURITY INSTIGATE AS CHAIN OF COMMAND MATTER OF FACT K-HOLE ROLLED BIG TITTY RAVER GIRL SEDATED STERILITY PENETRATED AND GAPED THEN WET WIPED BY PERSONAL ASSISTANTS AND PAID CATERED EXECUTIVE ELITE . SOOOOO SENSITIVE SEXY FUNNY AWKWARDLY ATTRACTIVE HONEST AND QUIRKY THE LITTLE ANIMALS IT KILLS WITH “HERTZ” AND DATE RAPED SLIPPED INTO SIPPED DRINK BURNING MAN AS EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS ghb 2cb ketamine lsd bath salt aderol legal speed doctor roberts studio 54 vitamin b eedie sedgewickes 1960 and velvet undergrounds nyc it will never be… only this… like a rerun of gomer pile. Wurlitzer crank organ… preloaded with spools of paper thin commands as holes… empty space ,,, organ music… if you can even call it that… that shit packed prosaic D.J. CRAP… THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR “WINNING” ALL OF THE TIME. im sorry… and i apologize ahead of time for fucking being horrified by your pack mentality mindless regurgitation of nothing. great party.. real loud. real big. wow. what a waste of the fruits of desolation and struggle… that place commands reverence… not arrogance … not sing falsely as zombies thru a function one and little man with a laptop… void of truth and ability… broadcasting as a tonal weapon that kills real breathed nervous poetry and turkish banjos puppet shows prayers lovers confessions and gentle lessons that i as your GUEST … was treated as a man and father … like a dog. fed heaping potent sonic and pathetic portions of disrespect. throwing yourselves into perpetual celebrations of self glorification. where was your families blue grass salsa samba klezmer congo polka rumba punk ska buto blues dub funk jazz junk card trick pottery kungfu carnival gospel devotional tantric day of silence for all souls past…. PEPE… THE OPERA… WITH TOTALLY LIVE ORCHESTRAS AND THROAT SINGERS…. LOST LOVES THAT LISTEN FOR THAT GENUINE SONG… WITH FUCKING WORDS… LIKE SPELLS… DONNY HATHAWAY LAHSA celia eartha billy cave jim murphy iggy smiths bauhaus war curtis fela eekamouse agustus tubby miles dexter roshan coltrane souixse smith frankie elliot ben bob perry sade nina paul pena chet flea anthony sonic portis clash floyd moody zepplin janis oconnor reed marvin niel petty dylan cash extra action idiot flesh crash worship beyond race hamza lila yard dogs breakfast alix sun eenor tommy pagan sunru moondoggie xeno cooper austin ali akbar ravi shankar manu chow mandril palmerie cachao santamaria marlena shaw X vega hagen Howie bonno mike d beastie biggie curt saul williams harper fishbone Prince elliot also green screaming j barretto earl fatha hines carlos……
awe fuck. you got the point.
PEACE. Derick Ion

Micah Allison was safely in a hotel room with her kids the night 33 people died in the fire in their “home”

 

 

Building the Revolutionary Community (Again)

“Take a moment to drop in, and imagine the world that you want to co-create.”

That’s the Burning Man 2.0 message, sent to me today by Social Alchemist Bear Kittay. He’s just given a talk – combined with escalating soothing live backing rhythms of digiridu and Ableton to emphasize his Esalen workshop-honed points – to the techno-hipster elite of Berlin at the 2016 Tech Open Air Inter-disciplinary Technology Festival

No offense to Bear, but the backing music reminds me of the Wayans Brothers movie I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

 

Bear says:

Creating physical spaces to prototype the design of our new civilization…That’s what we’re doing at these conferences and these festivals. We experience these immersive ways of life and we re-imagine who we are, what’s most important to us, how we should be reallocating our resources – through experience, through art, through participatory culture

Hmmm…so we’re not just tripping out and trying to find Dancetronauts?

BMOrg told us they’d bought Fly Ranch on June 10 2016.

6 weeks later, on July 21, they revealed some of the donor names:

The individuals that contributed funding for the purchase have one thing in common: they have been deeply moved and changed by their involvement in Burning Man, and they are invested in the future of this culture. One of our early supporters and driving forces behind this project is Burning Man Project Board Member Chip Conley (AirBnB), who has shared his motivations for contributing to this project on Fest300. Another is Ping Fu (3D Systems), who, like so many of you, is a dreamer and a maker. Her reasons for giving inspire all of us, and we have been working with Ping, Chip and others to share the reasons they felt called to contribute to this project.

Other donors you may hear from in the coming weeks and months include: Joe Gebbia (AirBnB Chief Product Officer), Bill Linton (ProMega – therapeutic magic mushrooms), Rob and Kristin Goldman (Facebook VP Product), Guy Laliberté (Cirque du Soleil), Farhad Mohit (Flipagram) and Nushin Sabet, Alex Moradi (ICO Group – Real Estate), Graham Schneider (Real Estate)  and Jonathan Teo (Binary Capital: Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat). A handful of donors have asked to remain anonymous, and we absolutely respect that choice. Just like in Black Rock City, we also celebrate and honor anonymous giving.

Thanks to everyone who donated. 12 names. Did they all give half a mil each, leaving 1 slot unaccounted for? Or did they all kick in $100k, and some Anonymous group wrote a check for the remaining $5.3 million?

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For all we know, El Chapo, Google or the Rothschilds are funding it.

Who pays the utilities and operating expenses? What’s the business model…or is it all just donation-supported, like public access television and radio? We’re coming up on two months since the big announcement – with Burning Man looming, and now opening earlier than ever – and this is the first we’ve heard of what they actually plan to do with the joint. We’ll probably have to wait til 2017 now for further details.

Bear described the vision:

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Image: Facebook

The overall valley is roughly the size of Manhattan – 20 square miles. Our property is 3800 acres, it includes beautiful hot springs, hot lakes that hundreds can swim in, and geysers, and a very very large Playa, this open tabula rasa, this context for re-imagining our civilization.

So now we own this property year round in the non profit organization. It’s really a gift for the community by the community. It’s been funded completely philanthropically by a group of Patrons who believe that the process of us coming together as a community and experimenting with what could happen there isn’t just something that’ll happen at this site at Fly Ranch, but ultimately that having these semi-permanent locations that are owned by community groups so that year round iterations in the same template much as we develop these technology tools that we can get one step closer, bringing more and more people into the experience of co-creating and manifesting what will work as we re-imagine and re-invent our civilization. Welcome to Fly Ranch. This is a new era for Burning Man. This is a gift from the Burning Man community as a social experiment for humankind in the 21st century.

I have to say I’m not really enlightened much further about what exactly will be going on out there in one of the most remote parts of the United States. OK, some rich people bought the pitch and ponied up the $6.5 million. Now what? Will there be art cars? DJs?

As fun as Burning Man is, I am still waiting for them to explain how living in the desert with porta-potties but no showers or clean drinking water on tap, no money and no trashcans is the new model for humanity. There are already billions on the planet living in those conditions, and I think we would be better served directing our energies towards helping them rise out of it, instead of turning our civilization backwards so we can join them!

What are the gifts that the Burning Man Project will bestow upon humankind from their desert base? Neo-feudalism? Blowjob Workshops? Group masturbation to childrens cartoons? Black Lives Matter?

Some of the many events on offer in the 2016 Playa Events Guide

Some of the many events on offer in the 2016 Playa Events Guide

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thanks to Parker for this photo

Image: Parker; from a prior year. Is she doing the devil horns? What’s up with that extra hand?

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I mean, I’m sure this is fun and all…but is this really the next evolutionary step for civilization? Humanity depends on this? The future of Burning Man is to have all this sort of thing going on year round?

Today I was also lucky enough today to attend – if only for a short time – WIlliam Binzen’s exhibition at the Smith Andersen gallery in San Anselmo.

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Marin County is old timers like me (43). The Mission and 666 Alabama is where the young hipsters like Bear and the BMOrg 2.0 coterie hang out network. Tonight’s crowd skewed more towards hip replacement than:

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…but having said that, we were among the last to arrive and first to leave. Anyway, I managed to catch an equivalent segment of the talks in length to Bear’s presentation. It felt like the guts of it, if anyone who was there has a better video or recording please share. [Aside: As always at these things, like with my shaky phone recording of Eric Schmidt at Further Future 2016, there are dozens of professional looking cameras filming it but nobody ever shares, even on commercial videos. So who are all these people? And why are they recording?]

chris radcliffI couldn’t see the stage but I believe this is William Binzen talking and then John Law. They mention Chris Radcliff “imposing fellow with an SKS”…a name that has been erased from the official Burning Man history. You will hear about Cris(tina) in a future Shadow History episode. Part 4 is being edited now, Part 5 is coming soon, here’s Parts One, Two, and Three and my debunking of the first challenge to my research.

It is interesting to hear the similar words and themes between the Burning Man 2016 future vision and what was going on at the Playa before Black Rock City LLC and The Burning Man Project ™ showed up. One of the many tributary streams that flowed into the city that was created for BMOrg to take over and steer toward the future. A future of ever increasing ticket prices, vehicle permits and monetizable transactions. It’s not just the future of Burning Man…it’s the future of civilization itself. That’s what these people are going to be designing at Flysalen. No votes. No transparency. No details. No plans. No vision. Anonymous donors giving untold millions. Unknown names making the list of items to check off. Details and vision not made up as we go, but “coming soon” once they’ve been cleared by the suits…

I wish I could have stayed longer tonight and mingled with what looked to be an amazing crowd. The real people who built Burning Man. I wish it was that crowd that was steering our culture towards the future, not a bunch of starry eyed Millenials with 3 Burns under their belt. Maybe I’m just getting old…

 

 

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