DEN OF VIPERS HEART OF DARKNESS
MONOLOGUE BY CLYDE LEWIS
Twenty years ago, Stanley Kubrick’s final film, Eyes Wide Shut, provided viewing audiences with a sordid glimpse into a secret sex society that indulged the basest urges of its affluent members while preying on vulnerable young women. It is not so different from the real world, where powerful men, insulated from accountability, indulge their base urges.
These secret societies flourish, implied Kubrick, because the rest of us are content to navigate life with our eyes wide shut, in denial about the ugly, obvious truths in our midst. In so doing, we become accomplices to abusive behavior in our midst.
This is how corruption by the power elite flourishes.
A little over a decade ago, one of the biggest scandals to rock Washington, DC, was the revelation that some prominent lawmakers and government officials had allegedly been customers of Pamela Martin & Associates, an escort service operated by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, a woman better known as the “DC Madam.”
In October 2006, following a two-year investigation conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the IRS, federal agents raided Palfrey’s Vallejo, California, home and froze her bank accounts. The government, which secured an indictment against Palfrey on money laundering, illegal mail use, and prostitution-related racketeering charges, alleged that Palfrey’s DC escort service was in fact a high-end prostitution ring that she had operated via phone and email from Northern California since 1993.
Palfrey, however, insisted Pamela Martin & Associates provided “legal, high-end erotic fantasy service” and that she had no idea her escorts had sex with customers. In March 2007, after she was charged, she turned over a list of nearly 10,000 phone records spanning four years to ABC News. (Palfrey said she didn’t know the names of her clients. She only had their telephone numbers.)
For days leading up to ABC’s exclusive interview with Palfrey, investigative reporter Brian Ross teased that Palfrey’s clientele included White House officials, lobbyists, and Pentagon, FBI, and IRS employees, as well as prominent lawyers. “There are thousands of names, tens of thousands of phone numbers,” Ross said.
But ABC backed away from naming names, and Palfrey accused the network of bowing to government pressure by withholding them. In the end, the network only revealed a few of the most prominent officials on Palfrey’s client list, including Republican senator David Vitter, Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias who resigned when details of his use of escorts surfaced and an adviser to the Pentagon, Harlan Ullman.
On May 1, 2008, two weeks after her conviction, Palfrey was found hanging by a metal bar in the shed near her mother’s home in Tampa, Florida. She left two suicide notes. Palfrey, who referred to her prosecution by the government in one suicide note as a “modern-day lynching,” wrote that she could not spend “6–8 years behind bars.”
Some people believe that she was murdered because she wanted to name names.
There are those who contribute to the corruption and the corruption within the powerful is everywhere — it is one of the biggest conspiracies against human virtue – in fact, it is the devil’s den of vipers.
The abuse of power and the ambition-fueled hypocrisy and deliberate disregard for misconduct that make those abuses possible whether you’re talking about sex crimes, government corruption, or negation of the rule of law.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a politician, an entertainment mogul, a corporate CEO, religious figure, law enforcement official or teacher: give any one person too much power to control others and allow him or her or it to believe that they are entitled, untouchable and will not be held accountable for their actions, and those powers will eventually be abused.
We’re seeing this dynamic play out every day in communities across America.
The United States is again ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking. According to a recently released report by the State Department, the top three nations of origin for victims of human trafficking in 2018 were the United States, Mexico and the Philippines.
Back when I first started Ground Zero, I worked with Child Advocacy Lawyer, Andrew Vachss – he is a well-known crime writer and coined the phrase “Children of the Secret”, which refers to abused children, of whatever age, who were victimized without ever experiencing justice, much less love and protection.
Through a campaign, Don’t Buy Thai, we boycotted Thai goods in order to draw attention to the opiate and sex trade in Southeast Asia. The more investigated the situation the more I realized that if something had a heartbeat it could be sold on the black market for sex and abuse—at the right price children (mostly boys) could be pimped out for sex and they later were found dead.
It was one of the darkest investigations of my life. It was so dark that it was a suffocating experience and when I realized that the worst corruption of all was found in places of great power and within intelligence circles I realized that it was a scourge that plagued our nation as well and that businessmen and even people who you trust would actually participate in the supply and demand of flesh for hire in the heart of darkness.
Sexual misconduct and exploitation of mind-controlled sex slaves have always been the darker subject in the annals of conspiracy history.
In the 1950s as part of the government’s MK Ultra program, the CIA once ran brothels and dosed unsuspecting customers with LSD. Operation Midnight Climax had prostitutes spiking the drinks just to see what would happen. They would take their johns into rooms with one way mirrors. On the other side were CIA operatives filming the sexual activity for study.
In the 1960s, our beloved President John F. Kennedy ‘s womanizing was kept under wraps because for generations the Washington press corps has believed that there was virtually nothing about politician’s private lives was the public’s business.
Under the old code of ethics sexual intimacies of public officials were concealed as secrets and confidences. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had an extra-marital affair with Lucy Mercer and while it was known about by many people the press kept in under wraps. As for his wife Eleanor, her suspected infidelities both heterosexual and homosexual were kept secret by the press.
Even Lyndon B. Johnson’s robust extra-marital sexual activity was a heavily guarded secret.
It was Bill Clinton that broke the mold for some reason. His sexual scandal with Monica Lewinski somehow became the subject of scandal which eventually led to his impeachment.
It was the sexual scandal that also opened the flood gate of other sexual peccadilloes that he was a part of or took part in. What people don’t know is that there was a bigger sexual scandal that rocked the Whitehouse before the Clinton’s occupied it.
On the morning of June 29, 1989, the elder George H.W. Bush’s administration was rocked by a scandal when the headlines of the Washington Times splashed “Homosexual Prostitution Probe Ensnares Official of Bush, Reagan, Call Boys Took Midnight Tour of White House.”
The New York Times also had the story on its front page.
“A homosexual prostitution ring is under investigation by federal and District authorities and includes among its clients key officials of the Reagan and Bush administrations, military officers, congressional aides and U.S. and foreign businessmen with close ties to Washington’s political elite.” -New York Times
This was the biggest scandal to rock the elder Bush White House. The strangest thing is that the public probably doesn’t remember it, and for good reason. The story received some newspaper coverage, but on TV news there was a blackout on the subject. For this reason, most Americans have never heard of it.
Former Republican Senator John DeCamp tried to get the message out by producing a documentary called “Conspiracy of Silence”. It was supposed to air May 3rd, 1994 on the Discovery Channel.
This documentary revealed that a network of Washington politicians and religious leaders at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska were flying children to Washington D.C. for sex orgies.
Boy prostitutes 15 years old (and younger) were taking midnight tours of the White House. This was all connected to the Franklin Savings and Loan cover-up scandal.
The Franklin Community Federal Credit Union was raided by federal agencies and shut down. Franklin’s manager was Lawrence E. (Larry) King, Jr., was considered a rising star in state and national Republican circles, an officer of the National Black Republican Council. King sang the national anthem at the GOP national conventions in 1984 and 1988.
Nearly $40 million was missing from the coffers of the small, ostensibly community-oriented credit union. The financial scandal turned into something more when children from Omaha and its surroundings said they had been flown from city to city, to be abused at parties held by Franklin’s officers and well–known Nebraskans, including nationally prominent Republican Party activists.
One witness, Alisha Owen, testified before a grand jury that she was sexually abused as a juvenile by a Nebraska district court judge, by the chief of police of the city of Omaha, by the manager of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, and others.
Alisha Owen also witnessed, she said, the abuse of other children by figures in Nebraska’s political and financial establishment whom she named, among them the publisher of the state’s largest newspaper, the Omaha World–Herald. She testified that she was in a group of Nebraska children who functioned for years as illegal drug couriers, traveling nationwide for some of Nebraska’s wealthiest, most powerful and prominent businessmen.
Two grand juries, one local and one federal, had a mandate to consider these and other charges of child abuse connected with the Franklin Credit Union. They indicted the victim–witnesses for perjury instead!
Alisha Owen was pronounced guilty by a jury in Douglas County, Nebraska, on eight counts of felony perjury. On August 8, 1991, she was sentenced to serve nine to twenty–seven years in prison.
Paul Bonacci, whose testimony extensively corroborated Owen’s, had proven to the court that he had been badly abused. But the court concluded that his abuse was committed by persons other than those the young people named. Bonacci, too, was indicted for perjury. Two other victim–witnesses, whose stories also backed up those of Owen and Bonacci, recanted under immense pressure. Alisha Owen and Paul Bonacci refused to recant.
Paul Bonacci claimed that he had been abused and tortured since childhood. Bonacci was tortured, beaten and sexually abused until his mind cracked, causing him to develop multiple personality disorder. Tens of thousands of American children have been diagnosed MPD; virtually all of them are thought to have resulted from sexual abuse. There are many who claim that 85 percent of these cases are Satanic Ritual Abuse.
Paul claims that he was taken by Lawrence King and others to a wooded area in California. Bonacci claimed that in the area there was a large owl.
The book, “The Franklin Cover–Up” by John DeCamp first omitted this testimony because it sounded far–fetched. It was later discovered that Bonacci was describing the area near the Bohemian Grove.
The Bohemian Grove is located in Sonoma County, California, and is the site of an annual two–week gathering of the country’s elite.
Mother Jones News reported in August of 1981 some of the prominent members that attend also include: “George P. Shultz, Stephen Bechtel, Jr., Gerald R. Ford, Henry Kissinger, William F. Buckley, Jr., Fred L. Hartley, Merv Griffin, Thomas Haywood, Joseph Coors, Edward Teller, Ronald Reagan, A. W. Clausen, Dick Cheney, William French Smith, John E. Swearingten, Casper W. Weinberger, Justin Dart, William E. Simon, and hundreds of other prominent political figures and businessmen.
The activities that go on there are kept secret. Reporters are forbidden to even go there and report on what goes on. That doesn’t mean that reporters haven’t busted the “party.”
President Nixon once commented that the grove was a place of depravity, where political giants would be seen frolicking around in dresses and hoods, having sex with prostitutes both male and female.
However, now when someone asks about the political retreat, they are met with a stern “none of your business” and are told that it is just a getaway where the powerful go to let off steam.
In 2008, Billionaire Jeffry Epstein was convicted of soliciting sex from an underage girl and quietly paid settlements to scores of alleged victims who said he serially molested them. But the girls kept coming out of the woodwork—in 2014, another young woman filed a lawsuit claiming that Epstein used her as a sex slave for his powerful friends—and that she’d been at parties on his private island with former President Clinton.
Another “Jane Doe” filed a suit in New York accusing Epstein and Donald Trump of raping her at a series of sex parties when she was only 13.
Trump has denied Jane Doe’s claims and his reps have said he barely knew Epstein.
President Trump confirmed reports that he threw Jeffrey Epstein out of his Mar-a-Lago club years ago, adding, and “I was not a fan of Jeffrey Epstein.”
However, there seems to be both a Republican and Democrat argument over who had connections to Epstein now that he is again a hot topic in newsrooms across the country.
Meanwhile, Bill and Hillary Clinton have remained quiet about their ties to Epstein despite evidence that shows Bill was one of the most famous and frequent passengers on Epstein’s “Lolita Express,” a plane that was converted for sexual orgies and that Epstein donated money to the Clinton Foundation.
Epstein was arrested last Saturday. He is being charged with sex offenses involving underage girls he and others allegedly trafficked in New York and Florida.
His arrest capped months of investigating, led by federal agents and prosecutors with the Southern District of New York’s Public Corruption Unit, assisted by investigators with the sex trafficking division. Although details of the case remain undisclosed, there are indications that others involved in his crimes could be charged or named as cooperating witnesses.
It is believed that Epstein operated his own personal sex trafficking ring not only for his personal pleasure but also for the pleasure of his friends and business associates. According to The Washington Post, “several of the young women…say they were offered to the rich and famous as sex partners at Epstein’s parties.”
This is part of America’s seedy underbelly.
The deeper you dig, the darker it gets.
Child sex trafficking which is the buying and selling of women, young girls and boys for sex, some as young as 9 years old, has become big business in America. It is the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second-most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States.
It’s not just young girls who are vulnerable to these predators, either.
According to a 2016 investigative report, “boys make up about 36% of children caught up in the U.S. sex industry (about 60% are female and less than 5% are transgender males and females).”
Who buys a child for sex?
Otherwise, ordinary men from all walks of life. “They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse.
But then there are the extra-ordinary men, such as Jeffrey Epstein, who belong to a powerful, wealthy, elite segment of society that operates according to their own rules or, rather, who are allowed to sidestep the rules that are used as a bludgeon on the rest of us.
These men skate free of accountability by taking advantage of a criminal justice system that panders to the powerful, the wealthy and the elite.
Over a decade ago, when Epstein was first charged with raping and molesting young girls, he was gifted a secret plea deal with then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s current Labor Secretary, that allowed him to evade federal charges and be given the equivalent of a slap on the wrist: allowed to “work” at home six days a week before returning to jail to sleep. That secret plea deal has since been ruled illegal by a federal judge.
Yet here’s the thing: Epstein did not act alone. We all know that Epstein had accomplices, who recruited and groomed the young girls he is accused of raping and molesting, many of them homeless or vulnerable but his circle of influential friends and colleagues when revealed could topple the fragile house of cards that is being held together in Washington D.C. – it could name names in camp Hollywood and perhaps even expose powerful CEO’s and business tycoons.
Politics, religion, sports, government, entertainment, business, armed forces: it doesn’t matter what arena you’re talking about, they are all riddled with the kind of seedy, sleazy, decadent, dodgy, depraved, immoral, corrupt behavior that somehow gets a free pass when it involves the wealthy and powerful elite in America.
In this age of partisan politics and a deeply polarized populace, corruption, especially when it involves sexual debauchery, depravity, and predatory behavior has become the great equalizer.
It is useless to say that one political party or its representatives indulge in depravity more than the other, however, it certainly is a talking point where everyone is quick to point the finger – but lacks in the ability to demand jail time for all of their beloved politicians whose morality is nowhere near the same as theirs.
For every Jeffrey Epstein or Bill Clinton or Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby or even Catholic Cardinal George Pell who eventually gets called out for his sexual misbehavior, there are hundreds—thousands—of others in America and beyond who are getting away with these sexual crimes and ritual sex abuses —in many cases, literally—simply because they can.
It takes a culture of entitlement and a nation of compliant, willfully ignorant, politically divided citizens to provide the foundations of tyranny – it is this attitude that guarantees that this abuse of power will continue and it will be supported blindly because people created external saviors in powerful people that are certainly amoral and without care of preserving human virtue.
The problem with America today is that we do not demand the enforcement of the rule of law when it comes to the powerful men and women we worship and adore.
We are all for the lynching of the sexual offender that moves into our neighborhood but we cow tow and ignore the fact that within our borders there are those who abuse their power and take what they feel are spoils from their powerful positions.
I know that there are many who will hear what I am saying and will say “how do we beat this? What can I do to stop this and prevent further attacks on women and children?
Well, first of all, silence is compliance. Looking the other way is acceptance. It is a matter of supply and demand. If there is a market for this, there will always be a product.
We need everyone to agree that those who are found guilty are treated the same under the law, the perpetrators are held equally accountable to abiding by the law, and no one is given a free pass based on their politics, their connections, their wealth, their status or any other bright-line test used to confer special treatment on the elite.
We must also allow for due process – even those who you suspect are scumbags deserve their day in court. The constitution gives a citizen to prove their innocence before a jury of their peers. Let the guilty be punished to the furthest extent of the law.
Monsters deserve to be caged and in some cases, they need to be put down.
This culture of compliance must stop.
We create our own monsters and we build or own beasts and when an Apex Predator strikes it is so astonishing to notice just how silent people become when they see that someone who they trusted has morally reached the point of no return.
The state of denial must cease.
Let’s not allow this Epstein sex scandal to become just another blip in the news cycle that goes away all too soon, only to be forgotten when another titillating news headline takes its place.
Sex trafficking, like so many of the evils in our midst, is a cultural disease that is rooted in the American Attention Deficit Democracy. We are easily distracted by flashy things that get our attention. Things that distract us from crimes that need to be addressed.
We know that since the Clinton Whitehouse, Washington DC has been run by the blackmailing dossiers that are held in classified vaults ready to be released if someone does not play ball with deep state agendas.
Things like Pee Pee Gate, Pizza Gate, and Pedo Gate have all been rendered as damaging and hateful conspiracy yarns with political intentions. Is it all just conspiracy theory or should we look into the morality of who is leading us and who we spend our hard earned money to support?
People have risked their lives and their careers revealing this stuff and many of them are often forgotten – it is a thankless and often non-lucrative to be a truth-teller in this world of lawyers clowns and big money cover-ups.
Why we are not surprised that Hollywood, the corporate media and Washington D.C. lack courageous reporters who are willing to report what the public has a right to know?
It would be unwise to reveal where the vampires live and this is why the media appear are highly-paid protectors of the abusers in our midst.
Metaphorically, “vampirism” continues to be applied in the assessment of certain strategic political agendas, especially by the conspiracy theorists and those who feel marginalized.
Make no mistake; the vampires are out there, looking for a new consensus, looking for new followers and they most certainly want to convince you to participate in their psychopathic way of thinking.
They are part of the den of vipers whose hearts are eclipsed with the darkness that is the bi-product of devils.
Political vampires are well-equipped to provide a warped sense of vampire nationalism when their false flag and psychological operations are successful. These political vampires subconsciously provoke scandals to refresh themselves with the power of obfuscation.
There are always people who claim to be human that find ways to reduce the value of life for those they wish to erase from the planet and if they can get the critical mass to agree, they seal in blood a covenant of murder that they will say binds us together and the trying times are the only times we see just how fit we are as a people.
We can’t be content with peace and tranquility or pull together when things go right. We have to be told we are only at our best when blood is shed or when tragedy strikes which, once again, seals the deal of a consensus persecution complex and soon a country that does not wish to wage war demands it and washes away their collective guilt in a sea of blood and fire.
In the essay “Civilization and its Discontents,” Sigmund Freud defined a neurotic as someone who held opinions that always seem to clash with the prevailing culture. He contended that we were responsible for our own misery. The reason we allow such unhappiness to continue is that we allow ourselves to become programmed.
The culture does not accept those who constantly try to expose its defects and its hypocrisy. Like the individual, it lies to itself and avoids looking at its flaws and blemishes.
Freud understood the neurosis to be endemic to modern society, a universal condition among civilized nations. If it is not watched and monitored properly, a whole society can become narcissistic, depressed, violent, and it can destroy itself.
There have many people who have tried to get the warning out about the widening gyre of cultural failure in the United States. It is becoming the norm to embrace all kinds of strange behaviors and attitudes that are self–destructive and self–deprecating.
For survival and for fear inadequacy the majority tends to follow the consensus reality and not collective conscience. The truth supposedly sets you free, and many people will use that axiom in reference to liberty and power.
However, times have changed and power is the new drug that intoxicates its victims and what is done while under its influence has become a greater nightmare in a culture that has embraced some of the greater evils that can destroy it from within.
The prevailing ideology today is that we are no longer gentle creatures that are meant to trust and love. We are now being groomed into aggressive individuals capable of accepting criminality in leadership.
It has been demonstrated that many people will now support torture, murder, and rape if they feel it is in their best interest to do so.
It is a sick thought, but so easily entertained in a world that can’t stand the thought of life being sacred for all things. The real vampires will tell you that life is a right for some things and some people but not all things and not all people.
It is a hard task to inform people this is the way a vampire sees the world. It is a hard process to unmask vampires in powerful positions when the media distracts us with various distracting stories of the week.
The conspiracy of bringing down the United States is not a secret conspiracy but an open conspiracy. Tyranny succeeds because the victims become “willing executioners” in the absence of better choices and better information.
This is dedicated to Tracy Twyman- a warrior in the cause of exposing the corruption within the circles of power. It is believed that she committed suicide by hanging after she was involved in investigating sexual corruption in powerful circles.