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Stop the madness!

Noooo…now I discover a book, The Phrenology of Barack Obama by Bensa Magos.

In his newest book, The Phrenology of Barack Obama, author Bensa Magos returns to reveal the secrets behind the occulted past of President Barack Obama using the pseudo-science of phrenology. Magos uncovers natural, unnatural, and preternatural features of “Manchurian Candidate” Obama’s cranium and brainpan, including the mysterious “head scar” which the mass media refuses to discuss. Causes for the head scar range from CIA brain-implants to a partial lobotomy by his puppet master handlers, as well as the most shocking revelation: that Obama once had a horn. Magos follows a trail of evidence that leads from Obama’s brain surgery and dehorning, to government Mind Control programs like MKULTRA and MONARCH with roots in the Na zi Occult, and ultimately to the satanic endgame revealed by the Demon Horn of Moloch.

The engines canna take it any more. I think I’ll go tend to my fish for a while. They are much more sensible than you humans.

Comments

  1. Roestigraben says

    So he can’t make up his mind whether Obama is a demon from the pits of hell or just a lobotomized, mind-controlled puppet? I guess phrenology is an inexact science.

  2. Lofty says

    A careful study using non occult practices reveals that Bensa Magos is an Übercrackpot. A treatment with Retrophrenology is indicated.

  3. Trebuchet says

    The first thing I saw upon opening Pharyngula to read this post was “Part Neanderthal? Probably!” (A 23 and Me ad.) I was still chuckling when I finished reading this post and scrolled down to see that the previous one had the word Neanderthal prominently featured. Good old Google. Good old crackpots!

  4. says

    Hi Trebuchet, the ad I’m getting is pretty hilarious: ‘Stop Electronic Harassment’ (Does Google Ads know I’m one of the Block Bot admins?)

    It gets way better: Get protection from Psychotronic and Psychic Attacks, Mind Control V2K, and HAARP

    The product appears to be a black box rather than a tinfoil hat. I am disappoint.

  5. Gregory Greenwood says

    I didn’t think I would run across anyone else today who would match Michael Bradley from the OP of the last thread for delusional, crackpot conspiracy theorising, but within a matter of minutes PZ digs up this… err… ‘gem’.

    So, does Bensa Magos make up her mind? Does she decide that Obama is a lobotomised drone, a brain implant controlled CIA stooge, or full on hellspawn?

    Personally, I am a little disappointed that she didn’t complete the set and claim that he is either the vicitim of alien abduction in order to put a pawn of the ‘Greys’ in the oval office, or that he is an actual lizard person from Alpha Centurai…

    I mean, hasn’t she watched any episodes of the X-Files? It was the obvious way to go.

  6. seeker says

    [That thread is still open, and you just commented on it! If you're going to start spamming irrelevant threads with your "wisdom", you will be banned. Knock it off. --pzm]

  7. seeker says

    [Maybe you're just attracted to threads about kooks? Seriously, knock it off. You're on perilous ground here. --pzm]

  8. Acolyte of Sagan says

    Seeker, take a look at PZ’s photo on the left sidebar. Straight below his name is picked out in blue. That is a link to his e-mail.

  9. David Marjanović says

    Well, it says it’s pseudo-science right there on the back cover. Points for honesty I guess.

    Yeah, that’s the part that baffles me the most.

    Pz, I don’t know how to send you an email

    Right next to your comment, there’s a box in the sidebar. Between the photos of PZ and his book, it says “PZ Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris”; and “PZ Myers” is a link to his e-mail address.

    But what I really don’t get is what your point is. If not all victims of sexual abuse are traumatized for the rest of their lives, what does that change? The cause for all the rage never was that Dawkins says he wasn’t harmed; it’s that he heavily implied nobody is ever harmed by it.

    Seriously… I strongly recommend you never again add to a thread when you haven’t read all of it. Anywhere. Even on fucking YouTube.

  10. blf says

    This nutter seems to have written at least two other books. The latest one is Antichrist 2012: The Baraq-U-Bamah and the Coming Apocalypse, and is described as:

    Can we be living in the last days of the Earth? Is there a living Antichrist toiling to subjugate humanity and usher in a hellish new age of enslavement? What is the Mayan Prophecy of 2012? What is the relation of Barrack Hussein Obama to the adversary known as the Baraq-U-Bamah, the Satan that is called the Lightning from Heaven? Author Bensa Magos armed with his extensive knowledge of the occult forces at play pierces through the veils of deception and obfuscation truly at work in the world today, in which Arhimanic and Luciferic forces increasingly encroach upon an ever-secularized world, to get to the truth behind the demonic plans of the Baraq-U-Bamah. This work will exposes the connection linking the Baraq-U-Bamah to Barrack Hussein Obama through an integrated study of the Mayan 2012 Apocalypse with the Antichrist from Biblical Revelation.

    An earlier (2007) book The Moons of The Planets, is described as “a guide to using the plantery [sic] moons in our solar system in astrology and horoscopes.”

    Another fruitcake, perhaps with a bit of extra loopyness.

  11. David Marjanović says

    Whoa. The thing about Arabic (and many other languages, actually) is that k and q are not the same thing. They’re as different as d and t!

    Barak means “blessing”, just like the Biblical prophet Baruch.

    an integrated study of the Mayan 2012 Apocalypse

    http://www.nelsonhaha.com/

  12. teejaykay says

    To put this into perspective, phrenology would decree me an egghead. Lovecraft and F Scott Fitzgerald would call me a mongoloid. But my head is a hard-boiled egg, one that Terry Pratchett would find acceptable. And that, folks, is just as believable as what Magos is saying. Only, Pratchett would make jokes about it, Lovecraft and F Scott Fitzgerald. And my head indeed is egg-shaped.*

    * Yes, I’m bitter about the head, but more disturbed by the idiocy rampant in ‘literary’ circles. Har-de-har. Next, we’ll be examining how Bill O’Reilly’s face is actually the image on burnt toast.

  13. blf says

    Hum… I suspect phrenology would have to invent a whole category for me, something like komkat, squashed, with traces of hedgehog, and what is either yeti farts in a snail-fur coat, or two strawberries connected by a wormhole. Which is bit insulting, as that leaves out Stonehenge.

  14. says

    including the mysterious “head scar” which the mass media refuses to discuss.

    Bubba Ho-Tep is playing in my head:

    JFK: That’s where they took a piece of my brain. They got it back in D.C. in that God damn jar.

    [pause]

    JFK: I got a little bag of sand up there now.

    Elvis: But Jack uhh, no offense but

    [pause]

    Elvis: President Kennedy was a white man.

    JFK: That’s how clever they are. They dyed me this color, all over. can you think of a better way to hide the truth than that?

  15. bahrfeldt says

    “Baraq-U-Bamah and the Coming Apocalypse” sounds like a much more fun read. I’ve always enjoyed theononsense scifi/fantasy. Ahriman vs. Lucifer, effin awesome.

  16. says

    Maybe they meant “rectophrenology”? They’re measuring their heads by shoving them so far up their own asses, they’re leaving bump-maps on their large intestine?

    I got nothin’.

  17. Sophia, Michelin-starred General of the First Mediterranean Iron Chef Batallion says

    Oh dear… a Phrenologist. We all know the cure for phrenology – one must engage in trepanning to release the Stupid, or it could fester and become a case of Advanced Physiognomy. Fetch me my corkscrew!

  18. says

    I kinda think that this book is a joke. It’s the ‘pseudoscience’ of phrenology. Plus he uncovers ‘natural, unnatural, and preternatural ‘ features.

    Hard to tell sometimes, of course.

  19. Al Dente says

    CaitieCat @23

    Maybe they meant “rectophrenology”?

    Phrenology is the study of bumps on the head. Bumps in certain locations have meaning. This chart shows which areas of the head control which attitributes of the personality. But what if you were lacking in a desired attribute? A retrophrenologist could, by suitable application of a striking implement (commonly called a “hammer”), give you a lump in the appropriate area, thereby improving that attribute.

  20. says

    Al Dente @ 27:

    Pssssssssssssssssst, CaitieCat was making a joke.

    As for Retrophrenology, naturally, Terry Pratchett had that covered some time ago, in Men at Arms:

    You can go into a shop in Ankh-Morpork and order an artistic temperament with a tendency to introspection. What you actually get is hit on the head with a large hammer, but it keeps the money in circulation and gives people something to do .

  21. jefrir says

    Seriously… I strongly recommend you never again add to a thread when you haven’t read all of it. Anywhere. Even on fucking YouTube.

    Now that’s just cruelty.

  22. F [is for failure to emerge] says

    CaitieCat

    That is correct, but has been contemporarily re-labeled as cranio-sacral therapy. It bypasses the need for yogic stretching in becoming able to stuff one’s head into their fifth point of contact.

  23. says

    Elvis: President Kennedy was a white man.

    JFK: That’s how clever they are. They dyed me this color, all over. can you think of a better way to hide the truth than that?

    Nonsense. Elvis was JFK. I thought everybody knew that.

  24. says

    What is the relation of Barrack Hussein Obama to the adversary known as the Baraq-U-Bamah, the Satan that is called the Lightning from Heaven

    Barack the Islamic Shock Hussein Super Allah Obama!! It even says it on his birth certificate:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wVQl38lFtAk/UA9u8s0kYxI/AAAAAAAAAXI/sJkFUdv7Wb8/s1600/certificate.gif

    WHY OH WHY DID THEY LEAVE OUT THAT HIS DADDEH WAS SATAN AND HIS MOTHER WAS BILLARY CLINTON!?!? Critical information, THAT WE NEEDED 2 KNOW! Also the whole “anti-christ’ thing could have been added TO THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE PEOPLE, we can’t protect from Satan if we don’t know he exists! =)

  25. sojourner says

    This place is major cool. Been lurking for about two years.

    It is amazing how smart some of these comments make this old HS dropout feel.

    I don’t always understand some of the terminology used, but looking it up isn’t hard.

    Unlike some posters who run with whatever someone tells them.

  26. says

    You know, I’m really reaching maximum irritation point with all caps. *sigh*

    Handy HTML:

    To quote someone, use <blockquote>Place Text Here</blockquote>:

    Place Text Here

    To bold words, use <b>Text</b>

    To italicize words, use <i>Text</i>

  27. sojourner says

    Thanks for the compliment.
    The tag on my email is

    I am not really this smart. I am faking it!!

    Which does apply to a minority here.

  28. sojourner says

    Actually I have never been here as aa member before. I picked the handle because I am always looking for truth and knowledge.

  29. says

    Sojourner:

    Actually I have never been here as aa member before. I picked the handle because I am always looking for truth and knowledge.

    Well, it doesn’t take anything special to be a regular, just posting, er, regularly. :D I think of Sojourner Truth when I see your nym, and that’s a good thing.

    Just in case the links are handy, there are two open threads here, The Lounge, all sweetness, and Thunderdome, what ya read is what ya get.

  30. says

    I am not really this smart. I am faking it!!

    Easier to do than most people think. I find that people think I’m a lot smarter than I really am, simply because I tend to shut up unless I’m sure I know what I’m talking about. Seeming smart is a lot less about saying smart things than it is about not saying stupid things. If you say one smart thing and otherwise keep quiet, people will think you’re smart all the time.

    I guess it has to do with how people extrapolate from the available information. I.e. if you say something smart, they extrapolate to “smart person”, but being quiet doesn’t stick in the memory, so people easily forget to take into account all the times you kept your trap shut.

  31. sojourner says

    To quote (I think Mark Twain), let people think you are dumb instead of opening your mouth and proving it.

    Actually, some folks don’t say anything because they don’t understand, and don’t want to appear dumb.

    Not anybody here of course!!! :)

  32. says

    Sojourner:

    Actually, some folks don’t say anything because they don’t understand, and don’t want to appear dumb.

    That’s exactly what kept me quietly lurking here for two years before I decided to post sometime in ’09. I was *terrified* of saying something stupid here. Still am.

  33. sojourner says

    I would think any comment would work, as long as it is researched and factual.

    Opinion does not equal fact. One of my tenets.

  34. What a Maroon, el papa ateo says

    I thought the Eagles used to play at JFK.

    Perhaps one of these nights, in the long run.

    But actually, it was the Washington football team (I will not type their racist nickname), and they played at RFK.

  35. Lyn M: ADM MinTruthiness says

    Oh, man, that was goooood. Totally cracked me up.

    And then

    It was an old, and slightly dented cornet, as I remember.

    I believe this commenter (Daz #47) has just won a shiny new internet. Should be delivered any time now.

  36. Thumper; Immorally Inferior Sergeant Major in the Grand Gynarchy Mangina Corps (GGMC) says

    Magos follows a trail of evidence that leads from Obama’s brain surgery and dehorning, to government Mind Control programs like MKULTRA and MONARCH with roots in the Na zi Occult, and ultimately to the satanic endgame revealed by the Demon Horn of Moloch.

    That word, “evidence”. It does not mean what Magos thinks it means.

  37. Thumper; Immorally Inferior Sergeant Major in the Grand Gynarchy Mangina Corps (GGMC) says

    @Sojourner #44

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

    One of my favourite quotes; but no one really knows where it comes from. It has variously been attributed to Mark twain and to Abraham Lincoln, but these appear to be paraphrases of an earlier quote. QI thinks Maurice Switzer is the most likely origin of the quote, who may have based it on Proverbs 17:28.

  38. ck says

    Bookmarked.

    Come on. The Kenyan birth certificate in part 1 of the video I linked is far more convincing. It even has a picture of Obama, and Obama’s election logo on it, so you know it’s gotta be genuine.