Dahliagate: Homicide Detective Provides Compelling Evidence His Father Dr. George Hodel Committed Notorious 20th-Century Serial Murders

In 1949, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives placed Dr. George Hodel, Jr. (1907-1999) on the top of the list of suspects in the gruesome dismemberment of Hollywood actress of Elizabeth Short, which is more widely known as the Black Dahlia murder. Dr. Hodel was questioned but never charged.

IMAGE: SteveHodel.com

In a strange twist of irony, Dr. Hodel’s son, Steve Hodel, himself became a LAPD homicide detective. After his 24-year tenure with the department and starting in 1999, he delved deeply into the Dahlia case, which in turn led to other unsolved murders, and came to the conclusion that his father was most likely responsible for Short’s death but also numerous others spanning decades.

Dr. Hodel died in 1999 and his son retired from the LAPD in 1983. In 2005 Steve published his revelations that his father was likely responsible for the Black Dahlia murder as well as the Lipstick Murders 1945 and ’46; the Jigsaw Murder in Manila, Philippines, in the 1960s; and quite possibly the Zodiac murders in California’s Bay Area in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

A simple search of YouTube will produce results for several one-hour interviews detailing Steve Hodel’s journey down this rabbit hole. I have to commend him for his courage and determination in revealing inconvenient truths. Humanity needs many more people like him.

Dr. Hodel was raised in Pasadena, California. His parents, were of Russian-Jewish ancestry. Their only son, George, was well-educated and scored 186 on an early I.Q. test. He was a musical prodigy, playing solo piano concerts at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. After a stint as a crime reporter, he became a physician and in the 1940s was Los Angeles County Health Director with a focus on venereal diseases. He was also involved at that time in illegal abortions. Despite his trips to the evil dark side, he was highly functioning and died wealthy at age 91.

Image result for dr. george hodelDr. Hodel mingled among affluent Los Angeles society. His circle of friends included Russian-Jewish photographer Man Ray (aka Emmanuel Radnitzky) (1890-1976), film director John Huston and artist/sculptor Fred Sexton. His son suspects Sexton may have been an accomplice. Dr. Hodel, John Huston and Fred Sexton were close friends from their teen years through adulthood. Sexton lived out the final decades of his life in Mexico after molesting his 11-year-old stepdaughter at their Palos Verdes, Calif., residence in 1968.

Dr. George Hodel came under police scrutiny in October 1949, when his 14-year-old daughter, Tamar, accused him of raping and molesting her. Despite three witnesses testifying that they had seen Hodel having sex with Tamar, he was acquitted in December 1949. It was later revealed that there was a $15,000 payoff to the Los Angeles district attorney to make this case go away.

Image result for dr. george hodel estateIt was the murder of Elizabeth Short — who was called the “Black Dahlia” — that received the most attention. She was brutally tortured and mutilated, cut cleanly in half, drained of all her blood and finally and grotesquely displayed on a vacant Los Angeles lot on Jan. 15, 1947. Det. Steve Hodel found evidence that Short was part of Dr. Hodel’s libertine social sexual-circle and may have stumbled across the more lethal side.

In another L.A. murder case in which Dr. George Hodel was a suspect, a police informant known as “Martin” wrote a letter claiming that both he and “GH” personally knew victim Louise Springer and that he believed “GH” killed her in June 1949. LAPD at that time was actively investigating the Springer and Black Dahlia murders and had publicly identified them as “probably connected.”

Mrs. Springer was sadistically murdered on June 13, 1949, just two blocks from where the body of Elizabeth Short was found in 1947. Included in the letter was the fact that the LAPD, after being informed that “GH” knew victim Springer, took “GH” into custody “and grilled about the Springer murder.” The Martin Letter made it clear that “GH” was known and protected by law enforcement officers, and that they befriended him and “let him go.”

Steve, thinking he was a known entity at LAPD, assuming closing these cold cases would be a formality. However, he soon discovered that records related to his father were strangely missing. He did, however, arrange to examine files at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. The “George Hodel-Black Dahlia File” was discovered in a vault.

The file revealed that in 1950, Hodel was the prime suspect of the Dahlia murder. Transcript notes show Hodel’s private Hollywood residence was electronically bugged by an 18-man D.A./LAPD task force from Feb. 18 to March 27, 1950. The transcripts of conversations revealed constant Hodel drama and references to performing illegal abortions, giving payoffs to law enforcement officials and to his possible involvement in the deaths of his secretary and Elizabeth Short. At one point, what sounds like a beating and screams occurred.

The D.A. tapes recorded him saying:

“Supposin’ I did kill the Black Dahlia. They can’t prove it now. They can’t talk to my secretary anymore because she’s dead. They thought there was something fishy. Anyway, now they may have figured it out. Killed her. Maybe I did kill my secretary.”

The secretary referred to was Ruth Spaulding, who police had previously suspected of being murdered by Hodel in 1945. He was present when Spaulding overdosed and had burnt some of her papers before police were called. The case was dropped owing to lack of evidence, but documents were later found that indicated Spaulding was about to publicly accuse Hodel of intentionally misdiagnosing patients and billing them for laboratory tests, medical treatment and prescriptions not needed.

Steve believes Elizabeth Short may have been one of his father’s patients.

In October 1949, George Hodel’s name was mentioned in a formal written report to the grand jury as one of five prime suspects, but none of the named suspects were submitted to the 1949 Grand Jury for consideration for indictment as the investigation was “ongoing.”

By April 1950, Lt. Jemison had gathered enough evidence to charge Dr. Hodel and was about to arrest him for the Short murder when Dr. Hodel fled the United States.

In 1990, Dr. Hodel and his fourth wife, June, returned to the U.S. from Manila. In Manila, there was a bisection murder case similar to that of the Black Dahlia. It was called the Jigsaw Murder, and likely the handiwork of Dr. Hodel.

Steve sees evidence that Dr. Hodel was responsible for at least one of the 1960s Zodiac killings. There may have been copycat killers in the Zodiac cases. Or, conversely, Hodel himself may have been a copycat killer. In some composite drawings, he’s a dead ringer.

Zodiac composite drawing

Modus operandi and crime signatures of Dr. George Hodel:

Sidekicks and Flying Monkeys

As we demonstrated in our posts on the Dutroux Case, the Franklin Scandal, John Wayne Gacy and Jimmy Savile, these types of high functioning serial killers tend to attract minions and fellow travelers. Some flying monkeys are more active, while others are more the audience.

Also heard on the Dahlia police tapes was reference to another possible sidekick. From Steve Hodel’s blog:

“Baron” Harringa just two-years after his assault and/or murder (accomplice to my father) of the unidentified woman in the basement of our Hollywood home. As we recall her beating and screams by the two men were tape recorded during the LAPD/DA stakeout, with detectives just five minutes away, but officers made no response or rescue and the victim was never identified.

Man Ray- Zodiac inspiration?

The relationship between Dr. Hodel and Man Ray (aka Emmanuel Radnitzky) is covered in the Mark Nelson and Sarah Hudson Bayliss book “Exquisite Corpse: Surrealism and the Black Dahlia Murder.” 

The numerous social interactions between the two men is documented in detail here.

Some of the Man Ray photos of Hodel and his third wife, Dorothy, were offered at a Sotheby’s auction.

Here is a Man Ray photo of Hodel, an unknown photo of Elizabeth Short circa 1946 and a Man Ray 1970 lithograph of, we would say, Elizabeth Short.

The following hash pattern was carved by Hodel into Short’s torso and the same pattern appears in Man Ray’s 1943 piece “L’equivoque.”

More background on Dr. Hodel and Man Ray. Dr. Hodel was in to hypnosis and failed to distinguish between his dream state and reality.

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Dr. Hodel’s house in 1940, known as Sowden House

Dr. Hodel would hold regular parties in his Lloyd Wright (son of Frank)-designed Mayan-style Hollywood estate. In attendance was Henry Miller and others from Hollyweird.

During this period, writers like Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell were gathering around the Villa Seurat with assorted Dadaists and existentialists to discuss the philosophical “virtues” of incest, rape, torture, murder and sexual domination. These misfits of S&M depravity were complemented by the sub-artisan shock tactics of the surrealist art movement, which delighted in presenting to the world the image of a young girl’s eyeball being razored or torso gutted, among other deprivations.

Chief among this new generation of free-willed non-conformists was the photographer Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky), whose famous work “Minotaur” is to play an important part in this story.

Nelson and Bayliss pointed out the deliberate inclusion of surrealist motifs by the killer on the corpse and in the corpse’s display. The contrived configuration in which Elizabeth Short’s severed upper torso was found shares remarkable similarities to the composition of the Man Ray work called “Minotaur,” a photo replete with popular surrealist symbolism and archetypes.

Man Ray and his “art”

Here are numerous excerpts from surrealist art and influential precursors, with heavy emphasis on sadistic, criminal behavior. Beside Man Ray, we see the world of Salvador Dali. Most of this predates the Black Dahlia murder. We aren’t going to paste the photos of poor split Elizabeth Short, but the crime pictures here can be compared with Man Ray’s and his ilk’s works. You can see that Short was definitely posed for a surreal effect. It explains why Elizabeth Short became an “exquisite corpse” and not just another sex-crime statistic.

While his peers merely painted and photographed facsimiles of the destroyed female torso, Dr. Hodel actually did it! Pathetic as it sounds, this is considered among certain types as proof of one’s elite status, i.e. true freedom! Yes, this is the same ultimate-freedom goal in life, as mentioned by Jimmy Saville in his infamous interview with Dr. Antony Clare. 

What we are witnessing is the fundamental “I am God” Luciferian-Frankist philosophy, which we covered in the cornerstone article “Clues Hidden in Plain Sight About Jimmy Savile’s True Nature.”


Troy D. McLachlan in “The Minotaur & The Black Dahlia Avenger” also offers insights about Luciferian doctrines we have discussed:

Between the 1920s and the late 1940s the violent libertine doctrines of an 18th century French aristocrat called the Marquise de Sade had become popular fare amongst so-called and self-styled ‘sexual sophisticates’.  That particular era also embraced another notable contribution to a growing list of literature dealing with abusive sexual practises incorporating ritualistic undertones, the very strange Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.

For genuine aficionados’ of de Sade, Masoch and Reage (like Hodel and friends) the thrill of BDSM as a living philosophy could only be surpassed by its actual application to unwilling victims.  Murder for sexual pleasure thus becomes the ultimate combination of artistic freedom and complete dominance over another human being.

The studied posing of Elizabeth Short’s bisected torso becomes a symbolic statement to be understood by those with eyes to see.  In this we can see how her carefully displayed body may have indicated a need on the part of the killer to incorporate recognisable ritualistic archetypes and symbols into the corpse of Elizabeth Short as a statement of arrival into rarefied circles.

The true link between your common garden variety occultist and adherents to de Sade’s frightening brand of hedonism, those such as George Hodel, is found in a shared definition of the concept of freedom.  This is loosely defined as the will of the individual to prove they can ascend to true freedom via quasi acts of ritual or outright acts of savagery. The driving force behind such horrific acts is revealed to be the pursuit of ‘power’, followed by the recognition of that power by others

The French aristocrat’s literary efforts continue to influence would-be misanthropes and it is noteworthy that Steve Hodel points to the Marquis as a possible ‘kindred spirit’ to his father.  What we do know is that the Marquis’ writings formed a part of George Hodel’s personal library with a good proportion of de Sade’s narratives focused on victims being forced to eat feces, amongst other more unsavoury acts. It must be remembered that Elizabeth Short’s autopsy revealed she was forced to eat feces.

The ligature marks around the throat show signs of strangulation; the sinister ‘joker smile’ that had been carved into her cheeks from the corners of her mouth; the minute slits to her upper lip; the blunt trauma to the head that actually killed her; and the multiple cigarette burns to her back (proven by Steve Hodel to exist- see section 27.4 in this PDF).  There are deep mutilations to her torso; the right breast, her left side and thigh, her pelvic region and genitalia; all sinister markings in the extreme with her body finally bisected at the waist.

The audience of peers can be identified as those belonging to a class of people calling themselves the ‘aristocracy of purpose’, a term used by renowned Bilderberger observer Daniel Estulin to describe those elitists who aspire to dictate the affairs of mankind from behind the scenes.  In the case of George Hodel, his prospective peers would seem to have been those elitist artists active in the spheres of art and celebrity.

I have seen a few long-winded but weak articles by shills online claiming that Det. Steve Hodel alone holds to the theory of Dr. Hodel as the killer of Elizabeth Short. This is not even remotely true. Here is a rundown of various police officers, past and present, who’ve been on the case.

Steve Hodel in an interview with Ed Opperman theorized that Dr. Hodel had the goods on the LAPD and had them compromised. He would have had intel on most of the venereal disease cases in L.A. But in this appearance, he is flustered about the failure of the police to wrap this case up.

Although he speaks about LAPD’s corruption and expediency, perhaps he doesn’t fully appreciate to what degree and to what extent Dr. Hodel and his circle had the police compromised, controlled and over a barrel. Nobody seems to really fully understand that, even hardened criminal investigators.

As regular readers know, we have shown ad nauseum on our pages that highly functioning criminals operate as groups (not lone wolves) of power brokers.

Next Generation of Biotech Food Heading for Grocery Stores

By Lauran Neergaard | 15 November 2018

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA “edited” are expected to begin selling. It’s a different technology than today’s controversial “genetically modified” foods, more like faster breeding that promises to boost nutrition, spur crop growth, and make farm animals hardier and fruits and vegetables last longer.

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has declared gene editing one of the breakthroughs needed to improve food production so the world can feed billions more people amid a changing climate. Yet governments are wrestling with how to regulate this powerful new tool. And after years of confusion and rancor, will shoppers accept gene-edited foods or view them as GMOs in disguise?

“If the consumer sees the benefit, I think they’ll embrace the products and worry less about the technology,” said Dan Voytas, a University of Minnesota professor and chief science officer for Calyxt Inc., which edited soybeans to make the oil heart-healthy. […]

Stock-Market Supercomputer to Launch With Glitches

Giant stock orders database conceived after 2010 ‘flash crash’ to have limited functionality

By Dave Michaels | 14 November 2018

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — A data warehouse created to track all U.S. stock and options orders is expected to launch on Thursday with less functionality than previously anticipated including limits on how many users can search it, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Securities and Exchange Commission ordered the creation of the Consolidated Audit Trail in 2012 after regulators found they didn’t have enough information to explain a sudden market decline, known as the “flash crash,” that occurred in May 2010. One SEC commissioner, Kara Stein, has said the database could become the “Hubble telescope of securities markets.”

A group of stock and options exchanges overseeing the audit trail missed a deadline in November 2017 to begin reporting data to the repository. Now, their contractor hasn’t been able to link all types of orders submitted by exchanges despite a prolonged testing period, the people said. Although exchanges will submit data to the system on Thursday, multiple users including regulators won’t be able to efficiently search its records because the volume of data is too great for the structure of the database, the people said.

While most exchange operators have data businesses that sell slices of their order books to high-frequency traders, they and their contractor have struggled to stitch their systems together as one complete record of all market activity. […]

William Jennings Bryan’s Motto: ‘Do not Compromise with Plutocracy’

The Nebraskan William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) was unique in his views, and would represent what should be an important American political view to this day. He was the longtime head of the Democratic Party in the 1890s and 1900s. He was the Democrat presidential nominee three times, but was never elected- 1896, 1900, 1912. He was a highly skilled orator, and had pioneering positions and influence that eventually came to pass.

Bryan not only opposed US entry into World War I — he dared to criticise the bankster class family which had organized the war. Par for the course because he dared to mention the Rothschilds, Bryan was promptly denounced as “anti-Semitic”. He  responded, “Our opponents have sometimes tried to make it appear that we were attacking a race when we denounced the financial policy of the Rothschilds. But we are as much opposed to the financial policy of J.P. Morgan as we are to the financial policy of the Rothschilds.” Fundamentally Bryan held the view of not bowing to plutocratic corruption, and certainly not giving any player a pass over sophistry.

At the 1896 Democratic National Convention, Bryan delivered his “Cross of Gold speech” which attacked the gold standard and the eastern moneyed interests and crusaded for anti-deflationary inflationary policies built around the expanded coinage of silver coins. At the time agriculture was an important economic force in the US, and Bryan recognized the manipulative games being played to depress farm production prices.

In his “Cross of Gold” speech, Bryan argued that the debate over monetary policy was part of a broader struggle for democracy, political independence, and the welfare of the “common man.” Bryan’s speech was met with rapturous applause and a celebration on the floor of the convention that lasted for over half an hour. This speech was made 17 years before the Federal Reserve was established.

In a repudiation of incumbent President Grover Cleveland and his conservative “Bourbon Democrats”, the Democratic convention nominated Bryan for president, making Bryan the youngest major party presidential nominee in U.S. history. Subsequently, Bryan was also nominated for president by the Populist Party, and many Populists would eventually follow Bryan into the Democratic Party.

He was building a core coalition of the white South, poor northern farmers and industrial workers, and miners against banks and railroads and the “money power”. However Bryan faced a disadvantage in money and media support. The major papers, such as the New York Times, aka Slimes, opposed him.

Bryan supported federal income tax but primarily as a way of ensuring a more balanced distribution of wealth. He was an early proponent of pure food and drug laws, but primarily as a way of keeping the people healthy. Other Bryan positions that need a major revisit include a ban on corporate financing of campaigns. At the time senators were picked by state legislatures, but Bryan lead the charge for a constitutional amendment providing for the direct election of senators. He was very supportive of decentralized local control and ownership particularly for public utilities. He would have stood against privatization. He pushed and supported Theodore Roosevelt into trust busting.

He pushed for other landmark measures that extended the life of American democracy a bit longer. Winter Watch would argue that there can be no democracy without William Jennings Bryan ideals. Throughout his career his message was constant: “a contest between democracy and plutocracy.”

He was key on creating federal regulation of banks and securities and requiring national banks to provide deposit insurance.

He pushed protections for union organizers and tried to build up labor wages. He advocated for the eight-hour day. He saw building infrastructure and education as central role of Federal government. He favored greater federal power to limit plutocratic trusts, so as to avoid capture as seen today.

Somehow the usual suspects have made Bryan look like a backward hick, and have diminished his impact. Bryan was religious and late in life got involved in the Scopes trial on Darwinism. He probably was not the best man for that job- so there was a pile on and this is how he was remembered. Overlooked was that the  central beef Bryan had with Darwinism was on humanitarian grounds- eugenics, and the use of scientism to experiment on and control humans.

Conservatives in 1900 ridiculed Bryan’s eclectic platform.

However the other key takeaway is that Bryan stood for traditional values and would not have been a party to divisive cultural Marxism and pervert justice warrior influences. I believe Bryan would have been a staunch opponent of concentrated media control and cultural debasement. Bryan’s political views shouldn’t be that hard to accept, but then, as now, they are thrown into a contrived dialectic. He wouldn’t check off the social liberal boxes. Even at the time he was mocked by conservatives along a false dialectic, as the illustration at right shows.

Prohibition was a large issue in that era and Bryan came to support it. This may have been a mistaken policy in the end, but Bryan’s heart was in the right place. Bryan “sincerely believed that prohibition would contribute to the physical health and moral improvement of the individual, stimulate civic progress, and end the notorious abuses connected with the liquor traffic.”

You don’t hear much about Bryan in the current political climate. Bryan like candidates should fare well today, but never appear because of plutocratic money control of politics. Thus they are MIA.

The ever prescient Bryan saw this coming. In 1912 after the start of the convention, Bryan engineered the passage of a resolution stating that the party was “opposed to the nomination of any candidate who is a representative of, or under any obligation to, J. Pierpont Morgan,  Thomas F. Ryan, August Belmont, or any other member of the privilege-hunting and favor-seeking class.”

Bryan won the presidential nomination again in 1900. In the aftermath of the Spanish–American War, Bryan became a fierce opponent of American imperialism, and much of the campaign centered on that issue. He supported the Spanish-American War- but only as a Cuban independence measure. He was outraged that the Treaty of Paris granted the United States control over the Philippines.

Woodrow Wilson appointed Bryan as Secretary of State. He served from March 5, 1913 to June 9, 1915, and he had considerable influence up to the point that British agent Col. House compromised Wilson. After World War I broke out in Europe in August 1914, Bryan consistently advocated for U.S. neutrality between the Entente and the Central Powers. With Bryan’s support, Wilson initially sought to stay out of the conflict, urging Americans to be “impartial in thought as well as action.” For much of 1914, Bryan actively attempted to bring a negotiated end to the war.

The May 1915 sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German U-boat further galvanized anti-German sentiment.  Bryan argued that the British blockade of Germany was equally as offensive as the German U-boat Campaign.

However, once Bryan left on June 9, 1915, Col. House sabotaged the peace effort, and the rest is hidden history [see “Covert Agent Edward Mandell House: The Enemy Within Wilson’s White House“].

Winter Watch Takeaway: Men like William Jennings Bryan are sorely needed, but are nowhere to seen. His epithet was fitting and would be fitting today:  “Statesman. Yet Friend To Truth! Of Soul Sincere. In Action Faithful. And In Honor Clear”

Canada Registers Sixfold Increase in US Citizens Seeking Asylum in 2017

Americans were the third largest group seeking asylum, spurred by fears they would be deported by the Trump administration

By Martin Patriquin | 14 November 2018

THE GUARDIAN — Tiroude and Gislyne are Haitians by birth and migrants by necessity.

The couple’s 18-month-old daughter, however, was born in Fort Lauderdale, and – as an American by birth – she is part of a growing number of US citizens seeking refuge in Canada.

In 2017, some 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada – an increase of more than sixfold from 2016 and the largest such number since at least 1994, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Americans were the third largest contingent of asylum seekers in 2017, after Haitians and Nigerians. The vast majority are children born to Haitian parents, according to experts. […]

US Military Advantage Has Eroded, Study Says

By Paul Sonne and Shane Harris | 13 November 2018

SF GATE (THE WASHINGTON POST) — The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according to a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission that Congress created to evaluate the Trump administration’s defense strategy.

The National Defense Strategy Commission, comprised of former top Republican and Democratic officials selected by Congress, evaluated the Trump administration’s 2018 National Defense Strategy, which ordered a vast reshaping of the U.S. military to compete with Beijing and Moscow in an era of renewed great-power competition.

While endorsing the strategy’s aims, the commission warned that Washington isn’t moving fast enough or investing sufficiently to put the vision into practice, risking a further erosion of American military dominance that could become a national security emergency.

At the same time, according to the commission, China and Russia are seeking dominance in their regions and the ability to project military power globally, as their authoritarian governments pursue defense buildups aimed squarely at the United States. […]

Unnatural Atonality Scam Turns Music into Hard, Painful Work for the Listener

One corner of the hipster-dilettante avant-garde music scene is a genre called “atonality,” or the 12-tone technique, also known as dodecaphony. It’s a method of musical composition devised by Austrian-Jewish composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) and associated with “Second Viennese School” composers.

The hacks promoting this noise refer to it as “classical-modern music.” The hipsters who still defend it will become highly offended if you react negatively to it, hate it or simply don’t get it. By all means, weigh in, dear readers.

While traditional classical music follows strict patterns and a formula that allows the brain to make sense of the sound, modern symphonies by composers such as Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern simply confuse listeners’ brains. Polish composer Igor Stravinsky adopted a bit more tolerable aspects of atonality. Decide for yourself, but I find his music only slightly less annoying than Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.

This ditty by Webern seems like it would fit with the 3 a.m. crowd, doing ritual animal sacrifices in an old cemetery. It plays off-kilter chords interspersed with silence that sounds “wrong.”

Watschenkonzert, caricature in Die Zeit, April 6, 1913

In the 1920s and 1930s, Webern’s music and that of his ilk was denounced as “cultural Bolshevism” and “degenerate art” by National Socialists in Germany and Austria. It was called a Jewish-leveling conspiracy.

Here at Winter Watch, we never back down from or skirt the J.Q. and, accordingly, we try to verify and let the chips fall honestly where they may. In actuality, and to be fair, most of the composers were gentiles, not Jews. There must have been something in the water of Vienna. Cognitive-destabilizing heavy metals perhaps? Mercury or lead poisoning maybe?

That said, this music was promoted by Jewish Frankfurt School cultural Marxists. The “new music” — which flowed out of the Second Viennese School — and its founder would be the subjects of countless essays and books by Theodor Adorno, author of the quack book “The Authoritarian Personality.” During the 1930s, Adorno considered Arnold Schoenberg the most “progressive” person in modern music.

Certainly, in the U.K. and U.S., most universities are perfectly happy to produce students who write atonal music for the hipster crowd. But such so-called “music” has been badly received by audiences and critics who have found it difficult to follow.

In “Origins of Negative Dialetics,” Susan Buck-Morss makes the atonality Frankfurt School critical-theory connection. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it was all from the same playbook. Whodathunk? [See “Flower Power Sowed Seeds of 50 Years of Weaponized Degeneracy“]

Schoenberg’s revolution in music provided the inspiration for Adorno’s own efforts in philosophy, the model for his major work on Husserl during the 1930s. For just as Schoenberg had overthrown tonality, the decaying form of bourgeois music, so Adorno’s Husserl study attempted to overthrow idealism, the decaying form of bourgeois philosophy.

The great composer Richard Strauss described Schoenberg as being in need of a psychiatrist. He said that “he’d do better to shovel snow instead of scribbling on music-paper.” But let’s just compare Schoenberg with Strauss and see where the rubber meets the road, shall we? I don’t think you have to be a musical expert to understand.

Schoenberg’s revolting and twisted ditty “A Survivor from Warsaw” (1947). Yes, call me a hater.

Richard Strauss – Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 – Hard to beat!

Let’s endure just one more 12-tone composer before dispensing of this.

Here we have Berg’s opera “Wozzeck.” This is awful “music” (noises actually) for the inane and insane.

Is this music aesthetic or psychic violence against the human spirit? In principle, yes, except most reject it or don’t like it, and thus can apply their own hygiene to discard it.

The brain is a pattern-seeking organ, so it looks for patterns in music to make sense of what we hear. The music of Bach, for example, embodies a lot of the pattern-forming process.

Professor David Huron, an expert on music cognition at Ohio State University, has studied some of the underlying reasons why listeners are repelled by such modern classical pieces. Here’s what he had to say:

Much of what the brain does is to anticipate the future. Predicting what happens next has obvious survival value, and brains are remarkably adept at anticipating events.

We measured the predictability of tone sequences in music by Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern and found the successive pitches were less predictable than random tone sequences.

For listeners, this means that, every time you try to predict what happens next, you fail. The result is an overwhelming feeling of confusion, and the constant failures to anticipate what will happen next means that there is no pleasure from accurate prediction.”

Some of the things that were done by those composers such as Schoenberg undermined this cognitive aid for making music easier to understand and follow. Schoenberg’s music became fragmented which makes it harder for the brain to find structure.

The music is, however, good for something. A train station in Berlin has unveiled a plan to use atonal music to “scare off” drug users. The basic premise of the experiment assumes that atonal music is uncomfortable to listen to, and people won’t want to spend extended periods of time listening to it, especially when under the influence.

Winter Watch Takeaway:  Atonal music is a dead-end impasse. It does not correspond to the natural way of hearing. It constitutes a “musical terrorism” that has nothing to do with the profound nature of music.

Fortunately, the movie and gaming industry has utilized a genre called “epic music.” It’s not easy listening; but in short doses, its profound. Instead of being sadistic, it gives the listener rewards throughout. For sure it incorporates new, more modern instrumentation, and electronica, but in an inspiring and aspiring way. Listen to the naturally uplifting vocal reward at minute 00:01:15 in Per Kiilstofte’s “Battle Of Kings.” The second video is “Battle of Titans.” Fighting the forces of darkness!!

Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, the Fathers of Weaponized Comic Books

Grant Morrison is possibly the most proflic comic book creator, and in particular in the DC Comics Superhero genre. His protege was Mark Millar, the best-selling author of “Wanted,” “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” all of which have been adapted into Holywood blockbusters.

To be fair to Morrison, he didn’t like the direction of his protege Millar, a fellow Scot who had made his name after he was selected to take over writing “The Authority” on Morrison’s recommendation. In “The Ultimates,” Millar gave the Avengers (Marvel Comics’ chief super-team) an “Authority” makeover.

Captain America cut villains in half with his shield while shouting jingoistic catchphrases. The Hulk ate innocent people while rampaging, causing little more trouble for the team than a PR headache. And the whole team was a government project.

Morrison’s analysis of his friend’s shift to outright hack was withering. But it looks like Millar has covered the authoritarian-follower base.

The Ultimates, re-created with Mark Millar’s gleefully right-leaning heroes, gave a voice to Bush’s America’s posturing, super-heroic fantasies of global law enforcement in a post-traumatic world. (…)

However, in his book “Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human,” Morrison reveals himself as a new-age purveyor of extreme magical thinking. This is the post-911 version of the tune-out peacenik. Instead of hard peace work (and risk) on the ground, the customer is encouraged to enter into his own pigs-can-fly internal imaginary mental world.

Morrison is honest enough to reveal the method with the following disclosure: “Seven actors have played Batman on the big screen, and if you can name all seven without reading any further, your youth has been wasted.”

I am not the target market for this and have only reviewed Morrison’s comics from a research point of view. But you pretty much get thrown to the wolves with zero warning. Despite how bizarre things get, it is supposed to (for the brainwashed) feel strangely normal.

Several elements are repeated, however: transvestite characters, fictional drugs, leather fetish gear and Deus-ex-machina endings. [Deus ex machina defined: a noun, meaning a contrived solution to a problem, relying on an agent external to the situation. (historical) A machine used to bring actors playing gods onto the stage.]

As we often say at Winter Watch: Why don’t you tell us how you really feel, Grant?

Morrison in his book reveals: “If this book has made any point clear, I hope it’s that things don’t have to be real to be true. Or vice versa.”

Morrison posing in evil shirt- you can’t make this stuff up.

Then we learn that perception and the laws of reality are kind of a generational thang:

“Adults…struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life. Adults foolishly demand to know how Superman can possibly fly, or how Batman can possibly run a multi-billion-dollar business empire during the day and fight crime at night, when the answer is obvious even to the smallest child: because it’s not real.”

Really, Grant, the smallest child is that discerning when bombarded with pigs-can-fly, surreal messages ad nauseam? We would say that is deceptive.

Morrison, in “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” describes a type of post-modern chaos-magic super-sanity that shifts every day. Notice the out-of-this-world superlatives he uses. 

“It’s quite possible we may actually be looking at some kind of super-sanity here. A brilliant new modification of human perception, more suited to urban life at the end of the 20th century … He creates himself each day. He sees himself as the lord of misrule and the world as a theatre of the absurd.”

He elaborates that you, too, can be an illusive superhero by flicking on the switch, and we would imagine from the use of drugs. No wonder the new age world seems so filled with chosenite sociopaths.

“Superhero science has taught me this: Entire universes fit comfortably inside our skulls. Not just one or two but endless universes can be packed into that dark, wet, and bony hollow without breaking it open from the inside. The space in our heads will stretch to accommodate them all. The real doorway to the fifth dimension was always right here. Inside. That infinite interior space contains all the divine, the alien, and the unworldly we’ll ever need.

“Superhero stories woke me up to my own potential. They gave me the basis of a code of ethics I still live by. They inspired my creativity, brought me money, and made it possible for me to turn doing what I loved into a career. They helped me grasp and understand the geometry of higher dimensions and alerted me to the fact that everything is real, especially our fictions. I had no need for faith. My gods were real, made of paper and light, and they rolled up into my pocket like a super-string dimension.”

Just Hook Up to the Transhumanist Bentham Panopticon Machine

Learn to embrace mind-controlled nothingness, ant.

We are already part of a super-being, a monster, a god, a living process that is so all encompassing that it is to an individual life what water is to a fish. We are cells in the body of a three-billion-year-old life-form whose roots are in the Precambrian oceans and whose genetic wiring extends through the living structures of everything on the planet, connecting everything that has ever lived in one immense nervous system.”

Winter Watch Takeaway: Morrison is pushing a version of a psyche transformation culture. This is ego death, or ego loss, as they call it, in which the old ego must die before a new one can be spiritually reborn. The scheme enables some form of “global transformation” to occur. The ego-functions of reality-testing, sense-perception, memory, reason, fantasy and self-representation are repressed. Muslim Sufis call it fana (annihilation), and medieval Jewish kabbalists termed it “the kiss of death.” We call it a formula for pajama people enslavement.