Steamshovel’s Kenn Thomas to appear at the Alternative Research Community’s convention at Chapel Arts Center, Bath, UK, August 28-29. See below for details or click over to http://www.arcconvention.org/.
PARAPOLITICS: WILHELM REICH AND UFOs
Kenn Thomas has promoted alternative points of view since the founding of his conspiracy magazine, Steamshovel Press, in the late 1980s. His mentors and teachers have included the psychedelic psychologist Tim Leary and the Beat literary figures William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. Kenn has concentrated on the study and promotion of 'parapolitics' - those hidden and covered up activities that exert enormous sway over public life but have little or no public accountability. "JFK's 1960 election is an example of a public political event," says Kenn, "The conspiracy that ended in his assassination in 1963 is a parapolitical event - and we've had half a century trying to integrate just that one into the kind of open, democratic culture to which most aspire." He will demonstrate that it's less 'conspiracy theory' and more the kind of authentic public discourse the media fails daily to provide; reviewing the history of important dissenting personalities such as Wilhelm Reich, and showing how the UFO subculture remains a vital voice of dissent despite fifty years of ridicule.
Kenn will also offer a memorial tribute to his friend, the recently-deceased Jerry E Smith; a writer who did much to expose the secret HAARP weapons array to the public.