Part 4: “Negative Space” | Download (Duration: 1:02:25 — 57.1MB)
Third and forth parts of conversation with Ann Diamond on Leonard Cohen, MKUltra, cultural engineering.
Part Three: In part three we discuss Cohen’s possible participation in Donald Hebb LSD experiments at McGill in 1951, Cohen the soldier of fortune, instilling discipline into a generation, Cohen’s first career, Cohen in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) during the Yom Kippur war, Cohen & Ariel Sharon, Cohen’s lullaby, masquerading as peacenik, how glamor magic works, Cohen’s Maoist critics, dazzling European audiences, Cohen as conservative representative to radical youth, 1970 timeline, calming the audience at Madison, Wisconsin, Cohen the pacifier, his anti-communism, Cohen timeline beginning with his Jewish elite family background, living in the Montreal red light district & hanging with the pimps and gangsters, the Jewish mafia, the McGill years, early writing, early income, transitioning from writer to singer, Life magazine 1960 Hydra photospread, John H. Hammond II background, juxtaposing Cohen’s career trajectory with Jasun’s, Cohen-charisma, Cohen’s autistic grace, trauma-created charisma, placing anomalous charm in the right context, Irving Layton’s backing, delivering Cohen an audience, National Film Board of Canada’s history of propaganda, promoting LSD, The Ernie Game, John H. Hammond again, FBI’s unwitting investigations of CIA operatives, Pump Up the Volume & Allan Moyle, The Rubber Gun, pedophiles at McGill, the Hounds of Montreal, Cohen as mentor to the young art crowd.
Part Four, “Negative Space”: Art as technology, discovering Cohen, Jasun’s story, disinheriting fortune, disappearing from the map, matching trauma and implicate order, worshiping artists, the items of identity, weaponized memes, uncovering the hidden narrative, Disney programming, Mickey Mouse-as-negative space, the exalted state, the limits of art, not trusting good feelings, self-expression vs. art, abusing the creative impulse, sociopaths and forgiveness addiction, ice that melts the heart, Cohen’s confessional, two separate careers, born into a crime syndicate, Cohen’s struggle, being an icon, changing perceptions of the entertainment industry, Open Secret, the conspiracy of culture, the populated margins, leaving the map, creating a safe space through dialogue, eloquence as a means to integration, pawns of culture, generation X & baby boomers, an astrological interlude, blaming previous generations, betrayed by Cohen, Leonard the lightbringer, Cohen’s fear/hatred of women, the last man standing, the legacy of a false narrative, reaching out to Cohen, resigned t Hell, a shot at redemption, Kelley Lynch, will Leonard be listening, back to the beginning.
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The Illuminati poisoned well, the roots of MKUltra, Cohen’s beliefs, Sabbatai Zvi as Cohen’s historical twin, Nathan of Gaza, the Sabbatean sect and links to Weishaupt’s Illuminati, the missing Hydra winter of 1980, a holocaust of the gentiles, spreading ugly rumors about Ann Diamond, Irving Layton’s admission, Cohen’s Prozac period & the Allan Memorial psychiatrists, the energetic effects of Prozac.
“El Mariachi” by The Freak Fandango Orchestra.
Part Four: “Who by Fire,” by Susanna Wallumrød & Giovanna Pessi; “Monkey Said” by The Freak Fandango Orchestra.