Five decades ago, when the Grateful Dead first planted the seeds of psychedelic “free love” anarchy in our culture, did anyone envision the dangerous vines that would grow from that dank soil?
Today, these growths are strangling the true freedom upon which this nation was founded. Marijuana legalization, “cyberpunk” and radical activist groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation are just a few of the weeds creeping out. Their intent is not to strengthen our country, or even to promote its traditional values. Instead, they lust with carnal urgency to undermine the very ideal of liberty itself.
Curiously enough, it could be argued that this is the same endgame devised by entities that are seldom mentioned in the public sphere. Whether the Dead’s impact is the unfortunate consequence of a misguided CIA operation, a strategic move by the Illuminati or the fulfillment of End Times prophecy is certainly open to debate.
Marx, Osama and Garcia
More than any other musical act of the last century, the Grateful Dead’s modus operandi mirrors Osama Bin Laden’s philosophy of Al Qaeda. For both, their terrorism was not simply about spectacular acts (and indeed, the Dead provided many of these). It was about spreading an epidemic of psychological chaos. And that chaos has long outlived its early patient zeroes.
Anarchy! Forged on the concert hall “mosh pit” where grimy libertines lost themselves in the Dead’s erotic improvisations (known as “Drums” and “Space” and nearly impossible for outsiders to decode), this anti-world worldview combined the communalism of Marxism with the trauma of an LSD trip. It was a primordial expression of bestial energy, a barbaric scream of unrequited desires. Known colloquially as “hippie dancing,” the result for American society was egregious depravity, wrapped in violent outrage, inside of mass rebellion.
In our current age, these “freaks” know not what they truly want, but they want the freedom to get it. And that freedom comes by joining forces and overthrowing our moral leaders, our governments and our web spaces.
Pioneering the Insanity of the Internet
The latest incarnation of the Grateful Dead anarchy aesthetic can be found in several mysterious corners of cyberspace. Two infamous websites, “The Well” and “Archive.org,” have both been identified as Deadhead hangouts, as well as proving grounds for some of the most notorious hackers around. These hyperlinked activists are behind the creation of the “dark internet,” where human slaves, Afghani opium and assassination contracts are traded with reckless abandon.
Elsewhere, the trend of comic book “literature” known as cyberpunk is also adding fuel to this treasonous fire. Linked in the press to the Dead’s destructive ambitions, this style of writing is angry and subversive. It combines slasher horror with anti-Biblical fantasies torn straight out of Harry Potter. Add to this confection the absurdity of a Lost in Space rerun, and you have the oeuvre of Bruce Sterling, the chief advocate of this noxious movement. For Sterling, it’s not enough to write hardcore interspecies robot sodomy scenes, he also must preach that his young fans have an obligation to live out these sickening urges on a “borderless” internet.
Yet the Grateful Dead’s intoxicating mix of cyberpunk chaos is most visible in the secret machinations of self-proclaimed “Web 4.0 Thinkfluencer” John Perry Barlow. In 1996, Barlow famously penned a manifesto calling for an end to online decency. The document virtually launched the hardcore cyberporn industry. He also founded the radical think tank, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). With its breathless promotion of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, many suspect the EFF is secretly funded by the Chinese security services or New World Order kingpin, George Soros.
What few people realize is that Barlow was also a shadow member of the Grateful Dead. Not only did he become guitar player Bob Weir’s lyricist and longtime companion, he also toured with the band for years. Barlow later used his avant-garde cachet to defend the Dead’s legacy, while financially profiting from its music sales. In any other industry, this would be considered a conflict of interest and a violation of modern ethics. But this raunchy cyberspace “guru” does not disclose his connection to the LSD-dealing Grateful Dead cult in his testimonials before Congress or his international travels to rogue socialist states.
The Grateful Dead-infused Barlow/EFF vision is for a self-ruling internet. Activists claim this is important for vague notions of “global freedom.” We’ve heard this argument before and it is patently false. It is one thing to criticize Barack Obama’s fascist power grab and his NSA stormtrooper surveillance state, but what Barlow proposes is even more disturbing.
Barlow: Denying Identity, Denying the Soul
The Barlow paradigm is not about liberalism or decentralized power. His agenda is about obliterating all control structures, all filters, all moral codes. He believes one’s online “identity” should be divorced from a person’s corporeal being, and thereby any spiritual consequence. Biblical wisdom, sadly, means nothing to this grizzled poet of perversion.
With all obligations and responsibilities negated, Barlow and his cohorts dream of a world where kiddie porn and preteen Facebook profiles march across our computer screens hand in hand. At the risk of corporate bankruptcy, they want cable companies to subsidize populist vice with unlimited download speeds, so the users may stream pirated videos alongside wanton Japanese “bukkake” (you don’t want to know what that means). They want free license to harass and slander, whether it’s a Yelp review condemning a homeland business or a website claiming Glenn Beck is a murderer. They demand utter transparency, which means disclosing sensitive private business matters or posting CIA secrets for every student of Mao to see.
This reckless agenda is a treacherous denial of America’s manifest destiny in cyberspace. The internet is our land! The United States pioneered and populated it. As a nation with an exceptional duty to enlighten the lesser peoples of this planet, we have a responsibility to rule the web and rule it with a very clear moral foundation. We are in the early days. Imagine where cyberspace may be in a decade! Or a hundred years! Missionaries once brought Christianity to the Wild West, and now our heartland is a thriving community of decency and faith. Will the internet grow with the same guidance? Or are we going to let it run amok with drugs and violence, socialism and demonic sex?
The Grateful Dead’s Continuing Conspiracy
In the final analysis, we must take heed not to underestimate our enemies. It has been reported that Bob Weir, one of the architect’s of the Grateful Dead schizophrenic insurgency, is also a regular attendee at the Bohemian Grove, a gathering of homosexual Illuminati members. John Perry Barlow once infiltrated the CIA and attempted to seduce Vice President Dick Cheney. Clearly, he learned the methods of agit-prop well. Evidence even suggests that the Dead were devised by the CIA in the 1960s, “to channel youth dissent and rebellion into more benign and non-threatening directions. They performed a vital service in distracting many young persons into drugs and mysticism, rather than politics.”
Does this mean that today’s electronic upheaval was planned by Jerry Garcia decades ago? Was his death a false flag event to distract from the looming culmination of his frantic, deranged dreamscape? If we knew then what we know now, could this revolution have been nipped in the bud? Are the contemporary proponents of the Grateful Dead musical style– rock bands with names such as Insane Clown Posse, Widespread Panic, the Phish– an equally grave threat? How far is Barlow willing to go to wallow in that quixotic fix of power and debauchery he so desperately craves?
The only way we can find answers to these questions is if patriotic Americans wake up and take back the internet! It’s our sacred duty to filter out all forms of terror on the web. Whether it’s the Grateful Dead’s sonic catastrophes or radical activists demanding the “freedom” to download robot porn, these people need to be segregated from America’s web spaces. We need walls, not “culturally inclusive” bridges, if there is to be any hope of protecting our children from the future.
This is Part III in a three-part series. For Part I, click “How the Grateful Dead Inspired Me to Devote My Life to Patriotism and American Values.” For Part II, click “Those Who Forget the Lessons of the Grateful Dead May Be Doomed to a New Reign of Terror.”