Robertson was born to the national security elite. Roland Robertson, his father, graduated with a degree in physics from Louisiana Tech and went to work for Boeing in 1955. He migrated to Hughes Aircraft two years later. In 1963, he joined TRW -- builders of spacecraft, including Pioneer 1 and several space-based observatories, also the primary source of engineering for the Air Force ICBM program -- rose to the position on VP, and was a company man until his retirement in 2001.
When Steve was boy, he writes in an online capsule autobiography,
In 1997, Roland Robertson was named VP and deputy general manager for operations for the TRW’s System Integration Group, a division that dealt primarily in the development and application of products for defense and civil space markets.
Roland Robertson contracted a tumor and died in 2013, at the age of 77, in Kerrville, Texas. Kerrville is the hometown of two members of the ‘60s psychedelic rock band The 13th Floor Elevators, named after the upper tier of the Pyramid of Enlightenment, where the iridescent Eye of God watches over humanity like the busybodies at the NSA -- a symbol with deep meaning to Roland’s son Steve later in life, when he would obsess over the Jewish “Illuminati” and Learned Elders of Zion conspiracies. In his adolescence, young Steve dreamed of racing motorcycles, but a car accident and an injured ulner nerve in his elbow ruled that out. So he packed off to college at his father’s alma mater, Lousiana Tech. At school he sidelined as a campus DJ, and came to love New Age music -- a transcendental diversion to some; amorphous, self-indulgent cacophony to most. He graduated with a degree in business administration.
After college, he was employed as a quality control tech at a Lufkin, Texas plywood processing plant. But he didn’t much care for industry. Steve craved a sales job. “On my off days,” he writes, “I would drive down to Houston and interview for jobs. I eventually landed a job, making some seven thousand dollars a year more, as an inside sales associate selling industrial process control equipment “ A year later, he was promoted to outside sales engineer.
In 1986, at the age 29,
The voice, clear as a Tibetan prayer bell “seemed spoken to me from within the room and from some outside source."
“The Voice spoke, ‘Music.’” It’s interesting how some people -- upon hearing an ephemeral voice in the head -- will drop everything and do exactly what they’re told, without question. But Steve thought it over: “To be honest, after hearing that my purpose was ‘Music,’ I felt even more confused than before. What on earth, I thought to myself, was I supposed to do with or about ‘Music?’ Instead of paging through the telephone book for a therapist, Steve interpreted the command hallucination in his skull to signify a career in “Muzak.” The solution to his existential debacle was obvious. The voice in his head – God or an angel or spirit guide – probably shopped at Costco and basked in tasteless orchestral meanderings.
Whatever the explanation, like Paul after his encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, he knew what he needed to do. He would create a company similar to Muzak, Inc., one that would
She had been the interior designer of his palaces for some twenty years. She had an idea about doing a concert to promote ‘Goodness,’ a means of facilitating peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis. I felt this was a very important cause, though at the time, I cared little about world events. King Hussein had given her permission to use a piece of land in Jordan for the concert and she was in the process of lining up performers to participate…artists like Elton John, Dire Straits, Pavarotti, and various other rock groups.”
The Eye of Providence was looking after Steve. He had found his mission in life: “Goodness.”
Alan Watts, the famed interpreter of Eastern religions, dismissed the New Age movement as escapist thought control programming, a mass psychological operation:
Intelligence agencies “ran the whole New Age movement that brings in kabbalah astrology, and this whole movement about the past life experiences, and so on, because they wanted a society that would float through these changes and not look at the negatives.… Everything is fine, don't look at the negative. It means while you [have] this big train coming up behind you, as you mentally masturbate yourself in rental chakras, that [is an] intended way of mind control -- works very well. Millions of people have succumbed to it. They are oblivious to what's happening in the world. They don't care what's happening in the world.”2
Steve Robertson – when he isn’t listening to voices in his head, hawking the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion at the Huffington Post (see part one), and organizing far-right, anti-Semitic Zeitgeist: The Movie functions –- can be found raising proceeds for his Los Angeles-based “Project Peace on Earth” (PPOE). The Project, founded by Robertson, bills itself as “a digitally distributed global Musical Prayer for Peace,” the sponsor of “a worldwide telecast concert of superstar musicians performing inspiring and sacred music from the some of the most mystical sites on the planet,” including “the host venue, Manger Square Bethlehem in Palestine.”
Proceeds from PPOE concerts “will be used to help children who are living in extreme poverty” and used to implement a series of humanitarian “Extreme Village Make-Overs,” addressing shortages of water, food, housing, education and health care.3 Robertson maintains that Project Peace on Earth can do all of this because it is a “hybrid for-profit/non-profit company.” The “for-profit” corporation, according to the PPOE website, was “founded for the global promotion and attainment of peace. To ensure sustainability, the for-profit entity is developing and producing events on an annual basis and generating revenues from ticket sales, merchandising,TV/Film development, concert media (DVDs, CDs, downloads) and licensing agreements. To make a positive impact on a large-scale,charitable donations will be generated and channeled through existing and future non-profit entities that will deploy resources across time zones, borders and cultures to bring about real and lasting change.
Project Peace on Earth is producing and promoting what will be a worldwide telecast concert of superstar musicians performing inspiring and sacred music from the some of the most mystical sites on the planet including from the host venue, Manger Square Bethlehem.”
Jew-baiter, far-right conspiracist and New Age mystic poseur Steve Robertson lecturing at a "Zeitgeist" fest Actually, PPOE has no license to operate in California and no status whatsoever recognized by the IRS. According to PPOE’s articles of incorporation, filed by Steve Raymond Robertson with the state of California on April 5, 2007, his “hybrid” operated as a “FOR PROFIT” enterprise (Corporation Number C2977664) – and it still might if its domestic stock business license hadn’t been yanked. According to the Secretary of State’s office, “all of Project-Peace on Earth's powers, rights and privileges in the State of California have been suspended,” because Robertson “failed to file a return or pay taxes to the California Franchise Tax Board,” or “make certain informational filings with the California Secretary of State.” A check of federal IRS records for Project Peace on Earth turned up no filings under any category. But the fact that Project Peace on Earth’s license to operate has been suspended by the state of California hasn’t deterred Robertson from fund-raising. Apart from the altruistic aims advertised by Robertson, it appears that much of the money raised by PPOE will be spent on psychiatry, according to the website:
With your financial support Project Peace On Earth will: 1) Produce a LIVE WORLD FORGIVENESS AND UNITY CONCERT in BETHLEHEM on EASTER 2104. [sic]2) Provide necessary PTSD therapy programs for children and families throughout Palestinian Region. - Guided Therapy, Healing Music, Meditation, Yoga and Stress Release, Art and more. ***We will acknowledge your donation on our supporter wall (coming soon) **Tax Deductible 501c3 Option: For those wanting to make larger donations, our c3 partner, the Center for Conscious Creativity, will process and manage your donation for Project Peace On Earth.
Apparently, therapy is desperately needed in the Middle East -- food and water can wait.
The 2012 tax form for PPOE’s “charitable” partner, the Center for Conscious Creativity (C3), is here.
The executive director of the Center for Conscious Creativity is Kate McCallum. The C3 was founded in 2004, per the “charity’s” website, “to create an LA-based think-tank and creative collective of artists, media-makers,futurists and consciousness experts to examine and explore the power of art and media to transform society and culture.” This was the same year that McCallum appeared as a panelist at the Consciousness and Media conference sponsored by The Institute of Noetic Sciences, the CIA parapsychological “Aviary” funding couduit for Agency “remote viewing” experiments at the Stanford Research Institute.
Edgar Mitchell, founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, funding counduit for SRI's goat-staring ESP experiments
The parapsychological Institute, a CIA cut-out, was founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, widely known for his disingenuous appearances on Art Bell’s Coast-to-Coast, a right-wing (Bell campaigned for Nazi idolator Pat Buchanan) disinformation fest for believers in “aliens” and hyperbolic, half-baked conspiracy fantasies. Advisors to the Institute include, among other notables, Walter Freeman (son of a notorious CIA doctor who performed some 2,000 lobotomies in the span of his career), Deepak Chopra, Tikkun editor Michael Lerner, Canadian Big Oil entrepreneur and former under-secretary general of the UN Maurice Strong, Eselon Institute founder Michael Murphy, and psychedelic drug pioneer Stanislav Grof.
The word “noetics” is derived from “nous,” the Greek word for knowledge gained by personal revelation beyond rational channels, typically acquired by initiation into a mystery tradition. The noetic is a common component of CIA cult mind control, elevating an otherwise average human being to the status of mystical avatar. The transcendent moment qualifies the cult leader to lord it over mere acolytes, or dupes, still groveling in the profane world.
Mitchell and Robertson both speak of the mystical epiphany that altered their lives forever:
Mitchell: “Traveling back to Earth, having just walked on the moon, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell had an experience for which nothing in his life had prepared him. As he approached the planet we know as home, he was filled with an inner conviction as certain as any mathematical equation he'd ever solved. He knew that the beautiful blue world to which he was returning is part of a living system, harmonious and whole—and that we all participate, as he expressed it later, ‘in a universe of consciousness.’”
Robertson: “One day during elementary school recess, at the age eight, I was playing football. On this particular play, I was running with the ball. No one could tackle me. As I crossed the goal-line, I had a distinct feeling of invincible [sic], all sound and time stopped. I saw everything 360 degrees from above and around me. It was an experience liken [sic] to the film TheMatrix. I had no fear in this moment nor did I feel perplexed by the experience, which seemed to go away instantly. I had no words to describe the experience. It felt like, what I would now call a Divine message just for me. There were no words that accompanied this message, only a strong and unmistakable sense that I had a mission to help bring peace to our world.
Accompanying this feeling of invincibility and this inner message, I seemed instantaneously miles above the earth, now looking and zooming downwardly towards, what I know now to be Manger Square Bethlehem.”4
Mitchell and Robertson both hear “voices.” Perhaps, instead of raising millions of dollars for their respective New Age concerns, they should be whiling away their exciting, trans-humanistic lives in a quiet little sanitarium somewhere?
1. Testimony of Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen,
2. Transcript, posted at http://abetalk.com/showthread.php?t=5240
3. “Project Peace On Earth – About Us,” PPOE website: http://www.projectpeaceonearth.org/about-us/
4.Quotes from Institute of Noetic Sciences and Project Peace on Earth websites.