The Kevin Annett Lectures Full

Posted on August 23, 2012 by itccs

The Lecture Series that helped blow the lid off Genocide in Canada – Delivered by Kevin Annett in the fall of 2002

The Kevin Annett Lectures Full
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“Unbelievers deserve not only to be separated from the Church, but also… to be exterminated from the World by death.” – Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologica, 1271). Christian civilization, by virtue of its exclusivist heresy and monotheism, became the self-justifying destroyer of all non-Christian culture.

The Scum, once again, Rises to the Top: The United Church of Canada Picks a New “Moderator”, while the Fraud Goes On

Posted on August 20, 2012 by itccs
by Kevin D. Annett

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Gary Paterson

The angry clergyman stormed out of his United Church to confront me and the aboriginal man who were leafletting his parishioners.

“Fucking assholes!” he screamed at us. “Why don’t you get a life?”

“This is about our children who died in your residential schools …” the native man replied politely, offering a leaflet to the minister, who grabbed it, crumpled it up and smirked at the Indian. Then he turned his back on us and began saying loudly to his flock,

“Ignore them, people! They’re just the looney tunes!”

It was a Sunday in the fall of 1999. The place: Ryerson United Church in Vancouver. The minister was Gary Paterson, who was just elected this week as the National Moderator of the United Church of Canada.

I suppose it’s completely appropriate that a little creep like Gary Paterson was chosen to be the head of the church that has, like Paterson, told those who as children survived rape and torture at their hands to get lost. For the man who offered a leaflet to Paterson was such a survivor, and he now languishes in a U.S. prison after being framed by the FBI on a murder charge. His name is John Graham.

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John Graham

John took Paterson’s assault in stride that day. He and I reconvened to a coffee shop afterwards.

“They’re all the same” he said quietly, in response to my outrage at Paterson’s behavior. “Asking them to come clean is a waste of time.”

“Yeah” I agreed. “But the funny thing is, the last time I saw that guy, he gave me a big hug and congratulated me on my ordination.”

“Naturally” John replied.

The Canadian media are all aglow this week now that “its first openly gay minister” – Gary Paterson – has been elected to steer the crumbling helm of what I like to call the “Untied Church of Canada”. The latter’s membership has plummeted, I’m happy to say, over the past five years. But Gary has all the right stuff to keep the dwindling mob happy: a winning smile, a deep, friendly voice that emits all the right words, and damn it, the fellow is a homosexual! Now who would dare to criticize an openly gay clergyman?

Besides, Gary is right at home in the United Church, with his trite sermons that keeps the crowd entertained with a kind of fast food spirituality – most recently at St. Andrew’s Wesley church, or “A and W”, as it’s commonly called in church circles.

A random observer named Dean Darling had a different take on Mr. Paterson a few years ago, after being similarly assaulted by him for passing out leaflets at A and W on the missing 50,000 residential school kids. Dean came up to me afterwards, all shaken, and said,

“That minister – the one who yelled at me. My god … I felt I was in the presence of pure evil.”

Montreal writer Ann Diamond noticed a similar malevolence when she sat in on one of Paterson’s services, in 2008: the same Sunday that my murdered friend Bingo Dawson led a peaceful, brief occupation of Paterson’s church with a handful of other Holocaust survivors. She was appalled.

“He was mocking that group of residential school survivors in his church that day by his clownish, patronizing behavior” Ann told me later. “I’ve never been more embarrassed and disgusted.”

For the next three years at a salary of $135,000 a year, Gary Paterson will have the chance to endulge his smugness before a world audience, now that his child killing church is posing as the savior of those little kids whose bodies it still hasn’t returned for a proper burial.

Nevertheless, I find it significant that native activists who trod on Gary Paterson’s turf end up dead or in prison: like Bingo Dawson and John Graham. The fact that Gary Paterson has something deeper to hide is suggested by the fact that his name appeared in May, 2001 on a public list of eight men alleged by The Child Protection League to be members of a group known as The Star Chamber: an elite network of child rapists and traffickers including judges, politicians and church lawyers in Vancouver.

Whether Mr. Paterson is in fact so implicated is not for me to answer. For he doesn’t have to have personally buggered children to be guilty of a crime against humanity, since he’s now the fiduciary officer of a corporation that planned and committed genocide – and for now, has gotten away with it.

And that’s the main point, of course. For generations, the United Church has actively defrauded the public by expecting them to pay for church crimes with their tax money. But now that the church’s murder, rape and sterilization of countless native children stands exposed, why in God’s or anyone’s name should Canadian taxpayers continue to prop up Gary Paterson and his blood soaked church?

Nobody seems to want to answer this question, especially the government and the slavish Canadian media.

The United Church, like the Catholics and Anglicans, are in flagrant violation of the Income Tax laws and rules of charitable societies, since they are corporations with criminal records that do not devote their revenue to solely charitable purposes. Indeed, on average barely 15% of these churches’ funds go to help the poor or charities. According to the law, that disqualifies them from not paying taxes. So how come these phoney churches are still tax exempt?

Every year, Canadians pay more than $8 billion so Gary Paterson and his crowd can continue to defraud and fleece the public and cover up the the graves of all those little kids they butchered.

Frankly, the whole mess is more than nauseating. Gary Paterson is nauseating. The people who elected him and their stupid pretensions, it’s all nauseating. And the fact that John Graham, and not Gary Paterson, is rotting in prison, is more than any moral or thinking person can tolerate.

So that’s why we’re going after Mr. Paterson. Sometime next month, the smiling Moderator will receive a personal legal summons to answer charges before an International Common Law Court that’s convening on September 15. And if Gary Paterson refuses to appear in this Court, he’ll be compelled to by Peace Officers; and he may find a commercial lien placed on his income and property by relatives of those murdered by his church – as well as by outraged Canadian taxpayers.

Hell, it’s the least we can do for John Graham, and Bingo Dawson, and 50,000 children.

He who smiles last, Gary, smiles longest.

Summoning the Just: Global actions to stop Crimes by Church and State will commence in one month

Posted on August 16, 2012 by itccs

An ITCCS Urgent Action Alert and Call to Mobilize

An ITCCS Urgent Alert and Call To Mobilize
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Officials of the Vatican, the Crown of England and other accused parties will face summary banishment and trial commencing in exactly one month if they do not abide by ten measures issued to them on May 4.

This Urgent Action Alert calls upon just men and women everywhere to prepare themselves to launch church occupations, public protests, citizens’ arrests and other direct actions beginning on September 15. The purpose of these actions will be to disestablish and bring to justice criminal organizations and their officials that have harmed, killed or exploited children or committed other crimes against humanity.

Click here for a copy of our original ultimatum to the Vatican Incorporated and its chief executive officer, Joseph Ratzinger. The same ultimatum has been issued by us to over 150 officials of the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church of England, and United Church of Canada, the governments of Canada and Great Britain, and major pharmaceutical companies.

The ITCCS will lead this public campaign at the head of hundreds of volunteers and organizers in Canada, the United States, Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain and Australia.

We urge the reader and our supporters everywhere to take the following five steps of preparedness:

1. Distribute an official ITCCS leaflet at Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Churches (Methodist-Presbyterian) in your community beginning Sunday, September 2. This leaflet will be issued to you by August 30.

2. Gather at least three to five other people to form a local ITCCS action group to regularly leaflet and hold protests and direct actions.

3. Volunteer to be a Citizen Juror in our International Common Law Court of Justice that will convene on September 15.

4. Arrange local media interviews and speaking engagements for ITCCS field organizer Kevin Annett.

5. Distribute this notice and all of our emails and You Tube broadcasts throughout your internet networks.

Please be clear that you will be acting within the Law when you confront churches and organizations that have harmed children and obstructed justice.

That is because after September 15, 2012, if these churches and other bodies do not respond to our Ultimatum they will be declared public enemies and will be banished from our communities. They will have lost all public and legal protection and their property will be considered free and open public space under common law jurisdiction. Their officials will face summary arrest and expulsion for aiding and protecting child rapists, and known offenders will be stripped of their office.

To enforce these actions, we are requiring that all police officers in these nine countries take a Public Oath of Service to help us protect the children of our communities by not protecting these criminal bodies, and by serving and enforcing subpoena and arrest warrants against church and corporate officials.

That is, we will be deputizing the police to obey and enforce their public oath of office, or stand down from their positions and be replaced by duly sworn Common Law Peace Officers.

Now is the time to take heart and unite in defense of our children and our liberty. We rely on each one of you to make real the hopes of the innocent.

Further updates and instructions will be issued by ITCCS Central on September 1.

The Elders, ITCCS Brussels

ITCCS Communique 15 August 2012

Breaking News from ITCCS: Key witness to Canadian residential school death dies

Posted on August 10, 2012 by itccs

Harry Wilson: 1953-2012

The first eyewitness to go public with his discovery of a dead adolescent at a United Church Indian residential school died yesterday in Vancouver.

Harry Wilson, 59, sustained massive head and brain injuries earlier this year from an undisclosed cause. He lapsed into a coma and never recovered.

In the spring of 1997, Wilson first spoke about tortures he endured as a child at the Alberni Indian residential school at a public forum organized by Kevin Annett and west coast elders. He was subsequently threatened and assaulted by state-funded tribal council officials in Port Alberni for speaking in the media of his discovery of a dead native student at the United Church’s Alberni residential school in the summer of 1967.

Nevertheless, Wilson went on to be a star witness at the historic IHRAAM Tribunal of June 1998, and was featured in the award-winning documentary film on Genocide in Canada, Unrepentant.

Harry Wilson had been homeless for many years. In March of 2011, he told Kevin Annett that two men had beaten him severely and threatened to kill him if he spoke at investigative forums of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State.

The Vancouver Coroner’s Office refuses to comment on Wilson’s death or the head and brain injuries sustained by him.

ITCCS International Communique 9 August 2012
Brussels

Torture survivor Harry Wilson (left) and Kevin Annett, 1997, Vancouver

A Personal Remembrance
by Kevin D. Annett

I knew Harry for over fifteen years, and rarely have I encountered such heroism and suffering in one man.

Kidnapped by Mounties at age six, sodomized daily by United Church clergy and staff, starved, beaten and drugged, Harry had every reason to die or kill himself at a young age. But there was an iron quality about him that shone through the struggling homeless guy that the world saw. It was such character that caused him to keep speaking out, even after ever increasing beatings and threats.

“I wasn’t in the protected group at Alberni (residential school)” Harry told me when we first met, at a public meeting in downtown Vancouver.

“So I got it all the time. I had to hide out at night or they’d get me so I broke out of the place once and I found the body of a dead girl right behind Caldwell Hall. She was from up north. She was about sixteen, all naked and covered in blood. I ran and told Andrews (school Principal). But then he shipped me out to Nanaimo hospital and they put me in a padded cell, stuck needles in me so I wouldn’t talk. They kept me there for months, giving me shocks, doing experiments on me”

On February 9, 1998, Harry was about to tell this story to a gathering in Port Alberni when he was approached by two officials of the local state-owned Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council: Charlie Thompson and Ron Hamilton. Both men threatened to kill Harry if he spoke.

In an affidavit Harry swore that same month he states,

“First Ron Hamilton says to me, ‘You’re going to be real sorry if you talk about that dead girl’. … Charlie Thompson came to me after and said, ‘Harry, you’ve got half a brain and nobody’ll miss you if you’re found floating face down in the water.’ ”

Both Hamilton and Thompson were “enforcers” for the white administration while students at the Alberni residential school during the 1960′s.

The nightmare never stopped for Harry after that. He was threatened, pushed around and isolated in his community by all the classic black ops methods. Harry’s own lawyer, David Patterson, refused to include Harry’s statement about the dead girl in his legal statement of claim. When I asked him why, Patterson said,

“I’m an officer of the court and there are certain issues I’m not allowed to raise, like that dead girl”.

Censored and ridiculed, Harry was given $150,000 hush money in a deal that he wasn’t allowed to discuss. Within two months, all the money was gone: blown through by family, his lawyer and all sorts of “new friends” that vanished once the money went. Barely a year after his settlement, Harry was homeless again, living off what he could pawn or recycle from garbage bins along east hastings street.

That’s where I always found him. His eyes would light up and he’d chortle happily whenever I appeared, and we’d embrace and talk about his life over coffee at the Ovaltine. It was always the same story of unrelieved misery, and every time I saw him, Harry looked older, more beaten, and was more saturated with booze. But he never lost his humor, or his honesty and courage.

Just before I was expelled from vancouver Co-op radio in the summer of 2010, Harry came on my program for a final time to recount the Alberni school nightmare, and more recent criminality by the same United Church of Canada.

“They got two rapists working at the First United overnight drop in” Harry described on the air , a few months before the story broke in the corporate media.

“Nobody’s safe at the drop in at nights, especially women. The church hired those fuckers knowing they were rapers. Just like at their rez school.”

I tried to keep Harry’s spirits up whenever we met, but he was nothing if not a realist. He knew his days were numbered.

In March of last year, I came across Harry at a bus stop. His face was bruised and bloodied and he could barely speak. After I cleaned him up and he’d calmed down, he told me that two men had caught him in an alley and beaten him up. They told him that he’d be killed if he got involved with Kevin Annett’s new Tribunal.

“You made that mistake once Harry, don’t make it twice or we’ll finish the job” said one of the men.

Harry had no reason to lie to me, and every reason to run and hide after the beating. But he stayed on the street, maybe out of intertia, but mostly because it was the only world he knew; and being destitute, he had nothing else to do. But like he told me all the time, he never forgave what had been done to him, and nobody was going to stop him from talking about it.

Somebody finally did stop Harry. A close friend of his told me yesterday that Harry was beaten about the head so badly a few months ago that he suffered “bad brain damage”. He slipped into a coma and never came out of it.

I was always so happy whenever I saw Harry, still alive, at a bus stop or in Oppenheimer Park, even if he was completely tanked or wired with his buddies. It was a miracle to me that he could endure a lifetime of beatings, rape, torture and drugging and still be there, a living witness to so much of our crap.

I’ll remember Harry like that: as one who endures, like the truth itself. I only hope that his example rubs off on us.

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Port Alberni Residential School

My Enemy is My Ally: Lessons on Using the Opposition, and the Bigger Picture

Posted on August 08, 2012 by itccs

by Kevin D. Annett

The nasty creep was named Phil Spencer, and his eyes shone with the same weird glow worn by the kid on our street in Winnipeg who used to take delight in smashing prairie dogs to death with a mop.

Phil was a fellow United Church minister.

It was June, 1995, and just months earlier, Phil had gleefully spearheaded my secret removal from my United Church pulpit in Port Alberni. With the same infantile bulliness, Phil now sauntered over to me to as I passed out leaflets about my illegal firing to other clergy at the Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery meeting in Parksville.

“Hi Kevin!” he exclaimed, thrusting his smirking, triumphant face close to mine.

Pulling back in disgust, I thought of my wife Anne’s inconsolable tears and her nervous breakdown after I was summarily fired from my job, and of my two small daughters who had lost their home and friends – all because of Phil. A rage boiled up in me, a loathing for this man, and my fists started clenching.

“Hi Kevin!” he jabbered again, as he began to dance and jump excitedly in front of me.

Filled with disgust, I looked past the leering buffoon, and walked away from him.

I regretted my forebearance for weeks after that. As every new attack and lie rained down on me, and as my family and I were systematically ripped apart by the church, I imagined that at least I could have answered the bullshit by landing a well deserved blow to my tormenter’s idiotic face.

But another truth came to me later that summer, when I received a heartening phone call from a woman who had been at the Presbytery meeting the day that Phil had goaded me.

“We’re behind you, Kevin, even if we can’t say so” said the woman, another minister from Vancouver island. “It’s just sickening what they’re doing to you”.

“Thanks, but it’s not over yet” I replied. “Phil Spencer sure has it in for me.”

The woman laughed.

“He’s doing you more good than you know. Every time he attacks you everybody sees he’s just a crazy, angry guy. His drinking is out of control again. You just keep the high ground, Kevin”.

The system always rewards its own, of course, starting with its sicko hatchet men. For the same year I was defrocked, Phil Spencer was appointed to head the Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery – presumably with the same intelligence and morality he displayed in front of me that day in June of 1995.

But the point is this: Phil Spencer was an unwitting ally of mine that day, and he and his kind have been ever since. For his attacks helped to launch me on my new calling, and his deceit gave rise to the truth movement that is bringing down his United Church of Canada and its legacy of child rape and murder.

I suppose I should thank him someday.

Like the gang of church officials everywhere who bury the truth, protect child rapists, and seek the ruin of truth speakers, those who seem to be our worst threat turn out, over time, to be the means for us to expose their entire, filthy arrangement.

I couldn’t have known that in 1995. The assault on me and my children and all of my pain was too unrelenting for me to see the bigger purpose and panorama. But having endured that nightmare, I saw clearer. I eventually gained a strategic ability to manuever around the predictable methods that the church employed against me, and which the powerful always use to distract us from their crimes.

Soon, I grasped what the Chinese writer Sun Tzu describes in his Art of War, and that is that a larger enemy is always less flexible and more predictable than a smaller force, and the very size and strength of the powerful can be turned against them.

Some of you are caught up in a fearful panic these days by the extensive and quite vile misinformation being spread against me and our campaign on the internet by the latest government operatives.

The truth is that, like Phil Spencer, professional mud throwers like Greg Renouf are an excellent ally at this moment because of the opposite effect he is producing by the increasingly irrational and vitriolic tone of his hatred towards me – and because, unwittingly, Greg, like Phil, is a pawn in the hands of forces he cannot imagine.

Indeed, it’s been well documented how any public smear campaign loses its effectiveness after a very short time because the perpetrator of the character assassination, relying on fabrications, has to overstate his case with provable lies and thereby he quickly loses credibility, while his target wins new sympathy because of the attacks.

This has certainly proven to be so with the recent assault on me and our work by Renouf, which has provoked dozens of new supporters to contact me and aid our campaign. Once again, my attacker has proven to be my best recruiting agent.

Of course, let’s be clear: the latest smear effort has occured as part of a bigger necessity by church and state in Canada to publicly bury me once and for all before their “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” whitewash of the Canadian genocide winds down next spring. The TRC has stolen and exploited my research while doing its outmost to discredit me as its source.

In effect, the criminals have tried to steal my clothes and have found that, because they are so incriminating, the clothes don’t fit. So now they have to resort to out and out violence against me and what I represent.

When people start calling us horrible names or inciting violence against us, as Greg Renouf and his ilk are doing, it means they are desperate, for they have nothing intelligent to say and no way to stop our impact except by such thuggery. And to quote Martin Luther King, at that point – when your opponent can only club you – you know you’ve won.

That wonderful old radical Saul Alinsky once said that the powerful, properly goaded, can be our best allies, and become their own downfall. The churches, the feds, and their corporate partners in crime have far more to lose than we do, and they know it.

For instance, the main concern of the church leaders has always been to safeguard their personal assets from lawsuits and the claims of their victims. I, on the contrary, have no financial assets, and nothing to lose but my life. As a disgruntled puppet Indian politician commented about me in 2008, “What’s the point of suing Annett? He’s broke! We couldn’t make a dime off him!”

So who’s more vulnerable?

It’s actually quite easy to goad and manipulate the powerful, for they are essentially frightened individuals hiding behind fictional institutions and their lawyers. The only defense of popes, queens and politicians is a psychological one, deriving from the fact that the rest of us assume they have a power they don’t actually possess.

In reality, the “rulers” of church and state keep revealing by their responses to us where they are the most vulnerable, and how even a small group of us can trigger their downfall.

One case in point: the day that fifty of us briefly occupied Holy Rosary catholic cathedral in Vancouver during a Sunday mass in early 2007.

We carried a banner that day that declared “All the children need a proper burial”. The pew crowd were respectful and curious. The priests, however, went quite ballistic: one of them lost his saintly guise altogether and tried putting me into an arm lock and wrestling me out of the place. And small wonder: for by entering their church and confronting their crime, we threatened not only the public image of catholicism that Sunday, but, more specifically, the cash in their collection plates.

Sure enough, within a few weeks of that catholic church occupation and after we publicly announced that similar occupations would continue, the Canadian government declared that an apology for the Indian residential schools was forthcoming, along wth an “official inquiry”.

Loose cannon tactics? Confrontational methods? So be it. They work! And they sure scared the shit out of the catholic archdiocese in Vancouver, whose lawyer called me up afterwards and literally pleaded with me not to lead any more occupations of the cathedral.

The fifty of us who invaded Holy Rosary church were mostly poor, homeless native men and women. We had nothing going for us except our own resolve. But our tiny group was nevertheless able to do the impossible, and use the very weight of the wealthiest and most “powerful” corporation in history, the roman catholic church, against itself, and force a change.

Frankly, the problem doesn’t lie in such methods, as some claim, but rather with the inconsistency with which we rely on such direct action. Still today, few people are willing to challenge the church like the fifty of us did, even when its crimes have been exposed and the mass graves of its victims located. Too many of us, in truth, are still captive to the illusion that the powerful are unassailable.

The reality is that our campaign to bring down criminal church and government bodies has now reached such a level of successful, critical mass that the criminals in our crosshairs are acting ever more desperately, and are trying to strike at us with the only way they know how: with lies and confusion. Yet by so doing, they are exposing their real nature more quickly to wider numbers of people, many of whom are abandoning the catholic church in droves.

Put simply, the mask of church and state is slipping, and the illusions that have allowed their crimes to continue for centuries are evaporating daily. And it’s up to us now to take full advantage of that golden historic opportunity.

Despite what Christian sunday school may have taught you, light and darkness are not opposites but rather co-dependent forces that work together for a third and higher purpose, unknown to either. Our enemies, and all that they inflict on us, are the means by which we not only learn endurance, courage and clarity, but have opened to us the real purpose of what we have struggled and suffered through.

I began this journey twenty years ago, and only now am I aware of what it’s really all about.

OK – NOW I get it.

A religion and a culture that could so systematically kill off generations of children and then hide the evidence and continue to maim the innocent is an abomination that must be gotten rid of. The more seasoned and far seeing of us know this already, and have given up our naive hope that church and state can be “held accountable” for doing the atrocities which come naturally to them. Instead, we are committed to abolishing those murderous institutions altogether, as international law and the safety of children demands.

We have pledged our lives to the fundamental shakeup of our society. And our looming common law court of justice is the first stage in that shakeup.

Yesterday, I was accosted on the streets of Vancouver by a young man who grabbed my hand and exclaimed,

“You’re Kevin Annett! Man, I love you!”

I must have looked self-conscious or something, for the guy smiled and continued,

“With all that shit they say about you, fuck man, I knew you were the real thing!”