Alfred Lawson; the University of Lawsonomy

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Alfred Lawson; the University of Lawsonomy

Xah Lee, 2010-06-14

Alfred Lawson (1869-1954), another cult, theory of everything guy. Quote:

In the 1920s, he promoted health practices including vegetarianism and claimed to have found the secret of living to 200. He also developed his own highly unusual theories of physics, according to which such concepts as "penetrability", "suction and pressure" and "zig-zag-and-swirl" were discoveries on par with Einstein's Theory of Relativity.[3] He published numerous books on these concepts, all set in a distinctive typography. Lawson repeatedly predicted the worldwide adoption of Lawsonian principles by the year 2000.

He later propounded his own philosophy—Lawsonomy—and the Lawsonian religion. He also developed, during the Great Depression, the populist economic theory of "Direct Credits", according to which banks are the cause of all economic woe, the oppressors of both capital and labour. Lawson believed that the government should replace banks as the provider of loans to business and workers. His rallies and lectures attracted thousands of listeners in the early 30s, mainly in the upper Midwest, but by the late 30s the crowds had dwindled.

In 1943, he founded the unaccredited University of Lawsonomy in Des Moines to spread his teachings and offer the degree of "Knowledgian," but after various IRS and other investigations it was closed and finally sold in 1954, the year of Lawson's death. Lawson's financial arrangements remain mysterious to this day, and in later years he seems to have owned little property, moving from city to city as a guest of his farflung acolytes. A 1952 attempt to haul him before a Senate investigative committee and get to the bottom of his operation ended with the old man leaving the senators baffled and unimpressed.[4]


David Icke

2010-04-09

Discovered another crackpot. David Icke this guy claimed he's son of God, claimed that earth are ruled by lizard-like alien and human hybrids, etc. Wrote and sell several books, with big site peddling his shit, going around the world giving lectures.

There are quite a few people that i've read who claimed to be son of God, or brother of Jesus. One most diastrous one, is 洪秀全 (Hong Xiuquan), which eventually became Taiping Rebellion, with 20 million deaths. (for one of his poem and links to Wikipedia articles, see: 斬邪留正詩 (Kill the Vicious and Keep the Righteous poem)).

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