By Alex Constantine
Love and Rockets
Steve Robertson was raised in Friendswood, Texas – also the hometown of WWE wrestler Booker Tio Huffman, Jr., Joseph Gutheinz, an investigator of stolen or missing moon rocks, and Steve Stockman, candidate for the U.S. Senate in the 2014 primary election.
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, “we moved to Florida. My father, who was an aerospace engineer working for TRW, had been promoted. He was to run TRW’s Aerospace program in Cape Canaveral.” The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository From 1991 to 1997, Roland Robertson served as president and general manager of TRW Environmental Safety Systems, Inc., a federal management and operating contractor charged with the disposal of 77,000 tons of highly radioactive waste at the controversial Yucca Mountain dump site. In February 1991, a month after Roland Robertson was named president of the TRW subsidiary, the DOE awarded it a 10-year contract worth $1-billion to dispose of the nuke waste. (All contractor work at Yucca Mountain stalled in 2002, however, when it emerged in congressional testimony from Joan Claybrook, president of the Public Citizen consumer advocacy group, that the Department of Energy had “failed to exercise necessary and proper oversight of its contractors,” prompting 233 public interest and environmental groups to demand that the House “suspend consideration of the Yucca Mountain Project pending a thorough review of the causes and consequences of contractor conflict of interest in the DOE’s site characterization and site recommendation activities.”1)
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, “new management moved into the company. I had a huge spiritual meltdown. Within a 24-hour period, the woman I was engaged to ended our relationship and I lost my job.” He reeled emotionally, internally sought direction in his life, when “one day I heard the answer. A voice spoke loudly within me.”
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 “play beautiful New Age music in hotels and restaurants, rather than the sterile and soulless music that was currently being played by this market leading company.” “I did all of the research on the various delivery systems, radio, tapes, etc., and catalogued thousands of songs by time, tempo, duration, and the emotions I felt from each piece of music. At the same time, I was reading every book on metaphysics that I could find.” In 1986, now a resident of Houston, the largest city in the Lone Star State, Steve was introduced to King Hussein of Jordan’s interior decorator, a woman named Elizabeth. “
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.”
Enter The Bad and The Ugly
Alan Watts, the famed interpreter of Eastern religions, dismissed the New Age movement as escapist thought control programming, a mass psychological operation: “The whole New Age phenomena was in fact created by MI5 and MI6 and the CIA.”
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:
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