By Jerry Alatalo
ark from Truthscoop.net
here on WordPress
has kindly accepted an invitation to take part in our recently initiated interview series. Thank you to one of the series’ interviewees, S. Awan, for generously going out of your way in contacting Mark. And thank you, Mark, for sharing your insights in the following words.
Question 1: What was your primary motivation for entering the world of blogging – the internet?
‘Waking up’ and reading/watching so-called, alternative news and commentary, led to commenting. Came out of any pretend-closet. Made knowing about – call it – conspiracy roots and shoots, easier to cope with. Before this, sought to tell the multitudes in a hip side of London, about the alarm and distress in our midst. Got the message; rare interest, while rarer/if at all, active uptake. Began about seven years ago, don’t reckon much has changed. Now talk about here and there, rather than by default. Might signpost and say, search for “Truthscoop”.So here’s motivation? Makes easier to live and when communicating, in doing a DIY – something.
Inspired through an exchange of comments. On Crimes of Empire with the writer James Robertson. Offered to contribute to a post, over and above long comments. So here’s a big why: Encouraged to.
Through him, found Burning Blogger, who invited interested contributors. We corresponded. All in all, out came Truthscoop. Leave their names up to lend myself some well needed credibility.
‘Primary’ motivation is to avoid hypocrisy and exercise true hope. Rap on about each one teach one. “Have a go”. Can’t say we won’t, beat back the wretches. Something about hope, only legitimate, if exacts action. Can’t be hoping and sitting back. Invites, hope-less-ness.
Convinced mass-output in these closing-down-net times, all that might stop the gate shutting. While the internet itself has become a constructive/destructive paradox.
Motive is to stand on the front line with all truth-telling peacemakers.
Do another blog, a back to myself, onward/upwards, Jesus rant. Something to help process and stir-me-up. Potential on the prophetic front. Called, Plant a Seed.
Question 2: How would you describe yourself with regard to spirituality?
Christian. One that’s open to, and interested in, answers to the question you ask. Genuine to stand with those differing, not threatened or threatening.
Bit jump up apologetic about my self-definition and assert provisos. Generally gains a sigh of relief, from those might reveal to and discuss.
There are two Christian standpoints and a spectrum; Liberal and Evangelical. My particular mixture doesn’t invite fellowship from either camp. Within evangelicals, progressive lot, might be closest but they loath true-truth about politics. As with all Christians, shun me with blank disdain. Not that I stray on their lines/if at all and spout. No. Know my place.
One distinctive is being an Open Theist. One by-product is this puts end-times mapping and Zionism etc. to bed.
Am one of them insufferable Jesus fanatics. Hell to homosexuality – not traditional on.
Out to get you into God? – Yup.
Question 3: What were some of the most memorable transforming points across the years (books, personal contacts, mystical experiences, etc.) in the developing of your current spiritual perspective?
Cor what a ? Go for a related overarching, transforming period. Waking up. Converted to truther talk. Profound developments. Got me to lose my nut. Go extra-strength bonkers. And so should we. Although healthier and better ways though, than my not-ones, are advisable. What this experience brought was a rejuvenation and rediscovery of a calling. Put the world in context. Gave me something to do.
Peeling back political charades and fakery, reality that-is, reveals the puppeteers aren’t materialists. Signs and evidence we have, places them ‘into’ the unseen. Take this as hopeful. Believing there are driving personality/forces, that need our compliance. A few praying women and men…
Know ‘someone’ who can help. Who offers some confident proposals.
So this, done me good. The worst of news, that’s still terrible and the suffering ain’t subsiding. But set me to work. While I do paid work part-time, moving into cheapo-cheapo living. A-coming faith for material provision, to pray far-as, full-time occupation. For some world-wide respite against tyrannical take over. Shaken up and better shaped pockets of new church. This too.
Question 4: What is your greatest wish for readers as a consequence after reading and considering your writings?
Want to read some Bible. Talk to the air/could be God?And DIY on the blog front. Self-expression in and about the stuff we’re supposed to shut-up about. Sleep through. Once ding-dong awake: Type, snap, art, graph, turn the video-maker or mic on, put up/hand out…
One more blog etc. or vid channel at it, is worth a thousand thousand hits, on some big-alt-site.
Did one other blog before starting two years ago. In 2000. Called Jesus 2000. Worked in an internet co-op, only place online in Brixton UK. Few had home lines, even fewer with any speed. Tons and tons and tons of blogs coming out. Stopped mine after some days because it was all too indulgent – so concluded. Now on a completely different plea; “Be indulgent, be rubbish and will likely get better. Don’t care about comparing and don’t not, because.”
DIY is for all. For our self respect and health. If nout else.
These are great questions and any brevity is no disrespect or impatience to stop. It’s not wanting to “go on” too much, sensitive, being on the Jesus tip.
Question 5: Can you offer any advice to people having a difficult time dealing with government and media lies, especially as it pertains to so many average citizens who hold erroneous perceptions on important events and situations around the Earth?
‘Having a difficult time’ indicates life over lies. Go “Hallelujah” or what e’er y’shout, in not going along, knowing not caring or looking. And/or denying. Be thankful, not into this self-induced, mental sickness. As things progress, being out there and open about the grand scams, is psychological prep. Will help. Have us more able to manage, whatever the other circumstances we face.
Don’t get fazed about the 99.99%. The no-takers about the world for real. This includes ones who say they ‘know’ but haven’t had/or aren’t, ‘having a difficult time’ of it. Knowing is about response over knowledge. Don’t expect looks and culture to determine who’s awake? Proper awake. Those who are… what, 1 in 1000 (or more), those who look concerned, want to know what can do, it matters.
Otherwise, they don’t-so get it, regardless of claiming do. Kiss and move on. At least on this score.
Hence, the need to warrior up and get out there, best can. Go online and scream some honesty. Get lucky and a mate in the local community, who shares your angst and cry together. Then wipe the tears and get feisty, rude and brave. Mean polite but rude, in brazen and emboldened. Lively up and all that, sing some Marley or something, and be the struggle to overcome.
Thank you again, Mark. Peace.