It certainly pays to speak for the dead, and apparently if a spirit can conjure up enough cash, it is also possible to purchase a political party as well.
In Thurston County, Washington State, a spirit channeller named JZ Knight has been dumping large sums of cash into the local Democratic Party, exceeding the donations of all other entities (spiritual or earthly) combined. More than several hundred thousand dollars have been directed into the coffers of the Thurston County Democratic Party directly and used in support of a few chosen Democratic candidates. This includes a recent political action committee almost entirely funded by JZ Knight.
Racist Comments fit with local Democratic Party values
JZ Knight is a controversial political figure from the City of Yelm, WA who channels a 35,000 year old ancient Lemurian warrior spirit named “Ramtha” which has travelled through space and time to get involved in local political issues. She/it (pronouns are always challenging when discussing JZ Knight/Ramtha) became particularly controversial in 2012 when various videos recorded by JZ Knight/Ramtha were exposed by followers and put on Youtube for all to see. These included racist remarks about Mexicans, anti-Catholic statements, anti-Semitic statements, anti-gay statements, and hostile remarks about organic farmers. She/it was one of the largest individual donors to the Washington State Democratic Party at that time, and eventually the State Party divested the funds she/it had donated to them, along with various politicians including Congressman Denny Heck. Many sources for this controversy are linked at the end of this article.
However, the local Thurston County Democratic Party was less discerning or sensitive. As long as the checks are large enough, they will accept the racist and hateful rhetoric. Here are some examples of the funding that has come from this spiritual source recently. This “enlightened” cash totaling more than $210,000 in the last few years alone – is more than any other ten sources of local political campaign funds combined (listen to this recent KUOW radio show) :
- In 2016- $3,000 to Thurston Commissioner Democratic candidate Kelsey Hulse (see this , and this one)
- In 2016- $3,000 to Thurston Commissioner Democratic candidate Jim Cooper (including companies owned by JZK – see this source document)
- In 2016- $54,000 to People for Thurston County PAC (see this source document).
- In 2016 – $50,000 to the Thurston County Democratic Party, when combined with other donations to local candidates and PAC donations, this is more than 50% of all funds raised for the Thurston County Democratic Party in 2016 (see this source document)
- In 2015 – $10,000 the Thurston County Democratic Party (see this source document)
- In 2014 – $85,000 to the Thurston County Democratic Party, which was 50% of all the funds raised by the party that year (see these source documents here, here and here)
- In 2014 – $2800 to Thurston Auditor Candidate Mary Hall (see this source document, and this one + another from 2013 see here)
Hateful Speech is acceptable only if the Democratic Party gets their cash
Of course, JZ Knight/Ramtha has a perfect right to make hateful speeches about anyone or anything that she/it wants. Some might be surprised that the Thurston County Democrats agree with JZ Knight/Ramtha’s statements. However, this agreement has been purchased at a high price. Over $210,000 so far in the past few years alone.
These donations are also mostly legal (some rules are being violated). No law prevents wealthy ancient warrior spirits from buying a political party, candidate, or election. It is unlikely that any campaign finance reforms, regardless of promises made over the years will be able to stop this practice, and that is probably okay.
Let’s face it, if a warrior spirit can transcend space and time to fund and endorse the Thurston County Democratic Party and local Commissioner candidates Jim Cooper and Kelsey Hulse, what can mere mortal lawmakers do to stop it? We can all be grateful that at least we know JZ Knight and/or Ramtha – completely control the Thurston County Democratic Party and their chosen candidates. The Democratic party would not be where they are now without this ancient timeless financial support.
(Full Disclosure: Ramtha and JZ Knight sued the author in 2014 in Federal Court for providing videos of various racist tirades she/it made in previous years to her/it’s followers as part of a public record to the Thurston County Commissioners (whose political campaigns she/it funded). Ramtha/JZ Knight claimed that the videos were selectively “edited.” She/it refused to release a full unedited video to prove the clips were edited out of context. Finally, she/it wisely chose to drop the hopeless lawsuit in 2015 since it appeared that all claims were bogus).
Our Constitution begins with the phrase “we the people.” It was the founder’s intent that government be created by the people, to serve the people. It wasn’t their intention for the people to serve the government. It was always intended that government which failed to serve the people should be “altered or abolished.” Until we return to the founder’s intent, we remain We the Governed…
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