On November 4th, 1988 the Omaha Franklin Credit-Union Bank was raided and closed by the IRS and the FBI. The raid and closing were conducted resulting from an audit on Lawrence King, the “fastest rising black star in the Republican Party,” and the Franklin Credit Union's manager's tax returns.
Initially public investigators estimated King had stolen about $4 million from the Franklin Credit Union assets. By the end of their investigation, Officials totaled the missing assets at some $39 million. It also transpired that the FBI had confiscated child pornography, videotapes and photographs at Franklin Credit Union offices. Oh, and that Larry "and some of his top political cronies", in the words of John DeCamp, lawyer, former US state senator and author of The Franklin Cover-Up, "were using children as drug couriers to deliver drugs across the country and to compromise politicians, businessmen and be sex slaves."
The details of the abuse suffered by King's sex slaves are among some of the most heart breakingly vile testimonies I have ever read. And the list of King's clients includes - to this day - names that reach to the highest levels of US government.
As it went, King was jailed for fraud, the child abuse charges quashed, and he got out in 2001. However, despite threats to his life and those of his family, DeCamp continued to legally represent a number of King's victims. One of those was Paul Bonacci, a Multiple Personality Disorder sufferer and, since the age of three, victim of the CIA's MK-Ultra/Monarch Project, in the words of DeCamp "mind control experiments run either by U.S. government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency or military intelligence agencies... [the victims] were tortured for the purpose of creating 'multiple personalities' within them. These multiple personalities could then be programmed - as spies, 'drug mules,' prostitutes or assassins."
In the first act of vague justice in the whole Franklin saga, Bonacci was in 1999 awarded $1 million, ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Warren Urbom to be paid by Larry King himself. As it is, King, as rich people do, hid his money well, and has to date paid back $25.
In the Memorandum of Decision, Judge Urbom wrote,
"This legal judgement against a notorious perpetrator of satanic-ritual child abuse is unprecedented. King continually subjected the plaintiff [Bonacci] to repeated sexual assaults, false imprisonment, infliction of extreme emotional distress, organized and directed satanic rituals, forced the plaintiff to 'scavenge' for children to be a part of the defendant King's sexual abuse and pornography ring, forced the plaintiff to engage in numerous sexual contacts with the defendant King and others and participate in deviate sexual games and masochistic orgies with other minor children.
"He [Bonacci] has suffered burns, broken fingers, beatings of the head and face and other indignities by the wrongful actions of the defendant King," the judge declared. "In addition to the misery of going through the experiences just related over a period of eight years [1980-1988], the plaintiff has suffered the lingering results to the present time. "He [Bonacci] is a victim of multiple personality disorder, involving as many as 14 distinct personalities aside from his primary personality.
He has given up a desired military career and received threats on his life. He suffers from sleeplessness, has bad dreams, has difficulty holding a job, is fearful that others are following him, fears getting killed, has depressing flashbacks, and is verbally violent on occasion, all in connection with the multiple personality disorder and caused by the wrongful activities of the defendant King."
"Almost anybody who was anybody involved in the investigation either ended up dying or discovering that they wanted to commit suicide," noted DeCamp, in a 2004 interview, "I think I listed 22, something like that, deaths of key individuals involved."
"In 1993 Yorkshire Television sent a documentary crew to Omaha, Nebraska to investigate, document, and interview those close to the Franklin Case. Throughout the following few months the crew collected hours of interviews, spending nearly half a million dollars in the process.
The documentary had been contracted by the Discovery Channel, and was to air in the spring of 1994 on American Television. However, the title of the documentary spoke its fate. Conspiracy of Silence was scheduled to air May 3, 1994, with the date published in the TV Guide. But when audiences tuned in from around the country they found that the ground-breaking documentary had been pulled off the air.
Later informants told John DeCamp that the documentary had been pulled after Congress struck a deal with cable companies. While other Washington officials claimed the documentary contained pornographic material and should not be aired.
Though the Discovery Channel made a deal to destroy all copies of the documentary a cutting-room copy of the expose was anonymously mailed to John DeCamp in 1995."
DeCamp's book, The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska, can be bought at Amazon for ten bucks here. It is not a jolly read. But it is an important read. If we are to get out of this lunatic mindset that states they wouldn't do that sort of thing, we have to be aware of just what they actually do.
I am going to have to sleep now, and I really hope none of this infects my dreaming life. Because my waking is haunted quite enough. Which is as it should be. Human existence is beautiful, and it is grotesque. To deny that a half of it is actual is to deny humanity itself - to damn those unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of that grotesque, and in smacked-out, "blissful ignorance", to damn ourselves.