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CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA Case No. CCT 23/10 In the Matter Between: THE CITIZEN 1978 (PTY) LIMITED KEVIN KEOGH

First Applicant

MARTIN WILLIAMS

Third Applicant

ANDREWKENNEY

Fourth Applicant

Second Applicant

and ROBERTJOHN McBRIDE

Respondent

ON APPEALFROMTHE SUPREMECOURTOFAPPEAL AMICUSCURIAEBRIEFOF LARAJOHNSTONE,MEMBEROF RADICALHONESTYCULTUREAND RELIGION, IN SUPPORTOF A RADICAL HONESTY TRUTH AND FORGIVENESS SOCIAL CONTRACT INTERPRETATIONOF THE PROMOTIONOF NATIONALUNITY AND RECONCILIATIONACT, 34 OF 1995

Written Statement by Consent of Brad Blanton, Ph.D, to testify as expert witness to: Practicing Radical Honesty and Futilitarianism; i.e. Radical Honesty about Anger and Forgiveness; and Paradigms and Contexts: The Revolution of Consciousness.

I the undersigned, Brad Blanton, herewith confirm: 1.

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas, in 1966, when I was 25 years old.

2.

Although I served as the founding president of the Gestalt Institute of Washington, D.C. in 1970; I attribute the bulk of my practical education to the years I spent as a Civil Rights activist and anti-war marcher and general education during my travels around the USand Canada as a hippie, living in an old school bus.

3.

As a 40 year veteran of the human potential movement, I nurture a fierce dedication to self-discovery and honesty. I have garnered some experience and insight about forgiveness and recondlliation.

4.

I spent 25 years in the private practice of clinical psychology, working with couples, groups, and individuals while also consulting in academia, government and private enterprise. Over time I developed a unique perspective on human nature as a result of my work with divergent populations.

5.

The cumulative reflection and analysis, in conjunction with the work done on my own psyche, led to my 'radical honesty' teachings. I insist that the primary cause of stress, depression and anger is "Living in a story and lying to maintain it."


6.

I have been featured on national TV shows such as 20120 with John Stossel, Dateline, and CNN Talk Back Live, Montel Williams (three appearances), Iyanla, the Roseanne show, Sally Jesse Raphael, Mars and Venus; and print publications such as Esquire 1, New York Post2, London Times3 and many others.

7.

I am the author of: A.

Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Ufe by Telling the Truth4, which became a national

B.

bestseller.

Practicing Radical Honesty: Completing the Past, Staying in the Present, and Building a Future with a Little Help from Your Friends5, about the relationship

between

personal transformation

and social transformation.

C.

Honest to God6 (co-written with 5-time NYT bestselling Walsch - author of Conversations with God series),

D.

Radical Parenting: Seven Steps Worlcf7;

author, Neale Donald

to a Functional Family in a Dysfunctional ,

E.

The Truthtellers:

Stories of Success by Radically Honest PeopleS

F.

My biography:

G.

A Novel: Beyond Good and Evil: The Eternal-Split-Second-Sound-LightBeing9

A New Kind of Trailer Trash.

8.

I am the founder and currently the President and CEO of Radical Honesty Enterprises SparrowHawk Book Publishing, the founder and board member of the Center for Radical Honesty, a non-profit corporation (www.radicalhonesty.com).

9.

I have been developing and conducting the Course in Honesty'0 eight day residential workshop for 20 plus years, The Power of Honesty three day residential workshop and the Course in Honesty in the World, five day residential workshop, and now conduct an annual trainers training to teach people how to conduct the workshops.

10.

I was a Candidate for Congress of the United States from Virginia in 2004 and 200611, running as an Independent.

! http://www.esquire.com/features/honesty0707 2

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01222008/entertainment/brad_blantonsJadical_honesty_145410.htm

3 http://women.

timesonline.co. uk/toll life_and_style/womenl

4

http://astore.amazon.com/whitrefu-20/detail/0440507545

5

http://astore.amazon.com/whitrefu-20/detail/0963092197

6

http://astore.amazon.com/whitrefu-20/detail/0970693818

7

http://astore.amazon.com/whitrefu-20/detaill0970693826

8

http://astore.amazon.com/whitrefu-20/detail/0970693834

9

http://astore.amazon.com/whitrefu-20/detail/0970693850

10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOqEfv2y1yk

relationships/ article2901748.ece


11.

I am the Founder and Pope of the Radical Honesty Futilitarian Church12: Futilitarians believe that its no use trying to give up belief because you simply can't, and that believing in anything is futile. That is what allows for detachment from belief. The freedom that comes from the affirmation of futility is unbelievable. (Pun intended.) Dante was the First Futilitarian. Hisprophetic book tells us that to get to heaven, we must first journey through hell. And to journey through hell, we must first abandon all hope-which means we must abandon all hope for heaven as well. The principle of hopelessness being our best hope is the founding principle of the World Futilitarian Church. Our church is also called The Church of the Damned (otherwise known, simply, as the Damned Church). I am The Pope of No Hope. Out of a continuing conversation by hopeful cynics in love with reality, the truth about what is and how things are, we are plotting to save humanity from itself. Though it is futile we intend to take a stand and fight to the end, stoned, laughing and in love-drunk on God and crying as we "sing of human unsuccess, in a rapture of distress." (that quote is from W.H. Auden, speaking of W.B. Yeats)

12.

I am aware that the following excerpts from books, articles, reports, lectures and video presentations authored by me, or about my work, are being submitted into evidence as Radical Honesty Truth and Forgiveness Social Contract authorities in this Amicus matter: A.

Practicing Radical Honesty13, with particular reference to, among others: I.

The Work of Stanley Milgram ft Suffering as Attachment

II.

Being Specific About Anger and Forgiveness14

to Belief,

B.

Radical Hope: Futilitarianism15,

by Brad Blanton

C.

Affidavit of Brad Blanton, Ph.D, evidencing the legal, psychological, and socio-political'citizens privilege', Nuremberg Principles skills and competencies of Individual Responsibility, required for acts of civil disobedience to perceived illegitimate authority; and their application to the common law 'reasonableness test'16; submitted into the High Court, Western Cape, Case # 19963-09, Application for Review, of conviction of Lara

Johnstone, of the Radical Honesty culture and religion, on the charge of 'crimen injuria'. D.

Practicing Radical Honesty Youtube Videos: I.

Practicing Radical Honesty: Beyond Good and Evil17 (00:39);

tikkun.orgl article.php/Blanton·futilitarianism

12

http://www.

13

http://www.scribd.com/doc/55076621

14

http://www.scribd.com/doc/20520279/Population·Policy·Common.Sense-

15

http://www.tikkun.org/article.php/Blanton-futilitarianism

16

http://www.scribd.com/docI20888675/

17

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6fcOUdzmME

Practicing-Radical'Honesty-by-Brad- Blanton Truth-amp.Forgiveness·Social-Contract

HH·09-09-18-Affidavit-of-Brad-Blanton-Nuremberg·Principles-citizens-privilege


13.

14.

II.

And Nothing but the Truth: Brad Blanton for Congress19 (09:38);

III.

Practicing Radical Honesty: Radical Honesty p.o (03:44); IP1 (03:23); IIPZ(04:23), includes Conflict between Couples: Reality and Interpretations of Language

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(07:25) and Brad Blanton

Should any party dispute any of my statements or conclusions in my aforementioned authorities, or require any further clarifications; I am willing to testify as an expert witness under oath and be cross examined on such issues, on the following conditions: A.

I reside outside the South African Republic, and consequently can only testify from Stanley, Virginia, United States of America, via video conference, or by evidence on commission;

B.

My time to testify as an expert witness in this matter, I shall provide Pro Bono;

C.

Any party who disputes any issues in my aforementioned report, or requires any further clarification, who requires my further expert witness testimony under oath, outside of Stanley, Virginia, USA; shall be required to pay aU reasonable travel and/ or accommodation expenses incurred for me to do so; whether by video-conference, evidence on commission, or before the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, in person.

In accordance with aforementioned conditions, I herewith confirm my written consent to testify as expert witness on any of the aforementioned Amicus Authority matters.

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Brad Blanton, Ph.D.• 'Dr. Truth' Author, Psychologist 8: Politician Founder: Radical Honesty Culture Pope: Radical Honesty Futilitarian Church 701-B West Main St., Stanley, VA Tel: (540) 778-1336

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v~Gx-OVdTkwvA

19

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOQEfv2y1yk

20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6kSUgvPpyQ

21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TscxOFuXRwQ

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