UPDATE: “Dr.” Nick Begich: holder of a fake doctorate with a traitor for a brother?
By End the Lie
Something I found quite interesting is that Senator Mark Begich of Alaska voted for the atrocity that is S.1867 and he was also appointed as a conferee to resolve difference with H.R.1540.
Mark Begich is the brother of Nick Begich, the author of the book dealing with the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) entitled Angels Don’t Play This HAARP among others which include Earth Rising – The Revolution: Toward a Thousand Years of Peace, Earth Rising II- The Betrayal of Science, Society an Controlling the Human Mind – The Technologies of Political Control or Tools for Peak Performance.
Nick Begich has appeared on Coast to Coast AM, the TruTV show Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura and The Alex Jones Show, discussing HAARP and psychotronic devices, and calls himself a doctor even though his doctorate is an honorary one from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines in Sri Lanka, according to his own biography.
Interestingly, he makes no mention of his brother in his biography or anywhere on his website for that matter. However, his Wikipedia entry does list this fact.
One blogger seems to be under the impression that his Wikipedia page was deleted at one point because of the information he presented, not because he wasn’t a notable person and the article had little details to establish his significance, which was the actual reason for the deletion from Wikipedia as you can see here.
For those questioning the legitimacy of an honorary doctorate from a Sri Lankan complementary medicine school, your suspicions might be well founded.
This “school” apparently has two websites here and here which are both far from what one would expect from a school that grants doctorates and they are not even listed by the Sri Lankan University Grants Commission which is “the apex body of the University System in Sri Lanka”.
Not to mention the fact that the school is not on the official .ac.lk top level domain which is the equivalent of the .edu top level domain in the United States which is reserved for actual schools.
One website lists an address but the other lists nothing at all other than it is in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It doesn’t even have an address listed to send in the application.
The other school, oddly enough, has a car museum which they proudly advertise on their website, not quite what one would expect from an institution of higher learning.
Setting aside that oddity, the “university” claims, “It is recognized by the Sri Lankan government as being the educational arm of Medicina Alternativa and was given approval to conduct graduate and undergraduate teachings and subsequently, award degrees.”
In fact, as I have shown, this is demonstrably untrue. The same claim is made on the “Medicina Alternativa International” website.
Their claim to be recognized by “the Higher Education official register in the Public Registry of Deeds of Kazakhstan Socialist Soviet Republic at Alma-Ata, dated September 12, 1962” very well might be true but that is not saying much at all.
Furthermore, they claim to “have been recognized by the United Nations Charter of the University of Peace by the U.N. General Assembly Resolution No. 35/55/5/XII/1980” which a moment’s search will show you is yet another lie.
While if you try to look at the text of the resolution they claim to be recognized under on the Official Document System (ODS) of the United Nations official website, via their list of resolutions adopted by the General Assembly at its 35th session, it returns a “NO AUTHORIZATION” error message, I was able to locate a PDF copy which clearly shows that their claim is fraudulent.
Under Article 17, University programmes and degrees, we read, “Irenology, which shall comprise the study of peace, education for peace and human rights, shall be the main concern of the University. The studies carried out at the University shall focus on the topic of international peace. Completion of a programme of studies, including irenology as a compulsory subject, shall be required for obtaining any degree granted by the University.”
The “University” that Begich obtained his clearly fake doctorate from makes no mention of irenology whatsoever. Not once, anywhere on either website, at least according to search engines.
Based on all of these facts, what grounds does Begich have to constantly refer to himself as a doctor?
I pose the following questions to “Dr.” Begich:
Will you stand by your traitorous brother who has supported the total destruction of everything America is supposed to stand for?
Did you do anything to attempt to stop your brother from voting for this horrendous legislation?
Do you stand by your doctorate as legitimate and grounds to refer to yourself as a doctor at every possible opportunity?
Begich purports to stand for truth, what will he do now that his brother has revealed himself to be a criminal in a suit supporting the most un-American bill imaginable?
I called Nick Begich and have yet to receive a comment on his brother’s vote and I will update this post if I receive any information from him.
If he responds I will also ask him about his highly questionable, if not plainly fraudulent, doctorate and why he insists on presenting himself as a doctor when he is clearly nothing of the sort.
As someone who used to have respect for “Dr.” Nick Begich Jr. and his research, I can comfortably say that I no longer trust this man.
If he is lying about his education and thus his qualifications and seemingly deliberately avoiding mentioning his brother Senator Mark Begich, what else could he be lying about?
Maybe I’m alone on this one but I cannot put trust in anyone who is a liar and can easily be proven to be one with just a few moment’s research on the internet.
This is especially true when they are purporting to present information that others do not know about or are covering up.
I am in no way trying to tell anyone what to research or what to believe, and I must make that very clear.
However, I believe it is of paramount importance to verify our sources and look into who you are believing before you run off spreading their information (or disinformation as the case may be) to your friends, family, or through whatever medium you might utilize.
UPDATE: I just spoke to Nick Begich via telephone and I was immediately struck by the genuine kindness this man displayed. It took him about a week but he called me back and spoke to me for a few minutes, sharing his opinions on the recently passed NDAA and other issues.
I must admit, I was surprised that he returned my call and his warmth and passion was clear over the telephone. Begich even went as far as to tell me to send him my address so he could send me review copies of his books.
Clearly Begich cares about what he does and is committed to forwarding knowledge and spreading important information on a wide variety of subjects. Now, to move on from my comments on Begich’s positive character traits, he did indeed comment on his brother, Senator Mark Begich, and his decision to vote for S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Fiscal Year 2012.
He also clarified the nature of his degree, which he emphasized was an honorary one. He said that his degree was conferred for his voluminous independent research and he never actually attended the institution. From what I can tell he wasn’t boasting about it as a credential, instead pointing to his books as examples of his heavily sourced research.
Begich identified himself not as a doctor or a scientist in his own right, instead calling himself a science journalist and a technology journalist, putting the complicated research of others into terms which are easily digestible by laypeople.
After hearing the way he described his work and his outlook, I realized that without a doubt my comments above were unwarranted and inaccurate in terms of who Begich is and what he is about.
He is not by any means using the degree as a crutch or an attempt to legitimize himself without actually doing work, as his writings prove he is committed to the spread of information and making otherwise esoteric issues accessible to everyday people.
When asked about the NDAA, Begich said that S.1867 represents a, “Huge step backwards.” It effectively overrides Posse Comitatus and Habeus Corpus, some of the most fundamental concepts on which our nation was founded.
When I asked Begich what he thought about his brother’s vote he said, “I Haven’t spoken to Mark for a year. I don’t hear from Mark.” But he made it very clear that he disagrees with his brother’s decision wholeheartedly.
Begich said that what we are seeing unfolding now with S.1867 and the KBR “National Quick Response Team” is, “Exactly what I predicted,” even before the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.
“Mark will be hearing from me and other family members at Christmas,” Begich said. I replied that I truly hoped his brother would listen as it is all too easy for our so-called representatives to ignore the opinions of the public.
Begich said that he thinks this latest development in the move towards a total fascist state could bring together the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements to bring real change and justice back to our nation.
I agree with this assertion, as there are few people who would like seeing their friends, family and neighbors snatched up in the middle of the night just for being a suspected “belligerent.”
“When fear drives policy, the policy is inevitably bad,” Begich said, effectively summing up the massive failure that the NDAA represents.
His sentiment is reflected in the now classic statement from Benjamin Franklin, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Nick Begich is clearly a man that cares about justice, freedom, and the free spread of information. The fact that he took the time out of his day to return a call from an independent journalist like myself says a lot in and of itself.
This just goes to show, you can’t judge someone until you actually get to know them and what they are about. I hope this update reflects my ability to be open minded and ready to revise my opinions when they are clearly misguided.