Since at least the early 1960s television and major news media have been the primary platforms upon which the American public learns about and interprets its world. Indeed, journalism is the first blueprint of history. Yet to what degree have our news and history been censored? And how much of recent history is the product of propaganda, spin, and perhaps even the machinations of the US government.
Our guest on this fiftieth episode of Real Politik is Donald Jeffries. He is the author of Hidden History: An Exposé of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-ups in American Politics (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014). Jeffries has been researching the JFK assassination since the mid-1970s when he was a student volunteer on Mark Lane’s Citizens Committee of Inquiry.
James Perloff and Free Mind Films Producer Chris Emery will be guests on next week’s Real Politik to discuss FMF’s new feature-length documentary ShadowRing, set for release on June 6.-JFT
Internet traffic is buzzing about Jade Helm, a U.S. military exercise scheduled to begin July 15 (but according to latest reports in June) and end on September 15. It is to take place across a number of states, especially in the Southwest, and involves several branches of the military, including the 82nd Airborne, Navy Seals, Green Berets, and other Special Ops.
There is broad concern that the drill will transition into the onset of martial law. Some factors fueling the alarm: (1) No drill this extensive has ever occurred before; (2) it includes nighttime activities, air drops near towns, and attempts to infiltrate and “blend in” with civilian populations; (3) the exercise is unlawful as it violates the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits domestic deployment of federal troops in civilian areas (section 4 of the Constitution allows it in cases of “domestic violence,” but that is clearly not the situation here); (4) the operation’s field map has labeled Texas, Utah, and certain Southern California counties as “hostile” territory – troubling, since these areas also happen to contain populations especially known as constitutionalist, religious, and/or patriotic.
Truth and Shadows
(May 23, 2015)
This post features the full text of an article Dave McGowan wrote on Sept. 12, 2001, questioning the official story of the “terrorist attacks” of 9/11. This is preceded by introductions from me and Truth and Shadows contributor Sheila Casey.(CM)
Craig McKee: We received some terrible news yesterday that Dave McGowan, one of the most important and engaging researchers in the conspiracy field, is seriously ill. He has a very aggressive and advanced form of cancer – affecting his lungs, liver, and bones – and has a very small chance of recovery.
McGowan: insight and courage.
I thought it appropriate to honor Dave and his continuing contribution to truth seeking and to let people know just how valuable a writer he is, by reprinting a piece below that he wrote just a day after 9/11. He knew right away that the official story we were being fed about the so-called “terrorist attacks” did not add up. It doesn’t have all the answers, but it makes an excellent start on asking the right questions.
The first thing I read from McGowan was his series on the Apollo Moon missions called “Wagging the Moondoggie.” This amazing 14-part series is what finally convinced me that the Moon landings never took place. What struck me was not only his insight but his wit. Very dry, which is the best kind.
People involved in the 2000 PNAC report include Vice President Cheney, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby, UN Ambassador John Bolton, Image Credit: HistoryCommons.org
By James F. Tracy
“Doublethink,” George Orwell famously remarked, “means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
The corporate news media similarly tend toward selective recall when approaching and interpreting crucial facts of national and world history. A recent example involves John Ellis “Jeb” Bush’s tentative May 10 admission that he would not have embarked on the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq had he possessed the information that his brother’s presidential administration willfully kept from the American public.
In fact, such information is but one small facet in an edifice of high crimes and subterfuge, including the George W. Bush regime’s complicity in the false flag terror attacks of September 11, 2001, or what one might otherwise term the Bush-PNAC-9/11-Iraq connection.
Submitted by Babe Truth
[Dated April 27, 2015, received via US Post]
Dear Dr. Tracy,
I hope this finds you well. I’ve been following your blog for several years and greatly appreciate your insights, perspectives and analysis on the confluence of current events. The MHB community also adds intelligent commentary on your posts, so it’s always a pleasure to visit the site (especially knowing what you went through to maintain it in the face of challenges by colleagues and administrators).
On the topic of SHES and Newtown, you’ve been at the forefront. MHB’s inclusion of the efforts of Sofia Smallstorm and Wolfgang Halbig (among others) makes it a must-read blog on a regular basis.
But there’s one aspect of SHES that it appears needs to be clarified, especially as Mr. Halbig continues to question the “official story.”
It seems as if there was an actual Sandy Hook Elementary School functioning at the time of the shooting, with real teachers and real kids.
Guns and Butter
Two weeks ago, Guns and Butter was censored when trying to have Gary Null, Ph. D. on air live to discuss the issue of vaccines and specifically SB277. This is the California State Senate bill that will remove all religious and philosophical exemptions from parents of children attending public or private school. It will essentially mandate vaccinations for all children under the current California schedule and force parents to choose between vaccinating their kids, homeschooling or moving out of state.
This week’s edition is excerpted from an almost two hour cross interview and discussion with Jan Irvin of Gnostic Media. His historical research addresses Western intelligence community’s longtime involvement in mind control research and the crafting of popular culture and belief.
Irvin’s unconventional project seeks to recover a history involving pivotal figures, including Dead Sea Scrolls researcher John Allegro and author Aldous Huxley, that has been long obscured by the intelligence community and attendant political forces.
Veteran Alternative Health Advocate and Media Producer Gary Null Responds to KPFA’s Censorship
By Gary Null
On May 8 MHB carried news of Pacifica Network station KPFA’s decision to censor an interview of alternative health advocate, broadcaster, and independent media producer Gary Null conducted by Bonnie Faulkner and scheduled to air on May 6. The discussion centered on the vaccines and California’s SB277 legislation targeting families that question or choose to have their children opt out of the federally recommended vaccine schedule. Shortly thereafter KPFA program director Laura Prives issued a statement seeking to justify KPFA’s decision by attacking Null through a number of unfounded and inflammatory statements. Below is Null’s recent response to Prives.-JFT
Independent Media Solidarity
When Connecticut Governor, Dannel Malloy spoke at a press conference on the evening of the Sandy Hook inciden he said something vague in a sense yet generated great interest in another sense. The interest shared by school safety expert, Wolfgang Halbig and others led to Mr. Halbig to ask the Governor to clarify what he meant. At the press conference, the Governor said, “The Lieutenant Governor and I have been…” at which time he paused at length. He continued, “…spoken to, in an attempt that we might be prepared for something like this playing itself out in our state.”