The original 1968 film Planet of the Apes received an honorary Academy Award for the amazing makeup used to create the expressive ape characters (the human actors shine through in a way that is truly wonderful to behold, while at the same time looking spellbindingly simian), as well as nominations for Best Costume Design (the costumes create a blend of dignity and cool for the cynical orangutans, a blend of utility and academia in the earnest chimpanzees, and a feeling of raw menace in the militaristic gorillas) and Best Original Score (for a remarkably unsettling musical soundtrack that sets your teeth on edge from the outset and keeps them there for the remainder of the film).
James is joined by independent journalist and author Jon Rappoport, one of the most thoughtful and prolific investigative reporters of our time. Jon has written articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. He ran as a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California, and has also delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences throughout the world.
In this episode of Checkin’ It Out we are joined by two especially knowledgeable individuals to examine the dangers posed by the wide deployment of electromagnetic radiation-emitting devices in taxpayer-funded schools and other public spaces.
Sofia began researching complex subject matter as a result of 9/11. She has since interrogated atmospheric-related projects, and from this has drawn a compelling hypothesis suggesting the presence of a synthetic biology agenda pervading the everyday terrains we inhabit. Her “From Chemtrails to Pseudo-Life” lectures (Part 1 and Part 2) examine this theory from synthetic biology to radiation biology–the territory of our current addiction to wireless technology.
James Tracy interviews author, filmmaker, and lifetime surfing enthusiast Allan Weisbecker on the weekly interview program, Checkin’ It Out. The two discuss a variety of topics, including intellectual freedom, the doublethink phenomenon especially peculiar to America’s professional elite, and the curious impact events like the JFK assassination and 9/11 continue to have on public discourse and political life.
Checkin’ It Out is the weekly interview program hosted by James Tracy and produced here at Memory Hole Blog. Each weekend we’ll be joined by notable authors, journalists, filmmakers, and other public figures to discuss their latest projects and activities.
By Sofia Smallstorm & Pure Momentum Network
In this interview, Sofia Smallstorm speaks with former school administrator Paul Preston about his life as an educator and his analysis of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Mr. Preston spent 41 years in the California public school system, going all the way from custodian to district superintendent. He was a teacher, coach, vice-principal and principal before retiring in 2012 as superintendent of two charter schools.
By James F. Tracy
As federal income tax day once again looms, a look back at part of the history of this commonplace ritual proves illuminating, especially since no major political party has any novel stance on the issue apart from the general instruction that the tax process must proceed in a timely manner.
By James F. Tracy
Today a good deal of what qualifies as propaganda is much more subtle than overt. When an entire civilization or way of life is to be significantly altered the tried-and-true method of “repeating a lie until it becomes truth” needs to be done over a period of many years and in a multitude of varying ways to take hold and change the very assumptions and beliefs of a people.
This process is especially vital for reaching a given society’s more elite demographic—the opinion leaders who perceive themselves as “smarter than the average bear” and thus impervious to simple appeals and indoctrination.