For my conspiracy-minded friends, what if I told you that Louis Jolyon "Jolly" West was running a crash pad in the Haight Asbury during the Summer of Love in 1967? And that West was a frequent visitor to and had an office at the Haight Asbury Free Clinic where he had an office?
Democracy does not mean merely that we hold elections. Communists had elections. Election campaigns are not the sum total of democracy. Democracy means the elected government obeys the expressed preferences of the electorate. We don't have that anymore. See [EVIDENCE OF DEMOCRACY FAILURE] below.
The ability of the citizens of the US to affect political change by electoral means ended with the 1980 election, when the CIA intervened in the electoral process (The October Surprise).
THE IMBUNCHE (Traditional Chilean Folk Monster)
oh, I just wanted you to listen to this. Isn't that something you would be interested in?
The Illegal CIA Operation That Brought Us 9/11
I can't load and post the actual soundfile of the interview Robert Sheer conducted with John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski. But you also can read the transcript.(I love transcripts).
George H. W. Bush: No Hero
In light of the recent FarceBook purging of political websites (most notably anti-police and anti-capitalist, as well as RW ones) this story shook me too.
Every once in while, every 80,000 years or so, the geopolitical magnetic poles flip and truth slips through the cracks onto the front-page of the New York Times. This is such a moment.
Here it is:
Not many have chanced to stick their neck up and yell above the corporate calliope of the Russian Red Herring Circus Show. Add Scheer to a very exclusive roll call of truthtellers.
I found this at Truthdig yesterday (published on the 11th). Here's a link to the full text, and then some blockquote excerpts:
There are no Maginot Lines in politics, no permanent positions. Politics is swordfighting, a swirling dance of thrust and parry. Before JFK, the Democratic Party was the home of Southern racists. Republicans started as the party of Lincoln. More recently, liberals used to be FDR New Dealers, before they became Clintonite corporate neoliberals. My point is that, in the current world, political labels are meaningless (if not downright misleading), policy papers and talking points are meaningless. It is by their actions that you know politicians.
I just had one of those vertigo-inducing moments when you realize that just about everyone around you is utterly clueless about the "hidden history" of the US Deep State (DS) and is willing to swallow whatever bilge Hollywood is offering as long as it includes lots of violence and babes. This moment happened when I watched a 2017 Tom Cruise movie called "American Made", about the CIA agent/drug smuggler, Barry Seal.