Being fairly new to the JFK conspiracy in terms of learning the details of the case, I came to this book based on recommendations from prominent researchers such as Jim Dieuginio and Len Osanic of Black Op Radio. I was not disappointed by what i read. This book, seemingly for a change, has the audacity to focus on President Kennedy's actual term in office, his policies and stances on the varying conflicts around the world. So many now get caught up in the research or debunking game they forget to look at what mattered, the fact that Kennedy probably saved us from Nuclear fire. I shudder to think what would've happened had any other hardline militarist been in the presidential seat at the time.
For those new this topic or conspiracy's in general, don't be afraid of what the naysayers and debunkers have to say, regardless of what you've heard, you are a grown, responsible person who has permission to think for oneself. Listen and learn, accept or reject it's your choice, your life. Enjoy.
Absolutely! It's a well sourced and documented account of the dark side of America's history that everyone should know about.
Henry Wallace because in a time of rampant militarism and increasing worldwide violence, he still stood strong for the common man and the hope that the world could achieve peace.
There are too many to list, but if I had to pick one, it would be the scene leading up to the dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The true horror of what our leaders did to an already beaten people is shocking and should serve as a stark reminder of just how cruel politics and the war industry really are.
Henry Wallace's speech about taking America into the "Age of the Common Man". His words then are more relevant now than ever. Our country, as well as the world, has been a constant struggle by those few, the ruling class, against the rest of us, the working and middle class and while we far outnumber the rulers, we are still swayed by propaganda and cheap advertising.
If you want a more complete understanding of not only current events but of American History overall, this is a definite 'must-read.' For too long we have been raised and educated in a society that only tells us one side of the coin, thus sabotaging our critical thinking skills and leading us to make decisions based on half truths and outright lies. If you care anything about the democratic process you have to be willing to question the official account, you have to look askance at the popular myths and you certainly have to reevaluate your heroes. Despite the best efforts of the ruling elite, militarists, Wall St., etc. to paint the world in a black or white, us vs them, portrait, the world is in fact a vibrant palette of beauty and horror. Good people do bad things, bad people do... uh... bad things and then there are those who I would call fundamentalists. The 'Anti" crowd. They view every kind of move toward progress or peace as evil communist/terrorist plots and they justify sabotaging or outright destroying any such movement. These people are in positions of power and they exercise their will with often lethal intent to force the world to conform to their distorted world view. These people are a greater threat to the world in which we live than any leftist, progressive, anti-war movement and this book exposes them for the villains they are. This should be required reading in High School, when so many kids are being fed lies and heroic myths about the so called 'Greatest Nation' on Earth. We have to potential to be great. We have achieved great things in our short history, but we THE PEOPLE have to educate ourselves and stand up to these corrupters who lust for power and wealth at the expense of reason and sanity.
I loved the thoroughly documented facts presented in this book, as well as learning the hidden history of our country and its military apparatus.
Though there are many characters, Allen Dulles, Vincent Bugliosi, Tom Hanks and others, I can't say that any of them are my favorite because they each contribute to a false perception of American History that has ultimately damaged our country.
He makes it easier to take in the information which can be otherwise very dry in text form. It's just easier to hear someone speaking to you.
Having known a lot of this information beforehand, I wasn't shocked by anything but the information about the CIA's infiltration into Hollywood was particularly disheartening for the future of cinema and television.
Jim DiEuginio delivers another fantastically researched and documented take down of the 'Lone gunman" myth as presented by the Warren Commission and Vincent Bugliosi's book Reclaiming History. While a large part of this book focuses on Bugliosi's massive tome of disinformation and barely researched half truths, some of the most interesting sections of this book are about the CIA's influence on Hollywood, especially since the release of Oliver Stone's JFK. Considering how important it is for a supposedly free country to have an artistic medium which criticizes and inspires careful reflection of authority and misguided policies it's particularly disturbing just how controlled the Hollywood scene is. The author discusses four important people in the recent shaping of American History in film and television, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Chase Brandon and Phil Strub. The first two we all recognize, the latter two were fascinating if not obscure characters to learn about, for they are direct military liaisons between the West Coast and the military establishment. These two men have the single handed ability to shape scripts and even completed movies if they believe it in any way portrays the military in a negative light, even if the subject presented is 100% true. They can withhold military resources used for filming, which could potentially skyrocket the budget of a film and thus make it harder for a director to present their vision. An example would be 13 Days, about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The author does an excellent job of exposing this shady influence in what I would only classify as the slickest form of propaganda I've yet seen from the military establishment. This book is further proof that we as artists and creators need to keep challenging the status quo and to bring to light the uncomfortable truths of our own history, because right now we are suffering from ignorance. This is a relatively small part of the book but, in my opinion, is the single best reason to get it because of how important it is. DiEuginio is a class act and this work is further proof of it.
What can i say? Abraham Lincoln and vampires, on the surface it sounds weird and kind of makes you go hmmm, but having listened to it i have to say this is one of the more surprising reads/listen that I've had in awhile. The story is written in an almost autobiographical way from Lincoln's "Lost Journal" and comes off quite believably. The intertwining of historical fact and butt kicking action is truly unique and makes for a fresh idea that entertains and educates. I learned quite a bit about Lincoln's life from the historical POV and the vampire killing action that acted as the filler between these events gave the book a balanced pace that didn't bore me.
Overall this is an enjoyable listen with a good narrator and a fresh style of fiction writing.
I've only recently taken the red pill and have fallen down the rabbit hole into the world of conspiracies and secret societies and what a ride it's been! Being an author myself, when I first heard of Robert Anton Wilson and his own unique experiences I knew i had to get this book. Quite simply, this book is Awesome! I've never really done drugs but man after listening to this book I feel like i've lived through the sixties and then some, sure it skips around a lot going from time to time and place to place but the way it all comes together as you listen to it is magnificently executed and very reminiscent of how I came across several revelations in my own life, a memory here, a smell there and suddenly everything just clicks.
Now the audio quality isn't exactly the best, it sounds very dated but at the same time the narrator's grating "smoker" voice fits the story quite well and has very much grown on me. He is almost a character unto himself from time to time.
A word of caution though, if you come into this book with no knowledge of "conspiracy theories" or "Illuminati" you might get lost, i've personally read a lot of literature on the subjects and was pleased to see how these two writers connect all the dots to make a cohesive worldview, and regardless of your stance on the subject, if you can open your mind just enough to make it through this book you'll definitely see the world with a new perspective... one way or another.
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