Book Review: 63 Documents

The government doesn’t want you to read
by Jesse Ventura
Review by Brian R. Wright

Review first published 12/16/2011.

Nice little compendium of what many of us longtimers in the Truth and Freedom Movement (TFM) have known for some time, but perhaps not realized the source material for. The Governor has performed a wonderful public service by compiling 63 documents—actually 63 sets of documents—on US government (USG) crimes, atrocities, and coverups … and precursors of USG crimes, atrocities, and coverups. Everything from JFK deciding to pull out the troops from Vietnam (pretext for his assassination) to the USG letting a major pharmaceutical company distribute a pesticide for spraying that imperiled the honeybees is covered.

If you believe in things like making a pact with the devil, you might say that our own intelligence agencies did just that at the end of World War 2. That’s when we started giving many of Hitler’s top henchmen not only sanctuary in our country, but putting these same Nazis to work for us. The Cold War with the Soviet Union was beginning—and the excuse was that we needed every bit of expertise, scientific and otherwise, that we could get.

It almost seems to me that the Cold War was staged so the weapons manufacturers and others could make money off it. Otherwise, how could we go from being allies with the Russians all through the war to their becoming our bitter enemies almost overnight? As Colonel Fletcher Prouty once said, “Nothing just happens, everything is planned.”
— page 60

All These Docs Are Government Docs

In fact, the book should have been named more accurately, 63 Sets of Government Documents that the Government Didn’t Really Plan on You Reading. Most of them were classified at one time or another, but some of them slipped thru the bureaucratic cracks, and others were obtained via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. What I like about Jesse Ventura writing something like this—with Dick Russell—is that he sounds like a fairly ordinary guy. Not some Alex Jones or Jim Marrs knowledgeable expert who has been studying the invisible government and Men of the Power Sickness (MOPS) forever. For example, when he discusses the Pentagon’s non-response on 9/11:

The question that’s haunted me from day one is how come the world’s biggest military superpower was somehow oblivious to rogue airliners in American air space for more than an hour, and our top brass seemed so befuddled in terms of dealing with hijackers apparently using these four planes as flying bombs. Why couldn’t our fighter jets intercept at least one of them? — page 217

His prose reveals an innocence of the common man, as if so many people we know would have the same reaction. Fact is, with his recent TruTV Show ‘Conspiracy Theory’ and his other MOPS investigations, Ventura has become a modern-day Alice in Wonderland. So now, when he appears on, say, the Alex Jones Show at, he’s ‘been there, done that,’ and thus has effectively emerged as a leading credible spokesman for exposing the plain truth and confronting the evildoers. [Which is why I’ve always considered Jesse an ideal libertarian candidate for President, or perhaps the dream ticket Ron Paul/Jesse Ventura 2012.] The book leaves you with the following quote:

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul this unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of statesmanship. – Theodore Roosevelt

Ol’ Roughrider Imperialista himself blows the whistle on the hidden government operating in his time, though he certainly had many blind spots when it came to hanging with the Money Power. The quote shows where Jesse’s heart is. Further, as a governor of Minnesota, he had to become aware of the multifarious economic interests that sought favor from the public trough… and compliant executives. 63 Documents should go a long way in identifying the people and machinery behind some of the biggest government crimes in history. Here are 10 from the list:

  • The CIA’s secret assassination manual
  • Operation Northwoods (blow up an airliner of Americans, blame the Cubans)
  • Turning blind eye to genocide in Rwanda
  • ‘Emergency’ detention camps and civilian inmate labor program
  • The Bushwhackers stealing the 2004 election
  • Military experiments on our own troops without consent
  • Nixon’s use of CIA and FBI to crack down on youthful dissent
  • Free fall of World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11/2001
  • Bush’s justification for torture and Guantanamo atrocities
  • USG and state department role in the international drug trade

It’s an easy book to read, Ventura gives a one or two page intro to the set of documents, then provides the documents. The documents are condensed from their normal 8.5″ x 11″ size, so the wording and few images show up smaller than comfortable for many readers. But I did find myself occasionally validating that what the author says is actually present. At some level one says, “Hey, I believe you, what’s the point in reading the details. Let’s just prosecute the mother f***ers and separate them from decent human society. Most of them are Americans; it’s our job to bring them to justice.”

There’s the rub. What Ventura provides in 63 Documents is a start on the evidence needed to convict hundreds, even thousands, of public officials for high crimes and treason. IMHO the TFM needs to support a Citizens Grand Jury General Prosecution of Crimes and Atrocities by Government Officials and their Hirelings. How do we get something like that organized? If it is true that the government isn’t evil itself because it has been infiltrated by a rogue network of conspirators—the extent and number of these crimes is so wretchedly high—when does that rogue network become indistinguishable from the USG itself? I’ve unsubscribed from this USG, which is merely a pack of gangsters, and I suggest you do so, too.

Jesse states his objective at the outset:

“I’ve put together this book because it’s become crystal clear that our democracy has been undermined from within and it’s been going on for a long time. We the people have got to wake up and start demanding accountability!”

Multiple stars. Jesse Ventura for President!

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