Book Review: Conspiracy Theory in America (2013)

The Conspiracy Theory [and Proof] of 20th-21st Century ‘Conspiracy Theory’
by Lance deHaven-Smith (University of Texas Press)

conspiracy_theoryThis marvelous book is a deep, practical scholarly dissection of the origin and application of the term ‘conspiracy theory,’ particularly in America in the late 20th century. DeHaven-Smith is Professor in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University and former president of the Florida Political Science Association; he’s written several books and appeared on numerous national mainstream-media news and talk shows, as well as Alex Jones’ Infowars and other alternative outlets.

This investigation goes straight to the heart of the problem of the coercive state and its sycophants in mainstream academia and media (academedia) who dismiss causal ex- planations of political events with the simple utterance, “Well, that’s only a conspiracy theory.” From the book description on Amazon:

From the book description on Amazon: Ever since the Warren Commission concluded that a lone gunman assassinated President John F. Kennedy, people who doubt that finding have been widely dismissed as conspiracy theorists, despite credible evidence that right-wing elements in the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service—and possibly even senior government officials, and/or the Israeli state—were also involved. Why has suspicion of criminal wrongdoing at the highest levels of government been rejected out-of-hand as paranoid thinking akin to superstition?

Conspiracy Theory in America investigates how the Founders’ hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today’s blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition. Lance deHaven-Smith reveals that the term “conspiracy theory” entered the American lexicon of political speech to deflect criticism of the Warren Commission and traces it back to a CIA propaganda campaign to discredit doubters of the commission’s report.

He asks tough questions and connects the dots among five decades’ worth of suspicious events, including the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the attempted assassinations of George Wallace and Ronald Reagan, the crimes of Watergate, the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages deal, the disputed presidential elections of 2000 and 2004, the major defense failure of 9/11, and the subsequent anthrax letter attacks. Continue reading

Brian’s Column: George HWB, You Manifestly Deserve the Best…

… front row seat that Hell has to offer, I only wish it weren’t solely a metaphor
By Brian R. Wright

Amazingly, my preawakened dear twin ones who still relish the powder puffs and crocodile tears of official mainstream Sunday TV hagiography for recently departed grand poobahs of US officialdom accused me of fomenting hate and worse when I passed along this understated Tweet from Ms. Caitlin Johnstone:

Part of the problem lies in the fact that neither of my loved ones uses or presumably likes Twitter. In any case, I felt the need to follow up to give the overwhelming substance that indicts the pontificating paragon of the New World Order, George Herman Walker Bush.

“Okay, I’ll just send the pertinent Webpage link henceforth, in this case, not be hatin’, rather carryin’ the deepest message of LOVE for all the victims of any particular departed NWO beast or other tyrant the mainstream chokes on in their teary accolades. From Caitlin:

If a man kills a lot of people, then his legacy is that of a mass murderer. There is nothing else anyone could possibly accomplish in his lifetime that could eclipse the significance of the act of violently ripping the life out of thousands of human bodies. I don’t care if you started a charity, if you gave a graduation speech, or if you loved your wife very much. If you committed war crimes, knowingly targeted civilian shelters, and deliberately targeted a nation’s civilian infrastructure to gain a strategic advantage after the conclusion of a war based on lies, then you are a mass murderer who may have also done some other far less significant things during the rest of your time on this planet. That is who you are.

“The column only touches the Iraq I aggression highlights of this particular monster–look up depleted uranium. When any of these mass-atrocity generators or collaborators bites the dust, the only sane response is relief… and mourning for his dead or damaged prey. It’s our responsibility as rational beings caring for our fellow humanity to know the facts, expose any remaining crimes, and remember those upon whom he committed the horrific acts he directly perpetrated and/or facilitated.

“Failure to do so is betrayal of the victims.

“I’m sure you both agree we want nothing but love for the millions of them.”

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Guest Column: Swamp Things in Chantilly

Trump to send his CFR reps to the Bilderberg meeting
By Bob Livingston, Personal Liberty [Original column here]

President Donald Trump, his agenda and his recent chiding of Angela Merkel and NATO members are sure to be leading conversation topics at the annual Bilderberg meeting that kicks off tomorrow at Chantilly, Virginia.

The three-day summit of billionaires, politicos, royalty, media moguls and establishment/ globalist types convenes each year behind walls of security guards, bricks and specially-planted flora to discuss opening borders, printing money, starting wars and to set in motion world events for their benefit. And since Trump has – seemingly, at least – upset their apple cart, he’s sure to be topic No. 1.

But don’t worry. He sent along members of his team who will be right at home smoozing with the collectivist bigwigs; cabinet members incluiding Council on Foreign Relations members H.R. McMaster and Christopher Liddell. McMaster doubles as Trump’s National Security Advisor and Liddell as White House Director of Strategic Initiatives. These are just two of the swamp creatures Trump’s employed to “drain it.” Continue reading

The Bad War (2d edition, 2017)

The truth never told about World War 2 (10/10)
by MS King (reviewed by Brian R. Wright)

The turning point book of the century?

One thing I can say right off the bat, if you give this (what looks like a coffee table book) to your friends next Christmas—unfortunately the printed book does not seem to be available with a color interior (yet)—be prepared for an upheaval in your relationships with those friends. Mike King’s book will radically change the way you look at international affairs, forever… even if you find his facts and points of view disagreeable. I did not. Indeed, I found the gist of what he says inspirational and restorative— though I do have some significant caveats. [Mainly these have to do with what appear to be different ideology: King being more comfortable with the nation-state life form and myself having decided that we the people have been victims of nationalism of any kind long enough. (Though the US Constitution and First Principles of the Declaration I deem sacred enough to accede to governments properly confined by them… so long as people’s independent grand juries are invoked to keep them honest.)]

The positives

Lately, I’m coming to find this iconic statement by the Father of Modern State Propaganda, Edward Bernays, to be pertinent across the whole of roughly the previous 170 years of so-called Western Civilization:

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who run this unseen mechanism constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling power of our country.” (Propaganda, 1928)

In other words, we’ve been lied to from infancy, or at the very minimum, kindergarten. By whom? Well, the Men of the Power Sickness, of course (my generic term), or ‘the DIPs (Dominant Inbred Psychopaths),’ to use a more exact phrase from Islamic scholar and commentator on MOPS/DIPs false-flag terror acts, Dr. Kevin Barrett. Author King for the first time reveals to me just how deep and pervasive the cultural brainwashing has gone; I had always held as a basic premise the Main Construct (from the Bad War sales page): Continue reading

Brian’s Column: Paean to 911-Truth Advent Day (2/18/17)

Open Letter to Humankind re: Advent Day for 9/11 Truth and Justice
Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 18 February 2017, Nation of Islam Founders’ Day
by Brian R. Wright

Here’s the whole enchilada: the best overall presentations and exposes of the 9/11 Big Lie (, as well as who are the most likely perpetrators needing to be brought before an independent people’s federal grand jury… or (for suspects who are citizens of other countries) an international tribunal that functions as a people’s grand jury.

The above link shows a remarkable presentation that I attended in Detroit at the gathering of Nation of Islam (NOI). I covered in my Coffee Coaster column here ( You are in for a treat, though admittedly the eye-opening can be painful. The main video has been recomposed to correct some errors in the projection process toward the beginning. The correction makes it incredibly powerful from its wonderful introduction right from the beginning all the way through.

The speakers are a perfect selection of the absolute BEST of the 9/11 Truth movement. It is practically divine inspiration and providence that they were invited for the same program and were able to come to Detroit as special esteemed guests of the NOI. Their background and vital topics of presentation are identified in an earlier CC column here ( Continue reading

Brian’s Column: Letting Go of ‘the Noise,’ Part 2

Making the right choices regarding Humpty Dumpty and the king’s men and horses

From Part 1 of this column, I stated:

“I’m addressing the column to Americans, mainly. ‘We the people’ still have a window of time available—a few months, a year, not much more than that—to put our own Humpty Dumpty back together… before the newly imposed US king and king’s men visit our homeboy “USA! USA! USA!” masses with the same acts of kindness bestowed upon Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and all the other ungrateful countries of the world during the former emperor’s eight-year term… and the elite redneck dictator’s regime before that… and the slick pedophile’s one before that… and…. We need to act fast, though.”

The Political Solutions

Then, I said I’d get back to the political solutions after discussing the only spiritual found- ation that renders these solutions possible, even straightforward. Once people discard the noise in their heads, they’ll know enough to eliminate the sources of this noise in the political environment: chiefly deception suborning aggression. By? Well, by our old friends the Men of the Power Sickness. The quick and easy way to eliminate the political noise sources is threefold (per the Trumanist Philosophy), using the following steps and metaphors:

  1. Wake: Expose official lies leading to  ‘high-crime’ assaults on the people
  2. Stand: Bring justice via people’s grand juries against such lie-crimes
  3. Walk: (Each) declare our Independent Being psychologically and politically

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Brian’s Column: Letting Go of ‘The Noise,’ Part 1

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” in a world often seeming Hellbound in a handbasket

Part 1 of 2

No, this isn’t a Norman Vincent Peale rave about the power of positive thinking… or extolling the so-called Secret where wishing makes it so (or at least much more likely). Rather an attempt at some constructive cognition on how we as psych-ologically independent individuals can put our minds to rest, and thereby, in the long run, bring a semblance of sanity to the social environment that has become so overwhelming.

I’m addressing the column to Americans, mainly. ‘We the people’ still have a window of time available—a few months, a year, not much more than that—to put our own Humpty Dumpty back together… before the newly imposed US king and king’s men visit our homeboy “USA! USA! USA!” masses with the same acts of kindness bestowed upon Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and all the other ungrateful countries of the world during the former emperor’s eight-year term… and the elite redneck dictator’s regime before that… and the slick pedophile’s one before that… and…. We need to act fast, though.

I’ll get to the direct political cures in Part 2 of this post. They’re simple, yet require modest courage… on a wide scale. Many hands make light work. Continue reading