Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. . . . get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
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I don’t understand.

What is it you don’t understand?

This submarine which equals 7,296 Hiroshimas. How can anyone understand that?

Begin with a meditation: To understand Trident say the word “Hiroshima.” Reflect on its meaning for one second. Say and understand “Hiroshima” again. And again. And again. 7,296 times. Assuming you’re able to understand Hiroshima in one second, you’ll need more than two hours to understand Trident. That’s one Trident submarine. To understand the destructive power of the whole Trident fleet, it would take you more than 40 hours, devoting one second to each Hiroshima.

Your meditation is impossible. To understand Hiroshima alone would take a lifetime.

You do understand. Hiroshima was the end of our ability to imagine our destructive power, or to measure its consequences. Trident is the end of the world.

How does one live at the end of the world?

By beginning a new one. The power of thousands of Hiroshimas on their way to Trident submarines comes from the grip of an illusion: our own egos and the murderous security they seek. The force of truth and love, lived in their depths, is a force of unity, of life itself. That force is real. We need to join in a community committed to that nonviolent love force which is the power of the powerless. We need to test the truth of love by betting our lives on it in the world. If a community can experiment deeply enough in a nonviolent love force the White Train of Trident will be stopped. Love will stop the train. Love will stop Trident.
The concerted suppression of any perspective and analysis contrary to the official narrative is the actual source of increasing danger. Censorship is the ultimate tool to smother and extinguish the free exchange of ideas and from this the freedom to think. Robert Heinlein captured the essential power exercised by censorship in his 1949 novel, Revolt in 2100. The story revolved around efforts to overthrow a 100-year theocratic totalitarian United States of America:
I began to sense faintly that secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy ... censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
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It is hard for those who have not lived through the shattering political assassinations of the 1960s to grasp their significance for today. The echoes of the guns that killed President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in rapid succession repeat and repeat and repeat down through the years, and their echoes bang off the walls of all today’s news. Today we are living the consequences of the CIA/national security state’s 1960s takeover of the country. Their message then and now: We, the national security state, rule, we have the guns, the media, and the power to dominate you. You are helpless, they reiterate endlessly. But they lie, and this series, beginning with its first installment, will tell you why. This film will tell you a great deal about life today. It was a time when “democracy” tended toward totalitarianism. In doing so, it sowed the bitter fruit that is poisoning us today. Without understanding the long-standing effects of those years, it is impossible to grasp the deepest dimensions of our current nightmare. Chapter 1 is about the 1950s, the rise of the Cold War with its propaganda, McCarthyism, the development of the military-industrial complex, the CIA, red-baiting, betrayals, blacklists, the abrogation of civil rights, censorship, and the ever present fear of nuclear war that set the stage for the killing fields of the 1960s and the CIA’s ruthless machinations. One could say that the 1950s were the Foundation of Fear upon which the horrors of the 1960s were built, and that now we are reaping the flowers of evil that have sprung up everywhere we look because the evils of those decades have never been addressed.
Inaugurated in 1995 on the September Equinox, today rat haus reality, ratical branch completes its 28th circle ’round the Sun. Gearing up to enter the 29th year inspired composing this Antidote, an accounting of censored and suppressed truths far too many people have witnessed and gone through since 2020. Tuning in to genuine, trustworthy reporting on and intelligent analysis of the state of our world is possible and is being produced by legions of souls operating in their respective divine capacities as independent agents and government watchdogs honoring and serving Life’s needs on Mother Earth. The souls highlighted in this accounting are celebrated for their dedication of bearing witness to and following the polestar of historical truth as it emits a light and illuminates the way we can all likewise be guided by. And in doing so, we can join in the sacred work of supporting the exquisite eons of life exploring itself on our Mother Earth for the seventh generation yet unborn and beyond.
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This is an on-going INDEX of the Humanity Projects being developed at Phinance Technologies. Founded in 2022 by Yuri Nunes (Physics PhD), Carlos Alegria (Physics and Finance PhDs), and former Blackrock fund manager and author Edward Dowd, the resource includes sweeping multi-level data sets and their ongoing analyses and publication.
Over the past several years, Sasha Latypova and Katherine Watt have been combining their respective professional skills—ex-pharmaceutical R&D industry executive and entrepreneur and paralegal with research and writing focus on structural analysis of really big lies respectively—to uncover what has occurred regarding what are accurately defined as demonstration Department of Defense Covid-19 Countermeasures. Latypova, Watt and others attended a 13 Dec 2022 zoom call with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) scheduled by his staff. The memo and its 775 MB of Countermeasures Evidence References and Exhibits is based on publicly available sources and document in exhaustive detail how:
Americans were misled about all Covid-19 “countermeasures,” including those products marketed as “vaccines.” Covid policy was managed by the National Security Council (NSC) acting on war footing and countermeasures were contracted for by the Department of Defense (DoD) and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) without any effective regulatory oversight at any stage along the process. The activities passing as “regulatory processes” appear to have been fraudulent attempts to create color of law and avoid liability for what were clearly criminal acts. These multiple overlapping and mutually reinforcing violations of federal law have imposed serious harms on the American people, including severe injury and death.
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by Edward J. Curtin, Jr., 9 Oct 2023

Four Died Trying Surrounded By a Rogue’s Gallery of US Warfare State Front Men
Consider how, it makes not the slightest difference whether Obama, Trump or covid occupy the Oval Office. Things only move in one direction.
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On 30 March 2022, the Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education, and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, issued a “Joint Statement” on the “Doctrine of Discovery.” The Vatican stopped short of a revocation of the 4 May 1493 papal bull, issuing instead a “repudiation of the doctrine of discovery.”
The context begins with the free existence of our Native nations and peoples, extending back to the beginning of our time through our oral histories and traditions, contrasted with the system of domination that was carried by ship across the ocean and imposed on everyone and everything. From that starting point we end up with a non-Christian view-from-the-shore with our Ancestors looking out at the invading ships sailing from Western Christendom, and a view-from-the-ship perspective, with the colonizers moving toward our Ancestors with the intention of establishing the Christian empire’s system of domination where it did not yet exist. Below we discuss the recent Vatican Statement on the Doctrine of Discovery with a view-from-the-shore perspective, while realizing that the Vatican officials wrote their statement with a view-from-the-ship (church) perspective.
Steven Newcomb has been researching and decoding the doctrine of Christian Discovery since the 1980s. Together with Birgil Kills Straight, a ceremonial leader of the Oglala Lakota Nation, the Indigenous Law Institute was founded in 1992 to begin a global campaign to revoke the 4 May 1493 papal bull, Inter Caetera, which Pope Alexander VI issued shortly after Columbus returned to Western Christendom from the Bahamas.

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A Five-Part Documentary Series by Vera Sharav
Alliance for Human Research Protection, 30 Jan to 3 Feb 2023
In Vera Sharav’s words:
During these de-stabilizing three years, I have come to believe, like many other Holocaust survivors, that our survival was for a purpose. Our fear is that we may be the last witnesses who remember how:
* A highly educated society and its exemplary academic, scientific, and cultural institutions were perverted;
* Moral norms and legal safeguards were discarded;
* The fabric of society was torn apart as segments of the population were disqualified;
* Decent people became agents of industrialized mass murder.
The survivors and family members in this documentary share their knowledge, and their painful memories of the unprecedented industrial-scale human catastrophe.
We believe that the purpose of our survival is not only to remember; but to warn others about how fear and propaganda condition people to follow repressive – even murderous – government dictates.
* We know how the suspension of personal freedom, the suspension of civil rights, and the silencing of dissent, devolve into genocide.
Current invocations of “depopulation solutions” are chilling and foreboding.
* Depopulation is invoked to solve supposed problems such as: “limited resources” and “global warming” and “climate change”;
* An unprecedented mandatory vaccination campaign subjected hundreds of millions of people to an experimental, genetically manipulated injectable product;
* The product’s safety and efficacy were untested;
* Its ingredients are top secret;
* And its promoters referred to this vaccine as the “Final Solution” to the pandemic.
I interpret these ominous verbal references as veiled codes for another planned human catastrophe. That realization propelled me to embark on a project I had never engaged in before – a documentary with the intention to open people’s minds to the current, ominous, genocidal “solutions” that a band of global oligarchs have set in motion.
Another important objective of the documentary was to expose the false narrative that has (for decades) obscured the active participation of multinational corporations, global financiers, and family dynasties – who facilitated and profiteered from the genocidal Nazi regime and its slave labor force.
Never Again is Now Global is the only documentary dealing with the Holocaust directed by a Holocaust survivor. In addition to survivors, our documentary brings together testimonies of children and grandchildren of survivors and victims; German descendants of victims as well as a grandson of Nazi scientists. The participants who expressed their alarm about the current nefarious global operation include doctors, scientists, a Rabbi, and African American freedom fighters.
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Bob Moran: Not Our Future
Steven Newcomb’s decades-long research on the roots and contemporary patterns of the Domination System, are traced from 15th century Vatican papal documents, thru the 1823 US Supreme Court ruling, Johnson v McIntosh, which incorporated those patterns into US property law, to the present day.
In his 2008 book, Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Discovery Newcomb demonstrates how US government officials have used religious concepts of Christendom, often unconsciously, to justify the taking of Native American lands and to deny the independence of Original Free Nations. Uncovering the way in which the conceptions of Doctrines of Domination fit together, Newcomb describes what he terms a Protocol of Domination Vocabulary. A seed of the present day Domination System is the Dum Diversas papal bull of 1452, issued by Pope Nicholas V to King Alphonso of Portugal, which authorizes the King to “invade, capture, vanquish, and subdue all Saracens, pagans and other enemies of Christ ... to reduce their persons to perpetual slavery ... and to take away all their possessions and property and to convert their possessions and properties.”
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Gall-Peters Projection of Mother Earth
“The Psychiatry of COVID-19” - A Conversation with Dr. Emanuel Garcia
Episode 27: Perspectives on the Pandemic, 6 Jul 2022
CDC Admits Once and for All It Has No Basis for Its Claim
That COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause Variants

Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), 20 Jun 2022
Great Reset Playbook: Ukraine
With every mistake, we must surely be learning
Dennis Riches, Lit By Imagination, 29 Dec 2021
International Grand Jury Proceeding
The Peoples’ Court of Public Opinion

Convened 5 Feb 2022
How to BLAST your way to the truth about the origins of COVID-19
Using BLAST is easy. I’m going to show you how easy and how to prove that SARS-Cov-2 is man-made
Dr Ah Kahn Syed, 28 Dec 2021
What if the largest experiment on human beings in history is a failure?
A report from an Indiana life insurance company raises serious concerns.
Robert Malone, MD, MS, 2 Jan 2022
Australian Elders Jubullum Message to All Peoples:
Your DNA Is Sacred
, 17 Oct 2021
Conscience and The Nuremberg Code
Informed Consent, Censorship, and Inalienable Rights

David Ratcliffe, rat haus reality press, 19 Oct 2021
ongoing compilation:
Lawsuits Challenging Covid-19 False Claims
Children’s Health Defense Responds to Biden’s
‘Declaration of War Against Unvaccinated’
In a “deeply disturbing” speech last week, President Biden exhorted medical coercion
of an experimental gene therapy for a virus with a 99% survival rate for a large portion of the population, and for which no one bears financial liability in cases where injuries or deaths occur.
Mary Holland, President & General Counsel, Children’s Health Defense, 13 Sep 2021
Justus R Hope MD: Ivermectin Represents Human Rights
Open Letter and Challenge for Rachel Maddow
Ivermectin: Truth or Consequences

Diane Perlman, 2 Sep 2021
Gold Standard Covid Science in Practice
An Interdisciplinary Symposium Calling for Immediate Intervention

Organized by Doctors for Covid Ethics, Hosted by UK Column, 29-30 July
How Real Science became Fake News
Thirty years ago, the man who taught me quantum mechanics at Harvard wrote that the suppression of debate will be the ‘death of science’. Perhaps he saw the shape of things to come.
Josh Mitteldorf, Experimental Frontiers, 29 Jun 2021
What I Know and Don’t Know about SARS-Cov-2 Virus
Edward Curtin, Behind the Curtain, 19 June 2021
Indian Bar Association Serves Legal Notice on WHO’s Chief Scientist for
Ivermectin Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence in India
, 9 Jun 2021
Systematically Flawed Mortality Statistics
Should Not Be Guiding Science, Medicine or Public Policy

An Evidence Based Postion Presented By A Former Death Certificate Clerk
Joy Fritz, GreenMedinfo, 20 Apr 2021
Data Disaster: A Call for an Investigation
Into the CDC’s Conduct During Covid-19

Stand for Health Freedom Panel, 17 Feb 2021
Catherine Austin Fitts: Mr Global’s Bid for Economic Totalitarianism
and Transhumanism – IF We Allow It

Planet Lockdown Film Interview, mid August 2020
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and
the Global Technocratic Takeover with Alison McDowell

Jason Bosch Interview, 17 May 2020
Lockdown only pushes the severe cases into the future – it will not prevent them
Can we seed future successor-cultures in time?
Collapsologie is the study and elaboration of how industrial civilization as we know it collapses and if it does, what will replace it. Industrial civilization is the use of machinery powered by electricity or any form of energy to carry out various activities. Collapsologie is a neologism developed by Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens in their 2015 book. In an interview, recalling all the data and increasingly disturbing scientific alarms, the authors are calling for an end to denial: “we accept that disasters can occur: they are looming, we must look at them with courage, eyes wide open. To be a catastrophist is neither to be pessimistic nor optimistic, it is to be lucid.”
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10 June 2019: 56 Years On & Inauguration of ratical earth journal
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Oren Lyons Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Steven Newcomb John Trudell

A fundamental blindspot in U.S. society revolves around the question: Where did all this land we call the United States come from? The ongoing legacy of denial of how what is today called the United States came to be and how that has played out over 400-plus years into the 21st century postpones life -nurturing and -respecting timelines from manifesting. Extraordinary possibilities exist for life after empire, provided we as the inheritors of the Empire Domination Model of Christianity are willing to redeem the consequences of the past evermore becoming present. Genocide, dispossession, colonization, forms the core of U.S. history, the very source of the country’s existence. Will it be the future as well? The choice is ours. An analysis of the steadfast denial of the actual foundations and development of U.S. society and culture is explored here with regard to the catastrophic, accelerating changes to Earth’s climate reaching critical mass in recent decades. The way forward requires reestablishing adherence to the Great Law, of reawakening to the spiritual reality of Earth, of Life itself, and throughout the seasons conducting ceremonies of thanksgiving for the Life-giving energies Earth bestows upon all of Creation.

Steven Newcomb at 2015 Parliament of World Religions
I want to acknowledge the ancestors who have loved the land through ceremonial conduct and prayers, based on their insight about the need for sacred relations with Mother Earth, with pristine Waters, and with Life in all its forms and manifestations. I want to acknowledge the original free and independent existence of our Nations and Peoples extending back to the beginning of time through our oral histories and our oral traditions. Yesterday I listened with interest to the plenary session on climate change. It occurred to me that working on climate change without working on Paradigm Change would be a grave mistake. We need a mental and behavioral shift away from the prevailing paradigm of domination, dehumanization, and greed, the symptoms of which are everywhere on planet Earth, our Mother. More than five centuries ago, various popes in Rome, on behalf of Christendom, unleashed the paradigm I’m talking about. It may surprise you to learn that the Empire Domination Model of Christianity was woven by jurists into the laws and policies of the United States, and into the laws and policies of many other countries, such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. That hidden code of Christian Empire has worked for more than five centuries toward the dissolution of our Original Nations and Peoples here on Great Turtle Island and Abya Yala to the south.... We invite you to walk with us on the Sacred Path, in honor of the first principle of our Original Nations: “Respect the Earth as our Mother and have a Sacred Regard for All Living Things.” End the domination. All Our Relations. Wanishi.
Oren Lyons
We always said that we have been told and understand that we’re relatives. Where our white brother will talk about water and trees and animals and fish as resources we talk about them as relatives. That’s a whole different perspective. If you think that they’re relatives and you understand that then you’re going to treat them differently.
[The Peacemaker] said that this Tree of Peace is a spiritual law and represents a spiritual law and the spiritual law is the law of Nature. He told us explicitly, Never challenge this law because you cannot prevail. You will not prevail; wrap your laws, your rules, and your conduct. He said, You, the leaders, when you’re weak as a human being, he said, this tree will give your spine strength. Wrap yourself around this tree because it’s powerful. Do not challenge the laws of Nature because you cannot, you will not, prevail.
There’s a great imbalance of humanity on this Earth and the natural laws don’t abide that. Just the quality of life that comes from all the beings that are here, they’ll be denied our grandchildren. We’re destroying their well-being. We’re really destroying the efforts that they can put forward if they have the respect and knowledge. This style of talking and observation, they tell me, it’s not realistic in today’s times. I suppose not if you’re thinking in terms of Wall Street and you’re thinking in terms of power and authority. But in the long run it is absolutely the law.
Mother Earth has laws and rules and one of them is balance. She will keep the balance regardless. If an element is out of balance, like the population of human beings on this Earth, She will balance it. How She does that we may not like. Most likely it’ll come with disease and this will be very democratic. It will go across people’s lives. It will go across leaders. It will go across everything because really there’s no mercy in Nature. There’s only the law and the rule. I think that’s where we fail and we’re way, way away from that.
This world has to understand the importance of sharing. I know that in the structure of the United States it’s very contrary to that as people are not instructed to share. They’re instructed to gain. They’re instructed to hold to themselves. They’re instructed to gather unto themselves. And they’re rewarded for that. So you have an instruction that’s contrary, very contrary, to this whole concept, if indeed this is what you think is right. But this, I’m simply telling you what our instructions are. Operating under this, I’ve traveled to Indian Nations across North America and Central America. I’m invited to the ceremonies and I always know what’s going on. I may not understand the language and the dances may be different. But I know what is being said. It’s always the same: Thanksgiving to the Creation. Thanksgiving to the life-giving forces of the Earth.
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William Pepper: The magistrate, in his own report, admits that Sirhan was in front of Bob Kennedy; in front of him. Proving our case that Sirhan could not possibly have shot Bob from the rear. The evidence is there. Anyone wants to see it, anyone who wants to look at it, they can. We urge everyone to do that. The question is how long will they be allowed to cover this up? Will it be covered up throughout all of history? That’s really what the goal is.... These two political assassinations have determined the course of history like no other in our lifetime, indeed perhaps in the history of this Republic.... Political assassinations have existed throughout all of the history of human society. It’s an ultimate tactic that is used when you cannot co-opt, compromise, or control in some way a leader or an emerging dissenting force. The ultimate way of stopping that individual, of course, is through assassination. In the ’60s we saw four of those.
Jim Douglass: Martin Luther King had a vision for Humanity: the Beloved Community of a just and peaceful global society and he was prepared to move toward that as he said in his CBC lectures in 1967 where he articulated his final vision. It was published as a book after his death, The Trumpet of Conscience. He said he was hoping to bring whole cities to a halt, beginning with Washington D.C., through massive nonviolent civil disobedience until poverty could be eliminated from not only the United States but from other parts of the world and war and injustice. He had a big vision. That was really the beginning of my investigation. The impact that King’s assassination had on my life and the recognition that his vision, a hopeful, a nonviolent, a redemptive vision for all of humanity, it went to the point where the powers that be were not going to allow it to be carried out. That’s why we should be demanding that the truth be recognized and spoken.
John Judge at home, June 7, 2011
We Are Children Of Earth & Sky
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Castle Romeo 4 megaton nuclear detonation, Bikini Atoll sacrifice, 1954 Mother and child dead on platform at Urakami station ~1 km near Nagasaki epicenter, 10 August 1945; credit: Yosuke Yamahata Kick The Habit, Rob Wout aka Opland, 1981
“Nine nations still threaten to incinerate entire cities, to destroy life on earth, to make our beautiful world uninhabitable for future generations. The development of nuclear weapons signifies not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity. These weapons are not a necessary evil; they are the ultimate evil.”
—Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima survivor, speaking 10 Dec 2017
on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons,
recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
The Ultimate Necessity
of an International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Eli Martin Schotz, M.D., February 2018
“Any talk today of preventing a nuclear war misses the point that we are actually in a nuclear war right now. The question is not how can we prevent a nuclear war, but how will the nuclear war end? Will it end with the weapons abolishing mankind, or will mankind end this war by abolishing nuclear weapons? Just as war is a process, so is peace. Peace is a process of educating people about nuclear war, helping them organize against this war.”
Back from the Brink ~ The Call to Prevent Nuclear War
We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by:
•  renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first
•  ending the sole, unchecked authority of any President to launch a nuclear attack
•  taking US nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
•  cancelling the plan to replace its entire arsenal with enhanced weapons
•  actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear armed states to
eliminate their nuclear arsenals
Back from the Brink ~ Critical Analysis, Resources, Updates
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war is not healthy for children and other living things
Portrait of John F. Kennedy (1967) by Jamie Wyeth
Concerning the extra-constitutional firing of the 35th President, the following is proffered as an antidote to the specific set of illusions and—beginning with the Warren Commission’s Report—conspiracy theories presented by state actors, universities, and the media which promote a fabricated representation of reality through omission, distortion, falsehood, lack of contextual analysis, and disinforming opinion stated as obvious, incontestable fact. The essence of the cover-up is that there is a mystery to debate. There is no mystery. Anyone willing to look can see clearly who killed President Kennedy and why. The WHY of the assassination is the key to the crime and its cover-up. We can know why President Kennedy was assassinated. With this understanding and knowledge we can navigate the turbulent waters surrounding us today with a profoundly informed and deeply rooted sense of the meaning and purpose of our own lives in this irreducible present moment—the only moment we ever have.
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Marking 16 Years of the US Global War Of Terror
Guy Debord: In 1967, in a book entitled The Society of the Spectacle, I showed what the modern spectacle was already in essence: the autocratic reign of the market economy, which had acceded to an irresponsible sovereignty, and the totality of new techniques of government that accompanied this reign....
Spectacular domination’s first priority was to eradicate historical knowledge in general; beginning with just about all rational information and commentary on the most recent past.... With the destruction of history, contemporary events themselves retreat into a remote and fabulous realm of unverifiable stories, uncheckable statistics, unlikely explanations and untenable reasoning....
All experts serve the state and the media and only in that way do they achieve their status. Every expert follows his master, for all former possibilities for independence have been gradually reduced to nil by present society’s mode of organization. The most useful expert, of course, is the one who can lie. With their different motives, those who need experts are falsifiers and fools. Whenever individuals lose the capacity to see things for themselves, the expert is there to offer an absolute reassurance....
Such a perfect democracy constructs its own inconceivable foe, terrorism. Its wish is to be judged by its enemies rather than by its results. The story of terrorism is written by the state and it is therefore highly instructive. The spectators must certainly never know everything about terrorism, but they must always know enough to convince them that, compared with terrorism, everything else must be acceptable, or in any case more rational and democratic.            —    Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, 1988
“It is a sobering thought that better evidence is required to prosecute a shoplifter than is needed to commence a world war.”    —Anthony Scrivener QC, The Times, 5 Oct 2001
“It is different than the Gulf War was, in the sense that it may never end. At least, not in our lifetime.”    —Dick Cheney, 21 Oct 2001
Legend has it the Cold War was closed out in 1991. 10 years later, its Next Generation spawn was inaugurated. 16+ years into this war that will not end “in our lifetime”, it is our moral responsibility to reveal its covert and overt roots and, in doing so, end it given that it is being done in our name every single day.
“Your loyalty belongs to the human race and not to a flag, not to a country that’s supposedly under attack from some mystical force that’s out there that you can’t even identify—I mean, these terrorists, the way they’re presented to us, it’s as if they dropped in from outer space. All you know about them is that they hate you and they want to kill you. You can’t negotiate with them. You can’t talk to them. You can’t understand them. All you can do is kill them. And you got to kill every last one except, you never know.... It’s like the pod people, you know, maybe it’s spread to somebody else and then you’ve got to start killing them.”    —John Judge, 21 Feb 2005
Ed Curtin:
Why I Don’t Speak of 9/11 Anymore, Sep 2016
The Lies of 9/11 Miracle Workers - Review of Bush And Cheney:
        How They Ruined America And The World, 27 Aug 2017
Graeme MacQueen:
Beyond Their Wildest Dreams: Sep 11 and the US Left, 13 Mar 2017
Sep 11: The Pentagon’s B-Movie, 31 Aug 2017
John Judge:
September 11 Omission Report, 9 Sep 2004
Historical Framework: Deep Politics & Covert Operations, 9 Sep 2004
Antidote to September 11 – Exercising Our Imagination:
September 11 Critical Analysis, 16 Feb 2002
What the 9/11 Commission Didn’t Report, 21 Feb 2005
John Judge was an unparalleled historian of the US National Security State. An exemplar earthling, his loyalty was to the human race, not to a flag or a country.
I wanted to see how the economy worked [so in the 1960s] I went to work for banks on Wall Street as a statistician. I became Chase Manhattan’s balance of payments economist. I wanted to find out what is the deficit stemming from? The entire balance of payments deficit in the 1960s when I was working there came from the military spending abroad. So I found out it was really the Vietnam War and allied military spending.
I’ve been spending much of my effort for the last 30 years trying to see how the ancient near east and classical antiquity and medieval Europe all solved their debt crises, basically writing a history of debt crisis showing that every economy has had to cancel the debt. So you could say all my work in economics since the 1960s, more than 50 years, is spent on seeing how society handles its debt crisis.
The industrial economy in America is essentially being emptied out in order to pay the stockowners and about 75 percent of stocks are owned by the richest 5 percent of the population. So if you look at who owns the stock, it’s not the working class, it’s not the middle class, it’s the super rich. The super rich are saying, We’re willing to use all the corporate income to run it down. Basically, the 5 percent have decided that industrial capitalism is over and it’s time to take the money and run. And you take the money and run by just paying out all the income, just to yourselves, leaving the corporation an empty shell.
That’s how the Chicago Boys introduced free markets into Chile after 1974 when Pinochet took over from Allende. It’s the neoliberal model. It’s what happened in Russia after the neoliberals convinced Russia to go along. It’s what’s happening in Greece when you’re just emptying out the economy to pay the bond holders. It’s economic shrinkage. The trick is to get the middle class and the working class to think the stock market is them when the stock market isn’t themselves at all. It’s the five percent.
Greece is the future of where America is going now under the policies of Clinton and Obama and Trump. Either you’re going to have barbarism or you’re going to have a renovation of the economy which means the debt write-down, anti-monopoly legislation, and prosecution of crooks.
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May 29, 2017
by David T. Ratcliffe
Dr. William Francis Pepper, Esq: Martin Luther King was much more than a civil rights leader and that’s what no one in official capacity wants you to know. He had become effectively a world-figure in terms of human rights people and particularly the poor of this earth. That’s where he was going. That’s the area you don’t really get into safely when you start talking about redistributing wealth. Diverting huge sums of money into social welfare programs and health programs and educational programs at the grass roots.
When you start going into that you begin to tread on toes in this country, in the United Kingdom, and in most of the western world. When you start associating with the poor of this planet and the exploitation of what’s happened to whole cultures and tribal cultures in Africa in particular, and you see the results of the exploitation of western colonial powers and when you want to see a movement to not only arrest that process which still goes forward today under different guises but to actually reverse it and to give an opportunity for people to control their destinies and their own natural wealth, that’s dangerous ground to get on.
King was committed, increasingly, to that kind of political view. He wept in India as early as ’60, ’61 when he was there. He had never seen such poverty in such a massive scale. ‘How can people live like this?’ There’s a lot of people live that like this. Why do people live like this? Most of America doesn’t see that. We are a residentially segregated society forever. King saw that, wanted to bridge it and the solutions were too radical, too potentially dangerous. Jefferson was an idol of his. With all of Jefferson’s foibles, remember he said, ‘You need a revolution every 20 years. You need to sweep the room clean every 20 years,’ said Mr. Jefferson. You need that revolution. King believed that as well.
Needed: A Martin Luther King Day of Truth
     William F. Pepper, 21 June 2016
[T]he assassination of Martin King, and all of the other assassinations in the sixties...have to be seen in a historical context. You have to go back effectively, to the compelled death of Socrates, work through Caesar, all the way down and you will see whenever a ruling structure cannot control an errant leader, if they can’t control him in one way or another, ultimately they assassinate him. That has happened throughout history. Americans don’t understand that, so they look upon, as a kind of anomaly...the assassinations in the United States in the sixties, and they’re not. They are a part of a historical process and must be viewed that way. Martin King had to be stopped. The only way to stop him ultimately was to assassinate him and that’s what they did.
—Dr. William F. Pepper, Esq., on release of his book, The Plot To Kill King, 21 Jun 2016
by Ed Curtin:
by Joseph E Green: The MLK 10-Point Program, 2013
  William F. Pepper with Martin Luther King, 1967     
In his “Little Essays of Love and Virtue” Havelock Ellis, writing in 1922, during another period of heralded American prosperity, and perhaps sensing what lay ahead as there would be only seven years before economic disaster struck, said: “all civilisation has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution”. This was, of course, the fear in 1967 and 1968. Martin Luther King Jr was, for the transnational corporations, public enemy number one. He stood in the way of their inexorable consolidation of power. If he had played along as have many of his peers before and after, he would likely be with us today, a wealthy and honored man, a pillar of the state. But he did not choose to play that game and as we have seen the might of the steward state was brought to bear upon him, and to this day the pillars of the American Republic continue to be supported by the same foundation stones of lies and greed which he was determined to crumble to dust and replace.
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2012 Case Study by Cynthia McKinney
I decided that because of the brilliance and the dedication of this gentleman, that in my own PhD leadership studies I would write a paper on him and the type of leadership that he demonstrates.... John Judge is perhaps one of the most important unknown historians of our generation.
From Aaron Carapella, Indigenous Cartographer Extraordinaire:
2 Dec 2016: I have been working on this map for months. It is a gift to the community. You can download your free PDF of this map HERE and use it for digital presentations or to print your own copy. You can also purchase it from me in a poster format. If any modifications need to be made, please don’t hesitate to let me know. We need to think about our Mother Earth and Tribal rights before building pipelines.
File type: PDF; resolution: 3456 x 3960 points; size: 161 MB; page size: 48" x 55"
Proposed Pipelines In Tribal Homelands
Hiroshima Panorama #4
360 degree view span
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Martin Luther King speaking at Riverside Church in NYC, 4 April 1967
Welcome to the Front Door of ratical.org
September 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of this publication library.
Four 2015 essays express two primary interests of this project:
1. Keep the Balance - John Trudell’s understanding of What It Means To Be A Human Being
2. Increasing Consciousness - Outgrowing Our US Exceptionalism Myth by facing US Settler Colonialism
3. An Expanding Light to Dispel the Darkness: A New Movement to Ban Nuclear Weapons
4. Dr. John W. Gofman: His Life, and Research on the Health Effects of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
Dr. John W. Gofman
Dr. Gofman did more than most other medical scientists to warn people about the health effects and dangers of exposure to low dose radiation. He earned a Ph.D. in Nuclear/Physical Chemistry at UC Berkeley in 1943 where his graduate advisor was Glenn Seaborg. He co-discovered Uranium 232 and 233 and was the leader of the Plutonium Group at UCB for the Manhattan Project, where he produced the first 1.2 milligrams of plutonium for J. Robert Oppenheimer. He went on to receive his M.D. degree from UCSF in 1946. He successfully identified high density and low density lipoproteins and made a number of other major discoveries involving cholesterol, coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, and especially cancer. In 1963 he was asked by the Atomic Energy Commission to establish and become the first Director of the Biomedical Research Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to study the “Implications of All Nuclear Energy Programs Upon Man in the Biosphere.” In 1969 he and his colleague Dr. Arthur Tamplin publicly concluded that the dangers of exposure to low-level ionizing radiation were much greater than previously acknowledged and that there was no evidence of a risk-free dose of radiation. By 1973 the US government had de-funded Gofman’s Livermore lab research on chromosomes and cancer. He returned to teaching full-time at UCB and chose an early and active “retirement” in 1974 as Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology, devoting the next 30 years to pro-bono research into human health-effects from radiation. Dr. Gofman produced a wealth of published works that have increased understanding and awareness of the biological hazards of low-level ionizing radiation and was a vital voice of intelligence and clarity calling for the cessation of further nuclear pollution of Grandmother Earth.
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August 2015: 70 years ago, nuclear weapons made extinction of all Life on Earth possible.
That prospective reality never went away and its chances keep increasing.
If we do not abolish nuclear weapons they will surely abolish us.
Announcing a library set of materials from the Feb 28-Mar 1 Helen Caldicott Foundation’s
Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction
Find within Symposium background, complete transcripts of 8 speakers, mp3s of all speakers + Q&As, other educational materials, and means to engage with people working to abolish nuclear weapons.
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It is the non-nuclear-weapon states on whom we must depend to drive a process to ban nuclear weapons, to stigmatize them, to make them socially and politically unacceptable, to make it harder for nations to get away with possessing and upgrading them, and to help the nuclear-weapon states overcome this awful, debilitating addiction. This flips the traditional arms-control approach on its head. The humanitarian initiative is about empowering and mobilizing the rest of the world to say “enough.” It is about shifting the debate from “acceptable,” “safe” numbers of nuclear warheads to their fundamental inhumanity and incompatibility with basic standards of civilized behaviour. It is about taking away from the nuclear-armed states the power to dictate the terms of the debate and to set the agenda—and refusing to perpetuate their exceptionalism.                          —Tim Wright, “A New Movement to Ban Nuclear Weapons

From: Chris Jordan photographic arts: “Edge-walking the lines between beauty and horror, abstraction and representation, the near and the far, the visible and the invisible, Jordan’s images confront the enormous power of humanity’s collective will.”
E Pluribus Unum depicts the names of one million organizations around the world that are devoted to peace, environmental stewardship, social justice, and the preservation of diverse and indigenous culture. The actual number of such organizations is unknown, but estimates range between one and two million, and growing.
Chris Jordan: E Pluribus Unum, 2010 While there are a wealth of disturbing facts visualized by Jordan, still, as with all the eternal opposites, forever joined like two sides of a coin, there is also the “enormous power of humanity’s collective will” to understand and be informed by. This power is what we must ALL engage, direct, and focus, to close the book on the possibility of nuclear annihilation for the sake of the children, all we share Earth with, and all yet to be born and live out their lives here long, long, long after we are gone.
E Pluribus Unum, 2010      24x24 feet, laser etched onto aluminum panels
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The Historical Arc, Past and Present, of
United States Settler Colonialism
Colonization, Dispossession, Genocide Forms the Core of US History, the Very Source of the Country’s Existence
Will It Be The Future As Well?   The Choice Is Ours
The History of the United States is a History of
Settler Colonialism Driven by Land Theft & Genocide
Outgrowing the US Theology of Progress
The History of the United States is a History of Settler Colonialism Driven by Land Theft & Genocide, click image to see hi res and read about it
“Let all that is Indian within you die.”
      —Carlisle Indian School commencement speech
Let all that is Indian within you die, click image to see hi resolution and read about it

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If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it?
You would change the way it educates its children.
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“To civilize the Indians...immerse them in our civilization... and when we get them under...hold them there until they are thoroughly soaked.”
—General Richard Pratt, founder
of the Carlisle Indian School
“Real freedom will come only when we free ourselves of the domination of Western education, Western culture, and the Western way of living.”
—Mahatma Gandhi
William McKinley
campaign poster, July 2, 1900
School Begins
Exponentially Inspired Playing
The 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists (4th-6th graders) rehearsing Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin. The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.
    The Louisville Leopard Percussionists is a non-profit organization offering extracurricular music opportunities to local children at little or no cost. Please help them keep their program going by donating at http://bit.ly/louleopardsdonate.
Led Zeppelin from the 10 December 2007
Celebration Day recording of Kashmir
Mike Luckovich cartoon, 03/27/15: Forebears - Our Founding Fathers
Accountability? We don't need no steenkeen accountability!
Satirists of the brilliance expressed by Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal-Constitution “cartoonist”) tower above the pedestrian level of puerile infotainment pundit-commentators, providing incisive critical analysis of actual reality transpiring on the world scene. It was refreshing to see Mike’s March 27 “Forebears” printed as the daily cartoon in Friday’s Boston Globe Opinion Section. John Judge (rest in peace) liked to point out how, ‘You don’t need to read the news – you can get a much more accurate depiction of world events by simply reading the cartoons!’
“In the frontier wars between 1607 and 1814, Americans forged two elements – unlimited war and irregular war – into their first way of war which is still their way of war. I make throughout the book, connections between the U.S. military today and its foundation in these unrelenting wars that actually went up through 1890 and then moved overseas to the Philippines and the Caribbean with the same generals in the Philippines who had been fighting the Sioux and the Cheyenne in the Northern Plains.”
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, speaking at the Green Apple used bookstore in San Francisco, December 4, 2014, on her new book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, published in September 2014 by Beacon Press. (The recording of this, Part One (from 14:43 to 15:31) of Two is available from Time of Useful Consciousness Radio).
From the Author’s Note (page xiii):
     “I’ve come to realize that a new periodization of US history is needed that traces the Indigenous experience as opposed to the following standard division: Colonial, Revolutionary, Jacksonian, Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrial Revolution and Gilded Age, Overseas Imperialism, Progressivism, World War I, Depression, New Deal, World War II, Cold War, and Vietnam War, followed by contemporary decades. I altered this periodization to better reflect Indigenous experience but not as radically as needs to be done. This is an issue much discussed in current Native American scholarship.
     “I also wanted to set aside the rhetoric of race, not because race and racism are unimportant but to emphasize that Native peoples were colonized and deposed of their territories as distinct peoples - hundreds of nations - not as a racial or ethnic group. "Colonization," "dispossession," "settler colonialism," "genocide" - these are the terms that drill to the core of US history, to the very source of the country’s existence.
     “The charge of genocide, once unacceptable by establishment academic and political classes when applied to the United States, has gained currency as evidence of it has mounted, but it is too often accompanied by an assumption of disappearance. So I realized it was crucial to make the reality and significance of Indigenous peoples’ survival clear throughout the book. Indigenous survival as peoples is due to centuries of resistance and storytelling passed through the generations, and I sought to demonstrate that this survival is dynamic, not passive. Surviving genocide, by whatever means, is resistance: non-Indians must know this in order to more accurately understand the history of the United States.
     “My hope is that this book will be a springboard to dialogue about history, the present reality of Indigenous peoples’ experience, and the meaning and future of the United States itself.”
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How the West Caused the Crisis in Ukraine
Summary: On January 10, 2015 Evanston Neighbors for Peace organized an event with two eminent speakers, John Mearsheimer, Professor at the University of Chicago and Rick Rozoff the foremost investigator of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In part one Prof. Mearsheimer spoke about the origins of the crisis and how to avert the ever heightening risk of war between the United States and Russia. He gave an update of his acclaimed article in the magazine Foreign Affairs: “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault.”
It is widely acknowledged that the expansion eastward of NATO is a major provocation of Russia and a huge and under-reported factor in the origins and the conduct of the war in Ukraine. Few investigative journalists follow the day to day politics of NATO - that are directed largely by the US - as closely as Rick Rozoff. He is the manager of Stop NATO International and has been an active opponent of war, militarism and intervention for over 40 years. He writes on the threat of international militarization and the globalization of NATO.
This is an urgent appeal to pay attention to the crisis in Ukraine where the two largest nuclear powers, the US and Russia are in direct and escalating confrontation. Mearsheimer states emphatically that in the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis is blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong says Mearsheimer: The United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis. Questions in this Q & A period range from who engineered the February 2014 Coup in Ukraine, to what role the Neo-Nazis play.
Credits: Thanks to Dale Lehman, WZRD Chicago, for the recording
Imagine running out of imagine
Mistaking authority for power
Weaving lifes free spirit
Into patterns of control
John Trudell, “Iktomi,”
    Lines from a Mined Mind, p.259
find out about the complete 2014 documentary:
Alive Inside - The Story of Music & Memory
Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, confronts a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. The political system we find ourselves navigating our lives within cannot make life healthier because all such agendas as so-called health care are based on profit, not human needs.
8 December 2014
Fifteenth Anniversary of Verdict in the Martin Luther King Murder Trial
THE  Trial of the 20th Century
Fifteen years ago today the jury reached its verdict in the only trial ever held for the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The trial was conducted in the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Memphis, Tennessee. It began on November 15 and lasted fourteen days. The Plaintiffs were Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, III, Bernice King, Dexter Scott King and Yolanda King. The Defendants were Loyd Jowers and Other Unknown Conspirators. This is the most important trial of the 20th century, and yet most people have never heard of it.
A complete hypertext transcript of the trial is available here on rat haus reality. A good place to start reading this document are the Closing Statements in Volume 14. The King Family Press Conference held the day after the trial is another starting point. Other than the courtroom participants, only Memphis TV reporter Wendell Stacy and Jim Douglass attended that historic trial from beginning to end. Douglass’ article, “The Martin Luther King Conspiracy Exposed in Memphis,” published in Probe Magazine in Spring 2000, is an excellent introduction. See also Douglass Valentine’s “Who Killed Martin Luther King?” and “Deconstructing Kowalski,” as well as William Pepper’s talk at the Modern Times Bookstore on the release of his book, An Act of State - The Execution of Martin Luther King (Verso, 2003).
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  John Judge (1947-2014)  
alternate historian, renowned researcher, educator, investigator, advocate for real democracy
Remarks delivered at the Celebration of the Life of John Patrick Judge
National Press Club, Washington DC, 31 May 2014

A Remembrance by David Ratcliife

Randy Benson’s video archive dedication of John’s life’s work: Judge For Yourself
Morihiro Hosokawa
back online: Worldwatchers Archive
A Tribute To Mae Brussell
an exemplar and the most prolific anti-fascist political researcher of the latter half of the 20th Century.
Our weapons dictate what we are to do. They force us into awful corners.
They give us our living, they sustain our economy, they bolster up our politicians,
they sell our mass media, in short we live by them.
But if they continue to rule us we will also most surely die by them.

Thomas Merton, Cold War Letters (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2006), p. 65.
Trying Not To Give Peace A Chance: (The Ukraine in 50 Years of Context) by Ray McGovern, Consortiumnews, 20 Apr 2014
10 JUNE 1963
The Real Jubilee

JFK American University Address:
Calling For An End To The Cold War
JFK at American U: call to end the Cold War
10 June 2013: Fifty years ago President Kennedy gave the commencement address to the graduating class at American University. In his book, The Improbable Triumvirate: John F. Kennedy, Pope John, Nikita Khrushchev, Saturday Review editor Norman Cousins summed up the significance of that remarkable speech: “At American University on June 10, 1963, President Kennedy proposed an end to the Cold War.” Khrushchev called the American University Address “the greatest speech by any American President since Roosevelt.” This is the real jubilee of 2013, not 22 November.
Learn About Project Unspeakable: What do the ‘Unspeakable’ 1960s assassinations of JFK, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Bobby Kennedy have to do with the ‘Unspeakables’ of today? An opportunity to join with truth-telling.
‘Project Unspeakable’ Asks The Big Questions, NPR, 30 Nov 2013 (05:33 mins)

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We Are All     One Family

Y ou Can Jail The Resisters But Not The Resistance
by Leonard Eiger, Ground Zero Center For Nonviolent Action, 21 Feb 2014
Plowshares 3
We are truly human when we act responsibly to restore harmony and act with love and compassion to restore truth,
transparency and the equitable distribution of the resources endowed by our common Creator.

                                                                —Sister Megan Rice
We were fulfilling our right and duty according to the US-signed Nuremberg Charter that if one knows of one’s government committing a war crime, one has a right and a duty to take steps to try to stop that crime.
                                                                —Greg Boertje-Obed
In heaven Jesus has no arsenal of nuclear weapons. And as we pray in the Our Father prayer:
‘Here on Earth as it is in heaven.’ ... Nuclear weapons are a product of hell and we need to send them back there.

                                                        —Michael Walli
Letters from a Georgia Jail: Anti-Nuclear Activists Await Sentencing,”
by David Cook, Religion & Politics, January 22, 2014

Intelligence & Surveillance
“By leaking a handful of NSA documents, Edward Snowden has given us a glimpse of future U.S. global policy and the changing architecture of power on this planet.”   AND must listen: 35 min. 7/24/13 McCoy I-view on Jeff Blankfort’s Takes on the World prog
              +  Maria Gilardin’s 29 min. broadcast quality production of same from TUCradio.org.
But then it must be asked if we can remove cultural value from one part of our lives without destroying it also in the other parts. Can we justify secrecy, lying, and burglary in our so-called intelligence organizations and yet preserve openness, honesty, and devotion to principle in the rest of our government? Can we subsidize mayhem in the military establishment and yet have peace, order, and respect for human life in the streets? Can we degrade all forms of essential work and yet expect arts and graces to flourish on weekends? And can we ignore all questions of value on the farm and yet have them answered affirmatively in the grocery store and the household?
    The answer is that, though such distinctions can be made theoretically, they cannot be preserved in practice. Values may be corrupted or abolished in only one discipline at the start, but the damage must sooner or later spread to all; it can no more be confined than air pollution. If we corrupt agriculture we corrupt culture, for in nature and within certain invariable social necessities we are one body, and what afflicts the hand will afflict the brain.
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, by Wendell Barry
(San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1977), p. 91.

6 June 2013—Edward Snowden[1][2][3][4]: I’m just another guy who sits there, day to day, in the office, watches what’s happening, and goes, “This is something that’s not our place to decide. The public needs to decide whether these [surveillance] programs and policies are right or wrong.” And I’m willing to go on the record to defend the authenticity of them and say, “I didn’t change these. I didn’t modify the story. This is the truth. This is what’s happening. You should decide whether we need to be doing this.”
     Yeah, I could be, you know, rendered by the CIA. I could have people come after me or any of their third-party partners.... And that’s a fear I’ll live under for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be. You can’t come forward against the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies and be completely free from risk, because they’re such powerful adversaries that no one can meaningfully oppose them. If they want to get you, they’ll get you, in time.
We forget ... that violence is so securely founded among us—in war, in forms of land use, in various methods of economic “growth” and “development”—because it is immensely profitable. People do not become wealthy by treating one another or the world kindly and with respect. Do we not need to remember this? Do we have a single eminent leader who would dare to remind us?
—Wendell Berry, “The Commerce of Violence,” The Progressive, June 2013
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