Read, Reflect, and Remember
"Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
"... as good almost kill a Man as kill a good Book; who kills a Man kills a reasonable creature, ... but he who destroys a good Book, kills reason itself, ... Many a man lives a burden to the Earth; but a good Book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
"And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licencing and prohibiting to doubt her strength. Let her and Falshood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?"
-- Areopagitica, by John Milton. A speech to the Parliament of England concerning the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing (1644)
Books, Articles, Quotations, Authors and relevant subject matter
John J. Robinson:
Bernard de Clairvaux:
Sir James George Frazer:
Charles Sanders Peirce:
Camillo Mac Bica:
Robert Jay Lifton:
Film Special Features / Documentaries / Interviews:
- J. R. R. Tolkien
- Stephen King and G. R. R. Martin
- Gene Roddenberry
- Nicholas Meyer
- Dean Parisot (Director), Producers, Cast, and Crew
U.S. Imperial Quagmires:
- Michael Parenti
- Frances FitzGerald
- Barbara Tuchman
- David Halberstam
- Stanley Karnow
S. I. Hayakawa:
Admiral Gene Laroque:
Chas W. Freeman:
James Howard Kunstler:
Patrick Armstrong - Russia Observer:
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos:
Russell “Texas” Bentley:
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D.
Ted Galen Carpenter:
Brian Berletic, The New Atlas:
Real Politic with Mark Sleboda:
Peter Van Buren:
David Ignatius -- the best example of bad opinion writing:
Caitlin Johnstone (Freelance Australian Artist/Journalist):
- Israeli Intelligence Suddenly Knows Exactly Where Hamas Is
- Dying for Inches in Ukraine
- More Evidence That The US Is Trying To Prolong This War
- Keith Olbermann Wants Jimmy Dore Banned From All Platforms
- For Every Whistleblower They Make An Example Of, They Prevent A Thousand More
- Warmongers Should Be Treated Like Serial Killers And Child Rapists
- “We’ve Got To Fight Disinformation,” Says Empire Made Entirely Of Disinformation
- You’re Not SUPPOSED To Trust The Government: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
- The Right And Wrong Lessons From Afghanistan: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
- ‘Rules-Based International Order’ Means Washington-Based International Order
- The Lie That A Kinder, Gentler US Empire Is Possible
- The Left Will Never Achieve Its Goals Until It Prioritizes Countering Establishment Propaganda
- Fifteen Thoughts On Palestine
- The Mainstream Worldview Is As Garbage As Mainstream Music And Movies
- Everything The West Claims It Values Is Invalidated By Its Treatment Of Assange
- BREAKING: Anonymous Sources Say US-Targeted Government Did An Invisible Bad Thing
- Thoughts On The Iraq Invasion
- Consent That’s Manufactured By Propaganda Is Not Informed Consent
- US Bombs Syria And Ridiculously Claims Self Defense
- The Next Two Years Will Be The Democratic Party At Its Most Transparent
- You Counter Trumpism By Ending The Conditions Which Created It, Not With Authoritarian Policies
- Mass Media Propaganda Is Enemy #1: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
- Why It’s Good To Push Politicians To Do The Right Thing (Even When They Probably Won’t)
- The Washington Post Can’t Stop Babbling About Russians ‘Hacking Our Minds’
- Secret, Invisible Evidence Of Russian Hacking Is Not Actually Evidence
- This Is Your Brain On Echo Chambers: Right Calls Biden A Xi Puppet As He Packs His Cabinet With China Hawks
- Oligarchic Imperialism Is The New Dominant World Religion
- The Correct Response To “Give Biden A Chance”: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
- Biden Will Likely Be Worse Than Obama. The Left Must Lead The Backlash, Or The Right Will
- US Murder Machine Now Under Competent Management
- If Biden Wins, Russiagate Will Magically Morph Into Chinagate
- WaPo Publishes Paranoid Screed Cautioning Readers Not To Let Russia Make Them Paranoid
- All Russiagate Did Was Advance Pre-Existing Agendas Of The Same Spy Agencies Who Started It
- MSM Promotes Yet Another CIA Press Release As News
- Response To Trump Covid Diagnosis Shows His ‘Opposition’ Always Saw Him As Part Of The Club
- The Idiotic Claim That Other Nations Are ‘Disrupting The Public Conversation’ On US Politics
- Russia Could Never Discredit The US Empire The Way These Guys Just Did
- Stephen Cohen Has Died. Remember His Urgent Warnings Against The New Cold War
- RBG Death Means Two-Headed Uniparty Will Threaten Americans With Removal Of Civil Rights
- Democrats Ignore US Military’s Refutation Of ‘Russian Bounties’ Story
- Cancel Government Secrecy: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
- You Can Have Peace Or The US Empire. You Can’t Have Both
- "Let's Be Real - President Biden Would Probably Be More Hawkish Than Trump"
- "Hollywood Celebrities Are Psyops Wrapped In Human Skin"
- "DNC Scrambles To Change Debate Threshold After Gabbard Qualifies"
- "Dems Converge Around Dementia-Addled Warmonger Ahead Of Super Tuesday"
- "To Be Assanged: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix"
- "We’re Asking One Question In Assange’s Case: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes?"
- "Intelligence Sources: All Candidates Are Russian Agents But Pete Buttigieg"
- "Bloomberg’s Rising Polls Show The Power Of Billionaire Narrative Control"
- "Op-Ed: Dems Should Do The Sensible Thing And Nominate A Moderate Rapacious Psychopath"
- "Trump Supporters Are George W Bush Supporters LARPing As Ron Paul Supporters"
- "Puppet Pete Says Revolution And The Status Quo Aren’t Mutually Exclusive"
- "Big Buttigieg Bloviations: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix"
- "The Myth Of Incompetence: DNC Scandals Are A Feature, Not A Bug"
- "DNC Completely Loses Public Trust In Its Primary Process On Very First Day"
- "#Resistance Hero John Bolton: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix"
- "The Establishment Doesn’t Fear Trump, And It Doesn’t Fear Bernie. It Fears You."
- "Iran Must Begin Acting Like A Normal Nation, Says Totally Normal Nation"
- "Iran, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix"
- "Democrats Outraged At Republican Accusations Of Foreign Loyalty"
- "Why I Don’t Criticize Russia, China, Or Other Unabsorbed Governments"
Fred Reed (expatriate curmudgeon):
C. J. Hopkins (expatriate playwright and satirist):
William I. Robinson
Assorted Internet Articles
Transcripts of Internet Interviews, Videos, and Podcasts:
- "Interview: Judge Napolitano's sit down with Robert F. Kennedy Jr."
- "Ania, Larry and Me"
- "Douglas Macgregor & Kim Iversen: The Russians Have 750.000 Troops Ready to Attack"
- "Trump Tweet: Briefing on so-called ‘Russian Hacking’ delayed ‘til Friday."
- "Dr Robert Zubrin talks Humans to Mars using Space-X Starship"
- "Jane Mayer / The Koch Brothers and the Weaponizing of Philanthropy"
- "Saagar Enjeti REVEALS Pentagon Plot To Manufacture Consent For NEVER Leaving Afghanistan"
- "Democrats' Russophobia Hid Trump's Real Crimes"
- "Noam Chomsky: Democrats May Have Handed Trump the 2020 Election"
- "Interview with Don Webb, editor of Bewildering Stories"
- The Jimmy Dore Show
- Pushback - The Grayzone
- Scott Horton radio - antiwar.com
- The Duran
- Russia-US security agreement. Conflict on two fronts w/ Jeffrey Sachs
- Reality smacks NATO in Vilnius. Zelensky trapped and isolated
- EU peacekeepers in Ukraine. Spy games. Lukashenko, Belarus invasion being prepared
- West MSM Ukraine Soldiers Bakhmut 4 hours Life Expectancy; Scholz Macron Urge Zelensky Make Peace, West Without Plan
- Biden Insults Putin Warsaw, Putin Sanctions Have Failed
- 'He who fights to negotiate, loses.' Time is running out for Zelensky
- Putin signs sanctions decree. Pentagon claims Russia’s progress in Donbass slow
- Political and economic problems plague collective west: Episode 1265
- The first casualty of War is Truth (Live w/Scott Ritter)
- Ukraine Asks NATO for Western Weapons as Donbass Military Crisis Deepens
- Negotiations in Turkey, more fog of war (with Glenn Diesen)
- Ukraine offers, then rejects, neutral status like Austria or Sweden (Live)
- Russia Claims Breakthrough in Mariupol as India Buys Russian Oil and China Prepares to Meet US
- System collapse. Biden turns to Iran & Venezuela for help (Live)
- Oil Price Surges as Blinken Floats Block on Russian Oil Imports, China Says Friendship with Russia “Rock Solid”, etc.
- Russia Encircles Ukrainian Army in Donbass, Negotiates ‘Humanitarian Convoys’ with Kiev
- Ukraine Crisis: West Wages Economic War Against Russia as Ukrainian Army Faces Encirclement
- MASSIVE ESCALATION: US & EU sanction Russia’s Central Bank (Live)
- As Afghanistan falls into Taliban hands, will the US really pull out?
- Switzerland walks away from EU takeover deal
- Biden’s Looming Afghan Debacle: Worst Since Fall of Saigon
- Biden begins Syria military build up. Region braces for “Assad Must Go” narrative
- Disgraceful delay! Republican Senate finally approves subpoenas for Russiagate ringleaders (Video)
- Republican Senators sabotage Trump with final Russiagate Report (Video)
- MSNBC’s Chris Matthews goes WW2 on Bernie after Nevada win (Video)
- Same, lame Russia meddling BS. Trump & Bernie react in completely different ways (Video)
- Mike Bloomberg is paying & paving the way for Hillary Clinton (Video)
- Senate report gives cover to Obama White House targeting Trump (Video)
- DNC launches Shadow App to screw Bernie again in Iowa caucus (Video)
- UK MI6 dumps Steele in plan to mend fences with Trump White House (Video)
- Bolton, Vindman twins & NYT conspire to damage Trump during Senate trial (Video)
- Debunking claim Bill Clinton turned over 90,000 docs during his impeachment (Video)
- Adam Schiff stuns Senate, reveals Russia set to attack U.S. mainland (Video)
- Trump stops neocon drive towards war with Iran (Video)
- The mystery behind the Iraq withdrawal letter (Video)
- Wikileaks releases OPCW e-mail exchange exposing Syria false flag cover-up (Video)
- The Guardian admits spreading fake news about Russia smuggling Assange out of Ecuador Embassy (Video)
- Sanctions on Nord Stream 2, last ditch effort to stop Russian-German energy checkmate (Video)
- Beyond Clown Show: Pelosi hints at delay sending impeachment articles to Senate (Video)
- Putin: ‘Dems DREAMT UP idea of pressure being exerted on Ukraine’ (Video)
- Don’t be fooled by “no political bias” lie. Horowitz testimony crushed FBI coup (Video)
- No witnesses, no long trial. Republicans want quick end to Ukraine impeachment hoax (Video)
- The Keiser Report
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- The Real News Network
- The New Atlas:
- Reminiscence of the Future:
- Moon of Alabama:
- The Vineyard of the Saker:
- The Barrow Downs Discussion Forum:
- Bracing Views: