Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dave Emory Interviews Edward T. Haslam


Recommended Listening:  On the August 18th, 1996 episode of his radio show For the Record, political researcher Dave Emory interviews Edward Haslam, author of DR. MARY'S MONKEY, regarding the link between the JFK assassination and the bizarre 1964 murder of cancer researcher Dr. Mary Sherman....


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mae Brussell on Charles Manson

In Chapter One of my first book, Cryptoscatology:  Conspiracy Theory as Art Form, I wrote the following about the late Mae Brussell (1922-1988), sometimes referred to as "the Queen of Conspiracies":

Brussell’s skills as a political researcher were beyond reproach.  Brussell wrote about Watergate before The Washington Post.[1]  I refer interested researchers to the compilation The Mae Brussell Reader, released by Prevailing Winds in 1991, if you wish to judge Brussell’s reportage for yourself.  As famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh once said of Brussell, “She’s crazy, but she’s right.”  Alas, mainstream publications are very often neither crazy nor right.



[1] Indeed, she did so in the pages of Paul Krassner’s underground magazine The Realist.

If you would like to know more about Brussell and her groundbreaking work, I recommend listening to her 10-13-71 radio broadcast about Charles Manson and his followers:


Monday, November 20, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Ah, I begin to understand," said the Wizard, nodding his head.  "But I have another question to ask:  How does it happen that the Thists have no King to rule over them?"

"Hush!" whispered the High Coco-Lorum, looking uneasily around to make sure they were not overheard.  "In reality, I am the King, but the people don't know it.  They think they rule themselves, but the fact is I have everything my own way.  No one else knows anything about our laws, and so I make the laws to suit myself.  If any oppose me, or question my acts, I tell them it's the law, and that settles it.  If I called myself King, however, and wore a crown and lived in royal state, the people would not like me, and might do me harm.  As the High Coco-Lorum of Thi, I'm considered a very agreeable person."

"It seems a very clever arrangement," said the Wizard.


--L. Frank Baum, THE LOST PRINCESS OF OZ, 1917


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dr. Ewen Cameron and MK-Ultra

From Joe O'Connor's 11-13-17 National Post article entitled "'What They Did To My Mother Was Torture':  The Daughter of a CIA Brainwashing Victim Looks For Justice":

"On October 9, 1957, Dr. Ewen Cameron, a Scottish-born psychiatrist and director of the Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University in Montreal noted that his 33-year-old patient, Jean Steel, was on her 23rd day of drug-induced sleep.

"Steel had undergone four electroconvulsive shock-therapy treatments. Several more were planned. In previous days, while awake, she had shown some aggressiveness toward staff, behaviour Cameron felt needed to be 'broken up.'

"He wondered whether it might be useful for her to watch a 'movie where hostility was well expressed,' as a way of working out her own 'hostilities.' A librarian was tasked with finding something suitable. She had not been weighed in several weeks. Temperature recordings were taken of her 'earlobes and feet.'

"'Once the patient is de-patterned we will start psychic driving,' Cameron wrote. 'She is rather restive and antagonistic when awake, but not nearly as difficult as she was when she started.'

"Garnet Steel met Jean Watts in Montreal in the 1940s. He was in the army. She liked to dance. He called her 'Jeanie.' They fell in love, married, honeymooned in New York City and settled in the Eastern Townships south of Montreal. They played bridge, curled and had loads of friends.

"The couple had a child who died a few months after birth, but in 1952 they had another, a daughter named Alison. She was healthy and gorgeous, but Jeanie found she couldn’t cope. She sank into a sadness that wouldn’t lift. Her parents back in Montreal began asking around. They heard about this Dr. Cameron at the Allan, a past-president of the American Psychiatric Association. They heard he was the best.  Jeanie Steel was admitted to the AMI for treatment on May 1, 1957.

"'What they did to my mother was torture,' Alison Steel, now 65, says from Knowlton, Que. 'It is horrific. It is unbelievable.'"

"What wasn’t publicly known in 1957, and what would not be revealed until decades later, was that Cameron’s work at AMI was funded in part by the Central Intelligence Agency as part of Project MK-Ultra, a covert program in human mind control — brainwashing."

To read the rest of O'Connor's article, click HERE.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DEEP STATE BLUES REDUX

On Monday, November 13th, I returned to the DEEP STATE BLUES radio show hosted by Badbaby and Steve Olson to discuss the genesis of my latest book UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES, a darkly satirical novel about a young stand-up comedian who must adapt as best he can to an apocalyptic virus that affects only the humor centers of the brain.  We explore the real world inspirations for this novel which include such delightful cryptoscatological topics as mass government surveillance run amok, covert CIA mind control programs that can be traced at least as far back as WWII, the ongoing War Against the Imagination, brainwashing in the American educational system, the historical connection between psychological warfare and science fiction, the questionable suicide of an FBI agent investigating the Democratic National Committee's fundraising scandal, the mysterious suppression of Hunter S. Thompson's final book of letters, and the misadventures of an underage male prostitution ring in the White House.  This interview is about eighty minutes long.  If you want to hear it, simply click on the link below....


Monday, November 13, 2017

A Box of Dead Dogs!

A package overbrimming with copies of my latest book, UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES, has just arrived in the mail.  I'm told that those of you who pre-ordered the book are already receiving their copies.  Since the novel is not officially released until November 21st, that means there's still time for you stragglers out there to pre-order this beast.  (The world is veritably TREMBLING in anticipation!)

Click HERE to pre-order your copy of UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES!


Here's the back cover copy ballyhoo:

A young stand-up comedian must adapt to an apocalyptic virus affecting people’s sense of humor in this darkly satirical debut novel.

What happens when all humor is wiped off the face of the Earth?

Around the world, an unusual viral plague is striking the population. The virus attacks only one particular section of the brain. It isn’t fatal, but it results in the victim’s sense of humor being obliterated. No one is immune.

Elliot Greeley, a young stand-up comedian starving his way through alternative comedy clubs in Los Angeles, isn’t even certain the virus is real at first. But as the pandemic begins to eat away at the very heart of civilization itself, the virus affects Elliot and his close knit group of comedian friends in increasingly personal ways. What would you consider the end of the world?

Until the Last Dog Dies is a sharp, cutting satire, both a clever twist on apocalyptic fiction and a poignant look at the things that make us human.

“Taps into the cultural zeitgeist . . . A nihilistic satire that takes the idea that death is easy and comedy is hard to a whole new level.”—Kirkus Reviews 

“Guffey’s sardonic, cleverly written comedic debut relies heavily on absurd synchronicity, bold characterization, and heavy irony to make its points about the apocalyptic nature of American humorlessness.”—Publishers Weekly 

“A playful amalgam of Andy Kaufman and Philip K. Dick by way of Shaun of the Dead.” —Damien Lincoln Ober, author of Doctor Benjamin Franklin's Dream America 

“This satirical tale explores the role of comedy in maintaining a healthy democracy. . . . A clever concept.”—Kirkus Reviews

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Stranger Things and The Montauk Project



For all you Stranger Things mavens out there, listen to filmmaker Christopher Garetano detail just a few of the many connections between the Duffer Brothers' hit television show and The Montauk Project:  Experiments in Time (the first volume in Preston B. Nichols' and Peter Moon's Montauk Series).  Click HERE to listen to Garetano's report.

If you would like to see what the infamous Montauk military base looked like, inside and out, watch Preston Nichols' The Montauk Tour video (filmed in January of 1993) directly below.  Such controversial figures as Al Bielik and Duncan Cameron are also featured in this video: