Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jon Rappoport Endorses Cryptoscatology

Earlier today I was gratified to receive this endorsement from investigative journalist Jon Rappoport (who, like Dr. Alan Cantwell, influenced me very early on).  Rappoport is the author of such books as The Secret Behind Secret Societies, Oklahoma City Bombing:  The Suppressed Truth, U.S. Government Mind Control Experiments On Children, AIDS INC., and so many others.  
I first heard Rappoport, completely by chance, on an episode of Mike Hodel's late, lamented Hour 25 radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles.  Rappoport was talking at length about Grace Halsell's excellent book Prophecy & Politics.  As a result, I went out immediately and bought Halsell's book and read it.  From there I followed Rappoport's work over to Roy Tuckman's Something's Happening late night radio show (still on the air to this day) where I heard the groundbreaking AIDS INC. radio series unfold in which Rappoport blew apart the various myths surrounding AIDS long before mainstream media could even comprehend what he was talking about--and they still can't quite comprehend it.  Roundabout 1990, when I was entering college, I bought his first book AIDS INC. and consumed it pretty rapidly.  It's a miletone in genuine investigative journalism.  I remember being impressed that he had interviewed William S. Burroughs for the book (coincidentally, there's a chapter about Burroughs in Cryptoscatology). 

I particularly love Rappoport's book The Secret Behind Secret Societies.  Its odd mixture of memoir and journalism was something I really respected and gravitated toward when I read it upon its publication back in 1998, as my favorite writing has always been that which combines many different forms into one.  The Secret Behind Secret Societies is probably one of the best memoirs I've ever read. 
Here's Rappoport's endorsement in full:
"Robert Guffey's book, CRYPTOSCATOLOGY: CONSPIRACY THEORY AS ART FORM, takes the reader on a fast-moving ride through some of the prominent conspiracy theories of our time. It also hopefully gives birth to a new way of thinking about all arcane knowledge and speculation. The author asserts that myth is at least as important as fact, if we would only realize it, especially since we are inventing the myths that sustain our world view, our strength, and our endless curiosity about what lies beyond the cartoon called Reality."
--Jon Rappoport, author and editor of THE MATRIX REVEALED

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

64 Drone Bases On American Soil

From a new article entitled "Revealed:  64 Drone Bases on American Soil" by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai of Wired Magazine:

We like to think of the drone war as something far away, fought in the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. But we now know it’s closer than we thought. There are 64 drone bases on American soil. That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, which can be armed.
Public Intelligence, a non-profit that advocates for free access to information, released a map of military UAV activities in the United States on Tuesday. Assembled from military sources — especially this little-known June 2011 Air Force presentation (.pdf) – it is arguably the most comprehensive map so far of the spread of the Pentagon’s unmanned fleet. What exact missions are performed at those locations, however, is not clear. Some bases might be used as remote cockpits to control the robotic aircraft overseas, some for drone pilot training. Others may also serve as imagery analysis depots.
The possibility of military drones (as well as those controlled by police departments and universities) flying over American skies have raised concerns among privacy activists. As the American Civil Liberties Union explained in its December 2011 report, the machines potentially could be used to spy on American citizens. The drones’ presence in our skies “threatens to eradicate existing practical limits on aerial monitoring and allow for pervasive surveillance, police fishing expeditions, and abusive use of these tools in a way that could eventually eliminate the privacy Americans have traditionally enjoyed in their movements and activities.”
Read more HERE.