Posted May 5, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
Now and then men and women experience certain moments in life that stand out as “peak” in a variety of ways. That experience might include hearing a perfect piece of music during which the performing artists for one time reach an other-worldly place, a book where the writer takes readers to worlds previously unknown – broadening readers’ horizons in exciting ways that offer renewal of hope, a dramatic film where everything comes together – the author who wrote the book the film became based on, or the original screenwriter’s intended artistic effect, plus perfect performances from all the actors and the insightful director.
A large percentage of people who get into blogging have as one of their – or perhaps only – reasons for communicating with the world a wish to help in some way toward the building of a better world, which in many cases has a direct connection with sharing little-known facts – truth – on historical and current events. This large percentage of the world’s blogging community come to regularly read articles and listen to interviews, all the while in search of “peak” experiences in the form of truthful information that offers humanity either means to create better conditions, or new – and until now – suppressed facts.
While on a casual journey to check out former “Coast-To-Coast” radio host John B. Wells’ new program “Caravan To Midnight” on YouTube, it seemed like something new to hear what Wells and his guest James Fetzer had to say. Without any real amount of digging into Mr. Fetzer’s work, the only things I was aware about him were his involvement in work about September 11, 2001 and some about his work and book about the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, who died in a plane crash. Having never read Mr. Fetzer’s book about the circumstances surrounding Paul Wellstone’s death, it became apparent that Mr. Fetzer believes Paul Wellstone was the victim of assassination – an intentional sabotage of his plane resulting in death.
So, there was only a scant knowledge about James Fetzer before listening to this interview. For people who have interest in investigative reporting the interview is one which perhaps only comes along very rarely, similar to the “peak” music, books, and films mentioned earlier. In fact the interview, with its 2 hour 49 minutes in length, is easily compared to a book because the number of issues covered – from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to September 11 to Ukraine and what seems like every issue of importance for investigative journalism fans – and may well become one which lands firmly in the category of “classic.”
James Fetzer received a degree in philosophy from Princeton, served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, left the Marines after attaining the rank of captain, earned a doctoral degree, and then lectured at, I believe, the University of Minnesota-Duluth for over 30 years before retiring. His students sat in classes on logic, critical thinking, and scientific reasoning. Since then he has written a number of books about the most consequential events in American history, including the previously mentioned JFK assassination, September 11, and death of Paul Wellstone, while also collaborating with fellow academicians/researchers in further and ongoing investigation into important, consequential world events as time moves on.
At one point in their interview John B. Wells says, “they know the American people are waking up”, hence the title of this post. During the course of their discussion it occurred to me that James Fetzer was reading his talk. He was either reading or he has an encyclopedic memory, given the profound amount of detailed and astonishing information he brings to this interview. Probably the main reason for endorsing this interview is that when listening and considering the information Mr. Fetzer seemingly machine-gunned for close to three hours straight, one’s only reaction is a dropping of the jaw and thoughts in the vein of “blow-your-freaking-mind interview”, then “is it safe to post/share this explosive program?”
Toward the end of the interview John B. Wells told James Fetzer that both of them were “on the list.” His meaning, certainly understood by both men, is one who speaks truth to power in the most intense and – on matters of assassinations, coup d’états, the highest crimes and misdemeanors, and unimaginable corruption – expository, and threatening to really bad people manner. Those who end up on “the list” are those who understand that dissemination of certain information – information which threatens the freedom of the world’s most heinous criminals – risks retribution delivered in, and of, the severest, most extreme variety.
We’re talking about mafia-like people who will silence permanently any person who threatens them with incarceration or exposure of their crimes to the public. After listening to John B. Wells’ interview of James Fetzer, you will understand that this not a dramatic over-estimation, nor anything less than what I feel is a proper, concerned preparation for what you are about to hear and experience.
Please share your perceptions and comments after listening.
Listen to James Fetzer – John B. Wells April 2014 interview here.