A Message For American Voters.

By Jerry Alatalo

“Are you not ashamed of heaping up in the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, which you never regard or heed at all?”

– SOCRATES (470-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

aaa-13Alphabet While there is no debating with facts showing the 2016 United States presidential election is the most extraordinarily remarkable in the nation’s history, too often the din of political, media and citizen back and forth discussion ends up concealing or diminishing focus on important and essential topics, situations and circumstances.

Thank you to Mr. Jesse Brennan for producing the following moving video, distinguishing between essential and non-essential, and reminding the American people what presidential elections are fundamentally all about. Through his artistry, Mr. Brennan makes clear to voters that Senator Bernie Sanders has conveyed his personal philosophical and/or spiritual values to the people at a higher level than either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the two other remaining major party candidates.

Combining visual images and spoken word overlay, Mr. Brennan concisely creates a work of art which cuts through the whirlwind of loud noises and loud images dominating the 2016 election – to a great extent devoid of the human philosophical and/or spiritual dimension equating with morality, justice, and other shared tenets of all major religious traditions throughout history.

It’s up to those Americans in states yet to vote whether or not to take time in considering how important, how high on their list of preferred human qualities a good President should possess according to their current worldview, are a candidate’s positions related to philosophy and/or spirituality.

Perhaps the words of Athenian philosopher Plato (428-348 B.C.) spoken many centuries ago can help American voters on this matter:

“A man must take with him into the world below an adamantine faith in truth and right, that there too he may be undazzled by the desire of wealth or the other allurements of evil, lest coming upon tyrannies and similar villanies, he should do irremediable wrongs to others and suffer worse himself; but let him know how to choose the mean and avoid extremes on either side, as far as possible, not only in this life but in all that which is to come. For this is the way to happiness.”

“But to be at once exceedingly wealthy and good is impossible, if we mean by the wealthy those who are accounted so by the vulgar, that is, the exceptional few who own property of great pecuniary value – the very thing a bad man would be likely to own. Now since this is so I can never concede to them that a rich man is truly happy unless he is also a good man, but that one who is exceptionally good should be exceptionally wealthy too is a mere impossibility.”

“Do to others as I would they should do to me.”

(Thank you to Bud Meyers at YouTube)

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72 Minutes That Changed The World.

By Jerry Alatalo

“The chief duty of the historian is to judge the actions of men, so that the good may meet with the reward due to virtue, and pernicious citizens may be deterred by the condemnation that awaits evil deeds at the tribunal of posterity.”

– CORNELIUS TACITUS (55-117 A.D.) Roman historian

aaa-38Alphabet It felt like synchronicity after posting University of California – Santa Cruz Professor Danny Sheehan’s surprising and revealing lecture on the history of what many call the “deep state” in America that Gary Null had just interviewed him on his radio program, part of the popular Progressive Radio Network.

The interview took place as part of “Conversations with Remarkable Minds” series on Dr. Null’s show, and titled, “The Masters of Wealth and Their History of Domination Over America”. Some of the discussion overlaps with the previous post featuring Mr. Sheehan’s university lecture, beneficial for review and retention of important facts, but includes details providing more context and a broader understanding of suppressed, secret American history.

Any reasonable man or woman will find the information conveyed in the interview similar to Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning in that it’s “blowing the whistle” on illegality and corruption, and that Danny Sheehan is a different form of whistleblower – the qualitative difference being Mr. Sheehan’s revelations focus on the highest, broadest, systemic level and are all-encompassing. In a real sense, the history-corrective information presented sharply contrasts Mr. Sheehan in the morality, incorruptibility, and integrity arena to elected politicians and appointed officials. Too many Americans hold the mistaken belief that those who rise to positions of great power in private business and government are for the most part moral and honest, when in reality most are corrupt and too few have the best noble intentions.

Without their mentioning it, one could imagine the agreed intent of Gary Null and Danny Sheehan in publishing this explosive interview is strongly influencing the presidential election. Of note is the personal experience of Mr. Sheehan as a student in a government class at Harvard University – taught by none other than Henry Kissinger, in the minds of many one of the world’s foremost non-prosecuted war criminals.

Mr. Sheehan tells Mr. Null about the first day of that Kissinger-taught Harvard class in the 1960’s, where Kissinger told the all-male group of students: “Look, if you think that our government doesn’t have the right to lie, steal, cheat and to kill in order to forward the best interests of the country itself, in the world, then you shouldn’t be in this course”. This revelation has particular relevance to the 2016 presidential race because both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have sought the advice of Kissinger.

Another statement of Kissinger during the class shared by Mr. Sheehan involved the United Nations (UN), describing to students the “Uniting for Peace Resolution” provision of the UN Charter whereby “…any UN General Assembly nation, if they could get two-thirds of the other members to vote for them, they can take up an issue under this Uniting for Peace Resolution, they can override any veto on the part of the five major nations that are in charge of the Security Council. Kissinger said, ‘If the people of the world ever found out about this, we’re in trouble’ ”

Sheehan recalls after Kissinger’s “we’re in trouble” UN statement thinking to himself, “Who’s we?” He goes on to describe later personal events including starting a legal team while at Harvard that established the precedent of journalists’ right to protect confidential sources, working at Wall Street’s #1 legal firm where he read all 47 volumes of the Pentagon Papers, and researching America’s power structure and discovering heroin smuggling, covert wars, and the network of wealthy private individuals essentially carrying out U.S. foreign policy, prominent among them attorney and first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Allen Dulles.

These revelations illustrate how important is getting to the truth about Hillary Clinton’s relationship (or Donald Trump’s, if such is the case) with giant Wall Street firms, in particular the still secret status of her speech transcripts – the now well-known $225,000 per talk contracted events. The continuing stance of Ms. Clinton, her refusal to show the American people those transcripts, becomes much more troubling after learning the history of Allen Dulles, Brown Brothers Harriman, Sullivan and Cromwell, and their members’ connection to Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, the Third Reich, near world war with the Soviet Union, major illegal drug operations, and the murder of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 .

Among the many shocking pieces of information Mr. Sheehan conveyed during this interview is one experience from 1986, the year when he and his associates brought legal action against Reagan administration government officials alleged to have planned and carried out what has become known as the “Iran-Contra Scandal”. Sheehan described meeting a man named Joseph B. Smith, who shared with Sheehan his experience while in the Central Intelligence Agency in 1973.

In 1973, a CIA whistleblower named Phil Agee was ready to publish his expose of the agency – “Inside the Company”. Top CIA official Theodore Shackley, because the book could jeopardize the cover and safety of any Station Chief named in it, decided on replacing all Station Chiefs in Mexico and Latin America. Joseph B. Smith was one of the possible replacements, but he first had to undergo “vetting”.

He came to fly down to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then to a rural town in the northern part of the country, for a meeting to decide if he was the right man for the post. He described to Sheehan thinking he “was in Bavaria” after seeing the architecture of the town, walking into a Bavarian-style inn, seeing men sitting at a large oak table in front of a large fireplace, and above the fireplace a large Nazi flag.

Smith became informed about a CIA covert cocaine smuggling operation where profits became used to finance illegal military actions, and that the men needed to know if he could be counted on to keep the operation secret. At the 1986 meeting with Danny Sheehan, John B. Smith told him: “I just wanted you to make sure that if you were going to start a case like this (Iran-Contra), you know who you are really dealing with”.

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As the radio interview starts to wind down (apparently another interview in the near future is coming), Mr. Sheehan asserts a secret CIA-Mafia assassination team, with the knowledge and consent of America’s most powerful private and government officials, murdered President John F. Kennedy. The coverup included the man who assumed the presidency – Lyndon B. Johnson.

On the events of September 11, 2001, now commonly known as 9/11 – and all over international media in reports about the “28 Pages”, Sheehan sees a “classic (Theodore) Shackley operation”, and that the so-called “19 hijackers” like Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 were victims of manipulation by promises of completely different operations and results, and in the end became nothing more than “Patsies”.

In a time when the world’s most serious situations, developments and facts suffer suppression, classified-status, and other immoral means of keeping them from the public’s knowledge, may it be stated the information presented in this interview rises to the high level where Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have no option but addressing the startlingly important details.

Certain issues are of such minor significance that a President of the United States, or a candidate for that highest of offices, is better off delegating them to those serving under him or her and focusing solely on solutions for the most pressing problems. However, when considering the deeply disturbing issues revealed in the discussion between Gary Null and Professor Danny Sheehan, remaining candidates Clinton, Sanders and Trump cannot through any means whatsoever escape the personal responsibility of addressing them directly and forthrightly.

Throughout history there have occurred moments of great truth revealed. Now is such a moment.

(Thank you to Gary Null at Progressive Radio Network)

http://prn.fm/the-gary-null-show-05-20-16/

Kennedy, Bush, Sanders, And The Organization.

By Jerry Alatalo

“The power to destroy the world by the use of nuclear weapons is a power that cannot be used – we cannot accept the idea of such a monstrosity… The time has now come for the nations of the world to submit to the just requisition of their conduct by international law.”

No More War! 1958

– LINUS PAULING (1901-1994) American scientist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1954, Nobel Peace Prize 1962

HighwayAlphabet Because a Soviet naval officer on a diesel-powered submarine off the coasts of Cuba and Florida during the Cuban missile crisis said “no”, nuclear war between the United States and then Soviet Union was thankfully averted. “Dodging a bullet” fails to describe fully the supreme level of Earthly catastrophe which would have occurred had he joined with two fellow submarine officers, whose unanimous agreement was necessary to launch nuclear torpedoes at U.S. naval forces who discovered and surrounded them.

People can find the sobering, astonishing, historically important event recreated on film in the docudrama “The Man Who Saved the World” on YouTube and elsewhere on the internet. Those paying attention will notice worrisome similarities between the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 1960’s of John Kennedy (1917-assassinated 1963) and Nikita Khrushchov (1894-1971) and 2016, of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. The phrases “nuclear war” and “World War 3” are appearing increasingly in published pieces by respected scholars and experts, so it’s perhaps instructive to hear Professor Danny Sheehan of University of California-Santa Cruz share his detailed, mostly unknown version of the utterly remarkable times, history and circumstances surrounding American President John F. Kennedy.

Unfortunately, in the over 50 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis humanity has yet to agree to abolish nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth, and civilization remains under threat of an unimaginable potentiality described by American General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) in an address on July 5, 1961: “Global war has become a Frankenstein’s monster threatening to destroy both sides… It contains now only the germ of a double suicide.”

During this lecture, Professor Sheehan describes how the same General MacArthur proposed detonation of 20-25 nuclear bombs on the border between Korea and China during the Korean War when MacArthur was chief of U.S. military operations in that misunderstood, under-reported conflict. Historical events like this, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and a surprising number of nuclear close calls makes it important for people to learn the facts, conditions and causes present in times when humanity faced nuclear annihilation – especially those not found in school history books, and quite possibly never entering the awareness of millions in their lifetimes.

The words of Spanish-born American philosopher George Santayana (1863-1952) are eternally relevant, and perhaps no more vital than today: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Mr. Sheehan, a graduate of Harvard Law and Divinity Schools and famous for his central legal roles during the Iran-Contra, Watergate, Karen Silkwood and other major trials, presents and discusses an organizational chart of persons and groups involved in essential, disturbing, central actions affecting history from World War 2 through 1963, culminating with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

One sees a relationship in the organization chart presented in Professor Sheehan’s lecture to the ongoing 2016 presidential race. One can imagine what a similar chart clarifying the groups and individuals affecting world events today would look like, especially the chart’s updating were Hillary Clinton’s $225,000 Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs speech transcripts to become published. One wonders if Ms. Clinton’s worldview more closely aligns with John Kennedy when he died – or if her political philosophy mirrors the powerful forces Kennedy opposed.

It’s beneficial for the American people to not only consider the worldview of Hillary Clinton compared to Kennedy’s at the time of his death, but to also consider the worldviews of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as contrasted or aligned with Kennedy’s. Given the near unobstructed path of Clinton and Trump compared to the obstacles placed in front of Sanders since his announcement over a year ago, it seems fair to say the Kennedy worldview is closer to that of Sanders.

How many men, women and children are aware that Kennedy and Khrushchov conducted secret talks through letters delivered between Washington, D.C. and Moscow by American writer and peace advocate Norman Cousins (1912-1990), and that the two world leaders had agreed to abolish each nation’s nuclear weapons? Was it Kennedy’s decision to move toward nuclear disarmament which unleashed the rage of those who reacted by murdering him? For those who’ve delved into the Kennedy assassination it’s clear a number of forces and/or individuals held a variety of deeply held motivations for somehow stopping Kennedy’s planned actions as president.

For those whose awareness of the 1963 Kennedy assassination stops at high school history books describing Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin, Professor Sheehan’s lecture will certainly come as an eye opening, greatly surprising, perception-transforming experience. May understanding history’s greatest hard lessons result in taking history’s wisest actions today.

(Thank you to Romero Institute at YouTube)

For more lectures by Professor Sheehan visit: Romero Institute at YouTube

9/11 Widow Terry Strada Fights To Release 28 Pages.

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-40Alphabet Stating the “28 Pages” classified by the George W. Bush administration after September 11, 2001 for reasons of “national security” are “the tip of the iceberg” as to what actually occurred on 9/11, Terry Strada, whose husband perished that historic day, is still pushing – and waiting – for President Barack Obama to declassify the information. Her cause, joined by the many other surviving family members and an increasing number of people in America and around the Earth, is absolutely clear, legitimate and morally correct.

While it has become incontrovertible over the nearly 15 years since the massively consequential events of that day to men and women who’ve only modestly researched the story that there are serious unanswered questions remaining unresolved, one has to feel a special empathy for the family of those who perished. It’s hard to imagine the extreme levels of personal frustration, psychological and spiritual distress they’ve experienced over many years knowing their government has ignored their real concerns, and continues in a coverup of profound historic proportions.

Those aware of the persistent global problems associated with the ongoing 9/11 coverup understand how important it is the “28 Pages” become declassified, and share the same frustrations, disappointments and disillusionment as the surviving family members as each day passes, while the vital facts remain concealed. Speaking of concealed, it’s reasonable to assert that failure to release the information is one of the most severe acts of criminal concealment of evidence the world has ever seen.

Terry Strada is deserving of great respect and admiration for her courage and determination while engaged in the long fight to find the truth – to find out who was behind the murder of her husband and over three thousand other innocent men and women. Considering the analogy of the Titanic, the fate of that “unsinkable” giant of a ship would have been different had one of the passengers or crew seen the iceberg in time for the ship’s Captain to respond, change course and avoid catastrophe.

Terry Strada, her fellow group of 9/11 family survivors, elected representatives of the United States Congress and all others calling for the release of the “28 Pages” are warning of a far greater, exponentially more serious, deadly danger than the iceberg which sunk the Titanic. Hundreds perished in the Titanic disaster. 9/11 has resulted in the deaths – the mass murder – of over one million innocent men, women and children. The war criminals responsible for September 11, 2001 are still murdering innocents today.

(Thank you to Watching the Hawks RT at YouTube)