9/11-The Paradigm Of Endless War: William Pepper.

By Jerry Alatalo

ttorney William Pepper befriended Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) in the last year of King’s life (1967-1968). It was William Pepper’s emotionally disturbing Vietnam photographs and personal recollections while a journalist there, shared with Dr. King, which were the impetus for MLK’s choice to begin strongly opposing the Vietnam War.

Many years after the 1968 murder of Martin Luther King Jr., the King family asked William Pepper to lead a legal effort on their behalf focused on finally revealing the truth of how MLK died. After talking for three (3) hours in prison to the publicly perceived, alleged “lone shooter” James Earl Ray, Mr. Pepper agreed to help the King family. After talking to Ray, he became convinced James Earl Ray was innocent.

The ensuing civil trial took place in Memphis, Tennessee and included over 70 witnesses; the jury finalized the trial in 1999. After all the testimonies and legal arguments ended, the jury returned a judgment declaring MLK was killed as a result of a secret government/state-sponsored assassination conspiracy – as occurred on 9/11, an “inside job”. Martin Luther King Jr. died in 1968, killed by a group that organized their covert operation from inside the U.S. government.

The history books America’s grades K-12 students are reading today in 2017, eighteen years after the Memphis trial, still record James Earl Ray as the lone killer of Martin Luther King Jr.. An unacceptable and major historical error, misinforming millions of young people nationwide about real events, has been somehow ignored and perpetuated.

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William Pepper served as one of the moderators during the September 2016 conference in New York City – “9/11 Justice in Focus”. During his short address to the participants and attendees he drew a parallel between his experience and the ongoing, difficult efforts to reach the truth about 9/11. The time between the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 and the Memphis civil trial in 1999 amounted to thirty-one (31) years, certainly a very long wait, but fortunately the truth was eventually uncovered.

The murder of MLK and the false flag terror events on 9/11 differ from the standpoint of time elapsed before truth finally becomes known. William Pepper didn’t begin the legal effort on behalf of the King family until the 1980-81 time frame, some 12-13 years after the crime. In the case of 9/11, in the first place the number of men and women who started looking into the events of that day were many, and so the push for truth was not dependent on one attorney. Second, in contrast to William Pepper’s experience, the investigative and research work began immediately, the next day on September 12, 2001.

Imagining a comparative mathematical analysis taking all contributing factors into consideration – number of people involved in investigations, total hours devoted to research, public awareness, etc. – leads one to understand the combined force or energy behind efforts to solve 9/11 add up to a vastly greater level than the power William Pepper had behind him and his associates. To put it another way, the challenges – in the form of those who planned and carried out the mass murder deception – presented to those determined to get to the truth about 9/11 are enormous and unprecedented, while at the same time moral force for justice has grown steadily, and become powerful enough now to decisively turn the tide.

William Pepper, his close friends and associates in the 9/11 Justice movement, and millions more everywhere on Earth are absolutely correct when stating 9/11 opened the way for “a paradigm of endless war”. The accuracy of the assertion has been proven repeatedly in the sixteen (16) years since September 11, 2001, continuously and unceasingly through wars and violence up until today.

Perhaps the time has come for something new on Earth: “a paradigm of endless peace” – and the manifested completion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.

A real investigation of 9/11 can place humanity on the truly blessed path of peace.

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For more about Mr. William Pepper, please visit: www.WilliamPepper.com

(Thank you to Charles Ewing Smith at YouTube)

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Will 43 Million Americans With Student Debt “Flip” The 2016 Election?

By Jerry Alatalo

cubsAlphabet If most Americans by now know the Chicago Cubs broke a seemingly unbreakable 108-year “curse” and won baseball’s World Series, how possible is it that 43 million Americans will learn (before election day, Tuesday November 8) of Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein’s proposal to wipe out student debt?

The Chicago Cubs’ remarkable sports accomplishment and story will no doubt become reported today by every corporate media outlet across America, the Cubs are today the talk around water coolers in every workplace, many of those employees, their family members and friends have student debt – but what percentage know about Dr. Stein (born and raised in Chicago, by the way) and her plan to free them of their education debts?

In contrast to Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson being excluded from the three (3) presidential debates (the “World Series” of politics?) between Clinton and Trump, one wonders how the people of Cleveland and Chicago may have reacted if their professional baseball teams were denied the chance to compete and make it to the World Series.

Only in the imagination – because the American people were denied the chance to learn of Dr. Stein’s student debt proposal by her exclusion from nationally televised debates – can one ponder whether her idea would have risen to the same saturating level as the Chicago Cubs today in the public’s awareness. The Chicago Cubs got their chance and accomplished what is judged by some as a “miracle” of sorts, winning the World Series, and now everyone knows about it.

Perhaps in the next five (5) days the American people will become as aware of Dr. Jill Stein’s idea on cancelling the student debts of those 43 million holding it across the nation, and, like the remarkable story of the 2016 Chicago Cubs baseball team, water cooler talk everywhere will have student debt cancellation as its focus. In the view of Dr. Jill Stein 43 million votes is enough to “flip” the 2016 electoral process, meaning she and Green Party Vice-Presidential running mate Ajamu Baraka would win the election.

If that miraculous “flip” of the 2016 U.S. presidential election were to happen, and if the legendary Chicago Cubs play-by-play radio/TV announcer Harry Caray were still alive, Mr. Caray undoubtedly would deliver his most memorable, famous line – “Holy Cow!!”

For 43 million Americans, cancellation of their student debts could produce the same ecstatic, jubilant effect as individual Chicago Cubs’ players, coaches and loyal, long-suffering fans felt after winning the World Series. In a sense, voting day on November 8 can become perceived by those 43 million Americans as their own personal World Series Game 7. The outcome is in their hands.

(Thank you to TruthDig at YouTube)

Economics Awareness Vital For Democracy.

by Jerry Alatalo

“Settle the economic question and you settle all other questions. It is the Aaron’s rod which swallows up the rest.”

– WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896) English writer, artist

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Alphabet Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge in London Ha-Joon Chang is the kind of teacher everyone who’s taken an economics course wish they had. The one economics course this writer took in university was an introduction and focused only on the ideas of so-called free-market guru Milton Friedman. This reflected the economics theory preferred by the professor, but Ha-Joon Chang’s book “Economics: The User’s Guide” (2014) would have been much more informative and valuable.

So, it wasn’t until years later, after getting a computer and exploring the internet, that the idea there were many schools of economic thought and theory came into awareness. Had that introductory course been based on a text/study of a range of theories like “Economics: The User’s Guide”, instead of the narrow view of one man Mr. Friedman, the intervening years would have been fuller with respect to understanding world events and how economic decisions factored into them. So, in that one sense Professor Ha-Joon Chang in writing the book deserves a lot of credit. His intention is to increase men and women’s awareness of economics and understanding of how it matters in the real world.

If one were to sum up his book effort in a single statement, it could go something like: “Economics can be easily understood by everyone, is not the domain of “gurus” or “high priests”, and when more people become knowledgeable about the subject, the stronger democracy becomes”. Before Professor Chang took part in a six-part series on the Real News Network recently, his name and economic perceptions were limited to seeing him speak on a documentary about alternative economics. In that small amount of association with Mr. Chang over the internet, he comes across as a straight-speaking, likable man who has obviously travelled down many economic theory highways.

Spending time on an economics focused blog “Real World Economics Review” a number of comments on articles there have pointed out what some see as a problem in university economics departments: the range of theories covered/taught are very limited. Professor Chang is keenly aware of this problem in teaching college economics, and, once again, deserves a lot of credit for exerting himself intellectually and addressing it. It seems he has reached the point where he’s disturbed by the unnecessary situation where the world’s citizens are allowing a so-called economic “guru priesthood” to take advantage of their naïve, unfounded belief that economics is best left to the “experts”. His efforts continue while citizens could – with an easily obtained understanding of economic theory – become informed and involved in discussions/debates, and make a real difference in determining their particular government’s eventual policies.

Not having purchased and read “Economics: The User’s Guide” as yet, there was one sentiment expressed by a reviewer of the book at amazon.com that stood out: “What impressed me the most was his genuine concern for the well-being of humanity. He covered the problems faced by people from the richest and poorest countries”. That reviewer’s comment just about says it all for people wondering if Professor Chang’s book is worth reading. Ha-Joon Chang is saying that university economics curricula suffer from lack of intellectual diversity, and that if department heads took action to make them more pluralistic, a “cross-fertilization” of ideas would result in greater understanding by students.

He sees increasing average citizens’ knowledge of economics as an important project for raising democracy around the world to a higher, stronger and more relevant, effective level. His vision is one where economists are no longer “impervious to outside scrutiny” – where there is little to no public debate on their proposals and decisions. Ha-Joon Chang’s vision is one where citizens are very well-informed about economics, regularly take part in discussions on important economic issues, then positively influence the futures of their nations. The futures of their fellow citizens.

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Professor Ha-Joon Chang’s book “Economics: The User’s Guide” on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Economics-Users-Guide-Ha-Joon-Chang

(Thank you to TheRealNews at YouTube)