Through The Post Darkly: The Ghost of Phillip Graham


The Origin Of Conspiracy Theory.

by Jerry Alatalo


Alphabet Professor of Media Studies at NYU Mark Crispin Miller gave a very interesting talk in the past days at the Left Forum in New York City. He describes how the Central Intelligence Agency in 1967 sent a memo to all of its station chiefs worldwide to use propaganda and media connections to discredit anyone disputing the findings of the Warren Commission on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as a “conspiracy theorist”. This was in response to a number of published books which questioned the “lone gunman theory” and became bestsellers. Before 1967, published media reports rarely used the term “conspiracy theorist”, but after that CIA memo Miller argues the derogatory term has become used to shut down credibility of left critiques or discussions of government misbehavior/crimes.

Professor Miller wonders why the left isn’t talking about 9/11, when there is “copious evidence that the official 9/11 story is preposterous.” He wonders “why aren’t we all talking about this, why aren’t the American people talking about this,  and why hasn’t another (9/11) commission been convened?” He shares a woman’s review of a film he appeared in where she discounts his contribution because he is a “9/11 truther”, although the film had nothing to do with the events of September 11, 2001.

Before 2007 and publication of Mr. Miller’s book “Fooled Again” where he makes the case that the 2004 presidential election victory by Bush/Cheney was stolen, Mark Crispin Miller was a regular on TV and radio talk shows. After the book came out, he says that he was effectively blacked out, and the phone became silent from those who invited him for discussions on-air. A friend helped him prepare advertisements for the book on the local National Public Radio affiliate, only to be told “We’re not going to advertise just any book. We wouldn’t publish Mein Kampf“. Miller was “stunned”, especially since the book was taken by a mainstream publisher, and he associated with the publicist of Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

The official truth is the truth, everything else is conspiracy theory

Professor Miller describes use of the conspiracy theorist meme as “the most effective propaganda campaign in American history – maybe even the history of the world”.  Unfortunately, the campaign has resulted in a “profound change in the worldview of the American people”, disrupting a centuries-old American tradition of natural, healthy suspicion of actions taken by powerful government officials, the executive branch,  and wealthy elites. The term conspiracy theorist has become weaponized as means to silence dissent, even though time and time again through history intentional provocations (false flags) were used to initiate wars of aggression.

He shares an exchange between American psychiatrist G.M. Gilbert and Nazi leader Hermann Goring at Nuremburg Prison after Goring was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity:

Gilbert: “In a democracy, the people have some say through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare war”.

Goring: “Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders – that’s easy. All you have to do is tell them that they’re being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country”.

British Prime Minister David Cameron compared conspiracy theorists to ISIS at last year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting. French leader Francois Holland compared conspiracy theorists to the Nazis. Mr. Miller believes some people on the left aren’t really leftist, and pointed out that the founder of the influential democratic politics website Daily Kos was trained at the CIA, and refused to allow any editorial posts suggesting election fraud during the 2004 presidential election. The Nation and Progressive magazines have attacked those questioning the official 9/11 Commission Report, while the Nation, Mother Jones and Salon dismissed the analysis in Mark Crispin Miller’s book “Fooled Again”.

Lance deHaven-Smith invented a term for use instead of conspiracy theory: SCAD – State Crime Against Democracy.


“Fooled Again” (2007) by Mark Crispin Miller:

“Conspiracy Theory in America” (2014) by Lance deHaven-Smith:

(Thank you to johnmiglietta at YouTube)

Latest Barrett, Fetzer Perspectives.

by Jerry Alatalo editors Kevin Barrett and James Fetzer produce a weekly program titled “False Flag Weekly News”. In the March 26, 2015 edition they comment on some reports which are not regularly covered by mainstream corporate media organizations, bringing deeper understanding of current events like only former university professors can.

Mr. Barrett starts the show by announcing publication of his latest book: “We Are Not Charlie Hebdo” – containing essays which contradict or critique the official story/narrative of the recent attacks in France. He notes that the government in France is in the process of passing a law which makes conspiracy theories illegal, and, to the disappointment of Mr. Fetzer for not being included, Barrett’s being named by French officials as one of the top four North American conspiracy theorists – along with Michel Chossudovsky, Wayne Madsen and Webster Tarpley.

One of the many topics they cover focuses on the consequences for Israel-USA relations following Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress. As a result of the non-diplomatic, protocol-busting manner in which Netanyahu’s speech became arranged, the Obama administration has come out with public statements calling for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands. After Netanyahu’s last-minute attempt to win votes before the recent election by stating directly he would never allow a Palestinian state as Prime Minister, the backlash from people around the Earth has been considerable and critical of Netanyahu.

Netanyahu’s pronouncement on his total rejection of the “two-state solution” has revealed the true intentions of Israelis who support and re-elected Netanyahu, and, despite the attempt to cover up the scandalous nature of his confession, now the entire world community knows precisely Netanyahu’s real agenda with regard to the Palestinians. Netanyahu, according to James Fetzer “the world’s greatest liar”, has been “unmasked”. For his part in directing “Operation Protective Edge”, the 50-day bombing campaign against Palestinians in Gaza killing 2,200, Netanyahu risked war crimes prosecution and proper punishment, and time will tell if Palestinians bring their justified legal case before the International Criminal Court.

Other topics discussed by Barrett and Fetzer include:

Proposed European Union sanctions against Israel

the deception surrounding the Islamic State (ISIS)

Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Yemen’s Houthis

Germans’ growing dissatisfaction with “media lies”

problems with the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

catastrophic radiation releases coming from potential Israel and/or U.S. attacks on Iran’s nuclear energy facilities

and more…

While threats to global peace remain present, recent events are becoming known by the world’s people in their true narrative forms, while throwing aside misinformation and propaganda. More and more people around the Earth are researching, analyzing, receiving and acting upon accurate information about important world events. Such accurate information is becoming widely disseminated in an increasingly more rapid and comprehensive manner, resulting in greater understanding about the real facts behind too-frequently-misreported globally important events.

As this positive, truth-fueled trend continues its inevitable gains in intensity, humanity’s hopes for better outcomes and living situations for the millions currently experiencing tremendous suffering come nearer to manifesting in reality. Keep the faith.


(Thank you to noliesradio at YouTube)

Fukushima Coverup?

Reactor control room at Fukushima 1 nuclear po...
Reactor control room at Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant in Japan This photo was taken on June 23, 1999 during a tour of the plant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted December 14, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

I came across some information about the Fukushima nuclear disaster that made me think about whether the people of the world have been given the truth.  According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission‘s (NRC) communications obtained from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filings, of emails and phone conversations between high-level NRC officials after the disaster on 3/11/11, there may have been a coverup of massive radioactive emissions.

Research of the FOIA communications of NRC by Tony Muga, whose pen name is Hatrick Penry, has led him to assert that, in direct contradiction of the official story that the dangers from reactor #4 are being dealt with today, what occurred days after the March 2011 disaster was the release of a radioactive plume from Fukushima after spent fuel at reactor #4 lost cooling water, and the worst case scenario happened – an amount equal to ten Chernobyls worth of radioactivity was released into the atmosphere.

I will leave it to readers to examine the information that Tony Muga has compiled and make up their own minds about his assertions. Mr. Muga has suggested that he has not made up this story – that the NRC’s own records clearly make the case for a coverup of historic dimensions – and asks that men and women look at the NRC’s FOIA information directly.

This is the first I have heard of this claim of a Fukushima coverup. After visiting Mr. Muga’s website and looking at articles on this I have decided to share the information here. The following video is of a recent radio interview on “The Lifeboat Hour” by Michael Ruppert of Tony Muga (Hatrick Penry). My intuition tells me what Mr. Muga is asserting is the truth. My intuition may be wrong. Or it may be right.

If wrong, the biggest coverup in history did not occur in Fukushima. If Mr. Muga’s research has led him to make an accurate assertion, then many times more radiation than has been reported – which reports a very significant amount – was released from Fukushima and kept from the awareness of the people of the world.

It is up to you to decide about the accuracy of this story. To research Tony Muga’s Fukushima articles, his website is For videos visit YouTube channel – Hatrick Penry.