Monthly Archives: April 2016

The 7 Lessons of John Taylor Gatto

by DAVID BROWN | | April 16, 2016

John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto

It’s hard to know where to start with the amazing John Taylor Gatto.    Through the marvel of technology, I have witnessed the speeches and lectures of some of our most awake and aware; including Joseph Campbell (mythology), Anthony C. Sutton (History), Carroll Quigley (History), Richard Feynman (Physics), Leonard Susskind (Physics), Milton Friedman (Economics), G. Edward Griffin (Author) and many others; yet, John Taylor Gatto is different.  He is more subtle, more joyful and more broadly read. With his vast body of knowledge, from many diverse fields of study, he draws his insightful, practical conclusions, seemingly effortlessly.  He is a pleasure to watch as you observe his mind clicking through his body of studies to share unpretentious knowledge and wisdom with you.

So with John, like so many other great thinkers and writers, I have been the thankful beneficiary of his great works. During my personal pursuit to discover untainted, useful information, many great people have contributed to this quest; causing me to turn around and see what was making shadows on the wall of the cave I was haplessly born into.

John was a good, loyal teacher for 30 years, until he decided to stop damaging his students: “He was named New York City Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991.  In 1991, he wrote a letter announcing his retirement, titled I Quit, I Think, to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal, saying that he no longer wished to “hurt kids to make a living.”” – Wikipedia

John slowly discovered that rather than teaching his kids, he was in fact damaging their ability to learn and think.  He was in effect implementing a regimen of social engineering devised by very familiar tax-free foundations to advance a very different agenda.  I think it is important for all of us as parents and concerned citizens to discover exactly what John discovered so that we too will understand how the school systems are damaging our children and what exactly we can do to stop and reverse this damage.

John Taylor Gatto’s Resignation: I Quit. I Think

Below, John Taylor Gatto, tells you what he use to teach in school until he discovered that he was harming his students.

  • The first lesson I teach is confusion.
  • The second lesson I teach is your class position.
  • The third lesson I teach kids is indifference.
  • The fourth lesson I teach is emotional dependency.
  • The fifth lesson I teach is intellectual dependency.
  • The sixth lesson I teach is provisional self-esteem.
  • The seventh lesson I teach is that you can’t hide.

Here is John in his own words.  I encourage you to read it in its entirety to make this real for you…

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Deep Politcs and Drugs | April 15, 2016 | Backgrounder Report


Parts 1 – 3 of a 5 part series from PETER DALE SCOTT at WHO WHAT WHY

NOTE: Parts 4 & 5 are yet to be published

Accountable Government

by DAVID BROWN | | April 14, 2016

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Everyone seems to have their pet peeves or core issues when it comes to politics: race, jobs, abortion, education, ‘fill in the blank’. I’m mostly a libertarian since I just want to be left alone and I leave almost everyone else alone to do as they please. Everyone else’s rights end where my nose begins and of course this goes both ways. Live and let live, etc. And over the years, I’ve looked at government spending and abuse. I’ve noted that the more money you give to the government, the less money and freedom for everyone else. This is always the case despite your politics. But it’s more than money, since government has a monopoly on force and violence and can do many other things that would be illegal for the average citizen. Government has set itself up with special powers, but it is really not that special since it is just a collection of people much like any corporate body. But without the special powers of violence, force and without the discipline of a balance sheet or income statement, it is not constrained by the laws of economics as are all those subject to its control. Thus, we have a powerful and potentially evil group of men riding herd over the rest of us. Without the constraint of law or our constitution, there would be nothing to slow down or stop its natural growth in power, scope and size until one day –like a tumor– it consumes the body that feeds it; and it too will die.

So my basic political formula goes like this: More power and money to the government = less power and freedom for the individual.

This is the prism I use to view my politics. Many disagree with this assessment. They feel that government is here to take care of the poor, the needy, to build roads and bridges and to make sure we all behave. The government in a real sense for these folks, is like the big Daddy or Father of the family of humanity and many in government see this as their job too. But without constraints on government the men who control government will naturally be turned over to their own delusions and desires and we all suffer. This is always the case. So what to do? Well, you could have a set of fundamental laws and principles that are immutable; designed to constrain this beast we call a government, and we have such a thing called the US Constitution. While not perfect, it has mechanisms built in for change. All laws in this country by definition must therefore be based on this founding document or they are by definition illegal. In fact, all our government officials are required to swear an oath to defend and protect this document as a requirement of their employment. So there is no one in this country who can legally take away the rights, liberties and freedoms guaranteed by this document and we are thus said to be a ‘Nation of Laws’. The laws are there to protect us all. This includes the majority and the minorities. The majority for example cannot vote to take away the rights, freedoms or the property of the minority, or even those of a single individual, no matter how popular it might be. So it is a surprise for many to discover that this country is not a democracy and never has been a democracy; because in a democracy two wolves and a sheep could vote on what to have for dinner, and the sheep likely wouldn’t fare so well. In a republic –like we have– the sheep’s rights as an individual would be protected.

But even with all these protections in law, if you have a nation of people without morals or character, you will find you have created a government in your image who likewise has no morals or character, but unlike you, this government has a monopoly on power and force and so, is no longer constrained by anything but its own selfish desires.

This is where we find ourselves today.

Part of being a moral person with character is to hold yourself and your government accountable.

  • This means when your government lies you into wars that kill millions of innocent people, you must take a stand and hold this government accountable.
  • This means when your government murders in cold blood, in broad daylight one of your presidents, you must hold this government accountable.
  • This means when your government spies illegally on its citizens, you must hold the government accountable.
  • This means when your government lies to you about the attacks on 9/11, you must hold those responsible accountable; otherwise they will conclude they can do the same thing again.

How Widespread Corruption Is Hurting Kenya

by DAVID BROWN | | April 14, 2016



Very sad to see the widespread corruption in Kenya in the short film below and to understand what this corruption means to the hopes, dreams and hard work of the good people who live there.  Seems like this is a growing epidemic around the world. Mexico seems almost as corrupt as Kenya and of course there is much of the same corruption here in the USA, especially concerning the whistle blowers. Here, like in Kenya, the whistle blowers are also punished. I don’t know how you get rid of corruption once it has taken hold in the government. What do you think the solution is?

Even if you executed those who are corrupt, the question is, who decides who is corrupt? If the ones doing the execution are themselves corrupt, what have you accomplished? Also, once you remove one corrupt regime, in short order the next regime becomes corrupt so the cycle starts all over again. The founders of this country (USA) had it right; creating a republic based on a constitution that attempted to constrain the power of the government, placing the rights of the individual above those of the collective, but over time the evil-doers have corrupted this system too.  To make matters worse, the people of America are ignorant and are corrupt themselves; no government can survive if the people have no morals or character. All I know to do –from my perspective– is to continue to educate people and teach them that morals and character are really the only logical way for humanity.

Why do we need to educate our people?  Because those who would be our masters here in the USA and in Kenya have taken over education and corrupted our youth. They began the replacement of the Trivium system with the Prussian system some 150 years ago.  Trivium teaches critical thought and self reliance using Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric; and that you find authority by discovering the truth. Prussian however teaches that you can only find truth from authority.

How Widespread Corruption Is Hurting Kenya

Americans killed by US made weapons in the Korea and the Vietnam War | April 14, 2016

from Antony C. Sutton…

By Claritablue - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Antony C. Sutton By Claritablue – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

“In Korea we have direct killing of Americans with Soviet weapons. The American casualty roll in the Korean War was 33,730 killed and 103,284 wounded… The 130,000-man North Korean Army, which crossed the South Korean border in June 1950, was trained, supported, and equipped by the Soviet Union, and included a brigade of Soviet T-34 medium tanks (with U.S. Christie suspensions). The artillery tractors were direct metric copies of Caterpillar tractors. The trucks came from the Henry Ford-Gorki plant or the ZIL plant. The North Korean Air Force has 180 Yak planes built in plants with U.S. Lend-Lease equipment. These Yaks were later replaced by MiG-15s powered by Russian copies of Rolls-Royce jet engines sold to the Soviet Union in 1947.”

“By using data of Russian origin it is possible to make an accurate analysis of the origins of this equipment. It was found that all the main diesel and steam-turbine propulsion systems of the ninety-six Soviet ships on the Haiphong supply run that could be identified (i.e., eighty-four out of the ninety-six) originated in design or construction outside the USSR. We can conclude, therefore, that if the State and Commerce Departments, in the 1950s and 1960s, had consistently enforced the legislation passed by Congress in 1949, the Soviets would not have had the ability to supply the Vietnamese War – and 50,000 more Americans and countless Vietnamese would be alive today.”

“Who were the government officials responsible for this transfer of known military technology? The concept originally came from National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, who reportedly sold President Nixon on the idea that giving military techno­logy to the Soviets would temper their global territorial ambitions. How Henry arrived at this gigantic non sequitur is not known. Sufficient to state that he aroused considerable concern over his motivations. Not least that Henry had been a paid family employee of the Rockefellers since 1958 and has served as International Advisory Committee Chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, a Rockefeller concern.”

“Some years ago research strongly suggested that the Soviets had no indigenous military transport technology: neither motor vehicles nor marine diesel engines. Yet about 80 percent of the weapons and supplies for the North Vietnamese were transported by some means from the Soviet Union. The greater part of these Soviet weapons went to Vietnam by Soviet freighter and then along the Ho Chi Minh trail on Soviet-built trucks…

“Clearly, the Nixon Administration at the highest levels produced more than a normal number of deaf mutes – those officials who knew the story of our assistance to the Soviets but for their own reasons were willing to push forward a policy that could only work to the long run advantage of the United States.

It is paradoxical that an Administration that was noisy in its public anti-communist stance, and quick to point out the human cost of the Soviet system, was also an Administration that gave a gigantic boost to Soviet military truck capacity.”

Paul Craig Roberts: The American Media Is A CIA Front | April 12, 2016

Notable message from Paul Craig Roberts

I reported honestly the facts of the US coup that overthrew the elected Ukrainian government in 2014 (see my columns in February and March 2014). However, the US print and TV media, led by the New York Times, lied through their teeth.

Indeed, the “mainstream” US media functioned as agent and propagandist for the Washington neoconservatives who destroyed Ukrainian democracy and imposed massive suffering and death on Ukrainians.

There is no crime that the American presstitutes will not commit and no lie that they will not tell.

Yesterday (April 11, 2016) Robert Parry held the sordid presstitutes accountable:

‘Yats’ Is No Longer the Guy

About Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts Newsletter

Joe Plummer Interview | April 12, 2016

Joe Plummer

Joe Plummer

I will be conducting an interview and discussion with the outstanding author and researcher, Mr. Joe Plummer, over the next few weeks.  If you have any questions for Mr. Plummer or would like to suggest topics you would like to see discussed, please let me know. Mr. Plummer does deep historical research and has written several fascinating and well-researched books on Quigley’s ‘Tragedy and Hope’, ‘Dirty Money’ and a chilling novel on one man’s journey ‘Leaving the Illusion’. Mr. Plummer has appeared on Alex Jones’ InfoWARS, Richard Grove’s Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett’s The Corbett Report, John B. Wells’ Caravan To Midnight and others. His ‘Tragedy and Hope 101’ includes the following introduction by G. Edward Griffin…

by G. Edward Griffin

If you have ever watched an illusionist perform up-close magic, you know the power of misdirection and sleight-of-hand. Even in a room full of suspicious and attentive observers, the illusionist can fool them all. By exploiting known weaknesses in the human mind and employing his tools of the trade, he will deceive the crowd whether it wants to be deceived or not.

Imagine what an equally talented “network” of political illusionists can accomplish. Performing before an audience of mostly trusting and casual observers, exploiting known weaknesses in the human mind, and employing their tools of the trade, they, too, will deceive the crowd whether it wants to be deceived or not.

Having spent nearly sixty years of my life researching and writing about the illusionists who control our world, I can say without reservation that you are about to learn some of their closest-held secrets. Joe has done an outstanding job of weeding through Carroll Quigley’s book, Tragedy & Hope. He has captured the essence of what Quigley referred to as “the Network” and made this important information accessible to the average person who simply doesn’t have time to read a 1,300-page history book. Even for those who intend to read the entire volume, Joe has created an introduction and study guide that will serve the serious student well.

Knowledge of who Carroll Quigley was and the deceptions that he revealed is essential for understanding the real world of today. His close relationship with the Network and his approval of its aims made it possible to provide an insider’s analysis of the minds and methods of the global elite. Without this knowledge, the actions of those who dominate the U.S. government and the Western world do not make sense. With it, everything falls into place.

Be forewarned. The journey you are about to begin is not for the faint hearted. If you are comfortable with the illusions that currently pass for political reality, this book is not for you because, once you discover how the deceivers perform their magic, the comfort of ignorance is no longer possible. Once the bell is rung, it cannot be unrung.

The bell starts ringing on the next page.

ClearNFO Book Reviews:

Joe Plummer Teaches Tragedy and Hope 101 | April 11, 2016

Don’t miss this important interview with author Joe Plummer (Podcast and Video, below) conducted by James Corbett of the Corbett Report:

T and H 101

Books by Joe Plummer

Interview 1158 – Joe Plummer Teaches Tragedy and Hope 101

Clocking in at 1300 pages of small print text, Carroll Quigley’s seminal work, Tragedy and Hope, is an intimidating and weighty tome. Today we talk to Joe Plummer of about his guide to Quigley’s massive book. Available as a free e-book or as a paperback or kindle purchase and dubbed Tragedy and Hope 101, Plummer’s guide condenses, summarizes, explains and footnotes the highlights and lowlights of the text so you can understand the nature of the conspiratorial network that Quigley exposed and why this information is so important. – The Corbett Report

Joe Plummer Teaches Tragedy and Hope 101 (Video)

Honest Computing

by DAVID BROWN | | April 10, 2016

(Unfair Arguments with Existence, Opus 102; filed under productivity)


Whatever happened to honest computing?  At each upgrade it seems to be getting worse.  Lies and damnable lies.  So I finally arrived at Win10 back in 2015 after my journey from DOS 1.0 so many years ago.  I miss the days of computers doing just exactly what you told them to do; and they never, ever crashed, but progress, complexity and distrust have all increased over the years since the unflinching green-screen dog days of DOS.  In the old days, computers were just tools, but today, they provide a rouge government access to your most private activities from turning on your mic and camera remotely, to logging all your keystrokes, to spying on your on-line activities; and of course, let us not forget all the back-doors they have bought and paid for.  Nothing is private and nothing is secure from the prying eyes of Big Bro nowadays.  It’s a matter of ‘National Security’ don’t ya know.  Not yours, but theirs.

Sure Win10 is much more usable than Microsoft’s turkey Bob O/S or Vista but it insists on deception, obfuscation and even out right lying.  There are some good lies like MS shims and stubs from ‘Microsoft Fakes Framework’ (yes, that’s the real name) which allows me to lie to my 32 bit applications so that they will work with Microsoft’s 64 bit operating systems.  But lying to an application and lying to the end user are completely different. Lies to the end user really piss me off.  What are some of the lies?

Well, the first one you will notice is that despite having booted your system, logging in and seeing your full screen in record time, Windows is really not ready for work.  It’s a lie.  It still has quite a bit of housekeeping to do before you actually have a usable system.   This can be several long minutes of frustration.  I would rather it take its time up front and not present my screen until it is actually ready to do some work, but then again that would hurt Microsoft’s phantom boot time.   This reminds me of the totally bogus on-time stats of the airline industry.

Another pisser is that when you write files to your USB drive, you just never know when and if they are actually written to the drive unless you flush the ‘writes pending’ using eject or other means.  This can cause data corruption all because of a lie from Microsoft.  It said it wrote the files, but it really didn’t.  What it did was schedule these files to be written at some time in the future and it never tells you when or if this occurred.

A new lie is that when I shut down my system, the screen now goes blank almost immediately, but if I look at my hard drive indicator light, it may be thrashing for minutes until it goes off.  WTF?  I turned it off, but it doesn’t turn off.

And of course there is the old lie even in the DOS days of deleting files, it just puts a lower case Greek delta symbol as the first character of the file indicating it is A-Okay to over write this file at some point in the future if needed.   I do love the journaling file system, multi-tasking and the graphics, but I would appreciate a little more attention to honest computing.

Another improvement is that the new ‘Blue Screen of Death’ is now a kinder, gentler shade of blue that still provides near worthless information.

Building Blocks for a Global Government

by DAVID BROWN | | April 10, 2016

Global Power Grab

Global Power Grab

Since I’ve spent a considerable amount of time researching and studying history –history that hasn’t been filtered through one of the organs of the existing power structure– I find the movements of the power elites easy to track. I often wonder why everyone else can’t see what’s so clearly going on. Well, the answer is that they have no background, other than what has been fed to them by these same power elite who seek to control them. Years of study can be difficult if not impossible to summarize in a few bullet points, but these simplified power points are what is needed if I ever hope to spread this important information to those who do not have the time, interest or perhaps aptitude to do their own hard-core, objective research. So with this in mind, I have listed below a small set of the building blocks being assembled together by man’s natural predators (the powers that shouldn’t be).

There exists a massive amount of proof behind each of these 11 building blocks, but I will be seeking to find just one or two good proofs or examples of each to keep it short and simple for those who are challenged by the clock.   And of course just listing the building blocks is not enough, there must be a proof of the mortar that holds these blocks together; and of course an additional proof of who it is exactly directing the building of this global structure.   I’m hoping to refine this over time, making it better and more useful as a tool for me to use to help in spreading this vital information to others with the idea of keeping this story as simple and focused as possible.

Building Blocks for the New World Order:

  1. Common Core (Control Education)
  2. UN Agenda-21 & 2030 (Control Private Property Rights)
  3. Affordable Care Act (Control Health Care)
  4. Federal Reserve (Control Money)
  5. The Patriot Act & the USA Freedom Act (Control Civil Liberties)
  6. Free Trade Agreements like TPP (Control the movement of goods, services and people)
  7. Strong Cities Network (SCN) (Global Police Force)
  8. Global Warming (Install a Global Tax of $100 trillion)
  9. CFR (Control of US Foreign Policy and Geopolitics)
  10. Vaccines (Population Control)
  11. Main Stream Media (Perception Control)