Dave Emory’s entire lifetime of work is available on a flash drive that can be obtained here. (The flash drive includes the anti-fascist books available on this site.)
Introduction: Revisiting Russ Baker, author of Family of Secrets, a seminal volume on the Bush family’s role in American power politics and editor-in-chief of the WhoWhatWhy website and blog, we examine what President Obama is up against and, by extension, what we are up against.
Much of the focus is on the role of the media in presenting, defining and thus controlling the scope of political discourse. This exclusive process benefits those individuals and institutions that comprise U.S. power structure.
Before highlighting aspects of the website, Russ notes the difficulty in getting media outlets to consider, let alone present objectively a book (FOS0 that links the President of the United States to the murder of a predecessor (Poppy Bush’s probable role in killing John F. Kennedy).
The Bush/ JFK killing nexus, in turn, stems from the role of the Bush family as prime movers in the intelligence community, itself a major lever for manifesting and regulating the course of political events in America.
Indeed one of the major obstacles that Obama is facing is inertia and the sad fact that the fourth estate (the working press) has morphed into a Fifth Column.
Exemplifying that unfortunate phenomenon is the difficulty Russ has had getting FOS reviewed by mainstream media and gaining access to “mid-level” media outlets such as John Stewart’s show on the Comedy Channel and similar venues. Revelations in the book concerning the powers that exercise the levers of press coverage appear to be a reason for the reticence of some literati to publicly evaluate the book.
Russ relates his experience with The Los Angeles Times. Although the paper reviewed Russ’s book, the reviewer dismissed it as–you guessed it–“conspiracy theory.” Perhaps such a stance derives from the revelation in FOS that Prescott Bush used his influence with the powerful Chandler family, owners of the L.A. Times, to elevate Richard Nixon to oppose Jerry Voorhees. Voorhees’ congressional inquiries about businesses in which the Bushes were invested upset Prescott. Those inquiries were soon attenuated by the then newly-elected Nixon.
The late author Edith Wharton noted that, “A frivolous society can only achieve dramatic significance through what its frivolity destroys.” With Donald Trump now returning to his reality TV show (after flirting with a “birther” candidacy), Russ notes that the political norm in this country is the real “sideshow.”
Addressing the issue of what individuals can do to improve things, Russ notes the growth of the Internet, and the ability of citizens to collate, analyze and distribute information. Mr. Emory notes that, with such technology at the public’s disposal, an individual can become a node of information transfer, disseminating news far more effectively than was previously possible.
Program Highlights Include: Analysis of the role of the petroleum industry in U.S. political life; analysis of the role of the CIA and “military industrial complex” in U.S. political life; discussion of the role of inertia in U.S. political life; review of George H.W. Bush’s activities on 11/22/1963.