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The tag 'John Birch Society' is associated with 23 posts.

FTR #809 Days of Future Passed: All in the [Manson] Family?

It has been dis­closed that phone taps on con­vict­ed Man­son Fam­i­ly killer Tex Wat­son have infor­ma­tion that may relate to 12 addi­tion­al mur­ders. Por­trayed by the media as a bunch of way­ward hip­pies, the Man­son group, in fact, had par­tic­i­pa­tion by neo-Nazi ele­ments, as well as links to the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty. One won­ders who the oth­er vic­tims might have been? Might one of them have been Mari­na Habe, daugh­ter of Hans Habe, an anti-fas­cist activist and jour­nal­ist who worked for U.S. intel­li­gence dur­ing World War II and afterward–something that would not have sat well with the Under­ground Reich. One case that has more to it than reach­es the eye is the mur­der of Sharon Tate. Deeply involved with Robert F. Kennedy’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign in the Los Ange­les area, Tate had been present at a din­ner short­ly before Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion at which he report­ed­ly said that he would re-open the inves­ti­ga­tion into his broth­er’s mur­der after get­ting into the White House.


FTR #798 Thrive on This! Counter-Culture Fascism in Cinema

This pro­gram fea­tures the work of Eric John­son, who has writ­ten an impor­tant, per­haps defin­i­tive, piece on the counter-cul­ture fas­cist pro­pa­gan­da film Thrive. The advance of fas­cism fea­tures a bur­geon­ing array of media and orga­ni­za­tion­al phe­nom­e­na that direct peo­ple of more “progressive”–even “hip” ori­en­ta­tion in the direc­tion of big­otry and right-wing total­i­tar­i­an­ism. Heav­i­ly over­lap­ping the “Truther” milieu, this film fea­tures the work of John Birch Soci­ety vet­er­an G. Edward Grif­fin, Nazi apol­o­gist Eustance Mullins, as well as the ide­ol­o­gy of Aus­tri­an School of eco­nom­ics lynch­pin Lud­wig von Mis­es. The lat­ter’s phi­los­o­phy is the foun­da­tion of the ide­ol­o­gy of the Edward Snow­den and Wik­iLeaks milieu, in addi­tion to pro-slav­ery advo­cates such as the League of the South. The film also weaves the “rep­til­lian shape shifter” views of David Icke. All of the ide­olo­gies and the view­points of some gen­uine pro­gres­sives are baked into an over­all anti-Semit­ic con­fec­tion.


“Thrive”: Counter-Culture Fascism in Cinema

The cult film “Thrive,” proves that “anti-Semi­tism is the social­ism of fools” by fus­ing New Age mys­ti­cism and cult “free-ener­gy” mythol­o­gy with Old Age anti-Semit­ic ide­ol­o­gy, pin­ning the world’s trou­bles on the Roth­schilds and Jew­ish con­trol of the finan­cial indus­try.


Sirhan Sirhan’s Lawyers Moving to Reopen the Case

Long dor­mant, inves­ti­ga­tion of Robert F. Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion head­ed back to the court­room. Evi­dence proves Sirhan Sirhan not the killer.


FTR #726 The Kochtopus: The Tea Party Movement Manifests Classical Fascism

Koch broth­ers espouse “Cor­po­ratism”, rep­re­sent­ed as “Free­dom”; bil­lion­aire financiers of insti­tu­tions that gen­er­ate GOP pol­i­cy, Kochs per­vert pub­lic pol­i­cy to serve their pri­vatge inter­ests; grass roots “Tea Partiers” work­ing against their own inter­ests.


GOP Rhetoric Associating Obama and Tiger Woods

Com­ment: In FTR #702, we touched on the Tiger Woods imbroglio and spec­u­la­tion that psy­cho­log­i­cal asso­ci­a­tion between Woods and Obama–what research psy­chol­o­gists call “stim­u­lus generalization”–may have under­lain that case. Recent­ly, Gov­er­nor Tim Pawlenty–viewed as a pos­si­ble 2012 GOP pres­i­den­tial candidate–directly ref­er­enced that asso­ci­a­tion. “CPAC 2010 Updates:Latest News, Video from Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Con­fer­ence”; Sam Stein, […]


Repost: FTR #602 The Plot to Seize the White House — Interview with Jules Archer

Lib­er­ty League, indus­tri­al­ists, financiers orches­trat­ed the 1934 coup plot; Gen­er­al Smed­ley But­ler betrayed the plot; media sup­pressed accu­rate reportage.


FTR #611 Update on 9/11 and Related Matters — Caution: Networks at Work

Record­ed Sep­tem­ber 23, 2007 MP3: Side 1 | Side 2 REALAUDIO Explor­ing the eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal net­works that both pre­cip­i­tat­ed and exe­cut­ed the 9/11 attacks, this pro­gram high­lights the links between Islamist ele­ments involved at the oper­a­tional lev­el and indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions that dom­i­nate the glob­al geo-polit­i­­cal land­scape. These networks—belonging to elite indus­tri­al, finan­cial and […]


FTR #602 The Plot to Seize the White House: Interview with Jules Archer

Lib­er­ty League, indus­tri­al­ists, financiers orches­trat­ed the 1934 coup plot; Gen­er­al Smed­ley But­ler betrayed the plot; media sup­pressed accu­rate reportage.


FTR #529 Nazi Roots and Fascist Flowers

Fas­cist ele­ments orig­i­nat­ing in the peri­od pri­or to, dur­ing and after the Sec­ond World War evolved and branched out dur­ing the Cold War. The fas­cism they man­i­fest­ed is blos­som­ing in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ways and places.