Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us, by Gov. Jesse Ventura
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OnTheIssues.org BOOK REVIEW:
This book is not by a conspiracy theorist. It's by a former elected Governor, examining conspiracy theories. This particular former elected Governor is in a great position to listen to the conspiracy theorists and judge which parts are valid and which parts are nuts-- because the establishment considers Jesse Ventura nuts, when in fact he is a valid representative of the American people. The establishment parties and pundits consider Governor Ventura a fluke at best and an aberration of the electoral system at worst--and that is his strongest credential to take on the establishment. That's because the establishment parties and pundits are exactly the people who have hidden the facts from the American people about every incident described in this book.
Gov. Ventura generally does not believe there were conspiracies in the sense of a cabal of evildoers planning assassinations. But he certainly believes--and proves with solid evidence--that the federal and state governments knowingly covered up information, actively hid facts from the American people, and did everything possible to ignore the truth. That applies to just about every conspiratorial incident described in this book. Conspiracy by cover-up is just as bad in a democracy as the cabal of evildoers. The establishment hates Gov. Ventura--and dismisses this book--because he has exposed them for the conspirators that they are.
This book is a worthwhile read for any American who wants to proudly wear the title of "citizen". This is what citizenship is all about--speaking truth to power--and we should all back up Gov. Ventura against the tide of hypocritical forked-tongue defenses that the establishment politicians and pundits put forth against him.
-- Jesse Gordon, OnTheIssues editor-in-chief, October 2010
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Jesse Ventura: Balance American Dream with unfairness of capitalism.
Jesse Ventura: Keep savings banks separate from speculative investments.
Jesse Ventura: Return to staid banking: low-risk highly-regulated loans.
Ronald Reagan: OpEd: Initiated bankers' free-for-all, at bankers' request.
Jesse Ventura: Keeping fat cats in business deepened 2008 collapse.
Jesse Ventura: Watch out for DNA Fingerprint Act's biometrics.
Jesse Ventura: Banks & prison-industrial complex gets rich on the drug war.
John Kerry: 1986: Nicaraguan Contras support network of drug trafficking.
Richard Nixon: Coined phrase "War on Drugs" in 1969.
Ronald Reagan: OpEd: supporting Contras supported drug-trade profits.
Jesse Ventura: Visited Cuba & Fidel Castro, despite presidential opposition.
George W. Bush: Reduced trade sanctions against Cuba but opposed visits.
Jesse Ventura: Require paper ballots & hand-counting.
Jesse Ventura: Electronic voting machines are a GOP conflict of interest.
Ronald Reagan: OpEd: Reagan staff made a deal for 1981 Iran hostage release.
Jesse Ventura: CIA operatives in every state government.
Jesse Ventura: Kennedy assassination involved CIA, Pentagon, & 2nd gunman.
Jesse Ventura: Get rid of the antiquated Electoral College.
Jesse Ventura: Government cites "national security" for too many secrets.
Jesse Ventura: Release 10,000 documents held under "national security".
Jesse Ventura: Treat anyone: the doctor issue us a human right.
Arlen Specter: Originated "magic bullet" theory in JFK assassination.
Gerald Ford: OpEd: Kept FBI informed of Warren Commission activities.
Jesse Ventura: Federal surveillance is a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Jesse Ventura: Why were there no black boxes from any of the 9/11 planes?
John Lewis: 1964: Warned Malcolm X of assassination.
Condoleezza Rice: OpEd: Falsely claimed no briefing of 9/11 airplane attacks.
Donald Rumsfeld: OpEd: Falsely claimed no intel warning of 9/11.
George W. Bush: OpEd: Focused on denial of 9/11 warnings despite warnings.
Gerald Ford: 1964: Evaluated Kennedy assassination for Warren Report.
Jesse Ventura: Vietnam War was all about somebody making money.
Jesse Ventura: Lesson from JFK: Don't let feds investigate momentous events.
Jesse Ventura: 1999: Special Ops ID'ed several 9/11 hijackers, but ignored.
Jesse Ventura: I'm more afraid of the culture of fear than of al Qaeda.
Richard Nixon: Warren Commission was greatest hoax ever perpetrated.
Thomas Kean Jr.: CIA destroyed videotape interrogations of Qaeda operatives.
Thomas Kean Jr.: CIA destroyed videotapes of al Qaeda operatives after 9/11.
Principles & Values|
Jesse Ventura: Patriotism means wondering if were told the truth.
John Conyers: 2004: massive voter irregularities in Ohio gave Bush victory.
Timothy Geithner: OpEd: presided over Fed's era of disastrous risk-taking.
Jesse Ventura: Feds surveill us via private sector to avoid Constitution.
War & Peace|
George W. Bush: OpEd: Tortured prisoners to connect al-Qaeda & Saddam.
Jesse Ventura: 1980: Carter's failure on Iran hostages let Reagan win.
Jimmy Carter: 1980: Planned second Desert Storm, after first one failed.
Richard Nixon: OpEd: Panicked on Pentagon Papers because of CIA exposure.
Robert Gates: OpEd: armed both sides in the 1990s Iran-Iraq War.
The above quotations are from American Conspiracies:
Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us, by Gov. Jesse Ventura.
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