SPRING 2005 ISSUE
Please Fit Your Views
Behind the Symbols
While many Americans hate either Republicans or Democrats with a gripping passion, many others see the differences between them as relatively minor. Some even see the two parties' fierce disagreements on emotional issues – such as gay marriage, abortion, and gun control – as fluid and convenient, designed to distract voters from the two parties' larger agreements on the billion-dollar issues – wars, global finance, environmental destruction, and exploitative global commerce.
When one considers these larger agreements and also considers the way the American corporate media emphasizes the two parties' differences essentially without commenting on their similarities, a strange thing happens. The edifice of everyday politics turns into a diaphanous veil before one's eyes, and it becomes possible to discern bits of the truth about current events... FULL STORY
M O R E F E A T U R E S:
Entering the Era of Deep Politics
A brilliant look at where the matrix came from and where it's taking us. Let us choose the "red pill," confront the matrix, and comprehend its 'Deep Politics' - for our collective physical, political, and spiritual survival...
by Byron Belitsos
Liberating the Mind, Leaving the Matrix
How do irritating uncles and Janet Jackson's breasts control our behavior? The key in our world of self-censorship and subtle mind control is understanding the inner workings of the American mind - and exploring the inner workings of our own minds...
by Sven Eberlein
Perfect Circle - Garlic & Grass Interview
Behind The Matrix in Special Forces:
Speaking with Veteran Stan Goff
A brilliant career in the military, with stints in Vietnam, Haiti, Somalia, and Panama, has led this soldier to another brilliant career – as an eloquent and controversial writer about the institution he knows best...
Interview by Rachel Elliot
Now or Never for Washington, D.C.
A British professor peels back the veil, and examines current U.S.
geopolitics. The real American aim in central Asia and the former Soviet republics seems to be seizing control of global resources in advance of a new "Great Game" with China and India...
by Mark Almond
The History of Money: I
Want the Earth, Plus 5%
A powerful little fable about money, credit, and the deficit. With friendly characters and a healthy libertarian sensibility, Hannigan pokes through the matrix and narrates the little-known history of world finance...
by Larry Hannigan
G&G Arts - Book Review
Will The Real Economic Hitmen Please Stand Up?
A former high-level official in the Bush Administration takes a look at Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins's brand new exposé on neoliberal global economics. The book's tantalizing flaws lead her to contemplate the power of 9-11 Truth...
Book Review by Catherine Austin Fitts
G&G Arts - Poetry
The Four Horsemen of the Average Fixed Cost
When they rebuilt the Tower of Babel...
by Ronnie Pontiac
N E W S R E V I E W:
Tips of the iceberg poking through the corporate media's endless sea of scandals and entertainment...
What If It
Was All a Big Mistake?
A Texas Republican asks the deeper questions on liberty and war: "What if the argument that goes, 'By fighting over there, we won't have to fight here,' is wrong, and the opposite is true?"
by Ron Paul (R-TX)
Need 9-11 Hearings Now
A California Democrat calls for the obvious: Hearings into what was known by
government officials before that September Tuesday. A newly declassified 9-11 memo implicates Condoleezza Rice, yet Congress remains silent...
by Henry Waxman (D-CA)
Qaeda Just a Bush Boogeyman?
The Los Angeles Times wonders aloud: Could 'Al Qaeda' be fake? "Is it conceivable
that Al Qaeda, as defined by President Bush as the center of a vast and well-organized
international terrorist conspiracy, does not exist?"
by Robert Scheer
Former CIA Agent Condemns The New Terror War
Robert Baer outs the other Matrix: the CIA's 'Worldwide Attack Matrix,' whose existence had been repeatedly denied after it was secretly created on Sept. 15, 2001, to initiate a global reign of terror...
by David Pratt
The 'Dean Scream' Clip Was Media Fraud
Finally, grudgingly, quietly, the mainstream media acknowledges it, so long after the
fateful 19th of January when Howard Dean was taken out in Iowa. The question the Miami
Herald still avoids is, Why was Dean axed?
by Edward Wasserman
Together, We Moved Three Mountains
The Ohio Freepress tells the untold story of grassroots successes in exposing 2004 electoral fraud. There was a historic confrontation in Congress. "Together, grassroots and Internet activists moved three major American mountains..."
by Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman
Whites Out Vote Fraud
More excellent information on 2004 electoral fraud, from a labor perspective. Swanson lists explosive areas for further investigation and reviews all the coverage by "the corporate news that has become too corporate and not enough news..."
by David Swanson
Poll Finds Bush Priorities Are Out of Step With Americans
Isn't it odd that a significant majority already dislikes his policies? Supposedly we just reelected him. To sustain the matrix, The New York Times spins the numbers, focuses on the Social Security debate, and chooses not to mention the possibility of a stolen election...
by Adam Nagourney and Janet Elder
"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?
Naturally the common people don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.
But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in any country."
- Hermann Goering, the Hitler Administration