James Tracy has reached out to the news media outlets that attacked him between September 18 and 20 for a Memory Hole post addressing the September 16 shootings at Washington DC’s Naval Command Base.

On September 20 Tracy initially responded to the attacks. On September 19th and again on the 20th Tracy contacted personnel at South Florida NBC affiliate WPTV and Fox affiliate WFLX, including WFLX Program Director Barb Billens, WFLX site manager and reporter Rachel Leigh, WPTV Executive Producer Julie Pearl, and WPTV-WFLX News Director Michael Garber.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EILhY1MyBsQ

Leigh wrote a September 18 article appearing on WFLX’s website, “FAU Professor Claims Navy Yard Shooting Was Staged,” while Pearl oversaw a WPTV piece, “FAU Professor Writes About Navy Yard Shooting,” that aired at approximately 12:10PM as Leigh’s article was posted to WFLX’s site.

Mr. Garber oversees news operations at both WPTV and WFLX, each of which maintain the pretense that they are separate operations.

Tracy has asked Leigh, Pearl, and Garber if they will submit to a taped interview via Skype concerning their editorial decision-making, in addition to their broader journalistic responsibilities and endeavors.

As of September 24 Leigh and Billens have been non-responsive to two email queries from Tracy, and in a September 20 telephone conversation Pearl flatly refused to be interviewed, deferring to News Director Michael Garber. Garber has not returned Tracy’s telephone messages.

While Tracy is immediately concerned with the undue scrutiny afforded him by such outlets that has prompted disciplinary action and retaliatory measures by his employer, WPTV and WFLX’s “news product” is symptomatic of a larger problem that tends to characterize almost all locally-produced broadcast news throughout the US.

Much of the content generated by major network affiliates consists of easily-produced “if-it-bleeds-it-leads” reportage of car crashes, shootings, and other tragedies, accompanied by prepackaged video news releases from public relations companies or the parent network. In addition, the hollow, human interest-oriented “wacky news” pieces that are Leigh’s specialty have become a mainstay.

Tracy maintains that WPTV-WFLX staff should be willing to publicly address their journalistic practices, especially since they borrow the public’s airways and are thus theoretically compelled to operate in the “public interest, convenience, and necessity” of the citizenries they serve.

The Huffington Post and Daily Caller also wrote hit pieces (see here and here) on Tracy for his Navy Yard blog post that appeared respectively on September 19th and 20th. Tracy contacted writers Hunter Stuart of the Huffington Post and Eric Owens of the Daily Caller for comment.

Owen initially responded in a September 21 email, recommending that Tracy interview Daily Caller editor Christopher Bedford. Bedford has been nonresponsive to a subsequent query. The Huffington Post’s Stuart has been similarly unreceptive.

In June Tracy challenged the South Florida Sun-Sentinel editor Howard Saltz and his staff to a debate on the slipshod news coverage of the Sandy Hook School massacre and the Boston Marathon bombings. Saltz declined, stating,

We would not engage in debate. That’s not what newspapers do. Your suggestion confuses our reporting of positions contrary to yours with taking positions contrary to yours.

The Sun-Sentinel has repeatedly argued or implied that Tracy is unfit to occupy a faculty post at a taxpayer-funded university because of his public remarks and analysis of controversial events. The paper has also suggested on numerous occasions that he be terminated from or voluntarily resign his tenured position because of his public remarks regarding the Sandy Hook and Boston Marathon tragedies.

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  1. What is being done to James Tracy is called a smear campaign. The word “journalism” doesn’t even apply. No wonder they won’t respond.

      1. Desperation is not having enough to blog about, so the author rehashes something on Sandy Hook or Boston. Thank God This event in DC came about, fresh material to debunk.

        Real journalist are on scene gathering facts. The omniscient leader is able to discern from a thousand miles away, having spoken to no one, that this is fake just like…..contrails, Sandy hook, boston, vaccines, big pharma, earthquakes, tornados, drought, global warming, psychology, hurricanes, the fed,

        1. No claim was ever made here that the Navy Yard shooting was contrived, yet the reportage suggests that there are a good many curious aspects to the case that should be addressed, so it would be very helpful to read before posting. Your observations nevertheless suggest that you may have a bright future in what passes for journalism today.

          The point of this post and a previous one is the matter of being vilified for merely presenting a number of data points to consider and discuss.

          There is no shortage of things to blog about, unless perhaps one’s only source of information is major network news and their affiliates’ local broadcasts.

          As far as “real journalists” being “on the scene gathering facts”, well this is more than enough to tickle any thinking person’s funny bone. The “journalists” there are overall involved in simply feeding at the soundbite trough of government and law enforcement officials in charge then parroting what they have been told.

          A good gauge of determining how genuinely free or vibrant our press is involves imagining how different a wholly government-controlled propaganda machine would address, for example, some of issues and concerns you cite–contrails, vaccines, big pharma, psychology, the Fed, Sandy Hook, or Boston (and perhaps also Bush and Obama’s illegal wars). The truth is the public would be just as ignorant and carefree toward such important phenomena as they presently are.

  2. Dr. Tracy, you are obviously a thorn in the side of corporate media, and more power to you! Call them out and all of your readers need to complain to each of these malignant purveyors of lies disguised as opinion, or even worse “news”. Their complete lack of journalistic ethics should cause all of us to be outraged. Their journalistic practices are obviously biased and unfounded in reality and that equals propaganda.
    Do we no longer have laws preventing slander and libel?
    On another note, Dr. Tracy I wish I could take your classes and I wonder if you might suggest a reading list or perhaps even a syllabus. I certainly understand if providing this could be construed as a conflict of interest, but obviously you are well versed in the misuse of power in our media.

  3. Blockbuster interviews on Alex Jones today. Breaking news re Benghazi tragedy. Oh what tangled webs being woven to disguise other tangled webs. Small wonder most wander around in circles not knowing what or whom to believe. When will the evil spell be broken and return us to sanity? Help certainly can’t be assembled within the MSM, which has been co-opted by the top of the pyramidal regime.

    Keep chipping away, Dr. Tracy. Perhaps the brick and mortar will start to crumble exposing reality. And wouldn’t that be novel?

    1. This is the headline on yesterday’s Alex Jones Nightly News which shows even they stumble at times and refuse to investigate stories just like other media.

      Tuesday: The Nightly News. CT. Officials Refuse To Release Adam Lanza’s Medical Records Fearing It May Inspire People To Stop Taking Psych Meds. Plus, E.L.F. Technology And Mind Control Techniques With Dr. John Hall.

      No attempt at analyzing Lanza’s photo shopped eyes and other anomalies of the story.

      It would be interesting to see the memos from station heads to news reporters who malign James as to what their script is because for sure they haven’t done their own investigations of the stories James and other truth seekers are commenting on. Maddow must rehearse her melodramatic anti-truth speeches in a mirror first or have a drama coach nearby.

      1. Should they be called out for not addressing the many abnormalities surrounding Sandy Hook? I’m not sure. I think they made the decision not to go down certain pathways some time ago, and I can understand why. We can proceed to examine, speculate, and debate a good many of these things, such as the unusual photos of Lanza or other elements of the case, and in the end not really confirm or know anything more concrete than we know now. Much like 9/11 or Boston, the event is more complex than most people will be able to readily understand or fathom, so perhaps time is the most effective investigative tool.

        1. James, for 9/11 at least there is fact based peer reviewed science which the main stream media blissfully ignores.

  4. Honestly, no serious journalistic outlet would waste time and effort persecuting Dr. Tracy when there are allegations of a ‘stand down’ order to a SWAT response team afoot. And there seems to have been one, as alleged by responsible persons: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/navy-yard-shooting-swat-team-told-stand/

    Is this another Benghazi-style cover-up for some additional BIG BooFoo by BO? Are these stations merely shilling for the administration, trying to hide BO from accountability and pass the blame off on yet one more person?

    “It is wasn’t Bush, it must have been Dr. Tracy, eh?”

  5. You should initiate a donation fund, buy advertising space on these tv stations and newspapers, and publicly challenge these cowards via their own devices. Perhaps this course of action sounds extreme, but I truly feel awful for you when I see your livelihood threatened, with absolutely no accountability for these reckless tabloid hacks.

  6. More power to you, Dr. Tracy.

    Both local and national news outlets are pretty bad (I think we all agree on that!. Maybe it should be called the “Pop Goes the News” approach. Celebrity gossip! The latest reality tv recap! The new show on our network! (I wonder if this stuff qualifies as ‘news’?) Oh, and maybe a hard news story just so we appear to be journalists!

    I don’t know how carefully you all are following the NSA story – but it seems to get close to 0 attention in the MSM. Have there been ANY segments dedicated to looking at the disclosures and issues involved? Have there been any full programs? If anyone has seen any, let me know. Now I was in college during the release of the Pentagon Papers, but I do remember some news special or something where different reporters laid out the arguments of both the NYT and the gov’t. If anything like that has happened on tv certainly, I’ve missed it for sure.

    Now, I don’t think that all human interest stories are bad. I enjoy hearing/reading about someone doing a good deed; I’m a sucker for stories about lost relatives being reunited; I enjoy stories about people doing something positive for community/society. But I think there also needs to be some balance and real, hard, truthful news stories should not be neglected.

  7. A sincere “Thank You” for putting this important information out into the public domain.
    I appreciate your stand regarding media propaganda/disinformation.
    Keep up the good, important work.

  8.       Hi James,     I think you have been given a pretty good clue in where to look for the source of the smear campaign against you in the corporate media. The reporters want you to talk to their editors. If the editors would ever speak with you honestly (and you already know they never will) they would tell you they are getting a directive from their superiors to do a hit piece on you. This is one of the central roles that the corporate mass media plays – ridiculing, demonizing, and marginalizing certain threatening viewpoints. It doesn’t merely work against the specific target, but it also serves the all important purpose of making an object lesson of people like you as an example to everyone else – showing them clearly what they can expect if they seek to have public discourse on subjects that are beyond the pale, or even question the official narrative on stories spread in the corporate media.

       I’m sure you know all about Operation Mockingbird, and realize that all of the corporate media (and much of the “alternative media” as well) have people in key power positions which are doing the bidding of their owners – it is clearly a top down system of control and the editors and reporters are at the bottom of this hierarchy. They generally have just enough intelligence to realize what side their bread is buttered on, and what sorts of stories they are allowed to do, and which stories they had better produce when told to do so. I suppose it doesn’t hurt anything to take the path you have chosen, attempting to have a dialogue with them even though you know you won’t get it, just to document the fact that you have made the attempt. Otherwise, my advice to you is to cultivate a very thick skin and a good sense of humor… and use their tactic of ridicule against them. Don’t let the fools get to you. Keep up the good work!    Stuart Davies

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    1. Hi Stuart,

      I second your advice to James.

      No amount of ‘critiquing’ or ‘calling out’ will change anything in the way that the MSM conduct their business. They are an adjunct to the establishment and must, given their corporate structure, follow orders.
      This is not to say that it is a waste of time to ‘call them out’ on their misdeeds. For in doing so, one accumulates for the record a public store of evidence demonstrating the propagandistic nature of the content churned out by the MSM.

      The most that should be hoped for and aimed at, then, under the circumstances, is that the effort will help to trigger here and there in the public mind defections from the inculcated belief that the MSM exist to ‘inform,’ and thereby also undermine here and there the conviction that the rule of the ruling class is legitimate.

      In this sense, as Vivian Lee puts it, “Every bit of push-back is important.”

  9. I read the huffington article. You better grow some thicker skin. Either that or stop blogging. They just reported what you said. You reap what you sow, man

    1. My argument is that such news media should be accountable, especially when they embark on what are more or less smear campaigns. This is especially the case for broadcast outlets.

      A news article or the equivalent–especially a sensationalistic one such as this–consists of many facets, in addition to quotes, that the reporter and editor(s) coordinate into something intended to prompt a certain response from readers, viewers, etc. As with the barrage of “news” reports from January 2013 centering on me following Sandy Hook, the provocation here is, “He should be fired!” This is further suggested in the article’s comments.

      As I suggest in a recent post, many individuals today are more or less incapable of cultivating novel ideas of their own. After all, so much of our waking time is taken up by the thoughts of others. With this in mind, the media often more or less do people’s thinking for them, suggesting how and why they should be happy, sad, or agitated. In my view, “HuffPo” readers who fancy themselves a bit more sophisticated than the average Joe are just as one dimensional.

    2. I beg to differ with your comment to Dr. Tracy that “They just reported what you said.”

      In his Huffington Post piece, Hunter Stuart writes, “A tenured professor at a Florida university is once again stirring the pot by promoting an outrageous conspiracy theory, this time about Monday’s Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C.”

      Comments such as “once again stirring the pot” and using the adjective “outrageous” to describe Dr. Tracy’s comments are hardly what anyone who is capable of understanding the difference between objective journalism and media manipulation would call just reporting what he said.

      If you are unable to see that, you should, in fact, grow a new pair of eyes before you suggest that Dr. Tracy “grow some thicker skin.”

  10. Yes, Dr. Tracy. Stand fast, and don’t let the fools get to you. We are in an era of Gladio Unchained, foreign and domestic, with mass media collaboration on every level. Every bit of push-back is important.

  11. “We would not engage in debate. That’s not what newspapers do. Your suggestion confuses our reporting of positions contrary to yours with taking positions contrary to yours.”

    It’s amazing they bother still to say this. They freely, and barbarically, take up space in the rectum of certain bodies (i.e., certain councils and agencies). Anderson Cooper’s face is the face of what has exited the body of a warlord. How many of these people belong to the cfr, or have ties to military intelligence? Most of the ones shoved in our face do. If you call them on it they say there is no such thing. “What—I spread the stench of war and would probably do badly if put on trial for war crimes. I engage in rouses that help to regulate the public and manipulate opinions. But you cannot say I do because there is no such thing as a reporter taking a position because I am a reporter and reporters do not take positions. Don’t confuse me with me! Understand?”.

    Maybe Salts believes there is a conspiracy against him. Maybe he thinks big foot beamed down from a ufo and caught the loch ness monster, then proceeded to torture it until it agreed to undermine news reporting and make it seem like propaganda. Dear Howard Salts, dear Huffington, dear FOX, not everything is a conspiracy! You really are as bad as you demonstrate yourself to be, time and again. Sorry—no loch ness on this one.

  12. Here’s the thing, James – the smear campaign didn’t materialize from nothingness. This is being orchestrated from behind the scenes by persons known/unknown. I don’t expect that any one person is going to give up the goods on the personage(s), but it’s apparent that there’s a plan to demonize you and remove you from having any influence whatsoever.

    Your tenured position as an admired professor who is good at his job is really too much for these prevaricators.

    Think about this – it amounts to being the same as the unasked questions regarding WTC 7, also known as the Saloman building, and the pre-collapse script.

    Who wrote the bloody text that appeared on the teleprompter that Jane Standley read aloud? She didn’t make it up herself. The same goes for the CNN talking head, Aaron Brown.

    I’m confident that, in regards to the attacks against you, that you will determine the weak link in that daisy chain, and you’ll break it, revealing all.

  13. The central ideological problem that the media has is the 9/11-anthrax public relations homicide. The media can’t acknowledge that elements of the American power system engage in homicidal conspiracies without strengthening the 9/11 impression of the mass murder of the American people by elements of American power, de-legitimating American power. They are consequently constrained in a tight ideological box.

    About half of the American people currently question the media truth of 9/11 according to the polls, and this number has been increasing. So the media stigmatizing of them as Conspiracy Theory Whackos is no longer working effectively.

    Time for Plan B. The FBI and Obama’s Justice dept sent a circular to local police depts. that stated that anyone who believed that the CIA caused 9/11 should be suspected as a possible Terrorist. This will include the majority of Americans as the truth about 9/11 is more widely spread. The Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists are now a police problem under Obama, as are the whistleblowers.

    I think they are overreaching ideologically, just as they are in foreign policy. I certainly hope so. But as a people’s strategy it is necessary to legitimate the notion that the American power system may engage in conspiracies against the American people. Which you were doing in a Skype speech, James, a while back. But this also requires that we are careful what we consider as part of conspiracies, because the internet blogs are somewhat enthusiastic about scenarios which lack all evidence.

    But it helps, I think, to put these conspiracies in historical perspective. Power has always conspired against the people, and with the development of television and other weapons of mass deception, this has currently reached Orwellian proportions. This is largely inculcated, as John Pilger has stated, by what the media does NOT say, and can’t say without subverting the media untruth.

  14. Dr. Tracy, thank you for challenging those lapdogs who call themselves “reporters” and “journalists”! I am so sick of what passes for news these days, and of the dumbing-down of America.

    I truly think you may be driving some serious cracks into this corporate/governmental monolith that, instead of informing the public, does everything it can to block the flow of information and stifle different opinions.

  15. The FBI has released a video of Alexis with a shotgun in the hallway of the building at the Navy yard. It has obviously been edited but I can’t tell whether it has been faked. Purportedly on the shotgun was etched with , among other phrases, “my ELF weapon.”

    ELF is the acronym for the Earth Liberation Front, a highly decentralized movement spreading across Europe and the US. It is non-violent against people but destroys property, apparently largely symbolically. It was declared a Terrorist movement by the FBI shortly before 9/11.

    The shooter is being portrayed in the media, possibly with reason, as delusional. Possibly he was, possibly he wasn’t.. And possibly he was affected by the people and instruments he complained about to the police. It’s too early to say. But what this scenario does do is conflate ‘eco-Terrorism’ with race. I find this highly suspicious, and may well answer to my initial perplexity of the what the purpose could have been to stage such a scenario. Or perhaps not, it is too early to say.

    1. Like Adam Lanza, the Navy Yard shooter is dead. There will be no trial, and thus a one sided narrative will be advanced.

      BTW, I see the Newtown shooting’s 911 tapes are going to be released. Where are the pictures?

    2. Mark,

      It seems far more likely that the report about the supposed killer scratching ELF into his gun stock refers to Extremely Low Frequency.

      Evidently, this guy really did in fact think he was being bombarded with energy frequencies that were driving him crazy–reports indicate a long history of his making this complaint, although the stories always include the slant that only crazy people think the government is bombarding their mind in this way. Of course it might be true; the government does do stuff like that; they WERE driving him crazy. That is, they were creating a patsy.

      I know that you are race obsessed, and I have always studiously avoided replying to even your less fevered observations about America being essentially a vast conspiracy of white people to kill and subjugate everyone not like them. And although I do find your theory this time as amusing as ever, I have to say that here you are stretching a tad far, even for you. I’d call your theory preposterous (although that’s not to say that the secret government does not do preposterous things).

      No, it’s far more likely that the man was telling the truth about his being a victim of mind control, and that he had been being groomed for his role as a psycho killer by means of electromagnetic frequencies, intentionally done in a way that drove him to complain about it. It’s called “building a legacy,” as was done with Oswald and McVey, and Mohammed The Beltway Sniper–(also a black fellow, by the way). The list is long.

      Either ELF was scratched on a gun stock, or not. The important thing is that we are assured that it was. Either people actually died that day, or not; the important thing is that we are assured that they did. Either the poor fellow killed himself or another agent of the state killed him–the important thing is that dead men tell no tales. Ask McVey, Oswald, etc.

      The authorities want us to know about the strange ELF scratches because it ties in with his supposedly crazed ranting about electronic mind control. And it adds an element of complexity to an already strange story, because many people who live near to ELF broadcasting stations (it’s how the military communicates with submarines) complain bitterly to the local authorities about how they can’t think or sleep because the inaudible frequencies are driving them crazy–and are always assured that they are imagining things. So it leaves us, the news consuming sheep, wondering: was the supposed killer telling the truth, just like those hapless homeowners, but no one believed him? Is that why he did it (even if he didn’t)?

      That is, it could be an intentionally created rabbit trail to keep independent researchers busy–and away from the core of the truth.

        1. Thanks, Bev!

          Note how the article is completely silent about whether this guy really could have been subjected to such manipulation, not to mention the fact that unsuspecting homeowners are being driven crazy by these frequencies–which would prove the possibility but make the government culpable. Couldn’t have that.

  16. Call them on their speculations. Beyond regurgitating what they were told the media boldly stated as if fact several things that turned out to be untrue concerning Sandy Hook. They reported Lanzas mother worked at the school, the type of weapons he allegedly used, how he entered the school, that his father had been killed, that he wore a bullet proof vest etc. All later proven to be mere speculation. I think if they would have prefaced their “reporting” as uncertain or as speculation that may have been different but what I heard were statements spoken as if undisputable fact. Back in the day I believe that was referred to as yellow journalism.

  17. More lack of main stream media delving into this story –

    Has anyone seen photos of bloody injured or dead? Not I. So now the mall will not be available to look at any non-blood stains just like Sandy Hook school closed and will be razed so no one can examine what went on. The many photos of people hiding and gunmen, everywhere point to many photographers hired for this event.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2432943/Kenya-Westgate-mall-attack-video-shows-gaping-chasm-3-storeys-collapsed-siege.html

    1. You know, it’s interesting, Marzi, that these things can be complete hoaxes, but are always almost instantly treated by the media as obvious, incontrovertible, established fact–even when no investigation has even occurred.

      James provides a very level-headed forum where these anomalous events can be discussed with a cold eye, and it has attracted many very fine people, who read every comment and whose remarks, for the most part, genuinely further the discussion. This makes him one of the most commendable presences in the public space in our time. I thank God for his courage. Perhaps he had no idea how much courage would be required of him, when he published his first suspicions about the Sandy Hook reporting. However that went in his mind and heart at the time, it has not stopped him from doing the same each time one of these contrived events has been presented to us in the months since.

      And think about that: “the months since.” In one of my earliest comments here I mentioned that because these things are being foisted upon us faster and faster I suspect that the endgame of the overall plan to control the Public Mind must be near. They seem to be trying to see just how preposterous these staged events have to be before the dumbed down public will finally see through it, and lose faith in the manufactured paradigm. Evidently, the public will believe anything. They must laugh as they cook up the next experiment, as if they are working for The Onion.

      Meanwhile, James just reports, and offers us all a place to add to his reporting. The media have taken notice, and hate him for it. He’s betraying his class, biting the hand that not just feeds but tamed academia, and he’s throwing it in the face of the sleepy Press who are so completely complicit in it. Bravo!

  18. Thank you, Patrick, for your comments on ‘l extremely low frequency’, and Bev for your link revealing the FBI explanation. You prefer the FBI explanation, Patrick, that the etching was ‘my Extremely Low Frequency weapon, and consider an alternate interpretation my ‘Earth Liberation Front Weapon’ utterly absurd.

    I conceive these homicidal conspiracies as part of a public relations sequence, and couldn’t understand what the point would be for elements of US power to stage the Navy yard attack. However Alexis was a Buddhist and the ELF movement emerged out of the Animal Liberation Front. Both are consider Terrorist groups by the FBI, and the ELF etching would tend to stigmatize the group. But it could also be used to conceive Alexis, and by implication, the group, as insane, as a public relations device.

    It also feeds on the racism of the American people against non-White people, as did the victimizing of the Muslim brothers and friends in the Boston Marathon shooting. However, your characterizing my conceiving America as a conspiracy against non-White people is usually the kind of distortion that is relegated to the truth pimps in the mainstream media.

    My ‘race obsession’ as you term it, is certainly not original to me. There was a conference at Princeton of African American academics and novelists, who were also ‘race obsessed.’ The essays were reprinted in THE HOUSE THAT RACE BUILT, edited by Wahneema Lubiano. She begins the book with the sentences:

    “The idea of race and operation of racism are the best friends that the economic and political elite have in the United States. They are the means by which a state and political economy largely inimical to most of the US citizenry achieve the consent of the governed.”

    Race, including racial war, has always been a means that power has used historically to bridge over class struggle. But I can understand why you consider an emphasis on race absurd, Patrick. It is a common response of American White people. It occurs because the American truth consensus in the USA is a White truth consensus. The media and other truth institutions have been largely owned and managed historically by a White plutocracy, staffed by truthers recruited from a White professional-managerial class, and oriented to a White audience.

    In a world where nearly 90% of the earth’s people are non-White.

    The White population is very fearful about the historical trend of events, partially, perhaps even largely, because the majority of babies being born in the USA now are non-White. The USA is becoming a non-White country, although still ruled by White Educated classes, as long as it lasts.

    The non-White countries in the world are also developing much more rapidly than the those of the Western White Man, increasing the fears of the White Educated classes. A non-White country, China, is becoming the world’s leading power for the first time in over two centuries. But none of this is Mentioned, let alone emphasized, in the American Educated truth consensus. Race tends to be the great Unmentionable in most countries, especially among the Educated.

    I tend not only to mention it, but consider a major historical trend not only in the world, but especially in the USA, which historically has been highly racist. Except, of course, for yourself, Patrick, who would never be influenced by these historical tendencies.

    1. Hi Mark, Hi Patrick,

      On the issue of race, I would argue something along the following lines: the non-white who is offended by the arrogance and contempt of the ‘white race’ against his own is as much a racist as the ‘white man’ who fancies whites as a sort of superior species of man.

      To argue for the equality of the ‘races’ is to remain ensconced in the ideology of ‘race,’ an ideology that is inherently divisive of humankind, in valorizing difference over alikeness on the basis of ‘racial’ characteristics, by insisting that all ‘races’ recognize one another as equal even as it insists upon their respective ‘uniqueness.’

      I take my cue from Frantz Fanon who wrote something to the effect that the ‘white man’ who deems the ‘black man’ every bit as capable as himself in all respects is every bit as racist the ‘white man’ who denies this equality of the races.

      The point is that if one man is the equal of the other man, the basis of this equality is not something that lies between two separate but equally ‘capable or intelligent’ lineages of man, but on the basis of one single and indivisible lineage: that of man.

      To quote Fanon:

      (beginning of quote)

      I, a man of color, want but one thing:

      May man never be instrumentalized. May the subjugation of man by man – that is to say, of me by another – cease. May I be allowed to discover and desire man wherever he may be.

      The black man is not. No more than the white man.

      Both have to move away from the inhuman voices of their respective ancestors so that a genuine communication can be born. Before embarking on a positive voice, freedom needs to make an effort at disalienation. At the start of his life, man is always congested, drowned in contingency. The misfortune of man is that he was once a child.

      […]

      Superiority? Inferiority?

      Why not simply try to touch the other, feel the other, discover each other?

      […]

      My final prayer:

      O my body, always make me a man who questions!

      (end of quote)[1]

      While the ‘races’ are busy settling historical accounts with one another, the rich continue to scheme on how to keep them all, white and non-white alike, in perpetual bondage.

      Time to shed what divides us so as to unite against ‘our’ real oppressors.

      [1] Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks, 2008 (Philcox ed.), p206.

    2. It is hard to keep up with the false flags lately, you have to work at it!

      Love letters from a banker.

      http://zombietime.com/john_holdren/

      I did not realize that it has been almost two years since I wrote to you. I
      told you that we bankers would keep you around until you had nothing left to
      steal. We have just about stolen everything from you so of course it is time
      for you to die. If you cannot serve us by paying taxes to support us, then you
      have no function in our world. And make no mistake about it: This world belongs
      to us because we stole it.

      We have been degrading your health for decades. We have put viruses and other
      contaminants in your vaccines which we force you to take. We invented the
      shaken baby syndrome so we can prosecute you for brain hemorrhages your
      children suffer after being vaccinated. The children of billionaires don’t die
      from those vaccines. We have a Universal Vaccine that improves our health. The
      contaminants in your vaccines make you sick. They damage your brain. They give
      you cancer. And we make at least $300,000 every time we kill one of you with
      cancer.

      The transfer of wealth from you to us in the modern era began in 1913 with the
      passage of the Federal Reserve Act. This gave us the right to create your money
      as a loan at interest. We took over your government and the right to declare
      war. That is how we got you into WW I, WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam and
      the wars against Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, Also in 1913 we had
      the government create the Internal Revenue Service because we needed the
      income tax to pay for the interest on the debt and for all the wars we wanted
      you to fight for our benefit.

      But those who are addicted to fighting wars never understood that we also
      profit from the destruction of American families. We sent 56,000 factories
      overseas. The lack of quality jobs destroyed millions of families. It has also
      made trillion dollar deficits mandatory for America. The federal government has
      subsidized illegitimacy since the 1960s. The black illegitimacy rate has risen
      from 10% to over 70%. Food Stamp usage has risen sharply by design. We do not
      want you to have families. We want you to be dependent upon the government we
      own.

      People with families, moral values and traditions are dangerous as are people
      who can think. We have lowered your IQ with fluoride. We have the media accuse
      you of being a conspiracy theorist if you do not drink fluoridated water or
      take dangerous vaccines. But you will never see one of us drinking it.

      But things are getting serious. I personally sold more than 2 trillion dollars
      in Credit Default Swaps (CDS). I would sell another 2 trillion tomorrow if I
      could. I know I will never have to pay. I should explain what a Credit Default
      Swap is. Brooksley Born was chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading
      Commission in 1999 when she tried to ban them. CDS are a false and unregulated
      form of insurance. They can be used to guarantee worthless Mortgage Backed
      Securities (MBS) so they can be sold to your pension funds which are required
      to only buy AAA rated bonds. There are at least 700 trillion dollars of those
      fake CDS out there waiting to be claimed if Beppe Grillo wins the Italian
      elections and says no to paying money on debts created out of nothing. CDS are
      ten times the value of the world’s total economic output so we know that an
      economic collapse is coming really soon.

      Things went into high gear when BP blew up the Horizon well in the Gulf of
      Mexico on Hitler’s birthday 4-20-2010. This allowed BP to contaminate the
      entire Gulf with Corexit. On 3-11-2011 the Fukushima reactors melted down.
      after somehow a Mossad-CIA created virus called Stuxnet got past an Israeli security
      firm to damage the initial response to the earthquake and tsunami. This
      radiation was proven to be 300 times worse than Chernobyl by Dr Busby’s study
      of the air filters of Japanese cars. What you in the general public do not
      realize is that radiation from Fukushima and Depleted Uranium as well is
      working synergistically together with the Corexit to be 10 times as deadly as
      they are separately. That is bad news for your future health but good news for
      us. It enriches us as well as diminishes your ability to resist.

      Many observers of the American scene have said it appears that the US
      government is trying to provoke a civil war. They are purchasing 2.2 billion
      rounds of hollow point ammunition which they say is to reduce costs. They have
      bought 30,000 drones and most of these are to be armed so they can spy on you
      as well as kill you. They have passed laws and made statements saying they can
      arrest you and hold you without a trial or a lawyer. They have released videos
      of their new mini drones the size of insects that can also spy on you and kill
      you. They have prepared over 800 National Guard and FEMA camps to hold millions
      of people. This at a time when any sensible person knows there will be
      nationwide food riots as soon as the dollar collapses and 180 million Americans
      will not be able to afford to eat even once a day. And this is for a population
      of 310 million that owns at least 350 million guns.

      But civil war is only part of the plan to destroy America. 22 states have
      banned together to form state militias to replace the National Guard which we
      had federalized. Do not worry we are always three steps ahead of you.

      We are expecting New Madrid and southern California earthquakes to make America
      a living hell with armed gangs killing each other for scarce resources. I
      should point out that in the last series of 4 quakes on the New Madrid fault
      zone in 1811-12 that the Mississippi river reversed the direction of its flow .
      Most of America’s 300,000 miles of natural gas pipelines and 200,000 miles of
      oil lines cross through the New Madrid fault zone area which is in the ceollapses, you will
      not tting those lines will bring Ametmas presents. I cannot tell you the exact
      date when I will be e those quakes will cause a couple of meltdowns at nuclear power
      plants. This will make darn sure there is no safe food that you could afford to
      eat. That is how we plan to destroy America.

      You do realize that we have the means to make quakes happen sooner rather than
      later.

      So now you know we have decided to kill you. You can do nothing because we own
      the banks, the news media and the government.

      Do you want to know what is hilarious about all of this death and destruction?
      We want a civil war but have made no plans for the police, the government
      officials and the military to survive. We will let them fight and die protecting
      us on the surface of the earth.

      If you do not have a home prepared for you in one of our underground cities, I
      have seen them and they are wonderful.

      I will be making my final farewells now. I do not think you have that much
      longer to live. Look on the bright side. After the economy collapses, you will
      not have to worry about buying Christmas presents. I cannot tell you the exact
      date when I will be going underground. But even my homes above ground have
      special micron filters against radiation. And I try to avoid flying to reduce
      my exposure to radiation. Look at all those celebrities collapsing on stage of
      late. They don’t seem to realize they have been nuked.

      I have been converting all the money I stole from you into tons of gold so my
      family and I will not emerge penniless after you cease to exist.

      Goodbye.

      I did not realize that it has been almost two years since I wrote to you. I
      told you that we bankers would keep you around until you had nothing left to
      steal. We have just about stolen everything from you so of course it is time
      for you to die. If you cannot serve us by paying taxes to support us, then you
      have no function in our world. And make no mistake about it: This world belongs
      to us because we stole it.

      We have been degrading your health for decades. We have put viruses and other
      contaminants in your vaccines which we force you to take. We invented the
      shaken baby syndrome so we can prosecute you for brain hemorrhages your
      children suffer after being vaccinated. The children of billionaires don’t die
      from those vaccines. We have a Universal Vaccine that improves our health. The
      contaminants in your vaccines make you sick. They damage your brain. They give
      you cancer. And we make at least $300,000 every time we kill one of you with
      cancer.

      The transfer of wealth from you to us in the modern era began in 1913 with the
      passage of the Federal Reserve Act. This gave us the right to create your money
      as a loan at interest. We took over your government and the right to declare
      war. That is how we got you into WW I, WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam and
      the wars against Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, Also in 1913 we had
      the government create the Internal Revenue Service because we needed the
      income tax to pay for the interest on the debt and for all the wars we wanted
      you to fight for our benefit.

      But those who are addicted to fighting wars never understood that we also
      profit from the destruction of American families. We sent 56,000 factories
      overseas. The lack of quality jobs destroyed millions of families. It has also
      made trillion dollar deficits mandatory for America. The federal government has
      subsidized illegitimacy since the 1960s. The black illegitimacy rate has risen
      from 10% to over 70%. Food Stamp usage has risen sharply by design. We do not
      want you to have families. We want you to be dependent upon the government we
      own.

      People with families, moral values and traditions are dangerous as are people
      who can think. We have lowered your IQ with fluoride. We have the media accuse
      you of being a conspiracy theorist if you do not drink fluoridated water or
      take dangerous vaccines. But you will never see one of us drinking it.

      But things are getting serious. I personally sold more than 2 trillion dollars
      in Credit Default Swaps (CDS). I would sell another 2 trillion tomorrow if I
      could. I know I will never have to pay. I should explain what a Credit Default
      Swap is. Brooksley Born was chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading
      Commission in 1999 when she tried to ban them. CDS are a false and unregulated
      form of insurance. They can be used to guarantee worthless Mortgage Backed
      Securities (MBS) so they can be sold to your pension funds which are required
      to only buy AAA rated bonds. There are at least 700 trillion dollars of those
      fake CDS out there waiting to be claimed if Beppe Grillo wins the Italian
      elections and says no to paying money on debts created out of nothing. CDS are
      ten times the value of the world’s total economic output so we know that an
      economic collapse is coming really soon.

      Things went into high gear when BP blew up the Horizon well in the Gulf of
      Mexico on Hitler’s birthday 4-20-2010. This allowed BP to contaminate the
      entire Gulf with Corexit. On 3-11-2011 the Fukushima reactors melted down.
      after somehow a Mossad-CIA created virus called Stuxnet got past an Israeli security
      firm to damage the initial response to the earthquake and tsunami. This
      radiation was proven to be 300 times worse than Chernobyl by Dr Busby’s study
      of the air filters of Japanese cars. What you in the general public do not
      realize is that radiation from Fukushima and Depleted Uranium as well is
      working synergistically together with the Corexit to be 10 times as deadly as
      they are separately. That is bad news for your future health but good news for
      us. It enriches us as well as diminishes your ability to resist.

      Many observers of the American scene have said it appears that the US
      government is trying to provoke a civil war. They are purchasing 2.2 billion
      rounds of hollow point ammunition which they say is to reduce costs. They have
      bought 30,000 drones and most of these are to be armed so they can spy on you
      as well as kill you. They have passed laws and made statements saying they can
      arrest you and hold you without a trial or a lawyer. They have released videos
      of their new mini drones the size of insects that can also spy on you and kill
      you. They have prepared over 800 National Guard and FEMA camps to hold millions
      of people. This at a time when any sensible person knows there will be
      nationwide food riots as soon as the dollar collapses and 180 million Americans
      will not be able to afford to eat even once a day. And this is for a population
      of 310 million that owns at least 350 million guns.

      But civil war is only part of the plan to destroy America. 22 states have
      banned together to form state militias to replace the National Guard which we
      had federalized. Do not worry we are always three steps ahead of you.

      We are expecting New Madrid and southern California earthquakes to make America
      a living hell with armed gangs killing each other for scarce resources. I
      should point out that in the last series of 4 quakes on the New Madrid fault
      zone in 1811-12 that the Mississippi river reversed the direction of its flow .
      Most of America’s 300,000 miles of natural gas pipelines and 200,000 miles of
      oil lines cross through the New Madrid fault zone area which is in the ceollapses, you will
      not tting those lines will bring Ametmas presents. I cannot tell you the exact
      date when I will be e those quakes will cause a couple of meltdowns at nuclear power
      plants. This will make darn sure there is no safe food that you could afford to
      eat. That is how we plan to destroy America.

      You do realize that we have the means to make quakes happen sooner rather than
      later.

      So now you know we have decided to kill you. You can do nothing because we own
      the banks, the news media and the government.

      Do you want to know what is hilarious about all of this death and destruction?
      We want a civil war but have made no plans for the police, the government
      officials and the military to survive. We will let them fight and die protecting
      us on the surface of the earth.

      If you do not have a home prepared for you in one of our underground cities, I
      have seen them and they are wonderful.

      I will be making my final farewells now. I do not think you have that much
      longer to live. Look on the bright side. After the economy collapses, you will
      not have to worry about buying Christmas presents. I cannot tell you the exact
      date when I will be going underground. But even my homes above ground have
      special micron filters against radiation. And I try to avoid flying to reduce
      my exposure to radiation. Look at all those celebrities collapsing on stage of
      late. They don’t seem to realize they have been nuked.

      I have been converting all the money I stole from you into tons of gold so my
      family and I will not emerge penniless after you cease to exist.

      Goodbye.

  19. Here’s another disinformation assignment, if you choose to accept it! The ‘Affordable’ healthcare act. How many executive orders have been issued to exclude the elite from this terrible law that will have all our medical history exposed to the known criminals our government employs? How many businesses have declared they will eliminate providing health care by cutting hours to 29? Today a speech by our leader directed us to visit the health care site to see how great it is. Went there, pricing will be available Oct 1!

  20. Norm –

    Say what??? “To argue for the equality of the ‘races’ is to remain ensconced in the ideology of ‘race,’ an ideology that is inherently divisive of humankind, in valorizing difference over alikeness on the basis of ‘racial’ characteristics, by insisting that all ‘races’ recognize one another as equal even as it insists upon their respective ‘uniqueness.’ ”

    To stand for equality is to valorize difference over alikeness? Gee, I thought that the notion of equality was that whoever we are we are as good as anyone else. Anyone remember those similar lines from the song in “Oklahoma!”? Generally I’ve seen that standing for equality means that one is standing up for some group that has been stereotyped as ‘inferior’. Granted, differences can be divisive, but I don’t see that ‘uniqueness’ or ‘difference’ should be roadblocks to equality or something of no value. Generally, I think that our reaction to those differences usually causes the problems. Tribes have been fighting all over the world for centuries. Religious groups have fought each other. The point now is: Can disparate Americans really, finally come together all as Americans?

    Then this: “On the issue of race, I would argue something along the following lines: the non-white who is offended by the arrogance and contempt of the ‘white race’ against his own is as much a racist as the ‘white man’ who fancies whites as a sort of superior species of man. ” It’s racist to object if you’re being put down? I don’t know how you figure that one!

    Then you go on to say: “The point is that if one man is the equal of the other man, the basis of this equality is not something that lies between two separate but equally ‘capable or intelligent’ lineages of man, but on the basis of one single and indivisible lineage: that of man.” Now that sounds MUCH better! Why did you have to put in the other stuff?

  21. Norm, you appear to be saying that anti-racism is just as racist as pro-racism because the conflict is about race. Is that what you want to say?

    1. Hi Mark,

      Typically, what people understand by the word “racist” is someone who “hates” or “disparages” or “discriminates” against individuals on the basis of ‘racial’ characteristics. Clearly, unless you believe in the existence of “race” as a marker of ‘essential’ difference between peoples and individuals, you cannot be a “racist” in this sense, no matter how bigoted you may be. You might hate other ethnicities, but if you don’t have a concept of ‘race,’ you can’t be a racist, no matter how intolerant you are. Consequently, I think that we can agree that “race” as a fundamental category is indispensable to the “racist” as I’ve just described him and as most people understand and use the word.

      Now consider that some “racists,” though they may imagine their ‘race’ to be superior to all others, elaborate scales of preference into which they slot a whole slew of other races, from those they consider closer to themselves in terms of their evolutionary standing, to those they deem most primitive. Depending on who is standing in front of them, these “racists” may feel more or less accepting and not necessarily a deep seated antipathy. These “racists” believe in the existence of “race,” but they may not be equally bigoted toward all other “races,” and they may even harbor respect and esteem for some or many. In those instances where these “racists” express “esteem” for ‘this’ or that ‘other’ race, are we to understand that their ‘racism’ has suddenly stopped being what it is, namely, a belief in the existence of “race” and the relative worth of “races,” whether equal or unequal? And I personally know such “racists” even if they are well disposed toward many if not all other races. Furthermore, I know “racists” who affirm the ‘equality’ of all races. They believe in “race” and “racial difference,” but affirm that all should and can get along with one another on an equal footing. Furthermore, to their way of thinking, the different ‘races’ are equally capable in all of the endeavours of civilization. Are we then to say that their ‘racism,’ as enlightened as it is, becomes a species of ‘anti-racism?’ Or would it not be more accurate to say that their ‘racism’ is a benign form of ‘racism?’ Personally, I’d say it is benign, but ‘racism’ nevertheless. Admittedly, if there were more of these racists in the world, everyone would certainly be better off.

      I, however, along with people like Frantz Fanon (I venture to think), want something more, something that completely transcends all categories of “race,” a mindset that is truly ‘anti-racist’ at its core, a mindset that goes so far as to declare that there are no “races,” but only men and women and children who, regardless of their “racial” characteristics (– characteristics that exist only because in bygone eons human groups became dispersed over large geographical areas that pre-empted an even distribution of varying physical heritable traits –) belong but to one ‘race,’ that of man. To me, this attitude and only this attitude, is truly ‘anti-racist.’ I do not want to live in a world where ‘races ‘are equal if conceptually seperate. I want to live in a world where all humans, without exception, are deemed equal.

      I hope this clarifies what I tried to say, Mark. I do not think in terms of ‘whites’ and ‘non-whites,’ and decry that others ever could, though I am fully aware of the crimes that have been and continue to be perpetrated on the basis of ‘racist’ ideologies.

      My position is that by expunging the conceptual category of ‘race,’ you thereby expunge the conceptual basis of all forms of ‘racism,’ psychologically speaking. Thus it is that I agree with Fanon, that, fundamentally speaking, “[t]he black man is not. No more than the white man.”

      Simply put, I believe that all humans are equally human.

  22. A highly intellectual approach, Norm. But most people are not intellectuals, they just hate niggers, spics, gooks, etc And they kill, torture, starve and in other ways oppress them, as they have done throughout history. The UN considers as racism ethno-cultural bigotry, and even includes national hatred as the racism of nations. But I don’t think that they are as intellectual as you are. The view that if we abolish the concept of ‘race,’ we will therefore abolish racism is an original view, but not much good to non-White people who can’t get jobs, are railroaded into prison, who are hassled by the police, or who are lynched by gangs or individuals.

    Also an original reading of Fanon. Fanon certainly wanted a non-racist world, as many of us do, but he did not consider that he lived in one. When White Frenchman were killing and torturing Algerians, he want brown Algerians to kill White Frenchman. I don’t think he would consider South African Blacks as racist as Whites, Jews as racist as Nazis, Palestinians as racist as Israelis, or slaves as racist as their masters.

    Since world war 2, Norm, when the US became the dominant capitalist power, the US power system has killed literally millions of non-White people in the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghan wars, and in the massacres and wars of its client-despots largely kept hidden from the American people by the media. I wonder if this massacre of millions of children, women, and men has any relation to the kind of conception you project as ‘racism.’ By your definition the killed were as racist as the killers.

    1. Hi Mark,

      Of course, I can’t make you read me as I would want you to read me or as I myself interpret what I have written. But could you be so kind as to point out where in what I wrote I imply that by blinking the concept of “race” in “my” thinking I assert that I thereby blink the reality of ‘racist criminality in the world?’ Honestly, I don’t think I was being quite as original as you claim I was being.

      And I’m fairly certain that I did acknowledge the “ugly” in the world to which you so blithely imply that I am blind. But perhaps in your haste to flog me you missed it.

      And then why the sarcasm, Mark? Or is that just the usual tone in which you converse? But perhaps I am misreading you, too.

  23. I posted a comment on the quality of Dr. Tracy’s video presentation awhile ago. It may have ,simply been a skype artifact. But, I have shown it to several people who quickly note the same strangeness, for lack of a better term. I used the word editing. That wasn’t accurate.
    I was quickly pounced upon by one person who has been “lurking” around this site who has a side hobby of NLP. A couple of people joined in on the diversionary criticism.
    I will admit my comment was not spot on to the posted subject. But, like them, I was honestly concerned about the integrity of this site. This left a bitter taste in my mouth.
    These comments/dialog about THIS posting are stunningly off topic to me. I’m not an obsessive follower of every word but I fail to see how the comments devolved to “racism”. It seems WAY off topic to me. However, I would like to see any reasonable explanation of how nobody is pouncing on these “off topic” comments.
    Once again, I applaud Dr. Tracy’s efforts to expose the MSM’s propaganda on these important topics. He seems to have touched the “correct” nerve. And it appears they are definitely feeling it.
    My parents are 79 and 82 and they are begrudgingly beginning to see “behind the curtain”.
    Please keep the pressure on, Dr. Tracy. Thanks much.

    1. “These comments/dialog about THIS posting are stunningly off topic to me. I’m not an obsessive follower of every word but I fail to see how the comments devolved to “racism”. It seems WAY off topic to me. ”

      Indeed. And it’s all my fault, I’m afraid. Sorry about that; I knew the danger, but felt, for the rest of the readers here, it was worth the risk to point out the true meaning of the acronym ELF in this context–which was entirely on topic.

      I hesitated to write, I really did, because I could see it coming. It’s why I have always avoided replying to Mark lo these many months, even when his observations are so spectacularly bizarre that they scream out for ridicule. For the race obsessed, who shoehorn all things into that grid, no chance must be missed to pontificate on the subject, whatever the topic of the thread. And that’s just what happened. Even gentle correction will spin off a massive new, off-topic strangeness.

      I’ll do my best not to do it again.

      1. As a neophyte poster, I think I’ve learned something, here. And yes, I think I owe that to you, Patrick. I, too, promise never to stray off topic again. My apologies to everyone.

      2. Hi all – Hi Patrick, Norm, Mark, and even Michael –

        Patrick has shown a really good side here by ‘taking the blame’ – although several of us got into it. Michael, you have to understand that sometimes topics go far afield… it’s just the way we humans think – one thought leads to another and … well you end up somewhere else. I’m sorry Michael, that this didn’t suit you. And also, I think we also owe thanks to our very gracious host for letting us get off topic…

        I find that it’s hard to talk about race… so if any kind of discussion starts, I do like to follow it. It this is no longer the “place” and if there is any interest in continuing to talk about racial topics, let me know and I will open a thread on my own blog.

        1. If you start that thread, I’ll likely participate. Let me know, here, how to find you. I may be slow joining the party, however, as I’ll be outdoors more than indoors in coming days and weeks.

          Later,

          –N

  24. With the government shutdown, who is creating hurricanes and/or steering them. I find it ” curious”. Just asking hard questions the alternative media refuses to address.

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