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Very Worshipful Brother Sir John A. Macdonald was initiated into the order of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at St. John’s Lodge No. 5 in 1844. Following Confederation he affilliated with Civil Service Lodge No. 148 in Ottawa on May 11, 1869. He was later appointed to the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Provice of Ontario as Grand Senior Warden.  His masonic regalia is currently on display at the Masonic Temple in Kingston, Ontario.
Yes it is worth mentioning, particularly his role in the Orange Order, largely shapped his early political carear. The Orange Order was a very powerful force in early canadian politics and is definately worth mentioning. Creighton did so in his first volume used as a source in this article.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Order_in_Canada — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 02:08, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
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|For those primarily interested in my recent political prose, go to My Politics webpage, formerly entitled “Iraq, al-Qaeda, 9/11”. For those primarily interested in my poetry, go toMy Selected Writings webpage. In fact the two genres inter-relate, as exhibited by both my most important prose book, The Road to 9/11,and my most recent books of poetry, Minding the Darkness, Mosaic Orpheus, and Tilting Point.
Click here to see an introductory video in which I explain my fundamental ideas about deep politics.
Click here for a website which accesses a series of videos in which I read and discuss my long poem Coming to Jakarta, and also my latest book of shorter poems, Tilting Point.
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Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. He was born in Montreal in 1929, the only son of the poet F.R. Scott and the painter Marian Dale Scott. He is married toRonna Kabatznick; and he has three children,Cassie, Mika, and John Scott, by a previous marriage to Maylie Marshall. Before teaching as an English Professor at the University of California, he served for four years as a Canadian diplomat, at UN Assemblies and in Warsaw, Poland.
His prose books include The War Conspiracy (1972), The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond (in collaboration, 1976), Crime and Cover-Up: The CIA, the Mafia, and the Dallas-Watergate Connection (1977), The Iran-Contra Connection (in collaboration, 1987),Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (in collaboration, 1991, 1998), Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993, 1996), Deep Politics Two (1994, 1995, 2006), Drugs Oil and War (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, March 2003), The Road to 9/11 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), and The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (Ipswich, MA: Mary Ferrell Foundation Press,(2008), and American War Machine (2010).
His chief poetry books are the three volumes of his trilogy Seculum: Coming to Jakarta: A Poem About Terror (1989), Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse (1992), andMinding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000. In addition he has published Crossing Borders: Selected Shorter Poems (1994, published in Canada as Murmur of the Starsi),Mosaic Orpheus (2009), and Tilting Point (2012). In November 2002 he was awarded the Lannan Poetry Award.
An anti-war speaker during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, he was a co-founder of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at UC Berkeley, and of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA).
His poetry has dealt with both his experience and his research, the latter of which has centered on U.S. covert operations, their impact on democracy at home and abroad, and their relations to the John F. Kennedy assassination and the global drug traffic. The poet-critic Robert Hass has written (Agni, 31/32, p. 335) that “Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time.”
If you have any comments or questions, I would be glad to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do believe that international public opinion, when it becomes powerful enough, will become the most effective restraint to the excesses and follies of particular governments.
COMMENTS ON BOOKSPoetry
James Laughlin: “Not since Robert Duncan’s Groundwork and before that William Carlos Williams Paterson, has New Directions published a long poem as important as Peter Dale Scott’s.”
Thom Gunn (cf. TLS, February 1, 1991): “[Peter Dale Scott’s work] extends the scope of poetry, reclaiming some of the ground lost since Dryden, lost even since Poundâ€¦ A true invention, it should be of interest to all who read poetry.”
Robert Hass (Agni, 31/32, p. 335): “Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time.”
Daniel Ellsberg: “I said of Scott’s last brilliant take on this subject, Drugs, Oil and War, that ‘It makes most academic and journalistic explanations of our past and current interventions read like government propaganda written for children.’ Now Scott has written an even better book.”
Publishers Weekly, October 2010: *American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan* /Peter Dale Scott, Rowman & Littlefield, $34.95 (408p) ISBN 9780742555945/ In Scott’s view, the American military-industrial complex so feared by Eisenhower has grown into a military-industrial-corporate behemoth. This “overclass,” often functioning independently from the official elected government, has spearheaded countless actions that it perceives to be in the best interest of perpetuating American hegemony. With exhaustive research and extremely persuasive arguments, Scott (The Road to 9/11) seeks to prove that the funding and motivation behind America’s assertion of global supremacy can be traced to drugs. Drug money fueled American actions in Laos and Vietnam during the Cold War, American support of the mujahedeen in Afghanistan in the 80s, and defines American political action in Latin America and present-day Afghanistan. By looking at covert activity and recorded history through the lens of American global dominance, Scott makes a terrifyingly compelling case.
Roger Morris, former NSC staffer: “Peter Dale Scott is one of that tiny and select company of the most brilliantly creative and provocative political-historical writers of the last half century. The Road to 9/11 further secures his distinction as truth-teller and prophet. He shows us here with painful yet hopeful clarity the central issue of our time–America’s coming to terms with its behavior in the modern world. As in his past work, Scott’s gift is not only recognition and wisdom, but also redemption and rescue we simply cannot do without.”–
Prof. Ariane Walter, Le Post, September 11, 2011: “Il n’y a pas de livre d’Histoire plus passionnant, plus riche, plus indispensable, pour comprendre les secrets du 11 septembre, que La route vers le nouveau desordre mondial» de Peter Dale Scott. J’ai decouvert ce livre il y a six mois environ et j’ai aussitot souhaite le faire connaitre mais la difficulte de rendre une telle oeuvre, quasi Proustienne par sa richesse, tant de details, tant d’humanite aussi, m’a bloquee un peu comme un surfeur au moment d’aborder une vague immense. Le resumer c’est un peu le perdre privant le lecteur de son rythme insense de revelations, de ces incursions, comme des plongees, au coeur de l’Etat profond Americain. …
“There is no book of history more exciting, more rich, more vital, to understand the secrets of September 11 than The road to the new world disorder by Peter Dale Scott” [The Road to 9/11 in French].
Gen. Bernard Norlain, Revue Defense Nationale, March 2011 [in French]: “Here is a book that is fascinating, revealing, one could say terrifying…. This work astonishes by its originality and its power of analysis. It should be a reference work for all the defenders of the legal state and for all those who concern themselves with the future of our democracies.” [General Norlain is a retired five-star French general who also served as military adviser to French Prime Ministers Jacques Chirac and Michel Rocard.]
Afrique contemporaine no.236, 2010/4 [in French]: “As long as you have not read this book, your persisting naivete will prevent you from understanding how the world has evolved.”
By Jeff Brown
October 3, 2014
On this 13th anniversary of America’s second coup d’etat, which happened on September 11th, 2001…
My, how times have changed. Listening to JFK give a speech on April 27, 1961, to the American Newspaper Publishers Association, and then watching his commencement address to the American University in 1963, it is easy to see why America’s deep state removed him from office in a coup d’etat, on November 22nd, 1963.
While the journalists in the crowd undoubtedly thought JFK was talking here below about the Soviet Union, looking back on history since then, one has to believe that he was talking about his own country’s deep state: America’s CIA/FBI/NSA/DIA/Joint Chiefs of Staff/Mafia government. After all, he had fired the assassination and government overthrow maniac Allen Dulles, as head of the CIA in 1961, promising,
I want to splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.
As the true puppeteers and heads of the American state, the CIA was not about to let this happen. Furthermore, he refused to nuke Cuba, did not support the Bay of Pigs invasion, compromised with Khrushchev over the Cuban missile crisis and had signed an executive order to remove all US forces from Southeast Asia. So, he earned the hatred of the blood thirsty Joint Chiefs of Staff and America’s worldwide Wehrmacht. Not to mention, his Attorney General brother, Robert, was tearing Mafia families new rectums, thus engendering the hatred of the CIA’s right hand partners in crime, La Cosa Nostra. Here is what Kennedy said to the journalists:
We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.
It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations” Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.
Sounds familiar today?
During his 1963 commencement speech, JFK pleaded for peace the way presidents Clinton, Bush I and II and Obama lust for war. He announced sweeping treaty talks with the Soviets in tandem with Harold McMillan, the conservative Prime Minister of Britain at the time. For American Empire, whose domination of the world depends on total war, Kennedy’s sentiments expressed in this address were tantamount to treason. Eerily, many of the points he brought up in this talk about what the United States would never do around the world, were already happening through the evil offices of the deep state, and which have exploded exponentially since 1980.
America’s 1963 coup d’etat had profound implications for the future of the country, and for the entire planet. Emboldened by it’s success, the deep state committed and continues to cause hundreds of assassinations, government overthrows and regime changes across the globe – all of which changed the course of human history. The American run Gladio secret armies in Europe are still thriving, murdering, regime changing and making a mockery of the Old Continent’s farcical, managed and controlled “democracy”. Stateside, it’s even worse. Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and thousands more led shortened lives, for getting in the way of the deep state’s objectives. 9/11 was just another, more audacious false flag event to scare Americans into accepting a neo-fascist police state and to justify the slaughter of millions of Muslims across our Pale Blue Dot, while stealing their natural resources, colonial style. It also allowed the deep state to pull off it’s second American coup d’etat. That day, George II was was illegally removed from office under the program of continuity of government. During this brief military rule, the country radically changed its foreign policy and defense. On this day, all members of Congress and their staff were placed by the military authority under house arrest in the government complexes at Greenbrier and Mount Weather, Virginia. Dick Cheney, the avatar of the deep state, was large and in charge.
Now, through Ukraine and America’s imperial pivot to Asia, Russia and China enter the cross hairs of Uncle Sam’s fascist plan to rule the world and control its resources via military excess.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy must by crying in his grave.
Reprinted with permission from OpEdNews.
Devilish UN Agenda 21 discussed on the Weekend Vigilante:
Dr. Michael Coffman interviewed by Sheila Zilinsky
Agenda 21-The Most Diabolical Scheme Ever Hatched-Dr. Michael Coffman & Sheila Zilinsky
BEATLES’ YANG YING SAN FRANCISCO POSTER BY WES WILSON: The Rock Poster Society fb + LA ROSA
Wes Wilson must have been one of the first San Francisco poster artists to put the yang ying symbol on public posters, in 1966, likely influenced by Gary Snyder and other Bay Area Buddhists.
He is still alive and working!