Rand Paul on cover of TIME: ‘The Most Interesting Man in American Politics’
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October 27, 2014 issue
Submitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Thu, 10/16/2014 – 11:54
October 27, 2014 issue
Peter Dale Scott: LRC Archives
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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 email@example.com.
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.”
May I recommend a couple of Best-Selling Books that would make good Christmas gifts for the discerning ‘Austrian’ non-interventionists on your list, as found at LewRockwell.com/ :
Fascism vs. Capitalism, by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, by Herbert Hoover and George H. Nash.
The former author’s website, LewRockwell.com/ bills itself as the most popular libertarian website in the world.
Mr. Rockwell used to work for former Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul, and this is his most recent Austrian economic analysis on Capitalism versus Fascism, yet another scholarly book in the Hayek-Mises tradition.
Mr. Hoover was the foremost non-interventionist of his day (as Dr. Paul is in our day), and his huge oeuvre is eye-opening, and available for borrowing from the Oak Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library system.
December 11, 2013
A Plea For Peace
By Ron Paul
November 15, 2013
For generations, the U.S. has been embroiled in avoidable wars thrust upon us by agenda-driven politicians. In this emotional and powerful message, Ron calls on all of us to finally look towards a policy of peace.
It’s funny that Secretary of State John Kerry dropped everything to rush to Geneva as the P5+1 talks between the US/allies and Iran seemed to be moving inevitably toward a breakthrough agreement.
Then Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s teeth-gnashing became deafening and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius carried his water to scuttle the agreement, tossing in demands that the Iranians cease construction on the Arak heavy water reactor among other impossible demands.
The US Congress is poised this week to intensify its subservience to the war party and its Israeli and Saudi chapters by passing new sanctions on Iran — their way of tossing an IED into the negotiating room.
I was really happy and privileged to join Tom Woods yesterday to discuss the latest on Iran and related issues like Syria. If you like, please listen to the Tom Woods Show to hear more.
7:04 pm CST on November 12, 2013
James MacKinnon, former student and instructor in UVic’s Department of Writing and co-author of the popular book, The 100-Mile Diet, calls on us to examine the nature of the past in order to “rewild” Earth in the future.
He explores this simple truth in his new book, The Once and Future World: Nature As It Is, As It Was, As It Could Be.
MacKinnon is the past editor of Adbusters, the ‘culture jamming’ magazine that connected to the Occupy movement, and a past senior contributing editor of Explore, Canada’s national outdoors magazine.
He returns to UVic as a Lansdowne Lecturer sponsored by the School of Environmental Studies.
What: “Rewilding Victoria: remembering and restoring nature in the city” with James MacKinnon.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Room A120, David Turpin Building, UVic
Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
UVic is accessible by sustainable travel options including transit and cycling.
For those arriving by car, pay parking is in effect. Evening parking is $2.50.
Parking info and campus maps: www.uvic.ca/maps.
|SPLC Witch Hunt Falls Flat in Niagara Falls Ron Paul Speaks at Fatima Center’s Peace Conference|
|Press Release||POSTED: 9/12/1/3|
|NIAGARA, Sept. 8 — Despite a Southern Poverty Law Center attempt to derail the Fatima Center’s “Path to Peace Conference” in Niagara Falls this week, the event went off without a hitch, and, in fact, attendance numbers exceeded the organizers’ expectations.During the run-up to the Conference last week, liberal newspapers and blogs, relying on a SPLC attack piece against the Fatima Center, initiated an all-out media blitz intended to dissuade the Conference’s keynote speaker, Ron Paul, from attending the event. When Paul gave no indication of backing out, however, the media rhetoric began to border on the hysterical, with some reports even going so far as to accuse the former congressman himself of being an anti-Semite.
Dismissing the outrageous charge against the Fatima Center as nothing less than Catholic bashing during an interview on MSNBC, Dr. Paul proceeded to attend the Conference as planned, and in fact brought down the house on Wednesday evening with a powerful, hour-long speech that evoked frequent applause and was interrupted by several standing ovations.
“Jesus is the Prince of Peace,” Paul reminded his audience, and together we must all “stand for peace,” even with those who don’t share our religion or “agree with us on every issue.”
The Conference boasted an impressive international roster of speakers and attendees, which included the Patriarch from Syria, several members of Parliament, bishops from all around the world, pro-life legends such as Joe Sheidler, politicians, newspaper publishers such as Michael J. Matt of The Remnant and John Vennari of Catholic Family News, Canadian media personalities, journalists with permanent accreditation at the United Nations and hundreds of distinguished guests.
When it became clear that Ron Paul would not be intimidated by the SPLC attack campaign, a few far-Left groupsthreatened on-site protests of the Conference. Those treats were taken seriously enough to warrant a police presence at the Scotiabank Convention Center in Niagara throughout the week.
In the end, not a single protester showed up and nor, for that matter, did anyone from the “outraged” liberal press– an odd turn of events that left many attendees questioning if anyone in the media had ever actually taken the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hysterical fear mongering seriously. After all, if the Conference were really organized by the “largest group of anti-Semites in North America” (according to the SPLC) why didn’t a single reporter stop by to check it out? Obviously, there was never anything substantive to the SPLC’s libelous charges, and the local media folks knew it.
In the above photo Dr. Ron Paul can be seen chatting with Fr. Gruner, who is seated next to His Beatitude Mar Ignatius Joseph III Younan, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, who flew in from Syria for the Fatima Center’s Conference. Quite obviously the Fatima Conference was a major success, with the added dimension of having exposed the Southern Poverty Law Center as the proverbial little mouse that roared.
God bless Ron Paul and all of the speakers and dignitaries—Catholic and non-Catholic—who refused to be bullied by the SPLC, and instead came together for genuine dialogue and to send a powerful message of peace to the world at the very moment when peace is needed most.
More on this story in the next issue of The Remnant.
PEACE AND PROSPERITY
Ron Paul Discusses the Ron Paul Institute on the Tom Woods Show
wednesday october 30, 2013
26 minutes wide-ranging interview
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Published on Oct 28, 2013
Justin hits on the constitution and informs us of our rights and some important info about WACV
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Here is the rest of the Rally in 1 go.
I will be chopping this down to 1 speakers vids as the week progresses & uploading them here as I finish them
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