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Steward Rhodes of Oathkeepers; Mike Palecek, author of JOHNNY MOON: The Great American JFK Novel?

Truth Jihad Radio Fri. 10/7/11, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

First hour: Peymon Mottahedeh interviews Steward Rhodes, the founder and director of Oathkeepers:

“Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial. We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.” Our motto is “Not on our watch!”

Second hour: Kevin Barrett interviews Mike Palecek of, whose new book Johnny Moon takes on the JFK assassination and its era through the eyes of a third-grader in Catholic school. I’ve read JFK assassination fiction by Don Delillo and Norman Mailer, and can tell you that this new novel not only is Mike’s best book yet, it’s much better than Delillo’s and Mailer’s efforts to do justice to the most important event in US history.

Howard Hunt, during his confession to helping kill JFK as part of a CIA plot directed by Cord Meyer and Lyndon B. Johnson, admitted to his son St. John that 11/22/63 was a dark day for democracy. In fact, it was the last day of American democracy, the end of the Republic, and the beginning of the era of pure pathocracy we now are trying to shake off – but won’t, unless we wake up to how bad it is, and launch the 2nd American Revolution. Mike’s book gets everything right. Its rich mix of realism and fantasy as viewed by a precocious third grader, alternately hilarious and horrific, is unlike anything else you’ve ever read.

2 Thoughts to “Steward Rhodes of Oathkeepers; Mike Palecek, author of JOHNNY MOON: The Great American JFK Novel?”

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Kevin,

    It just occurred to me this might be fun to discuss / post.



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    These are the segments from Geraldo Rivera's late-night ABC-TV talk show "Good Night America", where Abraham Zapruder's famous home movie depicting President John F. Kennedy's assassination in graphic detail is shown to an American audience for the very first time. The date of the program is March 6, 1975.

    Famed conspiracy theorist and author Robert Groden is one of Rivera's guests. Also journalist Ralph Schoenman and comedian Dick Gregory.

    –> At 11:41, Part 2, leading up to the last minute of the show, Geraldo "Thank all you all for being here and for watching. Uh, I want to thank Raquel and all the guests we've had tonight. Uh, the next edition of Good Night America is on the 27th of March. Until then, peace and good night America."

    –> At 12:06, Part 2, during the last minute of the show, the announcer says "Arlen Spector, former Assistant Counsel to the Warren Commission, will be a guest on the next edition of Good Night America and will comment on the film and the assassination of President Kennedy that you've just seen."

    "Image Of An Assassination: A New Look At The Zapruder Film" (copyright 1998 MPI Media Group)

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  2. Anonymous

    Hi Kevin,

    Good programs this week. (As always.)

    Just wanted to say I was incensed to hear the guy that opened your show yesterday. If he truly thinks that those of us protesting the Fed are socialists and communists, well, holy f@#king shit… he's part of the problem.

    I was just floored with his opening comments. Really, a truly very ignorant opinion on those protesting. I know liberals and conservatives fighting side by side on this. He was sooooo off the mark. Sad to hear on that your program.

    I firmly believe if people would do a deep self examination, they would better understand the false labels they wear. We ALL have liberal and conservative values. The divide is not as neat and clean as the powers that be try to corral us with.

    I have always leaned liberal, but only because I fight for the poor man. (WWJD) With that said, I also hold conservative opinions as well. We all do. IE: don't ever try to take our guns. Conservatives like to say all liberals want to take our guns. Nothing could be more absurd. What the parties want and what the people want is more often than not a whole different opinion.

    Anyway… I enjoyed your slice of the program though. Always a great effort. The guy that opened really touched a nerve. I had a hard time listening to him. Finally settled down once you got on.

    I do not consider myself a Democrat, nor a Republican. I am a Constitutionalist. I voted for Kucinich in 2008. I will vote for Paul in 2012. And I think Obama is nothing more than Bush III. (See my short op/ed on the front page of NewsFocus.)

    We need to end the left-right discourse in this country. I truly see it as job one. That is a huge part in removing our shackles. The divide will never end until we can successfully do that.

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