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First hour: Brett Redmayne-Titley‘s new book THERE! On-Scene Reporting from a World Gone Mad incriminates the author in “real journalism in the first degree”—a crime for which he is lucky not to have been executed. Brett repeatedly shows up at confrontations between US imperial authority and its victims, sometimes getting uncomfortably close to the lethal violence…and occasionally finding a chance to verbally push back at its perpetrators. Too craftily elusive to have suffered Gonzolo Lira’s fate, and luckier than Serena Shim and Shireen Abu Akleh, Brett Redmayne-Titley offers an alternately righteous-anger-inducing and heartbreaking succession of scenes from the moral, spiritual, and material decline of empire. Tied together by the narrative of Brett’s close-up-and-personal view of the police execution of Evan Quik for the crime of briefly borrowing then returning his mother’s car, the book takes us from the birth of Occupy to Zionist-afflicted Lebanon, NATO-besieged Transnitria, methane-poisoned Los Angeles, Erdogan-addled Turkey, a Wells Fargo branch that won’t let you withdraw your money, and perhaps most horrifically, the pedo-gang scene around Child Protective Services (CPS) that appears to have murdered Fox reporter Martin Burns, Georgia State Sen. Nancy Schaefer and her husband, and God knows how many others. Closer to home, Brett introduces us to various San Diego debacles including a toxic Trumpfest, a rapper jailed for gangbanger lyrics (if bad lyrics were a crime most of the pop music world would have to be executed) and a nuclear disaster waiting to happen.
There is a great read, if you can handle emotions like righteous anger and utter and complete disgust. Devouring it in one sitting, I emerged happier than ever that I left the USA.
Second hour: Gordon Duff, retired C*A fixer and publisher of The Intel Drop, has personally advised Imran Khan (the legitimately elected but illegitimately jailed leader of Pakistan) and the highest levels of the Nigerian government. And yes, I know some of you don’t believe Gordon, but I’ve personally watched him call up and talk to some of the big names he drops, and even participated in a couple of the conversations, so I know he isn’t making everything up.
Now that Imran Khan has been taken down by corrupt scumbags, and the Nigerian regime is at odds with the new anti-French military government in Niger, I’m curious about Gordon’s take on these and other symptoms of the world hurtling towards hell in its proverbial handbasket.