Friday, July 24, 2020

How a Democracy Dies

Charles Lipson has written a great article for the Mercatus Center's Bridge on the background of the Russia Collusion Hoax and the reasons that it poses a serious threat to America's constitution. Russ Baker's history of the Bush family's rise to two presidencies in the last 30 years, Family of Secrets, suggests that the CIA has been manipulating presidential succession since the Kennedy assassination. Baker suggests the possibility that the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Kennedy assassination, and Watergate were CIA operations meant to pressure or evict Presidents Kennedy and Nixon.  The Trump presidency has been met with a Russia Collusion Hoax, a Ukrainian Hoax, and a pandemic, all of which follow the pattern Baker describes.  Trump is the first president to openly struggle with the so-called deep state, the bureaucratic domination of unelected officials backed by the American media. Lipson's careful, detailed account of the Russia Collusion Hoax explains why all Americans should be deeply concerned. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Abolish the CIA

I'm reading  Russ Baker's Family of Secrets, Baker's expose about the Bush family. A point on p. 182 is prescient. He is talking about the links between the Nixon administration and George HW Gush. Baker adduces evidence and fashions an argument that the CIA set up Nixon with respect to Watergate. He writes of Nixon:

He seemed downright paranoid about the [CIA], periodically suggesting to his aides that covert operatives lurked everywhere. And indeed, as we shall see, they did.

In other words, just as CIA plants were ready to embarrass and displace President Trump, similar operatives were already present during the Nixon administration.

Baker paints a scenario in which the Bay of Pigs and the assassination were CIA attacks on Kennedy and Watergate was a parallel attack Nixon. Baker's claim is that the CIA and the FBI have been running the country for decades.

It is time to talk about closing the FBI and the CIA. The military divisions can have their own intelligence units, which would be under military jurisdiction. Domestic law enforcement concerning things like terrorism and interstate crime can be carried out by a Justice Department office of law enforcement coordination that relies on state law enforcement.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Letter to Google's Director of Litigation Concerning Removal of Material from This Blog


PO Box 130
West Shokan, NY 12494
July 21, 2020

Catherine Lacavera, Director
IP and Litigation
Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

Sent via Certified Mail

Dear Ms. Lacavera:

I have been using Google’s Blogger for more than ten years. On July 20, the posts  I wrote from January 31 to July 20 were removed from the blog. I would like an explanation as to whether Google removed the material; if so, why Google removed the material; and of Google’s position on its right to remove the material. 

On July 20, I posted the name and address of a New York Times editor whom Tucker Carlson had named as having revealed or having been about to reveal Carlson’s name and address.  I would like to know whether Google views publication of this information as a violation of its terms of service, why, and whether you see a distinction between the Times’s revealing Carlson’s information and my revealing a Times editor’s information.  Also, I would appreciate your comment on the Times’s policy and why you think Google’s is better.

As well, I would appreciate confirmation that Google rather than an outside hacker removed the material from my blog, which is at http://mitchell-langbert.blogspot.com/ .

Sincerely,



Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.
 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Freda Bernstein Langbert, RIP

My wife of almost 24 years, Freda, died on January 26. My love for her will never die. The funeral will be today, Friday, January 31, at the Gromley Funeral Home in Phoenicia, NY.  Her obituary appears in the Kingston Daily Freeman. A number of local poets and one of her family members have expressed an interest in  collecting her poems and turning them into a book. I have begun putting them in touch with each other and planning the project.



There are stars whose light reaches the earth only after they themselves have disintegrated and are no more. And there are people whose scintillating memory lights the world after they have passed from it.  These lights--which shine in the darkest night--are those which illuminate for us the path.

--Hannah Senesh