Thinking Straight in a Crooked World

Posted: 24th June 2016 by wgreenblog in What's Ahead
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The amazing thing about most people…you, your family, your friends, your neighbors and other acquaintances…is that generally they’re all honest. Sure they might commit an occasional crime, like stealing a pencil at work, or fudging some mileage numbers, but on the whole, they toe the line. They’re the voting electorate. Contrast them with those whom we elect to public office. With few exceptions, these folks are corrupt. Where I live, in Illinois, the political system operates like the Mafia. “Gov Big Mouth is doing 14 years in the big house, but he’s a tough guy. He won’t squeal on his us”.  So say his political friends. Our Federal prisons have become the home away from home for crooked politicians—Rob, Dennis, George, the Dans, Otto, Jesse Junior and hundreds of others.

Upcoming is the political battle for the office of President between Hillary and Donald. She is under investigation by the Federal government, her former-president husband was disbarred and impeached, and their livelihood appears to be filled with bribery, high-stakes con-games, and possibly even murder. “The Donald” hasn’t yet been labeled as a crook, only a bankrupt, but he has thrived in the cut-throat world of heavyweight real estate. Bribes and corruption are no strangers to this venue. Trump may or may not be dirty and by November we may know. His shrill opponent will bring out every closeted skeleton she can find to swing votes her way, and the bombastic Trump will no doubt spend most his campaign funds excavating the bones of Mrs. Clinton’s past.

On the other hand, if history is a guide, our mass media will take sides, but do no vetting. President Obama remains a mystery man. The media has done nothing to expose his past. It has only focused on Obama’s canned autobiographies. You can forget people in the media. They are more dishonest than the politicians. The news business is owned by corporate America and its only purpose is to sell approved products, people and ideas. We the people believe their big lies: war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength.

So where does this leave “honest, hard-working Americans”? As always, we are sheep guided by the dogs of politics, and enticed by the whores of media manipulation. Today, we are flocking together to promote one or the other of the presidential candidates. We are discussing the merits or demerits of Obamacare. We are frothing about gun-control and illegal immigrants. We hate Muslims; we love Muslims. We are up in arms about public toilet room users…and as always, we are obsessed with Kim Kardashian’s ass. But we don’t seem overly concerned about the state of the economy, the worthlessness of the dollar, or the corruption of our leaders. While the average American struggles to stay afloat, the politicians live in luxury enjoying all-expenses paid, full retirement, lobbyist-funded multi-year sea cruises on the U.S.S. America.

Soon, the sheep will awake. It is time for the Great Reset.  All our money and possessions will have been stolen. We will lament: “We were fools. They were all crooks. It doesn’t pay to be honest.” But if so, we will have misread our new painful perspective. We may even become criminals like our leaders. This would be wrong. To quote Stan Laurel: “Honesty is the best policy.”  The average honest person sleeps soundly knowing this personal truth. The crooked politicians, the lying media people, and the corrupt corporate moguls have also slept well—tranquilized by the absence of a conscience, sleeping in comfort on their mattresses stuffed with hundred dollar bills. But their sins and avarice may soon overwhelm them. We can hope.

Notwithstanding all of the above, the American sheep can take some sad consolation knowing their sovereign pasture, although littered with lies and covered in corruption, remains the best barnyard in the world.  It’s just time for “we the sheeple” to rid ourselves of the nasty farmer, his banker, his toothless wife and all the belligerent, barking dogs. Baa…baa…baa.

W. Green Author of SAVING JFK



Certain phrases increase our anxiety. One that really hits our subconscious is “mysterious death”. Social media are overrun with stories of “mysterious deaths”. Good examples are the “mysterious deaths” of thirteen holistic doctors, or tens of bankers, or hundreds of scientists.

Contemporary history is littered with suspicious deaths. Governmental related “mysterious deaths” include: the most recent entry, Justice Scalia; FBI Directors, William Sullivan and Louis Freeh (an almost), CIA directors William Colby and William Casey; White House related, Ron Brown and Vince Foster; Senators Paul Wellstone, John Heinz, and John Tower (all plane crashes with the latter two within 24 hours of each other) and Congressmen Leo Ryan, Larry McDonald, and Hale Boggs.

Mobsters are always dying, but several died just before they would have to publicly speak about the JFK murder. Sam Giancana was hit in his basement, and Johnny Roselli ended up floating in an oil drum in Biscayne Bay, his body cut in half.

Famous people who died mysteriously include: John Lennon, Dorothys Hunt and Kilgallen, Marilyn Monroe, Malcom X, Natalie Wood, Sonny Bono, JFK Jr. and Princess Di.

Investigative reporters Michael Hastings, Danny Casolaro, and many other brave snoops have died and slipped into our collective memory hole.

Of course, the table was set over fifty years ago with the “mysterious deaths” of RFK, MLK, and JFK with a side of Oswald-Ruby and a mysterious murder-smorgasbord of hundreds of follow-up deaths. Toss in 3,000 9/11 deaths and a variety of mass shootings, and you have a recipe for the creation of massive paranoia or reality unawareness depending on your outlook.

Motives for these deaths are often related to hiding other crimes; exposing pedophiles in powerful positions; stopping technological progress to maintain the status quo in the energy or medical industries; or they are related to the 1963 American coup d’état.

In addition to the array of talented dogs and cats, the mindless Kardashiantics, and the incessant political bleating on Facebook and Twitter, never-ending conspiracy memes will continue to push our consciousness into a paralyzing state of numbness. What can we do? The real circumstances of the deaths of our leaders are ignored by our law enforcement system. Since many of these deaths appear to be murder or have other disturbing implications, and since the official investigations are obviously bogus or non-existent, the nation has become more paranoid and divided. The system has failed.

The official story is just that…a story. People know these official stories are lies. Few would deny that something fishy happened to Marilyn Monroe. A majority of people in America strongly believe that JFK was killed by conspirators. The whole 9/11 thing was so terrible that most people find comfort in the “official”, but ridiculous, conspiracy theory. The Sirhan Sirhan/RFK death story has more bullet “holes” than the official shooter could have created.

These “mysterious deaths” are only those that we recognize because of the societal effect of the murder or the prominence of the deceased, but most likely there are thousands of other “mysterious deaths” which go unnoticed.

Sadly, the system has effectively covered up the evil deeds. The JFK death is a perfect example. More than five decades have passed and the “Lone Nut Oswald” story still adorns our history textbooks, and it is still repeated by the main stream media to the exclusion of any other solution.

This will not change. The cover-up will continue. Inquiring minds are not going to change anything. Hundreds of Facebook Groups, active with well-meaning people working to expose the truth, will not prevail. The truth of all these murders will remain buried by the system. This should be understood. The politicians, the media, the church, the educational system, and the publishing industry will not change their stories…ever.

Does this mean we should be like the average German in World War 2? Did she wake up one day and ask the question: “What ever happened to Mrs. Goldberg? I don’t see her around anymore?” We should not be so naive. Nor should we waste energy to prove that our “Mrs. Goldberg” has been murdered. It is enough to know this and to know we are in a virtual police state. Somehow we should announce our disbelief. We should create an equivalent to the post-9/11 patriotic paradigm: the flagging waving, the jet plane flybys, and the endless hugging of footless soldiers. We should no longer honor this bizarre passion play created by W. Bush, Karl Rove, Paul Wolfowitz, and other maniacal nuts. We need a new script, a new banner, a new armband, a new voice which tells the world and especially those who run the corrupt and vile New American system: “We’re just not buying your stories anymore. We’re not going to revolt. We’re not going to march on Washington. We’re not going to file a lawsuit or protest. We are just done pretending. It’s over.”

—“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”― Joseph Heller, Catch-22—

W. Green Author of SAVING JFK


History is the foundation of our understanding of reality. It creates a context for all current and future events. Our reality appears comforting when today’s activities dovetail tightly into our belief in the veracity and continuity of these past events. Everything will then fit current paradigm. But is history constructed of solid facts or is it simply a house of cards? Is it really just a collection of stories, opinions, and lies—all subject to manipulation? If so, then history is an unreliable facade enclosing a defective, uninhabitable structure.

Today’s historical structure is a fragile house of cards which weakens as it gets larger, older, and more vulnerable. The cards themselves are usually sturdy facts. Something happened which can be verified—a ship went down, a military base was attacked, a political figure died. People saw something happen and it appeared real. The viewers may even have created a hard-copy of the event. But the tower of historical cards is an assemblage of gingerly connected lies, coloration, distortions, delays and half-truths presented by the leaders of society. Only the gravity of the situations maintains the structure. People have a need to believe in the strength of these connections even though they are obviously flimsy.

At one time, people believed the power of a king was absolute. The integrity of political leaders was unquestionable. The decisions of religious leaders were infallible. The events presented in the mainstream media were unassailable. But time has the power to weaken these certainties and the edifice of history has now become unstable. The winds of war, fate, and dissension are increasing in velocity and duration— this house of deception is about to collapse.

We are nearing the inflection point. We are collectively waiting for the final event card to be placed atop the structure—the death of an unknown Archduke, a Pearl Harbor attack, or a Watergate break-in. The tower of history is again teetering. We know it is about to fall. Those who have attached their entire being to belief in the structure will continue to fight to the end to maintain the collection of lies. But the structure is delicate. The house of cards is inherently weak. No one can really increase its strength over time. Promoters can only attempt to buttress it with bravado, ridicule, and bluster. In the end it will fall.

The builders of the structure of history rely on a humanity that is unwilling to fight the consensus, or that is comprised of people who forget, or people who die and go away. But today the consensus-creation machines are breaking down. The people’s internet is challenging the rulers’ mass-media. People live longer and they remember. They are constantly recording and revisiting events, facts and opinions. Historical distortions and lies weigh heavily on their psyches. Blatant and subtle lies visit their homes. They are losing their jobs. They are hungry. They seem to have no future. Their political leaders are laughable and inept. Patriotic blather is too simple-minded and fraudulent to proclaim. It is becoming impossible to maintain belief in official history. The complex of interconnected lies is too vast to be maintained. The winds of recognition are whistling through this enormous empty shell of a building. It’s about to fall.

Traditionally, at this moment, the creators of this history, decide to demolish the structure. They will knock it down rather than have it collapse uncontrolled. They will create war or economic depression, or some other massive grief. They will blame its collapse on somebody or something.

The controllers will never admit that they were the creators of the corrupt construction. The will excitedly announce the ground-breaking of a new structure. The old lies will disappear into the dust and rubble, and new events and new lies will begin. The people, now broken and disoriented, flying wild in unstructured reality, will wholeheartedly join the eager and terrified construction crews, as they did after the World Wars; after the public murders of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy; after the bloodshed in Vietnam and Cambodia; after Nixon’s fall; and after the destruction of the Twin Towers. They will build a new history as directed by those in control and it will comfort them and their children…for a while.

W. Green Author of  SAVING JFK


Oswald? In his backyard

A Body + A Rifle + A Head = A Lonely, Sullen, Angry Assassin

I published my novel, Saving JFK, on Amazon Kindle in July of 2011. Stephen King’s blockbuster, 11-22-63 was published in November of 2011. In October, 2011, I issued the following press release which was picked up by a couple of websites:

“The “Other” Novel About Time Travel Back to 11/22/63: Saving JFK by W. Green

Can we excise the cancerous conspiracy cover-up that silently steals our lives and the lives of future generations? Saving JFK tells the story of three young people and one aging “baby boomer” from the year 2028 who ask this question, and then spin back in time to stop the assassination of President Kennedy and resurrect the American Dream.

This is a time-traveling road show filled with nostalgia and nastiness, fact and fantasy, and hope for the future. Older Americans, deep down, may sense the ugly truth of the JFK assassination, but ignore it. Younger people, understandably, may be unaware of the significance of bloody events leading to today’s bizarre and dismal circumstances. Fifty years of official denial and concealment have left Americans with an empty shell of a country constructed on the foundation of a fictional history. The success of the next generation of Americans may hinge on its indignant recognition of past deception and a willingness to take corrective action. The time travelers in Saving JFK are indignant and do take action.

The official history of the year 2028 reads: “November 2, 1963 in Chicago, President John F. Kennedy was brutally murdered by a single assassin”. Over the years, politicians and the media relentlessly pounded the people into accepting the official government story…a lone nut…perfect timing…no conspiracy. The four individuals from the future say “no”. They believe they have the power to change history. Fearlessly, against the laws of nature and man, Emma, Ethan and Zak and the inventor of the TimeTravelle Dr. Currant, escape from the year 2028 to stop the “Crime of the Century” and save JFK.

They struggle to achieve a positive future, but success in the time travel business is not always satisfactory. Destiny has a way of quickly repairing rips in the fabric of time. Emma and Ethan, the Time Travel Twins, and their two companions experience the adventure of their lives. They are given the chance to change history for the better. They leave the monotonous madness of the year 2028—a time of no privacy, no hope, and total government control—and experience the joys and sadness of an earlier, bolder time filled with hope for the future. On the way, they meet Ferrie, Banister, Oswald, Richard Cain, the mysterious Umbrella Man, the Three Tramps and other conspiratorial characters. As they attempt to understand the motives of these iconic figures, the Time Travel Twins and their friends experience life in the early Sixties and their ability to initiate positive change. Their quixotic quest is an exciting, illuminating and noble effort to create a better future.

Saving JFK is based on a real conspiratorial plot to end the life of the President, often called the “JFK Chicago Attempt”. In late October 1963 four assassins entered the city of Chicago intent upon killing JFK. Equipped with sniper rifles, they were ready to shoot him as his motorcade proceeded from O’Hare Airport to Soldier Field. With this scheme in place, JFK would never make it to the annual Army/Air Force football game. Of course there was a “patsy”. Officially, in the world of 2028, the President would be assassinated by a “lone nut” shooting from the roof a of Jackson Boulevard warehouse. Or would he?”

I never was upset that King wrote a similar book. The idea of saving JFK via time travel was not particularly original. In fact, the conjunction of these two books was beneficial for early sales of my book. So for brief moment, the hare and the tortoise waited at the starting line, but then in the next moment the race was over. 11-22-63, the book, has been extremely successful and soon will appear as a television mini-series.

The Kindle version of King’s book ranks at #1,699 while the tortoise plods along at #828,564. King’s book has 8,799 reviews and my book has 8. I have never read the King book and I will not because the only thing I could possibly learn from the book would be how to create a best-seller, or how to write fashionable (and some would say creatively, wonderful) fiction. But I was interested in the reviews. Would readers complain about the regurgitation of the now-disgraced Warren Report? Would they be fired up that a book about the crime of the century was a rehash of the November 29, 1963 LIFE magazine version. Would anyone care about reality? Or would they only be interested in fiction?

Based on Gallup polls (a recent one was taken in 2013), the high point of “lone nut” believers was in 1966 when 36 percent of those Americans polled thought that “one man” was responsible. The 2013 poll showed this had dropped to 30 percent and that 61 percent thought that others were involved…maybe the mob, or the CIA, or LBJ, or mysterious and pissed-off Cubans, etc. So it is fair to say that some of the readers of King’s book might find it difficult to trudge through hundreds of pages to find out in the end that Oswald did it. But, surprisingly, that seems not to be the case. I toured the 1 Star reviews. There are 175. But, my quick scan indicated only a few were upset by the “lone nut” scenario. I did not study the other multi-star reviews. There may be readers who liked the story and who were able to willingly “suspend belief”.

As Roseanne Roseannadanna would say, “Well, Jane, it just goes to show you, it’s always something — if it ain’t one thing, it’s another.”

Two decades ago, another great 20th century writer, Norman Mailer, wrote Oswald’s Tale, which attempted to resolve the befuddlement in the minds of some Warren Commission believers by answering the modern-day koan, “how could such a little man kill such a great man?” Mailer’s answer…here’s 828 pages which explain all the angst of the 24-year-old killer. Or another, Vincent Bugliosi’s 2007 Reclaiming History…1,632 pages which explain everything in minute detail as presented by “one of the finest legal minds of our time”. 2012 brought forth Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Kennedy which is shorter than some of the other Warren Report redux books, but comes to the same conclusion. This book engendered 7,298 reviews with 317 coming from the 1 Star crowd. A quick review of these reviews seems to indicate more outrage from readers. Possibly, because this was supposed to be a non-fiction book. Apparently these readers would not deny their beliefs for the sake of a good read.

But the question remains, why do these stellar authors, authorities, and analysts write to the 30% potential audience? And then, why are they so successful? Maybe it is because those readers in the 30% Club are in denial. Maybe they can’t stand the sound of one hand clapping. Maybe, the authority voices of these well-known authors comfort them. Maybe having total faith in the powerful and all-seeing government of the United States is like a religion to them. But even that belief has its limits. Remember that in 1979 the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations found conspiracy.  Thus an official government study says the “little man killing the big man” theory does not apply.

I am a believer in conspiracies. From my point of view, human-directed big events do not happen by accident, especially the killings of heads of state. As L. Fletcher Prouty says, the only “politically correct” way to eliminate an unwanted leader of a democratic country, quickly and surely, is by removing his Praetorian Guard.

In 1963, once the Secret Service and military stood aside, it was impossible to save JFK. Now more than fifty years later, someone has relentlessly and effectively removed our national guardians of truth. This removal has assassinated reality. From Dan Rather to Lester Holt, the truth has been ignored in favor of the dramatization and promotion of the party line. Truth, over the past five decades, has died a slow, painful death as it stumbled about in desert of media lies and deceptions. The fiction books by Mailer and King only offer confirmation of the news media’s deceitful version of factual contemporary history.

I wrote my book Saving JFK, not to ride the coattails of a tragic event, nor to appease the Mockingbird, but rather to package the truth disguised has a 1960s Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew book. I hoped that it would appeal to the young and to adults who might prefer “a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down”.  I remain hopeful that people will read it and pass on to friends, relatives, children and grandchildren. The 61% are out there, and so are the 30% still trying to answer the koan.

But the sad fact is that JFK is dead…and so it appears…is America.

W. Green Author of SAVING JFK