Beware the 322

Today, March 22, 2018, is numerically shorthanded as 3/22/18. The number “322” appears in Skull and Bones’ insignia. Skull and Bones is an undergraduate senior secret society at Yale University. Beware the 322, March 22nd. [1]

One legend is that the numbers in the society’s emblem (“322”) represent “founded in ’32, 2nd corps”, referring to a first Corps in an unknown German university. [1] (The “’32” would mean 1832.)

In his “Introduction for 2002 Edition,” Antony Sutton, author of America’s Secret Establishment, writes that the elitist group of Yalie “Bonesmen” (members of Skull & Bones) adhere to an Hegelian philosophy. “Hegelianism glorifies the State…” Heretofore, the State had been subordinate to the individual. “In Hegelian Statism, as we see in Naziism and Marxism, the State is supreme, and the individual exists only to serve the State.” [2]

Naziism and Marxism are, in other words, the Black Fascism and the Red Fascism.

“Progress in the Hegelian State is through contrived conflict: the clash of opposites makes for progress. If you can control the opposites, you dominate the nature of the outcome.” [2]

The most glaring example of this contrived conflict was in the 2004 election, when the “opposing” presidential candidates, John Kerry and George W. Bush, were both members of Skull & Bones.

Was the usual “contrived conflict”, though, overturned in the 2016 election when Donald J. Trump seemed to have upset the applecart? Notice the enormous hostility towards Trump in the “news” reports. Did Trump smash the Hegelian dialectic?

Or is it a deeper plot, to make people believe something major has happened when it is still business as usual? You decide.

“Contrived conflict” is possibly seen in the furious battle over gun control, ignited again by the Parkland Massacre of February 14, 2018. With absolutely no evidence having been presented, many are nonetheless sure in their minds that Nikolas Cruz is already guilty as charged. For some reason, an open trial of Cruz, where evidence (if any) can be presented and cross-examined by a vigorous defense, is being run from. First, there was a hurried plea deal hope, ruined for the moment at least. Now, the “news” is promoting Cruz as insane, another way to avoid an open trial. (Last remaining friend of Nikolas Cruz, Zachary Cruz, younger brother of Nikolas, has been locked away with a $500,000 bond. His crime? Skateboarding too near to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School! [3]) Or will an open trial be prevented by the sudden appearance of a Jack Ruby, in the guise of a furious Floridian?

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[1] “Skull and Bones”, Wikipedia, accessed March 21, 2018.
[2] America’s Secret Establishment, by Antony Sutton.
[3] “Caught skateboarding at Parkland school, gunman’s brother held on $500,000 bond on trespassing charge”, by Eliott C. McLaughlin and Rosa Flores. CNN, March 20, 2018.


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Redstockings Plus Fifty Years

The Red Stockings collective, a radical feminist group, was founded almost fifty years ago, in January 1969 in New York City. They called themselves the Red Stockings partly as a sneer at “bluestockings”, a term used to disparage feminist intellectuals of earlier centuries. The “Red” in Red Stockings signified they were far left. [1]

The Red Stockings promptly issued a manifesto. A “woman’s relationship with her man” was only superficially a matter of interplay between two unique personalities. Beneath the surface there was always a class struggle going on. [2]

Involved with the Red Stockings was Gloria Steinem. [1]

Sometime in the 1990s, Dave Emory gave a radio presentation which he called, “Gloria In Excelsis.” In that broadcast, Emory read aloud from Counterspy magazine, Volume IV, Number 1, published in 1980. A letter had been mailed to Counterspy by the Red Stockings in which they explored the nature of Gloria Steinem’s association with the Central Intelligence Agency!

The Red Stockings alleged there had been attempts to suppress the inquiry into Steinem and the CIA. The Red Stockings were alarmed that “commentary on these events comes from several well-known figures in the feminist movement who not only condone but endorse this suppression.” [3]

The suppression involved a then-upcoming book, Feminist Revolution, by Red Stockings, and to be published by Random House. There were “CIA chapters” in the book which certain persons wanted excised. [3]

Newsweek and Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham and Warner Communications (a major Ms. magazine stockholder) had complained. The offending chapters were deleted. “Thus, Steinem and her powerful supporters successfully used the threat of litigation to exercise prior restraint over publication.” [3]

This and other “legal harassment was in response not to any actual instance of false, malicious defamation,” charged the Red Stockings, “but to the potential raising of embarrassing questions about some feminist relations with the power elite.” [3]

“If there was nothing to be covered up, why all of the pressure to cover it up?” asked Emory. “Even Steinem’s own résumé will maintain that she was related to the Independent Research Service.”

“The feminist was a spook,” headlined the Sacramento Bee for an article published in October 2015. “Steinem spoke openly about her relationship to The Agency in the 1950s and ’60s after a magazine revealed her employment by a CIA front organization, the Independent Research Service.” [4]

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[1] “Redstockings”, Wikipedia, March 19, 2018.
[2] “REDSTOCKINGS MANIFESTO”, by Redstockings (1969).
[3] Counterspy magazine, Volume IV, Number 1, published in 1980, as read by Dave Emory.
[4] “The feminist was a spook”, by Markos Kounalakis. The Sacramento Bee, October 23, 2015. (Updated October 25, 2015.)


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Tet Plus Fifty Years

At the end of January 1968, on the first day of a mutually agreed upon truce for the Tet lunar new year holiday, “the Communist forces in Vietnam opened a series of ferocious attacks on Saigon and thirty provincial centers. Thousands of civilians were killed and maimed and nearly a half-million people left homeless.” [1]

The Vietnam War was Part 2 of the Bay of Pigs. The Bay of Pigs fiasco had been initiated by the CIA. Then things went wrong and the new president, John F. Kennedy (JFK), was pressured to openly commit U.S. forces so as to wipe the ass of CIA and save it from embarrassment. But JFK would not agree to do this. Later, when CIA was up to more “fun and games” in Vietnam, again things went wrong. But this time the new president, Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), agreed to cover the ass of CIA.

Before the time Bay of Pigs was being fomented, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had been impressed by Ramon Magsaysay’s successful campaign against the Communist Huk guerrillas in the Philippines. They thought the same tactics might work in Vietnam. [2]

Edward Lansdale, an Air Force colonel, briefed Eisenhower and Dulles on the possibilities. Lansdale received a mandate from Dulles: Find a popular person in Vietnam to serve as puppet for the Invisible Government. Chosen as the stooge was Ngo Dinh Diem. [2]

Lansdale in Vietnam was “represented under a pseudonym in the book The Ugly American.” [2] That book is constantly being mentioned by persons who have obviously never read it. Get this straight: “The Ugly American” WAS A GOOD GUY! He was called “ugly” in the book just because of his appearance, as contrasted with the suave and fashionable diplomats.

Author Graham Greene patterned Lansdale as the protagonist in his book, The Quiet American. [2]

Around 1955, Lansdale warned Diem that he must give political freedom to opposition parties. Otherwise Vietnam would be “plagued by conspiracy.” But Diem refused to do this. [2]

So Lansdale flew to Washington and tried to persuade the Dulles brothers (Alan, of CIA, and John Foster, of State) to pressure Diem into political reforms. But the Dulles brothers said, “No.” [2]

And so it was that the influence of “ugly American” Lansdale began to fade and the CIA took his place as emissary of the Invisible Government to Vietnam. There followed from this further buildup of military and economic aid to Diem’s repressive regime. By February 1962 around 4,000 U.S. soldiers were serving secretly in Vietnam. By 1963, more than 16,000 U.S. troops were there. [2]

The CIA screwup for Part 2 Bay of Pigs was becoming harder to sweep under the carpet. And JFK was reluctant to pour more and more soldiers in just to enable continued CIA dysfunction.

Ah! But then occurred the assassination of JFK and the elevation of LBJ. “Gentlemen, you shall have your war,” famously says LBJ to the Joint Chiefs in Oliver Stone’s movie, JFK. (Stone, by the way, co-wrote a book which provided support for his assertions. See: JFK: The Book of the Film, by Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar.)

Then, in 1968, fifty years ago now, came the Tet offensive. Soon thereafter, LBJ made the surprising announcement that he would not seek re-election.

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[1] The Ordeal Of Otto Otepka, by William J. Gill. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1969.
[2] The Invisible Government, by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross. New York: Random House, 1964.


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Great Society Plus Fifty Years

The Great Society is the title of a book published in 1914. It was written by the leading Fabian theorist Graham Wallas. [1]

New inventions during the nineteenth century transformed civilized life, theorized Wallas. A “change of social scale” was the result, with individualism on the decline and organizations having collectivized thinking on the rise. No longer would the individual think, but the group. “Economists have invented the term The Great Industry for the special aspect of this change, and sociologists may conveniently call the whole result The Great Society.” [2]

Graham Wallas was a leading Fabian theorist. “The Fabian Society, led by a mystically pragmatic band of London literati, had been inching the British Empire down the road to dismemberment and collectivism since the 1880s.” [1]

Fifty years after the publication of Wallas’s book, The Great Society, on May 22, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) announced the birth in America of The Great Society. [3]

Can we conclude that LBJ was a New World Order guy? Not exactly. Standing in the shadows behind Johnson was his Secretary of State, Dean Rusk. Wallas identifies three groups: the individualists, the collectivists, and the syndicalists. [2] Author William J. Gill, in his book, The Ordeal Of Otto Otepka, also identifies three groups: (1) die-hard Roosevelt holdovers from the time when the USSR was our ally during World War II; (2) bureaucratic opportunists inclined to go with the flow; and (3) “… apostles of a modern philosophy that seeks to create a new world order. A surprising number of them were Rhodes scholars in their youth.” [1]

Dean Rusk had gone to Oxford in 1931 on a Rhodes scholarship. At that time, Oxford was in a ferment: the global Great Depression, “following as it did in the wake of the widespread despair caused by World War I, seemed the final death knell of the capitalist system.” Maybe it was time for something different, was the thinking. Young Rusk’s mind absorbed the new ferment like a sponge. [1]

Rhodes scholar Rusk went on to spend years at the Rockefeller Foundation in the 1950s, exiled from the State Department by the Eisenhower administration. [1]

But then came the “New Frontier” of John F. Kennedy. JFK called in Dean Rusk from Rockefeller to be the Secretary of State. [4]

Later, in May 1964, LBJ announced The Great Society. That very same month and year, in Brussels, Secretary of State Rusk declared national sovereignty to be “outmoded.” Around this same time, Rhodes scholar Walt Whitman Rostow, LBJ’s top advisor on national security matters, openly called for “an end of nationhood.” [1]

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[1] The Ordeal Of Otto Otepka, by William J. Gill. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1969.
[2] The Great Society: A Psychological Analysis, by Graham Wallas. New York: Macmillan, 1914.
[3] “Lyndon B. Johnson: Remarks at the University of Michigan”, The American Presidency Project.
[4] “Dean Rusk”, Wikipedia, March 8, 2018.


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Pueblo Plus Fifty Years

After the USS Pueblo was captured by the North Koreans on January 23, 1968, propaganda photos began appearing. They showed the captive U.S. sailors bowing and scraping before the mighty Norks. But then someone noticed what seemed to be puzzling hand signals. One photo showed four sailors who might be transmitting sign language for H-E-L-P. The first two sailors seemed to be spelling out “H… E…” But in U.S. news reports at the time, the reporters claimed they could not decipher the hand signs of the last two sailors. [1]

It turns out that the last two sailors were “flipping the bird” at the North Korean photographer! This was obvious to ordinary Americans who saw the photo, but for some reason the reporters seemed not to understand. [1]

In the video hopefully viewable at the top of today’s blog entry, Alvin Plucker, quartermaster on the USS Pueblo when it was captured by the Norks in international waters, reveals that quite a lot of the propaganda photos included subtle “flipping the bird” hand signs. When the commies eventually got wise to something fishy going on, the captain, Lloyd M. Bucher, tried to pass it off as Hawaiian “good luck” signs. “Hmmm,” said the Norks, who relayed the explanation to their bureaucracy. But eventually the commies figured it out and the Pueblo crew got hell for disrespecting North Korea. [2]

The USS Pueblo is still held by North Korea today. On December 23, 1968, following negotiations, the crew was released. [3]

Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) was U.S. president at the time of the Pueblo incident. Walt Whitman Rostow was LBJ’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs. Rostow was in the White House basement when the alert came through that the Pueblo had been captured. He was in the position of “first responder” when immediate action might have saved the Pueblo and her crew. What did Rostow do? Did he immediately notify President Johnson? No, he did not. Rostow waited crucial hours until the ship had reached the Communist port of Wonsan before he told LBJ about it. [4]

Who was this Rostow? Walt Whitman Rostow was a Rhodes Scholar, and that is always a warning signal when it comes to national security. (Other of these Rhodes Scholars have been Dean Rusk and Bill Clinton. In 1964, speaking as Secretary of State in Brussels, Dean Rusk declared national sovereignty “outmoded.”) In Rostow’s book, The United States in The World Arena, he wrote that it is in the American interest “to see an end of nationhood as it has been historically defined.” In the 1950s, Rostow labored at the MIT Center for International Studies, a well-known CIA front. Rostow, a disciple of “anti-nationhood”, was appointed in 1961 as John F. Kennedy’s special assistant on national security. U.S. foreign policy in the 1960s was based on Rostow’s theories of a “nationless” world. [4]

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[1] I am relying on memory for American newspapers claiming not to understand the hand signals of the last two sailors.
[2] “Alvin Plucker on the ‘Hawaiian good luck sign'”, by HumorCode. YouTube, May 4, 2012.
[3] “USS Pueblo (AGER-2)”, Wikipedia, March 17, 2018.
[4] The Ordeal Of Otto Otepka, by William J. Gill. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1969.


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Sudden Catastrophic Collapse of Plea Deal Bridge

A “butterfly effect” occurs when a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system results in large differences in a later state. The details of a tornado, for example, can be influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. [1]

A bridge had been built between Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and his staff, and the Office of the Broward County State Attorney. The two pillars of the bridge agreed to span their differences and see no evil in Broward County. The bridge was named The Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline. But then, Alex F. Arreaza of The Arreaza Law Firm in Wilton Manors questioned the see-no-evil bridge. “Florida’s Constitution gives victims the right to participate in criminal proceedings.” Arreaza, representing a victim of the Parkland Massacre, questioned the involvement of the two bridge pillars in the trial of Nikolas Cruz, alleged murderer of 17 persons in Broward County. [2]

An attempted bridge between the Broward County Public Defenders and the Broward County State Attorney was under construction. It was to be called The Plea Deal Bridge. But then the prosecution decided to seek the death penalty against Nikolas Cruz, and The Plea Deal Bridge construction collapsed.

Broward County was born on October 1, 1915. It is named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Florida’s governor from 1905 to 1909. It was originally going to be called Everglades County. Broward County was carved out from Dade County. Broward County is considered part of the Miami metropolitan area. [3]

Miami was the setting for the television crime drama series of 1984 to 1989, Miami Vice.

A New Moon is set to arrive today, March 17th, at 8:11 am central time. It is my theory that New Moons typically herald a new phase in developments. We have The Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline revealing structural flaws. We have The Plea Deal Bridge construction collapsing. And then, the wings of these two butterflys may have set into motion a sequence of events which culminated in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction in Miami-Dade. [4]

Beware the Ides of March. That is, in other words, March 15th, the day the pedestrian bridge suddenly collapsed. The comfortable Broward County coziness between the Public Defenders Office and the Broward County State Attorney lies ruined. The obliteration of the tidy sweep-it-under-the-carpet plea deal arrangement means a trial, where the facts of February 14th can be put under the microscope.

Unless. Unless a Jack Ruby, in the guise of a furious Floridian, appears and the trial of Nikolas Cruz becomes a moot issue.

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[1] “Butterfly effect”, Wikipedia, March 16, 2018.
[2] “Survivor Wants Broward Defender and State Attorney Out of Parkland School Shooting Case”, by Samantha Joseph. Daily Business Review, March 14, 2018.
[3] Broward County, by Seth H. Bramson. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2017
[4] “At least 4 dead in catastrophic FIU pedestrian bridge collapse; 9 rescued from rubble”, by Andres Viglucci, Monique O. Madan, Douglas Hanks And Daniel Chang. Miami Herald (online), March 15, 2018.


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Shady Deals In Broward County

The accused, Nikolas Cruz, was arraigned on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, while a cadre of Khmer Rouge cadets vented their fury throughout the land. (Background: What’s Up In Broward County?, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, March 15, 2018.)

An arraignment is a formal reading of a document in the presence of the defendant to inform the defendant of the charges against him or her. In response to arraignment, the accused is expected to enter a plea. Acceptable pleas vary among jurisdiction but they generally include “guilty”, “not guilty”, “nolo contendere” (no contest), and the “Alford plea”. [1]

(An “Alford plea” is complicated. The name comes from the United States Supreme Court case of North Carolina v. Alford (1970) [2])

So how did Nikolas Cruz, alleged murderer of 17 persons in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, plea? Here we enter the Lovecraftian realm of Broward County. Cruz “stood mute.” His public defender practically was on her knees begging for a plea deal. Because no simple answer of “guilty”, “not guilty”, “nolo contendere”, etcetera was voiced, Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer entered a “not guilty” plea on Cruz’s behalf. [3]

In the court room, sobbing, sat Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Nikolas. On social media, Zachary posted the message, “Don’t believe everything you hear or read about me and my brother.” [4]

Seated next to Zachary in the court room was his guardian, Roxanne Deschamps. She also shed tears. [4]

Also present were the grieving families of victims of the Parkland shootings. [4]

“Don’t believe everything you hear or read about me and my brother,” advised Zachary Cruz. Indeed, there is more emotion than fact being presented in various “news” reports. Scarcely mentioned are the videotape surveillance tapes from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. When last we heard, a judge had ruled that surveillance video should be made public that shows events outside (but not inside) of the high school. The judge, on Monday, agreed with news outlets including The Associated Press that the video should be released. The judge stayed his order until noon Thursday to allow for a possible appeal. [5]

And now, at long last! A scrap of video has been released! It shows the hapless school resource officer, who thought the shots were coming from outside the building. Not yet seen is any video of Nikolas Cruz carrying a rifle into the building. And not yet seen (though whispered about) is video footage from inside the high school, which footage exists still, somewhere in the bowels of Broward County.

One of the shady deals in Broward County was between the Broward State Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender’s Office. The deal, known as the “Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline,” was designed as a “see no evil” agreement. Thus there had been “complicity” between offices now alternately prosecuting and defending Nikolas Cruz. For this reason, says an attorney for one of the victims of the Parkland Massacre, neither of the two offices should be involved in the current prosecution and defense of Nikolas Cruz. [6]

On Tuesday, March 13th, the prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty for Cruz. [7] This makes the trial more complicated, and hopes for Plea Deal Heaven by the overworked public defender are fading. An actual trial might mean that we the public would be able to see any real evidence against Nikolas Cruz (if it exists). It also might at last clear up what exactly did happen at the high school on February 14, 2018.

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[1] “Arraignment”, Wikipedia, March 15, 2018.
[2] “Alford plea”, Wikipedia, March 15, 2018.
[3] “Nikolas Cruz stays silent in court as thousands of US students stage walkout in gun control protest”, by Nick Allen. Telegraph (UK), March 15, 2018.
[4] “Brother of Florida Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz Cries During Court Hearing”, Inside Edition. Uploaded to YouTube on March 14, 2018.
[5] “The Latest: Judge: release Florida school shooting video”, March 12, 2018.
[6] “Parkland shooting victim wants lawyers on both sides off the Nikolas Cruz case”, by Rafael Olmeda. Sun Sentinel, March 13, 2018.
[7] “Florida shooting: Prosecutors seek death penalty for Nikolas Cruz”, BBC, March 13, 2018.


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