Similarly, we deny many social symptoms and political clues to our current situation because to recognize them would call into question our entire belief system and social order. I remember Mae Brussels, a totally compulsive researcher of the Kennedy assassination, whose volumes of notes and transcripts filled her Carmel Valley home from floor to ceiling. Mae was the first person to reveal the mafia connection to the CIA-sponsored anti-Castro Cubans as the group behind the Dallas hit team. This was in the late sixties and I was running a tape of her Carmel radio show on the conspiracy every Sunday night after my own talk show in Sacramento.
And nobody believed her! She was declared a raving nutcase for claiming that Sam Giancana in Chicago and Santo Trafficante in Florida had shopped the contract to a Corsican hit team, at the behest of the Nazi-dominated CIA of the time, who feared Kennedy’s dismantling of the agency following the Bay of Pigs. Twenty years later most of the evidence she cited has been confirmed, but she and almost all of the eyeball witnesses are dead and cannot comment.
Today’s raving apostle of the greater conspiracy is one Michael C. Ruppert, a disillusioned former Los Angeles Police narco-cop, who first came to public attention with his discovery of the CIA/Contra/cocaine connection to the crack epidemic in the black community of Los Angeles. When he was stonewalled at higher levels he quit the force and continued his probe of who was doing what, with which and to whom. Coke meant big money and big money needs to move in and out of banks to be “laundered,” a process we like to think is only common in the Bahamas, Panama and other obscure third world edifices. Ruppert, along with other agencies, discovered that major U.S. banks were profiting from the passage of organized crime funds, resulting in some federal investigations but few actions of note.
Now comes Ruppert with a book of accusations tying together the loose ends of 9/11, Iraq, the Caspian dry holes, the collapse of Russia, the Afghan pipeline and dozens of other familiar villains in a conspiracy to rule the world through energy control, using the U.S. military as their tool and anti-terrorism as their key to power. He has been derided by major media and even the often turncoat left, and effectively banned from radio and television. The idea that there is a worldwide plot involving our CIA, banks and our top political leaders is just too hard to swallow for the morning shows where peddling books is the format, but Rupert is not booked. This in a world where authors of books on aroma therapy get interviewed every week on every channel.
The book is “Crossing the Rubicon,” New Society Publishers. Rough read with lots of footnotes and references, but it will force you to think of the big picture in our small and fragile world.
“Travus T. Hipp” is a 40-year veteran radio commentator with six stations in California carrying his daily version of the news and opinions. “The Poor Hippy’s Paul Harvey,” Travus is a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame, but unemployable in the Silver State due to his eclectic political views.