226: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 2) – Barometer


Part two in a series of shows inspired by recent current events involving the NSA, Prism, Edward Snowden and the barrage of leading questions from the mainstream media about the government's "legal" power to censor or silence the truth.

This installment deals primarily with both phases of The Red Scare (1919-1921 and 1947-1957), related trends in American politics (xenophobia, prohibition, isolationism, hyper-racism, paranoia), new uses of law and appeals to authority to control speech and the public mind, and some heavy hints of another dark conspiracy that began to overtake America early in the 20th century.

Bumper Music:
"Good Save the Queen" British National Anthem
"Good Save the Queen" The Sex Pistols

Look Closer:
Chapter 14: War is the health of the state - http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/zinnwarhea14.html

Who Was Edward M. House? - http://www.lewrockwell.com/higgs/higgs86.html

None Dare Call It Conspiracy, by Gary Allen - http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/New_World_Order/NoneDareCallItConspiracy.html

The Red Scare Overview - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_scare

Russ Tice, Bush-Era Whistleblower, Claims NSA Ordered Wiretap Of Barack Obama In 2004 - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/russ-tice-nsa-obama_n_3473538.html

The Rise of Stalin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XExAieB2Xg

Collective Consciousness - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_consciousness

The Trials of Alger Hiss: A Commentary - http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hiss/hissaccount.html

The secrets of J. Edgar Hoover - http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4638275/ns/dateline_nbc/t/secrets-j-edgar-hoover/#.UcpPcpwvza4

Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto - http://educate-yourself.org/cn/communistmanifestortenplanks12sep06.shtml

Subconscious - Ayn Rand Lexicon - http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/subconscious.html

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  1. Your comment at 18:45… I applauded out loud. You hit the nail on the head.

  2. Solid ‘cast, Brett! I know a whole bunch of likeminded folk who would wish to hear more episodes like this one. I appreciate the oodles of effort this production likely cost you. 🙂

  3. I like your pod casts and find them interesting but this one was ruined for me with one statement. When discussing the ten planks of communism you decided to throw a crony capitalist company’s name in the mix as if they alone have a monopoly on “gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country”.

    It made you seem dishonest to me, as only the government has monopolistic power to do what you are claiming. If you don’t agree with the way this company conducts business fine, but they are hardly alone in the way they pursue profits or the industry in which they do it.

    I would like to know if you have some knowledge about them and that is why you singled them out or if it was simply a spot to pander to an anti GMO base of listeners.

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