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Jack Mclamb is a retired policeman from Phoenix, Arizona, who turned patriot activist. He published the "Aid & Abet" newsletter, and joins again us to continue the discussion about his years with Bo Gritz.Listen to the MP3 Audio (11.01 MB)
Jack Mclamb, retired Phoenix police officer and Patriot Activist, tells us of his faith and how it has driven him and many others to seek refuge and control in a northern Idaho County.
Guest: Jack MclambListen to the MP3 Audio (10.49 MB)
Jack has so much to catch us up on that only one show was not enough. So he's back. The Presidential Campaign of Bo Gritz in 1992 - Vampire Killer 2000 book and its effects - his part in Ruby Ridge and Waco and his involvement in over 340 families moving to northern Idaho to set up a freedom community has yet to be talked about... good stuff.
Guest: Jack MclambListen to the MP3 Audio (5.82 MB)
Jack Mclamb gives us Part III of his long life as an activist in pursuit of freedom. In Part III we hope to cover his years with another activist, Col. Bo Gritz, and their role in the siege at Waco, Bo's run for President in 1992, Jack's publication, Aid and Abet Newsletter - Police and Military Against the New World Order and his move to northern Idaho with over 340 families in a growing effort to carve out a little freedom in a county where they are beginning to use the power of county government to free themselves.
Guest: Jack MclambListen to the Windows Media Audio
Jack Mclamb gives us Part IV of his long life as an activist in pursuit of freedom.
In Part IV we hope to cover his years with another activist, Col. Bo Gritz, and their role in the siege at WACO, Bo's run for President in 1992, Jack's publication 'Aid and Abet Newsletter - Police and Military Against the New World Order' and his move to northern Idaho with over 340 families in a growing effort to carve out a little freedom in a county where they are beginning to use the power of county government to free themselves.
Guest: Jack MclambListen to the MP3 Audio (11.10 MB)
Phoenix Police Department (1976 - 1986) -
Operation Vampire Killer 2012
Link to book on Amazon
Operation Vampire Killer 2000 PDF
What 2014 Holds in Store for Us
2013 is over, and I’m in the large group of people who are sort of glad to see it go. But in terms of liberty and technology, it was a great year! 2013 was also the year that a vast new majority of Americans turned their back on the overseas military agenda.
Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC
1881 - 1940
double recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor"I spent 33 years and 4 months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force--the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was part of a racket all the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service." Smedley D. Butler (1881-1940) [source]
[Note for TomDispatch Readers: A little bit of good news about our publishing program. Our first original book, They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return From America’s Wars -- The Untold Story by Ann Jones, is now going into its second printing! That’s, in part, thanks to your support in buying copies. If you meant to, but haven’t yet done so and are an Amazon customer, please click the above link, or rush out to your nearest independent bookstore and get a copy. It will genuinely make a difference to our publishing future if this book succeeds. Tom]
Once upon a time, you might have said that someone “disappeared.” But in the 1970s in Argentina, Chile, and elsewhere, that verb grew eerily more active in its passive form. He or she no longer “disappeared,” but “was disappeared” -- up to 30,000 Argentineans by their own military in the course of an internal struggle that came to be known as “the dirty war.” Those gone were the “desaparecidos.”
There is something so deeply, morally repugnant about disappearing another human being, no matter how or where or why it’s done, that it’s hard to express. Yet in twenty-first century America, the possibilities for disappearing people in new and inventive ways may be migrating online, as former State Department whistleblower and TomDispatch regular Peter Van Buren suggests in his latest post. Tom
Welcome to the Memory Hole
Disappearing Edward Snowden
By Peter Van Buren
What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I’m not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind.
What if everything a whistleblower had ever exposed could simply be made to go away? What if every National Security Agency (NSA) document Snowden released, every interview he gave, every documented trace of a national security state careening out of control could be made to disappear in real-time? What if the very posting of such revelations could be turned into a fruitless, record-less endeavor?
Am I suggesting the plot for a novel by some twenty-first century George Orwell? Hardly. As we edge toward a fully digital world, such things may soon be possible, not in science fiction but in our world -- and at the push of a button. In fact, the earliest prototypes of a new kind of “disappearance” are already being tested. We are closer to a shocking, dystopian reality that might once have been the stuff of futuristic novels than we imagine. Welcome to the memory hole.
Even if some future government stepped over one of the last remaining red lines in our world and simply assassinated whistleblowers as they surfaced, others would always emerge. Back in 1948, in his eerie novel 1984, however, Orwell suggested a far more diabolical solution to the problem. He conjured up a technological device for the world of Big Brother that he called "the memory hole." In his dark future, armies of bureaucrats, working in what he sardonically dubbed the Ministry of Truth, spent their lives erasing or altering documents, newspapers, books, and the like in order to create an acceptable version of history. When a person fell out of favor, the Ministry of Truth sent him and all the documentation relating to him down the memory hole. Every story or report in which his life was in any way noted or recorded would be edited to eradicate all traces of him.
In Orwell's pre-digital world, the memory hole was a vacuum tube into which old documents were physically disappeared forever. Alterations to existing documents and the deep-sixing of others ensured that even the sudden switching of global enemies and alliances would never prove a problem for the guardians of Big Brother. In the world he imagined, thanks to those armies of bureaucrats, the present was what had always been -- and there were those altered documents to prove it and nothing but faltering memories to say otherwise. Anyone who expressed doubts about the truth of the present would, under the rubric of “thoughtcrime,” be marginalized or eliminated.
Government and Corporate Digital Censorship
Increasingly, most of us now get our news, books, music, TV, movies, and communications of every sort electronically. These days, Google earns more advertising revenue than all U.S. print media combined. Even the venerable Newsweek no longer publishes a paper edition. And in that digital world, a certain kind of “simplification” is being explored. The Chinese, Iranians, and others are, for instance, already implementing web-filtering strategies to block access to sites and online material of which their governments don’t approve. The U.S. government similarly (if somewhat fruitlessly) blocks its employees from viewing Wikileaks and Edward Snowden material (as well as websites like TomDispatch) on their work computers -- though not of course at home. Yet.
Great Britain, however, will soon take a significant step toward deciding what a private citizen can see on the web even while at home. Before the end of the year, almost all Internet users there will be “opted-in” to a system designed to filter out pornography. By default, the controls will also block access to "violent material," "extremist and terrorist related content," "anorexia and eating disorder websites," and "suicide related websites." In addition, the new settings will censor sites mentioning alcohol or smoking. The filter will also block "esoteric material," though a UK-based rights group says the government has yet to make clear what that category will include.
And government-sponsored forms of Internet censorship are being privatized. New, off-the-shelf commercial products guarantee that an organization does not need to be the NSA to block content. For example, the Internet security company Blue Coat is a domestic leader in the field and a major exporter of such technology. It can easily set up a system to monitor and filter all Internet usage, blocking web sites by their address, by keywords, or even by the content they contain. Among others, Blue Coat software is used by the U.S. Army to control what its soldiers see while deployed abroad, and by the repressive governments in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Burma to block outside political ideas.