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- Part I: Top 50 books (cosmic mind-altering books)
- Part II: The other 2,000 books in 26 clusters (a national conversation)
- Part III: SPY IMPROV – Questions & Answers
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Event: Robert Steele, 19 October 2019, Berkeley Springs, “Full Disclosure: What Has Been Hidden, What Can We Know, Why Does It Matter?”
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Let me begin by thanking John Petersen and the Arlington Institute for inviting me – essentially forcing me – to go back over 2000+ non-fiction books I have read and reviewed in the past, in order to reflect on what I learned that is of lasting value and how very wrong I was in my original acceptance of so many books at face value.
Much of what we are told or taught is a lie.
All of our information systems are in a state of either collapse or corruption, from the academy to government to media to non-profits.
This lecture is in part my contribution to the 2nd American Revolution.
The original concept for this briefing was to show how a well-educated patriotic citizen – a former Marine Corps infantry officer and former CIA spy – went from blind acceptance to skeptical disillusionment over the course of reading over 2,000 non-fiction books while observing the American condition. What you might not expect is my conclusion – despite all of the negatives that are now so clear, the future is very very bright. Here in two columns are my Before and After condition. The rest of the lecture will take you on a tour of the best books that have influenced me. I am still a patriot, but I now see the federal government, the banks, the media, and the two-party tyranny – in their present form – as anti-thetical to our Constitution and the future of our Republic.
This is the lecture plan.
It will take 90 minutes.
My observations are integrated into my discussion of the books so the bulk of my time will be spent discussing books, with a summary conclusion.
Now let me say up front that John has warned me that many of you are not fans of our President. I am, but my focus in this lecture is on important books, on how we might arrive at a shared view of reality and possibilities, and what needs to happen next to achieve the 2nd American Revolution.
Let’s have a conversation about the future, not the man.
I miss my library. I donated it to George Mason University ten years ago. There is no substitute for a hard-copy book and the hand-eye coordination that connects one’s mind to the knowledge being proffered by the book.
When I organized this library in 2005 – at one point I had an entire townhouse as my personal office – it was this floor plan that led to my realizing that I read in 98 categories – 97 non-fiction plus fiction as the 98th.
These are the 98 categories of reading that have allowed me to do something no one else has done – devise a holistic analytic model for thinking about reality, about threats, about policies, and most especially about true cost economics.
The truth-teller that easily identifies corruption in any government policy or corporate product offering is the presence or absence of true cost economic transparency.
It is not possible to be an effective President or CEO – if you are genuinely committed to the public interest and sustainable peace and prosperity for all – without thinking holistically and integrating true cost economics.
The true value of this lecture is in exposing you to a free online resource. Long before John Petersen and the Arlington Institute asked me to develop this capstone lecture, I started putting together lists of my reviews sorted by categories of interest to me at the time.
The document tables with links at
include not only the complete table of all the reviews with links to each review, but also, at the very beginning, all the linked lists.
I have tried to strike a balance between the positive and the negative.
Here are a number of positive future-oriented lists, as well as a collection of my original categories that are inherently good.
All of these can be accessed via my blog, Phi Beta Iota Dot Net, at the Reviews page.
I also have many lists on the negatives. These five groups of lists are based on my first master’s thesis in which I created an original matrix for predicting revolution.
To the best of my knowledge no one else in the world has done this, and this matters, because to be a good president you not only need to think holistically – and demand that your Cabinet think holistically – but you need to understand all the pressure points for citizen discontent across the political-legal, socio-economic, ideo-cultural, techno-demographic, and natural-geographic domains.
Amazon uses a five-star rating system, I added my own definitions. Generally, I did not bother to review books that I read that did not earn 4 or 5 stars.
I created the 6th star as a means of isolating transformative books a cut above the fully-satisfactory 5-star books.
For this lecture, after going over all 2000+ of my past reviews, I created a 7th star for books of cosmic importance.
This was John’s original plan – that I should spend 90 minutes discussing three books in depth that I found to be totally transformative in the sense that they called into question my past grasp of reality; they challenged me to wonder about the possibility that we are not being told the truth across multiple domains, from the withholding of free energy and knowledge of extraterrestrial treaties including off-planet human trafficking literally approved by individual governments, to the utter evil being done by elements of the US Government – I do not speak to other governments.
I decided not to do that. You can and should read all three of these books, or at least my reviews of them.
Instead, and partly because this serves you better and makes this work useful to all those who believe we need a 2nd American Revolution, I first created a table of all of my reviews including a few guest reviews where I did not want to spend time doing an original review, and then I picked out 22 additional extraordinary books for a total of 25. I will discuss each briefly, and also point to a second twenty-five books as runner-ups.
After discussing each book briefly, I will highlight 26 clusters of books that could and should be part of any national conversation, and end with a brief summary – the big picture.
This book by Judge Andrew Napolitano is one of the first that I know of to examine, from a Constitutional perspective, how the US Executive – the Presidency – got us all into endless wars as a profit center.
A key point is that both Congress and the Supreme Court have failed to live up to their Constitutional roles.
I decided to add a “runner-up book” for each of the 25, so in fact I am recommending 50 books, let’s say 25 at 7 stars and another 25 at 6.5 stars.
Wilson’s Ghost along with the DVD Fog of War, persuaded me that Robert McNamara realized late in life that he was totally wrong about everything when he was Secretary of Defense.
This book by George Will is a master-work that is deeply documented with quotations from across all three branches of the federal government and a historical review that has not to my knowledge been equaled.
Here again, but in much greater detail, the point is made that Congress – and the Supreme Court – have allowed the Executive to run amok.
As the complementary book I chose Mark Levin’s The Liberty Amendments, and would point you also to my post at Phi Beta Iota with Constitutional specifics.
I believe our President should lead a national conversation – a virtual Constitutional Convention.
Until my international conference was stolen from me by the Director of National Intelligence, and then destroyed, I managed an annual conference that allowed me to find and bring to Washington the best of the alternative thinkers.
Tom Atlee is a pioneer in collective intelligence and direct democracy. Most of what the President needs to know is to be found in open sources, and a mobilized public armed with truthful information is capable of creating infinite wealth.
Cornell West on Democracy Matters is deeply impressive. He should be an advisor to the President along with Dr. Cynthia McKinney, a neglected black national leader.
John Caputo is both a theologian and a philosopher and I have found no other work that does a better job of showing how the truth can only be found in transit, by being holistic and integrating all forms of knowing including faith and intuition – and conversation with others.
The truth cannot be dictated. One could even say that in the absence of a commitment to the truth, democracy is not possible.
As a supporting book I chose Michael Sandel on Public Philosophy. His core point is that liberalism – root word liberty – has lost its moral voice. Values matter.
Any President seeking to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity would benefit from having Robert Wright as an advisor. He takes the Hegelian thesis, anti-thesis, synthesis to a new level and the bottom line is as clear as Pogo once stated: “we have met the enemy and he is us.”
What we have done to the rest of the world – not just humans but animals and plant life as well – has been a crime on the same scale as our endless wars.
Philip Allot’s book Health of Nations is one of the five most complicated books I have ever read. He is a Libertarian at heart – the state is an immoral construct.
This book by Wayne Jett documents beyond doubt that the Great Depression was contrived by the banks to destroy the middle class, buy up America at depression-era prices, and consolidate control of the federal government. It also documents FDR’s perfidy.
The single greatest betrayal by the US Government of the citizens it is supposed to serve has been, in addition to endless wars as a profit center for the 1%, its tolerance, secured through bribery, and blackmail, of the banks’ manipulation of the marketplace to benefit the 1%.
Stephen Lendman’s How Wall Street Fleeces America brings this story up to date. The banks are our enemy.
The term “Deep State” was first used in English – taken from a Turkish rendition – by Peter Dale Scott. I am the one who popularized this term – and the term “false flag” – across the Alternative Media and in support of then candidate Donald Trump’s assertions with respect to the need to “drain the swamp.”
This is one of the greatest books documenting the nature of the Deep State and its use of Central (private) banks and secret societies to rule us all. At the end of the book he ties in extraterrestrials going back centuries.
Charles Lewis’ book 935 Lies is not just about 9/11 but about the total loss of morality across all our institutions.
In comparison to Dick Cheney, Bill and Hillary Clinton are second-string traitors and criminals and pedophiles. This one book documents no fewer than 23 impeachable acts by Dick Cheney, including his enabling of the Zionist false flag attack known as 9/11.
Dick Cheney appears to be the most nakedly amoral person in America, followed by Hillary Clinton, and both, in my view, merit indictment and trial for treason.
Mike Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon joins VICE and Rule by Secrecy, as well as the books by Peter Dale Scott and David Ray Griffin, as core readings on the Deep State and how it has hijacked the US Government.
What opened my mind to the reality of extraterrestrials was an MIT book on abductions that validated their accounts. I found Dr. Steven Greer’s books interesting.
Then I was given a copy of this book. It is a mind-blower and I find it completely absolutely credible. Bottom line is that the Deep State is rooted in human trafficking deals with predatory stellar civilizations but now humanity’s prayers are being answered and we are being elevated by more advanced stellar civilizations. Bottom line: everything is energy, the final state of consciousness is pure energy rooted in love with galactic scope.
George Kavassilas’ book, Our Universal Journey, is easily the equal of, and radically complements, the first book.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a holistic thinker and best known as the author of Black Swan, but for Presidential reflection purposes, this is the one book to read.
Localization is an imperative if we are to survive both unintended and contrived collapses. The President’s infrastructure re-boot should be reconceptualized toward sustainable localization rather than doubling down on industrial-era centralization. If Just In Time supply chains go down, the USA begins to starve in two weeks. See the Gray Swans reports at Phi Beta Iota.
Elinor Ostrom earned a Nobel Prize in Economics for her book Governing the Commons. Only the locals know what rules make sense and how best to enforce them.
This book was Will Durant’s original PhD thesis. It is on a level with Plato’s Republic and comes to the same conclusion: the education of the individual – teaching the individual to think critically and live free or die – is the core responsibility of honest government.
Beyond this, ethics, not money, is the foundation for a prosperous society, and it is insane to separate political science (the art of corruption) from true cost economics (the art of connecting ends, ways, and means).
As the companion book Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of Freedom shines bright. He emphasizes ethics as the heart of education and the vital role that honest history and respect for diversity play in nurturing liberty.
Edgar Morin has three books at this level, here are two of them – On Complexity which is an indictment of everything we do now in the way of Fake Government, Fake History, Fake Medicine, Fake News, Fake Science, and Homeland Earth, which is almost an operating manual for any great leader (and a subtle holiday gift for the discerning President to offer other Presidents).
Our greatest crisis is our own inability to deal with complexity because we have allowed ignorant and corrupt bureaucracies to stove-pipe everything (including I would add our corrupt and shallow secret intelligence agencies), and we have shut down diversity of opinion and the ability to share knowledge across all boundaries. An uncensored Web 3.0 – a world brain – fits here.
No one else has produced a more succinct definition of 20 global problems and how to solve them. The author was at one time the Vice President for Europe of the World Bank and he finds all global institutions wanting (if not outright toxic). He addresses three problem sets:
- Sharing the planet (e.g. ecosystem collapse)
- Sharing our humanity (e.g. ending poverty & war)
- Sharing our rule book (e.g. eliminating crime)
The runner-up is A More Secure World, a UN publication in which LtGen Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ref) was the US representative – for the first time, the ten high-level threats to humanity are listed and prioritized.
Here is another book by Will Durant, this one co-authored with his wife Ariel who co-authored the History of Civilization series in 11 volumes.
Here again the education of the individual citizen – with parents being the greater foundation, not the state – is vital. He also stresses border integrity and ethnic coherence, something both the USA and Russia have lost. MORALITY IS STRENGTH. This is why conservative values and support for the Constitution must be central to the 2nd American Revolution.
John Lewis Gaddis, The Landscape of History, scorns academia today. History is a “denied area” full of lies.
Having served nine years as a CIA clandestine officer or spy and then gone on to create a new national intelligence analysis capability and read many books, it was an utter shock to me to read Tavistock, by a Russian counterintelligence officer now resident in Canada.
The evil that has been done by the CIA within the USA – not just abroad – cannot be over-stated.
David Talbott’s The Devil’s Chessboard, documents the creation of the CIA as a Wall Street penetration of the US Government, an organization intended to serve as a lily pad for leveraging the US military and other elements. Fletcher Prouty’s The Secret Team amplifies on this.
Sidney Powell is in my view the best qualified person to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg when the time comes. Not only has Sidney – whom I am honored to know – written the complete indictment of the Bush-Obama Department of Justice and FBI as a criminal network, she is also the attorney for my most esteemed colleague Mike Flynn, and certain to get him vindicated.
Justice is supposed to be about fairness, and Sidney – who quotes several Supremes with respect – has shown that in fact the Department of Justice today is lying to the Court (and lazy ill-qualified judges some exceptions not-withstanding are letting DoJ get away with this).
The runner-up book is INTEGRITY: Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons from the White House.
Matt Taibbi has written two books that make it clear that America is now divided into two classes: the 1% who can get away with multi-billion dollar theft from the middle class and outright murder when they wish, and the 99% who are treated like “cockroaches,” a Zionist term used when they train our police. The Divide documents how under Obama and Holder DoJ gave up going after Wall Street and CEO crime and turned it into civil penalties – no one goes to jail. At the same time, the police ran up their budgets and numbers by arresting black people for standing, alone at midnight, in front of their own home. Griftopia documents the merger of political and financial crime, with bribery of Congress being the facilitator.
Some time ago I identified the five top books for the information era and these are two of them.
Once again, with The Knowledge Executive, we come back to a recurring theme: education is what leaders “do” if they want to be the greatest leader ever. This book helped me see the US secret intelligence community for what it is, a naked evil posturer that is not helpful to the President nor good for the Republic.
Alvin Toffler became a friend and wrote a chapter built around me, “The Future of the Spy,” for his book War and Anti-War, but this second book PowerShift, is “the” book for the modern era. Information is a “good” that can be shared without being lost and it creates wealth. Privatizing government information is a YUGE mistake.
E. O. Wilson is the gold standard for documenting why education, intelligence, and research must be holistic rather than what we have now, stove-piped silos of idiocy and secrecy. As with Durant and Morin, the value is in being holistic, inclusive, open, sharing – and not reductionist or dogmatic.
Peter A. Corning’s book Holistic Darwinism is easily a 7-Star book, I just had to draw the line somewhere. Corning makes the case for synergy and bio-economics, drives home the value of indigenous knowledge going back centuries on how the Whole Earth demands respect and nurturing from humanity and repays that respect with infinite natural wealth beyond the comprehension of most individuals. Ethics is information on steroids.
Although I have been aware that the Nazis did not really lose WWII, that Hitler and his top people escaped to Argentina with great wealth by treaty with the USA, and that we imported vast numbers of Nazis into the USA, turning CIA and NASA over to them, I simply did not realize the depth and breadth of Nazi evil as manifested through mind-control and human trafficking including off-planet human trafficking.
Microcosm and Medium by Joseph Farrell is a superb complement to the first book.
I do want to note that there are fraudulent books out there, Brice Taylor’s Thanks for the Memories… is an example of a libelous copycat book with no merit.
When I started contemplating the reality that we are all chattel – property – in the eyes of the 1% — disposable – I had a loss of faith that was restored by this book.
This is what President Donald Trump needs to grasp if he is to be the greatest president ever. Until he can get 100% of his citizen voters both educated and mobilized, he will just be another transient politician.
What his campaign staff is doing is necessary but pedestrian and also insufficient. 70% of the voters have been disenfranchised and have no impact on the election. That is the center of gravity for the 2nd American Revolution. #UNRIG plus Open Source Agency!
I was honored to know Jonathan Schell (RIP), and selected him to teach the Senior Executive Course I was leading for the Office of Personnel Management. With his help I began to understand that most wars are contrived as profit centers for the banks, and that there is vastly more profit to be made by empowering the public with peace and information. The banks hate that because the wealth is distributed, not concentrated.
Surrender to Kindness is a heart-warming mind-twisting book that is the definitive catalog of all that is wrong with what the Americans call D3C: Diplomacy, Development, Defense, & Commerce. Of all the books I have read, this book has the most soul and offers a clear path toward doing D3C right: people, not technology.
Almost everything we are told about Muslims is a lie.
Benazir Bhutto (RIP), a daughter of Pakistan, was assassinated for seeking to take on the authoritarian regime there. Along with Queen Noor, whose book Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, documents both the ignorance of the West of the Muslim world, and the decadence and evil of the West in Muslim eyes, Bhutto is the gold standard for reconciliation.
The runner-up book, Culture of Critique, documents the perfidy of the Zionists and the ultra-Orthodox Jews who are actively sabotaging the US economy, US government, and US society. This book is banned at Amazon.
This book, at 741 pages, is a deeply documented examination of the war between the Satanic Deep State backed up by evil extraterrestrials, and humanity, which now appears to have passed into a new 1,000 era of peace and prosperity that started in 2012 and is backed by pro-active positive extraterrestrials. I have posted a 40-page summary review at Phi Beta Iota Dot Net.
President Donald Trump is the first US president in this new era, and his epic call for peace and a focus on citizens at the UN in September 2019 only hints at the potential great things he might do on a global as well as a local scale. He succeeds in spite of the Deep State.
Dr. Joseph Farrell’s books are also recommended.
I did not begin to focus on Zionism – which is not to be confused with Judaism, most Jews rejecting the Zionist genocidal apartheid state of Israel – until #UNRIG was destroyed six ways in ninety days after Dr. McKinney and I made it clear that America First means not Israel First.
ENCLOSURE buries the invented state of Israel. When President Trump is ready to help restore Palestine, this is the book that will make the case to the world for doing so. Hence this book should be widely translated.
Peter Linebaugh’s book, STOP THIEF! is the ultimate manifesto for people living in peace on a shared commons. It destroys banks and predatory capitalism.
Now with all of that as preamble, here are the twenty six clusters or topics where I have selected a number of books to highlight from within the 2000+ I have reviewed.
I am not going to discuss individual books. You can read the full review for each book shown by either using the tables at the end of the post containing this briefing, or even better, simply look them up directly at Phi Beta Iota Dot Net.
In my view, anyone going into the 2020 election who does not reflect on these 26 clusters and why they matter to 100% of our voters, is giving up an edge. No Democratic candidate is capable of this kind of thinking.
Please search for below books directly at https://phibetaiota.net by search for Review and then add two words from the visible title.
The state of the people is strong, the state of the Union is not. Presidents should not rely on advisors for understanding the public. The President should be engaging 100% of the public on what it means to be an American, on what the public wants. The President should be LISTENING and that is not something that Trump’s campaign staff understands – apart from the fact that they are disrespecting 70% of the eligible voters and not being serious about blacks, Latinos, and women.
We owe political pardons to Native American and black leaders who are in jail or who have died in jail. Family and community are EVERYTHING. That is “ground zero.”
The President needs a two-way communications channel.
Labor union leaders sold labor out, and America’s political elite have sold out America. Elites world-wide are treating labor as “deplorables” and “disposables” and they are not being held accountable for what amount to war crimes against both American labor and foreign labor. This all began when the industrialists – with the complicity of Congress – were allowed to destroy families and communities to create un-organized labor with no rights. Every one of these books is sufficient to indict every banker, every CEO, and every President and Member of Congress who has sold labor out in return for bribes (or in many instances, because of blackmail from the Mossad, CIA, or FBI armed with pedophilia videos).
On a positive note, human consciousness is crackling, with Marianne Williamson on the left and Tomi Larhren on the right as stellar examples. The First Lady and Kellyanne Conway received A Politics of Love from me, the First Lady sent a thank you note.
Alternative media and word of mouth have replaced the mainstream media and #GoogleGestapo (the Zionist-controlled social media ecology) and now mothers everywhere are “getting” that vaccinations cause autism or the disease being vaccinated against; that schools are robot factories; and that TV is a toxic mind-control medium. Do not under-estimate public intelligence!
People are the new super-power – LOCALIZATION & #UNRIG is how the President harnesses that power.
I am just sick to my stomach as I contemplate the century of evil done in our name because our politicians have been too easy to bribe and blackmail, at the same time that the public has been too easy to dumb down and drug up.
The first book above, Gold Warriors, is about how we captured trillions of dollars in gold and jewels buried in the Philippines, this became the Black Lily Fund and the slush fund for Treasury and CIA and Wall Street.
I particularly like Empire of Illusion because it drives home the point that the only power that can stand up to evil is the educated, mobilized voter – ALL of them.
Bill Clinton, who I consider to be a mind-controlled slave of the Deep State (as is Hillary Clinton) says he learned everything he needed to know about who runs the world from Carroll Quigley and the book Tragedy & Hope.
From where I sit the Deep State depends very heavily on the US secret intelligence community and 1,000 US military bases all over the world, to move drugs, guns, gold, cash and small children. Reduce the IC by 70% and close all our military bases overseas and you are halfway done with destroying the Deep State and its control of the US Government.
The lower books document false flag operations as a tool of the Deep State. The 2nd Amendment cannot be defended without challenging false flag events.
There is no lack of intelligence, integrity, and imagination across America toward the topic of democracy, our problem is that the extreme left as a tool of the Deep State has made political correctness the law of the land, and anything critical of the Deep State is labeled “anti-Semitic” or “conspiracy theory” and actively censored.
If the President wants to restore democracy in the USA he must create an Open Source Agency and fully fund Web 3.0, including an end to the privatization of personal data collected by the government (e.g. DMV records).
On a positive note: veterans (most of whom are against elective wars) support the President, as do the police. What they lack is public voice. They are being silenced.
The so-called health industry is a massive insurance fraud that is also rooted in making pharmaceuticals we don’t need that damage us, and hospitals that make us worse, the center of “health.” At the same time, for lack of true cost economics and integrity, the US Government has allowed agriculture and industry to poison our food, air, land, and water. Electromagnetic pollution is major issue.
Infectious disease is global to local threat number two, with poverty as number one and environmental degradation (poisoning, not climate change) as number three. I consider the CDC a criminal network.
Public health needs to be nationalized, as a service of common concern, and insurance companies put down.
The authors of the books across the top are instantly available to join a Presidential Strategy Advisory Group that could replace the National Security Council.
Note the books on Infinite Wealth and The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Free information creates wealth; and the five billion poor have four times the disposable income of the one billion rich, they just need different stuff. Capitalism today is predatory, not inclusive.
At the end of the day prosperity for all comes down to ethics combined with true cost economics. No one does that. Holistic analytics and true cost economics should be “root” for Presidential strategy.
Our schools have become soft prisons, beating the creativity out of children by the time they are in the fifth grade. They spend 18 years locked down, having to raise their hand to go to the bathroom learning mostly useless information that they are tested on. They are not taught how to learn, how to think, how to create.
I don’t have John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction here, I meant to, but it appears in the Information Pathologies slide.
The President needs to consider a Deputy Vice President for Education, Intelligence, and Research, with total budget authority. We need to re-invent all three.
When I was growing up overseas, later earning graduate degrees including a diploma from the Naval War College, then serving as a Marine infantry officer and then a spy, it never occurred to me to question what we were doing as a Republic. The school and media systems are geared toward blind obedience, not questioning authority.
Well, at the Nuremberg Trials, we hung people for not questioning authority. Most of our top leaders going back to WWII – including those who oversaw the death of 11 million Germans after they surrendered – have committed war crimes that spawn “blowback.”
ENOUGH! Ron Paul has it right: we need a foreign policy of peace, commerce, and friendship.
Rumor has it that our President fully understands both the work of Nicolas Tesla, and the free energy capabilities that are Top Secret because of their extraterrestrial origins. I have multiple sources that are telling me that free energy will be released during a second Trump term. I pray this be so.
Nuclear power is insane, not least because most of our nuclear power plants are subject to flooding and could repeat what happened at Fukushima. Our electrical grid, and 5G and geoengineering, are all anti-human.
There is no lack of energy, we are simply distributed stupidly, and wasting 50% of everything – and that includes 50% of electricity lost going downstream.
The sun matters and is the primary factor. Climate change and global warming are a fraud, and the zombie eco-terrorist that was rolled out, scripted, programmed, and drooling at the UN, is in my mind a sign of desperation on the part of the Deep State, that is trying to use climate change and global warming to achieve globalized economic control at the expense of the 99%.
Where we are going wrong is in failing to protect the diversity inherent in our original and massively complex ecology; in allowing geoengineering to manipulate weather; in allowing the poisoning of the Earth and our food, water, air, and land; and in failing to properly value nature in its original form, failing to account for the true cost of all of our crimes against Nature.
This may well be my favorite cluster. Complex societies collapse when elite mismanagement, class conflict, social dysfunction, and a complete lack of ability to access and make sense of all relevant information come together.
Our Founding Fathers created a union of 50 sovereign states – not 50 publics – because they understood the importance of sovereign locality. We have lost that. The Executive and the Presidency are out of control. The federal government is a monster that is eating our seed corn and shitting in our milk bowl. Our military, which cannot win wars, is consuming 60% of our disposable federal budget. This is all both corrupt and insane.
The good news is that all of this can be dealt with.
I was contemplating a recent attempt to discredit me after I mentioned a base we have on Mars with 10,000 people who are never coming home. I was briefed on that base by a retired NASA PhD whom I trust.
Here are books I have read that persuade me that the absolute biggest secret requiring disclosure by President Trump in his second term – apart from 9/11 and Epstein – is the secret space program that was never approved by Congress, inclusive of the deep underground military bases doing utterly reprehensible genetic experiments.
Good ETs have helped us defeat bad ETs. Now we evolve. Rolling out free energy to support localization is critical – how this is done, and how fast, will avoid mass hysteria.
What troubles me about religion in its current manifestation within the USA is its corruption. It has been turned into a form of crowd control and political capital, with the Christian Zionists being a particularly pernicious lot. The power of Zionist Israel – not be to be confused with Judaism or Jewish voters – must be ended.
Full disclosure of both 9/11 and Epstein will terminate Zionism as a force in the USA. A Presidential emphasis on the need to return religion to its local roots and abandon the demagoguery and dogma that set neighbors against one another is needed. Israel is over. Make the deal with Iran and restore Palestine to the Palestinians. More than anything, we need a politics – and a religion – of love. I think there is a role here for the First Lady.
Political Science used to be called Current History. We have hit bottom in the PhD world, where new graduates now know everything about nothing. Not only in history, but across all the disciplines, the fragmentation has made us stupid at great expense.
The bottom line on history is that it is mostly false and always very incomplete and usually from one side only as well as elitist. It is not readily available to a decision-maker in any useful form, and certainly not tailored.
Combine this with the modern emphasis on secrecy and stove-piping and you are assured of governments and corporations that are incapable of making decisions that are rooted in past lessons learned and cultural nuances.
To that very point, here to the left is my long-standing graphic of the top ten books illustrative of the deep information pathologies that confront any decision-maker from President to CEO to Governor to Mayor to Police Chief.
Elsewhere I have published widely on information operations and the pathologies of secret intelligence, here I will just mention that we process 1% of what we collect which is 1% of what is published which is 1% of what is written which is 1% of what is known.
What this means is that every level of society, from the average Joe in the street to the president, is operating on the basis of a tiny fraction of what can be known.
I care about the craft of intelligence, which is supposed to be about decision-support, the outputs, rather than secret sources and methods, a tiny fraction of what should be 100% of all sources, the inputs.
The secret intelligence community is in three words, corrupt, ignorant, and useless. It serves Wall Street and the military-industrial complex and the various crime families led by former presidents, it does not serve the public interest or the current President.
General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret) is on record as saying he got, “at best” 4% of what he needed when he was Commanding General of US Central Command, fighting two wars and twelve Joint Task Force action. This is nuts.
You would think that by now we would be able to create great leaders, but that is simply not the case. A major part of why we do not have great leaders if because no one holds them accountable for failure.
Great leaders integrate ethics, knowledge, intuition, and most of all, a stark unshakable conviction that they exist to serve their stakeholders, not the other way around.
President Trump has most of what he needs – he lacks a Strategic Advisory Group and an Open Source Agency as well as a TWO-WAY social media ecology that connects him to all 200 million voters inclusive of the ability to “see” what they are all saying by location, demographic, and issue. He needs to be able to Trumpet-poll everyone.
We have slaves in the USA today. We also have more blacks in prison today than there were black slaves before the Civil War. Our white collar middle class and blue collar class have collapsed and our working poor are less than one paycheck away from disaster. Three core points apart from illegal immigration creating poverty:
- Presidential policy matters. Exported jobs are coming back but automation is killing jobs and the true cost of automation is not being calculated.
- Law enforcement is not done to protect the poor, including labor conditions and fairness on overtime.
- Many of the poor are uneducated to the point of being dysfunctional – again, education is “root” for prosperity.
There are those who believe that by the standards established in the Declaration of Independence, every state today has a right to secede from the Union. The federal government is so far out of control that an educated public could reasonably call for its abolishment.
All of the preconditions for revolution exist today in the USA and I do not believe that the President is receiving holistic analytics on the true condition and mind-set of all of the people in all of the states; nor is the President receiving hard-hitting critical commentary on the short-comings of the various Cabinet Departments. OMB, GAO, and the secret intelligence community just don’t do this kind of holistic analysis. The President needs to know!
Secrecy is absolutely antithetical to democracy. It is now legal for the Executive to lie to Congress and the public about how money is actually being spent. Worse, this plague of secrecy has been extended into the private sector, where many contracts and transactions are now secret and it is much harder for stake-holders to hold corporate executives accountable. Add to this our earlier discussion of Licensed to Lie – a Department of Justice that is still lying to the Court and framing people – and what we have is a government rooted in secrecy and lies.
Bill Binney and I meet frequently – he is to NSA as I am to CIA – and we have agreed that the President should reduce the secret intelligence community by up to 70%, redirecting those funds to other priorities.
For me Strategy is what makes a President great.
Strategy is about ends, ways, and means. The ends are listed in our Declaration of Independence. The ways include diplomacy, development, defense, and commerce. The means should not include borrowing.
Strategy is about focusing on education and truth and transparency so as to produce an engaged informed public that holds all of its leaders accountable.
Strategy is about ethical leadership producing peace & prosperity for all. Strategy is about honoring the Constitution.
I have published a three-monograph series on grand strategy at http://tinyurl.com/Steele-GOARMY.
The US Government stinks at both strategy and holistic analytics. It does not do true cost economics at all.
Our President has a sense of this – “seven trillion spent in the Middle East and nothing to show for it.” He is going to have to come to grips with the reality that DoD cannot win wars, is wasting 50% of the funds it gets, and has no idea how to be part of a larger D3C complex.
From where I sit the President desperately needs an Open Source Agency that can do holistic analytics and true cost economics across all Cabinet Departments, while supporting a Strategy Advisory Group that replaces the National Security Council (which is how the Deep State controls Presidential information flow).
The raw fact is that war is a racket and it has done more damage to the health and prosperity of the average American than any direct enemy occupation or even a sustained bombardment might have inflicted.
Because we have an uneducated public and a two-party political system that disenfranchises 70% of the public while enabling Deep State hijacking of the US Treasury, we have a system that is geared to war, and prisons, and medical interventions, instead of peace, and jobs, and natural health.
There are 22 million veterans across America that support our President but they all want him to keep his promise to end war and bring our troops home.
There are 30 towns in Texas that are at risk of running out of water. Free energy, when it is released to the public, will be a major solution – it will enable unlimited desalinated and uncontaminated water to be pulled from the ocean. The brine challenge has been solved – it gets converted to sodium bi-carbonate.
Against the top three threats to humanity – poverty, infectious disease, and environmental degradation – water (clean, drinkable water) is the key remediation factor. Along with free energy, this changes everything.
America needs a “Manhattan Project” to desalinate and pump billions of gallons of water a day from the oceans into the southern and western states and their aquifers.
I do believe that President Donald Trump is the Chosen One, not in the biblical sense, but in the sense of having been chosen by ethereal complex forces to lead the 2nd American Revolution, one that seeks to restore the Constitution, our values, and our sense of national identity along with national prosperity.
Beyond the Koreas and the Middle East I believe he will normalize relations with Cuba and finally create a Western Hemisphere strategy of trade and prosperity that ends the illegal immigration assault the only way that is sustainable: by fostering prosperity “down there.”
You personally may not like President Trump, but I believe he is doing a necessary “re-boot” of the USA.
I cannot say enough good things about David Icke’s book – and of course all the books I have mentioned today. What little I know is rooted in the writings of others, not my own direct experience.
This is how I see it at the meta-level.
Everything is energy – Einstein said this – and we are in a prison shaped by electromagnetic and data waves. Jon Rappoport calls this “the matrix.” As a Commissioner and Chief Counsel for the ITNJ, I believe our witnesses and my reading: the world is controlled by a Satanic super-elite that is addicted to adrenochrome, trading millions of humans, and controlling most judges and prosecutors.
God is also real, and God is our salvation.
As an intelligence professional I have been stunned by how retarded the US secret intelligence community has been, almost as if – Amy Zegart documents this in her first book – it were by design.
1% of 1% of 1% of 1% of 1% is not just retarded, it is criminally insane treason against the public interest.
Every aspect of society is being controlled, dumbed down, and where necessary, extorted or murdered to achieve the desired narrative.
Corrupt bankers – and the corrupt Department of Justice officials and the corrupt Members of Congress – are the servants of the Cabal, the masters of the Deep State.
Mind-control is real both individually and in mass.
However you might feel about our President, he is our President and he merits our support. I think he is a change agent of the first order, but he is leaving several things undone. I list them here.
The truth at any cost lowers all other costs. The Deep State and the Zionists are the enemies of America because they cannot handle a truthful conversation – instead they demonize anyone who challenges them.
The key, for me, is the eradication of the Zionist parasite, the reduction of secret intelligence, and the closure of all of our military bases overseas used for Deep State smuggling operations – drugs, guns, gold, cash, and small children. My ideas complement those of the President.
This is a graphic repeated from my last new lecture, “If I Were President.” Get past the title.
The reality is that we are wasting the most precious real estate on the planet, on scum – on media scum who work for the Deep State and cannot tell the public the truth about anything. This includes Fox News where Paul Ryan is on the board.
I would convert that real estate into four useful elements focused on strategy, a Trump studio, a two-way truth channel that buries Twitter and enables Trumpets and Trumpet-polls across 200 million voters, and a service node for the Open Source Agency, which is my passion and what the CIA has fought against since 1988.
The future of America needs to be in the hands of the Independents and Libertarians, not the two-party tyranny, and that I why I focus on #UNRIG as the essential game-changer. This also makes the President more powerful – it ends one party control of either chamber.
Here is just a rough snap shot of worst case vs. best case. Web 3.0 under Presidential auspices – the Open Source Agency would build it — #UNRIG – reduce secret intelligence by 70% — close all our military bases.
Donald Trump Jr. has enormous potential for 2024, if he embraced my play book he might be unbeatable. I and Cynthia McKinney each have our own possibilities.
That’s it. All of my summary reviews are easily found online, just look up Review and the first few words of any book title at Phi Beta Iota Dot Net and you will get to it.
The tables listing every book with links to every review are at http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Top-Books.
This is my other recent briefing with some ideas that probably have not reached the President, but I continue to do what I can to render unto Caesar my best thinking.
This other briefing can be found at the tiny url as shown, Steele-DD-2019. The two together are my best effort – after writing the 40+ elements of the Trump Revolution Series at Amazon and free online – to help our President be the greatest President ever.
I love what I do, I believe in America, I believe in the American people – remember the book, The Average American – and I believe that President Trump is potentially the Founding Father of the 2nd American Revolution. The information he is receiving today is both false and filtered. I hope he hears my voice one day as I believe I can give him leverage with #UNRIG, an Open Source Agency, and a Presidential Strategy Advisory Group as well as Trump Studio taking over the White House floor space now wasted on media scum.
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John did not want me to spend a lot of time on analytic fundamentals, so I have dropped these slides with their integrated notes down into this Appendix.
I have learned the hard way that intelligence reform is simply not possible unless we have governance reform, and governance reform is not possible without #UNRIG electoral reform. I continue to pray that President Trump will implement #UNRIG in 2020, offering Independents and Libertarians a shot at Congress in 2022, as a means of reinforcing the Mother of All Landslides.
Having said that, this is what holistic analytics looks like.
No one does this. No one.
This is much harder to see on screen but you can examine these more carefully later at your leisure when you can magnify them online.
I am rather pleased with both of them, both are original to me, both created in the late 1970’s.
The first takes all 144 of the topics in Great Books of the Western World, and relates them to one another. This is nothing less than a model for studying everything.
The second, the core outcome of my first graduate thesis, on predicting revolution, is a Presidential model for understanding and addressing all of the pre-conditions of revolution in any given country.
This graphic is the sum of my life’s work.
Naturally it builds on the work of thousands of others, not only those whose non-fiction books I have reviewed but also the 8,000+ people that have attended my international conferences or sought to engage with me because of my advocacy for reform that has always been focused on America First, humans first, and facts first.
This graphic is central to my recommendation that the President create a Deputy Vice President for Education, Intelligence, and Research. The three must be managed together, focused on creating a Smart Nation.
The greatest obstacle to our creating a Smart Nation, apart from Deep State and Zionist control over our economy, government, and society, is a totally dysfunctional US secret intelligence community.
I won’t spend much time here, other than to point to the graphic showing that we are failing to address all targets and failing to leverage all sources.
The US secret intelligence world is, in one word, retarded.
I would love to see General Mike Flynn, once he is vindicated, return to service as Director of National Intelligence with a mandate to reduce every agency by up to 70% and consolidate the surviving pieces at CIA.
The President has accomplished many good things in his first term, against virulent opposition at all levels. He will not be the greatest President ever if he does not unrig the system so that 100% of our citizens can aspire to elective office and to having their vote count.
In my opinion, #UNRIG is how he wins the Mother of All Landslides. #UNRIG destroys both Democrats & RINOs.
This is how he not only assures his absolute control of the agenda in his second term – along with the Open Source Agency and a two-way truth channel that leverages public education and mobilization in support of his decisions – but this is how he buries the Deep State once and for all. This is his legacy.
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Event: Robert Steele, 19 October 2019, Berkeley Springs, “Full Disclosure: What Has Been Hidden, What Can We Know, Why Does It Matter?”
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