2 Stars — Defamatory with Malice — Authors Appear to Have Started with List of “Crazy” and Built Book Around Their Maliciously-Contrived Outline
Reviewed by Robert David Steele
This is in my view a defamatory work, and President Donald Trump, despite being the most public of figures, can and should sue the authors and the publishers for defamation because I am sure that discovery (the emails, calls, sworn testimony) will document malice — this book was designed to defame the President with a total disregard for the truth. Indeed, as best I can tell, this book STARTED with a checklist for “crazy” and was built from the ground up to document — with selective materials and the deliberate exclusion of all countervailing materials — that the President is “crazy.”
Some books just make me want to puke. This is such a book. It is a “made for TV” party line crap book that spins the very tired and very false narrative that China and Russia (and Iran and North Korea and Cuba, armed with beaches) are our enemy. This book is explicitly designed to perpetuate the lies that cover up the real enemy: the Deep State 1% and their agents including the Zionists, the Satanic side of the Vatican, the City of London and Wall Street, Central Banks, and secret societies. This book is disinformation. It will engage those who have not learned (as my myself have only learned after the age of 60 and after reading over 2,000 non-fiction books reviewed on this blog) that everything we are being told by the government and the media is a lie. This book is a lie.
The author of this book, David Tucker, appears to be one of those folks whose careers have often put them on the fringes of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), but who have only superficially been involved in any aspect of intelligence production. Tucker compounds this deficiency by an unwillingness to either research or reflect seriously on his chosen subject. The goal of this book presumably is to demonstrate the dynamic relationships between intelligence, the power of nation states, and the so-called information age. Because Tucker is unwilling to really think through what he means by these terms, the book utterly fails to achieve this goal.
Milton Berle once appeared for an interview on a morning TV show in New York. After, his interviewer threw to the weather woman. Berle left his seat and took over doing the weather. His analysis? A line of tornados ripped through New Jersey last night, causing $100 million in IMPROVEMENTS. That is the feeling I got with How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World?
Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus got a bunch of academics to look at issues from a common denominator. Everything has to be evaluated as a percentage of GDP. Everything has to be monetized to make the models work. Lives, disease, biodiversity – everything gets a dollar value in these studies. Lack of historical data is not a problem either; the models “backcast” to 1900. The conclusion is that our worrisome problems are an ever shrinking cost to us, relative to GDP.
But of course, prices have never reflected the ecological cost of production or use, so we’ve been freeloading, with GDP expanding while costs have been controlled. The bill will go to our grandchildren. These models don’t reflect that. Instead, the ballooning GDPs of the last century simply leave the cost centers in their wake, taking an ever smaller share.