Review (Fiction): Twilight’s Last Gleaming

5 Star, America (Founders, Current Situation), Civil Society, Complexity & Catastrophe, Democracy, Empire, Sorrows, Hubris, Blowback, Impeachment & Treason, Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, War & Face of Battle, Water, Energy, Oil, Scarcity
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Amazon Page

John Michael Greer

5.0 out of 5 stars Goosebumps — very very real — the playbook for taking down the USA, July 9, 2015

I first read Decline and Fall: The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America, that was the serious book, and then this book and I have to say that the both go very well together.

This book is the playbook for how a hollow US military over-reliant on satellites for location and communications, over-reliant on carriers that are too easily killed by supersonic wave-hopping missiles, over-reliant on a very mediocre US air force that cannot maintain air superiority or long air-based supply lines, is smashed by the Chinese when an amoral thoughtless US presidency goes one regime change oil field hijacking too far.

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Review: Decline and Fall – The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America

5 Star, America (Founders, Current Situation), Banks, Fed, Money, & Concentrated Wealth, Complexity & Catastrophe, Economics, Empire, Sorrows, Hubris, Blowback, Politics, Water, Energy, Oil, Scarcity
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Amazon Page

John Michael Greer

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Primer, July 8, 2015

I come at this book with something most readers do not have, over 2,000 non-fiction book reviews here at Amazon, and I mention it only because there are some negative reviews that I think are lacking in the larger context one gets from very broad reading. From my perspective, this book is an extraordinary primer and the author is gifted — truly gifted as a teacher and an explainer of complex ideas in simpler captivating terms.

There are many other books that go into greater detail on specifics, and I will begin by listing just four of them:

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Event: October 24-26, 2009 Rio Rico, Arizona – Disclosure Project

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Phi Beta Iota supports all forms of disclosure, and is pleased to connect those interested in public intelligence to the conference whose logo and details are below.  Click on the image below to get complete information.  If anyone who attends this event wants to do a proper trip report, we can afford $100 and will post it with or without attribution.

NEW HEADLINES 21 Oct 09: British local politician calls for UFO disclosure (21 Oct 09)  Why I believe that full UFO ‘Disclosure’ is almost impossible for the U.S. or other governments (21 Oct 09)  Where Are We in The UFO/ET Issue in 2009? Peeling Back the Layers (19 Oct 09)  Despite partial disclosure, Europe’s UFO files remain mostly under wraps (13 Oct 09)  Will Obama Be the First President to Tell the Truth About UFOs? (9 Oct 09)  Brazil declassifies new UFO secrets documents (1 Oct 09) World-wide Disclosure movement will be launched in Denver on June 18, 2009


Disclosure Conference
Disclosure Conference

Review: Hidden Truth–Forbidden Knowledge

5 Star, Asymmetric, Cyber, Hacking, Odd War, Censorship & Denial of Access, Consciousness & Social IQ, Intelligence (Extra-Terrestrial), Misinformation & Propaganda, Power (Pathologies & Utilization)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Has Warts But On Balance, Best Available Overview

October 22, 2009
Steven M. Greer
I elevated this book from four to five stars in part because I know some of the people to whom the author refers (e.g. Admiral Mike Cramer, referred to by name; and John Petersen, author of Out of the blue: Wild cards and other big future surprises : how to anticipate and respond to profound change, who is not named but described in obvious terms), and because it is the best available review for the public.

This book will seriously annoy those who consider themselves scientific rationalists (e.g. Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West and those who tend to look askance, as I do, and the kum-ba-ya hand-holding crowd BUT–and this is a big but–I absolutely consider this author and this book to be totally credible, and as annoying as the inner spirituality conversations at the beginning and the cosmic spirituality conversations at the end are, this book is a MUST READ for any serious person who cares about the future of humanity and the Earth. I take some of this with a grain of salt, but I want to meet this person, learn more, and believe he is on a righteous path of truth for the good of the larger group, humanity.

Here are my fly-leaf notes:

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Review: Disclosure–Military and Government Witnesses Reveal the Greatest Secrets in Modern History

4 Star, Asymmetric, Cyber, Hacking, Odd War, Censorship & Denial of Access, Consciousness & Social IQ, Intelligence (Extra-Terrestrial), Misinformation & Propaganda, Power (Pathologies & Utilization)
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Amazon Page
4.0 out of 5 stars Available Free Online, Better in Hard-Copy
October 22, 2009
Steven M. Greer
I read this book online, where it can be found for free, and in retrospect, now that I have read Hidden Truth: Forbidden Knowledge, regret not buying it to have my notes and the physical book in my library.

The bottom line on this book is that it is a less than perfect but still incredibly valuable and serious effort to place before the public the testimony of individuals who have been involved in the government and contractror programs to both conceal from the public what we do know about extra-terrestial beings, vehicles, weapons, communications, and energy systems; and to impose on the public a fear of extra-terrestials that is completely unfounded and simply another “Big Lie” intended to perpetuate the military-industrial complex.

I strongly recommend the Disclosure Project, and especially its meetings when offered, such as the 24-26 October 2009 meeting in Arizona.

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Worth a Look: New Society Publishers

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Catalog Online
Catalog Online

For the first time we are posting a link twice, in both Professional Sites (as a publisher) and in Righteous Sites (as a contributor).  For some time now we have been struck by the consistent value and inherent righteousness of much of what this organization does.

They describe themselves as Deep Green for 25 Years, and in the introduction to their latest catalog, speak of “being addicted to ideas that promise to rebuild our culture on a more compassionate, sustainable basis.”

All good.  As will be evident from our review of The Resilient Earth, a book not published by New Society Publishers, the green movement leaves a lot to be desired in terms of coherence, holistic analysis, and plain common sense–Al Gore being a stricking example of smoke over substance.

Below are a few of the titles that represent the best of this earnest organization’s offerings:

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