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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: THE DREADFUL RECORD OF THE FBI   23 comments

THE DREADFUL RECORD OF THE FBI John Chuckman John Ashcroft, likely inspired while rolling around on the plush carpet of the Attorney General’s office during a sudden onset of speaking in tongues, has given the FBI new powers for domestic spying. FBI Director Robert Mueller, ever-vigilant for the rights of Americans, assured the public that […]

Posted May 26, 2009 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: REFLECTIONS ON HOW LITTLE IS REVEALED BY JUST-RELEASED JFK ASSASSINATION DOCUMENTS AND JUST SOME OF THE MANY REASONS WHY THERE HAD TO BE A CONSPIRACY   10 comments

REFLECTIONS ON HOW LITTLE IS REVEALED BY JUST-RELEASED JFK ASSASSINATION DOCUMENTS AND JUST SOME OF THE MANY REASONS WHY THERE HAD TO BE A CONSPIRACY John Chuckman   NOTE: PLEASE ALSO SEE MY LATER COMMENT ON AN IMPORTANT NEW PIECE OF INFORMATION, BY FAR THE MOST IMPORTANT WE HAVE RECEIVED AS IT CONTAINS OUR FIRST […]

Posted October 31, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: OF WIZARDS AND WASHINGTON AND THE DREARY, UNRELENTING REALITY OF AMERICAN POLITICS… A raw and sometimes darkly comic survey of America’s treacherous political terrain   1 comment

  OF WIZARDS AND WASHINGTON AND THE DREARY, UNRELENTING REALITY OF AMERICAN POLITICS A raw and sometimes darkly comic survey of America’s treacherous political terrain   John Chuckman The books about The Wizard of Oz were written as satire on American politics, but Hollywood, in its inimitable way, turned them into a song-and-dance picture for […]

Posted January 12, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS ELECTION?   Leave a comment

  WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS ELECTION? John Chuckman   Brushing away the extreme claims and rhetoric of much election analysis, there are some observations which deserve attention. These unfortunately mostly provide hard lessons and not a lot of encouragement for people who hold to principles of democracy, enlightenment, and progressivity. The election demonstrated perhaps better […]

Posted November 11, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: WHY HILLARY IS THE PERFECT PERSON TO SECURE OBAMA’S LEGACY   2 comments

  WHY HILLARY IS THE PERFECT PERSON TO SECURE OBAMA’S LEGACY John Chuckman   I read a piece that said Hillary, with her speech about racism and extremists taking over the Republican Party, was making a play for a one-party state. That seems rather an exaggeration, but it does contain an important bit of truth. […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: JOY OH JOY, HILLARY IS RUNNING   Leave a comment

  JOY OH JOY, HILLARY IS RUNNING John Chuckman   Yes, there is still bias “out there,” as some have written, about an American woman running for President, but I do not believe the bias is decisive: after all, America has broken what surely was its fiercest taboo with the election of a black man, […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: THE GRAND ILLUSION – TERROR IS A SIGNIFICANT RISK TO NO ONE   2 comments

  THE GRAND ILLUSION The truth is that the risk of an American being killed by terrorism is close to zero, having been calculated at 1:20,000,000   John Chuckman   In the years since 9/11, American police alone have killed at least twice as many Americans as died in that single large event, the annual […]

Posted February 25, 2015 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: AMERICA STUMBLES THROUGH ANOTHER YEAR, SPREADING CHAOS AND TRIVIA EVERYWHERE IN ITS PATH   2 comments

  AMERICA STUMBLES THROUGH ANOTHER YEAR, SPREADING CHAOS AND TRIVIA EVERYWHERE IN ITS PATH John Chuckman The Palestinians are seeking a vote in the United Nations’ Security Council on a resolution favoring their statehood, unquestionably a reasonable proposal in the minds of most of the world’s people. Of course, the United States, a permanent member […]

Posted December 30, 2014 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: MODERN CIVILIZATION AND RELIGION   Leave a comment

  MODERN CIVILIZATION AND RELIGION “I, at any rate, am convinced that He [God] does not throw dice.” Albert Einstein   John Chuckman Even the greatest minds sometimes are befuddled by emotional preconceptions, as this famous quote shows Einstein was by his rejection of randomness implicit in quantum mechanics. Ironically, Einstein himself was one of […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: THE TWILIGHT ZONE OF AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE WHERE ALMOST EVERY WORD OF NEWS ISN’T WHAT IT SEEMS   2 comments

  THE TWILIGHT ZONE OF AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE WHERE ALMOST EVERY WORD OF NEWS ISN’T WHAT IT SEEMS   John Chuckman   I think a description of the political space in which we live as a kind of twilight reality is not an exaggeration. Not only is a great deal of the news about the […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: THE SECOND MYSTERY AROUND MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370   3 comments

THE SECOND MYSTERY AROUND MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 John Chuckman   A second mystery around the disappearance of Flight MH370 has largely gone unnoticed: why hasn’t the United States been in the forefront of providing information about it? The implications of this question are massive. America has a fleet of the most sophisticated spy satellites, […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: HOW AMERICA LEARNED TO PLAY GOD   Leave a comment

HOW AMERICA LEARNED TO PLAY GOD The Aftermath of 9/11: America’s Second Great Transformation and the Emergence of a Brave New World John Chuckman I call America’s pattern of behavior since 9/11 a “great transformation” because it involves revolutionary changes for the country and, unavoidably, the entire world. In its internal affairs, America has effectively […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: WHAT AMERICA HAS BECOME   Leave a comment

  WHAT AMERICA HAS BECOME John Chuckman Of course, the cozy popular myth of America’s Founding Fathers as an earnest, civic-minded group gathered in an ornate hall, writing with quill pens, reading from leather-bound tomes, and offering heroic speeches in classical poses – all resembling Greek philosophers in wigs and spectacles and frock coats – […]

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA IN THE 21ST CENTURY: FRAGMENT OF AN UNFINISHED BOOK BY JOHN CHUCKMAN — PART TWO   Leave a comment

    LIMITS TO DEMOCRACY: THE CIA AND KINDRED INSTITUTIONS Apart from the obvious anti-democratic business of empires or spheres of influence maintained by military force, it is a notable that in all modern democratic societies large parts of the state and its private institutions are organized along lines virtually the opposite to democracy: they […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN BOOK REVIEW: REVIEW OF JOAN MELLEN’S FAREWELL TO JUSTICE – THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION AND JIM GARRISON’S INVESTIGATION   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN A note to readers: Normally, I post my book reviews only on another site of mine, Chuckman’s Miscellanea of Words, but because of the nature of this book and its being the 48th anniversary of John Kennedy’s assassination, I am also posting on this site. The blurb inside this book tells us that […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN BOOK REVIEW: BOOK REVIEW OF BARRY ERNEST’S THE GIRL ON THE STAIRS   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN A note to readers: Normally, I post my book reviews only on another site of mine, Chuckman’s Miscellanea of Words, but because of the nature of this book and its being the 48th anniversary of John Kennedy’s assassination, I am also posting on this site. This is a modest book both in its […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: FORTY YEARS OF LIES   15 comments

A Note to Readers: I am re-posting this article in view of the coming forty-eighth anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy. It remains an accurate critique of many key aspects of that event and was repeated in many publications around the world. You may also enjoy another later piece, “Lincoln was Wrong: The Ease […]

Posted October 18, 2011 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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READERS MAY ENJOY THESE SHORTER PIECES FROM THE WORLD’S PRESS

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/index-of-all-posts-on-this-site/ JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR HILLARY’S CAMPAIGN MAKES RATHER ASININE STATEMENT ABOUT WHY SHE LOST – AMERICANS REALLY DO BELIEVE IF JUST USE THE RIGHT MUMBO-JUMBO YOU CAN SELL MANURE AS PATE JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ARTICLE ON ISRAELI INFLUENCE ON INTERNET SITES – MY OBSERVATIONS OF THE SAME THING IN OUR MAINLINE PRESS – […]

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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: LINCOLN WAS WRONG: THE EASE OF FOOLING MOST OF THE PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME   2 comments

LINCOLN WAS WRONG: THE EASE OF FOOLING MOST OF THE PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME JOHN CHUCKMAN     NOTE: PLEASE ALSO SEE MY LATER COMMENT ON AN IMPORTANT NEW PIECE OF INFORMATION, BY FAR THE MOST IMPORTANT WE HAVE RECEIVED AS IT CONTAINS OUR FIRST BITS OF TRUTH ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION FROM A GOVERNMENT […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: CHINA’S NEW WEAPONS   1 comment

CHINA’S NEW WEAPONS John Chuckman This is an excerpt from What’s It All About? The Decline of the American Empire by John Chuckman published by Constable & Robinson Ltd, London. Available from Indigo Books, Canada. In military matters, China has taken America by surprise a number of times recently, and surprises of this nature are […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: AFGHANISTAN IS NO ONE’S WAR   1 comment

AFGHANISTAN IS NO ONE’S WAR By John Chuckman A summary of events leading to the invasion of Afghanistan is helpful. Following 9/11, the Taleban government said it would extradite Osama bin Laden if the U.S. could produce evidence against him. This is the approach taken by the courts of every Western country when extradition is […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: TERROR IN TORONTO OR TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT?   Leave a comment

    TERROR IN TORONTO OR TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT? John Chuckman The arrest in Toronto of seventeen men, mostly quite young, for conspiracy to bomb places in Southern Ontario has raised a storm of comment. Unfortunately, much of it has been either premature or wrong. A Congressman from Northern New York, uninformed but still […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: AMERICA’S PATHETIC LIBERALS: THE SEQUEL   2 comments

AMERICA’S PATHETIC LIBERALS: THE SEQUEL Featuring Michael Moore and “Fahrenheit 9/11” John Chuckman The controversy over Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” provides sharp insight into contemporary American liberalism. You might think from all the noise that something radical or revealing or important was happening. But you would be wrong. The noise represents another example of what […]

Posted June 1, 2009 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: WHY THE CIA ALWAYS WILL BE A COSTLY FLOP   11 comments

WHY THE CIA ALWAYS WILL BE A COSTLY FLOP John Chuckman The resignation of both the director and an important deputy director of any large organization is noteworthy, but when that organization is the CIA we have an event of global interest. Several official, and likely-embarrassing, reports concerning CIA activities – including one dealing with […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN ESSAY: INSANITY IN AMERICA   Leave a comment

INSANITY IN AMERICA John Chuckman It’s always satisfying to have a pet theory supported by new data. A large and authoritative study, just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, confirms a favorite hypothesis of mine, that there is more mental illness and insanity, far more, in America than you find in other […]

Posted May 31, 2009 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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