By John Kaminski < email@example.com>
January 21, 2005
Let me just say that when a writer on the scene of a dangerous
story deliberately leaves his windows open a crack when he goes to sleep
at night so nearby bombs won't break them when they explode — and
the formula works, although the front door, which was closed tight, DOES
blow in! — well, you have a person whose commitment to an important
story that needs to be told sets an example for every writer on the planet.
As an editor, I can truly say that this is what reporting — not to
mention courage and humanity — is all about.
Such a person — a writer, reporter, and seeker of truth
— is Dahr Jamail, whose riveting dispatches as an
"unembedded" reporter in Iraq have enabled millions to transcend
the mainstream media blackout of real news from that tragic venue and better
understand the horrific crimes that are being committed by crazy killers
in the name of the American people.
Jamail's vivid narratives about widespread war crimes in Iraq
can be seen on numerous other websites, notably http://www.uruknet.com
(which everyone should subscribe to) and http://www.rense.com
(which most everybody does already look at).
People repeatedly ask me: since I can't get any real news
from TV or mainstream newspapers, what should I be reading?
There are several ways to answer: best websites, best stories,
and best writers. I wrote a best websites story (too long ago, and now out
of date), best stories I'm working on, but best writers is a topic that
has been on my mind for a long time.
I've written about a lot of topics, and people have said nice
things about me. But each time they do, I always think about the shoulders
of the giants I stand upon to get my information. Perhaps a more appropriate
title for this should be "My favorite writers" rather than "The
best writers." In any case, this is just my feeble attempt to thank
them, and introduce them to you in case you haven't had the chance to experience
their indispensable reports on what's really happening.
Think of it as a real chance to transcend the media mindlock
that is — no exaggeration — killing this planet
So without further adieu — except to say my criteria
are vital topics, thorough research, the ability to describe and enrapture,
and some awareness of the manipulated lies that all of us are being told
— here's my list of the ten most important writers on the Internet.
1. Dahr Jamail
2. Amy Worthington
3. Michel Chossudovsky
4. Webster Tarpley
5. Joe Vialls
6. Dave MacGowan
7. Chris Floyd
8. Mark Morford
9. Christopher Bollyn
OK, let's expand it to 25.
John Pilger, Henry Makow, Kurt Nimmo, Maureen
Farrell, Mike Whitney, Bev Harris, William Blum, Sherman Skolnick, Bob Feldman,
Stan Goff, Michael Collins Piper, Paul Levy, Leuren Moret, Dr. Ron Paul,
I've left many great writers off this list, some deliberately,
especially those I talk to regularly, so as to avoid any hint of nepotism
or personal favoritism. Though I stopped at 25 names, there are hundreds
it would behoove everyone to read. My apologies to those unmentioned; you
know who you are. Feel free to write me and complain, and I’ll either
apologize and agree, or tell you why they’re not on this list.
If the goal of decent people everywhere is to gather the information
and take action to try to make this world and honest and just place, well,
these writers will help you travel a considerable distance toward that goal.
In the interest of space, I will list a link for most writers,
but better is to type (or copy and paste) these names into the Google searchline
and choose from among the hundreds of links that will emerge for each.
1. Dahr Jamail. If you want to really know
what’s going on in Iraq and want to escape this jaundiced bias that
has most Americans in its grip and unaware that the U.S. continuing mass
murder is a certain crime against everything human and holy — and
if you want to see what real reporting is all about — read Jamail’s
dispatches ( http://dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog/).
He is the bravest writer I know, and that is the most important quality.
We continually witness bizarre meteorological occurrences
as powerful electromagnetic devices manipulate both the jet stream and individual
storm fronts to create artificial weather and climatic conditions. Black
operations projects embedded within these aerosol missions are documented
to sicken and disorient select populations with biological test agents and
psychotronic mind/mood control technologies.
3. Michel Chossudovsky not only runs one
of the best news sites on the web, the Center for Research on Globalization
but has had the unique talent of taking the most important questions of
our time and distilling them down to readable, accurate, and mercifully
brief explanations of the phenomena being discussed. >From “Washington’s
New World Order Weapons Can Trigger Climate Change” to “Who
is Osama bin Laden?,” he cuts to the quick on all manner of topics
about which we have been lied to by mainstream media.
4. Webster Tarpley, famous co-author of “George
Bush: The Unauthorized Biography,” brings a formidable grip of history
to his comments on current events. Two of his best recent offerings include
“9/11 Synthetic Terrorism” on the best new
9/11 website <http://reopen911.org/index.htm>
and my own personal favorite, The Versailles Thesis <http://www.members.tripod.com/~american_almanac/versaill.htm>
which will tell you as much about the real history of the past two centuries
as you could ever hope to know.
5. Controversial Australian journalist Joe Vialls
consistently produces the most jaw-dropping analyses of current events on
the web, from behind-the-scenes analyses of terror bombings (like, who really
did them) to his magnificent overview of the future of the Western Hemisphere,
Fortress America <http://www.joevialls.co.uk/myahudi/fortress1.html>,
which reveals the Zionists’ real plan to move and expand Eretz Israel
once the Middle East has been destroyed in a nuclear Armageddon.
7. Chris Floyd is a trenchant columnist for
the Moscow Times ( http://www.moscowtimes.ru/
) whose essays are forwarded to others possibly more than anyone else in
the world. He consistently hits the nail of real information right on the
head with comments like this:
This column stands foursquare with the Honorable Donald
H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, when he warns that there will
be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization
at large. We know, as does the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary
of Defense, that this statement is an incontrovertible fact, a matter
of scientific certainty. And how can we and the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld,
U.S. Secretary of Defense, be so sure that there will be more terrorist
attacks against the American people and civilization at large? Because
these attacks will be instigated at the order of the Honorable Donald
H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense.
8. Mark Morford. The only mainstream media
member of this list, this columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle is easily
the funniest writer on the net
), but best of all, cloaked in his razorlike humor is an understanding of
the world that in simply not seen almost anywhere else in medialand. Consider
Right now. This minute. As I type this and as you read
this and as false Texas dictators rise and sad empires crumble and as
this mad bewildered world spins in its frantically careening orbit, there's
a nearly 50/50 chance that some sort of devious synthetic chemical manufactured
by some massive and largely heartless corporation is coursing through
your bloodstream and humping your brain stem and molesting your karma
and kicking the crap out of your libido and chattering the teeth of your
I like to say I can never get out of the first paragraph of
one of his stories without breaking into a knowing belly laugh. His self-description?
He is also "a yoga teacher and fiction writer and an
outstanding parallel parker and fervent wine devotee and former smoker and
former LA rock-god wannabe and careful insinuator and occasional unfair
mudslinger and frequent skeptic and sporadic true believer and paradoxical
contrarian and tattooed love-monkey and vehement non-conservative and casual
coffee drinker and ardent dog lover and medium sleeper and comparison shopper
and funky subtle prurient neo-pagan gleaner of screaming delicious naked
9. Christopher Bollyn is the big gun of American
Free Press ( http://www.americanfreepress.net
) (one of the two most honest weekly newspapers in America) who tackles
all the big subjects and never fails to unearth astonishing facts (like
the fires that burned for weeks under the rubble of the collapsed World
Trade Center) with a profound clarity and objectivity expressed in ways
A year into what has become an increasingly grim occupation,
a chorus of senior journalists are now saying what American Free Press has
said all along: the mainstream media “failed the American public”
with its uncritical acceptance of the administration’s dubious claims
about the need to invade Iraq.
10. If you want just one daily stop to get a very quick fix
on what’s going on in the world, that place would be Xymphora
Blogspot. Usually only a few paragraphs each day, it targets one
important subject and provides a unique perspective that never fails to
enlighten. Who Xymphora actually is I have no clue, except that his comments
are among the most frequently passed around on the net (http://xymphora.blogspot.com/)
OK, that was a lot of information passed really fast. We’ll
recap the rest of the list even faster.
• John Pilger is the famous Australian
journalist/filmmaker who never loses sight of the most significant political
issue of our times, the Israeli genocide of the Palestinians. See http://pilger.carlton.com/
• Henry Makow is the controversial
Canadian Jew who points out that Zionists harms Jews as much as anyone else,
and that the real center of the worldwide totalitarian tyranny is in London.
• Sherman Skolnick is the mindboggling,
encyclopedic investigator of the nasty underbelly of American history. It
is safe to say you’ll never be the same after reading Skolnick. http://www.skolnicksreport.com/
• Dr. Ron Paul is one of only a handful
of conscientious members of Congress who pronouncements sustain the fleeting
hope that one day we will have an honest government. http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/welcome.htm
• Kevin MacDonald is a California professor
whose works on Judaism from an Evolutionary Perspective furnish penetrating
insights into contemporary politics. http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/books.html
Whew. That’s a lot of information, particularly if you
spend any time in the links.
Two traits characterize everyone on this list. First is a
willingness to look behind the veneer of media-described events to investigate
subjects of primary importance to our continued survival. Second is not
to be cowed into conformity by the inducements of lying for money which
afflicts so many of our so-called journalists.
If our popular media were dominated by personalities like
these, the world would certainly not in the trouble that it is now, where
civilization has been captured by a small group of rich people who manipulate
our reality and plunder our resources for their own selfish, greedy, and
I give you this list as a gift of hope, to show you that it
is possible that honest people CAN rule the world, if the rest of us would
only listen to the descriptions by these wonderful writers, and try to be
as honest as they are.
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida and whose
Internet essays can be seen on hundreds of websites around the world. These
essays have been collected into two anthologies, the latest of which is
titled “The Perfect Enemy.” For more information go to http://www.johnkaminski.com/
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