New Podcast: Inside the Den of Thieves
My Experience inside the US Political System
As you know, I’ve launched weekly podcasts. Check them out. I appreciate all subscriptions.
That’s what substack is about---readers supporting individual writers. It’s the fastest growing platform of its kind in the world. And so far, zero censorship.
I’ve intentionally tested them with my first outpouring of articles on controversial subjects---and not a peep from them.
I’ve been doing substack for only a month, and already they’re listing me in the top hundred on the subject of Culture.
The new podcast is Culture in spades.
I tell the story of testifying before 2 Nevada State legislative Committees 20 years ago, during a spate of school shootings across America.
It was a surreal day, starting with the fact that I had no idea how or why I was invited to testify. I had nothing friendly to say to the Committees.
My background and research had to do with the dangers of the psychiatric drugs, particularly the antidepressants, which cause some people to spill over into violence---including murder.
That wasn’t on the list of ideas the Committees were looking for.
As the day wore on, I got a very strong dose of rejection from one Committee member---which was a joke to me, because I eat those sorts of political critiques for breakfast.
Most of all, I gained an extremely vivid and up-close impression of what these political animals were all about. And that’s the story I focus on in the podcast.
Who are these people? What is it like to be sitting and standing next to them and overhearing them talk, when the cameras aren’t there?
This is why I made the trip to Nevada---to find out. And I did.
I wanted to get in BEHIND the official nonsense, behind the political ideology, behind the appearance, to the reality on the ground. The reality that makes you want to take a shower as soon as you’re done.
It’s important to see and hear and feel these creatures in their native habitat.
At the time, I thought I should have a notebook with me, so I could jot down impressions and observations on the spot---but as soon as I stepped into the conference room where I’d address the first Committee, I knew that wouldn’t be necessary.
The whole scene unrolled like a magic carpet…minus the magic. I said to myself, “I’m never going to forget this.” And I haven’t.
Culture---such as it is today---is the main reason I started writing at substack. I wanted an outlet for everything I see moving around us that is transforming the past, present, and future.
My approach to it---full frontal attack, satire, surrealism, fiction---is all hands on deck. No holds barred.
There is no other way, as far as I’m concerned. We’re all in a circus, where the ringmasters are crazy and most of the audience is still asleep or drugged.
I just turned 84 last Saturday, and I’m still discovering new resources as a writer.
Thank you for your support. I hope more of you will go to my substack page and kick in a few bucks for a subscription.
LANGUAGE and STORY aren’t dead yet. I’m shooting them out there and expanding them with no limit.
A long time ago, I learned that when somebody says SURRENDER, you say NO DICE and you keep pushing, no matter what.
That’s what I’m doing.
-- Jon Rappoport