Journalism is dead, and it’s about time

This is the last election that will ever feature the lapdog media in any significant role. By next election online media will have entirely taken over.

The only reason the lapdog media still have any audience at all is that there are older people who have not adapted to the death of the journalist as a relevant tradesperson in our society.

It’s the equivalent of the 1910s – there are still horses and carts, but they’re on the way out, permanently.

Unlike the end of the age of the horse, the end of the age of the journalist is being hurried along by their own venality, corruption and incompetence. It’s the information age equivalent of the end of the corrupt pardoners and priests in the middle ages.

The wretched journalists will of course be the last ones to admit it.

Then we have the phenomenon where monolithic social media such as twitter and facebook make no attempt to disguise the fact that they simply want to replace the lapdog media and become the new slave owners. Unfortunately for them in times of revolution entire concepts are revised or thrown out. It isn’t simply a case of swapping bosses.

Of course, there are significant numbers of people who are lazy, moronic or badly educated -or all three. They will form the natural slave class to sustain control systems as they always have. But against that is the fact that “journalism” is dead. There is simply no need for propaganda organs when people can communicate directly.

The next phase of the attempt by the would-be elites to control everyone else will require paid bloggers, shills and trolls. In fact it has already become standard for such things to be done. Experiments in this regard have been carried out for decades, using fringe groups such as UFOlogy.

nothing-to-see-here

 

 

#PKD on the rise of Nixon and the #uniparty #kakistocracy

One asks, Why should such disparate groups as the Soviet Union and the US intelligence community back the same man? I am no political theoretician, but Nicholas one time said, ‘They both like figureheads who are corrupt. So they can govern from behind. The Soviets and the fuzz, they’re all for shadow governments. They always will be, because basically each of them is the man with the gun. The pistol to the head.’

No one had put a pistol to Ferris Fremont’s head. He, was the pistol itself, pointed at our head. Pointed at the people who had elected him. Behind him stood all the cops in the world, the left-wing cops in Russia, the right-wing cops in the United States. Cops are cops. There are only divisions of rank, into greater and lesser. The top cop is probably never seen.

However, Nicholas was no political theoretician either. In point of fact he had no idea how the coalition behind Fremont had formed; in fact he had no idea it existed. Like the rest of us over those years, he simply stood amazed as prominent politicians were murdered and Fremont rose rapidly to power. What was happening made no sense. No pattern could be discerned.

There is a Latin motto, when one is seeking to know who has committed a crime, that goes, Look to see who gains. When John Kennedy was murdered, and Dr King, and Bobby Kennedy, and the others, when George Wallace was crippled, we should have asked, Who gains? All men in America lost by these dreadful senseless murders except one second-rate man whose way was now clear to the White House: clear to get in and clear to remain. Who otherwise would have had no chance.

We should forgive ourselves, though, for not figuring out who was doing it and why; after all, it had never happened in the United States before, although the history of other countries is full of it. The Russians know it well; so do the English – take Crookback Dick, as Shakespeare calls Richard III. There was the paradigm for this: Richard, who murdered his way to the throne, killing even children, and all with the excuse that nature had made him ugly. Nature had made Ferris Fremont ugly too, inside and out. Personally, it never entered my mind. We thought of a lot of possibilities, but not really that. The Tartar mind had never schemed for the American throne until then.

 

Philip K. Dick, Radio Free Albemuth

 

other than his skipping over the kakistocrat murderer LBJ’s involvement #PKD lays it out pretty well. PKD fell for the red-blue puppet show as so many others did. Nothing Nixon did or was is in any way different to LBJ.

 

Is it 1860 yet?

The final year of president lightworker o’clusterf_ck is going to be one for the ages.

A dizzying combination of

1. laundry list of how the oppressed subjects have failed him

2. the first tiny inklings from rebel “journalists” that maybe just maybe everything about him is a lie and he’s an affirmative action hire

3. unconstitutional governing on a scale stalin only dreamed of

4. the lapdog media doubling down to maintain the lie ie their “narrative” – as they always do

5. terrorist attacks

6. “syrian” “refugees” bringing the Sweden / UK style rape and violence epidemic to the heartland

7. mysterious deaths around the clinton crime family – it’s what they do – for example wouldn’t want to be a private secrethttp://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=360758ary, email manager or financial arranger for the witch or her vile daughter

8. the nadir of American potency in foreign policy – the Popeye “I can’t stands no more!” moment is coming for the freeborn American people.

9. ISIS triumphant

10. Trump assassination attempt. He’s bucked the status quo and he isn’t quitting – the status quo will buck him back in exactly the same way JFK and RFK were hit – CIA, LBJ, Malcolm Wallace; Thane Eugene Cesar for RFK, etc. I still think the most likely patsy for the hit is Bergdahl or someone like him. Bergdahl is a “returned defector program” alumnus and they are usually the ones used.

#Ferguson : Limbaugh: it was scripted, it happened but was not spontaneous, not real

Rush Limbaugh has now even joined the “lapdog media are lying scum” camp although he doesn’t connect the dots as to who those whores lie for:

Anyway, the announcement finally came, and I looked at Kathryn, I said, “Listen to all these people on TV.  They’re just vamping and filling time and they’re just trying to flap their gums until the real news is made.”  The whole thing, to me, made me feel like I was watching a scripted event.  Now, one of the allures supposedly of reality TV is that it’s real, that there isn’t a script.  That’s why audiences really like it, like The Real Housewives of whatever, or whatever reality TV show. But let me tell you, there is no such thing as improvisation or reality TV.  It’s all scripted.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/11/26/civil_disobedience_in_ferguson_was_planned_and_choreographed_beforehand_not_a_spontaneous_riot

He’s a warrior for the republican cause, so is still trapped in the false paradigm of the illusion of choice – red-blue puppet show, left-right dichotomy… But he nails this one.

The political-bureaucrat-media class is the enemy of the anglosphere.

 

Once upon a time there was America

Once upon a time there was this country. It was the greatest country in recorded history. Like ancient Rome, it became a republic when it defeated its own king and threw him out of its land, never to return. This incredible country vowed that there would never again suffer a tyrant, let alone an usurper or a king. Some of this country’s states even had state mottos to this effect.

I keep wondering lately, whatever happened to that awe inspiring place. When I see or hear barry soetoro, I keep imagining what would have happened to such a grifter had he and those behind him ever tried to steal control of that amazing powerhouse nation.

Celts in ancient “China” #Tokhari

http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/redheaded-tocharian-mummies-of-uyghir.html

Redheaded Tocharian Mummies of the Uyghir Area, China


James Churchward had made a great deal out of an “Inner Asian Empire ruled by White People” and made it one of the most important forces in prehistory. As usual, he got a few things mixed up. But there was a time that a caucasiatic  people controlled the very heart of Asia, and right up against the Mongols of
the Gobi desert as well.

One of the most famous Tocharian mummies found is the “Beauty of Loulan” – Her face depicted on the right was reconstructed by an artist.

http://www.burlingtonnews.net/redhairedmummieschina.html

A Tocharian female mummy with long
flaxen blonde hair, perfectly perserved
in braided hair. Items of weaved
material, identical to Celtic Cloth.

A Tocharian man with red-blond
hair; his clear European
features still visible after lying
nearly 3,500 years in his desert grave in China

Tocharian male mummy. To his right is a swastika decoration found on his helmet
recovered from the Tocharian grave sites.
The swastika was part of the original Indo-European language, meaning “well being” or “Good luck”

Recent excavations in the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang province have uncovered more than 100 naturally mummified corpses of people who lived there between 4,000 and 2,400 years ago, indicating that the European race of red and blonde hair with blue eyes lived in this area at one time. The bodies were amazingly well preserved by the arid climate, and according to the New York Times “…archaeologists could hardly believe what they saw.”

The mummies had long noses and skulls, blond or red hair, thin lips, deepset eyes, and other unmistakably Europeanan features. Dr. Victor H. Mair of the University of Pennsylvania said, “Because the Tarim Basin Caucasoid corpses are almost certainly representatives of the Indo-European family, and because they date from a time period early enough to have a bearing on the expansion of the Indo-European people from their homeland, it is thought that they will play a crucial role in determining just where that might have been.”

One such mummy is of a teenage girl with blond hair and blue eyes. Her remains was found in a cave and has become quite a tourist attraction in Beijing. She has been given the name, “The Lady of Tarim” and is on display at the museum. It is believed that she was someone of importance who lived over 3,000 years ago. She was found buried in fine embroidered garments of wool and leather, along with beautiful jewelry, jars and ornaments of gold, silver, jade and onyx. Her remains are in such a remarkable state of preservation that she looks as if she was sleeping.

It’s McMummy! Chinese unearth 4000-year-old mummy with ginger hair and a kilt – The Daily Record

It’s McMummy! Chinese unearth 4000-year-old mummy with ginger hair and a kilt

Feb 22 2011


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4000-year-old China body has red hair and kilt
A 4000-YEAR-OLD Chinese mummy has been claimed as a Scot – because of its red hair and kilt-like dress.
The origins of the mummy, known as the Beauty of Xiaohe, have been the subject of much debate since she was found in Xinjiang region in western China.
Other mummified remains found in the region have been linked to warriors of the Caledonii tribe.
The Beauty is on show in Philadelphia in the US as part of the Chinese Secrets Of The Silk Road exhibition.
One source who viewed the mummy, believed to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Xinjiang region, said: “The hair has an orange tint and she looks Celtic or Scottish. The clothes had plaid patterns, like Scottish kilts.”
The mummies linked to the Caledonii have red-brown hair and a ginger beard and wore tartan leggings.
The bodies are better preserved than Egyptian mummies and similarities to traditional Bronze Age Celts are said to be uncanny.

Updated:

They did a DNA test on the Cherchen man (the 3800 year old 6’6 tall dark blonde mummy and the oldest mummy found), and the beauty of Loulan (the red hair mummy), and both of these mummies contained East Asian Mongoloid DNA. Even the Chinese scientist were astonished. The Mongoloid component of the Tocharians are not from Han Chinese or pre Han Chinese, but most likely from Altaic types of Mongoloids such as Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Mongolians.

This obviously indicates that the Tocharians were already mixed for quite a few generations, since they looked mostly Caucasian. Very interesting. History books need to rewritten again, as intermingling between East and West occured at an even earlier date than conceived.

BTW, The Tocharians were not Iranic, its been proven over and over again. There language was so far from any Iranic language, that it needs its own seperate category: Tocharian.

New 2007 NG documentary on the mummies. It was released Nov 2007, and it aired on the National Geographic channel. It was very interesting It was again with Victor Mair, (the man whom brought the mummies into the Western World). The Chinese governement finally allowed more DNA test to go foward on just 12 mummies.

The conclusion on DNA test on all 12 samples of the Caucasoid mummies contained DNA from: Europe, Mesopotamia, Central Asia, Mongolia, India, and Siberia. So to make a long story short, the ending of the documentary concluded that Xinjiang was a crossroads town where people from all over came, traded, and mixed with each other. The documentary was incomplete but It was still good and informative. The documentary also stated that the test were not done and more information will be released once completed. They should have just finish the test before making this documentary as it was very vague but it was still informative.

Cherchen Man (dark blonde man that stood 6’6)
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Beauty Of Loulan (red haired mummy)
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Roman accounts
Pliny the Elder (, Chap XXIV “Taprobane”) reports a curious description of the Seres (in the territories of northwestern China) made by an embassy from Taprobane (Ceylon) to Emperor Claudius, saying that they “exceeded the ordinary human height, had flaxen hair, and blue eyes, and made an uncouth sort of noise by way of talking”, suggesting they may be referring to the ancient Caucasian populations of the Tarim Basin:
“They also informed us that the side of their island (Taprobane) which lies opposite to India is ten thousand stadia in length, and runs in a south-easterly direction-[This incidentally descibes Sumatra better than Ceylon-DD]-that beyond the Emodian Mountains (Himalayas) they look towards the Serve (Seres), whose acquaintance they had also made in the pursuits of commerce; that the father of Rachias (the ambassador) had frequently visited their country, and that the Seræ always came to meet them on their arrival. These people, they said, exceeded the ordinary human height, had flaxen hair, and blue eyes, and made an uncouth sort of noise by way of talking, having no language of their own for the purpose of communicating their thoughts. The rest of their information (on the Serae) was of a similar nature to that communicated by our merchants. It was to the effect that the merchandise on sale was left by them upon the opposite bank of a river on their coast, and it was then removed by the natives, if they thought proper to deal on terms of exchange. On no grounds ought luxury with greater reason to be detested by us, than if we only transport our thoughts to these scenes, and then reflect, what are its demands, to what distant spots it sends in order to satisfy them, and for how mean and how unworthy an end!”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarim_mummieshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarim_mummies

(Seres=Silk People, the dealers-in-silk)

The Tocharians [Tokharians] were a fully Indo-Europid people that lived in parts of modern-day “China”, primarily in the west of modern-day Xinjiang 新疆 [‘New Frontier’] of which only since a decade or two became more known of. That being said, primarily because of the Chinese government allowing a bit more than what was the case in the past, regardless of their attitude to the whole ‘mummy people’ as a whole.

The Tocharians remained fully Europid during their ‘stay’, far longer than expected or than anyone could’ve dreamt – even with rather fair features in complexion – for thousands of years. This shocked many of the multiculturalist archeologists and anthropologists, but they couldn’t deny it.

Aside that they were also responsible for founding and spreading the Indo-European religions Hinduism and Buddhism, of which in the latter case most Tocharians belonged to spiritually and theologically. Not only that, perhaps just a mere detail, but most amazingly perhaps is that they brought both the horse and the wheel to China; which both didn’t exist there prior to their arrival. Those horses, by the way, ironically used against many other peoples in the world – mostly Europids – as the Mongols grew united and started their expansion in approximately the year 1100 after Christ.

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Takla Makan desert region, nowadays the Tarim Basin

Mair has claimed that:
The new finds are also forcing a reexamination of old Chinese books that describe historical or legendary figures of great height, with deep-set blue or green eyes, long noses, full beards, and red or blond hair. Scholars have traditionally scoffed at these accounts, but it now seems that they may be accurateTarim mummies – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tocharian languages – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tocharian script – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tocharians – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Silk Road transmission of Buddhism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Around 2300 BC, Aryan tribes (Indo-Iranians) poured off the Pontic Steppes, and migrated east & south. By ~1800 BC, they had reached China & India. In the figure below, these Indo-Iranians’ original homelands are colored dark red, while their migrations are marked in light red*:

This expansion coincides with a catastrophic climate change, around 2200 BC**, which laid low Egypt’s Old Kingdom***.
[Around here we refer to that as the Old Kingdom Catastrophe. In regards to this map it is important to note that THE TOCHARIANS BELONGED TO THE BLUE GROUP OF EUROPEANS (incl. Celtic) RATHER THAN TO THE RED ONES: They were Centum speakers and not Satem ones.]

Meanwhile, the Indo-European Ancestors (Afanasevo culture) had already settled southern Siberia, north of the Himalayas & northwest of China, from 3500 to 2500 BC*. Like the Indo-Iranians, the proto-Tocharians then migrated south & east, to the Takla Makan desert, west of China. There, mummies, dating from 1800 to 1000 BC, show clear “Europoid” Aryan features**. These proto-Tocharians herded sheep, and used horses, donkeys, & carts. They likely introduced the Chinese to sophisticated wool weaving, the wheel, & bronze. By 1000 BC, they had established vast trading networks. By 300 BC, they were trading, with the Chinese, in silk, probably starting MUCH earlier.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afanasevo_culture
** NOVA — Mysterious Mummies of China (VHS). The mummies wear red woolen plaids, remaniscent of Celtic tartans, have blond & red hair, & even typical European oval faces & overbites.

In sum, archaeological evidence shows “trade networks right across Asiaby 2000 BC, and “possibly earlier“, nearly 2000 years before Emperor Ch’in opened up the Silk Road to Roman merchants*. Indeed, the Ulu Burun shipwreck, in the Aegean, from the 14th Century BC, contains:

  • Copper ingots, from the Middle East
  • Pottery, from Cyprus & the Levant
  • Elephant tusks & ebony logs, from Equatorial Africa
  • Tin & colored glass, from Central Asia
  • Gold, from Egypt
  • Ornaments, from Mycenaean Greece

This shows that the “greater part of the Mediterranean in antiquity was connected by trade“, to the Middle East and Central Asia**.

* Mysteries of the Ancient World (Episode II) (DVD) [36:00]. Moreover, the proto-Tocharians’ sheep, from analysis of their wools, were of European (not Chinese) stock.
** History Channel Digging for the Truth — Troy: of Gods & Warriors (DVD)

CONCLUSION: By linking all the lands, from China to Mesopotamia, with one single culture, the Indo-European tribes paved the (proto-) Silk Road, by 2000 BC*.

NOW THEN, I’ll tell you something which went unnoticed for a century until these mummies statrted turning up again.

Ignatius Donnelly had mentioned these Tocharians an by name in 1882, long before the press heard anything about the redheaded mummies in China. And until I btrought the matter up myself, nobody saw the connection because even Donnely was talking about a different time and place. Donnelly in Atlantis, the Antediluvian World says in chapter VIII,  The Bronze Age in Europe,

For the merchants of the Bronze Age we must look beyond even the Tokhari, who were contemporaries of the Phœnicians.


CELTIC WARRIOR, FROM EGYPTIAN MONUMENTS.

The Tokhari, we have seen, are represented as taken prisoners, in a sea-fight with Ramses III., of the twentieth dynasty, about the thirteenth century B.C. They are probably the Tochari of Strabo. The accompanying figure represents one of these people as they appear upon the Egyptian monuments. (See Nott and Gliddon’s “Types of Mankind,” p. 108.) Here we have, not an inhabitant of Atlantis, but probably a representative of one of the mixed races that sprung from its colonies.
Dr. Morton thinks these people, as painted on the Egyptian monuments, to have “strong Celtic features. Those familiar with the Scotch Highlanders may recognize a speaking likeness.”
It is at least interesting to have a portrait of one of the daring race who more than three thousand years ago left the west of Europe in their ships to attack the mighty power of Egypt. [They are, in fact, one of the “Peoples of the Sea” fleeing Megalithic Europe during a Catastrophe!-DD]
They were troublesome to the nations of the East for many centuries; for in 700 B.C. we find them depicted on the Assyrian monuments. This figure represents one of the Tokhari of the time of Sennacherib. It will be observed that the headdress (apparently of feathers) is the same in both portraits, although separated by a period of six hundred years. [At this time they were mercenaries and guardsmen. Doubtless many had been hired on as guards along the perilous caravan routes to Central Asia, where we finally find them carving out a new land for themselves in the most unlikely place, but where they had a complete blocade on the only trade artery running to China!]
It is more reasonable to suppose that the authors of the
p. 245
[paragraph continues] Bronze Age of Europe were the people described by Plato, who were workers in metal, who were highly civilized, who preceded in time all the nations which we call ancient. It was this people who passed through an age of copper before they reached the age of bronze, and whose colonies in America represented this older form of metallurgy as it existed for many generations. [ie, the Atlanteans were originally Chalcolithic rather than bronze-casters, a very sound conclusion-DD]


[‘TOKHARI’] CELTIC WARRIOR, FROM ASSYRIAN MONUMENTS.

What Donnelly has told us, without specifying exactly, was that the Bronze Age of Europe was run by a unified trade network of nations including the makers of the Nordic Bronze Age in Scandinavia and the Atlantic Bronze Age with headquarters in Tartessos.were descendants of the original Atlanteans, many held the myth of their origin on an island which they called Paradise, and they recognised a commonality of their nations as being Atlanteans. We know this from Classical authors. At the time of the Phaethon event, All these people stopped what they were doing, uprooted and fled to the Eastern Mediterranean as Pirates and mercenaries, comprising an astonishing variety of nations recognising their brotherhood but desperate beyond measure. And one of these Western-European nations of a race, language and physical type related to the Celts, escaped from the fall of the Megalithic culture and would up circa 1000 BC (the date is disputable) on the Borderland Wilderness of China. And they had something to do with the introduction of megalths and mound-burials in the region, something else mentioned by Donnelly at another time.

 

Although it may not look like it at first glance, Donnelly is defining Atlantean Europe as Megalithic Europe (with its Bronze Age Successor). In the case of the Tocharians, he knew the megalithic cullture was related from the descriptions but he did not say that a specific Western-European people were responsible for transplanting European culture there. Such seems to have been the case. Icidentally the Megalithic culture in Southern India was also starting about the same time as the Tocharians were.

The Mighty Wurlitzer

As a former member of the major media prior to its concentration in few hands by the Clinton regime, I have reported on many occasions that the Western media is a Ministry of Propaganda for Washington. In the article below one of the propagandists confesses. PCR

Published on Russia Insider News (http://russia-insider.com)

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” — former CIA Director William Colby

Our Exclusive Interview with German Editor Turned CIA Whistleblower

Fascinating details emerge. Leading US-funded think-tanks and German secret service are accessories. Attempted suppression by legal threats. Blackout in German media.

Exclusively for RI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA pays German media professionals to spin stories to follow US government goals.

We wrote about this two weeks ago, and the article shot up in views, becoming one of the most read articles on our site.

Udo Ulfkotte reveals in his bestseller Bought Journalists, how he was “taught to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public.”

The former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers, was secretly on the payroll of the CIA and German secret service, spinning the news in a way that was positive for the United States and bad for its opponents.
In his latest interview, Ulfkotte alleges that some media are nothing more than propaganda outlets of political parties, secret services, international think tanks and high finance entities.

Repenting for collaborating with various agencies and organisations to manipulate the news, Ulkotte laments, “I’m ashamed I was part of it. Unfortunately I cannot reverse this.”

Some highlights from the interview:

“I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the German secret service.”
“Most journalists from respected and big media organisations are closely connected to the German Marshall Fund, the Atlantik-Brücke or other so-called transatlantic organisations…once you’re connected, you make friends with selected Americans. You think they are your friends and you start cooperating. They work on your ego, make you feel like you’re important. And one day one of them will ask you ‘Will you do me this favor’…”
“When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind.”
“[The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung] hasn’t sued me. They know that I have evidence on everything.”
“No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

“Bought journalists”, who are they?

“We’re talking about puppets on a string, journalists who write or say whatever their masters tell them to say or write. If you see how the mainstream media is reporting about the Ukraine conflict and if you know what’s really going on, you get the picture. The masters in the background are pushing for war with Russia and western journalists are putting on their helmets.”

And you were one of them, and now you are the first to blow the whistle.

“I’m ashamed I was part of it. Unfortunately I cannot reverse this. Although my superiors at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung approved of what I did, I’m still to blame. But yes, to my knowledge I am the first to accuse myself and to prove many others are to blame.”

How did you become a bought journalist?

“It started very soon after I started working at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. I learned to regard luxury invitations as quite acceptable and to write positive articles in return. Later on I was invited by the German Marshall Fund of The United States to travel the United States. They paid for all my expenses and put me in contact with Americans they’d like me to meet. In fact, most journalists from respected and big media organisations are closely connected to the German Marshall Fund, the Atlantik-Brücke or other so-called transatlantic organisations. Many of them are even members or ‘fellows’. I am a fellow of the German Marshall Fund. The thing is, once you’re connected, you make friends with selected Americans. You think they are your friends and you start cooperating. They work on your ego, make you feel like you’re important. And one day one of them will ask you ‘Will you do me this favor’ and then another will ask you ‘Will you do me that favor’. Bye and bye you get completely brainwashed. I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the Bundesnachrichtendienst.”

You said your superiors approved of that?

“They did. From my private point of view, in retrospective, they even sent me to spy. For instance in 1988 they put me on a plane to Iraq, where I traveled to the border with Iran. In those days Saddam Hussein was still seen as a good guy, a close ally to the US. The Americans supported him in his war against Iran. About 35 kilometers from the border, in an Iranian place called Zubaidad, I witnessed the Iraqis killing and injuring thousands of Iranians by throwing poison gas at them. I did exactly what my superiors had asked me to do. I made photo’s of the gas attacks. Back in Frankfurt it appeared my superiors didn’t show much interest in the atrocities I had witnessed. They allowed me to write an article about it, but they severely limited the size of it as if it wasn’t of much importance. At the same time they asked me to hand over the photo’s that I had made to the German association of chemical companies in Frankfurt, Verband der Chemischen Industrie. This poison gas that had killed so many Iranians was made in Germany.”

What’s your opinion on press trips? Journalists usually excuse themselves by saying they are perfectly able to follow their own judgment and that they don’t commit themselves to anything or anybody. 

“I’ve been on a thousand press trips and never reported bad about those who paid all the expenses. You don’t bite the hand that feeds you. That’s where corruption starts. And that’s the reason why magazines like Der Spiegel don’t allow their journalists to accept invitations to press trips unless they pay for their own expenses.”

The consequences of becoming a whistleblower can be serious. Do you have any indications people tried to prevent the publication of your book?

“When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind. You see, I don’t have children to take care of. And you must know I was severely injured during the gas attack I witnessed in Iran in 1988. I’m the sole German survivor from a German poison gas attack. I’m still suffering from this. I’ve had three heart attacks. I don’t expect to live for more than a few years.”

In your book you mention many names of bought journalists. How are they doing now? Are they being sacked? Are they trying to clear their names?

“No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about the book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about. More shocking: We have respected journalists who seem to have gone deep sea diving for a long time. It’s an Interesting situation. I expected and hoped that they would sue me and bring me to court. But they have no idea what to do. The respected Frankfurter Allgemeine just announced they will fire 200 employees, because they’re losing subscribers very rapidly and in high numbers. But they don’t sue me. They know that I have evidence on everything.”
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