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Porkins Policy Radio episode 58 Watergate, Clinton, CIA, drugs, and more with Tom Secker & Guillermo Jimenez

In the first hour I am joined by Tom Secker of Spy Culture. We discuss his recent article examining the 1975 conspiracy classic Three Days of The Condor. We examine the film and its bizarre history; having former CIA Director Richard Helms on set for a day of shooting. Tom and I explore the notion that this was a first step for the CIA and their evolving relationship with Hollywood. Next we move on to the recently declassified CIA report on the Watergate scandal. We talk about the admission by the CIA that they had an active operative, Eugenio R. Martinez, among the plumbers feeding them information. Tom highlights the many important facts left out of the mainstream narrative of Watergate. Tom and I also discuss the notion that this declassification may be a warning to the current presidential candidates. Tom and I compare Nixon and Hillary Clinton, and wonder if the CIA is sending her a direct message not to mess with them.

In the second hour we are joined by Guillermo Jimenez of the Tax Revolution Institute. Guillermo begins by discussing the idea that Trump fits the mold of a South American populist leader. We discuss the general lack of sophistication when it comes to this election cycle, and political discourse in general. We also spend some time discussing the issue of drug use amongst the candidates and the office of the presidency in general. The three of us ponder if having presidents hooked on drugs is a tactic used by the Deep State to ensure control. We close out by discussing the melding of celebrity culture with politics, and the nihilistic worldview that has gripped the nation during this election.

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Show Notes:

The CIA and Three Days of The Condor

CIA agent was among Watergate burglars documents reveals

Watergate: CIA withheld data on double agent

Tax Revolution Institute

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 27 The White Female Terrorist

This week I am joined once again by Tom Secker and Jon Ryman for a roundtable discussion about white female terrorists.  We take a look at how white female terrorists have been portrayed in Hollywood movies and TV shows, and examine how these cartoonish representations mimic real life white female terrorists.  We, of course, take a look at one of our favorite white female terrorists, Samantha Lewthwaite, as well as the less known, but equally important, “Jihad Jane.”  We discuss the celebrity status of the white female terrorist in Western society, and how this meme really represents the coming together of several different aspects of the war on terror.  We also speak more broadly about the ever-evolving synthetic War on Terror and how all these  pieces fit together.

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Show notes:

Tom Secker’s websites- Spy Culture, Humanarchy, Investigating the Terror

Jon Ryman’s YouTube channel

Porkins Policy Radio episode 24 Who is Samantha Lewthwaite?

Music:

Joy Division- “Disorder”

Joy Division- “Transmission” (Peel Sessions)

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