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Category: Votescam

THE OCTOPUS by Kenn Thomas and Jim Keith

This reminds me of the book VOTESCAM by James and Kenneth Collier. In that investigation and this one, all of the authors involved started out thinking they were investigating a certain level and type of governmental crime, only to find out that what they had begun researching was only one blackened pimple on the ugly butt of a gargantuan, multi-headed beast of governmental crime. And, as perhaps in the case of the Collier brothers, it may have got this investigator killed. Indeed, in the case of this Danny Casolero fellow, whose aborted investigation this book is about, this probability is even more likely.

Casolero was something of a journalist, or at least an aspiring journalist, in the mid-1980s when he stumbled onto a story about the U.S. Justice Department stealing a computer program from a private U.S. firm because this particular computer program did some things in the area of surveilling people that no other computer program had ever done before. The description herein is rather vague, and that’s at least partially because it was so successfully covered up to this day: this program apparently did some other things, but apparently the surveillance bit was the main thing the Brass was interested in. I know. Go figure, right?

Anyway, Casolero in the late 80s and early 90s kept stumbling onto more and more and more sundry and sordid criminal enterprises in official high places in the U.S. and tentacling out internationally: gun-running, drug-running, Iran/Contra, October Surprise, BCCI, Vince Foster, Mena, Whitewater, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, CIA/OSI, S&L Scandal–you name it, he was linking it all up, the kind of evil stuff that can be read about and verified in a lot of other conspiratorial fact books of the past few decades, except Casolero was perhaps connecting the dots a bit more thoroughly than most others.

As indicated, Casolero didn’t write this book. He was offed before he got the chance to complete it. This book examines both Casolero’s life as well as his having-a-tiger-by-the-tail investigation, and was written by Kenn Thomas and Jim Keith, based off of the investigative notes and the manuscript that Casolero left behind. It’s got a chapter in here about Jim Keith’s later strange death, and the still slightly more suspicious death of Ron Bonds, Keith’s publisher. But Casolero’s death in the early 90s, when the exquisitely suspicious details are given herein, is the most dubious of all: He was done in. The guy got too close, too specific, and too honest about the real evil machinations behind the real U.S. government apparatus. Would-be books like that are very bad for the health and safety of the would-be author.

But you out there, my American idiot neighbor and reader, you keep right on voting. It’s the ritual that makes you feel better. You need that. It’s what keeps you in the system.

Right where they want you.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ
10/2013

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VOTESCAM by James and Kenneth Collier

Factual Hidden History and a White-Knuckle Page-Turner
The foreword to this book describes Jim and Ken Collier as having “had a tiger by the tail” when they stumbled onto the ugly, mostly hidden realities which impelled them to write this book. As an experiment, they tried to see if the common man could still run for a seat in congress in this nation and stand a snowball’s chance. This was back in the late 1970s; yet they were shocked to find extremely obvious evidence of behind-the-scenes voter fraud even back then–with the American media in collusion, no less–which prevented them from succeeding in that goal, just when it looked like they were gaining serious ground on the established congressional crook whom they were running against. The polls and the media did a quick “presto-chango” and flipped the numbers around, right in front of drowsy Floridian’s eyes, a la the gov’t telescreen broadcasts in 1984. (Yeah, I know, it had to be Florida, right?; well guess what: this was <em>long before</em> the 2000 election, pal!)

This begat an investigation on the part of the Collier brothers that lasted for quite a few years, uncovering more and more criminal conduct in connection with U.S. elections, but always their investigation would only get so far and then it was met with stonewalling, obfuscation, and silence from the people you’d think would be interested in these things, people like those in charge of upholding the law, for example. The more they investigated, the higher up the chain of command the election fraud went, and no doubt still goes. It’s a real paradigm-smasher for naive Americans, this book. If you really want to get a peak behind the curtain and get a brief glimpse of the wizard–just a glimpse though–then get this book, and hold onto the armrests of your comfy chair because you’re in for some white-knuckle reading.

This book reads like a detective novel, yet it is quite clearly factually-based. The Collier brothers were accomplished writers as well as investigators. I cannot speak highly enough about this book.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ
4/2007