There’s probably still time to get tickets for the discussion led by author/painter Betsy Dovydenas about her book In Case You Want to Know How I Got Brainwashed, tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 at Shakespeare & Company’s 500-seat outdoor New Spruce Theater in Lenox, Massachusetts. (Click HERE for previous coverage.) Weather is forecast to be on the cool side but clear.
It was a minor-league deception and swindle, to be sure — a mere $6.5 million, and the only victim got a lot of it back — compared to the world-class multi-trillion dollar (and counting) hoodwinking perpetrated against billions of people worldwide during the George W. Bush administration. That one resulted in millions of combatants and civilians killed in a string of wars, whole countries (albeit ones with “bad guys” in charge of their governments) turned upside down, and losses of Americans’ constitutional rights to safeguard against terrorism. U.S. taxpayers and those of other countries won’t get any of their money back.
Even so, the local deception and subjugation and the world one have the following description in common. According to a newspaper article describing Dovydenas’s new book of more than 200 monographs accompanied by her own text, it “tells the story of being tricked, sweet-talked, coaxed, manipulated, conned, coerced and exploited. ‘I was brainwashed. This book shows how it happened,’ she wrote.”
It is appropriate that she will describe her experience at a theater on the Shakespeare & Company campus, where the bard’s tragedies and histories (and comedies) have been enacted since the beginning of this century. The campus was previously the center of The Bible Speaks, a religious cult that briefly benefitted from Dovydenas’s largesse and vulnerability.
A player in the international tragedy of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks designed to terrorize Americans and the rest of the world, died on Monday. Colin Powell was an enabler in that tragedy, however reluctantly, and also a victim in that, forced to choose between being a George W. Bush administration team player and a tool of its deception, he chose the latter.
Copious coverage of Dovydenas’s victimization appeared locally and in such national newspapers as the Washington Post and the New York Times. Hers is the first book.
Virtually nothing “connecting the dots” of the deception and subjugation involved in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, designed by the perpetrators to terrorize, has appeared in U.S. media except to finger Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda as sole culprits and to legitimize the resulting wars — although in recent years there have been moves by Congress to declassify mountains of documents, even if the news media waited until this year to mention them. As for the federal judiciary and U.S. attorneys, they have regarded challengers* to the official 9/11 mythology as lacking standing.
So far, Dovydenas’s new book is the first (known to this blog) to deal with her deflating experience. By comparison, shelves of compelling books have been published regarding the world-class deceptions and coverups of the full 9/11 phenomenon. With extremely few exceptions they have been willfully ignored by the entire U.S. media complex, meaning that every daily newspaper, every radio and TV company is part and parcel of the brainwashing.
To do justice to all of these books would require a book in itself — and with luck someone is working on one. Three notable 9/11 books that have been mostly overlooked in this blog are:
* 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fifth Edition, by Webster Griffin Tarpley (Joshua Tree, CA: Progressive Press, 2011).
* Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects, by Kevin Robert Ryan, First Edition (Microbloom, 2013), and
* Unanswered Questions: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored, by Ray McGinnis, (NorthernStar Publications, 2021).
If a book is published about all of the worthwhile but unreviewed books about 9/11, it could be titled In Case You Want to Know How We Got Brainwashed.
— Mark Channing Miller