The Infectious Myth On “The Infectious Myth” host David Crowe will examine the questionable or outright false paradigms that infect our society.

July 29, 2014  

CeliaIn Episode 23 David interviews pioneering and heretical AIDS journalist Celia Farber about the “Trauma Cult” and “Totalitarian Science”. She compares the HIV=AIDS dogma, which she questioned in articles dating back to the late 1980s, to a totalitarian cult. In this cult HIV is not a positive God, who will bring enlightenment if you rigidly adhere to the cult leader’s dictates, but HIV is a Satan who you can never eliminate and, even if you did, you would never achieve the life and health you had before you started your battle.

An interesting question that David poses to Celia, who is anti-communist through her own experiences growing up in Sweden, as well as from her father, well known right-wing radio host Barry Farber, is how such a totalitarian cult emerged from the country that has long claimed to be the leader of the free world, the United States.

The conversation is made more scintilating because of the different outlooks that David and Celia on life and on the world.

If you like what you heard listen to Celia Farber's show "Conversations", also on PRN, at Thursday 8pm ET. Her website is: http://truthbarrier.com

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July 22, 2014  

In Episode 22 David talks with John Tirman, scholar and author of the 2011 book, “The Deaths of others: The fate of civilians in America’s wars”. This book attempts to quantify the number of civilians killed during recent major American wars – Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Tirman discusses the evidence that allow approximation of the vast scale of these deaths, by bombing, ancillary violence, the destruction of infrastructure, starvation, shooting by soldiers and a myriad of other causes. He discusses how household surveys can provide the most accurate information. In Iraq this estimated 600,000 Iraqi deaths (the majority civilian) by 2006.

 

Tirman also discusses the indifference of the American population to civilian deaths in these wars, and the resistance of pro-war forces inside and out of government to admit that any inordinate number of deaths occurs. Often there is a technique of focusing on minor flaws in the research, and trying to draw attention away from the big picture.

 

For more information on John Tirman, including the other books that he has written, see: http://www.johntirman.com.


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July 15, 2014  

In episode 21 of “The Infectious Myth” David’s guest is Lance deHaven-Smith and the subject is SCAD, “State Crimes Against Democracy”, a term that our guest developed to avoid the conversation ending term “Conspiracy Theory”.

Most of this discussion centers on events in American politics that were SCADs, probably were, or might have been. The Kennedy assassinations, foreign policy surprises that changed the results of the 1968 and 1980 elections, the conspiracy to go to war in Iraq knowing that the public statements about WMDs were false, and so on.

Lance has criticized a paper by Washington insider Cass Sunstein that recommends that the US government use “cognitive infiltration” to destabilize people who believe that their own government (or a clique within their government) is conspiring to do bad things, or has done bad things. Knowing about the massive spying of the NSA and other agencies, combined with research about how to manipulate people online, causes great concern.

The best antidote to any conspiracy is fresh air. They rely on plotting in back rooms, out of the site of public. Being aware that there are such conspiracies helps people recognize the sign. Perhaps people are increasingly coming into a group discussion sowing discord, and when one goes away, another person comes along, and this could be a sign. But, the good thing is that when people are determined and committed the best planned SCAD can turn into a bungled Bay of Pigs or Watergate breakin.

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July 8, 2014  

In Episode 20 David talks with Sheila Matthews, co-founder of http://ablechild.org, an organization dedicated ensuring that American children can go to school free of coercion to take psychotropic drugs, and free of mental illness labels, such as ADHD. Sheila has lobbied against the increasing tendency of schools to try to diagnose children within a model that ensures that the large number diagnosed will be routed to psychiatrists and put on drugs. She had success with a Connecticut law that prohibited school officials from recommending drugs and with an FDA decision to put black box labels on anti-depressants warning of violent and suicidal behavior.

 

The massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school, in Sheila’s home state of Connecticut, is one example of the association between a tragic event and a young man on psychiatric drugs. Sheila has investigated and is troubled by some missing information. Why are Adam Lanza’s medical records not available. Why are the contents of an envelope addressed to the school children not public? Why is the DNA on that envelope not of Adam Lanza but of an unidentified convicted criminal? Why has the information on two GPS devices found in his car and home not been made public? Did Lanza go anywhere else, such as a mental health clinic, around that time?

 

This is a fascinating and thought-provoking discussion.

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July 2, 2014  

In Episode 19 of “The Infectious Myth” David talks with Dr. Henry Bauer, a chemist and former dean at Virginia Tech, about the same subject as last week – the science we’re not supposed to talk about.

 

Leading off with a lengthy comment from a guest about episode 18’s discussion with Simon Silver, David and Henry talk about science that was censored and then  proven right, science that is probably wrong but worth discussing, and the importance of discussing theories that have been rejected, so that science students can understand the logic behind the acceptance of modern scientific theories.

 

David and Henry discuss many of the flaws of modern science, such as a dismissal of ideas that come from outside the credentialed scientific community, a stubbornness to accept new ideas, and an excessive division of the world into black versus white.

You can find out more about Dr. Bauer's fascinating explorations throughout the world of science at: http://henryhbauer.homestead.com

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