Trailer ☆ American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us PDF by ô Jesse Ventura As I m reading this book I am constantly reminded of the immensely flawed God of the Gaps theory It goes like this If you can t scientifically explain an issue regarding nature, evolution, how the universe began, etc, then the only other answer is God did it Jesse Ventura has his own version If there are still unanswered questions regarding events like assassinations, 9 11, etc, his answer is The CIA did it Jesse Ventura never met a conspiracy theory he didn t like He takes on fourteen conspiracy theories, or I should say skims them, from Lincoln s assassination to The National Security Act takes away our civil rights, which it does.
The problem is some of these are not theories or cover ups The fact that Booth was not a lone nut is covered in most history books or was I first read about the fact that others were implicated in Lincoln s death in my fifth grade history book Perhaps it isn t a cover up as much as a problem with the currently lousy textbooks Some of his choices are certified fringe material Jim Jones was a CIA plant and the CIA killed everybody in Jonestown The 9 11 truthers BS Nixon was set up by the CIA as if he wasn t enough of a megalomaniac to screw up by himself Jesse thinks Nixon got too close to finding out who really killed Kennedy Most of the author s research is a pick and choose method and liberal use of the CIA of the gap argument For example he touts a lot of discounted information about The King assassination claiming that Ray was a patsy for another killer but either ignores or discounts all the evidence that Ray did act alone If interested, you should read the excellent Hellhound On His Trail The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr and the International Hunt for His Assassin for the real story.
But if you throw enough chocolate, as Gallagher would say, some of it will stick Yes, Bush probably stole Both elections, Iran Contra was a travesty and Reagan used the Iran hostages as pawns to win the election, the Wall Street and our government did conspire to make many rich people richer at the expense of taxpayers resulting in the crash of 2008 But all this material is covered better in other places If you really want to know what caused the economy crash in 2008, see the documentary Inside Job.
Mr, Ventura makes a lot of great points Yes, we need openness in government and we must do what we can to prevent our politicians from screwing us over again But I d rather he simply articulate this in a way that doesn t make him come across as just another conspiracy nut.
In This Explosive Account Of Wrongful Acts And On Going Cover Ups, Jesse Ventura Takes A Systematic Look At The Wide Gap Between What The American Government Knows And What It Reveals To The American People For Too Long, We The People Have Sat By And Let Politicians And Bureaucrats From Both Parties Obfuscate And Lie And According To This Former Navy SEAL, Former Pro Wrestler, And Former Minnesota Governor, The Media Is Complicit In These Acts Of Deception For Too Long, The Mainstream Press Has Refused To Consider Alternate Possibilities And To Ask The Tough Questions Here, Ventura Looks Closely At The Theories That Have Been Presented Over The Years And Separates The Fact From The Fiction In Ventura S Eyes, The Murder Of Abraham Lincoln And The Assassinations Of The Kennedys And Martin Luther King, All Need To Be Re Examined Was Watergate Presented Honestly, Or Was The CIA Involved Did The Republican Party Set Out To Purposefully Steal Two Elections On Behalf Of George W Bush Has All The Evidence Been Presented About The Attacks Or Is There Another Angle That The Media Is Afraid To Explore And Finally, Is The Collapse Of Today S Financial Order And The Bailout Plan By The Federal Reserve The Widest Reaching Conspiracy Ever Perpetrated If You Re Talking Outspoken, Unconventional, And No Holds Barred, You Re Talking Jesse Ventura Larry King I Wouldn T Mind Seeing Ventura Run For President Or For Senator, Or Dog Catcher, Or Whatever In Addition To Talking Conspiracy, He S Likely To Raise All Sorts Of Other Trouble Damon W Root, Reason Magazine This book is the definition of the classic saying don t judge a book by its cover as to most people looking at a cover that says American Conspiracies almost instantly turns them away From my perspective reading this book was extremely interesting and almost enlightening As a conspiracist myself obviously I carry some bias when speaking on behalf of a conspiracy novel, but all theory s aside the credible information that can be pulled from this book can be vital to the education of the average American citizen The book is written professionally and from a very famous whistle blower who has governmental experience I highly recommend this book because even with a closed mind this book can get you to start rethinking what the media and government has told you about major events like 9 11 and the JFK assassination This almost 300 page book goes into depth about all types of events that don t normally cross the average American s mind Ventura cites information then I have ever seen in a book previously This information ranges from declassified information to leaked messages between large government figures The information reveals head spinning truths about the CIA the Bush family and many other figures throughout the world He speaks about the many violations and secret actions taken by the United States government to go into to other countries To people who would judge the book by its cover the books intent is to scare the American people The real intent when reading however reveals itself to be informative and almost asks people of the U.
S to take action and question our government so they can not get a way with the crimes they have previously committed While on the topic of intent, Ventura goes over the intent of the United States government throughout the years of which differs from what the government would tell you All in all this is a well put together book whether your a fan of conspiracies or not the book is not only fun to read, but fun to think about I would once again highly recommend this book to anyone who takes interest in world politics partisan or not as it raises great points that challenge both sides.
I met Jesse Ventura as a high school senior, when he was governor of my state My class was invited to meet with him and ask questions while sitting on the sumptuous carpets of his office in the capital By this point, he was nearing the end of his term, and the frustration was clear in his voice He spent most of the time complaining about how school budgets go up every year, with the clear indication that he couldn t understand why The following QA with a group of advanced standing Government students didn t do much to improve his case.
So, when an acquaintance handed me this book and intimated that if I read a single chapter, it would blow my mind , I was skeptical, and with good reason I read the chapter on voter fraud and it was disappointingly simplistic It wasn t merely that it only showed one side of the debate, but that it did not even show all of that side Any person with a passing interest in the issue who has followed articles and stories on it already knows about it than Ventura gives us, even with his secret, insider sources.
But then, Ventura never was an insider Even as governor, he was an outsider looking in, a frustrated, ranting man who didn t understand law or governance and who found the whole system too complex and nuanced to ever play the game.
In that, he is like many people frustrated with the government, but unable to articulate why We all feel that way, sometimes, and feel a desire to act out, but acting out naively is a pointless waste of time But that won t stop people from doing it, or from writing books about it, or from reading them.
This book is too simplistic and poorly researched to qualify even as a primer to the nature of power dynamics Perhaps the most telling lesson from this book is that Ventura paints the hidden conspirators as brilliant and powerful, despite the fact that the government is made up of people just as confused and ineffective as he was.
As I m reading this book I am constantly reminded of the immensely flawed God of the Gaps theory It goes like this If you can t scientifically explain an issue regarding nature, evolution, how the universe began, etc, then the only other answer is God did it Jesse Ventura has his own version If there are still unanswered questions regarding events like assassinations, 9 11, etc, his answer is The CIA did it Jesse Ventura never met a conspiracy theory he didn t like He takes on fourteen conspiracy theories, or I should say skims them, from Lincoln s assassination to The National Security Act takes away our civil rights, which it does.
The problem is some of these are not theories or cover ups The fact that Booth was not a lone nut is covered in most history books or was I first read about the fact that others were implicated in Lincoln s death in my fifth grade history book Perhaps it isn t a cover up as much as a problem with the currently lousy textbooks Some of his choices are certified fringe material Jim Jones was a CIA plant and the CIA killed everybody in Jonestown The 9 11 truthers BS Nixon was set up by the CIA as if he wasn t enough of a megalomaniac to screw up by himself Jesse thinks Nixon got too close to finding out who really killed Kennedy Most of the author s research is a pick and choose method and liberal use of the CIA of the gap argument For example he touts a lot of discounted information about The King assassination claiming that Ray was a patsy for another killer but either ignores or discounts all the evidence that Ray did act alone If interested, you should read the excellent Hellhound On His Trail The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr and the International Hunt for His Assassin for the real story.
But if you throw enough chocolate, as Gallagher would say, some of it will stick Yes, Bush probably stole Both elections, Iran Contra was a travesty and Reagan used the Iran hostages as pawns to win the election, the Wall Street and our government did conspire to make many rich people richer at the expense of taxpayers resulting in the crash of 2008 But all this material is covered better in other places If you really want to know what caused the economy crash in 2008, see the documentary Inside Job.
Mr, Ventura makes a lot of great points Yes, we need openness in government and we must do what we can to prevent our politicians from screwing us over again But I d rather he simply articulate this in a way that doesn t make him come across as just another conspiracy nut.
This book was a really nice surprise I m not a huge fan of conspiracies nor am I a fan of Jesse Ventura However, after seeing an interview with Jesse on Larry King I thought I would read the book, the interview piqued my interest The book is filled with some very interesting, and lesser known, facts Facts that I think should be widely known Even though the book failed to convince me of all the conspiracies it did make me stop and think, which is never a bad thing for people to do One of the biggest surprises was that the same groups kept coming up throughout the book from trying to overthrow FDR to the wall street mess and beyond Since everyone knows that power corrupts, why do we believe those in power so easily Overall I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone And Three cheers for Smedley Darlington Butler This book was a really nice surprise I m not a huge fan of conspiracies nor am I a fan of Jesse Ventura However, after seeing an interview with Jesse on Larry King I thought I would read the book, the interview piqued my interest The book is filled with some very interesting, and lesser known, facts Facts that I think should be widely known Even though the book failed to convince me of all the conspiracies it did make me stop and think, which is never a bad thing for people to do One of the biggest surprises was that the same groups kept coming up throughout the book from trying to overthrow FDR to the wall street mess and beyond Since everyone knows that power corrupts, why do we believe those in power so easily Overall I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone And Three cheers for Smedley Darlington Butler When I first clapped eyes on Jesse Ventura back in the early eighties I believe he was clad in purple tights accessorized with a pink feather boa and a huge set of shades You would never have convinced me that the man would ever write something that I would read I just couldn t imagine ever taking the man seriously Since then, Ventura has seen a number of unlikely career changes, eventually landing the position of Governor of the state of Minnesota Probably no one was surprised at this turn of events than Mr Ventura, who proceeded to serve his term honestly and as capably as one could when one found oneself in over one s head If memory serves, he did not seek a second term Let s face it those suited for politics are schooled for many years in the ways of subterfuge, back biting and deception, and our man Jesse was too blunt and honest to thrive in that environment.
In writing or co authoring this book, Mr Ventura has taken on a bit too much In the course of just over 200 pages he attempts to cover every government cover up from the Lincoln assassination to JFK to the future war against American dissent It s not that I doubt what he says the topic is just too broad for such a slim volume I believe that he is correct when he claims that the American public has been snowed by their own government right from the start I just don t believe that he has proven it in his book There are minor inaccuracies for instance, he credits Smedley Butler with winning the Congressional Medal of Honor three times, but I can only find mention of his winning it twice in other sources A small point, but one must look after the small points.
I think that this is a reasonably readable book written by an honest man It is a warning to American patriots and should be read as a start to deeper research into ways to make the government answer to the people.
Good old Jesse The Body Ventura, one time professional wrestler, one time governor, came out with this book about the same time as his TV series on conspiracies Jesse chooses about 14 different conspiracies to cover in US history beginning with the Lincoln Assassination, and brings pretty good conspiracy theory research to many of these Due to his time in the Navy Seals, Jesse has made a lot of military friends and knows a lot about secret military planning and research It is in those chapters that he shines On others, not so much But it is an entertaining trip down his memory lane We have the plot to overthrow FDR which few know about to what he calls the conspiracy to steal Presidential elections Some of his best work and research is with the Jonestown Massacre in which he really points out details and facts that were never revealed He does JFK and RFK but his work on those are just OK Also enjoyed his September 11 work, in which he really takes to task the alleged plane that crashed into the Pentagon and flight 93 that crashed in PA Again, this is a conspiracy book and so you must be a person who is open to those viewpoints to appreciate the conspiracies he allegedly helps publicize Hey, I loved Jesse as a wrestler and wrestling announcer, but as an author he is just OK Certain chapters will definitely be revealing but others come up a bit politically biased.
Positively astounding That was literally my initial, continued, and final reaction to the revelatory perspectives and facts presented in this book I truly found myself enraptured with not just the conspiratorial evidence noted in this compilation of American injustices, but with the actual structure of the book, as well Ventura and his co author, Dick Russell, did a phenomenal job in organizing and relating the historic conspiracy accounts, and evidence thereof, in a way that was both entertaining and enlightening Frankly, whether or not one chooses to believe all the facts and opinions noted in this work is beside the point listening to what such has to say, however, is vital The idea that our government is above corruption and secrecy is absolutely ludicrous The government is an institution comprised of people and nothing As such, knowing the baseness of human nature, how on earth did the idea originate that governmental individuals and agencies are somehow above sin I, for one, feel almost as though a pair of blinders have been removed While I always knew that President Kennedy was not merely assassinated by the lone nut Lee Harvey Oswald, much to the credit of my mother s interest in history and Oliver Stone s JFK, sadly I had no concept whatsoever of the vast dirty tricks our government has played before and since November 22, 1963.
My favorite aspect to this book, though, is the fact that Ventura sought to include a Further Reading section My curiosity and intelligence about the various conspiracies noted herein will no doubt be fed in the coming months I know that as a lot of people are expecting me to rip this book to shreds and call Ventura a total whack job The thing is that I m a thinker and pride myself on thinking outside the box Those are who follow me on Facebook probably know that I get most of my news from UK sources and I do believe in a variety of conspiracy theories I guess that too makes me a nut The thing is that Ventura s book is an interesting read It s one that urges you to think for yourself and that s what scares people The very idea that we should think for ourselves leads to a variety of issues You can wave your American flag pom poms all you what while singing the Star Spangled Banner all you want but here s the truth You re being lied to The government is not your friend and will sell you out with out feeling any guilt whatsoever American Conspiracies is a great start to those who want to delve into the conspiracies involving 9 11, the Kennedy assassination and many others, but Ventura isn t forcing you to believe what he s telling you There are a lot of footnotes that back up what he s saying but if you choose to believe it or delve deeper into the source material there s plenty of directions to go A lot of what he says makes sense, As you read it you begin to see that sometimes two plus two doesn t always equal four I ve read a lot of bad reviews on this book and I think that most people are too afraid to move beyond what their government tells them When someone suggests something that conflicts what we ve been told those people are crazy Ventura s book allows us to step outside of our comfort zones and say What if That s a scary concept and one that most people are afraid to ask This is a book for those who are free thinkers It s a book for those that aren t afraid to take risks and look beyond what they told you happened You don t have to believe any of it Ventura himself tells us that in the epilogue What he wants to do is present us with plausible scenarios The key to enjoying this book is that you have to have an open mind If you can look at this book objectively you may actually learn something I have been wanting to review a book like this for a long time, but I was always leery because let s face it, after 9 11 it wasn t exactly hip to question the government, or say anything bad about America for fear that you would be labeled a terrorist I m not concerned any People are going to say what they want regardless even if it makes them look like puppets They spout the same rhetoric that the government taught them and they never bat an eye Ventura s book is a way to open up intelligent discussions without feeling as if we ve lost the plot Not all of us are completely nuts We just have a few questions that will probably never be answered This is a book that shows us we re not alone, and there are people out there who are just like us I m glad I read this book and found it interesting and it s one that you should read too It s a chance to look at the world around you and question what s really going on I promise you we don t wear tinfoil hats or have a secret handshake We do want you to speak freely and come at us with intelligence and an open mind.
This book was really exciting and amazing and gave me a type of knowledge adrenalin rush What I mean is that it made me felt like I actually knew that, that is what happened, even though some of it may have sounded bogus Really the only thing that kept me into this book was that there was not one conspiracy theory, but different conspiracy theories for each historical event For some the characters in the story is what keeps them into the book because it has all of that intense drama, well in this book there wasn t any characters, because it was an informative book The only characters were the actual historical figures What was most interesting to me was the sentence and are the most important numbers in history according to the occult To me, I think that the author wrote this book to share his thought on why some things happen when they did and why they did This book had so much information it hit me with amazement When you see a famous actor, as Jesse Ventura himself, you think that he must be trying to passing as something that he shouldn t be When it came to this book though he blew himself away, he wrote as one of those nerdy type people that when they speak blow your mind away, because of all the information overload Not only was he an amazing actor, but he became a great author as well As you can probably see by my rating that I wasn t too much of a fan of the book, it isn t because the book was horrible or anything, but I just did not agree with most of the conspiracies that were discussed in this book American Conspiracy Theories was written so well and reflects how a book should be wriiten.
Personal Response I thought this book was pretty good I would say I liked it because it kept me intrigued the whole time I was reading The only part I did not like would be how some of the chapters carried on for a while Overall, I thought this was a good book and I would read this book again PlotAmerican Conspiracies Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Usby Jesse Ventura was about some conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States an This book had 14 different incidents that happened in US history The first incident was the assassination of Abraham Lincoln This book came to the conclusion that people inside of Lincoln s cabinet helped plan Lincoln s assassination The second incident was titans of Wall Street attempting to overthrow FDR and turn the US into a fascist country in 1934 The third and fourth incidents were the assassinations of John F Kennedy and Malcolm X According to Ventura, the CIA had something to do with both JFK and Malcolm X s deaths The fifth incident was the murder of Martin Luther King Jr Mr Ventura came to the conclusion that the Mob and the military were the actual people behind his death The sixth incident was the assassination of Robert Kennedy Mr Ventura s conclusion was that Sirhan Sirhan, the man who killed RFK, was brainwashed by the CIA to kill him The seventh incident was the Watergate scandal Mr Ventura came the the conclusion that Nixon and the CIA were in a power struggle, so the CIA had double agents get intentionally caught to make sure Nixon s reputation was ruined The eighth incident was the Jonestown Massacre Mr Ventura came to the conclusion that Jim Jones had help from the CIA to help brainwash people Jim Jones was the leader of a cult called the Peoples Temple The ninth incident was Iran released American hostages the same day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as president Mr Ventura thought Reagan and his people made a deal with Iran to keep the hostages beyond the election, so Reagan could win the election The tenth incident was the Iran Contra scandal, in which members of the Reagan administration sold weapons to Iran Mr Ventura thought Congress was hiding information in which those members were also selling drugs to Iran The eleventh incident was the 2000 and 2004 elections Mr Ventura came to the conclusion that the elections were stolen by Republicans that manipulated electronic voting machines in deciding states The twelfth incident was the terrorist attacks on 9 11 Mr Ventura came to the conclusion that the government either knew about the plan and let it happen or the government helped plan it The thirteenth incident was the economic crisis that happened in the fall of 2008 Mr Ventura came to the conclusion that the government helped keep some of the big corporations in business and these corporations basically run the government The fourteenth and final incident was a bunch of acts and laws that were passed after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 Mr Ventura came to the conclusion that the government used those attacks as a reason to force martial law onto American citizens.
Characterization Richard Nixon changed from a man trying to figure out what really happened during Kennedy s Assassination to a criminal because of Watergate The CIA changed from being an innocent organization to being quite a sketchy organization I am saying that because, apparently, the CIA held information about JFK s assassination from President Nixon, even though the President asked for that information.
Setting This book takes place mostly in America This is where most of the conspiracies happen This book also takes place in Jonestown, Guyana This is where the Jonestown Massacre happened.
This book takes place from 1865 to 2008 1865 is when the Lincoln was assassinated and 2008 is when the economic crisis happened.
Recommendation I recommend this book to both males and females at the age level 16 and up The reason for that age group would be there were some parts in this book that were disturbing, so I would not want younger people to read about that This book s reading level is on the easier side, but there is some disturbing details in this book I would also recommend this book to anyone who likes conspiracies because that is what this book is all about.
This book is the definition of the classic saying don t judge a book by its cover as to most people looking at a cover that says American Conspiracies almost instantly turns them away From my perspective reading this book was extremely interesting and almost enlightening As a conspiracist myself obviously I carry some bias when speaking on behalf of a conspiracy novel, but all theory s aside the credible information that can be pulled from this book can be vital to the education of the average American citizen The book is written professionally and from a very famous whistle blower who has governmental experience I highly recommend this book because even with a closed mind this book can get you to start rethinking what the media and government has told you about major events like 9 11 and the JFK assassination This almost 300 page book goes into depth about all types of events that don t normally cross the average American s mind Ventura cites information then I have ever seen in a book previously This information ranges from declassified information to leaked messages between large government figures The information reveals head spinning truths about the CIA the Bush family and many other figures throughout the world He speaks about the many violations and secret actions taken by the United States government to go into to other countries To people who would judge the book by its cover the books intent is to scare the American people The real intent when reading however reveals itself to be informative and almost asks people of the U.
S to take action and question our government so they can not get a way with the crimes they have previously committed While on the topic of intent, Ventura goes over the intent of the United States government throughout the years of which differs from what the government would tell you All in all this is a well put together book whether your a fan of conspiracies or not the book is not only fun to read, but fun to think about I would once again highly recommend this book to anyone who takes interest in world politics partisan or not as it raises great points that challenge both sides.