My America Research Project: 2008-12


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This is a compilation of research links and documents I collected across 4 years.

I see in the near future a crisis approaching. It unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. The money power preys upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes.
I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me & the financial institutions at the rear; the latter is my greatest foe. Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed. 
President Abraham Lincoln, Nov 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins) 
"As a result, I suppose, of high-level changes of mind about how we were to be used, we went through several reorganizations. Perhaps because Americans as a nation have a gift for organizing, we tend to meet any new situation by reorganization, and a wonderful method it is for creating the illusion of progress at a mere cost of confusion, inefficiency and demoralization."
(Charlton Ogburn Jr in The Marauders, 1959)

These links support the series in 2011 The Assassination of Judy Garland Part 1

Visit the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for comprehensive data on drone strikes

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This guy was interesting when he was alive, his name is John O'Neil. Visit the CBS documentary here.

Terms + Concepts 

  • Chansons de Geste
Definition:,"(French: “songs of heroic deeds”) any of the Old French epic poems forming the core of the Charlemagne legends. More than 80 chansons, most of them thousands of lines long, have survived in manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 15th century. They deal chiefly with events of the 8th and 9th centuries during the reigns of Charlemagne and his successors.(Encyclopædia Britannica). Carl has worked with leading chansons de geste translator Michael Newth who has authored several scholarly translations to integrate this theme in his paintings. Newth is currently working on a new version of the Roland. Carl is interviewed about chansons de geste's influence in his recent paintings in the current issue of US literary journalLady Jane's Miscellany.
  • weltanschauung

Definition (Oxford Dictionary). Noun (plural Weltanschauungen /-(ə)n/) - a particular philosophy or view of life ; the world view of an individual or group. Origins German from "welt" (world) and Anschauung (perception).


Red Hot and Blue 1936 Cole Porter


Constitution of the United States          

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The Society of the Spectacle (La Société du spectacle) is a work of philosophy and critical theory by Guy Debord. It was first published in 1967 in France.

Here is an audio exploration of this work from Audio Anarchy

 TheAmerican Way of War Tom E

Some Documents Online

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Bush memo

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Wrong side of the Art websiteof B Movie posters

drone report 2010Convenient KillingAmerica 2010 Report, UK
William Blake America A Prophecy 1793 WikipediaA Prophecy, poetry by William Blake 1793


Fabius Maximus

A discussion about geopolitics, broadly defined, from an American's perspective - about ways to reignite the spirit of a nation grown cold
The best read for identifying the issues that face Americans today, and real food about how that will influence the rest of us.







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 Images representing some of the image sourcing, mostly from musuems or online history archives. Ownership belongs to them and links will be provided in due course.

Rudolph Valentino Photos Online