RM Issue #030817
John Kaminski Fund Appeal
From a writer to his readers
By John Kaminski
(on Green Blue Earth - but you'll have to hunt up the actual doc itself, as it is a frames site and we cannot provide a "real" URL - when this page was posted, it was under Campaigns)
This is a personal message to all those who have read my stories and exchanged e-mails with me. It continues to be one of the great honors of my life that so many of you hold me in high regard and with your grateful and eloquent expressions have shared your appreciation for the things I've written.
As you learned in my previous piece, "The lies of our leaders," my nine-month run posting essays via e-mail to individuals and various internet sites such as rense.com, scoop.co.nz, lewisnews.com,
questionsquestions.net, serendipity.li, worldnewsstand.net,
timewedo.com, globalresearch.ca, onlinejournal.com, headblast.com,
libertypost.org, americanstateterrorism.com, al-jazeerah.info, the
American Patriot Friends Network, many indymedia sites and dozens of
other news pages and e-mail news bulletins such as
informationclearinghouse.info is now in jeopardy of coming to an end,
owing to a problem that assails so many of us these days - lack of cash.
Of the 70 or so pieces I've posted since I began this rant run in the autumn of 2002, I have not received a dime for any of them. Nor was that my intention when I wrote them. I wrote them because I needed to write them, and because I felt they needed to be written.
That's the only reason I write them ... that, and because I can. I feel the world is at a pivot point as we share these words, where the forces of evil and deception are about to complete their installation of a giant mindlock on the people of this planet, and all humanity will be either erased, bought off, or somehow mutated into mere numbers on some anonymous computer printout. It has always been and will be my intention to prevent this from happening as best I can.
Lately I have noted that a collection of my essays titled America's Autopsy Report is soon to be published by Dandelion Books. This collection includes many of my pieces from winter 2002-03, such as "No One Is Safe From America's Killer President," "Why Your Vote Won't Matter," "When Medicines Are Meant To Kill," "Ghost Dance," "How Our Schools Create Sheeple," "The World Can't Trust What America Says," and "The Real Terrorist is George W. Bush."
In addition, a second volume of my work is well underway, tentatively titled The Perfect Enemy, and containing that essay of the same name as well as "9/11 Was A Hoax," "All Americans Are Now War Criminals," "Solving the Enigma of Media Manipulation," and "Horror in Your Own Home," among many others. As I calculated my finances back in the spring, it seemed like I could get this project underway, make a few bucks off the books, and continue posting my essays on similar topics in need of the spotlight, as well as surfing the best sites around the world in search of clues that could help us all monkeywrench the war machine. But it hasn't worked out that way.
As a novice in the publishing world, I underestimated the time it would take from completion of manuscript to actual selling of the books. After five months since signing a contract, I still have not received the books, and have run out of money to support myself. So the whole project - not to mention my whole life - is in jeopardy. And I have now to make a startling admission. For the past few months, many have noticed the slackening of my usual pace, not only of pieces I'd written, but of e-mail forwards and responses. Apologies to all those whose questions I have neglected. I must plead guilty to dereliction of duty. A friend had hatched an ingenious website plan that would enable me to sell autographed copies of my book by the push of a button on a variety of websites. Good plan. Bad reality. I still don't have the books. The website moldered and was taken out of service, complicated by a stunning and unexpected denial of service by the outfit that was supposed to process the credit card orders. All because of my bad credit and lack of resources.
The whole plan to sell autographed books on the web has blown up in my face, and floated away on the fetid Florida air. My situation has led me some serious sopul- searching... How much do I actually know? How valuable are my observations? Is the information I pass on reliable? And I find I can only offer a relative guess as to the validity of my observations, as I am constantly becoming suspicious of sources I've relied on in the past. Recently I reduced my criteria for valid media down to two issues: willingness to consider 9/11 as a conspiratorial inside job (a test damned few publications can pass) and willingness to entertain the notion that Zionism has an ungodly stranglehold on the communications processes of the United States and the whole world (which precious few mainstream media outlets - nor political candidates - dare assert).
I think those two points remain valid regardless of which previously used sources might turn sour. Testing them against my previously used sources eliminates many of them: virtually all of the so-called popular leftie alternative sources (like Common Dreams, AlterNet and Z magazine, in particular), absolutely all of the mainstream media, and even some highly regarded conspiracy publications. More worryingly, it would seem that many of the big names in the 9/11 info hunt have a suspicious blind spot about Israel and Zionism, and some of the anti-Zionist sources have a spurious deafness about 9/11 suspicions, so it gets progressively more difficult to sort out who is in the game for what reason. Distinguishing these distinctions I consider to be my primary task on the internet, and I am constantly reanalyzing what I believe about who and what. Anyway, that's how I operate, and what gives me ideas for stories. But now I must return to the major point of this opus.
I am in dire straits, down to my last 500 bucks in fact. My roof leaks, my car rattles, my rent's due, my internet may get cut off (if I decide to eat). I eat Lean Cuisine out of boxes and peanut butter sandwiches (and an occasional Checkers cheeseburger), so I don't have what you'd call an extravagant lifestyle, nor do I want one.
For nine months I've had one real job - this one - while I collected unemployment (I was a mostly undistinguished newspaper editor for 30 years), and I don't mean to be melodramatic when I say I've been working for all of us to try and figure out what's going on. I am loathe to ask for help, but I find I must if I am to continue this vocation. The alternative is to go to work in the local glass factory and turn off my brain to pay my bills. I'm not asking for charity. I'm asking for you to consider paying me for these stories. Not each story. And not each person, because I know so many of you are in the same straits as I am, keeping track of every dime to make your lives work. From those folks I only want occasional letters. Some of you have already sent me money. Don't do it again. Some of you have graciously asked where you could send some. Here's where:
250 N. McCall Rd. #2
Englewood FL 34223
If you can spare ten bucks, stick it in an envelope and send it to me. It's too early (and I think illegal) for me to pitch my book before I actually have it in my hands, but America's Autopsy Report costs $18.95 plus about five bucks shipping and handling. This way I'd actually be able to order them from my publisher. Otherwise, I might not be able to. When I get them, I'll autograph it and mail it to you. Tell me what you would like me to write, or leave it to me (the latter might be better). I would not tender this offer at such an early stage were my situation not desperate. If you like what I write, please lend a hand. I feel uncomfortable asking, but the alternative for me is worse - not being able to do this. If what I say is important to you, do what you can.
Some days I feel like I have the most important job in the world. The only problem with it is that it doesn't pay anything.
Now wait. Don't go running off. I haven't put any fresh news in here, and what kind of editor would I be if I didn't tantalize you with some of today's top news tidbits? Here goes.
An old friend up north reminded me that today (6/28) is Baphomet's birthday. You remember Baphomet, the evil god, worshipped by those secret wheelerdealer Masons above the 33rd degree, for which you have to renounce Christ. Today is the day that George H.W. Bush lies in a ceremonial coffin and worships the evil god. Just so you remember who's running the world, or so my friend says
Surely you saw the story about how Ashcroft's new Patriot Act II supposedly contains a provision that will allow functionaries of the Bush administration to revoke your citizenship if you participate in a peace demonstration they don't like (and what peace demonstration DO they like?). We all ought to line up, by the millions, and request this process, just to see how they'd react. They're going to try to do it to us soon enough
Easily the most inspiring story I read today was about the Neturai Karta group's statement about how Zionists don't speak for all Jews: Check this out: "Neturei Karta’s position towards Muslims and Arabs. The connection between Muslims and Jews goes right back into ancient history. Mostly the relationship was friendly and mutually beneficial. "Historically, the situation frequently was that when Jews were being persecuted in Europe they found refuge in the various Muslim countries. "Our attitude to Muslims and Arabs can only be one of friendliness and respect. "To sum up. "We consider the Palestinians as the people with the right to govern in Palestine. "The Zionist oppression, abuse and murder of Arabs is a tragedy not only for the Palestinians but for the Jewish people as well. "The continuing existence of the Zionist State is the underlying cause of thestrife in Palestine. "It must be clear that opposition to Zionism and its crimes does not imply hatred of Jews. On the contrary Zionism itself and its deeds are the biggest threat to Judaism. "Governments of the world should realise that supporting Zionists and Zionism is not helping Jews or Judaism but only perpetuates the tragic impasse and constant bloodshed in the Middle East. "We are waiting for the annulment of Zionism and the dismantling of the Zionist regime, and would welcome the opportunity to dwell in peace in the holy land under a rule which is entirely in accordance with the wishes of the Palestinian People. Alleluia, my brothers and sisters." Thanks to Eric Walberg for this. See more at: http://www.nkusa.org/activities/recent/MABLondon03.cfm
And thank you for any help you might be able to furnish.
John Kaminski is writer who lives in the coast of
Florida, and never stops praying we find peace in our lifetimes.