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The SPOTLIGHT February 7, 2000

Here Are the Elite Groups that Want the World

BILDERBERG GROUP: Takes its name from the hotel in Holland where the group met in 1954, during the earliest period of its inception. It meets regularly (presumably on a once-a-year basis) at various locations around the world, always in extreme secrecy, often at resorts controlled by either the Rockefeller or Rothschild families. The Rothschild family is the leading European force within the Bilderberg Group, sharing its power with the American-based Rockefeller empire. The internationalist group has a revolving membership of several hundred participants composed of elites from the United States and Western Europe, primarily -- almost exclusively -- from the NATO countries. (Representatives from the former Soviet Union and East Bloc countries attended the 1992 gathering, however.) Bilderberg maintains an extremely low profile and seldom, if ever, publishes reports or studies (for the public, at least) under its own official aegis. Bilderberg participants denied the groups very existence for decades until forced into the open by the glare of media publicity, generated largely by The SPOTLIGHT and its publisher, Liberty Lobby.

TRILATERAL COMMISSION (TC): Organized exclusively by David Rockefeller in 1973. TC holds an official annual conclave closed to the independent press, but conducts seminars and other gatherings that are less exclusive. Membership is limited to elites from the United States and Canada, Western Europe and Japan, several and has several hundred members. It issues periodic reports known as the "Triangle Papers" and press releases and published a journal called Trialogue (now defunct). David Rockefeller has continuously served, since its inception, as "North American chairman" but is acknowledged as its prime mover.

THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (CFR): Based in New York and comprised solely of U.S. citizens. Publishes the quarterly journal Foreign Affairs and conducts regular meetings and seminars. Key meetings are strictly confidential and off the record. CFR was created in 1921 with Rockefeller funding and emerged as the American branch of the British Royal Institute on International Affairs (RIIA), succeeding an earlier, less organized entity already established in that role. The RIIA was the brainchild of English financier Cecil Rhodes (founder of the Rhodes scholarship) and devoted to the concept of reuniting the United States with the British Empire. CFR members, beginning with the Republican Herbert Hoover's administration on through the present day in administrations Democrat and Republican alike, have continuously been appointed to key policymaking posts. David Rockefeller himself served as a longtime chairman of the CFR and remains it virtual master.

The SPOTLIGHT February 7, 2000

Buchanan Wants America's Sovereignty Restored

Reform Party hopeful Pat Buchanan's speech recently attacking the plutocratic-controlled Establishment was all but ignored by the Establishment media.

By Christopher J. Petherick

Pat Buchanan, speaking in boston before the World Affairs Council, an old line lobbying group founded in 1921 with an internationalist agenda, declared that he is prepared to lead a revolt of the "masses" against the nation's ruling elite and the media for their staunch support of the New World Order.

"Whose side are you on? Buchanan asked the crowd of reporters and plutocrats.

Buchanan, in what was billed as a "major policy speech," assailed the two party system, the government and the corporate elite for promoting one-world authority in sharp contrast to what the average American wants.

"Loyalty to the New World Order is disloyalty to the republic," Buchanan said. "In nation after nation, the struggle between patriotism and globalism is under way.

"My Vision of America," Buchanan continued, "is of a republic that has recaptured every trace of her lost sovereignty, independence and liberty, a nation that is once again self-reliant in agriculture, industry and technology, a country that can, if need be, stand alone in the world.

"My vision is of a republic, not an empire, a nation that does not go to war unless she is attacked, or her vital interest are imperiled, or her honor is impugned. And when she does go to war, it is only after following a constitutional declaration by the congress of the United States," Buchanan elaborated.

Buchanan cited futurist and socialist H.G. Wells' 1939 novel, The New World Order...and will die protesting it."

He responded: "Well, Mr Wells, we are your malcontents. But we're not going to die protesting your New World Order, we're going to live fighting it. And Seattle may just prove to be the Boston Tea Party of that New World Order.

"This, then, is the millennial struggle that succeeds the Cold war," Buchanan continued. "It is the struggle of patriots of every nation against a world government where all nations yield up their sovereignty and fade away. It is the struggle of nationalism against globalism, and it will be fought out not only among nations, but within nations."

According to Buchanan, the two party system is complicit in advancing the New World Order by supporting unconstitutional internationalist cabals such as the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, and international agreements like the global warming agreement signed in Kyoto, Japan.

To illustrate how the two parties are one and the same, Buchanan said: "The New World Order has been on the fast track since the Bush presidency, when as he prepared to launch Gulf War I, President Bush said a New World Order was America's goal.

Carrying on Bush's work, "In 1993, the Clinton White House, in a secret directive, declared its intent to put U.S. troops under UN command."

According to reports, The New York Times and The Washington Post had reporters in attendance. But not one reported on Buchanan. Not even the city's remaining daily, The Boston Globe, reported on the event.

The SPOTLIGHT February 14, 2000

Swiss Army Mobilized to Stop Free Trade Protests

Anti-globalization demonstrators brought publicity to a secluded Swiss resort where more than 1,000 of the world's elite gathered to discuss facilitating the New World Order.

By Martin Mann

As President Clinton spoke before the world's economic and business elite Jan. 29 in Davos, Switzerland, the Swiss army in full battle gear backed by heavily armed riot police fought to hold off thousands of seething protesters trying to storm the conference hall with wooden poles the sized of battering rams.

The escalating 'round-the-world struggle between populism and global plutocracy evidenced by recent turbulent events, such as the World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle, Wash. and Switzerland, is partitioning mankind into two opposing camps. The popular U.S. economist and author Paul Krugman has labeled them "Davos Man" and "Seattle Man."

The term Davos Man takes its name from the posh Swiss resort where Clinton was the star of the show, addressing more than 1,000 of the world's kingpins at the outset of each year for a conference sponsored by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

For Krugman, the typical Davos Man emerges from the composite image of the composite image of the cosmopolitan economic, political and financial magnates who return to Davos annually for the WEF parley.

The term Davos Man also covers the thousands of corporate executives, technical managers, trade lawyers, international bureaucrats, dealmakers, speculators, lobbyists, publicists and other promoters who staff and implement the decisions made at Davos by their principals.

Seattle Man on the other hand, is a stand-up populist whatever his nationality, age or social status. A good example of this term is the workers, students, intellectuals, labor leaders, protest marchers and street demonstrators who broke up the imperious assembly of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle last year.

The explosion of militant populist protest by Seattle Man gave Davos Man "a chilling scare" and disrupted his seemingly unstoppable drive for global corporate rule, explained Dr. Armand Gaulthier, a Canadian political scientist and visiting lecturer at New York University.

The effects became apparent at this year's elitist Davos conference during the final days of last month.

Clinton, a keynote speaker, anxiously warned that if the "economic elite which had created, managed and profited from globalization did not take into account those who are left, 'protectionism' [and Establishment euphemism for nationalism] would return.

But his speech was received coldly by the assembled economic elites, meeting with applause only once when Clinton spoke of cutting some corporate taxes.

"Clinton is an intuitive politician and he senses big trouble ahead for globalization and so-called 'free-trade'," related British newsman Jeremy Barber, who covered the Davos assembly.

"But I don't think all those fat cats at the meeting shared Clinton's forebodings," Barber added. "It will take a popular vote for genuinely populist leaders, such as the broad support Jorg Haider won in Austria to change this system for the better."

The SPOTLIGHT February 14, 2000

America Needs Change at the Top

By Vince Ryan

Supporting Pat Buchanan for president is as easy as ABC. The ABC in this instance is the patriotic populist organization, Americans for Buchanan Committee.

Through this committee, you will receive vital information and material you can really use to ensure that Pat Buchanan will be the nominee of the Reform Party this year.

You who are members of Liberty Lobby's Board of Policy have overwhelmingly endorsed Pat for president and have already made a commitment of your time and talent to see that Pat is nominated.

As you know, the Reform Party is the party that Ross Perot founded and of which he was the presidential standard bearer in 1992. At that time BOP members endorsed him for president. But this year Perot received negligible support from the BOP, faring with the also-rans, John McCain, Al Gore and Ralph Nader.

How time truly marches on!

However, there is a lot of work to be done. The first order of business is to become active in the Reform Party. The Reform Party convention is scheduled for mid-to late August. It is crucial that Buchanan supporters have the strength to control no less than one-third of the delegates. Keep in mind that the rules for ballot access and party conventions are different in the several states. It is important that Buchanan people control chairmanships and all delegate positions.

On page 15 is a list of states in which organizers of recognized Buchanan efforts are functioning to see that Pat will be on the ballot. If you don't find your state listed, contact the national Buchanan Reform headquarters at (703) 734-2700.

Buchanan slates have already won control in Reform Party conventions in Arkansas. Louisiana and Texas. The "Buchanan Brigades" are moving quickly and quietly to line up delegates to county and state conventions. These efforts are not to seize raw political power but to build a political party.

Some Reform Party members find problems with the Buchanan people moving swiftly to control the party apparatus or to create one in their own locales.

After all, is the art of the possible. What may seem like rough politics to some may appear to be normal political business to others.

It is up to Buchanan's political operatives and his key staffers to understand the Reform Party rules as well as the various state laws and regulations.

To better inform yourself and others about Buchanan, you must order copies of "Buchanan 2000," a special 12-page tabloid=sized report dealing with just about every aspect of the Buchanan-for-President movement.

BOP members and regular SPOTLIGHT subscribers may purchase this exclusive report, which is "must" reading for you to be a successful team member. This report will enable you to educate others about Pat and the issues he espouses. Issues such as:

* Immigration reform;
* Campaign, lobbying and congressional reform;
* Free trade versus protectionism;
* Nationalism versus internationalism in U.S. foreign policy; and
* Safeguarding America's sovereignty against the United Nations and the globalist forces behind the New World Order.

Plus you will learn who's out to get Pat. Why the big media hate him and why hi is the only populist who can win...and much more.

I urge you who are Liberty Lobby Board of Policy members to study carefully the populist green Liberty Letter of Jan. 31, in which your SPOTLIGHT of that date was delivered.

Act not. Time is of the essence.

Remember: your influence counts...Use it!*

The SPOTLIGHT February 14, 2000

Buchanan for President State Organizers

What follows is a list of the addresses and telephone numbers for those who are organizing the Buchanan for President efforts in those states where officially-recognized affiliates have been established. Also included is the address and telephone number fo the official national office of the Buchanan campaign. If an affiliate hasn't been organized in your state, check with the national office to see what you can do on behalf of Pat's candidacy.

Buchanan Reform
PO Box 1919
Merifield, VA 22116
Bob Semonian
11 Howe Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Diana Haas
1090 Highwar 321N
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
John Van Sandt
327 Doctor Hicks Blvd.
Florence, AL 35630
Mark Forton
Tani Keaveny
PO Box 4012
Bismarck, ND 58802
Ed Wassell
3620 Mere Circle
Anchorage, AK 99515
Moonyeen Bongaards
4220 London Road
Duluth, MN 55804
Tom Piatak
Tom Strawn
PO Box 12680
Prescott, AZ 86304
52 0-776-9473
Don Griffin
10411 Clayton Road, Suite 207
St. Louis MO 63131
Bill Ravotti
Tim Miller
12201 Mara Lynn #2306
Little Rock, AR 72211
Janelle Skinner
PO Box 89
Merriman, NE 69218
Gary Bunker
Tom Hardigree
235 Randall Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
Shelly Uscinski
PMB #196
816 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Randy Reid
1030 Hampton Street
Moulton City, TN 37683
Guadelupe Lynch
3 North 300 Thatcher Rd.
Maple Park, IL 60151
Joe Sansone
PO Box 305
Whitehouse, NJ 08888
Jeanne Doogs
300 Trinidad Court
Fort Worth, TX 76126
Drew Ivers
1116 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
David Baltz
7432 Demica Place, NE
Albuqueque, NM 87109
Robin Schaffer
2190 E. 6200 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Dottie Watson
100 East William David Parkway
Metairie, LA 70005
Ed Heelan
292 Turk Hill Road
Brewster, NY 10509
Steven D. Feltes
204 North Parkview Drive
Eagle, WI 53119

The SPOTLIGHT February 14, 2000

How You Can Help Get Pat Nominated

Buchanan Supporters Must "Go Reform" for Buchanan to Get Reform Party Nomination.

What follows is the edited text of a special message to all Buchanan supporters issued by Linda Muller, acknowledged leader of the Buchanan Brigades. She explains why it is necessary for Buchanan supporters to abandon the Democratic and Republican parties at this time in order that they will be able to participate in the Reform Party presidential nomination process. Miss Muller's independent web site supporting the Buchanan campaign can be found at Her e-mail address is Miss Muller is one of the most energetic Buchanan supporters in America today.

If we want Pat to be the Reform Party presidential nominee, all MUST get active in the Reform Party NOW. You need to join the party and attend their state, country and district conventions. REPEAT: your will never be able to vote for Pat unless you join the Reform Party as soon as possible.

HERE IS WHY: We must get 100 percent loyal Buchanan people elected to chairman and delegate positions in the Reform Party. If we do not, then the anti-Buchanan forces within the party can overrule the petition process at the convention and put in another candidate. Any candidate who has enough supporters who are delegates at the Reform Party National Convention [to be held in August 2000] could overturn the results of the nationwide ballot process.

In some states you will not be able to collect signatures to put Pat on the Reform Party ballot -- or even vote to nominate him on the Reform Party ballot -- if you have voted in the Republican, Democrat or other primary in the same calendar year! Not every state has this rule. Still, the GOP and Democratic establishment has rigged up enormous roadblocks to prevent any third party or independent candidate from having a fair shot. The number of signatures we need to collect in some states is extensive.

Even if Pat wins the Reform Party popular vote [in state primaries where the party is on the ballot during the primary season], Buchanan supporters must represent OVER a third of the national delegates (200) at the Reform Party National Convention in order to prevent the anti-Buchanan forces from using a party rule allowing them to nominate another candidate at the convention with a two-thirds majority vote.

First, we must be elected as state delegates at the county conventions and later as national delegates at the state conventions. Loyal Buchanan Reform party insiders tell us it is very important for Buchanan supporters to win the county chairman positions, as well as all delegate positions. In some states national delegates are appointed by committees, no elected.

At our Reform Party county convention we will sign a party affiliation pledge and agree NOT TO VOTE in the GOP or Democratic or other party's primaries in order to qualify as a Reform Party member.

This is necessary [as noted],because if we vote in the [major party] primaries we can't vote in the [major party] primaries we can't [in many states] legally sign petitions to put on the ballot [as a Reform Party candidate]. ?Without our participation in the Reform Party convention process, Pat WILL NOT WIN the Reform Party nomination or the White House.

The SPOTLIGHT February 14, 2000

Journalist Faces Criminal Charges After Exposing TWA Cover Up
Powerful Forces Hide Truth About Flight 800

The Justice Department is targeting an investigative reporter for revealing fact about a high-level government whitewash.

By James Sanders

On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747 with 230 passengers and crew, crashed less than 10 miles south of Long Island. All 230 on board died.

Beginning in the fall of 1996, I interviewed several investigators working within the government Flight 800 inquiry. A picture soon emerged of an invisible hand straining to move the government inquiry onto a politically contrived path leading to a "mechanical" conclusion.

Government documents began to flow out of the government inquiry. One said the FAA tracked a missile that merged with TWA Flight 800. The FAA according to the document, first called the "White House." I now had evidence that the invisible hand guiding the government inquiry was the same guiding hand that had dealt with criminal acts committed within the Clinton administration since January 1993.

The same document stated that evidence of a bomb or missile was observed by the government investigators. The document's words then confidently predicted the government would be able to explain away the missile/bomb damage as a fuel-air explosion -- but not because the National Transportation Safety board (NTSB) was on the trail of a mechanical cause. This Nov. 15, 1996, document admitted that absolutely no evidence of a mechanical failure had been uncovered.

Sources told me that a Navy exercise went awry in the waters south of Long Island, resulting in the unintentional destruction of TWA Flight 800. A high-ranking government official confirmed that a drone was involved in the exercise. When Pierre Salinger independently arrived at the same conclusion, he was maliciously attacked and vilified by government agents who alleged that the closest Navy vessel was more than 180 miles away.

Government documents I obtained, stated that"significant naval units" were in the area of Flight 800 when it crashed. These documents also revealed the invisible hand at work. "National Security" was invoked to hide the cause of the crash from the public. FAA and Navy radar confirm what the documents state. Significant naval units were tracked by radar in the area where witnesses saw missile fire.

I received extensive documentation of how the invisible hand tampered with evidence, moving some of the debris from the actual resting place on the bottom of the ocean, further east, away from the initiating event. A new debris field was created by fiat, eliminating clear evidence that missile fire brought the 747 down.

Computer analysis of NTSB debris field documents revealed an intial narrow path of destruction crossing Flight 800, generally from right-to-left, in the area of rows 17-18-19. When one of my informants inside the government inquiry saw this computer analysis, the informant told me that a reddish-orange residue trail was embedded in foam rubber on the tops of the seatbacks in these three rows.

The majority of the witnesses to a missile rising into the evening air, streaking upward, impacting Flight 800, described a reddish-orange flare-like trail. I already possessed compelling evidence of a criminal conspiracy guiding the government enquiry toward a mechanical failure conclusion. Here was possible forensic evidence to further implicate agents of the United states in lawless activity.

I agreed to have the residue tested if the informant "scraped" some of the residue into a plastic bag. When those within the Justice Department and FBI discovered they were placed at extreme risk by the testing of this reddish-orange residue, they used the power with which they had been entrusted to harass, inure, vilify and indict me -- all significant felony violations in their own right.

On April 19, 1997, the Justice Department made my wife hostage to their illegal actions. If I continued to refuse to reveal my source[s] within the government Flight 800 inquiry, Janet Reno's Justice department promised to target and indict my wife.

When I refused to participate in the lawless acts of the Justice department, my wife and I were indicted for conspiring to obtain additional evidence of a criminal conspiracy. The federal judge ruled that the First Amendment would be removed from the courtroom for the duration of the criminal case against us. This decision blocked our attorneys from describing to the jury what motivated the Justice Department to harass, intimidate, vilify and indict us. Nor was I permitted to describe to the jury my motivation for conducting a criminal investigation of the Justice Department and FBI.

Predictably, I was found guilty. A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments on Feb. 9. A decision will be handed down later in the year.

James Sanders is a retired police officer who has used his law enforcement experience to journalistically pursue government wrongdoing going back to the WWII era. Twenty-five years of investigative experience made him qualified to investigate government lawlessness within the federal TWA Flight 800 inquiry.

The SPOTLIGHT February 14, 2000

Family Farmers Fighting for Future of U.S. Agriculture

New Farm Coalition Formed

Family farmers, ranchers and others who share common beliefs about the chronic agricultural crisis in the United States are building a proactive coalition to forge new solutions to old problems.

By Margo Turner

Concerned with the failure of U.S. agricultural policies over the last two decades and the failure of elected officials to safeguard the constitutional rights of their rural constituents, many American farmers and ranchers are developing strategies that focus national attention on the devastating results of free trade and the massive importation of cheap labor-produced farm products.

This effort has resulted in the development of a nationwide movement, known as AG ACTION 2000 initiative.

Family farmers and ranchers select and coordinate their own AG ACTION 2000 initiatives. They provide public forums to focus on the economic and social injustice inherent in the current agricultural system, according to Betty Cochran, a Westfield, Pa., farm wife who supports the AG ACTION 2000 initiative.

The most recent initiative, Dairy Action 2000, was held Feb. 1. Dairy farmers and consumers staged peaceful demonstrations at milk processing and cheese plants in New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to draw public attention to the injustice of a pricing system that has no relationship to a farmer's costs and reflects a drop from 51 percent to 30 percent in the farmer's share of the consumer's dairy dollar.

The protesters targeted Crowly Foods in Binghampton and La Fargeville, N.Y.; Laprino Cheese, Waverly, N.Y.; Meadowbrook Dairy, Sharpsville, Pa.; Schneider Valley Farms, Williamsport, Pa.; Foremost Farms, USA, Baraboo and Richland Center, Wis.; Land O' Lakes/Madison Dairy, Madison, Wis.; and Land O' Lakes, Richland Lakes, Wis.

"We are not getting a fair milk price at all. The federal government is letting this happen to us," said Tom Krieg of Orwell, Ohio, a Dairy Action 2000 supporter and a dairy farmer.

"I see imports as a major problem facing America," Krieg noted, expressing the feeling of fellow dairyman, as well as other agricultural producers.

AG ACTION 2000 participants believe that many of the serious problems facing family farmers and ranchers are the direct consequence of government policy. Many Americans have not been adequately informed about this fact, they claim.

"We expect our government officials to acknowledge the failure of the 'Great American Free Trade Experiment,' which has advanced and protected the special interests of expansive transnational corporations over the safeguarding of private property rights of sovereign American citizens, but they're not interested in listening to the people whose lives are being ruined by their failure to endorse ag policies that put the farmers' and consumers' best interests first," Cochran said.

Spartansburg, Pa., dairy farmer Bonita Davis, another initiative supporter, predicts that the worsening economic depression facing American farmers will eventually create food supply problems for the United States.

Cochran said farmers and ranchers are motivated by a strong sense of concern for neighbors -- the bedrock trait of rural American culture. They also are determined to advance protection of the rural Americans' constitutional rights.

Farmers and ranchers are dismantling the artifice of "regionalism" and "commodity envy" that in the past have been used by special interest groups to keep agricultural producers separated and distant from each other.

"The sweatshop conditions of life on America's modern farms are rooted in a system that stubbornly refuses to address the most basic need of the American farmer for a consideration of realistic costs of production," Cochran said. "Using a strategy of devaluation of the farmers' raw products, the current policy is effectively implementing an economic program the consequence of which is the elimination of the American agrarian class. In loyalty and defense of this great nation, supporters of the AG ACTION 2000 initiative are determined to change the direction of this country's agricultural policy."

For more information about the AG ACTION 2000 initiative, contact Brenda Cochran of Westfield, Pa., (814) 367-2788; Bonita Davis of Spar Tansburg, Pa., (814) 654-7420; Francis Goodman of Wonewoe, Wisc., (608) 489-3104; or Joel Greeno of Kendall, Wisc., (608) 463-76334.

The SPOTLIGHT February 21, 2000

Expert Predicting Take over of Southwest U.S.

A professor from New Mexico believes that within the next century a new country, made up of four U.S. states and part of Mexico, may be in being.

By Margo Turner

In another 100 years, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and southern Colorado could secede from the United States and become part of a new sovereign Hispanic nation, predicts Charles Truxillo, a professor of Chicano studies at the University of New Mexico.

El Republica del Norte, or "the Republic of the North" as Truxillo dubs it, would also comprise Baja California, Coahuila, Chibuahua, Nuevo Leon, Sonora and Tamaulips, now northern Mexican states.

Such an idea isn't new. Mexican radicals during the 1960s, using a stylized communist clinched fist logo, proposed the creation of Aztlan, a sovereign Hispanic homeland on U.S. soil.

The influx of illegal immigrants into the Southwest over the last several years, however, makes Truxillo's claim more dangerous.

"It's not unfeasible as a premise -- and a realistic possibility when you consider global geopolitical trends," Truxillo told a reporter. "It could happen with the support of the U.S. government."

The professor said there have been international developments that seemed unlikely, such as the creation of an independent Palestinian state agreed to by Israel and the breakup of the former Soviet Union.

Truxillo isn't too far off the mark about the creation of a new Hispanic land stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Last spring, researchers at CID-Gallup of Costa Rica, a subsidiary of the U.S. Gallup Organization, anticipated that the estimated 5 million illegal aliens -- primarily Hispanics living in the border area of Texas -- would be joined by 600,000 jobless and homeless illegals from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua who were heading north to Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas (SPOTLIGHT, May 17, 1999). These are the same four states that would be part of the New Hispanic homeland Truxillo envisions.

Los Angeles, the proposed capital of the new Mexican nation, is already majority non-white.


Although Truxillo believes the new Hispanic nation would be accomplished through the political process, he is not above noting that Mexicans could resort to war in creating the new sovereign state, reclaiming all the land of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas, as well as trillions of dollars worth of houses, buildings, highways, etc. Where are all the whites residing in El Repulica del Norte to move to after gifting their property to corrupt Mexicans?

Two centuries ago, wars erupted when states attempted to secede from a parent nation, Truxillo noted. Take for example the American Civil War to keep the South from seceding from the Union and the failed attempt by a small group of Texans and Tennesseans to make their stand at the Alamo when Texas declared its independence from Mexico.

Hispanica, Indians and other minorities already outnumber non-Hispanic whites in New Mexico, making New Mexico what Truxillo calls the first "minority-majority state."

In 1998, Hispanics made up 40.3 percent of the total population n New Mexico. According to the Census Bureau, the state was 52 percent Hispanic, Indian, black and Asian with the remaining 48 percent non-Hispanic white.

What will "minorities" do when they are the majority? Will they extend to whites the same favorable treatment whites give minorities?

The SPOTLIGHT February 21, 2000

Spymaster Exposed Secrets to Foreign Spooks

It's been widely reported that the former head of the CIA kept top secret documents on his unsecured personal computer. But there's more to the story than what you've read about in the Establishment press.

By Martin Mann

The worst fears of U.S. counterintelligence officials -- that the closely guarded secrets held by the nation's top spymaster, the director of Central Intelligence (DCI), may be exposed to the probing of alien espionage -- were realized in 1996. But until now, the Clinton administration has told the public next to nothing about this ticking time-bomb of a national-security scandal.

It was only under stern questioning by a congressional committee earlier this month that CIA Director George Tenet revealed in some detail the "grave" breaches of security committed by his predecessor, John Deutch, who served as DCI from May 1995 to Dec. 1996.

In violation of "every known" security regulation, Deutch removed dozens of "most sensitive" documents from the DIA's electronic vault and transferred them to his unsecured home computer, Tenet related.

On the same computer, Deutch accessed the Internet, making it vulnerable to any "moderately skilled" hacker. Moreover, the computer was used to reach "high risk" web sites, including pornography, Tenet acknowledged.

Last June, Tenet stripped Deutch of his CIA security clearance. But the former DCI was allowed to keep the so-called "industrial" clearance he had received from the Pentagon in order to be able to remain a highly paid consultant to major defense contractors such as the Raytheon Corporation.

Tenet omitted that fact from his senate testimony. But under questioning, he reluctantly admitted that both his agency and the Justice department attempted to cover up the Deutch scandal when it was first discovered.

Recent media exposure has forced him to give up his remaining security clearance.

This populist newspaper's own review has come up with additional disturbing details of the case.

Deutch, who first studied and then taught physical chemistry, owed his rapid rise in the Washington national-security bureaucracy to the strong support of the Israel lobby, the most powerful alien-interest pressure group in U.S. history.

In 1977, Deutch was appointed to head the Department of Energy's top-secret nuclear-weapons program. It soon became the target of a discreet FBI investigation amid rumors that Israeli agents, with inside help, were stealing both the design blueprints and raw materials of America's doomsday weapons.

Deutch deftly smoothed over the scandal and beyond several classified internal FBI memoranda reporting "suggestions" of Israeli espionage, nothing came on the affair.

In May 1995, Deutch became the first U.S. director of Central Intelligence with pronounced links to Israel. Ha'aretz, one of the ministate's major newspapers, noted that "Deutch is such a committed Zionist, he might as well wear a kippa (the sort of skullcap often worn by Israeli officials) to work."

The connection between Deutch's dual loyalism and his seemingly inexplicable decision to transfer highly classified materials to a wide-open personal home computer has never been reviewed. The Clinton administration is anxious to see the case closed.

The SPOTLIGHT February 21, 2000

'Hate Crime' Laws Establish Thought Police

Those who promote the 1990s politically-correct notion of "tolerance" want to impose their way of thinking on you under the guise of hate crime legislation that outlaws differing ideas and values.

By John Rakus

Hypocrisy: Too often when we hear the word "tolerance from the media, it seems that they are preaching or campaigning for some great cause. If they were really tolerant you would think the media and the diversity crowd would print bumper stickers that read: "Tolerate sin" or "No U.S. thought police." But the media and their tolerance cadre are not tolerant. They are the most intolerant hypocrites of all time.

Mens rea: Those who preach tolerance but who are intolerant are phonies. Tolerance bleaters know this and try to justify their newspeak of intolerance, diversity and pluralism by passing "Hate Crime Legislation." The insinuation in these "anti-hate" laws is that existing criminal laws are not imbued with enough of the common law element of nens rea; that is a hateful or harmful purpose.

Kosher legislation: For example, since 1984 California Code Section 383(b) mandates imprisonment and fines for exposing for sale any food, product or container to be "kosher" that has not "...complied with every Jewish law." There would ve little argument that one violated Penal Code 383(b) would be intolerant of Jewish kosher religious practices as set out in the Criminal Laws of California. The fraudulent violation of this section would be a "hate crime" because of its exclusive religious orientation.

Existing laws: An examination of most criminal laws shows that most crimes against persons or property are already defined as hateful or harmful. That is why in prosecution instructions we have such legal concepts as "with malice aforethought." Arson is maliciously burning property. In malicious prosecution, malicious means harmful.

Thought control: So why is it necessary to make that which is already defined as harmful or hateful redefined as "hate crimes"? The purpose behind "hate crimes legislation is "thought control." The Establishment media and "politically correct crowd" believe that the American population has an attitude problem. As Civil War abolitionists could not fathom the idea of industrial servitude or slavery, today's integrationists cannot tolerate a multi-cultural society of attitudes. They are plagued by the notion that forced racial integration or religious assimilation cannot succeed unless ideas of racial or religious integrity are abolished. To do this they must change the way people think. They have to restrict and remove your freedom of thought and the freedom of expression that truth brings. These rights of expression and association are guaranteed to us in our Bill of Rights. R.A.V v. St. Paul 112 S Ct. 2538 (1992).

John Rakus is an attorney in Sacramento, Calif., and president of the National Justice Foundation of America, a nonprofit corporation.

The SPOTLIGHT February 28, 2000

Jefferson-Hemings Controversy Debunked

DNA evidence taken from two members of families descended from Sally Hemings, a slave girl on Thomas Jefferson's estate, proved that one was descended from a Jefferson. A report by a foundation has now distorted those findings, erroneously claiming that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with Hemings.

By Herbert Barger and Eyler Rober Coates Sr.

On Jan. 26, 2000, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation announced that it had reached a conclusion concerning the Jefferson-Hemings controversy. Its basic finding was hat there is "a high probability that Thomas Jefferson fathered Eston Hemings, and that he most likely was the father of all six of Sally Hemings' children.

However, an examination of this and the methodology used in preparing it, shows it to be an unscientific accumulation of bias and prejudice, and an offense to the memory to the great man that this foundation was chartered to memorialize.

This travesty of a report sees in every point only those aspects that favor the theory; it leaves unconsidered much evidence that would tend to exonerate Jefferson; and it avoids connecting different pieces of evidence that would point away from Tomas Jefferson to some other member of his family or household.


* Shortly before her death, Jefferson's daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph called her two sons, Thomas Jefferson Randolph and George Wythe Randolph, to her bedside and told them of Mr. Jefferson's innocence of the charges of fathering children by a female slave, citing her reasons, and asking them to always defend the character of their grandfather.

* Edmund Bacon reported seeing someone other than Thomas Jefferson coming from Sally's room early in the morning, and offered that as evidence that Jefferson was not the father of Harriet. Bacon was an overseer for Thomas Jefferson, and related the following story about his employer: "He freed one girl some years before he died, and there was a great deal of talk about it. She was nearly as white as anybody, and very beautiful. People said he freed her because she was his own daughter. She was not his daughter; she was [name omitted]'s daughter. I know that I have seen him come out of her mother's room many a morning when I went up to Monticello very early."

* There are two stories regarding the Carr Brothers and the alleged fathering of Sally's children by Peter Carr. In one of the two stories, historian Henry S. Randall relates that Thomas Jefferson Randolph told him of the Carr brothers crying when Randolph confronted them with a newspaper article accusing Thomas Jefferson of fathering mulatto children. They wept because their uncle was being disgraced for something that was their own doing. In another story, Ellen Randolph Coolidge wrote that T.J. Randolph had told her that he had overheard Peter Carr laughing, and telling a friend that "the old gentleman had to bear the blame of his and Sam's misdeed."


Randolph Jefferson, Thomas's brother, was invited to come to Monticello to visit him and Randolph's twin sister, who had just arrived one day earlier. In a letter dated Aug. 12, 1807, slightly more than none months prior to Eston's birth, Thomas Jefferson wrote his brother Randolph, advising "Our sister Marks [Randolph's twin sister, Mrs Hastings Marks] arrived here last night and we shall be happy to see you also."

Since the trip to Monticello from Randolph's home could easily be done in less than a day, that would almost certainly put Randolph at Monticello at the correct time to be the father of Eston. And since Randolph had the same Y chromosome as all the Jefferson males, he would be completely capable of supplying that chromosome to Sally's son, Eston. Any child of Randolph would also have the same physical attributes as Thomas.

Randolph was known to socialize with the black slaves at Monticello when he visited there. Isaac Jefferson, in his Memoirs of a Monticello Slave, as dictated to Charles Campbell, made the following statement: "Old Master's brother, Mass Randall, was a mighty simple man: used to come out among black people, play the fiddle and dance half the night; hadn't much more sense than Isaac."

We know that social occasions can easily lead to sexual encounters, and that they are more likely to lead in that direction than a cold contact. And since Randolph was a widower at the time, it is easy to understand how he could become involved with one of the beautiful house servants.

The report also lists the names of several Jeffersons beside Randolph who were present at Monticello during the time when Sally conceived Eston and some of her other children. Thomas Jefferson Jr., Randolph's son, was born in 1783, and was a "resident at Monticello for extended periods of schooling in 1799, 1800 and possibly 1801."

Robert Lewis Jefferson, another son of Randolph was born in 1787 and was known to have carried a letter to Monticello intended for Thomas Jefferson "in July or August 1807," according to the report. The letter was dated July 9, but Jefferson did not receive it until Aug. 8. And since Sally conceived Eston in this same time period, Robert Lewis Jefferson apparently was present at Monticello during conception time.

We must bear in mind that both of these young men had the Jefferson Y chromosome and physical characteristics. Thomas Jr. would have been 17 when Hariet II was conceived, and Robert would have been 20 when Eston was conceived. It is odd that the committee considered Thomas Jr. and Robert "unlikely fathers because of their youth and very intermittent presence," at a time when Sally was 26 or 27, i.e., 10 years older that the former, and 34, or 14 years older than the latter, yet did not consider Sally too young for Thomas Jefferson who was thirty years older than her, and a genuinely old man of 64 when Eston was conceived.

One other son of Randolph Jefferson -- Isham Jefferson -- was born in 1781, and was reported to have been "reared" by Thomas Jefferson. He would have been age 26 when Eston was conceived. Little more than that is known about his presence at Monticello.

The point is, however, that there were a number of Jeffersons who were around Monticello much of the time.

Thus, we see from all the above that Monticello was virtually crawling with Jefferson who could have been the father of one or more of Sally's children. In the case of an owner who was up in age, such as Thomas Jefferson, the younger men were undoubtedly more likely to have such illicit affairs. In fact, a visiting white workman at Monticello was thought to have fathered a child by one of sally's sisters, indicating casual relationships developed easily on the plantation.

An interesting pattern occurred the year Eston was conceived. Thomas Jefferson had access to Sally at two different times in the year in which she conceived Eston: he was a Monticello between April 10 and May 16, and Between Aug. 4 and Oct. 3.

But Sally did not conceive Eston during the first time period, when there is not definite evidence that any Jefferson other than Thomas had access. Rather, Sally conceived in August 1807, then there is a very good evidence that his brother Randolph was there.

More precisely, if we take 267 days as the normal time of gestation (from impregnation to birth) with a normal range from 250 to 285 days, then the normal date of impregnation for birth occurring on May 21, 1808, would have been Aug. 28 1807, with a normal range between Aug.11 and Sept. 15. Randolph had been invited to come to Monticello to visit with his twin sister on Aug. 12, therefore his likely time of visiting would have been exactly within the normal range of time in which Sally probably conceived. This combination of evidence would tend to suggest that Thomas Jefferson was not the father of Eston, since Eston was not conceived at a time when evidence suggests only Thomas was at Monticello. Rather Eston was conceived only after Randolph was added to the list of those present.

One would expect that researchers should bend over backwards in an attempt to demonstrate some kind of neutrality, open-mindedness, and evenhandedness. We might even forgive them for showing a bias toward Thomas Jefferson demanding a strict adherence to "guilty until proven innocent," and not accepting the probable existence of Jefferson's paternity of Sally's children without at least some solid, conclusive evidence. But that this committee, consisting of members of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, should adopt a position supporting the enemies and calumniators of Jefferson, and that they should do this on the basis of the shoddiest, most incompetent interpretations of vague and inconclusive evidence, which relies almost entirely on implications, innuendos and handed down gossip -- such a betrayal of the person and reputation of the great man their foundation was established to uphold, is dastardly and unforgivable.

For another, factual look at the flimsy accusations and political motivations that fueled the charges against Thomas Jefferson in regards to the "Hemings affair," read The Jefferson Scandals: A Rebuttal, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Virginius Dabney.

The SPOTLIGHT February 28, 2000

Arizona Bill Threatens Secession

Irked by Fed Tyranny, State Explores Secession

Just how angry are states at the federal government for repeatedly undermining their rights?

By Don MacPherson & Don Harkins

The Arizona legislature is considering a bill establishing conditions under which Arizona would secede from the United States and lead an effort to establish a new government.

The "Abolish Federal Government; State Sovereignty" measure was sent to the floor of the Arizona House on a 9-0 vote by the Rules Committee. Earlier, the Federal Mandates and States' Rights Committee passed the bill, 3-2 on Jan. 26.

The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Karen Johnson, Chairman of the federal mandates panel, and Dean Cooley, Both Mesa Republicans. Arizona would secede if and when:

* The president, Congress or any federal agency declares the Constitution suspended or abolished or attempts to impose martial law without a state declaration; or

* Any federal order attempts to make it unlawful for individuals to own firearms or attempts to confiscate guns.

If either of these actions are taken by the federal government, "Arizona, when joined by 34 of the other 50 states," the measure says, "declares as follows: that the states resume all state powers delegated by the Constitution...and assume total sovereignty."

The states are to re-establish and re-ratify the present Constitution as the charter for the formation of a new federal government, to be followed by the election of a new Congress and president and organization of a new judiciary "following the precedent and procedures of the Founding Fathers," under the legislation.

In the interim, "individual members of the military return to their respective states and report to the governor until a new president is elected."

Each state is to be assigned a negotiated, pro-rata share of the national debt and all land within the borders of a state belong to the state unless "sold or ceded to the central government by the state's legislature and governor."

When 35 states agree to form another government, the remaining 15 will be invited to join.

"Several states delayed ratification of the Constitution and three states made clear their position regarding sovereignty by stating that 'the powers of government may be resumed by the people whensoever it shall become necessary to their happiness,'" the Arizona resolution says.

Eventually, all 13 of the independent states ratified the Constitution" and "joined the new Union while retaining their sovereignty as states," it says. "The states made the new central government sovereign only to the extent that the states delegated it limited and specific powers."

The Constitution is a "treaty among sovereigns" and under treaty law when one party violates its terms the other parties are automatically released from its obligations, the resolution says.

"The many violations of the Constitution by the federal government include disposing of federal property without the approval of Congress, usurping jurisdiction from the states in such matters as abortion and firearms rights and seeking control of public lands within state borders," it says.

Under article V of the Constitution, it notes, three-fourth of the states may abolish the federal government. Under the precedent established in Article VII, it said, fewer states can withdraw.

Jane Hull (R), the Arizona governor has yet to comment on whether she would veto the bill.

The SPOTLIGHT February 28, 2000

Clinton's Disbarment Likely in Arkansas

Bill Clinton may yet have to answer for at least some of his lies. Even in his home state, there's no escaping his checkered past.

By Mike Blair

After a 17-month delay, an Arkansas committee on professional conduct is set to act on complaints against President Bill Clinton's right to practice law in the state.

The complaints stem from Clinton's lying under oath and obstructing justice during proceedings in the Paula Corbin Jones sexual harassment lawsuit.

Ethics investigations normally take from six to eight months in Arkansas.

In a unanimous decision, the state's supreme court ordered the Arkansas supreme court Committee on professional conduct to "forthwith" fulfill its legal obligation to address the complaints against Clinton.

It is likely the committee will vote to disbar the president before he leaves office next January, a little Rock attorney familiar with the case told The SPOTLIGHT.

The committee was tardy in responding to any of three complaints against Clinton.

Chief U.S. district court Judge Susan Webber Wright found Clinton in civil contempt of court during his Jan. 17, 1998, deposition in the Jones case.

Judge Wright said Clinton's lying in his deposition violated "this court's orders by giving false, misleading and evasive answers that were designed to obstruct the judicial process...He engaged ...conduct that undermines the integrity of the judicial system."

Clinton did not appeal Wright's decision and paid a $90,686 fine imposed by the federal judge.

By law, the Arkansas Supreme court ethics committee must treat the Wright referral as an official complaint against the president.


Another complaint was filed by the Southeastern Legal Foundation. It was ignored until the high court demanded action.

"If James A. Neal, executive director of the committee and the committee have failed to initiate the procedures required to initiate and process...complaints, then we order that they take such action forthwith," the court ruled.

In Arkansas, the state Supreme court is responsible for processing complaints against attorneys, not the state bar association. Typically, the bar association is responsible for disciplining attorneys in the majority of states.

The action was taken by the court after L. Lynn Hogue, chairman of the foundation's legal advisory committee petitioned the justices to take action on the formal complaint that was filed.

"I think the committee has backed itself into a corner by not taking action until ordered to by the Supreme Court," the Little Rock attorney told The SPOTLIGHT.

"It also seems clear cut that there are violations that the committee should find disbarment the action they can take, unless they want to bring disgrace and discredit upon themselves, the Supreme court and the judicial system in Arkansas in general," he said.

On Jan. 13, a third complaint was filed against Clinton with the committee by Jim Parsons of Bella Vista, Ark., state director of the Arkansas Christian Educators Association.

Parsons has organized a petition drive to get the "Home of President Bill Clinton" signs off Arkansas highways and interstates.

The court's committee is heavily-weighted by Democrats. It includes heavy contributors to democratic political campaigns, two of whom gave $1,000 each to Clinton's presidential campaigns.

Complying with the state Supreme court decision the committee has reportedly sent letters to the foundation and Judge Wright, including affidavits that the complainants must sign and return to the committee. The committee must then notify the president that the complaints have been filed against him and detail the charges.

Clinton must then answer the charges and the complainants. The litigants have 10 days to respond to his response.

It is then up to Meal, to decide if there is sufficient cause to continue with the proceedings.

"I think it is highly unlikely that Neal will rule there is insufficient cause to continue," the Little Rock attorney told The SPOTLIGHT. "Such an arbitrary decision by him would release a hornets' nest."

The SPOTLIGHT February 28, 2000

Right to Privacy Compromised by Feds

Health and Human Services is in the process of establishing regulation that provide almost any organization or individual with your private medical records.

By Don Harkins

The extended public commentary period for medical privacy regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ended Feb. 17. The proposed regulations, originally published in the Federal Register Nov. 3, 1999, intend to create a centralized database for electronic medical records. If made into law, the regulations will compliment the Health Insurance and Portability Act (HIPAA) which was signed into law Aug. 21, 1996.

According to HIPAA, by law the HHS must assign each American a "unique health identifier" that can be used to "tag" and track Americans through their medical records.

It appears that the Social Security number is the "tag" that will be used by HHS. Use of the SSN for this purpose will be convenient for the federal government because credit card transactions, banking activity, employment history, criminal records, tax records, marriage and drivers licenses and other aspects of our lives are also being tracked with this nine-digit number.

The proposed regulations would dovetail into HIPAA in a way that will provide for the free access of your personal medical records among almost anybody who requests them. The proposal also removes the requirement of "individual authorization" for the transfer of such personal records as PAP smears and psychological evaluations to insurance companies, hospitals, researchers, government officials and agents of law enforcement.

If HHS regulations are adopted, there will be nothing you can do about the transfer of your files to whomever the custodian of your records sees fit. The proposed regulations plainly state, "There is no private right to action for individuals to enforce their rights.."

If adopted, the regulations will remove the right for individuals to sue anybody who transfers their records without their consent, "but the federal government may impose penalties on providers, hospitals and other organizations that breach patients' medical privacy," explained a spokesperson for the Institute for Health Freedom(IHF), a group of activist who are monitoring this proposal.

"Individuals, not the federal government, should be compensated for invasion of their medical privacy," the health activist stated.

According to the IHF, President Bill Clinton said that the proposed "privacy" regulations "represent an unprecedented step toward putting Americans back in control of their own medical records."

Literal interpretation of the HHS proposal would indicate that the president either does not understand the regulation or hi is not telling the truth. It is Orwellian to suggest that allowing almost unlimited access to personal medical records puts Americans back in control of their own records.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), a physician, wrote a letter dated Dec. 9, 1999, to the HHS criticizing the proposed regulation. Paul wrote:

I wish to convey my displeasure with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed medical privacy regulations which were published in the Federal Register Nov. 3, 1999.

Protecting medical privacy is a noble goal, however, the federal government is not constitutionally authorized to mandate a uniform standard of privacy protections for every citizen in the nation. Rather, the question of who should have access to a person's medical records should be determined by private contracts between that person and their health care provider.*

The SPOTLIGHT February 28, 2000

The FDA Wants to Become 'Cybercops'

All one has to do in questioning whether or not the FDA bases its decisions in sound science for the benefit of public health and safety is to consider Viagra and Fen Phen -- two vanity drugs that began killing people as soon as the FDA approved them for sale in the marketplace.


The food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just launched a disinformation campaign designed to deceive congress into believing that Americans must be protected from quacks on the Internet. The FDA is seeking $10 million a year to monitor the net and bust alternative health and pharmacy web sites.

The FDA would like to develop electronic communications software like the National Security Agency's Echelon that is continually scanning transmissions in search of words and phrases such as "Waco" and "Ruby Ridge" to keep tabs on threats to national security. The FDA wants to spend $1 million per year scanning for phrases such as "prevents cancer" and also be given Orwellian police power to shut alternative medicine sites down.

The FDA has been attempting to gain regulatory control of herbs and vitamins since the 1970s when it attempted to define vitamins and dietary supplements as drugs that should only be prescribed by a doctor. Fortunately Congress at that time was smart enough to unanimously reject the FDA's insistence that vitamins are so dangerous that they must be controlled by the government.

In 1990 the FDA tried again to gain control of alternative medicine by getting laws passed that would enable the agency to install wiretaps and seize products without court order. The public responded by inundating Congress with so much mail that the FDA was denied once again.

In 1994 the FDA attempted to convince congress that it would be in the public's best interest to classify amino acids and many minerals as prescription drugs. This transparent power grab backfired on the FDA. Rather than grant the would-be tyrants the powers requested, congress passed the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act of 1994. The act intended to limit the FDA's authority to regulate dietary supplements.

The FDA is currently asking Congress for more power than ever before. The FDA seeks to be given the power to subpoena witnesses without a court order and wishes for Congress to grant it the authority to fine Internet pharmacies $500,000 per instance of selling a drug that the FDA has not or will not approve. With this unconstitutional authority, the FDA will have the power to bankrupt anybody who is selling products not sanctioned by organized medicine -- regardless of their safety and efficacy.

The agency also wants to set up what it told Congress would be a "rapid response team" to identify, investigate and prosecute the owners of web sites it has targeted for elimination. The FDA wants to be left to its own devices as judge, jury and executioner of those who sell alternative medicine to the public, again, without necessarily basing its investigations on whether or not the product are safe and effective.

Aside from giving an agency known among Mexican cancer care professionals as the Federal Death Administration too much authority over the alternative medicines it has been attempting to control since the 70s, the indiscriminate prosecution of several hundred web sites per year will open up a litigation monster that will cost taxpayers additional millions of dollars to prosecute.

You can contact your congressman through the congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121. Be sure to express your outrage over the FDA's latest attempt to control our ability to seek alternative medicines and therapies after the FDA-approved medicines and therapies have failed. Public outrage has kept the FDA at bay thus far, public outrage is likely the only thing that will keep Congress from granting the FDA the power to target, investigate, prosecute and punish people who sell alternative medicines and therapies.

SPOTLIGHT February 28, 2000

Stinking Rose (Garlic) Cures Common Woes

Legend has it that garlic protected villagers from evils such as vampires and witches. Health advocates today are saying the common spice contains a constituent that can help boost your immune response.


Garlic (allium sativum) -- Just the sound of the word or the aroma on somebody's breath can send some people running in the opposite direction. Little do they know how this culinary herb can be used medicinally in a variety of ways.

Historically, garlic was first used in Central Asia where it spread throughout that area of the world. It was later introduced to the Mediterranean countries. It is believed that the Spanish brought garlic to the "{New World" where it became an immediate favorite among the Native Americans. There are references to garlic in the bible and the Egyptians used it for both cooking and embalming. Homer and Herodotus also mention garlic in their writings. Today garlic is world-renowned as a home remedy in practically every culture. The antibacterial, antimycotic, and lipid-lowering effects of garlic have been proven in scientific literature.

Research by the allopathic medical community is showing that eating garlic everyday will help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Part of our immune system is our tonsils, spleen, appendix and entire lymphatic system. There are approximately 45 pints of lymphatic fluid in the body. When the lymph nodes become congested with mucus and toxins, we are headed for trouble. Garlic helps to boost the immune system by helping the lymph system leach toxic metal poisons from the body.


In folk medicine, garlic has been utilized internally for arteriosclerosis (degenerative changes in the arteries which result in thickening of the walls, loss of elasticity and in some instances, calcium deposits), high blood pressure, colds, coughs, whooping cough, earaches (using garlic oil) and bronchitis. Garlic is also used for gastrointestinal ailments. This wonderful bulb stimulates the activity of the digestive organs and, therefore, relieves various problems associated with poor digestion. It even has a stimulating effect on the sexual glands. Now, if that doesn't get you to eating more garlic, nothing will -- just make sure your partner loves garlic too!

Garlic is high in natural iodine, which explains why the old remedy of crushing it and applying it as a poultice over the throat area as an aid for goiters works. It also contains significant amounts of natural sulfur, which explains the favorable effect that it has on the whole body system.

The body converts the garlic to an alkaline ash in the digestion process. Garlic is also helpful in regulating the action of the liver and gallbladder and is helpful in cases of intestinal infections, parasite infestations, and for problems due to putrefactive intestinal bacteria.

Garlic cloves and apple juice have been used as a natural cold and cough remedy with excellent results. Don't worry -- this old-time remedy actually tastes good.

Another old remedy is to steep chopped garlic in a little peanut or safflower oil. This can be used as a poultice for chest colds and bronchial or pulmonary infections.

There is nothing worse that to be awakened in the middle of the night with an earache or have a child that is screaming with one. Earaches can be treated with garlic oil. Most earaches are caused by a fungal infection, with five percent being caused by a bacterial infection. Thankfully, garlic oil works well for both fungal and bacterial infections.

With all of the antibiotics that mankind has taken in the last 80 years, our digestive enzymes and intestinal flora are basically gone. Without intestinal flora and digestive enzymes, people will eat and eat and become overweight and still be undernourished. They will not receive essential nutrients and will get sicker and sicker, becoming infected with a myriad of fungi, harmful bacteria and viruses. Our immune systems have been destroyed and antibiotics are getting closer and closer to not working at all.

Our natural foods should be our medicines. Let fresh, raw garlic have it's chance to prove itself as a natural healer for your body.

The SPOTLIGHT February 28, 2000

Does the Chemical-Laden Cow's Milk We Drink Really 'Do a Body Good'?

What happens to a baby cow within 60 days if it's fed homogenized milk? It dies.

By Ingri Cassel

Pasteurized, homogenized cow's milk has been promoted as the perfect food for humans, especially for out children. This multi-generational advertising campaign has been so successful that the industry has a multi-million dollar advertising budget and a legislative lobbying influence in congress so powerful that every child in a public school receives a pint of milk each day -- whether he or she can pay for it or not.

Most people have been so conditioned to believe that the healthy growth of their children's bones is dependent upon receiving calcium from processed cow's milk that they view milk commercials as more of a public service announcement that an attempt to sell a product.

Several well-researched books and countless articles on the subject show that processed cow's milk in not healthy for humans and, to the contrary, has been linked to a wide range of physiological complications. The list of problems that have been associated with the consumption of milk and dairy products includes iron deficiency anemia, allergies, diarrhea, heart disease, colic, cramps, gastrointestinal bleeding, sinusitis, skin rashes, acne, arthritis, diabetes, ear infections, osteoporosis asthma, autoimmune diseases and possibly even lung cancer, multiple sclerosis and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Milk and dairy products are acid-forming and mucus-producing substances that provide the ideal bodily environment for many children and adults to experience increased frequency of colds and flues.

The milk of mammals is species-specific and cow's milk is a species-specific food for calves. Dr. Frank Oski explains this in this book Don't Drink Your Milk!

"The milk of each species appears to have been specifically designed to protect the youg of that species," Oski writes. "Heating, sterilization, or modification of the milk in any way destroys the protection."

There is a difference between human babies and baby calves and a corresponding difference between the milk intended to nourish human babies and baby calves. It takes about 180 days for a human infant to double its birth weight, and human milk is 5 to7 percent protein. It takes only 45 days for a calf to double its birth weight and cow's milk is 15 percent protein. This protein in cow's milk is of a different composition than that of human milk and is poorly assimilated in the human body. The primary type of protein in cow's milk is casein. According to Dr. John R. Christopher, N.D., M.H., there is up to 20 times more casein in cow's milk than human milk with makes the nutrients in cow's milk difficult (if no impossible) for humans to assimilate.


Pasteurizing milk destroys enzymes and reduces the vitamin content by over 50 percent. Raw milk contains beneficial bacteria such as lactobacillus acidophilous which holds the putrefactive bacteria in check. This is why raw milk will eventually curdle and sour if allowed to sit at room temperature. Pasteurized milk, not having any beneficial bacteria or enzymes, eventually rots.

The irony of pasteurization is that it destroys the germicidal properties of milk. Experimental animals deteriorate rapidly on pasteurized milk. For instance, calves fed pasteurized milk die within 60 days, as shown by numerous experiments.

So why do we pasteurize milk?

First, it extends the shelf life of milk from five days to several weeks. Secondly, it enables the farmer to have lower standards of cleanliness. The Standards for certified dairy herds and milk handlers of raw milk are considerably higher that for herds whose milk is to be pasteurized.

Homogenizing milk has been linked to the rise in arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and heart disease. The culprit is an enzyme in milk called xanthine oxidase (XO) which partly survives pasteurization (40 percent). When the cream in milk is in its natural state, the fat globules are too large to go through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. Homogenization changes that by straining the fat through tiny pores under great pressure. XO attaches to the fat molecules (reduced in size but increased in amount a hundred times) which are now small enough to get into the bloodstream and do its damage.

Scientists have discovered that a significant amount of XO is present in areas of hardened and blocked arteries. XO is not present in human milk or in clean, raw cow's milk. XO is not absorbed by the intestines.

Your bones are a mineral bank for your body storing 99 percent calcium, 85 percent phosphorus and 60 percent magnesium. When mineral levels are low in the blood, osteoclasts break down bone to free up these minerals and deposit them in the blood. Excessive animal protein intake increases the need for calcium to neutralize the acid formed from digesting animal protein. This indicates that the drinking of processed milk destroys bone in the process of digestion -- the opposite of what the Dairy Farmer's Association of America, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration have been telling the American public for generations.

Conditioning the American public to believe that processed cow's milk is beneficial, if not critical to growing healthy bodies is not unlike conditioning the American public to believe that fluoride prevents tooth decay.

Jethro Kloss, author of the revered herbalist resource guide "Back to Eden" stated in 1939 that, "Cow's milk is unfit for human consumption" and causes the symptoms of "intestinal auto-intoxication."

In 1994 the FDA aproved the use of recombinant Bovine Somatotrophin (rBST -- better known as bovine growth hormone -- BGH), a genetically-engineered hormone manufactured by Monsanto that increases milk production in cows by 10 percent to 25 percent. The milk from cows treated with BGH contains elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor-1(IGF-1), one of the most powerful growth factors ever identified. While IGF-1 doesn't cause cancer, it definitely stimulates its growth. Recent studies have found a seven-fold increase in the risk of breast cancer in women with the highest IGF-1 levels and a four-fold increase in prostate cancer in men with the highest levels.

BGH is banned in both Canada and Europe.

BGH-treated cows are also more likely to contract mastitis, a persistent infection of the cows' udders. These cows are then treated with a myriad of antibiotics and sulfa drugs. Trace amounts of these drugs as well as pus and bacteria from the infected udders are also found in their milk. Many of these antibiotics, even in trace amounts, can cause allergic reactions -- from mild reactions such as hives to anaphylactic shock.

The role of Monsanto, one of the world's largest chemical corporations and developer of the terminator gene for seed crops, in the willful adulteration and contamination of milk must be considered. Monsanto, also one of the world's most prolific polluters, intends to control the world's food supply by making sure that farmers must come back and purchase its seed your after year because terminator gene-containing plants will not produce viable seed.

Monsanto also developed the FDA-approved bovine growth hormone that increases production at the expense of the cow and the health of the adults and children who drink the milk.

Kloss' statement, which cannot be interpreted as "vague" or confusing, was published long before Monsanto was able to further contaminate milk with bovine growth hormone. If cow's milk was "unfit for human consumption" in 1939, has Monsanto and the FDA. With the introduction and approval of BGH, made it more or less fit than it was before WWII?


Our nutritional education on school (funded in part by the dairy industry) taught us that dairy products are one of the four basic food groups we all need for proper nutrition. Largely as a result of this kindergarten-through-grade-12 conditioning, the average American consumes 375 pounds of dairy products a year. One out of every seven dollars spent on groceries in the U.S. goes to buy dairy products.

There is no question that cow's milk contains calcium. What is in question is how much of that calcium is made available to the body through the digestion process.

We are told all of our lives to drink plenty of milk in order to build strong teeth and bones. Curiously, the U.S. as a whole records the highest consumption of dairy products in the world and also boasts the highest incidence of bone fractures and osteoporosis in the world. In the January 1988 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, scientists reported that calcium excretion and bone loss increase in proportion to the amount of animal protein ingested. Animal proteins, due to their high sulfur content, alter the kidney's reabsorption of calcium, so that more calcium is excreted on a diet based upon meats, eggs and dairy products. People on high protein diets excrete between 90 to 100 mg. Of calcium a day.

The difference in health between consumers of milk and those who choose to abstain are astounding. Dr. John R. Christopher tells the story of a woman who came to his office with her three grown daughters. All three daughters were encouraged by their mother to drink lots of milk but one of the daughters had rebelled. The two daughters who dutifully drank their milk -- and lots of it -- wore false teeth whereas the third daughter who abstained still had all her teeth intact.

Numerous stories have been told by mothers of their trials and tribulations trying to raise healthy children. Many success stories involve resolving chronic ear infections and frequent trips to the doctor's office by eliminating dairy products. Over and over again these women relate how surprised they were to have healthy kids at last. Others have found that milk, being quite addictive, was more difficult to eliminate totally. These families would go on a dairy binge periodically. The following week they would pay for it with a flare up of symptoms from the build up of mucus.

Dr. J. Dan Baggert, a pediatrician in Alabama, describes his experience after recommending that all his patient's eliminate cow's milk from their diets:

In Don't Drink Your Milk, Baggert wrote:

During the years from 1963 through 1967, I referred an average of four appendectomy cases per year. During the past five and a half years, I have referred only two patients for appendectomy, the last one being three years ago. Both of these children were professed milk guzzlers...I do not have a single case of asthma. In fact, I have nearly forgotten how to prescribe for them...

Perhaps the most significant thing I have learned is that Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus germ will not, under ordinary circumstances, establish an infection in a child kept on an absolutely no-milk-protein dietary regimen. I have been aware of this for the past two and a half years and, so far, there have been no exceptions. Anytime a patient of mine is found to have streptococcal pharyngitis or pyoderma, we can establish by history that he ingested milk protein within five days prior to onset of symptoms or signs bringing him to the office...I now admit an average of 12-14 patients per year to the hospital. Their average hospital stay is three days. Between 1963 and 1967, I admitted an average of 100 plus patients to the hospital per year. Their average stay was five days.

Considering all this evidence, it would be difficult to still buy into the media hype that cow's milk is the perfect food and natural for humans to consume.

So what do you drink instead? Distilled water, herbal teas and fresh-extracted fruit and vegetable juices. And if you are a newborn infant, there are two obvious alternatives -- the right and left breast of your healthy mother.

To increase dietary calcium, consider increasing your consumption of green leafy vegetables such as collards, kale and spinach. Adding these greens to soups, stews and even chili is a more appetizing way to incorporate them into your diet. Carrots and their juice are also an excellent source of highly assimilable calcium.

The SPOTLIGHT February 28, 2000

Heavy Metal Wreak Havoc in the Body

New research confirms that accumulated toxins have been linked to poor physical and mental health.

By Dr. Constance Tracy-Tayler

Human exposure to toxic minerals and toxic metals like antimony, cadmium, lead, aluminum, mercury and titanium dioxide can lead to Alzheimer's and other degenerative diseases. Heavy or toxic minerals and metals tend to lodge in our soft tissue (such as fat, even our brains). When we are under emotional stress, have experienced a physical trauma or our bodies have heated up under physical exertion, the stored metals and minerals have a tendency to be released into the bloodstream where they can agitate tissues that have been weakened in previous injuries or past illnesses. Once tissues become "diseased," infections can begin to manifest themselves in those areas. As the body calms down, the toxic metals and minerals return to the fat where it stays until the next time it becomes released into the bloodstream.

The cycle inevitably repeats itself over and over until toxic metals and minerals are removed from the body.

Toxic accumulations of heavy metals such as mercury can result from your own mercury amalgam fillings, fabric softeners or even exposure to certain insecticides or the eating of fish "laced" with mercury. Titanium dioxide and iron oxide (rust) are metals that are found in many pharmaceutical products, including psychotherapeutic drugs such as Ritalin and Prozac. Though they have no therapeutic value, titanium dioxide is added to keep pills from sticking to the molds in he production process and iron oxide is added as a coloring agent for capsules.

Nearly all laundry soaps contain aluminum silicate to protect the moving parts of a washing machine from corrosion. The aluminum is left behind in our clothes and can be absorbed in small amounts over long periods of time through our skin.

Continued exposure to or not addressing the accumulation of metals and minerals in our bodies can eventually be a one-way ticket to prolonged physical discomfort or patterns of antisocial behavior -- or premature death.

The accumulation of metals in fat cells and their continual release into the circulatory system has been linked to numerous physical and psychological disorders that include cancer, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, migraines, seizures and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Environmental toxicologist Dr. Zane Gard has published scientific studies that link the accumulation of metals and mineral in the bodies of children to violent sociopathic behaviors such as schoolyard homicidal rampages.

If you or anybody you know is experiencing any physical distresses or emotional imbalances, it is likely that accumulations of toxic minerals and metals are contributing to the problem.

How can we make certain our bodies are free ot tissue laden with heavy metals or toxic minerals?

Hair Analysis: There are many fine laboratories that do fairly accurate hair analysis. A good physician should be aware of at least one laboratory of this nature. The test should run no more than $85 to $100. If you are coloring your hair consider using hair from another part of your body.

By the time your hair emerges from the hair follicle it indicates the status your condition of a month to three months ago, not today. So by the time the hair used for the analysis is provided, it is anywhere from one to three months old.

Heavy metal ot toxic mineral infestation is generally difficult to eliminate. Heavy or toxic minerals will more that likely still be in the soft tissue of your body longer than two or three months. Once it lodges in the soft tissue of your body, there it generally remains. There are detoxification regimens that can be employed to remove these toxins from the body, but that is the subject matter for a future articles.

Live Blood Cell Analysis: Another excellent form of testing for the accumulation of toxic metals and minerals is called "live blood cell analysis." This type of blood test is performed with a Darkfield microscope and just one or two drops of your blood.

This is a fascinating procedure. You can sit with the technician while he or she runs the test and actually see your blood on a computer monitor as it is being analyzed.

Although Darkfield technology is not FDA approved, it has allowed many people to detect serious degenerative disease, parasites, candida and heavy metal concentrations in their blood. Dr. Ernesto Contreras, one of the world's most successful wholistic cancer physicians, uses a Darkfield microscope to analyze the unique blood samples of each patient so that he and his staff can tailor a cancer treatment regiment that is specifically designed for the patient.

We are exposed to toxic metals and minerals through the air we breathe, the municipal water we drink, the processed food we eat, the soap we use to wash our clothes, the paints, solvents, pesticides, herbicides and household products we use and store in our homes and the pharmaceutical remedies we take to address a myriad of symptoms. These toxins are not readily metabolized in the body and simply accumulate. Eventually they can accumulate in quantities that can aid in the manifestation of a variety of ailments that can lead to death.

In our pursuit of physical and mental well-being, we must be ever vigilant of the metals and minerals that are accumulating in our bodies. The best advice we can give you right now is to read labels on all of the products that you purchase and begin removing as many of these products as possible from your house from your diet and from your lifestyle.

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931.

The Spotlight February 28, 2000

Genetically Engineered Foods an Uncertain Prospect for Consumers, Farmers

Advocates Seek Labeling of engineered Foods

Secretary of Agriculture Don Glickman doesn't see the need for the federal government to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. An advocacy group, however, thinks Glickman is out of touch.

By Margo Turner

The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods, a Seattle-based political advocacy organization, is urging Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman to reconsider his position that government-mandated labeling of genetically modified foods is unnecessary in the coming year.

During a Jan. 10 press conference to review the 1999 accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and preview priorities for this year, a reporter asked Glickman if he foresaw in the year ahead any changes in the U.S. approval process or in any labeling requirements in this country.

In response, Glickman said that he didn't see "what I call any mandatory or regulatory activities taking place from the government which will order anybody to do anything with respect to these issues whether it is labeling or anything else."

The USDA is in the process of forming a biotechnology advisory committee, a broad-based group of people from various sectors of agriculture and non-agriculture to help the agency deal with particular issues, such as labeling requirements, he said.

Glickman's remarks show that "he is out of touch with the will of the American people," said Craig Winters, executive director of the Campaign to Label. "Polls consistently show a vast majority of people surveyed want labeling of these controversial genetically engineered foods. It's time for the U.S. government to react accordingly."

Winters' group is asking its members and supporters to flood the USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C., with letters in support of labeling, as well as to members of Congress and other government officials.

"The USDA has a record of going against the wishes of the American people on many food issues," Winters said. "Two years ago, the agency wanted to broaden the definition of 'organic' foods to include genetically engineered foods, nuclear-irradiated foods and foods grown with sewage sludge fertilizer. It took 280,000 letters from concerned Americans to prevent that action."
There already is an effort in the House to require any food that has been genetically engineered or contains genetically modified ingredients to bear the following label:

"United States government notice: This product contains genetically engineered material or was produced with a genetically engineered material."

The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, House Resolution 3377), is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich from Ohio (Here's to Your Health, January 2000).

H.R.3377 is being considered by the Subcommittee on Health and Environment under the House Commerce Committee. It has 40 co-sponsors.

According to Winters, two-thirds of the foods on supermarket shelves are genetically engineered or contain genetically modified ingredients. The federal government has come under fire for not adequately testing genetically engineered foods for health and environmental risks, he said.