These poems depict a journey through a dark landscape, where the political and personal are fused into a geography of disinformation, sex, betrayal and deadly technology. Phelan has produced verbal "snapshots" of a subterranean war-- with fronts in Los Angeles as well as Fallujah-- where the only defense is one's integrity and the stakes may be life itself.
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Janet Phelan - Reporter at Large
Barry Chamish Radio 5/20/2014
This show probes the revelations in my recently published book, EXILE, as they pertain not only to domestic policy but to the US's actions in the Middle East. The show aired on First Amendment Radio.
Syria: Another Crusade
It is said that every act of magnitude taking place in a political realm is generally overdetermined. That would include an act of war. While the wars aging now in the Middle East are largely considered to be either 1) wars against terrorism or alternatively 2) wars for resources, i.e. oil, there may be other tributaries which are less obvious.
The Middle East has become a powder keg, certainly since the events of September 11. I’ll amend that—the Middle East is actually exploding since 911. The wars against “radical Islam” may in fact be termed as a Crusade, a Holy Crusade to wipe off the earth alternative religion(s). Viewed in the context of a Holy War, one might wish to carefully examine certain aspects of the meme, the religious mentality, of the Crusaders. That would be their Christianity.
Christianity can be seen, in a certain context, as a cargo cult. “Cargo cult” is defined here not so much in terms of the general anthropological definition –the reaction of tribal societies to the impact of contact with a highly technological culture (although currently Christianity certainly exhibits some of these grossly materialistic aspects in some of its forms). Rather, we are focusing on the aspect of cargo cults suggested by J G Ballard in his science fiction story, entitled “A Question of Re-entry.” While invoking the more traditional definition of “cargo cult,” Ballard also implies a more generalized religious aspect to the anticipation of big spaceships hauling goodies, when he describes an Amazonian tribe in the following manner: “Some time in the future they expect a giant galleon or magic bird to arrive carrying an everlasting cornucopia of worldly goods, so they just sit about waiting for the great day.” His images cannot help but invoke the religious idea of awaiting the coming of a celestial Savior, with all that this implies. While it is likely that this aspect of Christianity was introduced at a late date, when determinations were made to make Christianity a state religion, it nevertheless currently pervades many branches of Christianity.
EXILE is now out!!!
In the year 2000, an out of work reporter is approached by a man who is not whom he appears to be. Lured into a romantic affair with him, the reporter is soon to lose everything—her family, her home, her country and nearly her life.
EXILE is the true story of Janet Phelan, who fled the US after the attempts to permanently silence her went awry. The lengths to which the intelligence community will go to cover their tracks is revealed in this memoir. The ultimate question—what is the meaning behind this grave assault on an American citizen—unfolds as the story is told.
EXILE is available at TheBookPatch.com.
What is "EXILE?"
This discussion with Howard Nema on TruthBroadcastNetwork.com touches on some of the main points of "EXILE," a book which advances the understanding of what the American Empire is really attempting, on a global as well as domestic scale.
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