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Book Review of: For Nobody's Eyes Only
Missing Government Files and Hidden Archives That Document the
For Nobody's Eyes Only, by Author (Hardcover, 2013)|
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Yet another fascinating, thought-provoking, informative, and enjoyable book by Nick Redfern. I keep wondering how he comes up with new material that is just as rich as what he's published previously. His consistent production of new material bucks an unfortunate trend that began some years ago.
Many authors get into a groove in which they simply rewrite, update, or spin what they've done previously. Several major fiction writers are guilty of this, and have pulled in millions of dollars doing it. In nonfiction, the practice is not as lucrative but is still being used. Some overlap is actually helpful, but nonfiction writers should all follow Redfern's lead and write a new book rather than try to peddle a retread as new.
This is a great book to read for its entertainment value, if nothing else. But there is something else. The liberty movement has been gaining momentum due to a perfect storm of factors. One of those factors is an increasing awareness of criminal activity and cover-ups in what poses as a federal "government" in the USA. Maybe the cracks in the facade began appearing to the public with the Watergate fiasco, but in any case they have recently become much more visible.
And that's important. The banksters and gangsters who run the system have completely hijacked it to such an extent that today 20% of children in the USA live below the poverty line (among industrialized nations, only Romania is worse in this regard). Redfern isn't writing on behalf of the liberty movement on on behalf of those seeking to restore lawful government. I'm just saying that the increased awareness of hijinks in high places is one of the factors fueling these and similar movements.
I also want to point out that while Redfern's revelations could be dismissed as interesting tidbits of little relevance to our everyday living, the reality is quite the opposite. He gives us a glimpse inside the collection of organized crime syndicates whose activities result in that child poverty statistic I quoted earlier.
Not that this single book is going to be the catalyst that finally brings about badly needed change, but it is an important piece of that puzzle. It will, if nothing else, provoke people to ask questions that the "government" doesn't like to answer. For example, he points out that a significant number of documents about the JFK assassination exist but aren't open to public examination. Why? What is so dangerous to the ruling class that they hide this information? Redfern doesn't go into the possibilities in this book (doing so would require a separate, much larger book). But he does expose the fact that an extreme cover-up exists.
The "hidden" JFK files are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In this book, Redfern discusses many other examples of "missing" or "hidden" information on debacles and events ranging from the Watergate break-in to the death of Princess Diana to government experiments on human beings (without their knowledge or consent).
Or how about the "suicide" in the woods, in which somehow there were no fingerprints on anything the victim had with him? Generally speaking, people who commit suicide don't wipe their prints off their eyeglasses or other items after dying. Maybe some people aren't bothered by anomalies such as this, but all of us should at least be curious.
Many "conspiracy theorists" will feed on the evidence and arguments Redfern presents, to fuel their "violate logic and rules of evidence" fantasies. But that says more about them than it does about this book (it actually says nothing useful about this book). I bring this point up because it's a common propaganda tactic to label informed inquiry into obvious contradictions as "conspiracy theory."
While there are many nutjobs you can't take seriously, there are also serious, intelligent, well-informed people who do not accept the official explanations and mainstream views. Having read several of Redfern's books, I have a problem tying him to the "conspiracy theorist" idea. I think it's better to tie him to the "asking informed, intelligent questions based on the data" idea.
In this book, Redfern maintains his tradition of writing in an engaging, often witty style. But he never trades entertaining for truth. As usual, the bibliography is extensive and impressive, with many sources that are simply unimpeachable. For anyone who wishes to advance his or her understanding of pivotal events in recent US history, this book (like several others by Redfern) is essential reading.
The text consists of 18 chapters spanning 181 pages. There's also a short introduction, an index, and a table of contents.