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This site will serve as a permanent online archive of Dave McGowan’s research, essays, and newsletters. It is owned and maintained by his eldest daughter, Alissa. Learn more in A Very Personal Message from Alissa.
Updates & Announcements
—Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon is now available in audiobook format! Buy it on Amazon.
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News, Commentary, Analysis, and Wild Speculation
In which your intrepid host attempts to pierce the myriad levels of lies being sold by the media by fearlessly wading into the muck in search of a few nuggets of truth, or at least a good story to tell.
The Center for an Informed America Newsletter
“And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing … a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.”
Aldous Huxley, 1959
“Through clever and constant application of propaganda people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1923
“If ignorance is truly bliss, then why do so many Americans need Prozac?”
Dave McGowan, 2000