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John Rachel has a B.A. in Philosophy, and has written eight novels and three political non-fiction books. His political articles have appeared at OpEdNews, Russia Insider, The Greanville Post, and other alternative media outlets.
Since leaving the U.S. in 2006, he has lived in and explored 33 countries. He is now somewhat rooted in a traditional, rural Japanese community about an hour from Osaka, where he lives with his wife of five years. Daily he rides his bicycle through the soybean fields and rice paddies which sprawl across the surrounding landscape. As of the date of the release of his most recent book, "The Peace Dividend: The Most Controversial Proposal in the History of the World", he has a small but promising organic vegetable garden which begs his attention.
You can follow his writing and the evolution of his world view at: http://jdrachel.com
"Scribo ergo sum."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 23, 2021 Mark Skidmore Interview: What Are The Prospects For Peace?
Mark Skidmore is a professor at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Betty and David Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy, at Michigan State University. In 2017 Professor Skidmore and his team of graduate students discovered $21 trillion unaccounted for in the U.S. federal budget starting in 1998, continuing until the end of fiscal year 2015. He provides some astonishing insights. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (4 Articles, 4161 views)
(63 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 22, 2021 The Never Ending Cycle of Nuclear Insanity
Amidst all of the sensible and sane cries to eliminate nuclear weapons, we are caught in a self-sustaining, self-reinforcing feedback loop. Call it the Death Spiral of Human Annihilation. It's up to us to end this madness! Both the U.S. as a nation and the U.S. as citizens. There's no passing the buck here, not when the survival of life on Earth is at stake.
(87 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 16, 2021 Paul Craig Roberts Interview: What Are The Prospects For Peace?
Paul Craig Roberts is a widely-renowned political analyst and a familiar contributor here at OEN. He was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Ronald Reagan, associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. We are extremely honored that he took the time to talk to us and share his views. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (4 Articles, 4161 views)
(12 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Wow! Britney Spears!
WE MUST TURN TO SOMEONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY SAVE US! Someone who knows the real price of freedom. Someone with some skin in the game! After years and years of struggle and legal battles, this courageous lady has finally escaped the court-ordered lockdown which imposed on her the random tyranny of a bunch of old white men, destroying her career. We should all be very grateful that her nightmare is over. Britney Spears is free!
(67 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 9, 2021 Larry Wilkerson Interview: What Are The Prospects For Peace?
Larry Wilkerson is a renowned defense analyst and a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government & Public policy at the College of William and Mary. He is a retired United States Army colonel and was the former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. We are extremely honored that he took the time to talk to us and share his views. His responses are exactly as he provided. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (4 Articles, 4161 views)
(69 comments) SHARE Monday, September 6, 2021 Trust Our Brilliant Leaders? Are You Joking?
There's only one important lesson to learn from Afghanistan. That is that Afghanistan is not an anomaly. It's 100% representative of the incompetence, the malice, the complete idiocy of those in power. The reality is, our record going back seven decades is abysmal! Just countries and battlefields strewn with dead bodies, refugees, depleted uranium, land mines, and rubble. We can't trust these people to get anything right.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, August 30, 2021 Bertrand Russell and Ban the Bomb
Six decades ago saw the largest demonstrations in history to "ban the bomb", that is, eliminate all nuclear weapons, banish them from the Earth. Now there are eight nuclear-armed nations and almost 14,000 nuclear bombs. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has the doomsday clock at 100 seconds before midnight, the closest it's ever been. Amazingly, we know what to do and no one even talks about doing it. Time to say it, folks!
(19 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 12, 2021 War Is Making Us Poor!
Lying by omission is a favorite trick of the warmongers. In the latest weepy cries for more military expansion and ever more bloated DOD budgets, we are given a textbook example of the kind of lying that's become standard procedure for our war-crazed leaders.
(42 comments) SHARE Friday, May 14, 2021 Thoughts on Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter
Black lives matter? Are you sure? I have questions. Legitimate questions about what's really going on. But to ask them is to invite attack by a mob, character assassination, being slimed and slandered by a rabid self-righteous moral militia. That itself raises questions, eh?
(29 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Looking For Change in All the Wrong Places
According to a recent report, 62% of our fine citizens judge that the $715 billion official 2022 defense budget, proposed by President Biden, is right on target. In fact, 17% of those polled think we need to spend more. I will credit the Deep State and MIC with a true victory here. The massive psyops brainwashing of the American public has been a resounding success!
(19 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 6, 2021 BOOK REVIEW: Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture by Dan Kovalik
Dan Kovalik's latest is a much-needed, laudable enterprise, courageously sounding the alarm about a tyranny being perpetrated in the name of moral and social renewal. Similar to genocide, it is cultural cleansing, a systematic destruction of what its proponents singularly deem uncomfortable, unsavory, threatening to them and their adherents. Woke is turning the culture and politics of our nation into a snuff film.
(37 comments) SHARE Monday, April 26, 2021 Killer Bees!
So what's going on with the "pandemic"? The simple truth is that a completely manageable health crisis has been willfully mishandled, the chaos and calculated social and economic disruption has been created and exploited for two obvious sinister intents: 1) bleeding more money out of our economy and its citizens; 2) more control, tyranny, and oppression, in order to silence any opposition or resistance to future plunder.
(35 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Useful Idiots Are Still Useful
Political activists are always asking: how can we get people involved, how can we get them engaged, how can we get them to vote, be a part of the solution instead of a part of the problem? That means everyone! Even the sheeple deserve to have a voice, right? Power to the sheeple, RIGHT ON!
(40 comments) SHARE Monday, April 12, 2021 The Numbers Don't Lie!
As if the coronavirus pandemic were not bad enough, the latest report will truly frighten every single human being on the planet, signaling the need for drastic action. Fortunately, leadership at the highest levels are on top of this new crisis.
(60 comments) SHARE Friday, April 9, 2021 BREAKING NEWS! Horrifying New Strain of Coronavirus Discovered
Scientists have just announced the discovery of the worst, scariest new strain of coronavirus. It's called Covid-1984, a new invisible variant that can't be detected by any known test. We may have been doomed before but now even our doom is doomed.
(27 comments) SHARE Friday, March 19, 2021 War is the answer! But what was the question?
Without a genuine national conversation which at bare minimum focuses on reducing our military footprint and ending our wanton aggression, redefining the role of the military, promoting real peace, seeking genuine partnerships on a whole host of issues that require international cooperation, real dialogue based on mutual respect and shared values, our current trajectory will continue unabated.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 6, 2021 Book Review of David Vine's "Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World"
The U.S. has 800+ military bases allegedly to guarantee its security and protect its vital national interests. David Vine has created a powerful must-read indictment of this charade, this might-makes-right muscle flexing, the irresponsible and criminal bullying it embraces, the homicidal misadventures made possible by the rapidly accelerating, malignant and ultimately self-sabotaging amplification of U.S. military power.