Killing icons

A couple of years ago, Daily Pickings asked "Who killed Jimi", referring to how icons of popular culture who threaten power are "removed". Two examples have recently popped up on the radar.

CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: ‘I Killed Bob Marley’ by Baxter Dmitry
A 79-year-old retired officer of the CIA, Bill Oxley, has made a series of stunning confessions since he was admitted to the Mercy Hospital in Maine on Monday and told he has weeks to live. He claims he committed 17 assassinations for the American government between 1974 and 1985, including the music icon Bob Marley.

Of course, any such claims may be misinformation to divide and distract but circumstantially it is consistent with our analysis.

The Deep State Killed John Lennon from Newsbud
On December 8, 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was gunned down outside his home in New York. Mark David Chapman, arrested at the scene, was portrayed as a lone gunman. He said The Catcher in the Rye, a novel about youthful alienation by J. D. Salinger, was his statement. Or, at least, that's the official story. Chapman was in Beirut, Lebanon, when the CIA ran an assassination program there. It’s well-known the agency worked to create brainwashed assassins with its MKUltra program. Researchers believe Catcher in the Rye may have been the trigger used to set Chapman in motion.

This is a "pay for" video which highlights the difficulty in being able to create such materials without adequate resources. It is a quandary which all of us seeking to expose lies and deception face. We use the corrosive and abusive system to reveal its nature. There are no easy answers. Critical Thinking has chosen not to try to monetise its content because it corrupts; monetary incentives and penalties distort the search for truth. Appropriation and rationing of knowledge is the means by which all commons, including knowledge itself, have been stolen. That said, it is infinitely preferable to share information, irrespective of these impediments, than to not do so. Even mainstream sources, embedded in the web of power that is the political economy, can reveal elements of truth, albeit conflated with lies and misdirection.

By absorbing, analysing and sharing relevant information from diverse, independent perspectives, we can co-create a shared understanding of reality.

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