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Having already come on our show to introduce herself and her critically acclaimed book, "Wrapped in the Flag: What I Learned Growing Up in America's Radical Right, How I Escaped, and Why My Story Matters Today," award-winning author & speaker Claire Conner returns to speak more to how her book is relevant to everything that it happening in American politics and in the world today:
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Our modern American society is so fractured with violent rhetoric & periodic violent actions against each other. Many of the older generations remember a time when compromise was not such a dirty word of virtual political surrender to the other side. Times were more civil decades ago...or were they?
Our guest for Sunday, June 29 is Claire Connner Mork, who wrote the sensational and critically acclaimed book, "Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right."
The truth is history really does repeat itself. Claire grew up in a household run by two Chicago area organizers of the radically conservative group The John Birch Society.
They filtered her world view with their own and checked her textbooks to make sure no liberal bias entered her young & powerfully developing mind. So, in the atmosphere of Cold War Joe McCarthy Communist witch hunts, young Claire Conner found herself at a "safe conservative" school in Dallas, Texas in November of 1963.
The roots of what is happening today can be traced to the history that Ms. Conner Mork experienced firsthand. I'm intrigued, aren't you?
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Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Claire Conner to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios.
Claire was twelve years old when her parents dove into the world of paranoid politics, a world dominated by the John Birch Society, an anti-Communist, anti-federal government movement.
Her parents were the first two Birch members in the city of Chicago. Her father, Stillwell J. Conner, became a National Council member and remained in top leadership for thirty-two years. Her mother was a partner in all things Birch.
At first, eager to gain the approval of her parents, Claire embraced everything they embraced. As she matured, however, she began to disagree. At first, it was just a whisper here and a tiny “no” there, but every little rebellion made her stronger.
The final break from her parents caused tremendous upheaval, leaving a rift that never healed.
“Extremism broke my family,” Claire says. “I don’t want it to break my country.”
In her new book Wrapped in the Flag, Claire introduces us to the extreme ideas of a powerful political fringe group dispensing radical solutions to America’s problems. Moving seamlessly between memoir and history, humor and pain, past and present, Wrapped in the Flag serves up keen insight into the impact of extremism on one woman, her family and, if unchecked, on our country.
Claire Conner holds a degree in English with honors from the University of Dallas and a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. She lives in Dunedin, Florida. She speaks widely on the John Birch Society and the impact of the radical Right.
I am reading her book this week in preparation for the show.
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Keith and Naomi are joined by Claire Conner, the author of Wrapped in the Flag. Claire grew up in the fold of the John Birch Society and as such can give valuable insight into the actions of the extremist right wing in the United States. Tonight there will be an hour of discussion about today's Libertarians, the recent Supreme Court ruling on limits on election spending and updated information on the recent paperback release of "Wrapped In The Flag." Claire Conner on Facebook and Twitter.
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Interviewed by Max Keiser on RT, retired CIA and USMC officer Robert David Steele had this to say on terrorism in the United States:
"In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI."
Source article: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/03/steele-every-single-terrorist-attack-u-s-false-flag-egged-intelligence-services.html
False flag terror, in other words, terror that a government inflicts against itself to justify wars, repressive new laws or other things that the populace has been around for thousands of years. It has been behind many of the major wars, including World War 2.
In this episode we are going to talk with Ole Dammegård. Ole is an expert on false flag terror and he has some startling predictions for the future. He can be reached at http://www.lightonconspiracies.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ole.dammegard .
We will be discussing the rise in false flag operations, and how they are tied into the rising tide of anti-Islamic bigotry that is raging like wildfire in both the corporate media as well in several Western countries, where laws are being introduced to severely clamp down on what is deemed "Islamization." The killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina as well as past acts of anti-Islamic attacks, such as the Norway incident involving Anders Bearing Breivik are symtomatic of a growing culture of "Islamaphobia," that is both dangerous and unhealthy. We will be joined by a panel discussion about this dangerous element, including Kevin Barrett, who has been actively involved in putting out information to contradict the anti-Islamic lies of the establishment press and media as well yours truly, Syed Saboor, and other individuals.
In parallel efforts that in the Navy which led to Top Gun, the US Air Force looked hard at the lessons of air to air combat in the Vietnam War and brought forward "Red Flag,"
Moving beyond the technical focus, they looked to training and fundamentals to bring back a primacy of combat skills.
Our guest for the full hour to discuss this and his new book, The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam, will be Dr. Brian D. Laslie, Deputy Command Historian, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).
A historian of air power studies, Dr. Laslie received his Bachelor’s degree in history from The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina, his Master’s from Auburn University Montgomery in 2006 and his Doctorate from Kansas State University in 2013.
Dr. Laslie was Honorably Discharged from the United States Air Force in 2007 as a Captain after serving as a logistics officer, doctrine instructor, and Action Officer to the Commander of Air University.
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