Octopus PROMIS – The Conspiracy Against INSLAW and the Murders to Cover It Up

Understanding the full extent of corruption in the United States government is something even legal scholars struggle with. But int the 1980s and early 1990s, Herculean efforts were made in the days before the internet to follow leads and conduct investigative journalism on nefarious activity by agencies such as the CIA by reporters including Gary Webb and Danny Casalaro. Like Webb, however, Casalaro met an untimely end and was found dead in his hotel room under suspicious circumstances. The work he did on ‘The Octopus’, what we would call the ‘Deep State’ today, highlights a web of high level people involving illegal espionage, money laundering, drugs and gun running that persist in operating together in America today.


Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 143 – Octopus PROMIS – The Conspiracy Against INSLAW and the Murders to Cover It Up

— References —

– The Mother of All Demos, presented by Douglas Engelbart (1968) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY
– Dark Victory: Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob, Muldea (1986)
– The Last Mogul, Avrich (2005)
– The Last Circle: Danny Casolaro’s Investigation into the Octopus and the PROMIS Software Scandal, Seymour (2010)
– Dark Alliance – The CIA, Contras, and the Crack-Cocaine Epidemic, Myth of the 20th Century (2016) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/dark-alliance-the-cia-contras-and-the-crack-cocaine-epidemic/
– A Very Thin Line – Iran-Contra, Myth of the 20th Century (2016) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/a-very-thin-line/
– Millionaires, billionaires, and the big names in tech and media swarm to Sun Valley, Idaho, for Allen & Co.’s mogul fest, D’Onfro (2016) – https://www.businessinsider.com/sun-valley-photos-2016-7
– Octopus PROMIS: The Conspiracy Against INSLAW Software, And The Murders To Cover Up A Scandal Bigger Than Watergate, Kesel (2019) – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/octopus-promis-the-conspiracy-against-inslaw-software-and-the-murders-to-cover-up-a-scandal-bigger-than-watergate.html
– TrineDay – http://trineday.com

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Earl Shetland says:

    I am currently working on that cybernetics series for The American Sun – it turns out, the “Mother of all Demos” was filmed by Stewart Brand who is quite an interesting individual in his own right. Look up the “Whole Earth Catalog”, and of course, his interview in the film “Das Netz”. He’s also one of the people behind the “Long Now” Foundation. I’d have to do a lot more research before I could write about him, however.


  2. Mary Goodgal says:

    Very good discussion. I was around in the CRM industry back then and noted a few missing names from the Little Rock connections (in addition to Stephens which was a financial firm no one knew what it did other than run sponsorships on NPR and Tyson’s selling chicken). What about Acxiom? Database, had stuff on everyone, tied into just about every bank and headquartered in Little Rock. What about Enron which was always a company mentioned in the same breath as “the new economy”?


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