Operation Barbarossa – The Invasion of the Soviet Union

In the summer of 1941, Nazi Germany launched the largest military operation in history, invading the Soviet Union across a 2,900 kilometer front, committing nearly 4 million men, thousands of tanks and aircraft, and advanced to the outskirts of Moscow by December, leaving nearly 5 million Soviet casualties in their wake. As the Russian winter…

Fight Club – Yardstick of Civilization

Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. — Brought to you by — Very special guest James LaFond – http://jameslafond.blogspot.com/ James LaFond on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tabooyou James LaFond on Twitter – @TabooYou673 Lynn Lockhart & The Crackpot Podcast – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfybQ3WBKBnCksVkoSmPYg Books by James LaFond – https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=James+LaFond&search-alias=books&field-author=James+LaFond&sort=relevancerank — References — – Lonely are the Brave,…

The Battle of Athens – Small Town with a Rebel Yell

Fraud, corruption, cronyism – symbols of injustice no matter where you are in the world. While perhaps not home to the worst examples of abuse of power, America has certainly had its share. Yet despite a reputation for freedom from government overreach enshrined in its constitution, when the government actually does overstep its authority, people…

Blood Brotherhoods – Organized Crime in Italy

Organized crime in Italy is a complex subject, with origins stretching back for centuries. For at least a millennia, southern Italy, in particular Sicily, was forcibly occupied and ruled by foreign warlords, kingdoms, and empires. As the local people adapted to their volatile political climate, their ways and customs began to incorporate various strategies designed…

Ryan Dawson – War by Deception and the Origins of Israel

Working as an investigative journalist and activist for close to 20 years, Ryan Dawson has been interviewed on a multitude of major media outlets such as Russia Today and MSNBC. Ryan’s work includes documentaries such as ‘The Empire Unmasked’ and books ‘Welcome to the USSA’ and ’The Separation of Business and State’. Today Ryan joins…

Coup d’Clown – The Plot to Seize the White House

The office of the President of the United States is often described as the most powerful in the world. What many fail to realize, however, is that while the office occupies a position able to influence a multitude of powerful institutions, they are only loosely influenced, let alone controlled, by the President. As such, in…

The Syndicate – Criminal Empire – Part 2

After living through the hard times of the Great Depression and WWII, America in the 1950s was poised for the era of mass consumption, enjoying unprecedented access to inexpensive air travel and leisure opportunities. Chief among these new destinations was Las Vegas, with visits rising from in the tens of thousands per year in the…

The Syndicate – American Underworld – Part 1

The American Dream for most during the Great Depression became more of an exercise in holding on than striving for greatness. But to those recent arrivals in ethnically segregated neighborhoods such as New York and Chicago who sought to get a piece of the action, they found power flowed to those most willing to use…

Malcolm X – Separation or Death

Malcolm X was once asked by a white journalist what he thought of the efforts of Martin Luther King to help blacks get the right to sit anywhere on the bus. He responded, “Having an opportunity to ride on the front, back, or middle of someone else’s bus doesn’t dignify you. When you have your…

LA Riots – Racial Powderkeg

Los Angeles has had a history of race riots since the 1940s. James LaFond joins to discuss the implications for America’s second largest city and the country as a whole in this week’s episode.. — References — – Slaughter of Cities, Jones (2009) – Clash of Colors: LA Riots of 1992, Kim (2012) – Man…

Spanish Civil War – Collapse of the Left

By 1937 and the bombing of Guernica, Spanish Republican forces were seeing the beginning of the end of their struggle against Franco’s fascists. As the nationalists cut off Catalonia and effectively isolated Madrid from the French and Portuguese borders in 1938, infighting amongst the anarchist, communist and Republican coalition compounded their situation. By April, 1939,…