Monday, July 10, 2017

Book Review: Judge For Yourself

Judge For Yourself, A Treasury Of Writing By John Judge

by John Patrick Judge (Author), Joseph E Green (Editor), David T Ratcliffe (Introduction), Kenn Thomas (Foreword)

The title is a bit of a misnomer.  The actual writings by the late and venerable researcher John Judge are only part of a work that includes interviews with Judge and speeches by him.  Oddly, the written works are not well sourced and the reader will wonder where they were originally published.  The collection of interviews and several speeches are properly sourced.

Actually the title could be, “Anything You Have Heard About Everything Is Wrong.“  Though heavily involved in researching the JFK assassination, Judge flips the lid on many famous events in the latter part of the 20th century.  John Hinkley’s assassination attempt on President Regan involved another assassin;  The Jonestown cult members didn’t drink the cool-aid, they were killed by Special Forces and all sorts of amazing realizations of unknown, or not properly documented, history.  

John Judge in this collection, has a tendency to make declarative statements with little or no citations.  It is unknown what sources he had access to, as he rarely tells us.  However, this does make for some intriguing issues for the reader to determine for themselves whether they are true or not.  Basically, we are left to take Judge’s word for it.

There are some great stories in this book.  One involves another great researcher, Mae Brussell (LINK).  Judge partnered with her and he tells the story of how concerned the Deep State became when they built a house right across the street from Mae.  Judge recalls the Brussell went to meet and greet the new neighbors and looking thru a window and saw no one and no furniture in the living room, just a huge tape deck.  Never met a soul.  Years later and two weeks before she died of cancer, lots of construction noise came from the house.  Judge said he found out later that they were dismantling the surveillance equipment.  The day Mae Brussell died the house burned to the ground.  The Fire Chief would not release the names of the owners or occupants of the house.  A good example of Deep State control of information flow and the media.

Nazis, Nazis everywhere!  John Judge’s fixation on former Nazis, current Nazis and their assorted connections borders on obsession.  While it is true that lots of Nazis were brought over under Operation Paperclip after the war to build the space program and ramp up intelligence operations, Judge finds connections, if not guilt by association, with numerous luminaries that most would never suspect.  While it is noble of him to expose this willing infiltration of Nazis by the government, the irony here is that Judge never has a problem with the other side—communism.  In the world of John Judge, they are not involved with conspiracies, have no supporting role with anybody and have no plans for world wide dominance.  For Judge, only Nazis have the power to do so (even though this is highly over rated in that regard since they are not operating from a State apparatus) and it is a failure to ignore how dangerous communism was for world peace.   As author and talk host Mark Levin said, all communist states are police states.  For John Judge only Nazis maintain police states.  At least his heart was in the right place.

That not withstanding, Judge tells the amazing story of his mother (name never mentioned), who was the highest paid female civilian employee at the Pentagon as a manpower analyst.  Her job was to project future troop enlistments, discharges, non-combat injuries and so forth.  She couldn’t believe the data she had to work with and she brought this to the attention of her boss and was told that the war was to last for 10 years at a cost of 57,000 causalities.  An amazingly accurate forecast!  This all began in last week of November.  The Deep State had ramped up for the war in Vietnam and John Kennedy had only been dead for a few days.  It is unclear how this precise forecast had been formulated.  One can assume this still goes on for the other wars that have happened since 1963.  

Overall, a great read on the thoughts of John Judge.  I would have liked to see more writings from the 1990’s and first decade of this century as this tome heavily covers issues of the 1960-1980 time periods and leaves out many scandals and political events of the 1990’s and through the first decade of the 2000’s.

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Say Something Real Press LLC (April 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998889806
ISBN-13: 978-0998889801
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Price: $16.95

Available from all major online book retailers.