This was a letter written to explain crime and the drug industry, which is just one 'department' of 'big money. Although jumping to incorrect sociological conclusions based on his own localized brainwashing typical to this geographic area, A. Ralph Epperson compiles the best historical account of covert activities, aka the shadow government, detailing evidence as well as thoughts of persons throughout history on this condition, including Churchill, Lincoln, Kennedy, Patton and many others. The fact is that David Icke puts it best in contemporary thought (blacklisted BBC commentator who gives lectures in the U.S. now on the one world government) when he shows how all groups, drug smugglers, military chiefs, church priesthood's, secret organizations have their top-men controlled via the Bilderbergers who are in turn controlled by big money. Factional divisions in the U.S. such as the left and right wing are essentially fabricated by the media (for all effects and purposes) to achieve specific ends which include 1) divide and conquer the American People and 2) use whichever 'group' is in power to advance the agenda of the money-powers (referring to the 12-17 families who control most of the world's wealth). The entire 'chain of command' of drug operations is just one more group. By one more group, I again refer to the use of those in power to control the planet by herding everyone into groups and controlling each of the groups by putting the proverbial gun to the head of the person who is in charge. Individuals are herded into these groups so they may not exist freely, but only with the condoning of one of these groups, each of which has its chief boss man controlled by the Bilderbergers. If they get out of line, they are replaced. Thus all individual free thought is compromised and everyone must be subservient to one or another group which then is directed to achieve the desired agenda's of the Bilderbergers and thus the money-powers. That these groups may war upon and kill each other is of no concern, provided that they are advancing the CORRECT AGENDA. So it is with politicians: a group of people with criminal, legal and social prominence who are allowed to advance as far and as long as they remain consistent with the Agenda. Even new parties I have watched from their birth to their 'in effect' death have been manipulated to achieve the Agenda. The Peace and Freedom party went from a primary agenda for civil rights and opposing 'fabricated wars' that existed only for economic reasons, to pursuing anti-gun (thus anti-Constitution) legislation and legislation for radical man hating, sabotaging of women's rights (thus alienating and splintering those truly concerned by human rights altogether in the performance of focusing exclusively on specific agenda's with people in charge who were contrary to other 'human rights' agenda's). The Libertarian party was similarly compromised, going again from protecting individual rights to the dual fists of 1) private property rights to the extreme that it permits monopolistic powers to exist and thus denies the vast majority of humans any more right than the Buffalo had AND 2) industries rights to 'do whatever they want' regardless of environmental or social impact. This second agenda calls for a de-throning of government, but only to replace it with an oligarchy in effect, which is a government with NO representation. The drug business has always been the territory (under the money powers) of organized crime and intelligence (can you say that in one breath?). Organized crime is an outgrowth of international trade. In the olden days if you went to another country with your goods, you could be legally and otherwise taken advantage of. Organized crime offered 'protection' that allowed the international bankers to protect their industry, and the corollary subsidiary businesses could also take advantage of the 'protection'. Thus organized crime has been in bed with the big-money for a long time. They simply enlist the brightest they can and put on a good face on one side and the face of terror on the other. As nations and treaties became more powerful, and banking systems became more powerful, the need for organized crime became less and less. The birth of bona-fide intelligence agencies through the World Wars nipped further into the territory that once belonged to organized crime. The long standing alliance between organized crime and the money-powers has always assured they would have a role in the management of the world. The difference between organized crime and intelligence, is that intelligence has the authority of sovereign governments, and organized crime had the authority of the unidentified but all powerful money-powers. As the all powerful money-powers finalize their control over the planet, organized crime families are moved into insurance companies, government groups like the NTSB or the Justice Department, corporations, state lotteries, and other places where they can be legitimized. During WWII, when the bankers paid Roosevelt to move the U.S. into war against Germany (orchestrating Pearl Harbor deliberately), our intelligence had an opportunity to work closely with organized crime. This was legitimized after Mussolini (who first murdered opposing politicians and newspaper editors on the left, then bankers who would not cooperate, taking over the banks in Italy and faking the books, and finally the organized crime groups who he had used for his earlier crimes but now presented a threat as they might work for the bankers at any moment) began to execute and imprison organized crime leaders in Italy. The Mafia became an ally to the OSS. After the war, the money powers wished to continue garnering wealth in drug trafficking, and the CIA was supportive for national security reasons: If we didn't control drugs, someone else would; drugs are important in research; drugs tie to all the intelligence and crime networks throughout the world and whoever controls them has controls within every nation; drugs are useful to set-up enemies, placate resistance and compromise powerful opposition without making martyrs of them; drug trafficking enabled intelligence to counter threats to the money powers agendas); and drug trafficking does not hurt the 'law abiding citizen' because only CRIMINALS BUY DRUGS. Of course, owing favors to organized crime figures, gave them Cuba to use for their prostitution and drug dealing and gambling with no fear of federal intervention. . When Castro learned that Cubans were not entitled to the same rights as Americans, he protested and he drove the mob out of Cuba and thus began the real reason for our long standing animosity with Cuba. In 1972 former operations to take over control of the drug trade were consolidated into the Drug Enforcement Agency. With the hippies, a new group formed that could not be compromised with heroin because of the outrage it would cause in the U.S. The money-powers had killed Kennedy, but the United States was still too powerful to openly confront. Snuffing the black civil rights movement with heroin, was OK, but this tactic could not be used on White middle class American kids who believed in justice, truth, and human rights they were taught in school. So, to silence Americans with an agenda that defied the shadow government, without the scare heroin would have caused, cocaine production in South America ramped up. The American Counterculture (people who had their own values and didn't suck-up like naive gullible fools to whatever the money powers and their puppets, the media, the politicians, the churches and the underworld put forth) was then targeted on many fronts, only one of which was cocaine. Now the drug cartels were global in scope. As the money powers became more apparent, intelligence in the U.S. became increasingly aware that agenda's being perpetrated in America without explanation or with shallow and unbelievable explanations defied our upbringing that we were a Republic with values based on truth and human rights. Thus a schism formed between faction groups. Through the late '80's and early '90's true leaders in America were assassinated and set-up while the media control was fully extended. Now the propaganda machine was fully responsible for maintaining the lies, because anyone who is not corrupt, afraid or selling out can see through the baloney. Whistle blowers were quelled through the late '80's and early '90's with murders succesfully disguised as cancers, heart attacks, car accidents and suicides. No murders committed in these ways are ever investigated by police. People like the recent shooter in Washington DC (July 1998) are ignored and ridiculed when they claim they are being covertly targeted and not until the shadow government powers use them to commit a crime by some mind control technique are they given any attention, at which time it is all whitewashed as some looney gone off the deep end. We used to accuse Russia of calling their political dissidents crazy, but that is how we silence our own today! Some ask me how I know all this. I cannot easily explain how criminal and special forces have harassed and caused me injury continuously for over 26 years, and the police sure don't want to listen to me; I guess I just don't own a downtown business or possess enough wealth. And it is easier for the police to support covert criminals by denying the victim, since they don't have to do any work in that case, and those who wish can feed their own ego's bullying and intimidating and insulting true victims of crime. My life and my future is endangered for these points of view. I have already suffered so much injustice that I have little left to lose. My sources are personal acquaintances, Mae Brussel, Dave Emory, Danny Casolaro, Cover-up (by John Goffman), The Unseen Hand (by A. Ralph Epperson), None Dare Call It Conspiracy (cannot recollect author), Limits to Growth (the Club of Rome) and observances, recollections and analyses of thousands of hours of news broadcasts, speakers and films. I furthermore solemnly swear that all I have written is true to the best of my knowledge and that I have no agenda other than believing in the U.S. Constitution, educating the public to protect our Republic, truth, justice and human rights.