04.19.18. The Oklahoma City Bombing

This week on Middle Theory we remember the events surrounding the tragic Oklahoma City Bombing of 1995, on the date of its twenty-third anniversary. 

Kicking things off, Micah begins with an anecdote about one of the most unusual and little-known secret societies of the enlightenment era, the Oculists. From there, we turn our attention to stories about media deception in film and television, as well as Chris and Micah’s personal experience with the kinds of tomfoolery that goes on behind the scenes with television networks. We also take a brief look at some of the trending items in the news as of late, which include the scandal involving Michael Cohen, who had not only been President Donald Trump’s lawyer, but also had a third “mystery” client who turned out to be conservative talk host Sean Hannity.

However, on this date which in history, the tragic events surrounding the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma are remembered. According to FBI.gov, “The bombing was quickly solved, but the investigation turned out to be one of the most exhaustive in FBI history. No stone was left unturned to make sure every clue was found and all the culprits identified. By the time it was over, the Bureau had conducted more than 28,000 interviews, followed some 43,000 investigative leads, amassed three-and-a-half tons of evidence, and reviewed nearly a billion pieces of information. In the end, the government that [Timothy] McVeigh hated and hoped to topple swiftly captured him and convincingly convicted both him and his co-conspirators.”

We look at the details surrounding the incident, which remains one of the most significant terrorist acts in American History, as well as the myths, conspiracies, and loose ends that are still associated with it.

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8 Replies to “04.19.18. The Oklahoma City Bombing”

  1. Once upon a time nature used to raise people, now people raise people…any questions ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    this is your brain this is your brain with human help…splat splat pft fizzle… So I never understood in all those commercials is the part where they say “any questions” supposed to be rhetorical? Or some sick joke…

  2. Now they will know why they fear the dark…

    “Uh sir no they won’t they are too stupid to know..”

    What? I wanted them just smart enough to suffer.”

    I have been cracking and……… crickets….No Alester Crowley said it means this and this book told me it means that, good luck…

    god damn book thumpers ain’t got one thought of their own…

    That’s why symbolism is for artists…you understand it too use it…then morons buy it love it entertain the truth as mere fan fiction and go back to their indoctrinated meh-terialism…it isn’t to transform society it’s a guarantee for certain pursuers of truth to be able to do so and make some what a living…the key is to make truth seem like abstract art so that the death cull of the democracy doesn’t see you as a threat to their chosen path of ludicroustupidity…

  3. Yeah that is so jacked up Mcnony if you were proof positive they were doing it that would mean you are a material witness choosing to keep silent…So if you knew for sure then you would be a scum bag…but since America is too dumb to understand basic English ok, your terrible for being literate and using the word believe correctly what scum…

  4. Why do you think the Beats were so appalled by what Burroughs started doing with cut ups…realizing all pieces fit everywhere is a real eye opener…I have edited film to where I talked the director into switching main characters because the other person playing the heavy, who didn’t want to do it and was all half assing and moping was a relatable character…we switched nothing but clips and made the bad guy the good guy and it was flawless…it was a silent film in that case but I did it with dialogue film even easier…believe it or not till you experience it…

  5. I bet the porno guy if you wore x ray specs…or was it not a bunch of shots of Rico, Shane Diesel, John Holmes,

    But just to throw in a hat…the gay porn section at my old job was crickets because gay men are having sex rather than explore it in media they explore it in reality…this I know…

    Riddle me this why does Beyoncé, or Rhianna, do nothing for me? I’m a straight man who loves powerful, strong, independent thinking women, yet I turn the channel when the society breaks out their mold…oh it wouldn’t be our messed up and quite frankly highly indoctrinated opinions under the society gun, parroting what retard diffuses on a flat screen get paid and have to be fought with to enact as being how a man or woman should behave… The way we present our selves and our hard evolved socially proven posterity could never result in a bad taste spoiling, nor the result of which to the extreme could take the most beautiful things and reduce them to perfectly placed flawless white wall paper…click…

    Middle theory why do people hate slam poetry unless you have a band and sing it?

    Hate poorly written political propaganda unless you have a monkey pitching verbs over a wind up toy…

    Hate senseless drivel yet listen to it on the radio and iTunes incessantly some all through the night?

    hate to listen to opinions and ideas idealistic and hard contrived unless it’s on MTV, with a shaved ape in heat oohing and aweing like god created the universe for that hole… If a band does it then they can’t get enough of pseudo intellectual drip wrote for insipid apes in heat to flail over…

    I think we know

  6. Corbit you lost me when you started elaborating on hair fashion and your fantasy of well combed men…

    I’m going to point out how deep I am by making a surface based blatant observation…We are tuned live to times square where a mime is going to jump off a 20 foot ladder into a painting of water to show you how deep Corbit goes…

  7. Mr. Mick Vey can you tell us what products you use in your hair? Grampa’s Hair Tonic? And what are your favorite past times… Long walks on the beach and lots of time in the woods…Um hum…

    FBI PROTOCOL FOR IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL KILLERS
    In five easy steps

    Step one to being a Mickveyein hair nicely cwough cwouhed…

    Step 2 product placement, you’ll want some commercial success with your questionable opinion in accusations, so you’ll want to find popular items in the house hold you’ve seen how they do it in Hollywood. Well, we just elaborate on it, he doesn’t just drink soda and read porn, he kills because he listened to Ozzy and was a Pepper too…

  8. I’m laughing my ass off I just went to IMDB and checked to see if my review would pass and it did…now you might be thinking what exactly kind of review I gave that could be deleted on grounds of rules set by IMDB so I’ll explain they have a button you press to signal you may contain spoilers yet this will make it so you have a drop down tab so people won’t accidently have a spoiler given to them.

    So what I did was this gave the spoiler in the title…and they allowed it. Here is what is reads as…

    The Book of Eli: Title for review… “RAY CHARLES AND THE SERCH FOR THE HOLY BRAIL” may contain spoilers….

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