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This week on Middle Theory, in addition to news and current events we examine the historical circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Columbia University Professor Jesús Galíndez in 1956.
Have you ever felt like you’ve been caught in a political echo chamber? Well before you attempt to escape, maybe you should consider the latest studies, which suggest that listening to opposition can make partisanship even worse (once again, we recommend instead that you just listen to Middle Theory).
Elsewhere, the alleged attacks on U.S. Embassy employees in Cuba and China are now looking like they could have been microwave weapons; in other political news, chaos erupted at the first Brett Kavanaugh hearing this morning, with both opposition from Democratic politicians, as well as protestors who were on hand for the event.
Then getting to the MID, on March 12, 1956, Jesús de Galíndez, a Basque nationalist, Columbia University professor, and critic of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, vanished after a student dropped him off near a subway entrance. Today, his disappearance remains a mystery, although it is widely believed that Galíndez was kidnapped and flown secretly to the Dominican Republic.
Joining us to discuss the case is Stuart McKeever, a retired attorney and author who began his legal career in the early 1960’s in New York City as a staff member of the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Division. Although the Galíndez case stimulated widespread press coverage, it remained shrouded in mystery for decades. That is, until the publication of McKeever’s book, Professor Galindez: Disappearing from Earth: Governments, Complicity, and How a Kidnapping in the Midst of American Democracy Went Unsolved. In it, author Stuart McKeever unravels the complicated roles of the Dominican and US governments, as well as the FBI, the CIA and some NY police officers, in the affairs.
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Finally, here are links to stories addressed on this week’s program:
- ECHO CHAMBERS: Caught in a political echo chamber? Listening to opposition can make partisanship even worse
- EMBASSY ATTACKS: Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers
- KAVANAUGH CHAOS: Chaos erupts at Kavanaugh hearing this morning
- WIKI-WEIRD: ‘Strange disappearance’ of WikiLeaks consultant in Norway
- MID: THE GALINDEZ FILE: Professor Galindez Disappearing From Earth; Governments, Complicity, and How a Kidnapping in the Midst of American Democracy Went Unsolved
Man puts radioactive hot box (ah fuck it because I don’t have a cell phone I couldn’t think of any phone jargon was going to look some up, but who cares) up to his brain speaking into it about microwave weapons as he pulls a chemical plastic wrapped burrito out of the microwave and sears off his throat…The fact they only banned Alex for “7 days” is code for something…Today Alex Jones was found roaming in the bushes with clown makeup on trying to lure innocents into his bunker structured ideology…put one wall on the left, one wall to the right, two wall prison= jail for idiots…I can go all day in the bedroom…Hey ladies who would you rather date, a guy who can argue for 13 hours straight, play football for 4 hours straight, or a guy who can prove he is straight by giving you the time and attention, “we love Micah”, most so called straight men can only give to another man on a field, a stage, or a blog? I’m not so sure their brains weren’t already mush, a real scientist would test all the politicians proving brain damage is just the average…WTF? Micah’s archeology opinions are where I go the other way, I’m a descendant of some of the first people here, and I know for a fact my people disappeared, went extinct long ago, and they didn’t have a written language. History books, words in newly labeled bible, signed and sealed by religious racists, prove my people were dumb chimps, but we did have advanced medicine and surgical procedures. We could cut off heads, then put it back like new to trick archeologist into thinking we were more civilized than all that. We could tear a heart out of a chest just like in Temple of Doom, Lucas and Spielberg are illuminati, so they understand how my satanic ancestors could reach into a chest like the Vision, and pull out a heart without leaving any damage to the ribcage…Micah don’t fall for the devils tricks, Satan had my people go around long ago and bury fake bodies, we made out of god clay, we created the dinosaurs, petroglyphs, Stan Lee, and the missing link, all just to lead humanity into the abyss…Mr. Chair Man, a modern Centaur with the breasts of a man, and the plastic legs and wheeled feet of a rolling office seat…Mr. chairman that’s what reptilians call humans, those who sit all day, the propped up, you ever notice all advertising for new TV shows, show a bunch of people sitting around, in cars, chairs, benches, then they show an AD clip shot for the commercial, that has the show name, and it has the character looking like he’s walking somewhere? Which never happens on the show…
Below is a great example of why I only read NON FICTION and don’t waste my time reading art crap…
(Taken from- who gives a shit.com)
The reason guys are giving those pushed-out tushes all that love, study authors surmise, has more to do with “prehistoric influences” than standards of beauty. Since pregnancy pitches the center of gravity forward, explains lead author David Lewis, “this spinal structure would have enabled pregnant women to balance their weight over the hips. These women would have been more effective at foraging during pregnancy and less likely to suffer spinal injuries. In turn, men who preferred these women would have had mates who were better able to provide for fetus and offspring, and who would have been able to carry out multiple pregnancies without injury.”
I was under the impression in prehistoric times that humans were not advanced, this author of non fiction, that so many people are turning to because they want real truth and facts, is explaining a being far, far advanced than our own people today. When have you ever thought about spinal curvature, where a woman carries a baby, and the fact they knew what a fetus was, Jesus this guy should be teaching history this is amazing…
I see a lot of this in the media…”Police stop more minorities than whites” first of all where the F are they getting these numbers? coming from my own personal experience police stop people who are doing something in cars, police can not tell what race you are by your car, this is ridiculous. Now what I do know is that my white friend’s, unless obviously drunk, or belligerent, get off with just a ticket, or a warning, my white friend’s have never been dragged out the window with a gun to their head, my white friend’s have never been laid on the ground face down and told to put your hands behind your head just for having a nice car, and so it isn’t police stop more minorities, it’s that they deal with them completely different. If you are a minority, especially if you are black, or have a thick Mexican accent, you are more likely to have to get out of the car and be subject to searches and seizures. One of my friend’s was at a house party he was leaving, cops came up, one pulled behind him out of his field of view with no lights on, he said “Fuck, the police, like Fuck, it’s the police, and they took it as he said Fuck PIGS. Since he didn’t know a cop was behind him, he tried reversing, lucky he was white, or he’d be dead…this BS of cops sneaking around with lights off at night, that should be a no, no, sneaking up on people only works if you’re a sucker puncher criminal type, it doesn’t serve to sneak up and then go, good evening, have you been drinking tonight, kind of spoils the whole element of surprise thing don’t you think, their was a death recently because a cop had his lights out and a teen boy flashed him his brights…humanity are total fucking idiots, they’ll find a way to explain how a cop driving down the street that no one can see has advantages no doubt, I’m pretty sure many cops have been struck and killed due to no lights on…still doing it…