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"Mike Palecek reminds me of Socrates the gadfly who asked unwelcome questions, Diogenes with his lantern looking in vain for an honest man, Chekhov the man with the hammer challenging the complacent family to share their meal, Kerouac the ever on the move, somewhat hysterical searcher, and he reminds me of many Americans who as children were so blasted with propaganda that they're devoting the rest of their lives to challenging the lies and all who tell them. In this land where babies are brought by storks and buildings collapse due to unpatriotic bricks, we need the gadfly because no leader, preacher, guru, or saint will wake us up, though the Doomsday clock is ticking close to twelve."

David Ray, American Poet
author of "The Endless Search"


America IS Under Attack
... But the question is

Almost everyone in America now believes that Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill President John F. Kennedy. We believe it was a conspiracy. We suspect it was the CIA or FBI who killed our own president.

And even now, every mainstream newspaper, radio station and TV station stands by the ridiculous Warren Commission report.

Comparisons with the absurd state of the press in the failing Soviet Union at the time of its collapse are unavoidable.

At the time of the assassination almost everyone in America believed that Oswald did in fact kill JFK.

The only reason we are closer to the truth now is due to the work of many independent journalists, researchers who have devoted entire lives to the truth.

The reason we did not know the truth at first is because of the laziness, the "complicitness," the lack of real journalistic work done by America's newspapers, TV news programs and radio — perhaps because of the many CIA agents disguised as "journalists" throughout America.

The New American Dream website exists because we think the truth is important.

With the election of Barack Obama we thought this would be a good time to burst like formerly blind bats from the dark cave of depression and lies and oppression and death of the Bush years.

Some things just are not talked about in America, either at Thanksgiving dinner or press conferences in Washington, D.C.

No public discussion beyond a whisper concealed by a hand.

Mention something outside the boundaries of accepted chit chat and your relatives, with one roll of the eyes, send you on a long slow train to Siberia.

It's effective.

The classic American smirk and shake of the head makes a person not want to talk about some things. Who wants to be thought of as a crazy person? Who wants to think of oneself that way?

But the result is that we end up not daring to ever mention important things that have an influence on our times and our lives and the lives of our children.

And in the process the pages of our history books become junk food, Twinkies and Ho Ho's for our minds.

So ... that is the reason for this website, which has been running since January 1, 2009 — to open the floor for discussion, to talk about some things — to say there are no wrong questions.

This is America and we are Americans and we are still alive and so we still have a chance to do something good.

The old American Dream had to do with gaining riches — going to work, maintaining a routine, a job, a house, a lawn — and trying to forget about the rest of the world, letting others live their lives in poverty — just so long as we and ours did not.

The New American Dream is that we will truly become the good people we have always imagined ourselves to be.

Please take time to explore this website. There is a lot here.

We hope you will enjoy it.

Thank you.
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In the archives below you will find exclusive NAD interviews with these interesting folks:

Elena Siff Erenburg, political fine artist living in Los Angeles.

Allen Ruff, bookstore worker and author in Madison

Len Osanic,
Black Op Radio, Vancouver, Canada

Levi Asher,
a writer and literary critic in New York City

Geov Parrish,
Seattle journalist, activist

Bill Polonsky,
Yukon 9/11 Truth

Daphne Webb,
Denver writer, activist, green wedding planner

Michael Boldin,
a populist blooms in L.A.

Greg Mitchell,
editor of Editor & Publisher magazine

Will Braun,
editor of Geez Magazine, Canada

Ben Heine,
political artist in Belgium

Matt Sullivan,
editor of The Rock Creek Free Press, Washington, D.C.

Sam Smith,
editor of The Progressive Review, from Maine

Jarek Kupsc,
9/11 Truth filmmaker, "The Reflecting Pool"

Bill O'Driscoll,
arts editor, Pittsburgh City Paper

Gerry McCarthy,
editor of The Social Edge, Canada

Jim Cullen,
editor of The Progressive Populist magazine, Austin, Texas

old-school blogger from Tulsa

Lee Rayburn,
radio show host from Madison, Wisconsin

Aimee England,
bookseller in Michigan

Al Markowitz,
poet for the working woman & man

Timbre Wolf,
a Tulsa peace minstrel goes to Hawaii

Steven Stothard,
a radical grows in Indiana

Dale Clark, an artist in the desert near Bisbee, Arizona

Jacqui Devenuau, Green Party organizer in Maine

Don Harkins, co-editor of The Idaho Observer

Stewart Bradley, independent film producer in Indiana

Rick Smith, Cleveland area radio host

William P. Meyers, independent book publisher, political activist in California

Ian Woods, Canadian publisher, 9/11 Truth activist

Richard D. Brinkman, Edmonton, Canada 9/11 Truth

Lynn Berg, New York City actor

Alejandro Rojas, of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network

Brian Kasoro, publisher of The Liberator magazine, Brooklyn, New York

Brother Raymond, walked from Denver to D.C., for truth

Korey Rowe, one of the producers of Loose Change, New York State

Dave Zweifel, editor of The Madison Capital Times

Cathleen Howard, expatriate, from Tucson to Mexico, to pursue her dreams

Sander Hicks, Brooklyn radical entrepreneur, writer, publisher

Joe Bageant, America's blue-collar author, living in Belize

Frida Berrigan, a lifetime of faith, hope and love, living in NYC

Denise Diaz, brewing up a revolution, at The Ritual Cafe in Des Moines

Deanna Taylor, Green Party activist, teacher, in Salt Lake City

Rossie Indira-Vltchek, writer, filmmaker in Jarkarta, Indonesia

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Pacifica reporter in Gaza, sometimes in California

Delaney Bruce, Friends of Peltier

Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs, in Taos, New Mexico

Michael Sprong, South Dakota Catholic Worker

Brian Terrell, Des Moines Catholic Worker

Bob Graf
, One of the Milwaukee 14

Loren Coleman, Bigfoot researcher, living in Maine

Monty Borror, Sci-Fi artist from Virginia

David Ray, Great American Poet, in Tucson

Jack Blood, radio show host, in Austin, Texas

Danny Schechter, A Real Reporter, from New York City

Bob Kincaid, host, Head-On Radio Show

Tony Packes, Animal Farm Radio Host, Keeping An Eye on Big Brother

Richard Flamer, Working With the Poor in Chiapas

David Ray Griffin, 9/11 Truth activist author, from Isla Vista, California

Barry Crimmins, U.S. comedian, author, social activist

Bret Hayworth, political reporter for the Sioux City [IA] Journal

Lisa Casey, publisher of website All Hat No Cattle, Florida

Joe & Elaine Mayer, activist couple in Rochester, Minnesota

Fr. Darrell Rupiper, U.S. priest revolutionary [deceased]

Whitney Trettien, MIT student, Green Party activist

Meria Heller, radio show host, in Arizona

Phil Hey, professor, poet, Sioux City, Iowa

John Crawford, book publisher, Albuquerque

Steve Moon, Iowa Bigfoot researcher

Carol Brouillet, California social activist, 9/11 Truth

Russell Brutsche, Santa Cruz artist

Kevin Barrett, professor, radio show host, 9/11 Truth activist, in Wisconsin

A'Jamal Rashad Byndon, social activist in Omaha

Chris Rooney, Vancouver, Canada Catholic Worker, website publisher

Marc Estrin, political novelist, from the left, in Vermont

Peter Dale Scott, poet, professor, author, activist, in California

Anthony Rayson, anarchist zine publisher, works with prisoners, from Chicago

Alice Cherbonnier, editor of The Baltimore Chronicle, an independent newspaper

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