"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.
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. .... and .... and ... and ... and ....
In the archives below you will find exclusive NAD interviews with these interesting folks:
Elena Siff Erenburg, political fine artist living in Los Angeles.
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
Bartcop, 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