- There are certain more or less censored or forbidden
subjects. And if one writes on the same, an author can flunk a popularity
test. Why? One simple, but incomplete reason, is that too many inhabitants
of North America believe in fairy tales. If the monopoly press designates
someone as their "hero", not enough peons are suspicious. This
article may qualify to put me on the "crap list" of acceptable
-  About thirty five years ago, Ralph Nader had a group
of purportedly "idealistic" young men and women. He dubbed them
"Nader's Raiders". One part of that group in the Chicago area
met occasionally at my house. In my own sly way, I quizzed them. Who are
these folks crusading supposedly against the "Establishment"?
All of them were young law students or beginning lawyers. But crucial to
my understanding of them, they were moreover, I quietly discovered, the
sons and daughters of the ultra rich.
- Among my close pals, I called such persons "RBs",
short for rich bitches. In my own way, I went down my list of what I urged
them to do. INVESTIGATE BANKER-JUDGES. I got a blank look. RUNAWAY COURT
CORRUPTION. Another blank. Expose the war-mongering mostly private huge
Universities. "Nader's Raider's" absolutely not interested. INVESTIGATE
THE CIA/FBI's AGENTS PROVOCATEURS. They dismissed the idea.
- I tried not to show my suspicion. Privately, I discovered
directly that they simply wanted to correct some of the more blatant misdeeds
of the Ruling Class, "the powers that be", the Establishment---in
other words THEIR elders. That is control perpetuated by a play for time,
continuing problems of the system to a generation or more hence, if ever
remedied by drastic measures.
-  Ralph Nader was good at planting phantasies. Such
as, that he lived in a cold-water flat, paid almost nothing per month for
it, and lived on a very reduced financial level. All of it complete rubbish.
Very credible sources contended he had a friend who on occasion drove him
around in their Rolls Royce. Nader lived secretly in luxury houses. See:
"Me and Ralph: Is Nader Unsafe for America" by David Sanford,
New Republic Books, 1976.
-  For thirty years and more, he has been an extremely
high-paid visiting lecturer at the very universities identified as the
center of the "war industry", as documented in the book "The
Closed Corporation", by James Ridgeway, 1969 (those familiar with
the subject, say little has changed since the book was first published).
Ralph Nader was paid between fifteen thousand to thirty thousand dollars
honoraria for each speech, which took up about ninety minutes of his time
on the lecture platform. Nader received speaking fees over two hundred
fifty thousand dollars annually, even in the 1970s.
- By the year 2000, when he ran as a candidate for President
on the Green Party third party ticket, his lecture income was about just
short of a half a million dollars a year. As required by election regulations
to be divulged.
-  Calling it the "Green Party" should be
a dead giveaway of what they are about. Basically, their idea of the world,
at least as I understand it from having in years past talked to Green Party
officials, is that so-called "left-wingers", those truly devoted
to workers' rights as against bosses, are the "Reds". That is
union members, labor activists, and such, are immediately thought of as
dreaded "Communists" whether they espouse anything like Marxism
or not. In simple form, it is the "Greens", presumably "anti-Communists"
versus "The Communists". I suspect some Green Party supporters
will hollar me down on my analysis of the situation.
- Nader busted the Union of his own low-paid workers. "Anti
Labor Chapter Surfaces in Nader's Past", by Heather Szerlag, Pacifica
Radio News, 10/31/2000. "Union Buster? THE NADER?" by Nick Mamatas,
Greenwich Village Gazette, Vol.5, #44, 9/15/2000. "Editors Claim Firing
by Nader Based on Unionizaion Attempt" by Peter Perl, Washington Post,
6/28/1984, page B 3. As to his group, Public Citizen,Inc., Nader refused
to divulge their finances, although required by law. "Public Citizen's
Non-Disclosure", Wall Street Journal, 3/17/1992, page A 14.
-  By the time of his mandatory disclosure as presidential
candidate in the year 2000 campaign, Ralph Nader had about three million
dollars in high-tech industry stock, primarily firms into war electronics
for the Pentagon. Nader amassing money sources. Ralph Nader's official
financial disclosure for year 2000. Open Secrets web site. "Inside
Nader's Stock Portfolio" by Jake Tapper, Salon Magazine, 10/28/2000.
"Mr. Nader's Conglomerate" (editorial), Wall Street Journal,
4/17/1980, page 26. "Ralph Nader, Inc.", Forbes Magazine, 9/17/1999,
pages 119, 122. Nader amassed his fortune by speculating on the very stocks
of corporations he condemned. "Abuse of Trust: A Report on Ralph Nader's
Network", by Dan Burt, Regnery Gateway publishers, Chicago, 1982.
-  From about 1969 into the 1970s, I gave lectures and
seminars all over the U.S. on the subject of "agent provocateurs"
and war-mongers and war- profiteers. This was at small junior colleges,
which were mostly trade schools for working class students; and student
government sponsored lectures at State Universities. These lectures were
often vigorously opposed by faculty members who wanted to silence me. Placards
announcing my upcoming speeches often were torn down by mysterious forces.
- I cannot forget the speech I was scheduled to give at
a junior college in a Chicago suburb. My court-reform group was to receive,
for my lecture, seventy-five dollars (a laughable sum by Nader standards).
It was toward the close of the Viet Nam War. At the last minute, the college
President revoked the seventy-five dollar budget.
- Into his office came several disgruntled students, ex-GIs,
still wearing their Marine outfits but with Peace symbols painted on their
back. They told the junior college boss, "Look, we want Skolnick to
give us the low-down on the war-mongers. We learned in Nam how to blow
up places. Restore the f---ing money, or we're going to level this place
with you in it." They wore the same outfits to my speech.
- Later, over supper with them, they told me all about
it. I asked, "How did you survive being so shot at in Nam?" They
answered, "We slept near the rice paddies and told the Lt. that HE
should be point man on night patrol and most likely go home himself in
a body bag."
- "Then what?" I asked. "If he did not listen,
we late at night threw a grenade into his tent. (Called 'fragging', apparently
from the word fragmentation.) And if he survived, we said 'Lt., it was
the little V.C.woman doing your laundry. SHE did it.' "
- I understand that "fragging" U.S. officers
is happening in Iraq by the "grunts".
-  Nader, a lawyer, apparently never openly discusses
the situation with THIRD PARTY candidates in America. They are obstructed
from having equal ballot access by a thick forest of State laws. And the
U.S. Supreme Court, traditionally made up of zillionaires on behalf of
the Ruling Class, has repeatedly refused to strike down these obstructions.
- Europe, to their credit, does NOT block third, fourth,
and even fifth party candidates from sitting in their Parliaments. By way
of a defect in the U.S. Constitution, the highest Executive, the President,
is NOT required to come before the Parliament, that is Congress, to be
regularly if not daily grilled and even, if necessary, heckled as to his
policies, as a Prime Minister is before a Parliament.
- In the annual State of the Union speech, the President
is not questioned in Congress by anyone present there. On that extremely
rare occasion of Resolutions of Impeachment in the House, followed by a
Senate Impeachment Trial, the President is not required to attend to give
oral testimony or answers.
- In a Parliament system, the Prime Minister has to appear
almost daily to be grilled if not heckled by the "back-benchers".
He must organize votes above a certain number to introduce any legislation.
- Does Nader ever comment on the arithmetic of American
law? Notice. Canada has about thirty million population. And they have
about three hundred representatives in their Lower House.
- GET THIS. AMERICA, with about THREE HUNDRED MILLION POPULATION,
has just 435 Representatives in the Lower House, and 100 Senators in the
U.S. SENATE. Most every Representative and Senator is a lawyer and/or represents
huge financial interests, not the ordinary person in their back-home district.
- Among 535 that purport to represent Americans THERE IS
CURRENTLY JUST ONE "INDEPENDENT", a great rarity to have even
one. NOT A SINGLE THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE is generally permitted to sit in
- I have particular insight into this. In the 1960s and
1970s, in Illinois, on behalf of myself as a voter, and on behalf of all
voters similarly situated, I brought and won vast class action Reapportionment
suits as to most every type of State and U.S. election district. My suits
were on the basis of scrapping the then-current mal-apportioned districts
and applying the doctrine of ONE MAN, ONE VOTE, each district re-drawn
to have, within a very few per cent, equal population. The federal judges
on occasion violently opposed me. In my suit against the Mayor & City
Council of Chicago, to re-district the fifty city Wards into equal population
voting districts, and open the way for blacks and latinos to have equal
representation; I accused the Chief Judge of the Court, assigned to my
case, of being beholden to gangsters in that the Chief Judge was a Director
of the gangster-originated Albert Parvin Foundation. The Chief Judge in
1967, falsely told his bailiffs I was a "vioient,
- dangerous" person, and two bailiffs in his courtroom,
without provocation, grabbed hold of my wheelchair and tried to turn it
upside down with me in it. Eighteen mass media reporters were witnesses
to the same but did not report it. The situation became an assault and
battery case by me. The higher court said I am not entitled to any remedy
even though there was no proof I was a "violent, dangerous" person.
[Skolnick vs. Guadagno, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit case.]
-  For more than 12 years, I conducted a one-hour weekly,
public access Cable TV Show, cablecast within the City Limits of Chicago,
to upwards of 400,000 viewers. In many election periods, we put on Third
Party candidates, often completely ignored by the monopoly press. I found
most of such candidates to be intellectually superior compared to what
the Establishment offered the public by way of two parties, the candidates
of which are generally bought and sold.
- The press-fakers, generally, if forced to depict a Third
Party candidate, BUT NOT THEIR BOY RALPH NADER, usually describe them in
a way that they are nuts, kooks, or numb-skulls with no platform or policies
whatever and having no news or issue value whatever.
- In the year 2000 Presidential election, Ralph Nader,
a spoiler, pulled 97 thousand votes in Florida while condemning the Democrats.
As a disrupter, Nader made it possible and economical for GOP officials
to purportedly heavily bribe South Florida DEMOCRAT officials, at a strategic
moment, to stop the recount of Democrat ballots. Candidate Albert Gore,
Jr., had won the popular vote nationwide by a 600,000 plurality. The Florida
vote was crucial to the Electoral College vote system.
- A five-judge, military-style Junta, on the U.S. Supreme
Court corruptly installed George W. Bush as the occupant and resident of
the White House. To see the court records of the corruption involved in
the high court in Washington, in the litigation Bush versus Gore, visit
our website story, "Coca-Cola, the CIA, and the Courts", parts
9 and 10.
- It is no secret that Bush White House bagman and Rasputin,
Karl Rove, is overjoyed that Ralph Nader has announced he is running on
Third Party ticket for President. If not on the Green Party ticket, Nader
may not even be on lesser state ballots, but no doubt will be shown on
those necessary for the big fix favoring possibly Bush.
- IS RALPH NADER AMERICA'S MOST PROTECTED AND CONCEALED
"Agent Provocateur"? Using polished rhetoric to mislead those
dumbed-down by the oil-soaked, spy-riddled American monopoly press? Retired
spooks aver that Nader is a CIA weirdo provocateur. He appears to be part
of the gay underground media and government cult, that includes George
W. Bush and U.S. Senator John Kerry.
- IS NADER JUST MORE BUSH WHITE HOUSE ELECTION INSURANCE?
Is Nader part of "The Secret Agenda" to discredit the U.S. nation-state,
put an end to Presidential elections, and create the Breakaway States of
the disunited provinces of America? [That was one purpose of the Brits
in turning the North versus the South, on the excuse of the "slavery"
issue, in the U.S. Civil War, or "War Between the States".] AND
TO RUN THIS LAND WITH AN EMERGENCY FASCIST PANEL, not a Presidency?
- [Visit earlier parts of this series as well as my co-authored
series The Middle-Finger News.]
- For example, on Sunday, February 22, 2004, Nader appeared
on the NBC Network program, with NBC owned by General Electric. Did Nader
say anything against G.E.? He should have mentioned---but didn't--- that
the Albert Gore family was instrumental in the perpetuation of the Tennessee
Valley Authority, TVA, by which electricity in that State is almost free.
Further, the Gores were instrumental for the first and only time in U.S.
history to get the top officials of the electric machinery monopoly, General
Electric and Westinghouse, put in federal prison for anti-trust violations,
fingered as they were by the TVA and the Gores, 1961.
- Is Ralph Nader ready to adopt a motto against BIG OIL,
BIG MEDIA, BIG ELECTRICITY? And how about Nader's cronies in the war-mongering
high-tech electronics industry, and he owns millions of dollars of their
stocks? Does Nader ever raise questions about the political assassination
of U.S. leaders, such as John F. Kennedy, and civil rights activists, such
as Malcolm X and Dr. King? Of course not. Does Nader ever raise questions
about the Queen of England getting huge U.S. cotton subsidies based on
British Royalty having owned the Illinois Central Railroad, from Chicago
to New Orleans, operating through farmlands in the South and owning vast
tracts of land on either side of their tracks?
- Does Nader ever raise questions about the Bush Crime
Family being in a ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLAR joint account with Queen Elizabeth
II, in her private bank, Coutts Bank London? And that Saddam Hussein, having
been a private business partner of Daddy Bush, has a huge interest in that
account as well?
-  I conducted seminars at small colleges, not those
big private ones of the Ruling Class, and at a broadcast school in Chicago.
I used to suggest a possible government undercover operative as a target
of the class investigation. I said to my students that as they start the
probe, first go down to the drugstore and buy a roll of cotton.
- "But Mr. Skolnick, why the cotton?" And I responded,
"Because provocateurs have polished rhetoric most times being impossible
to penetrate. Plug up your ears, do not listen to their mouth. TRACE THE
MONEY. EXAMINE THEIR ACTS."
- During the Anti-Viet Nam War movement period, I taught
methods, quite successful but often not accepted by naive sorts, of identifying
agents provocateurs. It is a French term defined as "A secret agent
hired to penetrate some organization to incite trouble designed to make
the organization or its its members incur punishment".
- Methods I taught included tracing the money to them through
CIA-linked Foundations. Little-known, such tax-exempt entities have to
file publicly available federal tax forms.[It is a tedious task, however,
following the money through various conduits, pass-throughs, and fronts.
Scroll all the way down the website for a related story. www.skolnicksreport.com
"A Short History of CIA Fronts".]
- I was often misunderstood, condemned, or ignored by naive
idealists. In Chicago was a peacenik group headed by a charming CIA operative
with believeable rhetoric. Dressed as a bearded hippie, he worked tirelessly
to incite the members to "action".
- "Don't just sit there!" he exhorted his group.
"Come on. Let's fire-bomb the ROTC Center!" [The military facility,
Reserve Officers Training Corp.] As he led them into breaking windows and
were getting set to torch the place, the peaceniks were directed right
into confronting the National Guard, lined up, ready with fixed bayonets.
Some of the peaceniks were bloodied and later, all were arrested, and the
Peace group scattered and disbanded. The provocateur-leader? Just before
the flash-point of the commotion, he had safely disappeared behind the
- My repeated prior warnings to the group about their "leader"
were ignored and I was bad-mouthed as someone who does not understand the
- Naive, poorly-informed persons probably "bought"
Ralph Nader's words. Provocateurs, to seem credible, say believeable things.
So what? In a politically realistic world, they are just running their
mouth. As a lawyer, Nader is not about to finger top-level judges, as we
do, who are inherently corrupt as Banker-Judges. He will not really heckle
the high court in Washington. He will say nothing about the British Royals
and the Jesuits who for two hundred years of U.S. history, benefitted from
and instigated the political assassination OF SEVEN U.S. PRESIDENTS who
opposed British encroachment on U.S. financial and industrial development
and opposed the Vatican itching to have a firm foothold in America. [Four
Presidents murdered by gunfire from supposed "lone assassins",
three by poisoning. See earlier parts of this series.]
-  He would have you believe he is "Saint Ralph"
which he is NOT.
- Nader is a bagman for the trial lawyers' lobby. "Ralph
Nader is a bargain for trial lawyers at $1,000 a Table", Wall Street
- He blocks releasing money records of organizations he
runs, and for such violations is not bothered by the Justice Department.
Such as his group Public Citizen., Inc. "Abuse of Trust: A Report
on Ralph Nader's Network", by Dan Burt, Regnery Gateway publishers,
- .He amasses millions while playing the stock market regarding
corporations he publicly attacks. Numerous details catalogued at www.realchange.org/nader.htm
which details various sources of Nader's dirty business including his family
members (some reportedly with the American CIA).
- More coming. Stay tuned.
- Many of Mr. Skolnick's articles appear on his website
www.skolnicksreport.com They are also posted and archived through MAIN
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- He is co-host, with Lenny Bloom, on a program heard ON-LINE
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- Published recently, the book, "Ahead of the Parade"
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