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Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder 0th Edition

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About the Author

David McGowan is the author of Derailing Democracy: The America the Media Don?t Want You to See (Common Courage Press, 2000) and Understanding the F-Word: American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion (Writers Club Press, 2001), as well as the webmaster at the Center for an Informed America (www.davesweb.cnchost.com)
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 406 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (August 16, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595326404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595326402
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Donald Hunt on March 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder, by David McGowan (New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2004) is not just another sensationalized book about serial killers. McGowan, author of Derailing Democracy: The America the Media Don't Want You to See, and Understanding the F-Word: American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion, ties serial murders, programmed assassins, satanic cults and child pornography and prostitution to a fascist political and military conspiracy of frightening scope.

I normally hate reading about this type of material. Too sickening. But McGowan, unlike most authors who treat this stuff, is not interested in sensationalized accounts that appeal to dark prurient interests. Rather, he wants to sound the alarm about the real methods used in fascist takeovers of societies.

McGowan begins by reviewing the evidence for government sponsored mind control experiments dating back to the Nazis and the OSS (forerunner of the CIA). According to McGowan, these shadowy intelligence agencies, along with the military intelligence units, founded, encouraged, and covered up for Satanic cults, whose systematic abuse of children from very young ages provided a contnuing supply of potential mind-controlled programmed assassins. They supplied not only assassins but also child prostitutes, pornography subects and even sacrificial victims. The more susceptible to dissociated states, the easier to program.
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David McGowan bills the book on his website (The Center for an Informed America), as the book of the century. I nearly started to laugh, but Mr. McGowan may very well be correct in his `modest' assessment. The book is meticulously researched (nearly 500 references) and the authors' knowledge of occultism, elitism, psychology and Satanism combines for the most stunning exposes of governmental corruption and cover-up you will probably ever come across. It makes sense of things like the Franklin cover-up, Bohemian Grove, MK-Ultra, the Manson gang, Marc Dutroux and much, much more.

This book would be an instant #1 Best Seller if it were to get the exposure it deserves. Unfortunately, Programmed to Kill, will never be on the shelf of any of the big outlets and that is a crime in itself. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see this one go out of print in short order considering the implications and the indictment it is on the US and other governmental `crime fighting' agencies, their media outlets and the force driving it all.

The topic of serial killers had never really piqued my curiosity and I tended to shy away from the gruesomeness, not really wanting to hear the sad and morbid stories. I believed, rather naively, what the government and media had told me about the alleged perpetrators, but after reading Mr. McGowan's book, it seems that everything I thought I knew was for the most part, completely wrong.

I've been researching conspiracies for a few years, ever since the governmental fairy tale story about 9-11, but I was still not prepared for the revelations found here. Mr. McGowan appears to blow the lid off what I would categorize as the mother of all conspiracies.
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This book is for people who are already familiar with the fact that the media habitually ignore serious issues. If this is new to you, it might be better to first read for example Mc Gowan's own "Derailing Democracy - The America the Media Don't Want You to See", or "Into the Buzzsaw" by Kristina Borjesson.

Programmed to Kill is the result of what strikes me as careful research into America's prosecution policies regarding "serial killers". The non-prosecution of child kidnapping and forced male and female child prostitution crimes is evident from, for example, the Johnny Gosch and Paul Bonacci cases. You can read one court case transcript here: [...]

After reading that, you will probably be less surprised that some "serial killers" are released from prison while announcing that they will kill again, or told to go on their way after only paying $60 in court costs. Former Son-of-Sam "serial killer" Dave Berkowitz looks pretty happy these days at [...]

Contrary to popular belief, "serial killers" do not appear to work alone, they are sometimes shielded from prosecution by patsies and the networks of (satanic) ritual abuse and child prostitution in their context are real. What David McGowan writes about is very hard stuff, but he presents it well. In the few places where he speculates, it is clear that he does so and I find his speculations very sensible. The book is very readable throughout. There is, dare I say it, even a spark of humor here and there.

This well-crafted book is indispensable for those who enjoy finding out what the worst is that is being covered up. At least, I can't imagine what could be worse than this. Even if the American government openly admitted that they were behind 9/11, I would find this worse.
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