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The Most Revolutionary ACT: Memoir of an American Refugee Paperback – March 29, 2010
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Bramhall learned the hard way that her fellow medical professionals were the last people in the world she could be honest with about her feelings of persecution:
"The moment I mentioned the CIA, my psychiatrist decided I was psychotic and refused to listen anything else I said... Nelson's erroneous diagnosis stemmed from pure political naiveté. He had no reason to come in contact with political or union activists, unemployed whistleblowers or the low-income street people that the police, and, I believed, U.S. intelligence, recruited as informants.Read more ›
The FBI's aggressive infiltration and disruption of political groups in the US since the 1960s has been an appalling episode of US political history. All manner of political groups have been wrecked after being manipulated and betrayed by government informers, while their members lived with strain and damaged relationships from never being sure who they could trust or what was really going on.
Stuart Jeanne Bramhall's The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee is an autobiography revolving around her 15 years as a political campaigner facing these problems of trust and infiltration in dysfunctional social movements in the 1980s and 1990s Seattle. It is a well written, thoughtful and very honest book about twenty years of her life, including these intensely destructive politics, relationships, life as a practising psychiatrist and being a parent.
The book is a 'memoir of an American refugee' because in 2002, as the Iraq War inexorably approached, she applied for and was appointed to a psychiatry job in faraway New Zealand. The book ends as she leaves the US, with grateful relief for the better life awaiting her. The other half of the title is from Rosa Luxemburg's words: "The most revolutionary act is a clear view of the world as it really is." It is probably impossible to have a clear view of something as murky as the infiltrated progressive politics she lived through, but in the book we see an intelligent person telling the story of these real and hard experiences as clearly as is possible.
by Nicky Hager, author of The Hollow Men
Dr. Bramhall's work confirms the myth of the "Vast right wing conspiracy" that was dismissed by the mainstream media when it was coined by then first Lady Hillary Clinton. It is a country where no person or secret is safe. People who you trust are not to be trusted. Harassment, violence and murder are tools used to subvert the Progressive agenda and the people who advocate it.
Lest you think "The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee" is just tell the story of one woman's struggle to fight the system, it is much more than that. Dr. Bramhall's amazing tale also involves the Kennedy assassination, the government's "War" on AIDS, the plot against single player healthcare, suppression of African Americans and much more. Paranoia is real. Schizophrenia is not just a mental disorder, it' a weapon.
A psychological thriller of the first order, "The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee" is also a cautionary tale. CIA and FBI operatives are indeed among us. Opposing the agenda of Corporate America is not tolerated. Those that try fight the good fight, but the establishment will stop at nothing to stay in power. Dr. Bramhall's harrowing tale is testament to that.
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Reading the comments here, old and new, only reinforces my conviction that literate, intelligent people worldwide, but particularly in the United States, have all been subjected to... Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Philomena
I was astonished in reading this book that I stumbled upon recently. Having lived and worked in Seattle for a number of years in the 80s and 90s, when not up in Alaska commercial... Read morePublished on February 1, 2014 by Thomas C. Quinn
This book should carry a health warning! It may shake your belief in that what is held most sacred and trusting in (American) society. I couldn't put the book down! Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by Magaret Singer
Dr. Bramhall combines historical context, political sophistication and empirical observation to present a very enjoyable and complete overview of the development of a country in... Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by peacefultrends
There is an amazing book by Colonel Fletcher Prouty, called "The Secret Team. The Colonel was heavily involved in the mid ground between the Pentagon and the CIA. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by Juzzy