David McGowan Quotes

Who is David McGowan?

David McGowan is an American author from California. McGowan writes on politics and music and is best known for his books 'Understanding the F-Word: American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion' and 'Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops, and the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream'.

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Best 10 Quotes by David McGowan

“I think the whole hippy flower child thing was a creation of the Intelligence community to take the steam out of the anti-war movements and various other movements. Black Empowerment, Women's rights, Civil rights movement.”

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“Is it really mere coincidence that the very acts that child survivors of ritual abuse all across the country claim to have witnessed and participated in – cannibalism, bestiality, pedophilia, torture, mutilation, dismemberment, etc. – are the same depraved acts that are the stock-in-trade of America's serial killers?”

David McGowan

“Just after returning from the 1968 tour, Dennis Wilson bonded with another local musician, a guy by the name of Charlie Manson. When Dennis introduced his new friend Charlie to his buddies in the Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young in particular was quite smitten – so much so that he reportedly went to record mogul Mo Ostin and recommended that Ostin sign Charlie right away.”

David McGowan

“Perhaps Neil Young said it best when he told an interviewer that he couldn’t really say why he headed out to LA circa 1966; he and others were just going like Lemmings.”

David McGowan

“The battle cry of the hippy movement was 'turn on, tune in, drop out'. Telling people don't worry about it, get high.”

David McGowan

“The moon landing is is essentially the adult version of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. What primarily motivates them is fear. But it is not the lie itself that scares people; it is what that lie says about the world around us and how it really functions. For if NASA was able to pull off such an outrageous hoax before the entire world, and then keep that lie in place for four decades, what does that say about the control of the information we receive?”

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Understanding the F-Word Quotes

“If America were based on a representational system, as are the European democracies, winning would be a relative concept, and third-party votes would not be thrown away. For in that type of system, congressional or parliamentary seats are awarded proportionally based on the election outcome.

In other words, your party need not ‘win’ to gain representation. Every vote for your party gains greater representation, and no votes are thrown away. It is easy to see how this type of democracy could quickly erode the entrenched ‘two-party’ system.”

David McGowan
Understanding the F-Word

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“The truth of the matter is that the system is not designed to allow for upstart third parties. It can adjust to accommodate a patently bogus third party, and it can tolerate the occasional Republican or Democrat bolting his party to pose as an 'Independent', but a real third party doesn’t stand a chance.

That is why you won’t find anything but Republicans and Democrats in the White House and the US Senate. Even the House of Representatives, reputedly the branch of the federal government most responsive to the people, counts just one Independent among its 435 members.”

David McGowan
Understanding the F-Word

“We all know that voting for a third-party candidate is just throwing your vote away. Which is, sadly, quite true. True because the American system of 'democracy' is a winner-take-all system. And a minor party candidate, lacking funding and media support, has exactly no chance of winning.”

David McGowan
Understanding the F-Word

Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon Quotes

“I am a big believer in the notion that 'the truth is out there', but don't expect it to be delivered to you in a tidy package by any mainstream media outlets.”

David McGowan
Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon

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