Disney, Hoover and Reno
Information regarding Disney has been greatly expanded upon in my "Brainwashed at the Mouse House" paper that Paranoia Magazine requested I write for them.
For decades, despite evidence that was obvious to everybody else, [FBI Director John Edgar] Hoover claimed there was no such thing as organized crime. He refused to allow the FBIs resources to be used to fight the Mob, instead going after communists and petty criminals.iii Why? According to author Anthony Summers in Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, it was because the Mob had very explicit photos of Hoover and [assistant director Clyde] Tolson having sex, and information about an arrest of Hoover in New Orleans on a morals charge in the 1920s.13 The conflicting pressures of dealing with his sexual confusion in private while posturing as J. Edgar Hoover, masculine, all-American hero, in public would eventually drive the F.B.I. director to seek medical help.14 [Though, when] police investigated a child porn and gay-teen prostitution ring in Los Angeles in 1969, at a time when Hoover and Tolson were visiting the area on another of their inspection tours, the cops were surprised to hear from several different teen boys that they had been picked up by Hoover and Tolson in an FBI limousine. According to one fifteen-year-old, Hoover lectured him about his long hair before having sex with him. Fifteen men were indicted in that investigation, but not Hoover, Tolson, or any of the rings other celebrity clients.15
To this day, there is a general dislike of Hoover within the homosexual (male and female) population, the common perception being that he and Tolson were hypocritical in this regard [Leigh W. Rutledge, The Gay Book of Lists (Boston: Alyson Publ., 1987), pp. 48-49; Dennis Altman, The Homosexualization of America (Boston: Beacon Press, 1982), p. 130; Vern L. Bullough, Homosexuality: A History (New York: Garland STPM Press, 1979), p. 139; Austin American Statesman, 24 Sep 1989, p. A6; and Richard Gid Powers, Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover (New York: Free Press, 1987), p. 172]. From 1953 to his death in 1972 he personally directed an illegal nationwide surveillance program of homosexual rights groups [Austin American Statesman, 24 Sep 1989, p. A6], [though] a number of Hoovers friends were also homosexual, most notably the late [mafia lawyer, CIA asset and McCarthyite] Roy Cohn [Sidney Zion, The Autobiography of Roy Cohn (Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, Inc.), pp. 9, 11-12; and Ovid Demaris, The Director: An Oral Biography of J. Edgar Hoover (New York: Harpers Magazine Press, 1975), p. 159].16
J. Edgar Hoovers name is a stain on the building, [Harry Reid of Nevada] said [3 Feb 1998] from the Senate floor. No other public official did so much to undermine civil liberties as did J. Edgar Hoover. 18
Mr. Hoover lived outside the law he pretended to uphold, [New Jersey Senator Robert] Torricelli said.19
A conspiracy may be a continuing one; actors may drop out and others may drop in; the details of operation may change from time to time; the members need not know each other or the part played by others; a member may not need to know all the details of the plan of the operation; he must, however, know the purpose of the conspiracy and agree to become a party to a plan to effectuate that purpose [Craig U.S.C.C.A.Cal., 81 F.2d 816, 822].20
In the 1980s, Miami prosecutors devised a nationally-imitiated [sic] method to win child molestation convictions. Today, some of those cases are unraveling.23 The so-called Miami Method, developed by the office of Dade County State Attorney Janet Reno, became a national model for vigilantly pursuing day care sexual abuse cases. Reno set up a special childrens unit inside the state attorneys office staffed with child experts who specialized in cases of child sexual abuse. The Miami Method utililized [sic] videotaped interviews with children and expert testimony assuring jurors that the children should be believed. A state law was changed to allow the children to testify from the judges chambers. The method also required physical evidence and the testimony of an adult eyewitness.24
What is troublesome here is the manner in which [Janet Reno] pressured [people to testify and confess]. If outlined in a human rights report the methods endorsed by Reno would justly be called brainwashing. They included isolation, quasi-hypnosis, conditioned response and kindred mind-bending techniques.25
In the early years of the Clinton administration, the Justice Department, under Attorney General Janet Reno, appeared to be operating with the intent of legalizing a substantial portion of child pornography.26 [In 1993,] within months of Janet Renos promise to protect our children from abuse, 27 [the Justice Department] tried to redefine child pornography to make it more difficult for prosecutors to go after child molesters.28 [A brief filed by Solicitor General Drew S. Days 3d] told the [Supreme] Court that a Federal appeals court had used an impermissibly broad standard in interpreting and applying a law that made it a Federal crime to distribute or possess tapes or pictures of minors involved in sexually explicit conduct. 29
Justice Department officials insist they were not trying to undercut child pornography prosecutions but instead interpret the law in a way that would save it from being struck down as unconstitutionally vague and overly broad by the Supreme Court.30 The Reno Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to reinterpret the federal child pornography statute in a way that will result in legalizing a substantial amount of child pornography, encouraging further criminal child exploitation.31 Its simply not the kind of hard-core child pornography at the center of the industry, said [a senior official in the Justice Department], who spoke on condition of anonymity.32
Unbelievably, the position taken by Attorney General Janet Reno is that the producers and distributors of this wretched material cannot be prosecuted unless children are depicted lasciviously engaging in sexual conduct and the material must include a visible depiction of the genitals or pubic area of the body [Richard Carelli (The Associated Press), Administration Softens Its Definition of Hard-Core Child Pornography, 23 Sep 1993].33 Reno has argued for what amounts to unprecedented and unconscionable interpretations of the exiting child pornography laws in order to prevent the Supreme Court from declaring such laws unconstitutional. This is a smokescreen to conceal the real agenda the legalization of child pornography under a warped and depraved interpretation of the First Amendment.34, vii
The moderate and far-right accused the Clinton administration of being soft on child porn.35 From the floor of the Senate came a resolution, passed by a vote of 100 to 0, condemning Dayss brief. Wilting under the heat, Bill Clinton quickly caved, sending a rebuke to the attorney general, Janet Reno, that denounced Dayss reading of the law. A few months later, when a seat came open on the Supreme Court, the solicitor general, whose name had been on every White House short list, was never seriously mentioned for the job.36
Saying the Justice Department has misread [the] child pornography law, more than 100 members of Congress asked for the right to argue in court on how the law should be interpreted. The lawmakers say no change in the law is necessary.37
Although candidate Clinton stated that aggressive enforcement of federal obscenity laws by the Justice Department particularly by the Child Exploitation and Obscenity section will be a priority in a Clinton-Gore administration, 38 statistics and other evidence demonstrate little or no prosecution of illegal pornography by the Reno Justice Department. Syracuse University report (TRAC, 1997) shows that obscenity prosecutions decreased 86% since Clinton and Gore were elected.
FBI Agent William P. Kelly worked for the FBI in Florida while Reno was an assistant district attorney and states attorney general of Dade County. Now retired, he remarked that Reno was never interested in taking on and prosecuting illegal obscenity, much to the delight of local porn peddlers.
Michael Berish was one of the lead officers in the City of Miami Police Departments vice unit. He retired from the police force in 1994. Within his jurisdiction, he noted that the majority of obscenity cases involved organized crime figures that were responsible for the interstate distribution of this material.
As a career police officer, he became frustrated when Reno absolutely refused (to him personally) to prosecute cases, even with the extensive evidence his department provided, with some even involving organized crime figures. This same pattern of not prosecuting illegal pornography is evident in the Clinton/Gore administrations DOJ.39
Whatever else she may be, Janet [Barbecue 40] Reno is consistent. She saves children wholesale, as she did at Waco,viii and she saves them retail, as she [was] determined to do with Elian Gonzalez.41, ix
In spite of Renos peculiar vision of the attorney generals duties and her appalling record, she has enjoyed nearly universal acclaim as the Clinton Administrations star Cabinet member.42 Janet Reno has gotten a free ride from the mainstream media who have refused to look at her checkered history of deceit, incompetence, and mayhem.43 In fact, Reno has a long history of causing civil disturbances, riots, and loss of life and property through bone-headed prosecutorial decisions.44
Her contributions of media-friendly stormtrooper tactics combined with modern TV shows like COPS and True Stories of the Highway Patrol served to remind the public of what would happen to them if they decided to turn off their TVs and take to the streets to protest things like wars, failing economies, and dismantling of the social welfare system.
For years people have laughed at the punch line, Im from the government and Im here to help you. When it comes to Janet Reno these words loose their humor and become frightening instead.46
Perhaps the most telling sign of Janet Renos value system can be found in the words on a plaque in her office at the Department Of Justice.
All furniture in this office was built by Federal Prison inmates. 47
One former army associate claimed that, in the army, Hitler was never promoted past lance corporal because of alleged pederastic practices. He also claimed that while in Munich, Hitler was guilty of offenses under Article 175 of the German military code which deals with pederasty.
All new employees at Walt Disney World are now subject to background checks, a policy quietly implemented after a Disney worker [with a fairly extensive criminal background] was arrested in the rape of a teen-age tourist. The expansion of background checks also comes as a book critical of park security went to press. Peter Schweizer, an author of Disney: The Mouse Betrayed, said the announcement is more than coincidence. A Disney spokesman said the book had nothing to do with the change. Thats something weve kicked around for a long time, said spokesman Bill Warren.*
Disneys security practices including its own police force, hidden cameras and holding cells have long been targeted by critics.
Under [Janet] Reno, the Justice Dept. took a relatively unaggressive stance on many law-enforcement issues, while pursuing a number of high-profile antitrust cases.
At Disneyworld [sic] in Florida, the President told an audience of editors and national TV, I am not a crook. (video)
John Mitchell, Attorney-General under Richard Nixon, was essentially a thug who was convicted of perjury, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice.
Pretty impressive for the nations top law enforcement officer. His loyalty was rewarded. Mr. Nixon, who promised, in the 1968 election, to restore law and order to America, greeted Mr. Mitchell with a party after he was released from prison.
The Senate and the House of Representatives must hear from you that you will not tolerate the legalization of child pornography.
The FBIs own behavioral scientists predicted disaster if David Koresh was pushed too hard. Sadly, that advice was ignored for political reasons, and 24 innocent children died as a result.*
[Janet] Renos attack at Waco is the ultimate example of child abuse.
Cuban law decrees that Elian must be taken from his family for long periods of time to be indoctrinated into the harsh communism of the Castro dictatorship, and taken from his family permanently if the state decides that his communist personality is not developing satisfactorily. The carefree little boy in tennis shoes and Disney tee shirts, whose life in Miami has been suffused with love, warmth and good times, will disappear into the maw of a brutal and remorseless state.*
[In 2003] three years have passed since Janet Reno ordered and executed the brutal raid of Miamis Little Havana community in search of Elian Gonzalez. Today, little Elian is a nine-year old Cuban boy under the control of a terrorist regime, thanks to back door deals between the Clinton Administration and Castro.
3 Steven Watts, The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997), p. 68.
6 Eliot, Uncle Walt, p. 48(8).
8 Michael Eisner: CEO - Walt Disney, at http://www.geocities.com/corporatecrime/Eisner.html.
9 Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer, Disney: The Mouse Betrayed; Greed, Corruption, and Children at Risk (Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publ., Inc., 1998), p. 276.
10 Hiaasen, Team Rodent, p. 9.
11 Schweizer and Schweizer, Mouse Betrayed, pp. 93, 114.
12 Anna Wright, Disney and Slave Labor, Immaculata High School Child Slave Labor News, at http://www.geocities.com/cslnews/articles/disney_slavelabor.htm; See also Dont Let Disney Cut & Run in Bangladesh! National Labor Committee, 2004, at http://www.nlcnet.org/campaigns/shahmakhdum/.
13 Jack Mingo, The Juicy Parts: Things Your History Teacher Never Told You About the 20th Centurys Most Famous People (New York: Perigee, 1996), p. 217.
15 Mingo, Juicy Parts, p. 219.
16 Mark North, Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy (New York: Carol & Graf Publ., Inc., 1991), p. 24.
17 Summers, Hidden Hoover, p. 221.
21 Editorial, The Power To Mend: Time state leaders stood up and acted, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 4 March 1998, p. A12.
22 Gloria Borger says Janet Reno wont win in Florida! Democratic Underground Forums, 5 Jan 2002, at http://www.democraticunderground.com/forum_archive_html/DCForumID22/1737.html.
23 The child terror, PBS, 1998, at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/terror/.
24 Did daddy do it: the miami method of prosecuting child abuse cases, PBS, 2002, at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/fuster/etc/miami.html.
26 Pornography: Poison of the Mind and Heart, Concerned Women for America, 1 June 1998, at http://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=1999&department=CWA&categoryid=pornography.
27 Col. Ronald D. Ray, Knox v. The United States: Legal Update, First Principles Press, at http://www.firstprinciplespress.org/pages/Knoxupdate.htm; See also Walter H. Schneider, Child porn must remain taboo, at http://forever.freeshell.org/chldporn1.htm; Kinsey — Consequences of the Sexual Revolution, Fathers for Life, at http://www.fathersforlife.org/kinsey2.htm.
28 Reverend Louis P. Sheldon, Chairman, Traditional Values Coalition, Victims Of Pornography Describe Trauma Of Sexual Abuse, at http://www.shalomjerusalem.com/culture/culture25.htm.
29 U.S. Shifts Stance in Court Appeals, The New York Times, 28 Sep 1993, CXLIII (49,468), p. A22; See also Andy McIlvaine, Local case may change obscenity law, The Digital Collegian, 22 Nov 1993; Child Pornography, AdultWebLaw, at http://www.adultweblaw.com/laws/childporn.htm; William E. Brigman, Politics and the Pornography Wars, Wide Angle 19.3, 1997, pp. 149-170.
31 Kinsey Consequences of the Sexual Revolution, Fathers For Life, 19 June 2001, at http://www.fathersforlife.org/kinsey2.htm; See also Col. Ronald D. Ray, Knox v. The United States: Legal Update, First Principles Press, at http://www.firstprinciplespress.org/pages/Knoxupdate.htm.
32 Lewis, The White House.
33 Focus on the Family Newsletter, January 1994, at http://www.associate.com/ministry_files/Other_Electronic_Texts/Focus_On_The_Family/fofn9401.shtml.
34 Gregory J. Rummo, Its Time Clinton Lived Up to His Pro-kid Rhetoric, 14 Feb 1994, at http://www.geocities.com/gregoryjrummo/clintonprokid.htm.
35 Sex and Kids Editorial and Commentary, Age of Consent, at http://www.ageofconsent.com/comments/numbersix.htm.
38 Brigman, Politics and the Pornography Wars, p. 163.
40 Ruby Ridge Updates -- What's Happening & What Can We Do? at http://www.ruby-ridge.com/; See also Ruby Ridge Updates -- What's New (1998)?, at http://www.ruby-ridge.com/whatsnew98.htm; Cliff Dirgo, What are we trying to accomplish? at http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/talkback/talkback_22961.html; Cryptography Manifesto - Domestic Wars, at http://www.euronet.nl/~rembert/echelon/crypto3.htm; [CTRL] [Armageddon-or-NewAge] ALERT!!!Global Govt Take Over, at http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg47436.html.
41 Wesley Pruden (The Washington Times), Consistency finds a jewel in Janet Reno, 11 April 2000, at http://22.214.171.124/CNews/y00/apr00/11e7.htm; See also Wesley Pruden, Consistency finds a jewel in Janet Reno, Jewish World Review, 11 April 2000, at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/pruden041100.asp.
43 Renos Heavy Hand in Elian Case Could Lead to Civil Unrest, NewsMax.com, 7 April 2000.
46 Jim Peron, Did Stephen King Invent Janet Reno? 17 April 2000, at FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/734855/posts.
47 A Brief History of Janet Reno, whatreallyhappened.com, at http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/ARTICLES/RENO.html.
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