Chuck Baldwin
Thank you, governor
By Chuck Baldwin
January 15, 2010

Former Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, and Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura, recently launched a new television show on the truTV (formerly known as Court TV) cable channel. The first episode debuted on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. And the final episode of this season aired this past Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

Here is the official web site for truTV's Conspiracy Theory:

According to press reports, 1.6 million viewers watched the premiere episode on December 2, which set a record for the network. I was one of those viewers. And I've seen each of this first season's 7 episodes.

Predictably, mainstream critics have universally condemned the series. Linda Stasi of The Washington Times said the show is "Mindless, good fun and a hoot to watch aging action stars still taking action." Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times said, "Whatever truth is out there, it's filtered here through what is arranged more as an adventure series than a documentary."

First of all, let me state up front that I typically disdain "reality" shows. The only ones that are any good are Les Stroud's Survivorman and Bear Grylls' Man vs. Wild (and I really enjoy both of those programs). The rest of the so-called "reality" shows are junk, as far as I'm concerned (okay, I did enjoy watching a few episodes of Ice Road Truckers).

Contrary to the rants of modern critics, however, Ventura's Conspiracy Theory is not "reality" television or "mindless, good fun." It is better investigative reporting than anything I've seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN or FOX NEWS in a long, long time.

For the most part, the mainstream media have become lackeys and lap dogs for the established political order and the powerful potentates that control it. Yes, I'm saying it: we have a tightly controlled mainstream media in America today (especially at the national level). Reporters are told what to report (or more fittingly, what NOT to report) and how to report it; and any reporter or journalist who dares to step outside the box will quickly be unemployed. And for those of you journalists and reporters who are reading this right now, if you smirk at what I just said, why don't you try it and see what happens? Anything that challenges the establishment's order is totally off-limits. Every reporter and journalist working for the establishment media knows where the "third rail" is — and they avoid it at all costs. And the cost is TRUTH.

No wonder the critics hate Ventura's show: here was the first season episode lineup (taken from its web site):

Week One: HAARP

Is it a communications research project or a doomsday weapon that can change the weather, shoot satellites out of orbit — and trigger mind control across the globe? Jesse Ventura and his team head north to a remote region of Alaska to confront the military installation called HAARP.

Week Two: 9/11

Jesse Ventura steps into America's most controversial conspiracy by challenging the 9/11 Commission Report and searching for evidence that the September 11th attacks may have been an inside job. At the urging of victims' families, he finds witnesses who claim the towers were brought down by explosives, the missing black box flight recorders were actually recovered and ground control knew the hijackers were in the cockpits before the jets took off.

Week Three: Global Warming

Whether global warming is real or not, it's believed some people are using the issue to make billions of dollars, start a one-world government and control our lives, from the cars we drive to the foods we eat. Jesse Ventura starts with Al Gore and goes far beyond as he uncovers the evidence that leads to one man thought to be behind the global warming conspiracy.

Week Four: Big Brother

Big Brother is watching and it's not who you think. Jesse Ventura's investigation of government surveillance on its citizens tears the lid off a nationwide program that is thought to turn local businessmen and office workers into spies, snooping on their neighbors and ratting on their friends in exchange for information and special privileges from the FBI — including, some charge, a "license to kill."

Week Five: Secret Societies

They're thought to be a group of the world's elite who meet once a year at a luxury hotel and decide how they will run the world. It's believed they plan to thin out the population through disease — and vaccines. Jesse Ventura infiltrates the Bilderberg Group.

Week Six: Manchurian Candidate

Authors and experts warn that forces within the government have revived a program that uses mind control techniques to turn ordinary citizens into programmed assassins. This real-life Manchurian Candidate seems outlandish — until Jesse Ventura searches for the evidence and goes face-to-face with a man who claims he's one of the killers.

Week Seven: Apocalypse 2012

It's believed that the world is heading for disaster in 2012 and the government is preparing to save and protect the elite — while leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves. Jesse Ventura investigates claims of top secret underground bunkers being built in places ranging from the Nevada desert to the White House, including the largest, now under construction beneath a major metropolitan airport.

As one can easily see, each of these topics is a "third rail" to the vast majority of the mainstream media — especially at the national level. Yet, Ventura (and truTV) had the guts to tackle these topics head-on. And he broached each investigation with a deliberate professionalism and dogged determination befitting a Navy SEAL.

As far as I am concerned, anyone who believes that there is no concerted effort — no conspiracy, if you please — by wealthy and powerful individuals to steal our liberties and turn us into slaves and serfs is totally not paying attention, or is in a psychotic dream world of denial, or is a compliant partner with the conspiracy.

How Christians, especially, can doubt the existence of a devilish conspiracy to trample not only our freedom, but also our faith, is doubly disconcerting. Does not Scripture plainly warn, "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us." (Psalms 2:1-3 KJV)

Christians, of all people, should be the first ones to join in fighting against the promoters and purveyors of this devilish New World Order that is wreaking havoc upon our country. That so many of them are not is a stain against the Church — of gargantuan proportions!

Did Ventura get every jot and tittle perfect? Probably not. Given the depth of the corruption and cover up that has gone into the promotion and implementation of the matters discussed — not to mention the limited time and resources available to Ventura and his small staff — that he was able to dig up the amount of testimony and material that he did was absolutely amazing.

I anxiously await the arrival of the entire first season on DVD. I suggest you obtain a copy as soon as they are available, as well, because this program will probably face the same fate as the CBS program JERICHO: swift cancellation. The powers that be are adamantly opposed to the light of truth shining on their dark desires and draconian designs. If you doubt that, get this:

"In a lengthy academic paper, President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban 'conspiracy theorizing.'

"Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud.

"Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate [I'm sure they already do] 'extremists who supply conspiracy theories' to disrupt the efforts of the 'extremists' to propagate their theories."

See the whole report at:

In the coming Brave New World currently being manufactured by today's globalists, even believing "conspiracy theories" might soon be illegal. Do you really think they will let patriots such as Jesse Ventura continue to awaken people to what's going on? So, you'd better get the DVDs while you can (and if you can).

In the meantime, Thank you, Governor. It was a job well done!

© Chuck Baldwin


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