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In the late 1970s Dennis Kucinich—later to become a legendary congressman and presidential candidate—served two years as mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to reading his terrific new book The Division of Light and Power I had heard rumors about his battle with the Cleveland franchise of the Deep State. But I had not realized the extent of Kucinich’s heroism.

“IN THE DIVISION OF LIGHT AND POWER, former Cleveland Mayor Dennis J. Kucinich (1977 – 1979), gives an unprecedented, fully documented insider’s account of his battle against a shadow city government which engaged in corporate espionage, sabotage, price-fixing, cut-throat competition, anti-trust activities, organized crime, and wholesale fraud. That is, until Kucinich, then America’s youngest big-city mayor at age 31, fought back, risking assassination attempts and the destruction of his personal life.”

In fact, Kucinich didn’t just risk assassination attempts—he survived three of them, as well as a fourth, open-ended plot in which he was stalked by a leading professional hit man for months. All because he stood up to the crooked banksters who own, run, and loot Cleveland, America, and much of the world.

Dennis Kucinich, who served as America’s youngest mayor at the time the events recounted in the book took place, now seeks to return to the Cleveland mayor’s office. If he wins, Kucinich will be America’s oldest mayor…as well as one of its most honest, competent, and courageous office-holders.

(Republished from Truth Jihad by permission of author or representative)
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  1. MarkU says:

    Dennis Kucinich is one of the very few decent people in American politics, he would have made a good president.

    • Replies: @RMM
  2. Ever since reading Taibbi’s review and interview with Kucinich, I’ve had the nagging feeling that I’m being expertly marketed to.

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have any reason to believe he’s not a crusader against corruption. He seems like exactly the kind of person that I’d like to have in office, in agreement or disagreement with. I hope he does well and inspires others.

    Still, this is a book tour for a candidate. It’s hard to read a story in which someone continually professes their virtues against all odds, especially knowing that it ends with them asking for your vote.

    Plus, any time that I think I’m being too cynical, it always turns out that I wasn’t being cynical enough.

  3. @Sollipsist

    My only issue with Dennis Kucinich is his unwillingness to tackle most red pill issues head-on. But I guess that’s why he’ll likely be back in the mayor’s office while I’ll still be doing Truth Jihad Radio ; – ) But seriously, he is able to do a lot of good by taking the approach he takes, and nearly got himself killed for it, so who am I to quibble.

    • Agree: Drapetomaniac
    • Replies: @barn moose
  4. Kucinich is my favorite Democrat. He was ‘best in show’ in the ’08 Primaries. But the Party was all a-twitter about their contest between a girl and a colored fella.

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  5. @WorkingClass

    My favorite Democrat is one who has been buried long enough so that only the bones remain.

  6. Lisa R. says:

    Enron’s Dirty Tricks

    ”As individual freedoms have been discarded for the illusion of collective security from ‘abnormal’ democratic rights. and one can do nothing but dig their own grave, as I am sure others will be doing sooner or later. If US energy policy were to be able to change, to adapt, the outcome could also. But this has never been, and is still not, a public policy. It is an inside deal, beyond the energy sector, and into the deepest pockets of finance, military strength, and a lack of knowledge of how the world has changed from the traditional model. I do not believe that this current geopolitical action will do anything to promote security, as it ignores the crown jewels of our electromagnetic society, as there is no knowledge of it, and no way to communicate about it, as it has been held back to keep traditional power structures intact. As much as it is energy companies, it is educational institutions, it is an entire cultural order that is in denial of its own lifeblood.”

    ”People will kill for this ‘secret’ to stay secret, I am sure. But truth doesn’t work that way, especially on a mass scale. While Enron may have enormous influence, it is only the very tip of an iceburg related to energy-influence and its role as a critical system in our civilization. Until we, as people, are able to discuss it, to think about it, to find new ways to approach it, we are left with the old system to blame and compete with and against. And it is only a losing battle, and may already have been lost, due to apathy and complacency and a simple life in a very complex world, where freedoms are a secondary issue to keeping things the way they once were, in a fiction represented as fact. If I go down, I hope others will rise to the occasion, as much as the opportunists in this ancient grab for power, and fight with their minds, with their intelligence, through peaceful and educational methods, to transform a bad situation into an opporuntity.”

    • Replies: @cohen
    , @bayviking
  7. Franz says:

    I lived in Cleveland when Dennis the Menace was mayor. Bit of a blast, bit of a bummer.

    Dennis had the habit of holding “summit conferences” with his people at Tony’s Diner on 117th Street, which is where the wife and I breakfasted back then. A fine little dive, and the sort of place a populist would find a comfortable meeting ground.

    It’s hard to hate a guy who agreed with Donald Trump on so many things and thinks war is a racket. He’s more of an “old time” democrat because the new ones ran him out. Seriously, they eliminated his district.

    Kucinich is where “left and right” stop meaning anything. Trump voters are Right Populists and Kucinish voters are Left Populist but, as both found out, they got the same enemies.

    That’s all there is to it: If international finance hates you as much as they hate The Donald or Dennis the Menace, you’ve got to be doing something right.

    • Replies: @A Non Y Mous
    , @cohen
  8. RMM says:

    He would have, yes. But precisely for that reason the money bags would never allow such a man to become POTUS, because he would fight them… They prefer weak and/or corrupt leaders.
    Unless the American people wake up and realise they have to organise and put good people in power, the country is certainly doomed.
    The money bags will destroy the country. Indeed, they have already destroyed much of its soul, and will eat the remaining part very soon if the people remain so insouciant or remain unaware of their power when acting together.

  9. saggy says: • Website

    Kucinich proves the total irrelevance of politicians.

  10. @Franz

    You nailed it (as you often do) with the Right/Left populist same enemies observation. Seriously, will the “Left alt-media” promote this book at all? I doubt it. Really interesting to hear about the breakfast diner pow-wows.

    Might be a public gathering system to try again. In spite of all the infiltrators that might show up, hey, there’s not much alcohol going on in the AM, which would hinder the age-old lobbyist trick, exposed in the Al-Jazeera (Israeli) “Lobby USA” documentary, of using “a lot of alcohol to get them to trust us”. Potential work-around of the boozy Epstein blackmail syndrome.

    I got to meet Dennis and shake his hand during the 2003/4 campaign. He was doing what he had to do, and was tired, but he looked you in the eye and didn’t wear a phony smile. He went to bars, clubs, and then filled the local YMCA auditorium and kept the crowd spellbound, no kidding, he was an incredible political performer. He may have been the last two-party guy who had mastered the “stump speeches” of old, speeches which sounded like he actually wrote them. In the old days, before amplification, the speaker had to keep the crowd engaged with drama and delivery (not to mention volume). Kucinich could do it.

    His attitudes towards the bumping-off attempts is very similar to another physically small (5’7) political giant in the Russian Federation, are very refreshing to hear. Can’t live life in fear as a coward… used to a lot more common to hear this in the United States. Old fashioned American guts are in dire need of ressucitation/comeback.

    Kudos to Kevin for another hour of first-rate radio.

  11. @Kevin Barrett

    My only issue with Dennis Kucinich is his unwillingness to tackle most red pill issues head-on.

    Because he knows it will be hung around his neck, marginalizing him.

    That this is still so easy to accomplish (like a reflex) speaks poorly of us as a people.

    • Thanks: Greta Handel
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  12. cohen says:
    @Lisa R.

    Thanks for reminding me I almost forgot about the site.
    I wish all these self proclaimed pundits, intellectuals, analyst who fit in the mold of an idiots go and learn from this site about critical thinking.

  13. Kucinich apparently isn’t Jew-wise. Why enrage Noseberg over a silly, do-nothing resolution?

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  14. cohen says:

    Donald Trump is power hungry and money worshiper who does not a have a shred of honesty, integrity, you can fill the rest with more adjectives in his bones/body. Yes it is true sometime he said things I happened to agree.with with. Dennis on the other hand is an honest man with integrity.

    Back in the days when great swindler Obama was selling his Obama care despite his promises of universal health coverage for Americans and despite the fact that both chambers of congress had Democrats majority. Dennis stood up for his principles. Obama took him on his Air Force one for a ride (the great swindler) to persuade him.

    My EX wife and me donated a few hundred dollars (forgot the amount?) for Dennis efforts for Universal coverage that he was unsuccessful. Guess what ? a few months later we got our money back from his office because the effort failed.
    Him, Ralph, Cynthia, Jewish Senator PAUL WELLSTONE , and many are the true Americans. Why dont we replace the useful idiots MLK statue with Paul Wellstone a reflection of honesty as a public service.

  15. Rehman says:

    I am so glad to see Dennis on this show and to learn his is running for Mayor in Cleveland.
    Thanks Kevin for your bold Truth Jihad slogan.
    Jihad is also to fight against your own, Temptations, Desires,…………… Not a physical fight as demonized in the West

    I noticed that you believe in the concept of Sufism. Which is proven through Quantum Mechanic concepts. Of course the great Barbarians Saudis who still are going through evolution process will hang you for talking about Sufism.

    I tend to disagree with your emphasis using the word IMAM. These so called imams are not imams. not even close. What I learned imam is someone who leads the prayer. Period.
    If you have a group of people and the questions comes who is going to lead the prayer which is responsible job. People tend to shy away in humility. The selection is based up age, wisdom, knowledge and character.

    It is not a title or money making machine. I am not a religious person. One thing I like about Islam or may be Christianity that you can challenge imam about his teachings or his word. Use Quran as a guide. Screw him. There are so many things that are not covered in Quran but these fake imams misguide ordinary people in believing it as Furz.

    Hey I enjoyed Casablanca and Tangier on a recent trip. Daniel Craig has a house in Qasba area in Tangier with a nice Atlantic view. Blue city, Red city, and Sahara very soon. Women cab drivers in an Islamic country like Morocco. Can you imagine a woman cab driver in US. You got to be kidding me.

  16. JackOH says:

    Kevin, thanks.

    Lived in Cleveland briefly in the mid-1970s a few years before Mayor Kucinich took office. I also read casually of his difficulties while they were occurring in the late 1970s.

    . . . a shadow city government which engaged in corporate espionage, sabotage, price-fixing, cut-throat competition, anti-trust activities, organized crime, and wholesale fraud. That is, until Kucinich, then America’s youngest big-city mayor at age 31, fought back, risking assassination attempts and the destruction of his personal life.

    That sounds about right. I’ve praised UR several times for identifying criminal behavior as an important and mostly unrecognized driver of political decision-making in the United States. Even if the leading players in the deep state or our metropolitan “deep cities” choose not to play the “crime card”, you’d better believe it’s in the deck.

  17. bayviking says:
    @Lisa R.

    Our country hasn’t always been this way. Friedman and Hayek selling free markets, as if it meant freedom and prosperity for everyone, then reinforced viciously by Thatcher and Reagan have sought to give government a bad name. In this way Wall Street sets policy for their own benefit instead of government fulfilling it’s responsibility to promote the general welfare.

    Parking meters, the post office, schools, roads, water, electricity and the telephone used to be regulated for the common good. Managed fairly to promote the general welfare. But today there is nothing but relentless pressure to privitize everything for the benefit of a ruling class.

  18. He’s a dirty steenkeen leftist. Therefore evil by definition.

  19. I have no idea why h is a Liberal given his sincere convictions and honesty. And for someone so deeply invested in the human condition to improve the same —

    I remain dismayed on his position regarding the murder of children in the womb.

  20. AJ says:

    The organized crime syndicates that have always controlled government will always take out their opposition, like President Kennedy, his brother Bobby and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  21. @Sollipsist

    Your instincts are correct. Cynicism is warranted. However on the other side of the equation, you can’t get far without marketing in our system. Everyone- Trump, Biden, Tulsi Gabbard, Rand Paul- they’re all forced to be a goddamn ‘brand’. In a way it was always thus but now it’s gotten so scientifically honed that it’s unavoidable that a guy like Kucinich has to write one of these ‘ here’s what’s wrong with the system and here’s how we fix it’ – books. With a lot of ‘It’s a helluva start/It can be made into a monster if we all pull together as a team.’ type stuff. All these folks do it. This guy probably at least participated in writing his.

    • Agree: Sollipsist
    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  22. @barn moose

    I quit watching TV and voting in Red+Blue national elections before 2008. But Mr. Kucinich has always seemed like a relatively genuine and interesting politician, the complement to Ron Paul. So, I pressed on the video …

    What a painfully obvious, scripted hit on Kucinich and marketing of Mr. Obama. That people take these “journalists” and “debates” seriously is saddening.

    • Replies: @barn moose
  23. He had a shit HOT smokin’ redhead girlfriend back 10 or 15 years back, easily 30 years his junior. That dude got more pussy down in DC than George Stephanopoulos back then, and that’s saying something. Real hose monster. Kudos! Men live for younger pussy. He got all he wanted.

  24. ziggurat says:

    I’ve always been a big supporter and admirer of Kucinich. I loved the friendship with his Republican counterpart Ron Paul, who were often the only 2 anti-war votes on many bills.

    Yet, I’ve always been irritated and baffled with his pro-mass-immigration stance. He had this righteous conviction that any limits on immigration are a human rights violation.

  25. Traddles says:

    The book blurb mentions “anti-trust activities” as if it’s a bad thing. We could use some major anti-trust action now, against Big Tech and other huge corporations. I don’t deny that Kucinich was confronted by some bad corruption, but what’s this anti-trust stuff all about with relation to Cleveland?

    • Replies: @JackOH
  26. @Sick of Orcs

    Harley Gross, chairman of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, wrote that Kucinich’s stance was

    a clear indication of either a lack of understanding of Israel’s enemies on your part or, and we hope that this is not the case, an antipathy toward Israel.”

    Perfect encapsulation of Brenton Sanderson’s essay on Jewish victimhood

    “You either validate our Jewish sense of perpetual victimhood or you are an anti-semite.”

  27. JackOH says:

    Agree, that blurb was badly worded, mashing together presumably legal “cutthroat competition”, “anti-trust activities”, which is the lawful stuff our government does and has been doing for the last century when it feels so moved, with criminal activity. Somebody goofed. I wanted to mention it, but I just had time for a quick comment. Thanks.

    • Thanks: Traddles
    • Replies: @Kevin Barrett
  28. @JackOH

    The blurb should have said “antitrust violations” but the meaning is still clear from the context.

    • Agree: JackOH
  29. @Greta Handel

    Kucinich has always seemed like a relatively genuine and interesting politician, the complement to Ron Paul

    Honorable pragmatists?

    Each may choose the hill they want to die on (if so inclined) – ‘dying’ now less literal than virtual, it seems…

  30. @Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg

    Agreed, and not just because I have a soft spot for classic Floyd.

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