Barry & 'the Boys' by Bill Gallagher

Barry And The Boys
The CIA, The Mob, and Americas Secret History
Daniel Hopsicker

    This book traces a small group of people who have existed since World War Two and before, whose main goal is said to be Intelligence Gathering, although said intelligence is of such a nature as to be totally unavailable to the taxpayers, and sometimes, if not often, sensitive material is
classified for decades after the death of the concerned parties, then destroyed.  This type of information represents special interests of a very High Kind, and took a lot of doing by the perpetrators, which means lying, conniving, cheating, and most of all -- killing.  This subculture within America, this Spoooooky shadow government, has become so developed that it is not far off the mark to stipulate they actually control a large portion of the apparatus of government.  This is all spelled out plausibly and efficiently as we follow Mr. Hopsicker through his investigation.  For a long time now things have not been right in America.  Mr. Hopsicker does a good job of showing us why. Great care has been taken with the documentation that has been laid down in this 518 page book (Over 50 of the pages at the back are heretofore unpublished documents tying events together) and I am sure Daniel Hopsicker would agree that much of his work entailed chasing papers, a many times thankless and uninspiring activity at best, which can even turn dangerous on occasion.  Mr. Hopsicker plowed through the pitfalls and misleads like a
bull, while wisely making use of expert help along the way.  He worked hard at gleaning facts, and where conclusion is not possible he says so.  This is a necessary attribute in a researcher, because as a rule, nothing ever fits together perfectly in the real world, and if it all comes together too
perfectly on paper,  it is usually a fabrication.  Barry And The Boys is nothing like fabrication, it is a chronology of events with the paperwork to back it up.  Consider also that Great expenditure of taxpayer dollars has gone into the governments secrecy machine, to keep things secret, and it can then be understood what a formidable task it has become to pursue the truth in this country.  Without people like Mr. Hopsicker and those whose references he cites, we would be well into a form of Naziism unimagined even in Hitlers time.  They have had time to refine, you see?

    The book itself is fun to read, which is about the best thing I can ever say about any book.  If its fun to read, thats the best it can be.  Hopsicker has a sometimes biting humor, and one should expect this from a person who goes delving after truth.  There is a quote of Lilly Tomlins in the book, a poignant reminder of what truth seeking can lead to: "I get more cynical by the day, but I never seem to catch up", or something along those lines. Certain catch phrases appear at just the right time throughout the book also, barbs perhaps, bringing particular points home full circle in many different instances.  There were goosebumps on occassion.  For Real.  And never before have I read a more apt description of the American Viewing Public than in "Barry And The Boys", where Mr. Hopsicker refers to the poor deluded sheople of this nation, mesmerized by geegaws and flash, as "The chumps in the cheap seats".  Thanks Daniel.  Thats the type of thing that really gets around, and thats not bad at all.  Truth is Good. This book is valuable historic record, at a time when history has become mired in secrecy, advertising, public relations campaigns, and straight out propoganda.  It is interesting beyond belief, Barry And The Boys, and stays well away from theories, dealing only in evidentiary conclusions.  That, my friends, is enough by far, when poring over the evidence concerning this social phenomenon here in America today, something social scientists label the "Elite Deviant Class".  This book is about the people in this grouping within our society, this class of deviants, who believe the law is only for the little people, and can be modified at their whim, or broken at will. Its about your government, and how they really are, how things really are, unembellished and properly presented.  It is by no means pretty, but it doesn't have to be pretty to be the truth.

    Two words describe Daniel Hopsickers book "Barry And The Boys -- The CIA, The Mob, And Americas Secret History", and those two words are Valuable, and Important.  In my opinion the book should be in every library in America, from the high schools up.

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Bill Gallagher