A review of Popsicle Man by Kenneth Anton
by Kevin Barrett, TruthJihad.com
[Listen to my interview with author Kenneth Anton here.]
The expression “conspiracy novel” is almost tautological. In fiction, unlike in life, mainstream publishing houses and film and TV studios – and the readers and viewers whose tastes they have shaped – recognize that conspiracies are ubiquitous. If you check out the latest thriller, you will probably find that powerful forces are indeed conspiring.
Unfortunately, most of the conspiracies in fiction do not really help their audiences understand and cope with the biggest and nastiest of the real-world conspiracies. Perhaps that is because fiction’s main role is to help us escape from our troubles rather than deal with them head-on. And when fiction does take on a horrific real-world conspiracy – as the film version of V-for-Vendetta took on the 9/11 false-flag atrocity – it often re-processes and disguises the source material in the same way dreams re-process and disguise disturbing or devastating waking life events. The result may be great art, and it may even have a psychological healing effect. But by respecting the taboo against plain speaking, fiction like V-for-Vendetta helps keep the truth about events like the 9/11 inside job immured in the unconscious mind of much of the public.
Kenneth Anton’s new novel Popsicle Man, like Oliver Stone’s film JFK, shreds the taboo against plain speaking and helps a half-buried conspiracy emerge into the light of day. The conspiracy Anton speaks plainly about is the meta-conspiracy behind events like the JFK assassination and 9/11.
That meta-conspiracy, of course, is the global takeover attempt by a cabal of international bankers dedicated to building the New World Order. It has been admirably summed up by one of its chief architects, David Rockefeller : “We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National autodetermination practiced in past centuries…We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
If you are not yet convinced that a bankster cabal is mounting a stealth world takeover attempt, I would recommend reading John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, followed by some Eustace Mullins, G. Edward Griffin, Benjamin Freeman, Carroll Quigley, and Ellen Brown. And once you have learned that the Zionist entity occupying Palestine was created by the Rothschild family and its New World Order associates, you can find the truth about Israel’s unsavory history in Alan Hart’s Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews.
But if you’re pressed for time, just read the novel Popsicle Man. It summarizes the New World Order material clearly and accurately, and presents it in the context of a gripping thriller.
Popsicle Man tells the story of the first cryogenically-frozen human to be thawed out and revived. Frozen in the 1970s, brought back to life in today’s post-9/11 USA, the hero notices that the world seems to be going to hell, and wonders why. His research naturally leads him to the New World Order conspiracy – and to a commitment to join the millions of others who are waking up and preparing to overthrow the bankster elite.
Popsicle Man’s plot-line reverses the usual science fiction scenario, which holds up a near-future funhouse-mirror image of contemporary reality. HG Wells, for example, sent his time traveler to a future world in which humanity had bifurcated into a surface-dwelling effete elite, and an underground “working class” of brutal, cannibalistic trolls – an obvious critique of the class relations of Wells’ own day. Likewise, Philip K. Dick’s near-future worlds were bad-acid-trip distortions of his 1950s through 1970s California present. This trick – the future as caricature of the present – is the most common strategy of science fiction writing social critics.
Popsicle Man has a man from the recent past wake up in the present and ask what has gone wrong. It is a powerful and unusual conceit: Rip Van Winkle as social critic and alternative historian. It is especially appropriate today, when Americans’ faith that the future will always be better than the present, and the present always better than the past, is being profoundly shaken.
Woody Allen’s film Sleeper also features a Rip Van Winkle hero waking up in the New World Order:
If Popsicle Man has a flaw, it is that the characters in general, and the hero in particular, are painted flat-and-stark, without any oblique strokes suggesting irrational quirkiness or poetic depth. Yet this strategy works perfectly with the political-historical material, which is also presented with almost unnatural clarity. A Marxist might even say that such an approach to depicting human character strips away the mystifications, revealing how people are the product of their societies’ histories. Though my own taste in Marxist writing leans toward poets like Brecht and Neruda, who open up vistas on rich inner worlds, I did find Popsicle Man‘s characters engaging enough to keep me reading and caring what happened to them.
Literary questions aside, Popsicle Man is an unusually readable, lucid summary of the New World Order banksters’ attempt to orchestrate global tyranny through violence and subterfuge. It will not only satisfy the so-called conspiracy buffs, but also could serve as an excellent introduction to the topic for anyone who has not yet explored it.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.
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