Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Death Bed Confession Sheds New Light on Atomic White Wash

Duck Under Your Desk and Paint Your House

by Winsip Custer CWP News Service

Ever since John Adams, the second President of the U.S., successfully defended the British soldiers indicted for the deaths of protesters at the Boston Massacre using it, the death-bed confession, has held unequaled weight in American jurisprudence. "I have to get this off my chest," said William Sherwin James.

When William Sherwin James confessed on Friday February 11, 2011, ten days after his ninety-third birthday he painted a vivid, visual picture of the Cold War's psychological climate and its value in the manipulation of the American masses.  "Freud and the other mind-scientists had taught us that people are motivated best by extremes of pleasure or pain, rewards or fears.  The nuclear bomb was the most frightful experience a person could imagine.  The question was 'how can we put this fear to good use?'" said James.
"Einstein was dead-set against making a bigger bomb than was necessary to win World War II.  J. Robert Oppenheimer was as well.  They were the brains that made it all possible, but they wanted to put the discoveries to work for peaceful endeavors," said James from his death bed on  Friday, two days before he  succumbed to the effects of colon, esophageal and rectal cancer.

"Oppenheimer was targeted by the coal and big oil companies who were scared to death that he'd undermine their profits with cheap nuclear energy.  So they used the testimony of Kenneth Pitzer and William Liscum Borden to ruin his credibility with the help of Joseph McCarthy's Red Scare.  They branded Oppy a communist.  That saved their asses, but they saw a new opportunity to use our irrational fear of atomic bombs to get us all to shell out the bucks," said James.

"You notice that whenever you have a major breakthrough of this sort, the lesser brains come along and seek ways to profit off if it.  Like when Dr. Brinkley sold his goat-gonad sexual dysfunction surgery in his clinic near Mexico and Dr. Peter Philbin developed the 'Rabbit serum sexual success formula" for those men who didn't want slivers of implanted goat-gonads in their thigh or where Dr. Brinkley stuck it with full-blown FDA approval.  Anyway, the 1953-54 atomic bomb blasts were called Operation Upshot & Knothole.  Einstein and Oppenheimer called it Operation Dipshxx and Buxxhole, because they saw how the lesser minds were involved in it and thought it was like a bunch of vultures picking over their work for economic advantage."

"Einstein said, 'if this is Adam Smith's invisible hand at work I wish that hand would come over here and give me a few pumps.  To sleep, perchance to wet dream,'" said James.

The operation incorporated Military Effects Test also known as the Weapons Effects Test.  North of Las Vegas near Frenchman's Flat, May 9, 1953 was the first bomb test 520' above ground with 15 kilo-tons.  70 distinct tests under 9 headings provided what the government called 'signposts'.  "They were 'signpost' alright," said James.  "Advertising signs!"  They wanted enough tests to see what these weapons would do to every living creature and structure. The nucleonic behavior and fireball effects were filmed and from the film the National Paint, Lacquer and Varnish Association produced the film The House In The Middle.  "I'm so ashamed that I had a hand in producing that film, but I'm not ashamed that I told the Congressmen and Senators about it.  What I couldn't prove is that the big boys in the government had doused the houses on the ends with accelerants, but I always suspected it.  Especially after I found out that they had heavily invested in  paint company stock and lead mining companies in the weeks before the tests.  With the war over, they weren't selling as many bullets and needed to keep up the lead sales.  So they created a public relations and advertising campaign that helped the oil companies, the lead mining companies and paint and lacquer companies that would scare the jabeezees out of people, but help them to die in a nice looking freshly painted home that would give their kiddos brain damage from paint chips in the days after the bomb blast if the radiation didn't get them first.  I'm so ashamed.  Oil-based paint with bullet chips and sales fueled by a red hot fear of fryin'" said James who added "and it had to be a white house.  A nicely painted white house. But the airplane paint they tested didn't have to be white, only the houses.  Explain that to me will you, will you?  My parents lived in a nice little green and brown shot-gun number cause it didn't show the soot from the steel mill and refinery across the street in Pittsburgh.  You ever had a white car?  You have to wash that sucker all the time.  They sell more white paint than anything else.  More paint, more oil and lead."

From The National Paint, Lacquer and Varnish
Association's Ad-Film, The House
 In The Middle

 based on the U.S. Government
bomb tests at French Flats, Nevada
In response to the film The House in the Middle the Federal Government created The National Fix-up, Clean-Up, Paint-Up Bureau.  I attempted to contact the Sherwin-Williams Paint Company, a highly reputable paint manufacturer that dates back to 1866 to see if they had heard of Mr. James or of his concerns about the use of the film The House in the Middle.  I was told to contact Michael Melville Wood, the Yale and Phillips Academy educated classmate of George Walker Bush, an executive with Hanley & Wood Inc.  which publishes STIR Magazine for the paint industry.

"Get his take on my husband's  testimony," said Mr. James' wife, Millicent, who continued...  "I was attempting to stir a response from Congressman Darrell Issa to help investigate, but he had a possible problem with his company's factory fire back in 1982 and may not want to help shake free the documents that would lead to a lead/paint/bomb connection and to the National Fix-up, Clean-up, Paint-Up Bureau of the The National Paint Lacquer and Varnish Association's lucrative, but scarier-than-hell, ad campaign that used the movie The House In the Middle.

The National Fix-up, Clean-Up, Paint-Up Bureau

The Full Nuclear Blast Study Documentary

As one may expect from such an absurd premise, the National Clean Up-Paint Up-Fix Up Bureau was actually created by the National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association, an organization that had a vested interest in seeing Americans continue to build single-family homes and to paint those homes with frequency. As David Monteyne writes in his book, Fallout Shelter: Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War, "clearly drawing on the sort of urban planning research that was used to justify slum clearance, the film demonstrates how, in contrast to vulnerability of neglected neighborhoods, the tidy streets, yards, and living rooms of the middle class were spaces safe from the ravages of atomic urban renewal." -Mark Byrne

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