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We are a relief organization in the disaster zone formerly known as journalism.
There are many Substacks and content streams that might get you part of the way there. I go the whole distance with you — and then a little more.
Dear Friend and Reader:
Journalism is a disaster area right now. The corporate press, social media, and much of the alternative press — it’s largely the same thing: agendas, “half-truths,” paid sponsorships, follow the leader, and fig-leaf editorial positions designed to seem reasonable but not offend you.
Are you wondering how 2020 happened? It would not have, had the press done its job.
I have a different concept of news reporting. Investigative journalism starts with the investigation and then reveals its full and complete findings. It is not beholden to a viewpoint. It does not pander to readers. There is no room for secret funding. The truth is not for sale. If one makes “enemies” by getting the story right, so be it.
I think you are one of the people who understands the importance not just of day-to-day reporting, but of two other things. One is the long-term preservation of the record, through projects like the chronology and our document archive. The other is providing training to the next generation of journalists. That is the core mission of Chiron Return, the nonprofit associated with Planet Waves FM. And along the way, we provide you with the results of our excellent work.
Tonight, a new subscriber and former journalist from the classical era wrote to me:
I've been following the "no-virus" discourse since March 2020, and it is seeming more and more to be at the crux of not just our understanding of ourselves in terms of our health (what really makes us sick, and how much responsibility and agency we have in our own wellness) but of a huge shift that is now available to us in understanding how we operate as human beings on every level.
If you want substantiation of what I politely call the “missing virus problem,” please check this article.
This issue is not nearly as absurd as it seems. It is a technical matter that is illuminated by careful review of the scientific literature. Doing so opens up an important new discussion. Many presenters who are fully aware of the problem are pandering to their readers, concealing the known facts and trying to seem like “reasonable people” so you don’t get offended. Therefore, they don’t ask the real questions.
Please make a difference. You actually do.
Your contributions to Chiron Return go entirely toward holding up the structures that make our work possible. I have plans: more interns, trainees, and focused journalism workshops (online and in person); and a professional broadcast studio, among them. We need writers assigned to specific issues — including AI, the whole UFO business, and economic issues.
In training new journalists, we are not only paying forward; we are preserving artisan skills and doing what we can to ensure that the very concept of journalism persists.
(Even our notion of a feature story is as good as they get.)
Subscribers to this Stack currently provide half our fledgling budget. That is amazing, after just one year publishing here.
The Coin and the Chronology
Let’s fill in the rest. If you pay ahead for a one-year subscription, I will send you a Chiron Return challenge coin (designed by me, see image above). Sign on for a founding membership and I’ll send the coin and a printed copy of the chronology (it’s much better on paper — 194 pages in that form, obviously a masterpiece of research and intellectual integrity, ready for your markup).
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You may contribute through this Substack, or our donation portal, by crypto or by paper. Reply to this email if you would like to become a major donor and direct your sponsorship toward a specific purpose.
Thank you for your support. We are grateful for every donation, and promise to use it wisely and with courage.
Let’s do it!