From the cover of his book, he stares at you in a very compelling way. Personally, I'd never heard of Tony Brown despite claims on the book jacket that he is the host of the longest-running public affairs program on the US' Public Broadcasting System (PBS). The jacket also claims that he is "one of 'the one hundred most important radio talk show hosts in America'". (Those familiar with talk radio in the US can draw their own conclusions about the significance of that distinction.
Mr. Brown recently authored a book titled "Empower The People - A 7-Step Plan to Overthrow the Conspiracy That Is Stealing Your Money and Freedom".
Examining the cover, one reads about 'conspiracy' and 'survival' but you're left to buy the book in order to find out what this huge conspiracy is. Want to know?
It's the "Illuminati Ruling Class Conspiracy" and just so you don't miss it, those words appear on nearly every single page of the book. (Think we're exaggerating? Check it out! It might not appear on every page, but there are many pages where you'll find it two or three times. Mr. Brown apparently doesn't want readers to fail in their understanding of what he's discovered.)
Drawing on books like Gary Allen's seminal work "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" which stirred the United States in 1971 (after the McCarthy trials had begun to fade from memory), Mr. Brown also relies on such authors as - who else - Albert Pike and Edith Starr Miller along with 1797 Scottish historian John Robison, anti-Mason William Schnoebelen, and the lies of Jim Shaw. It's a veritable potpourri of boogey-men. His special section on Year2000 problems ignores the major figures relative to that particular issue, however!
It's impossible to find where in the book the 'problem' of Freemasonry is clearly defined but the entire work rails against it. Published in mid-1998, Mr. Brown makes statements like "Most of these distinguished Freemasons still living are members of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, and none of them would be allowed to visit most White lodges without risking punishment." (You can read about that particular issue here.)
Appealing to his readers, he states, "Masonic racism can only survive in the church of the Devil. Come out of here, my Black brothers." Liberally quoting from Jim Shaw (who lied about his own Masonic credentials) as part of his 'justification' in seeing this great conspiracy, we find it curious that not a single book which would in any way refute any of the fantasies imagined has been referenced.
In the Acknowledgments section, Mr. Brown states "In my opinion, this book represents a new literary genre that will make money because it tells the truth, despite the predictable opposition and omission of the Establishment-controlled media and its covert agents. This is a part of the evil I am committed to expose."
Decide for yourself but please, don't waste $24 US dollars on this paranoia wrapped in a black blanket for comfort!
Mr. Brown's web site, incidentally where you'll learn all about the importance of computing and Internet skills, had this information on August 3, 1998 (note that date as you refer to the information below):
We haven't seen the lines - but then again, we didn't know who Tony Brown was before this either.
We hope you'll forgive our lapse into sarcasm but the idea of a radio announcer using his so-called 'knowledge' to bait others of his race into such a transparent scam using Freemasonry as the scapegoat is, we feel, worthy of a fair amount of scorn. The Black community has often been the victim of such scams; this is yet another!
We hadn't seen or heard much from Mr. Brown for quite some time so on Christmas Day, 2001, we dropped by his website to see what was new. Not too much, really. We were impressed, we must admit, by the new 'look and feel' and thought that the classes he sells dealing with home page creation might be showing promise - until we arrived at his page listing his upcoming speaking engagements. Yes, at Christmas, it listed his schedule for the prior July 28th through September 25th with two of the dates in September being shown as tentative. Guess the course doesn't cover the need for frequent updating.... Now certainly we don't update this site as much as we'd like but then again, we aren't trying to encourage folks to come to our paid appearances either.
We've gone back for another look and Mr. Brown is certainly pushing his 'college affiliation' via a blog and a newly redesigned website. Not much about the evil Freemasons or multi-level marketing any more - but who knows. Things change rapidly on the web.
Just click on "Prince, the Search Dog" to find things on our site. He's on every page and he'll take you directly to our search form where you can see if we've written about whatever it is you're interested in. Prince has a great memory; he always remembers where things are!
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