John Judge Interview Videos

by Scott Creighton

“I tell people you can call me a conspiracy theorist if you call everyone else a coincidence theorist,” John P. Judge

Johnnie Favorite recommended I take a look at the work of John P. Judge, an independent researcher and activist for decades. John resume of resistance, real resistance, is long. Dates back to his teens really. His entire life was dedicated to exposing the inner workings of the Deep State and countering their endless barrage of propaganda.

“John Judge was a co-founder of 911 CitizensWatch, a grassroots watchdog group demanding transparency and a thorough investigation by the National Commission on Terrorist Acts Upon the United States. John was also a co-founder of Committee for an Open Archives, Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA), and the Committee for High School Options and Information on Careers, Education and Self-Improvement (CHOICES), a group countering military recruitment in the schools and providing civilian alternatives. John was on the board of the Washington Peace Center and was an activist opposing war, racism and militarism since the 1960s. John was an independent researcher and lecturer on political assassinations, covert operations, hidden history, and the rise of fascism in America, and made himself available as a speaker for presentations, forums, and media interviews” Radical (dot) org

John passed away in 2014 at the age of 66. Cynthia McKinney wrote this about John in 2012. It’s high praise coming from someone with as much character as she has:

“… John Judge is a researcher: inside John’s brain is a compendium of government policies, programs, and actions that have profoundly affected the way our government works. Ignorance of what John researches impedes the fullest exercise possible of citizenship in this country. Every U.S. citizen should be aware of what John researches. But because John is not a Member of the academy, and does not publish in academic journals, John Judge is perhaps one of the most important unknown historians of our generation…” Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia says in the video below:

“Assassination takes place all the time. Political assassination. Character assassination. And worse. And in just one reading of the Cointelpro papers, you can see all the different forms of political assassinations they use” Cynthia McKinney

How true is that? How relevant is it today as the red-baiting New McCarthyites scream new “Trump is owned by Russia!!!” propaganda daily?

You can find a record of some of John Judge’s writings, here.

“I agree with Ishmael Reed who says in Mumbo Jumbo, “The real history of the world is a history of competing conspiracies.” John J. Judge

Remarkably, he was so influential as a researcher and “conspiracy theorist”, John garnered a sort of obituary in the Washington Post when he passed away.

“Through years of investigation and activism, Mr. Judge developed a devoted following in the community of skeptics who question official or commonly accepted narratives of the past. He co-founded and directed the Coalition on Political Assassinations, an organization whose activities include investigating the deaths in the 1960s of John Kennedy, his brother Robert F. Kennedy, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and black nationalist leader Malcolm X. News outlets, with some frequency, featured Mr. Judge and his work.

He turned his Washington home into a repository of thousands of volumes and documents on political assassinations and other matters, supporting himself over the decades through odd jobs and fundraising work. He was once described as a “professional conspiracist,” but he considered himself an “alternate historian,” according to his Web site,

“I tell people you can call me a conspiracy theorist if you call everyone else a coincidence theorist,” Mr. Judge quipped to the publication National Journal.” Washington Post

Unlike a lot of the so-called “alternative” researchers and activists out there today, John wasn’t former CIA or NSA or NASA or career military. In fact, he led a program to help young underprivileged kids find ways to plan their futures WITHOUT joining the army.

Why shoot Reagan? Because there are divisions within the class. Because the class is not monolithic. Because you ascend Bush into 6 terms.” John Judge

As far as I can tell, his life was dedicated to activism and research in pursuit of the better country and world so many of us envision.

“An avid public speaker, Judge never spoke about himself but rather, humbly retained a tireless devotion to the search for truth beyond the official government or mainstream media record. Until his final days, Judge was a seeker of truth and justice of the first order. He is irreplaceable in the annals of serious research and documentation.” Assassination of JFK

Below the fold there are 4 videos. The first three come from Assassination of JFK Youtube channel. The last is an open forum discussion with Cynthia McKinney.

John Judge Speaks Part 1 – 2002

John Judge Speaks Part 2- 2002

John Judge Speaks Part 3 – 2002

Political Assassinations & Their Relevance Today – 2012

Cynthia mentions Ward Churchill’s The Cointelpro Papers. You can find the full publication, here in PDF form.

8 Responses

  1. Never heard of him until the comment on this blog. I listened to his talk last night:

    I liked him. There was no false note in his talk but there are some topics he did not mention. I wonder how he is on Israel issue.

    I was surprised to see the obituary in WaPo.

  2. Cynthea McKinney is an American heroine.

  3. However, John Judge held to a nonsense account of what happened on 9/11. He maintained in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary that two hijacked airliners brought down 3 steel-frame hi rises, and accused those who explained the destruction of the WTC towers as the results of controlled demolitions of being disinformation agents. He was confronted by a 9/11 researcher at a talk he gave in Oakland, and responded to her by belittling her knowledge of physics, only to find out that she had a degree in … architecture. He proved himself ignorant of the most basic laws of physics. Why?

    • did not know that. thanks

    • Yes, Judge has put out a lot of very interesting information that is generally worth checking out, but there were problems too. It has been quite a while and I have forgotten a lot of it, but as I recall there were several things which called his seemingly good work, his relationships, integrity, and what interests he really served, into question. Some quite smart people thought he was a limited hang out guy, and they were probably not off base to suspect it.

      Judge had worked with Mae Brussell for quite some time as I recall and so he had a fair amount of cred from that association, but later things got a bit sketchier with him – his 9-11 stance and other odd doings really made him seem either an unusually poor analyst as jstrahl above mentions, or perhaps a dishonest one with an unseen agenda.

      I have forgotten the details, but as I recall his mother was a high level person at he Pentagon involved in the financial end of military operations, and she had high level access. I also seem to recall him saying he was from a multi-generation military family, but I may be mistaken about that.

      As I recall, some fairly well known conspiracy researchers (I forget who) thought Judge had some interesting information, but appeared to not be entirely trustworthy.

      • A couple things: first, yes, he admits right off the bat that both parents were civilian employees of the Pentagon. 9/11 involved a strike on the Pentagon and numbers of civilian employees who were killed (accountants mainly looking into the missing 2.3 trillion to be more specific). He got one thing wrong that I noticed right off the bat and that was him saying the majority of people reportedly killed at the Pentagon were civilian contractors working on the renovation OUTSIDE the building. Not true. I showed a map of the locations of each of the people killed on the ground that day and by far, something like 98%, were killed INSIDE the building, INSIDE those offices. He also failed to mention the fact that the renovation was in fact a process to strengthen the exterior walls and that was the ONLY section of the building that the process was completed and it just HAPPENED to be the only section directly hit by the “plane”

        You know, I can kind of understand his possible reluctance to delve too deeply into that event. His parents being civilian employees, I am sure he had many family friends who were there that day or retired after spending their entire careers at the place. I don’t know if his parents were still alive at the time, but opening up that can of worms could have caused them a good measure of discomfort with their friends if he had done so. Not to mention potential issues with their pensions and so forth. So, I kinda get that. If they were still alive. Since he died at 66 I would imagine he had some time after their passing to correct the record, but again, he grew up with a number of Pentagon employees aside from his parents, so its probably a subject he was reluctant to cover too deeply.

        That said, I posted some work of his that I thought was valid and insightful. That’s not too say I endorse everything he’s done or agree with all of it.

    • Judge is interesting but similar to Prouty in that it sounds decently honest but you can’t help doubting you’re getting the whole story or the exactly correct story.

  4. Dave McGowan exposed this guy as a blatant liar some years ago, especially for his 9/11 articles talking about some flight attendant “friend” of his who apparently was a crime-fighting super-heroine, without the colorful spandex suit. Excellent reading, if you can still find it out on the web.

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