Interview 2: Allan Weisbecker

James Tracy interviews author, filmmaker, and lifetime surfing enthusiast Allan Weisbecker on the weekly interview program, Checkin’ It Out. The two discuss a variety of topics, including intellectual freedom, the doublethink phenomenon especially peculiar to America’s professional elite, and the curious impact events like the JFK assassination and 9/11 continue to have on public discourse and political life.

Weisbecker is the author of the classic titles, Cosmic Banditos (NAL Trade 1986), In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer’s Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road (Tarcher 2001), and Can’t You Get Along with Anyone? A Writer’s Memoir (Bandito Books 2007). He has also recently released a fascinating new film that he has been working on since 2007, Water Time: Surf Travel Diary of a MadMan. The film may be viewed free online by contacting Weisbecker via his website at banditobooks.com.

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“Allan Weisbecker pulls off something in his movie I couldn’t even imagine before I saw it,” writes journalist Jon Rappoport.

With his beloved dog, Honey, and his surfboard, he goes on the road across America, moves south of the border, his laptop loaded with evidence that the US government has been lying to the people for the past 50 years about every pivotal event in our history, and he confronts lawyers and ex-pats and dropouts and people on the side of the road with this evidence and he records their reactions extensively, and we finally see what the resistance is all about. (Rappoport’s Review of Water Time.)

“This film is an odyssey of truth, which operates at several levels, using music, cascading imagery, and recorded interviews,” Professor David Ray Griffin notes. “The scenery is beautiful, the music eclectic, and the message compelling – a message reflecting anguish at the bogus pretexts for war.”

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