As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know.

~Donald H. Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense


The Political Epidemiology Institute's top priority has been the ongoing development of an effective prototype to combat a new type of domestic warfare: psychological bio-terrorism which uses a new strain of a lethal mind virus.

The CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service as well as their Special Pathogens Branches have aided as partial models for the prototype. Also vitally important has been the Rand Corporations continual research into the intricacies of web war and the planning, strategies, and tactics required in the formation of a countervailing force.

As early as 1980 in Friendly Fascism by Bertram Gross and again in 2005 in Against the New Authoritarianism by Henry Giroux to the recent comments by Cornell West concerning the danger of crypto-fascism, we have been continually warned of the threat to democracy here in America. The Italian author, Umberto Eco warned in Eternal Fascism: "Ur-Fascism can come back under the most innocent of disguises. Our duty is to uncover it and to point our finger at any of its new instances."

Earlier President Roosevelt warned in 1938 that "if American democracy ceases to move forward as a living force, seeking day by day and night by night peaceful means to better the lot of our citizens; fascism will grow in strength in our land." As a matter of fact, Dr. Douglas M. Kelly, who was the only psychiatrist who studied and tested the top Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg, confessed in 22 Cells in Nuremberg that *As far as the leaders go, the Hitler's and the Goering's, the Goebbels' and all the rest of them were not special types. Their personality patterns indicate that, while they are not socially desirable individuals, their like could very easily be found in America." 

Professor Harvey Wheeler in Democracy in a Revolutionary Era (l968)  described politics as the architectonic art and there was the danger that the separate Jim Crow system for African-Americans at the time could eventually mutate into being the status quo system for the whole country. That fear was the motivating force behind his decision to participate in our Save the Republic Project since he knew that the pro-democracy NGO's were reluctant to investigate the oligarchic systemic political problems.

The prototype the Institute has developed is unique in that it is a pro-democracy intelligence platform with the capabilities of understanding the deepest levels of oligarchic political systems.

The idea of a platform was first formulated for a mass audience via radio in 1970 as A.I.R. [Attorneys-Information- Research] for the Environment. It was part of a public service program for the McLendon Corporations group of radio stations located around the U.S. Since that time the prototype has continually evolved thru highly successful pro-democracy activist programs which were employed and tested in the victorious voting rights struggle for one-man/one-vote in Dallas, Texas: 1987-A.I.R. for FAIRness in the District Attorney's Office which was the catalyst for the election of John Vance as District Attorney; 1989-B.A.A.D. [Battle.Against.All.Discrimination]; and 1991-A.L.A.R.M. [Activists Lending Assistance in Responding to the Mayor] which persuaded Mayor Annette Strauss to forego the appeal of the U.S. District Court's landmark voting rights decision.