Dave Hodges

November 1, 2013

The Common Sense Show

My recent interview on the Voice of Russia has served to convince me that the previous evidence that I have encountered which documents the presence of untold tens of thousands of Russian soldiers on our soil are true and that these Russian soldiers will likely be used to enforce the coming martial law. Why are the Russian soldiers on American soil?  In my opinion it is because they will not hesitate to fire on American civilians who are noncompliant with gun confiscation and who refuse to go along with impending martial law. This article connects the dots on why the Russians are here and what role the American based Russian media is playing to this end.

People Are People, but Governments Are a Different Matter

I learned a long time ago that people are people, it doesn’t matter what country the person is from, most people are basically good and that includes our friends from Russia. Most governments are inherently evil and some governments are far worse than others. I have known people from Russia and I like the Russian people. However, I do not trust the Russian government any further than I can throw them!

My Experience with the Russian Propaganda Machine

On October 28, 2013, I was contacted by reporter and producer, Victoria Mashkova, from the Voice of Russia (formerly Radio Moscow), and was invited on to their radio program to discuss the possibility of martial law coming to America. I have to admit I was taken back that the Russians would choose me, a relative unknown, to come on their international broadcast, airing in 39 countries, to discuss such a serious topic. I accepted and in the early morning hours I participated in a 10 minute interview.

Inside of the United States today, there are untold numbers of Russian troops for which I have received reports of sightings from first-hand witnesses whom I personally know and will detail a little bit later in this article. It is quite apparent that Russian troops will be used for gun confiscation, American citizen detention and Lord knows what else when martial law is finally declared. The Russians have a vested interest to conceal their true intentions related to why they have thousands of troops inside of our country. As I lay out the events connected to the interview it will become increasingly clear that I was invited onto VOR to completely discredit the notion that America is going into martial law.

Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing

Not only do I have my own talk show, I normally conduct 3 to 6 radio interviews per week ranging from Internet shows to satellite radio to mainstream radio stations. I do not believe that you could find one talk show host who would say that I am anything but professional, sincere and polite when I appear on a talk show. My goals when I appear on a talk show are to inform, impress the audience with the facts of a situation and to get invited back and I normally do engage in repeat appearances on nearly every station that I have appeared on. 

I will never be invited back on the VOR, because I have forcefully told the truth about my perception of the agenda of the Russian media in America and have subsequently and truthfully recounted my experience with the Russian media after my recent interview with the VOR.

Minimizing My Professional Credentials

After inviting me to appear on the VOR, the producer, Victoria Maskova, had requested a bio which I provided as detailed below:

“I am a retired college basketball coach. A former mental health counselor. I teach graduate and undergraduate psychology, sociology and research classes.”

At the beginning of the interview, the Russian host, Kate Zickel, introduced me as the “Host of The Common Sense Show” and there was no mention of my academic credentials. Immediately, I felt this was an attempt to marginalize my credibility by ignoring the requested credentials I provided VOR with regard to my background in which I characterized myself as a researcher, someone who is knowledgeable about social systems as well as human nature. Over the past several years, I have done enough mainstream radio media interviews to recognize a “set up” when I see it coming.

The staff at Voice of Russia (VOR) that I have encountered are extremely polite and exhibit flawless professionalism, at least until the time that the interview arrived. However, going into the interview I smelled a rat. I know that VOR is a propaganda instrument of the Russian government and I wanted to be careful not to be used as an innocent pawn and subsequently discredit my country. I may have grave concerns about my government that has been hijacked by the central bankers, but I am a proud American, first and foremost, and I do not support the Russian government in any manner.

Review of the Contents of the Interview

During the course of the interview, I listed several reasons why I believe that the United States was going down the path towards martial law and in some respects we had already entered the early stages of martial law. For example, I detailed how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has constructed an enemies list. Not only do I have insider information to this effect, most people who are not asleep have heard of the MIAC report, which characterizes former Ron Paul supporters, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Second Amendment supporters and now ” Bible believing Christians” are the new group of domestic terrorists identified by DHS. I also recounted how travel restrictions are a hallmark characteristic of martial law and I used the TSA invasive second-degree sexual assault against American travelers and the spread of TSA  (VIPR) practices from airports to highways and bus stations and

Should we be surprised that the Russian media calls this an inconvenience?

Should we be surprised that the Russian media calls this an “inconvenience”?


even a prom in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Russian host, Kate Zickel, attempted to minimize my TSA concerns by simply stating the TSA was nothing but an “inconvenience” and ignored my other examples of restrictions on travel including the DHS purchasing concrete hardened, bulletproof guard shacks which are going to be placed on the nation’s highways.

For the listening audience, I also discussed how Simon Properties, the largest owners of malls in North America as well as the NFL, have signed agreements in 2012 with DHS to use their facilities as emergency relocation centers. I also detailed draconian legislation coming out of Congress (NDAA) and Obama’s executive orders (13603) all of which serve to support my notion that we are racing headlong into martial law. In the brief interview, I continually referenced articles on my website which contained documentation which served to support every one of my claims and contentions. However the host was intent on minimizing my claims and not dealing with the documentation that I was presenting by asking the questions which were relatively trivial and that had already been asked and answered earlier in the interview. During the course of the interview, I came to realize that unless I “raced by some of the interviewers questions”, I was going to have my message severely marginalized. I felt that for a short 10 minute interview I was relatively successful in presenting the case that the United States is moving towards martial law despite protestations of the interviewer.

 Following my interview on VOR, I characterized my interview with the Russians as contrived and one that had a clear agenda and I properly characterized the interview as, “The clear agenda of the interview was to cast doubt on the claims being made that martial law is in our future”. I also went on to say in my summary that ,”it would not entirely surprise me if the Russians scrubbed the interview because I did not permit the host to control the narrative”. This last statement has drawn out three Russians to write to me, one who was contacting me in a professional capacity.

Right Mind, Right Thinking, Right Statements, Russian Style

The three Russians who have chastised me for my characterizations of the interview took great exception to the fact that I characterized the interview as having an agenda.

 The most notable criticism I received came from “Catherine” in which she identified herself as a transcriptionist for the VOR. Catherine began her posting on my website by stating ” I completely disagree that, as you said there’s (an) agenda of this interview…”  Amazingly, Catherine went on to make the following statement “Yes, our radio is governmental, but it is not a complete brainwashing”. Thanks to Catherine for making my case that this an interview with an agenda. In this last statement, this employee of the VOR, in effect, admits that state-sponsored propaganda is an objective of this network, thus validating my concerns that I was being manipulated to a political end.

In the show summary, posted on the VOR website which was written by the interviewer, I was referred to as an “extremist”. The show description appeared in a column immediately adjacent to Ed Snowden’s picture. Given the fact that I referenced all the claims that I made in this 10 minute interview, to subsequent documentation contained on my website by listing the dates of the various articles that I have written, the label of being extremist was inaccurate and inappropriate. And the fact that the Russians did not properly promote my credentials in the introduction, served to marginalize my credibility as a researcher, hence, my allegation of the fact that the interviewer propagandized the interview.

The State Sponsored Russian Media Objective

Why would the Russians marginalize my credibility and prominently promote me as being an extremist (i.e. “Extremist Divines Martial Law)? The answer is simple, there are vast amounts of Russian soldiers in this country who are training with organizations like DHS for the purposes of imposing martial law and this Russian network is interested in creating disinformation with regard to this fact because they don’t want to alert the American people as to their involvement and the coming events in this regard. The remainder of this article will detail a small fraction of the information I have which demonstrates that the Russians are here and America has a lot to fear.

The Russians Aren’t Coming, They Are Here

They are not coming, they are here.

They are not coming, they are here.

Formally, FEMA and the Russian government has signed an agreement which permits Russian soldiers to train on American soil for the first time in American history. Excuse my surprise, but didn’t the Russians just threaten to nuke us if we invaded Syria and Iran? Should we consider the Russian military and their government to be our enemy under these conditions? Aren’t the Russians violating the petrodollar agreement that they are a party to by purchasing oil for gold from Iran? Doesn’t this fact endanger the value of our dollar? The Russian government is not our friend and I was careful to approach the interview in this spirit.


russian militaryThe extra-constitutional “agreements”(that means illegal agreements), between Russia and FEMA were inked late last spring in Washington, D.C., at the fourth annual meeting of the illegally created U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Working Group on Emergency Situations. This extra-governmental organization, formed under the Obama administration, is one of almost two dozen similar “working groups bringing together top U.S. and Russian officials. These two bodies are cooperating on everything from the drug war and agriculture to terror, science, “rule of law” (could that be code for martial law?), health, environment, energy, nuclear issues, education, culture, media, business, arms control, and more, according to the U.S. State Department. The Senate has not ratified any of the international deals, as required by the Constitution of the United States. And as such, this is an illegal agreement. However, this is not just an illegal agreement, IT CONSTITUTES TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

The agreement calls for Russian troops to engage in policing activities at American public events on American soil. And we are seeing the same thing at the Army base at Fort Carson, Colorado where Russian soldiers are training at the local base and are engaged in local policing activities.  


According to the locals who have contacted me, the Russians walk freely in Alaskan cities in full view of the residents. Amanda Mitchell, from Ketchikan, Alaska, has seen Russian troops in full uniform walking the streets of her town. Did you know that Obama gave away seven Islands to Russia in a supreme act of treason?

Some of these Islands have oil. Some are jumping off points for an invasion of Alaska.

Some of these Islands have oil. Some are jumping off points for an invasion of Alaska.

The people are afraid of them. The Russians keep to themselves and don’t interact with the locals. Since I first wrote about this, I have been contacted by people in Fairbanks, Juneau and the outlying northern areas with similar reports. Most of the people who have contacted me are to cowardly to allow me to cowardly to use their names, but people like Amanda Mitchell are not and neither is Dr. Susan Helman of Gatlinburg, TN.


Dr. Helman was on my talk show several weeks ago and reported on young Russians (20′s and 30′s) who live in Russian enclaves in her town and do not interact with the locals, yet they speak perfect English and unlike most immigrant groups, there are no English speaking stragglers. In other words, these young Russians are plants and are being pre-positioned for assignment when the time is right. Things are so bad in Helman’s town, that she sees unmarked helicopters landing on the grass adjacent to her home which borders a golf course.


Then there is Sherrie Wilcox of Knoxville,TN. Sherrie has seen and photographed DHS armored vehicles back in March with Russian soldiers manning the vehicles in eastern Tennessee and Western Kentucky. The following video details how Russians are training in DHS vehicles.


"We will bury you!"

Nikita Khrushchev “We will bury you!”

I have reports from dozens of citizens from around the country who have sighted Russian soldiers in places as innocuous as at a Walmart in Houston and Russian troops training with American soldiers in the Victorville, CA. area.


Julie Telegenhoff, the owner of the popular Facebook site A Sheep No More, sent me a Youtube video of Russian troops in California. Mark Stephens, a marine corps veteran sent me reports of Russian troops operating in and around Twenty Nine Palms, California.  


The Russians are not coming into the country under a bilateral agreement with FEMA, they are here and they have been here for a long time.


      The Russians have previously threatened to nuke America if it invades either Syria or Iran after threatening the Petrodollar scheme through the buying of oil from Iran in exchange for Gold. The Chinese have made multiple threats to the same tune. Knowing that this is all true, why in the world would FEMA make a deal with Russian troops to operate on American soil?


russian dia pictureThe VOR transcriptionist, who chose to write to me, stated at the end of her posting on my website, “PS. Russians are not as bad as you might think. Don’t be so judgmental. We must stick together.”

No Catherine, the Russian people are OK, but your government is not our friend and you work for an entity which supports a government which is hostile and constitutes a clear and present danger to our collective existence. When Nikita Khrushchev took off his shoe and pounded it on the table as he told President Kennedy “We will bury you”, things have not really changed all that much. Catherine, if I see you, Kate and Victoria, I will be very polite to you, but with regard trusting you and “sticking together, I would rather keep my guard up and my powder dry.

Not much has changed

Not much has changed

You can listen to the 10 minute interview below.

Listen here:    Dave Hodges on the Voice of Russia






Hand’s up! / Ruki Verh! (Pronounced Roo – Kee / Ver – H (As you would pronounce in the word “How”)

Get Down! / V Niz! (Pronounced V – Nees)

Cover Me! / Prikroy Menya! (Pronounced Pree – Kroy / Mee – Nyah)


Yes Sir! / Yest * (Needs to be ended with a rank or a name such as “Tavarish / Friend,” “Comrade,” “Serzhant,” “Capitan,” ect..)

No Sir! / Nyet * (Also needs to be ended with a rank or a name)

Reloading! / Zarizhayu! (Pronounced Zah – Ree- Zha – You)

Grenade! / Granata! (Pronounced Gra – Nah – Tah)

I’m hit! / Ya Ranin! (Pronounced Yah – Rah – Neen)


NOW TO MY RUSSIAN FRIENDS, HERE IS SOMETHING THAT I HAVE TO SAY TO YOU: Not one step back! / Ni Shagu Nazat! (Pronounced Nee – Sha – Goo – Nah – Zaht)