The Van Dyke Letters

Letters from the Author of Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

SWFQW is a politically biased technical instruction manual on how to justify, how to selectively survive, human animal husbandry before the need for animal husbandry becomes unstably critical.


In the spring of 2003 (issue 33), Paranoia excerpted a pamphlet entitled Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, asking readers for any information they might have on the author of the work, which claimed to have been originally found in a surplus copy machine purchased in 1986 at McChord Air Force Base by a Boeing employee. The following December, Paranoia received a letter, mailed from a federal prison, from one Hartford Van Dyke, claiming to be the author of the work. Being confident that he is the true author of Silent Weapons (SWFQW), we wish to share letters from Hartford Van Dyke wherein he exposes the circumstances surrounding his authorship of this infamous pamphlet.
Dear Paranoia,

I will begin my response to your December 8, 2003 letter with comments about your article, and then give a biographical account.

I thoroughly enjoyed the opening statements in your magazine article about Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (SWFQW). It had a Sherlock Holmes flavor to it. An analysis of your article would be an interesting way to start this response, therefore so be it.

Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars did not have a "preface," so it did not make what would have been a "bizarre claim" to have been "found in a surplus IBM copy machine in 1986 by a Boeing Aircraft employee…" That claim about the SWFQW book being found in the copy machine was made in an 8-1/2 by 11 inch news release/advertisement published in November 1986 by the America's Promise Newsletter (APN) of Phoenix, Arizona, and in their publication of SWFQW, of which you have either a copy or some derivative writing. [Ed. This is what we have.]

If you have a copy of the original APN news release/advertisement, then you would know that William Cooper's 1991 publication was not the first SWFQW publishing event. The original America's Promise Newsletter of November 1986 stated that the said copy machine was purchased at auction from the McChord Air Force Base (located near Fort Lewis) in Washington State.

SWFQW is an "elite blueprint." There is nothing "dubious" about it. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion was not used as a reference source for SWFQW. In the end of your first paragraph, you home-in on the technical essence of the SWFQW book, similar to the APN November 1986 news release/advertisement. [Problem > Solution]

Your second paragraph suggested that you are unaware of the APN [article] The comment [by Joan d'Arc] that SWFQW is a "paranoid manifesto" is not an accurate description of the book, as is clear from a reading of that section of sub-titled Descriptive Introduction of the Silent Weapon on page eight of SWFQW. (And the second paragraph of your quotation of that section is not accurate, which suggests that you do not have an accurate copy of SWFQW.)

Also psychology and psychoanalysis are not exact sciences, meaning here that the terms used in those so-called "sciences" are all perspective sensitive, i.e., dependent upon who uses the terms, the level of the food chain that the user occupies, and the level in the food chain of the person or persons to whom the term is applied. For example, if a prisoner at Auschwitz was complaining that the smell of burning flesh meant that the prisoners were being killed and cremated, then the guards might have been told to react by saying that the prisoner was "paranoid."

SWFQW is not a "paranoid manifesto;" it is a politically biased technical instruction manual on how to justify, and how to selectively survive, human animal husbandry before the need for animal husbandry becomes unstably critical. [(Note: Historical Introduction - SWFQW, page five, states that a "system was necessary which could race ahead of society and predict when society would arrive for capitulation." [Ed. surrender, submission, defeat!]

Cooper might have read SWFQW in a "Naval Intelligence Majority Twelve File." Delamar Duverus of the American Sunbeam made a similar claim. And families of the upper class and their organizations did make contributions to the Leontief economics project, (e.g., Rockefeller (1948) - SWFQW, page 5).

You state that you have had an undated SWFQW pamphlet in your collection since approximately 1993. Yet your article quotes the end of the SWFQW section entitled Welcome Aboard (SWFQW page 4), as May 1979. 

Also #74-1120 is an anagram of the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 41-12-07.The forerunner of SWFQW, complete with sources, equations, my signature, and my address, was published on or about 74-12-07. My book on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was published at the end of August 1973.

You [Joan d'Arc] state that, "The economic analysis implicated in Silent Weapons could only have been made by someone with an advanced understanding of complex socio-economic systems." Sir Isaac Newton said that he was able to see far ahead because he "stood on the shoulders of giants," The best parts of SWFQW were from the economic giants of our time. That is one of the reasons why SWFQW has a lasting value.

Your analysis of Cooper's capacity to understand economics and present economic arguments is an interesting piece of detective work. It is important to note that the references to the "patriot movement," to "patriot leanings," or to the "Illuminati" blueprint have absolutely no significance in reference to SWFQW as a scientific textbook of mathematical and economic warfare. Every past method of human conquest by mere physical warfare has been made obsolete by the Silent Weapons technology, except for the mechanics of implementing the use of the Silent Weapons technology.

Once it becomes recognized that every problem, especially every mathematical problem, contains its own sufficient solution, it also becomes clear that "an error uncovered is two-thirds destroyed," and the remaining one-third is destroyed by division of the house from within. Therefore, SWFQW states the problem and the solution, which gives it an "ambiguous" character. It is not a "hoax" any more than any other presentation of a scientific process could be deemed a hoax merely because it was not presented with the endorsement of its original discoverer. SWFQW has many authors.

War is "sociopathic" from the viewpoint of the prey. If the predator is victorious, then the war "is" and "beneficial" and "self-nobling" as the predator chooses to politically justify it.


In 1979 it was necessary for me to take a low profile with respect to the government because I still had much work to do. I have completed that work and it is all published and released into the public domain. It has made the government angry enough to imprison me.

I am now returning to your letter, and the subject of authorship of SWFQW. In the first place, you request evidence that I am the author of SWFQW. You need to understand that my objective is to inform you about the SWFQW subject matter and its origins for the purpose of educating you and whomever you choose to share this information with. You are free to print whatever I send to you. You do not have to pay me for anything or ask my permission. I am a public servant, and have been since 1967. 

One of the people who helped me do the final publication work on SWFQW became concerned about the book becoming disinformation and asked me to reveal my authorship of the work in 1996, which I did by announcing it on a radio talk show. Otherwise, it would still be an anonymous work. 

In 1979, it was necessary for me to take a low profile position with respect to the government because I still had much work to do. I have completed that work and it is all published and released into the public domain and may be reproduced for a profit. It has made the operations of the government angry enough to imprison me. Even then it took them five and one-half years to put me into prison, which was done by accusing me of being a party to someone else's insufficient doing and wrongdoing. I obey the law strictly. I was imprisoned for enforcing the law.

I will tell you my sources for SWFQW so that you can expand your knowledge of the subject and inform your readers if you so choose. I am providing you with a sufficient sample of my material so that you can have the language structure compared with SWFQW.

Introduction - Works
My given name is Lyle Hartford Van Dyke, Jr. My father went by the name Lyle Van Dyke. I have gone by the name Hartford Van Dyke all of my life, with only legal exceptions. Because of the similarity of our names, some of the information about us has gotten mixed together on the internet by other people, some of it deliberately, and then misused in court. Several of my writings are available on the internet, including the following:
  • The Skeleton in Uncle Sam's Closet (1973) Subject: The Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
  • Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (1979)
  • My Commercial Law Manual (1993 - Present).
  • How to Create Currencies for Local Communities (2001-2002)
The Skeleton in Uncle Sam's Closet

Roosevelt had Knox, Forrestal, and Powell put under military guard and held at gunpoint until after the Pearl Harbor attack for which there had been 66 hours forewarning.

I was born June 4, 1940, at Honolulu, Hawaii. My father's uncle, Gerald Mason Van Dyke (Mason), in G-2 intelligence, sent the warning message about the impending Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Thursday afternoon, 2 PM, December 4, 1941, from Honolulu, Hawaii. The message was received by Rear Admiral Paulus Prince Powell in Washington, D. C. Powell relayed the message to Knox and Forrestal, who then wanted to get the ships (U.S. fleet) out of Pearl Harbor and put a defense perimeter around the Hawaiian Islands. Knox told Stimson. Stimson told Roosevelt. 

Roosevelt had Knox, Forrestal, and Powell put under military guard and held at gunpoint until after the Pearl Harbor attack (for which there had been 66 hours forewarning). The detailed story is contained in my book The Skeleton in Uncle Sam's Closet. I sent a quality paperback copy of this book to each of the 435 U.S. representatives, and to each of the 100 U.S. senators, in Washington, D. C.

My next book was the forerunner of Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars. It was titled Warning - Surprise Attack Imminent! It was published in the period of November 30 to December 7, 1941. A copy was sent to every U. S. Representative and Senator at that time. It contained the I-O (input-output) shock test equations that appeared later in SWFQW, but it did not have the electronic diagrams at the time. The original publication was 8-1/2 x 14 at 5 pages in length. It did give the source information, and I did sign the work, and provide a reply address.

Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

SWFQW starts out as a logical sociopathic work and ends as an emotional sociopathic work. Being about ongoing war, the subject matter never ceases to be sociopathic, and neither does out nation's current system of foreign or domestic political behavior.

Four years later, in 1978, I was able to obtain enough funding to research, compile, write, and publish the book SWFQW. The SWFQW project ran from about October 1978 to December 1979, approximately one year's work. The subject is war, so the book is about the sociopathic attitude of those who promote war, and have contempt for the common man. The basic premise of the book is contained under the subheading ENERGY (page 7). 

"…a nation or world of people who will not use their intelligence are no better than animals who do not have intelligence. Such a people are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent." The last paragraph of the book is an echo of this premise under the heading FACTOR VI - CATTLE) page 56 SWFQW) "Those who will not use their brains are no better off than those who have no brains, and so this mindless school of jellyfish, father, mother, son, and daughter, become useful beasts of burden or trainers of the same."

It has been said that the fundamental principle of hypnosis is "in the battle between logic and imagination, imagination always wins." Imagination is often closely connected with emotion. SWFQW starts out as a very logical sociopathic work and ends as an emotional sociopathic work. But being about war, and especially an ongoing war, the subject matter never ceases to be sociopathic, and neither does out nation's current system of foreign or domestic political behavior. The book SWFQW is like a gold mining operation. With the gold at one end of the process, and the tailings (refuse or dross) at the other end of the process.

SWFQW is a collage, an overlay and paste-up of the works and words of many authors. I was the author only in the sense that I compiled and linked the gems of other writers. The book is not a hoax. Wassily W. Leontief proved the content of SWFQW by his article in the September 1980 issue of Scientific American, entitled "the world Economy in the Year 2000." Leontief was the father of the Silent Weapons System, and was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Economics long after his creation (1948) became recognized by the elite to be a weapon (1965). 

Years passing do not change the invariant truths of science, not even of economic science. The elite were never fully named in SWFQW. It was not necessary to name them specifically. They are always among us, and they always will be among us.

SWFQW was a study in human nature; of motivation, psychological impulse and momentum, and force of habit; of control of social energy by influence, suggestion, and hypnosis; of the use of sociopathic processes to induce paranoid behavior; and so on. That is enough description of the theme and conceptual content of SWFQW. We now move on to a presentation of information sources.

A Partial List of Sources

  • The cover design of SWFQW was taken from a military training manual because many of the sources are military or military oriented think-tank-like sources. 
  • "Operation Research" was suggested by A Report from Iron Mountain On the possibility and desirability of peace by Leonard C. Levin (c1967), hereafter referred to as The Report. The Report was the basis of the section subtitled "Security" on page 3 of SWFQW.
  • On page 4 of SWFQW, 74-1120" is my signature as author of The Skeleton in Uncle Sam's Closet, an anagram of 41-12-07, the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • On page 5 of SWFQW we have samples from Operation Research by Hamdy M. Taha.
  • Page 5, ¶ 3 has a phrase from Studies in the Structure of the American Economy by Wassily Leontief (1953).
  • Page 5, ¶ 4 - Encyclopedia
  • Page 5, ¶ 5 - The Report
  • Page 5, ¶ 6 - Many Sources
  • Page 5, ¶ 8 - Studies in the Structure
  • Page 6, ¶ 1 - Studies in the Structure
  • Page 6, ¶ 3 - Scientific Sources - Maser Research 
  • Page 6, ¶ 6 - Reference to The Report
  • Page 7, - The Report and Studies in the Structure, etc. 
  • Page 8, - Many sources besides systems logic and systems analogs
  • Page 8, 9, - Descriptive Introduction of the Silent Weapon - The Psychotic use of a sociopathic weapon to induce paranoia, achieved by economic subversion of the means of survival, which also works to brainwash individuals.
Economic Theory Applications: Shock Testing

A very telling phrase exists in the preface to Studies in the Structure of the American Economy by Wassily Leontief. It is a long dangling sentence, giving a series of objectives of the Harvard Economic Research Project of 1948, and it passes to the future use with something like "and the forces which make for changes in the structure of the economy." 

It is the way in which it is stated that reveals the ulterior purposes of the Project. When this phrase is understood in relation to the phrases presented before and after it, it suggests a group of interrelated mathematical relationships and equations, which when integrated yield the actual expression of the cause and effect factors. It is this relationship to which Earl Ubell referred, and which caused the USAF to withdraw its funding from Leontief's project during the Eisenhower Administration. 

Let us now move from references to surrounding events. Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars contains a timeless, eternal message to human civilization to be eternally vigilant, to be well informed, to accept responsibility for the conditions of the world, to be sovereign, to appreciate the inner workings and thinking of Nature and Nature's God, to listen for that "still small voice," and to know that "Divine Mind always has met and always will meet every human need." (M.B.E.)

How SWFQW came to be

In about October 1967, I asked my father about a vague memory of something I had heard him say about an aircraft being shot down in our neighborhood in Honolulu. As he told me about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he broke down in grief. I don't recall ever seeing my father cry before that incident. I was shocked.

My father needed some kind of release from the mental burden he was carrying. I told him that I wanted to publish something about the Pearl Harbor attack with respect to what he had just told me. But he asked me to not publish anything about it because his uncle, Mason Van Dyke, was still getting a pension and medical benefits and the release of the information to the public might jeopardize Mason's benefits. My father had promised Mason he would not publish anything about the Pearl Harbor incident until Mason had died.

I obeyed my father for two years, but when the Mi Lai massacre in Vietnam occurred, and our government officials began lying about what happened, I decided to publish the Pearl Harbor story, to expose and end at least some of the lying and the damage that lying causes. I immediately put a writing together about the Pearl Harbor attack and sent it to the US House of Representatives and the US Senate (535 copies). Then I wondered how accurate it was and if I could get the story again. I connected a tape recorder to the telephone line and called my father after providing to him a copy of what I had sent to the Congress, House and Senate. I asked my father to criticize my work, which he did. As a result of that conversation I got a tape recording for posterity about the real history of the Pearl Harbor attack.

I then sent a corrected printed copy of the story to Congress, House and Senate, another 535 copies. I attempted to confirm my father's story by calling people he had mentioned. After recording those conversations, I made copies of my father's conversation and sent them through the mail.

In late October 1972, I met a man who gave me a copy of the book None Dare Call It Conspiracy, by Gary Allen. The book inspired me to write my own book about Pearl Harbor entitled The Skeleton in Uncle Sam's Closet, published in August, 1973. I sent a copy of the book to each US Representative and Senator, including Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. During the last phases of the book's production, I began reading a book called Report from Iron Mountain (on the possibility and desirability of peace) by Leonard C. Lewin (1967). I got about half way through that book before other things got more demanding and I laid the Report aside.

I set up a school in downtown Vancouver, WA, for high school students called the Technical Training Club, in late September or early October of 1973, and by spring of 1974 it was moved to a house at 8105 NE St. Johns Blvd., where I then lived and taught.

In the winter of 1974, I was going through some math books while researching a math problem (I think a problem on cubic equations), when I referred to my old college textbook College Algebra, by Lyman M. Kells of the US Naval Academy (1956 or 1958). I came across the footnote in that book and noticed that they exactly corresponded to the ideas in Report from Iron Mountain. I had discovered the mathematical methodology of the Silent Weapons System, and I had the key to finding more information on the subject. I located Studies in the Structure of the American Economy at the Multnomah County library in Portland, Oregon. 

The Rockefeller Foundation had financed Wassily Leontief's Harvard Economic Project with a grant of $100,000 (in 1948), and Nelson Rockefeller was trying to become vice president of the United States. So I again sent a warning message to every member of Congress and Senate trying to warn them of the Rockefeller's ulterior motives. This writing was titled, Warning, Surprise Attack Imminent!. It was sent on or about December 7, 1974.

I did not know at that time that American Biography of 1967 under the subject "Leontief, Wassily (W.)" had already carried an article about this ulterior motive. The USAF had financed Leontief's Harvard economics project beginning in 1949, but quit the financing "during the Eisenhower administration because, according to Earl Ubell in the New York Herald Tribune (May 9, 1965), some officials felt that the technique smacked too much of a planned economy." The Silent Weapons System is the central control system of the New World Order.

Publication of Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

The work on SWFQW began about October 1978 and was published in December 1979. Initially, about 65 copies of the book were sent out to various people and organizations. I do not know what happened to most of the copies, but I can fairly well account for one of them, which was given out by hand in early 1980. It was given to a military person, who was late for duty (or was going to be late), at McChord AFB in the state of Washington. He was hitchhiking through Vancouver on I-5 in uniform. Even though I was traveling in my own locality, I drove him to McChord (a two hour trip each way). On the way, I told him about the book SWFQW, and when he stepped out of the car to go onto the base I handed him a copy. I did not make any further general effort to publicize SWFQW until after 1986. I did give out copies to local friends between 1979 and 1986.

About America's Promise Newsletter

In November 1986, the America's Promise Newsletter (APN) ran an advertisement for SWFQW. It claimed that a Boeing Aircraft employee bought a surplus copy machine at auction from McChord AFB and inside it he found a copy of SWFQW. It was very probably the copy that I gave to the hitchhiker. The Boeing employee passed the book along to the APN of Phoenix, AZ. From that time on SWFQW got the attention it deserved. It was a wake-up call to America, and perhaps even the world, if we can believe Leontief's Scientific American (Sept. 1980) article, "The World Economy in the Year 2000", wherein he says that by the year 1973, the year he received the Nobel Prize in Economics, sixty nations were already using his system to analyze their economies.

I am very grateful to William Cooper and APN for giving Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars to the world.

Hartford Van Dyke
December 17, 2003

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