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Terrorism A La Mode


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: terrorism, constitution, Bill Of Rights, fearmongering, Ron_Paul )

Just
- 2096 days ago - opednews.com
"It is no accident that there is no agreed definition of terrorism, since the word is so subjective as to be devoid of any inherent meaning. At the same time, the word is extremely dangerous, because people tend to believe that it does have meaning..."



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Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 6:40 am

FRIGHTENING!

"Paul Joseph Watson, Kurt Nimmo and Alex Jones reported on PrisonPlanet.com that the Missouri State Police have training documents that detail more information about American citizens than foreign "terrorists" and they write "A secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center lists Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag and equates them with radical race hate groups and terrorists. This is merely the latest example in an alarming trend which confirms that law enforcement across the country is being trained that American citizens are a dangerous enemy". The evidence is mounting that average John Doe and Suzy Q. American are being targeted. If these training documents are surfacing in Missouri, they are surfacing in every state. These documents originate at the Federal level. You ARE the suspicious American, guilty until proven innocent. Your right to a phone call and attorney are gone. They don't need to charge you with a crime and can hold you indefinitely as an "enemy combatant."
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 8:02 am
History of terrorism:
http://www.terrorism-research.com/history/
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 8:04 am
Terrorism Through America's History:
http://americanhistory.about.com/library/fastfacts/blffterrorism.htm
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 8:10 am
Israeli terrorism:
http://moizkhan.com/blog/2009/01/03/israeli-terrorism/
 

Faith M. (167)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 10:31 am

If you believe in the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Bill of Rights, and support what our Founding Fathers died to ink on parchment, you are considered a "terrorist." If you believe in a political party outside of the indoctrinated two party system, you are considered a "terrorist." Know this, the Revolutionary War was organized by 15% of the population at the time; they were considered "terrorists." As states assert their 10th amendment right of sovereignty, perhaps it is time to look closely at who the "terrorists" really are. Since no agreeable definition of "terrorism" exists, ask others to wake from their media-induced stupor of "Terrorism a la mode" and consider who oppresses them. Every American should ask.... Who denies your freedoms? Who restricts your movement? Who refuses your right to speak or protect yourself? Who threatens your way of life? Who coerces you to obey with violence and intimidation? Who keeps you in a state of fear and submission? When you answer those questions, you know who terrorizes you.


This is what I spoke about in comment on Kats article post regarding Splitting The Sky's activism and 9/11 Truth We have to come together as one exposing the cause or all we do is for naught- Thanx Carol for doing what U do here for this is very important- and ties into the OFFICIAL LIE FROM THE CORPORATION OF AMERICA THAT HAS TO BE EXPOSED AND OUT OF WHICH 9/11 BEING AN INSIDE JOB AND THE CURRENT WARS THAT WE ARE IN ARE BORN OUT OF
EXPOSE THE HEART OF THE VINE OF THE CORPORATION AND U EXPOSE THE TRUTH OF IT ALL. IN ANOTHER MANIFESTATION OF THE OFFICIAL LIE IS THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT MAKING ANY WEAPON THAT IS CONSIDERED AN ASSUALT WEAPON ILLEGAL IN THIS COUNTRY -I JUST HEARD THIS ON THE NEWS - THE LIE THEY TOLD /WAS TOLD BY HILLARY CLINTON IS THAT WE ARE THE SOURCE OF THE ASSUALT WEAPONS TO MEXICO AND THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE A LAW-THERE ALREADY IS A LAW!!!!! THE GUNRUNNERS FROM THE MILATARY CORPORATIONS ARE NOW GOING TO SUPPLY/GO TO WAR IN MEXICO OVER THE DRUG CARTELL!! IRAQ BECAME TO PUBLIC OF AN ISSUE-AFAGHANISTAN TO HOTLY CONTENDED NOW THEY ARE SWITCHING GEARS TO MEXICO BECAUSE IT IS EASILY SOLD AS A VALID REASON AND A STEP IN THE DIRECTION OF DISARMING AMERICAN CITIZENS-BECAUSE AFTER ALL WHO COULD DENY THAT "ASSUALT WEAPONS ARE BAD" EXPOSE THE TRUTH OF 9/11 BEING AN INSIDE JOB AND U EXPOSE ALL THE OFFICIAL LIES - BE THE CHANGE U WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD -DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO BRAINWASH U INTO BELIEVING THE LIE-THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE!!!!!!!!!!
 

Joan Mclaughlin (133)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 10:59 am
Our founding fathers would be shocked and are most likely rolling over in their graves.
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 11:26 am
The problem with using a word
like "terrorism" is that the definition
is whatever the government says it is.
Something that may terrorize you might
not do the same to me. I am absolutely not
afraid to die, but very few other people
feel that way.
The government has it's head up it's ass
when they deny 5-year old boys the right
to fly, just because the child's name is
on a list. We all agree on that, but it
doesn't help the overall situation. There
is too much emotion, and nowhere near enough
calm, reasonable head-sense going into this.
As long as the government uses it's "heart"
and not it's "head", things like 5 year old
"terrorists" will still be popping up.
btw, "The War on Terrorism" has created far
more terrorists than had existed before this
goofball "war" had been declared. When the
government declared a war on drugs, it didn't
take long at all until the availability and
quality of drugs went way up, and the price and
difficulty in obtaining them went way down.
Twas ever thus, when the government declares
"war" on a thing.
Thank you, Carole!
noted.
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 11:51 am

Thanks to all who can see the whole picture. It's not an easy or comfortable perception to accept -- but it's one that has many examples to prove it.

The requirement for us is to remain vigilant . . . To recognize the past travesties, to see the potential present-day threats to our rights, to remember such things as 9/11.

Sure, we ALL would love to feel secure -- but to do so by burying our heads and holding our hands over our eyes and ears, while repeating "la la la la la la -- I don't hear you," is just making it that much easier.

I've been an activist since the late 60's. One of the best phrases from that era still applies today:

QUESTION AUTHORITY!
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 1:07 pm

I am hoping that all commenting here have, at least, had the courtesy to read the article.

YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY STARTED CLASSIFYING ANYONE WHO DOES NOT ROBOTICALLY ACCEPT THEIR DOGMA AS "TERRORISTS."

As an avid student of the Holocaust -- mainly because it was SO HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE that people in the areas where it happened were "unaware" (i.e. crematorium dust on their roofs daily, trainloads of people disappearing, armed soldiers publicly humiliating and murdering the "unacceptable") -- it's galling to me how many prefer to delude themselves.

Again, my favorite quote:
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . .
And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
~Pastor Martin Niemoller
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 1:48 pm
14 POINTS OF FASCISM


1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism

From the prominent displays of flags and bunting to the ubiquitous lapel pins, the fervor to show patriotic nationalism, both on the part of the regime itself and of citizens caught up in its frenzy, was always obvious. Catchy slogans, pride in the military, and demands for unity were common themes in expressing this nationalism. It was usually coupled with a suspicion of things foreign that often bordered on xenophobia.

2. Disdain for the importance of human rights

The regimes themselves viewed human rights as of little value and a hindrance to realizing the objectives of the ruling elite. Through clever use of propaganda, the population was brought to accept these human rights abuses by marginalizing, even demonizing, those being targeted. When abuse was egregious, the tactic was to use secrecy, denial, and disinformation.

3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause

The most significant common thread among these regimes was the use of scapegoating as a means to divert the people’s attention from other problems, to shift blame for failures, and to channel frustration in controlled directions. The methods of choice—relentless propaganda and disinformation—were usually effective. Often the regimes would incite “spontaneous” acts against the target scapegoats, usually communists, socialists, liberals, Jews, ethnic and racial minorities, traditional national enemies, members of other religions, secularists, homosexuals, and “terrorists.” Active opponents of these regimes were inevitably labeled as terrorists and dealt with accordingly.

4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism

Ruling elites always identified closely with the military and the industrial infrastructure that supported it. A disproportionate share of national resources was allocated to the military, even when domestic needs were acute. The military was seen as an expression of nationalism, and was used whenever possible to assert national goals, intimidate other nations, and increase the power and prestige of the ruling elite.

5. Rampant sexism

Beyond the simple fact that the political elite and the national culture were male-dominated, these regimes inevitably viewed women as second-class citizens. They were adamantly anti-abortion and also homophobic. These attitudes were usually codified in Draconian laws that enjoyed strong support by the orthodox religion of the country, thus lending the regime cover for its abuses.

6. A controlled mass media

Under some of the regimes, the mass media were under strict direct control and could be relied upon never to stray from the party line. Other regimes exercised more subtle power to ensure media orthodoxy. Methods included the control of licensing and access to resources, economic pressure, appeals to patriotism, and implied threats. The leaders of the mass media were often politically compatible with the power elite. The result was usually success in keeping the general public unaware of the regimes’ excesses.

7. Obsession with national security

Inevitably, a national security apparatus was under direct control of the ruling elite. It was usually an instrument of oppression, operating in secret and beyond any constraints. Its actions were justified under the rubric of protecting “national security,” and questioning its activities was portrayed as unpatriotic or even treasonous.

8. Religion and ruling elite tied together

Unlike communist regimes, the fascist and protofascist regimes were never proclaimed as godless by their opponents. In fact, most of the regimes attached themselves to the predominant religion of the country and chose to portray themselves as militant defenders of that religion. The fact that the ruling elite’s behavior was incompatible with the precepts of the religion was generally swept under the rug. Propaganda kept up the illusion that the ruling elites were defenders of the faith and opponents of the “godless.” A perception was manufactured that opposing the power elite was tantamount to an attack on religion.

9. Power of corporations protected

Although the personal life of ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure military production (in developed states), but also as an additional means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of interests, especially in the repression of “have-not” citizens.

10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated

Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice.

11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts

Intellectuals and the inherent freedom of ideas and expression associated with them were anathema to these regimes. Intellectual and academic freedom were considered subversive to national security and the patriotic ideal. Universities were tightly controlled; politically unreliable faculty harassed or eliminated. Unorthodox ideas or expressions of dissent were strongly attacked, silenced, or crushed. To these regimes, art and literature should serve the national interest or they had no right to exist.

12. Obsession with crime and punishment

Most of these regimes maintained Draconian systems of criminal justice with huge prison populations. The police were often glorified and had almost unchecked power, leading to rampant abuse. “Normal” and political crime were often merged into trumped-up criminal charges and sometimes used against political opponents of the regime. Fear, and hatred, of criminals or “traitors” was often promoted among the population as an excuse for more police power.

13. Rampant cronyism and corruption

Those in business circles and close to the power elite often used their position to enrich themselves. This corruption worked both ways; the power elite would receive financial gifts and property from the economic elite, who in turn would gain the benefit of government favoritism. Members of the power elite were in a position to obtain vast wealth from other sources as well: for example, by stealing national resources. With the national security apparatus under control and the media muzzled, this corruption was largely unconstrained and not well understood by the general population.

14. Fraudulent elections

Elections in the form of plebiscites or public opinion polls were usually bogus. When actual elections with candidates were held, they would usually be perverted by the power elite to get the desired result. Common methods included maintaining control of the election machinery, intimidating and disenfranchising opposition voters, destroying or disallowing legal votes, and, as a last resort, turning to a judiciary beholden to the power elite.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 3:10 pm
I have a friend who is in the Army. Once he returned from Iraq, he was part of the Mexican Border Patrol. He claimed that his troup stopped at least 6 "terrorists" from crossing into the U.S. via Mexico. He said that the CIA took all the paperwork the "terrorists" carried and his troups never saw a single page. His troup was told by their superiors that they had stopped "terrorists."

I live in Oklahoma City where Tim McVeigh chose the Murrah Bldg. as his target. He was also called a "terrorist."

I have watched both Zeitgeist films and they have their own ideas as to who and what constitutes a "terrorist."

I friend often says that America is the biggest "terrorist" because we invade more countries and kill more of their residents than any other country on Earth. He does not get any more popular when he speaks his mind on this issue.

Me? I don't subscribe to any of the above mentioned definitions. I have yet to be terrorized by anyone...but then April 15th is just around the corner.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 3:21 pm
Everybody is a terrorist if you don´t agree with the NWO stuff. It´s not a surprise for me. It´s as you said A la Mode, very ad hoc, in fashion, classy, de la "hi" as we say in Mexico.

The best insult lately is: YOU ARE A TERRORIST. It will give you puckable power.
 

Simon Wood (207)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 5:30 pm
Faith wrote:

'If you believe in the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Bill of Rights, and support what our Founding Fathers died to ink on parchment, you are considered a "terrorist."'

Hmmm... the "founding fathers" of the USA did not die to ink on parchment. They stayed alive to revel in their power and stolen riches.

And what was it that they wrote? That only rich white men could vote, and that working class white men, women, Native Americans and black people had no right to vote, and that it was legal for white people to commit genocide against Native American people and steal their land, and legal to own black people as slaves, just as many of the "founding fathers" themselves owned slaves. If someone fights for THAT, then whether or not they are a "terrorist", they sure are a sexist, racist, genocidal psychopath.
 

Simon Wood (207)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 5:33 pm
Hi Teresa, as for the "NWO" ("New World Order"), there is none. The capitalist class (owners of capital) has controlled economic life, and dominated politics and capitalist society generally, for hundreds of years. There is nothing new about it.

PS, those "founding fathers" who U.S. jingoists admire so much were some of the early members of the capitalist class.
 

Simon Wood (207)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 5:36 pm
But there is hope. The people of Latin America are showing us the way, by building mass movements that are changing the old authoritarian capitalist systems of Latin America into increasingly democratic socialist socities. : )
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 7:25 pm
Simon,
we were all lied to in school,
in our history classes, where the
truth was omitted or shaded over.
The "founding fathers"...........
56 men signed the Declaration of Independence.
By the end of the Revolutionary War, all 56 of
those men were either dead or ruined, and not
one lived to enjoy power or riches.
Don't mis-understand me, you got lied to in school
same as the rest of us, but this happens to be the
truth of what happened to the signers of the Declaration.
Peace, brother!
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 7:30 pm
It is no accident that there is no agreed definition of terrorism, since the word is so subjective as to be devoid of any inherent meaning. At the same time, the word is extremely dangerous, because people tend to believe that it does have meaning, and they use and abuse it by applying it to whatever they hate as a way of avoiding rational thought
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 8:47 pm
 
DEA raids pot dispensary in SF (03-25) 22:05 PDT San Francisco -- Federal agents raided a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco Wednesday, a week after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder signaled that the Obama administration would not prosecute distributors of pot used for medicinal purposes that operate under sanction of state law.
 

Phyllis P. (389)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 8:52 pm
interesting...and scary.
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 9:30 pm

Pakistan set to reap $35 billion windfall from terrorism 26 Mar 2009 Terrorism pays. That may well be the message the United States and its allies send out to the world this week as they line up billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan despite the country’s military and intelligence agencies being implicated by American officials in acts and practice of terrorism.
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 9:33 pm

'Mr. Obama's legal team has found itself following many of the Bush administration's counterterrorism policies.' White House to Keep Agencies' Focus on Terrorism 26 Mar 2009 The Obama administration is moving to solidify one of the most significant shifts of resources put into place under President [sic] George W. Bush: the transformation of the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into agencies where the top priority is counterterrorism rather than conventional law enforcement. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and other Justice Department officials have emphasized that they will not cut resources allocated to national security in the foreseeable future, and the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert S. Mueller III, told lawmakers on Wednesday that "we have no intention of retreating from preventing a terrorist attack on American soil as our No. 1 priority."
Director of FBI Urges Renewal of Patriot Act --Portions of Law to Expire This Year 26 Mar 2009 FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III urged lawmakers yesterday to renew intelligence-gathering measures in the USA Patriot Act that are set to expire in December, calling them "exceptional" tools to help protect national security. The law, passed shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, created divisions between proponents, who said it was necessary to deter terrorism, and privacy advocates warning that it tramples on Americans' civil liberties.
 
 
 

sue M. (184)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 9:38 pm
The way to beat them is to UNITE. Stand together because these people are COWARDS. They have for decades hidden behind closed doors in fear of being found out.
While this is a little late in the game we can still change things. All people have to do is not agree with their ways and means. know that the media lights the way to our demise and watch very carefully their pattern. Setting us up for the next state of affairs. Here is some things yu can do
Demand the Fairtax Fairtax.org
Demand One item at a Time Bill downsizedc.org
Demand Read the Bills Act. downsizedc.org
Do not microchip and refuse National ID cards.
Keep away from Psychiatry and Big Pharma drugs because they are being used to "dull" the public so that we do not see or care what is going on. Expose Psychiatry and we expose NWO, they have nothing to hide behind.
DEMAND our Constitution be reinstated.
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Friday March 27, 2009, 1:05 am
Eight month ago, Nelson Mandela was taken off the US "Terror list".
I say no more...
 

Wendy Watson (55)
Friday March 27, 2009, 4:24 am
I looked up the word terrorist a while back and I knew that our government is the biggest terrorists in the world.
My husband tries to get me from speaking my mind. I am not the type to sit back and watch. I give information Organic Farming tips and healing compands in herbs, etc. I know swat teams are going into these farms and holding families by gun point while they ransack and take thousands of dollars of their food.. I also speak my mind on issues I have strong beliefs in, such as illegal aliens, greed, health care. My anger to the politicians, the currupt, and my civil rights.
I am a lover not a fighter, but I will be damned if I sit here and let them take my families and my life.
 

Just Carole (338)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 6:16 pm


March 28, 2009Dear Friend of Liberty,Although it sometimes seems that freedom is shrinking everywhere we turn, the fact is a powerful grassroots stand can still stop Big Government bureaucrats in their tracks.That is exactly what happened to the Missouri Highway Patrol this week after being forced by your vocal outrage to retract the incendiary Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) report.This report identified peaceful, freedom-loving Americans as possible security threats, simply for supporting Ron Paul or opposing tyrannical government.Faced with an overwhelming public outcry, Missouri officials quickly started backpedaling, removing references to Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty.Then, just hours before Dr. Paul’s plane touched down in St. Louis to lead our Celebration of Freedom rally Friday night, the Missouri Highway Patrol officially retracted the entire offending document.The Missouri Highway Patrol will be performing an investigation into the origin of the report.  Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has even called for the suspension of the Director of Public Safety until those responsible have been identified.Click here to read the news report.It is no surprise that oversight and accountability are in short supply at the MIAC, a Big Government “fusion center” combining federal, state and local agencies into an unconstitutional mess of a bureaucracy.   But government disorganization is no excuse for making political profiling and persecution into official policy.This victory for the grassroots freedom movement, coupled with this weekend’s Campaign for Liberty Regional Conference in St. Louis, marks a great moment for liberty in Missouri and all of America.This week we saw that politicians still respond to the voices of their constituents.This week we saw that freedom can triumph over tyranny when we unite to take a stand.In Liberty,John TatePresident, Campaign for LibertyP.S. This week Campaign for Liberty showed that freedom-loving Americans will not be silenced by political persecution.  We successfully fought for the retraction of the MIAC report, and we met in St. Louis to celebrate freedom’s victory over tyranny.
 

Christine vaudrin rios (376)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 7:26 pm
FRIGHTENING INDEED! THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
 

Just Carole (338)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 7:30 pm

Well, even though the anger projected by citizens over the situation forced the retraction of the MIAC report, I am not naive enough to think that they will just find more secretive means to convey their messages (and more carefully screen those who are taken into confidence).

It DID show, however, that politicians are still aware of the fact that their futures depend upon citizen approval.
 

Just Carole (338)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 7:31 pm

Correction: "I am not naive enough NOT to think that . . ."
 

Doug Wilson (30)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 9:11 am
Good goin' people. Nice to see it's becoming widely recognized. I do have one question for Teresa del Castillo - what is in that picture? I see a leg and a hammock...and...? Ben I'm going to follow the link - see what you're seeing. Happy Sunday...
 
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