Whatever you can do or dream you can ~ begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.~
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe(1749-1832)
I WILL BEGIN ~ AND END ~ THIS POST WITH QUOTES BY THAT GREAT MAN OF HONOR AND TRUTH, THE MORALLY UPSTANDING FINE EX-PRESIDENT, FONDLY CALLED "SON" BY HW BUSCH ~ MR. SLICK WILLIE.
When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly. Now, however, there's a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there's too much freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it.
A FEW MORE QUOTES ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH~
The deterioration of every government begins with the decay
of the principles upon which it was founded. ~ C. L. de Montesquieu
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to accidental opinion of the day, but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of administration, plainly proves a deliberate systematic plan to reduce us to slavery. ~ Thomas Jefferson
NOW LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.
THIS IS SERIOUS FOLKS.
HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE PRESENTATION EQUATES 9/11 TRUTH WITH TERRORISM and REPRESENTS THE INTERNET, SITES SUCH AS MYSPACE AND YOUTUBE AS A VIRTUAL TERROR TRAINING CAMPS
A Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Law Enforcement pamphlet gives the public characteristics to identify terrorists that include buying baby formula, beer, wearing Levi jeans, carrying identifying documents like a drivers license and traveling with women or children.
This latest assault on common sense arrives on the back of a Virginia training manual used to help state employees recognize terrorists that listed anti-government and property rights activists as terrorists and includes binoculars, video cameras, pads and notebooks in a compendium of terrorist tools.
If you live in Texas and you use a mobile phone, the Internet or text messaging then you could come under the scrutiny of a cadre of informants trained to identify terrorists based on those very precepts.
In essence it defines the characteristics of being "normal," "nice," and wearing normal clothes and behaving in a completely normal manner ("fitting in") as benchmarks of a suspected Al-Qaeda member.
These descriptions seemingly only protect by omission a nervous suicide bomber casing a shopping mall. Everybody else in the mall behaving normally could be terrorists but the sweating, paranoid, evasive mass killer is completely above suspicion according to this preposterous manual.
In December 2003 the FBI warned Americans nationwide to be on the lookout for people reading Almanacs as this could indicate an act of terrorism in planning. Almanacs are popular glove box inventory of any vehicle and this ludicrous fear mongering was met with a raucous response from satirists and news commentators.
Why are the definitions so vague?
Because law enforcement personnel across the country have been trained to treat absolutely anything as suspicious in order to foster a return to a society not unlike the East German Stasi, where one in fifty citizens was an informant for the state.
Shortly after 9/11, a Phoenix FBI manual that was disseminated amongst federal employees at the end of the Clinton term caused waves on the Internet after it was revealed that potential terrorists included, "defenders of the US Constitution against federal government and the UN, " and individuals who "make numerous references to the US Constitution." Lawyers everywhere cowered in fear at being shipped off to Gitmo.
A House Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on "Terrorism and the Internet" held last week, and broadcast on C-Span, featured a panel of "experts", including representatives formerly of the RAND Corporation and the Simon Wiesenthal Center who presented 9/11 truth websites sites alongside sites that celebrate the attacks and offer training in terrorist tactics.
The hearing was chaired by Democratic Rep. Jane Harman, and ranking Republican, Rep. Dave Reichert. It was supposed to focus on the use of the internet by "home grown terrorist recruiters" yet in a shocking move it blatantly related the 9/11 truth movement with so called radical "jihadists".
In a very poorly prepared and delivered PowerPoint splurge, Mark Weitzman stated:
"Some of these are conspiracy theories that present a closed view of the world, such as blaming 9/11 as an "outside job"(?) or blaming outside groups such as the U.S. government, or the Jews etc, some of these are pro-Iraqi insurgency videos, some of them are media portals that people can enter into, ones that you saw earlier with the flags, the U.S. flags show that they were based on U.S. servers."
Under the heading "Internet: Incubator of 9/11 Conspiracies and Disinformation" Weiztman threw in video of WTC building 7 collapsing on 9/11 as posted on various 9/11 truth affiliated websites, along with screen shots of the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth site and other sites, such as Killtown's, who raised awareness of this. I wonder, did he include the BBC video of the mistimed report of the collapse of Building 7? They did, after all, run the report almost a half hour before the event took place.
"We need to be aware of the empowering effect of the internet upon extremists, we must have researchers and responders for both the technical and and linguistic skills to keep us informed and to be able to respond to what is online. We must make users aware of the misinformation and of the techniques used by extremists." Weitzman continued.
The entire hearing can be viewed online at :
Weiztman's presentation represents the latest disgusting effort to lump in the movement to uncover the truth behind the 9/11 attacks, a movement which includes hundreds of first responders, firefighters, police, former intelligence officials and the largest 9/11 families representative group, with jihad groups and real Islamic extremists in order to demonize it.
Later on in the hearing, former RAND corporation director Bruce Hoffman re-iterated Weitzman's presentation, stating "These falsehoods and conspiracy theories have now become so ubiquitous and so pervasive that they are believed, so you have almost a parallel truth, and it has become a very effective tool for recruiting people."
Whichever way Hoffman dresses this up, it is plain fact that we have not been given the truth about what happened on 9/11. We have been subject to a "received truth", an official story that when compared with physical evidence does not hold water. In the absence of any real independent investigation, the evidence unearthed during six years of research by individuals and groups who want the truth has made the issue a phenomenon.
In recent polls up to 80% of Americans do not believe they have been told the truth about 9/11. Respected Intelligence veterans agree with them. NIST, the body tasked with investigating the collapse of the buildings "cannot explain" why they fell. Yet corporate academics such as Bruce Hoffman continue to insinuate that the truth about 9/11 is and always has been set in stone and any deviation from the official story is a "falsehood".
To then implicitly suggest that the millions of Americans who have questioned the government version of events on 9/11 are synonymous with a vast minority of violent extremist radicals is either extremely ill informed or purposefully misleading.
Over recent months we have witnessed a growth in this disturbing trend to attempt to equate peaceful 9/11 researchers and truth activists with violence and extremism. The prime culprits have been establishment "news" hacks who are raising the same talking point ad infinitum, dubbing the global truth movement "anarchists" and violent individuals who may be aiding terrorists.
Traitorous alking heads such as Fox News bigot Bill O'Reilly and his frothing caricature Glenn Beck over on CNN, have specifically targeted 9/11 truthers in segments designed to portray the movement as dangerous and sow the seed in the minds of what viewers they have left that peaceful truth seekers are actually in league with violent terrorists.
People like O'Reilly and Glenn Beck would relish the opportunity to have their baseless allegations "proved right", and should some act of violence or terrorism be carried out, whether real or staged, they would love to blame it on the 9/11 truth movement, in a similar way to how the patriot movement was blamed for the OKC bombing in 1995.
The bill to which these hearings are tied, H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, defines "violent radicalization" as "The process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change."
It further defines "homegrown terrorism" as "The use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives."
The bill's reference to how "The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens," is shocking.
REMEMBER, THE BILL IS NOT AIMED AT "AL-QAEDA" WEBSITES OR ARABIC FORUMS THAT POST ALLEGED BIN LADEN VIDEO TAPES, IT IS AIMED AT AMERICAN CITIZENS USING AMERICAN BASED WEBSITES, LIKE THE VERY ONE YOU'RE READING NOW.
THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STATE TO SEIZE UPON VIOLENT POSTS LEFT BY TROLLS AND USE THEM TO ENTRAP PEACEFUL 9/11 TRUTHERS UNDER THE GUISE THAT THEY "PROMOTED VIOLENCE" SHOULD BE A MAJOR CONCERN FOR US ALL.
Our message is simply this - don't even try it.
We have preached a doctrine of absolute non-violence from the very beginning and we will continue to do so. Anyone who calls for violence in a message board post is either a Fed, a Mom's basement dwelling troll who spends their entire day attempting to debunk the 9/11 truth movement, or a completely deluded moron who is unrepresentative of the vast majority of the 9/11 truth movement.
Those individuals who advocate violence should be sought out and investigated individually. Any plans to try and entrap prominent 9/11 truth movement figures using guilt by association should be abandoned immediately and we will ceaselessly emphasize this point until this current wave of propaganda subsides.
Aside from the attack upon 9/11 truth groups, the depiction of the internet as a whole drawn up by the House Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing is farcical. The panel does it's best to present the entire internet as some sort of vicious hate filled breeding ground for radical murderous terrorists. They give the impression that the youth of America are being recruited in their thousands to take down the country in some sort of monolithic war of civilizations.
They depict MySpace and YouTube in such a way as to leave the average American viewer with the impression that those websites are akin to terror training camps.
One cannot help being reminded of the film reels of the McCarthy hearings of the early 1950s as the House is presented poorly thrown together slide shows that suggest that there are dangerous terrorists everywhere, on all manner of internet chat rooms, forums and message boards recruiting naive and American teenagers to wage Jihad. But, should those teens want to rot their souls out with Pornography, they are allowed to fill their heads with filth!
The informed masses can see through this garbage, they understand that freedom and the peaceful push for truth are the only way to counter any form of extremism. Thus the continued effort by the authorities to diminish civil liberties at home, to wage unprovoked aggression abroad and to demonize those who question such moves is contradictory to their own logic of fighting a "war on terror". Unless, that is, the war on terror is a fraud, perpetuated on a basis of fear mongering power politics.
AND OUR CLOSING QUOTES FROM THE ESTEEMED MR. SLICK WILLIE:
The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people!!!!!
It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.
The other thing we have to do is to take seriously the role in this problem of...
older men who prey on underage women...
There are consequences to decisions and...
one way or the other, people always wind up being held accountable.
YES.. CLINTON DID SAY THAT! AMAZING!
THE TRUTH IS, INDEED, STRANGER THAN FICTION!
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn