The following articles were discussed on The Truther Girls radio show on Sept 27.
The CFR Asks, Are Americans Too Constitution-Obsessed?
(After all, it’s only a piece of paper. Right?)
FBI Launching Mass Raids on Anti-War Activists Homes
The FBI is confirming that this morning they began a number of “raids” against the homes of antiwar activists, claiming that they are “seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism.”
So far there do not appear to have been any arrests related to the raids nor, according to FBI spokesman Steve Warfield, are there any expected. He also insisted that there was “no imminent threat” related to the antiwar organization targeted. Some of the activists say they were ordered to appear before a grand jury, however.
Note: normally, you are not supposed to do a raid to seek evidence. You are supposed to do a raid if you already have evidence, i.e. probable cause. Otherwise, you are just violating people’s privacy. However, this principle has gone out the window since ‘probable cause’ has been replaced with ‘reason to believe’. As stated, there was no ‘imminent threat’, i.e. the raids were carried out for some other reason than to actually protect the public. And given that no-one was arrested, there evidently was nothing illegal going on. No probable cause, no threat, no arrests. What was this done for? Just to show people that they have no rights and are subjected to being treated as terrorists just because they are against the war? The message is clear: don’t challenge the status quo, becaus the status quo is that the government does whatever it wants and doesn’t need a valid reason to do it.
And to help you help the government violate everyone’s rights, the DHS has created a pamphlet to help people know when to rat out their neighbors. It contains a list of signs to look for that may indicate your dude-next-door is in with Al Quaida, such as “travel to or interest in travelling overseas to attend violent extremist institutions or paramilitary training camps”
John: Hey Dave, what are you up to?
Dave: Well, John, I was just booking my flight to Pakistan to attent a violent extremist institution”
John: Uh-oh. (calls DHS)
Did you really need the DHS to tell you to sound the alarm if someone says he is on his way to terrorist boot camp?
Also, be alert to:
- People who buy to much fertilizer (look out, home gardeners!) or peroxide (heads up, cheesemakers!)
- Anyone who has recently changed his name
- “Adoption of a new life style and segregation from normal peer and family groups in association with advocating criminal or terrorist activity.”
The last one is particularly tricky. Imagine this scenario: Jane stops hanging out with her aspartame-and-American-Idol-addled friends and gets involved with some Tea Party folks. She starts hanging out with people who like that quote about the tree of liberty needing to be watered every once in a while with the blood of partiots. Now what do you do?
a- go back to your online game and stay out of it
b- recommend Prozac to Jane
c- report Jane to the DHS and become a community hero!
d- report Thomas Jefferson for coining that phrase in the first place, then take part in a community Constitution burning, followed by a good old fashioned witch hunt (it’s fun for the whole family!)
Meanwhile, according to Michael Vail of Black Listed News,
The National Intelligence Council and the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies jointly released a document on global governance (PDF) . It is difficult to determine the economic and political future climate of one nation but to attempt to do so for the world is a task. Worse yet, to add more complex variables to the equation such as NGOs and international organizations. These groups are the primary drivers for globalization and international order. These Non-governmental organizations write the policy papers and steer debate on subjects like adopting a global tax. The leaders and statesmen of our respective countries are becoming symbolic window dressing while the real debate is going on without our knowledge.
But please, don’t talk about Global Governance. Don’t even entertain the thought that there may be such a thing. It’s nothing but a ‘conspiracy theory’ and, according to the MYAC report released in 2009 by the DHS, those who believe in such are potential terrorists. The only people who are allowed to talk about global governance are those who are attempting to usher it in.