“See Something, Say Something” was last year’s fear-based media campaign to popularize an initiative of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) called the Nationwide Suspicious Activities Reporting (SAR) Initiative (aka NSI). The NSI codified the actions of our nation’s spooks (FBI, local police, the CIA) who had, ever since 9/11/01 and the infamous Patriot Act, already been aggressively targeting and infiltrating nonviolent antiwar, peace and justice activist groups with spies, even stooping so low as to provoke violence by their agents provocateur in order to discredit them in the eyes of the public.
The Nationwide Suspicious Activities Reporting Initiative was DHS’s intent to “gather information regarding behaviors and incidents associated with criminal activity—but without the customary restrictions on collecting data on individuals in the absence of reasonable suspicion or probable cause.” In other words, if you “See Something, Say Something.”
The mandate of the NSI was to encourage average US citizens to “observe behavior that could reasonably be indicative of pre-operational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity.” In other words, DHS approves of every patriot and pseudo-patriot becoming snitches, both on our enemies, on our neighbors or on those we may be bigoted against (someone of another race, skin color, nationality, political party, creed, sexual orientation, economic class or gender). And we are urged to report our suspicions to the NSI authorities.
Snitching has been historically regarded as the patriotic thing to do in times of national crises
The reality of snitching on others has been around for a long time. Just think Adolf Hitler’s or Joseph Stalin’s totalitarian police states where free thought was a crime against the state.
And we can go back further in history. I would guess that the various Roman Caesars’ Praetorian Guards had spy outfits.
In American history, we can go back at least to the adoption of the US Constitution, in which the only provision for the death penalty was treason, “giving aid and comfort to the enemy.”
The war fevers of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War (more accurately known as the Philippine-American War) all had their legal ways to ferret out dissenters.
And so the US Congress, immediately after entering World War I, passed the Espionage Act of 1917 amended soon thereafter by the Sedition Act of 1918 which prohibited many forms of speech, including “any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States . . . or the flag of the United States, or the uniform of the Army or Navy.”
Those acts criminalized anyone who seemed to be “insufficiently patriotic,” “defeatist” or otherwise opposed to the war effort. Specifically, the Espionage Act of 1917 criminalized anybody who caused or attempted to cause “insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, refusal of duty in the military or naval forces of the United States, or to willfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States.” Fascism regularly re-emerges to degrade democracy in the Land of the Free.
Objectors to war and killing on the basis of their consciences were accused of being traitors and were spied upon, harassed and imprisoned during the Red Scare of 1918—1919 and the infamous Palmer Raids. Many conscientious objectors to war and killing were deported and even given the death penalty. Even Eugene V. Debs, the Socialist Party candidate for president in 1904, 1908 and 1912, was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison for making a speech that “obstructed recruiting.” He ran for president in 1920 while in prison and was so popular with the working class that he got almost 1 million write-in votes.
Fulfilling one’s patriotic, whistle-blowing duty to speak out when seeing something (for instance, treason in high places)
Well, I recently started thinking about my obligation to say something if I see something that is detrimental to the country that I love. I guess that I have long regarded it as my patriotic duty to warn others of potentially serious issues that may have been overlooked by others. Speaking up about things that may be unethical or immoral or illegal is what whistle-blowers and prophetic voices do, so I have decided to accept the Department of Homeland Security’s invitation to be a snitch, particularly regarding what really happened on 9/11/01, events that unequivocally disprove the official White House Conspiracy Theory and its Big Lies.
I have chosen to trust my eyes and ears and intuition when confronted with the overwhelming evidence that debunks what the pathological liars in the infamous Cheney/Bush/Rove/Rumsfeld administrations have had to say and to keep Saying Something.
On 9/11/01 and many times since then in the 10 years and hundreds of hours of reading, study and research that I have done on that Crime and Cover-up of the Century, I saw and heard the testimonial evidence about the multiple explosions in the buildings. I saw the free-fall collapse of the two 110-story World Trade Center Towers 1 & 2 (whose fires went out rapidly soon after they were hit). I saw and heard the evidence from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (that the buildings had been demolished in classical pre-planned controlled demolition fashion). I also saw the censored-out controlled demolition of WTC # 7, which put the lie to the Cheney/Bush propaganda campaign and their fraudulent 9/11 Commission Report.
I saw the pyroclastic flows of powdered skyscrapers coming from ground zero. Knowing that pyroclastic flows only occur with volcanoes and controlled demolitions of skyscrapers, I understood that every one of the 110 steel-reinforced concrete floors, each one acre in size, and the millions of tons of very toxic fine powder were now scattered widely over New York City and not at the base of the towers. I noted that none of the massive steel beams were poking up out of the ruins, putting the lie to the ridiculous fire and pancake theories.
I saw and heard the initially uncensored eyewitness testimony from dozens of unbiased observers, including many NYFD firefighters, who heard the explosions and knew the buildings had had bombs pre-planted in them.
I saw and heard, with considerable chagrin, that the initially truthful eyewitness accounts from many mainstream journalists (about bombs going off in the WTC towers) were never allowed to be repeated starting on day 2. And I knew the fix was in.
I saw the many “squibs” of smoke that were shown dramatically on slow-motion replay of the exploding towers. The squibs represented high-velocity explosions blowing out the side of the Twin Towers just ahead of the leading edge of the collapses, and I recognized that the timing mechanisms of the computer-controlled demolition job had gone slightly awry.
I saw and heard Larry Silverstein, the brand new lessee of the World Trade Center complex, who had insured the buildings against terrorist attacks (and handsomely collected), admit that he had approved the plan to implode WTC 7 later that afternoon (at 5:20 pm) “because there had been so much death and destruction.”
I saw and heard the BBC journalist, with tower # 7 clearly still standing behind her announce that WTC tower #7 had collapsed. The tower was not to collapse until a half hour later.
I saw and heard and read about hundreds of other irrefutable items that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official White House Conspiracy Theory was a fraud, shamefully endorsed by the untrustworthy Mainstream Media, BigBusiness, Wall Street, 98% of the US Congress, the Banksters and the Billionaires. Anybody interested in uncovering the truth about 9/11 themselves—and then saying something—can find ample evidence online here.
The following short essay summarizes the feelings of the many truth-seekers who have seen the truth about 9/11 and have been patriotically saying something that needs to be said about what really happened. I have excerpted most of it below. The piece is entitled Believe Your Eyes.
“We’re eight weeks from the ten-year mark, and the unsolved mystery of the century remains censored out of your local newsrag. It’s taboo to talk about unanswered questions surrounding the events of 9/11/2001, and this means we have to forget the dead, too.
“Unsatisfactory as the news blackout is for the victims and their survivors, it works out nicely for the deluded masses. This is because they’re not really deluded: they know the truth but it hurts too much to acknowledge. Their faith, like most faith, probably, is pretense, even transparent pretense. Their suspension of disbelief is delicate, creating a problem for culpable government and media. People might eventually believe their eyes, and the evidence that will ultimately bring them to consciousness must be suppressed, anniversary or no anniversary. That’s why you won’t see much video of the buildings coming down. The video itself is an indictment, and reasoned discourse about it, which would naturally accompany any airing, must be avoided at all costs.
“Modern technology makes it possible for us to confirm the breadth and depth of the censorship. Search the Internet for references to 9/11 in newspapers, on television or radio, or even in the left-leaning blogs that dot the Web. You will find almost nothing about the events of that day. Plenty on peripheral matters like the shape and size of the memorial and the Islamic center going up in the neighborhood, but nothing in the mass media on what actually happened.
“No questions are raised about any of it. Looking for an update or reconsideration of the 9/11 commission report? Forget about it. Interviews with those present in the bunker with Richard Cheney a few minutes before the Pentagon was struck, confirming (or not) that he had advance knowledge of the event? Not going to happen. Analysis of the video, which shows buildings coming down in free-fall, violating the laws of physics? Don’t hold your breath waiting for that conversation. Discussion of what happened to the third building that collapsed that day and maybe a public airing of the landlord’s on-camera admission that he had the building demolished? Not yet, and not ever. Discussion of the mayor’s culpability for death and disability among rescue and cleanup workers? Not to be talked about. Scientists last year found tiny chips of undetonated explosives–manufactured, demolition-grade material–in dust collected by near neighbors of the World Trade Center on that day. You won’t find any mention of that finding in any paper.
“What accounts for the absence of even a single report reviewing the actual events of that day in the New York Times, Washington Post, New York News, CBS, Wall St. Journal, NPR, Democracy Now, Huffington Post, Common Dreams? . . .
“I don’t take people seriously anymore if I find out they believe the official conspiracy theory. All of their opinions are suspect. Want to tell me how to fix the economy? First tell me what you believe happened on 9/11. Want to recommend a book or advise me why bombing Libya was a good idea (or a bad one)? Tell me first whether you believed your eyes when you saw the World Trade Center demolished by explosives.
“9/11 denial is a mental illness that ought to be assigned its own diagnostic code. I suspect most of the excess armchair violence, Prozac popping, and compulsive eating and drinking we see in the new millennium has its origin in this disorder. PTD: post-traumatic denial. Seeing ain’t believing.”
Dr. Kohls is a family physician who, until his retirement in 2008, practiced holistic mental health care. His patients came to see him asking for help in getting off the psychotropic drugs that they knew were sickening and disabling them. He was successful in helping significant majorities of his patients get off their drugs using a thorough and therefore time-consuming program that was based on psychoeducational psychotherapy, brain nutrient therapy, a drastic change away from the malnourishing and often toxic Standard American Diet (SAD), plus a program of gradual, closely monitored drug withdrawal. Dr. Kohls warns against the abrupt discontinuation of any psychiatric drug because of the common, often serious withdrawal symptoms that can occur with the chronic use of any dependency-inducing psychoactive drug, whether illicit or legal. Close consultation with an aware, informed physician who is, hopefully, familiar with dealing with drug withdrawal syndromes (starting with the original prescribing physician), who will read and study the above books and become aware of the previously unknown dangers of these drugs and the nutritional needs of the drug-toxified and nutritionally-depleted brain. Dr. Kohls is a member of MindFreedom International and the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology. He is the editor of the occasional Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter.