Ter·ror·ist (Noun): Anyone Who Disagrees with the Government

Any American Who Criticizes the Government May Be Labeled a Terrorist

I noted in 2009:

The Department of Homeland Security and police forces label anyone who they disagree with – or who disagrees with government policies – as “terrorists”.

Don’t believe me?

Well, according to a law school professor, pursuant to the Military Commissions Act, “Anyone who … speaks out against the government’s policies could be declared an ‘unlawful enemy combatant’ and imprisoned indefinitely. That includes American citizens.”

And according to an FBI memo, peace protesters are being labeled as “terrorists”.

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Anyone who disagrees with the “acceptable” way of looking at things is a terrorist.

How is this different from Stalin or Mao’s use of labels such as “enemy of the state”?

This may have seemed over-the-top to some, but events have proven it true.

For example, the following is considered terrorism or suspected terrorism in modern America:

As Paul Joseph Watson notes:

Of course, the vast majority of people who visit Internet Cafes use cash to pay their bill. Who uses a credit card to buy a $2 dollar cup of coffee? A lot of smaller establishments don’t even accept credit cards for amounts less than $10 dollars.

Other examples of suspicious behavior include using a “residential based Internet provider” such as AOL or Comcast, the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” (these are routinely used by mobile web users to bypass public Internet filters), “Suspicious communications using VOIP,” and “Preoccupation with press coverage of terrorist attack” (this would apply to the vast majority of people who work in the news or political blogging industry).

Searching for information about “police” or “government” is also listed as a potential indication of terrorism, as is using a computer to “obtain photos, maps or diagrams of transportation, sporting venues, or populated locations,” which would apply to virtually anyone who uses Google Maps or Google Earth.

People who may wish to keep private the contents of a personal email or an online credit card purchase by attempting to”shield the screen from view of others” are also characterized as potential terrorists.

Business owners who spot patrons engaging in these types of activities are encouraged to call the FBI’s Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), after first gathering information on license plates, names, ethnicity, and languages spoken.

In total, there are 25 different CAT flyers aimed at businesses from across the spectrum – everything from hobby shops to tattoo parlors.

As we have documented on numerous occasions, the federal government routinely characterizes mundane behavior as extremist activity or a potential indicator of terrorist intent. As part of its ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign, the Department of Homeland Security educates the public that generic activities performed by millions of people every day, including using a video camera, talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and using a cell phone recording application,” are potential signs of terrorist activity.

The CAT program again underscores how federal authorities are empowering poorly trained citizens to become terrorist hunters, stoking fears that America is sinking deeper into a Stasi-style informant society.

Note: The government treats copyright infringers as terrorists, and swat teams have been deployed against them. See this, this, this and this.  As the executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School notes:

This administration … publishes a newsletter about its efforts with language that compares copyright infringement to terrorism.

I’m not condoning copyright infringement, but merely citing to the all-pervasiveness of the “terror” label. And given that even grandmas and children might innocently and unwittingly download copyrighted content, any tendency to use the terror label is troubling.

Update: The list of activities which might get you branded as a suspected terrorist has grown even longer.

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  • http://thefarcebook.blogspot.com Droid

    What to do, what to do?

    The silence is deafening, in this country.

    How we, in the 9/11 truth community, have pressed for the truth – and the reprisals we have been subjected to – only to be called names, dismissed, derided, and, perhaps worst of all, wither in the polite silence. Enough to break a man.

    The sociopathic, demonic men laying claim to our humanity, our earth, and our future profit from the activities of destruction, but we have reached a fulcrum point. We are being set up…

    • EMP

      To be fair, unless the truth you are espousing is that this wasn’t due to ‘terrorists hate freedom’ but ‘we have wronged them’, most 9-11 truthers are nutcases.

      • http://thefarcebook.blogspot.com Droid

        You have fallen prey to exactly the type of propaganda and, in turn, viewpoint which is ruining society. Maybe someday you will realize that 9/11 truthers are not nutcases, but until that day you will remain a shameful, chauvinistic, feeble-minded, authoritarian, idiotic, moronic disgrace to anything or anyone of integrity in this world.

        • Peter Phippen

          or just a ‘plant’ from the white house…to sow disharmony among the ‘resistance’…

      • Jane

        You have absolutely no credibility as a human being if you think that someone who has a different perspective than you is a “nutcase”.

        • Joe

          Yes, this guy is obviously drinking the coolaid… because even if you beleive the “official story” its still a conspiracy… some people who conspired to destroy the WTC.

          Only an idiot would not just “follow the money” and realise that the main thing that happened on 911 was the destruction of pentagon financial records which could have lead to the prosecution of the beneficiaries of the 11 trillion in un-accounted missing pentegon money. That and the insurance scam at ground zero, whereby if you believe the “offiical story” they managed to get a demolition team into building 7 and as Silvermann the owner put it on CNN “pull” the building… It never ceases to amaze me just how retarded people in this country have become. Then again they do have to drink water with 9 different poisons (fluroide is a byproduct of the manufacture of aluminium and contains cyinide etc) and milk with cancer causing protients, and salty/sugary pop drinks with fructose in it which makes you fat, slow and stoopid.

      • http://www.oilfreefun.com Max

        The ratio of nutcases in the general populace of sheeple far exceeds that of nutcases in the OBVIOUS TRUTHS of 9/11 Movement.

      • http://smith.com Smith

        Only a nutcase would deny physics applied to the twin towers.

  • TheBread

    The People expect for the tyrants to announce their nefarious purposes and that they are going to alert us to their presence, it’s like expecting to getting an RSVP from a burglar or counting on reality to mirror that moment in a movie when the evil villain tells the superhero EXACTLY what evils he is about to commit. There is a false sense of security in our loss of security and far too many people who are more than willing to engage in a witch hunt.

  • http://www.jbcampbellextremismonline.com JB Campbell

    Let’s not have any more scare stories without a proposed solution. Scare stories without responses help the tyrants. The tyrants are trying to psyche us out with fear and dread, to make us give up with no struggle.

    There is no philosophical way out of this attack on us, no safe way. We can’t talk or reason our way out, or blog our way out, or wave the Bill of Rights at them. Americans have plenty of guns for the only way to stop these guys. The only question is do we have the guts and the brains to use them as they were meant to be used?

    How do we think that America stopped being a bunch of colonies? Guns. That’s the way it is.

  • William Chandler

    NO American will be safe. I don’t care if you are the purest Church Lady, the cutest dimple-cheeked Child, or the most decorated Policeman.
    Some “miffed” bureaucrat or underling. Some neighbor who covets your wife, or dislikes your Christmas light display could have “dropped a line” describing you as a “terrorist”, and the next time you are pulled over for a traffic stop, you are whisked away to never be heard from again.

    NOW, the Government thinks it is just going to start arresting People and ignoring their RIGHTS, and “revoking” the IRREVOCABLE CITIZENSHIP of AMERICANS, just like the NAZI thugs that they are.
    I pondered that a bit and just off the top of my head thought of these points. PLEASE add your thoughts.
    (1) Police Officers will be shot because they pull over a car for a traffic offense, and the occupant, fearing INDEFINITE DETENTION, comes out shooting.
    (2) Police Officers will respond by having to turn every traffic stop into a multi-car armored STAGE SHOW.
    (3) Police Officers will over react and shoot innocent Citizens.
    (4) Police Officers will be shunned and ostracized. Ambushes of police will occur.
    (5) Turnabout — People will “spot” where Federal Families live. When some Citizen “disappears”,
    a Federal Family member may well “disappear” in retaliation.
    (6) Someone’s Family member disappears, they go lay along the road with a deer rifle until the first COP drives by ………..
    (7) People stage “accidents” and when the government workers show up …. They become HOSTAGES.
    (8) Government work areas will become ‘free fire zones”. How will anyone work with bullets flying around?
    (9) America will devolve into chaos and collapse. Police will not be able to maintain order.
    (10) CALTROPS dropped through holes in car floors, or tossed off bridges, turn “rush hour” into nightmares.
    BE AFRAID ……………. BE VERY AFRAID
    But SPEAK OUT anyway ….. you have no choice.

  • http://blogdredd.blogspot.com/ Dredd

    Dynamite post.

    Meanwhile there is a debate ongoing that wants to increase terrorism we can believe in, I mean the verb form to compliment the noun form you speak of in this dynamite post.

    Indeed, I mean increasing an old form of terrorism within the U.S.eh? manifesting in the form of Americans terrorizing Americans while at the same time wearing, carrying, and worshiping the flag.

  • Bugs Nixon

    Well of course this is the case. How else do you create an Orwellian facist police state?

    “I don’t like your face, therefore you are a terrorist.”

  • Brian

    Investigate and prosecute those who enabled and carried out 9/11. Fully audit and END THE FED.

    There, most of America’s problems are solved.

  • Frisky Whiskers

    Those that have chosen to stock up on stored food will be labeled “Hoarders” soon and will be looked at in the same light as pedophiles. There are already shows that portray “Hoarders” as sicko’s.

    • Alan

      wtf?

  • Mr. Mojo

    Is anybody surprised by this? This trend has been building since the 60′s with the Vietnam protests and war on drugs, which was just an excuse to suppress and imprison certain groups of people and keep illegal drugs very profitable for the insiders. Make most everyone a criminal so they are scared, keep a low profile and are subject to arrest at any time. Now with these anti-terrorist policies virtually everyone is a terrorist. Better be scared else what ya goin’ to do when they come for you.

    By the time the majority of Americans wake up it will be way too late, if it’s not already.

  • http://www.infowars.com Anonymous

    List of U.S. Military ‘Interventions’ globally, since 1890: [Rothschild Global Empire-Building]
    http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html

    The Secret of Oz [Did you know the 'Fed' is really Rothschild-owned?]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI&feature=related

    A MUST READ Article (quotes & link to article, below)

    “Obama is a Teleprompter Reader. The Decider in Chief is not Benyamin Netanyahu.
    It is NM Rothschild Ltd which represents both the Rothschild Family and the international
    Zionist Criminal Network.” [Their agents in the U.S. are Rockefellers, CFR, CIA, ADL, SPLC,
    etc.]

    “The point is that the decision for war lies neither in DC nor in Jerusalem but in the City
    of London with the Rothschild Crime Network.”

    “The problem the Zionist Crime Network faces with 911 is that more people every day
    are waking up to the Truth.”

    “The other lit fuse is the economy. Ben Bernanke has been printing money by the tens of
    trillions which means democracy and the free expression of ideas over the Internet must
    die with the dollar within 16 months. That is when I expect the dollar to collapse and
    wages to be cut in half turning America, Europe and the rest of the world into hell on earth.
    This means we have 16 months to take back our government.” [SIXTEEN months!? Try NINE
    until Nov. 2012!]

    “If Europe unravels over the next two months and the Rothschild Crime Family needs a dictator
    sooner rather than later, then Israel will attack Iran. And it will be President Petraeus. The
    preceding two words are the scariest ones in any language. If you thought the passage of
    the NDAA which legalized arrest without trial terrifying the liberals into buying a million guns in
    December was funny, you will not be laughing when David Petraeus becomes American dictator.”

    “The Truth that your government despises you is hard to accept. The Truth is this: As I have
    said it before,
    The Fundamental Fact of Your Existence as a modern man or woman is that the bankers of New
    York and London want to reduce you to Debt Slavery.” [IF not kill you off, as part of their stated plan for global de-population]

    Source: http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/either-accept-the-truth-or-accept-general-petraeus-as-american-dictator/

  • Jet

    You forgot to add the fact that if you carry a camera or cellphone with a camera, you are automatically a terrorist unless you work for a huge media-corporation-owned newspaper (basically work for Rupert Murdoch and co). Especially if you try to exercise, for example, your right to tape your own trial (which may be for videotaping in public!)

  • http://thegnosticgathering.blogspot.com/ Davol

    I knew it! I knew it! You’re all terrorists! Terrorists! I’m calling Fatherland Security on my speed dial and turning you all in!

  • PineyStraw

    Washington has granted fantastic sums to all sorts of neat private armies recently. The NSA is in charge of handing out these luscious contracts to private companies who will screen through this data and they are not fettered by any tattered shreds of the Constitution. By the time all the people who aren’t interested in paying attention start to feel it, it’s going to be a done deal. Game over.
    http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efkk45fmmj/washington-d-c/#gallerycontent Look at the websites for these leading hiring employers 2, 3, and 5.

  • Johnson grace

    so it is rude and insane to call truthers “nutcases” but its ok to call any who disagrees with you “sheeple”

    Conspiracy theories are for people who have boring sad lives.

    • OneofGod’sSOULdiers

      johnson … You’re either swingin from some commies nuts/ riding his coat-tails … Or you are just another … Yes, sheep-like person … Just part of a Large group (or herd if you will) to lazy to think for youself … Just grazin and goin in whatever direction they prod you along in … You don’t bother to Question your ‘prodder’… You just figure ‘well, you got the big prodding stick … So I guess I’ll just listen like a good little sheep … Even tho you’re moving us all toward a slaugter house … I’ll still just go along bc you’re bigger and you have that stick’ …. Sorry if Ilve offended you, but you should be offended by yourself if you do not have the brains to be questioning your government and look into Any of the Many major obviously questionable issues we as a nation are dealing with … If you don’t like the term ‘sheeple’ how does Cattle work for you? … It’s how your beloved government views you. And if you don’t know that already then I migt as well be talking to a …well, a cow … They’d come away from this convo having learned just as much.

  • Sam Adams

    You’re all nuts! That’s okay, though. Hope I get an all-expense trip to Club Gitmo; that’s after they de-louse the place. See you there in about 16 months (or less).

  • http://apfn.org Anthony Clifton

    Who prints the currency, It wasn’t Arabs. Remember Edgar Steele.
    http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=140069
    …and of course Gordon Kahl, Vickie & Sammie Weaver, The Branch Davidians [CSI] OKC…

    War is Peace.

  • Blockhead

    The only question which remains, now that anyone the government does not like can be labelled as a terrorist and swept away, never to be seen again … is what does a typical, powerless citizen do.

    The only answer that I see as viable is to expatriate.

  • Scot

    911 truthers, really? In order to really believe that it was staged you have to believe the following:

    Jihad Saudi Nationals, who flew the planes and UBL were in bed with the US govt. reasonable. Look at all of the benefits the Islamists have gained, kicked out of Afghanistan, UBL killed, drone attacks, etc. Those Islamists are pretty shrewd.

    George Bush, Obama, and the US Congress have been working together for the past 12 years to engineer our current lack of liberty, yes George Bush is very popular with Progressive Democrats and was able to hand off the torch to Obama and Pelosi.

    Maybe just maybe terrorists did attack the towers and just sped up the loss of liberty we have been experiencing for the past 100 years. No, that is too reasonable, I think the star chamber of UBL, George Bush, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and everyone else who voted for the Patriot Act sounds more reasonable.

    I love the post about the flouridated water, really? The govt is contaminating our bodily essence, I love Dr Strangelove, I guess some people do not realize it was a parody.

  • Ron

    This is really sad, and it would be scary if I wasn’t so old and ready to check out of their world anyway. Personally I believe the major terrorists in the world are those that can deny anyone their right to exist, simply by flying a UAV over their country, violating their airspace and sovereignty, and killing them without trial (due process as in Habeas Corpus, i.e. probable cause, charge, speedy trial by one’s peers, council, right to face one’s accusers and have them questioned, not held indefinitely, nor tortured!) Any state that uses assassination teams to take out “targets” labeled as “unlawful enemy combatants” IS CONDUCTING STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM! Any state or nation that kidnaps anyone off of any street anywhere in the world, and secretly takes them to torture sites IS A TERRORIST STATE! Any state that attacks another country based upon lies, innuendo, or hearsay, is a TERRORIST FASCIST POLICE STATE! With the new directive signed by the present administration, it appears that these new “laws” apply to any American, anywhere in the world, including on his native soil!

  • OneofGod’sSOULdiers

    FINALLY! I feel understood and at ‘home’ People that actualyy KNOW! I just have to let you all kno what a relief it is to find such like-minded souls . ‘Anonymous’ I think I love you. I have too much to share with all of you and not enoug time … I just had to post Something. Our gov. Is run by evil scum … But they are but ‘pawns’ in the grand sceme of things .. It’s the rothchilds n rockerfellers who are the true evil fucks who run everything .. Own everything. We will be forced … Sorry, they will TRY to force the rfid chip on us under the pretence that’s it’s for our safety n convience (bcof 9/11) blah blah … And if you refuse the chip (mark of the beast) they’ll kill you .. Or stick you in a fema camp. Or whatever they wana do. … They’ve been poisioning our air, water, food, hygene products forever … I mean … The damn ADA still puts amalgum filings in our mouths?!? HELLONNN … I don’t understand how ppl can be so blind. This is all orchastrated n planned and is just fofilling prophesies left and right. Ready your souls my good truthers … They can only kill the body. God knows your heart … Ilm ready to die for my God. 6od bless all of you. And stay strong. Ttys – sincerely good to find this site, *OneOfGod’sSOULdiers*

  • OneofGod’sSOULdiers

    FINALLY! I feel understood and at ‘home’ People that actualyy KNOW! I just have to let you all kno what a relief it is to find such like-minded souls . ‘Anonymous’ I think I love you. I have too much to share with all of you and not enoug time … I just had to post Something. Our gov. Is run by evil scum … But they are but ‘pawns’ in the grand sceme of things .. It’s the rothchilds n rockerfellers who are the true evil fucks who run everything .. Own everything. We will be forced … Sorry, they will TRY to force the rfid chip on us under the pretence that’s it’s for our safety n convience (bcof 9/11) blah blah … And if you refuse the chip (mark of the beast) they’ll kill you .. Or stick you in a fema camp. Or whatever they wana do. … They’ve been poisioning our air, water, food, hygene products forever … I mean … The damn ADA still puts amalgum filings in our mouths?!? HELLONNN … I don’t understand how ppl can be so blind. This is all orchastrated n planned and is just fofilling prophesies left and right. Ready your souls my good truthers … They can only kill the body. God knows your heart … Ilm ready to die for my God. God bless all of you. And stay strong. Ttys – sincerely good to find this site, *OneOfGod’sSOULdiers*

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