Regulators and Politicians Work Hard … to Protect Corporate Wrongdoing and Smear Whistleblowers

Government Power Used to Protect Corruption

When one of the most respected radiologists  in America – the former head of the radiology department at Yale University – attempted to blow the whistle on the fact that the FDA had approved a medical device manufactured by General Electric because it put out massive amounts of radiation, the FDA installed spyware to record his private emails and surfing activities (including installing cameras to snap pictures of his screen), and then used the information to smear him and other whistleblowers:

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident, but standard operating procedure.   For example, whistleblowers are routinely fired before they can get publicize wrongdoing … and then smeared as “disgruntled former employees”.

The Pentagon recently smeared USA Today reporters for investigating illegal Pentagon propaganda.

The White House tried to smear scientists who found underwater oil plumes caused by the BP oil spill.

Nixon broke into the office of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in an attempt to smear him, and the government is doing everything it can to smear the sexuality of both Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, and:

As Ellsberg himself has repeatedly pointed out, this is the same sleazy strategy employed by Nixon to personally smear whistleblowers and demonize their psyches in order to discredit the substance of their disclosures and make it uncomfortable for anyone to support them. And it works.

In an effort to protect Bank of America from the threatened Wikileaks expose of wrongdoing – the Department of Justice told Bank of America to a hire a specific hardball-playing law firm to assemble a team to take down WikiLeaks (and see this).

The Bush White House worked hard to smear CIA officersbloggers and anyone else who criticized the Iraq war.

The FBI smeared top scientists who pointed out the numerous holes in its anthrax case.

The government uses agent provocateurs to discredit peaceful protesters.

Indeed, economist Murry Rothbard noted:

Anytime that a hard-nosed analysis is put forth of who our rulers are, of how their political and economic interests interlock, it is invariably denounced by Establishment liberals and conservatives (and even by many libertarians) as a “conspiracy theory of history,” “paranoid,” “economic determinist,” and even “Marxist.” These smear labels are applied across the board, even though such realistic analyses can be, and have been, made from any and all parts of the economic spectrum, from the John Birch Society to the Communist Party. The most common label is “conspiracy theorist,” almost always leveled as a hostile epithet rather than adopted by the “conspiracy theorist” himself.

And see this.

In fact, anyone who questions the government in any way can be smeared with the label of “potential terrorist”.  And government apologists are eager to label anyone “taking a cynical stance toward politics, mistrusting authority, endorsing democratic practices, … and displaying an inquisitive, imaginative outlook” as worthy of a Stalinist trip to the insane asylum.

Smear tactics are only one of the whistleblowers’ concerns. The fact that the government is aggressively prosecuting whistleblowers – but refusing to prosecute the actual criminal activity which is destroying our country – shows where the government’s priorities lie.

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  • Wooten Berston

    All of these labels (ie. in the typical usage thereof)–conspiracy theorist, marxist, socialist, even fascist–are merely vituperatives.. and as such can be translated into Orwellian NewSpeak: ie. double-plus-ungood.. or the (Jules) Feifferism “dirty stinky cheaty rat!” Stated this way they immediately reveal the childish intent of the vituperator. Unfortunately the problem is that most people are stupid. Ignorance can be cured with education; stupidity requires eons of evolution to be ameliorated and it’s obvious we don’t have the time for that anymore. The earth is on the ropes.

    The few intelligent people (I estimate no more than 10% of the population), through their narcissism and hubris, have put advanced technology (translated: weapons) into the hands of stone-age goons. The results are obvious. Perhaps it would have better if they had kept their ideas to themselves? At least then the earth would be flourishing rather than dying as it is today.

    Oh, just ignore me. Old men tend to think such things.

 

 

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