U.S. Government Using Terrorism Against the American People

Year of the Snake(s) by Anthony Freda

Violence and Threats Being Used to Intimidate and Coerce the American Public for Political Purposes

We’ve documented that – by any measure – America is the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world.

But remember, terrorism is defined as:

The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

The American government has also been using violence and threats to intimidate and coerce the American public for political purposes.

For example, the U.S. government is doing the following things to terrorize the American public into docility and compliance:

U.S. constitutional law has taught for hundreds of years that chilling the exercise of our liberties is as dangerous to freedom than directly suppressing them.

For example, as we’ve previously noted, reporters censor themselves:

Initially, there is tremendous self-censorship by journalists.

For example, several months after 9/11, famed news anchor Dan Rather told the BBC that American reporters were practicing “a form of self-censorship”:

There was a time in South Africa that people would put flaming tires around peoples’ necks if they dissented. And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here, you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck. Now it is that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions…. And again, I am humbled to say, I do not except myself from this criticism.

What we are talking about here – whether one wants to recognise it or not, or call it by its proper name or not – is a form of self-censorship.

Keith Olbermann agreed that there is self-censorship in the American media, and that:

You can rock the boat, but you can never say that the entire ocean is in trouble …. You cannot say: By the way, there’s something wrong with our …. system.

As former Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin wrote in 2006:

Mainstream-media political journalism is in danger of becoming increasingly irrelevant, but not because of the Internet, or even Comedy Central. The threat comes from inside. It comes from journalists being afraid to do what journalists were put on this green earth to do. . . .

There’s the intense pressure to maintain access to insider sources, even as those sources become ridiculously unrevealing and oversensitive. There’s the fear of being labeled partisan if one’s bullshit-calling isn’t meted out in precisely equal increments along the political spectrum.

If mainstream-media political journalists don’t start calling bullshit more often, then we do risk losing our primacy — if not to the comedians then to the bloggers.

I still believe that no one is fundamentally more capable of first-rate bullshit-calling than a well-informed beat reporter – whatever their beat. We just need to get the editors, or the corporate culture, or the self-censorship – or whatever it is – out of the way.

Former Fox News reporters say the same thing.

Any reporters who don’t censor themselves are harassed. Whistleblowers are prosecuted … or even tortured by the government.

The fact that the government is spying on all Americans – and using the information to launch political witch hunts – makes us all watch what we say, and makes us careful about who we talk to. As the ACLU notes:

Peaceful protesters should not be treated as potential terrorists nor spied upon by federal government agents. Not only is this a misuse of public funds that could be used to find real terrorists, it chills free speech activities and inhibits the public debate on important issues.

A federal judge found that the NDAA’s provision allowing indefinite detention of Americans without due process has a “chilling effect” on free speech. And see this and this.

The threat of being labeled a terrorist certainly dissuades and chills our willingness to exercise our rights.

Especially when power has become so concentrated that the same agency which spies on all Americans also decides who should be assassinated.

The bottom line is that – like Stalin, Mao or Hitler – the U.S. government is using violence and threats to intimidate and coerce its own people for political purposes … to consolidate power and suppress dissent.

Postscript: fear of terror makes people docile and stupid … and the government has also intentionally whipped up an exaggerated hysteria of terror by “others” in order to scare the people. This is another form of terrorism.

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  • http://www.booksbyoliver.com/ MountainHome

    It’s time to take a stand against federal tyranny.

  • Banksters_Rule_the_World

    Welcome to the United Police States of American; home of the tyrants and land of the debt slaves.

  • windcatcher

    Victory by default! It has
    been 50 years since the multinational bankster terrorist murdered President
    Kennedy, and consequently, any chance of American freedom to print national
    money.

    Victory by controlling Justice
    and stalling for time while at the same time striking new terrorist attacks
    against American economy, independence, constitution and national sovereignty. Over
    and over again, this brings us to the present.

    Time stalling enough to erase
    the old generations and raise the new Fascist slave generations, in another 50
    years; history will be rewritten.

    • tomhoser

      Exactly. “History is written by the victors.”

  • http://twitter.com/FabioORibeiro Fábio O. Ribeiro

    Very good. Now Americans swallow the poison at home that the USA spreads around the world since the 1950s.

  • http://www.wolfbritain.com/ S. Wolf Britain

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    Under the Orwellian double-speak “U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act”, all exercise of constitutional rights, including the freedoms of speech, dissent and protest, is and/or are now considered “perceived threatening conduct”, the consideration of which is in blatant violation, contravention and abrogation of the Bill of Rights, as well as Article 19 of the international law known as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And you’re cooperating, at all, with that, and the likes of people who believe and unconstitutionally, illegally and criminally perpetrate that against you? It’s our DUTY to COMPLETELY dissent against those violations, NOT to cooperate with them in any way, shape, form or fashion WHATSOEVER! To cooperate AT ALL with that is to not only voluntarily waive our rights and duties under the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well international law(s), it is to also voluntarily surrender to the increasingly totalitarian government’s enslavement of us. Because eradicating our human rights and civil liberties, and taking criminal actions against us for doing nothing but non-violently exercising them, IS enslavement. So please, NOBODY cooperate AT ALL with ANY of this madness AND TRUE TERRORISM BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT that is taking over and sweeping across our beloved country! To cooperate AT ALL with these “slave masters”, and any of their unconstitutional, illegal and criminal actions, is to be complicit in their tyranny and repression, which we must NOT be complicit in IN ANY WAY(S) AT ALL, WHATSOEVER!

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  • Mark Meyers

    The government becomes increasingly corrupt and as such increasingly in need of greater national security. The worse the government gets, the more of a police state they call for.

  • chris eck

    Us against them..thats what it comes to.suppress the american people to the point where they jus stop caring what happens..get us in a dumb state of mind.this is a country for the people.not a counrty for the polititions and big corperations.they need us more then we need them..theres more of us then there is of them..wake up america.make a stand.regaurdless if its your last or not..i tellya what i dont need any one to tell me to do jack shyt.ima grown man..keep my faith in god the glorg.an my 40cal..where all slaves..black white red or brown..cut the labels cut the chains..

  • wildcatbleyes

    Ted Dungerson, was a field FBI Agent Under Bush. I have an interview with him, In which he states, that the bombing done to the towers was done by the U.S. government. An I have a letter from Gov. Pence, which in the letter he amits to the U.S. Government using chem-Trails. An the U.S. is sending 30Millon Dollars per year, to Mexico. Sending social security to mexicans. I’m a disable vet, and they will not send me s.s. beneifits. And our government is trying to kill Americans. But, let the mexicans and India’s get our beneifits. Our government; WHO IS THE REAL TERRIOST!!!!!!

  • Rzhayutik

    America creates wars and bloody evil coups worldwide. Libya and Ukraine are examples.

  • Dustin B

    To hell with the US government! And as far as Obama goes he can blow me! We need to fight back and defend the freedoms that our four fathers gave us. Obama is more of a terrorist than anyone he’s even helped create concentration camps for American citizens and is trying to take our second amendment away. I can’t wait for the day he’s no longer our president he’s worthless in every way he’s a stupid nigger he shouldn’t even call himself a person of this country

 

 

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