The far right, neocon religious types get off on “snuff” and ” torture” pornography. The War on Terror gave them lots of access to create that.Like Hitler, this group of neocons provided exactly what the 1% desire.
The terrorist has been captured, and the clock is ticking. FBI agents know they need to use humane interrogation methods to get the information that could stop a deadly attack. But clueless politicians in Washington want to use torture, wasting precious minutes and putting the mission at risk.
It sounds like a parody of a post-9/11 spy thriller. But it’s a scenario that keeps recurring in Ali Soufan’s autobiography, The Black Banners (Declassified). Soufan, a retired FBI agent who was pursuing Al Qaeda long before it was a household name, argues that secrecy and the thirst for torture made it harder to protect Americans. We would have been better served, he shows, if Washington had treated terrorism as a law enforcement problem, not an exception to the law.
Much of Soufan’s story has already been told, both in the heavily censored 2011 edition of his book and in the official 9/11 Commission Report. In the months before September 11, 2001, the CIA failed to give the FBI crucial information that could have stopped the attackers and saved thousands of American lives. In the years that followed, the FBI-CIA rivalry continued to hinder counterterrorism efforts.
The new edition of The Black Banners—finally fully declassified after a lengthy legal battle—paints an even more disturbing picture. FBI agents had been waging an effective fight against Al Qaeda using ordinary interrogation tactics. But after 9/11, the Bush administration unleashed torture methods that were self-sabotaging as well as immoral.
“Judas and the Black Messiah,” a story of rats, snitches, and FBI black ops tells the story of Fred Hampton, a black activists who was not only stalked, by “gangs of police” but murdered in outrageous circumstances. My own father saw the actual door where official narratives said Hampton was firing rounds out of that door, when in fact, my fathers testimony, and that of many others confirmed over the years that not a single bullet was being fired out of that door, and every bullet was going in to that door.
Talk about a great and actual “gang stalking” story, and this is it. Literally, we see the gangs of notoriously racist, corrupt Chicago cops, “bizarre” directed conversations, lots of stalking, and the FBI pulling strings and orchestrating actual assassinations( yeah, I know, tell me again how ‘my time is up’…).
Watching this film wouldn’t be complete without reading the incredible story “The Last Hours of William O’Neal,” from the Chicago Reader. Its the counter-narrative to many gang stalking stories, that of Bill O’Neal, who ratted out Black Panthers Fred Hampton’s and Mark Clark; a snitch on a “police string,” who spent his final hours in my hometown, the first integrated suburb of Chicago, contemplating his own suicide in a bathroom.
From that excellent piece, we can also trace the phony claims of mental illness in a “targeted individual” who had become entrapped between corrupt police on one hand, and a social movement on the other. And we see how the “bizzarre and constant Catch-22s of a targeted individuals life are often misconstrued as “mental illness” or “suicidal ideation,” and so on. We see also, the state patrol of that jurisdiction “coincidentally” right there on the scene as the snitch kills himself. They are never there when you need them, right?
Another Catch-22-by-design, or as CIA financed brain scrubber and doper Gregory Bateson would have us contemplate, maybe “targeted individuals” of “gang stalking” are just in a double bind, like a stupid dolphin. Learned helplessness, and despair, the combined impotence of a two tiered society; the ever-replicating lizard people-like victory of the corruption of American policing meeting CIA ideology at the starting gate of “justice” where everyone is an intelligence “asset” or worse, a disposable like Bill O’Neal.
Very few people in truly democratic societies are likely to say that cooperating with law enforcement is a bad thing. The problem is though, that western democracies bear little resemblance to democracies in any way whatsoever, and the “laws” that are “enforced” are not based in anything resembling constitutional due process, or civil rights. There’s lots of enforcing, and what is called “high policing,” and lots of “law,” but little of those rights are enforceable to or for the average person, which some scholars note has created a two tiered justice system in the “democratic” USA.
“We now live in a two-tiered system of justice and governance. There are two sets of laws: one set for the government and the corporations, and another set for you and me.
The laws which apply to the majority of the population allow the government to do things like rectally probe you during a roadside stop, or listen in on your phone calls and read all of your email messages, or indefinitely detain you in a military holding cell. These are the laws which are executed every single day against a population which has up until now been blissfully ignorant of the radical shift taking place in American government.”
Calling modern western democracies either “liberal,” or “democratic” is a total misnomer in every way, which is all established fact, getting worse by the hour, and as such, there cannot be democracy in such a situation. Regardless of whether we decide to call the current system a Plutocracy, Oligarchy, a surveillance capitalist sytem, or a police state, regardless, it is a system designed solely to obstruct those who insist upon equality before the law, and constitutional democracy, yet who do not have social power or connection to enforce such a system.
Must Read on Background: Freemasonry and Black Nationalism, by Fred Milliken is a stunningly well documented examination of the roots of Black Nationalism, and the intellectual base of the earliest black freemasons who eventually established in modern Liberia “TheUnitedStatesisadizzyingkaleidoscope of religious beliefandpractice, asituationrootedinthecountry’sorigins — inpart, anyway — asahavenforreligiousdissidents…But not all of these strangers arrived by choice. African slaves first arrived in Jamestown in 1607, the same year the colony was founded.”
In fact, western democracies appear to the outsider to be little more than localized gangs of police, working within a secret surveillance capitalist system, whose main tools of social engineering are exploiting religion, race, gender and privilege; who work at the behest of wealthy, privileged persons who are primarily of white, European and Jewish descent*; and whose funding derives from institutional and corporate power with the sole goal of vigorously policing the mutual protection societies of the poor, the disenfranchised, the marginalized, and the immigrant.
This is such a “truism” that entire portions of our national narrative now regularly highlight these facts, and the re-establishment of one or another form of peonage, debt bondage, or slavery, regardless of what our constitution grants us, and as you yourself can watch in the PBS documentary “Slavery by Another Name.”
I recall learning firsthand that modern policing of the individual (which historically derives from the wealthy classes containing and policing peons and slaves, throughout all of history) begins when those individuals attempt to aid their communities outside the structures and purview of the “higher powers” such as state and local governments that have failed their people (which American blacks notoriously suffered from), and the various “charities” and related NGOs that do the bidding of eugenicists and other mayhem; that community aid given freely and deliberately without certificate or approval of the local community authorities is itself a threat to such societies.
That is what a “threat narrative” is in such societies-organized or self sufficient communities that do not take top down orders from the echelons of local power that takes its orders from hidden “high police” who have other agendas. And, that community organizing and self-policing is somehow a threat to institutional policing, because it subverts the anti-democratic nature of policing itself. The case of the missing and murdered Ferguson activists, and that some point the finger to the Ford Foundation (not-ironically founded by Henry Ford, a Nazi sympathizer; even less ironically headed by a gay black man who will never procreate) clearly demonstrates that this problem has not disappeared.
For example, the Black Panthers started policing their communities exactly as ghetto dwellers had done for centuries, because in fact, it was the police from outside their communities, coming into their communities who were waging racially charged cultural war on them, and targeting the little resources they had, starting the most basic civil rights, like freedom of association, and even the right to maintain basic family units. Then, extending to issues much larger, like food security.
Infamously, while the mainstream media fed my generation image after image of the BPP holding weapons as they policed their neighborhoods, and highlighted only the imagery of black people who had been gang stalked by the police and the Klan–it was something far more innocuous that the Panthers did, and became highly targeted for: they tried to feed peoplein those communities, highlighting the link between food security and self-sustenance as a “threat” to those who did not reside in those communities, but who policed them relentlessly.
But the BPP weren’t the first to be declared enemies of the state for trying to feed people in the US, which is now and has always been a bastion of anti-democratic forces that hide their pseudo-religion in leveraging food against freedom. The Great Depression revealed that America was under the influence of the forever war, which came to that shore in 1913, and by 1929 had busted its banking system wide open. At that time, the rally cry of “the communists are feeding people!” was deployed at every soup kitchen and work camp supper table. Indeed, communism was filling a need that capitalism was not in that era.
<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Pure capitalism has always failed at feeding the masses, much less allowing them to create their own food gardens in "public" spaces. And it is a failure– if for no other reason– than that its multi headed hydra of racialized, genderized peonage, oriented to guiding or coercing the masses towards one or another <em>mystery religion</em>, upheld by <em>mystery policing</em>, all of which stem from Freemason origins. This form of society deliberately refuses to allow the poor to exist outside of their peonage systems, believing as they do that its their sacred duty to chisel away at "ruffians" and unhewn stone in order to use persons as tools and as sustenance to feed its own sense of order–to hammer each person until they become a building block to be cemented somewhere.Pure capitalism has always failed at feeding the masses, much less allowing them to create their own food gardens in “public” spaces. And it is a failure– if for no other reason– than that its multi headed hydra of racialized, genderized peonage, oriented to guiding or coercing the masses towards one or another mystery religion, upheld by mystery policing, all of which stem from Freemason origins. This form of society deliberately refuses to allow the poor to exist outside of their peonage systems, believing as they do that its their sacred duty to chisel away at “ruffians” and unhewn stone in order to use persons as tools and as sustenance to feed its own sense of order–to hammer each person until they become a building block to be cemented somewhere.
While discussing Fremasonry in terms of gang stalking often invokes charges of “conspiracy theory” from the heathens and the ignorant (and unsurprisingly, lots of Freemasons), it is well established fact that this is what western social structures are built upon, though its difficult to explain to the uninitiated. Far more easy to understand this then, is to observe the modern sense of order that has arisen in the years since slavery, and to observe Freemasonry in action within other societies. LIberia is a good example of that, but there are many more.