“See Something Say Something” Campaign Could Allow People to Label ANY AMERICAN a Suspected “Terrorist” … Just Like in NaziTown

George Washington's picture




Every American could – literally – be labeled a suspected terrorist under current governmental criteria.

Specifically, the following actions may get a U.S. citizen labeled as a suspected terrorist today:

Holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:



I initially thought that Paul Joseph Watson was overreacting when he claimed that a Homeland Security video paints the following activities as signs of potential terrorism:

  • Opposing surveillance
  • Talking to police officers
  • Wearing a hoodie
  • Driving a van
  • Writing on a piece of paper

But Watson makes a brilliant point about Homeland Security’s “See Something Say Something” campaign, and how accusations of terrorism actually spread:

As Robert Gellately of Florida State University has highlighted, Germans under Hitler denounced their neighbors and friends not because they genuinely believed them to be a security threat, but because they expected to selfishly benefit from doing so, both financially, socially and psychologically via a pavlovian need to be rewarded by their masters for their obedience.

At the height of its influence around one in seven of the East German population was an informant for the Stasi. As in Nazi Germany, the creation of an informant system was wholly centered around identifying political dissidents and those with grievances against the state, and had little or nothing to do with genuine security concerns. [Indeed, the American government has been using anti-terror laws to crush dissent and to help the too big to fail businesses compete against smaller businesses (and see this. And the Department of Homeland Security has been distracted by activities which have very little to do with terrorism.)]

This is the kind of society the Department of Homeland Security is, whether deliberately or inadvertently, recreating in 21st century America.

Gellately’s website notes:

“I started to read these files about all the victims in just one region of Germany that the Gestapo had processed,” Gellately says. “It would have taken a large force of secret police to collect information on so many people. I needed to know just how many secret police there really were. So I asked an elderly gentleman who would’ve lived through those times, and he replied, ‘They were everywhere!’”


That was the prevailing myth.


“But I had evidence right there in my hands that supported a different story,” Gellately explains. “There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors.”




As he was uncovering who was acting as the Gestapo’s unsolicited agents, he also began to discern what motivated neighbor to inform on neighbor. The surviving myth told the story of informers who were motivated either by a commitment to the Third Reich or by a fear of authority.


But the motives Gellately found were banal—greed, jealousy, and petty differences.


He found cases of partners in business turning in associates to gain full ownership; jealous boyfriends informing on rival suitors; neighbors betraying entire families who chronically left shared bathrooms unclean or who occupied desirable apartments.


And then there were those who informed because for the first time in their lives someone in authority would listen to them and value what they said.




Backing Hitler also challenges conventional views on the nature of modern dictatorships. Perhaps as a way for us to believe that “it couldn’t happen here,” we have viewed the Holocaust as an atrocity that was the work of a handful of evil men. Gellately, however, presents persuasive evidence that Hitler and the Third Reich were able to build a consensus for their policies.


“They began with small violations of the rights of Jews and other minorities, and then ratcheted up their racism and persecution only when they saw implied consent from the German people.” Gellately says. “Many Germans disapproved of Hitler’s fascism and brutality, at first. But after the long economic depression following the First World War, the German people allowed the thriving economy and return to law and order under Hitler to mute their concerns. People had jobs and the streets were safe. Hitler was managing a fine balance of consent and coercion.”

The same dynamic played out in Iraq. People turned their neighbors in to the American military pretending they were Al Qaeda, based on petty jealousies or just wanting to get a reward. Specifically, neutral observers say that most of the Iraqis tortured in Iraq were innocent farmers, villagers, or those against whom neighbors held a grudge. Iraqis received a cash reward from the U.S. military for turning people in as “suspected terrorists”. See this movie.

The number two man at the State Department under Colin Powell (Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson), the commander of the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and official U.S. military records all confirm that virtually all of the people turned in and subsequently tortured were innocent.

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blindman's picture

i'm shocked and dismayed.
i want to say something.

Tompooz's picture

I have seen something that I want to say.

New Zealand data of foreign farmland purchasers have been made public after some controversy about a relatively small Chinese purchase.

It turns out that after the US and the UK, Israel comes third with purchases of over 50.000 hectares. 

Eric L. Prentis's picture

The Department of Homeland Security is predicated on 9/11. However, architects and engineers say we need an independent investigation of 9/11, as we have yet to find the underlying cause of this tragedy. http://www.ae911truth.org/

denny69's picture

It's time for the CITIZEN SELF-ARREST FORM!!! Each American, children, too, of course, is required to carry one on their person. If you are discovered without one it is automatic jail time and no trial is necessary. This form will require you to mail it in to the nearest police compound and postage is included on the form. It also takes into account any illegal or impure thoughts you might have in the course of the day and it coincides with the CITIZEN DAILY REPORT FORM which all citizens are required to send in to the local Citizen Processing Center each and every day, even Christmas. If you have committed any law violations, no matter how minor, you must submit the CSAF to the proper authorities and then go home immediately and wait for the squad of experts to arrive and 'discuss' your situation with you. It means a little more paperwork, but think of how clean, obedient and beautiful our nation will become!

Alcoholic Native American's picture

I was recently confronted at my old University by several police officers claiming they had received a report of "suspicious activity" and asked to leave.  They didn't like me using the downtown shuttle bus being a non student (I'm a graduate).  I was serached and forced to sign some papers saying I wouldn't come back on campus.  This is how they treat graduate students! I was informed that I was real lucky cause apparently they had enough information on me to take me to jail but they would let me slide this time! 

Freakin ridiculous.   I'm not mad at the police about this incident though, after all I am a member of Al-Qaeda.  Good job guys stay vigilant!

Money 4 Nothing's picture

I would like to edit that bumpersticker. Maintain the Laws of the land when a Tyranicle Government tries to subjugate or falsley imprison it's citizens until a more suitable body can be installed that is mature enough to do their job's, fixed. But yea, support your troops, we know what's going on. Word on Post's across the world spreads fast since 2009.

cramers_tears's picture

You vill show me ze papers!!!  The market for anyone who can make a decent set of papers is increasing daily.  The JackBoots just don't get it.  As I told Taibbi 5 years ago.  Keep your head down and your collar up, walk quickly, have a predetermined destination and timetable to arrive, and you must, must, must... have a good set of papers.  Gonzalo Lira says... the southern hemisphere.  Spanish/Portugese classes are filling up.


Gadfly's picture


If you really want to know what our government is up to watch this (all the way to the end).  Ex Navy Seal.  His credibility is A+.  You can't make this stuff up.  Very evil shit.  Something baaaaaaad is happening in Oz.  Under the surface, behind the scenes...  Send it to your friends.  This needs to go viral.  Wake up America, before its too late.


bubba1231's picture


The fact of the matter is you ARE a terrorist sympathizer.  You rejoiced at 9/11 even when you pretend that Osama was resposible.  You HIDE behind a fake name because you are an anti semitic COWARD.


denny69's picture

Open just a little wider next time, citizen. We have a special treat for you sleepy heads!

CH1's picture

Don't sweat it, the authorities say it's fine to go back to sleep.

aleph0's picture

@George  ... you forgot one  ... " being alive "

sumo's picture

Stanley Milgram's obedience experiment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Milgram) produces consistent results, whenever and wherever it is performed.

About 60-65% of "normal" people will kill you, simply because someone in authority ordered them to do it. No threats, no bribes needed. Just orders.



CH1's picture

Pathetically true.

On the other hand, once they see ONE PERSON disobey, two thirds stop obeying.

(That's also from Milgrams work, though I can't give you the source. Sorry.)

grunk's picture

Man, with a checklist like that, I'm going into a Gitmo VIP suite.

Gully Foyle's picture


If you all would post your names and addresses it would make my job collecting information to share with Big Brother a lot easier. While you are at it please list anyone you know that shares your worldview.

Thank You

(Anyone read Boondocks? Huey would call up the FBI and report Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. Hilarious dialogue)

Disenchanted's picture

"If you all would post your names and addresses it would make my job collecting information to share with Big Brother a lot easier."



Michael Chertoff,

15 Olde Town Ct,

Bernardsville, NJ 07924


some names that share my worldview: William Kristol, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, James Woolsey, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, James Bolton, Zalmay M. Khalilzad, William Bennett, Dan Quayle, Jeb Bush, Lewis (Scooter) Libby, Elliot Abrams, Dov Zakheim, John Bolton, William Schneider, Jr., Paula Dobriansky, Robert Kagan, Vin Weber, Robert B. Zoellick, Jeffrey Bergner, Francis Fukuyama, Peter W. Rodman, Frank F. Gaffney, Peter Beinart, Daniel Blumenthal, Max Boot, Eliot Cohen, Clifford May, Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, Michael O'Hanlon, Ralph Peters, Danielle Pletka, Stephen P. Rosen, Randy Scheunemann, Walter Slocombe, James B. Steinberg, Frank Carlucci, Gary Bauer, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Charles Krauthammer, John Lehman, Steve Forbes, Dennis Ross, and Marc Ginsberg.


hope this helps...

smiler03's picture

Revealing confidential government data online = terrorist.

johnQpublic's picture

typing all bolded=terrorist

Money 4 Nothing's picture

Criticizing bold typing = terrorist watch list.


JohnQpublic huh? Likely story. Sounds shady to me.

I am Jobe's picture

Hitler is laughing his azz off and so is Nikita Kurschev. Welcome to Amerika Bitchezzz.

Hey Assholes's picture

Would reporting Obombya, Bush, Cheney, et al get them thrown in jail for terrorism? just asking.

ThisIsBob's picture

So is Bin Laden. 

Amazing what he accomplished for the price of a few plane tickets.

Element's picture

Hello, my name's Element and I'm a terrorist.  It's been three long years since I last read zerohedge, and I no longer think ZOG is responsible for 9-11, I now have a supportive soul-mate and true friends, who also lock me up when I'm feeling like blowing-shit-up.  And I especially want to thank the Govt, for so kindly assisting me to do something useful to help pay back the national debt, and to which all I can say is, "YES WE CAN !!"   <the crowd goes wild>

NuYawkFrankie's picture

I just saw The Grammys.

Should I say something?


Gully Foyle's picture


Admitting you watched the Grammys is a disturbing insight into a sad dreadful life. No place is worse than the hell you presently occupy.

malek's picture

Nothing new under the sun...

caerus's picture

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

TerraHertz's picture

If only there was a *real* 'inform on a traitor' program. Something like if 50,000 people inform the enforcers that someone (anyone) is an enemy of the state, then that person gets immediately relocated to gaol for ungentle debriefing. 100,000 informants gets a person deported after the debriefing. 500,000 informants gets them publicly executed after the debriefing. Counts updated live on the net, and reset each week.

If this actually worked equally for anyone, up to and including the President, I think I could get right behind it.

Blue Horshoe Loves Annacott Steel's picture

So, everyone in DC will be arrested soon (except Ron Paul, Kucinich, & Bernie Sanders)?

Should we refer to our country as the "former" United States or the new United Soviet Fascist States of The Union (USFSU)?

Let's change our flag to a hammer & sickle & get it over with.

How long before the former USA resembles the hell-hole England in V For Vendetta?  

Don't wait for your friends or family to do anything either.  Most are spineless jellyfish that would never stand up for freedom, exactly what the fascists in DC are counting on.

williambanzai7's picture

Kind of puts a different spin on what Google Like is designed to do.

Money 4 Nothing's picture

Fuck the NWO. 9/11 ain't so far fetched now is it? I am a terrorist I guess in their eye's. I would like to see them do something about it. Welcome to the pre-crime Police State. Don't change anything in your life, they want a subsurviant society that's as compliant as an adding machine, like PC verbage. Just ignore it. 

I am all that's listed and then some. I am what they call a "Percenter". look it up if you don't know what that means.


-The Enemy.

resurger's picture

It will be an honor to die and write my name in blood with you fellow terrorist..

Burticus's picture

Mr. Gorerythm - Yer @$$ just got reported to Dept Fatherland Tyranny because I am jealous of your referring to my avatar.  However, before the suited goons with earpieces or NWO storm troopers wearing black body armor pepper spray & taze you, you can report me to DFT too for buying silver, lead and food with the reward FeRNs.

blindman's picture

Mental: A History of the Mad House
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death
disclosure: i haven't seen these yet but the titles look
interesting and relevant.

SgtSchultz's picture

Glimmer of hope - till they are driven underground........


Oath Keepers is an American nonprofit organization[1] that advocates that its members (current and former U.S. military and law enforcement) uphold the Constitution of the United States should they be ordered to violate it

The Oath Keepers feel that their sworn oath to the American Constitution, grants them not only the right, but the duty to refuse unconstitutional orders. The Oath Keepers organization has published a list of orders that they claim they will not obey:

  1. Orders to disarm the American people.
  2. Orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.
  3. Orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.
  4. Orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
  5. Orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
  6. Any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
  7. Any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
  8. Orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control."
  9. Any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.
  10. Any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances
CH1's picture

Anyone know how many Oathkeepers there are? And where?

Money 4 Nothing's picture

CH1, Were everywhere. You run into our group members everyday and don't even realize it. We don't wear lables to identify ourselves, but some may sport O.K. gear hat's, shirts bumper stickers etc. We will be very visible when the shit hit's the fan. Our job is to preserve the American way of life, serve and protect citizens from a tyranical Government if that day should arise. WE have your backs.

We are the percent of LEO, Military, Firefighters, Judges or anyone who has sworn an Oath to protect the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic. We re affirm our Oath and pledge allignment with other like minded Oath Keepers that feel our American values or way of life has been eroding the very fabric this Country was built upon.

We do not "act" till SHTF. Were not vigilanties, were law abiding citizens with a vicious sence of Nationalism. That's why were are considered the most leathal Patriot group on the face of the planet. (Mother Jones) We are Military trained, well versed in SWAT training and we have been labled Outlaw by the Federal Government because we disagree with Tyranical subjugation were seeing in our Country that we Vowed to Protect and Serve. 

List of Arms that consider us "Enemy of the State"

Mark Potak. SPLC.

All Federal arms et al. acronyms.

MIAC Report.

Threat fusion centers across the USA.

DHS. FBI, CIA, NSA etc. Funny thing is we are employees of many of these arms mentioned. 

No more free passes under State of Emergency. We are here to preserve YOUR American way of life by duty, honor and selfless service. We have been labled "Enemy" because we vowed allegiance to the Constitution and every parchment that runs counter to TPTB agenda to destroy America. 

God Bless America, were gonna need it!



Bob's picture

So the plan is to stay publicly silent on the "little" abuses like #occupy, regardless of how pervasive and public they are, and wait unti TEOTWAWKI is upon us . . . whereupon oathkeepers will fire upon their LEO and military brothers as necessary to protect the innocent public and constitution?

Lovely story, but I don't see that really happening.  Please help me out here.  M4N.

I had high hopes for oathkeepers.

They seem to recognize the potential stakes, but are ignoring the problem that, the global financial situation being as it is, a government which makes peaceful protect impossible makes violent revolution inevitable. 

Why let things go that far before acting?  Looks to me like they're just milking a fantasy . . .

Money 4 Nothing's picture

Those are your words, not our Mission statement of RTI. Your placing a false perception into the public arena. I just explained it above but you still persist to distort, it's nothing new to us, and this conversation is over.

Good day.

Bob's picture

Note number 10 on your list and consider the mighty oathkeeper response to nationwide oppression and abuse of Occupy protestors: Absolute silence. 

I see pathetic poseurs caught up in adolescent fantasies of honor that they have indisputably proven they don't have the balls to stand up for, even with press releases.   

It's too damn bad . . . I really liked the idea. 

Not to say that some members are not fully sincere, but the organization as a whole has demonstrated that it is just a sexy vanity club, imo. 

Money 4 Nothing's picture

I am O.K. Member #008202

 Tell Stewart his Jersey boy says "were there".

The institution to cure you of your Naionalistic tendencies is located at Alaska-Syberian asylum. Search it. NDAA S1867. Almost all of both houses voted against the American people accept 7 in total. And you want to vote this Novermber? What a joke.

waknup..wtfhapnd's picture

I remember this news item but it didn't register with me like it does now.

The psychopathic mentally insane government entity known as the Department of Homeland Security's new headquarters are being built on land that once housed the psychopathic mentally insane.  How's that for synchronicity??

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is consolidating its headquarters in the National Capital Region (NCR) at St. Elizabeths Campus..........The GSA proposes to develop a secure facility for DHS at St. Elizabeths, a National Historic Landmark and former Government-run hospital for the insane (my emphasis).

The Universe is truly the Master of Comedy!!


Disenchanted's picture

"St. Elizabeths"


Isn't that where they 'kept' Ezra Pound?  because he was deemed insane...


and now for some E.P. quotes:


"Wars in old times were made to get slaves. The modern implement of imposing slavery is debt."

"Sovereignty inheres in the right to issue money. And the American sovereignty belongs by right to the people, and their representatives in Congress have the right to issue money and to determine the value thereof. And 120 million, 120 million suckers have lamentably failed to insist on the observation of this quite decided law. ... Now the point at which embezzlement of the nation's funds on the part of her officers becomes treason can probably be decided only by jurists, and not by hand-picked judges who support illegality."

"The phase of the usury system which we are trying to analyze is more or less Patterson's perception that the Bank of England could have benefit of all the interest on all the money that it creates out of nothing. ... Now the American citizen can, of course, appeal to his constitution, which states that Congress shall have power to coin money or regulate the value thereof and of foreign coin. Such appeal is perhaps quixotic."


**"All men, in law, are equals.
Free of Pisistratus,
We choose a knave or an eunuch
To rule over us.

O bright Apollo,
Tin andra, tin heroa, tina theon,
What god, man or hero"
Shall I place a tin wreath upon!

**excerpt from: http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/ezrapound/3816
DC Exile's picture

Ezra Pound once quipped:  "...all America is a lunatic asylum."