Government Uses Anti-Terror Laws to Crush Dissent and Help the Too Big to Fail Businesses

George Washington's picture

For years, the 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).

This trend is getting worse by the day.

On January 31, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security’s Behavioral Science Division pointed to the following as indicators of potential terrorism (please note – as you review the list – that some indicators are conservative, some are liberal and some are bipartisan):

  • “Reverent of individual liberty”
  • “Anti-nuclear”
  • “Believe in conspiracy theories”
  • “A belief that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack”
  • “Impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”
  • “Insert religion into the political sphere”
  • “Those who seek to politicize religion”
  • “Supported political movements for autonomy”
  • “Anti-abortion”
  • “Anti-Catholic”
  • “Anti-global”
  • “Suspicious of centralized federal authority”
  • “Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”
  • “A belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in … survivalism”

Given that most Americans fall into one or more of these categories, the powers-that-be can brand virtually anyone they dislike as being a terrorist.

Indeed,  judges and  prosecutors discuss conspiracies every day,  and federal and all 50 state’s codes include specific statutes addressing conspiracy, and specifying punishment for people who commit conspiracies.  (But surely judges, prosecutors and legislators are not terrorists.)

And Public Intelligence notes:

A flyer from a series created by the FBI and Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting states that espousing conspiracy theories or anti-US rhetoric should be considered a potential indicator of terrorist activity. The document, part of a collection published yesterday by Public Intelligence, indicates that individuals who discuss “conspiracy theories about Westerners” or display “fury at the West for reasons ranging from personal problems to global policies of the U.S.are to be considered as potentially engaging in terrorist activity. For an example of the kinds of conspiracy theories that are to be considered suspicious, the flyer specifically lists the belief that the “CIA arranged for 9/11 to legitimize the invasion of foreign lands.”

I have verified the authenticity of the flyer: here it is posted on the Columbus Police Department’s website. (Take screenshots; it might soon be moved from the public section of the website.)

A number of PhD economists say that idiotic government policies and ruthless behavior by the big banks have led to Depression-level unemployment. Many patriotic Americans believe the same thing. Does that make them terrorists?

Many high-level military and intelligence officials say that the never-ending wars in the Middle East and North Africa are reducing our national security and causing unnecessary misery (and see this). Many patriotic Americans believe the same thing. Does that make them terrorists?

Many 9/11 Commissioners, congressmen and high-level military and intelligence leaders believe that there was a cover up regarding 9/11 and that the full story has never been told. Many patriotic Americans believe the same thing. Does that make them terrorists?

The list of activities or attitudes which may get an American citizen labeled as a terrorist grows longer by the day. Indeed, the “terrorist” label in modern America is no different from the label during the Stalinist era of “traitor to the Communist party”. It can be used by those in the halls of power to arbitrarily punish any of the commoners

Even if some of these characteristics don’t get one labeled as a terrorist, they may very well get one labeled as crazy. Specifically, 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.

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connda's picture



  • “Suspicious of centralized federal authority”
  • "Posts dissenting views of US finanicial policy on Zero Hedge"
  • "Ridicules the globalists on Zero Hedge"
  • "Call bullshit on the status quo on Zero Hedge"
  • "Mocks the Military Industrial Complex on Zero Hedge"
  • Oh WTF, all readers and poster on Zero Hedge"
  • “Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”
  • “A belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in … survivalism”
MobBarley's picture

Cocaine is a hell of a drug.


JW n FL's picture



you will keep your shoes off my seude leather couch!


I will fuck you up, Rick James!

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture


By the definitions given by DHS ,me and eveyone I know is a "potential terrorist"

Thats o.k ,we all think the DHS is part of a terorist organization too.

Even Steven...

connda's picture

Then you and your friends effectively make a "sleeper cell."  Thank goodness they're not using domestic drones armed with Hellcat missle on the general population -- yet!  But once NDAA goes into effect, expect a late night knock on the door followed by a trip to Gitmo.

tricky rick's picture

George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere,  some guy name Monty... 

wanted for terrorism...   no statute of limitation 

call your local gestapo if you even THINK you have seen them  (you better - we'll know if you didn't and then we'll get you too!).

J. Goebbels jr

The Alarmist's picture

Anti-Nuclear Power or Anti-Nuclear weapons??? Never mind, I'm for both, so I'm safe on that count.

I do have a nagging question ... if a terrorist is pro nuclear (power, weapons, both, whatever), does that mean he is really not a terrorist?


Money 4 Nothing's picture

No, it means Iran runs OPEC. Axis of evil, and were the hub.

BlackholeDivestment's picture Alarmist, it means they are a Lobbiest and retired Legislator or active, Nobel Peace Prize winner ...or a good actor like Regan ...err someone deregulatish and bailout Nuvo Rich. You know, someone like Henry Kissinger or Rosemary's Baby Suicide Vampire Squid.

Endurus's picture

In Congress... February, 9,2012,

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.  -declaration of independence.

It's time for the ass clowns to go.

Go read the new terrorist manifesto yourself:

geekgrrl's picture

You have to hand it to the paranoid shrinks who come up with these kinds of idiotic checklists to satisfy their masters. Talk about throwing a wide net; I think they got all of us with some hits on that one - maybe that's the point. I'm reminded of the BBC documentary "The Trap," that shows how incompetent the field is as a whole, and the political implications that result from their practices. Maybe someone should point out to them that terrorism is a tactic, not a personality profile. (Not that they're not doing their best to conflate these two logical categories)

It's very funny to me that they use the oxymoron Behavioral Science. That's like saying the science of economics. It's not a science. It's just a set of unjustifiable underlying assumptions that lead to a set of myths without any basis in fact.

Cue Monty Python's "She's a witch"


akak's picture

Coconut-bearing African swallows are terrorists, too.

thiscreepingmalaise's picture

But it's a matter of weight ratio.


geekgrrl's picture

Yes, well, there is that... :-)

robobbob's picture

now stop trying to interject reason and just follow procedure

Forgiven's picture

Shit.  I'm covered by all of them.

AldousHuxley's picture

laws can be broken.


government is not using some magical powers and laws. Government just using docile ignorants who have been brained washed to believe anything coming from TV.


In America, smart people get in huge debt to get educated and when they find out the truth, university cops whose job security, pensions and salaries come from the same productive workers' taxes, beat the shit out of you for even attempting to disrupt the status quo.

10mm's picture

Any idea time wise they gonna start rounding us up.Those elites are getting old,well some are.For this to happen it will need to be really bad.

BlackholeDivestment's picture

...any Saint worth their salt scares the crap out of the FBI Agents that show up at the door. All you need to do is tell them the truth and they run, like they suddenly realized the people that fear Saints are guilty and they happen to be the people that sent them to the door. No joke. Lol.

g speed's picture

Big everything should stand down-- if they don't "time and history" will conspire to terrorize them like they cannot begin to imagine. Murphy's Law (the official document of anarchy and terrorists against planned anything) says it will happen. So take that.

Money 4 Nothing's picture

Here is the American Citizen check list to confirm that we live in a Fascist Outlaw America et al the Federal Government.

We The People have compiled a list of conclusions that our Country is operating under an Outlaw regime listed facts within the body of this brief.

When your officials put 4,300 new laws on the books for 2012.

When the President of the USA get's caught with a C___k in his mouth.

When DHS refuses to gaurd a south eastern part of the Mexican border and removes all agent's from the area.

When it is found out that Patrick Kennedy demanded Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab be allowed to board and Amsterdam flight without a VISA or Passport and just happened to attempt to light his junk on fire. PTFP need's a blasting cap, Fed's didn't tell him that.

When we have a 9/11 attack and the Bush White House blocks any investigation and supresses critical info to the 9/11 Comission panel, Warren comission comes to mind.  

When your Federal Govt. begins sueing Border states for attempting to protect their borders from drug trafficers. Sheriff Babou.

When scum bag CEO's like saay.. Jon Corzine are still walking free.

When the SEC would rather watch porn than do their job.

When the Federal Govenment DHS considers returning Veterans "potential terrorists" and a risk to National security. MIAC report.

When the TSA get's a "secret clearance" so they can't speak to the media or tell the truth of what's really going on.

When your local police are Federalized and funded and don't tell anyone. 

Warrentless wiretaps, suspension of habeas corpus, suspension of Posse comitatus, Not vetoing the Patriot act part I and II. Allowing a vile Bill to be passed NDAA S1867 which shreds the Bill of Right's and suspends the Constitution all in one fell swoop.

The Govenment openly delared war on the American people on 12-30-11.  

You my friends are tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.

All searchable items.

The Enemy.


Feef's picture

For the record, I'd also rather watch porno than do my job. 

Wakanda's picture

This is actually really good news.

Imagine you are a police chief reading this in rural or economically depressed area.  Everyone in your district qualifies as a terrorist one way or another.  You realize that the time is soon coming to choose between the locals (that already view you with suspicion) and the Feds.  The wackier and more ridiculous the Feds get, the more sane the locals look.  Sure, the DHS has bought you some nice toys in the last decade, but it might be a good idea to go down to the diner and have a cup of joe with the local "terrorists".

The Feds are awakening to find themselves on the wrong side of history and their desperation is showing.  Who is going to side with them as the sheeple awaken?

Active Armed Forces?


Local police?

Didn't think so.


hangemhigh77's picture

If THAT'S what a "terrorist" is, then I'm PROUD to be one.

daveeemc2's picture

U have no idea....

What is Bioterrorism?

A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants.

What is Human Sewage Sludge?

Class B - biologically active human waste (ecoli,mrsa,listeria,etc) which is used by big agriculture as FERTILIZER to grow food for american dinner plates.

Why is using this not bioterrorism?

Because the feds say so.

Is it linked to human disease?

No, cause gov says it cant be.

But issues are starting to pop up....remember those cataloupes last year that had listeria which killed over 20 people?  Interesting time folks......


Jean's picture

They left one out:

“Insert religion into the political sphere”
“Those who seek to politicize religion”
“Supported political movements for autonomy”


digalert's picture

Dear DHS, why did you guys (FEDs) blow up a daycare center in the Oklahoma federal building? INFOWARS

Zero Govt's picture

"Government Uses Anti-Terror Laws to Crush Dissent and Help the Too Big to Fail Businesses"

We moan and moan and we moan some more ...and through it all, illegal wars abroad and criminal corruption at home, we sit on our sofas like plucked turkeys and fund Govt by paying our taxes to these deranged public parasites

Let me repeat that one more time: We fund global anarchy, murder and mahem (yes YOU do). And we sponsor our own suppression (yes YOU do). Double-dumb eh?

The Day We Stop Paying Taxes and stop funding this shithole called Govt is the day we wake up and take some responsibility for our social disorder and say 'No' to this farce democracy. Until then it's....

'Nobodys Fault But Mine'

..from the Mothership of Rock & Metal, Led Zeppelin. Enjoy (while you still can).

hangemhigh77's picture

and only Ron Paul says NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX!!  And people won't vote for him?  WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ABOUT??  People are FUCKING STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPID!!!

Z Beeblebrox's picture

If I stop working for Master, he won't have enough to take care of me!

I need Master to take care of and protect me - the world is a scary place and people are bad.

Good thing Master has a big gun - he'll make sure nothing bad happens to me.

Money 4 Nothing's picture
  • This Administration is off the fukin rails..


        *  Reverent of individual liberty”  Yes.

  • “Anti-nuclear”                         No.
  • “Believe in conspiracy theories”  Only the ones the Govt. contrive without investigations. you know, like 9/11 than Yes.
  • “A belief that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack”  Yes.
  • “Impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”  No.
  • “Insert religion into the political sphere”  No.
  • “Those who seek to politicize religion”  No.
  • “Supported political movements for autonomy”  No.
  • “Anti-abortion”  No.
  • “Anti-Catholic”  No.
  • “Anti-global”  Free trade? Yes. Getting sent to offshore detention centers? not so much.
  • “Suspicious of centralized federal authority” Fukin A. Yes.
  • “Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”  Damn right. This is Merica, love it or leave it. preferably the latter in my case.
  • “A belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in … survivalism”  Damn Skippy!


Did I pass? 

The Enemy.




the grateful unemployed's picture

Here's the part that bothers me, being a terrorist is no crime, unless you are actively CONSPIRING to commit a terrorist act.  They will convict you based on A CONSPIRACY THEORY WHICH THEY BELIEVE YOU ENGAGED, AND THEIR THRESHOLD FOR ARREST IS THAT YOU BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES?? shouldn't they convict themselves first?? hmm

So I sometimes drink, and I sometimes drive, but never at the same time. Now in the interest of  PRIOR RESTRAINT, I was denied the right to drive and drink in a condition of .08 BA in my state anyway. And in fact they can stop me at a roadside stop, and arrest me if my BA is above the limit, even when I have broken no laws, and have no intention of doing so. Now I think that if the first paragraph is true anyone who buys alcoholic beverages and has a drivers license is guilty of CONSPIRACY to commit a DUI. Now of course a DUI is in and of itself only an administrative punishment, the real criminal punishment is for causing an accident, or having a moving violation. But at anywhere from 5 to 10 grand for a DUI that represents a form of servitude for essentially making a conspiracy to unintentionally violate the law.


Money 4 Nothing's picture

I agree, Like, Barry Soetoro sometimes sucks D__k. Other times he is in bed with his wife, so you can't make a blanket statement against Barry and call him a C__k S____r  all the time.. right? I get it.

xcehn's picture

Here's the part that bothers me, being a terrorist is no crime, unless you are actively CONSPIRING to commit a terrorist act. 

The PTB undoubtedly will rectify that 'weak link' asap.  Perhaps Herr Lieberman is already on it.  More cameras everywhere to protect us from terrorists--the kind that can read a note that you have in your pocket!



the grateful unemployed's picture

to be more obtuse, if that's possible, a guy who buys alcohol and who drives a car is more guilty than the person who has the alcohol in the trunk of his car, where he can't possibly consume it. this is what happens when you pile Prior Restraint laws on top of one another.

now we talk about WMDs in Iraq, and some are critical because there weren't any, but the issue held up because there MIGHT HAVE BEEN. you see once Iran has a nuclear weapon, for instance, and they haven't used it, (which is a premise we can make once we know they have the weapon, that they haven't used it)  the earlier premise that they MIGHT use such a weapon once they develop that weapon, is nullified. therefore we can only attack Iran before it has a nuclear weapon because once it has such a weapon. once they have such a weapon, and without using it, we no longer have an issue. the weapon is now in the trunk so to speak.

xcehn's picture

Well you've done admirably well explaining THEIR twisted logic.  And I'm looking forward to a round of jameson in a couple hours.

but the issue held up because there MIGHT HAVE BEEN

He who holds the power defines the issues--well done.

NotApplicable's picture

So George, just how is it you can understand this criminal enterprise, yet still vote for more of it?

Whiskey Rebellion, indeed!

AnAnonymous's picture

More cheap propaganda.

Is a Terrorist anyone US citizens choose to see as a terrorist.

Once again, the activities, the actions etc do not matter with US citizens.

Tomorrow, people will be labelled terrorists and treated as such by US citizens without belonging to the list.

DOT's picture


I would like to share some rather personal issues with you. I think you are the kind of sensitive soul that would like to share. I have met some people in my country that make big decisions. The big decision people want to share also. Now, please I ask, can I call you LEO ?  If you can be Leo, I can share more.

akak's picture

I think you are the kind of sensitive soul that would like to share.


How noble, and yet how misguided.

Share with a Chinese citizenism citizen?  Make me laugh!

Chinese citizenism is all about invading, conquering, taking, exploiting, destroying and blobbing up.

Your desire to share with duplicitious Chinese citizenism citizen would only result in being taken advantage of (like US in trade with China), as your genuine personal concerns would only be exploited, cast aside and blobbed away, leaving only an empty shell where there was once DOT, like victim of some pod person body snatcher.

Chinese citizenism citizens are pod people (That is why they all look alike).

Beware of them getting close to you, or spitting on you, or stepping in their roadside spittle and turds, or you will become infected with the curse of Chinese citizenism.

ffart's picture

I think the list is pretty all inclusive though. Do you know where I can place an order for a few million "SUSPECTED TERRORIST" t-shirts?

akak's picture

More hypocrisy and logical fallacies from Chinese citizenism citizen.

Make me laugh!

It is the crypto-fascist, running dog Chinese imperialist regime that is the true terrorist, at home and abroad.

Never forget the environmental terrorism that the greedy, running dog Chinese regime is inflicting on its own Chinese citizenism citizens, via poisoning and destroying its own lands all in the greedy quest for rare earth elements to hoard and blob up.

Never forget the cultural terrorism that the brutal, crypto-fascist Chinese regime is inflicting upon the poor people of conquered Tibet --- those that it has still left alive (for now).

Never forget the geo-political terrorism that the revanchist, imperialist Chinese regime is inflicting against the peace-loving inhabitants of the free and independent Republic of Taiwan, whom the ruling Chinese cabal wish to blob up.

Such gross hypocrisy and tortured mental gymnastics from Chinese citizenism citizens --- makes me laugh!

But that is the inherent and eternal nature of public spitting, nose-picking, running dog Chinese citizenism citizens.

the grateful unemployed's picture

that is so amazing, i think you could probably get off easier if you were chasing small children with your ding dong in your hand.

Dr. Gonzo's picture

In other words America..."Be like the Kardashians, The Jersey Shore cast, and all the other sit com characters we put on TV for you to emulate!   Otherwise we lock you in prison!"

non_anon's picture

check me off on all the above and then some, yeah, I'm a bonafide terrorist, and proud of it!

sgt_doom's picture

Part II

Our last sentence:

“Intensive pattern analysis, link analysis, and link and group analysis indicates five principal players involved:  the Blackstone Group, Veritas Capital, AIG, the office of the VP and the office of the SecDef.”

(Part I can be found at either of these two links below.)

Some time prior to 9/11/01, a financial news announcement would explain an investment by AIG in the Blackstone Group (source document of transaction, along with hard copy source documents of thousands of ongoing SEC investigations resided in the destroyed WTC Building 7 – no source docs, case closed!).  The amount of AIG’s investment was approximately the final insurance payout amount to the property management/RE firm for the WTC destruction (classic paper money false transfer and money laundering scheme, relatively simple --- for a far more circuitous, and commonplace, accounting scheme, please see Retirement Heist, by Ellen Schultz, p. 209 on “leveraged ESOPs”).

The mortgage owner of record for WTC Building 7:  the Blackstone Group.

The firm awarded the $1 billion captive insurance fund management contract by Bush’s FEMA, for settlement with WTC victims’ families:  the Blackstone Group.

The firm which negotiated the largest and quickest real estate deal in NYC history, the WTC lease transfer from the Port Authority of NY and NJ to Silverstein Properties and Westfield America, Inc.:  the Blackstone Group.

During the week prior to 9/11/01, the fiber optic installation firm, EurekaGGN, installed dark fiber in the top floors of the two WTC towers (they had the contract for cabling the entire WTC), utilizing a method to pump the fiber optical cables through existing HVAC vents running beneath each floor.

[To reiterate:  the west wall of the Pentagon had been reinforced, according to Structure Magazine, which also posed the question as to why only one wall and a plane crashes into it.  Fiber optic is being installed, but never verified as to being operational, in the WTC towers, and planes crash into them --- access, access, access!]

Technical details not widely known:  two of the four airliners involved  didn’t appear on the FAA Flight Registry which logs all commercial flights, per standard procedure, as they were reserved as DoD Special Charters, meaning that each plane must seat those reserved for DoD personnel, and must depart at the schedule time, but any remaining seats may be filled commercially.

Aircraft pointedly flew to shadow zones – where radar coverage was obscured due to topography and ATCC limitations – where the transponders were then powered down – normally, they would have triggered ATCC radar indicators.  (Highly doubtful those Saudi Arabian hijacker cutouts would have known these recondite details?); and recovered black box data, obtained through FOIA requests, give no indication of any hijacking taking place (and yes, there does exist a governmental database of black box hijacking data for comparison purposes).

There were over 1,000 other “coincidences” which took place that morning, all tracking back to the five principal players.

Recap:  $2.3 trillion announced unaccounted, and DIA’s financial management group is almost entirely wiped out, along with involved computer systems, dramatically increased data transmissions and EFTs out of WTC towers in preceding 12 hours, and people and computer systems involved are killed and destroyed, with explosive growth in offshore hedge funds occurring shortly thereafter.

Veritas Capital, owner of Raytheon subsidiary which employed those remote piloting hardware and software developers and subcontractors aboard some of those airliners involved in 9/11, and Veritas Capital makes some incredibly prescient defense industry investments shortly prior to 9/11/01.

Increasing the awareness of evil….


mkhs's picture

see something, say something.  Now if I could just find the number for 911 so I could report this.