Ter·ror·ist (Noun): Anyone Who Disagrees with the Government

George Washington's picture

I noted in 2009:

The Department of Homeland Security and police forces label anyone who they disagree with – or who disagrees with government policies – as “terrorists”.


Don’t believe me?


Well, according to a law school professor, pursuant to the Military Commissions Act, “Anyone who … speaks out against the government’s policies could be declared an ‘unlawful enemy combatant’ and imprisoned indefinitely. That includes American citizens.”


And according to an FBI memo, peace protesters are being labeled as “terrorists”.




Anyone who disagrees with the “acceptable” way of looking at things is a terrorist.


How is this different from Stalin or Mao’s use of labels such as “enemy of the state”?

This may have seemed over-the-top to some, but events have proven it true.

For example, the following is considered terrorism or suspected terrorism in modern America:

In fact – since 9/11 – virtually all dissent has been equated with terrorism.

As Paul Joseph Watson notes:

Of course, the vast majority of people who visit Internet Cafes use cash to pay their bill. Who uses a credit card to buy a $2 dollar cup of coffee? A lot of smaller establishments don’t even accept credit cards for amounts less than $10 dollars.


Other examples of suspicious behavior include using a “residential based Internet provider” such as AOL or Comcast, the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” (these are routinely used by mobile web users to bypass public Internet filters), “Suspicious communications using VOIP,” and “Preoccupation with press coverage of terrorist attack” (this would apply to the vast majority of people who work in the news or political blogging industry).


Searching for information about “police” or “government” is also listed as a potential indication of terrorism, as is using a computer to “obtain photos, maps or diagrams of transportation, sporting venues, or populated locations,” which would apply to virtually anyone who uses Google Maps or Google Earth.


People who may wish to keep private the contents of a personal email or an online credit card purchase by attempting to”shield the screen from view of others” are also characterized as potential terrorists.


Business owners who spot patrons engaging in these types of activities are encouraged to call the FBI’s Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), after first gathering information on license plates, names, ethnicity, and languages spoken.


In total, there are 25 different CAT flyers aimed at businesses from across the spectrum – everything from hobby shops to tattoo parlors.


As we have documented on numerous occasions, the federal government routinely characterizes mundane behavior as extremist activity or a potential indicator of terrorist intent. As part of its ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign, the Department of Homeland Security educates the public that generic activities performed by millions of people every day, including using a video camera, talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and using a cell phone recording application,” are potential signs of terrorist activity.


The CAT program again underscores how federal authorities are empowering poorly trained citizens to become terrorist hunters, stoking fears that America is sinking deeper into a Stasi-style informant society.

In modern America, curling up in a ball to avoid police violence may also be considered “active resistance” … justifying the use of more force, including baton strikes.

And even pointing out tyrannical trends may be grounds for harassment.

Note: Some also claim that copyright infringers are terrorists, and swat teams have been deployed against them. See this, this, this and this. I’m not condoning copyright infringement, but merely citing to the all-pervasiveness of the “terror” label. And given that even grandmas and children might innocently and unwittingly download copyrighted content, any tendency to use the terror label is troubling.

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blindman's picture

"[…] there were many officers' clubs that Yossarian had not helped build, but he was proudest of the one on Pianosa. It was a sturdy and complex monument to his powers of determination. Yossarian never went there to help until it was finished; then he went there often, so pleased was he with the large, fine, rambling shingled building. It was a truly splendid structure, and Yossarian throbbed with a mighty sense of accomplishment each time he gazed at it and reflected that none of the work that had gone into it was his. (2.23)" joseph heller, terrorist after the fact.
from catch 22,

blindman's picture

@"terrorist (n) : anyone who disagrees with the government."
if this were true it would be the end of the government
as the government is based on debate and disagreement.
in fact that is the only reason that we have government
is to temporarily resolve disagreement. total and complete
agreement goes entirely unnoticed and requires no government
involvement or debate. so the conclusion
might be that we, americans with our form of government,
are all terrorists. there may be something to this.
pronouncements and opinion of men in the government are
not the government, part of but not it. the law, the mutable and
elastic pliable law and its enforcement is the government. and that
as it is retained in the hearts and minds of the thinking public.
the difference between a fascist regime and
a republic of integrity is the individual
and their integrity. there is no substitute
for the genius of the unique individual and
the societal fruits of their collective expressions.
systemic repression breeds destructive rebellion
and further repression until the system destroys
itself. to a nation of laws bad legislation is like
surgery performed by a monkey, no patient can survive
this crap. what happened to "first do no harm"?

blindman's picture

could it be that the universe is conspiring through
our condition and conditioning to reveal to us the
absurdity of our current state of mind, our current
paradigm? do you see that? do you wonder what is the
point of all this that we seem to be doing? can we
even help ourselves or are we on automatic like machines
wound up to perform certain functions, unable to change
or choose other behaviors and patterns?
stop and think seems to be called for, we are there/here.
what is our purpose one might wonder. besides labeling
everything as terrifying. ( perhaps the war on terror has
gone just a bit too far? eh. ). that is why i love the
billions of silent problem solvers, you know who you are.

4horse's picture

who's We, kimo sabe . . .


let's also exclude all grand delusions that it's a Universe conspiring through our condition and conditioning to reveal to us the absurdity of our current state of mind, our current paradigm cause we ain't any part of We inclusively, problem/solution, nevermind adumbrating what grand cosmology/ontology thought needed to explain human thievery


here/there ain't no we about it 

blindman's picture

just because one might not experience a "we"
don't mean it ain't here/there. or it is a
linguistic convenience of speech but each cell
in the body may think it's on its own but one
day finds there was a collective that it was
to/too (both) a part. i suppose it is a matter of choice,
if you believe in choice?

4horse's picture

yeh. hobson's choice


which, however structured haves/havenots. we/them. .01 v 99.99. ad tedium TeDeum means less about academic phantoms like choice or freewill axiology than hazard-of-birth and where you're fuckin stuck from the start not metaphysics whose moot spooks may be argued as that's a horse of a different color only those who haunt such poor as will not awake from nightmare history


wherein, Proof --whether sport-of-kings. handicapping. cowboying. merry-go-rounding, or never-even-seeing-one outside a eatin dogfood-- abounds that most choice has already long been decided by perhaps 9944/100ths % pure fuckin luck that 99% of whoever lived got to pick between either the horsey set or the gluefactory


it is now Post-Time

                          and, omnipotence of thought long since past for all such childilike delusions, unicorns and daydreamery


unless, Language, you believe it'll do

arguing. continuing, here-on, heretofore and hereafter, along with what words as can waltz in 3/4 time over everything beneathe us and goes on forever










as opposed to what only will do: 4orse 

blindman's picture

the right words in the right context/
right frame, from the mouths of the
people, we, at the right time, now,
yes, can change the course of action.
these are the mechanics of it. it is
what puts people in jail or keeps them out
of jail. but , you may be right and we may
be too far gone for the pen and words to
have any traction anymore. it does seem
like everything has been said every which way
and it all falls on american idol ears.
sorry if i wasted your time. ?

blindman's picture

language is the medium available. it can
4horse action. that is the problem and the
solution to a degree. imo.
re: hobson's choice. the man had an overriding
concern, pun intended, disabusing his clientele
of their illusions was something they got as
part of the price of renting a horse. no?

4horse's picture

yes. looking at that gift horse-in-the-mouth of speech, Language, means every one here must face what's already been decided: no midnight ride v. merely mouthy

dlmaniac's picture

If you spend FIAT to buy gold and silver then you will be declared as a terrorist committing treason. Expect that to be a new law from D.C. somewhere down the road.

blindman's picture

Catch-22 also catch-22 (kchtwn-t-t, kch-)
a. A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions: "In the Catch-22 of a closed repertoire, only music that is already familiar is thought to deserve familiarity" (Joseph McLennan).
b. The rules or conditions that create such a situation.
2. A situation or predicament characterized by absurdity or senselessness.
3. A contradictory or self-defeating course of action: "The Catch-22 of his administration was that every grandiose improvement scheme began with community dismemberment" (Village Voice).
4. A tricky or disadvantageous condition; a catch: "Of course, there is a Catch-22 with Form 4868you are supposed to include a check if you owe any additional tax, otherwise you face some penalties" (New York).


[After Catch-22, a novel by Joseph Heller (1923-1999), American writer.]
( terrorist after the fact )
terrorist include not fraudulent bankers and corrupt politicians, sheeple
or the silent and confused but ...
artists, philosophers, spiritual teachers and practitioners, scientists,
real leaders, humanitarians, egalitarians, organic farmers, healers and
mystics, poets and writers, logicians, historians and entrepreneurs,
and any truth teller of any insight. all teachers of any value are terrorsist
as the acute mind and sense perception are the enemy of fraud, tyranny and
so what is left after you remove all those people and their intellect?
not much worth much, a den of thieves .
absurdity late 15c., from M.Fr. absurdité, from L.L. absurditatem (nom. absurditas) "dissonance, incongruity," noun of state from L. absurdus "out of tune;" figuratively "incongruous, silly, senseless," from ab- intens. prefix + surdus "dull, deaf, mute" (see susurration).absurd 1550s, from M.Fr. absurde (16c.), from L. absurdus "out of tune; foolish" (see absurdity). The main modern sense (also present in Latin) is a figurative one, "out of harmony with reason or propriety." Related: Absurdly; absurdness.
pointing out the obvious here but the accusation formulated by the authority
is frequently just what they know to be true of their own mechanics and
modus operandi projected out at an innocent or fictitious "scape goat".
along the evolutionary path i think a scape goat is derived from a sheep
but that is just a guess. i don't know what the scape goat evolves into,
maybe a d.c. lobbyist?

geekgrrl's picture

I think you had a minor error in your OP, G.W.. Here, I've fixed it:

Ter·ror·ist (Noun): Government

engineertheeconomy's picture

I'm done hiding from them, I'm turning myself in. I'll also turn in all my Gold and Silver bars. Hopefully I'll get a light sentance and won't have to share a cell with Bubba

Muddy1's picture

No need to turn in your gold and silver bars, I'll buy them from you.

Note to govt. (b)snitchez:  Here am I.

Marty Rothbard's picture

  The FBI encourages everyone to use good online security, to avoid identity theft, and to avoid having your computer become part of a botnet, so as to benefit the community as a whole.  But if you use good online security, you will be suspected of being a terrorist.  People suspected of being terrorists, but not convicted of anything, can be imprisoned indefinitely, without the right of habeus corpus, and without trial.

  To restate.  You can be held incommunicado indefinitely, as a result of following the FBI's instructions.  It does not get any more police state than that.  Game over.


engineertheeconomy's picture

Brought to you by the same sociopaths that for decades have threatened to beat you within an inch of your life if you dare even think of making a duplicate copy of an old video and cheat hollywood out of a dime. I'm scared... real scared.... I'm just a tremblin al over. LOFL!!!

Ranger4564's picture


Feb 28th, NYC and hopefully (inter)nationally:


Feb. 27th, NYC and hopefully (inter)nationally:




DeadFred's picture

Report everyone who fits the profile in any small way. Too much info is the same a no info. Just kidding of course since suggesting a way to impede law enforcement data collection would be a suspicious act and of course I'm not really trying to do that.

sadpanda's picture

Maybe we could move our message board over to the midget pornsite the SEC guy's are at. Stacking precious metals; and mocking the fed just feels kind seedy.

Gunga's picture

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Aleksandr I.  Solzhenitsyn

4horse's picture

A U . . . who's now gunga'd in, done with the hinduholding of their H2O

done. done done done



uh oh



 ur in


. . . trouble. especially when --after all that trouble they went through to otherwise thoroughly mumbai everything-- they're nonetheless left with both gunga and gandhi quoting solzhenitsyn




russian, not rand




xcehn's picture

Trampling the Bill of Rights is suspicious, and everyone should file a SAR against the government.

sgt_doom's picture

   When the BCCI investigation reached closer to President Geo. H.W. Bush's White House back in the late '80s, early '90s, Bush appointed Robert Mueller III to be the chief of the DOJ's Criminal Division to manage the BCCI probe --- or more accurrately, to deflect it away from the Bush administration and narrow the scope of the investigation.

   Four days prior to 9/11/01, President Geo. W. Bush appoints Robert Mueller III to be director of the FBI -- perfect timing and what a pedigree Mueller possesses.*

    One day prior to 9/11/01, the Pentagon's comptroller announces that $2.3 trillion cannot be accounted for.**

    Six to seven hours prior to the events of that 9/11 morning, sometime between 2:00 AM and 3:00 AM (EST) a group email is transmitted to the DIA's financial management staff to attend an emergency meeting that very morning at their Pentagon offices --- located at the Pentagon's west wall.  One staff member will fortuitously oversleep, viewing the email late and consequently arrive late -- just in time to view from afar the plane crashing into the super-reinforced west wall, severely injuring or killing almost the entire financial management group of the DIA, and those computer systems involved with discovering said missing funds; apparently data backups aren't the order of the day?

    That very same morning on 9/11/01, the National Reconnaissance Office's (NRO) ops center would be evacuated due to an exercise simulating an attack by suicide aircraft flying into that facility.  (Sound vaguely familiar?)  Therefore, no one was on hand to manually task their recon satellites on the airspace above NYC and the Pentagon.

     Thanks to further expansion of the Web over the Internet (2003 - 2005), cached pages of dramatically increased data transmission and EFTs, originating from three firms residing in the two WTC towers to offshore locations, could be accessed.

     Shortly after 9/2001, in early 2002, an explosive growth occurs in offshore hedge funds.

    Background research on those unfortunate passengers aboard the involved airliners (victims who were certain to die that day) indicated that some of the pax fall into three unique groups, along with three unique individuals aboard.

   The three groups:  (1) developers of remote piloting hardware and software; (2) individuals involved in the creation of a terrorist scenario remarkably similar  to that which occurred on 9/11/01 (among that group of victims was an Israeli counterterrorist expert and one of the airliners' pilots, a former career Naval officer); and, (3) some of the individuals involved with the investigation into Flight 800's demise.

   The three individuals:  (1)  wife number three of the solictor general, who would quickly move on to wife number four once the insurance settlement came through (death by opportunity?); (2) a lady  attorney, rumored to be involved with a senior married partner of the conservative and politically-connected law firm which successfully defended Fox News on several cases of fictionalizing the news (death by opportunity?); and, (3) a physicist with the Naval Surface Weapons Center's Directed Energy Section.

[We are not suggesting any of these victims were aware of the events to transpire on 9/11 --- this appears to be a highly compartmentalized operation.]

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

Part II to come later.

*Robert Mueller III is the grandnewphew of Richard Bissell, while Mueller's wife is the grandaughter of Charles Cabell (those would be two of the three top CIA people President Kennedy fired).  Earl Cabell, mayor of Dallas and Charles Cabell's brother, conveniently directed a last minute change of the presidential motorcade the day of JFK's assassination, so that it would swing by the Texas School Book Depository. 

**From 1988 to 2001, an estimated $4 trillion was unaccounted for from all government agencies.

JW n FL's picture



New Reports PLUS PLUS PLUS from 9-11 about the Jews Dancing with tons of explosives in thier truck..



NYPD Radio of Mossad on 9-11



JW n FL's picture




India has increased oil imports from Iran to become the Islamic Republic's largest customer last month, ignoring recent sanctions imposed by US and EU on importing Iran’s oil.

According to The Wall Street Journal Iranian crude exports to India rose to 550,000 barrels a day in January, up 37.5 percent from December 2011.

SpiritBlade's picture

Well, first of all you ARE a terrorist. Because they said so. And I go presently to tattle on you in hopes I will be spared later.

If you cannot learn to embrace the tyranny and call it freedom then you will have to be sent to the camps to protect the rest of us from your wicked ways. Give up on liberty and resistance, embrace federal sodomy and bugger you way to happiness.



Mongrel's picture

I wrote an article recently asking the salient question: Who are the real domestic terrorists?

If you are interested, you can read it here:


my puppy for prez's picture

Good for you!  A well spoken article full of truth that I will send to the many brainwashed and dumbed down "conservatives" I know.  Thanks much!

Blue Horshoe Loves Annacott Steel's picture

"9/11's A Lie" by the Free Bees (set to the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive"


Skip Danger's picture

This 4 part video is the best explanation of terrorist you'll find:



NorthenSoul's picture

You know the National Security Industrial Complex has gotten totally out of control when a reputable corporation dedicated to train people in survival skills open up new classes in Privacy Protection and How To Exit The Grid.


lakecity55's picture

I just received a note from a former operator who said there is a "start date" of 12 March on the NDAA. Don't know if that's true, but...

It would make headlines if soon after said date, the DHS suddenly announced it had broken a massive "extremist" plot (Reichstag fire?) and had arrested 2,000 people. Then, a few weeks later, "Acting on intel from the prior bust" they arrest another 2500.

"DHS Director Napolitano regrets the sudden shutdown of most of the Internet, but insists the "extremists" were illegally using the 'net as a massive secret communications network. Only government-approved sites will be available TFN."

With comms cut, the real purge will begin.


Michael's picture

I'm not an extremist, I'm a passionist. My religion is passionism.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

"We are all trrrrrrr'ists now".

My, my -  how times have changed! Seems like only yesterday that we were all Keynesians...

MrBoompi's picture

Yes, we must put our wealth in the US dollar, or equity markets that are valued in US dollars, in order to passively submit to the devaluation of the currency, for our own good of course.  Buying physical gold and silver is obviously an Al Gaeda plot.



lakecity55's picture

The points cited by GW show that America is now the equivalent of NAZI Germany. All citizens are deemed as enemies of the state.

Now that the "legal" framework is in place, the move towards violent suppression, imprisonment, and wholesale murder of American citizens is close to begin implementation.

The last step will be a false-flag attack from "X" or an actual attack from Iran, an executive order outlawing all firearm possession, and insertion of UN forces loyal to Barry X to enforce the imposition of a racist, islamo-fascist regime.

Perhaps Barry X will allow you to die on your feet defending your home or community, but I doubt it. Remote use of armed drones will probably be used along with UN Armored units.

The last steps towards his (puppetmasters') full assault are quickly nearing completion.


twinsdad's picture

You just made the list...

optimator's picture

No, he did not make the list which will be very short. It will only contain those that are the Elites and everyone else will automatically be a terrorist. That said, I note that saying anything derogatory about the FED/Banksters is currently not on the list.

lakecity55's picture

So did we all, for all are Spartacus!

MrBoompi's picture

Let's not forget The President had signed the Executive Order declaring the US is in a state of emergency EVERY YEAR SINCE 9/11.

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture

Time to remind "The Goverment" who they work for.

"Public Servant"

Which part do they not understand...?


Do NOT... believe Goverment Statistics.

And do NOT believe mainstream Media.

And do NOT let these Goverment Terrorist intimidate you.

JW n FL's picture



All this sounds like Terrorist Talk to me!

All of you should be in a FEMA Camp by Noon Tomorrow!


DHS Bullshit Home Land Security Hates the Bible and the Constitution


The MOST DANGEROUS! are the God Loving! Constitutional Ones!! WATCH THEM! CLOSE!!












even more dangerous than the Christian Terrorists!




thats right! the Commie Pinko ACLU! who fights for the Christian Terrorists Rights!


imagine they want Terrorists, just becuase they are Americans.. in America.. to have a Fair Trial! what the hell fur'???




you can read right there.. how Ismalist Extremists are the SAME as Christians with Guns and a copy of the Constitution! the Goobermint said so!


Report Incidents


"If You See Something, Say Something™"


If you see suspicious activity, please report it to your local police department. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. More on the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign.


Immigration or Customs Violations


Report suspected immigration or customs violations to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


· Report suspicious activity by calling 1-866-347-2423.


Cybersecurity Activity


· Report an Incident (US-CERT)


· Report Phishing (US-CERT)


· Report a Vulnerability (US-CERT)


Emergencies in Federal Buildings


Report life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergencies in federal buildings to Federal Protective Service (FPS).


· Report suspicious activity by calling 1-877-4FPS-411 (1-877-437-7411).


I reported all of ya's!

Ron Paul: The Coming Chaos


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Heed These Words!!



Canuckistan Al's picture

Feeling rather claustrophobic today. Can't swing a cat in here without hitting a terrorist! /sarc


The Old Man's picture

Good Read here. THis NDAA thing is not going to go as smoothly as you may think. At least there is some resistance.


azzhatter's picture

I've been contributing to the Ron Paul campaign. Should I anticipate arrest?

lakecity55's picture

inside the Black House crack den:

"Hold 'em? You find the ride he's usin' ?"

"Yeah, abu Hussein. We can take the old man out any time."

"We'll move if he scores anymore delegates."

(Fade to black)

Joebloinvestor's picture

I thought the term was used on any arguing political entity.

ebworthen's picture

Mr. Washington, ve muzt see your paperz pleaze!


Zurely, you hav nozzing to hide?

optimator's picture

Vey dit chew leave der door open, my troops dit not haf the pleshure of kicking it in!