THE BIRTH OF A
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
NOTE: This material was prepared BEFORE the
events that occurred at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on
the 11th of September, 2001. Those events cannot help but accelerate
the processes described below. Under cover of "protecting the country
against terrorism," we are about to witness the most powerful and
sustained attack against civil liberties that any modern, civilized
people has ever before suffered through; an attack so vast and enormous
that even the so-called "Red Scares" of 1919 and 1947-1954 will pale
in comparison - and an assault fiendishly designed to curtail the
witness of true Christians everywhere while all the time pretending
to be on the side of Christianity.
Brothers and sisters, the fact is we are at the "end of days" - the
"doorway into eternity" - and the groundwork necessary for the appearance
of the "Man of Sin" is now being laid. As Christians, we have a choice:
Will we - by participating in this "war against terrorism" (so-called)
and the concomitant war against our "civil liberties" - be found on
the side of the anti-Christ system that is now developing in our country
(again, under cover of "returning the nation to Christ and the church")
or will we speak out against it, and most particularly the effort to
label all this "Christian." I hope and pray that you will choose to
speak out against what's happening, especially in your churches and
insofar as your fellow-believers are concerned.
You need to know, however, that by choosing to speak out against what's
happening today, you will be OSTRACIZED from the church (so-called),
and so much so that in you will be fulfilled Christ's warning to His
"They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh,
that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service."
As a result, those who choose to "stand against it all" [as Antipas
did so many thousands of years ago in Pergamos (Rev. 2:13)], will be
forced to go "outside the camp" to be with Christ, as the Scriptures
"For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the
sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
"Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his
own blood, suffered without the gate.
"LET US GO FORTH THEREFORE UNTO HIM OUTSIDE THE CAMP (i.e.,
outside of "religion," so-called), BEARING HIS REPROACH.
"FOR HERE WE HAVE NO CONTINUING CITY, BUT WE SEEK ONE TO
COME. (Heb. 13:11-13)
William Blum, an investigative journalist in Washington, DC, writes
in his excellent book, Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower:
and covertly, legally and illegally, the military-industrial complex
(in the United States) has joined forces with the prison-industrial
complex, linked further to the omnipresent national security-police
complex, all clasping hands tightly with the War on Drugs, in a declaration
of War on the American people and the Bill of Rights. This Authority
juggernaut - enamored with its own perpetuation, glorification and
enrichment - has convinced the American public that without its storm
troopers all hell would break loose and the safety and security of
the citizenry would be on a life-support machine. In this undertaking,
it has had the indispensable assistance of intimidated legislatures,
an uniconoclastic judiciary, compliant media, and a president ...
who - in the words of civil-liberties columnist Nat Hentoff - 'in
this century ... has afflicted the most harm on our constitutional
rights and liberties."
then presents a list of civil rights abuses that he culled from public
sources (i.e., newspapers, journals, etc.) that occur regularly on a
day-to-day basis in the United States which - when taken together -
show with unmistakable clarity how far "civil rights" in the United
States have been eroded and how dangerously close we are today to being
a police-state. AND THIS IS THE COUNTRY THAT EVANGELICAL LEADERS
LIKE TIM LAHAYE, JERRY FALWELL, D. JAMES KENNEDY, JAMES ROBISON, ETC.
CALL THE "NEW ISRAEL OF GOD?" THIS IS THE COUNTRY ABOUT WHICH PAT ROBERTSON
"If America is free, people everywhere can hope for freedom. And
if America goes down, all hope is lost to the rest of the world"
One wonders if all these so-called "men of God" have been lingering
too long around the "second-hand smoke" of the "pot-heads" they've taken
such delight in condemning over the years. The truth is there if they
want to see it; indeed, one would have to be blind to miss it, so that
in these men - ALL OF THEM -
"... is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing
ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see,
and shall not perceive ..." (Matt. 13:14)
you still say that we live in a "free society" - that these things don't
frighten you. Well, if that's the case, then why don't you join us the
next time we demonstrate against these injustices (the kind that Blum
lists below) as we did in Philadelphia where we went to protest the
involvement of the church with the Republican Party - again, not so
much because of the injustices themselves (that's just the way the world
is) but because of the church's involvement with the elites that are
championing these kinds of indignities and civil rights abuses.
What we are simply protesting is the church's involvement in all
this. That's fair! That's Scriptural!
We are not protesting so much the activities of the state, as we
are protesting the activities of the church and the church's leadership!
That is the responsibility of ALL Christians everywhere!
Of course, you need to know that the police and the FBI will probably
not make such a distinction. But then, if we have nothing to fear from
the state, if we truly live in a "free society," then what do you have
If you hesitate, then what you are saying, whether you want to admit
it or not, is that you believe there is much to be worried about insofar
as our "freedoms" in this country are concerned; that we really do live
in a "police-state" - and you don't want to be blacklisted and run the
risk of losing your job; that what happened to that school teacher in
Georgia (detailed below) could happen to you.
As for Antipas, we will be going, whether we are blacklisted or
not, because we fear God more than we fear man. The Bible says:
"Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto
them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land
take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
"If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet,
and warn the people;
"Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not
warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be
upon his own head.
"He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his
blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver
"But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet,
and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person
from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; BUT HIS BLOOD WILL
I REQUIRE AT THE WATCHMAN'S HAND.
God help us - and God help YOU - if we don't speak
We will be sure to let you know where and when we will be going
to our next demonstration. We hope and pray that we will see you there.
The Bible says:
"Whosoever therefore shall be ASHAMED of me and
of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also
shall the Son of man be ASHAMED, when he cometh in the
glory of his Father with the holy angels." (Mark 8:38)
The list that follows is a composite list derived partially from Blum's
list and assorted others. The thing to remember here is that all of
the instances listed below occur today on a REGULAR basis. They
are not aberrations or anomalies. The sad thing in all of this, is that
there is little doubt that most Christians will not be upset by this
"catalogue" of civil rights abuses. And why is that? - because most
of those who are the "targets" of these abuses and indignities (i.e.,
the poor, the minorities, the so-called "welfare cheats," the single
moms, etc.) have been so DEMONIZED by the "mainline press" that
they now seem somehow or other to be deserving of it all. But, then,
this is what the Germans did to the Jews in the 1920s and 1930s - demonized
them to the point where most Germans came "naturally" and "easily" to
the belief that the Jews were "getting what they deserved." [If you
possess additinal examples, please send them to us and we will add them
to the list] The list is as follows:
In every state, the police or the National Guard and, at times,
active-duty army troops, are - under the guise of the "War on Drugs"
(again, please see our article, "APOSTASY: Christianity In The Service
Of A 'Religio-Political-Corporate-Terrorist State'") - conducting
relentless helicopter surveillances over people's homes and property,
setting up roadblocks, interrogating, detaining, harassing and terrifying
residents with displays of excessive power. To a very large extent,
these activities have very little to do with any "war on drugs"
and everything to do with suppressing the "throw-away" portion of
the American population that has been consigned to "unemployment"
or to jobs that don't pay a "living wage" - about one-third of today's
population - i.e., "poor white trash," blacks, Hispanics, etc. (Please
see Barbara Ehrenreich's book, Nickled and Dimed, available
at most book stores.)
In hundreds of American cities, young people - again, under the
rubric of the "War on Drugs" - are being subjected to nighttime
curfew laws (a phenomenon that rarely is enforced in affluent white
neighborhoods, but only in poor minority areas); many have a daytime
curfew as well. Again, these curfews have very little to do with
any "war on drugs," and everything to do with suppressing militant
young people that in every "revolution" (especially those revolutions
that pit the poor against the rich) form the backbone of the "revolt."
The idea here is to harass them to such an extent that they can
never organize themselves, and to DEMONIZE them as hooligans
and "ner-do-wells" so as to justify the harsh measures that are
being taken against them.
CIA, FBI and other federal agencies are increasingly refusing to
respond to legitimately issued subpoenas for documents which detail
the "extra-legal" and unconstitutional activities they are engaged
in. They are simply ignoring the judiciary - and doing it with impunity.
The arrogance of these agencies in this respect brings to mind the
arrogance practiced by Hoover's FBI in the 1960s and '70s against
those in the Civil Rights Movement and the anti-war effort.
are undergoing assorted harassments and penalties from the federal
government for having traveled to, spent money in and/or shipped
various goods to countries the United States has blacklisted; for
example, the former Yugoslavia - or for that matter, any nation
that has "opted out" of the American System and has - as a result
- incurred the wrath of the American elites - countries like Cuba,
Libya, Iran, Iraq, etc. Those who visit the United Nations Mission
in New York or the Interests Section in Washington of some of the
countries the government has black listed risk being photographed
and receiving visits or phone calls from the FBI. This phenomenon
is especially directed against those people who are in the habit
of speaking out against America's "New World Order System" like
the Mary Knollers, the Quakers, and anyone and everyone who is in
any way associated with movements like Liberation Theology,
labor rights organizations, etc.
The CIA is once again routinely opening and reading the mail (and
email) of U.S. citizens without benefit of search warrants. The
FBI is also peeking at our correspondence, domestic and international,
for a host of its own priorities - again, on the most specious of
reasons (really, pretenses). They habitually cite as their authority
vague references to "national security." When asked to be more specific,
they refuse on grounds of "national security."
Motorists are being stopped on highways on the flimsiest of excuses
(unsafe lane changes, tail light infractions, failures to signal,
etc.) and then intimidated into submitting to a search of their
vehicles without "probable cause." If they refuse, that alone is
often taken as "probable cause" (or "probable cause" is "created"
- which occurs more often than most people realize), and their vehicles
are searched anyway. The utility of these laws (i.e., tail light
infractions, "unsafe lane changes," seat belt violations, etc.)
lies in the fact that they can be used to harass various "suspect"
populations the police want to keep "off balance" - AND THAT
IS PRECISELY THE WAY THEY ARE USED - or does one really think
that such measures are taken in places like Simi Valley, Palm Beach,
Private corporations are recording employees' phone calls and voice
mail, reading their computer files and email, getting logs of what
websites they've looked at, videotaping them as they work, observing
them in bathrooms and locker rooms with two-way mirrors or hidden
cameras, tracking their whereabouts by having them use electronic
pass keys, bugging their offices, subjecting them to airport-style
electronic searches, testing their urine for drugs, doing extensive
security checks on their backgrounds - all this whether or not they
have ever behaved poorly on the job, or whether their work involves
any danger to anyone. For the most part, this kind of activity was
initiated as a "crime-fighting" device and under the cover that
an "employer has the right to know what his employee is doing on
his time." But such "rights" by an employer over an employee has
NEVER been asserted before in the United States, although
one would think - given the propaganda that has accompanied the
assertions of these rights - that such is not the case. THESE
ARE THE KIND OF "RIGHTS" A "MASTER" ASSERTS OVER HIS "SLAVE."
But then that should say something about elite attitudes towards
their employees, shouldn't it?
At growing numbers of schools around the country, students are
having to undergo urinalysis in order to join the track team, join
the chess club, go to the prom, go on a field trip or drive to and
from school. Once again, all this is being done under cover of the
"War on Drugs," but what it really is, is a "control mechanism"
used to suppress the underclass with - or, again, does one really
believe, other than in a few "high profile" instances, this is ever
done in affluent white areas.
New Jersey state troopers are enlisting hotel workers along the
New Jersey Turnpike to tip them off about suspicious guests who,
among other things PAY FOR THEIR ROOMS IN CASH, or receive
a flurry of phone calls; hotel managers are allowing troopers, without
a warrant, to leaf through the credit card receipts and registration
forms of guests; the troopers are given surveillance seminars to
train employees to scrutinize guests who fit a given "profile."
IF THIS WERE DONE IN THE OLD SOVIET UNION, ONE WOULD NOT BE INCORRECT
IN LABELING SUCH ACTIVITY AS THE ACTIVITY OF A "POLICE-STATE." Of
course, one could retort that the police are merely trying to "combat
crime." But then, that's what the police in the old Soviet Union
would have said too.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is keeping up to
date a list of what it calls "radicals" and other undesirables who
will be rounded up and detained without benefit of a hearing in
times of "national emergency." This is, of course, something all
dictatorships do. This is what Hitler did in 1933 - and in 1934
he declared an "emergency," and rounded up all his enemies. You
can bet that if such things were ever done in the name of "Right
Religion," the Religious Right would be there cheering on the state
in its "round up." This is what Rick Joyner wants when he said,
"... leaders who ... resist (the imposition of the new Christian
state people like him envision) ... will be removed from their place."
George Hawton suggests a way, "... 2/3 will have to die in
the last days so that 1/3 might emerge pure."
Task forces of international, federal, military, state and local
law enforcement and intelligence agencies, as well as private entities,
are employing increased interaction, abundant funds, new laws, new
technologies and new octopus-like data bases to spy on and harass
activists of many stripes. THIS IS ESPECIALLY SO IN THE CASE
OF THOSE ACTIVISTS THAT HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATING AGAINST THE WTO,
THE IMF, THE WORLD BANK AND THE G-8 SUMMITS. The FBI and police
are noting license plate numbers of people attending meetings and
demonstrations, photographing people, paying informers to infiltrate
groups, breaking into offices to steal mailing and contributor lists,
rifling through files and carrying out "harassment arrests" (i.e.
charges later dropped). Individual members of these groups are receiving
FBI visits at their homes and workplaces, or the Bureau is sending
anonymous letters to the person's colleagues implying that he or
she is actually an informer as well as sending assorted poison-pen
letters to employers, landlords and spouses designed to produce
optimal distress. Again, is this the kind of activity a "free society"
tolerates? No! - this is the kind of activity one would have expected
to see in the Third Reich or in the old Soviet Union. How is it
possible for Christians to associate themselves with such a state
and call it the "New Israel of God?"
Increasingly, airport passengers are being detained for hours,
even days, and missing flights because they fit a "terrorist profile"
based on appearance, airport behavior, travel itinerary or other
criteria. They are being strip searched, including body cavity searches,
X-rayed, forced to take laxatives, their bowel movements monitored.
Many white Christians, of course, are not aware of all this because
they do not fit the profile, but fitting a profile - does that make
it right? If you say, "yes, these steps are necessary to guarantee
public safety," then you would have made a nice little Nazi in the
Third Reich of some sixty years ago because that is precisely the
reasons they gave in implementing the exact same steps then. "Public
safety," "national security," and the phrase, "If you have nothing
to hide, then you shouldn't be afraid" come straight out of the
1934 Hitler Youth Handbook.
The FBI is urging librarians to report on the books taken out by
patrons with foreign-sounding names, particularly scientific and
technical books. When this program was first revealed and criticized,
the FBI proceeded to do checks on the critics. These are the same
kind of techniques used by the Chinese communists during Mao's "Cultural
Under the "cover" of the "War on Drugs" and a similar "war" against
"illegal guns," police throughout the country have been seizing
the property of thousands and thousands of individuals without "due
process." And much more than most people are aware of, this kind
of activity is now being used against people deemed to be involved
in "anti-government" activity. For example, it was alleged by the
BATF that the "dissidents" at Waco (Mt. Carmel) had automatic weapons
and illegal firearms - despite the fact that the local sheriff had
checked such reports out and had determined that the reports were
false. BATF was simply determined to raid Mt. Carmel, and they were
not about to let the facts stand in their way.
The DEA, ATF, INS, FBI, DIA, Secret Service, US Forest Service,
National Park Service, Sheriff's Departments, National Guard and/or
other official cowboys, wearing black suits, ski masks and the like,
forming massively armed mobs of screaming, swearing agents, helicopters
chopping above, battering down doors, raiding people's homes, smashing
up furniture, beating up residents, handcuffing them, manhandling
pregnant women, terrifying children, separating them from their
parents, shooting people dead, looking for drugs or individuals
which often are not there - this jihad (holy war) being the
outcome of no more than a tip from an "unnamed informant." Heavily-armed
so-called "bounty hunters," with the force of law behind them, are
carrying on in a similar manner to kidnap a person, sometimes killing
someone, sometimes the "wrong person." Operators of "pirate" radio
stations are also being invaded, with FCC agents, federal marshals,
a SWAT team, customs agents and local police comprising the attacking
force. Again, these are all the tactics of a "police-state," not
those of a "free society."
A driver, stopped by the police, tapes the encounter. When he goes
to the local police station to complain about his treatment, he
is asked to hand the tape over. He's then charged with illegal wiretapping.
It seems that it's okay for the police to record and video tape
these stops for their records, but it is not okay for private citizens
who are the targets of such "illegal" and warrantless" stops to
do so. Again, privileges extended to the police that are not extended
to average citizens. THIS IS THE KIND OF ATTITUDE ONE WOULD EXPECT
TO FIND IN A "POLICE-STATE," BUT NOT IN A "FREE SOCIETY." The
term "free society" is a meaningless, empty phrase if it does not
mean a society that is free from harassment from its own police.
The police are beating up and arresting strikers and escorting
scab workers into plants, thus taking the side of the employer,
as the police have done virtually without exception during 150 years
of industrial conflict in the United States. Corporations are using
many of the more than 10,000 private security firms, which employ
1.5 million guards, to suppress strike action and intimidate union
organizers. Again, these are the activities one would expect to
find being employed by the police in America's "client-states" like
Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil, Indonesia, etc., but not in the United
Law enforcement officers in northern California, taking the side
of logging interests once again, are pressing cotton swabs saturated
with pepper spray (600 times hotter than cayenne pepper) into the
eyes of non-violent people chained to each other, who are protesting
the felling of ancient redwoods; protesters are shrieking and writhing
in pain as the solution takes effect. People are dying in police
custody in cases where pepper spray is a contributing factor. Again,
the police tactics of a "terrorist-state!" These protesters were
all non-violent! They are American citizens who - in and of themselves
do not possess the financial wherewithal to fight the logging interests
except in the fashion they are doing. What are people to do when
confronting the power of the rich? - do nothing? Or, maybe the police
do not belong to the poor, but only to the rich in this country.
That's evidently where we are headed.
telephone companies, utility companies, credit card companies, airlines,
bus companies, rental car outlets, storage facilities, hotel and
motels and all manner of other private institutions are providing
various local, state and federal authorities with all the information
about their customers they desire under the ever-expanding legal
authorities being granted to law enforcement bodies with scarcely
any public hearings or debate. The "War on Drugs" is requiring banks,
brokers, casinos and other financial institutions to monitor their
customers' financial transactions and report any "unusual" or "suspicious"
activity. The information is all fed into the Treasury Department's
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network whose computers spend their
days making linkages between individuals and bank accounts, businesses,
real estate and other assets. Again, the tactics used by "Big Brother"
in the book, 1984.
along the lines of the following from Savannah, Georgia are probably
taking place elsewhere: Without warning , a team of armed county
and schools system officers periodically entered the schools, ordered
everyone into the hallways, used dogs to sniff student's belongings,
and scanned the students' bodies with metal detectors. One of the
high-school teachers was very upset by this - "Because I teach the
Constitution," she explained - and made her feelings known to the
authorities. A police officer told her principal that because of
her "attitude" problem, she might have to be detained or restrained
during future surprise raids. During a subsequent raid, the teacher's
son was the only student out of 1,500 to be individually searched.
Later, cars in the parking lot were searched, and the police claimed
to have found a marijuana cigarette in the teacher's car. The Board
of Education suspended her and she was later fired. Again, the tactics
of a "police state" where opposition to the stratagems of the police
is met with hostility and even - on occasion - death.
A federal court, created by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
Act of 1978, is receiving applications for authorization of electronic
surveillance within the United States and is rubber-stamping them.
In its first 20 years, the court received 10,000 applications form
the Justice Department on behalf of the FBI and the National Security
Agency. By all accounts, only one was rejected, on a technicality.
There exists no public record of any kind about the individual cases,
nor any oversight. The Clinton administration has expanded the court's
mandate to allow it to approve physical break-ins, enabling the
Justice Department to bypass the usual warrant procedure in an open
court, which would necessitate some accounting of the items seized,
and an explanation of probable cause that a crime had been committed.
The targets of these wiretaps and burglaries can be under surveillance
merely because of belonging to or supporting an organization whose
politics are looked upon with disfavor by the U.S. government. Federal
agents can now obtain the phone numbers of all incoming and outgoing
calls on any line used or called by suspected "foreign" agents.
The grand jury system is running amok. Virtually all federal cases
now use it to obtain indictments. Neither the accused nor his or
her lawyer is there, so they can't confront accusers. The system
is used as an instrument of terror - relatives testifying against
one another with no confidentiality privilege with respect to family
members other than husbands and wives: parents called to testify
against their children, children against their parents, brothers
against sisters. It lacks due process. It's another secret tool
of an expanding executive branch. THIS REMINDS ONE OF THE INQUISITION!
Hundreds of cities now are employing highly armed and trained Special
Weapons and Tactics Teams (SWAT), based on military special operations
models, and told they're part of a "war" on crime; ready to terrorize
the enemy (the citizens) with automatic assault rifles, tanks and
grenade launchers, called out even in non-crisis situations; choosing
a neighborhood and swooping onto street corners, forcing pedestrians
to the ground, searching them, running warrant checks, taking photos
and entering all the new "intelligence" into a state database from
computer terminals in each patrol car. As they carry out this exercise,
they do not trip over many members of the Fortune 500. Again,
the tactics of the Third Reich.
Forced labor is beginning to thrive again in the United States:
people compelled to work off their welfare grants, with no prospect
of real employment, sometimes at sub-minimum wages, or no wages
at all; convicted defendants sentenced to "community service;" inmates
denied vital privileges if the refuse to work in prison, many producing
for private companies, who get away with paltry wages, no benefits,
no unions. Some prison-made products are being exported, exactly
what the U.S. has condemned China for.
The notion of bail is rapidly eroding. We're raised to believe
that for other than a capital offense, reasonable bail must be offered.
We have a long history of not holding people in custody until their
guilt has been determined. That's not true anymore. We call the
new concept "preventive detention." "PREVENTATIVE DETENTION"
IS EXACTLY THE TACTIC OF CHOICE NOW BEING USED BY THE POLICE ALL
OVER THE COUNTRY AGAINST THOSE BRAVE SOULS WITH THE GUTS TO SPEAK
OUT AGAINST THE INSTRUMENTALITIES OF THE "NEW WORLD ORDER" - i.e.
THE WTO, THE IMF, THE WORLD BANK. etc. For example, "preventative
detention" was used in Philadelphia, in Washington DC, in Los Angeles,
You're exercising your precious freedom to vote and the only candidates
presented to you with more than a snowball-in-hell's chance of winning
are those whose ideologies enable them to raise about a half million
dollars to contest a seat in the House, about five million for the
Senate, and about a hundred million for the White House. Or, increasingly,
the candidates themselves are multi-millionaires. THE WHOLE SYSTEM
IS RIGGED IN FAVOR OF THE RICH - AND THE CHURCH IS INVOLVED WITH
THIS MALIGNANT SYSTEM UP TO ITS NECK. It's as if the church
had never heard of the injunction of the Apostle James against the
rich: "But ye have despised the poor. DO NOT RICH MEN OPPRESS
YOU, and draw you before the judgment seats?" (James 2:6)
As in Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Indianapolis
in recent years, police in large cities are exhibiting a remarkable
level of disdain for the laws of the land; giving false information
to courts to secure search warrants, or acting without warrants,
committing perjury on the stand, allowing the results of botched
tests of drugs to be used in criminal cases, staging drug raids
in order to steal drugs, money, guns and other valuables, taking
money and drugs in exchange for immunity, robbing and beating people
on the streets of their precinct. And exhibiting the same disdain
for individual rights in numerous search-and-destroy missions against
private homes: using special "shock-lock" shotgun rounds to blow
apartment doors off their hinges, or shooting off the door locks,
tossing in "flash-ban grenades," which produce explosions that terrify
and disorient people, illegally searching the inhabitants, menacing
them with their guns, firing shots at people without cause, killing
people, planting drugs or other false evidence, forcing people outside
almost naked, filing false arrest reports, or sometimes filing no
charges at all after all this, assaulting or threatening people
who make charges against them.
Public relations firms, hired by large corporations and business
associations, are utilizing hefty fees, lawyers, detectives, spies
and phony "grassroots" campaigns to influence the media and public
opinion against food, environmental and other activists and authors
who pose a threat to one of their special-interest clients, trying
to make the activists look foolish, if not criminal, as they exercise
their political rights.
NBC is canceling an appearance by a nuclear activist because she
has criticized General Electric, which owns the network. Another
nuclear activist or author, or opponent of military spending, is
unwelcome at CBS because it belongs to Westinghouse; while yet another
finds doors closed at ABC because of having treated the Disney conglomerate
with less than reverence; ditto at CNN, owned by the AOL-Time-Warner
octopus; while the advertisers are increasingly influencing the
content of news stories. [As A.J. Liebling famously wrote: "If you
want freedom of the press, you have to own one."]
During a new U.S. invasion abroad, the media is being severely
restricted as to what it can report to the American people about
the war; reporters are required to submit their copy to the Pentagon
censor, and are told where they can go, what they can film, who
they can interview; those who don't toe the line are transferred
by their employer under heavy Pentagon pressure.
The FBI is staging photos used in a trial, and its crime laboratory
is producing scientifically flawed, misleading or altered evidence
benefiting the prosecutor's case against a defendant, even allowing
a judge to be impeached on false charges. A Bureau official is destroying
an internal report critical of an FBI action in a particular case
and not disclosing its existence to prosecutors or defense attorneys,
or the Bureau is allowing inaccurate and/or incomplete "expert"
testimony during court proceedings, tilting it in such a way as
to incriminate the accused. A veteran FBI agent who blows the whistle
on such goings-on is being harassed and suspended.
The DEA, other federal and state agents and police are seizing
houses, boats, cars, airplanes, real estate, furnishings, bank accounts
and other assets belonging to people suspected of involvement in
drug trafficking, or belonging to their spouses, often without a
conviction, and whether or not the assets seized were tied to the
alleged crime. In one state, a man is losing his home and his business
for selling two grams of cocaine. In another, numerous cars are
being confiscated from new car dealerships for failing to report
all cash transactions involving more than $10,000. Elsewhere, a
75-year old grandmother is being dispossessed of her home for the
sins of her fugitive, drug-dealing son. The government agencies
are selling these assets and using the proceeds for anything from
patrol cars to parties. The expected value of forfeitures is a times
a determining factor in the question of who to raid. Police are
routinely planting drugs and falsifying police reports to establish
probable cause for cash seizures. Plea bargains are struck that
commonly favor drug kingpins willing to surrender their assets and
penalize "mules" with nothing to trade. As of early 1999, there
was $2.7 billion in the federal government's "Asset Forfeiture Fund"
The concept of equal access to legal remedy and justice is being
invalidated every day after a decade of deep government cutbacks
to the legal aid program, thus robbing the poor of what is often
their sole defense against unscrupulous landlords, scam artists,
battering spouses, home foreclosure, consumer fraud and many other
A public official who questions the War on Drugs is paying an awful
price, like former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders whose son was
sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling one-eighth of an ounce
of cocaine to an undercover police officer. His arrest took place
five months after the sale, on a warrant issued a week after his
mother suggested that the government study the legalization of drugs.
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