Naomi Wolf's Latest -- A ‘Paper Coup’

This isn't directly 9/11/01 activism but it contains information that anyone working in our area should be aware of. Blackwater's role is becoming increasingly ominious and they are an integral part of any fascist efforts, as Wolf describes in her essays.

She states, "Increasingly, reputable figures are starting to talk about `a coup.’"

I personally don't think the martial law in Pakistan is without relevance to the near future in the US -- there is no catastrophe there except that the judicial branch won't go against the constitution and allow Musharraf to run as president again, and so he is having them taken out of their offices by police, held in house arrest, and replaced with installed justices (this sets a precedent and also echoes Bush's firings of federal prosecutors). These events are important to learn about, understand and thus predict when to act and how.

She also states, "Nothing at present prevents Blackwater agents from being deployed to help or replace the TSA domestically. Or from being deployed at the next New York City rally such as the one that is being featured on their website."

The dots are being connected. I find it unfortunate that she mainly falls back on the congress to take action, since we have just seen that only 2 senators can derail the entire rest of the Democratic congress and only in a matter of hours (Feinstein and Schumer just got Bush's torture Attorney General through), but what's important about the article is the information it presents.

Recommended reading . . .

Published on Monday, November 5, 2007 by The Huffington Post
A ‘Paper Coup,’ and Blackwater Eyes Midtown Manhattan
by Naomi Wolf

Naomi on Thom Hartmann Show today...

I highly recommend that everyone tune into the Show from 11/5/07:

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Naomi Wolf is an irrational fear-monger

I take anything she says with a LARGE grain of rock salt. (with which she should be metaphorically 'stoned')

And you are performing similar illogical meanderings by comparing Pakistan's coup with "Bush's firings of federal prosecutors", as well as some of your other comments. (like suggesting that someone performing illegal, criminal actions via a coup is setting a precedent of some sort (legal, or otherwise))

The only dots you are connecting can be likened to connecting the freckles on a person's arm and making a recognizable pattern and then proclaiming that to be of some significance, or seeing "evil images" in clouds and then running around in circles screaming, "The sky is falling!"

I don't mean to be harsh, but you are obviously under the negative influence of extended exposure to hyper-paranoid and fear-based thinking, which is affecting the way you think, believe, and act. It is causing you to "act out" in ways that are, inevitably, dangerous, like subversion of your critical thinking skills and the like.

And you are not alone. That problem, dis-ease, illness, whatever you want to call it, is endemic and pervasive in the 9/11 Truth and Justice Movement now. And it will soon become a pandemic if people don't start combating it.

At least people can't say I didn't warn them, when it happens. (and feel free to say, "I told you so!" if you end up being right and I am wrong — however, the difference is, I see an increasing difference in you (and others) that you (and they) do not, whereas I have stayed relatively consistent throughout, so far, more or less — plus, I acknowledge the problem (which helps me to personally combat it), whereas many people who are experiencing the problem refuse to do so, in themselves, or others, in typical denial, self-delusion, etc.)

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To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. — Abraham Lincoln

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny. — Robert Heinlein

separating the wheat from the chaff

While I agree that the fear mongering efforts are a problem in the movement, I don't see this as one of them. I think it can feel over-the-top because it's scary to contemplate. But if you find yourself in LAX in an "non-US territory" without the means to speak to a lawyer, you might begin to see the world a little differently. And knowing that such a territory exists is important for activists who travel.

Bush's firings of federal prosecutors targetted swing states. The original intent was to fire all of them but they failed to do that. So it's clear that the goal is to control the election. What will they do if they cannot achieve that? None of us really knows.

Blackwater is very real and is working overtime to get situated in a location in California, for example. This is not make believe. Progressive democrats in the state have organized a very real campaign to fight that attempt. If Blackwater didn't have the ability today to put 20,000 armed men above the law into an emergency situation, this might not be such a big deal. But they do. And they are highly intent on locating themselves in particular places. And the Bush Admin will protect them. These are facts.

The questions that Wolf asks are very real questions about the rationale for the permanence of the efforts of the Bush Administration. Torture is happening now and is not make believe. Blackwater is real. The non-US area of LAX is real. These are facts to notice.

Are we at the stage of 1934? I don't know. But when all the pieces are being put into place around you, you need to become aware -- at the least -- that they are there in place. That does involve a fearful situation, but unlike those claiming to know that nukes are going to go off, or false flags are going to happen tomorrow, this article and the dots to connect are merely that -- a request to notice, to learn, to think and to pressure congress.

What I do know is that you don't adopt the language of Nazi Germany because you couldn't think of your own names.

"Instead, think about the use of the word "Homeland" to describe the United States. The estimate repeats the term 11 times in its meager two pages of "key findings". That repetitions signals more than anything that this report is a document crafted for political purposes by an apparatus with a dangerous world view or at least by an apparatus headed by folks who hunger for a conflict."

Whether those in power are "an apparatus with a dangerous world view" or merely "folks who hunger for a conflict," the actual facts of the level of power they are putting into the hands of private groups like Blackwater creates a very dangerous situation.

"Because Americans like me were born in freedom, we have a hard time even considering that it is possible for us to become as unfree - domestically - as many other nations. Because we no longer learn much about our rights or our system of government - the task of being aware of the constitution has been outsourced from citizens' ownership to being the domain of professionals such as lawyers and professors - we scarcely recognise the checks and balances that the founders put in place, even as they are being systematically dismantled. Because we don't learn much about European history, the setting up of a department of "homeland" security - remember who else was keen on the word "homeland" - didn't raise the alarm bells it might have.",,2064157,00.html

You are the "disinformation agent" labeler

(although you do seem to like to refer to them as "troublemakers")

So you're telling me that the two examples given in the referenced post are invalid? You conveniently did not reply to them.

That Naomi Wolf was perfectly correct in what she said regarding just those two examples? (out of the many erroneous examples in that one clip) That her mixing fact with fiction, reality with fantasy, truth with skewed, spun, half-truths and untruths is "okay". That those two examples are not so obvious and self-evident that they are as close to an absolute as you can get? (there is very little wiggle room here)

quote: "Like claiming the Florida State student tazer event (which was completely valid by almost any reasonable definition) was some "defining moment" in her suggestion that "the end is near" and comparing it to Nazi Germany. And the same thing where people at an airport were requested to taste baby formula and mother's milk (or optionally dump it) when that ridiculous "liquid's scare" occurred, and she actually claimed that they were forced to do it at gun point, and then also comparing that to Nazi Germany Blackshirts and Mussolini Brownshirts forcing people to drink laxatives and other "nasty liquids" at gunpoint, as just a couple of examples."

When people mix truth and lies, reality and fantasy, facts and fiction, that is a red flag that something is not right. Oftentimes they are labeled with the "disinformation agent" and similar terms (by you and people like you). I don't know if she is that, or just "not very bright", but she isn't stupid, so one then has to wonder why she is saying and writing the things she is.

So exactly why are you giving Naomi Wolf a free ride here? Why is she so special? Because she is saying stuff that falls into and supports your current "world view"? Because it's what you want to hear?

If you seriously do not see what is wrong here, then you are even farther gone than I think you are.

This isn't rocket science or brain surgery. It's simple critical thinking skills. Which can be fairly easily overturned by emotional and other psychological factors. (if you let them, or are in a state where you are having trouble preventing them from causing undue negative influence)

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief, Analyst, Correspondent, Principle Investigator, Forensic 9/11ologist

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. — Abraham Lincoln

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny. — Robert Heinlein