Immediately after we saw the new nuke-and-porn-you or feel-you-up policy of the TSA under the Obama/Napolitano DHS, we published “Airline Flight, Nude Scanning, Groping, Terrorism & Operant Conditioning.” It identified this unnecessary and constitutionally unwarranted practice as a classic B.F. Skinner-style operation of “behavior modification” on the People of the United States of America.
But much more deeply than the control of outward behavior, it casts a spell over us, to break down our internal sense of popular sovereignty and to make us believe on a subliminal level that we are subject to government. Effectively, we prove that point to ourselves by obeying and being sharply humiliated, or by acceding our freedom to travel by air.
Doug Book of the Coach is Right blog has now delineated further psyops and commando ops which condition both the practitioner and the populace in the art of Marxist/fascist authoritarianism. Administratively, they are further steps taken in the nationalizing and militarizing of our police forces.
We excerpt but suggest the entire article, “Napolitano’s V.I.P.R. Vows to ‘Dominate, Intimidate, and Control’ the American People.”
It is the TSA’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response task force — or VIPR. Organized into mobile swat teams, VIPR has executed some 8,000 highly public searches in the past 12 months.
And what meaningful operations they have been.
In a Georgia Amtrac station, VIPR personnel “patted down”all travelers, children and adults, both entering AND LEAVING the station.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, teams of VIPR agents were assigned to conduct searches at a high school prom.
In Texas,agents thoroughly “…searched all private and commercial vehicles entering and exiting… ”the port of Brownsville. EACH AND EVERY VEHICLE was searched even though the task force was not responding to any known or reported threat!
In April, VIPR staged a raid at a Tampa bus station. Once again, the teams were not responding to any particular threat. Rather, Homeland Security official Gary Milano said the purpose of the exercise was to “…invent the wheel in advance, in case we have to, if there is ever specific intelligence requiring us to be here.”
And two months later, VIPR targeted 5,000 square miles bordering West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Four hundred agents representing 70 federal agencies appeared in Black Hawk helicopters, small planes and Coast Guard craft. Once again this was a “training exercise.” As usual, no threat had been suspected or reported. TSA official Michael Cleveland stated, “…the purpose of the exercise was to have a visible presence and let people know we’re out here. IT CAN BE A DETERRENT.”
But who is being deterred, intimidated and threatened by these unnecessary shows of force — certainly not terrorists.
“Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government… Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart,” said Justice Robert Jackson, the chief US prosecutor at Nuremberg.
The American people are being systematically subjected to,and desensitized to,warrantless searches and the most egregious and unnecessary forms of personal humiliation by an organization whose raison d’etre is inscribed at the TSA Air Marshall Training Center: DOMINATE, INTIMIDATE, CONTROL. And the more often this is done, the more “reasonable” it will seem. Routine? Acceptable? Like 10% unemployment, government harassment will become the “new norm.” After all, it is for our own good!
Surely by now, lawsuits against the DHS’ unreasonable searches and seizures can be compiled. Anyone besides Jesse Ventura?
And by now there should be a headcount in Congress, of those who are interested in carrying out their Oath of Office, by upholding the U.S. Constitution in this grave matter. Mr. Book suggests we communicate with them by means of contactingthecongress.org. That is necessary, but we must also set about replacing most of them, with haste.
We suggest putting all office holders and candidates to the test with the three Sovereignty Now questions, drafted in 2010.
On the morning of Friday, June 15, the District of Columbia Circuit Court ruled the scan or grope alternative via executive fiat is constitutional. One expects this to go to the Supreme Court, but the matter was treated by the district court as if there was not much to decide. Further information may be found:
h/t: Nachum, robowombat in FR