It's not civil disobedience, but corporate disobedience -- upsetting the corporate control paradigm -- that just plain flips out the media oligarchs and their loyal proxies.
"It's not a debate. It's a debate between us. You're in the audience. Audience comes from the Latin, 'to listen'."
--Bill Maher, (confronted by WeAreChange LA regarding his 9/11 censorship
The most powerful weapon the corporate state has is editorial control. The information clampdown is total, on certain topics. No "debate" is allowed, and opposition voices are not permitted to appear despite the validity of their case, or the amount and quality of evidence they can provide. Opposition is routinely written out of history, and it is demonized when it refuses to remain silent.
The Bill Maher case is enlightening, because he not only has taken a position on specific 9/11 issues (the official position), he has also viciously attacked skeptics as somehow mentally inferior, and in need of "Paxil." This as he hosts a debate show that adamantly refuses to debate these topics at all, even as 1/3rd of Americans disagree with Maher's overall view about the attacks [Scripps Poll, July 2006]. One hundred million Americans get no place and no representation at Maher's debate table (while they are slandered without recourse).
IT GETS WORSEMaher's violent response, and the thunderous applause for his belligerence:
"...or do I have to kick this guy's ass outta here? Would you get the fuck out of my building? Out! Out! Out!"
"I'll kick your ass outta here too!"
Maher's display of hostility, rushing into the audience shouting about "kicking" "ass", set the stage for the brutalization of the first man who spoke up. The protestor has told of his physical assault by members of Maher's staff. This does not seem surprising, and yet it seems to be a form of terrorism in and of itself, with the purpose of scaring away potential copycats-
"Once outside the show, on an outdoor balcony, near the ledge, he was taken to the ground roughly. He was handcuffed. Someone put a knee in his back to hold him down. He said they twisted him like a pretzel. It is fortunate he did not have serious injuries." [Inside the Bill Maher "rendition"]
One of Maher's loyal goons then proceeded to taunt
the protestor, while he was restrained on the ground-
"This man talked to him on the ground. Told him that he would be in jail all weekend. Told him that some black guy was going to f---- him. Told him the cell will smell like piss."
What was this protestor's crime? Upsetting the corporate
control paradigm. When the machine grinds to a halt, heads must roll.
This was what Maher himself suggested-
"How come I don't fire my audience department is really the question that is running through my mind right now."
Maher played ignorant, hoping his security staff would
solve the problem, until it became apparent that there were more demonstrators
still in the auditorium. Then he addressed one point-
"Yeah and you are a nut case, building 7."
Again, there is no debate permitted, and there will not be. It doesn't matter that the government's own investigation has still not been able to explain the "collapse" of building WTC7, six years after the event. We are presumed insane if we dare to question their non-explanation of the matter [NIST: "We are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse." .pdf].
IT GETS WAY WORSE
If Maher exposes himself as ignorant, a bully, and a loyal censor for his corporate masters, we may have some gains here.
However, the attack machines have been fired up across the reich wing media.
CNN's answer to Genghis Khan, Glenn Beck, has turned
those several people disagreeing and shouting (during corporate production)
into "Timothy McVeigh." Beck's website, unbelievably part of CNN, says:
"Bill Maher's nasty spat with some 9/11 conspiracy nut jobs was a nuisance on live TV, but are these conspiracy theorists a menace to society? You bet they are."
Beck's inspiration seems to be this blogger:
"...the 9/11 conspiracy fanatics might themselves turn to violent terrorism to get the attention they so desperately crave. It's easy to laugh at the conspiracists, but it's a grim truth that someone protesting Bill Maher this week might be the next Timothy MacVeigh or Ted Kasinski a few frustrated and ignored years down the road."[Conspiracy Fanatics Invade Bill Maher]
Let's get a little perspective here.
The Bush regime allowed the 9/11 attacks, at a bare minimum, by doing nothing whatsoever to stop them, and they pretended such an attack scenario had never occured to any of them before (a demonstrable lie). This was not just terrorism, but the highest treason against civilians and rescue workers in NY and elsewhere.The Bush regime was then allowed to cover it up, and to make classified anything they thought might be incriminating. They staffed and sabotaged the "investigation", and they basically got away with mass murder. But that was just Act 1. We're going on Act 4 pretty soon around here ("Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran.")
With a body count upwards of 1 million civilians (don't look), and a rap sheet too long to bother reading, the corporate press feels confident that the real problem are the handful of protestors who disrupt corporate infotainment as usual.They have the gall to call us "insane" and future "terrorists," while completely refusing to air any of the damning evidence we have compiled (mostly from their own corporate reportage, long since buried).
They are not allowed to upset the cover up. All they
are allowed to do is turn "journalism" on its head, and morph themselves
into forked-tongued propagandists.
Worst of the Worst
Buffoon Bill O'Reilly, who's own behavior was famously to shout down his own guests by yelling, "Shut up!" and cutting their microphone feeds, has of course weighed in on the Maher incident-
"Now let me make a prediction here. Driven by crazy websites, the far left in this country is so out-of-control that somebody's going to get hurt. No American has a right to intrude on church services, television programs, or any other private gathering. If authorities don't wise up fast, bad things are going to happen. Wait and see."
Note to O'Reilly: 9/11 isn't a "far left" issue. Numerous people on the right, and plenty more in the center (1/3rd of Americans) do not trust the government -- or you for that matter -- to tell us the truth about these events.
O'Reilly's call for "authorities" to crack down on people exercising their first amendment rights is not surprising. That is classic fascist rhetoric. Free speech does not end once you step onto private property, and the government cannot criminalize talking.
O'Reilly's ominous and cryptic threat, "bad things are going to happen" is to be taken seriously. As part of the demonization process, the 9/11 Truth Movement is vulnerable to agents provocateurs who pretend to be on our side, yet are not. This infiltration and demonization formula is old hat in the US.
COINTELPRO by FBI was actively breaking laws and trying to incite violence in the 1960's anti war movement, and in the black civil rights movement, and in the American Indian movement, and in pretty much any other people's movement that challenges unquestioned state power.
It's no coincidence that masked "Black Bloc" protestors smashed McDonald's and bank windows in the Seattle protests, and that they were clearly allowed to do so by police at the scene. This was likely a provocateur action, designed to generate global negative press in defense of the corporate right to exist. ["This is what Democracy looks like."]
That window smashing displaced thousands of other stories of the event, and helped demonize the activists and to negate their message. State provocateurs have been witnessed in Genoa, Germany, Australia, and elsewhere. Recently in Ottawa, Canada several undercover agents wielding rocks attempted to start a riot.
As far as FOX "News" goes on misreporting 9/11, we
have some new
evidence from some former Fox employees:
FOX NEWS MEMO: "The so-called 9/11 Commission has already been meeting. In fact, this is its eighth session. The fact that former Clinton and both former and current Bush administration officials are testifying gives it a certain tension, but this is not 'what did he know and when did he know it' stuff. Don't turn this into Watergate."
[Employees Expose FOX NEWS Distortions]
Orders straight from hte top. No discussion, no debate. "Don't turn this into Watergate."
Why on earth not?
TUCKER CARLSON / NBC
Some propagandists are more pathetic than others. You can see what I mean.
Arms merchant General Electric (NBC) and their mouthpiece Carlson, ask "What explains the persistence of these conspiracy theories?"
They then hold a moronic controlled discussion that
does not examine one single solitary fact about 9/11. The entire discussion
consists of the (apparently) uninformed opinions of the invited gatekeepers.
Truly some fake journalism here, and I expect a lot of people to see
right through it.
What we have here is conditioning reinforcement. People who already disbelieve that the US government commits terrorism get their bellies rubbed. No investigation of any evidence is permitted. This pattern is being repeated so often now, that I expect the population to be quickly tired of being patronized.If they're so right about September 11th, why the need to censor all opposing voices?
Tucker Carlson -- feigning both ignorance and disgust
-- makes some admissions-
"No one ever talks about it in the mainstream press by the way. (...) We [the media] are hiding. Here's what we're hiding. We're hiding the fact that hundreds of thous-- millions of people -- many millions apparently believe this. (...) Do I believe people are stupid? Sure. (...) This is why we never do this topic on the show because it just upsets me too much. I don't want to know these kinds of facts about America."
Psychobabble is permitted. Documented evidence and facts are not.
Carlson is then forced to admit that his news director is Matt Drudge, who was "outed" elsewhere. Lots of credibility over in Tucker's fantasy land.
Comedian Jon Stewart can have the parting shot on Tucker Carlson:
Carlson's Crossfire show was cancelled shortly after that comment aired.
"Stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America."
AND JON STEWART?
Not a peep on The Daily Show from any, any of the authoritative authors in the 9/11 Truth Movement. Sin of omission.
Lest we forget that Jon Stewart has allowed a rogue's gallery of war criminals and psychopaths to peddle their books on his show: Ari Fleischer, John Ashcroft, Colin Powell, Andrew Card, Scott McClellan, Richard Perle, Henry Kissinger, John Bolton, John McCain, Madeleine Albright, Christine Whitman, Joseph Lieberman, Zell Miller, former MOSSAD and CIA directors, Bill O'Reilly, and recently Dick Cheney's wife.
Not one 9/11 skeptic on The Daily Show? Where's that memo?