More than six years before 9/11, the Israel lobby drafted the original Patriot Act
The Passionate Attachment
December 6, 2013
Police State Smear Merchants at Work Again
Michael Collins Piper
(...) The ADL is known to have played a part in crafting the infamous “Patriot” Act and, like the SPLC, has been responsible for causing good people in law enforcement at all levels to be suspicious of law-abiding patriots in America. And that is not a good thing.
The ADL and SPLC are part of a growing police-state apparatus aimed at those in America who dare to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of speech, religion and assembly — the foundation of our First Amendment that the ADL and SPLC find so dangerous.#
ZIONISTS STIFLE FREE SPEECH
Israel-First Groups Working Overtime To Sabotage First Amendment Rights
Michael Collins Piper
(...) This record of ADL pressure politics is a warning to all Americans. But the ADL’s attack on the First Amendment is just the beginning. For years the ADL has worked to dislodge the Second Amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms. And in the wake of 9/11, the ADL was a prime mover behind the Patriot Act, a measure running roughshod over numerous Bill of Rights protections in the name of “fighting terrorism” and enforcing “homeland security.”
All of this is part of a much bigger plan to diminish American sovereignty to advance the goal of an ancient dream of global domination some call the NWO. (...)
The War on Political Freedom
Feds Prepare to Wage All-Out War on Domestic Dissidents, So-Called Extremists; Former FBI Agent Claims Even ‘Grumpy Old Geezers’ Could Be Threat to AmericaMichael Collins Piper
(...) That first ADL-sponsored conspiracy against freedom of speech has, of course, been egregiously surpassed by the now-infamous Patriot Act, which, even as this is written, the Bush administration — with the support of the ADL — is trying to expand. This comes at the time when the Bush administration is declaring its new war on “violent extremism” and a former FBI agent has come forth asserting the need to fight what he sees as a “conspiracy” among political dissidents to stir up violence.
Do not be surprised to find a growing media focus on “violence by extremists in America” calling for American law enforcement to be more vigilant in dealing with those deemed to be “out of the mainstream” and therefore potentially violent.
In light of all this, it’s no coincidence, for example, that the ADL maintains what it calls a “Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network.” (...)
Obviously, as a former FBI agent detailed to infiltrating “extremist” groups, German was certainly working closely — during his many years in the field — with the ADL, which has long had an intimate relationship with the FBI Their connection goes back to the years prior to World War II when the ADL was a prime instigator of the infamous “Great Sedition Trial” of patriotic Americans whose only crime was to stand in opposition to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s drive to commit the United States to war against the Axis powers.
The Bush administration is moving toward a fight against “violent extremism” at a time when the ADL and other pro-Israel lobby groups are making the claim that American critics of Israel are lending moral aid and support to Islamic extremists by making statements critical of Israel. So, it appears as though German’s commentary in The Washington Post is nothing less than a proverbial trial balloon, setting the stage for future endeavors to destroy political dissidents in America who dare to criticize the global war-mongering and pro-Israel extremism of the so-called “high priests of war” who dominate policymaking in the Bush administration. #
Collaboration étroite entre l'ADL et le FBI:
The Anti-Defamation League and the FBI
Le Général John Ashcroft vante les bienfaits du Patriot Act lors d'un souper du 90e anniversaire de l'ADL.
November 19, 2004/Kislev 6 5765, Vol. 57, No. 12
ADL focuses on Bush's second term
DEBRA MORTON GELBART
Special to Jewish News
Renewal of the Patriot Act and U.S. policy toward Europe and the Middle East are two of the top concerns of the Anti-Defamation League as President Bush begins his second term and the new session of Congress gets underway.
"One of the issues that's particularly important to us as we look toward the 109th Congress is the Patriot Act," said Jess Hordes, the ADL's director of government and national affairs, who spoke to a group of ADL members and supporters in Scottsdale on Nov. 15. "We as a community have a real interest and an expertise in terrorism legislation," he said, noting the Jewish community understands the dangers of government abuse but also has been targeted by terrorists. "We understand the impotance of balancing two frequently competing interests: national security and (protecting our) civil liberties," he said.(...)
Hordes said a modern turning point in Europe's and the world's perceptions of Israel and Jews occurred at an international human rights conference in Durban, South Africa, during the week before the 9/11 attacks. Ironically titled "World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance," the meeting was a "hate-fest against Jews," he said.
Its impact was overshadowed by the events of 9/11 just four days after the conference adjourned, Hordes said, but what happened at the conference was significant. "The Jewish participants were isolated, derided and physically abused on occasion," he said. "There were a lot of nongovernmental organizations that (Jews) have supported that not only sat silently; some of them actually participated in resolutions that demonized the Jewish people (and) Israel. "
The conference came at a time when the intifada was growing and European reaction was "just abhorrent," he said. "More and more voices in Europe were questioning Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. Who would have thought that 50 years after the Holocaust we would be spending the amount of time we spend trying to persuade people that this is a problem (they) need to pay attention to?"(...)
Conspiracy Against Freedom:A Documentation of One Campaign of the Anti-Defamation League Against Freedom of Speech and Thought in America, by Liberty Lobby
VIDEO - The Dark Side of the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai Brith
VIDEO - PressTV 'Patriot Act strangles free speech'
L’Occident contre « l’antisémitisme » : une idéologie de guerre
À lire absolument: The Judas Goats - The Enemy Within, par Michael Collins Piper, sur l'infiltration et la subversion sioniste du mouvement nationaliste américain
Sur ce blog:
Des néocons pour l'extension du Patriot Act
Le récent scandale d'espionnage par des compagnies de sécurité israéliennes en Pennsylvanie n'est que la pointe de l'iceberg...
Cela doit rester ainsi
Sommes-nous tous sous surveillance?
Gare au nouveau projet de loi de l'ADL contre le "cyberharcèlement"
États-Unis: bientôt des lois criminalisant la dissidence et la "haine"?
Oklahoma City: la connexion israélienne (ADL) serait plus significative qu'on ne le croit
Parce qu'on ne dénoncera jamais assez cette ligue de diffamation...
Le vrai "parrain" s'appelle Bronfman (ADL)
La ligue de diffamation "couvrirait les malversations de l'élite financière"
Les dessous de l'empire Rothschild, les nouveaux pharisiens. Entrevue avec Michael Collins Piper
Secrets du Mossad, par Victor Ostrovsky
L'ennemi intérieur ("The Judas Goats"; the ADL & Zionist Infiltration of the Patriots)
The Anti-Defamation League:
Both a Foreign Lobby for Israel
and a Private Spy Agency
For The Enemy Within
But the ADL’s role as a foreign agent for Israel—a role that evolved after the founding of the state of Israel in 1948—is one that must be thoroughly analyzed in order to fully understand the immense power that the ADL has accumulated in shaping both foreign and domestic policy in America.
That a tool of a foreign government has achieved such influence upon (and literally within) such American law enforcement agencies as the FBI,for one example, is a remarkable and frightening fact indeed.
It was in June of 1981 that Liberty Lobby issued its comprehensive White Paper on the Anti-Defamation League [ADL] of B’nai B’rith.The white paper was issued with the express purpose of bringing to light facts that would force the ADL to register with the U.S. Justice Department as an agent of the government of Israel.
By refusing to register with the Justice Department, the ADL was—and is, to this day—violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, which requires the registration of all foreign agents.
According to an admission by the Justice Department after it reviewed the white paper, Liberty Lobby had, in fact, “establishe[d] a mutuality of interests between the ADL and the government of Israel.”
This admission by the Justice Department came in response to a congressional inquiry into the status of the ADL, an inquiry launched following a letter from members of Liberty Lobby who urged Congress to investigate the ADL's status as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.
The Justice Department told the concerned congressman that “if sufficient evidence is developed from this or other sources to establish a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act” the department guaranteed it would initiate enforcement action against the ADL.
The Justice Department said that evidence of a “contractual” relationship between the ADL and the government of Israel is necessary before any “appropriate action” can be taken. This Justice Department claim was not true. In fact, it contradicted federal law.
According to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), any organization acting as an agent of a foreign power,“whether or not pursuant to contractual relationship,” is a “foreign agent” as defined by the act. Section 1, Subsection (c) of the act defines an agent of a foreign government as:
(1) Any person who acts as an agent, representative, employee or servant, or any person who acts in any other capacity at the order, request, or under the direction or control, of a foreign principal or of a person any of whose activities are directly or indirectly supervised directed, controlled, financed or subsidized in whole or in major part by a foreign principal, and who directly or through any other person–In every sense, the ADL carries out each of the actions of a foreign agent as defined in the FARA. In fact, a proposed amendment to the act, passed by the Senate in 1964, restated the provision of the original 1938 law, which declared that an agency relationship exists “where the agent acts other than pursuant to contractual agreement, or merely holds himself out as an agent of a foreign principal.”
(i) Engages within the U.S. in political activities for or in the interests of such foreign principal:
(ii) Acts within the U.S. as a public relations counsel, publicity agent, information-service employee or political consultant for or in the interests of such foreign principal;
(iii) Within the U.S. solicits, collects, disburses, or dispenses contributions, loans, money, or other things of value for or in the interests of such foreign principal: or
(iv) Within the U.S. represents the interests of such foreign principal before any agency or official of the government of the U.S.; and
(2) Any person who agrees, consents, assumes or purports to act as, or who is or holds himself out to be, whether or not pursuant to contractual relationship, an agent of a foreign principal as defined in Clause (1) of this subsection.
Again, the law flies in the face of Justice Department claims to the contrary; By merely holding itself out as a representative of the government of Israel, the ADL establishes itself as an agent of a foreign power—and should thus be registered with the Justice Department.
In response to a request by a citizen that the ADL be investigated by the Justice Department, the department again rushed to the defense of the ADL, claiming that the ADL is exempt from registration as a foreign agent because the ADL is not acting “at the order, request, or under the direction . . . of a foreign principal.”
The department said “Specifically, without proof that the ADL is operating at the request or under the direction or control of that government [Israel], no obligation to register under the [Foreign Agents Registration] Act arises.”
Despite all this, the Justice Department knows quite well that the ADL is an agent of the government of Israel and that its operations are illegal by reason of its unregistered status.
This was not just a biased conclusion on the part of Liberty Lobby, but the opinion of a high-ranking Justice Department official who met with representatives of Liberty Lobby.
During one of the many private sessions that Liberty Lobby held with Justice Department officials, one department counselor asked, “Why is Liberty Lobby so concerned about all of this?” Liberty Lobby’s spokesman responded, “Because it’s against the law” (referring, of course, to the ADL’s activities).The Justice Department official replied, “Everybody knows that.”
That, of course, was not the official Justice Department position, but it certainly was the opinion of one influential and knowledgeable Justice Department official speaking off the record (and therefore safe from ADL reprisals).
What follows is an annotated series of quotations from ADL sources and materials that illustrate, beyond question, that the ADL does function (by definition of existing federal law) as a foreign agent of the government of Israel.
Thus, because the ADL does indeed function in this capacity, and because it is unregistered with the Justice Department, it is in violation of U.S. federal law.
• In the December,1973 issue of the “ADL Bulletin,”celebrating the ADL’s 60th anniversary, the pressure group announced its plan to a launch “a nationwide educational campaign in behalf of Israel’s survival as a secure, free state and to counter anti-Semitic reaction in this country to problems emanating from the Arab-Israeli conflict.”(Here, the ADL “holds [itself] out to be . . . an agent of a foreign principal,” as defined in the Foreign Agents Registration Act.)
• In the minutes of the January, 1969 plenary session of the B’nai B’rith International Council can be found evidence of a public request by the government of Israel that the ADL work on its behalf.The president of B’nai B’rith (of which the ADL is the key political arm) declared that Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban had stated that Israel’s public relations budget was so little that Israel needed assistance from outside sources. Said the B’nai B’rith president:“He [Eban] implored [the ADL] to emphasize his need for funds so that Israel’s position may be accurately interpreted throughout the world.”The ADL, of course, responded wholeheartedly to Eban’s request.
• In a “confidential” report, dated May 15, 1978, the ADL provided an inside look at how the ADL has not only lobbied publicly on behalf of Israel, but how the group has also represented Israel’s interests in Washington at the direction of the government of Israel itself.The report detailed various aspects of a series of meetings between ADL officials and Israeli government leaders.These meetings culminated in the ADL representatives returning to the United States and carrying the Israeli message directly to President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale and other top administration officials.The ADL concluded the report by bragging that its “suggestions” to the U.S. government must have “borne fruit”in view of the subsequent actions taken by the United States in favor of Israeli interests. (Here, alone, is the ultimate proof that the ADL is working “at the order, request, or under the direction or control of a foreign principal.”Therefore, the ADL is, by definition, a foreign agent—but one which remains unregistered, contrary to the law.
• In the December, 1976 issue of the “ADL Bulletin,” Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon was quoted as having told an ADL reception (in speaking of the ADL and its relationship to Israel), “We are one, and thanks to our oneness,we shall win the battle for peace.”
In the same bulletin, President Ephraim Katzir of Israel is quoted as saying;“ADL protects Israel. It is a most noble task,which you know how to do and do well.” Further, Avraham Harmon, president of Israel’s Hebrew University, was quoted by the ADL as having said accurately enough, that the ADL “performs better” than any other organization on behalf of Israel.
It was also revealed in this bulletin that the ADL had been responsible for a series of radio and TV programs entitled “Dateline Israel,” narrated by the ADL’s own Arnold Forster. This series is produced by the ADL in Israel and is designed to spread "a positive image of Jews and understanding of Jewish concerns, particularly Israel.“
• In the November, 1977 issue of the “ADL Bulletin,” the ADL announced the opening of a branch office in Jerusalem. According to the ADL:“The Jerusalem office was established to achieve better understanding between the American Jewish community and the Israeli public and to assist ADL’s Middle Eastern Affairs Department and 26 regional offices in the U.S. in interpreting Israel’s policies, problems, and needs.”
• Postal service records as far back as June 26 and July 20, l967 indicated upon examination that the ADL has mailed out official Israeli propaganda publications. invoking the ADL’s “non-profit” status in order to utilize U.S. tax-subsidized bulk mailing services. (If the ADL were to register as a foreign agent, it would not have this tax-exempt status.)
• The ADL and its parent organization,B’nai B’rith,have also played a major role in channeling funds to the government of Israel. According to a memorandum to the board of governors of B’nai B’rith from Maurice Bisgyer, executive vice president of B’nai B’rith, a total of $425,000 was allocated to Israel by B’nai B’rith.
What is significant about this sum is that it came from the German government in the form of reparations payments meant for Jewish survivors of the so-called holocaust. B’nai B’rith, apparently, had already decided that it would be the channel through which German reparations payments would be directed, and in coming years began to recognize the ramifications of this action:The ADL and B’nai B’rith were obviously violating not only the Foreign Agents Registration Act, but most likely, U.S. tax laws as well.
In a confidential letter to Joseph Sklover of B’nai B’rith, Benjamin Ferenz, an attorney associated with the ADL, declared:“I have been giving further thought to the matter [of reparations] and now feel that we might be able to persuade the Germans to give preferential status to B’nai B’rith without first going directly to the U.S. treasury.”
In effect, the ADL sought to establish itself as an international government, lobbying with German officials, avoiding U.S. laws, collecting and distributing funds to Israel, and assisting in the effort to prop up the aggressive Middle Eastern state.
This evidence of ADL maneuvering marks the ADL quite clearly as a foreign agent of Israel, nominally tied to the United States, but in reality concerned with the interests of Israel, and of Israel alone.
• Lastly, the ADL admitted publicly in its bulletin that the ADL “has become sole American distributor of general interest films produced by Israel Film Service.” (Here was indisputable proof that the ADL had established a de jure agency relationship with the government of Israel, thereby fulfilling even the requirements that the U.S. Justice Department says need to be proved before the department could investigate Liberty Lobby’s charges against the ADL. Here was the contractual relationship the department was “unable” to find.)
Remember, all of this information is not taken from "anti-Semitic" or "anti-Israel" sources (as the ADL might try to contend) but from publications of the ADL itself.
Not only is the ADL holding itself out as an agent of Israeli government, at Israel’s direction and on Israel’s behalf, soliciting funds, spreading propaganda and lobbying at the highest levels of our government, but it is also involved in a direct agency relationship with the growing Middle Eastern state.
The ADL is an agent of a foreign government.There can be no disputing this fact. It is a fact, as we have seen, that even the U.S. Justice Department recognizes. Still, the Justice Department refused to act, then or now. Instead, the Justice Department—and, in particular, the FBI—forged an almost incestuous relationship with this foreign agent, allowing the ADL to literally direct the FBI’s internal operations in targeting patriotic Americans for “special treatment.”
However, in the closing days of the year 1992, a remarkable thing happened: the ADL itself came under investigation by a local law enforcement agency working in tandem with the FBI itself. And this is an amazing story we will review in some detail in the chapters ahead.
The Past, Present and Future Agenda of The Enemy Within:
Declaring American Patriots to be
the “Real” Enemy Within
The former FBI agent contended that what he called the American “extremist” groups are a breeding ground for violence and therefore need to be dealt with essentially as a criminal conspiracy.“Behind the Lone Terrorist, a Pack Mentality” read the headline on German’s commentary.
German made it clear that the “domestic terrorist” groups that he says need special treatment are a diverse group. The former FBI undercover operative pulled no punches in declaring that those whom he perceives to be America’s potential terrorists are not just those who might “look” like terrorists. German wrote:
They don't always call themselves the KKK or the militia; they sometimes use benign names that mask their true nature.They might wear Nazi symbols right on their sleeves, but they might not.They could be just a couple of grumpy old geezers who meet for coffee at a local cafe, or a few young punks looking for trouble, or even one guy sitting in his basement chatting on neo-Nazi Web sites. But they are all part of an underground extremist community.However, said German,“every once in a while, a follower of these movements bursts violently into our world, with deadly consequences.
He cited a number of individuals who committed violent crimes who had, in media jargon, been “linked” to a variety of so-called “extremist” groups.And while there are undoubtedly many organizations that might well be considered “extremist,” German does not lay down the lines of demarcation as to what constitutes “extremism” versus presumably respectable expressions of freedom of speech.Here’s where it gets quite interesting and even more disturbing. German asserted that:
The fact that these individuals, after being exposed to extremist ideology, each committed violent acts might lead a reasonable person to suspect the existence of a wider conspiracy.In other words, German was suggesting, any time an individual who has been “linked” to an “extremist” group may commit a crime, it is not beyond logic to suspect that the group or its leaders actually instigated the crime; effectively, that Constitutionally-protected expressions of free expression by an individual or group which might have somehow influenced another party to carry out a violent act, must therefore be addressed. In short: that it’s time to start cracking down on those who are found guilty not of a crime, but only of “extremism,” however defined. It’s a conspiracy by the extremists,according to German, and he added that, “to close our eyes to this conspiracy is to deny reality. It's a matter of connecting the dots.”
Imagine a very smart leader of an extremist movement, one who understands the First Amendment and criminal conspiracy laws, telling his followers not to depend on specific instructions.
He might tell them to divorce themselves from the group before they commit a violent act; to act individually or in small groups so that others in the movement could avoid criminal liability.This methodology creates a win-win situation for the extremist leader -- the violent goals of the group are met without the legal consequences.
Claiming that “Neo-Nazi ideology is also a leading influence in rising school violence”—quite a stretch of the truth, and one which ignores the increasing use of psychiatric drugs in treating school kids, which often leads to depression and violence— German cited only two cases, the only two cases (out of many) that are even vaguely linked to “neo-Nazi” ideology.
The first instance German cited was the tragic school shooting in Minnesota where a young American Indian,who evidently was an admirer of Adolf Hitler, killed several people and then himself.
German also hypes the claim that the Columbine High School shooting was inspired by a devotion to Hitler. However, what German fails to note is that one of the Columbine killers, Dylan Klebold,was the scion of a family prominent in the Jewish community in Columbus, Ohio and the other, Eric Harris, was also reportedly of at least partial Jewish descent. The two Jewish Columbine killers apparently were not interested in Hitler and Nazism from the standpoint of being admirers of the German leader and his ideology, but were rather, instead, fiercely anti-Nazi and had a chip on their shoulders about “the Holocaust” and viewed their attack on their non-Jewish schoolmates (including African-Americans) as a way of “getting back” at non-Jews.
All of this, of course, has been kept carefully under wraps by the media, which prefers to suggest that the two psychotic Jewish murderers were, intead, anti-Jewish extremists and admirers of Hitler!
In addition, it should be noted that a prominent psychiatrist, Dr. Robert John, strongly believes, based on his own study, a theme that another educator, Dr. Philip Glidden, echoed in his own book, Trading on Guilt: Holocaust Education in the Public Schools; namely, that “Holocaust studies” in the public schools are contributing to violence among young people by desensitizing them to violence through the constant display of images of violence. This alone should be reason to outlaw the teaching of Holocaust studies in the public schools.
In any case, German flatly asserted that “by providing both the motive and method for violence,” these leaders [of “extremist” groups] who have supposedly “devised a method of masking their influence” are therefore “part of the conspiracy” to commit acts of violence. He said that “Their cynical reliance on First Amendment rights, which they would not grant others, does not negate their role.”
German concluded: “Lone extremists pose a challenge for law enforcement because they are difficult to predict. It's like searching every haystack for a needle. Perhaps we'd have better luck if we paid more attention to the needle factories.”
What made German’s message so chilling was that it has an eerie echo of long-standing claims by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai B’rith—which touts itself as a “watchdog” keeping an eye on “extremist” groups—that commentary to which the ADL objects constitutes “obscenity” and that such “obscenity” can lead to violence.
For example, in 1988 at Hofstra University in New York, the ADL conducted a three-day legal symposium entitled “Group Defamation and Freedom of Speech:The Relationship Between Language and Violence.”
The forum concluded with a rousing call for passage of a law to ban what was described as "hate literature” by so-called “extremists.”
The opinions expressed by the featured speakers advocating a ban on hate literature centered around two ideas:
• That words, written or spoken, in and of themselves, constitute violence. (For example, one need only call someone a “bad” name without threatening any physical action to perform an act of violence.)
• That words, written or spoken, take on a certain power that creates a reality for the target or victim of these words. (For example, by calling someone a “dirty rotten bum,” he will become one.)
In his opening remarks, Hofstra law professor Monroe Freedman said that trying to defend free speech while trying to protect minorities against those who “defame” them is a “paradox of Constitutional democracy.”
According to Freedman:
Group defamation can create a social climate that is receptive to and encourages hatred and oppression. If a minority group can be made to appear less than human, deserving of punishment, or a threat to the general community, oppression of that minority is a likely consequence.
We know also that language itself can hurt, that there are words that, by their very utterance, inflict injury . . .
When the message is violent, language can itself be violence.Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) spoke of the “psychic pain” inflicted by language. Another speaker, self-described “Holocaust survivor” Elie Wiesel, injected his opinion that those engaging in group defamation should be “fought” and “dealt with harshly.”
The conference featured a moot court argument of the winning submission of a competition among law students around the nation to write a model statute that could be used to prosecute those who engage in so-called “group defamation.” The first prize winner was a model statute defining group defamation as:
Any oral, written or symbolic speech, published with malice that debases, degrades or calls into question the loyalties, abilities or integrity of members of a group based on a characteristic that is allegedly common to the members of that group, or that by its very utterance inflicts injury upon members of a group, or that promotes animosity against a group.A “group”was defined as “an aggregation of people identified by a common race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or gender, or based upon heterosexuality or homosexuality.”
Under the proposed statute, an agency would be established to monitor acts of group defamation; assess the impact of any speech that defames a group; and counteract the actually and potentially adverse effects of that speech. That agency would also review all films and movies before they could be shown and, if deemed to be offensive, ban public viewing.
On November 2, 1995, then-Rep. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)—now a powerful U.S. Senator—joined with the aforementioned Congressman Conyers in promoting legislation of the character proposed at the ADL conference. The Schumer measure, H.R. 2580, was deceptively called “The Republican Form of Government Guarantee Act.”
A long-time ADL spokesman in Congress,Schumer proposed to outlaw discussion of what he called “baseless conspiracy theories regarding the government” that he said endangered public order. Already he was known as the leading congressional enemy of the Second Amendment and the rights of gun-owners, Schumer's new target—the First Amendment—would have been scrapped had the bill been passed Under the proposed legislation, Schumer wanted to set up a formal, official police state apparatus to silence and control government critics. The Washington-based Spotlight newspaper concluded that Schumer's proposal might have been the most dangerous police-state legislation ever introduced in an American Congress as of that time and promptly launched an effort to defeat the bill.Although the ADL pressed hard for the measure,public pressure stimulated by The Spotlight resulted in the ADL scheme being rejected, angering Schumer so much that he issued a mass mailing to supporters, crying angrily that The Spotlight had “targeted” him for destruction.
That first ADL-sponsored conspiracy against freedom of speech has, of course, been egregiously surpassed by the now-infamous Patriot Act, which, even as this is written, the Bush administration—with the support of the ADL—is trying to expand.
And this comes at precisely the time when the Bush administration is declaring its new war on “violent extremism” and a former FBI agent has come forth asserting the need to fight what he sees as a “conspiracy” among political dissidents to stir up violence.
Do not be surprised to find a growing media focus on “violence by extremists in America” calling for American law enforcement to be more vigilant in dealing with those deemed to be “out of the mainstream” and therefore potentially violent.
In light of all this, it’s no coincidence, for example, that the ADL maintains what it calls a “Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network” and that through this network the ADL cited the May 20-22, 2005 conference in New Orleans conducted by former State Representative David Duke of Louisiana as the type of “extremist” activity that needs to be monitored, this despite the fact that Duke firmly renounces violence and angry rhetoric and, in fact, always has.
But in the view of ex-FBI man Mike German, Duke and other leaders are simply sending out evil messages designed to insulate themselves and, at the same time, encourage violence.
Obviously, as a former FBI agent detailed to infiltrating “extremist” groups, Mike German was certainly working closely with the ADL during his many years in the field. so he echoes this alien propaganda line.
Now that the Bush administration has moved toward a fight against “violent extremism” at a time when the ADL and other pro-Israel lobby groups are making the claim that American critics of Israel are lending moral aid and support to Islamic extremists by making statements critical of Israel, it appears as though German’s commentary in The Washington Post was nothing less than a proverbial trial balloon.
The stage is being set for future endeavors to destroy political dissidents in America who dare to criticize the global war-mongering and pro-Israel extremism of the so-called “high priests of war” who dominate policy in the Bush administration and who fully intend to dominate policy in future administrations Republican and Democratic alike.
By Michael Collins Piper And Ken Hoop
The crackpots, so-called, or the agitators, are never intimidated by sedition trials. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
The people who are intimidated by sedition trials are the people who have not enough courage or enough indiscretion ever to say or do anything that would get them involved in a sedition trial. And it is mainly for the purpose of intimidating these more prudent citizens that sedition trials are held . . .
A government seeking to suppress certain dangerous ideas and tendencies and certain types of feared opposition will not, if its leaders are smart, indict men like Col. [Charles] Lindbergh or senators [Burton] Wheeler [D-Mont.], [Robert] Taft [R-Ohio] and Gerald Nye [R-N.D.], who did far more along the line of helping the Nazis by opposing Roosevelt’s foreign policy as charged against the defendants than any of the defendants.
The chances of conviction would be nil, and the cry of persecution would resound throughout the land.
It is the weak, obscure and indiscreet who are singled out by an astute politician for a legalized witch-hunt. The political purpose of intimidating the more cautious and respectable is best served in this country by picking for a trick indictment and a propaganda mass trial the most vulnerable rather than the most dangerous critics; the poorest rather than the richest; the least popular rather than the most popular; the least rather than the most important and influential.
This is the smart way to get at the more influential and the more dangerous. The latter see what is done to the less influential and less important, and they govern themselves accordingly. The chances of convicting the weaker are better than of convicting the stronger . . .”8
Under pressure from Jewish organizations, to judge from articles appearing in publications put out by Jews for Jews, the [indictment] . . . was drawn to include criticisms of Jews as “sedition.”
It appeared that a main purpose of the whole procedure, along with outlawing unfavorable comments on the administration, was to set a legal precedent of judicial interpretations and severe penalties which would serve to exempt Jews in America from all public mention except praise, in contrast to the traditional American viewpoint which holds that all who take part in public affairs must be ready to accept full free public discussion, either pro or con.15
“In a word,” commented Dennis, “the sedition trial as politics was smart. It was good politics.”16
I demanded, through the Freedom of Information Act, that the FBI turn over to me its investigation records of my activities during the early 1940s leading up to the Sedition Trial. I learned that the investigation had extended over several years and covered hundreds of pages . . . The FBI blocked out the names of those who had given information about me, much of it as false as anything could be. I was never given a chance to face these people and make them prove their accusations. Yet everything they said went into the investigation records.
Oddly enough, in a great many cases, it wasn’t the FBI that conducted the investigation, but the Anti-Defamation League, with the FBI merely receiving the reports of the ADL investigators. One can hard ly tell from the reports whether a given person was an FBI or an ADL agent. But at the time all this was so hush-hush that I didn’t even suspect the web-spinning going on around me. I hadn’t considered myself that important.17
The Jewish-owned Washington Post assisted in the detective work of the Justice Department from the beginning. Dillard Stokes, the [Post] columnist who was most conspicuous in his insider reporting of the sedition grand jury proceedings, actually became part of the Justice Department’s case against the isolationists when he wrote requests to numerous of the defendants to send their literature to him under an assumed name. It was this that allowed defendants to be brought from the farthest reaches of the country into the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C.19
In order to try us in Washington as a group, it was necessary to establish that a crime had been committed in the District of Columbia, thus giving jurisdiction to the federal courts there. So the grand jury, which was obviously con trolled by the prosecutor, charged us with the crime of sedition, and then established District of Columbia jurisdiction to try us on the grounds that a District of Columbia resident, “Jefferson Breem,” had received the allegedly seditious literature. Thus was the alleged “crime” committed in the capital. The defendants were charged with having conspired in the District of Columbia, despite the fact that I had never been in Washington in my life until ordered there by the grand jury.20
It later turned out that Rogge had been a good friend of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, was involved in numerous communist front groups, and had visited Russia, where he spoke in the Kremlin and laid a wreath at the grave of American Communist Party co-founder John Reed in Red Square. His wreath was inscribed: “In loving memory from grateful Americans.” . . . Rogge was an American delegate to a world communist “peace conference” in Paris and was a lawyer for many communists in trouble with the law. He was the attorney for David Greenglass, the atomic spy who saved his own life by turning state’s evidence against his sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg [who] went to the electric chair for turning over U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets. [Rogge] was thus eventually exposed for what he was. No wonder he was so fanatical in his hatred against the Sedition Trial defendants, all of whom were anti-communists.34
One of the reasons they dropped the indictment against Mady was precisely because they knew they were dealing with a very sharp lady with a great deal of brain power. A woman of the old school, Mady would never put herself in the forefront, but she knew how to use the strengths of the men around her. She also was a woman of some means—unlike most of the other defendants—and was a formidable opponent.
The government clearly decided that it was in their best interests to dismiss the case against her. There was no way they could ever make “Nazis” out of all of these defendants, whose only real “crime” was exposing Jewish pow er as long as Mady was on the dock with the rest of them.
The prosecutors knew quite well, although it was not widely known then nor is it widely known today, that it was Mady who had supplied Henry Ford virtually all of the information that Ford had published in his controversial series about Jewish power in The Dearborn Independent. With her wide-ranging, high-level connections, Mady was an encyclopedic storehouse of inside in formation about the power elite.
The last thing the prosecution wanted was for Mady to take the stand. By releasing her as a defendant, they eliminated, to them, what was a very frightening possibility.37
American isolationism was born with George Washington’s Farewell Address, not with anything the Nazis ever penned. As for “anti-Semitism,” it has flourished since the dawn of Jewish history. It is as old and widespread as the Jews . . . As for anti-communism, while it was one of Hitler’s two or three biggest ideas, it is in no way peculiar to Hitler or the Nazis, any more than anti-capitalism is peculiar to the Russian communists.44
After Hitler and Stalin concluded a treaty, American communists enthusiastically endorsed those of us who opposed getting into the European war between Germany and the British-French alliance. The communists even stomached the Jewish issue that some of us raised, and many Jewish communists, who wanted the United States to join the war against Hitler, left their party. All that changed overnight, however, when war broke out between Germany and Russia. The communists then turned against us with a vengeance and eagerly backed FDR and American participation in the war to save the Soviets.48
The government’s prosecution theory said, in effect: “We postulate a world conspiracy, the members of which all conspired to Nazify the entire world by using the unlawful means of undermining the loyalty of the armed forces. We ask the jury to infer the existence of such a conspiracy from such evidence as we shall submit about the Nazis. We shall then ask the jury to infer that the defendants joined this conspiracy from the nature of the things they said and did. We do not need to show that the defendants ever did or said anything that directly constituted the crime of impairing the morale or loyalty of the armed forces. Our thesis is that Nazism was a world movement, which, by definition, was also a conspiracy to undermine the loyalty of the armed forces and that the defendants were members of the Nazi world movement.”53
There was no more reason to bring out in a charge of conspiracy to cause military insubordination the facts that most of the defendants were anti-Semites, isolationists or anti-communists than there would have been in a trial of a group of New York City contractors on a charge of conspiring to defraud the city to bring out the facts that the defendants were all Irish or Jews and had always voted the Democratic ticket.54
We will prove that this persecution and prosecution was undertaken to cover the crimes of government—remember that.
We will prove that it was undertaken by order of the president, in spite of the opposition of Attorney General Biddle.
We will prove that Mr. Rogge was selected for this job of punishing these defendants because no one else in the Department of Justice felt that he could find sufficient grounds in to spell out a crime against these defendants.
We will prove that the communists control not only our government but our politics, our labor organizations, our agriculture, our mines, our industries, our war plants and our armed encampments.
We will prove that the law under which these defendants are being tried was enacted at the repeated demands of the heads of our armed forces to prevent communists from destroying the morale of our soldiers, sailors, marine and air forces [and that this prosecution] was undertaken to protect communists who were and are guilty of the very crimes charged against these defendants who are utterly innocent and have been made the victims of this law.55
Klein minced no words when he told the jury that Jewish organizations were using the trial for their own ends:
We will prove that this persecution was instigated by so-called professional Jews who make a business of preying on other Jews by scaring them into the belief that their lives and their property are in danger through threatened pogroms in the United States [and that] anti-Semitism charged in this so-called indictment, is a racket, that is being run by racketeers for graft purposes.56
We will show that the most vicious written attack on Jews and on the Roosevelt administration emanated from the office of the FBI by one of its agents, and that the purpose of this attack was to provoke others to do likewise. We will show that this agent also drilled his underlings in New York with broom sticks preparatory to “killing Jews.”57
Day after day, the trial wore on. Page after page of publications authored by the defendants was introduced into evidence, giving rise [among] all in attendance to the idea that it was their writings which were really on trial. The government announced that it intended to introduce 32,000 exhibits. It became obvious that what the defendants were really being prosecuted for was “Jew-baiting” which gave an indication of one principal source of the prosecution’s support. It became one of the longest and most expensive trials in U.S. history. In essence, the trial was little more than an assault against free speech.69
Some or all may even have been guilty of conspiring to undermine the loyalty of the armed forces, but not as charged by the [government] . . . Nothing in the evidence brought out during the trial proved or even suggested that any one of the defendants was ever guilty of any such conspiracy, except on the prosecution theory. And on that theory, opponents of President Roosevelt’s pre-Pearl Harbor foreign policy and steps in foreign affairs, such as Col. Lindbergh, Sen. Taft, Sen. Nye or Sen. Wheeler, and Col. McCormick, publisher of The Chicago Tribune, would be equally guilty.
Indeed, the prosecution case, according to the prosecution theory, would have been much stronger against these prominent isolationists than it ever could be against the less important defendants in the Sedition Trial.84
Netanyahou père spirituel de la «guerre contre le terrorisme»
Texe Marrs interviews Michael Collins Piper,
author of The Judas Goats