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Transcript of CFRO's Monday Brownbagger Radio Programme of January 3, 2005
Patriot Act 2 and related aspects of the act
We live in a world where, for the most part, we have become separated from the environment of which we are really an integral part. We have even become separated from each other as people within a country and within a society. We are also separated, as a nation, from other nations and from people within other nations. In short, we are spiritually bereft and without a sense of unity with our fellow beings, with other life forms, and with our universe on all dimensional levels.
On this program I will, with material selected from the internet, examine the ongoing effects of this disconnect from reality and unity by focusing on US legislation called the Patriot Act 2, otherwise known as the Freedom Act.
What was previously known as the Patriot Act 2, is now being passed stealthily under the guise of implementing the 9/11 Omission's findings. This is being done by making it part of a lengthy, complex, and confusing bill ostensibly in response to public pressure for improved national security. Congressional leaders have warned that the legislation is the only way to protect against terrorism and that it must be passed immediately.
Alex Jones of Infowars.com wrote in 2003 and posted in his website on December 8, 2004, an article entitled "Secret Patriot Act 2 to give Hitler's Powers to Bush" which won second prize from Project Censored. I will give selected quotes from that piece.
"Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) told the Washington Times that no member of Congress was allowed to read the first Patriot Act that was passed by the House on October 27, 2001. William Safire, while writing for the New York Times, described the first Patriot Act's powers by saying that President Bush was seizing dictatorial control.
On February 7,
2003 the Center for Public Integrity, a non-partisan public interest think-tank
in DC, revealed the full text of Patriot Act 2, otherwise known as the Domestic
Security Enhancement Act of 2003. The classified document had been leaked to
them by an unnamed source inside the Federal government. The document consisted
of a 33-page section by section analysis of the accompanying 87-page bill. The
Patriot Act 2 bill itself is stamped Confidential -Not for
Jones said "upon reading the analysis and bill, I was stunned by the scientifically crafted tyranny contained in the legislation. The Justice Department Office of Legislative Affairs admits that they had indeed covertly transmitted a copy of the legislation to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, (R-Il) and the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney as well as the executive heads of federal law enforcement agencies."
It is important to note that no member of Congress was allowed to see the first Patriot Act before its passage, and that no debate was tolerated by the House and Senate leadership. The intentions of the White House and Speaker Hastert concerning Patriot Act 2 appear to be a carbon copy replay of the events that led to the unprecedented passage of the first Patriot Act.
Jones is concerned about two areas of Patriot Act 2.
His first concern is of the covert tactics being used by the White House and Speaker Hastert to keep even the existence of Patriot Act 2 secret. Jones notes that Dick Cheney has publicly managed the steamroller passage of the first Patriot Act, insuring that no one was allowed to read it and has publicly threatened members of Congress that if they didn't vote in favor of it, they would be blamed for the next terrorist attack. This action by Cheney is by the White Houses' own definition, an act of terrorism. Jones also noted that to clandestinely craft and then bully passage of any legislation by the Executive Branch is clearly an impeachable offence.
Jones' second concern is that "Patriot Act 2 is a mirror image of powers that Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler gave themselves. Whereas the First Patriot Act gutted the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seriously damaged the Seventh and the Tenth, Patriot Act 2 goes much further to reorganize the entire Federal government as well as many areas of state government under the dictatorial control of the Justice Department, the Office of Homeland Security and the FEMA NORTHCOM military command. He notes that the Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, also known as the Second Patriot Act is by its very structure the definition of dictatorship."
Jones claims that "ninety percent of the act has nothing to do with terrorism and is instead a giant Federal power-grab with tentacles reaching into every facet of our society. It strips American citizens of all of their rights and grants the government and its private agents total immunity."
But it should surprise no one who does any amount of investigative reading apart from the mainstream media, that George W. Bush and his cohorts have been planning all along to install a dictatorship in the US. Bush has stated on at least five separate occasions that he would like to hold dictatorial power in order to carry out his agenda. Here are a three of those recorded quotes:
"You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier." Governor George W. Bush describing what it's like to be governor of Texas.(Governing Magazine July, 1998) -- From Paul Begala's "Is Our Children Learning?"
"I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don't agree with each other, but that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." -- President elect George W. Bush commenting in a meeting with four Congressional leaders and reported by CNN, December 18, 2000
would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."
-- President George W. Bush commenting to the mass media about his struggles with Congress and reported in Business Week, July 30, 2001 and in other mass media newspapers.
In this examination, let's not forget that it was President George W. Bush and his cohorts who were complicit in staging the US Reichstag, otherwise known as the 911 Twin Towers disaster. This provided a pretext to manufacture an external enemy, to instill mass fear and hate in the US populace against Muslims, and most important of all, to carry out the agenda of the Neo-cons of direct military aggression abroad.
In order to more easily facilitate the Neo-con agenda, George W. Bush has, since becoming president, filled positions of power with unsavory Neo-cons and has made it uncomfortable for the more moderate to carry on with their duties. There have since been some resignations and Bush has filled those spots with those who would follow his agenda.
Then of course, to give Bush and friends more time to carry out their agenda, we have seen Neo-cons subservient, compliant and outwardly supporting his fascist agenda by setting up a rigged and manipulable electoral apparatus with its basis being computer voting machines made and programmed by likeminded ideological supporters.
These are all areas on which a separate radio program or series of radio programs could be done. It is important to keep these facts in mind to realize that the Patriot Acts are not isolated pieces of legislation, but are integral parts of a bigger plan for world domination through various means of control, both military and social. Now back to the article by Alex Jones.
Let's now go through some of the sections of Patriot Act 2 as outlined by Alex Jones in what he calls a thumbnail sketch.
SECTION 501 (Expatriation of Terrorists) expands the Bush administration's enemy combatant definition to all American citizens who may have violated any provision of Section 802 of the first Patriot Act. (By the way, Section 802 is the new definition of domestic terrorism, and the definition is "any action that endangers human life that is a violation of any Federal or State law." ) Section 501 of Patriot Act 2 directly connects to Section 125 of the same act. The Justice Department boldly claims that the incredibly broad Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act isn't broad enough and that a new, unlimited definition of terrorism is needed.
Under Section 501 a US citizen engaging in lawful activities can be grabbed off the street and thrown into a van never to be seen again. The Justice Department states that they can do this because of an inference that the suspect, according to his conduct, was not a US citizen. Remember Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act states that any violation of Federal or State law can result in the enemy combatant terrorist designation.
SECTION 201 of Patriot Act 2 makes it a criminal act for any member of the government or any citizen to release any information concerning the incarceration or whereabouts of detainees. It also states that law enforcement does not even have to tell the press who they have arrested and they never have to release the names of detainees.
SECTION 301 and 306 (Terrorist Identification Database) set up a national database of suspected terrorists and radically expand the database to include anyone associated with suspected terrorist groups and anyone involved in crimes or having supported any group designated as terrorist. These sections also set up a national DNA database for anyone on probation or who has been on probation for any crime, and orders State governments to collect the DNA for the Federal government.
SECTION 312 gives immunity to law enforcement engaging in spying operations against the American people and would place substantial restrictions on court injunctions against Federal violations of civil rights across the board.
SECTION 101 will designate individual terrorists as foreign powers and again strip them of all rights under the enemy combatant designation.
SECTION 102 states clearly that any information gathering, regardless of whether or not those activities are illegal, can be considered to be clandestine intelligence activities for a foreign power. This makes newsgathering by the media or any individual illegal.
SECTION 103 allows the Federal government to use wartime martial law powers domestically and internationally without Congress declaring that a state of war exists.
SECTION 106 is bone chilling in its straightforwardness. It states that broad general warrants by the secret FSIA court (a panel of secret judges set up in a star chamber system that convenes in an undisclosed location) granted under the first Patriot Act are not good enough. It states that government agents must be given immunity for carrying out searches with no prior court approval. This section throws out the entire Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures.
SECTION 109 allows secret star chamber courts to issue contempt charges against any individual or corporation refusing to incriminate themselves or others. This section annihilates the last vestiges of the Fifth Amendment.
SECTION 110 restates that key police state clauses in the first Patriot Act were not instituted and removes the five-year sunset clause from other subsections of the first Patriot Act. After all, the media has told us: this is the New America. Get used to it. This is forever.
SECTION 111 expands the definition of the enemy combatant designation.
SECTION 122 restates the government's newly announced power of surveillance without a court order.
SECTION 123 restates that the government no longer needs warrants and that the investigations can be a giant dragnet-style sweep described in press reports about the Total Information Awareness Network. One passage reads, "thus the focus of domestic surveillance may be less precise than that directed against more conventional types of crime."
SECTION 126 grants the government the right to access the entire spectrum of public and private sector information from bank records to educational and medical records. This is the enacting law to allow ECHELON and the Total Information Awareness Network to break down any and all walls of privacy.
The government states that they must look at everything to determine if individuals or groups might have a connection to terrorist groups. As you can now see, you are guilty until proven innocent.
SECTION 127 allows the government to take over coroners' and medical examiners' operations whenever they see fit.
SECTION 128 allows the Federal government to place gag orders on Federal and State Grand Juries and to take over the proceedings. It also disallows individuals or organizations to even try to quash a Federal subpoena. So now defending yourself will be a terrorist action.
SECTION 129 destroys any remaining whistleblower protection for Federal agents.
SECTION 202 allows corporations to keep secret their activities with toxic biological, chemical or radiological materials.
SECTION 205 allows top Federal officials to keep all their financial dealings secret, and anyone investigating them can be considered a terrorist. This should be very useful for Dick Cheney to stop anyone investigating Halliburton.
SECTION 303 sets up national DNA database of suspected terrorists. The database will also be used to stop other "unlawful activities". It will share the information with state, local and foreign agencies for the same purposes.
SECTION 311 federalizes your local police department in the area of information sharing.
SECTION 313 provides liability protection for businesses, especially big businesses that spy on their customers for Homeland Security, violating their privacy agreements. It goes on to say that these are all preventative measures but has anyone seen the movie Minority Report? This is the access hub for the Total Information Awareness Network.
SECTION 321 authorizes foreign governments to spy on the American people and to share information with foreign governments.
SECTION 322 removes Congress from the extradition process and allows officers of the Homeland Security complex to extradite American citizens anywhere they wish. It also allows Homeland Security to secretly take individuals out of foreign countries.
SECTION 402 is titled "Providing Material Support to Terrorism". The section reads that there is no requirement to show that the individual even had the intent to aid terrorists.
SECTION 403 expands the definition of weapons of mass destruction to include any activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce.
SECTION 404 makes it a crime for a terrorist or other criminals to use encryption in the commission of a crime.
SECTION 408 creates lifetime parole (basically, slavery) for a whole host of crimes.
SECTION 410 creates no statute of limitations for anyone that engages in terrorist actions or supports terrorists. Remember: any crime is now considered terrorism under the first Patriot Act.
SECTION 411 expands crimes that are punishable by death. Again, they point to Section 802 of the first Patriot Act and state that any terrorist act or support of terrorist act can result in the death penalty.
SECTION 421 increases penalties for terrorist financing. This section states that any type of financial activity connected to terrorism will result to time in prison and $10-50,000 fines per violation.
SECTIONS 427 sets up asset forfeiture provisions for anyone engaging in terrorist activities.
Jones says, "there are many other sections that I did not cover in the interest of time. The American people were shocked by the despotic nature of the first Patriot Act. The second Patriot Act dwarfs all police state legislation in modern world history."
So what does Patriot Act 2 imply? Well, it means that the US government will have total control over its people. People will have absolutely no rights. Virtually everyone in the US will be able to be classed as a terrorist under the new definition and can, under this fascist police state, be swept off the street and killed at whim or sent to imprisonment and torture in a foreign country of choice.
Alex Jones continues, "you can understand why President Bush, Dick Cheney and Dennis Hastert want to keep this legislation secret not just from Congress, but the American people as well. Bill Allison, Managing Editor of the Center for Public Integrity, the group that broke this story, stated on my radio show that it was obvious that they were just waiting for another terrorist attack to opportunistically get this new bill through. He then shocked me with an insightful comment about how the Federal government was crafting this so that they could go after the American people in general." Allison also agreed that "the FBI has been demonizing patriots, Christians and those who carry around pocket Constitutions."
Alex Jones anticipates another 911 type event that will be the pretext for the implementation of Patriot Act 2. But if we look at recent events, that pretext might not even be needed. The legislation is being stealthily passed bit by bit within a seemingly complicit Congress.
The courts under the Patriot Act have been termed Star Chambers by various analysts. However, the Patriot Act goes far beyond the historical Star Chamber. Let's take a few minutes to examine the meaning, purpose and operation Star Chamber and see how it compares to the situation in the US today.
From Alex Jones website we read the following:
In 1487, King Henry
VIII created a special private court in which he sat as judge, hearing petitions
of redress. The court met in a room in Westminster Palace which had stars painted
on the ceiling, and from this mundane decoration the special private King's
court drew the name "Star Chamber". The Star Chamber, initially sold
to Parliament as a necessity to speed justice along in certain extreme and complex
cases, and to try nobles who were, by law, immune from prosecution by the lower
courts, the Star Chamber
was actually a tool for political repression. Inside the walls of the Star Chamber the law was what the King sad it was. The proceedings were secret, because the nature of the crimes which had been committed could cast doubt on the legitimacy of the entire government. While not legally able to issue a death sentence, the Star Chamber could and often did sentence the accused to torture and mutilation. Parliament finally banned the Star Chamber in 1641.
Once England had "legitimized" the idea of a King's court which could operate above the common laws, other despots and tyrants copied the idea. The Court of France had their own version of the Star Chamber, again secret, again able to met out unusual and cruel sentences (the "Man in the black silk mask", inspiration for the story of the "Man in the iron mask", was thought to have been one such sentence).
As a capper for this topic, let's read a short article by Henry Makow, Ph.D entitled "The Timetable for Tyranny and if we have any spare time I'll read some additional sections of Patriot Act 2.
If evil powers wanted to impose a dictatorship on the United States, would they candidly announce their goal?
They would do exactly as they are doing now: They would invent a foreign menace like Muslim terrorism, and stage a dramatic attack like 9-11. This is why Bush has blocked an independent investigation of the WTC attack.
They would rely on the "sheeple" to vote for their own enslavement, i.e. the "Patriot Act," increased military expenditures, and the Department of "Homeland Security."
The German people
voted Hitler into power. Hitler arranged the burning of the Reichstag as an
excuse to suspend civil rights. Hitler made his attack on Poland look like a
defensive action. International bankers like Prescott Bush, George W's grandfather,
funded Hitler. George W. belongs to an Illuminati family whose loyalty is to
world government dictatorship, not to the US. See "The Unauthorized Biography
of George Bush"
Muslim militants do not represent a military threat to the United States, or even to Israel. It is the other way around. The U.S. and Israel are pawns of international bankers, intent on removing the last obstacles to their Lucifer-worshipping "New World Order."
They are taking Saddam behind the woodshed as a lesson to any country that would resist their global dictatorship. Saddam deserves credit for defying this nefarious cabal.
Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia want to appease George W. but they are NEXT on the hit list. Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler in Munich but that did not diminish Hitler's appetite.
Europe, Japan and China go along in the UN but they will be dependent on the Rockefeller-Rothschilds for oil. They will be forced to sacrifice national sovereignty.
Let's gaze into our crystal ball.
The United States subjugates Iraq. Depending on how costly it is, the US will quickly turn its attention to the remaining "independent" Arab states.
Anti-American feeling will enflame the billion-strong Muslim world. Pro-US governments will wobble. US or Israeli troops may have to prop them up. Where before, "terrorist" actions were mostly organized by the CIA-Mossad-MI5, now there are genuine Muslim reprisals.
There are American casualties both at home and abroad. Some of these acts originate or are assisted by the CIA etc. who wish to foment chaos. Viruses or even nuclear attacks blamed on Muslim radicals kill hundreds of thousands. The American population becomes restive, angry and polarized. Most are willing to sacrifice freedom in return for security.
The "anti-war" movement mushrooms and there are large demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience. The "Patriot Act" or a similar measure is used to clamp down on dissent and ban firearms in the name of national security. Detention camps are filled. Americans awake to discover the United States is a dictatorship.
Thus, what is supposed to be a war against "terror" reveals its true face: a totalitarian takeover.
Additional implications of Patriot Act 2 (Some may be a repeat of above-mentioned sections of the act)
Some of the legislative
measures and amendments, particularly S. 2845, a measure introduced in the Senate
by Sen. Collins (ME) and Sen. Lieberman (CT), have been bi-partisan efforts,
carefully drafted to respond to the commission's recommendations. Others, most
dramatically HR 10, introduced by Speaker Hastert (IL) in the House, and amendments
to S. 2845 introduced by Sen. Kyl (AZ) in the Senate, do not follow the 9/11
Commission's recommendations about security and are freighted with provisions
diminish civil liberties protections. Taken together, these provisions include (but are not limited to):
a national ID card, disguised as national standardization of drivers licensing;
b.. establishing a national electronic database for birth and death certificates, with permanent identifying information assigned to each individual, such as a national ID number;
c.. biometric identifiers - including fingerprints, face recognition software photos, iris or retinal scans, and other private physical
identification - for travel documents which would be used for security in domestic air travel as well as overseas travel;
d.. expanded secret eavesdropping and search powers to be used against individuals suspected of terrorist activity, whether or not the individual
is associated with a foreign power;
e.. further weakening of individual privacy rights in library, medical, and other personal records, removing all federal court oversight;
f.. enhanced "material support" provisions, allowing guilt by association with a group targeted by the administration; removal of habeas corpus relief for those detained under repressive immigration measures;
g.. approval of automatic detention without bail in immigration matters at the government's request;
h.. increased secrecy in immigration court matters;
i.. approval of the use of secret evidence in immigration courts - secret even to the immigrant being examined;
j.. deportation of immigrants before final appeal;
k.. allowing the death penalty in terrorism cases (with "terrorism" as defined in the USA PATRIOT Act);
l.. explicit approval of transfer of prisoners suspected of terrorism to nations known to practice torture; and
m.. failure to provide for a cross-agency civil liberties board for oversight and investigation of civil liberties practices and procedures in the executive branch of the federal government. Note similarities to Canada's anti-Terrorism Laws- Bills C36, C22, C35 and
C42 (Canada's Globalization, Militarization, Police State Agenda. (Do Google search including Rocco Galati, Canadian lawyer).
Upcoming Monday Brownbagger of January 10, 2005.
Interview with the author of "HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy", Jerry E. Smith.
Check his website at http://www.jerryesmith.com/ to get a heads up on that program.
The topic and guest for the Monday Brownbagger of January 17 has yet to be verified but I may do a program around the issue of the Boxing Day Asian Tsunami event.
The Global Police State agenda has been created using 9/11 as an excuse.
RFID Chips in Your Cash:
The Totalitarian countries have quietly introduced RFID chips in their paper currencies: Canada's new new $20 bill, the new US $20 bill, and the new Euros all contain RFID chips; if you put them in the microwave for 3 seconds you can see the chips fry!
Multilateral Totalitarian Computer Databases:
1. Travel information
is being collected in all countries and is being provided to the US. Information
includes all credit and personal
2. Information is provided to the US even if the travel does not involve the US under the successors to CappsII.
3. Canadian and European privacy laws to not apply and cannot be enforced once the information is given to the US.
4. A handful of US companies control all credit reporting.
5. A handful of US companies are actively obtaining, legally or otherwise, entire countries Social Security and Driver's Licence databases.
6. A handful of US companies are contracted by the Pentagon for the TotalInformationAwareness programme, and information provided to the US government goes to the companies.
The Multilateral Totalitarian Agenda worldwide:
a.. US: Patriot
Act, Homeland Security Act and now new totalitarian legislation under the guise
of implementing the 9/11 Ommission's
recommendations. A de-facto national ID card was passed that may include chips for fingerprint, and biometric data. Proposed measures also include the legalisation of rendering foreigners to be tortured, as was done to Arar,Maher.
b.. UK: Prevention of Terrorism Acts and now the Civil Contingencies Bill, which contains many of the same provisions as Canada's C-7, including exempting interim orders from the Statutory Instruments Act. The EU has intrdocued measures for the Compulsory fingerprinting for all passports and UK and Germany want to have a third biometric, "iris scans", in addition to facial scans and fingerprints.
c.. Canada: C-36, C-22, C-35, C-7 - see below. Really Deep Integration
a.. The legislative
onslaughts in the War on Freedom continue unabated. New legislation being passed
3 years after 9/11 are rolling back all civil liberties since Magna Carta.
b.. They have included in the definition of terrorism "threats to and including its economic security". So if you do anything that threatens the economic security of Canada, or anything that threatens Canada's international relations, you are engaging in a terrorist act.
c.. The transition from NORAD to NorthernCommand is being sold in Canada as a natural extension of air defence and missile defence. In the United States, the real new direction is clear from Department of Defense documents, namely for Northern Command to "support military assistance to civil authorities" in times of civil unrest.
d.. There is a Global Information Agenda where private firms, contracted under the US Transportation Safety Agency (TSA) and the Pentagon are collecting financial and personal information on all the world's citizens.
e.. Most of this historic erosion of liberty and sovereignty has taken place with little or no discussion in the media. Thus the normal barometers and metrics of activist campaigns do not apply.
f.. Really Deep Integration between Canada and the US has taken place in law, and it undermines all action for peace, justice and equality; we must mobilize all of our resources because it renders moot all other actions we are taking.
CdnPoliceStateAgenda - Canada's Patriot Act 1 (C-36) by Rocco Galati
Canada's Police State agenda is as bad, if not worse than the US. And the legislative steam roller keeps on going - the worst was passed recently, C-7 in May 2004 - see below.
1.. What C-36 does
is really codify militarization and a police state, and further globalization
2.. Protests that interrupt public facilities are acts of terrorism under C-36, if they endanger life.
3.. There can be convictions for terrorism under C-36 without any knowledge or intent on the part of the accused.
4.. You can be held here for 72 hours without being charged on suspicion. "in determining whether an accused participates in or contributes to any activity of a terrorist group the court may consider among other factors whether the accused uses a name, word, symbol, or other representation that identifies or is associated with the terrorist group".
That can be just racist profiling.
hearings are nothing short of Inquisitions; you have to answer questions. If
you don't answer questions, you are subject to criminal charge.
6.. There are secret trial provisions for terrorist cases under the Immigration Act. If they allege that you are a terrorist is that you never get to see the evidence. Your lawyer never gets to see the evidence. All you get is a summary of the allegations against you.
7.. These secret trials allow for the confiscation of property as well. C17PublicSafetyAct Canada's Patriot Act 3 (C-7 May 2004)
1.. Modifies 22
pieces of legislation.
2.. Introduces the discretionary power for a Minister to issue interim orders without consulting Parliament under eight different Acts.
3.. Unlike regulations, there is no approval, publication or consultation process before the interim order becomes law.
4.. Removes many of the current procedural safeguards that are in place to ensure legal and Charter compliance as well as parliamentary scrutiny by exempting these orders from the Statutory Instruments Act.
5.. Enables inspectors to carry out searches and seizures without warrant under the Quarantine Act (S.106 12(2)).
6.. Amends the privacy legislation to allow the information collected by airlines to be distributed to foreign powers without their knowledge or consent (S.98).
7.. Allows disclosure of information collected by airlines to any peace officer based on a "reasonable belief" that it would assist in the
identification of a person for whom a warrant has been issued in respect of specified offenses - there is no requirement that these offenses actually be linked to terrorism.
8.. Modifies the National Defense Act to include NORAD as one of the treaties that can be used to invoke the special force of the Canadian Armed Forces in an emergency (S.75).
9.. Establishes a reserve pool of military judges for call-up in event such as martial law. This bill purports to "enact measures for implementing the 1975 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in order to enhance public safety" which is the greatest hypocrisy as the only terrorists known to have used biological weapons are American in the AnthraxAttacks.