Warning: This Message Contains Democracy

NOTE OF DISTINCTION:  The author, Susan Lindauer, is a former asset covering Iraq and Libya and the second non-Arab American Indicted on the Patriot Act


Warning! This Message Contains Democracy


by Susan Lindauer

No great civilization is ever destroyed from without, or conquered by external forces, until it first destroys itself from within. America’s leaders should have thought long and hard about that before voting to extend the Patriot Act last week.

Unhappily it’s official. We the People are the enemy. We have dared to prod and examine government policy too closely. We have questioned government leadership when we should rightly have obeyed without challenge. Some of us have exposed wrongful government practices and deceptions, expecting to hold Congress and White House leaders accountable to voters. Foolish us!

Last week Congress set the record straight. Breaking campaign promises to defeat the Patriot Act, Congress blocked hearings and debate on amendments that would fix problems in surveillance rules, and rammed a four year extension on the American People. Only 31 Republicans and 122 Democrats voted against the Patriot Act in the House.

Importing Gestapo Law

It’s no exaggeration, unfortunately, that the Patriot Act is more dangerous to our way of life than any foreign enemy.

Most ominously, entire sections of the Patriot Act are verbatim and identical to two of the most frightening laws in World History:

  • The 1929 Bolshevik Communist Criminal Act established Communist control in the age of Joseph Stalin. It created a security apparatchik unparalleled in its intrusion into the lives of ordinary, non-political families. For enforcement, it created the Gulags, which quickly filled with intellectuals and dissidents, poets and hard luck Russian people who got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was enough for a neighbor to point a finger secretly for that individual to disappear to the Siberian work camps for life. Secret charges, secret evidence, secret accusations figured prominently— identical to the Patriot Act.
  • It’s hard to say if that’s worse than Germany’s Enabling Act in 1933. Such comforting words, “the Enabling Act” established the legal framework for Nazi Fascism. The Enabling Law lay the parameters for the Third Reich of Adolph Hitler.

According to history buff, Alan Batterman, the German word for “Gestapo” is an acronym of GEheim STAdt POlezi.

Translation: “Homeland Security.”

Unhappily, for free thinking Americans, Batterman’s analysis is correct. Paragraph for paragraph, clause for clause, laws establishing fascist control over the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany are replicated in the Patriot Act today.

Like the iron fist of the Nazis and Communists, Americans must submit to “roving surveillance” and warrantless searches, without the requirement of a Judge’s authorization. Surveillance laws are part of a larger arsenal of weapons against political dissidents and whistle blowers. Most Americans don’t know the Patriot Act authorizes secret charges relying on secret evidence and secret grand jury statements. Under the Patriot Act, Americans have no right to know who has accused them of what criminal activities, or the dates of the alleged offense. They’re not even told what law was broken. The government has power to lock up Americans on military bases or other prisons without a hearing or trial. We can be detained indefinitely without any rights of due process at all.

Perhaps it’s fitting, therefore, that Nazi Leader, Herman Goering, should explain the New America to us, as we tread into this new age so dangerous to freedom:

“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy enough. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

Powerful words of warning, indeed.

Think it won’t come to that? It won’t happen? It already has.

That’s what they did to me—not because I plotted some terrorist conspiracy, but because I opposed the Iraqi War.

Legalizing Government Deception

Come to discover the Patriot Act has proven most valuable for legalizing government deceptions. When the government desires to hide from the people, the Patriot Act provides a framework for arresting those who know too much of the truth, and might expose government fraud and corruption. Leaders are thus protected from the consequences of their decision-making.

That’s what motivated the attack against me. In January, 2003, I took two actions that would perplex the Courts for five years, through two Presidential elections. First, in a warm hearted letter, I warned White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, my second cousin, that War in Iraq would result in a catastrophic Occupation. Secondly, a week before his big speech at the United Nations, I told Secretary of State Colin Powell that, as the Asset who handled preliminary talks on resuming the weapons inspections with senior Iraqi diplomats, I considered it most unlikely that Iraq possessed WMDs.

Worst of all, I told Secretary Powell that a comprehensive peace framework with Iraq, hammered out by the CIA, could accomplish all U.S. objectives, including democratic reforms, without sacrificing the life of a single American soldier or Iraqi child.

That was enough to make me Public Enemy Number One.

Think about it. What if the American people had learned that every goal could have been achieved in Iraq without sacrifice? A lot of White House officials and members of Congress (in both parties) would be out of a job.

Ah, now you see, those are the Americans who count under the Patriot Act! The law exists to protect the power access of the elite. My arrest coincided with a White House decision to blame the unpopular war on “incompetent” Intelligence Assets. Congress liked that story. They liked it very much. It kept them employed. And so I got arrested, accused of “incompetence” myself, and thrown in prison for a year, while the Justice Department argued for the right to detain me indefinitely.

Mercifully, Judge Michael Mukasey refused. But for one horrified Judge I would still be locked in prison on Carswell Air Force Base.

During the five years of my indictment, Congress complained bitterly that Assets like myself had not come forward to correct mistakes in the assumptions of their war planning. Both Party leaderships scorned the Intelligence Community. They actively deceived Americans and the International Community. But so long as I was tied up on the Patriot Act, they were free to invent any story they wanted. That’s exactly what they did.

Enemies of Freedom

The enemies of freedom won this round. They beat us.. But Americans must understand that we cannot give up this fight to stop the Patriot Act. It cannot be over.

Yes, it’s Nazi Germany in the 1930s. They’re getting everything in place — They’re testing the waters with a few scattered arrests of activists and troublesome truth tellers here and there. Nobody has really protested, right? So far so good. It’s all in the open for anybody paying attention, but if you complain, they say you’re paranoid.

The fight is on! Congress might hope this is over, and we’ll “get over it.” But the threat to our freedom is so extreme that we must now wake out of our drifting slumber. These Tea Partiers promised to defend freedom. They championed the Constitution when it was politically convenient, and abandoned the Constitution when they no longer needed public support to get elected.

Enough of us are vigilant that we can stop them— even now. Really, this is a fight that we cannot lose. What Congress has forgot, we must remember. No great civilization is destroyed by external forces, until it first destroys itself.

About the Author:  Susan Lindauer is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.


States News Service January 8, 2010 HEIDELBERG, Germany — The following information was released by U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army: go to web site global assessment tool

By Staff Sgt. Patricia Deal, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office As the new year starts , many U.S. Army Europe Soldiers are spending more time in the gym to improve their physical health. They will also need to spend some time on their computers to improve their mental and emotional health.

USAREUR Soldiers are required to complete the on-line Global Assessment Tool, one component of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program that was established in October 2008 as a proactive way to help Soldiers deal with the stress of military service in an era of persistent conflict.

The GAT, an online survey developed by subject matter experts from U.S. military and civilian universities, contains a series of questions focusing on the four dimensions of emotional, spiritual, social, and family fitness. The GAT was adapted from a civilian program designed for teachers that was reworked to meet the experiences and needs of the military community. It is not a diagnostic tool, but rather a way for a person to visualize performance growth based on changes in training, experience and maturity, according to CSF program officials. here global assessment tool

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10 Responses to "Warning: This Message Contains Democracy"

  1. Anna  June 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    only for the knowledge – it can’t be “GEheim STadt POlezi” – just because this is grammatically incorrect – and if the translation is Homeland Security – it must be GEheime STaats POlizei (which is as far as I know the true transcription) and is also the word for word translation for Secret State Police – but never forget their work was to spy on people just as the STASI did..

  2. Vlad R  June 11, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    It is certainly a lot more than the more 3 trillion dollars. I saw a figure somewhere, a reputable publication that I cannot quite recall at the moment, stating that the Department Homeland Security had an annual budget of 1.2 trillion dollars alone. Figure that into the cost of many years of Afghanistan and Iraq,

  3. Subvet416  June 6, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Today’s article,
    clarifies an important point. The Third Reich never really ceased to exist, and what some call the Fourth Reich today is still actually the Third Reich.

    The Second Reich was the Holy Roman Empire, which was the original Roman Empire embracing, perverting and extending the Christian movement which was otherwise about to bring it down. Fascism was the preferred strategy of the Roman Empire of the Caesars. Its symbol was a bound bundle of thin poles, which we know is far stronger than a solid pole of the same diameter. Mussolini added a battle ax in the center, the military-industrial-political component, to his symbol for modern fascism, which he said was more properly called corporatism.

    The most important question is from where do fascist tendencies in humans arise? Are they cultural or genetic, nature or nurture? What makes a Chimp a Chimp and a Bonobo a Bonobo? Or are fascist urges as some suggest, perhaps a combination of cultural training, diet (including drugs and supplements) and a bit of genetic tinkering. Watch the film Dune with an eye to this.

    In the capitol rotunda in Richmond, Va. is a famous sculpture of George Washington. His left arm rests on a fascia.

  4. Ann  June 5, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    And let’s not forget where these Orwellian terms were spawned — during the savage terror inflicted upon the French people by “The Committee for Public Safety” — another criminally insane pack of paranoid facists who held onto their ill-gotten gains by arresting, imprisoning, and quickly executing ordinary people of all ages, babies through elderly, on the slightest suspicion. Do you really think they died off or just went away? Really? Always remember that the same street-rat central bankers who funded the French Revolution and every bloodletting since (that’s how they control money) are still infesting every viable society including ours.

    I don’t remember the names, but once I heard a story about someone in Soviet Russia who was arrested and brought before a Kremlin official whose office overlooked Red Square, and was told that he was guilty of some crime. The prisoner said, “But how could that be? I’m not even under suspicion !” The official walked to his window and summoned the prisoner over.

    Both looked down at the midday crowds in the square. The official told the prisoner, “That you are here means you are guilty. You see all those people down there walking around? They’re under suspicion.”

    So it appears it is now our turn. The same vermin who destroyed England, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, ignited two major wars and and a string of others are nowhere near done. They are mentally ill and quite capable of snuffing out any number of lives to get what they want. They are now confident enough to start breaking the surface like emerging insects, nesting in the old familiar places until they gain enough strength and influence to abuse our nation the way they have so many others.

    And I will not use their stupid and insulting definitions of tyranny in the guise of security, rather the original ones mentioned above.

  5. Patrick  June 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Subvet416: The translation of GEheim STAdt POLezi to “homeland Security” may be a more accurate non literal translation than we feel comfortable with.


  6. Susan Lindauer  June 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Read my book, TJ— I’ve already published it. There’s a lot of issues that I’m involved with. 9/11 is one of them. A lot of my issues are in action.

  7. Subvet416  June 5, 2011 at 8:06 am

    the German word for “Gestapo” is an acronym of GEheim STAdt POlezi.

    Translation: “Homeland Security.”

    A more accurate translation is “Secret State Police”. The security of the state is paramount. The homeland can be reduced to a pile of smoking rubble as long as the fascist state is protected and survives. For an excellent analysis of this mechanism, see “Rise of the Fourth Reich” by Jim Marrs.

  8. Patrick  June 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Another great article Susan. More Americans are becoming more willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to maintain liberty and freedom in our beloved motherland. “Live free or die”!!!

    Hang the traitors!

    Well, try them first… and then hang them!


  9. Sami Jadallah  June 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Susan so many thanks for this excellent piece. I am sure and within couple of years this whole “security industry” with more than 1.5 millions highly paid intelligence and security experts will go out of business and American will need to re-invent its industry… real industry that produces goods and services which we can export and earn money.. not the paper work and intelligence reports produced by these 1.5 millions. Will these people go and work in the factories or they will join the millions of Americans earning minimum wage. September 11th is costing America close to $ 3 Trillions and is not adding to the goods and services needed to raise capital in this country. What a racket!

  10. Brian  June 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Well, the absurd Patriot Act is just another thing we can thank Israel for. Israel’s intelligence the Mossad did 911. That terrible event produced the Patriot Act. Congress is controlled by the Israeli Lobby so is the Whitehouse. It seems the Israelis wanted the Patriot Act extended.

    I’m sorry to hear what they did to you.

    Christopher Bollyn is offering a free download of his book Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World. A must read. He is one of the best 911 investigators.


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