Battlefield America with John W Whitehead

Do You Even Know Your Rights?

Donald Trump wants to make America great again. I, for one, would prefer to make America free again. “We the people” have the power to make and break the government. We are the masters and they are the servants. Clearly, our national priorities need to be re-prioritized.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video




Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

Al-Jazeera interview, (21 October 2001), as reported in "Bin Laden's sole post-September 11 TV interview aired" CNN

Abraham Lincoln, “The Gettysburg Address,” (Nov. 19, 1863)

“Americans know surprisingly little about their government, survey finds,” Annenberg Public Policy Center

“Exercising the Right to Be Ignorant,” Los Angeles Times

“Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?” National Review

“Noted with Interest,” The Washington Post

“First Amendment Schools,” Center for Survey Research and Analysis

“Elected Officials Score Lower than the General Public,” American Civic Literacy Program

“[Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, et al.,] Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Fix the Site of the University of Virginia,” The Founders’ Constitution: Volume 1, Chapter 18, Document 33

“From Thomas Jefferson to Uriah Forrest, with Enclosure, 31 December 1787,” Founders Online, National Archives

“From Thomas Jefferson to William Charles Jarvis, 28 September 1820,” Founders Online, National Archives

Let’s Make America Free Again: 230 Years After the Constitution, We’re Walking a Dangerous Road

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

Zombies R Us: ‘We the People’ Are the Walking Dead of the American Police State

Despite the fact that we are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack; 11,000 times more likely to die from an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane; 1,048 times more likely to die from a car accident than a terrorist attack, and 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist, we have handed over control of our lives to government officials who treat us as a means to an end—the source of money and power. We have allowed ourselves to become fearful, controlled, pacified zombies. Zombies also embody the government’s paranoia about the citizenry as potential threats that need to be monitored, tracked, surveilled, sequestered, deterred, vanquished and rendered impotent.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video




Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

“Director George Romero, creator of the modern zombie, is dead at 77” Vox

Movie 'Zombie Killers,' filmed in Pennsylvania, to premiere in Bethlehem, The Morning Call

The Real Villains of Fear the Walking Dead, The Atlantic

Why The Walking Dead Is So Brutal — and So Popular, Time

Fear Makes People Stupid, Zero Hedge

How TV Zombifies and Pacifies Us and Subverts Democracy

Lockdown Nation, Pacific Standard Magazine 

The Pentagon Has a Plan to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously, Foreign Policy

The Department of Defense is prepared for a zombie attack, New York Post

Zombies R Us: ‘We the People’ Are the Walking Dead of the American Police State

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

Mass Shootings: America’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly

Why do these mass shootings keep happening? Mass shootings have taken place at churches, in nightclubs, on college campuses, on military bases, in elementary schools, in government offices, and at concerts. The Las Vegas shooting is the deadliest to date. Could it be, as some have speculated, that these shootings are all part of an elaborate plan to incite fear and chaos, heighten national tensions and shift us that much closer to a complete lockdown?

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

 **Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

 ***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video




Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


 Show Notes

 “Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence,” Moyers & Company

“Expert: Las Vegas shooter may have used trigger crank,” USA Today

“America’s Deadly Gun Addiction, by the Numbers,” Wired

“The Las Vegas attack is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history,” CNN

“I Was a Teenage Gun Nut,” The Atlantic

“Gun Deaths Are Mostly Suicides,” The New York Times

“Militainment, Inc.: Militarism & Pop Culture,” Media Education Foundation

“The United States is No. 1 — But in What? Military Expenditure, Weapons Export and International Violence,” Centre for Global Research

“U.S. Military Spending Dwarfs Rest of World,” CNBC

“In the Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, There Can Be No Truce with the Second Amendment,” The New Yorker

“Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts,” Vox

“Why are mass murders so uncommon in Japan?” Quartz

“Pentagon Video Warns of “unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities,” The Intercept

“How US gun culture compares with the world,” CNN

“Dozens of Civilians Killed When U.s. Bombed a School and a Market in Syria,” The Intercept

“Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation” (January 17, 1961)

“The greatest sci-fi movies of the 1950s,” Den of Geek

“25 years later, how ‘Top Gun’ made America love war,” The Washington Post

“The Army gives you superpowers!” Salon

“You’re watching Pentagon propaganda: “American Idol,” “Ice Road Truckers” and the truth about your favorite shows,” Salon

“Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA,” Medium

“The Pentagon’s strengthening grip on Hollywood,” Salon

“DoD paid $53 million of taxpayers’ money to pro sports for military tributes, report says,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mass Shootings: The Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies

Forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, forced inclusion in biometric databases: these are just a few ways in which Americans are being forced to accept that we have no control over our bodies, our lives and our property, especially when it comes to interactions with government agents.

Such is life in America today that individuals are being threatened with arrest and carted off to jail for the least hint of noncompliance, homes are being raided by police under the slightest pretext, property is being seized on the slightest hint of suspicious activity, and roadside police stops have devolved into government-sanctioned exercises in humiliation and degradation with a complete disregard for privacy and human dignity.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

“How the Supreme Court Came to Embrace Strip Searches for Trivial Offenses,” The Nation

“Utah hospital to police: Stay away from our nurses,” The Washington Post

“‘Disturbing Video’ Shows Cops Forcibly Drawing Blood of DUI Suspects — And It’s Legal,” The Blaze

“Spring woman claims constitutional violation in body cavity probe,” Houston Chronicle

“Video of roadside vaginal search revives calls for charges against cops,” Vice News

“Texas Cops Spent 11 Minutes Searching a Woman's Vagina, Found No Drugs,” Reason

“N.M. Man Sues Over Multiple Anal Cavity Searches,” FindLaw

“Cops Strip Search Mom, "Forcibly" Pull Tampon Out of Her for Maybe Rolling Through Stop Sign,” Broward Palm Beach NewTimes

“Female US cop caught on tape giving two women body cavity search during routine traffic stop... and 'using the SAME gloves on both'” Daily Mail

“Texas trooper being sued in Irving body cavity search case has been suspended,” The Dallas Morning News

“4 Milwaukee police officers charged in strip-search case,” Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Cox v. Sampson County School Board

“Ga. Tech Fan Claims Strip Search Over Sandwich,” WSBTV

 Florence v. Burlington

“Flashlight that can smell your breath: Police use high-tech torch on drivers to detect alcohol,” Daily Mail

“'No Refusal' DUI checkpoints raise questions,” USA Today

“Supreme Court ruling on blood draws could have big impact on drunken driving cases,” Journal-Sentinel

“Federal Funds Fuel Nationwide Increase in “No Refusal” Blood-Draw DUI Checkpoints,” Ben Swann

“Off-duty cops collect DNA samples at Alabama roadblocks,” Daily Caller

“Forget Fingerprints: Law Enforcement DNA Databases Poised To Expand,” NOVA Next

“JFK Airport officials filter fecal matter in search for drugs,” The Washington Times

“To Track Militants, U.S. Has System That Never Forgets a Face,” The New York Times

Some Who Decline an Optional Iris Photo Are Kept Longer in Jail, Critics Say,” The New York Times

“Iris scans are the new school IDs,” CNN Money

“Eye Scan Technology Comes to Schools,” ABC News

“The Boring and Exciting World of Biometrics,” NovaNext

“State photo-ID databases become troves for police,” The Washington Post

What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

Trump: Now an Agent of the American Police State

If you thought the militarized police response to Ferguson and Baltimore was bad, brace yourselves. Many police, including beat cops, now routinely carry assault rifles. Combined with body armor and other apparel, many officers look more and more like combat troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to President Trump, this transformation of America into a battlefield is only going to get worse. To be fair, Trump did not create this totalitarian nightmare. However, he has legitimized it and, in so doing, has also accelerated the pace at which we fall deeper into the clutches of outright tyranny.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

“Battlefield Main Street: Pentagon Project Lets Police Forces – Even in Small Towns – Arm Themselves With Military Gear,” The Daily

“Congress Quietly Passed a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes—Only 1% Opposed It,” The Free Thought Project

“Trump to Fully Restore Military Surplus Transfers to Police,” The New York Times

“Trump lifts ban on military gear to local police forces,” USA Today

“From Mayberry to Ferguson, the rise of the modern cop,” The Washington Post

“Local Cops Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons,” The Daily Beast

“America’s police are looking more and more like the military,” The Guardian

“West Lafayette police acquire military vehicle,” Indy Star

“The cops at Ohio State have an armored fighting vehicle now,” The Daily Caller

“Police Are Getting the Military’s Leftover Armored Trucks,” The New York Times

“Drawing Down: How To Roll Back Police Militarization In America,” The Huffington Post

“Seattle police department has network that can track all Wi-Fi enabled devices,” Raw Story

“Little oversight seen in military surplus giveaways,” Associated Press

“The militarization of U.S. police forces,” Reuters

“Does military equipment lead police officers to be more violent? We did the research,” The Washington Post

“The Shocking Tales of 11 of the Most Over the Top US Police Paramilitary Raids and the Innocent People They Victimized,” Alternet

“Why Are Police Unions Blocking Reform?” The New Yorker

“The USA as a Failed State: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me,’” Counterpunch

Battlefield America Is the New Normal: We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

Freedom for the Speech We Hate: The Legal Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest

We are witnessing a politically correct philosophy at play, one shared by both the extreme left and the extreme right, which aims to stifle all expression that doesn’t fit within their parameters of what they consider to be “acceptable” speech. There are all kinds of labels put on such speech—it’s been called politically incorrect speech, hate speech, offensive speech, and so on—but really, the message being conveyed is that you don’t have a right to express yourself if certain people or groups don’t like or agree with what you are saying.  Hence, we have seen the caging of free speech in recent years, through the use of so-called “free speech zones” on college campuses and at political events, the requirement of speech permits in parks and community gatherings, and the policing of online forums. Clearly, this elitist, monolithic mindset is at odds with everything for which America is supposed to stand.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video




Show Notes

James Madison, “FEDERALIST NO. 10 (1787)”

Benjamin Franklin, “Silence Dogood, No. 8,” The New-England Courant (Jul. 9, 1722)

 “Constitutional Q&A: The Right to Protest,” The Rutherford Institute

Second Amendment

 First Amendment

United States v. Schwimmer, U.S. Supreme Court (1929)

Texas v. Johnson, 491 US 397 - Supreme Court 1989

 DeJonge v. Oregon

 Lloyd Corp., Ltd. v. Tanner

 City of LaDue v. Gileo

 United States v. Grace

 Ward v. Rock Against Racism

 Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network of Western N.Y.

Snyder v. Phelps

Lewis v. Wilson

 Helms v. Zubaty

 Acosta v. City of Costa Mesa

 Gilles v. Blanchard

 Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Comm. Sch. Dist.

 Boardley v. U.S. Dept. of the Interior

 Forsyth County, Ga. v. Nationalist Movement

 Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham

 Thomas v. Chi. Park Dist.

 Hague v. Comm. for Indus. Org.

 Jones v. Parmley

 Cole v. Arkansas

 Chesney v. City of Jackson

United States v. Masciandaro

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, “Concealed Carry”

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, “Open Carry”

“Supreme Court Turns Down Case on Carrying Guns in Public,” The New York Times

“The Competing Messages:  The Protests; Demonstrators Steer Clear Of Their Designated Space,” The New York Times

“Chilling First Amendment Activity,” Medium

“Protesters Flood Streets, and Trump Offers a Measure of Praise,” The New York Times

“To fight bigotry and hate, don’t muzzle it. There’s a better way,” The Washington Post

Freedom for the Speech We Hate: The Legal Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

Tear Gas, Guns and Riot Squads: The Police State’s Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force

Forget everything you’ve ever been taught about free speech in America. It’s all a lie. There can be no free speech for the citizenry when the government speaks in a language of force. What is this language of force? Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality. This is not the language of freedom. This is not even the language of law and order. Unfortunately, this is how the government at all levels—federal, state and local—now responds to those who choose to exercise their First Amendment right to peacefully assemble in public and challenge the status quo.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

The Militarization of American Police, The Leonard Lopate Show

 “Police Are Using Military Weapons to Occupy Ferguson, Missouri,” Slate

Kettling

 “The lessons of Baltimore, and Ferguson, and too many places,” Los Angeles Times

“Victory in Unlawful Mass Arrest During 2004 RNC the Largest Protest Settlement in History,” NYCLU

“Militarized Police Are Cracking Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters,” The Nation

 “KKK rally peaceful, police tear gas protesters afterward,” C-Ville Weekly

“Protesters Surround KKK Gathering In Charlottesville,” NPR

“Right to protest also means freedom from militarized police,” USA Today

“Does military equipment lead police officers to be more violent? We did the research,” The Washington Post

“Will the Growing Militarization of Our Police Doom Community Policing?” COPS

“Police fire tear gas at crowd protesting Charlottesville KKK rally,” Roanoke Times

“‘Comply or Die’ policing must stop,” Daily KOS

“I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me,” The Washington Post

“Contempt of cop, America’s defiance revolution,” CBC News

“How To Break Up a Peaceful Protest Peacefully,” Forbes

Tear Gas, Guns and Riot Squads: The Police State’s Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

Government eyes are watching you. They see your every move: what you read, how much you spend, where you go, with whom you interact, when you wake up in the morning, what you’re watching on television and reading on the internet. Every move you make is being monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to see who you are or what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line. Indeed, simply by liking or sharing this article on Facebook or retweeting it on Twitter, you’re most likely flagging yourself as a potential renegade, revolutionary or anti-government extremist—a.k.a. terrorist. Yet whether or not you like or share this particular article, simply by reading it or any other articles related to government wrongdoing, surveillance, police misconduct or civil liberties is enough to get you categorized as a particular kind of person that needs to be spied on just in case you decide to challenge the government in any way. Chances are you have already been assigned a color-coded threat score—green, yellow or red—so police are forewarned about your potential inclination to be a troublemaker.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

“On whistleblowers and government threats of investigation,” The Guardian

 “The CIA is investing in firms that mine your Tweets and Instagram photos,” The Intercept

 “The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score,’” The Washington Post

 “Exposing Bush’s historic abuse of power,” Salon

 “Social Media Usage: 2005-2015,” Pew Research Center

 “Philip K. Dick Warned Us About the Internet of Things in 1969,” Slate

 “BCA agreed to FBI terms on secret cellphone tracking,” Star Tribune

 “Judge Gorsuch on arrrest warrants and Doppler radar devices,” The Washington Post

 “How many times have the cops photographed your license plate?” Washington Examiner

 “DEA using license-plate readers to take photos of US drivers, documents reveal,” The Guardian

 “9 Ways You’re Being Spied On Every Day,” The Huffington Post

 “New surveillance cameras will use computer eyes to find ‘pre crimes’ by detecting suspicious behaviour and calling for guards,” Daily Mail

 “A FINGERPRINT SCANNER THAT CAN CAPTURE PRINTS FROM 20 FEET AWAY,” Popular Science

 “Police radar gun that shows if you’re texting?” C-Net

 “First came the Breathalyzer, now meet the roadside police “textalyzer,”” Ars technica

 “DOJ budget seeks funds for police body cameras, immigration judges,” The Hill

 “A fight over access to video from LAPD body cameras is shaping up,” LA Times

 “Your Samsung SmartTV Is Spying on You, Basically,” The Daily Beast

 “FBI Taps Hacker Tactics to Spy on Suspects,” The Wall Street Journal

Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face

We have arrived, way ahead of schedule, into the dystopian future dreamed up by such science fiction writers as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Atwood and Philip K. Dick. Much like Orwell’s Big Brother in 1984, the government and its corporate spies now watch our every move. Much like Huxley’s A Brave New World, we are churning out a society of watchers who “have their liberties taken away from them, but … rather enjoy it, because they [are] distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing.” Much like Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the populace is now taught to “know their place and their duties, to understand that they have no real rights but will be protected up to a point if they conform, and to think so poorly of themselves that they will accept their assigned fate and not rebel or run away.” And in keeping with Philip K. Dick’s darkly prophetic vision of a dystopian police state—which became the basis for Steven Spielberg’s futuristic thriller Minority Report which was released 15 years ago—we are now trapped into a world in which the government is all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful, and if you dare to step out of line, dark-clad police SWAT teams and pre-crime units will crack a few skulls to bring the populace under control. All of these works of fiction—and the writers who inspired them—understood what many Americans, caught up in their partisan, flag-waving, zombified states, are still struggling to come to terms with: that there is no such thing as a government organized for the good of the people. Even the best intentions among those in government inevitably give way to the desire to maintain power and control at all costs.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

“Spielberg & Cruise & the Movies,” Roger Ebert

“Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump,” New York Times

“Minority Report holds up because it's about surveillance, not gadgets,” The Verge

“Minority Report’ Is 40 Years Ahead of Schedule: The Fictional World Has Become Reality,” The Rutherford Institute

You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

The government has become an expert in finding ways to sidestep what it considers “inconvenient laws” aimed at ensuring accountability and thereby bringing about government transparency and protecting citizen privacy. Indeed, it has mastered the art of stealth maneuvers and end-runs around the Constitution. It knows all too well how to hide its nefarious, covert, clandestine activities behind the classified language of national security and terrorism. And when that doesn’t suffice, it obfuscates, complicates, stymies or just plain bamboozles the public into remaining in the dark. Case in point: the National Security Agency has been diverting “internet traffic, normally safeguarded by constitutional protections, overseas in order to conduct unrestrained data collection on Americans.” It’s extraordinary rendition all over again, only this time it’s surveillance being outsourced instead of torture.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

“NSA's use of 'traffic shaping' allows unrestrained spying on Americans,” ZDNet

“More Than 50 Countries Helped the CIA Outsource Torture,” Wired

“File Says N.S.A. Found Way to Replace Email Program,” The New York Times

“Legal loopholes could allow wider NSA surveillance, researchers say,” CBS News

“NSA broke into Yahoo and Google data centers around world, report says,” CBS News

“NSA Ends Sept. 11-Era Surveillance Program,” NPR

“10 ways America has come to resemble a banana republic,” Salon

“Microsoft to follow Amazon into UK with cloud hosting service,” PC World

“Our Partners,” Domestic Surveillance Directorate

“The NSA is watching. So are Google and Facebook,” Los Angeles Times

“Dystopia, Digital Detoxes, And How 'Black Mirror' Helps Us Make Sense Of The Apple Watch,” Forbes

“Forget Credit Cards, Now You Can Pay With Your Eyes,” Smithsonian

“Rise of 'voiceprint' ID technology has privacy campaigners concerned,” The Guardian

“Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state,” Salon

“The Details About the CIA's Deal With Amazon,” The Atlantic

“ATT, Verizon, Sprint Are Paid Cash By NSA For Your Private Communications,” Forbes

“What You Need To Know About The NSA Reform Bill Passing Through Congress,” ThinkProgress

The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

American Horror Story: The Shameful Truth About the Government’s Secret Experiments

It’s easy to denounce the full-frontal horrors carried out by the scientific and medical community within a totalitarian regime such as Nazi Germany. However, what do you do with a government that claims to be a champion of human rights while allowing its agents to engage in the foulest and most despicable acts of torture, abuse and human experimentation? Mind you, the U.S. government has seldom had its citizens’ best interests at heart. The government didn’t have our best interests at heart when it passed laws subjecting us to all kinds of invasive searches and surveillance, and censoring our speech and stifling our expression. It didn’t have our best interests at heart when it turned America into a battlefield and transformed law enforcement agencies into extensions of the military. Certainly the government did not have our best interests at heart when it conducted secret experiments on an unsuspecting populace—citizens and noncitizens alike—making healthy people sick by spraying them with chemicals, injecting them with infectious diseases and exposing them to airborne toxins. Bottom line: a government that repeatedly lies, breaks the laws, overreaches its authority and abuses its power can’t be trusted.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

“Ugly past of U.S. human experiments uncovered,” Associated Press

“NAZI MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS,” U.S. Holocaust Museum

“Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race,” NPR

“The Legacy of the CIA’s Secret LSD Experiments on America,” Time

“The Department of Homeland Security Will Test Bioterror Airflow in New York Subway System,” New York Magazine

“Spray-On DNA "Barcode" Tracks Harmful Chemicals,” Inside Science

“DNAtrax tracks tainted food with molecular bar code,” Gizmag

“DHS: A wasteful, growing, fear-mongering beast,” The Washington Post

“Secret Testing in the United States,” PBS

“When Prince Took on Reagan—And Chemtrails,” Daily Beast

“'One of the largest human experiments in history' was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco,” Business Insider

“President Obama Orders Behavioral Experiments On American Public,” Daily Caller

 American Horror Story: The Shameful Truth About the Government’s Secret Experiments

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

Execution by Firing Squad: The Militarized Police State Opens Fire

Legally owning a gun in America could get you killed by a government agent. While it still technically remains legal to own a firearm in America, possessing one can now get you pulled over, searched, arrested, subjected to all sorts of surveillance, treated as a suspect without ever having committed a crime, shot at and killed. This same rule does not apply to government agents, however, who are armed to the hilt and rarely given more than a slap on the wrists for using their weapons to shoot and kill American citizens.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

“Police Shooting Innocent People Is One of the Most Common Forms of Gun Violence—It's Time We Understood That,” AlterNet

Tom Jackson, “Gun owner unarmed, unwelcome in Maryland,” The Tampa Tribune

Wynton Hall, “Washington State Bill to Search Gun Owner Homes First Introduced in 2005,” Breitbart

Jonathan Turley, “ACLU Files On Behalf Of Gun Owner Abusively Arrested By Philadelphia Police,” Jonathan Turley

David Sherfinski, “NRA: Federal surveillance policies could lead to gun registry,” Washington Times

Claire Healey, “NEW SMARTPHONE APP INVADES GUN OWNERS’ PRIVACY,” American Spectator

“U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in Second Amendment Case, Refuses to Prohibit Police from Using Lawful Gun Ownership as a Trigger for ‘No-Knock’ Police Raids,” The Rutherford Institute

Christopher Ingraham, “1 in 13 people killed by guns are killed by police,” The Washington Post

David French, “The Philando Castile Verdict Was a Miscarriage of Justice,” National Review

“Police Fatally Shoot Man During Traffic Stop, Aftermath Video Posted,” CBS Local

Mark Joseph Stern, “Appeals Court: Officer Who Shot and Killed Innocent Man in His Own Home Cannot Be Sued,” Slate

David French, “A Sad Supreme Court Case Highlights the Need for Smarter Second Amendment Jurisprudence,” National Review

Tom Jackson, “Gun owner unarmed, unwelcome in Maryland,” The Tampa Tribune

Adam Liptak, “A Liberal Case for Gun Rights Sways Judiciary,” The New York Times

Eloise Lee and Robert Johnson, “The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets,” Business Insider

“Request for Quote for Ammunition,” Federal Business Opportunities

Michael Shank and Elizabeth Beavers, “America’s police are looking more and more like the military,” The Guardian

Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear, “Obama to ‘Put Everything I’ve Got’ Into Gun Control,” New York Times

Robert Johnson, “11 Incredible Weapons That Only America Has,” Business Insider

Thomas Jefferson, “Thomas Jefferson, Resolutions Relative to the Alien and Sedition Acts”

 Adam Gabbatt and Jon Swaine, “Times Square car crash driver told New York police he 'heard voices,'” The Guardian

Laurel Wamsley, “White Supremacist Charged With Killing 2 In Portland, Ore., Knife Attack,” NPR

Joseph Straw In Washington , Rocco Parascandola , Bev Ford And Chelsia Rose Marcius In Boston AND Larry Mcshane, “Bombs at Boston Marathon were made from pressure cookers and ball bearings,” NY Daily News

Awr Hawkins, “Study: Concealed Carry Saves Lives, Assault Weapon Ban Ineffective,” Breitbart

Kevin Carson, “Some Observations on the Gun Control Debate,” Counter Punch

Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, Hitler’s Table Talk 1941 – 1944: His Private Conversations

Execution by Firing Squad: The Militarized Police State Opens Fire

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

The Futility of an Armed Revolt: There Will Be No Second American Revolution

What we are now experiencing is a civil war, devised and instigated in part by the U.S. government. The outcome for this particular conflict is already foregone: the police state wins. The objective: compliance and control. The strategy: destabilize the economy through endless wars, escalate racial tensions, polarize the populace, heighten tensions through a show of force, intensify the use of violence, and then, when all hell breaks loose, clamp down on the nation for the good of the people and the security of the nation.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

 “Officials prepare for convention security here,” The Philadelphia Inquirer

“FBI AND POLICE ARE KNOCKING ON ACTIVISTS’ DOORS AHEAD OF REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION,” The Intercept

“Gov’t Amasses Riot Police, Military Gear, And Opens Makeshift Prisons To Prepare For RNC,” MintPress News

“Cleveland activists wary of city plans to process thousands of arrests,” Reuters

“Report: Military may have to quell domestic violence from economic collapse,” Raw Story

“Remember the DHS Right Wing Extremist Report?” Daily KOS

“DHS Reports: Greatest Threat Is Domestic Right-Wing Extremism, Not ISIS,” FOX News Insider

“EPA, FDA stocking up on body armor during President Obama’s watch,” The Washington Times

“DHS ‘fusion centers’ portrayed as pools of ineptitude and civil liberties intrusions,” The Washington Post

“The 24 ways we're tracked on a regular basis reveal something disturbing about the future,” Tech Insider

“Why Operation Jade Helm 15 is freaking out the Internet — and why it shouldn’t be,” The Washington Post

“Covert warfare coming to Texas sparks some fears of federal takeover,” Houston Chronicle

“I thought he was going to shoot me.’ Unsuspecting middle school students terrified by active shooter drill,” The Washington Post

“Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith,” (November 13, 1787)

“DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat,” CNN

“NSA surveillance exposed,” CBS News

“Blacklisted,” The Intercept

“The Growing Right-Wing Terror Threat,” The New York Times

“Why the police in Baton Rouge look like they’re dressed for war,” The Washington Post

The Futility of an Armed Revolt: There Will Be No Second American Revolution

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

 

Lynching Free Speech: The Intolerant State of America

The temperature is rising all across the nation. The “winter of our discontent” has given way to an overheated, sweltering summer in which shouting matches are skating dangerously close to becoming physical altercations. What most Americans don’t realize however is that the government has been anticipating and preparing for civil unrest for years now, as evidenced by the build-up of guns and tanks and militarized police and military training drills and threat assessments and extremism reports and surveillance systems and private prisons. The government doesn’t care about who you voted for in the presidential election or whether you think the Civil War was fought over states’ rights versus slavery. It doesn’t care about your race or gender or religion or sexual orientation. When the police state cracks down, it will not discriminate.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Show Notes

Condoleezza Rice argues tearing down slave owners’ statues is ‘sanitizing’ history

When the Nazis Come Marching In

Confederate monuments, more than 700 across USA, aren't budging

Protests over Confederate statue shake Charlottesville, Virginia

The White-Supremacist Lineage of a Yale College

Federal officials grapple with how to display Confederate flag

Report: Military may have to quell domestic violence from economic collapse

Nat Hentoff, Living the Bill of Rights: How to Be an Authentic American

The Age of Intolerance

Been called a 'snowflake'? The 'it' new insult

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

George Orwell, 1984

Lynching Free Speech: The Intolerant State of America

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

The FBI: The Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich

With every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany’s playbook: Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. Indefinite detention. These are not tactics used by constitutional republics, where the rule of law and the rights of the citizenry should reign supreme. Rather, they are the hallmarks of authoritarian regimes, where the only law that counts comes in the form of heavy-handed, unilateral dictates from a supreme ruler who uses a secret police to control the populace. That danger is now posed by the FBI, whose laundry list of crimes against the American people includes surveillance, disinformation, blackmail, entrapment, intimidation tactics, harassment, governmental overreach, abuse, misconduct, trespassing, enabling criminal activity, and damaging private property, and that’s just based on what we know.

*Follow us here at Newsbud Twitter

**Subscribe here at BFP-Newsbud YouTube Channel

***Free Newsletter Subscription at The Rutherford Institute

***Follow John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute on Facebook

Watch Episode Preview

Watch Members Only Full Episode Here

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to see the full video





Featured Video MP3 Audio Clip

***Subscribing Members must be logged in to listen to the audio


Editor's notation:
There is an inadvertent reference in this episode to Herbert Hoover instead of J. Edgar Hoover as FBI Director.

Show Notes

Robert Gellately: Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Paul Craig Roberts: Gestapo America

Dr. Rafael Medoff: “The American Papers that Praised Hitler”

Christopher Hitchens: “Imagining Hitler”

Eric Lichtblau: “In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis”

How Thousands Of Nazis Were ‘Rewarded’ With Life In The U.S.

The U.S. Government Turned Away Thousands of Jewish Refugees, Fearing That They Were Nazi Spies

How U.S. intelligence agencies used 1,000 Nazis as Cold War spies — then covered it up

SS Police State

The FBI Walks a Perilous Line Between Surveillance and Outright Spying

FBI program instructs teachers to report radical students

The FBI: An American Cheka

Robert Gellately: Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Monitoring America

Employers can use FBI database for real-time background checks

James Comey: Statement Before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

How Hitler suspended the right to mail and telephone privacy

U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

The Gestapo Still Sets the Bar for Evil

Department of Pre-Crime

The Gestapo is Born

While Nixon Campaigned, the F.B.I. Watched John Lennon

Hitler’s Silent Partners

The FBI: The Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute