Investigating Journalist Jon Rappoport
January 17, 2011
Drug taker with weapons. Irrational outbursts. Was on the police radar for some time. People were scared of him. One ex-girlfriend says she thinks he'd been faking mental illness.
Liberal media straining—to the point of hernia—to tie him into: right-wing radio, the Tea Party, Arizona immigration law, “uncivil national discourse.”
But no evidence offered.
Hillary labels him an “extremist.”
Obama's largely irrelevant, misdirected, and self-serving speech lauded by liberal media as a masterpiece.
A few legislators foam at the mouth, want a bill outlawing “incendiary speech” against politicians. Sure. Let's all opt for rainbows and gentle purring. Bring in the thought police. Set up a Dictionary Task Force and a list of words you may not utter.
Congressman Peter King wants a law banning firearms in the vicinity of a politician. Drag the TSA into it and they can feel up millions of citizens who don't even fly.
And of course, we have the standard liberal cry to take away guns from everyone except cops and criminals.
Psychiatrists use these occasions to stump for “early detection” of mental illness. They issue lists of warning signs, extol treatment, and in general make ignorant people think mental illness is all around them. It's good for business—the business of psychiatry.
The NY Daily News publishes photos of a backyard “satanic shrine” behind Loughner's house. One independent commentator is calling him a Jewish liberal satanist.
Loughner was into heavy metal. Maybe that makes him a drug-taking Jewish liberal satanic heavy metal freak.
Therefore, which group can we connect him with, so we can call him a representative of that group and smear the whole group?
Heavy metal people? Jews? Liberals? Drug heads? Satanists?
Just as the Oklahoma Bombing occurred at the moment when the militias and the patriot movement were on the rise, and just as the president (Clinton) used the occasion to tell the American people to “come home to the government,” we now have a crime that's being used to turn the people away from the Tea Party and conservatism in general. Suddenly, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Michael Savage and others are the real reason Loughner went on a killing spree at the Safeway.
Meanwhile, there is supposed to be something called a crime investigation going on, prior to prosecution.
In particular, what was Loughner doing during the weeks prior to the shooting? Who was he talking to? What plans was he making? Did he and Congresswoman Giffords know each other?
Will local police or FBI dig into that period of time, or will they brush it off because they already have enough witnesses to go to trial?
Normally, unless there is a compelling reason to think the suspect had help or was part of a group effort, the investigation cuts corners.
And there is no reason to assume law enforcement, in this case, will extend their net even more widely and look into less obvious connections Loughner may have had.
Lougner's court-appointed attorney, Judy Clarke, a passionate foe of the death penalty, will do everything she can to keep her client off death row. She has succeeded with several high-profile clients: Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber; Zacararias Moussaoui; and Eric Rudolph, the Olympics bomber.
Was Lougner seeing a psychiatrist? Had he ever seen one? Did he ever receive a drug prescription for, say, depression? Was he on one of the SSRI meds—which can cause violent behavior—within the last year of the shooting?
Police tend to avoid that area.
The Democrats are trying to use the killings to fortify their voter base and reel in independent voters for the 2012 election. “Well, we knew something like this would happen, sooner or later, with all the hate speech on right-wing talk radio.”
So far, I'd say it's not working. Connecting Loughner to the political right comes across as a transparent piece of campaigning. But fear is a hard thing to assess. Many Americans might feel that, somehow, Loughner is, in fact, a symptom of “the national polarity produced by right-wing pundits.”
On January 8, at 4:09PM, Dan Gibson posted some Loughner material on The Range, a Tucson weekly. Words from the accused killer. They are weird exercises in logic, combined with disjointed comments about “a new currency” and “a rare bird” sitting on his shoulder. There are also a few oblique remarks about government and language.
I would speculate that drugs played a part in Lougner's statements. There have been reports that he took a plant drug called salvia, which is hallucinogenic and, in high doses, quite disturbing to some people. It produces a sense of spatial dislocation. Combined with Lougner's practice of what he calls “conscience dreaming,” he could easily have become unhinged.
Reading over the Lougner quotes, one can imagine that this is the sort of language that could be provoked by mind-control experiments, but on the other hand, the statements could simply have been the product of a flipped-out person.
One important takeaway from all this chaos—the public is being trained to infer that anyone who “speaks oddly” or who has off-center ideas is a potentially dangerous criminal. This claim has been a common thread through assassinations: JFK, RFK. It was present with the Virginia Tech shooter, the Unabomber, the Columbine shooter, and other killers.
“Watch out for people around you who aren't normal, who have odd things to say. Watch out for people who are loners, who stray from the average. Watch out for people who propose different realities. Watch out for people who criticize the government.”
This in itself is mass programing; this is mind control being exercised on the public, to keep people in line.
Psychiatrists are trotted out to make authoritative statements about disorders and abnormal behavior, and their potential connection to violence.
At a time when people are experiencing dislocation and pain themselves, because the economy has sunk to new lows, when people are becoming depressed and angry about their lives and the failure of the government to take real actions that will stimulate a recovery, we are strongly advised to walk straight ahead and behave.
Submit; don't stray off course. Conform. Don't think outside the consensus.
This is the program.
“See what happens when an individual tries to step outside ordinary reality? He becomes a murderer. This is what waits for anyone who fails to think in the same way that his neighbor thinks.”
This is a form of social engineering, and it is being worked hard at this moment.
The propagandists are the foot soldiers of Consensus Reality. Their job is to express shock, disdain, and criticism at what is essentially any departure “from what we all know” is acceptable thought and behavior.
Their job is to scare Americans straight. Straight into a mold of obedience.
Loughner, by implication, is a symbol. A symbol of what can happen to you if you begin to think for yourself.
No one comes out and says this, of course. But it's there.
Television commentators exude a sense that they know what normal behavior is all about: “this is the America we all inhabit.” Therefore, they can also, by implication, judge what thoughts or statements constitute a departure from the average—and these are what we must avoid.
It's preposterous, of course. But it has an effect on the public.
To bolster this piece of social engineering, psychiatrists appear and cite statistics about millions of people who have a mental disorder and need treatment. The figures are cooked. They're extrapolated from definitions of “mental imbalance” dreamed up by committees, in order to sell psychotropic medications.
This is the medicalization of society.
Finally, as many have observed, the coming-together moment in Tucson after the shooting wasn't a memorial, it was an event. The White House put it on: “Together We Thrive—Tucson and America.” T-shirts carried the message, and signs were placed on seats for Obama's speech.
To say this was in bad taste is an egregious understatement. Why didn't they just call it a campaign whistle stop? Stunning.
And don't forget, the administration wants to squash the Arizona immigration law. They want to wire citizens of that state to the federal government, rather than to their own state government. In that light, could the meaning of the “event slogan” be any clearer?
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The White House, with the assistance of the press, wants to plant a suggestion in the public mind: “Arizona? That's the crazy state that's taking the law into its own hands. They want to stop immigration. They're gun-toting right-wing crazies. And look what happened? One of their own spun out of control and killed a federal judge and almost killed a Congresswoman and killed a nine-year-old girl. This isn't America. This isn't what America means. Come home to the federal government.”
You want to talk about bulls eyes and targets and cross-hairs? The state of Arizona is directly in the White House's propaganda sights.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
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Jon Rappoport has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize early in his career, Jon has published articles on medical fraud, politics, alternative health, and sports in LA Weekly, CBS Healthwatch, Spin, Stern, and other magazines and newspapers in the US and Europe.
He is the is author of several books, including The Secret Behind Secret Societies and The Magic Agent (a novel).
Jon is the author of a new course for home schoolers, LOGIC AND ANALYSIS.
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