An Empire Strikes Home Part Four

November 9th, 2011 * Reposted at Oath Keepers on July 20, 2016

An Empire Strikes Home



Part One:

SWAT killing of Marine Jose Guerena at his home – false publicity campaign initially put forth by Pima County Sheriff Department in wake of the killing – point-blank lies about Jose Guerena shooting at the SWAT team members as they burst open his door – my premise that the SWAT killing of Guerena was the publicly visible tip of the spear of a Federal policy which is now threatening the Constitution for the united States of America.

Part Two:

In Part Two we looked at the militarization of our peace officer community and domestic military deployment. We brought up DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and then-Secretary of Defense William Cohen’s infamous speech of 1999, “Welcome To A Grave New World”.

We looked at the National Institute of Justice report on merging the military with law enforcement (1997).    Then we introduced a concept which has been around since the 1990s but which the mainstream media somehow has forgotten to share with the public – “OOTW”.  That stands for “Operations Other Than War”, and it is a transition of the military mission from one of national defense into one of “peace keeping” and “crowd control” and “police work”.  It also includes psychological operations.  We also brought into the fray a now-defunct neo-con slice of madness called the Project for a New American Century (which has now taken down their website).  We referred readers to The Report From Iron Mountain. These concepts go toward building an understanding of a philosophy of statist authoritarianism as coming at us now from the Federal government.

Part Three:

In Part Three we covered something called “UW” – Unconventional Warfare, which ties in with “OOTW” as seen in Part Two.  We discovered “Irregular Warfare” (IW).  We learned that psy-ops warriors are expected to use “terrorists” and other criminal types as “surrogates” in psy-ops. (Think: Oklahoma City Bombing and the attacks of 9/11/2001.) We learned that OOTW, UW, and IW all involve psychological operations and can include Black Operations, covert ops, and unspeakable crimes committed with Presidential blessings so long as the President enjoys “plausible deniability” in case they were exposed (as in the Bay of Pigs fiasco, one of CIA’s biggest flops which blew-back in Kennedy’s face).

Part Four:

In Part Four we’re looking at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and their interface with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the White House.

Part Five:

An intimate look at the tormented soul of Daryl Johnson, author of the ill-fated April 07, 2009, leaked DHS report which cost him his position at DHS and embarrassed Janet Napolitano; and my conclusion.



An Empire Strikes Home _ Part Four

The ADL / DHS / SPLC Interface


Jose Guerena

A Psychology Behind Psy-Ops

For Oath Keepers the war was on before the organization was even born. I refer to Psychological Warfare (Psy-War). Specifically I refer to a type of psy-war which was aggressively mounted against Oath Keepers by organized and subsidized private-sector think-tanks before Oath Keepers incorporated.

Oath Keepers held its first muster on Lexington Green on April 19, 2009, having been invited by Walter Reddy and his Committees of Safety to participate in celebrating the spark which ignited the American Revolution. Walter Reddy knew the power in the Oath and wanted Oath Keepers to attend his event.

But prior to April 19, 2009, occurred two important psy-op leaks of powerful Department of Homeland Security documents, the first happening in February (the MIAC report) and the other happening in April, a direct DHS report. [1&2 in notes below]

The New American published in late November of 2009 an article decrying this, entitled –

ADL Joins the Official Effort Against “Anti-Government Extremism [3]

We read there:

This year, too, we have seen the appearance of attacks on “right-wing extremism” and potential “home grown terrorism” courtesy first of the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) — which released a list of terrorist-watch groups that included military veterans, political constitutionalists, and other “right-wing” political elements — and then the Department of Homeland Security itself, which was behind the creation of the MIAC watch list.

Also mentioned in regard to subversive elements were both “third party” presidential candidates, Bob Barr of the Libertarian Party and Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party, as well as a sitting Congressman and former Republican Party presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas). The MIAC report, widely distributed over the Internet, was quickly withdrawn under the implied threat of a federal lawsuit.

On November 16, the Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’rith released the latest of these broadsides against anyone perceived as being “right-wing” under the title “Rage Grows in America: Anti-Government Conspiracies.” [4]

The ADL’s report had this to say about Oath Keepers, to whom ADL devoted a special page:

The Oath Keepers

One manifestation of the ideology of resistance to the government was the creation of the Oath Keepers group in March 2009. Formed by Stewart Rhodes, a Nevada lawyer and sculptor and former staffer for Representative Ron Paul, the Oath Keepers is a group that deliberately targets police officers and military personnel for recruitment into the anti-government movement. Its basic pitch is to remind such people that they swore an oath to defend the Constitution “from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” and to suggest that now is the time to live up to that oath by resisting an allegedly tyrannical government. “Such a time is near at hand again,” declares the Web page of the Oath Keepers. “The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of the military and police.” The Oath Keepers refuse to cooperate with the “tyrannical government” by making a declaration that there are certain “orders” from superiors that they will refuse to obey.

The “orders” the Oath Keepers refuse reveal their extreme conspiratorial mindset, because the “orders” are not instructions ever likely to be actually handed down by Obama or his officials; instead, they are reflective of the anti-government conspiracy theories embraced by the extreme right. The first “order,” for example, that they refuse to follow is any order “to disarm the American people.” They also pledge to disobey any order to impose martial law or to support foreign troops on American soil. The other “orders” they refuse to follow are of a similar sort.

The Oath Keepers are essentially a new version of a similar 1990s group, Police Against the New World Order, started by retired police officer Jack McLamb (who endorsed the Oath Keepers in March 2009 on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ radio show). Indeed, in a message posted to the Oath Keepers’ Web site and “recommended” by Stewart Rhodes, one member using the pseudonym Elias Alias claimed that the United States was currently ruled by an “imposter government” and warned against the encroachment of a “New World Order.”

-end quoted passages-

So that is what the ADL had to say about Oath Keepers in November of 2009 in a report entitled “Rage Grows in America: AntiGovernment Conspiracies”.  (I will go into the question of whether there is or isn’t a “New World Order” in a separate article.)

But what about the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)? They have an attitude about Oath Keepers also, it would seem. There is this from Intelligence Report, Fall 2009, Issue Number:  135 [5]

Quoting from the SPLC’s article:

And on the site in Lexington, Mass., where the opening shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in 1775, members of Oath Keepers, a newly formed group of law enforcement officers, military men and veterans, “muster” on April 19 to reaffirm their pledge to defend the U.S. Constitution. “We’re in perilous times … perhaps far more perilous than in 1775,” says the man administering the oath. April 19 is the anniversary not only of the battle of Lexington Green, but also of the 1993 conflagration at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and the lethal bombing two years later of the Oklahoma City federal building — seminal events in the lore of the extreme right, in particular the antigovernment Patriot movement….

Swearing at the Government

Oath Keepers, the military and police organization that was formed earlier this year and held its April muster on Lexington Green, may be a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival. Members vow to fulfill the oaths to the Constitution that they swore while in the military or law enforcement. “Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders,” the group says. Oath Keepers lists 10 orders its members won’t obey, including two that reference U.S. concentration camps.

That same pugnacious attitude was on display after conservatives attacked an April report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that suggested a resurgence of radical right-wing activity was under way. “We will not fear our government; they will fear us,” one man, who appeared to be on active duty in the Army, said in an angry video sent to the Oath Keepers blog. In another video at the site, a man who said he was a former Army paratrooper in Afghanistan and Iraq described President Obama as “an enemy of the state,” adding, “I would rather die than be a slave to my government.” The Oath Keepers site soon began hawking T-shirts with slogans like “I’m a Right Wing Extremist and Damn Proud of It!”

In April, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes — a Yale Law School graduate and former aide to U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (a Texas Republican and hard-line libertarian) — worried about a coming dictatorship. “We know that if the day should come where a full-blown dictatorship would come, or tyranny … it can only happen if those men, our brothers in arms, go along and comply with unconstitutional, unlawful orders,” Rhodes told conspiracy-minded radio host Alex Jones. “Imagine if we focus on the police and military. Game over for the New World Order.”

-end quoted passages-

So the SPLC is on record (along with ADL) as declaring that Oath Keepers is an “anti-government” organization with leanings toward “conspiracy theories”.  They sometimes include the term “extremist” when speaking of Oath Keepers.  Both insinuate that “conspiracy theories” are “anti-government”, and both mention the grand-daddy of all conspiracy theories – that there is a cabal of devoted world-level power brokers in economics and politics who are working in concert to organize a world government which would possess a superior authority over the Constitutions of each and every nation-state on earth including America – that is in essence the New World Order conspiracy theory.  Friends of the Federal government pooh-pooh that idea as impossible. Oath Keepers sees it as self-evident.

Earlier in October 2011 I received a phone call from the SPLC and was asked if, in my opinion, Oath Keepers is “anti-government”. I assured the gentleman over the phone that Oath Keepers is one of America’s premier pro-government organizations, because we focus on the Article VI mandate of the Oath, which is sworn to the Constitution that created the Federal government. Without the Constitution there is no Federal government, and if Oath Keepers is teaching soldiers and peace officers about that Constitution, then obviously we are securing the very existence of the Federal government. One simply cannot get any more pro-government than that.

I further explained that Oath Keepers is against corruption and criminality within government, and that like all good Americans we expect our Federal government to operate within the dictates of its founding legal charter, the Constitution. That is not “anti-government”; instead, it is pro-government patriotism of the highest order.

That should not be too difficult for the average cretin to grasp, but it may have gone over the gentleman’s head – we’ll see when SPLC publishes their interview as part of some upcoming new report. (I did not ask the gentleman when it was due to be published.)

So we should sum up at this point that Oath Keepers has been associated in published articles by private sector think-tanks as being “anti-government conspiracy theorists” who believe in a real threat by a nebulous conglomerate of political and economic power-players who fancy themselves the drive train for the New World Order.  We are branded as potential terrorists for asking questions which government could answer but refuses to answer, and, further, we are spotlighted for increased police surveillance as individuals of interest to the government – because we’ve discovered that our government is in bed with a massively powerful criminal group of foreigners who share ownership in the Federal Reserve System, Inc., which creates debt for the government (allegedly to fulfill its budgetary mandates), while holding the taxpayer liable for that debt plus its interest. The interest will go to the invisible owners – that’s right, we do not know who owns the Federal Reserve. We do know who created the thing back in 1910, thanks largely to the work of G. Edward Griffin.

Further, the Government Accountability Office has issued its first report after the first year of auditing the Federal Reserve System, Inc.  In that report we learn that – but wait – please note: I must repeat this – this report is from the government’s Government Accountability office and is credible – the Fed generated more than sixteen trillion dollars in new currency which was then given to their banking co-conspirators. As you will read in this article on the report from the Government Accountability Office –

They created sixteen trillion dollars out of thin air, backed it with U.S. debt which you and I will be expected to pay, and gave the money to themselves.

And if the little people, the poor people, the disenchanted youth or the disillusioned Veterans, camp outside their door to protest, they call forth the long arm of the law, for the elite must maintain the appearance of control, must keep people down, must contain the voice of dissent.

And if the middle-class people cry out about it on the Internet, using a Tea Party coalition of un-organized resistance, the elite make use of incredible secret government agencies to monitor and manipulate that consciousness using the threat of secret government pre-crime “war-on-terror tactics”, including psy-ops paid for by tax dollars, to cause anyone to have to put at risk one’s home, career, family, and even one’s life for daring to oppose their lie with truth-telling on the Internet.

We’ve known it all along. Now the Federal government has proven it for all to see. The people who operate the Federal Reserve System, Inc.,  made the money from nothing, devaluing the Dollar in the process, backed the newly-created money with public debt, and gave it to themselves. They had to. Otherwise, if they did not do it, their House of Cards would “all fall down”, and what they’ve worked for for over three hundred years would suddenly disappear in defeat, and you and I would once again, in the American tradition of personal sovereignty, autonomy, freedom and individual responsibility, be the rulers of our lives.

-end quoted passages-

To know this is to become a conspiracy theorist, at least it is so in the eyes of DHS. [To my view it is to become a conspiracy factologist.] And since DHS now over-rides all law enforcement as well as parallel military activity, the proclamations by ADL and SPLC establishes in the public mind that there could not possibly be such a thing as a “conspiracy factologist”. Nope. We’ve been branded as “theorists”, and cannot possibly believe in conspiracy fact.  The biggest fan, and best-paying supporter of those orgs could be the U.S. Federal government, which by its very nature enjoys employing mental manipulation among the masses.

Let’s note, while on the topic of conspiracy theories, what the Obama Cabinet thinks of conspiracy theorists. But remember while reading this next bit, what SPLC and ADL said above –

The ‘orders’ the Oath Keepers refuse reveal their extreme conspiratorial mindset, because the ‘orders’ are not instructions ever likely to be actually handed down by Obama or his officials; instead, they are reflective of the anti-government conspiracy theories embraced by the extreme right.”

So a brief look at Cass Sunstein, who is a major player in policy studies and represents the Obama Administration, is in order:

To get a glimpse of one sample of how Govlish operates in psy-war zones of mentality, here is one of many famous ‘Cass Sunstein’ blurts – get it here:

Government is faced with suppliers of conspiracy theories, and might aim at least in part to persuade, debias, or silence those suppliers. However, those two players are competing for the hearts and minds of third parties, especially the mass audience of the uncommitted.Expanding the cast further, one may see the game as involving four players: government officials, conspiracy theorists, mass audiences, and independent experts – such as mainstream scientists or the editors of Popular Mechanics – whom government attempts to enlist to give credibility to its rebuttal efforts.

(Without getting too far aside I would like to note that the Popular Mechanics article debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories was a major flop, a laughing stock full of holes and empirical nonsense and has been rejected by science. It is a classic example of dis-information, pure propaganda. One of Michael Chertov’s closest kin was brought in to oversee that report.)

Now note Sunstein’s   phraseology – “the mass audience of the uncommitted.” That is his Govlish way of naming the battle-field, the mass mind of the nation, the “group mind”, the collective consciousness. Remember – this guy is working at the White House level.

But Sunstein was being warmly poetic in that abstract screed. For a look at what’s behind the Govlish rhetoric hidden in his words one can read this passage by Sunstein – and please remember, this guy is Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs –

[W]e suggest a distinctive tactic for breaking up the hard core of extremists who supply conspiracy theories: cognitive infiltration of extremist groups, whereby government agents or their allies (acting either virtually or in real space, and either openly or anonymously) will undermine the crippled epistemology of believers by planting doubts about the theories and stylized facts that circulate within such groups, thereby introducing beneficial cognitive diversity. (Page 219, “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures.” (J. Political Philosophy, 7 [2009], 202-227.)

We will look more closely at the government’s interest in “hard core extremists who supply conspiracy theories” as we go along.

So we see that SPLC, ADL, and the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs all agree that this conspiracy theory madness is anti-government. But what about the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)? We can turn to Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center

Many readers will want to read that entire article and share it with friends and neighbors.

Quoting Tom DeWeese:

Consider the following facts:

Item: In 2009, The DHS issued a report entitled “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

That official document of an agency of the United States government said

“Right-wing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movement, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

Item: Two weeks later, the DHS released a second report entitled: “Domestic Extremism Lexicon,”designed to provide specific definitions of just who may be Right wing extremists.

That report labeled the following types of persons to be extremists, bordering on terrorism:

  • Those concerned over our economy, loss of jobs, or foreclosures;
  • are antagonistic toward the Obama Administration;
  • criticize free trade programs;
  • are anti-abortion;
  • oppose same sex marriage;
  • believe in the “end times;”
  • stock pile food;
  • oppose illegal immigration;
  • oppose a New World Order;
  • oppose the UN;
  • oppose global governance;
  • fear of Communist regimes;
  • oppose loss of US manufacturing to overseas nations;
  • oppose loss of US prestige; and
  • use the internet (or alternative media) to express any of these ideas.

(end quote)

Skipping further down Tom DeWeese’s article we read  (quoting)

Item: in the Spring of 2010, the Department of Homeland Security organized a “Countering Violent Extremism Working Group.” This is an advisory council given the task of creating a plan to reach out to local law enforcement and community activists for training to respond to potential violence and terrorist threat.

Leafing through the report one gets the distinct impression that the plan is basically a “turn in your neighbor,” neighborhood- watch approach. It talks extensively of “sharing” information, along with “training, training, training.”

Training for what? To identify potential terrorists, of course. And who are those potential terrorist? A look at the members of the working group offers a clue.

While the group includes several public officials and law enforcement officials from around the nation, and it also includes Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and unindicted co-conspirator in a case concerning the funding of Muslim terrorist organizations.

And the working group member list also includes Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In addition, as one of the “Subject Matter Experts,” it lists Laurie Wood, an analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center and an instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

That training center is run by the Southern Poverty Law Center and is one of the most visible direct links between DHS, the Fusion Centers and SPLC.

Law enforcement agencies actually send their personnel to these training classes to gain Federal Law Enforcement Training Center certification.

-end quoted passages- [emphasis in original]

We’ve heard from the ADL, the SPLC, the White House and now the Department of Homeland Security, all of which are singing in four-part harmony the same sick stanza of totalitarian government control protecting an imposter government from public dissent.  And using the force of government to sustain the oppression.  ADL, SPLC, Sunstein, and DHS make up a single-minded group singing the same song. But are there any more voices to join in on the chorus?

Well, actually, yes. Here is a doozie, one who should be main-string first-chair in the quartet, as he is sort of a pioneer in the exploitation of paranoid thinking encased in Fedgov memology.  Ever hear of –

Daryl Johnson?

Continued in Part Five –


1) MIAC report in February 2009:

2) DHS leak of April 07 2009:

3) The New American

4) a.


5) SPLC’s hit piece in the Fall of 2009: The Second Wave: Evidence Grows Of Far-Right Militia Resurgence

6) The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives

by Zbigniew Brzezinski; copyright 1997 by Zbigniew K. Brzezinski; published by Basic Books, a division of Perseus Books Group; ISBN: (cloth: 0-465-02725-3) (paper: 0-465-02726-1).

Additional Reading: The Atlantic:

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