Wednesday, July 7, 2010

BP media lock down is a US Corporatocracy

The law enforcement agencies are colluding with BP to intimidate journalists.   
Anderson Cooper has given a report on this story.  The story revolves around Lance Rosenfield - ProPulblica.org alternative media reporter.  Taking picture of a BP refinery, in full public view, while on public road he was survealed and followed by the local constabulary to a local gas station where the law enforcement officials demanded to 'look at' his photos.  As this transpired, a BP security officer arrived  with an official from the Homeland Security offices.  They began to intimidate Mr. Rosenfield.  As a member of the press he refused to give access of to his story and the evidence of it until the collective goon squad threatened to incarcerate him, citing the Patriot Act.  Mr. Rosenfield relented under this threat and gave up the photo's he had just taken.  As the impromptu interrogation continued, a BP security goon asked Mr. Rosenfield for his personal information... he, very rightly, refused to.  So! The police turned it over to the BP security goon. 
As he related the incident on CNN
"The BP -- the BP security guard showed up at that point and asked me for my personal information, and I declined, because he's a corporate security guard. And he turned to the police officer, who then turned over all my personal information. And I protested. I said I didn't understand under what legal -- what legal grounds he was able to give him my personal information."
The reporter, O'Brien, then asks him: "So, when you asked him, what did he say?
Lance replies, "He didn't give an answer. He said, well, we can -- we're going to do it anyway, whether you like it or not. And we can call our Homeland Security officer, Tom Robison, to come down here and explain it. But, you know, this is what I'm going to do anyway. And he didn't give me an answer. And then he did call Tom Robison. ...this Homeland Security officer came, Tom Robison, it seemed like his only point of being there was to intimidate me."

This is an example of local law enforcement and Homeland Security working FOR British Petroleum.  It is "police state tactics" and in the name of a corporation that is out to harm the citizens of the United States... given authority by our government (ah, yeah, that would be the administration under President Barack Obama) to do so.  To cover up the depth and destruction and ongoing poisoning of our shores and our inland water tables by BP.  Under the eye of Admiral Thad Allen.  
[If you pick up a professional camera and start snapping photos of a BP refinery, or a BP cleanup vessel, or a beach with an oil boom on it, you risk being followed, detained, questioned and intimidated. And if you don't surrender your own rights and consent to an illegal search of your photos or film footage, you will be hauled into a federal holding facility and held by the Department of Homeland Security until they feel like letting you go.]   What this is establishing is this: 
America is now a fascist corporatocracy that answers to the financial interests of the corporations -- at the expense of the freedoms of the People.
It goes on to repeat text from Newsweek, which states:

"As BP makes its latest attempt to plug its gushing oil well, news photographers are complaining that their efforts to document the slow-motion disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are being thwarted by local and federal officials -- working with BP -- who are blocking access to the sites where the effects of the spill are most visible. More than a month into the disaster, a host of anecdotal evidence is emerging from reporters, photographers, and TV crews in which BP and Coast Guard officials explicitly target members of the media, restricting and denying them access to oil-covered beaches, staging areas for clean-up efforts, and even flyovers."

Salon concludes with this surprisingly blunt statement: "The very idea that government officials are acting as agents of BP (of all companies) in what clearly seem to be unconstitutional acts to intimidate and impede the media is infuriating. Obviously, the U.S. Government and BP share the same interest -- preventing the public from knowing the magnitude of the spill and the inadequacy of the clean-up efforts -- but this creepy police state behavior is intolerable. "

What it all means

On one hand, it's fascinating to see the mainstream media suddenly discovering that we all live in a police state. Gee, Alex Jones and other freedom commentators have been warning about this for years, and they all got written off as "conspiracy theorists." But it turns out they were dead on.

There is a conspiracy under way right now. It's a conspiracy between the U.S. government and British Petroleum to cover-up all evidence of what's really happening in the Gulf Coast. "Conspiracy" is precisely the correct word to describe their behavior in all this, and I can only wonder how long it will take before the mainstream media reluctant utters the "C" word on air.

What's happening is exactly a conspiracy. The Random House Dictionary defines "conspiracy" as:

1. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.

2. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose.

3. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.

Does that sound like what's happening with BP and the federal government? It sure does.

BP and the U.S. government are now clearly conspiring to use police powers to intimidate, threaten, detain and potentially imprison anyone who seeks to report on the truth of what's happening in the Gulf Coast.

And this, in turn, is the classic definition of what happens in a Police State.

From the same dictionary, a "Police State" is "a nation in which the police, especially a secret police, summarily suppresses any social, economic, or political act that conflicts with governmental policy."

Once again, that's exactly what we're seeing in the Gulf Coast. BP's private security goons are the new "secret police." And with the help of local and federal law enforcement officials, they are actively suppressing the public's right to know the truth about what's happening there.

You see, the real loss of what's happening with the BP oil catastrophe isn't merely the damage being caused by the oil; it's the destruction of our freedoms as BP stream rolls the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights to destroy our freedoms and once again place us under British rule!

You are now subjects, not citizens, once you enter the Gulf Coast zone in America. Your "rights" have been stripped away and replaced by threats and intimidation, backed by an armed band of corporate-sponsored secret police.

You are witnessing the end of America the free and the rise of a fascist corporatocracy where all your rights and freedoms have been suspended until further notice.

And now, shamelessly, even local law enforcement isn't on your side anymore. They've sold out to their corporate slavemasters to the point where BP is now covering the salaries of nearly all the cops and Sheriffs working in certain areas there. As Mac McClelland from Mother Jones reportedly said, "One parish has 57 extra shifts per week that they are devoting entirely to, basically, BP security detail, and BP is paying the sheriff's office."

The truth is too scary
All this can only make you ask the obvious question: What could possibly be happening in the Gulf Coast right now that's so scary that BP and the federal government is willing to destroy your rights in order to protect their secrets?
That's the relevant question here, no?
Clearly there must be a very big secret in the Gulf of Mexico -- a secret so devastating to BP's financial future that it is willing to do almost anything to avoid that secret from getting out.
Why are beach cleanup workers being required to sign non-disclosure agreements? Why are journalists being threatened and intimidated? Why are local cops being used as BP's private security force?
I can only shudder at the possible answers to this all-important question. A secret so dark and so dangerous that BP would do anything to keep it from getting out.
There can only be a couple of possible answers to this that would justify such police state actions:

• Perhaps BP and the federal government is about to unleash a nuclear explosion to stop the oil outflow, and they don't want anyone knowing about it until it's already done.

• Perhaps the U.S. government is planning a multi-state roundup and evacuation of the population to clear out the entire Gulf Coast region in anticipation of something big and dangerous (such as a nuke, or an oil-soaked firestorm of a major U.S. city, or a dangerous new chemical being dumped in the Gulf by BP, etc.)

• Perhaps human bodies are washing up on the beaches for some unknown reason, and the shock of it would be too much for the public to bear.

... or maybe there's some other unimaginable reason none of us "little people" have thought of yet.
In any case, the situation doesn't look pretty. The very freedoms that we just celebrated on Independence Day have been obliterated by a British corporation which now rules our U.S. law enforcement and Department of Homeland Security.
I can only conclude that our government has been infiltrated by a foreign corporation that is now using our own government to enslave us by destroying the very freedoms we once fought so hard to acquire. We are now living under a fascist corporatocracy, and we are seeing first-hand that these corporations will stop at nothing to protect their interests, even if it means sacrificing our freedoms.
B.P. = Beyond Prosecution.

2 comments:

David said...

Gwen, I think that all of the oil industry has gotten together on this. They are seeing that what is bad for BP is bad for their whole industry.

Now the full powers that be are applying pressure. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a National Security Directive order on this of some sort. National Interests of security, etc. It has been used for lesser events in the past.

Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

It makes sense, doesn't it? Pressure? Hell, you could say that... It upsets. Awfully. And the only way to push back is make noise about it. Relentlessly.
Well, we try anyhoo.
Ta Krell for stopping by!