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Friday, March 12, 2010

Read My LYPS: LYing Publicity Stunts, SCADs' kissing cousins

Slowly but surely, the 9/11 truth movement is changing academia's worldview. The efforts of the movement's flagship academic journal, the Journal of 9/11 Studies, have led to the publication of several pro-9/11-truth scientific papers in mainstream journals, including Neils Harrit and coauthors' paradigm-shifting Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe.

Now social science is catching up with physical science. The latest issue of American Behavioral Scientist, reviewed by Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff, examines the concept of SCADs: State Crimes Against Democracy. Phillips and Huff explain: "Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power." 

Some SCADS, such as the CIA-orchestrated assassinations of dozens of heads of state including JFK, and the election fraud that twice put Bush in office, are designed to change policy, often in a more warlike or pro-imperial direction, by replacing one leader or group of leaders with another. Others, like 9/11, change policy mainly by impacting public opinion. This latter category is related to other deceptive publicity stunts which abuse democracy by foisting lies, often spectacular ones, on the general public. Lets call all of them, whether crimes or just hoaxes, LYPS: LYing Publicity Stunts.

One recent example: Republican operatives James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles hoaxed the media by claiming the community group ACORN dispensed advice to them when they were dressed up as pimp-and-prostitute. The pictures of their get-up had a powerful impact on public opinion. Yet it turned out that they had been dressed normally when they dealt with ACORN.  Their dress-up act had nothing to do with ACORN. But thanks to the media's lack of due diligence--the NY Times has gone so far as to refuse to correct its false stories--the impression that ACORN helped O'Keefe and Giles when they were dressed in pimp n' ho costume will remain forever indelibly imprinted on public consciousness.

Young rank amateurs, O'Keefe and Giles got caught; most purveyors of LYPS, especially the old pros, presumably do not, even when pulling off scams on the scale of 9/11, "the most successful and most perverse publicity stunt in the history of public relations" according to Medal of Science winner Lynn Margulis. But then, what does "getting caught" mean? Prosecution? These acts are almost never prosecuted. Exposure in the mainstream media? The corporate monopoly media is very reluctant to expose such scams, perhaps because it is complicit in so many of them. Exposure in the alternative media? But which alternative media? Ultimately we are thrown back on our own resources, including our capacity for rational-empirical thinking and our built-in BS detectors, in figuring out when we have been lied to.

Readers of this blog already know that the Fort Hood shooting, the underwear bombing farce, the suicide plane-bombing of the IRS office in Austin, and the "truther shooting" at the Pentagon are all under greater or lesser degrees of suspicion. 

But not all LYPS incidents are violent, "terrorist" events designed to make us turn to the government for protection. Here is a trade-wars LYPS candidate: the anti-Toyota scare stories currently saturating the corporate media, especially the runaway Toyota Prius of San Diego.

Why the anti-Toyota media terror campaign? Former National Security Agency officer Wayne Madsen reports in the Rock Creek Free Press (March 2010):

The Obama  administration, according to WMR’s Asian  sources, is waging an economic warfare  campaign, coupled with industrial sabotage,  against Japan through a pre-planned  operation directed against the Japanese  automobile manufacturer Toyota.  WMR has learned that the Obama  administration authorized the anti-Toyota  campaign as a warning shot to Japan over its  reformist government’s insistence that the  US pull its military troops out of Okinawa.

More evidence that the U.S. oligarchy has declared economic war on Japan: One of the Japanese reformist government's top leaders, 9/11 truth seeker Yukihisa Fujita, was savaged last week in an absurdly deceptive Washington Post editorial. The Post, a reputed CIA mouthpiece, may be echoing the anglo oligarchy's fears that a newly independent reformist-led Japan may finally end the 65-year-old U.S. occupation, and perhaps even bring down the whole U.S. empire by exposing the truth about 9/11.

Given this background, consider the multiple implausibilities in the tale of the runaway Prius. According to the AP story, driver James Sikes spent more than 20 minutes panicking on the freeway with his Prius's accelerator stuck to the floor and the car racing along at over 90 miles per hour. During the twenty minutes of freeway terror, Sikes allegedly made two calls to 911. The joyride supposedly ended when "a California Highway Patrol officer eventually pulled alongside the car and told Sikes over a loudspeaker to push the brake pedal to the floor and apply the emergency brake" according to the AP.
The evil, criminal Toyota placed under arrest, surrounded by crime scene tape. This photo psy-op was reproduced nationwide in print newspaper stories about the alleged runaway Prius.

The AP story tells us: He called 911 and reported that his gas pedal had become stuck, and spoke to dispatchers in two calls that spanned 23 minutes. The 911 dispatcher repeatedly told Sikes to throw the car into neutral and turn off the ignition. Sikes often didn't respond to her instructions, but he later said he had put down the phone to keep both hands on the wheel.

Twenty-three minutes at 90 m.p.h. before a speeding cop uses a bullhorn to tell him to apply the brakes?! I guess you had to be there.

The A.P. story continues: When asked why he didn't simply put the car in neutral, Sikes responded: "You had to be there. I might go into reverse. I didn't know if the car would flip. I had no idea how it would react."

If Sikes was panicked during the 20-minute joyride, he didn't sound like it when he was talking to 911:
Sikes spoke in calm, measured tones on the emergency call, and later said he was "embarrassed" by the incident. "I'm just embarrassed about that," he said. "You have to be there. That's all I can say."

If you're skeptical...well, so are the folks at Toyota, though it's tough for them to say so:

Don Esmond, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, said all Priuses are equipped with a computer system that cuts power to the wheels if the brake and gas pedals are depressed at the same time - something Sikes was doing. "It's tough for us to say if we're skeptical. I'm mystified in how it could happen with the brake override system," he said.

Read their LYPS, Don. Then help us spread the word, so that someday, when people read trivial "news" stories like this--or momentously important ones telling preposterous lies about events like 9/11-- showing skepticism won't be so tough.


  1. I suspected something is afoul about this anti-Toyota rage going on. Who are these well-dressed 30-something year-old who protest outside the Toyota dealership everyday? I've never seen these people at anti-war demonstrations or outside any other company protesting their dangerous practices. But here they are -- an unlikely looking bunch of 'protesters'. Yes, something definitely stinks about this Toyota lynching.

  2. Egad I agree with kevin barrett. the toyota's behavior as described by the driver is impossible. it will never be reproduced in the laboratory - brakes are more powerful than the engine - try it yourself. Maybe he was just speeding, saw a cop and figured he could avoid a ticket. I can guarantee that no one will ever find anything wrong with this car that could cause this behavior.

  3. It certainly occurred to me, Kevin.

    If the Japanese are now targets of the CIA-NSA-9/11-False Flaggers for running the "truth" about 9-11, then anything is possible.

    And why not destroy one of Japan's top companies if you can?

    That'll teach 'em.

    Was the "runaway Prius" a PR scam like the ACORN pimp n' ho (and, of course, 9/11)?


  4. Thanks Kevin for all your efforts. Truth will prevail, despite the mountain of lies and the UNREASONABLE STUPIDITY of MORONS. Unbelievable Stupidity. Unyielding Stupidity. Uncompromising Stupidity. Undeniable Stupidity. That's the psychodramaqueens - US {GOV}. Oh Yeah I once had baptist preachers for "Relatives"...Now Like Carl in "SLINGBLADE"...when asked if he had any "Family"..."none to speak of"....[where does Bad Faith come from ?]...

  5. Hello Kevin,

    People keep saying 911 was an inside job but ample evidence strongly indicates that Israel’s intelligence agency the Mossad masterminded the attacks.

    Yes, some of the Pentagon and Whitehouse Zionist may have had advanced information. Ehud Barak and/or Netanyahu may have given the order. I have plenty of information regarding the Mossad involvement in the 911 attacks.

    If George Bush had anything to do with it he would not of sat there and made a fool out of himself by reading about goats after the second plane hit one of the twin towers.


  6. After posting this, I heard from a trusted source that at least some of the Prius accelerator problems are real (he says he knows people who have had the problem). Whether it's a glitch or sabotage, who knows.

  7. I agree, Kevin, it's just the timing of the whole anti-Toyota campaign. I suspect, if we were still cozy with Japan, this would be back page news. Yes, the accelerator issue may be substantiated in fact, but it's LYPS-synched by actors to put additional attention and pressure, and possibly, gain leverage on their adversary. It seems almost transparent and desperate?

  8. Funny how much crap is spread around as truth these days... :P

  9. Kevin:

    911 Truth was on national television this week with Jesse Ventura arguing with elisabeth hasselbeck from the View regarding WTC7.

    Does elisabeth hasselbeck not know that larry silverstein is on video ADMITTING that he took down that building?


    Winston Smith