Entire February 2010 Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of 9/11/2001
March 5, 2010
by Elizabeth Woodworth, Professional Librarian
Posted at AE911truth.org
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The six papers in the February 2010 issue are devoted to the recent concept
of “State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD’s),” with emphasis on 9/11
and on how human behavior has failed to recognize its reality. [Ref. abs.sagepub.com/content/vol53/issue6]
What are SCAD’s?
SCADs differ from earlier forms of political corruption in that they frequently
involve political, military, and/or economic elites at the very highest levels
of the social and political order,” explains one essay.
“Negative information actions” are defined by another as “willful
and deliberate acts designed to keep government information from those in government
and the public entitled to it. Negative information actions subvert the rule
of law and the constitutional checks and balances.”
One paper shows that “preexisting beliefs can interfere with people’s
examination of evidence for state crimes against democracy (SCADs), specifically
in relation to the events of September 11, 2001, and the war on terror in Afghanistan
Another refers to TV’s “popular culture passion plays” as “displacing
interrogation of real-event anomalies, as with the porous account given by the
9/11 Commission for what happened that fateful day.”
And another deals with “the actual destruction of sovereignty and democratic
values under the onslaught of antiterrorism hubris, propaganda, and fear,”
in response to 9/11, asking whether the Patriot Acts of 2001 and 2006 are themselves
state crimes against democracy.
The papers extensively quote the independent academic researchers who have
been studying the 9/11 problem for years, including Dr. David Ray Griffin; Dr.
Niels Harrit, Dr. Steven Jones, Chemist Kevin Ryan, and the rest of the team
that studied nanothermite in the World Trade Center dust; and Dr. Peter Dale
Scott, Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, Barrie Zwicker, Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, and The Shock
Doctrine by Naomi Klein.
Papers Listed in the February 2010 Issue, American Behavioral Scientist:
Matthew T. Witt and Alexander Kouzmin, “Sense Making Under ‘Holographic’
Conditions: Framing SCAD Research.” American Behavioral Scientist
2010 53: 783-794.
Lance deHaven-Smith, “Beyond Conspiracy Theory: Patterns of High Crime
in American Government.,” American Behavioral Scientist 2010 53:
Christopher L. Hinson. “Negative Information Action: Danger for Democracy.”
American Behavioral Scientist, 2010 53: 826-847.
Laurie A. Manwell, “In Denial of Democracy: Social Psychological Implications
for Public Discourse on State Crimes Against Democracy Post-9/11,” American
Behavioral Scientist 2010 53: 848-884.
Kym Thorne and Alexander Kouzmin, “The USA PATRIOT Acts (et al.): Convergent
Legislation and Oligarchic Isomorphism in the ‘Politics of Fear’ and State Crime(s)
Against Democracy (SCADs),” American Behavioral Scientist 2010
Matthew T. Witt, “Pretending Not to See or Hear, Refusing to Signify:
The Farce and Tragedy of Geocentric Public Affairs Scholarship,” American
Behavioral Scientist 2010 53: 921-939.