Huge new First Amendment project arrives this Thanksgiving
Paul Joseph Watson
Opt Out! November 19-26
This Thanksgiving, Infowars.com is giving thanks for the First Amendment, by getting back in the faces of those who are attempting to abuse their authority to silence free speech and in turn conceal flagrant abuses of our rights and our basic dignity – with the launch of the national Opt Out and Film campaign.
Of course, every week should be First Amendment week, but we’re picking one week in particular as part of a grass roots outreach that we hope will contribute towards putting an end to what has come to represent the face of big government tyranny – the Transportation Security Administration.
In November 2010, the national opt out day was a huge success that generated massive media attention. The TSA was forced to mothball most of its radiation-firing body scanners for that one day in a desperate attempt to avoid embarrassment – a political act that proved the naked scanners had nothing whatsoever to do with genuine security concerns.
Now it has been confirmed that the TSA punishes people who opt out of the scanners by subjecting them to more invasive grope downs, it’s time to re-assert our dignity, and we’re going to do it using the First Amendment.
The TSA’s own website admits that it is not illegal to film TSA agents, just as it is not illegal to film police officers. However, there are innumerable examples of the TSA threatening travelers who either film them or who simply dare to display a “bad attitude” while they are being harassed.
So that’s precisely what we’re going to do. Every invasive pat down, every overbearing rude TSA screener, every act of humiliation metered out against the elderly and the disabled, every attempt to intimidate and coerce Americans into a form of obedience that strips them of their basic human dignity will be caught on camera.
The TSA’s policy on “enhanced pat downs” now includes literally touching and groping people’s genitals as part of the procedure – a policy top rape counselors have warned is triggering post traumatic stress disorder in rape victims.
If Americans can be trained to put up with this level of intrusion, they will accept anything.
Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com
By focusing our attention during Thanksgiving week on filming TSA pat down procedures and opting out of other ridiculous TSA policies such as “chat downs,” forcing travelers to “freeze” on command, or testing drinks purchased by travelers after they have already passed through security, we’re going to expose the federal agency for what it is – an insult to everything America is supposed to stand for.
Remember, this campaign is about shining a spotlight on the actions of the TSA not only in airports but in every other place where TSA goons have infested – from subways, to highways, to political events and even school prom nights – the imposition of ‘Checkpoint USA’ is upon us and it’s time to let the system know we will not be treated like prisoners in our own country.
Petty tyrants and the people whose orders they carry out behave differently when a camera is rolling and they are exposed to the glare of public attention.
With the Republicans making noises about defunding the TSA and the federal agency’s reputation already on the ropes as an increasing number of airports replace TSA workers with private screeners, now is a perfect opportunity to help torpedo this federal agency for good.
OPT OUT AND FILM WEEK!
(November 19th, 2012 – November 26th, 2012)
Opt Out of the Body Scanner and other Invasive TSA Procedures
Why Opt Out?
– Because the backscatter body scanners have been associated with an increased risk of cancer and millimeter wave body scanners are potentially damaging to cellular DNA.
– Because having TSA photograph your naked body is an invasion of privacy.
– Because the TSA have implemented other invasive procedures which serve to facilitate compliance rather than enhance security.
– Because TSA have repeatedly abused their power and violated travelers’ rights by touching their private parts.
– Filming the TSA holds them accountable and is a way to protect your human rights.
– Filming the TSA is perfectly legal!
WILL YOU OPT OUT AND FILM TODAY?
Visit the Facebook Group page for the national Opt Out and Film Week.
We encourage people who want to become involved in this campaign to create their own flyers and material to draw attention to this grass roots activist campaign.
Many thanks to Ashley Jessica who had the idea for the campaign and is helping with promotion and organization.
Watch a clip below where Ashley Jessica explains how you can support Opt Out and Film Week.
IMPORTANT: Send all Opt Out and Film Week videos, photographs and stories to [email protected].
Special Comment From Alex Jones
There is an organized move on behalf of governments and corporations to bully the First Amendment out of existence.
This is why Infowars is pioneering a new civil rights movement that is not based around race, sex or any other minority issue. The fact that our rights are being violated and characterized as suspicious and terroristic threatens the freedom of every individual, no matter from what what race, gender or creed they originate.
We are being systematically intimidated out of expressing our right to free speech as part of the advancement towards a new dark age of tyranny.
We are calling on like-minded people to join us in the Opt Out and Film campaign, with the understanding that you will in all likelihood face official oppression for doing so.
The TSA is a federal agency stuffed full of liars, thieves and petty tyrants who like to harass and terrorize innocent Americans who refuse to comply with degrading treatment and who refuse to partake in obedience training.
The risk of being harassed or even arrested for legally exercising your First Amendment right is significant. However, the risk of not exercising this right is far greater. The risk of not exposing tyranny and allowing it to breed is unthinkable.
Use it or lose it. The First Amendment is under attack across the board and unless we re-assert our right to speak up when our basic human dignity is being eviscerated by uniformed goons on a daily basis, not only at airports but also subways, highways, political events, music concerts and even high school prom nights, we can kiss our liberty goodbye.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.