911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

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911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby elfismiles » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:56 pm

Has this been discussed yet?

SCADS = State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD's)

Entire February 2010 Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of September 11, 2001
— Elizabeth Woodworth, Professional Librarian

http://www.ae911truth.org/info/179
http://abs.sagepub.com/content/vol53/issue6/


Mar 3, 2010
Entire February 2010 Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of September 11, 2001
— Elizabeth Woodworth, Professional Librarian


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For 50 years the American Behavioral Scientist has been a leading source of behavioral research for the academic world. Its influence is shown by the fact that it is indexed by an extraordinary 67 major database services, causing its papers to be widely exposed on the international scene.
The publisher, Sage, is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC.

Each issue offers comprehensive analysis of a single topic.

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 ]
http://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 and Iraq."

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." …2

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.
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Papers Listed in the February 2010 Issue, Amer. Behav. Sci.

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: 795-825.

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 53: 885-920

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.


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Re: 911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby cptmarginal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:57 pm

I haven't read any of this yet, but some titles of those papers sound awesome (the site requires a subscription)

I think that stuff like this can make a bigger impact if it just takes "9/11 = false flag" as a given, without delving too much into justification for why this is so. Instead the focus could just go in-depth from the angle of behavioral science and really make an in-depth analysis.

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.


Sounds like the kiss of death for any of their observations being taken seriously by the mostly conspiracy-phobic academic world.
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Re: 911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby Uncle $cam » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:46 am

Has anyone here bothered to check out the abstracts?

Here:

Sense Making Under "Holographic" Conditions: Framing SCAD Research
Matthew T. Witt

University of La Verne, CA, USA, wittm@ulv.edu

Alexander Kouzmin

Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales (NSW), Australia; University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia (SA), Australia, akouzmin@scu.edu.au

The ellipses of due diligence riddling the official account of the 9/11 incidents continue being ignored by scholars of policy and public administration. This article introduces intellectual context for examining the policy heuristic "State Crimes Against Democracy" (SCAD) (deHaven-Smith, 2006) and its usefulness for better understanding patterns of state criminality of which no extant policy analytic model gives adequate account.This article then introduces papers included in this symposium examining the chimerical presence and perfidious legacy of state criminality against democracy.


Key Words: state crimes against democracy • empiricism • shock and awe • holographic state



American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 53, No. 6, 783-794 (2010)
DOI: 10.1177/0002764209353272


Beyond Conspiracy Theory: Patterns of High Crime in American Government
Lance deHaven-Smith

Florida State University, Tallahassee, ldehavensmith@fsu.edu

This article explores the conceptual, methodological, and practical implications of research on state crimes against democracy (SCADs). In contrast to conspiracy theories, which speculate about each suspicious event in isolation, the SCAD construct delineates a general category of criminality and calls for crimes that fit this category to be examined comparatively. Using this approach, an analysis of post—World War II SCADs and suspected SCADs highlights a number of commonalities in SCAD targets, timing, and policy consequences. SCADs often appear where presidential politics and foreign policy intersect. 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.The article concludes by suggesting statutory and constitutional reforms to improve SCAD prevention and detection.


Key Words: state crimes against democracy • conspiracy theory • assassinations • constitutional reform • political corruption • National Security Apparatus • criminogenic



American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 53, No. 6, 795-825 (2010)
DOI: 10.1177/0002764209353274


Negative Information Action: Danger for Democracy
Christopher L. Hinson

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA,chris.l.hinson@gmail.com

This article explores evidence of, and provides insight into, secrecy-related information actions that are sometimes used to circumvent established government policy and law. These information actions may also be used to cover up such circumventions after the fact. To better understand secrecy as a negative information action and its impact on democracy, secrecy-related information actions are described according to methods, information technologies, and knowledge support. Negative information actions are 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. Negative information actions used by government officials to violate policies and laws during the IranContra Affair are identified, analyzed, and categorized by type. The relative impact of negative information actions on enlightened citizen understanding is demonstrated using a Negative Information Action Model by assigning a location according to type on a continuum of enlightened citizen understanding. Findings are compared with democratic theory and conspiracy doctrine.


Key Words: conspiracy doctrine • democratic theory • enlightened citizen understanding • government secrecy • group-danger rationale • information policy • negative information action • SCAD • state crimes against democracy



American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 53, No. 6, 826-847 (2010)
DOI: 10.1177/0002764209353276


In Denial of Democracy: Social Psychological Implications for Public Discourse on State Crimes Against Democracy Post-9/11
Laurie A. Manwell

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, lmanwell@uoguelph.ca

Protecting democracy requires that the general public be educated on how people can be manipulated by government and media into forfeiting their civil liberties and duties. This article reviews research on cognitive constructs that can prevent people from processing information that challenges preexisting assumptions about government, dissent, and public discourse in democratic societies. Terror management theory and system justification theory are used to explain how 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 and Iraq. Reform strategies are proposed to motivate citizens toward increased social responsibility in a post-9/11 culture of propagandized fear, imperialism, and war.


Key Words: state crimes against democracy • terror management • system justification • government • media



American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 53, No. 6, 848-884 (2010)
DOI: 10.1177/0002764209353279


The USA PATRIOT Acts (et al.): Convergent Legislation and Oligarchic Isomorphism in the "Politics of Fear" and State Crime(s) Against Democracy (SCADs)
Kym Thorne

University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, kjthorne@senet.com.au

Alexander Kouzmin

University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

The irrelevance of habeas corpus and the abolition of "double jeopardy," secret and protracted outsourcing of detention and torture, and increasing geographic prevalence of surveillance technologies across Anglo-American "democracies" have many citizens concerned about the rapidly convergent, authoritarian behavior of political oligarchs and the actual destruction of sovereignty and democratic values under the onslaught of antiterrorism hubris, propaganda, and fear. This article examines synchronic legislative isomorphism in responses to 9/11 in the United States, the United Kingdom and European Union, and Australia in terms of enacted terrorism legislation and, also, diachronic, oligarchic isomorphism in the manufacture of fear within a convergent world by comparing the "Politics of Fear" being practiced today to Stalinist—Russian and McCarthyist—U.S. abuse of "fear." The immediate future of Anglo-American democratic hubris, threats to civil society, and oligarchic threats to democratic praxis are canvassed. This article also raises the question as to whether The USA PATRIOT Acts of 2001/2006, sanctioned by the U.S. Congress, are examples, themselves, of state crimes against democracy. In the very least, any democratically inclined White House occupant in 2009 would need to commit to repealing these repressive, and counterproductive, acts.


Key Words: USA PATRIOT Act • "War on Terror," politics of fear • policy and oligarchic isomorphism • state crimes against democracy



American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 53, No. 6, 885-920 (2010)
DOI: 10.1177/0002764209353280



Pretending Not to See or Hear, Refusing to Signify: The Farce and Tragedy of Geocentric Public Affairs Scholarship
Matthew T. Witt

University of La Verne, CA, USA, wittm@ulv.edu

This article opens with an inventory of how popular culture passion plays are homologous to the stampeding disenfranchisement everywhere of working classes and the emasculation of professional codes of ethics under siege by neoliberal initiatives and gambits.The article then examines a recent example of contemporary,"deconstructive" scholarly analysis and inventory of presidential "Orwellian doublespeak." The preoccupation among contemporary critical scholarship with "discourse analysis" and language gambits is criticized for displacing interrogation of real-event anomalies, as with the porous account given by the 9/11 Commission for what happened that fateful day. The article concludes by explaining how critical scholarship consistently falls short of unmasking Master Signifiers.


Key Words: neoliberalism • poststructuralism • racism • discourse analysis • 9/11 • habeas corpus • thermodynamics



American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 53, No. 6, 921-939 (2010)
DOI: 10.1177/0002764209353281



When I get time this week, I'll stop by my campus and see if I can't get access to these whole papers. If there aren't any objections, I'd be willing to share them. I'm not a big fan of hiding knowledge behind Ivory Towers. Especially as detrimental as these dark times seem to be, and this academic work seems to shed light upon. Of course, most of these have e-mail addys to the author's, I wonder if they'd be open to sharing their work, as I think some have ownership even after publishing. However, that is not always the case.
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Re: 911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby §ê¢rꆧ » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:02 am

^ U.S., I'm interested in taking a look if you find them. :thumbsup001:

nevermind, there are links on cryptome
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http://abs.sagepub.com/content/vol53/issue6/

http://burningnome.se/ABS53N62010/Beyond_Conspiracy_Theory-Patterns_of_High_Crime_in_American_
Government.pdf

http://burningnome.se/ABS53N62010/In_Denial_of_Democracy-Social_Psychological_Implications_for_
Public_Discourse_on_State_Crimes_Against_Democracy_Post-9-11.pdf

http://burningnome.se/ABS53N62010/Negative_Information_Action-Danger_for_Democracy.pdf

http://burningnome.se/ABS53N62010/Pretending_Not_to_See_or_Hear,_Refusing_to_Signify-The_Farce_
and_Tragedy_of_Geocentric_Public_Affairs_Scholarship.pdf

http://burningnome.se/ABS53N62010/Sense_Making_Under_Holographic_Conditions-Framing_SCAD_
Research.pdf

http://burningnome.se/ABS53N62010/The_USA_PATRIOT_Acts_(et_al.)-Convergent_Legislation_and_
Oligarchic_Isomorphism_in_the_Politics_of_Fear_and_State_Crime(s)_Against_Democracy_(SCADs).pdf
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Re: 911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby Uncle $cam » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:16 pm

I now have the full research papers, If anyone wants to read em, I guess pm me. Though, I'd rather like to post em out in the open here, but not sure what Jeff, and the mods think about that...
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Re: 911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby barracuda » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:36 pm

If you have the papers as text, you might start a thread in the Data Dump, and link to it from here.
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Re: 911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:03 am

Joao, thanks a billion. Perhaps even several billions.

"Sense Making Under Holographic Conditions" is a pretty decent summary of what we do.

(Then again, so is "masturbating in front of a broken mirror" ... wish I could remember who coined that one.)
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Re: 911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby Nordic » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:10 pm

Bumping since I just started a thread about it after discovering the wiki page.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Cr ... _Democracy
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Re: 911 and American Behavioral Scientist SCAD series

Postby NeonLX » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:22 pm

This is good stuff. Thanks for re-dredging it.
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