Oh the Conspiracy!! When America Targets Their Own.

I saw a recent HBO documentary and had to reflect on it. It’s called the Newburgh Sting.

Now I’ve never been one to advocate or even listen to anti-government sentiments, but I tell ya this documentary will get a rise out of you. And if it doesn’t … well it should! It should make you angry. That’s our money people!!

It’s a story about the ultimate entrapment organized by none other than government agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation a.k.a the FBI.

SPOILER ALERT!

Essentially, the documentary tells the tale of how four middle-aged black males were arrested and convicted on crimes of homegrown terrorism. In 2008, mass media reported that they were all Muslim men who met in prison and planned attacks against a mosque and US cargo planes. But somehow all was saved! The FBI had an informant in the group that helped thwart the fatal terrorist plots.

For me, this was one of the saddest documentaries that I have ever seen. Not boohoo-sobsob-streaming tears sad, but deflating sad. Like I said, I have never believed in U.S. conspiracy theories. I never want to think badly on our government –  that there’s a gross misuse of power and money in our freedom country. But this documentary shows otherwise. It’s similar to the feeling I had when I found out Santa wasn’t real. 😦 All the footage, can’t be denied. I can’t help myself. There are just so many things that frustrate me about it.

Oh hello, List of Frustrations:

– They weren’t all Muslim.

– They didn’t meet in prison.

– None of the four men were the criminal mastermind.

– The FBI Informant did ALL of the planning. He promised a 6 figure pay day, chose the targets, and supplied the weapons.

– The FBI Informant had an extremely sketchy background before becoming employed by the government.

– Surprise! Secret Sting! So secret ALL of the police and news were there at the scene to document this momentous event.

– The terrorist attacks weren’t done in the name of Allah, but in the name of CASHMONEY.

– It’s good to know that the justice system spent $$$$ to drive to an empty field, rig real bombs and blow up a car to demonstrate the damage that COULD have been done as evidence. Even though the four men were provided with tampered and ineffective bombs/missiles.

The power of mass media. Continued play on the story that four Muslim men devised an elaborate terrorist plot during their incarceration. The Trickle Down – from the head of FBI, NY Mayor, NY Commissioner… so it must be true.

– None of this would have ever happened, if Cromitie had never met the FBI Informant.

Did these men ultimately agree to join in on this plot? Yes.

Would plans have ever gotten as far as they did if not funded by the U.S. government? No.

I still want to believe in my government, that they serve to protect the American people.But by golly, I can’t say that I’m completely untouched by this documentary.

Be Better Than Me. Be Optimistic.


^^ArticleAustralian TV Anchor Wears Same Suit Every Day For A Year To Prove Sexism Is Going Strong

If you guys haven’t already heard this awesome awesomefullerest story – this man wore his blue suit every day while his female co-anchor wore different outfits for each “Today” Show. It’s a fact that women are scrutinized for their outer appearance much harshly than men. I really do commend Karl Stefanovic for bringing light to this. ::raised hands:: ::raised hands:: Three cheers for Karl!!

Here’s the thing though. I’m so glad. So very glad he did this. And may there be more men like him in the world. But then I think “What Now?” I’m afraid that this clear demonstration of appearance double standards is REAL but I’m not sure what people will do with the highlight. I’m sorry I sound like such a Debbie Downer. (I’m trying to be more optimistic!) I HOPE that people will take this as more than, “Oh that’s so weird that he got away with that.” I want people to understand that you have to do something with this information. None of this, “That’s not me. It’s never happened to me. So it doesn’t affect me.LEARN! Learn from this experience! We all can!

Ladies! One of the worst things women do is tear each other down. We’re so much more than that. You and the woman next to you are more than those “in season” colors and those shoes that make the outfit. You’re smart/kind/charming/hilarious/and everything smarvelous under the sun! You’re not just another pretty face! Don’t get me wrong, makeup and pretty clothes can be fun, but don’t judge based on the superficial. It gets us nowhere!

Mens! Don’t ignore this news story! The world needs better people! The world needs you! I need you! I’m not sure if this will make any difference, but any man that understands the obstacles women face is a hero to me, even moreso if he understands the obstacles men face. 😉 In fact, I worship the ground you walk upon. I know that would piss off some of my fellow feminists but, hey we’re not equals YET so presently I can appreciate/praise a man who gets it. 😀

Final Thought: Feminism goes both ways. Women shouldn’t be viewed as thoughtless uber-sensitive “barbie” dolls and Men shouldn’t be viewed as emotionless chauvinists. Now, let us break the stereotypes and frolic together! 

YEEHAW!!