Entire February 2010 Issue of American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of September 11, 2001

By Elizabeth Woodworth

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]

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.”

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, 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.


The February edition of SAGE is available in print, and can be ordered for $24 for the whole issue. Contact SAGE Journals Customer Service department via e-mail at journals@sagepub.com or phone 1-800-818-7243 then hit #2, then #0 for operator, then ask for “Journals”, and they will mail a copy. Otherwise individual papers cost $25 to be viewed for one day, on the journal’s website, and cannot be downloaded from it.

20 responses to “Entire February 2010 Issue of American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of September 11, 2001

  1. Thanks very much for posting this Rady. Elizabeth is wrapped up finishing a book, and is feeling under the gun.

    This is really important stuff: a group of academics has started a new sub-discipline that subsumes what has previously been dismissed as “conspiracy theory”, and legitimized at least some of it as SCAD.

    Our cause might be best served by supporting the publishers. I ordered the journal this morning, $25 Can.

    From Elizabeth I have this:

    “It’s now confirmed that the February edition is available in print, and can be ordered for $24 for the whole issue.

    Contact SAGE Journals Customer Service department via e-mail at journals@sagepub.com or phone 1-800-818-7243 then hit #2, then #0 for operator, then ask for “Journals”, and they will mail a copy.

    Otherwise individual papers cost $25 to be viewed for one day, on the journal’s website, and cannot be downloaded from it. (Because the pdf could be freely circulated if it were downloadable).”

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  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I pulled all six articles out of Sage this morning. I’ll scour the journal right now, since I know UTSA isn’t going to allow “heresy” to stay available to their klutch of “pods” indefinitely.

    Rock on, boys and girls. The flood gates will soon be open.

  4. …and DEFINITELY make a purchase to this Journal…they could get CREAMED by the Establishment if all the colleges start dropping them from their databases.

    • Elizabeth Woodworth

      Yes, DEFINITELY support this Journal and publisher by purchasing the papers, which cost a LOT to produce.

      It is ESSENTIAL that the truth that the American Behavioral Scientist, and its publisher Sage, has so courageously presented, be respected as faithfully as possible by people who have been waiting so long for this!!!

      • I was able to get these publications based on my enrollment in grad school.

        But they are of inestimable value. Give all that you can in this direction of research and save the human species.

  5. This is too important of an issue for it to be priced out of reach of the average person. Sage should allow it to be downloaded for free in its entirety, if not now, then certainly within the next 60 days.

    The lost revenue could be made up by the increased awareness of the magazine, and thus an increase in future revenue.

    • Elizabeth Woodworth

      Sorry, but it is NOT out of the reach of the average person. The whole issue can be purchased in print for $24.

      These 6 authors worked long and hard on these articles, and the publisher has risked real controversy by offering them in a prestigious journal that is respected worldwide.

      The authors and publisher have livings to make — just like everybody else.

      To order the issue:

      Contact SAGE Journals Customer Service department via e-mail at journals@sagepub.com or phone 1-800-818-7243 then hit #2, then #0 for operator, then ask for “Journals”, and they will mail a copy.

    • Purchase, Kevin. It is the coin of the realm. You could work your fingers to the bone for 10 years, as could the authors, and still have no idea just how miraculous the gift of interpersonal cooperation can be.

      Real slavery. Real slavery. Real oppression. Real human misery and suffering. All of it potentially averted by a single publisher with the stones to publish the truth.

      I’ll FIND 25 dollars worth of aluminum cans to put towards such a project.

      Anyone who wants a “deal” will have to learn how to ask for it just like everyone else.

      Your point is valid, however. Part of being of “inestimable value” is that something can’t have a price or value placed on it without it becoming cheapened.

      Therein lies the fallacy of capitalism — the setting of a wage on the collective cooperation available, FOR FREE, within the human species. The whole concept of capitalism debases humanity first and foremost.

      That ANY animal of ANY species can be dropped into a competitive resource environment and learn to become selfless or altruistic — to the point where it becomes an adaptation — this is truly a miraculous gift. Screw the people who cheapen it.

      But don’t screw the people, brainwashed though they may be, who try to do the RIGHT THING in the midst of such an atrocious concept as global slavery and unregulated, feudal, pathetic global barbarism such as has been practiced by the US since the middle of the 19th century to the present day.

  6. If this isn’t more Obamanible tiny Turlitzer cognitive dissonance, why aren’t concise demonstrable headlines and out-take quotes Blaring across at least Our BLOGOSPHERE?

    • Because the simple rules of the universe still apply, regardless of any human need for a “magical” solution to multiple centuries of misbehavior.

      Let’s not forget how many centuries the human species clung, through its First Solution — the Church, to the notion of the centrality of the Earth, not to mention its flatness.

      One cannot SEE if they COVER THEIR EYES, you fool. Show some courage and pull your hands AWAY.

      No one can get a reasonable answer to a dishonest question.

    • Elizabeth Woodworth

      It has only just come out.

      Now it’s time to buy the issue and write some good responsible reviews — who is ready to step up to bat?

  7. When the outrage has passed and nothing has been done for the umpteenth time hope passes away leaving room for less attractive emotions to flood in.

    Stripped of our ability to provide for our families we are left with extending our hands for handouts from the rulers who most plainly have put us the workers in our place. We are nothing if not replaceable. We can be insourced outsourced and desourced.

    Any wonder then we find more and more deluded people lashing out in the desperation they feel as this government that has promised to look after them and their best interest reveals time and again that they cannot.

    To be powerless in ones own life leaves but one final conclusion and option. To take back that power somehow and someway.

    And the airwaves push more fear atop the worries of a fearful nation to keep them in a constant state ready to stampede at the herders sharp report. We are their cattle and they have not finished with molding us for their task at hand.

    We were too rich to need their handouts or poor paying jobs. They have fixed that.

    We were too informed to buy into the propaganda and lies our masters wished us to gobble up. So they spent millions running disinformation machines that have caused all to look to their neighbor with distrust blocking open dialogue and the free exchange of ideas. Because it is ideas that causes the masses to question the messages sent from above. Ideas and knowledge that causes us not to cheer in a nationalistic frenzy every time we are called to give our lives for this country.

    There has come a time where good people will do evil things in the name of all that is right and good.

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  12. Could Obama Be America’s First Defacto President?

    Innocent Americans increasingly are sent to prison based on false evidence manufactured by police forensic crime labs. Now President Obama wants the power to incarcerate U.S. Citizens not on evidence, but for what they might do.

    Compare: Two days after the 1933 burning of Germany’s Parliament Building, blamed on communists, Hitler responded with a powerful speech before Parliament. Hitler asked Parliament to suspend sections of the Reich Constitution that protected Citizens’ Rights and Civil Liberties. Hitler said the suspension was necessary so government could protect the homeland from being destroyed by communists. Hitler promised Parliament the Constitution would later be restored. After Parliament passed Hitler’s Discriminatory Decrees and Hitler signed it February 28, 1933, Hitler immediately used the news laws to abolished Parliament. See Hitler’s 1933 Discriminatory Laws below:

    Obama gave a speech in May 2010, that proposed incarcerating in indefinite prolonged detention without evidence, any person government deemed a “combatant” or likely to engage in a violent act in the future; that would include U.S. Citizens “without evidence of wrongdoing.” With that amount power Obama could like Hitler arrest members of Congress, drag U.S. Citizens off the street and from their homes to be imprisoned indefinitely based only on Government’s claim they are a “combatant” or likely to engage in a violent act in the future.

    If Congress approves Obama’s categories of people likely to engage in violent acts, overnight millions of lawful U.S. activists could be subject to Indefinite Prolonged Detention. When you examine Obama’s speech, it appears Obama wants retroactive power to incarcerate anyone government claims (prior) supported violent acts on the premise, that person is likely to engage in violent acts in the future: U.S. activists would be vulnerable because no activist can control what other activists or groups might do illegally they network with domestically or overseas. Government would only have to claim a person; group or organization might commit a violent act in the future to order Preventative Detention of lawful participants with no evidence whatsoever. Americans would be afraid to speak out.

    It is foreseeable any “individual” who writes on the Internet or verbally express an opinion against or entity of U.S. Government or its coalition partners could be deemed a “Combatant” or likely to engage in or cause violent acts: government too easily could claim an author’s writings inspired people in the past and will in the future to commit violent acts. It is problematic that indefinitely detained U.S. Citizens not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings or allowed legal counsel; interrogated, will be prosecuted for ordinary crimes because of their alleged admissions while held in indefinite “Prolonged Detention.”

    Obama wants the power to override the U.S. Constitution. Obama wants the power to detain indefinitely without probable cause or evidence, any U.S. Citizen based on conjecture someone might do something violent in the future.

    Obama similar to Hitler is centralizing power in the federal Government by getting passed legislation that U.S. government potentially could use to intimidate and threaten businesses and corporations among others. Hitler got similar laws passed shortly before the burning of the German Parliament building blamed on the communists. Immediately after the fire, Hitler used his new laws to coerce corporations and others to support passage of fascist legislation that suspended provisions of the German Constitution that protected Citizens’ freedoms and civil liberties. Obama is now approaching a position where he can use similar new laws, including the Patriot Act and 200 asset forfeiture laws to seize any corporation or individual’s assets, force corporations and other institutions to support legislation that threatens or curtails the rights of Americans. This President not only intends to void the U.S. Constitution he is numb to the Majority Will of the American People.


    Note: Based on translations by State Department, National Socialism, 1942 PP. 215-17, and Pollak, J.K., and Heneman, H.J., The Hitler Decrees, (1934), pp. 10-11.7

    In virtue of Section 48 (2) of the German Constitution, the following is decreed as a defensive measure against Communist acts of Violence, endangering the state:

    Section 1
    Sections 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124, and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. Thus, restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press, on the right of assembly and the right of association, and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications, and warrants for house-searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

    Section 2
    If in a state the measures necessary for the restoration of public security and order are not taken, the Reich Government may temporarily take over the powers of the highest state authority.

    Section 4
    Whoever provokes, or appeals for or incites to the disobedience of the orders given out by the supreme state authorities or the authorities subject to then for the execution of this decree, or the orders given by the Reich Government according to Section 2, is punishable—insofar as the deed, is not covered by the decree with more severe punishment and with imprisonment of not less that one month, or with a fine from 150 up to 15,000 Reichsmarks.

    Whoever endangers human life by violating Section 1, is to be punished by sentence to a penitentiary, under mitigating circumstances with imprisonment of not less than six months and, when violation causes the death of a person, with death, under mitigating circumstances with a penitentiary sentence of not less that two years. In addition the sentence my include confiscation of property.

    Whoever provokes an inciter to or act contrary to public welfare is to be punished with a penitentiary sentence, under mitigating circumstances, with imprisonment of not less than three months.

    Section 5
    The crimes which under the Criminal Code are punishable with penitentiary for life are to be punished with death: i.e., in Sections 81 (high treason), 229 (poisoning), 306 (arson), 311 (explosion), 312 (floods), 315, paragraph 2 (damage to railroad properties, 324 (general poisoning).

    Insofar as a more severe punishment has not been previously provided for, the following are punishable with death or with life imprisonment or with imprisonment not to exceed 15 years:

    1. Anyone who undertakes to kill the Reich President or a member or a commissioner of the Reich Government or of a state government, or provokes to such a killing, or agrees to commit it, or accepts such an offer, or conspires with another for such a murder;

    2. Anyone who under Section 115 (2) of the Criminal Code (serious rioting) or of Section 125 (2) of the Criminal Code (serious disturbance of the peace) commits the act with arms or cooperates consciously and intentionally with an armed person;

    3. Anyone who commits a kidnapping under Section 239 of the Criminal with the intention of making use of the kidnapped person as a hostage in the political struggle.

    Section 6
    This decree enters in force on the day of its promulgation.

    Reich President
    Reich Chancellor
    Reich Minister of the Interior
    Reich Minister of Justice

  13. Are you able to tell me where you found your image used for your…
    What are SCAD’s? article?

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