Believe Your Eyes: Becoming a Snitch–If You See Something, Say Something


Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” — Carl Sagan

“It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them.”  — Adolf Hitler

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”  — Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment

“I don’t take people seriously anymore if I find out they believe the official 9/11 conspiracy theory.” — Gadfly Bites

11 Jul 2021 – The American populace – especially those who were adolescent age or younger on Sep 11, 2001 – have been thoroughly indoctrinated to believe the official mythological narrative about what happened in New York City on 9/11/01. The oligarchs that control the US Government, the Military/Industrial/Corporate Complex, the Mainstream Media, the Billionaires and every imperialistic entity that was complicit with what has been long proven to be an inside job have tried to keep the propaganda going every September 11.

This article is intended to be one of a series of articles that might preempt the upcoming propaganda machinery that is surely being planned for the 20th anniversary of  911. Stay tuned, but this time pay close attention to both sides of the story.

See Something, Say Something (but don’t trust the deceptive, pro-war, profit-driven corporate oligarchs when they say “Follow the Science”)

“See Something, Say Something” was 2010’s fear-based media campaign to popularize an initiative of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) called the Nationwide Suspicious Activities Reporting Initiative (aka NSI). The NSI codified the actions of our nation’s spooks (FBI, NSA, CIA, even local law enforcement) who had, ever since 9/11/01 had already been aggressively targeting and infiltrating nonviolent antiwar, peace and justice activist groups with spies, even stooping so low as to provoke violence by their agents provocateur in order to discredit them in the eyes of the public.

The Nationwide Suspicious Activities Reporting Initiative was DHS’s intent to “gather information regarding behaviors and incidents associated with criminal activity — but without the customary restrictions on collecting data on individuals in the absence of reasonable suspicion or probable cause”. In other words, if you “See Something, Say Something”.

The mandate of the NSI was to encourage average US citizens to “observe behavior that could reasonably be indicative of pre-operational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity.” In other words, DHS approved of every pseudo-patriot becoming snitches, not just on perceived enemies, but now also on neighbors of another race, skin color, nationality, political party, creed, sexual preference, economic class or gender). And we are urged to report our suspicions to the NSI authorities.

Snitching Has Been Historically Regarded as the Patriotic Thing to do in Times of Perceived National Crises

The reality of snitching on others has been around for a long time. Just think Adolf Hitler’s or Joseph Stalin’s totalitarian police states where free thought and free speech was a punishable crime against the state.

The same thing happened in every war that America has ever entered. The corporate propaganda machinery behind all those wars had their ways to ferret out dissenters.

Just one example was that the US Congress, immediately after entering World War I, passed the Espionage Act of 1917 of the United States…or the flag of the United States, or the uniform of the Army or Navy”. The act criminalized anyone who seemed to be “insufficiently patriotic”, “defeatist” or otherwise opposed to the war effort. Specifically, the Espionage criminalized anybody who caused or attempted to cause “insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, refusal of duty in the military or naval forces of the United States, or to willfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States”.

The Espionage Act was amended by the Sedition Act of 1918 which prohibited many forms of free speech, including “any disloyal…language about the form of government”.

Objectors to killing on the basis of their consciences were accused of being traitors and were spied upon, harassed and imprisoned during the Red Scare of 1918 – 1919 and the infamous Palmer Raids. Many conscientious objectors to war and killing were deported and even given the death penalty. Eugene Debs, the Socialist Party candidate for president in 1904, 1908 and 1912, was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison for making a speech that “obstructed recruiting”. He ran for president in 1920 while in prison and was so popular with the working class that he got almost 1 million write-in votes.

Fulfilling One’s Patriotic, Whistle-Blowing Duty to Speak Out When Seeing Something (For Instance, Treason in High Places)

So after the 2010 Nationwide Suspicious Activities Reporting Initiative was initiated by the Chency/Bush administration, it  didn’t take me long to start thinking about my obligation to say something if I saw something that was detrimental to the country that I love. Having long regarded it as my patriotic duty to warn others of potentially serious issues that may have been over-looked by others, I decided to start speaking up about things that may be unethical, immoral or illegal – which is what whistle-blowers and prophetic voices do. So I decided to accept the Department of Homeland Security’s invitation to be a snitch, particularly regarding what really happened on 9/11/01, events that unequivocally disproved the official Cheney/Bush White House Conspiracy Theory and its Big Lies, which the NSI initiative was – ironically – partly designed to suppress.

I have chosen to trust my eyes and ears and intuition when confronted with the overwhelming evidence that debunks what the pathological liars in the infamous Cheney/Bush/Rove/Rumsfeld administrations had to say – and which the compliant mainstream media have been complicit in endlessly repeating.

On 9/11/01 and many times since then in the 10 years and hundreds of hours of reading, study and research that I have done on that Crime and Cover-up of the Century, I saw and heard the testimonial evidence about the multiple explosions in the buildings that could only have come from pre-planted demolition charges in strategic places in the buildings that could only have been done be demolition experts (and NOT by Osama bin Laden).

I saw the post-explosion, free-fall collapse of the two 110-story World Trade Center Towers 1 & 2 (whose initial fires went out within minutes after they were hit).

I saw and heard the evidence from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (that all three towers had been demolished in classical pre-planned, controlled-demolition fashion).

I saw the censored-out controlled demolition of WTC # 7, which put the lie to the Cheney/Bush propaganda campaign and their fraudulent 9/11 Commission Report.

I saw the video of the pyroclastic flows of the molten steel beams from the skyscrapers. (Understand that pyroclastic flows only occur with the extremely high temperatures of volcanoes and controlled demolitions of steel-reinforced skyscrapers.)

I saw the millions of tons of fine powder from the concrete that scattered widely over New York City – but mostly not at the base of the towers.

I saw that none of the dozens of massive, “indestructible” 110-floor-tall steel beams were poking up out of the ruins, putting the lie to the ridiculous fire and pancake theories.

I saw and heard the initially un-censored eyewitness testimony from dozens of unbiased observers, including many NYFD firefighters, who heard the explosions and knew the buildings had had bombs pre-planted in them.

I saw and heard, with considerable chagrin, that the initially-truthful eyewitness accounts from many mainstream journalists (about bombs going off in the WTC towers) were never allowed to be repeated starting on day 2. And I knew the fix was in.

I saw the many “squibs” of smoke that were shown dramatically on slow-motion replay of the exploding towers. The squibs represented high-velocity explosions blowing out the side of the Twin Towers just ahead of the leading edge of the collapses, and I recognized that the timing mechanisms of the computer-controlled demolition job had gone slightly awry.

I saw and heard Larry Silverstein, the brand-new owner of the World Trade Center complex, who had insured the buildings against terrorist attacks (and handsomely collected), admit that he had approved the plan to implode WTC 7 later that afternoon (at 5:20 pm) “because there had been so much death and destruction”.

I saw and heard the BBC journalist, with tower # 7 clearly still standing behind her announce that WTC tower # 7 had collapsed. The tower was not to collapse until a half hour later.

I saw and heard and read about hundreds of other irrefutable items that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official White House Conspiracy Theory on 9/11 was a fraud, shamefully endorsed by the untrustworthy Mainstream Media, Big Business, Wall Street, 98% of the US Congress, the Banksters and the Billionaires. Anybody interested in uncovering the truth about 9/11 themselves – and then saying something – can find ample evidence online at:

Believe Your Eyes

The following short essay (from summarizes the feelings of the many truth-seekers who have seen the truth about 9/11 and have been patriotically saying something that needs to be said about what really happened on 9/11/01. I have excerpted most of it below. The piece is entitled Believe Your Eyes.

“We’re eight weeks from the ten-year mark, and the unsolved mystery of the century remains censored out of your local newsrag. It’s taboo to talk about unanswered questions surrounding the events of 9/11/2001, and this means we have to forget the dead, too.

“Unsatisfactory as the news blackout is for the victims and their survivors, it works out nicely for the deluded masses. This is because they’re not really deluded: they know the truth, but it hurts too much to acknowledge. Their faith, like most faith, probably, is pretense, even transparent pretense. Their suspension of disbelief is delicate, creating a problem for culpable government and media. People might eventually believe their eyes, and the evidence that will ultimately bring them to consciousness must be suppressed, anniversary or no anniversary. That’s why you won’t see much video of the buildings coming down. The video itself is an indictment, and reasoned discourse about it, which would naturally accompany any airing, must be avoided at all costs.

“Modern technology makes it possible for us to confirm the breadth and depth of the censorship. Search the Internet for references to 9/11 in newspapers, on television or radio, or even in the left-leaning blogs that dot the Web. You will find almost nothing about the events of that day. Plenty on peripheral matters like the shape and size of the memorial and the Islamic center going up in the neighborhood, but nothing in the mass media on what actually happened.

“No questions are raised about any of it. Looking for an update or reconsideration of the 9/11 commission report? Forget about it. Interviews with those present in the bunker with Richard Cheney a few minutes before the Pentagon was struck, confirming (or not) that he had advance knowledge of the event? Not going to happen. Analysis of the video, which shows buildings coming down in free-fall, violating the laws of physics? Don’t hold your breath waiting for that conversation.

Discussion of what happened to the third building that collapsed that day and maybe a public airing of the landlord’s on-camera admission that he had the building demolished? Not yet, and not ever. Discussion of Mayor Guiliani’s culpability for death and disability among rescue and cleanup workers? Not to be talked about.

Scientists last year found tiny chips of undetonated explosives– manufactured, demolition-grade material–in dust collected by near neighbors of the World Trade Center on that day. You won’t find any mention of that finding in any paper.

“What accounts for the absence of even a single report reviewing the actual events of that day in the New York Times, Washington Post, New York News, CBS, Wall St. Journal, NPR, Democracy Now, Huffington Post, Common Dreams? …

“I don’t take people seriously anymore if I find out they believe the official conspiracy theory. All of their opinions are suspect. Want to tell me how to fix the economy? First tell me what you believe happened on 9/11. Want to recommend a book or advise me why bombing Libya was a good idea (or a bad one)? Tell me first whether you believed your eyes when you saw the World Trade Center demolished by explosives.

“9/11 denial is a mental illness that ought to be assigned its own diagnostic code. I suspect most of the excess armchair violence, Prozac popping, and compulsive eating and drinking we see in the new millennium has its origin in this disorder. PTD: post-traumatic denial. Seeing ain’t believing.”


Revised from a column from 30 Aug 2011

Dr Gary G. Kohls is a retired rural family physician from Duluth, MN, USA and a member of the TRANSCEND Network. Since his retirement in 2008, Dr Kohls has written a weekly column for the Reader Weekly, Duluth’s alternative newsweekly magazine. His column, titled Duty to Warn, has been re-published and archived at websites around the world.  He practiced holistic mental health care in Duluth for the last decade of his family practice career, primarily helping psychiatric patients who had become addicted to their cocktails of dangerous, addictive psychiatric drugs to safely go through the complex withdrawal process. His Duty to Warn columns often deal with various unappreciated health issues, including those caused by Big Pharma’s over-drugging, Big Vaccine’s over-vaccinating, Big Medicine’s over-prescribing, over-screening, over-diagnosing and over-treating agendas and Big Food’s malnourishing and sickness-promoting food industry. Those four powerful, profit-seeking entities combine to seriously affect the physical, mental, spiritual and economic health of the recipients of the prescription drugs, medical treatments, toxic vaccines and the consumers of the tasty, ubiquitous and disease-producing “FrankenFoods” – particularly when they are consumed in combinations, doses and potencies that have never been tested for safety or long-term effectiveness. Dr Kohls’ Duty to Warn columns are archived at, among many other websites:,%20MD;;; and

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