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New breed of crisis actors: Fake political protesters

Americans didn’t know about a curious species of fakery called Crisis Actors until the Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook false-flag shooting massacre. (See “Remarkable resemblance of Sandy Hook victims and professional crisis actors“)

Located in Denver, Colorado, a business that calls itself VisionBox Crisis Actors provides professionals (“trained players and actors”) who impersonate real-life people in simulations of mass casualty events, such as government drills, shootings and bombings, to help “schools and first responders create realistic drills, full-scale exercises, high-fidelity simulations, and interactive 3D films.” As an Oct. 31, 2012 feature story on the Crisis Actors website which I found on January 1, 2013, once boasted:

A new group of actors is now available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises, announced Visionbox, Denver’s leading professional actors studio.

Visionbox Crisis Actors are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places.

The actors’ stage acting experience, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary American theater, enables them to “stay in character” throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios. […]

Visionbox Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.

For more, see my post “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events“.

Curiously, since the phenomenon of crisis actors was uncovered after the Sandy Hook false-flag, crisis actors seem to have gone underground. VisionBox revised its website, removing any mention of crisis actors. But this video that was uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 23, 2012, says the same things about VisionBox which I had reported:

Professor James Tracy also recently discovered that Crisisactors.org, the website established to represent the collaboration between the Visionbox professional actors studio and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, went dormant after August 2014. (See “Where Have All the Crisis Actors Gone?“)

To add to the insanity, there are even amputee crisis actors, such as those from a business called Amputees in Action, which provides “trained professional amputee actors” who promise to “remain in character” “for the film and screen industries and for emergency and military services training simulations” with “special effects (SFX) make-up, moulage and prosthetic artists use cutting edge technology to enhance and extend the appearance and function of limb-loss scenarios.” (For more, see my post ““)

BaumanAlleged victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Jeff Bauman, is an example of an amputee crisis actor. See the reasons why in “Hollywood producer Nathan Folks says Boston Bombing’s a false flag”.

Now add fake political protests and protesters to the things that crisis actors do.

Jamie Taete reports for Vice, Aug. 6, 2013, that Crowds on Demand is a company that will organize a crowd for you, on demand. The crowd can be fake fans for some celebrity or aspiring celebrity, or fake protesters for a cause.

Since the company’s fake fan events are “super secret,” Taete attended instead “a fake protest” called “Purge Day USA” (to purge mental health problems) which the company organized in Los Angeles “in coordination with a charity” to “raise awareness about mental health issues”. Here’s a photo of the fake protesters:

fake protesters of Crowds in Demand in Los Angeles

Crowds on Demand’s founder and CEO Adam Swart said that there were about 20 protesters at the fake protest and all of them were “provided by me”. The fake protesters were paid $15 an hour. Swart charges “a couple thousand dollars” to organize a fake protest with about 20 actors, but he gives discounts to charities.

To critics who say Crowds on Demand is unethical, Swart, who is only 24 years old , openly and brazenly admits: “Is it misleading? Yes. That’s the idea.”

Adam Swart

A more recent example of fake protesters is an ad on Craig’s List soliciting actors to impersonate protesters at Trump rallies.

As reported by ZeroHedge on March 30, 2016, the ad was placed by “I’m feelin’ the Bern” Bernie Sanders supporters who promise to provide shuttle buses, parking, and protest signs, as well as $15/hour to the actors. Here’s a screenshot of the Craig’s List ad:

Bernie ad for paid anti-Trump protesters

The above ad has since been removed by its author, but the Daily Caller points out the ad is part of a recurring pattern of anti-Trump Craigslist ads soliciting and paying people to protest at Trump rallies. But Daily Caller claims that the fake protesters are hired not by Sanders, but by Hillary Clinton’s people, and paid for by the usual suspects George Soros, MoveOn.org, and Progressive Auto Insurance‘s Jonathan Lewis:

The Establishment on both the left and the right, who want to disenfranchise the millions of Republican voters who support Donald Trump, have blamed the staged riots near Trump rallies on Trump or on Bernie Sanders. That’s like blaming the Russians for the Reichstag Fire. Bernie has little to do with these manufactured protests. This is a Clinton operation, a faux protest.

False flag operations have long been common in politics, but these riots are poisonous to the electorate, intentionally designed to turn violent and stifle free speech.

This free speech-busting goon squad operation is directed by supporters of Hillary Clinton. It is paid for mostly by George Soros and MoveOn.org and pushed by David Brock at Media Matters for America. It’s also funded by reclusive billionaire Jonathan Lewis, who was identified by the Miami New Times as a “mystery man.” He inherited roughly a billion dollars from his father Peter Lewis (founder of Progressive Insurance Company).

A march and demonstration against Trump at Trump Tower essentially fizzled Saturday when only 500 “protesters” of the promised 5000 showed up. Infiltrating the crowd, I learned most were from MoveOn or the Occupy movement. Soap was definitely in short supply in this crowd. Several admitted answering a Craig’s list ad paying $16.00 an hour for protesters.

Hillary understands that Trump would lose the votes of certain establishment Republicans if he were the nominee. On the other hand, it doesn’t matter, because of his crossover outreach. In Michigan, Democrats and independents who have lost their jobs because of disastrous globalist trade deals like NAFTA are lining up to vote for Donald.

See also “The Lucifer Alliance: Secret group of powerful leftwing moneybags“.

anti-Trump protests

And so, when you see an anti-Trump protest or another mass shooting, don’t believe your eyes. The “protesters” and “victims” — including amputees! — you see may just be acting.

~Eowyn

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Sandy Hook, conspiracy theorists, and the liberal worldview

A non-profit online magazine, The New Inquiry (TNI), cofounded by Mary Borkowski, Jennifer Bernstein, and Rachel Rosenfelt, recently published an article by someone named Emily Elizabeth Brown, trashing and deriding “conspiracy theorists” who suspect crisis actors are used in false flag incidents like Sandy Hook.

So who is Emily Elizabeth Brown?

If you click on her name, you’ll be told “Page Not Found“.

So much for TNI‘s high-minded description of itself as “a space for discussion that aspires to enrich cultural and public life by putting all available resources—both digital and material—toward the promotion and exploration of ideas.”

TNI explores ideas alright, but never mind who the authors of those ideas are. That information apparently is a secret and not “for discussion”. For that matter, there really is no “discussion” or “exploration of ideas” on TNI because the website does not allow reader comments. Given that, it is not unreasonable for us to think that TNI is really “a space” for the express “promotion,” instead of any discussion or exploration, of ideas.

Another word for “promotion” is “propaganda”.

Back to the mysterious E. E. Brown’s article (h/t Memory Hole Blog). Here are excerpts:

It is true that professional actors are sometimes hired to simulate disasters; their purpose is to help large organizations run through emergency response drills in preparation for possible catastrophic events. In conspiracy theory world, crisis actors are stans and stand-ins employed by the government to carry out affective labor during false flag operations. Websites claim that the Sandy Hook shooting, along with virtually every major tragedy involving human beings on American soil since 9/11, was a false flag drill that the government decided to take live. […]

In an interview, the political scientist Michael Barkun explained that conspiracy theorists try to make sense of a confusing world by “dividing the world sharply between the forces of light and the forces of darkness.” By imagining the evil forces as plants in the general public—the people with whom we’re supposed to sympathize—crisis actor believers erase the lines between good and evil that are usually clearly defined in conspiracy theories. There are no clear lines to separate the people who are ‘in on it’ and the people who aren’t.

An oft-repeated psychological explanation is that conspiracy theories arise as a reaction of disbelief in the face of a tragedy. It is (arguably) more reassuring to believe that a tragedy like Sandy Hook was staged by the government, instead of trying to make sense of the narrative in which somebody decided to walk into an elementary school and shoot 20 children. Then nobody would have died; there was no horrific act of violence. From this perspective, evil is not perpetrated by ordinary people, and the people the government wants us to think are evil are really harmless puppets. The crisis actor conspiracy theory exists in a worldview that is both paranoid and idealistic. Since crisis actor theorists maintain that these acts couldn’t have been carried out by people of their own accord, their view of the common man is much more positive than most people’s. To the believer, evil is primarily created by tangible, external forces. This combination of idealism and paranoia disrupts the real world in a way that other conspiracy theories don’t.

Unlike the typical  9/11 truther, who may hold that the whole event was a hoax but will keep their anger directed at the government, the crisis actor theorist directs their anger and disbelief at the victim. The government is acknowledged as the mastermind, but in the classic conspiracy trope of Us versus Them, each new tragedy brings forth new actors, and nobody is sure which of Them lives among Us.

Did you get that, “conspiracy theorists”?

If you harbor even a suspicion that the U.S. government is capable of conspiratorial machinations and false flags, the mysterious Emily Elizabeth Brown is calling you:

  • Simple-minded, because you “try to make sense of a confusing world by ‘dividing the world sharply between the forces of light and the forces of darkness.’
  • Stupid and can’t handle reality, and instead retreat into wishful thinking, because it’s “more reassuring to believe that a tragedy like Sandy Hook was staged by the government, instead of trying to make sense of the narrative in which somebody decided to walk into an elementary school and shoot 20 children.”
  • Paranoid and out-of-step with “the real world”.
  • Scapegoaters who blame the victims.

psychobabble

Seldom have I read so much pretentious psycho-babble in one single essay as Ms. Brown’s, not even in the worst papers written by the worst of my former students. Brown gives new meaning to the word “sophomoric.”

I — and you — can write armchair dime-store psychoanalysis as good as Ms. Brown (assuming Emily Elizabeth Brown is her real name and she is really a she who is not government’s sockpuppet). Here’s my parody of Brown:

An oft-repeated psychological explanation is that those, such as a writer named Emily Elizabeth Brown, who deride conspiracy theories arise as a reaction of what psychologists identify as denial in the face of reality. It is (arguably) more reassuring to believe that governments do not conspire to carry out false flags like the well-documented Operation Northwoods of the Kennedy Administration or the more recent Watergate conspiracy of the Nixon Administration, instead of having to shed their determined childlike innocence, which psychologists would call determined naivete or outright denial of human beings’ disposition toward deception. And so, the deniers like Emily Elizabeth Brown could remain cocooned in their comfortable worldview — a world of rainbows and unicorns where there are no conspiracies except in the minds of “conspiracy theorists,” and where human nature and government are unfailingly benign and well-intentioned, the only exceptions being those malignant “conspiracy theorists” who would dare question the integrity of persons holding and wielding great power over the little people. From this perspective, evil is not perpetrated by government — notwithstanding the record of the hundreds of millions killed by Nazi and Communist regimes in the 20th century. From this peculiar perspective held by deniers like Emily Elizabeth Brown, evil is perpetrated by those “conspiracy theorists” who would dare imagine that governments could actually plan and undertake conspiracies. To the believer, such as Emily Elizabeth Brown, evil is primarily created by powerless “conspiracy theorists” who actually dare to disrupt the believer’s fantasy of the real world.

Instead of Brown spewing her psycho-babble, it would be so much more useful if she engaged her readers with facts and reasoning, as in:

In the end, Ms. Brown’s essay is simply the latest reminder of the enormous differences in liberal vs. conservative worldviews.

unicorn_rainbow

As a study published in the Journal of Ideology reminds us (stripping away the authors’ loaded language), liberals view the world as generally “a hospitable place” where human nature fundamentally is benign and where most people are “warm and caring,” “nurturant” and “supportive” of others. The exceptions, of course, are those nasty, hateful conservatives. The many nice people include people in government, who can be depended on to care for and “nurture” us. All of which render liberals ideal tools– “useful idiots“– of government and the power élite.

In contrast, the conservative sees the world as “a dangerous place” because human nature is not simply benign. In such a world, the individual must be disciplined and self-reliant, instead of dependent on government. Those in government become more dangerous, the more power they accumulate — all at our expense.

So whose worldview better accords with that of America’s Founding Fathers?

Here are two clues:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” -James Madison in The Federalist No. 51.

“If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, 1787.

That is why the Founders fashioned a polity based on a view of human nature as inherently selfish instead of benign, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited with checks and balances. For the plain fact of the matter is that there really are governments who would stoop to killing little children—and more. Just ask the millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Nazis had slaughtered, or the hundreds of millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Communists had killed in the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and Kampuchea.

Why would Americans, who partake of the same non-angelic human nature, be uniquely virtuous? Compared to the horrors of the Nazis and Communists, Sandy Hook, if it is a false flag, is small potatoes.

~Éowyn

Another false flag? Atlanta Craigslist solicits crisis actors for mock disaster

One

We know there are professional crisis actors. (See “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events”)

Two

We know there are professional amputee crisis actors. (See ““)

Three

We have good reasons to suspect that crisis actors were deployed at Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon Bombing. (See “Remarkable resemblance of Sandy Hook victims and professional crisis actors,” “Hollywood producer Nathan Folks says Boston Bombing’s a false flag,” and “The woman in red: Proof of Boston Bombing crisis actors“.)

Four

Days before the April 2, 2014 mass shooting at Ford Hood by Ivan Lopez, who killed 3, wounded 16, then committed suicide, there was a Craigslist ad soliciting “role players” for a “military mock simulated disaster” at Fort Hood on March 17-19, 2014. (Click image below to enlarge)

Ft Hood drill1

Five

Now an ad has appeared in Atlanta Craigslist, soliciting “role players” for a “mass casualty exercise” on June 27-29, which will involve faked injuries. (Calling amputee crisis actors!)

Here’s a screenshot I took of the ad. You can also see the ad for yourself by going here or http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/evg/4480330340.html (click image below to enlarge):

Atlanta Craigs List AdSo if any mass trauma event happens in the days after June 29, we will know it’s another false flag — “a contrived event” of “hyper-reality film-making.”

H/t Jim Fetzer, John Molloy, and FOTM’s Gingercake

Update (June 25, 2014):

A Craiglist ad in Houston, Texas, was soliciting “crisis actors” for a “simulated government terror drill” on July 4-6, 2014. The actors will have to sign confidentiality agreement.

Craigslist Houston

After bloggers discovered the ad, Houston Craigslist pulled it.

H/t FOTM’S Gingercake

~Eowyn

The blonde woman in red: Proof of Boston Bombing crisis actors

Crisis actors, as described by an outfit in Denver, Colorado called Visionbox Crisis Actors, are “a new group of actors … available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises” who “are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places. The actors’ stage acting experience … enables them to ‘stay in character’ throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios.”

Not only are ordinary crisis actors used in government drills and mass trauma events, some of them are amputees!

There’s an outfit called Amputees in Action, which describes itself as “a unique agency, working independently to provide … trained professional amputee actors for the film and screen industries and for emergency and military services training simulations…. Our personnel use their personal trauma experiences to enable graphic realism that is second to none, and our team of special effects (SFX) make-up, moulage and prosthetic artists use cutting edge technology to enhance and extend the appearance and function of limb-loss scenarios.”

Steve recently posted on suspected crisis actors at the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, notably “Jeff Bauman” who had both of his legs blown off but somehow managed to be fully conscious as he was carted away in a wheelchair (see here, here, and especially “Hollywood producer Nathan Folks says Boston Bombing was false-flag fakery.”

There’s also a black woman who, immediately after the first bomb exploded, was pictured sitting on the ground next to Jeff Bauman, with no visible blood or injuries (see below).

black woman1

Moments later, however, the same black woman was covered in blood and strapped into a spine board stretcher. As seen in the pic below, it’s the same black woman because she’s wearing the same red jacket.

black woman2Now, we have evidence of yet another crisis actor at the Boston Marathon Bombings.

On April 15, 2013, Max Malone was a spectator videotaping the marathon, standing right where the first bomb exploded on the sidewalk in front of a LensCrafters store at 699 Boylston St., Boston, MA.

Here’s Malone’s video. I suggest you skip to the 2:10 mark when the first bomb exploded.

Malone’s video captured several notable points of interest:

1. The video clearly shows that the store windows of LensCrafters were intact despite the explosion, in direct contrast to news accounts of the store’s windows being shattered.

2. The video clearly shows that the spectators in front of LensCrafters were not injured, with no blood on their faces or limbs.

3. Most importantly, the video captured a blonde middle-aged woman dressed in red who, after the first explosion, walked past Malone’s video camera, uninjured and unbloodied.

Below is a screenshot I took of Woman in Red at the 8:50 mark in the video. Note her short blonde hair and the upturned collar of her red jacket.

woman in red 8.50

Moments later, however, Woman in Red got “into character” as a bomb victim, now wearing a black jacket over the red, as shown in news footage of her sitting dazed on the ground (10:00 mark):

woman in red 10.00

And here she is being wheeled away, her face and her left hand now covered with blood (9:33 mark):

woman in red 9.33

I wonder how much she got paid for her one-day crisis actor performance?

For all the posts FOTM has done on the Boston bombings, go to our “Boston Marathon Bombings” page, especially the post “Were Boston Marathon bombings a false flag? – Part 2: The bomb drill”.

H/t FOTM’s Gingercake

~Eowyn