“ We want no Gestapo or Secret Law enforcement. FBI is tending in that direction. ” — Harry Truman
With every day, the United States government borrows another leaf from Nazi Germany’s playbook: Key police . Secret legal courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. Indefinite detention.
These are not tactics used by constitutional republics, where the rule of regulation and the rights of the citizenry reign supreme. Rather, they are the hallmarks of authoritarian routines, where secret police control the populace through intimidation, fear and official lawlessness on the part of government agents.
That authoritarian risk is now posed by the FBI, whose love affair with totalitarianism began long ago. Indeed, based on the New York Times , the U. S i9000. government so admired the Nazi regime that pursuing the second World War, it secretly and aggressively recruited at least a thousand Nazis , including some of Hitler’s highest henchmen as part of Operation Paperclip. United states taxpayers have been paying to help keep these ex-Nazis on the Oughout. S. government’s payroll ever since.
If the government’s covert, taxpayer-funded employment of Nazis after World War II weren’t bad enough, Oughout. S. government agencies— the particular FBI, CIA and the military— adopted many of the Third Reich’s well-honed policing tactics, and also have used them against American citizens.
Indeed, the particular FBI’s laundry list of crimes against the American people includes surveillance, disinformation, blackmail, entrapment, intimidation tactics, harassment and indoctrination, governmental overreach, abuse, misconduct, trespassing, enabling unlawful activity, and damaging personal property, and that’s just depending on what we know.
Compare the FBI’s far-reaching powers to surveil, detain, interrogate, investigate, prosecute, reprimand, police and generally act as a law unto themselves— powers that have grown given that 9/11, transforming the F into a mammoth federal policing and surveillance agency that will largely operates as a energy unto itself, beyond the particular reach of established laws and regulations, court rulings and legal mandates— to its Nazi counterparts , the Gestapo— and then try to encourage yourself that the United States is not really a totalitarian police state.
Just like the Gestapo, the FBI has vast resources, vast investigatory powers, and vast discretion to determine who is an enemy of the state .
These days, the FBI employs over 35, 000 individuals and operates more than 56 industry offices in major cities across the U. S., along with 400 resident agencies in smaller towns, and more compared to 50 international offices. Along with their “ data campus, ” which houses over 96 million sets associated with fingerprints from across the United States and elsewhere, the F has also built a vast repository of “ profiles associated with tens of thousands of Americans and lawful residents who are not accused of any crime. What they have done is appear to be acting suspiciously to some town sheriff, a traffic cop or even a neighbor . ” The FBI’s strong databases on Americans are not only being added to and used by local police agencies, but are also being made available to employers for real-time background record checks .
All of this is made possible by the agency’s nearly unlimited resources (President Biden’s budget projections allocate $10. 8 billion dollars for the FBI ), the government’s vast system of technology, the interconnectedness of government intelligence organizations, and information sharing through fusion centers— data collecting intelligence agencies spread through the entire country that constantly monitor communications (including those of American citizens), everything from internet activity and web searches in order to text messages, phone calls and email messages.
Similar to the Gestapo spied on email and phone calls , FBI agents have got carte blanche access to the particular citizenry’s most personal information.
Working through the U. S. Post Office, the FBI has access to every piece of mail that passes through the postal program : more than 160 billion pieces are scanned plus recorded annually. Moreover, the agency’s National Protection Letters , one of the many illicit powers authorized by the USA Patriot Act, allows the particular FBI to secretly demand that banks, phone businesses, and other businesses provide them with consumer information and not disclose all those demands to the customer. An internal audit of the agency found that this FBI practice of providing tens of thousands of NSLs every year to get sensitive information such as telephone and financial records, frequently in non-emergency cases, can be riddled with widespread constitutional violations .
Much like the Gestapo’s advanced surveillance programs, the FBI’s spying capabilities can delve into Americans’ most intimate information (and allow local police to do so, as well).
In addition to technologies (which is shared with law enforcement agencies) that allows them to listen in on phone calls, understand emails and text messages, and monitor web activities, the FBI’s surveillance boasts an invasive collection of spy tools ranging from Stingray devices that can monitor the location of cell phones to Triggerfish devices which enable agents to eavesdrop upon phone calls. In one situation, the FBI actually maintained to remotely reprogram a “ suspect’s” wireless internet card so that it would send “ real-time cell-site location data to Verizon, which forwarded the data to the FBI. ” Law enforcement agencies are also using social media tracking software program to monitor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram content. Moreover, secret FBI guidelines also allow providers to spy on journalists without substantial judicial oversight.
Much like the Gestapo’s capability to profile based on race and religion, and its assumption of sense of guilt by association , the FBI’s method of pre-crime allows it in order to profile Americans based on an extensive range of characteristics including race and religion.
The agency’s biometric database has grown to massive ratios, the largest in the world, encompassing from fingerprints, palm, face plus iris scans to DNA , and is being increasingly shared among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in an effort to target potential criminals long before they ever dedicate a crime. This is precisely known as pre-crime. Yet not necessarily just your actions which will get you in trouble. In many cases, really also who you know — even minimally— and where your sympathies lie that could land you on a government watch list. Moreover, as the Intercept reports , despite anti-profiling prohibitions, the bureau “ statements considerable latitude to use competition, ethnicity, nationality, and religion in deciding which people and communities to investigate. ”
Just like the Gestapo’s power to render anyone an enemy of the condition, the FBI has the power in order to label anyone a domestic terrorist.
As part of the government’s so-called ongoing war on terror, the country’s de facto secret police has begun using the terms “ anti-government, ” “ extremist” and “ terrorist” interchangeably . Moreover, the government continues to add to its growing list of characteristics that can be used to identify an individual (especially anyone who disagrees with the government) since a potential domestic terrorist. For instance, you might be a domestic terrorist in the eyes of the F (and its network associated with snitches) if you:
- express libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
- exhibit Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun golf club membership)
- study survivalist literature, including apocalyptic fictional books
- show signs of self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand equipment, medical supplies)
- fear an economic collapse
- buy gold and barter items
- subscribe to religious sights concerning the guide of Revelation
- voice fears about Your government or big government
- expound regarding constitutional rights and civil liberties
- believe in a New Planet Order conspiracy
Much like the Gestapo infiated communities in order to spy on the German citizenry, the particular FBI routinely infiates political and religious groups, along with businesses.
As Cora Currier writes for the Intercept : “ Using loopholes it has kept secret for years, the FBI can in certain circumstances avoid its own rules in order to send out undercover agents or informants into political and religious organizations, as well as schools, night clubs, and businesses… ” The particular FBI has even been paying Geek Team technicians at Best Buy in order to spy on customers’ computers without a bring about.
Just as the Gestapo united plus militarized Germany’s police makes into a national police force, America’s police forces have generally been federalized and turned into a national police force.
In addition to government programs that provide the nation’s law enforcement forces with military machines and training, the FBI also operates the National Academy that trains thousands of police chiefs every year and indoctrinates them into an agency way of thinking that advocates the use of monitoring technology and information discussing between local, state, federal government, and international agencies.
Just as the Gestapo’s secret files on politics leaders were used to bully and coerce, the FBI’s files on anyone thought of “ anti-government” belief have been similarly abused.
As numerous documents make clear, the FBI has no qualms about having a extensive powers in order to blackmail politicians, secret agent on celebrities and high-ranking government officials , and intimidate and attempt to discredit dissidents of stripes. For example , not only did the FBI follow Matn Luther King Jr. plus bug his phones plus hotel rooms, but agents also sent him anonymous letters urging him to commit suicide and pressured a Ma college into dropping California king as its commencement speaker.
Just as the particular Gestapo carried out entrapment functions, the FBI has become a learn in the art of entrapment.
Within the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the FBI have not only targeted vulnerable individuals but has also lured or blackmailed them into fake fear plots while actually equipping them with the organization, money, weapons and motivation to carry out the particular plots— entrapment— and then jailing or deporting them for his or her so-called terrorist plotting.
This is what the F characterizes as “ forward leaning— preventative— prosecutions . ” In addition to developing certain crimes in order to then “ solve” them, the FBI also gives certain informants permission in order to the law , “ including everything from buying and selling illegal drugs to bribing government authorities and plotting robberies, ” in exchange for their cooperation upon other fronts.
USA Today estimates that FBI agents have certified criminals to engage in as much as 15 crimes a day . Some of these informants are getting paid astronomical sums : one particularly unsavory fellow, later arrested designed for attempting to run over a police officer, was actually paid $85, 000 for his help laying the trap to have an entrapment scheme.
When and if a true great the FBI is actually written, it will not only track the rise of the American police state but it will even chart the decline associated with freedom in America, in very similar way that the empowerment associated with Germany’s secret police monitored with the rise of the Nazi regime.
Exactly how did the Gestapo become the terror of the Third Reich?
It do so by creating a sophisticated surveillance and law enforcement program that relied for its success on the cooperation of the army, the police, the intelligence local community, neighborhood watchdogs, government employees for the post office and railroads, ordinary civil servants, and also a nation of snitches inclined to report “ rumors, deviant behavior, and even just loose talk . ”
To put it differently, ordinary citizens working with government agents helped create the monster that became Nazis. Writing for the New York Times , Craig Ewen paints a particularly chill portrait of how an entire nation becomes complicit in its own downfall by looking the other method:
In what may be his most provocative statement, [author Eric A.] Johnson says that ‘ ‘ most Germans may not even have realized till very late in the war, if ever, that they were living in a vile dictatorship . ” This is not to say they were unaware of the Holocaust; Johnson demonstrates that an incredible number of Germans must have known at least some of the truth. But , he or she concludes, ‘ ‘ a tacit Faustian bargain was struck between the regime as well as the citizenry. ” The government appeared the other way when petty crimes were being dedicated. Ordinary Germans looked the other way when Jews were being rounded up and murdered; they abetted one of the biggest crimes of the 20th one hundred year not through active collaboration but through passivity, refusal and indifference.
Much like the German individuals, “ we the people” have become passive, polarized, gullible, easily manipulated, and with a lack of critical thinking skills. Distracted by entertainment spectacles, politics and screen products, we too are complicit, silent partners in making a police state similar to the fear practiced by former routines.
Had the federal government tried to ram such a situation down our throats instantly, it might have had a rebellion on its hands. Instead, the American people have received the boiling frog therapy, immersed in water that slowly is heated up— degree by degree— so that they’ve fail to notice that these kinds of are being trapped and cooked and killed.
“ We the people” are in hot water now.
The Constitution doesn’t stand a chance against a federalized, globalized standing military of government henchmen protected by legislative, judicial plus executive branches that are most of on the same side, no matter what political views they subscribe to: suffice it to say, they are not on our part or the side of independence.
From Presidents Clinton to Bush, after that Obama to Trump and today Biden, it’s as if we’ve been caught in a time cycle, forced to re-live the same thing repeatedly: the same assaults on our freedoms, the same disregard for the principle of law, the same subservience to the Deep State, and the same corrupt, self-serving authorities that exists only to amass power, enrich its shareholders and ensure its continued domination.
Can your fourth Reich happen here?
As I point out inside my book Battlefield America: The War over the American People and in its imaginary counterpart The particular Erik Blair Diaries , it’s already taking place right under our noses.