“ The most dangerous man to the government is the man who is able to think things to himself, without regard towards the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he involves the conclusion that the government he or she lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable. ” — H. L. Mencken
The American kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves) continues to suck the American people down the rabbit hole into a parallel universe in which the Constitution can be meaningless, the government is all-powerful, and the citizenry is helpless to defend itself against govt agents who steal, spy, lie, plunder, kill, abuse and generally inflict chaos and sow madness upon everyone and everything in their sphere.
Think about it.
Virtually every tyranny being perpetrated with the U. S. government contrary to the citizenry— purportedly to keep all of us safe and the nation secure— has come about as a result of some threat manufactured in one way or another simply by our own government.
Cyberwarfare. Terrorism. Bio-chemical episodes. The nuclear arms competition. Surveillance. The drug battles. Domestic extremism. The COVID-19 pandemic.
Within almost every instance, the U. S. government (often spearheaded by the FBI) has in the typical Machiavellian fashion sown the seeds of fear domestically and internationally to be able to expand its own totalitarian powers.
Who is the biggest black market buyer and stockpiler of cyberweapons (weaponized malware that can be used to hack into computer systems, spy on citizens, and destabilize vast computer networks)? The Oughout. S. government.
Who is the largest weapons manufacturer and exporter in the world, so that they are literally arming the world? The U. S. govt.
Which nation has a good secretly testing out dangerous weapons and technologies on its own citizens? The Oughout. S. government.
Which country has conducted secret experiments with an unsuspecting populace — citizens and noncitizens alike— making healthy people sick and tired by spraying them with chemicals, injecting them with infectious illnesses and exposing them to airborne toxins? The U. S i9000. government.
Exactly what country has a pattern and practice associated with entrapment which involves targeting vulnerable individuals, serving them with the propaganda, know-how and weapons intended to switch them into terrorists, and arresting them as part of an elaborately orchestrated counterterrorism sting? The U. S. authorities.
Are you getting the picture yet?
The U. S. government isn’t protecting us from terrorism.
The U. S. government is creating the terror. It is, in fact , the origin of the terror.
Consider that this very same authorities has taken every bit of technologies sold to us as being in our best interests— GPS devices, surveillance, nonlethal weaponry, etc . — and used it against us, to track, manage and trap us.
So why is the govt doing this? Money, power plus total domination.
We’re not dealing with the government that exists to serve its people, guard their liberties and ensure their own happiness. Rather, these are the diabolical machinations of a make-works program carried out on an epic scale whose only objective is to keep the powers-that-be completely (and profitably) employed.
Case in point: the F.
The government’s henchmen have become the agreement of how power, once obtained, can be so easily corrupted and abused. Indeed, faraway from being tough on criminal offense, FBI agents are also one of the nation’s most notorious lawbreakers.
Whether the FBI is planting undercover agents in churches, synagogues plus mosques; issuing fake crisis letters to gain access to Americans’ phone records; using intimidation tactics to silence Americans that are critical of the government, or even persuading impressionable individuals to plot acts associated with terror plus then entrapping them , the overall impression from the nation’s secret police force is that of a well-dressed thug, bending its muscles and doing it boss’ dirty work.
It’s a diabolical plot with far-reaching consequences for every segment of the population, no matter what a person’s political leanings.
As Rozina Ali writes for The New York Times Magazine , “ The government’s approach to counterterrorism erodes constitutional protections for everyone, by blurring the ranges between speech and action and by broadening the scope of who is classified like a threat. ”
This is not an agency that appears to understand, let alone respect, the particular limits of the Constitution.
For instance, the FBI has been secretly carrying out an entrapment plan in which it used a front company, ANOM, to sell purportedly hack-proof phones to organized crime syndicates and then used these phones to spy with them as they planned illegal medication shipments, plotted robberies and set out contracts for killings using those boobytrapped mobile phones.
All informed, the FBI intercepted 27 million messages over the course of 18 months.
What this means is that the F was also illegally spying on individuals using those encrypted phones who may not have already been involved in any criminal action whatsoever.
Even reading a newspapers article is now enough to get you flagged meant for surveillance by the FBI. The particular agency served a subpoena on USA Today / Gannett to deliver the internet addresses and mobile phone information for everyone who understand a news story online on the particular day and time about the deadly shooting associated with FBI agents.
This is the danger of allowing the government to carry out widespread security, sting and entrapment operations using dubious tactics that sidestep the rule of law: “ we the particular people” become suspects plus potential criminals, while government agents, empowered to fight crime using all indicates at their disposal, become indistinguishable from your corrupt forces they seek to vanquish.
To go after terrorists, they become terrorists. To go after drug smugglers, these people become drug smugglers. To visit after thieves, they turn out to be thieves.
It’s hard to say whether we’re dealing with a kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves), a kakistocracy (a government run simply by unprincipled career politicians, corporations and thieves that panders to the worst vices within our nature and has little respect for the rights of United states citizens), or if we have gone straight to an idiocracy .
This certainly isn’t a constitutional republic, however.
Some days, it feels such as the government is running its own crime syndicate complete with mob rule and mafia-style justice.
In addition to producing certain crimes in order to after that “ solve” them, the particular FBI— the government’s law enforcement agency— also gives certain informants permission in order to the law , “ which includes everything from buying and selling illegal drugs to bribing government authorities and plotting robberies, ” in exchange for their cooperation on other fronts.
USA Today estimates that government agents have authorized bad guys to engage in as many as 15 crimes per day (5600 crimes a year). Some of these informants are getting paid astronomical amounts: one particularly unsavory other, later arrested for trying to run over a police officer, was actually paid $85, 000 regarding his help laying the particular trap for an entrapment scheme.
In addition to step-by-step misconduct, trespassing, enabling lawbreaker activity, and damaging personal property, the FBI’s washing list of crimes against the American people includes surveillance, disinformation, blackmail, entrapment, intimidation techniques, and harassment.
For example , the Associated Push lodged a complaint with all the Dept. of Justice after learning that FBI agents created a fake AP news story plus emailed it, along with a clickable link, to a bomb threat suspect in order to implant tracking technology onto his computer and identify his location. Lambasting the agency, AP attorney Karen Kaiser railed, “ The FBI might have intended this false story as a trap for just one person. However , the individual could easily have reposted this particular story to social networks, distributing to thousands of people, below our name, what was essentially a piece of government disinformation . ”
Then again, to those familiar with COINTELPRO , a good FBI program created to “ disrupt, misdirect, discredit, plus neutralize” groups and people the government considers politically objectionable, it should come as no real surprise that the agency has mastered the art of government disinformation.
The FBI has been particularly criticized in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for targeting vulnerable individuals and not only luring all of them into fake terror and building plots but actually equipping them with the organization, money, weapons plus motivation to carry out the plots— entrapment— and then jailing all of them for their so-called terrorist conspiring. This is what the FBI characterizes as “ forward leaning— preventative— prosecutions . ”
One more fallout from 9/11, Nationwide Security Letters, one of the many illicit powers authorized by the UNITED STATES Patriot Act, allows the FBI to secretly need that banks, phone companies, and other businesses provide them with customer information and not disclose the particular demands. An internal audit from the agency found that the F practice of issuing thousands of NSLs every year for delicate information such as phone and financial records, often in non-emergency cases, is riddled with widespread violations .
The FBI’s surveillance capabilities, on a k?rester with the National Security Company, boast a awful collection of spy tools ranging from Stingray products that can track the location of cell phones to Triggerfish products which allow agents to eavesdrop on phone calls.
In one case, the FBI actually managed to remotely reprogram a “ suspect’s” cellular internet card so that it would send “ real-time cell-site location data to Verizon, which submitted the data to the FBI. ”
The F has also repeatedly sought to expand its invasive hacking powers to allow agents to hack into any computer, anywhere in the world.
Indeed, for years now, the U. T. government has been creating what one intelligence insider known as a cyber-army capable of offensive attacks. As part of this cyberweapons programs, government agencies like the NSA have been stockpiling all kinds of nasty malware, viruses and hacking tools that can “ steal financial account passwords, turn an iPhone into a listening device, or, regarding Stuxnet, sabotage a nuclear facility . ”
In fact , the NSA was accountable for the threat posed by the “ WannaCry” or “ Wanna Decryptor” malware worm which— because of hackers accessing the government’s arsenal— hijacked more than 57, 000 computers and crippled health care, communications infrastructure, logistics, and government entities much more than 70 countries.
Mind you, the government has been repeatedly warned about the problems of using criminal tactics to wage its own cyberwars. It was warned about the implications of blowback should its cyberweapons get into the wrong hands.
The government chose to ignore the warnings.
That’s exactly how the 9/11 attacks unfolded.
First, the government helped to generate the menace that was al-Qaida and then, when bin Laden had left the nation reeling in shock (despite countless warnings that fell on tone-deaf ears ), it demanded— plus was given— immense brand new powers in the form of the USA Patriot Act in order to fight the danger it had developed.
This has end up being the shadow government’s modus operandi no matter which party controls the particular White House: the government makes a menace— knowing full nicely the ramifications such a risk might pose to the public— then without ever owning up to the part it performed in unleashing that particular menace on an unsuspecting populace, this demands additional powers to be able to protect “ we the particular people” from the threat.
Yet the powers-that-be shouldn’t really want us to feel safe.
They want us cowering and scared and willing to relinquish each last one of our freedoms in exchange for their phantom promises of security.
As a result, it’s the American people who pay the price for the government’s insatiable greed and quest for power.
Be sufficient it to say that when and when a true history of the United States can be ever written, it will not only track the rise from the American police state however it will also chart the drop of freedom in America: what sort of nation that once followed by the rule of regulation and held the government accountable for its actions has steadily devolved into a police state where justice is one-sided, a corporate elite runs the show, representative government is a mockery, police are usually extensions of the military, security is rampant, privacy will be extinct, and the law will be little more than a tool for that government to browbeat the people into compliance.
Somewhere over the course of the past 240-plus years, democracy has given way to kleptocracy, and consultant government has been rejected in favor of rule by career political figures, corporations and thieves— people and entities with small regard for the rights of American citizens.
This dissolution of that sacred covenant between the citizenry and the government— establishing “ we the particular people” as the masters and the government as the servant— did not happen overnight. It didn’t happen because of one particular incident or one particular president. It is a process, one that began sometime ago and continues in the present day time, aided and abetted simply by politicians who have mastered the particular polarizing art of how in order to “ divide and overcome. ”
When i point out in my book Battlefield America: The particular War on the American People and its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries , our freedoms have become casualties in an all-out war on the American people.