So, this is a steady march forward, in terms of stripping away our most basic civil liberties. I would say the NDAA, this case, is the last in line of defence between what’s left of our anemic democracy and our transformation into a military state.
Tag: big brother
But this also allows the secret services to gather explicit information about the nationality of every traveler. Explicit information such as your fingerprints, the color of your eyes, and a high resolution picture of your face. Information you would usually expect to be taken from suspected criminals.
Now we have a system of mandatory and inescapable alerts through every cell phone in the land, in the event that the government decides something’s happening that we ought to know about. Now, just as the introduction of the Patriot Act came right after 9/11, so this new kind of technological invasion comes to us without any public discussion, right after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. The use of fear for any kind of government that craves more control over peoples lives and thoughts, is that it makes people malleable; it makes them obedient. I mean you go to any airport today and you can see this in action, that people are meekly taking off their shoes, submitting to getting groped…
Illumicorp has set up many associations, including the American Historical Association, that determine and uphold the official view of history. Knowledge is power, so we must at all costs be the authors of the truth. By writing history to suit our interests, dissenting voices cannot gain ground and we can vastly influence culture to achieve our prime objective.
…then we have to monitor everybody’s accounts to make sure that they stay within the bounds of what was determined should be their normal activity.
…any cash intensive business, restaurants, convenient stores, gas stations, doctors lawyers accountants… if they step out of the bounds of what was determined to be normal then we have to see if we can figure out why. If we can’t determine the reason for the stepping out of bounds then we’re required to file a suspicious activity report. The federal government looks at us to make sure that we are monitoring everybody’s activities…
New information about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has leaked confirming theories that the U.S. is indeed pushing to radically alter our access, usage, and privacy on the internet.