One rarely sees a sudden descent into total tyranny, instead it is built step by step until the trap is eventually swung on an semi-suspicious and totally unaware population of the entire process. It involves every branch of government in a conscious effort in this direction, executive, legislative and judicial - and it spreads to every level from federal, to state, to county and local.
The spread to tyranny is like an aggressive cancer, once it starts it goes to all of the parts of the body politic where eventually the entire whole is engulfed in the slow death of the peoples freedom. It has been a long time coming in the USA and what we are now seeing is the semi-advanced stages of the process. When you see the laws mutate it means activity has already begun, the laws are merely their to give a thin cloak of legitimacy and they are the last stage of an advancing process.
One of the branches of government which is being used like this is the executive, which has been "found" to have a "unitary executive," which has not been discussed openly or denied from the previous Bush administration to the current Obama administration. The pronouncement of "unitary executive" does not stand by itself, but the activity to enforce the unitary executive is delegated from the executive to the other branches and given the mandate to make such an ever present reality. So the legislative begins to reinforce the executive pronouncement through the enactment of laws which reflect the the unitary pronouncement. The judicial begins to play out the unitary in the interpretation of the law, so that which was already "on the books" becomes viral, and new interpretations are given to make it more intrusive and universally applicable, and it convenes secret conclaves. All of this is followed like a hunting dog on the scent of a victim by the various states, it is then picked up by the counties and plays out locally in an abusive policing force on the streets against the people.
There is no government which operates in a vacuum, it has a segment of the population, both national and global which it serves - a moneyed elite which is its primary boss and client. It makes all pretense to a free and democratic society a standing joke, and the punchline is always the people. Foreign enemies and domestic enemies are conjured up to maintain the wealth and social standing of the reigning oligarchy - there is never just some independent tyrant apart from society as a whole which works his will, it is always a group effort (even Hitler did not function in a vacuum as some isolated tyrant).
This always takes a form of centralism, whether it is communist and public or fascist and private, we have the fascist variety in the USA. To have totalitarianism it is necessary to impoverish the people, so that the weakened masses are perpetually fearful and hence malleable to any perceived "remedy" to the dire condition.
Somehow the people must be conceived of as the enemy, and the first process which takes place to bequeath enemy status is surveillance. In the surveillance the activity of the people are watched, and consequently outlawed as a form of criminality. Anything or anyone who shines a light on this clandestine process is the enemy - whistle blowers, journalists, and any form of resistance whether it be digital or physical in the common interpretation, or both, becomes treason - and old laws which are a tyrants dream are transformed into a vicious norm of overreach and new laws are feverishly designed creating new crimes like mushrooms after a spring rain.
The people are directed to find new enemies, whether it takes the classic form of Stasi like form, or as interest groups formed as the willing mouthpiece of elite ideas with delusional people thinking that they are preserving their own interest. Leaders rise up in the various government offices as the champions and people clamor to their side divesting themselves of their own interest for elite ideas. Racism abounds, immigrants become the new enemies, and the weak and poor become the existential threat.
In other words, everything you are watching today, and I have just scratched the surface, is the face of tyranny coming into focus. All this transpires while the national and global elite laugh their asses off all the way to the bank, the bank is bailed out, the people are left as homeless in their own country. Too big to fail and too big to jail becomes the norm, open negotiations for leniency thrives among the moneyed, while the prison industrial complex yawns with the targeted poor and weak, so that their pound of flesh becomes the cynical buck that is made.
Repeated attempts are made to blur the function military from civilian activity, enactment of military means is introduced into the policing forces and what can and will be done to the resistant citizenry is unclear. Techniques of suppression are brought from the foreign activity to the domestic, and all of this because of the illusory thrust of some empire. Agencies which are not Constitutionally mandated gain in strength and power and are used like the bludgeon on the people by a moneyed elite, and the agency of government is merely a tool of such activity (because government is merely a franchise of the lite).
There is only one answer to this entire tragic fiasco, and that is revolution because it is to far gone for any type of reform. People ask "why can't you give us any solid plans for what we should do?" It is impossible, revolution is an organic and unpredictable activity, it must be entered into and people are carried along by the only wave that is capable of saving them from total tyranny. You might say "I have children and a wife/husband," and I say you will have neither when this tyranny sweeps them away. Another retort might be "I have done well for myself," and it is a mere chimera or like smoke which fleetingly wafts away in the face of such tyranny.
In the meantime corporations prey on the people, there is nothing which is not stamped with the corporate image, and these minions move in a revolving door process through the government which is their willing handmaiden. People are divested of any form of recourse against the onslaught of these monstrous psychopathic entities which destroy the very planet upon which humanity must subsist. People are impoverished by the employment in these corporations, they are compromised because they have been made unable to live without their existence, everything is turned over to their abusive reign.
We are fracked to death, forests are denuded, streams-rivers-the oceans are polluted, the air is not fit to breath and we live on the edge of a nuclear apocalypse waiting for the next disaster to arrive unannounced. The unsustainable is the declared norm, while people are fed genetically modified shit and their bodies are consumed by diseases in a toxic environment for short term profits. AND it is all tyranny, fascistic tyranny, all of it, the only thing we can wait for in this fatal scenario is an ever worsening condition. Tyranny never asks the permission from the people, and revolution never waits on the hour, it should be assumed, declared and begun by the 99% disenfranchised.
We are all pegged and penned by the same enemy, and now the bell tolls for all those who would resist oppression. This was not something that was just for the "others," it is threatening everyone. Yet those who have been privileged up until this point have allowed untold atrocity to be committed on the poor and weak, the disenfranchised. Listen carefully to just the introduction of this in the ongoing story of Mumia Abu Jamal, and understand that it is coming like a freight train for everyone unless we all band together to stop it.
JEREMY HAMMOND - NO "CRIME" WITHOUT FBI ENTRAPMENT
In the subset of what I have called "new crimes,' by what becomes the interest of the State by definition, we have the case of Jeremy Hammond, Stratfor, and the FBI. It seems like the FBI cannot "solve" the governments definition of a crime without inciting one into being.
It cannot help but be noticed that these incitements of the FBI have a strong political flavor to them, anything which is against the encroachment of the current government activity, always marked by disenfranchising the people of any rights. Anything that threatens enfranchisement of their darling corporations, which participate in the divestiture of the people, and exposes the rear flank of corporate crony hordes - the people pay for their own suspect criminalization. In this case the veritable invisible army of spooks which think it is the right of the government to strip the people, both foreign and domestic of any privacy, right to free speech, freedom of press, or protection through whistle blowing, and place them in a forced panopticon to enrich the moneyed few.
This is nothing new for the FBI which is primarily the political police, no matter how much they get TV makeovers as "crime fighters." A federal policing force which has no right to even exist, if there were any adherence to Constitutional directives or principles. A group which has been used as a blackmail institution in Washington and a political bludgeon in the hands of tyranny of any resistance coming from the people.
In order to give this clandestine agency some legitimacy they need to give it all authority via malleable law (making up what they choose) open arms in the court room to bad jacket anyone the system wants to target. So it is an "anything goes," to get the pronounced "criminal," from creating the crime, inciting the cause, and providing the means. If the rank and file people get others to do this they become accessories to the crime, and are punished as the source of incitement, where the proverbial book is thrown at them - the FBI becomes "heroes" and unassailable in any court of so-called law.
The judges are bought and paid for, they do not have the decency to recuse themselves (like judge Loretta Preska, or for that matter judge Samuel Lindsay who presides over Barrett Browns case, http://notinhisname.blogdrive.com/archive/1001.html ), not because they do not need to - but because they really are the legal hit men for a system which strips the people and makes a mockery of any court of law, which delivers no justice but just a legal bullet between the eyes of anyone who has the temerity to care for the people, over the will of the powerful. Jeremy Hammond cannot help but be the victim in this poisoned atmosphere, and along with him all the rest of the people, both foreign and domestic.He is imprisoned because he dared to care about what is happening to the people, and did something to expose this fascist system with undeniable evidence.
Below, the author of the article I am citing gives an accurate account of the facts, but does no work to subtantively question the activity of the FBI, even though his title implies such, saying they stand on "solid legal ground (it becomes solid legal ground because legal ground is made up along the way)." The only advice he gives is to the corporations security teams, who he tells to shore up their security unless they want to become "hackbait." I provide a systemic critique in my comments above, because this deserves more then a mere description - it deserves to be exposed and to be stopped by the people quickly with all prejudice. _____________________________
"Is the FBI allowed to entrap suspected computer criminals? That question is at the heart of a request for leniency by Jeremy Hammond, who's due to be sentenced on November 15 for hacking private intelligence contractor Stratfor, among other business and government sites.
Hammond, appearing in a Manhattan federal courtroom in May, pleaded guilty to one related count of computer fraud and abuse, as part of a plea agreement. "For each of these hacks, I knew what I was doing was wrong," Hammond told judge Loretta Preska, the Chicago Sun-Timesreported. He now faces up to 10 years in jail, and the prospect of paying up to $2.5 million in restitution to Stratfor.
But in advance of his upcoming sentencing by Judge Preska, Hammond's supporters are asking for leniency, noting that Hammond hacked for ethical reasons, rather than to make a profit. They've also accused the FBI of entrapment, referring to tricking someone into committing a crime for the purpose of then arresting them. Hammond, notably, has accused former LulzSec leader turned FBI informant "Sabu" -- real name: Hector Xavier Monsegur -- of inciting participants of the Anonymous Operations (AnonOps) IRC channel, including himself, to hack into a number of systems, including Brazilian government servers for which Sabu reportedly distributed stolen access credentials.
"Sabu was used to build cases against a number of hackers, including myself. What many do not know is that Sabu was also used by his handlers to facilitate the hacking of targets of the government's choosing -- including numerous websites belonging to foreign governments," Hammond said in an August statement.
What proof can Hammond offer? Attorney Margaret Ratner Kunstler, who's a member of Hammond's defense team, told me via email that "all but publicly filed documents are covered by [a] protective order," meaning related evidence has been sealed, at the request of prosecutors. Accordingly, "proof is only in the form of failure of government to deny" Hammond's allegations, she said.
An FBI spokeswoman, reached by phone, declined to comment on Hammond's allegations.
This wouldn't be the first time that the bureau's computer crime investigators have been accused of employing these types of tactics. "The FBI intended to entrap me via Sabu for as long as possible to incriminate my activities at the highest level," said former LulzSec participant Jake Davis last month, in an ongoing Q&A session on the Ask.fm website. Davis, who used the handle "topiary," handled the LulzSec's PR, but didn't take part in any of its actual hacking activities. He was arrested by British police in July 2011.
"One week I told Sabu that I had no intention of involving myself in any more crime -- organized by him -- and that I wanted to switch to helping the activist movement solely through art and writing," said Davis, who's now served related jail time in the United Kingdom and been released. "That same week my home was raided. It's nothing new, we were just another set of pawns in the FBI's strategy."
If that was the FBI's strategy, however, what may surprise is that the bureau wouldn't have broken any laws or investigation guidelines. "Unfortunately, there are numerous cases holding that this type of scenario -- very common in child pornography cases where agents pose as either children or brokers of child pornography -- does not constitute impermissible entrapment," sentencing expert Jeff Ifrah, an attorney who's previously chaired American Bar Association criminal justice and white collar crime committees, told me via email.
It's clear that Monsegur, who was quietly arrested by the FBI in June 2011 and immediately turned informant -- before later pleading guilty to a number of charges -- was being run by the FBI. Furthermore, prosecutors have said that he's monitored around the clock, and restricted to using an FBI-provided computer that records everything he does.
That means that Sabu, and thus the FBI, knew about the Stratfor hack before it happened. Notably, Hammond, using the handle "Sup_g," told Sabu on Dec. 6, 2011, that he planned to hack Stratfor, then did so a week later. Sabu, meanwhile, directed Hammond to upload the stolen data to a server that was really controlled by the FBI. But on Dec. 24, after Sabu reportedly attempted to sell the Stratfor data to Julian Assange at WikiLeaks -- he declined the offer -- Hammond publicly released the data. Two days later, Sabu tied Sup_g to another alias, "Anarchaos," that the bureau knew belonged to Hammond. But several months followed before the FBI arrested Hammond.
Could Stratfor's customer database have been protected -- and $2.5 million in damages and cleanup costs avoided? "Jeremy is about to get sentenced for the Stratfor part based on their assessed damages," alternative media expert Nigel Parry, who's been following Hammond's case, told me via email. "And a lot of those damages -- after we get beyond the early part of the hack that netted the credit card numbers (i.e. Stratfor's email losses, its data deletion) -- seem to me to be the direct result of the FBI's blatant hands-off approach and Stratfor's inept sysadmins, who didn't have a single backup of their data?!"
The FBI appears to stand on solid legal ground here. "Unfortunately, there are numerous cases holding that the government has no obligation to mitigate damages, or intervene in a criminal investigation to mitigate the fallout or consequences," attorney Jeff Ifrah said. "There have been cases that have held in different contexts that the government may have been a contributing factor or intervening factor in the loss, but that type of logic ... has not been applied in a loss calculation scenario at a federal criminal sentencing proceeding," he said.
In other words, there's no precedent for getting a sentence -- or restitution -- reduced, owing to FBI entrapment. "In a sentencing context, the only relevant determination is foreseeable loss, or in some circumstances, actual loss," Ifrah said. "But courts default to the former and thus that becomes a crutch to ignore what role the FBI -- in this case -- did or did not play," he said.
The moral of the story: the FBI can entrap hackers, and businesses that have been owned by said hackers may get used as bait. So, would-be hackers, beware the FBI. And businesses -- especially ones that bill themselves as being private intelligence contractors, yet which store credit card data in plaintext format and see a crucial database get owned by a simple SQL injection attack -- make sure your information security defenses are strong enough to prevent you becoming hackbait."
YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE END OF ANYTHING, THIS IS MERELY THE BEGINNING - AND YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN WHO YOUR DEALING WITH -
OH, AND I AM NOT SITTING IN MY MOTHERS BASEMENT...AND THINKING YOU WILL REDUCE US TO THIS (BELOW), THAT WE WILL STOP ALL FORM OF LOVE FOR HUMANITY, LIKE JEREMY HAMMOND SHOWED, IS A MERE PIPE DREAM, WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, AND WE WILL STOP YOU BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY...
AN EXAMPLE OF THE KETTLE CALLING THE POT BLACK (BELOW)...
A letter from weev, still fighting and strong (below) -
For those who like "in your face" reporting on the current financial debacle for the 99%, you cannot do better then this video. The question that remains, what are the people going to do about it? Long overdue inclusive movement waiting in the wings? If not why not? I will throw the first stone, but refuse to die alone - you can keep the crown, the jesters and the fools -
BARRETT BROWN'S JUDGE - A LOOK AT THE MAN BENEATH THE ROBES
What this article reminds me of immediately was the compromised judge that sat over the trial of Jeremy Hammond, whose husband was directly effected by HBGary hack, she refused to step down. Apparently, this is the only way the subservient justice system can serve the interest of the moneyed elite, by interested judges who do not have enough moral fiber to recuse themselves. It is just a tiny look at the compromised judicial system which, as all the other branches of government, serves the interest of a tiny moneyed elite to the detriment of those who are politically unlucky enough, or should I say willfully targeted, to stand before.
"Who is Judge Samuel Lindsay? That was the question we recently asked when we read the New York Times article on Barrett Brown's criminal case that indicated that Brown cannot say anything about his own case that is not in the public record, per a new court order specific to Brown and his attorneys. A "gag order" of this sort caused us to believe that Brown's right to speak out about his case might be violated and possibly other rights as well, and so we decided to look at the judge who will be overseeing the trial and has made this and other pre-trial rulings. (Remember, Brown hasn't been convicted of anything yet and despite being held in pre-trial custody still has 1st Amendment rights.)
When we first started searching for information on this judge we couldn't find any mainstream articles that told anything about him, including his name. We were only able to track him down after looking at the published orders that he had written in Brown’s case which had his signature.
What we learned about him is that Lindsay is the first African-American to serve in the Northern District of Texas federal court with his chambers located in Dallas. He was nominated by Bill Clinton and he was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate on March 11th 1998. He was raised in South Texas and received his Bachelor's in history and government from St. Mary's University in 1974. He earned his law degree in 1977 from the University of Texas Law School in Austin, and from 1977-1979 he was a staff attorney for the Texas Aeronautics Commission and in 1979 joined the Dallas City Attorney's Office where he was eventually named City Attorney in 1992.
Barret Brown’s Judge, Samuel Lindsay, with President Bill Clinton
We found it of interest that he began in the prosecution division in 1979 and worked in the federal litigation section for ten years while at the City Attorney's office so he frequently worked with FBI agents in the North Texas area. We wondered if he has any connection to the FBI agents who are dealing with the Barrett Brown case now, since it is alleged that Brown threatened an FBI agent's family and if so, if there is a potential conflict of interest? This information about him was cited when he first became a judge by the Dallas Bar Association which supported his nomination.
As a County Attorney Lindsay argued cases all the way to the US Supreme Court defending city ordinances. The way he came to that job was via his wife Cathleen who was a programmer/systems analyst with the oil company ARCO, also known as Atlantic Richfield Company which has operations in the US, Indonesia, North Sea and South China Sea and became a subsidiary of the UK-based BP (British Petroleum) later infamous in the Gulf/Deepwater Horizon spill because of connections to Dick Cheney and Halliburton who protected BP from the gulf spill fallout.
Apparently through his wife's interest in the oil business, Judge Samuel Lindsay has rubbed elbows with some of the richest, wealthiest oil business elites in Texas and was asked to serve as a trustee on the Center for American and International Law and to this day remains as a trustee. CAIL as it is called down in Texas is a "non-profit institution dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and law enforcement agents in the US and throughout the world" and Samuel Lindsay has been a trustee of this organization since his days of helping to train the employees that worked for him under the Dallas City Attorney's office.
This raises a substantial number of questions about whether it is ethical for a judge who has trained and worked with FBI agents in his past to hear cases by the same local FBI? Considering that he still sits on the board of CAIL that trains law enforcement, one has to wonder how appropriate it is for him to hear Barrett Brown's case, especially since Brown is accused of threatening an FBI agent in the state of Texas. As a result of this most curious hobby of this judge of staying as a trustee at CAIL all the way through the years he has stayed on the bench, one has to wonder how many criminal cases he has heard while acting as a trainer or serving on the board of an organization that trains Texas law enforcement?
Surely the mainstream media would be interested in naming a federal judge who is hearing criminal cases and at the same time he sits on the board of an organization that trains law enforcement?
What also makes him so delightful to research was that on that same board at CAIL are several fascinating Texas luminaries, including Harriet Miers who was the former attorney for George W. Bush who was granted the right to testify without having to be sworn under oath in the US Attorney firing scandel's aftermath. Another CAIL trustee is Oliver "Buck" Revell who runs the Revell Group International and was a top agent in the FBI. Reading the trustee list of CAIL you also find a substantial number of oil industry figures and the law firms that represent them.
But the most interesting firm with a trustee on the CAIL board and related to the Brown prosecution is Hunton and Williams, who is represented by John C. Eichman and the reason this firm is so interesting is because this is the firm that Anonymous turned over materials on in the HBGary data raid. These Emails from HBGary try to sell Hunton and Williams on HBGary's services in investigating progressive political activists such as Glenn Greenwald, and it was these services by HBGary that started Barrett Brown's investigations. Barrett Brown started something called "Project PM", a website in which the Emails and other material Anonymous obtained from HBGary were being thoroughly and professionally analyzed including the connection to Hunton and Williams. It seems kind of funny and ethically challenging to believe that a judge who is serving on a small board as a trustee with members of Hunton and Williams who were being investigated by journalist Brown, now under criminal threat for that journalism that seems to have threatened the judge's close associates.
When we started peeking under this judge's robe to take a good look at this man, what we found were personal connections to big oil boys and the very firm that can be described as a "victim" of Barrett Brown if indeed Brown's research was criminal at all.
We want to say "shame" on Judge Lindsay for not disclosing these connections as you would have to be blinder than the statue of justice (who we know as the Greek Goddess Themis) to not know who Brown was doing investigative journalist work on prior to his prosecution as he tracked the data dumps Anonymous was producing. And so there's no question on this, we have torn off the blinder that has thus far kept Themis from seeing a serious conflict of interest. We also ponder how many Texas oil-industry-related cases have been heard by this judge and his other friends who sit as trustees at CAIL and similar oil industry front groups.
It is our opinion that this judge should be removed from this case due to his conflicts and a federal judge appointed who has nothing to do with Hunton and Williams or any of the other companies Barrett Brown was investigating."
Jill Simpson is a lawyer from Alabama who was a whistleblower in the Don Siegelman case; she has a Master's in Religion and Philosophy from CIIS where she focused on the study of Themis and justice; she is currently in divinity school at the Graduate Theological Union at UC Berkeley. Ms. Simpson is also completing a counseling degree in Atlanta. She has been tracking the group of conservative organizations who call themselves "Team Themis" since July of 2010 when she first learned they were following her work with Velvet Revolution on the "Stop The Chamber" campaign. Team Themis includes HBGary.
Jim March is a political activist with a history in tracking the problems with electronic voting, and in the various legal struggles with Diebold Election Systems Inc. had run-ins with the law firm of Jones-Day, who also has a representative on CAIL. Jim decided to work with Jill Simpson after they teamed up to look at election issues for the 2012 cycle and Jill was attacked on Fox News at the beginning of the election season. March was surprised to learn that Jill wasn't interested in this election cycle until she was attacked on national TV by Karl Rove. March and Simpson now live in Northern Alabama and are engaged to be married and owe Karl a wedding invitation since he was the one that brought them together.
"THEY HAVE THE JUDGES IN THEIR BACK POCKETS..." listen for it (BELOW)
CORRUPT JUDGES THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM
WHAT NEEDS TO BE HEARD ABOUT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM -
These judges, Jeremy Hammond's and Barrett Brown's not only need to be recused, they need to be fired!! All of them, at all levels of venue need to be investigated and exposed for their behavior and practices, all the way to the Supreme Court - where you have Justice Kennedy appointing judges to secret court with mystery rulings. They protect the status quo only, serve a moneyed elite, where there is no "rule of law," there is merely the law of rule. They need to be dismissed from the courtrooms and while we're at it we can shove their "new laws," journalist "definitions," and mandatory sentences up their collective asses!
THE NEW CRIMINAL MINDS - THE PEOPLE ALL TERRORISTS
It has become apparent that accused criminality and its definition has become the choice of the rich and powerful - not that this is anything new, its just that the sucking vortex has become all inclusive. So the administration in the United States has given a new meaning to the promise of change, change for the worse - with no end in sight.
We have a new set of political crimes which include but are not limited to the common practice of journalism and whistle blowing, so that the new crime is now to shed light on the truth. The swearing in which invokes do you "swear to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth" can get you imprisonment for life. Especially when the truth is inconvenient and exposes the activity of the rich and powerful, which has made victims of the rank and file people both foreign and domestic.
Enemy status, enemy of the State, has changed from what is clearly wrong to what is undeniably right forcing men and women of conscience to make themselves targets of the powerful. The apparatus of the State has been at the beck and call of every moneyed interest except that of the people which literally makes what is now the 99% the "enemy."
The new "criminal minds" are anyone who seeks justice and peace, those who seek any form of recognition for the crimes which the State has foisted on the poor and weak, both foreign and domestic are now criminals. The participation in the process of these atrocities can be found in all levels of the public arena - international, national, inter-state, county, and local. They all militate in lock step to further victimize any revelation of truth or sought after justice, which is not merely a process of prosecution overreach - but is the complete inversion of the purpose for a prosecution foundation.
Yet people still try to get redress from these institutions dead to them, even though it has called the entire population suspect - it is like they are stuck in a mentally hermetically sealed vacuum. What is needed is the reversal of this order which is established contrary to the will of the people, and the instruments of the state need to be put in a deep freeze. We need to move in such a way that it brings all activity to a grinding halt, and face head on this fascist nightmare which many are just now waking up to.
Couple all of the above observations with the fact that the entire planet has been robbed of any privacy or form of protected free speech on the internet. There is no sanctity in any of the programs or hardware, which has been opened by the NSA and GCHQ et al., weakening the entire foundation of any form of protection of personal or commercial information on the web.
So in reality, what happens when there is such a compromise in our communications with the current trend of changing definitions of criminality? If you are under constant indiscriminate surveillance on the web, or in your communications that means you are automatically suspect to the whim of these clandestine and other various policing agencies. If they have interpreted anything that is considered "sensitive" in the sense of their interest it can and will be eventually considered criminal if exposed even for public safety, whether it is the truth or not. What this does in essence is remove all protections from the will of a powerful moneyed elite which sits at the helm of this and other governments, who have been proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt to be a franchise of only said moneyed elite - that is, what is the functioning State(s).
It also opens you to every criminal element, hostile government, crank activity because it has weakened the fabric of your security by design in both hardware and software - initiated by these clandestine agencies like the NSA and acronym associates both foreign and domestic. These agencies share this information, and when one is blocked from access for some reason, another in an entirely different geographic location not subject to protective restrictions can gain and use the said information against you. EFFECTIVELY, THEY HAVE SUBJECTED YOU TO THE POWER AND ACTIVITY OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS - WHICH IS A FORM OF TREASON AGAINST THE PEOPLE.
Essentially with the entire gutting of the communications industry in its various forms, they have destroyed all forms of safe commerce and privacy in the name of a bogus war on terror. They have turned the war in on the people domestic as well as allies and other regions which have NO CAPABILITY of threatening the USA or its chosen partners. They have arrogated to themselves all power and deserve to be dismantled immediately without any question, having torn the fabric of any trust between themselves and the people, both domestic and globally - who are not their colonial property, nor their servants or slaves. All and any actions, by any means necessary should be used by the people to stop this process cold.
The only reason why any country would continue to work with or do business with the USA at this juncture is that they are complicit, and they have cut a deal ostensibly leaving their people out in the cold. They have, if they agree to this process of servile relationship, protected their own moneyed elite in the process - just like the USA is doing. If not (they are not just concerned with their own elite) it should completely tear the fabric of any serious dealings with this country, and no people anywhere should subject themselves to such transparencies which subjects them to criminal and unfair practices from an official entity, and makes them the prey of any other predator in the process.
Now, for your information, so you will know - you have read my posts about quantum computing a few times, that is intimately connected to what is the digital lowdown. Quantum computers have already achieved photon stability,the super rich corporations like Google and Goldman Sachs, along with the NSA, are already using them. In other words the cost prohibitive, and essential access does not belong to the rank and file people.
It is not a matter of just taking advantage of technology,it is a matter of the super rich just attaining greater technology, and security then the rest of the 99% herd. It means you are left with totally compromised systems - while they feed off of you without remedy. Satellites have already been launched with micro technologies that have attained atmospheric stability. While the rest of humanity languishes with indiscriminate surveillance and greater servitude being eyed by your usurping would be slave masters.
Just like the weapons technologies that have made developed countries the leaders and dominants, this is the goal in digital - a quantum leap, so to speak. They already have a deal of no foul between the moneyed elite housed in their corporations, in fact, that is who your government serves - it is merely a franchise of the elite.
Its time for everyone to see the handwriting on the wall,don't know how much longer I can dodge and weave. Its a massive digital paradigm shift, It was developed with your money, your digital guard is paid for by you, developed in your institutions educational, corporate and military, they are cohesively designed to craft your servitude. It is hard for me to see a happy ending in what is really the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it - they want to take everything into the rarefied air of the moneyed few, just like all wealth is aggregating at at exponential rate. Its like a disease,the people the cure no, the only cure - and you have to wake up to do double-time.
Before we get into the article I have proposed a new title for Eric Schmidt's new book, The New Digital Age - instead, should be titled The Age Of Digital Fascism (did not put the word "new" in it, because the digital variety has been going on for quite some time, see my archives, and fascism has always been in the forefront either conventionally historically in the USA or digitally).
"Google is not only getting paid by the U.S. Government to provide them with surveillance information, it is more or less an arm of the U.S. State Department. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange explains.
IT HAS BEEN revealed today, thanks to Edward Snowden, that Google and other United States tech companies received millions of dollars from by the NSA for their compliance with the PRISM mass surveillance system.
So just how close is Google to the U.S. securitocracy? Back in 2011 I had a meeting with Eric Schmidt the then chairman of Google who came out to see me with three other people while I was under house arrest.
You might suppose that coming to see me was gesture that he and the other big boys at Google were secretly on our side; that they support what we at WikiLeaks are struggling for justice, government transparency, and privacy for individuals. But that would be a false supposition. Their agenda was much more complex and, as we found out, was inextricable from that of the U.S. State Department. The full transcript of our meeting is available online through the WikiLeaks website.
The pretext for their visit was that Schmidt was then researching a new book a banal tome which has since come out as The New Digital Age. My less than enthusiastic review of this book was published in the New York Times in late May of this year. On the back of that book are a series of pre-publication endorsements Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Michael Hayden (former head of the CIA and NSA) and Tony Blair. Inside the book, Henry Kissinger appears once again, this time given pride of place in the acknowledgements.
Schmidt's book is not about communicating with the public. He is worth $6.1 billion and does not need to sell books. Rather, this book is a mechanism by which Google seeks to project itself into Washington. It shows Washington that Google can be its partner its geopolitical visionary who will help Washington see further about America's interests. And by tying itself to the U.S. state, Google thereby cements its own security at the expense of all competitors.
Two months after my meeting with Eric Schmidt, WikiLeaks had a legal reason to call Hilary Clinton and to document that we were calling her.
It's interesting that if you call the front desk of the State Department and ask for Hillary Clinton, you can actually get pretty close, and we've become quite good at this. Anyone who has seen Doctor Strangelove may remember the fantastic scene when Peter Sellers calls the White House from a payphone on the army base and is put on hold as his call gradually moves through the levels.
Well, WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison, pretending to be my PA, put through our call to the State Department, and, like Peter Sellers, we started moving through the levels and eventually we got up to Hillary Clinton's senior legal advisor, who said we would be called back.
Shortly afterwards, another one of our people, WikiLeaks' ambassador Joseph Farrell, received a call back, not from the State Department, but from Lisa Shields the then girlfriend of Eric Schmidt, who does not formally work for the U.S. State Department. So let's reprise this situation: The chairman of Google's girlfriend was being used as a back channel for Hillary Clinton. This is illustrative. It shows that at this level of U.S. society as in other corporate states it is all musical chairs.
That visit from Google while I was under house arrest was, as it turns out, an unofficial visit from the State Department. Just consider the people who accompanied Schmidt on that visit: his girlfriend Lisa Shields, Vice President for Communications at the CFR; Scott Malcolmson, a former senior State Department advisor; and Jared Cohen, advisor to both Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, a kind of Generation Y Kissinger figure a noisy Quiet American, as the author Graham Greene might have put it.
Google started out as part of Californian graduate student culture around San Francisco's Bay Area. But as Google grew, it encountered the big bad world It encountered barriers to its expansion in the form of complex political networks and foreign regulations. So it started doing what big bad American companies do, from Coca Cola to Northrop Grumman. It started leaning heavily on the State Department for support, and by doing so it entered into the Washington DC system. A recently released statistic shows that Google now spends even more money than Lockheed Martin on paid lobbyists in Washington.
Jared Cohen was the co-writer of Eric Schmidt's book and his role as the bridge between Google and the State Department speaks volumes about how the U.S. securitocracy works. Cohen used to work directly for the State Department and was a close advisor to both Condolezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. But since 2010, he has been Director of Google Ideas, its in-house "think/do" tank.
Documents published last year by WikiLeaks, obtained from the U.S. intelligence contractor Stratfor, show that in 2011 Jared Cohen, then (as he is now) director of Google Ideas, was off running secret missions to the edge of Iran in Azerbaijan. In these internal emails, Fred Burton, Stratfor's Vice President for Intelligence and a former senior State Department official, describes Google as follows:
'Google is getting WH [White House] and State Dept support and air cover. In reality they are doing things the CIA cannot do...[Cohen] is going to get himself kidnapped or killed. Might be the best thing to happen to expose Goggle's covert role in foaming up-risings, to be blunt. The US Gov't can then disavow knowledge and Google is left holding the shit-bag.'
In further internal communication, Burton subsequently clarifies his sources on Cohen's activities as Marty Lev, Google's director of security and safety and Eric Schmidt.
WikiLeaks cables also reveal that, previously, Cohen when working for the State Department was in Afghanistan trying to convince the four major Afghan mobile phone companies to move their antennas onto U.S. military bases. In Lebanon, he covertly worked to establish, on behalf of the State Department, an anti-Hezbollah Shia think tank. And in London? He was offering Bollywood film executives funds to insert anti-extremist content into Bollywood films and promising to connect them to related networks in Hollywood. That is the director of Google Ideas. Cohen is effectively Google's director of regime change. He is the State Department channeling Silicon Valley.
That Google was taking NSA money in exchange for handing over people's data comes as no surprise. When Google encountered the big bad world, Google itself got big and bad."
Essentially, what I and others are saying is that I don't think almost ubiquitous indiscriminate surveillance should be given to country with excessive punitive legal overreach and penalties like the USA. Nor do I think ubiquitous indiscriminate surveillance should be owned by an aggressive, violent, imperialistic empire with a historical record like the USA. That essentially only a country with an excessively abusive foreign and domestic record like the USA would want and seek ubiquitous indiscriminate surveillance so that it could practice its delusional atrocities. That is what I have been saying in my previous posts like Global Surveillance Franchise, Digital Neocolonialism, and so on - one can already see the application of this excessive abuse against resistance to indiscriminate surveillance domestically and globally.
Those who want to increase surveillance want a record windfall of crimes, more crimes as I write this, so they can clean up with the private prison industry, Therefore it is good to know who is supporting the USA as the prison capitol of the world, among all the developed nations. Below find who invests in the disenfranchisement of the people trying to create private gulags across the nation (link below):
If one did not know any better, and there is no reason to suspect that the destruction of journalists material is any different then Nazi book burning - only the digital variety, one would say we are in full on fascism. I know that is difficult for anyone to admit, but you would be naive to believe that the UK counterpart of the NSA was doing anything other then Western Alliance bidding and pressured by the USA.
Now we have a global variety of fascism, where you have a global moneyed elite in charge of the various national governments, which are essentially their sole franchise to the detriment of the people all over the world. I do not have to elaborate, there is mountains of proof, the only thing stopping the people is their total shock and disbelief of what is transpiring before their eyes. They need to get out of the "deer in the headlights" stage and dismantle this entire process immediately - globally.