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Originally posted by Justin Oldham
Anyone who soeaks up these days is at risk of being classified as a threat. I had this discussion with friends and key supporters before I came to ATS. I understand and I accept that I may be on such a list.
The best defense against this is...continued transmission of thoughts and ideas. Speak, while you still can. Reach as many people as you can, while you are still able.
There is an old saying. You can silence a person, but you can't silence an idea. We should remember this, and try to pass it on to others.
Originally posted by Tuebor
Monitoring, in the spirit of this thread, assumes that you are within the reach of the US intel. They may try to "round up" Americans when sit-x or martial law takes effect in the States but Americans are all over the globe. They can't reach all of us.
How are they going to find me when I'm virtually everywhere and nowhere
Originally posted by nexusmagazine
EVERYONE reading and visiting ATS, GLP, etc on a regular basis, whether they are skeptics or believers of topics - are on the list of dissidents and intellectuals who will be 'rounded up' during any martial law/power seizure situations.
Originally posted by NGC2736
I think most everyone knew it was there, this seems more like just a confirmation. With one in thirty+ people on the list, someone you know, if not yourself, stands a good chance of being on this list.
However, rounding up even a fraction of that number would be a major task. My guess is that only the most eye-catching of all those names would really be sought in a national emergency. The logistics of finding and detaining more than one out of ten names on this list would strain law enforcement when added to all the other burdens they would have at such a time.
Still, a good thread. It is food for thought.
A star and a flag.