Originally posted by LowLevelMason
The government has no interest in investigating people just for fun. Its costly, expensive, and one foul up and the government is paying out millions
over civil right infringements.
'The government has every interest in knowing what the populace wants, thinks, believes or will or did you think the manipulation of media and lies
about WOMD were merely constructed for 'fun'? As citizens are managing ever more private lives and gaining ever more power to affect change
governments have been and will increasingly be interested in knowing as much as possible about the citizens.
Either way it's not their money so i can but laugh at the 'costly' court cases.
Conspiracy theorists are the least of the governments worries, unless they are specifically doing something illegal.
In theory that's the case but in practice too many governments consist of people who are to various degrees engaged in illegal activities they do not
wish to have exposed by citizens with ever more means to do so. When people lack the power to affect change in government or bring government to
justice they can in good part be ignored , or occasionally publicly tortured and executed, but in countries where citizens have some means to legally
act against government wrongdoing they are going to care a great deal about what your saying.
In the case of your personal views there can be nothing illegal about them - think what you want and say what you want, with the one specific
exception of not being allowed to incite violence.
What does legality have to do with this? Why would governments act in accordance to the laws when they are being exposed when they could not or did
not while they were committing the crimes? Where is this perfect planet you seem to be from?
Some people would like to be investigated because it would confirm they matter to someone and make them special.
Absolutely and some people can never accept that others are under investigation because they are not. Jealously can make you as nasty as paranoia can.
Please stop trolling me with things I never said - I never said "no one" is investigated. But its not nearly as wide spread as some people
would like to believe. There are bigger fish to fry than ATS posters.
Depending on what the ATS poster has to say sure and i expect you believe that the government are really busy hunting 'the terrorist' ( Islamic
variety with 'mindless' terror in mind )and thus doesn't have the resources to watch it's citizens? All i can say is that even a casual
investigation will reveal that the vast majority of intelligence spending is being directed at average citizens, or subjects abroad, who are trying to
organize themselves and their neighbours to best manage a decent standard of living.
I think your views are completely out of touch with reality - the government doesn't care about people nearly as much as you think they do.
I think that is all the government does and while they may fool many by pretending not to care the Watergate tapes and various other scandals and
declassified material conclusively proves that the thoughts and feelings of their citizens and subjects are foremost in their minds when they
construct their oft criminal policies.