posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 08:40 AM
reply to post by DataWraith
I don't think you are being paranoid at all. We are being watched via cctv all over most major cities with the list growing, warrantless searches
of phone records, internet activity are routine, prepaid cell phones are being made illegal absent identification, cell phones are considered fair
game when visible on a traffic stop, getting groped to take a flight with the same level of security being contemplated for public venues like
sporting events and concerts. All of these things have occurred and what has been the public reaction? Hardly any. Where have been the civil
rights groups organizing the public and generating awareness on this topic? Non existant. Where has the media, and not just the MSM but the media
generally been on this suite of outrageous violations of privacy and in many cases dignity? Nowhere to be found, certainly not in a consistent way.
As far as I am concerned I am far more concerned about the growth of the government under the guise of security than I am in the value of the dollar,
whats going on in Greece, public debt or any of this other nonsense they are hammering at us all day, every day. The erosion of the independance of
the citizen is the real news story of the past 10 years, not some manufactured economic meltdown.
All of these things are being done to ensure our safety when in fact that the government has been unable to provide any direct corelation to enhanced
security and actual public safety. There certainly has not been anything reasonable close to a democratic process regarding these measures, nor any
philosphical discussion about the tradeoffs.
This breaking into your home "public service" initiative by the police is to reinforce the fact that you really are never away from the state. You
are never private, your home is not your "castle" and you are and shall always be subject to seemingly wanton and random engagement by the
government, under the notion of keeping you safe by the state.
All of these things are about slowly reducing the independance of the individual. In order to control you break down the individual - that has been
a known tactic for centurys. Militarys have done it for centurys to create solidarity, dictators have used it for several thousand years, communists
have used it to control the masses and now, surprise! The leaders of free democracys are using it.
Any weak and ineffective group will seek to break down the individual in order to maintain or expand control. The internet and social media expanse
into the mainstream has made their ineffective leadership well known and that knowledge broad and deep within society. These "security" protocols
are nothing more than attempts to blunt the trend of openness and global connectivity between individuals. And it is working.