posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 07:10 AM
How very East German it all is. DHS is the new STASI.
Thing is, apart from the FBI manufactured terror threats, what else is there? We have been hearing for the last decade that the bogeymen (whoever is
deemed the bogeyman Du Jour) is out there planning and plotting untold death and destruction upon us... but we are all still here.
Thing is, the fear / police state apparatus is a big buck industry now and must be fed. Working in the corporate security industry I have seen this
taking over for the last few years. The biggest global event - the annual ASIS expo and conference - used to have various seminars and speakers over
the 3-4 days of the event, geared towards industry security, such as theft, fraud, investigation etc. Now, I'd say the highest percentage of the
seminars are "terrorism" related, with keynote speakers from DHS, FBI etc. In all honesty, most attendees, members and the companies they work for
will never be impacted or otherwise affected by terrorism, but it's taken over as the number 1 topic. Analysis, common sense and a practical look at
the statistics of terrorism seem to have disappeared and I personally find it quite funny to see industry security managers all puffed up talking
about the "terrorist threat". I mean, seriously, come on people!
The no-fly and watch lists are bloated beyond practical use. They are full of completely innocent people and have even been used to harrass people
who have criticised the government publicly. That rather seems to suggest that, given we were told the terrorists hate us for our freedoms (hahaha),
they have actually achieved their goal, as we now are told to distrust everyone and can face arrest simply for speaking out against those in power or
questioning their perceived (imposed) authority. Freedom indeed!