posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 12:32 PM
The entire Homeland Security entity in all of its components, from border security (lack there of), cyber security, continuation and doubling down of
the patriot act and all of the infrastructure that goes along with it is merely a subsidiary of the Military Industrial Complex. Of course its
corrupt. It's corrupt in the same manner that the entire defense industry is corrupt.
With respect to both, do we have any indication of the value, in real terms these massive expenditures deliver? How many incidents have been
prevented, stopped that saved lives? Oh - can't disclose that or we advertise our methods.
The entire business has been designed to place citizens in the position of proving a negative - of course we can't prove it does not work - we have
been given no information to enable us to do so. The business is advanced through propaganda. Senior members of the government on a stage with a
bunch of children with the whole "if we can save the life of a single child, any investment is worth it". Really? Is the constant observation
and reduction of the autonomy and freedom of hundreds of millions of people the price we must pay?
Give us the facts, the cost, the verfied results and let the citizens of the country make the decision about what the risk/rewards are. Personally,
I'll take more risk and more independance and freedom.
The entire business is dirty. Its simply a method to funnel cash to political contributors and in the case of DHS, to use the spectre of terrrorism
to gather information about law abiding citizens to violate their freedoms in ways that are far wider than protecting us from terrorists. This is
the infrastructure that enable the government to even begin to contemplate taxing cars by the mile, to hunt down internet piracy, to track the flow of
cash associated with legitimate purchases, to observe people going about their normal, legitimate business via cameras, to track individual spending
patterns, utimately to bolster tax collection and impose differrent methods of taxation. Track by monitoring phones where you are, what your habits
are, and many other efforts to "manage" law abiding people. Its a beautiful thing - implement this massive infrastructure under the notion of
keeping us safe and then leverage that infrastructure to enable a massively more intrusive government. Better yet - its all funded off the backs of
the tax payers! A classic win/win.
Old wine in new bottles.