reply to post by Cabin
The real reason for what we're all seeing has nothing to do with terrorism at all, and everything to do with preventing civil unrest and a
revolution. Ultimately it's about recording everyone so that if or when it does happen, the authorities can go back through all records of all
Americans and see who supported the notion of a revolution, who organized protest groups, who registered political website domain names, who phoned
who to arrange to meet where...
It's no coincidence that much of what we're seeing really kicked off at the start of the economic collapse. The sight of revolution in Iceland,
Egypt, Libya, Iran, Spain and Greece etc was a wake up call to TPTB. You might think that the first priority is to the people, but you would be wrong.
The first priority of any modern government is self-preservation and continuation of government.
Why do you think trillions have been invested in armored vehicles, underground facilities, contingency plans and so on and so on?
Lets look at this logically. The mass gathering of data of millions of people has no bearing on terrorism. If it were, they would be focusing their
attention on known links, creating a picture just of those who are clear threats, they would not need the data they are collecting on millions of
completely innocent people. Doing this, if it were for the reasons they state, would just make the process more complicated, messy and time
Using the needle in a haystack analogy, they're making a massive mountain of hay with more and more added daily, supposedly to find a needle, when
they could have just run a magnet through that original haystack.
Therefore, they are collecting all that data for a reason, and it's not to find a needle in the first haystack. And the only explanation is that they
either assume that millions of people are potential suspects already (which is laughable), or they WILL BE potential suspects in the future. Then, for
so many people to be viewed as potential suspects in the future, they have to be expecting something to cause them to fear so many people.
The entire system is in place for this one reason, they are expecting massive civil unrest at some point, and they need this system to monitor all the
protest groups out there that will inevitably appear when the € collapses, or when the $ finally goes with it.
Political movements and protest groups need to be able to communicate with others to plan events and marches. In pre-WW2 Germany that was the free
press, that was silenced and shut down by the Nazis. In soviet Russia it was the same, magazines and papers were silenced and shut down if they dared
to offer any political diversity or attempted to promote any anti-government sentiment. And now we have the internet, and all of our governments are
doing their hardest to get some controls in place so that when the Occupy or Tea Party groups spawn more and more in the face of economic collapse,
they can track, trace, arrest and detain anyone who dares to try to organize protest.
Of course, the irony is that this massive machine they now have in place could, depending on how big the rest of the story is, actually be the
catalyst for what they fear happening. The US government and NSA could have caused the one thing they fear the most by creating the system to stop it.