Originally posted by TritonTaranis
pretty sure the only people who feel threatened by this a misguided paranoid mentally unstable people
This group is working without oversight, without the control of our elected government, and you think it's paranoid to be suspicious about it?
These people can intercept the communications and private information of any politician, any judge, any lawyer, any journalist, and leak or use any
information they can find against those people.
The most important thing people are not getting about all of this is that this means our democratic process has been all but destroyed. There is no
accountability for these people at all, and they can mine, find and use any information against anyone without it coming to light.
This compromises every government, most importantly our own. This makes every decision every politician makes suspect and leaves our parliament
vulnerable to abuse and massive corruption.
Lets just assume that one of the many private corporations involved with this has an interest in selling arms, they know that a long conflict in Syria
is incredibly profitable for them. So they set up a top-secret little room in their offices where a small team are tasked with monitoring the
communications of the Prime Minister and a handful of politicians on both sides of the house, and maybe throw in some Lords too. Lets assume that
during this surveillance the team finds out that three of their targets have had affairs, that two have been looking at gay porn, that the PM has a
dirty little secret too...
That private corporation can then use that information to put pressure on all those members of government to support a growing conflict, making them
some big stacks of cash, and killing hundreds of thousands of people in Syria.
Lets also assume that with this same level of monitoring by private corporations and UNELECTED military interests they can also target the next leader
of the Labour party, or the Green Party, or any other aspiring individual politician. During the next election process they can meet with both, maybe
fund something, maybe get the ear of those running and see which is more malleable to their desires. Maybe they can find something really bad on each
potential leader, pick one they want to win and then leak the info to the press for the other, taking them out of the race entirely and installing the
one with the bigger secret and more able to be controlled.
Now they have the man (or woman) they want in that position, and they have a big secret they can then use to force that politician to act in their
Let me make this clear... this is an unaccountable, unelected group, a mix of private companies, intelligence and military, a group which SHOULD be
under the control of our ELECTED officials. Instead of being controlled by our elected representatives, this group has been allowed to become so
powerful it can control our government.
If this has happened - and there's no reason to assume that it wouldn't have - we no longer live in democratic nations and there has been a coup
that we were not even aware of.