posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 03:28 AM
Originally posted by rickyrrr
This whole citizen espionage thing is like the emperor's clothes: Everybody who actually cares already knows we are being spied on. But the person
next to you on the bus doesn't know that you know and you don't know that they know. So the emperor must be fully clothed since nobody is
acknowledging it, that is until a leak happens.
Regardless of whether this news story is true or not, are we so naive to believe that you can get away with saying anything potentially of defense
Do we need somebody in the media to come and tell us?
1. So we're just supposed to ignore it? Yeah. That's a perfectly rational way to deal with the foundation for tyranny. Let's pretend it isn't
2. No. We don't need the media to tell us. The media isn't working for us anyway. It should automatically be suspect when the MSM is the source.
That is - Why are they doing this? Any thinking person knows (and has known) this for a long time, intuitively. However, this is the kind of thing
that cannot stand the light of day unless they have the tacit approval of the masses.
3. They expect us to grumble and complain a little bit and then to move on and just get used to it. This, in my view, is why they have chosen to bring
it out and put it in the headlines. They are ready to normalize it. They will use the full persuasive power and influence of the media. They will
pretend to be just as outraged as anyone else but they will sneak the justifications in. They will continue to show you "reality shows" like "Big
Brother" in order to continue to foster an environment in which people feel this is normal and it's supposed to be happening. It will turn up in
commercials in subtle ways. They will continue to flood the TV landscape with police shows and surveillance propaganda. All of this they will do
because they know the power of television. They invented it. They know how to use it.
4. They do not expect people to continue to be creeped out by it despite their best efforts at normalizing it through propaganda and things like
telling us "Well, this is really nothing new, is it?" As I said, it cannot stand the light of day if people don't accept it. If we reject their
excuses. If we reject the propaganda and the lies. This obviously doesn't mean they won't still be doing it in the shadows but they cannot use it as
part of the legal system (thereby effectively scribbling out the Fourth Amendment) if they cannot do it openly.