Our freedoms are being stolen by the government and companies we are supposed to be able to trust.
With all due respect, John...no! They are not stealing anyone's freedoms, they are just ignoring them, and have legislated 'new' laws to provide a
circumnavigation of the one's they cannot touch. Your freedoms are still in place, but can be adapted (by the 'new' laws) to fit any current
current crises, which is why there is always a crisis. It is because they maintain an extraordinary set of threats to the security of society that
they can wield the new powers which demolish the shield of protection of people's rights.
For instance - and I believe you are not unaware of this, they use 'terrorism' as an ever-present threat, which enables them to invoke and use
legislation for 'extraordinary powers', and all the restrictive and draconian measures that go with them...surveillance, secret courts, arrests
without warrants and the suspension of habeas corpus
, etc, etc. While they maintain the threats against society they are re-engineering society
to a corporate global vision.
When people start to complain on the lack of protection their rights afford them, and the lack of protection to their rights, they are told, look,
your rights are still in place, but if you fall within certain criteria (i.e., under suspicion of being a threat to society in some way), then you're
rights are either diminished or suspended whilst you are under investigation. Most people believe they will not fall within that spectrum of 'certain
criteria', and thus do not really care when others do, for whatever reason.
This is not about the installing of a dictatorship, this is about governance through tyranny, and they are entirely different beasts. The general
population are not unaware of what's going on, they are not marching lethargically and apathetically into this tyranny with their eyes and ears
closed, they are simply ignoring the changes being made to the society they live in, and how it will be governed in the future. People will not react
to this until they have no other choice to do so. They will continue to live the selfish life of least resistance, even if it means their children and
their grand children will live in a future tyranny of global corporatism,
This is who we are as people of the modern world. We are polarised and fractured by differing and disparate ideologies, but more importantly, by the
lack of respect and cherishing of those noble ideas and concepts which provided us with the very foundations of freedoms and liberties, from which we
wrote our basic human rights.
Those whom are doing the re-engineering of the modern global world are not stupid. They are not blatantly and brazenly going to take away the
people's rights, as that would simply bring anarchy (not revolution) to the streets, and the possible full breakdown of society, something they do
not want. No, they are doing it in gradual and incremental steps hidden away in the crises (mechanisms of manipulation) constantly afflicting the
world, which puts all countries on the same page, singing from the same song sheet (think of the global financial meltdown - the great equalizer of