Espionage, spying or intelligence gathering: The act of obtaining secret or confidential information from non-disclosed sources or divulging of the same without the permission of the holder of the information for a tangible benefit.
Dystopian: A society where there is great suffering or injustice.
American lawyer, columnist, blogger and author Glenn Greenwald wrote,
The way things are supposed to work is that we’re supposed to know virtually everything about what they [the government] do: that’s why they’re called public servants. They’re supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that’s why we’re called private individuals.
Who is spying on us private individuals? Who is getting confidential information on private individuals and then using that information for a tangible monetary, political or social benefit?
This is the first column in an ongoing series called Big Brother Watch.
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
Sadly, America has now become a dystopian nation because our public servants are now authorized to spy on us private individuals.
On February 12th, 2022 in an article titled “REPORT: CIA Secretly Collects Bulk Data on Americans” 1600 Daily reported:
The CIA has a secret database that includes information collected about Americans per a partially declassified letter revealed late Thursday.
According to NBC News:
There have long been concerns about what information the intelligence community collects domestically, driven in part by previous violations of Americans’ civil liberties. The CIA and National Security Agency have a foreign mission and are generally barred from investigating Americans or U.S. businesses. But the spy agencies’ sprawling collection of foreign communications often snares Americans’ messages and data incidentally.
Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico sent a letter to top intelligence officials calling for more details about the program to be declassified. Large parts of the letter, which was sent in April 2021 and declassified Thursday, and documents released by the CIA were blacked out. Wyden and Heinrich said the program operated “outside the statutory framework that Congress and the public believe govern this collection.”
While neither the agency nor lawmakers would disclose specifics about the data, the senators alleged the CIA had long hidden details about the program from the public and Congress.
Public Officials Spying on Private Individuals
We are now in a period of time when information on private individuals is being monitored by public officials. Even some members of Congress, who are public servants, are being monitored by other public servants for nefarious reasons.
In January 24th, 2022 a Politico article titled “Playbook PM: ‘Dangerously close … to spying on members of Congress’” Ryan Lizza wrote,
A big scoop from Betsy Woodruff Swan and Daniel Lippman: “Capitol Police examines backgrounds, social media feeds of some who meet with lawmakers”:
After the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Capitol Police’s intelligence unit quietly started scrutinizing the backgrounds of people who meet with lawmakers, according to three people familiar with the matter.
POLITICO also viewed written communications describing the new approach, part of a host of changes that the department implemented after the Capitol attack. Examining the social media feeds of people who aren’t suspected of crimes, however, is a controversial move for law enforcement and intelligence officials given the civil liberties concerns it raises.
Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award winning novelist Philip K. Dick wrote:
There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’.
The Bottom Line
The Department of Homeland Security has issued guidance to spy on and possibly arrest those who spread mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) as terrorists. This is first time in our history that the Executive Branch, i.e. public officials, have authorized spying on we the people, i.e. private individuals.
In a February 10, 2022 Breitbart article titled “Biden’s DHS Brands Free Speech ‘Terrorism Threat’ to U.S. — ‘Welcome to Your Communist Future’” Joshua Klein wrote:
The bulletin, issued on Monday [February 7th, 2022] by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), addressed the “Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland.”
In it, the country is described as being in a “heightened threat environment” due to factors such as online content featuring “false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors.”
The “threat actors” are accused of seeking to “exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest,” which could potentially lead to acts of violence.
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As a result, DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are “sharing information and intelligence with our partners across every level of government and in the private sector” to combat the aforementioned threats.
The bulletin recommends that citizens report any “potential threats” and keep safe online by maintaining the “digital and media literacy” needed to “recognize and build resilience to false or misleading narratives.”
We were astounded when a public official, Conservative State Representative for Ohio’s 63rd district and Air Force Veteran Mike Loychik, sent out this tweet:
The NSA spies on us.
The FBI spies on us.
The CIA spies on us.
The IRS spies on us.
Are there any government agencies left that are NOT spying on American citizens?
— Representative Mike Loychik (@MikeLoychik) February 11, 2022
Who are the enemies of the state today? Today the “enemies of the state” are: the 79 million who voted for Trump in 2020, the unvaccinated, doctors who warn about the ill effects of getting jabbed, private citizens who hold public demonstrations against the government, e.g. the January 6th peaceful protest, those businesses and individuals who want the Covid mandates to end, writers, journalists and bloggers who tell the truth by exposing what Biden and his administration are doing and finally, members of the opposition Republican Party like American politician, businesswoman and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green.
Dr. Naomi Wolf in an article “On the Subtlety of Monsters” warned:
I am seeking to explain in this series of essays, how otherwise nice people — and indeed Western people, who grew up with post-Enlightenment norms about human rights and the rule of law — can be doing evil now, with whole hearts.
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Let me just summarize where we are right now in America, as well as in the West, in case you have gotten too used to it to see it clearly. I warned in The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, that democracies usually do not die with a cinematic scene of goose-stepping Brownshirts suddenly in the streets. They tend to die, rather, just as Elon described — incrementally, day by day, collapsing grotesquely in some areas of society and in regards to some institutions, even as other aspects of society and other institutions look and feel, at least superficially, exactly the same as they did before.
Today evil has come to America in the form of subtle public service monsters. These monsters did not all come here from without, e.g. Illan Omar, but are home grown in the form of Biden, Schumer, Pelosi and the Democrat Party.
It is perhaps time that member of Antifa look into their collectivist mirrors and see the monsters that they have helped create.
As we have said before, the end is not near, it is here now.
©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.
Democrats sign petition to arrest and jail all Trump supporters who say 2020 election was stolen, in shocking experiment. pic.twitter.com/XFsmHMb8nf
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) February 11, 2022
Imagine that, yet another “Trump Conspiracy Theory” that Trump was 100% right about. Why are all the conspiracies totally on point 6 months after media pretends they’re not? Remember the outrage when DJT said they were spying on him… well it turns out they were and now crickets!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 13, 2022
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