Friday, May 23, 2008

So, Are You An Enemy Of The State?

You say you don't like the thuggish policies of the criminals in this administration? Do you complain that peoples' needs are ignored while your tax dollars disappear into corporate coffers? Do collapsing bridges, levees and basic infrastructure make you mad? Are you aghast at the endless carnage in Afghanistan and Iraq and all the other bloody wars our warmongering psychopaths seem to revel in? Sick of the lies? Afraid for your kids, the future?
Ask questions, do you?

Govt Core Database Tracks 'Enemies Of The State'

"Harper's magazine investigative reporter Christopher Ketcham says that the federal government's secret "Continuity in Governance" program is much more than a contingency plan to provide safe havens for high government officials during a national crisis. After interviewing half a dozen former government officials with direct knowledge of the program, he was left with the impression that it was also about using a national emergency to justify rounding up potential dissidents who oppose government power. "According to a senior government official there exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived 'enemies of the state' almost instantaneously."

Scott Horton, Ketcham's colleague at Harpers comments that "He and other sources tell Radar (the publication where Ketcham originally published his research) that the database is sometimes referred to by the code nameMain Core [aka the "RED" list]. One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. [I believe there are sub lists within this database that focus directly upon "patriots" who hold strong views about constitutional limits upon government power and their own civil rights. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.]

Govt. May Have Massive Surveillance Program For Use In ‘National Emergency,’ 8 Million ‘Potential Suspects’

"“We are at the edge of a cliff and we’re about to fall off,” said constitutional lawyer and former Reagan administration official Bruce Fein. “To a national emergency planner, everybody looks like a danger to stability.”

Ah, but don't worry Binky. Just don't ask questions. Be like the gentleman at the end of this classic video.

"All in all I'd say we've been very lucky around here. Nothing to do now but wait for orders from the authorities and relax."


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