And yet it is chillingly true at the same time that the US government has gone further than any previous government—not excluding Stalin’s—in setting up machinery that satisfies certain tendencies that are in the genetic code of totalitarianism.
One is the ambition to invade personal privacy without check or possibility of individual protection. This was impossible in the era of mere phone wiretapping, before the recent explosion of electronic communications—before the cellphones that disclose the whereabouts of their owners, the personal computers with their masses of personal data and easily penetrated defenses, the e-mails that flow through readily tapped cables and servers, the biometrics, the street-corner surveillance cameras. But now, to borrow the name of an intelligence program from the Bush years, “Total Information Awareness” is technologically within reach.
The Bush and Obama administrations have taken giant strides in this direction. That China and Russia—and Britain, and many other countries—have done the same is hardly comforting to the humble individual under the eye of the universal spying apparatus. A second totalitarian tendency has been the ambition to control the entire globe—a goal built into fascist as well as communist ideologies of the early twentieth century.
In Hannah Arendt’s words, “Evidence that totalitarian governments aspire to conquer the globe and bring all countries on earth under their domination can be found repeatedly in Nazi and Bolshevik literature.” Neither achieved it, or even came close. But now, in the limited arena of information, a sort of shadow or rudiment of this ambition is near realization by the “sole superpower,” the United States.
Much attention has been paid to Americans’ loss of privacy rights, but relatively overlooked in the debate over the government’s surveillance activities (at least in the United States) has been that all foreign communications—including those occurring in the lands of close allies, such as Germany—are fair game and are being swept into the US data banks.
==Surveillance Nation (Victor Navasky, Eric Foner, Patricia Williams, Christopher Hitchens, Laura Flanders, Diana Trilling, Jonathan Schell, Naomi Klei, Christopher Hayes, Fred Cook, Frank Donner and Jaron Lanier)
Listen to this extraordinarily frightening commentary by Retired General, former NATO commander, Rhodes Scholar (Cecil Rhodes scholarship for future Council of Foreign Relations transnationalist elites), CFR member and elite insider Wesley Clark. Listen to it several times.
Besides the glaring and radically dangerous unconstitutionality of his ideas, he perverts history which is the elite’s propaganda, revisionist way. If we actually put in jail those who supported Nazi Germany to the detriment of the United States the interment camps would have absolutely been filled with the likes of Prescott Bush, Averel Harriman, DuPont’s, Thomas Watson of IBM, the Rockefeller’s and Standard Oil, the Dulles brothers both Allen and John Foster and the senior partners of the legal firm of Sullivan and Cromwell and many, many other corporate and financial elites that supported Hitler’s rise and continued to do business through a variety of surrogates with the Nazi regime up to and through the entire World War. Providing synthetic oil technologies to keep the German war machine alive, IBM data machines to the Nazi death camps to make them more efficient, chemicals and other key ingredients to IG-Farben the makers of Zyklon-B, railings for the trains to the death camps and on and on. And how about those that, even before the war had ended, planned and executed Operation Paperclip? So this is total bullshit and Clark knows it.
In 1941, an investigation exposed a “marriage” cartel between John D. Rockefeller’s United States-based Standard Oil Co. and I.G. Farben. It also brought new evidence concerning complex price and marketing agreements between DuPont, a major investor in and producer of leaded gasoline,United States Industrial Alcohol Company and its subsidiary, Cuba Distilling Co. The investigation was eventually dropped, like dozens of others in many different kinds of industries, due to the need to enlist industry support in the war effort. However, the top directors of many oil companies agreed to resign, and oil industry stocks in molasses companies were sold off as part of a compromise worked out. –Wikipedia
Henry Ford built automotive factories for both the communists and the Nazis, received a medal from Adolph Hitler, and wrote The International Jew, which claimed that Jewish bankers financed Bolshevism. He distributed anti-Semitic material through his newspaper, and his closest friend, Thomas Edison, was a Theosophist.
===Brotherhood of Darkness (Dr. Stanley Monteith)
Clark also deftly, but obviously, refuses to call the terrorists in question, Islamic or even Muslim–such a parody of reality it is grotesque. The message, however, is loud and clear–in Bushian terms “either your with us or your against us”. The “us” is simply the ideology of the “progressive” Fascist State of America and acceptance of the lie as truth.
There is no real war on terror for this is a terror that America and NATO have created, armed and as Hillary knows, likely still are arming. The real war is on the American people and all the people of the world, free or otherwise, that disagree with the increasingly brazen words and actions of the transnationalist, technocratic power elites that increasingly rule with an iron fist. Those that oppose the State have been warned–your very thoughts are being monitored, your actions anticipated.
In a system of total surveillance, the actions of a few that have been already pre-qualified and monitored is not real terrorism, at least not the kind we have been conditioned to think it. It is state sponsored terrorism, the American State’s. What seems like chaos, is not. Follow the power, the money and control–who benefits and who loses, for it is never the common citizen, never. The game afoot is far bigger than Obama and his toady sycophants and thus it will outlast him. The question is, however, will whats left of our freedom?
“In World War II if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war,” Clark told MSNBC.
The difference is that World War II was a war declared under Article I, Section 8, Clause II of the Constitution whereas the war on terror is undeclared and thus illegal.
Clark is in essence advocating a life sentence for people who have not committed a crime but merely engaged in speech — often reprehensible, yet constitutionally protected — the government considers radical and in opposition to its foreign policy.
The Bush administration declared the war on terror would last a generation or more. Senior officials with the Obama administration meanwhile have said — when formulating “disposition matrix” to determine how terrorism suspects will be disposed of — they had reached a “broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at least another decade” or more.
The Edward Snowden “leaks reveal that the war on terror at home continues to grind on, capturing in its dragnet millions of Americans and foreigners, many of them innocent of any crime. The war on terror has become institutionalized, and the domestic costs of this war continue to mount: privacy is being eroded; communications are being monitored; and dissent is being cracked down on. The primary targets of the domestic war on terror continue to be Muslims and Arabs, though it is now clear that the sweep of the domestic war has ensnared millions of other Americans. And there is no end in sight to this domestic juggernaut,” writes Alex Kane.
Clark’s remarks reveal the mindset of the upper echelon of government. Those who disagree with the government are now to be rounded up and shut up indefinitely in political internment camps.
Mass internment of official enemies on par with Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union is now “on the table” and openly discussed as suspicious attacks and FBI orchestrated and grandstanded terror plots continue to grab headlines and build a reactionary consensus as the designed result of an incessant, decades-long propaganda campaign.