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Forum Post: The Rise Of The Police State And The Absence Of Mass Opposition

Posted 8 years ago on July 27, 2012, 11:15 a.m. EST by AllenT (2)
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The Rise of the Police State and the Absence of Mass Opposition

By James Petras and Robin Eastman Abaya

July 26, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- One of the most significant political developments in recent US history has been the virtually unchallenged rise of the police state. Despite the vast expansion of the police powers of the Executive Branch of government, the extraordinary growth of an entire panoply of repressive agencies, with hundreds of thousands of personnel, and enormous public and secret budgets and the vast scope of police state surveillance, including the acknowledged monitoring of over 40 million US citizens and residents, no mass pro-democracy movement has emerged to confront the powers and prerogatives or even protest the investigations of the police state.

Hypothesis on Mass Complicity and Acquiescence with the Police State

If the police-state is now the dominant reality of US political life, why isn’t it at the center of citizen concern? Why are there no pro-democracy popular movements? How has the police state been so successful in ‘fencing off’ the activists from the vast majority of US citizens?

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[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 8 years ago

Thank you Allen, for this forum post. Everyone needs to see this.

Am very concerned over all this, and have been working to get info out there. The corporation/dictatorship has been working on this for a long time. Mainstream media completely controlled, which is a huge problem. Population kept busy on everyday struggles and wedge issues.

Internet critical to resistance, and the elite are "biting the carpet" over it. Every morning, am wondering if it will still be there.

Best Regards

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

FYI : "Does the NSA Have a File On You ? Probably", by Barb Darrow :

"People who don’t like the idea of Google photographing their homes — and sniffing their wifi– will really hate this: The National Security Agency has been compiling huge information profiles on U.S. citizens, collecting and parsing their email and cell phone conversations, according to three former NSA officials."

"Instead of government investigators figuring out which potential terrorists to investigate, the NSA technology will enable the automatic collection, search, and analysis of cell phone conversations and email of everyone. The tools then flag which people to watch, according to the former NSA hands."

e tenebrs ...

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 8 years ago

What a mess. FEMA/Haliburton camps, for us malcontents.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

Unless of course we all come together to voice our "malcontent" and refusal to put up with Their Parasitism any longer ! Then We The 99% are unstoppable !! This is why 'They' Live In Fear Us !!!

ad iudicium ...

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 8 years ago


[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 8 years ago

It seems from the video that NSA's default is to violate en masse U.S. citizens' rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

There seemed to have been attempts by some to stay within the bounds of that constitutional amendment by having robo-warrants issued or by pulling the few who would still have Fourth Amendment right. That probably sounded stupid or cumbersome enough that it was simply done away with altogether by default. We now probably have null-warrants instead of robo-warrants for every U.S. citizen.

As I wrote before, U.S. citizenship were "upgraded" from national citizenship valid worldwide, to domestic citizenship valid only within U.S. states, to non-suspect citizenship only if one is not being suspected as being a threat, and now finally in the spirit of American fair play there are null-warrants issued for all U.S. citizens.

[-] 0 points by AllenT (2) 8 years ago

Hang in there Nevada1, Even some of the elite and government are working to stop the criminals that want to control the net.

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (5909) 8 years ago

The lack of resistence to a police state is not the thing to be questioned. The existence of resistence to a police state is the thing to be questioned. Why does resistence ever come about since it is clearly not the norm. As has been observed,

"all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."

Declaration of Independence 1776


The key to resistence is finding the common factors, if any, that contribute to the facilitation of such resistence.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

Thanx for this excellent and very thought provoking post.

e tenebris, lux ...

[-] 2 points by AllenT (2) 8 years ago

You're most welcome! ;-)

There's some guy on this forum....just...can't...think of his name at the moment ;-) Anyway, he's put all this stuff on from Information Clearing House, and I have become a huge fan of Tom Feeley and his site.

Incredible that Tom does it all by himself. He is passionately committed to honestly educating the masses.

Information Clearing House has officially gotten under my skin and into my mind! Thanx Shadz !

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

Your soulful comment is as humbling as it is gratifying. Thanx 'AT' ~i~ pax, amor et lux to you, maan :-)

True feeling, Tom Feeley is an amazing advocate and apotheosis of 'the labour of love'. His website is 'a view through the looking glass' and is part of my personal daily 'modus vivendi' too.

Tom Feeley via "The ICH", walks it like he talks it ; he speaks in a whisper ; yet it is a tonal, harmonic, loud and essential call, inviting us to 'see how deep the rabbit hole goes'. To quote 'The ICH' Masthead :

  • "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people" - John Adams - Second US President (1797 - 1801).

ipsa scientia potestas est ...