By: Ryan Scott Welch
Hat Tip: T F Stern
The NSA spying is not only illegal and unconstitutional, but it is a greater threat to freedom than ISIS.
I have seen a fair amount of debate and discussion about the NSA spying program, but one thing I have not seen is how specifically this spying is a direct threat to every freedom loving American. Sure many writers have written about how NSA spying can expose your computer and personal information to hackers, and how the NSA can use your camera on your phone and laptop to secretly record anything you do in front of your laptop or smartphone, but to my knowledge nobody is talking about how you can be controlled by the government, and really the entire United States can be controlled and even destroyed because of NSA spying.
Obama and his cohorts in both our political parties will tell you that the NSA is “not spying on Americans.” What they mean in ‘Newspeak’ is that “though everything you do and say on your computer and phone is recorded, we are not watching everyone in real-time.” This boils down to “nobody is watching everything you do at this moment….but we could, and will if you give us a reason”. That is a threat to everyone. “Step out of line, and we crush you” says the thugocrats.
Every electronic communication through email, text, phone, video, Facebook post and message, twitter, blogs and innumerable others is copied by the NSA and stored. Then all this information is mined using sophisticated data mining algorithms to identify possible ‘threats’ for further more in-depth scrutiny, otherwise known as spying. We are told that if you are not a terrorist you have nothing to worry about but nothing can be further from the truth. The reason why is because essentially anyone who disagrees with Obama or is determined to be a hindrance to his agenda has been or could be declared a terrorist threat. On Obama’s own website “Organizing for America” they warn of “Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process”. These right-wing ‘terrorists’ are not cutting people’s heads off or blowing up buildings, they are ‘terrorists’ by disagreeing with Democrats, by calling their congressmen, and by voting. Remember this was on Obama’s official website.
Need more evidence? Just this week the DHS released a report where they essentially say that right-wing extremists are a bigger threat than ISIS. The DHS states that “federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS”. So they believe that those who disagree with and would oppose Obama are more dangerous than ISIS. Get that?
Then there was the 2009 Department of Homeland Security hit job on conservatives titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling the Resurgence of Radicalization and Recruitment”. In this document the DHS states that anyone who opposes abortion, illegal immigration, is a returning veteran, or who believes in the 2nd Amendment, or who is in “favor of state or local authority” over federal authority is a potential terrorist. The common theme is that anyone/everyone who disagrees with Obama’s Marxist “fundamental transformation” (otherwise known as destruction) of America is a potential terrorist threat, and as such is subject to as much unconstitutional and illegal spying as needed to crush them.
Let me walk you through a few scenarios to show how this works or could work. Say that you are a judge and are about to rule on a program that Obama is pushing to further his “fundamental transformation” and you are inclined to rule that Obama has overstepped his authority? The CIA or other operatives can then show up at your home or office, drop a folder on your desk with information about you or your family gleaned from NSA spying, and then inform you that if you rule against Obama, this information is leaked to the world. If you don’t do what they say, they destroy you and your family.
Or say you are a congressman and you are about to submit legislation or vote on a bill that Obama does not like? People in sunglasses show up, drop a folder on your desk or table with information obtained illegally and unconstitutionally, and suggest that you “play ball”…or else.
What if you are a local Tea Party activist and you are spearheading the removal of a corrupt politician? Again, the operatives show up, drop a folder in your lap, and explain that this can all be kept secret if you just lose interest in your activities.
Who is so completely 100% squeaky clean that they cannot be controlled this way? And even if they were clean, what about their spouse, their parents, brothers and sisters, or children or grandchildren? If your son or daughter or one of your parents had compromising pictures or emails, would that persuade people to change their minds? How many people need to be controlled before the government can effectively do anything it wants? How much power does the NSA spying give to those who hold the reins? And remember that Obama comes from the Chicago school of politics where the rule is you must “pay to play” and he has a history of destroying his opponents using protected information. Would a politician who comes to power by exposing the sealed court documents of his opponents abuse the information gathered by the NSA in order to gain more power?
I submit that the NSA spying is already being used to ‘influence’ politics. Some people believe that Obama used NSA information to make Justice Roberts change his mind and rule in favor of Obamacare. Remember that Justice Roberts had already ruled that Obamacare was unconstitutional and had already written the, then majority opinion, that Obamacare was unconstitutional. Then, mysteriously two weeks after writing the opinion that Obamacare was unconstitutional, Justice Roberts changed his mind and wrote the opposite opinion. One wonders what exactly happened during those two weeks and who visited Justice Roberts?
I’m not going to write about how the NSA spying is unconstitutional and illegal. Many other writers have thoroughly addressed those subjects. The bottom line here is that regardless of legality, I believe that the NSA spying is more dangerous than ISIS because it can literally be used to destroy America, our constitution, and the freedoms of every American. It is the literal manifestation of “Big Brother” in George Orwell’s 1984, the only difference is that we carry around with us our own “Telescreens”.
Author Credit: Ryan Scott Welch is an outside-the-box thinker, writer, and political activist. You can read more articles at his blog. http://theintellectualbarbarian.com