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You’d Better Watch Out: The Surveillance State Is Making a List, and You’re On It

John Whitehead

“He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows when you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness’ sake!”
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

You’d better watch out—you’d better not pout—you’d better not cry—‘cos I’m telling you why: this Christmas, it’s the Surveillance State that’s making a list and checking it twice, and it won’t matter whether you’ve been bad or good.

You’ll be on this list whether you like it or not.

Mass surveillance is the Deep State’s version of a “gift” that keeps on giving…back to the Deep State.

Geofencing dragnets. Fusion centers. Smart devices. Behavioral threat assessments. Terror watch lists. Facial recognition. Snitch tip lines. Biometric scanners. Pre-crime. DNA databases. Data mining. Precognitive technology. Contact tracing apps.

What these add up to is a world in which, on any given day, the average person is now monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways by both government and corporate eyes and ears.

Big Tech wedded to Big Government has become Big Brother.

Every second of every day, the American people are being spied on by a vast network of digital Peeping Toms, electronic eavesdroppers and robotic snoops.

This creepy new era of government/corporate spying—in which we’re being listened to, watched, tracked, followed, mapped, bought, sold and targeted—has been made possible by a global army of techno-tyrants, fusion centers and Peeping Toms.

Consider just a small sampling of the tools being used to track our movements, monitor our spending, and sniff out all the ways in which our thoughts, actions and social circles might land us on the government’s naughty list, whether or not you’ve done anything wrong.

Tracking you based on your phone and movements: Cell phones have become de facto snitches, offering up a steady stream of digital location data on users’ movements and travels. For instance, the FBI was able to use geofence data to identify more than 5,000 mobile devices (and their owners) in a 4-acre area around the Capitol on January 6.

This latest surveillance tactic could land you in jail for being in the “wrong place and time.” Police are also using cell-site simulators to carry out mass surveillance of protests without the need for a warrant.

Moreover, federal agents can now employ a number of hacking methods in order to gain access to your computer activities and “see” whatever you’re seeing on your monitor. Malicious hacking software can also be used to remotely activate cameras and microphones, offering another means of glimpsing into the personal business of a target.

Tracking you based on your DNA. DNA technology in the hands of government officials completes our transition to a Surveillance State. If you have the misfortune to leave your DNA traces anywhere a crime has been committed, you’ve already got a file somewhere in some state or federal database—albeit it may be a file without a name.

By accessing your DNA, the government will soon know everything else about you that they don’t already know: your family chart, your ancestry, what you look like, your health history, your inclination to follow orders or chart your own course, etc.

After all, a DNA print reveals everything about “who we are, where we come from, and who we will be.”

It can also be used to predict the physical appearance of potential suspects. It’s only a matter of time before the police state’s pursuit of criminals expands into genetic profiling and a preemptive hunt for criminals of the future.

Tracking you based on your face: Facial recognition software aims to create a society in which every individual who steps out into public is tracked and recorded as they go about their daily business. Coupled with surveillance cameras that blanket the country, facial recognition technology allows the government and its corporate partners to identify and track someone’s movements in real-time.

One particularly controversial software program created by Clearview AI has been used by police, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to collect photos on social media sites for inclusion in a massive facial recognition database. Similarly, biometric software, which relies on one’s unique identifiers (fingerprints, irises, voice prints), is becoming the standard for navigating security lines, as well as bypassing digital locks and gaining access to phones, computers, office buildings, etc.

In fact, greater numbers of travelers are opting into programs that rely on their biometrics in order to avoid long waits at airport security. Scientists are also developing lasers that can identify and surveil individuals based on their heartbeats, scent and microbiome.

Tracking you based on your behavior: Rapid advances in behavioral surveillance are not only making it possible for individuals to be monitored and tracked based on their patterns of movement or behavior, including gait recognition (the way one walks), but have given rise to whole industries that revolve around predicting one’s behavior based on data and surveillance patterns and are also shaping the behaviors of whole populations.

One smart “anti-riot” surveillance system purports to predict mass riots and unauthorized public events by using artificial intelligence to analyze social media, news sources, surveillance video feeds and public transportation data.

Tracking you based on your spending and consumer activities: With every smartphone we buy, every GPS device we install, every Twitter, Facebook, and Google account we open, every frequent buyer card we use for purchases—whether at the grocer’s, the yogurt shop, the airlines or the department store—and every credit and debit card we use to pay for our transactions, we’re helping Corporate America build a dossier for its government counterparts on who we know, what we think, how we spend our money, and how we spend our time.

Consumer surveillance, by which your activities and data in the physical and online realms are tracked and shared with advertisers, has become big business, a $300 billion industry that routinely harvests your data for profit.

Corporations such as Target have not only been tracking and assessing the behavior of their customers, particularly their purchasing patterns, for years, but the retailer has also funded major surveillance in cities across the country and developed behavioral surveillance algorithms that can determine whether someone’s mannerisms might fit the profile of a thief.

Tracking you based on your public activities: Private corporations in conjunction with police agencies throughout the country have created a web of surveillance that encompasses all major cities in order to monitor large groups of people seamlessly, as in the case of protests and rallies.

They are also engaging in extensive online surveillance, looking for any hints of “large public events, social unrest, gang communications, and criminally predicated individuals.” Defense contractors have been at the forefront of this lucrative market.

Fusion centers, $330 million-a-year, information-sharing hubs for federal, state and law enforcement agencies, monitor and report such “suspicious” behavior as people buying pallets of bottled water, photographing government buildings, and applying for a pilot’s license as “suspicious activity.”

Tracking you based on your social media activities: Every move you make, especially on social media, is monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to form a picture of who you are, what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line.

As The Intercept reported, the FBI, CIA, NSA and other government agencies are increasingly investing in and relying on corporate surveillance technologies that can mine constitutionally protected speech on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in order to identify potential extremists and predict who might engage in future acts of anti-government behavior.

This obsession with social media as a form of surveillance will have some frightening consequences in coming years. As Helen A.S. Popkin, writing for NBC News, observed:

We may very well face a future where algorithms bust people en masse for referencing illegal ‘Game of Thrones’ downloads… the new software has the potential to roll, Terminator-style, targeting every social media user with a shameful confession or questionable sense of humor.”

Tracking you based on your social network: Not content to merely spy on individuals through their online activity, government agencies are now using surveillance technology to track one’s social network, the people you might connect with by phone, text message, email or through social message, in order to ferret out possible criminals.

An FBI document obtained by Rolling Stone speaks to the ease with which agents are able to access address book data from Facebook’s WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage services from the accounts of targeted individuals and individuals not under investigation who might have a targeted individual within their network. What this creates is a “guilt by association” society in which we are all as guilty as the most culpable person in our address book.

Tracking you based on your car: License plate readers are mass surveillance tools that can photograph over 1,800 license tag numbers per minute, take a picture of every passing license tag number and store the tag number and the date, time, and location of the picture in a searchable database, then share the data with law enforcement, fusion centers and private companies to track the movements of persons in their cars.

With tens of thousands of these license plate readers now in operation throughout the country, affixed to overpasses, cop cars and throughout business sectors and residential neighborhoods, it allows police to track vehicles and run the plates through law enforcement databases for abducted children, stolen cars, missing people and wanted fugitives.

Of course, the technology is not infallible: there have been numerous incidents in which police have mistakenly relied on license plate data to capture out suspects only to end up detaining innocent people at gunpoint.

Tracking you based on your mail: Just about every branch of the government—from the Postal Service to the Treasury Department and every agency in between—now has its own surveillance sector, authorized to spy on the American people.

For instance, the U.S. Postal Service, which has been photographing the exterior of every piece of paper mail for the past 20 years, is also spying on Americans’ texts, emails and social media posts. Headed up by the Postal Service’s law enforcement division, the Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) is reportedly using facial recognition technology, combined with fake online identities, to ferret out potential troublemakers with “inflammatory” posts.

The agency claims the online surveillance, which falls outside its conventional job scope of processing and delivering paper mail, is necessary to help postal workers avoid “potentially volatile situations.”

Now the government wants us to believe that we have nothing to fear from these mass spying programs as long as we’ve done nothing wrong.

Don’t believe it.

The government’s definition of a “bad” guy is extraordinarily broad, and it results in the warrantless surveillance of innocent, law-abiding Americans on a staggering scale.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, surveillance, digital stalking and the data mining of the American people—weapons of compliance and control in the government’s hands—haven’t made America any safer. And they certainly aren’t helping to preserve our freedoms.

Indeed, America will never be safe as long as the U.S. government is allowed to shred the Constitution.

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at [email protected]

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Howard
Howard
Dec 18, 2022 5:23 PM

Here’s a weird article apropos of the foregoing by the Whiteheads. Even if it’s largely hyperbole, there’s something chilling about how truly psychotic these “elites” are (as if we didn’t already know that).

Bill Gates Patent Gives Him ‘Exclusive Rights’ to ‘Computerize’ Humans – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Dec 19, 2022 1:19 AM
Reply to  Howard

Yes indeed. There are patent laws which prohibit patent rights on Naturally occurring biological forms. But laws are made to be followed by the Lawful… Erm… Therein lies the rub… Here’s another fine idea from Dr Frankenstein’s lab. >

Dr. Frankenstein’s Mind Control Patent 6506148 B2 | The Liberty Beacon
March 1, 2019
Complete article: https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/dr-frankensteins-mind-control-patent-6506148-b2/

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 19, 2022 7:19 AM
Reply to  Howard

More reason why patents must end.

STJOHNOFGRAFTON
STJOHNOFGRAFTON
Dec 18, 2022 12:40 AM

I sometimes get tempted to check out my ancestry with one of those ancestry groups where I pay up front and they send me a DNA kit in the post so that I can self swab and send it back for analysis to find out the ethnic composition my ancestry. But then I hesitate because I wonder how many government agencies get to access my unique genetic data for reasons of future totalitarian control. But then maybe I’m too paranoid. Afterall, the government has probably hacked my garbage long ago and already has my DNA from the fingerprints I left all over it.

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Dec 18, 2022 1:46 AM

Find a provider that states they won’t share your data with anyone and hold them to it. (Downloading and sharing your data will forfeit that contract) I’m assuming all these databases will be accessed by alphabet agencies sooner or later in a drive to filter out who gets to join them in their utopia.

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 18, 2022 7:39 AM
Reply to  Thom Crewz

The provider’s statement is meaningless. Under decades-old U$ laws, the government simply demands the info., and the party addressed cannot reveal the existence of the demand.

Candledark
Candledark
Dec 18, 2022 11:52 AM

NEVER do that. By the way: ancestry through dna is bullsh*t anyway. All fake.

Ort
Ort
Dec 18, 2022 9:05 PM
Reply to  Candledark

FWIW, a few years back my sister got into the family genealogy fad, and eventually obtained an Ancestry.com “DNA test”. It was interesting, but it didn’t disclose any remarkable possibilities.

But it wasn’t until the bogus “PCR test” became the flywheel for the Megadeath Virus of Doom Scamdemic that I realized how naïve I’d been to assume that such “DNA tests” must be at least basically legitimate and reliable.

I didn’t reason it out this way at the time, but it belatedly occurred to me that if a specious “test” for genetic markers could be blithely flogged in service of a fraudulent public-health crisis, surely dodgy “DNA tests” could easily be marketed to purchasers already eager to learn more about their remote ancestry.

Who would seriously question or challenge their accuracy? As with the toxic “COVID” jabs, good faith obscures a multitude of sins.

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 19, 2022 7:26 AM
Reply to  Ort

The relevant scientists and liberals keep telling us there is no such thing as race, i.e., not to believe our eyes. This may mean the geniuses in genetics have yet to identify even the basic obvious morphological differences. Ancestry is far more far-fetched.

Graham Greene
Graham Greene
Dec 17, 2022 5:34 PM

Travelling on the London Underground at any time during the day (which I assiduously try to avoid) I see them – all seated and gawping into these silly little devices – fixated morons fiddling around with their mobile ‘toys’ either sending or receiving exactly the same trash.

Talk about self-important!

So I go out of my way to be different (like perhaps normal!) – i.e., a conscious human-being in a dead world, eccentric or misfit, or both. It behoves us to think and act rationally in an insane world. With that in mind I get my most difficult book off the shelf … erm .. how about Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain. 700 pages, which ends as follows.

”Farewell honest Castorp, farewell. Life’s delicate child, You life is told. We have told it to the end, and it was neither short nor long, but hermetic. We have told it for its own sake, not for yours, for you were simple. But after all it was your story, it befell you, you must must have more in you than we thought; we will not disdain the pedagogic weakness we conceived … Out of this universal feast of death, out of this extremity of fever, kindling the rain-washed evening sky to a fiery glow, may it be that one day Love shall mount.”) pp.716

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 18, 2022 7:43 AM
Reply to  Graham Greene

Perhaps the phone will become goggles; you contine to use it even as you walk the streets, with flashed warning signs on the screen helping you to avoid collisions.

Edwige
Edwige
Dec 17, 2022 2:05 PM

Spelling out what 2022 has mostly been about for the hard-of-thinking:
https://dumptheguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/dec/16/musk-truss-2022-year-populists-crashed-to-earth

Her tirades against crypto lay the way for the forthcoming Fedcoin or whatever they choose to call it.

Lucky
Lucky
Dec 17, 2022 9:46 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Maybe crypto aided in normalizing the concept of phone/digital “money” separated from traditional banks but the central psyop for crypto, in my view, is the continuation of the conception of money as a commodity, i.e. a scarce thing of value in of itself. No matter how far removed from that literally and conceptually.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Dec 17, 2022 1:47 PM

Erm… The geniuses who plan all this technical magic HAVE NO CLUE. It takes energy to power all this “science” – which isn’t science, but is technology… I digress…

The “elite” possess no engineering degrees. No clue regarding primary laws of physics. No degrees in electrical engineering. And no understanding of the required levels of power these cyber centers will require. They are fucking morons.

This is old data: >

“A 2016 Berkeley laboratory report for the US government estimated the country’s data centres, which held about 350 million terabytes of data in 2015, could together need over 100TWh of electricity a year by 2020. This is the equivalent of about 10 large nuclear power stations.”

Read the entire article. Note: This is not the only published heads up regarding the required energy expenditures.

‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025
Published on 11/12/2017
‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 (climatechangenews.com)

More pipe dreams and wet dreams. >

Bitcoin boom’s colossal carbon footprint – DW – 12/13/2017

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 18, 2022 7:56 AM

It seems to be even worse. ICT utilised ~7-8% of all electricity or 200-300 TWh; this may rise to 18-21% by 2025 (Anders Andrae , research in 2015 reported at climatchangenews.com).

Besides crypto, the heavy usage includes video-conferencing/-streaming, spam e-mail, cloud computing, machine learning, virtual environments.

Graham Greene
Graham Greene
Dec 17, 2022 11:32 AM

Here is a little observation by Jack London in his novel The Iron Heel. Of course it is fictitious but extremely prescient. It was written around the turn of the 19/20th Century.

”Mary McKenna lives in Market Street. She is a poor but honest woman. She is also patriotic. But she has erroneous ideas concerning the US flag and the protection which it is supposed to symbolize. And here is what happened to her. Her husband had an accident and was laid up in hospital for 3 months. In spite of taking in washing she got behind in the rent. Yesterday they – the PTB – evicted her. But first she hoisted an American flag, and from under its folds she announced by virtue of its protection they could not turn her out cold street. What was done? She was arrested and arraigned for insanity. Today she was examined by the regular insanity experts. She was found to be insane. She was assigned to the Napa Asylum.

Says it all really. London really understood reality of contemporary society even in his own day. Erroneous Ideas! common enough in both London’s time and a fortiori in our own.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Dec 17, 2022 5:55 PM
Reply to  Graham Greene

Graham
Its a determination of expressionist ideals known as rubberball rhetoric. A known fact going back pre history. An Adventure into Ancient History.
Rhetorical dictates particular necessity in present company to specifics. The Example being helix tech. relating to resolving a pinpointed thought………contemporary? Says Who?
How can Contemporary be anything other than Classical..?
It is Now.. the time to quietly transfer this natural vision politely related to present company.
Its impossible other than to mention an example of materialized expression.

Lucky
Lucky
Dec 17, 2022 9:58 PM
Reply to  Graham Greene

Not intended to be harsh but as if patriotism isn’t rooted in and a giant part of the system of control. I am beginging to see that separating plebs the world over from creation and the creator is the MOTHER of all pysops.

j d
j d
Dec 17, 2022 10:55 AM

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S Cooper
S Cooper
Dec 17, 2022 11:19 AM
Reply to  j d

“No it isn’t, filthy worm.”
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“We own you.
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“Now die already and deplete the surplus population. Corporate Fascism and Eugenics forever!”

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Dec 17, 2022 9:37 PM
Reply to  j d

It’s gone Dolly, went along with lads and lasses of the 1960’s.

pinkpetals
pinkpetals
Dec 17, 2022 10:40 AM

What is witht this deluge of science fiction fearmongering? Don’t get me wrong, I am as against the banning of cash, clot shot passports, media censorship and all the rest of that “dystopian” stuff. But let’s be clear, this is NOT high tech dystopia it’s 19th century sledgehammering: shutting down social media accounts, using heavily armed thugs to enforce any law, rewriting regulations to reduced the amount of cash that can be carried etc. What’s going to happen to digital cash when the grid fails, even for an hour? High tech is not resilient and for any control mechanism to be effective, it needs to be resilient.
Why have policing budgets exploded in the dystopia of the high tech OECD? Why are domestic security forces armed to the teeth?You hardly need to track cell phone data to figure out where a protest is happening. Just go to facebook.

95% of big data analysis revolves around “cleaing the data”. It’s like sending an ocean trawler to the Pacific in the hope you will catch one Atlantic salmon.

The only thing they can do is CHOOSE A TARGET IN ADVANCE and then use surveillance mechanisms to track that target and then cook up a plot in which they allege the target was going to enact the plot they cooked up for the chosen target. It’s where most of the false flag plots come from. If you don’t believe me, try getting access to a security camera to find out who stole your backpack when it was sitting right in the security camera’s line of vision for the few seconds you left it unattended.

“By accessing your DNA, the government will soon know everything else about you that they don’t already know”….respected as this author is, does he understand what is involved in DNA sequencing? It’s not a precise tool. It’s an error ridled dataset based on statistical probability that gives you a large amount of useless information. And if you get your DNA sequenced twice, with a six month time lag….you’ll have two different DNAs.
People are scared into thinking they carry a gene for this and that and then they rush to have parts of their body chopped out.

If rocket scientists were really rocket scientists, they’d have cured cancer by now and figured out how to “send a man to the moon”….. WITHOUT THEN LOSING THE TECHNOLOGY. How do you send a man to the moon and then “lose the technology”? Was it stuck to the fridge door with a magnet?

Yes, governments would like to plan all kinds of nefarious things but because they are neither smart nor competent, they will inadvertently end up creating problems and chaos, but the not the kind they originally planned.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Dec 17, 2022 1:25 PM
Reply to  pinkpetals

So. Chaos is good. Security cameras are good. Facebook is good. Pirate governments are good. Dangerous planing is good. Send in the unicorns and butterflies…

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Dec 17, 2022 2:52 PM
Reply to  pinkpetals

And I was just about to pour a fresh drink. Are you saying this is just pie-in-the-sky fiction? The geofence used to round up the Jan 6th “rioters” was faked? Yesterday’s story about how the TSA has been developing facial recognition software secretly was a lie? Plus they are promising not to share their data with law enforcement. (I just made myself openly laugh as I wrote that last sentence). And what about the poor Canadian truckers who had their bank accounts frozen? Who the fuck do you think you are fooling? DAMN. A couple days ago the State of California announced plans to start a reparations program, and, of course, they want their resident’s DNA as part of the give away. You don’t think all of the comments generated on Off-Guardian are being collected by some government agency somewhere. We all have files just for visiting this site. (Fuck you NSA. You all suck giant cocks…………..) Nothing you can say will make me feel better. And these leftist loonies running the United States are all in. Anything to save the planet from climate change. A story a couple days ago came out about a “group” in Georgia that has squatted in a forested area slated for the expansion of a police headquarters. “Earth First” type group. They are promising violence. Young people can no longer contain themselves and are breaking apart at the seams. And every move they make is being tracked but yet, the left is doing nothing about it. Why is that? I digress…..

pinkpetals
pinkpetals
Dec 17, 2022 6:07 PM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

I’m not trying to make you feel better. I’m trying to say that in order to be prepared for the worst moves by nefarious governments against their population, we need to be fearing the right things and not getting distracted by imaginary futuristic scenarios.

The number one thing I would focus on is media illiteracy: teaching people HOW to understand when media are lying to you, regardless of ideology or whether msm or alt media.

Facial recognition software is ok for getting a 95% match if you’re trying to enter a subway which uses that technology. If you have a family member who resembles you, it will likely work. And I wonder how facial recognition technology is going to take account of aging, glasses, beards and all that stuff.

It’s pretty useless for figuring out who was who in a video of totally unknown miscreants brawling in a crowd.

The Canadian truckers bank accounts being frozen is pretty low tech and highly illegal: they simply took the data from the crowdfunding platforms and ordered the banks to lock the account. It’s literally like illegally taking an excel file. The only good thing that came out of it—inadvertently–is that people realized how unsafe banks are.

I’m not that worried about California being in a hole and continuing to dig deeper…it’s being doing so for about thirty odd years already keeping in mind Silicon Valley ought to have made itself a digital utopia by now….

Penelope
Penelope
Dec 17, 2022 7:37 PM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

Hemlocken– Not “giant cocks.” We have an expression in Spanish which insults one’s moral fiber– and other things: QUE POCA COSA!

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 18, 2022 8:45 AM
Reply to  pinkpetals

The over-arching goal is ripping off public wealth, not effective change.

What’s going to happen to digital cash when the grid fails
The little people will remain in darkness, starve, get trapped in lifts, have their medical devices fail, etc. No change for the big boys.

DNA sequencing.. not a precise tool
Tell that to those who were wrongly convicted based on it, then exonerated after execution or decades spent in jail.

George Mc
George Mc
Dec 17, 2022 9:48 AM

Slightly off topic, though it relates to the preliminary setting (reduced population) of the surveillance state):

In his Open Society and Its Enemies, Karl Popper talks about medieval times thus:

“As a moving comment upon the suffering of the people in those days and, at the same time, upon the ‘Christianity’ of the now so fashionable romantic medievalism which wants to bring these days back, a passage may be quoted here from H. Zinsser’s book, Rats, Lice, and History, 62 in which he speaks about epidemics of dancing mania in the Middle Ages, known as ‘St. John’s dance’, ‘St. Vitus’ dance’, etc. …‘These strange seizures, though not unheard of in earlier times, became common during and immediately after the dreadful miseries of the Black Death. For the most part, the dancing manias present none of the characteristics which we associate with epidemic infectious diseases of the nervous system. They seem, rather, like mass hysterias, brought on by terror and despair, in populations oppressed, famished, and wretched to a degree almost unimaginable to-day. To the miseries of constant war, political and social disintegration, there was added the dreadful affliction of inescapable, mysterious, and deadly disease. Mankind stood helpless as though trapped in a world of terror and peril against which there was no defence. God and the devil were living conceptions to the men of those days who cowered under the afflictions which they believed imposed by supernatural forces. For those who broke down under the strain there was no road of escape except to the inward refuge of mental derangement which, under the circumstances of the times, took the direction of religious fanaticism.’”

Now doesn’t that have a ring of familiarity in the “Time of Covid”? And the greatest relevance lies in the reference there, not to a physical illness, but to a psychological one. The rulers are presently instilling a programme of psychological self-destruction. And it raises the issue of psychological manipulation in earlier times in which religious sentiments played the part that “The Science” plays now.

Edwige
Edwige
Dec 17, 2022 9:27 AM

The all-seeing eye is another way in which they plan to become God.

“digital Peeping Toms”
‘Peeping Tom’ was a 1960 film by director Michael Powell based on behaviourist John B. Watson and the ‘Little Alfred’ experiment. Fear-based trauma turns a child into a serial killer. Dave McGowan’s ‘Programmed to Kill’ argued the 1970s’ serial killers seemed often to have military or other establishment connections and to look very like a domestic Phoenix Programme. In one of the film’s subplots, a troublesome actress (Shirley Anne Field) is brainwashed into a compliant zombie. Martin Scorsese loves the film – but also misrepresents it by stressing only one layer of its meaning.

Powell made other interesting films. ‘Black Narcissus’ ridicules Christianity. Interestingly, the nuns enthusiastically vaccinate a local prince who dies but neglect their plumbing and get ill themselves. ‘The Red Shoes’ is at the very least about mind control and at the worst about adrenochrome. A strangely large number of celebs seem to find wearing red shoes irrestible. Tom Hanks was in ‘The Man with One Red Shoe’. Kate Bush loved the film so much she named an album after it.

May Hem
May Hem
Dec 17, 2022 9:02 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Ha – the nuns neglected their plumbing. I like that Edwige.

Those digital whiz kids are very likely to get tangled up in their over-complex and vulnerable bio-me-tricks. Their heads are in the (computer) clouds and their feet are not firmly on the ground.

When the power goes out and the batteries run down – what then? Let’s hope those whiz kids can fix the plumbing, but I doubt it. They live mostly in their left brains, out of touch with the feminine forces of intuition, creativity, sensing, feeling, etc. Watch them trip over their mountains of useless data and hang themselves with all the digital chains they are trying to force upon us.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Dec 18, 2022 12:12 AM
Reply to  Edwige

I loved the flim Red Shoes before I liked listening to and watching Kate Bush music.
It’s Beautiful Art,.. George come on.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Dec 18, 2022 12:13 AM
Reply to  Clive Williams

Sorry Ed..
Cheers

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Dec 17, 2022 5:53 AM

“Little Wing
Well she’s walking through the clouds
With a circus mind that’s running round
Butterflies and zebras
And moonbeams and fairy tales
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind.

When I’m sad, she comes to me
With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free
It’s alright she says it’s alright
Take anything you want from me,
anything.

Fly on little wing,
Yeah yeah, yeah, little wing”

Jimi Hendrix Describes My Wife PERFECTLY

Fly on sweet angel…

She is still here with me.

The first thing in life is to find a nice wife, and Roadtest the Best for 5 years.

Lets get Married Then and make Babies

Come To Bed

Tony

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Dec 17, 2022 2:57 PM
Reply to  tonyopmoc

That one hurt. Real bad.

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Dec 17, 2022 4:50 AM

I was going to post a little dity, about all our friends who came out tonight that my wife and I had invited, and numerous other friends we hadn’t seen since before Covid..

Well we are Back. We have got over our cognitave dissonce, our brainwashing, and all the rest of the psychological shit

The hardest thing was to get over our Agrophobia

But we have done that too now

We are coming out…

Absolutely Fantastic Gig

About the only people we invited who didn’t turn up at the heavy rock gig…..

Were The Nurses…

Come on Tone, we are supposed to be on strike

Didn’t see any train drivers there or any postman

It is mainly people over the age of 50, who retired or were fired years ago who actually still know how to fix anything when all the young people are glued to their phones…vibrating???

Do you know what it’s like when you ask an old friend who you haven’t seen for 5 years to come to the gig with us…and she says YES

Nuestro amigo español.. Mi esposa y yo le pedimos que viniera al concierto. Ella había estado en el hospital durante 9 días hace unas semanas y había estado fuera durante 2 años. Nuestro hijo está conduciendo. No bebe. Ella dice Wow SÍ

The Band were awesome.

The Girls Amazing

Merry Christmas

We are Coming Out

Tony

Howard
Howard
Dec 17, 2022 3:36 AM

There is absolutely nothing humans do that they do not overdo – particularly things of a technological nature.

“We’ll figure out what to do with all this later” seems to be their working premise.

There is no way anyone or any ridiculous AI contraption can possibly manage the volume of data being collected (if indeed they really are collecting an infinity of data).

One of the things I recall from Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” was that ten to the hundredth power would require an entire universe just for the zeroes.

I guess the little boys at the Deep State better scare up a parallel universe PDQ.

niko
niko
Dec 17, 2022 3:27 AM

Santa Claws’ bag of tricks comes full of gift-wrapped goodies. The latest 5G dumb phone to keep your head up your apps fries your brain faster than ever. How cool is that! And be sure to look on Twitter for Santa’s elf Elon to throw in a deal for digital identity prepackaged as free speech. Don’t you feel more secure(d) already?

Santa’s just a seasonal errand boy for Big Brother to keep rolling out humanitarian causes as well as advertised conveniences all year long for good normies to be rewarded and naughty deviants punished. Like pilot programs by the police state to round up people on the streets, with special care for the homeless and other vulnerable prey, showing signs of whatever may be deemed ‘mental illness’ (like (mis)information disorder) harmful to them in addition to others, and keep them chock-full of chemical restraints in safe spaces of psychiatric prisons. Before long see-something, say-something snitches will get social credits for calling in SWAT to clean up the public nuisance complaints.

Big Brother’s been keeping his watch lists for quite a while at the NSA, FBI, CIA, and whatever other alphabet agencies serve to protect us from ourselves, courtesy of Officer Friendly Fascism. The new abnormal is all about bringing the chickens home to roost in the Panopticon under full spectrum dominance.

Dear Santa, go fuck yourself.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Dec 17, 2022 2:36 AM

Cell phones shouldn’t have video recorders. 20 was ridiculous people should be ashamed of themselves imo.

Paul Prichard
Paul Prichard
Dec 17, 2022 12:59 AM

Your alternative update on #COVID19 for 2022-12-14. EU bribery cash now at €1.5m. Andrew Bridgen (MP) jab harm cover up. Paid kill Hcq data, IVM papers (blog, gab, tweet).

Ananda
Ananda
Dec 17, 2022 9:51 AM
Reply to  Paul Prichard

Paul have you done some basic journalism..? or you just regurgitating what is internet fashionable.?
have you checked mr  Andrew Bridgen (MP) twttier feed (if it hasn’t been deleted yet)
to see if he endorsed the jab or the wonder boosters to his constitutes.

It stinks of bullshit. Fake pretend.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Dec 17, 2022 12:48 AM

The infuriating part of all this is the blind (or maybe one of the infuriating parts because it’s entirely infuriating), no questions asked acceptance. And in a large percentage, outright defense of it. Even vehement defense. Similar to those defending the scamdemic and the fake vaccine and Fauci and Big Pharma and the zionist media and the controlled governments, they simply do what they’re told not only without questioning, but with full throated acceptance. When you do question it, they look at you like you’re some kind of threat to their existence, someone who must believe the earth is flat because that’s what they told them to equate everything to. (The moon landings aren’t enough, they needed to go to the big one, the earth is flat, i.e., you believe in that? You MUST also believe the earth is flat. Either that, or the lizard people.)

I mean really, if it wasn’t for them, the lemmings, none of this would be possible. Which is worse, those that create it, or those that accept it? Or how about those that carry it out? Or, are they all the enemy? If someone wants your freedom, are they your enemy?

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 17, 2022 2:11 AM

It started – in our innocent youth – with the idea of respecting the government you believed your compatriots had chosen to represent us all.

It didn’t work.

The government now chooses itself, and we are supposed to be too afraid of it to dream of criticizing or replacing it.

There are only two options:
1) Continue criticizing it and encouraging its fundamental replacement with a morally viable alternative
2) Disengage from politics entirely and do our own creative thing until we drop.

Both paths have their merits:
One is for the analysts and philosophers who still have enough decency to care about the nation’s quality of life and to discuss it.
The other is for the artists and lovers of Nature who know how to create things, make them grow, and distinguish between the beautiful and the worthless.

There is no third option – other than mere survival, and that is all-too easily controlled by utter corruption and ruin.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Dec 17, 2022 3:20 AM
Reply to  wardropper

I guess in the end, survival is the first option. Make sure we got that covered before we proceed to or participate in other options. It’s like death, much as we might want to think otherwise, in the end, we all die alone.

Giving up is not an option. Not to me. And I’m not saying you’re saying that. I’m about justice more than anything, i.e., I’d like to “encourage its fundamental replacement with a morally viable alternative”, but first I’d like to get some revenge on these mofos that have put us in this situation. I’d like to see Schwab and Gates and company crab walking in orange striped jumpsuits to their 6 x 6 prison cells.

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 17, 2022 5:17 PM

Philosophically speaking, I reckon life has to be worth living.

Survival is the highest to which an animal can aspire, so of course that’s what an animal will fight tooth and nail to achieve.
We humans, however, lack many of the physical strengths that an evolved animal possesses, but against that we have achieved inner qualities which would be of no use to an animal.

We are, in other words, essentially different from animals, and when the quality of life goes below zero, the evolved human spirit feels useless and dies inside. I find it hard to imagine being dead inside, without the outside wanting to follow suit.

Of course I am talking about the extreme case of there being literally nothing one can do in order to make one’s life meaningful or worthwhile. Even having one single friend can make all the difference.
Despair is what happens when there is absolutely nothing left at all. No health, no imagination, no fellow human beings, no purpose. Why survive under those conditions, when you’re not really surviving at all?

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 17, 2022 5:33 PM
Reply to  wardropper

And I don’t believe in giving up either, by the way. It’s just a recognition that there will always come a point when our body can’t take any more, and not one of us will escape that point.

Our inner life, at least as I see it, is something else. I believe we are given the ability to distinguish between the meaningful and the non-essential for a reason.
Without that ability, the computer will defeat us at every turn. It is faster, has access to more information and is never inflicted with self-doubt, although, like Doctor Who’s Daleks, it still has trouble with staircases . . .

I’m also with you on the revenge front, although I can’t see how that luxury might be achievable. One also has in mind the Reign of Terror after the people had had their ‘revenge’ way back at the end of the 18th Cent. in France . . . That was bad news, and little seems to change in that respect.

Human values
Human values
Dec 17, 2022 12:13 AM

Global capitalism is trying to survive — but it won’t.

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Dec 17, 2022 12:25 AM
Reply to  Human values

Hence the rise in tyranny to protect the masters of this soon to be failed system.

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 17, 2022 5:22 PM
Reply to  Thom Crewz

But where is it failing?
I still see success stamped all over the smirking faces of all our ‘representatives’ . . .

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Dec 18, 2022 1:18 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Should I have said Capitalism as we once knew it and on to the next form of parasitic behaviour which we know is being planned.

Those smirking faces don’t represent me and others who refuse to vote or take part so it’s best to take the eyes away from the theatre and dig for answers as if your life depends on it. I don’t live on a diet of distractions which is on offer via the MSM and prefer to focus on the facts.

Speaking of life depending on it. My biggest concern as the truth about the vaccines comes to light is people who think they are living on borrowed time and have nothing to lose lashing out at anyone around them. Bloodbath incoming.

Graham Greene
Graham Greene
Dec 17, 2022 11:04 AM
Reply to  Human values

Stupidity and fear is trying to survive. But it won’t, and In the long-run it never does. Fascism. Communism, Neo-liberalism, Wokeism, religious ideology and various other manic ideologies start like an all-enveloping runaway train but end-up hitting the rocks, but simply because they are simply not compatible with human psychology/behaviour.

The present dispensation is following the same track but it will end up in total catastrophe, which is unfortunate for those with any modicum of common-sense.

Unfortunately the present lunatic dispensation seem to be calling the shots – bugger! – so we will have to make some sort of start. Of course in the short run that is not going to work, but hey, I’m on the right side of history and don’t give a F***

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 17, 2022 5:22 PM
Reply to  Human values

I reckon the individual criminals will always be with us, however.
When the parasites have drained the lifeblood out of capitalism, they will turn to something else.
The parasitic nature is simply part of what some people are attracted by, like all the other famous evils in our species.

May Hem
May Hem
Dec 17, 2022 9:13 PM
Reply to  wardropper

A parasite needs a victim. Without a victim, the parasite becomes an extinct species. Outside of these twins is the independent creature making her/his way, able to defend him/herself.

You choose which of these three types you will be.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Dec 16, 2022 11:40 PM

What is OURS is OURS
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…. and what is yours is OURS. WE OWN YOU.…”

http://www.idyllicliving.com/david-rockefeller.html

“Life is a bitch when we are around, eh?”

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Dec 16, 2022 11:37 PM

From the article: “Tracking you based on your phone and movements: Cell phones have become de facto snitches, offering up a steady stream of digital location data on users’ movements and travels.”

Yup.

How to stop cell phone surveillance: Place cell phone on hard metal surface or floor. Stomp repeatedly, or smash with large hammer. Send pieces back to manufacturer for proper waste disposal. Repeat process until all user phones have been “decommissioned”

End of surveillance problem…..

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Dec 17, 2022 12:24 AM

Or just give it away 🙂

You’ll be barred from playing in society if you don’t have a phone.
Has anyone noticed the pop up option to sign into Gewgle across many of the larger websites recently. Looks like the push is on.

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 17, 2022 2:22 AM

I wouldn’t send the pieces back to the manufacturer in a million years:
My DNA would be all over them . . .

Bob the Hod
Bob the Hod
Dec 17, 2022 1:13 PM

Yeah but come on, you can’t keep justifying your own existence by writing endless 2000 word fear porn essays about the terrors of technology if you advocate actually abstaining from using said technology, you know, the only solution that would actually solve the problems that you’ve just outlined, again.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Dec 17, 2022 3:08 PM
Reply to  Bob the Hod

Yup. I love the science studies that go on and on for 20 pages, detailing how they arrived at the conclusions they detailed in the first two paragraphs of the Abstract.

They then finish with the “no conflict of interest” nonsense, followed by the “more study needed” beggars proposal. Like all beggars in our beggars paradise, they always need more funding…

May Hem
May Hem
Dec 17, 2022 9:15 PM
Reply to  Bob the Hod

Or, get a de-googled mobile phone. Not a complete solution, but better than none at all.

Johnny
Johnny
Dec 16, 2022 11:13 PM

99.9% of what they find will be trivial trash on Social Media, porn, incessant advertising, corporate and government propaganda and what passes for entertainment.
That •1% must be fascinating and fanning the flames of ruling class paranoia.

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Dec 16, 2022 11:07 PM

Sounds like fun.