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Friday, 27 November, 2020

Big Brother is Coming to Town

Date: 12 December, 2002

By: Chief

Imageh .... you better be good, you better walk right, you had better report who is naughty or nice .... Big Brother is coming to your town" (sung to the tune Santa Claus is Coming to Town).

Nice little 'jingle' is it not? Especially at this time of year. Snow is falling, Thanksgiving is thankfully over with for another year and the kids just can't wait for winter break. Christmas is in the air and, alas, so is our federal government's latest invasion of our liberty — the "Total Information Awareness" program, aka, Big Brother.

For those who believe in liberty and fight to defend our Constitutional way of life, the only thing they will get in their stockings which are hung on the mantle for Christmas this year will be coal. On the other hand, those who are always living in fear and believe that the federal government's job is to protect them, take care of them, feed them and hold their hand ... they will have a bonanza of presents in their stockings. A banner year to be sure.

Under the Homeland Security Act of 2002, also known as the Rape of Rights Act of 2002, is the Office of Information Awareness. This new office (or orifice) is housed somewhere in the labyrinth called the Pentagon and is tasked with developing all kinds of new technology for tracking people, what they do and how they do it.

If the above is not bad enough, the person in charge of this wonderful new version of Constitutional destruction is none other than Mr. John Poindexter. Ever hear of him? Well does the name Vice Admiral Poindexter ring a bell? No? How about the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan Presidency?

Allow me to explain, VADM. Poindexter was in charge of the National Security Council (National Security Scoundrels) under President Ronald Reagan. It was he, along with Oliver North, who sold guns to Iran in exchange for hostages held there and then diverted some of the money received from Iran and purchased guns for the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. The Contras in turn used the guns to help quash competitors in the thriving cocaine business and, lastly, shipped quantities of cocaine into the United States. Both Poindexter and North testified before Congress. Both admitted they lied numerous times to Congress. Both admitted they violated numerous federal laws to carry out their scheme. Poindexter and North went to trial. They were convicted. In May 1989 a jury convicted North of 3 of the 12 criminal counts he was ultimately tried for; in July the court fined him $150,000 and gave him a three-year suspended sentence. On Apr. 7, 1990, Poindexter was convicted on 5 counts of deceiving Congress and sentenced to 6 months in prison. Both the North and Poindexter convictions were subsequently set aside on the grounds that their immunized Congressional testimony had been unfairly used against them. Finally, on December 24th, 1992 our current King's daddy, who was at that particular point in time president, pardoned both Poindexter and North for their roles.

And yet this scum bag, Poindexter, was hired in February of 2002 to develop and head this beast. Amazing.

Now just what is this beast going to do? As I wrote earlier in this piece it is tasked with developing all kinds of new technology for tracking people, what they do and how they do it. Things such as data mining on a scale that, to date, has not been attempted. Recording your every move on the Internet. Collecting and analyzing every email. Tracking which web sites people visit. Collecting people's spending habits. Tracking credit card purchases. The list goes on but those are the main low points.

To ameliorate fears of privacy invasions by the government, contained in the legislation, signed by King George the Bush, is the requirement of a privacy office. Purportedly, this office, though subordinate to Poindexter, is independent and is to ensure that people's privacy is respected. Sure. Yeah, you bet. Law did not prevent Poindexter before, why, therefore would it stop him now? The answer is obvious — it won't.

The privacy aspect is just the tip of a very large iceberg. What about the individual amendments which make up the Bill or Rights? What about the specific and very limited powers granted by the Constitution to the Congress? The fact is Congress could care less that there is no power granted to them to enact such a heinous bill. Furthermore Congress and government in general could care less about the Bill of Rights. As far as government is concerned if you think your rights are being violated by a government action, sue. Prove your case in court. Great. Anybody have an extra million dollars or so lying around in order to sue the federal government? I didn't think so.

The Bill of Rights was amended into our Constitution to prevent exactly what is happening today. These rights, at least in theory, form an impenetrable barrier which no legislation may pass. Additionally, these individual rights prevent agents of the government from spying on people, from monitoring their conversations, wire tapping their homes and computers, reading their email, etc. No longer.

Congress had a golden opportunity and blew it. Congress could have, and truly should have, done their Constitutional duty and killed the bill. Indeed, Congress should have never written the bill to begin with. What Congress should have done is to commence impeachment proceedings against King George the Bush and the Sheriff of Washingtonhood, John Ashcroft. Congress failed and failed miserably to perform their duty and the rest, as we all know, is history.

When the King signed the Rape of Rights Act into law he stated, without saying a single word, the Bill of Rights is dead.

Long live the King.

"He is watching when you are sleeping, he is watching when you are awake, he is tracking your credit card accounts .... so be sure to use cash only. Oh .... you better be good, you better walk right, you had better report who is naughty or nice .... Big Brother is coming to your town."

Merry Christmas.

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