Mass Surveillance in the Orwellian Police State

Part 1: What Big Brother Wants
By Dr Lasha Darkmoon

Did you know that Big Brother was not only watching you from both sides of the Atlantic but also from Tel Aviv?

Mass surveillance is the new norm. Big Brother is watching you and listening to you always. With the help of microscopic cameras and wireless concealable microphones and precise location tracking devices, he is keeping his tabs on you twenty-four hours a day.
He is randomly searching you on trains. He is groping you at airports.  He is flagging you down in remote country locations and ordering you to open up the trunk of your car so that he can inspect it for drugs, missing children, and human heads in plastic bags.
If you’re a woman, he can taser you and rape you and then put you in handcuffs for resisting arrest.
Orwell never imagined it could be quite so bad.
According to whistleblower Edward Snowden, we now have “the largest program of suspicionless surveillance in human history”.
NSA official William Binney, who resigned from the agency in protest over its systematic violation of privacy laws, has revealed that the US government has “assembled on the order of 20 trillion transactions about US citizens. The data that’s being assembled is about everybody. From that data, they can target anyone they want.”
Guardian correspondent Glenn Greenwald  confirms this. “No human communication can be allowed to take place without the scrutinizing eye of the US government,” he tells us. “This is the animating principle of the US Surveillance State. Mass surveillance is the hallmark of a tyrannical political culture.”
Another famous whistleblower, Thomas Drake, is equally candid. “There is no constraint,” he points out grimly. “The United States is now a surveillance state. “This is the new normal.”
No digital or electronic communication you make is secure. Many of your secrets are already known to someone. Your private life is subject to the minutest and most persistent scrutiny. You may be interested to know that Snowden is so paranoid about his privacy that wherever he is—in airports, hotels, libraries—“he puts a large red hood over his head and laptop when entering his passwords to prevent any hidden cameras from detecting them.”
All your emails—past, present and future—are there for someone to read. Every day the NSA records trillions of emails and phone calls. Your calls are not only being recorded but sophisticated voice recognition devices enable some geek in a cubicle to pluck your voice out of a million other similar-sounding voices. Your online chats, your calls over Google Voice, Skype, and other voice-over-internet  systems, are all on record. Every website you visit, someone knows you’ve been there and how long you’ve lingered on each item.
Did you know that the Internet giants who said to you, “Trust us, we will never betray your secrets to anyone!” have deceived you and let you down? Did you know that Google has betrayed you to Big Brother? That Microsoft has betrayed you, that Verizon has betrayed you, that AT&T has betrayed you, that Facebook and Apple have betrayed you?
Yes, all these police state informants have handed over your emails and phone data to Big Brother, ostensibly to prevent the remote possibility that you’re planning another terrorist attack on America.
Big Bother has assured us that in the last 12 years, thanks to his indefatigable surveillance, he has disrupted over 50 terrorist attacks. Of course, you know he’s lying. He knows he’s lying himself. If the spooks had foiled 50 terrorist attacks, why haven’t there been 50 spectacular court cases to prove it? After all, it would be in their own interests to trumpet their successes to the world, if only to drive home the point that mass surveillance has huge advantages. Instead, the FBI have been forced to resort to a series of pathetic sting operations against various mentally disturbed nonenties in a desperate bid to chalk up a few convictions.
The suspicion that Big Brother might have orchestrated 9-11 himself, with the help of his creepy pals in Tel Aviv, cannot of course be mentioned.
How is most of your personal data gathered? Well, it passes under the oceans through fiber-optic cables which Big Brother has learned to tap. The tiny filaments inside the cables utilize pulsating flashes of light to transmit up to 100 billion bits of data per second.
If Big Bother is based in America, Big Sister hangs out in the UK. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is located in Cheltenham, England. It is now commonly acknowledged that Britain is the world’s intelligence superpower. This is partly due to Britain’s advantageous  Atlantic location between the US and Europe.
“The UK has a huge dog in this fight,” Snowden told the Guardian recently. “They [GCHQ] are worse than the US.” By ‘worse’ he means better at invading the privacy of people without any moral qualms or legal constraints.
We learned recently that GCHQ was tapping into 600 million telephone calls each day. A huge number of these, being transatlantic calls, are naturally of intense interest to the Americans. These calls are accessed by tapping into more than 200 fiber-optic cables that snake their way across the Atlantic like slimy, seaweed clad serpents. Each of the cables carries data at a rate of 10 gigabits per second. This works out to roughly 21 petabytes a day – “equivalent to sending all the information in all the books in the British Library 192 times every 24 hours.”
According to this writer’s calculations, if a reader set out to read all the books in the British Library at the rate of one book a day—that means getting through 13,950,000 books—it would take him roughly 6.5 million years to complete his task.

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British equivalent of America’s National Security Agency (NSA). Founded in 1919 as a code and cypher school, GCHQ today employs 6000 specialists in espionage. It is now commonly acknowledged that the US, with its 850,000 NSA agents with full access to GCHQ classified intelligence, are heavily indebted to their British cousins for much of their information.
Vacuuming up all the secrets of the world every day is clearly an impossible task, even if the entire population of the world were engaged in full-time snooping.
Out of the vast “haystack” of data, it is necessary only to find the “needles”. It’s like casting a net into the sea and catching every single fish for storage purposes, but then picking out only the biggest and most edible fish for “special treatment”. The spooks are not interested in the minnows, only in the sharks and killer fish—i.e., the “terrorists”. So they keep telling us.
Naturally, we shouldn’t believe them, since they lie to us on principle.
Understand this: everyone, no matter how insignificant, is of potential interest to Big Brother and the criminal syndicate that has its world headquarters in Tel Aviv. Anyone who has a guilty secret and can be blackmailed is of interest to these world class criminals. The more they know about you, the easier it is to silence you, coerce you, manipulate you, subjugate you, enslave you.
Listen to Orwell who knew all about these neo-Bolsheviks who have now wrapped their tentacles all over America—a once free and democratic country that now faces a new Red Terror which will make the old one look like a nun’s picnic:
The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred…. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power…. Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. (Here)
“The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred.”
Yes, that’s the New World Order for you: hatred, persecution, torture, power for power’s sake. So this is what Big Brother wants. He wants power. Omnipotence. One of the prerequisites of omnipotence is omniscience.
And this is why Big Brother wants to know everything about you.
We were talking about mass surveillance. Let’s get back to the point. The neo-Bolsheviks in power say they’re only interested in catching the Big Fish, i.e., the “terrorists” they claim were behind 9-11 and 50 other terrorist plots they tell you they have foiled recently but whose details they refuse to discuss with you. They say they are not interested in your private life, your sordid little affairs, your telephone flirtations, your Skype romances, your amorous emails. Things like that don’t interest them. False! The Petraeus affair, which we will discuss soon, proves the contrary. They are interested in everything they can use against you—everything that has blackmail potential.
If you have ever looked at pornography, you have made yourself a potential blackmail victim. Your complete browsing history is a saleable product. It can be handed over to your spouse or employer, and even published on the internet to shame you, unless you pay the owner of your browsing history a regular fee for withholding it. What we have here is a protection racket. Your privacy will now be guaranteed only if you pay for it.
A potential blackmailer who buys your internet browsing history from a rogue Israeli source—like the Judeo-Russian mafia, for example, which now has a stranglehold over America—can charge you a monthly fee of $100 for “security”, i.e., for doing no more than NOT revealing your browsing history to the world. Your blackmailer has managed to acquire the browsing histories (let’s say) of 100 guilt-ridden internet users for a flat payment of $10,000. Not bad. He can recoup his entire investment in one month and then earn $10,000 a month thereafter.
Four out of ten internet users view porn sites regularly. Given that there are currently 2.4 billion internet users worldwide, this gives a blackmailer a pool of 960 million potential victims to choose from. That’s more than three times the entire population of America.
Don’t panic! This is not going on yet. It remains a crime of the future.
We mentioned General Petraeus above. We offered the Petraeus affair as proof that blackmail was the Bolsheviks’ game. Let’s get back to this point.
The Bolsheviks tell you that you have nothing to fear. Not if you’re an upstanding and honorable citizen. Did they tell that to General Petraeus, a pillar of the community? If they can spy on Petraeus and bring him toppling down for a mere peccadillo, don’t you think they can do the same to you if you cross them in the slightest way or get on their nerves?
Remember this: Petraeus was careful. Super careful not to be caught. All he was guilty of was a little extramarital affair. He didn’t even send his inamorata any emails. He kept them hidden in his drafts folder, hundreds of them, so that pretty Paula, his official biographer, could access them there through a password. The general thought he was being smart, playing the old “draft folder trick”, letting Paula read his unsent emails before deleting them.
In spite of all these precautions, Big Brother hacked into his computer and sniffed out his secret love life, forcing him to resign.

General Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell
General Petraeus was not engaged in terrorism. He was not planning a military coup or an attack on the White House, the headquarters of Big Brother’s most conspicuous puppet. He was not thinking of bombing Dimona or the Israeli Knesset. All he was doing was sending billets-doux to his mistress Paula Broadwell, saying “I love you.” And for this he was ruined and forced to resign.
Petraeus had been critical of Israel. And so the people on Israel’s payroll went into attack mode. Many Zionist Jews were delighted at his downfall.
Foremost among General Petraeus’s enemies, his chief nemesis, was US Representative Eric Cantor, highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress in its history, and, incidentally, a cosponsor of legislation to cut off all US taxpayer aid to the Palestinians. Within the last week there has been a military coup in Egypt. The Egyptian army, according to the latest figures, has shot 51 peaceful demonstrators to death and injured a further 431. What does Mr Cantor think of this? “The Egyptian military has long been a key partner of the United States and a stabilizing force in the region,” he babbles fatuously. “Democracy is about more than elections.”
That’s interesting. Here is a man who approves of the massacre of peaceful Egyptians protesting at the ouster of their democratically elected president, Mohamad Morsi. As we might have expected, AIPAC has given Cantor its full support. People who have no strong objections to the coldblooded murder of Muslims in Palestine are unlikely to shed tears for Muslims massacred in Egypt.
But to get back to General Petraeus. It was into the hands of this arch-Zionist and Islamophobe, Eric Cantor, that General Petraeus’s private emails fell. Allegedly, they had been passed on to him by an FBI whistleblower.
Even if true, the question that still needs to be asked is this: how did the private emails of an American general seen as hostile to Israel fall into the hands of  the highest-ranking Jew in Congress, a man who is crazy about Israel and would do anything to get hold of those compromising emails?
Given that President Obama himself knew nothing about Petraeus’s emails, it is more than surprising that this intimate correspondence should end up on the computer of an American Jew with close ties to Israel.
Was the fall of Petraeus a Jewish plot? Undoubtedly. The entire Petraeus affair is a cautionary tale whose moral is: DON’T CROSS THE JEWS.
The Petraeus affair demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that even our sex lives are of interest to Big Brother. And Big Jewry. Assuming that Big Brother and Big Jewry are separate entities. The details of our sex life, as we shall see in Part 2 of this essay, eventually find their way to Israel by a back door marked ‘Verint’ and ‘Narus’. All this furnishes proof that the main purpose of mass surveillance is not to combat terrorism but to discover people’s weak points, their guilty secrets, and then use this knowledge to control them: to silence them, intimidate them, manipulate them, put pressure on them to do something or stop doing it: in short, to blackmail them.
Can we expect trouble in the near future? Yes, we can. Signs of the gathering storm grow apace. We can see them all around us, the dark clouds and distant thunder of an approaching tempest.
Sooner or later the camel’s back will break. All we are waiting for now is the last straw.
Continued in Part 2: The Red Terror to Come

Dr Lasha Darkmoon is an academic with higher degrees in Classics. She is also a poet and translator. Her articles have been published here and here; her poems, translations and various other pieces here

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Dr Lasha Darkmoon

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (a pseudonym), who is also sometimes known as Pandora Pushkin, is an academic with higher degrees in Classics. She is also a poet and translator.

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