The Spying Federal Pigeon

“Former Representative Dennis Kucinich  warned the Vault 7 data dump by WickiLeaks  demonstrates the United States is sliding down a slippery slope towards totalitarianism.”

 The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)Somebody help me out here. I seem to recall it was way back along about King George the Elder. I think it was his VP (Dick Cheney) who told us (they had a name for it which I cannot recall) that they were going to record every communication via phone, email, etc, etc. Whatever it was, exactly, we scoffed and dismissed it as being impossible. We were fools.

If we survive this, Julian Assange will go down in history as an ALL AMERICAN HERO–even though he is an Aussie. — jtl, 419

by Al Benson Jr. via revisedhistory

 The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)  Just about every day, when we drive across the bridge over the bayou, there is a whole group of pigeons  perched on one of the telephone wires that parallel the bridge. Most people don’t even think about them and just drive by without noticing them. But, if you take the trouble to find a place to stop and look, with field glasses, you will see that one of them looks a little different than the rest. That’s because it’s not a real pigeon–it’s a pretend pigeon, with a hi-tech camera hidden underneath its pretend feathers–and it’s busily taking pictures of every car that goes over the bridge and recording the license tag numbers. That way, the federal spymasters know who goes over the bridge and how often.  If you cross too often you may one day get a visit from a federal snoop from an agency with such a long name you can’t even remember it, and he’ll want to know why you cross the bridge so often and ask you if you are on your way to any clandestine, anti-government meetings with all those crossings.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3) Now admittedly, the little story in the previous paragraph is a bit of a farce, but the idea came to me when I saw a photo of a batch of cameras all lined up and fastened to a pipe. I have no idea where the photo was taken, but it reminded me of those pigeons we often see when driving on that bridge over the bayou. And we are so spied on as a society anymore, and our right to privacy has been so completely compromised, that the pigeon story almost has credibility.

Combat Shooter's HandbookI just read a short story on http://www.Infowars.com for March 9th which started out with: “Former Representative Dennis Kucinich  warned the Vault 7 data dump by WickiLeaks  demonstrates the United States is sliding down a slippery slope towards totalitarianism.” And the former Congressman said the “wholesale gathering of the nation’s ‘haystack’ of information by the government’has eroded the concept of a’right to privacy’.” Kucinich has never been one of my favorite politicians, but he has a valid point here.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The article also noted: “Kucinich argued the Vault 7 revelations, as well as legislation like the Patriot Act,  have created a constitutional crisis, and called on the American people to demand the government end its mass surveillance.”

And, there was another article, also on Infowars, for March 7th, by Paul Joseph Watson, that stated: “According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, the intelligence community is petrified of a congressional investigation into claims that Barack Obama spied on Donald Trump because it would expose the fact that every American is under mass surveillance and that their conversations are all being digitally recorded by the NSA” (Emphasis mine).

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsAccording to some articles I have read (and I have a batch of them sitting here) the Vault 7 documents show how the CIA hacked telephones, TVs and computers. From the WickiLeaks we find out that “CIA has an espionage division more powerful than NSA with no checks and balances…CIA turns smart TVs, iPhones, gaming consoles and many gadgets into open mics…CIA can spy on you through your smart TV…CIA turned all internet enabled consumer electronics in the world into listening devices.” There’s lots more, but this gives you a basic idea of what they have been doing to us (all for our own good naturally). Comforting thought isn’t it? If you and your wife are in the same room and you happen to have either your computer or your smart TV on, then whatever you say to one another is being monitored (for your own good naturally). The feds are making sure you stay “safe” (and controlled) tonight.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewI don’t doubt for a New York minute that everything I do on my PC is being monitored–incoming and outgoing, whether it’s research, email, or articles for my blog spots–they already know it all, even before the people I am sending it to do. And if they are doing it to me, you can bet the farm they are doing it to you.

Just a little something to meditate on.

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The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)The Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic. This is the volume that pulls it all together. With reference to Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s description of Murray Rothbard’s work, it is a “unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.” Available in both paperback and Kindle versions.

You might be interested in the other two volumes of this three volume set: The Essence of Liberty Volume I: Liberty and History and The Essence of Liberty Volume II: The Economics of Liberty

 

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