You are all under arrest...for reading ET

Discussion in 'Politics' started by 377OHMS, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. 377OHMS


    Say good-bye to privacy thanks to Stellar Wind
    Hugh de Payns

    The American republic, or any society so desiring emancipation to have its citizens live free and unfettered lives, must allow liberated and confidential communication.

    Liberty and human dignity demand nothing less.

    All of this is about to change.

    With the construction of a new National Security Agency eavesdropping, data collection, and analysis facility in Utah, a program called Stellar Wind is now fully underway. This program now means, very simply, that secure and private communication now seems rather irrelevant. Liz Klimas of The Blaze:

    NSA made an enormous breakthrough several years ago in its ability to cryptanalyze, or break, unfathomably complex encryption systems employed by not only governments around the world but also many average computer users in the US. The upshot, according to this official: "Everybody's a target; everybody with communication is a target.: ... Stellar Wind was far larger than has been publicly disclosed and included not just eavesdropping on domestic phone calls but the inspection of domestic email.

    Apparently everything is now subject to scrutiny and analysis and everyone now is a potential security threat. This is especially alarming because citizens who should raise no interest for law enforcement and national security agencies, will now be subject to warrantless and unjustified scrutiny and investigation.

    Anonymity, and the safety it can bring to both author and reader alike, seems to have been destroyed.

    Readers of American Thinker, each of us, can now properly ask ourselves a question: is our continued deliberation regarding the health of our nation and any other political discourse now putting our ourselves and loved ones at risk? Will simply reading American Thinker, the Weekly Standard, National Review, or for that matter, Mother Jones be regarded as subversive and threatening to the powers that control our government?

    Couple this capability with the passage of the NDAA, and our political rights are now no longer under the control of well established laws and processes, but merely the whim and opinion of a single man.

    This is tyranny, and the wicked and bitter fruits of tyranny may only be just over the horizon.

    Regardless of which political party is in power, a thinking person might conclude that such distinctions are becoming increasingly irrelevant. The viral machinery of totalitarianism is now slowly wresting control away from civilized men.

    How does anyone communicate now? Proxy server chains? Is any encryption worthwhile? If so, what?

    Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! It is a dangerous servant and a terrible master. George Washington (1732 - 1799)
  2. pspr


    We're in it deep unless Congress wakes up and restores our privacy.
  3. 377OHMS


    Pspr, the senate cannot even submit a budget, for three years running now. Do you think they possess the fortitude to roll back the security apparatus?
  4. Make no mistake about it the modern nation state is THE ENEMY#1
    2) liberals/communists, collectivists
    3) militant islam
    4) terrorists
  5. pspr


    NO. Harry Reid said the other day he doesn't want to take up a budget for 2013 either. It's amazing people like Reid and Pelosi get voted back in.
  6. While the democrats continue it lets not for forget the homeland security act and and patriot act was passed by a Republican President and Republican House of Representatives and Romney nor the current House of Representatives have said they would stop it

    I dont see how you were able to leave them off your list
  7. 377OHMS


    I was one of the people who didn't think the Patriot Act was a problem.

    I was wrong.
  8. pspr


    It just needed to expire when it was supposed to. I think much of it would be thrown out by the SCOTUS if it was ever challenged.
  9. Maybe you birthers should focus on that rather then a birth certificate :cool:
  10. sle


    I would seriously question ability of NSA to break PGP (which is the crypto that most paranoid people use). Perhaps the NSA has found a polynomial-time (read: fast) factoring algorithm but I seriously doubt it.
    #10     Mar 18, 2012