Sean has no idea really:
Fox News’ Sean Hannity dropped a bombshell on his show Tuesday night. He said he, and his entire panel of guests are being illegally surveilled, according to sources.
Sean Hannity was speaking to a panel of guests about the Russia dossier Tuesday evening. Circa News’ Sara Carter, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow and John Solomon of The Hill all appeared on Hannity’s show to discuss the new developments of the Russia dossier.
Circa News’ Sara Carter said the pieces of the puzzle are coming together after Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson testified before the House Intel Committee.
Hannity responded by saying, “by the way, sources tell me that all of us are being surveilled illegally.”
So to summarize, one of the two most prominent conservative voices today says he has heard everybody on his news roundtable is being illegally surveilled by government forces (and bear in mind, coverage rolls out as a total package of capabilities, not piecemeal).
Also, the most prominent investigative reporter today, Sharyl Attkisson, had classified documents installed on her computer in a hidden file so she could be summarily imprisoned (and had she not discovered them she would have been, and none of us would have thought twice about her getting classified docs illegally from some source in the course of her work).
And the most prominent member of the Democratic National Committee believed that if she didn’t outfit her house with cameras and uninterruptible power supplies her food could be spiked and she might be killed – and she never went to the FBI or any Law Enforcement entity for assistance, because she believed they could not or would not help her.
The most interesting part of this for me was the silence of Sean’s panel. If Sean says that to me, (and I don’t know the things I know,) my first response would be a flood of questions. “What do you mean? Are they listening to my phone calls? Watching my internet? Are they following me around? What is the purpose?”
What do those media people do? They shit their pants that Sean had the balls to speak out about it on the air, and they all keep their mouths shut. That says to me, they know something about it.
The problem has been mission creep. Back when the movie The Anderson Tapes came out, (itself an inside joke among people in the know because of its realism) the surveillance state was well developed. But it targeted Mafia goons and Black Panthers who were robbing banks and killing cops. Nobody cared if the laws were broken against them, because they were breaking the laws themselves.
As time went on, and resources grew flush, it became possible to begin getting ahead of the game. I’d imagine first they would just check out a new environmental activist group, to see if any of the people in it might commit terrorist attacks, before any actual threat emerged.
But then they began going farther afield, checking out college Republican and Democrat clubs. Then they probably checked out the friends of the people in those clubs to get an idea of who the members were. Then the internet happened, and suddenly they were checking out teenagers who ran web boards devoted to guns and shooting. Then then decided to check out the people on the web boards. Then I suspect one bright guy in the group figured out that if they spread out their forces, two or three of them could take a neighborhood and they could, day by day, use their techniques and technologies to get to know everybody in the neighborhoods, even if everybody else in the neighborhood was never going to get to know them. Now everybody in the covered areas has a file, and anybody who notices them in the process is not just a citizen, they are a threat – and they will be covered as such and intimidated into submission if possible, regardless of any rules or laws.
The machinery was all already there. It is funny on Burn Notice when Sam Axe is forced to spy on Michael. “They tied up my pension Mikey! What could I do?” It seems so ridiculous you almost never think twice about it. “They can’t tie up a Navy Commander’s pension. He is legally entitled to it. There are rules. All he needs to do is bring suit. He can go to the FBI and the US Attorney, and bring a lawyer, and by the afternoon it is sorted out. There are laws, and rules, and convention, and…”
Except it doesn’t actually work that way, and I guess never has. The truth is the rules never have to be followed, they are only followed to maintain the pretense that there are rules.
Donna Brazille doesn’t go to the FBI. She knows that if whoever decides to kill her makes their move, they will order those same FBI guys to dress as utility workers and shut down the streets into her neighborhood. Not only can’t the rank and file FBI guys do anything, they may have to run support ops in the mission if the Deep State decides to take her out. So Donna literally buys video cameras and uninterruptible power supplies to watch her food while she is out, and she hopes for the best, while writing a book that was an attempt to keep the machine at bay by threatening to release everything if something happens to her. That is the America we live in today. Donna knows how it works, while everybody else is clueless – and fortunately for them of minimal concern to the Deep State.
Meanwhile Trump, who was targeted himself, is powerless to do anything because the government doesn’t work how we were told. Indeed, the machine seems to want to take him down now, and is actively moving toward that objective, and he can only put his head down and hope for the best.
As for the rest of the citizenry, the Deep State has gotten in too deep. Now what was created has to be hidden at all costs. So it gets even bigger and more ridiculously deployed. Suddenly media people are being watched to make sure they never decide to report on the wrong topics, or pull on the wrong threads. Government leaders are watched to make sure they are of the right, pliable mindset, and if they aren’t out they go. Local Police are probably covered to find the ones who can be brought in and controlled, and the ones who can’t are subtly guided out the door of the Job.
Even the watchers themselves probably never have a moment of privacy because the Deep State can’t afford to risk one going off the reservation. And I’ll bet even they don’t know everything being used to watch them because of compartmentalization. Hidden mics in the very surveillance gear they use to monitor citizens which are used by other watchers to listen to them, other teams that are periodically assigned to them the way they are assigned to civilians, shit which in a movie in the nineties would have seemed off the wall paranoid. When the costs are this big, and exposure would collapse the government, you do everything you can and you cover every threat.
By the time you add the civilian TIPS-like networks of informers to the machine, you have an entire hidden nation of people, an island unto themselves, who view the rest of America as a threat – and a curiosity. People who wander about in complete ignorance, but who at the same time they might have to destroy when the word comes down. The only thing preventing a real sense of hostility between the two groups is that the one side knows nothing about the activities of the other, and the other feels in full control of the clueless.
I really like Cops. I like Feds too, at least the real ones who chase down gun runners, and bank robbers, and kidnapers. You won’t find anybody more pro law-enforcement than me. Even if one has a temporary lapse in judgment, I tend to think it forgivable in light of the fact they volunteered to try and do good. Who doesn’t screw up in life when you jump in the arena? I even was hyper-patriotic once. If it was the US government verses anybody outside, there was no question where I fell. I supported the Patriot act, and after 9/11 hated pansy liberals who wanted to help the terrorists by opposing it. I was never a tear-the-US-government-down kind of guy.
But mark my words. Even I, who can forgive almost any sin from people who volunteer to serve in a fight against evil in some capacity, see this government activity as appalling and viscerally repugnant. I can’t imagine what an average, regular citizen would think, let alone a leftist who naturally tends to hate their own anyway.
I have zero doubt this nation is one Edward-Snowden-type from a full out revolutionary war. Or, if an outside actor became angry enough at the US government, I could see them decide that rather than go to war, they’d simply set a match to our national fabric by releasing it themselves. One errant disclosure to the masses, and I predict the entire government would come down now, when resources are flush. And as I hustle to try and get to grocery stores before my food can be fucked with, I can fully understand the sentiment. Nobody on the outside will want this to remain if it ever becomes known. And given it seems to still be in a logarithmic growth phase, and is barely keeping itself out of the news now, exposure does seem strangely inevitable.
I cannot imagine what will happen if this all comes out, as I suspect it will, right when the resources collapse and everybody is already fed up with government waste. My suspicion is this may be why you see people in the know heading to Texas and buying nickels to melt down, and the Texas government forming its own gold depository. If you know, the total destruction of the federal government seems inevitable. Yang into yin, massive and complex into utter ruination, all of the natural cycles of growth and decay joined into one Apocalypse for everyone.
Then again there is one thing that troubles me. They recently took an action that protects their machine to some degree from one major vulerability. But it is a temporary action which I cannot see them maintaining for too long. And yet, I cannot see them possibly allowing that action to revert, re-exposing their machine to exposure. It makes me think the end may be closer than we think, and they may think the machine only needs to be protected for a little while longer, and then it will be in a position where nothing can threaten it. Needless to say, that would mean an end to the last pretenses of any vestige of freedom and self-rule in this nation.
I periodically say this is an amazing time in history, and the collapse will be epic. The truth is, nobody has any idea. The amygdala we are all going to feel when it all comes down will be beyond massive. And since amygdala drives action, and very often violence, I suspect this Apocalypse will be written about for millennia.
What others read of a marvel at in history books is going to be laid bare right before you in real life. Drink it in.
Tell others about r/K Theory, because of amygdala