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Mass Surveillance Is ALWAYS About Crushing Dissent

Posted By Washingtons Blog On April 2, 2014 @ 1:30 am In Really, really bad calls,War/Defense | Comments Disabled

500 Years of History – and 40 Years of Warnings by Top U.S. Officials – Confirms that Government Spying On One’s Own People Is Always About Grabbing Power and Stifling Criticism

Given all of the hooey coming from the spymasters and their shills in the mainstream press, here’s a very brief reminder of what mass spying is really about:

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URLs in this post:

[1] 500 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/01/government-spying-citizens-always-focuses-crushing-dissent-keeping-us-safe.html

[2] High-Level US Government Officials Have Warned for 40 Years that Mass Surveillance Would Lead to Tyranny in America: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/top-experts-have-warned-for-50-years-that-mass-surveillance-would-lead-to-tyranny-in-america.html

[3] In 1972, the CIA Director Relabelled “Dissidents” As “Terrorists” So He Could Continue Spying On Them … And Nothing Has Changed: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/02/u-s-government-labels-dissent-terrorism.html

[4] “These Programs Were Never About Terrorism: They’re About Economic Spying, Social Control, and Diplomatic Manipulation. They’re About Power”: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/programs-never-terrorism-theyre-economic-spying-social-control-diplomatic-manipulation-theyre-power.html

[5] 2 former presidents, a vice president: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/11/bill-clinton-nsa-spying-verge-worst-worlds-well-security-privacy.html

[6] judge: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/federal-judge-imagine-indiscriminate-arbitrary-invasion-systematic-high-tech-collection-retention-personal-data-virtua.html

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