Does the U.S. Constitution Retain The Power To Save Us?
or Do We Have To Act With Force To Save Ourselves?
Please watch "It Can't Happen Here" and learn the answers.
The first part of the video is a boring interview.
Here is a link to fast forward to 1 hour 16 minutes and 50 seconds, just before the Documentary begins.
Speaking the Truth to Power Takes Courage. Already the Omni-Surveillance State has caused a near total destruction of "investigative journalism" which is the ONLY journalism that is REAL. It is in fact, almost impossible to tell the difference in the journalistic styles and content in the Totalitarian States and the States claiming to be free. 99.99% of the writers in both just regurgitate what they are told from "official sources." Too many whistles blowers and investigative journalists have died under "unusual circumstances" to believe they are just the most unlucky class of people on earth.
What follows is a mirror from Russia Today (RT) exposing the cowardice that grips "writers" in "free countries." If 30 percent admit they are intimidated by the secret government powers, and are self-censoring you can bet the actual number is much higher. After all, we are experiencing a period of history in the West, where even admitting distrust of the government, or the U.N. or the World Bank, or the CIA, or the CIA's financial wing the IMF, may be viewed as a statement of subversion. That is enough to get you placed on a "watch list" since those who distrust government are seen according the Department of Homeland Security's "Threat Assessment" and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as possible terrorists, possible threats to "National Security" subject to arrest and incarceration without trial or even assassination on the word of "the President or other high ranking federal official." Honest that is the exact language.
Mass surveillance breeds self-censorship in democracies - report
Published time: January 05, 2015 21:18
A study published by a top US literary organization on Monday, found that an increasing number of writers in democratic countries are censoring themselves due to fears about government surveillance.
The study entitled “Global chilling: The impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers” surveyed 772 writers in 50 countries and concluded that writers and journalists are self-censoring for fear of reprisal.
A similar report published in November 2013 found that writers were “worried about mass surveillance, and were engaged in multiple forms of self-censorship as a result.”
A full report from writers around the world will be issued in the spring of 2015. As writers are considered to be the “canaries in the coalmine” therefore they are likely to give an accurate picture of the impact of surveillance on privacy and freedom of expression.
Writers living in democratic countries were found to be nearly as concerned as those living in non-democratic states with long histories of mass surveillance.
It found that while 61 percent of writers living in the countries labeled as ‘Not Free’ by Freedom House avoided writing or speaking about a certain topic because of government surveillance this was now true of 34 percent of writers in ‘Free’ countries.
“Writers are concerned that expressing certain views even privately or researching certain topics may lead to negative consequences,” the study concluded.
It also found that writers outside the US shared many of the same fears and uncertainties, particularly in the countries in the Five Eyes alliance of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and US.
One respondent said he “hesitated – and thought to answer very honestly – these questions.”
There was also a sharp decline in how writers viewed the US as a haven for free expression, with 36 percent of writers surveyed in so-called ‘Free’ countries believing that their own country offers better protection for freedom of expression than the US.
The Pen document ends with recommendations that the US government stops dragnet monitoring and the collection of US citizen’s communications. It also advises that collection of digital metadata be suspended and advises greater judicial, legislative and executive oversight of US intelligence agency programs.
It also pointed out that the US has to respect the privacy and rights to free expression of foreign citizens either in or out of the US.
"As the United Nations has repeatedly stated, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the US is a party, requires it to respect the human rights to privacy and free expression of all individuals affected by its surveillance programs," the report says.