Sunday, March 25, 2012

Total Information Awareness

Have you ever read George Orwell's 1984? It is not a science fiction novel, it's a fucking blueprint.

Every citizen, or at least every citizen important enough to be worth watching, could be kept twenty-four hours a day under the eyes of the police and in the sound of official propaganda, with all other channels of communication closed. The possibility of enforcing not only complete obedience to the will of the State, but complete uniformity of opinion of all subjects now existed.

No, surely that cannot happen here, in the LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE?!?!?!

Petraeus: CIA Could Use Smart Household Appliances To Spy

But it's not just going on here in the good ole USSA Inc.

Ever heard of Echelon? How 'bout the UKUSA agreement?

The United Kingdom – United States of America Agreement (UKUSA) is a multilateral agreement for cooperation in signals intelligence among the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It was first signed in March 1946 by the United Kingdom and the United States and later extended to encompass the three former British dominions. The UKUSA Agreement was a follow-up of the 1943 BRUSA Agreement, the World War II agreement on cooperation over intelligence matters.[3] This was a secret treaty, allegedly so secret that it was kept secret from the Australian Prime Ministers until 1973.[4] The agreement established an alliance of five English-speaking countries for the purpose of sharing intelligence, especially signals intelligence. It formalized the intelligence sharing agreement in the Atlantic Charter, signed in 1941, before the entry of the U.S. into the conflict.[5]

With the advent of the internet and the exponential increase of global communications, our Brave New World Order Overlords need new facilities to handle the sheer volume of encrypted data!

Have no fear, Big Brother is working on it as we speak:

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.

But “this is more than just a data center,” says one senior intelligence official who until recently was involved with the program. The mammoth Bluffdale center will have another important and far more secret role that until now has gone unrevealed. It is also critical, he says, for breaking codes. And code-breaking is crucial, because much of the data that the center will handle—financial information, stock transactions, business deals, foreign military and diplomatic secrets, legal documents, confidential personal communications—will be heavily encrypted. According to another top official also involved with the program, the 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.”

Canada's CSEC is constructing a similar facility as well.

As envisioned, the seven-building CSEC complex will be the equivalent of a 90-storey skyscraper turned on its side – a highly secure compound outfitted with the latest high-tech gear. Two nearby electrical generating stations will power the agency’s computers, which suck in millions of conversations from around the world each day and scour them for intelligence information.

Oh, and Australia too.

Soon...very soon, total surveillance of all electronic communications in every corner of the globe will be monitored, recorded, de-crypted, analyzed and available for the emerging New World Order's Global Government to identify and act upon as they see fit.

To the future or to the past, to a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and do not live alone - to a time when truth exists and what is done cannot be undone: From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of BIG BROTHER, from the age of doublethink - greetings!
- Winston's Diary in 1984


Brian said...

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intent of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard the revolution; on makes a revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?,
- Nineteen Eighty-four

Alte said...

You beat me to it, of course, so I'll just link to your article and spare myself the trouble. I had three good titles thought up though:

The Ami Stasi

All your data are belong to us

I know what you surfed last summer

Omnipitron said...

Lord. So many wish to dismiss your findings as 'conspiracy theories' what about now? A line from Dead Silence seems to sum this post up for those who don't think we live in with Big Brother.

"So, who's the dummy?"

Anonymous said...


Long time lurker, first time commenter.

I just wanted to comment on a remarkable book I just read.

"Anatomy of an epidemic", by Robert Whitaker. It is the story of the dramatic rise of mental illness in America. Diagnosis of Bipolar disorder, ADHD, etc are at all time highs. One in eight Americans are on psychotropic medications. Don't we all know some youth who have been diagnosed with "bipolar disorder"-and placed on a cocktail of medications, including antipsychotics?

Whitaker shows pretty definitely that the driving force behind the massive increase in psychiatric medication of Americans is the combination of government agencies, drug companies, and the American Psychiatric organization.

Honestly, the book is comparable to Gary Taubes writings-except to do with mental health.

As I read it, I couldn't help but think that this is a "red pill book"-and I thought of you.

Read it and weep.

And let people know.

Keoni Galt said...

Alte - thanks for the tweet.

Omni - Remember, any post like this is nothing more than UFO Reptilian Overlord Whacknut conspiracy theory! Nothing to see here....move along....

Longtime lurker - thanks for the recommendation. You can throw in the wholesale change in the Standard American Diet from animal sources of saturated fat to industrialized vegetable fats as a contributor to the whole mental disease "epidemic," since the fats we eat are what our body uses as building blocks for all of our hormones and neurotransmitters and other substances that regulate our body's normal functions.

What is the point? said...

The more I learn about the truth of what is really happening, the more I realize that there is nothing we can do to stop our enslavement. What is the point in continuing to live? We might as well kill ourselves now. Suicide is the only option left to keep ourselves free.

Maybe if enough of us commit suicide at once, the sheep will take notice and wake up. It has worked in the past. Buddhist monks lit themselves on fire to accomplish the similar goals. We should do the same.

black said...

Thanks for the update. It's not surprising. Thought all this stuff was in Virginia, though...

Communicating what this all means to normal sheeple has been frustrating enough to make me stop trying.

Koosh said...

we are all so very fucked. oh well.

Steve N. said...

From the X-files:

Frohike: "Now I'm sorry. You're telling me that the US government, the same government that gave us Amtrak..."

Langly: "Not to mention the Susan B Anthony dollar..."

Frohike: "Is behind some of the darkest, most far-reaching conspiracies on the planet? That's just crazy!"

Maybe not.

Anonymous said...

I've always thought that Huxleys Brave New World was closer to the truth of things.

After all, as you know, in 1984 even the Party couldn't force such a totalitarian regime on people, there had to be near-catastrophic war first. On which ruins the System was built.

Anonymous said...

Now how to dodge the surveillance.