…is what the governing power structure would say if truth and transparency existed. No wait, those numbers aren’t even true, let me recalculate that.
On just surveillance, counting only one agency’s personnel expenditure (National Security Agency (NSA) of the The Five Eyes Alliance), the United States would spend over $6.4 million every year to sift through your phone calls for confessions, scan your email for those juicy nude selfies, and to record into a database what you buy on Amazon, eBay, or any online retailer.
All of this is assuming snooping governmental ass hats pay not a penny more than the poverty line ($11,770 for a single person). Yes, they can get away with that if they follow the standard practice and farm the work out to random kids.
The prudent reader would go out and verify these assertions because the prudent reader knows (or is about to find out) that the people governing America employ another army of malfeasants to spread false data, troll comment sections, and create fake personas to trick you into revealing your private life. Ya know…. “for terrorists.”
They’re called “sock puppets.” Lucky for you, your intrepid blogger is going to bring you some evidence. You can decide what it means.
Damnit, I did it again, I lied to you. I’m getting too accustomed to this culture of deception. It wasn’t me, it was a writer, Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept who posted the hot documents.
Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.”
So what are they all about, The Five Eyes Alliance?
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.
I won’t steal his thunder anymore, go check out them out yourself. The level of deceit and disinformation is staggering, and the coordinated attack… straight up unethical.
Anyone who believes he or she is a free thinking person, unaffected by these psychological manipulations should think again.