I urge one and all to watch this important and revealing look at the most powerful rogue state in history:
United States of Secrets, Part Two, will air on Tuesday, May 20th.
This series dissects, with chilling precision, just how far the United States has strayed from its Constitutional and moral center, especially since 9/11. There appears to be no law or Constitutional amendment which cannot be safely dispensed with in the name of those who died on that fateful day. Any true patriots who perished in those towers must surely be rolling over in their graves by now.
While the NSA’s massive domestic and international electronic surveillance campaign, dubbed “The Program”, was initiated by the
Bush-Cheney White House, it has not only continued under Obama, but has flourished, for it is now enshrined in law. In the larger context provided by this documentary, FATCA may be seen as just one more layer of a pervasive, persistent, global information dragnet that is truly Orwellian. By any objective measure, this monstrous technical and legal system provides the very foundation for an inevitable one-world surveillance society.
The would-be heroes of this story include not only Edward Snowden, but an unlikely cast of NSA insiders, who agonized about the removal of all remaining privacy and due-process safeguards, and who ended-up like all good American government whistleblowers: having their front doors rammed-in by FBI SWAT teams. A cautionary tale, to be sure.
This is not even the already sick and dying America I remember as a ten year old kid by the late 60’s. This is something even more evil and dangerous. This is a nation that has not only completely forgotten its founding principles, but which continues to cloak itself in hypocritical, pious rhetoric while simultaneously destroying every last vestige of democratic freedom for its own people, and for the entire world. We are indeed mere roadkill on America’s unstoppable journey to a vastly greater version of hell.
Watch the program, and weep.