Wednesday, November 29, 2017by Arjun Walia, November 10th, 2017
(Arjun Walia) Despite the unfortunate fact that pornography has largely shaped our ideas and perceptions about sex, and might have negative biological consequences, porn websites still rank among the top in the world, and, as we now know thanks to whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, William Binney, and Thomas Drake, we’re not the only ones watching.
In case you didn’t know, Edward Snowden is the former intelligence contractor who leaked information about the NSA’s mass surveillance program, one of multiple clandestine black budget operations that involves a global network of intelligence agencies who can access your phone, computer, email, cameras, and much more.
“A child born today will have no conception of privacy at all,” says Snowden. “They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem because privacy matters, privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be.”
So, what’s the justification for these mass surveillance programs? A heightened national security state. In the wake of global terrorism and other national security threats, the global elite has made our surveillance out to seem a necessity, a matter of life and death even, and many of us are buying into this view. But that’s all changing thanks to people like Edward Snowden, and the alternative media networks daring to report that many of these so-called threats to national security are actually manufactured by the same ones proposing to solve it.
This has become more clear every single year since 9/11, a classic example of false flag terrorism, which is one method used to justify the heightened national security state and mass surveillance programs. But these tactics have been around for a long time, and people have been calling them out for just as long. As Mark Twain once wrote:
The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
So, if they’re lying about their justification for these programs, what’s the reason for mass surveillance? There could be several. Perhaps the Deep State would like to keep their eye on developments that threaten their control? These could include ideas, people, new technologies — you name it.
A recent tweet by S nowden explored this idea, reminding people that the NSA “wrote entire reports about how people’s porn habits could be used to discredit them.”
Here is the article link to the article Snowden is referring to.
This is a classic example of the elite working to protect their own interests. If somebody provides proof of, let’s say, rigged elections, the establishment would instantly look into them and use whatever information they find against them. They’re always looking to blame someone else, as the recent Russian election hacks debacle made clear.
It’s very concerning that the mainstream media can make a claim, without any evidence to back it up, and it immediately becomes accepted as fact and discussed all over the world.
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” – Edward Bernays, Propaganda, 1928
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