Well, it looks like the preverbal POOP hit the fan this week with Mr. Musk the new owner of Twitter, spilling the beans on the previous owners’ and employees’ collusion with the federal government. Twitter was indeed shadow banning and censoring comments and the reach of anyone they deemed to be a problem by the intelligence agencies. We now know that there was a coordinated effort with federal agencies like the FBI to censor whatever they determined politically detrimental to the Biden administration.
They even went so far as to censor and withhold the reach of President Trump before they banned him one week before the 2020 election. We now know that Twitter was weaponized to stop any information they deemed critically damaging or out of step with the Biden administration. We also know that they were responsible, with the influence of FBI officials, for holding up the Post story on Hunter Biden’s laptop. We have been talking and writing about the influence Big Tech has had on elections for a couple of years now, and while we wish this was not happening, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
To get a good understanding of Big Tech and the government surveillance network I’m going to try and condense an excellent recent article published on a website named “The Last Refuge” titled, A Baseline Understanding Mostly Missing Behind the Twitter Discussion – Govt Influence Over Social Media Influence and the Surveillance State.
If you would like you would like to read this article in its entirety, which I strongly recommend, you can do so by clicking HERE.
You will need some history to give you a basis for why all this censoring and surveillance has been taking place. It was the advent of The Patriot Act that changed our intel surveillance from searches for foreign terrorists to searches for domestic terrorists and it was during the Obama administration that this was redefined to mean political opposition. It was not long after 9/11 that V.P. Cheney was tasked with the job to preserve continuity of government and simultaneously view all Americans as potential threats. This is when the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence were created specifically for this purpose. So, after 9/11 the target of surveillance shifted from foreign to domestic threats. This is when metadata came under Federal control which is what Snowden was trying to expose as a serious danger to all citizens. It was Obama/Eric Holder and his team that refined this system to focus on the politics of targets, primarily opposition. It was not until 2009 that the FBI and DOJ were repurposed to work in conjunction with the ODNI and DHS to form a new unauthorized fourth branch of government specifically for domestic surveillance.
History provided warnings of such a surveillance system. Think Eisenhower’s warning of the “Military Industrial Complex” or JFK and the CIA with the “Bay of Pigs” or Richard Nixon and the FBI. While these were warnings, we have now reached a much higher degree of surveillance today which is called the 4th branch of government. We need to understand how it has metastasized itself to include all of the big Tech companies that have access to just about every aspect of our lives from the time we get up in the morning till the time we retire at night and even during our sleeping hours. The four surveillance branches FBI, DOJ, ODNI and DHS operate independently of each other to keep their information compartmentalized but function as the 4th branch of government that created itself and is something they do not teach in our school system’s civics classes. This 4th branch functions much like the “State Department” using “Public Private Partnerships” to support it which is where the Big Tech industry comes into play as it collaborates with intelligence operatives. The flaw in this process is that people inside this branch are not elected officials and therefore are unregulated as they affect every aspect of our lives. House and Senate staffers are not necessarily malicious people, but they are basically clueless as to what takes place in these agencies outside of their compartments.
The FBI launched a counterintelligence operation against presidential candidate Donald Trump but when FBI Director Comey was questioned about the operation Comey said no one was notified or aware of the operation outside of the FBI and DOJ. (Compartmentalization) They totally ignored any constitutional or regulatory framework for oversight because there is none. It should be noted that it was Obama’s Director of National Security John Brennan who helped Obama put the “Four intelligence Pillars into place” consisting of the DHS, ODNI, DOJ and FBI. The ODNI position was created with good national security intentions but instead became the fulcrum for modern weaponization and is now manipulated by agencies with a vested interest in retaining power. The Intelligence Branch holds power over the ODNI through their influence and partnership with the body that authorizes the power within it, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). We need to remember that it was the creation of the DNI office which brought about an unconstitutional surveillance system of the American people. It was the not too bright James Clapper who was installed as the head of this octopus which stretches throughout every sector of information gathering in our country.
The fact that these intelligence agencies were able to spy on a presidential candidate and then a sitting president is beyond the Pale. If you think for one instant that these agencies are not spying and collecting information on Americans through private sources, you are about as dumb as a stone. We are already living in Orwell’s 1984, it’s just that no one realizes it or wants to be bothered to find out just how much information our government has already collected on us. Between Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple they have the access to collect just about all the information the government might want to know about you. From the time you get up in the morning to what you are eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This surveillance system is so huge that I doubt that even the savviest computer data analysts in the world have a clue as to what the government knows about each and every person in this country.
Have you often wondered why some of our politicians who have been voting in a particular way suddenly change their voting habits. Could it be that they are being coerced by someone in government who has gained unauthorized access to their deep dark secrets through the wide spectrum of information available to our intelligence community and is threatening to expose them to the public. Trump was a threat to this intelligence community an if you can’t see that you are legally blind mentally. Has anyone bothered to think that it is the intelligence community that are the ones pushing so hard to see that Trump doesn’t run in 2024? How much power do they really have and how far is their reach? Good questions and if you want answers make sure Trump or someone like him is elected president in 2024 because this Cabal of intelligence gurus can only be dismantled from the top by someone who has no fear of what they know about them. Besides Trump, I’m not sure who that might be. Is there actually someone else willing to take on this intelligence behemoth? Our country is in a downward spiral and like an airplane that has lost its engines, we have a pilot flying this plane who appears at most times to be mentally incapacitated and unable to make the rational decisions necessary to pull us out of this dive. Our country is in trouble and if anyone thinks that our current president is the person that can fix these problems think again because he is the one who has caused most of them.
We should all thank and give A BIG Hand to Elon Musk for buying Twitter and exposing what actually goes on in the backroom of a Big Tech company. Thank You, Elon for the transparency. “We Get the Government We Deserve”
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Bob, an excellent summation.