Welcome to the police state, everybody. According to CNN, the Biden Administration is looking to set up a Freelance Stasi – specifically “using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online.”
So technically, it won’t be a police state since the state isn’t the one doing it. Instead, the state is outsourcing the police state to others.
And here we thought the PATRIOT Act was bad.
See if you can get through this pull-quote from the CNN article without your blood boiling.
The Department of Homeland Security is limited in how it can monitor citizens online without justification and is banned from activities like assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps used by extremist groups such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers.
Instead, federal authorities can only browse through unprotected information on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook and other open online platforms.
The plan being discussed inside DHS, according to multiple sources, would, in effect, allow the department to circumvent those limits. A source familiar with the effort said it is not about decrypting data but rather using outside entities who can legally access these private groups to gather large amounts of information that could help DHS identify key narratives as they emerge.
By partnering with research firms who have more visibility in this space, the DHS could produce information that would likely be beneficial to both it and the FBI, which can’t monitor US citizens in this way without first getting a warrant or having the pretext of an ongoing investigation. The CIA and NSA are also limited on collecting intelligence domestically. [Bold emphasis Dianny’s]
You understand what they’re doing here?
Since the government can’t legally act like the secret police, they will employ a freelance Stasi to act as secret police on their behalf so they can target people without due process.
But Trump was a fascist.
Saturday, I read a thread on Twitter about the Obama Administration’s involvement in the overthrow of Gaddafi and the destruction of Libya. While the whole thread is worth reading, it was the end of the thread that really struck me.
10. Today the Biden Administration has declared a new terrorist threat: white-supremacy and homegrown violence. The enemy is dangerous and hiding in plain sight. They are your friends and neighbors. The entire country is reeling under its yoke. It must be dismantled and destroyed
11. “We won’t ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to our homeland today: White supremacy is terrorism,” Joe Biden says, echoing Barack Obama’s Libya appeal: “We [have] a unique ability to stop the violence.”
12. The American people are accustomed to their nation being at war abroad, but not at home, and not against their friends and neighbors.
Despite the bromides and euphemisms, this new war will exact a heavy toll on the American people and will resonate for generations.
13. Libya was the crowning achievement of an Administration committed to “justice,” “transparency,” and “human rights,” all of which was made a farce by the killing of Gaddafi and the destruction of his country.
What will the Land of the Free look like at the end of this?
The fact that the Biden Administration is considering the use of a Freelance Stasi to bypass the law and spy on American citizens tells me the end of this will look very, very bad.
And yet, all those people who spent four years pretending they were “Resisting” a fascist won’t have a single problem with this. In fact, many of them are probably cheering it on.
What I want to know is will any of the Republicans in Congress raise holy hell about this? I mean other than Tom Massie or Rand Paul, will any of those guys sound the alarm?
Will Mitt Romney stop whining about being booed long enough to give a damn?
I’m livid about this. Absolutely livid.
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