The FBI wants to eliminate all political dissent.
And they are going to wild extremes to accomplish that goal.
Now, one new report is showing just how far the FBI will go to victimize American citizens.
A new report from the Washington Post has revealed how the FBI trawls through the private information of American citizens, without them ever finding out about it.
According to the report, “every year, Facebook, Google and other technology companies receive hundreds of thousands of orders from law enforcement agencies seeking data people stash online: private messages, photos, search histories, calendar items – a potentially rich trove for criminal investigators.”
“Often, those requests are accompanied by secrecy orders, also known as nondisclosure or gag orders, that require the tech companies to keep their customers in the dark, potentially for years.”
Some might hear that and think the FBI is just going after the worst criminals. But they are not.
The article tells the story of an ordinary man named Ryan Lackey, who is a 42-year-old computer security consultant.
“At first, Ryan Lackey thought the email was a scam. It arrived one morning in March, bearing news that Facebook had received an order from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to turn over data from personal accounts Lackey uses to chat with friends and exchange cat photos.”
“Even weirder, the email said Facebook had been forced to keep this intrusion secret. Six months later, Lackey, a computer security consultant in Puerto Rico, still has no idea what Facebook turned over to an FBI investigation that he believes may have started as early as 2019.”
The FBI isn’t just targeting mobsters or drug cartels or serial killers – they’re targeting ordinary American citizens, who might never even dream that the FBI would take interest in them.
Of course, like so many of the attacks on American’s constitutional freedoms, the FBI used 9/11 as an excuse for this power grab when it began nearly 20 years ago.
According to the article, “the practice has mushroomed over the past two decades, part of a broader surveillance ramp-up following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, lawyers said. As the orders have proliferated, privacy advocates and the tech companies themselves have become increasingly concerned.”
Any time something bad happens, and people are scared, the government uses that fear to increase their own power.
This has happened with the COVID pandemic, as the government is now implementing lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccine requirements – power grabs that they do not have the Constitutional authority for.
And it happened after the 9/11 attacks as well, with NSA spying, endless wars, and crackdowns on ordinary Americans by the FBI.
Someday in the future, there will be another terrible event, just like 9/11 or COVID. It could be next year, or it could be 20 years from now.
When that happens, the government will use that event to try to grab more power, just like they did after 9/11, and just like they are doing with COVID.
Americans must learn from these mistakes and refuse to put up with government power grabs, even during the most fearful times.
It never ends well.