Liberty has never been more in danger than it is right now.
The FBI is cracking down on Americans who dissent from their government.
And the American freedom that our Founding Fathers died to protect may soon be gone.
The FBI has a long and ugly history of attacking American freedom, dating back to the days of J. Edgar Hoover, who used to spy on civil rights leaders and government officials to blackmail them.
More recently, the FBI came up with the “Russiagate” scam to try to unravel American democracy after they elected a President in 2016 who the FBI opposed.
Now, they are making a massive new move to destroy the Fourth Amendment liberties of Americans and turn the country into a KGB-style surveillance state.
According to a report from the Washington Post, “the FBI is doubling down on tracking social media posts, spending millions of dollars on thousands of licenses to powerful social media monitoring technology that privacy and civil liberties advocates say raise serious concerns.”
“The FBI has contracted for 5,000 licenses to use Babel X, a software made by Babel Street that lets users search social media sites within a geographic area and use other parameters.”
The government has been moving in this direction for years. In fact, other agencies of the government have already started doing this.
“The Justice Department has previously had Babel X in its arsenal, contracting records show. But the new contract appears to be by far the most the agency has ever shelled out for the software, and is one of the largest contracts for the software by a civilian agency, experts said.”
The FBI is now going to be monitoring all of the posts of social media users, waiting for someone to say something they consider to be “dangerous.”
And once they catch someone expressing the wrong political views, they will conduct “domestic terrorism” crackdowns on Americans for their free speech – just like they already did to parents who oppose Critical Race Theory.
Some Republicans are already worried about how this is going to be used.
Congressman Jim Jordan said he has “real concerns based on the [FBI’s] history and based on the fact that we don’t know how they’re using it and who they’re going after.”
Other nonpartisan privacy advocates are equally scared about what is going to come of this.
Greg Nojeim, from the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Security and Surveillance Project, said, “Five-thousand licenses for social media monitoring in real time means that thousands of FBI agents will be looking for key words and topics on an ongoing bases with social media surveillance targeting at least eight languages.”
“The risk of misinterpretation is high. So is the risk that an FBI agent who misinterpreted what you said on social media will come knocking on your door.”
If Americans want to salvage even a small shred of their liberty, they need to oppose this with everything they have.
America is fast turning into an unrecognizable police state, not a “democracy” as our elites so often claim.
And saving democracy from these malicious agencies is going to require a serious fight.