As some may have noted, Australia, a member of the NSA “Five Eyes” global surveillance network, just passed a law making it illegal to write news articles about national security. What never seems to get discussed is what the internal justifications really are for this kind of draconian measure.
The US has taken different measures. They jail, attempt to jail, and/or murder journalists if what they have to say is too threatening and then inundate the media stream with disinformation to deal with the less troublesome stories. They attack journalists personally and professionally.
Again, all of that has been…allowed for…by Alberto Gonzalez’s interpretation of Executive power as being unlimited in war time. Since the Executive can wage war at any time, anywhere, without Congressional approval, the Executive Branch can do anything it wants. The terrorists won; they destroyed the Republic by aligning with the goals of the Neocons and Neolibs.
So what is continuing to drive all of this, really?
It’s climate change primarily. Seems every week there’s another report on how screwed we are within 20 years. That estimate seems to have grown shorter also, down from end of century, down from 50 years. The world elites aren’t interested in altering their way of life when they can use fear, intimidation, disinfo, and ultimately genocide to alter yours instead.
It’s also greed in lower echelons of course. Don’t let an extinction event prevent the goddam military industrial complex from making a buck, every covert jackass from giving a new spook startup a shot. It’s only your money and they own the printing press, so k’ching.
All problems are nails because all we have are hammers wielded by psycho clowns. It’s the shadowy reflection of Peter, Paul and Mary and they are going to hammer all over this land, all day, all night. That those hammers will resemble drones and tanks, well…
Utter effing chaos is coming. WW3 plus Civil War 2. They’ve prepped for it, nurtured it, and in order to sell more stuff they have to get what is in stock used up whether that’s in the hands of radicals overseas, the military itself, or the police domestically. They thank your carcasses for serving as means toward keeping the corporate bottom line in the black.
It is at least a touch ironic that those who are so proud of having gotten “In God We Trust” stamped on money do so very little consideration of what that means.