I've said a few things in response to certain articles I've read that in other countries would guarantee a visit by the 'secret police'. So far however I've not been visited by anyone and I'm pretty sure my comments have been seen by more than just other readers. Google for example has revised its policies yet again by admitting that they will scan your emails. Let them scan mine for all the good it will do. Everyone who knows me also knows I have no love for the government as it stands to date. Haven't had any since since the sixties when they got us involved in Viet Nam. It took them twenty years to finally admit it was a mistake. That's much too long a time IMO.
And when will it ever officially admit that it lied to go to war in Iraq? Will the US government ever officially apologise for the lies that got other countries involved to do its dirty work? Will it ever officially apologise to the families and fairly compensate them for all those who didn't make it home, based on a lie?
My concern is that if you go to the official FBI website and loo9k up the protests against the process used to 'adopt' agreements like the NAFTA, and most recently, the pacific one held in Seattle /forget name/ all the protestors are labelled 'terrorists.' Yes, a few did some damage to some stores. True. The AFL-CI had a chapter participate in this mass protest demanding a redress of grievances. All are 'terrorists' according to the FBI.
How much truth there is to it I don't know, but there were reports/rumours that the FBI had plants in some of the protester crowds, people trying to incite them to violence and not protest peacefully. It was on one of the current affair shows on TV some months back, and a couple of 'so-called' insiders were blowing the whistle because they were so disgusted in their own agency. So-called witnesses were also interviewed, with one saying that when a man beside him was knocked down in a scuffle, his FBI badge supposedly fell out of his pocket.... like he was that stupid?
Truth is, such shows and newspapers are known to have paid for scripted interviews with witnesses, insiders and the like, so I do question the veracity of the segment, but at the same time, there's always that saying "where there's smoke there's fire"
In any event, governments around the world are seeking to grab more power and control over citizens, and everyday people are losing more and more rights with each passing year. I have been watching with great interest what the Abbott government is doing here in Australia regarding its 1st budget later this month. A panel of former businessmen were employed to find extensive custs in government expenditure, and according to the document released, plus various leaks, several thousands of Aussie families will be living below the poverty line by so much that we will have a 3rd world nation within a nation... and I wonder how many beatings and deaths will occur as a result of protests against the savage cuts proposed.