You have, over the last two years, been witness to possibly the greatest expansion of government surveillance over law-abiding citizens in history. Your Survival Guy warned you about the expansive new surveillance being carried out under the cover of COVID-19 mitigation back in January of 2021, calling it a "virtual panopticon." Only now are Americans getting a glimpse at the full extent of the deep state's surveillance abuse. The Daily Mail's Keith Griffith reports on the CDC's use of tracking information assembled by shady Saudi-connected data merchants to surveil Americans without a … [Read more...]
Pandemic Creates Virtual Panopticon
“In the 1600s a series of civilization-threatening plague epidemics gave birth to one of the most heavy-handed surveillance states in the Western world,” writes Annie Jacobsen in First Platoon. “In order to impose the rule of law, the government ordered the full-scale cataloging of people.” You felt like you were being watched because you were, especially by your neighbors.
Historian Michel Foucault draws the parallel between the surveillance state during the plague, in Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, and a prison called the Panopticon or “all seeing.” It was a circular prison with a guard tower in the middle from which a single guard could observe the prisoners—but where they couldn’t see him. They felt like they were constantly watched, creating a fear that produced obedience.
The technology is growing at the speed of science fiction, faster than your Fourth Amendment rights. Technology can be used against you before you even commit a crime just by using A.I. and analysis of your patterns to examine how you live your life.
Americans are now caught in a "Virtual Panopticon" created by the pandemic. Read more below about this scary new reality.
You saw during COVID lockdowns a ramp-up of the ability of the government at every level to track, trace, and control the movements and interactions of Americans. Many Americans found this modern "virtual Panopticon" a bit disturbing. Of course, politicians loved the new capabilities afforded to them via emergency powers, and have begun pushing for more. In Houston, the city wants certain businesses to implement surveillance on themselves, and to pay for it, and to require those businesses to store the footage and hand it over whenever it's requested. Elizabeth Nolan Brown explains at … [Read more...]
On his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson flayed backpedalling Sen. Ted Cruz, who was desperately attempting to distance himself from comments he made earlier comparing the January 6 protesters to "terrorists." Watch below. Ted Cruz explains his "terrorist attack" comment. pic.twitter.com/0xRbmOc5Si — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 7, 2022 Democrats in Washington, D.C. have used the January 6 protest as a tool to crack down on any dissent. Last year they erected walls and fences in the nation's Capitol, and used National Guard troops in a sad photo-op to … [Read more...]
It appears that Attorney General Merrick Garland lied to Congress about the Department of Justice's use of counterterrorism tactics against parents at school board meetings to protest radical curriculum additions like CRT and DEI. Now, a Federal Bureau of Investigation whistleblower has released documents explaining the bureau's use of "threat tags" to flag parents' behaviors. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has demanded that Garland return to Congress to explain the apparent discrepancy in his testimony. Morgan Phillips reports in The Daily Mail: House Republican Leader Kevin … [Read more...]
Happy Friday. What a week. Can’t help but feel excited for America because, as one client puts it, “Americans have been awoken by the woke.” Here’s what’s on your mind. The race for governor in New Jersey isn’t over. This one’s another stinker as votes seem to appear out of nowhere in the dead of night. News flash to Murphy: NJ’s oppressive taxes keep “residents” in Florida for six months and a day, not NJ. They’ve already decided that calling you their governor is bad for business. Let’s go DeSantis. Looking to get away? Zillow has got a house for you. All of a sudden, the “high … [Read more...]
It is often students who lead anti-institutional rebellions. Maybe it's because they know that because they're younger, they'll inevitably live with the consequences of poor policy longer than anyone else. Or maybe it's just the rebellious nature of youth, but college students in America have had it with the lockdowns, mandates, surveillance, quarantines, curfews, and control exerted on them. Now they're fighting back. Douglas Belkin reports in The Wall Street Journal: Life on college campuses is as close to pre-pandemic normalcy as it has been in 18 months, but as the semester progresses … [Read more...]
In normal markets, when demand drives prices up, suppliers will produce more to meet the demand and take advantage of the higher prices. That's how the oil market is supposed to work. But the Biden administration has taken a number of steps to hamper oil investment, by: telling drillers and producers of oil that they will be bound by ever-more-restrictive climate change rules eliminating pipeline approvals and preventing new drilling on federal lands Those actions have given power back to OPEC, which has no incentive to produce more oil, and even said it won't … [Read more...]
Vaccine mandates are only the beginning of an American reality in which states' rights are trampled by federal mandates to control you. Tucker Carlson explains the changing narrative of vaccine mandates, and the possible endgame of electronic vaccine passports that will act as an extension of the virtual Panopticon already monitoring Americans. Watch: Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Your Survival Guy's Take on What's Next? Once the precedent is set that a vaccine passport is required of you to exercise your rights, what else could be conditioned on your compliance? How about … [Read more...]
You know from the Edward Snowden leaks that the United States, and many other governments around the world, have massive surveillance networks. The proliferation of electronic surveillance has created a virtual Panopticon for Americans and others, in which their lives are constantly exposed. But it isn't just governments that are surveilling citizens. Unethical employees of Big Tech corporations have now been caught peering into your most vital personal electronic information. VICE reports: Google fired dozens of employees between 2018 and 2020 for abusing their access to the company's tools … [Read more...]
Joe Biden has suggested his administration is looking into whether or not they can mandate vaccines for everyone in America. This comes only seven months after Biden said there would be no vaccine mandate from the federal government. Action Line: A national vaccine mandate will automatically demand a vaccine passport to prove compliance. The digital health record will become one more piece of the virtual Panopticon Americans are living in today. … [Read more...]