My December Rage Gauge is in, and what can I tell you? The main takeaway is sales of guns and gold are up. Perhaps Americans are looking for ways to avoid government control of their lives and money. It's certainly not easy. Take a look at what's happening with electric vehicles. You have read regularly here on Your Survival Guy about the intense surveillance and control available to governments in the digital. It creates a "virtual Panopticon," in which residents can be continuously monitored. An outgrowth of that digital reach is the ability via smart grid technology to turn on or turn … [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.
The Weaponization of Your Banking Information Against You
Anyone who has seen the Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise film Minority Report has a decent idea of what "predictive policing" is. In the real world, cops use data analysis rather than psychic "Precogs" to predict crimes. This technology is in its infancy, but banks are now ramping up their surveillance of your actions in what they say is an attempt to predict the actions of "mass shooters." Jenny Surane reports for Law.com: Banks are developing technology to identify potential mass shooters, according to a CEO backing the push to get credit-card companies to more closely track gun … [Read more...]
VIRTUAL PANOPTICON: Chinese Possibly Using Spy Drones on Enemies, Citizens
The proliferation of digital technology and cheap electronics has led to the widespread usage of drones, both sophisticated and simple, in war, surveillance, and spycraft around the world. The use of drones for artillery spotting and kamikaze missions in the war between Russia and Ukraine has given war planners much to discuss and consider. Outside the war zone, Chinese drones are being used both to spy on the country's opponents and its own people. Politico reported last week that Chinese-made spy drones are buzzing restricted airspace over Washington, D.C. and that senators are alarmed. … [Read more...]
Is All This Technology Actually Good for Humanity?
You may be wondering after Covid-19—a virus that was potentially made in a lab and terrorized humanity for over two years—if technology is necessarily good for humanity, and the world. Technology, in the form of nuclear weaponry, also threatens to end the world if Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin can't come to terms over some place most Americans have never been to or heard of called the Donbas. In The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler gives his opinion of technology and its effects on humanity, writing: Lockdowns were a huge policy mistake. I blame Silicon Valley. I know, I know, the real … [Read more...]
Americans Find Themselves under Increasingly Detailed Surveillance
Since the revelations of Edward Snowden, Americans have become increasingly aware that they are heavily surveilled, not only by their government but by private corporations as well. You have previously read about this concept that Your Survival Guy calls the Virtual Panopticon. Last week, a new layer of surveillance was added to the net, with the segregation of the records of purchases at gun shops by credit card companies. Previously firearm purchases had been accounted for in a similar way to all other miscellaneous retail purchases, or those of sporting goods. The addition of a specific … [Read more...]
Amazon Is Building a Surveillance Empire
Do you want Amazon to have access to your medical records? How about a perfect map of your house? How about knowing when you're at home or away? How about knowing when you're kids are at home and you're not? Business Insider's Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert reports that privacy advocates are raising the alarm over Amazon's increasing reach into our private lives. She writes: Amazon's recent multi-billion dollar purchases of One Medical and iRobot have spurred concerns from legislators, antitrust advocates, and privacy experts, but the company's sprawling business model — and reputation of … [Read more...]
MASSIVE SURVEILLANCE: Government Tracking Program Uncovered
A new report has uncovered the existence of a massive tracking program used by government agencies. Government agencies like the DHS are buying tracking information from surveillance companies Babel Street and Venntel. The companies' databases contain location information from hundreds of millions of devices, and buying the information privately allows the government to avoid getting a warrant for it. Politico's Alfred Ng reports: In just three days in 2018, the documents show that the CBP collected data from more than 113,000 locations from phones in the Southwestern United States — … [Read more...]
Why Does Bill Gates Want to Digitize Your Money and ID?
Why is Bill Gates so intent on everyone having government-controlled payment and ID information? Gates told The World Bank in June: “By investing in digital public infrastructure and technologies for payment and ID systems and updating regulations to foster innovation and protect consumers, governments can build on the progress reported in the Findex and expand access to financial services for all who need them.” In The Wall Street Journal, Alexander William Salter explained the dangers of a digital dollar, writing: Central bank digital currencies are a perfect example of what Yale … [Read more...]
New Jersey Begins Deep Reaching Surveillance of Gun Owners
Gun owners in New Jersey will be kept under close surveillance as the state creates a database to catalog every purchase of ammunition. Americans are seeing ever more invasive surveillance programs tied to things they do every day. Remember vaccine passports? Government approval to go shopping or see a show is not what one might imagine of America, but there it is. The new ammunition tracking scheme is one more layer of the virtual Panopticon enveloping Americans' freedoms. Now, every time you buy ammunition for your firearm in New Jersey, you'll be thoroughly recorded, including such … [Read more...]
TUCKER EXPLAINS: Sen. Josh Hawley REVEALS Biden’s Propaganda Plan
Sen. Josh Hawley has uncovered documents revealing the true intent of the Biden administration's proposed disinformation board. He details his findings on Tucker Carlson Tonight with host, Tucker Carlson. Action Line: The Biden administration not only wants you to live in a virtual Panopticon, where everything you do is monitored. They want to determine what you're allowed to watch or hear within that Panopticon as well. It's time to focus on the preparation of your family for financial and physical dangers. If you're serious about preparing your family to meet the storm, click here to … [Read more...]
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