Deep State Using Covid-19 to Justify Power Grab
By Jake Morphonios
March 17, 2020
In the dead of night, Netanyahu's Zionist regime bypassed the Israeli parliament to implement draconian surveillance procedures to spy on its citizens. Police can now track the movements of people "suspected" to have #Covid19 #Coronavirus w/o a court order & use the spy tech to hunt them down.
Following immediately on the heels of Israel's bold move, the Trump administration has moved swiftly to seek similar powers of surveillance over US citizens.
The US government is in negotiations with major social media corporations, including Google, Facebook and numerous tech companies to determine how they can pool their cell phone tracking technologies to do the same thing in America that is being done in Israel.
Private corporations, most notably Google, have been amassing troves of user data for years using citizens' smart technologies and internet search histories. That private data is now up for grabs in the name of protecting the public health and preventing the spread of Covid19 infections.
Asked what kinds of capabilities the Trump administration is seeking to exploit, Facebook executives said this week that, so far, the government has been particularly interested in how the physical tracking of individuals can be used to form predictive patterns of their movements.
Tech executives and corporate investors met privately with the Trump administration on Sunday to discuss proposals. One of the tech task force leaders is Josh Mendelsohn, a managing partner of a major venture capital firm called Hangar Management. The LLC pools together the money of other high risk-taking mega-investors to drop into new tech companies and ventures.
Mendelsohn helped to organize the tech task force that is working with the Trump administration to monetize the private data of American citizens. This conspiracy is set to yield windfall profits for the vulture capitalists and dramatically increase the powers of the federal government to spy on American citizens - a move that rivals the dramatic usurpation of rights under the USA Patriot Act following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
Such direct violation of constitutional civil liberties must be resisted by the general public. The US Constitution states in the fourth amendment in the Bill of Rights that:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
In other words, unless the government goes to court with probably cause and obtains a legal search warrant, it is unconstitutional for agents of the government to invade the privacy of citizens.
The mechanism for the tracking would be accomplished through our own smartphones. Our phones regularly send out signals to wireless carriers and social media applications, such as Facebook messenger & Google maps, that identifies our exact locations to the companies.
But now, those companies are working out deals to sell that data to the US government. The pretense of doing it in the name of national security or for the public good is just that:
pretense. It is, in reality, nothing more than a conspiracy between private corporatists and the police state scratching each other's backs at the expense of the freedoms of the People.
It is a time like this that we are reminded of the immense service provided to America by the selfless actions of National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. In 2013, Snowden dropped a bombshell trove of damning information on the scale of illegal federal government surveillance that continues to reverberate to this day.
We are faced with a choice. We can ignore what the federal government is doing to further curtail our civil liberties - or, we can speak out with outrage commensurate with the crime being perpetrated against us by Donald Trump's administration in cooperation with the Deep State.
I, for one, intend to stand up and speak out - starting by contacting my congressional representatives to stress my objections. I invite you to join me.