By:John Seiler | November 19, 2014
Not only does the U.S. government spy on everything we watch on websites, say on the phone or write in emails or messages. At least 40 agencies use Undercover Big Brother agents to infiltrate everything we do. The Washington Post, itself long the company newspaper of the D.C. autocracy, reported:
“The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.
“At the Supreme Court, small teams of undercover officers dress as students at large demonstrations outside the courthouse and join the protests to look for suspicious activity, according to officials familiar with the practice.”
If you take a tour of the U.S. Capitol, inside you’ll see the modest Old Supreme Court. According to the Architect of the Capitol, “The Supreme Court first met in this chamber in 1810 with Chief Justice John Marshall presiding. In 1860 the Court moved upstairs into the former Senate Chamber and this room was converted into the law library.” The court left the Capitol in 1935 for the grandiose building that still houses it.
If the court had remained in the Capitol, it wouldn’t need its own Undercover Big Brother gendarmes, but could rely on the Capitol Police. The dates of change are significant; 1860 was the last year of the Old Republic, before Lincoln’s murderous centralized regime marched and turned a country “half slave and half free” into one all slave. And 1935 was the height of the New Deal, whose cavernous new bureaucracies made dealing with the Feds so complex the court needed its own vast bureaucracy and the building space to house it.
The big court building also houses the industrial-strength shredders the “justices” put the Constitution through before taking up every case. If the court didn’t mangle the Constitution, but just interpreted it impartially, there wouldn’t be protests in the first place.
Even some Feds are skeptical of the new Undercover Big Brother powers. Said Michael German, a former F.B.I. undercover agent now a fellow at New York University’s law school:
“Done right, undercover work can be a very effective law enforcement method, but it carries serious risks and should only be undertaken with proper training, supervision and oversight. Ultimately it is government deceitfulness and participation in criminal activity, which is only justifiable when it is used to resolve the most serious crimes.”
As with most police-state measures, the repression, already bad, took a turn toward the Stalinist during the regime of George W. Bush, “from heightened concern about domestic terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks,” according to the Post.
It’s understandable the IRS would use Undercover Big Brother to make sure it applies the thumbscrews to more Americans. Modern government essentially robs from the productive and gives to the unproductive – the latter ranging from the billionaire Oligarchs thriving off government contracts to the tens of millions of huddled masses, yearning to breathe in Obamacare, Section 8, EBT Cards, TANF and Obamaphones.
But get this: “At convenience stores, for example, undercover agents, sometimes using actual minors as decoys, look for illegal alcohol and cigarette sales, records show.” Shouldn’t that be a local concern? Or parental? And what if your 15-year-old daughter gets lured into a life of crime by the Feds as an “actual minor” undercover – then gets killed in a crossfire? When you’re in D.C., you can visit her across the Potomac at Arlington Cemetery.
Then there was the BATFE’s Operation Fast and Furious. (In a case of acronym creep, BATFE has added Explosives to the previous Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.) The U.S. “Justice” Department got the BATFE to ship weapons to Mexico, supposedly tracking where the weapons went among Mexican gangs, who then would bring them back to the U.S., showing the need for more gun-control laws. Except one border guard and nobody knows how many Mexicans were killed by the guns. Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents on the matter. But the whole exercise was pointless because Congress then refused to impeach him and his boss, President Amnesty.
According to the Post, congressional oversight of the Undercover Big Brother operations is minimal. Apparently all Congress does is waste our money, raise taxes and try to get us involved in more idiotic wars than even the president wants.
Even NASA uses Undercover Big Brother agents. Are they sending agents into space looking for Darth Vader? No, because NASA no longer has the capacity to send anybody into space, depending on the despised Russkies for that. The NASA agents, according to the Post, “focus on counterintelligence of NASA employees and contractors, as well as theft or illicit trafficking of technology.” Apparently the FBI, the CIA and the 37 other agencies with Undercover Big Brother agents haven’t done the job well enough.