A Nation of Snitches By Chris Hedges

Street Democracy writes:

Chris Hedges rightly talks about elites weaponising policies to use against mainstream society by indoctrinating minds to fear ‘everyone’ doing ‘anything’ at ‘anytime’.
The use of propaganda is powerful.

‘Sour principles’ enlarged by monumental mechanisms squander and obscures truth by our ruling elites. This mechanism emotionally herds people to believe in the direction the ‘legalised terrorist’s’ (our leaders) want.

With ‘corporate’ media programmed to ‘program the herd mentality’,criminalising ‘everyone’ the indoctrination is simple and effective as is ‘divide and conquer’.

If you stage ‘moral panic’, plant social indoctrination, repeat societal propaganda, you can manipulate, ‘spellbound’ the masses into divisions where before were unheard of.

By inflicting a fierce dialogue and ferocious demeanour at particular members of communities, a siege mentality appears, divisions occur, cracks show of opinions, beliefs differing and causing frictions between groups where once they were none.

By labelling the public as potential ‘nasties’ there will be many who swallow such ‘toxic rubbish’.

Their wilful arrogance is spoon fed to prove commitment to their country, social position, the perfect citizenry perhaps?

The same ‘divide and conquer’ is in the UK with our recent General Election. The Tory’s won the with a 37% majority, and locally gained seats from areas ‘never’ before were Tory, but Labour.

By trashing those on benefits, the unemployed, disabled people, it causes those working to raise their social status by a mere thread and divisions appear between the workers and the non-workers.

This despite the ‘working poor’ enduring back breaking, long hours of minimum wage in temporary jobs their lives exhausted and utterly spent in equal misery, socially they feel accepted into mainstream society.
The unemployed have been expelled, marginalised and socially disgraced.

So attacking the poorest, those economically just above them are inclined to vote for a more right wing political party to distance themselves from the social disgrace the Tories have labelled the unemployed.

Those desperate to prove their social status as higher because of their employment position to gain the ‘Tory’ societal approval, until they loose their temporay job and become unemployed, then reality hits home.

The same propaganda, ‘divide and conquer’ has been used to hype up ‘terrorist’s’.

‘Terrorist’ have been placed ‘malicously’ penetrating innately decent societies to be anyone at anytime. Those insecure members of the public desperate to prove their ‘goodness’ will demonstrate by potentially informing upon others.

It is ‘1984 – George Orwell’ at best, watch the film if you can.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy

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A Nation of Snitches Posted on May 10, 2015

By Chris Hedges

  A Transportation Security Administration sign at Los Angeles’ main rail terminal, Union Station, urges that suspicious activities be reported to authorities. It declares, “If You See Something Say Something.” (AP / Damian Dovarganes)

 

A totalitarian state is only as strong as its informants. And the United States has a lot of them. They read our emails. They listen to, download and store our phone calls. They photograph us on street corners, on subway platforms, in stores, on highways and in public and private buildings. They track us through our electronic devices. They infiltrate our organizations. They entice and facilitate “acts of terrorism” by Muslims, radical environmentalists, activists and Black Bloc anarchists, framing these hapless dissidents and sending them off to prison for years. They have amassed detailed profiles of our habits, our tastes, our peculiar proclivities, our medical and financial records, our sexual orientations, our employment histories, our shopping habits and our criminal records. They store this information in government computers. It sits there, waiting like a time bomb, for the moment when the state decides to criminalize us.

Totalitarian states record even the most banal of our activities so that when it comes time to lock us up they can invest these activities with subversive or criminal intent. And citizens who know, because of the courage of Edward Snowden, that they are being watched but naively believe they “have done nothing wrong” do not grasp this dark and terrifying logic.

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