November 29, 2011
If you live in the United States of America, you
live in a giant prison where liberty and freedom are slowly being strangled
In this country, the control freaks that run
things are obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and recording
virtually everything that we do.
Nothing is private anymore. Everything that you
do on the Internet is being monitored. All of your phone calls are being
monitored. In fact, if law enforcement authorities suspect that you have
done something wrong, they will use your cell phone microphone to listen to
you even when you think your cell phone is turned off.
In many areas of the country, when you get into
your car automated license plate readers track you wherever you go, and in
many major cities when you are walking on the streets a vast network of
security cameras and "smart street lights" are constantly watching you and
listening to whatever you say.
The TSA is setting up "internal checkpoints" all
over the nation, Homeland Security is encouraging all of us to report any
"suspicious activity" that our neighbors are involved in and the federal
government is rapidly developing "pre-crime" technology that will flag us as
"potential terrorists" if we display any signs of nervousness.
If you are flagged as a "potential terrorist",
the U.S. military can arrest you and detain you for the rest of your life
without ever having to charge you with anything. Yes, the United States of
America is rapidly being turned into
"Big Brother" prison grid, and most Americans are happily going
along with it.
The sad thing is that this used to be "the land of the free and the home of
So what in the world happened?
A fundamental shift in our culture has taken place. The American people have
eagerly given up huge chunks of liberty and freedom in exchange for vague
promises of increased security.
Our country is now run by total control freaks and paranoia has become
standard operating procedure.
We were told that the terrorists hate our liberties and our freedoms, and
that we needed to fight the terrorists so that we could keep our liberties
and our freedoms.
But instead, the government keeps taking away all of our liberties and our
As a country, we have moved so far in the
direction of communist China, the USSR and Nazi Germany that it is almost
impossible to believe.
Yes, turning the United States of America into a giant prison may make us
all slightly safer,
But what kind of life is this?
Do we want to be dead while we are still
Is this the price that we want to pay in
order to feel slightly safer?
Where are the millions of Americans that
still yearn to breathe free air?
America is supposed to be a land teeming with
people thirsting for independence.
For example, "Live Free or Die" is supposedly
the official motto of the state of New Hampshire. But instead, the motto of
most Americans seems to be "live scared and die cowering".
We don't have to live like this. Yes, bad things are always going to happen.
No amount of security is ever going to be able to keep us 100% safe. We need
to remember that a very high price was paid for our liberty and we should
not give it up so easily.
As one very famous American once said, when we give up liberty for security
we deserve neither.
The following are 30 signs that the United States of America is being turned
into a giant prison...
A new bill that is going through the
U.S. Senate would allow the U.S. military to arrest American
citizens and hold them indefinitely without trial.
This new law was recently discussed in
an article posted on the website of
the New American...
In what may be a tale too
bizarre to be believed by millions of Americans, the U.S.
Senate appears ready to pass a bill that will designate the
entire earth, including the United States and its
territories, one all-encompassing “battlefield” in the
global “war on terror” and authorize the detention of
Americans suspected of terrorist ties indefinitely and
without trial or even charges being filed that would
necessitate a trial.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is a big
supporter of the bill, and he says that it would "basically say in
law for the first time that the homeland is part of the
the PPJ Gazette, the following are
three things that this new law would do...
Explicitly authorize the federal
government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial
American citizens and others picked up inside and outside
the United States;
Mandate military detention of
some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military
control, including civilians picked up within the United
States itself; and
Transfer to the Department of
Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement,
penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held
by the Department of Justice.
U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman is asking
Google to install a "terrorist
button" on all Blogger.com blogs so that readers can
easily flag "terrorist content" for authorities.
Most Americans have no idea how
sophisticated the "Big Brother" prison grid has become. For example,
in Washington D.C. the movements of every single car are tracked
using automated license plate readers (ALPRs).
The following comes from a
recent Washington Post article...
More than 250 cameras in the
District and its suburbs scan license plates in real time,
helping police pinpoint stolen cars and fleeing killers. But
the program quietly has expanded beyond what anyone had
imagined even a few years ago.
With virtually no public debate, police agencies have begun
storing the information from the cameras, building databases
that document the travels of millions of vehicles.
Nowhere is that more prevalent than in the District, which
has more than one plate-reader per square mile, the highest
concentration in the nation.
Police in the Washington suburbs
have dozens of them as well, and local agencies plan to add
many more in coming months, creating a comprehensive dragnet
that will include all the approaches into the District.
In some American schools, RFID chips are
now being used to monitor the attendance and movements of children
while they are at school.
The following is how
one article recently described a
program that has just been instituted at a preschool in
Upon arriving in the morning,
according to the Associated Press, each student at the CCC-George
Miller preschool will don a jersey with a stitched in RFID
As the kids go about the
business of learning, sensors in the school will record
their movements, collecting attendance for both classes and
Officials from the school have
claimed they're only recording information they're required
to provide while receiving federal funds for their Headstart
Increasingly, incidents of misbehavior
at many U.S. schools are being treated as very serious crimes. For
example, when a little girl kissed a little boy at one Florida
elementary school recently, it was considered to be a "possible
sex crime" and the police were called out.
But what happened to one very young
student in Stockton, California earlier this year
was even worse...
Earlier this year, a Stockton
student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet,
forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation
and was charged with battery on a police officer. That
student was 5 years old.
In the United States today, police are
trained to respond to even the smallest crimes with extreme physical
For example, one grandfather in Arizona
was recently filmed laying unconscious
in a pool of his own blood after
police rammed his head into the flood inside a Wal-Mart on Black
It was thought that he was shoplifting,
but it turns out that he says that he was just trying to tuck a
video game away so other crazed shoppers would not grab it out of
Did you know that the government
actually sets up fake cell phone towers that can intercept your cell
The following is how a
recent Wired article described
You make a call on your
cellphone thinking the only thing standing between you and
the recipient of your call is your carrier’s cellphone
tower. In fact, that tower your phone is connecting to just
might be a booby-trap set up by law enforcement to ensnare
your phone signals and maybe even the content of your calls.
So-called stingrays are one of the new high-tech tools that
authorities are using to track and identify you. The
devices, about the size of a suitcase, spoof a legitimate
cellphone tower in order to trick nearby cellphones and
other wireless communication devices into connecting to the
tower, as they would to a real cellphone tower.
The government maintains that the stingrays don’t violate
Fourth Amendment rights, since Americans don’t have a
legitimate expectation of privacy for data sent from their
mobile phones and other wireless devices to a cell tower.
U.S. border agents are allowed by law to
search any laptop being brought
into the United States without even needing any reason to do so.
In the United States of America,
everyone is a "potential terrorist". According to FBI Director
Robert Mueller, "homegrown
terrorists" represent as big a threat to American
national security as al-Qaeda does.
Most Americans are not that concerned
about the Patriot Act, but that might change if they understood that
the federal government has a "secret interpretation" of what the
Patriot Act really means.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden says that the
U.S. government interprets the Patriot Act
much more "broadly"
than the general public does...
The FBI is now admittedly recording
Internet talk radio programs all over the United States.
The following comes from
a recent article by Mark Weaver of
If you call a radio talk show
and get on the air, you might be recorded by the FBI.
The FBI has awarded a $524,927 contract to a Virginia
company to record as much radio news and talk programming as
it can find on the Internet.
The FBI says it is not playing big brother by policing the
airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as
The federal government has decided that
what you and I share with one another on Facebook and on Twitter
could be a threat to national security.
According to a
recent Associated Press article,
the Department of Homeland Security will soon be "gleaning
information from sites such as Twitter and Facebook for law
What you say on your cell phone
is never private. The truth is that
that the FBI
can demand to see your cell phone data
whenever it wants.
In addition, according to
CNET News the FBI can remotely
activate the microphone on your cell phone and listen to whatever
you are saying...
The FBI appears to have begun
using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal
investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's
microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby
The technique is called a "roving bug," and was approved by
top U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against
members of a New York organized crime family who were wary
of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a
suspect or wiretapping him.
In some areas of the country, law
enforcement authorities are pulling data out of cell phones for no
According to the ACLU, state police
in Michigan are now using "extraction devices" to download data from
the cell phones of motorists that they pull over. This is taking
place even if the motorists that are pulled over are not accused of
doing anything wrong.
The following is how a recent
article on CNET News described the
capabilities of these "extraction devices"...
The devices, sold by a company
called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos,
video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones.
The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with
different models and can even bypass security passwords and
access some information.
The federal government has become so
paranoid that they have been putting GPS tracking devices on the
vehicles of thousands of people that have not even been charged with
committing any crimes.
The following is a short excerpt from a
Wired magazine article about this
The 25-year-old resident of San
Jose, California, says he found the first one about three
weeks ago on his Volvo SUV while visiting his mother in
Modesto, about 80 miles northeast of San Jose. After
contacting Wired and allowing a photographer to snap
pictures of the device, it was swapped out and replaced with
a second tracking device.
A witness also reported seeing a
strange man looking beneath the vehicle of the young man’s
girlfriend while her car was parked at work, suggesting that
a tracking device may have been retrieved from her car.
Then things got really weird when police showed up during a
Wired interview with the man.
The young man, who asked to be identified only as Greg, is
one among an increasing number of U.S. citizens who are
finding themselves tracked with the high-tech devices.
The Justice Department has said that law enforcement agents
employ GPS as a crime-fighting tool with “great
frequency,” and GPS retailers have told Wired
that they’ve sold
thousands of the devices to
New high-tech street lights that are
being funded by the federal government and that are being installed
all over the nation can also be used as surveillance cameras, can be
used by the DHS to make "security announcements" and can even be
used to record personal conversations.
The following is from
a recent article by Paul Joseph
Watson for Infowars.com...
street lights now being installed in American cities are not
only set to aid the DHS in making “security announcements”
and acting as talking surveillance cameras, they are also
capable of “recording conversations,” bringing the potential
privacy threat posed by ‘Intellistreets’ to a whole new
If you choose to protest in the streets
of America today, there is a good chance that you will be
brutalized. All over the United States law enforcement authorities
have been spraying pepper spray
directly into the faces of unarmed
protesters in recent weeks.
In many areas of the United States
today, you will be arrested if you do not produce proper
identification for the police. In the old days, "your papers please"
was a phrase that was used to use to mock the tyranny of Nazi
Germany. But now all of us are being required to be able to produce
"our papers" for law enforcement authorities at any time.
For example, a 21-year-old college
student named Samantha Zucker was recently arrested and put in a New
York City jail for 36 hours just because
she could not produce any identification for
According to blogger Alexander Higgins,
students in kindergarten and the 1st grade in the state of New
Jersey are now required by law to participate "in monthly
The following is an
excerpt from a letter (below image) that he
recently received from the school where his child attends...
Each month a school must conduct
one fire drill and one security drill which may be a
lockdown, bomb threat, evacuation, active shooter, or
shelter-in place drill. All schools are now required by law
to implement this procedure.
So who in the world ever decided that it
would be a good idea for 1st grade students to endure
"lockdown" and "active shooter" drills?
To get an idea of what these kinds of drills are like, just check
With all of the other problems that we
are having all over the nation, you would think that authorities
would not be too concerned about little kids that are trying to sell
cups of lemonade. But sadly, over the past year police have been
sent in to shut down lemonade stands run by children
all over the United States.
The federal government has decided to
invest a significant amount of time, money and energy raiding
following example comes from
It is the latest case of extreme
government food tyranny, and one that is sure to have you
reeling in anger and disgust. Health department officials
recently conducted a raid of Quail Hollow Farm, an organic
community supported agriculture (CSA) farm in southern
Nevada, during its special "farm to fork" picnic dinner put
on for guests - and the agent who arrived on the scene
ordered that all the fresh, local produce and pasture-based
meat that was intended for the meal be destroyed with
It is an absolute disgrace that all of
grandmothers and young children) must either go through
body scanners that reveal the intimate details of our naked bodies
or endure "enhanced pat-downs" during which our genitals will be
touched before we are allowed to get on an airplane.
It is also an absolute disgrace that the American people are putting
up with this.
Invasive TSA security techniques are not
just for airports anymore. Now, TSA "VIPR teams" are actively
conducting random inspections at bus stations and on interstate
highways all over the United States.
For example, the following comes from a
local news report
down in Tennessee...
You're probably used to seeing
TSA's signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents
are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible
Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR).
"Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days
on an airplane more likely on the interstate," said
Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security
Commissioner Bill Gibbons.
Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at
five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.
TSA "VIPR teams" now conduct
8,000 "unannounced security screenings"
a year at subway stations, bus terminals, ports and highway rest
More than a million hotel television
sets all over America are now broadcasting propaganda messages from
the Department of Homeland Security promoting the "See Something,
Say Something" campaign. In essence, the federal government wants
all of us to become "informants" and to start spying on one another
The following comes from an article
by USA Today...
Starting today, the welcome
screens on 1.2 million hotel television sets in Marriott,
Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and other hotels in the USA
will show a short public service announcement from DHS. The
15-second spot encourages viewers to be vigilant and call
law enforcement if they witness something suspicious during
Certain "types" of American citizens are
being labeled as potential threats in official U.S. government
An unclassified Department of Homeland
Security report published a couple years ago entitled "Right-wing
Extremism - Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling
Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" claims that
a belief in Bible prophecy "could motivate extremist individuals and
groups to stockpile food, ammunition and weapons."
The report goes on to state that such
people are potentially dangerous.
Back on February 20, 2009, the State of
Missouri issued a report entitled "MIAC
Strategic Report: The Modern Militia Movement".
That report warned that the following
types of people may be potential terrorists...
those that are against illegal
those that consider "the New
World Order" to be a threat
those that have a negative view
of the United Nations
As I have written about
previously, a very disturbing
document that Oath Keepers has obtained shows that the FBI is now
instructing store owners to report many new forms of "suspicious
activity" to them.
According to the document,
"suspicious activity" now includes the following...
paying with cash
missing a hand or fingers
making "extreme religious
ammunition or match containers
purchasing meals ready to eat
purchasing night vision devices,
night flashlights or gas masks
Do any of those "signs of suspicious
activity" apply to you?
Soon you may get labeled as a "potential
terrorist" if you are just feeling a little nervous. A new
"pre-crime" technology system that is currently being tested by the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security will soon be in use all over
the nation. It is called "Future Attribute Screening Technology"
(FAST), and it is very frightening.
The following description of this new
program comes from an article in
the London Telegraph...
Using cameras and sensors the
"pre-crime" system measures and tracks changes in a person's
body movements, the pitch of their voice and the rhythm of
It also monitors breathing patterns, eye movements, blink
rate and alterations in body heat, which are used to assess
an individual's likelihood to commit a crime.
The Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) program is
already being tested on a group of government employees who
volunteered to act as guinea pigs.
The truth is that nobody puts more
people into prison than America does. The United States has
the highest incarceration rate in the world
largest total prison population on
the entire globe.
To read about some of the crazy things that the
control freaks running things have planned for the future, just check out
this article: "10
outlandish things the 'scientific' controllers have in mind for you in the
Once again, despite all of this outrageous "security", it is inevitable that
a lot of really bad things are going to happen in the United States in the
When there are incidents of violence, it is also inevitable that there will
be calls for even more "Big Brother" security measures. We are going to be
caught in a never ending spiral of tyranny where the "solution" is always
even tighter security.
Eventually, we will have lost all of our liberties and freedoms, and we will
probably be even less safe than we are today.
Do not be deceived. We could put a soldier on every corner, a video camera
in every room of every home and an
RFID chip in every citizen but that would
not make us "safe".
Every single lawmaker that is backing these laws which strip our liberties
and freedoms away deserves to be voted out of office.
If you love the United States of America, please
stand up and say something while you still can.
Please use this article and other articles like it as tools. Share them with
your friends and your family. If we can get enough people to wake up,
perhaps there is still enough time to turn the direction of this country
Will the final chapters of the history of
the United States of America be mentioned in the same breath as
communist China, the USSR and Nazi Germany, or will the final chapters
of the history of the United States of America be the greatest chapters
The choice, America, is up to you.