Thursday, August 01, 2013
The new American police state, coming to your town
Meet Michelle Catalano. Watch Michelle, her husband, and daughter being terrorized by DHS thugs. "Why", you ask?
Because Michelle committed the apparent crime of searching the Interwebs for "pressure cookers" in the same general time frame that her husband searched for "backpacks". Evidently after the marathon bombing, the terms "pressure cooker" and "backpack" are forbidden in the American lexicon the same way the word "bomb" must never be uttered in an airport.
But the bigger question is how did the authorities know the Catalano's had searched, however innocently, the Web for those items? The same way they know that you are right now, reading this blog post that is hostile to the government and critical of DHS's heavy-handed tactics. They also know that in times of crisis, the weak-minded American people will abandon their rights in favor of safety. That's why the 4th amendment guarantee against unreasonable searches has been thrown in the waste bin, so you can pretend that the government thugs who raid your house based on nothing but an innocent Web search, are just doing it for the greater good.