What's the point of living in a Surveillance State

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    What's the point of living in a Surveillance State if the government is only spying on citizens and political enemies and ignoring people like Paddock who are actually being radicalized?

    Russia! Russia! Manafort!! Flynn! What the fucking fuck?!
     
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    You sound like a radicalized person so we have to come after you.
     
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    Throughout history, elites have sought to control the masses (serfdom, slavery, comrades...). Assuming that the government is here to protect and serve the public only works if those if government either respect the Constitution and the Rule of Law, or if the government is sufficiently weak in scope an resource to make it not as big of a temptation to power mongers.

    What we have now is the result of a decades long campaign to destroy individual rights and checks on government power in order to put productive Americans under the yoke of the Progressive Ideal (a sham which grifters use to live high on the hog at the expense of decent, hardworking people).
     
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    it's meant to keep us afraid, of worrying that we are unsafe, to give us a reason to give up our freedoms and rights for safety.

    recall how popular the Patriot act was, recall how Obama said he was going to get rid of it, and now it has his name on it.

    every time something happens, we lose freedom. It won't return, the PA and it's copies will only get stronger.

    By the time we all see that we must do something, it will be to late.
     
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    I'm certain that was a joke.
     
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    Multiple shooters were involved......no doubt about it.
     
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    So true. Great post.

    The extreme wealthy think they should rule the world. This has been true for a long time. In many cases, they are terribly unjust, ignorant, and corrupt.
     
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    Because they are watching brown people . The crazy white guys can do whatever they want. .
     
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    Not even Orwell dreamed of facial recognition towers all over NYC. Take away the right to bear arms and it's a Perfect Storm of Fascism.
     
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    Manafort is a brown guy? Really?
     
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