This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation — announced via Twitter — that Americans need to do their best to "help prevent homegrown violent extremism." How would the FBI like you to do your part? Well, according to the FBI, "Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence." In their tweet, the FBI links to a program that teaches the see something say something crowd "how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the #FBI."
Naturally, their tweet was not very well received as asking friends and family to spy on each other is hardly one of the driving traits behind a free society.
Trump supporters flocked to the Tweet, to point out the hypocrisy of the FBI allowing many obvious crimes to go unchecked while conducting dog and pony shows for other less serious acts. Conveniently, however, the MAGA folks ignored the fact that the document linked in the FBI tweet was put out in 2019, when Trump was in office.
Other tweets were absolutely spot on and pointed out that the FBI encouraging individuals to turn each other in is the antithesis of a free society.
Others pointed out how the United States is the largest purveyor of violence in the world, facilitating the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in the last decade alone.
What's more, some folks pointed out that the very move to encourage citizens to snitch on each other is an act of radicalization in and of itself, and could lead to people acting out in retaliation. What level of despotism are we supposed to accept before law-abiding citizens say enough is enough?
We are being spied on, silenced, labeled as extremists, watching our rights burn, losing freedoms by the day and people are still peaceful. Is the FBI predicting things will get worse because the government's own actions are headed in that direction?
As we have reported from the start, just like Donald Trump used Antifa violence to bolster the police state and add stricter penalties for protests, Biden is using the riot at the capitol to do the same. We predicted this outcome in January, and in June, the Biden Admin began directing friends and families to snitch on each other — just like the FBI is doing now.
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In June, President Joe Biden’s administration announced their plans to create a means of family and friends to snitch on each other — to fight the largely non-existent threat of domestic terrorism.
In a teleconference a month ago, a senior administration official told reporters of a plan that sounds reminiscent of the Minority Report by attacking "pre-crime."
“We will work to improve public awareness of federal resources to address concerning or threatening behavior before violence occurs,” the official said.
The official went on to explain how this would work, which involves family members and friends snitching on each other.
We will work to improve public awareness of federal resources to address concerning or threatening behavior before violence occurs. And on that, I would just note that one of the things we’re talking about is the need to do something in this space, like the “See something” — “If you see something, say something” concept that has been promulgated previously by DHS. This involves creating contexts in which those who are family members or friends or co-workers know that there are pathways and avenues to raise concerns and seek help for those who they have perceived to be radicalizing and potentially radicalizing towards violence.
As the embedded Tweet above points out, the state asking family members to snitch on each other is the exact same scheme out of every totalitarian regime throughout history. When you sever the trust between children and their parents or friends and family, you can easily mold the children and other state-dependent shills into obedient pawns of the regime who will have no problem outing their "subversive" family members and friends to authorities.
Those who fail to see history repeating itself are ensuring that it indeed will. Totalitarian regimes thrive off of pitting citizens against each other and this is ultimately the last step before complete despotism. Time to pay attention America.