The Nazis were the most efficient army in the world and nearly took over the world but they stopped being efficient when their own figured out what they were doing to people. When the machine(people) no longer believed, they fell to bureaucratic stops. The west started winning back countries.
Civil disobedience comes in many forms and negligence, incompetence due to apathy, and flat out strict bureaucratic obedience (which slows all,) are part of it.
The reason our gov doesn’t trust us is they are a afraid of us - for good reason.
They also have a huge problem with whistleblowers - civil disobedience from the inside. During the last election there was massive whistle blowing including the code to the programs used for spying was released on the internet. They blamed it on contractors on the inside. It was on the inside. It was people who saw what they were doing and no longer believed. They were trying to stop them by giving the info to us.
This getting as old as the first cold war. The believers of Iraq having WMD’s are gone. People collecting this info know now, that they are not working for their own self interest(nationalism). They now see that our country is usurped and this information will be used against themselves.
This government cannot re-gain trust. They will not change.
It’s all a house of cards. They’re not gaining power. They’re losing it. They collected in the first place because they are fearful of us. Well, they should be. I do not believe Big Brother is going to keep power anymore than the Nazis would have. Had the nukes not been dropped, we’d have still won the war. Had the Nazi’s dropped them first, and everyone surrendered, they’d have still lost. It would have disintegrated from the inside. The Social Contract is everything. This is just more of it being broken. That is their biggest failure - sociopathic hubris.
For decades the gov knew to not let us know. Too many sociopaths got in and didn’t care if we knew. It’s their downfall. It’s why they couldn’t get their candidates elected from either side in and have to appeal to the orange clown. They lost us. Nationalism make us want to get rid of them, not keep them. You’re watching the gasps of a dying corrupt empire - because it cannot hold power on it’s own. We no longer vote them in. We no longer support them. Spying is always for thugs who can’t hold power. This is how weak they are. It’s laughable - they’re reduced to spying on - EVERYBODY. If you’re not in their little group, you are their enemy. They aren’t going control us. They’ve already lost control.