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Sorry, Public, You're Entirely Blocked From Hearing on Surveillance Program


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Sorry, Public, You're Entirely Blocked From Hearing on Surveillance Program

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Are our election officials "once again cutting out the public from an important debate over mass surveillance?" as Mark Jaycox and Dave Maass of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) write?


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EXACTLY the way the Deep State wants it to be.

Read these to understand what we are up against:

The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government by David Talbot.

The Deep State: the Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government by Mike Lofgren.

The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy by Peter Dale Scott.


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#6

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW

You do not want me to know
what I already know. You want to know
everything I already know
but you do not want me to know
what I know about what you know
about what I have yet to find out
when and where you knew it

even though it is about me
and what I know about you.
This is about lists.

This is about lists that list the lists
that we have made and that we are on
when we decided that what you know
is too much of what we would like to keep unknown
and when we know it we know
that you know it even though you will not
tell us
when you knew it for fear that
we will not like what you do
with what you know
when you decide to do something
about what you know.

*

I'd like a salad please
with a crumble of feta cheese
who is that man following me?
Why are those black SUVs chasing me?
How many stories do they gather
and in their partial truth tell lies about me?
Who do they tell what they know
about me and who tells them what they know I know
about what they know about who keeps
lists about me?

Potatoes please.
mashed and twice baked
and burned with scalded news and
torture
if you please.

*

I saw blood on the screen.
I watched them jump from the building
and saw them pushed into the sea
from an airplane
if you please.

Will they disappear me?
I cannot know what I can say about what I know and what I dream.
They cannot understand much
about my sleep and my heart keeps beating
unless they poison me
for what I know about what I see.

Bring me a peach,
pour me some wine,
take notes on my bowel habits
to report to the queen
too busy making revolutions
to serve her rich friends
in little countries like these
to worry about me?

*

Pull me out of the line
ask me questions and make me sweat
make me carry ID
whenever I pee?

This is not about me.
You are the hoarder who must walk on layers
of documents
hotplate in the corner of the bathroom
the only space left for meals
and the buzz
of feeding tubes and pleas.

*

The terrorists will come anyway
they are not at this protest
but in your backyards
waiting to be paid
waiting for you to turn away
so you won’t see
what is easily seen.
and it ain’t me.


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Will they disappear me?

Yes


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The other one to watch is "Other People's Lives"

An excellent movie from the Telluride Film Festival some years ago.
Ulrich Muher was the lead actor. Absolutely Chilling in its Truth.

It is based upon the records seized when East German Secret Police (STASI) finally fell.
It was a compilation of files and methods used to extort Orwellian obedience
amoungst the populace.

They have kept the STASI records and headquarters intact for future historical research.

A Place every President should visit before taking office.