In the tradition of the USA PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and the even creepier Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, our protectors have now launched their most intrusive and tyrannical (at least, to date) measure ever to quash dissent:
It was revealed last week that firefighters are being trained to not only keep an eye out for illegal materials in the course of their duties, but even to report back any expression of discontent with the government.
A year ago, Homeland Security gave security clearances to nine New York City fire chiefs and began sharing intelligence with them. Even before that, fire department personnel were being taught â€œto identify material or behavior that may indicate terrorist activitiesâ€ and were also â€œtold to be alert for a person who is hostile, uncooperative or expressing hate or discontent with the United States.â€
Once you recover from the shock of how pervasive the Department of Homeland Security is becomingâ€”clearly determined to live up to its Orwellian nameâ€”youâ€™re confronted with the inevitable fact that the Federal government is determined to eliminate all political dissent.Â Training firefighters to spot any sign of â€œdiscontentâ€ with the Federal government is an explicit declaration of war on freedom of speech and thought.
But why not?Â Itâ€™s now considered â€œextremistâ€ to question anything the Federal government does, as the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act makes explicit.Â And totalitarian toadie David Horowitz has lumped war protestors with sabeteurs, branding them all traitors.Â We already know that objections to illegal immigration are condemned as hate crimes, thanks to the relentless demonization of border security activists by the Southern Poverty Law Center. So turning firemen, the most trusted of local protectors, into domestic spies is only the next logical step.Â If heresy against the globalist ideal is truly evil, why not take pre-emptive strikes against those who refuse to conform?Â