Just Because You’re Paranoid, Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Out to Get You

Tim Swanson, May 19, 2008

This month’s edition of Radar magazine has a detailed discussion of some of the nefarious Continuance of Government programs that have been created and expanded post-9/11.  And while regular readers of AWC may be unsurprised at the the findings they unearthed, the issues of privacy and civil liberties erosion are never more germane.

For instance, in a move reminiscent of Stasi-controlled East Germany, the Consumerist is reporting that Crime Stoppers is paying snitches to tattle-tale.  While this endeavor is certainly not new, one sergeant is quoted as saying informants “can make better than a minimum-wage job.”

This comes hot on the heels of the report that the FBI is trying to plant moles (informants) within local protest groups for the upcoming Republican National Convention in Minnesota.

In tough economic times, vengeance, or just quick kicks, it seems neighbors can easily become part of the evergrowing state apparatus.

Be sure to also read:

The Fear Factory from Rolling Stone magazine
Are You on the VIP List?
The Lives of Others

6 Responses to “Just Because You’re Paranoid, Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Out to Get You”

  1. Thanks for this above warning from Tim Swanson. Anti-war.com deserves our financial support.

  2. I had a TV show until I suffered a stroke. For the years it was on, I made it practice to gather material during the week from AntiWar.com so I could up date for my audience. I had it about 5 years. Because of AntiWar I managed to have one of the best shows in the NW Ct area. By the grace of God, a lot of people came to their senses.

    Thank you AntiWar.com

  3. Thats a George Galloway saying.

  4. Tim:

    Continuance of Government. Stasi. Heels.

    With those minor grammatical quibbles aside, bang on.

  5. Kilted, thanks for the heads up.

  6. I would say it is beginning to sound like the Committee for Un-American activities.

    Is an American Gestapo really that bad?(Sarcasm)