Suffice it to say that when and if a true history of the FBI is ever written, it will not only track the rise of the American police state but it will also chart the decline of freedom in America: how a nation that once abided by the rule of law and held the government accountable for its actions has steadily devolved into a police state where justice is one-sided, a corporate elite runs the show, representative government is a mockery, police are extensions of the military, surveillance is rampant, privacy is extinct, and the law is little more than a tool for the government to browbeat the people into compliance.
The quotation above captures the steady, relentless shift from a nation of free people to a people who are becoming ciphers in their own land where liberty, privacy, the rule of law, neutral electoral mechanisms, and simple rationality are all but gone. Corporate money and individual billionaires have inordinate influence in elections and massive media outlets deluge the nation in lies and “narratives” that spring effortlessly into the national “conversation” overnight.
Public policy and legislation are playthings for anybody but ordinary citizens. Agencies make a pretence of soliciting public views on proposed regulations but on important issues insiders will write the final drafts with deft dismissal of inconvenient public views. “We considered the thoughtful views of the XL pipeline workers but the imperatives of forestalling climate change . . . .”
Mobs can dominate the streets in the blink of an eye over manufactured nothings and then we go from a nation of ubiquitous government to one of invisible government.
There’s still a veneer of freedom but any of us can be doxxed and find our cars torched, our jobs gone, our credit cards canceled, or our dwelling McCloskeyized. Sources of crowd funding can become instantly unavailable to those too well informed, too patriotic, or too white. Blogs can be canceled by quasi private tech giants doing the government’s First Amendment dirty work. Salutary state laws can be ignored by fatuous federal prosecutions for violation of “civil rights” or the vagaries of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. Civil rights, equal protection, and due process are magical concepts that the feds can mine like the Comstock Lode to make BOHICA the replacement for Annuit cœptis” on the Great Seal of the United States.
Even without this, it’s a fool’s game to think mere schlubs can overcome the money of the uber rich and the media monopolies. The steering wheel has come off in our hands.
Long live populism, devolution, nullification, fully informed juries, closed borders, deportations ad astra, and Marjorie Taylor Greene. And here’s to a joyous tar and feathering of corporate CEO who sponsors BLM (Blacks Liberating Merchandise) and every RINO and limp-wristed “conservative” with not a lick of fight in them.
 “The FBI’s Mafia-Style Justice: To Fight Crime, The FBI Sponsors 15 Crimes A Day.” By John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead, ZeroHedge, 6/20/21.