John W. Whitehead: Creare una societa' del sospetto: il lato spaventoso dello Stato di polizia tecnologico
John W. Whitehead: E' MALVAGIO IL GOVERNO STATUNITENSE? DITEMELO
Is the U.S. government
You tell me.
This is a government that treats its
citizens like faceless statistics and
economic units to be bought, sold, bartered,
traded, tracked, tortured, and eventually
eliminated once they’ve outgrown their
John W. Whitehead: THE REPUBLIC HAS FALLEN
THE DEEP STATE'S PLOT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA HAS SUCCEEDED
such a fervent, passionate, evangelical
faith in this country…why in the name of
God don’t you have any faith in the
system of government you’re so hell-bent
to protect? You want to defend the
United States of America, then defend it
with the tools it supplies you with—its
Constitution. You ask for a mandate,
General, from a ballot box. You don’t
steal it after midnight, when the
country has its back turned.”—Seven
Days in May (1964)
No doubt about it.
coup d’etat has been successful.
Deep State—a.k.a. the police state a.k.a.
the military industrial complex—has taken
John W. Whitehead: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE IS COMING TO GET YOU
By John W.
the point where state actors can penetrate
rectums and vaginas, where judges can order
forced catheterizations, and where police
and medical personnel can perform scans,
enemas and colonoscopies without the
suspect’s consent. And these procedures
aren’t to nab kingpins or cartels, but
people who at worst are hiding an amount of
drugs that can fit into a body cavity. In
most of these cases, they were suspected
only of possession or ingestion. Many of
them were innocent... But these tactics
aren’t about getting drugs off the street...
These tactics are instead about degrading
and humiliating a class of people that
politicians and law enforcement have deemed
- Radley Balko,
The Washington Post
John W. Whitehead: L'AMERICA E' UNA BOMBA AD OROLOGERIA
Non ci sarà una seconda rivoluzione americana: l’inutilità della rivolta armata.
DI JOHN WHITEHEAD
L’America è una bomba ad orologeria
Resta solo da vedere chi o cosa accenderà la miccia. Siamo pronti per
quello che sembrerebbe la vetta di un disastro pianificato, con la
polizia che spara a cittadini disarmati, cecchini che fanno fuoco sulla
polizia, crescente violenza interna ed estera, ed un’arena politica tra
due candidati alla presidenza che si equivalgono quanto ad impopolarità.
John W. Whitehead: LIFE IN THE ELECTRONIC CONCENTRATION CAMP
THE SURVEILLANCE STATE IS ALIVE AND WELL.
John W. Whitehead
“Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful
government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the
records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national
security, to law and order […] and the like.” ― William O. Douglas,
Supreme Court Justice
Bottle up the champagne, pack away the noisemakers, and toss out the party hats.
There is no cause for celebration.
We have secured no major victories against tyranny.
We have achieved no great feat in pushing back against government overreach.
For all intents and purposes, the National Security Agency has
supposedly ceased its bulk collection of metadata from Americans’ phone
calls, but read the fine print: nothing is going to change.
John W. Whitehead: THEY LIVE, WE SLEEP
A DICTATORSHIP DISGUISED AS A DEMOCRACY
By John W. Whitehead
August 05, 2015 ICH
“You see them on the street. You watch them on TV.
You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just
like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong.”
- They Live
- We’re living in two worlds, you and I.
There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then
there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the
latter of which is a far cry from the propaganda-driven reality
manufactured by the government and its corporate sponsors, including the
Indeed, what most Americans perceive as life in
America—privileged, progressive and free—is a far cry from reality,
where economic inequality is growing, real agendas and real power are
buried beneath layers of Orwellian doublespeak and corporate
obfuscation, and “freedom,” such that it is, is meted out in small,
legalistic doses by militarized police armed to the teeth.
All is not as it seems.
John W. Whitehead: NO MATTER WHO WINS THE WHITE HOUSE
THE NEW BOSS WILL BE THE SAME AS THE OLD BOSS
By John W. Whitehead
April 13, 2015
“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your
freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.”—Author Tom
The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president
in the White House can solve the problems that plague us. Yet no matter
who wins this next presidential election, you can rest assured that the
new boss will be the same as the old boss, and we—the permanent
underclass in America—will continue to be forced to march in lockstep
with the police state in all matters, public and private.
John W. Whitehead: ZOMBIES ARE US
THE WALKING DEAD IN THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE
By John W. Whitehead
Fear and paranoia have become hallmarks of the modern American
experience, impacting how we as a nation view the world around us, how we as citizens
view each other, and most of all how our government views us.
Nowhere is this epidemic of fear and paranoia more aptly mirrored
than in the culture's fascination with zombies, exacerbated
by the hit television series The Walking
Dead, in which a small group of Americans attempt to survive in a
zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic world where they're not only fighting off
flesh-eating ghouls but cannibalistic humans.
Zombies have experienced such a surge in popularity in recent
years that you don't have to look very far anymore to find them lurking around
every corner: wreaking havoc in movie blockbusters such as World War Z, running
for their lives in 5K charity races, battling corsets in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and
government agents through their paces in mock military drills arranged by
the Dept. of Defense (DOD) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
John W. Whitehead: TURNING AMERICA INTO A WAR ZONE
WHERE 'WE THE PEOPLE' ARE THE ENEMY
By John W. Whitehead
don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed,
struck with a baton or thrown to the ground,
just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me,
don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t
stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t
threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my
badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my
salary, and don’t even think of aggressively
walking towards me. Most field stops are
complete in minutes. How difficult is it to
cooperate for that long?”—Sunil Dutta, an
officer with the Los Angeles Police Department
for 17 years
August 21, 2014 "ICH"
Institute " --
Life in the American police state is an endless
series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded
gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even
think about defending yourself against a SWAT team
raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t
run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a
fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be
mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public,
don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone,
don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a
government official might pass, don’t try to grow
vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for
tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on