Distracted by Election 2016, No-one Resisted the Deep State’s Patriot Act 2

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Congress overwhelmingly voted for the Patriot Act nearly 16 years ago, and our civil liberties have never been the same since. As if this singular bill, passed by George W. Bush, wasn’t invasive enough, allowing big banks to demand our internet data, and more — the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) makes cyber-spying by the shadow government and the financial entities controlling it, a forgone conclusion.

As with most shadow government legislation, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is packed with hidden surveillance allowances. CISA was quietly passed to allow government to demand that private companies hand over personal information to them at will. It also allows companies to mine data, under the auspices of government-created urgency.

The mere fact that this act passed in late 2015 is monumental, since it has been before Congress in different forms for over a decade. The election seems to have offered the perfect cover, as Americans and activists were too busy arguing over Trump vs. Hillary.

Scott Talbott, senior vice president of government relations at the Electronic Transactions Association believes the value of sharing our personal data as a means to be alerted of ‘cyber threats’ outweighs any hazard to our civil liberties. Talbott states,

“The value is that everyone can be alerted to cyber threats and take precautionary countermeasures before they materialize and spread,” he said. “Before CISA, corrective measures could be taken only after the cyber threat had done its damage. CISA allows each company to serve as an early warning system to the entire economy.”

Who exactly would be determining if someone is a ‘threat’ is the meat of the sandwich, though. CISA is ripe for abuse, just as the Patriot Act has been.

The Patriot Act has made it legal for law enforcement to spy on people, without probable cause – to enter their homes, or even to strip search them before they’ve been to court, had the opportunity to argue a case, or given ‘authorities’ a motive for this type of interrogation.

The stated purpose of the Patriot Act was to deter terrorist acts in the United States, but what do you do when the terrorists have already taken over your country? CISA simply expands the reach of a shadow government which has already been proven to reach beyond the boundaries of constitutional law.

More importantly, who specifically is CISA targeting? After multiplehack­ers have in­filt­rated com­puter sys­tems at the White House, the State De­part­ment, the Pentagon, and the Of­fice of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment, along with the Democratic National Committee, and numerous multinational banks run by the cabal, is the shadow government simply trying to create a stop-gap before their most elusive, yet damning information is made public?

CISA certainly will expand the reach of government surveillance on citizens as it has been conducted by the the National Security Agency (NSA) before former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed it.

“I think this bill was meant to be a surveillance bill from the start,” said Justin Harvey, CSO of Fidelis Cybersecurity, adding that he is dubious that the stated intent of the bill – to use collective intelligence to warn of potential cyber attacks and possibly stop them before they occur – will result.

Under the guise of ‘sharing cyber threats’ CISA allows companies to wholesale-collect information that may not even be a threat – and then pass it along for government bodies to determine if it is, indeed a threat. If this sounds like circular logic – it is just the beginning of the odd verbiage within the bill. It’s justifications for entering every possible orifice for data-gathering are more confounded than an octopus in a straight jacket.

The government can already enter your personal property including your home, your body, your cell, and your computer, but now they will have a legal in-roads to declare you a cyber-threat, simply for sending an email. This begs the question – who is the real cyber-bully? CISA seems to be nothing more than a prevarication, covering the acts of an elite few who don’t want their secrets exposed.

 

Nathaniel Mauka is a researcher of the dark side of government and exopolitics, and a staff writer for Waking Times.

This article (Distracted by Election 2016, No-one Resisted the Deep State’s Patriot Act 2) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Nathaniel Mauka andWakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution and author bio.

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  • JohnZ

    One nation under surveillance.

    feel safe and free now?
    “They who would give up liberty to purchase a little safety deserve neither and shall have none.” Dr. Benj. Franklin.

  • Richard Wahd

    See, it passed unanimously, bipartisan-wise…. Republican/Democrat doesn’t matter. Game plan: Distract the masses with the puppet show election (and other forms of bread and circuses) so “we the elite” can kiss our own asses and trade high fives. Meanwhile, the CIA still imports drugs from South America… We could use a 4 year break from the presidency & federal government. Then after four years see how it goes and then maybe another four years.

    • JohnZ

      “Politics is just the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.” Frank Zappa.

    • ddearborn

      Hmmm

      The primary conduit for CIA drug profits has been Afghanistan for over a Decade. The CIA got tired of constantly squabbling with the truck cartels in Central/South America. Now all the CIA has to contend with is the occasional off the books special ops attack skimming profits or a cog in the wheel pocketing what amounts to small change in product or cash. All easily and quickly dealt with internally.

      The drug epidemic that first rolled over the US in the early 70’s s no longer dominated by cocaine. Heroin and its derivatives has swept the country and the pocket books of Americans in all 50 states….

  • vics_toew

    illuminati

  • wally63

    Welcome to the United Soviet Socialist Satanic Stasi States of Amerka, Komrades!

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    No Govt or its currency has ever lasted thru the centuries. Its just time. Prepare, Protect and secure now.

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    Be advised and be aware.

    http://www.nohidenews.com

  • Shark_FL ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    What a surprise. Rat Ryan screwed the people.

    • Vera Baker

      PAUL RYAN IS A POS !!

  • blad

    Why is FED-GOV so afraid of the people?

    • Mollie Norris

      Because FED-Gov doesn’t work for the people; it’s afraid that the people will find out that it represents only a small private interest group. The internet and the access it provides to non-US media has enabled the US public to escape the intentional brainwashing of this small private interest group and has threatened its criminal control. These videos provide some background.
      There’s a lot of great alt media like DCClothesline and its contributors, but there are also many new fake media sites posting government-sponsored disinformation.
      the plan to control US media in 1917: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sGs8eFld1U#t=78
      Milton Friedman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW1hCKHQ9bg
      It’s very relevant today, since the intent to build a New Zion in Ukraine, aided by oligarch Kolomoisky’s mercenanaries, is misrepresented in MSM and blamed on Putin, putting the planet at risk of nuclear war..
      The Third Reich financed by the same group of people is currently aligned with two other groups seeking global control with the Fourth Reich, the Illuminati and Zionists.

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    Ignore unConstitutional Laws.