On Friday, March 11, Obama was in Austin, TX attempting to make his case for an allowance of a “back door” for government to enter into mobile devices. His plea is predicated on the government’s “need” to gain information for use against “war on terror” suspects, and also to find evidence to prosecute those attempting to bypass tax laws. Obama used the phrase “we” to refer to those making the decision to utilize such back door venues. The pronoun does not refer to “we the people,” but instead a nebulous “we” such as the TV series “the Outer Limits.” His “we” wants to control the vertical, the horizontal, and everything in between.
Obama said the following at the South by Southwest Festival on Friday:
“The question we now have to ask is: If technologically it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system where the encryption is so strong that there is no key, there’s no door at all, then how do we apprehend the child pornographer, how do we solve or disrupt a terrorist plot? What mechanisms do we have available to even do simple things like tax enforcement because if in fact you can’t crack that at all, government can’t get in, then everybody is walking around with a Swiss bank account in their pocket.”
He uses “we” as if it applies to us, the American people. That paragraph is very interesting. Of course, none of it applies to him or any of the communists on his staff, present or former. Where’s the “back door” request for Hillary Clinton’s e-mail accounts? Where are the demands for all the data from the servers? How about Hillary’s cell phones? How about Obama’s cell phone records and e-mail account? Yes, Obama, how do we solve or disrupt a terrorist plot such as the Fast and Furious operation that placed weapons into the hands of terrorists who killed a U.S. Border Patrol Agent?
It is a simple equation: the laws are made by them for us to obey.
Such is a truism we are forced to deal with as daily these criminals hide behind the badge of the color of law and inflict their illegal edicts onto those who have no legal remedy or financial wherewithal to defend themselves. The end state has not happened in the U.S. but it is predictable, because it has happened with other societies. History repeats itself. It happened in the Soviet Union, as chronicled in the work “The Gulag Archipelago.” It happened with the formation of Red China. It happened in Nazi Germany. It is happening here.
They didn’t build a $50 billion data recording and storage facility in Ogden, Utah for nothing. The emphasis on technological development is much the same as in “1984” by Orwell. Improvements in technology do nothing to alleviate any of the burdens of poverty, overcrowding, food shortages, disease, or any of the things afflicting mankind. The focus of technology is on developing new methods of surveillance, of data recording, and intrusion into people’s private lives. All of this is anent control and dominion, plain and simple.
Obama asks for “…mechanisms… to even do simple things like tax enforcement…” in such a nonchalant manner.
Oh, what about how James Clapper declared Iran the foremost supporter of terrorism, and Obama was the one who enabled the Iranians to obtain $12 billion in taxpayer funds to continue funding terrorist operations? What “mechanism” do the American people have to prevent such things? Impeachment? Elections? Yeah, we see how well all of that has been working.
Obama still has almost a year left to continue gutting and destroying the country. If elections even occur, what will change? In the meantime, the Bill of Rights continues to be under assault and shredded. At this rate we’ll all be in cages…either electronic or literal, as the U.S. turns into the Hotel California. We’ll be prisoners here of our own device who can check out any time we like…but can never leave.
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com.