Things Are Getting Scary: Global Police, Precrime and the War on Domestic ‘Extremists’

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If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be an anti-government extremist (a.k.a. domestic terrorist) in the eyes of the police.

As such, you are now viewed as a greater threat to America than ISIS or al Qaeda.

Let that sink in a moment.

If you believe in and exercise your rights under the Constitution (namely, your right to speak freely, worship freely, associate with like-minded individuals who share your political views, criticize the government, own a weapon, demand a warrant before being questioned or searched, or any other activity viewed as potentially anti-government, racist, bigoted, anarchic or sovereign), you have just been promoted to the top of the government’s terrorism watch list.

I assure you I’m not making this stuff up.

Police agencies now believe the “main terrorist threat in the United States is not from violent Muslim extremists, but from right-wing extremists.”

A New York Times editorial backs up these findings:

Law enforcement agencies around the country are training their officers to recognize signs of anti-government extremism and to exercise caution during routine traffic stops, criminal investigations and other interactions with potential extremists. “The threat is real,” says the handout from one training program sponsored by the Department of Justice. Since 2000, the handout notes, 25 law enforcement officers have been killed by right-wing extremists, who share a “fear that government will confiscate firearms” and a “belief in the approaching collapse of government and the economy.”

So what is the government doing about these so-called terrorists?

The government is going to war.

Again.

Only this time, it has declared war against so-called American “extremists.”

After decades spent waging costly, deadly and ineffective military campaigns overseas in pursuit of elusive ISIS and al Qaeda operatives and terror cells (including the recent “accidental” bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan that left 22 patients and medical staff dead), the Obama administration has announced a campaign to focus its terror-fighting forces inwards.

Under the guise of fighting violent extremism “in all of its forms and manifestations” in cities and communities across the world, the Obama administration has agreed to partner with the United Nations to take part in its Strong Cities Network program. Funded by the State Department through 2016, after which “charities are expected to take over funding,” the cities included in the global network include New York City, Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, Paris, London, Montreal, Beirut and Oslo.

Working with the UN, the federal government will train local police agencies across America in how to identify, fight and prevent extremism, as well as address intolerance within their communities, using all of the resources at their disposal.

What this program is really all about, however, is community policing on a global scale.

Community policing, which relies on a “broken windows” theory of policing, calls for police to engage with the community in order to prevent local crime by interrupting or preventing minor offenses before they could snowball into bigger, more serious and perhaps violent crime. The problem with the broken windows approach is that it has led to zero tolerance policing and stop-and-frisk practices among other harsh police tactics.

When applied to the Strong Cities Network program, the objective is ostensibly to prevent violent extremism by targeting its source: racism, bigotry, hatred, intolerance, etc.

In other words, police—acting ostensibly as extensions of the United Nations—will identify, monitor and deter individuals who exhibit, express or engage in anything that could be construed as extremist.

Consider how Attorney General Loretta Lynch describes the initiative:

As residents and experts in their communities, local leaders are often best positioned to pinpoint sources of unrest and discord; best equipped to identify signs of potential danger; and best able to recognize and accommodate community cultures, traditions, sensitivities, and customs.  By creating a series of partnerships that draws on the knowledge and expertise of our local officials, we can create a more effective response to this virulent threat.

Translation: U.S. police agencies are embarking on an effort to identify and manage potential extremist “threats,” violent or otherwise, before they can become actual threats. (If you want a foretaste of how “extreme” things could get in the U.S.: new anti-terrorism measures in the U.K. require that extremists be treated like pedophiles and banned from working with youngsters and vulnerable people.)

The government’s war on extremists, of which the Strong Cities program is a part, is being sold to Americans in much the same way that the USA Patriot Act was sold to Americans: as a means of combatting terrorists who seek to destroy America.

For instance, making the case for the government’s war on domestic extremism, the Obama administration has suggested that it may require greater legal powers to combat violent attacks by lone wolves (such as “people motivated by racial and religious hatred and anti-government views” who “communicate their hatred over the Internet and through social media”).

Enter the government’s newest employee: a domestic terrorism czar.

However, as we now know, the USA Patriot Act was used as a front to advance the surveillance state, allowing the government to establish a far-reaching domestic spying program that has turned every American citizen into a criminal suspect.

Similarly, the concern with the government’s anti-extremism program is that it will, in many cases, be utilized to render otherwise lawful, nonviolent activities as potentially extremist.

Keep in mind that the government agencies involved in ferreting out American “extremists” will carry out their objectives—to identify and deter potential extremists—in concert with fusion centers (of which there are 78 nationwide, with partners in the private sector and globally), data collection agencies, behavioral scientists, corporations, social media, and community organizers and by relying on cutting-edge technology for surveillance, facial recognition, predictive policing, biometrics, and behavioral epigenetics (in which life experiences alter one’s genetic makeup).

This is pre-crime on an ideological scale and it’s been a long time coming.

For example, in 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released two reports, one on “Rightwing Extremism,” which broadly defines rightwing extremists as individuals and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely,” and one on “Leftwing Extremism,” which labeled environmental and animal rights activist groups as extremists.

Incredibly, both reports use the words terrorist and extremist interchangeably.

That same year, the DHS launched Operation Vigilant Eagle, which calls for surveillance of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, characterizing them as extremists and potential domestic terrorist threats because they may be “disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war.”

These reports indicate that for the government, anyone seen as opposing the government—whether they’re Left, Right or somewhere in between—can be labeled an extremist.

Fast forward a few years, and you have the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Obama has continually re-upped, that allows the military to take you out of your home, lock you up with no access to friends, family or the courts if you’re seen as an extremist.

Now connect the dots, from the 2009 Extremism reports to the NDAA and the UN’s Strong Cities Network with its globalized police forces, the National Security Agency’s far-reaching surveillance networks, and fusion centers that collect and share surveillance data between local, state and federal police agencies.

Add in tens of thousands of armed, surveillance drones that will soon blanket American skies, facial recognition technology that will identify and track you wherever you go and whatever you do. And then to complete the circle, toss in the real-time crime centers being deployed in cities across the country, which will be attempting to “predict” crimes and identify criminals before they happen based on widespread surveillance, complex mathematical algorithms and prognostication programs.

Hopefully you’re getting the picture, which is how easy it is for the government to identify, label and target individuals as “extremist.”

We’re living in a scary world.

Unless we can put the brakes on this dramatic expansion and globalization of the government’s powers, we’re not going to recognize this country 20 years from now.

Frankly, as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the landscape has already shifted dramatically from what it was like 10 or 20 years ago. It’s taken less than a generation for our freedoms to be eroded and the police state structure to be erected, expanded and entrenched.

Rest assured that the government will not save us from the chains of the police state. The UN’s Strong Cities Network program will not save us. The next occupant of the White House will not save us. For that matter, anarchy and violent revolution will not save us.

If there is to be any hope of freeing ourselves, it rests—as it always has—at the local level, with you and your fellow citizens taking part in grassroots activism, which takes a trickle-up approach to governmental reform by implementing change at the local level.

Attend local city council meetings, speak up at town hall meetings, organize protests and letter-writing campaigns, employ “militant nonviolent resistance” and civil disobedience, which Martin Luther King Jr. used to great effect through the use of sit-ins, boycotts and marches.

And then, while you’re at it, urge your local governments to nullify everything the federal government does that is illegitimate, egregious or blatantly unconstitutional.

If this sounds anti-government or extremist, perhaps it is, in much the same way that King himself was considered anti-government and extremist. Recognizing that “freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed,” King’s tactics—while nonviolent—were extreme by the standards of his day.

As King noted in his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”:

[A]s I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a bit of satisfaction from being considered an extremist. Was not Jesus an extremist in love—“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.” Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist—“This nation cannot survive half slave and half free.” Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist—“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be. Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love?

So how do you not only push back against the police state’s bureaucracy, corruption and cruelty but also launch a counterrevolution aimed at reclaiming control over the government using nonviolent means?

Take a cue from King.

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  • Right to the Point

    Just wait until your “See something; Say something Friends” get involved. Here comes the purge via scapegoating. Every day is Hitler’s dream, here in Amerika….

  • WinstonSmithy

    I ain’t skeered…

  • EgbertThrockmorton1

    I don’t see that the Sheeple will actually get any more involved in “snitching” on their fellow neighbors, any more than they already do. The disease of apathy and mediocrity is too terrible for even this Administration and it’s slobbering disciples to over come. Sooner than later, trying to “confiscate” all firearms, WILL result in a severe manpower shortage by those seeking to deprive citizens of their inherent RIGHT of self-defense from tyrants, BOTH foreign AND domestic. (And yeah, I know I’m already “on the list”. I can think for myself, have no need for the Progressive-Marxist-Plantation-Mentality, so naturally I am on the list of “enemies of the state”.

    • Right to the Point

      Good Job! I’m proud of my listing as well….

    • FollowDaMoney

      Usually when someone/group/government starts calling you names it ends up being that the name callers are describing themselves.

  • NonYo Business

    Should I run or should I hide?

    • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

      Just stay low and return fire.

  • Realist

    “Anti-governenment Domestic Extremist” – Anyone who opposes the Ruling Class or their “right” to rule in perpetuity, their agenda, their operatives and aparatchiks or the one-sided “reports” of Big Media.

    As long as you meekly submit and comply with the Ruling Class and their government operatives, you’ll be OK. Until they demand more “sacrifice: from you, that is. You think gifting your country to more “deserving” foreigners is the end of it? Its just the beginning.

    To boil it down and put it a bit more simply, Domestic Extremism is simply any action by the little peeps to exert any influence over the government or over Big Media. The Ruling Class has divided up the money, power and awards (Awards = Nobel prize, Pulitzer prize, books or movies which promote known lies that serve the Ruling Class agenda) and they like things just the way they are. If you intend to make any changes which would decrease their POWER, privilege or wealth, YOU are the ENEMY, aka “Domestic Extremist”.

    They are simply not going to let you awful, unenlightened types gain any control over the levers of governmental POWER or over Big Media! Period! They stole it fair and square and they ain’t givin’ back one tiny inch of their ill gotten (but oh, so deserved) gains. If you don’t believe me, just listen to them and they’ll be happy to tell you all about it whenever they feel safe and cozy within the Ruling Class Government/Big Media Complex.

    • Maddog

      Could not have said it better myself. I personally have tried to make a difference for several years. I participated in Bunkerville, started a local Oath Keepers chapter, guarded the local recruiting center after they were recently targeted and the thing I am most pissed off at myself for, I raised my kids to live by the golden rule. I’m done!

      “What I would like to see is a massive effort”

      I’m sorry Realist but what you would like to see won’t happen because the American sheeple WILL NOT do anything to save themselves. For the sheeple something must touch them personally for them to even look up from the TV. The only massive effort will be to get out of doing a massive effort.
      Here is my first hand observations to provide the proof of my accusations.
      1) Out of 320 million sheeple in America I counted less than 2000 in Bunkerville. In addition I watched shitbag armchair patriots complain via their keyboards in their mothers basement that some of the people that did go did not measure up to their standards of how a patriot should look.
      2) In attempting to start a Oath Keepers Chapter over several months I haven’t had more than 15 people show interest. On top of that one that did show up (claiming to be x-swat) and brought several from his “contingent” fully supports a militarized police force and no knock warrantless raids. When I asked if he would still feel the same if it was his house raided, he said he won’t do anything to cause it. Then he got pissed when I told him not to become a police Chief because they had just raided a Chiefs house in Texas.
      3) I stood alone all day guarding the recruiting center. I returned sometime after and asked if anyone else ever came by and the army Sargent told me only one women of about age 67 came for a few hours.
      4) As for raising my kids to live by the golden rule. All that anyone needs to do is spend a couple hours driving and shopping for groceries to know what a disadvantage I put them in. I tell them now that I lied and they should do unto others as they do unto them and whenever possible before they do.
      The end and good bye America. I sure do miss you.

      • berrybestfarm

        I share your pain about the sheeple. The government is not taking our rights, they are being given away by jurors who only care about currying favor with power in the vain hope they will go easy on them and theirs if a problem arises. Foolish sheeple. There’s a line from a movie that goes something like: Individual people can be wise, compassionate and selfless but as a group are selfish and stupid.”

        • Maddog

          I usually get several responses when I comment which hasn’t been to often lately. Having just you respond tells me what I already knew. I was listening to the radio last night after posting this and a new death punch song came on. It was called “Wash it all away”. I came in and told my wife to check it out, she might think I wrote the words. Just glad someone else can see reality. If you haven’t heard death punch just be aware they can be a little rough but stick with it, you’ll see they also share the pain.

  • mirageseekr

    It’s a lovely idea, unfortunately I think we do not have that kind of time left. What I would like to see is a massive effort to bring every crime that we are aware of or there is evidence of to a court open to the public and televised with issues to be judged by juries in a way that could not be rigged. We can discuss things like 9-11, sandy hoax, insider trading, and treason, just to start. Once we rid ourselves of these parasites any that we missed would run for darkness like the cockroaches they are. We could then have a real election in which we didn’t have candidates pre selected for us.

  • Rick E.

    We are the many dots, our leaders/oppressors are the tiny dot-comparatively speaking! We CAN overcome if necessary, and we CAN hold our own against oppressors!
    But to achieve this we must have the balls and guts to stand up for what is left of our freedoms.
    This is a war on us, the subjects of a fast-developing police state. And that is not debatable anymore, as the government goons have made that crystal clear!

    • Right to the Point

      It’s time for Congregation, that’s for sure…..

  • Revolution now!
    robertsrevolution.net

  • Smarty

    John Whitehead is a greedy whore. EVERY article he writes HAS to have a promotion….somewhere…..for one of his books. I CHALLENGE him to just ONCE write an article where he isn’t trying to sell you one of his books. HE CAN’T. He is unable to resist the cash flow option. While some of what he says may very well be true, his true intentions are economical and nothing but….

  • If you controlled the meaning of The Good, and you had unlimited propaganda resources and access to the press, and if you also had control over the Armed Forces and the police, you could build a new society in short order. You could wreck centuries of tradition in a few decades. And if you had the education system in your back pocket, you could wipe out the memory of what formerly existed. No one would remember. No one would care. This is happening now, in Europe. Ignorance is enlightenment. READ HERE: http://osnetdaily.com/2015/10/the-plan-for-the-end-of-europe-the-new-ussr/

  • Eric

    Law enforcement knows it’s LEFT wing radicals that are cause for concern.

  • way2inform

    I am a threat to you local state and federal officials. I spread the word upon deaf ears, the word is you are corrupt, morally bankrupt, evil, and human waste that is set to become extint. I would exterminate you myself if i wasnt so busy going to work and stuff.

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    Push is coming to shove. This is what it looks like when a bully is trying to goad one of his victims into a fight using any manner of intimidation. They are angling us toward a definite end. We’ll be lucky if we make it until the next election without an armed rebellion.

  • Carl

    How did a country music singer get to be Attorney General???

  • taisen43255

    We have to stand together as a people and children of GOD and FIGHT BACK C’MON PEOPLE!!! Daily sheeple please provide solutions as well so we can take them and be prepared and not be afraid of what’s to come. Everytime I read real news like this in all honesty I feel fear and hopeless, and I don’t want to feel like that anymore. I have to be prepared and stand up for what I believe in at all costs! How many people are asleep not to see this. I see people on facebook and other sites talk about themselves, take all these pictures, worry about trends, and it looks like everything is normal. Another thing if you haven’t please repent and ask God to forgive you of your sins, and believe that Jesus died to be saved. If Jesus was an extremist, than I already know I’m an extremist as well and probably at the top of the list because I spread this information as much as possible, but I don’t care at all because I know that life on this earth is shrt, but life in heaven is eternal. They’re really really pushing things to the max now so please stay safe, and God bless.

    • Reverend Draco

      There’s your problem – you keep expecting god to ride to your rescue, which is never going to happen.

      • taisen43255

        As long as I believe, trust, and have faith, He will, and you should do the same too before it’s too late!

        • Reverend Draco

          You’re going to make Sauron angry, worshiping a character from a different science fiction story. You should quit doing that, before it’s too late!

  • Someguy

    Thanks israel.

  • Underestimated

    You didn’t need to ask those first three questions. I think it’s a safe bet this website is already monitored. If you visit here regularly and especially if you post comments, you are on a list already. They may not be “actively” watching you but you are in a database where more information is being gathered and compiled to see if you fit “the profile”. By the way I thought profiling was bad. …oh wait that’s only for liberal minorities. Profiling patriotic Americans is A-OK. …yes I know, this comment was just added to my file…