Conspiracy Theorists Are Wrong!!! . . . Even When They’re Right!

Corbett Report

We tend to think the propagandists are self-consciously lying to the public, but there are moments when the mask slips and we see that the most effective propagandists are the ones that actually believe their own lies. Today we look at one such moment of zen.

SHOW NOTES:
Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State

Episode 265 – The Myth of Journalistic Objectivity

NSA spied on its own employees, other U.S. intelligence personnel, journalists, and members of Congress

May 18-19, 2016 — Newly-released Snowden disclosures verify NSA’s FIRSTFRUIT database

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NSA’s Social Network Mapping is More Vast, Omnipresent and Horrifying Than Snowden Revealed

The Mind Unleashed

This is shocking, and represents an ongoing existential threat to American citizens. Most people know by now about the surveillance abuses perpetrated by the NSA earlier this century, but a new book about Edward Snowden suggests that the metadata collection programs introduced to us through previous whistleblowers and disclosures are part of a “live, ever-updating social graph of the US” that is ongoing and far vaster than we previously imagined. The revelations come from journalist Barton Gellman, who described the content of his new book Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State for Wired. The article, entitled “Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network,” catalogs Gellman’s attempts to reveal more details about the programs Snowden first disclosed to the world.

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They Are Rolling Out The Architecture Of Oppression Now Because They Fear The People

Caitlin Johnstone

“As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world,” NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said in a recent interview. “Do you truly believe that when the first wave, this second wave, the 16th wave of the coronavirus is a long-forgotten memory, that these capabilities will not be kept? That these datasets will not be kept? No matter how it is being used, what is being built is the architecture of oppression.”

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