Many of you are tracking the growing unrest within the United States, and even the world. Spontaneous outbreaks of civil disobedience and violence are becoming more frequent. The people who are clamoring to have their voices heard are no longer just those who are forgotten minorities, the oppressed, the extremists, fanatics, or religious zealots.
They are the middle. The average guy or gal just trying to do what is right. Trying to raise a family. Trying to be a moral and decent person. Trying to make their own part of the world a better place for everyone. Trying to leave something worthwhile to those who will follow them in future generations.
They're people who have grown weary of not only supporting those who will not do for themselves, but also the idle wealthy. Both groups make demands from the middle, and extract wealth and labor by the force of law. The shiftless on both ends of the spectrum use the middle's sense of morality and decency to steal everything they can, including a man's freedom, for their own purposes.
So far, the authorities have managed to keep these events from growing to unmanageable states by using the proverbial "iron fist in a velvet glove". However, the sheer number of incidents point to a disturbing and inescapable conclusion. Something many of you have both hoped for, and feared at the same time.
The people in the middle have had enough. Discontent is growing. Singular people are beginning to act out violently.
The job of the authorities is now to keep various individuals and disparate groups, who might work together to restore this nation, isolated, fragmented, and distrustful of each other.
The FBI has started to create fake online profiles and enter into the social networking scene. They've infiltrated Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn. The chatroom the Prepper Community uses has been visited by police who have attempted to mask their identity. We all know they read our blogs.
You can read more here: Break The Law, And Your New "Friend" May Be The FBI
The Electronic Frontier Foundation also has documents they received as part of a FOIA request. Please see this link: EFF Posts Documents Detailing Law Enforcement Collection of Data From Social Media Sites
I would highly suggest that you look at this document: IRS Training On Using Social Networking Sites And Google Street View To Investigate Taxpayers. This link will download a PDF file. Those of you who have ever worked for a large corporation know that these types of documents serve two purposes. They give the low level employees enough info to do their job effectively, and cover the backsides of the the people up the food chain. They have nothing to do with the reality of how operations are really carried out. If something blows up, everyone points at the manual and the policy handbook, and the lowest guy on the totem pole gets the axe.
Please be aware that attempts by the authorities to link some people to extremist, or terrorist organizations will be made. It doesn't matter if the links are real or not, or the stories the authorities tell are true or not. It has been documented that various agencies have lied, manufactured evidence, and have silenced witnesses who contradicted them.
Take the necessary precautions to ensure your vital communications are limited to those you personally know.