For those of you who read about or write about conspiracies either fiction or non-fiction, there is a recent flap over domestic surveillance. http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/11274-drones-over-america . To some of you who are You Tube watchers this may not be “new” news as in July 2010 was the video entitled “Drones Over America: Tyranny at home.” Perhaps the issue has taken several years to develop. No one seemed to mind that drones were being used along the US southern border. Mark Levin on his radio program Friday, June 1, talked about this. He focused on the recent EPA use of drones. http://pjmedia.com/tatier/2012/06/01/epa-using-spy-drones-over-midwestern-farms. This purpose is to gather emissions data on livestock and livestock emissions. No matter what one thinks of Levin he also posed another question: “Do you know how many government agencies have their own SWAT teams?”
Just a couple weeks ago, in May, there was a debate on this issue on Fox news. http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report/2012/05/15/debate-over-using-drones-monitor-american-cities . Charles Krauthammer was especially clear on his position of banning this use of a military weapon within our borders.
Both Levin and Fox news people brought up the past 1990s issue of “black helicopter” use which was or still is considered a kook conspiracy issue. See: http://zapatopl.net/blackhelicopters and also http://www.crystalinks.com/bh.html.
If drones over the borders were considered all right, it was only a matter of time before their use for domestic surveillance was utilized. I am reminded of two things: one, the fiction screenplay of the Sandra Bullock movie of the very technical reality of the NET; and two, the very real NSA can get any transmitted call, text, send – without a court order.
Was J. Edgar Hoover correct when he said, about wire taps, “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to worry about? True? What do you think?