Adventures In The Surveillance State

Posted on Fri 04/07/2017 by


By Edward Cline ~

Auditors of the ongoing conquest of the West by Islam, the nightmarish bogeyman, can’t help but notice that most Western governments, charged with protecting their citizens from Islamic jihad, are cowards too afraid to identify their enemy (other than the citizenry), or are in sympathy with it, but  also are too sensitive to being accused of censorship when they wish to have information suppressed or erased from public knowledge.  That term, censorship, is so fraught with ominous, negative connotations, that governments avoid it like the plague. Instead they work by proxy, and require private communications entities like Google to do the dirty work.

And if these entities do not or refuse to do the dirty work, and let slip unpalliative facts or ideas or videos, they will be punished instead.

Unlike in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty- Four , in which the government (or the Party), if it detected or accused one of thoughtcrime, would hustle you off to Room 101, where you would be tortured and made to become a lover of and  true believer in the Party’s aims, agenda, and methods, and  then memory of your existence would subsequently be erased by the government’s extensive “fake news” apparatus.  Breitbart London  has this revelation. It’s interesting that Winston Smith, the protagonist in Orwell’s novel, was employed by the Party to create the very thing he was an expert at doing: creating fake news. An urge to discover the truth got him converted and erased.

On the very day of the attack, The Independent again reported Theresa May’s cross-eyed designation of Islam as a “great faith”

The Prime Minister has said the “Islamist” attack on Parliament was not “Islamic” and Islam is a “great faith”.

Adding: “This act of terror was not an act of faith. It was a perversion; a warped ideology, which leads to an act of terrorism like that and it will not prevail.”

Au contraire, Theresa, it was an act of faith. Khalid Masood was certain that Allah would give him extra brownie points for killing infidels and becoming a “martyr.”

Wake-up call for Theresa, per that “great religion.” Is it “great’ to her because it underscores the virtue of self-sacrifice and the sacrifice of others?

Qur’an’2:191-193: “And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous [sic] than slaying. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”

4:89: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”

47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. So it shall be; and if Allah had willed, He would have avenged Himself upon them; but that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not send their works astray.”

Qur’an:8:39: “So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).”

Ishaq: 324: “He said, ‘Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.’”

Qur’an: 9:14: “Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, lay them low, and cover them with shame. He will help you over(come) them.”

Had enough? There are a few dozen more in the same vein. Yes, Theresa, Islam is a “great” religion – for homicidal maniacs.

Rather, Theresa said, the London attack was “Islamist.” Whatever that means. The distinction is lost on me. A chocolate cake can be described as “cakist.” How can a “warped ideology” be warped? The Islamic ideology is already “warpish.” The cross-eyed lady said that the terrorist action was a “perversion.” Whatever that means about, as Islam, which worships death, as do innumerable Satanic cults. Reason, however, is prohibited from entering any discussion of Islam, or from entering May’s mind.  Pamela Geller notes:

Islamism is generally defined as a political interpretation of Islam. Some critics argue Islam is intrinsically political – as the Quran mandates a religious state and law – and say the term is irrelevant.

MPs almost unanimously agreed with the Prime Minister, lining up to warn against “demonising” and “stigmatising” Muslims, and to condemn “Islamophobia” and “racial and religious” discrimination.

What was the name of that British sit-com that mocked the government? Oh, yes. “Yes, Minister.” And then it became “Yes, Prime Minister.” And what do we see here? “Yes, Prime Minister.” “Hear, Hear!”

In the meantime, St. Theresa doesn’t want you to know what’s imperiling your life. The London Telegraph, in its March 24th article, “Exclusive: Google and social media companies could be prosecuted if they show extremist videos,” wrote:

Google, Facebook and other internet companies could be prosecuted if they do not stop extremist videos from being seen on their websites by people in Britain, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Ministers are considering a new law which would mean Google – which owns YouTube – and other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter can be prosecuted if they allow such videos to be disseminated.

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, made clear her displeasure at internet companies that publish extremist content on Friday, saying “the ball is in their court” over taking action.

Google publicly apologised this week after the growing scandal over extremist videos on YouTube led to a series of companies pulling their adverts from the internet giant.

Google, which owns the video sharing website YouTube, and other social media sites have an agreement to take down extremist content within 24 hours when they are alerted to it.

May is taking a leaf from Germany’s Angela Merkel and her drooling authoritarian colleagues.
Breitbart London reported on March 22nd, in “German Media Watchdog Instructs Press to Censor Ethnicity and Religion in Reports”:

Germany’s media regulator has revised its code of conduct on reporting whether crime suspects belong to an ethnic or religious minority after complaints the previous guidance was unclear.

The German Press Council – a voluntary, industry-run body – says information about a person’s ethnicity shouldn’t be published “unless there is a justified public interest in doing so.”

The wording agreed Wednesday replaces previous guidance that said such details should only be published if there was a link between a person’s ethnicity or religion and the crime.

Numerous German media outlets complained that the old code was hard to interpret during a breaking news situation.

They argued that withholding such information left readers searching for it on questionable social media sites and stirred conspiracy theories of media cover-ups of migrant crimes.

And that’s right up Theresa’s alley. Got to police those social media websites! She’ll probably get Mark Zuckerberg’s help, just as he helped Angela Merkel smother German dissent against her migrant policies. Breitbart reported on February 5th 2016 in “Facebook Censorship and the War on Free Speech”:

Free speech is under assault — not only in repressive dictatorships suddenly able to influence global conversations through the Internet, but across the Western world, and even in the American bastion of free expression.  Absolute protection for speech as an inalienable right has given way to bitter squabbling over how much free expression should be sacrificed for various, ostensibly noble goals, and who the censors will be.

Writing at the Gatestone Institute, British journalist Douglas Murray looked at Facebook as a battleground in the war on free speech Friday, recalling a recent case in which the social media giant was “forced to back down when caught permitting anti-Israel postings, but censoring equivalent anti-Palestinian postings.”

To this, Murray adds the disturbing September incident in which German chancellor Angela Merkel was caught on an open mike, asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg if he would help suppress “anti-immigration” postings… and he replied that he was already working on it.

“Oh, Mark! You’re such a disgusting but well-behaved Jew – the Muslims have something there, don’t you think? – but I need your help to keep my people pacified and in line, and, frankly, shut up. I don’t want any backtalk from the hoi polloi. My legacy is on the line here about all the badly-behaved savages I let into Germany. Can you help me regulate German social media?”

And we mustn’t forget the Big Brotherish surveillance of Americans by our own NSA. Fox’s Tucker Carlson’s eyes were opened wide when he interviewed a retired NSA spook who described in detail the extent of domestic spying on Americans.  Orwell’s Oceania all-knowing and all-powerful ruling Party would turn green with envy with the scale and abilities of the NSA. Binny, the retired spook, categorically denied that the “Deep State” was a conspiracy theory, but was a reality.

We are all in the clutches of another “Deep State.”

Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Edward Cline is the author of the Sparrowhawk series of novels set in England and Virginia in the pre-Revolutionary period, of several detective and suspense novels, and three collections of his commentaries and columns, all available on Amazon Books. His essays, book reviews, and other articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Information Ethics and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Rule of Reason, Family Security Matters, Capitalism Magazine and other Web publications.

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