Assume that all your communications are being monitored and we live in a disguised police state already.
by Henry Makow Ph.D
Canadians were outraged in February when the government introduced Bill C-30 allowing police to monitor email traffic “in order to protect children from Internet predators.”
The backlash took the form of a Twitter campaign in which the nasty details of Toews’ affair with a babysitter and subsequent divorce were exposed.
The Tory government, ever mindful of its popularity, has since backed off.
But the controversy was irrelevant since all domestic communications — phone, email, faxes, mail — probably have been monitored for a very long time, even though it is against the law.
In fact, Canadians are now spending $880 million dollars to build a new Communications Security Establishment of Canada complex (CSEC) in Ottawa so Big Brother can track their pizza preferences.
Technically, the CSEC is forbidden by law from domestic spying.
But Canada is a member of “Echelon” a five-nation (US,UK,NZ, Canada,Oz) spy consortium which, according to Wikipedia, is “capable of interception of telephone calls, fax, e-mail and other data traffic globally…”
In other words, if necessary, we can spy on Americans and they can spy on us, and exchange the information.
Are we supposed to believe this complex, as big as the whole Dept. of National Defense HQ, will be confined to signals intelligence and computer security as proclaimed? (Comparison – Canada’s Defense Budget, about $23 B; CSEC budget $300 million.)
Hardly. It is a part of new infrastructure designed to enforce a world police state.
Just last week, James Bamfort revealed that CSEC’s sister agency, the NSA, is building a heavily fortified $2 Billion spy center (left) in Bluffdale, Utah which will open by Sept. 2013:
“Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks… stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails–parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.”
You can assume that this has already taken place.
Returning to Canada, according to the Globe and Mail, “the seven-building CSEC complex will be the equivalent of a 90-storey skyscraper turned on its side – a highly secure compound outfitted with the latest high-tech gear. Two nearby electrical generating stations will power the agency’s computers, which suck in millions of conversations from around the world each day and scour them for intelligence information. CSEC’s 1,700 staff and $300-million budget are double what they were a decade ago.”
According to another source, “the organization has spent most of its history since 1945 essentially as a branch plant of American signals intelligence (the National Security Agency). The government did not acknowledge its existence until the 1970s, and it operated wholly outside Parliamentary law until an enabling act was finally passed in 2001.”
The new 20-acre complex is adjacent to CSIS, Canada’s CIA, and will be connected by a sky walk. Essentially, we are paying for our own enslavement.
What passes for democracy in the West reminds me of high school. We elect the Student Council which organizes the Prom and publishes the Yearbook. But the important decisions are made by the Principal and Dept of Education.
The same applies to our government where the central bankers call the shots through their corporate and other fronts. Our legislators are highly paid actors who provide an ersatz democracy. The media legitimizes this sham.
For example, for the past two weeks the “robo-call scandal” has dominated political discourse in Canada.
Just as the predator email bill offended our fine democratic sensibilities, during the last election some 30,000 calls were made harassing people or directing them to the wrong polling station. The media has been full of this scandal. Democracy has been attacked!
Rather than address substantive issues, our student politicians are presenting an illusion of democracy.
As The Protocols of the Elders of Zion state, “For the peoples of the world … are … only children under age, precisely as are also their governments.” (15-20)
In the meantime, the sheep continue to graze while the abattoir is built at their expense in plain sight. Accomplices in their own enslavement, they hope their masters will be merciful. It’s easier to bury their heads than making their masters accountable.