For example, consider Russ Tice, long-time intelligence-agency veteran, who led the way in bringing to light the deeper operations of the Surveillance State. Now censored by mainstream news, Tice told Boiling Frog’s Sibel Edmonds and Peter Collins, on June 19, 2013:
RUSS TICE: “Okay. They [the NSA] went after [spied on] — and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things — they went after [spied on] high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the — and judicial.
But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of–heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges [Alioto] is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people. They went after antiwar groups. They went after U.S. international–U.S. companies that that do international business, you know, business around the world. They went after U.S. banking firms and financial firms that do international business. They went after NGOs that–like the Red Cross, people like that that go overseas and do humanitarian work. They went after a few antiwar civil rights groups. So, you know, don’t tell me that there’s no abuse, because I’ve had this stuff in my hand and looked at it. And in some cases, I literally was involved in the technology that was going after this stuff. And you know, when I said to [former MSNBC show host Keith] Olbermann, I said, my particular thing is high tech and you know, what’s going on is the other thing, which is the dragnet. The dragnet is what Mark Klein is talking about, the terrestrial dragnet. Well my specialty is outer space. I deal with satellites, and everything that goes in and out of space. I did my spying via space. So that’s how I found out about this.
PETER COLLINS: Now Russ, the targeting of the people that you just mentioned, top military leaders, members of Congress, intelligence community leaders and the–oh, I’m sorry, it was intelligence committees, let me correct that–not intelligence community, and then executive branch appointees. This creates the basis, and the potential for massive blackmail.
RUSS TICE: Absolutely! And remember we talked about that before, that I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on. Now here’s the big one. I haven’t given you any names. This was is summer of 2004. One of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with, with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator from Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now, would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, DC. That’s who they went after. And that’s the president of the United States now.”
After reading Tice’s comments, a person would assume, if he didn’t know better, that this story had to explode in the mainstream press. It just had to.
But it didn’t.
Phi Beta Iota: The mainstream media — and their “mini-me” the so-called progressive media — have been absolutely worthless as providers of objective useful information to citizens. There are at least five major persistent themes they have refused to address responsibly, and now that all of them are coming into the public’s consciousness, the media — both mainstream and progressive — ranks below Congress in terms of citizen trust.
01 Rigged Electoral System — Twelve Ways
02 Elite Control of Banking, Economy, Interest, and Taxes — with Impunity for High Crimes
03 Elite Pedophilia blended with Satanism, Sado-Masochism, and Fascism
04 Government Against the Public — poisoned water, food, drugs, dumbing down education
05 Whistle-Blowers Speaking Truth Repressed, Murdered with Impunity or Marginalized
Something big is happening. Donald Trump may not be the opening act for the emergence of extreme democracy creating a prosperous world at peace, but he may well be the final act in what has been a 200 year history of false democracy and elite high crimes and misdemeanors enabled by and covered up by a totally corrupt government.