Surveillance Society

Historically it starts with the Brownshirts and then moves into the general populace, so…

A major element of the Defense Department’s new program to better detect insider threats will be up and running by next month, at least on an initial operating capability basis, a top Pentagon security official said last week.

The DoD Insider Threat Management Analysis Center (DITMAC) will be in charge of collecting and coordinating potentially “adverse” information about Defense employees and other people with access to DoD facilities including automated criminal records checks, tracking cases of possible insider threats and helping to decide whether intervention of some kind is warranted.

“It really is intended to be the central hub for the department’s insider threat programs,” said Carrie Wibben, the director for security and policy oversight within the office of the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence. “They are focused on establishing a lot of the enterprise capabilities — the things that we don’t want all 43 of our components doing on their own or duplicating. That means behavioral analysis, predictive analytics, risk rating tools and insider threat systems for centralized reporting.”

After the DITMAC is up and running and serving as a central information clearinghouse, DoD plans to shift its focus to helping the military departments and combatant commands establish their own “hubs” that will feed information of potential concern into the DITMAC.

Between Obama’s Drones Over Amerika program, the FBI’s spy planes, NSA’s illegal internet/phone data collection programs, the nation’s seemingly ubiquitous red light camera programs combined with ANPR camera systems, plus all the crap DARPA is up to…not to mention the shit we don’t know about, Amerika has become a seriously scary place.

Did you know, for example, that every cabinet level Department (EPA, Education, Interior et al) must host representatives of the DHS?

Have you heard of, for example, the government-only whisper-stream surrounding global warming contraction? It has to do with how the catastrophic effects of global warming might best be mitigated. One of the more popular strategies has to do with population attrition. The seas are already rising, storms are already stronger and more fierce than ever before, the toll in human lives rising exponentially. Drought is just as bad in other parts of the world. Super tornadoes and hurricanes. Tsunamis. The common element between these increasing disasters is they disproportionately effect the poorest, least resourceful nations of the world, countries without the inherent infrastructure or administrative ability to recover. Truthfully, nations that can barely feed, cloth and provide basic necessities for their populace.

These quiet hallway discussions revolve around the idea that it’s far too late to prevent what’s coming 1, that ship sailed well over a decade ago, so the best that can be done is to contract our resources in order to maintain and guard our critical infrastructure and essential populace, while waiting for the (literal) storms to wean the global populace such that humans realign with the world’s available resources.

Put another way, it seems the plan is to deliberately let perhaps a couple billion people die without lifting a hand.

Some of WDC’s pointy heads think this will take a century to accomplish.

And you’ll notice we said essential populace, n’est-ce pas? Truthfully, do you think you fit that description? Or is it more likely that you’ll be left to fend for yourself while our leaders and essential business folks are safely ensconced somewhere else? 2

Meanwhile if you’re a Fed, or are neighbors with a Fed, or married someone who’s sibling or parent is a Fed, or are friends with a Fed, try to stay on their good side. Above all, don’t ever act in a  “suspicious” manner. Not if you don’t want your actions to be catalogued, reported on and submitted to yet another database.

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Show 2 footnotes

  1. Regardless of the public posturing of politicians –that, after all, is merely a sop to the morons to keep the pols in office; no one really wants to leave a do-nothing job with great perks and suddenly have to become competent enough to be hired out in the real world.
  2. Much as we really really really want DARPA’s 100 Year Starship initiative to be on the up and up, think about it for a moment: 100 years in space? NASA, nor none of the new private rocket ship enterprises, are within 50 years of launching such a craft. The closest project, if they are to be believed, is Mars One, and they don’t anticipate launching humans –assuming no major roadblocks– until 2026. No, it’s far more likely DARPA’s planning a special resort for essential personnel. Paranoid? Have you actually read the rest of this post?

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