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Big Brother Recruits an Army of Snitches

Written by Gary North on March 8, 2012

There is a new cell phone application. It allows anyone with a smart phone to record anything suspicious and send it to the Department of Homeland Security.

There is a pilot program in West Virginia. It will spread.

Here is where it gets interesting. The DHS is using regional centers to collect and maintain this information. They are called Fusion Centers.

I did a search on “fusion centers.” I got this. This appears on the Wikipedia entry.

A fusion center is a information sharing center, many of which were created under a joint project between the Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice‘s Office of Justice Programs between 2003 and 2007.

They are designed to promote information sharing at the federal level between agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice, US Military, and state and local level government. As of July 2009[update], the Department of Homeland Security recognized at least seventy-two fusion centers. Fusion centers may also be affiliated with an Emergency Operations Center that responds in the event of a disaster.

The fusion process is an overarching methodology of managing the flow of information and intelligence across levels and sectors of government to integrate information for analysis. That is, the process relies on the active involvement of state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies—and sometimes on non–law enforcement agencies (e.g., private sector) – to provide the input of raw information for intelligence analysis. As the array of diverse information sources increases, there will be more accurate and robust analysis that can be disseminated as intelligence.

It adds this:

. . . a long line of fusion center and DHS reports labeling broad swaths of the public as a threat to national security. The North Texas Fusion System labeled Muslim lobbyists as a potential threat; a DHS analyst in Wisconsin thought both pro- and anti-abortion activists were worrisome; a Pennsylvania homeland security contractor watched environmental activists, Tea Party groups, and a Second Amendment rally; the Maryland State Police put anti-death penalty and anti-war activists in a federal terrorism database; a fusion center in Missouri thought that all third-party voters and Ron Paul supporters were a threat; and the Department of Homeland Security described half of the American political spectrum as “right wing extremists.”

Now the general public will be enlisted as volunteers in reporting suspicious activities to local fusion centers.

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51 thoughts on “Big Brother Recruits an Army of Snitches

  1. Gary Allan says:

    Well, what do you liberals feel about this, even a liberal can look suspicious and get turned in, I remember when liberals went nuts over Bush's Patriot Act, whick really wasn't all him as I recall. But now you are silent, or is it afraid?

  2. SEAN MURRY says:

    In other word cheese eaters.

  3. There is a war out there between decent law abiding citizens and hate & fear mongers.Sometimes people have to invent acts that are not even crimes to invade peoples privacy and allow it to get into the wrong hands.We are seeing the start of the end of life,liberty & the pursuit of happiness.In other words what made this country great when our founding Fathers created the constitution is gone forever.

  4. Five Iron says:

    Even today the older, over 65, Germans will tell you that they were afraid to discuss anything that might be contrued as controversial or political; their own children were so indoctrinated that they would report their parent to the local Gestapo. It appears we are headed for the same type of environment.

  5. Kind of sounds like Nazi Germany, when neighbors were turning in neighbors. In most cases, private citizens don't have the knowledge or expertise to define what is a threat.

  6. ILLEGAL-ALIEN-POTUS says:

    When they figure out where you live, they will come and get you, then place you in a FEMA Camp close to your city.. Without Warrant, without trial because you are now a terrorist, and on their "watch" list.. Think I am full of it, or been watching too much TV? Look up exactly what FEMA centers are..

    Not trying to change the subject because this is the next step once they figure you are a "liability" to them… Russia used to, and probably still does, do this all of the time.. silence the opposition for good

  7. shawnforfreedom says:

    this what happens with totalitarian governments. the left wants this. my friend returned from cuba ,he spoke to a person after dinner, he asked if she would comment on her opinion on the government. she got a worried look and slid her thumb across her neck . she was inferring she would be killed if she said what she thought. this is why our founding fathers chose the freedom of speech as the first amendment. maybe some liberals mean well,however our constitution has great intelligence and wisdom in its words,that is why america has a history of freedom and happiness. more than ANY other nation.
    ron paul fights for this ,more than any other . the money system is a large part of how we are controlled. the constitution says to use silver and gold.
    think about that, learn the truth about money,that one subject should be enough for any intelligent person to see the truth !

  8. Our enemies have achieved their goal. our government is now turning against the people, the Constitution, and our way of life. Our Sec. Def. says we have to obtain permission from the UN or other international organizations to wage war on our enemies. Students at a Texas high-school are in trouble for chanting USA! USA! USA! after winning a basketball game. Schools are afraid to fly the American flag because it may offend some students. Our government documents are printed in multi-languages. A less than stellar liberal wants us to pay for her birth control devices. We can now assassinate American citizens without due process if they are deemed to be terriorists by faceless bureaucrats. Congress is afraid of DHS and the Justice Department. Unions lie, cheat and steal to win elections, then fight us when we want voters to show IDs before they can vote.

  9. ReaperHD says:

    If we don't clean out the Commie Terrorist threat in the White House it's going to go down hill from here especially if re-elected.

  10. 2WarAbnVet says:

    Things don’t just happen. In the back rooms or inner sanctums, there are change agents whose job it is to create control words or phrases that are repeated over and over to dumb us down and cause conditioned responses.
    Here is a sampling of control words or phrases.
    http://personalliberty.com/2012/03/05/code-words/

  11. Bill McCroskey says:

    I am glad I am in the twilight of my life, this country is doomed without a total revolution of throwing the parasites in Washington D.C. out of office. Ron Paul is our only hope to educate the proletariat.

  12. It's the Hitler Youth. Just as in the book Stones From The River where the younger generation would lie and turn their parents in to get the house or more food. This administration is is doing the same thing with incentives/bribes entitlement. So many rules and laws, just as in Atlas Shrugged, the goal is to make everyone a criminal. It's all been predicted and all this administration is doing is following Alinsky's Rules For Radicals. It's all there in front of our faces and has been for decades. As predicted, their plan to take over the education/indoctrination of our kids and is working. Dumb them down, sex and drug them up, it's all falling in place. Herd them like cattle right into the slaughtering pens.
    Wake up America! There's not much time left.
    Vote 2012

  13. The same slippery slope tyrants have used since time immemorial. First, get Muslim "terrorists". Then, get domestic "terrorists". Then 2nd Amendment supporters, then right-to-lifers, then people who use cash, then people who store more than a week's worth of groceries, then home-schoolers, then…

  14. Elitists have been creating problems and offering solutions which restrict freedom for many decades. While the constitution is a document that outlines our freedoms and sets down a template for the government, everything in that document was not given to us by it. We have those rights from birth, no one gives them to us. So regardless of how often they try to diminish our freedoms, they are there always. One must simply refuse to allow them to be stripped and push back on the individual who attempts to strip them. We must change our thinking to realize this and to take each government agency and break it down to the INDIVIDUALS who operate it and deal with them individually

  15. How easy to implement too. Just place it in every FREE phone welfare recipients are ENTITLED (I have to pay for mine) to receive. They surely don't want to miss out on ANY of their FREE stuff so they can turn in the ones that actually work to provide their FREE stuff.

  16. Many do not know what a real emergency is and will call 9-1-1 for almost nothing. How are these folks going to know exactly what " suspicious activiey " might look like. We have dumbed our people down and now the time has come to pay the price.

  17. If you report on your neighbor or your family without substatual evidence you should be considered a traitor. Besides, the first line of defense should be your local law enforcement agency. Hiel Obama is trying his best to become dictator. I can’t believe the number of people that are kissing Obama’s A–. If he had a chance he would throw you all under the bus.

  18. NoMoreMarxistsInDC says:

    But government still can't track illegal immigrants whose visas have expired.

    Government is one big joke that needs to be put out to pasture by everyone protesting through not paying any more federal income taxes.

  19. KopperheadX says:

    home security has declared man Christians, as well as many veterans enemys of the state.

  20. In Forbidden Planet the Krell had built a computer system that would respond to thought and when the Krell their own sub minds killed them all. It was a man from Earth who told the visitors to throw the switch. He was dying at the time and that is how that happened. I have that movie on VHS tape.

  21. thegovtisnuts says:

    Well…does anybody out there have a REAL remedy for these traitorous assaults on our unalienable rights? “You can’t beat something with nothing. The only thing that can defeat

    a bad idea is a good idea.” How can today’s traitors possibly believe that they are somehow going to escape their own evil traps? Robespierre himself eventually got the guillotine. Nazi Germany did finally come to an end.

    While I do not agree with Ann Coulter’s politics, her newest book “Demonic” aptly describes the D#$ and the rest of the centralized Fed’s cancerous alphabet soup. Dr Gary North has written a classic book, you can get it for FREE here, http://freebooks.entrewave.com/freebooks/docs/a_p….

    “Try building a long-term civilization on paranoia. It cannot be done. The power religion [secular humanism, new world order, etc.] eventually collapses. There is no honor among thieves; there is only suspicion. In the long run, conspiracies against God and His law must fail.”

    America was built on biblical law, the Bill of Rights mirrors the 10 Commandments. “You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’ In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, and you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it. It is God, the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And he shall be your dread (Isa. 8:12-13, NASB).

    God bless America? No, America needs to bless God now. God really is from whom our freedoms flow.

  22. How about this, we take pictures of all law enforcement personel and all public workets and turn them in. If we overwhelm their system with info they will be inefective. Maybe then they will Obey the Constitution.

  23. oldgringo says:

    Homeland Security has declared anyone who stores food, owns a gun, and hoards gold and silver as an enemy of the state…..Hey Liberals…..The Fema Concentration Camps are waiting for you…..The POTUS will lock you up and throw away the key…..Good Riddance to a well deserving group of Dim Bats!

  24. thestorm says:

    Here you go big brother. Just for you. Birth Certificate, Tea Party, 2nd Amendment, 1st Amendment, illegal alien, American Veterans, X-Military, Christians, Guns, God, Bible, Borders, Language, Culture.Be careful people,these are words that we are not suppose to use.

  25. Doc Bennett says:

    Love it! Too bad I dumped my cell phone when I heard about how Google was “cooperating” with the Obama administration to “manage data.” Couldn’t be related of course. Transparent government and all.

  26. Jesse Ventura came out with this stuff on his show Conspiracy Theory last year

  27. I wouldn't worry too much, "thestorm". The Salamander-in-Chief doesn't understand most of that stuff, in particular any reference to the Constitution. He's still trying to figure out why Marines are referred to as 'corpse-men'.

  28. No, beyond “cheese eater”, more like the rats Hitler, Stalin and other dictators used to keep people frightened and in line. Nothing better than ratting out your mother, father that might have told you “no”, or a neighbor or maybe that teacher that didn’t give you the grade you thought you were entitled to. This is some scary stuff that too many people are ignoring.

  29. YO VINNIE says:

    I'm sending a photo of Washington, DC. Always a lot of suspicious activity going on in that cesspool!

  30. Please don't continue to be drawn in by the false "right-left" paradigm, which is a half truth at best, yet Americans have been herded into two political "pens" and encouraged to support the policies of their "team" no matter how abominable. While the two sides throw rocks at eachother the "shepherd" accomplish their business quite efficiently.

    That goes for the Patriot Act, which was a giant leap backwards for Constitutionally-based liberties and an erosion of the freedoms for which so many have fought and died. Then came rendition policies, then the loss of Posse Comitatus (which prevented the military to police American citizens). Then came (under Obama) the legal justification to assassinate American citizens, then NDAA reauthorization (allowing the military to be responsible for indefinite detention of American citiizens deemed to be terrorist threats), then the rise of the FEMA camps, which serve as national detention centers for not-yet-defined groups within the US. This is happening regardless which party is in control. It must be recognized before it can be stopped.

  31. Perhaps all of us, and everybody that we know should get this app and turn in every rock, tree, bush, car, well you get the idea

  32. Did u c that prison inmates get workers comp if they get "HURT" on the job in CA prisons in CALIFORINA ONLY!!!

  33. Excellent post, thank-you!

  34. Bill McCroskey says:

    Brilliant thought…… Alinsky's overwhelm the system idea put to a good use…..

  35. Ronald R. Johnson says:

    It appears America has started a trip to the end as we know it! Soon we will be known as Nazi America and again America and the world will have to fear the Gestapo! I thought thousands of Americans and others gave up their lives to stop and put away for good the Gestapo and anything like it! Now here we are allowing Obama and the rest of the criminals in Washington to now start to take away more and more freedom from us and even turn our own children against us as they did in Germany and other countries and later in Cuba! I'm in a way glad I'm as old as I am [ 70 ] so maybe I wont live long enough to see America turn completely Nazi and hve to watch the new American Gestapo turn family and friends against each other, but sadly I also have to worry and feel so sorry that my children and grand children may have to live through and under what America fought against and I thought had beaten down and here we are about to let Obama and his bunch and other criminals in Washington bring us down to the level the Germans did just a few Years ago! Does this thought make anyone else as sick as it does me?

  36. snakearbusto says:

    It's not a question of liberal versus conservative. Seek unity, not division. It's not a question of liberal versus conservative. Seek unity, not division. It's not a question of liberal versus conservative. Seek unity, not division. It's not a question of liberal versus conservative. Seek unity, not division. I'm a radical conservative, and I think this sucks. Would anybody in their right mind feel otherwise?

  37. snakearbusto says:

    Love it! Spread the word!

  38. snakearbusto says:

    Excellent reply, Steve. God bless you.

  39. snakearbusto says:

    Well, I'm a Brie eater (Melun preferably) but I'm not planning to report any Velveeta eaters. What's your preference, Sean?

  40. snakearbusto says:

    Lose the hatred. Stop promoting division. Wake up. We're ALL in this together.

  41. snakearbusto says:

    Who passed USA-PATRIOT? Take your electioneering somewhere else. Forget the division. It's been going on since 'way before Bush. Forget the partisanism. We're in this together.

  42. snakearbusto says:

    It's not a question of Democrat or Republican. Did your God make two kinds of people? Mine didn't. It's people vs domination, not people vs people. Confess your sin and embrace your fellow human.

  43. Jules641 says:

    Is that true about Google "Cooperating" with the obama administration (does not deserve Capitals) to "manage data."? I have an e-mail acct. with Google and wonder if I should change that? Do you think it would do any good? Perhaps I will just dump my cell phone too!!! Creepy, Creepy……

  44. I actually believed that Obama would let the patriot act expire. I was fed a mountain of lies concerning civil liberties and bringing our troops home. I am supporting Ron Paul now. It's down to the wire, both parties are eating us alive and the MSM is pure evil.

  45. The Philosopher says:

    You all do realize that thses camps and Fushion centers were build while Bush was the President; right?

  46. can we use this to report the tsa?

  47. WOW! It is simply amazing how history sure does repeat itself! Nazi Germany all over again and it keeps getting proven over and over again…

  48. Mahatma Ghandi said it well-"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and , then, you win"! Right, versus "might", but the "righteous" WILL win!

  49. Katherine Haag says:

    Ha! An excellent idea! It's something democrats have learned to use to advantage, themselves. If Scott Walker, for instance, tries to get his state's budget back on track by cutting out the unions' portion, they typically harrass and overwhelm him to get him to do things their way. They've proven it works, sometimes. I think that's the best idea yet!