Saturday, January 20, 2007


Notice To: My Surveillance Officer

John Doraemi / Crimes of the State Blog



I quite suspect that you are out there somewhere. Be you NSA, FBI, CIA, DIA,
MI6 (heavens forbid MOSSAD!), I'm quite sure that some of our tax money goes
to support your illegal surveillance of my life and views.

Oh, I have my specific reasons. But, let's look at what's already out in the
public press: ECHELON.

"ECHELON is a term associated with a global network of computers that
automatically search through millions of intercepted messages for pre-programmed
keywords or fax, telex and e-mail addresses. Every word of every message in
the frequencies and channels selected at a station is automatically searched."
of American Scientists

This electronic, warantless surveillance expanded, of course, under the administration
of Democrat Bill Clinton. The legal reasoning seems to be that if warrants are
required for people to search into our lives, then automatic computer snooping
is okay through a loophole.

The government hasn't actually put forth that argument yet, however, because:

"The US government denies Echelon exists." --UK

So, Brother, are you human or machine? Are the machines indeed taking over,
as futurists predict?

The European Parliament investigated the activities of ECHELON, and found:

"The intelligence services of the UKUSA states also helped each other
by spying on each other’s behalf so that at least local intelligence
services could not be accused of anything [unlawful]."

"The ECHELON system has moved away from its original goals, which were
linked to the Cold War, and this means that it is not impossible that the
intelligence gathered may be used for political and industrial purposes..."

"ECHELON might indeed present a danger to fundamental freedoms
and in this context it raises numerous problems that demand appropriate answers."
Parliament Report on Echelon

So, my Brother, your computers have tracked me, analysed me, recommended me
for further evaluation by a living, breathing surveillance officer of the state:
you. Here is what I have to say to you.

The government lies, constantly, on nearly every conceivable subject. The entire
mythological history of the United States is a pack of lies. I find this immoral.

Morality compels people to seek the truth, no matter how ugly, no matter how
out of line with the popularized myths of the day. Morality should compel you,
as well (Bro), to examine these subjects in an honest, forthright and lawful

The US Constitution has been violated by the current and twice unelected regime.
These are "high crimes" as specified in the Constitution itself. You,
as a rational and reasoning intelligence analyst must know this, deep down in
your soul. The government is now committing horrendous criminal acts with impunity.
They are not being stopped by the Congress, nor by any law enforcement arm (yours?).

As independent citizen bloggers (pamphleteers?), there is little that people
of my ilk can do about this, except expose the crimes and complain about them
in our communications.

But you, Brother, you are in a much more advantageous position. With a system
like ECHELON, or "Total Information Awareness" at your fingertips,
you can actually dig far more deeply than can someone like me.

Justice demands it. Morality commands it. Your own conscience must come into
play somewhere in all of this grey area swirling with data and knowledge.

We're talking about super-criminals, the pupeteers who arrange for mass casualty
terrorism to happen without interference in Lower Manhattan. We're talking about
people who kill 650,000 civilians with a stroke of a pen (Bush), or 500,000
innocent children (Clinton). These are very malevolent individuals whose crimes
rank with the great names in atrocity and genocide.

And in all of this, we have the UN Charter and the "supreme law of the
land" clause in the Constitution rendering these acts illegal, war crimes,
the "supreme international crime." This isn't self-defense.
This is cold blooded, genocidal mass murder.

It can be stopped. But it's going to take a lot more effort, the effort of people
like you, Brother. The line needs to be drawn somewhere. Our Founders drew it
pretty damned well near where it needed to be. Think about that.

The crimes of untouchable elite actors need to be exposed. They need to see
the inside of jail cells. Nothing short of that will bring peace and prosperity
to the majority. And we all know it.

This is the resurgence of the Robber Barons, the hyper-capitalists who would
sell their grandmothers into servitude if the profit margin was right. They
intend to rule through false flag terror operations and neo-fascism, nationalism,

That is not a future that any sane person would prefer. Make the right choice.

John Doraemi publishes Crimes of the State Blog


of the great 20th century authors explores life under a totalitarian surveillance