I have two pieces in mind and left to do before I leave the subject of the National Spook State, at least for now.
One is a demonstration of how metadata could have found Paul Revere, by name. Yes, folks. Metadata is not opaque. More like a window with your name on it.
The other is an interview of Noam Chomsky regarding his CIA (note, not FBI; CIA) file finally being released to him.
Please listen. This is about how the muscular spook state (because all us Americans are muscular, or desperately need to be seen so) dealt with resistance in the 1960s, including the death (some say “murder”) of Illinois Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.
Did you note that in the interview, Chomsky calls Hampton’s death “murder”? I don’t have much to add. Just, please listen if you haven’t already.
Previous episodes in the “Do You Really Trust Daddy?” series includes these pieces:
This is a third in the set. Thanks for your attention to this issue.
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