Thursday, April 2, 2015

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...

Jeb Bush Doubles Down on His Love Affair with the NSA in Recent Interview

Michael Krieger

Last month, I highlighted Jeb Bush’s passionate and relentless support for the fascist, authoritarian and unconstitutional activities of the NSA in the post, Jeb Bush Exposed Part 2 – He Thinks Unconstitutional NSA Spying is “Hugely Important.” Here’s an excerpt:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is seriously considering a run for the White House in 2016, said Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s program that collects bulk telephone records was “hugely important,” throwing his support behind the practice as Congress debates whether to reauthorize or limit it.

At an event on foreign policy hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Mr. Bush, a Republican, said, “For the life of me, I don’t understand the debate” over the metadata program.

Just in case you think he may have been misunderstood, Breitbart has embedded a brief audio clip from an interview with him from yesterday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” If you read between the lines, it becomes clear that what most concerns Bush is that people are getting information from various sources as opposed to being force-fed status quo propaganda through “trusted” media outlets. For example:

Bush said that lone wolf terrorism “is a serious threat in a world where we’re so connected with the rest of the world. We have people moving in and people moving out. People get their information now, not everybody gets to listen to your show to get all their information. People get their information in different ways. They get disaffected, disillusioned, preyed upon, and so yeah, I think that this is an ongoing threat, and I hope that our counterintelligence capabilities are always vigilant. I’ve always been nervous about the attacks on the NSA, and somehow that we’re losing our freedoms by keeping the homeland safe. I think we need to be really vigilant about that.”

Did you catch that. He thinks “the ongoing threat” emanates from people getting their information from various new sources. This is as close as you’ll ever get to hearing a candidate for President of these United States saying that critical thinkers who get their information from alternative sources are terrorists. This man is extraordinarily dangerous. As is Hillary Clinton, which is why they are both being pushed so hard as front runners. The oligarchy can’t lose with either of them.

Here’s the clip so you can listen for yourself:


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