by Bob Livingston
(I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the May 1999 issue in which I warned readers about the many ways the U.S. government was working to steal your privacy. In it I stated that I had often wondered what kind of shock it would take to wake the American people up. We now have the answer to this question. It took whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Julian Assange who risked their lives to expose secrets the government didn’t want you to know. Governments federal, state and local continue to steal from the people through the IRS and through forfeiture laws, and more people are finally waking up to the fact that their trust in authority has been misplaced. The advice to keep a low profile and remain invisible is still sound after 17 years.)
The United States of America is the world leader for invading your privacy. No other country past or present even comes close and this absolutely includes Nazi Germany. Not many Americans really know this.
The reason is that the government itself keeps a low profile on its invasion of your privacy. This is a modern phase of psychological warfare developed since World War II. For example when new laws are enacted that further invade your privacy and restrict your liberty, they always without exception give titles to these laws that deceive you into thinking that the new law is for your benefit. People never read the new law, only the misleading title. The taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Act of 1988 is a classic example of psychological warfare.
I call the American system benevolent totalitarianism because there has been created in the U.S. a seductive system of psychological warfare coupled with a highly oppressive legal system that essentially puts the people in an economic and political straitjacket while keeping them believing that they are free. Believe me, this system is so sophisticated that precious few suspect a thing while most people defend the system without question. Anyone who does question the system is immediately branded unpatriotic. The people control system plays people off against each other according to their capacity to deal with reality.
The underlying problem is the implicit trust of authority. People believe what the politicians and the bureaucrats say almost without question. I have often wondered what kind of shock it would take to wake the American people up.
If you have anything and don’t want your possessions taken from you through suit happy lawyers or the government, you should become conscious of being low profile and make yourself as invisible as possible. The time is now to do this!!!