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The Rise of the American Gestapo: Has It Already Happened Here?

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href="http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2016/07/15/gestapo-america/">Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising to power."-Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, on the danger posed by the FBI to our civil liberties

Despite the finger-pointing and outcries of dismay from those who are watching the government discard the rule of law at every turn, the question is not whether Donald Trump is the new Adolf Hitler but whether the American Police State is the new Third Reich.

For those who can view the present and past political landscape without partisan blinders, the warning signs are unmistakable: the Deep State's love affair with totalitarianism began long ago.

Indeed, the U.S. government so admired the Nazi regime that following the second World War, it secretly recruited Hitler's employees, adopted his protocols, embraced his mindset about law and order, implemented his tactics in incremental steps, and began to lay the foundations for the rise of the Fourth Reich.

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Sounds far-fetched? Read on. It's all documented.

With every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany's playbook: Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. Indefinite detention.

These are not tactics used by constitutional republics, where the rule of law and the rights of the citizenry reign supreme. Rather, they are the hallmarks of authoritarian regimes, where the only law that counts comes in the form of heavy-handed, unilateral dictates from a supreme ruler who uses a secret police to control the populace.

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That danger is now posed by the FBI, whose laundry list of crimes against the American people includes surveillance, disinformation, blackmail, entrapment, intimidation tactics, harassment and indoctrination, governmental overreach, abuse, misconduct, trespassing, enabling criminal activity, and damaging private property, and that's just based on what we know.

Consider the FBI's far-reaching powers to surveil, detain, interrogate, investigate, prosecute, punish, police and generally act as a law unto themselves-much like their Nazi cousins, the Gestapo-and then try to convince yourself that the United States is still a constitutional republic.

Just like the Gestapo, the FBI has vast resources, vast investigatory powers, and vast discretion to determine who is an enemy of the state.

Today, the FBI employs more than 35,000 individuals and operates more than 56 field offices in major cities across the U.S., as well as 400 resident agencies in smaller towns, and more than 50 international offices. In addition to a "data campus," which houses more than 96 million sets of fingerprints from across the United States and elsewhere, the FBI also has vast databases on Americans that are being added to and used by local police agencies.

Much like the Gestapo spied on mail and phone calls, FBI agents have carte blanche access to the citizenry's most personal information.

The FBI has access to every piece of mail that passes through the postal system. Moreover, the agency's National Security Letters allows the FBI to secretly demand that banks, phone companies, and other businesses provide them with customer information and not disclose those demands to the customer.

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Much like the Gestapo's sophisticated surveillance programs, the FBI's spying capabilities can delve into Americans' most intimate details (and allow local police to do so, as well).

In addition to technology (which is shared with police agencies) that allows them to listen in on phone calls, read emails and text messages, and monitor web activities, the FBI's surveillance boasts an invasive collection of spy tools. Law enforcement agencies are also using social media tracking software to monitor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. Moreover, secret FBI rules also allow agents to spy on journalists without significant judicial oversight.

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The Rise of the American Gestapo: Has It Already Happened Here?

Of course it has. And this is only the beginning.

I believe that was a big reason for the false-flag event of 9/11.

To 'fear us up' to justify and accept the police state that has been built all around us in plain sight.

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J Edgar Hoover started the FBI. He was a nasty Elitist racist put in by the Plutocrocy. The Nazis admired him, and the instionalized racist system in America. The nazis copied us. Not the other way around. Corporate america financed Hitler's war machine in nazi Germany. Civil liberties in merica have always sucked for poor whites and blacks, in america. Cop shakedowns have been institutionalized since the civil war. The roots probably go back to the slaveowning forefathers and white elitists. Poor and racial profiling, have been occuring since europeans came to america in many ways. The FBI was started to help with union busting Corrupted, parochial-police and court juristictions, administered, in the many rotten county and parishs have always been the case across the southern United States, post civil war. The power structures have been instituted, as part of corrupt white, elite systems from the top down. It goes from Corrupt crooks in state legislatures, to rich landowners, down to local and county levels in corrupt, Justice of the Peace, and Cop administrative levels. Corrupt BOSS HOG parishes and county governments extend across the southern USA , of the post civil war southern states. The south has always had shakedown systems, to keep blacks in their place and or in prisons and, poor whites down. It has been going on for 150 years. Occurs in northern jurisdictions too. It is heavily institutionalized in the southern usa. Societal breakdown is occuring from crass consumerism and the radionuclide inundation of the world from americas Nuclear Military Industrial state and the things it has spawned like fukushima. Roberts and Whitehead are supply side capitalists who would support a guy like Bolsonaro in Brazil, who is destroying the amazon as climate change kicks into high gear and many old nuclear reactors are on the verge of exploding from it. Roberts loves archracist trump. so does whitehead to a certain degree

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True, we have the oppressive controls of a Fourth Reich. But the economic system provides none of the benefits of 20th Century national socialism, and all of the royal privileges of 17th Century feudalism, making our present socio-political reality the worst of all worlds.

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I wonder what would of happened if you threw buckets of water on the Gestapo agents

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