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America's Courts, City Hall, Child Protective Services, and more. Threats in ways you never imagined.

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Government views you as a source of income. You need to know that to protect yourself.

More people are learning every day that at every point where those in power through government can touch your life you are in danger. It could be just that they are looking for more ways to suck out more money, perhaps fining you for something like your storage unit, something that has never before been worth noticing. Or it may be the profit they can suck out of your children once they are pulled into the
Social Services System. These forms of conversion take place in tens of thousands of cases every single day. If you look at the news you see it. America's prison system now has more people incarcerated than all of the other countries on the face of the world combined and the system pumps money into the hands of corporations from taxpayers like a perpetual profit machine.

But profits to their corporate core constituency is only one of the purposes to which the present system has been put. It has also become a political weapon, aimed at individuals who have been deemed to be a problem who cannot be attacked directly for political reasons.

You oppose the administration and you are audited by the IRS. It costs you and makes it impossible to continue your political activism. You invent a new approach to cutting the costs of energy consumption and suddenly you are enmeshed with some lawsuit that makes no sense on the face of the Earth and the courts seem to have gone crazy.

They haven't. They are being used with the full cooperation of corrupt judges to stop you in your tracks.

Those who draw this kind of attention get a very special going over. Their lives are examined in detail and the possible weak points noted. Then the battle plan is drawn out, operatives assigned, and your life changes forever.

Those who have experienced the full weight of a government that without compunction uses the information and power invested in them to destroy eventually come to see how it is done. But the sticking point is getting others to see it. Their friends and relatives shrug, suggest therapy, confide to others that surely their loved one must be paranoid.

But even if the victim is paranoid that does not mean that those in power were not out to get you.

An activist whose brother today sells access to George W. Bush and who once exchanged dinner talk with Laura and George Bush could tell you
what it is like to experience being followed by police and intimidated with helicopters that hover overhead late at night. Phones experience unexpected interruption in the editorial offices of newspapers that call for an accounting from government; another man finds his door open when it was left safely locked. The papers he just received from a whistle blower in government are missing. A woman who writes articles criticizing the administration is visited by CPS and told that there is an anonymous complaint saying she abused her child. The stock
certificates in another woman's safe deposit box go missing when her list of assets show they are there.

When those without conscience have access we would be stupid to trust anyone in that chain of command. To ensure that the profits continue, to keep information from leaking out, to continue to hold control, those now in power recognize no limitations on what they can do; they have stated over and over again that they have a right to lie and no obligation to follow the Constitution.

That we should all believe.

The operative question for those in power is, “How can we stop this individual from causing this problem for us?” Imagine your own life laid out for this kind of scrutiny.

One example of this is the story of Clive Boustred.

Boustred was a problem with several complications. First, his background; well connected to the monied families of South Africa. Second, he had a strong history in high tech, was well respected and consistently successful.

If he had stayed within the confines usual to most people in Silicon Valley he would have been courted for donations. But Boustred had a vision that conflicted with the goals of the corporations.

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Melinda Pillsbury-Foster is the author of GREED: The NeoConning of America and A Tour of Old Yosemite. The former is a novel about the lives of the NeoCons with a strong autobiographical component. The latter is a non-fiction book about her father (more...)
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