The Vault 7 release by WikiLeaks shows us that everything we knew was possible and feared was true, was true. That all of those accusations of the "extreme right-wing conspiracy theorists" were nothing but cover for the real bad actors in the government. But then, it was Obama's government for which they were covering up. Now that Trump is in office, the Marxists envision the same tools they were happy to have in the hands of one of their own, now in the hands of an enemy and the incredible power of destruction that represents.
Vault 7 reveals a nation wholly unloosed from its founding, not just on the corners, or around the edges, but its whole purpose now is to control, monitor and dominate a population. Only a strident Soviet could appreciate the system we have today. They had to do the hard work of manually tapping phones with wires and listening with headsets. The Soviets couldn't record everything said and file it away for when someone's name popped up on their radar screen, so they could go back, dig through their conversations until they came up with an actionable admission and prosecute with their previously accumulated evidence.
But, we are the United States! No, we are not. Not anymore. We are the Soviet States. Now, a lot of people will have no problem with that. They have been raised in Soviet America, with Soviet parents, educated in Soviet schools, but for the rest of us, it makes the blood boil. The thought that two planes could hit two buildings in New York City and destroy our nation seemed insane, but they did it, or rather, we did it to ourselves. We tore down any semblance of the United States when we allowed the passage of the Patriot Act.
I'm not saying that it was not well on the way already, or that without that event, we would not be in the same exact position as we are now, but the Patriot Act was the moment of surrender. It was when the cards were on the table and the people folded; gave up the pretense of Americanism. We all knew it then, but it was accepted, tolerated and that proved to the Marxists that it was time to go full-steam ahead.
We have been led along this path, brought to Marxism gently, step by step, but now the whole beast is visible. Of course, I don't expect anything to come of it, we are settled now in our Marxism. References to the Constitution have been almost laughable for a long time, at least since the Patriot Act was passed. As a Constitutionalist, that is difficult for me to admit, because I still believe in the ideals espoused within, but there is no interest in enforcing those ideals. Because the only way to enforce them now is with a rope and a lamppost.
Individually, of course, we might still cling to the law. We might practice individual liberty and make the courts rule unconstitutionally in order to convict us of some trumped up charge or other, but as an effective defense it lacks the power of the state. It is just a talking point, not for serious consideration.
If I had my way, ten million people would descend on Washington D.C. on April 15th and just loot the place, gut every federal office building and drag anyone with a title out into the streets. They don't represent us, they have violated their oaths and they have subjugated and imprisoned the population. A prisoner in a federal penitentiary has more privacy than we do walking the streets of America. But, the most dispiriting aspect of that notion is that no one will do it. We are not that upset. We console ourselves that some worse thing has not happened yet, for which we are waiting and prepared.
This is not America, this is something else. While any number of people might have said that happened a long time ago, well, it did. I know as well as anyone how long this has ceased to be what it was designed to be, or at least advertised to be. At least now, it is unavoidable to recognize it.