A former senior National Security Agency official stated on the record that the NSA’s ultimate goal isn’t to protect Americans, but “total population control.”
William Binney is one of the highest-ranking intelligence professionals to ever speak out against the National Security Agency. After more than thirty years with the intelligence service, he quit in 2001 after the September 11 attacks, making headlines. During the Cold War, he was a key codebreaker against the Soviet Union, but he was horrified by the US’s huge and unlawful surveillance activities.
Binney declared the following:
“At least 80% of fibre optic cables globally go via the US, this is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores. The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.”
The justifications for this amount of surveillance are always “in our best interests.” But history suggests that many of the crises that exist and endure are produced and perpetuated by the same people who are providing solutions. For strong people, these crises are extremely profitable.
Take, for example, COVID, a new Oxfam research that explains how the world’s wealthiest people have seen their money expand significantly since the pandemic began, while the majority of people have suffered immensely as a result of the virus.
When it comes to population control, money does not appear to be the driving force; rather, population control appears to be the driving force. As a species, we are constantly enabling our perceptions to be twisted, which is one of the main reasons why humanity supports certain actions, such as widespread monitoring.
There has never been a period when curiosity and empathy have been more important. We are still split on a variety of subjects, and we are failing to conduct appropriate discussions about “controversial” matters. COVID is a good example, and according to Snowden, it’s a good one.
As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world. Do you truly believe that when the first wave, this second wave, the 16th wave of the coronavirus is a long forgotten memory, that these capabilities will not be kept?
An interview with VICE, September 2020.