From the Publisher's Desk
"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you. . . you may know that your society is doomed."
- Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged
A word from PT Shamrock:
We are exceedingly proud to announce that our February 2012
missive, marks our 18th anniversary publishing our newsletter.
To the best of our knowledge we are the oldest privacy provider on
Thank you for your continued support over these many years!
PT Shamrock: February 2012
"A peek into the future can sometimes be best viewed by a good look
at the past!"
- Dr. Walter Belford, conversations December 2011
We thought that for this, our 18th anniversary, issue, we'd take a look at the past and see what we wrote from our past missive,
circa January 2001, 11 years ago!
Bear in mind, the below article was written a full nine months
PRIOR to 9/11/2001!
From the Publisher's Desk, January 2001
Happy New Year from the terrocrats
Normally I limit my time in front of the one eyed monster (television) to a few good movies and programs of interest. However
during the holidays I broke down and viewed more than my usual
share of the telly. One program of great interest was a biography
about Fidel Castro.
One is amazed that along with 85 others in a 30-foot boat, Castro
landed in Cuba and within ten years overthrew the (former) government
and has ruled Cuba with an iron fist ever since. Not that I admire
Castro, but he does have tenacity and it goes to prove what a few
determined persons can accomplish. He's been a pain in the arse
for the US for more than 40 years now.
However what really grabbed my attention was a reoccurring theme
peppered with numerous statements made during interviews from long
imprisoned (former) comrades and political foes of Fidel; at least
those who weren't summarily executed during the dawn of the 1959-60
revolution. What brought into focus this article was what one former
close ally and personal friend of Castro said. Since he spent 30
years in a Cuban prison for failing to overthrown Fidel in 1965,
I guess he knows what he is talking about!
Castro's former pal said, and I paraphrase here:
"The repression started immediately, as soon as Castro grabbed
power. He immediately started tapping everyone's phone calls,
intercepted all communications and opened letters. This was done
under the pretence of national security and hardly anyone paid
attention to it ....at first! By the time the masses realised what
happened, it was too late!"
National security! Doesn't that sound familiar? Terrocrats around
the world are repeating a similar mantra about "national security" and the threat from terrorists, paedophiles, drug dealers, money
launderers, etc. as their "raison d'etre" for enacting inhibitory
laws curtailing the privacy and freedom of 99.999% of the innocent
citizens who use the Internet, send faxes, place phone and mobile
calls as well as other modes of communication.
The interception of e-mail, encryption, web browsing, mobile phone
calls, faxes and ever more telephone taps are subjected to increasing
infringements by law enforcement agencies (and others) world-wide
with little or no warrants in most cases nor accountability to
anyone other than self appointed department heads. Many nations law
enforcement agencies are illegally "warehousing" raw communication
data indefinitely for who knows what purpose? Worse the public appears to care little about this threat to privacy and are doing nothing to stop it, save a few brave freedom and privacy
Even withdrawing CASH from an ATM machines is traceable today with the technology employed by Echelon. It's frightening. Add
into the factor Carnivore, RIP and other privacy thieving laws
and technologies that are spreading around the world faster than
HIV/AIDS, and we are loosing our privacy and freedom's faster than
at any period during our lifetime.
2,000 additional close circuit TV cameras are forthcoming to London,
which already has more CCTV's per capita than any other city in
the world. Public buses and private taxis in Australia have little
cameras hidden and the data stored under terrocratic control for who
knows what purpose. Now the same tiny cameras are being installed
throughout the United Kingdom following Australia's' lead and
'success' with the tiny buggers. Word has it that Amerika is next
in line for the little bugs! The terrocrats are starting to install
tiny CCTV cameras on both international and domestic airline flights
in the sake of preventing hijacking', as if a CCTV is going to
deter a hijacker. What a crock of BS that is. The terrocrats goal;
all airline flights to be recorded within 5 years! FYI and just
in case you've forgotten, there hasn't been a US airline hijacking
originating in the USA or Western Europe for more than 20 years!
Laws have been passed in most countries that allow the terrocrats
to grab your data under penalty of prison should you resist and
an even harsher sentence should you tell anyone about it. Echelon
technology records every phone, mobile, fax and data transmission
around the world whilst searching for "key words," which triggers
further investigation. DNA is taken and used by insurance companies
and many others without your permission. CCTV cameras record your
every move throughout your entire day and night! 5 to 12 year-olds
(mostly American) school children are finger printed and ID'ed for
no apparent legal reason. The list goes on ad nauseum.
No solace Repression is an insidious condition that always starts
under a false pretence. In today's world that delusive pretence
is called national security, i.e. drug traffickers, paedophiles,
money launderer's, etc. It's used by the terrocrats to wrongly
take away your right to privacy in addition to your personal
freedoms, both personal and financial. What difference does it
make if someone steals all of your privacy and freedoms all at
once, like Castro did, or its stolen a little bit at a time until
you've lost everything, like your government is doing today? The
answer: There's no difference. Your privacy and freedom's are lost,
i.e. have been stolen under a false pretence. To the terrocrats,
the end justifies the means!
Repression is defined as: A state of forcible subjugation
Subjugation is defined as: Forced submission to control by others.
Think about the above definitions! Do any of the laws or actions
your government passed or is considering meet that criteria or
definition? Will your government allow you to legally OPT OUT of
any laws in your country in order to protect YOUR personal and
Sadly many, if not all fit these arcane, mercurial laws and
privacy invading laws enacted and spreading worldwide by the
terrocrats. When the routine physical movements, communications
and financial transactions of 99.999% of the innocent citizens
of the world are under the scrutiny of some unknown and unseen
power (hidden terrocrats), who in turn can force you to hand over
encryption keys and or outright steal your communications under
penalty of prison, and WITHOUT your permission, knowledge or any
legal warrant, I can think of no better a term than "REPRESSION" to sum up what is happening worldwide today.
What are you going to do about it?.
See you next issue
"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."To access our past missives just click here.
- Edmund Burke, 1784
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