Are countries such as the USA and UK dangerously close to an electronic police state?

Posted by: triangle.128k

  • Yes

  • No

33% 4 votes
67% 8 votes
  • In Fact we are already there

  • And institutionalized police States (I.e. public schooling). Not even "almost there". Just flat out there.

  • ------> ------> ------> People over there are brainwashed by the government. Everyday in the U.S people are killed by police and police are becoming more and more militarized. I feel as though government agencies such as the NSA spy on people online and collect mass amounts of data on servers that can collect information about all of us. Just ask Edward Snowden. We are policed everyday by the government and our data is collected as we are given false reassurance that it is for finding terrorists. The Patriot Act was allowed because of the panic of the 9/11 attacks (which were false flags by the way) . Since the U.S controls and manages a lot of online data and people (like Edward Snowden) have been sent to jail over this, I would say yes, we are in a electronic police state or definitely close to one.

  • Freedom above security

  • "a totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens' activities."- Police State. If you look at the states that have actually been police states in the past, like the USSR, Nazi Germany, Apartheid S. Africa, Pinochet's Chile, the Republic of Cuba, and N. Korea, then you see that both the US and UK are still very far from it. Police state is, like many things, a word that has been so overused to describe non-police states that the phrase has barely any meaning anymore.

  • 58392365592 ^ has a point. The term "police state" has been thrown around so much by whiny cucks that it has practically no meaning in America anymore. Cop pulls you over for doing 75 in a 50 while on your cell phone, OH SHIT WHAT IS THIS A FUCKING POLICE STATE, HEIL HITLER TOO RIGHT PIGS?

  • Not yet at least.

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snkcake666 says2016-02-19T19:46:12.1083292Z
People assume America's immunity to such acts. And because of this assumption, it does not even cross their mind that a similar police state might be manifesting within America. Like every other totalitarian police state, they were conditioned and fooled into believing their "rights". Perhaps some of these rights are still somewhat heeded for the majority public, but we sacrifice these rights of our youth. And then we sacrifice these rights, our promised Nineth Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights. People are such sheep.
triangle.128k says2016-02-19T20:04:22.1185164Z
@58539672 I said "electronic police state," not an actual police state. It's arguable electronically a police state is emerging because of things such as the NSA and corporate surveillance.
Mister_Man says2016-02-19T22:04:19.9116207Z
@Triangle - yeah that makes more sense, however I don't think we're very close to a time when whoever patrols everything online. Sure, it's easy to get information, but strolling around the internet and actually doing anything about claims people make (look at 4Chan, for example) would more often than not just be a waste of time and resources.
triangle.128k says2016-02-19T22:51:18.6858922Z
Yet the NSA and some corporations don't see it as a waste of time, because they try to stockpile everyone's single actions online.
triangle.128k says2016-02-19T22:53:05.5309771Z
I agree however, that it is a gross exaggerstion when people call the US a police state. I mean, just look at Russia before you call the US a police state.
58539672 says2016-02-19T23:19:07.0487636Z
@triangle.128k My bad. I commented before reading the question thoroughly.

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