From Beowulf to Cogito monitoring systems there is an amazing number of “private” agencies currently producing materials specifically designed to track and monitor the regular citizen throughout their daily lives. What was science fiction and fantasy just a few years ago has become standard operating procedure for most military and government contractors, all of whom are NOT by definition private agencies. Every drone built and computer program designed to monitor you and I is completed by someone who also has a life and a family.
The want of a new car or larger house is the greatest reason people continue to work in these fields. Mixed within this are the constitutionalists who daily verbalise their distaste for the overwhelming government intrusion on normal life. The rarity is the individual who actually believes that we need any of this to make us safer. While some will quickly dismiss the fears of many, all employed by the state directly are contributing to it. Many have attempted to compare those on disability or other forms of welfare to contractors and federal employees there really is no similarity.
The facts are simple; planning, designing, working in and any other direct employment within the government in any form whether it be as a secretary, engineer or bullet shooting moving target if you are employed and working for the government you are the problem. Bankrupting the system is a wonderful goal, but directly benefiting from others and continuing to support the same through your labour or intellect makes you the enemy of the free man. Those individuals who collect disability, welfare or other forms of monies and NOT working for the state are merely bankrupting the system.
There is an obvious difference and only someone suffering cognitive dissonance extremis cannot see the difference. Promote bankrupting and destroying the system through any means necessary, but never, never promote working within the system creating the very things that further separate individuals from the possibility of freedom. Unless your entire purpose within the system as a direct employee is to be the next Edward Snowden, quit. Personally, I did minor contracting for the United States military/ government in 2006-2007 and while I learned much, I am ashamed that I contributed to the furthering of murderous intent by the minions and their leaders who make up the government.
If you truly believe in freedom, be free. If you can get out of contracting and get on disability or retire DO IT! If you must downgrade your current opulent life style to one more modest, so be it. Look around, you are not the only one who would have to actually live within your means. We can be free, we do not need to fear, remember, the NSA is made up of your neighbours, family and possibly friends. They should be ashamed of what they do, not proud to wear a flag and sign oaths of secrecy from you and me.
In my opinion drug dealers, prostitutes and drug users have far more honour then most contractors and direct government employees I know. There are the few who are stuck, those who cannot leave at this time. Not because they cannot afford to, those people are simply cowards. No, those people who are in the military and for whom leaving would mean prison for them and destruction of their families as a result. However, they are the few. This is addressed to the military contractors, those people who continue to travel around the world on stolen money and attempt to justify it with ridiculous comparisons to SSI and welfare recipients. These people make 6 figures and more, there is no comparison to someone on welfare.
So who are you, someone who talks or someone who acts? Are you the cadillac driving idiot who only buys the top of the line stuff or are you the individual who gets what works and spends their free time helping others and learning to live outside of the system? I know several people who work hard to live life without the state and are close to doing so. Some are currently in the system, some are not but those who have my respect are the individuals who are doing what they can to get out of the system entirely.
Be sure to check out wikileaks and other sites that offer documented proof of what each contractor is currently working on and if you know someone that is employed with them and preaches freedom, encourage them to look at what they are doing by continuing to assist this charade of protection. The SpyFiles WikiLeaks project is a great place to start.
Free the mind and the body will follow