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article imageReview: ‘The Terrifying Future Of The United States’

By Alexander Baron     Aug 25, 2013 in Politics
Thirty years ago this short video would have sounded like paranoid ravings. In the post 9/11 world, it sounds terrifyingly plausible.
Perhaps plausible is the wrong word, because The Terrifying Future Of The United States consists of three elements: documented facts, lurid speculation, and frighteningly intelligent speculation. It was uploaded to YouTube on June 5 this year but has just appeared on a conspiracy website; on the former it has now racked up over half a million views, which is at least a hundred million too few.
The video does not include the Edward Snowden revelations, because these emerged the day after it was uploaded, and Snowden was named June 9. Some of its claims concerning past events ignore the context, for example, although there was a lockdown after the Boston Bombing, only an idiot would complain about this. The American police do not always need a warrant to search private homes; this is known as the community caretaker exception; the same people who complain about warrantless searches under such circumstances would be the first to whine about police incompetence if the suspects had got away. Furthermore, most minor violations of a citizen's rights can be rectified with a sincere apology and financial compensation.
The Terrifying Future Of The United States is published by a channel the people behind it call StormCloudsGathering. This channel contains all the usual conspiracy idiocy, including the claim or insinuation that the Boston bombing was not the work of the two prime suspects, but if you keep your wits about you, you can easily sort the wheat from the chaff, so check out some of its other videos too, starting with this one about the Federal Reserve and the money rip off.
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