With modern social networks and face recog for targeting “state enemies,” it will be simple for a dictator to decapitate his potential rebels. Find precisely the enemies who are the social nodes and meme makers of the opposition.
The modern purge can be calibrated down to a degree that would make the purge “deniable.” If only the leading meme-makers are targetted, then such means as “accidents” and poisoning could be used. That's why everybody was immediately suspicious about the circumstances of Breitbart’s death.
A gangster govt that has pulled “Fast and Furious” has already crossed the state-sanctioned murder Rubicon. Murder to them is just a tool in the political box...that's what Fast and Furious was about. Getting a (Mexican) body count.
It's a very small jump from there, via a series of deniable cutouts, to some crazed leftists “helping the cause” by offing a well-known conservative. Or even a White House “plumbers” direct-action unit is not out of the question. I would put nothing past this present gang in power.
If Obama is reelected, it will be Katie bar the door, when he goes the full Hugo Chavez, since he can't run for election again and has nothing to lose.
Some people think BO would be controllable if we maintain the House.
I don’t think so.
” since he can’t run for election again and has nothing to lose.”
Since when has he been concerned with following the law?
If Obama gets re-elected, we could see a new American revolution take place.
The technology for this has been around for many years. The collection of the data was always the problem. What has changed here is that people are uploading their pictures, clear and high quality pictures, for these systems to utilize. They are also lining to each other in various ways so data mining is no longer an issue, people are giving the answers away. We used to have to BUY various data lists, such as store receipts, inventory purchases, credit card lists, customer mailing lists, etc. The costs were typically 4 cents a name, now, people give that and better information freely out on the Internet.
Years ago I helped create a computer system that could target exactly who would buy a Buick or black womens shoes. Today, Facebook, et al., allows us to link millions of people together and we can find demographic information instantly. “Give me a list of all 22-24 years old liberal Democrats that love this particular brand of clothing and have incomes above $25k.” No problem. “Give me a list of all persons that own guns, identify conservative, have strong political beliefs, appear to be Christian, are at least 35 years old, drive something other than a minivan, have few family ties, are prior military, and have less than a post-graduate degree.” Bingo. Three seconds later I’ll have that list, their pictures in many cases, and know who their friends and co-workers are, where they work, where they last vacationed, what guns they own, etc. Piece of cake.