All rise and praise the NSI !
NSI ? … Nationwide SAR Initiative.
SAR ? … Suspicious Activity Reporting.
Yes, we have now implemented the procedures to train neighbors to watch and report on neighbors. The police state has come of age.
“The NSI establishes a national capacity for gathering, documenting, processing, analyzing, and sharing SARs”
So why should we care about another expansive government program ?
Because history repeats itself:
The Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, Ministry of State Security, was the primary intelligence and security agency of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East Germany, during the Cold War. The Stasi, as the organization was most commonly known, maintained a comprehensive network of informants, agents, and military-trained secret police. Stasi operations focused on political security and espionage, both domestically and abroad, aiding the Soviet KGB more than any other satellite intelligence organization. During its 39-year tenure, at least one-third of the population of East Germany was victimized by Stasi surveillance, arrest, detention, or torture.
The Stasi created a widespread network of civilian informants. These informants were citizens who cooperated with Stasi agents, sometimes in exchange for money or goods. These unofficial informants used their jobs, social influence, and family networks to spy on fellow citizens. Informants were required to report suspicious or anti-government behavior to Stasi authorities. Tips from informants were followed by further agent surveillance or immediate arrest. The Stasi maintained its own network of detention camps and prisons, the most notorious of which was Bauden II. The Stasi garnered a reputation for its use of brutality, torture, and blackmail as routine methods of extracting information and coercing cooperation.
Summary from Highbeam Research
Yeah, it’s a BIG problem.