In the above article, Dave Lindorff proposes that a good way to defeat the national security state is through information overload. They seek certain keywords that supposedly alert them to suspicious behavior. If freedom lovers were to use these words en masse, this would strain their ability to keep up.
I suspect, however, that this is an inherent weakness to the whole security state mentality, whether we implement such a strategy or not. The type of words that they might be looking for are probably used millions of times daily -even on the part of people who hate the alleged enemies of the state. For example, “We should nuke all them Al Qaeda terrorists!” This might be written by a red-blooded, flag-waving American, but it’s still likely to set off certain sensors.
Add to this the way violent and revolutionary words might be used in: movies, books, discussions about history, politics, computer games, etc. and you can start to see that information overload is not something we have to try very hard to manifest in todays world!
Let’s assume the worst case scenario -that “they” can watch and record every single word spoken on the planet, whether in person, on the phone or online. Hell, let’s take it a step further and assume they have technology that can even read our thoughts!
The fact is, even if they have such tools, there’s still a need to process it and use it in a systemized way. This is going to be an increasingly daunting task as information exponentially increases every year.