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Siri, What Is Fascism?
Alternative spelling: Pfazism.
Siri, there is this question I keep asking … Siri, what is fascism?
Because I was just reading about how a high-end state agency, via a surveillance contractor, was seemingly keeping an eye on the American citizens who were skeptical about a corporate product—and I was wondering, Siri, is that fascism?
I mean, I am not surprised, I wasn’t born yesterday, and of course they are, I am just wondering, Siri, is it?
Flashpoint, a surveillance contractor, started as a business that trawled message boards and chatrooms associated with al Qaeda and ISIS, collecting information that they sold to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the height of the War on Terror.
These days, the firm, still under contract with the FBI and other clients, monitors the internet activity of domestic American activists protesting pipelines and COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
In a presentation for clients last year, Flashpoint analyst Vlad Cuiujuclu demonstrated his company’s methods for identifying and entering Telegram chat groups.
But wait, the state has actually mandated the use of this corporate product, so I guess we are fine then!
PHEW PFEW, never mind, Siri!
PS. Also, this is from July 2020:
And this is my song from 2017. Oh, Siri, what do you know, Siri.
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