well the level of police, spying and information gathering on the public by the government today is totally insane and would never have been tolerated 40 years ago.
hell tricky dick was forced out over a few illegal wiretaps--
today the government is spying on the masses of communications by all its own citizens --looking for who knows what cause it is all secret.
today you can have "black ops and false flag operations" that kill us citizens by the very government dept that is supposed to prevent such crimes--and the media and the gov just looks the other way--
we are headed into a third world economy and third world government full of corruption and a third world society full of corruption and greed.
and no body seems to give a damn---
and that is the bigger shame.
if the government said "we need to arrest ALL white men of a certain age because they might become mass murders or terrorist!" and they have yet to do any such thing--
i would not bet against the media and the sheepel going right along with it.