Friday, December 17, 2010

Tyranny by any other name

(stolen verbatim from Keep It Simple Survival)

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tyranny, Scared Of Our Own Shadows, Or Both...

DHS Implementing No Work List: Citizens Must Get Government Approval to Work in Private Sector Jobs

You’ve heard of no fly and no buy lists – get ready for no work lists. Millions of workers now must apply to the DHS and prove they are not terrorists in order to be granted permission by the government to work.

On the Alex Jones Show today, a caller pointed to information posted on a union website for ironworkers spelling out details on the Department of Homeland Security’s TWIC and SWAC programs.

TWIC is short for Transportation Worker Identification Credential and SWAC stands for Secure Worker Access Consortium.

TWIC “is a biometric credential that ensures only vetted workers are eligible to enter a secure construction site, unescorted,” Ironworkers Local 361 in Ozone Park, New York, explains. “Before issuing a TWIC, TSA must conduct a security threat assessment on the TWIC applicant. An applicant who, as a result of the assessment, is determined to not pose a security threat, will be issued a TWIC card.”

In other words, construction workers in New York will need permission from the TSA and DHS in order to practice their profession and earn a living. It was much the same in the former Soviet Union and authoritarian states such as China where the government determines all aspects of an individual’s life and where even the mildly rebellious are severely punished...

I occasionally peruse the job listings just for shits and grins, to see what (if anything) is out there. More and more, I've been seeing this "TWIC" card requirement, especially where port and refinery related jobs are concerned. Personally, I say they can "stick their TWIC". You know, the level of "security" bullshit that has come around lately tells me one of two things: the "terrorists" have won, or the government is using them as a convenient excuse to strangle our Liberty. I lean toward the latter, because the government created the "terrorists", and in fact have become terrorists themselves. So bow down to your masters, or tell them to fuck off. I choose option #2. The "TSA", TWIC, and all their "security" bullshit is nothing more than submission training for you proles. Kneel before your gods, and sacrifice your Freedom for false "security". Me, I'll be investing in lead...

Posted by Mayberry at 10:52 PM

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