by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:
We can all rest a little easier now. Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland
Gestapo Security has said that fears over extreme government surveillance are overblown. There is no Orwellian state, no extreme surveillance, and we can all go back to watching Dancing with the Stars now.
“I think people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case… There are lots of protections built into the system…No one should believe that we are simply going willy-nilly and using any kind of data that we can gather…
I think we need to do a better job of explaining to the American people exactly what is kept, what are the real restrictions on how—I’m just talking now for DHS, Department of Homeland Security–how we use it, how long we can keep it, how we share it, all those thing.” (source)
What is the Orwellian state? This is a reference to George Orwell’s unfortunately prophetic novel, 1984. Here’s a look at the world according to Orwell:
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