How long has the USA been a police state?
The largest group of dissidents in the USA is criminals. The consensus date I have found is right about 1975.
Criminals have a saying: “Stay out of the computer.” It is hard to do anything in the USA that isn’t recorded in electronic media. You can’t buy gas or go to a restuarant today without being traced today.
Criminals have an acute sensitivity to….…. this. Their sentance does not end when parole begins. They have the label “ex-con” hanging over them constantly. This is a bad entry to have in the computer. After doing their time, they recieve a lifetime of second rate opportunities.
I was shocked by the realization of how early the US became a police state. Many of the rights we used to have seem amazing today. These are of course long gone now. Two that jump out are:
1) The ability to buy fireaarms by mail and have them shipped directly to your house.
2) 5th amendment protection to electronic media and financial records. This was lost in about 1974. Cops today are very invasive to a person’s financial records. It is now routine to study bank records and credit card records.
The golden age of direct action was from about 1977-1987. Many of the most famous WNs had their time then. They were operating in a fully formed, electronic police state.
I wish to apologize to them for my blindness during that period. Good men died trying to wake others up then. They were protecting our race while the rest of us were busy watching TV or with video games.