In Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the follow-up to his award-winning book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead paints a terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself and which is on the verge of undermining the basic freedoms guaranteed to the citizenry in the Constitution. Indeed, police have been transformed into extensions of the military, towns and cities have become battlefields, and the American people have been turned into enemy combatants, to be spied on, tracked, scanned, frisked, searched, subjected to all manner of intrusions, intimidated, invaded, raided, manhandled, censored, silenced, shot at, locked up, and denied due process.
Yet this police state did not come about overnight. As Whitehead notes, this shift into totalitarianism cannot be traced back to a single individual or event. Rather, the evolution has been so subtle that most American citizens were hardly even aware of it taking place. Yet little by little, police authority expanded, one weapon after another was added to the police arsenal, and one exception after another was made to the standards that have historically restrained police authority. Add to this mix the merger of Internet megacorporations with government intelligence agencies, and you have the making of an electronic concentration camp that not only sees the citizenry as databits but will attempt to control every aspect of their lives. And if someone dares to step out of line, they will most likely find an armed SWAT team at their door.
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Best audio book have listened to to date..and very clearly laid out if you have an concern and I mean any concern as to where we've been and where we are going. this is a MUST read.will definitely be checking out again
"You'll want to pay attention to Mr Whitehead."
Hard to imagine the sort of person who would dismiss this compelling case about severe problems in our democracy. You've all likely seen pieces of this story in the news. But nowhere else will you find the full breadth and depth of arguments against the authoritarian state were evolving into. (And Ive read a dozen related books before - none near as complete, gripping and convincing).
In contrast to another reviewer's complaint, I found the author does a very credible and clear job of recommending how we take action.
America needs more people like author John Whitehead. A lot more. I hope some day you will join us.
"Wake up America"
Listen and learn.
Free your mind.
This is a well organized overview of the expanding American police state.
"The battle against our freedoms"
This book contains things that most of us 'amused to death' Americans need to be made aware of.
"Wake Up Americans, we are not in control !"
I was completely taken aback by some of the facts in this story.
It seems that we are completely controlled by the political elite!
Stop looking. Buy it and listen, and insist that everyone you know does the same. Tempus fugit.
This "story" is exactly what is happening unless large numbers of people stop it.
I will listen again & again. The narrator was great!
"Great information, little on the repetitive side"
contains some very insightful stories. wish there was more room for extra points at the end. A little bit on the repetitive side as I said. Overall though good read very informative
The ideas and facts contained in this book serve as a Brillo pad to rust. You cannot read this tome and come away unchanged. Nothing short of excellent.
This accounts all the trends towards greater government control for what appears to be good reason. But the point is all of this, in the wrong hands, can too easily be used against us. Very good insight of obvious trends regarding the police state and a controlling corporate world as well.
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