“The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know,” Noam Chomsky once said. Below are the 15 things that you are not supposed to know:
1. The American national debt will probably never be paid
The national debt is $20 trillion, and countless experts claim that it is impossible for the country to pay it off in the near future. Reserve Marriner Eccles believed that, “If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money.”
2. The FBI only recently went primarily digital due to technical issues
While the electronic system was planned for 2009, it wasn’t until 2012 that the FBI went fully digital. What`s more, when the change finally happened, it cost $26 million more than was expected
3. Money is highly illusionary
“Federal Reserve notes are not redeemable in gold, silver or any other commodity, and receive no backing by anything. The notes have no value for themselves,” as stated by the U.S. Treasury. The value of money is highly subjective and extremely unreliable when it is needed.
4. Fingerprints are routinely routed to Clarksburg, West Virginia regardless of where they are taken
FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) is a database containing over 100 million fingerprints. It takes about twelve minutes to find a match when a matching fingerprint has been uploaded to any state.
5. Almost all human beings have the ability to live off the grid
Nations pretty much depend on the traditional habits of consumption in order to operate as expected. But, what people should do is be as energy-efficient and self-sufficient as possible in order to be better prepared for global disasters.
6. It’s possible to turn of all social media notifications
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to avoid being altered about every reaction or reply to something you have clicked. Update your settings periodically, as social media wants you to know about virtually everything linked with their platforms.
7. The United States is like an oligarchic plutocracy.
“We may have democracy or we may have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both,” Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis argued. Only a few persons on the planet have a lot of money, which leads to existence of rulers and hegemony.
8. Police aren’t always required to help citizens
Police doesn’t always help, serve and protect people. Just type “Police shooting” into YouTube or Google and you will see proof.
9. Statelessness exists
Living stateless will cause nations to lose too much control over individuals. People are social creatures and shouldn’t be force into becoming statists. As Nietzsche said, “State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.’”
10. Forced taxation is B.S.
“Since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.” We can all agree that threatening people with jail and punishment if they don’t pay taxes is wrong.
11. America imprisons more citizens than any other country
The U.S. prison system has grown by 500 percent over the past 30 years: the nation has less than 5 percent of the planet’s population, but 20 percent of its prison population.
12. FBI files are available on the Internet
The Vault is a reading room that contains more than 6,700 documents on people like Joe Paterno, Steve Jobs, Dick Clark and Marilyn Monroe.
13. Civil asset forfeiture
Police brutality and extortion corrupts federal and state civil asset forfeiture laws: thye can seize, keep, or sell any property they deem to be related to criminal activity.
14. America’s most wanted criminals are often chosen due to physical appearance
“The bureau [attempts] to select dangerous fugitives who . . . could be recognized by the public because they have distinctive physical features” such as tattoos, scars, and distinct facial features.
15. The world—and most of the people within it—want you to consume, consume, consume.
Planned obsolescence is what allows companies to make profits by enticing citizens to consume as much stuff as possible.