1) The U.S. government spies on every online click you make, every app you use, every website you visit, every phone call you make, and has access to all the marketing profile data private companies have collected — in other words, Americans are profiled by their government.
2) The U.S. government considers a paltry 1% (that’s around 3 million) of Americans to be enough of a potential domestic threat that they are on full-time watchlists.
3) The U.S. government instigates and incites some of these individuals to actual crime that, but for government goading, would likely have never occurred.
4) The U.S. government actually insists that it has the right to indefinitely detain you if ‘national security’ appears to be threatened. If the threat is sufficient, there is precedent for the government to drone strike your house without ever giving you a trial.
If I ever disappear from the internet without saying something first, you’ll know why.