A grass-roots group in Pennsylvania decided to form a coalition focused on finding out the truth about any public health hazards from fracking operations.
Since the group had never engaged in any kind of illegal activity or particularly radical forms of protest, it came as a shock when GDAC members learned that their organization had been featured in intelligence bulletins compiled by a private security firm, The Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR). Equally shocking was the revelation that the Pennsylvania Department of Homeland Security had distributed those bulletins to local police chiefs, state, federal, and private intelligence agencies, and the security directors of the natural gas companies, as well as industry groups and PR firms.The depths of naiveté among my fellow Americans seem bottomless. Actually, I admit that I am, too, a bit surprised by the aggressive way that this group has been treated. In the past our masters in the One Percent would use a much softer, although no less effective, way of silencing these people. This aggressive approach illustrates that we are well down the path to a police state as well as the new arrogant attitude of our masters.