A Threat to the NSA

The National Security Agency maintains a list of over 8 million individuals that represent a potential threat in the event of a national catastrophe warranting a suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. If you don't think that the US government is willing to indefinitely detain US citizens, then you forget mass internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Children and pregnant women -- many having lived in America for generations -- were uprooted from their daily businesses, their homes, and sent away until Japan was irradiated into submission. The US government has plans to do so again, of this there is no doubt.
The codification of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 gave the President the power to imprison anyone until "the end of hostilities." Sadly, terrorism is not an imperial state that can sign a capitulation agreement; it is a tactic. The Pentagon has already told the American people that they maintain a list. In stating that the War on Terror stretches from Boston to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, the Pentagon effectively announced that they considered the Homeland the battlefield. Senator Lindsey Graham himself said that the homeland was the battlefield, and just earlier today, Senators were promising that the border would be secured using the same technology from Afghanistan. So, just what is the technology in Afghanistan that Senators so proudly think can secure the border?
Well, the Senators are referring to drones and fences, but the main concern is tracking identity and affiliations. The War on Terror has been a large success for the Pentagon because it has developed the technological tools and implemented the domestic legislation facilitating its hijacking of the American democratic process. A military as capable as the American surely needs to maintain a list of all the chess pieces on the board. To presume that all chess pieces are not accounted for, or that there is not an attempt to classify everyone in the same way you would a chess board, is to be foolishly naive concerning the tyrannical plans of the US government.
So, how does the Pentagon classify the human pieces on the American theater of operations? The NSA main core has a threat-ranking system that relies on an algorithm that has worked well in Iraq and Afghanistan. The NSA algorithm moves to the top of the list every "military-aged male" -- which basically means anyone over 16 and not proven dead of old age, as surely a 90-year-old with a bomb under his wheelchair would be listed by the Pentagon as a military-aged male. So, if you're a male of military age and you're reading this article, you're now officially a few points higher on the NSA's main core!
Now, if you want to prove to the Pentagon that you're threat, then you need to go down to your local recruiting office and sit down for the ASVAB, the military's aptitude battery. If you should score above the 93rd percentile, then you're what the Pentagon would classify as a level I recruit. A level I recruit who opposes the US government and maintains close affiliation with level I recruits, is also higher on that list. The more level I threats that you bring into your circle of friends, the higher your NSA main core score becomes. Friend Glenn Greenwald, Bradley Manning, and Edward Snowden on facebook to further boost your score, but unless you can make them do something for you, it doesn't matter.
But, even if you think that you're safe from the NSA just because you think have no threats in your circle, think again! The government has almost a decade of your phone records; they already have a very good ranking of you based on the threat level of your associates, maybe even someone that you have forgotten. Further, your intellectual aptitude is factored into how it relates to your associates. If you got a level I score on the ASBAV, and your closest 20 associates are level III, then you're somebody that the military is going to keep a close eye on in the event that you write an article such as this one. The ASBAV score is just one metric, there are other test scores that the government has on you and which it uses to rank you, but the basic of the NSA's classified threat assessment program relies on your affiliations and your perceived ability to inspire or motivate those affiliates.