Posted BY: RM | NwoReport
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced the allocation of $20 million in federal grants to 34 organizations with the aim of “preventing targeted violence and terrorism.” However, the concerning aspect of this initiative is its apparent focus on American dissenters rather than traditional terrorist threats.
On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, one might expect these funds to be directed towards countering groups like al-Qaeda or ISIS. Instead, the recipients include universities, mental health providers, youth services organizations, schools, churches, faith leaders, and state law enforcement agencies. Their task is to identify individuals with dissenting political opinions and intervene in cases where they are perceived as potentially “going down a path toward violence.”
This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), which was established in fiscal year 2020 and has already awarded $70 million in grants to various organizations. The CP3 program operates under the guise of promoting public health but appears to be primarily focused on monitoring and intervening in the lives of law-abiding Americans who hold differing political or social views.
The program claims to strengthen the country’s ability to prevent targeted violence and terrorism through partnerships with mental health providers, educators, faith leaders, and other community stakeholders. While this approach sounds positive on the surface, it raises concerns when it becomes apparent that it is not targeting actual terrorists or criminals but rather individuals with dissenting views.
This program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, with the support of Congress, stands as the only federal grant program dedicated to assisting local communities in developing capabilities related to preventing targeted violence and terrorism. However, the focus on monitoring and potentially intervening in the lives of ordinary Americans due to their beliefs and opinions raises significant questions about civil liberties and the government’s role in monitoring its citizens based on their ideologies.
In conclusion, the allocation of federal funds to monitor and potentially intervene in the lives of Americans based on their political or social views raises concerns about the balance between national security and individual freedoms. The program’s emphasis on dissenting voices rather than traditional threats raises questions about its true objectives and the potential erosion of civil liberties.
Tags: Homeland Security, Federal Grants, Dissent Monitoring, Terrorism Prevention, Civil Liberties