On July 2nd, 2008, former US President spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in Colorado Springs, Colorado about expanding a “civilian national security force” to meet national security goals in areas from education, healthcare to saving the environment.
He said that
Obama’s call for a civilian national security force can be compared to the brown shirts of Nazi Germany.
The concept of with government-trained recruits for the sake of tracking Covid-19 cases will lead to the violation of your privacy when it comes to your health concerns. The US government, the and several states are actively creating an army of contact tracers, so in a sense, Obama’s call for a civilian force is becoming a reality.
But there is good news, not everyone is on board with such an invasive idea. According to an article published back in May by on US attitudes towards government intrusion on privacy especially when it comes to their health, The article describes how ordinary Americans defy Covid-19 lockdowns when it comes to facemasks, stay-at-home restrictions and social distancing rules that were put in place.
Here is a video by a California woman who got certified as a contact tracer explains in detail what they actually do:
Another point made in recent contact tracing efforts in the state of Louisiana is that it is basically a failure. On August 4th, Reuters’ published an in-depth analysis on the failures of contact tracing One example is what the director of the , had said about the realities of contact tracing and why he deemed it useless:
The report admits that contact tracers face a public that basically does not trust the government: