What is the future for American Security? Will we become
One Nation Under A Central Security Agency? Are there
other options we, the Citizens of Vigilance, can take to insure our
Friday, April 16,
2004—Ground Zero Plus 947
"One Nation Under A Central Vigilance Agency..."
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--April 16, 2004 -- "One Nation
Under A Central Vigilance Agency..." that's the mantra of the White
House as the 9-11 Commission rips and shreds the current intelligence
community for being unable to provide instant data that could possibly
stop or thwart Terrorist attacks.
FBI and CIA are separate, competing intelligence sources
Currently, the different agencies
such as the FBI and CIA are separate, competing intelligence sources
that often refuse to share information. Intelligence has
been competitive in the U.S. information-gathering structure for
numerous reasons. Each agency pursues different ways to
gather data, and, because of the individual nature of each, they tend
to collect more than a single agency might.
General Motors and General Electric
use the same competing principles in the business world.
They pit their heads of divisions against one another, making one
brand of car under their GM or GE banner attempt to outsell and
outmarket other their other brands. The more "internal"
competition, the stronger their forces are to fight any enemy without.
Both dominate their economic worlds.
Now, the question is whether America should
put the government's 15 different intelligence agencies and their
budgets under the control and management of one powerful national
director of intelligence.
Currently, the government spends about $40
billion a year on intelligence. The power of a central
intelligence authority would authorize the spending and execution of
all those funds. To many, this endangers the current
system of autonomy and flexibility each agency has to pursue different
missions, such as the separation between the FBI for managing domestic
intelligence versus the CIA for maintaining foreign intelligence.
There is little question that we need to
centralize intelligence under one roof. But, the
mission and title of this powerful czar or czarina would be slightly
different from what is being currently proposed.
This would be the National Director of
Vigilance, part of the Global Vigilance Offense System (GVOS), or
National Vigilance Offense System (NVOS). It's primary goal is to
enlist each family and head of household of the more than 100 million
households in America to enlist them as Parents, Grandparents,
Citizens or Loved Ones of Vigilance.
crime is fought at the local, state and national levels
The goal of this NVOS or GVOS system
would be to reinforce all 15 intelligence agencies with the support of
every citizen in the battle against Terrorism, for Terrorism is what
all agencies battle.
The police departments at the local,
state and national levels all fight the Terrorism of crime against the
innocent, whether it be white-collar CEO's ripping off the savings of
thousands or a mugger with a gun or knife taking a wallet or purse.
Crime is Terror. When teachers fear the students in
school will take their guns and knives and carve or shoot them if they
discipline the student, then Terror exists.
Terror is a great concern for our National Security
Domestic Terror, in the home
where a parent abuses a child with either physical or emotional force,
is as much a concern for our National Security as when, where and why
Al-Qaeda is going to attack our country because the cost of a child
being abused is often far greater than the cost of physical threats.
The twisting of an innocent mind by an adult who has a duty to protect
the child from harm, is far uglier than a mad man or mad woman seeking
political or religious revenge or martyrdom.
These kinds of "internal
crimes" far outdistance any foreign threat, for they are insidious
cancers that we, as a nation, can carve out only when we gather around
a common cause, and link our resources as Parents of Vigilance and
Citizens of Vigilance to stop the Beast of Terror from evolving within
us, or our children, or our Children's Children's Children.
It is time for
us to consolidate our intelligence community under the Vigilance
The government is symbolic of
the people. The urge for America to consolidate its
intelligence community is a message to all of us as citizens that it
is also time for us to gather our differences and pool our resources
under one anti-Terrorism banner--the Pledge of Vigilance.
Start now. Become a
Charter Member of the National Vigilance Offense System--take the
April 14--World President Of Vigilance