I have no doubt that prison guards can be vicious and cruel, but look at the source of this story -- Natural News. And the man the story is about is portrayed as the suffering off-the-grid rugged individualist who is tormented just for his antiestablishment position. Doesn't exactly sound objective
It's like reading in UFO News that someone was adbucted by El-Hassan Beurk # 5 from the Hork-Hork solar system.
Many of these sites have an agenda, like with Alex Jones, to exaggerate the evils of the government and make people live in fear of a police state, with lurid descriptions of atrocities never far behind. Fear is their bread and butter. They really lather up the paranoia of a certain type of person, the guy who idealizes the Founding Fathers and talks often about the 2nd Amendment, and who is constantly jumpy and thinks that he's always about to be seized and thrown into a work camp -- that William Cooper kind of guy.
I think that crowd believe that they are very wise and prepared, without seeing the devil is playing on their paranoia. I have been there, I know. The world is very evil right now but in a much different way than the Alex Jones types would have us imagine. It's more subtle. Really, what makes it so hard to live in our times is the drying-up of charity and these people are playing into it by assuming the worst about everyone.
It is true that there is a push towards groupthink in this country. People should absolutely be aware that there is a giant scam to put us all in debt, and that they shouldn't succumb to peer-pressure or keeping up with the Joneses.
I am trying to find a place to rent for the first time, and what I didn't count on was that this would be made difficult for me since I don't use credit cards and thus have a very poor credit score. I have been told that I must get a credit card just so that I'll have good credit! But I don't want to use a credit card, I only pay for what I can afford. Just from this, it's clear to me that they are trying to get people trapped into the habit of running up charges for what they can't afford, penalizing those who don't have credit cards.
Another example is the housing bubble, prices are very inflated, yet people are convinced that it's perfectly normal that they should have to take out enormous loans, when two of them are working full-time, just to pay for a house. They have totally destroyed the idea of home OWNERSHIP, at least in CA., but people act like this is totally logical. It is insane that two people working full-time have to borrow $700,000 to get a house in Los Angeles.
It's not like being thrown in prison, whether that happened or not, but it does show how we are manipulated to have to think a certain way or else be freaks. That is how these bubbles happened. Everyone bought into the idea that real-estate would gain in value forever and they'd always have equity in their homes or make a profit... Whoops. It was just like saying "Apple is going to be on top forever." Real-estate is a bubble just like technology; that was forgotten in all the hype. The fact that these bubbles are so detached from economic reality is a huge part of why it's all going down.
Yes, there is some reason to be concerned here, since when Anti-Christ comes he will definitely bind everyone with his own money, and you will be persecuted for not going along with it. The banks, if they wanted, could make their debt-slaves into real slaves... The Anti-Christ could then come and "free" people from that by setting up a system of barter, the great hero who liberates humanity from the evil banks, just as long as you take the mark...
I see all this, I'm not naive ( at least not in that way ). I'm not saying it won't ever happen that people will be made into pariahs for separating from a wicked society. Just that I don't think it's really happening as much as they try to make it sound like it's happening in certain quarters -- yet. Everyone needs to be aware of the traps that are being set, but they should also avoid excessive paranoia because this leads to hatred and mistrust, which only exacerbates the problem.