Is the government tracking survival websites and survivalists?
After reading an article over at The Blaze, about the government tracking their website after a reader posted a comment about the Zombie Apocalypse, I figured I would take a look at my stats and found some very interesting things.
It seems that our federal government is really interested in Survival Topics; so much so, that a number of federal agencies seem to be coming to my site on a daily basis. While I don’t know if the are tracking survival websites – after all maybe they’re just big fans – I do know that they seem to have a huge interest in what we are doing and saying lately.
Here are a couple of screenshots that show some of the agencies who seem to love this site:
Department of Homeland Security (68 Visits in the last month)
So what was the Spike on September 6th?
Well from what I can tell in my stats, it looks like they were really interested in my Off Grid Living article on how local governments were actively going after people who are living off the grid, and even throwing some in jail.
So What exactly is the government so interested in?
In the article from The Blaze, the tracking started when a reader made a comment about the “Zombie Apocalypse” Right after that happened, the Department of Homeland Security, the CDC, the Department of Defense, the Navy Network Information Center and 754th Electronic Systems Group all started showing up at their site.
Here’s the screenshot from the Blaze:
But it’s not just websites that are being tracked; remember our article from last month on how Homeland Security was encouraging Gun Shops and Military Surplus stores to spy on, and track preppers and survivalists?
So why is the government so interested in anything that has to do with survival, prepping, and now apparently the zombie apocalypse?