Ronald Reagan said it was the USSR. Today, Putin says it's the USA. George Lucas said it was in a galaxy far, far away, and each time there was truth in it. But are governments really what makes this world an evil place?
To my mind, governments are merely a reflection of the character of the people that are governed. As people become more self seeking and security minded, they also become more totalitarian in their outlook and true freedom begins to die. This is happening throughout the world today and I have my own theories as to why this has happened. In the US, it goes back to Oklahoma City and 9/11. I have reason to believe that both of these events were false flags - staged events designed to make people demand what has become the national security state. Whether these events were by design or actual events plotted by devious terrorists, the result has been nothing short of a complete surveillance of all communication and human activity worldwide. If you use a cell phone, computer, tablet, car, etc, you are being watched. I am being watched. People know our secrets now. The day of personal information has ended. There is no such thing. We are being monitored.
My thought is that this has nothing to do with terrorism. It has everything to do with continuity of power and control of anyone that might stand in opposition, peaceful or otherwise, to those that are driving our surveillance age.
Those with the greatest ownership of the national security state are not what you might think of as the usual suspects. Normally, we think NSA or CIA or FBI or military intelligence when we think of national security concerns. In our age, the real culprits are corporations. Without their cooperation, no government on earth would be able to do the things they do in the name of national security.
Corporations like Intel, Microsoft, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Samsung, and most importantly, Google have created an information gathering capability unmatched in human history. A company like Google knows everything about anyone that regularly uses a computer. In our age, that is about everyone that is not in a nursing home.
My point is that nations are no longer the evil empires. The corporations and banks that control these governments are the real evil empires. And they are genuine multinational empires. Who is there that can stand against them? They have a true strangle hold on everything. They can make you an unperson more quickly than any government because of the information they possess about you.
Some will say they have nothing to hide. Doesn't matter. Companies like Google can collect information about you and then change it to suit whatever purpose they have in mind. It's like collection of our DNA by the government. Once they have it, they can plant it anywhere they need it to prove whatever they want to prove. Not good.
So as I sit here typing my subversive thoughts into Blogger, a Google platform, my words are being stored in a server somewhere for all time. Then Google will allow the government to scan that server at will at any time they so desire. When all the trigger terms I have used in this post are then viewed by the government computers, I will become a "person of interest". I will be watched.
It may already have been happening for awhile. Who knows? I do not.
It used to be that only God knew all our secrets. Now we got Google.
Google is the new evil empire,
“We don’t need you to type at all because we know where you are. We
know where you’ve been. We can more or less guess what you’re thinking
about … Is that over the line?”
“Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it. I would argue that implanting things in your brain is beyond
the creepy line … at least for the moment until the technology gets
– Google Chairman Eric Schmidt
Old Eric said this stuff publicly several years ago. You have to wonder what they can do now.