It occurred to me that there is something we can do as a mass peaceful protest to circumvent mass data collection and spying on us by our own governments.
I haven’t done the math on the critical mass required, someone like Jacob Applebaum could probably do it in a minute or two but here is the idea:
Everyone adds some random terrorist sounding shit to the end of each and every email and phone conversation. The supercomputers supposedly triage all communications to seek out such stuff. If one million or ten million people, good honest citizens who believe privacy to be the basis of freedom and democracy did this, would it throw the supercomputers into mayhem?
Would this work? I don’t know. I am calling it #wordbombing – I wonder if in some quarters even my suggesting this would count as a terrorist act? I intend no harm, have no gun, wish to see a world where economics works for all and the planet – not just the few. This probably already has me on a watchlist somewhere!
The greatest fears lead to the greatest tyrannies. Our governments have created fear from thin air, it permeates our minds, our worldview and now our institutions. When examined these fears are quite unreal except that they have a real effect on individual and mass perceptions. Under the tyranny of this fear governments the world over are controlling the media and the masses, engaging in mass spying on each other and their own citizens.
An educated, reflective citizenry capable of critical thinking must ask one question above all right now: Who are the ‘terrorists’?
Education, too long a tool for over-zealous politicians to impose their worldview, has become nothing more than the means to getting a job (which probably doesn’t exist). Education needs to aim at fulfilling individual potential in a much wider fashion, and particularly to help individuals realise their ability to think critically about this complex world we live in.
The BBC have been complicit in the child abuse perpetuated by Jimmy Saville and associates in many ways. This is not to say it was official corporate policy, however, unofficially, powerful people at the top covered things up to protect their powerful friends.
Saville was a regular visitor to Haut de la Garenne – the children’s home in Jersey where it was alleged many high level people from the UK mainland including politicos and etc. used to engage in their distasteful habits of abusing kids. This was and is subject to cover up.
Hollie Greig’s case has been and is subject to cover up as soon as high level politico’s were implicated.
There is cover up and there is carelessness everywhere you look in this field.
Will you allow yourself to join the dots or do you want to be careless, remain ignorant of the true situation and thus, through your own carelessness, be a part of the problem?
Don’t bullshit yourself that these incidents are isolated – they are not.
“He who knows doesn’t say, he who says doesn’t know”. – Lao Tzu
After six years of regular blogging I have taken a long break. I didn’t have much to say. It’s not because I know it all, as the Lao Tzu quote above may imply … but because I have been somewhere in the middle … not knowing and staying quiet.
Time to get back to the mill. Probably going to post one or two posts a week .. we’ll see what happens. But I’m back blogging.