Yes I have indeed noticed the "I dont care if Im monitored" attitude, for a very long time. To be frank, I am one of those who doesnt really care.
Ill explain why. I am not naive enough to think that the internet in not monitored 24/7. I know TPTB read all emails etc, or at least have access to
them. And that's the deal we make with the devil, when we use the internet. You give up your privacy for quick emails and message boards and easily
accessible porn etc. The thing is, I know my internet usage is pretty much no different for most of the population. So they aint gonna find much of
interest with me or 80-90 percent of everyone else. So their monitoring the entire population is a waste of time.
Thats the first point.
Secondly its obvious that any "terrorist" or such as, would have to be pretty damned stupid to make plans over the internet...pretty dumb...and any
"terrorist" they catch from using the internet probably wasnt that dangerous in the first place, more likely just some idiot or lunatic who likes to
rant or fantasize online.
So monitoring the internet is also a waste of time if the objective is to catch terrorists...even tony soprano was smart enough to use pay
The intelligence community cant be that stupid...so the real reason for monitoring everyone is not to catch terrorists etc...the real reason is to
cause mass paranoia...and coerce everyone to be submissive..or else.
Also this "leaked" information that they are monitoring everyone...how leaked is it really?? seriously. They want to reinforce the message that "WE
ARE WATCHING YOUR EVERY MOVE". Well only an authoritarian parent would want to make children believe that, so they behave like well trained drones.
We have seen this pattern of behavior in the USSR..and we will see it again and again in the future. The Stazi had files on every citizen, and the
west cried foul back in the day, about police states and big brother authoritarian regimes... but the FBI had files on everyone too..or almost...or
was that the CIA.
So you have history repeating itself..as it always does anyhow. Lets face it, we do not need cell phones, we do not "need" the internet. And perhaps
we should all just quit making it so easy for "them" to monitor us. i mean how much less full of anxiety would you be if you knew you couldn't be
monitored? So opt out of the technological BS, it hasn't improved your life, just allowed you to become monitored voluntarily. Of course if you know
you made a willing deal with the devil in the first place, the first time you used the internet, then you already accepted you gave up your privacy.
To me its much like drinking alcohol or smoking...there are potential consequences that people like to forget about...thats the internet.
on 8-6-2013 by TheBlackHat because: (no reason given)