Seriously, the only thing you can do is unplug. From everything. And well, 99.99% of people won't.
Gadgets and computers and life is too convenient, easy, laid back. Most people won't break a sweat willingly by exercising, hence we have epidemic
obesity. Microwaves, fast food, instant gratification. Life in the fast lane.
So, the governments have exploited that. While most weren't looking, they snuck in the unwatched backyard, and took advantage of vulnerabilities most
didn't even know existed. Even now that they know, they are helpless to do anything. Even ATS, you think you are anonymous because you hide behind 6
proxies on your way here? Don't make me laugh.
If they access the backbones, which is exactly what was revealed, it just doesn't matter. This was suspect years ago when people set up such things as
the Cracker remailer that "hackers" used. Anon remailers, where the admins didn't keep the records, when ordered in court to turn over users info,
shrugged and said, "We don't keep records on users, sorry!"
The only option was obvious, move upstream, and catch them at the main entrances, the backbones.
At this point, there is only one thing that will "save" us, and it will send us back, temporarily, to the dark ages. An EMP. The bad thing is, we will
only emerge two years or so later that much more behind, that much more ignorant, but much cleaner of government snooping. Sadly, the cycle would only
start all over again.
We, the people allowed it, helped create it, allowed our rights to be trampled in the name of "safety", allowed corrupt pols to remain in office, and
sat on our bums while voter fraud ran rampant and typed like angry key board warriors as more of our rights were stripped away.
We, the people, are as guilty as the government in creating this monster, and now we are helpless to stop it.
Even now, even as we know what we do, NOTHING is going to stop it, it is and will continue to go on. No one cares enough to do anything more that
gritch about it online.
How typical, how expected, is that? And they knew it was likely all we would do.
Oh, they worried a bit it might go haywire, and DHS stocked up for some riots, but it's already over, but the whining.
And not one person has protested. They, we, won't get out of the AC and off our comfy couches, and go DO something.
We deserve what we get. We earned it.
edit on 23-6-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)