reply to post by ketsuko
Ketsuko, I like your posts. On to another topic. I get the feeling that both sides are playing with a fire of which they don't know the temperature.
In other words, it is much hotter and more dangerous than anything anyone would ever want.
I can talk about how the N.S.A. spying on everyone allows the government access to personal data, and on how a panel reporting to Obama concluded that
it was perfectly suitable for abuse if someone like McCarthy comes along again, and people from all different sides can come and debate that all day
But when it comes time for someone, who is not theoretical, to come along and take advantage of that power system I don't think any one of us is going
to like it, and I think it is going to be worse than I can even imagine or write here. I actually see the Tea Partyers, liberals, libertarians,
conservatives all being rather similar - victims.
Let me give you a single example of how dangerous this could get. This is hopefully fictional, but it is an also an analysis of the current
How does someone climb the power structure to get to the point where they could abuse the N.S.A. database. Well, they would have to be driven by some
kind of delusional paranoid schizophrenic thinking and superiority complex. They might not even be aware enough to empathize with the people they will
hurt in the future.
More than likely, climbing the power structure will involve taking out opponents of the person who don't like him, which means the future leader is
going to already have experience using information and power as a control mechanism for blackmail and getting his way.
Someone will likely try to stop him from getting to power, but realize the danger after it is too late, and be silenced. Once the person is in charge
of the N.S.A. database it will also be too late and they will likely not have a political philosophy that is with it enough for anyone to agree with -
but they will have the "meta-data" (which for some reason includes tags leading it back to individuals).
In one sense, many of us in America are ripe for the picking of a delusional dictator, be us conservative or liberal, and the main reason happens to
be one of a liberal leaning - that we are lazy Americans - but I'm beginning to think that the hypothetical delusional dictator might go farther than
going after gays and atheists,
I guess that this is an analysis of the situation and what I see as possibilities that are not necessarily having checks and balances put into place
to stop them.
Is it more likely that someone like Obama will use Obama's executive powers? Or that someone fresh will come along and take advantage of loopholes in
the system? Psychologically, the second option is actually more likely, because the same psychopathic traits that would allow someone to take
advantage of "loopholes" would actually make their personality profile such that they wouldn't be able to systematically create loopholes in a complex
I shouldn't write this kind of stuff. It is way too scary.
Or I should seriously think about writing fiction or something.
27pmMon, 27 Jan 2014 12:36:50 -0600kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)