By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
That’s a question that everyone on the Internet better start asking and fast… Two articles today:
Both of these raise serious privacy concerns for individuals on the Internet. And, I for one, believe that this is an effort to control the Internet just as the Diversity Czar, Mark Lloyd and the Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein have intended to do all along…
So Google wants to team up with the NSA to protect their investment from the Chinese? Well, considering that we just lowered the threat level on Chinese spying, thanks to Obama, who can blame them? But, I smell a privacy rat here… A violation of our Constitutional rights.
Ask yourself, who do ya trust baby? Do you really trust the NSA not to violate your rights as an American citizen? Do you really think that someone won’t abuse this power in the government? Dream on… The same goes for the police having open access to email and Internet accounts. Most of the time, it would probably be for the general good. But what if someone in the government decides to target an individual or company? Never happen? Just refer back to Obama’s enemies list and the National Security report on extremists in the USA. Remember the one where gun owners, church goers, ex-military and tea party protesters were labeled as threats to the homeland? Well, giddy up, because this could add a whole new dimension to that scenario. And it won’t be warm and fuzzy… It will involve a knock on your door or the door being kicked in.
This seriously gives me the creeps and it will not end well if it comes to fruition. Virtually everyone now is on the Internet in one way or the other. This would be the ultimate tracking tool and could be used however was deemed fit against anyone. It would give the US government, the NSA and law enforcement power to the nth degree… We might do well to remember the words of Benjamin Franklin:
“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.”
– Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard’s Almanac