The War on Terror Will be Never-ending

Alongside the willing sacrifice of privacy by a naive and lazy public, is the enforced forfeiture of civil liberties under the guise of the ‘War on Terror’. Government legislation has significantly increased surveillance, data collection, and security measures ‘for your own safety‘. And more sophisticated and intrusive methods are coming soon. England is already 90% of the way to an Orwellian society…we aren’t far behind…America is in the top 5 (or in the bottom 5 depending on your viewpoint) for the most surveillance of it’s own citizens.

We need to talk to all those computer and high technology geeks who keep inventing evil and intrusive technology to crush and take away human freedoms. Tell them to stop it. Buzz it up. Put on peer pressure. Let them know there are really evil people out there that misuse technology they invent and  that they themselves, and their children, will be negatively affected.

Americans need to get off their lazy asses and start talking to their Senators and Congressmen and let them know that we are really sick of what they are doing with our various rights. Are we going to have to fight for them again? I’m not sure that many politicians will actually try to fight the crap going on in Washington…we have to at least try. Talk to your friends and neighbors, your co-workers, your in-laws, anyone you can corner for a casual talk and plant a bug in their brain about how wrong it is.

House of Representatives

Senate

The Whitehouse

Ex-Boss of Englands MI5 service (James Bonds employer :-)) says that “Terrorist threat was ‘exploited to curb civil liberties’
Security measures brought in after September 11 attacks ‘undermined the rule of law’
Go here for full story.

This is something really important for all of us in this country…and the world actually.

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About the word of me
Interested in family and friends,grandchildren, photography, darkrooms, history, archaeology, scuba diving, computers, software, fast cars, journalism, writing, travel, ecology, news, science, and probably most other subjects you could think of. Did I mention family and friends?? I require iced tea or cold brewed coffee and a internet connection to be fully functional. Sometimes there are just so many words in my head they spill out.

2 Responses to The War on Terror Will be Never-ending

  1. Deacon Blue says:

    I would say that you might “disappear” now, but for all the surveillance, the CIA, NSA and FBI are still a bit too disorganized, sometimes incompetent and in many ways technologically behind the times to be much of a direct threat to you right now.
    😉

    That said, our civil liberties and privacy have taken huge hits. I think the USA Patriot Act, for example, was one of the most heinous pieces of legislation to ever be crapped out the Capitol Building.

  2. thewordofme says:

    Hi Deacon,

    Yea, they could make it like I never existed. My only consolation is I’m a pretty small fish in a really big pond of bloggers. 🙂

    I have heard though that many people are assigned to watch over whats going on in the blog world to make sure there is no plotting for Revolutions and such.

    Just that ‘R’ word will probably get me searched.

    I just hope for my children’s and grandchildren’s sake that at some point in the near future sanity will prevail and the Patriot act will be gone. I’m not holding my breath though.

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