Privacy, Security and Sanity

Obviously, I agree with what Robert is saying.
On the pretended basis of security for all, a sort of madness has taken over and results in security for wrongdoers in the government, NGO’s and banking systems. This is accompanied by an increasing lack of security for the people and warfare against those who tell the truth.
I like this extract:But the void in this debate is at the very center: at the nature of security. If we put more energy and resources into creating a fair world — building society around common sense, the Golden Rule, universal access to decent education, environmental sustainability, and nonviolent conflict resolution — we’d reap immediate and long-lasting benefits.”

COTO Report

Obama FuhrerBy Robert C. Koehler
COTO Report

What I keep longing to hear, in the hemorrhaging national debate about Edward Snowden, whistleblowing and the NSA, is some acknowledgment of what the word “security” actually means, and what role — if any — the government should play in creating it.

“You can’t have 100 percent security and also have 100 percent privacy.”

A moment of silence, please, for the dying patriarchy. That, of course, was how President Obama explained it to the American public shortly after the spy scandal hit the fan. When did we become “the children” in our relationship with the government, irrelevant to its day-to-day operations, utterly powerless as we stand in its massive, protecting shadow?

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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3 Responses to Privacy, Security and Sanity

  1. hirundine608 says:

    Quite so. The whole ‘security” thing has and will become, so fascist.

  2. Unnecessary, extreme secrecy is the Monster running amok in the castle of national security.

    It is the Monster that has overthrown in spirit, if not in letter, a government that was meant to be of the People, by the People, and for the People.

    If unstopped, this Monster will consume to the last drop all our civil liberties which are the vital lifeblood of our partial republican democracy.

    To slay this Monster once and for all–speaking metaphorically for sustained nonviolent action by We The People–it must be dragged out into the bright light of day, subjected to the scorching sunshine that will scour away all its evil.

    Therefore, as the first step in my open-source solutioneer72-dot-com countersurveillance manifesto, I have proposed programmatic transparency with compulsory disclosure as per a variegated cloak of secrecy.

    In other words, all state surveillance actions must be logged in detail within a centralized database programmed to automatically capture such actions and alert targets (along with advocacy groups such as the ACLU, EFF, EPIC, and the National Lawyers Guild) immediately or up to no more than 13 months later, depending on where the targeted US citizen / permanent resident is listed on an innocence spectrum, from law-abiding American on one end to, on the other end, an American officially designated as a suspect in an attempted or committed act of terror.

    Such programmatic transparency will empower ordinary Americans seeking due process and redress–while inevitably sparking revelation-based debates on the morality, constitutionality, legality, and basic decency of state surveillance practices.

    Programmatic transparency, once enacted, will not only metaphorically slay the Monster, but also it will open the gates and lower the drawbridge for We The People to storm and seize the castle of national security–which is, after all, purpose-built for our protection, not our persecution.

    As the rightful rulers of this castle, We The People will then be able to holistically reshape our national security agenda–away from counterproductive, neocolonial, imperialist tactics which only create ever-new monsters to endlessly menace us–and towards a geopolitics of cosmopolitan, eco-sustainable, and truly democratic global coexistence.

  3. After almost 14 years as a target of state and non-state surveillance, I am now speaking out on behalf of all who are or will be mistreated like me, before it becomes too late for us to universally secure life, liberty, equality, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.

    For this purpose, I have set up a website (, a facebook page (Solutioneer Seventy-Two), and a twitter stream (@solutioneer72)–all promoting my open-source countersurveillance manifesto ‘Mastering the Genie of State Surveillance’.

    In it, I propose a 3-step solution for unleashing civil liberties in our era of electronic existence, while still ensuring national security in an age of asymmetric warfare.

    Please help spread word and deed by reading, critiquing, sharing, and even rewriting this manifesto–as well as by creatively incorporating it into non-violent acts of protest.

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