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Paranoid Conspiracy Theory Rant

January 25, 2008

I think as a member of the younger generation, we tend to look at things a little differently. We are the “Global” generation, the first generation to have the opportunity to take advantage of the internet and embrace the global community at our fingertips.

In our parents eyes it may seem like we have abandoned religion, but what we have done is become more tolerant of other religions and cultures. We don’t feel the need to force our beliefs on others. We value freedom, but in a different way than our parents. We value knowledge, and the knowledge that we can obtain through freedom of speech, trough the internet. We are a generation that has taken a simple tool that our parents used to trade “email chain letters” and to look at porn, and turned it into a tool vital to the growth of our nation and us as a people. We grow exponentially, at a rate that our forefathers struggle to keep up with. Government struggles to keep up with the pace of the World Wide Web, and as a consequence they try to restrict it. They pass laws and legislation that take away our freedoms rather than encouraging us to grow, and that is what influences me the most… the loss of freedom. Not just freedoms related to the internet, but us as a people… as a whole.

I can remember way back, in what would now be considered the early days of the internet now, hearing about a government project to secretly monitor personal email and phone calls both domestically and abroad. The government of coarse denied the existence of such projects and said that they would never use such a technology on its own people even if it did exist… now we have “The Patriot Act”, and nobody wonders where that technology came from. Instead we just volunteered our privacy away without any questions, but just a few short years earlier the entire internet was in an uproar over the rumors or projects “Echelon” and “Carnivore” who were just simply renamed and incorporated into Homeland Security. The NSA now has the right, and ability, to listen to our phone conversations, and read our email without even having to obtain a warrant. *link here*

I’m not some “conspiracy theory nut”, but I’m also not a fan of “Big Brother” being able to snoop though my personal life without being checked. There’s an old saying: “Power corrupts, and absolute power absolutely corrupts.”

Our system of government was set up with a series of “checks and balances” to protect us from any branch of the government, or person, gaining too much power and becoming corrupt, but the events of the past few years have made us afraid to question our leaders and their actions for fear of being persecuted as “unpatriotic”.

I used to think that all those “militia guys” were a bunch of fruit cups, but now more than ever I do have a fear of the government coming into my home one day, confiscating anything they deem unacceptable, and assuming total control of our lives. 1984?

Everybody likes to talk about all the power the government has been able to usurp under the Patriot Act and throw things out there about them being able to hold people indefinitely without charges, the “Black Op” sights, phone taps, and stuff like that… but nobody really takes notice the really sinister stuff, because it’s so subtle.

How many people do you know that carry a cell phone? Almost everybody, right? Did you know that the FCC regulated that in 2001 all cell phone had to have a GPS device installed inside of them, for “safety reasons”. The reasoning behind this was that in the event of an emergency, when you dialed 911, they would be able to locate you. What they didn’t tell you is that they were already able to do this before the GPS, all they had to do was triangulate your signal from the nearest cell towers and they could locate within a few feet, but they needed the help of your cellular provider to do so. Now why would they want every American to carry a device that would allow them to track you without anyone else’s knowledge? Your guess is as good as mine, but the better question is: “Why would you willingly wear a tracking device on you everywhere you go?”

VeriChip, the company that makes those little ID chips for your pets, recently petitioned the government to start human trials on military personnel. *link here* This company wants to implant microchips under the skin of people! They want to replace dog tags with a small RFID chip that contains all of your personal information on them! That sounds just a little too apocalyptic for comfort too me. On the surface it may seem harmless enough, but the potential for misuse far outweighs the potential good that may come of it.

First it starts with the military personnel, and after the public becomes comfortable with the idea it’s expanded to include all people in government service like police, firemen, and all other public servants. From there we’re only a short step away from having every American implanted at birth. They say that it would only be for identification purposes, but what’s to stop them from strategically placing small RFID readers all over and being able to track your each and every movement?

I for one have no desire to be “Red Flagged” because I frequent the same 7-11 that a suspected terrorist works at, lol.

Here’s a little food for thought, the government wants to know what you’ve been searching for on Google. They don’t just want to know where you’re going and what you‘re doing, but they want to know what you’re learning. If they know what you’re reading and what you know, then that makes you easier to control.

I also remember, once upon a time, long long ago… when a movie called “Enemy of the State” came out and raised a lot of questions about the government’s ability to spy on it’s own people and it’s potential for misuse. The government of coarse denied that they had such technology, and had no intent of ever developing anything along those lines. That of coarse was in a pre-9/11 America, now the technology that they openly admit to having makes that stuff look like shit you can buy at Radio Shack.

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  1. darialois
    January 27, 2008 at 4:30 am

    its: absolute power corrupts absolutely…

  2. January 27, 2008 at 7:20 am

    *shrug* I’ve heard it said both ways… same meaning.

    Also, it’s: “it’s” while we’re correcting people 😛

  3. January 27, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Not a fanatic, or even a paranoid citizen, but I do know what is in store for all of us.
    Digital implants will be introduced into the mainstream public as a guise to help commerce, all your billing information will be encoded on the chip, your banking, credit balances, address, even what bills you still owe. This chip will track all your transactions as well as your whereabouts 24-7.

    At first, people will think it’s great, to not have to worry about your credit card being stolen, and the first child saved from a kidnapped will seal the deal and everyone will want to have the chip.

    That is the time Big Brother will really be watching us.

  4. February 24, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    inevitable.

    its evolution.

    and just like every other great civilization that has risen up we will one day be excavated and studied as to why our lush utopia became a desert wasteland.

    the never ending cycle starts again.

    we are all just sea monkeys anyway so who really gives a shit.

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