Yesterday listening to several CBC interviews concerning the Edward Snowdon affair [ http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/technology/story/1.2612746 ]. Edward Snowdon [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden ], whistle blower on US spying into ordinary citizens’ private lives.
Spying, must be fun ! Although in fact few care about this any more. We all know that more spying is going on by large Internet conglomerates who control social media and mail service systems. With each e-mail I sent I am expecting that robot programs are going through and extracting certain key data from my mail. In fact, I am testing this theory sometimes. See, what is happening.
My earliest encounter with ‘Police State’ mentality has been during WWII, when the Gestapo was persecuting citizens who were against the regime. We had those buggers also in our home, threatening my mother, who consequently attempted to commit suicide. [Should be noted that during those times the Gestapo made short business with people, their heads got chopped off = guillotine.]
Therefore, this entire affair of spying on citizens, or former CIA/NSA personnel leaking documents to the public, all of which disclosing how the United States has been spying on the ordinary ‘man in the street’, leaves me cold. It strikes me like a comic show. Not so comic was my first run in at Syracuse University with the Police State bureaucracy there: When you return from an evening class and walk in the street on Campus they will stop you and ask what you do and where you go. [Welcome back, Mr. Hitler should I say – not http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_Back,_Kotter ] .
After all, those who are spied upon are taxpaying citizens and pay for those who make up the (Police State) government.