God Is Always Watching Us. But Who Else?
-by Clay Burton
Truth is Out There! So What?
This post was actually a reply to an article about Consumer Texas privacy laws but I thought it would make a cool story too.
Amen! I couldn't agree more. But is it too late? If you know me, I am not one to negatively knock every good idea or solution that comes along.
But realistically living in an age of High tech (that will only get even higher) and the use of unauthorized surveillance has already infiltrated our lives since the Internet came in the late 1960s and perpetuated since the early 1970s e.g. Silicon Valley.
Ok so, I am not going to put on my Orwellian paranoid conspiracy hat, and Yet here we are. And to think, that we all thought "Star Trek" was just a sci-fi fantasy.
So next time when you're accused of being a paranoid conspiracy theorist, it might mean that you're getting too close to the truth! LOL!
but seriously folks, though this article was absolutely correct, The public loves to get the new and popular tech devices trending that actually give away our privacy.
Even when we swipe our credit/debit card at the grocery store we are giving "legal" access to our private consumer information and that is sold to cooperation to see what the public is buying most.
Ever wonder how you are getting phone calls from all over the United States and now the caller ID shows our surrounding local cites to get you to answer the phone?
There are cameras all over our cities and towns across the country now. And yet amazingly enough folks want to put "voice-activated virtual assistant smart devices" in their homes that monitor our activities.
And also folks want to allow COVID tracking devices in our bodies or what? Hell, I don't know.
The media, cooperation, and yes our own Government are constantly telling all this is for our protection and safety, But quite frankly, I have always felt safe sitting on my toilet by myself in the bathroom when nature calls. Hello?
Ok, I could go on and on and on with more examples But the facts are it's already here and no one can do anything about it until God has had enough. Why?
Because for every new security system developed to protect our privacy the tech criminals such as hackers develop a new system to infiltrate the new security system that was meant to protect all of our privacy. And it never ends.
So when you see a commercial on T.V. that claims to offer total protection for your privacy, I just say...Really? Right. Impossible!
However, with all these seemingly negative facts, let's get back to this article and what they want to do for us. No doubt we love or devices. But the question is this.
"Do we do nothing? And simply accept it all, because there is nothing I can do about it?"
Or "At least do something to slow it down and try to protect my privacy in any way I can help and top support those trying to help us?"
I choose the latter. At least I would feel that I did something. And believe in the idea and intent of our Constitution.
The right to privacy is alluded to in the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution, which states,
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
The logical extension of the amendment to digital properties would make sense since if the internet had existed when it was written, digital documents would have been considered more important than the literal "papers" mentioned in the text.
I will conclude with two quotes
The first attributed to, historian, politician, and writer Sir Jon Acton (10 January 1834 – 19 June 1902
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men..."
The second quote (first half) is attributed to Paul Van Dere Merve (14 March 1937- 23 January 2013)
“Money makes the world go round"
But since we are in this inevitable high tech predicament, I choose to focus on the second part of this quote by Paul Van Dere Merve which ends with...
"however, happiness greases the axle. Without this lubricant, life will seize.”
Thanks for letting me share gain. Choose Happiness!😍