It’s hard to write, some say–writers bloc is what they all complain about, or apathy to the craft; or, as many of the vain new crop of egoists describe ‘source material’ is hard to come by.Like that moron, who preyed upon the stories of othered people in order to write ‘ Fight Club.” What a vapid moron he is indeed–like most who pick up the pen.
Most if not all writers are engaged with navel gazing amongst themselves, or superiority complexes that erode their ability to perceive good subject matter; and even more are just deluded, having taen classes and seminars, and attempted to assert themselves amongst the writerly, that they lose their initiative at the starting line.
I never had that problem–in fact, envy them, really. After all, tonight once again, I am attempting to put words and phrases together on a computer that is stained with globs of dried juice on the screen, remnants of pretzels and (sticky keys vying against each other because of, well, spilt juice and more juice) oily fingerprint residues that force my fingertips to skate from button to key from too many salty snacks; missing keys on my keyboard because my inner imp has become an outer imp–and that imp, having no clue as to the protocols of the elders of computer use.
But I forgive myself that imp-she is after all my most treasured and most loved expression of my own attachment to the ruthless and fertile battleground of nature, as embodied by any close analysis of soil, and its attachments.
Or, for the metaphor challenged–I share my own computer with my two year old, who is natures gift to this earth–and, if I can enlist any and all allies for her sake–she will be a gift to this society as none other (at one year old, she had figured out the mystery of qi; and at two, has learned to fight with, and flee when necessary, from swords, and ‘bees’).
Well, enough of that–as history will show us, they are coming to take her away–the state sponsored kidnappings of chilldren in America is a gruesome, soul wrenching enterprise; a very lucrative, multibillion dollar side industry thrives in America–baby farming, and social services child farming– where morons, the religious cult oriented, and also the primitivist, gendered and sexualized narratives are favored over parental guidance that seeks new directions for children; and those opposing narratives are in direct conflict with the aforementioned narratives, and lose, most of the time.
But that is neither here nor there–what IS here, and NOW however, is fallout and the reaction and outrage to the recent revelations by Edward Snowden–followed on the heels of the Wiki-leaks revelations of Julian Assange,via the brave whistle-blowing of Chelsea/Bradley Manning.
Note that all these men and women have one thing in common: the US and its press lap dogs have downplayed or manipulated, or been complicit i slandering the sexuality –slandering and ‘othering’ the sexuality or gender of these hero’s.
This is no small thing–indeed, many if not all smear campaigns and COINTELPRO style character assassinations have at their very heart this odd FBI, NSA, etc blackmail of ones personal, private sexuality.
How odd, for a free country, to deploy such narratives. I guess Eva Braun-v- Shecklegruber worked in the LAST century…
But here is a blast from the past (something I was working on about NSA, FBI, methods that were in play, and programs that I was working out) that touches on my own personal blackmailing by same–attempts by the state and agents of the state to frame me in this or that light–and, my reaction to that ‘framing’.
Here is a piece of a piece I wrote in MAY, 2011, while I was working on how I could get this message to those who might care, or those who might believe me, and not call me ‘crazy’ or dismiss my evidence then as improbable–which we now now via the above men and woman is indeed what is REALLY HAPPENING.
Here, below, is something I wrote that documented in real time what they were doing, and that, at the time, tended to make me sound paranoid and delusional
MAY, 2011, written from a Somali Internet Cafe, or via a throwaway hot spot:
How often do we hear some entitled idiot say “I don’t care if they spy on my phone or my internets, I ain’t doin’ nothin’ wrong.”?
What about every time your phone or connection is hijacked by some pop-up, or virus? Did it ever occur to you, as you look at Al Jazeera for the latest news in Iraq, or Afghanistan , that your pop-up might actually be leaving a cyber-trail to places you did not want to go?
Did it occur to you that just because you read Al Jazeera, that some pimple faced, X-box playing IT-trained soldier could be sitting in the Phillipines, or Iraq and actually leading you through some experiment ordered by his superiors? Because your ‘profile’—after all , terrorists read Al Jazeera—fits the type; that he or she might be reading along with you?
What if he/she decides to throw you a pop-up, or a re-direct, so they can follow your behavior, and add to your profile? Another mindless cog in a world-wide wheel has the power to reroute your actual browser requests, and replace them with wheel-cog grease.
And what if they throw you something worse, which sits in a folder in your system until you have been determined to be either a “good guy“, or a “bad guy“? Then, what happens when you give that computer to grandma?
Do you gamble online? Every time your redirected offshore, it could be to a U.S. government data base, and it could be leaving traces of things behind; it could even be opening a “back door” and mining your personal photos, or mindlessly routing other traffic through you.
How about porn? Sure, it’s legal, and quite free—but did you ever notice what the pop-us and redirects leave behind? Probably not, but they did make a mess, and that mess can be a useful tool to gain your compliance somewhere in the future. And the data left behind, especially if it made it into your “profile,” might say nothing about you at all, but to them? Well, you might one day NOT run for president…
The fact that you don’t care, or allow them to spy on your connection means you also allow them to do that to others as well. In order for them to spy on an individual, they assemble hundreds of thousands of cyber-profiles gleaned from routers and switches that connect with hundreds of thousands of other peoples connections.
Your mother; your grandmother; dear old dad, and the grand kids. All the data goes into a database, and then that base is routinely referenced and cross referenced for keywords and e-mail addresses. Referenced FOREVER. Worse, every couple of years, some pimple faced IT kid in some branch of our military or police structure gets to look at it.
How do your tax returns look? Remember that charitable donation to your Uncle Sal—the one he bought the boat with? How will it compare to others in 10 years? It is all of the power of the IRS, but flagged, or red flagged, and amplified by infinity. How about your kid’s baby pictures?
And what if at some point those smart Chinese kid hackers grow up and gain your data? Personally, I could trust them with it: it’s the Russian Mob, the Nigerian 419’er, and the FBI that I don’t—they have all shown themselves more than willing to break fundamental laws to gain their purposes. Only the latter has consistently shown a disdain for Civil Rights, and the law itself[ here, and here, here– well you get the idea.] and more than once is federal police power unaccountable for its law breaking scandals [ here, here, here ], but worst of all: you have nothing to say about it.
Why? because the internet is forever. Privacy? Not for long with you around.
It is the social equivalent of you believing that because you keep your curtains open, anyone who prefers privacy must have something to hide; and the social equivalent of you believing that you have a right to peak into someone else’s curtains.
You don’t, it’s against the law, and your belief might one day backfire, because you never know who else is on those same routers, and those same switches —and you definitely don’t know ‘who knows who’, until you wake up with an enemy you never knew you had—right here at home, in the good ol’ USA.
So what does that make you, with your belief in rights to look into someone else’s curtains? And what will stop them from planting evidence on your computer? Your continued silence about our nation’s censorship and other abuses is your guarantee? What’s your mothers, or fathers, or kids, or neighbors privacy guarantee?
It certainly isn’t you. You are the broken link in the security chain.
Since this was written, everything that I described has come to pass and more. Edward Snowden revealed that what I said was true. I was wrong on many points–for instance, the U.S. NAVY is a primary force in the off shore redirection of internet searches, but the Army and Air Force all have Ops in this direction; it has been revealed that the “five eyes” have worked together to subvert the U.S. Constitution–British secret services collect data for the NSA, the NSA collects data FOR Brit secret services–Germany is a virtual listening post for the US security and surveillance state; local cops in every of these nations utilize the masive stolen data to further surveillance on dissenters in their homes and on the street, etc., in “real time”(one of my favorites is the downloadable ‘apps’ that can be corrupted via code injection, or redirection to police state friendly websites whose apps are pre-loaded with privacy violating back doors–like cc cleaner, or anything related to ‘torrents.’ The surveillance apparatus has hacked and in REAL TIME been able to co-opt any torrent on the net, and subvert or re-route any search for torrents, anywhere in the world*
Also, as we now know, firewalls and anti-virus are useless against these subversions. And much, MUCH MORE.
* you will see at a later date