In The most shocking revelation from the CIA spying scandal on March 8, 2017, Simon Black writes:
It happened again– another spying scandal in the Land of the Free. Yesterday Wikileaks released 8,761 CIA documents detailing the agency’s hacking of smart phones, routers, computers, and even televisions. These files reveal that the CIA can and has hacked devices that were supposedly secure– iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.
Using spyware with nicknames like, “Assassin”, “Medusa”, “Brutal Kangaroo”, and “Weeping Angel”, he says, “the CIA is deliberately infecting personal computers (and) hacking WiFi routers to deploy software that monitors Internet activity … . Their spyware cannot be detected. … No device that’s connected to the outside world is truly safe.”
He continues that,
They’ve also managed to make the rest of the world believe that Russian hackers, not the CIA, are behind all this malware and spyware. It’s like a restatement of that old Mission: Impossible line– “Should any of your IM force be caught or killed… we’ll blame Russia.” … Spying on citizens and allies? That’s what the Soviet Union did.
But now it’s happening here.
This is just the latest in a pattern of brazen surveillance and flagrant Constitutional violations on the part of the US intelligence community. But that’s precisely what I find MOST concerning– the LACK of concern over these new CIA documents. … People have such a low expectation of their government now, and have become so accustomed to the government routinely violating their civil liberties, that there’s hardly any public outrage anymore … .
And when you couple that level of surveillance with his assessment that, “Any intellectual dissent from the intolerant Social Justice view is now considered ‘hate speech’,” you can, as he says, “forget about ‘free speech’.” You must speak “newspeak”.
The Fourth Amendment, which establishes “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures,” has become a distant memory.”
That is, if it is a memory at all. The frog has been so boiled that,
Some people hold the idiotic belief that, “If I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to fear.”
To them he cautions,
We all keep things private. It’s why we wear clothing, don’t discuss our personal finances in polite company, and worry when our social security number is stolen.”
If we don’t secure our valuables, we are just offering them to be stolen. If we don’t preserve the peace and safety of our loved ones, we are doing worse than that. But I suppose if we are to be good communists, that is what we must do. Only the hateful, bigoted, omniphobic (insert the phobics or your choice), racist troglodytes among us would attempt to keep and preserve what is rightfully theirs. Good communists welcome tyranny with open arms. But now we are in the 21st century so we must welcome tryanny with open minds.