Open letter to the Police State and its supporters,
The right to privacy is a basic human need – as is the right to mingle with others freely. This is at the very foundation of human life – and maybe life it self. I believe we call it it freedom in the human world.
Imagine a world where privacy is no longer possible. Whatever you do, whatever you say, where ever you go, with whom you are together is recorded and stored centrally by a National Security Agency in a Police State.
It is no longer possible to have a private conversation with a friend without the Police State listens in, record and store your conversation. And you even have to worry about friends backgrounds because your very association with them is on public record. Its no longer possible to help a friend, talk to your neighbor, do business in privacy because all is on public record.
Your hobbies, interests, readings, private life and political views is recorded, analyzed and stored. Your eating habits, your consumption of unhealthy foods, alcohol and drugs are recorded. Your childhood, adolescence, adult life and family history now also belongs to the Police State. Even your sexual preference is on public record for safety reasons. Your medical record, health history and genetic make up belongs to the archives in the Police State. And all your private property and significant belongings is under constant surveillance by the National Security Agency.
For public safety reasons in the Police State the National Security Agency pieces every imaginable sort of information it can collect about you together and fits it into a complete and auto updated profile on you. The Police State will hold such records for themselves on all citizens of the world.
Just imagine this!
Now realize that this scenario is very close to the reality we currently live in or at least realize that is a near likely future of the world.
To be able to spy on all citizens in the world in all aspects without limitation of any kind is the aspiration, hopes and dreams of almost every National Security Agency all over the world!
How can this kind of surveillance power only exist for the safety of the public when it belongs to the few in power?
This is ‘not something I’m willing to live under’!
I will rather live with uncertainty, insecurity and fear in a fragile democracy, than live in a certain, secure and peaceful surveillance Police State. I object to the idea of a Police State. And I will work against the realization of a world wide Police State.
Reference:Edward Snowden: US surveillance ‘not something I’m willing to live under’ Interview by Glenn Greenwald in theguardian, 8th. of July 2013
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights United Nations ( UN )
Internet Privacy wikipedia.org
The Tor Project – Web Online Anonymity
DuckDuckGo – Anonymous Searching of the Internet
Pretty Good Privacy – Protect your files and email with open source encryption