Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power – George Orwell, “1984”
Anyone remember Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign? I recall it vividly because he almost conned me into registering and voting against McCain. One of his specific campaign platform planks was to repeal many of the Executive Orders signed by Bush which enabled the Government to have access to your private cellphone and email conversations. Of course, once elected, one of the first big Executive Orders signed by Obama further extended the Bush initiatives.
Now Obama is going to sign an Executive Order today at Stanford which will further open up the invasion by Big Government and Big Corporations into your private matters:
The order sets the stage for new private-sector led “information sharing and analysis organizations” (ISAOs) – hubs where companies share cyber threat data with each other and with the Department of Homeland Security – Reuters
I would urge you to not buy into the mainstream media spin on this that the EO will make America safer. What this Executive Order does is further extend the Government’s tentacles of power around your life. Having grown up during the Cold War, with the old Soviet Union as the true arch-enemy of democracy and freedom, I never in my wildest imagination ever thought that would I see a world in which Russia resembles more of what the U.S. used to be and the U.S. resembles what the old Soviet Union used to be…