Editorial #341 Compromising Security for Security
Can you relate to this?
I have a page in my notebook with over fifty user names and pass words to access accounts on my computer. To further complicate the matter, some of these passwords are time sensitive requiring them to be changed periodically.
Passwords have become a normal part of our age. Now, an additional real time verification is often requiring us to transmit the number sent to our personal device. The latest verification step, after clearing these other hurdles, is to send a picture of my driver’s license, pass port or national Identification card? This is like giving your gun to a robber who is stealing your money.
For a private company to think one would give very sensitive identity information to a company that wants to secure my privacy is ridiculous. This is what FB is now asking, for the privilege to post commentaries on their site.
What are we doing about it? Nothing, because no one wants be doxed or targeted for retaliation if one does not comply or follow their dishonest agenda. Is this the new cost of exercising our constitutional right to free speech? If we do exercise free speech, are we subject to scorn of the mob rule of democracy?
These social media platforms have become the sewer where freedom of speech is allowed only if it agrees with their deep state’s agenda. It is a ‘gold mine’ for information where they are finding out more about us than we know about ourselves.
It has become a “badge of honor” to be in Facebook jail or canceled for getting too close to exposing their hypocrisy.
Lack of integrity and trust is the reason robbers and rioters wear a mask. It isn’t for Covid-19. If a company or the government wants to know everything about us, they should share all their private information as well for everyone one to see. If they have nothing to hide, what are they afraid of? Integrity is when one would not be ashamed if everything they did was on the front page of the local paper. How many politicians, bureaucrats and lobbyists would allow that?
What better way to control a society than to have half of the country, which does not pay taxes, give away their privacy to get the money from the other half of the country, which pays for everything? The sad part is, everyone has a price. The alarming part is that price is so cheap for many people. It is like the “Thirty Pieces of Silver that betrayed Christ” but we are betraying our own privacy to those who can’t be trusted.
The latest attempts to pass these massive government spending programs are the same methods socialist governments use to control mindless voters who feeds at the government trough. The more pigs they can get at the trough the more control they have. They want all your private information to get that “Free Money”. Does that sound like a fair trade?
We have all heard the stories about the atrocities in Nazi Germany, where businesses, neighborhoods, neighbors, friends and relatives were arrested and no one did anything to stop them. When they came for them, there was no one left to resist.
The shouts of fear and terror by those ruined by this tyranny, are so loud that it seems impossible to imagine our society does not hear the impending dangers lurking in these government boondoggles. The real rage comes when the government thinks we are so stupid to believe it is paid for and won’t cost anything. This hypocrisy exposes the price tag that is destined to destroy free speech, take away our human rights and ruin our once great country!
This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.
Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check his website www.keithkube.com for past editorials.