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The Spying Game

Watch what you say in the UK. This article, just one of many popping up around Europe and the US, shows that, not only is London the town with the most surveillance cameras per capita in the world (unless you count Chicago, where they tie in more privately owned CCTV sources, but who’s counting), but now anything you say or text is going to be recorded, traced, tracked and logged as well. London has over 12,000 CCTV cameras, costing approximately $380 million, yet 80% of their crimes go unsolved. Clearly, money well spent.

Spying on civilians happens here in the good ‘ol US of A too. Los Angelinos are up in arms about being tracked on their cell phones without warrant or notification, but who doesn’t love the LAPD, right? The Washington Post says that this is happening all over the country. But don’t disappear, our boys in blue won’t be alone at the donut shop while on brake from tracking you down, their comrades from the DHS will be out in force too. Yes, those same liberty loving patriots that just ordered 450 million rounds of hollow point ammunition and a boatload of mobile,  bullet proof security booths will be out en masse too. [BTW – hollow point ammunition isn’t meant to “stop or deter”, they are made to blow people’s heads and limbs off, and nothing else]. The DHS also announced that it plans to increase the number of unannounced check points that TSA’s VPER teams will be manning at freeways, sporting events and shopping malls near you. Yes, the TSA is not just for airports anymore. The “T” is for transit, or travel. Driving is traveling. Heck, walking is traveling. You should have to pass security to walk your dog, right? Don’t worry, you don’t have anything to hide… DO YOU? We just need your papers, please. Madam, papers please!!!

And if you think you’re “off the grid” because you live in a beautiful, quaint little hamlet somewhere, relax, I’m sure the recently launched, FBI secret spy satellite would never be looking for domestic terrorists. No. Not where you are, it’s too remote. You, your family and your privacy are all safe and sound. That is, unless you fit any of the descriptions on the FBI’s ridiculous new lists of evil-doer activities to look out for; like if you wear blue jeans, or pay with cash, or talk about the constitution “too much”. Seriously, follow that last link and click on some of the lists of things you’re supposed to be very, very aware of and report. The person sitting next to you, right now, is probably a terrorist. Actually, you probably are too. You really should turn yourself in.

Had enough of this nonsense? Want to just bail out and go live somewhere else? Well, just make sure your taxes are paid.  That’s right, California’s own freedom fighting sweetheart, Barbara Boxer has introduced a bill that says you may not leave the US if you haven’t paid your taxes, and it’s making progress. The content of SB-1813 MAP 21 contains sections which say that unless you are up to date with paying the IRS (the privately run collection agency for the privately run-for profit, criminal Federal Reserve, neither being any part of the US government) you cannot leave the United States. Why don’t we all drop her a line and tell her how thankful we are that she’s here to protect us. Of course, in true blue, bloated government style, this comes to us as part of a “highway safety” bill. Makes perfect sense to me.

MAP 21 stands for “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act”. Beyond the redundancy of that title, I can assure you it is in no way related to the United Nations “map” for their Agenda “21” plans, and any similarity is purely and completely a coincidence. Right… You might want to do your own image search and take a look at the legend on that map. This MAP is from a UN plan revealed about 1998, and it outlines how the US population will be restricted, reduced and re-allocated  in an attempt to live more harmoniously with nature and embrace Biodiversity.  But that leads to another topic…


Life, Liberty and the PURSUIT of Happiness…

Let’s start with this:.. This world doesn’t owe you anything…

Just because you woke up this morning doesn’t mean you “get to” do the same tomorrow. Inertia doesn’t create entitlement. Sometimes the bad guys win. Life can be hard, wear a cup. However, sometime, life is… breathtaking. Beautiful, beyond measure, description or price. That’s what makes it worth living. But that’s not a “Wookie Life Debt” that Mother Gaia must spend the rest of her days providing for you. Some days you win, some you loose.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are outlined as “inalienable rights” in the declaration of independence. Let’s look at what that actually says.

  • Life – You should be allowed to be alive. Take this for granted? Look back but a couple hundred years. Not long ago it was a pretty brazen idea to offer people such an idea as a “god given right”. People were serfs, slaves, or worse.
  • Liberty – one of the most powerful, and misunderstood words in the English language. Liberty means the ability, choice, opportunity and freedom to chase after what you want, so long as it doesn’t infringe upon another person quest for same. It’s the right to try to better your life in whatever way you think is best.
  • The pursuit of happiness… Here’s where our modern world falls down, skins it’s knee and nurses the wound (like Peter Griffin), for way to long. The “pursuit” of happiness is just that; a pursuit. You are entitled to pursue it. It’s not guaranteed to you. You’re not entitled to have it, just because you woke up this morning, took out your recycling, did a prayer while kneeling towards mecca then went to temple (mixed ideologies on purpose). But what did the founding fathers of this country really mean by this phrase?..

That you have the right to “pursue” happiness. You don’t get it, just “because”, but you have the right to create it for yourself and no one of any status, state or stature can tell you that you can’t. This world doesn’t owe you anything. But, it’s given you access to everything. You make your own reality with the choices you make. If you’re reading this then, most likely, you’re a fairly comfortably, working class person, and that is great. You got to be that. The world didn’t “owe” that to you.  Pursue your happiness. Attack it like you’re a white tiger and it is the head of a strangely ambiguously gay man in a fancy satin outfit. Or something…

When you start to apply the arcane, outmoded and incomplete philosophies of Left / Right, Donkey / Elephant to this idea it quickly turns into an absolutely stupid argument where the “right” says “We made our fortunes, why can’t you? Fight your own fights, starve if you fail, but my money is mine and I’ll screw you to get yours too”. The “left” says “We are all inhabitants of the same planet, none better, none worse. Greed, hoarding and aggression are bad and only lead to corruption, pollution and killing and everyone has a right to basic comforts, shelter and food”. Both (obviously simplified) approaches are missing the core point. The pursuit of happiness doesn’t give you the entitlement to rape, plunder and steal. The pursuit of happiness also does not entitle you to food on your table.  It just says that no government can prevent you from making your own way. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but for the past few decades, that has gotten harder and harder to do in this country.

Now, go make something great happen. While you still can.