"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb protesting the vote."
- I agree with the quote from V For Vendetta, “People shouldn’t be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.”
- I believe there should be balance in the government, left and right hashingit out with their national constituents in mind. All left or all right is “too much California” or “too much New York”, too soft or too much “every man for himself!”, but instead the opinions of everyone living in each place are equally valid because they help everyone in the long run..
- I believe too much privatization has made government no longer culpable to its people making all US citizens into lambs, and I believe we need to create and maintain digital arms to protect ourselves.
- I believe I’m not the only one to feel this way.
Technology is woven into every fabric of our lives. This site and its content is intended to provide the information people need to take control of their technology, enabling them to find some semblance of liberty in this technological era. Its purpose is to help you learn how to not get tracked against your will, keep advertisers from preying on you and your family and teach you how to maintain control of the home computer you purport to own, to list a few. Some articles here are technical and I myself am a technician, but I try to write things in a way that non-technical people can still follow to their benefit.
To quote waragainstallpuertoricans.com (which everyone needs to visit, by the way):
In order not to be branded a “terrorist” by the FBI or a “disruptive employee” by the FCB, Puerto Rians will have to be very careful or they could lose their jobs, income and even their freedom.
Those in power are self righteous in their position and disposition, they don’t like it when their cash cows try and reclaim liberty. Common sense and anonymity are the people’s greatest allies in this time. Radical, strong but individually led rebellion can be crushed, and with the police being militarized it would be bloody and short. Violence isn’t the answer, it’s a flash-in-the-pan that only serves to strengthen the oppressors. That said, consider the Occupy movement – it was the greatest strike for civil liberties in our time and what change did it actually achieve? While we work for better, we need to be streetwise in this technological era.
I have been a computer security professional for over 30 years and have worked for or consulted with state and federal government, financial institutions and businesses huge and tiny. Individual, inalienable human rights are being trampled on every day and it’s getting worse, fast. Everyone should do what they can, and this is what I can do.