by: the Common Constitutionalist
Recently Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke at an international security conference in Singapore. During his speech he said: “The United States has expressed our concerns about the growing threat of cyber intrusions.”
He was speaking of the cyber attacks on our military by the Chinese government. For quite some time China has been hacking U.S. computer networks, stealing data, both government and corporate.
Hagel continued: “The key is for the differences to be addressed on the basis of a continuous and respectful dialogue. The two nations must build trust in order to avoid military miscalculations.”
Well isn’t this the Wok calling the kettle black or vice versa. Or maybe it’s some sort of sick poetic justice.
Why, whatever do you mean, you might say?
Is this not virtually the same thing our government is doing to us, particularly to those on the right?
Yet while China says almost nothing about their hacking and data mining, our president mockingly states in a speech about a month ago that the right wing fear mongers (my words, not his) will constantly “warn that tyranny is right around the corner”.
Well, I’m here to say he’s wrong. It’s not right around the corner; it’s all up in our grill (a little street lingo).
Hagel pledged that: “The U.S. is determined to work closely with China and other nations to establish appropriate standards for behavior in cyberspace.”
How sweet that we want to make nice and work with the Chinese while our own anti-constitutional government collects so much data on us it would make Orwell blush.
Data on potentially everyone in the country via the NSA’s “PRISM” program, all housed in a massive new 1 million square-foot storage facility in Utah.
What China is doing is abhorrent, but is it really that much different than what the Obama team is perpetrating on us?
The NSA has direct access to the servers of nine major Internet companies. They can now track every e-mail, photograph, every video as well as all other forms of electronic communication.
It’s funny (not ha ha) that our “leaders” are all about the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the globe. They pontificate against totalitarian regimes in foreign lands, yet call us alarmists when we see the same things happening here.
Obama stated that you can’t have 100% freedom and 100% security. I agree, but I wasn’t aware freedom is a zero-sum game.