Friday, June 28, 2013

GCHQ and the Eye of Sauron

The recent `revelations` that Britain`s GCHQ has been spying on what appears to be the entire population by accessing their e mails, search engine Internet searches and telephone calls should come as no surprise unless you have been burying your head in the sand for the last 20 years.

For many years we have been warning people not to engage in `social media` sites. Apart from this activity being senseless and pointless you deserve all that you get by revealing the most intimate details of your life to absolute strangers. Now they know that as predicted in George Orwell`s excellent and prophetic novel 1984, published in 1948 Big Brother is truly observing your every thought, word and action. The desperate need for the government to encourage, persuade, cajole and coerce people to `go online` is now revealed for what it is. The primary reason for this big push for us all to `go digital` is to enable their security services to have a broader base of people to spy on. Now they do not need to follow us in cars whilst they peer over the tops of their newspapers. All they have to do is remain at their desks in GCHQ, the National Domestic Extremism Unit of the Metropolitan Police, MI5 and M16 and who knows what other secret secret spy agencies and tap into our telephone lines and everything is revealed. The government`s failed attempt to push through its unpopular Draft Communications Data Bill was merely a smokescreen as they have been routinely spying on us for years, stealing our data on a day to day business. They have no need whatsoever to involve Internet Service Providers. The bill was a red herring.

Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag will this change anything for the millions of smart phone addicts and morons who seek their 15 minutes of fame on Facebook, Twitter and the like? I doubt it. Most people really don`t care what their government does to them. They are walking blindfolded into the world predicted by both George Orwell and Professor Tolkien. The Eye of Sauron sees everything, not only our digital communications  but through a conservatively estimated nearly 2,000,000 CCTV cameras, more than any other country in the world including communist China!  It is virtually impossible for any of us to avoid the All Seeing Eye of Sauron.

It is significant that in several places in Tolkien`s Lord of the Rings the Eye of Sauron is referred to as the Lidless Eye. Why `lidless` you may ask? Because it never sleeps! Our surveillance is constant!
I would encourage people to only use digital communications as a last resort and to never reveal sensitive information using modern media. The old fashioned letter and postage stamp has much to commend it. It is still the most secure means of distant communications.

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