The Body Snatchers

These are some dark times….It sometimes feels like we. the human species, are gasping our last breaths before some disturbing & unimaginable event. I am not talking about some fundamentalist Rapture here. I am talking about our collective stupidity which is spiraling out of control. From human-induced ecological destruction  to corporate greed/exploitation, we seem to be going nowhere fast. 
As if things weren’t bad enough, we now have the National Security State looking over our shoulders to wipe out whatever shred of dignity we had left. The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine major internet companles — including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo and Facebook. The Guardian and the Washington Post revealed the top secret program, code-named PRISM, after they obtained several slides from a 41-page training presentation for senior intelligence analysts. It explains how PRISM allows them to access emails, documents, audio and video chats, photographs, documents and connection logs. “Hundreds of millions of Americans, and hundreds of millions – in fact billions of people around the world – essentially rely on the internet exclusively to communicate with one another,” Greenwald says. “Very few people use landline phones for much of anything. So when you talk about things like online chat, and social media messages, and emails, what you’re really talking about is the full extent of human communication.” This comes after Greenwald revealed Wednesday in another story that the NSA has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. “They want to make sure that every single time human beings interact with one another … that they can watch it, and they can store it, and they can access it at any time.”

What kind of times are we living in? Personally, I don’t think this will end well….



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