Sunday, July 30, 2006

National Traitors Organization

some emails re my interest in sibel's nswbc:
Is this the National Traitors Organization? What a crying shame that there are Americans like you. I wish you all the worst that life can offer.
and
Contrary to what you are claiming in your web site, I believe that you are causing the weakness of our nation's national security. I think your whistle blowing of the eavesdropping is politically motivated and irresponsible. I myself do not mind if they listen to my calls overseas because I know that I am not doing anything wrong. Only people who have evil intentions need to be concerned about this program.
extraordinary. i love the impact of the propaganda. notice that they specify "my calls overseas" - i wonder if he thinks his calls to a 1-900 sex number or his mistress across town, or him whining to his mum that nobody likes him at work might be a bit embarassing.

5 comments:

rimone said...

I myself do not mind if they listen to my calls overseas because I know that I am not doing anything wrong.

are they all this fucking braindead? totally missing the point. a few months back i posted on Bruce Schneier on privacy v. security. as he explained:

‘Some clever answers: “If I’m not doing anything wrong, then you have no cause to watch me.” “Because the government gets to define what’s wrong, and they keep changing the definition.” “Because you might do something wrong with my information.”

'My problem with quips like these — as right as they are — is that they accept the premise that privacy is about hiding a wrong. It’s not. Privacy is an inherent human right, and a requirement for maintaining the human condition with dignity and respect.

‘Two proverbs say it best: Quis custodiet custodes ipsos? ("Who watches the watchers?") and “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

‘Cardinal Richelieu understood the value of surveillance when he famously said, “If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.” Watch someone long enough, and you’ll find something to arrest — or just blackmail — with. Privacy is important because without it, surveillance information will be abused: to peep, to sell to marketers and to spy on political enemies — whoever they happen to be at the time.

‘Privacy protects us from abuses by those in power, even if we’re doing nothing wrong at the time of surveillance...'


and he goes on, wonderfully.

rimone said...

I believe that you are causing the weakness of our nation's national security

lol, it's all your fault, lukery. um, where can i sign on to that national traitors org?

lukery said...

thnx for that.

the funniest thing is that i hadnt noticed that "our national security" had now morphed into "our nation's national security"

Scott Horton said...

"Only people who have evil intentions need to be concerned about this program."

Isn't that the email to Sibel that she was writing about in the article?

So, same guy, or he just copy pasted from the idiot she was ridiculing?

lukery said...

yuo have a very good eye, mr horton.