The Real Reason Behind It All
A thought occurred to me the other day, regarding the true motivation of the Organs.
Many of you will have read George Orwell's novel 1984, the first literary description of a modern Surveillance State. Most readers will identify with the protagonist, Winston Smith. However, I suspect that there are a small minority who have always identified with O'Brien and the Thought Police, and who actually believe that the kind of total surveillance and control depicted in 1984 is a good thing, and they want to be part of it.
I am also struck by the fact that apparently something like 90% of internet bandwidth today is used for pornography. Combining that knowledge with the clear and unabashed drive by the Organs for things like e-mail interception and cell phone interdiction without warrants and the authorization of all kinds of warrantless intrusion, I think I see what they ultimately are driving at.
I believe that the FBI, Secret Service, DHS, Treasury Department and all the other 101 secret police agencies, federal, state, and local, want to obtain the right to install secret fiber-optic cameras or lenses in people's homes, without warrants or supervision of any kind, so that they can watch people having sex.
Their own ongoing, reality porno show. I think that's what they're after. The ability to turn on a camera monitor and watch while oblivious strangers commit their most intimate acts and reveal their innermost selves, the ultimate voyeuristic experience of dirty little boys who no doubt used to spy on their sisters in the shower. I will leave to the fertile imagination what these FBI and Secret Service agents and federal employees will be doing while they watch.
I'm only semi-joking here. There has to be something mentally wrong to begin with, with someone who wants the right to spy on people with no legal reason, no evidence that a crime has been committed, and no conceivable purpose other than spying for its own sake.
Some of us have personally met some of these people. Is this reason I have suggested for their behavior really such a stretch?