Friday, January 28, 2011

Protests in Egypt: A Sign of the Times

Why does Egypt matter?

Watch closely and reflect on what is happening in Egypt.

I use the internet as my primary source of communications. I have 13 gigs of spyware, malware and other junk that somehow found it's why onto my hard drive in less than 63 days!

I didn't have broadband until last month! I have no cable television and I can barely get a signal on my TV-- not that there is much worth watching-- but I would like to see the news and see WTH is going on in the world.

But you grow used to the silence-- I did not even own a television until a few months ago.

I have had more than a dozen cell phones in less than one year because the damn things keep freezing on me. App Error 200. I shit you not-- coincidence? Maybe. But anyone who purchases more than 3 cell phones in one year is automatically placed on the terrorist watch list. Then again, I live in a state where the ACLU is on the watch list!

Sound bizarre? I hope so, cause it certainly does sound "normal" to me!

Welcome to my life.

The United States has long had the capability to monitor, jam, and cut communications at will. Without cause or justification.

I live in the United States of America. I care what is happening in Egypt because I know it could happen here.

Am I a whistleblower? Yes, I am.
Am I anonymous? Not so much.
Am I a terrorist? Hell, no.
Am I on the watch list? You bet your sweet ass I am!


"First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me."

Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller
(14 January 1892 – 6 March 1984)

"Somewhere to run, Nowhere to hide?"
~Cathy O'Brien, The Trance-formation of America

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