It starts with web surveillance, then internet restrictions followed closely with censorship. Next threatening our privacy rights by monitoring our moves, spying- and listening devices, illegal tapping and recording of conversations, misuse or insertion of (hidden) political agenda’s on various continents. Actually everything we fought for personal liberty and guarding our individual freedom is being tampered with under the disguise of intent as necessary safety precautions to allow these manipulations.
Democratic countries who readily point out to other powers abusing political practices or condemning their actions as undemocratic and in-humane. Once there was a line and it seemed to be clear, now it all gets tangled up as the pots calling the kettles black. The public suffers through actions of organizational conceitedness and hypocrisy, it’s entering a world stage mockery! Because the mentioned restrictions are not on the other side of the world, but happening in your own house right now.
"Big Brother is Watching you" a novel written by George Orwell where everyone in this society is under complete surveillance by the authorities. How far is our present reality from the fiction story to become our biggest nightmare. If you follow recent news headlines and you have read this book, one can not but recognize a scary resemblance for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civil liberties.
News headlines across the globe:
The UK has had its revealing stories of phone tapping scandals dubbed as ‘Hackgate’ or ‘Ruppertgate’ by the press, but the latest controversy involves the UK government being accused of spying as well as US NSA for a global spying scandal.
China is known for web censorship and heightened surveillance, the public is clear what is happening and netizens are inventive to circumvent and find their way to vent and share their news to take head on corruption scandals. History recounts centuries of long battles between civil servants - obedience - people and it keeps on rumbling.
Question: If its a fine line between having a choice and no choice in America as well as Europe imposing censorship how long before we go from the haves to have nots, will we loose the right of freedom and speech? Will people rise up and hold their administrators accountable for their action of hacking up their constitution and civil liberties?