Dedicated to Thomas Drake, Edward Snowden and all those who’ve risked their lives, defending the truth & morality.
Few months ago I watched this awe-inspiring video of Thomas Drake, the so-called ‘whistle-blower’ [ formerly a Chief Executive on the NSA ] in some US classified case regarding post 9/11 actions taken by the government.
- And now it’s the “NSA’s PRISM” whistle-blower Edward Snowden [ and here’s yet another inspiring video ]
The way the governments work is a fact, mostly unknown. And agreed, it should be kept that way, but only as long as its ethical, humane and is not in corrupt, greedy hands. But obviously, such a thing isn’t possible! People-in-power eventually use others as the stepping-stones. Because corruption is the bitter truth of life. Mostly, those who’re at the demanding end of it, are responsible for it. And MOSTLY, they’re the Leaders.
Now if you need facts, I am not just another NSA/CIA/FBI/local police official (yeah it feels nice to quote all of these still “respected” agencies), who has access to facts, but being a common man, I can ascertain a logical path towards how I reached this conclusion. Leaders, have the power. If they feel threatened/weak/greedy, they panic (and believe me, those leaders who panic a lot, are not fit to be called leaders) OR/AND they order lower ranks that, as commonly is quoted in movies/sting-operations, “The_Work_Should_Be_Done_By_Tomorrow”. The lower ranks turn to their peers/juniors in the hierarchy and do the same, whether under pressure, or as is habitual for many. Hence, corruption spreads that way. Unless, someone from lower ranks has enough damn money to lure the upper ranks, it’s the leaders mostly.
Again, if you deny this argument, then I am (as usually the public is), left helpless. As an individual I am weak against Government’s unethical measures. But as a public, I ain’t. After all, those who’re the leaders, became one, through these public discussions, on the basis of trust ( and a little money-money thingy! eh? ). They won those very arguments on basis of rebuttals against the points put forth by their rivals. I read somewhere “civilization presupposes respect for the law”. But what happens, is due to pressure/greed, mostly the fire dies within their souls and they blend into the system, instead of changing it, as they were supposed to do.
But those who don’t, are called the “Whistle-blowers”
Anyways, my point being, transparency hardly exists. No one, mostly, no one ..is answerable to the public, if some fundamental flaws are brought to their attention. Even If some amendments are broken/purged.
‘Government’ though being just a term, includes a huge web of organizations, systems, norms, people, thought processes, law & enforcement strategies and technologies used to assist those methodologies.
The ‘democratic’ power is not to be misused. Benefits are of all kinds. If these are drawn out, from individual citizens, without them knowing about it, people get disturbed. If someone defends the truth, then, do the morals of those government officials just get diluted?
I’d say tell them to look upon their actions, to review what they’ve done and they’ll never respect themselves anymore.
Aaron Swartz was a good guy. Thomas Drake did not have to undergo that torture. These examples are increasing over the period of time.
Know why? 😐 Because governments are swiftly seeking more power and making undesirable changes in the structure of law.
From the interview of Snowden:
” ….If they wanna get you, they’ll get you in time. They’re the world’s most powerful intelligence agency!”
True! You don’t face them straight-up!
“….One wrong call (and a bad one) attended makes you suspicious. They just have to go back in time and scrutinize you.”
If we, the people, target those governments and demand answers, well I’m sure everybody knows their response to that!
Right now, it’s not just about Edward Snowden leaving everything behind to disclose the behavior and powers of government, locally and globally, It’s about him taking this path to make the general public aware about whats happening. And in my opinion, he did nothing wrong and has every right to disclose unethical governmental measures towards ways of public surveillance.
I don’t suggest starting a riot or something. I just demand from each one of you, all those to whom, I could reach out, to create such high levels of awareness about whats happening, that the governments are forced to conduct a poll or something, or at least revise their plan/course of actions, in order to restore peace and ethnicity around the world.
I shall again put forward this point (as once I did a while ago) that :
“Political leaders are public servants and should behave like one.”
Going out-of-bounds is not acceptable. No, Sir. Play nice, or people WILL bring you down. It’s in the hands of the governments, to maintain/restore peace, or further, stir public agitation.
I had taken steps previously, on whatever grounds, with whatever skills I possess at this point of time, to help make the world a safer place. So you see, It’s NOT ACCEPTABLE that I shall keep helping the governments / public, when they’re giving us this holier-than-thou treatment. (..and in 99.999999 % of the cases, the governments are/would-be wrong, not the public ! ).
Personally, I am not against anyone or anybody.
But these whistle-blowers do inspire me, to be a misfit.
A note to those who’re doing it wrong:-
Beware, of the public. These actions of yours, only lower our trust in you. If you tend to hide these activities, you’re risking everything you have. Remember, some of us are still young and have robust ideas. And the young blood is known to boil more. But we can also be patient enough, unless you disrupt our emotions/logical reasoning/conceptual school of thoughts. Let the “Do No Disturb” tags keep hanging on our doors or people will remove yours, eventually.
PS:- Quickly, now remember the steps i took on my own part. I ain’t a bad guy. 🙂
[ yeah I was just promoting my other post. Now, Alright? ]