Let’s face it, governments hack governments. No one is innocent. Just because one claims they haven’t, doesn’t make it fact. In the cause of national security, it’s considered acceptable by those who commit such actions. On a global scale, Assange justified his actions. Are there really acceptable reasons to justify theft of information? If the answer is yes, then theft is an acceptable action. I’m a bit broke right now due to very high deductible rates on health insurance. Can I justify stealing to fill my empty pantry and refrigerator? No. I was raised to believe stealing is wrong. Just like I was raised to believe lying is wrong. Yet here again, there is the judicial system which sanctions lying as a means of getting the truth.
I feel (please note: “feel” signifies opinion not fact) like the people in positions of power to create laws and regulations, and to push for globalization, and those vying for power who have their own agendas be it religious, economic, or whatever, have lost sight of the big picture.
And there lies the problem. Just what is the big picture? Is it a local view? Is it regional? Is it national? Is it global?
Let me get back to the sole reason I began this rant-
The Senate Intelligence Committee announced Friday that it will be launching a bipartisan inquiry into Russian intelligence activities.
The scope of the probe will include “Counterintelligence concerns related to Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, including any intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns” – a goal that points to recently surfaced allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign had been in contact with Moscow.
And then what?? My opinion is to investigate why better cyber security has never been achieved since the earliest days of the internet. (American hubris? The belief of being too good?) Which honestly is as big a waste of time as investigating whether or not Mr. Putin orchestrated hacking the US.
Isn’t it better to be proactive than reactive? Shouldn’t the Government be spending it’s time, energy, and money on fixing what’s broken rather than acting like sports coaches whose playbooks were stolen?
And my rant is exhausted. But remember-
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.”
Lili has left the soapbox.