It seems a bit strange to be setting out the purpose of this blog after ten years blogging. The problem is that I neglected the blog for years, using it occasionally to get a post elsewhere indexed. So, after a total of about twenty million page views later, last year I decided to make this blog the Boggart Blog child dedicated to international politics.
And call me a conspiracy theorist if you like, possums, but in those ten years I've seen most of my 'conspiracy theories' come true, like this one I was warning of long before blogging was available to us. HerE's the lateST development in the Surveillance society or as Alex Jones might put it, the creation of a Prison Planet.
The surveillance state predicted in George Orwell's novel "1984" has gradually crept up on us. With no sense of irony, the government of the nation that calls itself "The land of the free" has led the way in trying to persuade citizents that the only way they can be safe from vague and largely fictitious "existential threats to democracy" is to surrender civil rights and freedom to determine our own destiny ...
"Big Brother State": FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can't Access
Smart Phones Will Not Make Banking Safer
Yet the war on cash goes on. The latest move is to encourage people to use their smartphone to do their online banking. My first reaction on reading this was, "They're having a laugh aren't they?" laptops and tablets are ridiculously easy to hijack, smartphones don't even need to be hacked, like tired old slappers whose sexual allure has gone south, but who still crave attention, they will offer themselves without needing to be asked.
Surveillance is the tool of the totalitarian state
Surveillance state and cellphone fascism
New World Order: Faceless Corporations Rule The World
New World Order creating a cashless society?
The Threat To Free Speech
Don't write me off as a conspiracy theorist