A thought provoking article by informationx, his response to a Virgin Media article :-

NOTHING TO HIDE? NOTHING TO

FEAR?

NOTHING TO FEAR?

No one can possibly assert that there is nothing to fear from their governments. This blind mantra that is preached assumes the role of the government as some kind of perfect entity, Whose entire function will always be in the best interest of its people. Current and past history shows countless examples that this is not the case. If they take away more and more of your civil liberties in the name of security, you must at least fear whether you will be able to get them back.

NOTHING TO HIDE?

So even if you do have nothing to hide, it does not make the second part of the statement “nothing to fear” true. Civil liberties are not about hiding; they are about inherent rights for all human beings to privacy, freedom of thought, and freedom of religion, etc, etc.

Privacy is a personal space, where you can exist without control in freedom. Disclosure of every aspect of personal life erodes that privacy, and therefore that freedom.

Privacy = freedom.

So do you truly have nothing to hide? If so let me come to your house, and watch your every move, let me copy all your financial details, take your dna, your blood, your fingerprints. Let me put a camera in every room of your house. Let me place a computer chip in your skull so I know your movements, second by second.

 

 You can read the original piece HERE

Thank you informationx for your kind contribution

 Stay Happy, stay sane

OldskyChaos

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