[x]Blackmoor Vituperative

Monday, 2010-02-08

FBI wants records kept of web sites

Filed under: Privacy — bblackmoor @ 20:08

The FBI is pushing to require ISPs to keep records on every web site visited by every American, so that there will be plenty of evidence if they ever decide to persecute someone (and no, that is not a typo). Of course! Why not? It’s not like we have any right to privacy, or presumption of innocence, or protection against unreasonable searches. We are all just one stroke of a pen away from having our lives ruined: guilt and innocence are anachronistic relics.

I remember when you tell the “bad guys” in movies because they demanded “papers” any time someone was traveling or was suspected of, well, anything. Now try traveling in your own “free” country, or earning an honest living, without showing “papers”.

I am glad that I was able to see the USA when it was at its best: votes for women, equal rights for (most) minorities, being able to earn an honest living without showing “papers” or being submitted to humiliating medical tests, being able to get on an airplane without worrying if there is a bottle of shampoo in your carry-on luggage…

I hope I die before this whole thing runs its course. I am glad that I do not have children.