Two things happened this week that has brought the question of privacy back into the forefront for me: Laura Poitras et al won an Oscar for her movie about Edward Snowden, and the FCC passed a secret 323 page plan for net neutrality.
At the beginning of the year, I stated I thought this was the year Obama had to put the finishing touches on the surveillance state before the next president comes in. That’s the kind of thing only a Democrat will be able to do the way only a REeblican will be able to bamboozle us into giving up our guns. So when I saw that the net neutrality plan was an about face for the FCC at the behest of Obama himself and that it would be passed without the public being able to read it, I figured deep within those 323 pages is the key that locks up the Internet.
As for the Poitras-Snowden collaboration…last Saturday on the show a caller named Lisa said “we’ve all given up on privacy.” I would say that’s a statement no one ever would have made before Edward Snowden made the scene. This is another factor to consider in evaluating my hunch that Snowden was and still is a government operative whose task it has always been to get us to give up on privacy!
So this week, I’m going to take a break from what is clearly the build up to the next very big war, to talk about these two important domestic issues:
These are the two questions I want to dig into on the show:
1) HAVE WE ALL “GIVEN UP ON PRIVACY” as one caller last week suggested?
2) WHY DOES PRIVACY MATTER?
Post your thoughts & we can talk about them on the show (Saturday 4-6).