Friends, I am sad in the deepest part of my soul that drones are already filling our skies full speed ahead with no strong opposing power able to stop this madness. The pro-drone forces are extremely powerful, backed by billions of dollars.
Yet, as many can correctly surmise from the statements of Benjamin Franklin and our other Founding Fathers, the truth is self-evident: It is not worth sacrificing freedom for "security." We must question the pervasive idea of some purported "balancing act" of freedom and security. In such a "balancing act," we obviously see that phony "security" is cutting freedom's throat. But the greatest truth of it all is this: FREEDOM IS OUR TRUE SECURITY. Do not be fooled by the crony phony baloney State hijacker's version of "security."
Read my book, "The STARLING Connection," for the complete proof: Ultimately the State cannot provide "security." Likewise, pervasive surveillance technology will not necessarily provide "safety."
It is a terrible, dangerous fallacy to put all your faith in false comfort, the suburban myth of "perfect safety and security," to allow those on the top to exploit your fear.
Why are you afraid?
Friends: Love is greater than fear.
We should love the truth and not be afraid. Of course, loving the truth can be very dangerous.
Yet, we must ask what is the true nature of the enormous Construct we are building both here in the United States and globally? Is it really "utopia" or is it something else?
I may be talking from a warrior's point of view here, but a so-called "life" of "safety and security" is a strange, unnatural kind of "life" to strive for, is it not?
It stems from false beliefs, ideologies and silly creations that exist only in a person's wishful thinking. Such a "life" simply does not represent Nature/Reality.
Life is inherently dangerous. Hoping for a politician's or businessman's (or party or group's) promise of "perfect peace, safety and security" is a false hope, a false faith and a false religion.
Forget the ideal. Stop for a moment and think about what a "life" of "perfect peace, safety and security" would actually be like in practice?
It would be the most abominable "life" imaginable in which a massive "Nanny/Totalitarian State" held everyone's hand from birth to death and never let you skin your knee. It can manifest itself in millions of people lost and trapped within an artificial Construct without meaning or growth, a pointless "living death." Ultimately, it could mean rows of skulls and mass graves such as we have seen before in mankind's "utopias."
Consider the costs of a population completely controlled by a handful of corrupt human farmers who exploit fear. What are the true costs of a society fooled into the unquestioning belief that the State will provide "perfect peace and safety"?
In a society with such a false "value" and corrupt mindset gripping everyone, we would not, for example, be able to field a truly effective fighting army because everyone would choose to stay home seeking "safety" and "comfort."
Similarly, the ostensibly "clever" ones would stay home seeking education, status, careers and riches.
No one would take to the streets to protest because the Drones will be watching.
No one would speak freely because they wouldn't want to risk their "perfect comfort and safety." We would be a "society" without warriors and without human rights.
The cult of "perfect safety and security" is wickedly ignorant nonsensical wishful "thinking." It stems from false conditioning, false "education," propaganda, spoiling, over-consumption, childishness, brainwashing and outright willful ignorance.
Human beings have higher needs than merely "safety." We are here for a higher purpose than simply a life of "perfect peace, safety and security."
In reality, every moment of our lives includes danger and change. This is the fuel for growth, for learning and what we don't know or see.
But attempt to create a "perfectly safe world," and you cut off the oxygen to the tree, as well as the sunlight.
Consider that the sun provides us with light and life, but a single massive solar flare could be powerful enough to take life away.
Natural risk and danger is the stuff of life, not some false conception of "safety" that comes from a limited human consciousness.
Any person who cannot properly understand and manage his or her fear cannot be truly free.
(Note: Share this post! This is a continuation of a series of essays by author and Iraq War veteran Theodore Webb concerning questions about security and the true nature of the State. For a full description of the colossal dangers of the surveillance-police State, a full and thorough rebuttal of fear, a deconstruction of the claim that "handing over all our rights will make us 'secure,'" then read my novel, "The STARLING Connection.")