Someone thinks the high surveillance snitch culture rolling out across the globe is a good thing. Another guy, an angry loner believes his Mensa card is a license to kill, literally. In his schooling, he came across others of his kind with even greater vanity than himself plus the grueling hatred of mankind because although they could do the tedious bookwork, it was quite difficult getting dates with girls. He still holds a grudge.
Having excelled academically to the point of gaining his PHD, he went on to write volumes on his chosen subject and always peppered them with his unique ideas on running people’s lives for them. This brought him to the attention of kindred spirits in academia and politics and finally to a cushy White House advisor appointment. The last thing anyone sensible would do with an obvious nutter who publishes his darkest thoughts in public is encourage them but irony is lost on Americans inside the Beltway.
John Holdren has an unusual take on civility. He’s an expert among experts and the rest of us proles can like it or lump it. He wrote over 1100 psychotic pages in his book Ecoscience that can be summed up in brief as a Madman’s Guide to Clusterfuckery. He thinks the public should be surveilled, for our own good, secretly medicated through tap water, for our own good and be chemically castrated to reduce world population, for starters. But his most important ideas yet are those concerned with the web and spreading government’s own brand of disinformation online. Was the Wikileaks trove release ‘his’ brainchild? Does it really matter when it’s all Black Ops anyway?
If a Bradley Manning does exist and that’s not some doctored image, then we wish him well at the hands of his captors. One lingering question though, why hasn’t the media paraded his friends and family in front of the cameras for ratings and revenue? Where’s his third grade teacher, rocking with the old folks on the porch of the Shady Rest Nursing Home telling all how “shawcked” she was at the boy’s fall from grace?
Nothing adds up but there are no genuine surprises either. Across the pond in London, Willie Hague, UK Foreign Secretary uses the same playbook and sings from a similar hymnsheet. It simply has to be done, there’s no other choice. Should governments allow the public the same freedoms we enjoy today, even in their limitations, they won’t be able to control the reverberations of cataclysm to follow the FEDs shuttering on December 21st 2012, when the entire world will confirm they’ve been well shafted. Since the hiring of Marcus Wolf didn’t ring any bells, things must be right on schedule.