Today my software reported that, once again, the U.S. State Department was ‘visiting’ my website. (www.cdbaker.com) They’ve been there before, doing what I don’t know except that they’ve downloaded pictures. And, Homeland Security has been there, too. Bored agents? Curious employees expanding their minds during lunch? Government snoops?
Information is control. That’s a principle at work in all categories of life. If you know something about a person, a situation, etc., you have some control over it. No, I’ve nothing to hide; I’m not a conspirator against the government; I’m not a criminal. But I don’t like being ‘watched,’ especially by the government.
Afterall…who’s watching the Watchers?
No thank you. I want the Watchers to leave me alone. I like my privacy. And I respect your privacy.
Because privacy confers dignity, respect, and liberty. Privacy contributes greatly to the character of our humanity.
I want the Watchers to go away.
But they won’t.