Saturday, January 21, 2006

Go-OGLE it!

I can not take it anymore! I either stand for what I believe, or fall for anything imposed on me.

The recent news regarding the government asking GOOGLE to turn in search queries' records in order to bolster a federal prosecutors case regarding pornography laws pending on the US Supreme Court, has pushed me over my limits. This is on top of the recent news of the illegal telephone tapping conducted by the NSA. Let me re-write a story:

Little red ridding hood: "grandma, what big eyes you have"
The WOLF: "So that I can spy on you better"
LRRH: "grandma, what big paws you have"
WOLF: "so that I can protect you better"

How is it that investigative newsmagazine TV shows like Dateline NBC can catch internet sex predators without even asking for a free computer, but the big bad wolf, ahem, government needs personal and private records? What is next, and what is the next excuse? In our world of check and balances this would not be that bad if the balances were not being destroyed.

In his bestseller book Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield suggests that there are no such things as coincidences. That we must find messages in these happenstance. Well, it is amazing to me that these news come in the shadows of the Martin Luther King Holiday, and the recent death of Rosa Parks. Until we as a nation decide to change the rules of the game, we have to stand up for our civil liberties.

And in that spirit of 'orderly social disobedience', I am going to do my part and give the government what they want and tell them to GO-OGLE somewhere else. Unlike the majority, I don't use Google. But this week I will, especially when YAHOO and AOL have rolled over and complied. And to those two I say, remember, this is the 'government of the people, by the people and for the people'. You are supposed to protect us, because you are nothing without us. Here are my multiple everyday searches that I am/will be conducting in GOOGLE: DEMOCRACY, BILL of RIGHTS, 4th AMENDMENT, GEORGE ORWELL, 1984. Maybe if I decide to really be a brat, I can used the very smart answer, NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. And after they become the 10 most search words, WE can all ask GOOGLE to turn their findings in.

Feel free to join me, unless you want your 'how to be a good person' - search being looked at.

"Freedom means freedom for everyone" -- D.Cheney, VP USA


Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

It seems as if we are no longer living in America!

I heard about this and was appauled.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

The Google thing really scares me. And, if I have it right, Yahoo already turned over their searches?

7:32 PM  
Blogger Desireous said...

Good point about using google. I didn't even think about that but yes you are so right and I'm only going to use google from now on too! I've always been a big yahoo search user but that is history!


1:28 PM  

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