Yet another example of all lobbying is legalized corruption
The more I think about this news the more angry it makes me. I've said before, governments are voted in by the *people* not by corporations and this news shows yet again its the corporations that are getting the say, not the people. Our government *representatives* are suppose to represent the best interests of the *people*, not what is in the best interests of a few powerful corporations, often at the expense of the people.
We are not the slaves of the corporations yet they keep acting like the hidden puppet masters of the governments. But then its in the best interests of the big companies to have friends in politics to help them and its in the best interests of politicians to have friends in big business to help them get high paid jobs once they leave politics. Money and power working together as usual.
So yet again, the lobbyists actions make democracy look just like a PR smoke screen to placate the masses into thinking they are being served when its actually the goals of the rich and powerful who are really being served, often at the expense of the people.
Political campaigns need to be advertised as much as any product, so its no wonder governments are not rushing to silence all advertiser spying. So allowing any companies to get away with this push towards ever more spying is a very dangerous long term move. Politicians and big businesses are the people in power and just because the politicians say they have our best interests at heart, they keep showing they have themselves and their rich friends interest at heart. So as technology keeps improving the more the people in power are going to get ever more power over us all and so we keep loosing ever more freedom as they gain more power over us. Yet history has shown time and time again, the dangers of ever more totalitarian rule yet all around the world, people are rushing yet again into the same nightmare, only this time it'll be a global scale totalitarian rule.
It seems whatever political system the world comes up with, we always end up with the rich and powerful climbing to the top to rule over us all, ultimately for their own gain at the expense of everyone they rule over. Democracy was a move to attempt to limit the excesses of the far left and far right governments, which in the end, all end up behaving the same with extreme lack of empathy over all their slave like minions. Yet all governments regardless of which stated ideology they follow, all ultimately end up being about a hierarchy of powerful people forming within them, all seeking the personal gain from having such power over others. Now democracies are maturing into yet again just another way the rich and powerful can gain the power to control the powerless masses ultimately for their own gain. So as usual the vast majority of the human race suffers, just so the minority of rich and powerful people can live the high life.
So there's no way they will wipe out all this spying. The people in money and power all personally gain from keep on spying on everyone else so they won't stop no matter how hard their PR people I'm sure, will try to cover up how bad it really is. So it'll be yet more lies and half truths to placate the masses into thinking something has been done, yet quietly it'll just get ever worse spying and control over us all.