Why anonymous in concept for democracy is important
In the time of Benjamin Franklin... he wrote many published articles anonymously... in promoting a new or dangerous idea ( like democracy itself ) the idea is to survive long enough to see the concept put out into the world. In his time it was good enough to just change the name of who wrote something, print it and get it done.
Nobody today in this digital world is free, even in thought, if every idea is without security from the very day it is typed into a computer.
Do you feel violated, perhaps even fearful of being watched 24/7/365.
Does it make you feel un-free.
That is how "they" win... in quotes because there is no "they", it is our society that lost the idea of a free spirit of free thought. Of a democracy of words were an idea that challenges the status of things as they are, without reprisals from the state, can be said anonymously enough that they are spoken at all.
I suspect it is already too late... too late to affect the world for the better and live to tell enough people to make a difference.
Those who would sacrifice essential liberty for a little security deserve neither liberty or security.... and that is what the world got.
Enjoy these few years left to you because it is closing down fast now.
Who to blame... nobody but ourselves for not seeing it in time to stop.
Only a highly educated and aware population can control and manage a technological democracy... as the education falls, so fall those who do not have the were-with-all to manage the technology that they live with.
The technology that controls their lives, controls them.
Don't like that? Don't feel like your free to think a new idea or to say what you feel.... That is what loss of freedom is. It happens when you feel watched and viewed all of the time. It is the hallmark of what defines a police state and that is what defines loss of freedom.
It is the fear to believe you are free, that is what it feels like when you are not. The NSA and those like it destroyed the democracy they were trying to protect. Because they lacked the wisdom to see that just because you can does not mean that you should.