Re: And so it goes....
This will keep going
until one of several things happens indefinitely
(fixed it for ya)
politicians see an opportunity with every disaster, like 'let no disaster go unexploited"
article: "those in favor of backdoors are just treading water until something happens that causes a shift in public opinion"
pretty much what I said, I think. You see it with GUN CONTROL all of the time. Let some wack-job criminal psychopath go off and shoot up a high school, and the GUN CONTROL arguments start within 15 minutes.
Similarly, you'll see the SAME THING with back doors on ALL encryption.
What's next, EVERY LOCK must have a MASTER KEY that ONLY the gummint can use? Ha ha ha ha, that's so funny [but it's the SAME DAMN THING that "they" want for encryption].
And it's not about the money, so much as the POWER and CONTROL. When "they" have the power, and "they" have the control, the money just shows up. Yeah, right about now, ALL of this is SO! BLATANTLY! OBVIOUS! to *ANYONE* watching current events...
what THEY want:
a) permanent power/influence to control OUR lives
b) take money from one group so they can favor another
c) buy influence with money given to them by lobyists and friends
d) engage in nepotism and favoritism of various kinds
e) "It's good to be the king"
f) scare people into giving them even MORE power, whenever possible.
In the Star Wars saga, Jar Jar Binks was manipulated into recommending that temporary powers be given to the chancellor to win the Clone War. With this extra power, he later became EMPEROR [and ultimately revealed his TRUE agenda by dissolving the senate, becoming an evil dictator].
Thsi is SO much like real life, isn't it? THIS is what those elitist politicians want, for themselves and their friends. Yeah, "drain the swamp".