It happens every time
It happens every time I say that I am not going to be able to do something for some reason, something else comes up that makes it impossible not to do that thing.
Yesterday, in the previous post, I said I would probably not be posting here for a while due to work I am doing on my other blog site, Meanderings. Well, I just can’t pass this new opportunity up, can I?
Who or what is the Five Eyes?
Ever heard of it/them? Don’t worry if you haven’t. I only came across the details today through my research activity. It appears that the Five Eyes is a spy network, up to no good and involved in dirty, spooky intrusive surveillance, probably illegally as most spy networks are, and keeping their beady eyes on you and me. For what purpose? They would probably say it is for your and my safety because of all those nasty terrorists and untrustworthy foreign governments out there in the big bad world, whose only wish is to do us harm. Hah! What a joke. What they are really doing is keeping tabs on us and collecting all sorts of ‘private’ information about us whilst preparing for the imposition of a totalitarian police state or some sort of world government at some point in the future. They want stuff that they can hold over us to keep us docile and compliant in their future new world order. At least that is one interpretation of their motives and it is probably not too far from the truth.
The Five Eyes is an Alliance of nations secret surveillance agencies. So, who is in this alliance? Would you be surprised if I told you that it emerged from a data sharing agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States after the end of World War 2. Some time around 1960 that alliance was expanded to include Canada and Australia. More recently, sometime around 1980 I understand, the fifth ‘eye’ joined the group of four and that was New Zealand.
Notice anything about this group? They are the only Anglophile nations on the planet and the only set of countries whose governments share the same or similar set of interests and goals.
Have they joined hands to operate outside the broader networks of NATO which is really now an alliance without an opposing enemy to guard against since the disintegration of the USSR, and the United Nations which has over time become a mostly irrelevant and toothlessly impotent force in world affairs?
The Five Eyes agreement of co-operation was a very secret one. It appears that Australian Prime Ministers were not even made aware of its existence until 1973.
Maybe there was at one time a reason for legally applied covert intelligence gathering but we live in a different and closely connected world now. That is not to say that we need a world government. Not at all. And no way do we need, whether for our own protection or for any other reason, our government agencies spying on their own citizens as has recently been revealed by that modern day hero Edward Snowden.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. The use of Prism software is a concern whether your activities are legitimate or not. They could result in the sort of indefensible government activity as shown below in New Zealand around Kim Dotcom and his Megaupload business. Where all of his assets and documents were violently and illegally stolen in a paramilitary police raid on his residence. Shameful. The same could happen to you, or me.
Personally I think that these governments are very afraid of their own people turning on them through insurrection and revolution over their intractable and corrupt policies that are leading the world to ruin and collapse. They very likely need to be afraid. The boiling point is not very far off.