Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Security scams and snooping hacks?

Snowden's released information on snooping - which can hardly be trusted not to be used for economic espionage, and high profile hacks such as the recent Adobe - (many of which are not publicized), as well as schoolboys, criminal gangs and foreign governments - suggest that anything digitally stored and accessible can be in one way or another accessed or leaked if the price is right. The price being the cost of bothering along with the value of the hacked asset.

And on the other hand, security 'experts' are only to ready to promote a fearful confusion in which their services or products are required.

Being so dependant on digital resources is hardly the 'free' website to promote your business to millions that was once touted. Nor is the constantly changing environment of devices and systems and protocols one in which to reap the economic and productivity bonanzas, but yet another monkey on our back that taxes us in not only our cash but in our attention capacity and our time-perspective.

Unless of course one is one of the many who have been disenfranchised by the technology and systems that now emulate it as human 'relationships'.

So much of 'progress' is the default persistence of patterns of thinking that no longer fit.

Our conflicted consciousness creates extensions of itself (the Internet of Things) that perpetrate the ancient conflicts of secret self interest at the expense of the whole.

It would seem that one cannot ultimately guarantee digital secrets, but one could perhaps institute a Net that was transparent such that the caller ID was not secret or able to be hidden regardless of rank, status or function. No one really is attracted to this because they cant conceive of not being hidden or secret in their thought and intent, and have every sense of others abusing or stealing or penalizing them for their acts or assets.

Our own consciousness appears to be able to keep secrets from itself no less than our body politic - as is witnessed by 'psychological defence mechanisms'. These issues are rising up in our new technology whether we like it or not and I don't know that the genie can be put back in the bottle!

Issues of integrity and trust are at the very foundation of our sanity - and society. Especially of course in a context in which deception is everywhere and real communication lost to propaganda or simply drowned in noise.

Power grabbing in the dark

A Telegraph article:
The energy market is still mired in mystery
The exchanges in the Commons between representatives of the Big Six energy companies and MPs were hardly enlightening.

A commenter asked; "Could some one here have me enlightened who/what countries exactly own the Big Six?

Your answer would need be more than the next level in the hierarchy : to reveal who is at the top. Power is concentrated in the hands of the powerful.  Nations are not the power or the entity that popular imagination supposes. If freedom is doing what you need to do when you need to do it
then you and I probably have more of it than national governments - who certainly cannot break from the most powerful lobbies without a real groundswell of public suport.

The modern practice of confusion 'packages' and the different faces presented to prospective, actual and migrating customers - speaks of consuming the consumer, does it not?

Business could be a service or product in a marketplace of just dealings and mutual benefit - but it has become a war - or indeed predation upon the population - and designating us as 'consumers' is part of a substitution of a relationship with a mechanism.

Where in all this is government? Where indeed is citizenry?
We are dependent of energy and power to live. The private sector is increasingly operating in a 'free' market - that is a market in which the biggest corporations are free to engage in parasitical practices. But then they are of the same consumptive getting mentality as the general populations - excepting to be higher up the 'food chain'.

Darwin has been grossly misinterpreted. Survival of the fittest is not an individualistic supremacy of control - but a fitting with one's total environment - including each other. Our ills are all emanating from the beliefs and definitions that we found ourselves upon. A negative sense of self cannot and does not 'fit in' but undermines, exploits, manipulates and seeks to control.

To find a more cooperative society demands a cooperative consciousness and this has to dawn on an individual level as preferable to predating on and being predated upon. The consciousness of humanity is split off from awareness of its true power source and therefore fearfully seeking to grab it or build defence against having it grabbed back.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Behold the Great Prostitute!

An advertorial on porn in the Telegraph - and its varied comments - invited another opportunity to reflect on some of what is within the idea of porn, association-addiction and manipulations of experience.

One can discern the quality of any civilisation, society or person by the regard in which they hold the feminine. If the power of the receptive is denied, subjugated and overridden by a disconnected assertiveness of 'power' over - then slaves to fear seek to make a slave of Life and believe they are free thereby.

They already have their comeuppance. There is no punishment but what we make-believe ourself and together. But that said, if our make-believe is believed to hurt and hate and kill the truth of our love - then that belief will dissociate us from ourself. This is part of the human conditioning. The split mind does not know its source and is fed and feeds on adapting and exploiting life rather than being and sharing it.

The nature of addiction is similar to that of manipulation - indeed the manipulation of one's experience (one's relations and one's world) for a private experience in place of a truly shared one, is the way one cuts off or 'protects' from an intimacy of being, for the sake of a PRIVATE possession or satisfaction. Mutual private satisfactions pass for relationships in a masquerade.

Such then is defined (by its act) as 'joy' - or indeed protection from pain of boredom, doubt or discomfort. A 'joy 'that is not integrated or unified, but is conflicted, dis-integrating to a segregated sense of a temporary 'hit' of an energetically felt connection that is immediately gone and thus calls for repeating or indeed expanding so as to prolong its dedication and association. The pattern of desire, stress and release becomes a ritual compulsion when choosing to persist in a mechanically joyless act whilst at the same time insisting one is a victim.

Wherever there is a giving away of power, there is no shortage of other 'hungrys' willing to 'take you over' - whether imaginary or corporate, for what you give out sets the value by which you get back.

The world offers many examples of being taken over by ideas, beliefs and definitions of self that are negative or disintegrating. But to affect you, you have to subscribe to them. Joy and truth are in bed together and there is nothing secret or shameful in yielding into a wholly embracing love.

Monday, 28 October 2013

The Snowdenball gathers momentum

Spain summons US ambassador.

The dynamics of power are not news to those in the know - but it is news to be in the public domain and is a loss of face to those who maintained some credibility with their respective populations.

Power is wielded by controlling perceptions, by holding information advantages that can either make or break careers, by inducing 'partners' into corruption or reputation shattering complicities and then holding that veiled threat amidst 'preferential' treatment for compliance. Or simply into believing the 'enemy' must at all costs be defeated and secrecy must sacrifice integrity to a negative self appreciation.

Power is wielded by undue and often hidden influence upon the systems of financial governance and regulation, by the dominance of corporate and shadow government hegemony. By the massive dominance in arms both conventional and secret, biological, technological, and neurological - but all of the above share the necessity for fear to be induced and maintained.

Power to control and manipulate does not share. It may create hierarchies of obedience with inducement and penalty - but is does not communicate or share Life. It is blind to Life in its attempt to possess it.

True power shares. true power lies in not using coercion, deceit or force for merely private advantage. Honesty and integrity may be considered naive for the 'real world'. But they are the ONLY basis for any real world, in which a co-operative intent can hold a diversity of creative expression in a shared sense of value. The only unified intent of the power hungry and the power dependent is to remain secret. The addict is in denial - but has trashed the family relations, stolen and squandered the money and given all true power away for a deceit that makes all things hollow - a prodigal wasteland.

So what about our consciousness then? Is the world not a reflection of the way the mind works. Is what we see in the world a reflection of our own conscious involvement? Blaming and hating works to deny this - but that is merely a redistribution device - not a healing. That's the means of self-deception. Accountability is an honest accounting for and not an Inquisition.