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By what chains can we bind our morbid species from igniting a Hydrogen Bomb

In a previous article From “Bind man by chains of Constitution” to “Bind man by chains of Cryptography”

Thomas Jefferson and Ed Snowden demonstrated that they had No confidence or faith in man behaviors from not using power to circumvent human rights.  

Equal Internet to all? Any why science must outpace laws on restricting collective data gathering  and national security?

And I’m wondering:

1. By what chains can we bind our morbid species from igniting a Hydrogen Bomb?

2. By what chains can we bind our fickle and instant gratifying species from poisoning our environment to an irreversible state of no return?

If history is a guide, the few occasional decades of enlightenment and culture do Not match the consistent trend of our species for self-immolation 

In the last 2 million years of a variety of mankind species, separated in tiny colonies around earth, we were very close to total disappearance. But we didn’t know it.

During all these species existence, we came to admit that the individual is to die sooner or later, and will be survived by offspring, the clan, the tribe…

By August 6, 1945, as the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, it dawned on us that our hopes to be survived by anyone of our species has dwindled dramatically.

In our deep psychic, we are living a pseudo normal existence, in waiting of the ultimate calamity.

How can  we recover the hope that our species might live another million years?

In Janus (this two-faced God), Arthur Koestler  considered Aug. 6, 1945 as the new calendar: It is the date we are counting the days of our total extermination, a new way of living, on borrowed time, in excruciating apprehension of tomorrow. Probably, there will be No Tomorrow.

By what trusted and inviolable chains can we bind this inconsistent and not so rational species, of 7.5 billion and increasing, regardless of technological stopping activation and multi-layered decision -process that any one of those existing hydrogen bombs will not go off?

Can you imagine a world of a bunch of delinquents being trapped in a room filled with inflammable materials and allowing them to carry lighters and combustible match boxes?

What universal Constitution or universal laws can withstand an institution holding the power  to trample transparent decisions and actions, and acting in total darkness of secrecy, and deciding what is good and what is evil?

After Aug. 6, 1945, the world was on the verge of using again the atomic bomb on Berlin 1950 and on Cuba 1962.

After Aug. 6, 1945 we experienced more wars, preemptive wars, civil wars supported by external powers… that humanity could have witnessed in all its existence.

After Aug. 6, 1945 many states owns nuclear weapons and the potential countries are increasing rapidly.

After Aug. 6, 1945 the web of satellites (for military, communication purposes) is clogging the outer space and all intelligence agencies  are engaged in mass collection of information, intercepting emails, online and telephone communications and eavesdropping on everyone.  There is No Place to Hide from the Big Brothers.

After Aug. 6, 1945 most States accumulated stockpile of toxic and deadly biochemical agents that have been used frequently.

After Aug. 6, 1945  our species has acquired this diabolic knowledge of annihilating the living and the plants.

As Hans Vaihinger (1852-1933) wrote

“Man has no choice but to live a fiction. We have to accommodate as if:

1.  the illusions of our senses represent the ultimate reality

2. we have to convince our selves that we have free wills and are mostly responsible for our acts

3. We had to admit that a God must exist in order to recompense our virtues and good deeds

4. As if the individual is not condemned to die, until much later

5. And prepare his future as if his days are not counted

6. As if the potential calamities are mere probabilities, probabilities at the far end of the tails of the graph that will never happens

After Aug. 6, 1945, we must be listening to the tic tac of the bomb attached on our neck. If this bomb failed to be activated, one of our neighbor’s bomb will not fail.

So far, we live in the fallacy that we can reverse what we were capable of doing, and that we have enough time to counter the imminent danger of total annihilation.

What we have come to term to realize is that the rational thinking portion in our species is never sustainable to give us a convincing reprieve: We act on instant gratifications, fallacies, myths and illusions.

Can we blame those extremist, one directional movements and dogmas, claiming to abide by a God orders and laws, who are acting up from shear fear and desperation in understanding the current conditions and holding on to an exterminating Allah. Bakunin would have characterized these movements as Believing without a God and Heroes without any Phrases. no matter  how insistent they are in shouting their mantra Takbir.

These movements are claiming to revert to outdated “going to the Roots” periods that they feel suit their temperament, period of simple predictable and conformist societies.

These youth committing suicide bombing and “killing death” so that they avoid doomsday at Day Zero. As is the case of all religions claiming that doomsday is very close to fall on our head.

 

From “Bind man by chains of Constitution” to “Bind man by chains of Cryptography”:  No more confidence or faith in man behaviors  

Equal Internet to all? Any why science must outpace laws on restricting collective data gathering  and national security?

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1798:

In questions of power. Let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution

In 2008, Edward Snowden wrote in his manifesto of pro-privacy, anti-surveillance of massive collective data gathering solidarity cause:

“Let us speak no more of faith in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of cryptography.

Equal internet will work to the advantage of the average person when science outpaces law.

By understanding the mechanisms through which our privacy is violated, we can win. We can guarantee people equal protection against unreasonable search through universal law, but only if the technical community is willing to face the threat and commit to implementing over engineered solutions in (cryptography)

The successive US governments worked hard in the last decade to demonstrate unlimited power. It preempted wars, tortured prisoners and imprisoned people without charges in undisclosed incarceration camps, drone-bombed targets in extrajudicial killings in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria…

President Obama directive of Nov. 2012 stated:

“To senior national security and intelligence officials: Draw up list of potential overseas targets for US cyber attacks. Prepare for a series of aggressive offensive cyber operations around the world

And the messengers of divulging such atrocities and mass collective gathering of communication on private citizens in the US and abroad were Not immune under the law of free press.

Whistle-blowers were abused, prosecuted and jailed.

Investigative reporters and journalists were threatened with jail terms.

The decade of cultivated display of intimidation to anyone who even contemplate of challenging the power-to-be in the US is still thriving and immune from blame and prosecution.

On June 9, 2013, The Guardian revealed Edward Snowden, the leaker of top secret documents on the worldwide data gathering of the NSA.

Laura Poitras posted a 12-minute interview with Ed:

“Um, my name is Ed Snowden. I’m 29 years old. I work for Booz Allen Hamilton as an infrastructure analyst for NSA in Hawaii…

For 6 months, Snowden was emailing Glenn Greenwald under Cincinnatus encouraging him to install a PGP encryption program that shield email and online communication from surveillance and hacking activities. and so communications cannot be intercepted

And Glenn procrastinated because he was no expert in such installation. Snowden then contacted Laura Poitras and sent her a few secret documents in order to win Glenn over and join him in Hong Kong. Snowden identity was still a secret and on leave for epileptic treatments.

Snowden didn’t finish high school but was hired as an internet expert by the CIA, NSA and Booz Allen. He had a diplomatic passport when stationed in Switzerland and was ordered to visit many locations in Europe to install communication infrastructure in order to gather secret communication on a wide scale.

And Glenn and Laura published a series of top secret documents of the NSA in the Guardian.

And I’m wondering:

1. By what chains can we bind our morbid species from igniting a Hydrogen Bomb?

2. By what chains can we bind our fickle and instant gratifying species from poisoning our environment to an irreversible state of no return?

If history is a guide, the few occasional decades of enlightenment and culture do Not match the consistent trend of our species for self-immolation 

Note 1: Laura Poitras made the documentaries “My Country” in the Sunni Triangle during the US invasion of Iraq and “The Oath” following bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver in Yemen.

Note 2: Read “No Place to Hide” by Glenn Greenwald

https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/no-place-to-hide-when-investigative-journalists-are-prosecuted-for-divulging-secret-government-illegal-actions/

 

 

 


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