Posted On: Saturday - September 17th 2022 7:13PM MST
In Topics:   Elections '16 - '24  US Police State  iEspionage
Peak Stupidity has this iEspionage topic key for posts that discuss the modern previously-unimaginable world of free and easy spying on anyone that the smart phones and other devices promote. The iEspionage doesn't just ALLOW easy access to one's information, but it turns the whole realm into a user-provided-content operation. Now the end-user espionage agency has no need for real spy work. Like Amazon's early-on bright idea of having its customers write the reviews, we provide the intelligence to the enemy.
I bet you at this point that any living ex-Soviet KGB, E. German Stasi, or American CIA agents (for that matter) are just eating their hearts out thinking how easy it is to gather intelligence now. "Listen, sonny, when we spied on people, we sat in crappy Soviet cars for a day and a half with no heat looking through binoculars! We'd have to dress as painters to plant bugs in lamps - I don't know how many times I got shocked by 240V! We would cut into sewer pipes to gather stool samples to bring into our unheated headquarters to inspect for food scraps! What do you people do? You sit in your Mama's heated basements in your pajamas, surfing the net and downloading pictures from The Cloud. Your marks text each other what they have for dinner, and if that doesn't happen, they've got pictures of their bowel movements posted on Facebook you can zoom in on! You call yourself spies?! Pssshawww!"
Let's see how things are in America now. The reader may not know of him but Mike Lindell, entrepreneur founder and operator of My Pillow* is one of Donald Trump's biggest boosters and a monetary supporter.
The news is that, because he supports "insurrectionist" Donald Trump, the FBI surrounded Mike Lindell's car at a Hardee's drive-through in . First of all, this is one new reason for me not to use the drive-through anywhere (with the exception of Covid pandemics). Let the lazy bastards park and get out of their vehicles to accomplish the fast-food beat-down.
From the Patriot News website**, we can read POLITICS EXCLUSIVE: MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Speaks out After FBI Seizes Phone. Yes, the
Being very involved in investigating and documenting the '20 Presidential election CheatFest, I would think Mr. Lindell would be pretty wise to the ways of the Totalitarian ctrl-left. I'm not sure if ANYONE, however, is really ready for how Totalitarian and 3rd-Worldly the American Police State has become. It's not as bad as being taken political prisoner, but the confiscation of one's phone is a big deal now. These hand-held computers have our*** lives on them these days.
There are 2 aspects, I would say, of keeping the damage to a minimum were this to happen to you. First, there is the loss of the information for you, the owner of the device. Backing up the data is important, and it's oh so convenient to put it on The Cloud. Yeah, well, that defeats the 2nd aspect of it, the perusal of your data by these modern versions of spies. You can not use The Cloud and keep deleting info after back-ups, say, the pictures and videos, but keeping the text threads and phone numbers on it is necessary to make the thing useful. It's a pretty difficult task to keep any privacy if you carry a smart phone around. I've written about much of the possible iEspionage activities these things can accomplish, and probably DO accomplish, in this post, and much of it the laymen would have no idea are even happening.
What was Mike Lindell to do, in order to prevent the FBI from confiscating his ideas and plans? Basically, the modern Police State is hard to avoid. It's made worse when we have formerly independent Feral Government law enforcement agencies that are arms of the Potomac Regime. There were Libertarians and Constitutionalists calling America the USSA 20 years ago, before any of this iEspionage. That appellation is definitely appropriate now.
In Soviet Russia, spies spy on you. In modern America, you spy on self.
* My wife may have already supported Mr. Lindell with some purchases, but how many pillows to do need? Per a recommendation from an Unz Review commenter, I will see if we can buy some good towels. Target has many colors of China-made towels - they suck at actually absorbing water though.
** I first got to this story off a link that sent me to the UK Independent. What a biased POS of a site that is! To alert the reader to who Mr. Lindell might be, the only phrases used are "'Presidential election conspiracy theorist". OK, well, I didn't want to link our readers to that one, so I did a duckduckgo search. The first blurb was from the NY Post an outfit, that'd I'd mentioned in the intro of this post should possibly the new "paper of record". Their article used the same terminology used for Mr. Lindell. That's just shameful - no more paper of record support for you!
I gotta start bookmarking the reliably unbiased sites. I did not get to Mr. Lindell's MyPillow site for the news on this, but I'd trust a guy like him over ANY of the news sources.
*** Most of us, that is. I do have a smart phone, but if I lose it, I'm not totally lost like some of us.