Posts tagged ‘democracy’

Tor

Rarely, if ever do I get political on here.

Hell, if I’d still be doing the weekly Friday thing there’d probably be more political stuff.

But in this instance I can’t keep my god damn mouth shut.

At the 22nd European Police Congress the german minister Günter Krings said that he could understand the need for using Tor in some autocratic regimes, but that there’s no need for this in a democratic society. That everyone who uses it there must be nefarious and that laws should reflect that.

The right to free speech, and the right to anonymity, the right to privacy, are fundamental human rights.

Period.

The level of surveillance people are exposed to in the internet, not just from “autcratic states”, but by “democratic” governments, and especially by corporations, is massive.
Crafting the GDPR on the one hand, to strengthen the stance of the people against the data exploitation by corporations, and then on the other hand, trying to brand the very tools people use to escape that corporate surveillance as criminal – is psychotic at best, and hypocritic at worst.

I smell money. And the wet dreams of the Stasi.

Let us not forget whistleblowers, journalists, dissidents living in “democratic” countries, but working to dissolve the autocratic governments of their countries of origin, where the “democratic” country has extradition agreements with those autocratic regimes, like, let’s say, for example, well, CHINA. (Or, let’s just drop a name of recent tragic fame here: Kashoggi)

Articles 11 and 13 are hiddeous crimes against freespeech, information freedom, journalism, the people, Europe & the EU itself, but the call to make TOR illegal is even worse. All in all these ideas, and “laws” show the disconnect these politicians have to the world and times we live in.

Then Krings was followed by my country man and president of the national congress Wolfgang Sobotka, who praised China (of all places) for its disregard of privacy and dataprotection when doing surveillance on its citizens.

Slow Clap.
https://youtu.be/f1N5lZw7e78
OTR rather. Utter Crap.
https://youtu.be/GDVvUU5MT50

(Source for this post:https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Europaeischer-Polizeikongress-Weg-mit-dem-Darknet-4313276.html)

I think these politicians need to be put INTO the situations they are advocating for. Krings needs to be doxxed. Fully. Completely. Throughly. Continuously.
Sobotka needs to be surveilled 24/7 on public broadcast.
After about a decade they can then decide whether their ideas were good or not.

So, in closing, guess I’m a criminal. Because I use Tor. And will continue to do so.

Take care, delete Facebook, Google, Twitter and the likes, get Tor (don’t put your money on a VPN for goodness sake!).
A.

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Election Day 

Today is election day.
No shit, Sherlock! It isn’t as if I had been looking forward to seeing an end of all these talks, interviews and all the other campaign bullshit. It isn’t as if I’m singing “Their smiling faces, give me diarrhea” in my head, everytime I see one of these mutant grimaces flashing their teeth at me…

Someone please tell those 2,948 people that they’re morons! Oooh you did a grown up thing? Bravo!
You want a hug? A participation ribbon? A trophy? Some candy?
Fuck you!
What’s next? “I drove to work.” Give that person a medal! “I brushed my teeth!” I sense a Nobel prize winner here…

You’re supposed to vote! That is what a responsible adult living in a democracy does. All this passive aggressive “I voted” crap is empty vapid ego jerking, for the votee to feel superior. To whom?
Non voters. Guess how much of a flying fuck they give about the “I voted” bunch.
Exactly. So….
Fuck. Off.

See election info?
SEE ELECTION INFO???
If you’re eligible to vote, and you need to be educated on HOW, WHERE, WHY, and WHAT concerning this current election, ON ELECTION DAY – do us all a solid, and do not vote.
You imbecilic cunts are the reason this system is broken. For you, there should be a non-participation ribbon/trophy “To dumb to vote, so I didn’t.”

All in all, Facebook, bugger off. Leave politics alone.
Users create and discuss and participate in politics, but you ought to be neutral and STFU.

Take care.

PS: I voted. Give me validation!

[This was written on 15th October 2017.]

Life ain’t that hard, elections II

Not to beat a dead horse, but this democracy shit is getting out of hand.

No I do not advocate dictatorship or other totalitarian systems. But in recent elections (and runner ups to elections *ahem*US*ahem*) it has been demonstrated, REPEATEDLY, that the general public is too dumb to grasp the stuff they vote about.
Presidential elections ins Austria, BREXIT, Trump’s success…

Here’s a simple solution (you know I excell at these):
1.: Campaigns. Hold ’em, but keep facts straight and true, and for goodness’ sake – don’t show any of these mutant faces. No public appearances, no pictures of candidates/advocates/etc. Just plain text, no music, no people.
Emotionless speech in audio clips.
2.: Every person eligible for voting MUST pass a test before being allowed to participate in the election (or referendum). If they have any score lower than 80%, sorry, next time perhaps.
3.: For further preventing the derailment into an idiocracy refer to my last post about elections here.

Consise and simple, as usual.

Hope that helps,
take care,
A.

Life ain’t that hard, elections.

There has been an election in my country recently, I’m sure you heard.

I am not here to comment on the outcome, there are far better qualified people to do so. 
But I had the opportunity to observe insanity take on a new form.

No not the candidates whoring themselves out at every possible opportunity, nor the fact that one looks like a molding armadillo the other like a skinned weasel greased in oil.

It’s people taking pictures of their ticked (marked) ballots and posting them on social media!
So they are not just partaking in a democratic process, but also in mindless self-affirmation – getting “Bravos” from like minded folks, and pissing off the community of the opposing side.
Some even took the sweet time to strike through the other candidate(s). Wasting their own time, that of the people waiting to get into the voting booth, that of the people sitting there who in the end would have to count the clumsy attempts that made it impossible to scan electronically and have it counted that way.

Look people, life ain’t that hard, even in when voting in an election. It’s rather easy, here:

0. If you live in a proto-dictatorship you have to register to vote instead of being eligible to vote by default.
1. Go to the place where you can cast your vote. (Note: In a free and truly democratic country you need to show your ID to prevent voter fraud.)
2. You get a ballot and an envelope to take to the voting booth. (Note: No booth? Call inter-/national TV News, a booth will magically appear.)
3. Tick the box/circle next to the favored choice. Mostly there’s more than two choices (except in proto-dictatorship countries or special elections), so make sure you actually mark the right one.
4. After stuffing the ballot into the envelope, leave the booth and put it in the locked ballot box. (Note: if the lock is missing, or open, call inter-/national TV News and the police, take pictures of it, mail those to newspapers!)
5. You’re done! Take your ID, and the great feeling of having participated in a democratic process, go home and reward yourself with some icream or a prolonged jerk-off marathon.

No snapping pictures of your ballot. No drawing or writing on your ballot.
No anything except the TL;DR version of above list: Go in, tick a circle, stuff in box, leave.
Saves you time and effort, saves those coming in after you time and nerves, everyone wins.

Please do note: You can of course watch the first election results trickling in on the special news shows that day, but let me ask, why the hassle?
You have cast your vote. Everything else in this election, is now OUT OF YOUR HANDS!
Take a drink in a fancy bar, go out and eat, visit a brothel, inspect the crawlspace of your home. Have fun, or be productive.
But don’t sit there like a moron and watch the results as if you had to leave the country with hastily gathered belongings otherwise. If it has come to that point a wise person would go to vote, and then leave the fountry preemptively.

The next day, or two days later, the results will be final. Your nerves have not been stressed out, you had a relaxing day, and can take the news more relaxed that the shitheads you least wanted almost took over.

Take it easy. Life ain’t that hard.

Take care,
A.

Life ain’t that hard: Politics

Here we go again…

I’m all in favor of democracy, but I hate idiocracy, which is the system currently in place, I sadly have to say. Drooling, uninformed idiots electing Schmucks who are less inteligent and informed than the idiots who elect them.

But fear not my fellow people, I have solutions!

Step 1: no more voting with 16! I mean seriously, what was I interested in at 16?
Tits! If you’re a sixteen year old, you should be listening to your raging hormones, not raging old folks!
Step 2: mandatory tests before elections. For both the candidates and the people – you wanna vote? You need to know shit. Current shit. Political shit. Shit you should know through osmosis, just by being alive, and watching the news at least once or twice a week.
Step 3: ignorance is a bliss! We never get to see the people we elect. Why? Politics has devolved from an argument based campaign to a popularity contest. Admitted most, of the scarecrows we have as leaders are anything BUT pretty faces, but still, you ask why someone voted for Joseph KillAJew “He has so pretty eyes!” And youre just standing there “what does that have to do with anything?”
Step 4: bound by blood…err..signature. Since we have informed people only voting now, who have a concept of “in ten years”, and no one ever saw the people we vote for, it is time to form an opinion! Candidates (and partys) have to sign a binding contract, that, in case they are elected, they will do everything in their power to fulfill their agenda. And their agenda has to be included in said contract. That’s the lies they currently tell us, only in this system, they’re bound to it, and if they neglect to even try – pay time! Massive monetary loss for the candidate/party and a ten legislations ban on competing again! (Yes, 50 years. Deal with it!)

This should, at least temporarily, fix the problem. No more idiots, no more pretty eyes, no more lies, no more teen favors. Real politics. Real people.
Period.

Here’s a little something to pin up in the voting booth:

DO YOU KNOW?
DO YOU REALLY KNOW?
ARE YOU SURE?
ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SURE?

Just remember, we only get a government as good as its people, and therefore we can say only one thing: We’re fracked!