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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:24 AM

35. No, you have to confront the people making them. That is the basis of this. Jobs. Love of high tech.

We are furious about this, terrified of some nightmarish world where we cannot breathe and stand under the sun without being interfered with.

But even here on DU, I've read people applauding the use of drones by Sea Shepherd to find the Japanese whaling fleet. And Tim Pool, and others involved with OWS in NYC, made a drone to film the action. It's one of his films archived on TimCast.

We applaud this when we say they are being used in a good cause... That does not stop the technology being used in a bad way. Tech is neutral, but the mindset that wants more and the number of people that are being trained to engineer and manufacture and operate remote control devices, is growing.

We can have this grid of control but we may never be able to say how it's used. Because the genie if out of the bottle, like the A-bomb, no going back. The fear comes from the bogeymen we've been told are after us and seek to harm us. I feel that privatization is the major evil here.

Imagine this database and the remote control of these weapons in the hands of a rabid teabagger. Do we trust them to do the right thing? What if they see the right thing as going after us?

We've got a big problem in this country and world, speeding toward a future that most of us have only slight glimpses of. Take a moment to look at the youtube videos of Michio Kaku. The powerful have their followers and they see great reward in this.

They are the ones we have to convince. Shoot down one drone, and another will appear. Keep on doing it and they'll employ some other weapon. The thing, the dead things running around are not the problem. It's the people who profit. They'll just make a new thing to do the job if they're not shown another way.

I am probably older than you, and this horrifies me more than I can say. All I know is that it is not the tool that we must fight, it is the hand that wields it; but more than that, the mindset.

Not well expressed but I tried. Don't fear this, don't accept it. Work to change people by using something different than the tools they are using on us.

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