Hide From Washington’s Thought Police … Now!
Hide From Washington’s Thought Police … Now! by
TDC Note – If you’ve had too much to think – you may want to pay attention to this one.
The Minister of Housing really didn’t like me. At all. Everyone around the polished walnut conference table in her Pretoria office could see it.
The fact that I was married to her personal secretary didn’t help.
I’d been a thorn in her side since the day she’d made a strategic alliance with the South African housing rights group for whom I worked. She wanted an easy ride. Ululating homeless people praising her in photo ops.
She got that … but she also got my colleagues and me, who relentlessly highlighted in the press the hypocrisy of her department’s evictions of those same people.
At first this didn’t really matter to me. I was fighting the good fight. But as the years went by, I realized the cost.
By 2007, I was tired. I wanted to do something else with my life. Let the younger folks take to the trenches.
But as I put out feelers for new employment, I discovered the dark truth … I’d been blacklisted for my views. I was unemployable.
Think it can’t happen to you in the good ol’ U.S. of A? Think again.
And take action before it’s too late.
Crossing a Line
Last week, news reports revealed on July 17 the Department of Justice (DoJ) issued a search warrant to a California web hosting company called DreamHost.
The warrant demanded information related to a website that encouraged people to protest at President Trump’s inauguration.
The search warrant shocked the legal world … and privacy bugs like me.
For the first time, the federal government has demanded to know the identities of people who visited a specific website without any evidence of a crime having been committed. As DreamHost’s answering filing says: