We are in a very confusing time in our country. We like our personal privacy but easily throw it away at the demands of the government and corporations. Apple refuses to give access or assistance to breaking into a phone of a terrorist and most of us are angry at Apple. I agree with Apple and am thankful they are resisting a government infringement into our privacy. Is it not strange that we attack the idea of building walls around our borders but remove the walls of privacy around our lives? We seem to want to cure the problem of terrorism by terrorizing our citizens.
I see each day as I fly the infringement of personal privacy through TSA in the airports. Pat downs, scanners and questions that really are not about our safety as much as it is about the mirage of our safety. Children and aged are treated with suspicion while those who are suspicious are ignored because we don’t want to profile anyone.
Our country is off the tracks and we are working on the wrong projects. It seems every time we have a major issue media and leaders ask the wrong questions and never deal with the right issues. As long as we continue to divide and distract from the real issues there will be no real solutions. You cannot fix a problem by creating another problem that does not exist, to keep from offending or drawing attention to the mistakes at hand.
Will the real leaders wake up? Can some of our elite educators, politicians and leaders please come out of retirement or hibernation and help us? Are there any religious leaders with enough moral courage to stand up and speak to the issues? I am afraid that America has ceased to do great things and will one day cease to be great if something does not change!