U.S. and U.K. Mass Media Surveillance Campaign

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Legislation of the media, people murdered as a result of non-responding threats on social media, the usage of the mass media by the government, and the political and law regulations made by our leaders (media control) are only some of the U.S. and U.K. communications strategies to keep under control every activity made by one in the web. The U.S. and U.K. governments are accessing top internet companies servers to track foreign targets thus creating a clear and definitely scary coordinated campaign to have under Mass Surveillance State System any internet movement regular citizens make while surfing on the web. There are three main ways the British and North American Governments use mass media as spy agencies: having massive access to international communications, making social media companies look like terrorist helpers, and through legislating the media itself.

The United States of America and the British governments shall not be accessing to valuable foreign-intelligence information. There have been reports on the newspaper where it’s been said that “those governments collect indiscriminately so much of the world’s private communications that literally do not know what to do with it” (New York Times newspaper). The social media companies not only have the ability-but also the duty-to monitor the communications of all of its users and report anything suspicious to other governments in case they are been targeted. Supreme authorities are using this information therefore setting up also a perfect way of accessing to whatever the government asks for.

While mass media companies are trying to do their job-opening enough technological tools for people-governments are using them for getting access into private information social media companies have. Following a communicative terrorist campaign within the communications strategies the States and U.K. governments already started, communicative concepts for manipulating information have been implemented on not only leaders who control the social media agenda, but also on the media itself which is letting those inappropriate communicative tactics being also implemented on the products people are consuming in order to have enough control on our information. However, there are still gaps between how media protects our private information, what they share with the government, and what it is really the sensible information the government shall be interested to collect.

There are many laws regulating the way mass media companies act. However, the key point is that those policies are being set by a fake democracy the U.S. and U.K. governments are implementing on not only the citizens, but on the mass media as well. Those leaders, throughout legislating how the media currently acts, either sign up, or reject any law towards their interests. The United States of America and the U.K. control mayor mass media companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, and some other big technology companies in order to have access to everybody’s information and detect any suspicious activity of terrorism. The media is obligated to report any doubtful events of terrorism; however, they are also in capacity to divulge this information to society although it is a dangerous and sensible one, and there is when troubles within the system come up because the government in charge manipulate the mass media agenda, but also, it is been said that, they demonize the media as terrorist helpers whenever they do not report something. The intelligence agencies collect such us massive quantities of private communications that they even do not have the ability to understand what they have collected. They cannot detect terror plotting because they are overloaded with the communications of millions of innocent people around the world. Those companies are not able to monitor actual terrorism and if the media not always inform suspicious activities of terrorism on their web space then no one will be able to stop murderers of non-reporting threats on the media.

There are, then, three main ways the British and North American governments use mass media as spy agencies: having massive access to international communications, making social media companies look like terrorist helpers, and through legislating the media itself. Political communications concepts have been consulted by the U.S. and U.K. administrations in order to legislate the media, hide people murdered as a result of non-responding threats on social media, and use the mass media with political, economic and social purposes. The political and law regulation benefits (media control) are only some of the U.S. and U.K. communications strategies to keep under control every activity made by one in the web. It shall be curiosity from the citizens’ side to understand how and why the web activities are being controlled by the government. Their communications strategies allow them to access to top internet companies’ servers not only to track foreign targets, but also to target our information as sensible for them; thus creating a clear and definitely scary coordinated campaign to have under Mass Surveillance State System any internet movement regular citizens make while surfing on the web. Much more awareness is needed in order to protest against the system, and stop their massive surveillance; that’s the only way society can be free once more.

 

 

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Religion: An Emotional Politico-Economical Decision

reli.jpgThe relationship between religion and globalization has been manipulated by political leaders in order to shape ones spiritual perspective within the “legal order of things” delimited by society.  According to Daniel Golebiewski, author of several books about many definitions of religion -within the globalized context nowadays communities are experiencing-, “religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the Universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code [of] [governing] which conducts human affairs,” (Golebiewski, 2009). Therefore, it is accurate to mention that from ancient ancestors until today’s political leaders the enterprising of religion has been a way of exercising political authority within society’s laws. Then, this must have been guiding them throughout history to impose over the communities’ behavior and beliefs their globalized vision of governing people. In consequence, religion has become a globalized way –that society continues using- to tight together everyone instead of having a society all beaten up. According to the book “Sourceswork: Academic Writing from Sources”, “globalization, is about the promotion of consumer values that feed on the perception that happiness is rooted in material progress, that choice equals the highest freedom, and that being well connected is more important than being deeply connected. The end result [of] [globalization] is the transformation of human society to a degree and in ways not truly understood,” (Rifkin, 2003). Yet, religion has appeared as an abruptly shaper of cultures’ emotions, political, and economic affairs.

Over the years, religion has developed an interesting way of manipulating people’s emotions in order to establish order within society. Several authors such as John Corrigan, author of “Religion and Emotions”, have examined how some attitudes toward and expressions of emotion in a wide range of religious traditions and periods, through various textually based, historical, and ethnographic approaches, and they also have found out that “the relation of emotion to moral or religious norms, the role of emotion in faith, religious emotions as a performance of feeling in ritual contexts, and the relation of emotion to religious language” are on what some leaders based their ways of leading. For example, in the year of 1442, when the Pope of Catholic Church was Rodrigo Borgia, a big area of Italy was ruled by the Catholic Laws -of course- imposed by the already mentioned Pope. Still, the Church guides the emotions of many of the leaders who are governing nowadays. If it  easier to look toward the Middle East where Islam controls and exercise political, social, cultural, and religious authority within people’s behavior and thoughts. Globalization is a good example of how politico-religious leaders can control and enterprise any law in society through religion.

As well as the society’s emotions are controlled by a moral code set by any religion one believes in, the political decisions may also be reformed by ones religious beliefs. Ira Rifkin wrote in “Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization” that “global publics [political perspectives] are sharply divided over the relationship between religion and morality. In much of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, there is a strong consensus that belief in God is necessary for morality and good values,” (Rifkin, 2003). Therefore, political leaders have created ways of keeping people believing in their commands, or statements (which are supposed to be guided by God) through one religion called Islam. So, it is precise to express that during the course of history no matter what religion is being practiced in one’s country, it has had an influence in the way a politician have ruled.

Nevertheless, the relationship between globalization and religion has been one of the closest one to another as a new possibility and challenge within society. Economical decision have been made on God’s history, For instance, religious communities such as the Roman Catholic Church, the World Council of Churches, and the Jewish Diaspora have also taken part in international affairs. According to Daniel Golebieswki, author of “Religion and Globalization: new Possibilities, Furthering Challenges”, “globalization brings a culture pluralism, meaning religions with overlapping but distinctive ethics and interests interact with one another,” (Golebieswki, 2009). Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam not only have set the world’s leading religious traditions, but also have become official institutions which teach values such as human dignity, equality, freedom, and economic ones. Those main religious groups have taken part in events such as “Jubile 2000”, an international effort advocating for cancelling Third World debt by the year of 2000, and the “World Faith Dialogue” which is an effort of international faith leaders along with the World Bank to support development to the UN’s Millennium Development goals. In order to control people’s economic, politic and even emotional decisions, religious groups have taken advantage of it to enterprise the religion’s concept as a way of succeeding.

Globalization allows religion to continue growing as a powerful way of exercising political, economic, and emotional authority over individuals. Religious groups have become transnational corporations; hence they have converted in important actors in the international system. Spiritual perspectives have been driven by leaders as globalization continues; individuals should start thinking that over any decision one makes in the government, there are many corporations all together making that decision. All should care about who is making their politico-economic, and “emotional laws”.

We are stars.

Our lives have been guided by our desires of challenging ourselves. However, there are some periods where destiny guided us without telling us where to go, or how to go on. Life is full of changes where who really knows how to face them is who will win. There is a game out there; a game that must be played in the best possible way. There are not winners, or losers, however, the losers will win; they know what to do as well as the winners whom have the power in their hands, and do not know how to use it, so they are the losers then. Since our beginning, some few have had the power of governing, but…Here we are. Government means to make and administer the public policy; policies that are being corrupted since we were created by… by??? Where are we living? There is the Universe out there, above us, and we continue living our lives with the same passive condition of not doing anything to solve who we really are.

Let’s wake up today. Let’s stand up for our rights. What rights are we talking about? Are there rights? There are duties, “social duties” we got to follow to fit in a society where it is not up to you how to live, unfortunately.

Our lives have been guided by our desires of challenging ourselves. However, our controlled minds do not have, sometimes, the enough capacity of choosing the best way to act within this community full of walking diseases. Diseases that sooner than later will kill us; one by one as the Roman Empire killed in order to shine. The sun is not shining today, however, I got to keep under control the energy the sun has to give life to us. We are made by the same composition the Universe is made. We are stars, we were born of a star; a huge star called… We do not know; we do not know yet what is going on around us. At least, we do not have enough knowledge to carry out our own cross until our death; we will die, however, we will find the light of the star who took millions of millions of years in creating us, and here we are challenging ourselves creating desires guided by the energy we represent in the universe; place where we will be sooner that later.

Boston, Spring 2014.

Sigo la necesidad de escribir.

My hands are already guided by the deepest of my heart’s feelings. A master has died. Gabriel José de la Concordia García Marquez has died. Nevertheless, his words are going to be forever with us. Thanks to his writings, teachings, and advices to his followers I write nowadays.

By remembering not only my high school years, but also my college ones, Gabo guided many of my thoughts as young and inexperienced reader as well as writer. By reading his stories, and following his tone, style, passion and way of writing, I could understand the fantastic habit of expressing myself by written words. As journalist, Gabriel García Marquez gave me inspiration to write journalistic reports; he taught me, without know, how to spend my time writing about whatever happen in my life. Making my topics the news I have read in the newspaper, as he used to do, I could find a great inspiration to create wonderful, extraordinary and unique articles, interviews, chronicles, reports, and free time stories writings. 

Boston,
Spring 2014

Saludos, buen viaje Maestro Gabriel.