So true. I always flip things around on purpose in some of my comments. I make a point of pointing out reasons why people no longer care about their privacy/willing to give it up:
1. Only bad people have something to hide.
2. Well, I don't want another 9/11 to happen. If seeing what I'm doing prevents it from happening, I'm cool with it.
3. I'm not doing anything wrong/I'm a very boring person so I don't care what they see.
And then I always point out govt scandals and how they somehow don't want you to see that stuff, they'll lie, cover up, bull*hit you. I guess that "no privacy" thing is only for the "peons". Maybe I piss people off talking like that. But maybe it might make people think. Maybe a lightbulb might go off above a person's head and they realize how a lot of things are applied to "peons only".
Thing is, the characters who we'd like to know the scoop on (i.e. Obama, Rockefeller, Biden, Clinton, Kissinger, etc.),
we will never know because of national security reasons. And that's a legitimate argument.
Because powerful individuals need privacy due to their dealings in the business and political worlds.
However, for the average person, those running things will have information they can use against us.
One of us moves up the ladder down the road - they have all of our activity databased and can corrupt us.
If we don't play ball, our character is assassinated.
Could JFK be the President he was in this day and age? Not a chance.
He would be corrupted or ruined before he got anywhere because the dude was a pussy hound.
The Matrix is the ideal reality for those with control, because all of our activities will be available.
If one us gets ahead of ourselves, attacking that individual takes minimal effort.
Hell, making a few slight modifications (porn habits, internet searches) to make one appear as someone they are not, wouldn't take much.
We would all be utterly controlled under the guise of keeping us safe, and having no secrets.
So the world is nerved to keep up safe, to pursue transparency, while those in power are untouchable.
Thinking we should have absolute transparency is the mindset of a child.
I see some people bring up Facebook. "How can you *itch about privacy when you give away all your privacy willingly on a website?" I think a lot of things go hand in hand with each other. Social media being one of them. "Well, I do go on Facebook and talk about my work, my school, my friends, my family, what I'm eating, everything I'm doing. It's all out there. *giggles* I guess I don't really care about my privacy since I'm an open book!" I sometimes think reality shows goes hand in hand with it. I don't watch reality shows, I think they're scripted garbage. But it's still an illusion of seeing celebrities in their personal life or even seeing the regular Joe and Jane go on a game show and being able to watch everything they do in their personal life. Seeing stuff that you normally wouldn't see, stuff you wouldn't see be put out there.
I think celebrities ties into it as well. And goodness knows you know how people love to eat stuff up like that. And this is a day in and day out thing. I want everybody to do a little experiment because this post made me think of Britney Spears (could apply to any celebrity, just want to use Britney as my example). Go to yahoo images and type in britney spears car surrounded by papparazzi. You don't have to click on any of the pictures, just scan through the first 3 or 4 rows. Look at all those people surrounding her (this was during her breakdown). Yeah, I know she's a celebrity and that might be the comeback that's aimed at me. I wonder if stuff like that leads to a thought process of: "There's always somebody watching you somewhere, reporting what they see. And there's nothing I can do about it."
Celebrities are the last people who should be commenting on reality.
They all go crazy without privacy, and you're right, it goes to justifying the no privacy angle.
You'd think people would look at what transparency does to most in the limelight, and see how retarded it is.
Take these A list actors. Everywhere they go they have the feeling of being stalked, and it impacts their behaviour.
Tarantino throwing down with some paparazzi dude is the best example.
And if you put yourself in his shoes, how can you blame the guy for saying phuck it.
I bet some of them even go to great lengths to see if their phones are tapped and whatnot.
Point is their behaviour is altered negatively (paranoia, discomfort, isolation), and they'd be happier without a camera up their rear 24-7.