Independence Day! Woo hoo! A paid day off for picnics, parades, and fireworks to celebrate our freedom. Well, the scraps of it we haven’t traded away in the name of our “safety and security.” Big Brother’s presence seems kind of comforting, right? That’s exactly how he gets his foot in the door. Remember, if he’s looking out for you, he must also have his eye on you. You and everyone else. Watch enough cop shows and you will learn what’s possible; they don’t just make all that stuff up, you know. You could dismiss this whole post, write me off as
a crackpot conspiracy theorist. It’s your prerogative. But as they say, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.
THE EYE IN THE SKY
The spy next door that peeks
around her curtain night and day
is not just “being neighborly.”
More likely, CIA.
You know that crackling static
while you wait for the dial tone?
It could be someone listening in,
a wire tap on your phone.
The camera on your monitor
that transmits while you Skype
sees every keystroke that you make,
each password that you type.
Cells and hard drives can’t delete
your comms or browsing history.
The back-up files are always there;
just how remains a mystery.
Tabs are kept on bank accounts
with each transaction logged.
Credit cards know where you shop
and stay alert for fraud.
The black box hiding in your car
stores constant data readings.
It knows if you don’t buckle up
and how fast you were speeding.
ATMs and traffic cams
have facial recognition.
The GPS inside your phone
can ping without permission.
We’re slowly being poisoned
by Big Pharma and Big Ag,
your death marked “undetermined”
as they zip the body bag.
My buddies say I’m paranoid,
and are they right? You betcha.
These days you gotta watch your back;
this world is out to getcha.
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