Skip to comments.Obama: Technology Must Not be Used to Abuse Rights
Posted on 04/23/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
U.S. President Barack Obama has issued an executive order that for the first time will allow U.S. authorities to impose sanctions on foreign entities who help authoritarian governments use modern technologies to commit human rights abuses.
Obama made the announcement Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, specifically naming the governments of Iran and Syria as major violators.
The order freezes U.S. assets linked to people who provide technological help -- like satellite, computer and phone monitoring -- to oppressive governments. Obama said modern technology should be "used to empower people, not oppress them."
The president said "national sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people."
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What about using Drones to kill American citizens without a trial? Does that count?
It’s just all talk for the elections.
This means that zero just ordered his flying monkeys to use technology to abuse people.
this the same Obama that wants an internet kill switch? And is sucking in and monitoring every cell call and email in America? The same Obama that wants a black box in your car? The same Obama that has TSA looking at us naked? The same Obozo that wants smart meters on every hose? The same Obama that wants all our doctors to be forced to upload our medical records to a central database?
This is THAT Obama?
“This means that zero just ordered his flying monkeys to use technology to abuse people.”
Bada Bing,,,exactly. The key to understanding governmentspeak is to understand that the opposite of what they say is the truth.
Also,,, you don’t look behind the door unless you’ve hid there yourself.
No, no, no. Nothing so dramatic. The government only wants to ensure your safety from bad thoughts, by tapping your bank accounts, retirement plan, medical records, limiting “bad speech”, protecting you from bad scary guns, teaching your children the “right” way to a collective drone, etc.
My thoughts exactly.
Except when the government does it.
Obama pulled his, “If I had a son, he’d resemble Trayvon”-stunt and the NEXT DAY he commemorated, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, a movie about a mob killing an innocent man, simply cuz he was the wrong color.
That’d be unlimited cynicism, right? Don’t believe me?
So when Obama decries using technology to suppress people, that means HE IS ABOUT TO DO (OR IS DOING) EXACTLY THAT.
“Always accuse the enemy of doing what you’re about to do.” —Alinsky
I feel safer when this fruitcake is on the golf course.