07.27.12

Water, power, money — all at risk, always

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, Imminent Catastrophe at 4:34 pm by George Smith

Earlier this week, I was asked if I was going to hear Keith Alexander’s speech at Def Con, a first. Nope.

What could he possibly say new? Nothing. Nice p.r., though.

Most of the publicity was reserved for Alexander’s appearance at the Aspen Institute, where he apparently delivered a speech much like he has in the past.

Everything’s at risk — power, water, money. (Even the air is now at risk when the poison gases are released.)

“I’m worried most about power … I’m worried about water,” he said.

“Alexander repeated his view that computer-based espionage against the industrialized world amounted to ‘the biggest transfer of wealth in history’ because ‘adversaries have gone into our companies and taken intellectual property,’” reads the LA Times, posted a few minutes ago.

If you collect Mr. Keith Alexander’s remarks then he must be the most important man in the country, ultimately responsible for securing the US in cyberspace against the ton of trouble coming against everything.

If we had better reporters, rather than just compilers and tape-recorders, someone would be pointing this out. But the current state of journalism cannot deal with repeated claims that a host of catastrophes are imminent.

Therefore, well meaning or not, Mr. Alexander abuses the publicity afforded him at these functions. It’s flagrant and too many people give it a pass.

“All ur H20 belong to us,” cackled the fiend from inside the cyber-bunker, somewhere in the eastern hemisphere. “Does Mr. Alexander know haxorz can haz make H20 to bleach?”

Get off the cyber-corruption of water meme already, sir.


Related:

The greatest transfer of wealth in history …

All ur water does not belong to the cybermen.

2 Comments

  1. Mikey said,

    July 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    DD, the water meme made me remember (though it’s unrelated to water and meant more as an Assange-ish type reference) that, some time ago, I had renamed your blog bookmark to DickiLeaks. And please, I mean that in the nicest way, since much of what I read about that I care about first sees the light of day on your blog.

    Hope you get a chuckle out of it.

    Remember, folks…you saw it on DD blog first! Admit it…

  2. George Smith said,

    July 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Hmm, DickLeaks, could make an interesting T-shirt. A friend already made 20 Dick Destiny black T-shirts about a year ago. Gave ’em away, everyone who saw one wanted one.