Friday, March 10, 2017
Taking It Real Again, Part Un
Some of my now 1,000 Twitter followers have asked me to do a kind of tutorial on "getting real", i.e. yet another attempt to drag us away from keyboards and smartphones and get our wee pale asses back into the actual physical world. I guess this is as good a place to start as any.
I got an e-mail inquiry today from a guy who may be perfectly sincere and may be a potential asset to the 14 Words, but who wants me to mail him an introductory packet to a street address under a ridiculous quasi-German pseudonym, for all I know the same one he uses for World of Warcraft.
The post office will not deliver mail sent to absurd-sounding quasi-German or Middle Earth-style pseudonyms. I know because I've tried, and I've had heavy, expensive packets sent back saying "addressee unknown" even when the address was clear, with a Zip + 4. The postal service is now part of the surveillance state. They maintain a database of names and addresses which the secret police occasionally access, although usually their electronic surveillance tells them whatever they want to know.
Uh, you guys know that in light of revelations by Edward Snowden and now the latest exposé by Wikileaks of the CIA's hacking and surveillance activities, if you operate electronically at all, any attempt to conceal your identities from the secret police is futile? You do get that, right?
Every electronic transmission sent in this country (possibly the world) is apparently intercepted by the National Security Agency (NSA) and archived in two big huge storage facilities, one in West Virginia and one in Utah. It's true they're not all read--no one on earth has the manpower to do that--but if you have ever used a politically incorrect word or e-mailed someone at an incorrect address or gone to a forbidden website or otherwise tripped over the algorithms the secret police use to identify those whose minds are not fully under control, then you have been "audited" and your identity is known.
There is a fine balancing line between being cowardly timid and foolhardy reckless online. It's hard to know where that line is, and we all make slip-ups. But a general rule of thumb is that security-consciousness helps you function effectively as a White nationalist. Paranoia prevents you from functioning effectively. Learning the difference is a skill we all must master.