Stories like this op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times bring home to me the remarkable fact that as military/industrial complex secrets spread instantly, electronically, and invisibly to actual and possible “enemies,” the Age of War, which is probably what the past 2000 — or is it 10,000 — years of Patriarchy will eventually be known as, reaches its apotheosis. Or maybe it will be called the Age of Secrets.
As more and more of us open our minds and hearts to sense our communion with others, lies and deception will no longer be possible. The Age of Secrets and Wars will dissolve into the noosphere. Telepathy, practiced forever by lovers and mothers and animals and ETs, will become the new normal. And we can breathe a long sigh of relief. For when we feel/see/touch into the vastness, we realize that the universe is constantly replenishing itself. There is no scarcity, therefore no need for power over, and the secrets which have fueled it for this long, sad, suffering aeon.
The Age of War/Secrets may be ending, not because we were smart enough to recognize its wildly destructive absurdity, but because the inherent contradictions of trying to keep “knowledge” secret help spur us to evolve beyond it.
Here’s the first two paragraphs of the article. The rest describes the usual convoluted attempts to clamp down on this problem which, like a gigantic squirting balloon, continuously springs more “leaks.”
How China Steals Our Secrets
April 2, 2012
by Richard C. Clarke
FOR the last two months, senior government officials and private-sector experts have paraded before Congress and described in alarming terms a silent threat: cyberattacks carried out by foreign governments. Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the F.B.I., said cyberattacks would soon replace terrorism as the agency’s No. 1 concern as foreign hackers, particularly from China, penetrate American firms’ computers and steal huge amounts of valuable data and intellectual property.
It’s not hard to imagine what happens when an American company pays for research and a Chinese firm gets the results free; it destroys our competitive edge. Shawn Henry, who retired last Friday as the executive assistant director of the F.B.I. (and its lead agent on cybercrime), told Congress last week of an American company that had all of its data from a 10-year, $1 billion research program copied by hackers in one night. Gen. Keith B. Alexander, head of the military’s Cyber Command, called the continuing, rampant cybertheft “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.”