I was a Cold War baby. My favorite tv show growing up was Scarecrow and Mrs King, and I secretly dreamed of growing up to be a spy. Or married to one. I’m neither. But I do enjoy watching Castle, and I’m secretly (well, not so secretly now) hoping she takes the job in DC. I live vicariously thru Kate Beckett. She’s who I would be if I was braver, skinnier, had dark hair, and lived in New York City.
The past couple of days the uninformed of this country have been shocked with a barrage of news stories about the government watching us. Seriously people. They are the government. They’ve been watching us since the Cold War, and probably before that. Get over your shock.
If you are talking about things on your phones, your email, or your Facebook that are truly private, you shouldn’t be telling the world anyway. Get over yourselves. Nothing is private. Every photo you paste on Fb becomes their property. Does that mean you shouldn’t post pictures of your kids for your family and friends to see? No. Seriously. The only reason the government cares that you even have kids is because they cost money and involve tax write-offs. They don’t want to exploit them by stealing your precious pictures. (However there are wierdos out there so for goodness sake, quit posting nude pics of your babies!! Noone really wants to see their junk anyway!!!)
And as for your phone calls. If your hubby/boyfriend/spouse/significant other is not there in the room with you, don’t do things over the phone you wouldn’t want your mom to hear. Or your grandma. Or your government. Don’t text pictures of that crap either.
If you have a secret group on Facebook, rest assured that it is secret- from your friends who are innocent and would never try to hack you. Don’t be afraid to share prayer requests or personal feelings about issues. The government only cares that Aunt Suzy is dying because there’s money and property involved. They care nothing about Uncle Joe’s surgery except that there’s money involved. And sadly, the fact that your marriage is on the rocks only matters if you actually divorce- because money is involved.
We have a God who is far more powerful than any government, and He is allowing this. He has a plan. Have no fear, for He has conquered the world.
But for Pete’s sake, “shhh!” Don’t say it if you don’t want it heard.