Hacktivism isn’t my favorite activity. I understand why people like Edward Snowden or Julian Assange do what they do. I even concede that they sometimes have a point. However, it often comes at a terrible negative externality cost. It happens because people who have significant power abuse that power when they feel immune from consequence. The only way to take them down is to go James O’ Keefe or Center For Medical Progress on them. If legitimate legal means won’t make them respond to decent impulses and stop doing evil, it’s time to send up the Bat Signal.
Hillary Clinton may well have a Hacktavism problem. We know good and well that she violated Federal Law and is thumbing her nose at all authority. If what Radar Online reports is accurate, then she may well be an assassination target soon. For $K500, you too can have some emails you probably shouldn’t. Radar Online gives us details below.
Radar has learned that some of the topics discussed in the email appear to include everything from Benghazi to the Algerian hostage crisis — with subject lines such as:“H Libya security latest. Sid” (with attachment), “H FYI, best analysis so far of hearing Sid,’ about the latest security in Libya”, “H Algeria latest French Intel on Algeria hostage Sid”, “H Latest French Intel in Algeria hostage Sid” (with attachment), “H Latest Libya intel internal govt discussions high level” (with attachment), “H HIGHLY IMPORTANT! Comprehensive Intel Report on (with attachment)”
Snowden flashes the irony as he explains how Hillary Clinton betrayed the public trust.
“If an ordinary worker at the State Department or the Central Intelligence Agency … were sending details about the security of the embassies, which is alleged to be in her email, meetings with private government officials, foreign government officials and the statements that were made to them in confidence over unclassified email systems, they would not only lose their jobs and lose their clearance, they would very likely face prosecution for it,” he added
This is similar, of course, to what happened to the people who were dumb enough to sign up for Ashley Madison Accounts. The New York Times describes how badly the swingers just became strike outs.
Mr. Evans characterized the hack, carried out by a group that calls itself the Impact Team, as “one of the largest data breaches in the world.” The 9.7 gigabytes of information released by the hackers included credit card information, names, billing details and home addresses. Mr. Evans said the hacking had already resulted in spinoff crimes, including attempts to extort Ashley Madison users whose identities had been leaked.
So, in a sense Hillary Clinton and people who betrayed trust through membership in Ashley Madison, all have three things in common.
1) They each betrayed someone’s trust in a despicable fashion.
2) They each thought they were above the law and beyond normal moral consequence.
3) They each got brought back to Earth by online activism and are now eating karma for breakfast.
I find it sad for the same reason it was sad when people shot Kennedys. By doing so, they deprived us of the catharsis that comes when the wrongdoers are brought down by the forces of law and order. Both Hillary Clinton and people who resort to online cheating sites to mess around on their wives are terrible human beings. I should stop quibbling about how they were brought down. I should just toast marshmallows over where they crashed and burned. Karma is the manner in which God always finds his own.