For anyone out there with even an ounce of conspiracy theory in their blood, the idea of blogging should terrify you. We live in the age of Homeland Security, legal wire tapping, library card monitoring, internet and email monitoring…. you name it, it’s happening. You don’t even have to believe in the Illuminati or stress out about the World Bank. You’ve got bigger problems. You are intentionally divulging your personal preferences, attitudes, quirks, and traits. If they ever want you, they’ve got you.
Think about it. If you are a blogger and mention anything not completely divorced from who you are, you have just posted yourself out there for the world to see. This could make for a sensational tv series, but a horrifying reality.
What if someone wanted to frame you for a crime you didn’t commit? What if “they” wanted to plan a crime and pin it on a scapegoat? Or what if you belong to any type of racial, religious, or socioeconomic group that someone wants to remove?
If you’re a blogger, you’ve shown them how you think, what you like, what you dislike, what you believe, where you shop, what you eat… the list goes on. Every post is another sample of who you are. And you are willingly making yourself public. Sure, you wouldn’t mind making a little money from it, or getting a little fame. But what if your words can be used against you? I’m not just talking about lawsuits, I’m talking about psychological profiling. Write enough blogs and any psychologist or keen observer could begin to predict your behavior based on the information you have provided.
I think about Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory, or Taye Diggs in Day Break. In any conspiratorial situation, public information is used against the victim. If you haven’t seen Day Break, I recommend you visit ABC today and watch the full season, half of which didn’t even make it on television.