NSA Prism Program

Big Brother’s Prism, and Why I Don’t Care

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the government’s top secret intelligence program that was leaked recently called Prism. They have been monitoring people online activity in the background, unbeknownst to us.

It’s probably bad, and I should care, but I don’t.

I get that privacy is important, and that people fear the government will take other intrusions into our lives, but that still doesn’t bother me.

For one thing, I’m pretty sure I’ve been written off as loony for the crazy Google searches I’ve already amassed. I rather doubt there is a more eclectic search history than mine. I won’t even entertain the idea.

But the bigger reason I don’t care, is because I acknowledge a higher authority than the US government. No, not the UN (although the US seems to be headed in that direction), or even China (ditto). The authority I’m talking about is a bit more celestial.

I’m a “this is the end of the world as we know it” kind of gal. I recognize that our world is NOT eternal. The planet as well as the civilizations, governments, groups, organizations and everything else will all end eventually. And that being said, I’m not going to worry my pretty little head over how they meet their demise.

I’d much rather focus my time and energy on things that are eternal. Like the souls of the people all around me.

If I’ve spent more time watching CNN than helping the homeless man I pass on my commute, I’ve failed.

If I’ve spent more money on political agendas than on helping people access food and water, I’ve failed.

If I’ve spent more time lobbying for the environment than helping youth actually get outdoors, I’ve failed.

I think that we’ve got our priorities a little jumbled. It’s more important to be out there doing the work than it is to be caring about who’s watching, both good and bad. I would much rather say that no one knows the good I do, than everyone knows every good thing I do.

Certainly with the use of drones our government supervision will soon extend from the internet into our daily lives, but there is someone who goes even deeper than that.


Isaiah 55:9

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.

I’m just slightly more concerned with how I look in His eyes. That’s all.

How about you?

I’m sure you have an opinion, let’s hear it! :-)


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9 thoughts on “Big Brother’s Prism, and Why I Don’t Care”

  1. Hi Esther. I liked your piece about how you would rather focus on things eternal. It’s so true. I feel that as Christians, we sometimes focus too much on the issue at hand rather than actively help win souls over to Christ, because ultimately, that’s what we are called to do. :)

  2. While I find the concept creepy (NSA monitoring, FBI snooping, etc.) I could care less. I, too, am accountable to Higher Authority – in my more earthy terms, when I was a drunk throwing up on people’s shoes, I wasn’t anonymous, or hidden. How much more now do I want to impact someone for the good than I did with my stomach contents? :)

    I don’t even *want* to compete with your search history – but it *would* be interesting to peek at, if I worked for Booz Allen Hamilton :)

      1. Fortunately, after having grown up watching ‘Hackers’ (best 90’s hacking movie ever), I have been fortunate to live under than assumption :-)

    1. I think I’d be written off as a hypochondriac, but then there’s all the bikes, lego, manga, drums, barbie and preschool things that the rest of my family searches while under my login that would really confuse them. :-)

  3. Some of the stuff I was doing late last year up to March this year resulted into attempts to hack my Facebook and Linkedin accounts. The idea is to make me very afraid that I was being watched and I just laughed it off. Funny, I would tell my co-workers, “I am am used to the Lord watching my every move. This is a play in the park!”

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