This-essay is a7610281.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %CLAIMING PRIVACY-I 761028 Claiming privacy is often a public act. Each society defines certain personal acts and relationships to be private in nature. This is due to the apprehension aroused by the nature of these acts, and their relationships relative to the basic collusions of the society. Private acts are often acts which threaten a society's collusions. By declaring certain essential personal acts to be essentially private, the threat to the society's collusions is minimized. For some technocrats declaring the threatening essential acts to be permissible in private is not adequate protection for their egos. Such technocrats feel threatened by the thought that certain individuals may be committing those acts in private. Circumstantial evidence which encourages such thoughts disturbs them greatly. The failure of suspects to prove the suspicions false---may be regarded as a criminal act. Such technocrats therefore seek to control the quality of privacy---so as to inhibit as completely as possible the acts which threaten their cherished collusions. Thus, claiming the right to privacy may be declared taboo---due to technocrats apprehension that taboos will be violated in private. Claiming the right to privacy is interpreted as evidence that what is taking place in private---is immoral, illegal, wrong, and/or evil. Thus all privacy is ultimately eliminated. This is consistent with technocrats' compulsive need to strive for complete knowledge, understanding and control. The elimination of all privacy ultimately undermines the rights to assemble and petition for redress of grievance. In the absence of privacy individuals may not with security seek out others of a like mind, which is in opposition to the world view---of the dominant world view about them. Thus dissent is squelched before it reaches the bud stage. By eliminating privacy intimacy is eliminated---and the flowering of critical insights prevented. In the absence of such flowering no creative seeds develop. In the absence of such creative seeds, life is not renewed, people cease to live. They content themselves with mere existence within a technocratic society. They adjust to the values of the technocrats and deceive themselves into the irrational conclusion that they are being fulfilled by technology. They become participants in the technological collusions---even though they do not have technical abilities and skills. It is essentially a question of values in the end. Thus, claiming the right to privacy may be declared taboo---due to apprehension that, in private, taboos will be violated. Claiming the right to privacy is interpreted as evidence that what is taking place in private is immoral, illegal, wrong, and/or evil. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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