I generally try not to get caught up in conspiracy theories. I listen to them, but find most hard to substantiate and therefore I dismiss them. That said, I would like to introduce you to a diabolical theory of my own.
Paranoia seems to be the theme of the day with our current administration. I know, I have been classified as a “Right Wing Extremist” that should be closely watched in case I become subversive and, thus, dangerous to this administration. Why am I considered a Right Wing Extremist? It appears that because I served my country in combat at the behest of my government, and because I have views different from this administration, and because I have attended multiple Tea Parties and exchanged knowledge and information with other like minds at these events, I am apparently a greater threat than the new arrivals from Syria, Pakistan, Libya or the local mosque.
Right Wing Extremist: I wear the moniker proudly due to the source and origin.
So as a turn around to that paranoia, or perhaps to amplify it’s credibility, I had a thought that may just surprise and awaken more people than even I can possibly imagine and cause some people to finally think for themselves for the first time in their lives. Please follow the bouncing ball and do not hit delete before you have read the following script entirely.
Yesterday I was driving in my Chevy truck when a commercial came on the radio for On Star. On Star is an on-board electronic system that incorporates GPS and other satellite technologies that can be used in case of an emergency or as a vocal assistance or navigation device. On Star is broadcasting from your car when you are in it, driving or stopped, and also when the car is parked without the ignition on.
The GPS component has been a part of every GM vehicle manufactured since the early 1990s. The full On Star system has been installed and the service offered as an option since 1996 and as a standard feature since 2007. Owners of autos equipped with the On Star system do not have to subscribe to the service for it to be monitored by the corporate computer gurus.
So, as I was driving, I thought that the government now owns a major and controlling interest in GM. Obama has placed a number of his people in key supervisory positions within the company. What if… what if just one of the operators decided to check on my vehicle (let’s call it Program 127498-777-3-C). They could identify exactly where I was, how fast I was driving and which direction I was headed at that exact moment. They could, if I was interesting enough, follow my every turn, stop, length of stay and journey recommencement. They could be recording every move of every GM vehicle so equipped, for future use.
Now remember, I am classified as one who requires attention from this government. But I am not the only one. My life and excursions are benign if not boring; except for the Tea Parties I attend. What about someone who poses a greater threat to Obama through their words or actions; someone with some political clout? How about if they stop by a nudie bar every night on their way home from work, or have a girlfriend/boyfriend who they see every Wednesday evening (working late)…and they were married? How ‘bout if they are friends of Rush Limbaugh and stopped by his house?
Obama has already ruined the lives of some C level executives and he has fired at least one Inspector General who didn’t play his game. Gerald Walpin was apparently fired because he was doing the job for which he had been hired. Unfortunately, he was investigating misuse of federal funds by a personal friend of the President. Obama is showing an increasing propensity for using the power of the office to make waste of other adversaries, whistleblowers and otherwise honest people.
So remember, GM = Government Motors. On Star = Big Brother is an ever-present passenger.
But then who knows what Steven Rattner (or the next car czar if this pension fund kickback thing sticks) will be able to institute for all future autos, from all manufacturers and all countries that are driven on our roads.