If You Have Nothing to Hide, You Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

October 20, 2014

A good reason to stay organized is so that you can find things. If you can't find something, or if you don't know whether or not you have something, you might as well not have it.

Everyone knows what you are doing when you go into the bathroom. What you do in the bathroom is neither shameful nor unusual. Everyone does it. Why, then, do you close the door?

Why do we prefer to engage in sexual activity in private? It's an absolutely natural and necessary part of being human.

You're not denying that you are going to the bathroom, or having sex, you're just keeping it private. Why is nobody's business but your own.

If you were to find that a hidden camera had, randomly and without your knowledge or consent, transmitted your most private moments to persons unknown, or worse yet, find a hidden camera that might have sent such images, what would you do? What would you do if you found that the door to the bathroom might capriciously become transparent? That someone, somewhere, has been watching and listening to you in your most intimate moments with your lover?

Furthermore, you don't know where the camera is, or what it sends, or to whom. You don't know if it's there or not. You don't even know, despite the protestations of the contractor who might or might not have installed such a device, whether he is telling the truth or even whether he knew or did not know that he had installed it. Maybe he thought it was a bedroom mirror, or a wall socket. But it wasn't.

When I send a letter, in a sealed envelope, I do so with the full expectation that the only reader will be my correspondent. If I do not have that assurance, I dramatically change the nature of my communication.

If you don't know whether you have privacy or not, you don't have it.


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If You Have Nothing to Hide, You Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

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