We’re not computers, and taking a walk down memory lane can be facilitated by computers, if you know how to use them. I don’t. But I have friends who do.
One claims he could easily tunnel in or out of any situation, undetected by those with advanced degrees and experience in such things, and run circles around them without them knowing about it. He actually laughed when I mentioned the name of someone who spent his life providing security to a certain… um… “Institute.” Hah!
A few months ago, I asked another rather spooky friend with a lifetime of experience in, shall we say, intelligence gathering, to see what’s up with my life, for rather strange things happen that make me wonder whether I’m on a “protect this guy” list or a “watch out for this guy” list. For instance, for years, in boarding civilian flights, I would be asked to sit next to the co-pilot as soon as I entered the plane. He would be sitting alone in a range of seats with no one else around him. I would walk by my assigned, empty seat to do this. After a Navy Seal would sit down in the seat next to my assigned seat, I would be asked to go and take my assigned seat. Very cool, thought I, though a little bit mysterious. Lots of stuff like that.
Anyway, the spooky gal reported back some hours ago, saying that she’s read my entire internet history from 1992 to the present. That’s alot. I think it would take about an entire library to house my internet history should it be printed out.
In the course of our conversation she mentioned some things that clued me in that she used some rather unusual techniques to take a gander at archived data bases that are long gone out of even the google “farms.” I myself could never find what she found. It costs a great deal of money to archive such things in a presently accessable manner. I didn’t think anyone bothered. I’m happy I’m wrong.
Anyway, I got the impression from our conversation that, if anything, I’m firmly on the “protect this guy” list. I asked specifically what she thought about my baiting of Islamicist terrorists on a long defunct blog I used to run. I asked if I was being evil and bad from the perspective of the intelligence gathering community. Quite the opposite. She had very high praise indeed. Way cool! thought I in regard to my past activities and what I had wanted to accomplish.
Then she mentioned the one book of the trilogy I would like to spruce up a bit and get up do date. That was put out under a pseudonym, which didn’t even make her blink. That it is inaccessable to everyone else in the world didn’t stop her. She was very impressed with that book altogether. I shall refrain from reporting the adulation offered. All that made me smile, for that means much, coming from her, concerning the readability and importance of what I wrote regarding the murderous intrigue of interreligious politics, which we specifically discussed.
On that note, I would love to give some conferences about the relationship of Judaism, Islam and the Catholic Church to some various groups in the Department of State. I have an appointment with the DoS in these days, though for another reason. Maybe another day. Maybe we’ll see what happens in the upcoming election first. Yikes!