Allow me to preface this blog with, “I am a science fiction writer!”
We writers think outside the box. Today much of what we have in the way of technology was dreamt up by the likes of who? Science fiction writers.
We have this Russia Collusion, voter fraud and Putin’s Bitch mentality going on in this country which is adding to the vitriolic rhetoric and the intolerance of the left and sadly some on the right.
- Who takes a pickax to a star on the walk of fame?
- Who dresses in all black and becomes a violent mob actually propagating fascism?
- Who is stirring the shit?
- Who does it benefit?
- Is there really a way for China or Russia or some country that ends in STAN to screw with our elections?
- Is there really some old rich guy playing god with his millions of dollars just to see what chaos he can cause?
I would offer that our next most significant concerns will be with Social media and those that set themselves up as the thought police.
- Could our elections be stolen?
- How would they do it?
In 2010 the Stuxnet virus was implanted in printers that made their way to Iran. Through print sharing, soon the virus was set free on the uranium enrichment facilities in Iran. This was a Cyber weapon that nobody will take credit for.
Anyone with a brain would guess Isreal had something to do with it.
I point that out to proffer my tinfoil hat election tampering idea.
The machines that we use for voting are not connected to the internet or even a phone line. While they all link together via a switch, there is no connection to the web, ever. That is my understanding.
This would make one think that the machines would be free from tampering.
What if these machines have a worm or Trojan in them waiting to be activated at a specific time and date to skew the numbers? Is that how Trump won, or Hillary lost? Maybe this is a new excuse for Hillary to use on her book tour on why she lost.
Before you write me nasty things let me be clear, I don’t think that happened but, it could have.
Not only in this country but abroad in other countries where there is widespread corruption at the higher levels of government, this could be a real possibility.
Let’s face it. If Dianne Feinstein can have a Chinese spy for a driver for over 20 years, just possibly a trojan written into firmware is worth looking for.
If you want to secure the elections from tampering, you must use positive ID and a paper ballot which of course will once again give us dangling chad!
In an age where we rely more and more on technology, we must stay vigilant with not only our elections but, even these gadgets that we buy to make our lives easier.
Anyone who does not want a positive ID or to take precautions to safeguard our election is probably wanting to cheat. There is no viable argument against picture ID!
Orwell was a smart guy, and 1984 is a book worth reading in case you have not read it yet.
I would encourage election officials to find a way to download the firmware in the machines, picking random machines from tightly contested areas and have your guru’s see if there are algorithms or viruses in them to “turn on” at certain times?
The Trojan could quickly be written to self-destruct after it had performed its task.
As far as this country is concerned both Trump and the media need to ratchet back the bitterness. Hyperbole or not, there are loons “pix ax guy” and others who listen to the likes of Maxine Waters and take her acrimony as permission to do violence.
Several petulant individuals need to fade into history before some loon does something unthinkable at there behest.
Presidential Assasins is selling well on Amazon, get your copy soon.
Much love! -TW