Dream Killer



 There are people in this world who like to kill the dream of other people. For example, I know a young kid who loves to become an educated thief – a hacker. He went to a Junior college to learn the basics of hacking. His mother, once the victim of a hacker, discourages him from taking the course. She told him to take a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science instead of a no degree in computer hacking. But the kid refused to listen to his mother. He has made up his mind to be a hacker. He admits that he has neither the talent nor the brain to be a computer scientist.

For lack of a better terminology, I call the mother a “dream killer.” There are many dream killers in life. Many dream killers are your close friends. In some cases, they are your spouses. Most of us had dreams when we were little. I dream that I can fly like Superman. I can soar with the eagles in the sky. Some of you may have less interesting dreams than I have. Perhaps all you want is to make enough pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters as hackers, and travel to the polluted beaches of Tijuana, Mexico, on vacation. That's alright if that is your dream. I cannot make you dream big when you want to dream small. Besides, if everybody dreams big, who is going to pick up the garbage, mop the hallway, clean the rooms, and wash the windows? There is a need for everybody, big dreamer, or small dreamer, as long as the job that one performs is legal and approved by the society in which one lives.

Is hacking legal? Is stealing legal? Is harassment legal? Is deception legal? Is pimping legal? Is prostitution legal? Is selling illicit drugs legal? None of them is legal. But why can companies legally hire hackers, deceivers, and intruders on their payroll, but can’t hire pimps and prostitutes in their business? Is this not a double standard?

 It, therefore, seems very clear to me that what determines the legality of a job depends solely on who hires the workers, and not on the job itself. I heard that the IRS has hackers on their payroll. Lawyers and some other businesses or agencies also have hackers on their payroll. But no other business, private or not, can hire and keep prostitutes and pimps on their payroll. Why? Is this not the double standard? Is this not considered job discrimination in America? Some can hire people to do illegal work, e.g. hackers, but others cannot hire pimps. Where is the law? Doesn't the law apply to everyone with no favoritism?

Right now our economy is in bad shape. Many people are unemployed, including hookers, pimps, and prostitutes. The government should not show favoritism in its hiring practices and laws. If businesses can freely hire hackers, they should also be allowed to hire pimps. That is only fair.

I see hackers as hitmen. Is it legal to hire hitmen? I saw no Federal or State laws that expressly prohibits the hiring of hitmen - hackers. I hope Congress will soon introduce legislation that forbids the hiring of hackers with substantial penalties on those who violate the laws - two years in prison and $100,000.00 fine for each hacker they employ. Also, whistleblowers who report their employers who violated the law will share 30% of the fine collected. 

Call or write your representatives in Congress, and tell them that you are very concerned about the growing number of hackers. They multiply like ants and cockroaches. And they can cause the foundation of our Security and Privacy to collapse in a short time. The problems we have with hackers have long reached epidemic levels. And this is because we have done nothing to effectively break or kill their dream. But if we continue to do nothing, we will see a different “North Korean” threat in our land, or a new “ISIL/ISIS” security threat that will be difficult for America to control.

Now we still have the capability to do something about these hackers in America. And we start that “something” by demanding that our representatives legislate new laws that prohibit the hiring of hackers - an unlawful class of workers, just like prostitutes and drug dealers. We do not hire prostitutes, drug dealers, and hitmen in our businesses. Why do we allow companies to hire hackers?

Believe me, if we pass legislation through congress, or even by means of President Trump's executive order that makes hacker employment illegal in America, we will cut the incidence of hacking in half. Do a sting operation, and you will find that Russian hackers regularly collude with American hackers, or vice versa.

“Privacy laws” mean little, or nothing, unless we keep hackers out from our job market, and off our great land - USA.