Are CIA agents today the same birds observed in ancient times?
A Chicago Tribune article, on March 8, 2017 titled, WikiLeaks: Files detail CIA spy tools, is another example of King Solomon’s ancient observation that “Nothing is New Under the Sun.”
Compare this warning proverb to the news article and decide if what Solomon observed 3000 years ago, that wil keep repeating in every new generation over, and over, and over, again…… unless of course, we mortals wise up.
Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird in the sky may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say. (Ecclesiastes 10:20)
“yet a man should be careful how he speaks against them; and not only be cautious of what he says about them, in a vilifying way, in companies and clubs where disaffected persons speak their minds freely; but even in his own house, where his servants may hear him; nay, even in his bedchamber where only his wife and children are;” (Gils Commentary)
In a previous post, King Solomon, Internet Computer Worms, I cautioned readers about storing confidential personal information on computers. Guess now we have to be cautioned about our “smart” TVs and “smartphones” too.
In My Opinion
Unless you are in the business of being a professional spy or intriguer, none of this really matters except for you not store bank accounts, passwords, credit cards etc. from criminal hackers.
Otherwise, if you are an average law abiding citizen, and not engaged in a political intrigue, this ancient proverb warning about “birds and curses,” or making “foolish choices” to keep you up all night worrying, will not concern you personally.
“As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.” (Proverb 26:2)
CIA and Intriguers Advice
As for the CIA, which obviously has been hacked, perhaps they you need to consider using birds again same as was used in ancient times. Remember when secret messages were tied to pigeons.
Either that or hire the WikiLeaks computer hacker. I doubt Russia is paying him a lot a money. The investment would be offset by both a grateful CIA, and a bunch of ungrateful politicians who are embarrassed by their intriguing tactics to screw up Democracy in the USA.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Gils Commentary HERE
King Solomon, Internet Computer Worms HERE
King Solomon Advice on Making Choices HERE
King Solomon, Intriguers HERE