Because I do not subscribe to the idea that the NSA, FBI, IRS or anyone else should be watching my every move and archiving all my actions.
This is the new approach for week three of the discovery that they are Spying on the American Population.
It is the old “Guilt by Association” technique.
Here’s how it goes… send out members of both parties in addition to “respected” advisors to express in no uncertain terms that Edward Snowden is a Traitor. Sorry… IS A TRAITOR!
The practical effect of this is anyone who thinks he did the right thing, as I do, must also be a traitor. Dang… sorry again… A TRAITOR!
OK. Where do I start?
Let’s start with Snowden.
I’ve made it clear that I am ambivalent regarding Snowden save his doing what should have been done by hundreds of others associated with the process of Domestic Spying. I doubt very seriously should Snowden and I find ourselves sitting across from each other having tea that we would have much in common. I also suspect that our greatest commonality, should there be one, is how much we do not agree on.
Now let’s talk about the idea that having all of your e-mail read, phone calls listened to, purchases tracked and movements recorded is a “good thing”.
I don’t think so.
Call me old fashioned… but I’ve watched the Lifetime Channel and have learned that Stalking is Bad.
I don’t like knowing private companies do it to me.
I REALLY don’t like the idea that a Government has been doing it to me. It is why I have not, nor will ever, elect to move to China… or Russia… or any other Honestly Socialist Country.
I am truly blessed to have been born here. I would like to be able to pass that blessing on to all who seek it… forever.
So the idea that we should accept this “balance” between our freedom and security, to me at least, is ridiculous. The very premise is inane… to me. (I keep having to reiterate “to me” because apparently it is a wonderful idea to those in charge of things, as well as a bevy of useful idiots. One can only guess why those in charge of things would be so excited to possess such a library of information with the protection of law to use it anyway they wish. Hmmm…)
It is, and has always been, my assertion that your Freedom And Liberty is directly correlated to your ability to live your life anonymously.
And, the only way to assure you remain Free… is to make sure the only power we give those who we’ve given the ability to apply Force, the Government, never establish such a Library. (Let alone legitimize it’s use of such information in a way which targets innocent citizens of our once great country. I say “once great” because it is an indictment of where we are that we are even having this discussion.)
When everybody agrees on something… such as the Patriot Act… you should be very afraid.
They’re out agreeing now on Snowden.
I might recommend following a more appropriate course by staying quiet.
But clearly there are powers behind the scene who are very concerned by the direction the American Mind is headed in terms of not warming up to the concept that 18-year old’s at the IRS can know everything about you with a few key strokes. They are worried that we don’t quite like the idea that our spy’s are spending time spying on us… not just the bad guys.
According to the latest crop of “authorities” jumping in front of camera’s, we must get our minds right.
Unless we ARE the bad guys?
Well, this is what they are implying… and if they expect my support, ever again, they better cut this crap out.
Every day I look with greater anticipation at the Primaries.