… just not the People in Power.
The Politicians are ANGRY!
How DARE the NSA Spy on THEM!
But… wait… what?
Are You Little People confused?
Of course you are… or at least, you should be.
Your confusion stems from our wandering so very far away from our Founders intent.
The reason for this confusion is we were founded in such a way where the Individual is always supreme over the Government. And the Government is not only LIMITED in it’s power, it’s powers are intentionally Separated. Limit and Conflict were BUILT INTO THE SYSTEM to PROTECT THE INDIVIDUAL. It’s quite simple really.
Which brings us to the fact that The Newly Found Political Fury over Sweeping Mass Collection of data by Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies should be directed at the Intrusion upon, and Violation of, Individual Rights of ALL Citizens… Not Politicians specifically.
Frankly, I have less of an issue with Politicians spying on each other than I do Force (Government) spying on the Citizenry.
Let me make this as Clear as possible…
The U.S. Government can and should be Spying on other Countries. It’s their Job.
Other Countries will be attempting to Spy on us, the U.S. – It’s not a matter of being ‘OK’ with it, it’s their job… as it is ours to deny them that ability.
What is Not ‘OK’?
The U.S. Government Spying on Individual Citizens without a specifically crafted warrant to do so. (The only argument worth having here; “Are Politicians considered Individual Citizens?” It could also be useful to remind the NSA that their Love interests also fit into the ‘Citizen’ category… and some of the things they are doing is considered stalking at a minimum.)
Of course they are…
But the current framing of the ‘Offended’ is that they are ‘special’. And while I might agree that they are special, I would offer that they are most often the kind of special that requires a helmet when walking outside.
In the end, the reason you should be more concerned about the U.S. Government Spying on you and not China, Korea, Israel or Google, is because none of the latter have yet found a way to show up at your door and throw you in jail. (Although Google is probably working on it.)
The Politicians should be reminded of their place in society… which was always intended to be servants to those who are not in power.
This will be interesting to watch as most genuine Conservatives do not like being Spied upon, and most Democrats have spent huge amounts of time and money convincing their Useful Voters that they too believe in a Right to Privacy.
Can anyone spell Dissonance?
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I’m not Sure I Understand The Meaning of “Several”…
The NSA has discovered several instances of analysts abusing their power to spy by doing so on their “love interests”.
“Several” apparently means at least a Dozen… and that doesn’t count each infraction by each person.
Nor does it count for the fact that these are just the ones they Caught.
Nor is there is there any sign that those individual innocent Americans were notified of the Spying.
Nor does there seem to be any Jail Time Associated with this new Government Facilitated Cyber Stalking paid for by those being Stalked.
Are you scared yet… or at the very least creeped out?
We all knew it was happening. And why wouldn’t it?
With that kind of power who can resist?
That’s the point.
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The NSA has now admitted what we all already knew.
They can, and do, listen to your phone calls and read your e-mail and texts.
After those of us who knew this, were positioned as idiots…
After those of you who didn’t know it, didn’t want to believe it…
After those who didn’t want to get caught doing it, have been…
The only consistent message from our Government is “The Truth will Change Tomorrow.”
Today’s latest is a further attempt to destroy the guy who brought light upon this scheme.
The marketing line is;
“You’re a Traitor if you think the Spook Traitor Leaking secrets did the right thing.”
They are almost finished with the “He’s a child who’s unqualified for the position and has a past that makes him a terrible person for the job, kinda…” approach. And frankly, who is this an indictment of? If this is true, doesn’t that bolster our argument that this type of power can and would, if not currently, be abused by individuals like the one described above for purposes less than Constitutional?
If you still trust these people… Clapper, Holder, Obama, Mueller, Napolitano, Clinton, Cheney, Fleischer, McCain, Nadler, King, Feinstein, Rubio et al. then you deserve what you get.
As a matter of respect, the NSA could at least correct my spelling from time to time on these posts… Since they’re tuning in to read them anyway.
Or maybe just a bottle of bourbon dropped at my front door now and then.
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Our Computers are doing it.
So we’re not really lying… or are we?
This latest defense by Eric Holder, that “no-one in the Justice Department is listening to your phone calls” is interesting. It’s tantamount to a Tagger saying “I didn’t spray paint that wall! The Spray Can did it.”
While technically true, it does not absolve the individual who employed the TOOL used to commit the act.
Whether a human-being or a computer is “looking for patterns”, “listening” or “reading” our private correspondence is irrelevant. The act of doing so has been initiated by a Human.
These word games are what we get from Lawyers… it’s semantics combined with careful parsing of words.
It is Machiavellian.
In the Prince, Machiavelli offers the advice to his Desired Employer that the Noble should be prepared to do whatever it takes to keep control over the population. In fact, when faced with doing things to them they stand to rebel against… do it anyway, then point the finger of blame at his opponents, whomever they may be at the time.
The problem for this Administration is the last part of that tactic. They have not been able to successfully blame their political opponents. The public simply doesn’t believe them anymore.
This is where we are now. As of this typing there are those in the press trying to tie Bush’s name to these acts. Yes, he had a hand in much of this as did Bill Clinton with the new, at the time, spying programs of Echelon and Carnivore.
But those guys are gone. Not present. And there is one person who has the power to stop this now, the most Brilliant Protector of Civil Liberties and most Intelligent man to ever occupy the White House… President Barack Obama. In fact, he has had 5-years since his election to stop this abuse of power and intrusion into the private lives of American Citizens that he railed against a little over 5-years ago before his election.
Yet he has not. In fact, these acts have risen to a level never before exposed in our lifetimes.
We are being told that all of this is to defend ourselves against Terrorists.
Well, let me ask… who defines the term Terrorist? Does the United States Government have an official definition so we know we don’t fit that bill?
And, considering the abuse coming to light in the IRS, who says a jilted lover or political opponent decides that you fit the description… because they happen to be the “decider” that day?
We are on Treacherous Ground here.
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