The American Public is getting Dangerously Close to Connecting the Dots.
The American Press is doing their best to prevent this from happening… but the confluence of scandals is making it difficult.
The Latest argument being floated to defend the NSA’s Domestic Spying Scandal is basically “Trust the Government”. The defenders are out claiming they must have all of your personal records and digital communications in order to fight “terrorists”. They are almost to the point of yelling “the government would never use that information against you” unless they decide you are a terrorist.
Here’s the problem…
The Government up-armed Mexican Drug Cartels in order to attack the 2nd Amendment and open sale of firearms to citizen in the United States.
The Government fabricated a profoundly ridiculous story about a video to cover-up the truth about Al Qaeda Assassinating our Diplomat in Libya.
The Government used the power of the IRS to intimidate and destroy its political opposition.
The Government seized 100 AP reporters phone and e-mail records… intimidating their sources as well as the reporters directly through the knowledge they gained.
The Government seized 110 million Verizon customers phone records… and that’s just what we know so far.
The Government has a program with the ability to store every bit of information from every human being living in the United States… forever.
The Government has a program that utilizes Super-Computers to scan every e-mail, every phone call, every thing it can… and detects “patterns” that might indicate whatever they consider to be terroristic or subversive.
In totality… this is frightening.
And, this is just what we know to be true.
Until very recently, anyone who believed any one of these things was dismissed as a crazy conspiracy theorist donning an aluminum chapeau.
If the Press isn’t careful, the public might learn something and they’ll lose control.
If the Government isn’t careful, the public might unify in its opposition to it and these behaviors.
If the Socialists in both parties aren’t careful, the public might subscribe to the ideology this country was founded on.