For those of you with your heads still stuck in the sand, perhaps this will resonate through the silica and reach your brain. The nation is under tyrannical rule. We have lost all of our rights. We have lost all the restrictions on government guaranteed by the Constitution and we are now subjects of a radical ruler.
The good thing is that Obama did, in fact, tell the truth when he stated he would “fundamentally change America”. He said he would, and he has. That was probably the last truth spoken to the American people in an open forum, but he did say it.
Since the revelation earlier this month about the insecurity of our national security information, I have been ambivalent toward Edward Snowden. Giving away true national security information is a Bozo No-No that should carry the most severe consequences. However, informing the public about unauthorized and even unconstitutional action on the part of a tyranny trending administration is something that America needs to know. That’s been my dilemma.
The MSM, of course, carries only the government version of the story. It started much like the IRS potboiler with deny, deny, deny, demean, besmirch, belittle and destroy the credibility of a low-level contractor who simply wanted to strike out.
As more information trickles out, however, my thoughts are trending toward it was the right thing to do but the wrong way to go about it. I don’t, and can’t, agree with Snowden’s running to China with the information. However, with thought given to the situation, it would be difficult to find few places on this planet to be safe and be able to unburden his mind of things he obviously saw as wrong. He couldn’t go to his superiors. Questioning his function would surely get him fired and he would then have no credibility. He couldn’t even go to the President with this information because he didn’t know the level the unethical and possibly illegal spy orders originated.
He couldn’t go home and write about this bother in a blog. If some analyst with the NSA read the posting, surely arrest, silencing, ridicule and possibly a trip to Guantanamo Bay before anyone recognized his absence might await him. He wouldn’t be the first to vanish on a two block walk home from Starbucks. You don’t have to be a terrorist to disappear anymore. Doing or saying anything against the workings of the government or not agreeing enthusiastically or even compliantly with the current administration now causes the average patriotic citizen years of harassment.
CNet News offered the following headline and story.
NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants
It seems Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) shared information of a secret briefing that if the NSA wants to listen to the contents of a phone call, an analyst could decide that. An analyst’s decision is sufficient.
If only someone could have foreseen this. Oh, that’s right; George Orwell did some 65 years ago.