“The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every state house, every office of the federal government,” the outgoing Republican president said. “We must be alert to the … danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite.”
—-Dwight D. Eisenhower
Edward Snowden…must have had great parents. We found out today that a young 29-year- old NSA agent was the whistleblower of all whistleblowers.
He told the world, that the American government was spying on us all, and keeping it secret. Edward was very smart to come out and show his face, because if he dies mysteriously, we will all know who did it. Dianne Feinstein wants him prosecuted. And I’m sure if we could read HER emails, that’s just the beginning.
Yes, we are all being watched. It costs them $80 billion dollars a year, but hey! They are trying to keep us safe!
I was telling a woman at a gathering today, that I had always been suspicious of someone watching me…not because I consider myself of any threat to the United States, but because I looked up at the drone above my head in 2007, and was positive that my picture was taken by that drone, along with the rest of the people there at that first tea party gathering in St. Louis.
The drone made at least five passes over the crowd.
I don’t think they were looking for Muslims.
And a few weeks ago, I was finishing a blog piece, not yet published, and I stopped to look at my words, and RIGHT before my eyes, the whole last paragraph disappeared. Either Bill Gates puts a, “You were too mean in that paragraph, can’t print that.” in his Windows Seven, (or was it Google?) or somebody was watching me type in real time, and didn’t like what I was going to post…so they just erased it.
I swear to God this happened to me. My mouth dropped open and a, “Bust my biscuits and call me a buttercup!” expresstion came out of my mouth.
Anyway, the woman at the party thinks that I’m a complete nutcase. I think she’s probably doesn’t read much. What else can I think?
And that’s the problem, too many people don’t give much thought to the Constitution and how it effects their daily lives. A politician comes on the TV and tells them don’t worry, be happy—- it’s for their own protection, that every single word they have ever written, every single email, every website, every purchase, every picture, every video…is being gathered for their own protection, and that’s okay with them. They have their daily routines. And as long as their daily routine goes on, they really don’t care.
Unless they are arrested, or it affects their life, they really don’t give a damn. And that’s the honest truth of the matter. So those of us that DO care, are looked upon as conspiracy nuts. It’s right in front of their face and they still think..well..so what has that got to do with anything anyway?
McDonalds is still open. We can’t buy Twinkies anymore, but Little Debbie is still out there. You could say, we have reached a tipping point in intelligence in this country.
But not with Edward Snowden. Edward did the right thing. It’s about time the American people knew.
“Oh, but we won’t EVER go over your stuff, we are just collecting it for the future.”
I paid careful attention last week to who played this down: Guess what? On the 5 o’clock program, THE FIVE on Fox, the ONLY one who complained was the Democrat. Bush’s x-press secretary, Dana Perino, was fine with it.
Rush Limbaugh was outraged. But Mitt Romney would not say a word. Lindsey Graham is all for it. Pay attention to who shrugs it off: Because they are not for the American people.
Noting that he enjoys a relatively comfortable life — a stable career, a girlfriend with whom he lived in Hawaii, a close relationship with family — Snowden said he is “willing to sacrifice all of that because I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”
And he’s right. If they have been keeping this a secret since 2000 (and probably before) what ELSE don’t the American people know?
We can never trust them again.
I remember years ago, reading in the Library that in the future America would become a ‘service’ economy, and America would go from the industrial to the Knowledge era.
Knowledge would be the new economy.
Thanks to Edward Snowden, I finally know what that means. Just imagine what you could do with all…that…knowledge.
Edward Snowden did…and now he’s telling the world. And I would like to personally thank his parents.
They did a GREAT job.