I don’t even know what to say anymore, its beyond disgusting that these people are willing to let their rights be stripped away all for a perceived benefit that has yet to truly bear fruit. Previously I considered the death of the US to coincide with the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care act (hint: raping of the Commerce Clause) but perhaps this would be a more appropriate date; the day the American people decided to give up their 4th Amendment rights without so much as a whimper of a fight.
I’ve been telling people for literally years now that the NSA monitors every single piece of communication in the US and people just looked at me like I was crazy; looks like its time for them to eat some crow!. I would love to say I feel vindicated to finally have proof to hold up to those who doubted me, but honestly its just sad on the whole. The fact is there is NO privacy in this country anymore, you can’t even have a phone conversation with someone without the federal government snooping in on it.
The sick tragedy of all of this is that nobody will stand up and demand change, demand the NSA stop its blatant pissing on the 4th Amendment. Nobody will demand the head of the NSA be busted to hell and back over this, no one will call for resignations and criminal charges and NOBODY will stop and think that maybe the government has finally gotten so far out of control that it needs to be slapped and hard.
No, people will just go on keeping their heads in the sand or repeating the vile bullshit line “if you have nothing to hide whats the problem?” This will be accepted as the price of “fighting terrorism” as so many of our (s)elected officials seem to think, but its not. If you haven’t deleted your facebook already, if you aren’t so seething with anger and rage at the government that you want to burn it down now please do me a favor: walk into traffic in front of a speeding truck because you are a waste of human flesh and are part of the reason we have this kind of bullshit going on in the first fucking place.