Now according to the “wherever did he come from?”, hype man, Mr Barack Obama, we might complain about Big Brother, but a “balance” has been struck. Now, even if we were to give this con artist the benefit of the doubt, what might that balance be and what might it imply?
Again, giving Barack the benefit of the doubt, it could indeed be that nobody is listening to our – and I would include me in that our, after all the reach of the United States and its allies is far and wide – telephone conversations …. at least for the time being. However with the Guardian also reporting that the “top-secret Prism program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Apple and Facebook” we should at least conclude that “they” can look at each and every one of us wherever and whenever they want to. Unfortunately, in the kingdom of the blind, the majority won’t really care, after all, they have been informed by our hypocritical hype man that “surveillance is essential for national security.”
Even if there was some substance in that claim, we could think of a hundred and one other things that might protect the security of the United States and its allies more, such as, stopping their drones killing innocent civilians, siding with tin pot despots here there and everywhere, and, … well rather than arbitrarily implementing Orwellian measures without any accountability resorting to the democratic process. Of course, if that last thing were to happen, we might indeed see the end of the killing of kids, the illegal wars and a much safer America, where there was no need to spy on its people.