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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:17 PM

25. You are depressed because this IS depressing

Anyone who is not depressed about these recent NSA revelations just does not know how to evaluate what is going on. They don't have the perception to see where this is going, and for the most part they don't have the technical understanding of the way the technology is being used. The NSA et al are taking full advantage of the naivete and the lack of tech savvy of most Americans.

You speak truth:

"This massive growth of the Intelligence Industrial Complex can only mean that in time a whole web of clandestine surveillance and ultimately clandestine control will soon encapsulate all of us."

--You know what depresses me? I think this whole NSA surveillance monster has been created to a large extent because the NSA and the agencies in collusion have railroaded their programs through and lied to Congress, the president, the FISA judges, the media--to anyone who buys their arguments. The government that is supposed to have oversight just is not equipped to evaluate what they are supposed to be overseeing. They have bought into a lie, and been taken advantage of. IMO some of them are ONLY seeing the hard, cold truth of this now. And that is scary.

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