Can the U.S. stand alone against the rest of civilization and demand acceptance of American total global surveillance? Too much primo weed at the White House?
The U.S. is apparently at its’ wits end over its inability to control the narrative. Unable to control the drip-drip-drip leaking of NSA details — most recently about the NSA’s burgeoning budget, making it the most funded intelligence organization in the US, — and also the countless millions the NSA has paid to the nations telecommunications firms to purchase domestic telecommunications data — such as voice phone call content, web surfing habits, emails, text messages, photos, instant messages and more — all in an end-run around basic U.S. rights such as the prohibition on search and seizure, and the right to be “left alone” by the government … for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The biggest story is the story still being skirted by the government and lamestream media. It’s that Democracy, Capitalism, Free Markets, Due Process, and other foundational concepts that make up the world we have come to take for granted cannot function in a world of total, global surveillance in which we suddenly find ourselves. How will the world respond? Will we meekly lay down and accept totalitarian government, complete with big-brother and war disinformation straight out of Orwell’s 1984 playbook, or will we insist on continuing the direction of civilization, hopefully to a more peaceful and prosperous world not just for the elite, but for everyone?