This last summer, the movie industry and the NSA strangely played the same tune:  if somoene claimed to be standing up for the rights of their people, they were actually an enemy of the military and really an evil psychotic terrorist dude.

As the short film iSpy satirizes, Edward Snowden therefore might as well have be a Bane, Zod, or Khan --
These months later, a Christmas gift to liberty has been delivered not by a white or black Santa Claus... but by a recent ruling where a federal judge labeled the doings of the NSA as Orwellian and simply unconstitutional.  Ever since the Patriot Act our American freedoms have been dismissed to 'protect' our American freedoms, but it's all coming to head right now. 

After all -- liberals wonder why their President is lockstep with Patriot Act Conservatives Types -- while -- Patriot Act Conservatives Types smell a sweet Georgia impeachment for Obama.  When two such interest groups agree on anything, change can be rather swift -- especially if you're a President about to be lynched for doing something George W started.

How swift?  Merely two days after said ruling --

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential advisory panel has recommended sweeping limits on the government's surveillance programs, including requiring a court to sign off on individual searches of phone records and stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store that data from Americans.
You see how Snowden is no longer a part of the conversation?  That's because he never should have been a part of the conversation.  If the NSA had been mindful of our Constitution -- there wouldn't be an Edward Snowden to scapegoat.

The film iSpy addresses a simple yet subtle point:  the way governments turn their citizens into sheeple is by labeling people with contrary opinions terrorists. 

Why are the kids of iSpy afraid to connect with reality?   Simple.  The reality that their government has abandoned another of its founding principles to unabashedly and unapologetically spy on them -- through their favorite iDevice -- that's pretty damn scary to any kid.  Or adult really.  In fact it's a form of terrorism against the citizenry. 

You think I've gone over the top?  Tripped the light rhetorical?  Here's the Wiki on terrorism --

Terrorism is the systematic use of violence (terror) as a means of coercion for political purposes.
Maybe you're thinking, wait, what violence?  No jets have smashed into any buildings -- how can surveillance be terrorism?

Think about it.  Privacy isn't a tangible thing.  It's an idea.  A comforting idea when we believe we have privacy.  However, when a group of arrogant spooks with a massive server farm inform us our every movement and communication is being watched and archived, that's a psychological attack on what was once the comforting idea of privacy.  It's scary -- is it not?

Helpless against the NSA, citizens are terrorized into submissive behavior.  Some excuse their submissive behavior by claiming nothing is new here.  Others, like the kids, simply go back to their iDevices and tune out this depressingly corrupt world.   Who can blame any kid or adult for doing so? 

That is the political purpose of said terrorism:  citizens are coerced against their better political interests of privacy.  Coerced into letting the NSA have free reign to destroy privacy at will.

Obama may have never intended to be at the forefront of this sort of Patriot Act related change, but a change is gonna come.  I just hope that citizens which have been brainwashed by NSA propaganda -- repeated liberally by the media -- won't shoot the messenger.   Obama's website asked for whistleblowers, Snowden blew a righteous whistle.

Leave a Reply.