I Spy, You Spy, They Spy (October 28, 2013)
. . .
A “Remember back in the halcyon days of 2002 when everyone proclaimed that surely the government was not spying on fellow Americans.”
B “September 11, 2001 may have been the pivotal day. Ineptitude and incompetence gave way to fear and folly. Increased spying is no surprise. And yet now everyone is surprised.”
A “And I was deemed paranoid because I knew they were gathering data on us.”
B “It is not paranoia if they are really after you.”
A “They were after us. Every instinct informed me that we were being monitored.”
B “So many government officials in the know knowingly lied in various forums including some under oath and averred that there was no spying. Many of those who testified agreed to tell ‘the whole truth’ and did not tell the whole truth.”
A “I realize that we as a people have always been placing an ear up to a door to snatch a snippet of conversation, yet now there are no restraints.”
. . .
A/B “Are we safer?”
. . .
Bumper sticker of the week:
“Snowden is a traitor. Stop spying on me.”
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