America’s Enemies Now Using Carrier Pigeons And Invisible Ink Letters: The Absurd, The Tragicomic And The Bizarre
by Tyler Durden
Is there a legitimate security need to monitor the entire world’s communications? There are reasonable arguments to be made for and against this proposition, but what’s missing is the sense that the nation’s citizenry should have a say in these policy decisions. We’re supposed to be satisfied that a handful of thoroughly corrupted-by-the-corporatocracy congresspeople have been spoon-fed a thin dribble of intelligence gruel and told to rubberstamp it in the name of democracy. This calls to mind the notion that authorities inoculate the public with carefully measured doses of the operative master agenda and narrative…. By carefully releasing bits and pieces of the program, authorities inoculate the public against outrage or political action; the citizenry soon habituates to the master agenda and internalizes it to the point of self-management: we’re spied upon for our own good…. This is precisely the mindset that fueled the 1950s witch-hunts of suspected Communists: guilt by association.