Monday, May 22, 2006

We're from the government, and we're here to protect you


This telephone thing? Don't worry about it. There's Evil out there and we intend to stop it before it strikes. Besides, our lawyers tell us it's perfectly legal. We're not eavesdropping -- no, we're just building a database to look for terrorist patterns, nodes, networks, anything. The details are classified, but don't worry, we built it for you, and your safety is our only concern. You want to be safe, don't you? We've kept you safe ever since 9/11, right? Your security is our only concern, really. We're from the government, and we're here to protect you. Nobody who hasn't done anything wrong has anything to fear.

Yeah, right. Paul Soglin is among those who are not buying it.
They're not looking for terrorists; they're trying to protect the dirty secrets of the coup d'etat. This will frighten some of the good folks in federal offices and some of the press. But there are too many of both for the information not to escape, and today's trickle will become a flood.

Once we change Congressional majorities in this fall's elections, the details that will all come out will make Watergate look like the "second-rate burglary" it actually started as. Let's just not let the hunta steal the 2006 election as they did in 2000, and in 2004.
What boggles my mind is easy the easy acceptance of Bush's surveillance society by many (if not all) on the right who would have completely flipped out if it had happened under Clinton. What's with that?

1 comment:

Grant Miller said...

"What's with that?" Selective memories? No child left behind at work? Something like that.