Full Caf Americano™
I have to admit I was feeling a little let down by my government yesterday after finding out Obama’s NSA was vacuuming up billions of phone call records, email communications, Skype, Twitter feeds and, well, we don’t know whether they’ve figured out how to mine thoughts yet. Wait. This just in: They have.
I mopped sweat for 10 minutes.
Turns out George W. Bush put his blue ribbon seal of approval on PRISM years ago, so it is all right. To watch every move every American makes every minute of every day from cradle to grave. Who you call, how long you speak, where you are when you call and whether or not you are having 20-year-old Macallan on the rocks while you talk.
Relax. Everything. Is. All. Right. I mean, it’s unthinkable that some American president at some time or another might decide to misuse a program like PRISM. To spy on his or her political enemies and turn loose virtually every government entity to harass and make their lives miserable. Right?
When you think about it, privacy is way overrated anyway. So much easier to just spy on everyone, rather than pick out one historically culpable Designated Victim group. I mean, you never know who will bomb a Marathon or blow a plane out of the sky next. It could be you. Oh, c’mon. It could.
Now that that’s settled.