January 17, 2014
He’ll cut down the NSA practice of spying on people connected to people connected to people of interest. The three layers will become only two.
This is great, except that NSA is already spying on everybody. Three, two, 16? What difference does it make?
For the “tastes great” part, the President reminded us that NSA snoops are just regular folks. They’re our “friends and neighbors,” he said.
I know. That’s the point. There are cold-eyed androids among us.
For the “less filling,” Obama proposed that the all-encompassing metadata of NSA-captured phone calls shouldn’t be held by the government. That’s bad. Instead, the phone companies themselves should hold it, and then let the government look at it.
Whew. What a relief.
We all know NSA will do whatever it wants to, in order to keep spying on us. Trim their capability a little over here, they’ll go over there and do the same thing from another vector.
That’s what the Surveillance State is all about.
Obama also jammed in a sideswipe at Snowden, just to keep the traitor narrative alive. And to let us know stealing State secrets is a heinous crime.
You see, the State can steal our information, but we can’t steal its information. That’s the basic principle.
But to quote our leader from an earlier speech(es), “We’re all in this together.”
I guess it depends on what the meaning of “together” is.
NSA won’t bother parsing that. They’ll just keep on watching and compiling and collating. Being Peeping Tom Central is in their blood. “To keep us safe.”
As the pollsters go to the phones and gauge public reaction to Obama’s speech, I have a suggestion. Ask, “Do you believe the President was being forthright and honest?” And then ask, “Okay now, do you REALLY believe he was being forthright and honest?”
And if NSA wants to repair its public image, I have more suggestions. Since you boys are spying on everybody all the time, release the following information to the press:
Conversations involving politicians, at all levels, on the subject of hookers and underage sex targets;
Elite pedophile rings;
Communications (military, intelligence, DOJ, State Dept., White House) re what really happened in Benghazi, what really happened in the Fast&Furious Op;
Brokerage house/banker/billionaire manipulation of the stock market;
Behind the scenes lies among the high-echelon execs at Monsanto.
Just for starters.
Obviously, you have all this info. Release it now. Prove you’re on our side.
What? All those people aren’t your targets?
Gotta go. My refrigerator just told me the toaster said I put hemp butter on my toast this morning. It’s an indicator I could have two tons of pot in my garage.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com