So the governments insistence on gathering all of our phone calls, emails, text messages and everything else on God’s green earth to keep us safe has, once again, failed to keep us safe. From a man the FBI reportedly knew to be a risk. Think about that. Also remember the very similar story with one of the brothers of the Boston Marathon bombing. Hell, Russia told us “Watch this jackass, he’s dangerous.” Yet he and his brother were still able to bomb Boston. Just these two examples show a staggering level of incompetence on the part of the government. Now, you might be asking yourself at this juncture, if the NSA and meta-data gathering the govt is doing isn’t stopping terrorists, what exactly is it doing?
Now, you’re going to need to put on your tin foil hats and follow Uncle Mac down the rabbit hole a little ways for this next part. As I have already introduced you to and you can easily find more info on using the google, the stated reason for these programs is a sham. Now take what you already know about our corrupt to the bones government and tell me what you think is more plausible. That they are gathering years and years of every communication that everyone makes in an effort to catch terrorists? Which is woefully failing. Or could they be gathering all that information for future leverage? Think about it. The government has every phone call, email, text message and snap chat naked pic Jody Public has ever sent. This information just sits anonymously in a meta pile with 6 million other Americans information for decades. Until Jody Public runs for Senate in his particular state. Jody Public does well for himself and one day finds himself in an important Congressional position or possibly even the White House. How important do Jody’s particular little secrets become now? All the NSA agent has to do is hit “search Jody Public” on his little supercomputer and BINGO, instant leverage.
This is NOT a far fetched scenario folks. I would personally bet my life that if this hasn’t already occurred, it will at some point. Every time there is a tragedy like the one we saw in Orlando, the politicians answer is to take away some of your rights. Don’t believe me? Just listen to Barack, Hillary and Trump’s statements following the Orlando shooting and the ones they will be doubling down on in the coming months. There will be more talk of gun control. There will be more talk of expanding the NSA’s ability to listen to every aspect of your life.
I will just leave you with this folks before I ramble on past your attention spans. Please be careful how much power over your lives you give anyone, especially the government. Do you know where you are almost 100% safe from terrorists? Jail. Do you know what you trade for this safety?