That condition seems to be a possibility. Not only is America starting to ROAR but much of the democratic world is starting to ROAR. And that roar is not over the legality of Prism but Prism’s invasion of privacy.
What the neocons, of course, don’t yet know is how to respond. You see – Prism wasn’t really born yesterday. Prism’s origin was the George W. Bush Administration.
It wasn’t called Prism at the time that Ex-President George W. Bush violated America’s laws and decided to spy, illegally, on 200,000,000 Americans. The act didn’t have a name at that time.
Listen to Leslie Cauley of USA TODAY:
The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.
The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren’t suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews.[…]
The President of the United States of America, a neocon, authorized illegal activity but didn’t sound disturbed when he said to Congress(an equal branch of America’s Government):
Now… that sounds like a threat. That sounds like one equal branch of America’s government threatening another equal branch of America’s government. No terrorist could mount such a threat to America’s three equal branches of government.
The Executive Branch did prevail with members of the Legislative Branch standing “shoulder-to-shoulder” with the illegal activity of the Executive Branch. It was the Judicial Branch that saved America. The Judicial Branch had a full time job trying to rein in President George W. Bush’s administration.
The Legislative Branch makes the Laws – so it seems reasonable that the Legislative Branch could also “un-make the laws”. Thus Prism’s birth was not illegitimate?
America’s founding fathers and even America’s “silent majority” would not be in favor of opening all four panes of Johari’s window to government surveillance. If punishing a whole country or punishing many countries is the price that democracy has to pay for safety from terrorists then the problem might need to be re-evaluated. Perhaps diplomacy rather than war could be a good start to lowering the threats from terrorists and giving back America’s privacy.
Walk softly and carry a big stick did not invite nor attract terrorists to the United States of America. But stealing another man’s land sure could. Walk softly and carry a big stick did not invite nor attract terrorists to the United States of America. But stealing another man’s oil sure could. And in a civilized, Christian world, daring the victim of theft to “bring em on” is unbelievable.
Walk softly and carry a big stick did not invite nor attract terrorists to the United States of America. But supporting the Middle East activities of a sidekick who sits on stolen land and expands land-holdings when its citizenship gets unruly sure could. Walk softly and carry a big stick did not invite nor attract terrorists to the United States of America. But supporting the policies of America’s neocon politicians sure could.
Spying on America, as a solution to the problem of terrorists, seems like a neocon type solution to a neocon type problem. No where in the history of neocon problem making can one find the proper pairing of problem with solution. And the problem structure remains – waiting for new data from the next neocon problem. And the cyclic appearance of neocon sourced problems continues.
Prism won’t solve the problem. At best it is a band-aid applied to a problem. And since those who created the problems have generated so much world hatred, Prism may help, but only as a band-aid.
Is trading freedom for stolen oil to BIG BUSINESS a “fair trade”?
The neocon-South alliance is certainly not a do-gooder alliance. And you could expect that of human beings who treated other human beings as products. That alliance has broken the Western world’s economy and the end is not clearly in sight.