It's not exactly news, it's something I've known a long time, but didn't quite know its magnitude. In short, we're all being watched and NOT by Google ads, by Big Brother. In fact, Big Brother has been known to
By the way, liberals, don't think I'm letting you off so easily. You're the ones that think we should pay more taxes and have an even bigger government because you think big government means free healthcare, safety nets and more money for education while conveniently forgetting that big government also means the Patriot Act, Big Brother and more money for data storage so they can watch your every move. Then you whine that your rights are being violated. Nice going.
Alas, I shall divert from the crucifixions for the moment to focus on the main idea. The US government has become so big and powerful that we don't even know what a "terrorist" is anymore. What EXACTLY is a "security risk?" What EXACTLY defines a "threat?" What EXACTLY does one have to do to become a "terrorist?"
It looks like all the government has to do is decide you're a "security risk" and they can
You may have never once uttered or published or displayed the words, "DEATH TO AMERICA" or, "Honk if you love Al-Qaeda," but perhaps you've just gotten on someone's bad side...perhaps you complained about the government a little too much...perhaps you wrote a few to many letters to congressmen...perhaps you made a few too many Youtube videos or blogs or Facebook posts or emails or online petitions or tweets or web chats or web sites or podcasts...and, apparently, that's just not safe activity in the "land of the free." A witch wiggles her nose, POOF, you're a terrorist.
This has been done intentionally so that we will all be frightened into staying quiet. Fortunately, there are plenty of us that have not shut up, that will NEVER shut up and, til the day we die, will encourage others to stop shutting up. When we all banish our fears and break our silence, we have the simple responsibility to use our newly found freedom of voice.
If the government should take that information and decide that we, who use our constitutionally protected rights to speak our minds and write our grievances, are all terrorists, then
WE ARE PROUD TO BE TERRORISTS!
Yes, by that definition, I am a terrorist; a happy one, a proud one, an unafraid one. So, FBI, am I on your list now? Are you going to
I hope so. Go ahead. Brand me a terrorist. Sift through my emails. Read my Facebook posts. Monitor my tweets. Then, once you've had enough, arrest me. I dare you. Arrest all of us "terrorists" who speak freely, who write freely, who address the government with a list of grievances freely, for those are our constitutional rights.
...you remember that thing? THE CONSTITUTION? That document a buncha smart guys got together and signed to preserve the free state? That document you swore to protect? You know, the one you rape every time you clock in to work? You should be arrested, you should be indefinitely detained, YOU are the terrorists!
...and we outnumber you and you will beg for mercy should you ever fall into our hands. You will suffer. You will crumble. You will lose.
"In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost." --Alfred Whitney Griswold