Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Statist Stooges of CNN Speak of NSA Surveillance

While it's obvious that those in the employ of of Fox News are shills for the state, this sometimes leaves the impression that CNN is not but that only means CNN is better at disguising the propaganda.  As proof that neither is interested in news so much as serving as patsies for the corporate state is the almost total absence of any kind of coverage regarding the global protests regarding Monsanto and genetically-modified food.

Monsanto is a topic of its own and it's far outweighed by the activities of the U.S. government with regard to online surveillance.  Elimination of the requirement for probable cause to justify investigation and arrest of private citizens is a profoundly-disturbing development and, as noted yesterday, there is no political aspect to it as Reagan had a part of it, Bush pushed it forward outrageously with the Patriot Act, and Obama has even extended what Bush did.  (Privacy is So Over-Rated in a Free Country - Updated)

While Congress and multiple Presidential patriots have talked passionately of defending the Constitution, elimination of probable cause as a basis for investigation and arrest is a flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment.  (Wiki:  Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution)

Reagan started chiseling away at protection against illegal search and seizure ostensibly because it would aid in the so-called War on Drugs.  As has been noted in multiple places, that ludicrous war has been an almost total failure but, of even greater consequence, the damage to the Constitution is likely permanent.

Just as Reagan had his fake wars, so did Bush and Obama continues the ludicrous war against terrorism to this day.  Throughout it all, the news channels have served as no more than mouthpieces for the state and none seriously question the elimination of civil liberties.

The reason for today's article is something written yesterday on CNN by Doug Gross in which he said the Internet is laughing about NSA spying.  (CNN:  Internet laughs about being spied on)

Quite apart from the literary incompetence of ending a sentence with a preposition, Gross has written an article in which there he seeks to trivialise and marginalise the multiple protests to what the NSA is doing.  As evidence of his 'point,' he offered maybe ten Tweets people had written to mock government spying.  Something he presents as representing the reaction of social networks does nothing of the kind and instead is state-serving rubbish that serves only to undermine the protest.

I'm encouraged to continue with what I've been writing as a friend of mine and ardent conservative is equally livid regarding the NSA invasions and has the same concern that this is not at all different from what happened in Germany as Hitler came to power.  People saw some of what he was doing but by the time they realised the extent of it there was no way to stop it.

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