Monday, June 10, 2013

Who's Behind Government Spying?

Americans and the rest of the world are waking up to the fact that wholesale monitoring of the citizenry is established, pervasive, and perverse.

The tricky point is not the grey unaccountable bureaucrat. Such information is funneled through assorted private contractors, "specialists" who'd like to earn more money. Our information is exposed. Bluntly, bureaucrats can't protect squat. Even if they try.

Sure, there may be a prosecution, or a few terminations, but the population slowly understands : to give huge powers to even well-meant leaders is stupid. These leaders are not independent - many are political puppets, some are sadly opportunistic scum. Least-cost contracts? Overpaying to insiders?... Yo info is fo sale...