a reply to: Danke
Why do you think the government cares about what you do? I see so many extremely paranoid people worrying about the government
watching what they do. So even if they are, how is that hurting you? The only answer I can come up with in most cases is illegal activity. Which
is understandable at that point as to why you would be so paranoid.
I agree with you that our government doesn't give one Fava bean about the individual American citizen. It is our collective body, which does indeed
pose a threat to them. Simply because the American people are once again sick and tired of taxation without representation. Our supposed
representatives, do not represent their constituency. They represent the businesses and corporations that grease their palms and pad their pockets.
I do disagree with your ideas that my failure to want this said government, unlawfully spying on me, in my home, walking down the street, at work,
while dinning, or taking a crap, is blanketed in my fear of being caught is some illegal activity.
I am an old woman, brought up old school, and I am quite modest, by today’s standards. I do not delude myself by thinking that this naked old arse
is eye candy for anyone, including an old buzzard twice my age. I do however reserve the right to display it to whom “I” choose. It is not public
property for a paranoid government. The words I say privately and intimately, again, is only for the ears of the persons I wish to hear them.
It is not my paranoia that is the problem, which I don’t have, by the way. The problem is the government’s assault on the privacy of its
citizenry. The “government’s” paranoia is the problem. It is natural, and as it should be, for the government to fear the people. That is what
makes them at least pretend, and try to convince us, they are doing the will of the American people.
There is nothing natural or normal about it, when the people fear their government. It is a blazing neon sign that there are existing problems, and
big trouble ahead. I hear many people echoing your refrain, “You shouldn’t care if the government spies on you, if you have nothing to hide”.
My question to you is, where do you draw the line, because if you give an inch, they will take a mile. You may not have anything to hide, but do you
reserve the right to take a crap, without surveillance? Do you reserve the right to have intimate relations with the person you love, without being
watched? People are not criminals that expect the right to their privacy. Your animosity should not be towards the citizens that demand their rights.
Your animosity should be towards the government that is stealing those rights and running roughshod over the people.