NSA calls citizens “zombies”

Der Spiegal has blown the whistle on the NSA’s abilities to secure mobile device data.

But take a look at this page. The document displayed is one page from the NSA’s internal explanation of their mobile device “success.”  Click the link to page two and page 3.

I think it is outrageous that a taxpayer supported surveillance state has been created, and even more outrageous that these so-called “public servants” view the citizenry as “zombies.”

Michael Arrington gets it just right in this short essay.

We’ve been dehumanized. At best our government considers us meaningless sheep to be herded/slaughtered at will. At worst they consider us all terrorists or potential terrorists, needed to be watched at all times.

I’ve watched the months of debate. Debates where the government sucks up every bit of information on everyone it can, then argues that as long as it isn’t looking at that data the Fourth Amendment is intact.

But then argues that since they got the data legally, they can certainly look at it, too.

It’s a vicious cycle. Collecting mass data isn’t a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Then once they have it, looking at it doesn’t require a warrant.

As I’ve written before, I don’t believe this is a system to fight terrorism. I believe it is terrorism, against the American people and everyone else in the world.