Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The FBI Records American Citizens’ Emails for No Good Reason at All

The NSA has a whistleblower, and he’s saying some very interesting things…

Things like: The FBI records most U.S. citizen’s emails.

This whistleblower, William Binney, says that nobody is really exempt from such spying, including members of Congress and top government officials, such as the now disgraced General Petraeus.

It was essentially FBI efforts that brought Petraeus down, and at a highly suspicious time, mind you, just when he was about to take the stand in the Benghazi embassy attack investigation. Sifting through his private emails one by one by one, they just happened to uncover the affair right when President Obama’s presidency was in jeopardy?

A little convenient, to say the least.

Now from an average American’s perspective, this blatant invasion of privacy is exceedingly disturbing. And no, I don’t have any skeletons in my closest that I’m worried about: No naughty mistresses or ties to radical groups or admissions of guilt to crimes committed ten years back.

But that’s not the point.

The point is that the government is treating us as if we’re guilty before we’re proven innocent. No. Strike that. In the government’s mind, we’re just guilty. Period.

Hence the reason why the FBI reserves the right to sift through our emails at will. No amount of established innocence can apparently change the belief that we’re all highly suspect.

Suspect in what exactly? Well, that’s classified information, right up until the point when it’s convenient to bring it out into the open, as General Petraeus found out the hard way.

For most of us, that day of convenience might never come. We’ll probably (hopefully) be able to skate through life without ever having to worry about the government airing our dirty laundry.

But the fact remains that the government retains that power over us nonetheless. And that’s not a power I prefer to entrust to anyone, much less an institution so full of corruption, unnecessary deception and willful stupidity.

Is the government recording this right now?

Quite possibly.

So knowing that, let me repeat myself: The powers that be in D.C. are full of corruption, unnecessary deception and willful stupidity. Sorry if that hurts, guys, but facts are facts.

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