With all of the drama spreading about the NSA and US government electronic spying on citizens; one must realize the true nature of the game. Over the years the government has been inching its way deeper and deeper into our lives. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been around since the late 1970’s. The fact that Khrushchev once told Ezra Taft Benson (former US Secretary of Agriculture) that his grand children would fly the red flag of Communism and never even understand how they got there is very important. Communism is big government. Big government is Big Brother. The math here is very simple if we accept further enhanced government intrusion into every aspect of our lives, we also accept Communism.
America is unique in the history of the world in that it has experienced freedoms like no other society in the history of the world. America’s enemies hate us because of our liberty. Yet the mainstream media perpetually puts out the idea that “although its not easily accepted, government expansion and intrusion into all aspects of our lives would be acceptable if…”. They always end this conceptual proposal with something to regard the color of …National security, the war on terror, in the event of national emergency etc. Make no mistake about this we have become the frog sitting in a slowly boiling pot of water.
The “Architects” and powers that be whom consider themselves the “Illuminated ones” understand that in order to achieve their agenda; they can not act suddenly. They know and understand that they must act in a subtle manner. They are playing the game of inches by creeping and advancing ever deeper into each facet of individual human life. Every time they make an unacceptable advance, they expect back lash and coverage; but they ultimately know there is such a bureaucracy that nothing can be done to combat them short of an uprising. So they simply lay in wait generating more crisis and more entertainment to cause the public to be distracted with other matters. Suddenly before you know it; what was old is new again and the previous advance which was once forgotten has advanced an inch forward.
In closing, even though the NSA “Prism” program is in the spotlight now, it will ultimately be accepted in the name of National Security and public protection. The government may even tell the public that they are ending the program and effectively they may. They will then create another program with a new name that does the same thing as the last and will be even more tyrannical. At the end of the day we have all gone too far down the slippery slope in this game of inches.