Sunday, August 4, 2013

A brief rant

Here's my radical and no doubt easily ridiculed take on Manning, Snowden, the NSA, etc.:

All government should be in the sunshine.  No secrets, no lies, everything in the open for all to see.  If the country has to rely on secrets and lies to survive, it's not worth saving. And I am, having just passed the 68-year mark, becoming increasingly convinced that the survival of this country is not worth the price we and the rest of the world are having to pay.

3 comments:

  1. just one anthropologistAugust 4, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    An anthropological perspective:

    In 2001- 42,196 Americans died in vehicular accidents, and 29,573 Americans died from firearms.

    I'm more afraid of Americans with vehicles and firearms than I am of "terrorists". And I don't want my government to "protect" me from threats that have been created by American foreign policy in the first place. America was attacked on 9/11 because we're occupying and fighting them in their distant countries. Usama bin Ladin had warned us in his 1998 fatwa.

    President Lincoln was so right when he wrote that this American government should be the "Government of the people, by the people, (and) for the people". Yet increasingly our government has been infiltrated by some who have ulterior motives (either personal profit or working for a foreign power)which they keep secret from the American People.

    A Democracy, We, need "whistle-blowers" like Daniel Ellsberg, Manning, and Snowden.

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  2. Yes, those are the real patriots...and Happy Birthday, Dear Bother!

    From Sis Mary, just south of the IHOP/Waffle House Line

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