Big Brother is watching, well, maybe he’s watching, that is if he thinks there is good cause to watch. That is well, if he’s watching at all.
Seems everyone is in an uproar over the latest leak of confidential, top-secret information, that the United States Government has been collecting information on e-mails, cell phone calls, IP computer data, just about everything we type, write, (BLOG), and put on face book. is now viewed, or better yet collected by the Feds. Yeah….I would think that is good cause to voice some concern.
It all has to do with terrorism, and terrorists desire to blow up anything American. and in the interest of protecting Americans, the government is collecting everything we say, every phone call we make, all our emails, and our activity on the net, to assure that we are protected from the bad guys. So they say.
It is all being done through the National Security Agency, NSA and a clandestine organization known as PRISM, a national security electronic surveillance program operated by the United States National security Agency. According to (Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia), PRISM is a government code name for a data collection effort known officially as US-984XN, It is operated under the supervision of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act(FISA). The existence of the program, as we all now are aware, was leaked by an NSA contractor named Edward Snowden and published by The Guardian and Washington Post on June 6, 2013. Snowden is now officially on the lam, jumping from one country to another in an effort to avoid the United States Federal Law Enforcement Officials who want him to stand charges for espionage. He was in Hong Kong, and somehow got out of there, and made it to Russia, and the latest is he wants to go to South America. That is a whole different story though.
According to Wikipedia, a document included in the leak apparently indicated that the PRISM Signad was the number one source of raw intelligence used for NSA analytic reports.
The impression is given that everything we do in the United States on the Internet is somehow gleaned, collected, processed, and retained by this secret PRISM group, for future reference in a newly constructed highly secret, secure computer center on a military installation in Utah somewhere. All hush-hush you Know. Of course the FEDS say this is not so, and everything they are doing, gleaning collecting, processing, and retaining, is all on the up and up, and there is no cause for concern.
According to the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, PRISM cannot be used to intentionally target any Americans or anyone in the United States. He said a special court, Congress and the Executive Branch oversees the program and extensive procedures ensure the acquisition, retention, and dissemination of data accidentally collected about Americans is kept to a minimum. Clapper issued a statement and fact sheet to correct what he characterized as “Significant misimpression’s” in articles by the Washington Post and The Guardian newspapers.
PRISM is a special source operation, that resulted out of 911. Many of the special intel programs we see today, as well as security check points at airports, and our ability, for example, to no longer watch planes land at airports etc; resulted from the Bush Chaney era. It’s expansion, like it our not, members of the Conservative Right, is programmatic. It was being built during the previous administration, and continues to grow, unknown by many of us today. The bigger it gets, the more out of control it gets. The more out of control it gets, the more invasive it gets.
Now this facility located in Utah is a collection center, where all this data is held. The only question I have though is why they need to hold all this data in the first place? Yes my friends….The Big Brother Watching era is upon us. The day when everything we see, think, say, do, go, look at, comment upon is carefully scrutinized by Uncle Sam, all in our best interest of course. Uncle Sam, our Government, your Tax dollars at work, looking out for the common man, looking out for our Welfare and safety. In this day and age, we need to be seen after you know. After all, none of us, not one single American anywhere has the slightest perception at all what is good for us. So, it is with great pain, and ultimate sacrifice that our Government, your Government, the Worlds Government, should and therefore must look out for us.
And yes, if by chance, any of us, you, me, or any of our friends has anything to say against, for, about, it we might just become the subject, the target of intense investigation. We might have to be taken away for a while you know…..All in the interest of the Common Good you know.
Orson Wells had it right I guess. He had it right down to the dime he did. He had the foresight to understand where our great nation was headed. Now, the day is upon us…and….Oh, wait a minute…..There’s a knock on the door. There are six real shiny SUV’s sitting outside with antennas atop of them, men walking around in black suites with Uzi machine guns…..they are here to see me. Gotta go. it’s all for the common good you know!
That’s my point of view………Have a great day and as usual…..God Bless America!