Musings while circling the drain...
The diminishing returns of
computer technology applied to intelligence gathering are that it
produces more mountains of data than any team of professionals can make
sense of, and it prompts said professionals to make mischief with the
information that is easiest to sort out: the financial records of
ordinary citizens. Nothing will create political resistance more surely
than messing with people’s money. The NSA apparatus is now a
self-reinforcing monster that will strive for ever more control
ineffectively, creating a debris path of ever more embarrassment and
resentment. A lone true patriot like Snowden does more to oppose this
monster than all the “freedom” and “liberty” spouting,
flag-lapel-pin-wearing cowards in either political party.
-James Howard Kunstler
Clusterfuck Nation blog