Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Enough of the Prism stuff.  The genie is out of the bottle and there's no sense harping on it.  I have a few final thoughts about it, after which I'll leave it alone unless something remarkable comes up.

I find it humorous that many of the most vocal opponents are Facebook and Twitter users who essentially tell everyone on the planet every detail of their lives multiple times daily.  Quite frankly, I'm more fearful of Microsoft and Google knowing my personal details than I am a government too inept to cover its own tracks.

The question all the talking heads are posing is whether or not the whistle blower is a hero or a traitor. I'm on the fence on this one, but I'm convinced this guy will disappear soon and not on his own terms.  How the hell does a 29 year old high school dropout gain such unfettered access to such sensitive information?  But I digress.

If we stop and think about it, none of us should be surprised any of this ever happened or that Obama is such a hypocrite on the topic.  The reality is that public knowledge of Prism in no way limits its effectiveness.  We aren't going to stop using the Internet and neither are the terrorists.  Still, I ponder the inconsistency of the Obama Administration who has stated for months that the war on terror is over and that Al Quaeda is defeated, yet telling us we need this to combat terrorism.