I am reminded of the quote by Upton Sinclair, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” I think this is particularly apt for the employees of the NSA.
Prophetically, Osama bin Laden's primary aim in attacking the World Trade Center was actually to make us so frightened that we would sabotage our own freedoms and values, for the sake of safety. And with the NSA's crazy and unethical tactics, bin Ladens' destructive vision has largely come to fruition. The NSA is creepingly turning Osama bin Laden's insane dream into a reality.
More and more I feel a growing sense of horror and dismay at the members of this agency, who seem not to understand the crimes which they are committing, because their careers depend on their not understanding them..
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