“Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Just like your lovable canine who won’t take his or her eyes off of you if you reach for the bag of treats, so too, your loving government just can’t stop listening in on your phone calls and reading your text messages:
The NSA has tripled its surveillance of Americans’ phone chatter, collecting over 534mn phone call records and text messages last year, despite pressure for more restrictions and transparency, a new official report has revealed.
Over the course of 2017, the National Security Agency (NSA) collected some 534,396,285 call detail records (CDR’s), representing a dramatic increase over the previous year when, the agency gathered details of 151,230,068 calls, according to the report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). via RT.com
Grocery lists, significant other problems, out-of-control text tantrums, personal hygiene issues, work issues, “hook-up” places and times…the list of the mundane goes on and on. That’s a lot of everyday guano to sift through for the NSA.
But isn’t this Washington’s way for the past 20 years or so? Point the finger at others for doing the exact thing they are doing? Of course it is.
Russia is doing whatever Washington says they’re doing. Venezuela is the new candidate for sanctions because Washtington says so. Iran…OMG, they’re at the top of the list of targets on Washington’s hit list for regime change. Why – well, because Washington says so.
Interfering in other countries elections; accusing other countries of aiding and abetting terrorist organizations; clamoring on about the horribleness of other countries on Washington’s regime change list; screaming about human rights violations of other countries (unless you’re a country that Washington approves of – then you can kill innocents as you see fit) when the band of criminals in Washington just approved a war criminal to head the CIA; telling other countries that Washington will sanction their asses back to the stone age unless they meet their demands to do whatever Washington dreams up that a sovereign nation should do – just a few of the tasty morsels of insanity and choice hypocrisy that Washington concocts on a daily basis.
If most of the American public weren’t so brain-dead from being programmed and propagandized with the insanity from their government and mainstream media loons, consumed with royal wedding rubbish, Hollywood rubbish, social media rubbish, sports rubbish, and with the everyday “epic” of their lives that won’t allow them to look up from the hand-held radiation device glued to their palms – America might stand a chance – its citizens recognizing hypocrisy and extreme horseshit when they hear or see it…and do what they can to change it.
But it’s a march toward the abyss in the land of the free and home of the brave.
The food we eat is unfit to eat, the water we drink is contaminated, the amount of BS and hypocrisy we swallow from idiot savants is enough to send the gods lamenting of the ignorance and willful self-destruction of individual souls and those of their loved ones. But it’s all a big yawn, because dammit, Americans have more important things to tend to.
Washington is the Iago from Shakespeare’s Othello. But instead of the whisperings that Iago employed that led to Othello’s ruin, Washington is now boldly using megaphones to announce their trickery, deceit and chicanery that will, ultimately, lead to every citizen’s own ruin. And most Americans could care less.
Believing in your own bullshit is Washington’s “everyday”. And they export their bullshit to the world everyday.
And just like the sirens who lured sailors to their death with a bewitching song, the shysters in Washington continue to entice Americans to trust them, they have your best interests at heart. Sure they do!
Come on in…the water is warm.
Tonight’s musical offering:
Felix Mendelssohn- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61: No. 1, Scherzo (Allegro vivace) · Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras
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