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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:54 pm
This makes me weep a little on the inside. LINK TO DAILY BEAST
I suggest you read the whole thing.The Daily Beast wrote:Sorry, But No, We Don’t Hate the Surveillance State
Edward Snowden won at the Oscars, but he’s losing in RL. We don’t hate the surveillance state. We’re embracing it more and more.
Citizenfour may have won at the Oscars, but its subject, Edward Snowden, has lost.
That’s the big takeaway from last week’s CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference. When it comes to mass surveillance—despite the strenuous efforts of Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and others—establishment Democrats have simply shut down internal political opposition to the spying state. On the right, where libertarian idealism and conservative paranoia still thrive, Snowden’s spirit, if not always his means, stood more of a chance to catch on.
Until, it would seem, now.
At one CPAC panel, former National Security Agency head Gen. Michael Hayden drew cries of disbelief when he called himself “an unrelenting libertarian.” Astonishing as his remarks may be, it’s hard not to think the groans and shouts arose because no one and nothing was there to stop Hayden from saying them.
Heckle in vain, partisans of liberty. The worm of freedom has turned. “Judging by this afternoon at CPAC and the rhetoric around ISIS,” National Review chief Rich Lowry tweeted from the conference, “the party has left behind [its] flirtation w[ith] Rand Paul-style foreign policy.”...