UrbanMysticDee wrote:House passes CISPA
They're using fictitious "cyber terrorism" from North Korea to justify taking all of our rights away.
Speaker John Boner (and it is Boner, I don't care if he pronounces it Bayner, that's not how it's spelled) says "Slave, you will learn to submit!"
While an unnamed person in the White House replied "CISPA would trample the privacy and consumer rights of our citizens while leaving our critical infrastructure vulnerable. We need Congress to address this critical national and economic security challenge [sic.] while respecting the values of freedom, privacy, openness and innovation so fundamental to our nation."
Look at him. That smug son of a bitch. He disgusts me as much as a man can be disgusted by another man.
What?! I hadn't heard about this! (Must've happened when I was at basic. Having almost zero contact with the outside world for eight and a half weeks tends to keep you out of the loop). What kind of bullshit is it that they send people like me overseas to "defend freedom" when they're killing it right here at home?
I'm predicting that sometime in the next 50 years, our government is going to push too far and people aren't gonna like it. I wonder what position other Armed Forces members will choose. After all, when we swear in for the oath of enlistment, there's a key line in there that states, "I will defend my country from all threats, foreign and domestic (roughly paraphrased, but you get the point)". If the threat is the people who are bankrolling you, what then? Do they act as though there's an exception clause?
I really don't like what I think the future of our country holds. All I can do is hope for the best, and steel myself for the worst.