Summary: Exactly one year ago Glenn Greenwald published the first of Snowden's revelations. Two days later I forecast that our response to these momentous disclosures would be nothing. That our passivity would mark the birthday of the New America, and the death of the Second Republic (under the Constitution). Today I add this to the … Continue reading Celebrate what happened one year ago. It’s the birthday of a New America!
Summary: Eleven weeks have passed since the first revelations by Snowden about the NSA's surveillance programs. Let's total up the results. Spoiler for the post: the NSA is winning, we're losing. But there are some potentially significant effects in other nations. . What's been the effect of the revelations by Snowden about the NSA's surveillance … Continue reading Scoring the game so far: NSA is winning, we’re losing
Summary: We have moved to the steep downward part of the "S"-shaped slippery slope. Sharks bump their prey repeatedly, testing for a reaction. Once they confirm weakness, the attack begins. Similarly our elites have repeatedly tested us, probing the extent of our passivity. Now that they're confirmed our weakness, they move more boldly. Strong efforts … Continue reading “You’ve had your debate. There’s no need to write any more.”
Summary: As the Second Republic fades away, the Constitution abandoned, the government grows more powerful and bolder. As we see in its latest strike against Edward Snowden. But this time something strange happened. They came up against yet another American. A real American, willing to fight for the Republic against the government even at great … Continue reading The government strikes again, but finds yet another American willing to fight. Applause is not enough!
Summary: Will hordes of Americans working for security services become leakers, undercutting the government's wall of secrecy and endangering national security? Many national security experts worry about this. Before we attempt an answer, let's examine why people become leakers -- and who becomes leakers. . Why become a leaker? Two of the most prominent recent … Continue reading Will a wave of leakers undercut America’s national security?