The Post Snowden Years - Few Seem To Even Care Anymore
Remember this (below)? It's from that old "Constitution" thing - you know, that archaic list prepared years ago by a bunch of dead white guys.
Few people seem to be aware of it, as the recent "Vault 7" release from Wikileaks does not really seem to have caused much angst. I fear we have wandered so far down the rabbit hole post-Snowden that the kind of things Alex Jones would have been ridiculed for just a few years ago now seem to go by the wayside.
Conversely, we are told that our CIA is “specifically prohibited from collecting foreign intelligence concerning the domestic activities of US citizens”. It's telling that I find myself giving more credence to the hackers than our own government on this subject, something that saddens and troubles me.
I guess this is how we lose ourselves, a few document dumps at a time, meekly accepting the inevitable stripping away of Constitutional "guarantees". The reality is awful, but I don't really see it changing anytime soon - and I don't really know how to change it.