This Won’t End Well
Is anyone really surprised the NSA is collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers?
The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.
The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.
The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.
For those who voted for the lesser of two evils, this is the result of your political calculation.
Will this latest revelation challenge Americans’ seemingly endless capacity for inaction in the face of the continued diminishment of our rights? Doubtful.
Our trajectory, paved with inaction, continues toward fascism.