Wrong. Windy Wilson leaves a very on-point comment to (ahem) a very on-point post here:
Katerina Witt, the East German Olympic Gold Medalist figure skater had two perceptive things to say about the NSA spying in an article in August 17th New York Daily News.The Surveillance State empowers the gosips. The Surveillance State empowers the busybodies. The Surveillance State empowers the petty who have a grudge. Just look at the "if you support limited government, you're a Domestic Terrorist" nonsense that we hear. That's not a one-off, it seems to be the New Normal.
1. Young people today give up a lot of privacy voluntarily with facebook and other programs.
2. She saw her Stasi file, and disagrees with the argument the argument that "'state surveillance shouldn't alarm law-abiding people,' she says 'people are naïve if they don't think storage of their email, telephone and other electronic records doesn't make them vulnerable.'
"You start to worry when it goes into the wrong hands and is used for the wrong reasons," she says, pointing out that some of the intelligence reports about her were totally inaccurate.
So what this does, in effect, is to empower any Leftie to subject any non-Leftie to his will. Ooooh kaaaay. Anyone who says this is crazy talk, please explain Katerina Witt's comments to me. And please, no "that was the Stasi" excuses. We have our own Stasi:
Last weekend the words “United Stasi of America” were projected onto the side of the US embassy in Berlin alongside the face of Kim Dotcom. Police are now investigating whether a crime has been committed.What's the over/under that they're investigating the real crime?