Friday, August 8, 2014

Quote of the Day, corrupt government insider edition

The New York Crank, in a comment at Comrade Misfit's place about how former NSA Director Alexander is raking in sweet, sweet consulting fees now that he's "retired":
Let's make some clear distinctions here. When Alexander retires and share government secrets with corporate entities for his own personal enrichment, it's called strengthening bank security. When Edward Snowden shares secrets with the American public for no money, it's treason.
Qui bono, who benefits?  Is it us, or them?  Observe the reaction of the Powers That Be, and you will observe everything.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. 
- Lord Acton