Snuggly the Security Bear Explains: Warrantless Wiretapping Is All About Love and Freedom

If you're still confused about the whole warrantless domestic spying program that the telecoms colluded with the government on (which is being conveniently shuffled away from official scrutiny, forever), Snuggly the Security Bear by Mark Fiore sums it all up in the absolute cuddliest way possible. [Mark Fiore via BoingBoing]



I'd like to say I'm amazed by the utter complacency displayed in here, but alas, I'm not. Do you people really think that the "I have nothing to hide" bit flies in the least? Do you think your brain-dead logic holds water? My guess is that the only reason you don't mind is because it's generally non-obtrusive, since it's done over the wires and through the air, silently funneled through a building filled with listening devices and personnel to man them.

I have one question, and although I have my doubts, I'd like an honest answer. If the government decided to finance a massive initiative in which agents were to search your belongings after confirming that no one was home, and left everything exactly as it was before you came home, would you still be fine with it because you have nothing to hide? My guess is that you'd all bitch from the rooftops, and want to be left in peace, even if nary a speck of dust on the shelf was moved.

It's a matter of principle, not a matter of whether or not you have a crime to conceal.