I think it really started to look that way right after September 11th when the Patriot Act and all the other new government intrusions (for our safety of course) came online. Then under Obama it became pretty clear that this was the trajectory.
Will anything be done? Can anything be done at this point? We keep complaining. But will people ever absolutely insist on their dignity? Are we too far gone?
(From Fox News)
The constant erosion of privacy at the hands of the government and corporations has annihilated the concept of a “right to privacy,” which is embedded in the rationale of the First, Third, Fourth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
It is becoming increasingly clear that we are sliding down the slippery slope toward totalitarianism, where private lives do not exist.
We have entered a condition of constitutional crisis that requires a full-throated response from the American people. I have repeatedly warned about the dangers of the Patriot Act and its successive iterations, the execrable national security letters that turn every FBI agent into a star chamberlain, the dangers of fear-based security policies eroding our republic.
We have crossed the threshold of a cowardly new world, and it’s time we tell the government and the corporations who have intruded to stop it.