I have to thank Squirmelicious this morning for jogging my brain to post on this. Head over to his blog, which you should always be reading, by the way, to check out his very disturbing recap of Privacy International’s annual report on privacy and surveillance around the globe. The US gets an abysmal rating, at the bottom of the barrel where we sit with such noteworthy human rights advocates as China and Thailand.
This all reminds me of Naomi Wolf’s book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. It’s $11.16 over at Amazon.com. Go order it or head to your local book shop and pick up a copy and read it, today. It won’t take you long. I think I read it in three hours. It will blow – your – mind. And scare the hell out of you. And then you’ll understand why we got such an horrific rating from Privacy International.
You can also check out Ms. Wolf giving a talk about the book here, on YouTube:
Oh, and when you read about the Military Commissions Act, know that both Senator Obama and Senator Clinton (and Senators Biden and Dodd) voted against it. Surprise, however, Senator McCain not only voted for it, but spoke in earnest for the bill.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.