Is the OffNow strategy too extreme?
Does shutting off water and electricity to spy agency facilities go too far?
Some people think so.
I’ve had people tell me that they don’t really approve of NSA spying, but we should remember the agency also does some good things. We shouldn’t go too far in our efforts to stop it. They argue that we should work within acceptable boundaries to stop illegal spying. In other words, beg Congress to pass some reforms. Write our representative and Senator and demand they act. File some lawsuits and hope the courts put some limits on the NSA. Maybe even gather people together and stage a protest.
Yes! Fight the NSA, they say. But shutting off water? No, way too much! Don’t get crazy!
Here’s my question: what does it take to justify more aggressive action?
Former NSA technical chief William Binney recently spoke at a conference in London, England. He once worked for the agency as a high-level code breaker during the Cold War. He quit the NSA in disgust after 9-11 because of the agency’s move toward mass surveillance. Addressing the lack of real due process in the FISA Court, he said the NSA commits trillions of constitutional violations.
The Fisa court has only the government’s point of view. There are no other views for the judges to consider. There have been at least 15-20 trillion constitutional violations for US domestic audiences and you can double that globally.
Let that sink in.
And turning off the water to the NSA facility in Bluffdale goes too far?
Let me say it one more time.
Fifteen to 20 trillion constitutional violations.
It boggles the mind that people still want to play nice.
No way. This is historic. And only an historic resistance will do.
Please join with the OffNow coalition and help us stop illegal spying.