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I thought it was a slow news day. I was only mildly annoyed by that. Then I stumbled across an article. The kind of article that overwhelms you with implications. And honestly, it's the kind of thing that frustrates the hell out of you.

American student finds GPS tracker stuck to car, FBI shows up to reclaim it

Found on Engadet, the writer does a good job of trying to make this seem like a non issue. As if a wholly uninteresting college student discovering a tracking device under his car and then being threatened by the FBI isn't that big of a deal. I mean, obviously it's a little bit of a big deal... But not big enough to truly alarm...

At least that's what you would think if you simply read the barely two paragraph long article and went on about your day. However, anyone with even slightly open eyes with a fully functioning brain would read that article and feel....

Well, what does one feel when they are faced once again with the realization that in the eyes of their government their rights as outlined in the Constitution are meaningless. Not that wasn't already known, after all the courts did just rule that people could not reasonably expect privacy in their car if they were driving in a public place...


How does one support a country that does not support it's citizens? The world is so bizarre now. It's funny because conservatives and... well actually both sides of the political spectrum like to tell you about how bad it is in the Middle East and other countries. How the people there live in outright fear of their government, fear of Sharia Law... just: Fear.

But you know what? At least their laws are defined. At least they know what to fear.

Here? We have willful ignorance. We burry our heads in the sand and hope today isn't the day that we say the wrong thing in front of the wrong person and disappear.

It's funny in a not kind of way... Our founding fathers would be absolutely horrified to see what America has evolved to.

But then, our founding fathers wouldn't have been to fond of me either.

Still... We use the term: to big to fail...

You know what? Never mind.

Is ignorance bliss?

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