The current NSA scandal has deep roots. They go back even further than the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, but it was then that we entered a new era. That is when fear descended .We took leave of our senses. America changed.
It is said that “war is the health of the state.” Since 9/11 the state has been very healthy.The military industrial complex and the surveillance state have grown beyond comprehension nearly. Cronies expanded their power. Millions, in some cases billions, have been made by the connected over the last 12 years.
Meanwhile our liberties have been compromised.
This is how it happened.