I rather suspect that Snowden's disclosure will,
ultimately, have the intended effect of casting baleful light on just how trillions
of our tax-dollars have been (secretly)
spent on (secret)
things approved (sic) by (secret)
courts ... in the very-dark tradition of every
totalitarian regime that The United States, in its apparently pre-pubescent years, proudly swore to the world that "we are Different from."
Nope ... when people figured out that War is a Racket
, the US National Debt Clock
is a whirl of numbers ... and, fellas, that money is not
being spent on roads, bridges, or even the "fine, well-equipped hospitals" that Ike Eisenhower spoke about but that today's Americans will be bankrupted if they enter ... America cheerfully lifted pages from the playbooks of Stalin, Pol Pot, and Adolf Hitler. All while "sequestering away" ("uhh, we can't afford it anymore, you see ... we's po' folks...")
possible use of Public Money, and refusing to prosecute
any sort of crime related to High Finance.
When I was a kid, a US Dollar was worth 1/32nd of an ounce of 24K gold. Or, so it was commonly believed. Today, the spot-price of that 32nd of an ounce is: $41 and change. Now, I know perfectly well that "you can't eat gold," but I think that it is
an indication of just how much all of this really is
costing us all. Things that my grandpa took for granted seem oh, so far away.
Yes, it was
a good "Racket" while it lasted. As long as the public could be lulled into a sense of "comfortable complacency" with their heads buried neck-deep in the seashore, it was a very
good "Racket," literally worth millions of dollars a minute
. But I think that it is coming to an end.