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Me & God Are Watching Skynet Grow

You probably don’t need me to recap all of The Shit That We Knew The Government Was Doing But Are Now Surprised About and, besides, further revelations are coming faster than Rich Lowry watching Sarah Palin’s Alaska so everything that was said before is either no longer operational, debunked, or just the tip-of-the-iceberg-andnow-we’re-all-gonna-die depending how your shock meter is calibrated.

Back in my day (by which I mean: ‘last tuesday’) our journalistic scoops started small – Five Held in Plot to Bug Democratic Offices Here  – and grew from there over a period of weeks because we didn’t have bloggytwittertumblrbookfacetsy to crank up the volume to eleven at the first sighting. Nowadays, the deeper we get into out “scandals” the smaller they seem (“I am big, it’s your patience for quality investigative journalism that’s gotten small“).  Taken all together – Benghazigate, IRSgate, APgate, Rosengate, NSAgate, Metadatagate, PRISMgate – there is not a government sanctioned crime to be found, which means that the conversation must inevitably turn to “well, it may be legal, but it’s wrong”; a conversation that has been going on since Plato and Aristotle (who were the David Brooks and Ross Douthat of their time) were haggling it out at all-night philosophizing slams. Afterwards: Denny’s. Somehow I don’t foresee a generation that is unable to figure out if Glenn Greenwald is Jesus or Judas (with no room in between) is going to rassle this one to the ground for a tap out.

Safer still, for the time being at least, to assume that everything that has come out in the past few months is one Obama false flag after another designed to distract us from something even worse headed down the pike like martial law or maybe Nickelback applying for US citizenship.

Then shit will really be fucked up and bullshit…

TBogg

Me & God Are Watching Skynet Grow

You probably don’t need me to recap all of The Shit That We Knew The Government Was Doing But Are Now Surprised About and, besides, further revelations are coming faster than Rich Lowry watching Sarah Palin’s Alaska so everything that was said before is either no longer operational, debunked, or just the tip-of-the-iceberg-andnow-we’re-all-gonna-die depending how your shock meter is calibrated.

Back in my day (by which I mean: ‘last tuesday’) our journalistic scoops started small – Five Held in Plot to Bug Democratic Offices Here  – and grew from there over a period of weeks because we didn’t have bloggytwittertumblrbookfacetsy to crank up the volume to eleven at the first sighting. Nowadays, the deeper we get into out “scandals” the smaller they seem (“I am big, it’s your patience for quality investigative journalism that’s gotten small“).  Taken all together – Benghazigate, IRSgate, APgate, Rosengate, NSAgate, Metadatagate, PRISMgate – there is not a government sanctioned crime to be found, which means that the conversation must inevitably turn to “well, it may be legal, but it’s wrong”; a conversation that has been going on since Plato and Aristotle (who were the David Brooks and Ross Douthat of their time) were haggling it out at all-night philosophizing slams. Afterwards: Denny’s. Somehow I don’t foresee a generation that is unable to figure out if Glenn Greenwald is Jesus or Judas (with no room in between) is going to rassle this one to the ground for a tap out.

Safer still, for the time being at least, to assume that everything that has come out in the past few months is one Obama false flag after another designed to distract us from something even worse headed down the pike like martial law or maybe Nickelback applying for US citizenship.

Then shit will really be fucked up and bullshit…

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