via Wouldn't It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?.
"... it would lessen the supposed need to spy on Americans, which is unacceptable under any circumstances, but can only be sold with endless fear-mongering about terrorism. So it's a win-win-win, except for the corporations that profit from weapons, war and global violence.
Then there's the National Security Agency (NSA), doing its typical skullduggery, spying on everyone's phone calls, emails, Facebook posts and other online activity. Our tax dollars pay them to do this to us, supposedly to make us safer, but I don't feel safer, I feel violated and disgusted, how about you? And the alleged trade-off between privacy and security was concocted by forces that want us to have less of both."