I like the idea of the NSA and other things like that. If there were security cameras in every corner of every street in a city, most people would be rioting and going “WAHHH I WANT MY PRIVACY THIS VIOLATES THE 4TH AMENDMENT BOOHOO THIS IS SO CREEPY THE USA SUCKS” but wouldn’t mind giving up my privacy in exchange for safety from getting beaten up by gangs. And the nerds working in the NSA offices probably don’t care about the times you google searched “how many fists can fit in a butt”. They just skip right over it. It’s a hobby of mine to type NSA keywords in google just to provoke them. So dangerous, BUT SO THRILLING.
The NSA is a good idea but they are doing it wrong. Instead of legitimately finding terrorists, they seem to be trying to arrest innocent amateur chemists and people google searching where to get pressure cookers for actually cooking. There was a news flash where they monitored the porn habits of muslims to humiliate them (huge dick move, because watching porn reduces your cortisol levels), but it didn’t say they actually used it to humiliate them. If I’m interested in chemistry and I google search “ammonium nitrate” or I’m actually growing plants and google “where to get fertilizer” should I expect my door to be broken? What should I do if I see a black van pull up to my driveway and men in black come knock on the door?