07August

NSA Spying Keeps Fear Fresh

Category Cartoons

Let me just say up front, I'm all for spying on terrorists, whether they're texting on a mobile phone, talking on a land line from their village or hanging out shootin' the breeze on the steps of their local Sharia court.  I just don't think we have to spy on every single person in the United States to make this happen.
 
While I think it's great a terror plot was apparently disrupted, I'm annoyed at how many people are now using this development to justify any and all NSA spying.  Democrat and Republican politicians have alternately downplayed the risk of al Qaeda or warned of the terror group's resurgence depending on the political winds.  I guess I'm just a bit jaded after the Snowden revelations, the Bradley Manning trial and the past, oh, twelve years, and am suspicious about the sudden appearance of a crucial terrorist intercept. 
 
But, on a more upbeat note, Rep. Pete King makes an appearance in this cartoon.  The Cartoon Gods have looked kindly on satire by bestowing such a great carticaturable face and crazed personality on humankind.  May he live long, remain in office without destroying the world too much and continue to speak freely whenever a microphone is near. 
 
Enjoy the cartoon, like, comment, share and do all that other wonderful webophonic goodness!

Comments (5)

  • Linda

    Linda

    08 August 2013 at 20:22 |
    So glad you're doing what you can to help the fear-fed to maybe get a little perspective. You're a little suspicious? I'm a lot suspicious. And even if the alerts represent a true threat, all of the fear-mongering and massive spying and lying only makes suspicion natural -- and so make everyone less safe. The relationship between people and their government is like any other relationship -- it works best with trust.
    • Jim

      Jim

      12 August 2013 at 05:46 |
      The kitty cat case on the cellphone is a nice touch!
  • Dr. Trudy Bond

    Dr. Trudy Bond

    09 August 2013 at 00:13 |
    I've been watching your animations for years. You are brilliant and this is one of the very best.
  • Larry Bryson

    Larry Bryson

    09 August 2013 at 20:19 |
    The 'boo' was a special touch. Thanks
  • bop nu

    bop nu

    19 August 2013 at 09:36 |
    hello ! good !

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