Good grief! Just after I’ve learned that our N.S.A. is videotaping me through my computer screen, revealing me sleeping at my desk, I now learn that the “N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet”. “The technology, which the agency has used since at least 2008, relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers. In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target.” Now they can hear me snoring! Is it time for paranoiacs to toss out the tinfoil hats and walk triumphantly in the sunshine again. Maybe they ARE trying to “get us”. They sure want something.

In a strange way maybe these revelations will bring some solace to the morbidly paranoid. This information may comfort them by justifying their fears, providing them with an “I told you so” defense. The rest of us, well, may begin to appreciate some value in a touch of paranoia.

No matter what you might think about all of this super-tech privacy deprivation, it’s past time for reasonable Americans to acknowledge the fact that we have lost virtually all rights to privacy. We are now cooperating victims of unrestrained governmental and civilian spying. Snooping abilities attack us with nearly infinite variety, from dragonfly-sized drones to large, high-flying predators and dirigibles. Cameras in every street seek us out.

Corporations of historically unprecedented size and power, like Google, having more technical ability than government, have videotaped every street in the world and tapped every communications line. There is no shelter from the prying eyes of our overseers, no protection from those seeking personal information, from those seeking to reduce our liberties. Sounds a little paranoid, doesn’t it?

“They” want to know everything possible about us, from facial recognition to DNA, to fingerprints. They want to know what we buy, where we pray, our attitudes, predispositions, and IQs. Ultimately this acquisitiveness will involve more than simple commercial interests.

This is why our Constitution is so vitally important to us and why it must be protected from “Them”. This is also why President Obama must be outed as the serial liar he is, and the clear and present danger he represents to traditional American freedoms. Our nation has never before been entrusted to such untrustworthy hands – charlatan to American citizens, obsequious to most heads of state, craven before our Iranian enemies. With three years to go in his second term, Obama will go down in history as the infamous despoiler of the greatest nation in human history.