Overgrown Democracy Disorder

| June 13, 2013 | 2 Replies

Lee Camp, responding to a question by RT host Abby Martin at min. 4:05:

The problem, Abby, is that you have an “overgrown democracy disorder.” You think that we should have a say in what goes on in our country and around the world and our country’s actions. I don’t know who gave you that feeling, but it’s a real problem you have, and I think you need to realize that plutocrats will make these decisions for you. So don’t worry about it . . . It’s “restless democracy disorder.”

On this second video, Lee Camp asks two excellent questions regarding the Surveillance State:

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Category: Orwellian, Privacy, Secrecy, Whistle-blowers

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich and his wife, Anne Jay, live in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where they are raising their two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Love his response. I feel like our non-representitive government is a disease and has many repercussions throughout society that can be indirectly linked to Americans’ increased sense that they lack any kind of a say in decisions made in our name.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    I would like to know the truth about the NSA. I would like to turn the NSA inside out. To what extent are their employees and operatives able to read our private emails and listen to our phone calls? To what extent do they retain data demonstrating the people I choose to contact? Ad homimem attacks on Edward Snowden serve only as distractions to much more important issues. What, exactly, are America’s spies doing as part of their jobs? It’s time to peel back the secrecy on both the process of electronic surveillance and the laws and oath of secrecy preventing the American public from knowing the extent to which their privacy has been violated. Last year, 483,236 private contractors had top-secret security clearances, compared to 791,200 government employees, according to a report by the office of the Director of National Intelligence. It appears that many of them have been abusing the privacy of ordinary Americans who are not suspected of committing any crimes. I will not accept the purported answer: “trust us.”

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