Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting….

A very interesting post popped up in the technology subreddit on reddit.com a couple of days ago.    It was simply titled “What reddit looked like 9 years ago”  and the content was “Exactly what it says on the tin”.   

A web archive of reddit nine years ago.  The real fun was in the comments though where a redditor with the highly appropriate and musically astute username of “WarOnErrorism” posted the following:   

Third fuckin page. “NSA Spied on U.N. Diplomats in Push for Invasion of Iraq “

Edit: And on the 6th page: “AT&T NSA Wiretap Whistleblower Marc Klein’s Story In His Own Words”

Edit 2: Same page: “Whistle-Blower Outs NSA Spy Room”  

Links added for posterity.  

Nearly a decade ago the truth was out in the open for anyone to see and it was ignored.

3 thoughts on “Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting….

  1. ópere et omission…mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa.

    I was one of the idiots that didn’t pay enough attention.

    • I just watched an old Will Smith movie from the late 90s called “Enemy of the State” and it was about the NSA trying to remain relevant. It seems remarkably prescient now, but the attitude of the film is what struck me.

      The NSA was perceived as not only extremely dangerous to liberty but also as a desperate government bureau fighting for its bureaucratic life. Men inside the agency felt they had to resort to murder in order to keep the NSA afloat.

      Q: What’s the difference between 9/11 and a cow?
      A: You stop milking a cow after ten years.

    • Of course, the NSA isn’t the only government agency (or politically-connected firm) that is milking 9/11.

      Everyone from HUD to the FDA has been milking 9/11 and although such actions only prove libertarians right, some sort of restraint needs to be put on the government’s war on terror.

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