Zombie, a hard right blogger who infiltrates leftie protests to take photos so she* can artfully mock them on Zombietime, is just as outraged at NSA surveillance as any leftie. This is a good thing. Hands across the water. We need more of this. Being outraged at the NSA isn’t a partisan issue. (I enjoy Zombietime even as I disagree with her politics. Her putdowns and skewering can be quite funny. And yes, the left can indeed at times act idiotically.) Here’s Zombie on the NSA:
To: doesn’t_matter@you’ll_read_this_regardless_of_the_address.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear NSA,
Constitution Allah Ackbar Tea Party bomb abortion patriot gun IRS Islam dog whistle Obama prayer tax surveillance.
There. Now that I’ve gotten your attention, can we have a chat?
If you have any pull with the American Psychiatric Association, could you please recommend to them that the psychological state formerly known as “paranoia” should be no longer defined as a mental illness? Asylums all across the country are filled with people whose only neurosis is the vague feeling that they are being spied on or followed by unseen powerful enemies. But now we know that everyone is being spied on every time they pick up the phone, buy something, use the Internet, or walk around in public — so it turns out that these “paranoid” patients aren’t delusional after all. It seems rather unfair to lock us them up and classify us them as crazy if our vague feelings of being stalked by the government turned out to be true.
* Zombie is anonymous,. However, given the tone and content of the comments on Zombietime, I’m guessing zombie is female.