The writer of this piece, Naomi Wolf of the Guardian, writes in the end it will be local governments which will act against this oh-so-invasive civil libertarian egregious assault of localized drones. She seems to indicate our own doorstep is where our government's war on terror is headed and the only way to protest these actions is to work against it at the state and local level.
IF we have become the United States of Fear Everything then how could Naomi Wolf not fear the essence of what she not only wrote but published?
As for me, I do not, have not ever and WILL not fear my government. Perhaps this is an ontogenic left over from my fourth grade appearance at Flag Day ceremonies where I was given the honor of carrying the flag. The little patriot on that day was very proud and loved her country with unquestioning allegiance. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became an adult, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11. As a solid progressive today I will criticize policy when necessary and sometimes vituperatively but NO ONE is going to make me shake in fear that a knock at the door from the US government in the wee hours of the morning will occur and sweep me away or that a government drone the size of a hornet will take a picture of my smiling face.
Ever vigilant is my motto and until I see otherwise my government is NOT my enemy. It is still, I think, no matter how much critical analysis I levy against it, the freest government I always thought it was!
I post the link here or below for you to make your own assessment.
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Naomi Wolf, Guardian UK
Wolf writes: "Drones on domestic surveillance duties are already deployed by police and corporations. In time, they will likely be weaponized."