Gawker noticed that sales of George Orwell's 1984 have skyrocketed on Amazon this week. Which is surprising, because a new Washington Post story says that most Americans don't care about PRISM and the NSA's spying:
A large majority of Americans say the federal government should focus on investigating possible terrorist threats even if personal privacy is compromised, and most support the blanket tracking of telephone records in an effort to uncover terrorist activity, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll.
It's pretty obvious by now that Americans will trade any right for the illusion of security. And why not? We have all sorts of proof that the NSA is making us safer: Look how they deftly dismantled that Boston Marathon bombing plot before anything bad could happen. Thank God we gave them access to our private lives!
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