I won’t be shutting down my blog because the National Security Agency is downloading it. And I think that my blog is every bit as interesting as the UN’s encrypted video conferencing system.
Truth be told, the US isn’t the only country which downloads the Internet. The Russians do it too. And to my Russian friends, I can only suggest that they might learn something if they read it. Most Russians think a lot like Americans, share a similar sense of humor and are bewildered by the British concept of a joke — as are many Americans. I don’t know whether or not the British download the Internet. Now that they are sharia friendly, they may not be allowed to download porn, which means that the Rule 5 blogs are free from British scrutiny (but not Russian — Russians love porn). Yes the NSA downloads porn, but since porn on USGOV computers is forbidden (not the case in Russia), they need to classify the downloads: TS/NF/WN/ORCON/LIMDIS — or something to that effect so that the public won’t know that every smutty picture and video is captured for all time in a vault in their facility in Utah.
One day in the dim and distant future when it’s all declassified and historians paw through the collection, descendants of porn stars (professional and amateur) will have the opportunity to see what great grandma and grandpa looked like ‘in action’… thanks to the National Security Agency’s efforts to preserve the Internet.
From that perspective, a little gratitude toward NSA may be in order.