What disgusts me, even more than this dickwad's insane megalomaniacal delusional compulsion to "collect it all" and sell it with this ridiculous taxpayer funded ugliness, is that it actually works. I mean, we didn't elect this guy but we did elect the douchebags that clearly get impressed by stupidity like this. Truly a culture in decline... I give it 10 years at the outside before it all comes crashing down around us.
I was watching this old CIA spook, Ray McGovern, and Chalmers Johnson (of "Blowback" fame), today on netflix and they were both discussing the breakdown that is ongoing in our society. McGovern traced it to Reagan -- this was when the CIA became utterly political in nature and no longer "told it like it is". As we know the CIA was a disaster since it inception given that only 5 years into its existence it took town the elected president of Iran who made the foolhardy attempt to claim that Iran owns the oil in its fields. Look how well that worked out.
Chalmers Johnson makes the very valid point that our democracy is over and there is really no way to get it back. This NSA insanity we've been learning about over the past several months is all the proof we need: the picture is of an out of control spying apparatus that is utterly careless of the constitution. And yet nothing is changing. Sure a bill might be passed that supposedly limits their power but do any of us actually believe it will stop any of this insanity? This nation is running on fumes, its just a matter of timing as to when it all collapses.