Vault7 Drops, America Yawns

by William Skink

Where is the outrage over the Vault7 disclosure from Wikileaks? Where are the protests? The social media posts? The online petitions to defund the CIA?

Here are some things that seem to have generated more outrage: Kellyanne Conway putting her feet on the couch; Ryan Zinke riding a horse to work; any contact with any Russian official by any person associated with the Trump regime.

I find it truly disturbing that we can learn about the capacity of the CIA to turn televisions and phones into spy devices, and the response seems to be a collective meh.

Maybe outrage is a finite emotion, and people’s outrage reserves have been depleted thanks to the anti-Trump hysteria. I don’t know how else to explain it without openly wondering whether people’s brains have been so spin-washed they can no longer think clearly about what actually poses a threat to that American democracy they still think exists.

Well, it doesn’t. But I guess that’s not enough to inspire outrage anymore. Let’s just wait for the next tweet from Trump because that will surely get the outrage juices flowing.


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5 Responses to Vault7 Drops, America Yawns

  1. Steve W says:

    Yeah, where the hell were the Greens today on this issue! They certainly weren’t marching in the streets and neither were the WOBS nor the lefty bloggers association.

    Why doesn’t someone do something????? What’s wrong with all those inactive non-annoying poets?

    • who are you calling inactive? my day job is helping people. if you want to do some volunteer work, I could point you in the right direction.

    • 01stevekelly says:

      Now, that’s the kind of motivation we need. Another circular firing squad. Vault7 is more of the same: govenment purposefully leaking information people already know. The post-9/11, surveillance-militarization-police state is a well-establilshed reality for many. Welcome aboard. Another march? I don’t think so.

  2. Big Swede says:

    Not necessarily a fan of Tom Tomorrow but I agree with him on this one.

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