We are ALL Dr. Babooner
Dear Dr. Babooner,
I’m just as upset as I can be at the thought that my government continues to collect raw data about my phone calls without my permission, and just between you and me I want it to stop immediately.
Some say most Americans don’t understand the difference between tracking metadata around phone calls and “listening in” to what is said in the conversations.
They say I’m confused over this issue. In the parlance of today’s youth, they call me “all messed up.”
But how would they know how “messed up” I am unless they were listening to my phone calls?
That’s where you’d find sure evidence – the wrong numbers I dial, the incoherent messages I leave, my pointless rants, my misdirected anger, my smothering over-involvement in other people’s lives, and my creepy drunken midnight calls that dissolve into soft whispers and sobbing.
So oh yes, I’m sure they’re listening.
If they don’t stop collecting this data soon, they should at least have a relationship expert or a voice analyst listen very closely to that short conversation I had last Thursday with Carol. I think she still has feelings for me, not because of anything she said, but more in the tone of her voice.
Why won’t the NSA confirm it? I know they have the technology!
I told B. Reft he is a good citizen for caring so passionately about this surveillance issue, but he should stop drawing conclusions from scanning the headlines only and take the extra time to read the entire article. And anyone who needs the help of an NSA voice analyst to keep love alive would be better off looking for a new relationship.
But that’s just one opinion. What do YOU think, Dr. Babooner?