Monday, December 8, 2014

Exploration 9

1.) "Rand Paul of CNN even goes as far as saying that a warrant should have to first be issued before spying on individuals every day lives’. This the technology can be used in military, FBI, or other criminal activities, instead of treating the entire general public of the United States of America like they are the liable terrorist or criminal. Even with regulation of domestic drones, how can we be sure that they are always being used for the right reason? It is way too easy for a government employee to spy on the everyday lives’ of American citizens and get away with it. Are we not obedient enough already? Are we so detrimental to everything around us that we need to be kept in constant surveillance at all times? Or is it just a way to slide past the fourth amendment which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause? This kind of behavior from our “Democratic” government is frightening."
 I chose this piece because I am really interested in the topic of the invasion of privacy against the general public of America by the government, and the democratic socialist government it seems that we are headed towards.
2.) For my topic I chose a song to share with the class. The song is performed by a group called Jedi Mind Tricks, which I had never heard of until I came across this song. Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam War Story, is the artists' depiction of the horror that the Vietnam war brought upon the men who were drafted into the war. I think that this is pretty cool because it ties into the novel The Things They Carried, which we read and discussed thought a span of our class time together. I think that the song is very powerful. I didn't post the lyrics on the blog because honestly it uses some pretty vulgar language but i will post the link for the song and lyrics below ....

Genius Annotation 5 Contributors?
Through all the shit he’s been through, he tries to think positive. Thorburn has the mindset that God has taken from him in order to give him something back.
God Take, God Give is the title of a documentary (still in production) about the life of R.A’s father. It also illustrates the notion that God can chaotically take away everything you’ve got, or the opposite with no reason.
Based on Job 1:21 from the Bible.
Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will leave this life. The LORD gives, and the LORD takes away.

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