Blogger Zombie has written up a thoughtful (and hilarious) letter to the NSA employees diligently monitoring his emails, phone, credit cards, etc.
It’s definitely worth a read — here’s a sample:
If you have any pull with the American Psychiatric Association, could you please recommend to them that the psychological state formerly known as “paranoia” should be no longer defined as a mental illness? Asylums all across the country are filled with people whose only neurosis is the vague feeling that they are being spied on or followed by unseen powerful enemies. But now we know that everyone is being spied on every time they pick up the phone, buy something, use the Internet, or walk around in public — so it turns out that these “paranoid” patients aren’t delusional after all. It seems rather unfair to lock
usthem up and classify usthem as crazy if our vague feelings of being stalked by the government turned out to be true.