"I'm more frightened by the measures my government has put in place to protect me from a terrorist act than the act itself. Something is wrong here." Jim B, CaliforniaPew finds that, for the first time since 9/11, Americans are now more worried about civil liberties abuses than terrorism. It is even worse than citizens realize because NSA and local level surveillance can use data gathering to manipulate a citizens thoughts to campaign for their agendas: An excuse for all kinds of excesses.
“Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live. Where was the judge he had never seen? Where was the High Court he had never reached? He raised his hands and spread out all his fingers. But the hands of one of the men closed round his throat, just as the other drove the knife deep into his heart and turned it twice.” – Franz Kafka, The Trial
Scroll down and review the videos from many citizens to see how the NSA tactics of abuse, cell phone monitoring, internet provider monitoring, etc. can be used in the data gathering activity to be used to physically, emotionally, and financially control you.