I don’t think there are many Americans who know how much we are all under surveillance or appreciate the significance of it. The link gives a glimpse into our reality.
Something to consider in light of this topic is that every society and civilization develops an autocratic ruling class. This is as natural and as inevitable as the effects of our own DNA.
But where some autocracies become idealistic and courageous, like America’s Founders, others become dysfunctional.
It’s an open question, in my view, which kind of autocracy we are living under and where it is headed.