back to top
Community

5 Reasons NSA Is Not All That Evil, Actually

There's been a lot of ink spilled over the National Security Agency's efforts to safeguard the nation. But how 'out of control' is it, really?

Posted on

1. This is Sgt. Jerry Wooters, who is played by Ryan Gosling and based on a real person during a real period of real American history--namely, the 1940s and 1950s.

Sure, a movie, based on real events that really happened. Law enforcement agencies--and the military--have been pushing the boundaries ever since.
Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

Sure, a movie, based on real events that really happened. Law enforcement agencies--and the military--have been pushing the boundaries ever since.

2. But Rob, that's a MOVIE.

Yes, yes it is. A movie about a special unit with law enforcement ties, with a special mandate, specialized skills, specialized capabilities and leadership with the requisite amount of political cachet to do whatever is required to deliver. Sound familiar?

Yes, yes it is. A movie about a special unit with law enforcement ties, with a special mandate, specialized skills, specialized capabilities and leadership with the requisite amount of political cachet to do whatever is required to deliver. Sound familiar?

3. Wait, the military? Egads! But I thought this was all new! NSA! 9/11! Imperialism!

Um, no.

Um, no.

4. Well, I want NSA disbanded! The intelligence community shouldn't be datamining, stockpiling, spying or being proactive for any reason! Stop this spying madness immediately!

Fine. We'll call it Special Operations Collaborative Center. Happy now?

Fine. We'll call it Special Operations Collaborative Center. Happy now?

5. NSA is hurting economic competitiveness! They HURT US ABROAD!

Huh. Did anyone tell...them? Okay then.

Huh. Did anyone tell...them?

Okay then.

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!