"if not one word would have surfaced, our little world would have plodded merrily along no one the wiser."
So in other words, you're gnashing your teeth for something that isn't going to effect you or anyone else? Strange...... Then why are so many people acting like they'll be scooped up any minute by the Nazi, Fascist, Commie, Muslim Government?
It seems that a large portion of the population enjoys fearing those things that can't harm them!
first off, you actually have to read what i wrote before you attempt to understand it.
i stated that despite the belly aching and news-making, media hyped reporting, short of open insurrection, the general public will not cause to affect any substantial changes to the way things are being performed by the government, covert or otherwise.
in the representative form we inherited and now endure, our electors are supposed to manage things on our behalf.
problem is, the majority of persons actually running the system are either appointed or hired outright, e.g., are far removed from any voter threat of recall or retribution. they subsist from administration to administration with what i believe is mainly their own self-styled agenda that may or may not have anything to do with what the public's perception of the government's operation is actually like.
when things get out of hand, its nearly impossible to match it back to the hand it got out of.
even now certain congressional members are squeaking about the unaffordable premiums they may be forced to pay requiring them to resign their position in order to get private coverage for their families.
I'm pleased to see that this administration is giving all of its supporters their money's worth, literally. however some i think didn't foresee it to be this expensive.
lastly, what people are fearing is uncertainty and in-assurance from their government which is far worse than the entities you cited.