I think this comic is absolutely brilliant.
© Zach Weinersmith
The only thing I would add is the thing that in some ways scares me the most: that our spying agencies seem to actually believe their own PR. They believe that by breaking the law and spying on US citizens that they are protecting us. They believe that they are the “good guys” when they assassinate people. They think it is necessary to stage false flag operations in order to start wars to keep the oil flowing. They think Edward Snowden and people like him deserve to be killed without trial.