Despite the drone-strike collateral and the “out of control” US government surveillance on its own citizens is the TV series 24 already an anachronism in the Obama administration?
By: Ringo Bones
The runaway US government surveillance on ordinary citizens on US soil and the rest of the world has been since de rigueur after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and yet does your average “civil liberties enthusiast” seems to now harbor a feeling of complacency in the new Obama administration? I mean those robotic unmanned aerial drones never ever tortured a Palestinian-American who had since been granted political asylum and had been living in brooking since 1985 – unlike the Dubya Bush era “extraordinary renditions” program that tends to paint a rather broad brush at Americans adhering to the Islamic faith. So is the TV series 24 an anachronism in the current Obama administration?
Criteria used on whether American citizens and us ordinary folks from the rest of the world’s are freer now compared to at the height of the Bush administration’s extraordinary renditions program are rather sketchy at best. As a way of comparison those Roger Moore era James Bond movies – to me at least – seem to be more “anachronistic” in the time when the Berlin Wall fell back in September 1989 in comparison to the season 2 of the TV series 24 during the 2012 US Presidential Elections. But that’s just my opinion.