I was born alone. I will die alone. Between these events, I am condemned to be watched. I am not patriotic; the country which claims ownership of my mental and physical existance is a pile of crap, both historically and presently. I am left to shed tears when an innocent is slaughtered or when a child falls victim to a disease, preventable or not. I may not even mate without comment or judgment. If I had my life to live again, I would likely auction it on eBay so that someone else could use it better. I cannot send an email without it being analysed, filtered, recorded, and possibly actioned. I cannot look for a car without fear of being harrassed by targeted advertising. I cannot express an opinion regarding vivisection with starting a file, somewhere. My credit worthiness is based more on my value dead than alive. But I have not complained, so I have been deemed compliant. I will vote because I am supposed to, even though I have no use for "leaders" except for me to abrogate my responsibilities and just follow. I will vote the traditional way - with whosoever spends the most. I will vote for the Patriot Act, the RIP Act, or anyone who uses 9/11 to enable them to do what they always wanted - to watch over me, because I can't be allowed to do that for myself. I will go to the post office and apply for a license to father a child. I will pay the appropriate fee for being right-handed if that means Al Quadia will stop selling magazines on the New York subway. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression. Like Tom Robinson sang, "Sing If You're Happy That Way". Just don't EVER say to me, "I've got nothing to hide, so why object to being under surveillance". Sick of it, me.