No More NCIS For Me

Well, Tuesday nights are about to change for me. After last week’s propaganda on NCIS, I quit. I’ve been watching this show for years and the new one, NCIS:LA, from the beginning. There have been a few times that I’ve wondered if those NCIS shows are a vehicle for government propaganda. Now I suspect that I was right.

The new character who is there to replace Ziva, and who seems to be a very interesting character, is from the NSA. You know the NSA. That’s the National Security Agency, the people who are freaking out the whole world with their spying. The new character said to another character, Abby, who had a low opinion of the new lady and her association with such a despicable organization, that at the NSA they don’t just sit around listening to people’s phone calls. She said they have to get a warrant. Yeah, right. A warrant from FISA court where they get pretty much whatever they want.

This may have satisfied Abby, who is only a character on a TV show, but I’m not satisfied. Real people who see this show promote things that are not in the best interest of U.S. citizens and our Constitution won’t like it. Surely, I’m not the only person who has seen this?

By the way, if they are recording your phone calls you will hear some clicks. At least on a land line phone you will. I don’t have a cell so I don’t know about those. If you want to see how it works, try discussing history or chemistry with someone. Talk about things like the Kennedy assassination, the Bay of Pigs, the Cold War, missiles and such things that set off their little roaming bot-like thingys. I’ve had it happen twice.

Yep, Tuesday evenings will be different, and I know I will miss the characters. It’s funny, but when it’s rerun season and I’m not watching, I do miss them. Oh, well. I’d rather not have my entertainment laced with propaganda, thank you. I wonder, in those polls that rate congress as compared to things such as hemorrhoids (congress is rated lower), where the NSA rates?

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4 comments on “No More NCIS For Me

  1. ambi says:

    Sorry, Diane. I have to disagree with you on this one. (What bot-like thingy did you experience?) I think it’s necessary for ordinary, law-abiding citizens (and even those who bend the law a little bit) to understand that our privacy rights are largely protected, and that the gov’t is not interested in the likes of us. In an age where an entire country is rising up against itself due to ignorant, uninformed and misinformed alarmists and haters filling the internet with conspiracy theories, I found the conversation between the new character and Abby somewhat comforting. I don’t think it was propaganda. I think it was a good writer taking an opportunity to placate the masses. No one is listening in on your conversations, and if they should stumble upon you while searching for a terrorist, they’ll only be annoyed–not interested–unless you have something really huge to hide…which I seriously doubt.

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  2. thinkactlive says:

    Hey ambi, I’m glad whatever problem you were having commenting here is fixed. It’s good to hear from you. :>}

    The thing I experienced was a few clicks on the line. This has only happened a couple of times and only when I was discussing things that are said to set off their recording devices. It was also not long after someone that I used to be friends with who had gone from libertarian to anarchist had been contacted by someone from another country who wanted to get this person involved in some bad activity. So, maybe my former friend’s associates were all being checked out. I’ll have to try it again and see what happens.

    Um, as far as conspiracy theories, it’s hard to trust a government that has been lying to us for decades about things. And then comes Edward Snowden and Wikileaks, too, blowing the lid off everybody. I guess we just have a difference of opinion about it and I’m OK with that. :>}

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  3. Anonymous says:

    You guys do know this program is sponsored by Lockheed Martin? The links to the industrial complex are not hidden. It says it in the credits.

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