Little creatures who scurry about. Whose existence is seemingly nothing more than to pester other living creatures. A wave of the hand, a whirling of the wind, anything at all, and these little flying nothings become excited and depart. That is what many bloggers are. Gnats. All that Leviathan has to do is feign a swat and all of the brave little gnats disappear. Nowhere to be found.
The Federal Government of the United States of America knows this, and when it is suitable, simply scatters the pesky little buggers. They sometimes abuse their authority, as given by the people, to listen to all of the chatter of the gnats. They do so in the name of security. Whose security? Theirs. Knowing that, like the Wizard of Oz, they have no real power to intimidate citizens, doesn’t matter. They don’t need it. After all, they are dealing with gnats. Gnats, who in the minds of Federal Agents, are not real people or real men. Can you fault them for having a little fun? They always get what they want. Gnats are predictable.
And the blogs go silent.
Meanwhile, the gnats (whose little bodies are too small to contain guts) are MIA. Scared of nothing.
And the blogs remain silent.