In his job interview at the NSA (‘N’ow ‘S’pying on ‘A’mericans), “Good Will Hunting” warned us about corporate greed and the rising Kleptocracy, and everything Matt Damon said back in 1997 applies equally if not more so today. In under three minutes, here’s a big part of what’s wrong with America:
If you can’t view the video, or if he’s talking too fast for you to follow, here’s the transcript:
So, why do you think I should work for the National Security Agency?
Well, you’d be working on the cutting edge. You’d be exposed to the kind of technology that you wouldn’t see anywhere else because we’ve classified it. Super string theory, chaos math, advanced algorithms…
Well, that’s one aspect of what we do.
Oh, com’on, I mean, that is what you do. You guys handle 80 percent of the intelligence workload. You’re seven times the size of the CIA.
We don’t like to brag about that, Will. So, the way I see it, the question isn’t Why SHOULD you work for the NSA? The question is: Why shouldn’t you?
Why shouldn’t I work for the NSA? That’s a tough one. But I’ll take a shot. Say I’m working at the NSA, and somebody puts a code on my desk, somethin’ no one else can break. Maybe I take a shot at it and maybe I break it. And I’m real happy with myself, cus’ I did my job well. But maybe that code was the location of some rebel army in North Africa or the Middle East and once they have that location, they bomb the village where the rebels are hiding… Fifteen hundred people that I never met, never had no problem with get killed. Now the politicians are sayin’, “Oh, Send in the marines to secure the area” cus’ they don’t give a shit. It won’t be their kid over there, gettin’ shot. Just like it wasn’t them when their number got called, cus’ they were off pullin’ a tour in the National Guard. It’ll be some kid from Southie over there takin’ shrapnel in the ass. He comes back to find that the plant he used to work at got exported to the country he just got back from. And the guy who put the shrapnel in his ass got his old job, cus’ he’ll work for fifteen cents a day and no bathroom breaks. Meanwhile he realizes the only reason he was over there in the first place was so that we could install a government that would sell us oil at a good price. And of course the oil companies used the little skirmish over there to scare up domestic oil prices. A cute little ancillary benefit for them but it ain’t helping my buddy at two-fifty a gallon. They’re takin’ their sweet time bringin’ the oil back, of course, maybe even took the liberty of hiring an alcoholic skipper who likes to drink martinis and fuckin’ play slalom with the icebergs, it ain’t too long ’til he hits one, spills the oil and kills all the sea life in the North Atlantic. So now my buddy’s out of work. He can’t afford to drive, so he’s walking to the fuckin’ job interviews, which sucks because the shrapnel in his ass is givin’ him chronic hemorrhoids. And meanwhile he’s starvin’ cus’ every time he tries to get a bite to eat the only blue plate special they’re servin’ is North Atlantic scrod with Quaker State. So what did I think? I’m holdin’ out for somethin’ better. I figure fuck it, while I’m at it why not just shoot my buddy, take his job, give it to his sworn enemy, hike up gas prices, bomb a village, club a baby seal, hit the hash pipe and join the National Guard? I could be elected President.
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