Since I've been writing about German history during the Nazi era off and on for some months, it seems only right to amplify a contemporary German opinion about the NSA spying program being revealed by the Guardian UK by way of Edward Snowden. (The U.S. military has blocked its computers from reaching that site, but you still can read it.)
Here's Malte Spitz, a leading Green Party politician and candidate for office:
The rest of this opinion piece tells of Spitz' experiment with acquiring his own phone metadata and showing what an open book it made his doings over a six month period.
Loss of trust is apparently appropriate. Unless the government comes clean, political leaders can only expect to be disbelieved.
The Coming of the Third Reich
The Third Reich in Power
The Third Reich at War