Yes, I've known this for a very long time, and was guilty of it myself years ago. But the recent events of the Bradley Manning injustice and the Edward Snowden fiasco really brought it home. Well, it was the reactions of so many "patriots" that really brought it home.
It reminds me of a bunch of angry baboons- ruled by their aggressive emotions, and loyal to the troop "leaders" no matter what they are doing. It's really sad. Humans should be smarter than this. We have brains. Use them.
And please don't forget.