Are we leaving because we have to? No. Although in my college days I had the uncanny knack of getting my picture in the newspaper every time I attended a protest rally, I do not really think I'm being watched.
I do sometimes wonder if Allan is on some kind of watch list, given his 9/11 research. If he is... No fair! I want on it, too! (Who was it that was always annoyed he didn't make Nixon's Enemy List?)
I've always had activist friends who wouldn't mention certain subjects on the phone and such. I always thought, Don't flatter yourself. I don't think the government gives a poop about me one way or the other.
I do, however, keep this wonderful cartoon prominently displayed near my monitor.