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South Park Premiere Takes On the NSA: ‘The Government Won’t Respect My Privacy’

South Park returns for its 17th season tonight on Comedy Central, and as always, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are tackling current events in a way only they can. Tonight’s episode finds Cartman fighting back against the National Security Agency’s spying programs by voluntarily releasing everything there is to know about himself on the internet.

In a preview clip of the episode, Cartman uses a new social media platform called “Shitter” that broadcasts his thoughts directly to the internet so he doesn’t have to worry about the NSA tapping into his smartphone or computer. “Don’t know if you’ve heard, but the government is actually able to monitor all of our email and Twitter accounts,” Cartman tells his fellow 4th graders. “With Shitter I don’t even need a cellphone. My thoughts are sent directly to the internet.”

“You’re OK with everything you think going up on the internet?” the more reasonable-minded Kyle asks him.

“Yeah, because the government won’t respect my privacy,” Cartman responds. As for who else besides Cartman is on Shitter, you’ll have to watch the video below.

And judging by a teaser promo the show put out last week, we can expect upcoming episodes to tackle the George Zimmerman trial, gay marriage, Miley Cyrus and a lot more.

Watch video below, via Comedy Central:

[photo via screengrab]

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