Re: So there are some hypocrites
"Including those who, for example, lambast others for hiding their identities while doing precisely the same themselves --"
There is a difference between a shared identity, which is effectively no identity and a pseudonym.
His name has a list of posts he's put his name to and you can establish an idea of their character.
Just as I can look up yours and find out what sort of ideas you express with your posts.
If you really think the NSA are doing a good job what are you afraid of?
Isn't that the usual excuse people have for warantless mass surveillance ?
Now why don't you go away and have a go at constructing a proper argument and come back with it.