First paragraph: Really? Diehards vs Mindless fools following the Linux takeover by the NSA or other shadowy powers bent on world-domination if you ask me.
In a bunker deep inside a mammoth fort somewhere in Utah:
Hmmm... (evil cackle) how to we infiltrate Linux to make it more breakable and easy to monitor people? We pay Lennert to create a monster that breaks to founding principles of the Linux way...
Not long afterwards: Wow, even we didn't think it would be that easy! The whole lot of sheep have swallowed it hook, line and sinker! (evil laugh)