Sound Destruction

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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does anyone really believe that the illegal taps end at phone taps?

don't you think that all our e-mails and computer correspondence are being watched too?

not to mention what we download, what we upload, what we watch, what we hear, what we read, what we buy, what we throw away, what we keep, where we go, where we stay, how long we stay, who we see, how long we see them, who we talk shit about, who we praise, who we don't praise.

was orwell only 20 years off?


Blogger nedhead said...

As scary as the concept seems, I don't ever think it will come to fruition. Call me a rosy cheeked optimist, but our government just doesn't have the resources to police the population in an Orwellian manner. And, the people will not take it. Oh, sure, some of our rights are being eroded, and more may be affected, but in the end, we are a free society, and will continue to be so.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

I believe nedhead might be right...for the present. But technology will eventually prevail, the erosion will continue at a pace that few take notice of, and eventually you're up the creek without the proverbial paddle.

See, the problem isn't that the government is taking rights away, it's that we let them. You can't make someone a slave if they enter the condition voluntarily.

I've always believed that Orwell said more about the nature of the citizens than the nature of the government and I still believe that.

12:19 PM  
Blogger AP3 said...

Yes, it's really scary to me. I don't like the fact that everything is electronic and can be traced. The government might not have the resources to spy on everyone 24/7 all at once... but they could spy on any one of us 24/7 if they wanted to!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

It is a disturbing thought. That said...

Goodevening FBI!

9:28 PM  
Blogger SheaNC said...

being a volatile political blogger, I think about it a lot. It is troubling, and I try to convince myself to be prepared for any eventuality.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Zendo Deb said...

You forgot about Eschalon and Carnivore delpoyed by the Clinton administration?

1:54 AM  

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