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View Diary: The Ghost of J. Edgar Hoover and the Internet (14 comments)

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  •  My honest assessment? (3+ / 0-)
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    Richard Lyon, chuckvw, CroneWit

    The powers that be will wait until this goes away and resume their drive to end privacy as we know it

    They are are nothing if not patient and the American public is particularly easy to manipulate by waiting the public out

    Most people don't even know this debate is going on much less what's at stake

    •  I honestly think that in a totally (1+ / 0-)
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      CroneWit

      wired world notions and expectations about privacy will have to change. What they don't want is anybody outside the elite having a voice in how that happens.

      •  Although I wouldn't like it personally, I would (3+ / 0-)
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        Richard Lyon, chuckvw, CroneWit

        be less bothered by this if it wasn't anti-democratic

        There was an article recently on i09 about how what started out as a little "l" libertarian effort to have greater freedom for individuals has morphed into one of the most impressive anti-democratic and freedom strong known to man.

        I personally find it insulting that President Obaam was babbling recently about wanting a debate over this issue. The truth is, if there had not been a whistleblowing, we would not have known about it

        So what debate was he recently trying to have with a secret program that he never planned to tell anyone about?

        There is definitely a strong anti-democratic streak to both what's happening in the private sector and in the government

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