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  •  The fact that you continually ignore (0+ / 0-)

    the central motivating comments of this diary - calling Barack Obama "Big Brother" and the USA the "United Stasi of America" - proves beyond all doubt that you're approaching the matter dishonestly.  No one is justifying unlimited domestic spying outside of your imagination / lies.

    The pretense that one has to actually live out every detail of 1984
    How about any detail?  How about the fact that you've obviously never even set foot in a merely authoritarian state, let alone totalitarian one?  How about not responding to every single fucking problem with hysteria and bigotry?
    We have the mechanisms of tyranny in place. Tyranny doesn't spring into being full-blown, it starts with collecting data on the people. As the 20th century has proven time and again.
    That's alternate universe bullshit with no resemblance to 20th century history, and I disposed of it before in Putting Surveillance in Historical Context.  Tyranny has never, ever sprung from preexisting surveillance institutions.  

    Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

    by Troubadour on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 11:26:48 AM PDT

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