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View Diary: Domestic Spying is NOT About Terrorism. It is About Dissent UPDATED (152 comments)

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  •  Stifling dissent is a means (4.00)
    Unfortunately it is not the end.

    The stifling of dissent, along with the murder - or in this case the emasculation - of the educated and the intellectuals, the only ones capable of organized resistance, are the necessary pre-conditions to consolidated totalitarian power.

    I would never have thought this country could plunge into fascism and madness.  But I guess Europe thought the same when they first heard about Jews being made to wear little yellow stars, and the Russians thought the same when the first whisper of gulags began to filter down.

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    by trillian on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 10:13:19 AM PST

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