try respecting the audience's redundant present and Tom will suppose you

try respecting the audience's redundant present and Tom will suppose you

Post by s.. » Wed, 15 Aug 2007 17:55:10



have any privacy left,
    such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations,
    telegrams, it doesn't matter.

    There would be no place to hide.

    If the government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge
    in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence commun-
    ity has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny,
    and there would be no way to fight back, because the most careful effort
    to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how
    privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know.

    Such is the capability of this technology...

    I don't want to see this country ever go across the bridge.

    I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and
    we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this
    technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that
    we never cross over that abyss.

    That is the abyss from which there is no return.

*** end of 'Puzzle Palace' excerpts.

    Wow.

    No recap necessary.

    I'm feeling a bit sick at this point, how about you?

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