Recent revelations of wholesale, systemic phone tapping by the USA and by police and spook agencies in Australia could be the camel that broke the elephant in the room’s back. Graham Macafee warns that self-censorship in these surveilled times is one of our greatest threats.
Beware: we’re on track to lose liberty
By Graham Macafee, CLA member
With the CIA and other US spy agencies vetting Facebook and other social media and e-mail networks (around the globe) for anti American sentiments, it may be good idea to tone down your comments or Big Brother may do it for you.
Welcome to the wonderful world of terrified self-censorship: Tyranny of the people, by the people, for the people.
As Benjamin Franklin said: “Those who would sacrifice a little liberty for a little security deserve neither and will lose both.”
Fleeing to Australia won’t help. Our spies are part of America’s global conspiracy.
Future historians may refer to this era as: “Several centuries of self determination with an eternity of autocracy before and after the Western democracy interlude.”
What to do? Buy a torch and lots of batteries. Print this post so you can read it under the bed (by torch-light) then securely trash this e-mail.
Why? The next step after self-censorship is Big Brother censors posts like this. Your rare paper copy of defiance may be worth big bucks on E-Bay in years to come.
Capitalism and tyranny are not incompatible. China is making a huge success of both.