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Response to Leopolds Ghost (Reply #4)
Fri Sep 20, 2013, 04:25 PM
Octafish (37,188 posts)
6. Not your fault, Leopolds Ghost...
...Please keep posting and fighting the good fight. Lots of DUers love to read and are interested in adding to what we need to know. Truth: It's what Democracy craves.
Regarding the National Security Agency and its ability to eavesdrop on all communication (before the World Wide Web made it easy):
“That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would 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 this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community 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 capability that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see 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.”
'Those of us who had worked for the Kennedy election were tolerated in the government for that reason and had a say, but foreign policy was still with the Council on Foreign Relations people.' -- J.K. Galbraith
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