…let this happen – ever!
In a remarkable quote that makes points covered by some of my prior writings, this says it all:
“The tendency of the state to seek ever more powers of surveillance over its citizens may be driven by protective zeal. But the notion of total security is a paranoid fantasy which would destroy everything that makes living worthwhile. We must avoid surrendering our freedom as autonomous human beings to such an ugly future. We should make judgments that are compatible with our status as free people.”
– Sir Ken Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions (UK)
© The Guardian, 31st December 2008
Fight back club: Just don’t let it happen. It really is that simple.
Update: This lot agree too.