29 December 2007

poster from the infamous Stefan Landsberger

“Our most basic civil liberty is the right to be kept alive and I agree with the President that we must use every tool at our disposal to keep America safe.”

“For a starving man, which should he choose bread or ballot, if he is supposed to choose only one? The ballot is of course important. But he must feed himself with the bread before he can cast a ballot.”

UPDATE: Privacy International ranks the U.S. an “endemic surveillance society”, same as China. One question about their map though: can you see Vietnam?

UPDATE 2: Fellow traveler terrorist-lover Jamie of Blood and Treasure, situated in fellow “endemic surveillance society” the U.K, tells us not to forget Chairman Rudy. Rudy’s admonition that “Freedom is about authority” has a nice Orwellian ring, but doesn’t quite evoke “Asian Values” which is what Chairman Mitt got me thinking about.

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