Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy
Tagged big brother, big sis, Constitution, dept of homeland stupidity, dhs, domestic surveillance, human rights, napolitano, obama, police state, Privacy, tsa, WalMart
By Chris Hedges
The two greatest visions of a future dystopia were George Orwell’s “1984” and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.” The debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was who was right. Would we be, as Orwell wrote, dominated by a repressive surveillance and security state that used crude and violent forms of control? Or would we be, as Huxley envisioned, entranced by entertainment and spectacle, captivated by technology and seduced by profligate consumption to embrace our own oppression? It turns out Orwell and Huxley were both right. Huxley saw the first stage of our enslavement. Orwell saw the second.
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, Censorship, Constitution, Economy Economics, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged 1984, aldous huxley, big brother, bradley manning, brave new world, chris hedges, corporate america, corporate fascism, Corporations, democracy, dystopia, george orwell, Government, Healthcare, history, internet, literature, military, money, obama, prison, Privacy
By Mike Masnick
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, we had a post detailing why greater surveillance wouldn’t have helped prevent the attacks. The data was all there, it just wasn’t put together. And yet, in the time since then, the government has, in fact, continually focused on gathering more surveillance (warrantless wiretaps, anyone?), rather than on making better use of the data that is there.
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy, Resistance
Tagged Abdulmutallab, big brother, crotch bomber, data retention, domestic surveillance, liberty, safety, security, terror watch list