details plans for the New York Police Department to make it legal to spy on its citizens. The Homeland Protections Bill, and Total Information Awareness, have opened the door to an stunning array of civil rights violations. While a move in this direction has been obviously growing since the attacks, the blatantly Orwellian implications are terrifying.
I am curious to hear what people out there think about the possibility of covert intrusion on public citizenry. Personally, I don't see these moves being slowed unless there is a massive public outcry. Does anyone know state or federal representatives who are in ardent opposition of these moves?
The book, '1984', is clearly an extreme extension of such State disregard for liberty. Taken to its logical conclusion, this type of orientation towards dissent could lead to protest's demise. Seriously, how likely do people think this scenario is? Is this inane paranoia, or is there some real scary crap going down?
It is interesting, of course, to note that the Post article singles out Portland as a beacon of hope when compared to the national trends. Wonder if that has changed at all?
I am looking forward to seeing what people think on the matter.