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  •  Yup (6+ / 0-)

    The electronic surveillance is just an extension of street surveillance, and the abuses happening on the street will occur off the street, too. We need to stop all aspects of the surveillance state.

    •  the don't do dot connecting - it's too CT... (4+ / 0-)

      they should do it though, it would help them greatly i think....

      The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. ~George Orwell

      by poligirl on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 10:28:44 AM PDT

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      •  They don't want to (5+ / 0-)

        it shatters the narrative they have accepted as reality. In order to support Obama's ideology, agenda and policy you have to accept the back-stories as reality. Even when it is the same false irrational narrative that the Bushies sold us after 9/11. You also have to believe that the president is a powerless victim of the evil Republicans even though this administration has expanded and embraced the same agenda and policy as the way forward. 'Victories for compromise'. Double think is the only way you can refute what your lying eyes see.

        The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism'  by Emmanuel Goldstein
        http://en.wikipedia.org/...

        doublethink allows simultaneously holding and believing contradictory thoughts without noticing the contradiction, to wit:
        “     . . . but by the exercise of doublethink he also satisfies himself that reality is not violated . . . To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies – all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink.    
        . . . The prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity".
           

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