“these pornoscanner wagons look like regular vans and will cruise America’s streets, peering through the cars and clothes of anyone in range of its mighty isotope-cannon,” writes Cory Doctorow.
“The American government is collecting and storing virtually every phone call, purchase, email, text message, Internet search and social media communication, as well as health information, employment history [and] travel and student records.”
“I don’t think [the government] is filtering it,” Binney said in reference to all this amassed information. “They’re just storing it. So if they want to target you, they would go into that database and pull out your data.”
“No one is excluded,” Binney insisted. “This can happen to anyone.”
The Chinese people are so crippled by fear of their police state that in September a toddler was run over twice by automobiles and lay bleeding in the street, still alive, yet not a single passerby intervened. The infant later died as a result of this apathy.
“In a country where the rule of law doesn’t exist, human-rights activists mysteriously disappear, and the power of the corrupt ruling Communist Party is limitless.”
“That these surreal proposals should even be contemplated shows how far beyond Orwell’s worst fears we have traveled.”
“The Stasi secret police wished they had the surveillance capacity our government now has,” said Hancock. “The question isn’t whether they’d make use of it. Of course they would. The feds are able to monitor everything we say, and since they can, they’re doing it.”
“Obama promised his supporters that there were going to be less civil rights violations and more transparency, but these promises have been violated. When seeing TSA agents inside airports, I ask, how the heck did they [the government] get us to accept this? They did it through indoctrination and incremental conditioning. The king has now gotten inside people’s minds.”
“We can all agree that what’s happening is wrong. We need a real revolution between the ears. If you read the Declaration of Independence, it lets you recognize when the government is doing the wrong thing.”
“The government’s efforts and attitudes toward the individual will be their greatest downfall,” he said.