Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Thought Police

FBI Director Robert Mueller said his idea of monitoring the internet:

"Balances on one hand, the privacy rights of the individual who are receiving the information, but on the other hand, given the technology, the necessity of having some omnibus search capability utilizing filters that would identify the illegal activity as it comes through and give us the ability to preempt that illegal activity where it comes through a choke point."

preempt illegal activity... They did this in a movie once, right?

This is an impossible task. All Mueller's proposal accomplishes is a demonstration of the government's fear. Not long ago they had total control over the media, and consequently, the people. The internet as become the great equalizer which has spread too far and too wide to be controlled by a single person or agency. The more people who use it constructively, the closer we get to taking back what is rightfully ours.

So FBI... consider yourself on notice.

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