[ExI] Declaration of subservience

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Jun 15 17:52:57 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 4:15 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> Courtesy of the UK's Daily Mail tabloid, may I present Mr. Snowden's
> paramour, one Ms. Lindsay Mills:
> Yes, that is a copy of Ray Kurzweil's "The Singularity Is Near"

### This could imply something like 2 degrees of separation between me
and a major enemy of the USG. And only a couple of years ago it
transpired that another enemy, Julian Assange, frequented this same

To the powerful supervisors who may direct their esteemed attention to
our list, let it be known that I abjectly grovel in their presence,
and do not pose any danger to their ascendant power.

Please don't be mad at me for the crimethink that fills my mind. It
will never lead to action, I promise.

Now, for a silver lining in the NSA-Cloud:

Back in the day, given crappy intelligence-gathering methods, the
Gestapo, and the KGB tended to cast rather wide nets in their effort
to subdue the individuals truly dangerous to their power. Millions of
people ended gassed or frozen in Siberia just so the Generalissimus
could sleep unafraid.

Today, with detailed social graphs and awareness stretching in time
for decades, the USG can direct its attention to the always very small
cadre of real troublemakers, and will most likely leave irrelevant
whiners like us alone. Sure, being a member of this list could make it
impossible to obtain security clearance, or get a job working for them
but at least we are not likely to be dragged off in the night. So
don't worry Spike, you are safe despite your crimethink.


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