[ExI] Looking back at Heinlein's Future History - coming true before our eyes.

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 06:53:09 UTC 2019

 "I began to sense faintly that secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not
force, but secrecy ... censorship. When any government, or any church for
that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read,
this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is
tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force
is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no
amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not
the rack, not fission bombs, not anything -- you can't conquer a free man;
the most you can do is kill him." (If This Goes On-- Chapter 6)

How far will things go?

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