[extropy-chat] Tyranny in place

Samantha  Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Sep 30 20:43:20 UTC 2006

This is way beyond the usual crap though.  This is taking off the  
gloves and exposing naked tyrannical power over all of us.   Bit by  
bit they have worn us down until now they can come out with something  
this over the top egregious and most of us just say that we can't be  
bothered to do much more than send a bit of email.

This and the pending retroactive ok of the administration's utterly  
illegal wiretaps on anyone and everyone should wake people up if  
anything can still do so.    Perhaps we've seen too much and now only  
seek to keep a low profile and eek out  a decent existence as best we  
can.  While there are things to be said for that we are in deep  
trouble if we all take this approach.  We are basically saying that we  
are not free people anymore, that we recognize it and won't make a  
stink about it and we just hope the powers that be will leave us in  
peace.   Is that how we are willing to live.? Is that what we are  

- samantha

On Sep 29, 2006, at 2:45 PM, Brian Atkins wrote:

> Congress shoves through so many laws (many hidden within lengthy  
> documents) that
> most people pay no attention to it until it directly affects them in  
> everyday
> life. In fact this is a pretty rational response I think often to  
> most of the
> stuff going on in the DC reality distortion field. Then, if the new  
> law is
> annoying enough the public will whinge about it until the law gets  
> revoked,
> modified, struck down by the court systems through challenges, etc.
> If we had to go marching in DC every time they do something stupid,  
> we'd be
> permanently living there.
> -- 
> Brian Atkins
> Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
> http://www.singinst.org/
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