State surveillance

Daily Pickings has made reference, in the past, to state surveillance, drawing the analogy of mass control of populations in the former Soviet Union - the Orwellian state and thought police.

In the UK, the government is determined to close down dissent through mass surveillance and "authorities" generally are looking to create backdoors into every communication medium, including encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp.

The "threat" these measures are claimed to counteract is statistically insignificant and largely fabricated and facilitated by the very authorities supposed to "keep us safe".

Constraints on our freedom and intrusions into our privacy are legion in this age of surveillance and social media. Germany has closed down freedom of speech.

Freedom of Speech comes to an end in Germany by Martin Armstrong
The most anti-democratic law perhaps ever to pass any western government just passed in the German Bundestag last week. Even the opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) votes to suppress free speech and it is all geared to end criticism of government. This new law obligates the operators of social networks to block off anything that they themselves view “might be” criminal within 24 hours of receipt of the complaint. Other illegal content must be “deleted” or “blocked” within seven days.

Freedom of thought is the essential foundation of human evolution - lose that and we are lost. Freedom to co-create a new reality is essential for human survival.

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