Tuesday, 6 January 2009

The 'ugly future' of the scientific dictatorship

"The tendency of the state to seek ever more powers of surveillance over its citizens may be driven by protective zeal. But the notion of total security is a paranoid fantasy which would destroy everything that makes living worthwhile. We must avoid surrendering our freedom as autonomous human beings to such an ugly future. We should make judgments that are compatible with our status as free people.

This database would be an unimaginable hell-house of personal private information. It would be a complete readout of every citizen's life in the most intimate and demeaning detail. No government of any colour is to be trusted with such a roadmap to our souls"

Sir Keith McDonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions, commenting on the UK regime's planned ├╝ber-database, which will be run by a private corporation at an estimated cost of

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