Wednesday, September 28, 2011

i guess that answers that question

from the economist

has the country changed? i think the answer is obviously yes. it becomes more and more of an authoritarian state with each passing thought that bounces around inside the heads of those in power. each time in the name of preventing bad things, but ultimately adding poorly thought out prevention, often with no hope of actually being useful.

but as long as the halls of power can keep people focused on the scary terrorists they can grab up more and more power without being noticed by enough people to make a difference.