posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:27 AM
reply to post by Majestic RNA
I also like how in the first article he says "National borders, and national legislation, are absolutely irrelevant." That's another thing I've
I really think the solution to spies trying to overthrow a nation is and has always been individualism. The kind of society built in America before
the 20th century, where people are dependent on their neighbors rather than on a vast government apparatus. When this is the case, tyranny cannot
touch us because it has no way of exerting control; foreign powers cannot touch us because our society is not so dependent upon a single point of
failure (the government).
Instead, in our paranoia we build this vast apparatus to "protect" us, except once the counter-intel apparatus is in place all that's necessary to
establish absolute Orwellian tyranny is for the wrong people to get their hands on it. We defend ourselves against the threat of espionage-caused
tyranny by building the exact structures they need to establish that tyranny.
In this vein, le Carré's quote "It has been a way of manipulating us, it has been a way of giving police excessive powers, which they then misuse"
I didn't know the guy used to work for British intelligence. Perhaps that explains why the only book of his I've read, The Spy Who Came In From
, is the best spy story I've ever read or watched.