Originally posted by gnosticagnostic
reply to post by winterkill
ok there are a few threads on this with that video too... I don't care if the government wants to watch me have sex or whatever pervert is getting his
kicks over there ( have a fit...!! I say) honestly, what are they going to do.. put me to death?
But more likely, they learned a lot from the totalitarian states of the past. It's hard for a state to just summarily execute dissidents even when
they have absolute power without it eventually causing a stink and threatening their grip on power.
Mass executions were never the biggest threat even though they have happened. The biggest threat is that they will create new mental disorders for
certain kinds of political dissidents and will use this to "disappear" people in broad daylight. You likely have seen how the general public responds
to "conspiracy theorists". They have successfully built the illusion that anyone who asks questions or seems a little paranoid is a complete nut. And
I have suspected they will use psychology next time. The "concentration camps" will not look like camps. They will look more like hospitals or
Things usually don't get really bad in totalitarian surveillance societies until the state has the majority so under it's influence that they
actually start to turn on dissidents and see them as criminals even if they aren't doing anything but talking. If your neighbors and family see you
as a criminal because you dared to criticize the government or something, they can arrest you and it will be as legitimate as it would have been in
the past if they arrested you for bank robbery.
edit on 8-12-2012 by BrianFlanders because: (no reason given)