“But we’ve always been at war with Eurasia” and other truths…

“Always [Big Brother’s] eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or outdoors, in the bath or in bed — no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.”


I recently came across this video clip at Terry’s blog “Message in a Matrix“.  Terry’s a good comrade from the UK, so for all you progressives here in Canada interested in some excellent video selections and commentary from a British perspective, I strongly recommend a visit to his blog.

This clip in particular I felt was haunting especially when paired up with the New York Times’ excellent article (that’s right, I actually praised the New York Times) “City Police Spied Broadly Before G.O.P. Convention.”

In the NY Times piece, it is noted that NYPD (in concert with other US thoughtpolice agencies) spent a year spying on people who were planning to demonstrate against George W. Bush at the Republican convention.  But the real kicker is that they monitored people from across the US as well as Canada and Europe; they shared their intelligence on people who had broken no laws with various other law enforcement agencies; and had such detailed intelligence that they knew of mundane details such as the nature of the performance to be given by a small group of musicians called “Bands against Bush” including how they were planning on getting their political messages out in between musical sets.

Read that NY Times article, then watch this video and then tell me that America has not become a police state.

6 Responses to ““But we’ve always been at war with Eurasia” and other truths…”

  1. 1 Terry 27 March, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for the commendation! I think that’s my first review!

    After I posted this i oontinued doing a little research on the subject and I came across two very interesting and frightening documents. They’re both reports by the European Parliament and STOA (Scientific & Technological Options Assessment). The first is called ‘An Appraisal of Technologies of political Control’ and it details new enforcemnt techniques and technologies. In reality, the repressive state apparatus of the ‘New World’. Read it here:


    The second is called ‘Development of Surveillance Technology and Risk of Abuse of Economic Freedom’ and this one reviews developments in surveillance and information control. Read this here:


    Be ready.

  2. 2 1loneranger 29 March, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I’ve linked and redirected on my site. I’ll be reading.

  3. 3 Steve Roth 8 April, 2007 at 6:13 am

    What is being done to prosecute the police for assault?

  4. 4 paulitics 8 April, 2007 at 8:13 am

    I don’t know anything about the aftermath of the Portland protests. I know that there was a big legal matter over the Seattle protests, but that’s it.

  5. 5 Idetrorce 15 December, 2007 at 8:26 am

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  1. 1 to demonstrate or not to demonstrate « 1LONERANGER Trackback on 29 March, 2007 at 12:57 pm

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