[cryptome] Re: Microsoft and the NSA

  • From: nativebuddha <nativebuddha@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:31:37 -0400

On Jul 19, 2013, at 9:04 AM, John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> .
> Corrpution of insufficiently-checked power is well documented
> in historical studies of the rise and fall of powerful states. Secrecy
> is essential to preventing democracy.

Seepage, transparency and openings are also natural and inevitable  in any 
social system that utilizes secrecy (see G Simmel)--democracy or no democracy. 

And if you want more transparency, find a market for it. Guaranteed many of 
those NSA et al analysts will join up if the money's good cause a lot of em 
aren't even thinking about the glories of national security. Whopper pay checks 
produce allegiance.

And, really, it's a duck dynasty mentality anyway--spooks are mostly kooks 
wanting to hunt, to eat snow cones, and to say a prayer at the end of the day 
thanking The Lord for their meal. They's pretty simple folk at the end of the 
day, which is part of the problem.

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