[cryptome] Re: Microsoft and the NSA

  • From: Jeremy Compton <comptojere@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:32:42 +0000

No, l am asking a straight up question to one who has a politics degree from a 
reputable university :)

Are you a Marxist by that response :)
From: cryptome-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [cryptome-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] on behalf 
of professor rat [pro2rat@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Saturday, 20 July 2013 9:30 p.m.
To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [cryptome] Re: Microsoft and the NSA

Pessimism is a counter-revolutionary attitude today. Read the Cyphernomicon and 
Assassination Politics. Crypto-anarchy is getting bigger every year.

From: Peter Presland <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, 19 July 2013 10:58 PM
Subject: [cryptome] Re: Microsoft and the NSA

On 19/07/2013 13:02, Gary Wallin wrote:
> On 7/18/2013 7:59 PM, John Young wrote:
>> ...its greatest enemy is its hyper-paranoia.
>> National security is not about protecting the nation, its aim
>> is to generate fear of its inevitable failure.
> John, perhaps you are too pessimistic.....

I think John has it pretty well nailed with that comment.

Agreed, 'human nature' is the core issue but.... here's the way I see
it: unless ways can be found to reverse the historic correlation between
the acquisition and retention/perpetuation of power, then humanity
itself has no future other than existence in variations on the dystopian
visions of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley - and I see precious little
sign of progress towards such an existence being halted, let alone
reversed - quite the opposite in fact.

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