Your calls, emails and texts could soon be monitored by the government under new laws. Is this an acceptable move to protect the UK public against crime and terrorism, as the Home Office suggests. Or do you agree with Big Brother Watch campaign group which calls the move "an absolute attack on privacy online"?
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- I don't find this acceptable - a lot can be done in the name of the good of the majority -but there is a fine line between that and oppression of freedom of speech - and the right to alternative views. If this makes policing of our safety harder - I'm sorry - but some things should be left well alone.Apr 4, 2012
- The question here is: would you rather die as a free human being or live your life as a slave? Rigas Ferraios in his poem Thourion said: ''Better have an hour of free life rather than 40 years of slavery and imprisonment''. Now how many people think that life is so precious that it is worth living even as a slave. That is where every topcat is banking on. Without slaves there won't be masters. That is where we should be banking on. Somebody who never lived your life cannot know and tell you what you need. It goes both for Government and Church. And there I thought that Governments were created to serve the needs of people(They are classed as civil servants not as civil rulers, right?). Silly me believing in unicorns and elvesApr 4, 2012
- Exactly right Morris. Once we start giving up freedoms, no matter how small; They will never stop taking more and more and more.Apr 8, 2012
- How about we wait to destroy peoples basic civil rights until there's actually a REAL threat? Why don't governments spend money on security instead surveillance and monitoring of law abiding citizens?Jun 12, 2012
- Rome tried to be a republic. That didn't last long. It is always the case, some buttholes think that they know better what we need. They keep forgetting or probably do not even understand the concept of morality.
Couple hundred years it was ok to own a slave. Shall I try to guess who owned slaves? Now we consider it immoral (which is). So, what they think is good for us, is it actually good? Reality says?
In the end what is the difference between us and Roman paid slaves? Minimal I think. Soon it will be the same. The question is, since they were able to earn their freedom at some point, will we be able to do the same or die hoping? In 2000 years what changed?
There are more of us than them. But they've got the weapons and prisons. What can we do? Basically we are screwed. So bend over and take it, I guess. And hope that they will be kind enough to use some lube, or spit at least. Fingers crossed.
Jun 13, 2012
- It's an attack on our civil liberties.Jun 5, 2013