The surveillance state
Susie has the latest on pervasive government surveillance. I just want to state the obvious, pervasive government surveillance did not prevent that AIDS clinic from burning. It did not protect the people of Aurora, Colorado, and it did not protect the Sikhs in Oakcreek, Wisconsin.
London has the most pervasive surveillance system anywhere in the world. It was completely useless in the recent riots. Surveillance systems don't protect people because they are not designed to protect people, they are designed to control people.
This is yet another reason to vote Green or the emergent party of your choice. We will never rid ourselves of these chains until we drive the legacy parties from power.