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Re: Big Brother is watching

At 08:47 AM 9/4/97 -0400, Brian B. Riley wrote:
>On 9/4/97 1:17 AM, Lucky Green ([email protected])  passed this wisdom:
>>BTW, just for the record, I believe that we live in a consumer society and
>>the People choose the government they want. The average person doesn't care
>>who thinks for them as long as they don't have to think for themselves and
>>can pretend to themselves that it was in fact they who did the thinking.
> .. among other things, I teach school. Mostly one on one tutoring and 
>occasional Calculus or Physics fill-in ... (nice when you already have a 
>pension to be able to work leisurely and play with your computer!) I am 
>in the process of rereading "Fahrenheit 451" - the recent printing  of 
>this in paperback features a Marquis that says somethig like "Now, more 
>relevant than ever" - as much as I hate having someone else tell me what 
>to think ... they certainly seem to be right. It has been over twenty 
>years since I read it and now ... it surely seems to be right on the path 
>mentioned above and then some ... William Lederer also had it right years 
>ago when he penned "A Nation of Sheep"

For another good read, try "The Truth Machine", by James L. Halperin.  It's
about a guy who invents Big Brother (a machine that can with 100% accuracy,
detect whether you are lying).  It's kind of scary, because Big Brother (in
the book) brings an end to war, world government, and general Utopia.

Jonathan Wienke

What part of "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
infringed" is too hard to understand? (From 2nd Amendment, U.S. Constitution)

When everyone is armed, criminals fear everyone, not just the police.

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