[Marxism] Greenwald - Project Vigilant and the government/corporate destruction of privacy

David Thorstad binesi at gvtel.com
Tue Aug 3 10:41:41 MDT 2010

This important piece shows that the much-discussed privatization of war 
abroad is matched by the privatization of the totalitarian security 
apparatus at home. We all know that privacy has vanished, but some 
people (e.g., Facebook users) often say, as an Ojibwe activist told me 
yesterday, that they have given up on being concerned about protecting 
their privacy rights. The American police state today makes those horror 
stories about how children turned in their parents for their anti-Stalin 
comments look like mere pecadillos. And, as Greenwald notes, Obama is 
seeking to expand on the government snooping of the Bush regime. Some 
may be blasé about this (at their own peril), but I find it scary.


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