[rant] Re: [OT] Will the SSSCA outlaw Squeak?
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Mon Sep 17 22:02:49 UTC 2001
Thank your for these words.
You also spoke in my name!
I still hope that the EU leaders will withstand the world policeman's
efforts to dominate all of us. But I am afraid they won't.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cees de Groot" <cg at cdegroot.com>
To: <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 10:36 PM
Subject: [rant] Re: [OT] Will the SSSCA outlaw Squeak?
> Richard A. O'Keefe <ok at atlas.otago.ac.nz> said:
> >(2) Last week's *outrage* is bound to create new pressure from US
> > agencies for more power to intercept electronic communication.
> ~Two hours after these awful images aired (I drove home all the way -
> 50 miles - with a knot in my stomach) I saw a Republican guy who was on
> some defense or intelligence commision argueing on CNN that this proved
> the US should spend more money on the military. His tone was terrible,
> and if I weren't already, it would have turned me into an instant cynic
> when it comes to US government. That cynic in me is constantly wispering
> that cowboy Bush c.s. are just craving for a good fight, I haven't heard
> a word of compassion nor seen even the slightest sign of realization that
> people may have actually very good reasons to hate the US and that it's
> about time to rethink how the US (and other, err, 'civilized' countries)
> behave in the 'uncivilized' parts of this world. It gives me a very bad
> feeling that all these people have died a horrible death for nothing,
> and their deaths will not even be written down as the turning point in
> history towards a better world it should be. And I do think that the
> spooks (the 'military-industrial complex' in some people's ideologies)
> will abuse this to take away basic rights like the right to privacy in
> communications the US and friendly states have been (and are) violating
> on such a massive scale.
> Of course, it is more important that oil stays at affordable prices,
> otherwise it would get too expensive to drive that SUV to the local
> MacDonalds. Liberty and freedom in the US is not being forced into
> compact, fuel-economic cars and to hell with these infidel Afghans who
> were useful to the free world as long as there was a Soviet Union to fight
> against. The founders of the USofA, who I think possessed intelligence,
> insight, sophistication, and - most important - worthy ideals, are
> spinning in their graves at supersonic speeds. I'm not religious, but
> last week I've been praying their spinning will be heard.
> Cees de Groot http://www.cdegroot.com <cg at cdegroot.com>
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