From Simon Jenkins’ column in The Guardian 3 June 2015.
Securocrats, in my experience, regard civil liberty as the enemy of their freemasonry. They see no balance between their explicit desire to gather ever more data and vague liberal ideas of personal privacy (except their own). All data validates itself. As a Snowden informant said: “We collect everything, because we can.”
Indeed. And the more we yield to the Securocrats’ insidious argument the more we sleepwalk, unthinkingly, towards 1984. Frightening.