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Didn't east germany have warehouses of piles of paper of records of everyone spying on each other?

It bothers me as a progressive that many liberals don't see how we are a hop, skip and jump away from that mentality.

From birth to death there is going to be a record of your child's phone calls, friends, dates, etc. It will never be deleted.

Aye, and we're still at it deciphering shreddered papers :)


This quote from that article gives me chills because it's what they are saying now:

Erich Mielke's mania for information: the long-time head of the Stasi, Mielke believed that "you have to know everything in order to be completely safe"

That's a really good quote in the light of the NSA drama.. i still don't understand how people can defend this..

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