by Tom Tomorrow: “We must dismantle our democracy in order to save it.” [via Boing Boing]
from the EFF: EFF Statement on Pro-Surveillance Criticism (Sep. 21, 2001). “On September 11, 2001, President Bush said that freedom had been attacked. In our response to that attack, we hope that the understandable desire to prevent future attacks doesn’t lead us to do further, permanent damage those same freedoms.” [via Megnut]
: From Many Voices, One Battle Strategy. An excellent look into who’s doing what in Bush’s inner circle.
: “If the gov’t is allowed to wildly accuse people of things they didn’t do in the name of heightened security and the media isn’t going to call them on it (and instead do pretty much the opposite and participate willingly), we might as well all grab our ankles and kiss our personal freedoms goodbye because the terrorists have already won.” Bingo.
: Rally round the flag? “There are two kinds of patriots: The ‘God Bless America’ kind and the ‘This Land Is Your Land’ kind. I’m the latter. […] Here’s one of the verses school kids don’t sing: ‘As I was walking, I saw a sign there/And that sign said ‘No trespassing’/But on the other side, it didn’t say nothing/Now that side was made for you and me.'”