10 Feb

It is quite horrendous. One wonders, how all this was possible!


  1. stuartbramhall February 12, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    Sadly NSA spying on all of us – it’s not just limit to US citizens and residents – is far more intrusive than anything the Stasi ever accomplished.

    • auntyuta February 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

      My goodness, I think what the Stasi did to the DDR citizens was absolutely horrendous! How can anything be worse? How many of the world’s population can be locked up in jail? Modern surveillance probably comes a bit cheaper than what the Stasi was able to accomplish. But to deprive more and more people of their freedom by jailing them there must be a limit to this. Or maybe it is “1984, here we come!”

      • stuartbramhall February 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

        In many US cities, 50-75% of the young black male population can expect to serve time in jail or prison because of the so called “war on drugs.” In many cases people are given long sentences for mere drug possession. And many people who are innocent wind up in prison because they can’t afford a decent lawyer and are pressured to to accept a plea bargain. After their release, they are ineligible for welfare, food stamps, public housing and many, many jobs due to the felony on their record.

      • auntyuta February 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

        Maybe it cannot get any worse than this. The question is, what do we do with all this information? I thought what the Nazis did was the worst that could ever have happened without an uprising of the whole nation.

      • stuartbramhall February 12, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

        I think we all have to make that decision for ourselves based on our own particular situation. I have dealt with it by becoming a full time activist – by educating and organising people to end some of the worst atrocities in the current system.

      • auntyuta February 12, 2015 at 6:33 pm #


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