People have compared the present state surveillance powers to those in the old communist eastern bloc countries. The comparison is unfortunately true. We are spied upon by the state (whose only justification for existence is to serve and protect us), as rigorously and with as little control and with as little respect for our fundamental dignity as any cold war communist state. These are astonishing words to write in 2008 but they are true.
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