Re: Transparent Society

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat May 13 2000 - 19:02:37 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>

>Zero Powers wrote:
> >
> > >From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
> >
> > >If you think that a transparent society, with the government we have,
> > >would actually benefit you, you are sadly mistaken. First thing that
> > >would happen would be that any exculpatory evidence would be seized by
> > >the police. THen it would either dissapear, or be substituted with
> > >finely counterfeited evidence that incriminates you.
> >
> > With that view of the government its no wonder you are afraid of
> > transparency. You seem to believe that the US is little more than a
> > disguised full-blown Orwellian dystopia. Perhaps it really is, and
> > I'm just naive. But if I thought for one minute that your view of the
> > country that I live in was anything close to reality, I'd be on the
> > boat to Sweden.
>In many states it is like that, when you have politicians who live day
>to day by public opinion polls, the people are generally disarmed, and
>they are screaming for the police to do something, anything. The fact
>that Illinois found so many of its death row inmates to be innocent
>after DNA analysis shows that my view conforms with reality far more
>than yours.

That, like most things, is a matter of opinion. IMO it is just as likely
that the fact that so many wrong people were convicted could be just as well
be due to the fact that *juries* are gullible and/or biased than that the
government is framing its citizens. But, like I say, that's a matter of


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