Re: Transparent Society

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sat May 13 2000 - 17:41:37 MDT

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 thinly
> disguised full-blown Orwellian dystopia. Perhaps it really is, and perhaps
> 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 first
> 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.

Mike Lorrey

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