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surveillance, its proponents and its opponents

On Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:30:07 -0700
Mirimir <[email protected]> wrote:

> On 12/03/2014 06:21 AM, [email protected] wrote:
> > Sociologically speaking, is it not interesting that Pres. Obama's
> > freshest proposal for race relations is to deploy yet more
> > surveillance cameras?  Body cameras for all police, an announcement
> > made while arch-racist Sharpton was in the White House, is, of
> > course, wholly consistent with Obama's basic intuitions whether we
> > are talking drones in Asia or the data sharing requirements under
> > Obamacare.
> > 
> > The immigrant amnesty groups certainly got under Obama's skin by
> > calling him the "deporter in chief;" is it not time to call him
> > the "voyeur in chief?"
> > 
> > --dan
> There are trade-offs between privacy and accountability. In the
> interest of social justice,

	what is that? 

> there must be accountability for those
> who possess authority and power. That does entail reduced privacy,
> but that's just a cost of having authority and power. The degree of
> accountability (and loss of privacy) should be proportionate to the
> authority and power possessed.

	that sounds good - but royally miss the point - which is to get
	rid of people who have authority and power. 

> Conversely, those without particular authority and power deserve
> maximal privacy, except in areas where they are accountable. Common
> examples include driving vehicles and parenting children.

	it's for the children!!!