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[tor-talk] US Case: Infinite Jail Contempt for Disk Crypto, 5th Amndmnt, All Writs, FileVault, Freenet CHKs



> On Apr 29, 2016, at 1:55 AM, grarpamp <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
>> On 4/29/16, Ð?лекÑ?андÑ? <[email protected]> wrote:
>> In the 60's/70's it was "the communist threat/spying for the bloody
>> russians", now it's "child porn/terrrrorism"... they change their masks
>> (that always seem so "beautiful"), BUT they can't change their ugly faces.
> 
> The "distrust, spy on, and rat out your neighbor theme" is always popular,
> be it for commies or whatever. A handful of years ago they recruited postal
> workers for that role too. Now...
> 
> https://theintercept.com/2016/04/28/letter-details-fbi-plan-for-secretive-anti-radicalization-committees/
> Of the plans put forward by the federal government to identify and
> stop budding terrorists, among the least understood are the FBIâ??s
> â??Shared Responsibility Committees.â??
> The idea of the committees is to enlist counselors, social workers,
> religious figures, and other community members to intervene with
> people the FBI thinks are in danger of radicalizing â?? the sort of
> alternative to prosecution and jail time many experts have been
> clamoring for. But civil liberties groups worry the committees could
> become just a ruse to expand the FBIâ??s network of informants, and the
> government has refused to provide details about the program.
> The Intercept has obtained a letter addressed to potential committee
> members from the FBI...
> 

This sounds exactly like how the inform-on-your-neighbor
system worked in Stalinist regimes and in fascist Germany 
before that. There were never enough actual secret police
to keep an eye on everyone - the system relied on the
willingness of average citizens to vociferously out their neighbors
and friends who may have spoken or implied a line of thought
outside the state approved ideology.


--
John