Last week, Chinese prime minister visited Czech Republic. On the press meeting, apparent manipulation was used to disallow Czech journalists to ask real questions. Communists couldn’t do it better. Government of an E.U. country is afraid of its citizens to ask questions! Even worse, they are clearly afraid of questions related to human rights and don’t mind using censorship to prevent them.
Yesterday European Parliament made another step to start closer watching of all E.U. citizens. I don’t believe that a law ordering collecting data about citizens without properly securing the data and without properly monitoring their use is actually targeted at criminality prevention, especially when criminals can easily abuse it (there is an exception: spammers, if the intent is really to prevent criminality, spamming should be stopped in E.U. in the near future, let’s see). Again, communist secret police could only dream about having access to such data. Those who fight their war against Western countries have achieved another win in their battle. They know very well they can’t win by force, but they can win when Western society destroys itself. That’s all what their attacks are about.
Don’t believe a form of government makes people better or worse. Remember the Chinese journalist Shi Tao arrested with the help of Yahoo and the readiness of it and other companies to apply censorship when asked by the government. Opportunity makes people to sin, so we must fight such opportunities. E.U. government makes new opportunities instead. Remember that when you use your gmail address.
What’s the so called safety good for when we all become prisoners? Don’t forget criminality was always at much lower level in communist and nazi countries than in more free countries. Do we want such a kind of security? Don’t we listen to pére Ubu praising his secure home with bars and a secured door? If so, we’ll receive it. Incremental limitation of citizen freedom is apparent in Western countries last years.
BTW, do you remember the O’Brien’s question to Winston Smith: “Then what is it, this principle that will defeat us?”