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268. It is the wish to be a slave. It is the desire that there be an unalterable unchallengeable tyrannical authority who can convict you of thought crime while you are asleep. Who can subject you – who must indeed subject you – to a total surveillance ... A celestial North Korea. Who wants this to be true? Who but a slave desires such a ghastly fate? ... At least you can fucking die and leave North Korea. (God & Slave & Tyranny & Surveillance & North Korea) Christopher Hitchens
280. If it were to be true, one would be living under a permanent surveillance, a round-the-clock celestial dictatorship that watched you while you slept; and could convict you of thought crime, could indict you for things you thought in the privacy of your own skull, and sentence you to quite a long stretch, namely an eternity of punishment for that. Or dangle not to me very attractive reward of life of eternal praise and grovelling and sprawling and singing the praises of someone who you are ordered to love; someone whom you must both love and fear ... Compulsory love – how fascinating. (God & Surveillance & Dictatorship & Think & Hell & Praise & Love) Christopher Hitchens, interview Divine Impulses
87,950. Putting surveillance states, putting cameras everywhere, putting helicopters over my head, putting surveillance on you; soon it’s gonna be ID cards; for school-kids they’ve got to get fingerprints to get food. This is becoming a dictatorship, totalitarian state. Everywhere you look it’s governance, governance, governance, and our rights have been taken away. (Security & Surveillance & Rights) Ethan Cruise, campaigner and researcher, televised interview drowned by circling helicopter
74,195. With around six million CCTV in the UK, was are the most watched nation on Earth. Operating 24/7 they’re catching more and more criminals in the act. (CCTV & Surveillance & London) Nick Wallis, Guns and Gangs: Caught on Camera, Channel 5 2015
74,196. London: an army of over 400,000 CCTV cameras. (CCTV & Surveillance & London) ibid.
74,197. CCTV is helped the police put criminals behind bars. (CCTV & Surveillance & London) ibid.
74,198. London has been called the World’s gang capital. (CCTV & Surveillance & London) ibid.
74,199. There are over 700 deaths or major injuries on Britain’s railways ever year. (CCTV & Surveillance & London) ibid.
7,572. The extent of government eavesdropping has been revealed. (Computer & Surveillance) Horizon: Defeating the Hackers ***** BBC 2013
77,373. It’s just twenty-five years since the Worldwide Web was created ... It’s now caught in the greatest controversy of its life: surveillance. (Internet & Surveillance) Horizon: Inside the Dark Web, BBC 2014
77,374. One of the boom industries on the dark web is financial crime. (Internet & Surveillance) ibid.
21,417. The government’s been in bed with the entire telecommunications industry since the ’40s. They’ve infected everything. (GBH Films & Surveillance) Enemy of the State 1998 starring Will Smith & Gene Hackman & Jon Voight & Barry Pepper & Regina King & Ian Hart & Lisa Bonet & Jascha Washington & James LeGros & Jake Busey & Scott Caan & Jamie Kennedy & Jason Lee & Gabriel Byrne & Loren Dean et al, director Tony Scott, Edward
28,994. It is an absolute disgrace. You can’t bug anyone’s telephone without a warrant, which is express written consent personally signed by the Home Secretary. Why should you have less protection over the internet? (Internet & Surveillance) Tony Benn
45,381. One day, Mr Fiennes, you will have the entire population under twenty-four-hour surveillance. (Politics & Surveillance) Mick Jackson, A Very British Coup 1988 ***** starring Ray McAnally & Alan MacNaughton & Keith Allen & Geoffrey Beavers & Marjorie Yates & Jim Carter & Philip Madoc & Jeremy Young et al; see novel Chris Mullins, MI5 guys
66,382. The Game Plan is to literally put CCTV on every street corner, on every pathway corner, all around the world. They’re going to focus obviously on the UK. The UK is almost a test ground ... If they can introduce this stuff with impunity in the UK, then they can basically do it anywhere ... In the major cities you’ve got cameras on every street corner. This is the most surveilled country in the world. Something ridiculous like about 80% of the world’s CCTV cameras are in the UK right now. They use facial recognition software. (CCTV & Big Brother & Surveillance) Ian R Crane, interview Old Police Station Liverpool 2008
90,349. We are in the Soviet States of Great Britain. We have more cameras in this country than in the rest of the western world put together. We are the most surveilled state on the planet. I mean, what is this all about? It’s about keeping track. And the facial recognition software is being perfected; it’s going out to other police forces. You know, you’ve got cameras on the road, cameras down the streets, cameras in pedestrian precincts ... It’s coming. It’s absolutely coming. (Surveillance & Camera & CCTV) Ian R Crane, New World Order lecture Liverpool 2008
68,441. Washington – A massive database that the government will use to monitor every purchase made by every American citizen is a necessary tool in the War on Terror, the Pentagon said yesterday. (Control & War on Terror & Surveillance & Big Brother) Fox News
71,657. The All Seeing Europe: EU’s global navigation satellite system ... A whole system they’re building up there ... A beast surveillance system. (European Union & Surveillance) Henrik Palmgren, lecture Bath February 2010, ‘The Hidden Roots of the European Union’
72,873. The elites have said that they want a final revolution – that they know the public’s going to revolt against them, so that’s why they’ve scientifically set up the surveillance grid, the cashless society, this whole continuity of government system is designed to suppress and control the people of America. (FEMA & Elite & Surveillance & Secret Government) Alex Jones
36,089. The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values ... Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up to date complete files contained even the most personal information about the citizen. (New World Order & Neo-Conservatives & Society & Surveillance & Elite) Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages, The Technetronic Era 1971
68,442. The capacity to assert social and political control over the individual will vastly increase. It will soon be possible to assert almost continuous control over every citizen and to maintain up-to-date files, containing even the most personal details about health and personal behaviour of every citizen in addition to the more customary data.
These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. Power will gravitate into the hands of those who control information. Our existing institutions will be supplanted by pre-crisis management institutions, the task of which will be to identify in advance likely social crises and to develop programs to cope with them.
This will encourage tendencies through the next several decades toward a technotronic era, a dictatorship, leaving even less room for political procedures as we know them. Finally, looking ahead to the end of the century, the possibility of biochemical mind control and genetic tinkering with man, including beings which will function like men and reason with them as well, could give rise to some difficult questions. (Control & Big Brother & Technology & Information & Fascism & Institution & Dictatorship & Neo-Conservatives & Surveillance) ibid.
68,443. Society dominated by an elite whose claim to political power would rest on allegedly superior scientific know-how. Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public behaviour and keeping society under close surveillance and control. (Control & Big Brother & Technology & Information & Fascism & Institution & Dictatorship & Neo-Conservatives & Surveillance) ibid.
90,349. Prying eyes watching every move. Eager ears eavesdropping on conversations. And hungry hands rifling files in an unrestricted search for private data. We are under surveillance like never before, but who is monitoring us? America’s Book of Secrets: Big Brother s3e2
90,350. Is NSA surveillance really about curbing terrorism? ibid.
90,351. Technology had become the ultimate gangbusters ... Armed robberies in the ’70s and ’80s prompted banks and security companies to install hundreds of surveillance cameras. In the early 1990s, police added ever more in the streets to combat terrorist attacks. Almost 80% of the British government’s Crime Prevention Budget was devoted to public surveillance cameras. Back in the days of the Krays and Richardsons, in the late 60s, there were approximately 70 closed-circuit cameras in the all of England. By the time Ronnie Kray died of a heart attack in the spring of 1995, London was literally covered in cameras. No combination. No cash. Then the gang made an amazing discovery. They saw pallets on the floor of the warehouse which contained boxes about the size a shoebox and found out there was gold bars in these boxes ... The gang had stumbled across 7,000 gold bars – three tons ready for delivery. The haul is worth a staggering £100,000,000 in today’s money . It was the biggest gold bullion robbery [Brinks Matt, London 1983] in British history. McAvoy had pulled off the crime of the century. But the gold was about to give his gang more trouble than it was worth ... Some of the proceeds of the gold were invested in property, including the rebuilding of the docklands, part of the original heartland of organised crime in London. But as the money from the robbery spread out, police began to close in. Detectives discovered Brinks Matt guard Anthony Black had a sister who lived with a well-known bank robber Brian Robinson. (Surveillance & Gangs UK: London) Underworld: London
89,485. A permanent war against a hidden enemy. A new strategy of prevention. And new perils to privacy ... The government’s secret surveillance efforts. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) Frontline: Spying on the Home Front, PBS 2007
89,486. Innocent people will get caught in the dragnet. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.
89,487. Spying on the home front had begun in the shadow of 9/11. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.
89,488. The NSA was accused of invading American civil liberties during the scandals of the Watergate era in the 1970s. (Spy & Surveillance & Privacy & Civil Liberties) ibid.