Tuesday, January 03, 2006

What Must Happen

In order for certain issues to gain traction; like, say, actual effective opposition to widespread and illegal data mining of private communications of US citizens by US gov agenices, one or more of these things need to happen:

journalists discover, shock horror, that communications by journalists with colleagues and sources have been illegally collected, analysed and used to pre-empt or discredit the media

senior republicans considered not totally loyal to the administration, discover, shock horror, that their private communications have been illegally collected, analysed and used to counter internal political disagreements and to force agreement with the administrative agenda

there are a couple of other criteria involving the public actually voting at a rate higher than 50%, votes counting being monitored by non-partisan citizens, and wide spread use of >= 128 bit public key or commercial cryptography...


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