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Tim HuttonTim Hutton - 2013-08-20 21:25:39+0000 - Updated: 2013-08-20 21:25:39+0000
Originally shared by Rick FalkvingeWe said vague laws against "terror" would be used to silence journalism on the path to totalitarianism. This was the last warning bell. New article.

With Glenn Greenwald's partner being harassed by security forces at Heathrow, the last warning bell for totalitarianism has chimed. For upwards of a decade, activists of the Pirate Party have been warning that laws that are marketed to the public as being "against terror" or "against child pornography" are so vague and so full of exceptions to due process that they don't make sense if they're not actually targeted at creating a totalitarian society. With family members of reporters taken away for detention and harassment, the last warning bell has gone off - there will not be another bell before they come for me and you.

The last visible thing that happens as a society goes fascist totalitarian is that the reporters with an ability to report on the developments are harassed and detained. After that, reports go silent. This was the canary in the coal mine, this was the last warning bell. There will be no more warnings after this, only silence, before the same forces one day come for you. And then, it is too late.

I wish I could ask how many more warning bells people need to see what's happening, but the question is pointless, because there 𝘸𝘰𝘯'𝘡 𝘣𝘦 another one. This was the final bell.

We Said Vague Laws Against "Terror" Would Be Used To Silence Journalism On The Path To Totalitarianism. This Was The Last Warning Bell. - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

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