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'Real' people want govts to spy on them, argues UK Home Secretary

Cynic_999 Silver badge

Re: First they came...

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Erm, the whole point of the original quote is that each time they "came for", it was for a group of innocent people.

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No it wasn't. The people they "came for" were all criminals, on account of the fact that laws had been passed that made them criminals.

Many of the people who have been labelled as paedophiles, extremists or cyber-criminals have done nothing that the average person would regard as being terribly wrong. Many of our great-grandparents were paedophiles by today's definition (not to mention a great many biblical characters). Looking up "The Anarchist's Cookbook" on the Internet will make you a terrorist (in fact having a map of the Underground could do that). The people who leaked data to WikiLeaks are all cyber-criminals.

Every one of us is only one new law away from being a criminal.

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