Posted by: American Kabuki
“Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.
Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”
― Robert A. Heinlein
"Tyranny, at the core, is a mechanical organization of life…Technocracy is an approach married to the premise that all human actions can be understood, patterned, placed in context and mathematically described.
But the creative act deals with contexts as computers deal with data. It shifts them, breaks them apart, reformulates them. It goes even further. It descards them and invents new ones, as desired. And it can operate without any context whatsoever. That is the unspoken cardinal sin listed by the Great Church of the Information Age.
A great deal of the official rage against leakers of classified data stems from a basic frustration: the best systems in the world aren't perfect. This is the technocrat’s nightmare: ‘The system has holes. It’s incomplete. It can be picked apart. No matter how well we design it, someone wants to hack it.’
Of course someone does. Because someone doesn’t like air-tight life, which is no life at all. Build a perfect labyrinth with hundreds of interlocking paths, and someone is going to come along with a lawnmower and cut a new path right out of the prison.
― Jon Rappoport, Psychological trigger, 2013