Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Passage into the Panopticon



 A certain quiet follows an inmate's discovery that he now lives in a panopticon, and that inmate now is the public at large. That's how I'd sum up reaction to Edward Snowden's recent public disclosures about NSA surveillance activities both here and abroad.

Instead of joining the messenger in screaming bloody hell, we are awed by how he's hunted down. The message is clear. That's how panopticons work.
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