Scientia Est Potentia

William Saffire (a man with whom I do not often agree) has an excellent editorial in todays New York Times about the Information Awareness Office which will be granted amazing powers by the Homeland Security Act: You Are a Suspect.

The Information Awareness Office is a DARPA agency with a freakishly Orwellian/Illuminatus logo (the eye in the pryamid is watching over the world) and the motto Scientia Est Potentia: Knowledge Is Power. The man who heads this office is John Poindexter, who orchestrated the Iran-Contra affair for Reagan. Do you want him in charge of your privacy?

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