Re: democratic communication

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Thu 07 Nov 2002 - 15:34:30 GMT

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    Dear Wade,

    > Some forms of secrecy are fundamental to maintaining the status quo
    > (since all true information is change), but, no, democracy, in a pure
    > form (which we'll never see), depends upon the complete and unencumbered
    > flow of information.

    Democracy, however pure or impure, is vulnerable to takeover, as we have seen around the world in the 20th century. Too much of an imbalance of power is a threat to democracy. So the privacy (secrecy) of the communications of the less powerful members of a democracy (e. g., you and me) is vital to its preservation.



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