Re: virus: Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 08:52:47 -1000

Date: Fri Aug 16 2002 - 22:13:33 MDT

On 16 Aug 2002 at 12:46, Archibald Scatflinger wrote:

> In the early 1970s the British documentary film-maker Peter Watkins
> made "Punishment Park", a dystopian exploration of the possibility
> that the USgovernment would create internal concentrationcamps for
> political dissidents. As the "War on Terrorism"accelerates, these
> fears have been re-energized by Attorney-General John Ashcroft's
> proposals to deal with "enemy combatents".As the Australian debacle
> about illegal refugees shows, these new initiatives can rapidly evolve
> beyond their original scope, and when private companies are involved,
> may become unmoniterable by the press and human rights advocates.
> Maybe Spielberg should have filmed "Radio Free Albemuth" instead:
This just is not going to happen. Not after the WW II Japanese
detention camps. it ranks with the 'black helicopter' myth and the
conspiracy theory that asserts that the UN already has shock troops
present in US locales to impose UN martial law as one of the looniest
ideas proposed since Hanna Barbera's cartoons.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Sun Sep 22 2002 - 05:06:19 MDT