The rate at which American citizens are willingly surrendering their personal liberties is scarier than any potentially repressive hell I can imagine. I and others are at a loss whether to use Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, or George Orwell's 1984, in search of metaphors when writing about something no American could have imagined only a few years ago. It wasn't enough that Bush & Company tapped our phones without judicial or Congressional oversight; now it's our bank accounts.
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