Cohersion and orthodoxy

… the appetite for orthodoxy — the feeling that Americans who will note recite a loyalty oath are not to be valued or trusted, and perhaps should be compelled — is not limited to schools, and not limited to the thugs who once beat and abused Witnesses.

~ Ken White, from The Persistent Appetite For Orthodoxy

Wake up. It is 1984.

I tire of responding to those. Let me offer one response that applies to all of them: I don’t trust my government, I don’t trust the people who work for my government, and I believe that the evidence suggests that it’s irrational to offer such trust.

~ Ken White, from Faced With The Security State, Groklaw Opts Out