In 2007 Sci Fi Author (Fahrenheit 451) Ray Bradbury spoke his mind about whether the USA is a surveillance country, Democracy vs. Totalitarianism and why Russia does not like America. All in less than two minutes.
It is not a surveillance culture.
We’ve got a conflict between part of the world that doesn’t understand Democracy,
We spread Democracy everywhere that we go.
And part of the world hates us because we’ve proved our ability to undo the totalitarian forces.
Only 20 years ago, President Reagan said to Russia, “Tear down the wall.”
And we freed all of Europe, all of the nations we freed they’d been under totalitarian pressure
for forty, fifty, sixty years.
And then we freed Russia from itself.
But they don’t want to hear that from us.
They want to be oppressed.
They want to be totalitarian.
It’s America that did we that to Russia.
So we know that surveillance is a result of doing things we’ve done
we’re being attacked by people who do not like us teaching Democracy.
to the world, and surveillance is only about
calls coming into our country from possible enemies not calls going out.
So we’re not a surveillance society.
- Ray Bradbury, San Diego Comic Con Panel, 2007
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