"'...But they can rule by fraud, and by fraud eventually acquire access to the tools they need to finish the job of killing off the Constitution.'
'What sort of tools?'
'More stringent security measures. Universal electronic surveillance. No-knock laws. Stop and frisk laws. Government inspection of first-class mail. Automatic fingerprinting, photographing, blood tests, and urinalysis of any person arrested before he is charged with a crime. A law making it unlawful to resist even unlawful arrest. Laws establishing detention camps for potential subversives. Gun control laws. Restrictions on travel. The [Kennedy] assassinations, you see, establish the need for such laws in the public mind. Instead of realizing that there is a conspiracy, conducted by a handful of men, the people reason-or are manipulated into reasoning-that the entire populace must have its freedom restricted in order to protect the leaders. The people agree that they themselves can't be trusted.'"
Dave got me thinking about conspiracies yesterday, and then I read this in Illuminatus! which is about the Illuminati Conspiracy- so I thought I should post this nice little summary about how to manipulate a populous. Fill in "The [Kennedy] assassinations" with "The World Trade Center attacks of 911" and you pretty much have what we've been dealing with for the last 8 years, only I have no clue who is behind George behind Cheney behind-
-Oh yeah and this was written in 1975.