When states monitored their citizens we used to call them authoritarian

When states monitored their citizens we used to call them authoritarian. Now we think this is what keeps us safe | Suzanne Moore | Comment is free | The Guardian.

The article includes this relevant quote from John Locke:

As soon as men decide all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil they set out to destroy.

He could have been talking about our passivity.

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