Ah yes, don’t be the victim. But what if “not being the victim” involves not discussing certain subjects, or not criticizing certain people or organizations or business practices or penal regimes or foreign policy or…well, name your favorite subject of controversy that might at any point in the future excite the interest of the PTB. If the constitution says that you are free to “not be the victim”, but the practice of the government of the day says otherwise, how do you police yourself? Or do you overpolice, which is the real insidious result of this kind of thing.
I was watching Gandhi last night and I was thinking that if Gandhi were to pop up today he’d have had no chance of creating a peaceful revolution. The authorities would have monitored his every move and disappeared him without a trace as soon as he got to be a threat.