Thursday, September 11, 2003

The legacy of September 11th

In the wake of September 11th, governments around the world rushed to toughen anti-terrorism legislation and grant police and intelligence agencies wider powers to detain and spy upon their citizens. Now, the British police are using those powers against demonstrators at an arms fair.

This is the true legacy of September 11th - a decrease in the very civil liberties which made our societies worth living in. Osama bin-Laden would be proud.