Simon Griffee

Safety ➶

13 September 2013

Jacques Mattheij:

It’s been a bit of a slow realization for me, but I don’t actually want to be safe, I’d rather be free and unsafe. I think that if I have to choose between rolling the dice and possibly dying or having a loved one die in some terrorist attack, or a perfectly safe state with zero crime because all the criminals and terrorists are arrested due to perfect oversight that I’d take my chances with crime and terror if the alternative is to have everybody monitored all the time.

Yes. The damage from a totalitarian society is much higher than from terrorists.