"...the machine tended increasingly to dictate the purpose to be served, and to exclude other more intimate human needs." -- L. Mumford, "The Myth of the Machine"
What the justice system needs here is a double negative - to lock people up for possessing information that would not be useful to non-terrorists.As a side-effect, this would of course result in locking up a few poets, but that would probably be a good thing in the long run. The good poets will use the prison experience to produce better poetry, and the bad poets will give up poetry and turn to more noble and altruistic pursuits such as bank robbery.
How about my 1930s and 1960s chemistry books that show how to make thermite, gunpowder etc. I have an AtoZ of London, also manchester and Birmingham. I have 4 litres of Glacial Acetic Acid (100%)used for pickling vegetables. I have telephoto lenses, cameras, an enlarger and a full set pf developing gear. I have recording equipment and computers. Also printers and a large amount of stationery for printing subversive literature. But most dangerous of all is a brain full of 52 years of chemical, political, electrical and sundry knoeledge to pull it all together. Oh yes, I can also make small solid fuelled rockets.... I have a car to get me anyplace I wish. In my possession are several subversive tomes such as 1984, 1990 (Wilfred Greatorex)and sundruy others. I have some money. i also have a passport valid for 10 years so bollocks to the ID slave tag. I vote Tory, that makes me an enemy, and finally I am a Jew and eveyone knows that we are the enemy within. See you all in Bellmarsh...
Aha, you've fallen into the trap, jerzed. It's fine to own stuff that's dangerous - the trouble comes when you start talking about it =) Talking is a clear sign of intent to use maliciously. If you weren't going to use it in such a way, you wouldn't need to mention it to anyone.Bragging is the first sign of a terrorist wannabe.
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