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The surveillance state is absolutely associated with diversity. Because increases in diversity is overwhelmingly associated with increases in crime, it justifies greater surveillance by the state, not less. In fact all state interventions (read police) are increased when you have more ethnic groups in one place, because they are more likely to be in conflict, and less likely to have a common set of values (or incentive) to resolve their conflicts.

andafuture, Reddit 13 Comments [2/27/2017 2:47:08 AM]
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Hasan Prishtina

And that's why the archetypal surveillance state is ethnically homogeneous North Korea and ethnically diverse Singapore is one of the safest countries on earth.

2/27/2017 3:25:20 AM


Yes, the government wants to have more control, so they are trying to increase diversity, which means that there is more lawlessness, so they can have more control then if everyone shared the same values and wanted to resolve their conflicts.

2/27/2017 3:39:19 AM

Mister Spak

Fundies are in favor of violence so you should be pleased.

2/27/2017 5:42:08 AM


How ethnically diverse was Oceania?

2/27/2017 5:47:28 AM

Doubting Thomas

Short version: It's only minorities who commit all the crime.

2/27/2017 6:53:15 AM


Then please explain how the United States worked in the late 18/early1900s. And explain why heavy surveillance is more often associated with homogenous totalitarian states than more open ones?

This seems like it should have been preceded by "I'm not racist, but..."

2/27/2017 7:08:02 AM


Patriot Act.


2/27/2017 7:44:03 AM


Or you could just promote a common set of values, such as the desire to live in peace and friendship with your neighbors. That works a lot better than declaring war on everyone who isn't exactly like you.

2/27/2017 8:12:10 AM

Thinking Allowed

Next thing you know cats and dogs will be living together.

2/27/2017 8:19:16 AM


And yet, violent crime in the US is at the lowest point it's been in over 50 years and the ratio of ethnic population numbers to one another continues to equalize.

When reality says your assertions are bullshit, it's time to get new assertions.

2/27/2017 8:22:23 AM


Nothing you have said makes any sense except in the context of morally bankrupt "leaders" harping on our differences in order to dehumanize "them" in the eyes of "us."

In the light of global atrocities, you worry about which high school bathroom a transgender is allowed to use. Our differences are trivial, when not inflated.

2/27/2017 8:29:37 AM

Old Viking

I'm trying to be more like you, but I haven't mastered the blank stare and drooling yet.

2/27/2017 3:41:44 PM

Doubting Thomas

And yet, we have more problems with home-grown right-wing white racist terrorists lately than Arabic Muslims.

2/28/2017 7:53:25 AM

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