1996-12-21 - Re: Slaughter

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
To: Carl Johnson <toto@sk.sympatico.ca>
Message Hash: f94d2329189a9c50c769cc68829aa8531c3e5c79b1ee98a1268668dace69ad0c
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-21 17:44:02 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 21 Dec 1996 09:44:02 -0800 (PST)

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 1996 09:44:02 -0800 (PST)
To: Carl Johnson <toto@sk.sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Slaughter
In-Reply-To: <aVL0yD28w165w@bwalk.dm.com>
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Carl Johnson wrote:
> Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM wrote:
> Dear Dr.DVK,
>    Thank you for your lengthy list of articles on the human slaughter[snippo]
>    There is a quote I remember which struck me deeply when I heard it,
> but forgive me if it is not quite correct:
>    "They came for the Jews, and I wasn't a Jew, so I didn't speak up.
> They came for the National Socialists, and I wasn't a National Socialist,
> so I didn't speak up.  Then they came for me. "And nobody spoke up."

As I remember the quote, it ended something like "and they came for me,
but there was nobody left to speak up".

[mo' snip]

> "You will take my cryptography from me when you pry it from my
> cold, dead algorithms."  Think about cryptography.

We're all thinking about it.  We just don't believe (naively) that just
because someone issues code that was designed 20 years ago, and which
the NSA can undoubtedly crack in a heartbeat, that that code can
necessarily protect us against all comers.

There is a difference between principle and fact.  You have the
principles exactly correct, but as to facts, you have to be eternally
vigilant, i.e., don't get too comfortable with PGP et al.