Friday, February 13, 2009

The Reply to the Reply

I wrote a short note to EPD today in reply to their second letter to me yesterday

Ms Li,

What you have engaged in is classic Orwellian double speak. In other words you talked around the issue without answering the question. My specific complaint is that groups such as "Roots & Shoots" in Hong Kong are placing posters in schools that tell children to put your complaint number in their cell phone and to report any vehicle with black smoke immediately. You are effectively making children law enforcement officers and encouraging them to conduct covert surveillance operations. This is another way of saying that you want children to spy on adults. Encouraging people to spy on one another is immoral, encouraging children to do it is worse by several orders of magnitude.

We will see if they reply again.

Until Next Time
Fai Mao
The Blogger who likes to bother government flunkies

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