Another blow was struck yesterday, as illegal, warrantless wiretaps were basically made legal.
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power.
We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
Now do you begin to understand me?
You are now seeing the beginning of the end, as the last tatters of our Constitution are shredded and used as fuel to burn the Judicial system to the ground.