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Subject: Scientia est potentia

These guys at the Information Awareness Office either don't know their Latin very well, or they are being blantantly evil.

Potentia means power but it has the connotation of unconstitutional private power. Power attained by private means and used for personal ends. What they should say is "Potestas." This is power attained by and for the public good. As in this famous quote by Francis Bacon: Ipsa scientia potestas est. Knowledge itself is power.

In my copy of the "New College Latin and English Dictionary" potentia is defined as: "force, power; political power (esp. unconstitutional power)". Whereas potestas is defined as: "power, abililty, capacity; public authority, rule, magisterial power; possibility, opportunity, permission..."

So by saying "Scientia est potentia" they're just coming out and saying, "Knowledge is unconstitutional political power for a few private individuals." Sounds about right to me. Maybe they do know their Latin after all.

source : article posted at CryptoGon

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Re: DIA - A Very Strange Place 78 JPeeters 29-Aug-02 19:24
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 94 Timothy 29-Aug-02 18:41
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Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 78 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 18:50
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Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 85 Milo 29-Aug-02 20:12
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Boy that took long..... 85 Timothy 29-Aug-02 21:02
Re: Boy that took long..... 42 JPeeters 29-Aug-02 21:08
Re: Boy that took long..... 72 Milo 29-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 85 Timothy 29-Aug-02 21:21
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 44 JPeeters 29-Aug-02 21:29
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 76 Milo 29-Aug-02 22:03
Tim 73 lovejoy 29-Aug-02 22:53
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 71 Timothy 29-Aug-02 23:06
thanks Tim n/t 58 lovejoy 30-Aug-02 11:59
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 81 Timothy 29-Aug-02 23:16
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 89 Milo 29-Aug-02 23:33
A NOTE on the Murals... 72 Osiris 30-Aug-02 00:00
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Photos - the DIA terminal floor 75 Osiris 30-Aug-02 00:28
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Re: Photos - the DIA terminal floor 114 JPeeters 30-Aug-02 15:04
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 98 Timothy 29-Aug-02 23:43
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Blue Ribbon Committee 94 JPeeters 30-Aug-02 14:52
Floor of DIA Decoded 959 Osiris 30-Aug-02 15:42
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Re: Floor of DIA Decoded 98 Osiris 30-Aug-02 17:03
Forget it Osiris!!!! 71 JPeeters 30-Aug-02 17:07
White Mountain... 88 Osiris 30-Aug-02 17:17
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My Reply 75 Milo 30-Aug-02 17:01
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Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 80 Timothy 30-Aug-02 17:07
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 69 JPeeters 30-Aug-02 17:10
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 79 Milo 30-Aug-02 17:28
You gotta see this. 71 JPeeters 31-Aug-02 03:35
Scientia est potentia 113 JPeeters 31-Aug-02 03:39
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Re: You gotta see this. 73 PriorityRed 31-Aug-02 06:37
Re: You gotta see this. 80 lovejoy 31-Aug-02 08:22
Latin explanation PriorityRed 67 JPeeters 31-Aug-02 16:17
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Brotherhood of the Snake? 88 Milo 31-Aug-02 17:29
Re: Ever needed evidence of US and masonic symbols? 83 jonny 31-Aug-02 17:01
Thanks For The Info Milo 66 jonny 01-Sep-02 13:05
Re: Thanks For The Info Milo 83 JPeeters 01-Sep-02 16:00
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