I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the January 1996 issue in which I discussed the dangers of the growing surveillance state.
Privacy is directly linked to personal survival. You can’t survive, and you can’t be private while being totally dependent on the system. Since we can’t find another country, our goal is to survive with privacy right here under the nose of the government. Privacy and survival is a moral and legal right, and in fact, a duty to posterity. Our greatest challenge to privacy and survival is to escape the propaganda of government and its politicians. The amount of personal freedom that you have in the next few years in America will be in direct relationship to how sophisticated you become in techniques of privacy and survival.