Posted by ESC on April 24, 2004
In Reply to: The King always takes his ransom REDUX posted by Vaca on April 24, 2004
: What do you think it means in this context?
: Michael Powell: "But, we should think twice before allowing the government the discretion to filter information to us as they see fit, for the King always takes his ransom."
My guess: The government, because of its self-protecting nature, will feed information to serve its purposes.