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The King always takes his ransom REDUX

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.