Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

NSA Spying:
Proof We Had Proof As Far Back As

Even farther, if I remember right.  Back before the Dawn of Internet Time, before the tubes cooled. When information was passed down, in a careful oral tradition, among the marginalized, the weirdos and the anarchists, the then-nowhere-near-fashionable geeks and the no-longer-hip hippies, the bikers, the hyper-intellectuals, the artists, the Wiccans, and the freaks: gathering around campfires and in smoking circles, on blankets at concerts in Central Park, in tents on government land, and on threadbare couches and carpets in front of episodes of Millenium and reruns of the X files.

But here, here we have proof we told you so. Back then, so there.


Thanks to JYA of Cryptome, as always.  

Be seeing you.

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