I've seen this quote by Frank Zappa before, on several sites. It's worth repeating again though, just in case there are some who haven't already seen it. It really does sum up the world we live in.
“The Illusion of freedom will continue as long as it is profitable to continue with the Illusion. At the point where the Illusion becomes too expensive to maintain they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre”