There’s a war out there, old friend. … It’s about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think…. It’s all about the information, Marty!
No, that’s not me talking to my brother.
It’s from the 1992 flick “Sneakers,” and it is even more pertinent now than it was when I quoted it a few years ago in another context. Marty is Martin Bishop (Robert Redford) and the speaker is the villain Cosmo (Ben Kingsley).
As real life turns out, the National Security Agency (NSA) really had no need for the mysterious, dangerous “black box” they were after in the movie.They have “the information” anyway.