Sunday, June 23, 2013

Snowden, for and against

Responses to Snowden mark a sharp line--on one side, supporters who believe we still have a legitimate governement and rule by law, and therefore, that it is possible in theory to betray it. On the other side, those who are convinced that the few left in government who are not bought and paid for by the preditor elite, are marginalized and irrelevant, that the State is concerned with NOTHING but preserving and protecting the power of that elite, that any benefits that acrue to the people are but means of keeping them pacified, therefore, there is no ethical or rational obligation not to undermine that utterly corrupted system in favor of returning to the people the right to know what is done in their name, and to create new relationships where people take control of their own lives and all collective action that effects them.

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