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  •  A quote by Richard K. Morgan: (14+ / 0-)
    "Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a willful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses."
    As a government becomes more authoritarian, they can, and do, expect to meet with an underground resistance. Speaking truth to power is no real threat as long as the media acts as an organ of the elites. It can easily alienate popular movements like OWS or even charismatic leaders, so the only domestic threats they really fear is having their secrets exposed or disruptions in the flow of commerce.

    That's why they crackdown on whistleblowers and leakers. They really are a threat. Armed resistance isn't, in spite of the chest-pounding by so many on the right. They can be scooped up at will.

    But an individual with access, either physical or digital can cause them irreparable harm—and they know it. That's the reason for their heavy-handed tactics.

    "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

    by sceptical observer on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 03:22:42 AM PST

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