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    lotlizard

    this mess is that nothing going on in the US government from the illegal bogus GWOT to the sick multinational corporate global economy that's too big to fail is not in our 'national interests.' In fact it's in no sovereign nation's interest. We have been begging for trouble for decades and deserve any we get. When it comes it needs to come from the people globally as globalization is a two way street as our corporate overlords are finding out.

    It's a world wide web and even NSA cannot stop information from traveling around the world. Pissing off their partners in crime the EU is going to make it harder for Goldman Sachs to rule the world.  Maybe we the people globally need to start an alternative to Google who are seriously evil. We also need more/ better hackers to take them on. Maybe this is the beginning of the top heavy too big to fail's, fall. The cracks in their inevitable world as we find it seem to be showing here.

    'Courage is contagious'  Glenn Geenwald.  

    •  Democracy means power in the hands of citizens. (0+ / 0-)

      The Powers That Be are trying to reduce democracy to making X marks on a slip of paper or a computer screen every few years, with very restricted choice (only a few bits of input = negligible bandwidth).

      The Powers That Be hate non-state actors that empower the individual citizen (WikiLeaks, Anonymous, whistleblowers, etc.).

      The Powers That Be love actors that appear to be non-state but can readily be co-opted or coerced into acting as an arm of the state (Google, Facebook, the telecoms, etc.).

      Trying to soothe, calm, lull, or ridicule people who are excited about an issue into settling back into a passive role — whom does that serve? Who gains from hypnotizing people into acquiescing in their own disempowerment?

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ☮ ♥ ☺

      by lotlizard on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 06:23:51 AM PDT

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