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How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).


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When Episode 2 came out, it was okay. Shiny, pretty, and so on.

At this point... I'm watching current politics work themselves out, following the movie play by play. And the sad shit is, I think it's going to go down the same way.

I really don't think this is a fight we, the Citizens of America, the People for whom this Country was founded to house, nurture, and protect. Right now, the political machine is spinning out of control, jumping at shadows, and getting the masses to jump with them. The democratic process has ground to a halt, as an Imperialistic ruler railroads new and more restrictive policies through Congress, using rethoric, propganda, and just plain bullying and namecalling to get it done.

But the bitch of it is, it's working. Through a unique combination of ignorance, apathy, and media saturation, the citizens are immobilized. I think Bush is going to get his little war, and I think Saddam will strike back with a devestating response- right at one of the major population centers of the United States.

I think our personal freedoms will vanish, and we'll wander around looking at posters that remind us that Total Information is Watching (for our safety), and that War is the Only Path to Peace, and so on. Orwell said it better.

And I watch this happen, and I'm lost. What do I do? What can we do? I don't think that this is a fight that can be won. They're moving too fast, too aggresively, and the citizenry has yet to roll off their ass and even contemplate the issues.

Goddammit, I don't want people to die; I don't want people to die over fucking oil! I don't want people to die just so that the status quo can stick it out another generation or two. I don't want to live in fear of my government.

I am afraid. I'm getting as involved as I know how, keeping track of petitions, movements to send faxes, etc.

I think we can stick it out mind you, and try and stave this off as long as possible. But I see this charging behemoth and I know that stepping in front of it will stop it about as well as if I stepped infront of a speeding train, and I'd fare the same in either case. So how do we derail this movement to a madman's war and a police state?

That's really what I want to know. I honestly don't think the constituency is going to be heard in Congress over the warmongering and the propoganda. So with the democratic process dead in the water... what do we do? How can we combat this?

Infowar? Fight back with propoganda? They have more resources for that than we do. And more experience. Hacktivism? Can any hack attack actually do enough damage to cripple the systems that are being put in place? It could possibly derail Total Information Awareness, but I doubt it. And even so, that's hardly the Achilles Heel in this matter. Open confrontation in military manuver won't get us anywhere- they've got the guns, the bombs and the tanks. And covert operations would just make us "Terrorists" too, and besides- the only people we can strike at are other citizens- our only allies in this fight.

So what else can we do?
Am I right? Are we doomed?
  • Yes, We are doomed. It was obvious before we elected this dictator.... Or didn't. Whatever. Ther result was the same.

    So we do what we can. I don't know what that is, I suppose it will be made apparent in the moment it's needed. And when it's too dangerous to continue here, whne too many of us are being found and killed (as I have no doubt will happen) then we go elsewhere and continue from there. That's the beauty of the "global society", and the internet, you don't have to be here to bring things down. You don't have to create so many martyrs, just in the process of trying to stay alive long enough to have an effect.
  • Bun Bun is stabbing at George Bush

    You know, that subject is going to go in my personal files. I'm shaking in my clogs. Really.
    (This was Elliesarcasim, a growing movement in the land of Ellie)

    To beat the game, you gotta play. This is why we need to form a political party and actually have serious multi-issue candidates. They can't call you a terrorist if you're a legal organization. They can't call you a terrorist if you fund lobbists. They can't call you a terrorist if NYPIRG backs you.

    The war against tyranny will not be fought with guns and bombs. It will be fought in the hearts of middle class white America. It will be lost.
    • Re: Bun Bun is stabbing at George Bush

      I honestly think that it's too late for that. Even that solution is predicated on the democratic process still working.

      Which I don't think that it does. Not to mention, even with multi-issue canidates, it's well nigh impossible to get a third party anywhere to start with, let alone in this political climate.

      It's something mind you, and I think it should be done, but I think it's too little too late.
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