Redefining our ‘redefinables’
Sunday 16 June 2013, 12.22am HKT
8.30pm local time, 25°C (77°F), rain all bleedin’ day
EVEN the Guitar and Bass Drums Brigade knows what’s what and what’s not about the current fracas with national ‘insecurity.’
ONE MORE TIME — let’s stop trying to redefine this is in some way that works for us in 2013; it does not, and this rule still applies:—
‘Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither’
Read it one more time.
NSA Surveillance, over 50% of Americans being OK with the fact that they’re being spied upon??! You’re not getting it.
I don’t care how many so-called plots they say they’ve foiled — I’m never, ever OK with trading liberty with security. People die, people hate, people also get run over by cars, and sometimes struck by lightning. There is no such thing as complete safety and for those of you that think you’re getting safety — think again.
You can’t secure 300 million people.
If someone wants to blow up a few hundred people — they’re gonna do it, and succeed eventually — get over it.
Thousands of people die due to gun accidents every year — nobody cares. People die of cancer — nobody cares. Car accidents, medical malpractice — literally thousands and thousands of people die every year that we could prevent — but we don’t.
Why would we try and prevent something unpreventable and live like we’re in the ’50s and in some kind of Red Scare? I ain’t scared — I’m just scared that nobody gets the fact that you’re collectively having the wool pulled over your eyes.
Alex Jones — bullshit. Fox News — bullshit. Most U.S. news outlets are bullshit. Follow the FACTS — not what someone says. Inform yourself, people — do a bit of history reading so you comprehend what’s going on. Then go and read “1984” and tell me if you’re freaked out at all yet — and how much longer you want to continue to enable the madness.
If we’re going to fight “terrorism,” let’s do a full sweep — let’s fight cancer, poverty, malnutrition, horrible education — let’s fight all of that JUST like we fight this supposed enemy.
If this becomes our new overall enemy, I too will start to fight. But until that happens, I will continue to remind people that everything you hear when it comes to ‘security’ is a farce.
— An American DJ speaks his mind about the NSA whistleblowing furore, 15 June 2013
All from the 100% musical types who actually have no time and no inclination about politics:—
“The stupidity of people is just hard to take at times, man — people ready to start a revolution over losing their guns but, hey, we’re being spied [on] more than Germans were under Nazi rule.”
So Jesus is now working for the NSA?
“The continual scaremongering is getting out of hand — it makes me laugh when people talk about terrorists being brainwashed to hate and murder — what do you think is happening to YOU every day, drip, drip, drip …? Open your eyes, people!”
“A direct result of the politic of fear (the same is in action in [the] EU), with a rhetoric of external and internal enemies, and defending a fictional national and cultural homogeneity.”
“Even the ‘tinfoil hat brigade’ don’t seem to get it! Just business as usual. Now if the ‘foreign’ data [collected by the USA] is being shared with the UK, does that mean that the UK has access to its own people’s data without legal subpoena? Is the UK being given access to foreign and USA data, and in turn sharing parts of it back to the USA — in effect allowing the USA to bypass the ‘foreign-only’ clause? Am I going too deep?”
Whose normal life are you living?
“Whenever I hear someone says ‘I have nothing to hide,’ I get angry. Because they don’t get [it] that this isn’t about having anything to hide or not. It’s about privacy rights, and how the government is removing all our rights to fight terrorism. I’m sorry, more people die from OD’ing on prescription medicine in Florida in a year than in the whole history of terrorism in [the] U.S. I don’t see anyone declaring war on pharmaceuticals. War On Terror creates more terror — not less — while at times actively bullies a civilian population. Let’s see the U.S. going around lecturing China about the need to respect privacy rights.”
“I remember watching the news when China had the Olympics [in 2008]. The outcry ‘We could never live like those poor people’ — the Great China Firewall, state-controlled media, etc. It’s no different for us — we live just like [they do] now — they are probably reading the same stories now, thinking ‘Those poor bastards, they have no idea…’ Hah.”
The actual worth of ‘black ops’
“Great point, I forgot about the actual number of people that die from terrorism. The fact that more people die from police shootings, alcohol, high blood pressure and so forth are never talked about. Fear is, and has always been, a great way to sway the people. It’s a lot more scary to think about a bombing than a cop or cheeseburger killing you…“
What the hell are we actually defending?
They died so that WE may have a BETTER life
(All images via Imgur)
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